Gang Violence

  • News

    April 29, 2010

    The Crucifixion of Juarez

    On the front line of the U.S. war on drugs, a Mexican city bleeds to death.

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Behind the Lyrics: Bunz is Twin City's Lifeline to Houston Hip-Hop

    [Ed. Note: We temporarily interrupt our real-time SXSW coverage to give you something else to read about for one of the last times this week.] Richmond and Rosenberg are tough places to describe, partly because there are many faces to the two towns, which are referred to on the streets as just one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Club's Landlord Blamed In Lawsuit For Gang Killing

    ​If a bunch of dudes get in a fight outside of a night club and one them kills another, is it the fault of the bar's landlord?That's essentially the question at hand in a lawsuit filed in Harris County District Court, claiming that poor security at the Kahlua Disco club near the Sharpstown mall he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    You've Heard It Effin' Before: Cops Wash Out With Soap Another Galveston County Potty-Mouth

    ​We really thought we wouldn't be writing again about people getting into trouble with the law in Galveston County because they cursed. But goshdarnit, it just keeps popping up.Whether it's a frustrated woman in a Wal-Mart, a guy arguing over his neighbor's dog poop, or even a guy from fuckin' Que ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    La Migra Arrests A Whole Bunch Of Gang Members

    The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency -- ICE to illegals and legals alike -- has announced the results of a big round-up of gang members in Houston, Beaumont and Corpus Christi who are undocumented aliens."Operation Community Shield" resulted in the arrests of 116 gang members and associate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Bacliff's 4th Street Players Gang Gets Hit With Federal Prison

    As Hurricane Ike threatened the Upper Texas Coast, we went to press with the story of the 4th Street Players, a predominantly white Anglo street gang in the Galveston Bay town of Bacliff. Nine members of the gang, who wore red colors in emulation of LA's Blood gangs, had been arrested in May of last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    The Tango Blast Houstone Gang Takes A Hit

    Local and federal agents in an anti-gang task force charged with waging the much-debated "War on Drugs" have nabbed another round of bad guys, this time more than a dozen members of Texas' largest prison gang, Tango Blast Houstone. Acting Houston U.S. Attorney Tim Johnson announced today that 14 mem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Someone Has To Keep Up With the Pot Demand From HISD Teachers

    Another HISD teacher's been nabbed for pot today; this time a special-ed teacher from the Harper Alternative School. This makes about 14 billion HISD teachers arrested in the last two weeks, officials estimate. (And by "officials," we mean us.)So the U.S. Department of Justice's newest National Drug ... More >>

  • News

    September 11, 2008

    Bacliff Wiggers

    The other kind of white gang

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 26, 2008
  • Culture

    May 1, 2008
  • News

    January 17, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 15, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    March 15, 2007


    The city is your playground

  • Home Entertainment

    October 5, 2006

    Copycat Killer

    Saints Row shamelessly apes Grand Theft Auto.

  • Film

    September 14, 2006

    Gridiron Gang

    Heavily padded football movie hits all the familiar notes

  • Film

    June 22, 2006

    Deep Doo-doo

    A modern-day Bonnie and Clyde are after your money again

  • Home Entertainment

    November 10, 2005

    Street Fighters

    The Warriors nicely complements the bloody cult classic that inspired it

  • Film

    June 23, 2005

    Dance, Dance, Revolution

    Hip-hop, clowns and war dances meet on the street in Rize

  • News

    June 23, 2005

    Can't Get Arrested

    Try as we might

  • News

    August 19, 2004

    Cowboy Noir

    Riding horses, sucking dust and planning for the big time

  • News

    August 14, 2003

    Tempting Teens

    Does a police sting program make kids into too-easy targets?

  • News

    April 24, 2003

    Mail Sacked

    The state says Texas prison inmates can't write to one another

  • Film

    March 6, 2003

    God Forsaken

    The brutal, brilliant City of God takes us inside Rio de Janeiro's urban decay

  • Music

    January 23, 2003

    Big Trouble at Brittle Spy

    Another Saturday Asian Night, another dead body on NoDo's streets

  • Film

    December 19, 2002

    Mean Streets

    Martin Scorsese looks at the roots of New York's violence, with mixed results

  • Calendar

    December 19, 2002

    Here Comes Pancho Claus

    This Latino Santa wears a zoot suit, not a sombrero

  • News

    October 17, 2002

    Moving On

    Continual crime, aging apartments and new activism collide as the fight for Fondren Southwest's soul rages onward

  • News

    January 10, 2002

    Wading It Out

    Plus: Weekend Warier, Sidewalk Shame

  • News

    December 6, 2001

    Gangstas in Paradise

    Galveston has beautiful beaches, the Strand and Moody Gardens. North of Broadway it has the projects, crippling poverty and big-city problems. And now the bad guys are back.

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001
  • Music

    June 21, 2001


    Thursday, June 21, Continental Club, 3700 Main

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    Murals and the Mind Police

    William Steen started a youth project for East End artists. And an HPD cover-up ended it.

  • News

    June 29, 2000

    Down for the Count

    "El Matador" Chavez fought his way to the top of the boxing ranks. Now he hopes to make his greatest comeback - if the INS will let him in the ring.

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    Letters From the Inside

    Ricardo Lara spent 19 years in Texas prisons. He got out the other day.

  • Film

    March 23, 2000

    Prepare for Landing

    The appropriately named Jet Li may prove Americans are finally primed for Far East mayhem

  • News

    February 17, 2000

    Gang of One

    Critics say cops and prosecutors are too quick to label some minorities as gangsters

  • Music

    September 30, 1999

    Redemption Rap

    Nuwine takes God to the gangstas

  • Calendar

    June 18, 1998

    Night & Day

    June 18 - 24, 1998

  • News

    December 11, 1997

    See Juarez

    From a forthcoming book by Charles Bowden and the street shooters of Ciudad Juarez The photojournalists of the border are capturing the grisly face of the future. And it's a lot closer than you think.

  • Music

    August 7, 1997
  • News

    May 23, 1996

    Roots Rasslin'

    At Tugboat Taylor's gym, would-be wrestlers are taught the eternal verities: It's more fun to be a heel, but heels always lose.

  • Music

    February 1, 1996

    Battle Scars

    Cypress Hill's B Real looks to the future, but can't forget his past

  • News

    July 13, 1995

    Kicking the Gang Attraction

    In Gulfton, soccer is much more than a game

  • News

    May 11, 1995

    The Great Smokeout

    Massive HPD sting nails desperate teenage cigarette thieves

  • News

    December 1, 1994


    A ragtag group of Houston filmmakers eye the future, and make a hit in Dallas

  • News

    July 14, 1994

    The Gangs Among Us

    Asian crime is growing. Asian immigrants are its main target. And the HPD hasn't a clue what to do.

  • News

    May 12, 1994

    The Crip Patrol Rolls

    Disabled activists take businesses to task over accessibility

  • News

    January 20, 1994

    Play It Again, Sam!

    Police try another less-than-zero-tolerance plan

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