On the front line of the U.S. war on drugs, a Mexican city bleeds to death.
[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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The other kind of white gang
The city is your playground
Saints Row shamelessly apes Grand Theft Auto.
Heavily padded football movie hits all the familiar notes
A modern-day Bonnie and Clyde are after your money again
The Warriors nicely complements the bloody cult classic that inspired it
Hip-hop, clowns and war dances meet on the street in Rize
Try as we might
Riding horses, sucking dust and planning for the big time
Does a police sting program make kids into too-easy targets?
The state says Texas prison inmates can't write to one another
The brutal, brilliant City of God takes us inside Rio de Janeiro's urban decay
Another Saturday Asian Night, another dead body on NoDo's streets
Martin Scorsese looks at the roots of New York's violence, with mixed results
This Latino Santa wears a zoot suit, not a sombrero
Continual crime, aging apartments and new activism collide as the fight for Fondren Southwest's soul rages onward
Plus: Weekend Warier, Sidewalk Shame
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.
Thursday, June 21, Continental Club, 3700 Main
William Steen started a youth project for East End artists. And an HPD cover-up ended it.
"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.
Ricardo Lara spent 19 years in Texas prisons. He got out the other day.
The appropriately named Jet Li may prove Americans are finally primed for Far East mayhem
Critics say cops and prosecutors are too quick to label some minorities as gangsters
Nuwine takes God to the gangstas
June 18 - 24, 1998
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.
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.
Cypress Hill's B Real looks to the future, but can't forget his past
In Gulfton, soccer is much more than a game
Massive HPD sting nails desperate teenage cigarette thieves
A ragtag group of Houston filmmakers eye the future, and make a hit in Dallas
Asian crime is growing. Asian immigrants are its main target. And the HPD hasn't a clue what to do.
Disabled activists take businesses to task over accessibility
Police try another less-than-zero-tolerance plan