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 >>

  • News

    May 21, 2009

    A Child's Word

    When the charge is rape of a minor, a fair trial can be hard to come by.

  • News

    September 11, 2008

    Bacliff Wiggers

    The other kind of white gang

  • Culture

    May 1, 2008
  • Music

    February 21, 2008
  • News

    January 17, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    May 24, 2007

    Spider-Man 3

    Spider-Man 3 spins a web of mediocrity.

  • 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

  • Music

    June 8, 2006


    A few locals are afflicted with World Cup mania; also: Chango Jackson, KPFT and what touring bands really think of Houston

  • 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

    May 20, 2004

    Hey, PAL: Get Lost

    Budget cutbacks threaten one city program that works

  • 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.

  • Film

    February 29, 1996
  • 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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