It's a fine line between striking fear into the hearts of your enemies and signing a confession of criminal activity on your face. But in a fast-paced city like Houston with little patience for extensive introductions, some large Gothic letters on your forehead could save everybody a bit of time and ... More >>
As event grew, so did promises, expectations and disappointments.
Some things are better left unarguedYou'd hope that San Antonio residents Wilber Adalid Rodriguez and Jose Antonio Rodriguez would find a way to get along. As the old blues song goes, they were both poor boys a long ways from home: the 24-year-old Wilber hails from El Salvador, while Jose, 28 ... More >>
Gwen Komahcheet: The computers like him, but the coaches poll and strength of schedule....Rick Perry's office has issued an official release today announcing that "Jose H. Morales, a member of the Mexican Mafia," has been arrested.Morales was a member of the states' Top 10 Most Wanted Fugit ... More >>
A cunning American boy becomes a Mexican cartel soldier and East L.A. executioner.
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 >>
Out Go the Lights
A new kind of gang in Texas and Houston promises protection but no lifelong commitment
Courtesy of HPD I first heard about the Hispanic prison gang Tango Blast Houstone from a social worker here in town who said he was alarmed at how many of the kids he was dealing with seemed to admire the gang’s members. He told me the group’s symbols, such as the Astros logo and area codes ... More >>
Ricardo Lara spent 19 years in Texas prisons. He got out the other day.
The Texas parole board let him out to die; instead, he got involved in a killing.
I learned many things when I accompanied a trio of bounty hunters to Mexico to fetch a fugitive drug suspect. Foremost among them: never leave your map at home...