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  • News

    April 17, 2014

    For Many Refugees, the Journey to America Ends in a Cold Jail Cell

    While the United States decides their fate, asylum seekers sit in immigration detention.

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    CSI and Science: Crime Labs Across the Country Get it Wrong

    CSI, the venerable CBS television franchise, has placed forensic evidence at the forefront of many people's mind in regard to solving criminal cases. There is a belief -- albeit one without any empirical support -- that CSI and its ilk have made it harder for prosecutors in cases to get convictions ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Fourteen Prison Guards Plead Guilty To Running Inmate-Drug Empire

    We guess the definition of "captive audience" is pretty much epitomized by prison inmates. In Beeville, guards at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's McConnell Unit took advantage of the potential customer base and ran one hell of a drug ring, with the aid of inmates. They also smuggled in p ... More >>

  • News

    April 25, 2013

    Thieves' Bazaar: Medicare Fraud

    Hospitals, doctors and dealers have made Medicare the nation's sweetest crime. The feds are now trying to shutter the door.

  • News

    March 21, 2013

    Bloody Tide: How Puerto Rico Affects the U.S.

    As Puerto Rico is battered by a wave of drugs and brazen murders, Houston and other continental U.S. cities feel the blowback.

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2013

    Craft Beer Community Reacts to Death of Ash Rowell, Former Owner of Duff Beer Distribution

    Ashley "Ash" Rowell -- former owner of Duff Beer Distribution and beloved figure in Houston's craft beer community -- was shot and killed at his Montrose home this past Friday evening. Rowell answered a knock at his door around 7:45 p.m. on Friday and was shot in the doorway. According to the Houst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    2012 Houston Murder Numbers Up Slightly from 2011 But Still "Very Low"

    According to statistics from the Houston Police Department, there were 216 murders in Houston in 2012, which is 18 more than we had in 2011, but still the second lowest number of murders in our city since 1966, continuing what officials don't want to suggest might be a trend given how unpredictable ... More >>

  • News

    December 27, 2012

    Texas Crimes of the Year, 2012

    As it turns out, Texans indulged in all seven of the deadly sins.

  • News

    November 1, 2012

    Country Club Sopranos

    American banks are on a massive crime spree. Obama and Romney hope you won’t notice.

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Venomous Maximus, American Heist Barrel Into Dallas' Riot Fest

    This week our sister paper the Dallas Observer and their music blog DC9 At Night talked to Houston's own Venomous Maximus -- namely lead singer Gregg Higgins and guitarist Christian Larson -- for their "My First Show" series. Rewind: Venomous Maximus Head Out Onto the Highway For Summer Tour Roc ... More >>

  • News

    September 13, 2012

    Santa Muerte: Patron Saint of the Drug War

    Need help killing someone? Or cementing a drug deal? This may be the saint for you.

  • Culture

    August 9, 2012
  • News

    July 26, 2012

    Friends Can Also Betray You

    Mexicans pay in blood for America's War on Drugs.

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Alleged Credit Card Thieves Lead Constables Right to Their Door

    From reading his most recent arrest affidavit, it looks like Darren Patrick Scheper had a good thing going there for a while. As his friends would later tell police, Scheper's hustle was to break into cars, steal whatever valuables he could find inside, and if he was lucky enough to find a wallet st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Five Dumbest Reasons Someone Got Killed in East Texas

    We understand some of you will read this and likely think: Every reason to kill someone is wrong. This rationale holds ostensible merit, you, reader of great virtue. But there is a difference -- minuscule as it may be -- between wrong and just plain dumb. Every excuse is wrong, ... More >>

  • News

    March 22, 2012

    The Columbine Effect

    Thirteen years and a hundred school shootings later, why is Hollywood still obsessed with this one?

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Michael Ray Cooper, 28, Bayou Body Count No. 8

    Shot to death by a visitor​A man was shot to death in his Sunnyside home Sunday evening, police say. Michael Ray Cooper, 28, had a visitor to his home in the 3600 block of Bloomfield about noon Sunday. "At some point during the visit, the suspect shot and killed Cooper," HPD says. "After the ... More >>

  • News

    December 1, 2011

    Hands-On Experience

    Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually abused by police officers. Critics say the Boy Scouts, who oversee the program, should share the blame.

  • News

    November 3, 2011

    Lost Boys

    New research demolishes the stereotype of the underage sex worker — and sparks an outbreak of denial among child-sex-trafficking alarmists nationwide.

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Om Prakash Budha: Faces Prison over Refusals to Fill Out Visa Forms

    Man, Om Prakash Budha, 28, does not want to go back to Nepal. He was nabbed in October 2010 crossing the U.S. border at Brownsville without proper documentation. Fine, you got caught, go home and try again, right? Wrong. "On four separate occasions during a four-month period, Budha steadfastly ref ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Robert L. Hedrick: Pan Am's Big Comeback Likely Stalled With Its President's Child-Porn Indictment

    A child-porn indictment qualifies as a wrench in the plans​Robert L. Hedrick made a big splash last October, inviting former Pan Am employees back to Brownsville's original pan Am building to announce the creation of an airline with a similar name that had plans to fly routes from that city to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Rashad Minix, 20, Bayou Body Count No. 95

    Shot near TSU​An alleged drive-by shooting near the Texas Southern University campus early Sunday morning left one person dead. Rashad Minix, 20, was killed in the incident in the 3400 block of Rosedale about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Houston police say. Another man injured in the shooting was expect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Miranda Phillips: Poses As Medical Pro in Attempt to Score Purple Drank

    Miranda Phillips: Not a trained medical professional​Although Miranda Phillips claimed to be working for a doctor in Livingston, employees at the Lufkin Walmart's pharmacy thought something was fishy about her phoned-in request for a prescription last December. She told the pharmacist that s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Jeffrey Stern: Bellaire Attorney Indicted in Failed Murder-for-Hire Plot Against Wife

    HPDJeffrey Stern, accused in murder-for-hire plot​Over six months after the arrest of his mistress Michelle Gaiser, prominent Bellaire attorney Jeffrey Stern has been indicted on two counts of solicitation of capital murder in the attempts to take the life of his wife, Yvonne Stern. Harris Co ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2011

    The Devil in DMX

    Can the celebrated rapper get out of trouble long enough to top the charts again?

  • News

    December 9, 2010

    Montrose Murder

    Paul Broussard's killer, up for parole, may not be model prisoner.

  • News

    September 23, 2010

    Pinalcchio

    Renowned forensics experts say a Pinal County deputy's high-profile tale about getting shot after encountering drug smugglers doesn't add up

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    The Stern-Gaiser Affair: HPD Arrests Alleged Shooter

    Photo courtesy HCSOMichelle Gaiser, alleged criminal mastermind​A fifth suspect has been arrested in connection with events surrounding the alleged murder-for-hire plot of Yvonne Stern, the Bellaire trial lawyer's wife who survived three recent attempted hits.Houston police say that 26-year-old Da ... More >>

  • News

    August 26, 2010

    Asylum Denied

    Unlike refugees from other troubled countries, only a fraction of Mexicans seeking U.S. asylum are accepted – no matter how horrible their wounds or their stories.

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Rio Grande Mud: Cops, Mayors and Judges Busted For Corruption, DWI And Whoring All Over Valley

    Froget it, Jake. It's just the Valley​On moving to Miami during that city's Cocaine Cowboy heyday, a friend once described the place thusly: "You are nobody here until you are under indictment."As the frontline for the drug war has shifted from Colombia and South Florida to Mexico and South Texas, ... More >>

  • News

    August 12, 2010

    Seized

    Inside the brutal world of America's kidnapping capital

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Ramiro C. Lozano, World's Dumbest Child Pornographer, Gets 20 Years

    Won't be smiling for long​Most child pornographers are caught when law enforcement gains access to private, secure web groups.Then there are the child pornographers who get caught when they pass out on the side of the road in a car filled with their sick handiwork.Ramiro C. Lozano, 47, of Brownsvi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    "Fashionable Felon"? You Call This Fashionable, FBI?

    Photo courtesy FBITerrible lighting, awful pose -- this is a fashion shoot?​The FBI has put out an alert for someone it's calling "The Fashionable Felon," a woman who robbed a Wachovia Bank branch on the northwest side yesterday afternoon.We realize the FBI was not created to be an arbiter of fash ... More >>

  • News

    June 10, 2010

    Cowboy Down

    Rob Krentz's family talks about the life and death of the murdered Arizona rancher.

  • News

    June 3, 2010

    Homeless High

    On the Furr campus, kids are getting the chances they need.

  • Calendar

    April 15, 2010

    The Warriors

    Where else can you get this kind of carnage for less than ten bucks?

  • News

    February 25, 2010

    Thank God He's An Idiot

    Child-porn producer pleads guilty

  • News

    February 25, 2010

    Victims' Wrongs: Injured parties in Harris County say plea bargains go on behind their backs

    Some injured parties in Harris County say plea bargains go on behind their backs and without their approval.

  • News

    January 14, 2010

    True Confessions?

    Seventeen years ago, Charles Raby said he killed an old lady. Now he's not so sure.

  • 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 >>

  • News

    July 9, 2009

    Kidnapped

    Texan Larry Plake went out to one offshore oil job too many and ended up held for ransom in the Nigerian jungle.

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2008

    InPrint Studio Series: Karen Shepard and Cate Marvin

    These two UH Creative Writing Program grads read from their latest books

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2008

    The Splasher

    The Catastrophic Theatre Company’s on a roll

  • Calendar

    January 19, 2006
  • News

    March 11, 2004

    The Icebox Revisited

    Houston had one of its most shocking race murders 45 years ago. But exactly whose tragedy was it?

  • News

    May 24, 2001

    Rejected

    Thousands of inmates rely annually on a capricious parole board for their freedom. Most, like George Dismukes, return to their cells without ever knowing why they were denied.

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    Absent a Mother

    A judge says Karen Shrader can't see or talk to her children because she's a bad influence. Shrader says any “bad influence” comes from the application of her ex-husband's deep pockets to the East Texas legal system.

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    Dead, Dead, Dead

    The police killings of Pedro Oregon, Ida Lee Delaney and Byron Gillum

  • News

    January 22, 1998

    Critical Diagnosis

    If you think your HMO is bad, check out what Texas has created for its prison inmates

  • News

    March 21, 1996

    The Cheap Secrets of Harwin

    Beyond the Galleria, beyond Target - and sometimes beyond the law - lies Houston's last untamed wilderness of shopping

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