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Houston Shooting Survivor: My Slain Family Is 'In A Much Better Place'

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2014 | Crime

By Kevin Murphy July 12 (Reuters) - The teenage survivor of a shooting attack in suburban Houston in which her parents and four sibli...

6 Dead, Including 4 Kids, In Mass Shooting Near Houston

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.10.2014 | Crime

A gunman killed at least six people, including four children, and wounded a teenager in a Houston suburb and then engaged police in a three-hour stand...

Off-Duty Officer Arrested In Prostitution Sting By His Own Force

David Lohr | Posted 01.30.2014 | Crime

A Texas patrol deputy was arrested Wednesday during an undercover prostitution sting being conducted by his own agency. Emmanuel Augustine, 29, a f...

Ryan J. Reilly

White Alleged 'Knockout' Assailant Plans Constitutional Challenge To Hate Crimes Charge

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipolar, 27-year-old Texas man who allegedly filmed himself punching an elderly African-American man as part of the "Knockout Game" wi...

Radley Balko

U.S. Counties Killing The Most People Are Good At Getting Death Penalty, Not So Good At Justice

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

Just 2 percent of counties in America are responsible for more than half the nation's executions, and those same counties have been responsible for a ...

David Lohr

Texas Mom Forced 6-Year-Old To Stand On Ant Hill: Cops

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 07.17.2013 | Crime

A 6-year-old boy's horrific abuse at the hands his mother includes tongue burns and being forced to stand on an ant hill, Texas authorities say. Th...

The Perry Principle

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
James Moore

The Perry Principle is simple to state: If a law, policy, or idea does not in any manner provide benefit to the businesses and personal welfare of Rick Perry's political donors, it is to be avoided.

'I Hate To Say Mistakes Happen': Cop On How Handcuffed Teen Shot Himself

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 12.07.2012 | Crime

HOUSTON -- Deputies did not conduct a complete search of a Houston-area high school student who had threatened to hurt himself and failed to find a hi...

Study Reveals Shocking Connection Between Race And Capital Punishment In Texas

www.chron.com | Posted 11.15.2011 | Black Voices

The connection between race and capital punishment has been a hot topic this year, and it's likely to remain one after a new study found a shocking pa...

Houston, We Have a Voting Problem

Chris Kromm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kromm

The electoral battle over Harris County may have already claimed its first victims: a still-unsolved fire consumed a warehouse storing most of the county's voting machinery.

Obama-Biden-Daschle Want You! (To Talk about Health Care)

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Rigby

Obama has made clear his belief that health care reform requires first "reforming how government communicates with the American people." And that effort seems to be moving forward as we speak.

Double Voting In TX Primary Still Unresolved

Erin Medlicott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erin Medlicott

Texans told me they heard about something called the "Texas Two-Step," and thought it was legal to vote twice. Some admitted voting once for Senator Obama and once for Senator Clinton.