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The Story of a Botched Sting, a Dead Informant and Friendly Firenew

The story of a DEA sting operation in which the confidential informant died, a Houston police officer shot a sheriff’s deputy and most of the suspects were never held accountable.
Houston Press  |  Leif Reigstad  |  10-28-2015  |  Features

The Real Vampires of Houstonnew

The Houston subculture that drinks blood and chases psychic energy.
Houston Press  |  Chris Lane  |  04-15-2015  |  Culture

How the VA Farms Out Obstetricsnew

Female service members can go to war but can't give birth in a VA hospital.
Houston Press  |  Jef Rouner  |  02-13-2015  |  The War on Women

The Legal Battle Over Texas Oyster Reefsnew

The Texas Gulf Coast has become a battleground among oystermen fighting for control of the reefs on the bottom of the bay, and Texas may be only the beginning.
Houston Press  |  Dianna Wray  |  01-30-2015  |  Environment

Cold Case: The Murders of Cosby and Jacksonnew

The murders of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson, her girlfriend, made national news. Then the cameras went away. 40 weeks later, with Cosby's father sitting in a jail cell, no one has been charged with their murders.
Houston Press  |  Dianna Wray  |  01-07-2015  |  Crime & Justice

San Jacinto River Waste Pits Unleashed Toxins Into Rivernew

Meet the residents living along the San Jacinto River who say their lives and their health have been harmed by what is sitting in the water.
Houston Press  |  Susan Du  |  11-05-2014  |  Environment

Kicked Out of Rehabnew

With Riverside Hospital shut down, patients scramble to find a place in Houston's already crowded recovery care system.
Houston Press  |  Susan Du  |  10-23-2014  |  Drugs

The Girl on the Torture Board Speaksnew

Decades ago Rhonda Williams was attacked by Dean Corll and ordered by a judge to never speak about what happened. 40 years later she's telling the whole truth about that night and the aftermath for the first time.
Houston Press  |  Craig Malisow  |  10-16-2014  |  Crime & Justice

Magical and Fantastic: Patrick Renner Transforms Dream Images into Realitynew

If you've ever seen his public works, you've probably wondered where they came from. Meet the man behind some of Houston's most whimsical art, Patrick Renner.
Houston Press  |  Adam Castañeda  |  10-09-2014  |  Art

Medical Marijuana Refugees Fleeing Texas to Help Their Loved Onesnew

How far would you go to ease the suffering of your child? Would you break the law? Would you leave your home behind? We talk to those parents taking the risks to go to states where medical marijuana is legal to try and help their sick kids.
Houston Press  |  Angelica Leicht  |  10-02-2014  |  Drugs

When a Lesson Took a Dangerous Turn, a Room Full of Firefighters Couldn't Save Neal Smithnew

Neal Smith was learning to fight fires and save lives, but the lesson turned deadly when his internal temperature shot over 108 degrees and what could have saved him - a simple tub of ice water - was nowhere to be found.
Houston Press  |  Craig Malisow  |  09-18-2014  |  Features

Trench Life: Chris Myers and Duane Brown are Crucial to the Texans' Success, On and Off the Fieldnew

Quarterbacks may be the stars of the NFL, but the offensive line is the heartbeat. In Houston, Chris Myers and Duane Brown are trying to bounce back from a 2-14 season on the field while helping out one of their Trench Life brothers off of it.
Houston Press  |  Sean Pendergast  |  09-10-2014  |  Sports

Stroke Misdiagnosis Leaves Woman Speechlessnew

The first hospital said her problems were all in her mind. The second said that she was having a stroke. A stroke from which she most likely would have made a full recovery if she'd received immediate treatment at the first ER.
Houston Press  |  Dianna Wray  |  09-04-2014  |  Health

Bathroom Battles: Scaremongering Abounds about Transgender Public Restroom Usagenew

One part of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance has caused more debate than others, with opponents going so far as to call it the Sexual Predator Protection Act. We examine the war over transgender public restroom usage.
Houston Press  |  Jef Rouner  |  09-02-2014  |  LGBT

Good Investments: Teaching Texas Inmates About Business Can Turn Criminals Into CEOsnew

The Prison Entrepreneurship Program is a program turning Texas convicts in to Texas businessmen. This isn't just good for the prisoners either- it's good for the general public as well.
Houston Press  |  Craig Malisow  |  08-06-2014  |  Crime & Justice

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