Plus, a Houston woman went to Fort Worth to cut off 24 feet of fingernails.
Texas prison officials think they can curb contraband by banning greeting cards, but prisoners say the drugs come in through guards, not mail.
What Poncho Nevarez’s cocaine problem tells us about corruption and impunity at the Texas Capitol.
In the podcast, narrated by ProPublica’s Ginger Thompson, survivors and DEA agents explain living in a town controlled by drug traffickers.
Javier Peña, as a character, was popularized through the Netflix series 'Narcos.' But the story of the real Peña—who lives in San Antonio—and his quest to end the reign of Pablo Escobar is bigger than a screen.
A case of carrots and the customs checkpoint in Pharr.
A report in today’s Austin American-Statesman shows the Texas Department of Public Safety was responsible for just 10 percent of all the drug seizures along the Texas border despite the state surge.
A Nigerian-born Louisiana man says he’s a chief and not a “witch doctor,” and his case recalls a far more horrible one from 26 years ago.
A Brazoria County task force executed a 21 Jump Street-style sting in area high schools over the past several months, culminating in the arrests of six students.
An old friend says Houston’s Benthall, the alleged administrator of online drug emporium Silk Road 2.0, is an even unlikelier drug lord than Austinite Ross Ulbricht, who is currently on trial for running Silk Road 1.0. Which is not say that she thinks Benthall is innocent...
What's happening out in West Texas?
Former Cowboys receiver Sam Hurd was arrested after attempting to set himself up as a Chicago drug lord—while he was drawing a veteran's salary from the Bears—and this week he revealed to Sports Illustrated how many of his former teammates in Dallas he sold "the loudest weed in California" to. How
A dramatic increase in border security over the past six years has made the Sierra Blanca inspection station one of the nation’s toughest. And I oughta know.
Four police officers in the Rio Grande Valley, including the son of Hidalgo County sheriff Lupe Treviño, are accused of taking payoffs to protect cocaine shipments along the Mexican border.
A 22-year-old Waco man allegedly beat, choked, and ate parts of his family dog in a K-2-fueled rage.
The feds raided Jovitas, an old Austin establishment, and arrested fifteen people they say were involved in a heroin distribution ring.
According to a new e-book, "it became an open secret that he was using painkillers in sufficient dosages to keep him standing through the two-hour debates."
Photos of five Texas news stories that captured the nation's attention this month.
A county commissioner was accused of distributing 110 pounds of marijuana, a tenured UTEP professor violated university policies, a suburban mayor dined at Hooters with city money, and mayoral candidate got a lap dance in his campaign office.
Sheriff's deputies arrested 26-year-old Ricardo Luna, who allegedly tried to use crack cocaine as payment for a $10 lap dance at the XTC Cabaret strip club in Austin.
This time, Armie Hammer, who played the Winklevii twins in The Social Network, was (allegedly) busted with "special" sweets.
The cocaine goes north. The money goes south. And Mexican kingpins like Juan García Abrego laugh all the way to the bank—a Texas bank, that is.
For as long as the U.S. military has patrolled the border in search of drug smugglers, there has been the possibility that an innocent civilian would be killed. The government insists the chance is worth taking. Tell that to the family of Ezequiel Hernandez, Jr.
Gilmer High School Principal released a statement to parents cautioning against use of digital drugs as a danger to East Texas teens.
The Texas Historical Commission's markers are now eligible for their own plaque, Ron Paul and Sheila Jackson Lee are the Hill's best talkers, and the TCU drug bust was a bit pitiful.
Plus, Josh Hamilton's first interview since his relapse, El Paso's Komen Race, and George H.W. Bush's hosiery.
After the Texas Rangers' outfielder publicly relapsed, fans and columnists alike had opinions about Josh Hamilton the Player. But what about Josh Hamilton the Recovering Addict?
The rapper takes a marijuana bust in the same place that tripped up his good friend Willie Nelson.
Two suspects arrested at a Whataburger outside of Houston find a unique way to kill time while being taken to the precinct.
Twenty-two years ago a Texas Ranger was shot and killed during a drug raid on the home of Greg Ott, a philosophy graduate student. Even today, no one really knows what happened on that tragic night.
With its optimistically broad streets and oversized cantilevered homes, Plano is the suburban ideal taken to its extreme, and its exaggerated scale often gives rise to exaggerated problems. Heroin addiction is only the latest.
Even by South Texas standards, the undoing of Starr County sheriff Eugenio Falcón, Jr., was one for the books.
Except for the time she spent as a police officer in Plano and Tyler—when she couldn’t get past the “emotional shutdown” required by the job—Kim Wozencraft has always been a writer. She kept a journal as a child, as a student at Richland College in Dallas, and later, during a
Now that Joe Chagra is dead, it’s time to clear his name in the 1979 assassination of San Antonio federal judge John Wood.