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How Texas Horse Racing Became A Money Laundering Business For A Drug Cartel

Posted on · The book Bloodlines tells the true story of how two FBI agents investigated a dangerous criminal organization in Mexico by tracking money laundering through horse racing in the U.S. Author Melissa del Bosque tells us more.

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Investigators Think They Know Who Killed Eleven Girls Around Galveston in the 1970s

Posted on · In the 1970s, in and around Galveston, teenage girls started going missing – sometimes in pairs. Many of their bodies would turn up in swamps, marshes and bodies of water in places like Clear Lake and Texas City. Those murders — along with a cluster of others over the years along Interstate 45 between Houston […]

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Houston’s Hidden Treasures, and The 1970s I-45 Houston to Galveston Murders: Thursday (April 27, 2017)

Posted on · Houston is a big city, home to a number of popular attractions. We have popular restaurants like Ninfa’s and House of Pies. We have NASA, the Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Galleria — all kinds of things that are old standbys that most people probably know about. But what about the more obscure stuff? What […]

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True Crime Author Examines the Infamous Texas Stiletto Murder

Posted on · You might recall a rather unusual murder case that made headlines in 2013. University of Houston professor Stefan Andersson was killed with a high-heel, stiletto shoe by his former girlfriend Ana Trujillo. True crime writer Kathryn Casey has written an account of the case called Possessed: The Infamous Texas Stiletto Murder. She tells Houston Matters […]

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Election Interview With DA Candidate Kim Ogg: Wednesday’s Show (October 5, 2016)

Posted on · With the November election fast approaching and early voting around the corner, we have been devoting time these last few weeks to two key races in Harris County for Sheriff and District Attorney, and have offered you a chance to talk directly with candidates vying for your vote. On this edition of Houston Matters, we conclude […]

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Texas Killing Fields: Author Looks at a String of Murders From Houston to Galveston

Posted on · Over a 30-year stretch, there were some 30 murders — mostly of young women — along a stretch of I-45 spanning from Houston to Galveston. Authorities don’t believe all 30 are related, but two clusters of them could be the work of one — or maybe even two — serial killers at work in the […]

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City Council Preview and Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

Posted on · Last year, Houston’s City Council tackled some challenging issues, including passage of an equal rights ordinance, and folding app-based paid ride services into rules governing transportation in the city. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss what’s in store for the Houston City Council in 2015 with reporter Mike Morris, who covers City Hall […]