Bissonnet Gate

Law Enforcement

Houston’s effort to curb human trafficking on Bissonnet Track bolstered by road-blocking gates

Posted on · The Houston Police Department began placing nightly barricades on part of Bissonnet Street in southwest Houston last May. Prostitution and related crime in the area has since diminished significantly, according to Houston City Council member Edward Pollard.

Midtown Sunoco Station

Public Safety

Challenges remain as Houston police combat crime, homelessness in Midtown

Posted on · A division commander for the Houston Police Department says it is seeing encouraging signs after increasing its patrol presence in the vicinity of a gas station where there were two shootings in the span of a week earlier this summer.

Reggie Jackson Hellcat


Houston man accused of stealing Reggie Jackson’s sports car wanted by police

Posted on · Juan Luna, 30, has been charged with aggregate theft related to the theft of Jackson's Dodge Charger Hellcat as well as a Dodge Ram pickup truck on Aug. 29, along with evading arrest and three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly crashing into multiple vehicles while evading police.

Finner Turner

City of Houston

Houston seeing decrease in murders, most other violent crimes so far in 2023

Posted on · Homicides were down by more than 22 percent during the first seven months of this year, compared to the same time period in 2022, according to data released by the Houston Police Department.


Houston Matters

Full Show: East Side Gentrification, And The Year In Transportation (Dec. 18, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: A report expects crime and murder rates to decline in most big cities -- except Houston. Then, a study examines which of Houston's neighborhoods are the most susceptible to gentrification. Plus, we reflect on the year's biggest transportation stories. And John Lomax III discusses the contributions of his father, John Avery Lomax, Jr., to the documentation of American folk music.

Houston Matters

Murder & Mayhem in Houston: Book Tells of Forgotten Bayou City Crimes

Posted on · Many of us are familiar with some of the most notorious crimes in Houston history, especially those in the last couple decades. But not every case has a book written about it or a movie made.

Full Show

Safety in Houston, the Good the Bad and the Ugly, and Xanadu on Stage: Houston Matters for Friday June 20, 2014

Posted on · How do you determine where Houston is a safe place to live, work or walk around? A 2013 poll conducted by Gallup-Healthways Well Being Index said that 63 percent of Houstonians feel safe. That’s lower than the national average of 72 percent. And according to the Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey, crime as a number […]

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