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Why Are Murder Rates Up in 2015?

Posted on · Back in March, following a stretch of several murders in just over a day, a sergeant with the Houston Police Department's homicide division told the Houston Chronicle he was expecting "a heavy summer" for homicides. That comment prompted the Houston Matters team to wonder how much murder rates correspond to the seasons here – are […]

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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 – or some have simply faded from memory over time. And those are the stories John Nova Lomax and […]

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Run Brother Run: Brother’s Murder Fuels Houston Attorney’s Legal Passion

Posted on · Houston attorney David Berg’s brother, Alan, was murdered in 1968 by Charles Harrelson, known hit man and father of Woody Harrelson. Despite an eyewitness — Harrelson’s girlfriend — who agreed to testify, Harrelson was acquitted. Now, nearly 50 years later, David Berg has written Run, Brother, Run, a memoir about his family, his brother, his […]

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Run Brother Run: Brother’s Murder Fuels Houston Attorney’s Legal Passion

Posted on · Houston attorney David Berg’s brother, Alan, was murdered in 1968 by Charles Harrelson, known hit man and father of Woody Harrelson. Despite an eyewitness — Harrelson’s girlfriend — who agreed to testify, Harrelson was acquitted. Now, nearly 50 years later, David Berg has written Run, Brother, Run, a memoir about his family, his brother, his […]

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What’s Being Done to Address and Prevent Crime in Houston?

Posted on · When you’re the fourth largest city in the country, crime is an inevitable part of life. But what crimes? And how prevalent are they? Houston Police Department statistics offer a glimpse. In January of this year, HPDsays there were more than 11,300 crimes reported across the city of Houston. More than half were thefts; nearly […]

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Charges filed in 1992 Murder Case

Posted on · In July of 1992, four people were shot and killed during a home invasion robbery in south Houston. Now seventeen years later, police have charged three people with the murders. As Bill Stamps reports — one of the murder victims was the younger brother of local activist Quanell X.

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Reward Increased For Convenience Store Murders

Posted on · Police are asking for the public's help in solving the murder of a convenience store owner and one of his employees. Now a local business has stepped up to more than double the reward money. Bill Stamps has more.