Houston Matters

New documentary sheds light on law enforcement’s response to the Uvalde school shooting

Posted on · Investigative reporter Lomi Kriel explains what a trove of information released by a confidential source reveals about the law enforcement response to the worst school shooting in Texas history. Her reporting is the basis for a new episode of the PBS series Frontline.

School shooting

Victims’ families invite the public to Uvalde to mourn with them, city leaders say ‘stay away’

Posted on · An open letter signed by Uvalde officials is urging people to give residents of Uvalde time, space and privacy to remember those lost on the one year mark of the Robb Elementary School shooting while a group representing some of the victims’ families wants people to come to town to mourn with them.

School shooting

“He has a battle rifle”: Police feared Uvalde gunman’s AR-15

Posted on · In previously unreleased interviews, police who responded to the Robb Elementary shooting told investigators they were cowed by the shooter’s military-style rifle. This drove their decision to wait for a Border Patrol SWAT team to engage him, which took more than an hour.