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Marital Mayhem

Walking Dead actress is headed to prison for attempt to poison President Obama

By Claire St. Amant

The bizarre case involving a Texas actress, three ricin-laced letters and President Obama has come to an end. Shannon Guess Richardson, a 35-year-old woman from New Boston, Texas, near Texarkana, w ...


Spring Tragedy

Donations pour in for heroic surviving teen daughter of Spring family massacre as suspect creates a court scene

By Barbara Kuntz

An outpouring of generosity is bringing a little bit of sunshine to the reeling Spring community — and beyond — just days after the execution-style murders of six people, including ...


Crime

Stray bullet bedroom killing of Houston teen has police pleading for help as American dream dies in tragedy

By Ellen Goodacre

A stray bullet came flying through a Bellaire Boulevard area apartment window killing 16-year-old David Yac as he laid out his clothes for work.    Yac was hit in the head while in hi ...


Crime

Houston's Feel Good restaurant founder arrested in a sex trafficking sting: Prostitution charges pending

By Katie Friel

Judson V. Sutherland, an Austin attorney and founding partner of J. Black's Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge (including its Houston restaurant), was arrested during an FBI-led sex traffickin ...


Time To Move On

Enchilada Queen says she's "at peace" after ex-boyfriend pleads guilty in shooting attack

By Eric Sandler

The book has closed on one of the most bizarre chapters in the history of Houston's food scene.  On Tuesday afternoon, Michael Warren pled guilty to aggravated assault with a dead ...


Cowboy Crime

Texas Rangers to the rescue: $1 million worth of stolen cowboy boots recovered in made-for-TV find

By Claire St. Amant

It might sound like the plot of a Walker, Texas Ranger episode, but the news of a $1 million cowboy boot bust is very real. Carrollton police detectives were first notified of a large-scale cowboy ...


Story Behind The Story

48 Hours correspondent calls Texas murder mystery unique and spellbinding

By Claire St. Amant

When CultureMap Dallas published an investigative story about accused murderer Michele Williams, it got the attention of CBS news magazine show 48 Hours. Correspondent Peter Van Sant and a team of ...


It's A Small World

Dying for a luxurious international weekend escape? Try Mexico City — yes, Mexico City

By Caitlin M. Ryan

Just one short flight from any major hub in Texas will land a traveler in the lap of luxury. Though this city is often overlooked as a destination, and is used more commonly as a thoroughfare, Mexi ...


Shoe Killer's Harsh Sentence

Stiletto shoe murderess hit with the harshest possible sentence: Killer cries as she's sent away

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Houston resident Ana Trujillo, who was convicted of murdering her boyfriend with the heel of her stiletto, has just been sentenced to life in prison. Trujillo cried in court when the verdict w ...


Shocking Restaurant Shooting

Senseless shooting of Houston restaurant workers mobilizes a community to help critically-injured cook

By Eric Sandler

Adair Kitchen owners Katie Barnhart and Nick Adair have set up a fund to benefit Estela Renteria, who was critically injured when two men assaulted her and a coworker Tuesday night as the ...


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