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The Teenage Gang That Graduated To Cold Blooded Murder
April 11, 2022

Gun-wielding gang members from Houston burst into a rural bank located a hundred miles north of Houston. The high school-age teenagers graduated from burglaries and drive-by shootings to cold-blooded murder that day. They left behind the bullet-riddled

Do Murderous Roots Lie Within Your Family Tree?
April 04, 2022

It was called the Ride Murder. The bullet-riddled body of an unidentified seaman from the Port of Houston, Texas was found dumped in a ditch a few miles away. Two men and a woman used a “honey pot” trap to lure the seaman into their car to rob him. It

A Sniper In The Tower--Why Did He Do It?
March 28, 2022

Before Columbine. Before Sandy Hook. Before Virginia Tech.  There was the Sniper in the Tower at the University of Texas. America’s first mass murder and school shooting unfolded on live television in Austin, Texas more than a half-century ago. Since th

CBS News Anchor Bob Schieffer Shocked By Broomstick Killer’s Brutality
March 21, 2022

Retired CBS News Anchor Bob Schieffer was the first reporter to interview Kenneth McDuff and cover his crimes in 1966.  Back then Schieffer was the police beat reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Schieffer had just returned from a combat assignme

First There Was the Lone Ranger. Now There's Creed True.
March 14, 2022

We usually take our fans inside the crime scene tape of real-life crimes. But in this episode, we are testing out a fictional Texas Ranger superhero named Creed True, inspired by real-life cases. The Texas Ranger became a superhero in pop culture long b

One Riot, One Ranger Fuels 200-Year Old Legend
March 07, 2022

Texas kicked off festivities on Texas Independence Day, to commemorate the 2023 Bicentennial of the Texas Rangers.  As the Rangers approach their 200th year of service their legend is embodied in the following quote.  When Texas Ranger Captain Bill McDo

A Concise and Accurate History of the Texas Rangers
February 28, 2022

The Bonnie and Clyde gang rode roughshod over the Central United States during the Depression in the 1930s until Texas Ranger Frank Hamer came out of retirement and ended their deadly robbery spree in an ambush. It’s one of many cases that contributes to

How Genetic Genealogy Solved The 1974 Murder Of Carla Walker
February 21, 2022

Fort Worth Cold Case detectives solved the murder of 17-year old Carla Walker after it had gone cold for nearly five decades. They analyzed old evidence using genetic genealogy and new DNA extraction technology pioneered by Othram, a forensic genealogy l

After Hitmen Failed To Kill Her Husband She Pulled The Trigger
February 14, 2022

This is a story about two botched murder attempts by hired hitmen. And what happened when 65-year old Joyce Sturdivant took matters into her own hands. One of the most common forms of homicide is when one half of a couple kills the other. Women are usu

Real Stories Of The Texas Highway Patrol
February 07, 2022

The men and women of the Texas Highway Patrol work alone, often at night, on remote stretches of highway. They drive distinctive black and white cruisers and SUV’s with bright gold emblems in the shape of Texas on the side doors. If a traffic stop turns