John Burnett appears in the following:
Monday, September 12, 2016
A group of inmates in Texas says poorly ventilated, steel and concrete cellblocks bake like ovens. The inmates are suing the state prison system, arguing the heat is killing older and infirm convicts.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
The Texas Prison Museum displays wooden guns that look real, shanks made from spoons and a chess set carved from soap. The item that gets the most attention? An electric chair nicknamed Old Sparky.
Friday, August 12, 2016
Along the U.S.-Mexico border, most people favor Hillary Clinton for president and oppose building a wall. But a small group of Trump supporters demonstrates zeal.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Farmworkers in South Texas marched 200 miles for better wages and working conditions. But the strike ultimately failed, and workers today face the same problem: growers who systematically underpay.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
The accident in Central Texas that killed 16 people Saturday has resurfaced questions about regulation of commercial ballooning. The pilot had a troubled personal history and had gotten complaints.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 passengers crashed early Saturday morning near Lockhart, Texas. There were no survivors. It's the worst such accident in U.S. history.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
A vigil was held Monday for those killed and wounded by a shooter. President Obama will speak at a Tuesday memorial, and those attending the vigil shared what they want to hear from the president.
Monday, July 11, 2016
Dallas police, reeling from last week's shootings, already suffer from low pay and poor morale. But citizens have been rallying around officers, suggesting the events could be a turning point.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
The city of Dallas is still reeling from the murders of five police officers. Residents are rallying around law enforcement but some warn they can't abandon peaceful protests.
Friday, July 08, 2016
A sniper fired on people gathered for a peaceful march to protest two recent police shootings of black men Thursday night, killing five Dallas police officers and wounding at least seven others, along with two civilians.
Friday, July 08, 2016
The morning after the deadly attack on a protest over recent police shootings of black men around the U.S., the mood in Dallas is incredulous.
Friday, June 24, 2016
The court's tie vote blocked the administration's controversial attempt to help millions of unauthorized immigrant families. The case goes back to the court of a conservative federal judge in Texas.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
An "LGBT self-defense" website called Pink Pistols run by a disabled man in Philadelphia has taken off since the Orlando massacre. The group's founder says his Facebook page has quadrupled in likes, and gun instructors all over the country have stepped forward to offer instruction for concealed carry licenses.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Families of the 49 dead in the Orlando shooting are holding services, saying good-bye and arranging to bring bodies back home. But what happens if the person killed was living in the U.S. illegally?
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Vigils, memorials and funerals are now happening several times a day around central Florida after last weekend's shooting. Nineteen of the 53 people injured remain hospitalized.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
President Obama and Vice President Biden traveled to Orlando Thursday to visit with victims of the nightclub shootings as well as police and hospital workers.
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Women seeking an abortion in restrictive Texas now often pick the medical version, thanks to FDA rules making it easier. Others seek cheaper pills in Mexico, and aren't getting guidance from a doctor.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
The abortion pill is booming in Texas. Since the FDA loosened restrictions, more women are circumventing strict state laws on Texas abortion clinics by taking the pill as an alternative to surgery.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Despite U.S. efforts to stanch the flow, numbers are approaching the crisis of two years ago. U.S. Border Patrol agents say it's diverting resources away from catching drug and human traffickers.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Texans are obsessed with the Western diamondback rattlesnake. They catch thousands of them each year for snake festivals. Now, a possible ban of gassing snakes by the state jeopardizes those fiestas.