John Burnett appears in the following:
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
It's a time-honored tradition in South Texas: Local candidates who need votes go to campaign workers known as politiqueras. But some of those workers are now charged with manipulating mail-in ballots.
Monday, July 06, 2015
How does a promising young cop go from town hero to drug trafficker? A former rogue officer details what led him to the dark side in a region known for corruption.
Monday, July 06, 2015
The FBI is cracking down on rampant corruption in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. With voter fraud, drug smuggling and bribery a big part of border culture, it's proving to be a difficult task.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Conservative churches and their congregants voiced the strongest opposition to same-sex marriages. Some church leaders say they'll continue to obey a higher authority.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
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Friday, June 19, 2015
Rev. Clementa Pinckney was devoted to public service. He was a state senator and champion of civil rights. Those who knew him say he was a natural leader, whether in politics or in the church.
Monday, June 08, 2015
Residents are still fighting Chinese manufacturers who sold bad drywall that went into the post-Katrina rebuilding effort. On Tuesday their case picks up again in a New Orleans federal courtroom.
Saturday, June 06, 2015
Search crews continue to look for three missing people after the Memorial Day weekend flood on the Blanco River. Meanwhile, those in Wimberley, Texas, are struggling to put their lives back together.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
As the storms lumber eastward, they broke extreme weather records in northern Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma. Dozens of people have been killed in flooding, tornadoes or are missing.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday against a request by the Obama Administration to resume applications for temporary deportation relief for an estimated 4.7 million immigrants.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Authorities in Waco, Texas, continue to investigate the deaths of nine motorcycle gang members in one of the worst biker brawls in recent times. More than 170 people were arrested and charged with organized crime; each is being held under a $1 million bond.
Now there's a backlash from ...
Monday, May 18, 2015
Police have jailed around 170 members of rival biker gangs since Sunday's deadly gunfight outside a sports bar. Nine people were killed and dozens were injured in the fight.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Bystanders fled for safety during the shootout at a busy restaurant in Waco shortly after noon on Sunday. The number of injured is unknown.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
The rib-eye is the bestselling cut of beef in America both at the supermarket and the steakhouse. Once a year, breeders bring their stock into the barn to take a peek at the steak using ultrasound.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Pumpjacks have been part of the American landscape for decades, and they remain essential in today's shale fields.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Last year, 21,000 inmates were released in Huntsville, Texas — one of the largest prison towns in America. For most of them, their gateway to the free world is the Huntsville Greyhound station.
Monday through Friday, the glass doors swing open on the front of the Civil War-era, red-brick prison ...
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Battles between rival drug gangs are flaring in the northeastern Mexican city of Matamoros. Kidnapping is increasingly being used by the narco-traffickers as an income generator.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Violence has descended on the once laid back tourist town of Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas. From mechanics to Twitter users, residents are feeling the effects of a turf war.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
A riot at a private immigration prison in Willacy County, Texas, forced officials to close the facility and relocate 2,800 inmates. But it also left the county with a $2.3 million budget shortfall.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
As the Austin, Texas, music festival enters its 28th year, concerns continue over corporate branding and security.