John Burnett

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Corruption On The Border: Dismantling Misconduct In The Rio Grande Valley

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.


Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Doesn't Make It Biblically Correct, Pastor Says

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.


Part Of The Landscape For Decades, Pumpjacks Remain Essential In Shale Fields

Sunday, June 28, 2015

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Family Knew Slain Charleston Pastor Would Lead A Consequential Life

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.


Federal Judge To Assess Damages In Chinese Drywall Lawsuit

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.


Wimberley Residents Leery Of River Weeks After Devastating Floods

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.


Massive Storm System Wreaks Havoc In Texas, Oklahoma And Mexico

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.


Federal Appeals Court Lets Stand Blockage Of Obama Immigration Actions

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.


'They're Not Gang Members': Bikers Protest Mass Arrests In Waco

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 ...


9 Dead In Waco, Texas, Motorcycle Gang Shootout

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.


9 Dead After Shootout Between Rival Biker Gangs In Central Texas

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.

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How Texas Ranchers Try To Clinch The Perfect Rib-Eye

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.


Pumpjacks Represent Symbol Of Life In American Oil Fields

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pumpjacks have been part of the American landscape for decades, and they remain essential in today's shale fields.


Newly-Released Texas Inmates Prepare For A Long Ride To Freedom

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 ...


Matamoros Drug Violence Spurs Rise In Kidnapping

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.


Matamoros Becomes Ground Zero As Drug War Shifts On Mexican Border

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.


Closure Of Private Prison Forces Texas County To Plug Financial Gap

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.


Doritos Stage Pulled From SXSW But Issues Remain

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

As the Austin, Texas, music festival enters its 28th year, concerns continue over corporate branding and security.


Excitement Over Mexico's Shale Fizzles As Reality Sets In

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mexico has opened up its oil and gas fields to foreign investors. But they're slow to enter, as low oil prices, drug violence and other challenges trump the lure of a vast and undeveloped shale bed.


After Riot, Private Prison In South Texas Is Scrutinized

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Nearly 3,000 inmates have been moved out of the private facility after last month's uprising, and staff is being laid off. There is a probe into how the for-profit company ran the prison.