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A U.S. Border Patrol agent says that the federal government is “completing the smuggling cycle” by bringing unaccompanied minors into the country “for free.”  (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

5 Charged In Houston Human Smuggling Operation

The men are accused of holding 115 people in a Houston home and threatening them with violence if they could not come up with a ransom payment.

03/25/2014

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Mom Accused Of Injecting Hand Sanitizer Into Feeding Tube Of Down Syndrome Son To End His Suffering

A Louisiana woman was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder after police say she injected hand sanitizer into the feeding tube of her 17-month-old son, a Down syndrome patient who died of alcohol poisoning in January.

03/13/2014

Leader of Aryan Brotherhood of Texas pleads guilty to racketeering charges that include murder, kidnapping and drug trafficking. (Getty Images)

Head Of White Supremacist Group Admits Guilt

Leader of Aryan Brotherhood of Texas pleads guilty to racketeering charges that include murder, kidnapping and drug trafficking.

03/08/2014

File photo of a person in handcuffs. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police: ‘Sadistic’ Teen Murder A Satanic Ritual For Killer To ‘Sell His Soul To The Devil’

Prosecutors in a Texas murder of a 15-year old girl say that the two teen killers charged with the brutal crime did so as part of a satanic ritual, with the one accused killer looking to “sell his soul to the devil.”

02/11/2014

Former McGruff the Crime Dog actor, John R. Morales, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison following his guilty plea three years after police seized 1,000 marijuana plants, 27 weapons – including a grenade launcher, and 9,000 rounds of ammunition from his home. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

McGruff The Crime Dog Actor Sentenced To 16 Years For Pot, Grenade Launcher

Former McGruff the Crime Dog actor, John R. Morales, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison following his guilty plea three years after police seized 1,000 marijuana plants, 27 weapons – including a grenade launcher, and 9,000 rounds of ammunition from his home.

02/06/2014

Investigators are baffled by the fatal shootings last week of a "quiet family" of four, including two young boys, at their suburban Houston home. (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Sheriff Baffled By ‘Horrific’ Murder Of ‘Quiet Family’ Near Houston

Investigators are baffled by the fatal shootings last week of a “quiet family” of four, including two young boys, at their suburban Houston home.

02/05/2014

Houston police arrested a Transportation Security Administration officer, who is now facing a felony “terroristic threat” charge from alleged comments he made to coworkers at Bush Intercontinental Airport.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Police: TSA Officer Arrested On ‘Terroristic Threat’ Charge At Houston Airport

Houston police arrested a Transportation Security Administration officer, who is now facing a felony “terroristic threat” charge from alleged comments he made to coworkers at Bush Intercontinental Airport.

02/03/2014

A group of Texas county commissioners accidentally voted unanimously to approve monetary slavery reparations for American-Americans whose ancestors were enslaved in the U.S. (Credit: Thinkstock)

Texan Pleads Not Guilty To Hate Crime ‘Knockout’ Punch Of Elderly Man

A white Houston-area man accused of sucker punching an elderly black man has pleaded not guilty to a federal hate crime charge.

01/30/2014

A white Houston-area man accused of sucker punching an elderly black man has been indicted on a hate crime charge. (Photo Credit: Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Texan Indicted For Hate Crime In ‘Knockout’ Punch Of Elderly Man

A white Houston-area man accused of sucker punching an elderly black man has been indicted on a hate crime charge.

01/23/2014

Demonstrators held signs outside the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City to protest the execution of Edgar Tamayo. (ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Executes Man Despite Opposition From Mexico

Mexican national Edgar Tamayo was administered lethal injection for the 1994 murder of a Houston police officer.

01/22/2014