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1 Texas Legalized Hemp, not Marijuana, Governor Insists as Prosecutors Drop Pot Charges default Jul 19, 2019
2 Pot is still a crime, Texas governor tells district attorneys default Jul 19, 2019
3 Despite new hemp law, marijuana is still illegal in Texas, top officials say default Jul 19, 2019
4 How much should juries rely on expert testimony? default Jul 16, 2019
5 Mitigating Flaws in Forensic Science default Jul 16, 2019
6 Is pot now legal in Texas? District attorneys scrambling to respond to clumsy legislative action default Jul 03, 2019
7 New Texas hemp and CBD law could snuff out marijuana prosecutions default Jul 01, 2019
8 Texas hemp regulation prompts some DAs to dismiss cases default Jun 27, 2019
9 Most Texas labs cannot test for marijuana, hemp under new laws, jeopardizing arrests default Jun 24, 2019
10 'This is a critical problem': 1,700 DWI cases affected by blood vial recall, Houston lab says default Jun 21, 2019
11 Thousands of DWI cases in Harris County thrown into question after blood vial recall default Jun 21, 2019
12 We need to fix forensics. But how? default Jun 20, 2019
13 APNewsBreak: Texas says Rapid DNA supplier jeopardizes cases default Jun 13, 2019
14 DNA technology upgrades credited for linking Josue Flores murder suspect default Jun 12, 2019
15 Texas creates task force to strengthen sexual assault survivor services default Jun 10, 2019
16 Online Rape Kit Tracking System Launches This Week In Four Texas Cities default Jun 10, 2019
17 An inside look at CrimeCon 2019 default Jun 09, 2019
18 Houston Votes To Place Wrongfully Convicted San Antonian On Board For City's Forensics Lab default Jun 11, 2019
19 Ten Years Later, Independence Should Be the Future of Forensics default Jun 06, 2019
20 City Council to vote on wrongly convicted woman's appointment to forensic science board default Jun 05, 2019
21 Reasonable Doubt default May 16, 2019
22 Questions rise after private investigator finds new evidence in botched Harding Street raid default May 14, 2019
23 Houston’s drug-raid scandal grows default May 14, 2019
24 Evidence left behind after botched Pecan Park drug raid raises new questions about shootings default May 14, 2019
25 City officials announce crime lab pilot program default Apr 11, 2019
26 Houston pilot program will let victims track their rape kits electronically default Apr 11, 2019
27 Forensic Update: March 2019 default Mar 18, 2019
28 Crime Scene That One Case: The Death of a President … and a Boy default Mar 13, 2019
29 A long handshake can spread your DNA to objects you didn’t touch default Feb 27, 2019
30 Rapid DNA Technology Gets Mixed Reviews in Houston default Feb 18, 2019
31 Increased ‘drugged driving' prompts new needs at Houston Crime Lab default Feb 15, 2019
32 Beyond CSI: How big data is reshaping the world of forensics default Feb 14, 2019
33 Drugged driving cases on the rise, Houston forensic scientist says default Feb 10, 2019
34 That One Time I Went to a Fans House for Lunch: AJ On The Road default Jan 18, 2019
35 Coming Soon to a Police Station Near You: The DNA ‘Magic Box’ default Jan 21, 2019
36 Just Science: Just Blind Proficiency Testing default Jan 14, 2019
37 Just Science: Just Transparency in Public Communications default Jan 07, 2019
38 Houston Forensic Science Center to Voluntarily Adopt OSAC Standards default Dec 20, 2018
39 Houston Forensic Science Center To Align With Standards Approved By National Lead Agency default Dec 14, 2018
40 Houston Forensic Science Center to Move Crime Laboratory Around the Corner default Oct 31, 2018
41 DNA and fingerprinting advances led to speedy arrest in bombing case default Oct 28, 2018
42 Houston City Council approves moving crime lab to downtown building default Oct 04, 2018
43 Forensic Science Center’s Crime Lab to Move to New Facility in 2019 default Oct 03, 2018
44 Houston City Council OKs crime lab relocation default Oct 04, 2018
45 Conviction reversed because Houston crime lab analyst, supervisor did not disclose evidence problems default Sep 12, 2018
46 Houston's crime lab plans downtown move default Sep 10, 2018
47 Houston Forensic Science Center Asks For New Crime Lab default Sep 10, 2018
48 Texas deaths from drug overdoses spiking default Aug 19, 2018
49 Cannabis users will drive into murky territory when they get behind the wheel default Aug 13, 2018
50 HCCLA's Reasonable Doubt default Aug 02, 2018
51 Judge dismisses lawsuit over rape kit backlog default Aug 03, 2018
52 HCCLA's Reasonable Doubt default Jul 12, 2018
53 How The Houston Forensic Science Center Aims To Address Its DNA Backlog default Jul 02, 2018
54 Houston labs see spike in fentanyl-related cases default Jun 27, 2018
55 HCCLA's Reasonable Doubt default Jun 21, 2018
56 To get ahead of backlog, Houston Forensic Science Center outsources DNA work default Jun 21, 2018
57 Houston forensic center will spend $2 million outsourcing DNA testing to cut rape kit backlog default Jun 19, 2018
58 Texas drivers raising thousands for rape kit testing default Jun 12, 2018
59 CBD oil, pill users at Houston smoke shops 'are volunteering to be lab rats,' doctor says default May 09, 2018
60 Houston Forensic Science Center Slides Blind Testing Into Workload default Mar 13, 2018
61 Science Documentary : Scientific Investigation, the Power That Reveals the Truth default Mar 09, 2018
62 Local rape victims in limbo over evidence issues default Mar 05, 2018
63 Case alleging racial bias in hair tests goes to trial default Mar 04, 2018
64 HPD tests new DNA tech that gives results in 90 minutes default Feb 27, 2018
65 Houston forensic analyst fired for shredding homicide documents default Jan 31, 2018
66 Is the Opioid Epidemic Fueling Wrongful Convictions? default Jan 11, 2018
67 National opioid epidemic felt locally in Spring, Klein default Dec 11, 2017
68 From ‘Evidence Protection’ to ‘Personal Protection’: How To Keep Lab Analysts Safe default Sep 13, 2017
69 Meet Dr. Peter Stout of Houston Forensic Science Center default Oct 25, 2017
70 Technology Common In The Oil Industry Is Now Being Used For Houston’s Forensic Science default Oct 19, 2017
71 Houston Forensic Science Center: Saving Evidence and Saving Lives default Sep 25, 2017
72 New law lets Texas drivers help tackle the state's rape kit testing backlog default Sep 18, 2017
73 How Labs Prepared for Harvey: Protect People First, Then Equipment default Sep 08, 2017
74 Misplaced DNA evidence in sexual assault case found in Houston lab office default Aug 16, 2017
75 Solving gun crimes with new approach to forensic investigations default Aug 07, 2017
76 Go behind the scenes with Houston's elite CSI Academy default Aug 04, 2017
77 HFSC Launches First Academy to Train CSIs default Aug 02, 2017
78 Behind the Scenes: CSI Academy Trainees at Work default Aug 02, 2017
79 Woman finds evidence bag full of marijuana at neighborhood park default Aug 01, 2017
80 Trump's drug commission wants 'national emergency' for opioids as seizures rise in Houston area default Aug 01, 2017
81 Houston Police to Stop Field Testing for Drugs default Jul 14, 2017
82 FBI Audit Finds Missteps in Houston Center's Use of DNA Criminal Database default Jul 14, 2017
83 Houston Officials Speak on Opioid Dangers default Jun 27, 2017
84 Stopping Gun Crime: Revamped Ballistics Strategy Targets Houston's Serial Shooters default Jun 18, 2017
85 Houston Forensics Streamlines Fingerprints Analysis by Cutting Unnecessary Comparisons default Jun 16, 2017
86 Just Say No to Drug Testing default Jun 09, 2017
87 HFSC's CSU to be Civilian by Year's End default May 31, 2017
88 America's Opioid Epidemic Hits Houston default May 11, 2017
89 Crime-scene errors put 65 cases under review, audit finds default Apr 13, 2017
90 Texas House Passes Bill Allowing Drivers to Donate Money to Rape Kit Testing default Apr 06, 2017
91 HFSC Board Vice Chair Thompson Testifies to Congressional Committee on Forensic Independence default Mar 31, 2017
92 Behind the Scenes of Houston's Digital Forensics Lab default Feb 02, 2017
93 Houston Forensic Scientists Work to Reduce Backlog default Feb 02, 2017
94 Houston Forensic Science Center Eliminates Digital Backlog default Feb 02, 2017
95 Harris County Deputies Mistake Kitty Litter for Meth default Jan 11, 2017
96 Houston CSU Director Cleared of Sexual Harassment and Intoxication at Scene – But Policies Changing default Dec 09, 2016
97 HFSC Paves the Way for Industrial Technologies in Forensics default Nov 30, 2016
98 In a National First, HFSC Begins Blind Testing in DNA, Latent Prints default Nov 21, 2016
99 CSI Houston: A New Drama default Oct 21, 2016
100 Video Technology Helps Capture Murder Suspect default Oct 21, 2016
101 Austin Looks to Independence as Possible Fix For Crime Lab Woes default Oct 20, 2016
102 Houston CSU: City’s Forensic Science Center and Police at Odds Over Scene Response default Sep 23, 2016
103 Fentanyl Masquerading as Other Illegally Purchased Pharmaceuticals Appears in Houston default Sep 22, 2016
104 Inside Story: What is Kush? default Sep 09, 2016
105 Call for Houston Forensic Science Center Independence default Sep 08, 2016
106 Fentanyl is Showing Up in Counterfeit Pills in Houston default Aug 26, 2016
107 HFSC Finds Fentanyl in Counterfeit Pills default Aug 23, 2016
108 Powerful Opioid, Fentanyl, Arrives in Houston default Aug 24, 2016
109 HFSC DNA Forensic Scientists Commended for Work on Serial Rape Case default Aug 23, 2016
110 Houston Police Want Their Crime Scene Unit Back default Aug 22, 2016
111 How Houston Became Kush City default Aug 16, 2016
112 Internal audit finds Houston crime scene technicians lack independence and proper training default Jul 28, 2016
113 298 Wrongful Drug Convictions Identified in Ongoing Audit default Jul 17, 2016
114 Field Drug Tests, Wrongful Convictions, and How Houston Cleaned Up Its Mess default Jul 12, 2016
115 Police field tests on suspected drugs lead to false convictions default Jul 07, 2016
116 HFSC eliminates rape kit backlog, hits 30-day turnaround time default Jul 01, 2016
117 Who should control Houston’s crime lab? default Jun 01, 2016
118 No Bones About It: HFSC Workshop a Blast default May 23, 2016
119 KHOU: HFSC cuts rape kit backlog in half default May 09, 2016
120 Dr. Peter Stout discusses rape kit backlog, merger default Apr 14, 2016
121 Is a city-county crime lab merger beneficial? default Apr 07, 2016
122 County, city again talk of crime lab merger default Mar 27, 2016
123 HFSC moves beyond troubled past default Jan 21, 2016
124 Mexico fights crime lab corruption default Jan 11, 2016
125 Tour HFSC's Controlled Substances Section default Dec 18, 2015
126 Tour the HFSC Firearms Section default Dec 14, 2015
127 A Matter of Conviction default Nov 29, 2015
128 HFSC gets first client outside the city default Oct 27, 2015
129 Dr. Dan Garner talks about HFSC and it's expansion goals default Oct 21, 2015
130 San Jacinto votes for HFSC to do county's forensic work default Oct 15, 2015
131 Houston's rape kit experience an example for others default Oct 02, 2015
132 HFSC Board members discuss past, future default Jul 27, 2015
133 From Death Row to HFSC’s Board default Jul 13, 2015
134 Univision: Exoneree appointed to HFSC board default Jul 06, 2015
135 From Death Row to the Crime Lab Boardroom default Jun 29, 2015
136 From death row to HFSC default Jun 27, 2016
137 Ex-death row exoneree appointed to HFSC board default Jun 24, 2015
138 HFSC focuses on timely, accurate science default Jun 21, 2015
139 Rush to test rape kits impacts victims default Jun 22, 2015
140 Rape kit focus may put offenders behind bars default May 30, 2015
141 Mayor talks about clearing Houston’s rape kit backlog default May 19, 2015
142 HFSC CSI presents at Pa. forensic symposium default Apr 29, 2015
143 The death and afterlife of Houston’s crime lab default May 03, 2015
144 Why backlogged rape kits are a problem default Apr 10, 2015
145 UH law professor, HFSC board member calls for crime lab reform default Apr 02, 2015
146 Federal funds help clear rape kit backlogs default Mar 18, 2015
147 Rape kit testing may have halted future attacks default Mar 07, 2015
148 Houston eliminates rape kit backlog default Feb 26, 2015
149 HFSC's Irma Rios talks about rape kit testing default Feb 26, 2015
150 Houston a Model for the Nation on Rape Kit Testing default Feb 23, 2015
151 Houston eliminates rape kit backlog default Feb 23, 2015
152 HFSC completes reviews of untested rape kits default Feb 23, 2015
153 Defense told of HFSC manager's 9-year-old error default Feb 18, 2015
154 New drug policy will cost money default Feb 11, 2015
155 An apology, and a look forward on the rape kit project: Part 2 default Jan 30, 2015
156 A look back at the rape kit backlog: Part 1 default Jan 29, 2015
157 HPD, HFSC errors cause DWI charge dismissal default Jan 23, 2015
158 Like drunk driver, evidence wove through HPD lab default Jan 28, 2015
159 Investigators recreating crime scenes in 3D default Jan 22, 2015
160 HCCLA's Reasonable Doubt Video default Jan 18, 2015
161 HFSC Hires New COO default Jan 15, 2016
162 At least 50 arrests in Houston rape kit project default Jan 05, 2015
163 Shortage of lab techs hampering Austin burglary default Dec 24, 2014
164 Garner: Rapidly putting operations on the map default Nov 06, 2014
165 HFSC helps in fight against synthetic marijuana default Oct 21, 2014
166 HFSC in the war on synthetic cannabinoids default Oct 15, 2016
167 HFSC sees synthetic cannabis daily as city bans it default Oct 08, 2014
168 Rape kit testing gets 19 new suspects default Oct 06, 2014
169 HFSC leads the way in rape kit testing default Oct 08, 2014
170 Experts reflect on forensic historical event default Sep 02, 2014
171 HFSC director ready for challenge in Houston default Sep 26, 2014