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1 Rapid DNA testing could revolutionize rape investigations ─ if the science holds up default Dec 07, 2019
2 Fingerprint Analysis Is High-Stakes Work — but It Doesn’t Take Much to Qualify as an Expert default Nov 29, 2019
3 Leaked Documents Say Roughly 2,000 NY Prisoners Affected By Erroneous Drug Tests default Nov 21, 2019
4 Houston crime lab’s move into new space will speed up testing, ensure independence, officials say default Oct 23, 2019
5 Houston Forensic Science Center is an Early Implementer of Standards on OSAC Registry default Oct 11, 2019
6 Cornyn and advocates blame Democrats for stalling rape kit test funds default Oct 03, 2019
7 In Houston, Sen. Cornyn Calls For Renewing Congressional Rape Kit Funding default Oct 03, 2019
8 ‘Rapid DNA’ promises breakthroughs in solving crimes. So why does it face a backlash? default Sep 26, 2019
9 Houston Forensic Science Center moving to state-of-the-art facility default Sep 24, 2019
10 Houston officials find spiked CBD being sold in stores default Sep 16, 2019
11 CBD Products Sold In Texas May Contain Dangerous Ingredients default Sep 16, 2019
12 Texas’ Marijuana-Hemp Issue Could Be Solved, But Without Funding It Risks Backlog Of Untested Kits default Sep 05, 2019
13 How do we improve forensics? default Aug 27, 2019
14 More fallout from state's new hemp law default Aug 26, 2019
15 When Texas Legalized Hemp It Forced Some Counties To Change How They Prosecute Pot default Aug 20, 2019
16 'I feel lucky, for real': How legalizing hemp accidentally helped marijuana suspects default Aug 18, 2019
17 It’s not about hemp or marijuana. It’s about justice [Opinion] default Aug 11, 2019
18 Texas was warned its hemp law would complicate marijuana prosecutions. Lawmakers didn't listen. default Jul 29, 2019
19 DA is right not to prosecute low-level pot offenses [Editorial] default Jul 26, 2019
20 Behind the scenes of Houston's new crime lab default Jul 25, 2019
21 Texas Legalized Hemp, not Marijuana, Governor Insists as Prosecutors Drop Pot Charges default Jul 19, 2019
22 Pot is still a crime, Texas governor tells district attorneys default Jul 19, 2019
23 Despite new hemp law, marijuana is still illegal in Texas, top officials say default Jul 19, 2019
24 How much should juries rely on expert testimony? default Jul 16, 2019
25 Mitigating Flaws in Forensic Science default Jul 16, 2019
26 Is pot now legal in Texas? District attorneys scrambling to respond to clumsy legislative action default Jul 03, 2019
27 New Texas hemp and CBD law could snuff out marijuana prosecutions default Jul 01, 2019
28 Texas hemp regulation prompts some DAs to dismiss cases default Jun 27, 2019
29 Most Texas labs cannot test for marijuana, hemp under new laws, jeopardizing arrests default Jun 24, 2019
30 'This is a critical problem': 1,700 DWI cases affected by blood vial recall, Houston lab says default Jun 21, 2019
31 Thousands of DWI cases in Harris County thrown into question after blood vial recall default Jun 21, 2019
32 We need to fix forensics. But how? default Jun 20, 2019
33 APNewsBreak: Texas says Rapid DNA supplier jeopardizes cases default Jun 13, 2019
34 DNA technology upgrades credited for linking Josue Flores murder suspect default Jun 12, 2019
35 Texas creates task force to strengthen sexual assault survivor services default Jun 10, 2019
36 Online Rape Kit Tracking System Launches This Week In Four Texas Cities default Jun 10, 2019
37 An inside look at CrimeCon 2019 default Jun 09, 2019
38 Houston Votes To Place Wrongfully Convicted San Antonian On Board For City's Forensics Lab default Jun 11, 2019
39 Ten Years Later, Independence Should Be the Future of Forensics default Jun 06, 2019
40 City Council to vote on wrongly convicted woman's appointment to forensic science board default Jun 05, 2019
41 Reasonable Doubt default May 16, 2019
42 Questions rise after private investigator finds new evidence in botched Harding Street raid default May 14, 2019
43 Houston’s drug-raid scandal grows default May 14, 2019
44 Evidence left behind after botched Pecan Park drug raid raises new questions about shootings default May 14, 2019
45 City officials announce crime lab pilot program default Apr 11, 2019
46 Houston pilot program will let victims track their rape kits electronically default Apr 11, 2019
47 Forensic Update: March 2019 default Mar 18, 2019
48 Crime Scene That One Case: The Death of a President … and a Boy default Mar 13, 2019
49 A long handshake can spread your DNA to objects you didn’t touch default Feb 27, 2019
50 Rapid DNA Technology Gets Mixed Reviews in Houston default Feb 18, 2019
51 Increased ‘drugged driving' prompts new needs at Houston Crime Lab default Feb 15, 2019
52 Beyond CSI: How big data is reshaping the world of forensics default Feb 14, 2019
53 Drugged driving cases on the rise, Houston forensic scientist says default Feb 10, 2019
54 That One Time I Went to a Fans House for Lunch: AJ On The Road default Jan 18, 2019
55 Coming Soon to a Police Station Near You: The DNA ‘Magic Box’ default Jan 21, 2019
56 Just Science: Just Blind Proficiency Testing default Jan 14, 2019
57 Just Science: Just Transparency in Public Communications default Jan 07, 2019
58 Houston Forensic Science Center to Voluntarily Adopt OSAC Standards default Dec 20, 2018
59 Houston Forensic Science Center To Align With Standards Approved By National Lead Agency default Dec 14, 2018
60 Houston Forensic Science Center to Move Crime Laboratory Around the Corner default Oct 31, 2018
61 DNA and fingerprinting advances led to speedy arrest in bombing case default Oct 28, 2018
62 Houston City Council approves moving crime lab to downtown building default Oct 04, 2018
63 Forensic Science Center’s Crime Lab to Move to New Facility in 2019 default Oct 03, 2018
64 Houston City Council OKs crime lab relocation default Oct 04, 2018
65 Conviction reversed because Houston crime lab analyst, supervisor did not disclose evidence problems default Sep 12, 2018
66 Houston's crime lab plans downtown move default Sep 10, 2018
67 Houston Forensic Science Center Asks For New Crime Lab default Sep 10, 2018
68 Texas deaths from drug overdoses spiking default Aug 19, 2018
69 Cannabis users will drive into murky territory when they get behind the wheel default Aug 13, 2018
70 HCCLA's Reasonable Doubt default Aug 02, 2018
71 Judge dismisses lawsuit over rape kit backlog default Aug 03, 2018
72 HCCLA's Reasonable Doubt default Jul 12, 2018
73 How The Houston Forensic Science Center Aims To Address Its DNA Backlog default Jul 02, 2018
74 Houston labs see spike in fentanyl-related cases default Jun 27, 2018
75 HCCLA's Reasonable Doubt default Jun 21, 2018
76 To get ahead of backlog, Houston Forensic Science Center outsources DNA work default Jun 21, 2018
77 Houston forensic center will spend $2 million outsourcing DNA testing to cut rape kit backlog default Jun 19, 2018
78 Texas drivers raising thousands for rape kit testing default Jun 12, 2018
79 CBD oil, pill users at Houston smoke shops 'are volunteering to be lab rats,' doctor says default May 09, 2018
80 Houston Forensic Science Center Slides Blind Testing Into Workload default Mar 13, 2018
81 Science Documentary : Scientific Investigation, the Power That Reveals the Truth default Mar 09, 2018
82 Local rape victims in limbo over evidence issues default Mar 05, 2018
83 Case alleging racial bias in hair tests goes to trial default Mar 04, 2018
84 HPD tests new DNA tech that gives results in 90 minutes default Feb 27, 2018
85 Houston forensic analyst fired for shredding homicide documents default Jan 31, 2018
86 Is the Opioid Epidemic Fueling Wrongful Convictions? default Jan 11, 2018
87 National opioid epidemic felt locally in Spring, Klein default Dec 11, 2017
88 From ‘Evidence Protection’ to ‘Personal Protection’: How To Keep Lab Analysts Safe default Sep 13, 2017
89 Meet Dr. Peter Stout of Houston Forensic Science Center default Oct 25, 2017
90 Technology Common In The Oil Industry Is Now Being Used For Houston’s Forensic Science default Oct 19, 2017
91 Houston Forensic Science Center: Saving Evidence and Saving Lives default Sep 25, 2017
92 New law lets Texas drivers help tackle the state's rape kit testing backlog default Sep 18, 2017
93 How Labs Prepared for Harvey: Protect People First, Then Equipment default Sep 08, 2017
94 Misplaced DNA evidence in sexual assault case found in Houston lab office default Aug 16, 2017
95 Solving gun crimes with new approach to forensic investigations default Aug 07, 2017
96 Go behind the scenes with Houston's elite CSI Academy default Aug 04, 2017
97 HFSC Launches First Academy to Train CSIs default Aug 02, 2017
98 Behind the Scenes: CSI Academy Trainees at Work default Aug 02, 2017
99 Woman finds evidence bag full of marijuana at neighborhood park default Aug 01, 2017
100 Trump's drug commission wants 'national emergency' for opioids as seizures rise in Houston area default Aug 01, 2017
101 Houston Police to Stop Field Testing for Drugs default Jul 14, 2017
102 FBI Audit Finds Missteps in Houston Center's Use of DNA Criminal Database default Jul 14, 2017
103 Houston Officials Speak on Opioid Dangers default Jun 27, 2017
104 Stopping Gun Crime: Revamped Ballistics Strategy Targets Houston's Serial Shooters default Jun 18, 2017
105 Houston Forensics Streamlines Fingerprints Analysis by Cutting Unnecessary Comparisons default Jun 16, 2017
106 Just Say No to Drug Testing default Jun 09, 2017
107 HFSC's CSU to be Civilian by Year's End default May 31, 2017
108 America's Opioid Epidemic Hits Houston default May 11, 2017
109 Crime-scene errors put 65 cases under review, audit finds default Apr 13, 2017
110 Texas House Passes Bill Allowing Drivers to Donate Money to Rape Kit Testing default Apr 06, 2017
111 HFSC Board Vice Chair Thompson Testifies to Congressional Committee on Forensic Independence default Mar 31, 2017
112 Behind the Scenes of Houston's Digital Forensics Lab default Feb 02, 2017
113 Houston Forensic Scientists Work to Reduce Backlog default Feb 02, 2017
114 Houston Forensic Science Center Eliminates Digital Backlog default Feb 02, 2017
115 Harris County Deputies Mistake Kitty Litter for Meth default Jan 11, 2017
116 Houston CSU Director Cleared of Sexual Harassment and Intoxication at Scene – But Policies Changing default Dec 09, 2016
117 HFSC Paves the Way for Industrial Technologies in Forensics default Nov 30, 2016
118 In a National First, HFSC Begins Blind Testing in DNA, Latent Prints default Nov 21, 2016
119 CSI Houston: A New Drama default Oct 21, 2016
120 Video Technology Helps Capture Murder Suspect default Oct 21, 2016
121 Austin Looks to Independence as Possible Fix For Crime Lab Woes default Oct 20, 2016
122 Houston CSU: City’s Forensic Science Center and Police at Odds Over Scene Response default Sep 23, 2016
123 Fentanyl Masquerading as Other Illegally Purchased Pharmaceuticals Appears in Houston default Sep 22, 2016
124 Inside Story: What is Kush? default Sep 09, 2016
125 Call for Houston Forensic Science Center Independence default Sep 08, 2016
126 Fentanyl is Showing Up in Counterfeit Pills in Houston default Aug 26, 2016
127 HFSC Finds Fentanyl in Counterfeit Pills default Aug 23, 2016
128 Powerful Opioid, Fentanyl, Arrives in Houston default Aug 24, 2016
129 HFSC DNA Forensic Scientists Commended for Work on Serial Rape Case default Aug 23, 2016
130 Houston Police Want Their Crime Scene Unit Back default Aug 22, 2016
131 How Houston Became Kush City default Aug 16, 2016
132 Internal audit finds Houston crime scene technicians lack independence and proper training default Jul 28, 2016
133 298 Wrongful Drug Convictions Identified in Ongoing Audit default Jul 17, 2016
134 Field Drug Tests, Wrongful Convictions, and How Houston Cleaned Up Its Mess default Jul 12, 2016
135 Police field tests on suspected drugs lead to false convictions default Jul 07, 2016
136 HFSC eliminates rape kit backlog, hits 30-day turnaround time default Jul 01, 2016
137 Who should control Houston’s crime lab? default Jun 01, 2016
138 No Bones About It: HFSC Workshop a Blast default May 23, 2016
139 KHOU: HFSC cuts rape kit backlog in half default May 09, 2016
140 Dr. Peter Stout discusses rape kit backlog, merger default Apr 14, 2016
141 Is a city-county crime lab merger beneficial? default Apr 07, 2016
142 County, city again talk of crime lab merger default Mar 27, 2016
143 HFSC moves beyond troubled past default Jan 21, 2016
144 Mexico fights crime lab corruption default Jan 11, 2016
145 Tour HFSC's Controlled Substances Section default Dec 18, 2015
146 Tour the HFSC Firearms Section default Dec 14, 2015
147 A Matter of Conviction default Nov 29, 2015
148 HFSC gets first client outside the city default Oct 27, 2015
149 Dr. Dan Garner talks about HFSC and it's expansion goals default Oct 21, 2015
150 San Jacinto votes for HFSC to do county's forensic work default Oct 15, 2015
151 Houston's rape kit experience an example for others default Oct 02, 2015
152 HFSC Board members discuss past, future default Jul 27, 2015
153 From Death Row to HFSC’s Board default Jul 13, 2015
154 Univision: Exoneree appointed to HFSC board default Jul 06, 2015
155 From Death Row to the Crime Lab Boardroom default Jun 29, 2015
156 From death row to HFSC default Jun 27, 2016
157 Ex-death row exoneree appointed to HFSC board default Jun 24, 2015
158 HFSC focuses on timely, accurate science default Jun 21, 2015
159 Rush to test rape kits impacts victims default Jun 22, 2015
160 Rape kit focus may put offenders behind bars default May 30, 2015
161 Mayor talks about clearing Houston’s rape kit backlog default May 19, 2015
162 HFSC CSI presents at Pa. forensic symposium default Apr 29, 2015
163 The death and afterlife of Houston’s crime lab default May 03, 2015
164 Why backlogged rape kits are a problem default Apr 10, 2015
165 UH law professor, HFSC board member calls for crime lab reform default Apr 02, 2015
166 Federal funds help clear rape kit backlogs default Mar 18, 2015
167 Rape kit testing may have halted future attacks default Mar 07, 2015
168 Houston eliminates rape kit backlog default Feb 26, 2015
169 HFSC's Irma Rios talks about rape kit testing default Feb 26, 2015
170 Houston a Model for the Nation on Rape Kit Testing default Feb 23, 2015
171 Houston eliminates rape kit backlog default Feb 23, 2015
172 HFSC completes reviews of untested rape kits default Feb 23, 2015
173 Defense told of HFSC manager's 9-year-old error default Feb 18, 2015
174 New drug policy will cost money default Feb 11, 2015
175 An apology, and a look forward on the rape kit project: Part 2 default Jan 30, 2015
176 A look back at the rape kit backlog: Part 1 default Jan 29, 2015
177 HPD, HFSC errors cause DWI charge dismissal default Jan 23, 2015
178 Like drunk driver, evidence wove through HPD lab default Jan 28, 2015
179 Investigators recreating crime scenes in 3D default Jan 22, 2015
180 HCCLA's Reasonable Doubt Video default Jan 18, 2015
181 HFSC Hires New COO default Jan 15, 2016
182 At least 50 arrests in Houston rape kit project default Jan 05, 2015
183 Shortage of lab techs hampering Austin burglary default Dec 24, 2014
184 Garner: Rapidly putting operations on the map default Nov 06, 2014
185 HFSC helps in fight against synthetic marijuana default Oct 21, 2014
186 HFSC in the war on synthetic cannabinoids default Oct 15, 2016
187 HFSC sees synthetic cannabis daily as city bans it default Oct 08, 2014
188 Rape kit testing gets 19 new suspects default Oct 06, 2014
189 HFSC leads the way in rape kit testing default Oct 08, 2014
190 Experts reflect on forensic historical event default Sep 02, 2014
191 HFSC director ready for challenge in Houston default Sep 26, 2014