Texas is a land of beautiful backdrops and vibrant cities. A place where anything can happen and usually does. Our state has seen some amazing and intriguing crime stories ever come out of law enforcement.

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Ranker listed out some of the worst crimes ever to happen in Texas. However, I wanted to go a little deeper and dig up a few that the FBI still talks about today. They played a significant role in investigating and resolving Texas cases that captured national attention.


Branch Davidian Compound Outside Waco
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Branch Davidian Siege in Waco

In 1993, the FBI confronted the Branch Davidians, a religious group in Waco, resulting in a 51-day standoff. The tense situation arose from a raid on the compound. The standoff concluded in a devastating fire, resulting in many lives lost.


Tougher Sentencing Blamed For Crowded Prisons
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Texas 7 Escape and Crime Spree

In 2000, seven inmates escaped a Texas prison and went on a crime spree. The FBI joined the pursuit. Capture of the inmates brought relief to worried folks. The prisoners' crimes, including robbery and murder, are a sample of the challenges law enforcement face in tracking down dangerous people.


"Bonnie & Clyde" Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals & Curtain Call
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Bonnie and Clyde's Crime Spree

During the 1930s' Great Depression, the duo of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow transfixed the nation with their spree of robberies and crimes. The FBI joined forces with local law enforcement for the hunt. The story ended in Louisiana, where a dramatic shootout ended their shenanigans.


Enron On The Verge Of Collapse
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Enron's Fall from Grace

In the early 2000s, the Enron scandal rocked the business world. This Houston-based energy company collapsed due to financial fraud that sent a ripple effect through the economy. The FBI's investigation into Enron executives led to convictions, exposing massive deceit and corruption.


Austin, Texas Terrorized By Series Of Package Bombs
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Austin Yogurt Shop Murders

This crime gripped Austin in 1991 when four teenage girls were murdered in a yogurt shop. The unsolved case haunted the community for years. The FBI's involvement in the case shows the effort needed to bring justice and give some measure of closure to victims' families.

These high-profile FBI cases from Texas' history spotlight the complex challenges law enforcement encounters. From chasing after criminals to financial fraud to seeking justice for ugly crimes, the FBI helps uphold the law and makes our communities safe.

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