KXAN Catalyst

KXAN Catalyst

Catalyst is an investigative podcast from KXAN. Each season exposes societal problems in Texas through thought-provoking stories that might ultimately lead to positive change.... Show More

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April 7, 2019 4 min

KXAN Catalyst premieres Monday, April 29. Hear the missing persons trailer now.  

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A stranger’s late-night visit to a young “cross-dresser’s” home in Kenedy, Texas, leaves a family searching for answers 20 years later.  

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May 5, 2019 15 min

As new details emerge in the investigation into Jamie Mayberry’s disappearance, questions linger about initial police response.  

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State law enforcement helps investigate Jamie Mayberry’s case, as families face challenges in publicizing missing loved ones.  

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Rumors lead search teams and police to a cemetery on the edge of town, as “suspects” are revealed in Jamie Mayberry’s case.  

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May 26, 2019 14 min

Jamie Mayberry is entered into a national database of missing and unidentified persons, a system severely underutilized by Texas police.  

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Another man’s kidnapping involves a key "witness" in Jamie Mayberry's case, a woman investigators track down for answers.  

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Tips pour in following our investigation, leading our team to track down the remaining “suspect” in Jamie Mayberry’s case.

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November 10, 2019 3 min

Hear the mass violence trailer now.

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November 17, 2019 10 min

We trace Texas’ timeline of mass shootings to a nightclub in El Paso, nearly 40 years before another attack in the same city.

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November 24, 2019 17 min

A father and son endure separate attacks, as Texas leaders look to train more civilians before future shootings.

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December 1, 2019 16 min

Texas lawmakers hold emotional hearings following mass shootings and explore suspicious behavior in the state.

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December 8, 2019 14 min

Following a Texas church shooting, survivors reflect on the heroes of that day and the signs leading to the attack.

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December 15, 2019 14 min

A little girl is among the victims of a teacher’s deadly attack, and a Texas mother finds forgiveness for her son’s killer.

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May 10, 2020 3 min

Hear the mental competency trailer now.

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A Texas veteran’s PTSD spiral ends in violence and his mother learning he’d wait for help in jail for months – maybe longer.

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May 24, 2020 17 min

A family tragedy and wartime take their toll on a Texas man, ending in a four-year loop between jail and state hospitals.

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May 31, 2020 16 min

A schizophrenic murder suspect waits 20 years for a trial, a case with a legal connection to a jailed Marine.

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Karen Ranus of NAMI-Central Texas speaks with KXAN’s Josh Hinkle and David Barer on inmate mental health.

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November 15, 2020 3 min

Hear the custodial deaths trailer now.

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