Call me basic, but I love to spend my weekends plummeting into a basic binge of crime shows. Dateline is up there on the list! According to a study that was done back in 2020 by our friends over at - TEXAS ranks #2 on among the list of featured states on the NBC show. I decided to do a deep-dive into the episodes that have taken place specifically around the borderland, and all over the Lone Star State. Consider your weekends BOOKED.


S15E55 To Catch a Car Thief

  • April 10, 2007

This has to make you wonder if Dateline is the only way anyone is caught doing anything. Tonight, undercover cameras in Houston, Texas and reporter Victoria Corderi not only document the car thefts, but follow the car.

S18E20 Behind the Badge

  • January 29, 2010

In the lore of the Lone Star state, Texas lawmen rank pretty high: the good guys in the white hats. Their badge brought prestige - their gunfights, the history books. But in the modern-day town of Denton, Texas -- the "little D" outside "the Big D" of Dallas - there served one Texas lawman with a curious past, all locked up in a box.

S23E04 The Carrollton Plot

  • October 17, 2014

While away on business in California, Frank Howard, a high flying accountant from Carrollton, Texas, learns that his wife has been brutally attacked in their home.

S23E22 Vendetta

  • February 27, 2015

A small Texas town is left in shock when an admired prosecutor is killed in front of the town courthouse, but when the District attorney and his wife are murdered months later, the authorities quickly realize that the two cases are connected. Andrea Canning reports.

S23E43 Queen of the County

  • April 23, 2015

When the head of a well known Texas dynasty passes, the once close family comes apart at the seams amidst accusations of distrust, betrayal and greed.

S24E11 Obsession in the Lone Star State

  • December 4, 2015

A tale of obsession, revenge and unrequited love is revealed when police investigate the murder of a doctor who is found dead in his Texas home.

S24E23 The Face of Evil

  • February 12, 2016

When 21 year old student Jamie Hart is found murdered along a Texas road , detectives begin the hunt for her killer.

S25E01 After the Storm

  • September 23, 2016

Season premiere - When a woman is strangled to death in her upscale Texas home, police look at the men in the victim’s life, while also considering that a stranger may have killed her. Keith Morrison reports .

S25E11 Someone Was Waiting

  • December 9, 2016

When a woman is found dead in her garage, detectives in Frisco, Texas uncover a series of suspects – all of them connected in different ways to her secretive life. Josh Mankiewicz reports.

S25E16 A Texas Twist

  • February 3, 2017

A recent high school graduate is miraculously found alive after she and her friend are brutally attacked. Who could have committed such a horrific attack? Josh Mankiewicz reports.

S25E23 The House in the Woods; Frantic

  • March 24, 2017

Andrea Canning reports on a case about a former hockey player, who finds his wife murdered inside of their home, but although his daughter claims that she saw a robber, the killer's identity turns out be more complicated than expected. Also, Josh Mankiewicz reports on a 23-year-old woman who vanished from an upscale shopping mall in Plano, Texas.

S25E37 The Silhouette

  • June 16, 2017

In the early morning dark in San Antonio, Texas, a husband shot his wife, saying he mistook her for an intruder. Was this a terrible accident or a case of deliberate murder? Andrea Canning reports.

S26E28 The Pink Gun Mystery

  • April 6, 2018

A complicated Texas love triangle ends in murder. A pink gun leads to an arrest, until new evidence prompts investigators to rethink the case. Josh Mankiewicz reports.

S26E34 Twisted in Texas

  • April 29, 2018

When one woman breaks off her relationship with a boyfriend she says abused and stalked her, he goes on to something even worse. His accused accomplice? His new girlfriend. Andrea Canning reports.

S26E43 The College Fraternity Crisis

  • June 3, 2018

Andrea Canning reports on cases of alleged hazing at schools and fraternities across the country, including LSU, Texas Tech, Florida A&M, Rider University and more.

S27E35 The Overlook

  • June 7, 2019

Two young women are shot and left for dead on a beach in Texas. After one survives, she is determined to find out who the attacker is. Could the wrong man be in prison? Josh Mankiewicz reports.

S27E49 Out of the Darkness

  • August 12, 2019

A wife calls 911 to report her husband has been shot on a country road in Texas. Could the dramatic police footage from the scene end up being key in the investigation? Josh Mankiewicz reports.

S28E16 Abducted

  • January 31, 2020

A Texas mother, Heidi Broussard, is abducted and murdered; one of her closest friends is charged with murder.

S29E12 10 Minutes to Sunset

  • November 13, 2020

When pediatric dentist Kendra Hatcher is found dead in Dallas, Texas, police uncover a complex plot that leads them on an international manhunt. Keith Morrison reports.

S30E14 After the Dance

  • January 28, 2022

Fort Worth, Texas, investigators desperately search for answers after a 17-year-old high school student is kidnapped and murdered following a Valentine’s Day dance. Josh Mankiewicz reports.



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