Craig Malisow covers crooks, quacks, animal abusers, elected officials, and other assorted people for the Houston Press.
1 hour ago | Courts
An investor in the troubled Treadsack group of Heights restaurants has sued the owners, accusing them of withholding payments and blocking access to the companies' financial records. Houston attorney Richard Rothfelder alleges in the lawsuit, file...
6 hours ago | Courts
As the investigation into multiple complaints of child sexual assault closed in on Dwayne Bernard Howard, the 43-year-old — already a registered sex offender — knew where he could go to lay low: Prague, Czech Republic, where his friend and fellow ...
6 days ago | Courts
More than a year has passed since U.S. District Court Judge Janis Jack ordered Texas officials to fix the state's broken foster care system, writing that she would "not tolerate the systemic willingness to put children in mortal harm's way." In a ...
13 days ago | Crime
You know it's time for the human race to pack it in and call it a day when the need arises to pass a state bill criminalizing sex with animals. But that's what State Rep. Carol Alvarado is trying to do with her introduction of what her office call...
20 days ago | Courts
A Houston lawyer has been ordered to pay $1,800 to a Southeast Asian law group after he called a defendant a "Paki POS" and requested his deportation. First reported by Texas Lawyer, "Gary Riebschlager agreed to pay the voluntary donation to the S...
21 days ago | Whatever
For years, the Houston Humane Society's board of directors ignored complaints from employees and volunteers about a bullying, racist shelter director and derelict executive director, causing a nonprofit that drove away staff members and has been u...