Craig Malisow covers crooks, quacks, animal abusers, elected officials, and other assorted people for the Houston Press.
5 days ago | Crime
Since at least 1947, when a religious community called the Servants of the Paraclete opened one of the first treatment centers for priests grappling with pedophilia and substance abuse, dioceses have often warehoused problematic priests. The “reha...
5 days ago | Courts
On the phone, the former Houston priest didn’t recognize the name of the 13-year-old boy he molested in 1978. So much time has passed since that third encounter with the boy, in the Town & Country Village movie theater in Memorial City, where ...
10 days ago | Courts
A white physics professor who sued Texas Southern University last year over alleged racial discrimination has been charged with assault after prosecutors say he punched an undercover deputy in the face during a prostitution sting. Christopher Tymc...
12 days ago | Courts
The legal wrangling over four white tigers at Houston's Downtown Aquarium heated up Monday, when the Animal League Defense Fund filed a motion to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by restaurant giant Landry's, which owns the Aquarium. The animal ...
17 days ago | Restaurant News
As the Treadsack group's new restaurants were drawing local and national accolades, raising the city's dining profile and making rock stars out of its owners, the Texas Comptroller's Office was threatening to seize cash for back taxes, the IRS sla...
24 days ago | Courts
Greeted by his family and a wall of reporters outside the Harris County Sheriff's Office Wednesday, David Temple, who was released from prison nine years after being convicted of his wife's murder, said he wants "the people who put me in [in priso...