Meagan Flynn is a staff writer at the Houston Press who, despite covering criminal justice and other political squabbles in Harris County, drinks only one small cup of coffee per day.
10 hours ago | Crime
A former Houston Independent School District employee has been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 years old, HISD announced yesterday. Mauricio Mendoza, who worked at Hartman Middle School, was arrested Wednesday on the cha...
11 hours ago | Bayou City
More than a year after it was first unveiled, Houston City Council has finally given the Houston Bike Plan a green light. The sweeping biking blueprint is the largest — and the only — bike plan on the books in Houston since the early 1990s, and is...
1 day ago | Texas
Bills that some legislators say could possibly have prevented the arrest of Sandra Bland are making headway in the Legislature this week. On Tuesday, the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety heard public testimony on both HB567 a...
2 days ago | Bayou City
Houston rappers Paul Wall and Baby Bash caught a break on felony drug possession charges after a Harris County grand jury on Tuesday declined to indict them. Paul "Paul Wall" Slayton and Ronald "Baby Bash" Bryant were arrested and charged with eng...
2 days ago | Crime
Houston police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for as many as ten sexual assaults — including against girls as young as seven. Carlos Jose Ayala has been charged with four counts of felony indecency with a child after police began ...
2 days ago | Animals
A chuckwagon racer was taken to the hospital Monday night after falling out of his wagon while rounding a curve at RodeoHouston. The driver of the Baylor College of Medicine wagon laid in the dirt, unable to get up, while rodeo staff attempted to ...