1 day ago | Crime
After a decade playing pro football for the Houston Oilers and Los Angeles Rams, Mike Barber decided he wanted to preach to prisoners. “It's the best re-entry program in the world,” Barber says, explaining why he started Mike Barber Ministries bac...
2 days ago | Political Animals
Seems state Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, isn't at all pleased with Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman's recent decision to transfer county inmates to another jail to alleviate overcrowding at the local county lockup. “I am adamantly opposed to yo...
2 days ago | Courts
The U.S. Supreme Court ruling granting same-sex couples the right to marry came down nearly a week ago, and still clerks in numerous Texas counties are refusing to follow the ruling and do their jobs. You can largely thank state Attorney Gen...
3 days ago | Courts
This week the Harris County Sheriff's Office announced it has been forced to ship about 100 inmates to other jails because the county lockup is approaching maximum capacity, an unfortunate reminder of the jail's overcrowded heydays. The Harris Cou...
Supreme Court Justice Questions Death Penalty, Cites Two Texans Who Were (Probably) Wrongly Executed4 days ago | Courts
Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it's fine, constitutionally speaking, to execute inmates with the sedative midazolam, a drug that, in some ways, has become emblematic of the death penalty debate in America today. Midazolam is the drug ...
5 days ago | Social Distortion
Six members of an East Texas church some have compared to a cult were arrested after disrupting a Sunday morning sermon at Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch. Lakewood Church spokesman Donald Iloff says the six young men, who were later identified a...