Tim Fleck

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  • 12 years ago

    In 22 years as a Harris County district judge, Lloyd "Ted" Poe garnered gallons of ink and miles of videotape from a fawning local media with his zany so-called shame sentences for defendants in his court. They all had a common theme: In addition ...

  • 12 years ago

    A brace of the country's best criminal attorneys had just stepped into a very sticky pile at Houston's federal courthouse last week, and their pained expressions spoke more eloquently than a closing argument for their clients, Enron first couple A...

  • 12 years ago

    A long time ago, God supposedly decreed, "Let there be light." At the city's inaugural festivities last week, Sunday school teacher and new mayor Bill White decreed, "Let there be civic sweetness and synchronized traffic lights." Both are undeniab...

  • 12 years ago

    State Representative Ron Wilson has always marched to the beat of a different drummer, rarely falling in line with his colleagues in the Harris County Democratic delegation and frequently skewering them with verbal zingers and legislative booby tr...

  • 12 years ago

    Imagine this scenario: Soon-to-be-mayor Bill White comes off a late-night round of community meetings to spend a grueling morning sorting through financial wreckage at City Hall. His energy is flagging. He needs sustenance desperately, but there's...

  • 12 years ago

    Christmas came early in a big way for some Houston politicos, but a whole lot more of them should be hitting up the Houston Chronicle Goodfellows Editor for donations. Or appealing to Governor Rick Perry for a quickie appointment to any position t...