Benjamin Hall

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    HPD Cop Abraham Joseph, Accused Rapist: More Details, More Allegations

    HPDAbraham Joseph, accused of sexual assault​Abraham Joseph, the HPD cop indicted on two counts of sexual assault, did not have a good day today. First, prosecutors at a pretrial hearing this morning told the court Joseph, 27, has been implicated in five other similar alleged incidents, the H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    HPD Beating Video: Officials Really Don't Want You To See It

    HPD video: Just waiting to break out big on the net​When word first broke that an alleged Houston police beatdown of a teenage had been videotaped, we speculated that law enforcement officials were dreading the day the video went viral. That day is coming closer, and officials are fighting tooth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Benjamin Hall Drops Out Of The Mayor's Race

    Benjamin Hall, one of the two black-ex-city attorneys rumored to be running for mayor, is not running for mayor.Hall announced he's supporting his doppelganger, Gene Locke, the Houston Chronicle reports.The deal was apparently brokered by Congressman Al Green, who obviously enough wasn't looking fon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Residents File Their Own Suit Against Treatment Plant

    Less than a month ago, Houston City Council members responded to an avalanche of complaints about explosions and sickening smells coming from a CES Environmental Services Inc. waste treatment plant in southeast Houston and decided to sue the company under nuisance laws in an attempt to remove the fa ... More >>

  • News

    September 18, 2003

    Rockets' Legal Dj Vu

    Minority groups take Alexander to court again

  • News

    May 8, 2003

    Les's Lost Weekend

    Minorities' suit against the Rockets revs up, with a mayoral hopeful caught in the fray

  • Music

    May 9, 2002

    Living in Harmony

    Global Groove's Wednesday-night jam puts the hump back in hump day

  • News

    September 11, 1997

    Jack's Big Payback

    How an arrogant, overbearing landlord fought City Hall -- and won

  • News

    August 28, 1997
  • News

    July 6, 1995

    King Benjamin's Mine

    Save the politics for later Boss Hall's going for the gold right now!

  • News

    June 15, 1995

    Mad Dog's Demise

    Alan Mabry was a man on a mission. His death last month left friends, colleagues and authorities baffled -- as did his obsessive life.

  • News

    May 11, 1995

    Debt Collection

    The city is sued over that funny ticket collection business

  • News

    March 23, 1995

    Got Mad, Got Even

    Two former HL&P workers took revenge against the Light Company, but say the city settled for "chump change"

  • News

    March 23, 1995

    Funny Business II

    It seems the city's contract with Municipal Collections is a family affair

  • News

    February 23, 1995

    Gunning for Greanias

    The mayor and his city attorney try to make the controller the issue -- again

  • News

    February 16, 1995

    Hear No Evil

    The city's ethics committee has no teeth, but it rarely takes a bite. Sometimes it doesn't even take its calls.

  • News

    December 29, 1994

    The Year of Living Anxiously

    Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?

  • News

    December 22, 1994

    BOSS Hall

    As Ben Hall prepares to leave City Hall, questions are again being raised about his involvement in the doling out of city business. But Hall says the law allows him to do pretty much as he pleases.

  • News

    November 3, 1994

    Funny Business

    Municipal Collections has a lucrative city contract and some interesting partners. But good luck tracking it down