Christina Garza

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Sheriff Unwittingly Rehires Investigator Forced Out by DA's Office

    The curious case of Ruben Carrizal -- the investigator forced out of the Harris County District Attorney's Affice for misconduct only to be rehired by the sheriff's office three days later -- just didn't seem right to us when we first saw KPRC's report earlier this week. We just didn't understand ho ... More >>

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    July 18, 2014

    Inmate Escapes Harris County Jail For Less Than an Hour Friday Morning

    When you're facing capital murder charges, felony escape charges are nothing. At least to Harris County jail resident Jamon Walker. According to a Harris County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Christina Garza, at approximately 4:30 a.m. a deputy saw Walker standing in a part of the county jail he was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Inmate Moms Learn How to be Moms (and Use Computers) in Harris County Jail

    In May, female inmates at the Harris County Jail spent four hours a day, five days a week learning how to use programs like Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the basics of web design. Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia partnered with The Mexican Institute of Greater Houston to offer inmates ... More >>

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    May 20, 2014

    Human Trafficking Sting Named After Disco Hit Nets 18 Arrests at Houston Cantinas

    In all likelihood, it was ranchera music playing, and not a Donna Summer classic when a squad of law enforcement officials stormed a cantina called Lolita's Bar, an alleged front for prostitution, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. The sting was dubbed "Operation Last Dance," in a vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Derrick Williams: Man Who Allegedly Shot Man in Wheelchair Turns Himself in

    A man who sheriff's deputies say shot a man in a wheelchair from his car has turned himself in, the Harris County Sheriff's Office says. The HCSO says Derrick Williams, 24, stopped his Buick Roadmaster in the 400 block of Cypress Avenue Friday in far northwest Harris County and began talking to a m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Norma Jean Clark: Is This the Face of Someone Who's Been Hiding from Murder Charges for 23 Years?

    HCSONorma Jean Clark: Cops say she was living for decades with a dark secret​Norma Jean Clark, who was arrested earlier this year in the cold-case murder of her husband 23 years ago, is back in town. Clark, 61, waived extradition and was booked into Harris County Jail yesterday, Sheriff's Off ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Norma Jean Clark: Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Her for Murdering Her Husband 23 Years Ago

    Franklin County SONorma Jean Clark, accused of murdering her husband in 1987​Back in April 1987, when Edmund High Clark was found dead in his bedroom from a shot to the head and one in the back, his wife Norma Jean said she'd been sleeping in another room and was awakened by the shots. She fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Richard Nutt: Sheriff's Deputy Knew Where To Get The Coke He Allegedly Sold

    Photo courtesy HPDRichard Nutt, HCSO vet, charged with dealing coke​Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Richard Nutt, who we're sure has heard all the jokes he cares to about his name, has been arrested and charged with trying to sell two kilos of cocaine. Only a summary of the case is available, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Henry Fairlie: Harris County Jail Officer Charged With Smuggling Drugs & Contraband

    Photo courtesy HCSOHenry Fairlie: Trying to keep the customers satisfied​The concierge service at the Harris County Jail just got a little more inadequate: a detention officer has been arrested and charged with trying to deliver drugs and contraband into the facility.Note to incarcerated customers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Dennis Ray Anderson: Body-In-A-Barrel Dude Hangs Himself

    Dennis Ray Anderson, murderer, takes his own life​Dennis Ray Anderson, the dangerous, hotly pursued convicted murderer who left a female corpse in a barrel in his back yard here, has been found hanged to death in a Florida motel room.Christina Garza of the Harris County Sheriff's Office says Frida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Joseph Wade Walker: The XXXL Bandit Has Waddled His Last

    Joseph Walker, XXXL​Houston has been transfixed with the livin' large antics of the XXXL Bandit, the roly-poly bank robber who was a modern-day cross between Charlie Weis and (Not So) Pretty Boy Floyd.The run -- the waddle? -- is over. The Harris County Sheriff's Office has announced today they ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Jerry Eversole Blasts The Sheriff Over How He's Handling Jail Overcrowding

    Harris County Commissioner Jerry Eversole says he'd be indicted if he behaved like Sheriff Adrian Garcia. ​Updated with reaction from the Sheriff's Office.Harris County Commissioner Jerry Eversole implied at meeting earlier today that the county's sheriff, Adrian Garcia, acted improperly and waste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Tasered To Death: Traffic Stop Turns Fatal, Without Bullets (Updated)

    Running away from an HCSO deputy is fatal​The Harris County Sheriff's Office says its homicide unit will investigate the death of a man who was tasered by one of their deputies and died after hitting his head in a fall.HCSO says the man, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Mugshots: Sheriff Adrian Garcia Doesn't Want You To See Them

    This mugshot would be highly secret information in Harris County, says the sheriff​Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia's office has announced a new policy where they will no longer provide the media -- or you, the public -- with mugshots of arrested people until they have been convicted of a crime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Mark Collins, Bayou Body Count No. 67

    courtesy of HCSOAaron Stelly​Love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave. -- BibleIt was around a quarter to 10 at night on St. Patrick's Day when Mark Collins pulled into a motel along the North Freeway, not far from George Bush Intercontinental Airport. As he exited his car, there wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    For One Brief, Shining Moment.....

    ​The word went forth at 9:30 this morning. Christina Garza, spokesperson for Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, e-mailed reporters to tell them of a new development."Sheriff Announces Employee Bill of Rights," read the e-mail header.Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has developed an Employee B ... More >>

  • News

    September 17, 2009

    Spy Story

    Con man or super spook — either way, Roland Carnaby wasn't supposed to meet his death on a Houston highway in a high-speed chase with the cops.

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    August 13, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    Another Wrongful-Death Lawsuit For The Harris County Jail

    ​There may be a new sheriff in town, but the jail lawsuits keep coming.Relatives of a 44-year-old woman who died in custody in January 2008 sued the county today, saying jail employees ignored her severe leg pain for three days and taunted her until she died.Margarita Saavedra, a grandmother, was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Houston's Own Professor Gates Incident, Except With Homeless People

    ​It is not against the law to feed the homeless. Nor does this require a permit. Deputy T. McGilbray of the Harris County Sheriff's Office was apparently unaware of this during his patrol on July 19, when he interrupted a local church group's weekly Sunday afternoon homeless outreach in James ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2007

    Blog War!!

    Isiah Carey’s Insite, the always, perpetually, endlessly entertaining blog of the Fox 26 reporter (He loves the new Doobie Brothers DVD!!!! Almost as much as he loves exclamation points!!!), took a somewhat weird turn last week. Writing about the murder trial of Ashley Benton, the 17-year-old acc ... More >>

  • News

    April 29, 1999

    Roping In Ratings

    A rodeo ruckus riles rival Spanish TV stations