Chuck Rosenthal

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    May 15, 2014

    Second Chances Rarely Apply to Texas Death Row Inmates

    "America is a country of second chances" Rick Perry said in a recent television interview. His declaration was very statesmanlike, but he was referring to himself and his possible repeat performance as a presidential candidate. If he truly believed in the concept of second chances, things might be ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    Five Exceptions to Straight Ticket Voting in Harris County

    In spite of several indisputably bad candidates on either side of the aisle, apparently tens of thousands of Harris County residents are still going to vote straight ticket. Maybe those people are just lazy. Maybe it gives them a jolt of pride or even spite, as in "I am going to stick it to those i ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    The Five Best Houston Sex Scandals, Such As They Are

    It takes two hookers to get James Worthy ready for Showtime​Houston is not a big town for sex scandals. Whether it's because we have a sophisticated European, laissez-faire attitude to such things, or because bigfoot Houstonians are better at hiding things, we don't know. Although we guess it's th ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    The Five Biggest Sex Scandals Of The Decade In Houston, All Unfortunately Not Very Sexy

    ​The Oughts have been a busy decade of people getting busy here in Houston, as perhaps every other decade has been. There's a reason the population has been booming, after all, and it's not all due to people leaving Detroit.But some Houstonians have been shtupping where they shouldn't shtup, and t ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    It's Turkey-Lurkey Time, As Burt Bacharach Would Say

    ​November brings with it Thanksgiving, which in turn brings with it the annual Houston Press accounting of the Turkeys of the Year here in Houston.Last year was easy, of course: any year that includes the e-mail antics of District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal is pretty much a no-brainer. When a year i ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    Magazine Actually Claims Harris County Can Govern Itself

    ​Reporter John Mecklin worked a long time in Houston for the old Post; he also served as an editor at the SF Weekly, the San Francisco paper in our very own Village Voice Media chain.He's now editor at a magazine called Miller-McCune, a publication started by a Southern California philanthropist; ... More >>

  • News

    January 29, 2009

    A Digital Bathroom Wall for Pat Lykos

    Disgruntled prosecutors scribble their complaints about the new boss on a blog

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    January 23, 2009

    The Buffalo Bayou Pedestrian Bridge Needs A New Name

    No one can tolerate the name of Houston's newest pedestrian bridge, the Tolerance Bridge (get it?).The Houston Chronicle reports that the mayor's office is seeking new names for the $7 million bridge over Buffalo Bayou near Allen Parkway and Montrose after city council members cried "lame."The Houst ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Political Change (Here And In DC) May Help Murder Victim's Mom

    Carrie Ruiz of Humble is praying that President Obama and his promised commitment to foreign diplomacy will help bring her daughter's killer to justice.Nine years ago, Ruiz's teenaged daughter, Felicia, was stabbed to death 26 times in an open field. Two of the three attackers are now behind bars, b ... More >>

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    December 29, 2008

    The Five Least Significant Deaths In Houston This Year

    We've already noted the five biggest local deaths in 2008; now it's time to look at the five deaths that leave the smallest amounts of sympathy or significance.5. The Playoff Chances of the Texans and Astros. Insignificant because really, did anyone expect anything different? The teams blew when the ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    Emmett, Also, Visits With The Sikh Family That Said It Was Harassed

    The Sikh family that says it was harassed by Harris County Sheriff's deputies has been getting to know county politicians more than they might have guessed.Over the weekend, sheriff-elect Adrian Garcia met with the family and many other Sikhs; yesterday is was County Judge Ed Emmett.Emmett apologize ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    She's Got Legs, She Knows How To Prosecute `Em

    Murray Newman has been anonymously writing an entertaining blog about being a prosecutor in Harris County; now that he's been canned (he supported incoming DA Pat Lykos' primary opponent), it's clear that a) the blogging will continue, and b) it will still be entertaining.Witness his latest scoop: L ... More >>

  • News

    November 27, 2008

    Turkeys of the Year

    DA Chuck Rosenthal flies off with top honors

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    October 17, 2008

    No Death Penalties This Year For The Death-Penalty Capital Of America (That's Us)

    Harris County is known as a pipeline for Death Row, but that changed this year. The county hasn't had a death penalty conviction in 2008, the first time that's happened since 1977, the year capital punishment was reinstated and Chuck Rosenthal was hired as an assistant district attorney. The depa ... More >>

  • News

    April 17, 2008

    Death Threats and TAKS Tests

    Some TAKS tests are murder

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    February 18, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Bar Hopping and Political Posturing

    So George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and a llama walk into a bar… Happy Presidents’ Day, y’all. Does anyone actually get this day off, besides Newman and Claven? We sure could’ve used the extra sleep, especially after yesterday’s beautiful weather (i.e. outdoor drinking). 12:09 a.m. a ... More >>

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    February 7, 2008
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    January 30, 2008

    Quanell X Joins the Chuck Rosenthal Ouster Party

    Quanell X has taken the lead on one of the many efforts to remove Chuck Rosenthal as the Harris County District Attorney. Look for Quanell at a downtown protest on Thursday, scheduled for noon at the Harris County Criminal Courthouse. The rally is first of many, Quanell says, until Rosenthal is go ... More >>

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    January 17, 2008
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    January 10, 2008
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    January 3, 2008

    Chuck Rosenthal: So Tough on Crime That a Suspect Goes Free

    The DA doesn't make deals. And that's why Jesus Salazar is living the free life in Venezuela while a teenage girl lies dead, stabbed 26 times.

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    April 26, 2007

    But at Least the Guns Aren’t Gay…

    Oh, wait, can't we get sued for running a picture of Tom Cruise next to the word "gay"? Shoot. So 19 guns are missing from the HPD property room, the Chron reports this morning. Two other guns that had gone missing were found during a traffic stop and a drug case. Things have a way of just walking ... More >>

  • News

    May 26, 2005

    No Pain, No Gain

    Our solution for saving Texas's claim to capital punishment fame

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    September 23, 2004
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    January 15, 2004

    Ties That Bind?

    The D.A. shares something with those he's supposed to be probing: campaign support

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    July 31, 2003

    Blessed and Bewildered

    Recent debacles demonstrate why District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal needs more than a moustache to match the legacy of Johnny Holmes

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    June 26, 2003

    Pimpin' Ain't Easy

    Tension mounts at the Chronicle

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    June 19, 2003

    Bench Blues

    The judiciary starts scrambling after state cuts in visiting judges

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    April 17, 2003

    Dumb and Dumber

    Rod Paige does no better when he doesn't have an answer than when he does

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    April 10, 2003

    War Is Not Hell

    The Chron's embedded reporter is far from the action

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    January 30, 2003

    The Bradford Game

    A mid-trial meltdown scorches the district attorney

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    December 26, 2002

    All I Want for Christmas Is...

    A shopping list for your favorite political types

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    July 4, 2002

    Innocence Lost

    The D.A.'s policy cuts into an inmate advocacy program

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    April 25, 2002

    Needling the Mayor

    Former drug czar Lee Brown has trouble negotiating a question about why there's no needle-exchange program for addicts in Houston

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    March 21, 2002

    Lethal Legacy

    Yates isn't dying to prove the equity of Harris County executions

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    January 31, 2002

    Dumped On

    Houston was supposed to be cracking down on polluters. So why has it spent five years cleaning up on little guys like Walter Bazarsky?

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    October 25, 2001

    Bar Tabs

    The D.A. and county attorney dip into office funds to up the influence in judicial polls

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    October 11, 2001

    Paying the Price

    Hospital district officials wanted a simple one-sentence policy on immigrant health care. What they got instead was a criminal probe and plenty of politics.

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    May 31, 2001

    Votes 'n' Bail

    GOP consultant Allen Blakemore looks to become a do-it-yourself bondsman

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    May 10, 2001

    Picking Up the Bill

    This time, a plan to bring drug courts here has real teeth

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    April 19, 2001

    An Open Mike

    He wants to castrate pedophiles and purge the courts of politics. He has assailed fellow jurists, lawyers and lawmakers. He's maverick Mike McSpadden, a tennis ace with a tomahawk tongue.

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    The Bench Warmer

    After two defeats by voters, will Bob Burdette finally lose his black robe to a DWI?

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    October 12, 2000

    The Mod Squad

    With Brown adrift, can this trio carry the ball?

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    March 23, 2000

    The Day the Democrats Died

    Learning to love the one-party state

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    March 9, 2000

    Justice on the Block

    Is the D.A.'s office for sale to the highest bidder?

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    February 10, 2000

    The Judge Who Can't Talk Straight

    Can a statewide race save Jim Wallace from himself?

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    December 16, 1999

    The Insider

    Political Goodfellows Editor: Gabe and Gary get new toys; Lee and Mario cry in their stockings

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    December 9, 1999

    Chucked Up

    The D.A. and sheriff sizzle over Rosenthal's misleading campaign mailer

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    November 18, 1999

    Sarofim II: The Next (De)Generation

    In the latest divorce donnybrook, things didn't go better with coke

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    January 18, 1996
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