CSI, the venerable CBS television franchise, has placed forensic evidence at the forefront of many people's mind in regard to solving criminal cases. There is a belief -- albeit one without any empirical support -- that CSI and its ilk have made it harder for prosecutors in cases to get convictions ... More >>
After months of deliberation, we have a sale. The Houston Independent School District Board of Education authorized the sale of the campus housing the district's High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice on Thursday. Trustees voted unanimously to accept a $60 million bid made by St. Thom ... More >>
Six weeks after troubled ex-surgeon Michael Brown's former right-hand man accused him of sexually assaulting a woman and paying employees to keep mum, it does not appear that anyone affiliated with the Brown Medical Center has reported the allegations to authorities. The allegation surfaced in a ci ... More >>
A coalition of anti-private-prison groups is claiming victory for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's plans to close two privately run detention centers in the wake of a $97 million budget cut. Grassroots Leadership, along with the ACLU of Texas, the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, and oth ... More >>
Both in and out of prison, Brian Culwell has spent his life selling people baubles, trinkets and jewels. Now he's buying your gold and silver.
Plus: Darkhorse Rides In
Reader weigh in on youths in state homes and behind bars.
Photo courtesy Pat Lykos for DANot content to throw two of her prosecutors into the blender last week, Harris County DA Pat Lykos has decided to turn her guns on yet another unimportant bloc of voters - illegal immigrants.The Chron picks up the tale:"Four senior assistant district attorneys, speakin ... More >>
Photo courtesy patlykos.comA non-working DNA lab and lack of proper policies were among the biggest contributors to the wrongful incarceration of Ricardo Rachell, District Attorney Pat Lykos said today at a press conference in the Criminal Justice Center.Lykos and Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt a ... More >>
Plea deals have been worked out for two of the seven Morton Ranch High cheerleaders indicted for hazing, the DAs office has announced.Hayley Spincer Davis, 17, and Adelynn Frances Garner, 18, have agreed to a pre-trial diversion deal that will see the charges dismissed if they fulfill their obligati ... More >>
What is it with HISD teachers and pot these days? A month ago, a middle-school assistant principal gets nabbed for growing dope in his home. Now, a pair of teachers at Williams Middle School (Northwest side represent!) are making friends in county due to a meddling tipster and a drug-sniffing ... More >>
Sure you can ferret out the slimeballs in our midst? Guess again if you're relying on standard background searches in Texas
In court, the truth didn't matter -- he got his child anyway
An acquittal raises more questions about pollution prosecutors' tactics
Will Linden move on to become a music mecca or fall beneath the weight of a racist past?
A mid-trial meltdown scorches the district attorney
Just who is a victim? After flexing its muscles to reform the justice system, the victims rights movement suffers growing pains over divisive issues.
Yates isn't dying to prove the equity of Harris County executions
Knock-knock-knocking on Reliant's door
A Galveston D.A. candidate comes out for cannabis
Programs surround a kid and his family with services, hoping for success
A ride-along girlfriend and erroneous testimony taint a DWI squad case
GOP consultant Allen Blakemore looks to become a do-it-yourself bondsman
Chuck Colson and his evangelical Christians team up with a local prison for a divine intervention program
Despite its increasing importance, DNA evidence routinely gets destroyed here
Absolutely nothing! Yarbrough proves it again.
Some woes aren't going away at the county's new criminal justice center
Incompetent Justice. An elderly retarded man's year-long trip into the legal twilight zone
Art Decoy: A handwritten note undercuts UH chancellor's wordy defense
Local judges go anti-immigrant in bail policies
For three years as Harris County's chief medical examiner, Dr. Joye Carter has been haunted by controversy. Can she survive?
Shin Higashiura offers women "inside treatments" to correct their hormonal balance. It's not rape. It's not prostitution. But it's not shiatsu, either.
Undertaker Jay Herman shot his lover, Edwina Prosen, to death in 1991. That's the only thing he and her family have agreed on since.
Will a less-than-Frank Reyes cloud O'Quinn's win?
The medical examiner's controversial DNA expert is fired... for doing her job
Gayland Randle was there the night Paul Broussard was murdered, but he never laid a hand on the victim. So why is Randle doing 15 years in prison?
Quick! It's almost Election Day!! Do you know who your candidates are? Check this guide to the mother of all ballots!
A former prosecutor finds it was easier to investigate ethically challenged officials than to run against one
Juvenile Probation has gotten out-of-touch with the INS ... and some young criminals it's supposed to supervise
D.A.s told it's okay to go after judgeships, but not after judges
Do court-appointed attorneys serve their clients or the courts?