Criminal Law

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    DNA Crime Lab Tech May Have Tainted Nearly 200 Cases

    It's possible dozens of DNA samples linked to criminal cases could be retested after a lab tech in the Houston police crime lab resigned. In all, 185 criminal cases may have been affected. According to reports that includes 53 murders or capital murders. The Harris County District Attorney's Office ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    HISD Sells High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice to St. Thomas

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Woodlands Pharmacy Wants Lethal Injection Drugs Back

    It's one thing to be the people that make the drugs used in lethal injections, but it's a horse of a different color for other people to know about it. At least that's what Hair Balls gathers from the reaction of the head of the Woodlands Compounding Pharmacy after it was revealed that his company ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Did Michael Brown Rape an Unconscious Woman on His Yacht? No One at Brown Medical Center is Talking

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    UPDATED Coalition Looking Forward to TDCJ Closing Some Privately Run Jails

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • News

    September 22, 2011

    The Peddler

    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.

  • News

    March 11, 2010

    Incoming: Fairness for Victims

    Plus: Darkhorse Rides In

  • News

    June 25, 2009

    Confined Youth

    Reader weigh in on youths in state homes and behind bars.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    The DA Takes On Illegals, Because She Can

    Not 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, speaking anonymously to protect their ... More >>

  • News

    October 23, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 18, 2006

    Justice for Porn

    So what's Penthouse's Jana Cova doing on a gun control site? The information on the Website Justice For All says that the group "shall act as an advocate for change in a criminal justice system that is inadequate in protecting the lives and property of law-abiding citizens." Funny, but we're sti ... More >>

  • News

    July 6, 2006

    Bad Checks

    Sure you can ferret out the slimeballs in our midst? Guess again if you're relying on standard background searches in Texas

  • Music

    March 30, 2006


    Reality Check

  • News

    October 7, 2004

    The Prince of Perjury Palace

    In court, the truth didn't matter -- he got his child anyway

  • News

    August 19, 2004

    End of the Line

    An acquittal raises more questions about pollution prosecutors' tactics

  • News

    June 17, 2004

    Strings Attached

    Will Linden move on to become a music mecca or fall beneath the weight of a racist past?

  • News

    March 27, 2003

    Fostering Abuse

    Did something go very wrong at Gloria and Kenny Rogersís group home in Brazoria County? Or are they and their kids victims of a power-hungry CPS?

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    The Bradford Game

    A mid-trial meltdown scorches the district attorney

  • News

    October 3, 2002

    Justice for Some

    Just who is a victim? After flexing its muscles to reform the justice system, the victims’ rights movement suffers growing pains over divisive issues.

  • News

    March 21, 2002

    Lethal Legacy

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

  • News

    February 28, 2002

    The Dome and Dylan

    Knock-knock-knocking on Reliant's door

  • News

    January 10, 2002

    Grassroots Campaign

    A Galveston D.A. candidate comes out for cannabis

  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Protective Wrapping

    Programs surround a kid and his family with services, hoping for success

  • News

    October 4, 2001

    Driving Miss D.A.-isy

    A ride-along girlfriend and erroneous testimony taint a DWI squad case

  • News

    May 31, 2001

    Votes 'n' Bail

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

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    The Bench Warmer

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

  • News

    January 11, 2001
  • News

    December 7, 2000

    From Cells to Souls

    Chuck Colson and his evangelical Christians team up with a local prison for a divine intervention program

  • News

    November 30, 2000

    Innocence Lost?

    Despite its increasing importance, DNA evidence routinely gets destroyed here

  • News

    August 31, 2000

    Campaign Finance Laws, What Are They Good For?

    Absolutely nothing! Yarbrough proves it again.

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    Courting Disaster?

    Some woes aren't going away at the county's new criminal justice center

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    The Insider

    Incompetent Justice. An elderly retarded man's year-long trip into the legal twilight zone

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    The Insider

    Art Decoy: A handwritten note undercuts UH chancellor's wordy defense

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    Borderline Bond

    Local judges go anti-immigrant in bail policies

  • News

    August 26, 1999
  • News

    August 19, 1999

    Approaching Death At The County Morgue

    For three years as Harris County's chief medical examiner, Dr. Joye Carter has been haunted by controversy. Can she survive?

  • News

    July 8, 1999

    Sexual Healing?

    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.

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    Coming to No Good End

    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.

  • News

    December 31, 1998

    Slipping Under the Bar Radar

    Will a less-than-Frank Reyes cloud O'Quinn's win?

  • News

    January 9, 1997


    The medical examiner's controversial DNA expert is fired... for doing her job

  • News

    November 14, 1996

    Gayland's Choice

    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?

  • News

    February 22, 1996
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    July 13, 1995
  • Music

    April 20, 1995
  • News

    November 3, 1994

    Turkeys (and Other Creatures) On the Ballot

    Quick! It's almost Election Day!! Do you know who your candidates are? Check this guide to the mother of all ballots!

  • News

    October 13, 1994

    Pursuing Jerry

    A former prosecutor finds it was easier to investigate ethically challenged officials than to run against one

  • News

    August 25, 1994

    Losing Track

    Juvenile Probation has gotten out-of-touch with the INS ... and some young criminals it's supposed to supervise

  • News

    March 17, 1994

    Open Season on Open Seats

    D.A.s told it's okay to go after judgeships, but not after judges

  • News

    February 10, 1994

    Defending the Indefensible

    Do court-appointed attorneys serve their clients or the courts?

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