DA Pat Lykos

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    The Harris County DA's Race Is Mostly About Drugs

    This year, the race for Harris County District Attorney, who heads the largest prosecutor's office in Texas and one of the largest in the country, is mostly about drugs. That much was clear in a debate this weekend hosted by Fox 26 between incumbent Republican Devon Anderson and Democratic challen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Constable May Walker Escapes an Indictment

    Constable May Walker, unindicted.​Precinct 7 Constable May Walker, who has been the subject of investigations by both Wayne Dolcefino and a grand jury over campaign finances, will not be indicted for anything, the district attorney's office announced today. Walker had been accused of mishandl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    DA Lykos Tries to Rebut Grand Jury's Attack

    Pat Lykos returning fire.​The grand jury that has been investigating whether the District Attorney's office broke any laws regarding blood-alcohol tests from so-called "BAT" vehicles did not issue any indictments, but it went out with a bang. Jury foreperson Trisha Pollard distributed a lette ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Crips & Bloods: DA Gets Her Civil Injunction Against Them

    First injunction granted in gang fight​The Harris County District Attorney's office announced last month they would be seeking civil injunctions against gang members operating near a northeast side apartment complex, and late this afternoon a judge granted the first such one in Harris County. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Crips and Bloods: The Details On Harris County's Plan To Get An Injunction

    Where's your injunction?​It's time for the Bloods and Crips to lawyer up. Harris County is taking a bunch of gangsters to civil court. "This is a grand day in Harris County," DA Pat Lykos said this morning during a news conference. Lykos filed a public nuisance lawsuit today against 33 "known m ... More >>

  • News

    May 27, 2010

    Rice's Baker Institute on Drugs

    KPFT recordings to be archived there.

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    The James Baker Institute Embraces Drugs

    Photo by Chris CurryDean Becker​When talking publicly about illegal drugs and butting heads with the U.S. government over its prohibitionist policies, respect is hard to come by.Over the years, though, local Houston radio host Dean Becker has earned high regard for getting top-tier guests and hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Investigation Into HFD Scandal Conducted Improperly, Lawyer Says

    ​The case of the two women firefighters who claimed that over the summer they discovered sexist and racist slurs written on the walls of their fire station is heating up again. And this time it involves accusations about a judge, an assistant district attorney, and a potentially improper secretive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Texas Court Of Criminal Appeals Agrees With The Houston Press

    Photo courtesy Marshall Wice​You know, when the Houston Press names someone the Best Criminal Defense Attorney, we expect that the high honor will result in further good works -- it's the whole Obama-Nobel Prize train of thought.So it should come as no surprise this morning that recent winner Bria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Momentarily Idiotic Teens Won't Get The Book Thrown At Them

    You're young, you do stupid things. That's pretty much a given.If you're a girl, the classic thing is shoplifting. If you're a boy, I don't know, criminal mischief, graffitti, something like that.The problem is if you're caught, there's a chance it stays on your record forever. And these days, when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    A Very, Very Rare Purge Begins At The DA's Office

    It was an odd mix of feelings around the tables at Char Bar last night, as the prosecutors who had just been given their pink slips from incoming DA Pat Lykos gathered to meet with sympathizers.No one wants to lose a job in this economy, of course; on the other hand, some had been vocal supporters o ... More >>