Dick DeGuerin

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    November 29, 2012

    Stanley Marsh 3 Charged with 11 Sex Crimes; Hires Houston's Paul Nugent and Heather Peterson

    Quirky millionaire Amarillo oil and heir and arts patron Stanley Marsh 3 was booked into Potter County Jail yesterday on eleven sex crimes involving boys under the age of 17. He has since been released after paying his $325,000 in bonds, according to court records. The arrest follows a half-dozen l ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    Cadillac Ranch Owner Stanley Marsh 3 Called Child Sex Predator in Lawsuit

    For decades, those with an artistic bent have viewed quirky provocateur Stanley Marsh 3 and his Cadillac Ranch on the outskirts of Amarillo as one of the Panhandle's sole redeeming qualities, beacons of culture and mischief in a region barren of joy and fun. The ten vintage Cadillacs buried in the d ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    How Tom DeLay's Lawyer Learned To Love Mini-Satan As He Prepares For Wednesday's Hearing

    Tom DeLay, the man who once easily held the title Most Hated Republican in his clawed hands, will finally have his hearing over campaign-finance money-laundering charges Wednesday before a three-judge panel in Austin. It's been a long road for the former congressman from Sugar Land -- some of the i ... More >>

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    October 5, 2012

    Ashlyn Treadway: An Educational Fund in Her Honor

    Child Abuse and Forensic Services, a Beaumont-based non-profit, has created the Ashlyn Tilea Treadway Educational Fund, in honor of a sexual abuse survivor who was killed in a car accident last August. Treadway was just 23. We first wrote about the abuse Ashlyn, her younger sister Brea, and two oth ... More >>

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    March 23, 2012

    John Goodman Guilty Of Intoxication Manslaughter

    A South Florida jury took just six hours to convict Houston-bred bazillionaire air-conditioning heir / polo honcho John Goodman on a charge of intoxication manslaughter. The state claimed that Goodman had consumed 16 to 18 drinks before he slumped behind the wheel of his Bentley and rammed it into ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012
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    February 24, 2012

    Michael Berry Settles Case, He Hopes

    A $2K check should do it.​Days after going on the offensive by bashing gay-bashers, KTRH talkshow host and former city councilman Michael Berry has made a move to settle the hit-and-run incident outside a Montrose gay bar. Berry, through his attorney, mailed a $2,000 check to the owner of the ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Hand-Doctor Follies

    Brown continues to astound

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    February 1, 2012

    Michael and Rachel Brown Divorce Court: Brown's CFO Takes the Fifth Over Questions About Alleged Embezzlement

    The chief financial officer for Dr. Michael Brown's various corporations invoked his Fifth Amendment rights during divorce proceedings Tuesday and Wednesday in response to a barrage of questions about whether Brown has been siphoning corporate funds to pay for a boat and home in Miami. Under questi ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012
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    January 10, 2012

    Stacy Shey: Dr. Brown's Alleged Stripper Ex Says He Spent $60K/Month on Gal Pals

    Attention hot twenty-year-old strippers: Have you ever wondered what it'd be like to date a famous Houston doctor? Namely, one who pledges to treat you "like family"? Well, according to one gal we spoke with, it's quite the gig. Our peek into the dating life of former hand surgeon/man-about-town-no ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    Apology (?) for Anti-Gay Slur

    HISD trustee only kinda sorry for flyer

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    November 7, 2011

    Craig Seldin: Attorney Jailed After Temp Tapes Him Jacking Off

    Kittens died, apparently​One evening in the summer of last year, "Simone" was washing the dishes in her Memorial-area condo. When she glanced up, she was presented with a shocking sight: a man, one she'd often seen walking past her unit on his way to the pool, was standing on the other side of ... More >>

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    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.

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    August 4, 2011

    Brian Culwell: All That Glitters May Not Be Gold at Gold and Silver Buyers

    Court documents tell a different tale.​Back in March, the Houston Chronicle produced a glittering profile of Brian and Amelia Culwell, founders of Houston-based Gold and Silver Buyers. The company, the report noted, had been launched in August of 2008 in a leased space inside an HEB store and ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Top 5 Musician Novelists

    Ted Barron/New West RecordsSteve Earle: What's up, Doc?​Despite what our paychecks and sometimes even our diplomas say, the perception persists that music journalists are not "real" journalists. Similarly, no matter how literate their lyrics, some folks think musicians could not possibly put p ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Michael Brown: Wife's Divorce Attorney Claims the Hand Doctor Tried to Hire a Hit Man to Kill Her

    Michael Brown facing more allegations​Former hand surgeon Michael Brown tried to hire a hit man to kill his wife, his wife's lawyer told a Harris County Family Court judge Thursday. In a heated meeting in front of Judge Jim York, David Brown (no relation) said he had received a tip from the H ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    DeLay Guilty of Money Laundering

    Sad Tom DeLay is sad...and guilty​ For five years, the case against Tom DeLay for money laundering through his Texans for a Republican Majority PAC has been seemingly trapped in the Texas courts facing pre-trial appeals. On November 1, it finally made it to trial and today the verdict is in: g ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Roger Clemens: Ex-Red Sox GM Jumps On The Steroids Bandwagon

    The smell of indictments in the air...​I'll admit that I've taken my share of potshots at Roger Clemens. I've tried to rely on matters that have been part of some record, or have some evidence for support, like The Mitchell Report, Clemens' public statements, and things said to Congressional inves ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    Gimme Back My Bullet: An Eyewitness Account of Billy Joe Shaver's Trial

    Even by his own rather lofty standards (marrying the same woman three times, losing several fingers on his right hand... oh hell, just read this story here), Billy Joe Shaver's recently concluded trial has to rank pretty far up there on the legendary Waco singer-songwriter list of exploits. As you ... More >>

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    June 19, 2009

    Houston's Ponzi-riffic Allen Stanford Is Indicted

    Photo via wikimedia commonsStanford in his cricket daysAllen Stanford, the man who singlehandedly revived Houston's fading Enron reputation for corporate scams (here's our feature take on him) has finally been indicted.A Houston grand jury indicted him on 21 charges of charged with 21 counts of cons ... More >>

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    June 2, 2009

    Disgraced Judge Kent Gives Up Quixotic Fight To Keep His Pension

    Photo by joeltellingUS District Judge Samuel Kent, who's going to prison for his role in drunkenly forcing his charming self on helpless female employees, has finally seen the light when it comes to his idiotic attempt to keep collecting his healthy federal pension.Kent faced impeachment in the Cong ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009

    The Rise and Fall of the Stanford Financial Group

    Castles and corruption lead to criminal charges.

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    December 12, 2007

    Charlie Wilson’s War, Now with Less 9/11

    Charlie Wilson’s War comes out next week. As often happens in Hollywood, it’s been toned down from its original version. What happens less often is that a Houston socialite’s responsible. The film tells the extraordinary story of how, along with her then-man, Texas congressman Charlie Wilson ... More >>

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    June 13, 2002

    In Search of the Sleuth

    Edmund J. Pankau trades on his hard-boiled private-eye image to attract clients and speaking engagements. To find out more about him, we resort to some Sam Spade work of our own.

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    January 18, 2001

    Spring Time for Ben and Betti?

    Time's running out on commutation efforts

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    July 27, 2000

    Jimmy's Justice

    Years after her son's capital murder verdict, Rachel Moore found evidence that he fired in self-defense. But they're still trying to find a way out of prison.

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    July 20, 2000

    Livin' Large

    Carlos Sosa promised to sell seized goods from the Port of Houston on the cheap. Many believed him. Until they learned he was a Customs Service snitch, and perhaps a con man on the side.

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    March 25, 1999

    Queen of the Good Ol' Boys

    The macho world of trial law is ruled by tough, hard-driving men -- and by Katherine Scardino, a tough, hard-driving woman

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    June 4, 1998

    Going Through These Things Twice

    tuck inside of Hotel Six with the Houston blues again

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    May 28, 1998

    Summer Reruns at Hotel Six

    Been there, done that, doing it again

  • Dining

    May 28, 1998

    Bliss at Bayou City

    The seafood-and-pasta joint doesn't put on airs. And doesn't need to.

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    May 7, 1998

    Sancho Panza Takes the Stand

    Will John Castillo ever escape Ben Reyes's shadow?

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    April 23, 1998

    Hotel Whitewash

    What do the FBI and developer Wayne Duddlesten have in common?

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    April 2, 1998

    In Their Own Words

    Judging by the idle chatter of Hotel Six politicos, the moral barometer at City Hall is in free fall

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    March 19, 1998
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    February 26, 1998

    How to Beat City Hall

    Just get the help of some City of Houston attorneys who can show you how to anger a judge, enrage a jury and (maybe) stick the taxpayers with a bill for $148 million

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    July 10, 1997
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    October 10, 1996
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    September 5, 1996
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    August 29, 1996
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    July 25, 1996
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    July 18, 1996

    Troubleshooter for the Millennium

    Suddenly, as the year 2000 approaches, Phillip Arnold's study of first-century apocalyptic Christians is more than a scholarly pursuit

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    June 13, 1996
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    May 30, 1996
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    May 16, 1996
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    February 22, 1996

    Wasted Days, Wasted Lives (Part II)

    Record producer Huey Meaux was a legend in the music business. Now he's an accused pedophile on the run.

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    May 18, 1995

    Looney and Liedtke For the Defense (Almost)

    How two Houston lawyers would have represented the most hated man in America

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    December 29, 1994

    The Year of Living Anxiously

    Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?

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    February 10, 1994

    Defending the Indefensible

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

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