Family Law Center

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Getting Divorced In Harris County? Good Luck

    Don't worry -- it'll take a long time before that case gets heard​Texas Lawyer magazine has a good look at the docket problems in Harris County's Family Law Center, where nine courts have about 34,500 cases pending on their dockets.One lawyer notes that in his 25 years of practice, the county's po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Paging Doctor Brown. No, Not the Back to the Future Guy. The Wife-Beating, Coke-Snorting Hand Center Guy. Michael Brown. Yeah, That One.

    Houston’s favorite wife-beating, medical-license-losing, cocaine-positive-testing dad has done it again: On June 4, a hair plucked from the scalp of “Doctor” Michael Brown tested positive for cocaine, according to Brown’s case file in Judge Bonnie Hellums’ family court. Brown lost his med ... More >>

  • News

    October 8, 1998
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    October 1, 1998

    No, No, Annette!

    In family court, Judge Annette Galik presides over divorce and custody cases where sex, lies and videotape are part of everyday evidence and testimony. Now the face on the videotape is her own.

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    September 17, 1998

    It's Jackie's Neighborhood

    Attention, drunks, drug runners, cactus thieves, and other enemies of Sunset Heights: Jackie Harris is looking for you. And she's got her machete.

  • News

    June 4, 1998
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    May 21, 1998

    Little Girl Lost?

    Brittany Ann Corcoran, age seven, went "missing" for seven months. She resurfaced with a case of head lice, holes in her socks and nothing settled about what has been and what will become of her...

  • News

    December 22, 1994

    Battle of the Retreads

    Two soon-to-be-unemployed politicians may be headed for a City Council showdown

  • News

    December 1, 1994
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    November 17, 1994

    The Extended Courtship of Phrogge Simons

    Her persistence paid off, but she's not leaving just yet

  • 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!