Family Law

  • News

    August 8, 2013

    Not on Hand

    Dr. Michael Brown a no-show at hearing; judge issues warrant.

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Denise Pratt: Family Court Judge Issues Blanket Gag Order, Because it Sucks When the Public Knows What's Going On

    We've heard of judges issuing gag orders in especially sensitive cases, but until now, we've never heard of a judge issuing a blanket gag order: Harris County Family Court Judge Denise Pratt on January 23 sent a motion to attorneys in her court involved with SAPCR cases -- suits affecting parent-chi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Angela Buchanan: Posing As Gynecologist, She Tricks Woman Into Months of Sex and a Civil Union

    We've heard some strange cases of online impersonation, but this one, as the Brits say, takes the biscuit. Last night Jessica Cooley of the Lufkin Daily News broke the story of Angela Buchanan, a 30-year-old woman evidently smitten with a 51-year-old lady. Buchanan and the woman had been messaging ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Houston 101: The Battle of Jones Creek, 188 Years Ago Today

    There aren't that many Indian battles in Houston's history, but on this date in 1824, a vicious little skirmish took place pitting Karankawas against Stephen F. Austin's settlers in Brazoria County. The trouble started on June 21 just west of what is now Angleton at a country store owned by a braw ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Joe Pressil: Dude, Where's My Semen?

    Seriously, where is it?​Hair Balls is familiar with people stealing cars, money and jewelry, but a civil suit filed Monday alleges the theft of perhaps an even more precious commodity: semen. Joe Pressil is accusing a Houston fertility clinic, Advanced Fertility, of accepting a semen sample ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Police Use Free Football Tickets to Capture Deadbeat Dads

    I can't believe my luck!!!​For a divorced parent, paying your child support should be one of those simple, automatic tasks each month. First and foremost, it pays to feed and clothe your children, who should be the most important people in your life (even when they're acting up in the back se ... More >>

  • News

    June 2, 2011

    Broken System

    A lawsuit alleges that 12,000 kids trapped in foster care with little chance of getting out are being exposed to abuse and neglect, shuttled around the state and denied health services.

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Foster Care in Texas: A Broken System, Without Much Hope for Improvement

    ​Thousands of Texas foster children are subject to "immeasurable and permanent harm and are deprived of the opportunity for a safe children," according to a class-action lawsuit filed by a New York-based advocacy group against Governor Rick Perry and state child welfare officials. Filed in Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Evander Holyfield Loses A House And A Lawyer

    It takes a lot of grills to pay a lot of child support​Today's edition of the never-ending saga of former heavyweight boxing champ Evander Holyfield 's financial woes takes the form of a lawsuit the boxer filed today against a Houston lawyer he says illegally foreclosed on Holyfield's home.Accordi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Radnofsky's Claim About Texas Marriages Is Quite A Stretch

    ​Houston lawyer Barbara Ann Radnofsky, who plans to challenge Greg Abbott as a Democratic candidate in next year's Attorney General race, must feel that the spotlight isn't shining bright enough from her speaking gig at tonight's Tarrant County Young Democrats Gubernatorial Forum at Texas Christia ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 23, 2009

    Carl LaBove

    Web exclusive!

  • Music

    June 18, 2009
  • Calendar

    January 22, 2009

    Bill Burr

    The comedian behind Why Do I Do This? has some pointed questions about marriage

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008
  • Culture

    November 13, 2003

    Buffalo Dancers

    Unemployed steelworkers regain -- and display -- their manhood in The Full Monty

  • Music

    October 25, 2001


    Greg Wood is back with a new band, a new album, and a couple of jokes

  • News

    May 25, 2000

    Transferring assets

    Two teens are shuttled back and forth across the country as their mother and father (belatedly) fight over who gets to keep them

  • News

    May 11, 2000
  • News

    April 13, 2000

    Line Of Defense

    Despite a troubled Houston past, attorney Catherine Mehaffey Shelton says she's no killer

  • News

    February 26, 1998

    Fighting for Franklin

    A white lawyer has him. His grandmother wants him back

  • News

    February 2, 1995

    Female Troubles

    A dumb cartoon illustrates women lawyers' problems with the State Bar

  • 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!