Harris County Attorney's Office

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Gang Injunction Becomes Permanent in Harris County District's Safety Zone

    As a rule, nearly 50 gang members are personae non gratae in an area now known as the East Aldine Safety Zone in north Harris County. Most gang members might bristle at the Latinate for "we don't want you 'round here," or the sketchy legality (First Amendement right, hear me?) that is the recent emb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Game Room Owner's Move to Delay Enforcement is a Bust

    The Harris County Attorney's Office will move to enforce strict regulations on a Houston game room after a federal judge denied the owner's motion for temporary injunction. Fabian Elizondo, who owns the Cavalcade Game Room at 1828 Airline, had sued the County, the Harris County District Attorney's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Judge Says HCC Trustee-Elect Dave Wilson Can't Take Office Yet

    A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against Houston Community College Trustee-elect Dave Wilson, preventing him from taking oath of office. Harris County District Judge Elaine Palmer granted Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan's motion Dec. 30, after Ryan asked the court to determine if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Harris County Attorney's Office Goes After Club La Cave

    The Harris County Attorney's Office has filed a suit to shut down an after-hours club that prosecutors say is a haven for crime, including a murder earlier this week. Harris County Attorney Ryan stated in a press release that the owner of La Cave, 4714 FM 1960 West -- as well as the property owners ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    County Attorney Sues David J. Hester & His "Illegal Game Room"

    Saying that owner David J. Hester is operating an illegal game room at 7304 East Freeway in Baytown, Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has filed a lawsuit asking for a temporary injunction to shut down this "common nuisance." According to the lawsuit, "Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia's office h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Security Guards in the Champagne Room: Judge Puts the (Temporary) Squeeze on Treasures

    Classy "gentlemen's club" Treasures must install additional security cameras, hire extra security guards, and run state and federal background checks on all staff and contract workers (i.e., boob-jigglers), per a temporary injunction issued Monday. The injunction is a victory for the Harris County ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    State Sues to Close Midtown Convenience Store; Is City Trying to De-Funk Midtown?

    Acting through the Harris County Attorney's Office, the State of Texas is suing the Fannin Food Mart and the property's landlord, Jae Kim. The state claims that the property is a public nuisance and neither Fannin Food Mart's registered agent Azeem Ali Noorani nor Kim have done anything to abate t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Juan & Bertha Gracia: Animal-Cruelty Trial Is A Trial In Itself

    From the Gracia's compound​Hair Balls couldn't help but scratch our head today over the arguments and testimony spewed forth in the second trial of exotic bird breeders Juan and Bertha Gracia, who were found guilty of animal cruelty last August. Although that scratching was mostly to keep us awake ... More >>

  • News

    May 6, 2010

    On Hold

    Found not guilty of the rape charges against him twice over, a former deputy constable still can't get his job back.

  • News

    October 1, 2009

    Club Dead

    The Mansion has been shut down, but not before an 18-year-old stripper got drunk there and died in a highway wreck.

  • News

    October 6, 2005

    A Mighty Wind

    A mountain of garbage in northeast Houston is looking to get bigger. Neighbors cry foul.

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Zoned Out

    An A.G.'s opinion only adds to the questions over Houston's special tax districts

  • News

    September 9, 1999

    Cash Box

    The Port referendum means lots of jobs -- for consultants

  • News

    March 12, 1998

    Waste Not, Want Not

    Local residents unite to fight the mountain of landfill trash headed their way

  • News

    May 25, 1995

    Bonds Away

    The amount of forfeited bail bonds grows, and nothing is done