As we head into what passes for fall down here, it's high time we came up with another list of the strangest, funniest and most awesome names to pass through the Harris County Criminal Justice Center over the last few months. (Or years. We stumbled on some older ones.) As always, some of these peop ... More >>
Blake Pate, an unarmed man who was shot and killed on Christmas Day by a cop, is "a victim of the Houston Police Department," says attorney David Hodges, who is representing the victim's family. On December 25, 2011, Pate finished dinner at his family's home and headed towards his brother's place. ... More >>
Michael Glyn Brown was recently acquitted of assaulting his wife. But that's only the latest allegation against the violent, drug-abusing doctor, long a fixture of Houston TV commercials and society.
Photo by Paul KennedyThe daily docket-call clusterfuck at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center is an old story. It's been pretty bad ever since the new building opened, but some attorneys are saying that the situation is now worse than ever. It's actually not one but two clusterfucks. The f ... More >>
Former judges Janice Law and Sharolyn Wood can't be happy with today's release of the results of the Houston Bar Association's annual poll of its attorneys about the Houston judiciary, but County Judge Ed Emmett and District Clerk Loren Jackson should be ecstatic with the ringing endorsements they r ... More >>
Running a red light and killing someone does not automatically mean you're in trouble in Harris County.
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Alan Bernstein, the longtime political reporter for the Houston Chronicle, is quitting the paper to join the staff of Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia.Bernstein ends his 29 years at the Chron Friday and starts with Garcia at the end of the month."I got an unsolicited job offer and I investigated ... More >>
It's good news today for two performers, even if one of them is going to jail. Don't look so confused; we'll explain in just a bit. But first we have to congratulate Grammy-nominated R&B singer Wayna, who got picked up last year at Bush Intercontinental Airport right here in Houston for carrying a w ... More >>
The government says Clayton Jones shouldn't smoke marijuana. He says it's the only thing that keeps him from blowing his brains out.
HISD's most aggressive marketer comes back to help
Rodrigo Montano passed himself off as a Rice University student. Is he deluded or just the worst con artist in town?
Some woes aren't going away at the county's new criminal justice center