Harris District Attorney

  • News

    July 18, 2013

    Innocent Bystander: An Innocent Man Wins in Court But Loses in the Long Run

    Roderick O'Bryant got sucked into a court case that stole his life from him.

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Ruggles Waitstaff Stages Walk-Out, Alleging Non-Payment of Tips: UPDATE

    Photo by Ed T.Ruggles owner and chef Bruce Molzan lost 60 percent of his staff Saturday night.​Update: Bruce Molzan says that he has "three auditors" and a new manager going through files and payroll records as of today, admitting that Ruggles does owe the waitstaff back wages. "It's about $14 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Ruggles Waitstaff Walks Out Over Allegedly Getting Stiffed on Tips

    Photo by Ed T.Ruggles owner and chef Bruce Molzan lost 60 percent of his staff Saturday night.​Saturday night at Ruggles was busy. There were nearly 200 customers packing the restaurant at Westheimer and Montrose, with a skeleton crew of only five waiters out of a normal ten-man crew. And at 7 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Jason Woytek: Public Servant Accused Of Stealing Dozens Of MHMRA Laptops

    Jason Woytek was a true Pawn Star​If you believe what Jason Woytek has written about himself on the Internet, you'd think he was a man of many and varied achievements: a man of God, a top salesman, budding author, an Eagle Scout and an elite former soldier. Woytek claims to have been an Army s ... More >>

  • News

    November 25, 2010

    2010 Turkeys of the Year

    Metro chief Frank Wilson is our biggest gobbler.

  • News

    February 4, 2010

    Crash Reports

    Running a red light and killing someone does not automatically mean you're in trouble in Harris County.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Good News: Helpful DNA Evidence. Bad News: Her Client May Still Die

    Defense attorney Sarah Frazier got the DNA results she wanted. They might even win her tomorrow's hearing. But her client could still be put to death. Frazier has fought for years to introduce new DNA testing to the case of Charles Raby, who was convicted almost 15 years ago of murdering a grandmoth ... More >>

  • News

    November 27, 2008

    Turkeys of the Year

    DA Chuck Rosenthal flies off with top honors

  • Music

    October 19, 2006

    Ask Another Mexican

    Free SPM (oh, and buy his new CD)

  • News

    September 8, 2005

    The Terrorist

    Call the cops! Call the fire department! Tony Cantu and the Epernay subdivision are at it again.

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Kiss and Tell

    Critics want the diocese to explain why this Roman Catholic priest is still celebrating Mass

  • News

    March 11, 2004

    The Icebox Revisited

    Houston had one of its most shocking race murders 45 years ago. But exactly whose tragedy was it?

  • News

    April 17, 2003

    High Scores

    Students are using drugs illegally not to party down, but to get better marks on exams

  • News

    August 23, 2001

    Mercenary or Media Martyr?

    A self-proclaimed journalist has had a paying job -- private eye

  • News

    January 13, 2000

    Love Hurts

    Six of her ex-lovers or associates are wounded or dead. Authorities wonder if old ways die hard for former Houston attorney Catherine Mehaffey Shelton.

  • News

    July 15, 1999

    Conspiracy Theory

    Arms dealer-turned-gadfly Al Johnson thinks everyone's out to get him. He's right

  • News

    November 12, 1998

    Under Siege

    City Council took away South Houston Mayor Cipriano Romano's keys. They took away his secretary. They told the 27-year-old he can't use the fax or copy machine after hours. Now they're ready to impeach him.

  • News

    October 22, 1998

    Making a Killing

    In the '70s, Walter Waldhauser arranged four contract murders. Nearly 20 years later, he has a new name and a new line of work -- but he still generates a profit from death.

  • News

    October 8, 1998

    Breaking the Blue Code of Silence

    Cops keep secrets. HPD Chief Clarence Bradford wants to reveal them.

  • News

    October 8, 1998

    Making It Right

    Jessie Phillips wants more than a not-guilty verdict in a five-year quest to clear his name

  • News

    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

    March 19, 1998

    Take the Cash and Talk That Trash

    The hotel six sting hits the little screen

  • News

    June 26, 1997

    Pain for the Prosecution

    Assistant district attorney Kristen Pain sent criminals to jail -- and then went to jail herself.

  • News

    May 8, 1997

    "One-Man Mob"

    The cops say what John Shike did to his wife amounted to "legalized stalking." And after being hit with one of the largest fines ever at the county family courts, he vowed he'd get the judge, too.

  • News

    March 21, 1996

    The Cheap Secrets of Harwin

    Beyond the Galleria, beyond Target - and sometimes beyond the law - lies Houston's last untamed wilderness of shopping

  • News

    February 29, 1996

    Escargot A Go-Go

    Gene Weaver always had a big idea. Selling snail dreams was to have been his last hurrah.

  • News

    July 13, 1995
  • News

    January 12, 1995

    Killer Behind the Badge

    Susan White complained to friends and authorities about Deputy Joseph Kent McGowen, but nobody listened. Then he killed her.

  • News

    January 12, 1995

    Video Pulpit

    A Houston judge takes his quest for juvenile justice into national syndication

  • News

    January 5, 1995

    The Case of the Missing Case

    What good is a review committee that doesn't get to review?

  • News

    December 8, 1994

    Hanging the Judge

    Lupe Salinas made a lot of friends on his journey from a Rio Grande Valley childhood to becoming a dogged prosecutor and respected state district judge. Until he was tapped for a federal judgeship, he never knew how many enemies he had.