See if you can follow this one. A Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constable out on patrol says he saw a young man blow through a stop sign on September 10, 2011 near his far north-side home, so he pulled up behind the guy and flashed the lights when the man turned into his driveway. The man's mothe ... More >>
Roderick O'Bryant got sucked into a court case that stole his life from him.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Luciano Rosales will have to neglect his online matches if he's found guilty.Ten years ago, a 77-year-old widow named Nola Grimes buried her son -- her last living blood relative. So when Luciano Rosales -- a 50-year-old employee of Grimes's business Cash Money, reported KHOU -- approached he ... More >>
Jason Woytek was a true Pawn StarIf 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 >>
Metro chief Frank Wilson is our biggest gobbler.
Michael Anthony Green deserves to get paid, but he'll have to wait in line. The case of Michael Anthony Green has been in the news lately, because Green served 27 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit. The district attorney's office sent out a press release yesterday taking credit for Green ... More >>
Running a red light and killing someone does not automatically mean you're in trouble in Harris County.
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 >>
DA Chuck Rosenthal flies off with top honors
Free SPM (oh, and buy his new CD)
Call the cops! Call the fire department! Tony Cantu and the Epernay subdivision are at it again.
Critics want the diocese to explain why this Roman Catholic priest is still celebrating Mass
Houston had one of its most shocking race murders 45 years ago. But exactly whose tragedy was it?
Students are using drugs illegally not to party down, but to get better marks on exams
A self-proclaimed journalist has had a paying job -- private eye
Arms dealer-turned-gadfly Al Johnson thinks everyone's out to get him. He's right
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.
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.
Cops keep secrets. HPD Chief Clarence Bradford wants to reveal them.
Jessie Phillips wants more than a not-guilty verdict in a five-year quest to clear his name
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...
The hotel six sting hits the little screen
Assistant district attorney Kristen Pain sent criminals to jail -- and then went to jail herself.
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.
Beyond the Galleria, beyond Target - and sometimes beyond the law - lies Houston's last untamed wilderness of shopping
Gene Weaver always had a big idea. Selling snail dreams was to have been his last hurrah.
Susan White complained to friends and authorities about Deputy Joseph Kent McGowen, but nobody listened. Then he killed her.
A Houston judge takes his quest for juvenile justice into national syndication
What good is a review committee that doesn't get to review?
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.