We've been at it for a little while, and we still can't figure out what kind of business is being run out of suite 609 at 1314 Texas Street and what services their low-income clientele are getting for the hundreds they fork over. And we think that's the idea. The office contains multitudes: Organiz ... More >>
Party leaders want to throw out District Attorney candidate Lloyd Oliver and the donkey he rode in on.
Sharon Keller, the controversial head of the state's highest criminal court, has been outpolled by her opponent in this year's Houston Bar Association judicial-preference poll released today. So that means the Dallas-area judge, who garnered worldwide scorn for dismissing a death-row appeal because ... More >>
State District Judge Alexandra Smoots-Hogan, who's helping decide the search committee to find the next pastor of Christian Faith Missionary Baptist Church, may not be quite the pristine moral authority parishioners have sought in state court. Though it's apparently not an outright violation of st ... More >>
Harris County District Attorney Pat Lykos was soundly defeated in her GOP-primary re-election race yesterday, a result that greatly cheered the nearly 100 prosecutors who hd left the DAs office in her single term. Many of them were at the victory party for Mike Anderson, the former prosecutor who g ... More >>
The Houston Bar Association has released its judicial qualification poll for this year's primaries, and it's clear two candidates aren't viewed favorably: Criminal Court of Appeals Justice Sharon Keller and Harris County DA Pat Lykos. Since the overwhelming number of people who take part in the sur ... More >>
Commissioner Cactus Jack CagleIf you're going to replace a roguish rascal like Jerry Eversole on the powerful commissioners court, which you pretty much have to since he's entered a guilty plea in a corruption trial, how better to do it than with someone named Cactus Jack? Keeps the whole so ... 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 >>
Photo by Mike GiglioAs the enormous and bespectacled eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg looked out on The Great Gatsby's Valley of Ashes, Tyler Flood now watches over Washington Avenue from a billboard on Sandman Street. It went up just in time for New Year's Eve. The billboard is the latest in a lo ... More >>
Starting today, volunteer attorneys from the Houston Bar Association will answer legal questions from 2-5 p.m. daily. This free service will run through Wednesday, October 1. Take a break from clearing the debris or scouting for ice and MREs and call 713.-759-1133 with your questions. - Margaret ... More >>
Just stuff 'em
Clara Harris argues that Justice Nuchia, the ex-chief of police, has never met a conviction he didn't like
It ain't easy being a sexy rocker
Michael Colyar will make you laugh
Jurist Rory Olsen can put you in a mental institution and cost you hefty court fees. Critics wonder whether he can handle the job. Big deal -- he's a bottom-of-the-ballot Republican.
County prosecutors and the sheriff target a controversial judge
Lawyers go gunning for corporate terrorists
The D.A. and county attorney dip into office funds to up the influence in judicial polls
The already wild Texas legal system gets a little crazier
The Houston Bar Association takes a page from the past
Campaign cash carries a retired judge around the world
Devine converts plaintiffs' lawyers' cash into a courtroom gallery
In family court, Judge Annette Galik presides over divorce and custody cases where sex, lies and videotape are part of everyday evidence and testimony. Now the face on the videotape is her own.
That's what the bar poll said about Betty Brock Bell. Betty Brock Bell says the poll was rigged.
The city's ethics committee has no teeth, but it rarely takes a bite. Sometimes it doesn't even take its calls.
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