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 >>
Jerry Eversole: Not available to be kicked around anymore.County Commissioner Jerry Eversole, who has long battled accusations of corruption and cronyism, has resigned his seat effective the end of this month. He sent a letter to County Judge Ed Emmett this afternoon. "It has been my absolu ... More >>
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The youthful Eversole, before the feds started pestering him.Jerry Eversole surprised a lot of people when he escaped conviction on bribery charges. A hung jury ended in a mistrial, but prosecutors expect to take another swing at it soon. In the meantime, everyone is poking through the wrec ... More >>
Jerry Eversole, free manCounty Commissioner Jerry Eversole, who's ruled his little piece of Harris County forever, has escaped yet again from allegations of having a rather loose interpretation of ethics rules. A federal jury could not come to a decision on whether Eversole took $100,000 in ... More >>
Jerry Eversole: Getting his money's worth out of Rusty Hardin.Jurors in the corruption trial of County Commissioner Jerry Eversole have told U.S. District Judge David Hittner they are deadlocked, so he has sentenced them to a second round of final arguments, according to media tweets from rep ... More >>
Jerry Eversole's long-awaited indictments: Today's the day, reportedlyJerry Eversole, the longtime County Commissioner who's ruled his fiefdom with an exceedingly relaxed take on campaign-contribution laws and work ethics, has been indicted by the federal government, according to the Houston ... More >>
Remember Dave Wilson? The guy who got his 15 minutes of fame days before the runoff election right here in Houston? You know -- the guy who owns a print company and has a lot of time on his hands so he decided to wage war against Mayor Annise Parker's campaign. Wilson ended up sending around 35,0 ... More >>
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