Subject:

Joe Larsen

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Texas Watchdog: U Of H Covered Up KTRU Purchase Plans

    Bad Cougars? Bad advice?​The investigative Web site Texas Watchdog says it has obtained emails that show the nonprofit agency hired by the University of Houston to negotiate the purchase of KTRU (91.7 FM) from Rice University encouraged U of H officials to keep their plans to buy the mostly st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    E-Mails May Reignite Court Fight Over KTRU Sale

    KTRU supporters still battling on​Lawyers for the group Friends of KTRU are reviewing potentially damaging e-mails, which were obtained and first reported on by Texas Watchdog, and are weighing whether to file an action against the University of Houston for possible open meetings act violations, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    UH Agenda Items May Be Too Cryptic for the Public Good?

    ​Questions continued today about the pending sale of Rice University's student-run radio station to the University of Houston as Texas Watchdog asked whether open meeting notification  requirements were met in the official meetings. According to the Texas Watchdog, attorney Joe Larsen, who i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    County's New Mugshot Policy May Not Withstand Court Test

    Iron Man 2, at a theater near you​Yesterday, the Harris County Sheriff's Office announced that it will no longer let anyone see the mugshots that are taken just after someone has been arrested. The sheriff's office argues that it takes too much time and sucks up valuable man-hours to e-mail the ph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    A Second, Unreleased Red-Light Camera Study Might Not Be So Upbeat

    Much is being made of a Texas A&M study recently released saying that red light cameras reduce accidents by 30 percent across the state. But Hair Balls has gotten a whiff that there's another study out there looking specifically at Houston and that the results are not so rosy. What's more, a loc ... More >>

  • News

    May 18, 2006

    Needling the Haystack

    A 1,683-mile drive taught us that educators don't always entertain an open-door policy when it comes to public records

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