In a highly competitive 2009 field, Governor Rick Perry is the biggest gobbler of them all.
The San Antonio punk band Girl in a Coma, whose members were arrested after an altercation at Chances in Montrose this spring, have been no-billed by a grand jury and will face no charges from the incident, their lawyer tells Hair Balls.Kent Schaffer says two of the members appeared before a gran ... More >>
[Update: See the statement Girl In a Coma posted on its MySpace page Monday morning after the jump.] The San Antonio punk band Girl in a Coma, whose members were arrested after an altercation at Chances in Montrose this spring, have been no-billed by a grand jury and will face no charges from the ... More >>
The District Attorney's office has announced they're formally dropping the charges against Mindy Herrick, the art teacher whose arrest after a drug-sniffing-dog search sparked protests.The dog found a Xanax in her car; the pill wasn't hers. HISD reinstated her almost two months ago, so the question ... More >>
As promised last week, the Houston school district is trying to fast-track reinstatement for some teachers caught up in the drug-dog sweeps that caused such a kerfluffle.The district announced today that Mindy Herrick, the Roberts Elementary teacher whose arrest sparked protests from parents and stu ... More >>
The Houston school district is coming under heavy fire for its "no-tolerance" drug-dog searches of school parking lots, mostly because they nabbed a popular West U teacher who is very likely to be proven innocent.West U residents, when they get up in arms, tend to get results. HISD superintendent Ab ... More >>
Harris County District Attorney Patricia Lykos announced today she's expanding and improving the division that serves Harris County's crime victims. "Government exists to protect and to serve; that's what we're doing with this new division," Lykos tells Hair Balls. "We're ensuring that it's not bure ... More >>
Juan Carlos Ballivian, a personal trainer in Houston, was sentenced last week to three years probation for dealing steroids, ending a federal investigation of a network of dealers in Texas.The investigation originally targeted professional athletes, and David Jacobs -- one of the first dealers arres ... More >>
What's in a name?
A Pearland guy causes a Beltway firestorm
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The D.A. and county attorney dip into office funds to up the influence in judicial polls
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Reformed and reborn, the man now pushes the word of God, not drugs. So why does it still feel like the Johnny Binder Show?
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tuck inside of Hotel Six with the Houston blues again
The interim U.S. attorney is hustling small-time cases through the courts
A chance encounter and a federal feud endanger the sting
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In the drug world, you can't trust anybody - especially a federal informant
Assistant district attorney Kristen Pain sent criminals to jail -- and then went to jail herself.