Six historical paintings at Houston's federal courthouse have raised some hackles with two federal judges, who believe the paintings dredge up offensive imagery of slavery.
The paintings, depicting the Houston Ship Channel in the late 1870s, were completed between 1938 and 1941, and were displayed ... More >>
Not connected to pregnancy.U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes is likely about to become the butt of Internet merriment with the news of a recent decision.
He'll also be pissing off breast-feeding moms, and that is one group you do not want to cross, as many companies and entities have discovere ... More >>
Someone bribed, but it wasn't John O'Shea.The executive of a Sugar Land-based company who's been accused of paying bribes to Mexican officials was acquitted without the defense even putting on a case.
John O'Shea, the former general manager of ABB Industries, was acquitted by U.S. District J ... More >>
William Gammon gets four years.William Gammon, an attorney who has been instrumental in getting Texans' homeowners associations power to wield over nonconforming residents, has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for possession of child porn.
Gammon, who entered a guilty plea to t ... More >>
The money machine is running againThe red-light cameras have been turned back on and fines are being issued. Much as it pains Mayor Annise Parker to get all the revenue, she will be forced to take it until the city can appeal a judge's ruling.
U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes late Friday deni ... More >>
Red light cameras: Status back to "up in the air."A federal judge has thrown out the city's ban on red light cameras because it came from a referendum, not a charter amendment.
U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes said the changes mandated by voters last November were not valid -- they could only ... More >>
It's the city vs. the red light camera company, no intervenors The city of Houston, which really doesn't want to give up red light camera revenue, will be the only party trying to convince a federal judge to stop the red light camera program as soon as possible.
The people who really want re ... More >>
Nowhere to hide. If there's one place we expect to be safe from Sarah Palin and her reality TV exploits, it's a courtroom in a federal courthouse during a hearing about red light cameras. We are wrong. Sarah Palin's Alaska received at least three mentions at a hearing earlier today, starting with ... More >>
The "Jazzy" model, no kiddingSandra Thurman Patino, 46, had a pretty good deal going with a Medicare scam involving motorized wheelchairs, but now she's headed to federal prison for four years.Plus she's giving up the $1.1 million she had in the bank, and a Cadillac, to the feds.Patino was senten ... More >>
Even ICE agents were taken abackWilliam Gammon, the attorney who's pushed for aggressive homeowners' associations in court and in the legislature, is out on bond on charges of possessing a pornography stash described by an investigator as "one of the largest collections of extremely young c ... More >>
Photo by us006409After today, set-asides for women-owned businesses in Houston may be set aside forever. The move stems from a federal lawsuit brought in 1996 by business owner Robert Kossman who alleged the city's MWBE program discriminated against him because he was white.U.S. District Judge ... More >>
Headline:The Case Against Hurwitz
In one of the last big S&L cases from the '80s, two federal agencies are pursuing Charles Hurwitz over the failure of united Savings. And for once, Hurwitz may have no place to hide.