Mike Anderson

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    The Harris County DA's Race Is Mostly About Drugs

    This year, the race for Harris County District Attorney, who heads the largest prosecutor's office in Texas and one of the largest in the country, is mostly about drugs. That much was clear in a debate this weekend hosted by Fox 26 between incumbent Republican Devon Anderson and Democratic challen ... More >>

  • News

    January 9, 2014

    It's a Wrap

    Our Top 10 favorite Houston news stories of 2013.

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    December 30, 2013

    Our Top 10 Favorite Houston News Stories of 2013

    It's been a busy year in Houston. It always seems to be a busy year in the nation's fourth largest city. In particular, 2013 saw some significant developments in Houston's landmarks. From light rail to stadiums to iconic stores, real estate was in the news. Of course, there was also an election and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Was Duane Buck Sentenced to Death Because He's Black? Will It Matter?

    During Duane Buck's 1997 murder trial in Harris County, a psychologist told the jury that Buck was more likely to be a danger to society because he was black. This would be a huge deal in pretty much any legal situation, but the statement had more direct life or death ramifications in Buck's trial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    Put the Panic on Hold: The DA's Office Will Still Prosecute Animal Cruelty Cases

    Houston animal advocates have notified Hair Balls about a recent post by animal law specialist Clarissa Kay Bauer that suggests new District Attorney Mike Anderson has all but relegated animal cruelty cases to the trash heap, but this does not appear to be the case. From what the office's spokeswom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Five Exceptions to Straight Ticket Voting in Harris County

    In spite of several indisputably bad candidates on either side of the aisle, apparently tens of thousands of Harris County residents are still going to vote straight ticket. Maybe those people are just lazy. Maybe it gives them a jolt of pride or even spite, as in "I am going to stick it to those i ... More >>

  • News

    October 18, 2012

    The Tea Party Democrat

    Party leaders want to throw out District Attorney candidate Lloyd Oliver and the donkey he rode in on.

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Pat Lykos' Loss Brings Joy To Lots Of Ex-Prosecutors

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Johnny Jolly, Green Bay Packer, Gets In Trouble For Sponsoring Houston Party

    Jolly in, umm, happier times​Johnny Jolly, the pride of Forest Brook High and Texas A&M, just wants to spread the love. Now with the Green Bay Packers, he's dealing with the fallout of being arrested here two years ago for possessing codeine, which is as Houston as it gets.Jolly's out on bond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Two Defeated Drug-Court Judges Will Continue Working For Free, For A While

    Amidst today's celebration for the 12 graduates of the STAR (Success Through Addiction Recovery) Drug Court Program, there was also a surprising announcement. "This very afternoon the board of judges agreed ... for Judge [Mike] Wilkinson and I to, pro-bono, continue our drug-court dockets," said Jud ... More >>

  • News

    October 14, 2004

    Parts Unknown

    Did Donnie Riley kill Tarron Dixon, or was he shooting at someone else in a different Houston neighborhood that night 13 years ago?

  • Calendar

    April 1, 2004

    Flickering into the Future

    A new exhibition redefines "art house"

  • News

    August 8, 2002

    An Absolute Maybe

    There's little doubt that Johnnie Bernal was not a really good guy. The question remains, though, how bad was he?

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001
  • News

    August 3, 2000

    Left For Dead

    Tracey Deel was shot a dozen times by two teens who wanted her car. She dragged herself the length of three football fields determined not to be just another homocide statistic.

  • News

    January 2, 1997
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    November 14, 1996

    Gayland's Choice

    Gayland Randle was there the night Paul Broussard was murdered, but he never laid a hand on the victim. So why is Randle doing 15 years in prison?

  • News

    March 23, 1995

    Winners and Losers

    Lottery operator Gtech was especially kind to the political friends of Texas Comptroller John Sharp. But when supervision of the company was moved from Sharp's office, the party was over.