Murray Newman

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    Attorney Says Judge Denise Collins Unlawfully Detained Her

    A Houston criminal defense lawyer says she's filed a complaint with the State Commission on Judicial Conduct alleging that Judge Denise Collins unlawfully detained her as she tried to speak with her client. Irvin says Collins shouted at her after she walked into the 208th District Court to speak wi ... 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 25, 2011

    Judge Kevin Fine Tosses Out Jury's Murder Conviction and His Sentence

    Judge Kevin Fine is in the news again.​You can't say that state district judge Kevin Fine doesn't know how to grab attention. Elected in the 2008 Democratic wave, the tattooed former drug addict has issued such pronouncements as doubting a woman was raped because she was on top at the time, n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Jason Bourque and Daniel McAllister: East Texas Church Arsonists Sentenced to Life

    Courtesy Smith County SO Daniel George McAllister and Jason Robert Bourque​The crimes that East Texans Jason Robert Bourque and Daniel George McAllister were convicted of last month were disgusting indeed. The two young men, sometimes working together and other times apart, admitted to torchin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Docket Call At The Criminal Courthouse: Double Whammy Nightmare

    Photo by Paul Kennedy​The daily docket-call clusterfuck at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center is an old story. It's been pretty bad ever since the new building opened, but some attorneys are saying that the situation is now worse than ever. It's actually not one but two clusterfucks. The f ... More >>

  • News

    February 4, 2010

    Crash Reports

    Running a red light and killing someone does not automatically mean you're in trouble in Harris County.

  • News

    May 21, 2009

    Two Houston newsmen take different paths

    Plus: Our very own Will Hunting

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Chronicle's Political Writer Takes A Job With The Sheriff

    Alan Bernstein, the longtime political reporter for the Houston Chronicle, is quitting the paper to join the staff of Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia.Bernstein ends his 29 years at the Chron Friday and starts with Garcia at the end of the month."I got an unsolicited job offer and I investigated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Not Everyone Is Cheering DA Pat Lykos's Latest Move

    If you look up "throwing someone under the bus" in the dictionary of clichés, you might just find the following example from Pat Lykos's braver, newer Harris County District Attorneys Office used as illustration. Not content to keep her ire in-house about a recent jury selection gone awry, Lykos la ... More >>

  • News

    January 29, 2009

    A Digital Bathroom Wall for Pat Lykos

    Disgruntled prosecutors scribble their complaints about the new boss on a blog

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    She's Got Legs, She Knows How To Prosecute `Em

    Murray Newman has been anonymously writing an entertaining blog about being a prosecutor in Harris County; now that he's been canned (he supported incoming DA Pat Lykos' primary opponent), it's clear that a) the blogging will continue, and b) it will still be entertaining.Witness his latest scoop: L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    A Very, Very Rare Purge Begins At The DA's Office

    It was an odd mix of feelings around the tables at Char Bar last night, as the prosecutors who had just been given their pink slips from incoming DA Pat Lykos gathered to meet with sympathizers.No one wants to lose a job in this economy, of course; on the other hand, some had been vocal supporters o ... More >>