Pat Lykos

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    America Family Law Center's "Legal Aid" for Low-Income Folks Is Sorta Expensive

    We've been at it for a little while, and we still can't figure out what kind of business is being run out of suite 609 at 1314 Texas Street and what services their low-income clientele are getting for the hundreds they fork over. And we think that's the idea. The office contains multitudes: Organiz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Ten Houston Men Named (So Far) In Boy Scouts "Perversion Files"

    Since 1919 the Boy Scouts of America has maintained a database of "ineligible volunteers." Known informally as "the perversion files," the database contains the name of 5,000 men and a few women who have been expelled from the BSA because of allegations of sexual abuse of children. Last week a grou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    It's Labor Day Weekend! Time For More DWI No-Refusal Programs!

    A long weekend that semi-officially marks the end of summer is a god cause to celebrate, but unfortunately too often that celebrating can get dangerous. In an effort to crack down on the danger, local law-enforcement agencies are making sure the public is aware that there will be increased emphasis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Kirk Boudreaux: County Judge Fires Employee, Saying He Misused Funds

    Harris County Judge Ed Emmett has fired a staff member who he says siphoned off funds to spend on himself. Ed Emmett said the funds allegedly diverted by the employee, Kirk Boudreaux, were not county funds but instead involved Emmett's nonprofit organization that helps put on a trade show each year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Gerald Ratinov: Busted for Running Big Pill-Mill Operation

    Bye-bye, Abundant Life and Weight Loss Center.​A doctor with the Bond-like sinister name of Gerald Ratinov, along with 18 others, has been arrested in connection with a major prescription painkiller operation, District Attorney Pat Lykos and the local branch of the federal Drug Enforcement Age ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    George Rodriguez: New DNA Evidence Proves Innocence

    George Rodriguez is an innocent man, DA says​George Rodriguez, 50, served 17 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of rape. He got out in 2004 after a jury overturned the conviction, but it's only now that moves are being made to declare him innocent. District Attorney Pat Lykos an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Jessica Tata: DA Pat Lykos Says Don't Blame Me for Her Getting Away

    Jessica Tata is in Nigeria and is wanted​District Attorney Pat Lykos had an afternoon press conference today to rebut claims that her office did not act quickly enough in the case of Jessica Tata, who owned a daycare where four kids died in a fire, allowing Tata to escape to Nigeria. "Suggest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Death Penalty Hearing: Judge Kevin Fine Gets Slapped Down By Appeals Court

    Judge Kevin Fine: Rejected​The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has permanently shut down district judge Kevin Fine's quixotic and headline-grabbing effort to examine the constitutionality of how Texas applies the death penalty. In an order issued this morning, the CCA says Fine had no busines ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Texas High Court Halts Hearing On Death Penalty

    The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, acting on its own motion, has ordered a halt in the hearings District Judge Kevin Fine is conducting into the constitutionality of the death penalty as it is applied here. District Attorney Pat Lykos' office made the announcement, having been informed of the mov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Asher Brown's Parents On CNN; DA Getting Involved

    The Asher Brown story went national last night, as CNN's Anderson Cooper interviewed the parents of the Cy-Fair middle schooler who committed suicide.The parents appeared with their attorney and said they had made "many trips" to the school, and numerous calls and e-mails, to complain about bullyin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Demetrie Dixon, Houston Cop, Accused Of Sexual Assault On Duty

    Courtesy of the Houston Police DepartmentHouston police officer Demetrie Dixon has allegedly been up to no good. ​Demetrie Dixon, a Houston police officer since January of last year, was arrested today on allegations of sexually assaulting two women while he was on patrol. Dixon was charged with f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    DWI: They're Coming For You This Weekend By Land And By Sea

    Photo by meltedplastic​As you make your long-weekend plans, one thing to keep in mind: Harris County is having another one of those "No Refusal" campaigns designed to nab drunk drivers...and drunk boaters."If you plan to be driving a motor vehicle or at the helm of a boat, we ask that you act sens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    The DA's Victims Rights Division Becomes A Victim Itself

    ​A year ago, the Houston Press looked into restitution in the state parole system and discovered that in 90 percent of the cases, victims never get all the money that was owed to them.While we can't vouch for the percentage, it looks like victims counting on the Harris County District Attorney's O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    After 22 Years Of Wrongful Imprisonment, Two More Days To Freedom

    A man convicted of rape in 1987, based largely on questionable HPD crime lab data, and sentenced to life in prison is expected to be released on bond Thursday, according to the Harris County District Attorney's Office. Recent DNA test results show "discrepancies between the new tests and evidence p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    The DA Takes On Illegals, Because She Can

    Not content to throw two of her prosecutors into the blender last week, Harris County DA Pat Lykos has decided to turn her guns on yet another unimportant bloc of voters - illegal immigrants.The Chron picks up the tale:"Four senior assistant district attorneys, speaking anonymously to protect their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    DA's New DNA Policy Still Might Not Find Past Mistakes

    Photo courtesy patlykos.comA non-working DNA lab and lack of proper policies were among the biggest contributors to the wrongful incarceration of Ricardo Rachell, District Attorney Pat Lykos said today at a press conference in the Criminal Justice Center.Lykos and Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt a ... More >>

  • News

    March 23, 2000

    The Day the Democrats Died

    Learning to love the one-party state

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    March 9, 2000

    Justice on the Block

    Is the D.A.'s office for sale to the highest bidder?

  • News

    January 13, 2000
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    December 10, 1998

    Balancing the Bench

    Will race and bad blood play a part in the Guv's judicial picks?