Probation and House Arrest

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Why Psy and the Innocence of the Muslims Guy Are Nothing Alike

    This meme has been infecting my Facebook newsfeed lately, and I thought I'd reply. The facts are these... Nakoula Basseley Nakoula spent a lot of his life making drugs, evading taxes, and commiting bank fraud, all acts that landed him in various institutions over the years. Because of the last frau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Texas Southern University Athletics: NCAA Calls Foul Once Again

    The Texas Southern University Athletics Department was once again cited for infractions by the NCAA Tuesday and placed on five years probation, something which certainly has to leave both its supporters and detractors discouraged. As the NCAA report noted, TSU "either has been on probation or had v ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Jason Blain Wagner: Pawned Laptop Full of Child Porn, Then Scoffed at Terms of Probation, Police Say

    It's kind of amazing how regularly it happens -- a guy will pawn his laptop full of kiddy porn and then is amazed when the buyers somehow discover the disgusting footage and call the police. These days, surely everybody, especially devotees of child porn, must know that files are very hard to eras ... More >>

  • Film

    January 12, 2012

    White People Problems

    The parental rage of brownstone Brooklyn in Carnage.

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Gerry Todd Greenwood: Drunk at Meeting with Probation Officer

    Who knows why 34-year-old Gerry Todd Greenwood allegedly deemed it a good idea to get plastered last Friday morning? Maybe it was the spring air we've been enjoying. Maybe Thursday night never ended for the Jasper man. Or perhaps he just woke up that morning and fell victim to the seductive sentimen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Juan & Bruno Gonzales: It's Not Cockfighting, It's "Sparring"

    Just sparring, your honor​Note to D-bags who get caught cockfighting: telling the judge your blood-covered chickens were just "sparring" is not a slam-dunk defense.That's what Angelina County father and son Juan and Bruno Gonzales found out Wednesday when State District Judge Paul White found them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Tom DeLay Gets Jail Time

    The Hammer gets the slammer​Tom DeLay's sentence has been handed out, and it's not a slap on the wrist: He's going to prison for three years with no probation on the conspiracy charges. DeLay was also sentenced by judge Pat Priest to 10 years' probation on a money-laundering charge, according ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2011

    The Devil in DMX

    Can the celebrated rapper get out of trouble long enough to top the charts again?

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Jason Merksamer: Houston Juggalo And Accused Robber Is Facebook Moron Of The Week

    Jason Merksamer tells all on Facebook​It goes without saying that it's not a good idea to commit another violent felony -- specifically, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon -- while you are already on probation for a violent crime. And you would think it would also be inadvisable to broa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    A&M Cadets Get Four Years Probation in Assault

    The case of Zach Corcoran and the Corps of Cadets finally comes to an end. ​The long and strange saga of Zach Corcoran and the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets came to a close today when Edward Helle and Steven Ramirez, the two cadets who beat up Corcoran, pled guilty to assault charges in a Brazos C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Dr. Michael Brown & The Astros: What Gives?

    You must be watching an Astros game...​If you're like me, you've always been bugged by those ads for The Brown Hand Center that are shown way too much during Houston Astros games. Maybe it's that whole Stepford family thing, or the way the wife looks terrified, or the girl talking about being dadd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Purple Drank Goes Pro, Thanks To ESPN

    ​ESPN's Outside the Lines, the Emmy Award-winning investigative series that examines topical issues off the playing field, aired a feature over the weekend on Houston's very own rap mascot - purple drank - the dangerous mix of prescription codeine cough syrup and any range of mixers from Sprit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    USC Trojans: They're Different From 1980s SMU How, Exactly?

    Snoop & Pete: BFFs​The Southern Methodist University football team was hit with NCAA sanctions on February 26, 1987 because of a slush-fund created to pay players. Seeing as how the Mustangs were a repeat offender -- they were already on probation for recruiting violations -- the NCAA le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    The Easy Way To Win A Bass Tournament: Stick A Lead Weight In The Belly Of Your Fish

    ​Wily criminal minds never sleep. Luckily for the forces of good and justice, neither do the dedicated men and women of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.Robby Rose, 45, a competitive fisherman from Garland, was playing (fishing?) in a bass tournament in Rockwall County last October. Appar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Keep A Woman A Virtual Hostage For Six Years, Get Probation: Nice

    ​Back in July we told you about a Saudi national who had been arrested for lying on a visa application; his lie was that he told authorities he would be bringing in a woman to work for him around the house eight hours a day for $1,300 a month.Instead the feds say, he worked her for 14 hours a day, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Remembering 1969, Part 2: The View from Brazil

    Note: Part 1 is here. While anti-Vietnam protests escalated in both sides of the Atlantic , the scenario was quite different in Brazil: in March 1964, a military junta toppled democratically elected president João Goulart and installed a cruel dictatorship that stayed in power for two decades - in ... More >>

  • Music

    November 27, 2008
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    October 9, 2008
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    August 14, 2008
  • Calendar

    September 20, 2007

    Steve Hamilton

    Edgar Award winner’s latest involves a date-at-your-own-risk scenario

  • News

    October 7, 2004

    After Oprah

    Ted Poe got the spotlight for a shame-based sentencing -- the victim says it was a sham

  • News

    July 29, 2004

    The Killer Next Door

    He left clues all over, but it still took investigators years to unmask the serial murderer in their midst

  • News

    February 12, 2004

    Firing Line

    The new tough-talking probation director has ousted aides, but can he improve services?

  • News

    November 6, 2003

    A Hard-on for Numbers

    The Chron tries to stay, uh, abreast of circulation counts

  • News

    January 9, 2003

    The Odd Couple

    When a veteran juvenile probation supervisor took a teenage former detainee as her live-in companion, you'd have thought authorities would be interested. They weren't.

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Local Girl Gone Bad

    Socialite Sanam Soudavar

  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Sick Kids

    For many mentally ill teenagers in Texas, the only way to get treatment is to get arrested.

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    Nature of the Beast

    Plastic surgeon Billy Ringer has been sued ten times for malpractice. He's on probation for sexual misconduct. He sewed a needle into Colleen Guidy. But he's still in business -- cutting, vacuuming, rearranging and, it seems, injuring patients.

  • News

    January 27, 2000

    Killing Time

    The case against him died from lack of evidence. But Texas still plans to execute Odell Barnes.

  • News

    December 23, 1999

    The Insider

    Strange Association. The ties that bind former mayor Whitmire with a sex offender

  • News

    June 24, 1999

    Go Directly to Jail

    Probation officer Terry Hunt thinks prison is the best answer for every offender

  • News

    July 17, 1997
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    December 5, 1996