Robert Van Pelt

  • News

    November 11, 2004

    Black and White

    Good ol’ boys prosper at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Many African-Americans don’t.

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    February 5, 2004

    Free-Fire Zone

    Interrupt a sheriff's deputy's beer? Prepare for a hailstorm of lead!

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    October 9, 2003

    Georgia on My Mind

    Rice Village heads in a new direction -- of sorts

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    March 7, 2002

    Change Change

    Visitors to the county jail can now get the most for their money

  • News

    February 14, 2002

    Quarter Masters

    A bill changer is only the latest example of profiteering at the county jail

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    September 13, 2001

    Drug Resistant

    Harris County jailers are in no hurry to hand out meds to inmates with AIDS. Inmates claim this and other lockup practices endanger their lives.

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    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.