When DNA is the only evidence, a good analyst is especially important
This six-year battle for a strip club reads like a Monty Python joke complete with dead parrots
A justice surprises critics by reversing the Yates verdict
Clara Harris argues that Justice Nuchia, the ex-chief of police, has never met a conviction he didn't like
Foes of Mayor Lee Brown can't wait to see him gone. And a lot of his friends feel that way, too.
His body was riddled with police bullets. The case against the cops also may be riddled with holes.
Does the Citizen Review Committee do the job?
Who approved $8,000 in tax funds for a mayoral portrait that nobody wants?
Police officers don't complain about other officers -- or else.
HPD loses a round in court
Cops keep secrets. HPD Chief Clarence Bradford wants to reveal them.
George Greanias is smart. He's honest. He's independent. But Bob Lanier and his friends are pulling out the stops to see that Greanias doesn't return to City Hall.
Union head Hans Marticiuc (rhymes with wreck) takes aim at the police chief, the mayor, other labor leaders and anyone else who gets in his way
County attorney candidate Mike Fleming brands his opponent a traffic-court jockey. Sylvia Garcia labels him a special-interest pawn. You be the judge.
Stephen Dicker chases Houston's dirtiest criminals
Money may be the root of all evil, but it's fueled Steven Hotze's rise from a fringe player on the religious right to kingmaker in the local Republican Party. Now he's trying to stretch his influence further afield.
The Houston Police Department puts high-ranking cops out on the street
A year later, there's still only one suspect in the killing of HPD's Alan Mabry
Was there something else behind the sheriff's forbidding off-duty work at abortion clinics?
If you get crosswise with Larry Maxwell, beprepared to go to court
Alan Mabry was a man on a mission. His death last month left friends, colleagues and authorities baffled -- as did his obsessive life.
The chief explains the public's right not to know
Houston's beleaguered arts community talks to itself about Harvey Milk
What good is a review committee that doesn't get to review?
Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?
Houston's top cop has been a pleasant surprise to the city's black community. But in his own department, it's a different story.
Is HPD flack's parting gift of the Trojan variety?
In a turnabout, homosexuals raid a police bar
Asian crime is growing. Asian immigrants are its main target. And the HPD hasn't a clue what to do.
Despite five deaths in recent weeks, HPD stands by its car chases
HPD hires rent-a-cops to patrol the main police complex
Mixed reviews for Chief Nuchia's promotions plan
Police try another less-than-zero-tolerance plan
Identity crisis at the municipal courts