State Bar of Texas

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    October 10, 2014

    Why Moving Pride Out of Montrose is a Big Deal

    Social media went haywire last week when Pride Houston announced that next year's Houston LGBT Pride Celebration will take place downtown, leaving its Montrose home of more than three decades. Many were shocked because they weren't told this was happening ahead of time. And while there have been g ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    "Reeferendum": This Election Season's Most Confusing Political Ad Yet

    We - and, judging by the email, nearly every other newspaper in the state - got a very perplexing message in our inbox yesterday from a brand new political action group calling itself the "Medical and Personal Freedom PAC." The message starts by pointing out how Texas feels mighty far behind on the ... More >>

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    June 25, 2014

    The Fight For Pride Week (Part 4)

    Part four in a series for Houston Pride Week. Once formed, "The Caucus" as the Houston LGBT Political Caucus became known quickly organized a series of actions that would see the political power of the LGBT community expand exponentially. By the end of the decade, even straight candidates would see ... More >>

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    July 23, 2013

    Polk County Judge Allegedly Texted Advice to Prosecutor During Trial

    We've heard of spectators and reporters being admonished for fiddling on their cell phones during court proceedings, but never a judge. But State Rep. Harold Dutton (D-Houston) wants everyone to know that a Polk County judge wasn't using sound judgment (HEY-OH!) when she allegedly texted advice to p ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 31, 2013

    Eastbound and Downtown

    The top 10 restaurants in EaDo.

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    January 21, 2013

    Top 10 Restaurants in EaDo (a.k.a. Old Chinatown, a.k.a. East Downtown)

    So you're not comfortable with the EaDo sobriquet. I don't care. The damn thing has stuck. It's short, easy and to-the-point. (Besides, the more important question is what to call that weird DMZ area on South Shepherd that's not quite Montrose, not quite Upper Kirby, not quite River Oaks and not qui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Restaurant Scramble: The Answers, Please

    On Tuesday, we asked you to decipher a series of puzzles in which 20 well-known Houston restaurants had their names/logos chopped and screwed. We received a ton of correct answers from you, our clever readers, which means a lot of people went into the pool to win a set of cookbooks and food tomes fr ... More >>

  • News

    November 17, 2011

    Apology (?) for Anti-Gay Slur

    HISD trustee only kinda sorry for flyer

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    November 7, 2011

    Craig Seldin: Attorney Jailed After Temp Tapes Him Jacking Off

    Kittens died, apparently​One evening in the summer of last year, "Simone" was washing the dishes in her Memorial-area condo. When she glanced up, she was presented with a shocking sight: a man, one she'd often seen walking past her unit on his way to the pool, was standing on the other side of ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    State Bar To Investigate City Attorney On Jolanda Jones' Complaint

    Jolanda Jones gets her investigation​The State Bar of Texas's disciplinary arm will investigate Houston City Attorney David Feldman, based on a complaint filed by embattled City Councilwoman Jolanda Jones. According to the July 22 letter obtained by Hair Balls, "the Office of the Chief Discip ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    Sex With Clients: Texas Lawyers Continue Their Brave Battle To Have It

    Still plenty of action at the State Bar of Texas​Texas lawyers have always been allowed to bone (or be boned by) their clients. No prohibitions, no scolding from the State Bar, no penalties.Everyone's happy, right? And it's not a barter system at all -- in all cases, it's true love between a heroi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    The Houston Culinary Awards Get a Facelift

    Photo courtesy of My TableThe steel awards themselves (no more glass!) weren't the only new things this year.​"You can't help but feel great when you're honored and respected by your peers and Houston diners," said Sean Beck today, after bringing home a stunning two awards at the annual My Tab ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    Nikki Araguz: Lawyer Representing Her Husband's Ex-Wife Faces State Bar Investigation

    Nikki Araguz's former lawyer publicized her history​The case of whether a fallen Wharton firefighter's benefits should go to his transgender widow< just gets exponentially weirder: Frank Mann, the lawyer representing Thomas Araguz's ex-wife, is facing investigation by the State Bar of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    William George Gammon, Attorney Known For Representing Homeowner's Associations, Arrested For Child Porn

    Deemed a threat to society​A lawyer who represents homeowners associations and has testified to the legislature and helped draft bills has been charged with possession of child porn.William George Gammon, 49, who has offices at Greenway Plaza, was arrested June 3 and was ordered held without bond ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 25, 2010

    Ohio Barbecue

    The art of smoke, ten years later, at Bobbie Que's Rib Shack.

  • News

    August 6, 2009

    Minority Report

    Discussion continues around Ask A Mexican and the Bronx Bar.

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    November 7, 2008

    Fen-Phen Side Effects: Irritable Lawyers

    Remember Fen-phen, the obesity wonder drug that made headlines in the late 1990s when the FDA took it off the market because of abnormal heart problems in users? That same drug also sent product-liability lawyers across the country scrambling to courthouses, taking enough settlement money to pay for ... More >>

  • News

    May 29, 2008

    Pop Quiz with UH President Renu Khator

    New UH president, same commuter school

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    October 26, 2006

    Spaced Out

    A non-PC e-mail riles a group of judges

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
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    September 9, 2004

    Six Feet Blunder

    Bring out your dead -- and wait

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    January 8, 2004

    Head Ways

    Dillard's may dominate advertising -- and be all but absent from news headlines

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    March 27, 2003

    Without Warrant

    Some traffic court offenders find horror in their junk mail

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    July 4, 2002

    Getting Lonely at the Top

    A recycled city official comes home to roost

  • Calendar

    August 30, 2001

    Courtroom Antics Upstaged

    The already wild Texas legal system gets a little crazier

  • News

    August 10, 2000

    Subpoena Envy

    A legislative panel summons local GOP leaders to a show-and-tell

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    March 23, 2000

    Scouting a Smear

    Culberson accuses a former GOP congressman of campaign dirty tricks

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    January 27, 2000


    From the week of January 27, 2000

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    January 13, 2000

    Love Hurts

    Six of her ex-lovers or associates are wounded or dead. Authorities wonder if old ways die hard for former Houston attorney Catherine Mehaffey Shelton.

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    November 18, 1999

    Strong Convictions

    Hard-line leaders such as loopy Stephen Mansfield have taken their agenda to the Court of Criminal Appeals, where legal precedents--not prosecutions--get overturned

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    March 18, 1999
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    January 7, 1999

    Business As Usual

    The State Bar of Texas tries again to KAYO John O'Quinn but can't lay a glove on him

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    December 31, 1998

    Slipping Under the Bar Radar

    Will a less-than-Frank Reyes cloud O'Quinn's win?

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    July 16, 1998
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    July 9, 1998
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    January 1, 1998
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    December 25, 1997
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    December 4, 1997
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    February 20, 1997
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    February 13, 1997
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    February 6, 1997
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    January 23, 1997

    What Did He Do To Deserve This?

    Attorney John O'quinn says his big-business enemies are out to do him in. But the real source of his troubles may be closer to home.

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    December 19, 1996
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    August 1, 1996
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    August 1, 1996
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    July 25, 1996
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    February 2, 1995

    Female Troubles

    A dumb cartoon illustrates women lawyers' problems with the State Bar

  • News

    November 3, 1994

    Turkeys (and Other Creatures) On the Ballot

    Quick! It's almost Election Day!! Do you know who your candidates are? Check this guide to the mother of all ballots!

  • News

    July 21, 1994

    The Watchman of the Electronic Frontier

    As the cyber-future creeps toward Houston, one group stands guard: EFH

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    February 10, 1994

    Defending the Indefensible

    Do court-appointed attorneys serve their clients or the courts?

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