Terry Yates

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    Judge Denise Pratt in Runoff -- But What of Her Peculiar "Gag Order"?

    Now that incumbent Harris County Family Court Judge Denise Pratt is in a runoff, we thought it would be a good time for another look at Pratt's bizarre gag order of January 2013. It appears to be a blanket order barring any party or attorney with such a pending case from talking to the media, or ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Judge Denise Pratt Either Dismisses Hundreds of Cases in a Single Day Or District Clerk's Office Has Massive Computer Problems

    Embattled Harris County Family Court Judge Denise Pratt dismissed at least 260 -- and perhaps hundreds more -- pending cases December 30, 2013, in what one lawyer is calling "a triple whammy of judicial insanity." Attorney Greg Enos, whose efforts to remove the Republican Pratt from the bench resu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Grand Jury No-Bills Judge Denise Pratt

    A Harris County grand jury has declined to indict Family Court Judge Denise Pratt, the subject of a records-tampering probe, according to her attorney. Lawyer Terry W. Yates stated in a press release that "We are pleased that the grand jury agrees with us that there's absolutely no evidence that J ... More >>

  • News

    September 5, 2002

    Myths and Legends

    The officers didn't know, their supervisors didn't know, the police chief didn't know. Oh, tell me another one. Tell me a Kmart story, please.

  • News

    July 18, 2002

    Curses, Foiled Again!

    A captain makes dog patties out of HPD's punishment for his profanity

  • News

    June 27, 2002

    The War Within

    Mark Aguirre is an aggressive Houston cop who won civilian support by fighting crime. But the abrasive captain could lose his biggest battle: the one raging over him in HPD itself.

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    HPD Blue

    The chief himself gets caught in the police crackdown on in-house profanity

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    Hotze's Blue Angels

    Not-so-divine DWI help arrives for a conservative kingmaker

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    Power Lunch?

    A farewell feed and juror-felon add to the already unusual case of George Bishop

  • News

    January 13, 2000

    The Insider

    Curse of El Mercado. Did a city planning commissioner try to cash in on the project?