The Texas GOP's lengthy effort to create redistricting maps that federal judges say don't discriminate against minorities hit another snag today when a three-judge panel in D.C. threw out the latest plan. The judges said the proposed maps failed to meet fairness standards using various tests and an ... More >>
Houston County JailAaron Pennington: An old child sex assault case from which he was exonerated has resurfaced to bedevil a portly young East Texas city councilman accused last week of possessing kiddie porn. Aaron Pennington, 30, comes from one of the oldest, wealthiest, and most powerful f ... More >>
Joe Frank Garza, no relation to these guysJoe Frank Garza, the Valley district attorney who for years has been loudly proclaiming his innocence on charges that he misused millions in seized drug money, changed his tune today. The Texas Attorney General's office, which has been prosecuting th ... More >>
Nakia Brown & Tristen Nottage: Drama at Prairie ViewIf you've ever seen the shit-show that is Cheaters, that Dallas-bred abomination of televised romantic desolation, you know the drill. Woman comes back to bleak exurban apartment complex and sees car of suspected romantic rival. Heart in t ... More >>
Mom-and-pop industrial plants not as wholesome as they seem.
KTRH host hopes for violence.
They just really wanted ex-members backTexas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed suit today claiming Bally Total Fitness had tricked former members into renewing contracts by sending them "past due" notices.More than 1,000 Texans were duped into renewing, Abbott said, after receiving the notices." ... More >>
"I thought she was 18!" won't workLast May, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission decided that some minors in Bastrop County might have been having a little too much fun. They apparently decided it was high time to conduct a sting operation.One of the TABC's tried-and-true methods is to s ... More >>
The Cantus say they have audio and video proof of a Katy officer lyingThank goodness for small, digital voice-recorders and the Texas open records law. For without them, Tony and Elsa Cantu would probably have criminal records and might even be locked up behind bars, victim to the lies and decept ... More >>
It may be difficult to believe that some internet advertising claims are exaggerated, but Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott insists such is the case in an action filed today. Worse, the victims of the alleged false claims are Texas hunters. It's almost sacreligious.All the hunters wanted to do w ... More >>
Lesson Number One if you're dealing with Don McGill Toyota in West Houston, especially if you're not really fluent in English: Read all the fine print, even the parts where salespeople have folded the contract over so you can't see it.Texas AG Greg Abbott announced today a $78,000 settlement with th ... More >>
The state bows out of the Beauchamp case
Arms dealer-turned-gadfly Al Johnson thinks everyone's out to get him. He's right
Buyers are the real prize in vacation-share pitches
Paul Beauchamp's death was ruled a homicide. So why isn't the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office investigating?