If you're going to get caught with a computer filled with hundreds and hundreds of stills and videos of child pornography, it might be best to have some kind of explanation. Pedro Rosales, 33, thought he had one. The Houston resident tried to convince a "a minor relative" to take the blame for the ... More >>
Lactation not related to giving birth.
Six historical paintings at Houston's federal courthouse have raised some hackles with two federal judges, who believe the paintings dredge up offensive imagery of slavery. The paintings, depicting the Houston Ship Channel in the late 1870s, were completed between 1938 and 1941, and were displayed ... More >>
Vanessa Gilmore: A diva reminiscesOkay, U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore hasn't really written a book about a steamy love affair, if such affairs are two-sided. But she has written a book of funny anecdotes about her time on the Houston federal bench, and she's included a tale of a lovesic ... More >>
Yo, "Tony" says it's all goodRobert Erdman ripped off the federal Bureau of Prisons and other agencies to the tune of almost $1.5 million, and now he will get a close-up view of just how good the computer systems in the BOP are.Erdman was sentenced today to 30 months in federal prison for selling ... More >>
The entertainment this man deprived Spring of, it boggles the mindIf you live in Spring and are wondering whatever happened to your promised Netflix delivery of Jennifer Aniston's The Bounty Hunter, there may be an answer. (And you're probably just as well off not seeing the thing anyway.)Rudolph ... More >>
Still on death row, though
In a ruling Friday that flew under the radar until today, US District Judge Vanessa Gilmore overturned the capital-murder conviction of Mariano Rosales, because Harris County prosecutors had improperly rejected minorities from the jury pool.The technical term for the tossing-minority-jurors claim is ... More >>
There was a bit of an uproar two years ago when one of the ringleaders of a notorious smuggling effort that resulted in 19 deaths was sentenced to only the 33 months she had already served. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new sentencing for Norma Gonzalez Sanchez, and the results ca ... More >>
The duel of the tongue vibrators
Rice Village heads in a new direction -- of sorts
Crown Central Petroleum spews, sputters and flares up. Neighbors of the plant view it uneasily, never quite sure when it's going to blow.
Senators Gramm and Hutchinson dig deep into applicants' political pasts
Prolonged agency abuses bring a Houston attorney $1.5 million
Will the "temp" United States Attorney exile dissidents to the border?
Judges may be gunning for James DeAtley, the interim U.S. attorney