Odds and ends and HCRP follies

Still catching up after a nice vacation on the emerald coast. A few things caught my eye. First is the "investigation" into Judge Alicia Franklin's billing practices by local attorney Greg Enos. I'm not certain what Enos is trying to accomplish in this one. He did well in helping to expose Judge … [Read More...]

Kim Ogg – Justice for All

I know that the title of this post is a cliché but that is my lasting impression after sitting and chatting with Harris County District Attorney candidate Kim Ogg. Not justice for some, not justice for the connected, not justice for a certain social class, not justice for those of a particular skin … [Read More...]

Perry grand jury not the problem

It isn't often that I agree with Houston Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg but her column on the Perry grand jury that indicted the Texas governor is spot-on. In Harris County and other Texas jurisdictions where judges use the "pick-a-pal" system to empanel grand jurors, bias and corruption are … [Read More...]

Vince Ryan – Government Plaintiff Lawyer

Houston is home to a long list of famous plaintiffs’ lawyers. Did you know that Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan is trying to add his name to that list? There are legitimate public policy reasons that protect local government from litigious plaintiffs; however, the Harris County Attorney’s office … [Read More...]

Harris County Grand Jury System needs reform

Patricia Pollard: An example of a system gone wrong There are many cliques around the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. In 2012, we saw these factions unite to support a false narrative about then District Attorney Pat Lykos and tarnish many good people in the process. In the old days, for … [Read More...]

Let’s smoke some pork ribs!

Hey, it's the weekend! Besides, I'm pretty much sick and tired of politics and need a break from both Republicans and Democrats. And "conservatives". Especially conservatives. More on that later but for now, let's smoke some pork ribs! I've been barbecuing meat for a long, long time. I'm old, … [Read More...]

Shoreacres budget workshop 8-6-2014

It's been a bit since I've written about my little city on the bay but I have been paying attention to what is going on. I wanted to let the new council settle in before I started commenting about them. They've been in office about three months now so I think it is time to get back to … [Read More...]