Controversy remains as Lone Star College Trustees set to approve contract for LSC-Creekside

The Lone Star College System Board of Trustees will consider the LSC Chancellors recommendation to execute the final contract for the LSC-Creekside satellite center when the Trustees meet on September 4th, 2014. According to the agenda packet for this Thursday’s meeting, in December 2013 the Trustees approved Durotech INC to provide the Construction Manager At […]

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 color, but justice for […]

Ed Emmett proposes world’s biggest homeless shelter

Oh my. I can’t wait to see the unintended consequences of Harris County Judge Ed Emmett’s latest idea to preserve the Astrodome (i.e., preserve Ed’s “legacy”). From his favorite stenographer, Kiah Collier of the Houston Chronicle: Harris County Judge Ed Emmett on Tuesday proposed turning the Astrodome into “the world’s largest indoor park” and recreation […]

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 natural byproducts. The judge picks a pal, called […]

Harris County DA Anderson stands with Rick Perry

I LOL’d when I saw this Facebook post on  Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson’s page: Well, of course she does! The guy gave her the job of Harris County DA! The irony of DA Anderson standing with Perry on this is hilarious. After all, Devon Anderson wouldn’t be in office right now if her […]

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 and Vince Ryan are using this veil […]

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 example, the courtrooms of […]

Houston Equal Rights Ordinance petition mandamus

The organizers of the petition drive to put the repeal of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance on the November ballot filed an emergency petition for writ of mandamus yesterday. HERO Petition Mandamus 08-11-2014 This is the most critical paragraph to me: The harm arising from the Relators’ wrongful rejection of the ERO Referendum Petition is […]