20, Nov 2014 - Houston, TX Death penalty conviction overturned in Houston cop killer case
HOUSTON, Texas – A Houston death row inmate, waiting to die for the last decade, has won a new trial. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has thrown out Alfred Dewayne Brown’s 2005 conviction for killing veteran Houston police officer Charles R. Clark. The reason, Harris County District Attorney’s office apparently withheld crucial evidence including […]
20, Nov 2014 - Houston, TX Appeals court resets TX murder trial after finding evidence withheld
Texas' highest criminal court on Wednesday threw out the 2005 conviction and death sentence of Alfred Dewayne Brown after finding that the Harris County District Attorney's Office withheld material evidence favorable to Brown's case Promote to Mobile 0 read more
18, Nov 2014 - Harris, TX Texas constable gets probation for diverting funds
HOUSTON (AP) — A Harris County constable who's been in office more than 25 years has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to financial wrongdoing amid allegations that he spent charity funds on gambling. Prosecutors say Trevino, who was first elected in 1988, siphoned donations from an educational charity he started and spent the money at a casino or on lottery tickets.
12, Oct 2014 - Deer Park, TX Texas law against improper photography ruled unconstitutional
The Harris County District Attorney's office says about 15 of its cases could be affected by a ruling on the state's law against improper photography
12, Oct 2014 - Hunt, TX Convicted murderer escapes prison in Amarillo
A man accused of beating a victim to death with a piece of furniture in Harris County has escaped from the Neal Unit in Amarillo, Texas
11, Oct 2014 - Harris, TX Harris County Convicted Murderer Escapes Prison
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) -- A convicted killer from Harris County has escaped from a prison in Amarillo. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says a corrections officer at the Neal Unit spotted 34-year-old Marvin Garcia and fired several shots at him but Garcia climbed a fence and fled. ...
11, Oct 2014 - Jury sentences Texas cancer doctor to 10 years in prison for poisoning lover's coffee
Family members of Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo after the guilty verdict was read in the 248th District Court at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Houston, Texas.
11, Oct 2014 - Financial Abuse by Profiteering Guardians Awaits Aging Boomers and Heirs
NEW YORK ( MainStreet ) — In May 2008, Larry Mills filed in Texas to become legal guardian of his then 80-year-old mother, Willie Joe Mills, who’d had a stroke. But by July 2009, Judge William McCulloch in a Harris County probate court appointed a third-party guardian who was also an attorney.
04, Apr 2014 - Young, TX Serial Killer Is Executed Amid Drug Debate
Tommy Lynn Sells' execution in Texas took place amid a growing debate over where the state gets its lethal injection drugs. The 49-year-old was convicted of capital murder in 2000 for the death of Kaylene Harris and slashing of her 10-year-old friend, Krystal Surles, who survived and helped police find Sells. The Harris family had befriended Sells at a community church. Court records show Sells ...
04, Apr 2014 - Val Verde, TX Serial killer who targeted S.A. child has died
A Val Verde County jury sent Sells, 49, to death row in 2000 for the December 1999 stabbing death of 13-year-old Kaylene Harris in her family's trailer home near Del Rio. The execution came despite last-minute litigation by attorneys for Sells and another death row inmate seeking to have the U.S. Supreme Court intervene because Texas prison officials have refused to disclose details about a new ...
04, Apr 2014 - Val Verde, TX Tommy Lynn Sells executed for 1999 stabbing of Del Rio girl
Tommy Lynn Sells was executed Thursday night in a Huntsville jail for the 1999 death of Kayleen Harris in Val Verde County. Sells was pronounced dead around 6:35 p.m. after a lethal injection was administered. He became the first inmate injected with a dose of newly replenished pentobarbital that Texas prison officials obtained to replace an expired supply of the sedative. Sells was suspected in ...
03, Apr 2014 - Jury deliberates fate of father, son in shooting
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A South Texas jury found a man and his son guilty Friday of two of three counts against them in the 2012 shooting of a federal agent on drug-patrol duty. The federal jury found Pedro Alvarado and his son Arnoldo Alvarado guilty Friday afternoon of assaulting a federal officer and a weapons crime in the wounding of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Kelton Harrison ...
03, Apr 2014 - Burleson, TX Houston attorney who represents Anthony Graves disbarred
Robert S. Bennett, the attorney representing exonerated death row inmate Anthony Graves, has been disbarred after a fee dispute with another client, according to court records. A specially assigned judge held a three-day trial in a Harris County courtroom last week before siding with representatives of the State Bar of Texas who said Bennett violated rules of professional conduct. Bennett had ...
03, Apr 2014 - Anti-fracking activist banned from Pennsylvania land heads to court
HARRISBURG, Pa., March 24 (Reuters) - An anti-fracking activist is set to ask a Pennsylvania judge on Monday to lift an injunction that bars her from her local hospital, grocery and other properties that sit atop vast lands leased by a Texas-based company for shale gas extraction. A five-month-old injunction prohibits Vera Scroggins, 63, of Brackney, Pennsylvania, from setting foot onto 40 ...
02, Apr 2014 - Dallas, TX Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC Adds Tax Practice and New Attorneys
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan has added a tax practice to the firm and hired Chris Harris, Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, in the Dallas office. The firm also recently hired Kelli Gunter as a new litigation attorney in the Houston office. (PRWeb March 28, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11711594.htm
01, Apr 2014 - Houston Maritime Attorneys With Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris Say Texas City Oil Spill Is Ma
Maritime attorney Matthew Shaffer says the Gulf Coast is once again facing potential environmental and economic disaster after a collision between a barge and a ship near the Texas City Dike sent 160,000 gallons of heavy oil spilling into Galveston Bay. (PRWeb March 25, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11699965.htm
01, Apr 2014 - Harrison, TX Hallsville ISD student arrested for drug possession, fleeing campus police
An East Texas high school student is being held in the Harrison County Jail after an incident on campus last week.
01, Apr 2014 - Marshall, TX County grant would link Leigh-Karnack water systems
The Harrison County Commissioners Court, on Monday, approved a $350,000 Community Development Block grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture, needed to connect the Leigh and Karnack Water Supply Systems together.