02, Sep 2014 - Harris, TX Lawyers: Dying death row inmate deserves clemency
There is no precedent, at least in modern times, for the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to recommend to the governor that clemency be granted in a death penalty case under these circumstances. The Harris County District Attorney's Office will oppose the request, according to Roe Wilson, an assistant district attorney who handles capital case appeals. The Texas prison system has medical ...
02, Sep 2014 - Salvadoran man on Texas death row loses appeal
A Salvadoran man on Texas death row for the slayings of two store clerks in Houston has lost a federal court appeal, moving him closer to execution. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday rejected arguments from 44-year-old Gilmar Guevara that the legal help at his Harris County trial in 2001 was deficient and that his mental impairment makes him ineligible for the death penalty ...
29, Aug 2014 - Houston, TX Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan holds immigration forum
Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan recently hosted a program to help educate the local legal and law enforcement community on the rights of the undocumented immigrant children who have been crossing the Texas border in large numbers from Central America.
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 ...
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 - 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 ...
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 ...
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 - 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 ...
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 - 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.
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.