29, Jan 2015 - Austin, TX Texas inmates struggle to be heard when family visits
For years, visits have been a frustrating experience at the Harris County jail, where visitation policies are among the most restrictive of the state's five largest county jails. While there are those who regard liberal visitation policies as tantamount to coddling criminals and say they allow for contraband to enter a correctional facility, a number of studies have concluded that visitation ...
27, Jan 2015 - Harrison, TX Texas prison bus goes off overpass, lands on train
In a scene straight out of the 1993 Harrison Ford film "The Fugitive," a prisoner transport bus carrying 15 people collided with a train Wednesday morning near Penwell, Texas, killing at least 10 and injuring the others.Reuters reports the Texas prison system bus carrying 12 inmates and three corrections officers was traveling from a correction facility in Abilene to another in El Paso when it ...
27, Jan 2015 - Houston, TX Texas clause limiting veterans' tuition benefits struck down
U.S. District Judge Ewing Werlein Jr. ordered the University of Houston not to exclude the plaintiff, Keith Harris, from benefits under the Texas Hazlewood Act solely because he enlisted in the Army while living outside Texas.
26, Jan 2015 - Harris, TX $1.36 Million Awarded By Trial Judge In Personal Injury Lawsuit by Attorneys with Law Firm McDonald
HOUSTON, Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris County Texas judge has ruled in favor of plaintiff Honorio Barragan, and issued a judgment awarding damages of approximately $1.36 million in a lawsuit filed by Houston based law firm McDonald Worley on behalf of the plaintiff. Don Worley led his firm's team of personal injury attorneys in this case. The lawsuit resulted from injuries the plaintiff ...
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
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
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.
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.
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 - 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 ...
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 ...
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 - 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.