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Appeals court to hear Pasadena voting rights case

The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to hear expedited arguments in the voting rights lawsuit that found Pasadena's City Council elections restructuring discriminated against Latino voters. The court will consider Feb. 1 whether to temporarily halt a federal judge's order that undid the city's recent election system and called for Federal oversight in upcoming [...]

By |2017-10-10T15:11:53+00:00January 31st, 2017|General Legal News, Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on Appeals court to hear Pasadena voting rights case

Federal trial over Pasadena voting rights begins

A lawsuit has drawn national attention to Pasadena, Harris County's second-largest city. Redistricting issues, including closed-door meetings over restructuring, are under scrutiny based on allegations that the city's system of elected government discriminates against Latinos. Redistricting has raised contentious debate in Pasadena for several years.  In 2013, the city voted to change how it elects city [...]

By |2017-10-10T15:11:54+00:00November 22nd, 2016|General Legal News, Houston News, Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on Federal trial over Pasadena voting rights begins

La Porte High School fight goes viral, leads to charges

Negative history between some students caused a brawl to break out in a La Porte High School hallway while class was in session. In the video, taken Oct. 25,  three students argue, which escalates into a violent brawl involving five students. The physical altercation goes on for about 45 seconds before an adult interferes and breaks [...]

By |2017-10-10T15:11:54+00:00November 1st, 2016|General Legal News|Comments Off on La Porte High School fight goes viral, leads to charges

La Porte police departments report increase in fraud

According to La Porte police Sgt. John Krueger, increase in fraud has occurred in "relative accordance with other crimes and the general rise in population." Fraud is a deceptive act or series of actions which aim to take an individual's money, property or anything else of value. Krueger emphasizes that fraud can be cloaked in a [...]

By |2017-10-10T15:11:56+00:00October 25th, 2016|General Legal News|Comments Off on La Porte police departments report increase in fraud

Deer Park officer accused in public intoxication assault

A Deer Park, Texas, officer is accused of assaulting a man who had been arrested for public intoxication on May 24. Charles Alston has been charged with misdemeanor assault after he allegedly punched Tobias Martinez, who had been arrested for public intoxication. Paramedics noted redness and swelling on Martinez's face but noted he did not [...]

By |2017-10-10T15:11:57+00:00June 28th, 2016|General Legal News, Public Intoxication|Comments Off on Deer Park officer accused in public intoxication assault

La Porte woman accused of disseminating nude photos

A La Porte, Texas woman is accused of disseminating nude photographs of her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend. Allegedly she sent the photos to many of the people on the contact list of the new girlfriend's phone. Kaitlyn Elizabeth Wriggle, who is 23 years old, is accused of improper photography as she allegedly sent photos of the [...]

By |2017-10-10T15:11:58+00:00May 3rd, 2016|General Legal News|Comments Off on La Porte woman accused of disseminating nude photos

Man kills eight in Houston

A woman previously dated the man who is accused of shooting her as well as her husband and their six children. Before she was shot, she texted her mother to let her know that she was being held at gunpoint. Authorities had been alerted to problems in the home by the victim, Valerie Jackson's, mother. David [...]

By |2017-10-10T15:12:01+00:00August 11th, 2015|Criminal Defense, General Legal News, Houston News, Shooting|Comments Off on Man kills eight in Houston

Man finds body in Southeast Houston

A man found a body covered in trash in a vacant field. Houston police are searching for clues as to how the body ended up next to a liquor store on Scott Street near Mainer Street. Police say that the man found the body while picking up trash on the property as he saw a [...]

By |2015-07-28T13:23:27+00:00July 28th, 2015|General Legal News, Houston News|Comments Off on Man finds body in Southeast Houston

Man sues funeral home after wife’s coffin resurfaces

Richard Lee received a call from a deacon at Mt. Olive Baptist Church as Houston recoiled from devastating floods; he was calling to tell Lee that the casket of his late wife, who died in 2007, resurfaced during the floods. Her coffin had somehow been unearthed and floated about 100 yards away, but Lee said [...]

By |2017-10-10T15:12:02+00:00June 2nd, 2015|General Legal News, Houston News|Comments Off on Man sues funeral home after wife’s coffin resurfaces

12 Houston-area Men Charged with Soliciting Minors Online

Police took a dozen Houston-area suspects into custody last week as part of an online sting operation, Khou.com reports. The suspects were arrested by the Houston Police Department and the Harris County Pct. 4 Constable's Office. Those charged are Javier Romero (27), Cecil Cardona (46), Rigoberto Rojas (20), Adrian Rodriguez (26), Wener Sanchez (34), Jeffrey [...]

By |2017-10-10T15:12:04+00:00March 31st, 2015|General Legal News, Houston News|Comments Off on 12 Houston-area Men Charged with Soliciting Minors Online