A grievance committee with the State Bar of Texas ruled this week that former Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood committed professional misconduct about two years ago when he threatened two defense attorneys in a judge’s chambers during a murder trial. LaHood was placed on probation with the state bar for a year and ordered

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by Jim Schutze The Dallas Morning News on its editorial page last week repeated again a flagrant and malicious lie about Dallas City Council member and mayoral candidate Scott Griggs. The lie is a window on how the old-guard leadership in the city really operates and the depths to which it is willing to sink to

by Johnie Belle Reagan Lone Star Equipment, of Henderson, which sued the city for not covering all the costs of the 1,950-foot asphalt road, from U.S. 79 to Sanderson Farms for around $800k for non payment won in Anderson County District Court today. Evidently someone signed a contract with Lone Star in 2014 to build

Mayella Yells

“That her face, at first just ghostly, Turned a whiter shade of pale” by Johnie Belle Reagan In 2011 Rick Perry passed and signed a new law referred to as the Anti-Slapp. CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE TITLE 2. TRIAL, JUDGMENT, AND APPEAL SUBTITLE B. TRIAL MATTERS CHAPTER 27.  ACTIONS INVOLVING THE EXERCISE OF CERTAIN

by Kevin Diaz For Nayda Alvarez, the U.S.-Mexico border is not a political slogan or a line of demarcation. It’s her back yard. With the federal government threatening to construct “border security tactical infrastructure” across her one-acre lot in La Rosita, along the Rio Grande, she is looking at the end of a way of

Billie, Henry and Lyndon

1985 AUSTIN, Texas — A government official who died 24 years ago was a victim of murder, not suicide, a state judge has ruled in a case sparked by allegations former President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered the killing. Tuesday’s ruling by District Judge Peter Lowry changed the official cause of death on the death certificate of

The Exonerated Strike Back

Part of the horror of what happened to Suzanne Wooten is the realization that if the justice system failed so miserably for her, it could happen to anyone. by Lady Justice On March 4, 2008, Suzanne Wooten, defeated Judge Charles Sandoval in the Republican primary election for the 380th District Court Judge in Collin County,

Accusations over State Voter Investigation

On the third and final day of a federal court hearing, attorneys for the state of Texas and civil rights groups continued to point fingers Monday over a state investigation into the citizenship status of tens of thousands of registered voters. The case has focused on the investigation’s potential to harm legally registered voters, particularly

For a Quarter of a Century the Tiqua Tribe out of the El Paso Texas area has battled the state of Texas over a casino. The tribe was granted federal recognition in 1987, along with the Alabama-Coushatta, also of Texas. But the act that granted these two tribes sovereign land did so under the provision that

An ongoing dispute between the Lubbock County Medical Examiner and a recently-installed county commissioner has resulted in a criminal complaint. Lubbock County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Sam Andrews has made criminal allegations against a Lubbock County commissioner. Precinct 2 County Commissioner Jason Corley, who took office in January, said he received notice of the complaint