Secret tribunal bill, aka runaway grand jury bill, goes down

As I noted here, SB834 by Estes would have protected and even increased the possibility of runaway grand juries, such as the one in Judge Susan Brown’s 185th District Court. Fortunately, the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee killed it by leaving it pending in committee. The only chance it has now of being revived is […]

Former District Attorney Pat Lykos exonerated yet again

The good ol’ boys club that wants the Harris County District Attorney’s office to go back to the good old days of injustice for all (but them and their friends) had another bad day yesterday. After a year of harassing former DA Pat Lykos with a THIRD grand jury, once again the verdict is – […]

Harris County DA race: Domestic Violence

As I’ve noted before, this race is too lopsided to even call a race. Mike Anderson will win hands down, easily, not break a sweat, etc., because he is clearly the most qualified candidate. But since it is on the ballot, he might as well pile on. I just received this press release from his […]

Harris County DA Race: Republicans should re-elect Pat Lykos

It is time to make a choice. Early voting starts Monday, here are the locations and times.  If you have not made up your mind about the Harris County District Attorney, perhaps I can help. I’m voting for Judge Pat Lykos and here is why. Justice. First and foremost, that is the word that pushed, […]

Harris County DA debate recap: Pat Lykos v Mike Anderson

Have you ever had an idea for something and then pulled it off exactly as planned? You know that feeling you get when that happens? That is how I feel about the Harris County District Attorney’s debate that was held at the King Street Patriots’ headquarters last night. If you missed it, well, you missed […]

Clear Lake Area Republicans host candidate forums Thursday

If you are a Republican in Harris County, you need to mark your calendars and be on hand this Thursday for three candidate forums to be held by the Clear Lake Area Republicans. The Clear Lake Area Republicans are hosting a candidate forum for the Republican primary races for the Harris County District Attorney, Tax […]

Harris County DA race: ADA retention – UPDATED

In case you haven’t heard, the Harris County District Attorney, Pat Lykos, is being challenged in the Republican primary by Mike Anderson. One of Mr. Anderson’s claims is that the DA’s office is losing Assistant District Attorneys at an alarming rate. A second part of the same claim is that the losses represent a loss […]

Harris County DA race: Mike Anderson receives HPOU endorsement

No surprise here: For Immediate Release:                          Contact:  Allen Blakemore Tuesday, February 14, 2012                 713-526-3399  Anderson gains HPOU endorsement and releases video  Houston – Mike Anderson, conservative Republican candidate for Harris County District Attorney, announced that he has gained the endorsement of the Houston Police Officers’ Union. “I am particularly pleased to announce this endorsement.  The HPOU […]

Harris County DA Pat Lykos and that cursory internet search

Politics. Sweet politics. Fun stuff when things are going your way, not so much when they aren’t. And this morning at 5 am as I viewed Ted Oberg’s latest missive against Harris County District Attorney Pat Lykos, I wasn’t having fun. In fact, in that moment, I was pretty certain that I’d screwed up and […]

Pat Lykos, Mike Anderson debate, campaign finance

In case you missed it last night on Houston PBS’ Red, White, and Blue, the two candidates for Harris County District Attorney made a joint appearance. And while it wasn’t officially a “debate”, it was as good as one and better than most. If you are interested in this race, I encourage you to watch […]