Do Texans really want more runaway Grand Juries?

Sen. Craig Estes (R-30) apparently does. Scott Henson over at GritsforBreakfast has the story: Cynics have long maintained that prosecutors could get the typical grand jury to indict a ham sandwich, implying they’re essentially in the pocket of the District Attorney and unlikely to supply a legitimate barrier to wrongful indictments. But if SB 834 by state Sen. […]

Harris County DA race: Mike Anderson – Justice? You mean “just us”, right?

I have to admit that when I first saw Felicia Cravens’ complaint against Judge Mike Anderson, I was half, oh well, and half, hey, that is Judge Denise Bradley’s courtroom, I need to warn her. I mean, I’ve seen this stuff so often through the years that I’ve come to accept it. Yeah, I know […]

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 […]

Harris County DA race, runaway grand jury, pioneer woman

A few links for the weekend about the Harris County DA race. First, Charles Kuffner did post his interview with Republican primary challenger, Mike Anderson. Mike continued to make the charge that the DIVERT program and the DA’s “crack pipe trace evidence” policy are illegal. He even stated that the DIVERT program has been ruled […]

Harris County DA Pat Lykos to Rangers: Come on in and sit a spell!

As reported this past Friday, Harris County DA Pat Lykos has invited the Texas Rangers to come down and do a real investigation surrounding the activities of her office and the runaway grand jury from the 185th District Court. This morning, she notified her staff:     From: Salazar, Angela On Behalf Of Lykos, Patricia […]

Harris County DA race: Jolly talks to Johnny

That would be John B. Holmes, Jr. and he was a delight to chat with. We talked for about a half hour and the reports about him are true – you ask him a question, he gives you an answer. And I have to say this for the record: it was great talking to someone […]

Harris County DA Investigator Don McWilliams goes on the record

Once again we return to the charges from the 185th Grand Jury and media reports that Harris County DA Pat Lykos initiated an “investigation” of said grand jury. The central figure in these allegations is the Harris County DA’s Chief Investigator Don McWilliams. I caught up with him this afternoon and he provided the following […]

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 […]

Harris County DA Lykos stands up to runaway grand jury

Finally, an elected official shows some backbone and stands up to a juvenile attempt to muck rake. As a former not so much fan of Harris County DA Lykos, I can say that she’s growing on me. If you’ve paid any attention to the news, you know she’s taken on some tough issues, issues that […]

Runaway Harris County Grand Jury or electoral conspiracy?

In the off chance that you haven’t been following the goings on down at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center and a runaway grand jury, it remains a freaking mess. And it is getting messier every day, with more and more political operatives and media becoming involved. The original intent of the grand jury was […]