In another fight over local control this session, state Rep. Charlie Geren (R-Fort Worth), one of the more powerful lawmakers in the House, is pushing a bill that would erode the ability of cities and counties to collect civil penalties from polluters.
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A Harris County attorney is waging a one-woman war against the way Texas uses hundreds of court fees it collects from people in the criminal justice system.
Same-sex couples in Fort Worth may have to go to Dallas to get licenses if a judge lifts his stay of a ruling striking down Texas’ same-sex marriage bans.
Greg Abbott’s successful efforts to shut down a voter registration campaign in Harris County is an offense against democracy.
In a city littered with Superfund sites, the San Jacinto River Waste Pits have become a signature environmental justice issue in Houston.
More than a quarter of the Texas women murdered by their partners die in Harris County. But Lloyd Oliver, who won the Democratic nomination for DA in 2012 and is running again, wants to shrink the division to pursue “serious” criminals.
Yet another Justice Department study says the Harris County Jail has a sexual abuse problem. Can Sheriff Garcia fix the problem without admitting it exists?
Harris County family court judge Denise Pratt has been plagued by scandal, bad press and even official reprimands. Come March 4th, will it matter?
Want treatment for mental illness in Houston? Go to jail.
As head of Texans Together, Fred Lewis helps poor and minority Texans gain a say in state government.