Patrick Michels

Patrick Michels
Patrick Michels, a former Observer staff writer, is a reporter at the Center for Investigative Reporting.

By Patrick Michels:

Human Rights

Out of Reach

Forgotten by East Texas courts, a woman is left in the care of a husband her family says is abusive.

Forgotten by East Texas courts, a woman is left in the care of a husband her family says is abusive. Read More

Brown County, Money
Criminal Justice

Making Crime Pay and Pay and Pay…

In Texas, paying for cops, courts and prosecutors with fees from defendants has become more and more popular. But what happens when the drive to do justice on the cheap collides with a rogue prosecutor?

In Texas, funding courts with defendants' fees has become commonplace. But what happens when this system collides with a rogue prosecutor? Read More

Prince Uchechi Nwakanma
News, Political Intelligence, The Issue

Legal Loophole May Have Helped Houston Attorney Allegedly Defraud Immigrants

Prince Ucheche Nwakanma has been the subject of lawsuits, and an investigation by Univision, claiming he defrauded clients at his immigration law practice.

Prince Ucheche Nwakanma has been the subject of lawsuits, and an investigation by Univision, claiming he defrauded clients at his immigration law practice. Read More

Houston author and activist Tony Diaz speaks against the textbook "Mexican American Heritage" at a press conference at the Texas Education Agency.
Education

Scholars Find 400 New Errors in ‘Racist’ Textbook Revamp (Updated)

Rallying scholars say the revised Mexican-American studies textbook, which describes Mexican Americans as dangerous and lazy, also introduces hundreds of new errors.

Scholars say the revised Mexican-American studies textbook, which describes Mexican Americans as dangerous and lazy, also introduces hundreds of new errors. Read More

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