Posted on · On Friday's show: Lyle Lovett talks about his music ahead of his concert Saturday at the Hobby Center.
Posted on · The report examines the impact of the O'Donnell consent decree, which went into effect in Harris County more than three years ago.
Posted on · GOP leaders say stricter policies are needed to curb rising crime rates.
Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Researchers at UTMB are expanding a unique study about the mental health effects of COVID-19 on a generation of youth.
Posted on · A 2019 lawsuit alleges Harris County's "wealth-based felony pretrial detention system" fails to provide "clear and convincing evidence" to justify the pretrial detention of low-income defendants.
Posted on · Republicans, along with Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, claim that lenient bail practices by judges have contributed to a spike in crime in the Houston area. Observers say their messaging has impacted the behavior of the judiciary and could impact election outcomes as well.
Posted on · On Wednesday's show: We learn why two GOP members of Harris County Commissioners Court boycotted a vote on the county budget. Then, we discuss the latest developments in politics. And new research examines whether Harris County's bail reform measures are working.
Posted on · On Thursday's show: We learn why a measure that would have set a minimum down payment recquired in order to bond out of jail on certain offenses failed to pass, we discuss where the infrastructre stands for electric vehicles in Houston, and we learn about a new exhibit on the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Posted on · On Friday's show: An update on bail reform, accessibility for the disabled at the rodeo, and how the world depends on Vladimir Putin economically.
Posted on · Despite concerns about violent crime, low-level offenses – including repeat offenses – are down compared to six years ago.
Posted on · The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that district court judges have sovereign immunity from the sort of suits that led to the consent decree that ended the O’Donnell v. Harris County lawsuit.
Posted on · Senate Joint Resolution 1 calls for an amendment to allow judges to deny bail to people charged with certain violent, sexual, or trafficking crimes.
Posted on · The Damon Allen Act bars a person from being released on a no-cash bond if charged with certain crimes.
Posted on · Supporters argue Senate Bill 6 is necessary to stem a rise in violent crime, while opponents argue it violates constitutional presumption of innocence.
Posted on · Melanie Infinger blames misdemeanor bail reform for her daughter's murder, because the alleged killer was out on a cashless bond at the time of the woman's death.