Posted on · Terran Green is being charged with four counts of attempted capital murder after allegedly wounding multiple police officers last week.
Posted on · On Friday's show: Lyle Lovett talks about his music ahead of his concert Saturday at the Hobby Center.
Posted on · Jordan Constantine Balderas, 17, is accused of shooting three fellow teenagers and a 12-year-old from the backyard of his Cypress home while the victims were walking home from nearby schools.
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 · Local leaders have blamed the bail bond industry for setting rates too low, allowing people accused of violent offenses to easily get out of jail and reoffend.
Posted on · The bail bond industry says the measure amounts to illegal price fixing.
Posted on · The Damon Allen Act bars a person from being released on a no-cash bond if charged with certain crimes.
Posted on · The judges, who should be in place by the end of August, will work on some of the most intractable cases in the county's criminal court backlog.
Posted on · House Bill 20 would have made it harder for arrestees to get out of jail without cash and limited charitable bail funds’ ability to post bond for people. Gov. Greg Abbott said bail legislation will be included in a special session.
Posted on · Senate Bill 21 would require cash bail for people who have ever been convicted of a violent crime.
Posted on · County officials, researchers and victim advocates are concerned with an increase in violent crimes committed by defendants out on bond.
Posted on · Federal Judge Lee H. Rosenthal held a final hearing on the settlement Monday. She will make a final ruling at a later date.
Posted on · Galveston County, like Harris and Dallas, was sued for bail practices that lawyers and judges have said discriminate against poor criminal defendants.
Posted on · Judge Lee Rosenthal, of the Southern District of Texas, has rejected objections to the settlement, which only covers misdemeanor cases.
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