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City Jail Standards Leave Loopholes

Posted on · A year ago last April, a 26-year-old welder named Chad Silvis was at his wits' end. His job, his life – they weren't working out. He was sitting on the railing of a bridge connecting Kemah to Seabrook, Texas when police found him, and took him to the Kemah City jail. They charged him with […]

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Oversight of City Jails and J.R. Richard: Tuesday’s Show (June 30, 2015)

Posted on · We all experience peaks and valleys in our lives. Great accomplishments, health scares, personal milestones, economic woes; some years you're up, others you're down. But you'd be hard-pressed to find many Houstonians who have been on a roller coaster ride to match J.R. Richard, a mainstay in the Houston Astros rotation throughout the 1970s, and […]