The founder of a Houston record label pleaded guilty last week to charges of cocaine distribution and money laundering. Prosecutors alleged that Estell "Hump" Hobbs was part of a nationwide drug distribution network that had ties to Mexican cartels.
A Texas man is facing charges of intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault after he allegedly crashed his car into an apartment complex, killing one young child and injuring another.
A 58-year-old man was caught taking pictures on his cell phone of a young girl at a local Wal-Mart by the girl's mother. She alerted a store employee who then called 911. Once police arrived, they were able to identify the photog as a convicted sex offender, according to the Harris County Sheriff's office. He was arrested on charges of improper photography, likely a violation of the terms of his probation.
Overcrowding at Houston jails may mean that those arrested for public intoxication may no longer be sent to jail at the end of 2012. Instead, the Star of Hope's new sobering center in downtown Houston will play host to drunken individuals until they sober up.
'Medically recommended intensive supervision,' is being advised for more and more Texas inmates who, due to serious medical ailments, have become a substantial cost for the prison system. The program is essentially an early release program for sick inmates.