A lifelong Kingwood neighborhood volunteer and her husband are facing criminal charges after they signed up for a Harris County volunteer program authorizing them to remove illegally placed signs, then were instead accused by police of stealing them.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Smith has been convicted of kicking cops on multiple occasions and has served long stints in jail for the crime. But in the wake of another high-profile insanity plea, he’s using the technical gambit in an effort to skate on the latest times he’s given officers the boot. Westword has the story.
It wasn’t until the next morning, well after the crash, that Bertha Lazcano’s family found out what happened to their mother and wife.
The 58-year-old mother of four and grandmother of two was driving home on U.S. 290 the evening of September 11 when the truck in the lane next to her hit a construction barrier. The pickup went airborne and landed on top of Lazcano’s Toyota RAV4, killing her instantly.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Bowlen was involved in a domestic-violence episode fueled by alcohol and whippets — nitrous-oxide canisters that few people over the age of fourteen use. A jury convicted him, but the team’s high-priced attorney is trying to get the whole thing tossed based on a tiny technicality. Westword has the story.
Ain’t nobody got time to handle emergency phone calls in which some people could possibly die — or at least that’s the opinion of one 911 operator who is now facing criminal charges for hanging up on thousands of panicking callers.
Crenshanda Williams has been charged with interference with an emergency phone call after an investigation by police and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office Public Integrity Unit revealed Williams was consistently blowing off callers from October 2015 through March 2016. Williams’s superiors started to grow suspicious after noticing that Williams had logged an unusual number of calls lasting shorter than 20 seconds (superiors are notified any time that happens, according to court records). Here’s what she actually tells people.
Let’s get this over with: The photo above is real, the man is alive, and his name is Carlos Rodriguez. He is 31 years old and goes by the nickname “Half Head,” and the reason is obvious. Half Head lives in Miami and got into a car accident when he was high some years ago. This forced doctors to remove part of his brain and then fuse his skull back together.
So, without a full brain, Half Head seems to have issues with impulse control and can’t keep himself out of trouble. Today he’s back in jail.