Archive | November, 2010

Prosecutors and police square off in Beaumont officer’s trial

November 30, 2010

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The official oppression trial of Beaumont police officer Jason Cody Guedy began with strong opening statements from Jefferson County Assistant Criminal District Attorney Ed Shettle and defense attorney Mitch Adams and testimony about high-crime areas in the city.

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Official oppression trial of second Beaumont officer begins

November 29, 2010

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Three men and three women — all of them white except one black man and one black woman — will begin hearing testimony Tuesday morning in the official oppression trial of Beaumont police officer James Cody Guedry.

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Houston turns out for redistricting hearing

November 21, 2010

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Redistricting may seem a dry subject in high school civics class, but a large and passionate group of Houston-area folks turned out for a hearing Saturday morning to discuss just that.

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Parker discusses governor’s race, immigration at Rice talk

November 12, 2010

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Houston Mayor Annise Parker said Friday she uncomfortably found herself becoming part of the recent Texas gubernatorial race in which Republican incumbent Rick Perry handily defeated her predecessor, Democrat Bill White.

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TCEQ chairman defends state agency’s fight with EPA

November 4, 2010

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The chair of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Thursday defended the state agency’s position in its battle with the federal Environmental Protection Agency over the use of “flexible permits” for industrial facilities.

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Southeast Texans participate in Environmental Town Hall

November 2, 2010

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A state representative, joking that his remarks could put him in imminent harm from his colleagues, said Monday he expects the mission of the Texas Commisson on Environmental Quality will remain primarily focused on protecting economic interests more than the environment after next year’s legislative session.

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Lawyers for Enron’s Skilling, government argue in appeal

November 1, 2010

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Attorneys for former Enron President Jeffrey Skilling and the government argued today over whether a U.S. Supreme Court decision that the government used an invalid legal theory during his 2006 trial means that he should be retried on all 19 counts for which he was convicted.

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