Harris County Commissioner Gene L. Locke Calls for Jail Reform, Demands Answers and Immediate Action from Sheriff Ron Hickman

Harris County Commissioner Gene L. Locke said today he is stunned to hear about the recent inmate deaths in the Harris County Jail, including four who died since May 2015 following assaults or head trauma. “Any in-custody death is unacceptable, and to hear that four people died while in jail awaiting trial in Harris County…

109 YEAR OLD EMMA PRIMAS GOES TO WASHINGTON

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee invites Emma Primas to meet President Barack Obama Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement after hosting 109 year old Emma Primas in Washington, DC today during today’s Easter Prayer Breakfast at the : Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement after hosting…

“Campus Carry” & “Open Carry” Bills

AUSTIN – Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston), Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on State Affairs, released the following statement today regarding the Committee’s hearing on SB 11 and SB 17, the so-called “campus carry” and “open carry” bills: “There are an endless number of more pressing challenges facing this legislature, from investing in and improving…

HCDE inducts Adult Learners into National Adult Education Honor Society

HOUSTON – The Harris County Department of Education (HCDE), under the administration of Superintendant James Colbert, Jr., recently inducted 26 adult learners into the National Adult Education Honor Society. The service was held in the HCDE’s Conference Center located at 6300 Irvington, 77022.   Educators, family members and friends of the honorees were all smiles…

Protestors will be Prosecuted

By: DeWayne Charleston As thousands of peaceful protestors converged on cities across America demanding criminal justice and grand jury reforms, protestors in Houston converged on the Galleria area. Several hundred local protestors entered the Houston mall two weeks ago, and by all accounts staged peaceful demonstrations as part of the nationwide call to action. However…