Showing posts from December, 2017

The 2018 Finalized Election Field

As many of you know, the filing deadline for candidates running for office in the 2018 Election ended at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 11th. Without commentary from me (at this point),  below is the finalized field of candidates running for Harris County judgeships.  It is complete to the best of my knowledge, after looking at the Harris County Democrat and Republican websites, the Secretary of State's website, and running it by candidates on both sides.  If I inadvertently left anyone off, it is unintentional and I'll fix it if you let me know.  Also, if you are missing a link to your campaign website, let me know and I'll add it. The 180th District Court REP:   Catherine Evans  (I)          DEM:   DaSean Jones 182nd Distrct Court REP:    Jesse McClure                   DEM:   Danilo "Danny" Lacayo 183rd District Court REP:   Vanessa Velasquez  (I)      DEM:  Chuck Silverman 184th District Court REP:    Renee Magee   vs. Antonio Benavides       

A Couple of Blog Awards

I was very pleasantly surprised over the past couple of weeks to be notified that Life at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center  had won a couple of legal blog awards. The American Bar Association Journal  named the blog as a Top 100 Legal Blog at the end of November with this write up. And, as if that wasn't enough of a huge honor, it was followed up with an award from Feedspot  as a Top 60 Criminal Justice Blog . I'm not real sure how I got nominated or who is actually voting on these awards, but I'm extremely honored and grateful for the awards.  It's easy to write when you are surrounded by interesting things happening all around you.  Under normal circumstances, the Harris County Criminal Justice System is an fascinating place to be.  In the post-Harvey World, it has been taken to a whole new level.   I started this thing back in 2008 with the expectation that it would probably last a couple of weeks and then I'd be so embarrassed about

Vice News Appearance

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Vice News on HBO about Life in the Harris County Criminal Justice world in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  If you missed the segment when it aired, you can catch it by clicking here . They also added a little bit of bonus content on their website that wasn't included in the original.