A case of emergency response gone wrong.
Articles by Rich Malley
Sep 21, 2016 — By Rich Malley
Using fake money has its consequences.
Aug 24, 2016 — By Rich Malley
A twist on the Aggie War Hymn.
Aug 4, 2016 — By Rich Malley
Beefing up security.
May 26, 2016 — By Rich Malley
The Blackland Prairie becomes an unfortunate dumping ground.
Feb 24, 2016 — By Rich Malley
A case of carrots and the customs checkpoint in Pharr.
Oct 21, 2015 — By Rich Malley
How College Station became the "most exciting" city in Texas.
Sep 17, 2015 — By Rich Malley
A curious case of courthouse nuptials.
Aug 19, 2015 — By Rich Malley
Jul 23, 2015 — By Rich Malley
The dangerous masterminds behind a lemonade stand.
Jun 11, 2015 — By Rich Malley
District judge Carter Tinsley Schildknecht, of Dawson County, was reprimanded by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct for, among other offenses, holding a fifteen-hour court session that ran until four in the morning, during which she allowed no formal meal or bathroom breaks. …
May 7, 2015 — By Rich Malley
A newly installed nacho-cheese-melting machine at Round Rock’s Dell Diamond burst into flames the night before opening day. Though no one was injured in the conflagration, it did $200,000 worth of damage to the stadium’s eatery, the Nolan Ryan Fireball Express Grill. …
Apr 13, 2015 — By Rich Malley
The Fort Bend County sheriff’s office issued a press release on its website seeking help in locating hundreds of people whose credit cards and driver’s licenses were sitting in the lost-and-found of a local movie theater. The press release, which pointed out that the theater’s carelessness put owners of the missing items at high risk for…
Feb 12, 2015 — By Rich Malley
Congratulations to new ag commission Sid Miller.
Jan 9, 2015 — By Rich Malley
After DWI charges against Justice Nora Longoria, of the Thirteenth Court of Appeals, were dismissed, outraged Hidalgo County Republicans pointed out that Longoria and the district attorney and district court judge who decided to let her off are all Democrats—and a police dash-cam video that showed her bombing her field sobriety test went viral.
Dec 5, 2014 — By Rich Malley
The Grapevine City Council approved spending $60,000 in public funds to erect a four-and-a-half-foot unicorn statue on the roof of the city’s convention and visitors bureau building. …
Nov 12, 2014 — By Rich Malley
An El Paso spokesperson said the city will spend nearly $7,000 to reconfigure its city council chambers so that Ann Morgan Lilly will no longer have to sit next to fellow council member Lily Limón, who, Lilly claims, distracts her by making frequent sotto voce comments throughout council meetings. …
Oct 15, 2014 — By Rich Malley
Advocacy groups revealed that at least ten Texas school districts received surplus material from the U.S. Department of Defense, including armored vehicles, tactical vests, assault rifles, and several thousand rounds of ammunition.
Jul 10, 2014 — By Rich Malley
The five members of the Dallas County Commissioners’ Court unanimously voted for a resolution commemorating Juneteenth without realizing that it also endorsed reparations for slavery. Aside from Commissioner John Wiley Price, who put forth the resolution, none of the other commissioners had bothered to find out what was in the…
Jun 10, 2014 — By Rich Malley
The City of Austin Water Utility revealed that it is considering imposing a “drought fee” to help it make up for millions of dollars in lost revenue. The shortfall was caused, apparently, by customers’ heeding the utility’s demands to conserve water.
May 19, 2014 — By Rich Malley
After League City attorney Calvin C. Jackson and the State Bar settled allegations that he had forged lawyers’ signatures in a civil case, Jackson decided that he wanted all references to the case removed from the Internet. To the surprise of many legal observers and pretty much anyone who has ever used a computer, San…
Mar 7, 2014 — By Rich Malley
Bum Steer of the Month
Feb 12, 2014 — By Rich Malley
Congratulations, five arrestees from Hidalgo County, you're the Bum Steer of the Month.