Missouri City residents and elected officials met at the Christ Temple of Deliverance Church on Saturday to participate in a community outreach event in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The Hon. Kyle Carter, judge of the 125th District Court in Harris County has been awarded the 2021 Public Service Award by his alma mater South Texas College of Law Houston for his significant and sustained accomplishments as a district judge, as well as his service outside the courthouse, both to the judiciary and to the community.
Judge Kyle Carter, of the 125th District Court in Harris County, has been awarded the 2021 Public Service Award by his alma mater, South Texas College of Law Houston, for his significant and sustained accomplishments as a district judge, as well as his service outside the courthouse to the judiciary and to the community.
South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) will recognize the Honorable Kyle Carter ’00 — judge of the 125th District Court in Harris County and an STCL Houston alumnus — with its 2021 Public Service Award at its Alumni Association Annual Luncheon Sept. 28 at Hotel ZaZa-Houston Museum District.
story by Michael Ciaglo, Staff Writer Houston Chronicle click here for original articleThe new Harris County officials sworn in New Year’s Day had something in common: They were all Democrats. The swearing-in ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday followed the Democratic Party’s sweep of every countywide office in November’s general election, including closely watched contests against incumbent Republicans for DA and sheriff. The blue wave in a normally purple county where President Barack Obama won by just one-tenth of a percent in 2012 was driven largely by the unpopularity of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who polled just 42 percent in Harris County compared to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 54 percent, according to the county clerk’s official election results. Trump’s unpopularity here … Read More
story by Gary Coronado, Staff Writer Houston Chronicle click here for original articleJudge Kyle Carter, of the 125 District Court, signs the marriage certificate of Ashley Creath and Jacquey Creath, of Houston, a couple for nine years, after being pronounced a married in the Harris County Civil Courthouse Friday, June 26, 2015, in Houston. “Today we are getting married because it is legal throughout the country, we have all the rights of other married couples,” said Ashley. The Supreme Court of the United States on Friday ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide
story by Gabrielle Banks and Rebecca Elliott, Staff Writers Houston Chronicle click here for original articleHarris County Clerk Stan Stanart began issuing same-sex marriage licenses at 3 p.m. Friday following a legal confrontation with the county attorney’s office. Two couples had gotten their licenses at the downtown Harris County Clerk’s Office, while four others were having theirs processed. A judge is expected to perform a ceremony shortly at the Harris County Administration building. At a press conference, Stanart had said he would begin to issue same sex marriage licenses at 3 p.m., even though existing state marriage paperwork labels marriage partners as man and woman. “The attorney general had asked us to wait. And we’ve waited,” Stanart said. I don’t … Read More
story by Jay R. Jordan, Staff Writer Houston Chronicle click here for original articleKINGWOOD — Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan announced on Aug. 18 that a three-year long lawsuit against a major polluter has ended with the firm closing down and agreeing to pay over $3 million in penalties and attorneys’ fees. U. S. Oil Recovery, L.P., its Chief Operating Officer Klaus Genssler and several related entities were found to have operated an illegal hazardous waste processing and oil recycling facility in Pasadena on North Richey Road. In addition to closing the company and paying the penalties, Genssler has agreed to a permanent injunction barring him from serving as an officer or director, or being employed by any business that … Read More
story by Lise Olsen, Staff Writer Houston Chronicle click here for original articleWendy Johnson had stopped to check on her deceased parents’ empty two-bedroom house when she spotted the absurd: A “For Sale” sign on the lawn. Johnson, sole heir of her parents’ former home of 50 years, hadn’t authorized any sale. The next time she visited, the locks had been changed. And a stranger claimed the house was his. He’d paid for it and had the legal papers to prove it. But the deed turned out to be a forgery, the handiwork of a daring group of rogue businessmen and con artists who claimed ownership of more than 70 vacant houses and lots across Houston and allegedly made millions … Read More
story by Staff Writer Houston Chronicle click here for original articlePASADENA — The Harris County Attorney’s Office has won extraordinary legal relief in an environmental enforcement case: the appointment of a receiver to take over the assets of an international businessman Klaus Genssler and several of his companies that have illegally stored thousands of gallons of hazardous and flammable waste in leaking drums, barrels and containers along Vince Bayou in Pasadena. According to a news release from the County Attorney’s Office, Harris County District Judge Kyle Carter appointed the receiver on July 2 after hearing testimony about illegal continuing discharges of wastewater into the bayou, citizen complaints about air nuisances caused by open vessels of wastewater and the lack of … Read More