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Houston prosecutors using tough tactics on Occupy protestors

As Houston readers are aware, the recent Occupy protests across the country have resulted in a range of reactions from police and local prosecutors. Compared to some cities, the protests in Houston have been somewhat calm. But now Houston authorities are using more aggressive legal tactics against a number of activists. Police have now arrested seven protestors on the criminal charge of using or possessing a criminal instrument. The "criminal instrument" in question is a PVC pipe used by activists to bind themselves together as police attempt an arrest.

Texas man charged with theft of $2,500 in cell phones and pagers

A Texas man is being held in a correctional facility in Pennsylvania after the alleged theft of a number of cell phones and pagers. Police arrested the man for the property crimes on Thanksgiving Day. His bail has been set at $25,000.The 26-year-old man had reportedly arrived on a flight into Pennsylvania late on Nov. 23. He was on his way to an Econo Lodge, where he intended to stay while he worked for a gas company in the area. However, police claim that, as the man waited at the airport, he allegedly stole seven cell phones and 11 pagers from the offices of a local taxi company.

Federal fraud charges pending for Texas school superintendent

A former El Paso, Texas, school superintendent is reportedly awaiting trial on federal fraud and theft charges. He has pleaded not guilty to two counts of conspiracy, one count of mail fraud and one count of theft of federal funds. Having since resigned from his post, the former superintendent was arrested in August and subsequently released on $50,000 bail.

Drunk driving related charge heads to Texas civil court

Texans who have to deal with drunk driving related charges should have a firm understanding of all the related legal issues. First, a drunk driving related offense can and often does carry serious consequences, which means those facing such charges, in order to receive the best protection, should be aware of all the relevant facts concerning this area of criminal law. One aspect of being charged with such crimes is that sometimes individuals who may have been injured in a drunk driving related accident are eager to see those suspected of drunk driving punished.

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