Criminal justice

The Brief: November 5, 2009

Recommendation: Do not get swine flu. Tracking the vaccine is getting to be like figuring out what happened to all the TARP money.

Full Story 
Texas Governor's Office

And the Winner is...

Gov. Rick Perry today appointed state appellate court justice Eva Guzman to the Texas Supreme Court.

Full Story 
Ross Ramsey

Too busy for a review

Just days before it was set to review a case in which the state has been accused of executing an innocent man, Gov. Rick Perry replaced the chairman and two other members of an independent state forensics panel.

Full Story 

Help Wanted

More than two-dozen people have asked Gov. Rick Perry to appoint them to replace former Texas Supreme Court Justice Scott Brister, who resigned recently to return to private practice.

Full Story 
Ross Ramsey

State technology chief resigns

The executive director of the state's data and information technology agency stepped down last month. Brian Rawson, who spent the last three years overseeing the state's data consolidation and telecommunications efforts for the Department of Information Resources, will run "statewide data initiatives" for the Texas Education Agency.

Full Story 

Third time's the charm?

El Paso District Judge Bill Moody said Monday that he plans to make a third run for the Texas Supreme Court.

Full Story