Archive for the ‘Houston Attorney Rusty Hardin’ Category

Another Celebrity in Trouble – Another case for Rusty Hardin
October 23, 2008

If 2 on the Beat ever (allegedly) breaks the law she will seriously consider hiring high profile Houston Attorney Rusty Hardin.

He gets all of the big cases: Former Houston Astro’s pitcher Roger Clemens, Lakewood Church Co-Pastor Victoria Osteen, and now Houston Rockets point Guard Rafer Alston.

Double Team the Defendent

Double Team the Defendant

Alston, Hardin and Hollingsworth
Alston, Hardin and Hollingsworth

Hardin and his law firm associate Derek Hollingsworth are representing Alston, who is charged with driving while intoxicated.

He  was pulled over last August after a police officer thought he observed Alston driving without his car’s headlights on and making an erractic lane change.

Hardin denies his client was drunk behind the wheel.

Members of the jury will have decide whether they believe the defense or the prosecution’s side of the story.

I don’t know if  Alston will testify during the misdemeanor trial.

In the meantime, this really isn’t the kind of publicity Alston needs, considering that he has a  reputation for being in trouble.

On second thought, I’m going to hope I stay out of trouble so that I never have to call Hardin or Hollingswoth.

I am neigther a celebrity or someone who could afford to pay their legal fees!

High Profile Endorsements
October 2, 2008

Updates with photo and Senator John Cornyn announcement.

Some political experts say endorsements don’t always make a difference on election day, but if  you are the candidate, getting the right endorsement is something to boast about to the voters.

Two area democrats have plenty to brag about as a result of two high profile endorsements.

Endorsement #1

Democratic candidate for Harris County District Attorney C.O. “Brad” Bradford is being endorsed by former Houston Mayor Bob Lanier.


While he was in office, “Mayor Bob”  named Bradford as police chief.

At a fundraiser at  Attorney Rusty Hardin’s house Wednesday night, Lanier told the crowd that he believes Bradford is the best candidate for the job based on his years as a police officer, chief and attorney.

Bradford is running against Republican Pat Lykos.

Endorsement #2:

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Rick Noriega is also getting a high profile political pat on the back today in the Rio Grande Valley.

Former presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton will formally endorse Noriega at an event this Thursday evening  in McAllen, Texas.

Noriega is running against incumbent Republican U.S. Senator John Cornyn.

Today Senator Cornyn’s campaign announced he has picked up the endorsement of  40 leaders along the Texas – Mexico border including the sheriffs of  Zapata and Hudspeth Counties.