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Groups awaiting latest decision regarding the long-contested voter photo ID law

Tricia Erickson Mar. 16, 2017, 8:50am

AUSTIN – Groups and individuals suing the state recently presented evidence in a hearing to determine whether or not the voting ID law, also known as SB 14, was enacted in 2011 with discriminatory intent.

'There are no wrongful births.'

The SE Texas Record Mar. 6, 2017, 5:39pm

When does an infant in the womb become a potential burden?

Let's keep Texas exceptional!

The SE Texas Record Feb. 21, 2017, 11:53am

When he succeeded Rick Perry as governor, Greg Abbott promised to perpetuate his positive policies of “lower taxes, less regulation, and more job creation.” “Texas will continue to be a pro-business state because of legislative reforms,” he said at the time, at a meeting with Texas congressional leaders from the Greater Houston area.

Barratry charge surfaces in Hidalgo County, hail lawyer accused of using contractors to secure agreement

David Yates Feb. 10, 2017, 1:32pm

HIDALGO COUNTY – A Mission physician recently hit an area lawyer with a barratry lawsuit, accusing the hail attorney of obtaining a contingency fee agreement through soliciting contractors – contractors who allegedly left the doctor’s commercial property in shambles once the money ran dry.

Best Lawyers names Chip Ferguson ‘Lawyer of the Year’

David Yates Jan. 26, 2017, 12:00pm

BEAUMONT – Attorney Paul ‘Chip’ Ferguson has been named “Lawyer of the Year” in Plaintiffs’ Product Liability Law by Best Lawyers.

Racial Quotas at the Texas Bar Are Illegal and Unwise

Mark Pulliam Dec. 29, 2016, 11:51am

No white males need apply for an opening on the state bar’s board. Those seats are reserved for minorities.

Tyler attorneys offer free injury claim self-help book

Mike Helenthal Nov. 9, 2016, 11:36am

TYLER – Two local attorneys say they have received significant responses to their offer of a free book they wrote and published last year called “Tips for Handling Your Own Minor Injury Claim.”

Appeal possible against injunction barring transgender students from using bathroom of preference

Dawn Geske Nov. 8, 2016, 11:37am

AUSTIN – A national injunction put in place in August prohibiting transgender students from using the bathroom that they identify likely will be appealed.

Texas AG challenges sex change procedure rule change

Mike Helenthal Sep. 16, 2016, 9:10am

WICHITA FALLS -- The state of Texas has filed a federal complaint on behalf of religiously affiliated healthcare providers and four states regarding a rule change in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that forces them to offer specific services to patients seeking sex change procedures.

Competing attorneys trade claims of unethical conduct in barratry statute battle

Carrie Salls Aug. 19, 2016, 9:03am

HOUSTON – Two Texas brothers, the subject of a lawsuit alleging violations of the state’s criminal barratry statute, claim the plaintiffs have ties to a competitor who directed them to make phone calls in an effort to secretly record alleged violations.

Texas voter ID changes address minorities' access issues

Carrie Salls Aug. 16, 2016, 10:34am

AUSTIN – A federal district court entered an order to ease Texas’s strict photo identification law and allow voters without ID to cast a regular ballot this November.

State of Texas challenges Equal Opportunity Employment Commission's enforcement guidance

Deana Carpenter Aug. 16, 2016, 10:33am

AUSTIN -- The state of Texas has filed an appeal against the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC), its chair, Jenny Yang, and United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The appeal was filed in the United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit on June 27.