Posted on · A proposal by Harris County District Clerk Marilyn Burgess questioned the legality of including some organizations on a list of beneficiaries for jury pay donations. A subsequent review found there was no issue.
Posted on · Harris County’s juror response rate from 2018 to 2020 was around 20%, according to a report from the Harris County Commissioners Court Analyst’s Office.
Posted on · Episode: 2811 Jury Duty: deciding the size of the jury pool. Today, jury duty.
Posted on · The words of one speaker at "Jury Appreciation Week" led to a murder mistrial. In video obtained by Houston Public Media through a public records request, Harris County District Clerk Marilyn Burgess made similar comments.
Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Improvements in Harris County jury duty service, City Councilmember Carolyn Evans-Shabazz answers questions, and major deadlines approach for COVID-19 economic relief.
Posted on · Harris County District Clerk Marilyn Burgess explains how the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting the legal system.
Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: COVID-19 and pregnancy, the effect on jails and prisons, how courts have adapted, tips for staying physically active, and our monthly film segment, The Bigger Picture.
Posted on · On Friday evening, a State District Judge granted a temporary restraining order at the request of the HPOU. The TRO blocks for now the implementation of Proposition B.
Posted on · Flood damage wrecked the Harris County Criminal Justice Center, forcing judges to share space in remaining courtrooms
Posted on · The Criminal Justice Center suffered extensive flood damage. Trials are being postponed, until new jury facilities can be set up and potential jurors notified where to go when summoned. That’s expected to take more than a month.
Posted on · It’s an old scam that’s been going on for years. Harris County is warning people not to become a victim.
Posted on · In July of 1910, violence broke out in the East Texas farming community of Slocum. Numerous African Americans were killed by whites. But the details of exactly what happened are murky. Newspaper reports from the time say between eight and 22 people were killed. Other accounts suggest the total could be far higher — more […]
Posted on · The new locations are operated by the Harris County District Clerk’s Office and provide walk-in service once a month.
Posted on · When members of Houston Grand Opera perform tonight (May 4, 2016), it won't be on the Wortham Theater Stage. Instead, it'll be inside a courtroom full of lawyers. News 88.7 arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop has more on the opera, called What Wings They Were: The Case of Emeline. It’s based on an historic […]
Posted on · In the early 1800s in Texas, the law of the land required any freed slave to carry documentation on them at all times proving their free status. There were some who tried to profit from the law by trying to re-enslave those caught without their paperwork – as if they were unclaimed property. Recently discovered […]