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New Study Aims to Protect High School Athletes from Concussions

Posted on · We learned recently that many Texas high schools are failing to meet many of the national guidelines intended to protect young athletes from head injuries. Now, the organization that governs high school sports in Texas, the University Interscholastic League (UIL), is participating in a new study examining how concussions are happening to young athletes and […]

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Tort Claims Act: Law Limits How Much You Can Sue the Government For

Posted on · A couple weeks back, KTRK reported on a Houston man, Andrew Henderson, who was hit by a car last month while riding his bicycle. Sadly, that’s not an unusual occurrence in Houston. What was unusual was who hit him – a Harris County Deputy Constable, who in responding to a call apparently ignored a stop […]

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Death & Injury: The Hidden Cost of Houston’s Oil Boom

Posted on · On Sunday, the Houston Chronicle reported on some of the negative consequences of Greater Houston’s oil boom. While regulations have been strengthened in recent years for off-shore oil drilling – in particular following the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill – on-shore drilling remains, as one Houston attorney puts it: “the wild west.” We talk […]