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Equal Rights Ordinance Challenge Falls Short: Houston Matters for Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Posted on · Late Monday, Houston Mayor Annise Parker and City Attorney David Feldman announced opponents of the recently-passed non-discrimination ordinance fell short of the signatures required to trigger a November vote to consider repealing the measure. While they had gathered enough raw signatures, thousands were on pages not collected based on the city charter’s legal standards and […]

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Texas Jurors to Receive a Pay Increase

Posted on · Jury service is now worth your while again. Jurors here and across Texas are now being paid $40 dollars a day, a third more than they have been receiving. Officials hope the pay restoration will increase the incentive to come to jury service.