TRLA In the News

The articles collected here include print, television, and radio stories that focus on TRLA, cite past TRLA cases and advocacy, or use commentary by TRLA attorneys.

Central Health Announces New Partnership with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
Austin Chronicle, March 15, 2019

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Helping Reinstate Driver’s Licenses
KGNS, Laredo, March 12, 2019

Texas home care worker wins settlement in case alleging employer failed to act to curb harassment by son. March 8, 2010

Community News in Brief
Stephensville Empire-Tribune, March 3, 2019

Flood Survivors Sue Over Eviction Notices
Del Rio News-Herald, Feb. 25, 2019

The Next Great Indie Music Festival Is So Not Where You’d Expect
Fodor’s, Feb. 22, 2019

DA Office Dedicating More Resources to Deal with Rise in Family Violence Cases
KENS5, San Antonio, Feb. 15, 2019

Harlingen Woman Seeks Help to Resolve Back Tax Issue
KRGV, Rio Grande Valley, Feb. 11, 2019

A San Antonio Woman’s Efforts to Avoid Foreclosure Spawn Big Troubles
San Antonio Express-News, Feb. 9, 2019

Unidentified: How Kids Can Age Out of Texas Foster Care Without Documentation
Texas Standard, Feb. 4, 2019

Millions of Plastic Pellets in Lavaca Bay? Formosa Says It’s Just “Trace Amounts.”
Texas Observer, Feb. 4, 2019

Pharr Disabled Woman Claims Complaint Led to Eviction
KRGV, Rio Grande Valley, Jan. 31, 2019

Formosa’s Texas Plant Fined $122,000 for Plastic Pellet Spill
Houston Chronicle, Jan. 18, 2019

Texas Fines Formosa $121,000 for Pellet Pollution 
Plastics News, Jan. 17, 2019

Plastics Company Fined Almost $122K for Polluting South Texas Waterway
Victoria Advocate, Jan. 16, 2019

Texas Senate Bill Aims to Help Victims of Economic Abuse
Texas Tribune, Jan. 14, 2019

As Shutdown Drags on Low-Income Housing Providers in Austin Worry Funding for Rent Could Run Out
KUT, Austin, Jan. 14, 2019

Til Debt Do Us Part
Buzzfeed, Jan. 7, 2019

Hurricane Harvey Takes Heaviest Toll on Renters
Victoria Advocate, Dec. 15, 2018

Former Brightwood Students Offered Free Legal Services
Channel 4 Valley Central, Dec. 15, 2018

Local Nonprofit Offers Free Legal Students to Texas College Schools Affected by School Closures
Fox 7 Austin, Dec. 13, 2018

’We Have Nothing’: IRS Audits People Making $20,000 More Than Those Making $400,000
ProPublica, Dec. 12, 2018

How a Benefit for the Working Poor Has Turned Against Them
ProPublica, Dec. 12, 2018

Brightwood College Abruptly Shuts Down
KGNS TV, Dec. 5, 2018

New Mental Health Patients Can Specify Their Care Before Hallucinations Overwhelm Them
The New York Times, Dec. 3, 2018

Surge of Oil and Gas Flowing to Texas Coastline Triggers Building Boom, Tensions
NM Politics, Dec. 2, 2018

Group Offering Free Legal Aid to Highland Lakes residents Affected by Flooding
Daily Trib, Oct. 23, 2018

U.S. and Mexican Officials Collaborating to Stop Asylum-Seekers, Attorneys Allege
Texas Observer, Oct. 12, 2018

U.S. Officials Have Been Keeping Migrants From Crossing Bridges. Now, Mexico is Doing the Same.
Texas Tribune, Oct. 12, 2018

Five Days to Vacate: How a Sudden Setback Can Lead to an Eviction
The Eagle, Oct. 9, 2018

U.S. is Denying Passports to Americans Along the Border, Throwing Their Citizenship into Question
Washington Post, Sept. 13, 2018

No Decision Given on Downtown El Paso Arena Court Arguments, Sept. 12, 2018

Foul Odor Affecting Rsidents Health, City Agrees to Move Wastewater Treatment Plant
KVEO, Sept. 4, 2018

Fabens Residents Frustrated with Strict Water Bill Policy
KVIA, Aug. 28, 2018

Second Court Prepared to Step in If Trump Admin Does Reunite Families
June 27, Talking Points Memo

Feds Pledge in Court to Provide More Information To Parents Suing Over Separation of Kids
June 27, Texas Tribune

Legal Aid Hotline Available for Flood Victims
KRGV, June 26, 2018

Doctors Say Migrant Children Separated From Their Parents Will Face Lasting Ills
Politico, June 26, 2018

Immigrant Parents Describe Separation in Handwritten Notes
Daily Beast, June 25, 2018

"Not Knowing Anything About My Daughter Is Torture"
Texas Tribune, June 22, 2018

More Than 2,300 Children Need to Be Reunited with Their Parents
San Jose Mercury News, June 21, 2018

Parent Make Frantic Attempt to Find Their Children
Press Herald, June 21, 2018

Asylum Seekers Sue Administration Over "Zero Tolerance"
Politico, June 20, 2018

Asylum Seekers Separated From Their Children Sue Federal Government
Austin American-Statesman, June 21, 2018

How Disaster Recovery Overlooks the Poor
Texas Observer, June 18, 2018

Fear Drives Forced Labor Underground Along U.S.-Mexico Border
Reuters, June 10, 2018

Civil Rights Complaint Against EPISD Seeks to Stop Bus Hub at El Paso's Bowie High
El Paso Times, April 3, 2018

Complaint Against EPISD Bus Hub at Bowie HS
KTSM, April 3 2018

Alleging Environmental Racism, El Paso Activists File Civil Rights Complaint Against School District
Texas Observer, April 3, 2018

Socorro Vacates Order Requiring Coker Road Residents to Fix or Vacate Homes
KFOX, March 28, 2018

Experiment with post-Harvey housing helps far fewer than expected
Houston Chronicle, March 9, 2018

Legal Community Meets Relief Challenges after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Aid
ABA Journal, January 2018

Maine Law Students Provide Legal Aid at Federal Immigration Detention Center
National Jurist, Jan. 8, 2018

FEMA Checks Dispersed Almost 8 Years After Hurricane Dolly
KURV710, Jan. 5, 2018

Hurricane Dolly Victims Receive FEMA Assistance 10 Years Later
KRGV, Jan. 5,  2018

Maine Law Students Put Education to Work in Texas
The Forecaster, Dec. 26, 2017

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Under New Leadership
The Monitor, Dec. 23, 2017

Justice Reaches Settlement in Discrimination Against Domestic Workers
Tri State Livestock News, Dec. 22, 2017

Why the Best Autism Treatment Is Out of Reach for Poor Texas Families  
Austin American-Statesman, Dec. 21, 2017

U.S. Workers Win Lost Wages After Being Discriminated Against in Favor of Foreigners by Co Company
Breitbart, Dec. 18, 2017

Texas Harvey Victims  Say FEMA Hotel Program Plagued by Confusion
Texas Tribune, Dec. 18, 2017

Loveland Ag Company Settles Discrimination Complaint with Justice Department
Denver Business Journal, Dec. 18, 2017

Legal Aid Offers Free Services to Harvey Victims
Victoria Advocate, Nov. 18, 2017

Families Wait for FEMA Aid, Nonprofit Gets Results 
6 Investigates, KRISTV, Oct. 9,  2017

Displaced by the Storm 
Texas Monthly, Oct. 9,  2017

Legal Aid Groups Fight For Texans’ Disaster 
Courthouse News, Sept. 29, 2017

Questions Persist Over How FEMA Decides Who Gets Help 
KUT, Sept. 22,  2017

It’s Ethical and Right for City to Fund Legal Aid  
San Antonio Express, Sept. 13, 2017

Free Legal Assistance Offered to Some Affected by Harvey   
Houston Chronicle, Sept. 13, 2017

Offering Legal Aid After Harvey    
New Yorker, Sept. 11, 2017

Still No Deal Between State and Feds on Disaster Food Aid for Harvey Victims    
Texas Observer, Sept. 6, 2017

In Harvey Aftermath, Lawyers Mobilize to Help Houston Victims    
Wall Street Journal, Sept. 2, 2017

For Low-Income Texans, a Tougher Road to Recovery After Harvey     
Texas Tribune Sept. 1, 2017

Lawyers Licensed Outside of Texas Can Provide Help to Harvey Victims     
ABA Journal, Aug. 30, 2017

The Legal Crises to Follow in Hurricane Harvey’s Wake     
The Atlantic, Aug. 30, 2017

Gulf Coast Environmental Group Sues Plastic Company 
Texas Observer, August 1, 2017

Residents Sue Formosa for Polluting Bay
Victoria Advocate, July 31, 2017

Gulf Coast Residents Sue Plastic Plant
San Antonio Express, July 31, 2017

Lawsuit Names Business Tied to Gubernatorial Candidates
Santa Fe New Mexican, July 23, 2017

Restraining Order Against La Joya Housing Authority
The Monitor, July 14, 2017

Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order in Duranguito Case
KVIA, June 13, 2017

Judge Rules City Must Temporarily Halt Arena Land Acquisition
El Paso Times, June 13, 2017

GAO Reports Shortfalls in Agricultural Workers’ Rights Continue
KRGV, June 2,  2017

Groups Urge Valley Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Season
KRGV, June 1,  2017

House committee  approves tougher inspections of farmworker housing
Austin American Statesman, April 27 2017

Tenants fight North Austin apartments in court
KVUE, April 26, 2017

Texas farmworkers face a housing crisis: Will the legislature ignore them?
Texas Observer, April 26, 2017

Lawmaker on farmworker housing bill: Action is inexcusable
Austin American Statesman, April 25, 2017

Residents to be Relocated as Union Plaza Apartment Faces Code Violations
KFOXTV, Feb. 4, 2017

Texas Showdown with Feds Over Relocation of Corpus Christi Residents
Texas Tribune, Jan. 25, 2017

Survey of El Paso’s Homeless to be Held Next Week
KVIA, Jan. 18, 2017

Are Obama’s Immigration Prisons Legitimate Childcare Facilities? Judge Says No
Alternet, Dec. 11, 2016

Texas Medicaid Won’t Cover the Most Common Autism Treatment for Children
San Antonio Current, Dec. 7, 2016

Legal Aid, Disability Rights Group Sue Health Officials for Failing to Provide Autism Treatment
KSAT, San Antonio, Dec. 6, 2016

Bexar County Children Sue Texas for Access to “Gold-Standard” Autism Treatment
San Antonio Express-News, Dec. 6, 2016

Texas Blocked from Licensing Immigration Lockups as Child Care Centers
San Antonio Current, Dec. 5, 2016

Texas Family Falls Prey to Wrap-around Mortgages
Latino Fox, Dec. 2, 2016

Funds Secured to Relocate Families from Refinery Row
Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Dec. 2, 2016

Child Protective Services Refuse to Help Child Crime Victims    
Texas Observer, Dec. 2, 2016

Locked Up and in Limbo    
The Washington Post, Nov. 8, 2016

Scam Alert: Wraparound Mortgages     
El Paso Inc.,  Nov. 7, 2016

Relocations on Hold for New Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi    
San Antonio Express-News, Nov. 6, 2016

Relocations on Hold for New Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi    
Washington Times, Nov. 6, 2016

Suspension of Harbor Bridge Relocations Violates Terms   
Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Nov. 6, 2016

Power Couple Made Strong Impact in Community
Victoria Advocate, Oct. 22, 2016

Austin Mobile Homeowners Face Vanishing Space
Austin American Statesman, Oct. 22, 2016

Prosecuting Sexual Assault   
Austin Chronicle, Oct. 14, 2016

Housing Advocates Fight to Preserve Big Win in Corpus Christi
Texas Observer, Oct. 12, 2016

More Evictions for Austin’s Low-Income Families
Austin American Statesman, Oct. 3, 2016

Demolition Permit Suspended in Tenant Relocation Ordinance’s 1st Test
Austin American Statesman, Sept. 30, 2016

Inside Dupont and Monsanto’s Migrant Labor Camp
In These Times, Sept. 22, 2016

Interponen Demanda en Contra de FEMA
El Periodico, USA, Sept. 20, 2016

Some Can’t Find New Housing as Demolition of Corpus Christi Public Housing Nears
Texas Tribune, Sept. 19, 2016

South Texas Families Fight for Transparency in Lawsuit Against FEMA
Channel 4,, Sept. 17, 2016

City Contract Aims to Protect Tenants Who Feel They’ve Been Targeted
KUT, Aug. 16, 2016

In South Texas, Fair Wages Elude Farmworkers, 50 Years After Strike
NPR, Aug. 11, 2016

Texas, Facing Lawsuit, Makes it Easier for U.S.-Born Children to Get Birth Certificates
Los Angeles Times, July 25, 2016

Texas Reaches Agreement with Families in Birth Certificate Case
Texas Tribune, July 25, 2016

Beall Parents Look to Lawyers to Keep School Open
KFOX TV, July 25, 2016

Agencies to Train Anglers to Identify, Report Pollution
Victoria Advocate, July 21, 2016

Lakeview Apartment Tenants Who Had Leases Terminated File Suit
Austin American Statesman, June 28, 2016

Cease and Desist Orders Against Those Connected with Alleged Real Estate Scheme
KFOX TV, June 1, 2016

Fighting to Stay
Austin Chronicle, April 13, 2016

Empowering Sexual Assault Victims Means Informing About Options
Austin American Statesman, April 5, 2016

Help for RGV Sex Assault Survivors
The Monitor, April 3, 2016

Child-Care Center or Baby Jail?
Austin Chronicle, March 18, 2016

How a Legal Aid Lawyer Is Bringing Kidnapped Children Home From Mexico
PRI’s The World, June 3,  2015