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A Poor Defense
Texas Observer, July 9, 2019

Formosa should seize chance to go from ‘serial offender’ to environmental shining star
Victoria Advocate, July 6, 2019

The lost nurdles polluting Texas beaches
The Atlantic, July 5, 2019

The Relentless (and Growing) Problem of Plastic ‘Nurdle’ Pollution
UNDARK, July 3, 2019

Nurdle by Nurdle, Citizens Took on a Billion-Dollar Plastic Company — and Won
Texas Observer, July 3, 2019

Forgotten in the Fields
Texas Observer, July 1, 2019

Judge finds Formosa liable for plastic pollution at Texas plant
Houston Chronicle, June 28, 2019

Federal judge describes Formosa as ‘serial offender’ in ruling
Victoria Advocate, June 28, 2019

Federal judge rules against Formosa in pollution case, calling company ‘serial offender’
Texas Tribune, June 28, 2019

Federal judge rules that Formosa is liable for pollution of Texas’ Lavaca Bay
Crossroads Today, June 28, 2019

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid searching for missing child
KGNS, Laredo, June 27, 2019

New law could help Texans forced into taking on debt
Fox33, Austin, June 25, 2019

Human Trafficking Victims Blocked from Visas by Trump Wage Boss
Bloomberg Law, June 24, 2019

Local attorneys, Nueces County DA’s office hold expunction clinic
Corpus Christi Caller-Times, June 22, 2019

Texas agreed in 2016 to resolve birth certificate case with undocumented families
Texas Tribune/KVIA, June 20, 2019

Here’s a List of Organizations that Are Mobilizing to Help Immigrant Children Separated from their Families
Texas Tribune/Houston Public Media, June 19, 2019

As the world grapples with plastic, the U.S. makes more of it — a lot more
Center for Public Integrity/PRI, June 13, 2019

Immigrant Justice Corps Announces 2019 Fellows
GlobeNewsWire, June 12, 2019

Texas LNG state permit sent to contested case hearing
Houston Chronicle/San Antonio Express-News, June 12, 2019

Environmentalists ask FERC to take second look at Brownsville LNG project
San Antonio Business Journal, June 3, 2019

El Paso lawyers provide legal services to service members, veterans’ families
El Paso Times, May 31, 2019

Starr County assures payment for defense in capital murder case
The Monitor (McAllen), May 30, 2019

Starr County murder case faces dismissal over attorney’s fees
The Monitor (McAllen), May 23, 2019

The new Harbor Bridge is going up: What happens to the people who don’t leave Hillcrest?
Corpus Christi Caller Times, May 22, 2019

Equal Justice Works and Legal Services Corp Select Student Fellows for Rural Summer Legal Corps
PR Newswire, May 22, 2019

Beall, Burleson parents file local, state, federal complaints against EPISD
KFOX 14, El Paso, May 17, 2019

Fight to keep Beall and Burleson elementary schools open continues
Channel 4 News, El Paso, May 17, 2019

Local lawyers helping Texans prepare for hurricane season
CBS4 Valley Central, May 2, 2019

Creating Public Defender’s Office Worth Exploring
Victoria Advocate, April 25, 2019

Victoria County Considers Public Defender Office
Victoria Advocate, April 15, 2019

Victoria County to Mull Public Defense Partnership
Victoria Advocate, April 14, 2019

People with mental illness can get a say in their own treatment
San Antonio Express-News, April 6, 2019

For Texas Department of Public Safety, proof of rehabilitation can take a long, long, long time
Houston Chronicle, April 5, 2019

As U.S. releases thousands of asylum seekers at the border, volunteers struggle to keep pace
Los Angeles Times, April 5, 2019

Who’s More Likely to Be Audited: A Person Making $20,000 — or $400,000?
Wall Street Window, April 4, 2019

Senate Committee Considers Overhaul of Farmworker Housing Inspections
Austin American-Statesman, April 1, 2019

Clean Water Act Trial Against Formosa Concludes
Victoria Advocate, March 28

Trial Begins in Activists’ Pellet Lawsuit Against Formosa Plastics
Victoria Advocate, March 25, 2019

TAMIU Hosting Business Succession Planning Seminar
KGNS.TV, March 21, 2019

Environmentalists Take Petrochemical Giant Formosa to Court Over Plastics Pollution
Texas Tribune, March 25, 2019

Growers Lose Case Over Wage Hikes for Agricultural Guestworkers
Bloomberg Law, March 19, 2019

Worker Reaches Settlement Over Wages, Harassment
The Monitor, McAllen, March 16, 2019

The Toxic Consequences of America’s Plastics Boom
The Nation, March 15, 2019

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.TV, Laredo, March 12, 2019

Perdiste tu licencia de conducir? Realizaran clinica para obtenerla
11 de Marzo, Telemundo

Texas home care worker wins settlement in case alleging employer failed to act to curb harassment by son. March 8, 2019

20 Years After Del Rio Flooding, Survivors Say They’re Being Kicked Out
KENS5, San Antonio, March 3, 2019

Flood Survivors Sue Over Eviction Notices
Del Rio News-Herald, Feb. 26, 2019

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

EPISD not responsible for Trent Hatch residency, new board president says
El Paso Times, Feb. 22, 2019

DA’s office dedicating more resources top deal with rise in family violence cases
KENS5 San Antonio, Feb.

What You Need to Know About Tenant Rights in Texas
U.S. News & World Report, Feb. 14, 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 legal troubles
San Antonio Express-News, Feb. 9, 2019

Legal Aid Provided for Low-Income Residents
Beeville Bee-Picayune, 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

Will Growers’ Demand for Wage Cuts Get Help from U.S. Government
LA Progressive, Jan. 25, 2019

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid receives grant to aid Hurricane Harvey survivors
Crossroads Today, Jan. 30, 2019

Judge hears arguments over H-2A wages
Capital Press, Jan. 29, 2019

Texas Lawmakers and Officials Want to Combat Human Trafficking, In All Its Forms
KUT, Austin, Jan. 23, 2019

5 South African workers claim mistreatment on Arkansas farm
Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Jan. 16, 2019

Formosa’s Texas plant fined $122,000 for plastic pellet spill
Houston Chronicle, Jan. 18, 2019

Domestic abusers can trap their victims with financial debt. This Texas bill seeks to provide a way out.
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

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

Trump’s Border Wall Could Cause Deadly Flooding in Texas
Texas Monthly, December 2018

Local nonprofit offers free legal services to Texas college students affected by school closures.
Fox 7, Austin Dec. 13, 2018

How a Benefit for the Working Poor Was Turned Against Them
Talking Points Memo, Dec. 12, 2018

Surge of oil and gas flowing to Texas coastline triggers building boom, tension
Texas Tribune, Nov. 29, 2018

Five days to vacate: How a sudden setback can lead to an eviction.
Texas Tribune/KUT, Austin, Oct. 10, 2018

National Butterfly Center hosts border landowners meeting
Progress Times, Oct. 9, 2018

Ripped Off, Migrants Not Paid for Work
San Antonio Express-News, Sept. 27, 2018

Foul Odor Affecting Residents Health, City Agrees to Move Waste Water Treatment Plant
KVEO, Alamo, Sept. 4, 2018

FEMA disaster assistance application deadline imminent
The Monitor, McAllen, Sept. 4, 2018

Fabens residents frustrated with strict water bill payment policy
KVIA El Paso, Aug. 30, 2018

Lawsuit against University House to move to trial
Daily Texan, Aug. 26, 2018

Unpaid: Inside the ‘Lawless Jungle’ of Worker Exploitation After Hurricane Harvey
Dallas Morning News, Aug. 20, 2018

FEMA opens disaster recovery center in Weslaco
The Monitor, McAllen, July 18, 2018

After Years of Working with ‘Ritmo’ Detainees, I Know the Inhumane Facility Doesn’t Deserve a Second Chance
Texas Observer, July 10, 2018

The Trump administration is not keeping its promises to asylum seekers who come to ports of entry
Texas Tribune, July 5, 2018

Feds pledge in court to provide more information to parents suing over separation from their children
Texas Tribune, June 27, 2018

Detained Parents ‘Desperate’ to Know Where Children Are
VOA, June 22, 2018

“Not knowing anything about my daughter is torture.” Immigrant parent describe being without their children.
Texas Tribune, June 22, 2018

The chaotic effort to reunite immigrant parents with their separated kids
Washington Post, June 21, 2018

Three Central Americans separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border are suing the federal government
Texas Tribune, June 20, 2018

Asylum seekers sue administration over ‘zero tolerance’ policy
Politico, June 20, 2018

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

People just give up’: Low-income hurricane victims slam federal relief programs
Politico, May 29, 2018

McAllen home health care provider sued by former employees for unpaid overtime
CBS 4 Valley Central, May 4, 2018

Chamizal Residents to Announce Civil Rights Complaint Against El Paso School District Tuesday
KRWG Public Media, “Here and Now,” April 2, 2018

Visas for Crime Victims & Law Students Gain Courtroom Experience
Texas Public Radio, March 30, 2019

Socorro vacates order requiring Coker Road residents to fix or vacate homes
KFox 14, El Paso, March 28, 2018

This Texas Law Lets Your Landlord Take Your TV If You Don’t Pay Rent
Houston Public Media, Feb. 28, 2018

Legal aid for low-income Texans cut under 2019 House budget
KXAN Austin, Feb. 23, 2018

Legal community meets relief challenges after hurricanes Harvey and Irma
ABA Journal, February 2018

Legal advocacy nonprofit to release report on deported vets
The Monitor, McAllen, Feb. 7, 2018

Justice sought for elderly woman who nearly lost property due to late fees
KFOX 14, El Paso, Feb. 6, 2018

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Aid Under New Leadership in 2018
The Monitor, McAllen, Dec. 23, 2017

Harvey victims say FEMA hotel program plagued by confusion
Texas Tribune, Dec. 18, 2017

Free legal assistance offered to some affected by Harvey
Houston Chronicle, Sept. 13, 2017

Legal-Aid Groups Fight for Texans’ Disaster Relief
Courthouse News Service, Sept. 29, 2017

Offering Legal Aid After Harvey
New Yorker, Sept. 4, 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 Hurricane Harvey
Texas Tribune, Sept. 1, 2017

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

City, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid agree to extend judge’s restraining order
KVIA, El Paso, June 29, 2017

Autism Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Bexar County Children
Texas Public Radio, Dec. 6, 2016

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