Commissioners approved a settlement aiming to end yearslong litigation over Harris County's misdemeanor bail system. Similar lawsuits in Dallas and other Texas cities also target how bail is set for people charged with felonies.
Harris County Precinct 1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis has proposed two ethics reforms he says are needed to improve transparency in county government, though Texas counties’ limited rule-making power may scuttle his plan
Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan and the Harris County Law Library will celebrate “Access to Legal Information Week” July 14 through July 20. The “Access to Legal Information Week” was recognized with a July 9 resolution from the Harris County Commissioners Court.
County Attorney Vince Ryan will file a federal lawsuit against Valero Energy alleging years of violating environmental regulations have damaged the local community. The Harris County Commissioners Court authorized filing the lawsuit during the court session on June 24.
Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today filed a formal letter of opposition to a proposed Environmental Protection Agency rule that would allow companies in Texas to avoid civil penalties for polluting the air during so-called Startup Shutdown, or Maintenance (SSM) activities.