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.Read More
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 planRead More
The Harris County Attorney's Office received permission last month from the County Commissioners Court to sue the San Antonio company and said on Monday that it plans to do so.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today commended the U.S. Supreme Court decision ruling blocking the proposed citizenship question on the 2020 Census.Read More
A federal judge in Maryland found on Monday that the Trump administration’s addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census might have been motivated by a desire to reduce the political clout of Hispanics and said he would reopen the case, if given the opportunity, to rule on late-breaking smoking-gun evidence. With the Supreme Court set to rule on the citizenship question by the end of the week, this sets up another longshot scenario where the question could be invalidated.Read More
Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has a reminder for all residents to watch out for common recurring scams, especially those that target senior adults.
The story of the grandmother receiving a phone call from someone claiming to be her grandchild who says she’s in danger and needs money isn’t a new story. But it was very real for Mary (not her real name), who felt compelled to send money via gift cards as instructed—not once, but twice.
Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has unveiled the latest addition to Harris County Law Library digital outreach—the Digital Education Nook.Read More