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Hurricane Evacuees Take a Legal Blow
Emergency housing class-action suit against FEMA dismissed
"...were seeking, and dismissed most remaining causes of action," said Craig Castellanet, an attorney with the Oakland, Calif.-based Public..."

June 23, 2006 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Hurricane Katrina Legal Roundup
A by-no-means-exhaustive recap of recent Katrina-related legal activity
"...keep coming. Here's a by-no-means-exhaustive recap of recent Katrina-related legal activity:..."

Aug. 24, 2007 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

The Common Law: Different Options for Legal Help
"...recover just to hire the lawyer. I tried free legal aid, and they said my income is too high..."

March 4, 2011 Column by Luke Ellis

A Change in Direction for the Texas Civil Rights Project
New leadership doesn't sit well with the old guard
"...This spring, the board of trustees for the Texas Civil Rights Project, a community lawyering organization known for..."

Aug. 3, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

The Common Law
Volunteer Legal Services – Free Weekly Legal Clinic
"...Volunteer Legal Services – Free Weekly Legal Clinic..."

March 6, 2009 Column by Luke Ellis

Sharecropping on Wheels
While the city juggles taxicab franchises, drivers demand 'a fair shake'
"...publicly highlighted earlier this year in a report from Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, a nonprofit dedicated to pro bono..."

June 11, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Rosewood Courts Historic-Zoning Talks Continue
Future uncertain for the first African-American public housing complex in the country
"...I don't want to be one of those statistics," said Dennis Tyson, an eight-year Rose­wood resident. HACA President Michael..."

May 6, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Faster Than Sound: Music Industry Workers Face Uncertainty Around Unemployment Benefits
Independent contractors advised: “When in doubt, go ahead and register”
"...workers – aren’t eligible for unemployment benefits from the Texas Workforce Commission. Skinner submitted a claim anyway using a..."

March 27, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

How Much Reform Is Enough in the Travis County District Attorney Race?
Incumbent D.A. Margaret Moore faces challengers from the left
"...all. Garza has looked somewhat beyond Moore and Central Texas and, echoing a national activist reform movement, charged that..."

Aug. 23, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
"...biodiesel pumps in the nation. Jeff Plowman, ABF's co-founder, said the "opportunities for small independents are getting slimmer and..."

Dec. 8, 2006 News Feature

A Structural Problem
Family fights eviction from Georgian Acres apartment
"...they requested they be redone properly – but Yeyn said the manager told him it wouldn't be possible to..."

April 15, 2016 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Nonprofits Not Impressed by Cap Metro Proposal
Cap Metro draws fire over proposal to start a nonprofit for low-income riders
"...of the social services agencies have bought into this," said D'Ann Johnson of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, an organization..."

Nov. 6, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Paxton Sues San Antonio Over SB 4
AG takes his anti-"sanctuary cities" show down the road
"...Anti-immigration activists enjoyed targeting Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez..."

Dec. 7, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Lakeview Tenants Sue Over Displacement
City Council to decide on tenant relocation assistance ordinance that would require landlords to cover moving costs
"...are seeking actual and exemplary damages, as well as legal fees, according to the complaint...."

July 8, 2016 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Will the Well Run Dry for Las Lomitas?
Neighborhood faced with loss of water source
"...have on this community of Travis County taxpayers," she said. "By proposing to close the water spout at Highway..."

Nov. 11, 2011 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Can't Get There From Here
While suburban rail spends and stumbles, Cap Metro's transit-dependent riders wait at the end of the line
"...There's something to be said for having a captive customer base. Remember Lily Tomlin..."

Jan. 22, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

FEMA's Flood Tide
One stroke forward, two strokes back – hurricane victims tread rising bureaucratic waters
"...assistance, since that is the next step in disaster aid after the indirect public assistance level, which you are..."

Feb. 24, 2006 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

City Hall Hustle: Gather Round Yon Virgins
Council lopes toward Christmas in thermal underwear
"...Martinez and Shade said they'll soon affix a placard in the front row..."

Dec. 24, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Cap Metro: The Fewer the Merrier
Budget cuts target Cap Metro's most vulnerable riders
"...recommendations outlined in a report this spring from the Texas Legislature's Sunset Advisory Commission (see "Cap Metro Promises To..."

Sept. 17, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Manor Expressway OK, Feds Say
Federal Highway Administration says expressway doesn't violate Civil Rights Act
"...of the Civil Rights Act. The complainants – including Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Save Our Springs Alliance, and the..."

April 2, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Lakeview Residents Contemplate Suit
Residents were forced to relocate after landlord announced plans to demolish
"...Brian McGiverin, one of the attorneys representing former residents, said it will take time to collect information from the..."

Feb. 5, 2016 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

After the Flood
It's going to take time and hard work to rebuild what the Memorial Day flood destroyed
"...Like so many across Texas, staff at the Chronicle were touched by the storms:..."

June 26, 2015 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Everything You Need to Know if ICE Knocks on Your Door
Know your rights
"...If you are a migrant in need of legal aid, contact these local aid groups:..."

July 26, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Faster Than Sound: Music Industry Workers Face Uncertainty Around Unemployment Benefits
Indie contractors advised: “When in doubt, go ahead and register”
"...workers – aren’t eligible for unemployment benefits from the Texas Workforce Commission. Skinner submitted a claim anyway using a..."

March 24, 2020 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Cross Creek Evictions Retracted
Tenants' efforts to organize prove successful
"...who has lived at Cross Creek for five years, said he was shocked when he received the notice. "I..."

July 8, 2016 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Evacuee Limbo, Eviction Trickle
FEMA stops sending money at the end of the month to cities for paying the rent of hurricane evacuees; apartment eviction notices are already showing up on some New Orleanians' doors; thousands of displaced evacuees are in rental properties throughout the area; talk amongst yourselves
"...they have until April 7 to move out. She said the city has been paying their rent but that..."

March 24, 2006 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Hurricane Housing Limbo
Evacuees get rent assistance deadline extension
"...spent about $4.4 million of this money so far, said Deputy Chief Financial Officer Leslie Bowder...."

Jan. 27, 2006 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Politics Events Move for Ike
SDS, Supreme Court and city cancel events before Ike
"...This from the Texas RioGrande Legal Aid: "Texas Supreme Court hearing on the..."

Sept. 11, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...of the Week"Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please..."

Sept. 23, 2005 News Feature

Feedback From the Homeless
"...62 cited health issues as holding them back, 60 said they couldn’t find work, 56 said they were disabled,..."

Jan. 10, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

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