Justice in Action
Spring 2018

Our Latest News

TRLA Laredo Hosts Annual Expunction Clinic for Webb County Residents
Laredo, May 29, 2018

TRLA’s David Hall and Israel Reyna Honored by Texas Access to Justice Commission
Austin, April 17,  2018

TRLA Selects General Counsel Robert Doggett as New Executive Director
Mercedes, Dec. 20, 2018

TRLA Honors Vets in November with Free Legal Clinics
Austin, Nov. 7, 2017

TRLA Sues Victoria Rental Company for Harvey Scam
Victoria, Oct. 17, 2017

Residents Sue Formosa Plastics for Polluting Lavaca Bay
Point Comfort, July 31, 2017

Victory for Government Accountability
El Paso, July 24, 2017

Leaving Abusive Husband Is Not Abandonment
San Antonio, June 21, 2017

ED David Hall Announces Retirement
Mercedes, June 12, 2017

LUPE Members Denied Hurricane Dolly Should Contact TRLA
Mercedes, June 7,  2017

Beleaguered North Austin Tenants Ask Court for Extraordinary Measure
Austin, April 24,  2017

LUPE Members May Be Eligible For Benefits Under FEMA Ruling
Mercedes, April 19, 2017

TRLA Clients Announce “Intent to Sue” Formosa
Point Comfort, April 6,  2017

El Paso Woman to Sue Condo Association
March 29, 2017

New TRLA Team Helps Crime Survivors Handle Financial Problems
Mercedes, Feb. 14, 2017

TRLA Attorneys Defend El Paso Housing Complaint
El Paso, Feb. 3, 2017

Global Agribusiness Settles with Valley Farmworkers
Mercedes, Dec. 21, 2016

Injunction Sought for Bexar County Boys Denied Autism Treatment
San Antonio, Dec. 13, 2016

Health Officials Sued for Failing to Cover Autism Treatment
San Antonio, Dec. 6, 2016

Report: White House Agency Highlights TRLA Work
Austin, Nov. 30, 2016

Report: Anti-Homeless Laws on the Rise   
Austin, Nov. 18, 2016

Homeowners Threaten Suit Against San Antonio Developer   
San Antonio, Nov. 15, 2016

Attorneys Offer Free Services During Veterans Day Week  
Mercedes, Nov.8, 2016

TRLA’s September-October Work in Brief   
Austin, Oct. 31, 2016

Jury Rules with Del Rio Daycare Whistleblower   
Del Rio, Oct. 23, 2016

New El Paso Task Force Targets Real Estate Scams  
El Paso, Oct. 19, 2016

Number of Women Killed in Domestic Violence up 19 % in 2015
Round Rock, Oct. 3, 2016

Subway, Marble Slab Franchise Workers Recover Unpaid Wages in $195,000 Settlement
San Antonio, Sept. 1, 2016

16th Annual Shelter Conference Held in San Antonio
LASSA Blog, May 9th

Sanchez Honored with Noble Award
TRLA Times, April 28th

Our Media Coverage

Consumer Attorneys Fear Mulvaney’s CFPB Will Leave Void 
LAW360,  Feb. 8,  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

Life After Gentrification
Austin Chronicle, Jan. 5, 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

Report: Employers Steal Billions from Low-Wage Workers  
Opposing Views, 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

FEMA Denies Disaster Assistance Because Home is Habitable 
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

City Should Reconsider Downtown Arena Site
El Paso Times, July 24, 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

Duranguito Consigue Orden de Restriccion en Contra del Cabilde
Univision, June 13, 2017

‘Congela’ Corte Construccion de la Arena en Duranguito
El Diario, June 13, 2017

Austin Judge Temporarily Halts Demolition, Construction at Union Plaza Neighborhood
KFOX, June 13, 2017

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

Judge Grants Opponents Restraining Order, Halts Some Demolition
El Paso  Inc., 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

La Joya Tenant Upset Eviction Notice Was Late, May 31, 2017

La Joya Tenant Upset Eviction Notice Was Late, May 31, 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

Discutira Cabildo desalojo en ‘Duranguito’
Diario de El Paso, Feb. 6, 2017

Group: Apartment Inspection Plea Was Last Resort
El Paso Times, Feb. 3 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

State Cannot Issue Child Care License for Family Detention Centers
San Antonio Express-News, Dec. 3, 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

Justice Fair to Provide Free Legal Services
El Paso Times, Oct. 24, 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

Free Legal Clinic for Veterans in Financial Straits
KRGV, Oct. 13

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

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

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

Council Members Join East Austin Tenants in Show of Support, Sept. 29

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

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

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

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

Coastal Bend Families Sue FEMA, Allege Agency Uses Secret Rules, Sept. 15

Lawsuit Against FEMA Claims ‘Secret Rules’ Keep Residents from Getting Assistance
The Monitor, Sept. 15

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid to Present Bullying Presentation
Del Rio News-Herald, Aug. 23

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

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

Citizenship and Texas: Moms Win Fight for Kids’ Birth Certificates
Equal Voice, Aug. 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

Border Higher Ed Gains Began with a Lawsuit
San Antonio Express News, May 21

Moving Forward: DN Leathers Residents Await Housing Vouchers
Corpus Christi Caller Times, May 14

Fighting to Stay
Austin Chronicle, April 13

Sex Assault Survivors Can Get Legal Services
El Paso Times, April 11

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

Help for RGV Sex Assault Survivors
The Monitor, April 3

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

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