HCAO Pulse Blog

February 19, 2024
Honoring Black History Through Landmark Court Cases in Harris County
The Harris County Attorney’s Office would like to honor Black History Month by highlighting some court cases that have taken place in Harris County. These cases involved Black men and women who have been trailblazers of change and span over 100 years of the fight for equal rights.
January 18, 2024
A Lawyer’s Insightful Journey From Student to Attorney
I am very excited for the Harris County Attorney’s Office Legal Symposium because nineteen-year-old me would have ran to register. The first inkling I had of being interested in the law was in high school. I took an elective about law enforcement and enjoyed it. However, I couldn’t picture myself as a criminal attorney, and since that was really the only kind of lawyer I knew about, I dismissed my interest in the law. I think like many people, my understanding of the law was really limited to TV and movies. There were no lawyers in my family, or even somewhere in the web of people I knew growing up. I don’t think I even met an attorney until I was in law school.
November 28, 2023
Community Under Threat: A Concrete Crusher's Impact on Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital and Beyond
Less than a quarter mile away from Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, Texas Coastal Materials, LLC has requested a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) permit for a rock and concrete crusher facility to be built, something that local officials are trying to prevent due to health and safety hazards. The operation of a concrete crusher will pollute the air with particulate matter. Medical experts say particulate matter can cause health issues.
November 09, 2023
Empowering Access to Justice through Technology
The Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library in partnership with the Texas Legal Services Center is excited to announce the opening of the Texas Legal Services Center Kiosk at the library. The kiosk, a cornerstone of the Virtual Court Access Project, represents a significant leap toward a more accessible and equitable justice system. The Texas Legal Services kiosk was funded by a generous grant from the Texas Access Foundation. The Texas Legal Services Center and the Hainsworth Law Library collaborated to develop an innovative space that uses technology to bring information and services to communities that need them most. In this blog post, we explore the multifaceted impact of this initiative, emphasizing the critical role technology plays in ensuring justice is within everyone's reach.