Lone Star Legal Aid and Texas Legal Services Center Develop New Self Help Resource Tool

Did you know that as of January 1, 2021, there have been new Rules of Civil Procedure in Texas? These changes impact all parties in a lawsuit and require information to be shared with the other parties at the beginning of a lawsuit. If the information is not shared by the deadline stated in the … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid and Texas Legal Services Center Develop New Self Help Resource Tool

Powered By People Supports Houston and Harris County Eviction Defense Coalition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Houston, TX - Lone Star Legal Aid is excited to announce it has received a charitable donation from Powered By People on behalf of the Eviction Defense Coalition. Powered By People is a grassroots organization led by former congressman, Beto O’Rourke, that has set forth to mobilize volunteers and raise money to … Continue reading Powered By People Supports Houston and Harris County Eviction Defense Coalition

March is Equal Justice Works’ Disaster Resilience Month

On February 23, 2021, The Equal Justice Works announced the first ever Disaster Relilience Month set for March. A collaborative of organizations has teamed up to spread awareness about disaster-related challenges and offer resources for disaster preparedness and recovery efforts. Throughout March, Lone Star Legal Aid will join Equal Justice Works, the American Bar Association … Continue reading March is Equal Justice Works’ Disaster Resilience Month

Survivors of Texas Severe Winter Storms Already Seeing Contractor Fraud Issues

Jasmine Melian, a physical therapist assistant at a Houston inpatient rehabilitation hospital, was at work last week when her children and 2 month old grandson lost power at the onset of Texas Winter Storm Uri. They immediately sought shelter with a relative and Jasmine joined them after she got off of work, and together they … Continue reading Survivors of Texas Severe Winter Storms Already Seeing Contractor Fraud Issues

Internal Revenue Service Extends Tax Filing Deadline to June 15, 2021

The Internal Revenue Service has extended the tax filing season for Texas residents after winter storms wreaked havoc on the state. Instead of April 15, the tax deadline for individuals and businesses in Texas is June 15, the IRS announced Monday in a news release. Taxpayers in other states affected by the winter storms that … Continue reading Internal Revenue Service Extends Tax Filing Deadline to June 15, 2021