Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the largest city in Texas and the fourth-largest city in the United States. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a population of over 2.1 million people within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2). Houston is the seat of Harris County, and its metropolitan area is the fifth-largest in the U.S., with over 6 million people.Houston was founded in 1836 on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837.
Posts about Houston
  • Why People Turn to Social Media During Natural Disasters

    … channels hoping someone would come and save them, and for some, it worked. Hurricane victims weren’t the only ones turning to social media for help. On Sunday, Houston police looked to Twitter users, tweeting out a request for help from those who could volunteer with a boat. Volunteers were urged to call and set up arrangements to work…

    Stacey E Burke Blog- 16 readers -
  • What You Need to Know About “No Refusal” This Labor Day

    … This Labor Day is a no refusal weekend. Labor Day is a high-profile holiday—along with New Year’s Eve, St. Patrick’s Day, July 4th, and Memorial Day— because many people travel to attend parties and events with family and friends that include alcoholic beverages on these days. Dozens of drivers are typically arrested for drunk driving on a high…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 17 readers -
  • Texting and Driving: What Does Texas’s New Law Mean for Drivers?

    …, Floresville, Galveston, Grand Prairie, Harlingen, Hereford, Hurst, Jacksonville, Kyle, Lake Dallas, Lakeway, Liberty Hill, Lockheart, Maypearl, Meadowlakes, Midlothian, Missouri City, Mount Vernon, Nacogdoches, Overton, Pampa, Penitas, Port Aransas, Rowlett, San Benito, San Marcos, Seagoville, Selma, Sinton, Socorro, Sunnyvale, Sweetwater, Universal City…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 21 readers -
  • Terroristic Threats: Laws and Consequences in Texas

    …. Don’t risk a permanent criminal record if you’re accused of a terroristic offense threat. If you are facing charges for making a terroristic threat, you need the immediate assistance of a skilled defense attorney. The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp has helped countless clients in Houston, TX and they will provide the best legal representation…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 12 readers -
  • Murder Laws in Texas: Types, Degrees, and Punishments

    …-discussed death of Trayvon Martin, prosecutors in Florida charged George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, with second-degree murder. Zimmerman was charged with a second-degree offense because prosecutors found no evidence that Martin’s murder was premeditated. To win the trial against Zimmerman, the prosecutor would’ve been required to show…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 12 readers -
  • Driving With a Suspended License: Texas Laws and Penalties

    … convicted for a DWLS or DWLI, a new incident may be enhanced to a more serious charge. Have you been arrested for driving with a suspended license in Houston? The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp is ready to defend you. Matthew Sharp will fight on your behalf and ensure the best results possible. Texas is a big place that’s full of wide open spaces…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 16 readers -
  • Explaining Grand Juries and How They Work

    … is granted powers to investigate a possible felony crime. The grand jury body may issue summons to witnesses by subpoena. This process enables grand jurors’ ability to examine a witness under oath. The grand jury is granted powers to vote. In this process, the grand jury may determine whether it is in the people’s interest to pursue an indictment…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 15 readers -
  • When Can Texas Police Take My Blood Without a Warrant?

    … Texas has an “implied consent” law when it comes to DWI. This means that if a police officer has probable cause to arrest you for drunk driving, you are deemed to consent to a blood or breath test to confirm your blood-alcohol level. Implied consent does not mean you actually have to consent, but if […] The post When Can Texas Police Take My Blood Without a Warrant? appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

    Tad Nelson & Associates- 13 readers -
  • Legal Consequences for Sex in Public in Texas

    … There are several laws that describe the consequences of having sex in public in the state of Texas. If you’re found guilty of having sex in public, there will be serious repercussions. A sex crime conviction has long-lasting consequences. You may be required to register on the Texas Public Sex Offender Registry, serve jail time, submit…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 14 readers -
  • Texas Laws for Juvenile Crimes: Definitions and Penalties

    …, such as shoplifting, dealing in stolen property, vandalism, theft, and arson Juvenile Sex Crimes, including sexual assault, indecent exposure, sexting, battery, lewd and lascivious behavior, or a sexually-motivated crime that is allegedly committed by the juvenile on a younger boy or girl If your child is charged with a criminal offense, you must seek…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 12 readers -
  • Governor of Texas Signs Law Banning “Sanctuary Cities”

    … immigration lawyer. Why has this new “sanctuary cities” law that Governor Abbott signed come under fire? Every big-city police chief in the state has criticized the new bill. Police chiefs in San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston, say it will create a chilling effect that will cause immigrant families to not report crimes or come forward as witnesses over fears…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 11 readers -
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