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…

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  • What You Need to Know About “No Refusal” This Labor Day

    … that no refusal policy violates the motorist’s rights against “unreasonable” search or seizure. It also argues that no refusal policy raises important questions about the individual’s right to medical privacy, especially when additional biologic information is gathered from the blood draw. The bottom line is that a DWI No Refusal Weekend in Houston…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 16 readers -
  • Terroristic Threats: Laws and Consequences in Texas

    …. A terroristic threat offense is a type of aggressive or violent offense, the individual may be required to obtain anger management counseling. The convict may be prohibited from contacting a victim of terroristic threat in the future in any way, including verbal, electronic, or in-person contacts. Some individuals accused of a so-called “minor…

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

    … There are few criminal offenses as serious as those concerning the loss of life. In Texas, the criminal justice system prosecutes laws pertaining to cases in which one person is responsible for another person’s death. There are distinctions between these offenses made regarding the defendant’s actions and his or her frame of mind when the act…

    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…

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  • Explaining Grand Juries and How They Work

    … of nine jurors must be established to carry out the function of the grand jury. Each juror casts an individual vote. If the grand jury discerns there is probable cause of an offense occurrence, it returns a True Bill to indict. Are you or someone you know facing criminal charges in the Houston area? The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp has…

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  • 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. …

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  • 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

    … a crime. During the intake process, the juvenile probation department also decides if the child will be held prior to trial. In most circumstances, the probation department presumes that the child won’t be detained before the trial date. However, if he or she meets any of the following criteria, detention is likely: The individual has a prior…

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  • 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 -
  • Going Local: Five Tips To Get Your Law Firm Website To Appear In Local Search Results

    … you can and should create content specific to the market you want to target. Not Seeing Results? Be Patient Search engine optimization is a long-term game. You’re not going to see a big difference overnight, but time is your friend. If you want to make sure you are optimized for local search or aren’t sure where to start with your SEO strategy, the digital marketing experts at Stacey E. Burke, P.C. can help. …

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