What I Learned Watching the Houston Astros

As a lifelong Astros fan (I grew up with Biggio, Bagwell, and the rest of the Killer B’s  in the Astrodome), watching them win the World Series for the first time in franchise  history in 2017 was a dream come true. I may or may not have worn an astros T-shirt to court under my jacket one day. Watching them …

Pleadings Are Not Court Orders

For the uninitiated, legal action (be it a divorce of child custody matter, contract dispute, or even criminal charges) is a foreign endeavor. Except for those of us mad enough to enter the legal profession, most people will only be involved in our legal system a handful of times, at most, during their lifetime. Unfortunately, this means that most people …

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Texas Limited Liability Company (LLC) Formation Documents

Overview Documenting a Texas LLC requires LLC members to think about numerous current and potential issues that may result during the lifetime of their business. Specifically, management, organizational, accounting, and taxation issues are common topics LLC members should consider. Generally, if an LLC gets sued, a plaintiff’s attorney will generally request the LLC’s company book and relevant documentation during the …

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Texas Knife Laws – 2018 Update

Texas Knife Laws – A Summary of the 2017 Legislative Changes On September 1, 2017, adults and minors can carry knives with a blade length less than 5.5 inches anywhere in the state of Texas. Adults can carry knives with a blade length over 5.5 inches anywhere in the state of Texas, unless it is listed in “location-restricted” in the …

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Estate Planning for Newlyweds: 5 Important Tips

ESTATE PLANNING FOR NEWLYWEDS Estate planning for newlyweds is typically the last thing a couple thinks about after the ink dries on a marriage license, but it is important aspect to consider as the couple begins their lives together.  Although this article might seem directed at young, first-time married couples, these five considerations can be applicable for people who marry, …

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Texas Concealed Carry in Church: When and Where Can You Carry?

Brief Description and Statutes Due to the manner in which Section 46.035 of the Texas Penal Code was written, especially in regard to the listed places in Section 46.035(b), much confusion has resulted as to whether Texas concealed carry in church is permissible.  Contrary to popular belief, churches and places of worship are not listed under Section 46.03 of the Texas Penal …

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Texas Open Carry Laws: Failure to ID (Part 2)

A question our office routinely encounters regarding Texas Open Carry laws is whether a Texas License to Carry (LTC) holder is legally required to present their LTC upon request by law enforcement or a magistrate.  The answer, though definitive, is complex with legislative history and potential legal pitfalls, especially since Texas Open Carry laws took effect in 2016. First, there …

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Texas Failure to ID Laws (Part 1)

Introduction Within the past four or five years, there has been an alarming number of instances where citizens come into contact with police officers that leads to arrests based on misinformation regarding Texas failure to ID statutes. More surprising is the lack of training for law enforcement officers on the specific instances in which they can make a valid arrest …