Tag Archives: Galveston
Galveston Lawsuit Is Writing on the Wall for Other Counties that Haven’t Ended ‘Wealth-Based Detention’
The lawsuit is now one of several across Texas seeking to end the practice of keeping people in jail just because they’re poor.
Last summer, the ACLU of Texas warned that Galveston County operates an unconstitutional bail system. In a letter to county officials, ACLU staff attorney Trish...Read More
A weakening El Niño, assisted by climate change, is driving scorching temperatures in Texas.
El Niño usually cools us down, but this year, climate change was stronger than the periodic weather phenomenon, scorching the west and heating up the coast....Read More
Mere months after the U.S. Supreme Court declawed the Voting Rights Act, at least three Texas counties are experiencing unchecked power grabs. ...Read More
Five years after Hurricane Ike, only 41 percent of all the homes have been rebuilt or rehabilitated using federal aid. Not a single unit of public housing has b...Read More