Who’s my landlord? That’s the question one McAllen woman is asking. The man she is paying rent to wants her to stay, but an attorney who she has never met served her with a notice to vacate. She called Five On Your Side to sort out the mess. To read the entire article and watch…
Twenty-three Texans claim in court that Pioneer Hi-Bred International paid them less than minimum wage for detasseling corn in Indiana under threat that “taking a bathroom break or stopping to drink water would affect their end-of-season bonus.” To read the entire article, click here.
Thelma Williams, 79, could lose the home she has lived in since 1982. In December, Champion Mortgage, a subsidiary of Nationstar Mortgage, filed a reverse mortgage foreclosure application despite Williams’ attempts to pay delinquent property tax and insurance payments. To read the entire article, click here.
Contact: Cynthia Martinez, Communications Director * 512-374-2764 * firstname.lastname@example.org EL PASO, Texas – May 9, 2014 – Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) has received a grant of $1321 from the El Paso Bar Foundation to support an educational initiative aimed at empowering the El Paso homeless community with knowledge of their legal rights.
A Cameron County man says the housing authority where he lives with his wife and children is violating his rights. He claims they are asking for private information with no explanation. Rigoberto Guajardo called 5 On Your Side for help. To read the entire story and watch the news broadcast, click here.
Chile pickers in New Mexico who perform work that is as precarious as it is exhausting — and who are victims of an epidemic of wage theft, as In These Times and The Investigative Fund reported in December — have won a tentative victory. For years, contratistas (labor contractors) and growers in New Mexico believed they were exempt from paying…
Contact: Cynthia Martinez, Communications Director * 512-374-2764 * email@example.com WESLACO, Texas – April 24, 2014 – The Texas Bar Foundation has awarded a grant of $9,220 to Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) in support of a new educational program aimed at empowering and educating migrant farmworkers on their legal rights.
The Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association and Foundation will host their annual Grants and Awards Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 22 at the Four Seasons Hotel. To read the entire blog, click here.