TRLA Press Release Archive

For copies of the documents listed please contact TRLA Communications Director Cynthia Martinez at or 512.374.2764.







  • 12/22/06 Court of Appeals Allows FEMA To Immediately Halt Housing Assistance To Katrina Survivors
  • 12/18/06 TRLA Files Complaint Against San Antonio Hospital For Refusing To Provide Emergency Care To Client
  • 12/13/06 TRLA Responds To Allegations Made By City of El Paso Regarding Pending Litigation On Behalf Of Mowad Street Residents
  • 11/29/06 Katrina Survivors Prevail Over FEMA: U.S. Judge Orders Restoration Of Housing Benefits For 11,000 Families
  • 11/03/06 TRLA Regional Public Defender Office Secures First Jury Trial Win
  • 10/05/06 Bringing Justice Home For 40 Years: Legal Aid’s 40th Anniversary in Austin Event
  • 09/12/06 Local Valley Bar Associations Launch “Community Justice Program” For Residents
  • 08/29/06 ACORN and Katrina Survivors Sue FEMA For Failing to State Its Reasons For Terminating Housing Benefits
  • 08/21/06 U.S. Citizen Settles Assault Case Against U.S. Border Patrol Official and U.S. Government
  • 08/04/06 TRLA Regional Public Defender Office Celebrates Grand Opening Event
  • 06/28/06 Abducted 9-Month-Old Child Recovered from Mexico: TRLA Reunites Mother and Son
  • 06/16/06 Colonia Residents Celebrate Independence from Contract for Deed Troubles
  • 06/08/06 Louisiana Bar Lauds TRLA for Hurricane Victim Assistance
  • 05/01/06 The Experiment Begins: First Regional Public Defender Office in Texas Opens
  • 05/01/06 District Judge Rules in Favor of TRLA Lawsuit Regarding Home Equity Loans; State of Texas Will Appeal
  • 03/31/06 Public Interest Groups Challenge Texas Police Bonds and Magistrate Evasion
  • 03/30/06 TRLA Signs Contract to Operate First Regional Public Defender Office in Texas
  • 01/06/06 Federal and Texas Labor Agencies Settle NAFTA Lawsuit in Favor of Latino Workers


  • 12/29/05 TRLA Eclipses $450,000 Fundraising Mark for Legal Efforts Supporting Katrina Evacuees
  • 11/08/05 Abducted 9-Month-Old Child Recovered from Mexico: TRLA Reunites Mother with Daughter
  • 10/04/05 TRLA Steps to Safety Crime Victims Project Receives $220,000 from State Attorney General
  • 09/20/05 TRLA Mobilizes Legal Efforts for Katrina Evacuees
  • 09/13/05 HUD Supports TRLA Efforts to Spur Economic Development
  • 05/24/05 TRLA Receives $375,000 Grant from Marguerite Casey Foundation
  • 04/15/05 EPA Honors Farmworker Justice Fund and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.