Legal Profiles

Dr. Lori’s Yard Sale Tips

Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori By Dr. Lori Verderame Are you considering taking all that old junk out of the basement or attic and selling it to buyers on your front lawn or out of your garage? Here are only some, emphasis on some, of my tips for making the most of your yard sale. When people are hosting a yard sale, they realize quickly that not only can the stuff become overwhelming, but […]

Is There a Time Limit for Filing a Personal Injury Claim?

Did you know that, according to a recent study, only about 29% of individuals are aware of the time limits for filing a personal injury claim? Understanding the statute of limitations is worthy of attention when it comes to seeking legal redress for injuries sustained by others. If you or a family member recently sustained a physical injury and/or economic loss because of another party’s actions, you can seek accountability for their actions with a […]

Sue West Personal Journey to Elite Personal Injury Attorney

The West Law Office 738 S. Highway 6, Suite 180, Houston, TX 77079 281-347-3247 Sue West Personal Journey to Elite Personal Injury Attorney Sue West owner of the West Law Office, PLLC. did not follow a traditional, straight-line path on her journey to becoming a recognized and successful personal injury attorney. She has helped her clients obtain significant awards for financial damages imposed upon them wrongfully by others ranging from individuals to corporations. With […]


All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch, the Fulshear Branch, and the Mission Bend Branch, will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth. Regular library hours will resume on Thursday, June 20. Your online library is always open at for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies or music, downloading e-books, or using the research databases. For more information, contact the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

Plastic Free EcoChallenge

July 1 – 31, online Plastic pollution now contaminates the deepest trenches in the ocean, the highest mountain peaks, and even the air we breathe. Microplastics have been found in human blood, lungs, breast milk and placentas.  Plastic has entered the food chain, killing wildlife, and causing the average person to eat tens of thousands of microplastic particles every year. To learn more about this issue & take action to affect change, join one of the […]

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church to hold ribbon cutting ceremony for The Garden, a youth community center at Gethsemane United Methodist Church, Thursday, June 6 at 11 a.m.

WHAT: St. Luke’s United Methodist Church will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for The Garden at Gethsemane United Methodist Church in the Sharpstown/Gulfton area of Southwest Houston. This new community center will holistically serve youth and young adults ages 11-24 through a multitude of programs. The Garden, a two-story, 52,000 square-foot community center is designed around the interests and needs of one of the most diverse, and underserved, communities in Houston. It will also house […]

HHSC Reminds Regulated Providers to Update Emergency Preparedness Plans Before Hurricane Season

AUSTIN – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is urging health care facilities, child care operators and other providers to update their emergency response plans as the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts a range of eight to 13 hurricanes in the Atlantic basin this season. Of those, four to seven are expected to be major hurricanes of Category 3 or higher. An average Atlantic hurricane […]

FEMA Assistance for Texans

FEMA disaster assistance may provide funds for basic home repairs, rental of temporary housing and other uninsured expenses resulting from the storms and flooding that began April 26 in Texas. FEMA assistance is not a replacement for insurance. Housing Assistance Home Repair or Replacement: Money to help you repair or replace your home damaged by the disaster. For example, this may include addressing mold caused by the disaster, or money for hazard mitigation measures. Mitigation measures […]

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Now Available in Bell, Henderson, and Tyler Counties Due to Impacts of Recent Severe Weather

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) in three additional counties impacted by the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding that began on April 26. The amended Presidential Disaster Declaration now includes Bell, Calhoun, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Eastland, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Henderson, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Liberty, Montague, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, and Waller Counties. Workers and self-employed individuals in the designated counties who have been unable to […]

Disaster Recovery Centers Opening in Lamar, Polk Counties

AUSTIN — FEMA is opening Disaster Recovery Centers in Lamar and Polk counties June 1, to provide one-on-one help to Texans affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, flooding and straight-line winds that began April 26. The centers are located at: Lamar County Chisum Elementary School 3250 S. Church St Paris, TX 75460   Polk County Livingston Public Library 707 N. Tyler Avenue Livingston, TX 77351   The centers will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. […]