Fraud Alert Issued for Texas For Profit Proprietary Schools

An investigation recently found that for-profit colleges, also called proprietary colleges, are devising scrupulous recruiting practices that target single parents and low-income wage earners. These colleges then rake in federal funding by inflating their tuition costs to receive Federal Student Aid and Pell Grants. For-profit colleges’ are growing rapidly because two-year community colleges are becoming …

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First Transgender Judge in Texas History Arrives in Court

Phyllis Frye, formerly Philip Randolph Frye, recently became Texas’ first transgender judge. Frye was appointed by Houston Mayor Annise Parker, and unanimously approved by city council, to Associate Municipal Judge on November 17, marking an historical event for the transgender legal community. Frye has been an active legal advocate and activist for the transgender community, …

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Do Not Be Surprised If Employers Fire Over Facebook Statuses Warns Dallas Attorney

With  all the news covered about family law cases and employment law cases  where social networking sites are used as evidence, federal authorities  have deemed it illegal, in a first case of its kind, to fire someone  over posts they made on their Facebook account concerning their employer  or workplace. In  one employment case, a …

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Two Dallas Companies Cited for Lead Exposure

OSHA cited two Dallas companies, Fortune Plastic and Metal Texas LLC, for allegedly repeating violations of exposing certain employees to lead. They failed health and safety inspections at their worksites and are facing $125,000 in penalties. A complaint was made alleging the companies were exposing their workers to lead after the workers were found to …

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