How Long Does Probate Take in Texas

Yahoo! Finance ran an article entitled “How Long Does Probate Take.” The article sets out several circumstances that can slow down the probate process. The article is not Texas-specific, so many of the circumstances do not really apply for probates in Texas or are more nuanced than mentioned in the article. The article provides an…Continue…

Pfizer: Vaccine Safe for Children

Parents of elementary school students in the Houston area felt welcome relief on Monday when Pfizer announced its vaccine is safe and effective for the 5- to 11-year-old age group. The findings represent a key step toward inoculating a younger population that so far is unprotected from the virus. Right now, only children 12 and…Continue…

Probate Claim vs. Probate Administration Expense

What does Texas law say about a creditor trying to collect a debt from someone who died? You may be surprised to learn that some debts can be erased as part of the probate process, somewhat like discharging debts in bankruptcy. The case of Ullrich v. Est. of Anderson, 740 S.W.2d 481 (Tex. App.‒Houston [1st…Continue…

Galveston County Reports its First COVID-Related Death in a Child

Kali Cook, a 4-year-old Galveston County girl, was running around her Bacliff home Monday, gleefully batting the fake red eyelashes her grandmother had given her for Labor Day. By 2 a.m., she had a fever. By morning she was gone. The 4-year old died of COVID-19 in her sleep Tuesday at 7 a.m., her mother…Continue…

Mom of Spurs Legend Tony Parker Hosting an Estate Sale

Spurs fans have a rare chance to own a Tony Parker collectible curated by his No. 1 fan: his mom. Vogt Auction, a San Antonio-based company, is helping basketball mom Pamela Firestone downsize before she moves back to Paris. The estate sale is taking place on site, at her North Central home, on Friday, August…Continue…

What Does the FDA’s Full Approval of the Pfizer Vaccine Mean?

The FDA announced on Monday the full approval of the Pfizer vaccine for those 16 and older. That means the vaccine has now undergone extensive review over a substantial period of time —more than six months —to ensure long-term safety, said Dr. Prathit Kulkarni, with infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine. A fully approved…Continue…

Only 27 ICU Beds Left in Houston’s Trauma Service Area

More than 10,000 Texans are hospitalized for COVID-19, according to data released by the Texas Department of State Health Services Tuesday afternoon. According to Tuesday’s report, 10,041 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 across the state of Texas on Monday, the highest rate since Feb. 4, as the delta variant continues to dominate new COVID-19 infections.…Continue…

San Antonio Nurse Killed in Crash with Wrong-Way Driver

A GoFundMe was created for the young 25-year-old San Antonio woman killed in a fiery wrong-way crash with a suspected drunken driver early Saturday. The crash occurred around 2:45 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 at Walzem Road when a wrong-way driver in a Ford 350 hit a Nissan Rogue, the San Antonio…Continue…

Hidalgo to Move Harris County Back to Highest COVID Threat Level

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on Thursday plans to return the county to the highest COVID-19 threat level and urge unvaccinated residents to stay home and avoid unnecessary contact with others, two officials said. She plans to make the announcement at a 1:00 p.m. news conference with Mayor Sylvester Turner The virus has significantly worsened…Continue…

Suspect in Shooting Death of Teen After Astros Game Surrenders

Houston police tracked the Buick LaCrosse from its sale to its fiery destruction, leading to the identification and arrest in the road rage death of a teen Astros fan. Gerald Williams was taken into custody Monday after surrendering downtown at the Houston Police Department headquarters. Williams was charged last week in the death of 17-year-old…Continue…