Monthly Archives: August 2017

San Antonio Texas Solar Eclipse 2017

Tomorrow a total solar eclipse will cross the United States. San Antonio will get about 65% partial eclipse. The eclipse will begin around 11:40 AM and max at 1:10 PM. It will end by 2:39 PM. The weather will be partly cloudy tomorrow with a high around 92. It will be a partial eclipse for Texas so special Solar Glasses will be required. Protect your eyes and be safe. The next total eclipse will be April 8th, 2024 and will be visible from Texas to Maine.

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Texas Tax-Free Weekend August 11 – 13, 2017

This weekend is the Texas Sales Tax Holiday.

The law exempts most clothing, footwear, and school supplies under $100 from sales tax. The exemption applies to all sales on qualifying items made during the weekend. Purchases can be made online, by mail, by phone and also on layaway plans.

Below is an example of items and clothing that qualify for the sales tax holiday:

Pens, pencils, markers, highlighters, crayons, chalk, pencil sharpeners, erasers, pencil boxes, backpacks, messenger bags, lunch boxes, protractors, tape, school supply boxes, loose leaf paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, construction paper, poster board, legal pads, composition books, notebooks, index cards and boxes, glue, paste, glue sticks, compasses, binders, calculators, folders, rulers, and scissors.

Clothing items under $100 each including, caps and hats, jogging apparel, sweatsuits, neckwear, ties, shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters, underclothes, suits, dresses, slacks, jeans, pants, trousers, shorts, jackets, coats, swimwear, hosiery, baby clothes, belts, gloves, diapers, pajamas, raincoats and ponchos, robes, shoes, sandals, slippers, cowboy and hiking boots, and socks.

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Texas Bar College

I recently attended the Texas Bar College Summer School Continuing Legal Education Conference in Galveston, Texas where I became a member of the Texas Bar College. It is an honor and privilege to be a member of this honorary society of lawyers. The Texas Bar College is the only organization in the United States that honors and recognizes attorneys who are committed to their legal education well after law school.

After being established as a committee of the Texas State Bar by the Texas Supreme Court on December 14, 1981, the Bar College has had a rich history of lawyers who have maintained and enhanced their professional skills by voluntarily attending continuing legal education classes even before the mandatory continuing legal education rules were enacted that required Texas lawyers to attend a minimum of fifteen (15) hours each year. In 2001, the Texas Supreme Court amended the 1981 order and re-established the Texas Bar College as a separate bar-related entity. Today the Bar College recognizes its members for their professionalism and contributions to continuing legal education.

The Bar College’s mission is to:

  1. recognize and encourage lawyers, paralegals and judges who maintain and enhance their professional skills and the quality of their service to the public by significant voluntary participation in legal education;
  2. promote among members of the State Bar and the general public the educational and public purposes of the College and its members;
  3. recognize and encourage outstanding service to the legal profession and the public; and
  4. to sponsor or otherwise assist in educational activities of significant merit and widespread relevance and applicability to the legal profession.

To become a member of the Bar College, I had to acquire 80 hours of continuing education hours over the past three years and will have to acquire 30 hours each year to maintain my membership. I am proud to be a member of such a prestigious organization. As a former educator, I recognize the importance of continuing my education and keeping abreast of the latest changes in the law in order to provide the best legal representation to my clients.

2017 San Antonio Texas Bar College