Peace bonds in Texas require individuals to refrain from certain offensive or harmful activities for a period of one year. These peace bonds serve as one of three types of protective orders issued by a magistrate or lega... More »

The Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville and the Allan B. Polunsky Unit in Livingston are two famous prisons in Texas. The Huntsville Unit, which opened in 1849, is the oldest state prison in Texas. The Polunsky Unit h... More »

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As of 2015, a life sentence in Texas means that a person is ordered to serve 40 years in prison before he becomes eligible for parole. Prior to the introduction of the 40-year rule, inmates convicted of capital crimes we... More »

Texas noise laws vary by locale; for instance, relevant Dallas city statutes forbid the sounding of horns and similar devices by automobiles and other vehicles except to warn of danger, while Houston city ordinances rest... More »

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There is no one Texas prison associated with more executions than any other, but more executions take place in Harris County than in any other county in the state. As of 2014, Harris County has executed 122 people. More »

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As of November 2014, a Texas notary must complete Form 2301, obtain a surety bond for $10,000 and pay a filing fee of $21 to be commissioned. Requirements include being a minimum of 18 years of age, being a Texas residen... More »

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Basic requirements to be a notary public in Texas are to be at least 18 years of age and to possess a $10,000 surety bond. Prospective Texas notaries public also must not have been convicted of a felony or a crime of mor... More »

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