U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas The Southern District of Texas, headquartered in Houston, has five branch offices in Corpus Christi, Brownsville, McAllen, Laredo and Victoria.

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Crane company agrees to pay more than $4.5M to resolve lawsuit for non-compliance with Military Specifications#hounews h...
10/06/2021
Crane company agrees to pay more than $4.5M to resolve lawsuit for non-compliance with Military Specifications

Crane company agrees to pay more than $4.5M to resolve lawsuit for non-compliance with Military Specifications
#hounews
https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdtx/pr/crane-company-agrees-pay-more-45m-resolve-lawsuit-non-compliance-military

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Texas FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, October 6, 2021 Crane company agrees to pay more than $4.5M to resolve lawsuit for non-compliance with Military Specifications HOUSTON – Crane Company has agreed to pay to the United States t...

Texas plastics corporation will pay nearly $3M for violating Clean Air Act#hounews https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdtx/pr/...
09/13/2021
Texas plastics corporation will pay nearly $3M for violating Clean Air Act

Texas plastics corporation will pay nearly $3M for violating Clean Air Act
#hounews
https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdtx/pr/texas-plastics-corporation-will-pay-nearly-3m-violating-clean-air-act

Formosa Plastics Corporation has agreed to pay $2.85 million in civil penalties and improve its risk management program to resolve alleged violations of the Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA) at their petrochemical manufacturing plant in Point Comfort.

As this day draws to a close, we all must #NeverForget the important aspect of #September11 - the will and strength of t...
09/12/2021

As this day draws to a close, we all must #NeverForget the important aspect of #September11 - the will and strength of the American people. Just as these everyday citizens, strangers, banded together to fight against their hijackers, we… as a country, came together.

As this day draws to a close, we all must #NeverForget the important aspect of #September11 - the will and strength of the American people. Just as these everyday citizens, strangers, banded together to fight against their hijackers, we… as a country, came together.

As a hearing officer for the Victims of 9/11 Compensation Fund, I spoke to many survivors. After hearing from each victi...
09/12/2021

As a hearing officer for the Victims of 9/11 Compensation Fund, I spoke to many survivors. After hearing from each victim, I learned they were ordinary people doing extraordinary things to get as many people out & to safety as they could.
~A/USA Lowery #September11 #NeverForget

As a hearing officer for the Victims of 9/11 Compensation Fund, I spoke to many survivors. After hearing from each victim, I learned they were ordinary people doing extraordinary things to get as many people out & to safety as they could.
~A/USA Lowery #September11 #NeverForget

In the 20 years since #September11 my sense of duty has grown stronger. I’m proud to be an American & to work here. I tr...
09/12/2021

In the 20 years since #September11 my sense of duty has grown stronger. I’m proud to be an American & to work here. I try to #NeverForget how precious life is & how, in one instant, it can change. Any day you don’t make the most of it, is just wasted. I try to remember that.
~SDTX Employee

In the 20 years since #September11 my sense of duty has grown stronger. I’m proud to be an American & to work here. I try to #NeverForget how precious life is & how, in one instant, it can change. Any day you don’t make the most of it, is just wasted. I try to remember that.
~SDTX Employee

Adulthood truly began #September11. Since then, I take life more seriously, especially my civic responsibility. My  expe...
09/12/2021

Adulthood truly began #September11. Since then, I take life more seriously, especially my civic responsibility. My experience is why chose public service. I feel responsible for contributing my time & talent toward the greater good of my community.
~SDTX Employee #NeverForget

Adulthood truly began #September11. Since then, I take life more seriously, especially my civic responsibility. My experience is why chose public service. I feel responsible for contributing my time & talent toward the greater good of my community.
~SDTX Employee #NeverForget

It took time for the carnage & trauma of #September11 to fully sink in, but the way our nation reacted made me proud. As...
09/12/2021

It took time for the carnage & trauma of #September11 to fully sink in, but the way our nation reacted made me proud. As divided as we can be on certain issues, you can’t attack 1 w/o “hearing” from ALL of us. We came together as a nation.
~SDTX Employee #NeverForget

It took time for the carnage & trauma of #September11 to fully sink in, but the way our nation reacted made me proud. As divided as we can be on certain issues, you can’t attack 1 w/o “hearing” from ALL of us. We came together as a nation.
~SDTX Employee #NeverForget

The events of #September11 made me more vigilant & appreciative of first responder sacrifices & people in uniform. I wil...
09/11/2021

The events of #September11 made me more vigilant & appreciative of first responder sacrifices & people in uniform. I will #NeverForget the brave souls who fought the terrorists. Public service took on a whole new meaning. We will never be the same.
~SDTX Employee

The events of #September11 made me more vigilant & appreciative of first responder sacrifices & people in uniform. I will #NeverForget the brave souls who fought the terrorists. Public service took on a whole new meaning. We will never be the same.
~SDTX Employee

The innumerable selfless acts which occurred #September11 & in the days, weeks, months & years since, reinforces my beli...
09/11/2021

The innumerable selfless acts which occurred #September11 & in the days, weeks, months & years since, reinforces my belief in the goodness of humankind and makes me even more proud to be an American.
~SDTX Employee #NeverForget

The innumerable selfless acts which occurred #September11 & in the days, weeks, months & years since, reinforces my belief in the goodness of humankind and makes me even more proud to be an American.
~SDTX Employee #NeverForget

@TheJusticeDept has successfully worked w/our  partners to prevent, disrupt & prosecute terrorism in the two decades sin...
09/11/2021

@TheJusticeDept has successfully worked w/our partners to prevent, disrupt & prosecute terrorism in the two decades since #September11 - work guided by the Constitution & our commitment to protecting individual rights/liberties.#NeverForget
https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/file/1431936/download

@TheJusticeDept has successfully worked w/our partners to prevent, disrupt & prosecute terrorism in the two decades since #September11 - work guided by the Constitution & our commitment to protecting individual rights/liberties.#NeverForget
https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/file/1431936/download

I realized after #September11 was what a wonderful & awesome country this was because the whole country was united more ...
09/11/2021

I realized after #September11 was what a wonderful & awesome country this was because the whole country was united more than I’d ever experienced in my lifetime.
~SDTX Employee #NeverForget

I realized after #September11 was what a wonderful & awesome country this was because the whole country was united more than I’d ever experienced in my lifetime.
~SDTX Employee #NeverForget

1 thing I will #NeverForget about #September11 - completely abandoned/desolate downtown. No people/cars on the streets, ...
09/11/2021

1 thing I will #NeverForget about #September11 - completely abandoned/desolate downtown. No people/cars on the streets, no planes/helicopters in the air. Businesses were closed. It was an eerie feeling. The direct impact was 1000 miles away, but we felt it here. ~SDTX Employee

1 thing I will #NeverForget about #September11 - completely abandoned/desolate downtown. No people/cars on the streets, no planes/helicopters in the air. Businesses were closed. It was an eerie feeling. The direct impact was 1000 miles away, but we felt it here. ~SDTX Employee

What I #NeverForget about #September11 is horror/disbelief & glued to TV. I prayed for lives lost & families; felt sorro...
09/11/2021

What I #NeverForget about #September11 is horror/disbelief & glued to TV. I prayed for lives lost & families; felt sorrow for the nation. Later, I felt pride seeing how everyone helped recover from the insane catastrophe & good we have toward our neighbors. ~SDTX Employee

What I #NeverForget about #September11 is horror/disbelief & glued to TV. I prayed for lives lost & families; felt sorrow for the nation. Later, I felt pride seeing how everyone helped recover from the insane catastrophe & good we have toward our neighbors. ~SDTX Employee

After the horrific attack, we as a country committed that America should never again face another terror attack on our h...
09/11/2021

After the horrific attack, we as a country committed that America should never again face another terror attack on our homeland of such immeasurable scope, & that we would seek justice for the victims and their families. ~A/USA Lowery #September11 #NeverForget #NationalSecurity

After the horrific attack, we as a country committed that America should never again face another terror attack on our homeland of such immeasurable scope, & that we would seek justice for the victims and their families. ~A/USA Lowery #September11 #NeverForget #NationalSecurity

As photos of the lost came to the surface, I saw the face of 2-yr-old Christine. My daughter was the same age & had the ...
09/11/2021

As photos of the lost came to the surface, I saw the face of 2-yr-old Christine. My daughter was the same age & had the same outfit she was wearing. I realized it could’ve been any of us. Her picture still sticks w/me to this day. ~SDTX Employee #September11 #NeverForget

As photos of the lost came to the surface, I saw the face of 2-yr-old Christine. My daughter was the same age & had the same outfit she was wearing. I realized it could’ve been any of us. Her picture still sticks w/me to this day. ~SDTX Employee #September11 #NeverForget

Please take time to #NeverForget victims & rescue workers who responded to the scene of the WTC, Pentagon & PA crash on ...
09/11/2021

Please take time to #NeverForget victims & rescue workers who responded to the scene of the WTC, Pentagon & PA crash on #September11…and those who lost their lives on that day. Take a moment reflect on what happened and where we are as a country.”
~A/USA Jennifer B. Lowery

Please take time to #NeverForget victims & rescue workers who responded to the scene of the WTC, Pentagon & PA crash on #September11…and those who lost their lives on that day. Take a moment reflect on what happened and where we are as a country.”
~A/USA Jennifer B. Lowery

It was only my 2nd day on the job-doing paperwork & my new boss ran in to tell me. I didn't move, didn’t think it was re...
09/11/2021

It was only my 2nd day on the job-doing paperwork & my new boss ran in to tell me. I didn't move, didn’t think it was real, was in shock. #September11 is hard-marks my anniversary proudly working for the U.S., but also the darkest day of my generation. #NeverForget ~SDTX employee

It was only my 2nd day on the job-doing paperwork & my new boss ran in to tell me. I didn't move, didn’t think it was real, was in shock. #September11 is hard-marks my anniversary proudly working for the U.S., but also the darkest day of my generation. #NeverForget ~SDTX employee

Nothing we can do or say can replace the loss so many endured that day. As we have changed as a nation & as a federal go...
09/11/2021

Nothing we can do or say can replace the loss so many endured that day. As we have changed as a nation & as a federal govt. since 9/11, at the Justice Dept. we mark this anniversary by remembering that we evolve most successfully when we build on our core foundations. ~AG Garland

Nothing we can do or say can replace the loss so many endured that day. As we have changed as a nation & as a federal govt. since 9/11, at the Justice Dept. we mark this anniversary by remembering that we evolve most successfully when we build on our core foundations. ~AG Garland

8 years ago today – a former school teacher was sentenced to 20 years in prison for possession and distribution of child...
09/03/2021
Former HISD Elementary Teacher Heads to Prison for 20 Years on Child Po*******hy Convictions

8 years ago today – a former school teacher was sentenced to 20 years in prison for possession and distribution of child po*******hy #FlashbackFriday #fbf
https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdtx/pr/former-hisd-elementary-teacher-heads-prison-20-years-child-po*******hy-convictions

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Texas FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 3, 2013 Former HISD Elementary Teacher Heads to Prison for 20 Years on Child Po*******hy Convictions HOUSTON – A 53-year-old Houston resident has been ordered to federal prison follow...

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