Tribpedia: Steve Wolens

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Steve Wolens is a Dallas attorney and former Democratic state legislator. Wolens, who is married to former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller, now represents clients in class-action and commercial litigation claims with the firm McKool Smith.

During his 24 years in the Texas House, Wolens authored legislation on ethics reform, antitrust laws and electric deregulation.

As an attorney, Wolens has been ...

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After Grave Is Moved, Regulations Are Scrutinized

A photograph of Marcos Guerra at the gravesite in San Benito, Texas.
A photograph of Marcos Guerra at the gravesite in San Benito, Texas.

In October 2001, Marcos Guerra’s wife and three daughters laid him to rest at the cemetery in San Benito where members of his family had been buried for three decades. Almost four years later, they were at his graveside again, burying him a second time, after the cemetery moved his body without their permission and exhumed his remains. Now the family’s legal battle with one of the largest funeral services providers in North America, which has faced class-action lawsuits in several states, has reached the Texas Supreme Court — and is raising questions about the state’s regulation of after-life care.

Barbara Ann Radnofsky campaign photo
Barbara Ann Radnofsky campaign photo

Candidates Scurry as Filing Deadline Approaches

Democrats are still talking about who'll fill out their statewide ticket, and it doesn't look like they'll know by the end of the week. Republicans might not see everyone's filing this week, but expect all of their non-judicial statewide incumbents to file for reelection.