Mark Sparks

It took roughly a dozen years, but David and Sue James finally had their day in court to seek recovery for damage caused to their home in 2005’s Hurricane Rita.

Parties selected a jury from a pool of 60 on Tuesday, Feb. 22, in Jefferson County Judge Justin Sanderson’s 60th District Court and proceeded to commence a trial that lasted longer than a week to hear.

In the end, the plaintiffs won – mostly.


The legal acumen of a group of Jefferson County’s brightest future lawyers was on full display Saturday, Feb. 15, at the 35th annual Texas High School Mock Trial Competition.