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Amarillo is the fourteenth largest city in the state of Texas by population and is the largest in the Texas Panhandle. During the 19th century, the city grew significantly as a cattle city because of the easy access to the railroad. In addition, the city was also once known as the "Helium Capital of the World" because it had one of the most productive helium fields in the world.
When you think that you need assistance with a legal issue in Amarillo, there are a number of talented Amarillo lawyers that are ready to help out. These attorneys can work with you on many legal issues such as personal injury, bankruptcy, tax, real estate, wills, DUI, assault, arson, speeding tickets, automobile accidents, contracts, divorce, child custody and more.
A judge hearing a case about a strip club tax recently removed herself from hearing the case because she claimed to have a conflict of interest. The lawsuit was originally brought by the owners of an Amarillo strip club and challenged the constitutionality of charging patrons of the nude clubs a $5 tax. The judge hearing the case said that she may have been present in the legislature when they were discussing this "pole tax," and that she must remove herself from the trial. The owners of the Amarillo club claim that the tax is an unconstitutional occupation tax.
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