Typically, the Houston, Harris County Criminal Justice Center is a beehive of activity on a Monday morning. To my surprise, after walking through the tunnel at the 1401 Congress garage the courthouse was very quiet. The dockets seemed much smaller then normal in the courts that I visited today. Perhaps, they coordinators anticipated some time with their kids since most public were closed today.
Additionally, when I arrived at my Houston Galleria Office it was equally quiet. Our office was the only one that was opened on our floor. I should have anticipated that the Cheesecake Factory, where we decided to have lunch, would be packed with families because of the holiday.