Jury Will Get Paid More

Beginning next year, Texans will get a little more money for serving on a jury.

Right now, Texans only receive $6 a day to serve on the jury. In 2006, they will get paid $40 a day. That is a $34 increase after more than half a century.

According to the National Center for State Court, Texas rates among the bottom when it comes to jury pay. The $6 a day rate has been in place since 1954. Before then, it was only $4 a day.