January 25, 2013, Number 3


The League is pleased to offer live and online seminars regarding the 2013 legislative session. Please go to www.tml.org and click on "Training" for more detailed information...


State Budget Takes More from Local Libraries and Firefighters
The House and Senate both released their proposed state budgets last week. The proposals will serve as a starting point for negotiations throughout the session...  


House Committee on Natural Resources Releases Interim Report 

The following is a brief summary of the House Committee on Natural Resources interim report, which is available online at http://www.house.state.tx.us/committees/reports/...


Sunset Process Draws to a Close
The Sunset Advisory Commission is an independent state agency that periodically reviews other state agencies to determine whether those agencies should remain...

Water Conservation Plan Annual Report

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has developed new forms and tutorials for utilities to use in submitting Water Conservation Plan Annual Reports...


What's Going on at the Capitol?

And they're off! Literally. Both chambers convened for a week before taking a week off for Presidential inaugural festivities and Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations...


What's Your Area of Expertise or Interest? Join Your Favorite E-List

The TML staff has been gathering e-mail addresses from city officials (elected or appointed) who are willing to provide testimony during the 2013 legislative session, ... 


City-Related Bills Filed


.pdf Version: TML Legislative Update Number 3


It's Time for Show and Tell: Apply for a Texas Municipal League Municipal Excellence Award

The Texas Municipal League Municipal Excellence Awards recognize and encourage the achievements of Texas cities in meeting the challenge of municipal government. The competition is divided into two population categories-cities less than 25,000 in population and cities over 25,000 in population. Within each of the two population categories, there are five subject categories-management innovations, communication programs, city spirit, public safety, and public works. The deadline to submit applications is June 8, 2013.


You're Invited to Join TML's Newest Listserv-YouthNet

When you register for TML's newest listserv, YouthNet, you are connecting to a community of city officials who are engaging their city's most critical resource-youth. Join YouthNet today to collaborate on youth-focused city initiatives, projects, and issues. YouthNet is a complimentary service open to all TML member city officials. If you have questions or need assistance in signing up, please contact TML staff at 512-231-7400 or solutions@tml.org.


TML Centennial Book

Order your own personal copy of the TML Centennial Book today for $50, and get ready to take a walk with us down memory lane. One-hundred years in the making, this hardback, coffee table book is packed full of photos that celebrate our member cities and affiliates.


Region 9
January 31, 2013

TML Regional Officers' Training
February 1, 2013

Region 4
February 8, 2013

Region 8
February 21, 2013
North Richland Hills

Region 16
February 28, 2013

Region 11
March 7, 2013
Region 2
April 18, 2013
For more information on a specific meeting, contact rpitts@tml.org.

February 1-3

Februrary 4

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