February 08, 2013, Number 5

Municipal Government Day at State Capitol
On February 4, the Texas Senate and the Texas House of Representatives recognized city officials by adopting S.R. 34 (Seliger/Watson) and H.C.R. 33 (Larson)...

Update: CCR Reporting

In last week's Legislative Update, the League reported that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a memo authorizing municipal water systems to deliver annual...

TML Legislators of the Month for January

Representative Allan Ritter (R - Nederland) and Senator Troy Fraser (R - Horseshoe Bay) are the TML Legislators of the Month for January 2013.  Representative Ritter...

Speaker Announces House Committee Membership

The speaker has appointed House committees for the 2013 session. For a full list, please click here.

2013 Legislative Training Series

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...


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 7, 2013.


Texas Municipal League Institute (TMLI)

Now is the time for elected officials to set the goal of obtaining certification through the Texas Municipal League Institute (TMLI). TMLI is a voluntary certification program for elected officials in TML member cities and is sponsored by the Texas Municipal League and the Association of Mayors, Councilmembers and Commissioners (AMCC). The highest level of recognition an elected official can obtain is Certified Municipal Official (CMO). 


A Guide to Becoming a City Official - 2013 Edition Now Available

Effective service as an elected official requires dedication, knowledge, and a substantial commitment in time. This booklet is designed to familiarize candidates with the responsibilities of city elected office.


Order updated copies of the booklet by e-mailing the TML Member Services Department. Please include your mailing address and the number of booklets you would like to receive. The booklets are available at no charge to TML member cities.

Region 4
February 8, 2013
Region 8
February 21, 2013
North Richland Hills
Meeting Information
Region 16
February 28, 2013
Region 11
March 7, 2013
Region 10
March 21, 2013

Region 3
March 28, 2013
Region 14
April 4, 2013
Region 2
April 18, 2013

Region 15
April 25, 2013
Region 3
June 27, 2013
Region 3
September 19, 2013
For more information on a specific meeting, contact rpitts@tml.org.
February 16-17

February 21-22
Salado   SOLD OUT

February 21-22

February 27

February 28-March 1

March 11

March 21-22

March 21-22
March 22
April 14-17
Government Finance Officers Association of Texas Spring Institute

May 22-24
Texas Municipal Utilities Association Annual Conference
College Station

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