August 23, 2013 Number 32

.pdf Version: TML Legislative Update Number 32


As reported in last week's Legislative Update, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has sent a letter to cities with a population of more than 50,000 ...


The League recently summarized almost 300 bills passed during the recent legislative session that affect cities in some way. A complete list of those bills is available ...


Last month, the League unveiled its "Payday Lending Clearinghouse" webpage. The page, available at, includes the pleadings in each lawsuit ...





2013 TML Annual Conference and Exhibition, October 8-11 in Austin

Plans are well underway to ensure the 2013 TML Annual Conference and Exhibition is overflowing with quality concurrent sessions, inspiring and informative keynote presentations, helpful experts in our exhibit hall, and plenty of time for networking with your colleagues across the state. One event you don't want to miss out on is the Friday Women in Government Breakfast. Secure your ticket today, for a must-see presentation that is sure to sell out.  


Women in Government Breakfast (Friday, October 11, 7:30 a.m. (separate ticketed event))

Marie Lopez Rogers, Mayor, City of Avondale, Arizona and President, National League of Cities

Mayor Rogers grew up working side-by-side with her parents in small migrant farm labor camps. But she persisted in her belief that if you worked hard enough, you could rise above your circumstances and disadvantages.


Sponsored by: Texas Municipal Clerks Association, Inc.


Register for the conference now.


If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsorship, please visit our Exhibition and Sponsorship websites.


Legal Q&A Index

In each issue of the Texas Town & City magazine, a TML attorney addresses common or emerging legal topics in the Legal Q & A feature. An index of this popular feature can be accessed online in the Legal Research section of the TML website. If the index doesn't shed light on a question you have, TML member city officials can always contact the TML Legal Department for help. For information on contacting a TML attorney and to explore other online legal resources, go to the Ask a TML Attorney page on the TML website.


TML Business Service Partner Spotlight: BuyBoard-Cooperative Purchasing Program

Before purchasing items for your city, consider BuyBoard, a cooperative purchasing program administered by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). Everything on BuyBoard has been competitively bid and awarded based on Texas statutes, which saves your city money and time. For a full description of the valuable services our partners provide, visit the TML Business Service Partner page on the TML website.


Know of a Great Environmental Project?

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is seeking applications and nominations for the 21st Annual Texas Environmental Excellence Awards (TEEA). The submission deadline is October 4, 2013. For more information, including the application process, visit the TEEA website

Region 5September 4, 2013
Wichita Falls
Meeting Information
Region 11September 12, 2013
Aransas Pass
Meeting Information
Region 16September 12, 2013
Port Arthur
Meeting Information
Region 13

September 13, 2013
Grand Prairie

Meeting Information

Region 15

September 18, 2013

Region 3September 19, 2013
Region 8September 26, 2013

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