November 15, 2013, Number 40


.pdf Version: TML Legislative Update Number 40


The Beaumont Court of Appeals is the first Texas appellate court to address how the U.S. Supreme Court's holding in Shelby County v. Holder impacts a Texas political subdivision's election. ...

Training for Newly Elected Officials on December 13

Newly elected officials must become familiar with a variety of important topics quickly. The December 13 Newly Elected City Officials' Workshop in Austin is designed with you in mind; it will give you a better understanding of your role on the governing team and increase your knowledge of the fundamental and critical issues you will face in the months ahead. Topics covered in this one-day workshop include council-staff relations, parliamentary procedure, open meetings, public information, finance, and ethics. Register now!


Local Border Security Program (LBSP) - Grant Funding Opportunity

The Texas Homeland Security State Administrative Agency (THSSAA) is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 LBSP Program Guide. These are State funds appropriated by the Texas Legislature for border security.  The purpose of the LBSP-14 is to support overtime and operational costs for increased patrol and investigative capacity for certified peace officers and law enforcement support personnel conducting border security operations.


The 2014 LBSP Program Guide (Application Kit) and forms can be found on the Texas Department of Public Safety website here.


Key LBSP Dates


Application Start Date: November 8, 2013

Application Due Date: December 13, 2013

Anticipated Funding Allocation Date: January 13, 2014

Anticipated Award Date: January 17, 2014


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View and Order 2013 TML Annual Conference and Exhibition Photos

We hope you had a productive and fun time at the 2013 TML Annual Conference and Exhibition. You can now view and order photos taken during the conference by visiting Under "Recent Photos," click the "Show All" button. The password is TML2013. If you prefer not to register, please select "Continue." Enjoy!

Region 10
December 10, 2013
Jan 30-31Texas City Management Association William "King" Cole Session 1
Feb 7-9TML Elected Officials' Conference
San Antonio
Feb 22-23Texas Youth Advisory Commission Summit
Feb 27-28Texas City Management Clinic
Feb 28TML Small Cities' Problem-Solving Clinic
Meadows Place

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