Notices and Announcements

Volume 15, Issue 8

In memoriam: John F. Boyle, Jr.

John F. Boyle, Jr. passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020. Throughout his almost sixty years of practicing law, John represented cities and other governmental entities as both general and bond counsel, including the Cities of Grapevine and Hurst. John was a Member of the Texas House of Representatives from Dallas County from 1971-1973.

Prior to establishing Boyle & Lowry, John was a founding partner of Hutchison, Boyle, Brooks, and Fisher which handled all aspects of municipal and local government law and public finance. In 1995, he formed the law firm of Boyle & Lowry, L.L.P., with his partner Stan Lowry aided by Kitty his amazing wife who stood by his side and managed the office for its first twenty-five years. John thoroughly enjoyed the practice of law and felt blessed to work with his clients, who he considered as close to family as you could have. John was continually amazed that he was able to do what he loved while working hard for such wonderful people. John was well respected and maintained an active law practice almost until the end of his life. John’s tireless civic involvement included the City and school district, and most certainly coffee shop counsel on issues of the day.

In memory of John, donations may be made to Irving Cares at P.O. Box 177425, Irving, Texas 75017-7425 (972)721-9181 and/or the Baylor Scott and White Irving Foundation at Visit here for more details.

TCAA 2020 Virtual Fall Conference: TCAA Members Attend for Free

The Texas City Attorneys Association Virtual Fall Conference will be held on October 15, 2020.

The conference is FREE for TCAA members and $80 for non-members. Register here.

Attorneys can earn up to 5.25 MCLE hours, including .5 ethics hour.

Topics include:

  • Qualified Immunity
  • Human Resources and COVID-19
  • Redistricting
  • Preemption
  • Sign Regulation
  • Municipal Court Best Practices
  • Religion in the Workplace
  • And more!

TCAA to Fill Board Positions on October 15, 2020

Those interested in applying for a place on the board of the Texas City Attorneys Association should fill out an application and return it via email to Christy Drake-Adams at Application forms are available here and under the “About TCAA” tab, “Board of Directors” section, on the TCAA website at Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on August 21, 2020.

IMLA 2020 Virtual Annual Conference: TCAA Members Attend for Free

Register today for IMLA’s Virtual 85th Annual Conference. The schedule is available here. Registration details are available here.

In honor of Tyrone Cooper, Beaumont City Attorney, becoming IMLA President, the TCAA Board has authorized funds for TCAA members to attend the conference for FREE. This pricing is available only until the approved funding is depleted. You can confirm that you are a member of TCAA by checking the TCAA Online Membership Directory.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Heather Ford at 512-231-7400 or

2020 City Tax and Budget Resources

A pre-recorded TML webinar addressing the basics of SB 2 is available here. (MCLE credit is not available for this session.) Tax and Budget Deadline Memos and an explanatory Q&A are available here. Guidance from the comptroller is available here, including worksheets and notice forms

TCAA Online Membership Directory

Looking to find the contact information for a fellow TCAA member? You can find it using the TCAA membership directory, available here:

IMLA Membership

Membership with IMLA doesn’t just mean discounts to their events. It’s much more than that. Click here to view a quick video about IMLA membership.

Continuing Legal Education

2020 Summer Conference, 2020 Riley Fletcher, and 2019 TCAA Fall Conference

These TCAA online seminars are FREE, allowing TCAA members who are city attorneys, assistant city attorneys, or attorneys who regularly practice municipal law to view each video from the conference in a singlesession format. Viewing a session allows attorneys to receive participatory CLE credit with the State Bar. To view available seminars, please visit (Use the case-sensitive password “FreeCLE” to gain access to the sessions.)

If you would like to have an article considered for publication in the TCAA newsletter, please send your request to Christy Drake-Adams at