Notices and Announcements

2022 TCAA Fall Conference in San Antonio

The Texas City Attorneys Association (TCAA) Fall Conference will be held in conjunction with the TML Annual Conference and Exhibition on October 6 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio.

Topics include:

  • Abating the Worst of the Worst Nuisance Properties 
  • Sign Regulation 
  • Bankruptcy in the Municipal Context 
  • Economic Development Case Studies 
  • Insurance: The Costs of Contracting 
  • Recent Federal Cases of Interest 
  • Fourth Amendment Excessive Force Claims 
  • Literary Challenges and the First Amendment 
  • Ethics: Third Party Communications 

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION about registration and housing. Note: The schedule for the TCAA program is under “Affiliate Programs,” and most attorneys who will not be attending the entire TML Annual Conference and Exhibition will want to choose the “one-day registration” option, starting at $195.

TCAA to Fill Board Position on October 6, 2022

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 Evelyn Njuguna 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 26, 2022.

TML Risk Pool Local Official’s Stronger, Together Podcast Series:  The Latest Episodes

  • Episode 10c: First Responder Workers’ Compensation BenefitsThe Facts

The Texas Observer recently asserted that the TML Risk pool mistreated three first responders when it disputed their benefits. Please join Scott as he guides you through a brief explanation of the facts surrounding worker’s compensation beneficiary disputes in the special, nine-minute Episode 10c of the STP Series

  • Episode 17: Temporary Custodians – Public Information on Private Devices and Accounts

Do you use your personal cell phone, tablet, or computer to conduct city business? If so, you are a “temporary custodian” of work-related information you create, receive, or send. And if you don’t manage it properly, you could be subject to criminal penalties – up to six months in jail and/or $1,000 fine.  Please join Scott as he guides you through what’s required in Episode 17 of the STP Series

  • Episode 16: Are You Prepared: Before, During, and After the Storm

As hurricane season begins, please join Scott as he and a special guest discuss in Episode 16 of the STP Series: (1) the most important aspect of preparing for and recovering from damage caused by a hurricane, including several beneficial documents; and (2) a video of a comprehensive workshop presentation on the subject.

  • Episode 15e: STP Special Video Report Series: 2022 Rerates – An Interview with Executive Director Jeff Thompson

In this special five-episode series, you can either watch (by clicking on the YouTube link) or listen in the traditional podcast format (by clicking the Listen Now button). The series provides an explanation of the major rate drivers and their effect on your 2022 rerates. In this episode, Scott interviews Jeff Thompson (Risk Pool Executive Director) to get Jeff’s thoughts on the state of the Pool, rerates, and more. 

S.B. 2 Tax Rate Setting Resources

A pre-recorded TML webinar addressing the city property tax rate setting process following the passage of S.B. 2 in 2019, with additional insight into the impact of state legislation passed in 2021, is available here. (MCLE credit is not available for this session.) Tax and budget deadline memos and an updated explanatory Q&A are available here.

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

2021 Fall Conference, 2022 Riley Fletcher Seminar, and 2022 Summer 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 the videos from the conferences in a singlesession format. Viewing a session allows attorneys to receive participatory CLE credit with the State Bar. To view these seminars, please visit (Use the case-sensitive password “FreeCLE” to gain access to the sessions.)

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