Notices and Announcements

Volume 13, Issue 2

Register now for the TCAA Disaster Recovery, Mitigation, and Procurement Workshop

The Texas City Attorneys Association is teaming up with FEMA and TDEM to present a free Disaster Recovery, Mitigation, and Procurement Workshop on April 9.  The workshop will be held at the Texas Municipal Center, 1821 Rutherford Lane, Austin.  You can register now at Due to the limited space and high interest, we expect the workshop to fill up quickly, so please don’t delay!!

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

Ballinger City Attorney Resigns After SIXTY Years of Service

According to the Runnels County Register, “[o]n November 29, 1957, upon motion by L. A. Faubion, the Ballinger City Commission appointed Everett J. “Ebb” Grindstaff as city attorney with a retainer fee of $50 per month for his term of office. Each city council since that time has seen fit to continue his service as city attorney, and his term has continued for over 60 years. Grindstaff, 86, has been licensed for 63 years and is still a practicing attorney in Ballinger.”

To read a great article detailing his service, go to:

State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) Supreme Court Midterm Webinar

States and local governments anxiously await the Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair. In this case the Court may allow states and local governments to require retailers with no in-state physical presence to collect sales tax. Since last fall the Court has also agreed to rule on the third travel ban, another partisan gerrymandering case, and a number of First Amendment free speech cases. And the Court has already decided two cases where the District of Columbia was a party. Discuss these and other cases of interest to states and local governments with Loren L. AliKhan, Acting Solicitor General of the District of Columbia, who argued one of the cases involving D.C., Charles Rothfeld, Mayer Brown, who wrote the SLLC amicus brief in one of the free speech cases, and Kenneth Jost, author of Supreme Court Yearbook and Jost on Justice.

Date:     March 15

Time:     12:00 PM Central


This webinar is FREE and open to the public. If you can’t make this day and time sign up anyway and you will receive a recording of the webinar. The SLLC will not apply for CLE credit in the 50 states for this event. Thanks to the National Association of Counties for hosting.

And sign up to receive the SLLC newsletter here. 


The 2018 Summer Conference at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort in Bastrop, will take place on June 13-15, 2018.

Fall Meeting at IMLA 2018. Please join the Texas City Attorneys Association as we welcome the International Municipal Lawyers Association to Houston for its 2018 annual conference! In lieu of TCAA’s usual meeting in conjunction with the TML Annual Conference, TCAA has arranged to hold our fall affiliate meeting at IMLA, so that TCAA members can enjoy the benefits of both conferences. TCAA’s meeting will be held Friday, October 19, 2018. A discounted rate will be available soon. Please watch for future announcements with more information.

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.


2017 TCAA Fall and Summer Conference Sessions are Available Online

The TCAA Online Seminars are FREE, allowing TCAA members who are city attorneys, assistant city attorneys, or attorneys who regularly practice municipal law to view videos of past seminars in a singlesession format. Viewing of the 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