Volume 14, Number 1
In Memoriam – William A. Olson, Sr.
Mr. William Andreas Olson was born on July 1, 1923 in Waco, Texas and spent his life dedicated to serving the people of Texas and his beloved family. After graduating from Baylor Law School in 1950, Olson Sr. immediately began representing Texas cities.
One of his proudest achievements was his representation of Hank Avery in the landmark case of Avery v. Midland County. This case was eventually decided by the United States Supreme Court and extended the constitutional rule of “one-man, one vote” to local governments. In addition to his professional achievements, Mr. Olson served on various committees and boards, including as president of the Texas City Attorneys Association.
In 1959, Mr. Olson became the first general counsel of the Texas Municipal League in Austin. He also served as the City Attorney of the City of Houston from 1966-1974 after which he returned to private practice to open what would become a long-standing pillar for local government in Texas, Olson & Olson LLP. Together with his eldest son, Olson Sr. began a tradition of excellence that has grown to serve over 35 local governments and employ over 80 employees.
William Andreas Olson died on November 8, 2018.
For his full obituary click here.
SAVE THE DATE – 2019 TCAA Summer Conference
The 2019 Summer Conference at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk in San Antonio, will take place on June 19-21, 2019.
86th Legislative Session Begins
The 2019 legislative session began on January 8. Stay informed by checking TML’s Legislative Update weekly for summaries of city-related bills and associated articles.
TCAA Online Membership Directory
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Continuing Legal Education
Texarkana Main Event CLE 2019 – Supreme Court Style
The Texas State Bar Government Law Section, Litigation Section, Appellate Law Section, and the Texas Young Lawyer’s Association are sponsoring a CLE event January 30-31 at the Texarkana Convention Center. Details are available here. Register at the door or here.
Riley Fletcher Basic Municipal Law Seminar
TCAA is proud to present the February 2018 Riley Fletcher Basic Municipal Law Seminar as an online course! The seminar is designed for attorneys who are new to municipal law or for those who want to brush up on the basics. For more information, or to purchase the course, go to https://tcaarileyfletcherseminar.org/registration/. For $149, you can access this seminar online at a time and place that works best for you. Up to eight hours of CLE credit hours (including 0.75 ethics hour) are available for this course.
2018 TCAA Summer and Fall Conferences
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 video of these conferences in a single−session format. Viewing of the session allows attorneys to receive participatory CLE credit with the State Bar. To view available seminars, please visit www.tcaaonlineseminars.org. (Use the case-sensitive password “FreeCLE” to gain access to the sessions.)
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