Notices and Announcements

Volume 13, Issue 5

2018 Summer Conference!

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

The TCAA Summer Conference is the best CLE program created specifically for municipal lawyers.

Earn 13 hours (including 1.75 ethics hours) of CLE credit! Bring the family to experience everything the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa has to offer and join us as we continue the TCAA tradition of excellence.

For more information, including housing, and to register for this conference, please go to:

Hotel Information:  The online hotel reservation portal is under the “General Information” tab. At this time, there are only junior suites available, starting at $405/night. The hotel block closes May 21. Please visit for alternative lodging opportunities.

Conference Topics Include:

  • Regulating Game Rooms & Poker Rooms
  • Employment Law Update
  • Hot Issues in Zoning: Tiny Houses, Shipping Containers, and RVs
  • Updating Your Right of Way Ordinance
  • Hot Topics in Municipal Finance
  • Top 5 (Or So) Home Rule Charter Issues
  • Purchasing Property for Groundwater Supply Development
  • Of Brewpubs and Breweries, Growlers and Crowlers: Craft Brewing and Distilling and the Texas Municipality
  • Animals in the City – from Ordinances to Enforcement
  • Common Municipal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Issues
  • Drafting a Municipal Code of Ethics
  • And More!

Conference Events:

  • Wednesday, June 13 – Welcome Reception hosted by Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta, LLP
  • Thursday, June 14 – Evening Reception hosted by McKamie Krueger, LLP


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 its 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. To register and receive the discounted rate for TCAA members, please visit

2018 TMCEC Prosecutor Conference

The Texas Municipal Courts Education Center Prosecutors Conference will be offered June 25-27 in San Antonio. The brochure and registration form 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.


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.)

Job Announcement

The City of Mesquite invites applications for a city attorney. Details available here.

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