Notices and Announcements

Volume 14, Issue 5

In Memoriam – Paul Chapman Isham

Portrait of Paul Chapman Isham

Paul Chapman Isham ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.–Paul Chapman Isham, former City Attorney of Fort Worth, passed away peacefully, at home, on Saturday, April 6, 2019, having spent the previous day with his family. MEMORIAL GATHERING: A memorial gathering will be held for Paul in Fort Worth on Sunday, June 23, 2019. MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Amyloidosis Society, Assistance League of Albuquerque or Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation.

Paul was born May 12, 1941, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Dr. Asa Chapman Isham and Charlotte Klotz Isham. Paul attended Washington University in St. Louis, where he played football, was named a Little All American, and was later named to the Washington University Centennial Team and the Washington University Sports Hall of Fame. He attained his law degree from the University of Texas. Paul was a municipal law attorney. At various times over the years, he also represented Denton, West Lake, Austin, Grand Prairie, Huntsville and New Braunfels. Paul retired as a lieutenant colonel from the Air Force Reserves, JAG, after 35 years of service. As an avid lifetime athlete, Paul ran 35 marathons, skied, and logged many miles on a tandem bicycle with his wife, Anne. He was a Kilimanjaro summiteer. Other than his superb athleticism, Paul was an example of generosity, humility and persistence to us all. Paul was preceded in death by his brother, Karl Isham, and his parents, Chap and Charlotte Isham. SURVIVORS: He is survived by his wife, Anne Shannon Lewis Isham; his sister, Mary Brown (Phillip); brother, John Isham (Heather); his children, Donald Isham (Amy) and Kathryn Yurkovich; grandchildren, Asa Isham (Heather), Darby Ratcliff (Seth), Nicholas Yurkovich and Phillip Yurkovich; his great-grandchildren, Audrey Isham, Harper Isham and Rory Ratcliff; and many much-loved nieces and nephews.

2019 TCAA Summer Conference

The 2019 Summer Conference at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk, San Antonio, will take place on June 19-21.

The TCAA Summer Conference is the best CLE program created specifically for municipal lawyers. Earn up to 13 hours MCLE credit (including 2.00 ethics hours)! Bring the family to experience everything San Antonio 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. The hotel block will close May 27, or when filled, whichever occurs first.

Conference Topics Include:

  • Legislative Update
  • Constitutional Employment Law Claims
  • Dockless Mobility Regulation
  • Responding to First Amendment Audits
  • Short Term Rentals
  • Substandard Buildings
  • And More!

Conference Events:

  • Wednesday, June 19 – Welcome Reception hosted by Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta, LLP
  • Thursday, June 20 – Evening Reception hosted by Taylor Olson Adkins Sralla & Elam, LLP

2019 TCAA Fall Conference: Call for Speakers

The Texas City Attorneys Association invites all attorneys interested in presenting at the 2019 TCAA Fall Conference in San Antonio, to submit your ideas to Christy Drake-Adams at by May 31, 2019.  This year’s conference will be held on October 10, 2019. Questions? Contact Christy Drake-Adams at or 512-231-7400.


The 2019 TCAA Fall Conference will take place on October 10 in San Antonio, and will be held in conjunction with the TML Annual Conference.  

86th Legislative Session  

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. 

2019 TMCEC Fines & Fees Exposition and Showcase

The Texas Municipal Courts Education Center’s 2019 Fines and Fees Exposition and Showcase is May 28-30 at the Austin Omni Southpark. Registration and other details 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

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 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 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