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SCOTX to Decide ERCOT’s Sovereign-Immunity Claim

by James F. Parker On September 2, the Texas Supreme Court granted the petitions for review in two cases addressing Electric Reliability Council of Texas (“ERCOT”) and its operation of the electric grid in Texas: CPS Energy v. ERCOT, No. Read More

Municipal Corner

Anonymous voted ballots are public information and available for inspection; however, personally identifiable information contained in election records remains confidential. Tex. Att’y Gen. Op. No. KP-411 (2022). State Senator Kelly Hancock and State Representative Matt Krause submitted a request to… Read More

“Ask Sheila” Column

Dear Readers, This column will be a little different. Rather than respond to a question, I’ll be discussing transitions, and in particular, retirement. First, an announcement. I will be retiring on December 31 of this year, after 35 years practicing… Read More

In the Courts

Water Cases Weatherford Int’l, LLC v. City of Midland, No. 11-20-00255-CV, 2022 WL 3904001 (Tex. App.—Eastland Aug. 31, 2022, no pet. h.). This case focuses on whether a company was able to show that the waiver of governmental immunity contained… Read More

Agency Highlights

United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) EPA’s Proposed Clean Water Act (“CWA”) Section 401 Water Quality Certification Improvement Rule. On June 9, 2022, EPA published a proposed rule to the CWA Section 401 certification process. The proposed rule would roll… Read More

The Lone Star Current – July 2022 Edition

Don’t forget – if there is ever a topic that you would like for us to cover, please reach out to our Managing Editor, Sara Thornton, at 512.322.5876 or sthornton@lglawfirm.com. Otherwise, enjoy our latest issue! If you would like to… Read More

It’s Still Hot at Sunset: TCEQ’s Sunset Review

by Nathan E. Vassar Once every 12 years, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (“TCEQ”) undergoes a performance review by the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission and the Texas Legislature. TCEQ is currently in the middle of such review as its… Read More

What to Watch for in the Next SCOTX Term

by James F. Parker It is that time of year when our attention turns toward the normal summertime pursuits—baseball, cook-outs, and the next term of the Texas Supreme Court. So for your summertime beach reading, may we offer the briefs… Read More

Reflections and Considerations Regarding the Streamlined Expedited Decertification Process

by David J. Klein As we look to the last half of 2022, prior to the commencement of the 2023 Legislative Session, the quickest and most certain process for some Texas landowners to be removed from the service area boundaries… Read More

Municipal Corner

The Lone Star Infrastructure Protection Act prohibits contracts and other agreements with certain foreign-owned companies in certain circumstances in connection with critical infrastructure in this State. Tex. Att’y Gen. Op. No. KP-410 (2022). In a recent opinion, the Office of… Read More

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