The Lone Star Current Interview

Arthur D’Andrea, Commissioner Public Utility Commission Governor Greg Abbott appointed Arthur D’Andrea to serve as a Commissioner for the Public Utility Commission of Texas on November 14, 2017, for a term set to expire on ...

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“Ask Sheila” Column

Dear Sheila, We have an employee who is medically certified to take intermittent leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for severe shoulder pain when he has a “flare-up.” His job requires repetitive ...

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Municipal Corner

Maintaining two governmental positions often requires an analysis of the constitutional dual-office prohibition, along with the common-law doctrines of self-appointment incompatibility, self-employment incompatibility, and conflicting-loyalties incompatibility. Tex. Att’y Gen. Op. No. KP-0265 (2019). The City ...

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In the Courts

Water Cases Dyer v. TCEQ, 2019 WL 2206177 (5/22/2019). The Texas Court of Appeals in Austin affirmed the dismissal of a challenge to TexCom Gulf Disposal, LLC’s approved permit for construction and operation of underground ...

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Agency Highlights

United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) EPA and the Department of the Army Repeal the 2015 “Waters of the United States” Rule. On September 12, 2019, the EPA and the Department of the Army (collectively, ...

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