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Municipal Corner

by Troupe Brewer The West Travis County PUA has statutory authority to contract with private entities seeking water services under terms its board of directors deems appropriate and that are within the agency’s permissible scope of authority, but whether… Read More

Lone Star Current Interview – DeAnn Walker

DeAnn Walker, ChairPublic Utility Commission DeAnn Walker was appointed by Governor Abbott in September 2017 to serve as Chair of the Public Utility Commission until September 2021. Previously, she served as the Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Abbott on… Read More

Texas Supreme Court to consider allowing plaintiffs to sue governmental entities for specific performance on a contract—why that should concern you and what you need to know

Last Friday, the Texas Supreme Court took action in Hays Street Bridge Restoration Group v. City of San Antonio that may concern local governmental entities. Hays Street Bridge questions whether governmental immunity is waived for the remedy of specific performance under the Local… Read More

The Lone Star Current

Read The Lone Star Current April 2018 Edition… Read More

Texas Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in favor of our client, URI, Inc.

Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C. (“Lloyd Gosselink”) is proud to announce that on March 23, 2018, the Texas Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in favor of our client, URI, Inc. (“URI”). On October 12, 2017, Lloyd Gosselink… Read More

Supreme Court Lets EPA’s 2008 Water Transfers Rule Stand

On February 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a case challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) 2008 rule exempting water transfers from coverage under the Clean Water Act’s (“CWA’s”) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) permitting… Read More

Congratulations to our 2018 Rising Stars!

We at Lloyd Gosselink are proud to announce the selection of Stefanie P. Albright and Lauren E. Sprouse to the 2018 Texas Rising Stars list. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Texas receive this… Read More

In the Courts – Water

by Maris Chambers Coachella Valley Water Dist. v. Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, 849 F.3d 1262 (9th Cir. 2017), cert. denied 2017 WL 2909254 (U.S. Nov. 27, 2017) (No. 17-40) and 2017 WL 2909267 (U.S. Nov. 27, 2017)… Read More

Austin City Council Approves Ordinance Requiring Private Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave Starting Oct. 1, 2018

Small employers (those with five or fewer employees at any timein the preceding 12 months, excluding family members)have until 2020 to comply. On February 16, 2018, the Austin City Council approved a paid sick leave ordinance requiring all private employers… Read More

Agency Highlights

by Maris Chambers, Tricia Jackson, and Jamie Mauldin White House Council on Environmental Quality Kathleen Hartnett White is now a Senate vote away from leading the White House Council on Environmental Quality. On October 13, 2017, President Donald Trump… Read More

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