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In the Courts

Water Cases Travis Cnty. Mun. Util. Dist. No. 10 v. Waterford Lago Vista, LLC, No. 07-23-00182-CV, 2023 WL 8042570 (Tex. App.—Amarillo, Nov. 20, 2023). A developer and a municipal utility district (the “MUD”) entered into an agreement (the “Agreement”) that… Read More

Agency Highlights

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) EPA’s Role in a Post-Sackett Water World. In the months following the Supreme Court’s decision in Sackett v. EPA, Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”), EPA, and Department of the Army (collectively the “Agencies”) have issued… Read More

Cole Ruiz Elected Principal

We are pleased to announce that Cole Ruiz has been elected Principal of the Firm effective January 1, 2024. Cole joined Lloyd Gosselink in 2019 and has been an invaluable member of our Water, Districts, Governmental Relations, Appellate, and Litigation… Read More

Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C. Ranked by Best Law Firms® in 2024

Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C. has been recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked by Best Lawyers®, regionally in 5 practice areas. Firms included in the 2024 Best Law Firms® list are recognized for professional excellence… Read More

The Lone Star Current – October 2023 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 receive… Read More

Legislature Establishes New Reporting Requirement for Public Water Systems

by Nathan E. Vassar and Ashley N. Rich Public Water Systems (“PWS”) in Texas now have a new reporting obligation during times of certain outages of water service. Added during the regular 88th Legislative Session by House Bill 3810 (became… Read More

Disability, Pregnancy, and Religion: How to be Accommodating

by Sarah T. Glaser and Michelle C. White State and federal law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on protected classifications. Certain protected classifications require employers to engage in the interactive process with covered employees to find reasonable accommodations. Read More

Updating the Local Government Administrative Checklist

by Kathryn B. Thiel and Lauren J. Kalisek The 88th Legislative Session saw a number of changes to laws governing recurring administrative tasks of local governments, including water control & improvement districts, municipal utility districts, other special districts and… Read More

Municipal Corner

Texas Water Code Subsection 12.013(a) gives the Public Utility Commission broad, general authority to fix water rates for any purpose provided by Water Code Chapters 11 and 12. Tex. Att’y Gen. Op. No. JS-0004 (2023). The Executive Director of… Read More

“Ask Sarah” Column

Dear Sarah, I am an HR manager, and I’m looking at a stack of projects that I am trying to prioritize. Our job descriptions haven’t been updated in years, but our policy manual was updated about two years ago. Read More

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