Questions relating to the scope of the 86th Legislature’s House Bill 3167, concerning county and municipal approval procedures for land development applications under Local Government Code chapters 212 and 232
Applicability of Texas’s minimum wage laws to minor league baseball players when playing baseball for one of eight minor league teams in Texas
May the Fire Chief or Lieutenant of the Iraan Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department simultaneously serve on the Iraan City Council
Whether a municipality or local government entity may engage in a Trap, Neuter, Release program in compliance with Penal Code section 42.092
Authority of a magistrate to deny bail following a designation under Code of Criminal Procedure article 17.027(a)(1)
Authority of the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council to amend 22 Texas Administrative Code section 465.38(d) regarding the title of an individual holding a specialist in school psychology license
A court would likely define the term “retired judge” for purposes of Government Code subsection 26.023(a) by reference to its definition in Government Code subsection 74.041(6). Under that construction, a former constitutional county judge who does not otherwise satisfy subsection 74.041(6) is not eligible to be appointed as a visiting judge under Government Code subsection 26.023(a).
Section 263.152 of the Local Government Code authorizes a county to periodically sell the county’s surplus or salvage property by competitive bid or auction. “Salvage property” is personal property, other than items routinely discarded as waste, that because of use, time, accident, or any other cause is so worn, damaged, or obsolete that it has no value for the purpose for which it was originally intended. When a county attempts to sell salvage property by competitive bidding or auction but receives no bids, the county may dispose of the property through a recycling program under which th
The shopkeeper’s privilege in section 124.001 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code authorizes a merchant to detain a person suspected of shoplifting to investigate ownership of the property. While that statute does not supply authority for a merchant to offer a theft deterrent course in lieu of referral to law enforcement for arrest and prosecution, we find no other Texas law that specifically prohibits such a practice.
Authority of a general-law city to offer trash collection services outside its geographic boundaries