Hobbling businesses – A law designed to help people with disabilities enriches lawyers instead

April 25, 2015 (http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21649512-law-designed-help-people-disabilities-enriches-lawyers-instead-hobbling) THE Bikini Beach Hotel in Panama City Beach, Florida, serves sunbathers of all types. So John Gheesling, the owner, was surprised to be sued for violating … [Read more...]

Two Powerful Incumbents Already Have 2016 Foes

April 23, 2015 (http://www.texastribune.org/2015/04/23/2-republicans-jumpstart-2016-legislative-race/) by Patrick Svitek Between them, state Reps. Charlie Geren and Jim Keffer have logged more than three decades in the Texas House, with the ensuing plum committee positions and experience … [Read more...]

Minjarez wins runoff in Texas House District 124

April 21, 2015 (http://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Minjarez-captures-Texas-House-District-124-6215293.php) by John W. Gonzalez Attorney Ina Minjarez has captured the Texas House District 124 seat vacated by José Menéndez. Minjarez, 40, garnered 55 percent of the vote Tuesday to … [Read more...]

Texas House Approves Bill Blocking Local Fracking Bans

April 17, 2015 (https://www.law360.com/texas/articles/642945/texas-house-approves-bill-blocking-local-fracking-bans) By Paul DeBenedetto The Texas House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill that would would bar cities from passing fracking bans similar to one enacted last year in Denton, … [Read more...]

Reform local environmental lawsuits

April 14, 20015 (http://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/other-voices/article18534641.html) by George S. Christian Important public policy is making its way through the Texas Legislature that will correct a serious and inadvertent flaw in the ability of the state to promote … [Read more...]

Keeping Texas competitive starts with smart permitting

April 13, 2014 (http://setexasrecord.com/arguments/302808-keeping-texas-competitive-starts-with-smart-permitting) by Jennifer Harris AUSTIN – All Texans can vividly recall former Gov. Rick Perry travelling across the nation to lure businesses to the Lone Star State. Gov. Greg Abbott has … [Read more...]

Early Voting Kicked Off Monday In House District 124 Run-Off

April 13, 2015 (http://tpr.org/post/early-voting-kicks-today-house-district-124-run) It’s been a season for elections, with at least five in as many months. Voters can now head to the polls from today through Friday to cast their ballots to fill the run-off for the Texas House District 124 … [Read more...]

Governor Abbott Sets April 21 Special Runoff Election for House District 124

April 9, 2015 (http://gov.texas.gov/news/proclamation/20740) TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME: WHEREAS, a vacancy now exists in the membership of the Texas House of Representatives in District No. 124 which consists of a part of Bexar County; and WHEREAS, the results of a special … [Read more...]

Keeping Texas Economically Competitive Starts With Smart Permitting

March 31, 2015 (http://www.tala.com/keeping-texas-economically-competitive-starts-smart-permitting/) All Texans can vividly recall former Governor Rick Perry travelling across the nation to lure businesses to the Lone Star State. Governor Greg Abbott has continued this practice and both leaders … [Read more...]

Runoff required in Texas House District 124

March 31, 2015 (http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Early-lead-for-Minjarez-in-Texas-House-District-6171613.php) Attorney Ina Minjarez outpaced three other candidates in Tuesday’s special election to fill the Texas House District 124 seat vacated by José Menéndez, but she didn’t … [Read more...]