- Directories and Publications
A Guide to Becoming a City Official (2019)
Effective service as an elected official requires dedication, knowledge, and a substantial commitment in time. This publication is designed to familiarize candidates with the responsibilities of city elected office.
Economic Development Handbook (2022)
The Economic Development Handbook (2020) compiles the state's economic development laws in one, convenient publication
Handbook for Mayors and Councilmembers (2022)
The handbook presents an overview of the functions, powers, and responsibilities of mayors and councilmembers in accordance with their city's status as either a home rule or general law city.
How Cities Work
The special How Cities Work edition is a collection of articles covering the important functions and vital services cities provide.
Key Legal Requirements for Texas City Officials
This handy reference guide covers key legal requirements that all city officials should know. From open meetings to ethics to dual office holding, this publication has you covered.
Texas Home Rule Charters - Second Edition (2010)
Texas Home Rule Charters has been an invaluable guide to city officials who considered the adoption of home rule status or worked through charter amendments.
Revenue Manual for Texas Cities (2021)
The Revenue Manual for Texas Cities covers everything, from the biggest sources of city revenue property and sales taxes on down to the most mundane and arcane open records charges, raffles, even cemetery taxes.
Texas Town & City
Texas Town & City is the official magazine of the Texas Municipal League. Published 10 times annually, Texas Town & City provides timely information for the Texas City Official.