Legal Q & A Index

Please be advised that the information found on this website does not constitute legal advice and is posted for informational purposes only. Every city official should consult with local legal counsel to ensure that any information complies with current law and the particular facts of each situation. Legal interpretations change due to many factors, including legislation, judicial decisions, and others.  Please note the date of the Q&A your are reviewing, as older Q&As are not updated to reflect new changes.  

TML Legal Services Department1/11
Affordable Care Act8/12
Annexation9/07
Attorney General Opinions1/12
Bidding4/07, 3/05
      Exemptions3/05
      Procedures3/05
      Real Property4/07
Bribery1/07
      Exceptions1/07
      Unsolicited gifts1/07
Budget7/09
Building Codes4/06, 10/04,4/09,12/11
      Enforcing4/06, 4/09
      Limitations4/06, 4/09
Citations7/06
Cities9/05, 7/05, 8/04, 6/04
      Creation of9/05
      General Law9/05
      Home Rule9/05
      Liability8/04
      Public Funds6/04
      Speeding Ordinances7/05
      Type A, B, & C9/05
      Zoning Ordinances6/04
City Council2/07, 8/06, 3/06, 2/06, 10/05, 7/05, 1/05, 12/04, 6/04, 4/04
      Closed Session4/04, 7/05
      Compensation10/05, 4/14
      Conflict8/07
      Group Health Coverage10/05
      Mayor6/11, 8/06, 1/05, 12/04
      Mayor Pro Tem1/05
      Oath of Office9/10
      Prayer in Meetings2/06
      Quorum2/07
      Recall5/10
      Recording and Televising Meetings6/04
      Removal6/07
      Resignation3/06, 7/05
      “Resign-to-run”3/14
      Special Election1/05
      Supplemental Agenda4/04
      Vacancies2/07, 3/06, 1/05
      Voting2/07, 6/04
Code Enforcement Officer7/06
Complaints7/06
Conflicts8/07, 7/11
Development Agreements9/07
Dual Office Holding4/10
Drainage Fees6/06
Economic Development Corporations12/12
Eight Liners9/11
Elections1/04, 2/09, 8/11
Electric
      Franchise Fees3/10
      MOU/IOU4/11
Emergency Management2/08
Employment Law3/07, 5/06, 1/06, 10/05, 5/05, 1/05, 10/04, 9/04, 8/04, 9/09
      Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)3/13
      Age Discrimination in Employment Act10/04
      Alcohol2/12
      Breaks3/07
      COBRA2/10
      Compensatory Time Off3/07
      Drug Testing9/09
      Employment Law Posters5/05
      Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)5/05, 8/08
      Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)10/0510/06, 3/09, 11/12
      Official Immunity8/04
      Open Records1/05
      Overtime Exemptions5/05
      Personnel Files3/07, 6/13
      References10/05
      Retroactive Raises10/05
      Salary Deductions3/07
      Sexual Harassment1/06
      Sick Leave Pool5/06
      Texas Whistleblower Act5/06
      Union8/04
      USERRA9/04
Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ)8/04
Felony Forfeiture Funds8/09
Franchise Fees11/11
Golf Carts1/14

Gun Regulation

12/10, 11/13, Chart

Junked Vehicles

12/08
Mobile Homes4/12
Municipal Courts12/04, 3/11, 4/13
Neighborhood Empowerment Zones5/08
Newspapers*5/13* updated 11/13
Open Meetings Act9/06, 12/04, 4/04, 7/05, 11/10
Outdoor Burning8/05
Peace Officers3/06, 6/04
Peddlers and Solicitors7/07, 6/09, 6/10
Personal Property6/12
Phone Bills10/08
Property Tax6/05, 10/04, 3/04
      Freeze3/04
Public Funds Investment Act6/05, 10/09
Public Information Act12/07, 1/10, 11/10
      Confidential12/07
Purchasing4/08, 7/11
Raffles5/04
      Qualified Nonprofit Organizations5/04
Records Management2/14
Real Property7/11, 9/13
Residents and Nonresidents6/09
Sales Tax5/07, 12/06, 12/05, 6/05, 7/12, 12/13
      Ballot proposition12/05
      Dedicated12/05
      General revenue12/05, 12/13
      Municipal development district5/07
      Property tax relief12/06
      Steamlined sales tax10/07
School Districts2/13
Sex Offenders6/0812/04
Sign Regulation7/08, 2/04
Social Media11/10, 7/13
Solid Waste2/11
Stormwater7/04
Street Assessments and User Fees8/10
Substandard Building3/12
Texas Residential Construction Commission4/06
Texas Tort Claims Act2/05
Water Quality Basics1/08
Weeds9/08
USERRA3/08
Utilities5/09
      Water Rates9/12