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832-632-2102
Austin
512-279-6431
Harlingen
956-421-4904
San Antonio
210-227-3243

Your city on social media

It seems that the time where people, businesses and other entities could decide if they would exist on social media has passed. Now, there are dozens of platforms and billions of users that ensure there are mentions of even the most private entities.

Mason's football title rampage confirms Punchers' No. 1 ranking

The dreams of most young Texas football players likely include showing their stuff on the field at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The dream came true late last month for teams from across the state, including the Punchers out of Mason. And the Punchers demonstrated clearly why they own the No. 1 ranking in the Associated Press 2A state poll with a 44-6 win over the fifth-ranked New Deal Lions.

Getting short-term rental rules right

Need a ride? Pull up your Uber or Lyft app? Need a short-hop vehicle to get you from your office to the nearest mass transit? Look for a shared electric scooter. Add to these forms of online business the applications that support short-term home rentals through outlets like Airbnb and VRBO.

Paying for court-ordered public works

How's your city's infrastructure? Is it something you are proud of, or is it something of a sore spot aesthetically and financially? Do you even know what we're talking about when we refer to infrastructure? According to at least one city planning educator, the word is only about 35 years old. He says "public works" is the traditional term and he suggests it is better in that it describes the function and audience served.

What are penalties under Texas Open Meetings Act

In previous posts, we focused on requirements of the Texas Open Meeting Act (OMA), and the attention to detail required to ensure that processes and procedures are in place to ensure that government activities are conducted legally and transparently. In this post, we will offer a view of the consequences that public officials could face if someone claims violation of the law.

Ways to avoid government transparency law violations

Fostering the rights of the public to hold elected and other public officials accountable is crucial for the ongoing success of society. Because of that, all the states in the U.S. have adopted laws dictating the actions of government bodies regarding the formation of public policy.

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    San Antonio Office
    2517 North Main Avenue
    San Antonio, TX 78212

    Phone: 210-227-3243
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    Harlingen Office
    701 East Harrison
    Suite 100
    Harlingen, TX 78550

    Phone: 956-421-4904
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    Austin Office
    2500 W. William Cannon
    Suite 609
    Austin, TX 78745

    Phone: 512-279-6431
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    League City Office
    549 N. Egret Bay Blvd.
    Suite 200
    League City, TX 77573

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