In accordance with theActofJune29, 2011, 82nd Leg., 1stC.S., ch. 3, §§ 5.02, 5.07 (HB 79), amending section 27.060 of the Texas Government Code and abolishing the small claims court as of May 1, 2013, Rules 500-510 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure are adopted as follows, and Rules 523-591 and 737-755 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and section 92.0563(d) of the Texas Property Code are repealed, effective May 1, 2013.
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... and the final legislative update is here attached. We here in Austin, your special correspondents reporting from the legislative trenches, truly hope these have been helpful to you! We thank you for the work you've done on the bills that mattered to JPCA, and hope to see many of you in Wichita Falls at the conference in two weeks.
Here are the dates and locations for the single-day TJCTC legislative updates; as always details as they become available are on the training center website: http://www.tjctc.org/Educational-Programs/justiceofthepeace/LegislativeUpdates.html
July 26 South Padre
July 29 San Marcos
August 1 Tyler (Just Constables)
August 2 Tyler (JPs and Court Personnel)
August 9 Montgomery (on Lake Conroe)
August 12 San Antonio
August 16 Corpus Christi
August 18 Granbury
August 19 Lubbock (JPs and Court Personnel)
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