April 27, 2018

A subscriber contacted me about two errors on the April 2018 #50 Gold Sheet.

Add Pages should read   143.057-5 thru 143.057-14  and 143.073-3 thru 143.073-4

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Thank you,




April 26 2018

2017 Table of Contents partial list

Please click on the link above to read the partial list of the 2017 Table of Contents.

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October 5, 2017

The October Updates #49 were mailed this week.
If you have any questions about the Updates or your invoice, please call Karen Baker at 817-988-8021,
email txcivilservice@gmail.com or use the contact form on this webpage.

Thanks to all subscribers who submitted hearing examiner opinions.  Please continue to send them
to us so we may include them in the next Update.

April 23, 2017

We had a subscriber contact us about a small revision on the gold sheet.

The revision for the April 2017 #48 Update, page 1 is in bold type.
Chapter 143
143.036 pp 5-12 should be 143.036 pp 5-10

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Please email your contact information to txcivilservice@gmail.com

April 3, 2017

We mailed the April 2017 #48 Update Reporter’s last week. There is some interesting information on the blue sheet.

There are two small revisions on the gold sheet – page 2.  
614.021-3 thru 4 should be 614.021-1 thru 4
614.023-5 thru 6 should be 614.023-5 thru 8

Please email your updated contact information to Karen.

September 13, 2016

We are including a “complimentary gift” in your #47 Update October 2016, to say Thank You for your subscription(s).

September 10, 2016

We are working on the October 2016 #47 Update. If you have any personnel or contact information changes, please contact us by completing the Comments page.

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May 16, 2016

We hope you enjoy our “Latest Developments” column. Visit often to read about civil service cases.

Refer a colleague and receive a 10% discount on your October 2016 Update of the TCSR. Please use the contact page to send your referral. Please include the new subscriber’s name, department and city. For non-cities, please include your name, firm name, phone number  and email address.

May 10, 2016


On Friday May 6, the 118th Judicial District Court in Howard County overturned a Hearing Examiner’s decision reinstating a Big Spring Fire Department employee.  The City’s appeal was based, in part, on the Hearing Examiner’s reliance on an arbitration treatise’s definition of “progressive discipline.”  Instead of applying the City’s own progressive discipline policy, which had been introduced into the record during the hearing, the Hearing Examiner erroneously chose to apply the progressive discipline standard slelled out in the arbitration book.  The District Court agreed with the City’s argument that the Hearing Examiner exceeded his jurisdiction. (City of Big Spring v. Butler).

May 9, 2016


On May 7, Eagle Pass voters rejected collective bargaining sought by the City’s police officers and firefighters.  By a 200+ vote margin, citizens defeated the proposition.  The final tally was 970 votes against bargaining and 768 favoring it.