Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015

The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015, H.R. 3236, that was signed into law by President Obama on July 31st, among other things, modifies the due dates for a number of tax returns, requires consistent basis reporting between estates and beneficiaries, and requires that additional information to be reported on…

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Lance Vanzant sworn in on July 2

Congratulations to partner Lance Vanzant, who was sworn in as President of the Upper Trinity Regional Water District’s Board of Directors on July 2, 2015.

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Politicians to Be Prosecuted in Home County, Not Travis County

Public corruption complaints will now be directed to a white-collar crimes division of the Texas Rangers. Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill last week that removes the decision to prosecute from the District Attorney’s office in Travis County. Detractors from the bill make the point that elected officials may now have a “hometown advantage.” Writers…

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Grand Jury Selection Process

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed H.B. 2150 into law last week. The bill changes the process for selecting grand jury panels. No longer will judge-appointed commissioners pick juror, but instead a more random drawing process will be used. Proponents of the bill say they hope this allows for a fairer cross-section of the community. Gov.…

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Trey Sargent named to Serve Denton Board of Directors

Congratulations to HBWV’s very own Trey Sargent on being named to the Board of Directors for Serve Denton! Serve Denton exists to help nonprofits fulfill their mission and advance the common good of Denton County through colocation, collaboration, and communication. You can learn more here.

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HBWV Supports TechMill’s CoWork Denton Project

We are very excited to announce our support for TechMill’s #CoWork #Denton. Beyond our financial support, we’ll use our membership to send our attorneys out to collaborate, mentor, and cowork in Denton’s burgeoning tech scene. It’s an exciting time to live and work in #Denton. For more information visit: http://www.techmill.co or on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/techmilldenton

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