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FOIFT and AG’s Office to host open government seminars in San Antonio, Edinburg areas

The Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas is partnering with the Texas Attorney General’s Office to host two open government seminars in the San Antonio and Edinburg areas in June, featuring training in state open meeting and public records laws. The events are free and open to the public.

The half-day seminars — designed for government employees, journalists, attorneys and members of the general public who want to learn more about the Texas Public Information Act and Texas Open Meetings Act — will take place on June 7 in San Antonio and June 13 in Edinburg.

The San Antonio event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on June 7 at the Victory Center at San Antonio College, 1819 N. Main Avenue. The AG’s office will begin the day with training on the Texas Public Information Act at 9 a.m., followed by training on TPIA cost rules. At 11:30 a.m., FOI Foundation Board Member and Attorney Tom Williams will present a session on the Texas Open Meetings Act. Participants may attend either or both sessions.

The Edinburg event will be held from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., June 13 at the County Commissioners Court Chambers, Annex III, 100 E. Cano Street. Williams will again present on the Texas Open Meetings Act and be followed by the AG’s office, at 2:15 p.m., which will highlight the Texas Public Information Act and associated cost rules. Participants may attend either or both sessions.

The seminars meet the state requirements for open government training for public officials and qualify as Continuing Legal Education for attorneys through the State Bar of Texas.

Register here to attend the seminars.

For more information, contact the FOI Foundation office at 512-377-1575.

Original author: Bambi Hall
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