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Centerville City changes retirement option to “2 to 1” match

-Article from Leon County Today by Sherry Matney “The Centerville City Council held its regular meeting on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in the Municipal Building Meeting Room. Mayor N.R. Goolsby presided and after opening ceremonies the group had a lengthy discussion with Anthony Mills of Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) about the possibility of making changes to […]

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City OKs on-call pay for police

Late last year the council approved on-call hours for the public works department. In response, the police department requested the same benefit for its officers. “I think really out of fairness, fairness of those on-call in whatever department and the sacrifice they make,” said Ray Wilkinson of the Texas Municipal Police Association about why the council should approve on-call hours.

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TMPA endorses Rep. Brandon Creighton for SD 4

The Texas Municipal Police Association, (TMPA), the state’s largest law enforcement association, today announced their endorsement of State Representative Brandon Creighton, (R-Conroe) in his bid for the Texas Senate. Lon Craft, Director of Legislative affairs for TMPA says that during Rep. Creighton’s tenure in the Texas House of Representatives he has distinguished himself as a […]

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Police union heads to arbitration with leaders

City leaders will head to arbitration with Weslaco’s largest police union after the city manager rejected a series of union grievances against the interim police chief. Many of the changes affected members of the Weslaco Municipal Police Association, a branch of the Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA), which comprises about 39 department members.

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Support Secured Communities Initiative

On June 29, 2014, Tony Dale, State Representative from District 136 took a stand against a recent resolution which was passed by the Austin City Council. The resolution opposes the continued use of the Secured Communities initiative of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Austin jails. Rep. Dale cites the thousands of crimes committed […]

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TxDOT launches anti-texting and driving campaign

Garry Parker, from the Texas Municipal Police Association, said accidents involving distracted driving are preventable. “We cannot physically, mentally, or emotionally do two things at once,” he said. “Drive the vehicle first. That’s all there is to it.” Drivers who use a cell phone on the road are four times more likely to be involved in a crash, and reaction times double when doing so, according to TxDOT.

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