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FOI Foundation Of Texas, Texas AG’s Office Schedule June Open Government Seminars

The non-profit Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas and the Texas Attorney General’s Office have scheduled two half-day Open Government seminars in June to help journalists and others interested in the Texas Public Information Act and Texas Open Meetings Act get a broader understanding of Texas’ two main Open Government laws.

The Public Information Act and Open Meetings Act training sessions are approved by the Attorney General’s Office as meeting the state requirements for open government training for public officials, and also qualify for Continuing Legal Education for attorneys through the State Bar of Texas.

The events are free and open to the public, and while free, optional donations are welcome and can be made online at

Reservations are encouraged but not required. 

Register online or RSVP to

San Antonio – June 7

The San Antonio seminar will take place in the Victory Center at San Antonio College, 1819 N. Main Ave.

The Texas Attorney General’s Office presentation begins at 9 a.m. and will highlight the Texas Public Information Act and associated cost rules. 

An 11:30 a.m. session presented by FOI Foundation board member Tom Williams of TAB Associate member law firm Haynes & Boone, LLP, will explain the Texas Open Meetings Act. 

The event concludes at 12:30 p.m.

Participants may attend either or both sessions.

Edinburg – June 13

Hidalgo County is serving as host for the Edinburg event at the County Commissioners Court Chambers, Annex III, 100 E. Cano St., in Edinburg.

The seminar will begin at 1 p.m. with a Texas Open Meetings Act session featuring Williams.

The Texas Attorney General’s Office presentation begins afterward at 2:15 p.m. and will highlight the TPIA and its cost rules. 

The event concludes at 4:30 p.m.

Participants may attend either or both sessions.

Questions? For more information on the seminar, contact the FOI Foundation of Texas at 512-377-1575.

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