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No. 18-0989
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CITY OF CONROE, TEXAS; CITY OF MAGNOLIA, TEXAS; AND CITY OF SPLENDORA, TEXAS v. SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY AND KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS

A petition was filed on October 23, 2018. Oral argument was held on January 9, 2020. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on March 27, 2020. It then denied rehearing on June 12, 2020

Opinions

June 12, 2020

Busby
Hecht
Green
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Bland

The Court's opinion issued March 27, 2019 is corrected. PDF

Withdrawn Opinions

The opinions below have been withdrawn by order of the Court.

March 27, 2020

Busby
Hecht
Green
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Bland

Justice Busby delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff/Pt and Rev/Pt
COA Docket No.:03-16-00785-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Robert Harrison Pemberton

Trial Court

Trial Court:98th District Court
County:Travis
Trial Judge:Honorable Stephen Yelenosky
Trial Docket:D-1-GN-16-004151

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2020-06-12 Motion for rehearing - disposed Denied
2020-05-04 Reply to Response to Motion for Rehearing filed (Petitioner)  
2020-05-01 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2020-04-30 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2020-04-30 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2020-04-30 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
2020-04-29 Response to Motion filed  
2020-04-15 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2020-04-14 Case forwarded to Court
2020-04-13 Motion for Rehearing  
2020-03-27 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; remanded to Court of Appeals
2020-03-27 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between January 10, 2020 and March 27, 2020.  
2020-01-10 Additional citations received. (Petitioner)  
2020-01-09 Oral argument  
2020-01-08 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2020-01-08 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2020-01-07 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2020-01-07 Letter Filed  
2020-01-06 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2020-01-03 Submission Schedule
2019-12-10 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-12-10 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2019-12-10 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-12-10 Notice of Appearance  
2019-12-10 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between October 4, 2019 and December 10, 2019.  
2019-10-04 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2019-10-04 Petition for Review granted
2019-10-04 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2019-09-04 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between July 3, 2019 and September 4, 2019.  
2019-07-03 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2019-07-03 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2019-06-18 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2019-06-18 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2019-05-29 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2019-04-30 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2019-04-26 Response to Motion filed  
2019-04-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2019-04-23 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2019-04-23 Electronic communication received from Party  
2019-03-29 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2019-03-06 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2019-02-26 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2019-02-21 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2019-02-21 Notice of Appearance  
2019-02-21 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2019-02-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2019-02-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2019-01-11 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2018-11-27 Case forwarded to Court
2018-11-26 Response Waiver filed  
2018-10-26 Response Waiver filed  
2018-10-23 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2018-10-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2018-10-12 Supplement to Clerk's/Reporter's Record
2018-10-12 Clerk's Record
2018-10-12 Supplement to Clerk's/Reporter's Record
2018-10-12 Court reporter/recorder's record
2018-10-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
City of Splendora, Texas
Mr. Michael V. Powell
Ms. Amanda Leigh Cottrell
Mr. Leonard V. Schneider IV
Petitioner
Paxton Ken, Attorney General of Texas
Mr. Joshua R. Godbey
Mr. Kyle Wolfe
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Ms. Cynthia Ann Morales
The Honorable Warren Kenneth Paxton
Mr. Brantley David Starr
Mr. Kyle D. Hawkins
Mr. Darren Lee McCarty
Respondent
Woodland Oaks Utility, L.P.
Mr. Cullom Brantley Jones
Mr. Marvin W. Jones
Other Interested Party
San Jacinto River Authority
Mr. Wyatt J. Dowling
Mr. Charles R. Parker
Mr. Richard B. Farrer
Mr. James E. Zucker
Ms. April Lynn Farris
Mr. Reagan W. Simpson
Respondent
City of Conroe, Texas
Ms. Amanda Leigh Cottrell
Mr. Michael V. Powell
Mr. Ramon G. Viada III
Petitioner
Quadvest, L.P.
Mr. Cullom Brantley Jones
Mr. Marvin W. Jones
Other Interested Party
City of Magnolia, Texas
Ms. Amanda Leigh Cottrell
Mr. Leonard V. Schneider IV
Mr. Michael V. Powell
Petitioner
T&W Water Service Company
Mr. Marvin W. Jones
Mr. Cullom Brantley Jones
Other Interested Party
Utilities Investment Co., Inc.
Mr. Cullom Brantley Jones
Mr. Marvin W. Jones
Other Interested Party
Everett Square, Inc.
Mr. Marvin W. Jones
Mr. Cullom Brantley Jones
Other Interested Party
E.S. Water Consolidators, Inc.
Mr. Marvin W. Jones
Mr. Cullom Brantley Jones
Other Interested Party

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Water Conservation Association
Stacey Steinbach
Rayford Road Municipal Utility District
Mr. Paul Stephen Radich
Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 19
Mr. Paul Stephen Radich
Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 99
Mr. Paul Stephen Radich
Southern Montgomery County Municipal Utility District
Mr. Paul Stephen Radich
Upper Trinity Regional Water District and North Texas Municipal Water District
Ms. Catherine Welbes Norman
Ms. Wendy Kay Luersen Harvel
Mr. Eugene Montes
Northeast Texas Muinicipal Water District
Ms. Michelle Maddox Smith
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