Biz Notes: Dec. 13, 2017

Local attorney accepted to Texas Bar College

Kyle attorney and local resident John Hall was recently accepted into the Texas Bar College. 

The Texas Bar College is an honorary society of lawyers who are interested in both high ethical standards and improved training for all Texas attorneys. The College recognizes Texas lawyers who attend at least double the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) required by the State Bar of Texas. It also issues annual awards, including: The Jim Bowmer Professionalism Award, the Franklin Jones CLE Article Award, the Steve Condos Outstanding New Member to the College Award and the Patrick A. Nester Outstanding Achievement in CLE Award.

Hall is the founder of the John A. Hall and Associates, P.C. law firm located in Kyle.  Hall has practiced law since 1987 and is joined in practice by John Hardy, W. Sayers Owen and Ryan Vickers. These four lawyers are assisted by Johnny Hall, Ruth Wagner and Lory Hall. The firm is located at 130 Hall Professional Center in Kyle and provides legal assistance for both civil and criminal law.

Mosier named Regional Officer for Trust Texas Bank

Kim Mosier

Kim Mosier was recently named Regional Business Development Officer for TrustTexas Bank. Mosier has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas in Austin, and has spent the past 20 years in the sales and customer service industry. She lives in Kingsbury with her husband of 17 years and their three sons. Mosier is a member of  the Kyle Chamber of Commerce and other area chambers of commerce, and the Women’s Council of Realtors Hill Country Chapter.   

TCEQ named as lead for work in Environmental Mitigation Trust

Gov. Greg Abbott on Dec. 4 announced his selection of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as the lead agency for Texas’ participation in the Environmental Mitigation Trust.

The trust was established in 2016 and early 2017 by the settlement of certain federal Clean Air Act claims against Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche related to the car companies’ use of “defeat devices” to pass emission standard tests. As a participating state, Texas must develop a draft mitigation plan outlining how it would spend its $209 million share of the settlement funds in efforts to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides.

Comments on the use of the settlement funds may be submitted by email to VWsettle@tceq.texas.gov.

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