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The historic 84th Legislative session, operating with a new Governor for the first time in 14 years and a new Lieutenant Governor for the first time in 12 years, has been called a “Groundwater Session.” The reality is that many more changes came from the session than just laws related to groundwater. 

It is important that elected officials, government and private practice engineers, planners, constructors, and other folks doing business for or with state or local governments to understand these new statutes and to seek sound legal and technical advice concerning compliance with the...

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Ron Lemons, Nick Lester and Rusty Gibson at the ACEC 2015 OPAL awards gala

Nick Lester, a Transmission and Utilities Engineer in our Fort Worth office, highlighted Freese and Nichols' technical expertise in a Q&A feature in ASCE News, a news outlet of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Nick was interviewed about the Colorado River Municipal Water District's Ward County Water Supply...

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Oh boy! Excited? The 84th Legislative Session is coming to Austin after a busy interim. Put on your hat, as it will be raining dollars or tears, depending on the committee. And with one, if not two, special sessions likely, the fun will not be over anytime soon.

The theme of this year’s session may have just changed from “pie in the sky” to “bargain basement” now that the most definitive bellwether for the state budget, West Texas Intermediate crude oil, has lost half its value. Six months ago, folks were arguing about how to spend the expected budget surplus, but now the question...

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