Four Texas Cities Can't Sue the State Over Open Meetings Law

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Four Texas cities, including one from West Texas, will not be suing the state over its Open Meetings Law.

A U.S. District Judge out of Pecos concluded that the cities including Alpine, Pflugerville, Rockport and Wichita Falls, can't sue Texas and Attorney General Greg Abbott to overturn the state law.

The cities and more than a dozen elected officials sued Abbott and the state last year.

They argued that the Texas Open Meetings Act violates the officials' first amendment rights to free speech by barring elected officials from meeting in secret.