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March 20, 2015 

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THE SUPREME COURT OF TEXAS
Orders Pronounced March 20, 2015
 
ORDERS ON CAUSES
13-0126
NABORS WELL SERVICES, LTD. AND JOE FUENTES v. ARMANDO LOERA, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JOSEFINA LOERA, JOINED BY MORAYMA LOERA; from Presidio County; 8th Court of Appeals District (08-11-00182-CV, 408 SW3d 46, 01-30-13)
 
Pursuant to Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 59.1, after granting the petition for review and without hearing oral argument, the Court vacates the court of appeals' judgment and remands the case to that court.

Per Curiam Opinion
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13-0338
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON v. SANDRA WILLIAMS AND STEVE WILLIAMS; from Tarrant County; 2nd Court of Appeals District (02-12-00425-CV, ___ SW3d ___, 03-28-13)
 
The Court affirms the court of appeals' judgment.

Justice Devine announced the judgment of the Court and delivered an opinion, in which Chief Justice Hecht, Justice Green, and Justice Lehrmann joined.

Justice Guzman delivered a concurring opinion, in which Justice Willett joined.

Justice Boyd delivered a concurring opinion.

Justice Johnson delivered an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, in which Justice Brown joined.
13-0497
G.T. LEACH BUILDERS, LLC, ET AL. v. SAPPHIRE V.P., LP; from Cameron County; 13th Court of Appeals District (13-11-00793-CV, ___ SW3d ___, 05-23-13)
 
4 petitions
 
The Court affirms in part and reverses in part the court of appeals' judgment and remands the case to the trial court.

Justice Boyd delivered the opinion of the Court.
13-0515
JOHN KLUMB, VERONICA MCCLELLAND, VIVIAN MONTEJANO, JOHN GONZALEZ, ANITA ROBLES, AND CHARMAINE PILGRIM, ON BEHALF OF THEMSELVES AND ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED, AND THE CITY OF HOUSTON v. HOUSTON MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES PENSION SYSTEM, BARBARA CHELETTE, DAVID L. LONG, LENARD POLK, ROY SANCHEZ, AND LONNIE VARA; from Harris County; 1st Court of Appeals District (01-12-00511-CV, 405 SW3d 204, 05-23-13)
 
2 petitions
 
The Court affirms the court of appeals' judgment.

Justice Guzman delivered the opinion of the Court.
13-0584
SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE, L.P. D/B/A AT&T TEXAS v. ED EMMETT, EL FRANCO LEE, JACK MORMAN, STEVE RADACK, AND R. JACK CAGLE, AS MEMBERS OF THE HARRIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ COURT; MICHAEL MARCOTTE, AS DIRECTOR OF THE CITY OF HOUSTON DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND ENGINEERING; AND CITY OF HOUSTON; from Harris County; 14th Court of Appeals District (14-11-01115-CV, ___SW3d___, 05-09-13)
 
The Court affirms in part and reverses in part the court of appeals' judgment and remands the case to the trial court.

Justice Johnson delivered the opinion of the Court.
 
(Justice Brown not sitting)
14-0015
RANDALL KALLINEN AND PAUL KUBOSH v. THE CITY OF HOUSTON; from Harris County; 1st Court of Appeals District (01-12-00050-CV, ___ SW3d ___, 08-29-13)
 
Pursuant to Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 59.1, after granting the petition for review and without hearing oral argument, the Court reverses the court of appeals' judgment and remands the case to that court.

Per Curiam Opinion
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14-0177
IN RE MICHAEL ALLYN CONNER AND IESI SOLID WASTE SERVICES; from Grayson County; 5th Court of Appeals District (05-14-00038-CV, ___ SW3d ___, 01-22-14)
 
Pursuant to Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 52.8(c), without hearing oral argument, the Court conditionally grants the writ of mandamus.

Per Curiam Opinion
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14-0500
DORIS VIRGINIA MCGREGOR STRIBLING, MARTHA LEE MCGREGOR, AND FRANK BOBBITT MCGREGOR, JR. v. MILLICAN DPC PARTNERS, LP, AND PEACH CREEK PARTNERS, LTD.; from Brazos County; 4th Court of Appeals District (04-13-00471-CV, 433 SW3d 67, 02-26-14)
 
Pursuant to Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 59.1, after granting the petition for review and without hearing oral argument, the Court reverses the court of appeals' judgment and renders judgment.

Per Curiam Opinion
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THE FOLLOWING MOTION TO PARTICIPATE IN ORAL ARGUMENT IS GRANTED:
14-0067
MIRTA ZORRILLA v. AYPCO CONSTRUCTION II, LLC AND JORGE LUIS MUNOZ; from Hidalgo County; 13th Court of Appeals District (13-12-00359-CV, 421 SW3d 54, 10-03-13)
 
unopposed motion to appear as amicus curiae at oral argument granted
 
Time allotted to argue: 15/15/5/5 minutes
ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR REVIEW
THE FOLLOWING PETITIONS FOR REVIEW ARE DENIED:
14-0861
IN THE INTEREST OF J.A.R. A/K/A J.A.L., A CHILD; from Rains County; 12th Court of Appeals District (12-14-00208-CV, ___ SW3d ___, 08-06-14)
 
14-0968
THOMAS O. BENNETT, JR., JAMES B. BONHAM CORPORATION AND WAYNE H. PARIS v. RANDY REYNOLDS, LARRY GRANT, AND RICHARD L. MILLER; from San Saba County; 3rd Court of Appeals District (03-12-00568-CV, ___ SW3d ___, 08-22-14)
 
as redrafted
 
14-0996
VENKY VENKATRAMAN v. JYOTI MASUREKAR; from Dallas County; 5th Court of Appeals District (05-12-00663-CV, ___ SW3d ___, 08-21-14)
 
15-0120
IN THE INTEREST OF M.N.M., A CHILD; from Kaufman County; 5th Court of Appeals District (05-14-00723-CV, ___ SW3d ___, 01-08-15)
ORDERS ON MOTIONS FOR REHEARING
THE MOTIONS FOR REHEARING OF THE FOLLOWING PETITIONS FOR REVIEW ARE DENIED:
14-0100
PEGASUS SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES v. KIMBERLY BALL-LOWDER; from Dallas County; 5th Court of Appeals District (05-13-00482-CV, ___ SW3d ___, 11-18-13)
 
14-0658
ROBERT SAMANIEGO v. MARY SAMANIEGO; from Guadalupe County; 4th Court of Appeals District (04-13-00519-CV, ___ SW3d ___, 06-25-14)
 
14-0754
MARIA E. HERNANDEZ v. GUILLERMO RIVERA; from El Paso County; 8th Court of Appeals District (08-11-00287-CV, 441 SW3d 413, 01-15-14)
MISCELLANEOUS
THE FOLLOWING PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS IS DENIED:
15-0107
IN RE S.M.; from Denton County; 2nd Court of Appeals District (02-15-00016-CV, ___ SW3d ___, 01-29-15)
 
motion for stay denied