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  • KEY CONCEPT: Open Meetings

    KEY CONCEPT: Open Meetings

    KEY QUESTION: What are the general statutory regulations regarding Commissioners Court meetings?  MAIN REFERENCE POINT: Texas Government Code Chapter 551, The Open Meetings Act   TALKING POINTS: The Open Meetings Act provides public access to meetings of governmental bodies – such as the Commissioners Court – except for those meetings expressly authorized as executive sessions. […]

  • School for County Commissioners Courts Agenda

    School for County Commissioners Courts Agenda

    V.G. Young Institute of County Government School for County Commissioners Courts Agenda February 17-19, 2015 Omni Southpark Hotel, Austin     

  • Time to Set Those County Resolutions

    Time to Set Those County Resolutions

    By Julie Anderson Editor Get educated. Do more with less. Make a difference. Serve. Improve communities. Each of these is synonymous with a resolution. Tis the season to renew these commitments or lend thought to new goals and priorities, whether personal or professional. When it comes to Commissioners Court, the list practically creates itself.   […]

  • 84th Texas Legislature

    84th Texas Legislature

    By Julie Anderson The Texas Legislature meets in a regular session every two years, convening on the second Tuesday in January of every odd-numbered year. These biennial sessions are limited to 140 days. The governor can also call additional special sessions as necessary, which cannot exceed 30 days. The 84th Texas Legislature is set to […]

  • TDA Honors Historic Farms, Ranches

    TDA Honors Historic Farms, Ranches

    TDA Honors Historic Farms, Ranches In a celebration of agriculture and family heritage, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples honored 82 farms and ranches spanning 61 Texas counties at the 39th Annual Family Land Heritage (FLH) ceremony in early November. The ceremony, conducted in the House Chamber at the Texas State Capitol, recognizes Texas families who have […]

KEY CONCEPT: Open Meetings

KEY CONCEPT: Open Meetings

KEY QUESTION: What are the general statutory regulations regarding Commissioners Court meetings?  MAIN REFERENCE POINT: Texas Government Code Chapter 551, The Open Meetings Act   TALKING POINTS: The Open Meetings Act provides public access to meetings of governmental bodies – such as the Commissioners Court – except for those meetings expressly authorized as executive sessions. […]

School for County Commissioners Courts Agenda

School for County Commissioners Courts Agenda

V.G. Young Institute of County Government School for County Commissioners Courts Agenda February 17-19, 2015 Omni Southpark Hotel, Austin     

Time to Set Those County Resolutions

Time to Set Those County Resolutions

By Julie Anderson Editor Get educated. Do more with less. Make a difference. Serve. Improve communities. Each of these is synonymous with a resolution. Tis the season to renew these commitments or lend thought to new goals and priorities, whether personal or professional. When it comes to Commissioners Court, the list practically creates itself.   […]

84th Texas Legislature

84th Texas Legislature

By Julie Anderson The Texas Legislature meets in a regular session every two years, convening on the second Tuesday in January of every odd-numbered year. These biennial sessions are limited to 140 days. The governor can also call additional special sessions as necessary, which cannot exceed 30 days. The 84th Texas Legislature is set to […]

School for Commissioners

  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s V.G. Young Institute of County Government (Institute) invites all County Judges and Commissioners to the annual School for County Commissioners Courts, to be conducted Feb. 17-19, 2015, in Austin.  Early registration is $195 for county officials and county employees, $215 for other government attendees, and $240 for corporate/other attendees.  […]

TDA Honors Historic Farms, Ranches

TDA Honors Historic Farms, Ranches

TDA Honors Historic Farms, Ranches In a celebration of agriculture and family heritage, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples honored 82 farms and ranches spanning 61 Texas counties at the 39th Annual Family Land Heritage (FLH) ceremony in early November. The ceremony, conducted in the House Chamber at the Texas State Capitol, recognizes Texas families who have […]

Study on the Adequacy and Appropriateness of Additional Compensation Paid to Certain County Judges

Study on the Adequacy and Appropriateness of Additional Compensation Paid to Certain County Judges

  The 83rd Legislature tasked the Office of Court Administration (OCA), through the passage of Senate Bill 1080, with studying the adequacy and appropriateness of additional compensation paid to a county judge of a constitutional county court who: 1. Serves in a county that does not have a county court at law; and 2. Has […]

V.G. Young Institute to Host Annual Conference

V.G. Young Institute to Host Annual Conference Feb. 17-19, 2015 – Omni Austin Southpark   Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s V.G. Young Institute of County Government (Institute) invites all County Judges and Commissioners to the annual School for County Commissioners Courts, to be conducted Feb. 17-19, 2015, in Austin.  Early registration is $195 for county […]

Dallas County Thrust into Global Spotlight

Dallas County Thrust into Global Spotlight

Dallas County Thrust into Global Spotlight County Judge Clay Jenkins Coordinates America’s Ebola Response          In its Oct. 6 online article, TIME Magazine named Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins as “the first local elected official in the world to oversee the emergency response to a case of Ebola.” http://time.com/3474650/ebola-dallas-judge-jenkins/. First in the world… The Texas […]

Veterans: Thank You For Your Service

Veterans: Thank You For Your Service

County Progress is building a running list of our veterans. This list will run both here online and periodically in our printed publications. Please send your name, office, military branch, and dates of military service to janderson@zacpubs.com so we may add you to this distinguished listing. Mark Allen Jasper County Judge U.S. Air Force, 1988-1994 […]

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