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  • County Focus

    County Focus

      County Focus Series Years ago, County Progress published a special series of articles to help acclimate new officials to Commissioners Court: County Focus. This set of descriptive writings authored by experts in the field covers the varied offices and departments that make up county government. What are the responsibilities of the Commissioners Court? How […]

  • Rural County Corner

    Rural County Corner

      According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 196 of Texas’ 254 counties are considered rural. In our new section, Rural County Corner, we’ll focus on specific issues, problems and solutions affecting rural counties across the Lone Star State. This month we’ll take a look at one association dedicated solely to rural issues. The Association […]

  • County Indigent Health Care Q&A

    County Indigent Health Care Q&A

    In 1985, Rita Kelley was serving as the regional planner of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services for the seven-county Central Texas Council of Governments (CTCOG) region. In June of that year, Walt Reedy, CTCOG executive director, walked into Kelley’s office and asked if she wanted to be a health planner. “I asked him what I […]

  • Two Sides of the Coin

    Two Sides of the Coin

      New Officials Immersed in the ‘Shall’ and the ‘Should’ By Julie Anderson Editor   The second full week in January and the first full week in February found 200-plus newly elected County Judges and County Commissioners in full training mode. First, both Judges and Commissioners convened in Austin for the LBJ Seminar for Newly […]

  • KEY CONCEPT: Education Requirements

    KEY CONCEPT: Education Requirements

      KEY QUESTION: What are the education requirements for County Judges and County Commissioners?   MAIN REFERENCE POINTS: Judges: Texas Government Code Sections 56.006 and 74.025. The State of Texas delegated to the Court of Criminal Appeals the authority to establish the rules of judicial education. These rules are posted on the Texas Judicial Branch […]

County Focus

County Focus

  County Focus Series Years ago, County Progress published a special series of articles to help acclimate new officials to Commissioners Court: County Focus. This set of descriptive writings authored by experts in the field covers the varied offices and departments that make up county government. What are the responsibilities of the Commissioners Court? How […]

Rural County Corner

Rural County Corner

  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 196 of Texas’ 254 counties are considered rural. In our new section, Rural County Corner, we’ll focus on specific issues, problems and solutions affecting rural counties across the Lone Star State. This month we’ll take a look at one association dedicated solely to rural issues. The Association […]

Panhandle CJCAT 2015 Resolutions

Panhandle County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas 2015 Resolutions The following resolutions were passed by the Panhandle County Judges and Commissioners Association representing 34 counties in the Texas Panhandle on March 5th during the Association’s semi-annual conference in Amarillo, Texas. 1. Appreciation to Sponsors and Hosts WHEREAS, the Panhandle County Judges and Commissioners Association semi-annual […]

County Indigent Health Care Q&A

County Indigent Health Care Q&A

In 1985, Rita Kelley was serving as the regional planner of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services for the seven-county Central Texas Council of Governments (CTCOG) region. In June of that year, Walt Reedy, CTCOG executive director, walked into Kelley’s office and asked if she wanted to be a health planner. “I asked him what I […]

Two Sides of the Coin

Two Sides of the Coin

  New Officials Immersed in the ‘Shall’ and the ‘Should’ By Julie Anderson Editor   The second full week in January and the first full week in February found 200-plus newly elected County Judges and County Commissioners in full training mode. First, both Judges and Commissioners convened in Austin for the LBJ Seminar for Newly […]

Program Offers In-Depth Study of County Government

Program Offers In-Depth Study of County Government

Commissioners Court Advanced Curriculum (CCAC) is a comprehensive educational program designed specifically for members of the Commissioners Court. CCAC was adopted by the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas (CJCAT) in 1992 to provide curriculum for an advanced study in county government. The program is continually updated as foundational information provided in the original […]

KEY CONCEPT: Education Requirements

KEY CONCEPT: Education Requirements

  KEY QUESTION: What are the education requirements for County Judges and County Commissioners?   MAIN REFERENCE POINTS: Judges: Texas Government Code Sections 56.006 and 74.025. The State of Texas delegated to the Court of Criminal Appeals the authority to establish the rules of judicial education. These rules are posted on the Texas Judicial Branch […]

Counties Moving America Forward: The Keys are Transportation and Infrastructure

Counties Moving America Forward: The Keys are Transportation and Infrastructure

April 2015 National County Government Month Counties Moving America Forward: The Keys are Transportation and Infrastructure   National County Government Month (NCGM) is celebrated every April and provides an excellent opportunity for your county to highlight effective county programs and educate your community on county government. This year’s theme is Counties Moving America Forward: The […]

#DestinationCP Official Rules

  Contest Rules NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.   Eligibility Zachry Publications Contest (the Contest) is open to legal residents of Texas who are at least eighteen(18) years old at […]

Road Safety 101

Road Safety 101

By Howard McCann, P. E., Eldon McCurley and Ashley Mathews University of Texas Arlington, Public Works Institute Each day, 1,000 new Texans arrive in the Lone Star State. It isn’t hard to understand how this increase in population correlates to increased use of the state’s road system.  The calculation is easy: more residents = more […]

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