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  • County Focus Series: Auditor and Treasurer

    County Focus Series: Auditor and Treasurer

    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 […]

  • County Focus: Tax Assessors

    County Focus: Tax Assessors

      By Richard O. Avery, Ph.D., County Relations Officer, Texas Association of Counties   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 […]

  • Delinquent Fine and Fee Collection

    Delinquent Fine and Fee Collection

    Initiative, Innovation Pay Off   By Julie Anderson Editor   When it comes to delinquent collections, Burnet County Judge James Oakley views the matter as one of respect. “Our taxpayers are doing their fair share of contributing,” Oakley explained. “I think it’s disrespectful to the taxpayers to allow outstanding debts to go unpaid.” When it […]

  • Memorial Day 2015

    Memorial Day 2015

    Service to Country Followed by Service to Community By Julie Anderson Editor   As an only child, he grew up in a small town outside of Cincinnati working on his parents’ 300-acre farm. As a young man facing the draft, he opted for the U.S. Air Force where he found himself in Weymouth, England, as […]

  • Steel Truss Bridges

    Steel Truss Bridges

    Proper Maintenance, Repair Remain High Priority By Ralph K. Banks, P.E. *TEEX, Texas Lone Star LTAP Bridge Maintenance Adjunct Instructor     As you travel across this great state and venture off the beaten path on to county roads, byways and rural areas, there is no doubt you will cross a bridge or two. Once […]

County Focus Series: Auditor and Treasurer

County Focus Series: Auditor and Treasurer

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 […]

County Focus: Tax Assessors

County Focus: Tax Assessors

  By Richard O. Avery, Ph.D., County Relations Officer, Texas Association of Counties   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 […]

Delinquent Fine and Fee Collection

Delinquent Fine and Fee Collection

Initiative, Innovation Pay Off   By Julie Anderson Editor   When it comes to delinquent collections, Burnet County Judge James Oakley views the matter as one of respect. “Our taxpayers are doing their fair share of contributing,” Oakley explained. “I think it’s disrespectful to the taxpayers to allow outstanding debts to go unpaid.” When it […]

Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day 2015

Service to Country Followed by Service to Community By Julie Anderson Editor   As an only child, he grew up in a small town outside of Cincinnati working on his parents’ 300-acre farm. As a young man facing the draft, he opted for the U.S. Air Force where he found himself in Weymouth, England, as […]

Steel Truss Bridges

Steel Truss Bridges

Proper Maintenance, Repair Remain High Priority By Ralph K. Banks, P.E. *TEEX, Texas Lone Star LTAP Bridge Maintenance Adjunct Instructor     As you travel across this great state and venture off the beaten path on to county roads, byways and rural areas, there is no doubt you will cross a bridge or two. Once […]

Creating County Solutions

Creating County Solutions

  County Improvement Project Includes $20,000 Fellowship Award Texas counties face challenges emanating from budget constraints, an aging infrastructure, and a growing and diverse population.  Intertwined with these issues are opportunities presented by advances in technology and recent economic prosperity.  Texas county government is becoming an ever-increasingly complex world.  Yet, these conditions also provide county […]

Road Diets Webinar

  Please join FHWA, the Lone Star Local Technical Assistance Program Center and the Texas Department of Transportation for a presentation on Road Diets via a live webinar on April 9, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Central Time. Road Diet EDC Exchange Invitation APR2015 3 Logos  

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 […]