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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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