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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Key Concept: Required Road Report

    Key Concept: Required Road Report

      KEY QUESTION: Are County Commissioners required to file an annual Road Report?  REFERENCE POINT: Texas Transportation Code Chapters 251 and 252  TALKING POINTS: 1. Chapter 251.004 of the Transportation Code states that County Commissioners are the supervisors of the public roads in a county unless the county adopts an optional system of administering the […]

  • 84th Texas Legislature

    84th Texas Legislature

    Topic Talk: The 84th Texas Legislature The following is an excerpt from latest House Research Organization Focus Report. Click here to view the report in full. The Texas Legislature will consider a wide variety of topics when it convenes in regular session on Jan. 13, 2015. Among other prominent issues, lawmakers are expected to consider […]

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 […]

Key Concept: Required Road Report

Key Concept: Required Road Report

  KEY QUESTION: Are County Commissioners required to file an annual Road Report?  REFERENCE POINT: Texas Transportation Code Chapters 251 and 252  TALKING POINTS: 1. Chapter 251.004 of the Transportation Code states that County Commissioners are the supervisors of the public roads in a county unless the county adopts an optional system of administering the […]

84th Texas Legislature

84th Texas Legislature

Topic Talk: The 84th Texas Legislature The following is an excerpt from latest House Research Organization Focus Report. Click here to view the report in full. The Texas Legislature will consider a wide variety of topics when it convenes in regular session on Jan. 13, 2015. Among other prominent issues, lawmakers are expected to consider […]

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.   […]

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