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  • A Glimpse in the life of Wise County Commissioner Kevin Burns

    A Glimpse in the life of Wise County Commissioner Kevin Burns

    A Glimpse in the Life of a Texas County Commissioner Every so often, County Progress asks our distinguished Judges and Commissioners to allow us a glimpse into their public lives, giving us a fresh appreciation for the myriad of roles and responsibilities they shoulder every day. Our thanks to Wise County Commissioner Kevin Burns for […]

  • County Focus:  Juvenile Probation

    County Focus: Juvenile Probation

    Juvenile Probation Department There are approximately 165 juvenile probation departments in the State of Texas.  Juvenile probation departments will process and handle through local rehabilitation services approximately 98.7 percent of all crimes committed by juvenile-age offenders (ages 10-17), while committing 1.3 percent of referred offenses to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD), the state agency […]

  • What you Wish Your Constituents knew about the Property Tax

    What you Wish Your Constituents knew about the Property Tax

      What You Wish Your Constituents Knew About County Government, the County Budget, and the Property Tax  Per reader request, we publish this article several times a year. We receive regular calls asking for permission to reprint and/or share this story with local community groups and constituents. We welcome you to use this article to […]

  • A Glimpse in the Life of a Texas County Judge

    A Glimpse in the Life of a Texas County Judge

    Every so often, County Progress asks our distinguished Judges and Commissioners to allow us a glimpse into their public lives, giving us a fresh appreciation for the myriad of roles and responsibilities they shoulder every day. Our thanks to Anderson County Judge Robert Johnston. Anderson County Judge Robert Johnston History: As a native of Anderson […]

  • County Focus: County Constable

    County Focus: County Constable

    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 about the county treasurer? […]

A Glimpse in the life of Wise County Commissioner Kevin Burns

A Glimpse in the life of Wise County Commissioner Kevin Burns

A Glimpse in the Life of a Texas County Commissioner Every so often, County Progress asks our distinguished Judges and Commissioners to allow us a glimpse into their public lives, giving us a fresh appreciation for the myriad of roles and responsibilities they shoulder every day. Our thanks to Wise County Commissioner Kevin Burns for […]

County Focus:  Juvenile Probation

County Focus: Juvenile Probation

Juvenile Probation Department There are approximately 165 juvenile probation departments in the State of Texas.  Juvenile probation departments will process and handle through local rehabilitation services approximately 98.7 percent of all crimes committed by juvenile-age offenders (ages 10-17), while committing 1.3 percent of referred offenses to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD), the state agency […]

What you Wish Your Constituents knew about the Property Tax

What you Wish Your Constituents knew about the Property Tax

  What You Wish Your Constituents Knew About County Government, the County Budget, and the Property Tax  Per reader request, we publish this article several times a year. We receive regular calls asking for permission to reprint and/or share this story with local community groups and constituents. We welcome you to use this article to […]

A Glimpse in the Life of a Texas County Judge

A Glimpse in the Life of a Texas County Judge

Every so often, County Progress asks our distinguished Judges and Commissioners to allow us a glimpse into their public lives, giving us a fresh appreciation for the myriad of roles and responsibilities they shoulder every day. Our thanks to Anderson County Judge Robert Johnston. Anderson County Judge Robert Johnston History: As a native of Anderson […]

County Focus: County Constable

County Focus: County Constable

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 about the county treasurer? […]

New Year’s County Resolutions

New Year’s 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. […]

County Focus: County Attorney

County Focus: County Attorney

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 about […]

Rain Drops Keep Falling…

Rain Drops Keep Falling…

Rain Drops Keep Falling… Does This Mean the Drought is Over?   An Update From the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) As of Nov. 9, the State of Texas reported drought conditions in 4 percent of the state, down from the previous week when slightly less than 16 of the state experienced drought conditions. Every […]

Intern Program

Intern Program

 Intern Program Schedule below. 12intern program   A Favorite From 2015  Midland County Internship Program Participants Speak to Overwhelming Success   If Midland County Commissioner Randy Prude had to pick one of his favorite programs from this past year, no doubt the summer 2015 internship program would top his list. In 2014, Prude attended a […]

2016 V.G. Young

V.G. Young Institute to Host Annual Conference Feb. 16-18, 2016 – Hilton College Station   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. 16-18, 2016, in College Station.  Early registration is $225 for […]