Far West Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association Conference

September 8 - 10, 2021

Far Flung Outdoor Center
23310 FM 170
Terlingua, TX 79852

For more information, contact Michele Ewerz or Rachel Kucera at (800) 456-5974.

The annual conference of the Far West Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association brings together county judges and commissioners from the region to review and discuss critical issues facing their counties. This year's conference will present the latest updates on legislative actions, public records, oil and gas topics, and more.

Educational Co-Sponsor

Special thanks to the V.G. Young Institute of County Government, a part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, for serving as the education program co-sponsor for this conference.

Association Officer

If you are interested in becoming an executive officer of the Far West Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association, please contact President Pete Jackson, Upton County commissioner, at (432) 301-0015.

Door Prizes

Each county is asked to bring at least one door prize, which will be collected at the registration desk.

Registration Fees

(Tickets to all events are included.)  
County officials and staff for member counties $125
County officials and staff for nonmember counties $150

The registration fee includes spouse attendance for all events. Registration forms must be received by Sept. 3. After Sept. 3, please register onsite at the conference registration desk.

Please contact Rachel Kucera for more information or conference registration information.

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The host hotels are the Lajitas Golf Resort and the Big Bend Resort & Adventures. Request the “Far West Texas County Judges and Commissioners” room block when reserving your sleeping room. The deadline to reserve rooms at the special rate is Aug. 9, so make your reservations early. All reservations received after this date will be accepted on a space-available basis and at the prevailing hotel rates.

Reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card and the first night’s full deposit. Reservations not canceled prior to the expected arrival date will be assessed the room rate and tax for one night.

Host Hotels

Lajitas Golf Resort (Note: This hotel block is full. Please call the hotel directly to be added to the waiting list.)
100 Main St.
Lajitas, TX 79852
(432) 424-5000 / (877) 525-4827
Room rate: $149 a day

Big Bend Resort & Adventures
1 Main St.
Terlingua, TX 79852
(432) 371-2218
Room rate: $89.95 a day

 If special accommodations are needed, please contact Michele Ewerz at (800) 456-5974.

Tuesday, Sept. 7
6:30-9 p.m. Pre-Conference Reception – Far Flung Outdoor Center
Wednesday, Sept.8
Noon    Pre-Conference Lunch – Big Bend Resort & Adventures
12:45pm Welcome and Introductions
6:30-10 p.m. Attendee Appreciation Dinner
Thursday, Sept.9
7:30 a.m.  Burrito Breakfast – Far Flung Outdoor Center
11:35 a.m.  Grab-And-Go-Lunch – Big Bend Resort & Adventures
1:15 p.m. Golf Tournament – Black Jack’s Crossing, Lajitas
1:30 p.m. Horseshoe Tournament – Big Bend Resort & Adventures
7 p.m. Dinner and Dance – The Barn at Big Bend Resort & Adventures
Sponsor: Far West Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association

*Agenda is subject to change.

Tuesday, Sept.7
6:30-9 p.m. Pre-Conference Reception Far Flung Outdoor Center
Wednesday, Sept.8
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Registration
Noon Pre-Conference Lunch – Big Bend Resort & Adventures
12:45 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
Commissioners Education Sessions
1-1:50 p.m. Texas Veterans Commission
1:50-2:20 p.m Break
2:20-3:10 p.m. Basic Road Construction and Maintenance
3:10-3:40 p.m. Break
3:40-4:30 p.m. Public Records
4:30 p.m Adjourn
Judicial Training For County Judges
1-2 p.m. Judicial Session
2-3 p.m Judicial Session
3-3:15 p.m. Break
3:15-4:15 p.m. Judicial Session
4:15-5:15 p.m. Judicial Session
5:15 p.m Adjourn
6:30-10 p.m. Attendee Appreciation Dinner
Thursday, Sept. 9
7:30 a.m. Burrito Breakfast
General Session
8-8:50 a.m. Road Repair Grants for Texas Counties
8:50-9:40 a.m. U.S. Border Patrol Update
9:40-9:55 a.m. Break
9:55-10:45 a.m. Oil and Gas Evaluations
10:45-11:35 a.m. Texas Forest Service
11:35 a.m. Grab-and-Go Lunch – Big Bend Resort & Adventures
Leisure Activities
1:15 p.m. Golf Tournament Black Jack’s Crossing, Lajitas
1:30 p.m. Horseshoe Tournament – Big Bend Resort & Adventures
7 p.m. Dinner and Dance – The Barn at Big Bend Resort & Adventures
Sponsor: Far West Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association
Friday, Sept. 10
8 a.m. Association Business Meeting
Closing General Session
8:30-9:20 a.m. Groundwater Quality and Quantity Issues in West Texas
9:20-9:50 a.m. Break
9:50-10:40 a.m. Area Legislators: Moderated Discussion
10:40-11:30 a.m. Legislative Update
Speaker: Mr. Jim Allison, General Counsel, County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas
11:30 a.m. Adjourn

*Agenda subject to change

An application for continuing education credit for county commissioners is approved. The judicial education session on Wednesday afternoon is approved for ten hours of continuing education for county judges.

Continuing Education Type                  Hours
Commissioners 10
Judges 10

 

Conference cancellations and all refund requests must be received in writing (fax or email acceptable) by Aug. 27. No refunds will be given after Aug. 27.

Please email cancellations to Rachel Kucera or fax to (512) 477-1324.

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