Far West Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association Conference

September 14 - 16, 2022

Far Flung Outdoor Center
23310 FM 170
Terlingua, TX 79852

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

Overview

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, subdivision regulations, emergency management 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 Charles M. Wolf, Winkler County Judge, at (432) 586-6658.

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. 6. After Sept. 6, please register on-site at the conference registration desk.

Please contact Jackie Boone 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: $175 a day

*Please note that there is a seven-day cancellation policy. All reservations guaranteed by an individual that are canceled within seven days of arrival or that involve a failure to arrive on the scheduled date will be considered no-shows, and the deposit on file will be forfeited.

Tax-exempt entity: If the individual making the reservation has tax-exemption status, it will only be applied if the room deposit is confirmed with a credit card in the name of the hotel tax-exempt entity, and not to a personal credit card. The tax-exempt status form must be provided for our files at the time of reservation.

Big Bend Resort & Adventures
1 Main St.
Terlingua, TX 79852
(432) 371-2218

Room rate: $96 a day

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

Tuesday, Sept. 13
6:30-9 p.m. Pre-Conference Reception – Far Flung Outdoor Center
Wednesday, Sept. 14
Noon Pre-Conference Lunch – Big Bend Resort & Adventures
12:45 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
6:30-10 p.m. Attendee Appreciation Dinner
Thursday, Sept. 15
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 subject to change

Tuesday, Sept. 13  
6:30-9 p.m. Pre-Conference Reception – Far Flung Outdoor Center
Wednesday, Sept. 14  
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. County Roads
1:50-2:20 p.m. Break
2:20-3:10 p.m. TxDOT Update
3:10-3:40 p.m. Break
3:40-4:30 p.m. Emergency Management
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. 15  
7:30 a.m. Burrito Breakfast
GENERAL SESSION
8-8:50 a.m. AgriLife Extension Partnering With Counties
8:50-9:40 a.m. Budgeting
9:40-9:55 a.m. Break
9:55-10:45 a.m. Subdivision Regulations
10:45 a.m.-11:35 a.m. Interlocal Agreements
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. 16  
8 a.m. Association Business Meeting
CLOSING GENERAL SESSION
8:30-9:20 a.m. The Purpose of the U.S. Constitution
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 is subject to change.

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

Continuing Education Type Hours
Commissioners Pending
Judges 4

Conference cancellations and all refund requests must be received in writing (fax or email acceptable) by Aug. 31. No refunds will be given after Aug. 31.

Please email cancellations to Jackie Boone at jackieb@county.org or fax to (512) 477-1324.

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