County magazine is the award-winning flagship publication published by the Texas Association of Counties. It is the premier publication of Texas county officials and of Texas county government.

The print version of County is a quarterly magazine distributed to every elected county official and county auditor in Texas’ 254 counties. Other readers include purchasing agents, budget and planning administrators, appointed department heads, state legislators, federal legislators and state agency personnel.

The printed form of County is a feature publication. Its intended purpose is to spread best practices, educate elected officials about county issues and programs and promote county government services, accomplishments and solutions in an easy-to-read journalism-based format.

The online version of County is an expansion of its print version. The online magazine, at, includes everything printed in the print version while also serving as a hub for all TAC-generated news and columns. Its content will feed news to the main homepage.

County is the only publication that focuses on the interests of every elected official, as well as the major department heads in Texas county government. The 6,100 readers include county purchasing agents and those who make and influence purchasing decisions.

Advertise today! For more information, please download our media kit or contact Julie Chang, County managing editor.

County Magazine Advertising Rates
Full page: 1x - $1,000, 2x - $850, 4x - $700
Half page: 1x - $800, 2x - $650, 4x - $600​
Quarter page: 1x - $600, 2x - $400, 4x - $350
Inside front/back cover placement: Add $300 per issue

Closing Date

Space reservation should be made by:

  • Nov. 21, 2022 for the Winter 2023 issue (publishes Feb. 1).
  • March 6, 2023 for the Spring 2023 issue (publishes May 1).
  • June 5, 2023 for the Summer 2023 issue (publishes Aug. 1).
  • Sept. 5, 2023 for the Fall 2023 issue (publishes Nov. 1).

Materials Deadline

Camera-ready artwork is to be provided as digital files in the native application accompanied by low-resolution PDFs for proofing by the aforementioned closing deadlines. If you prefer to provide high-resolution PDFs, please contact for proper PDF export.

Frequency Rate

Advertisers will be billed at the one-time (1x) rate unless written contract specifies a higher frequency. Rates will be earned for the period of the contract only. If the advertiser cancels ad prior to completion of the 4x contract rate, the advertiser will pay for previous ads as if they had been contracted at the 1x rate.


Full page: 8.5” x 11”, with 1/8” bleed: 8.75” x 11.25”
1/2 page: 7.5 x 4.375 (no bleeds)
1/4 page: 3.625 x 4.375 (no bleeds)
Back cover: 8.5” x 9”, with 1/8” bleed: 8.75” x 9.25”
Inside front cover: 8.5” x 11”, with 1/8” bleed: 8.75” x 11.25”