Lavaca County helps preserve Thigpen Cemetery

A promise made, a promise kept to rural Texas site

Brenda Lincke Fisseler

Tarrant County wins TAC Best Practice Awards

Tarrant County officials reform criminal cases, pandemic-related practices

County magazine staff

Texas House and Senate recommend $119.7 billion in spending for 2022-2023

Texas 2022-2023 budget proposed

Zelma Smith

TAC Financial Analyst

How Tom Green County IT staff is tackling COVID-19 challenges

Staff issued laptops, VPNs and attempting project restarts

Justin Thornton

TAC offering free cybersecurity training for Texas counties

45-minute online classes available for Texas counties’ staff

County magazine staff

Texas voter surge in 2020 more dynamic in certain areas

Those near the Texas Triangle had significant growth

Tim Brown

TAC CIRA services to get enhanced security

Customers will be migrated to Microsoft 365 email licenses

County magazine staff

New faces in the Texas Legislature

A brief introduction to the freshman class of the 87th Legislature

County magazine staff

TAC Employee Spotlight - Dawn Noufer

Noufer is the senior strategic services manager for TAC.

County magazine staff

Meet TAC's Legislative Services team

Team serves as liaison between county officials and Legislature

County magazine staff

Snow on the Texas Capitol grounds

The photo was taken in Austin on Feb. 14, 1895

County magazine staff

Basics of County Investments Course scheduled for March 9-12

The event will be held in San Marcos

County magazine staff

Meet Grimes County Commissioner Barbara Henley Walker

Walker will be sworn into her third term

County magazine staff

Biden, a former county official, addresses NACo board

President and Vice President have county government experience

County magazine staff

TAC is the voice of county government in Austin

TAC's legislative services staff will track thousands of bills

Noe Barrios

Legislative Services Director, Texas Association of Counties

Watch 'TAC on the Lege' videos to stay informed

TAC staff speak candidly on legislative developments weekly

County magazine staff

Healthy County Boot Camp goes online

Attendees will learn about health benefits, initiatives

County magazine staff

County Court Assistants Training Conference set for Feb. 17-19

The event will be virtual this year

County magazine staff

County Management and Risk Conference registration open

The event will be virtual this year

County magazine staff

COVID-19 forces some TAC events online

TAC will contact registered attendees about changes

County magazine staff

TAC member survey deadline extended to Feb. 28

Weigh in on services needed to meet daily tasks, changing technology

County magazine staff

TAC's Spring Judicial Education Session set for March

The event will take place in Lubbock

County magazine staff

Newly elected Texas county officials attend workshops

Almost 400 Texas officials attended TAC’s workshop

County magazine staff

TAC ships 'Survival Kits' to newly elected county officials

The kits contain calendar of legal deadlines, advice and more

County magazine staff

TAC Pool members can now join WW, formerly Weight Watchers

The program is offered at a 25% subsidized cost

County magazine staff

In Memoriam 

TAC remembers county officials who passed in 2020

County magazine staff

Leadership 254 Class of 2019-20 completes program

Applications for the 2022-23 class will be accepted next summer

County magazine staff

Texas county participants chosen for 2021-22 Leadership 254 class

Twenty four members will join the 14-month program

County magazine staff

Broadband a lifeline for Texas counties

Floyd, Bexar counties stepping up to fill internet needs

Pete Winckler and Shiloh Perry

LAST LOOK

Snow on the Capitol Grounds

Snow covered Austin on Valentine's Day 1895 as seen in this view looking south from the Texas Capitol. Snow is rare in Central Texas. Rarer still is snow with significant accumulation. But on Jan. 10, parts of Burnet, Lee, Milam, Travis and Williamson counties received from 2.5 to 6 inches of snow, giving residents a shared experience with these Central Texans from more than 125 years ago.

County officials and employees (and any other Texas resident) can submit a photo to be considered for Last Look. Email your high-resolution photo to Julie Chang.