Large Turnout for County Government Day at the Capitol

By County magazine

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On April 30 the Texas Association of Counties (TAC) filled the halls of the Capitol with the smell of barbecue from Louie Mueller Barbecue in Taylor in observance of County Government Day. County officials from across the state spent the day reaching out to their legislators about issues important to county government. The day kicked off at 7:30 a.m. in the TAC Events Center with Tuesday Morning Breakfast. 

County offiiclas then moved to the Capitol where the House recognized TAC President and Hidalgo County Constable Larry Gallardo and acknowledged County Government Day. For more than two hours, members of the TAC Core Legislative Group served delicious Louie Mueller BBQ to approximately 800 guests including lawmakers and their staff as well as DPS detail and other Capitol employees.  Many guests commented that they looked forward to the TAC event each legislative session.  attendees about Senate Bill 2, which was debated on the House floor after lunch.