The rise of cyberattacks on Texas counties

Structure of county governments and small IT departments contribute to vulnerability.

Features

Brown Santa programs lighten the holiday load for families

For decades, Texas sheriff’s offices have distributed gifts, necessities to communities

Cyberattacks are an inevitable reality for Texas counties

Experts and counties that have dealt with ransomware and phishing attacks say training and preparation can prevent devastating data disasters

Snapshots from the past year

Cooking without power, helping the homeless with care packages and staying safe with germ-killing robots

Four Texas counties expected to complete courthouse restorations amid challenging year

Pandemic, weather increased costs, created delays

Executive Director's Report

Board President Renee Couch’s optimism, teamwork helped steer TAC through the pandemic

Susan M. Redford

Executive Director

President's Report

It's been an incredible honor to serve as TAC president. 

Renee Couch

Comal County Treasurer and TAC Board President

Healthy County spotlight on King County

Wellness coordinator takes extra steps to improve wellness in the small Texas county

Melissa Maluski

Fall Judicial Session to be held in Boerne

Learn in depth about programs that worked in other jurisdictions

2022 Healthy County Boot Camp registration is open

Annual health and wellness conference will be in Round Rock

Changes are afoot at County magazine

Magazine website to get an upgrade; print edition to come out quarterly

Julie Chang

Four Texas counties expected to complete courthouse restorations amid challenging year

Pandemic, weather increased costs, created delays

Julie Chang

New TAC interactive tool shows population-bracketed statutes by county

2020 population shifts affect applicability of Texas statutes

Mary Cunningham to retire this year

Welcome Stephanie Moreno to the judicial education team

Prepare your people, property for another chilly Texas winter

These tips could help your county avoid thousands of dollars in damage

Joe A. Gonzalez

Nueces County Commissioner

Snapshots from the past year

Cooking without power, helping the homeless with care packages and staying safe with germ-killing robots

Cyberattacks are an inevitable reality for Texas counties

Experts and counties that have dealt with ransomware and phishing attacks say training and preparation can prevent devastating data disasters

Omar L. Gallaga

TAC 2021 Legislative Conference

County officials gather in person and virtually to discuss the Legislature's effects on local government 

Jody Seaborn

Best Practices Awards: Williamson County

Financial Literacy Program offers driving defendants an alternative to paying fine

Jody Seaborn

TAC Employee Spotlight - Kelley Nail

Grace under pressure

County magazine staff

Meet the committee members

TAC CIRA Advisory Committee to serve as ‘technology brain bank’

County magazine staff

Brown Santa programs lighten the holiday load for families

For decades, Texas sheriff’s offices have distributed gifts, necessities to communities

Melissa Maluski

LAST LOOK

The Quanah Parker Memorial

The Quanah Parker Memorial stands outside the Hardeman County Courthouse in the county seat of Quanah. The city is named for Quanah Parker, the last Comanche chief. (Credit: Alan Bristol, TAC County Relations Officer)

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 magazine@county.org.