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TAC's Legislative Conference Is Next Week

August 27, 2021| Legislative News

More than 850 county officials and staff will gather next week, either in person in Austin or virtually from their home counties, at the Texas Association of Counties' 2021 Legislative Conference.

Local leaders asked to increase vaccination rates

August 27, 2021| Legislative News

This summer has seen the Delta variant of the coronavirus continue to spread, sending Texas hospitalization rates surging more than 300% in the past month, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Gov. Abbott and the Legislative Budget Board Provide an Additional Month of Funding for the Legislative Branch

August 27, 2021| Legislative News

On Aug. 6, Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Speaker Dade Phelan announced an additional month of funding for the legislative branch of government.

D.C. Watch: Congress Negotiates Police Reform Bill, Qualified Immunity

August 27, 2021| Legislative News

Since the summer of 2020, there has been a bipartisan effort in Congress to pass comprehensive policing reform legislation addressing many of the concerns expressed by reform advocates.

Court Recorder Legislation Fails. What Now?

August 27, 2021| Legislative News

Counties across the state are faced with significant challenges when attempting to hire and retain courtroom reporters.

Texas Senate Changes the Rules of Engagement for the Second Called Legislative Session

August 26, 2021| Legislative News

The second special session of the 87th Legislature began at noon on Aug. 7. The House of Representatives at the time still did not have enough members present to constitute a quorum, but the Senate once again proceeded full steam ahead.

Texas Broadband Expansion Efforts Buoyed by Recent Appointments

August 26, 2021| Legislative News

The Governor’s Broadband Development Council, formed in 2019 by the 86th Legislature to improve high-speed internet connectivity across Texas, gained three members.

Overview of Redistricting Data Available by County

August 26, 2021| Legislative News

The U.S. Census Bureau released the 2020 Census Redistricting Data Summary Files on Aug. 12.

Sheriffs Hold Annual Conference, Swear In New Board of Directors

August 26, 2021| Legislative News

The Sheriffs’ Association of Texas held its 143rd annual conference Aug. 1-4 in Bexar County. A new Board of Directors was sworn in, including Lubbock County Sheriff Kelly Rowe (left) as president.

AG Opinions and Requests

August 26, 2021| Legislative News

TAC has highlighted recent Attorney General Opinions and Requests for Opinions of interest to counties.

What We're Reading

August 26, 2021| Legislative News

Here's a look at some of the Texas stories in the news this week.

Executive Director's Report

August 26, 2021| TAC News

Public well-being at the center of initial ARP spending plans

President's Report

August 26, 2021| TAC News

Finding a path toward expanding broadband access

Has your county been practicing safety?

August 26, 2021| TAC News

TAC RMP Safety Awards open with some changes

Annual auditors conference to be held in Corpus Christi

August 26, 2021| TAC News

Activities include comedy show, networking opportunities

Clerks conference to be held Sept. 8-10

August 26, 2021| TAC News

This year’s theme is ‘Community in Service’

Treasurers association conference to be held in Boerne

August 26, 2021| TAC News

Murder mystery, winery visit among activities

Sit tight. TAC experts will come to you.

August 26, 2021| TAC News

TAC RMP to offer regional workshops in the fall

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

August 26, 2021| TAC News

Early prevention can save your life

Texas Public Funds Investment Conference kicks off Nov. 4

August 26, 2021| TAC News

Event is open to anyone wishing to learn about investing public funds

TAC Board names new officers

August 26, 2021| TAC News

Tom Green County's Cradduck chosen president-elect; Yoakum County's Addison to be vice president

BCBSTX Fitness Program Enrollment Fee Waived in September!

August 26, 2021| Health and Benefits News

New Member Special: Beginning Sept. 1, members can join the Fitness Program and pay no enrollment fee. Sign up by Sept. 30 to get this great deal!

Omada shares the secret formula for healthier back-to-school lunches

August 26, 2021| Health and Benefits News

Whether your kids are eating lunch from their school’s cafeteria or from your dining room table, it’s that time of year again—back to school. Omada cooked up a formula that includes the nutrient variety your kids need to stay healthy this school year. Check out these healthy back-to-school lunch ideas!


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