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State Budget Outlook for the 2022-23 Biennium

May 29, 2020| Legislative News

Driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and a dramatic decline in oil prices, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar warns of a revenue shortfall of billions of dollars for the 2022-23 state biennial budget.

Election Officials Await Court Decisions

May 29, 2020| Legislative News

There have been many developments in the world of elections as county election officials await the outcome of the pending cases in state and federal courts on the question of whether voting by mail is authorized for any voter who fears exposure to COVID-19 in lieu of voting in person.

Another Wave of Business Openings

May 29, 2020| Legislative News

Gov. Abbott announced his second phase to reopen Texas businesses, Executive Order GA-21, in a news conference May 18.

Keeping the Courts Safe and Efficient: An Update on the Judiciary

May 29, 2020| Legislative News

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, courts remain operational with some technological adjustments. To efficiently serve their constituents, judges are holding virtual hearings and video magistration more frequently.

Counties Eligible Now for Federal Coronavirus Relief Funds

May 29, 2020| Legislative News

Texas counties with populations fewer than 500,000 are eligible to apply for a share of $1.85 billion in federal funding available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

TAC Publishes County Official Salaries

May 29, 2020| Legislative News

Results from the 2020 TAC Salary Survey are now available. In addition to the online PDF report, a MS workbook is available with base salary data for all surveyed offices, including salary ranges for county commissioners, constables and justices of the peace.

Disaster Preparedness During the Pandemic

May 29, 2020| Legislative News

Hurricane season officially starts June 1. As summer begins, counties are preparing for hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters.

Virtual Senate Bill 2 and County Budget Training

May 29, 2020| Legislative News

TAC recently worked with the VG Young Institute of County Government to offer virtual training on Senate Bill 2, by Sen. Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston), and the county budgeting process.

Luncheons with Legislators Go Virtual

May 29, 2020| Legislative News

In the past, at the request of local county officials, TAC has hosted luncheons with state and congressional lawmakers across Texas.

Additional Federal Relief for Local Governments Remains Uncertain

May 29, 2020| Legislative News

While negotiations in Washington, D.C., continue, additional direct federal relief for local governments remains uncertain.

Texas Hail No!

May 29, 2020| Risk Management News

It’s that time of year again when Texas has the potential to experience severe hailstorms.

AG Opinions and Requests

May 29, 2020| Legislative News

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

Reach the Beach! June 8–Aug. 12

May 27, 2020|

Make your way to the beach where the sun smiles for miles in Reach the Beach!

Reach the Beach! June 8–Aug. 12

May 27, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Make your way to the beach where the sun smiles for miles in Reach the Beach!

2020 Contests Update and County vs. County Winners

May 27, 2020|

We have adjusted the completion requirements in the County vs. County and Reach the Beach contests because the COVID-19 outbreak has made it more difficult for our members to participate in the Healthy County contests.

2020 Contests Update and County vs. County Winners

May 27, 2020| Health and Benefits News

We have adjusted the completion requirements in the County vs. County and Reach the Beach contests because the COVID-19 outbreak has made it more difficult for our members to participate in the Healthy County contests.

New Telehealth Musculoskeletal & Pain Management Benefit: Airrosti Remote Recovery

May 27, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Airrosti has a proven track record of diagnosing and resolving musculoskeletal conditions, including neck and back pain, tendonitis, muscle pulls, and more. Now, Airrosti's provider expertise is available through a convenient, affordable, and effective digital solution.

New Telehealth Musculoskeletal & Pain Management Benefit: Airrosti Remote Recovery

May 27, 2020|

Airrosti has a proven track record of diagnosing and resolving musculoskeletal conditions, including neck and back pain, tendonitis, muscle pulls, and more. Now, Airrosti’s provider expertise is available through a convenient, affordable, and effective digital solution.

New Weight Loss Program: Omada

May 27, 2020|

Healthy County is excited to announce a new health program called Omada® — a digital lifestyle change program that can help you lose weight, feel fantastic, and develop long-term healthy habits.

New Weight Loss Program: Omada

May 27, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Healthy County is excited to announce a new health program called Omada that we’re offering at no cost to members and their covered adult family members enrolled in our Texas Association of Counties Health and Employee Benefits Pool health plan in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, and are at risk for type 2 diabetes or heart disease.

New Diabetes & High Blood Pressure Program: Livongo

May 27, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Healthy County is excited to announce a new diabetes and high blood pressure program called Livongo, which we're offering at no cost to members and their covered family members age 13 and older enrolled in our Texas Association of Counties Health and Employee Benefits Pool health plan in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.

New Diabetes & High Blood Pressure Program: Livongo

May 27, 2020|

Healthy County is excited to announce a new diabetes and high blood pressure program called Livongo that we’re offering at no cost to members and their covered family members 13 and older enrolled in our Texas Association of Counties Health and Employee Benefits Pool health plan in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.

Coping with Texas Summer Heat

May 26, 2020| Risk Management News

When you think of summertime in Texas, your thoughts may turn to fun activities like going to a beach, floating a river, or attending a Fourth of July celebration, a water melon thump or a baseball game.

Website Posting Requirements

May 14, 2020| TAC CIRA News

Regarding the posting of elected officer information, HB 305 requires a county to post each elected officer of the political subdivision, but makes no mention of contact information for those officers. SB 2, however, contains provisions that do require the posting of contact information for certain officers.

County Government's Vital Role During Pandemic

May 08, 2020| TAC News

As we wind up County Government month, Texas counties have proven why local government is so critical.


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