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Say hello to a healthier you with WW

August 26, 2021| Health and Benefits News

Hit the reset button, reclaim your health and recover that pre-2020 waistline. Sign up by October 31 and you can score a FREE Hello Success Kit!

Check out Livongo's Healthy Fall Resources

August 26, 2021| Health and Benefits News

It’s hard to believe fall is upon us! Livongo is here to help you stay on track with healthy tip including a preventive care guide and a 30-day water challenge. After all, it may technically be Fall but the Texas heat is still here for many of us.

Take Advantage of the Employee Assistance Program

August 26, 2021| Health and Benefits News

As a reminder, the employee assistance program (EAP) powered by Alliance Work Partners is available to all fully pooled TAC Health and Employee Benefits Pool members and participating ASO members.

Registration is Open! Healthy County Boot Camp – Feb. 9-11

August 25, 2021|

It’s not too early to save your seat for the Healthy County Boot Camp, Feb. 9-11, 2022, at the Kalahari Resort in Round Rock. Join us for Healthy County Boot Camp where wellness industry experts and your peers will share powerful tips, strategies and resources you can use to help county officials and employees lead healthier lives.

BCBSTX Fitness Program Enrollment Fee Waived in September!

August 25, 2021|

New Member Special: Beginning Sept. 1, members can join the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) 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 25, 2021|

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!

Let's help feed our neighbors in need… Move for Meals!

August 25, 2021|

The final Healthy County Contest of 2021, Move for Meals runs Sept. 13 through Nov. 7. Also, each county or district will compete as a team for the top spot on the leaderboard. Healthy County will donate to the local food bank of the top counties or districts in each territory with the highest average daily steps. All participants can earn $15 in Boomer Bucks by achieving at least 40 days of 7,000 steps or 60 minutes of activity.

Say hello to a healthier you with WW

August 25, 2021|

Hit the reset button, reclaim your health and recover that pre-2020 waistline. Sign up by Oct. 31 and you can score a FREE Hello Success Kit!

Check out Livongo's Healthy Fall Resources

August 25, 2021|

It’s hard to believe fall is upon us! Livongo is here to help you stay on track with healthy tips including a preventive care guide and a 30-day water challenge. After all, it may technically be fall but the Texas heat is still here for many of us.

Take Advantage of the Employee Assistance Program

August 25, 2021|

As a reminder, the employee assistance program (EAP) powered by Alliance Work Partners is available to all fully pooled TAC Health and Employee Benefits Pool members and participating ASO members.

Executive Director's Report

August 17, 2021| TAC News

Whether monitoring the Legislature or understanding federal relief rules, TAC is here for Texas counties

Election Integrity and Security Bills

July 29, 2021| Legislative News

During the regular session of the 87th Legislature, election integrity and security bills, House Bill 6 by Rep. Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park) and Senate Bill 7 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), would have made extensive changes to the election code, including additional voter identification and registration requirements, increases in criminal and civil penalties, and expansion of poll watchers' authority. Both bills failed to pass.

Property Tax Legislation Effective Now

July 29, 2021| Legislative News

Every Legislature makes changes that affect county government; this session that included changes to property tax rate calculations and budget timelines.

D.C. Watch: State Rep. Jake Ellzey Headed to Congress

July 29, 2021| Legislative News

On July 27, freshman state Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-Waxahachie) won the special election runoff for the 6th Congressional District seat formerly held by U.S. Rep. Ron Wright (R-Arlington), who died earlier this year from COVID-19 complications.

Hundreds Attend 77th Annual JPCA Conference in Denton

July 29, 2021| Legislative News

The Justices of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas (JPCA) met in Denton during June 21-25 for its 77th annual conference.

South Texas Judges and Commissioners Hold Annual Conference, Swear In New Board

July 29, 2021| Legislative News

The South Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas met in South Padre Island on June 29-July 1 for its annual conference.

North and East Texas County Judges and Commissioners Hold Annual Conference, Swear In New Board

July 29, 2021| Legislative News

The North and East Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association met in Waco on July 12-15 for its annual conference.

NACo Annual Conference Focused on COVID, Infrastructure and Broadband

July 29, 2021| Legislative News

The 2021 National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference was held in Prince George's County, Maryland, from July 9 through July 12, and was attended either online or in-person by officials from nearly 2,500 of the country's 3,069 counties.

Budget-Writing Committees Approve Bills to Restore Funding for the Legislative Branch

July 29, 2021| Legislative News

Both the Senate Finance and House Appropriations committees recently approved appropriations bills to restore funding for Article X, the legislative branch of state government, following its veto by Gov. Greg Abbott.

AG Opinions and Requests

July 29, 2021| Legislative News

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

Early Bird Registration for TAC's Legislative Conference Ends Aug. 9

July 29, 2021| Legislative News

TAC's 2021 Legislative Conference, set for Sept. 1-3 in Austin, offers county officials and staff in-depth analysis of what happened during the 87th Legislature and how it affects county government.

What We're Reading

July 29, 2021| Legislative News

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

Bail Reform Passes the Senate, Stalls in the House

July 29, 2021| Legislative News

The Legislature began the first-called special session with hearings in both House and Senate committees on bail reform legislation on Saturday, July 10.

Governor Adjusts Criminal History Reporting Grant Eligibility Requirements for FY 2022 Applications

July 29, 2021| Legislative News

Since Gov. Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-07 on Sept. 5, 2019, Criminal Justice Division grant applicants have been required to meet a 90% criminal case disposition reporting threshold.

Comptroller Estimates a $7.85 Billion Surplus for the 2022-2023 Biennium

July 29, 2021| Legislative News

Due to the reductions in General Revenue appropriations for the 2020-2021 biennium enacted by the 87th Legislature, combined with surging revenue collections, Hegar estimates a surplus of $5 billion at the end of fiscal year 2021.


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