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Selected Grant Opportunities for Texas Counties

January 13, 2023| Legislative News

Many state and federal grant opportunities are available to Texas counties. Here is a select number open to applicants.

What We're Reading

January 13, 2023| Legislative News

Earthquakes in West Texas have caught the attention of the state's oil and gas regulators. Most rural Texas hospitals no longer deliver babies. Why Laredo is set to become one of the world's most important land ports. Read these stories and more in a list of recent Texas news.

AG Opinions and Requests

January 13, 2023| Legislative News

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

Patrick Lists 2023 Legislative Priorities

December 15, 2022| Legislative News

Lieutenant Governor’s top issues include funds for county law enforcement, a new state hospital in the Panhandle and additional mental health beds in rural Texas.

Tuesday Morning Breakfasts Begin Jan. 10

December 15, 2022| Legislative News

As the 88th legislative session begins, please join us on Tuesday, Jan. 10, for the kickoff of our weekly breakfasts.

State Broadband Office Hosts Monthly Meetings for Local Governments

December 15, 2022| Legislative News

Roundtable events are held to inform counties about the state's efforts to expand access to high-speed internet. Office encourages participation in the challenge process to the FCC's newly released National Broadband Map.

Republicans Again Sweep Statewide Offices

December 15, 2022| Legislative News

Gov. Greg Abbott and his fellow Republican officeholders extended their party’s statewide streak in November. The GOP also fared well in legislative contests, increasing their majorities in the House and Senate by one seat each.

Counties at the Capitol Legislative Day Set for Feb. 7

December 15, 2022| Legislative News

Save the date. TAC's Counties at the Capitol event will dig into the big issues facing county government in next year's legislative session.

Lawmakers Adopt Growth Rate for Texas Budget Spending Limits

December 15, 2022| Legislative News

Initial estimates of spending capacity leaves unspent as much as $14.5 billion of $27 billion surplus Comptroller projects for the end of the current biennium.

Event examines the strengths and needs of rural Texas

December 15, 2022| Legislative News

"The Future of Rural Texas" symposium, held in Lubbock by The Texas Tribune and co-sponsored by the Texas Association of Counties, highlighted the contributions made by the state's rural communities and industries and the issues confronting them.

Listen to TAC's Podcast, Texas County Voice

December 15, 2022| Legislative News

In the podcast's latest episode: How do you attract more doctors to rural Texas? A program by Texas A&M's medical school may have found a way.

Selected Grant Opportunities for Texas Counties

December 15, 2022| Legislative News

Many state and federal grant opportunities are available to Texas counties. Here is a select number open to applicants.

Tax Assessor-Collectors Attend Annual V.G. Young Institute School

December 15, 2022| Legislative News

Tax Assessor-Collectors and members of their staffs gathered in Galveston in late November for a series of informational and educational sessions.

On the Horizon

December 15, 2022| Legislative News

Selected upcoming events and deadlines.

What We're Reading

December 15, 2022| Legislative News

A list of some recent Texas news of interest to counties.

AG Opinions and Requests

December 15, 2022| Legislative News

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

Unfunded Mandates Survey Deadline Draws Near

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

Survey results help state lawmakers understand how their decisions affect local taxpayers and county governments. Counties have until Nov. 15 to participate.

TAC Holds Inaugural County Elections Academy

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

New educational program is designed to help county election officials share best practices for organizing voting in Texas.

Counties at the Capitol Legislative Day Set for Feb. 7; TAC Legislative Services Announces Staff Update

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

Save the date. TAC’s Counties at the Capitol event on Feb. 7 will dig into the big issues facing county government in the 88th Legislature. TAC Legislative Services’ new and returning team members will be there to assist.

Hear What It Takes to Make Sure Your Vote Counts; Listen to Texas County Voice

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

TAC's podcast focuses recent episodes on the Nov. 8 general election.

Tuesday Morning Breakfasts Begin Jan. 10

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

As we slide into the new year and the 88th legislative session, the Texas Association of Counties will again host weekly Tuesday Morning Breakfasts.

A Look at Some 2024-25 State Agency Funding Requests Important to Counties

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

Requests considered during recently completed budget hearings included money for indigent defense, behavioral health and juvenile justice programs and to reduce the waitlist for state hospital beds.

State Broadband Office Hosts Roundtable for Local Governments

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

The event was the first of a planned series of monthly meetings to inform counties about the state’s efforts to expand access to high-speed internet.

Hearing held on guardianships, jury service

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

The House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence met Oct. 12 to take up its interim charges regarding guardianships and jury service.

County Auditors Gather in Denton County for Annual Conference

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

Association swears in new President and Board and honors three members for their service.


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