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LegalEase: Legal Department Newsletter




In addition to the TAC Helpline and legal handbooks, the Legal Department produces 
LegalEase, a monthly email highlighting timely, relevant and interesting topics affecting county government. We hope you find it helpful and occasionally entertaining.​​ 

Questions addressed in LegalEase have been sorted by subject matter for your reference below.

COMMISSIONERS COURT

What authority does the court have to stop disruptions from court attendees?​

What are the deadlines the county needs to meet when setting the budget?

What regulatory authority does the county have related to particular types of gathering?

COUNTY OFFICIALS

May a sitting member of the commissioners court be appointed to fill a vacancy?

Is it possible to withdraw a resignation?​

Is the county required to pay an official who was suspended during an unsuccessful removal action for the time someone else was appointed to the office?​

FIREWORKS/BURN BAN



ESTRAY ANIMALS

What procedures are there in the case an estray animal dies or escapes while impounded?

HEALTH & SAFETY

Do citizens have to use the solid waste services provided in unincorporated areas of the county?

PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT

Does the county have to fulfill redundant open records requests from a requestor?​

PURCHASING/PROPERTY



ROAD & BRIDGE

Does a county have the authority to enforce weight limits on county roads?​

TAXES