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    News Article | July 20, 2022

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    "Our sheriff is requesting additional funds to buy cowboy hats for all deputies in the department, not just the chief deputy. Does the county have to buy cowboy hats for every member of the Sheriff's Department"

    Is the county responsible for buying cowboy hats for sheriff's deputies?

    Under Chapter 111 of the Local Government Code, the commissioners court determines the sheriff's budget and may set a maximum uniform allowance (Local Government Code, §152.011). However, the sheriff determines what articles of clothing are included in the uniform and purchased with the allowance.