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    News Article | July 20, 2022

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    "A pleasant suprise - our county just received an oil and gas lease bonus payment of $200K from an oil producer."

    May the county commissioners adopt a special budget for the limited purpose of spending unexpected revenue for general purposes?

    Yes, depending on the population. Local Government Code Section 111.0108 concerns a special budget for revenue received after the start of the fiscal year. The section is bracketed to counties with a population of 225,000 or less.