In October 2022, the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas will conduct its 100th Annual State Conference. Texas County Judges and Commissioners, known for their servant leadership, have joined together for a century to not only educate themselves as required by law, but to also learn and grow from one another’s experiences.
As the Official Publication of the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas, County Progress has been privileged to record the history of hundreds of regional and state meetings along with county news from across the Lone Star State.
For the next year, we will celebrate a Century of Service with glimpses into each decade. This month, we take a glance back at the 1950s!
County Judges And Commissioners Association Of Texas
“ARTICLE IX – MEETINGS
This Association shall hold one (1) annual meeting at such place and time as may be selected by a majority vote of the Association, and such called meetings as may be made by the President of this Association, acting jointly with a majority of the Executive Board. The time of the annual meeting shall be fixed by the Executive Board and the President of the Association.” – Excerpt, CJCAT Constitution
Article Excerpt from March 1955 Issue of County Progress
Highways, Water, Hospitals – Discussed in Keynote Address
Address by Falls County Judge Fred B. Glass
1954 CJCAT Annual Conference, Houston
“…County government has long been referred to and recognized as the grassroots, or foundation, of our government. If this be true, then county government should be exemplary of the basic principles of administrative and functional government. Honesty, integrity, and impartiality are prerequisite to proper conduct in public office and the discharge of official duties…”