Editor’s Note: Winkler County Commissioner Hope Fernandez Williams is communicating with her constituents via a column in her local newspaper titled “Your County Corner.” Our thanks to Commissioner Williams for sharing her latest column with our readers. There is a bill floating around Austin in need of a sponsor. This bill has been written by lawyers on behalf of an oil and … [Read more...] about Trucks: How Heavy is Too Heavy?
Road & Bridge
Lighting Project Enhances Safety, Security By Bee County Commissioner Dennis DeWitt Light: to illuminate the dark. Sounds simple, but in rural areas of many counties in Texas there is no artificial light at night. In rural unincorporated areas, a light is a beacon in the night. As County Commissioners in South Texas’ Bee County, Commissioner Ken Haggard and I were … [Read more...] about Brighter in Bee County
By Julie Anderson, Editor County Progress is regularly asked for information on the varied county road systems. The text below provides a simple explanation of each system and the related Commissioners Court responsibilities, along with important information on statutorily required road reports. The Basics A county road is a public road that has been accepted for … [Read more...] about County Roads 101
Counties Prioritize Transportation Needs Officials, Voters Value Road Safety, Accessibility By Julie Anderson, Editor As part of its mission statement, the Collin County Engineering Department offers a commitment “to plan and implement a superior inter-modal transportation infrastructure” based on the premise that “a superior transportation infrastructure will … [Read more...] about Counties Prioritize Transportation Needs
How Can We Make County Roads Last Longer? County Progress tapped into the know-how of some of the state’s leading road experts headquartered at the University of Texas at Arlington. Question: What are the keys to building long-lasting roads? Answer: Eldon McCurley and Bruce Eliker, Instructors, University of Texas at Arlington’s UTA Public Works Institute … [Read more...] about Ask the Expert: How Can We Make County Roads Last Longer?