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 1940s!
County Judges And Commissioners Association Of Texas
“This Association shall uphold the principles of good government in Texas.
This Association shall sponsor and co-sponsor educational conferences, seminars, and other programs for county officials and county employees to study information relative to county affairs and assist those officials in need of Continuing Education credits, as required by law.
Each County Judge and County Commissioner of Texas shall be eligible for membership in this Association, and each such member shall be eligible to vote in this Association on any question that may arise requiring a vote of its members.” – Excerpt, CJCAT Constitution
Responsibility of County Officials in the Present National Crisis
Address by Gregg County Judge Merritt Gibson
County Officials Day – State Fair
Band Shell, Fair Park
“…The primary concern of the Nation is to preserve our National existence as an independent, free people. The legal responsibility of running the county’s business affairs rests upon the Commissioners Court, and yet local expenses and local taxes cannot be reduced without the cooperation of other officials and of the people themselves. The problem must be approached with mutual good will and common understanding. County officials must take the people into their confidence, and the people must cooperate in dispensing with services of county government not absolutely essential in the present crisis. This is not the easy course for county officials It is not the easy path for the people to follow…”