Congratulations to the following recipients of the 6th Annual County Progress Awards Program.
Brazoria County Commissioner Jack Harris
Nomination Excerpt: Commissioner Harris has spent countless hours in Austin, Galveston and Brazoria County working to improve the Indigent Health Care Program. He was committed to addressing both the interests of taxpayers in Brazoria County and also the welfare of recipients who qualified for the program. Commissioner Harris, along with other commissioners court members, was instrumental in bringing the OATH program to Brazoria County, which provides prescription drugs at a much lower cost for those who cannot afford to pay. This program has saved the taxpayers thousands of dollars over the past several years.
Going the Extra Mile
Cass County Judge Charles L. McMichael
Nomination Excerpt: While in office, Judge McMichael has diligently performed the vast judicial and administrative responsibilities of our county government operations. Time and time again he has shown he genuinely cares for all our county citizens. He makes himself available 24/7, and his door is always open to everyone regardless of their lot in life. In particular, our young citizens and our elderly rely on Judge McMichael in assisting with various problem situations.
Nacogdoches County Judge Joe English
Nomination Excerpt: Since the approval of a reservoir plan in 1964, Nacogdoches County has strived to complete Lake Naconiche, a 1,000-acre flood control reservoir located in Nacogdoches County. Part of the approval process was to develop a mitigation plan. A plan was developed to leave 452 acres in the upper reaches of the lake “wooded.” This area was to function as a roosting/nesting habitat for waterfowl. John Robert Theiss, an Eagle Scout candidate, met with county special projects agent George Campbell to learn the requirements for implementing and completing the waterfowl boxes. John Robert chose this project to complete his Eagle Scout Project, using guidelines and project materials from Nacogdoches County.