“In a commitment to enhancing public safety and ensuring rapid and effective communication during emergencies, Kendall County is proud to announce the launch of the Wireless Emergency Notification System (WENS).” – Kendall County Sheriff’s Office “I am very excited about this system,” shared Commissioner Christina Bergmann. “The registration process is very simple, and … [Read more...] about Keeping Informed in Kendall County
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What is County Government? In the State of Texas, county government is a unit of state government often referred to as “an arm of the state.” However, county government also acts as a unit of local government. Consequently, county governments in Texas perform two basic functions: Carry out administrative and judicial responsibilities for the State of Texas. Carry out … [Read more...] about What You Wish Your Constituents Knew About County Government, the County Budget, and the Property Tax
Editor’s Note: In the May issue of County Progress, our coverage paid tribute to the strength and steadfastness of our County Judges and Commissioners who are on the frontlines protecting their communities during this unprecedented time. As the pandemic continues, so does our respect and gratitude for our county leaders. This month as we looked across the state and … [Read more...] about Pandemic Perspectives
County Leaders Demonstrate Strength, Steadfastness in the Midst of Global Crisis
“All of our County Judges have put aside county lines, while risking their personal health, in the interest of saving lives in the entire region, all while working to balance this response with their duties within their own jurisdiction, which is no small task in itself. We hope to defeat this virus and to one day look back at it as a battle fought and won by Texans who … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Pandemic
Commissioners Courts Navigate Uncharted Territory
County Judges, statutorily tasked with emergency preparedness and response, are on the frontlines as they seek to protect their communities from the Coronavirus. “We hope to defeat this virus and to one day look back at it as a battle fought and won by Texans who gave of themselves for their state, their counties, and their citizens,” Jasper County Judge Mark Allen shared … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Pandemic – Part 2