The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is honoring state legislators for their dedication to working for the betterment of counties and their taxpayers. TAC has named these honorees “Friends of County Government.”
TAC Legislative Director Paul Sugg noted the valuable individual contributions of each legislator and remarked on one similarity among them — an unwavering support of local control.
“These legislators have proven themselves true friends of county government through their consistent support of issues important to counties, including decision-making at the local level,” Sugg said. “They understand that property taxpayers benefit from local control, instead of the state imposing a one-size-fits all system on Texas’ 254 diverse counties.”
Sen. Carlos Uresti was recently honored with the award in the Bexar County Commissioners Court. TAC invited county officials from the senator’s home district to attend. Several award ceremonies are planned for the rest of the year. County officials will receive invitations by mail and email as each ceremony is scheduled.
Scheduled Ceremonies (as of Oct. 19):
Rep. Lois Kolkhorst: 9 a.m., Oct. 25, Washington County Commissioners Court
Rep. Doug Miller: 8:15 a.m., Oct. 27, Comal County Commissioners Court
Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr.: noon, Oct. 27, Cameron County Commissioners Court
Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa: 9:30 a.m., Nov. 8, Hidalgo County Commissioners Court
Rep. Todd Hunter: 9 a.m., Nov. 9, Nueces County Commissioners Court
Rep. Tryon Lewis: 10 a.m., Nov. 14, Ector County Commissioners Court
Rep. Jim Jackson: 9 a.m., Nov. 15, Dallas County Commissioners Court