County magazine is the award-winning flagship publication published by the Texas Association of Counties. It is  the premier publication of Texas county officials and of Texas county government.

The traditional print version of County is a bimonthly magazine distributed to every elected county official and county auditor in Texas’ 254 counties. Other readers include purchasing agents, budget and planning administrators, appointed department heads, state legislators and state agency personnel.
The printed form of County is a feature publication. Its intended purpose is to spread best practices, educate elected officials about county issues and programs and promote county government services, accomplishments and solutions in an easy-to-read journalism-based format.

The online County is an expansion of its print version. The online magazine, at, includes everything printed in the print version while also serving as a hub for all TAC-generated news and columns. Its content will feed news to the main homepage.

County is the only publication that focuses on the interests of every elected official, as well as the major department heads in Texas county government. The 6,100 readers include county purchasing agents and those who make and influence purchasing decisions.

Advertise today! For more information, please contact Gene Acuña.

County Magazine Advertising Rates (rates include print and online)
Full page B&W: 1x - $800, 3x - $750, 6x - $700
2/3 Page: 1x - $700, 3x - $650, 6x - $600​
Half Page: 1x - $600, 3x - $550, 6x - $500​
Third Page: 1x - $475, 3x - $425, 6x - $375​
Quarter Page: 1x - $350, 3x - $300, 6x - $250​
​Sixth Page: 1x - $225, 3x - $200, 6x - $175
​Two-Page Spread: 1x - $1,550, 3x - $1,450, 6x - $1,350​
Back Cover: n/a
​Color:  Add $400 for any color (includes spots, 1 color, 2 color, 4 color)

Closing Date

Space reservation should be made by the 15th of the month prior to the issue date. (Example: Dec. 15 deadline for January/February issue).

Materials Deadline

For the print version of County, camera-ready artwork is to be provided as digital files in the native application accompanied by low-resolution PDFs for proofing by the 15th of the month prior to the issue date. For the online version of County,  JPEG's are requested. If you prefer to provide high-resolution PDFs or have questions,  please contact Anna McGarity at (512) 478-8753 for proper PDF export and more information.

Frequency Rate

Advertisers will be billed at the one-time (1x) rate unless written contract specifies a higher frequency. Rates will be earned for the period of the contract only. If the advertiser cancels ad prior to completion of the 6x contract, the advertiser will pay for previous ads as if they had been contracted at the 1x rate.


Bleed size: 8 1/2 x 11 1/2.
Full page: 7 1/2 x 9 3/4
2/3 page: 4 7/8 x 9 3/4
1/2 page: Vert: 4 3/4 x 7 1/2 Hor: 7 1/2 x 4 3/4
1/3 page: Vert: 2 1/4 x 9 3/4 Hor: 4 7/8 x 4 3/4
1/4 page: Vert: 2 1/4 x 7 1/2 Hor: 4 3/4 x 3 1/4
1/6 page: Vert: 2 1/4 x 4 3/4 Hor: 4 3/4 x 2 1/4
Back cover: 7 1/2 x 9
Inside front cover: 7 1/2 x 9 3/4

Banner: Hor: 949 x Vert: 86