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Election Dates Set to Shift Contingent on Redistricting

September 30, 2021| Legislative News

After efforts to change Texas election law failed during the first special session, lawmakers reconvened in Austin for a second special session and passed the governor’s requested priority legislation.

New Voting Law Takes Effect Dec. 2

September 30, 2021| Legislative News

After two previous attempts, the Election Integrity Protection Act of 2021 will soon become law. Senate Bill 1 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), passed during the second special session of the 87th Legislature and will take effect Dec. 2.

Grant Funding Available Through Operation Lone Star

September 30, 2021| Legislative News

To enhance border security operations supporting Operation Lone Star (OLS), Gov. Greg Abbott has announced that $100 million in grant funding is available as part of appropriations passed under House Bill 9 during the second special session of the 87th Legislature.

Governor Signs Bail Reform Legislation

September 30, 2021| Legislative News

After five attempts, the Legislature passed a bill taking aim at addressing problems within the state’s bail system.

County Officials Share Interests, Concerns at TAC Legislative Conference

September 30, 2021| Legislative News

More than 500 county officials and staff from across Texas gathered in Austin Sept. 1-3 for TAC’s 2021 Legislative Conference.

D.C. Watch

September 30, 2021| Legislative News

The U.S. Treasury Department did not issue its “Final Rule” on acceptable uses for the American Rescue Plan Act at the end of September as expected because of the thousands of public comments it has yet to review.

Far West Texas Judges and Commissioners Association Holds Annual Conference

September 30, 2021| Legislative News

More than 80 county judges and commissioners met on Sept. 8-10 in Study Butte for their annual Far West Texas Judges and Commissioners meeting.

Texas District & County Attorneys Association Holds Annual Criminal & Civil Law Conference

September 30, 2021| Legislative News

The Texas District & County Attorneys Association (TDCAA) held its annual Criminal & Civil Law Conference Sept. 21-24 in Galveston.

County Treasurers Welcome New President

September 30, 2021| Legislative News

The County Treasurers’ Association of Texas (CTAT) held its 73rd Annual Conference Sept. 13-16 in Boerne.

AG Opinions and Requests

September 30, 2021| Legislative News

TAC has highlighted recent Attorney General Opinions and Requests for Opinions of interest to counties.

What We're Reading

September 30, 2021| Legislative News

Here's a look at some of the Texas stories media outlets covered this week:

Registration is Open! Healthy County Boot Camp – Feb. 9-11

September 28, 2021|

It's not too early to save your seat for the Healthy County Boot Camp, Feb. 9-11, 2022, at the Kalahari Resort in Round Rock. Join us Feb. 9-11 for Healthy County Boot Camp where wellness industry experts and your peers will share powerful tips, strategies and resources you can use to help county officials and employees lead healthier lives.

BCBSTX Fitness Program Enrollment Fee Waived in September!

September 28, 2021|

New Member Special: Beginning Sept. 1, members can join the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) Fitness Program and pay no enrollment fee. Sign up by Sept. 30 to get this great deal!

Read Omada Testimonials from TAC Participants!

September 28, 2021|

Omada helps you lose weight, gain energy, and improve your overall health, all with a simple app. We’ll match you with a health coach you can talk to anytime, anywhere—and you’ll never pay a dime. But don’t just take our word for it—check out these testimonials from our very own TAC participants.

Let's help feed our neighbors in need… Move for Meals!

September 28, 2021|

The final Healthy County Contest of 2021, Move for Meals runs Sept. 13 through Nov. 7. Also, each county or district will compete as a team for the top spot on the leaderboard. Healthy County will donate to the local food bank of the top counties or districts in each territory with the highest average daily steps. All participants can earn $15 in Boomer Bucks by achieving at least 40 days of 7,000 steps or 60 minutes of activity.

Say hello to a healthier you with WW

September 28, 2021|

Hit the reset button, reclaim your health and recover that pre-2020 waistline. Sign up by Oct. 31 and you can score a FREE Hello Success Kit!

Stay Healthy this Fall with Livongo Resources

September 28, 2021|

Preventing illness, eating well, and staying active are just a few keys to good health. Here are some resources from Livongo for helping you prevent illness, boost your steps, and eat healthier this fall:

Take Advantage of the Employee Assistance Program

September 28, 2021|

As a reminder, the employee assistance program (EAP) powered by Alliance Work Partners is available to all fully pooled TAC Health and Employee Benefits Pool members and participating ASO members.

Final Reminder! BCBSTX Fitness Program Enrollment Fee Waived in September!

September 23, 2021| Health and Benefits News

New Member Special: Members can join the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) Fitness Program and pay no enrollment fee in September. Sign up by Sept. 30 to get this great deal!

Read Omada Testimonials from TAC Participants!

September 23, 2021| Health and Benefits News

Omada helps you lose weight, gain energy, and improve your overall health, all with a simple app. We’ll match you with a health coach you can talk to anytime, anywhere—and you’ll never pay a dime. But don’t just take our word for it—check out these testimonials from our very own TAC participants.

Let’s help feed our neighbors in need… Move for Meals!

September 23, 2021| Health and Benefits News

The final Healthy County Contest of 2021, Move for Meals runs Sept. 13 through Nov. 7. Also, each county or district will compete as a team for the top spot on the leaderboard. Healthy County will donate to the local food bank of the top counties or districts in each territory with the highest average daily steps.

Say hello to a healthier you with WW

September 23, 2021| Health and Benefits News

Hit the reset button, reclaim your health and recover that pre-2020 waistline. Sign up by Oct. 31 and you can score a FREE Hello Success Kit!

Stay Healthy this Fall with Livongo Resources

September 23, 2021| Health and Benefits News

Preventing illness, eating well, and staying active are just a few keys to good health. Here are some resources from Livongo for helping you prevent illness, boost your steps, and eat healthier this fall:

Take Advantage of the Employee Assistance Program

September 23, 2021| Health and Benefits News

As a reminder, the employee assistance program (EAP) powered by Alliance Work Partners is available to all fully pooled TAC Health and Employee Benefits Pool members and participating ASO members.

TAC's Legislative Conference Is Next Week

August 27, 2021| Legislative News

More than 850 county officials and staff will gather next week, either in person in Austin or virtually from their home counties, at the Texas Association of Counties' 2021 Legislative Conference.


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