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Gov. Abbott Signs Legislature’s Redistricting Maps

October 28, 2021| Legislative News

To the surprise of many who thought the process would take more than one special session to sort out, the 87th Legislature successfully redrew congressional, legislative and State Board of Education district maps.

Grant Awards Available Through Local Hazard Mitigation Plans Program

October 28, 2021| Legislative News

The $25 million Local Hazard Mitigation Plans Program (LHMPP) provides grants to help eligible entities develop or update local hazard mitigation plans.

Legislature Approves a $13.3 Billion Spending Plan for the State's Share of American Rescue Plan Funds

October 28, 2021| Legislative News

Appropriating the state’s $16.3 billion in COVID-19 fiscal relief funds and reapportioning legislative, congressional and State Board of Education districts were the top priorities.

Legislature Passes Measures to Increase Residential Homestead Exemption

October 28, 2021| Legislative News

The Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate reached a late-night agreement on property tax reform measures.

D.C. Watch

October 28, 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.

Dog Tethering” Bill Passes Again; Governor Signs It This Time

October 28, 2021| Legislative News

Senate Bill 5, by Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. (D-Brownsville), represents the latest effort to update state canine-restraint laws.

Broadband 2021 Report

October 28, 2021| Legislative News

Gov. Greg Abbott’s Broadband Development Council recently released its 2021 report to the Texas Legislature.

County Auditors Elect New Board of Directors

October 28, 2021| Legislative News

At its recently completed 76th Annual Fall Conference, the Texas Association of County Auditors (TACA) installed a new President and Board of Directors for the 2021-22 term.

AG Opinions and Requests

October 28, 2021| Legislative News

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

What We're Reading

October 28, 2021| Legislative News

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

TAC 2021 Legislative Conference

October 28, 2021| TAC News

County officials gather in person and virtually to discuss the Legislature's effects on local government 

Cyberattacks are an inevitable reality for Texas counties

October 28, 2021| TAC News

Experts and counties that have dealt with ransomware and phishing attacks say training and preparation can prevent devastating data disasters

Snapshots from the past year

October 28, 2021| TAC News

Cooking without power, helping the homeless with care packages and staying safe with germ-killing robots

Prepare your people, property for another chilly Texas winter

October 28, 2021| TAC News

These tips could help your county avoid thousands of dollars in damage

Brown Santa programs lighten the holiday load for families

October 28, 2021| TAC News

For decades, Texas sheriff’s offices have distributed gifts, necessities to communities

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

October 27, 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.

Take Advantage of the 24/7 NurseLine

October 27, 2021|

The 24/7 Nurseline is staffed by registered nurses who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Join WW by Dec. 31 for FREE Friends & Family Kit

October 27, 2021|

‘Tis the season for reconnecting with loved ones—whether in-person or virtually. WW’s livable weight-loss plan lets you enjoy every delicious, festive moment and still reach your weight-loss goals.

Stay Healthy this Fall with Livongo Resources

October 27, 2021|

As the holidays approach, we can all look forward to the gratitude and kindness that the season brings. November is also Diabetes Awareness Month, which brings an opportunity to learn more about this condition that affects 10% of the U.S. population.

“Talking to Your Kids About Internet Safety & Cyberbullying” Webinar Recording

October 27, 2021|

View the recording for the “Talking to Your Kids About Internet Safety & Cyberbullying” webinar, provided by Alliance Work Partners this past month.

Take Advantage of the 24/7 NurseLine

October 27, 2021| Health and Benefits News

The 24/7 Nurseline is staffed by registered nurses who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Join WW by Dec. 31 for FREE Friends & Family Kit

October 27, 2021| Health and Benefits News

‘Tis the season for reconnecting with loved ones—whether in-person or virtually. WW’s livable weight-loss plan lets you enjoy every delicious, festive moment and still reach your weight-loss goals.

Stay Healthy this Fall with Livongo Resources

October 27, 2021| Health and Benefits News

As the holidays approach, we can all look forward to the gratitude and kindness that the season brings. November is also Diabetes Awareness Month, which brings an opportunity to learn more about this condition that affects 10% of the U.S. population.

“Talking to Your Kids About Internet Safety & Cyberbullying” Webinar Recording

October 27, 2021| Health and Benefits News

View the recording for the “Talking to Your Kids About Internet Safety & Cyberbullying” webinar, provided by Alliance Work Partners this past month.

Mary Cunningham to retire this year

October 26, 2021| TAC News

Welcome Stephanie Moreno to the judicial education team


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