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Flashcards in County Government Deck (11):
1

How many counties are in Texas?

254

2

How are Texas Counties run?

Buy a commissioners court consisting of four elected commissioners (one for each of four precincts drawn based on population) and a county judge you like that from all the voters of the county.

3

Do you county judges have the authority to veto a decision of the commissioners court?

No

4

How does the size of the county affect with the county judge does?

In smaller counties the County judge actually does perform judicial duties, but in larger counties the judges role is limited to serving on the commissioners court.

5

How are sheriff some tax collectors elected and county government in Texas?

Elected separately by voters

6

What determines office budget stand overall county policy?

The commissioners court

7

The counties have more legal power than the municipalities?

No

8

Do counties in Texas have a zoning power?

No

9

In county government in Texas, which powers are not granted?

Whatever powers are not specifically granted by the state are not permitted

10

Does Texas allow for consolidated city county governments?

No

11

What are cities and counties permitted to enter in order to share services?

Interlocal agreements