The Texas Constitution vests broad judicial and administrative powers in the position of County Judge, who presides over a five-member Commissioners Court, which has budgetary and administrative authority over county government operations.
The County Judge handles such widely varying matters as hearings for probate matters, hearings on admittance to state hospitals for the mentally ill and mentally retarded, temporary guardianships for special purposes and hearings for contested beer and wine license applications. The judge is also responsible for calling elections, posting election notices and for receiving and canvassing the election returns.
Mental Health Court ServicesLink to page
Moody's Investors Service has assigned an Aa1 underlying rating which reflects the County's large, growing tax base anchored by the presence of Baylor University, diverse economy, strong financial position with robust reserves, and manageable debt and pension burden. The rating also reflects the County's below average resident wealth levelsLink to page
Application for County Court at Law Judge and application processLink to page