What do county governments do
What do county governments do?
In this assignment, you will explore and evaluate Texas county governments. Let's learn what counties do, what form of government they have, and who represents you at the county level. There are numerous county officials that we elect. You will learn who represents you in the offices of county sheriff, county tax collector, district attorney, and county clerk. In addition, you will learn who represents you on the Commissioners Court. Of all the positions we elect in the county, you will determine which one you believe to be the most significant. You will need to research the county in which you live. It is again time to see what you think.
You may want to first explore the optional documents below to help with your research. Once you have done the research, answer the following topics within your paper.
1. In which county do you live? Who serves on the Commissioners Court in your county? Who represents you on the Commissioners Court?
2. In your own words, explain the duties of the commissioners court, the county tax collector, the county clerk, the district attorney, and the county sheriff. Who holds each position in your county?
3. Of all the county officials you have researched and identified, which one do you believe to be the most significant and why?
Optional Documents to Review: (Note: Instructors review the links below to see how much information you want to include through links versus how much you would like students to research the topics above on their own.)
About Texas Counties Links to an external site. About Texas County Officials Links to an external site.
The rules: Remember, this needs to be at least two pages of solid, thoughtful material in order to even be considered for full credit. Students receiving full credit usually turn in papers of at least 2.5 pages. Have some fun with it but remember this is an academic paper. No cussing or slang, use proper grammar and proof-read before sending, use the spell-checker, do not end a sentence with a question mark (you are supposed to answer questions, not ask them), etc.