County officials convene for conference
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Laredo – Live Oak County Commissioner, Emilio Garza joined other commissioners and judges from throughout South Texas on Dec. 19, 2013, for the 7th Annual Continuing Education Conference for County Officials, sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The event took place at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Laredo. By attending the event Commissioners and County Judges received 5.5 continuing education units (CEU’s) which were approved by the Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association.

Participants attended sessions on rural fire assistance programs and fire response and road improvements in South Texas, particularly in the Eagle Ford area. The Affordable Care Act was discussed by a TAC specialist from Austin, and laws & ethics related to unknown or unclaimed persons, including undocumented immigrants, was discussed by Webb County Medical Examiner, Dr. Corrine Stern. State Representative Ryan Guillen attended and gave an update on State Legislation & issues affecting counties along with TXDOT funds for County and State. Commissioner Emilio Garza attended a session by Rick Avery with the V.G. Young Institute of County Government. This session focused on leadership opportunities available through the institute for county elected officials and related Extension Activities in support of County Government.

County Court members attending not only obtained valuable continuing educational hours at this conference, but had the unique opportunity to network with other county officials from throughout south Texas establishing contacts and exchanging ideas to better serve the people of Live Oak County.

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