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Final Study Guide Ch. 7: Local Governments (Counties, cities, and special districts) Municipal corporation- A city Home rule- The right and authority of a local government to govern itself, rather than to have the state govern it. Texas has the largest number of counties of any state: 254 Texas Association of Counties- Professional association and lobbying arm for county governments. (county gov’t lobbyists) Commissioners court-The legislative body of a county in Texas. 4 county commissioners- Elected officials who serve on the county legislative body, the commissioners court. Serve 4 year, staggered terms. Every two years at general election two commissioners are elected. They are responsible for building and maintaining county roads in precinct. County judge- Elected official who is the chief administrative officer of county government, serves on the commissioner court, and may also have some judicial functions. (criminal) district attorney- Elected official who prosecutes criminal cases/ county attorney- Elected official who prosecutes criminal cases Sheriff- Elected official who serves as the chief law enforcement officer in a county.
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