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Juvenile Board Meeting - Tuesday, September 17th
09/13/2019

Jim Wells County Juvenile Board will have a meeting at the courthouse to discuss and consider approval of contract for Residential Services for year 2019 -2020,  to discuss and consider approval of the funding allocation from the Texas Juvenile Justice Department in connection with the State financial Assistance Contract for the 2020-2021 Biennium, and to discuss and consider approval of salary increases for all personnel of the Jim Wells County Juvenile Probation Department paid for out of State funded grant.  Other agenda items listed on the Juvenile Board Agenda will be discussed in the meeting.  The Board Meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019.

Click here to view the Juvenile Board Agenda.


2019 Proposed Property Tax Rate
09/10/2019
Notice of 2019 tax year proposed property tax rate for the 2020 Budget Year. Please click here to read more about the notice.

Courthouse Security Plan
09/08/2019

Citizens of Jim Wells County:

By order of the Jim Wells County Commissioners Court approved on February 28, 2019, the Courthouse building will implement new security measures on September 16, 2019 that will affect the general public.  

Listed below is the general framework of the plan. 

  • Public access to JWC Courthouse will be limited to the Cameron St. entrance.
  • A deputy will be posted at the public entrance to process members of the public through a metal detector and/or security wand at the security checkpoint.
  • Courthouse personnel will be assigned electronic key cards that will access the west side entrance on Almond Street.
  • North and south doors will be closed to entry but will remain available as emergency exits.
  • Courthouse will be closed to the public during the noon hour.
  • Safety department will be responsible for assigning electronic key cards, equipment implementation and posting signs outside the courthouse directing the public to the Cameron Street entrance.

While we understand that these changes will cause some inconvenience, our ultimate goal is to make both members of the public and courthouse employees more secure.  Please bear with us as we implement these changes.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

 

Ryan Farrell,
Safety Coordinator
Jim Wells County

 

Commissioners Regular Meeting - Monday, September 9th
09/06/2019

Jim Wells County Commissioners Court will have a special meeting at the courthouse to discuss and consider salary and personal expenses grievances, to consider a presentation by Higinio Garcia with Center Point Energy and possible donation to the Jim Wells County Commissioners, and to consider budget amendments for several county departments.  Other agenda items listed on Commissioner's agenda will be discussed in the meeting.  The Commissioners Court Meeting will start at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 9th, 2019.


Click here to view the Commissioner's Agenda.


Commissioners Special Meeting - Budget Workshop Sessions
09/06/2019

Jim Wells County Commissioners Court will have a special meeting for Budget Workshop session at the County courthouse on Tuesday, September 10th and on Friday, September 13th.  The Commissioners Court Meeting will start at 10:00 a.m. on both dates.


Click here to view the Commissioner's Agenda.


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