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KP-0004
Ken Paxton

Absent a constitutional amendment, a county may not form and operate a county energy transportation reinvestment zone ("CETRZ"), a tax increment reinvestment zone ("TIRZ"), or a transportation reinvestment zone ("TRZ") to the extent that doing so utilizes a pledge of the captured increment of ad valorem taxes to fund a county tax increment reinvestment zone.|It is likely a court would conclude that, absent a constitutional amendment, a county may not form and operate a county energy transportation reinvestment zone ("CETRZ"), a tax increment reinvestment zone ("TIRZ"), or a transportation reinvestment zone ("TRZ") to the extent that doing so utilizes a pledge of the captured increment of ad valorem taxes to fund a county tax increment reinvestment zone.

GA-0039
Greg Abbott

Bolivar bridge project, Harris County may not participate in because no part of project lies within Harris County

GA-0080
Greg Abbott

Traffic rules applicable to county roads, county commissioners court may extend to roads in private subdivision and may subsequently amend order to except restrictions otherwise applicable to all-terrain vehicles|Private subdivision's roads, commissioners court may amend order extending county traffic rules to|All-terrain vehicles, county commissioners court may extend traffic rules applicable to county roads to roads in private subdivisions and may subsequently amend order to except restrictions otherwise applicable to|Private subdivision, county commissioners court may extend traffic rules applicable to county roads to roads in and may subsequently amend order to except restrictions otherwise applicable to all-terrain vehicles

GA-0128
Greg Abbott

Accident proximately caused by condition of a road to which public has right of access, liability in tort will depend on resolution of variety of questions|Maintenance of any particular county road, county's decision as to frequency of maintenance is matter for discretion of commissioners court|Public road, commissioners court may not permanently cease to maintain without formerly ordering that road be discontinued and designating alternative route

GA-0129
Greg Abbott

Stop signs, commissioners court order installing constitutes traffic regulation subject to hearing requirement|Traffic regulation subject to hearing requirement, whether commissioners court order installing stop signs constitutes

GA-0139
Greg Abbott

Subdivision road, county's authority to accept dedication of and county's authority to remove obstruction of road not accepted for county maintenance|Road dedicated to public use but not accepted for county maintenance, owners of abutting property whose deed specifically references plat have enforceable easement in|Obstruction of subdivision road dedicated to public on approved plat but not accepted for county maintenance, county's authority to remove|Obstruction of subdivision road dedicated to public on approved plat but not accepted for county maintenance, sheriff's authority to remove

GA-0295
Greg Abbott

Ex officio road commissioner system, administration of roads under|No county roads in unincorporated area of one precinct, administration of roads under ex officio road commissioner system may continue when there are|Ex officio road commissioners of two precincts may not jointly hire employees to work in both precincts|Ex officio road commissioner may not contract with public or private entity to perform road work in precinct|Ex officio road commissioners, service by county commissioner as|Road and bridge fund, commissioners court has broad discretion to allocate among precincts, subject to judicial review and abrogation for abuse of discretion

GA-0471
Greg Abbott

Drainage easements and right-of-way, disposing of abandoned|Drainage easements and rights-of-way, disposing of abandoned|Drainage principle|Public road|Highway

GA-0473
Greg Abbott

Employ road administrator when unable to employ licensed professional engineer, county operating under county road department system is authorized under section 252.304 of Transportation Code to|Licensed professional engineer, county commissioners court authorized to hire road administrator under section 252.304 where unable in fact to employ|County road administrator, county commissioners court authorized by section 252.304 of Transportation Code to hire when unable in fact to employ licensed professional engineer

GA-0693
Greg Abbott

Commissioners courts, whether they are authorized to remove structures from the right-of-way that they deem to be safety hazards|Rights-of-way on county roads established by implied dedication or prescription, whether they extend beyond the area traveled

GA-0835
Greg Abbott

Takings, constitutionality of commissioners court authority to declare a public road under Transportation Code section 251.053|Public road, constitutionality of commissioners court authority to declare a public road under Transportation Code section 251.053

GA-1013
Greg Abbott

Transportation Code sections 251.003 and 251.016 authorize a commissioners court to require access-point permits for construction of access points to county roads within the county\\'s right-of-way.|Transportation Code section 251.017 authorizes a commissioners court to set a reasonable fee for permits to construct access points to county roads located within the county\\'s right-of-way|Transportation Code sections 251.003, 251.016, and 251.017 authorize a commissioners court to require a permit and charge a fee for installing an access point to a county road|Transportation Code section 251.017 authorizes a commissioners court to charge a reasonable fee for a permit to install an access point to a county road|Targeting a specific industry for permitting requirements and fees not applicable to other industries could run afoul of the Equal Protection Clauses of the Texas and United States Constitutions unless something about the industry makes it uniquely deserving of special permitting requirements|Targeting a specific industry for permitting requirements and fees not applicable to other industries could run afoul of the Equal Protection Clauses unless something about the industry makes it uniquely deserving of special permitting requirements.

DM-0126
Dan Morales

Assessments for road improvements, commissioners court may delegate details of calculating and collecting, but may not assess property owners costs of holding election and collecting revenues

DM-0204
Dan Morales

Subdivision roads, authority of commissioners court to improve and assess costs of improvements against property owners within subdivision

DM-0368
Dan Morales

Road administrator, county may employ instead of engineer if county is unable to hire engineer|Optional County Road Law of 1947, county that adopted law prior to its repeal continues to operate under|Optional County Road Law of 1947, county that adopted that law prior to its repeal continues to operate under

JC-0073
John Cornyn

Donation for improvement of specific county road, whether commissioners court may agree to condition

JC-0079
John Cornyn

Speed limit on county road or highway, commissioners court may lower without traffic study, but not to less than thirty miles per hour

JC-0100
John Cornyn

Purchase from auto parts corporation, county commissioner in capacity as road commissioner may not or authorize purchase by precinct employees; nor may commissioner participate in county commissioners court's decision to purchase auto parts from corporati|Purchase from auto parts corporation, county commissioner in capacity as road commissioner may not or authorize precinct employees to; nor may commissioner participate in county commissioners court's decision to purchase auto parts from corporation in whi|Road commissioner, county commissioner in his or her capacity as ex officio may not purchase, authorize purchase of, or participate in decision to purchase auto parts from corporation in which he or she owns a substantial interest|Road commissioner may not purchase or authorize purchase, nor may commissioner participate in county commissioners court's decision to purchase auto parts from corporation in which commissioner has substantial interest

JC-0116
John Cornyn

Closure of public road requires unanimous vote of commissioners court

JC-0172
John Cornyn

Dedication|Access to public roads in subdivision, landowner may not block by locked gate or other obstruction|Private roads become public roads subject to county maintenance when dedicated to county and accepted by commissioners court

JC-0175
John Cornyn

Center stripe, county may lay on county road in accordance with Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices|Speed bump, county may install on county road with permission of Texas Department of Transportation

JC-0245
John Cornyn

Rule of "Fleming Foods v. Rylander" will not be followed when recodification is not "direct, unambiguous, and incapable of being reconciled with prior law"|Cattle guard, Webb County Commissioners Court has no authority to replace on county road

JC-0301
John Cornyn

Name and rename county road, authority of commissioners court to

JC-0503
John Cornyn

Status of "public road" entitled to county maintenance, whether a road has acquired that status through public use or implied dedication is a determination for the commissioners court in the first instance

JC-0556
John Cornyn

Right-of-way, water corporation may lay fixtures in county after notifying county but need not notify county before repairing existing fixtures; county may require water corporation to remove or relocate fixtures at corporation's expense|Right-of-way, water corporation must obtain municipality's consent before laying water system pipes, mains, or conductors through municipal; municipality may require water corporation to remove or relocate fixtures at corporation's expense|Right-of-way, district that is water corporation subject to chapter 402 of the Local Government Code must obtain municipality's consent before laying water system fixtures through municipal, but must only notify county before laying fixtures in county; co