In September 2019, the Galveston County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to pass the FY2020 budget.
This new budget cut the tax rate by nearly 3% and Galveston County will take in $4.7 million less this year than the previous year. The total general fund budget is $144.56 million and funds 29 elected officials and 85 associated departments.
For the ninth straight year, Galveston County has cut the tax rate, totaling a 17.91% cut...
The Galveston County Road and Bridge Department is responsible for over 340 miles of roads in the unincorporated part of the county as well as the accompanying lateral drainage.
This department is also responsible for the Texas City/La Marque hurricane protection levee, 20 bridges including the 7000ft long San Luis Pass Bridge, beach maintainence on Bolivar Peninsula, and the Highland Bayou diversion channel.
Galveston County’s Veteran Treatment Court (GCVTC) was founded in 2013 by County Judge Mark Henry, a retired Air Force veteran, with the support of District Attorney Jack Roady and members of the judiciary.
The mission of this specialty court was clear, to serve justice involved veterans and active service members who suffer from PTSD, TBI and substance abuse disorder due to their military service, which was a contributing factor in...