The County Judge is the top executive of the county government, akin to the mayor of a city. The County Judge presides over and is a voting member of the Commissioners Court (like a city council), which adopts an annual budget, sets the county tax rate, and oversees the general operations of the county. I…

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Morning of March 14, 2020: BG signed a local disaster declaration, which stated that large gatherings posed a risk for spreading COVID-19.  Evening of March 14, 2020: BG appeared at a local megachurch and urged people to gather there, essentially saying that church gatherings were safer than other gatherings. He had the video broadcast all…

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