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Tax office officials participate in College Station seminar


Bandera County Tax Assessor-Collector Gwenda Tschirhart and Tax Clerk Deputies Rebekah Bailey and Randi Smith attended the VG Young Institute School for County Tax Assessor-Collectors. The school was held Nov. 18, 19 and 20 at the Hilton College Station Hotel and Conference Center. Over 350 tax assessor-collectors and tax office personnel from across the state of Texas attended.
Sponsored by the VG Young Institute of County Government, a part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the institute provides elected county officials with information and technical assistance to help officials complete their state-mandated, minimum continuing education requirements.
Texas is one of a small number of states that requires all elected county officials to earn continuing education credit, explained Rick Avery, institute director. "Texas county officials get an opportunity to learn new and vital information so they can better serve the citizens of Texas," he said. The institute provides educations to county commissioners, judges, tax assessor-collectors and county and district clerks through various programs held across the state.
Tschirhart noted, "The training was very informative not only for myself, but also concerning what will be required for my staff members. It is very important that we stay up-to-date with all the new laws and rules, in order to provide excellent service to our community and taxpayers."