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State and Local government of Texas

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by Gabriel Casarez

Function of the Texas government



makes state laws, set taxes, fund the government, passes bills, controls spending policies


oversees Texas state agencies, sets policies for state hospitals, colleges, prisons, natural resources, carries out the laws


oversees lower courts, handles civil cases only, interprets the laws and resolves legal disputes

Function of the Texas Government



sets all salaries and benefits, manages public work, and builds/maintains bridges, roads, county facilities


manages and operates the county jails, 911 support, military, and veteran services, responsible for the enforcement of the laws


resolves legal disputes, maintains and preserves the official records of the county, residents, and court system, interpret the law

Structure of the government

Governor, Texas Legislature, Texas Supreme Court


Commissioners Court, County Judge, County Clerk, County Commissioner, County Sheriff, Mayor, City Council, City Manager


Government officials


Texas Governor:Greg Abbott

Texas Senators: Ted Cruz, John Cornyn


San Antonio Mayor: Ron Nirenberg

City Council: Mario Bravo, Jalen McKee-Rodriguez, Phyllis Viagran, Adriana Rocha, Teri Castillo, Melissa Cabello, Ana Sandoval, Manny Pelaez, John Courage, Clayton Perry

Bexar County Sheriff: Javier Salazar

Greg Abbott

Ron Nirenberg

Difference between state and local government

The state government is responsible for making and carrying out state laws. It oversees the different agencies of all the counties in the state.

The local government makes decisions that affect the local residents and businesses directly, and makes local laws.