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The Jury Trial scheduled for Monday, December 13, 2021 has been canceled.  If you were summoned for District Court jury duty you do not need to appear.  If you have any questions you can call the District Clerk's office at 798-2351.


  • Public Notice Pursuant to the Texas Election Code 42.035, the Lavaca County Commissioners Court has adopted new county election precinct boundaries to be used beginning in 2022 and to be used permanently thereafter.  The boundary changes will reduce the number of voting precincts from 19 down to 11.  These voting boundary consolidations are as follows:

    Precinct 1 combines Precinct 1 and 12

    Precinct 2 remains unchanged

    Precinct 8 remains unchanged

    Precinct 9 remains unchanged

    Precinct 11 combines Precincts 32 and 11

    Precinct 16 combines Precincts 16 and 17

    Precinct 19 combines Precincts 19, 20 and 27

    Precinct 23 remains unchanged

    Precinct 29 combines Precincts 29 and 15

    Precinct 30 combines Precincts 30 and 26

    Precinct 31 combines Precincts 31 and 7

    Map of Combined Voting Precincts from 9 to 11

  • Notice of Tax Rates

    This notice concerns the 2021 property tax rates for County of Lavaca. This notice concerns the 2021 property tax rates for County of Lavaca. This notice provides information about two tax rates used in adopting the current tax year's tax rate. The no-new-revenue tax rate would Impose the same amount of taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years. In most cases, the voter-approval tax rate is the highest tax rate a taxing unit can adopt without holding an election. In each case, these rates are calculated by dividing the total amount of taxes by the current taxable value with adjustments as required by state law. The rates are given per $100 of property value.

    This year's adjusted no-new-revenue tax rate

    $0.5484/$100

    This year's total voter-approval tax rate

    $0.6088/$100


    To see the full calculations, please visit www.co.lavaca.tx.us for a copy of the Tax Rate Calculation Worksheet.

    Unencumbered Fund Balance
    The following estimated balances will be left in the unit's accounts at the end of the fiscal year. These balances are not encumbered by a corresponding debt obligation.

    Type of Fund

    Balance

    GENERAL FUND (M&O)

    11,917,058

    INTEREST & SINKING

    1,870

    Current Year Debt Service
    The following amounts are for long-term debts that are secured by property taxes. These amounts will be paid from upcoming property tax revenues (or additional sales tax revenues, if applicable).

    Description of Debt

    Principal or Contract Payment to be Paid from Property Taxes

    Interest to be Paid from Property Taxes

    Other Amounts to be Paid

    Total Payment

    2012 GO REFUNDING

    0

    0

    0

    0

     

    Total required for 2021 debt service

    $0

    - Amount (if any) paid from funds listed in unencumbered funds

    $0

    - Amount (if any) paid from other resources

    $0

    - Excess collections last year

    $0

    = Total to be paid from taxes in 2021

    $0

    + Amount added in anticipation that the unit will collect only 100.00% of its taxes in 2021

    $0

    = Total debt levy

    $0

    Farm to Market/Flood Control Fund - Unencumbered Fund BalanceThe following estimated balances will be left in the unit's property tax accounts at the end of the fiscal year. These balances are not encumbered by a corresponding debt obligation.

    Type of Property Tax Fund

    Balance

    FARM TO MARKET (FMR)

    980,733

    Farm to Market/Flood Control Fund - Current Year Debt ServiceThe unit plans to pay the following amounts for long-term debts that are secured by property taxes. These amounts will be paid from property tax revenues (or additional sales tax revenues, if applicable).

    Description of Debt

    Principal or Contract Payment to be Paid from Property Taxes

    Interest to be Paid from Property Taxes

    Other Amounts to be Paid

    Total Payment

     

    0

    0

    0

    0

     

    Total required for 2021 debt service

    $0

    - Amount (if any) paid from unencumbered funds

    $0

    - Amount (if any) paid from other resources

    $0

    - Excess collections last year

    $0

    = Total to be paid from taxes in 2021

    $0

    + Amount added in anticipation that the unit will collect only 100.00% of its taxes in 2021

    $

    = Total debt levy

    $0

    This notice contains a summary of actual no-new-revenue and voter-approval calculations as certified by Deborah A Sevcik, Tax Assessor-Collector, Lavaca County on 08/04/2021.

  • A YEAR IN REVIEW

    By MARK MYERS, Lavaca County Judge

    November 15, 2021

    On November 16, 2020, I was sworn in as your elected Lavaca County Judge.  My first day in office was an eye opener to say the least.  I came into an office that had been deliberately stripped of any essential tools such as files or even a computer to do the work of the people.  Further, the security system for the courthouse, which included recorded security cameras, had been completely disabled and removed from my office without explanation just 4 days prior to my being sworn in.  Important files had been deliberately hidden, so as, in my estimation, to set the stage for failure as your County Judge.   

    Through all of this, as well as a work environment that I can only describe as less than helpful in some cases, we have persevered and actually made some great strides for the benefit of Lavaca County.  I would like to highlight some of those successes at this time.

    • Transparency – We work for you as public servants.It is imperative that you know what is going on with your government and your tax dollars.This is done through our open meetings as required by law but also, we utilize many other venues such as social media, local newspapers and the internet to bring our meetings to you.
    • Focus on Public Safety- This is the most important responsibility of your county government.We have been able to raise the pay for both our law enforcement and EMS to a level which is at least competitive enough to attract and retain those who protect and keep us safe. We are in the process of obtaining the best equipment and tools needed to bring you the best in public safety protection. I am currently working on a plan to bring air medical transport to every Lavaca County citizen without any out-of-pocket cost to the citizens.
    • Communications- We recently have begun the process of revamping our emergency communications system to bring our law enforcement, fire and EMS into the 21st Century with a system that will carry us well into the future.This has been implemented by using federal relief money thereby saving our taxpayers over 1.9 million dollars.Additionally, I, along with others within our county, have begun mapping out a plan to bring broadband highspeed internet throughout our county.
    • Grants- While I have only been in office for one year, Lavaca County has received over 4 million dollars in grants and federal relief for focused projects and county needs.That is a direct savings to our taxpayers.
    • Preservation of our Heritage and History- This is so important to our identity as a county.Most recently, with the help of our county historical society and the expertise of local volunteers and businesses within our community, the clock and bell on the courthouse rings again after several years of silence.

    In addition to these achievements, we have gone through COVID 19, the Winter storm earlier this year and we are now working on the transition of redistricting our precincts to attain fairness within the political boundaries of Lavaca County as required by law.  I use the term “We” because without your support as my employer, I could not accomplish much at all.  I will continue to try to bridge the gap between you and your county government.  I will continue to take every opportunity to serve you well.  I am focused on making Lavaca County a great place to live for our future generations.    

    The best is yet to come.  I am happy to announce that I will be running again in this election cycle for a full term as your County Judge.  Being your County Judge is one of the greatest honors in my life and I believe there is so much more to do for the people of Lavaca County and with your continued support and prayers, we will do just that.  May God Bless you and keep you all.  Most importantly, thank you.

    Mark Myers

    Lavaca County Judge

    County Judge Mark Myers loves to hear from the people he represents each day here in Lavaca County. Contact his courthouse office by calling (361) 798-2301 or email him atjudgemyers@co.lavaca.tx.us.

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