Avery v. Midland County Case Brief

Facts of the Case

“The Midland County, Texas, Commissioners Court is the governing body for that county, and like other such bodies is established by the State’s Constitution and statutes. It consists of five members — a County Judge, elected at large from the entire county, and four commissioners, one elected from each of the four districts (precincts) into which the county is divided. Commissioners courts exercise broad governmental functions in the counties including the setting of tax rates, equalization of assessments, issuance of bonds, and allocation of funds