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Brazoria County
Brazoria County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously ado adopt a resolution to create a new district court solely focused on family law.

The resolution supports a recommendation by the Office of Court Administration that the 23rd Judicial District Court, which is shared between Brazoria, Matagorda and Wharton counties, be replaced by the new court. Currently, the 300th District Court is the only court designated with primary responsibility over family law matters.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to adopt proclamations recognizing Judge W. Edwin Denman, Judge Milan Miller, and Judge Jerri Lee Mills on their retirement.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to appoint County Judge Matt Sebesta as representative and Commissioner David Linder as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council, and to appoint Brazoria County Engineer Matt Hanks as representative and Assistant County Engineer Karen McKinnon as alternate to the Technical Advisory Committee.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to reappoint Marcia Nelson and Nancy Davis to the Brazoria County Children's Protective Services Board.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to nominate Sebesta to serve as a board member on the Texas Conference of Urban Counties.

The commissioners court took no action regarding a price increase for armored car services. The item was pulled from the agenda.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to authorize the District Attorney's Office to initiate eminent domain proceedings to acquire a parcel of land on County Road 461, as discussed in closed session.

The commissioners court took no action resulting from any other items discussed in closed session.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda

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