900 7th Street
Room 270
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
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Phone: (940)766-8106

Hours:
Commissioners Court meets every Monday, 10 a.m. at the Wichita County Courthouse. NOTE: Public comment is encouraged.

Meetings are televised as follows: Mondays at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 8:30 am and 7 pm and Fridays at 8:30 am. Shows are televised on Time Warner Cable, Channel 11. When Court meets on Tuesday, tape will play on Wednesday and Friday only.

Mission Statement: To provide quality economical services through Wichita County Government

Commissioners’ Court Job Responsibilities

The job of the county commissioner calls for hands-on service delivery as well as policy-making budget decisions. Four commissioners, each elected from a quarter of the county’s population, serve along with the county judge on the commissioners court. In addition to assuring that county roads are maintained, commissioners vote with the county judge to set the budget for all county departments and adopt a tax rate. Among other responsibilities, the commissioners court:

  • Sets the yearly property tax rate and approves the budget and employment level for the county;
  • Sets commissioners and justice of the peace precinct boundaries;
  • Calls, conducts and certifies elections, including bond elections;
  • Sets employment and benefit policy;
  • Establishes long-range thoroughfare, open space, land use, financial and law enforcement/jail needs plans;
  • Acquires property for rights-of-way or other uses determined to be in the public’s best interest;
  • Reviews and approve subdivision platting and wastewater treatment for rural areas;
  • Provides rural ambulance services and subsidizes rural fire protection;
  • Oversees the construction, maintenance and improvement of county roads and bridges;
  • Appoints non-elected department heads and standing committees;
    Supervises and controls the county courthouse, county buildings and facilities;
    Adopts a county budget;
  • Determines county tax rates;
  • Fills vacancies in elective and appointive positions; and
  • Has exclusive authority to authorize contracts in the name of the county.

Precinct 1

Commissioner: Mark Beauchamp

Precinct Foreman: Leon Crabtree

900 7th Street
Room 260
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
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Phone: (940)766-8106

Precinct 2

Lee Harvey

Precinct Foreman: Samuel Crabtree

900 7th Street
Room 260
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
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Phone: (940)766-8106

Precinct 3

Commissioner: Barry Mahler

Precinct Foreman: Jerry Pruett

900 7th Street
Room 260
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
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Phone: (940)766-8106

Precinct 4

Commissioner: Jeff Watts

Support Staff: Debbie Hankins

900 7th Street
Room 260
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
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Phone: (940)766-8106