County judge heading to Austin to try to ward off budget cuts

County Judge Darrell Cockerham was heading to Austin on Monday (Jan. 28) to meet with state Sen. Brian Birdwell, state Rep. Jim Keffer and others to speak up for Hood County as the legislature prepares to slash funding in a number of areas. Cockerham said he will also be attending a training hosted by the Texas Association of Counties (TAC) regarding legislative issues that are at the forefront.