What Does The County Commissioner Do?

The board of commissioners is the oldest form of county government in America and is still very common.

The county commissioner is responsible for roads and bridges within their precinct and makes policy-making budget decisions. Four commissioners, elected from a quarter of the county’s population, serve along with the county judge on the commissioner’s court.

A county commissioner in Texas has the following duties:

  • As member of the commissioners court, exercises broad policy-making authority
  • Represents one of four precincts within the county
  • Typically responsible for building and maintaining county roads and bridges within the precinct

Commissioners Court

The commissioners’ court conducts the general business of the county and consists of the county judge and four commissioners.

The court:

  • Adopts the county’s budget and tax rate
  • Approves all budgeted purchases of the county
  • Fills vacancies in elective and appointive offices
  • Sets all salaries and benefits
  • Has exclusive authority to authorize contracts
  • Provides and maintains all county buildings and facilities

Texas Association of Counties

Legal Source: Local Government Code Sec. 81.0025, Section (e).

How Can We Help You?

The Commissioner’s office is responsible for the county roads and easements in Precinct 2.

If you have questions or concerns, contact the office.
281-259-6492

Service requests, that fall is within our jurisdiction and responsibilities, will have a Work Order issued. Exact addresses/locations are needed for crews to locate the areas that need work to be performed.

  • Culverts ** (see below)
  • Road Maintenance & Hazards
  • Debris
  • Tree Removal
  • Dead Animals
  • Ditches
  • Sign Maintenance
  • Mosquito Spraying

**Culverts – A Supervisor will do an onsite evaluation and contact the property owner with the list of the material amounts needed, including what size of pipe is necessary to perform the job. Property owner MUST acquire and have ON SITE the recommended materials BEFORE calling the office to say the job is ready to proceed.

If you don’t see what you are looking for, call and we’ll try to help you find a solution to your inquiry.

Road Projects and Road Bonds

Working to increase mobility and safety for drivers in Precinct 2.

Road Projects –
Completed

Road Projects –
In Progress

  • Grand Pines Road building new road (Old Nichols Sawmill Road to the Sanders Cemetery Rd). Clearance from the Corps of Engineers has been given. Construction has begun.
  • Magnolia Relief Route – environmental clearance completed; working with TX DOT to begin right of way mapping.

Road Bonds

Intersection improvements  –  (waiting on permits from TX DOT)

  • 242 @ Gosling
  • 242 @ Greenbridge
  • 1488 @ Kuykendahl

 

Horse Arena

To access the Horse Arena Calendar:

1 . Use a desktop computer or a tablet.

2. Click on “Horse Arena Calendar” below.

Horse Arena Calendar

3. Find the drop down menu labeled “Master” on the top right side of the calendar.

4. Click on “Master” and choose “comm2“.

5. Look to see if the date(s) you are searching for will be available.

6. Then, call the offices at 281-259-6492.

Daily Events

Monday – Wednesday – Judging Events.
Lights on from dusk till 10PM

Tuesday & Thursday – Speed Events.
Lights on from dusk till 10PM

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY – Open to public unless reserved. For availability check the Horse Arena calendar. (above)

If further assistance is needed, contact the Commissioner’s Office. 281-259-6492.

Horse Arena map

Community Parks

Gwen Hruska Park

Gwen Hruska Park is located on Brandon Road in the unincorporated area of River Plantation three miles south of Conroe on Interstate 45. The park includes 5,022 linear feet of concrete trails funded by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Grant Assistant Program.The park consists of 12 acres of land acquired through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) buyout properties and land donations after the 1994 flood disaster. 

The River Plantation Community Improvement Association (R.P.C.I.A.) manages and maintains the park and its trails. 

For information concerning the park contact R.P.C.I.A.

Unity Park

Unity Park is a 30-acre combination municipal park and wildlife preserve. It is host to a pavilion, a skate park, tennis courts, playground, trails and picnics.

Lake Creek Preserve

Lake Creek Preserve is a part of a meandering tributary of the San Jacinto River.  This nature preserve offers visitors access to protected bottom land & wetland habitats.  It is located north of The Woodlands and south of the Woodforest development.

Heavy Trash

The 5th Annual Heavy Trash Clean-Up was
Saturday, March 9th & Sunday, March 10th, 2019.

This years event was a huge success. Next years’ Heavy Trash Day, 2020, will be scheduled at a later time.

Heavy Trash Day 2019

Heavy Trash Day 2019 – Free Shredding
Heavy Trash Day 2019