Who presides over the commissioners' court
The county judge
Government that is not a special district in Texas?
allows the insured person to collect from the individual's own insurance company regardless of who is at fault in the vehicular accident
Texas cities can keep from being boxed in by suburban "bedroom" cities using their power of...
extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ's)
In a civil case, the individual filing the case is referred to as the..
is an incorporated community with a population of 5,000 or less
A general-law city
The right to a grand jury indictment is guaranteed in the
U.S. and Texas Constitution
Property appraisals in all local governments are done by the
Countrywide appraisal Autority
Law that has been passed by the legislature and is written in code books.
Children as young as ____ who are arrested for serious crimes may be certified to stand trial as adults.
Strong Manager-council system is NOT a form of local government. True or false
In Texas, juvenile courts do provide unlimited social service for delinquents. True or False
False. They DO NOT provide
Laws that prohibit union shop agreements requiring new employees to join a union are called
which individuals are more likely to be a victim of a crime
people in metropolitan areas, young people, and African americans
If an individual dies without leaving a will and there are no living relatives, then their property passes to...
The procedure used to prove the validity of a will is...
a city must have a population of at least 5,000 residents to become a...
the county sheriff has all the following functions: hiring deputies, law enforcement in county, delivering/ executing court papers but not...
operating the city jail
The two largest Texas cities with mayor-council form of government are...
Houston and Pasadena
In a week-mayor form of government, power is...
allows many inmates to serve the remainder of their sentences under supervision in the community
City law in states today is based in large part on centuries-old English...
is considered a county's most important financial officer
The tax assessor-collector
have served as the primary means of increasing minority representation on city councils
guarantees fairness before the government may deprive a person of life, liberty, or property
allows registered voters to force a sometimes reluctant city council to place a proposed ordinance on the ballot
prevents using illegally obtained evidence against the acused
in many cities, some or all of the city council members are elected by voters of the entire municipality rather than from neighborhood districts called...
at-large city elections
An individual can lose the title to a homestead for all of the following reasons EXCEPT: delinquency on home equity loans, failure to satisfy tax liens, nonpayment of child support, and delinquency on home improvement loans
Nonpayment of child support
the means to redress an injury, including relief from ongoing injury or compensation for past damages is known as...
The following statements are all correct about what?:
crime is more likely in large metropolitan areas, minority group members are arrested for crime, the poor, regardless of racial background, are more likely to commit violet crimes
Crime in Texas
is an at-large system that permits voters to cast one or more votes for a single candidate
efforts to limit liability in civil cases is called
governments have officials who act as both executives and legislators
is not an example of a victim less crime
driving while intoxicated
the relationship between states and local governments follows from the fact that states have a ________ system of governement
Civil law deals with all of the following EXCEPT: public morality, individual rights, private obligations and responsibilities
is used as the barometer for the crime rate
FBI index crimes
Texas cities are classified as either...
General-law or home-rule
is not a stated purpose of Texas jails and penitentiaries
is the county law enforcement official elected to serve as the process officer of justice of the peace courts and also has general law enforcement powers.
the new law that says if either party refuses an out-of-court settlement and if the jury awards damages significantly different from the settlement offer, the loser must pay all the winner's legal expenses in the case
Loser pays system
Concerned with public morality
In the strong-mayor system who is responsible for administration of the city policy
A prisoners initial appearance befor a magistrate is called the
The amount and type of taxes a city is allowed to levy, the size of the city's population, and the total assessed value of taxable property within the city limits influence the sources and amount of revenue used to meet...
a city's budgetary obligations
is not considered a city user fee
The bill of rights is in which article of the Texas Constitution
Texas is home to how many of the largest cities in the United States