Tex. Gov't Code Section 44.101
Anderson County


The criminal district attorney of Anderson County must be at least 30 years of age.


The criminal district attorney shall represent the state in all matters in the district and inferior courts in the county. The criminal district attorney shall perform the other duties that are conferred by general law on district and county attorneys.


The criminal district attorney shall collect the fees, commissions, and perquisites that are provided by law for similar services rendered by a district or county attorney.


In addition to the salary paid by the state, the criminal district attorney is entitled to supplemental compensation from the county set by the commissioners court. The supplemental compensation must be in an amount necessary for the total compensation of the criminal district attorney to equal at least 90 percent of the total salary, including supplements, paid to the judge of the 3rd Judicial District by the state and Anderson, Henderson, and Houston counties. The county supplement shall be paid in equal installments, twice monthly, from the officers’ salary fund of the county.


The criminal district attorney may appoint a staff composed of at least three assistant criminal district attorneys, and investigators, stenographers, clerks, and any other personnel that the commissioners court authorizes.


Except as limited by this section, the criminal district attorney, with the approval of the commissioners court, shall set the salary of the assistant criminal district attorneys, investigators, stenographers, clerks, and other personnel. The commissioners court shall pay staff salaries in equal installments twice a month from the county officers’ salary fund.


In addition to staff salaries, the commissioners court may allow the criminal district attorney, his assistants, and investigators necessary expenses that the commissioners court considers reasonable. The expenses shall be paid as provided by law for other claims of expenses by county employees.


The commissioners court may accept gifts and grants from any foundation, association, or political subdivision for the purpose of financing adequate and effective prosecution programs in the county. Municipalities in the county or district may allocate and grant the sums of money that their respective governing bodies approve to their county government for the support and maintenance of an effective prosecution program.
Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 148, Sec. 2.58(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1987.

Source: Section 44.101 — Anderson County, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­44.­htm#44.­101 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 44.101’s source at texas​.gov