LINDEN, Texas -- Cass County's chief administrator has been honored by the Texas Association of Counties "for going the extra mile."
Travis Ransom was among of group of county judges inducted as fellows into the Texas Judicial Academy's fall Judicial Education Session held Nov. 15-17 in Boerne.
"The academy recognizes county judges who attain significant judicial education beyond state requirements for Fellows," TAC said in a news release.
Ransom, who was elected in 2022, said the state requires new judges to complete around 40 hours of continuing education in their first year. He completed 80 hours.
Ransom said the Probate Academy and the opportunity to network with experienced judges were highlights of the training.
"Technical judicial procedures and probate law was something unfamiliar to me when I was elected. These courses have provided me with a good foundation and peer network to make good decisions for the county," he said.
Through the academy, Ransom said he fine-tuned his understanding of state laws and their application.
"Constituents deserve trained and competent government officials at all levels of government. Going above and beyond is in keeping with Cass County's vision statement," Ransom said. "Cass County strives to be the example rural Texas county for innovation, transparency and accessibility."
The academy is a partnership between TAC and Texas Tech University's School of Law. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals oversees the educational program.