Texas county has too many holidays, commissioners say

October 3, 2013 8:20:55 AM PDT
Commissioners in East Texas' Harrison County are trimming the number of holidays the county takes annually after they found the 18 days off topped most counties in the state.

Harrison County Judge Hugh Taylor says the most common complaint he gets from people is the county government is closed too often. Commissioners surveyed Texas' 254 counties, got 159 replies and discovered only their county had as many as 18 holidays.

Some had only nine.

Commissioners in the county about 140 miles east of Dallas have approved a new schedule that cuts the number of holidays starting next year to 14.

The Marshall News Messenger reports gone as holidays are the day after New Year's, San Jacinto Day, Juneteenth and Lyndon B. Johnson Day.

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