County Commissioner, Precinct #3 - Kevin Webb
County Commissioner Responsibilities
The job of the county commissioner calls for hands-on service delivery, as well as policy-making decisions about a variety of matters. Four commissioners, each elected from a quarter of the county's population, serve along with the county judge on the commissioners court.
The commissioners court has the responsibility to adopt the budget and tax rate that is sufficient to fund the personnel, equipment and infrastructure necessary to deliver the services provided by the county. Typically, the commissioners court is responsible for conducting business on behalf of the county, and only the commissioners court can enter into contracts on behalf of the county.
County government operations are tailored to meet the needs and resources of the community, so the programs overseen by the commissioners court may vary from county to county. In a typical county, the commissioners court establish precinct boundaries for commissioners and justices of the peace, determine the number and type of county employees and their compensation, acquire property for rights of way or other public uses, adopt and enforce subdivision regulations, provides rural ambulance services and subsidizes rural fire protection, and supervises and controls the county courthouse and other county buildings and facilities.
Precinct 3 Commissioner
Kevin Webb was elected in November of 2012 and has won re-election twice (2016 and 2020). Kevin was born and raised in Comal County and graduated from New Braunfels High School and Texas A&M with a B.S. in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism. His wife, Brandy is a Seekatz (like the opera house) and owns her own business with fitness studios in New Braunfels and Alamo Heights. They have four kids: Parker (22...not really a kid anymore!), Rain (18), Maya (15), and Kord (6).
Parker has a family of his own now and attends Texas A&M University. Rain is following Parker to A&M, Maya will be at New Braunfels High School this year and Kord is at NBCA. They all love traveling together, the lake, and the beach.
In office, Kevin has worked primarily on transportation and is the current Chairman of the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO) based in San Antonio. The first AAMPO chairman from outside of Bexar County, he chairs the Executive Committee and Transportation Policy Board and is responsible for running the meetings, helping to set agendas, and represents the organization to the public.
Alamo Area MPO Updates—May 2021
Loop 337: The Texas Department of Transportation has nearly completed is working on the expansion of Loop 337 around New Braunfels. The project runs from Hillcrest Drive northwest across the Guadalupe River and SH 46 to I-35 South.
While the project is within the City of New Braunfels, Comal County contributed $1 million of the $42 million cost because the loop benefits Comal County residents outside the city limits—especially on SH 46 and River Road.
The project did not require additional right-of-way or significant utility relocation due to the foresight of our predecessors in acquiring the right-of-way long before it was needed. We owe a lot to the folks who did this, and we should be looking for opportunities to lead in the same way.
The River Road overpass (picture on the left) of 337 is now well underway and this $14 million project should be completed in late 2022 or early 2023. The current Loop 337 lanes will serve as local access for River Road and the new overpass will carry travelers east and west on 337 without stopping.
More information about the Loop 337 project and all projects in Comal County is available at the TxDOT Project Tracker. Put Comal County in the searh box on the upper left and click on the highlighted roads.
AAMPO 2023-26 TIP Submittals
Comal County has submitted the following projects for funding in the upcoming Transportation Improvement Plan:
- Expansion of FM 2252 from FM 3009 to the Comal-Bexar county line along with rebuild of FM 3009 intersection
- FM 306 “Horseshoe” Pedestrian Project
- SH 46 Intersection Improvements at FM 3009
- SH 46 Intersection Improvements at Cranes Mill and Herbelin Roads
A listing of all TIP projects is available at the AAMPO website.
Kevin has also worked on a number of other projects at the County and his priorities have been public safety, county infrastructure from roads to facilities, and supporting the County's employees so they can best serve you. Open space and protecting what makes Comal County the beautiful place it is are a critical challenge facing the county and Kevin is working with area partners to try to preserve some of our special places.
Family Protection Fee Funds
The Commissioner for Precinct 3 has traditionally chaired the committee for this fund. March 1st is the deadline for specific nonprofit and service organizations to apply for a special fee collected by Comal County. When a marriage is dissolved it’s always a stressful time for the entire family. To help combat the unfortunate circumstances that can accompany those times, the State Legislature established a $15 Family Protection Fee to be charged to each divorce case filed in District Courts in Texas.
In 2007, Comal County Commissioners Court took action to adopt Resolution 2007-31, providing a means to distribute those collected fees to support service providers and non-profit organizations that provide family violence and child abuse prevention, intervention, family strengthening, mental health counseling, legal, and marriage preservation services to families who may have experienced, or are at risk for, family violence or the abuse or neglect of a child. A committee consisting of a member of Commissioners Court, County Auditor Jessie Rahe, District Clerk Heather Keller, County Tax Assessor Kristen Hoyt, and District Attorney Jennifer Tharp makes the recommendation to Commissioners Court on which organizations will receive the funds.
Each year approximately $8,000 in Family Protection Fees will be awarded to area service providers and non-profits.
The process to apply is simple for a service provider. The organization’s board president, authorized officer or Executive Director must submit a funding request to Comal County Commissioners Court before March 1. Funds collected last year will be distributed in April of the following year.
Resolution 2007-31 and the instructions for service providers to apply for a distribution can be found on the Comal County web site at: https://www.co.comal.tx.us/Orders/Family_Protection_Fee.pdf.
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