Sheriff Bobby Rader selected for leadership development program

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) has selected Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader to receive a scholarship and participate in Leadership 254, its leadership development program for county officials.

The program is designed to advance the leadership skills of county officials to help them meet the unique challenges of their duties. The program challenges and transforms participants into leaders who positively affect their counties and Texas.

County officials from across the state, representing every county office, will participate in the 2021-22 Leadership 254 class. They will attend four training modules of two to three days each over the course of 14 months. The first module begins February 2021.

The program’s theme is “Reflect, Grow and Transform.” Curriculum will challenge participants to grow as leaders through skills assessments, discussion, theory building, self-examination and experiential learning.

More information about Leadership 254 can be found at

The Texas Association of Counties was established in 1969 to provide services to Texas counties and to promote the value of county government statewide. TAC is the representative voice for all 254 Texas counties and county officials. Through TAC, counties communicate the county perspective to state officials and the citizens of Texas.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.


  1. If Sherif Rader had some leadership skills he would make his Deputies arrest people at Wicklif store in Ames for drinking Alcohol on store grounds ,urinating behind thee store; prostitution ;and selling drugs. The Sherif dept ride right by these people and do nothing about their illegal activity.

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