Jim Wells County hosted a legislative update at the Alice County Club through the Texas Association of Counties on Friday.

Issues discussed included gasoline tax, open carry, mental health, immigration, cases that deplete county's budget, decriminalizing marijuana. Topics county officials will be bringing up with their legislative representatives in Austin.

One problem in Texas are also 8-liners. 

One official compared 8-liners or gambling devices as ants.

"They're like red ant hills, you poison one and they go to neighbor's yard," he said.

Counties who participated included Jim Wells, Duval, Bee, Victoria, Kleberg and McMullen.