Atascosa County Judge’s Report



We have completed the contracts for the “Atascosa Cowboy Connect” shuttle system. We will be launching the program on Oct. 1, 2020. Watch the media and our Facebook page for announcements. The bus graphic design will be ready soon. We need to start building the bus stops.

The “Public Defender” program will go into operation on a phase–at the start of Oct. 1. We are working on a building for an office here. Any local attorneys who would like to apply to the program for employment please contact me.

The number of COVID-19 cases appears to be stabilizing and perhaps even going down. However, we are facing school opening so we need to watch that very closely and get past it. If we can continue this direction through September, we may be looking at real sustainable improvement. And if (two big “ifs”) we can avoid the explosion of cases we experienced in June and see the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, we could clearly see the end of this terrible pandemic. I know we are all tired of masks and social distancing, but I hope we can hang on one more month and see where Oct. 1 puts us. The regular flu season is coming upon us so the concurrence of mask use and all the safety methods for COVID may cut that risk back. Flu shots are available now. At any rate, the present trend is encouraging. Most everyone is doing great and working hard to defeat this thing. Don’t let up now! Keep your guard up.

Quote of the week, ‘The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.’- Winston Churchill, House of Commons, 22 October 1945

Thanks for listening.

We want you to be proud of your County Government.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

BOB HURLEY is the Atascosa County Judge. You may email him at countyjudge@

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