Did you know that your County is expected by the State to pay for all County, State and Federal elections (not primaries)? That means paying for all the expensive electronics, the personnel and the supplies (and much more). Did you know that your County is expected to pay for Justice of the Peace Courts, County Courts and we provide office space for Adult Probation and CPS Courts as well as District Court? We also pay most of the fare for the Juvenile Probation office which oversees the treatment and probation of juvenile offenders. We are wholly financially responsible to maintain the County Fire Marshal Office, the 911 Mapping Office and the Emergency Operations Office. We also provide an office for the DPS Officers and staff in the county. We now have an office for the DPS Weight Officers at the County Truck Weigh Station (which–by the way– is up and running and is busy).
The early voting system is working well and humming along. We are headed for a record vote with a third of the registered voters of the County having voted as of this past Monday. This is our last week of Early Voting and then Election Day on Nov. 3.
The “Merry on Main” Pleasanton committee is working away. That has turned into a wonderful program for Pleasanton. I have been lamenting the last few years that it seems Halloween has become a larger decoration holiday than Christmas. “Merry on Main” is doing something about turning that around. There will be a new event added this season on Dec. 5, a short stage production called “The Christmas Story– The Reason for The Season.” It will be less than an hour and cover the life of Christ. It will be performed by the gracious permission of the Plestex Theatre on their stage (screen one) the afternoon of Dec. 5. There will be more than one performance and will finish in time to watch the parade and see the fireworks. What better way to educate your family on the real “reason for the season” than to bring them to this free production. If you would like information on this, email me at email@example.com.
Thanks for listening. Let’s keep Atascosa County moving forward!
We want you to be proud of your County Government.
BOB HURLEY is the Atascosa County Judge. You may email him at countyjudge@ atascosacounty.texas.gov.