I asked last week for donations to save dogs’ and cats’ lives in our animal control center. A man came in Wednesday and gave us a check for $1,000. Wow. I told him he just saved 10 dogs’ lives. I was almost (smile) speechless. I am personally committed to donating $100 per month. This is all IRS tax deductible! I challenge everyone out there and every organization to match this. Let’s have a tidal wave of saved animals. Please help? Send your donations To ACACAC, Inc. (Atascosa County Animal Control Advisory Council, Inc. – a tax deductible 501C(3) In Care of me, Judge Robert L Hurley, 1 Courthouse Circle Drive, Suite 206, Jourdanton, Texas 78026. Make your check out to “ACACAC, Inc” and we will send you a tax deductible receipt at the end of each year.
By the time you read this we will be back from “Atascosa County Day” at the State Capitol. No matter how cynical I feel sometimes about the way our legislators treat the counties, I am always awed by the trip to the capitol. Standing in the Rotunda where many great leaders have stood always gives me goose bumps. We will be honoring Judge J. Taylor Brite on the floor of the House and it could not be more deserved. We have had many long serving county officials who made great contributions to our county, but, I believe there is no one in our history that impacted the judicial system of our county as much as J. Taylor Brite. He served as County Attorney, District Attorney and District Judge for 46 years. Except maybe for some he convicted, I know of no one who does not speak of him with awe and respect. He brought true meaning to honesty, integrity and service to mankind.
Our new Commissioners Court with our two new commissioners is working well together. I am very pleased to be working with them and have great respect for all four of them. I hope all of you that could, made the trip this past Tuesday.
Closing quote, “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
Thanks for listening.
We want you to be proud of your County Government
BOB HURLEY is the Atascosa County Judge. You may e-mail him at countyjudge@ atascosacounty.texas.gov.