Atascosa County Judge Diana Bautista is retiring and U. S. Congressman Henry Cuellar made a surprise visit to the courthouse Monday morning, December 15, to honor her.
Dr. Cuellar presented her with a plaque with this message, “ I rise today to honor the exceptional career of Atascosa County Judge Diana Bautista. Judge Bautista has served the people of South Texas since she was elected in 2002. Prior to becoming County Judge, Diana Bautista worked for the county as a clerk, as a Secretary for the Jail Administrator, and then became a Pleasanton Police Officer and Atascosa County Sheriff’s Deputy. During her time with public service offices such as these, Judge Bautista learned how she could best serve the people of Atascosa County. Taking her oath in 2003, Judge Bautista has served admirably for over a decade, boldly advocating for the citizens and employees of the county. In addition to her exemplary career, Judge Bautista is a committed wife and a mother and a cancer survivor. Mr. Speaker, I am honored to have the opportunity to recognize Judge Diana Bautista. Her dedication to the citizens of Atascosa County has truly made her community a better place to live and work. I thank you for this time.”
Judge Bautista will conduct her last Commissioners’ Court meeting on Monday, December 22, with her term being through on December 31, 2014.