Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



As I have said in this column, I ask the question, “Why should the value of real estate around a school have anything to do with the money available for the schools’ operation?” I want to finish my comments on the unfairness of property tax, but I must each time declare that I respect all of the local appraisal district […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I want to tell you about my friend Jerry Davidson. His health is failing and he is not doing well at all. But lest we forget I want to tell you what he did for Pleasanton and Atascosa County. In the mid – nineties there existed an organization named “Atascosa County Economic Development Corporation” functioning in our county. Jerry was […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



As I said last week in this column, I ask the question, “Why should the value of real estate around a school have anything to do with the money available for the schools’ operation?” I have researched property tax and have found that it came from an era when a “tax” was required to vote. It was also called by […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I have said a number of times how much I dislike the state property tax system. This is coming under significant review in this state legislative session and I intend to work with our legislators on a solution. I do want to explain that whenever I criticize the system I am NOT intending to criticize the Atascosa Central Appraisal District, […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



Last Friday, Texas Association of Counties sponsored a get acquainted meeting for our new State Senator Peter Flores. It was held at the convention center in Uvalde and sponsored by Judge Mitchell of Uvalde County, Judge Schuchart and myself. It was well attended by the many counties in the far reaching senatorial district. Senator Flores said “whether or not you […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



Because of the opening of the Justice Center and its courts, we have an opportunity to reorganize and streamline the court booking system in the old courthouse. In the new Justice Center, we have designated two courtrooms for the primary use by District Court and County Court At Law Court. That leaves CPS, AG, Juvenile, County (mine), specialty settings (which […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I have been asked by a fine local attorney to write again about the need for everyone to have a will. Every month, at least, we have someone who did not leave a will and are putting their family through unnecessary pain. The smaller the amount of the estate, the more difficult the financial burden because proportionally it is so […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



My granddaughter who lives in Phoenix is doing well, recovering from “Lemierre’s syndrome”. She is in her fourth week of intensive antibiotic treatment at home rest and is making steady progress. In the next week or two she will go back for a full scan and blood tests. Her visit with her pulmonologist will be then also. She may be […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I am so happy to tell you that the efforts others and I have been working for the last year are coming to fruition. The Juvenile Detention Center, which is markedly underutilized, has help on the way. Our plans to use a pod with 12 beds that has not been used for several years for a long-term rehab detainment facility, […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



We had the grand opening yesterday for the Atascosa County Justice Center. It was very exciting because we have been working toward this day for over three years. Senator Peter Flores and State Representative Ryan Guillen were there to give commemorative speeches, and we appreciate their attendance very much because we know how busy their schedules are. The prayer of […]


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