Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



If you did not read last week’s column, I am working on an idea to develop a drive-thru regional vaccination site for Atascosa County. It would take place at the Strawberry Festival Grounds who have been most gracious to offer their property. The response has been so gratifying. The Coastal Bend Nursing program called and offered their students to help […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I am working on an idea to develop a drive–thru regional vaccination site for Atascosa County. It would take place at the Poteet Strawberry Festival Grounds who have been most gracious to offer their property. It will be available to all citizens on a first come, first served basis. I have communicated with State Rep. Ryan Guillen’s office and Senator […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



On Dec. 23, Dr. Hellerstedt, M.D. sent a letter to me concerning the open status of bars in Atascosa County. You see, several months ago our COVID 19 numbers in this county were low enough that we were able to opt (at my concurrence) to remove the mask rule and to re-open the bars according to the Governor’s emergency declaration […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



We continue to move forward on the completion of the rental building for the Public Defender’s office. They are looking for a move–in date of Feb. 1. They are hiring attorneys now and can commit to a 25% coverage of the County’s Indigent Defense needs for our Felony and Misdemeanor Courts. They will be increasing steadily in their coverage. We […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Atascosa County Judge

We are receiving 1,200 units of Moderna vaccine for dispensing in Atascosa County this week. These are the dispensing and receiving medical locations: • H-E-B Pharmacy #19, 19337 McDonald St. in Lytle (100 vaccines) • H-E-B Pharmacy #411, 219 W. Oaklawn Rd. in Pleasanton (100 vaccines) • Kings Medicine, 809 N. Bryant St. in Pleasanton (500 vaccines) • Quality Urgent […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



We have approved a small contract to start work on the records storage building. We are seeking bids on the AC/Heating units we need to install on the records storage building and the Public Defenders office. The County Clerk is getting bids on the installation of the records storage shelving for the building. The shelving will be roll–together file cabinets […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



We have a lease on the building for the Public Defender Program. That is good. We have closed on the small shop building for records storage and workshop. Texas is gearing up for the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. They are expecting the first batch of Pfizer vaccine to come to Bexar County on Dec. 14 and for the Hospital system in […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



We are moving forward with several projects I have been informing you on. One is the Public Defender program. We should see the transition beginning from our existing indigent defense to the Public Defender system within a week or so. This will also create jobs within our county and that is never a bad thing. I should be closing in […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



As response to my last column explaining the state’s action to rescind the lifting of the mask law there have been a number of people who have posted that the mask portion of (Governor Abbott) the order GA29 was not law. This is incorrect and all the people who have written this are wrong. The order properly quotes its authority […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



As of Monday, Nov. 16, the State has revoked the county’s lifting of the mask order because we exceeded the 14-day rolling total of over 30 confirmed cumulative daily cases. We not only exceeded it, but blew by it with over 80 cases. At this writing, I have had to close the courthouse because 90% of the personnel have had […]


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