Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I am pleased to announce that the AACOG (Alamo Area Council of Governments) grant committee has awarded two grants in our area. The first is $940,558.35 to Safer Path (Family Crisis Center) in Pleasanton. These folks do a great job assisting battered persons and their families who are in crisis. The second grant is for $100,000 to our District Attorney […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



Last week was a week of challenges. I did my best to be fair, factual and honest in dealing with every challenge. That is what you elected me to do. I try to have integrity and truth in all that I do and fairness in the way I treat people. The Justice Center has been a real challenge to get […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



We had a terrific Atascosa Day at the Texas State Capital last Tuesday. It was one of the biggest citizen turnouts since we started (last time we had high school bands, so we had a lot of students and parents also). It was a very respectable turnout. We had officials from several cities, board members from the Atascosa County Historical […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



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 […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report : County Day



A tascosa County Day at the Capitol is coming up on April 2. Everyone is invited. That includes all citizens and all elected officials. The County will be renting a comfortable bus and will take reservations on a first come, first served basis at no charge. Children are welcome but must be supervised by an adult (21 years or older). […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report : Bits and Bobs



I just received a positive response to my letter to TXDOT to lower the speed limit on FM99 in south county. It connects from Karnes County to Live Oak. The residents complain that the speed of the traffic and especially the big trucks is dangerous. TXDOT agreed. We asked for the 70 MPH to be lowered to 55 MPH and […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I will be trying in this and future columns to educate and ask for assistance to save as many adoptable dogs in our Animal Control Facility as possible. We have sources that will transport these dogs up north to families who want them. There is a big demand in distant states such as Washington, Michigan and Ohio, just to name […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I had a lady call me this a.m. about a dog problem. She has the neighbor’s dog coming over to her property constantly and even attacked one of her dogs in her presence on her property. This gives me a chance to publicly revisit the law on this in the county. It is a violation of the county code to […]

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 […]


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