Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



We had a great meeting in Austin with Camille Cain, the head of TJJD concerning the Juvenile Detention transition and look forward to receiving much support from her and her staff at TJJD. Senator Flores’ support was crucial to the success of this meeting. This week, the Detention Superintendent, her assistant and I are scheduled to go to Hayes County […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I hope everyone had a great weekend and Thanksgiving. I know I did. I am very proud the commissioners and myself donated to EMS so the people on duty could have a nice thanksgiving meal. The EMS director, Don Penny, said we have enough money to cover meals for Christmas as well. In a previous column I asked all the […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I am pleased to announce that our plans to move the Juvenile Detention Center under the administration of Commissioners Court are moving forward. The transition will be effective December 1. An important thing this will do is make the effort to start the “post–adjudication” programs (rehab, behavioral, mental, etc.) match up with the governing state statute. We are going to […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



Bits and Bobs: We are still working on the new JP3 project and the truck weigh station. I will know more Thursday, but we are not moving very fast on them. Animal Control, under Chief Henry Dominguez is doing very well. As with any department we have bobbles and there have been some. But, I have confidence in Chief Dominguez […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



As I think about what to write this week, I have been reminded about the first responders that work in this county on Thanksgiving and Christmas. I think all of you and myself should do something for them. So, I am asking you to go together with others in your communities and provide Thanksgiving and Christmas meals to those who […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I write this column on election day, Tuesday, November 5, 2019. This morning I started reading the headline on the San Antonio Express – News daily paper and it headlines – “New era for Bexar voters kicking off.” Although I do not need reassurance to know our county elections is on the right path it is comforting to know that […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



Concerning the election machines and the current election: There was an extremely regretful software issue (not a malfunction but a wrong setting by the vendor) of our voting machines that was fixed on the 4th day of early voting. This was done within hours of coming to our attention. This affected the election for the City of Jourdanton, alone. I […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I know the scandal at the Texas House Speaker’s office is all over the news, but I want to give you the take on it from the County Judges perspective. The big scandal is that a person named Michael Quinn O’Sullivan has launched an attack on the House Speaker (Dennis Bonnen – District 25 and Dustin Burrows – District 83) […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



Constable Percy Medina sadly passed away a few days ago. I am grieved that I will be out of town and miss the funeral service. But, I want to write about what a fine man he was. I have known him for over 30 years. Most of those years were as a customer at Hurley Auto Parts. He would come […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



A rumor that some Commissioners and I keep hearing is that when we considered the budget of the Juvenile is this, “They are thinking about closing it and releasing all of those errant juveniles into the community leaving the community unprotected.” Wherever that came from is a giant load of “bull.” First, we rarely have more than four to six […]


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