Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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 […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



We are getting ready for our first and only test case by the state for countywide voting. One problem we are overcoming is that the equipment manufacturer did not get their portable tablets ready in time. The Secretary of State of Texas has ordered that when a county goes to countywide voting, they are restricted from using the old paper […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



We have been stymied on the JP3 construction and the weigh station because we could not get the permanent electricity hook -up (as opposed to the lower power construction one). We finally, after waiting over a month, were hooked up by AEP on Tuesday. It should go quickly now. We are pleased to have been asked by the new DPS […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



There appears to be a verbal campaign going around that I am trying to close the County Juvenile Detention Center. That is not true and anyone pushing that is not speaking the whole truth. It has been my initiative for the last several years as county judge to build programs to bring in revenue and save this center and keep […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I am excited to announce that we have been approved for our “test” election this fall to qualify for “County Wide Voting”. It has been a long and arduous path, but we got there. My sincere thanks go to the entire staff at the County Election Office for their time spent getting this done and assisting me. I thank Commissioner’s […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I am winding down on the most difficult aspect of my job as County Judge each year and that is the annual budget. It is large and complicated, and that is a big part of the difficulty. But the hardest part is making difficult decisions related to that function. As I have told you, I have spent 6 months working […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I am so pleased that Captain Martin Gonzales has accepted the role of Chairman of the Atascosa County Historical Commission. This group of fine folks has done so much very hard work to promote preservation of the history of this county. Barbara Westbrook has moved away and preceding her, Norman Porter, Sr. has passed away. Barbara did take care of […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I drive to work every day (almost) on Ernst Road. It has been in bad repair for a long time. Commissioner Perez just shut it down and completely redid it. It is so much better. Sadly, I saw a thread on Facebook recently criticizing the work. There were comments about how “it was done so badly that the potholes will […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



This has been a difficult week for several county personnel. Judge Jackie Bodden (JP4) lost her husband, Mark, suddenly. This is a terrible loss for Jackie and her daughter Blair. Loretta Holley lost her sister and is suffering over the loss. Margaret Littleton, our county District Clerk was in a wreck on Friday and was taken to the emergency room. […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



When you read this I will have been to Beeville on Monday to attend a regional “County Judge Training Roundtable”. I have been to this training format for the previous two years, one in Beeville and one in Carrizo Springs. I believe I cannot get too much training. I have found these Judges’ roundtables to be very effective. I think […]


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