Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I want to start my column this week by expressing my appreciation to Monty Small and the Atascosa Health Clinic. They do a fabulous job and are a critical asset to us at this present time. I could go on and on about the services they provide, but the main thing to know is that you will not be refused […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I want everyone in Atascosa County to know that we continue to focus most of my offices’ efforts on protecting you. I meet with our EMS Director and Emergency Manager every day. We review all pending tests and existing positive tests (still two as of this writing) and any self–quarantines. We are working every day to bring in supplies such […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



HOW TO SELF QUARANTINE: If you feel you have been exposed to COVID19, go to the website (www.uncsa.edu/ coronavirus/self-report. aspx) and fill out the self – quarantine form and present it to your employer. Stay home, except to get medical care. Stock up with two weeks of food. Monitor your symptoms: Fever, cough, shortness of breath. Seek prompt medical attention […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



Every day things change on the coronavirus situation. But I want you to know I meet every morning with our emergency manager, David Prasifka, to get an update on all events related to the coronavirus. We are diligently taking steps to sanitize the courthouse and county properties. We are developing protocols to protect our employees and the public who conduct […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Atascosa County Judge

One of the political parties has sued the State of Texas over the legislative voting rule change that prohibits straight–party ballot marking. I find this very misguided. I personally think straight–party voting should be unconstitutional. I am proud to say I have never voted a straight ticket. I have always marked my ballots individually. Straight-ticket voting came about by the […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



While driving to work this morning, I nearly hit a small dog who charged my car and went for the front tire. I dodged and kept going while checking the rearview mirror to make sure I did not hit the animal. It made my feelings come to the surface with convictions I have had for a long time now. When […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I was approached by the Mayor of Poteet, Willie Leal, to discuss the viability of a daily transit or bus system between the Tri-Cities. I told him that I felt it was a reasonable thing to research, but too costly to take on without outside help. AACOG (Alamo Area Council of Governments) runs the ART (Alamo Regional Transit) program and, […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



The grand opening for JP3 went well. We should have the Truck Weigh Station operating in 30 days. I am pleased with what we have accomplished in a little over four years. We have made a necessary jail expansion. The Sheriff tells me he has over 40 prisoners renting the extra cells right now, and that to me means annualized […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



Remember that the grand opening celebration of JP3 is Friday, Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. We will have finger foods and I believe a cake. It is two miles north of Jourdanton on SH16. I made a mistake last week when listing the early voting sites, starting February 18 in Atascosa Co. In the Pleasanton area it is JP4 just […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



Constable Mares is sponsoring an “Active Shooter Training” On February 20, at St. Andrew Catholic Church Parish Hall. It will be from 6-8 p.m. It is free and is open to the public. Employers, government officials, all employees and individuals are invited. These tragedies can strike anywhere and the more informed we are the better. I very much appreciate St. […]


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