Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



The second installment about Juvenile Court is about the process. Obviously when a juvenile breaks the law, there is a different method and set of laws about their adjudication. The interesting thing is that TJJD (Texas Juvenile Justice Department) and the Juvenile Laws of Texas are designed to hold the juvenile responsible for their actions, but also to be very […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I want to do a column series on County Juvenile over the next few weeks. My first subject is the Juvenile Detention Center, which was built by the County in 2000, 18 ago. When it was built, it addressed a major need for Atascosa and the surrounding counties. It also made it very convenient for our county to have the […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



The first item I need to talk to you about is an article that ran in the Lytle Leader Newspaper last week. The body was written pretty true, but the title and the opening made it sound like the county is considering spending 115M on a solar farm. That is not true. We heard a request for a tax deferred […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I want to write to you about a concern of county officials and local governments all over the State of Texas. That is the deterioration of the old maxim of “the best government is the government closest to home.” The idea is that if you don’t like the local government’s actions, the local people can vote the officials out. The […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I am happy to report that County Animal Control is up and running smoothly. There have been minor glitches, but nothing major and some roof leaks they have to come back and fix. They are already busy. The bulk of the cats and dogs we have are animal surrenders. That is where the owner of the animal brings it to […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I am so pleased that early voting has gone so well. This morning, the turnout was 23% of registered voters and that is huge for a non-presidential year. The percentage of voters opting to use the new digital/hybrid/paper ballot system is still tracking at over 70%. In the past, we were usually at 50% electronic or less. The interesting thing […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



First, to that “anonymous” person that called the Secretary of State claiming I said in my previous column I planned to violate the election code, I fully understand the Texas Election Code Sections 61.001 and 61.003. I will be in full compliance with the law. In fact, since I am under attack I will exceed full compliance. I will take […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



A s I have previously mentioned, Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) operates the Alamo Service Connection (ASC). ASC is designed to give information, referrals and assistance for seniors, people with disabilities, veterans and their families. ASC helps them navigate the complex system of services offered by government agencies, non-profits and other service providers. The range of services provided include, […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



Last week, I attended the first public training session on the new voting machines in Lytle on Monday night. Then I drove to the annual Texas Association of Counties Conference at the Woodlands near Houston. It was white knuckle driving all the way from Lytle to Seguin. The visibility with the hard rain, backed up traffic and big trucks was […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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AACOG operates the Alamo Service Connection (ASC), an information, referral, and assistance system for seniors, people with disabilities, veterans and their families. ASC helps them navigate the complex system of services offered by government agencies, nonprofits, and other service providers. The range of services provided include, but are not limited to, Medicare, Social Security, legal aid, health and wellness training, […]


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