Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



Early voting – the county will have four early voting stations open – Pleasanton (JP4); Jourdanton (Elections Office); Lytle area (JP2); Poteet (EMS Training Center). Don’t forget, if you are a registered voter in Atascosa County you can vote at any of the four locations. Early voting will be from Oct. 13 to Oct.30. Election Day will be Tuesday, Nov. […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I would like to point out that having a truck weigh station to keep overloaded trucks contained makes Atascosa County a safer and better place to live and raise your family. Overloaded trucks roll over more easily, and the extra weight the truck is not designed to carry can cause accidents. Tires can blow out; brakes and brake systems can […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



With our “positive” COVID-19 numbers below 20, my office has received five or six requests that I submit an exemption application to the state to wave the Governor’s mask order. My most professional answer is that I cannot act until cases are substantially under 20 for 10 to 14 consecutive days. The wild fluctuations seem be because of the “pending” […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



We have completed the contracts for the “Atascosa Cowboy Connect” shuttle system. We will be launching the program on Oct. 1, 2020. Watch the media and our Facebook page for announcements. The bus graphic design will be ready soon. We need to start building the bus stops. The “Public Defender” program will go into operation on a phase–at the start […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



The primary county probate court is one of my courts. It probates wills and intestate matters. It also handles guardianship matters. I am writing this because I see too many people come through my court intestate (no will). When a loved one dies intestate (without a will) they put a larger burden on their family than they should because processing […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



It looks like we will receive a grant we applied for improving county roads. The state has made it available and we should be awarded the grant by October 1 of this year. The amount of the grant, after administration costs, will be a little over $2 million. It will certainly be worth the work to get that help. We […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



We are getting closer to the official start of the “Atascosa Cowboy Connect” transportation service between Jourdanton, Pleasanton and Poteet. The contracts are finished between the county and the cities. At the next meeting of Commissioners Court we will finalize the contract with AACOG/ART and set an official ribbon cutting event. Think of it–a person in Poteet can catch the […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I have started a “Hero Businesses of Atascosa County” list. This is to be a list of businesses that put your safety and their employee’s safety first and follow all the Governor’s orders. They require their employees and all customers to wear masks. They also require social distancing, and where appropriate, mark off social distancing for their customers and workers. […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I try to be careful in what I say or write, and I have a delicate issue to tell you about. I want to be as accurate as possible in all that I do or say. Which deaths are categorized as COVID-19 deaths is a very sensitive subject. So, when I originally wrote about the sad news on the County […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I want to give you an update on my situation, personally. I did test positive for COVID-19. I never had any symptoms, but I did the required quarantine and required thermometer checks. I did continue my court benchwork by Zoom and the state “E-File” court system. I received my county emails at home. I attended a Poteet City Council Meeting […]


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