Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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There is an excellent law that any citizen can make an “Open Records Request” for defined data belonging to Texas’s designated governments. It is good because, as citizens, we should expect our government to be transparent. We receive these requests from time to time, and I feel many who make these do not understand how to craft their request, and […]

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The Public Defenders Program is still, to the best of my knowledge, working well. It is an ongoing grant I learned about at a conference for judges and commissioners in College Station. We realize that with savings of about $500,000 per year, we were spending on indigent defense appointments. I am sure you have heard about the constitution that says […]

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The Atascosa Cowboy Connect Shuttle Service is running well. Our ridership is improving all the time. The program has done well, considering we started it in the middle of last summer’s COVID outbreak. We were unable to set up shuttle signs at the stops in the three cities. I believe the shuttle signs are vital because we need schedules on […]

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We passed the new county budget and the new tax rate for 2022 this past Monday. The new tax rate is $0.607231. This year’s tax rate was $0.569454. This is an actual tax increase of roughly three cents per $100. This is a result of the terrible property tax policy of the State of Texas. They have us calculate a […]

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I want to share with you an episode I dealt with on this past Friday. I received a call from an alleged family asking me to bail them out of jail. His voice sounded ok, but he claimed he had a broken nose from a car wreck and could not talk well. His voice must have been disguised. My family […]

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The Medical Examiner Transport program I reported here as being started is now in full swing. Our team, led by Bob Hunt, has hauled over 12 bodies to be autopsied at the nearest medical examiner. This is filling a real need. We are also covering for Wilson, Karnes, McMullen and Frio counties. Even better news is that we are doing […]

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Our drive-through clinic last Friday was not very well attended. We did give 41 Pfizer shots and will come back in four weeks and do another for those 41. I am hoping that we will have clearance to start giving boosters at that time. We are diligent about continuing to get everyone vaccinated that we can. We are getting ready […]

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Because, hopefully, there is renewed interest in COVID vaccination, Atascosa County will once again be hosting a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic. The clinic will be at the historic “old jail,” located at 711 Broadway in Jourdanton on Friday, Sept. 3. It will begin at 8 a.m. and will continue until 4 p.m. It will be sponsored by the Texas Department […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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Because, hopefully, there is renewed interest in COVID vaccination — Atascosa County will once again be hosting a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic. The clinic will be at the historic “old jail,” located at 711 Broadway in Jourdanton, on Friday, Sept. 3. It will begin at 8 a.m. and will continue until 4 p.m. It will be sponsored by the Texas […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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I want to clarify my comments about whether or not I will be running again for County Judge. I said in court a few weeks ago that “at this time, I will not be seeking another term.” I said, “I am making this announcement because I want to consider retirement and give time for qualified candidates to come forward.” I […]


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