Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



Construction update – The Sheriff and his crew are doing a great job with the large task of running their office and the jail during the major expansion of the jail. The reason it affects all the offices is that the ripple effect of the jail addition which requires an expansion of the kitchen and laundry. This expansion requires moving […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



In my last column I said I would update you on the plans for expanding early voting. As I am sure you know, we expanded early voting for the first time by adding a station in the JP2 building to serve the NW quadrant of the county. This served not only Lytle but the fast growing unincorporated population in that […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



The County recently held a County Election Board Meeting to discuss important changes to our election process in Atascosa County. Have you ever said, “We should be able to vote in one place for all elections.”? Well, because of digital developments in voting equipment we could be on a multi–step process to get there. Many of you know that in […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



As I sit here, on Memorial Day, I am taken to thoughts of my college roommate who went in the military a year ahead of me. His famous quote was, “Heck, with a college degree what can they do, I will just go in the draft.” That is what Ken did. And the army sent him to Vietnam, put him […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



Bits and bobs: We should have a PayPal type donation button on the Animal Control Facebook page soon. It will make giving easier and repeat giving easier. Donations save animals lives! The Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 construction is moving along very nicely. Wells Construction is the builder and Thorn and Graves the architect. The Truck Weigh Station is […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I have been asked by a fine local attorney to write again about the need for everyone to have a will. Every month, at least, we have someone who did not leave a will and are putting their family through unnecessary pain. The smaller the amount of the estate, the more difficult the financial burden because proportionally it is so […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I am so proud of what we have done with the County Guardianship program. We have two court visitors, Mary Starrack and Rusty Prasifka who have worked to make our guardianship inventory current and well managed. The ward of a guardianship is very possibly one of the most vulnerable citizens in our county and is the County Judge’s responsibility. If […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I am pleased to announce that the AACOG (Alamo Area Council of Governments) grant committee has awarded two grants in our area. The first is $940,558.35 to Safer Path (Family Crisis Center) in Pleasanton. These folks do a great job assisting battered persons and their families who are in crisis. The second grant is for $100,000 to our District Attorney […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



Last week was a week of challenges. I did my best to be fair, factual and honest in dealing with every challenge. That is what you elected me to do. I try to have integrity and truth in all that I do and fairness in the way I treat people. The Justice Center has been a real challenge to get […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



We had a terrific Atascosa Day at the Texas State Capital last Tuesday. It was one of the biggest citizen turnouts since we started (last time we had high school bands, so we had a lot of students and parents also). It was a very respectable turnout. We had officials from several cities, board members from the Atascosa County Historical […]


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