Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I drive to work every day (almost) on Ernst Road. It has been in bad repair for a long time. Commissioner Perez just shut it down and completely redid it. It is so much better. Sadly, I saw a thread on Facebook recently criticizing the work. There were comments about how “it was done so badly that the potholes will […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



This has been a difficult week for several county personnel. Judge Jackie Bodden (JP4) lost her husband, Mark, suddenly. This is a terrible loss for Jackie and her daughter Blair. Loretta Holley lost her sister and is suffering over the loss. Margaret Littleton, our county District Clerk was in a wreck on Friday and was taken to the emergency room. […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



When you read this I will have been to Beeville on Monday to attend a regional “County Judge Training Roundtable”. I have been to this training format for the previous two years, one in Beeville and one in Carrizo Springs. I believe I cannot get too much training. I have found these Judges’ roundtables to be very effective. I think […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I have been watching Wilson County’s project to put in place a hotel – motel tax and generate the monies to build / expand a combination convention center, rodeo arena and livestock show facility. For years I have wondered why Atascosa County has never had such a facility of its own. I have seen over the years counties that have […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



We are moving forward with the countywide voting plan and hope to have it submitted next Monday. When we have successfully implemented this, the only real thing to remember is that you cannot go to a wrong poll or early voting station ever again. You can vote at any of them. I am in the middle of annual budget work […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



Bits and Bobs: I am pleased that Methodist South has asked me to serve on a public advisory board of theirs to consult with the hospital. I hope this appointment will be an asset for the county. While thinking about medical, I need to inform you that our Indigent Health Care Department is out of money for this budget year […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



How does this sound? “You can’t make a mistake and go to the wrong county polling station to vote.” Or, “you never need to call again to figure out where to go to vote.” “You can go to any county voting location and vote!” That is all possible with county – wide voting implemented. But the county has to petition […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I would like to tell you about one of my courts. It is called “Appeals Court”. You see, any ruling you get from Atascosa County Justice of the Peace Court, or any Atascosa County City’s Court can be appealed to “County Appeals Court.” The most common case I get is moving traffic tickets from CDL (commercial) drivers. I think I […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I want to talk to you about some recent events, now. We have had several difficult challenges in Commissioner’s Court in the last few months. We had to replace an EMS Director, do a difficult evaluation on the County Indigent Health Coordinator and vote to appoint a Constable for a vacant Constable position. In all of these challenging situations, I […]

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 […]


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