Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I received a request from a citizen to review an article on voting machines. It said that many new machines had wireless modems in them to transmit results back to the election office. Our new election vendor was listed. So, I questioned them about this and received an absolute statement that confirmed there are no transmission devices in any of […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



Well, finally! The grand opening of JP3 and the Atascosa County Truck Weigh Station will be on February 7 at 11 a.m. Please know that all citizens are invited. It is your facility. We hope you will be proud of what we have built and you will agree that we are building for the future of Atascosa County. The other […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I am so pleased to announce that the Secretary of State (SOS) has issued a statement dated December 30 that Atascosa County’s test participation is designated successful! They went on to write “we hereby certify that Atascosa County conducted a successful countywide polling place program in the November 2019 election. As a result, Atascosa County is authorized to continue to […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



The new year comes like a fresh blanket of snow, covering the past year. The past year for many has been good and profitable. Also, for many it has been difficult and financially hard. For many it has been healthy, but for many in 2019 their health or the health of loved ones has been a problem. Many lost loved […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



During this holiday season we honor the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, The Christ, as well as other significant religious beliefs. It is during these crazy times we reflect and think about what is important. Faith, family and hope are what I pray we are spending time on. I pray for all my readers’ health, their family’s health and their […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I would like to discuss open records requests with you today. I want to start by saying I have no problem with a realistic open records request. But, many so–called political activists think they strike terror into our hearts when they demand an “open records request.” But sadly, they rarely know the law about what they are doing. Recently, we […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



We had a great meeting in Austin with Camille Cain, the head of TJJD concerning the Juvenile Detention transition and look forward to receiving much support from her and her staff at TJJD. Senator Flores’ support was crucial to the success of this meeting. This week, the Detention Superintendent, her assistant and I are scheduled to go to Hayes County […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I hope everyone had a great weekend and Thanksgiving. I know I did. I am very proud the commissioners and myself donated to EMS so the people on duty could have a nice thanksgiving meal. The EMS director, Don Penny, said we have enough money to cover meals for Christmas as well. In a previous column I asked all the […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I am pleased to announce that our plans to move the Juvenile Detention Center under the administration of Commissioners Court are moving forward. The transition will be effective December 1. An important thing this will do is make the effort to start the “post–adjudication” programs (rehab, behavioral, mental, etc.) match up with the governing state statute. We are going to […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



Bits and Bobs: We are still working on the new JP3 project and the truck weigh station. I will know more Thursday, but we are not moving very fast on them. Animal Control, under Chief Henry Dominguez is doing very well. As with any department we have bobbles and there have been some. But, I have confidence in Chief Dominguez […]


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