Legal Notices

In accordance with Article 144.044 of the Agriculture Code, the County Clerk is required to maintain a record of all livestock marks and brands. All marks and brands expire on a set ten-year period by the State. Current marks and brands will expire on  August 30, 2021. Anyone wishing to file a Mark/Brand that is not currently taken will need to fill out an application with the County Clerk the filing fee is $26.00 per brand per location. A person may record marks and brands in as many counties as necessary. 
Re-registration period is September 1, 2021 - March 1, 2022. A person who does not re-register their brand during this 6-month period forfeits legal rights to that brand. The application of your registration: DOES require your signature before the Clerk or a Notary. 

Gina Champion 
Medina County Clerk 

Pub.: Aug. 5 & 26, 2021



City of Castroville, TX
Request for Qualifications-
Auditing Services

The City of Castroville, Texas (the City) is soliciting requests for qualifications and proposals from qualified and experienced firms of certified public accountants to audit its financial statements. All proposals must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. August 27, 2021. For more information and a full description of the solicitation regarding this request contact City Hall, Finance Director, at (830) 931-4070 or email to

Pub.: Aug. 5,12, &19, 2021



City of Castroville, TX
Request for Proposal for 
Banking Services

The City of Castroville, Texas (the City) is soliciting requests for banking services. All proposals must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. August 27, 2021. For more information and a full description of the solicitation regarding this request contact City Hall, Finance Director, at (830) 931-4070 or email to

Pub.: Aug. 5, 12, & 19, 2021






FY 2021 - 2022 SEALED BIDS for 
Medina County

Medina County Commissioners’ Court is seeking sealed bids for the purchase of County Precinct Paving services, County Precinct Hauling services, Countywide Fuels, Countywide Paving Oils, and County Precinct materials to include crushed base material, patching materials (coated aggregate & asphaltic), and paving rock (uncoated & pre-coated material).

Prospective bidders may obtain bid forms and specifications in person at the Medina County Auditor’s Office, 1616 Ave M Suite 100, Hondo, TX 78861 (Hours of operation are M-T 7:30 am-5:00 pm F-8:00 am-12:00pm) or email us at    You may also visit the Medina County website, Sealed bids will be accepted at the County Auditor’s Office no later than Friday, August 20, 2021 at 10 am CST. At this time, bids will be publicly opened and read. Commissioners Court will accept and award bids during its regular scheduled meeting on Thursday, August 26, 2021. 

Medina County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

Please feel free to contact us at 
(830) 741-6090.
Eduardo Lopez, Medina County Auditor

Pub.: Aug. 5,12, & 19, 2021






Medina County Fresh Water 
Supply District No. 5

As authorized by law, the board of supervisors has designated its
meeting place outside the district’s boundaries.  The District’s meeting place is located in the offices of Davidson Troilo Ream & Garza at 601 NW Loop 410, Suite 100, San Antonio, Texas  78216.

Pub.: Aug. 5, 2021













Permit No. WQ0005206000

APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION. Aqua Utilities, Inc., 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 400W, Austin, Texas 78723, which operates Country View Estates Potable Water Treatment Plant (WTP), a reverse osmosis WTP, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a new permit, Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit No. WQ0005206000, to authorize the discharge of water treatment wastes at a daily average flow not to exceed 55,000 gallons per day via Outfall 001. The TCEQ received this application on August 3, 2016.

The facility is located on Country Scene Road, approximately 2 miles north of Park Road 37 and 2.5 miles north of State Highway 16, northeast of the City of Helotes, Medina County, Texas 78023. This link to an electronic map of the site or facility’s general location is provided as a public courtesy and is not part of the application or notice. For the exact location, refer to the application.

The effluent is discharged to an unnamed tributary of San Geronimo Creek, thence to San Geronimo Creek, thence to Medina River Below Medina Diversion Lake in Segment No. 1903 of the San Antonio River Basin. The unclassified receiving water uses are minimal aquatic life use for the unnamed tributary of Geronimo Creek (upstream of Indian Mound Springs) and limited aquatic life use for the unnamed tributary of Geronimo Creek (downstream of Indian Mound Springs). The designated uses for Segment No. 1903 are primary contact recreation, public water supply, aquifer protection, and high aquatic life use.

In accordance with Title 30 Texas Administrative Code Section 307.5 and TCEQ’s Procedures to Implement the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards (June 2010), an antidegradation review of the receiving waters was performed. A Tier 1 antidegradation review has preliminarily determined that existing water quality uses will not be impaired by this permit action. Numerical and narrative criteria to protect existing uses will be maintained. This review has preliminarily determined that no water bodies with intermediate, high, or exceptional aquatic life use are present within the stream reach assessed; therefore, no Tier 2 degradation determination is required. No significant degradation of water quality is expected in water bodies with intermediate, high, or exceptional aquatic life uses downstream, and existing uses will be maintained and protected. The preliminary determination can be reexamined and may be modified if new information is received.

The TCEQ executive director has completed the technical review of the application and prepared a draft permit. The draft permit, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The executive director has made a preliminary decision that this permit, if issued, meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. The permit application, executive director’s preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at the Hondo Public Library, 1011 19th Street, Hondo, Texas.

PUBLIC COMMENT / PUBLIC MEETING. You may submit public comments or request a public meeting about this application. The purpose of a public meeting is to provide the opportunity to submit written or oral comment or to ask questions about the application. Generally, the TCEQ will hold a public meeting if the executive director determines that there is a significant degree of public interest in the application or if requested by a local legislator. A public meeting is not a contested case hearing.

OPPORTUNITY FOR A CONTESTED CASE HEARING. After the deadline for public comments, the executive director will consider the comments and prepare a response to all relevant and material, or significant public comments. The response to comments, along with the executive director’s decision on the application, will be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments or who requested to be on a mailing list for this application. If comments are received, the mailing will also provide instructions for requesting a contested case hearing or reconsideration of the executive director’s decision. A contested case hearing is a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in a state district court.

TO REQUEST A CONTESTED CASE HEARING, YOU MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN YOUR REQUEST: your name, address, phone number; applicant's name and proposed permit number; the location and distance of your property/activities relative to the proposed facility; a specific description of how you would be adversely affected by the facility in a way not common to the general public; a list of all disputed issues of fact that you submit during the comment period; and the statement "[I/we] request a contested case hearing." If the request for contested case hearing is filed on behalf of a group or association, the request must designate the group’s representative for receiving future correspondence; identify by name and physical address an individual member of the group who would be adversely affected by the proposed facility or activity; provide the information discussed above regarding the affected member’s location and distance from the facility or activity; explain how and why the member would be affected; and explain how the interests the group seeks to protect are relevant to the group’s purpose.

Following the close of all applicable comment and request periods, the executive director will forward the application and any requests for reconsideration or for a contested case hearing to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting.

The Commission may only grant a request for a contested case hearing on issues the requestor submitted in their timely comments that were not subsequently withdrawn. If a hearing is granted, the subject of a hearing will be limited to disputed issues of fact or mixed questions of fact and law relating to relevant and material water quality concerns submitted during the comment period.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ACTION. The executive director may issue final approval of the application unless a timely contested case hearing request or a timely request for reconsideration is filed. If a timely hearing request or request for reconsideration is filed, the executive director will not issue final approval of the permit and will forward the application and requests to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting.

MAILING LIST. If you submit public comments, a request for a contested case hearing or a reconsideration of the executive director’s decision, you will be added to the mailing list for this specific application to receive future public notices mailed by the Office of the Chief Clerk. In addition, you may request to be added to: (1) the permanent list for a specific applicant name and permit number; and (2) the mailing list for a specific county. If you wish to be placed on the permanent and the county mailing list, clearly specify which list(s) and send your request to TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below.

All written public comments and public meeting requests must be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, MC 105, TCEQ, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087 or electronically at within 30 days from the date of newspaper publication of this notice.

INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE. For details about the status of the application, visit the Commissioners’ Integrated Database at Search the database using the permit number for this application, which is provided at the top of this notice.

AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION. Public comments and requests must be submitted either electronically at, or in writing to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. Please be aware that any contact information you provide, including your name, phone number, email address, and physical address will become part of the agency's public record. For more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the TCEQ Public Education Program, toll free, at 1-800-687-4040 or visit their website at Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040.

Further information may also be obtained from Aqua Utilities, Inc. at the address stated above or by calling Mr. David Allen, P.E. at (512) 632-0121.

Issued: June 22, 2021

Pub.: Aug. 5, 2021



RFP NO. 004-21-CDS

The Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) invites qualified firms to submit sealed proposals for a spherical projection display system. 

Proposal specifications will be available on Monday, August 2, 2021 on BidNet Direct at and also by contacting Ms. Shelly Hendrix as noted below.

The deadline for proposals is 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

For more information contact Ms. Hendrix, Controller/Director of Finance, at or visit

Pub.: Aug. 5, & 12, 2021



Sealed Bids for the construction of the USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT T-HANGAR BUILDING AND PAVEMENT will be received, on August 17, 2021, by the City of Castroville, at the office of the Castroville City Hall located at 1209 Fiorella St. Castroville, TX 78009, until 2:00 PM local time on August 17, 2021, at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read.  The Project consists of constructing a 9 unit T-hangar building with jet pod, taxilane pavement, and associated improvements.
Bids shall be on a lump sum and/or unit price basis, with additive alternate bid items as indicated in the Bid Form.
The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is: KSA Engineers, located at 4833 Spicewood Springs Rd., Ste. 204, Austin, TX 78759, 512.342.6868. Prospective Bidders may examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office on Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 8am to 5pm.
Contract Documents including bid proposal forms, plan sheets, and specifications for the Project may be viewed and downloaded free of charge (with the option to purchase hard copies) at  Scanned plans and specifications (PDF format) are available for pick-up only for non refundable price of $25.00 from KSA Engineers, Inc. 4833 Spicewood Springs Rd. Ste 204, Austin TX 78759, telephone 512.342.6868. 
Please submit questions for this project 72 hours prior to bid opening through in the Q & A portal. 
Addenda issued will be posted on  You will be notified of addenda automatically through email if you downloaded your plans and specifications via  Notice of addenda will also be available at the Issuing Office located at KSA Engineers, Inc., 4833 Spicewood Springs Rd., Ste. 204, Austin, TX 78759.
A pre-bid conference will be held at 1:00 PM local time on August 10th, 2021, at the Castroville Municipal Airport located at 10500 Airport Rd., Castroville, TX 78009.   Attendance at the pre-bid conference is highly encouraged but is not mandatory. 
Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. 
Section 746 of Title VII of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 and subsequent statutes mandating domestic preference applies an American Iron and Steel requirement to this project. All listed iron and steel products used in this project must be produced in the United States. The term “iron and steel products” means the following products made primarily of iron or steel: lined or unlined pipes and fittings, manhole covers and other municipal castings, hydrants, tanks, flanges, pipe clamps and restraints, valves, structural steel, reinforced precast concrete, and construction materials. The de minimis and minor components waiver apply to this contract.
By: Debra Howe 
Title: City Secretary 
Date: July 29

Pub.: July 29 & Aug. 5, 2021