How television changed me


True story: Some years ago I was a welfare caseworker and on a home visit to a family home sat in a living room with people ranging from grandparents down to little children. The centerpiece of the living room was a big screen color television set. But something was wrong. It took me a while to figure out what it […]

Take precautions this flu season


Lisa Luna Staff Writer With the flu especially so rampant this flu season, chances are if you have not had the flu yet, one of your family members has. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report


Commissioner Mark Gillespie had a culvert “bridge” collapse on St. Augustine County Road and has responded to the situation.  He has closed the road for safety purposes.  He has notified the school so the bus runs would be able to adjust.  He notified the “County Emergency Management Manager” David Prasifka and he sent a bulk public notice out on the […]

McMullen Co. steer sells for $13,000


  The Grand Champion Steer went to Colton McCartney (right) again at the McMullen County Livestock Show. Colton also won Showmanship as well as Reserve Grand Champion with his other steer. Winning bidders were, left to right,  Walt Frankllin, Atascosa Business Syndicate; Dave Valtierra, Mass Mutual; Jason Jones, Schoolhouse Syndicate; Stevo Franklin, San Miguel Syndicate, Carol Harris, Tyler Ranch Partnership […]

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Losing friends


This past week I was saddened to hear the loss of not one, but two friends of mine. Patrick Carmack, a 1988 graduate of PHS, died of a sudden heart attack last Tuesday. Dan Nick, Jourdanton’s former city manager, passed away on Thursday. While these two men were almost 20 years apart in age, their loss was felt by many. […]

Villanueva arrested, charged with sexual assault of a child


Eduardo Fidel Villanueva, age 30, was arrested on an Arrest Warrant issued in connection with a Sexual Assault investigation conducted by members of the Pleasanton Police Department. The investigation spanned over two years, being reported to the police on October 27, 2015.  Villanueva was alleged to have sexually assaulted a child. Evidence collected during the initial stages of the investigation […]

France 2 TV filming sand mine documentary


Lisa Luna Staff Writer Ynes Vasquez, a resident of the Alanna Heights subdivision just north of Poteet, moved to the area thinking it would be the perfect place to retire. He never dreamed that he and his wife would have to battle dust clouds, loud noises and bright lights at night from a frac sand mine so close to their […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report


Here is the latest news you can use from the Lytle Police Department, or maybe a better description would be “What we did last week”. A total of 38 calls for police service were generated and officers made 47 traffic stops. Of those 47 stops 27 resulted in citations being issued and the remaining 20 were either written or verbal […]

Schorsch resigns

FREE Jourdanton City Manager position open

Diana Guthrie Special Correspondent At the Jourdanton City Council meeting held on January 22, Jourdanton City Manager Kendall Schorsch turned in his resignation to the council. He announced that his last day will be February 28. Mayor Robert “Doc” Williams and the council members accepted his resignation with a “heavy heart,” thanking him for his two years of service. In […]

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