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 […]

E-edition 01-31-18

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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 […]