Learning from our mistakes – gun safety


I have made a lot of mistakes in my nearly 77 years of life. Most were minor but a few impacted my life in ways that can best be described as “life changing.” I am not going to list them all here for any number of reasons. The mistake I am going to share in this column is one involving […]

Lytle Chief of Police Richey Priest


If you’re looking for much anticipated review of our activity last week here it is:  We generated 41 service calls and conducted 57 traffic stops.  Citations were issued in 46 of those stops and 11 of the contacts resulted in a verbal or written warning. Sgt. Hanson had both of our arrests last week, both were for outstanding warrants and […]

Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley


I am a fiscal conservative. I have been one and voted that way all my adult life. I hear a lot in this election cycle about eliminating waste and fraud in county government. I want you to know that I am all about that. I cannot see every transaction (and we have a lot of them) but I assure you […]

Autism Awareness Series

FREE Markus & Ethan

The fourth part of our Autism Awareness Series features Markus Rios and Ethan Ray Pacheco, both 3-years-old. Markus’ parents Jolene Rios and Stephen Rios, Ethan’s mother, Misty Rae Ramos and grandmother Norma Ramos all shared the importance of raising autism awareness. Misty found out Ethan was autistic when he was 2. Norma said of her daughter Misty, “She is trying […]

Raymond Hernandez


Raymond Hernandez Raymond Hernandez, 79, entered into eternal rest on February 26, 2018.  He is survived by his loving wife, Mrs. Elida Hernandez; son Felix Hernandez; daughters Josephine Peña, Anna Maria Castillo and Jeanette Moya; brother, Andres W. Hernandez; numerous grandchildren ; many other relatives and good friends.  Mr. Hernandez will be greatly missed and in our hearts forever. Visitation […]

Jamie Rizzotto 


Jamie Rizzotto  Born on December 6, 1963 in Houston TX to Larry and Karon Culbreath, Jamie Karyl (Culbreath) Rizzotto passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018 in Austin TX surround by loving family and friends. She lived a life full of adventures, one could tell from the stories she told. She married her best friend and soul mate Sammy Rizzotto, and […]

Diana Blair


Diana Blair Diana Lee (Ewing) Blair of Poteet, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on February 15, 2018 at the age of 76. Diana married the love of her life, Bill Blair June 18, 1960.  Bill and Diana maintained their love for each other and continued their playful demeanor up until the time of his death.  They […]

Gary Bacon Jr.


Gary Bacon Jr.  Gary “Bubba” Grant Bacon Jr. passed on to his eternal life on February 22, 2018 at the young age of 53. Bubba was born on March 9, 1964 in San Antonio, Texas to his loving parents, Gary and Barbara Bacon. Bubba attended school in Cotulla and graduated from Somerset High School in 1982. Soon after graduating, he […]

Clyde Cruz Jr.


Clyde Cruz Jr.  Clyde Felix Cruz Jr. also known as Grandpa Clyde to some passed away at his residence in Charlotte on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Clyde was born August 10, 1935 in Charlotte to Felix and Paulita (Alaniz) Cruz.  He proudly served in the United States Army after being drafted.  He was an avid baseball player and enjoyed playing […]

Beatrice Segovia


Beatrice Segovia Beatrice Segovia, age 91, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away at her residence on Friday, February 23, 2018. She was born on Wednesday, November 17, 1926 in San Antonio to Manuel and Maria (Garza) Segovia. Beatrice is survived by her son, Irvin “Sonny” Davis Jr. and fiancée Esther Declet of San Antonio; daughters, Hilda Machado and husband Santos […]

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