James Richard “Jimmy” Hill

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James Richard Hill June 24, 1928-April 17, 2018 James Richard (Jimmy) Hill, San Antonio native and humble, generous, and compassionate Texan, died peacefully on April 17, 2018, two months before his 90th birthday. A celebration of Jimmy’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at St. John Lutheran Church, Jourdanton, Texas. Jimmy Hill grew up […]

The case of the missing coal furnace

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When I was six years old my family moved from Chicago to Montrose, Colorado, a nice town of about 4,000 people on the Western Slope of the Continental Divide, about 64 miles from Grand Junction. It is difficult to think of any American town as being isolated, but in 1947 Montrose could have been on the edge of the earth […]

Officials see room for improvement in criminal history reporting

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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton on April 11 sent a joint letter to eight state criminal justice agencies and associations, urging them to review their processes for reporting criminal history to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or “NICS.”  The NICS checks available records on persons who may be disqualified from receiving firearms. Abbott […]

Lytle Police Chief Priest’s Weekly Report

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Hello all, The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, if you have some spare time you can find it at www.lytletx.org/police. Feel free to email or contact me if you have any questions. richard.priest@lytletx.org/police Here is the low down on Lytle Police activity this past week. As usual our activity wasn’t too exciting. Nothing that would entice […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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My last weekend was immersed with the Poteet Strawberry Festival and activities. I started with the parade at 10am.  It was a great opportunity to meet the grand marshalls, Bob and Kelli Phillips, of the “Texas Country Reporter” TV series.  What a treat!  They are just as nice as they seem on TV.  PSFA – I must say “home run […]

Privileged and embarrassed

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I’ve been mulling over the most recent happenings involving two black men getting arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia. One of the men has been identified as Rashon Nelson. He is a 2017 graduate of Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania with a degree in finance.      As I shake my head and wonder what the manager was thinking, I’m reminded […]

Community mourns loss of Ogden

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Atascosa County native and former County Commissioner Freddie Ogden passed away on Wednesday, April 11. Ogden served as an Atascosa County Deputy for 10 years, before serving as a Commissioner. He held that office for 30 years. On Monday, Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward ordered that the flags at the Sheriff’s Office be lowered to half-staff in honor of Ogden. […]

Three Cousins Strawberry Patch breaks record with $16,100 in bids

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Lisa Luna Staff writer Tess Chandler, Hannah Chandler and Hallie Bates of Three Cousins Strawberry Patch captured the Grand Champion title at the Poteet Strawberry Festival Auction on April 14. The crate of winning Albion berries sold for a total of $16,100. The premium buyers were H-E-B and Bud Light- Silver Eagle Distributing, which each bid $6,350. Other contributing bids […]

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Attend oak wilt seminar next Wed.

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Oak wilt is one of the most destructive tree diseases in the United States and it is in our area. The successful management of oak wilt depends on correct diagnosis and an understanding of how the pathogen spreads between different oak species. An oak wilt management seminar will be presented by the City of Pleasanton and Texas A&M Forest Service […]


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