Governor announces extension of hurricane-related sheltering assistance

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Governor announces extension of hurricane-related sheltering assistance AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on April 17 announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had granted Texas’ request to extend the deadline for Hurricane Harvey survivors to apply for transitional sheltering assistance.  The deadline has been extended from April 23 to May 31. The transitional sheltering assistance program helps displaced individuals who […]

Lytle PD Chief Priest’s Weekly Report

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Greetings from Lytle PD, The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website. Scroll to the bottom and click on “Current Weekly Report”.  www.lytletx.org/police.  Feel free to email or contact me if you have any questions richard.priest@lytletx.org/police  If you are looking for the most up to date information on Lytle Police activity you just hit the jackpot.  This past […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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   This week I had two sessions with Juvenile Court and a regular meeting of Commissioner’s Court.  In our next regular Commissioner’s Court, we will be reorganizing the “Atascosa County Child Welfare Board” with Jessica Tom as Chairperson.  Jessica is a mighty fine individual who works on the Family Crisis Center Board and others.  I am excited about the possibilities […]

A terrible disease—ALS

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A terrible disease—ALS The recent death of scientist Steven Hawking has focused attention on the disease that crippled him and ultimately claimed his life, but the most noteworthy thing about his battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) was his long survival with it. He was diagnosed with it in 1963 and lived until March of this year—55 years. But, rare […]

Connecting and reconnecting

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Connecting and reconnecting Over the last two months, I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with old friends and making new ones along the way. You really don’t know how much it does a body good until you actually take the time and effort to connect with friends who know you well. Back in February, I hung out in Austin with […]

Rosa Garza

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Rosa Garza  Mrs. Rosa Garza passed away in San Antonio on April 16, 2018 at the age of 95.  She was born in Jourdanton on November 1, 1922 to Felix and Martha Guerra.   Mrs. Garza is survived by her daughters, Mary Aguilar and Beatrice Demitre; granddaughter, Carissa Trevino and husband Tony, and by her four great granddaughters, Destinee, Desiree, […]

Martin Lopez Jr.

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Martin Lopez Jr. Martin R. Lopez Jr., age 79, of Poteet, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Poteet.  He is survived by his son, Roberto Lopez and wife Tammie of Fayetteville, Georgia; daughters, Anadelia Mathis and husband Jeff of Poteet, Abigail Lopez of Poteet, Vera Esther Neraz and husband Concepcion of Midland, Adelaida Wellman and husband Lonnie of Columbus, […]

Epifanio Martinez Jr.

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Epifanio Martinez Jr. Epifanio L. Martinez Jr., age 63, of Pleasanton, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018 in San Antonio.  He is survived by his wife, Tina Martinez of Pleasanton; daughters, Debra Martinez and Jessica Garza and husband Raul all of Poteet; step-children, Jason Escamilla and wife Crystal of Pleasanton, Cindy Ramos and husband Domingo of Pleasanton, Jennifer Valles of […]

Steven Drillette

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Steven Drillette Steven Mark Drillette, 57, of Sherwood, Arkansas, passed on April 21, 2018.  He was born on February 11, 1961 in Jourdanton, Texas. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, North Little Rock Rotary, a CASA volunteer and his 3.0 Senior tennis team won the Arkansas State Title in 2017. Steve taught and coached basketball for the […]

Danny Selby

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Danny Selby Danny Royce Selby, age 59, passed from this life on April 23, 2018, after waging a valiant battle with Mantle Cell Lymphoma. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, his unfailing loyalty, and his passion for life.  He was born in Pleasanton, Texas on July 17, 1958 to Roland and Frances Selby, the first of four […]


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