Brush, bulky trash pick up set for July

Brush and bulky trash pick-up for the City of Pleasanton is coming up in mid-July throughout late July. Pick up for Area 1 will be from July 16-20. This is for the area west of Bryant Street and North of Goodwin Street. Curbside placement for this area starts July 2. Area 2 pick up is set for July 23-27 for […]

Road trip reveals a bit of history

Don’t you love road trips to places you’ve never been? And then, when you find out about a tidbit of historical information … it is even better! I had the chance to drive some small Texas roads this past weekend while heading to our Texas Press Association conference held in Conroe. The scenery was really pretty with rolling hills and […]

Mayor’s Message



Greetings from the Mayor’s office: This week I wanted to share with you some of the positive things that our city employees do for the public. These “gold star” deeds commonly go unnoticed by our citizens because our employees are not interested in self recognition. With the assistance of Jessica Tom of the Child Welfare Board, city employees Greg Leach […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report



Hello all, The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, 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 Here is the latest in Lytle’s law enforcement activity. With all that we have going on I am really surprised that the TV show “COPS” didn’t want to do […]

Be inspired.


If you read this column with any regularity, you know that I have used it as a medium to give you a peek into how those in the law enforcement world view the job they are tasked with. I have used it as a place to recognize those in our area who might ordinarily go unrecognized, and on occasion I […]

Parents, children separated at border gain widespread attention



AUSTIN — Although border-crossing issues are largely federal matters, the Lone Star State has been a center of news reports about authorities separating children from their parents at detention centers along the Rio Grande. President Trump on June 20 ordered a cease in the forced separation of family members who are in detention, but the fate of more than 2,000 […]

Immigrant Family Separation

Letter to the Editor

The Trump Administration announced a policy on May 5, 2018 to separate parents and children attempting to enter the United States without proper documentation. It was ended on June 5, 2018. Although exact numbers are unknown, at least 2300 children were taken from their parents and put in different places with no record of that destination. In a recent statement, […]

KBOP – History and legend remembered



On Saturday, June 30, a historical marker will be unveiled at the Longhorn Museum, preserving the memory of a local legend— Radio Station KBOP. I had the good fortune to play a part in that story. I also was lucky enough to spend some time with a creator of this radio station—Dr. Ben Parker. Early in my time in Atascosa […]

More than just a building…



It’s just a building? When is a structure just a building? Is a church just a building? Is a hospital just a building? Is a home just a building? All these structures have a specific purpose to fulfill a specific need. The Atascosa County Animal Control Center, due to open in August 2018, was specifically designed to serve a specific […]

Atascosa Co. Jail Bookings

The people named in this report have been charged with but not found guilty of the crimes listed. This information is provided by the ACSO under the Texas Public Information Act, Chapter 552. 06/18/18-Joe Angel Cruz,III, DOB 1977, was arrested bythe Lytle PD on charge of TheftProperty >=$100 <$750; Criminal Trespass, at 12:39 a.m.06/18/18-Bryan Joe Glover,DOB 1992, was arrested bythe […]


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