H.E.R.O. Anti-Bullying Rally Oct. 17



Come out for a free community event at the Pleasanton River Park tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6-7 p.m. This event will provide education and prevention resources against bullying. Safer Path Family Violence Shelter (formerly Atascosa Family Crisis Center) is holding their annual H.E.R.O. (Help Everyone Respect Others) Anti-Bullying Rally where there will be information tables on bully topics, food, drinks […]

Safer Path lights the way for domestic violence awareness



On Wednesday, Oct. 10, Safer Path Family Violence Shelter (formerly Atascosa Family Crisis Center), held a candlelight vigil in honor of victims and survivors of domestic violence at the Pleasanton River Park. More than 30 people showed up to show their support for domestic violence awareness including Republican candidate for 81st District Judge, Lynn Ellison; Precinct 3 Constable Rick Luna, […]

NOV opens new service center for Eagle Ford Shale customers



National Oilwell Varco (NOV) has opened a new service center in Pleasanton to service coiled tubing customers in the Eagle Ford Shale play. The new Quality Tubing facility offers a comprehensive range of services, including finished goods inventory, spool and string storage, spooling, maintenance programs, string repair, testing and inspections, and various coiled tubing equipment, nitrogen equipment, and iron services. […]

Local Matters



Vote FOR Tier 2 in the Nov. 6 General Election and early voting Oct. 22- Nov. 2. The citizens of Atascosa County collaborated on a non-partisan petition drive this summer and won the right to have a vote on whether Atascosa County stays a Tier 1 or becomes a Tier 2 designation. The Tier 1 and Tier 2 designations were […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



Last week, I attended the first public training session on the new voting machines in Lytle on Monday night. Then I drove to the annual Texas Association of Counties Conference at the Woodlands near Houston. It was white knuckle driving all the way from Lytle to Seguin. The visibility with the hard rain, backed up traffic and big trucks was […]

A lesson in patience



This past Sunday I attended the funeral service for Suzi Oliver Rankin. She was one of the sweetest and most patient ladies that I ever knew. I first met the Oliver family when they owned their veterinary clinic situated near the entrance to my childhood home off FM 476. Also, my best friend’s mother, Jane Forbus, was their office manager. […]

Mayor’s Message



Greetings from the Mayor’s Office: I have been asked, more than once, if Pleasanton is going to sign an interlocal agreement for animal control services with the new county animal control facility in Jourdanton. The answer at this time is no. Our animal shelter here is doing quite well with the assistance of the Atascosa Animal Allies. As long as […]

Southbound in Arkansas and…



Winding up a family vacation, we were driving home on an interstate highway in Arkansas, southbound, coming back to Texas. It was a typical summer afternoon with lots of 18-wheelers, and people in cars, pickup trucks and even a few motorcycles. But, then there was a problem ahead. Cars were pulled over and obviously someone was in trouble. So, I […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report



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 Our calls numbers are remaining high with officers handling 65 calls for service this past week. Traffic enforcement activity was on the low end with only 15 stops being made. Citations […]

We the People

I woke up this morning with one word running through my head: accountability. Now, this is not my normal state of affairs- I generally wake up and start thinking about coffee. This was a significant change to my daily thought patterns and rituals. There was something about this 14 letter word that had elbowed itself into my waking thoughts. The […]


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