Local Matters

Several years ago I gave up making New Year’s resolutions. I am fairly hard on myself as it is and am a constant work in progress. My past resolutions were lofty and repeat reminders of failed attempts from year’s gone by. I simply decided to just daily try to always do the next right thing to the best of my […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

My granddaughter who lives in Phoenix is doing well, recovering from “Lemierre’s syndrome”. She is in her fourth week of intensive antibiotic treatment at home rest and is making steady progress. In the next week or two she will go back for a full scan and blood tests. Her visit with her pulmonologist will be then also. She may be […]

Great news or fake news, which is it?

I ’ve been a newshound just about as long as I can remember. Once I learned to read I read just about anything I could get my hands on: Newspapers, magazines, books, milk cartons—everything with print and words on it. And I listened to radio and television newscasts. By the time I was in junior high school I was hungry […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report

Hello all, The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website (for week prior to Christmas), 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 LPD update. Officers handled 54 service calls for the week ending Sunday Dec. 23. We conducted 28 traffic stops of […]

Workforce commission reports continuation of employment trend

Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in November, remaining at the same 42-year low rate as in October, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Dec. 21. The Texas economy added 14,000 seasonally adjusted non-farm jobs in November and annual employment growth was 3.0 percent for the month, marking 103 consecutive months of annual growth, according to the commission. “The […]

Jourdanton council approves Cepillo Ride Subdivision replat

At the Nov. 19 Jourdanton City Council meeting, council voted 4-1 to approve the replat for development of the Cepillo Ridge Subdivision, contingent on the changes City Engineer Tom Turk mentioned, to include a submission of a letter of cost estimate. This also includes submittal and approval of the construction plans. Voting against was council member Johnetta “Johnnie” Goetzel. Engineer […]

Pleasanton Elementary Drama Troupe presents ‘Christmas Jollies’

On Wednesday, Dec. 19 and Thursday, Dec. 20, the talented students of the Pleasanton Elementary Drama Troupe presented “Christmas Jollies.” Shows were performed at the Douglas Williamson Performing Arts Center, to students during the day and to the community in the evening. Director is Dawn Murray, Pleasanton Elementary Theatre Arts teacher. As Murray explained, “The moral of the playlets came […]

Life Skills students beautify Co-Op

On Wednesday, Nov. 5 Mrs. Golub’s Life Skills class at Pleasanton Junior High took part in a planting project at the Atascosa McMullen Co-op. Students learned how to prepare the ground for planting. Once they raked, students made holes and placed mulch in for planting. Students planted Firebrush, Pride of Barbados and Sago Palm Trees. Students will continue to monitor […]


Sally Magel, on behalf of St. John Lutheran Church in Jourdanton, recently presented two donations. A $1,000 donation check was given to Rhonda Williamson, Executive Director of Safer Path Family Violence Shelter and $500 was presented to Joni Garcia, Executive Director of CASA of South Texas.


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