Beware of scammers

There is a scam happening in Atascosa County where scammers are saying your Social Security number (SSN) has been suspended because of suspicious activity. The scammer wants you to confirm your SSN to reactivate it. Here’s what to know: • Your Social Security number is not about to be suspended. You don’t have to verify your number to anyone who […]

Charlotte council talks city marquee, VFD and alleyways

Charlotte City Council met on Nov. 14 for their regular meeting. Comprising the council were Mayor Buddy Daughtry, Christi Rankin, Amanda Luna, Steven M. Porter, John E. Heiligman and Rickardo E. Garcia. This was Garcia’s last council meeting as Place 5 as Liz M. Ramon, who was also present, won the seat during the Nov. 5 election. However, Ramon would […]

Local Matters

Today was the last planning meeting of the 2019 Merry on Main Committee. What a joy it has been to work together with this great group of community go getters and doers. The committee consists of Greg Leach, Pleasanton Parks & Rec; Larry Mross, Nest Feathers; Jacob Henson, Plestex Movie Theatre; Jessica Tom, Roving Philanthropist, Britni Van Curan, City of […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

I hope everyone had a great weekend and Thanksgiving. I know I did. I am very proud the commissioners and myself donated to EMS so the people on duty could have a nice thanksgiving meal. The EMS director, Don Penny, said we have enough money to cover meals for Christmas as well. In a previous column I asked all the […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

Greetings from the Mayor’s Office, This week is a very exciting week in our city. “Merry on Main” is quickly approaching and will be here this Friday and Saturday. I would personally like to invite you and your family to attend all the activities and bring your friends, also. The Pleasanton Express will have a full schedule, so make your […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report

Hello from Lytle PD, The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, you can find it at Feel free to call me (830-709-0277) or email me ( with any questions you may have. Our call volume fell this past week to only 41 calls for service. It sure wasn’t because things were slow in town. I would […]

‘You’re gonna miss me …’

The Way I See It

Most community newspapers are surviving, but it isn’t easy. I hear about struggles on a monthly, if not weekly basis. I would like to share a letter to the editor Commerce City Mayor Wyman Williams wrote upon hearing the Commerce Journal would cease their print version. Letter to the Editor | I am saddened … at the recent Commerce Journal […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet

We have entered the month of December and there are a lot of activities planned for our community. This Friday, Dec. 6, starting at 2 p.m. till 6 p.m., Santa (Paws) will be available at the Poteet Library to take pictures with pets. Then starting at 6 p.m. till 7:30 p.m., there will be a Christmas tree lighting event at […]

Hegar transfers excess revenue into rainy day, highway funds

State Capital Highlights

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Nov. 25 announced the transfer of $3.33 billion into the State Highway Fund and into the Economic Stabilization Fund, commonly known as the Rainy Day Fund. Each fund received more than $1.66 billion, or 50% of the total transfer. The transfer amounts are based on crude oil and natural gas production tax revenues in excess […]

The Hidden Shame

Every time the United States suffers from a school shooting or other type of mass shooting, we hear people spouting off about gun control and mental health. Tempers rise and civil discourse becomes impossible. “Take away the guns,” one side shouts. “Fix the people,” the other side responds. All this noise makes those of us who deal daily with a […]