2020-05-13 E-Edition

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Tamara Tolbrit opens Mane Attraction after a two and a half month hiatus. Governor Greg Abbott opened salons back up as of Friday, May 8 with restrictions.

Area schools will celebrate graduation

Last Tuesday, May 5, Governor Greg Abbott announced that schools may hold one of four different graduation ceremonies laid out by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to celebrate the accomplishments of 2020 high school seniors amid the coronavirus pandemic. Although Gov. Abbott has gradually allowed more businesses to open across the state, it’s still too soon to hold a gathering […]

Area superintendents respond to TEA extended year calendar proposal

The Texas Education Agency recently released the PowerPoint presentation “Adjusting Your School Calendar for COVID 19 Response” on its website. The proposal states that the 2020-2021 school year will likely be disrupted. •2020-2021 is likely to include short-term disruptions to instruction and high-student absenteeism, with some students consistently physically absent. •Building a calendar that plans for and anticipates these scenarios […]


There will be COVID-19 Mobile Test Collection located at 19010 Priest Blvd. in Lytle this Friday, May 15 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call 512-883-2400 or visit the website listed above. As of press time Tuesday night, Atascosa County has 13 active COVID-19 cases, 13 recovered and one death.

Mother, son arrested in Shalimar Subdivision

A joint investigation by the Narcotics Unit of the Atascosa County and Bexar County Sheriff’s Offices led to the arrest of a mother and son on the morning of Friday, May 8 in the Shalimar Subdivision north of Poteet. The residence has been under investigation by ACSO investigators for three months for suspected narcotics dealing. According to Atascosa County Sheriff […]

Out and About

Benefit Plate Sale for Ethan Nuncio May 16 A benefit plate sale will be held for 3-year-old Ethan Nuncio on Saturday, May 16. Proceeds from the benefit will go toward Ethan’s medical expenses for his upcoming open heart surgery this summer. Ethan is the son of Roxanne and Fernando Nuncio of Charlotte who was diagnosed prenatally with congenital heart disease. […]

70 years later: Crouches celebrate life, love and family

Jean and Bryan Crouch of Poteet celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Friday, May 1. Their children decided to help their parents celebrate with a surprise vehicle parade in front of their home filled with close friends and family. “It was truly a family affair,” said Laurie Crouch Miller, daughter to Jean and Bryan. “My brother, Tommy, talked to the […]

Viva Healthcare Heroes!

Healthcare workers everywhere are risking their lives by being frontline heroes during the COVID 19 pandemic. People everywhere are showing their local healthcare heroes just how much they appreciate their sacrifice in many ways, but nothing beats a Cinco de Mayo themed parade on Taco Tuesday. Hilda Sisnero with South Texas Regional Home Health (STRHH) and Elizabeth Herrera with Good […]

Recognizing our local law enforcement

National Police Week May 10-16

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. This year National Police week is this week, May 10-16. Normally, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number […]