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Harvey remnants remain

By Sue Brown | February 21, 2018

I had the pleasure to head south to Port Aransas to visit with Mary and Murray Judson good friends/publishers of the South Jetty and their ad sales rep Jackie Linn. I had no idea what to expect. When I saw the devastation – still after six months – I was dumbfounded. Visting with the Judsons and hearing all they went […]

What do you practice?

By Sue Brown | February 14, 2018

While scrolling through Facebook the other night, I came across this video of a young boy asking “what do you practice” through my feed. I figured he was reciting someone else and found out that it was from Prem Rawat also known as Maharaji. I’m not advocating any type of mystical meditating guru teachings, but when I heard the young […]

We vote – or do we?

By Sue Brown | February 14, 2018

I have been a registered voter since April of 1962. As I recall, I actually registered on my 21st birthday. I was then going to college in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Back then you had to be 21 years old to vote. The national voting age was lowered nine years later to 18. On March 10, 1971, the United States […]

Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley

By Sue Brown | February 14, 2018

Last week Commissioner Gillespie and I went to Armortex to research and craft an order for bullet resistant products.  We will be building teller windows for the County Tax Office so that they will be safe.  That office is the largest handler of money in the county and the biggest center where protection is needed.  They deal with disgruntled people […]

Lytle Chief of Police Richey Priest

By Sue Brown | February 14, 2018

It seems like we are in a winter break, criminal activity is on the “low” side. A whopping 34 service calls were generated. Of those calls five were for vehicle unlocks and three involved traffic control for the two trail rides that passed through town. Only 21 traffic stops over the last 7 day period and 11 of those resulted […]

Proms have evolved over time

By Sue Brown | February 07, 2018

Boy  – how times have changed! I really enjoyed seeing all the posts and photos this past Saturday and into Sunday of friends’ children who attended Pleasanton’s prom. Everyone looked so gorgeous and handsome. Such sophistication they had, too! I posted my junior year prom photo with my good friend Dickie (Alan) Weisinger on Facebook. My dress was nothing like […]

Lytle Chief of Police Richey Priest

By Sue Brown | February 07, 2018

This past week officers handled 37 calls for service and made 47 traffic stops. Of the 47 people stopped 22 ended up with citations and 25 received either a verbal or written warning.  I would say your odds were better than 50% that if you got stopped you wouldn’t get a ticket but that’s not the case. It most likely […]

McMullen Co. steer sells for $13,000

By Sue Brown | January 31, 2018

  The Grand Champion Steer went to Colton McCartney (right) again at the McMullen County Livestock Show. Colton also won Showmanship as well as Reserve Grand Champion with his other steer. Winning bidders were, left to right,  Walt Frankllin, Atascosa Business Syndicate; Dave Valtierra, Mass Mutual; Jason Jones, Schoolhouse Syndicate; Stevo Franklin, San Miguel Syndicate, Carol Harris, Tyler Ranch Partnership […]

Losing friends

By Sue Brown | January 31, 2018

This past week I was saddened to hear the loss of not one, but two friends of mine. Patrick Carmack, a 1988 graduate of PHS, died of a sudden heart attack last Tuesday. Dan Nick, Jourdanton’s former city manager, passed away on Thursday. While these two men were almost 20 years apart in age, their loss was felt by many. […]

Villanueva arrested, charged with sexual assault of a child

By Sue Brown | January 31, 2018

Eduardo Fidel Villanueva, age 30, was arrested on an Arrest Warrant issued in connection with a Sexual Assault investigation conducted by members of the Pleasanton Police Department. The investigation spanned over two years, being reported to the police on October 27, 2015.  Villanueva was alleged to have sexually assaulted a child. Evidence collected during the initial stages of the investigation […]