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Officials see room for improvement in criminal history reporting

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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton on April 11 sent a joint letter to eight state criminal justice agencies and associations, urging them to review their processes for reporting criminal history to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or “NICS.”  The NICS checks available records on persons who may be disqualified from receiving firearms. Abbott […]

Lytle Police Chief Priest’s Weekly Report

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Hello all, The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, if you have some spare time 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/police Here is the low down on Lytle Police activity this past week. As usual our activity wasn’t too exciting. Nothing that would entice […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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My last weekend was immersed with the Poteet Strawberry Festival and activities. I started with the parade at 10am.  It was a great opportunity to meet the grand marshalls, Bob and Kelli Phillips, of the “Texas Country Reporter” TV series.  What a treat!  They are just as nice as they seem on TV.  PSFA – I must say “home run […]

Defense, Defense! Defensive Driving?

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I was a “late bloomer.” I didn’t date much in high school and really didn’t seriously date until I was nearly out of college. Part of the problem was I didn’t drive until I was 18. I couldn’t very well ask my parents to drive me on a date. I suppose I could have double dated. One time I was […]

Decision to send troops to border draws mixed reactions

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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on April 4 welcomed the announcement by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen that the federal government would deploy some 4,000 National Guard personnel to the U.S.-Mexico border to assist in stemming the flow of illegal immigration. “Today’s action by the Trump Administration reinforces Texas’ longstanding commitment to secure our southern border and uphold the […]

Lytle Police Chief Richey Priest

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Hello all, The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, if you have some spare time you can find it at www.lytletx.org/police. There will be a regular city council meeting tonight at 6:30 PM. Feel free to email or contact me if you have any questions richard.priest@lytletx.org/police We had a few interesting calls this past week but nothing […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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One of the jobs of the Constitutional County Judge is Mental Health Court. That means that court can convene to hear mental health commitments and disposition cases. But what that usually means on a weekly and sometimes daily basis is the processing of court orders for “Emergency Detention”. I will have from 2 to 4 a month. But that fluctuates […]

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After some observation I have realized I have a number of personality traits in common with my nearly three-year-old granddaughter. There are times I just have to be a little bit grumpy. No, there’s nothing really wrong with either one of us. She’s two years eleven months. I’m seventy six—almost seventy seven years.       We both have the capacity […]

Lytle Chief of Police Richey Priest

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Hello all,      The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, if you have some spare time you can check it out at www.lytletx.org/police.  Feel free to email me if you have any questions. richard.priest@lytletx.org/police      Our officers handled 50 calls for service and conducted 62 traffic stops. The traffic stops resulted in citations on 34 […]

Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley

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     I heard someone say that the new County Animal Control (Grand Opening – First week in June – FINALLY!) was not going to be big enough to handle all of the cities’ business and the county’s. It is true that the county’s needs have not been addressed for 25 + years. And it is true that in many […]


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