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What do you practice?

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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?

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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

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

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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

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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 […]

Making your neighborhood safer – a Neighborhood Watch

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My neighborhood in Pleasanton—the Oak Forest neighborhood–has a neighborhood watch program that is now about a year old. Some residents had talked about starting one for quite some time, motivated by vandalism, property thefts and other concerns, including traffic issues and door to door solicitations. We were concerned about safety and security and finally decided it was time to do […]

Lytle Chief of Police Richey Priest

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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 […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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Juvenile programs are very much on the top of my agenda and mind.  It is the kids that are violating the law, but it is those kids who are hurting and need help.  I am impressed that it is always the goal of the JPO (Juvenile Probation Officer) not to punish the juvenile but to fix him / her. The […]

How television changed me

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True story: Some years ago I was a welfare caseworker and on a home visit to a family home sat in a living room with people ranging from grandparents down to little children. The centerpiece of the living room was a big screen color television set. But something was wrong. It took me a while to figure out what it […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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Commissioner Mark Gillespie had a culvert “bridge” collapse on St. Augustine County Road and has responded to the situation.  He has closed the road for safety purposes.  He has notified the school so the bus runs would be able to adjust.  He notified the “County Emergency Management Manager” David Prasifka and he sent a bulk public notice out on the […]


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