Amber Alert sent out for local child, two arrested

On Friday, May 15, Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) contacted the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office requesting assistance in taking custody of a 14-month-old boy from his parents. The child was allegedly being abused with poor care and the parents were allegedly on illegal drugs. Sheriff’s deputies and CPS case workers were unable to locate the child and his parents Friday […]

Protesting property appraisal values

Property owners who disagree with the Atascosa Central Appraisal District’s appraisal of their property for local taxes or for any other action that adversely affects them may protest their property value to the appraisal district’s Appraisal Review Board (ARB). A property owner must file a written notice of protest before May 15 or within 30 days after the appraisal district […]

Rep. Cuellar distributes $3.3 million in federal funds for working families

On Thursday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX- 28) announced over $3 million in federal funding that will help working families and seniors pay energy bills during the COVID-19 pandemic. The $3.3 million went to the Community Council of South Central Texas through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The LIHEAP funds, awarded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security […]

2020 Tax Year appraisals

You may soon receive an appraisal notice from the Atascosa Central Appraisal District. The ACAD mailed about 35,371 appraisal notices on Monday, May 18. Your city, county, school district and other local taxing units will use the appraisal district’s value to set your 2020 property taxes. Under Texas law, county appraisal districts are required to notify property owners about changes […]

Atascosa Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a reward of up to $5,000 being offered for one week only will help solve the theft of a 4-wheeler located in the 100 block of Brandywine, 1 mile south of the Bexar/ Atascosa County line on TX HWY 16 in the Shalimar Subdivision. On Friday, April 17, […]

Texas back to Business: Baseball, Boy Scouts, Bowling, Bars, Breweries, Bingo, reopen in Texas

Governor Greg Abbott in a press conference today about Phase II of Open Texas says beginning now, massage services, personal care, tattoo parlors, childcare centers, youth clubs such as Boy Scouts and youth club sports such as Little League can resume operations. On Friday, May 22 bars, bowling alleys, bingo parlors, skating rinks, rodeos, equestrian events, zoos and aquariums may […]


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.

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