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Mayor’s Message



Greetings from the Mayor’s office: In the past several weeks, I have been visiting with you concerning some upcoming projects including changes concerning the Cowboy Homecoming. Brad and Cindy Mumm attended last weeks Council meeting and brought forward some great ideas for the Homecoming which will be announced in the coming weeks. An idea was brought to me several months […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report



Greetings from Lytle PD, The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, you can find it at www.lytletx.org/police . Feel free to call me (830- 709-0277) or email me (richard.priest@lytletx.org) with any questions you may have. I have also attached our latest quarterly newsletter. I spotlighted some numbers on property crimes for 2018, some may find it interesting […]

Conference committee to work out differences in state budget



A fter Easter weekend, conferees for the Texas House and Senate must work out differences in the two chambers’ versions of a fiscal 2020-2021 state budget to send to Gov. Greg Abbott. Concurrence is required on how to spend an estimated $250 billion in revenue available to fund the state’s fiscal years 2020-2021. Once an agreement has been reached, the […]

Let’s Fiesta the NIOSA way

The Way I See It

This week I’ll be doing something that I haven’t done in over 30 years – attending San Antonio’s Fiesta Night in Old San Antonio aka NIOSA. Judy Wehman Truax and I both have not been to NIOSA in decades, but I have celebrated on a smaller scale at King William Fair in recent years. I have prepared somewhat for this […]

Local Matters



NOEL WILKERSON HOLMES is with her family and her mother who is on hospice as we go to press tonight. She wanted to share this column on influential women written by Mary Henkel Judson, Editor and Co-Publisher of the Port Aransas South Jetty, in place of her column. This column ran in the March 7, 2018 issue of the South […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I am pleased to announce that the AACOG (Alamo Area Council of Governments) grant committee has awarded two grants in our area. The first is $940,558.35 to Safer Path (Family Crisis Center) in Pleasanton. These folks do a great job assisting battered persons and their families who are in crisis. The second grant is for $100,000 to our District Attorney […]

Pete’s Periódico: Property Tax Relief is on the Way



While listening to constituents from all parts of Senate District 19––rural and urban, Republican and Democrat––there is one shared issue that emerges: ever-increasing property taxes. Folks told me to “go to Austin and do something.” Well, we did something. The Texas Senate passed the Texas Property Tax Reform and Relief Act of 2019; a landmark property tax bill which lowers […]

I remember my Father and how he died



Most of my columns are on the lighter side, which is where most of my thoughts are. This one is an exception that I hope most of our readers will appreciate. This is about my father. He was a man of principle, a good worker and an entrepreneur. He died too young, of a disease that is the other subject […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report



Greetings from Lytle PD, The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, you can find it at www.lytletx.org/police. Feel free to call me (830- 709-0277) or email me (richard.priest@lytletx.org) with any questions you may have. We had an average week, if there is such a thing around here. Service calls totaled 47 and we had a solid 56 […]

Top officeholders join together in push for funding solution

State Capital Highlights

Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen on April 10 released a joint statement promoting a twofold method for the 86th Texas Legislature to curb property tax increases across the state. “Texans are fed up with skyrocketing property taxes. At the beginning of the legislative session, the governor, lieutenant governor and speaker laid out an […]


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