Chief Priest’s Weekly Report

The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, you can find it at Feel free to email or contact me if you have any questions. What a meager week of police activity. We had a whopping 34 calls for police service and officers conducted 14 traffic stops. Of those 14 stops 11 were issued citations and […]

We the People

I woke up Sunday morning tired with a slight headache, but happy, smiling and hopeful. Saturday had been an amazing day. We had driven in the rain to Uvalde for the Democratic campaign kick-off rally. I spent time hanging out with other County Chairs; I listened to our inspirational speakers and candidates: Chairman Hinojosa, Lupe Valdez, Pete Gallego, and Rebecca […]

From the Right

The Importance of Midterm Elections On to November! Congressional midterm elections are around the corner taking place between Presidential elections. Members of the House of Representatives are elected every two years while members of the United States Senate serve overlapping six-year terms. One third of all of the U.S. Senators are up for re-election in 2018. In Texas, we have […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

I have written many times about the new voting machines, but their use is upon us now. We will be using them in the November election. We will also be having public forums in the county in October for people to come learn about the changes and get a chance to see them and how they work. We are working […]

Curbside is the diggity bomb!

The Way I See It

I just picked up my first curbside order at H-E-B. It was so easy, too! I placed the order Sunday evening and there it was – ready to be loaded in my vehicle the next morning. I don’t mind shopping for my groceries most days. It’s a way I get to see friends (yes, I can be one of THOSE […]

Weather- nature is still in charge

You’ve no doubt heard the saying: “Everyone complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” Mark Twain said it, quoting Charles Dudley Warner, one of his close friends and a prominent author and editor and scholar. As these two wise and clever men said, we can’t do much about the weather, and it changes plans and sometimes lives. […]

When is a hero no longer a hero?


As we honor yet another September 11th , you have likely watched or listened to an account of that fateful day when police and fireman sprang into action to rescue those trapped in the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and when ordinary citizens were transformed into impromptu 1 st responders, displaying bravery that not only saved countless lives on the […]

It was a g’day, mates

The Way I See It

The past few days have been a whirlwind of activity for several families in South and Central Texas. Friends from Australia were in visiting for their last leg of a five-week vacation, or holiday as they would say it! Some of you may remember our Rotary foreign exchange student Daryl Gogel who was here in 1985-86. He was from Adelaide, […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Last week, I promised to tell you about happenings with the County Juvenile office. I have been very concerned about the county’s practice of sending juveniles off to long term placement or releasing them on probation to live in a home that will not properly supervise them. Long term placement is very expensive to the county and many times the […]

Happy birthday, United States Air Force

The United States. Air Force will turn 71 years old Tuesday, Sept. 18. This date is also the anniversary of the Department of Defense, both the result of an act passed by Congress–the National Security Act of 1947. The act became effective Sept. 18, 1947, signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Prior to 1947, the responsibility for land-based […]

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