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Keep moving forward

Rebecca Raves


As I sit to write this column, I can’t help but think of how far we’ve come in 2021. January is almost over and so much has already happened in this year. Rascal Flatts’ “My Wish For You” is playing in the background and it’s so fitting to what’s going through my mind right now. It’s no doubt that 2020 […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet



January 2021 is almost behind us. It has been a crazy start to the year. A lot of interesting events have transpired and more are to come. Events at the national, state, county and city levels will have a direct and/ or indirect impact on all of us. The news media provides an overabundance of information. We need to realize […]

Fashing’s native son

Historically Speaking


Salutations to my fellow Atascosans! I hope this writing finds you well and healthy! I have been in touch with my predecessor Barbara Westbrook last week. We spoke about Battle of Medina, Rancho del Atascosa and most importantly, a call she recently received that is our topic for the week. She relayed the message and I promptly returned the gentleman’s […]

Creating an abundant life, Part II



Did you find your talent? If not, keep digging. I promise you it’s there. This week I want to talk about flow. Flow is a mental state in which time, sounds, physical distractions and more fall away and all your creative energy focuses on your task. According to Stephen Kotler, author of “The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of […]

Letter to the Editor

A time for healing I am a Mexican American born and raised in South Texas. My mother came to this country at the age of 15 with her family and, thanks to them, I have lived a good life and have enjoyed all of the blessings of this country. Growing up in San Antonio in the 50s was a peaceful […]

Be intuitive, save the Verdi oak trees

Rebecca Raves


Recently, I’ve become very in touch with my spiritual side and more intuitive to the things around me. It doesn’t take long for me to know there is an energy or presence around me, good or bad. I’ve always been this way, but when I was a little kid, it would freak me out. As I got older and deeper […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet



It is that time again. As per the Elections Division of the Office of the Texas Secretary of State, May 1, 2021, Election Law Calendar, Jan. 13, 2021, was the first day to file an application for a place on the ballot or a declaration of write-in candidacy. Anyone who wishes to run for the City of Poteet mayor, council […]

Historically Speaking

Sand Branch, the King’s Highway and the Brite-Navarro Cemetery


Hello, Atascosa County! I hope everyone’s 2021 is satisfactory. As the days go by, I notice that the Valentine’s Day propaganda dresses the aisles at the stores. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against Valentine’s Day as I will be featuring a story for Valentine’s Day. It just seems that the year is starting to get ahead of itself […]

Creating an abundant life



COVID, COVID, COVID … seems like that’s all anyone ever talks about— besides politics and I’m not going there. For months now, we’ve had to deal with a constant invisible threat. A threat that we can’t see and don’t know how to deal with. A threat of not only a potentially life-threatening illness but the threat of job loss, death […]

A tale as old as time

Rebecca Raves


I am a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Disney-obsessed fanatic, especially with the Disney Princesses. Their stories hold many underlying meanings and deeper truths that can relate to just about anyone. Let me backtrack a little. When Disney came out with Princess Tiana from The Princess and The Frog in 2009 and added her to the list of Disney Princesses, I was livid. Not […]


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