ACSO: It’s the Law

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a SCAM and I mentioned that I would be back to talk about additional scams going around. Well, before I can get to those, other scams have surfaced here in Atascosa County. Recently my deputies have taken reports involving the loss of well over a hundred thousand dollars. We are seeing more […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet

Today is July 1, 2020. Half of 2020 is behind us. The first part of the year has been a time of trials and tribulations. The coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted all our lives. Unfortunately, some of the COVID-19 impacts are going to be with us for the rest of our lives. Some of the COVID-19 impacts are on our personal […]

Primary Runoff Election Information

Early voting has begun for the July 14 Primary Runoff Election. There are two questions I have been asked over the last few days–what is the primary runoff election? And, what steps have been taken to protect my health and safety? I shall try my best to answer both questions. In March of this year, both the Democrat and Republican […]

Historically Speaking

Independence Day history

Hello, Atascosa County! I hope this writing finds you well. As the celebration of Independence Day, or July the 4th, approaches, most of us will be practicing social distancing and safety precautions. I still encourage you to reflect on the significance of this day. We all have been taught the history of the American Revolution that led to Independence of […]

Q is for the Quality of Life

Some mornings, I crawl out of bed mad at the world. I snap at my husband. Snarl at the dog. Go to work and avoid my co-workers as much as possible. Other days, I don’t want to get out of bed at all. I just want to stay curled up in a ball with my head buried beneath the blankets. […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet

The U.S. is going through a difficult time. There are some people legally demonstrating to rally support to their just cause of equality. Unfortunately, there are others (criminals) who are taking advantage of the situation to cause mayhem and destruction (looting/rioting/ assaulting innocent people). These individuals are hurting those who are trying to make a positive change. These criminals need […]

Historically Speaking

The county seat and old communities

Imagine if you will, the courthouse sitting near Hwy. 16 a little due west, just north of Poteet. There may be no Poteet or Jourdanton. Imagine the county jail and the county government gathering point is also in this area. This community or town was known as Mottomosa/ Agua Negra/Ditto. A petition was introduced to Commissioner’s Court on May 13, […]

P is for PTSD … Part III

I’ve heard post-traumatic stress disorder described as a wound to the soul. That rang true to me. As humans, we are complex creatures made up of a physical body, a mental psyche, and I believe, a soul. An injury like PTSD can affect all three. Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy involves gradually facing feelings and situations that remind you of the […]

In response to Judge Hurley’s June 17 Report

Letter to the Editor

Judge Hurley wants to use the current school building that houses the JJAEP for storage and files and move the students and teachers to a donated portable building. The JJAEP is also known as the Larry Brown School. I am wondering if the judge intentionally left out Larry Brown because he knew that the old, donated, and dilapidated portable building […]


On the Edge of Common Sense

When our opinions get as immovable as a granite outhouse, God has a way of shaking the foundation. I was searching for an artist who could lend just the right feeling to a book I was putting together. I found such a person. He lived in a remote mountain town and had no phone. With the help of the local […]

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