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Where there’s smoke, there is usually fire

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That saying, I first heard that around 2000-2001 from my old boss Bryan Crouch. He used to say that when he heard a rumor too many times. He warned me by telling me that where there was smoke, there would usually be fire. I’ve used that method throughout my years and more often than not, it works. If you have […]

Our veterans

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Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day. I won’t enlighten you on the history of it this time. I will let you go to your Google machine and do your own research for that one. Instead, I will get a little indepth with what Veteran’s Day means to me and my family. A few weeks ago, I went to H-E-B for the hunt […]

Ofrenda exhibit hindsight

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Hello, Atascosa County! I hope November finds us all well and healthy. I have been receiving reminders from Facebook daily about our memories and boy do we have a lot to be thankful for. This time last year, it was election time and COVID had a tight grip on this family. I will 100% tell you that I never want […]

Halloween traditions

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Information from the following column is sourced from www.history.com. H appy Halloween, Atascosa County! As the month of October comes to a close, we celebrate Halloween or the Harvest Festivals. Halloween also means that we always follow a certain tradition. For most of us, trick or treating is the extent of our traditions. For parents, it can be […]

Remember the restaurants

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Greetings, folks! I hope this column finds you healthy and happy. As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close nationwide, for us it never really does. I’ve spoken before about the diverse melting pot that our county is and our history just blends together beautifully. You can walk into any Atascosa County restaurant and see this same blended, cultural and […]

A moment of reflection

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Greetings, Atascosa County. This week, I find myself in a state of reflection. As we approach the two-year mark since the dreaded COVID-19 virus changed our lives, it seems like a bad dream. We saw some light and what appeared to be the end, you know, the return to normalcy. Then in a flash, we were back and although some […]

Exile

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Happy Halloween season, Atascosa County! Well, it isn’t Halloween yet, but it’s the season to get ready for Halloween and all that fun stuff. In this family, the spooky stuff starts Oct. 1. With my wife being a baker, the creations around here are unpredictable. One thing comes to mind when October arrives—ghost stories. In my position, people have approached […]

The history teachers

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Greetings, Atascosa County! I hope this article finds you all well, healthy and happy. The last few weeks have been busy for this historical commission, but busy in a good way. This weekend we have the Annual Yesteryear Festival at the Longhorn Museum and we are excited about it. We missed last year’s due to the whole world cancelling life […]

You married who?

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Hello, Atascosa County! I hope everyone is Autumnready because the Farmer’s Almanac has us cooling down soon. We are in the first 15 days of Hispanic Heritage Month and we have a lot of history involving the Hispanic influence coming up in this publication. Be on the lookout, I think it will be enjoyable if you are willing to sit […]

Como se dice?

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Good day, Atascosa County! So, with Hispanic Heritage Month happening between today and October 15, I will be bringing this column to you in a slightly different format. The first part of it will be in English as we speak it today, the second part will be in Spanish as this part of the world was under Spanish/Mexican occupation for […]


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