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Please vote…please?

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Please vote…please? This month there will be several opportunities to vote. First, there are the General Election for schools and cities. Both Pleasanton and Poteet have their municipal elections this Saturday, May 5. Poteet ISD also has an election for board members. Just around 170 people have voted early in Pleasanton for the mayoral and city councilmen elections. I guess […]

Governor announces extension of hurricane-related sheltering assistance

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Governor announces extension of hurricane-related sheltering assistance AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on April 17 announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had granted Texas’ request to extend the deadline for Hurricane Harvey survivors to apply for transitional sheltering assistance.  The deadline has been extended from April 23 to May 31. The transitional sheltering assistance program helps displaced individuals who […]

Lytle PD Chief Priest’s Weekly Report

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Greetings from Lytle PD, The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website. Scroll to the bottom and click on “Current Weekly Report”.  www.lytletx.org/police.  Feel free to email or contact me if you have any questions richard.priest@lytletx.org/police  If you are looking for the most up to date information on Lytle Police activity you just hit the jackpot.  This past […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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   This week I had two sessions with Juvenile Court and a regular meeting of Commissioner’s Court.  In our next regular Commissioner’s Court, we will be reorganizing the “Atascosa County Child Welfare Board” with Jessica Tom as Chairperson.  Jessica is a mighty fine individual who works on the Family Crisis Center Board and others.  I am excited about the possibilities […]

A terrible disease—ALS

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A terrible disease—ALS The recent death of scientist Steven Hawking has focused attention on the disease that crippled him and ultimately claimed his life, but the most noteworthy thing about his battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) was his long survival with it. He was diagnosed with it in 1963 and lived until March of this year—55 years. But, rare […]

Connecting and reconnecting

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Connecting and reconnecting Over the last two months, I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with old friends and making new ones along the way. You really don’t know how much it does a body good until you actually take the time and effort to connect with friends who know you well. Back in February, I hung out in Austin with […]

The case of the missing coal furnace

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When I was six years old my family moved from Chicago to Montrose, Colorado, a nice town of about 4,000 people on the Western Slope of the Continental Divide, about 64 miles from Grand Junction. It is difficult to think of any American town as being isolated, but in 1947 Montrose could have been on the edge of the earth […]

Officials see room for improvement in criminal history reporting

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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton on April 11 sent a joint letter to eight state criminal justice agencies and associations, urging them to review their processes for reporting criminal history to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or “NICS.”  The NICS checks available records on persons who may be disqualified from receiving firearms. Abbott […]

Lytle Police Chief Priest’s Weekly Report

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Hello all, The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, if you have some spare time you can find it at www.lytletx.org/police. Feel free to email or contact me if you have any questions. richard.priest@lytletx.org/police Here is the low down on Lytle Police activity this past week. As usual our activity wasn’t too exciting. Nothing that would entice […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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My last weekend was immersed with the Poteet Strawberry Festival and activities. I started with the parade at 10am.  It was a great opportunity to meet the grand marshalls, Bob and Kelli Phillips, of the “Texas Country Reporter” TV series.  What a treat!  They are just as nice as they seem on TV.  PSFA – I must say “home run […]


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