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Your eyes have it—if you keep them healthy



One difference between the way I live now and the way I lived as a child is sunglasses. During daylight hours I usually wear them if I am going to be outdoors, even when the sky is mostly cloudy, but especially during times of bright sunlight. As a child and even as a young adult I rarely wore them. The […]

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The Way I See It

In this world of hyper connectivity – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn, texting, email, and (gasp) phone calls and mail – I feel that we are more disconnected than ever. Gone are the days that when someone called your telephone land line and you missed the call cause you weren’t there to answer. What happened? The person kept calling back […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report



The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, 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. It was a busy week around our office, we handled a total of 65 calls for service. That’s a high number but the vast majority were minor calls that didn’t involve […]

Local Matters



What an exciting week in Atascosa County. Two local residents, Peter Flores, Republican, Pleasanton and Charlie Urbina Jones, Democrat ran for the Texas State Senate Seat vacated by Carlos Uresti. With 100 percent of precincts reporting as of Tuesday at 10:00 p.m. Flores received 34%, Gallego 29% and Guitierrez, 24%. No one else received more than 3%. Pleasanton resident Flores […]

Select panel considers approaches to mass shooting prevention

State Capitol Highlights

A special interim committee of state lawmakers met July 24 at the Texas Capitol to further explore what can be done to prevent mass shootings like the one that resulted in 10 deaths and 10 injuries in May at Santa Fe High School. Testimony before a hearing of the Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools & School Security centered […]

Mayor’s Message



Greetings from the Mayor’s office: This past week I had the opportunity to attend the Texas Municipal League’s Conference for newly elected mayors. It was held in Waco and I certainly came back with some valuable information. After working for a state agency for some 26 plus years, I have learned that “you never know which way the wind blows […]

Local Matters



Community, service and opportunity. Atascosa County is filled with non-profits whose mission it is to improve lives and strengthen community. Non-profit organizations are fueled by those who bring passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done that matter. Consider giving some of your time and talent to create lasting solutions that improve life for everyone in Atascosa County making […]

What was life like before (take your pick)?



At age 77 I am able to remember what life was like before a lot of the things we take for granted today—as many people my age can. When I was a small child there were no television sets. We had radios and sometimes record players that played 78 rpm records. Movies and radio were our sources of entertainment and […]

Recycling 101

The Way I See It

I’ve had a few people contact us here at the Pleasanton Express to find out more on our recycling options in Pleasanton. A quick phone call to city hall and our City Secretary Andres Aguirre has us filled with information. Aguirre confirmed the schedule and what is acceptable. “Recycling occurs every two weeks. You can set out the recycle bin […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report



It’s been hot and from patrolling around you can see that people aren’t exactly hanging out in their yards to kill time. Our officers handled 55 calls for service and conducted 27 traffic stops last week. Those stops resulted in 19 being issued citations and 8 being given warnings. Only one lucky person got a trip to the county jail, […]


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