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Missing April Fool’s antics

The Way I See It

This past Monday was April Fool’s Day. For me, it came and left with no joke or tricks. When one works from home, one doesn’t have a lot of people to fool or be fooled. I guess I could have played a joke on my dog or granddogs, but the humor would have been lost. The day did remind me […]

A coin in his pocket

This time of year things start to pick up for us in the police world. The weather improves. People emerge ready to have fun and take part in the vast array of social events that dot the calendar. For us that work at a city, we begin to eye what the next budget will look like and how to be […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I asked last week for donations to save dogs’ and cats’ lives in our animal control center. A man came in Wednesday and gave us a check for $1,000. Wow. I told him he just saved 10 dogs’ lives. I was almost (smile) speechless. I am personally committed to donating $100 per month. This is all IRS tax deductible! I […]

Pete’s Periódico: Making a better Texas



We have passed the halfway point of the 86th Texas Legislature; under 70 days remain to make a better Texas. Through my work as a Texas Senator, I try to embody Sam Houston’s definition of leadership: “A leader is someone who helps improve the lives of other people or improve the system they live under.” That’s my goal this Legislative […]

Local Matters



The Poteet Strawberry Festival is known most of all for its delicious strawberries, but for the past 25 years, it has gained quite a reputation for raising scholarship funds for local graduates. The Poteet Strawberry Festival gives out 10 fouryear scholarships per year. From 1990 to date the Poteet Strawberry Festival has paid over $716,000 to Poteet students. Many other […]

Air pollution from tank fire sparks lawsuit

State Capital Highlights

Images of a stream of billowing dark smoke drew the nation’s attention last week to a fire that engulfed 11 petrochemical storage tanks at the Intercontinental Terminals Company about 15 miles southeast of Houston in Deer Park. On March 17, Gov. Greg Abbott ordered that all state resources be made available to local and industry officials and urged residents to […]

Living life to the fullest



The spelling word for today: “Octogenarian. O-C-T-O-GE N-A-R-I-A-N. Octogenarian.” Definition: “A person who is 80 to 89 years old.” Well, that’s not me, yet. But in two more years and one month I will – God willing – reach that age. In a month I will turn 78 years old and that sometimes is astounding to me. How did I […]

Mayor’s Message



Greetings from the Mayor’s office: We have already started working on next year’s city budget and I have several goals in mind. We are going to do our best to keep city taxes from increasing, as well as no water rate increases. We will continue our street maintenance program and the following streets are targeted for re-paving: Oakhaven, Oak Valley, […]

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 call me 830-709-0277 or email me richard.priest@lytletx.org with any questions. Well here it is, more of the same. Sometimes the only difference in our weekly report is that the dates have changed. I guess that can be a good or […]

Drifting along with the tumblin’ tumbleweeds

The Way I See It

This past weekend I got to travel out west to Odessa and then into the Texas Panhandle. This was my first time to actually drive to Amarillo, but my second time to visit. The Panhandle Press Association’s 109th convention was held downtown in the Center City District. Cool venues and retro signs with marquee lights were all located on Polk […]


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