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Privileged and embarrassed

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I’ve been mulling over the most recent happenings involving two black men getting arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia. One of the men has been identified as Rashon Nelson. He is a 2017 graduate of Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania with a degree in finance.      As I shake my head and wonder what the manager was thinking, I’m reminded […]

The wedding fiasco that wasn’t

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I’m sure everyone with a Pleasanton Express subscription is waiting with bated breath for a word from Robbie. So to satisfy the masses, or at least a few old co-workers, I thought I would write a little update regarding this exciting life of mine. First things first, my new job. I am thoroughly enjoying it. There is much to take […]

Defense, Defense! Defensive Driving?

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I was a “late bloomer.” I didn’t date much in high school and really didn’t seriously date until I was nearly out of college. Part of the problem was I didn’t drive until I was 18. I couldn’t very well ask my parents to drive me on a date. I suppose I could have double dated. One time I was […]

Decision to send troops to border draws mixed reactions

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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on April 4 welcomed the announcement by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen that the federal government would deploy some 4,000 National Guard personnel to the U.S.-Mexico border to assist in stemming the flow of illegal immigration. “Today’s action by the Trump Administration reinforces Texas’ longstanding commitment to secure our southern border and uphold the […]

Lytle Police Chief Richey Priest

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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. There will be a regular city council meeting tonight at 6:30 PM. Feel free to email or contact me if you have any questions richard.priest@lytletx.org/police We had a few interesting calls this past week but nothing […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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One of the jobs of the Constitutional County Judge is Mental Health Court. That means that court can convene to hear mental health commitments and disposition cases. But what that usually means on a weekly and sometimes daily basis is the processing of court orders for “Emergency Detention”. I will have from 2 to 4 a month. But that fluctuates […]

There’s strawberry shortcake, strawberry wine, strawberry funnel cake, strawberry ice cream …

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Oh goodness! It is that time of year again where all things strawberry will be served at the Poteet Strawberry Festival. And while the list rattles off much like  Forrest Gump’s friend, Bubba Blue, talking about shrimp, there is so much more than these delicious berry treats! While getting together the information for our special section I was typesetting the […]

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After some observation I have realized I have a number of personality traits in common with my nearly three-year-old granddaughter. There are times I just have to be a little bit grumpy. No, there’s nothing really wrong with either one of us. She’s two years eleven months. I’m seventy six—almost seventy seven years.       We both have the capacity […]

We’re as mad as …

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  No, I’m not channeling Peter Finch’s character Howard Beale – the disillusioned anchor from the 1976 movie, Network. But I could if a certain trade sanction happens.      Newspapers across the country are faced with the possibility of tariffs on newsprint.      This will not just affect newspapers, but ALL companies who rely on the Canadian imports […]

Lytle Chief of Police Richey Priest

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Hello all,      The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, if you have some spare time you can check it out at www.lytletx.org/police.  Feel free to email me if you have any questions. richard.priest@lytletx.org/police      Our officers handled 50 calls for service and conducted 62 traffic stops. The traffic stops resulted in citations on 34 […]


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