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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, […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Atascosa County Judge

Last week we left the EMS story talking about funding and discussing ESDs (Emergency Services Districts) which are the special taxing districts I have mentioned. Bexar County, Montgomery County and Harris County (and many others) are funded by these. I have not found another county our size that does not share the EMS responsibility with the cities or have ESDs […]

Local Matters



My mom, Judy Wilkerson, had a magnet on our refrigerator that said, “If nobody knows the trouble you’ve seen, you don’t live in a small town!” Now that saying can have several meanings. The obvious one is that our town is so small that everybody knows your business. But, the less obvious one is if you have trouble in a […]

Mayor’s Message



Greetings from the Mayor’s office: This week’s “Gold Star” award goes to Caron Tuttle and the hard working ladies of the Atascosa Animal Allies. These ladies teamed up with the city earlier this year to assist in managing our animal shelter. The Allies are a non-profit group and put in long hard hours and those hours are volunteer. The organization […]

Paxton supports nominee

State Capital Highlights

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on July 12 announced that he had joined the attorneys general of 25 other states in a letter urging U.S. Senate leaders to confirm President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Kavanaugh, 53, currently is a member of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of […]

Saying as much with fewer words



There’s a saying: “If I had more time I would have written a shorter letter.” It speaks to brevity in our written communications. I will admit to being generous with words at times, so when I was asked to limit my columns to 400 words the question that popped into my mind was: “Can I do it?” Well, I took […]

Nominations due July 27 for Cowboy of the Year and Hall of Fame

The Way I See It

It is already midto late July and that means that the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo will be here before you know it, August 17-18 to be exact! But before we can start planning on having fun watching two nights of great rodeos and listening (maybe dancing) to John Wolfe and John Christopher Way, we have […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Atascosa County Judge

Last week we left the EMS story with Jimmy Day transitioning the three EMS stations to county paid personnel and county operated ambulances and medical protocols. The cities’ share was to still provide the housing for the operations. As the county hired and placed full – time on call medics for your safety it was necessary to provide sleeping quarters […]

Headgear – not my thing



Here in Texas it seems a lot of the men and many women like to wear hats or caps, but for some reason I am not a big fan of headgear, although, on a sunny day, something on the head is definitely good. Maybe it’s a rebellion against my years of military service when I had to wear a hat […]

Enjoying iconic and new-ish films

The Way I See It

I was talking with a friend the other day and they asked what was the last movie I saw in a theater. I had to think a bit about this. I realized that it was “Coco” which I saw with my son and daughterin law for our November birthdays. It seems I don’t get out much to see movies. I […]


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