Opinions

We the People

It’s 5 p.m. on Election Day and I’m sitting in my car writing one more time for the Pleasanton Express. Yes, I thought last week was my final piece, but I just couldn’t refuse Noel when she turns on her charm. It has been a long day. My day started before the sunrise and I have been busy with emails, […]

Caron Tuttle’s comments to Pleasanton City Council



This month marks Atascosa Animal Allies’ one year anniversary. I am proud to say that our group, that started out with myself and four other ladies, has grown to approximately 40 members. We saw a need to help the City of Pleasanton’s growing problem with stray animals and we want to personally thank Mayor Travis Hall, City Manager Johnny Huizar, […]

Ideas with which we disagree



Have you ever read or heard something and simply dismissed it as “I don’t agree with that,” without reading any further? Okay. Don’t be afraid to admit it. I have, too. We don’t like disagreement, but disagreement can be healthy. How do we decide what to believe and what not to believe? A first step is to recognize the difference […]

Letter to the Editor

This letter is to address some of the statements Mrs. Knowlton made in her “From the Right” column that ran in the October 24, 2018 issue of the Pleasanton Express. In her column Mrs. Knowlton stated, “We then make an appointment to appeal values and sit before the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) that is made up of individuals appointed by […]

‘Twas the season

The Way I See It

By now the votes are counted and reported. Some are relieved and some are disappointed. It happens. But what matters is this – people got up off their butts, registered and then actually voted. Statewide, early voting has broken records for midterm elections. More voted early this year than the TOTAL amount in 2014. That is quite impressive. I’m so […]

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 Your weekly snapshot of Lytle Police activity: Total calls for police service was 47. Capt. Reyes was the lucky fellow, he got to handle 25 of those. Officers conducted 31 traffic […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I am so pleased that early voting has gone so well. This morning, the turnout was 23% of registered voters and that is huge for a non-presidential year. The percentage of voters opting to use the new digital/hybrid/paper ballot system is still tracking at over 70%. In the past, we were usually at 50% electronic or less. The interesting thing […]

We the People

The General Election is next week on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Early voting runs through Nov. 2 at the Elections office in Jourdanton and JP2 in Lytle. There’s been a large voter turnout and the candidates on the ballot will determine the direction of our country. For the last few months, […]

Local Matters



I n Texas we do everything bigger and as a native Texan I like to think we do everything better. Be a Texas voter and let’s turn out bigger than all the other states. A record number of eligible Texas voters has been set – 15.5 million. But being able to vote and actually pulling the lever are not the […]

From the Right

The Republican Party of Texas has a platform consisting of 334 planks. These planks were proposed by the grassroots throughout Texas, advanced through the convention process, voted on and adopted at the State Convention held this past June. The Convention delegates also approved five top legislative priorities and I have discussed four of the five these past weeks. The fifth […]


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