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Governor points out actions taken to make schools safer



Just before Labor Day weekend, Gov. Greg Abbott released a School Safety Action Plan Summary that lists actions taken by school districts to harden campuses in the wake of the deadly Santa Fe Independent School District shooting in May. “Elected leaders, community members, students, teachers, parents and everyday Texans all share the common goal of making schools a safe place […]

It was a g’day, mates

The Way I See It

The past few days have been a whirlwind of activity for several families in South and Central Texas. Friends from Australia were in visiting for their last leg of a five-week vacation, or holiday as they would say it! Some of you may remember our Rotary foreign exchange student Daryl Gogel who was here in 1985-86. He was from Adelaide, […]

Happy birthday, United States Air Force



The United States. Air Force will turn 71 years old Tuesday, Sept. 18. This date is also the anniversary of the Department of Defense, both the result of an act passed by Congress–the National Security Act of 1947. The act became effective Sept. 18, 1947, signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Prior to 1947, the responsibility for land-based […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



Last week, I promised to tell you about happenings with the County Juvenile office. I have been very concerned about the county’s practice of sending juveniles off to long term placement or releasing them on probation to live in a home that will not properly supervise them. Long term placement is very expensive to the county and many times the […]

We the People

Last week I attended a well-organized and thoughtful event. It was titled “Let’s talk education!” and was held at the Compass Rose Academy. Being a fan of education and public education, I was intrigued and wanted to know more, particularly as both our SD19 candidates were invited to express their views at this public forum. I arrived, and smiling kids […]

From the Right

Early voting has begun for State Senator in our Senate District. We now have the prospect of electing a Republican to the office of State Senator – Peter Flores. He has vowed to work with the Governor and Lt. Governor to fix the property tax system and ensure that our tax dollars are spent wisely. Peter Flores will tell you […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report



Greetings, 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 We had a slow and wet week. Officers handled 47 calls for service and conducted 31 traffic stops. This week, it was almost a tie between warnings and […]

Mayor’s Message



Greetings from the Mayor’s office: I love cold weather and am looking forward to the upcoming fall and winter months. It is the best time to be outside with cooler temps and less humidity for daily activities. Our city Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up to offer several outdoor activities to include programs, leagues and events for almost everyone. […]

Why the New York Times was wrong



The New York Times recently choose to run an anonymous Opinion piece from a Senior Advisor in the White House that took many shots at President Donald Trump. I do not know why the opinion side of The New York Times decided to run the anonymous piece instead of turning it over to the reporting side to be investigated and […]

Reflections on two Americans we lost in August 2018



When you read one of my columns you are looking into my mind as much as two months before the column saw print. I normally have as many as three columns in various stages of writing, reflecting and editing before I submit them. This column is a rare exception. I am writing it six days before the expected publication date […]


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