Opinions

Mayor’s Message – Poteet



We are facing a very challenging time in our lives. The coronavirus (COVID-19) has greatly impacted how we live. To some extent, COVID-19 has created fear in some people going out to do normal everyday activities. We should understand there is a difference between being afraid and being cautious. Most people use caution in EVERYTHING they do. We need to […]

ACSO: It’s the Law



Recently, there has been a new influx of scams that have surfaced and been reported to the Sheriff’s Office. Some of these are alarming and very disturbing. I have received three inquiries regarding a scam that had surfaced in early April of this year. It involves the intended victim receiving an elaborate and detailed email from an individual claiming to […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report



Greetings from Lytle PD, Lytle ISD reported the theft of a John Deere Gator. It was taken from an Athletic Dept. building sometime in the last month. Cortez Automotive reported two catalytic converters were cut off of two vehicles. If COVID-19 is not enough, now we have protesting and rioting/ looting to add to the mix. The horrible event that […]

Historically Speaking

Graduation and the old mail system


As the entire nation goes through graduation commencement ceremonies, we did too. This year is a little special since our son Nathaniel earns his high school diploma. May I mention, he is also our youngest, thus ends our commitment to mandatory school events. Or so I thought; grandchildren will eventually drag you back. By drag, I mean I’m sure I […]

P is for PTSD … Part I



Most of us have only been exposed to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through movies and television. A loud car backfire or other boom-like noise triggers flashbacks and dramatic reactions—collapse, throwing oneself under the closest heavy item for cover from remembered gunfire, violent actions, total disassociation. Makes for a good television or movie scene, but rarely is PTSD that obvious. Post-traumatic […]

Gentle giants



Last week, I saved a tiny black and white kitten from a gang of angry chickens. I was eating dinner at my parents’ house. Normally, all of their animals get along splendidly … but not that night. After finishing my meal, I peered through the kitchen window and noticed a scuffle. At first, it was difficult to make out what […]


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