Opinions

Mayor’s Message



Greetings from the Mayor’s Office: This is my most favorite time of the year. Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching, followed by Christmas and on to the New Year celebration. I look forward to these family get-togethers and being thankful we live in a country where we can celebrate freely, and Linda and I are mighty grateful for that opportunity. Sometimes, I […]

Vote FOR Tier Two



Well, the first week of early voting was a bit tumultuous, but we are happy to report that things are going much better this second and final week of early voting. The message explaining the difference between Tier 1 and Tier 2 is slowly but surely filtering throughout the county thanks to all who have helped us get the word […]

Your newspaper—how it came to be



Sometime around 1950 I first saw a full-size newspaper printing press. Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry had—probably still has—a rotary letterpress unit about the size of a multi-story house on display- -formerly it was used by the Chicago Tribune. I didn’t really know much about newspaper printing until I became a newspaper carrier in the 1950s. The Montrose Daily […]

Halloween Remembrances

The Way I See It

Happy Halloween! As an adult with adult kids now, the holiday doesn’t mean the same anymore. I know when I was a kid I loved Halloween almost as much as Christmas. We lived in the country so we didn’t go door to door to trick-or-treat. But, what we did was almost better. We visited family and friends who always had […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report



Hello all, 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 With Halloween this Wednesday, we plan on converting Blume Dr. to a one way, blocking off thru traffic on N. Prairie St. (Laredo St. to FM 2790 N) […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



First, to that “anonymous” person that called the Secretary of State claiming I said in my previous column I planned to violate the election code, I fully understand the Texas Election Code Sections 61.001 and 61.003. I will be in full compliance with the law. In fact, since I am under attack I will exceed full compliance. I will take […]

Mayor’s Message



Greetings from the Mayor’s Office: This week, talks continue with AT&T in an attempt to expand communications infrastructure to improve wireless services within our city. Back in July, we started meetings with AT&T reps to express our concerns and they have been very receptive and have already started to work on needed improvements. The AT&T COW (cellular on wheels) is […]

Voting, a privilege and a duty



A s this is published we are beginning early voting in Texas for the November 6 General Election. I expect I’ll have already voted by this time. Many of us will take advantage of early voting and many others will wait until election day to cast their ballots. I’ve been interested in elections ever since I first began to understand […]

Celebrate Free Speech Week

The Way I See It

Free Speech Week began this past Monday. It began in 2005 to commemorate freedom of speech and of the press as written in the First Amendment in our US Constitution Bill of Rights. Just in case you need reminding … “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report



Hello all, The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, you can find it at www.lytletx.org/police. Not a great deal of activity to report this week. The call volume was down to 38, and only 15 traffic stops were conducted. Those stops resulted in 12 citations and three warnings. If all goes well, we will have three new […]


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