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According to the Bloomberg report: Mark Zuckerberg just became $7.2 billion poorer after a flurry of companies pulled advertising from...

Judge Bob Hurley

Atascosa County Judge’s Report


The main function of a County Government is to house, fund and facilitate the “Justice System” in that county. That...

Mayor Travis Hall

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton


Greetings from the Mayor’s office: I hope this column finds you and your family in good health and COVID-19 free....

Sue Brown’s The Way I See It

The Way I Saw It


A fter enjoying almost 17 years of writing my weekly thoughts, promoting our communities, praising folks, honoring people, poking fun...

Ed Sterling

Governor, education commissioner say schools will open in fall


While COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, case counts, hospitalizations and deaths increased last week, more and more Texans ventured out of...

Paul Michael Jones

Mediator in the middle


Heavy is the head who wears the mediator’s crown. I’ve always felt like the monkey in the middle. In any...

Chief Priest

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report


Greetings from Lytle PD, Slow times at Lytle PD … only 42 calls for police service this past week. It...

Warren Domke

Goals for life


One of the most important principles in military strategy is to have an objective. Those who study military history and...

Guest Columns and Opinions

ACSO: It’s the Law


A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a SCAM and I mentioned that I would be back to talk...

Mayor’s Message – Poteet


Today is July 1, 2020. Half of 2020 is behind us. The first part of the year has been a...

Primary Runoff Election Information


Early voting has begun for the July 14 Primary Runoff Election. There are two questions I have been asked over...

Historically Speaking


Hello, Atascosa County! I hope this writing finds you well. As the celebration of Independence Day, or July the 4th,...

Q is for the Quality of Life


Some mornings, I crawl out of bed mad at the world. I snap at my husband. Snarl at the dog....

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