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Two year commitment. Lifelong impact. Serving as an elected local official is most likely the most demanding but rewarding position...

Judge Bob Hurley

Atascosa County Judge’s Report


If you did not read last week’s column, I am working on an idea to develop a drive-thru regional vaccination...

Mayor Travis Hall

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton


Greetings from the Mayor’s office: I have had a lot of positive comments about the sidewalks going in on Bensdale...

Ed Sterling

Observers welcome quiet opening to Legislature


The Texas Legislature opened quietly, which delighted everyone after the violence inside the U.S. Capitol the previous week. At the...

Paul Michael Jones

Sudden loss and sincere friendship


Years ago, my younger brother and I flew to Canada to visit our grandparents. We both knew that our grandpa’s...

Chief Priest

Chief Priest’s Report – Lytle


It’s no surprise that it has been a little slow; people are less active when it’s cold. This even includes...

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

Be intuitive, save the Verdi oak trees


Recently, I’ve become very in touch with my spiritual side and more intuitive to the things around me. It doesn’t...

Mayor’s Message – Poteet


It is that time again. As per the Elections Division of the Office of the Texas Secretary of State, May...

Historically Speaking


Hello, Atascosa County! I hope everyone’s 2021 is satisfactory. As the days go by, I notice that the Valentine’s Day...

Creating an abundant life


COVID, COVID, COVID … seems like that’s all anyone ever talks about— besides politics and I’m not going there. For...

A tale as old as time


I am a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Disney-obsessed fanatic, especially with the Disney Princesses. Their stories hold many underlying meanings and deeper truths...

Visiting state history, the Poteet hospital and the great ‘Taco Dilemma’


Hello, Atascosa County! After a decent turnout, I am happy to report that the Pleasanton Express has received their Texas...

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