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Whether you like Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, or not, he is...

Judge Bob Hurley

Atascosa County Judge’s Report


I have started a “Hero Businesses of Atascosa County” list. This is to be a list of businesses that put...

Mayor Travis Hall

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton


Greetings from the Mayor’s office: Do you believe the numbers? Do you trust the numbers? The numbers I’m referring to...

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

Department of Defense sends teams to assist hospitals in COVID-19 crisis


COVID-19 turned aggressive to the point last week that the Department of Defense activated U.S. Army and U.S. Navy medical...

Paul Michael Jones

Leaping electricity


When we were kids, my brothers and I would wield electricity like mad magicians. Our wizardry was best wrung from...

Chief Priest

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report


Greetings from Lytle PD, Another slow week. It was hot, but at least we had a little rain. Officers handled...

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

Historically Speaking


Hello, Atascosa County! Last week I left you with part 1 of a brief narrative of two important local citizens....

Mayor’s Message – Poteet


This is going to be a busy month, August, for the Poteet City Council. Aside from our regularly scheduled monthly...

Letter to the Editor


Just a reminder to the public what all your volunteer firefighters do. Their mission is to save lives, protect property...

A day without police


Have you ever stopped to think about why we really have cops in a free society? The concept is not...

Letter to the Editor


Purple Heart A few years back, there was a big manhunt for an armed jail escapee who was holed up...

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