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“For it is in giving that we receive.” — Francis of Assisi Children and families in need during the Thanksgiving...

Judge Bob Hurley

Atascosa County Judge’s Report


I write this column on election day, Tuesday, November 5, 2019. This morning I started reading the headline on the...

Mayor Travis Hall

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton


Greetings from the Mayor’s office: As “Merry On Main” approaches, I wanted to say thanks to the MOM committee members...

Sue Brown’s The Way I See It

A veteran’s WWII day


Going through the last boxes after my move this summer, I once again found the bin of letters my dad...

Ed Sterling

Voters to decide on proposed amendments to state constitution


The state’s 10-day early voting period ran from Oct. 21 to Nov. 1 with Election Day on Nov. 5. On...

Chief Priest

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report


Greetings from Lytle PD, Feel free to call me (830-709-0277) or email me (richard. priest@lytletx.org) with any questions you may...

Warren Domke

Aging—gracefully?


My wife, Stephanie, and I recently moved into a senior living retirement community in San Antonio. Our part of the...

Guest Columns and Opinions

Mayor’s Message – Poteet


On Halloween, the city held a Halloween costume contest at the Poteet Library. There was a good turnout, a lot...

Historically Speaking


Oral history is one of the many ways we collect historical facts. Chairman of the Atascosa County Historical Commission, Captain...

X is for Xendochy


Xendochy – (n.) an attitude of kindness to strangers X was a hard letter for me. I searched and researched...

Light and Death


Life is a vapor. We are reminded of this each holiday season by the vacant chairs that once held loved...

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