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The Queen returns


Cindy Donaho, Myra Krause, Joye Stanush, Suzy Shearrer, Sue Brown, Cindy Arguijo, Lovetta Arguijo, Melissa and Mary Ellen Heinen, Pat...

Rebecca Pesqueda

Ahh … summer


As Olaf from Disney’s “Frozen” so happily sings, “When life gets rough, I like to hold on to my dream...

Judge Bob Hurley

Atascosa County Judge’s Report


I would like to use this column to periodically revisit some of the county improvements I have led the efforts...

Mayor Travis Hall

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton


I t is budget season. For the next couple of months you will be seeing items pertaining to the next...

Ed Sterling

Abbott vows to expand border ‘barrier’


Gov. Greg Abbott vowed last week at a border security summit to build a barrier to slow the flow of...

Paul Michael Jones

The naked truth


I ’ve finally decided to tell my side of the story. Names will be named. People will be outed. Just...

Chief Priest

Chief Priest’s Report – Lytle


The first week of June was on the slow side. Maybe everybody is out of town. We handled 51 calls...

Guest Columns and Opinions

Ahh … summer


As Olaf from Disney’s “Frozen” so happily sings, “When life gets rough, I like to hold on to my dream...

The story of ‘Big Ross’


Howdy, Atascosa County! I hope everyone is well and enjoying the summer of 2021. I for one have been traveling...

Woo Woo and finding your creative self


Many of you know I went out of state to a writers conference a week or two ago. One of...

Proposed estate tax law changes hit farms hard


The Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M ran the numbers. What it found was that two proposals in...

Crisis intervention


In this week’s column, I would like to discuss crisis interventions as it relates to substance abuse. I find this...

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