Rebecca Saathoff Monroe continues to serve in new roles

Rebecca and Danny at Rebecca’s Promotion to Major at the Alamo. Photography by Erika Michelle Photography (On Instagram @erikamichelle_photography)

As told by Major Rebecca Saathoff Monroe
Rebecca Saathoff Monroe is a 2010 graduate of Devine High School. Growing up, her father, Maj (ret.) Gary Saathoff, served as a C-5 pilot in the Air Force Reserves. In addition, Rebecca’s family has a long history of military service, with generations of service members in her ancestry, to include both her grandfathers, Arthur Ehlinger and Hugo Saathoff. It instilled in her a deep appreciation for service, and the military. After graduating from Texas State University in 2013 and the University of Texas School of Law in 2016, Rebecca earned her law license and joined the…


Ease Stress, Anxiety, & Depression with a Vitamin

Stress, anxiety, and depression appear to be epidemic in our modern culture. Recent studies reveal that nearly 1 in 4 Americans are currently taking prescription mental health medication. Reasons for this increased societal anxiety may be difficult to determine. Many blame demonic social media, poor nutrition, and pathetic sleep habits. Some believe the lowered stigma regarding mental health issues may play a role. Include with…


A November Story – The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

My wife and I have three intrepid children, grown now, one son and two daughters. Between school and jobs and the adventures of youth, they have traveled this country and the world. From Haiti to Sri Lanka, Scotland to Spain, Mongolia to Alaska and the nether regions of the far north, they have seen the world.
Currently, our youngest daughter, the artist…


Health Unit NewsDiabetes, Take Control and Improve Your Life

Many times warning signs and symptoms of diabetes go unnoticed because they can be mild. Some common symptoms of diabetes are frequent urination, feeling thirsty, feeling hungry even though you are eating, extreme fatigue, blurry vision, and slow healing cuts or bruises. More frequently, tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands and/or feet can occur…


Happy Feet

Well we went from nice and toasty to freezing cold pretty quickly this weekend didn’t we? I must be getting older, cause I’m talking about the weather like Jerry Beck. But I am not too old yet, because I do not record the amount of rainfall. I’m still one of those young irresponsible children who have to call someone older and wiser to ask how much rain we got. When I start keeping up with that, that’s how I’ll really know I’m old. No offense to any of you rain documenters.

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Homecoming Parade coming up

Another slow week at Lytle P.D., officers handled 51 calls for service and conducted 37 traffic stops. Those stops resulted in 16 citations and 21 warnings.
Officers made three arrests last week: #1 – Officers responded to H.E.B. Plus for a report of a shoplifter. The female suspect had unpaid merchandise in her purse. The merchandise was a Chocolate Pecan Pie for $2.98, a package of Ground Beef (93%) valued at $6.19, and 2 packages of Prime NY strip steaks (valued at $35.50 and $32.94) with a total value of $77.61.

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Visiting the Local Judge’s Office

I remember the time I went by our local JP office to visit and when I arrived the judge was in despair because the computer with all their records had crashed. I asked the judge if I could look at it so I took it apart and found the problem and got it working; somewhat. The judge was excited and wanted me to backup all the files we could because their backup had failed. That event reminded me of something in the Bible. There are books of records in heaven and everything we have ever done is recorded there, (Revelation 20:12-15). The judge said, “Let’s look at your records” and we typed in my name. To my surprise it went back years and yes, there were some offenses, (minor traffic) but the fines had been paid or taken care of. That reminded me of my life before I accepted Christ and there were numerous sins in my life that had not been dealt with or forgiven but when I accepted Christ, I acknowledged or confessed them and asked Christ to forgive them, (1 John 1:8-10, 2:12, Romans 4:7). As the judge looked at the more recent years there were no offenses. The judge said, “You are in good standing with this court and you are free to come and go as you please” (Galatians 5:1, 8:1). Where or how do we really stand before God? See you in Church next Sunday. Brother J