Family fun day

Jeep Swap & live music this Sunday, May 19
Everyone’s invited to come out and enjoy some live music by the Solis Brothers from 12-5pm this Sunday, May 19 at Brown Dodge-Chrysler- Jeep-Ram.
There will be a Jeep Swap Meet going on, with door prizes, and Food Trucks will also be on site, as well as vendors. See ad for more details.

Lytle approves putting gas utility up for sale, Castroville votes NO

Mayor Ruben Gonzalez looks forward another term

LYTLE
In Lytle, the biggest contested issue on the election ballot was a proposal to put the city’s natural gas distribution utility up for sale owing largely to the preference for electricity in the city’s latest subdivision development. That proposal was approved by voters 142 to 47.
“I want to thank our community for supporting our efforts to sell our gas system to be able to operate more efficiently,” Mayor Ruben Gonzalez said.
City Administrator Zachary Meadows said the vote give the city the opportunity to “explore options that we did have before.”
“We’re obviously happy to more forward and start the process on biding the…

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Devine

April 20
11:15AM – Complainant called 911 stating she was assaulted on Devine Dr. Complainant left location before arrival and shut phone off.
April 22
9:27AM – Complainant on Robin Ave stated suspicious males in yard with possible bolt cutter. All okay, officer made location and wife had made arrangements for tree trimming and lawn care.

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District 28-3A Track & Field Schedule of Events for April 3 in Natalia

Elias Deluna,, Gatling Gun, Jacques Gonzales, Oscar Mendez

Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer
Lytle and Natalia put their best foot forward Wednesday, April 3 as the District 28-3A Track and Field Meet commences at Natalia High School as the Mustangs host this year’s major event.
The top four from each event advances to Area next week to compete against other top four finishers from District 27-3A for the chance to advance to Regional later in April.

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Devine VFW honorsTeachers of the Year!

Congratulations to a job well done by Mrs. Carly Parson (above) who is a Kinder teacher at Devine ISD, and to Mrs. Julie Oropez (left) who is an English teacher at Devine High School and also a coach in Devine.
Both teachers are noted for inspiring students and athletes day after day with their dedication and encouragement.
Teachers and coaches do such an important job. Thanks to all for what you do.

7th Colts basketball results

#1 Jordan Beaver with free throw to tie game late in the 4th quarter.

Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer
The 7th grade Colts traveled to Uvalde Monday afternoon to take on the Coyotes. Devine played two competitive games but came out on the short end of each contest.
A-Team
The A-Team lost a gut-wrencher 17-15 as both offenses struggled to get favorable runs going throughout the game. Devine hit a three-pointer as their only points in the first quarter then managed a single free throw in the second frame.
The Colts scored 7 points in the third before finishing the game with three made free throws in the fourth…

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Inflation may slam brakes on Devine water improvement project

By Anton Riecher
Inflation has driven costs skyward to the point that Devine’s $9.9 million water distribution improvement project is now strapped for funds to complete anything beyond the first of three proposed phases, city engineer Raul Garcia Jr. reported to the city council.
“The amount of money budgeted back in 2016-2017 is just not going to get you very far post-COVID,” Garcia said.
He told council members during a Nov. 21 meeting that the cost to complete all three phases has ballooned to…

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