During the early morning hours of Friday, March 3, officers responded to a fire at Willy’s Auto Value on Main St. Upon arrival the building was fully engulfed. The main building was a total loss. Thanks to the arduous work of the Lytle Vol. Fire Department, Bexar Co. E.S.D. #5 Fire Dept., the Natalia Vol. Fire Dept., and the Devine Vol. Fire & Rescue Dept. the adjoining business, Lytle Tire Shop, was saved from damage as was the nearby Pecan Grove Apartments. The firefighters did an outstanding job while faced with a large commercial building fire and wind gusts fueling the flames. Also assisting was the Lytle Public Works, CPS Energy, and the Bexar Co. Fire Marshal’s Office. We appreciate the help of our neighbors during this critical event. Fortunately, there were no injuries.
Music…. Yes, we are closing in on the 1st Annual Lytle Music Festival, March 24th and 25th are the dates you don’t want to miss. Some highlights are …. free admission, food trucks, vendors, and music. Set your sights on John Lott Park for a weekend to remember. Reach out to the city hall and the Chamber of Commerce for more information.
It’s Lytle Animal Control Indoor Yard Sale time! It will be this Saturday, March 11 at the Lytle Community Center (19031 Priest Blvd.). The event will run from 8 AM – 1 PM. Don’t buy into the lies that say you already have too much “stuff.” This is America, you can have as much “stuff” as you want, if that wasn’t the case you wouldn’t see these huge storage facilities being built everywhere. This event is for a worthy cause, and they always have some good things at reasonable prices.
We are currently accepting applications for two full-time Peace Officer positions. These are openings created by the retirement of Capt. Frank Reyes and Lt. Matthew Dear being appointed as the City Administrator. Applicants must already possess an active Texas Peace Officer License (already completed a police academy). The pay and benefits are good, and shift work isn’t that great (just being honest) but the Chief of Police is a groovy dude and usually only yells while singing along to 80s music.
The boys’ basketball team is headed to the state tournament, and they will play in the Alamo Dome on Thursday. What an impressive accomplishment. Our community is revved up!
I have my own basketball story to tell (or retell) as well (because I like talking about myself), it was 1984. I was in 8th grade at Allen Academy in Bryan (our campus is now a Federal Women’s Prison). Our team only had six players and I wasn’t a starter. We drove out in the country one day and played a little country school in Snook. They beat us 112 to 14, I think. Looking back now, they had a solid program with six consecutive 1A state championships from 1978-1984. That was the end of my athletic career.