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Letter delivered months after patient passes away



Imagine finding an undelivered, handwritten letter amongst your loved one’s possessions after they’ve passed away. Such is the case of Maureen Stinson who passed away on January 31, 2021. Her daughter, Melissa Zeinert, was going through her personal items when she came across the last letter her mother ever wrote addressed to a man named Luis. Melissa, who lives in […]

Pleasanton City Manager suspended without pay



Pleasanton City Manager Johnny Huizar has been suspended for 21 days and put on probation for six months following an executive session during the July 15 Pleasanton City Council meeting. This was the fourth executive session council has held regarding a complaint filed against Huizar. Previous executive sessions regarding the complaint were held during a special called meeting on May […]

Cowboy Homecoming Queen returns



Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is proud to introduce the seven Cowboy Homecoming Queen candidates that will be campaigning for the next four weeks that began July 16. Ally Sherley, Linda Sanchez, Raylin Castillo, Cheyenne Garza, Erin Light, Autumn Guerra, and Angel Turley are the seven girls who are in the 2021 Cowboy Homecoming Court who will have the opportunity to […]

Wants vs. Needs: Charlotte AD requests new uniforms, raises concerns on sports facilities



Charlotte ISD Athletic Director Shawn Vowell came with a long list of wants and needs to the board of trustees’ budget workshop on July 14. He spoke for 20 minutes providing photos of sports facilities that needed some attention in addition to requesting near $26,000 in budget increases for football, boys basketball and softball uniforms and weight equipment. Vowell’s first […]

Out and About

Poteet Leo Club Kickoff meeting on Wednesday, July 21. Poteet Lions Club, 7:15 p.m. Countywide youth ages 12-18 are invited. Nerf Wars on July 22 Part of the Pleasanton Parks & Recreation Summer 2021 Activity Program. 10 a.m.-12 noon at Pleasanton Riverpark. Bring your Nerf Gun and bullets, eye goggles and water bottle. Bags & Bling Bingo To benefit Safer […]

Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic – Dr. Darren Silvester and Dr. Greg Larsen



Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic is a local podiatry practice that has been serving this community for approximately 23 years. This clinic houses two podiatry medical specialists, Dr. Darren Silvester and Dr. Greg Larsen. Dr. Silvester completed his podiatry training at California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco and surgical residency in Corona, California. He has been practicing […]

Pleasanton council addresses issues, suspends city manager

Pleasanton Mayor Clint Powell and council members, meeting on July 15, worked through a lengthy agenda before adjourning into executive session to discuss a complaint against City Manager Johnny Huizar. After reconvening, the council voted to suspend the city manager for 21 days, without pay (July 16-Aug. 5) and be placed on a 6-month probationary period. David Alviso was named […]

Poteet votes to keep Judge Gamez



The City of Poteet council meeting on July 6 had 15 agenda items. The Pleasanton Express reported the termination of Davidson Troilo Ream Garza PC, the appointment of a new Place 2 council member, hostile work environments filed against Mayor Denise Sanchez and the vacated City Administrator position in the July 14 issue. In an early agenda item, the city […]

Poteet City Council meeting canceled


The Poteet City Council had to call off their special called meeting Thursday evening at City Hall.  The council needed four members to constitute the quorum but were one member shy and had to adjourn the meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Nicholas Sanchez and Place 3 Councilmember Rick T. Flores didn’t make the meeting due to undisclosed reasons.  Mayor Denise Sanchez […]

Suspect arrested in DUI chase


Around 9 a.m. Thursday morning, a police chase occurred just south of Poteet on Highway 16.  The vehicle was pulled over after driving on the wrong side of the highway. After being pulled over and identified, the suspect fled and the chase began and continued through Jourdanton, Charlotte and into Frio County.  The suspect was eventually caught after running over […]


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