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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 […]

Poteet council hears complaints against Mayor Denise Sanchez



During the Poteet City Council Meeting on July 6, Mayor Pro Tem and council member place 1 Nicholas Sanchez read out loud the hostile work environment complaints made by employees filed against newly elected Mayor Denise Sanchez.  The discussion was prompted by the “New Business” agenda item under part G proposed by N. Sanchez. Mayor Sanchez brought up that the […]

‘Signed, sealed, delivered’

County Judge, Commissioners sign Big Ross petition


Monday morning marked another huge victory and milestone in the “Big Ross” supporters’ goal to save the historic oak tree. Irma Sanchez turned in over 1,500 signatures to Commissioners Court who, in turn, each signed the petition asking TxDOT to “leave it alone.” The oak tree, dubbed “Big Ross,” sits at the intersection of FM 2504 and 476 in Rossville. […]

Pleasanton, Poteet councils to hold meetings Thursday



Two important city council meetings will take place this coming Thursday, July 15. Citizens are encouraged to attend the following meetings in person where they can address their city council and mayor with any questions, issues or requests. Citizens may do this during the Public Comments or Citizens Comments portion held at the beginning of each meeting. Poteet City Council […]

Poteet council elects Cantu to vacant seat, votes to terminate legal counsel



The Poteet City Council elected a new council member at their July 6 meeting. Candace Cantu, a former Poteet council member, was sworn in at 6:51 p.m. to fill in the vacant Place 2 seat. Four candidates in total applied for the seat. The other candidates were Chief Henry Dominguez, Melinda J. Orta and Candace Perez. Orta was unable to […]

Keeping Pleasanton cool



Pleasanton’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is currently holding a box fan drive and is accepting donations to give to those in need of cooling off during this hot summer. The drive is primarily for residents in the Pleasanton area. Those who would like to donate box fans may do so in one of three designated locations: the Pleasanton Fire […]


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