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June 29, 2010  RSS feed
Area high school rodeo athletes did an outstanding job at the Texas State High School Rodeo Finals in Abilene last week. Leon County -- and Buffalo High School in particular -- were well represented as the best cowboys and cowgirls in the state went head-to-head in their best events.  More...
Oakwood turns out

Oakwood's Dunbar Alumni Reunion started off this weekend with a parade beginning at the Oakwood school on Holly Street and ending at the Dunbar school across town on Academy Hill. This was no rinky-dink, wanna-be parade. This was a genuine, honest to goodness parade. Adults and children alike lined the streets to watch this exciting moment in Oakwood history.   More...

With its distinctive black-speckled breasts and under-wings, the crow-sized peregrine falcon is seemingly fragile, but the raptor is in fact among the fiercest and swiftest of avian predators—one capable of plummeting up to 200 miles an hour to snatch feathered prey from the sky.   More...
Funeral services for Benton Speer, age 83, husband, father and grandfather (PawPaw), of rural Marquez were held at 11:00 A.M. Friday in the Walters Funeral Home Chapel in Centerville. Gene Darby officiated and interment followed in the Clear Creek Cemetery.   More...
One day last week a young man came into the coffee shop and ordered a latte. Probably in his late twenties and obviously not from around here, he seemed relieved to have found a bookstore. He took his coffee and sat silently by the window. He was quiet, but not creepy. I felt comfortable having him camp out at the corner table.   More...
Texas crop, weather
COLLEGE STATION -- From one end of the state to the other, conditions ranged from way too much rain, to just about right, to dry and drier. But everywhere it was hot to hotter, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel.   More...