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July 12, 2011  RSS feed
A controversy has arisen regarding the 880-lb, 13+ foot long alligator recently killed here in Leon County. Believed to be one of the biggest gators ever found in America, the river monster was bagged by Dallas attorney Levi G. McCathern II, who got the itch to hunt gators from the popular television show “Swamp People”.  More...

Whitney T. Smith, District Attorney, met with the Leon County Grand Jury members June 28, 2011 and presented eleven cases of crimes alleged to have occurred in Leon County, for their review. An indictment (true bill) was returned on all eleven cases. More...

The “dog days” of summer have hit Leon County a little early this year. Although we frequently see 100 degree days in July, it’s usually August before there are days in a row and even weeks above the century mark.  More...
Funeral services for Mr. Floyd Adams, Jr., age 82, of Centerville were held at 10 AM, Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at the Walters Funeral Home Chapel in Centerville. Rev. Mike Midkiff officiated and burial followed in the Concord Cemetery west of Centerville.  More...
The Vietnam Veterans Of America Chapter 991, will meet for their regular scheduled monthlymeeting,Tuesday evening July 12th 2011 at the Disabled American Veterans Hall located at 927 Gardner Drive Palestine,TX. That location is just outside loop 256 north on Hwy 155 going toward Tyler,1/2 mile .The DAV Hall sets just behind Matterns Tire Co. More...
For the next remaining two weeks we will be reprinting this four part story with a surprise sequel afterwards. I hope you enjoy it. Also, I would like to make it clear that Wayne Stark is NOT Mr. Macho. Mr. Macho was long ago and far away. First jump Part Three  More...
One of the community’s longest-standing annual events, the Outlaw Basketball Tournament, took place this past weekend at the BJHS gym. Organized in 1993 by then-BHS-coach Hugh Piatt and Larry Tatum, who is unquestionably one of Buffalo’s biggest basketball fans, the tournament used to be held twice each year and has evolved into one three-day event each summer.  More...
As drought continues, some irrigators have to make hard choices
COLLEGE STATION — Much of Texas received rain in the last week. Most got only a trace, but from 2 to 4 inches or more fell in isolated areas, according to the National Weather Service. More...