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August 2, 2011  RSS feed
On Thursday morning, two miles east of Centerville, two people lost their lives in a head-on crash on Highway 7. Department of Public Safety officials say 20 year old Christopher Michael Hicks of Anderson County was driving a Chevrolet SUV around a curve and drifted into the path of an 18-wheeler.  More...

Friday, July 29 the Texas’ Education Commissioner announced the results of accountability rating for more than 8,500 public schools across Texas, including Leon County schools. Schools and districts rated worse under the state’s accountability system this time around.  More...

Recently, Leona, Texas, native Leslee Oden, a lobbyist for the National Turkey Federation (NTF), met with Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio as part of NTF’s Twelfth Annual National Leadership Conference in Washington, DC.  More...
Mabel Donner, 95, of Buffalo, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 in Fairfield. Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Great Bend, KS with Pastor Kevin Franklin of First Bible Baptist Church officiating. Visitation was on Thursday, July 28, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Capps Memorial Chapel in Fairfield.  More...
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church will celebrate its 54th Homecoming on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. The New Jerusalem Baptist Church of Dickinson, Texas will be our special guest. Pastor Roderick Cunningham will bring the message. For more information you can call the church at 903-322-5114 or Janice at 903-322-5372. More...
This week’s topic is Zoonotic Diseases. These are diseases that can be passed from pets to humans. Parasitic diseases are among the most frequently occurring zoonotic diseases in pets, and they are the most likely to infect people. The most common intestinal parasites in dogs and cats is the roundworm. This parasite poses a strong threat to children.  More...
Leon High School's Caleb Eagans is earning a name for himself at the basketball camp which he attends each year at College Station. Eagans was tagged "Mr. Hustle" at this year's Mark Turgeon Texas A&M Basketball Camp -- quite an honor among 85 high school participants from schools up to 5A in size. The fact that Eagans has just turned 15 makes the recognition even more impressive.  More...
COLLEGE STATION – The Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation recently named Tommy Neyland of Centerville, TX to its 41-member board of trustees.  More...
Some pockets of dryland crops survive the drought
COLLEGE STATION – Though most dryland crops have failed due to the drought, there were scattered pockets of production, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert.  More...