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January 24, 2012  RSS feed
Leon County is building quite a reputation for producing winning riders and horses, and Oakwood's Cydney Kessler has just added another honor to that growing list. The 17-year-old competes in the NCHA (National Cutting Horse Association) and just won the title of 2011 Rookie of the Year for the $50,000 Amateur.  More...

The Buffalo City Council passed a unanimous resolution to proceed with the process to annex the land on IH-45 and bring city services to the area.  More...

NOW Everyone knows that  OPENsportsOPENare big in Texas, but a news item this week reminds the primaryAugustus14ththat focus of school should really be...  2011of14th  (drum2011 roll, please)... Education. shooting  More...
Funeral services for James Wesley Boykin, age 85, of Centerville were held at 2 PM, Friday, January 20, 2012 at the North Creek Baptist Church in northeastern Leon County. Rev. Jim Grable officiated and interment was in the North Creek Cemetery. Walters Funeral Home in Centerville was in charge of all arrangements.  More...
Winners of the Big Belly Dumpster Art Contest; Left to right, Sarah Burchfield, age 13, Ethan Patterson, age 9, Omar Almeda, age 8 and Courtney Dudley, age 16. More...
Rusk’s Capitol Role
A LOOK AT HISTORIC PLACES, PEOPLE AND EVENTS   Over one hundred and thirty years ago Texans celebrated the completion of the Texas Capitol in Austin.  But, as in past observances, there was little acknowledgment of the role that East Texas, especially the town of Rusk, played in the capitol’s completion.  More...
The Lady Bison continued to look strong as they added district win #8 at home on Tuesday against the Eustace Lady Bulldogs and #9 on the road at Blooming Grove.  More...
More rain lessened drought but fell far short in ending it
COLLEGE STATION – Winter rain accumulations varied across the state, from as much as 5 inches in some East Texas counties to 1 inch to 3 inches in Central and North Texas, according to reports from Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel.  More...