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August 7, 2012  RSS feed
Leon County's Commissioners Court held a special called meeting on Wednesday, August 1, with taxes dominating the agenda of official business. Tax Assessor Robin Shafer's certified appraisal roll was delivered to the court and unanimously accepted into the process of budget. Shafer and Assistant Clerk Pat Goolsby next certified a collection rate for the current year.  More...

Almost fifteen years ago Paul and I left our real jobs, sold our house and cars, gave our furniture to anyone who would take it and bought a motorhome. For more than three years we were full time RVers and, after buying our place in Leon County, continued to “find America” for several more years, but could no longer claim to be “fulltimers”.  More...

Did you know: 63% of all boys (age 11-20) who commit murder, kill the man who was abusing their mother. Did you know: Researchers have linked exposure to chronic abuse and violence with lower IQ scores, poorer language skills and problems with attention and memory.  More...
Dr. B. F. “Bernie” Baur was born Oct. 5, 1919, in St. Louis, Missouri to Gottlob C. and Nellie Caroline Schuetze Baur. He graduated from high school in Carlinville, Illinois and moved to San Antonio, where he enlisted in 1942, serving 4 years in the Army Air Corps.  More...
Front row: Dottie Thomas - Associate Conductress, Tabatha Ezell-Doss - Conductress, Susan Helmcamp - Organist, Martha Jones - Worthy Matron, Ken Jones - Worthy Patron, Sue Pittman - Associate Matron, More...
Death superstitions
Few things have changed as much as dying.  In early East Texas, the death of a family member or friend was a serious event surrounded by traditional rituals, a lengthy period of mourning and widespread respect for the deceased.  Death was also accompanied by a variety of superstitions, some of which are still respected in the homes of our grandparents.  More...
Every year the Six Man Association holds All Star East Texas vs West Texas boys’ and girls’ basketball games. Each district from both sides chose one senior to represent and a coach and assistant coach is chosen from the collective districts. This year, all three of the girls' positions were offered to Oakwood.  More...
COLLEGE STATION – In 2011, Midwestern producers were shipping hay to Texas as the state faced unprecedented drought and forage shortages, but don’t count on East Texas to return the favor this year as the Midwest undergoes its own drought, said a Texas AgriLife Exten- sion Service expert.  More...