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October 9, 2012  RSS feed
On Thursday afternoon, October 4th, the skies above I-45 just north of Highway 164 were blackened by smoke billowing from a truck fire. At approximately 3:00 p.m., a Union Pacific high rail truck belonging to ARI Leasing was northbound on I-45 when it caught fire, possibly from a bearing failure or brake failure.  More...

Deputies of Freestone County Sheriff’s Department arrested three men at a residence on FCR-610 on Saturday, October 6th, 2012. The men were all residents of the same trailer house. Upon knocking on the door, the odor of marijuana was apparent to Deputy Robert Willis.  More...

October: Breast cancer awareness month
Any woman who has been called back for a second mammogram can tell you the fear that grabs her gut. She can relate the absolute terror of getting that dreaded diagnosis, breast cancer. If she is fortunate, the call was only a precaution to double check a shadow or other flaw on the picture, but sometimes that is not the case.  More...
Memorial services for Wanda Yvonne Cobb, age 78, of Jewett and formerly Deanville, Texas are scheduled to take place at 1 P.M., Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the Walters Buffalo Funeral Home in Buffalo, Texas. Rev. Jason Hoffman will officiate the service.  More...
There will be a huge parking lot sale on the court house parking lot in Centerville on the second Saturday (October 13th) to raise funds for the food pantry at North Creek Baptist Church. Many people depend on the pantry for food to tide them over and your donations and the proceeds of this sale will fund the pantry for another year.  More...
Confessions of a graveyard junkie
Okay, I admit it. I’m a graveyard junkie.  While other people collect antiques, postcards and coffee mugs, I spend much of my spare time in East Texas cemeteries looking for oddball tombstones, unique inscriptions and other reminders of people who left behind more than just a nondescript piece of rock to mark their passing.  More...
The Varsity football team certainly did their part in making Homecoming 2012 an enjoyable event for the large crowd of Bison fans and BHS alumni. Friday night's decisive win over the Moody Bearcats improved the Bison's season record to 3-2 and evened their district record at 1-1.  More...
COLLEGE STATION – Practically the entire state got at least 1 inch of rain during the last week of September to Oct. 1, with many regions getting as much as 9 inches, according to the National Weather Service.  More...