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January 1, 2013  RSS feed
Another year has come and gone, and the following is a review of the year's news items taken from the headlines of The Buffalo Press. Like all years, there was good news and bad in 2012, and some issues seemed to crop up repeatedly in our headlines. More...

Seventeen tornadoes occurred in North Texas, during one afternoon in April 2012. Over 5 million people were under a tornado warning at some point on April 3rd. There were no fatalities and very few injuries. Trained weather spotters were one of the reasons that effective warnings were given to those in the paths of the dangerous storms. The 2013 severe weather season is fast approaching. More...

Services were held at Walters Funeral Home for Jim Pearl Norris Bell on Sunday, December 23 at 2 P.M.  More...
BOB BOWMAN’S EAST TEXAS
Some things we’ve learned by roaming around East Texas.  The log gym:  In the 1940s, Newton had a gymnasium made of logs--probably the last such structure of its kind in East Texas. Those who remember the gym say it was cold during the winters and hot as blazes during the summers.  More...
The Buffalo Bison hosted the Buffalo Christmas Classic basketball tournament last weekend. The final results were not available when the Buffalo Press went to print on Saturday, but we will report the tournament results in next week's edition.  More...
AUSTIN –– The Texas average rig count as of December 2012 was 847, representing about 49 percent of all active land rigs in the United States. In the last 12 months, total Texas reported production was 510 million barrels of oil and 7.2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. More...
AMARILLO – There’s nothing like a couple years of drought to help determine the advances being made in drought-tolerant corn. And Dr. Qingwu Xue, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist, says there are some significant differences starting to show up.  More...