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August 11, 2015  RSS feed
AUSTIN, TEXAS— Texans for Saving Our Hunting Heritage has joined with The Texas Wildlife Association, the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, the Boone & Crockett Club, QualityDeerManagement Association, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Borderlands Research Institute, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas State Rifle Association and Texas Wildlife and Fisheries Mana  More...

The Leon County Commissioners Court proposed a tax rate for 2015-2016 of .41777, the same as it has been for eleven years. Judge Byron Ryder said this rate will mean there would be a shortfall of approximately $28,000 for this year’s budget. But Commissioner Joey Sullivan explained that, if the county is short of cash, funds may be withdrawn from Certificates of Deposit.  More...

Don't think that only the football boys have to work out in the August heat. BHS band director Jeff Villarreal has his group of musicians marking in the scorching heat, preparing for the first home game on Au- gust 28th. The Flag Brigade participates as well. When Villarreal heard some complaints he said "Right now in Bagdad, school bands are marching in 140 degree weather.  More...
Funeral services for Betty Williams, age 79, were held on Monday, August 10, 2015, at 10:00a.m. at Ephesus Baptist Church near Jewett. Rev. Ray Payne officiated. Interment followed the services at Stephens- Williams Cemetery near Flo.  Visitation was held on Sunday with the family present from 5:00p.m. until 7:00p.m. at Ricks- Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett.  More...
I cannot honestly tell you that attending a “real” opera has ever been on my bucket list. Probably the closest I have ever been was to the “Grand Ole Opery” in Nashville. But before our trip Paul and I looked for something to do while in Santa Fe besides shopping.  More...
The Bison are looking forward to a good season and Coach Gary Grubbs expects the Franklin Lions to be the team to beat for the District Championship. The Lions are ranked in the top 10 of the pre season State Polls. Several Bi- son All-District players are returning and with 15 returning lettermen from last year's team the Bison are expected to contend for a playoff position.  More...
COLLEGE STATION – Cotton in the Texas South Plains and Rolling Plains typically remained two to four weeks behind in development, but current weather patterns are helping, said cotton agronomists.  “You can almost hear the cotton growing out there, it’s looking so good,” said Mark Kelley, Texas A&M AgriLife Ex- tension Service agronomist, Lubbock.  More...