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January 19, 2016  RSS feed
The Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the appointment of Charlie Price to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board. The Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 authorized the 100-member board.  More...

The Buffalo Independent School District has been the victim of theft recently when an unidentified male stole gasoline from the school’s bus barn. There is a video clip available at www.bisonbeat.net clearly showing the thief while he is in the maintenance barn. He is obviously a young man, possibly a teenager, who is wearing a hood. More...

The Leon County Master Gardeners held its regular meeting on Friday, January 15, 2016 and discussed several projects for the upcoming year. This energetic group produced a beautiful embroidered quilt and a cookbook last year to help raise funds for the scholarships handed out in May.  More...
John Matthew Davis died in his home on January 10, 2016 at the age of 78. John and his wife, Sue, were residents of the Flo Community in Leon County, Texas for twenty-one years. John was the only child born to Matt and Pinkie (Thorpe) Davis. He was born on August 13, 1937 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  More...
The Mid-East Texas Groundwater Conservation District will be conducting a Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM and will be located in Madisonville at the Madison County Courthouse, First Floor Courtroom. This meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend.  More...
Last week my mother in-law passed away at the age of 94 years and 4 days. Paul and I were not with her when she died on Tuesday but had visited her on her birthday the Saturday before. Her name was Frances and that is what I called her. She grew up during the Great Depression and married early.  More...
There are 2 teams in girls 3 AAA basketball that are undefeated this year and the Lady Bison are one of those with a sparkling 18-0 season mark and a 7-0 record in 21 3 AAA. The Lady Bison rolled over New Waverly 90-64 on January 12th and Trinity 68-30 on January 15th. Against New Waverly the Lady Bison jumped to a 14-2 lead early and led 23-17 after the 1st quarter.  More...
WACO – From traditional livestock auctions to online sources, cattle producers have a variety of options to choose from when marketing cattle, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist.  More...