February: Love your local Library Month

February is Love your Library Month at the Buffalo Public Library, so come out and celebrate with your public library. “Love Your Library Month” is a month-ling celebration of public, school, and private libraries of all types. This is a time for everyone to recognize the important role that libraries play in the cultural and economic success of local communities […]


The Valentine’s Day banquet is the buzz that is now going around the church. Plans are being made solid and days for working are being put in the plan. The theme is from the early movie “Under the Paper Moon”. It is to be a dress-up occasion but tuxedos are not required and ordinary suits are acceptable. It promises to […]

Marquez native honored at Texas State

William E. Dyson of Marquez received a Bachelor’s degree in mass communication / public relations from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Dyson has also been named to the Dean’s List at the university, which is one of the top 75 largest colleges in the country. SORRY! A SUBSCRIPTION IS REQUIRED! You must be an active subscriber to access […]

Hospice volunteer training classes to begin in Teague February 10th

Providence Hospice of Mexia will begin a training class for any new volunteers. The class will run Tuesday, February 10 through Tuesday, March 31 from 2-5 p.m. Training will be held at Gibbs Memorial Library located at 305 E. Rusk in Mexia. Robilyn Reed will be teaching the class, with assistance from Sara Sims, retired Volunteer Coordinator with Providence Hospice […]

Tattoos and Piercings: How to (Safely) Walk on the Wild Side

Behind every tattoo is a story — often having little to do with the actual words or images portrayed. For Elizabeth Rodd, a staff attorney for the Texas Supreme Court, her “armband” of interlocking Celtic symbols is more about defying middle age than getting in touch with her Irish roots. “I decided when I was in my 20s that I […]

Community Calendar

NA/AA Meetings, every Tuesday night, 6:00-7:00 PM. Community room of the Buffalo Housing Authority. The Leon County 4-H Horse Club is having an open playday series January 29, Febuary 19, and March 20 at the yellow rose arena. Registration begins at 5:00 pm and events start at 6:00 pm.Speed events only. Awards will be given out after the last playday.For […]

Leon County Cooks: Doris Pittman

Doris Pittman loves to cook with her husband, Johnny. Sherry’s Shots This week’s cook is Doris Yvonne Carpenter Pittman who has been married to Johnny Pittman for 44 years. The Pittman’s moved to Leon County from the Ft. Worth area about 7 years ago when they moved to Doris’ mother’s house on FM 1618. The couple has one daughter who […]

Texas Cooperative Extension Family & Consumer Services

When I watch Wade, my very excited 3-year-old son, I see a picture of health, with the exception of a little cold every now and then. When he starts eating “snacks,” his code word for junk food, I get a little nervous, because I know that he is at risk for heart disease as he grows up. It is genetic, […]

Ramblings from Centerville Healthcare Center

This morning, as I sat down at my computer to write this article, I happened to notice a little scroll hanging on my wall entitled “I Asked God.” I don’t know how or when it was hung there but it brought to mind so many of our blessings. We are so likely to forget that all our earthly treasures are […]

Lady Tigers take it on the chin against New Waverly

The Lady Tigers ran up against a very quick and speedy New Waverly team and were defeated 80-38. The Tigers trailed by nine after the first period but that deficit increased to twenty by half time, 16-36. The margin ballooned to twenty-six beginning the fourth quarter and the final margin was fortytwo 80-38. The Lady ‘Dogs had a pressing defense […]