Lauretha (Harvey) Lacey Johnson



Funeral services for Lauretha (Harvey) Lacey Johnson, age 54, of Centerville, Texas were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2009 at the Walters Funeral Home Chapel in Centerville. Elder C.D. Evans officiated at the service and the burial was in the Burton Cemetery which is located in south Leon County. Walters Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. […]

EDS board hears citizen’s request for open meetings



All board members were present for the July meeting of the Board of ESD #4, with the exception of Joel Echols. After opening ceremonies, the Board approved the minutes of the previous meetings and accepted the Treasurer’s report as presented by Vera Barnett. A $22,000 check was written to Legacy EMS for their services in June, leaving a balance of […]

Is Elvis in the house?

Whole lot of toe tapping going on

The Family Life Center at First Baptist Church Buffalo had a lot of toe tappin’ going on last Saturday night. The Matney Brothers, a singing group from Scottsdale, Arizona, were on hand to entertain their audience at FBC. Elvis made a quick appearance to begin the evening. Three of the Matney Brothers are sons of Paul and Sherry Matney and […]

County gets high marks in annual audit



The Leon County Commissioners met in regular session on July 13th with a full gallery in attendance. Topping the agenda, Michael Brooks, senior auditor with Belt, Harris & Associates, presented the annual audit for the fiscal year 2008. He began by commending County Auditor Susan Pugh and her staff for their cooperation. In his general overview, Brooks stated that his […]

UIL celebrates 100 years with Elite 100 program



To celebrate its 100th Anniversary, the University Interscholastic League chose 100 students from across the state to participate in its Elite 100 program, designed to bring the top students in Texas together to discuss the UIL programs and plan out changes that could be beneficial to the program over the next 100 years. BHS student Meredith Shaw was chosen from […]

Fish Fry Benefit for Karen Jones



A few weeks ago Karen Jones was like you and me in many ways. She went to her job at Bald Prairie Café, kissed her husband when she came in from work, cooked for her family and played with her grandkids. But that all had to be put on hold for the time being because she had an aneurism in […]

Buffalo Police Report



Sgt. Ferrand, Cpl. Mata and Chief Pavelka to Lee Street for a disturbance – information call cleared Sgt. Ferrand to Commerce Street for intoxicated male – call cleared unfounded Officer Mouton to Maple Street for loud music – offi- cer located the music and advised the homeowner to turn it down – call cleared Sgt. Ferrand to Webb Street for […]

Centerville breezes through agenda



On a hot, sticky, summer evening the Centerville City Council breezed through their regular meeting with little or no conflict. The Council held its meeting on Thursday, July 9 in the Municipal Building Meeting Room. With no one present for public comments the Council approved last month’s minutes and immediately went to a slide presentation by attorney Charley Johnson. Johnson […]

Vandals hit Oakwood car dealership and bank



Neel Chevrolet in Oakwood was vandalized this week. I was driving home from an entirely-too-long day at the Skate Plex in Tyler when I got stuck at the light in Oakwood. While (not too patiently) I was waiting my turn to turn, I caught a glimpse of something out of the corner of my eye. The second truck in the […]

Oakwood Community Garden harvest



It’s harvest time at Oakwood’s Project Save-A-Life Community Garden. This garden was planted by children in the community for the sole purpose of distribution to the senior citizens and shutins of the Oakwood area. The garden was blessed with radishes, cucumbers, cantaloupe, watermelons, okra, squash, and two kinds of tomatoes. Most of the squash, okra, cucumbers, and radishes have been […]