Nancy C. Posey Kiker



Graveside services for Mrs. Nancy Kiker, age 63, were held Friday, January 1, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Concord Cemetery. Mrs. Kiker passed away December 30, 2009 at the Madisonville Care Center in Madisonville. She was born in Teague, but raised in Texas City. Mrs. Kiker worked for the Shipyard, an Insurance Company, and as a loan officer for the […]

William T. “Bill” Ellis



Graveside funeral services for William T. “Bill” Ellis, age 88, of Centerville were held at 10 AM, Monday, January 4th, at the Centerville Cemetery in Centerville. Walters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Bill Ellis was born in Dallas, Texas to Aubrey El- lis, Sr. and his wife, Maggie Mae (Watson) Ellis on December 29, 1921. He resided most […]

Matthew Cody “Matt” Johnson



Funeral services for Matthew Cody “Matt” Johnson, age 30, of Centerville were held Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 11 AM at the Rising Sun Cowboy Church in Trinity, Texas. Pastor Ron Conatser officiated. Public visitation Matt Johnson was born in Conroe, Texas on May 22, 1979. His mother passed away when he was three and his Grandma Shirley and Aunt […]

Christie Wakefield will run for Leon County Clerk



This week Christie Wakefield threw her hat in the ring to run for the office of Leon County Clerk. Carla McEachern, the current County Clerk will be leaving her office soon and Wake- field, an employee of the County Clerk’s office for ten years, believes she has a lot to offer. “Most people don’t understand what the County Clerk does. […]

RRC production statistics and allowables for January 2010



AUSTIN — The Texas average rig count as of Dec. 18 was 476, representing about 42 percent of all active land rigs in the United States. In the last 12 months, total Texas reported production was 347 million barrels of oil and 7.7 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Texas natural gas production represents approximately 29 percent of total U.S. […]

Freestone County Sheriff’s Report



Sheriff’s Report Number 470- THDEMS to Dew Drop Inn, Lady ill, throwing up. TPD Travis Martin arrests pedestrian, US-84, City of Teague Warrants. FPD Markham arrests another at Sam’s Parking Lot, Fairfield Warrants. Family problems, FM-80, family members want money owed from another family member. Dep Shaw to West 84, unwanted Ex at girl’s house. Loose cattle, Mile 206. FPD […]

Buffalo Police Report



Sgt Ferrand to Commerce Street for disorderly conduct. Upon arrival, officer met with manager regarding a group of young people causing a disturbance involving one of her employees. The group was gone upon arrival. Officer spoke with victim who said she had been threatened and cursed at and wanted to file charges. Sgt Ferrand to Commerce Street for welfare concern. […]

Leon County Sheriff’s Report



12/23/09 Reashelle Chatham responded to Centerville for the report of an alarm. Reashelle Chatham responded to Hilltop Lakes for the report of suspicious activity. Bart Dorman responded to Centerville for the report of an alarm. Reashelle Chatham responded to Oakwood for the report of loud music. 12/24/09 Reashelle Chatham responded to Centerville for the report of an alarm. Jerry Grimes […]

Texas monthly oil and gas statistics



NOVEMBER PERMITS TO DRILL The Commission issued a total of 1,092 original drilling permits in November 2009 compared to 1,517 in November 2008. The November total included 918 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 19 to re-enter existing well bores, and 155 for recompletions. Permits issued in November 2009 included 278 oil, 243 gas, 535 oil and gas, […]

Tick tock… where’s the clock?

Clock taken from victim’s house sought in rape investigation

Leon County Sheriff Jerry Wakefield and the Texas Rangers held a press conference in the Leon County Courthouse on Monday, January 4, 2010. Along with Sheriff Wakefield, Detective Victor Smith, Detective Brent Walter, Texas Ranger Jim Huggins and Texas Ranger Troy Wilson were present. Sheriff Wakefield began by recapping the ongoing investigation, stating, “This investigation has gone on much longer […]