Emergency farm loan applications being accepted



Applications for emergency farm loans for losses caused by DROUGHT, ABOVE-NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ASSOCIATED WILDFIRES ON JANUARY 1, 2009 – DECEMBER 31, 2009, are being accepted at the Farm Service Agency (FSA) office located in Franklin, Nathan P. Philipello, Farm Loan Manager, said today. FREESTONE, LEON, LIMESTONE and ROBERTSON Counties are 4 of 195 in Texas, recently named by Secretary […]

Community Calendar



BOUND FOR AGGIELAND? Attention, Graduating Seniors: Local Aggies have been extra generous this year and the Leon County A&M Club is proud to be able to offer one $500 scholarship in EACH school district in our county. The funds will be applied to your 2010 fall tuition at Texas A&M. Prospective recipients must: (1) be current graduates; (2) reside in […]

Straight from The Horse’s Mouth



Glenn and I are grinning from ear to ear about last weekend’s Buffalo Spring Fest. A fantastic time was had by all. The music was amazing and the chili delicious! Many thanks to the members of the Chamber of Commerce who were on hand, and many friends and family who made it all possible. The live entertainment was kicked off […]

Tales from WannaBea Farm

FIRST JUMP Part Two

Jump day has arrived! I’m so excited I probably didn’t sleep ten minutes all night. Excited and scared half to death. Mr. Macho is already awake, sitting at the kitchen table drinking his coffee, wishing he had a beer. “Sure you want to do this?” he asks. Not answering I start gathering everything I want to bring. Lace up boots, […]

BOB BOWMAN’S EAST TEXAS

Honky Tonks

A friend from Daingerfield called a few days ago with an interesting question: “How did the term “Honky Tonk” come about?” As best we can tell, it was slang for local bars and clubs frequently patronized by poor whites, often called “honkies.” Country singer Clarence Albert Poindexter, better known as Al Dexter, was working as a house painter in Troup, […]

Letters to the Editor



To the Editor: The up coming election in the Oakwood ISD has stimulated much discussion. Some of the information being used to support different positions needs to be carefully reviewed before we make decisions in this important election. The Board of Trustee election is being overshadowed by the Bond election. Questions we should ask all of our Trustees: • What […]

Big turnout for Davis Country Store anniversary party



Davis Country Store celebrated its first year anniversary with food, music, and games for the kids on Saturday, May 1. The parking lot was packed with customers and friends as they were served free pulled pork wraps and soft drinks. Davis Country Store began as Davis Feeds and has expanded to include unique gift items and house-ware. SORRY! A SUBSCRIPTION […]

Cross Fire Crusade



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2010-05-04 E-Edition

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