Texans honored at Shiloh

BOB BOWMAN’S EAST TEXAS

Texas troops who fought in the Battle of Corinth, Mississippi, in 1862 were honored with a monument at Corinth Unit of Shiloh National Military Park last month. The monument is the third of a series of three memorials as the U.S. approaches the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War in 2011- 2015. The initial goal of the Texas Historical Commission’s […]

Stargazer

The Milky Way from Milk to Stars

Its very name reveals how wrong the ancients were about the nature of the Milky Way, but understandably so. When seen under the dark skies of our ancestors, the densest part of our galaxy does rather look like someone spilled milk across the night sky. The earliest astronomers, of course, knew it wasn’t milk, but they weren’t sure what it […]

Chute ‘n the Bull



Most people who manage or hunt white-tailed deer on private land want to produce or harvest bucks with large antlers. Three primary factors influence antler size: age, nutrition and genetics. Although all three are important, only age and nutrition can be effectively manipulated in wild, free-ranging deer herds. Age is the primary factor limiting buck size on most properties. Buck […]

Where the Music Plays



In my unending quest to seek out musical talent of Buffalo and surrounding areas, this week I bring you a music virtuoso. Erin (Nelson) Watson grew up here in Buffalo,Texas. She is a 2006 graduate of BISD, and a recent U.T. Dallas graduate. But wait, lets take a step back, lets see when her pursuit of music started. Erin started […]

Veterans Affairs



The AVVA would like to thank everybody that donated to the Pancakes for the Troops program. It was a wild success and we actually received much more than we could use so we are planning to take the excess to the Veterans Home in Temple and cook pancakes for the patients on November 20th. Again, thank you for opening your […]

High School Rodeo Update



Area high school cowboys and cowgirls competed in THSRA Rodeo #4 in Groesbeck on Sunday, October 24, and the small group came away more than their share of Top Ten finishes. Centerville High’s Taylor Sullivan broke into the prize money with a great catch in Breakaway Roping, taking 3rd with a 3.650. Buffalo High School cowboys continue to dominate in […]

Take me out to the ball park



As a sports writer for the local paper, I am fascinated by the way sports bring people together. At the crack of a bat or the instant when the receiver dives across a goal line, the team and the coaches and everyone in the crowd share an emotion, whether delight or dismay. And a few sporting events have the power […]

Four arrested for cattle rustling in Leon County



Sergio Flores and Ashley Nelson were arrested for stealing cattle after being indicted by a Leon County Grand Jury on 10-27-10. On 6-22-10 Rosario Carrizales, 53, and son Jose Carrizales, 26, were arrested for the same crime, beginning a four month long investigation by the Leon County sheriff’s office and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. Nelson, 24, a […]

Bison AND Lady Bison make the playoffs!



Encana donates for county helipad



Leon County’s Commission’s Court addressed a brief October 27th agenda. Auditor Susan Pugh presented a donation from Encana Oil & Gas, for $30K, as a donation to Leon County Government to support a helipad in Leon County. The Court accepted the check. They also approved the donation of a security system for the County Clerk’s office from an oil company. […]