County firemen save rural home

Volunteer firemen from across the county responded to a 9-1-1 call on Friday afternoon, and their actions may have helped a local family keep their home. Jake Peterson, whose residence is on CR 277 off 1618 (between Buffalo and Centerville) was doing yardwork around his home while babysitting his 6-month-old son. Some burning leaves may have blown into the shop, […]

One killed in Freestone crash

A local teen lost her life and another was seriously injured as passengers in a twovehicle accident near Teague early Thursday evening, January 27. According to the DPS report, Leah Baylor Sartor (18) of Buffalo was killed in a collision at the intersection of Freestone County Roads 930 and 971, approximately 8.5 miles northwest of Teague. The 2004 Ford Focus […]

Leon County Grand Jury indicts Billy Joe Harris for Twilight Rapist crimes

Billy Joe Harris aka the Twilight Rapist was indicted by a Leon County Grand Jury on January 26, 2011. Whitney T. Smith, District Attorney met with the Grand Jury during a specially convened meeting and presented seven cases of crimes alleged to have occurred in Leon Coun- ty. Indictments were returned on all seven cases. Harris, from Missouri City, Texas, […]

Buffalo Urgent Care Clinic holds and open house

Buffalo now has an “Urgent Care Clinic” ready to serve the community by providing access to excellent health care. Led by Roland Iboni, MD, the Urgent Care team is located at 1045 E. Railroad Street in Buffalo. Meagan Rhea whose home is in Teague will be the RN on duty and Casey Ladd, from Groesbeck, is the LVN. Doctor Iboni, […]

OISD celebrates School Board Appreciation Day

The members of the Oakwood ISD School Board met a week early this month due to scheduling conflicts. This meeting happened to fall at just the right time to celebrate School Board Appreciation Day. Shortly after the meeting began, after OISD Superintendent Richard Scoggin gave his monthly attendance/ enrollment report and calendar updates, he presented the board with gifts made […]

Caleb Grant recovering at home

We are happy to report that Caleb Grant is now recovering at home from last week’s gunshot wound. His mother, Lisa, reports that her son had two surgeries, his mouth is wired shut and he has screws in his jaw so he is facing a long healing process, but added, “He’s got a really good attitude. It’s miraculous for all […]


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Wells Fargo Centerville is in it for the long haul

Wells Fargo Bank in Centerville hosted “Customer Appreciation Days” on Friday and Saturday, January 21 and 22. On hand to greet customers and treat them to cupcakes and cookies were the employees who have made a career with the bank. The employee with the longest tenure at the bank is Branch Manager Holly Wood who has been with the bank […]

Community Calendar

Old Time Congregational Gospel Singing – Saturday Feb. 5th. Shiloh Church of Christ. 7:00 PM. (Take Shiloh Cemetery exit off Hwy 39 South of Mexia). Bring your voice and favorite request and sing with us.We will be singing the old favorites as well as the new ones. The Vietnam Veterans Of America will meet for their regular scheduled monthly meeting, […]

Tales from WannaBea Farm

Enterprising child

Her dirty bare feet digging into the dirt beneath her swing, the little girl hummed a tune, as she seemed to be lost in thought, studying some difficult problem. She was alone in the park across the street from her house, except for some teenage boys. Distracted, she watched them as they took one of the “No Vehicles Allowed” signs […]