Animal Talk

Stock Shows Stock show season is going full force. Families and animals are loading up and heading all over the state to different shows on the state and county levels. These animals can be in trailers for several hours at different temperature and this can be very stressful on the show animals. When they get to a show, the animals […]


An outspoken man

Many towns and cities in East Texas have in their history individuals who ascended to greatness, but fell to earth when they opened their mouth at the wrong time. Such was Medford Bryan Evans, a college professor, author and editor who was born in Lufkin in 1927, the son of Lysander and Bird Medford Evans. With his brilliant mind, Evans […]

Fast, cheap and easy – hey, we’re talking about food

Fast, cheap and easy, when it comes to food, conjures up thoughts of McDonald’s fries and Big Macs with lots of fat and calories, but, according to Wendy Neyland, it doesn’t always need to be that way. Folks at First United Methodist Church in Centerville were provided a treat last Wednesday night, February 16, when Neyland presented a wonderful meal […]

Charles Ray Chandler

Graveside services for Charles Ray Chandler, age 85 of the Centerview Community in Leon County, were held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, February 20, 2011 at the Concord Cemetery in Concord, Texas. Rev. Ray Grissett officiated the service. Charles Ray Chandler was born on November 10, 1922 in Concord, Texas to Samuel Walter & Stella (Brown) Chandler. He served in the […]

Dewey Milliard Spence, Jr.

Funeral services for Dewey Milliard Spence, Jr., age 71, of the Flo Community in Leon County, Texas were held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 21, 2011 at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas. Interment with military honors presented by the U.S. Army followed in St. Leo the Great Catholic Cemetery. Dewey Milliard Spence, Jr. was born on November 25, […]

Fremon Lewis

Funeral services for Fremon Lewis, age 86, of Centerville were held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Centerville, Texas. Rev. Elmer Phillips gave the eulogy and interment followed in the Ward Cemetery. Fremon Lewis was born on October 22, 1924 in Leon County. He was the eighth child of Luther and Eliza (Hansboro) […]

Manuel Villarreal

Funeral services for Manuel Villarreal, age 63, of Jewett were held at 11 AM, Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at the Walters funeral Home in Centerville. Pastor Rebecca Guillon of the Assembly of God in Jewett officiated and interment was in the Centerville Cemetery. Manuel Villarreal was born November 11, 1947 in Carmargo Tams., Mexico. His parents were Leonel Villarreal and […]

Marjorie Lee (Boston) Stell

Graveside services for Marjorie Lee (Boston) Stell, age 85, of Deer Park were held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, February 20, 2011 at the Centerville Cemetery. Carol Walters officiated the service. Marjorie Lee (Boston) Stell was born on April 9, 1925 in Center, Texas. She and her husband, Teddy were the proud owners of the first Kwik Kopy in Pasadena Texas. […]

Benjamin Maurice “Ben” Tracy

Funeral services for Benjamin Maurice Tracy, age 85, of Marquez were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, February 17, 2011 at the Ephesus Baptist Church in Marquez, Texas. Rev. Ray Payne officiated the service and interment followed in the Marquez Cemetery in Marquez, Texas. Benjamin Maurice “Ben” Tracy was born in Leon County to Marion Barnard & Velma (Woods) Tracy. He […]

Texas crop, weather:

Agronomist: Rolling Plains wheat hurt more by lack of moisture than cold

COLLEGE STATION — As temperatures begin to warm up after an extended cold spell, wheat producers in some parts of the state are going to have to make some hard choices, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert. The record freezing weather caused only cosmetic damage to Rolling Plains wheat and will have little effect on yields,said Dr. Todd […]