Fire destroys Centerville business



Volunteers from the Centerville and Buffalo VFD responded to a structure fire on Thursday afternoon on Highway 75 on the northern edge of Centerville. Durr’s Small Engines was fully engulfed, but the firefighters were able to keep the blaze from ad- vancing to the businesses on either side, a dentist office and a car wash. James Boyd of Flo was […]

Tea Party to meet at Lone Star Community Center



The Lone Star Community Center will soon be the site for Tea Party meetings in this area, if things go as Barbara Johnson plans. Members of the Center voted to allow Johnson to use the Center to establish a Tea Party which can serve the Buffalo, Centerville areas. Currently the only regular Tea Party meeting in Leon County is at […]

Cycling Soldiers stop in Buffalo



A couple of Army veterans on bicycles made a stop in Buffalo last week on a planned ride of 16,250 miles around the nation. Wayne Martin and Rodney Harmon are endurance athletes with a goal: Raising awareness and funds for the plight of homeless children and the families of fallen firemen and police officers. Martin founded “Dare to Dream Big […]

Deadline for School Board and City Council races March 14th



Election Day for school and cities in Leon County is May 14, 2011 with March 14 at 5:00 p.m. being the deadline for candidates to file. Filings are accepted in the respective school or city offices. Following is a compilation of races and candidates. Buffalo City Council openings are: Mayor Royce Dawkins, Dianne Ryder and Tim Ezell. As of March […]

Buffalo Head Start enriches children’s lives



The Head Start Program, in collaboration with Buffalo ISD, has had a positive start in the community. The program has served 29 families this year and hopes to increase this to our capacity of 34 for next year. This program offers education in literacy, social and emotional skills, learning and physical education with Texas Certified teachers leading each classroom. Upon […]

Buffalo Chamber recognizes Wood Motor Company



Wood Motor Company opened in December of 2009 with just myself and my wife Jessica and our three girls Taylor, Jailiegh, and Macey. Our focus has always been to offer quality cars and trucks at a reasonable price, and always do our best to save our customers as much money as possible. Shortly after opening we saw the need that […]

Over 1500 attend Buffalo Gun Show



Leon County Gun Club hosted their 28th Semi-Annual Buffalo Gun Show last weekend with over 1500 in attendance. 40+ volunteers and 52 exhibitors staffed the 2-day event. The Show is held twice yearly, the first weekend in March, and the first weekend in October at the Buffalo Civic Center on I-45. The Buffalo Gun Show is a fundraiser for the […]

Are Women prepared for retirement?



I recently discovered that an elderly friend lives on $684 a month. That is it. Just $684 a month…Really?! That is what she gets each month to pay her rent, water, gas, electric, phone, and satellite bills. She also has to pay for groceries, personal necessities, taxes, medications, and other monthly bills. I guess it is a good thing that […]

Life, pottery and salads



Rachel sat behind her potter’s wheel and told her story. As she talked she worked the clay before her, turning, bending, creating. She told of rebellion; turn, turn; she told of rape; turn, turn; she told of abortion, turn, turn; she told of drug abuse and domestic violence; turn, turn. The vessel on the potter’s wheel took numerous shapes; a […]

Letters to the Editor



The Buffalo Press encourages its readers to submit letters. We must reserve the right to edit for length or to not publish. However, every effort will be made to maintain the intent of the writer. We will publish almost all of letters to the editor. Letters to the editor reflect the opinion of the writer and not the editorial stance […]