Crash test dummies teach seatbelt safety



For the first time, Oakwood ISD hosted the Leon County Health Fair. School Nurse Tonya Lewis said she was confident that it would be a success and that the students would learn a lot while having fun. Given the opportunity to get information on everything from the necessity of exercise and good nutrition to the dangers of smoking, drugs, and […]

Meals on Wheels, cattle guards and fire trucks at the Commissioner’s Court



The regular Commissioners’ Court, held on May 9, 2011 was charged with drama and emotion from the start. The Leon County Annex I Courtroom was standing room only as supporters for the various issues awaited their turn for the floor. LeighAnn Ross, with Meals on Wheels, gave samples of the proposed frozen meals which will be delivered if approved. The […]

Man shot in leg during argument



On 5/3/11 at about 8:11 pm, Lt. Kevin Ellis, Deputy Bart Dorman, Deputy Stephen Pate, Investigator Robert Kelly and Sheriff Jerry Wakefield responded to PR 1270 outside of Centerville for the report of a gunshot victim. Subsequent investigation revealed that Danny Durbin had shot Brandon Maynard in the leg, during an argument. Maynard was transported to ETMC Crockett where he […]

Buffalo responds generously with tornado relief



The community of Buffalo responded generously to a call for useful items to be donated to victims of the recent tornados in Alabama. Members of the Seekers Class of First Baptist Church sorted and organized the donated items throughout the day on Saturday at the church’s Family Life Center. The collected clothing, shoes, bedding and other housewares filled a 17′ […]

Nancy Garcia receives flowers for rescuing flag



During the worst of the storm last week the American Flag flying at Gilliam’s Grocery in Buffalo was blown down onto the driveway. Gilliam’s employee Nancy Garcia dashed out into the storm to rescue the flag. In token of their appreciation for that act, Bill and Polly Hatcher and four members of the Lone Star Patriots presented her with a […]

Buffalo VFD presents council with Music Festival plans



The Buffalo City County met on May 9. All councilmembers were in place when Mayor Royce Dawkins called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Early in the agenda the Council heard a brief presentation by Don Williams with Nova Architecture. Williams had worked up renderings depicting a new 9000 sq. ft. Civic Center with a stage, as well as […]

Thieves take Dunbar Center air conditioners



The Dunbar Community Center of Oakwood has been helping their community for a very long time. It came as a shock and brought on heartache to find that someone crept onto the property in the middle of the night to steal their four outside air conditioning units. Operating purely on donations, the Community Center did not know what they were […]

Flo fire department to hold hamburger luncheon May 14th



In February of this year Flo Volunteer Fire Department purchased 2.67 acres of land at the Flo Crossroads next to Flo Water. Plans are to sell the timber off the land and use those funds to install a culvert as required for the Texas DOT and clear the re- maining area for a fire station, driveway, parking and a medical […]

Centerville takes step toward clean-up of sub-standard buildings



The Centerville City Council held its regular meeting on May 5, 2011 in the Centerville Municipal Meeting Room. Those present were Mayor N.R. Goolsby, Bobby Walters, Warren Baillio and Tammy Mason. Both Lawrence Johnson and John Franks were absent. Joshua White, Attorney with Haley & Olson, PC, explained the procedure for demolishing non-inhabited sub-standard buildings. The Council has been specifically […]

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