Commissioners vote to take bids on Expo

‘Some’ County funds to be used

Commissioners’ Court, led by Commissioner Joey Sullivan in Judge Byron Ryder’s absence, glided quickly and smoothly in Monday’s regular meeting. Following the opening prayer and pledges Gary Maples informed the Court that he and his wife, Susan, had been granted access to the “Virtual VA” website thereby allowing them to look up anything a veteran might need. The couple has […]

ESD #4 directors hear report from Flo VFD Chief



In a brief and businesslike meeting a quorum of ESD #4 Directors consisting of Johnny Wilson, Mike Kennedy and Clifton Hennigan took care of their regular monthly business. The directors also listened to reports from Legacy EMS’s Robby Boettcher and Flo Volunteer Fire Department Chief Richard Blanchard. Blanchard reported to the board that his organization was proceeding to build a […]

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Flo Water votes to plug Highway 75 well



Flo Water Directors heard from their engineers what many of them already were convinced was the case. The well at Highway 75 is unrepairable and will continue to be a money pit as it must be plugged within the year and with the work done on it years ago complicating the matter, the operation will be far from simple and […]

Oakwood P.D. adds officer to force



The City of Oakwood has hired a new part time police officer to fill the vacancy left when James Hommel moved up the ranks to the Chief of Police. Bureal Ferguson (pronounced Burl, after his grandfather), graduated from the Police Academy in 2009. Before beginning his law en- forcement career, he chose to back to school to earn his degree […]

Council scrutinizes funding requests



Mayor Royce Dawkins guided the Buffalo City Council, minus absent councilmember Dianne Ryder, through a brief agenda at their regular monthly meeting on June 13. Requests for money from the Motel Tax Fund were the main items discussed. The City has developed an application form which must accompany requests for funds from the Motel account, with the qualifying criteria being […]

Leon County governments to receive $102,329 in sales tax revenue



(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in May was $1.95 billion, up 9.9 percent compared to May 2010. “Spending in sectors such as the oil and gas industry and manufacturing helped increase state sales tax revenue,” said Combs. “Retail spending also grew. Texas has now had 14 straight months of sales tax revenue […]

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Local residents head for Europe

If Buffalo seems a little quiet these days — and especially the Bethel Baptist corner of town — it is because a crew of 14 local residents headed off on Friday for a sure-to-be memorable trip to Europe. BHS history teacher Jill Henson organized the group which includes current and former BHS students and six adults who will be hitting […]

Baby’s Breath euphorbia a Texan plant at heart



COLLEGE STATION — Because the plant wimps out in the Texas heat, about the only place Texas gardeners are used to seeing Baby’s Breath gypsophilia is in the floral shop. But a new Texas Superstar designee, Baby’s Breath euphorbia, breathes easily and flowers profusely even during the hottest Texas summers, according to Texas AgriLife Research experts. In climates that are […]

Author reads excerpt from “Of Blood and Honey” at the Horse’s Mouth



Stina Leicht, author of ‘Of Blood and Honey’ presented a reading of her book to a small audience at The Horse’s Mouth in Buffalo Saturday morning at 10:30. The book is set in the 1970s in Northern Ireland. According to Leich it is nearly accurate in terms of historical events, but there is an added element of the supernatural with […]