Child killed, six injured in I-45 rollover



An accident on northbound I-45 five miles south of Buffalo proved tragic for a Ft. Worth family and their friends, with one child losing her life and six persons injured. The accident occurred at 6:26 Monday evening at Milepost 173. The Lunas’ 1999 Chevy SUV was reportedly travelling at an unsafe speed for the road conditions and the driver overcorrected, […]

Saga of the monster alligator continues



The saga of the monster alligator which was shot here in Leon County continues to cause quite a stir. The nearrecord gator, at 880 pounds and over 13 feet long, was shot by a Dallas attorney, Levi G. McCathern II June 11th while on a guided hunt with The Gar Guys, a hunting and fishing guide business based out of […]

One critical following Leon County shooting



According to the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, an argument between brothers resulted in a shooting on July 22. Arliss Bailey (age 53) was allegedly shot by O.Z. Bailey (age 72) during a fight and struggle over a rifle. Arliss was transported to the emergency room in Crockett and then flown by helicopter to the hospital in Tyler, where he is […]

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Arsonist attacks Wilson Chapel Church



The members of Wilson Chapel have been busy for the past few weeks preparing for a Homecoming Reunion, where all members and former member and friends come together to celebrate their long history as a church in the Leona Community. But the group was shocked and disappointed when someone mutilated the building with graffiti and attempted to burn it last […]

Camplain joins BHS staff



Jack Camplain has joined the Buffalo ISD staff as a new teacher and coach at the high school. Camplain’s teaching assignments will include world geography, economics and government and he will be assisting in the boys athletics program in football, basketball and track. Camplain was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma but grew up in Palestine and graduated from PHS in ’87. […]

City to investigate zoning ordinance



The July 25th meeting of the Buffalo City Council included a suggestion by Council member John Maneval that a zoning ordinance be initiated for the City of Buffalo. “Everyone who lives here knows we have some issues which could be helped by zoning,” Maneval insisted, continuing, “You can’t expect the city to have any consistent growth patterns if you don’t […]

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Lions and Tigers and Bears — Oh, My!



Summer is winding down. Baseball season is over, camps are done, vacation photos are in the family album. If you are still looking for something fun to do with your family, however, I highly recommend the Palestine Community Theater’s current production of The Wizard of Oz. It started last weekend but will continue with 7:30 p.m. performances this Friday and […]

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