Freestone County Sheriff’s Report



We’ll start out this report with a bit of excitement. TPD Cordova to East Main on disturbance between two men, one left prior to his arrival, later spotted in vehicle and Cordova attempted to speak to this second party. He did stop but when asked to step from his vehicle, he pressed on the accelerator and the race was on, […]

The Flo News



In the June 21st edition of The Buffalo Press the ‘big’ story was the 880-lb. alligator that was killed here in Leon County. This is not the first such monster found in this area. We recall a similar event in 1947. It happened on a Sunday morning as the A.P. Parrish, Terrell Barnett and Henry Lathrop families were coming out […]

Ground Support team backs up mounted search and rescue



Who backs up the Mounted Riders when we arrive at a search event, it’s our Ground Support Team. They are the life blood for the riders and without our Ground Support unit we cannot function in an efficient and professional manner. When ETMSAR is called-out, the Ground Support Unit swings into action! The first task they do when they arrive […]

Dinner Tonight



For a light recipe, try this week’s California Chicken Pasta Salad. You can find the video of my good friend Jessica Theimer demonstrating this recipe at healthyliving. tamu.edu/dinners/california chicken-pasta-salad. If you can’t find scallions, try green onions, or even regular onions, as a substitution. Jessica suggests serving this meal with raw vegetables. And as usual, this recipe, along with all […]

Drought impacts on Texas reservoirs mounting



ATHENS— Following the record drought of of the 1950s, Texas built dozens of reservoirs designed to maintain an adequate water supply should another drought of equal severity occur. That time has come, and the coming months will reveal if those reservoirs are equal to the task. The outcome is anything but certain. As shown by the thunderstorms that swept across […]

Where the Music Plays



The summer time heat just seems to keep getting hotter. But it did not stop some 800 plus music lovers from enjoying an outside music throw down in old town Palestine over the weekend. Backseat Molly hosted a benefit concert that included musicians such as, Kassie Duggan, The Robert Stowell Band, Alex Smith & The Two Car Garage, Backseat Molly, […]

Thomason announces pending retirement



    A special called meeting of the BISD School Board on Thursday night featured only a brief agenda but a huge announcement.  Following an executive session to discuss personnel, Superintendent Jackie Thomason announced, "This is going to be my last year."  Thomason (54) has 32 years in education under his belt, including four years as a teacher/coach at Oakwood and […]

2011-07-26 E-Edition

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