Armed robbers strike Leona Country Store



On 8/17/11 at about 850 pm the Leon County Sheriff’s office responded to the Leona Country Store at the intersection of FM 977 West and I-45 for the report of an armed robbery. The store attendant and video show two unidentifed hispanic males entered the store and demanded money, after pointing a pistol at the store attandant. The suspects had […]

One killed in Hwy 79 crash



Buffalo residents watched anxiously Friday afternoon as ambulances, fire department vehicles and law enforcement officers sped through town toward Oakwood. They were responding to a two-vehicle accident two miles west of Oakwood on Highway 79 reported at 3:50 on August 19. One young man lost his life and two were injured in a head-on collision. According to a DPS report, […]

BISD holds the line on taxes



The Buffalo ISD School Board held a public hearing on Monday night, August 22, to discuss the proposed tax rate for the coming year. President Jim Scott and Secretary Jennifer Humphries were absent from the meeting, but a quorum was in attendance, as well as an audience of interested citizens anxious to hear how the Board was going to address […]

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Buffalo City Council votes to allow alcohol at Stampede dance



The Buffalo City Council met on their new night –the fourth Monday of the month– to handle a lengthy agenda of city business. Mayor Royce Dawkins rearranged the agenda items to first address matters where the speakers had come the farthest, graciously allowing the guests to get back on the road earlier. Chamber President Molly Glick provided the council all […]

Buffalo Masonic Lodge levels cornerstone of new Oakwood Elementary Letters to the Editor



OISD Students, teachers,coaches, staff, and School Board members stood proudly in front of the new Oakwood Elementary Building last Tuesday as the Buffalo Masonic Lodge performed a time honored, traditional cornerstone ceremony. Mayor Vicki Stroud, Oakwood Police Officer Skip Young, Leon County Sheriff Jerry Wakefield, Leon County Commissioner David Ferguson, Oakwood State Bank owner Charles Cadenhead, and members of the […]

City urges water conservation



The city of Buffalo has issued the following notice to Buffalo Water Customers: Please conserve water usage during the next three weeks, due to drought conditions and the loss of one of the city’s water wells at this time, due to operational problems. Royce Dawkins, Mayor SORRY! A SUBSCRIPTION IS REQUIRED! You must be an active subscriber to access this […]

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Fire on interstate threatens Buffalo



A quick response by local fire department volunteers contained a blaze on I-45 that threatened residences in Buffalo on Tuesday afternoon. BVFD Fire Chief Shaine Reeder theorized that the grass fire along the northbound side of the interstate was probably started by a truck off the highway. Before they were able to get the situation under control, three separate fires […]

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Notice!!! Major Show Lamb And Goat Tags – All Leon County 4-H and FFA Members wishing to show lamb or goat projects at the Major Spring 2012 Shows in Texas need to order tags by contacting the Texas Agrilife Extension Service at 903.536.2531 by August 26, 2011. Each tag will cost $10.00 and the tags will not be ordered until […]