Marijuana farm busted near Normangee

On Thursday, November 3rd 2011 a ranch hand walking a fence line on a large ranch located on FM 3 outside of Normangee Texas encountered an armed Hispanic male harvesting in a marijuana “patch”. After a few tense moments the Hispanic male left the patch and fled into the underbrush. The ranch hand called the Leon County Sheriff Office and […]

Academically Acceptable

BHS rating appeal granted

A cloud which has hung over the BISD High School campus for several months lifted last week with the announcement that the Texas Education Agency has amended the high school’s rating to “Academically Acceptable”. The district had challenged an unacceptable rating slapped on it after TAKS scores reflected sub-standard scores in one sub-population (economically disadvantaged) in one subject (math) at […]

Buffalo scores with playoff games

The new Bison Stadium at Buffalo High School has had its inaugural season as home of the school’s four football teams, but this week it takes on another role: stadium for-hire, contributing income to the community as other schools rent it out for playoff games. Two playoff games have been scheduled here for this weekend. Italy will play Franklin on […]

Schools to honor area veterans

Veterans Day is Friday, November 11th, and several celebrations are planned in the area to honor our service men and women. Events range from a play and patriotic programs to meals and receptions. Veterans are urged to peruse the following list and plan to participate. – The theater department at Buffalo High School is presenting an original production, “We Will […]

Newest members of NHS inducted at BHS Buffalo’s OES celebrates 100 years

Eight new members were inducted into the Buffalo High School chapter of the National Honor Society in a candlelight ceremony held Monday evening, November 7, at the BHS auditorium. NHS President Cassie Ferguson served as emcee for the program and BHS Principal Rob Dean spoke to the students on service, one of the virtues which the NHS recognizes. Scholarship, Service, […]


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Emergency training prepares for trouble

That was a pretty scary earthquake Saturday in Oklahoma and North Texas and I read that there have been 21 quakes in Texas in a three week period. Granted they have mostly been small ones and in sparsely populated areas, but the potential for a big one is there. What would we do if a big one hit here in […]

Should WE be ‘all shook up’?

The news on Sunday, November 6th, included the surprising reports of an earthquake in Oklahoma. The tremblor registered 5.6 at the center which was in Sparks, Oklahoma, 44 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. That quake lasted for as much as a minute and aftershocks were also recorded. There was damage to buildings and residents reported cracks in walls, overturned furniture, […]

Dinner Tonight

I am a big believer in foods wrapped in tortillas. I haven’t found many things that aren’t good in one! This week’s recipe is no different – Pulled Pork Burritos. My good friend Donna White can be found online demonstrating this super simple recipe at And as usual, this recipe, along with all other Dinner Tonight! recipes can be […]

Lone Star Community Center elects new officers

The Lone Star Community Center held its regular meeting on November 7, 2011. Following reports and reading of minutes President Richard Blanchard passed out ballots for the election of 2012 officers. New officers are as follows: President Marlon Cantrell; Vice President-Yvonne Woodard; Secretary-Sherry Matney; Treasurer-Sonny Lathrop. Board members at large: Wenonah Ward and Margie Moore. Officers will take office on […]