Buffalo City Council votes to proceed with annexation process



The Buffalo City Council passed a unanimous resolution to proceed with the process to annex the land on IH-45 and bring city services to the area. The Council and was told by Mayor Royce Dawkins that Waukesha- Pearce Industries had agreed to fund $120,000 of the cost and that the City expected the Buffalo Economic Development Council (BEDC) to come […]

Oakwood’s Kessler named NCHA Rookie of the Year



Leon County is building quite a reputation for producing winning riders and horses, and Oakwood’s Cydney Kessler has just added another honor to that growing list. The 17-year-old competes in the NCHA (National Cutting Horse Association) and just won the title of 2011 Rookie of the Year for the $50,000 Amateur. She also finished 5th in the world $50,000 Amateur […]

Molly Glick – Buffalo Citizen of the Year



The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Awards Banquet Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the Buffalo Civic Center. The purpose of the banquet is to recognize businesses, both profit and non-profit, and individuals who make recognizable contributions to the Buffalo community. One of the top honors is Citizen of the Year. Karen Jackson, Chamber Vice President, acknowledged the recipient […]

Tenth Court of Appeals visits Leon County



Bus loads of students from Centerville and Leon schools and many attorneys and officials filled the Leon County District Courtroom Monday morning January 23rd to witness what is thought to be the first session of the 10th Court of Appeals to hold session in Leon County. Chief Justice Tom Gray and Justices Al Scoggins and Rex Davis brought their courtroom […]

BISD earns glowing financial audit



A highlight of Monday evening’s regular meeting of the BISD School Board was a brief presentation on the independent auditor’s report. Nathan Krupke with the CPA firm of Belt Harris Pechacek used glowing terms to describe the audit results, stating that BISD had earned an “unqualified opinion — the best we can give” … “clean, no issues”… “the highest assurance […]

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AARP to present internet banking seminar



Buffalo’s AARP members met on Tuesday, January 17 and enjoyed a potluck luncheon and an informative presentation by Tanya Foster with Leon County’s Domestic Violence Victims Advocates. They also celebrated the January birthdays of Nadine Lenox and JoAnn Cockrell. Next month’s program will be a presentation by Citizens State Bank on internet bank- ing and will include training about scams […]

Valentines for veterans



The Associates of the Vietnam Veterans of America are once again collecting Valentines to be distributed to our veterans in the Veterans Assisted Living home in Temple, Texas. This is a good project for our teachers and Sunday School classes if you care to participate. Homemade Valentines are especially appreciated by these old soldiers that have given so much for […]

Preslee June Beusch born December 27th



Preslee June Beusch born to Bry-Anna McAnally and Kyle Beusch of Buffalo. Preslee was born December 27, 2011 at 1:14 p.m. at Palestine Regional Medical Center. She weighed 6 lb. 4 oz. and was 19.5 inches long. She is the granddaughter of Laura and Clyde Ridge of Kirvin, Texas, Lucy and Don McAnally of Palestine, Texas, Elaine and Edward Chatterly […]

BOB BOWMAN’S EAST TEXAS

Rusk’s Capitol Role

A LOOK AT HISTORIC PLACES, PEOPLE AND EVENTS Over one hundred and thirty years ago Texans celebrated the completion of the Texas Capitol in Austin. But, as in past observances, there was little acknowledgment of the role that East Texas, especially the town of Rusk, played in the capitol’s completion. East Texans who visit the capital may guess that some […]