BISD to tap fund balance to maintain current tax rate

The BISD School Board held a special called meeting on Tuesday, August 7, in order to officially propose a tax rate for 2012-13. With property values down, the district will have less revenue available for the coming year. Only Jennifer Humphries was absent from the meeting. . The Board discussed the options of (1) raising taxes to meet some of […]

Commissioners assign Flo VFD area of emergency coverage

After months and even years of ambiguity concerning Flo Volunteer Fire Department’s role in the emergency services of Leon County, the Leon County Commissioner’s Court has assigned FVFD a specific area of coverage. For years FVFD has responded to calls, although they were dispatched to the “first responder” fire departments of the county. Then Buffalo Fire Chief Shaine Reeder and […]

Freestone pastor facing sex charges

An investigation began for Freestone County Sheriff’s Office approximately three weeks ago involving alleged Sexual Assault of a Child and Indecency With A Child, both Second Degree Felonies, by a pastor in the Fairfield area. The pastor is 36 years of age and is alleged to have had inappropriate sexual relations with an underage 15 year old female. Deputy Clayton […]

Powell Memorial will soon offer medical services again

The Powell Memorial Clinic in Centerville, next door to Leon County Annex I, will soon offer medical services. According to Al Hurley with St. Joseph Health System, Dr. Vicki Camp, an optometrist who offices in Palestine, will be in the Clinic one day per week initially and may add more days if needed. The plan is to attract addition doctors […]

Congressman Kevin Brady comes to Leon County

Only a handful of folks attended the Meet and Greet hosted by Congressman Kevin Brady (U.S. Representative for the 8th Congressional District). The meeting was held on Friday, August 10, in the Centerville Municipal Meeting room and e-mail invitations were sent to Leon County Government members as well as mayors and media members. Congressman Brady represents the southern portion of […]

4H Leaders for Life team recognized

The Commissioners’ Court and guests were greeted by a longer than usual agenda at the August 13, 2012 meeting. First Baptist Church Buffalo pastor Alan Grisham opened the meeting with prayer and Leon County Judge Byron Ryder led the group in pledges to the U.S. and Texas flags. Under public comments, Wendy Neyland, Leon County Extension Agent, introduced members of […]

Letters to the Editor

The Buffalo Press encourages its readers to submit letters. We must reserve the right to edit for length or to not publish. However, every effort will be made to maintain the intent of the writer. We will publish almost all of letters to the editor. Letters to the editor reflect the opinion of the writer and not the editorial stance […]

Flo Water is not in trouble


Opinion in newspapers should always be labeled as such. Carla Turner was fired for cause. Attempting to tape an executive session is against the law. Clearly she has lost the trust and confidence of a majority of the board of directors who are her employers for a number of allowable reasons. In the meeting where her position was terminated she […]

Community Calendar

Revival services will be held at Buffalo Missionary Baptist Church nightly August 12 through August 15. August 12’s service will begin at 6 p.m., and the August 13-15 services will be held starting at 7 p.m. Buffalo Missionary Baptist is located at the corner of Hagard and Main Streets, one block off Highway 79 North behind Tom’s Mini Mart. Vietnam […]

Tales from WannaBea Farm

Run for your life The house was only one room with a bathroom in one corner. But it was such a beautiful little place, floor to ceiling windows along one side, rows of windows over the counters on the kitchen corner side of the house, overlooking the creek that ran through the back of the property. An old fashioned, cast […]