BOB BOWMAN’S EAST TEXAS A LOOK AT HISTORIC PLACES, PEOPLE AND EVENTS



Every time I pass through the tiny settlement of Kickapoo in Anderson County, I am invariably reminded of the colonel–not the one with the chicken–but a man who revolutionized law enforcement in Texas. Colonel Homer Garrison, Jr., had one of the most recognized law enforcement careers in the U.S., culminating with his leadership of the Texas Rangers and the Texas […]

Community Calendar



First Christian Church, Oakwood invites you to a Revival on OCTOBER 7th, 8th & 9th. Join us as we revive the Spirit of Christ in our hearts through Worship, Inspirational Music and Christian fellowship. First Christian Church, Hwy. 79 and Holly Street. Services begin at 6:30pm. The regular scheduled meeting of the Vietnam Veterans Of America Chapter 991, will be […]

Ada Louise Mullen Baker



Ada Louise Mullen Baker, 88, of Fairfield, passed away Friday, September 28, 2012 at E.T.M.C. Fairfield. Services were held 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 1, 2012 at Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Terry Skinner and Pastor Robert Easterling officiating. Interment followed at Stewards Mill Cemetery. Ada Louise Mullen, affectionately known as “Nanie” was born January 28, 1924 in Freestone County, Texas, […]

Bobbie Lee Binnicker



Bobbie Lee Binnicker, age 82 of Madisonville, passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2012 in Bryan, Texas. Funeral services were held 2:00 pm, Sunday, September 30, at Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville, Texas. Dale Underwood and Tommy Middlebrook officiated. Burial under the auspices of the Buffalo Masonic Lodge #554 followed at Sardis Cemetery near Jewett, Texas. Visitation was from 6 […]

Joe C. Carlisle



Graveside services for Mr. Joel C. Carlisle, 86, were held on Saturday, September 29, 2012, at 3:00p.m. at Concord Cemetery with an Honor Guard provided by the U.S. Army. Bro. Billy Bob Evans officiated. Joel Carlisle was born September 3, 1926 in Jewett, Texas to Adie Cleon Carlisle and Mattie Janette (Bilderback) Carlisle. He died on September 25, 2012 in […]

Annie Lou Bonner



Annie Lou Bonner, 90, of Fairfield, passed away Friday, September 28, 2012 in Waco. Services were 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 1, 2012 at Capps Memorial Chapel. Rev. Ken Pruitt officiated. Interment followed at Fairfield Cemetery. Mrs. Bonner was born July 21, 1922 in the Midway community of Freestone County; to parents Edward Elijah and Mary Naoma Richmond Steele. She had […]

Pauline Pruitt



Pauline Pruitt, 80, of Fairfield, passed away Friday, September 28, 2012 in Fairfield following a lengthy battle with cancer. Services were held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Capps Memorial Chapel with Bro. Ed Ridge officiating. Interment followed at Wortham Cemetery. Mrs. Pruitt was born December 10, 1931 in Midway, Texas; to parents James Green Lenox and Mary Ann […]

Joe Wayne Recknor



Funeral services for Joe Wayne Recknor, age 77, of Anderson and formerly of Buffalo are set for 11 AM, Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at the Walters’ Buffalo Funeral Home in Buffalo. Rev. Larry Morris, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, will officiate and burial will follow in the Buffalo City Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday from […]

Betty Moore



Funeral services for Betty Moore, age 78, of Centerville were held at 10 A.M., Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville. Pastor Joy Richards, of the First United Methodist Church in Centerville, officiated and interment followed in the Liberty Cemetery, north of Centerville. Betty Alma (Watson) Moore was born on September 2, 1934 in the Corinth […]

Hilltop Lakes golf news



WGA news for 9/27-28 The Hilltop WGA had 16 ladies come out to play golf in the 9-Hole and 18- Hole ladies’ Club Championship. The 18-Hole Ladies Club Champion was Marcia Rector. The 1st Flight results were: Low Gross – Shirley Schiamara and Low Net – Joyce Perkins. The 2nd Flight results were: Low Gross – Nancy Verhines and Low […]