Claud W. Outlaw

Claud W. Outlaw, 79, of Fairfield, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2012 at his residence. Graveside services with military honors were 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Dallas- Ft. Worth National Cemetery. Claud was born April 26, 1933 in Groesbeck, TX; to parents Clinton and Deslar Rogers Outlaw. He retired from the U. S. Air Force in 1970 […]

Lillie Mae Bonner

Lillie Mae Bonner, 86, of Fairfield, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012 in Fairfield. Services were 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Capps Memorial Chapel with Mr. David Filis and Rev. T. Paul Kethley officiating. Interment followed at Bonner Cemetery. Mrs. Bonner was born May 7, 1926 in the Wortham area; to parents Nathaniel and Lillie Belle Chapman Lansford. […]

Two decades after collection, seeds to finally become trees in Bastrop

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — For five years, the seeds sat — all 1,100 pounds of them — on the top shelf in the very back of a refrigerated Brookshire Bros. warehouse in Lufkin, Texas. The drought-hardy loblolly pine seeds had been a focus of the Texas A&M Forest Service Western Gulf Forest Tree Improvement Program since its inception in 1951. […]

Community Calendar

The Centerville Driver License office will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, November 21st and 22nd for the Thanksgiving holiday and will reopen on November 28th and 29th. Come and enjoy a Country Christmas at the Lone Star Community Center in Flo on Saturday December 1. The dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be covered dish. Santa will […]

Texas crop, weather: Winter wheat crop in trouble

COLLEGE STATION – With very dry conditions setting in, most winter wheat stands are already severely stressed. “We had one of the driest Octobers on record in Texas, and essentially no rain at all in November,” said Dr. Travis Miller, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program leader and Texas A&M University soil and crop sciences associate department head. “Most stands […]

TDA Market Recap November 19, 2012

AUSTIN – (Nov. 19, 2012) For the week ending Nov. 17, 2012, feeder cattle price trends reported by Texas auctions ranged from $5 higher to $6 lower per hundredweight (cwt) with the largest discounts on lightweight, unweaned calves. Texas direct feeder cattle sales were $1 lower. The Oklahoma City National Stockyards were steady to $3 lower. Feeder cattle prices continue […]


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Freestone County Sheriff’s Report

Report from China Street says at least three females in front yard fighting, TPD Reed to same. Southern Oaks VFD to September Sound, Lad has fallen, needs assistance to get up. THDEMS to Adams Street, man vomiting, bad leg cramps. Man reported pickup just rammed him on Interstate, exited at Dew, DPS Purnell and Sullivan to same, Deputies assisting. Loose […]

Leon County Sheriff’s Report

11/14/12 Chris Nash responded to a child calling 911 from Oakwood. 11/15/12 Rob Arellano responded to Centerville for the report of an alarm. Jerry Grimes responded to Redland for the report of loose livestock. Jack Tomlinson responded to Centerville for the report of an aggravated assault. Jerry Grimes responded to Flynn for the report of a fight in progress. Brian […]

Bison win overtime thriller at Wortham

Bison basketball fans got their money’s worth and THEN some in a road trip on Tuesday night. The Bison men battled a tall and talented Wortham Bulldogs team to a 58-58 tie at the end of regulation, then BHS dominated in the overtime minutes to win 73-64. Their 2-0 record promises an exciting season ahead. Freshman Bryce Pauler put BHS […]