Leon County election roundup

Ryder and Crowder win Buffalo Council seats

Cities throughout Leon County held elections for City Council and School Board positions, concluding Election Day — Saturday, May 11. Centerville and Oakwood positions were unopposed so no elections were held in those venues. Results for Buffalo City and ISD, Jewett City and Leon ISD, Normangee City and ISD are below. Ryder and Crowder win seats at the Buffalo City […]

Leon County hires Agri-Life Extension Program Assistant

The Leon County Commissioners Court held its regular meeting on May 13, 2013. Toward the end of the meeting the Court went into Executive Session to discuss and possibly hire an assistant for the Agri-Life Extension office. After being in closed session for 19 minutes the Court reentered open session and voted unanimously to hire Jessica Halliburton as the Agri-Life […]

Kids and dogs, what a perfect way to learn

The classroom was quiet, only an elementary aged girl, a woman, and a sheltie dog were in the room and the three were on a pallet on the floor. The girl had lovely straight long hair and sat with her back to the door. Her head was down as though looking at something and then I heard her softly reading […]

What Not to Flush!

The City of Buffalo is asking all customers to please be aware of what you are flushing down the toilet. We have recently had an issue with lift station pumps being obstructed to the point of breakdown due to objects being flushed. Repairs to lift stations are costly. Pumping the lift station down, pulling pumps and repairing or replacing damaged […]

April sales tax revenue shows economic improvement for Buffalo and Leon County

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in April was $2.15 billion, up 3.9 percent compared to April 2012. “Sales tax collections were up in a range of sectors from construction and manufacturing to restaurants,” Combs said. “As expected, the rate of growth in state sales tax revenue is moderating compared to double-digit growth […]

Fresh food distribution great success but causing serious traffic problems

Every Thursday of the month the River of Life Church, in conjunction with the East Texas Food Bank, is giving away fresh fruit and produce in Centerville. The purpose of the endeavor is to provide nutritious food to those in the county who can- not afford to purchase these items. The event has been so successful Leon County Judge Byron […]

Directions for approaching food bank given below

On the first Thursday of each month the River of Life Church in conjunction with the East Texas Food bank is giving away fresh fruit and produce in Centerville at 113 W. Main Street on the northeast back corner of Annex 1. Please do not line up on North Commerce (Highway 75 north) as this causes a traffi c hazard. […]

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Trent Ashby

District 57 House of Representatives

Sleep was little and less often this week at your State Capitol. The deadline to hear House bills kept our office running well into each night, and the barrage of voting from the House floor moved several good pieces of legislation on to the Senate. Tax Relief I, along with most of my colleagues, have heard from many of our […]