Trent Ashby

District 57 House of Representatives

The end of the 83rd Regular Legislative Session in Texas came and went this week at your State Capitol. In the final days of session, we passed lots of bills, including a budget that is fiscally responsible and addresses our state’s priorities. The closing of the regular session brought with it the beginning of a special session just hours later. […]

U.S. Senate hopeful addresses Lone Star Patriots of Leon County



Lone Star Patriots of Leon County met May 23, 2013 at the Flo Community Center with approximately 30 in attendance. Nick Nickerson gave the opening prayer and everyone joined in to say the Pledge to the flags. Barbara Johnson introduced the speaker for the evening . His name is Dwayne Stovall from Cleveland, Texas and he wants to run for […]

Sharon Lea Hill



Graveside services for Sharon Lea Hill, age 55, of Centerville, were held at 11 A.M., Friday, May 24, 2013, at the Restland Cemetery in Gatesville, Texas. Clay Thornton and Tim Coffey, of the Church of Christ in Centerville, officiated the service. Sharon Lea Hill was born on December 11, 1957 in Houston, Texas to W.K. & Joyce Marie Hill. She […]

Wanda Crowder hosts Buffalo EE group



Wanda Crowder invited the Buffalo EE group into her lovely home for the May meeting. There were seventeen regular members and one guest present. This will be the last regular monthly meeting until September. We will have a booth at the Fourth of July celebration at Centerville and will be selling tickets for two different baskets. One will contain items […]

Leon High School



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Community Calendar



Hiway Tabernacle Church of God monthly singing on June 8th at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments served after singing. Rev. & Mrs. Melvin Lowe 903-322-2608. The Vietnam Veterans Of America Dogwood Chapter 991, will meet for our regular scheduled monthly meeting, Tuesday evening June 11th 2013. Meeting place the Disabled American Veterans Hall located at 927 Gardner Drive Palestine,TX. That location is […]

The Flo News



Our Flo/Russell Community The Flo/Russell settlement was established within our 1850s when Thompson Russell and his family proclaimed this area as their established homesite. In a wagon train with all their possessions they traveled from Missouri with other family related members. Thompson, his wife Harriet Holland Russell and their son, Billy, owned 320 acres along the North Creek location 27 […]

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 […]

Texas monthly oil and gas statistics



APRIL PERMITS TO DRILL The Commission issued a total of 1,996 original drilling permits in April 2013 compared to 2,021 in April 2012. The April total included 1,765 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 42 to re-enter existing well bores, and 189 for re-completions. Permits issued in April 2013 included 615 oil, 111 gas, 1,206 oil and gas, […]

RRC production statistics and allowables for June 2013



AUSTIN –– The Texas average rig count as of May 17 was 831, representing about 49 percent of all active land rigs in the United States. In the last 12 months, total Texas reported production was 583 million barrels of oil and 7.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The Commission’s estimated final production for March 2013 is 58,472,484 barrels […]