Leon County burglary suspects sought



The Leon County Sheriff’s office is seeking information on two suspects in regard to a burglary of a habitation outside of Jewett, Texas on US 79, that occurred on 6/12/2013. The garage was entered and three ve- hicles were burglarized. The suspects stole several firearms, hunting equipment and credit cards. The suspects and their vehicle were caught on camera in […]

Who says lightning doesn’t strike twice?

Humphries’ kids qualify for National High School Rodeo finals -- again

Earning a chance to compete for a national title is a rare opportunity, representing a lot of hard work and no small amount of input from Lady Luck. Making the grade two years in a row is a HUGE accomplishment. And having TWO members of one family accomplish that feat is amazingly rare… and that is the case with Buffalo’s […]

BISD Board handles summer agenda



Jennifer Humphries presided over a fairly routine agenda at her first meeting as BISD School Board President on Monday evening, June 17. Following an executive session to discuss personnel, the Board voted to employ James Perkins, Carol Hargadine and Chris Smith to oneyear dual probationary contracts. Superintendent Lacy Freeman also announced the resignation of four teachers: Chris Favors, Kim Carter, […]

Dry conditions raise Leon County fire threat



The stock tanks are dropping. Grasses and gardens are beginning to droop. We all recognize the signs: the spring rains have ended and the hot, dry summer is upon us. Buffalo Fire Chief Shaine Reeder cautions residents of the need to be careful. “Heat is high and humidity low in the evening — conditions are getting there for large fires,” […]

Leon sales tax collections show continued improvement



(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in May was $2.26 billion, up 7.9 percent compared to May 2012. “Growth in state sales tax revenue was led by collections from the information services and construction sectors,” Combs said. “Restaurants also showed notable growth, while oil and natural gas-related activity remains a major source of […]

OISD takes a hard look at the budget



These days, everyone wants to know where Oakwood ISD stands. They want to know how the budget looks. Will there be funds to run a school for the 2013-14 school year? Will there be enough teachers? Will there be enough students? OISD Financial Specialist, Debbie Stanford has been compiling data over the last few months to be able to walk […]

Lancaster-Young engagement announced



Derek and Dianna Lancaster would like to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Heather Lancaster to Lance Corporal Calvin Young. Calvin is the son of Kelly Bing and Jack Young and step son of Brent Bing. Calvin is an Aviation Mechanic in the Marine Corps and Heather is going to college and will be a full time […]

From the Desk of the County Judge



The Commissioners Court is very involved in the preparation of the 2013-2014 budget. There will be much work to do before this budget is approved. Our goal, which has been our goal for the last ten years, is to prepare a budget that will not require a tax rate increase. I believe that if we work hard on this budget […]

Tales from WannaBea Farm



We didn’t have a television, a phone or even a radio and at eight months pregnant my belly was so big that I couldn’t fit behind the steering wheel of the car and reach the pedals at the same time. So I walked. I walked out of necessity. I walked out of boredom. I walked for pleasure. I walked for […]

Trent Ashby

District 57 House of Representatives

Two weeks after calling a special legislative session to address redistricting, Governor Perry has added to the call transportation funding, life sentences for 17-year-olds who commit capital felonies, and the regulation of abortion procedures, providers and facilities. Redistricting In an effort to ensure voices from across the state were heard during the redistricting process, public hearings to debate the current […]