Convicted cattle thief sentenced to 15 years in prison



Hillsboro, Texas – A 53-year-old Cleburne man was sentenced to 15 years in prison today after he was found guilty of stealing five calves from a Johnson County rancher. In 2010, Terry Shawn Linville sold five calves at the Hubbard Livestock Market, but he was flagged suspicious by the sale barn owner because of his past criminal record which included […]

Leon County’s Relay for Life raises over $42K



Friday evening, June 28, 2013, on a day when the thermometer busted 100 degrees, a band of cancer survivors with family and friends met at the Leon High football field to celebrate Life. T h e event was the annual Relay for Life, a 12-hour vigil with participants walking laps throughout the night, symbolizing the fact that the disease never […]

Cattle Country announces consolidation to Jewett store



In life as in weather, seasons come and seasons go. Responding to the recent ebb and flow in their businesses, Bob and Tonya Champion have made some changes that they want their customers at Champion’s Cattle Country Equipment to know about. “We’d gotten spread too thin, and would like to have a little more family time,” Tonya Champion explains. With […]

Buffalo Press to be closed on Thursdays



Buffalo Press Publisher Mac Shadix announced today that The Buffalo Press will be following a summer schedule for the next five weeks. The Press offices will be closed on Thursdays through August 1st. In order to give employees a little well earned time off during the summer season. The Press will resume its normal operating hours on August 5th. SORRY! […]

$300,000 in stolen vehicles found at local “chop shop”



Two Centerville men have been arrested for allegedly running an operation that steals vehicles, changes VINs, cuts them down, then sells the parts or installs them into other stolen vehicles. According to Sgt. Wayne A. Sallee with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Bobby Edward Tubb and his half brother, Jonathan Harvey Nicholas were arrested for their alleged involvement in the […]

Leon County may soon have a drug dog



Owners of Woody’s Smokehouse have donated $10,500 to purchase a German Shepherd drug dog, which will be used throughout the 1,150 square mile county. Sheriff Kevin Ellis will approach the Leon County Commissioners Court on July 8th and ask that the donation be accepted, and then the canine will be purchased from a training facility in Bandera, Texas. Deputy Bart […]

Water rights discussed at length at Commissioners Court



With Leon County Judge Byron Ryder in Philadelphia for a meeting, Commissioner Joey Sullivan presided over the June 26th meet of the Commissioners Court. The main focus of the meeting was a presentation by John Hofmann, a representative of Brazos River Authority, regarding water rights in Lake Limestone and a proposed 50-year permit currently before TCEQ. Proponents say that the […]

Eight young beauties crowned in Miss Leon County pageant



They smiled and they waved. Some glided across the stage like runway models and some had to have help from mom, but all were beautiful and appeared to be having the time of their short lives. On Saturday, June 29, Brandy Mutschler directed her third Miss Leon County Scholarship Pageant, with fourteen entries in the Baby Pageant and sixteen girls […]

Congressman Brady reports on Washington



America’s national security is my top constitutional duty, so is keeping the promises we made to our troops. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed and sent to the Senate a military funding plan for the next year that puts troop readiness at the highest priority. The House bill provides a pay increase for our troops and restores their flying […]

AARP learns more about shelter grants



The Buffalo Chapter of AARP enjoyed a very informative program last week in addition to their monthly fellowship luncheon. Khris Thurmond, Public Safety Planner for the BVCOG, explained how Leon County residents can qualify for FEMA grants to pay up to 50% of the cost of installing a tornado shelter in their home. Thurmond’s presentation was well-received. The monthly meeting […]