Oakwood to hold multi-year class reunion and Delores Bynum Memorial Benefit



Oakwood will be holding a multi-class reunion on Saturday, July 13 in the Sammy Lipsey Gymnasium. All classes from 2013 and back are invited to attend. The day’s events will begin with a “Meet-n-Greet” at 10:00 a.m. until about 2:30 p.m. During this time, from 10:00-2:00 there will be a benefit held in memory of Delores Bynum who passed away […]

Grand Jury returns twelve true bills



Whitney T. Smith, District Attorney met with the Leon County Grand Jury members June 25, 2013 and presented ten (10) cases of crimes, alleged to have occurred in Leon County, for their review. An indictment (true bill) was returned on all cases. The name of the defendant, date of birth, city of residence and the offense(s) follow: • Brannon, Sarah […]

American Legion meets in Centerville on July 6th



Our next American Legion Post 335 meeting will be Saturday, July 6th at 6:00 PM at the Centerville Municipal bldg, across from the Post office. Our meetings are open to all Veterans and their wives or significant other. Also Widows of Veterans. We will have a Pot Luck supper so bring a little extra to share with your brother and […]

Tales from WannaBea Farm



The high chair I settled into my room, called Mr. Wonderful to let him know that I had arrived safely and shook out the clothes that I would be wearing at the meeting the next day. Having arrived late, my friends had already left for dinner so I would have to either join them in the middle of their dinner […]

Trent Ashby

District 57 House of Representatives

Some of the more dramatic moments of the year took place at the end of the first special session this week. Redistricting maps were passed by both chambers and sent to the Governor to be signed, but no other legislation made it out of the special session as a result of delay tactics and a filibuster in the Senate. As […]

House passes Offshore Energy & Jobs Act



WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives took stepstowards expanding offshore energy production with the passage of H.R. 2231, the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) was successful in adding an amendment to the bill which prohibits President Obama’s Executive Order to zone our oceans. Following passage of the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act, Flores issued […]

A Day to Reflect and Recommit Ourselves to America’s Founding Ideals



As we celebrate the Fourth of July, I encourage all Texans to take a moment to reflect upon what was at stake in that Philadelphia meetinghouse some 237 years ago, when a group of revolutionaries gathered to indict a tyrant and declare their independence. The notion that this band of enlightened colonials would take a stand against the mightiest empire […]

Ham Radio Field Day held at Hilltop Lakes



Leon County Amateur Radio Club’s (Leon County ARC) members gathered at Hilltop Lakes for their second annual Field Day. Dr. Roger Bloch had his new invention, the birdcage antenna, powered by solar panels. Tony Zapolski had his Deuce and a half on display with it’s military style communication center. Look for his truck at the Centerville Fourth of July Parade. […]

Donna Jean Lake



Donna Jean Lake was born on September 7, 1947 in Houston, Texas to Rod & Cora Jean (Swift) Lake. She was raised in Houston and worked as an office administrator for various companies. Donna enjoyed collecting seashells from the beach, traveling and dancing. She had resided in Palestine until the time of her death. Donna passed away on June 20, […]

Nellie Joe Tubb



Graveside funeral services for Nellie Joe Tubb, age 79, of Olla, Louisiana and formerly the Ninevah Community of Leon County, were held at 11 AM, Monday, July 1, 2013 at the North Creek Cemetery in rural Leon County. Nellie Joe Tubb was born on April 4, 1934 in the Ninevah Community to Cliff & Essie Mae (Ellis) Tubb. She passed […]