Troubling questions, few answers at City Council meeting



Monday night’s meeting of the Buffalo City Council was attended by several groups and individuals and most left with a sense of frustration and no answers. There was a quorum present, lacking councilmembers Dianne Ryder and Jerry Salazar, but the council is not required to respond to presentations made during the public comments section of the agenda, and may not […]

Buffalo to host state tournament next summer



Proving the old adage “if you build it, they will come”, recent additions and improvements to the city’s recreational facilities will pay off next summer when our small town of Buffalo will host a state-wide little league baseball tournament. On August 10, 2013, four representatives from Buffalo — Buffalo Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Ken Jones, BISD Superintendent Lacy Freeman, […]

Computers issued to BISD students



There is always an air of excitement about the new school year, but 2013-14 brings a special change for students at BISD. In lieu of issuing textbooks, this year the district is providing each student in grades 8-12 with Chromebooks – mobile devices which are checked out to the student through the library and which they can take home. Teachers, […]

Burn Ban remains in effect, despite rains



After a short discussion the Leon County Commissioners Court decided to leave the Burn Ban in place. Although the County has received a substantial amount of rain in some areas it is still dry and justifies the Burn Ban, according to the Commissioners. The Leon County Commissioners Court held its regular meeting on August 26, 2013 with Commissioner Joey Sullivan […]

Porter added to the math department



Debbie Porter joins the BHS teaching staff as the Albegra II teacher for 2013-14. She will also teach one Math Models course. Mathis, Texas was Ms. Porter’s hometown and after high school she attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a twirler. When she married she moved to Albuquerque and finished her studies at the University of […]

Brenda Land joins BHS staff



Brenda Land moved to Buffalo last year when her bushband David came to BISD as the boys basketball coach. Brenda joins the BHS staff this semester as the school’s new Family Consumer Sciences teacher. She will also teach child development, nutrition and PHS. The lucky students who enter Room 506 will find a teacher who really likes kids and feels […]

Jim Blackmon to teach science at Oakwood



This will be Jim Blackmon’s fourteenth year teaching but he comes to Oakwood from the Lufkin Zoo. He was there for two years because he “needed a change.” He is a graduate of Texas A&M with a degree in Marine Biology and Fishery. While at the zoo, one of Blackmon’s responsibilities was taking care of the Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. He […]

Dana Cotton becomes part of the OISD family



Dana Cotton earned her BA in English from Sam Houston State University. This will be her fourth year teaching. She was at Rosebud Lott (near Waco), Wortham, and Dawson (near Corsicana). As she lives in Mexia with her daughter Carson, a Freshman at Mexia High School, she was “looking for a job that was close” so she “wouldn’t have to […]

Notice of Tax Revenue Increase



The Leon County Commissioner’s Court conducted public hearings on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. and Monday, August 26, 2013 immediately following the 9:30 a.m. Commissioners Court meeting at Leon County Commissioners Courtroom, Annex I, 113 W. Main, Centerville, TX 75833 on a proposal to increase the total tax revenues of the Leon County from properties on the tax […]

Trent Ashby



State Representative Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) has signed on to an amicus brief on the issue of protection of religious liberty. The lawsuit in question was filed by a group of parents in 2003 to enforce their children’s rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to bring certain gifts to a public schoolsponsored Christmas party. Over a decade ago, the Legislature […]