TxDOT plans to switch roads from asphalt to gravel meets strong opposition



SAN ANTONIO, Texas– Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) voting delegates were unanimous in their opposition to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) plans to convert existing roads from asphalt pavement to gravel. Roads, private property rights and water topped the list of concerns during the policy session at the 80th annual meeting, which concluded this afternoon in San Antonio. “The plan […]

Blue-tail norther hits Leon County



I grew up in Leon County and it seems that winters were colder back then. I know my house was colder because we had never heard of anything like central heat. When a storm like this happened, my mother called it a “blue-tail norther”. I have not thought of that term in years but this one would surely fit that […]

County Youth Livestock Show Association donates $100,000 to Expo Center



The Leon County Commissioners Court was full of good news at its regular meeting on December 9, 2013. Following opening ceremonies Jeff Beshears, representing Leon County Youth Livestock Show Association, presented the Court with a check in the amount of $100,000 to be used for the Leon County Expo Center. Beshears was flanked by board members, students and others who […]

Over 350 people enjoy Happy Birthday Jesus celebration



An estimated 350 people braved cold and threatening weather to attend the Happy Birthday Jesus party held at the Buffalo Civic Center on Saturday afternoon, December 7. Presented by the Order of the Eastern Star and the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, the event featured free photos with Santa and the Wise Men, prizes, gifts and treats all furnished at no […]

Radio Club holds Christmas party



Members of Leon County Amateur Radio Club had a rollicking good time at their Christmas party on Tuesday night, December 3rd with Nick Watson entertaining them with Christmas Carols and also presiding over the White Elephant gift exchange. This was a gift exchange with a twist. No presents were allowed to be bought, instead they had to be something that […]

LCRTA celebrates Foundation Month



Leon County Retired Teachers Association met on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm in Centerville at the Municipal Building for their regular monthly meeting. Lunch was served by November hostesses, Margaret Heggins and Jane Ann Durbin. November is the Texas Retired Teachers Foundation month. The program was presented by Jane Ann Durbin, LCRTA TRTF Committee Chairman, sharing some pertinent […]

Leon County’s CERT locates lost radio



Various law enforcement agencies have taken part in the searches for the fugitive, Colt Morgan, believed to be hiding in Leon County. During these many wilderness searches, a radio was lost. In spite of numerous searches for the radio by the already exhausted law enforcement officers, the radio eluded the searchers. Our local, search and rescue trained CERT team was […]

Tales from WannaBea Farm



Baby It’s Cold Outside We left Burlington, Iowa with a load of farm equipment bound for Sacramento, California. It was pretty much of a straight shot across Interstate 80 all the way, making it an easy trip, except for the weather. It was winter and some of the coldest weather this little Southern gal has ever seen. I was not […]

The Flo News

Flo’s Lone Star Schools First Cooks Legacy pt. 2

Ruby Parrish first time cook our Flo Lone Star rock school. Ruby, native of our Corinth/Flo settlements, she the daughter of early pioneer settlers Will and Evalena Raines. She married A.P. Parrish, he the son of our Flo early settlers George and Francis Parrish. Ruby, an excellent homemaker and hard worker with A.P. farming and ranching with their Flo home […]

Trent Ashby

District 57 House of Representatives

A special recognition goes out this week to the Leon Lady Cougars volleyball team, who fell just short of their bid to win back-to-back state championship titles; but I congratulate them on another successful season and a deep run to the state semifinals. Also, the Centerville Tigers football team capped off a tremendous season with a trip to the third […]