Blaze claims Bounds’ home in Weedon Addition



Six members of a local family escaped with their lives –and little more– when a fire began before midnight on Wednesday, January 22 and claimed the home they shared in Weedon Addition. Challenger Bounds, who is employed at Robinson’s Small Engine, was still awake and at the computer when he smelled smoke and discovered the blaze which appeared to have […]

Commissioners approve BISD/OISD payout



The Leon County Commissioner’s Court gave its stamp of approval on the allocation of indebtedness based on the Texas Education Code and agreed upon by the two school districts involved. The Special Called Meeting took only a few moments as attorneys for both sides spoke briefly, each assuring the Court that their respective districts were in agreement with the payment […]

Freeman gets vote of confidence from BISD Board



An executive session at the end of Monday’s BISD School Board meeting ended with the Board unanimously voting to extend the threeyear contract of Superintendent Lacy Freeman. In another personnel action, they accepted the resignation of Bethany Davis. The evening began with the annual Board Apprecia- tion Dinner in the BHS cafeteria. Board member and their spouses were treated to […]

Karen Jackson named Citizen of the Year at Chamber Award Banquet



About 85 people gathered at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday night, January 25, at the Buffalo Civic Center for the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 awards banquet. Cactus Jacks BBQ provided the meal prior to the announcement of the awards. This year’s banquet was the best attended in recent years and the Buffalo Civic Center was freshly cleaned for the event. […]

CORRECTION:



In last week’s Buffalo Press we reported that the candidates for District Clerk were Democrats. Both are Beverly Wilson and Diane Oden Davis are registered as Republicans. Also, the early voting dates are February 18 until Friday, February 28. SORRY! A SUBSCRIPTION IS REQUIRED! You must be an active subscriber to access this content! Please Login below or Subscribe!

City Council presents Debbie Waters with 30-year plaque



Buffalo City Secretary Debbie Waters was pleasantly surprised on Monday, January 24, 2014, at the Regular City Council Meeting. Current Buffalo Mayor Royce Dawkins and former Buffalo Mayor Byron Ryder teamed up and presented Waters with a plaque for “Outstanding Service” for the 30 years she has worked for the City. Waters said she began working for the City of […]

Leon County candidates present their case to the Lone Star Patriots



The night was cold and for some notification was short, but turnout was good for the Lone Star Patriots at the Lone Star Community Center. The Patriots invited all Leon County candidates running in the 2014 election to address the group for five minutes each. Only four of the six contested candidates attended the meeting and, as promised, each spoke […]

Leon County Cooks



Several years ago The Buffalo Press ran a column titled “Leon County Cooks” where we featured a different cook, who lived in Leon County, each week. This column will be different because the feature will be “cookbooks” of Leon County and the purpose will be to promote those books that are currently available for purchase. For instance, if your church […]

John Foxjohn offers book about the harrowing incidents at DaVita Lufkin Dialysis Center



On Saturday, January 25th, The Horses Mouth hosted a “book signing” for author John Foxjohn featuring his book Killer Nurse. The book tells the alarming, disturbing (whatever adjective you want to add) story about an LVN named Kimberly Clark Saenz. The womas was accused and convicted of killing her patients by injecting them with household bleach during dialysis treatment at […]

Tales from WannaBea Farm



Karla was a Blond James and Karla were excited about their new found rent house, a small two bedroom sitting on five acres about ten miles out of town. “After living in an apartment for so long, now I can have a garden and flower beds and a dog and a cat and….” She just babbled on. “It has a […]