Leon County sex offender charged with child pornography



CENTERVILLE – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s Cyber Crimes Unit arrested Centerville resident and registered sex offender Dave Wagley III, 49, on Thursday for child pornography possession. The Cyber Crimes Unit’s investigation of Wagley originated with a referral from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Based on the NCMEC referral, Cyber Crimes Unit investigators identified Wagley as […]

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The computer age has its own lingo, and even Johnny-Come- Latelys (like myself) are learning that some common words and phrases have acquired new meanings. A short post about your mood or thought becomes your STATUS on Facebook. If you tire of someone’s frequent posts about their cute dog/ grandkid or their religious/ political viewpoints that you don’t share, you […]

Court contracts for inmate health care in-house



by Vanessa Goodwyn Judge Byron Ryder and the Leon County Commissioners Court finally pulled the trigger on the issue of inmate health care at last week’s March 1st meeting. After several presentations and much discussion, the county contracted with Southern Health Partners to provided medical services to county inmates at the jail, avoiding the risks, liability and additional personnel expenses […]

Oakwood Elementary presents Black History Program



The students of the Oakwood Elementary put on a Black History Program last week to conclude February’s Black History Month celebration. During the prelude, kindergarten teacher Nicole Larkin showed a slide show of photos as “A Glimpse at History” that showed the progression of Black History. OISD Dean of Students, Stephen Tuggle welcomed the classes, parents, and community members to […]

No voting required in Buffalo’s General Election



The deadline for filing as a candidate in the upcoming General Election was February 28th at 5:00 p.m. In the City of Buffalo, three councilmembers’ terms will expire in May: Dorothy Farmer, Jerry Salazar and Brent Reeder. Two of the three — Farmer and Salazar — have applied to be on the ballot again. The third candidate will be John […]

Annual Buffalo gun show concludes successful event



Archie VanWey of Buffalo Sporting Goods presided over another well attended event at the Buffalo Civic Center this weekend. The 17th An- nual Leon Gun Show is the major event for the Leon County Gun Club. Despite the frigid weather the usual large crowd of gun enthusiasts turned out in droves and contributed to the coffers of local merchants. The […]

Tea Party meets at Hilltop Lakes



The Hilltop Lakes Tea Party held a candidate forum on Monday February 17. Highlighting the list of speakers was Carol Staples representing her son Todd Staples, who is running for Lt. Governor as well as Dan Branch, who is running for Attor- ney General. Also present were Hal Ridley and Thomas Leeper, both candidates for judge in the 278th Judicial […]

Junior Master Gardeners learn secrets of successful gardening



Leon County Master Gardeners are a busy group. One can see their handiwork all around the county, especially in Centerville, the county seat. In addition to edu- cating interested adults MGs work hard to inform school children the value of gardening and taking care of our environment. Greg Pitts, one of the MGs, holds class at Leon and Buffalo Junior […]

Trent Ashby



District 57 House of Representatives Rep. Ashby ‘extremely disappointed’ by samesex ruling (Austin) — State Representative Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) said he is extremely disappointed by a U.S. District Court decision to overturn Texas’ same-sex marriage ban. District Judge Orlando Garcia cited recent Supreme Court ruling as precedent when he deemed the state law banning same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. Rep. Ashby […]

Tales from WannaBea Farm



Love From Strangers in a Gentler Age I recently saw a video that reminded me of this event from my youth… “Here, take this,” the school nurse said, handing me a glass of ginger tea. “No, please,” I pleaded, “it always makes me even sicker, I just want to go home. Please.” “No you will drink this, it will help […]