East Texas man convicted in game warden assaults



AUSTIN — A man arrested last fall for assaulting two Texas game wardens following a high-speed pursuit in Limestone County has been convicted of four felonies in connection with the case. Two game wardens had been on routine patrol early on the morning of Oct. 5, 2013 in McLennan County looking for illegal road hunting when they attempted to stop […]

BISD hears disconcerting report by County Appraiser



As the Buffalo ISD begins to wind down the 2013-14 school year, the focus of the May 19th board meeting was on end-of-school matters — with an eye toward the future. Early in the meeting five school board members — all unopposed on the ballot — were sworn in, including: Monty McGill (Position 1, two-year term unexpired); Pat Bell (Position […]

Commissioners consider new long term care facility



The Leon County Commissioners moved their early May meeting up to Friday, May 9th, in order to avoid a conflict with classes that were scheduled for their regular meeting date. A special called meeting was held at 8:45 to address a single agenda item. The court has previously heard a presentation from a firm interested in putting another long-term care […]

Buffalo City Council sets zoning workshop



After zooming through the agenda of a special called meeting at the Senior Citizens Center Monday night at 7 P.M. the Buffalo City Council with only one member absent, Councilman Jerry Salazar, bogged down in an executive session about the police department and a contract renewal for the city attorney. Coming out of the session the council voted to renew […]

BISD seeking Athletic Director …. again



BISD Superintendent Lacy Freeman has confirmed that the district is — once again — on the prowl for a new athletic director/head football coach. Mark Read had signed a separation agreement with the district effective April 10th. Jason Brittain, who had come on board April 21st, told the superintendent on Monday, May 12th, that he wished to step down and […]

Local McDonald’s owner Kevin Lilly and Ronald McDonald



welcomed Buffalo Elementary teachers to join their staff on Monday evening for a fund raiser for BES. Teachers worked behind the counter and bused tables. The community turned out for McTeacher’s Night and a percentage of the sales raised over $700 for the elementary school’s activity fund. Photo by Mac Shadix SORRY! A SUBSCRIPTION IS REQUIRED! You must be an […]

ETMC Fairfield receives Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Award



Fairfield, Texas – ETMC Fairfield has received the Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Silver Award from TMF Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas. The award program, sponsored by TMF, Texas Hospital Association and Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals recognizes Texas hospitals that have undertaken quality initiatives to improve outcomes in patient care and improve their […]

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