County tax rate remains the same for eleven years



The Leon County Commissioners Court proposed a tax rate for 2015-2016 of .41777, the same as it has been for eleven years. Judge Byron Ryder said this rate will mean there would be a shortfall of approximately $28,000 for this year’s budget. But Commissioner Joey Sullivan explained that, if the county is short of cash, funds may be withdrawn from […]

Chronic Wasting Disease in captive Texas deer herd triggers call for regulations



AUSTIN, TEXAS— Texans for Saving Our Hunting Heritage has joined with The Texas Wildlife Association, the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, the Boone & Crockett Club, QualityDeerManagement Association, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Borderlands Research Institute, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas State Rifle Association and Texas Wildlife and Fisheries Management Council to support implementation of prudent regulatory protocols […]

And it’s all free Everyone is invited to party down at Ft. Boggy



Everyone is invited to the 3rd Annual “Dog Days of Summer” at Ft. Boggy State Park. What better way to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall than to swim, fish, and eat (all free) at Leon County’s brightest treasure, “Ft. Boggy State Park”! Bring your fishing rods, swimsuits, floats, bikes, walking shoes, binoculars and appetites to […]

BISD sets hearing for proposed tax rate



The Buffalo ISD Board of Trustees held a Special Called Board Meeting on August 6th at the Buffalo High School. Buffalo ISD Business Manager led a Budget workshop before Administrative Recommendations were presented. The proposed tax rate for 2015-2016 remains the same at 1.29657 (Maintenance & Operation 1.04005 and Interest & Sinking .25652). The date and time for a public […]

Leon County authors offer local stories and settings



Two local authors have relatively new books that Leon County readers might find interesting for a summer read. Terry Keeling lives in Leona, began writing in 1999 and has published six books. The latest addition to the collection is called “Bits & Pieces, Life in Small Town Texas”, and tells stories about growing up in the 40s and 50s. Keeling […]

BHS High School band marches in 100 plus heat



Don’t think that only the football boys have to work out in the August heat. BHS band director Jeff Villarreal has his group of musicians marking in the scorching heat, preparing for the first home game on Au- gust 28th. The Flag Brigade participates as well. When Villarreal heard some complaints he said “Right now in Bagdad, school bands are […]

Betty Williams



Funeral services for Betty Williams, age 79, were held on Monday, August 10, 2015, at 10:00a.m. at Ephesus Baptist Church near Jewett. Rev. Ray Payne officiated. Interment followed the services at Stephens- Williams Cemetery near Flo. Visitation was held on Sunday with the family present from 5:00p.m. until 7:00p.m. at Ricks- Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett. Mrs. Williams passed away […]

Game Warden Field Notes



The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Paper Shuffling Pays Off An individual stopped by the Brownwood law enforcement office asking for information on his boat so he could report it as stolen. Office clerks were helping the customer when they realized the boat had been registered the week before in the […]

Odell Arvil Davis, Sr.



Funeral services for Mr. Odell Arvil Davis, Sr., age 85, of Ft. Worth were held at 2 PM, Saturday, August 8, 2015 at the Walters’ Buffalo Funeral Home in Buffalo. Mr. Wayne Bell officiated and burial was in the Brushy Cemetery. Visitation was held from 10 AM Saturday morning until the time of the service. Odell Davis was born in […]

Ida L. Gore Munday



Ida L. Gore Munday, aged 71, died peacefully at home in Whitehouse, Texas on Thursday, August 6, 2015. The descendant of original settlers, Ida was born in Pearland on October 28, 1943. In 1962, she graduated from Pearland High School and was the school’s first recipient of the John Philip Sousa Award. A lifelong Methodist, she served as a choir […]