Letter from the Chamber President on the demise of this year’s Buffalo Stampede



In April 2015 the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce applied for hotel motel tax funding in the amount of 40,000.00 for the 2015 Buffalo Stampede with the City of Buffalo. The Chamber had been receiving this type of funding for at least 6 years, maybe longer, for the Stampede. The City of Buffalo informed the Chamber on July 30, 2015 during […]

Bats in the belfrey…er, gym



A small flying creature terrorized spectators and players last Tuesday, September 8, when a bat performed acrobatic tricks throughout the BHS gymnasium. The Lady Bison volleyball teams were playing Normangee when suddenly players began screeching and running. The bat then took a dive at the spectators on the visitors’ side, causing several of them to vacate their seats. Play was […]

Leon County receives “A+” on audit opinion



The Leon County Commissioners received good news from Darla Dear who represents outside auditors Belt Harris Pechacek, when she presented the FY2015 Annual Financial Statements and advised the Court that they had received an “unmodified opinion”, which is the highest given. Ac- cording to Dear the County’s revenue was slightly more then $8 million with expenses at just over $6 […]

Monthly Sales Tax Revenue distributed to local governments



(AUSTIN) — Along with his monthly sales tax allocation announcement, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today released totals for overall state revenues, as well as some of the state’s most significant revenue sources. • All Funds revenue for the year finished at $109.5 billion, 0.2 percent less than the $109.7 billion projected in the Biennial Revenue Estimate (BRE). • General Revenuerelated […]

TYRRA holds second rodeo at Expo



On Saturday, September 12, 2015, the Texas Youth Ranch Rodeo Association (TYRRA) held is second rodeo at the Leon County Expo. The TYRRA season, April to October, has nine rodeos throughout the region with the final being held this year at Hamilton, Texas on 9-26-15. Two hundred twenty kids showed up at the Expo last weekend, ages 3 to 18, […]

Back the Blue at BHS



Last week the faculty and students of Buffalo High School held three separate events to express to law enforcement, judicial and related agencies that “Police Lives Matter.” On Wednesday, September 9th the students served “Cupcakes and Cookies with Cops”, on Thursday, September 10th “Pizza with the PoPo”, and on Friday, September 11th “Luncheon with the Law”. The invitation read: “The […]

Letters to the Editor

Jerry and Suzanne Leathers

Letter to the Editor, In 1995 we bought Pierce Feed, located on the East side of the Square, from the Billy Pierce family. Then in 1997 we built our store at its current location and expanded the inventory. After much thought, Suzanne and I have decided to sell our store. We have had many, many wonderful customers through the years, […]

Trent Ashby

District 57 House of Representatives

Representative Ashby’s Capitol Update Over the past few weeks, we have seen some backlash and hostility towards our law enforcement community in the national press and on social media. Like you, I am very thankful for the work they do keeping us safe, and I think we should all honor them in every way possible. As you encounter law enforcement […]

Cooking Country



The past two weeks I have written from the Leon Lord’s Pantry Cookbook and enjoyed the stories and recipes. We will get back to those next week but had to share a story with you. This summer my husband, Paul, and I have put up a few vegetables, all in the freezer. My favorites are the peas, Lady Cream and […]

Seniors get ready for “cap and gown” shots



Buffalo High School seniors had their cap and gown pictures this week. Miryam Zapata, a graduating senior herself, helped get several of the guys “just right” for their once in a lifetime shot. SORRY! A SUBSCRIPTION IS REQUIRED! You must be an active subscriber to access this content! Please Login below or Subscribe!