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Leon County shocked by mass poaching rampage

Outlaw road hunters used suppressor to mask wildlife carnage

AUSTIN – A threemonth long outlaw road hunting rampage in Leon County this summer that state game wardens are categorizing as one of the most egregious poaching cases on record in Texas has come to an end with three arrests thus far with more pending. Those arrested thus far included:Daniel Wyatt Pate, age 20, James Hayden Belknap, age 17, and […]

Homecoming Queen is crowned



The 2015 candidates for Homecoming Queen were: Brittnie Garcia, Ally Gaskin, Allison Grissett, and Jacie Jones. This year’s Homecoming Queen is Allison Grissett, daughter of Michelle and Gerald Grissett, Gerald escorted his daughter Allison, who is a Varsity Basketball, Volleyball and Softball player. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, FFA and a Class Officer. Friday night […]

Buffalo City Council moves towards formalizing Hotel- Motel tax funding requests



The Buffalo City Council in their regularly monthly meeting approved an application for $16,000 for a Boys basketball tournament to be held on December 29 thru 31. Labeled the Buffalo Christmas Shoot-out, the event has already booked 40-50 motel rooms in Buffalo for the participating teams. A number of other rooms will soon be blocked for fans who will attend […]

Cameron Varner – Outlook very good!!



Cameron Varner is a junior at Buffalo High and is the son of Paul and Trina Shaw. Varner loves football, power lifting, track and baseball. But a few months ago the 16-year-old began experiencing back pain that eventually became debilitating. Word spread fast around the school and community, about this popular young man who had a very serious diagnosis and […]

The Great Pumpkin is sighted at Centerville



This is the ninth year that Leon County Master Gardeners have hosted an event called Pumpkin Patch in Centerville at First Methodist Church. Pumpkins arrive early in October and volunteers begin manning the station to sell the fruit throughout the month, or until the pumpkins are gone. This past week was “Education Week” and about 750 elementary aged students from […]

The Boys Next Door presented by BHS Theatre



After seven weeks of preparation, BHS Theatre is ready to open the curtain on The Boys Next Door, by Tom Griffin. The setting is a communal apartment, a group home, in New Jersey, where four mentally handicapped men live, supervised by a burned out young social worker named Jack. This play will strike a cord with anyone who has a […]

Trent Ashby

District 57 House of Representatives

Like you, I am very grateful for the muchneeded recent rainfall across our region of the state. Further west in Austin, folks remain alert waiting for the Speaker of the House to issue the interim charges, which will direct the various House Committees to study important issues leading into the next session. I submitted a number of requests based on […]

Cooking Country



It’s been a while since I’ve printed dessert recipes and since this weekend will be Halloween how about some cookies and candy for your own little Trick or Treaters. These recipes are from the “A Gardeners Cookbook” created by the Leon County Master Gardeners. Butter Pecan Squares – Mary Sue Watson Cake 1 box butter pecan cake mix 1 stick […]

According to Vern



This week, I had hoped to be able share some details about our trip to the Red Steagall Chuck Wagon Cookoff and Cowboy Gathering in Fort Worth, but with all the rain that pounded Texas this week, we were unable to attend this year. As I pondered what to write about this week, I checked my email for ideas. I’m […]