Weigh station building moving closer to reality



Leon County Commissioners Court held its regular meeting on March 30, 2016 with all in attendance except Leon County Judge Byron Ryder. Commissioner Joey Sullivan presided. Following opening ceremonies TDPS Sergeant Eric Gray told the Court that plans to replace the building at the I45 weigh station is progressing. Sergeant Gray had appeared before the Court at the Feburary 24th […]

Prom King and Queen



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Good turnout for Red Dirt BBQ Cook-Off



Friday started off wet and windy but by late afternoon, when most of the cooks set up in the Expo parking lot, the weather seem almost perfect, at least for Leon County. The occasion was the 1st Annual Texas Association of First Responders (TAFR) Red Dirt BBQ Cook-Off and it was held at the Leon County Expo on April 1st […]

Phillip Bounds becomes president of Buffalo Chamber



The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce held it’s regular scheduled directors meeting Thursday March 24,2016 at the chamber office and installed new Directors who were seeking positions to the Board of Directors. New Directors for the Chamber of Commerce include ,Mr. Tommy Neyland with Community National Bank, Mr. Calvin Willams of Willams Cattle Company, Mrs. Kristan Ward,Manager of Elmwood Apartments, Mrs. […]

Buffalo OAP advances in competition



The Buffalo High School One Act Play did an outstanding job on Friday, April 1, as they competed against five other schools in the Bi-District 21/22 Conference AAA UIL One-Act Play Contest. The original play was written by Jill Henson with Melanie Menefee’s assistance. Henson, Menefee and Tracy Gleghorn directed. “When you do an original show it puts everyone in […]

Once again you can get your passport in Leon County



In Leon County and other rural counties in Texas it is often a problem requiring miles of travel to procure a passport. That will end on April 11 when Leon District Clerk Beverly Wilson’s office resumes accepting passport application by appointment only. Wilson said that passport services had been offered before, but had been suspended a couple of years ago. […]

Search is on for beloved pets



Editors note; When Mr. Ditta came into the office on Friday he was clearly suffering from the loss of his pets. The animals mean much more to him than pets. After we received their letter to the Buffalo Press, we realized that they had told the story of Rubie and Gracie much better than anyone else could so here are […]

Pond and Aquatic Vegetation Field Day set for April 22 at Wheelock



WHEELOCK – The Pond and Aquatic Vegetation Field Day is scheduled from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 22 at the Wheelock Bloodworth Community Center in Wheelock. Cost is $40 and limited to the first 100 who pre-pay by April 15. Registration includes handouts and a fried catfish lunch prepared onsite. To RSVP, call the AgriLife Extension office in Brazos […]

From the Desk of the County Judge



Spring is in the air and 2016 is moving along very fast. There are many opportunities and events happening in Leon County and keeps us all very busy. The Expo Center continues to be a success and is booked for at least 70 plus events this year. Everyone that uses the facility likes it and enjoys being in our county. […]

Cooking Country



Still having trouble finding something that inspires me to cook or write. Maybe it is the time of year, who knows. Last week I dragged out an old Better Homes and Gardens cookbook, which happens to be the newest I purchased, and used a recipe from it. This week I climbed up the steps tool, very carefully, and surveyed a […]