Disappointing turnout in May 24th Primary Runoff election



By Sherry Matney Following opening ceremonies Elections Administrator, Donna Golden apprised the Court of the May 24th Primary Runoff election. Turnout was extremely light with only 1.76% of registered Leon County voters visiting the polls, with 175 Republicans and 17 Democrats voting. The Court ratified the approval of the Primary Runoff election canvass of votes that was approved by the […]

Flooding closes IH-45, Hwy 75 and 164 North of Leon Co.



Both North and South bound lanes of Interstate 45 were closed Monday morning at U.S. 84 in Freestone County and in Corsicana. Traffic was forced to detour to U.S. 84 and to U.S. 79. The flooding occurred after heavy overnight rains in Freestones and Limestone counties. There were also hours long electrical outages throughout North Central Texas. Roads were impassable […]

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Letter from Buffalo Chamber details plans for 2016 Stampede



Greetings to all from the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, we would like to take this opportunity to keep the Chamber members and community informed on the plans and changes of the Chamber. First of all the Chamber is in the planning stages of this years “BUFFALO STAMPEDE” WOOOHOOO, so everyone get ready , it will be the third Saturday in […]

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Some Leon County sales tax receipts become positive for the month



(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $618 million in local sales tax allocations for June, 1.8 percent less than in June 2015. These allocations are based on sales made in April by businesses that report tax monthly. “Energy-centricities such as Midland, Odessa and Corpus Christi continued […]

Dogs have been man’s best friend at least twice, says Texas A&M prof



COLLEGE STATION, June 8, 2016 — It may never be known if cavemen called their canine companions Fido, but new findings show that dogs became man’s best friend earlier than believed and have been domesticated at least twice in different locations, according to a study from an international team that includes a Texas A&M University researcher. Anna Linderholm, assistant professor […]

AgriLife Extension experts: Livestock parasites, pests likely to proliferate due to wet weather



By: Paul Schattenberg UVALDE — Excessive rains in many parts of the state have Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts concerned about the possibility of increased parasite and pest activity with livestock. “Wet weather creates conditions favorable for parasites to infect animals on pasture,” said Dr. Rick Machen, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist based in Uvalde. Machen said with the recent […]

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Game Warden Field Notes



Into the Night As two Val Verde County game wardens conducted their nightly patrol, they came upon a vehicle that failed to stay in its lane. While the game wardens tried to read the vehicle’s license plate, the vehicle quickly accelerated and almost lost control of the car on a curve. The wardens activated their emergency lights to stop the […]