Trent Ashby

District 57 House of Representatives

This year marks the centennial celebration of Flag Day, which takes place every year on June 14th. Flag Day was established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, and the day is designed to commemorate the anniversary of the adoption of the United States flag by the Second Continental Congress in 1777. Interestingly, the day also marks the birthday of the […]

Glen Padgett



Funeral services for Mr. Glen Padgett, age 56, were held on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at 3:00p.m. at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home. Bro. Lee Weiler officiated. Interment followed the services at Sardis Cemetery. Visitation was held on Saturday with the family present from 6:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Padgett passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at his […]

Juanita Roberts



Funeral services for Juanita Roberts, 67, of Centerville, were held at 2 P.M., Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville. Rev. Pearson Roberts officiated the service and interment followed in the New Salem Cemetery in the Centerview Community of Leon County. Serving as pallbearers were Trey King, Jon Boren, Kyler Bell, Jason Roberts, Shawn Boren & […]

Leon County Sheriff’s Report

by Chief Investigator Victor Smith for Leon County Sheriff Kevin Ellis

6/1/16 Deputy Chris Rosales dispatched to FM 977 in Flynn in reference to a theft complaint. Report made. Deputy Tommy Page dispatched to I-45 Feeder Road in Leona in reference to an agency assist request. Report made. 6/2/16 Deputy Robert Rhyne dispatched to Gene Street in Buffalo in reference to an agency assist request. Report made. HTL Deputy Christian Negron […]

Community Calendar



The Lone Star Community Center will host an auction to raise funds, for general expenses and to help replace the gym roof, on July 23 at 10:00 a.m. Items to be auctioned will be available to view at 9:00 a.m. A lunch will be served. At this point there are several farm implement items and many pieces of furniture to […]

Hilltop Lakes golf news



WGA news from May 26th Due to the heavy rains, the WGA play day on May 26th was canceled. Next week’s game of the Day for the 9-Hole and 18-Hole players will be “ACES” with lunch after play. At this time awards will be given for the President’s Cup Tournament. Tee Time is 8:00 am and please sign up by […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report:

Heavy spring rains have home gardens looking good

LIBERTY — Plenty of moisture could mean a good year for home gardeners looking to save money on vegetables and fruits, but it could also mean an emergence of problems such as weeds, pests and disease, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. AgriLife Extension agent Roy Flora, Liberty County, said spring rains have been good for most […]

Texas rice crop prospects get soggy under excessive water



BEAUMONT — Record flooding in Texas this year may even over-saturate the water-loving rice crop and cause a 10-15 percent per acre decrease in the 2016 yield, officials estimate. “The overall planted acreage is up by about 28 percent, which is good,” said Dr. Ted Wilson, center director at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center- Beaumont. “Those who […]

Buffalo Livestock Report



Sale Date: 6-11-16Head Count: 1322Last Week: 876Sellers: 229Buyers: 56Cutter Cows………………….65-87Fat Cows………………………68-81Canner Cows…………………59-77Slaughter Bulls Steady/DownHeavy Bulls………………..90-106Light Bulls………………….80-110Cow/Calf Pairs & Bred Cows Choice Pairs…………………………….N/TGood Pairs……………..1800-2500Plain Pairs……………..1250-1700Bred Cows 3-6 Yr Old………1100-1825Steer/Bull Calves & YearlingsSome plainer, hard to placecalves below these figures.150-200 lbs……………….220-265200-300 lbs……………….165-235300-400 lbs……………….150-215400-500 lbs……………….140-175500-600 lbs……………….135-167 600-700 lbs……………….125-150700-800 lbs……………….115-136Heifer Calves & YearlingsSome plainer, hard to placecalves below these figures.150-200 lbs……………….190-265200-300 lbs……………….155-200300-400 lbs……………….135-165400-500 lbs……………….125-152500-600 […]

Brazos Valley Livestock Report



Date of Sale: 6-7-16Total Receipts: 561Total Sellers: 132Total Buyers: 41Feeder Steers- Med/Large #1200-300…………………….. 210-225300-400…………………….. 185-205400-500…………………….. 157-178500-600…………………….. 150-165600-700…………………….. 138-155700-800…………………….. 128-135Med/Large #1-2’s200-300…………………….. 195-205300-400…………………….. 170-180 400-500…………………….. 145-155500-600…………………….. 135-145600-700…………………….. 128-135Feeder Heifers – Med/Large #1200-300…………………….. 165-175300-400…………………….. 152-164400-500…………………….. 142-157500-600…………………….. 138-146600-700…………………….. 129-135700-800……………………………. —-Feeder Heifers – Med/Large #1-2200-300…………………….. 150-160300-400…………………….. 140-150400-500…………………….. 130-140500-600…………………….. 128-135 600-700…………………….. 120-127Stocker CowsPalpated Cows………… 1050-1800Cow/Calf PairsChoice……………………………… NAGood……………………… 1500-1750Plain……………………… 1100-1450Slaughter BullsHigh Yield 1-2…………………… NALower Yielding……………… 88-98Slaughter CowsShelly […]