National FFA scholarship awarded to Logan Freeman



The National FFA organization has announced that Logan Freeman at Buffalo High School has been awarded a $1,000 Ram Trucks Dealer Scholarship. The scholarship is sponsored by Freestone Chrysler Jeep Dodge as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Freeman who currently is a senior at Buffalo High School plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at […]

Commissioners approve body-worn camera grant funding for sheriff’s deputies



The Leon County Commissioners Court approved $1592.50 as Leon County’s share of a $7962.50 grant from the Criminal Justice Division. The motion to approve was made by Commissioner David Fergerson and seconded by Joey Sullivan. The approval was unanimous. With Commissioner Dean Stanford absent, the commissioners discussed and then approved a resolution to designate engineering service providers for Hazard Mitigation […]

August 2016 Congressional District 8 office hours for Leon County



Congressman Kevin Brady’s Huntsville and Conroe district offices are open to assist constituents Monday through Friday from 8:00 – 5:00 p.m. The Congressman’s office also has additional office hours in Leon County as an convenience for those who need assistance closer to home. Help with federal agency issues, such as Social Security, Medicare, Veterans Benefits, the Internal Revenue Service and […]

The Ole Cowboy–An Alligator Tale

“I didn’t know that alligators could fly”

Editors note; While the news is a little slow for the summer, The Buffalo Press is going to provide some serialized short stories for our readers. The Ole Cowboy–An Alligator Tale is the second Ole Cowboy Story in the Press. If you missed it you can still read it on your computer or smart phone at www.leoncountytoday.com. It was written […]

Sales tax collections show big improvement for Buffalo and some for Leon County



(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $624 million in local sales tax allocations for July, 2.3 percent more than in July 2015. These allocations are based on sales made in May by businesses that report tax monthly. “The cities of Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and Fort […]

Game Warden Field Notes



The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Rapid Response Lubbock area game wardens patrolled the Buffalo Springs Lake area in conjunction with the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration. The annual event brought thousands of concert goers, campers, boaters, and OHV riders to the lake and surrounding area. That afternoon game wardens responded […]

Trent Ashby

District 57 House of Representatives

I want to begin this column by inviting you to join with me in praying for the families of the five police officers who were shot and killed recently during a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas, and the seven others who were wounded in the same event. All of us are deeply saddened to see this reprehensible act of violence […]

Glenda Ann Ferguson



Funeral services for Glenda Ann Ferguson, age 71, of Buffalo, Texas were held at 11 AM, Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Calvary Christian Center near Oakwood. Rev. Jack Smith officiated and burial was in the Ferguson Cemetery of Keechi. A visitation was held on Wednesday evening from 6 PM until 8 PM at the Buffalo Funeral Home. Glenda Ferguson was […]

Kendall Reynolds



Funeral services for Kendall Reynolds, age 52, of Buffalo, Texas were held at 10 am on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the Walters’ Buffalo Funeral Home. A brief visitation was held from 8 AM until time of service. Chaplain John Johnston officiated and burial was in the Sardis Cemetery near Jewett. Kendall Reynolds was born February 18, 1964 in Pasadena, […]

Leon County Sheriff’s Report



6/29/16 HTL Deputy Brandon Monk dispatched to Hilltop Lakes Horse Barn in Hilltop Lakes in reference to a suspicious vehicle complaint. Upon arrival, everything was found to be okay. Report made. Deputy Chris Rosales dispatched to Commerce Street in Marquez in reference to a driving while license invalid complaint. One arrested and transported to the Leon County Jail. Report made. […]