No burning says the Leon County Commissioners Court



Commissioners Court ratified the Burn Ban Order issued on Friday, July 15, 2016. In spite of some areas of the County receiving rain there are still many places that have enjoyed very little. The Court had extended dialog on the heat and burn ban which is discussed in related story. The Leon County Commissioners Court held its regular meeting on […]

It’s the Dog Days of Summer at Ft. Boggy and it is all free

Hot dogs, fishing, swimming, entry, snow cones

Sherry’s Shots Leon County’s only state park, and a destination in itself is honoring first responders during it’s fourth annual ‘Dog Days of Summer’ event. Last year over 200 people came out to enjoy the park during this special event. For all of us who support the Blue, this will be a great opportunity to show the women and men […]

Bison band practice begins



Bison Band Director Jeff Villarreal took early advantage to the high school air conditioner as he prepped his 2016/2017 Marching Brigade before taking to the high school parking lot. Villarreal was not sure of how many students would be marching but is confident he group will be outstanding, yet again. SORRY! A SUBSCRIPTION IS REQUIRED! You must be an active […]

Be cautious! Extreme heat a very real threat



Dry conditions and extreme heat continue to be an issue in Leon County. At the Leon County Commissioners Court Jimmy Carrigan, Emergency Management, said there has been one death in the county that has been attributed to extreme heat. He cautioned friends, family members and neighbors to be aware of those who might need help. Leon County Commissioners Court has […]

The Horses Mouth: Starting something new



If you’ve been by The Horses Mouth in the past three years, then you’ve met one of us. Proud owners of the bookstore and coffee shop since July of 2013, we’ve been happily serving the community of Buffalo and the surrounding area for the past three years. Last year, we introduced our new line of milkshakes and snow cones, 20+ […]

59th Bison Belle line ready to begin 2016/2017 season



The 59th Belle year began on July 27th at around 7:30 a.m. when the line officers and social officers met with Amanda Henson Harter to prepare for the upcoming Showtime International Line Camp in Mesquite, Texas. The group of officers worked on two routines and reviewed a contest Pom for their Home Routine. At the camp the girls learned routines […]

“You are what you eat!!”

Wesley Henson is raising fresh vegetables

This headline is a direct quote of local farmer Wesley Henson. Most of us can add, “If I am what I eat I must be fast, cheap and easy!!” A real funny, but all too true. Texas ranks 11 of 51 in Adult obesity as of 2014 at 32 percent. Just a few years ago, 1990, only about 10% of […]

St. Paul, Shiloh HS alumni celebrates 18th class reunion



The St. Paul, Shiloh HS alumni celebrated their 18th class reunion on the grounds of the old school campus in Oakwood Texas, St. Paul community center during the 3rd weekend in July 2016. Our theme: From These Roots. On Friday night Hazel Echols and Evelyn Fobbs made sure we all enjoyed ourselves with “old school” music, dancing and a new […]

DPS promotes Centerville Highway Patrol Trooper



WESLACO, TEXAS – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced that Stephen Joseph Wood has been promoted to a sergeant with the Texas Highway Patrol. Sergeant Wood, who previously served as a Trooper with the Highway Patrol in Centerville, will be stationed in Rio Grande City effective June 30. Wood, whose hometown is Huffman, joined DPS in 2010. […]

Wallace “Walley Boo” Justus



Wallace Elmer “Walley Boo” Justus, age 69, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Buffalo. Mr. Justus was born in Teague on October 6, 1946. He served in the U.S. Navy for twenty years before working as an electrician for Brown & Root. He moved to Jewett after his retirement and was often seen visiting with people around town. […]