Leon County Extension Office is praised for local activities

The Leon County Commissioner’s Court held its regular meeting on November 30, 2016 with all members of the Court in attendance. Following opening ceremonies Dr. Donald Kelm, District Extension Administrator with Texas A&M Extension Services, provided the Court with an update of some of Leon County Extension office activities. Among other things the Leon County Extension office has graduated 23 […]

Extraordinary presentation of Bethlehem in Buffalo at FBC

On Friday night and Saturday night, December 2 and 3, First Baptist Church Buffalo hosted a “Bethlehem Experience” that amazed many guests. During the two nights more than 400 individuals took a tour of Bethlehem as it might have been at the time of Jesus’ birth. Vendors, artisans, beggars, thieves, Roman soldiers are but a few of the characters one […]


Citizens State Bank will donate to “Toys for Tots” again this year. Judy Boyd, VP/Loan Officer and Christine Bain Boren, President’s Secretary/ Loan Assistant, always have fun shopping for the children. We have included an assortment of toys and a variety of clothing items for kids all ages. SORRY! A SUBSCRIPTION IS REQUIRED! You must be an active subscriber to […]

Winter months a good time to prepare for spring gardening

OVERTON — December is the time to plan and prepare for spring gardens, said Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service small-acreage vegetable specialist, Overton. East Texas spring gardens are finished producing and the fall garden should be in full swing, he said. So in down months like December, it’s best to get organized and ready for spring planting. […]


Happy Birthday Baby Jesus was held at the Civic Center on Saturday, December 3rd. The free event was hosted by Buffalo Chamber and the Order of the Eastern Star #157. Pictured above as Mary is M.J. Doss, sitting on Santa’s lap is Harper Kate Sallee, age 4, Roger Martin served as Santa Claus, and Karen Jackson Capio portrayed Mrs. Santa […]


Heidi Syphrett on the left and her sister Addison Syphrett shared their Christmas wishes with Santa Claus represented by Mac Shadix. Both are grandchildren of Jerald & Nita Syphrett. Photo by Lee Sadler SORRY! A SUBSCRIPTION IS REQUIRED! You must be an active subscriber to access this content! Please Login below or Subscribe!

Margaret Nobles

Graveside services for Margaret Nobles, age 80, of Centerville, were held at 1 P.M., Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the Galveston County Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas. Brenda Anglin officiated the service. Mary Ruth “Margaret” Nobles was born on April 14, 1936 in Aquilla, Texas to Lloyd Robert & Hulda (Lueck) Bessire. She retired from AT&T after thirty-five years. […]

Nancy Jan Williams

Nancy Jan Williams was born in Madisonville, Texas on February 16, 1946 to J. T. and Eleanor Y’Evon (Lambert) Wallin. She was raised in the Baptist faith. For the past thirty years, Mrs. Williams lived in Dallas and was a homemaker. She loved going to the beach and was also a very talented decorator. She owned and operated a very […]

Johnny F. Wilson

Funeral services for Johnny F. Wilson, age 84, of Crockett and formerly of Centerville were held at 2 pm, Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville. Bro. Bo Gunnels officiated and burial was in the Cross Cemetery in Grimes County. Johnny Wilson was born in Ellis County, Texas on February 25, 1932 to Charlie and Josie […]

Celebrate the Holidays at a Texas State Park

AUSTIN — With the Christmas holidays approaching, Texas State Parks are helping friends and families get into the spirit by offering gift items and hosting holiday events statewide. With 72 events scheduled at 47 state parks in the weeks ahead, there are plenty of options for holiday fun, including: candlelit tours, night walks with Santa Claus, taffy pulls, Christmas light […]