Jim Witt retires as Leon County Attorney after 16 years of service

After opening ceremonies of the Leon County Commissioners Court, but before agenda items were addressed, Leon County Judge Byron Ryder called Jim Witt to the front of the Courtroom and presented him with a plaque of appreciation. Witt will retire from his position as Leon County Attorney as of December 31 bringing to a close 16 years of service. Judge […]


Leon County Master Gardeners did another “bang up” job when they decorated the Leon County Courthouse Square. For several years LCMGs have created lovely Christmas decorations for the Square. The Leon County Commissioners Court provide the funds and the LCMGs provide the work and talent. It is a beautiful sight. Sherry’s Shots SORRY! A SUBSCRIPTION IS REQUIRED! You must be […]

Buffalo ISD forms committee to study “District of Innovation”

The Buffalo ISD held a brief hearing about possibly becoming a “District of Innovation” before beginning the regular meeting on Monday night. No members of the public were present. Dr. Georgeanna Adams-Molina presented the Board of Trustees an overview of the possibilities allowed under the enabling legislation. She repeatedly emphasized that cutting contract days for teachers below 187 was not […]

Bethlehem Experience brings out the best in guests and workers

Early in 2016 First Baptist pastor Alan Grisham presented a challenge to his congregation. He wanted to present a living nativity and offer it to the community as a gift. When the members first heard the dream, in general they thought no problem, we will get a few sheep, a donkey, someone to play Mary, Joseph and use a doll […]


Attorney Kelley Karckewski spoke to the representatives of all five Leon County school districts on Thursday night. Buffalo ISD Superintendent Lacy Freeman said after the meeting. “I was happy that we were able to gather under one roof and receive training that will help us operate great schools.” SORRY! A SUBSCRIPTION IS REQUIRED! You must be an active subscriber to […]

Polar Express comes to Buffalo Elementary

On Monday morning, December 12, 2016, several Bison Belles from the 59th Line went to the elementary school to help with the Polar Express event. They were asked in October to fill roles of the characters on the Polar Express. Since the elementary school would be unable to go to the real train ride this year so the teachers wanted […]

Buffalo/Oakwood 4-H teams bring home the gold!

Several members of the Buffalo and Oakwood 4-H Clubs recently entered contests in the District 8 4-H competition at Belton and came back home with 1st place honors. One team, Sasha Duck, Annika Stevens, Callie Harter and Gracie Kelly placed 1st in Intermediates. Another team, The Sizzling Supremes, won 1st place in the senior division earning them a trip to […]

Crossroad Realty hosts open house

Christmas carols, s’mores, hot chocolate and open fires are just a few of the delights that guests experienced at the open house provided by Bob and Teresa Nix of Crossroad Realty. Son’s Jason and Jordan entertained guests with Christmas carols as folks kept warm inside the office building on Highway 79. Other brave souls gathered around the fire to roast […]

Dr. Nathanial Hearne to speak at AARP

Dr. Nathanial Hearne will be guest speaker at the AARP noon meeting on Dec. 20. at the Buffalo Civic Center. Interested parties are invited to share soup and sandwiches and hear Dr. Hearne. Hearne is the president and founder of ‘Made up minds,’ and ‘The Euless loaves and fishes foundation. SORRY! A SUBSCRIPTION IS REQUIRED! You must be an active […]

Trent Ashby

District 57 House of Representatives

December 7, 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the “date which will live in infamy,” when American troops were attacked at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The date, which shot the United States into the Second World War, now commemorates the lives of men and women who bravely served so that we could continue living in a free country. For those who […]