Appraisal results out of compliance with State numbers



The BISD Board of Trustees were handed some disappointing news at Monday’s meeting when Superintendent Lacy Freeman reported that the Leon County Appraisal numbers were out of compliance. The District lost significant funding from the State when the appraisal numbers were out of compliance for three years in a row. According to Superintendent Freeman, last year’s appraisals were in compliance […]

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Flu bug hit Leon but stayed away from other County schools



The hard-hitting flu bug has found its way into some local schools but, fortunately, most Leon County schools have managed to miss the worst affects of the sickness. Leon ISD cancelled classes and extra activities on 2-9 and 2-10-17, that’s Thursday and Friday. According to a report from KBTX of Bryan, 187 Leon students out of 800 were out due […]

Four running for two Flo Water board positions



Four people are seeking the two positions that are up for election this year on the Flo Water Board of Directors. In their Regular Scheduled Monthly at Stewart Memorial Methodist Church, Business Manager Lela Patterson announced that four people had signed up to run. Those four are L.J. Ogle, Joe Graves, Doris Pittman and Mac Shadix. Ballots will be mailed […]

Rep. Ashby seeking perks for volunteer firefighters



AUSTIN – State Representative Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) has filed legislation that would remove the fee associated with hunting and fishing licenses for Texas’ volunteer firefighters. House Bill 2013 would amend the Parks and Wildlife Code for the purpose of providing free hunting and fishing licenses for volunteer firefighters. A volunteer firefighter would qualify for the exemption after completing a full […]

BISD Hearing to discuss Texas Academic Performance Report results



The BISD Board of Trustees held a state required Public Hearing to discuss the results of the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) on Monday, February 21, 2017. All trustees were in attendance. Dr. Georgeana Adams Molina explained the highlights of the results of last year’s TAPR in her allotted 15-minute time limit. Superintendent Lacy Freeman expressed his concern that the […]

BHS FCCLA teams advance to State competition



On February 18 6 teams of Buffalo High School students traveled to Galveston to participate in the Regional Contest for FCCLA. Wendy Neyland was the sponsor and of her six entries four qualified for State Contest. Chelsea Harter was elected as Region IV Officer for next year and is the new Region IV VP of Competitive Events. Buffalo FCCLA members […]

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District 57 House of Representatives

It’s been a very busy week at the Capitol, so let’s jump right into what’s happening at your State Capitol. . . Lufkin – Angelina County Day Recently, we celebrated Lufkin/Angelina County Day in Austin. Many of you made the long drive to Austin to be with us for this special occasion, and I can’t thank you enough for making […]

Cooking Country



Last week’s column was sooo long, I guess to make up for the weeks I didn’t write, but this one will be much easier to plow through. Remember last week we made homemade pasta, and oh my, it was good. This week we are making homemade marinara sauce and homemade Alfredo sauce. Being raised in the back woods of Leon […]

Flag Retirement Ceremony



Time to Retire Old Flags: If you have a U.S. Flag which has become tattered and needs to be properly retired, please contact Regent Mae Bruce, 936-855-2713 for arrangements to pick up. The Colonel George Dashiell Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution are planning to hold a Retirement Ceremony in the spring for those Flags which can no longer […]