The search is on for the Leon County quilt



Country Living Quilts is leading the search for a quilt to represent Leon County at the 2018 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. “I am very excited nd honored to take part in such a great event.” Said Teri Walker, owner of the quilt shop. “The biggest thing to know is that the quilt must have been constructed within the geographical […]

Domestic violence office seeks tombstone for murdered child



On October 10, 2017 Tanya Foster held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony at the new office for The Leon County Domestic Violence Advocate Program. Inside her conference room, in the corner, stands a cutout, the size of an 18-month old child and on the cutout reads the following: My name is Bryson Wayne Richards. My nickname is Punkin’ Head. I was […]

BISD Tax Ratification Election to be held in November



The October 16, 2017, regularly scheduled board meeting for the BISD. began at six o’clock Monday evening. All members were in attendance with the exceptions of Jack Helmcamp and John Rodell. The meeting was called to order by board president Jennifer Humphries. The biggest topic of the night was the discussion of the upcoming tax ratification election on November 7, […]

New businesses give Marquez and Oakwood the lead in percent of sales tax increase



(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $660.4 million in local sales tax allocations for October, 1.6 percent more than in October 2016. These allocations are based on sales made in August by businesses that report tax monthly. For details on October sales tax allocations to individual […]

Ribbon Cutting at new Domestic Violence office



With October being the official Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Tanya Foster felt it was the perfect time to hold the ribbon cutting for her new office in Buffalo on Tuesday, October 10 she also held an open house for the safe house in Buffalo called Judy’s House. Foster heads the Leon County Domestic Violence Advocate Program and recently opened an […]

Trent Ashby

District 57 House of Representatives

As the nights become cooler and the autumn acorns crunch beneath our feet, we’re reminded once again that the fall season is upon us. This is the time of year we get to experience community festivals, homecoming parades, Friday night lights, and countless trips to the deer blind. This is one of my favorite times of the year, and I […]

Cooking Country



Here we are at October 17, 2017 and the weather has cooled off a little. Looking at the Weather AP on my phone it looks like we will stay below ninety degrees this week, which means it is time for soup. I have several friend, who are around my age, that is “past the cooking for family stage” unless they […]

Samuel Thomas Richards



Samuel Thomas Richards was born in Mount Carroll, IL on July 12, 1918. He passed away on October 11, 2017, at home in Centerville, TX. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Richards; his parents, Sam and Lena Richards; five brothers; four sisters; and granddaughter Karmyn Crabb. He is survived by one sister, Gloria Bergen, of Dickinson, TX; […]

Roy Simpson



Roy Simpson, age 94 passed away in Montgomery, Texas on October 7, 2017. He was born October 27, 1922 in Robbins, Texas. His parents were William Theron Simpson and Mary Lee (Porter) Simpson. He left high school in the eleventh grade, in 1942, and joined the U.S. Army. He and his twin brother, Ray, served in the tank division in […]

Deer forecast for Leon County



This has been a good year for wildlife in Leon County, due to a very mild temperatures this past winter, spring, summer and plenty of rain, the woods have remain green with stuff for them to eat. While conducting night time deer counts in Leon County, Texas Parks and Wildlife reported seeing a very strong fawn crop and bigger and […]