“Man Alive” was music to the ears of rescuers in Grapeland

“Man Alive!” It’s not just an expression! But on Sunday, it was reality! Leon County East Texas Mounted Search and Rescue team successfully found and released Frank Roth and his dog Sunshine from the vines in which Roth was tangled. Although the vines did not catch Sunshine, he never left his master’s side. On Friday, November 10, at about 5:00 […]

Commissioners approve funds for Sergeant Area Office in Buffalo

The Leon County Commissioner Court in its regular called meeting on November 13, approved the use of funds from a special account created by fines paid from DPS tickets to rebuild and furnish an area in the existing Buffalo DPS office for a Sergeant Area Office. County Judge Byron Ryder pointed out that no monies would come from the General […]

BISD reviews financial audit

The Monday, November 13, 2017, meeting of the Buffalo ISD school board began at six o’clock with all members in attendance with the exception of Pat Bell. Mr. Lambright presented the board with the 2016- 2017 financial audit. He stated that the district collected ninety-five percent of property taxes last year. The district also had an increased revenue of approximately […]

Buffalo September sales tax collections increase bringing YTD into positive territory

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $774.9 million in local sales tax allocations for November, 5 percent more than in November 2016. These allocations are based on sales made in September by businesses that report tax monthly, and sales made in July, August and September by […]


The Buffalo Elementary School’s Veteran’s Day program drew a full crowd on Friday. There was little standing room left. Proud veterans, parents and grandparents watched the children honor past, current and future vets. Photo by Mac Shadix SORRY! A SUBSCRIPTION IS REQUIRED! You must be an active subscriber to access this content! Please Login below or Subscribe!

Waterfowl hunters reminded to help prevent spread of invasive species

AUSTIN – With duck hunting season getting underway in most of the state in early November, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is reminding waterfowl hunters to clean, drain and dry boats and equipment before traveling from lake to lake to help avoid spreading invasive species like giant salvinia and zebra mussels. “Invasive species like giant salvinia can quickly […]

Trent Ashby

Representative Ashby’s Capitol Update Sutherland Springs Response It is unthinkable to imagine that a place of worship would also serve as a place of angst or worry for those attending a service on Sunday morning. Having said that, Nickie and I send our deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers to the families of the twenty six people who went to a […]

Cooking Country

One week closer to Thanksgiving and that means it’s only about a week and a half until December. For us everything seems to take off at Thanksgiving. I refuse to decorate for Christmas until Thanksgiving is done. But before we get into the Christmas mood we still have cooking to do for the Thanksgiving feast. I probably wrote this before […]

Annie Lou Bladen

A homegoing service for Annie Lou Bladen, age 61, was held at 12 Noon, Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas. Rev. Winston Spencer officiated the service. Interment followed in the Ward Cemetery, south of Centerville. Annie Lou Bladen was born on December 23, 1955 in Leona, Texas to Albert Lee & Maggie L. (Green) […]

Penny Evette Petry

Penny Petry, 60, of Buffalo, Texas, passed peacefully in her sleep on June 22, 2017, in her residence. Born March 15, 1957 in Pasadena, TX. she is predeceased by her parents, William H. Perkins. and Hazel Perkins of Hilltop Lakes, TX. and sister Billie Hampton (Perkins). Penny grew up with 2 sisters, Billie Hampton (Perkins), Karen Holcomb (Perkins), and brother, […]