Meet the Leon County Candidates

The incumbents in two Leon County offices, County Judge Byron Ryder and District Clerk Beverly Wilson have drawn challengers in the upcoming Republican primary. Also, Precinct Two Commissioner David Ferguson and JP Precinct One Judge Lori Reid have challengers seeking the positions that they now hold. Gary Danford is running for county judge, Cassandra Noey is seeking the district clerk […]

Led by Buffalo county sales tax collections eke out a small gain

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $709.2 million in local sales tax allocations for January, 9.5 percent more than in January 2017. These allocations are based on sales made in November by businesses that report tax monthly. For details on January sales tax allocations to individual […]


It was a good weekend for speech and debate! Nadia Garcia 2nd place persuasive; Colby Menefee and Nadia quarter-finalists in CX; Colby high point speaker in CX; Mollie Dittmar and Andrea Garcia 1st place CX consolation bracket! Pictured are Nadia Garcia, Mollie Dittmar, Colby Menefee and Andrea Garcia. SORRY! A SUBSCRIPTION IS REQUIRED! You must be an active subscriber to […]

Letters to the Editor

The Buffalo Press encourages its readers to submit letters. We must reserve the right to edit for length or to not publish. However, every effort will be made to maintain the intent of the writer. We will publish almost all of letters to the editor. Letters to the editor reflect the opinion of the writer and not the editorial stance […]

Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Can’t Fool Me Twice Earlier this month a Navarro County landowner contacted game wardens regarding a second road hunting incident in as many weeks where someone shot a deer off his property from the road. Wardens had investigated the first incident, but were unsuccessful in […]

Cooking Country

Can you believe this weather?? Already had more cold days this year than we did all winter last year. But no complaints I love the excuse to hibernate. With the temperature below freezing I so want to talk about winter comfort foods like jumbo and chicken-n-dumplings and stew but last week we started our plans for the Super Bowl game. […]

Rueben L. Nickerson

Rueben L. Nickerson was born on August 19, 1943, in Trinity, Texas. He was one of ten children born to English Lamar & Ila Inez (Parker) Nickerson. He worked for Southwestern Bell as a building supervisor in Houston, and in 1994, moved to the Huntsville headquarters when he moved his residence to Leon County. Rueben retired after thirty-three years. He […]

Leon County Sheriff’s Report

01/03/18 Deputy Bud Trammel received a call about an aggravated assault on CR112. This case is still active.Deputy Bud Trammel was dispatched to East Saint Mary’s street in the Centerville in reference to a report of fraud. This case in under investigation.Deputy Cody Wood was dispatched to PR 3155 in response to a family disturbance. Advocate was contacted. This case […]

Texas Native Seeds project expanding to meet ecosystem restoration demand

STEPHENVILLE – The statewide search for seeds from native Texas grasses and forbs is expected to expand to East Texas in 2018, according to Texas A&M researchers. Forrest Smith, the Dan L. Duncan Endowed director of the Texas Native Seeds project for the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University- Kingsville, said the interest in re-establishment of native […]

Generation Next online agricultural business startup school to begin Feb. 18

CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others will present the Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch online school for agricultural business startups from Feb. 18- May 12. “This course is ideal for those who have recently purchased or inherited land to be used for agriculture or those who already have an agricultural operation and plan to […]