Fort Boggy to hold free kids fishing clinic

When was the last time you drug out your boots, slathered on sun screen and spent the day trying to land the big one? Do you remember the first time you caught a fish? Who were you with? Why did you go? In our exceptionally busy world, full of cell phones, Facebook and Twitter, it might just be a really […]

Commissioners told airport plans off table for now, radio system in bad shape

A company named Black and Veatch gave Leon County radio communication equipment a failing grade in a report to county commissioners on Wednesday, January 24. “The infrastructure is in bad shape. It has not been properly installed. You are only one failure away from no radio.” The company representative told the court. Black and Veatch was hired to do an […]

A ‘blue’ & ‘super’ moon to enlighten the night sky

We are about to be treated to a cosmic three-for-one deal this week when the second full moon in January occurs on January 31. Not only is it a “blue moon” but also it is a “super moon” and it will undergo a to- tal lunar eclipse in some places. This event marks the first time anyone on Earth has […]

Don’t fumble: Tackle drunk driving before the clock starts

Kickoff for one of America’s favorite pastimes is almost ready to start. For many football fans, when it’s time for Super Bowl LII, everyone’s a fan … and Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk. Leon County highway safety and law enforcement officials are huddling up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a special Fans Don’t Let Fans […]

Leon County 4-H Council Member Spotlight

Our spotlight this month is on Zoie Stevens of the Oakwood 4-H Club. She is in the 10th grade and has been a member of 4-H for 7 years. She is currently on the Leon County 4-H Council serving as the Health and Safety officer. As a 4-H member, she has held offices in her club for 6 years and […]

Rifle resistant vests to be provided for deputies

Leon County Sheriff Kevin Ellis informed the court that he would be applying for 23 rifle resistant vests being made available to the county at no cost through the state following an initiative by Governor Greg Abbot. The $29,000 worth of vests will be worn over the regular vests in tactical situations where they might be needed. SORRY! A SUBSCRIPTION […]

US Congressman Kevin Brady

Brady Briefing: Building American Prosperity

President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union Speech this week. My guest is Jim “Mac” McInvale, a successful businessman, founder of Gallery Furniture and world-class philanthropist who embodies the American Dream. President Trump’s first year has energized the sluggish U.S. economy he inherited by balancing regulation and enacting the first tax reform bill in 31 years—which I’m […]

Cooking Country

Here we are at the last few days of January 2018. The temperatures since Christmas have been much colder than the last few years so, in my house, cold weather calls for soups and chilies. When I was growing up the only chili I remember eating was Wolf Brand, and I loved it, still do. When I made enchiladas for […]

Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.You Can Run, but You Cannot Hide In addition to enforcing game and fish laws, wardens are certified state police and routinely assist other law enforcement. At about 2 a.m. on Nov. 25, a Frio County game warden was patrolling the county in search of illegal […]

Timothy H. Dixon Sr.

Timothy H. Dixon Sr., 59 of Teague Tx, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on January 22, 2018. The wake will be held at 6-8 p.m. Friday, February 2, 2018 at Salem Missionary Baptist Church, Dew, Tx. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday February 3, 2018 at Salem Missionary Baptist Church, Dew, […]