Kenneth Truett Isbell



Funeral services for Kenneth Truett Isbell, age 83, of Jewett were held at 2 PM, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville. Rev. Dwain Pollard officiated, and interment was in the Concord Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Walters Funeral Home. www.waltersfuneralhome.com Kenneth Isbell was born in Iola, Texas on November 25, 1934. His parents […]

Earl Richard Smith



Earl Richard Smith was the first child born to Zettie Boykin Smith and Ebben Richard Smith, April 3, 1950 in Oakwood, TX where he was raised. Earl proudly joined the US Army and served during the Vietnam War. After returning home he married Jackie Lyles, and to this union three children were born: Shannon, Earl, and Sherrie. Earl was a […]

Gene McDaniel Woodell



Gene McDaniel Woodell, 91, of Bryan, beloved father, husband, uncle, son, neighbor and favorite pharmaceutical detail man passed away Thursday, January 11th, 2018. A family visitation was held at Callaway- Jones Funeral Home in Bryan on Friday, January 19th, 2018, from 5 pm – 8 pm. A celebration of life service was held Saturday, January 20th, 2018, at 11 am, […]

Leon County Sheriff’s Report



1/17/18 At 8:20 AM, Deputy Cody Wood was dispatched to E. 1st St. in Normangee in reference to an animal complaint. The owner was located, and with the help of a local neighbor the animal was given proper shelter and care. The owner was given a verbal warning and informed about what would happen if future issues were to come […]

Community Calendar



All members of American Legion Post 335 please make arrangements to attend your meeting Saturday, Feb. 3rd at 6:00pm. This will be a very important meeting for us and also we must make some very important decisions. We have some great news to share. The meeting will be held at the Centerville Municipal Bldg across from the Centerville Post Office. […]

Ranchers hope to eradicate disease carrying tick from federal land



FORT WORTH, Texas — In the late 1800s and early 1900s a disease termed cattle fever caused enormous economic losses to the cattle industry. It is deadly to cattle that have not developed an immunity, and the mortality rate is estimated to be up to 90 percent in these “naive” cattle. The disease was found to be transferred from animal […]

Planting time for spring gardens is around the corner, so prep now



OVERTON – The time is now for East Texas vegetable gardeners to make preparations for planting early varieties and spring garden staples, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Gardeners have some cool-season vegetables planted already and are soon preparing to plant early vegetable varieties, such as onions, said Dr. Joe Masabni, AgriLife Extension small-acreage vegetable specialist, Overton. Masabni […]

Starting Plants From Seeds Workshop set for February 8



The Leon County Master Gardeners will be hosting a Starting Plants From Seeds Workshop on Thursday, February 8, in the Grand Room of the Leon County Extension Office. The Leon County Extension Office is located on the third floor of Leon County Annex I, 113 West Main Street in Centerville. The program will begin at 12:05 p.m. and will conclude […]

BUFFALO LIVESTOCK REPORT



Sale Date: 1-27-18Head Count: 1070Last Week: 1169Sellers: 178Buyers: 60Cutter Cows………………….55-72Fat Cows………………………50-68Canner Cows…………………40-60Slaughter Bulls Steady/DownHeavy Bulls………………….65-85Light Bulls……………………65-90Cow/Calf Pairs & Bred Cows Choice Pairs…………………………….N/TGood Pairs……………..1400-1700Plain Pairs……………..1000-1350Bred Cows 3-6 Yr Old……….750-1500Steer/Bull Calves & YearlingsSome plainer, hard to placecalves below these figures.150-200 lbs……………….155-275200-300 lbs……………….150-250300-400 lbs……………….145-212400-500 lbs……………….135-202500-600 lbs……………….130-190 600-700 lbs……………….120-165700-800 lbs……………….110-144Heifer Calves & YearlingsSome plainer, hard to placecalves below these figures.150-200 lbs……………….145-250200-300 lbs……………….140-210300-400 lbs……………….135-195400-500 lbs……………….125-190500-600 […]

BRAZOS VALLEY LIVESTOCK REPORT



Date of Sale: 1-23-18Total Receipts: 946Total Sellers: 153Total Buyers: 60Feeder Steers- Med/Large #1200-300…………………….. 200-220300-400…………………….. 192-210400-500…………………….. 170-200500-600…………………….. 168-189600-700…………………….. 142-164700-800…………………….. 132-146Med/Large #1-2’s200-300…………………….. 180-190300-400…………………….. 180-190 400-500…………………….. 155-165500-600…………………….. 150-165600-700…………………….. 135-140Feeder Heifers – Med/Large #1200-300…………………….. 167-177300-400…………………….. 161-177400-500…………………….. 150-168500-600…………………….. 145-157600-700…………………….. 130-143700-800…………………….. 118-122Feeder Heifers – Med/Large #1-2200-300…………………….. 155-165300-400…………………….. 150-160400-500…………………….. 135-145500-600…………………….. 130-140 600-700…………………….. 122-129Stocker CowsPalpated Cows………….. 850-1300Cow/Calf PairsChoice……………………………… NAGood………………………………… NAPlain……………………….. 950-1300Slaughter BullsHigh Yield 1-2…………… 78-87.50Lower Yielding……………… 67-77Slaughter CowsShelly […]