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The TEEA District 8 annual spring conference luncheon was provided with entertainment by the National Sojourners. This undoubtedly was the highlight for many of the attendees. A related story and photos are on page 9 in this edition. Contributed photo SORRY! A SUBSCRIPTION IS REQUIRED! You must be an active subscriber to access this content! Please Login below or Subscribe! […]

Lauri (Gilliam) Davis



Funeral services for Lauri (Gilliam) Davis, age 57, of Buffalo, were held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 25, 2018 at the Calvary Christian Center near Oakwood. Bro. Jack Smith, pastor of the church, officiated the service. Following the funeral, Lauri will be cremated, according to her wishes, and celebrated at a private family service. Arrangements were under the direction of […]

Voter turnout in Texas Democratic runoff lowest in nearly 100 years



A tiny fraction of Texas registered voters had an outsized impact on the May 22 runoffs. Here’s a look at what you need to know about Tuesday night’s election returns — and what they mean for the November general election: Democrat Lupe Valdez will take on Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in November. Lupe Valdez has made history. Some 14 years […]

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Teachers retiring from Buffalo ISD were honored with a reception following the Teachers Award Program on Thursday, May 24. Left to right: Johnnie Brogdon, Beverly Cummings, Donna Lewis, Tracy Gleghorn, Tammy Oldham and Lana Morgan-Belyeu. Photo by Mac Shadix SORRY! A SUBSCRIPTION IS REQUIRED! You must be an active subscriber to access this content! Please Login below or Subscribe!

Leon Gas Company has served Leon County since 1948



In 1948 Doyle Reed and a few others established Leon Gas Company. In 1951 R. Edwin Reed, Sr. purchased a third-share in the company and in 1967, Edwin and his wife Audee purchased the remaining shares making it a family affair. Originally servicing Leon County, they have since expanded to Robinson, Madison, N Brazos, S Freestone and S Limestone counties. […]

Caleb Eagans to attend East Central University on football scholarship



Leon ISD graduate Caleb Eagans has committed and will be attending East Central University on a football scholarship in Ada, Oklahoma. Eagans graduated Texas A&M University in the Health and Kinesiology Program with his Bachelors of Science in University Studies Sports Conditioning with a Minor in Business Administration. He graduated with Latin Honors that requires an overall minimum GPA of […]

Peter Churchman

Libertarian Nominee for the 17th District

Betting on Ourselves and Winning Freedom Victory for Freedom In a victory for American freedom this week the Supreme Court returned power back to the states in a ruling that ended federal prohibition of sports gambling. It is rare in today’s legislative landscape that states regain power from the federal government. Regardless of the direction one’s moral compass points in […]

Trent Ashby

District 57 House of Representatives

With Memorial Day and a long weekend upon us, many of you will take trips to the lake, play a round of golf, or have friends over to enjoy a cookout. And while it’s nice to spend a little extra time with loved ones, we must keep in mind the significance and purpose of this reverent day of remembrance. It […]

U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady

Brady Briefing: Republicans are Working to Renew the American Dream

Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, small businesses are reporting fantastic news for future investment in their workers and companies. More than 44 percent of these businesses plan to give their workers a raise. More than half anticipate expanding their business and making new investments, and over a quarter of them plan to hire new workers. These tax […]

Durwood F. Bottoms



Funeral services for Durwood Bottoms, 94, were held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett. Bro. Allen Crosby officiated. Interment followed the services at Sardis Cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the service on Wednesday beginning at 10:30 a.m. Mr. Bottoms passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018, in Houston. Durwood Ferris Bottoms […]