Not everything you read on the internet is true

Perhaps the strangest thing about fake news on the internet is that anyone ever believes anything written by strangers who often use a fake “users name” if any name at all. It is all very much like third grade playground. A recent incident in Waco where a Freestone County Deputy was accused of writing a racist comment on a restaurant […]

Meet the new Bison offensive and defensive coordinators

Assisting Coach Brandon Houston with the football team this year are several other coaches. Coach Roger Masters, who attended Sam Houston State University, is the defensive coordinator for the BISD Thundering Herd. He is married with two children. This will be Masters first season in Buffalo. However, he is no stranger to the defensive coordinator position. Masters, who is a […]

BISD board proposes keeping same tax rate

On Monday, August 6, 2018, the BISD school board met for a special session. The meeting got under way at six in the evening with all members in attendance. After a presentation by Superintendent Lacy Freeman, the board unanimously proposed keeping the current tax rate for the district. The current rate is $1.17 per $100.00 for maintenance tax and $0.12657 […]

Meet the teachers set for August 13

Like it or not, it’s that time of the year again. That’s right, in just one week, children all across our community will be returning to school. There are a few important dates over the next couple of weeks that everyone should mark on their calendar. Meet the Teacher is scheduled for Monday, August 13, 2018 from 2:30PM-5:30PM on the […]

Bison Belle officers attend camp

The Belle officers and social officers attended the Showtime International line camp in Mesquite, Texas.. The girls were evaluated on the routines that were taught yesterday earning a combined score of 97 with 20 Superior Ribbons and 10 Excellent Ribbons. They were then evaluated on the camp military routine that was taught on Friday earning a score of 95…. putting […]

Korean veterans honored on Armistice anniversary

Friday, July 27th was the 65th anniversary of the sighing of the Armistice that ended the hostilities of the Korean War. Twelve veterans of that war from the East Texas area were honored during a luncheon commemorating their service. The luncheon is an annual project of the Palestine chapters of the Associates of the Vietnam Veterans of America (AVVA), Vietnam […]

Rep. Ashby joins rural colleagues in letters to Sunset Commission

AUSTIN – State Representative Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) joined dozens of legislators in two letters to the Texas Sunset Commission, expressing concern over the proposal to close 87 Department of Public Safety (DPS) offices around the state. In the letters, lawmakers noted that the Commission staff recommendation places an unfair burden on rural communities, as the majority of office closures would […]


Citizens State Bank donated 10 Pizza Hut pizzas to every team attending the Texas Teenage High School Eligible State Tournament held in Buffalo July 27-29. This tournament is a fundraiser for the Bison Baseball Support Group, a booster for the Bison baseball and softball programs. Thank you Corey Theiss and Chase Glick and all the staff at Citizens for their […]

Trent Ashby

District 57 House of Representatives

With August upon us, and the school year just around the corner, I hope you and your family are enjoying what little is left of the summer vacation. As we prepare for the school year, I wanted to remind everyone that Tax Free Weekend in Texas will be held on August 10-12th. If you’re like me, you’re always looking for […]

Security Theater – We Demand a Refund!

It is time to reform the Transportation Security Administration (T.S.A.), and save the taxpayers billions. We are charged 7 billion dollars annually to feel like criminals for simply booking a flight. For that 7 billion, we get a TSA that lets 95% of contraband threw passenger screenings. In what industry can you have an 95% failure rate and still stay […]