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A heat wave is defined as a prolonged period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity. In the Netherlands, a heat wave is defined as a period of at least five consecutive days in which the maximum temperature exceeds 77 degrees, provided that on at least three days in this period the maximum temperature exceeds 86 […]


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BISD appealing preliminary accountability ratings for 2011

The Texas Education Agency has released its preliminary accountability ratings for 2011 for all the school districts and campuses across the state. BISD has filed an appeal with TEA based on errors in the student data coding used in determining the district’s ratings. The results of the appeal should be known by October. Buffalo ISD and all campuses met the […]

Local conditions perfect for grass fires

The hot dry weather has created a perfect environment for fires and the local volunteer fire departments are pulling double duty keeping them under control. On Thursday, August 4, a grass fire on CR 313, in the Weedon Addition caused five fire departments to come to fight the flames. Buffalo, Jewett, Marquez, Oakwood and Flo VFD worked together to stop […]

Helipad opens in Centerville

On Wednesday August 3rd at 10:30 a.m. an Air Ambulance helicopter landed on a pad in Centerville behind the Exxon station on the south-bound feeder road. EnCana Oil provided the majority of the funds to build the pad which is 60’ by 60’. Several individuals and other companies helped in the funding and construction. Having these dedicated helipads saves valuable […]

Commissioners’ Court handles business in the “dog days of summer”

The Leon County Commissioners’ Court held its regular meeting on August 8, 2011 at the Leon County Annex Courtroom. All Commissioners were present and Judge Byron Ryder presided. Following pledges and prayer, led by Billie Bob Evans, Leslie Maciel spoke in Public Comments. She read a note to Commissioner David Ferguson thanking him for his quick response concerning her complaint […]

Grand Jury indicts two true bills

Special Prosecutor Steven Todd, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Prosecutions Division of the Texas Attorney General’s office, met with the Leon County Grand Jury members on June 28, 2011 and presented two cases of crimes alleged to have occurred in Leon County, for their review. An indictment (true bill) was returned on both cases. The name of the defendant, date of […]

City of Centerville to hold election for two Council seats

The Centerville City Council held its regular meeting on Thursday, August 4, 2011 in the Municipal Building Meeting room. Council members present were Tammie Mason, Bobby Walters, and Warren Baillio. Mayor N.R. Goolsby presided. The first item on the agenda was to swear in Mike Howle as a new councilmember. However City Secretary Lindsie Wood said Mr. Howle was not […]

Community Calendar

The Vietnam Veterans Of America Chapter 991, will meet for their regular scheduled monthly meeting, Tuesday evening August 9, 2011 at the Disabled American Veterans Hall located at 927 Gardner Drive Palestine, TX. That location is just outside loop 256 north on Hwy 155 going toward Tyler,1/2 mile .The DAV Hall sets just behind Matterns Tire Co. Our meeting times […]