A photographic look inside the Leon County Jail

Leon County jail passes state inspection with flying colors

“In 11 years of jail inspections Leon County jail surpasses them all.” Leon County Jailer Ronnie Waters proudly states as the sheriff and other jailers nod in agreement. “That is what the inspector said.” He adds. The county jail did receive excellent marks in the most recent annual jail inspection. Others working at the jail are Jail Administrator Stephen Dicker, […]

Texas Senate’s free speech proposal would effect state universities



When Beto O’Rourke’s presidential campaign was looking to drum up attendance for a weekend rally in downtown Austin, the college a few blocks away might have seemed like the perfect place to go. But the University of Texas at Austin denied a request by Democratic former congressman’s campaign to spread the word there. “We’re unable to grant you permission at […]

Texas Community Futures Forum set for April 25

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has a rich history of identifying community issues and providing educational programs that address those most critical issues. In order to identify the issues that Leon County residents feel are the most important to them, the Leon County office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be hosting an issues identification forum called […]

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April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

Layla Goff, 8 drenches her lamb “Itty”. Goff has shown before in PeeWee Showmanship, but this will be her first year at the big show. She comes to the Casey facility at least every other day to take care of Itty. Itty got her name because she only weighted 26 pounds when Layla took over her management. SORRY! A SUBSCRIPTION […]

Trent Ashby

District 57 House of Representatives

With every legislative session, there comes a whole host of new ideas, opportunities, and priorities. Given the unique challenges facing each member’s district and the thousands of proposals to address our state’s most pressing issues, it’s sometimes difficult to determine which issues will rise to the top of the heap. One of the best barometers for the priorities that will […]

Cooking Country


Spring has sprung! When we got back from our trip to Arizona we found dogwoods glistening in our woods while bluebonnets and Indian paintbrushes line our country roads. Of course the yellow tops are everywhere and everything on our porches are covered with pollen. But what the heck we take the bad with the good. With thoughts of spring we […]

Keto Corner


First of all, I am not a doctor, and I am not writing this to give you any kind of medical advice or to tell you to do something. Instead I am attempting to report what is being said in various venues about the Keto way of eating and to report what has happened to me since I began that […]

Ink with Pizzazz

Answered Prayers


The last month has been challenging to say the least. I have been out of work due to my health so I have been leaning on God for all my needs. Each week I have been to the doctors office for check ups until I can see the cardiologist to get a release to go back to work. Which will […]

Ralph Harold Hale

(Ps 139:13-14):”For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” Memorial services for Ralph Harold Hale, age 68, were held on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Fairfield. […]