Trent Ashby

District 57 House of Representatives

After several weeks of thunderstorms, tornados, and severe weather across East Texas, my heart goes out to the individuals and families who are mourning the loss of a loved one, or whose property was damaged by the storms. As we rebuild and recover, my family and I will continue to keep our fellow East Texans in our thoughts and prayers, […]

A Darling of the Community needs our Love and Support


Many of y’all may know or have been touched by the giving vibrant spirit of Darla Williams. Darla is fairly well known by many as a positive community activist and a prominent local children’s book author who has held reading events at nearly all of the area schools and libraries. She is also a part of the Leon County writers […]

Plants for Healthy Houses Workshop set for May 14

The Leon County Master Gardeners will be hosting a workshop focused on Plants for Healthy Houses on Tuesday, May 14, in the Great Room of Leon County Annex II. The Great Room of Leon County Annex II is located at 155 North Cass Street in Centerville, on the third floor. The program will begin at 12:05 p.m. and will conclude […]

Walter John Brautigam

Walter John Brautigam, age 76, was born on February 1, 1943, in Conroe, Texas. John departed this life to spend eternity with Jesus, his Lord and Savior. He passed away on April 23, 2019 at his home near Centerville, Texas. John was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Cecilia Chunda Brautigam of Decker Prairie, Texas. John will be […]

Bobby Jones

Graveside services for Bobby Jones, age 79, were held 2 P.M., Monday, April 29, 2019 at the Jones Family Cemetery in rural Leon County, Texas. Bobby Clinton Jones was born August 17, 1939 in Cass County, Texas. He was one of nine children born to Ernest & Roxie (Cook) Jones. Bobby served his country in the United States Air Force. […]

Lillian Pierce

Lillian Pierce, age 90, of Centerville, Texas, went home to be with the Lord on the evening of April 19, 2019 in Bryan, Texas following a brief illness. A celebration of her life was held 2 P.M., Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas. Bro. Louis Mize officiated the service. Mrs. Pierce was then laid to […]

Hilltop Lakes Golf News


The Hilltop Lakes MGA event for April 24, 2019 was a 4-man “How Low Can You Go” with the single best net score posted on each hole. Thirty-six players signed up for the event, but only 29 players attended the 9:00 AM event with thunderstorms rapidly approaching the area. The sky fell in about noon with heavy rain and lightning, […]

Leon County Sheriff’s Report


04/17/19 At 3:34 AM, Investigator Michael Merchant was dispatched to Buffalo Ave. in Buffalo, in reference to a report of harassment. A report was made of the incident and this case is still active. At 9:38 AM, Deputy Chad Hill was dispatched to CR 317 in Jewett, in reference to loose livestock. A report was made of the incident. At […]

Community Calendar

Oakwood VFD Fish Fry Fundraiser, Saturday May 4th at the Oakwood Fire Station. 11:00 am until sold out! The Buffalo Prime Timers Book Club meets at 1 p.m. every fourth Thursday at the Buffalo Library, unless otherwise posted. Anyone interested in good books and great fellowship is invited to attend. Everyone is Invited – Community Bible Study. MEETS EVERY MONDAY […]

Fresh salsa in jeopardy if trade pact not renewed

Texas consumers could see tomato price spike

SAN ANTONIO – Tomato prices could increase as much as 40% to 80% this year if the U.S. Department of Commerce withdraws from the Tomato Suspension Agreement by May 7. This will affect Texas consumers and the produce industry significantly, according to experts. Industry leaders were updated on the implications at the Texas International Produce Association Viva Fresh Show in […]