Cooking Country


Last week I told you about our Barnett Family reunion and the foods we consumed. Well, we had another one this week and it was on the Matney side of the family. Paul had a birthday and his siblings and spouses came out to the country to celebrate. Of course, they would get tired of the peace and quite real […]

Trent Ashby

District 57 House of Representatives

As heavy showers and severe weather continue to stir around the East Texas area, I want to encourage you and your family to take the proper precautions to ensure your safety. If you haven’t already, have a discussion about where to seek shelter in the event of a tornado, and make sure you have plenty of supplies like bottled water […]

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 […]

Several Lady Bison were selected to the All-District softball teams

District Newcomer of the Year: Addison Lathrop. Selected to the 1st team All-District team was Mackenzie Barnes – Catcher, Melanie McGill – 1st base, Rylee Reeves – Shortstop. Named to the 2nd Team All-District: Taylor Beshears – 2nd base, Makenzie Simpson – outfield. Named to the Academic All-District: Iris Valles, Andrea Daniel, Rylee Reeves, Mackenzie Barnes, Justice Shuffield, Melanie McGill, […]

BRADY BRIEFING: April jobs report crushes expectations

Joe Biden received a whopping four Pinocchio’s from The Washington Post for claiming that Republican tax cuts only went to corporations and the richest Americans. It’s more of the same Democratic narrative, peddling falsehoods about America’s booming economy. Released last week, the April jobs report crushed all expectations – 263,000 new jobs, the seventh straight month of wage growth, and […]

After Supreme Court ruling, Texas bills would bring in $850 million in online sales tax



Texans who shop online could soon see purchase prices go up — filling the state treasury by roughly a half-billion dollars over the next two years — thanks to a proposed new mechanism for collecting sales tax on out-of-state sellers. A pair of bills unanimously advanced by the Texas Senate on Friday would allow the state to collect sales tax […]

Juanita Mae Wooley

Juanita Mae Wooley was born October 27, 1932 in the Nineveh Community of Leon County, Texas. Her parents were Wallace & Willie (Langley) McCarty. Mae worked at Dairy Queen in Centerville as a cook for a number of years. She was also employed as a cook at various other restaurants. Her family would always comment that Mae’s cooking was the […]

Hilltop Lakes Golf News


The threat of more nasty weather was looming at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The rain held off until later in the day, and the Hilltop Lakes MGA was able to get the weekly round posted. The format this week was Pick- Your-Own-Partner, and 27 guys lined up to play in the 2 man event. Dr. Ralph Hambrick […]

Leon County Sheriff’s Report


04/24/19 At 8:33 AM, Deputy Cody Wood was dispatched to FM 1119 in Centerville, in reference to a stranded motorist. The motorist was assisted with getting help and the call was then cleared. At 3:27 PM, Deputy Cody Wood was dispatched to Clute Rd. in Leona, in reference to a disturbance. A Family Advocate was contacted and a report was […]

Community Calendar

The Pineywoods Home Health Care Services, several local Nursing Homes, and Veterans Service Officer personnel will sponsor a luncheon for veterans at noon on Friday, May 10th. The event is hosted by the Palestine Chapters of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) and the Disabled America Veterans (DAV). It will be held in the DAV/ VVA Hall at 927 Gardner […]