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After discussion indicating that Carolyn Ballard is planning to retire from the Buffalo Independent School District (BISD) tax office in June, the commissioners approved a request from BISD that the Leon County Tax Assessor- Collector’s office taking over the assessment and collection of taxes for BISD. This is a win win situation for both entities as it lowers the cost […]
A sweeping property tax reform bill that aims to slow rising property tax growth will soon head to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk for approval, capping a years-long effort to address a pocketbook issue that has animated Republican leaders and angered their voters. If signed by the governor — who has proclaimed his support for it — the Texas Property Tax […]
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz committed on Thursday to partner up with his political opposite, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, to move legislation that would ban members of Congress from becoming corporate lobbyists after they leave public life. The coming together played out over Twitter. Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, tweeted Thursday afternoon a statistic from Public Citizen, an ethics […]
Tanya Foster, the Executive Director of the Leon County Domestic Violence Advocate Program described the program at this months AARP meeting. The story of the meeting and another photo are on page 2. SORRY! A SUBSCRIPTION IS REQUIRED! You must be an active subscriber to access this content! Please Login below or Subscribe!
AUSTIN – With four Central Texas lakes receiving upgraded zebra mussel classifications this month, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is urging the thousands of boaters and paddlers expected to hit the water this summer to clean, drain and dry their watercraft and equipment to help avoid spreading invasive species to new locations. “Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial […]
The Buffalo AARP Chapter held its monthly meeting at the Buffalo Civic Center on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The group celebrated the 60th anniversary of Francis and Robert Rogers. The guest speaker for this month’s meeting was Tanya Foster, the Executive Director of the Leon County Domestic Violence Advocate Program. Mrs Foster has ran the program for more than 19 […]
The Hilltop Lakes MGA event for May 29, 2019 was a 4-man handicap event where the 2 lowest net scores on each hole were counted. First place ended up a two-way tie at 116. The first team with that score was the team of David Gray, Randy Schimara, Larry Sheets, and Roy Hill. The second team with that score was […]