2019-06-11 E-Edition

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High Speed Rail representative tells Leon Co. Commissioners Court that work is proceeding


County Judge Byron Ryder was in Omaha on Monday morning so Precinct One Commissioner Joey Sullivan presided over a quick, (eighteen minutes) court session. After prayers and pledges, a woman in the audience wanted to speak in the Public Comments section. Sullivan politely pointed out that she had failed to sign the speakers list and would have to wait until […]

Gov. Greg Abbott deploys DPS to combat Dallas violent crime spike



Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that he has directed the Texas Department of Public Safety to send officers to Dallas to help the city’s police respond to a recent spike in violent crime. The state agency will send troopers, special agents and communication specialists, among other resources, Abbott’s office said. The Texas Rangers will also be available to assist with […]

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill declaring children’s lemonade stands legal



Great news, children of Texas: Your unlicensed lemonade stands soon won’t be criminal enterprises. Gov. Greg Abbott late Monday signed a bill that prohibits cities and neighborhood associations from enacting rules that block or regulate children trying to sell nonalcoholic drinks like lemonade on private property. The law targets local health codes and neighborhood rules that intentionally or unintentionally ban […]

American Legion vets to host horse and animal market

On July 27th the vets of American Legion Post 335 at 346 N. Highway 75 Centerville, will host a horse and animal market. Is your tack room full of old halters, saddles and stirrups. Is your closet packed with barely worn breeches and boots? This would be a great chance to get rid of them and to help some vets […]

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Two members of the Buffalo Keto Club find ‘Wellness” menu in Madisonville


Wayne and Joyce Stark, two members of the Buffalo Keto Club were surprised to find a Keto friendly menu in Madisonville during a recent stop at Walkers Cafe on the square in Madisonville. They reported that there were bunless burgers and other dishes that were delicious and reasonably priced. The increasingly popular diet that helps with arthritis pain and brain […]

Basics of Home Food Preservation seminar planned

The Leon County Extension Service is planning to conduct a free seminar on the basics of home food preservation on Wednesday June 26 at the Centerville First Baptist Church from ten to eleven. This seminar is being hosted by the Leon County Family and Community Health Advisory Committee. Other upcoming sessions include: – Driving Safety – Wed., Sept. 25, 10:00-11:00 […]

Keto Corner


First of all, I am not a doctor, and I am not writing this to give you any kind of medical advice. 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 journey. Do your own due diligence and […]

Bobbie Jean (Gilbert) Ellis

Bobbie Jean (Gilbert) Ellis, age 88, passed away June 3, 2019 in Conroe, Texas. Funeral services were held 2 P.M., Friday, June 7, 2019 at Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas. Rev. Reagan Cooksey officiated the service, and interment followed in Evans Chapel Cemetery near Leona, Texas. Bobbie Jean (Gilbert) Ellis was born April 11, 1931 in Leon County, Texas. […]