John Thomas Gordon, III

Memorial services for John Gordon, age 59, were held 2 P.M., Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Memorial Baptist Church in Oakwood, Texas. Bro. Walter Pickens, pastor of the church, officiated the service. John Thomas Gordon, III was born July 31, 1959 in Conroe, Texas to John Thomas, Jr. & Iris “Opal” (Howell) Gordon. He graduated from Texas A&M University with […]

Willie Polk, Jr.

Willie Polk, Jr. was born November 27, 1929 in Leon County, Texas to the parentage of Willie Polk, Sr. and Everlene Davis. He attended school in Leon County and was baptized at an early age. Mr. Polk worked for Proctor & Gamble and had lived in the Leon County area his entire life. He was a member of the Two […]

Danny Ray Powers

Funeral services for Danny Ray Powers, 65, was held on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett. Bro. Matthew Travis officiated. Interment followed the services at Jewett Cemetery. Visitation was held on Friday with the family present from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Powers passed away on Monday, June […]

Joseph Starrett “Joe Boy” Vestal

Joseph Starrett “Joe Boy” Vestal, 81, of the Clear Creek Community in rural Marquez, Texas passed away on Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at the home of his brother and sister-in-law about 500 yards from where he was born. Graveside services for Joe were held on Saturday, June 08, 2019 at 10:30 am at the Clear Creek Cemetery; Reverend Billy Bob […]

Mary Kathern Williams

Funeral Services for Mary Kathern Williams, age 54, of the Flo Community in Leon County, were held 2 P.M., Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Walters’ Buffalo Funeral Home in Buffalo, Texas. Bro. Ray Grissett officiated the service. Following the funeral service, Mary was laid to rest near her father in Wheelock Cemetery. Pallbearers: Zayne Fulmer, Adam Williams, Patrick Williams, Chad […]

Leon County Sheriff’s Report


05/29/19 At 12:35 AM, Deputy Lewis Wall was dispatched to NB I45 in Buffalo, in reference to a stranded motorist. The motorist was helped and then the call was cleared. At 8:39 AM, Deputy Bill Goodwin was dispatched to CR 3051 in Buffalo, in reference to a dispute over a property line. It was explained to the reporting party that […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report: Fruit season looks above average for producers

UVALDE – Harvest has been peachy so far for fruit producers this season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension fruit specialist, Uvalde, said late freezes, spring storms and heavy rains have not negatively affected most orchards and warm-season fruit varieties this season. Peach and blackberry producers around the state have been reporting […]

Buffalo Livestock Report

Sale Date: 6-8-19 Head Count: 1415 Last Week: 1018 Sellers: 221 Buyers: 73 Cutter Cows………………….48-62 Fat Cows………………………46-60 Canner Cows…………………15-42 Slaughter Bulls Steady/Down Heavy Bulls………………….72-86 Light Bulls……………………57-76 Cow/Calf Pairs & Bred Cows Choice Pairs……………………………….nt Good Pairs……………..1100-1375 Plain Pairs………………..750-950 Bred Cows 3-6 Yr Old………..750-1300 Steer/Bull Calves & Yearlings Some plainer, hard to place calves below these figures. 150-200 lbs……………….145-176 200-300 lbs……………….140-200 300-400 […]

Brazos Valley Livestock Report

Date of Sale: 6-4-19 Total Receipts: 711 Total Sellers: 109 Total Buyers: 38 Feeder Steers- Med/Large #1 200-300…………………….. 165-185 300-400…………………….. 160-176 400-500…………………….. 150-160 500-600…………………….. 136-144 600-700…………………….. 130-138 700-800…………………….. 124-128 Med/Large #1-2’s 200-300…………………….. 150-160 300-400…………………….. 150-160 400-500…………………….. 140-148 500-600…………………….. 130-135 600-700…………………….. 120-128 Feeder Heifers – Med/Large #1 200-300…………………….. 155-165 300-400…………………….. 145-159 400-500…………………….. 138-152 500-600…………………….. 125-135 600-700…………………….. 120-133 700-800…………………….. 104-112 Feeder Heifers […]

East Texas Livestock Report

Date: 6-4-19 Volume: 1232 Sellers: 181 Total Buyers: — Packer Buyers: 28 Feeder Orders: 16 Slaughter Cows Canners…………………… 43-49.00 Boning/Utility………….. 50-57.00 Cutters…………………….. 58-64.00 Slaughter Bulls……….. 77-86.00 Bred Cows……………… 650-1000 Cow/Calf Pairs………….850-1250 Feeder Steers/Bulls Large Frame #1’s 150-200………………..165-202.50 205-300…………………….161-198 305-400…………………….140-178 405-500…………………….129-163 505-600……………………. 113-153 605-800……………………. 110-141 Feeder Heifers – Large Frame#1 110-200…………………….138-200 205-300…………………….125-186 305-400…………………….118-167 405-500……………………. 110-147 505-600…………………….103-142 605-800…………………….100-139 Compared to last week: […]