2019-07-16 E-Edition

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Game-changing, bipartisan wildlife legislation introduced in Congress

AUSTIN – Fish and wildlife populations are under increasing pressure from habitat loss, invasive species, emerging diseases, and extreme weather events in Texas and throughout the country. As many as one-third of our nation’s species are on the brink of becoming threatened or endangered. A bill just introduced in Congress seeks to reverse this trend. House Resolution 3742, known as […]

UT-Austin will provide free tuition to lower income undergraduates



Seeking to make college more affordable, the University of Texas will use some of its oil money to dramatically expand the financial aid it offers to low- and middle-income undergraduates on its flagship Austin campus. The system’s governing board approved a special $160 million distribution from its endowment Tuesday, which school officials expect will fully cover the tuition and fees […]

Corrections concerning Norma Clinkscales Allbritton


Information from Johnnie Mae Allbritton has clarified some of the reporting in last weeks paper about the Allbritton murder. Norma Allbritton was never a caregiver to Johnnie Allbritton’s wife Lucy Mae Allbritton. She suffered a massive brain aneurism and passed away within a few hours on the same day. Johnnie and Norma had been married for more than ten years […]

Tropical Storm Barry armyworm outbreak possible in Leon County

OVERTON – Fall armyworms could follow rainfall delivered by Tropical Storm Barry, warns a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agents in a few Central and East Texas counties have reported armyworm activity in hayfields and pastures over the past few weeks. Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist in Overton, said producers should expect […]

Braniff flight 542 60th anniversary memorial planned

Braniff Airways Foundation and the City of Buffalo, Texas will host a ceremony to honor the passengers and families of the flight which crashed near Buffalo. The ceremony is set for 1:30 p.m. on September 26, 2019 at the Buffalo High School Gym. The dedication of the new plaques will be held in downtown Buffalo but the plaques will be […]

BISD set two budget workshops

At their regular called meeting on Monday night July 14 the trustees set August 5 and 19 for their budget workshops. The meetings will begin at 5:45 pm for the workshops and reopen at 6pm for the regular meetings. The public is encouraged to attend and add their opinions to the process. SORRY! A SUBSCRIPTION IS REQUIRED! You must be […]

County sales collections down on month over month returns

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $764.3 million in local sales tax allocations for July, 0.7 percent more than in July 2018. These allocations are based on sales made in May by businesses that report tax monthly. For details on July sales tax allocations to individual […]

LEEA works for 4-H scholarships during Funtier Days



On July 4, 2019 the Leon Extension Education Association (LEEA) had their 4-H Scholarship fundraiser during the Funtier Days event in Centerville, TX. What a great way to start the 4th of July festivities. The 5 EE clubs in Leon (Buffalo, Jewett, Leona-Centerville, Normangee and Oakwood) all helped in our Pulled Pork BBQ booth (our first food booth at this […]

2019 Ranch Horse Program set for Aug. 4 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – The 2019 Ranch Horse Program, to be held Aug. 4 in College Station in conjunction with the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, will cover a range of topics for successful equine management. The program will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Thomas G. Hildebrand Equine Complex, 3240 F&B Road. The cost is $50 […]