Hilltop Lakes Golf News


The Hilltop Lakes Men’s Golf Association held the normal Wednesday golf match at 8:30 AM on Wednesday July 10. The game this week was a 4-man event counting the best net plus the best gross score on each hole. A total of 36 players participated. First place with the score of 119 was the team of Bob Beevers, Jim Murray, […]

Trent Ashby

District 57 House of Representatives

While some suggest that the general sense of patriotism is dipping across America, I am happy to report that pride for the United States was as prevalent as ever in House District 57 over the July 4th holiday weekend. I had the honor of participating in a parade with countless others dressed in red, white and blue to show their […]

Keto Corner


I am not a doctor, and I am not writing this to give you 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 consult a doctor if you feel […]

Letters to the Editor

The article concerning the arrest of Norma Clinkscales Allbritton by Mac Shadix on July 19, 2019 contain glaring inaccuracies which need to be retracted and corrected for the well being of the family, the Leon County case and the involved people of Leon County. 1. Norma Allbritton was never a caregiver to Johnnie Allbritton’s wife, Lucy Mae Allbritton. Mae suffered […]

BRADY BRIEFING: Preserving the Integrity of the House

Conroe, Tex. – For the first time in history, Democrats are circumventing the democratic process in the House of Representatives and are replacing the people’s voice with the voice of a chosen few. Their partisan lawsuit to force President Trump to release his private tax returns is dangerous – which is why I recently introduced a resolution to preserve the […]

Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Fear That Rumbling Sound At about 11:30 p.m. on June 21, a Government Canyon State Park police officer received a missing persons call from the San Antonio Police Department. It seems the missing person called 911 from somewhere in the park reporting that an animal […]

Mark Erwin

Memorial services for Mark Erwin, 63, of Leona, Texas, were held Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 2 P.M. at the Cowboy Church of Leon County in Centerville, Texas. Pastor Tuffy Loftin officiated the service. Mark passed away the evening of June 29, 2019 at his home in Leona, surrounded by those he loved. Born Jeffrey Mark Erwin in Houston, Texas, […]

Willie Mangrum

Funeral services for Willie Mangrum, age 88, of Mesquite and formerly of Buffalo, were held 11 A.M., Monday, July 15, 2019 at Walters’ Buffalo Funeral Home in Buffalo, Texas. Rev. Alan Grisham, pastor of First Baptist Church in Buffalo, officiated the service. A private interment was held at the Buffalo Cemetery. Willie Ray Mangrum was born May 29, 1931 in […]

Donald Dewitt Godby

Donald Dewitt Godby, 92, passed away Sunday July 14, 2019 at Christus St. Joseph Nursing Home in Monroe, Louisiana. A graveside service will be held at 1 pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Brandon Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation. Mr. Godby was the son of Dewitt and Rose Godby, born July 14, 1927 in Casey County, Kentucky. He […]

Leon County Sheriff’s Report


07/03/19 At 12:24 AM, Deputy Jonathan Stubblefield was dispatched to CR 348 in Jewett, in reference to a report of a violation of a protective order. A report was made of the incident and this case is active. At 5:02 AM, Deputy Jonathan Stubblefield was dispatched to FM 3 in Normangee, in reference to an abandoned vehicle. The vehicle was […]