Melvin Tryon

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A homegoing graveside service for Melvin Tryon, age 76, was held 10 A.M., August 20, 2020 at Culton Cemetery in Leona, Texas. Melvin Dean Tryon was born on August 2, 1944 in Leona, Texas. He was the first grandson in the Tryon family, so he was named after his grandfather, Mr. Mel Tryon. He was educated in the Leona Public […]

Leon County Sheriff’s Report

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08/12/20 At 7:32 AM, Deputy Bud Trammel was dispatched to CR 150 in Centerville, in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, the vehicle checked out alright and the call was then cleared. At 8:54 AM, Deputy Bill Goodwin was dispatched to Main St. in Jewett, in reference to a report of criminal mischief. A report was made of the […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report: Retail beef price drop reflects lower wholesale prices

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Beef consumers should be seeing lower prices on beef, whether steaks or ground chuck, at grocery stores as production increased and wholesale prices continue to decline, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. David Anderson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist, College Station, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture retail market report showed prices on beef and other meats are moving […]

Buffalo Livestock Report

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Sale Date: 8-22-20 Head Count: 1924 Last Week: 1935 Sellers: 228 Buyers: 81 Cutter Cows………………….52-66 Fat Cows………………………48-65 Canner Cows…………………25-45 Slaughter Bulls Steady/Down Heavy Bulls………………..78-94 Light Bulls………………….55-92 Cow/Calf Pairs & Bred Cows Choice Pairs…………………………….N/T Good Pairs………………………N/T Plain Pairs……………….750-1400 Bred Cows 3-6 Yr Old………..750-1325 Steer/Bull Calves & Yearlings Some plainer, hard to place calves below these figures. 150-200 lbs……………….135-171 200-300 lbs……………….130-182 300-400 […]

Brazos Valley Livestock Report

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Date of Sale: 8-18-20 Total Receipts: 1054 Total Sellers: 149 Total Buyers: 41 Feeder Steers- Med/Large #1 200-300…………………….. 180-210 300-400…………………….. 170-205 400-500…………………….. 155-190 500-600…………………….. 140-150 600-700…………………….. 133-141 700-800…………………….. 125-132 Med/Large #1-2’s 200-300…………………….. 165-175 300-400…………………….. 155-165 400-500…………………….. 142-152 500-600…………………….. 130-138 600-700…………………….. 126-132 Feeder Heifers – Med/Large #1 200-300…………………….. 157-175 300-400…………………….. 140-157 400-500…………………….. 132-142 500-600…………………….. 130-135 600-700…………………….. 120-130 700-800…………………….. 103-112 Feeder Heifers […]

East Texas Livestock Report

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Date: 8-18-20 Volume: 1584 Sellers: 176 Total Buyers: — Packer Buyers: 42 Feeder Orders: 19 Slaughter Cows Canners…………………… 46-52.00 Boning/Utility………….. 53-60.00 Cutters…………………….. 61-67.00 Slaughter Bulls……………. 80-93 Bred Cows……………… 700-1150 Cow/Calf Pairs…………NO TEST Feeder Steers/Bulls Large Frame #1’s 150-200………………..175-202.50 205-300…………………….162-196 305-400…………………….148-194 405-500…………………….140-180 505-600…………………….130-153 605-800…………………….120-149 Feeder Heifers – Large Frame#1 110-200…………………….155-200 205-300…………………….140-194 305-400…………………….124-177 405-500……………………. 112-152 505-600…………………….109-146 605-800…………………….100-140 Compared to last week: All […]

Top tips for a successful fall vegetable garden

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As planting time for fall vegetables begins, it’s important to know that a fall vegetable garden will need to be managed somewhat differently than a spring garden. The good news is, a well-prepared garden can ensure a bountiful harvest when the time comes, said Skip Richter, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulture agent and host of Garden Success, KAMU FM/HD-1. […]

Local Youth receives $4,000.00 scholarship from Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

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Cole Rappolee, seventeen year old son of Steven and Cassie Rappolee, recently earned a $4,000.00 scholar-ship from FWSSR through the Texas Brigades Program. Texas Brigades is a nonprofit organization intent on developing youth into leaders in conservation. Programs include Ranch Brigades, Bob White Brigades, Coastal Brigades, Buckskin Brigades, Bass Brigades, and Waterfowl Brigades with each respective brigade camp focusing on […]