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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Willy Wonka

Willy Wonka Cast

WILLY WONKA -- Jordy Maltos, Kaiden Loep, Haley Martin, Katelyn Cannon, Brittany Scott, Kyrell Miller, Lilah Molina, Miryam Zapata, Kendall Morales, Madison Rowan, Jernon Hawley, Brittnie Garcia, Sergio Vasquez, Clay McGill, Kayla Hutchins, Evan Grisham, Rudy Salazar, Gracie Davis, and Kendall Lee get ready to perform Willy Wonka. The BHS Theatre Department held performances on Thursday and Saturday evening at 7pm for the community. See page 16 for more photos.

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Leon County Says “No” To High Speed Rail

Leon County Commissioners met Monday, November 10th and voted unanimously to approve a Resolution or Letter protesting the proposed High Speed Rail from Houston to Dallas that may pass through Leon County. Leon County is the first county to formally oppose the High Speed Rail.

Commissioners met in their regular called meeting. Leon County Judge Byron Ryder presided. Ryder said the High Speed Rail is not in the best interest of Leon County.

As of now, there are three proposed paths for the Railway and one of those would pass through the west side of Leon County and effect property owners in Precincts 3 and 4.

Precinct 3 Commissioner Dean Stanford said, “I have heard from many of the people in my area, and have not heard anything positive about this coming through our county.”

There are still more scoping meetings to come as Rail Way promoters hold town talks in areas that may be effected by the Rail. One such meeting will likely be held in Centerville on December 1st in the old upstairs courtroom. Judge Ryder encouraged citizens with concerns and questions to attend this meeting.

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Concerned About High Speed Rail?

Leon County citizens who have questions or concerns about the possibility that the High Speed Railway may pass through Leon County are encouraged to call County Judge Byron Ryder's office (903-536-2331). Leave name and number and either the Judge or one of the Commissioners will return the call.

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Copper Creek Plaza Closes Doors

CLOSING -- Copper Creek Plaza in Buffalo is closing its doors due to financial problems. Family members began moving loved ones on Thursday morning to area facilities

It is a sad situation for the residents and their families as well as the workers at the Copper Creek Plaza in Buffalo as the facility has been forced to shut their doors.

Family members of residents were notified just hours before an important meeting at 7pm Wednesday evening, November 12th. It is during that meeting that family members were forced to make quick decisions about what to do with their loved ones.

Family members of residents report that the facility is being shut down because taxes have not been paid since 2008.

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Miller Signs with SHSU

Kyrell Miller signs with SHSU to play baseball.

Kyrell Miller, a senior at BHS, signed with Sam Houston State University on Wednesday, November 12th to play baseball for the Bearcats.

“It is a dream come true,” Miller said who has been playing baseball since tball. “I can’t wait to pitch in my first game as a Bearcat.”

Kyrell will receive $5,225 per semester to play baseball with the Bearcats.

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NHS Induction

NHS Inductees

NHS INDUCTION -- Ten Buffalo High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society on Monday evening, November 10th. Pictured are Inductees (front) Kysa Taylor, Kynlee Driskill, Natalie Freeman, Madison Kennedy, Ally Gaskins, (back) Diana Avila, Mason Jonas, Tommy Burns, Evan Grisham, and Matt Gilliam. See article and more photos on page 2.

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