Thursday, September 29, 2016

Crowley Crowned Miss Fall Frolic

MISS FALL FROLIC -- Leon High School Seniors Bradlie Crowley and Lesli Neyland at the Jewett Fall Frolic Pageant on Saturday. Crowley was crowned Miss Fall Frolic and Neyland crowned Miss Fairytale Fall Frolic.

Leon High School Senior Bradlie Crowley was crowned the 2016 Miss Fall Frolic and won a $500 Scholarship at the Mr. & Miss Fairytale Fall Frolic Pageant on Saturday, September 24th at the Jewett Civic Center.

Lesli Neyland, a senior at Leon High School, was named Miss Fairytale Fall Frolic and received a $250 scholarship.

Mr. Fall Frolic King, Best Hair, Best Eyes, Best Smile, Most Photogenic, Poster Boy, and Mr. Fairytale Best Dressed went to Kensyn Burnett.

Owen Martin received Mr. Fall Frolic King, Best Hair, Best Eyes, Best Smile, and Most Photogenic.

Miss Fairytale Best Dressed and Overall Personality went to Payce Martin

Presley Noey received Cover Child, Sweetheart of Sale, and Overall Beauty.

Supreme Miss Fall Frolic was Tenley Carlisle.

Emily Walker was named Most Talented and Grand Supreme Miss Fall Frolic.

The Poster Girl went to Cylen Brown.

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LCSO Fight the Sale & Use of Illegal Drugs

LCSO Fight the Sale & Use of Illegal Drugs

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office most recent efforts to fight the sale and use of illegal drugs in our community include a Deputy initiated contact with a vehicle at a gas station in Centerville. The subsequent search on 9/9/2016 of the vehicle revealed marijuana, cocaine, scales and a pistol. Over $2,000.00 in suspected drug money was also seized. One arrest made.

On 9/14/2016 members of the Leon County Special Response Team (SRT) assisted the Groesbeck Police Dept. with serving an arrest warrant for a female wanted for possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) at a travel trailer in the Marquez area.

During the arrest of the female a male subject was encountered by team members in the trailer as he attempted to inject what was believed to be methamphetamine. This male subject was arrested and a search warrant was obtained for the trailer. The search of the trailer revealed more methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia.

On 9/15/2016, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office in destroying over 5,900 Marijuana plants worth an estimated $2.9 million on the streets.

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New Leon County Auditor

LC AUDITORS -- Leon County Auditor Melissa Abney and First Assistant Auditor Debbie Reeder.

Melissa Abney took the reins as Leon County Auditor as of the first of September. She replaces Linda McDonald who had held the position for about one year. Also Debbie Reeder became the First Assistant Auditor at the same time.

Abney is new to the position but not new to the job. Abney has worked in the county offices for the last twelve years, and the last nine years as the First Assistant Auditor. When Susan Pugh stepped down as County Auditor in March of 2014, Abney served as the temporary auditor until McDonald was appointed to the position. Congratulations to Melissa Abney and Debbie Reeder!

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DPS Troopers Seize 8 Pounds of Marijuana

8 Pounds Marijuana

8 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA SEIZED -- Texas Highway State Troopers located 8 pounds of marijuana that a subject had thrown from the passenger window on IH-45. The suspect failed to stop for a Trooper’s red and blue lights and exited off at Centerville on Tuesday, September 20th at 9:30 pm. He appeared to have thrown something out the front passenger’s window on the exit ramp. A search revealed a black plastic garbage bag with a green plastic wrapped brick of marijuana. The suspect had been released prior to Troopers locating the narcotics, but a warrant will be issued for his arrest.

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Plans Underway For New Exit Ramps

TXDoT Meeting

MEETING -- TXDoT held a informational meeting Thursday, September 22nd, to show the public plans for changing the Buffalo South Bound exit and entrance ramps on I45. Several interested citizens came out to view the plans and talk to TXDoT Representatives and representatives from LJA Engineering who will do the construction. The change will mean that south bound traffic will exit off I45 in front of the cement plant on Craig Street. The new entrance ramp to I45 will be in front of the Ridley Plant. Construction may begin in the summer of 2017.

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Work Begins on SH 164 At Haul Road Bridge

Should be complete in early November

FREESTONE COUNTY – The Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) contractor began emergency repairs to the bridge on SH 164 at Haul Road Bridge on September 20th. This SH 164 Haul Road Bridge was damaged due to heavy rains. This area is located approximately six mile west of Buffalo, Texas.

Motorists who travel this area of SH 164 should continue to use FM 489 and FM 80 as alternate routes until this work is complete.

This $1.2 million-dollar emergency bridge repair is contacted to Forde Construction, Inc. Weather permitting, this work should be complete by November 4, 2016. TxDOT and their contractor appreciate everyone’s patience during this construction.

For more information, contact Bobby.Colwell@txdot.gov or (979) 778-9764.

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