Monday, May 02, 2016

Two Men Arrested After Burglary & I-45 Chase

On Tuesday, April 19th, at about 8:29AM, the Leon County Sheriff’s office responded to the report of a Burglary of a Habitation in progress in the area North of Smith’s Crossing. Responding deputies spotted a suspicious vehicle in the area and requested that a responding trooper stop the vehicle, a green four door car. The vehicle fled at a high rate from the trooper and gained access to I-45 south from the service road by driving down the embankment.

The suspect vehicle fled south bound with the trooper and Leon County Sheriff’s personnel in pursuit. During the pursuit a suspect in the fleeing vehicle is believed to have fired several rounds from a semi-automatic rifle at the trooper’s vehicle. Another responding trooper returned fire and a weapon was observed being thrown from the vehicle, prior to the vehicle pulling over and one of the suspects jumping out. This suspect that jumped from the suspect vehicle was apprehended quickly by Leon and Madison County officers.

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Opening Day

Tommy Neyland & Thomas Grissett

OPENING DAY -- Tommy Neyland with Community National Bank throws the opening pitch for the Buffalo Youth Organization on Saturday morning. Thomas Grissett caught the pitch.

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Rubel -- State Bound in Golf

Noah & Noel Rubel

Buffalo High School Junior Noel Rubel will be going to Austin to play in the State Golf Tournament April 27th and 28th. Both the girls and boys BHS golf teams went to the Regional playoffs in Brenham this year.

According to Noel's coach and father, Robert Rubel, Noel is very excited about competing at the state tournament. “On her first day at regional, she was a little nervous and off her game, but on the second day, she more than made up for it and played a very good game. Going into the state tournament, she is just thrilled to be going to Austin and wants to enjoy it. She knows she still has her senior year to work on her golf game,” said R. Rubel.

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Jenkins Hired as AP

Members of the Buffalo ISD board of trustees met Monday, April 18th, for their regular monthly meeting. President Jennifer Humphries presided. All members were present except for Trustee Monty McGill.

After a closed session meeting, the board returned to open session and voted to hire Jozette Jenkins as the High School Assistant Principal for the 2016 – 2017 school year. Jenkins will also continue to coach. The board accepted the resignations of the current Assistant Principal Janet Slaughter and High School Instructor Trent Gainey.

Buffalo Superintendent Lacy Freeman expressed appreciation to both Slaughter and Gainey for their services in the Buffalo school district and wished them well on their future endeavors.

Freeman reported problems at some of the school's campuses from the recent heavy rains. The auditorium at the Upper Junior High had water inside. Some classrooms at the elementary and the elementary cafeteria have ceiling damage from leaks.

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Travis Morris Receives Volunteer Chaplain of the Year Again

Travis Morris (center) receives the Volunteer Chaplain of the Year Award.

Went to Austin a week ago to see my son, Travis receive the award for Volunteer Chaplain of the State of Texas Prison System for the second time! Proud? Thankful? Blessed? All of the above! Travis loves witnessing for the Lord, and he will help a 'brother' in a heartbeat. Travis has been doing this for many years because he loves the Lord and knows, but for the grace of God, many of us would be hell-bound! The prison system can be a one-way-trip, but if enough people who love the Lord get involved, lives can be changed. It's all about having a special love in your heart, being willing to sacrifice your time, and give all the glory to God!

In 2009, he was off work due to falling off a roof when we got the call to be in Austin. He and J.D. had gone to Huntsville to roof a house for a woman living alone who barely could afford the materials, and certainly couldn't afford to pay for labor. It was misting rain and he slid off the roof and lost several weeks of work. Did that stop him? Not for a minute; so much like his Dad and his brothers, one and all!

To receive this award once was a real blessing, but twice? I thank God every day for my sons and daughters-in-love; they are all 'keepers' and all serve God for which I am so thankful.

Special Thanks goes to Chaplain Graspy who made the drive to Austin, met us outside, made sure we had every need met. Chaplain, my son thinks very highly of you and I, personally, thank you for your many kindnesses! God's blessing on you and your family!

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NJHS Trip to Huntsville

NJHS TRIP -- The Buffalo Junior High National Junior Honor Society went to Forest Glen Camp in Huntsville for their annual leadership retreat April 20-22. The students played team building games to help learn how to communicate with each other. They also got to go canoeing, blob, and do archery. On Friday morning, they got to climb a rockwall, go on a double zipline, complete a 1/2 circuit challenge course in the air, and climb a pamper pole to jump off and try to catch a trapeze bar. These challenges required them to challenge and push themselves to try and overcome some fears they may have had. Pictured are (back) Landon Folsom, Jaxon Filip, Callie Harter, John Vaughn, Jordan Early, Colby Menefee, Kaline Martinez, Sydney Lebel, (front) Mollie Dittmar, Samantha Pate, Iris Guerrero, Asa Henson, Andrea Daniel, Mathew Jonas, and Scarlet Carrillo. NJHS Sponsors are Teri MacNabb and Daniel Roberts.

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