Sunday, April 23, 2017

Signing with SHSU

SIGNING WITH SHSU -- Buffalo High School Senior Jordan Jenkins signs a letter of intent to play basketball at Sam Houston State University on Wednesday, April 12th. Pictured with Jordan are BISD Superintendent Lacy Freeman, parents Marvin and Jozette Jenkins, BHS Principal Tracy Gleghorn and Coach JJ Guidry.

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Signing with Paris Junior College

SIGNING WITH PARIS JUNIOR COLLEGE -- Hannah Eakin, a senior at Buffalo High School signs a letter of intent to attend Paris Junior College where she will play softball. Pictured with Hannah are her brother Harley Eakin, grandfather Leo Eakin, parents Tarna & Randy Eakin, and Hannah’s Showcase Coach Clayton Carlton.

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DPS Has New Weigh Station Office on I45

NEW WEIGH STATION -- Trooper Erik Gray monitors traffic at new weigh station.

Department of Public Safety Troopers held a open house Monday, April 10th, in their new weigh station office on Interstate 45 just north of Centerville. Troopers from several surrounding counties were on hand to introduce the public to the new facility that they all man at various times.

The old weigh station was a used building when it was established at the site on I45 in 2005. It never had water, and over the years had deteriorated from leaks and was covered with mold.

The new station has a bathroom area. It is elevated, so that the troopers have a better view of the interstate traffic. The cameras and lights have been updated as has the monitoring system.

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2017 LCYLS Nets $424,625

Special 2017 LCYLS Section Inside

LEON COUNTY YOUTH LIVESTOCK SHOW -- Our future generation of showers enjoy the Leon County Youth Livestock Show. (left) Hattie Laine Taylor is all smiles at the 2017 LCYLS Sale on Tuesday night. Hattie is the daughter of Zach and Sara Taylor. (right) Four year old Trampas Rodell is all smiles with his dad at the the LCYLS sale. His sisters, Avery Cordes and Alex Rodell, had the Grand and Reserve Champion Goats.

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DPS Troopers Thank LC Commissioners

APPRECIATION -- DPS Troopers present Leon Commissioners with plaque to express appreciation for new weigh station office.

Leon County Commissioners met Monday, April 10th, for their first meeting of the month. All four commissioners were present. Leon County Judge Byron Ryder presided.

Several Department of Public Safety Troopers were on hand to present the court with a plaque to express appreciation for the court’s support in helping them attain a new weigh station office on Interstate 45. The new station is in operation now and replaces an old one that had deteriorated from water leaks and mold since put in place in 2005. The old station did not have running water; the new station has a full size bathroom.

The county receives a portion of the fines collected by the troopers at the weigh station. That portion had been set aside for repairs and improvements and was used to purchase the new office.

Andrew Holick, Engineer for Texas Department of Transportation was in court to discuss plans to replace two bridges on FM 1511. Holick said that during the construction, the road would be closed and traffic would be detoured. The construction could take 3 to 4 months for each bridge.

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