Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Fire near old Cattle Country in Buffalo

FIRE -- A pile of plastic catches fire near the old Cattle Country in Buffalo on Thursday morning, July 24th around 9am. The Buffalo, Jewett, and Oakwood VFD as well as Allegiance EMS responded to the fire.

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Butch Dawson Passes Away

Butch Dawson

Butch Dawson, age 57, of Buffalo passed away on Saturday morning, July 26th, as he was battling an illness. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 30th at 11am at the First Baptist Church in Buffalo. Burial will follow in the Dew Cemetery. Visitation is tonight, July 29th, from 6-8pm.

“Butch” Dawson was born June 26, 1957 in Teague, Texas to Earnest Paul and Betty Sue “Moore” Dawson. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Sam Houston State University and had owned and operated Buffalo Feed and Supply. At the time of his death, he was employed by Marathon Oil as a production leader.

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Belles Garner Honors at Camp

BISON BELLES -- Officers Kaci Allen, Jessica Kaiser, Maria Cortez, Brooke Baron, Karen Garcia, and Jaylee Hullum show off the awards they received at the Showtime International Dallas Line Camp over the weekend.

The Bison Belle Officers participated in the 2014 Showtime International Dallas Line Camp along with over 200 dancers from 7 different schools across Texas over the weekend.

Captain Jessica Kaiser was nominated for Miss Showtime and the prestigious Kick Master Club. All 6 of the 2014-2015 Belle Officers were awarded "Sparkle" ribbons for showmanship and "All-Star" ribbons for the execution of the routines taught.

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LC Grand Jury Indictments

Whitney T. Smith, District Attorney met with the Leon County Grand Jury members July 24, 2014 and presented twelve (12) cases of crimes, some of which with multiple counts, for their review. All cases are alleged to have occurred in Leon County. An indictment (true bill) was returned on all cases presented.

The name of the defendant, date of birth, city of residence and the offense(s) follow:

Casas, Gloria; DOB 4/16/60; Normangee, Texas; Burglary of a Habitation; and, seven (7) counts of Aggravated Assault and one (1) count Retaliation

Casas, Edwardo, Sr; DOB 1/26/59; Normangee, Texas; Case #1 Burglary of a Habitation; and, six (6) counts of Aggravated Assault. Case #2: Burglary of a Habitation and Retaliation.

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High Winds Cause Damage

High Winds cause damage in Buffalo

HIGH WINDS -- This large metal storage building at the home of Billy & Rhonda Bangs was flipped over a fence during a strong windstorm in Buffalo on Wednesday night, July 23rd. (top left) This huge tree was uprooted at the home of Daryl & Amanda Skelton. (top right) This large limb falls on the house of Buddy and Bea Dorman during the high winds.

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Eastern Star Installs Officers

Eastern Star

2014 - 2015 BUFFALO #157 ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR -- (front) Worthy Matron & Worthy Patron Dottie & Rex Thomas (middle) Susan Helmcamp, Carol Beddingfield, Jackie McCreary, Dianne Ryder, Sue Pittman, Bobby Pittman, Amy Kaiser, Martha Tull, Kenny Tull, Mary Boyd, (back) Karen Jackson, Robin Brown, Martha Hocutt, Joe Graves, Elaine Graves, and Barbara Gregory.

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