Saturday, August 01, 2015

Kevin Ellis Attends 2015 Sheriff's Association of Texas Conference

Sheriff Kevin Ellis recently attended the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas 137th Annual Training Conference at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, July 18-21, 2015. Over 1,500 were in attendance.

The first Sheriffs’ Association of Texas Conference was in 1878. Held annually in various cities across the state, this event allows Sheriffs, Deputies, Federal, State and City Law Enforcement Officers to network and discuss different issues that affect law enforcement across the state and nation. This year, participants received training on a variety of topics including: new State and Federal Laws, 30D Mapping of Crime Scenes, Open Carry, Bail Bonds, Civil Process, Immigration and Border Issues, Global E-Commerce Crimes, Exploitation of Children, Policies, Cellular Forensics, Public Safety Broadband Communications, Drug Trafficking, and State Agency Updates.

The Sheriffs’ Association of Texas (SAT) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of local law enforcement in Texas. Through the support of their members, SAT provides training, legal/technical information, and other critical resources to Peace Officers in Texas. SAT also offers college scholarships to Peace Officers and their children who wish to continue their education. In addition, they honor Fallen Officers with their Lost Lawman Memorial. For further information on the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas and how to join as an associate member, visit www.txsheriffs.org or call (512)445-5888.

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Diva Nails Opens

DIVA NAILS -- Mike & Diem Nguyen invite you to stop in Diva Nails located in the Buffalo Shopping Center. Hours are Mon.-Fri. 9am-7pm and Sat. 9am-6pm.

by Mitchell Pate

Leon County residents can now stay in Leon County to receive their manicures and pedicures.

Mike and Diem Nguyen opened Diva Nails located at 1101 West Commerce St. in the Buffalo Shopping Center on Friday, July 24th.

The Nguyens, who have 15 years of experience in the business in Palestine, held their Grand Opening with food and drinks for customers at noon.

Diva Nails specializes in Professional Nail Care including manicures and pedicures. Hours for Diva Nails are Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm and Saturday from 9am - 6pm.

You may call and make an appointment at (903) 322-9100. However, walk-ins are welcome.

“We are excited to be here in Buffalo,” Mike said. “Many of my clients came from Buffalo so now I can save them a trip.”

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Hud Meets

by Susan Wilder

Commissioners of the Buffalo Housing Authority (HUD) met Tuesday, July 21st, for their regular monthly meeting. All were present except Commissioner Karen Capio and Vice President Eddie Dawkins. President Gary Danford presided.

Executive Director Elaine Graves reported that the grounds and units are looking better and there have been fewer maintenance calls. “Besides two air conditioner units that needed repairs,” said Graves, “most everything else has been minor.”

Paint has been purchased for the gazebo, but it was decided to wait until the weather is not as hot as it currently is to do this job.

Work is still needed behind two HUD units located on Bess Street where erosion has occurred. A decision was made to install gutters and redirect the water flow. Bids will be taken for this project.

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The Screen Door to Open Soon

by Janis Trahan

Have you heard about my new venture? The Screen Door will be opening in mid-August in downtown Buffalo, next to The Buffalo Express. I will have refurbished creations, new & gently used consignment clothing & accessories. As well as baby items and clothing up to Girls 7-14.

I am currently taking consignments for Fall & Winter clothing. Do you have any gently used or new items you no longer want or need? I would love to partner with you and offer your styles to customers of The Screen Door. Below is an excerpt from The Screen Door Consignment Agreement so that you will know what I’m looking for.



1.) Consignor understands that The Screen Door has limited space and must be selective in items chosen for consignment. The Screen Door is not capable of accepting all brands and styles presented for consignment and request that your item(s) have been purchased within the last three years. The Screen Door reserves the right to refuse any item that is presented for review.

2.) Please limit your number of items to a maximum of 25 pieces per drop off and on hangers where applicable.

3.) The Screen Door will take sizes infant 0-12mo., toddler 2T-4T, girls 4-6X, girls 7-16 and Juniors, Misses, Women’s. Any accessories such as jewelry, scarves, belts, shoes, purses, sunglasses, etc.

4.) Items must be free from defects that include: rips, fading, shrunken, has an odor, torn, stained, soiled, has missing or broken buttons or zippers or is deemed in a general state of disrepair.

5.) Clothing items are seasonal in nature and may not be accepted at certain times of the year.

Other vendors at The Screen Door will be From Rust to Roses by Jo Thomas and Gaye Tatum and Drinking Coffee and Making Pretty Things by Darlene Moore.

Please call or text me @ 903-388-1970 for more information or questions. My e-mail is: thescreendoor15@yahoo.com You and I can make The Screen Door a success!! Like & share The Screen Door on Facebook so we can get the word out!!

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Baseball Teams Compete at State

STATE TOURNAMENT -- The 6U Bison T-ball Team competed in the State Tournament in Emory this past week. Pictured are (back) Coach Natfaly Soria, Coach Phil Graeber, Coach Kevin Satterwhite, Caden Farmer, Lorenzo Espino, Gus Brewer, Peyton Graeber, Donte Lott, Marshall Harris, Coach Mike Kennedy, Coach Robert Pickens, (front) Mason Nedbalek, Zander Nunez, Logan Chilton, Clay Reeder, Cullen Pickens, Wyatt Looney, Brendan Kennedy.

State Tournament Pictures

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