Saturday, September 22, 2018

Buffalo Stampede

BUFFALO STAMPEDE -- Freeman, McKayla, Ryker and Piper Payne of Stitches & Lil’ Britches enjoy the 2018 Buffalo Stampede Parade.

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Stitches Lil’ Britches Celebrates 9th Anniversary

MEMBER OF THE MONTH -- Stitches and Lil’ Britches was named the Business of the Month for September. Pictured are Tommy Neyland, Elizabeth Ferrari, Clayton Loftin, Dusty Payne, Phillip Bounds, Stacey McCeig, Kimberly Johnson, Sara Morgan, and Maci Hoffman.

Along with her husband Mark and their kids McKayla, Piper, Freeman and Ryker, August 2018 marked the 9th year anniversary for Dusty Freeman-Payne and the staff of Stiches & Lil’ Britches.

Since the beginning to the current location, Kimberly Johnson has been a part of the venture, along with her son Triston who helps when not in school. Sara Morgan and ‘Go Bison #60’, Varsity athlete Dustin have been a main-stay for quite some time. Bringing the staff full-circle, Maci Hoffman joins in any time she can with her busy school schedule.

Offering embroidery, screen-printing and direct-to-garment custom shirts, caps, blankets and bibs. One-offs to unlimited numbers, the sky’s the limit. Personal, picnic, family reunions, business events and more. Need bling? We’ve got that too! If you can say it, we can print it.

Located at 130 Highway 79 W Buffalo TX 75831 (903) 322-4425 come on by, give us a call or submit your requests to orders@stitcheslb.com.

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BEDC Tackles Agenda

Directors of the Buffalo Economic Development Corporation met Wednesday, September 12th, for their regular monthly meeting. President Dr. Russell Jonas presided.

Mandi Pate, representing the Buffalo Athletic Booster Club, appealed to the board for financial assistance to purchase new folding sideline chairs to be used at the Buffalo High School gym and practice gym.

Pate explained that chairs now being used were ones donated in 2002 and more are broken or unusable than are usable. The Buffalo Athletic Booster Club’s plan is to purchase 60 new chairs that will be printed with “Buffalo” and boast the school’s thundering herd symbol. Directors voted to approve a donation of $4,800 to the purchase which will cover most of the planned expenditure.

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Commissioners Court Meeting Excellent Financial Report: Improvements at Expo

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

Darla Dear delivered the annual audit report for 2017. According to Dear, Leon County’s fund balance is in excellent condition. “It is required that the county have a reserve of funds for three months to be able to operate in an emergency. Leon County has well over 12 months.”

Dear also described the county’s pension fund as “very healthy.” Dear said that many counties have not set aside enough reserve to sustain a pension fund, but in Leon County that obligation has been met. The annual financial report was approved.

Commissioner David Ferguson requested proposals be taken for two projects at the Expo Center. One is to add a cover (about 100 feet) to an existing livestock pen that is adjacent to the main building. A cover will better protect the animals from too much sun and has been requested by some who use the Expo and also by Sheriff Kevin Ellis who sometimes uses the pens for stray livestock the county picks up.

The second project is to build a 200-300 horse stall barn. This building will not be attached to the Expo. The requests for both proposals were approved.

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Bison Tire & Lube

Bison Tire & Lube - August Member of the Month

BISON TIRE & LUBE -- Bison Tire & Lube was named Member of the Month for August. They are are also celebrating their 10th Anniversary. They opened in July 2008. Pictured are Susan Wilder, Tommy Neyland, Corey Theiss, Clayton Loftin, Owner Jason Jones, Karen Capio, and Stacey McCeig. Services offered include oil changes, state inspections, and all your tire needs. Their hours are Monday - Friday from 8AM - 5PM.

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Searchers Find Missing Woman’s Body Inside Wrecked SUV in Freestone County

FREESTONE COUNTY, Tex. (KBTX)- The Freestone County Sheriff’s Office says the body of a missing woman was discovered Saturday night inside her wrecked SUV off the side of a highway.

Family members found Danielle Fraga, 23, of Buffalo in a deep ditch off State Highway 75 about a mile from her home around 7:32 p.m.

“They located her and her vehicle off the roadway where she had obviously ran off the road and was in a vehicle accident. Ms. Fraga was unfortunately found to be deceased at the time,” said Freestone County Sheriff Jeremy Shipley. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends at this time.”

Sheriff Shipley says the investigation into the accident will be handled by DPS.

Family members reported her missing Thursday after she failed to show up for work at the Quality Inn in Buffalo. She lived approximately 4 miles from her job.

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