Sunday, September 14, 2014

Baby J’s Restaurant

BABY J’S -- Pam Ferguson and Jeremiah & Linda McKenzie invite everyone to come and join them at Baby J’s Restaurant located at 520 W Commerce in the old Ernie’s Pharmacy building. Baby J’s is open on Thursdays from 11AM-9PM and on Fridays and Saturdays from 11AM-10PM.

Baby J’s Restaurant is set to open this month once the final touches are finished in the kitchen area according to owner Pam Ferguson.

The restaurant will serve steaks, fish, and bar-b-que. They will also have a special lunch plate each day along with a full menu that includes chicken fried steak, stuffed baked potatoes, hamburgers, and some famous homemade desserts. The restaurant will serve beer, wine, and margaritas as well.

“I began praying about something to help with college expenses since we had three in college and two more to still go,” Pam Ferguson said. “I met Jeremiah and Linda McKenzie from Elkhart and they were looking to open another restaurant. I invited them to Buffalo to look at the old pharmacy building and we agreed that we could make this happen together. It has been such a blessing so far and we are looking forward to serving the community.”

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District Court With Judge Sandel

Leon County District Court was held Friday, September 5th in Centerville. The Honorable District Judge Jerry Sandel presided over a long list of arraignments, hearings and pretrial motions.

Michael David Barron of Jewett pled guilty to a charge of Burglary of a Habitation (Enhanced to Habitual). Barron was sentenced to 14 years in the Texas Department of Corrections (TDC). Barron was represented by court appointed Attorney Bill Bennett.

Courtney Lynne Shannon formerly of Onalaska (presently a resident of Lake Charles) was arraigned on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Shannon appeared in court without an attorney. The judge appointed Attorney Joel Hardy to represent Shannon.

Jason Allen Gates of Madisonville entered a plea of guilty to a charge of Theft. Gates was sentenced to 4 years probation and must complete one year in the House of Hope in Bryan. Gates has been in the House of Hope since May. Gates was represented by Attorney Bill Bennett.

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Tractor Supply Construction Underway

Construction is underway on a new Tractor Supply Company store in Buffalo, the company’s 148th Texas location.

Tractor Supply is the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States and has been operating in Texas since 1950.

The Buffalo Tractor Supply store will be located at 2834 W. Commerce St., and will employ 12 to 17 full- and part-time team members. The store will include sales floor and support service space. A fenced exterior space will be used for storage and displaying items such as fencing, sprayers and livestock equipment.

“Tractor Supply looks forward to being a member of the Buffalo community,” said District Manager Kyle Johnson. “Buffalo is a great fit due to the part-time and hobby farmers, and horse owners in the area. And many of our new customers are surprised to find we also offer pet supplies and clothing items for the entire family.”

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2014 Buffalo Homecoming

Make plans now to attend the 2014 Buffalo Homecoming festivities. The 2nd Annual Homecoming Bonfire will be held on Wednesday, October 1st. Tailgating will begin at 6:30pm and the bonfire will be lit at dark.

The 7th and 8th grade Bison football teams will host Trinity beginning at 5pm on Thursday, October 2nd. The JV Bison football team will travel to Trinity that evening to take on the Tigers at 6pm.

The Homecoming Pep Rally will be held at the Buffalo High School Gymnasium on Friday afternoon. The time is to still be determined.

Friday Night Light action between the Buffalo Bison and Trinity Tigers will kick-off at 7:30pm at the BHS football stadium. The senior walk will be held prior to the game.

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Leon County Crime Stoppers Launched

CRIME STOPPERS -- Members of Crime Stoppers and Leon County Sheriff’s Office unite to launch Crime Stoppers.

Members of the recently reorganized Leon County Crime Stoppers launched their program Thursday, September 4th, at the Courthouse Square in Centerville. Members of the Leon County Sheriff’s Department were also there to announce the first crime of concern.

Leon County Sheriff Kevin Ellis thanked the Crime Stoppers for their hard work in reorganizing and starting the program that can be an effective tool in law enforcement.

“I am announcing the first crime that we are concerned with and that is a sexual assault against an elderly person that occurred in Oakwood,” said Ellis.

Also present was Officer James Hommel of Oakwood who presented Crime Stoppers with a check for $1,000. This money was donated by citizens of Oakwood who want to help solve the crime announced by Ellis.

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