Area News

Critical vote could impact rural healthcare in East Texas

  The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) will soon make a decision that could impact millions of Texans living in rural and underserved communities. On July 26, the board will decide whether to approve Sam Houston State University’s proposed college of osteopathic medicine (applicant status – seeking accreditation). SHSU’s plan requires no state funding…

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Turner accepts AD position

    Jessica Watson Turner has accepted the position of Leon Girls Athletic Director and head volleyball coach for the 2018-2019 school year.  She fills the position left by Jason Evans upon his resignation last month. Coach Turner isn’t a stranger to Leon I.S.D. or volleyball. She graduated in 2002 as valedictorian and played under…

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Fifty-three students receive diplomas at 2018 Leon Commencement Ceremony

  Click on the Photo tab to see individual photos: Leon I.S.D. proudly presented their 2018 graduates at a ceremony last Friday evening. On the front row, from left to right, are Jennifer Moran, Grace Alexander, Shelby Harper, Lesli Cornejo, Chloe Neyland, Annie Nguyen, Megan Woods and Reyna Hernandez. On the second row are Lisette…

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Update on Texas Bullet Train Project

Project update from Texas Central – The Texas Bullet Train has taken a series of significant steps forward over the past few weeks, marked by the addition of Bechtel to its project management team and agreements with Amtrak, including an arrangement that will give riders a one-stop shop for tickets on both systems. Texas Central,…

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AgriLife Extension offers hurricane preparedness, recovery information

  Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, parr.rosson@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Monty Dozier, 979-458-9271, monty.dozier@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Joyce Cavanagh, 979-845-3859, jacavanagh@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – With June 1 marking the start of hurricane season, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is reminding Texans the agency provides a wealth of disaster and emergency preparedness and recovery information.“Texas Extension…

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Zumba with Tammy named Business of the Month

The Jewett Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce Zumba with Tammy as the Business of the Month. Owner Tammy Smith has been a Zumba instructor for four years. Currently she holds Zumba classes in two locations, the Jewett Civic Center and a location in Centerville. Tammy is hoping to add Zumba in Madisonville…

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March 6 Primary Results – Leon County local races

  Voters in Leon County decided five of the six contested races held Tuesday, March 6. The race for Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4 will be decided in a run-off election between Lee Weiler and Robert Kelley in May. In the race for the 369th District Court Judge, Michael Davis defeated Frank Dobrovolny 1722…

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Some Texans dodge bullet train, others are square in its path

Federal officials identified the likely route a planned Dallas-Houston bullet train will take through rural counties as it connects the state’s two largest urban areas. BY BRANDON FORMBY The Texas Tribune HOUSTON — Federal officials narrowed the possible paths for a Dallas-Houston bullet train down to one likely route Friday, providing an unknown number of…

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Founding Members presentation at Leon Community Food Pantry

The Leon Community Food Pantry and Clothes Closet presented Mrs. Joyce Sanders, and in memory of Jack Sanders, a plaque honoring their designation as Founding Members of the LCPC.  Their support has been a blessing in allowing the LCPC to give food and clothing to those in our community who are in need.  Many times…

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