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Leon County Votes

  In a county known for historically low voter turnout, a little over 59% of registered voters went to the polls, or voted early, in last Tuesday’s mid-term election. It’s no surprise that the county followed the state in casting ballots for Republicans. Democrats in Leon County are as scarce as hen’s teeth as the…

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Donie Bank robbery

Freestone County Sheriff’s Office Yesterday at 11:41 AM · On Monday, 11/05/2018, at approximately 10:04 AM, an armed robbery occurred at the Donie Bank located at 235 Main St. in Donie, Texas. The suspect was described as a white male of unknown age, wearing a fake beard and wig (black in color) dark sunglasses, and…

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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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