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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Grissett Exhibits Grand Champion Goat

GRAND CHAMPION GOAT -- Ellie Grissett exhibited the Grand Champion Goat at the 2019 Freestone County Fair on Thursday afternoon, June 13th. Pictured are Joey Perez, Danielle Schill, Logan Perez, Pam Grissett, Michael Grissett, Melissa Grissett, Ellie Grissett, Ray Grissett, Dawson Grissett, Eloy Perez, Tripp Perez, Maegan Perez, and Faron Perez.

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There’s a New Vet in Town: Meet Dr. Pamela May

NEW VET IN TOWN -- Dr. Pamela May begins her career as a Veterinarian at the Buffalo Animal Hospital.

Dr. Pamela May recently joined the team of veterinarians at the Buffalo Animal Hospital. Pamela graduated from Texas A&M after completing her studies in Veterinary Medicine only a few weeks ago in May 2019. She started work here almost immediately, but she is not a stranger to Buffalo. Pamela worked with Dr. Russell Jonas and Dr. Tanner Self at the Buffalo Animal Hospital in October of 2018 when she was completing her internship.

Pamela, who is originally from Brownsville in the southern most tip of Texas, said of her move to Buffalo, “I really like the feel of a small town. I like the people, the area, even the climate. And in smaller communities, it is easier to get to know people.”

Asked if she always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian, Pamela said that she knew from an early age that that is what she wanted to do. “When I was younger, I thought I would like to be a veterinarian at Sea World. But, later, I figured out that I needed to do something more practical, and I discovered that I really like cattle.”

Pamela, after growing up in Brownsville and graduating from high school in 2010, came directly to College Station to attend A&M. Though it must have been a significant change, Pamela said it was easy for her to adjust. She knew what she wanted to do and where she wanted to go to school.

Pamela started her college work in December of 2010 and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology in December of 2013. In 2015, she started the Veterinarian program at A&M and graduated in May of 2019 – just weeks before starting her career at the Buffalo Animal Hospital.

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Ken Jones Honored and Mike Anderson Introduced at BEDC Annual Meeting

BEDC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- Outgoing BEDC Executive Director Ken Jones with new Executive Director Mike Anderson.

The Buffalo Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) held its annual meeting Wednesday, June 12th, at the new Buffalo Civic Center. The meeting also served as a gathering of family, friends, and supporters of retiring BEDC Director Ken Jones and BEDC Secretary Pauline Graham. Sandwiches and drinks were served.

Dr. Russell Jonas, President of BEDC, and on behalf of the entire board, presented Jones with a plaque of appreciation for his service. Jones has been the only Executive Director BEDC has had. Alongside Jones, BEDC Secretary Pauline Graham was also honored and thanked. Both began their positions at BEDC in 2001.

“We are so thankful,” said Jonas, “to have had Ken and Pauline’s leadership for so long. They have both given a positive impact to Buffalo.”

Jones also spoke, “Buffalo has grown in the past few years, and it is set to explode in the next two to three years. We just need to continue to direct that growth. Of all the things BEDC has had a hand in, I am most proud of the effort we gave to see the Expo Center become a reality. It has been a good thing for Buffalo and Leon County.”

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Commissioners Court Meets

LC COMMISSIONERS -- Leon County Commissioners: David Ferguson, Joey Sullivan, Dean Stanford, and David Grimes attend county concerns at their first regular meeting of the month.

Leon County Commissioners met Monday, June 10th, for their first regular meeting of the month. Commissioner Joey Sullivan presided in the absence of Leon County Judge Byron Ryder who is attending a National Association of Regional Council meeting in Omaha.

The Road Use Agreement for Leon County Precincts from ONEOK Arbuckle Pipeline, Inc. was approved.

The Agreement on Home Delivery Meal and Congregate Meal was approved.

A grant for the Texas Commission on Jail Standards Telehealth was approved.

Sullivan announced that a preliminary budget will be presented to the court at the regular meeting scheduled for July 8th. “It’s that time again,” said Sullivan, “that we work on the next budget plan.”

Approval was given for the Tax Assessor Collector to calculate the effective and rollback tax rates for the tax year 2019.

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