Friday, August 17, 2018

Drug Bust at Hilltop Lakes

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, Leon County Sheriff’s Office, along with assistance from the Texas Department of Public Safety, executed a search on PR 4505, in the Hilltop Lakes Area. Recovered in the search were 1850 marijuana plants, methamphetamines, and illegal firearms. Noel Hernandez and Irma Morenopelayo were taken into custody, as suspects, and both are being held on $275,000 bond each. This case is under investigation.

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Little Bison Learning Center Opening Soon!

It is a dream come true for Sheila Davis as she is keeping her love for children alive. She is opening Little Bison Learning Center in Buffalo soon.

Davis retired in 2015 from Buffalo ISD after 29 years of teaching. She taught 3rd grade for 10 years and 4th grade for 19 years. After she retired, she worked as a reading interventionist for Oakwood ISD. However, a grandson came along and she started keeping him and a few other children at her home.

“All the daycares in Buffalo were closing and I had people calling me all the time asking me to keep their children,” Davis said. “However, I couldn’t because of state laws. I enjoyed it so much so my husband and I talked and decided we would open a day care in Buffalo.”

Little Bison Learning Center, located at 424 Donie Road in Buffalo, will be opening soon. The hours will be from 6:30AM - 5:30PM. A curriculum will be taught to help prepare the children for school.

Birth - school age children will be accepted. Drop-ins are welcome and there will be afterschool care provided as well. As of right now, parents will have to provide their own meals for their children.

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140th Annual Training Conference

CONFERENCE -- Leon County Sheriff Kevin Ellis, Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson, Freestone County Sheriff Jeremy Shipley, Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner.

Sheriff Kevin Ellis, Lieutenant Dee Craft, Investigator Don Craft, and Investigator Wayne Sallee recently attended the Sheriff’s Association of Texas 140th Annual Training Conference at the Gaylord Texas Resort Convention Center in Grapevine, July 21-24, 2018. Over 1,500 were in attendance. There were over 240 exhibits at the Expo where attendees could get familiar with the latest technology and products offered to the Law Enforcement and Corrections Community.

The first Sheriff’s Association of Texas Conference was in 1878. Held annually in various cities across the state, this event allows Sheriffs, Deputies, Federal, State, and City Law Enforcement Officers to network and discuss different issues that affect law enforcement across the state and nation. This year, participants received training on a variety of topics including; State Agency Updates; Mental Health Issues in Jails; Court Security; Texas Public Safety Broadband Program; Leadership; Current Civil Process Issues; Behavioral Red Flag of Church, School, Workplace Shooters; Public Safety duringFirst Response to Active Shooter/ Mass Casualty Incidents and more.

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Multiple Fires in Scorching Heat

GRASS FIRES -- Local Volunteer Fire Departments have been kept busy this past week with multiple grass fires. This grass fire started on Tuesday, August 7th near I-45 and made its way towards Hwy 75 north of Buffalo. Area firefighters worked for multiple hours to get the fire contained and out. The fire started again on Thursday afternoon as well. On Wednesday, another grass fire occurred on I-45 northbound near exit 178 and made its way towards Buffalo. A big thank you to all of the Volunteer Fire Fighters for their dedication.

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