On The Road in Leon County

And if you have driven along I-45 through Centerville, then you probably have seen or even stopped at Woody's Smokehouse, also known as the Jerky Capital of World.

But Woody's is also known for their BBQ and with so many choices, many customers say it can be difficult deciding what to eat.

You can choose between BBQ, chicken, sausage and brisket, there's even bacon wrapped Quail. There is also sauces, dressings and jams.

Many customers have said they have driven from afar just to eat at Woody's.

So what keeps bringing the customers back, the man behind the BBQ pit says there are a few secrets he is willing to share.

"You have to have your meat seasoned and marinated and once it's marinated you got to know when the timing when to flip it and when to turn in order for it to be right," says Raymond Johnson.

And they must be doing something right, Jerry Stone says he's been eating at Woody's for close to 45 years.
He says to those who have never eaten at Woody's, "if you have not been here before, then you are missing out."

Next time you pass through the area, now you know where to stop all things needed on a road trip.

Another site to see when passing through is the county courthouse.

Across Texas, historical courthouses are being restored back to their original glory. And at the heart of Leon county is the newly renovated courthouse.

County Judge Bryon Ryder says Centerville was not even a town when the courthouse was built here and everything revolved around it.

The Leon County Courthouse was built back in 1887 but Ryder says over the years, the building began to loose it's luster and became unusable.

So after receiving almost 2 million from the historical commission and $450-thousand from the county, construction crews came in and took it apart piece by piece.

Ryder says, "you have to keep a historical building standing, so why not try to use it?"

And that was the plan, it took eleven months for crews to restore the building back to it's original form.

Leon County Judge Ryder says they were beyond excited when they were able to move back in.

"It feels good to be in a historical type building, the building has been here since 1887-- 120 years- 125 years, it's just to think about who has sat up there and looked out in the audience and I feel like I am going back in time sometimes," says Ryder.