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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Results


 

 

 
 
The Shelby County Commissioners Court met today 5-23-18 at 9:30 a.m. at the active Shelby County Courthouse and took the following actions:
 
1. They approved and paid weekly expenses and last week's payroll.
 
2. Tonia Epperson a citizen addressed the Commissioners' Court about County Road 4840 in Timpson and how it is in need of maintance.  
 
 
Tonia Epperson 
 
3. J.R. Irybarren with R&J Recycling and Disposal addressed the Commissioners' Court about a transfer station for Shelby County and was approved the right to place a transfer station in the county the company will still need to get city approval from the Center City Council as they wish to place the transfer station in Center.  
 
4. Commissioner Pct.1 and Pct.2 accepted bids on the following equipment:  A Case 580 backhoe $12,400.00, a 1994 model Mac Truck $6,859.00, no bids were accepted on the trailers they have up for sale. 
 
5. Lastly the court adjourned.
 
 
 
 
 

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Evening News 5-23-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Letter From Timpson ISD


 

 

 

 

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Today's News 5-23-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Public Notices From The Shelby County Appraisal District


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Weather Update


 

 

Hurricane season still does not officially start until June 1st, but the National Hurricane Center has issued Invest 90L for the Atlantic.
 
An area of disturbed weather, associated with a broad surface low centered just east of Belize in the ?Western Caribbean, is spreading showers and thunderstorms over Cuba, the Cayman Islands and Florida. This system was designated 90L by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) on Monday afternoon—the first “invest” of the year in the Atlantic (an "invest" is an area of interest that is worthy of having NHC's special hurricane forecast models make forecasts for). 
 
In a special Tuesday Tropical Weather Outlook, The National Hurricane Center gave the system 2-day and 5-day odds of development of 0% and 40%, respectively. The first name on the Atlantic list of storms for 2018 is Alberto. 
 
About 40% of the 70 ensemble members of the European and GFS models predict that a tropical depression would form over the ?Eastern Gulf of Mexico by early next week. These solutions predominantly predicted a track that would result in landfall between Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle between Saturday and Monday.  
 
 
 
 

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Final Voting Results Shelby County Runoff Election


 

 

Final Results:

 
Total Ballots Cast - 1,215
 
Total Republican - 1,137  (93.58%)
 
Total Democrat - 78  (6.42%)
 
 
County Commissioner, Precinct Number 4
 
Tom Bellmyer 281  (51.37%)
 
Bradley Allen 266  (48.63%)
 
 
Justice of the Peace Precinct Number 1
 
Melissa Crouch 443  (64.77%)
 
Randy Robertson 241  (35.23%)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Early Voting Results


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Evening News 5-22-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jeffery Haley Arrested


 

 

 

 

On May 18, 2018, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Griffin was dispatched to FM 2975 and FM 417 West for an unresponsive driver stopped in the roadway. The initial call indicated two passersby’s were concerned that the driver may have been suffering from a medical condition because he would not wake up.
 
Once on scene, Deputy Griffin spent several minutes trying to awake the driver. After a period of time, the driver slowly awoke and put the car in park. The driver was identified 36-year old Jeffrey Haley of Center.
 
Deputy Griffin observed Haley to have slurred speech and instructed Haley to step out of the vehicle. When Haley stepped out, Deputy Griffin observed a clear plastic bag containing a substance believed to be marijuana. Deputy Griffin detained Haley and conducted a probable search of the vehicle.
 
Two Xanax pills and the remains of a marijuana cigarette were located inside a Newport cigarette pack located in the driver’s side door pocket. Two clear plastic baggies containing a clear crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine were rolled up inside of the exterior cellophane wrapper around the cigarette pack.
 
ACE EMS arrived on scene to examine Haley but he refused medical treatment. Deputy Griffin was able to verify that Haley did not have a prescription for the Xanax.
 
Haley was arrested and booked into the Shelby County jail for POCS (F-4) - $5,000 bond; POCS (M-A) - $4,000 bond; and POM (M-B) - $1,500 bond.
 
 
 
 

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Weather Update


 

 

Looking at the fronts and the radar gives me the impression that we are in for a future rife with Cloudy skies for the 10 day period with no Sunshine and plenty of rain. Lots of thunder and lightning to go along with it from mid day each day until evening as the heat of the day brings with it chances of rain. Toward the end of the period the storms be come a little more intense and windy. Oh Yeah, forgot to mention it will be HOT & HUMID!  These pop up T-storms are due to heat of the day, but more due to the low 90 degree temps and high humidity each day allowing the heat and moisture to rise and clash with the cooler air aloft.
 
The perspective for rain.....
 
Tue   1/4 inch
Wed  1/4 inch
Thu   1/4 inch
Fri    1/4 inch
Sat   1/10 inch
Sun   3/4 inch
Mon  1/2 inch
Tue   1/2 inch
Wed  1/3 inch
 
Total....as much as 3+ inches of much needed rain for the next 10 day period with 40 to 75% chances each day of these "popcorn" showers.
 
 
 
 

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Today's News 5-22-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Game Changer: Kenneth Harvery Story Premiere Coverage


 

 

 
 
 
 
Gamechanger: The Kenneth Harvery Story Premiered last week at the Rio Theater in Center, TX.  The movie depicts the true life tale of Kenneth Harvery a student at Logansport High School who was paralyzed during a football game in his senior year in high school.  A red carpet event was held before the world premier on Friday 5-18-18.  In true movie star fashion Kenneth arrived in a limo and was greet by a large crowd and the local paparazzi.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kenneth Harvery Pictured Center
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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Fatal Wreck on 139


 

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TX - On May 19th, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)Troopers investigated a one vehicle crash on FM 139 about five miles south of
Joaquin.
 
The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 3:45 p.m., a 2004 Ford pickup was traveling south on FM 139 when the pickup drove off the roadway to the right, over corrected to the left and overturned. 
 
The driver of the Ford is identified as Christopher Krieg, 56, from Shelbyville. TX.  Krieg was pronounced deceased at the scene by a Shelby County Justice of the Peace. 
 
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Evening News 5-21-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 5-21-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tenaha PD Conducts Drug Bust


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Timpson City Council Meeting


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the governing body of the above named City will be held on the 21st day of 2018 at 5:30 pm. at the City Hall, 456 Jacob Street, Timpson, Texas, at which time the following subjects will be considered, to-wit:  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Flags at Half-staff in Honor of Santa Fe Victims


 

 

A Presidential Proclamation has been issued Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas.  All US Flags and those flying with are to be lowered to half-staff until Sunset on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.  If you have a flag that cannot be lowered, respect can be shown by tying a black ribbon or chord to the top of the staff.
 
 
 

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Center Baseball Update


The Center Roughriders ended their baseball season Friday evening after the Kilgore Bulldogs won game two by a score of three to zero.  Congratulations to the Roughriders on an amazing season, after blowing through the district and making it to the Regional Quarter Finals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Agenda


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 23rd day of May, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in the Courtroom of the Shelby County Courthouse at 200 San Augustine Street, Center, Shelby County, Texas to deliberate and consider action on the following items:
 
1. Approve and pay weekly expenses and last week’s payroll.
 
2. Tonia Epperson to address Commissioners Court about County Road 4840 in Timpson.
 
3. R&J Recycling and Disposal to address Commissioners’ Court in regards to a transfer station for Shelby County. 
 
4. Adjourn.
 
 
 
 

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San Augustine Commissioners' Court Meeting


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the above named Commissioners Court will be held on
Tuesday, the 22nd day of May 2018 at 9:00 o’clock A.M. in the Commissioners Court Room
at 100 W. Columbia, Room 103, San Augustine, Texas.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Boil Water Notice Lifted N.E.W Water Supply


 

 

The water on N.E.W. WSC no longer requires boiling.
 
 
On May 16, 2018, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the N.E.W. Water Supply, #2030034, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
 
N.E.W. Water Supply has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes. We have also provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of May 18, 2018.
 
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact the office:
220West Columbia Street  
 San Augustine, Texas.
936-288-0489
or Charles Sharp  936-201-5001.
 
Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
 
If a customer, individual or employee wishes to contact the executive director, please call (512)239-4691. 
 
 
 
 
 

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Nacogdoches Fatality Wreck


 

 

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX – On May 16, Texas Department of Public
Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated a two vehicle crash on US 59 at US 259, just
north of Nacogdoches.
 
The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 3:30 p.m., a 2009
Kia Sorento reportedly failed to yield right of way from the stop sign on US 259
and pulled into the path of a 2014 Volvo truck tractor semi-trailer that was
traveling north on US 59.
 
The driver of the Kia was pronounced deceased at the scene by a Nacogdoches
County Justice of the Peace and identified as 36-year-old Anthony Coleman from
Henderson, TX.
 
The driver of the truck tractor is identified as Jerry Blankenship, 55, from Stamps,
AR. Blankenship was not reportedly injured during the crash.
 
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at
this time.
 
 
 

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NOTICE OF RATE DECREASE REQUEST FOR SWEPCO


 

 

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO or Company) publishes this notice that on April 5, 2018, it filed its Petition and Statement of Intent to Change Rates (the Petition) with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC or the Commission) in Docket No. 48233, and with those municipal authorities in its Texas service territory that have original jurisdiction over SWEPCO's electric rates. This notice is being published in accordance with Section 36.103 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act and Commission Procedural Rule, 16 Tex. Admin. Code § 22.51(b).
 
SWEPCO has approximately 184,000 Texas retail customers. All such customers and all classes of customers will be affected by this change. SWEPCO is requesting to change its rates to reflect the impact of the change in federal income tax rates implemented by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which was passed by Congress late last year. This new federal law reduces the corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21%, and SWEPCO estimates that application of the lower income tax rate will result in an annual approximate $18 million, or 4.9%, overall decrease in base rates for Texas retail customers. The impact of the rate change on various customer classes will vary from the overall impact described in this notice, as shown in the table below.
 
SWEPCO further proposes that upon a determination of the effective date of these new rates, the Commission approve the Company's proposal to calculate the reduction in its rates, had the lower income tax rate been in effect from January 1, 2018 through the effective date of the new rates, and to use that amount to offset SWEPCO's ongoing recoveries under its Temporary Rate Reconciliation Rider approved in Docket No. 46449.
 
SWEPCO has proposed that its requested rate change become effective 35 days after the filing of the Petition and Statement of Intent. The proposed effective date is subject to suspension and extension by actions that may be taken by the Commission and other regulatory authorities. SWEPCO may propose that the Commission and other regulatory authorities establish temporary rates during any suspension period. SWEPCO is proposing revisions to most tariffs and schedules. In addition, in order to facilitate future Transmission Cost Recovery Factor (TCRF) and Distribution Cost Recovery Factor (DCRF) filings pursuant to Commission Substantive Rules, 16 Tex. Admin. Code §§ 25.239 and 25.243, respectively, SWEPCO is requesting that the Commission establish baseline values utilizing the new 21% federal income tax rate that will be used to calculate SWEPCO's TCRF and DCRF in future dockets.
 
Persons with questions or who want more information on SWEPCO's Petition may contact SWEPCO at 428 Travis Street, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101, or call toll-free at (888) 216-3523 during normal business hours. A complete copy of the Petition and related fi lings is available for inspection at the address listed in the previous sentence.
 
Persons who wish to intervene in or comment upon these proceedings should notify the Commission as soon as possible, as an intervention deadline will be imposed. A request to intervene or for further information should be mailed to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326. Further information may also be obtained by calling the Public Utility Commission at (512) 936-7120 or (888) 782-8477. Hearing- and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the Commission at (512) 936-7136. A request for intervention or for further information should refer to Docket No. 48233. Unless otherwise ordered by the presiding officer, motions to intervene will be due 45 days from the date SWEPCO filed its Petition and Statement of Intent with the Commission. The 45th day after SWEPCO filed its application is May 20, 2018.
 
 
 

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Tenaha PD Officer Joey Hudnall Starts Drug Investigation


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Tuesday May 16th, 2018 Tenaha Police Officer Joey Hudnall started a drug investigation.
 
 
L to R : Tenaha PD Officer Hudnall with Chief Deputy Fletcher of Harrison County
 
While off duty at a gas station in Nacogdoches County he noticed several males acting suspicious insides the store. He followed them outside and noticed they were occupying two separate vehicles with Tennessee tags. One was a rental van and the other a Camaro. After observing odd behavior show by the men he watched them leave northbound on HWY 59. Officer Hudnall called ahead to an on duty officer who initiated a traffic stop on the van and Camaro.
 
 
K9 units where brought in and a undetermined amount of a substance determined to be methamphetamine was found and the suspects where taken into custody and identifed as Quintrelle Ve'shawn Doss, and Derious Devonte-lonnie Simpson.  The white powder residue shown in the photo is believed to be meth.
 
 
 

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N.E.W Water Supply Boil Notice


 

 

Due to a mechanical problem at Plant 2, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the N.E.W. Water Supply Corporation  PWS  # 2030034 to notify all customers on FM 1751, Hwy 147 S., FM 3279, and surrounding County Roads. This includes the Grapevine, Maxey Town and Chinquapin areas.  Customers are to boil their water prior to consumption (eg., washing hands/ face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc).  Children, seniors and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions.
 
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.  The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. 
 
In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
 
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes. 
 
Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.
 
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received the notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses).  You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
 
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact N.E.W. Water Supply Corporation  at 220 W. Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas, 75972, or call 936-288-0489 or Charles Sharp at 936-201-5001.
 
 
 
 
 

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Voting Information


 

 

Early voting for the Republican Party Primary Run-off Election continues from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at Shelby County Clerk Jennifer Fountain’s office on the downtown Center square. 
Run-off Election Day is Tuesday, May 22. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
 
In Shelby County, there are two local run-offs, Justice of the Peace Precinct One, and for County Commissioner Precinct Four. A run-off was forced when no candidate came away with over 50% of the vote in the March Primary, in a race with at least three candidates.
 
In the Justice of the Peace Precinct One race, incumbent Melissa Crouch is challenged by Randy Robertson. Ms. Crouch picked-up just over 43.5 percent, 670 votes in the March 6 Election, compared to 29.2 percent, or 450 votes for Robertson. The primary had a three-person field.
The Precinct Four commissioners’ race run-off has incumbent Bradley Allen against Tom Bellmyer. Allen had 48.6 percent, or 434 votes in March, with Bellmyer pulling-in 33 percent, or 295 votes. There were four candidates in the March Primary. 
 
Tuesday’s polling locations have been shortened for the run-off election. 
If you vote in One North, One South, One Southeast or One Southwest in Center, you location for voting will be Hurst Street Church of Christ. Voting for J.P. Pct. One is included at this location.
 
One West in Center will include the run-off race for Commissioner Pct. 4 and J.P. One, and is being held at the JOI Ranch on FM 2026.
Box 2 at Excelsior ISD will include J.P. One.
 
Box 8 in Tenaha has the Commission Pct. Four run-off, and is being held at First United Methodist Church in Tenaha.
 
Box 9 North & 9 South in Timpson will be at the Timpson Public Library, where voting includes Commissioner Pct. 4.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Game Changer: Kenneth Harvery Story Premiere


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Game Changer The Kenneth Harvey Story to premiere at the Rio Theatre on Friday Night. There will be a red carpet event before the movie premiere on Friday May 18th, 2018.  
 
There will be seats available Friday night while they last.
 
Open to everyone on Saturday May 19 until Tuesday May 22. All seats will be $7.00. Box office opens at 7 and the feature begins at 7:30.
 
“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 
 
In those days when you pray, I will listen.”
Jeremiah 29:11-12

 

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River City Fest


 

 

This is RCF's 35th year.  May 18th - 20th.  We have something for every age. Food Arts & Crafts, Music, Duck Derby Race, Parade, Pet Parade , Carnival, Car Show, Just to name a few.

 

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Republican Primary Runoff Election Polling Locations Early Voting


 

 

Run-off Election Day is Tuesday, May 22. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
 
In Shelby County, there are two local run-offs, Justice of the Peace Precinct One, and for County Commissioner Precinct Four. A run-off was forced when no candidate came away with over 50% of the vote in the March Primary, in a race with at least three candidates.
 
In the Justice of the Peace Precinct One race, incumbent Melissa Crouch is challenged by Randy Robertson. Ms. Crouch picked-up just over 43.5 percent, 670 votes in the March 6 Election, compared to 29.2 percent, or 450 votes for Robertson. The primary had a three-person field.
The Precinct Four commissioners’ race run-off has incumbent Bradley Allen against Tom Bellmyer. Allen had 48.6 percent, or 434 votes in March, with Bellmyer pulling-in 33 percent, or 295 votes. There were four candidates in the March Primary. 
 
Tuesday’s polling locations have been shortened for the run-off election. 
 
If you vote in One North, One South, One Southeast or One Southwest in Center, you location for voting will be Hurst Street Church of Christ. Voting for J.P. Pct. One is included at this location.
 
One West in Center will include the run-off race for Commissioner Pct. 4 and J.P. One, and is being held at the JOI Ranch on FM 2026.
 
Box 2 at Excelsior ISD will include J.P. One.
 
Box 8 in Tenaha has the Commission Pct. Four run-off, and is being held at First United Methodist Church in Tenaha.
 
Box 9 North & 9 South in Timpson will be at the Timpson Public Library, where voting includes Commissioner Pct. 4.
 
 

 

 

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The Republican Primary Runoff Election is Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Below are the polling locations for each Precinct.  Early voting is currently going on at the Shelby County Clerk's office on the downtown Center city square.  
 
1N, 1SO, 1SE, 1SW (Center)
Voting Location: Church of Christ, 110 Hurst Street, Center, Texas 75935
Runoff Race: Justice of the Peace, Pct 1
 
1W (Center, Timpson, Tenaha)
Voting Location: JOI Ranch, 5198 FM 2026, Tenaha, Texas 75974
Runoff Race: Commissioner, Pct 4 and Justice of the Peace, Pct 1
 
2 (Excelsior)
Voting Location: Excelsior ISD, 11280 St. Hwy 7 W., Center, Texas 75935
Runoff Race: Justice of the Peace, Pct 1
 
8 (Tenaha)
Voting Location: First United Methodist Church, Schiede Hall, 256 N. George Bowers Drive, Tenaha, Texas 75954
Runoff Race: Commissioner, Pct 4
 
9N, 9S (Timpson)
Voting Location: Timpson Public Library, 520 Austin Street, Timpson, Texas 75975
Runoff Race: Commissioner, Pct 4
 
Early Voting for all of the above is at the County Clerk’s office on the Center Square, Monday, May 14 through Friday, May 18, 2018.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Today's News 5-15-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Guns and Drug Arrest in DeSoto


 

 

On May 10th, 2018, at approximately 10 p.m., Deputies with DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division conducted a traffic stop on Highway 84 near Highway 481 outside Mansfield, LA.  The deputy initiating the stop observed a truck carrying a trailer traveling well below the speed limit, impeding the flow of traffic on the roadway.   The driver of the vehicle is identified as Troy Byrd (W/M - DOB:  02/02/1964) of Tucuncari, NM, and a passenger, Danielle Hines (W/F - DOB:  09/13/1971) of Denham Springs, LA.  Byrd stated to the deputy that he was enroute to New Mexico and when asked he responded that there were no guns, drugs, or otherwise illegal possessions in the vehicle. 
 
 
 
Troy Byrd
 
 
 
Danielle Hines
 
 
Both the Byrd and Hines admitted to having prior trouble with law enforcement at which time they were asked to exit the vehicle.  Consent was given for deputies to conduct a search of the vehicle and Byrd and Hines were explained their miranda rights.
 
 
 
During the search, deputies located a loaded 9mm pistol from under the driver's seat as well as a container with a green leafy substance on the passenger side.  Also located during the search was a small bag containing a metal pipe and a pack of zigzag rolling papers.  The DeSoto Parish K9 Unit arrived on the scene at which time Byrd was asked once again if there were any drugs, guns, or otherwise illegal possessions in the trailer.  Byrd told officers there were none and gave consent for the trailer to be searched.  Upon searching the trailer, K9 Deputy Rex was able to locate a large bag containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana next to several guns and other drug paraphernalia.  At this time, both Byrd and Hines were taken into custody and transported to be booked at the DeSoto Parish Detention Center.
 
Troy Byrd and Danielle Hines were both booked on the following charges:
 
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance
 
 

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National Peace Officers Memorial Day


 

 

Today, May 15, 2018 is Peace Officers Memorial Day. We pay tribute to local, state and federal peace officers who have died or who have been disabled in the line of duty. Your US Flag should be at half-staff until sunset. Day is done, God is nigh.

 

 

 

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Shelby County Wreck Results in Death


 

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TX – On May 12th, a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper investigated a one vehicle crash on County Road 2798 about 10 miles south of Center. The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 2 a.m., a 2000 Ford pickup was traveling south on CR 2798 when the pickup drove off the roadway and rolled over; ejecting the driver.

 

The driver is identified as Yvette Stamps, 19, from Cleburne, TX. Stamps was pronounced deceased at the scene by a Shelby County Justice of the Peace. This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

 
 
 
 
 

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Half-Staff Notice Peace Officer Memorial Day Tomorrow


 

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 is Peace Officer Memorial Day.  The President has issued a proclamation ordering the flag of the Untied States be displayed at half-staff from sunup to sunset on this day.  All flags flying with the US Flag should also be lowered.  If you have an outside flag that can’t be lowered respect for the day can be shown by tying a black cord or ribbon to the top.
 
 
 
 
 

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Timpson City Council Meeting


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the governing body of the above named City will be held on the 15th day of May, 2018 at 5:30 pm. at the City Hall, 456 Jacob Street, Timpson, Texas.

 

 

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Shelbyville Lion's Club Boat Raffle Winner


 

 

 
 
Shelbyville Lions Club Boat Raffle Winner was Amanda Windham Sigler.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Cade Foehner Finishes in the Top 5 on American Idol


 

 

Cade Foehner did not advance this past Sunday May 13th, 2018 on American Idol.  Cade had a good run, making it to the top 5 was not easy, and he still gets to go on tour with the top 7 after the series is over for this season.  So congratulations go out to Cade Foehner.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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TAKF 2018 Results & Coverage


 

 

 
40th Annual Take A Kid Fishing Contest Results:
 
 
 
Age Group: 3-5
 
 
Largest Single Bream: Elly Willoughby .25 lb.
 
Smallest Fish by Length: Elli Weie 5.6 cm
 
Heaviest String by Weight: Emmesie Cartwright .85 lb.
 
 
 
Age Group: 6-10
 
 
 
Largest Single Bream: Brandt Wells .40 lb.
 
 
 
Smallest Fish by Length: Namoi Myers 4.6 cm
 
 
 
Heaviest String by Weight: Brandt Wells 1.30 lb.
 
 
 
Age Group: 11-15
 
 
Largest Single Bream: Baylee Whiteside .25 lb.
 
Smallest Fish by Length: Ashlyn Midkift 6.5 cm
 
 
 
 
Heaviest String by Weight: Baylee Whiteside .95 lb.
 
 
Overall Winner:
 
Largest Single Bream: Brandt Wells .40 lb.
 
Heaviest String: Brandt Wells 1.30 lb.
 
 
 
 
40th Shelby County Bass Angler Casting Contest Results:
 
 
 
 
 
Age Group: 3-5
 
 
1st  Blake Koltonski 8 in.
 
2nd Allie Windham 11 in.
 
3rd Braxton Amy 13 in.
 
 
 
Age Group: 6-10
 
 
1st Kaden Sims 5 in.
 
2nd Trevor Ritchie 6 in.
 
3rd Place Dayton White 9 in.
 
 
 
Age Group: 11-15
 
 
1st Collin Llyod 11 in.
 
2nd Mason Sumstine 17 in.
 
3rd Levi Stevens 23 in.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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Center City Council Meeting & City Updates


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City of Center Workshop


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joaquin City Meetings


 

 

 
 
 
JOAQUIN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
 
 
The Joaquin Economic Development Corporation will meet in special session Tuesday, May 15, 2018  at 5:30 p.m. at the Joaquin City Office located at 124 N. Preston, Joaquin, Texas.
          
 
ORDER OF BUSINESS
 
 
1.  Call to order, establish quorum & welcome guest  
2. Board discussion and recommendation of action to The City of Joaquin on expiring terms.
3. Adjourn.
 
IF during the course of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda should be held   in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in executive or closed session, in accordance With the Texas Open Meetings Act, Governmental Code Section 551 and Texas Revised Civil Statutes.
 
 
JOAQUIN PUBLIC SAFETY CORPORATION
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
 
The Joaquin Public Safety Corporation will meet in special session Tuesday, May 15, 2018
          at 6:00 p.m. at the Joaquin City Office located at 124 N. Preston, Joaquin, Texas.
          
 
ORDER OF BUSINESS
 
 
1.  Call to order, establish quorum & welcome guest  
2. Board discussion and recommendation of action to The City of Joaquin on expiring terms.
3. Adjourn.
 
IF during the course of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda should be held   in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in executive or closed session, in accordance With the Texas Open Meetings Act, Governmental Code Section 551 and Texas Revised Civil Statutes.
 
 
 
JOAQUIN CITY COUNCIL MEETING
 
The City Council of Joaquin will meet in regular session Tuesday, May 15, 2018
6:30 p.m. at The Joaquin City Hall located at 124 North Preston, Joaquin, Texas.
 
ORDER OF BUSINESS
 
1. Call to order, establish quorum & welcome guest.
2. Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance.
3. Swearing in of  Council members elected May 5, 2018.
4. Open Forum.
5. Council approval of the previous month’s minutes.
6. Monthly Reports:
a. City Secretary- Administrative updates.
b. Utility Billing Manager
Report -- Monthly receipts.
c. Public Works Manager
Update – Departmental Updates
d. Water Department
Update—Ongoing Water Projects
 
7. Council approval on Payment of Bills.
8. Discussion & Council Action on election of New Mayor Pro-tem
9. Discussion & Council Action on budgetary revisions-Public Works ( Water, Gas, etc.)
10. Discussion & Council Action on appointment of individuals to expiring terms Public Safety Development Corporation.
11. Discussion & Council Action on appointment of individuals to expiring terms Economic Development Corporation.
12. Adjournment.
 
 
IF during the course of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda should be held   in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in executive or closed session, in accordance With the Texas Open Meetings Act, Governmental Code Section 551 and Texas Revised Civil Statutes.
 
 
 
 

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Southern Lemonade Boutique Ribbon Cutting Event


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Southern Lemonade Boutique, one of Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s newest members, is having its New Member Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, May 17th at 10:00am. The public is invited to join the celebration.  
 
Southern Lemonade Boutique is located at 229 San Augustine Street.
 
Southern Lemonade Boutique owners Jennifer McGee and Jessica Ross have a great selection of cute clothes for infants, children, tweens and adults all at affordable prices.  They also carry accessories and a great selection of fun shoes and sandals.  Jennifer and Jessica take the time to get to know their customers and find that perfect top, or dress, or shoes.  They truly offer personal service.
 
Join the Chamber Ambassadors in welcoming Jennifer and Jessica as new business owners!
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or info@shelbycountychamber.com.
 

 

 

 

 

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Republican Primary Runoff Election Video Interview


 

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The Republican Primary Runoff Election is Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Below are the polling locations for each Precinct.
 
1N, 1SO, 1SE, 1SW (Center)
Voting Location: Church of Christ, 110 Hurst Street, Center, Texas 75935
Runoff Race: Justice of the Peace, Pct 1
 
1W (Center, Timpson, Tenaha)
Voting Location: JOI Ranch, 5198 FM 2026, Tenaha, Texas 75974
Runoff Race: Commissioner, Pct 4 and Justice of the Peace, Pct 1
 
2 (Excelsior)
Voting Location: Excelsior ISD, 11280 St. Hwy 7 W., Center, Texas 75935
Runoff Race: Justice of the Peace, Pct 1
 
8 (Tenaha)
Voting Location: First United Methodist Church, Schiede Hall, 256 N. George Bowers Drive, Tenaha, Texas 75954
Runoff Race: Commissioner, Pct 4
 
9N, 9S (Timpson)
Voting Location: Timpson Public Library, 520 Austin Street, Timpson, Texas 75975
Runoff Race: Commissioner, Pct 4
 
Early Voting for all of the above is at the County Clerk’s office on the Center Square, Monday, May 14 through Friday, May 18, 2018.

 

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Take A Kid Fishing


 

 

The largest children’s-only event in deep east Texas and western Louisiana will be held Saturday, May 12 when Center Broadcasting Company and the Shelby County Bass Anglers host the 40th Annual Take a Kid Fishing Bream Tournament on Toledo Bend.
 
For four-decades, the free event has been for kids ages 3 to 15, with every child receiving a rod & reel. In addition, trophies will be awarded in three-separate age groups for largest fish, heaviest stringer by weight and even smallest fish by length. 
 
Center Broadcasting Co. stations KQBB 100.5 FM, KDET 930 AM and KXXE 92.5 FM, along with a hand-full of volunteers put the original tournament together in 1978. The Shelby County Bass Anglers became co-host in recent years, adding a professional fishing atmosphere to the overall tournament, including the very important weigh-in. The bass anglers will once again be hosting a casting competition for all kids.
 
Tournament director Lori Alvis of Center Broadcasting, says the long-time tourney has provided a wonderful opportunity for hundreds of parents, kids and family members to spend quality time together in the outdoors.
 
“We’re very excited to have reached the 40th year of Take a Kid Fishing. The family time alone, seeing so many smiles, parents and children communicating year-after-year, is well worth it.” She added, “We hope you bring your child(ren) out and enjoy the day with us.”
 
 
Ms. Alvis said this year’s event could be the largest ever. Well over 500 participants took part a year ago. There’s also free hot dogs, cold drinks and grab-bags for each child.
Fishing begins at 6 a.m., anywhere on Toledo Bend, but all participants must be in the weigh-in line no later than noon on May 12 at Huxley Bay Marina.
 
All tournament participants must be pre-registered, according to Ms. Alvis.
Entry forms can be picked up at the Center Broadcasting studios, located at 307 San Augustine Street in Center, Huxley Bay Marina, Trail’s End Grocery & RV in Huxley, Southside Bank in San Augustine, or Hometown Tackle & Marine in Center. Forms can also be downloaded from the radio station website, cbc-radio.com.
 
Ms. Alvis said mailed forms must be postmarked by May 4, or can be dropped-off at the Center Broadcasting office, no later than May 7.
 
For more information on the Take a Kid Fishing Bream Tournament contact Center Broadcasting, Co., 936-598-3304.
 
 

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Today's News 5-11-18


 

 

 

 

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Two Vehicle Crash Sabine County


 

 

SABINE COUNTY, TX – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated this morning 5-10-18 a two vehicle crash on SH 21about nine miles east of Hemphill.
 
The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 10:45 a.m., a 2004 Ford pickup was traveling west on SH 21and was attempting to turn left into a private drive when it was struck from behind by a westbound 2005 Peterbilt truck tractor semi-trailer.
 
The driver of the Peterbilt is identified as Claude Daniels, 58, from Natchitoches, LA.  Daniels was transported to a local hospital for possible treatment.  The driver of the Ford is identified as Timmy Hicks, 54, from Hemphill, TX. Hicks was not reportedly injured as a result of the crash.  No additional information is available at this time.
 
 
 
 

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VE Day Memorial


 

 

An observance was  held in honor of the 73rd Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) at the Veterans Memorial, Historic Courthouse, Center Square, Center, Texas on Tuesday, May 8.   Opening prayer given by Post Chaplain Cynthia Islas followed by the Pledge of Allegiance by all in attendance.  Significance of the day given by Post Quartermaster Larry Hume.  Names of 66 Shelby County Veterans who died in the European Theater or are still missing in action were read.  Memorial Wreath placed by Post Sr. Vice Commander Newton Johnson, Jr., followed by the playing of Taps. 

 

 

 

 

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Cade Foehner Signs & T-shirts


 

 

 
Cade Foehner T-shirts and signs contact the Sign Shop in Center, TX at 936-591-9198.
 
 
T-shirts $15
 
Signs $10
 
 
Shirts can also be orders from cadefoehnermusic.com

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American Idol Live Tour 2018


 

 

AMERICAN IDOL ANNOUNCES 2018 LIVE TOUR
THE 40+ CITY SUMMER TOUR FEATURES TOP 7 FINALISTS WITH SPECIAL GUEST SEASON 8 WINNER KRIS ALLEN
 
After a monumental return to television in 2018, American Idol announces it's taking the show on the road with the American Idol Live! 2018 tour, spanning three months this summer. The shows will feature this season's talented Top 7 finalists: Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Jurnee, Maddie Poppe and Michael J. Woodard with special guest, Season 8 American Idolwinner, Kris Allen. The 40+ city tour will kick off on Wednesday, July 11 in Redding, CA and wrap on Sunday, September 16 in Washington, DC. Full list of tour dates below. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, May 11 at 10a.m. local time at www.AmericanIdolLive.com.
 
Joining the tour on select dates is In Real Life, winner of ABC's 2017 summer reality competition show Boy Band. In Real Life has released three singles: "Eyes Closed," their current top 40 hit, "Tattoo (How 'Bout You)" and "How Badly," marking their first foray into singing in Spanish. 
 
VIP packages will be available through www.VIPNation.com giving fans the chance to purchase prime seats and meet and greets with the cast.
 
Produced by Faculty Productions in conjunction with CORE Media Group, American Idol Live! gives fans the unique opportunity to be up close and personal with this season's Top 7 finalists, including this year's newly crowned Idol, and brings your favorite television competition directly to you in performances you can't miss.
 
American Idol: Live! 2018 is represented and booked by United Talent Agency.
 
American Idol Live! 2018 Dates
July 11: Redding, CA - Redding Civic Auditorium
July 12: Central Point, OR - Jackson Co. Fair
July 13: Napa, CA - Uptown Theater
July 16: Denver, CO - Paramount Theater
July 19: Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
July 20: San Antonio, TX - The Tobin Center for Performing Arts
July 21: McAllen, TX - McAllen Performing Arts Center
July 23: Tucson, AZ - Fox Tuscon
July 24: Mesa, AZ - Ikeda Theater
July 26: San Diego, CA - Copley Hall
July 27: Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
July 29: Las Vegas, NV - Orleans Arena
July 30: Modesto, CA - Gallo Center for the Arts
July 31: Livermore, CA - Wente Vineyards
August 1: San Luis Obispo, CA - Fremont Theatre
August 3: Thousand Oaks, CA - Bank of America Performing Arts Center
August 4: Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
August 5: Riverside, CA - Fox Performing Arts Center
August 8: Tulsa, OK - Club Brady
August 9: Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
August 10: St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre
August 12: Baltimore, MD - The Lyric
August 13: Albany, NY - The Palace Theatre
August 14: Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater
August 16: Westbury, NY - The Space at Westbury
August 17: Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center
August 18: Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center
August 19: Lynn, MA - Lynn Auditorium
August 21: Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
August 22: Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
August 23: Omaha, NE - Orpheum Theatre
August 24: Sioux Falls, SD - Washington Pavilion
August 27: Salem, OR - Oregon State Fair
August 28: Monroe, WA - Evergreen State Fair
August 30: Billings, MT - Alberta Bair Theater
August 31: Kamas, UT - DeJoria Center
September 2: Deadwood, SD - Deadwood Mountain Grand Casino
September 5: Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
September 6: Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
September 7: Rosemont, IL - Rosemont Theatre
September 9: Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
September 10: Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center
September 12: York, PA - York Fair
September 13: Munhall, PA - Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
September 14: Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie
September 15: New Bedford, MA - Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
September 16: Washington, DC - Warner Theater
 
 

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Today's News 5-10-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Missing Boy Found


 

 

Sheriff Jayson Richardson would like to inform the public that the missing child Johnny Greer has been found and is safe. We would like to thank everyone that shared posts in an effort to bring him to safety.

 
 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Results


 

 

1. They approved the minutes of the April 4th, 2018 Special meeting, April 11th, 2018 Regular meeting, April 18th, 2018 Special meeting, and the April 25th, 2018 Special meeting.
 
2. They approved and paid weekly expenses.
 
3. They approved the officer’s report.
 
4. They approved public comments on Agenda items.
 
5. Burt Furlow addressed the court about the tree and the flag pole over at the Sheriff’s Office.
 
6. Pct.1 Commissioner to take sealed  bids for  2 dump trailers,  2 half tone pickup , 65 model winch truck, and 580 Case Backhoe.  He will be taking bids beginning tomorrow 5-9-18 to 5-22-18 and the plan to open the bids in court on May 23rd, 2018.  
 
7. Pct. 2 Commissioner to take sealed bids for 90 model Mack Truck.  He will be taking bids beginning tomorrow 5-9-18 to 5-22-18 and the plan to open the bids in court on May 23rd, 2018.  
 
8. Lastly they adjourned.
 
 
 
 
 

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How to Vote for Cade Foehner


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cade Foehner is wowing America he is in the top 5 now on American Idol and here is how we can all help him win and become the next American Idol. 
 
 
Ways to vote for Cade Foehner on Sunday durning the show you can vote the following ways up to 10 times per way for a total of 30 votes in all:
 
 
American Idol Website:
 
 
 
American Idol mobile app:
 
 
 
Text:
 
You can text 8 to 21523
 
Once again remember you can vote up to 10 times per voting method.  Let's all help make Cade the next American Idol.

 

 

 

Signs & T-shirts

 
Cade Foehner T-shirts and signs contact the Sign Shop in Center, TX at 936-591-9198.
 
 
T-shirts $15
 
Signs $10
 
 
Shirts can also be orders from cadefoehnermusic.com

 

 

 

 

 

AMERICAN IDOL ANNOUNCES 2018 LIVE TOUR
THE 40+ CITY SUMMER TOUR FEATURES TOP 7 FINALISTS WITH SPECIAL GUEST SEASON 8 WINNER KRIS ALLEN
 
After a monumental return to television in 2018, American Idol announces it's taking the show on the road with the American Idol Live! 2018 tour, spanning three months this summer. The shows will feature this season's talented Top 7 finalists: Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Jurnee, Maddie Poppe and Michael J. Woodard with special guest, Season 8 American Idolwinner, Kris Allen. The 40+ city tour will kick off on Wednesday, July 11 in Redding, CA and wrap on Sunday, September 16 in Washington, DC. Full list of tour dates below. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, May 11 at 10a.m. local time at www.AmericanIdolLive.com.
 
Joining the tour on select dates is In Real Life, winner of ABC's 2017 summer reality competition show Boy Band. In Real Life has released three singles: "Eyes Closed," their current top 40 hit, "Tattoo (How 'Bout You)" and "How Badly," marking their first foray into singing in Spanish. 
 
VIP packages will be available through www.VIPNation.com giving fans the chance to purchase prime seats and meet and greets with the cast.
 
Produced by Faculty Productions in conjunction with CORE Media Group, American Idol Live! gives fans the unique opportunity to be up close and personal with this season's Top 7 finalists, including this year's newly crowned Idol, and brings your favorite television competition directly to you in performances you can't miss.
 
American Idol: Live! 2018 is represented and booked by United Talent Agency.
 
American Idol Live! 2018 Dates
 
July 11: Redding, CA - Redding Civic Auditorium
July 12: Central Point, OR - Jackson Co. Fair
July 13: Napa, CA - Uptown Theater
July 16: Denver, CO - Paramount Theater
July 19: Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
July 20: San Antonio, TX - The Tobin Center for Performing Arts
July 21: McAllen, TX - McAllen Performing Arts Center
July 23: Tucson, AZ - Fox Tuscon
July 24: Mesa, AZ - Ikeda Theater
July 26: San Diego, CA - Copley Hall
July 27: Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
July 29: Las Vegas, NV - Orleans Arena
July 30: Modesto, CA - Gallo Center for the Arts
July 31: Livermore, CA - Wente Vineyards
August 1: San Luis Obispo, CA - Fremont Theatre
August 3: Thousand Oaks, CA - Bank of America Performing Arts Center
August 4: Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
August 5: Riverside, CA - Fox Performing Arts Center
August 8: Tulsa, OK - Club Brady
August 9: Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
August 10: St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre
August 12: Baltimore, MD - The Lyric
August 13: Albany, NY - The Palace Theatre
August 14: Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater
August 16: Westbury, NY - The Space at Westbury
August 17: Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center
August 18: Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center
August 19: Lynn, MA - Lynn Auditorium
August 21: Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
August 22: Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
August 23: Omaha, NE - Orpheum Theatre
August 24: Sioux Falls, SD - Washington Pavilion
August 27: Salem, OR - Oregon State Fair
August 28: Monroe, WA - Evergreen State Fair
August 30: Billings, MT - Alberta Bair Theater
August 31: Kamas, UT - DeJoria Center
September 2: Deadwood, SD - Deadwood Mountain Grand Casino
September 5: Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
September 6: Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
September 7: Rosemont, IL - Rosemont Theatre
September 9: Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
September 10: Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center
September 12: York, PA - York Fair
September 13: Munhall, PA - Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
September 14: Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie
September 15: New Bedford, MA - Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
September 16: Washington, DC - Warner Theater
 

 

 

 

 

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Denning Rural Water Supply Boil Water Notice Lifted


 

 

 

 

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Cade Foehner Radio Interview


 

 

 

 

 

Cade Foehner is making wowing American and here is how we can all help him win and become the next American Idol. 
 
 
Ways to vote for Cade Foehner on Sunday durning the show you can vote the following ways up to 10 times per way for a total of 30 votes in all:
 
 
American Idol Website:
 
 
 
American Idol mobile app:
 
 
 
Text:
 
You can text 8 to 21523
 
Once again remember you can vote up to 10 times per voting method.  Let's all help make Cade the next American Idol.

 

 

 

 

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Evening News 5-9-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Katelyn Jackson Headed to State in Tennis


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joaquin tennis player Katelyn Jackson placed 2nd in girls singles at the Region III 2AA tennis tournament in Corsicana held April 17th and 18th.  Katelyn advances to the state tennis tournament to be held May 17th and 18th at the Mitchell Tennis Center and Omar Smith Instructional Tennis Courts at Texas A&M University.  Tune in tommorrow morning 5-10-18 to KDET 930 AM or KQBB 100.5 FM to hear her on the radio.  
 

 

 

 

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RUNAWAY JUVENILE UPDATE


 

This in from DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office:
 
 
We wanted to update the public regarding Johnny.  At this time, he has not been located.  We have information that he may be heading towards Center, TX.  Please be aware of your surroundings and contact our office at (318) 872-3956 if you believe you see Johnny.  Your information may help bring him home.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Radio News 5-9-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Runoff Election Voting Locations


 

 

 

 

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Amecian Idol to Visit the Home Towns


 

 

American Idol visits the home town of the Top 3 contestants and Cade Foehner is less than a week away from making it into the Top 3. We are asking everyone to be ready! We want to show our support for Cade in his journey and outshine the other contestants home towns. Plans are tentative and will be announced Sunday night after the Top 3 are announced. Film crews will be here and Tuesday is the tentative date for the festivities which will include a parade and a concert among other events!
 
So have your #CadeFoehner #NextIdol signs ready and clear your schedule for the beginning of next week!
 
 
 

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RUNAWAY JUVENILE


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a runaway juvenile, identified as Johnny Greer. Johnny is a white male, 12 years old, weighing about 100 pounds, and standing about 5’2” tall. He was last seen at about 5:00 p.m. today in the 1000 block of Firetower Road, Grand Cane, LA. It is reported that he was wearing plaid shorts (as pictured below) with a blue t-shirt. He may have left the area riding a white in color bicycle. At this time, foul play is not suspected. Anyone with information regarding the location of Johnny is asked to contact our office at (318) 872-3956.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Evening News 5-8-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Center FD Responds to Brush Fire


 

 

 

 

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Two Vehicle Fatality Crash in Nacogdoches


 

 

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated a two vehicle fatality crash at the intersection of SH 21 and Loop 34.
 
The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 7:20 a.m. on 5-8-18, a 1994 Nissan passenger car was traveling east on SH 21. A 2014 GMC SUV was traveling west on SH 21 and crossed the eastbound lane and struck the Nissan head-on. Initial reports indicate the GMC was attempting to travel onto Loop 34.
 
The driver of the GMC is identified as Courtney Bush, 27, from Center, TX. Bush and a three year old passenger were transported to Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches for treatment.
 
The driver of the Nissan is identified as Thomas Williams III, 45, from San Augustine, TX. Williams and a thirteen year old passenger were both pronounced deceased at the scene by a Nacogdoches County Justice of the Peace.
 
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Radio News 5-8-18


 

 

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Joaquin Special City Council Meeting


 

 

 
The City Council of Joaquin will meet in special session Thursday, May 10, 2018
 
At 4:00 p.m. at The Joaquin City Hall located at 124 North Preston, Joaquin, Texas.
 
ORDER OF BUSINESS
 
1.Call to order, establish quorum & welcome guest.
2.Canvass of the vote of the May 5, 2018 Municipal Election.
3.Adjournment .
 
 
 

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Jury Duty Cancellation


 

 

The Jury that was scheduled for Monday, May 14th, 2018 for the 273rd District Court Judge Charles R. Mitchell presiding has been cancelled.

 
 

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Barber Busted


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brittany Barber was arrested Friday, May 4, 2018 in Joaquin. Constable Pct. 2, Roy Cheatwood received information on Barber’s whereabouts and was able to locate her. Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michael Griffin assisted in the arrest.
 
Barber was booked into the Shelby County jail on warrants for POCS (F-3) $15,000 bond and Abandoning/Endangering a Child (SJF) $10,000 bond. Barber posted bonds and was released May 6, 2018.
 
 
 
 

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Cade Foehner Advances Again


 

 

 

Cade Foehner Advanced again yesterday evening 5-6-18 on American Idol he is now in the top 5.  Also the top 7 contestants will be going on tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Radio News 5-7-18


 

 

 

 

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Tenaha City Council Meeting


 

 

Notice is hereby given the regular scheduled called meeting of the governing body of the City of Tenaha will be held on Monday, May 7,2018 at 5:15 p.m. in the City Hall Council Meeting Room located at 238 N. George Bowers Drive in Tenaha, Texas.  If while the meeting, any discussion on items on the Agenda should be held in executive session, the Council will convene in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code Section 551.101 and Texas Revised Civil Statues.
 
Order of Business
 
1.Call to Order
2.Welcome/Pledge/Prayer
3.Roll Call
4.Discuss and Consider Application of Southwestern Electric Power Company Action
5.Discuss and Consider Process for Obtaining Overtime Public Works  Action
6.“Closed Section per Texas Government Code Section 551.074 Personnel Deliberation on City Manager Position: Employment Contract B. Employee 90 Day Review; Sgt. Joey Hundall, Officer Johnathan Newton, and City Secretary Jessica Jones.
7.Return to Open Session Action if needed concerning items discussed. 
8.Department Head and Council Report
9.Meeting Adjourn
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting


 
 
 
 
 
Notice is hereby given that a Regular meeting of the Governing of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 9th day of May, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in the Courtroom of the Shelby County Courthouse at 200 San Augustine Street, Shelby County, Texas to deliberate and consider the action on the following items:
 
1.Approve the minutes of the April 4, 2018 Special meeting, April 11, 2018 Regular meeting, April 18, 2018 Special meeting, and the April 25, 2018 Special meeting.
 
2.Approve and pay weekly expenses.
 
3.Approve officer’s report.
 
4.Public comments on Agenda items.
 
5.Burt Furlow to address the court about the tree and the flag pole over at the Sheriff’s Office.
 
6.Pct.1 Commissioner to take sealed  bids for  2 dump trailers,  2 half tone pickup , 65 model winch truck, and 580 Case Backhoe.
 
7.Pct. 2 Commissioner to take sealed bids for 90 model Mack Truck.
 
8.Adjourn.
 
 

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