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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 4/29/14--4/30/14


Arrest Report

4/29/14--4/30/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Curvie Brinson, 55, Center, Delivery of Marijuana

 

Willie R. Roland, 54, Tenaha, Warrant-Theft

 

Sylvester Daughtry, 35, Logansport, Evading on Foot, Failure to ID Fugitive and Warrant-Unsafe Lane Change

 

Doyle Johnson, 30, Timpson, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

Note: All Subjects are Innocent until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law.

 

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Timpson Area: Sheriff's Department Investigating Child's Death


The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a toddler from the Timpson area.

 

Sheriff Willis Blackwell said his department is waiting for autopsy and toxicology results that would assist them in their investigation into the death of 14-month old Trenton Deloy Parks. 

 

The incident reportedly occurred at the home of the child’s parents, David and LeAnn Fox Parks on County Road 4694 in the Rosehill Community.

 

Sheriff Blackwell said his department received a call from Nacogdoches Medical Center Hospital around three o'clock Sunday afternoon that a male child has been brought into their facility by Timpson Volunteer Ambulance from Shelby County that was deceased.

 

The sheriff said investigators do know the child was found by a family friend floating face up in a bathtub with both faucets on and water running. He said that individual, identified as Clayton Russell, had reportedly knocked a number of times before entering the residence.

 

Sheriff Blackwell advised the medical examiner has not said the cause of death is drowning, nor are they ruling out drowning at this time. Sheriff Blackwell noted that both parents were in the home at the time of the incident, and were apparently asleep.

 

He said a three-year old child was also in the home during this time, and was unharmed.

 

Funeral service for Trenton Deloy Parks will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Woodland Christian Church in Timpson.

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REVISION: Outreach Ministries Leader Passes Away Suddenly


We have learned of the death of Shelby County Outreach Ministries’ Executive Director Pam White. Friends say Ms. White apparently suffered a massive heart attack. Pam White was the driving force behind the outreach ministries programs in Shelby & San Augustine Counties, including the nutrition sites, Meals on Wheels in both counties, in addition to the Unique Boutique store in East Center, the Helping Hands Outreach, and food pantry, as well as a popular community leader and friend. Funeral service for 53-year old Pam White is pending at Watson & Sons.

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Hemphill ISD Superintendent Pearson's Funeral Today


The Hemphill and Sabine County area is mourning the loss of another leader, as Hemphill ISD Superintendent Glenn Ray Pearson will be laid to rest today. He died Sunday at his home from complications of a heart attack while doing yard work. The 80-year old Pearson was currently superintendent of the Hemphill ISD, and according to his obit, the school district saw several building projects, the last being the new elementary school which is currently under construction. Funeral service for Glenn Ray Pearson will be at 4 today in the Hemphill ISD Athletic Complex in Hemphill. It was earlier this month that Sabine County Judge Charles Watson passed away after a long illness.

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Sen. Nichols, Rep. Paddie Issue Comments on Sabine County Issue


State Senator Robert Nichols and State Representative Chris Paddie have both issued comments after learning TxDOT has asked a Sabine County property owner to remove a sign from their her property containing the Ten Commandments.

 

Jeanette Golden’s home is near State Hwy. 21, and she was issued a letter recently by the state agency or she would be fined. Senator Nichols said he was greatly disturbed when he learned of the situation. He said freedom of speech, freedom of religion and the protection of property rights or at the center of the issue. Senator Nichols had been in direct contact with TxDOT leadership, and encouraged the agency to reevaluate their decision and work towards a solution.

 

According to TxDOT, the sign is believed to not be in compliance with the Highway Beautification Act of 1965, which is tied to Federal funding and regulates billboard signs.

 

Rep. Paddie said the situation is a classic example of governmental overreach. He added his office is committed to working with TxDOT to quickly resolve the situation.

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Chamber to Hold Ribbon Cutting at ET Extended Care in Timpson


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite the public to join them for a Relocation Ribbon Cutting as they congratulate Justin Timmons and Dawn Barns and the staff of East Texas Extended Care at their new location at 507 N Jacob Street in Timpson. The ribbon cutting will be held Tuesday, May 6, at 4:00 p.m. East Texas Extended Care is a Family Practice providing well and sick visits for children and adults, well woman exams and preventive care. The new location enables the clinic to provide more diagnostic services.

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Nice Weather in Store Rest of Week


Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
 
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
 
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Light northwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
 
Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
 
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
 
Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
 
Saturday Sunny, with a high near 82.
 
Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 55.
 
Sunday Sunny, with a high near 86.

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Sheriff's Posse Rodeo Set for June 6 & 7


Mark your calendar, the annual Shelby County Sheriff's Posse Rodeo will be June 6 & 7 at the Shelby County Expo Center. The rodeo is again produced by Klein Brothers Rodeo Company and will feature a number of special features. Keep listening for details on Center Broadcasting stations.

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Local Sports Round up 4/30/14; CBC to Broadcast Rider Playoff Games


The Center Roughrider are headed to the state baseball playoffs for the first time since 2005, and will play Rusk in a best-of-three bi-district series starting at 7 Friday night at Morris Frank Park in Lufkin. Game 2 will be at 2 Saturday, with a Game 3, to follow if needed. Center Broadcasting will have live coverage of the Riders throughout the state playoffs as Don Wall will be describing every pitch. We'll have the broadcast on Q-100 KQBB starting Friday night.

 

The Joaquin Rams will play Kennard in a Class 1A best-of-three bi-district series starting at 6 Thursday in Woden. Game 2 will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Game 3, if needed, immediately after Game 2.

 

The Broaddus Bulldogs finished as the third seed from Dist. 23-1A and will play Dallardsville Big Sandy in a bi-district series. Meanwhile, West Sabine is the #1 seed, and Colmesneil was the #2 seed.

 

The Garrison Bulldogs will open the Class 2A playoffs with a home-and-home bi-district series against Hemphill. Garrison will host Hemphill at 7 p.m. on Thursday before traveling to face them at 7 p.m. on Friday. If a third game is needed, it will at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hemphill.

 

Softball Playoffs:

 

The Shelbyville Lady Dragons will play Zavalla in a Class 1A area round playoff game at 6 p.m. Thursday at Nacogdoches High School.

 

The Garrison Lady Bulldogs will meet Sabine in a Class 2A best-of-3 area series at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall. Game 1 is at 7 Thursday, with Game 2 at 6:00 Friday, and if needed, Game 3 at 2 Saturday afternoon.

 

Panola College has a new head women's basketball coach. Eddie Kite comes to Panola after 11 years at Connors State College, where his team's have averaged 24 wins a season. Coach Kite coached at the University of Houston, and was the coach at East Texas Baptist University in 1993 helping the Tigers to their first-ever NAIA National Tournament appearance.

 

We're coming up on the registration deadline for the the 36th annual Center Broadcasting-Shelby County Bass Angler’s Take a Kid Fishing Tournament, on Saturday, May 10 at Huxley Bay Marina on Toledo Bend. Sign-ups are underway for the free event, which is for kids 3 to 15 through this Friday. Entry forms are available at Center Broadcasting, Huxley Bay Marina, Scarber’s Grocery, and Trail’s End & RV in Huxley, First Bank and Trust East Texas in San Augustine, or Hometown Tackle in Center. Also, you can print out an entry form from our Center Broadcasting Co. Website—cbc-radio.com and return to one of the entry locations by the close of business Friday.

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Funeral Notices: 4/30/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces pending service for 81-year old Calvin Monroe “Pete” Cates of Shelbyville. He passed away Tuesday at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces pending service for 66-year old Harriett Russell of Center. She passed away Tuesday in Nacogdoches.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces pending service for 53-year old Pam White of Center. She passed away Tuesday in Nacogdoches.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces a graveside service for 64-year old Ronald Hoyt Patterson of Center. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 10 Thursday at Powdrill Cemetery in Center. Among Ronald Hoyt Patterson’s survivors are, sons, Tyler Patterson of Tyler, Sean Patterson of Houston and Jason Patterson of Alaska; sisters, Florine Rudd of Jackson, Tenn., and Deborah Beckers of Port Neches. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church for youth summer camp.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 49-year old Cindy Hargrove Sharp of Joaquin. Service will be at 2 this afternoon at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Among Cindy Hargrove Sharp’s survivors are, her husband, Richard Sharp of Joaquin; daughter, Kasey Hargrove of Joaquin; sons, Richard Sharp, Jr. “Little Man”, and Jamie Carroll, both of Joaquin; sisters, Kim Bridges of Center and Jessica Hargrove of Shelbyville; brother, Jared Hargrove of Shelbyville; and father, Johnny Hargrove of Shelbyville.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces graveside service for 59-year old Janet Wilson of Center. She passed away Monday in San Augustine. Graveside service will be at 2 Thursday at Antioch Cemetery in Center. Among Janet Wilson’s survivors are a son, Andrew Wilson of Marshall; mother, Wynnell Lawson of Center; brother, Jerry Lawson of Center; sister, Jenny Ray Fancher of Center; and grand-daughter, Kaleigh Wilson of Marshall.

 

Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson announces service for one-year old Trenton Deloy Parks of Timpson. He passed away Sunday in Nacogdoches. Service will be at 10 Thursday morning at Woodland Christian Church in Timpson, with interment to follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery, Shelby County. Visitation for family and friends will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Taylor Funeral Home. Among Trenton Deloy Parks survivors are his parents, David Aaron Parks and Leanne Janette (Fox) Parks of Timpson; a brother, Trevor Parks of Timpson; grandparents, Cecil Parks of Timpson, Debbie Parks of Missouri, and Dion and Shanna Schoening of Timpson; great grandparents, Flavia Langley of Porter, Joe Parks, Sr. of Riverside, and Frank and Bonnie Fox of Onalaska.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home of San Augustine announces service for 60-year old Brenda Joyce Ricks of Chrieno. She passed away Sunday in Houston. She owned and operated a day care in Chireno. Service will be at 4 Thursday in the Chireno Baptist Church, with interment at Lower Chireno Cemetery. Visitation will be this evening. Among Brenda Joyce Ricks’ survivors are her husband, James Ricks of Chireno; daughters, Ramona Shaw and Melissa Sanford, both of Chireno; son Micah Ricks of Melrose; sisters, Rebecca Faulk of Lufkin and Dawn Smith of Chireno; and brother-in-law, Nelson Carter of Tyler.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending service for 47-year old Tommy Rector of Center. He passed away Tuesday morning at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

 

Garner & Sons Mortuary of San Augustine announces pending service for 59-year old Melvin Crawford of Center. He passed away Sunday at his residence.

 

Garner & Sons Mortuary of San Augustine announces pending service for 66-year old Sarah C. Brown of San Augustine. She passed away Saturday at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

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Slight Chance of Rain, Sunny & Nice Rest of Week


Today A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. North wind 5 to 15 mph.
 
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 48. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
 
Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the evening.
 
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
 
Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.
 
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
 
Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
 
Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

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Tenaha ISD has Called Meeting to Discuss Hiring of Band Director


The Tenaha ISD Board of Trustees has a called meeting at 5:30 this afternoon, and the only item on the agenda for discussion and consideration will be employment of a band director. Brian Sours, a current employee of the San Saba ISD is being recommended for the position.

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Center ISD to Have Called Meeting Wednesday


The Center ISD Board of Trustees will have a special meeting at noon Wednesday, and among the agenda items will be recognition of Center Elementary School students, staff and programs, in addition to district personnel if needed.

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Natural Gas Vehicle Workshop Planned May 21 in Center


The Economic Development Committee of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce has formed an Energy Task Force to host a Natural Gas Vehicle Workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 at the Windham Civic Center.

 

The day will begin with an overview of the Natural Gas Industry, followed by CenterPoint Energy's perspective as a gas supplier. Presentations will cover vehicle conversions and CNG fueling stations and equipment as well. CNG transition for school districts will be addressed along with a bus exhibit.

 

State Senator Robert Nichols will be the keynote speaker following a lunch buffet. Sen. Nichols will discuss "The Future of Natural Gas in Texas".

 

The public is invited to hear the industry specialist discuss vehicle conversions and fueling options as the community faces the future.

 

Registration is required by Wednesday, May 14 by calling the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 598-3682. Lunch is included in the $10 fee.

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TxDOT Conducting Preventative Maintenance Seal Coating


TxDOT has a couple of preventive maintenance program two-step seal coat projects in Shelby and San Augustine Counties this week. The process covers an existing roadway with a layer of hot asphalt followed by rock. Scheduled for work in Shelby County is FM 2261, from 3.5 miles East of SH 87 to the end of pavement; and in San Augustine County, FM 705, from SH 147 to FM 83. The process seals the roadway to keep water out thereby adding years of life and requiring less maintenace while providing a new driving surface to motorists. TxDOT reminds motorist to expect short delays in the work zones, and to drive with caution when traveling through work zones. Remember, traffic fines double when workers are present.

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Center Fly-in Young Eagle Rally May 17


The Center Municipal Airport Advisory Board an the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce are making preparations for the Center Fly-in Young Eagle Rally to be held Saturday, May 17 at the Center Municipal Airport. The Young Eagle Rally provides free airplane rides for students ages 8 to 17. For students to participate, email info@shelbycountychamber.com or call 598-3682 or come by the chamber office on the downtown Center square to preregister on or before May 15. There will be a limited number of registrations taken for the event. The Center Fly-in committee will be providing a hot dog lunch, which includes chips and a drink. Gates will open at 9 a.m. with flights beginning at 10 a.m.

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City, School Early Voting Underway


Early voting for the Saturday, May 10 General Election is underway, and will continue through Tuesday, May 6. City elections will be held in Timpson and Tenaha; and school trustee elections in Timpson, Tenaha, Joaquin and Shelbyville ISDs. Remember, you must have an acceptable form of ID in order to vote.

Here are the contested races and early voting locations and times.

 

In the City of Timpson, for mayor, incumbent Debra Smith is challenged by Councilman George Grace. Voting is taking place from 8-5 daily and from 7 to 7 on today, April 29 and May 6 at city hall.

 

In the City of Tenaha, the mayor’s race has current mayor Orinthia Johnson, and challenger Claudine Wilson Howard. For the one-year council term, incumbent Mark Hickson is challenged by Michael Baker. As for the two available two-year terms, incumbent Durand Steadman is challenged by Cliff Lloyd and Tommy Rinkle. City of Tenaha early voting is from 8 to 4 daily and from 6 to 6 on May 1 & May 2 at city hall.

 

All school trustee election will take place their district's administration building during the week, Monday thru Friday.

 

In the Timpson ISD there’s three vying for two trustee positions incumbents Joyce Wolfe and Stephen Burgay are challenged by Jim Rader. Voters in the Timpson ISD can cast ballots early from 8 to 4.

Tenaha ISD has two trustee positions up for election with three running. They are incumbent Tracy Collins, and challengers Michael Ogden and Vickie Jernigan. Early Voting in the Tenaha ISD is from 7:30 to 3:30.

 

The Joaquin ISD has three positions available with six running. They are incumbent John Paul Lawson and Rodney Harper, James Hamilton, Thomas Harvey, Chrisco Bragg and Pam Hearnsberger. Joaquin ISD voters can vote early from 8 to 4.

 

The Shelbyville ISD Board of Trustees has two positions open, with four running. They are incumbents Tiffanne Klein and Faye Dale Allen, and challengers Tim Bradshaw and Mark Bohannon. Early voting for Shelbyville ISD is from 7:45 to 3:45.

 

The Garrison ISD is also having an election, as Russell O’Dell, Olan Woodard, Jr., Perry Honea and Billy Cooper are on the ballot. Early voting is from 8 to 5.

Nacogdoches ISD voters are also casting ballots on a $58-million bond election.

 

Early voting for the May 27 Party Primary Run-off Election will be May 19-23. There's one run-off in San Augustine County, between Steve Bryan and David McEarchern (McKatherine). There's also several state-wide run-offs, including the Republican nominee for state railroad commission between Wayne Christian and Ryan Sitton.

 

A reminder: If you voted in a party primary, you can only vote in that same party’s runoff”.  If you did not vote in the March 4 Primary you may still vote and can vote in the runoff election for either party.

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Busy Weekend Coming Up


It’s going to be a busy first-weekend in May as several events are planned Saturday.

 

The Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its third annual BBQ Cookoff at Frontier RV Park and Storage. This year’s event will feature a Bike Rally. All activities are at Frontier RV Park & Storage on Hwy. 59 South. There’s a dance Friday night, with gates opening at 10:30 Saturday morning and teams compete for $2,600 in cash prizes and trophies. There are arts & crafts, and plenty of food for tasting. Admission is $10 for adults, children 12 and under free.

 

The Tenaha Beautification & Even Committee is having Trash to Treasures along the Tracks from 9 to 3 Saturday. Garage sale items will be available for selling and trading on the Tenaha Square.

 

Excelsior PTO is hosting the Excelsior Extravaganza, a huge sales event from 11 to 6 Saturday at the Excelsior school in Aiken. By the way, chicken dinners will be served from 11 to 3 for $6, with leg quarters prepared by the Shelby County Cookers. All money raised from the dinner sale will go to help the Michael & Sarah Simmons family.

 

The San Augustine County Farmers Market will start Saturday in downtown San Augustine. The market will go every Saturday thru August, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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Funeral Notices: 4/29/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces pending service for 59-year old Janet Wilson of Center. She passed away Monday in San Augustine. That’s pending service for Janet Wilson at Watson & Sons.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces pending service for 34-year old Jose Garcia of Center. He passed away Monday in Ohio. That’s pending service for Jose Garcia at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces a graveside service for 64-year old Ronald Hoyt Patterson of Center. He passed away Monday at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 Wednesday at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 10 Thursday at Powdrill Cemetery in Center. Among Ronald Hoyt Patterson’s survivors are, sons, Tyler Patterson of Tyler, Sean Patterson of Houston and Jason Patterson of Alaska; sisters, Florine Rudd of Jackson, Tenn., and Deborah Beckers of Port Neches. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church for youth summer camp.

 

Watson & Sons announces service for 6-year old Logan Joel Simmons of Center. Logan was a first grade student at Excelsior ISD. Service will be at 2 this afternoon at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Shady Grove Cemetery in Nacogdoches County. Among Logan Simmons survivors are, his parents, Michael and Sarah Simmons of Center; sisters, Breonna Simmons and MaKenna Simmons of Center; grandparents, Rhonda Alexander of Corrigan, Ronnie McCarty of Nacogdoches, Kay Williams of Nacogdoches and Kennith Simmons of Tawakoni; great grandparents, Ann and Robert Malnar of Corrigan, Wesley Alexander of Nacogdoches, Betty and Walter McCarty of Nacogdoches and Woody Simmons of Tawakoni; and great great grandparent, Margarette Kinder of Cleveland.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 66-year old Marilyn Kay Vaughn of Shelbyville. Service will be at 4 this afternoon at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Among Marilyn Kay Vaughn's survivors are her husband, J.C. Vaughn of Shelbyville; daughter, Charlotte Gunn of Biloxi, MS; mother, Helen Buchanan of Pineville, La.; sisters, Dottie Hall of Pennsylvania and Barbi Kokemor of Pineville, Louisiana; step-children, Clay Vaughn of Huxley and Pamela Schroeder of Pasadena. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fannie Brown Booth Library, 619 Tenaha Street, Center, Texas 75935 and Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center, 220 Field Street, Center, Texas 75935.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 49-year old Cindy Hargrove Sharp of Joaquin. She passed away Sunday at her residence. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 Wednesday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Among Cindy Hargrove Sharp’s survivors are, her husband, Richard Sharp of Joaquin; daughter, Kasey Hargrove of Joaquin; sons, Richard Sharp, Jr. “Little Man”, and Jamie Carroll, both of Joaquin; sisters, Kim Bridges of Center and Jessica Hargrove of Shelbyville; brother, Jared Hargrove of Shelbyville; and father, Johnny Hargrove of Shelbyville.

 

We report the death of 60-year old Kenneth Burt “Bubba” Koonce of Houston. He passed away April 19, and was a 1972 graduate of Center High School. Among Kenneth Burt “Bubba” Koonce’s survivors are, his wife Barbara Koonce; father, Bertie Koonce; daughter, Sarah Johnson; son, Alan Koonce; brother, Keith Koonce; and sister, Kelly Parker.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces service for 71-year old Mary Mixon of Huxley, a resident of Pine Grove Nursing Home. Service will be at 1 today at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, with burial at Wimberley Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Tuesday at Mangum Funeral Home. Among Mary Mixon's survivors are daughters, Jeanie Matheny and Renee Dorsey of Huxley; sisters, Nelva Jean Wallace of Henderson, Juanita Dean LaGrone of Deadwood and JoNell LaGrone of Deadwood; and a special friend, Hazel McKenzie of Center.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 79-year old Mrs. Lorene Garrett of Center. Service will be at 11 this morning at St. Paul Baptist Church in Center, with interment at Westview Cemetery in Center. The body will lie in state from 10 to 11. Among Lorene Garrett’s survivors are nephews, James Moore of San Augustine and Steve Moore of Nacogdoches; a niece, Lannette Scott of Center.

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Local Sports Round up 4/29/14; Rider Baseball Playoff Bound, Beat Rusk 7-2


Center boys' doubles tennis players Adam Reeves and Alec Lucas were knocked from the Class 3A state tennis tournament during quarterfinal play in College Station Monday. The juniors lost in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3 to a team from Hondo. Joaquin boys’ singles player Jimmy Smith also lost in quarter-final play, losing 6-4, 6-3 to a player from Wellington in the Class A tourney.

 

The Center Roughriders are headed to the Class 3A state baseball playoffs after taking a 7-2 district playoff game win over Jasper last night in Nacogdoches. Center will represent Dist. 20-3A as the fourth playoff seed, finishing 6-6. The Riders will now meet Rusk in bi-district this week. The Best-of-three series will be played in Lufkin Friday night and Saturday at Morris Frank Park. Rusk won Dist. 19-3A, going 12-0.

 

The Joaquin Rams are the third-place team from 21-1A, and will play Kennard in a best-of-three bi-district series tentatively set to star Thursday in Woden. Game one is at 6:00 pm Thursday, with Game 2 at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Game 3, if needed, immediately after Game 2.

 

The Garrison Bulldogs will open the playoffs with a home-and-home series against Hemphill. Garrison will host Hemphill at 7 p.m. on Thursday before traveling to face them at 7 p.m. on Friday. If a third game is needed, it will at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hemphill.

 

Softball Playoffs:

 

The Shelbyville Lady Dragons will play Zavalla in an area round playoff game at 6 p.m. Thursday at Nacogdoches High School.

 

The Garrison Lady Bulldogs will meet Sabine in area this week, in a best-of-3 series at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall. Game 1 is at 7 Thursday, with Game 2 at 6:00 Friday, and if needed, Game 3 at 2 Saturday afternoon.

 

We're coming up on the registration deadline for the the 36th annual Center Broadcasting-Shelby County Bass Angler’s Take a Kid Fishing Tournament, on Saturday, May 10 at Huxley Bay Marina on Toledo Bend. Sign-ups are underway for the free event, which is for kids 3 to 15 through this Friday. Entry forms are available at Center Broadcasting, Huxley Bay Marina, Scarber’s Grocery, and Trail’s End & RV in Huxley, First Bank and Trust East Texas in San Augustine, or Hometown Tackle in Center. Also, you can print out an entry form from our Center Broadcasting Co. Website—cbc-radio.com and return to one of the entry locations by the close of business Friday.

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Weather Update, Lightning Incidents


We've had a slight break in the severe weather activity across Deep East Texas and Western Louisiana, after the National Weather Service said there could have been some possible tornado activity in southern Panola County near Gary. There's been no confirmation and no reports of damage this morning. Shelby & Panola Counties were both under a tornado warning as issued by the NWS until 4:30, as a strong storm cell pushed across the area. A Tornado Watch was also issued about the same time that expired at 5. The NWS reissued a Tornado Watch for us until 12 noon today.
 
Lightning strikes on a couple of tank batteries at oil/gas well locations this morning. 
 
The Joaquin VFD was called to the Haslam Loop (CR 3590)  behind Brookshire Brothers at 4:14 a.m.. After personnel arrived to turn-off the valve, fireman quickly extinguished the fire.
 
Also, Huxley fireman were called to a tank battery fire on CR 2450 at 5:08 a.m.
 
During Sunday's high winds, DETEC experienced 4 short outages today due to high winds. These outages were scattered throughout Shelby Co. and were resolved quickly.

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meets at 9:30 Today


There will be a special meeting of the Shelby County Commissioners' Court at 9:30 this morning, as the governing body will hear a presentation from Eric Carver of Axley & Rode on the Fiscal Year 2013 outside audit report. In addition, commissioners will consider accepting a donation to the sheriff's office in accordance with local government code.

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Center City Council Meets Today


The Center City Council meets in regular session at 5 this afternoon, and among their agenda items for discussion and possible approval will be a resolution waiver of payment in lieu of Texas PILOT for Center Housing Authority. City Manager Chad Nehring said this is needed because the housing authority is competitive with private housing options, and it’s in place to pay property taxes. The council will also discuss a resolution to adopt the revised Fair Housing Activity Statement and Anti-NIMBY-ism Action Plan; and appointment to the Center 4B Economic Development Committee, to fill the vacancy left by the death of Councilman Byndom. In addition there will be items of interest for discussion, including the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s Natural Gas Vehicle Forum to be held from 8:30 to 1 p.m. on May 21 at the Windham Civic Center. Prior to today’s meeting, the Center City Council will meet in a Special Workshop at 4:30 to discuss the mid-year Financial Report and Preliminary Budget.

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Nacogdoches Jury Sentences Center Man to 35 Years


A Center man was sentenced to 35-years in prison Friday in Nacogdoches County District Court. After a four-day trial, a jury found 24-year old Thomas Howell guilty on two counts of burglary of habitation, one count of violating protective order and another count of retaliation. The jury returned a non-guilty verdict for assault family violence, and a mistrial was declared on a count of sexual assault. Howell allegedly violated a protective order and assaulted his ex-girlfriend after breaking into her house before leading Nacogdoches County sheriff’s deputies and other officials on a nine-hour manhunt in the Central Heights’ area back in January 2013. He was found in a vacant house the next morning. 

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Early Voting Starts Today for May 10 Elections


Early voting for the Saturday, May 10 General Election begins today, and will continue through Tuesday, May 6. City elections will be held in Timpson and Tenaha; and school trustee elections in Timpson, Tenaha, Joaquin and Shelbyville ISDs.

Here are the contested races and early voting locations and times.

 

In the City of Timpson, for mayor, incumbent Debra Smith is challenged by Councilman George Grace. Voting is taking place from 8-5 daily and from 7 to 7 on April 29 and May 6 at city hall.

In the City of Tenaha, the mayor’s race has current mayor Orinthia Johnson, and challenger Claudine Wilson Howard. For the one-year council term, incumbent Mark Hickson is challenged by Michael Baker. As for the two available two-year terms, incumbent Durand Steadman is challenged by Cliff Lloyd and Tommy Rinkle. City of Tenaha early voting is from 8 to 4 daily and from 6 to 6 on May 1 & May 2 at city hall.

 

All school trustee election will take place their district's administration building during the week, Monday thru Friday.

 

In the Timpson ISD there’s three vying for two trustee positions incumbents Joyce Wolfe and Stephen Burgay are challenged by Jim Rader. Voters in the Timpson ISD can cast ballots early from 8 to 4.

Tenaha ISD has two trustee positions up for election with three running. They are incumbent Tracy Collins, and challengers Michael Ogden and Vickie Jernigan. Early Voting in the Tenaha ISD is from 7:30 to 3:30.

The Joaquin ISD has three positions available with six running. They are incumbent John Paul Lawson and Rodney Harper, James Hamilton, Thomas Harvey, Chrisco Bragg and Pam Hearnsberger. Joaquin ISD voters can vote early from 8 to 4.

The Shelbyville ISD Board of Trustees has two positions open, with four running. They are incumbents Tiffanne Klein and Faye Dale Allen, and challengers Tim Bradshaw and Mark Bohannon. Early voting for Shelbyville ISD is from 7:45 to 3:45.

The Garrison ISD is also having an election, as Russell O’Dell, Olan Woodard, Jr., Perry Honea and Billy Cooper are on the ballot. Early voting is from 8 to 5.

Nacogdoches ISD voters are also casting ballots on a $58-million bond election.

By the way, today's the last day to register to vote for the May 27 Party Primary Run-off Election. You can register in Shelby County at the voter registrar's office in the courthouse, or in San Augustine County as election administrator Deborah Wood's office. Early voting for the run-off will be May 19-23. There's one run-off in San Augustine County, between Steve Bryan and David McEarchern (McKatherine). There's also several state-wide run-offs, including the Republican nominee for state railroad commission between Wayne Christian and Ryan Sitton.

A reminder: If you voted in a party primary, you can only vote in that same party’s runoff”.  If you did not vote in the March 4 Primary you may still vote and can vote in the runoff election for either party.

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Miss Shelby County 2014 Crowned


The 2014 Miss Shelby County Pageant was held Saturday evening and the reigning court crowned the 2014 Queens. Girls from 9 to 19 put on a production and competed in Interview, Sportswear and Evening Gown Competitions for the highest combined scores to wear the crown and represent Shelby County for the next year.

 The 2014 Court includes Miss Shelby County - Amy Permenter (Shelbyville), Miss Shelby County Teen - Jaden Washington (Tenaha), Miss Shelby County Jr Teen - Jasmine Cooks (Center), Miss Shelby County Pre-Teen - Kadence Polley (Center), Miss Shelby County Covergirls - Taylor Amburn (Center) and Kadence Polley (Center).

 

Earlier that day the Little Miss Shelby County was held and those winners were Little Mister Shelby County - Jayden Barkins, Baby Miss Shelby County - Cadence Shadix, Tiny Miss Shelby County - Caitlyn Cassell and Little Miss Shelby County - Skyler Weatherford.

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Simmons Family Update


We want to get you updated on the condition of the two young girls that were injured in the one-vehicle accident in Center on April 19. Both 8-year old Breonna and 3-year old McKenna Simmons were released from University Health Hospital in Shreveport Friday. They are reported to be recovering quickly, but still have a long road ahead. However, Breonna was taken back to the hospital yesterday and is reported to have a kidney infection and dehydrated—she was kept overnight. According to information on the Facebook page, “Prayers for the Simmons Family”, the family was hoping the girls would be released so they could attend their brother, Logan’s funeral Tuesday. He passed away a week ago from severe injuries sustained in the accident. Monetary donations are still being accepted at Excelsior ISD in Aiken, and we've been told that a bank account is to be opened this week. As soon as we know more, we'll let you know. We've been directing those that have called or stopped by the radio station to make contact with Regina Danley at City Blends Smoothie Cafe and Tantalizing Tans on Tenaha Street. Ms. Danley is also responsible for setting up the gofundme page on the Internet, which has risen close to $18,000 in the past week. As for fundraisers, the Excelsior Extravagana that's being held this Saturday at Excelsior School, there's been a number of businesses and individuals that have donated goods and services for a raffle, plus chicken BBQ dinners will be served at the event from 11 to 2 Saturday for $6. The meal includes a leg quarter as prepared by the Shelby County Cookers, along with backed beans, potato salad and dessert. There’s also another raffle fundraiser taking place, and we have tickets for that one here at Center Broadcasting. All money raised from that dinner sale will go to help the Simmons family with funeral expenses, medical bills and everyday needs. 

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Funeral Notices: 4/28/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces pending service for Cindy Hargrove Sharp of Joaquin. She passed away Sunday at her residence. That’s pending service for Cindy Hargrove Sharp of Joaquin at Watson & Sons.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of graveside service Sunday for 101-year old Jack C. Barron of Center. He passed away Saturday at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Jack Barron owned and operated Builders Supply Company on Shelbyville Street for more than 40 years. He was also a former Center City Council member. Graveside service was held at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Among Jack Barron’s survivors was his daughter, Polly Smith of Center.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of service Sunday for 65-year old Clyde Wayne Adams of Center. He passed away Friday at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Service was held at Watson & Sons Chapel with interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Among Clyde Wayne Adams’ survivors are, his wife Pat Adams of Center; son, Chad Adams of Center; daughter, Pattie Redmon of Center; sisters-in-law, Pennie Cassell of Shreveport, Jeanene Porter of Deadwood, and Evlyn Porter of Center; and brother-in-law, Joe Porter of Center.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home of San Augustine was in charge of funeral service yesterday for 95-year old John T. Ford, a long-time resident of the Chinquapin Community in San Augustine County. He passed away last Thursday in Center. Service was held at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with interment at Chinquapin Cemetery. Among John T. Ford’s survivors are daughters, Margie Bryan of San Augustine and Diece Patterson of Patroon; and son, William Ford of San Augustine.

 

Watson & Sons announces service for 6-year old Logan Joel Simmons of Center. Logan was a first grade student at Excelsior ISD. Service will be at 2 Tuesday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Shady Grove Cemetery in Nacogdoches County. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 today at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Among Logan Simmons survivors are, his parents, Michael and Sarah Simmons of Center; sisters, Breonna Simmons and MaKenna Simmons of Center; grandparents, Rhonda Alexander of Corrigan, Ronnie McCarty of Nacogdoches, Kay Williams of Nacogdoches and Kennith Simmons of Tawakoni; great grandparents, Ann and Robert Malnar of Corrigan, Wesley Alexander of Nacogdoches, Betty and Walter McCarty of Nacogdoches and Woody Simmons of Tawakoni; and great great grandparent, Margarette Kinder of Cleveland.

 

Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson announces service for 70-year old John Cohron Bush, Jr. of Clayton. He passed away Friday in Longview. Service will be at 10 this morning at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 Sunday at Taylor Funeral Home. Among John Cohron Bush, Jr’s survivors are, his wife Angela Davis Bush of Clayton; sons, Todd Bush of Timpson, Tim Bush and Sean Bush, all of Timpson, and Trevin Bush of Kentucky; daughters, Leslie Wood of Tennessee, and Ashley Hall of Austin; brother, Tommy Bush of Gary; sisters, Beth Tipton and Sandra Brownlow, both of Timpson.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 66-year old Marilyn Kay Vaughn of Shelbyville. She passed away Saturday in Shreveport. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be at 4 Tuesday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Among Marilyn Kay Vaughn's survivors are her husband, J.C. Vaughn of Shelbyville; daughter, Charlotte Gunn of Biloxi, MS; mother, Helen Buchanan of Pineville, La.; sisters, Dottie Hall of Pennsylvania and Barbi Kokemor of Pineville, Louisiana; step-children, Clay Vaughn of Huxley and Pamela Schroeder of Pasadena. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fannie Brown Booth Library, 619 Tenaha Street, Center, Texas 75935 and Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center, 220 Field Street, Center, Texas 75935.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces serivce for 71-year old Mary Mixon of Huxley, a resident of Pine Grove Nursing Home. She passed away Saturday at Nacogdoches Memorial Hosptial. Service will be at 1 Tuesday at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, with burial at Waldrop Cemetery in Panola County. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Tuesday at Mangum Funeral Home. Among Mary Mixon's survivors are daughters, Jeanie Matheny and Renee Dorsey of Huxley; sisters, Nelva Jean Wallace of Henderson, Juanita Dean LaGrone of Deadwood and JoNell LaGrone of Deadwood; and a special friend, Hazel McKenzie of Center.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 79-year old Mrs. Lorene Garrett of Center. Service will be at 11 Tuesday morning at St. Paul Baptist Church in Center, with interment at Westview Cemetery in Center. The body will lie in state from 10 to 11. Among Lorene Garrett’s survivors are nephews, James Moore of San Augustine and Steve Moore of Nacogdoches; a niece, Lannette Scott of Center.

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Local Sports Round up 4/28/14; Riders to Play Jasper Tonight in Dist. Playoff


There’ll be a number of local athletes headed to the state track and field meet in Austin May 9 & 10 after qualifying at the regional event over the weekend. At the Class 1A, Region III Meet in Palestine, the San Augustine Lady Wolves captured the team championship trophy with 67 points, and the Shelbyville Lady Dragons were close behind in second with 62. The San Augustine Wolves were fourth in the boys’ team standings. The top-two finishers in each event qualify for the state meet.

 

San Augustine state qualifiers include: Tia Barnes in the girls’ shot put; Ky’Ashlyn Price in girls’ long jump and 200-meter dash; Anwar Davis in the boys’ 100-meter dash(1); the girls’ 400-meter relay(1) and the boys’ 800-meter relay.

 

Shelbyville state qualifiers are: Bailey Robalais in he girls’ discus(1); Mikel Carter in boys’ pole vault; Emma Walker in the 1600-meter run; and the girls’ 1600-meter relay(1).

 

Timpson state qualifiers include: Mack Hamilton in the boys’ 800-meter run; and the boys’ 800-meter relay(1).

At the Class 2A, Region III meet in Whitehouse, Garrison’s Jasia Berry is headed to state in the girls’ 110 hurdles; Willie Rogers in high jump; Taylor Webb in girls’ pole vaulting; and Lacy Lee in girls’ discus.

 

Weather permitting, the Center Roughriders will play a district playoff game against Jasper at 7:30 tonight at Jaycee Field where SFA plays in Nacogdoches, for the fourth playoff seeding in Dist. 20-3A. The winner will meet Rusk in bi-district this week. The Riders took a 6-0 win over Central Friday night to end the regular district season at 6-6, tied with Jasper. Dalton Horton threw a one-hitter and struck out 12 Central batters. Offensively, Josh Burns batted 2-for-3 for Center with a triple. Ross Mahan went 2-for-4 with a double and Taylor Tomlin was 1-for-3 at the plate with an RBI.


 Center and Jasper split the regular season meetings. Jasper took the first game, 5-2, with the Riders winning the second, 6-2. Tickets will be sold at the gate for tonight’s game, $5 Adult/ $3 student. Should there be a rain-out, the game will be played Tuesday, same location and time.

 

In the other district games Friday, Diboll clinched the third playoff spot outright when they beat second-place Hudson, 6-3. Carthage beat Huntington, 8-4. Carthage will open the playoffs Thursday in a best of series against Fairfield in Bullard.

 

The Joaquin Rams are playoff bound and took on Tatum Friday in a warm-up game, with Tatum taking a 5-4 win. The Rams are the third-place team from 21-1A, and will play the Alto/Kennard winner in a best-of-three bi-district series tentatively set to star Thursday in Woden.

 

Tenaha and Martinsville wound up their baseball seasons Friday. The Tigers lose to No. 1 state-ranked Douglass, 11-1, and Cushing takes a 15-0 win over Martinsville. Douglass and Cushing are headed to the playoffs as the first and second place teams respectively.

 

The Garrison Bulldogs will open the playoffs with a home-and-home series against Hemphill this week. Garrison will host Hemphill at 7 p.m. on Thursday before traveling to face them at 7 p.m. on Friday. If a third game is needed, it will at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hemphill.

 

The Broaddus Bulldogs are the third-place team from Dist. 23-1A. Their first-round opponent, plus site and date have not been set.

 

Softball Playoffs:

 

After winning their bi-district game last Thursday, the Shelbyville Lady Dragons will play Zavalla in an area round playoff game at 6:30 Thursday at Nacogdoches High School.

 

The Timpson Lady Bears were swept from the state playoffs Friday as Cushing takes a 7-0 win to win the best-of-three bi-district series. Cushing won Thursday’s first game, 9-3. Cushing advances to area to meet Evadale.

 

The Garrison Lady Bulldogs are headed to the area round of the Class 2A softball playoffs after taking the best-of-three bi-district series against Hemphill in two games. Garrison beat Hemphill, 13-1, after an 18-3 win in Game 1. The Lady Bulldogs will meet Sabine in area this week, in a best-of-3 series. Sabine defeated Elysian Fields in bi-district.

 

 

Center boys' doubles tennis players Adam Reeves and Alec Lucas, along with Joaquin boys’ singles players Jimmy Smith are playing in the state tennis tournament today and Tuesday in College Station. Reeves/Lucas are in the 3A event, while Smith is taking part in the Class 1A tournament.

 

 

We're less than two weeks away from the 36th annual Center Broadcasting-Shelby County Bass Angler’s Take a Kid Fishing Tournament, on Saturday, May 10 at Huxley Bay Marina on Toledo Bend. Sign-ups are underway for the free event, which is for kids 3 to 15. Entry forms are available at Center Broadcasting, Huxley Bay Marina, Scarber’s Grocery, and Trail’s End & RV in Huxley, First Bank and Trust East Texas in San Augustine, or Hometown Tackle in Center. Also, you can print out an entry form from our Center Broadcasting Co. Website—cbc-radio.com and return to one of the entry locations by May 3.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 4/25/14--4/28/14


Arrest Report

4/25/14--4/28/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Tobby Mardis, 36, Timpson, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle & Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

Michael Agnew, 21, Timpson, Assault-Family Violence

 

Shamus Ross, 35, Center, Nacogdoches County Warrant-Bail Jumping, Failue to Appear, Original Charge: Driving While Intoxicated-2nd Offense.

 

Kourtney Johmar Anthony, 28, Nacogdoches, Warrant-Failure to Appear, Original Charge: Possession of a Controlled Substance, Bond Surrender, Original Charge: Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

Tina Jones, 44, Nacogdoches, Warrant-Violation of Probation, Original Charge: Theft

 

Cody Breeland, 37, Ben Wheeler, Violation of Parole

 

Ramon Garay, 48, Center, Driving While Intoxicated

 

Tracy Lovett, 20, Joaquin, Driving While Intoxicated

 

Charles Dan Dempsey, 66, Nacogdoches, Warrant-Bond Surrender, Original Charge: Evading Arrest

 

Joanna Aaron, 26, Center, Assault-Family Violence

 

James C. Adams, 24, San Augustine, Assault-Family Violence

 

Thor Saw, 18, Center, 2x Hunting Deer at Night & Possession of Marijuana

 

Ka Htoo, 17, Center, 2x Hunting Deer at Night & Possession of Marijuana

 

Bue Koo, 25, Center, 2x Hunting Deer at Night & Possesssion of Marijuana

 

Doh Nu, 25, Center, 2x Hunting Deer at Night & Possession of Marijuana

 

Kyaw Nu, 25, Center, 2x Hunting Deer at Night & Possession of Marijuana

 

San Augustine County:

 

Dorthy Wade, 48, San Augustine, Possession of Marijuana

 

Steve Parks, 57, San Augustine, Warrant Service Nacogdoches County, Traffic Violation

 

Note: All Subjects are Innocent until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law.

 

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Severe Thunderstorms Possible Today & Tonight, Rain Chance thru Tuesday


  • Today A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. South wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
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  • Tonight A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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  • Monday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
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  • Monday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
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  • Tuesday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
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  • Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
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  • Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 73.
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  • Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 47.
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  • Thursday Sunny, with a high near 74.

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Riders play Jasper at 7:30 Monday @ SFA Field in Dist. Playoff


Center Varsity Baseball will be playing Jasper on Monday Night in a playoff game for the final playoff spot in District 20-3A. The winner of this game will play Rusk in Bi-District action. The game will start at 7:30 Monday evening at Jaycees Field (Home of Stephen F. Austin State University LUMBERJACK baseball team) located on the loop in Nacogdoches. There will be no presale tickets. Gate prices will be $5 Adult/ $3 student.
The only passes that will be accepted will be THSCA, THSBCA, and Distict 20-3A Passes.

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Sunny & 85 Today, Stormy Sunday thru Monday


WINDY CONDITIONS POSSIBLE ACROSS EAST TEXAS TODAY AS AN AREA OF
LOW PRESSURE DEEPENS ACROSS THE GREAT PLAINS ALLOWING FOR ROUGH
CHOP ON AREA LAKES. BOATERS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION AS SOUTH WINDS
ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO AROUND 20 MPH LATER TODAY.
 
SUNDAY
 
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE SUNDAY
MORNING ACROSS THE REGION. THUNDERSTORMS TO BECOME NUMEROUS DURING
THE AFTERNOON OVER EAST TEXAS...NORTHWEST LOUISIANA...SOUTHWEST
ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA ALONG AND AHEAD OF THE DRY LINE.
DAMAGING WINDS...LARGE HAIL...AND TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE FROM
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THAT DO DEVELOP SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT.
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND THE POTENTIAL FOR LOCALIZED FLOODING
WILL BE POSSIBLE AS THUNDERSTORMS MOVE REPEATEDLY OVER THE SAME
AREAS. THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT SHOULD DIMINISH LATE SUNDAY
NIGHT. THE DRY LINE IS EXPECTED TO LINGER MONDAY ACROSS EXTREME
EASTERN TEXAS AND SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS...WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED TO REDEVELOP BY AFTERNOON FROM DEEP EAST
TEXAS ACROSS NORTH LOUISIANA AND SOUTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS. SOME OF
THESE STORMS MAY ALSO BECOME SEVERE...WITH DAMAGING WINDS...LARGE
HAIL...AND ISOLATED TORNADOES AGAIN POSSIBLE.

 

·  Today Partly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

·  Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind around 15 mph.

·  Sunday Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. South wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

·  Sunday Night A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

·  Monday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

·  Monday Night A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.

·  Tuesday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 4/24/14--4/25/14


Arrest Report

4/24/14--4/25/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Rodney Patton, 42, Center, Discharging Firearm in Certain Municipalities

 

San Augustine County:

 

Dustin McKinney, 27, San Augustine, Assault-Family Violence

 

Jerry Wall, 46, Broaddus, Driving While License Suspended

 

Note: All Subjects are Innocent until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law.

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Awards Handed Out at Chamber Banquet Last Night


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce held its 92nd annual Awards Banquet last night at the Windham Civic Center, as Nacogdoches Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Clay Farell was the guest speaker. He said construction continues on schedule for the new 24/7 Emergency/Outpatient Facility being constructed in Center at Hwy. 96 south and Loop 500. He projects a December opening.

 

There were several awards presented as part of the program, including Farm Family of the Year, going to Malcom & Kristi Brown of Shelbyville; Young Citizen of the Year, awarded to Joey Lawson; and Distinguished Service Award to Shelby County Judge Rick Campbell. In addition, Chamber President, Dr. Randy Collard presented the President’s Volunteer Award to Meg Camp.

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San Augustine Man Injured When He Rear-Ends School Bus, Children OK


A Hemphill ISD school bus was involved in a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning, slightly injuring three children, and sending a San Augustine man to a Nacogdoches hospital with serious injuries.

 

Texas Department of Public Safety says around 7:20 yesterday morning, the bus driver, 39-year old Simon Mitchell Beauchamp was headed east on Hwy. 21 when it stopped to pick up some students. While stopped, the bus was struck from behind by a Chevrolet pickup, driven by 18-year old Roy Joseph Harris.

 

The report says Harris was pinned under the bus for a short period, and Beauchamp was not injured. The students were picked up by another bus and taken to school.

 

Harris was charged with failure to control speed.

 

It’s reported Harris was possibly distracted at the time of the crash due to taking his eyes off the road to retrieve an item he had dropped within the vehicle.

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Two San Augustine County Men Plead Guilty to Hunting From Vehicle


Two San Augustine men pleaded guilty recently to the charge of hunting from a vehicle from a public road. Dakota Johnson and Tillman Luther were arrested after they shot a deer decoys. Texas Game Warden Lee Hall said the two individuals drove past deer decoys three times and on the third time they illuminated it with their headlight and shot the decoy. Warden Hall said they violated several laws, including hunting at night, off road and during out of deer season. Johnson and Luther also ran from wardens when they realized they had been caught, but were taken into custody after a short pursuit. They each got a year probation, a $500 find and had to give up their guns. If you know of someone breaking game laws, call 800-792-GAME.

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Center Economic Development Corporation Meets Today


The City of Center Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors will be meeting at 12 noon today at city hall, and among the agenda items will be sponsorship of the Airport Weather Observation System Project; and sponsorship of a Natural Gas Vehicle Symposium that the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is proposing. In addition the EDC board will receive an update on economic development projects, including Tenet’s Medical ER Department facility, Texas Capital Fund Projects, which are the business assistance grants for Center Motor Company and the CP Homes assisted living facility, Loop 500 construction and Loop 500 Boring Projects.

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Early Voting Locations, Times for May 10 City, School Elections


Early voting for the Saturday, May 10 General Election begins Monday, and will continue through Tuesday, May 6. City elections will be held in Timpson and Tenaha; and school trustee elections in Timpson, Tenaha, Joaquin and Shelbyville ISDs.

Here are the early voting locations and times.

 

Voters in the City of Timpson and City of Tenaha will vote at their city halls.

 

In the City of Timpson, voting will take place from 8-5 daily, and from 7 to 7 on April 29 and May 6; and City of Tenaha from 8 to 4 daily and from 6 to 6 on May 1 & May 2.

 

All school trustee election will take place their district's administration building during the week, Monday thru Friday.

 

Timpson ISD: 8 to 4; Tenaha ISD: 7:30 to 3:30; Joaquin ISD: 8 to 4; and Shelbyville ISD: 7:45 to 3:45. 

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Sabine State Bank-Center to hold Customer Appreciation Event Today


Sabine State Bank in Center is holding a Customer Appreciation event today. The bank's offering refreshments and hot dogs from 11 to 1:30, with giveaways, and a blood drive from 9 to 1:30.

 

Steve Waters is senior vice president and regional operations manager, he invites you to come by and take part in the day.

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Roughrider Hurler Verbally Commits to TCU


 

The Center Roughrider baseball team is in a win or stay home situation tonight when they take on Central in the final regular season game of the season. A win and the Riders will likely have to play a district playoff game next week for a chance to advance into post-season.

 

One of the key ingredients for the Riders has been the pitching of Dalton Horton. The 6-5 junior will be on the mound tonight at Roughrider Field, hoping to have a repeat of his last outing when he pitched a no-hitter against Huntington, striking out 20 batters on April 15, a personal best.

 

Dalton's been courted this season by a number of Division one college programs seeking his talent. The 17-year old southpaw made a large step forward in his career and education earlier this week when he verbally committed to play for TCU after graduation next year. The decision came easy, as Dalton's parents, Paul and Tara Horton, said he had always wanted to play baseball for the Horned Frogs since he was 8-years old. Dalton said the work he's put in to have the opportunity to play baseball on the next level is rewarding.

 

For Dalton, his parents say he's had a passion for baseball since he was old enough to hold a ball and bat. He's taken pitching lessons to work on mechanics, and started playing travel ball for a team out of Louisiana at age 13. Two years ago he began playing for the Texas Prospects based in Canton.

 

The Hortons expressed they've attempted to keep Dalton grounded, and for him to not take what he has achieved for granted. They say they've reminded him that God gave him the talent.

 

Dalton says he enjoys the time with his Rider teammates, and said they hope to take care of business tonight.

 

He said he would make his committment to TCU official in November when he signs the Letter of Intent. An opportunity to play at the Division one level doesn't come to often for a home-grown athlete. Dalton's signing will be first for a Center Roughrider baseball player since Robert Culley in the 1970s, and first for a Rider athlete since Ben Wulf in the 90s.

 

It's senior night for the Riders, as they play for the playoffs. First pitch is 7 o'clock.

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Funeral Notices: 4/25/14


Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson announces a memorial graveside service will be held for 67-year old Shelby Ray Crump at 11 a.m. this morning at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson. Among his survivors are wife, Gayla, daughters Leah Marie Crump Dailey; Denise Simon and Andrea Wagner; brother, Gregory Dean Crump; and sister Drewan Smith Nugent.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces graveside service for 61-year old Michael Joe Hutto of Center. Grave side Service will be at 2 this afternoon at New Hope Cemetery in Center. Michael Joe Hutto's survivors include six daughters, Amy Hutto Street of League City, Amber Hutto Isbell, Michelle Hutto, Brandy Hutto, of Carthage, Alicia Hutto of Carthage and Kaylee Hutto of Carthage.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces service for 87-year old Eugene D. Blount, Sr. of Joaquin. He passed away Thursday at his home, and owned and operated Blount Barber Shop in Haslam, which begain in 1954 where he was known as the “flat top specialist”, and also opened shops in Shelbyville and Gary. Service will be at 10 Saturday at Word of Faith Church in Joaquin, with burial at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Mangum Funeral Home. Among Eugene D. Blount, Sr’s survivors, are, his wife Bernie Beth Blount of Joaquin; children, Eugene D. Blount, Jr. of Joaquin, Sissy Morgan of Waxahachie, Linda Ruth Martin of Humble, Ronnie Blount of Waxahachie and Ricky Blount of Joaquin; 2 brothers, Cline Blount and Bo Blount of Shreveport; and sister, Bobbie Ruth of California.

 

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces graveside service for 81-year old Danny Flournoy of Center. Service will be at 4 this afternoon at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be held prior to service from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at Watson & Sons Chapel. Among Danny Flournoy’s survivors are, sons, Andy Flournoy and Wesley Flournoy, both of Center; daughters, Dannette Flournoy and Pam Flournoy, both of Nashville, Ark.; sister, Billie Ann Shepherd of DeQueen, Ark.; and a special friend, Josephine Nichols of Center.

 

Watson & Sons announces service for 6-year old Logan Joel Simmons of Center. He passed away Monday at University Health Hospital in Shreveport. Logan was a first grade student at Excelsior ISD. Service will be at 2 Tuesday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Shady Grove Cemetery in Nacogdoches County. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 Monday at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Among Logan Simmons survivors are, his parents, Michael and Sarah Simmons of Center; sisters, Breonna Simmons and MaKenna Simmons of Center; grandparents, Rhonda Alexander of Corrigan, Ronnie McCarty of Nacogdoches, Kay Williams of Nacogdoches and Kennith Simmons of Tawakoni; great grandparents, Ann and Robert Malnar of Corrigan, Wesley Alexander of Nacogdoches, Betty and Walter McCarty of Nacogdoches and Woody Simmons of Tawakoni; and great great grandparent, Margarette Kinder of Cleveland.

 

Garner & Sons Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 92-year old Mrs. Nola Oliphant of Huntington. Service will be held at 11 Saturday at Sunset Church of Christ, with interment to folow at Greer Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 Saturday at the Church.

 

Garner & Sons Mortuary announces service for 73-year old Mr. Hargis “Mickey” Daniels, Jr. of Hemphill. Service will be at 11 Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church with interment at Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 Saturday at the church.

 

Hicks Mortuary of Center announces service for 69-year old Rufus Dennis Pilot, Sr. of Dallas, formerly of Center.  Service will be at 11 Saturday at Hurst Street Church of Christ, with interment to follow at Westview Cemetery. Repass will be at Loop 500 Church of Christ. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 this evening at Hicks Mortuary Chapel.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 59-year old Leroy Blunt of Shelbyville. Service will be at 2 Saturday at Bennett Chapel Baptist Church in Shelbyville, with interment at Bennett Chapel Cemetery. The body will lie in state from 1 to 2. Among Leroy Blunt survivors are, his wife, Alice Blunt of Shelbyville, daughter, Shalonda Moore of Center; brothers, MacNeil Blunt, O’Neal Blunt, Donald Ray Blunt and David Goffney, all of Houston, and sisters, Nancy Sexton, Olivia Brinson, Erian Jenkins, Ardella Huffman and Antionette Doublin, all of Houston.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 79-year old Mrs. Lorene Garrett of Center. Service will be at 11 Tuesday morning at St. Paul Baptist Church in Center, with interment at Westview Cemetery in Center. The body will lie in state from 10 to 11. Among Lorene Garrett’s survivors are nephews, James Moore of San Augustine and Steve Moore of Nacogdoches; a niece, Lannette Scott of Center.

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Local Sports Round up 4/25/14; Lady Dragons Take Bi-District Win


 

The Shelbyville Lady Dragon softball team opened the state playoffs in Nacogdoches last night with a convincing 13-1 bi-district win over Carlisle. Shelbyville will face Zavalla in the area round with the site, date and time to be determined.

 

Up the road in Central Heights, the Timpson Lady Bears found the going much tougher, as Cushing takes a 9-3 win, to lead the Best- of-Three bi-district series, 1-0. It’s do or die for Timpson this afternoon, as Game 2 will start at 3:30 at Nacogdoches High School. If necessary, Game 3 would be at 4:30 Monday at the SFA Field. The series winner will play Evadale in the area round.

 

The Garrison Lady Bulldogs continue into post-season, much as they finished district, with a win. Garrison defeats Hemphill, 18-3, in the first game of their Best-of-Three bi-district series. Game 2 will be at 7 tonight in Central. The series winner will play the Sabine/Elysian Fields winner.

 

In baseball, it's win or stay home for the Center Roughriders, as they host Central in the regular season finale tonight at Roughrider Field. Center is 5-6, a half-game back of Jasper in the standings. Jasper had finished their regular season. A Rider win would force a district playoff game for a seed in the state playoffs. First pitch is 7, and its also senior night for the Riders as a pre-game ceremony will be held at 6:45 to honor the 2014 seniors.

 

The Joaquin Rams will be the third-place team in the state playoffs from Dist. 21-1A, and will enter post-season later next week. Joaquin will play Tatum at 6 tonight in a warm-up game in Tatum. Joaquin's bi-district opponent will be decided after this weekend.

 

The Garrison Bulldogs complete Dist. 19-2A play last night with a 3-0 win over Groveton. Garrison takes second place in the district and will open the playoffs with a home-and-home series against Hemphill. Garrison will host Hemphill at 7 p.m. on Thursday before traveling to face them at 7 p.m. on Friday. If a third game is needed, it will at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hemphill.

 

Playing their final games of the season tonight will be Shelbyville at Mt. Enterprise, Tenaha at Douglass, and San Augustine is scheduled to be at Chester for the Wolves final baseball game of the season.

 

Regional track and field meets are scheduled for today and Saturday as there a good representation of local athletes hoping to make it out to state in two weeks. Center qualifiers will be taking part in the Class 3A Region III meet in Humble; the Class 2A Region III meet that includes Garrison athletes is in Whitehouse; and the Class 1A Div. I meet’s in Palestine with qualifiers from Timpson, Tenaha, Joaquin, Shelbyville, Martinsville and San Augustine taking part. The top two finishers in each event advance to the state track and field meet May 9 & 10 in Austin.

 

We're just two weeks away from the 36th annual Center Broadcasting-Shelby County Bass Angler’s Take a Kid Fishing Tournament, on Saturday, May 10 at Huxley Bay Marina on Toledo Bend. Sign-ups are underway for the free event, which is for kids 3 to 15. Entry forms are available at Center Broadcasting, Huxley Bay Marina, Scarber’s Grocery, and Trail’s End & RV in Huxley, First Bank and Trust East Texas in San Augustine, or Hometown Tackle in Center. Also, you can print out an entry form from our Center Broadcasting Co. Website—cbc-radio.com and return to one of the entry locations by May 3.

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Sunny & Warm Today, Saturday, Rain back Sunday


Today Sunny, with a high near 83. North wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
 
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 58. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
 
Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
 
Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind 10 to 15 mph.
 
Sunday A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. South wind 10 to 15 mph.
 
Sunday Night A 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 67.
 
Monday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
 
Monday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.
 
Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 4/23/14--4/24/14


Arrest Report

4/23/14--4/24/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Eric Eugene Page, 31, Timpson, Warrant-Assault-Impairing Breathing

 

Lerin Brinson, 33, Timpson, Warrant-Theft & Possession/Use/Ingesting Violated Chemical

 

Felisha Marie Ragsdale, 26, Timpson, Warrant-Theft & Possession/Use/Ingesting Violated Chemical

 

Billie Jo Chatangier, 40, Hemphill, Warrant-Driving While Intoxicated

 

Brandi Wright, 35, Center, Warrant-Exploitation of Child/Elderly or Disabled

 

Zackery Taylor, 19, Joaquin, Possession of a Controlled Substance & Possession of Marijuana

 

San Augustine County: No Arrested Reported

 

Note: All Subjects are Innocent until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law.

 

 

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Center High Students to hold 5K Event May 10


Center High School Students in World Geography, English Language Arts I, Math Models, and Art are spending the six weeks learning about Human Trafficking, and the impact it is having on the local and global community. Students are not just learning the facts and figures related, but they are also getting actively involved in being part of the solution to a huge global problem.  Join the classes on Saturday, May 10 at 8 am as they host the Riders against Trafficking 5k Run/Walk.  This event will begin and end at Center High School and anyone is invited to come out and join the students as they raise funds to fight this issue.   

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Center Middle School Bands Earn Sweepstakes Awards


Both the Center Middle School 7th Grade and 8th Grade Bands have earned “Sweepstakes” recognition after their performances earlier this month at the UIL Concert and Sight Reading contest in Carthage. Fifty-six bands competed at the four-day event, with 14 bands earning the coveted Sweepstakes award. A band must have a first division at marching, plus first division in concert and sight reading to receive the high honor. Center had the only middle school at the contest to have both their bands earn Sweepstakes Awards. You can see the Center Middle School bands perform their UIL programs and additional music at their Annual Spring Concert held on Tuesday, May 20th in the CMS Gym.

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San Augustine: Pilgrim's Pride Job Fair Today


If you’re looking for a job or maybe looking to change employment, you’ll want to check out the job fair that’s going on today in San Augustine. County officials have teamed up with Tri-County Community Action, Deep East Texas Workforce Solutions and Pilgrim's Pride to bring a job fair to town. The event will be held from 9 to 2 at the Log Cabin.

 

San Augustine County Judge Samye Johnson says it's great to have a company such as Pilgrim's Pride express an interest in San Augustine County residents to help fill positions.

 

Judge Johnson added applications will be taken for feed truck drivers and poultry plant production workers at the Nacogdoches facility. She also said the job fair is open to applicants from any county. That’s today from 9 to 2, the Pilgrim's Pride job fair in San Augustine at the Log Cabin.

 

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Early Voting Starts Monday for May 10 Elections


Early voting for the Saturday, May 10 General Election begins Monday, and will continue through Tuesday, May 6. City elections will be held in Timpson and Tenaha; and school trustee elections in Timpson, Tenaha, Joaquin and Shelbyville ISDs.

I’ll have a list of early voting times and locations tomorrow.

 

Here's a rundown of those contested races.

 

In the City of Timpson, the position of mayor has drawn two candidates, as incumbent Debra Smith is challenged by Councilman George Grace.

There will be three vying for two trustee positions on the Timpson ISD board of trustees, as incumbents Joyce Wolfe and Stephen Burgay are challenged by Jim Rader.

 

In the City of Tenaha, there’s two vying for position of mayor. Running for the job are current mayor Orinthia Johnson, and challenger Claudine Wilson Howard. Current councilman Mark Hickson will face Michael Baker for a one-year term. As for the two available two-year terms, incumbent Durand Steadman, Cliff Lloyd and Tommy Rinkle are seeking the seats.

 

At the Tenaha ISD, two trustee positions are up, and three are running. They are incumbent Tracy Collins, and challengers Michael Ogden and Vickie Jernigan.

 

The Joaquin ISD will be filling three trustee positions with six running. The only incumbent to file was John Paul Lawson. Also seeking seats are Rodney Harper, James Hamilton, Thomas Harvey, Chrisco Bragg and Pam Hearnsberger.

 

The Shelbyville ISD has two positions open, with four running. They are incumbents Tiffanne Klein and Faye Dale Allen, along with challengers Tim Bradshaw and Mark Bohannon.

 

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Center ISD Trustees Approve Computer, Software Upgrades


The Center ISD will be spending over $300-thousand this summer to purchase new computer workstations and update software district wide, as the digital learning movement has created the need to improve the infrastructure.

 

The board of trustees voted at last Thursday’s meeting to proceed with the project at the suggesting of the district’s technology director, Richard Miller. He said age of the existing computer inventory and software is increasing maintenance. Some 225 new workstations will be replaced and loaded with the most up-to-date software.

 

In addition, Miller’s approved work will include refreshing computer labs on all campuses. 

 

Also, at the meeting, the CISD board approved the hiring the new teachers and certified staff. These include: Lori Brister, Felicia Cloudy, Sheila Cobb, Amanda Elder, Steven Fentress, Hollie Gaston, Shelby Hudspeth and Kristy Jurecka. The retirement of Brenda Hubble and Myrtis McClelland were accepted; and resignations of: Mollie Amburn, Lillie Barnes, Kadrian Bryant, Pamela Cleaver, Kristy Jurecka, Bradley Lawrence, and Jonathan Miller,  in addition to Tabitha Miller, Amy O’Dell, Elizabeth Pinkston, Emily Smith and Frances Spann.

 

Approved as a substitute teacher was Erika Cordray.

 

 

 

 

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Nacogdoches S.O. Deputies Shoot, Kill Armed Man


Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Deputies shot and killed a man during a traffic stop late Tuesday night in Cushing.

 

According to Sheriff Jason Bridges, 25-year old Darrell Joseph Legnon of Cherokee County, who had an extensive criminal history, and was a known Aryan Brotherhood gang member, was gunned down during an armed confrontation.

 

Sheriff Bridges says a traffic stop was made by a Cushing ISD police officer on a vehicle containing three male suspects, and the deputies were providing back up. For unknown reason Legnon exited the vehicle with a shotgun, pointed the firearm at the deputies, and failed to comply with demands to drop the gun. When he pointed the shotgun at deputies, they feared for their lives and ended the confrontation.

 

The unidentified deputies have been place on administrative leave with pay pending an investigation by Texas DPS Rangers and an internal investigation by the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office.

 

Legnon was currently out on bond for two counts of aggravated robbery in Cherokee County and an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle charge.

 

The deputies were not injured during the incident. Sheriff Bridges said it was discovered on scene that Legnon had made numerous comments in the last several days that he was going to kill a police officer.

 

This was the third officer-involved shooting incident in the past 12 months for the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office.

 

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Funeral Notices: 4/24/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces pending service for 6-year old Logan Simmons of Center. He passed away Monday in Shreveport. Service is pending at Watson & Sons for Logan Simmons.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces graveside service for 81-year old Danny Flournoy of Center. He passed away Tuesday at his residence. Service will be at 4 Friday at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be held prior to service from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at Watson & Sons Chapel. Among Danny Flournoy’s survivors are, sons, Andy Flournoy and Wesley Flournoy, both of Center; daughters, Dannette Flournoy and Pam Flournoy, both of Nashville, Ark.; sister, Billie Ann Shepherd of DeQueen, Ark.; and a special friend, Josephine Nichols of Center.

 

Garner & Sons Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 92-year old Mrs. Nola Oliphant of Huntington. Service will be held at 11 Saturday at Sunset Church of Christ, with interment to folow at Greer Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 Saturday at the Church.

Garner & Sons Mortuary announces service for 73-year old Mr. Hargis “Mickey” Daniels, Jr. of Hemphill. Service will be at 11 Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church with interment at Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 Saturday at the church.

 

Hicks Mortuary of Center announces service for 69-year old Rufus Dennis Pilot, Sr. of Dallas, formerly of Center. He passed away April 16 at Lexington Place Nursing Center in Nacogdoches. Service will be at 11 Saturday at Hurst Street Church of Christ, with interment to follow at Westview Cemetery. Repass will be at Loop 500 Church of Christ. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 Friday at Hicks Mortuary Chapel.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 59-year old Leroy Blunt of Shelbyville. He passed away Sunday at Memorial Health System of East Texas in San Augustine. Service will be at 2 Saturday at Bennett Chapel Baptist Church in Shelbyville, with interment at Bennett Chapel Cemetery. The body will lie in state from 1 to 2. Among Leroy Blunt survivors are, his wife, Alice Blunt of Shelbyville, daughter, Shalonda Moore of Center; brothers, MacNeil Blunt, O’Neal Blunt, Donald Ray Blunt and David Goffney, all of Houston, and sisters, Nancy Sexton, Olivia Brinson, Erian Jenkins, Ardella Huffman and Antionette Doublin, all of Houston.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 79-year old Mrs. Lorene Garrett of Timpson. She passed away Saturday at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. Service will be at 11 Tuesday morning at St. Paul Baptist Church in Center, with interment at Westview Cemetery in Center. The body will lie in state from 10 to 11. Among Lorene Garrett’s survivors are nephews, James Moore of San Augustine and Steve Moore of Nacogdoches; a niece, Lannette Scott of Center.

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Local Sports Round up 4/24/14; Shelbyville, Timpson & Garrison in Softball Playoffs


Shelbyville, Timpson and Garrison will enter the state softball playoffs tonight.

 

In Class 1A,

 

The Shelbyville Lady Dragons take on Carlisle at 6 this evening at Nacogdoches High School in a one-game bi-district playoff. The winner will face Zavalla in the area round next week.

 

The Timpson Lady Bears play Cushing in a best of 3-game bi-district series. Game 1 will be at 6 p.m. tonight at Central Heights’ field. The second game will be played at 3:30 Friday at Nacogdoches High School field, and if needed, Game 3 would be played at the SFA Field at 4:30 Monday. The winner will advance to meet Evadale in the second round.

 

In Class 2A, the Garrison Lady Bulldogs will play Hemphill in a first-round best of 3 series starting tonight in Central. Game 1 is at 6 o’clock, with Game 2 at 7 Friday. The series winner will take on the Sabine/Elysian Fields winner in area.

 

Let’s see if we can clear up the Dist. 20-3A baseball race a little better for you today. Carthage and Hudson are in, no questions. At issue are the third and fourth place playoff spots. Heading into Friday night’s final regular season games, Diboll is a half-game up on Center, at 6-5, while Jasper is through with district at 6-6, and the Riders are 5-6. Diboll has Hudson Friday, and Center will close out at home with Central. The Riders are in a must-win if they want post-season. There is the likelihood there could be at least one district playoff game to decide the final two playoff positions. By the way, it’s senior night for the Riders on Friday.

 

The Joaquin Rams were to have played Chireno in the final regular season game Friday. However, Chireno has forfeited that game, giving the Rams a 12-4 district record heading into the state playoffs. The Rams will have a playoff warm-up game at 6 Friday night at Tatum.

 

The Garrison Bulldogs will wrap up Dist. 19-2A baseball action tonight at home with Groveton, it’s Senior Night. Garrison is headed to post-season

 

The Shelbyville Dragons are at Mt. Enterprise Friday night for their season finale, and San Augustine is scheduled to be at Chester for the Wolves final baseball game of the season.

 

Regional track and field meets are scheduled for tomorrow and Saturday as a number of local athletes are hoping to make it out to Austin next month. Center qualifiers will be taking part in the Class 3A Region III meet in Humble; the Class 2A Region III meet that includes Garrison athletes is in Whitehouse; and the Class 1A Div. I meet’s in Palestine as with qualifiers from Timpson, Tenaha, Joaquin, Shelbyville and San Augustine taking part. The 1A, Div. II meet for the lowest enrollment schools is in Bullard. The top two finishers in each event advance to the state track and field meet May 9 & 10 in Austin.

 

SFA men’s head basketball coach Brad Underwood withdrew his name from consideration for the Marshall University men’s head coach job last night. However, Underwood is linked to other job openings.

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Rain This Afternoon & Windy, Sunny Friday & Saturday


LAKE WIND ADVISORY TODAY...
 
Today A 40 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. South wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
 
Tonight A 20 percent chance of evening showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.
 
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the morning.
 
Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind around 5 mph.
 
Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
 
Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
 
Sunday A 30 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83.
Sunday Night A 60 % chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
 
Monday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 4/22/14--4/23/14


Arrest Report

4/22/14--4/23/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Joseph Gipson, 24, Center, Warrant-Evading Arrest/Detention with a Vehicle

 

Donald Lee, 31, Shelbyville, Public Intoxication

 

Michelle Williams, 47, Timpson, Washington County Warrant-Neglecting a Child

 

Monica Moore, 33, Timpson, Assault-Family Violence & Criminal Mischief

 

Jesse Andrew Gann, 33, Center, Burglary of a Habitation, Possession of Marijuana, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief & Public Intoxication

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

Note: All Subjects are Innocent until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law.

 

 

 

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Seven-Year Cold Case: Man Arrested for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child


A seven year old cold case has resulted in the arrest of a Center man for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.

 

Sheriff Willis Blackwell says 50-year old Juan Merino was charged Monday after new evidence surfaced identifying Merino as the previously unidentified suspect. Sheriff Blackwell said Merino was arrested earlier this month for Forgery, after being found in possession and use of fake Social Security Cards, and fake Permanent Residence Cards that were discovered while investigating him for the sexual assault crime.

 

Merino remains in the Shelby County Jail on a half-million bond. He's also being held for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

 

Sheriff Blackwell said his department wished to thank several agencies for their assistance while investigating the case. They include Texas Rangers, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Angelina County Sheriff's Office, the Center ISD Police Dept., and the Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center.

 

Sheriff Blackwell said the citizens of Shelby County are also to be thanked, because without their help, the child predator would not have been captured.

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Timpson PD officer recovers stolen vehicle during traffic stop


The Timpson Police Department recovered a stolen vehicle during a routine traffic stop early Monday morning on U.S. Hwy. 59.

 

Chief Kent Graham says Officer Thomas Jernigan pulled over a Ford 3/4 ton 4-door pickup at 5:20 a.m. and during the process discovered the pickup was reported to be taken from the Baytown area that morning.

 

Arrested were two white males, 48-year old Terrel Tucker of Thicket, and 37-year old Cody Breeland of Ben Wheeler.

 

Chief Graham said during inventory of the vehicle, a small amount of meth and prescription medication was found. Tucker was charged with Unlawful use of a motor vehicle and tampering with evidence, while both men were charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a dangerous drug.

 

They remain in the Shelby County Jail

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San Augustine: Ayish Hall to have Bayou Jazz Fest Saturday


Traditional County, Western Swing, and a variety of other Americana music sounds are coming out of San Augustine these days with the opening of Ayish Hall. Named for the bayou that sits adjacent to the tin building, the venue was formed when local musicians Shane Mathews, Will Lewis and Sara Griffin of the western swing band, “The Sugar Moons” decided it was time to have a venue where live music had a face and location in San Augustine without having to travel.

 

Matthews said the response to Ayish Hall has been overwhelming. He said they’ve had over 3,000 Facebook likes in just over a month, and they had a full house on opening night March 29.

 

The surroundings inside the venue are all part of the atmosphere, as patrons sit on church pews and are surrounded by rustic artifacts. Mathews said the intention was to have the building similar to a well-known Texas Dance Hall out west--Gruene Hall.

 

Matthews said as the nights get warmer they’ll be able to open up the doors and let the music out onto the lawn. This month, Ayish Hall is having a Bayou Jazz Fest as the East Texas based New Orleans Style Jazz band, “Sabine River Brass”, will be playing this Saturday night at 7 p.m. There’s a $7 admission, and he said the evening will include crawfish.

 

Matthews added personal funding and some donations have gotten the doors open, and helped to build the stage. But, it’s all for the love of music and to provide a place for it in San Augustine.

 

Ayish Hall is located on West Columbia Street, just behind the Log Cabin in San Augustine. 

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Fundraising Efforts Underway for Simmons Family


We've been telling you about the fundraising efforts that are being held to assist the Shelby County family involved in the accident last weekend in Center that has taken the life of one child and left two others with severe injuries. That fundraising list continues to grow for the Michael Simmons’ family, as they’re in need of monetary funds for the costs of 6-year old Logan’s funeral, medical bills and everyday needs.

 

The Excelsior ISD is taking donations. You can drop those off by the Excelsior school. A gofundme account has also been set up online for the Simmons Family; and a benefit will be held today from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Curbside Market on Hwy. 7 west across from Campbell’s Grocery, as 50% of their profits from everything ordered and purchased to help.

 

Also, the Excelsior Extravagana that's being held on Saturday, May 3 at Excelsior School, a number of businesses and individuals have donated goods and services for a raffle, plus chicken BBQ dinners will be served at the event from 11 to 2 for $6. The meal includes a leg quarter as prepared by the Shelby County Cookers, along with backed beans, potato salad and dessert. All money raised from that dinner sale go to help the Simmons family.

 

A Facebook page has also been started where you can render your prayers and thoughts for the family, and keep up with conditions of the young girls. The page can be found at "Prayers for the Simmons Family".

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Funeral Notices: 4/23/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces pending service for 6-year old Logan Simmons of Center. He passed away Monday in Shreveport. Service is pending at Watson & Sons for Logan Simmons.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces pending service for 81-year old Danny Flournoy of Center. He passed away Tuesday at his residence. That’s service pending at Watson & Sons for Danny Flournoy.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 89-year old Elaine Goodman Squyres of Nacogdoches. Service will be at 2 this afternoon at Watson & Sons Chapel, with a military honors graveside service to follow Oaklawn Memorial Park under the direction of VFW Post #8904. A visitation will be held at Watson & Sons Funeral Home one hour prior to service. Among Elaine Goodman Squyres’ survivors, are, a daughter, Linda J. Fenton of Nacogdoches; a daughter-in-law, Beth Finklea of Houston; and sister, Lois Dockens of Livington.

 

Taylor Funeral Home of Timspon announces a memorial graveside service will be held for 67-year old Shelby Ray Crump at 11 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson. He passed away Saturday in Webb City, Missouri. Shelby Ray Crump was a 1965 graduate of Timpson High School. Among his survivors are wife, Gayla, daughters Leah Marie Crump Dailey; Denise Simon and Andrea Wagner; brother, Gregory Dean Crump; and sister Drewan Smith Nugent.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces pending service for 61-year old Michael Hutto. He passed away Saturday. Among Michael Hutto’s survivors are three daughters, Brandy Hutto, Alicia Hutto and Katie Hutto.

 

Garner & Sons Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 92-year old Mrs. Nola Oliphant of Huntington. She passed away Sunday at Huntington Healthcare. Service will be held at 11 Saturday at Sunset Church of Christ, with interment to folow at Greer Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 Saturday at the Church.

 

Garner & Sons Mortuary announces service for 73-year old Mr. Hargis “Mickey” Daniels, Jr. of Hemphill. Service will be at 11 Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church with interment at Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 Saturday at the church.

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Get your kids signed up for Take a Kid Fishing--Deadline May 3


The 36th annual Center Broadcasting-Shelby County Bass Angler’s Take a Kid Fishing Tournament, is coming up, Saturday, May 10 at Huxley Bay Marina on Toledo Bend. Sign-ups are underway for the free event, which is for kids 3 to 15. Entry forms are available at Center Broadcasting, Huxley Bay Marina, Scarber’s Grocery, and Trail’s End & RV in Huxley, First Bank and Trust East Texas in San Augustine, or Hometown Tackle in Center. Also, you can print out an entry form from our Center Broadcasting Co. Website—cbc-radio.com and return to one of the entry locations by May 3.

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Local Sports Round up 4/23/14; Riders come up short at Carthage


The Center Roughriders lose on the road in Carthage last night, 4-3, a setback that snaps the Riders’ 3-game district win streak, but more importantly puts them in a tough spot as they try to claim one of the final two seeds in the state playoffs. The loss drops Center to 5-6, and depending on how Diboll’s game with Central came out and assuming Jasper beat Huntington, the Riders will have to beat Central Friday night when they play at home in the regular season finale, if they want a shot at post-season. Even then, there might have to be a district playoff game before bi-district. A lot depends on the outcome of the other district games from last night.

 

San Augustine-Colmesneil No Score

 

Shelbyville, Timpson and Garrison softball teams will enter the state playoffs on Thursday.

 

The Shelbyville Lady Dragons will play Carlisle at 6 Thursday at Nacogdoches High School in a one-game bi-district playoff; while the Timpson Lady Bears take on Cushing in a best of 3-game bi-district series starting Thursday. Game 1 will be at 6 p.m. at Central Heights’ field. The second game will be played at 3:30 Friday at Nacogdoches High School field, and if needed, Game 3 would be played at the SFA Field at 4:30 Monday.

 

The Dist. 19-2A champion Garrison Lady Bulldogs will play Hemphill in a first-round best of 3 series starting Thursday night in Central. Game 1 is at 6 o’clock, with Game 2 at 7 Friday.

 

In last night's warm up game, Huntington takes a 3-2 win over Garrison.

 

Regional track and field meets are scheduled for this Friday and Saturday as a number of local athletes are hoping to make it out to Austin next month. Center qualifiers will be taking part in the Class 3A Region III meet in Humble; the Class 2A Region III meet that includes Garrison athletes is in Whitehouse; and the Class 1A Div. I meet’s in Palestine as with qualifiers from Timpson, Tenaha, Joaquin, Shelbyville and San Augustine taking part. The 1A, Div. II meet for the lowest enrollment schools is in Bullard. The top two finishers in each event advance to the state track and field meet May 9 & 10 in Austin.

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Sunny & Warm Today


Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph.
 
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. South wind around 10 mph.
 
Thursday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
 
Thursday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable.
 
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
 
Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
 
Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
 
Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
 
Sunday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

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BOIL WATER NOTICE CANCELLED FOR CITY OF CENTER


Boil Water Rescind Notice

 

 

On April 20, 2014, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required our public water system City of Center Utilities (PWS 2100001) to issue a Boil Water Notice (BWN) to inform our customers that due to the presence of contaminants or an interruption in service, water from our system must be boiled prior to consumption.

 

Our system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore adequate pressure, disinfectant levels, and/or bacteriological quality and has provided TCEQ with testing results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling as of April 22, 2014.

 

If you have questions, contact John Holt, Utilities Director or City Hall at 936-598-2941.

 

If a customer wishes to reach TCEQ, they may call 512-239-4691.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 4/21/14--4/22/14


Arrest Report

4/21/14--4/22/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Juan Merina, 50, Center, Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child

 

Cody Breeland, 37, Ben Wheeler, Possession of a Controlled Substance & Possession of a Dangerous Drug

 

Travis Goodrum, 27, Timpson, Theft

 

Terrel Tucker, 48, Thicket, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Dangerous Drug and Tampering with Evidence

 

Tynisha Glenn, 34, Timpson, Warrant-Theft by Check

 

Michael Mathew Martell, 19, Shelbyville, Panola County Warrants-Failure to Appear, Original Charges: Criminal Mischief & Theft

 

San Augustine County:

 

Mohammad Ali Sumar, 51, Nederland, Bossier Parish Warrant-Fraud/Theft by Check

 

Note: All Subjects are Innocent until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law.

 

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Local Sports Roundup 4/22/14


Joaquin boys’ singles players Jimmy Smith is headed to the Class 1A state tennis tournament after qualifying last week at the regional event at SFA. Center boy’s doubles team of Adam Reeves and Alec Lucas will be taking part in the 3A meet. The state 1A thru 3A tennis tournament is April 28 & 29 in College Station.

 

Baseball last night,

 

The playoff bound Joaquin Rams take an 8-5 win over the Timpson Bears, improving Joaquin’s district record to 11-4, and Timpson finishes the season at 8-8. The Rams will wrap up the district portion of their schedule Friday at Chireno.

 

In other district action, second-place Cushing gets a 10-0 win over the Shelbyville Dragons, as Cushing is 12-3, and the Dragons are 6-9. Shelbyville will finish out the season at Mt. Enterprise Friday.

 

The Tenaha Tigers take a 9-5 win over Mt Enterprise. Tenaha will finish the season Friday at district champion Douglass.

 

Tonight, the Center Roughriders go to Carthage to play the state-ranked and district-leading Bulldogs. The Riders are fighting it out for one of two remaining playoff spots, as they’re currently tied for third with Diboll at 5-5, and Jasper’s 5-6. Center puts their three-game win streak on the line tonight. Diboll plays at Central tonight, and Jasper finishes the season at one-win Huntington.

 

Joaquin (10-4) has clinched the third and final playoff spot.

Douglass is the district champ, and Cushing is second.

 

In 23-1A, the San Augustine Wolves go to district co-leader and state-ranked Colmesneil.

 

Shelbyville and Timpson softball teams will enter the state playoffs this week.

 

The Lady Dragons will play Carlisle at 6 Thursday at Nacogdoches High School in a one-game bi-district playoff; while the Lady Bears take on Cushing in a best of 3-game bi-district series starting Thursday. Game 1 will be at 6 p.m. at Central Heights’ field. The second game will be played at 3:30 Friday at Nacogdoches High School field, and if needed, Game 3 would be played at the SFA Field at 4:30 Monday.

 

The Dist. 19-2A champion Garrison Lady Bulldogs will play Hemphill in a first-round best of 3 series starting Thursday night in Central. Game 1 is at 6 o’clock, with Game 2 at 7 Friday.

 

Garrison has a warm up game against Huntington at 6 p.m. tonight in Huntington.

 

The 36th annual Center Broadcasting-Shelby County Bass Angler’s Take a Kid Fishing Tournament, is coming up, Saturday, May 10 at Huxley Bay Marina on Toledo Bend. Sign-ups are underway for the free event, which is for kids 3 to 15. Entry forms are available at Center Broadcasting, Huxley Bay Marina, Scarber’s Grocery, and Trail’s End & RV in Huxley, First Bank and Trust East Texas in San Augustine, or Hometown Tackle in Center. Also, you can print out an entry form from our Center Broadcasting Co. Website—cbc-radio.com and return to one of the entry locations by May 3.

 

 

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Fundraisers to assist Simmons family underway


We told you yesterday that 6-year old Logan Simmons had passed away early Monday morning at University Health Hospital in Shreveport from head injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident Saturday on Hwy. 7 west of Center.

 

The two surviving children, 3-year old Makenna and 8-year old Breonna, are recovering at the same hospital. The report is the youngest child had a shattered arm socket and broken ankle, and will have more surgeries. The oldest had a broken back in two places and pelvic damage and will also need more surgery. She also has a tear in an artery near the heart and it’ll need to heal some before surgeons can go in and repair. The parents have been told they may be at the hospital for months.

 

The family is in need of monetary funds for the costs of Logan’s funeral, medical bills and everyday needs. If you’d like to assist, there’s a number of ways you can.

 

The Excelsior ISD is taking donations. You can send those to 11270 State Highway 7 West,Center, or drop off by the Excelsior school.

 

A gofundme account has also been set up online for the Simmons Family; and a benefit will be held tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Curbside Market on Hwy. 7 west.

 

Michael and Sarah Simmons and their family were on their way home in the Aiken Community from an Easter event Saturday at New Life Church in Center when reportedly the tie rod broke on the front-end of the vehicle, causing the wreck.

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Garrison Residents Arrested on Drug Charges


Two Garrison residents were among three individuals arrested Friday during a traffic stop and search of a residence. Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 34-year old Wendy Cline and 40-year old Billy McCarta, along with 48-year old Lisa Lintz of Nacogdoches and charged them with first-degree felony manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance. Acting on a tip, deputies searched Lintz’s home on CR 104 around 7 Friday evening, and seized 2 grams of crystal meth and took Lintz into custoey. Cline and McCarta were arrested on the same county road after a traffic stop around 1 a.m. Saturday. Deputies found 16 grams of meth and Hydrocondone pills inside the vehicle. All the meth recovered was in small baggies for distribution.

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Sheriff Blackwell: Gang Activity is Very Active in County


Gang activity is very evident across deep east Texas, according to information released last week by the Texas Department of Public Safety. The annual Texas Gang Threat Assessment says there are more than 100,000 gang members across the state and their threats remain high. Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell says just because Shelby County is rural and has a smaller population don’t think gang activity doesn’t exist. He adds its an issue.

 

Sheriff Blackwell said the five known gangs with activity in Shelby County are the MS-13 and Los Zetas, both Mexican oriented; the 5-Deuce, which are part of the Crips and are primarily African American comprised; and the Aryan Brotherhood and Aryan Circle, both of which are white member based.

 

The sheriff said he believes the gang leaders are seeing a lenient system here when dealing with drug convictions in Shelby County, and until a message is sent down the pipeline it’ll only continue to increase.

 

Sheriff Blackwell said county citizens can be proactive to help curtail gang activity. He said you have to be aware of your surroundings, and report anything out of the ordinary occurrences around you.

 

 

 

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Children's Advocacy Center Receives State Bar Grant


The Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center recently received a grant in the amount of $15,360 from the Texas Bar Foundation. Advocacy Center counselor / Grant Manager / Family Advocate  Sarah Shires says the funds will be used to strengthen the Advocacy Center’s Victim Advocate program. She added the purpose of this program is to educate child victims and their non-offending caregivers about their rights as crime victims in the State of Texas. We inform the families regarding what they may experience during the investigative and legal procedures. Additionally, the Victim Advocate program provides information and resources that can assist child victims and their families in dealing with the financial and emotional costs of victimization. Ms. Shires said the Shelby County Advocacy Center greatly appreciates the Texas Bar Foundation for supporting our efforts to serve the children of Shelby County.

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Chamber Ambassadors Hold New Member Ribbon Cuttings This Week


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite the public to join them for two grand opening ribbon cuttings this week. The ambassadors welcome Douglas Gay, owner of Twogether Designs, at 411 Hurst Street with a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m., this afternoon; and Crystal Cradeur, owner of Boutique de Luxe, at 613 Tenaha Street, with a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m., Wednesday. Twogether Designs offers Embroidery and Custom Printed Apparel.  Boutique de Luxe is a women's clothing boutique.

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Funeral Notices: 4/22/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 82-year old Thomas Jefferson Anding, Sr. of Joaquin. Service will be at 2 this at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin. Among Thomas Jefferson Anding, Sr’s survivors are, his children, William Anding, Carla Williams and Thomas Anding, Jr., all of Joaquin; sisters, Gracie Girod and Norma Meredith, both of Olla, Louisiana; and brothers, Rayford Anding of Joaquin, R.J. Anding of Arkansas, and LeRoy Anding of Houma, Louisiana.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 89-year old Elaine Goodman Squyres of Nacogdoches. She passed away Saturday at her residence. Service will be at 2 Wednesday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with a military honors graveside service to follow Oaklawn Memorial Park under the direction of VFW Post #8904. A visitation will be held at Watson & Sons Funeral Home one hour prior to service. Among Elaine Goodman Squyres’ survivors, are, a daughter, Linda J. Fenton of Nacogdoches; a daughter-in-law, Beth Finklea of Houston; and sister, Lois Dockens of Livington.

 

Taylor Funeral Home of Timspon announces a memorial graveside service will be held for 67-year old Shelby Ray Crump at 11 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson. He passed away Saturday in Webb City, Missouri. Shelby Ray Crump was a 1965 graduate of Timpson High School. Among his survivors are wife, Gayla, daughters Leah Marie Crump Dailey; Denise Simon and Andrea Wagner; brother, Gregory Dean Crump; and sister Drewan Smith Nugent.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces pending service for 61-year old Michael Hutto. He passed away Saturday. Among Michael Hutto’s survivors are three daughters, Brandy Hutto, Alicia Hutto and Katie Hutto.

Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending service for 64-year old John Reed of Tenaha.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending service for 79-year old Mrs. Lorene Garrett of Timpson. She passed away Saturday at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending service for 59-year old Leroy Blunt of Shelbyville. He passed away Sunday at Memorial Health System of East Texas in San Augustine.

 

Garner & Sons Mortuary of San Augustine announces pending service for 92-year old Mrs. Nola Oliphant of Huntington. She passed away Sunday at Huntington Healthcare.

 

Garner & Sons Mortuary announces service for 73-year old Mr. Hargis “Mickey” Daniels, Jr. of Hemphill. He passed away April 16 at his residence. Service will be at 11 Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church with interment at Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 Saturday at the church.

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Sunny Skies thru Thursday, Lo 80s


Today Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon.
 
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
 
Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southeast wind around 10 mph.
 
Thursday Partly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
 
Thursday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.
 
Friday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
 
Friday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
 
Saturday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

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UPDATE: Boil Water Notice Continues for Parts of Center


Portions of the City of Center remain under a Boil Water Notice after a 6-inch water main was repaired Sunday in the Hwy. 96 north and 87 north part of the city. 
 
It is NOT a City-wide notice, according to City Manager Chad Nehring. He said crews were able to isolate the area pretty well, so that most of the city shouldn’t have experienced any decline in pressure or availability. He added the leak was reported around noon Sunday, and was repaired by Sunday evening. 
 
City Utility Director John Holt said he drew a sample of water Monday morning from the area affected and it was sent to the lab for testing. He said he should have results back by late morning today, and if it checks OK, the boil water notice will be lifted.
 
Holt said if you had any reduced water pressure Sunday, and you live within the area of the break at the north traffic intersection, on Hwys. 96 or 87 north to the city limits, and some parts of Tenaha Street, you’ll need to continue boiling your water before consumption.
 

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Child Dies from Injuries Sustained in Saturday Wreck on Hwy. 7 West


A child has died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident early Saturday afternoon on Hwy. 7 west of Center. Authorities say 6-year old Logan Simmons was a passenger in the back seat of a Ford Sport, driven by his mother, 27-year old Sara Renee Simmons, when the vehicle left the roadway for unknown reason, she steered the small SUV back to the left, and the vehicle rolled and went end-over-end before coming to rest. Logan, along with his two sisters, 8-year old Breanna, and 3-year old Katelyn, were all ejected from the vehicle. Two different life-flight helicopters were called to the scene, with all three children take to University Health Hospital in Shreveport. Logan Simmons passed away Sunday evening. The two girls’ injuries are said to broken bones and lacerations. Ms. Simmons and her husband, Michael, who was a front-seat passenger, were taken by ACE EMS to Nacogdoches Memorial with minor injuries. The Simmons family lives in the Aiken Community. Family members are reporting the vehicle may have experienced a mechanical malfunction causing the accident. This was the second major weekend accident in as many weeks that occurred this month on Hwy. 7 west, in the same location, about a mile from Loop 500 at Hughes Wrecker Service.

 

In separate auto accidents, a Nacogdoches man and two women were among those that lost their lives over the weekend. A two vehicle wreck near the Angelina County line Sunday morning on U.S. Hwy. 59 took the lives of 25-year old Stephanie Nicole West of Nacogdoches and 46-yearold Elizabeth Ann Webb of Lufkin. West was reportedly going the wrong way when the two vehicles collided head on. Also, a Nacogdoches truck driver died Saturday night when his rig overturned after he swerved to miss a cow that had previously been hit. Fifty-year old Geoffrey Woodrow Parker, was dead at the scene of an accident Saturday night on U.S. 69 south of Huntington

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 4/18/14--4/21/14


Arrest Report
4/18/14--4/21/14
 
Shelby County:
 
Sunni Feldman, 22, Orange, Displaying Fictious Registration
 
Van Champion, 52, Center, Criminal Trespass, Warrant-Violation of Probation, Original Charge: Terroristic Threat
 
Joseph Nash, 33, Center, Rusk County Warrant-Possession of a Dangerous Drug
 
Daniel Lee Huff, 51, Brenham, Washington County Warrant-Theft
 
Jeremy Caraway, 28, Timpson, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana and Driving While License Invalid
 
Vashon Tyree Vick, 21, Houston, Possession of Marijuana and Driving While License Invalid
 
Reginald  Henry, 52, Timpson, Driving Whild License Invalid with Previous Conviction
 
Jennifer Michelle Van, 38, Spring, Harris County Warrant-Theft by Check
 
Treadwick Young, 26, Timpson, Driving While License Invalid
 
Virginia Hunter, 45, Center, Driving While Intoxicated and Driving While License Invalid
 
Jerry Bell, 56, Garrison, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, Criminal Trespass & Failure to Appear, Orginal Charge: Criminal Trespass
 
Kelly Griffith, 37, Nacogdoches, Driving While Intoxicated
 
Cynthia Smith, 50, Tenaha, Driving While Intoxicated-3rd Offense
 
Adria Polley, 24, Center, Warrant-Theft by Check
 
San Augustine County:
 
Billy Perry, 41, Driving While License Invalid
 
Donald Sowell, 32, Public Intoxication
 
Note: All Subjects are Innocent until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law.
 

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PORTIONS OF CENTER UNDER BOIL WATER NOTICE TFN; North Traffic Area Affected


We received word from Center City Manager Chad Nehring Sunday that portions of the City of Center is under a boil water notice until further notice. Nehring said due to a break of a water main at the intersection of US Hwy 96N and TX Hwy 87N causing a reduction in system pressure in this general area, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required City of Center Utilities to notify customers of the need to boil their water
prior to consumption.

 

Nehring said: It is NOT a City-wide notice.  "We tried to indicate the area it applied to at those that lost pressure around the leak area.  The area was able to be isolated relatively well so that most of the City shouldn't have experienced any decline in pressure or availability.  The leak was first reports around noon and was repaired late yesterday evening".

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials will notify us that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact John Holt, City of Center Utilities Director or City Hall at 598-2941.  If you need immediate assistance, you may contact the Center Police Department at 598-2788.

Again, portions of the City of Center, primarily in the north traffic area is under a boil water notice until further notification.

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Surveillance Video Backs Up Claim of Murder in San Augustine County Incident


San Augustine County Sheriff’s Department investigators say the man whose body that was found in the rubble of his burned out home last month, was murdered and they say a surveillance video is backing up that claim. Chief Deputy Gary Cunningham is hopeful that video will help lead them to the suspect. On the night of March 17, the body of 62-year old Kavy Neil Sowell was found after firefighters extinguished the blaze at the home on County Road 3200. Sowell had been reportedly shot in the head three times before his house as set on fire, which investigators say was to cover up the murder. Chief Cunningham says the surveillance video shows a tall white male walking towards Sowell’s trailer house, and minutes later, the same individual is seen walking away from Sowell’s residence. He says the timeline of events of the person shown in the video match up with the time Sowell was shot. It’s reported Kavy Neil Sowell was a gun collector, and according to a neighbor, may have possibly had a land dispute with another individual. If you have any information about this case, authorities are asking for you to please call the Lufkin Crime Stoppers hotline at (936) 639- TIPS.

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Unemployment Rate Down in Deep East Texas


As it did across Texas, the unemployment rate also fell in Deep East Texas, according to the latest information released by the Texas Workforce on Friday. Texas’ unemployment rate for March was down two-tenths to 5.5 percent. In Shelby County, that rate is 5.9 percent, down over a half-percentage point from 6.4 in February. San Augustine County’s March rate is 8.4 percent, which is down over two percent in a year, and over a percentage in the past month. Sabine County is still double-digit at 11.5 percent, but better than the 12.9 in February. Neighboring counties saw Nacogdoches’ March unemployment rate at 5.2 percent; Panola County 4.1 percent and Angelina County 5.1 percent. 

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Clothing Donations Sought for 7-Year Old Girl


We told you Friday that a Shelby County family had lost their belongings in a house fire Thursday in the McSwain Hill area off Hwy. 7 west, and clothing was needed for several members of the household. We were advised Jodie Fountain’s 7-year old daughter is still in need of clothing. The child wears size 8 pants, 10/12 shirts and size 2 shoes. Any clothing donations can be dropped off at Shelby County Outreach Ministries on Shelbyville Street. It’s reported Amanda Brevard, an expectant resident of that household had received a good amount of newborn clothing, and the family appreciates your acts of kindness.

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San Augustine County Commissioners' Court Meets Tuesday


The San Augustine County Commissioners’ Court will meet at 9 Tuesday morning and among the items for discussion and consideration will be the county indigent burial policy; purchase of a herbicide sprayer for the airport; a resolution in support of a constitutional amendment for increased state funding for transportation; and Commissioner Pct. 4 Rodney Ainsworth to address the court concerning road repair and a school bus turnaround in his precinct. 

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City, School Board Meetings Today


 

The City of Joaquin has a couple of meetings coming up this afternoon. The Joaquin Economic Development Corporation will meet at 5 today, while the Joaquin Public Safety Corporation will meet at 5:30.

 

 

The Tenaha ISD Board of Trustees have a regular meeting at 5:30 this afternoon, and among the agenda items for consideration and possible approval will be a resolution for the Juvenile Justice Project Grant, which funds the district’s resource officer and counselor working with students to prevent truancy and dropouts; plus, trustees will discuss submission of bids for the baseball field project as presented by Ken Jones with Goodwin Lasiter. In addition drawings, plan and estimates for the construction of a childcare center will be presented at the meeting. Board members will also consider teacher contracts and extensions.

 

 

The Joaquin ISD Board of Trustees will meet at 6 tonight. Among the agenda items for discussion and consideration will be budget amendments, the school calendar, and teacher contracts and possible extensions. In addition, the board will receive an update on tax ratification election, campus security and personnel recruiting.

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Funeral Notices: 4/21/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 82-year old Thomas Jefferson Anding, Sr. of Joaquin. He passed away Sunday at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 today at Watson & Sons. Service will be at 2 Tuesday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Sholar Cemetery in Joaquin. Among Thomas Jefferson Anding, Sr’s survivors are, his children, William Anding, Carla Williams and Thomas Anding, Jr., all of Joaquin; sisters, Gracie Girod and Norma Meredith, both of Olla, Louisiana; and brothers, Rayford Anding of Joaquin, R.J. Anding of Arkansas, and LeRoy Anding of Houma, Louisiana.

 

Garrison Funeral Home announces service for 80-year old Laree Wheeler Spivey of Garrison. She passed away Friday in Nacogdoches. Service will be at 10 this morning at Arlam Baptist Church, with burial at Caledonia Cemetery. Laree Wheeler Spivey is survived by her husband, Russell Spivey of Garrison; a son, Bill Spivey of Garrison; and six daughters, Jamie Ramsey, Phyllis Pollard, Mickey Weatherly, Angie Spivey, Cindy Taylor and Nancy Harris, all of Garrison.

 

Garrison Funeral Home announces a grave side service for 85-year old Tommie Jean Lunsford, formerly of Garrison. She passed away Friday in Dallas. Graveside service will be at 2 this afternoon at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Garrison. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 today at Garrison Funeral Home.

 

 

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Center JV Baseball Player Recovering from Collision in Jasper, Suffers Concussion


A Center Roughrider JV baseball player is reported to have suffered a concussion after running into a brick wall that lines the Jasper baseball field during Friday afternoon’s game. Rider Garrett Stanley was reportedly knocked unconscious and had lacerations to his forehead as he attempted to make a catch in left field. Stanley was running and ran head-first into the wall. He was taken by ambulance to Christus Jasper Hospital, then to a Beaumont for testing and observation. Garrett Stanley did regain consciousness and is repoted to be OK. He was to have been released yesterday from the hospital. The Rider JV won the game, 7-6.

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Local Sports Round up 4/21/14


 

The battle for the third and fourth playoff spots in the Dist. 20-3A baseball race has come down to the final week of the regular season, as Center Diboll, and Jasper are fighting it out, Center and Diboll are 5-5, while Jasper is 5-6. The Roughriders have put together a three-game win streak, coming away with a 6-2 win Friday night over Jasper, Diboll lost to district champion Carthage, 1-0 last Thursday. Both Center and Diboll have tough task this week, as the Riders go to Carthage Tuesday night, and have Central at home Friday, while Diboll plays Central tomorrow night, and takes on second place Hudson on Friday, and Jasper finishes out with 1-9 Huntington.

 

Last Thursday, Hudson beat Central, 9-0, to ensure themselves a playoff berth at 8-3.

 

In Dist. 21-1A Friday, Cushing takes an 11-1 win over Tenaha, as the second place Bearkats improve to 11-3. Douglass has taken the district title and is 14-0. The Joaquin Rams have clinched the third and final playoff spot, and are 10-4. The Rams will play their final home game tonight against Timpson as its Senior Night. It’ll also be the Bears’ last game of the season.

 

A score to add from last Thursday, the Shelbyville Dragons take a 22-6 win over Chireno. The Dragons will host Cushing today in Shelbyville’s final home game of the season.

 

Also today, Tenaha goes to Mt. Enterprise.

 

In 23-1A, San Augustine was to have played Brookeland. However, Brookeland had to forfeit. The Wolves will be at district frontrunner and state-ranked Colmesneil Tuesday. Colmesneil beat Broaddus, 11-2 last Thursday, but lost to West Sabine, 17-10 Saturday, as the two are now tied atop the district at 10-1.  Broaddus drops to 8-3, a game ahead of fourth place Zavalla.

The Center Lady Riders’ softball season came to an end Friday night, as Jasper takes an 11-10 win in eight innings. Center ends district at 1-11.

 

Shelbyville and Timpson softball teams will enter the state playoffs this week. The Lady Dragons will play Carlisle at 6 Thursday at Nacogdoches High School in a one-game bi-district playoff; while the Lady Bears take on Cushing in a eest of 3 game bi-district series starting Thursday. Game 1 will be at 4 p.m. at the SFA field, with Game 2 at 3:30 Friday at Nacogdoches High School. Game 3, if necessary, will be played at 4 Monday at the SFA Field.

 

The Dist. 19-2A champion Garrison Lady Bulldogs will play Hemphill in a first-round best of 3 series starting Thursday night in Central. Game 1 is at 6 o’clock, with Game 2 at 7 Friday.

 

Garrison has a warm up game against Huntington at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Huntington.

 

The 36th annual Center Broadcasting-Shelby County Bass Angler’s Take a Kid Fishing Tournament, is coming up, Saturday, May 10 at Huxley Bay Marina on Toledo Bend. Sign-ups are underway for the free event, which is for kids 3 to 15. Entry forms are available at Center Broadcasting, Huxley Bay Marina, Scarber’s Grocery, and Trail’s End & RV in Huxley, First Bank and Trust East Texas in San Augustine, or Hometown Tackle in Center. Also, you can print out an entry form from our Center Broadcasting Co. Website—cbc-radio.com and return to one of the entry locations by May 3.

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Chance of Thunderstorms This Afternoon, Tonight


Today A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Tonight A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 60. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.
 
Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. North wind around 5 mph becoming southeast after midnight.
 
Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.
 
Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
 
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
 
Thursday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.
 
Friday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

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CITY OF CENTER UNDER BOIL WATER NOTICE TFN


We received word from Center City Manager Chad Nehring Sunday that the City of Center is under a boil water notice until further notice. Nehring said due to a break of a water main at the intersection of US Hwy 96N and TX Hwy 87N causing a reduction in system pressure in this general area, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required City of Center Utilities to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials will notify you that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact John Holt, Utilities Director or City Hall at 598-2941.  If you need immediate assistance, you may contact the Center Police Department at 598-2788.

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Easter Egg Hunting Weather Looking Pretty Good


THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. THE BEST CHANCES FOR STORMS WILL BE MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS A COLD FRONT AND UPPER LEVEL TROUGH BEGIN TO  MOVE ACROSS THE AREA. A FEW STORMS COULD BECOME SEVERE WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS THE PRIMARY THREATS.
 
DRY WEATHER SHOULD RETURN FOR MOST OF TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY BEFORE A CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS RETURNS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.
 
•  Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. East wind around 5 mph. 
 
•  Tonight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph after midnight. 
 
•  Sunday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. 
 
•  Sunday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. 
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind around 5 mph. 
 
•  Monday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
•  Monday Night A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.
 
•  Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
 

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 4/17/14--4/18/14


Arrest Report

4/17/14--4/18/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Brandon Curry, 38, Joaquin, Public Intoxication & Possession of a Dangerous Drug

 

Kevin Randall Nash, 31, Timpson, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Warrant-Promise to Appear and Driving While License Invalid

 

Clinton Colby Cowherd, 23, Marshall, MO., Fugitive from Justice, Failure to ID, Evading Arrest and Warrant-Forgery

 

San Augustine County:

 

Jessie Jackson, 51, San Augustine, Driving While License Invalid

 

Note: All Subjects are Innocent until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law.

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Good Friday observance brings closures to governments, schools, businesses


Today is Good Friday, a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Good Friday is not a government holiday at the federal level; however, individual states, counties and municipalities may observe the holiday. Good Friday is a state holiday in Texas & Louisiana. The postal service operates, and banks regulated by the federal government do not close for Good Friday. Shelby & San Augustine County Courthouses, along with most city governments in both counties are closed today. In addition, all Shelby County school districts are observing the day, with the exception of the Tenaha ISD, which has classes as scheduled. In San Augustine County, the San Augustine ISD will have school today, with an early release at 1 p.m. 

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Family loses house, belongings in Thursday fire; clothing assistance needed


West Shelby County and Center Fireman battled a house fire late Thursday morning that destroyed a home on Pearl Lake Road off Hwy. 7 West in the McSwain Hill area. Fireman report the call came in around 11 a.m. to the residence on County Road 1168, and when units arrived the structure was already fully involved. It’s reported the home was being rented by Jodie Fountain, and is owned by Ginger Russell Glaze, and there was no one at home at the time. It’s believed an electrical short may be the origin of the blaze.

 

Later in the day Thursday, Pam White, executive director of Shelby County Outreach Ministries advised us Ms. Fountain and her family came by to seek clothing assistance after they had lost their belongings in the fire. Ms. White said another resident of the home, Amanda Brevard is expecting a baby girl any day, she had just had a baby shower, but unfortunately, it was all lost in the fire. There’s also a seven year old girl in the family. Ms. White said she is calling on mothers for help. She asks that if you have any new born clothing you can spare, to please let her know. Also, if you have clothes to fit the 7 year old girl, that’s appreciated. Maternity clothing is needed as well, and anything you would normally receive at a baby shower. If you’d like to help out this family, you can drop off items at the Helping Hands or the Unique Boutique on Shelbyville Street at the railroad tracks, or contact Pam White at Shelby County Outreach Ministries.

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Criminal Mischief reported at Center business


The Center Police Department is investigating a reported criminal mischief incident at a business that occurred sometime Wednesday evening, early Thursday morning. According to Investigator Stephen Stroud, Rent One in the 800 block of Hurst Street had the front door glass broken out. Stroud said nothing was reported taken from the business. Business management told us the incident was captured on video surveillance, and the identity of a possible suspect is known.

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CISD recognizes Center Intermediate Campus


At the called meeting of the Center ISD Board of Trustees Wednesday afternoon, the Center Intermediate School took the spotlight, as students were recognized for their accomplishments. Intermediate School Principal Heath Hagler advised the board, that the kids have worked very hard during the year, and said there’s a lot happening on campus. Luciana Bar announced that Center Intermediate performed very well at the UIL competition in January, as the Intermediate and elementary campuses combined to place second at the district met.

If you’re the parent or guardian of a Center 8th grader, entering high school, the 9th grade next school year, Center High School will be hosting a parent meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at the high school. New legislation concerning graduation will be discussed, and it’s important that you and your child attend this meeting.

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SA welcomes new nurse practioner to Memorial Clinic


 

Memorial Clinics, a division of Memorial Health System of East Texas welcomes Shekofeh Adell to the San Augustine medical community.  Ms. Adell is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases in adults and adolescents.  She joins the Memorial Clinics East Main facility, formerly Haley Clinic at 109 East Main in San Augustine. With more than 12 years of healthcare experience, Ms. Adell has extensive knowledge in critical and emergency care.  Prior to earning her Family Nurse Practitioner certification, Ms. Adell worked for Nacogdoches Medical Center as a staff nurse in the intensive care unit and emergency department. Additionally, she served as the hospital’s interim ICU director.  She received her Family Nurse practitioner degree from the University of Texas Tyler where she also earned her Master of Nursing Administration, and completed her undergraduate studies in nursing at SFA. Ms. Adell is now seeing patients at the Haley Clinic in San Augustine.  

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Shelbyville VFD annual BBQ Saturday


The Shelbyville Volunteer Fire Department will be having one of their key fundraising events on Saturday as the annual barbecue fundraiser will be held at the first station at the Top of the Hill. Fire Chief Chris Koltonski said the department depends on this fundraiser to assist with its annual operational costs, and having your attendance would be very much appreciated. Plates will be $7 with choice of BBQ chicken or sausage, potato salad, beans, dessert, and a drink. Meals will be served from 11am until all gone. In addition, the Shelbyville Volunteer Fire Dept. is having a fundraiser raffle. Prizes are a 50 inch flat screen television and 2 fish fryers. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20, and you need not be present to win.

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Chamber to salute county teachers May 14


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will be honoring the county's school teachers when they host the annual Teacher of the Year Reception at 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 14 at the Windham Civic Center. During the reception, Chamber Education chairperson Kelly Lucas will announce the Teacher of the Year for Elementary and Secondary schools. The chamber of commerce salutes the accomplishments of the talented teachers throughout the county's school districts, and this is a time when gratitude and appreciation is expressed.

 

The Teacher of the Year candidates from the Shelby County school campuses are: F.L. Moffett Primary School-Sherry Lawson; Center Elementary-Olinda Hale; Center Intermediate-Daniel Driver; Center Middle School-Sheilah Haddox; and Center High School-Chris Watlington. From Excelsior ISD-Jennifer Cecil. Joaquin Elemenatary School-Terri Smith; Joaquin Jr. High-Madison Carrington; and Joaquin High School-Marilyn Stewart. S.W. Carter Elementary-Phyllis Horton; Shelbyville Middle School-Stephany Carter; and Shelbyville High School-Cole Harrison. Timpson Elementary-April Ramsey; Timpson Middle School-Jilly Hailey; and Timpson High School-Maria Aparicio.

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Sabine County: Annual Gaines-Oliphint Pioneer Trade Day Saturday


If you're a Texas history buff, enjoy heritage, or just looking for an outing tomorrow, the 10th annual Gaines-Oliphint Pioneer Trade Day will be held in Sabine County, at Pendleton Harbor. Hosted by the James Fredrick Gomer Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the Gaines-Oliphint House is the oldest known hand hewn log house in Texas at 196-years old, and is the only surviving structure of the Gaines-Oliphint Ferry Settlement. It's also on the National Register of Historic Places. Gates open at 9 tomorrow morning and admission is free. There will be a wide variety of vendors, displays, and musical entertainment all day. Lunches will be available, and there's arts and crafts, quilting, soap making, weaving, carving and blacksmithing. Also, Dr. George Avery from SFA will be on hand to date bottles, so guest are invited to bring their antique bottles for dating. All proceeds will go to the restoration of the Gaines-Oliphint House. The house is located in the Pendleton Harbor Subdivision just off Hwy. 21 east of Milam, close to the Pendleton Bridge. Turn left onto Cedar Grove Road at the Pendleton Harbor sign and looks for the signs and Texas Flags showing the way.

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Funeral Notices: 4/18/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 92-year old Marie Cannon Manning of Waco, formerly of Center. Service will be at 2 this afternoon at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Among Marie Cannon Manning's survivors is her daughter, Renee Manning Johnson of Marlin.

 

Hicks Mortuary of Center announces service for 73-year old Patricia Polley of Center. Service will be at 1 today at Mt. Zion CME Church in Center, with burial at McWilliams Cemetery in Shelbyville. Among Patricia Polley's survivors are, daughters, Fonda Polley & Brandi Polley of Center; step-daughter: Vivian Polley Cartwright (Clifton) of Tenaha; Brothers, Douglas Himes of Dallas & Standley Himes of Center; and Sisters, Feleshia Cochran of Ft. Worth & Dr. Shannon Suber of Dallas.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 72-year old Thomas Ray Buckley of Center. A Wake will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Community Funeral Home in Center. Service will be held at 11 Saturday at Bethelham Baptist Church in Mansfield, La., with interment at Bethelham Cemetery. Among Thomas Ray Buckley’s survivors are his wife, Eliza Buckley of Mansfield; 3 brothers, Joe Robertson of Phoenix, AZ; Clifford Capiti of Nacogdoches; and Tommy Capiti of Nacogdoches; and 2 sisters, Margie Gaines of Houston and Sharon Williams of Nacogdoches.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 4-month old Kaleigh JaNae Jenkins. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Community Funeral Home. Service will be at 1 Saturday at Loop 500 Church of Christ in Center. Among Kaleigh JaNae Jenkins' survivors are her parents, James and LaMetra Jenkins; siblings: ZaMarkus Moton, Ellis Ray Hoyt, Jamie Jenkins, Justin Jenkins, Kenneth Jenkins, James Jenkins, Tommy Lee Jenkins, Leslie Holman, Elizabeth Jenkins, and LaShanzdoil Harris; and grandparents, Billy and Kathryn Cartwright, and the late Ennis and Lurlean Jenkins.

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Local Sports Round up 4/18/14; Riders @ Jasper Tonight, must win


The Center Roughriders are on the road tonight to Jasper in a key Dist. 20-3A match-up. The Riders are 4-5, while Jasper's a half-game up on Center at 5-5. A win puts the Riders in fourth place with two games remaining, and into a position to grab a possible post-season berth. Carthage leads the standings at 8-1, Hudson is second at 7-3, and Diboll's in third at 5-4. First pitch for JV is 4:30, followed by the varsity.

 

Last night, in Dist. 21-1A baseball,

 

The Timpson Bears get back-to-back-to-back home runs as they take a 9-8 win over Martinsville. Tanner Murdock, Colton McSwain and Keaton Bush all had home runs in helping the Bears improve to 8-7 on Senior Night. Timpson will be at Joaquin Monday to wrap up their season.

 

Joaquin was idle last night, but the Rams have clinched a playoff berth and are in third place in District 21-1A.

 

No. 1 state-ranked Douglass crushed Mt. Enterprise, 22-3. Douglass has won the district championship and is 15-0.

 

Today’s action has Tenaha at Cushing to play the second-place Bearkats.

 

Shelbyville-Chireno?

 

Tonight in Dist. 23-1A, Brookeland will be at San Augustine, and it's Senior Night for the Wolves.

 

Dist. 19-2A last night, Garrison takes an 11-1 win over Woden, as the Bulldogs are 9-2, in second place behind Central Heights. Garrison will hosts Groveton next Thursday.

 

Softball:

 

The Center Lady Riders will conclude their season tonight at Jasper. Center is 1-10.

 

Shelbyville and Timpson softball teams are in the playoffs. The Lady Dragons will play Carlisle at 6 next Thursday at Nacogdoches High School in a one-game bi-district playoff; while the Lady Bears take on Cushing in a Best of 3 game bi-district series starting next Thursday. Game 1 will be at 4 p.m. at the SFA field, with Game 2 at 3:30 Friday at Nacogdoches High School. Game 3, if necessary, will be played at 4 Monday at the SFA Field.

 

Last night, the Garrison Lady Bulldogs take a 6-1 win over Woden to finish district play at 12-0. Garrison will enter the state playoffs next Friday against Hemphill. Garrison plays a warm up game against Huntington at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Huntington.

 

The Class 3A Area Track & Field Meet was held Wednesday in Carthage, and as a team, the Center Roughriders finished sixth with 45 points, with Carthage taking the team title with 109 points; and the Lady Riders were 10th with 12 points, and Carthage also picked up the girls’ title with 145 points. Rider Jemarcuss Jones won the Boys Triple Jump to advance to the regional meet; Jamie Hubbard was third in the Boys 100m; and the Rider 4x100 Relay was third. The Regional Meet is April 25 & 26 in Humble with the top finishers receiving a trip to Austin.

 

Success is breeding a possible outside offer, so is the word at SFA, as ESPN reported Thursday that men’s basketball coach Brad Underwood met with representatives of Marshall University in West Virginia, and his name has been mentioned at Tulsa University. After the most successful season in the program’s history, Underwood is being courted, if you will for another head coaching job. The SFA Lumberjacks had a 29-game winning streak during the season, losing to nationally ranked UCLA in the NCAA Tournament.

 

The 36th annual Center Broadcasting-Shelby County Bass Angler’s Take A Kid Fishing Tournament, is just three weeks away, on Saturday, May 10 at Huxley Bay Marina on Toledo Bend. Sign-ups are underway for the free event, which is for kids 3 to 15. Entry forms are available at Center Broadcasting, Huxley Bay Marina, Scarber’s Grocery, and Trail’s End & RV in Huxley, First Bank and Trust East Texas in San Augustine, or Hometown Tackle in Center. Also, you can print out an entry form from our Center Broadcasting Co. Website—cbc-radio.com and return to one of the entry locations by May 3.

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Sunny by Afternoon, Nice Saturday, No Rain Easter Day


Today A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms until early afternoon. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. 
 
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the morning.
 
Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. East wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.
 
Sunday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Sunday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.
 
Monday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81.
 
Monday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.
 
Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 4/16/14--4/17/14


Arrest Report

4/16/14--4/17/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Justin Channel, 31, Douglass, Warrant-Violation of Parole, Original Charge-Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

Lonie Latham, 28, Ft Worth, Dallas County Warrant-Failure to Pay Child Support

 

San Augustine County:

 

David Hough, 29, Zavalla, 2 charges of Theft & Criminal Trespass

 

Dalmichael Jones, 23, San Augustine, Driving While License Invalid

 

 

Note: All Subjects are Innocent until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law.

 

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San Augustine: Pilgrim's Pride Job Fair April 24


San Augustine County is preparing for a Pilgrim’s Pride job fair to be held next Thursday, April 24, which county, city and community leaders hope will help put to work a number of citizens in a company that offers good wages and benefits. The event is planned for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Log Cabin in San Augustine. The job fair is a joint effort involving San Augustine County, Tri County Community Action, Deep East Texas Workforce Solutions, and Pilgrim’s Pride.

 

San Augustine County Judge Samye Johnson says Pilgrim’s Pride is looking to fill some 165 jobs, including feed truck drivers and poultry plant production. 

 

Judge Johnson says the Pilgrim’s Pride job fair is open to anyone from any county, not just San Augustine.

 

If you’re looking for a job, or a change in employment, mark your calendar for next Thursday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Pilgrim’s Pride job fair at the Log Cabin in San Augustine.

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CISD Board Meets Tonight


The Center ISD Board of Trustees have a regular meeting at 6 tonight, and among the agenda items for discussion and consideration, are: renewal of student accident insurance. Superintendent Dr. James Hockenberry said the district is looking at an annual increase of $1,770 overall.

 

In addition, the board will discuss updating the district’s 1:1 digital learning initiative with current 6th and 9th grade students, this includes the infrastructure support. Dr. Hockenberry said there will also be a review of the entire district computer inventory of which many will not support new software that is often times necessary to run certain required operations.

 

In addition, the school board will consider and possibly approve state changes to the local curriculum for incoming freshman as mandated by House Bill 5; and trustees will receive Texas Association of School Board policy updates.

 

Trustees will also consider approval of Dr. Hockenberry to the Region 7 Regional Advisory Committee, and nomination to the Region 7 Executive Committee.

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Huxley: City Conducting Water System Maintenance


The City of Huxley Public Water System will be conducting water system maintenance beginning, Monday, April 21, consisting of a free chlorine disinfection burnout of the distribution system. Director Gerald Huddleston said this is a routine maintenance procedure performed to help reduce the potential for unstable water conditions and insure high quality of water delivery to the customers of the City of Huxley Public Water System. During the maintenance period, Huddleston said you may notice an odor or slight discoloration, but the safety of the water will not be affected.

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Minor Accident Involves Two CISD Buses, No Injuries


A minor accident involving the collision of two Center ISD buses was investigated by authorities Wednesday afternoon on Moffett Drive, Hwy. 87 north of the Hurst Street intersection. Although there were some children on both buses, no injuries were reported when one of the buses reportedly failed to come to a stop, striking the other bus in the rear. The driver of the bus that was stopped was 56-year old Renee Verdine, while 40-year old David Haley was the driver of the bus that was reported to have not come to a stop. The investigation continues into the incident.

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Panola County Man Sentenced in Federal Court


A Panola County man has been sentenced to federal prison yesterday for drug trafficking violations. According to U.S. Attorney John M. Bales, 36-year old Brandon Lee Lagrone of Carthage pleaded guilty in December last year to using a telephone to facilitate the commission of a felony offense of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis in Tyler. Lagrone and three others were indicted by a federal grand jury in March of last year and charged with drug trafficking violations.

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Chamber: Yard of the Month Nominees Accepted


The Shelby County Beautiful Clean Committee of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce invites the public to submit nominations for the Yard of the Month electronically with a photograph. Each nomination will need to include contact information for the nominee and the person submitting. Both front and back yards are welcome. Photographs may be emailed to info@shelbycountychamber.com no later than Friday, April 25 by 5 p.m. Nominations may also be submitted on the Chamber’s Facebook page, “ShelbyChamber” by liking the page. Shelby County Today.com will sponsor a gift for the selected Yard of the Month award recipient.

 

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Center Freshman Headed to State Finals H.S. Rodeo


Center High School freshman Whitlee Reed is headed to the Texas High School Rodeo Association State Finals in June after winning the barrel racing and reserve champion pole bender at the Region 5 High School Rodeo Finals in Nacogdoches April 5 & 6. The Texas High School Rodeo Association is the largest high school rodeo association in the nation. Whitlee will compete June 6 thru 14 in Abilene.

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Community Blood Drive Friday at Center FUMC


A community blood drive will be held tomorrow, Good Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church in Center. The event has been co-sponsored by  local churches, including First Baptist, Center United Pentecostal, and First United Methodist for around 8 years now.

 

Lyn Logan is the blood drive chairperson. She says the event is a mission program, and it may be the most important thing you do all day.

 

Ms. Logan says her husband has prepared chili, and there’ll be homemade cookies available, all free to those that stop in and give the gift of life during Friday’s Community Blood Drive at First United Methodist Church in Center at 211 Porter Street.

 

For more information, or to make an appointment to give, contact Ms. Logan at 590-2642.

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Funeral Notices: 4/17/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces funeral service for 19-year old Dalton Wayne Williams of Joaquin. He passed away Monday in Joaquin. Service will be at 10 this morning at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Duncan Cemetery in Shelby County. Among Dalton Wayne Williams survivors are, his father, Vernon Williams of Joaquin; mother, Stephanie Flethcer Pridgen of Joaquin; brothers, Sterling Clinton Williams, Dustin James Pridgen and Stefan Lane Pridgen, all of Joaquin; grandparents, Huey & Becky Fletcher, Debra Waller, and Virginia Kay, all of Joaquin; and great grandparents, Edith Swan and Lucille Fletcher.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces service for 94-year old Marleta Todd Chadwick of Center. Service will be at 10:30 this morning at First Baptist Church in Center, with burial at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Among Marleta Todd Chadwick's survivors are children, David Chadwick of Center, Martha Lou Scott of Waco, and Carleta Sandeen of Houston. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Center, the Chadwick Endowed Scholarship of East Texas Baptist University, the Chadwick Family Endowed Scholarship at Baylor University, or Fannie Brown Booth Library in Center.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 92-year old Marie Cannon Manning of Waco, formerly of Center. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 today at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 Friday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Among Marie Cannon Manning's survivors is her daughter, Renee Manning Johnson of Marlin.

 

Hicks Mortuary of Center announces service for 73-year old Patricia Polley of Center. Service will be at 1 Friday at Mt. Zion CME Church in Center, with burial at McWilliams Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Hicks Chapel  Among Patricia Polley's survivors are, daughters, Fonda Polley & Brandi Polley of Center; step-daughter: Vivian Polley Cartwright (Clifton) of Tenaha; Brothers, Douglas Himes of Dallas & Standley Himes of Center; and Sisters, Feleshia Cochran of Ft. Worth & Dr. Shannon Suber of Dallas.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 72-year old Thomas Ray Buckley of Center. He passed away last Thursday morning in Dallas. A Wake will be from 6 to 8 Friday at Community Funeral Home in Center. Service will be held at 11 Saturday at Bethelham Baptist Church in Mansfield, La., with interment at Bethelham Cemetery. Among Thomas Ray Buckley’s survivors are his wife, Eliza Buckley of Mansfield; 3 brothers, Joe Robertson of Phoenix, AZ; Clifford Capiti of Nacogdoches; and Tommy Capiti of Nacogdoches; and 2 sisters, Margie Gaines of Houston and Sharon Williams of Nacogdoches.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 4-month old Kaleigh JaNae Jenkins. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 Friday at Community Funeral Home. Service will be at 1 Saturday at Loop 500 Church of Christ in Center. Among Kaleigh JaNae Jenkins' survivors are her parents, James and LaMetra Jenkins; siblings: ZaMarkus Moton, Ellis Ray Hoyt, Jamie Jenkins, Justin Jenkins, Kenneth Jenkins, James Jenkins, Tommy Lee Jenkins, Leslie Holman, Elizabeth Jenkins, and LaShanzdoil Harris; and grandparents, Billy and Kathryn Cartwright, and the late Ennis and Lurlean Jenkins.

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Local Sports Round up 4/17/14; Horton Hurls No-Hitter, Ks 20


 

We wanted to add a few superlatives to the Center Roughrider's 2-0 win Tuesday night over Huntington. Rider pitcher Dalton Horton had an outing to remember, as the junior south-paw pitched a no-hitter, striking out 20 batters. In addition, Josh Burns went 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and run scored. Taylor Tomlin got a RBI as he knocked Burns in with a triple. The 4-5 Riders will be in Jasper Friday night, still fighting for a playoff spot.

 

Other Dist. 20-3A scores Tuesday, it was first-place Carthage over Hudson, 4-3, as Carthage's lead is now 2 games over Hudson; third-place Diboll beats Jasper, 10-0, improving Diboll to 5-4, and giving Jasper a 5-5 mark, a half-game up on Center. The top 4 teams advance to the state playoffs.

 

Due to tomorrow being Good Friday, most athletic events are being held today.

 

District 21-1A's playoff picture has been settled with two games remaining. Douglass is 14-0; Cushing is 10-3; and Joaquin is 10-4. Timpson is 2 games back of the Rams in fourth. The top three teams advance.

 

In District 21-1A baseball today: Shelbyville will be at Chireno, Martinsville at Timpson, Tenaha at Cushing, and Joaquin has a bye.

 

Colmesneil, West Sabine & Broaddus are leading Dist. 23-1A, and look to be the playoff representatives.

In Dist. 23-1A, Brookeland will be at San Augustine tonight.

 

In Dist. 19-2A, Central Heights and Garrison will be in post-season, as Central Heights is atop the standings at 10-1, Garrison is 8-2, and Groveton in third at 6-4. Garrison goes to Woden tonight.

 

Softball:

 

The Center Lady Riders will finish their season at Jasper Friday.

 

Dist. 21-1A has wrapped up the schedule, with two local teams headed to the state playoffs. The Shelbyville Lady Dragons are the second-place representative and will play Carlisle at 6 p.m. next Thursday, April 24 at Nacogdoches High School. The Timpson Lady Bears are the third place team and will play Cushing next Thursday in bi-district action. The particulars are being finalized for that game.

 

The Garrison Lady Bulldogs will see if they can finish a perfect run through district when they go to Woden tonight.

 

The 36th annual Center Broadcasting-Shelby County Bass Angler’s Take A Kid Fishing Tournament, will be held, Saturday, May 10 at Huxley Bay Marina on Toledo Bend. Sign-ups are underway for the free event, which is for kids 3 to 15. Entry forms are available at Center Broadcasting, Huxley Bay Marina, Scarber’s Grocery, and Trail’s End & RV in Huxley, First Bank and Trust East Texas in San Augustine, or Hometown Tackle in Center. Also, you can print out an entry form from our Center Broadcasting Co. Website—cbc-radio.com and return to one of the entry locations by May 3.

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Mild Today, Slight Chance of Rain Tonight


Today Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. East wind around 5 mph.
 
Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
 
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 79. East wind around 5 mph.
 
Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
 
Sunday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78.
 
Sunday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.
 
Monday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.
 

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 4/15/14--4/16/14


Arrest Report

4/15/14--4/16/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Eric Von Charles Mosby, 27, Center, Dallas County Warrant-Burglary of a Building

 

John Stracener, 19, San Augustine, Theft

 

Carter Ray Garner, 51, Center, Warrant-Criminal Mischief

 

Jeremy Fountain, 43, Center, Driving While License Invalid with Previous Conviction, Warrant-Violation of Probation, Original Charge: Driving While Intoxicated with Child under Age 15 & Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility

 

Thomas Justin Brown, 29, Center, Possession of a Controlled Substance & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

San Augustine County:

 

Joseph L. Morton, 28, Broaddus, Theft

 

Note: All Subjects are Innocent until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law.

 

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Shooting incident under investigation, man found deceased in Joaquin area


The Shelby County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting death in the Joaquin area. Investigator D.J.  Dickerson said his department was called Monday to a reported shooting incident in a wooded area on FM 2787. Authorities arrived to find 19-year old Dalton Williams deceased from a single gunshot wound to the head. Investigator Dickerson said Justice of the Peace Pct. 3 Margie Anderson performed an inquest and an autopsy was ordered.

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Sheriff warns of possible IRS scam


Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell has informed us of a possible scam involving someone said to be representing the IRS. Sheriff Blackwell says a concerned citizen reported they had received a phone call from a individual attempting to obtain personal information. The party in question advised the citizen had fraudulently filed their income tax return, and attempted to obtain his address. The concerned citizen told the caller that he was not giving up his address, that’s when the caller stated that if he didn’t, he would be arrested. When the citizen stated, come on and arrest me, the unknown caller hung up. Sheriff Blackwell says this is not how the IRS conducts their business. You’re asked to inform your family and any elderly person that you may know of this scam. If anyone has any additional information in regards to this scam, or can obtain a phone number from such caller, Sheriff Blackwell says to please contact his office at 936-598-5600.

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Crime Stoppers seeking info on stolen travel trailer


Center Crime Stoppers is seeking your help in solving the theft of a travel trailer stolen from Shelby RV Park, on Loop 500 in Center recently. The travel trailer was last seen April 5, and discovered missing on April 9. It's described as being a 1999 Hitchhiker Rio Grand, 33-foot Gooseneck, and white in color with yellow and maroon designs on the side. If you have seen or know anything about the theft of this travel trailer, call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE or send a web tip at www.centercrimestoppers.com. You could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000.00 if your information leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the theft or the recovery of the trailer. And remember you don’t have to give your name. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.

 

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CISD Board Meets Today, Thursday evening


The Center ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting at 12 noon today. The only agenda item is recognition of Center Intermediate School students, staff and programs.

 

The Center ISD Board of Trustees have a regular meeting at 6 Thursday night, and among the agenda items for discussion and consideration are, renewal of student accident insurance, certify Superintendent James Hockenberry to the Region 7 Regional Advisory Committee; the Center ISD Digital Learning Initiative and Plan for district-wide computer refresh; and approval of staff development waiver days.

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Gas prices increase a dime in past week locally


The average price for a gallon of regular gas statewide is running about $3.47 a gallon, up another seven cents in the past week, according to gasbuddy.com. In Louisiana, a gallon’s averaging $3.45. Nationally, the average is $3.61, which is up nine cents from the same period a year ago. Here at home, checking prices this morning in Center, there’s several at $3.49, including EZ Mart on Hwy. 96 north, Tenaha Hwy., the Valeros on Hurst St. and San Augustine St., Brookshire Bros. & Wal-mart where its $3.49 a gallon, up a dime in the past week.

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Funeral Notices: 4/16/14


Mangum Funeral Home announces service for 94-year old Marleta Todd Chadwick of Center. She passed away Monday. Service will be at 10:30 Thursday at First Baptist Church in Center, with burial at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7:30 today at Mangum Funeral Home. Among Marleta Todd Chadwick's survivors are children, David Chadwick of Center, Martha Lou Scott of Waco, and Carleta Sandeen of Houston. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Center, the Chadwick Endowed Scholarship of East Texas Baptist University, the Chadwick Family Endowed Scholarship at Baylor University, or Fannie Brown Booth Library in Center.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 92-year old Marie Cannon Manning of Waco, formerly of Center. She passed away Tuesday in Waco. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 Thursday at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 Friday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Among Marie Cannon Manning's survivors is her daughter, Renee Manning Johnson of Marlin.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 49-year old Kimberlie Flournoy Weaver of Waco. Service will be at 4 this afternoon at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville. Among Kimberlie Flournoy Weaver’s survivors are her children, Jason Weaver of Dallas, Nicole Menchaca of Mason, Christina Pruitt of Hewitt, Chris Weaver of Timpson, Crystal Chisenhall of Cener and Yalonda Weaver of Waco; her father, Danny Flournoy of Center; and brothers, Andy Flournoy and Wesley Flournoy, both of Center.

 

Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson announces service for 77-year old Doris Faye (Windham) Scott of Timpson. Service will be at 2 this afternoon at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, with interment at Weaver Cemetery. Among Doris Faye (Windham) Scott’s survivors are a son, Rex Scott of Waskom; daughters, Susie Crelia of Nacogdoches and Renee Faulkner of Appleby; a brother, David Windham of Marshall; brother-in-law, Jimmy Scott of Lake Jackson; and sister-in-law, Estelle Burgay of Timpson

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces service for 89-year old Mrs. Eva “Tootsie” Mixon of Broaddus. Service will be at 2 today at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with burial in the Runnels Cemetery in San Augustine County. Visitation will be from noon till service time at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home. Among Eva “Tootsie” Mixon’s survivors are, sons, Dale Mixon of Broaddus and J.W. Mixon of Dayton; daughters, Linda Williams of Lufkin and Rita Carrell of Lufkin; sister, Florence Faye Rushing of Deer Park; and sister-in-law, Eloise Wimberly of Broaddus.

 

Hicks Mortuary of Center announces service for 73-year old Patricia Polley of Center. Service will be at 1 Friday at Mt. Zion CME Church in Center, with burial at McWilliams Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 Thursday at Hicks Chapel  Among Patricia Polley's survivors are, daughters, Fonda Polley & Brandi Polley of Center; step-daughter: Vivian Polley Cartwright (Clifton) of Tenaha; Brothers, Douglas Himes of Dallas & Standley Himes of Center; and Sisters, Feleshia Cochran of Ft. Worth & Dr. Shannon Suber of Dallas.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 4-month old Kaleigh JaNae Jenkins. She passed away Saturday at Children's Medical Center in Dallas. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 Friday at Community Funeral Home. Service will be Saturday at Loop 500 Church of Christ in Center. Among Kaleigh JaNae Jenkins' survivors are her parents, James and LaMetra Jenkins; siblings: ZaMarkus Moton, Ellis Ray Hoyt, Jamie Jenkins, Justin Jenkins, Kenneth Jenkins, James Jenkins, Tommy Lee Jenkins, Leslie Holman, Elizabeth Jenkins, and LaShanzdoil Harris; and grandparents, Billy and Kathryn Cartwright, and the late Ennis and Lurlean Jenkins.

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Local Sports Round up 4/16/14; Rider Tennis doubles headed to Austin


Center Roughrider tennis doubles players Alec Lucas and Adam Reeves are headed to the state tennis tournament after placing second at the regional meet in three sets yesterday in Bryan. Whitlee Reed came away with third in girls’ singles.

 

In baseball action last night:

 

The Center Roughriders have kept their playoff hopes alive with a shutout win over Huntington, 2-0. The Riders improve to 4-5 in Dist. 20-3A, and have two tough road games on tap, heading to Jasper Friday and to Carthage next Tuesday.

 

In Dist. 21-1A, the Shelbyville Dragons come away with a 12-6 win over the Timpson Bears. The Dragons and Bears are both 6-7, with playoff hopes pretty well over. Meanwhile, the Joaquin Rams have solidified a hold on third place, and a post-season berth, with a 10-0 win over Martinsville. Nate Belrose continues to be hot at the plate getting a Grand Slam. The Rams are 10-4. In Chireno last yesterday, the Tenaha Tigers sweep a double-bill over the Owls, taking 13-10 and 10-6 victories. Tenaha is 4-7.

 

Thursday's games: Shelbyville at Chireno, Martinsville at Timpson, Tenaha at Cushing, and Joaquin has a bye.

 

In San Augustine last night, the Broaddus Bulldogs come away with a 7-6 win, to push their Dist. 23-1A record to 8-2, while the Wolves drop to 3-8. Broaddus is headed to the playoffs, currently in third place. Thursday’s action: Brookeland will be at San Augustine

 

In Dist. 19-2A, Garrison blanks Palestine Westwood, 12-0, as the Bulldogs improve to 8-2, and will be at Woden Thursday.

 

 

Softball last night:

 

The Center Lady Riders have one game left, and the season is over, as they’re shutout by district front-runner Huntington, 17-0. The Lady Riders are 1-10. Center will be at Jasper Friday.

 

In Dist. 21-1A, Timpson’s Kaylie Bush hits a grand slam and a two-run homer as the Lady Bears wrap up district play at 8-4, with an 11-2 win over Chireno. Timpson will enter the playoffs as the third-place team, and will take on Cushing in bi-district April 24. The site and time has not been finalized.

 

The Shelbyville Lady Dragons have taken second in 21-1A, and will play Carlisle next Thursday in Nacogdoches in a first-round play-off game. Shelbyville defeated Martinsville, 15-0 last night, to wind up with a 9-3 dist. record.

 

The state’s No. 1 ranked 1-A team, Beckville finishes unbeaten with a 10-1 win over the Joaquin Lady Rams.

 

Meanwhile, the Garrison Lady Bulldogs are 11-0, after a shut-out win over Palestine Westwood, 12-0. The district-leading Lady Bulldogs wrap up the regular season at Woden Thursday.

 

Area track and field meets are being held today. Center qualifiers will be in Carthage, and Timpson, Joaquin, Shelbyville, Tenaha, Martinsville and San Augustine qualifiers are in Shelbyville for the Class 1-A Area Meet. Field events get underway at 2 this afternoon, with running events at 6 at Dragon Stadium.

 

Joaquin will be sending a good representation to the Class A Regional Tennis Tournament at SFA today & Thursday.

 

 

Rider boys' doubles team of Adams Reeves (left) and Alec Lucas are headed to the state tennis tournament after placing second at region Tuesday in Bryan. Photo courtesy of Bob Reeves

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Sunny & Warmer


Today Sunny, with a high near 66. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Thursday Partly sunny, with a high near 70. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Thursday Night A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
 
Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
 
Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.
 
Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
 
Saturday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
 
Sunday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78.

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Local Sports Roundup; Rider Tennis Advances Several to Region Semis


In Bryan yesterday, the Center Roughrider Tennis Team had weather delays in the first day of the region tournament. Despite that, Alec Lucas and Adam Reeves advanced to semi-finals in boys’ doubles and will play Taylor today. Meanwhile, Whitlee Reed advanced in girls’ singles to the semi-finals and will take on Caldwell next. Matches will continue today. Thanks to James Greer for the update.

 

Joaquin will be sending a good representation to the Class A Regional Tennis Tournament at SFA tomorrow & Thursday. Last week, the Joaquin boys took the overall District Tennis Championship.

 

The Joaquin golf team is competing at the regional tournament. The first round was played yesterday, as the linksters are hoping to qualify for state. The Joaquin girls’ team took first at district, and the boys’ placed second.

 

In high school baseball tonight:

The Center Roughriders get back to Dist. 20-3A action at home against Huntington. The Riders are 3-5, Huntington is 1-8. By the way, the Riders will play Jasper this Friday, not Thursday.

 

In Dist. 21-1A, Shelbyville goes to Timpson, Tenaha at Chireno for a double-header starting at 4, and the top-two teams in the district, Cushing plays at Douglass. Joaquin is in third place in the district at 9-4, and has a bye today. The Dragons are 4-7, Timpson is 7-6, while Tenaha is 2-10.

 

In Dist. 23-1A, Broaddus will be at San Augustine. The Wolves are 3-7, while Broaddus is 7-2 in third place.

In Dist. 19-2A, Palestine Westwood is in Garrison to play the second-place 8-2 Bulldogs.

Softball:

 

The Center Lady Riders have their final home game tonight against Huntington. It’s also Senior Night. The Lady Riders finish out the season at Jasper on Friday.

 

In District 21-1A it's the final district game of the season, as Martinsville goes to Shelbyville, Timpson at Chireno; and Beckville at Joaquin. Timpson is 7-4 and Shelbyville is 8-3, both playoff bound.

 

The Shelbyville Lady Dragons will play Carlisle in a first-round bi-district game, Thursday, April 24 at Nacogdoches High School. Timpson will also have a bi-district game next week against Cushing. The particulars of that match-up are not available.

 

In Dist. 19-2A, the Garrison Lady Bulldogs have their final home game against Palestine Westwood.

 

Area track and field meets are being held Wednesday. Center qualifiers will be in Carthage, and Timpson, Joaquin, Shelbyville, Tenaha and San Augustine qualifiers are in Shelbyville for the Class 1-A Area Meet. Field events get underway tomorrow at 2, with running events at 6 at Dragon Stadium.

 

We're less than a month away from the 36th annual Center Broadcasting-Shelby County Bass Angler’s Take A Kid Fishing Tournament, to be held, Saturday, May 10 at Huxley Bay Marina on Toledo Bend. Sign-ups are underway for the free event, which is for kids 3 to 15. Entry forms are available at Center Broadcasting, Huxley Bay Marina, Scarber’s Grocery, and Trail’s End & RV in Huxley, First Bank and Trust East Texas in San Augustine, or Hometown Tackle in Center. Also, you can print out an entry form from our Center Broadcasting Co. Website—cbc-radio.com and return to one of the entry locations by May 3.

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Campbell Clears the Air: Says He Had No Influence on County Road Paving


At the Shelby County Commissioners' Court meeting Monday, Wayne Stolz of of Stolz Engineering addressed the court to explain that work on the nine county roads that benefitted from the $2.6-million Ike 2.2 Hurricane Ike Grant monies were well ahead of schedule and should be completed soon. During this time, County Judge Rick Campbell took the opportunity to "clear the air" in regards to reports that he used his influence to have County Road 3046, which leads into the Bone Hill Foundation, paved. Just before last month's party primary election, local businessman Fred Borders purchased air-time on Center Broadcasting Company stations saying Ike money was used for this county road, and the job was influenced by Judge Campbell's relationship with the foundation.

 

Judge Campbell said he wanted to make it, quote, "crystal clear", he had no influence in what roads were chosen.

 

Judge Campbell said he did use his relationship with Gov. Rick Perry to save $132-million of the Ike grant money that Harris and Galveston Counties wanted to take away that were earmarked for the 12-county DETCOG region.

 

Stolz said each county precinct received equal square yards of road improvement.

 

In other items of interest, Tom Trussell, who lives on CR 2650 at Shelby Beach came before the commissioners to voice a concern about a neighbor's property, which he said was an "eyesore and a health hazard". He asked the court to look at the possibility of instating a county ordinance, or having a county official serve as a part-time compliance officer for such matters. Judge Campbell told Trussell that he would be speaking with Sheriff Willis Blackwell and Attorney Gary Rholes in regards to having a possible ordinance in regards to the clean-up of private property in the county, and a deputy or other officials that would help enforce such an ordinance.

 

Commissioners also voted to transfer almost $1.2 million in unencumbered unspent cash balances to the cash on hand/carryover account.

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Woman Arrested for DWI in San Augustine with Two Children


We told you yesterday that a Crockett woman has been arrested for DWI with a child under age 15 in San Augustine County over weekend, there are now more details available concerning that incident. DPS troopers responded to a one-vehicle crash on FM 353 and found a 2006 Ford had apparently left the road and hit several culverts. Troopers learned the driver, 44-year old Tammy Stalinksky and two children, ages 5 & 3 had been given a ride to a residence. San Augustine Police located the subjected and transported her to San Augustine Memorial for treatment of injuries. Authorities report Stalinsky smelled of alcohol, and she allegedly admitted to drinking before the accident. The children were released to a family member after they were checked out for any injuries at the hospital. DWI with a child under age 15 is a third-degree felony.

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Wet Roadway, Speed Leads to Haslam Incident


A wet road surface and speed are to blame for a one-vehicle accident just after 1 Monday afternoon that resulted in a pickup crashing into Best Donuts on the Haslam Strip in Joaquin. DPS Trooper Jimmy Faulkner says a pickup driven by 17-year old James Price of Logansport and a 15-year old passenger were westbound on Hwy. 84 when he reportedly hydroplaned, left the roadway and struck the building, causing substantial damage. Fortunately, the business was closed for business and there were no major injuries. Trooper Faulkner said Price was ticketed for unsafe speed and no driver’s license. The owner of the business said he would be closed until repairs are made.

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Car Chase Enters San Augustine County Over the Weekend


San Augustine County was one of three counties where a car chase took place last Saturday. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the chase began about 10 Saturday night when troopers attempted to stop a Buick driven by 43-year old Craig James Hebert of Huntington, who was driving on state Hwy. 103 east in Angelina County. The pursuit continued through Nacogdoches County and into San Augustine County at speeds exceeding 100 mph. David Hendry with DPS says Hebert was passing other motorist in dangerous sections of the highway in an attempt to elude police. Hendry said the vehicle was eventually stopped in San Augustine County and Hebert was taken into custody. He’s been charged with evading arrest detention with a vehicle, possession of a dangerous drug, driving while intoxicated and five outstanding traffic warrants. He remained in the Angelina County Jail as of yesterday.

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Timpson, Joaquin City Councils Meet Today


When the Timpson City Council meets at 5:30 this afternoon, among the agenda items for discussion and possible action will be receiving a check for $607 from Shelby County as the city’s part from the Child Safety Fee. The city will in turn present the money to the Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Cener; re-appoint James L. Bogue as Municipal Judge; possibly lease the alley behind Peace Feed and Farm Supply to East Texas Extended Care; and garbage problems on Timpson Street. In other business, the 2013 Audit will be discussed. The City of Timpson’s Municipal Court reports over $44, 500 in citations were issued by the city’s police department in March, with $24, 500 the city’s portion.

 

The Joaquin City Council meets at 6 this evening, and among the agenda items for discussion and possible action includes an ordinance establishing rules and regulations regarding sanitation and pollution control of the areas in proximity to the city public water supply wells; designating April as Fair Housing Month; selection of two representatives to attend the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Workshop on April 30 in Lufkin; and approval of bond payment for USDA Water System Improvement Project.

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Center ISD Trustees to Have Called Meeting Wednesday


The Center ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting at 12 noon Wednesday. The only agenda item is recognition of Center Intermediate School students, staff and programs.

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Funeral Notices: 4/15/14


Mangum Funeral Home announces a graveside service for 48-year old James Del Butler of Houston. He passed away last Friday. Graveside service will be at 3 this afternoon at Sample Cemetery in Shelbyville, as directed by Mangum Funeral Home.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 49-year old Kimberlie Flournoy Weaver of Waco. She passed away Sunday in Waco. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 this evening at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be at 4 Wednesday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville. Among Kimberlie Flournoy Weaver’s survivors are her children, Jason Weaver of Dallas, Nicole Menchaca of Mason, Christina Pruitt of Hewitt, Chris Weaver of Timpson, Crystal Chisenhall of Cener and Yalonda Weaver of Waco; her father, Danny Flournoy of Center; and brothers, Andy Flournoy and Wesley Flournoy, both of Center.

 

Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson announces service for 77-year old Doris Faye (Windham) Scott of Timpson. She passed away Sunday in Timpson. Service will be at 2 Wednesday at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, with interment at Weaver Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Taylor Funeral Home. Among Doris Faye (Windham) Scott’s survivors are a son, Rex Scott of Waskom; daughters, Susie Crelia of Nacogdoches and Renee Faulkner of Appleby; a brother, David Windham of Marshall; brother-in-law, Jimmy Scott of Lake Jackson; and sister-in-law, Estelle Burgay of Timpson

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine announces service for 62-year old Thomas Jefferson “Jeff” Belser of San Augustine. He passed away Sunday morning at his residence. Graveside service will be at 4 this afternoon at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery. Among Jeff Belser’s survivors is his granddaughter, Jaya K. Clifton of San Augustine.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces service for 89-year old Mrs. Eva “Tootsie” Mixon of Broaddus. She passed away Monday. Service will be at 2 Wednesday at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with burial in the Runnels Cemetery in San Augustine County. Visitation will be from noon till service time at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home. Among Eva “Tootsie” Mixon’s survivors are, sons, Dale Mixon of Broaddus and J.W. Mixon of Dayton; daughters, Linda Williams of Lufkin and Rita Carrell of Lufkin; sister, Florence Faye Rushing of Deer Park; and sister-in-law, Eloise Wimberly of Broaddus.

 

Carroway Funeral Home of Lufkin announces a graveside services for 78-year old Royce B. Haight, of Zavalla. He died Sunday at his residence. Service will be at 11 this morning at the Old Home Cemetery in Joaquin. Survivors include his mother, Juanita Day of Zavalla; sons, Greg of the Wildwood Community in Angelina County, and Michael Haight of Simsboro, Louisiana.

 

Hicks Mortuary of Center announces service for 73-year old Patricia Polley of Center. She passed away last Thursday at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Service will be at 1 Friday at Mt. Zion CME Church in Center, with burial at McWilliams Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 Thursday at Hicks Chapel  Among Patricia Polley's survivors are, daughters, Fonda Polley & Brandi Polley of Center; step-daughter: Vivian Polley Cartwright (Clifton) of Tenaha; Brothers, Douglas Himes of Dallas & Standley Himes of Center; and Sisters, Feleshia Cochran of Ft. Worth & Dr. Shannon Suber of Dallas.

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Sunny & Cool Today, Cold Tonight


Today Sunny, with a high near 61. North wind 10 to 15 mph.
 
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 34. North wind around 5 mph becoming southeast after midnight.
 
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 69. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Thursday A 30 percent chance of morning showers, then a chance of afternoon showers and 
thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. East wind around 5 mph. 
 
Thursday Night A 30 percent chance of evening showers and thunderstorms, Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.
 
Friday A 20 percent chance of morning showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
 
Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
 
Saturday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.

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Special Weather Statement


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
1200 PM CDT MON APR 14 2014

TXZ136-138-149>153-141800-
CHEROKEE-HARRISON-NACOGDOCHES-PANOLA-RUSK-SHELBY-SMITH-
1200 PM CDT MON APR 14 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A SIGNIFICANT
WEATHER ADVISORY...EFFECTIVE UNTIL 100 PM CDT...FOR THE FOLLOWING
COUNTIES...

IN NORTHEAST TEXAS...
     HARRISON...PANOLA...RUSK...SMITH AND CHEROKEE...
IN EASTERN TEXAS...
     NACOGDOCHES AND SHELBY...

INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...
     ALTO...ARP...BECKVILLE...BULLARD...CARTHAGE...DEBERRY...
     DOUGLASS...ELYSIAN FIELDS...GARRISON...HENDERSON...
     JACKSONVILLE...JOINERVILLE...MAYDELLE...MINDEN...MIXON...MOUNT
     SELMAN...NEW SALEM...PINEHILL...PONTA...REESE...RUSK...SACUL...
     TATUM...TENAHA...TIMPSON...TRAWICK...TROUP AND TURNERTOWN...

AT 1155 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS WERE
DETECTING STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM MOUNT
SELMAN TO 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ELKHART...OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING
FROM 9 MILES NORTH OF JACKSONVILLE TO 12 MILES SOUTH OF PALESTINE...
MOVING EAST AT 75 MPH.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 5


A FEW OF THE SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON WILL BE
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HAIL TO THE SIZE OF QUARTERS...OR POSSIBLY
LARGER. HOWEVER...SINCE THESE STORMS ARE DEVELOPING MOSTLY BEHIND
THE PASSAGE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT...DAMAGING WINDS ARE ONLY A
VERY REMOTE THREAT WITH THESE STORMS. BRIEF HEAVY RAINFALL AND
DEADLY LIGHTNING MAY ALSO OCCUR.
 
Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 5
Lake Wind Advisory until midnight
 
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could be severe, with large hail and heavy rain. Cloudy, with a high near 69. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
 
Tonight A slight chance of showers before 1am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 37. North wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
 
Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 61. North wind 10 to 15 mph.
 
Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 34. North wind around 5 mph becoming east after midnight.
 
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 69. Southeast wind around 5 mph. 

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Body Found in Newton County, Possibly Missing San Augustine Man


A body found in Newton County last week is suspected to be that of a missing San Augustine man. Newton County Sheriff Eddie Shannon says deputies were called to a location near Burkeville Wednesday afternoon when the body was discovered. He said all indications are the person is 53-year old Allen Ray McKinney, who was last seen Feb. 21 when he left his mother’s home in San Augustine. Sheriff Shannon said San Augustine County deputies assisted Newton County investigators with processing the scene. An autopsy was ordered to make positive identification, and there’s no word if foul play is suspected. McKinney, who lived with his mother, Thelma McKinney, told her he was going to visit a friend, and he would be back the following day. However, he never returned. The incident continues under investigation.


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Spring Man Pursued by Louisiana Authorities, Shot


DeSoto Parish officials are reporting a Texas man who led law enforcement officers on a high speed pursuit from DeSoto Parish was shot twice early this morning after jumping from his vehicle and pointing a gun at deputies. Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle said 48-year old Terry Leroy Smith of Spring was taken to University Health with gunshot wounds to the leg and foot. The deputies who fired the shots, one from DeSoto and one from Caddo, were not injured. The pursuit started around 1 this morning after a DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office deputy spotted a vehicle at an oil well location on Hwy. 510 south of U.S. Highway 84 east of Mansfield. The deputy wanted to check out the driver because of the number of thefts that occur at the well locations. The driver sped away from the scene before the deputy could make contact. The chase entered Red River Parish and eventually Caddo Parish before authorities were able to stop the vehicle about 5 miles north of I-220. When Smith jumped out, slipped, rolled and had a gun pointed at deputies, Sheriff Arbuckle said. At least six shots were fired, with two hitting Smith, before he was subdued. The truck Smith was driving was stolen out of Texas and had switched license plate. The two deputies reportedly were following policy and procedure.

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Vehicle Fire Reported Saturday, Driver, Infant Escape


Center Fireman say a Center woman and her baby escaped without injury Saturday afternoon when the vehicle she was driving caught fire and was destroyed. The incident occurred on U.S. Hwy. 96 North near Flat Fork Creek just before 12:30. Kursti Agnew said she was driving the Jeep Grand Cherokee when it died. After steering to the shoulder she attempted to crank it, that’s when she smelled smoke and was able to get out of the vehicle with the infant. Authorities say the vehicle was registered to Susan Tyler of Center.

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Shelby County Commissioners Meeting this Morning


When the Shelby County Commissioners' Court meets at 9:30 this morning, the governing body will be addressed by Wayne Stolz with Stolz Engineering to clarify the Hurricane Ike 2.2 Grant money that was in question regarding the paving of the Bone Hill Road. You may remember the day before the March 4 Party Primary Election, the paving of that road was the focus of a radio commercial on Center Broadcasting accusing County Judge Rick Campbell of using county road funds to top the road, CR 3046, to Bone Hill, a foundation in which the judge chairs. Judge Campbell said Mr. Stolz's address should, quote, "clarify some of the misconception that the public was led to believe, and other reported misuse of county funds".

 

The commissioners will hear an address from Nayeli Gonzalez concerning a situation where the Center ISD bus will not come down CR 1043 & CR 1044, in a rural subdivision, due to there being no turn-around. It's reported the only way a turn-around can be developed, is if the property owners donate land to the county for a turn-around. In order for this to possibly take place; certain steps have to occur before the road can legally be maintained by the county. Amanda Kirby from Center ISD is expected to be on hand to give comments on this situation.

 

Tom Trussell is expected to address the court concerning an issue he has with a neighbor who won't reportedly clean up his property. At this time, Shelby County doesn't have an ordinance to enforce such clean-up of private property, according to County Administrative Assistant Deanne Sample. Trussell wants to address the commissioners concerning the need for an ordinance officer. In other agenda items, the court will discuss and possibly take action on fund transfer concerning Homeland Security Grant; approve a proclamation designating April as Fair Housing Month; and consider transferring unencumbered unspent previous cash balances to the cash on hand/carryover account.

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Center City Council Meets Today


The Center City Council will hold a regular meeting this afternoon, beginning with a public hearing at 5 to solicit input and comments on Fair Housing. Among the agenda items for discussion and possible action will be a presentation and approval of Fiscal Year 2013 Audit; a temporary street closure request from Center High School for a 5K run on May 10; approve final payment on the Lakewood Sewer Installation Project; and approve appointment to the Center Housing Authority.


 

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Pilgrim's Pride Job Fair Coming to San Augustine April 24


San Augustine County officials have teamed up with Tri-County Community Action and Pilgrim's Pride to bring a job fair to San Augustine. The event will be held from 9 to 2, Thursday, April 24 at the Log Cabin.

 

San Augustine County Judge Samye Johnson says it's great to have a company such as Pilgrim's Pride express an interest in San Augustine County residents to help fill positions.

 

Judge Johnson added applications will be taken for feed truck drivers and poultry plant production workers at the Nacogdoches facility. Mark your calendar for 9 to 2, Thursday, April 24 as Pilgrim's Pride conducts a job fair in San Augustine at the Log Cabin.

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Local Sports Round up 4/14/14


Baseball from the weekend:

 

The Center Roughriders had a bye in district, but played Kilgore Saturday night and defeated the Bulldogs, 9-2. The Riders are 3-5 in Dist. 20-3A, and will resume district play tomorrow night at home against Huntington. In the other district games Friday, it was Carthage over Central, 11-1, Jasper defeats Hudson, 6-3; and Diboll beat Huntington, 6-2. Carthage is 7-1, with a half-game lead on Hudson heading into play this week. Jasper is in third at 5-4, with Diboll at 4-4. The Riders are a game back in fifth.

 

In Dist. 21-1A, The Joaquin Rams defeat the Shelbyville Dragons, 7-5, as Nate Belrose gets a two-run homer. The Rams improve to 9-4, to remain in third place and holding onto a postseason berth. The Timpson Bears come away with a 4-3 win over the Tenaha Tigers, improving Timpson to 7-6, while Tenaha drops to 2-10; and Cushing takes a 10-2 win over Mount Enterprise, as Cushing is 10-2, in second place behind front-runner undefeated Douglass. Shelbyville is 4-7.

 

Tuesday’s games, Shelbyville at Timpson, and Tenaha at Chireno, and Cushing plays Douglass. Joaquin has a bye

 

In Dist. 23-1A, second-place state-ranked West Sabine upends San Augustine, 18-0; and the Broaddus Bulldogs remain in third place with a 10-4 win over Zavalla. Broaddus is 7-2, a game back of West Sabine. Colmesneil remains undefeated on top of the standings at 9-0. Broaddus goes to San Augustine tomorrow night. The Wolves are 3-7.

 

In Dist. 19-2A, Garrison’s 8-2 in second-place, they had a bye Friday, and will be home against Palestine Westwood Tuesday. District leading Central Heights, who’s 8-1, took a 13-3 win over Woden.

 

Softball:

 

The Center Lady Riders had a bye Friday, and will play their final home game Tuesday night against Huntington. It’s also Senior Night.

 

In District 21-1A, the Timpson Bears are alone in third place, and have pretty much clinched the final playoff spot in the district with an11-9 win over the Joaquin Lady Rams. Timpson improves to 7-4, while Joaquin is 6-5. Timpson will finish out district Tuesday at Chireno, while Joaquin has No. 1 state-ranked Beckville at home. The Shelbyville Lady Dragons are also headed to the playoffs, after a 15-1 win over Gary. Shelbyville is in second place with an 8-3 mark, and will wrap up district at home tomorrow against Martinsville.

 

Gary goes to second-place Shelbyville; and in a battle for third place, it's Timpson at Joaquin.

 

In Dist. 19-2A, the district-leading Garrison Lady Bulldogs were idle Friday. Garrison is 10-0, and has its final home game Tuesday night with Palestine Westwood.

 

Tenaha High School Junior, Ricky Corpus participated in the Region 5 High School Rodeo in Nacogdoches April 5th and 6th. After advancing in team roping, he won the Region 5 championship, advancing to the State High School Rodeo June 6-14 in Abilene.  Ricky won a team roping NRS saddle as a heeler with his partner, Joe Collin, a header, from Lufkin High School.  

 

The Dist. 20-3A Track and Field Meet was held last week in Carthage, as the hosts defended both the boys’ and girls’ team championships. The Carthage boys won the meet with 159 points, with Hudson coming in second with 144. Meanwhile, the Carthage girls rolled up 234 points, with Hudson placing second with 147. The Center Roughriders placed fourth as a team with 89 points, with the Lady Riders sixth with 66 points. Center will be sending the Boys’ 4x100 Relay, 4x200 Relay, 300 Meter Hurdles, 100 Meter Dash, triple jump and shot put; and girls’ 4x100 Relay, 400 Meter Dash, and 100 Meter Dash to the area meet on Wednesday in Carthage after top 5 finishes. The top four finishers in each event at area qualify for next week’s regional meet in Humble.

 

Several members of the Center Roughrider Tennis Team are competing at the regional tennis meet today and Tuesday in Bryan, hoping to earn a trip to the state tourney. Among those participating are Alec Lucas & Adam Reeves and Kamden Lucas and Jesus Ruiz in boys’ doubles;  Jayton Cassell and Jasmine Crawley and Elizabeth Chadwick and Iliana Rojas in girls’ doubles; and Dillon Reynolds in boys’ singles, and Whitlee Reed in girls’ singles, and in mixed doubles, Chris Dunn and Sheriden Cassell.

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Funeral Notices: 4/14/14


Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson announces pending service for 78-year old Doris Faye Windham Scott of Timpson. She passed away Sunday at her residence. Service is pending for Doris Faye Windham Scott at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson.

Mangum Funeral Home announces service for 90-year old Imogene Green of Joaquin. She passed away Saturday at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. Service will be at 2 this afternoon at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, with burial at Jackson Cemetery. Among Imogene Green’s survivors are a daughter, Neva Jean Foshee of Joaquin; and a son, R.D. Green of Carthage. The family request donations be made to the Jackson Cemetery Fund or Heart to Heart Hospice.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces the passing of 84-year old Joyce Williams of Center. She passed away Friday at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Her wishes were to be cremated and no service is planned. Among Joyce Williams’ survivors are a brother, William Douglas Smith of Denton; and locally, a cousin, James “J.O.” Davis.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 4/11/14--4/14/14


Arrest Report

4/11/14--4/14/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Rafael Acevedo, 30, Timpson, Warrant-Assault-Family Violence

 

Patrick Thomas, 38, Logansport, Assault-Family Violence

 

Tracy Osby, 46, Tenaha, Driving While Intoxicated

 

Quinnon Gardner, 34, Center, Public Intoxication

 

Wesley Gilchrist, 24, Center, Driving While License Invalid

 

Rudy Ramirez, 28, Center, Possession of Marijuana

 

Jeffery Thomas, 21, Grand Cane, La., Failure to Identify

 

Raul Resendiz, 35, Joaquin, Driving While Intoxicated, Deadly Conduct

 

Ceferino Perez, 25, Center, Driving While Intoxicated

 

Andria Hubbard, 21, Center, Robbery, Theft & Evading Arrest with a Motor Vehicle

 

San Augustine County:

 

Angel Torres, 26, San Augustine, No Drivers License, No Insurance, Failure to Signal

 

Johnathan Dees, 24, San Augustine, Indecency with a Child with Contact, Exposure, Felony Sexual Assault--Texas Department of Criminal Justice

 

Christopher Emerson, 36, Broaddus, Assault-Family Violence, Criminal Mischief & Criminal Trespass

 

Johnny Adams, 30, Public Intoxication

 

Tammie R. Stalinsky, 44, Crockett, Driving While Intoxicated with a child under 15 years-of-age.

 

Note: All Subjects are Innocent until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law.

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Rain, Storms Expected This Morning; Windy & Colder Later


Today A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 55 by 5pm. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. 
 
Tonight A 20 percent chance of rain during the evening. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 38. North wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
 
Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 62. North wind around 10 mph.
 
Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 34. East wind around 5 mph.
 
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 70. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
 
Thursday Partly sunny, with a high near 73.
 
Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.
 
Friday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 73.

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Cloudy & Windy, Storms on the Way for Sunday


LAKE WIND ADVISORY FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM

 

·  Today Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. South wind 10 to 20 mph.

 

·  Tonight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

 

·  Sunday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

 

·  Sunday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

 

·  Monday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 69. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

 

·  Monday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.

 

·  Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 64.

 

THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON

THROUGH MONDAY AS A COLD FRONT AND A SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL

DISTURBANCES MOVE ACROSS THE REGION. INSTABILITY AND DEEP LAYER

SHEAR WILL BE SUFFICIENT TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF STRONG TO

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. DAMAGING WINDS...LARGE HAIL...AND ISOLATED

TORNADOES WILL ALL BE POSSIBLE.

 

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Funeral Service Today for Sabine County Judge Charles Edward Watson


Sabine County will be laying their county judge to rest this afternoon, as funeral service is held for 78-year old Judge Charles Edward Watson at 2 o'clock at First Baptist Church in Hemphill. He passed away Tuesday from complications following a number of back surgeries. Judge Watson was in the final year of his second term in office. According to his obit, Judge Watson served in the U.S. Air Force for four years, retired from CenterPoint Energy after 36 years, and moved to from Dickinson to Rosevine in Sabine County in 1996. Judge Charles Watson was described as a caring man, a "country gentleman" that loved serving the citizens of Sabine County. The Sabine County Commissioners' Court will meet soon to make a decision on Judge Watson's successor.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 4/10/14--4/11/14


Arrest Report

4/10/14--4/11/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Brandi Tennille Wright, 35, Center, Harrassment

 

San Augustine County:

 

Tevin Ryan, 23, San Augustine, Failure to Appear, Original Charge: Resisting Arrest

 

Joseph Hardy, 29, San Augustine, Motion for Adjudication of Guilty

 

Joey Holland, 51, Vidor, Driving While Intoxicated-third offense

 

Wallace Clifton, 58, San Augustine, Failure to Appear

 

A Reminder: All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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Shelby County Fugitive Captured in Montgomery County


A Shelby County fugitive has been captured in Montgomery County. According to the Montgomery County Police Reporter, 24-year old Killian Michael Richey was taken into custody Wednesday night near Magnolia. It’s reported when asked to ID. Richey gave a false name and was booked into the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department on a charge for failure to identify. The report said Richey was identified through tattoo photos. He was wanted for the theft of firearms in Shelby County, and for questioning in regards to another theft in the Sardis area. Again, Killian Richey is in custody awaiting extradition back to Shelby County.

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Carthage ISD Cautious After Student's Shooting Death


After a high school student’s shooting death last week in Longview, Carthage ISD employees were told this week be extra cautious. There were rumors circulating on social media that several Carthage school campuses were on lock down after a threat was made against the district following the sophomore student’s involvement in the shooting that left three dead. A Carthage ISD spokesperson said no emails were sent from administration, but some principals may have sent e-mails instructing teachers to be extra prudent. The student killed was 16-year old Joey Hollister of Carthage.

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Special Olympics Meet Today in Center


The community is invited to join the Center ISD at today’s second annual Special Olympics Meet. Over 100 participants are expected from across Deep East Texas to converge on Roughrider Stadium. Opening ceremonies will begin at 9:40, with competition getting underway at 10, in male and female track and field events. Awards will be presented at the end of each event. The concession stand will be open operated by the CISD Band Boosters. Snow Cones will be available from the Center Middle School Beta Club for $2 each. With funds raised helping to send the convention winners to the National Convention in Richmond, VA, in June.

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Bloomin' on the Square to be Held Saturday


The Shelby Beautiful Clean committee has planned a day filled with information to enhance your landscape and gardens at Saturday's 4th annual Bloomin' on the Square. A variety of vendors will be on site to share information on gardening as well as having plants, lawn tools and yard art for sell. Featured will be expert horticulture presentations by guest speakers including, Shelby County AgriLife Extension Agent Jheri-Lynn Smith; AgriLife Extension Specialist Tim Hartmann; and Andrew King of King's Nursery in Tenaha. Presentations will start at 9:30.

 

Tamalito's Café, owned by Juan Reyes and Melleson Foster, will be on site with a menu of great tasting food.

 

The annual Shelby County Bloomin' on the Square is 9 to 1 tomorrow in Center.

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Dog, Cat Rabies Vaccination Clinics Set for Saturday


Shelby County 4-H Clubs in cooperation with local veterinarian Mark Jousan will be sponsoring another rabies vaccination clinic tomorrow, Saturday. Pet owners are urged to have their dogs and cats vaccinated annually for rabies. The Shelby County Extension Agents and the 4-H Clubs of Shelby County encourage you to bring your pets to be vaccinated for only $10.00 each.

 

Scheduled clinics for Saturday are at the Center Intermediate School from 10:00-11:00 a.m, Shelbyville Grocery from 11:15 a.m. -12:00 p.m., LoutTown Grocery from 12:30-1:15 p.m. and Scarber’s Grocery from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

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Funeral Notices: 4/11/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 94-year old Hugh H. Fleming of Huxley. He passed away Thursday in San Augustine. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 this evening at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be at 10 Saturday at Center First United Pentecostal Church, with interment at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Among Hugh H. Fleming’s survivors is a son, Jerry Fleming of Huxley.

 

Starr Funeral Home of Hemphill announces service for Sabine County Judge, 78-year old Charles Edward Watson of Rosevine. Service will be at 2 today in the First Baptist Church in Hemphill, with burial at Gravelhill Cemetery. Judge Charles Watson was in the fourth year of his second term in office as Sabine County Judge.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces service for 79-year old Jimmie Devo Parks, Sr. of Center.Service will be at 10 Saturday morning at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Spann's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 8 to 8 today at Mangum Funeral Home. Among Jimmie Devo Parks, Sr's survivors are, five children, Charles Parks, Shelby Tyre Pope, Susan Windham, Rose Ramirez and Lance Parks, all of Center; a special friend, Dorothy Murphy of Center; sister, Hilda McClung of Missouri; brother-in-law Joe Spann of Cleveland.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine announces a graveside service for 76-year old Rose Marie Willet of San Augustine. Service will be at 1 this afternoon at Pickard Cemetery in San Augustine County. Rose Marie Williett is survived by her sister, Mattie Guthrie of Lake Jackson; and nephew, Michael Wendel of San Augustine.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces funeral service for 69-year old Mr. Billy Burke Osby of Center. He passed last Saturday at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Service will be at 1 Saturday at Center Triumph Church, with interment at Westview Cemetery. A Wake will be held from 6 to 8 this evening at Community Funeral Home. Among Billy Burke Osby’s survivors are, his wife, Debra Osby of Houston; 3 brothers, Floyd Osby, Jr., Irvin Osby, and Rubel Osby, all of Center; a sister, Dorothy Bonaparte of Center; his significant other, Lucille Bazile of Shelbyville; 4 daughters, Debra Jones of Houston, Reba Perodin, of Nacogdoches, Lora Bonaparte of Houston, and Lisa Jackson of Center; and a son, Charlie Earl Jackson of Shelbyville.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending service for 76-year old Mr. Tom Buckley of Center. He passed away Thursday morning in Dallas.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces pending service for 13-year old Kendell Singleton, a student of San Augustine Intermediate School. He passed away Monday as the result of a drowning incident. Among Kendell Singleston's survivors are his father, Jeffery Armstrong of San Augustine; and Grandparents; Frances and Victor Alfaro of San Augustine.

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Nice End to the Work Week: Sunny, Rain Returns Sunday


Today Partly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind 10 to 15 mph.
 
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
 
Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind 10 to 15 mph.
 
Sunday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
 
Sunday Night A 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 63.
 
Monday A 50 percent chance of morning showers and thunderstorms, Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71.
 
Monday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 46.
 
Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 67.

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Local Sports Round up 4/11/14; Timpson boys, Shelbyville girls Take District Track Titles


 

The District 21-1A Track & Field Meet was held at Shelbyville Dragon Stadium Wednesday & Thursday and taking the boys’ overall team championship was Timpson with 222 points, followed by Tenaha with 182, Martinsville was third with 72 points, with Shelbyville in fourth with 60, and Joaquin fifth with 41 points. As for the girls’ championship, the title goes to Shelbyville with 255 points, in second was Tenaha with 99, Timpson third with 84, Joaquin was fifth with 55, Gary had 31 points for sixth, and Martinsville finished seventh with 29 points.

The top finishers in each event advance to the area track and field meet to be held next Wednesday in Shelbyville.

 

A reminder, Center ISD is hosting a Special Olympics Meet for area participants from 9 to 12 noon today at Roughrider Stadium.

 

Baseball today:

 

The Center Roughriders have a bye. The Riders are 3-5, a half-game back of fourth-place Diboll. The top 4 teams advance to the playoffs. Center is scheduled to play a non-district game at Kilgore tomorrow, and will resume district Tuesday at Huntington. It’ll be the first of three district road games in-a-row for the Riders.

 

In Dist. 21-1A, Shelbyville will be at third-place Joaquin, and Tenaha at Timpson.

 

Dist. 23-1A, San Augustine goes to state-ranked West Sabine.

 

In Dist. 19-2A, second-place Garrison has a bye today.

 

Softball:

 

The Center Lady Riders have a bye today, and will play their final home game Tuesday night with Huntington. It’s also Senior Night.

 

In District 21-1A, Gary goes to second-place Shelbyville; and in a battle for third place, it's Timpson at Joaquin.

 

In Dist. 19-2A, the district-leading Garrison Lady Bulldogs are idle today.

 

We're just a month away from the 36th annual Center Broadcasting-Shelby County Bass Angler’s Take A Kid Fishing Tournament, to be held, Saturday, May 10 at Huxley Bay Marina on Toledo Bend. Sign-ups are underway for the free event, which is for kids 3 to 15. Entry forms are available at Center Broadcasting, Huxley Bay Marina, Scarber’s Grocery, and Trail’s End & RV in Huxley, First Bank and Trust East Texas in San Augustine, or Hometown Tackle in Center. Also, you can print out an entry form from our Center Broadcasting Co. Website—cbc-radio.com and return to one of the entry locations by May 3.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 4/9/14--4/10/14


Arrest Report

4/9/14--4/10/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Juan Merino, 50, Center, Warrant-Forgery of a Government Instrument

 

Treadwick Young, 26, Timpson, Deadly Conduct, Warrants-No Drivers License, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility and Failure to Appear

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

A Reminder: All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Rabies Vaccination Clinics Scheduled for Saturday


Shelby County 4-H Clubs in cooperation with local veterinarian Mark Jousan (Joe-San) will be sponsoring another rabies vaccination clinic this Saturday, April 12th. Pet owners are urged to have their dogs and cats vaccinated annually for rabies. The Shelby County Extension Agents and the 4-H Clubs of Shelby County encourage you to bring your pets to be vaccinated for only $10.00 each.
 
Scheduled clinics for this Saturday, April 12th are at the Center Intermediate School from 10:00-11:00 a.m, Shelbyville Grocery from 11:15 a.m. -12:00 p.m., LoutTown Grocery from 12:30-1:15 p.m. and Scarber’s Grocery from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
 

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Sunny, Warm & Windy


Today Sunny, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
 
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
 
Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind around 10 mph.
 
Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.
 
Sunday A 30 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79.
 
Sunday Night A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 63.
 
Monday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 72.

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Former Shelby Regional Hospital Owner's Trial Could Start May 12


The Dallas Morning News reported Wednesday that the federal trial for the former Shelby Regional Hospital owner could start May 12. Dr. Tariq Mahmood of Dallas County was indicted for defrauding government health insurance programs for the elderly and poor. Mahmood's former chief financial officer, Joe White of Cameron, is also under indictment on fraud charges, and according to the newspaper article, may be "entertaining settlement options" with U.S. Prosecutors. Mahmood could face more than 20 years in federal prison and $750-thousand in fines if found guilty. White faces up to seven years imprisonment. The trial is scheduled to be held in Tyler Federal Court.

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Train Strikes Pickup, Ejecting One Near Tenaha


The Texas Department of Public Safety and Union Pacific Railroad continue their investigation into a collision involving a train and pickup that occurred yesterday afternoon near Tenaha.

 

State Trooper Jordan Eastridge says a Union Pacific train headed to Houston, about a quarter-mile east of Tenaha, struck a pickup shortly after 3:30, and ejected a non-secured child.

 

Shelby County Today dot com is saying the vehicle belonged to a Jubert Segovia of Tenaha, and was driven by a 16-year old unlicensed female, and contained three other minor passengers, including another 16-year old female, an 8-year old boy and five-year old girl, both in the back seat.

 

The article says the train struck the pickup and pushed it south, ejecting the child through the right rear window, coming to rest on the rocks alongside the rail.

 

All four occupants were taken by ACE EMS to ETMC in Carthage for treatment. The five-year old had some scratches, but was OK. It’s reported the incident occurred at a private roadway with stop signs.

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N.E.W. Water System Lifts Boil Water Notice


The N.E.W. Water System in San Augustine has notified us they have lifted the boil water notice they had in place for customers on Route 1 and Route 4, north of the city of San Augustine. It’s no longer necessary to boil your water if you’re a customer of the N.E.W. Water System in San Augustine, that boil water notice has been rescinded.

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Today's the Deadline to Vote in May 10 Election


If you plan on voting in the May 10 General Election, the last day to register to vote in the election is today. In order to register, if you’re not already, you’ll need to go to the voter registrar's office in the courthouse. City elections will be held in Timpson and Tenaha; and school trustee elections in Timpson, Tenaha, Joaquin and Shelbyville ISDs. Early voting for the city and school board races will be April 28 thru May 6. Not all entities still observe the May election schedule, as some now wait until November. Those that do include the City of Center and City of San Augustine, along with the Center ISD, San Augustine ISD, Broaddus ISD, and Excelsior ISDs

 

Here's a rundown of those contested races.

 

In the City of Timpson, the position of mayor has drawn two candidates, as incumbent Debra Smith is challenged by Councilman George Grace. There will be no council election, as incumbents Yvonne Ramsey and Ronnie Wolfe filed uncontested.

 

There will be three vying for two trustee positions on the Timpson ISD board of trustees, as incumbents Joyce Wolfe and Stephen Burgay are challenged by Jim Rader.

 

In the City of Tenaha, there’s two vying for position of mayor. Running for the job are current mayor Orinthia Johnson, and challenger Claudine Wilson Howard. Current councilman Mark Hickson will face Michael Baker for a one-year term. As for the two available two-year terms, incumbent Durand Steadman, Cliff Lloyd and Tommy Rinkle are seeking the seats.

 

At the Tenaha ISD, two trustee positions are up for election and three are running. They are incumbent Tracy Collins, and challengers Michael Ogden and Vickie Jernigan.

 

The Joaquin ISD will be filling three trustee positions with six running. The only incumbent to file was John Paul Lawson. Also seeking seats are Rodney Harper, James Hamilton, Thomas Harvey, Chrisco Bragg and Pam Hearnsberger.

 

The Shelbyville ISD has two positions open, with four running. They are incumbents Tiffanne Klein and Faye Dale Allen, along with challengers Tim Bradshaw and Mark Bohannon.

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Butterfly Release Part of Saturday's Bloomin' on the Square


The 4th Annual Shelby County Bloomin’ on the Square will be held this Saturday. The event will be from at 9:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. on the downtown Center historic square, and will feature a number of exhibits, how-to demonstrations, displays and plants.  For the third year, the Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center will host a "Butterfly Release" at 11 a.m.

 

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and Advocacy Center Executive Director Denis Merriman says 300 butterflies will be released by children to signify child abuse awareness locally. 

 

The Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center encourages you to help them spread the word that there is no excuse for child abuse? Did you know 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before turning 18? Only one in 10 will tell someone. Sadly, 90 percent of child victims know their abusers. Talk to your children about abuse, personal boundaries and staying safe.

 

Other events planned for children Saturday will be Create-A-Critter’s "Princess and the Frog Tea Party at 11:30, with multiple settings. Plus, CASA of Deep East Texas will have an exhibit of the children's poster contest at the historic courthouse, plus they’re holding their “March against Child Abuse” at 10 a.m. starting at their office at 131 Porter St.

 

The Shelby Beautiful Clean's Bloomin' on the Square from 9 to 1 Saturday in downtown Center.

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Funeral Notices: 4/10/14


 

Starr Funeral Home of Hemphill announces service for Sabine County Judge, 78-year old Charles Edward Watson of Rosevine. He died Tuesday morning in the Mount Moriah Health & Rehab Center in Hemphill. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 Thursday in the Starr Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 Friday in the First Baptist Church in Hemphill, with burial at Gravelhill Cemetery. Judge Charles Watson is survived by his wife, Barbara Watson of Rosevine; sons, Wyatt Edward Watson of Pineland, and Damon Lee Watson of Rosevine; daughter, Deena Jean Nutt of Hurst; sisters, Fayrene Tomlinson of Hemphill, and Barbara Ann Laughlin of Georgia. Judge Watson was in the fourth year of his second term in office as Sabine County Judge.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces service for 79-year old Jimmie Devo Parks, Sr. of Center. He passed away yesterday at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Service will be at 10 Saturday morning at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Spann's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 4 today, and from 8 to 8 Saturday at Mangum Funeral Home. Among Jimmie Devo Parks, Sr's survivors are, five children, Charles Parks, Shelby Tyre Pope, Susan Windham, Rose Ramirez and Lance Parks, all of Center; a special friend, Dorothy Murphy of Center; sister, Hilda McClung of Missouri; brother-in-law, and Joe Spann of Cleveland.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine announces a graveside service for 76-year old Rose Marie Willet of San Augustine. She passed away Tuesday in San Augustine. Graveside service will be at 1 Friday at Pickard Cemetery in San Augustine County. Rose Marie Williett is survived by her sister, Mattie Guthrie of Lake Jackson; and nephew, Michael Wendel of San Augustine. 

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Local Sports Round up 4/10/14


 

Varsity and JV high school track and field meets are taking place or wrapping up today.

 

The District 20-3A meet is in Carthage

The District 21-1A meet is being held in Shelbyville. The running event finals will be at 6 this evening.

The District 23-1A meet is in San Augustine

The Dist. 19-2A is taking place in Crockett.

 

Center ISD is hosting a Special Olympics Meet for area participants from 9 to 12 noon tomorrow at Roughrider Stadium.

 

Baseball Friday:

 

The Center Roughriders have a bye. Center is 3-5, a half-game back of Diboll for fourth place. Hudson is in first place, tied with Carthage, while Jasper is in third at 4-4. It's pretty well a "must win" for the Riders from here on out to make the playoffs.

 

In Dist. 21-1A, No. 1 state-ranked Douglass is 12-0, Cushing is in second at 9-2, and the Joaquin Rams are in third at 8-4. Timpson is 6-6. The top three teams go into the playoffs. Tenaha and Shelbyville are 2-9.

 

Friday's schedule has Shelbyville at Joaquin, and Tenaha at Timpson.

 

Dist. 23-1A, is led by state-ranked Colmesneil at 8-0, West Sabine is 7-1, and Broaddus is 6-2 in third. Zavalla is a game back at 5-3. The San Augustine Wolves are in fifth place at 3-6.

 

San Augustine goes to state-ranked West Sabine Friday.

 

In Dist. 19-2A, Garrison is in second at 7-2, a game back of state-ranked Central Heights, and Groveton's in third. Garrison has a bye Friday.

 

Softball:

 

The Center Lady Riders picked up their first district win Tuesday over Diboll, and have a bye Friday. Huntington and Hudson are leading the district race.

 

District 21-1A, No. 1 state-ranked and undefeated Beckville is on top, with the Shelbyville Lady Dragons in sole possession of second place at 7-3, with the Joaquin Lady Rams and Timpson Lady Bears fighting it out for third at 6-4. Those two will play in Joaquin Friday night.

 

The Garrison Lady Bulldogs defeat Crockett, 20-0 in three innings last night, and remain atop Dist. 19-2A. Garrison will be idle Friday.

 

At the recent District 22-2A golf tournament, Garrison’s Jordan Henderson was second medallist shooting a 73, and teammate Doug Prince had an 85 to place fifth, qualifying each for region. The Central Heights boys’ and girls’ teams both took second and will be advancing to the regional event April 14.

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Local Sports Round up 4/9/14


Varsity and JV high school track and field meets are taking place today & Thursday.

 

The District 20-3A meet is in Carthage

The District 21-1A meet is being held in Shelbyville, starting at 10 this morning with field events, and prelim running at 4 p.m. The running event finals will be at 6 Thursday.

The District 23-1A meet is in San Augustine

The Dist. 19-2A is taking place in Crockett.

 

Center ISD is hosting a Special Olympics Meet for area participants from 9 to 12 noon Friday at Roughrider Stadium.

 

Baseball last night:

 

In Diboll last night, the Center Roughriders came away with a big 3-1 win over the Lumberjacks to keep their post-season hopes alive. The victory gives the Riders a 3-5 district mark and leaves them just a half-game back of Diboll in fourth place with four games left on the schedule. Center has a bye Friday. Meanwhile in the district last night, District frontrunner Hudson beat Huntington, 11-1; Central beat Jasper, 4-3, dropping Jasper to 4-4.

 

It was upset mode in Joaquin last night, as the Tenaha Tigers take a 10-9 win over the Joaquin Rams. The loss drops Joaquin to 8-4, as the Rams have a two-game lead for third in 21-1A over Timpson, as the Bears lose to Douglass, 18-1. Douglass improves to 12-0. Cushing is in second. No score available on Shelbyville-Martinsville.

 

The San Augustine Wolves were beaten by Zavalla, 10-7, dropping the Wolves to 3-6. Meanwhile, Broaddus takes down Brookeland, 8-3, as the Bulldogs are in third place in 23-1A. District leading Colmesneil keeps rolling, a 19-4 win over Burkeville, and West Sabine over Chester, 20-4. Colmesneil is 8-0, West Sabine is 7-1, and Zavalla is 6-2.

 

In Dist. 19-2A, Garrison over Crockett, 12-0, improving Garrison’s record to 7-2. Central Heights beat Palestine Westwood, 13-3, to push the Blue Devils’ record to 8-1. Elkhart beat Woden, 7-4.

 

As for softball:

The Center Lady Riders now have a Dist. 20-3A win, as they come away with an 8-7 victory over Diboll. Center is 1-9 and is open Friday. Hudson knocked off district leading and No. 2 state-ranked Huntington last night.

 

In Dist. 21-1A, the Shelbyville Lady Dragons have taken over second place with a 6-3 win over the Timpson Lady Bears. Shelbyville is now 7-3, Timpson drops into a tie with the Joaquin Lady Rams at 6-4 for third, as Joaquin beats Martinsville, 12-2. Timpson-Joaquin will clash head on Friday in Joaquin.

Beckville leads the district undefeated.

 

 

Sign-ups are underway for the 36th annual Center Broadcasting-Shelby County Bass Angler’s Take A Kid Fishing Tournament, to be held, Saturday, May 10 at Huxley Bay Marina on Toledo Bend. The free event is for kids 3 to 15. Entry forms are available at Center Broadcasting, Huxley Bay Marina, Scarber’s Grocery, and Trail’s End & RV in Huxley, First Bank and Trust East Texas in San Augustine, or Hometown Tackle in Center. Also, you can print out an entry form from our Center Broadcasting Co. Website—cbc-radio.com and return to one of the entry locations by May 3.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 4/8/14--4/9/14


Arrest Report

4/8/14--4/9/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Justin Haessly, 26, Tenaha, Criminal Trepass

 

Jerry Wall, 28, San Augustine, Three Warrants-Burglary of a Building & Theft

 

San Augustine County:

 

Eric Blarkburn, 39, Broaddus, Failure to Appear, Original Charge: Theft by Check

 

James Bird, 28, Broaddus, Nacogdoches County Warrants- Failure to Appear, Speeding & No Drivers License

 

A Reminder: All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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More Details Released in Teen's Drowning in San Augustine


We told you Tuesday that a young man lost his life in a boating mishap in San Augustine Monday. There are now more details of that drowning incident that occurred at City Lake.

 

According to San Augustine Police Chief Jessee Fountain, a 13-year old  Kendall Singleton, was one of four occupants, along with his father, Jeffrey Armstrong, and two other adults, in a 12-foot aluminum boat when the front of the vessel began to sink and take on water. Chief Fountain said the group had just launched and were around 300-feet from the boat ramp, when another fisherman in the lake saw the individuals in trouble and went over to assist. Three of the boat’s occupants were pulled to safety, while Kendall Singleton went under and was not recovered in time.

 

Games wardens began dragging the lake and found the boat and body of the victim around 8:25. Chief Fountain said witnesses stated the boat appeared to have too many people on board, and none were wearing life jackets. J

 

ustice of the Peace Pct. 4 J.D. Miller conducted an inquest at the scene and ordered an autopsy.

 

San Augustine ISD officials say outside counselors were on hand at the middle school yesterday to help students deal with grief.

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City of San Augustine Lifts Boil Water Notice


Center Broadcasting received word just before 9 Tuesday morning that the boil water notice in the City of San Augustine had been lifted. Water Superintendent Chris Anding notified us of the all clear after lab results came back there was no threat of harmful bacteria or microbes in the City of San Augustine’s water supply. He said after receiving the all clear, he notified TCEQ who gave the green light to lift the boil water notice. Again, the boil water notice issued last Thursday in the City of San Augustine, has been lifted.

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City of Tenaha May Face Fine for Oversight


The City of Tenaha could be in line for a possible hefty fine for not issuing letters on time to citizens concerning water issues required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

 

Mayor Orinthia Johnson told us yesterday the letters should have gone out by Feb. 24, but the city just let the deadline slip up on them and now may have to pay a fine. A post, complete with a case number of the violation was made on the Facebook page of a group known as Tenaha Citizens Involvement Association, saying the fine was $38,401. When I asked Mayor Johnson if this was in fact the amount, he said the letter he received from TCEQ stated the fine could possibly be up to that much. However, Mayor Johnson said he was told by the agency if the City of Tenaha submitted the proper paperwork and made the effort to right the oversight, the fine, if any at all, would be much less.

 

The mayor said the TCEQ required the City of Tenaha to inform water customers in the event of water line breaks and other issues that the quality of their water may be affected, which is a standard practice. The TCEQ says the City of Tenaha was in violation of Texas Health & Safety Code.

 

You may remember we had a story concerning the discoloration and odor of the City of Tenaha water a few weeks ago. Mayor Johnson said the TCEQ violation had nothing to do with that situation.

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Thursday is Last Day to Register to Vote in May 10 Election


If you plan on voting in the May 10 General Election, the last day to register for the election is tomorrow. April 10. In order to register, if you’re not already, you’ll need to go to the Shelby County Clerk's Office. City elections will be held in Timpson and Tenaha; and school trustee elections in Timpson, Tenaha, Joaquin and Shelbyville ISDs. The Cities of Joaquin and Huxley only had incumbents file, so they have avoided the need for an election.

 

Early voting for the city and school board races will be April 28 thru May 6. Not all entities still observe the May election schedule, as some now wait until later in the year. The City of Center and City of San Augustine, along with the Center ISD, San Augustine ISD, Broaddus ISD, and Excelsior ISDs now wait till November.

 

By the way, the deadline to register for the May 27 Party Primary Run-off elections will be April 28. Early voting will be held May 19 thru May 23. There's one local run-off in San Augustine County for Republican Party candidate for Commissioner Pct. 4 between Steve Bryan and David McEachern. Statewide, among the run-off elections will be for State Railroad Commissioner as Wayne Christian goes up against Ryan Sitton for the Republic Party nomination.

 

Remember, for the Primary Runoff Election, if a voter voted in the primary election, the voter must vote in the same political party runoff election. If a voter did not vote in the primary election, the voter may still vote in the runoff election and for the party of their choice.

 

 

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Gas Prices Increase


The average price for a gallon of regular gas statewide is running about $3.40 a gallon, up another four cents in the past week, according to gasbuddy.com. In Louisiana, a gallon’s averaging $3.39. Nationally, the average is $3.57, the same from this week a year ago. Here at home, checking prices this morning, the lowest we found in Center was at EZ Mart on Hwy. 96 north, Tenaha Hwy. where its $3.39 a gallon, up 11 cents in the past week.

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Bloomin' on the Square Set for Saturday


The 4th Annual Shelby County Bloomin’ on the Square will be held this Saturday. The event will be from at 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on the downtown Center historic square.  Attendees will have the opportunity to see exhibits, demonstrations, displays, purchase new blooms, Native Texas plants, roses, day lilies, exchange plants and seeds, learn tips on how to plant and enhance their yard.  Lawn equipment, garden tools, and landscape information will also be available. The Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center will hold a “Butterfly Release” at 11:00 a.m. and Create-A-Critter will be hosting a children’s Princess and the Frog Tea Party on the courthouse lawn beginning at 11:30.  With April being Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness month, CASA will be holding their “March Against Child Abuse” beginning at 10 Saturday morning at the CASA office at 131 Porter Street.

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Chamber Banquet Tickets on Sale Through April 10


Tickets are on sale for the 92nd annual Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Award Banquet to be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24 at the Windham Civic Center. Tickets are available at the chamber office until tomorrow, Thursday, April 10. Reservations may be requested by phone at 598-3682. Corporate sponsor reserved tables of 8 or individual tickets are available. Guest speaker for the banquet is Nacogdoches Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Clay Farell.

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Sunny & Spring Lilke


Today Sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind.
 
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 49. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight.
 
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.
 
Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
 
Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
 
Sunday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79.

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Funeral Notices: 4/9/14


Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 56-year old Mrs. Carolyn Louise Bell of San Augustine. Service will be at 1 this afternoon at Reed Chapel Baptist Church, with interment at Boggy Creek Cemetery. Carolyn Louise Bell is survived by her husband, John Franklin Mathews of San Augustine; 4 daughters, Christy Bell of Nacogdoches, Marca Hayes, Lil-Metra Edwards and Cierra Bell, all of San Augustine; a son, Preston Bratchett of San Augustine; a sister, Debra Jackson of San Augustine; and 2 brothers, Curtis Bell of San Augustine and Donnie Anthony of Mansfield, La.

 

Percy Garner & Sons Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 42-year old Ms. Dorinda "Punkin" Parker of San Augustine. She passed away last Friday at her residence in the Norwood Community in San Augustine. Service will be at 2 today at Bethel Baptist Church, with interment in the Sowell Cemetery. Visitation and Wake will be from 11-2 today at the church. Among Dorinda "Punkin" Parker's survivors are, son, Chancellor Partridge; 2 daughters, Tayna Parker of the Norwood Community; and a brother, Delwin Parker of Broaddus. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations can be made toward Ms. Parker's burial.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 4/7/14--4/8/14


Arrest Report

4/7/14--4/8/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Eric Von Charles Mosby, 27, Center, Dallas County Warrant-Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

 

Quinnon Gardner, 34, Center, Warrant-Possession of Marijuana

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

A Reminder: All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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REVISED: San Augustine Student Drowns in City Lake Mishap


We know some more details of the drowning incident that occurred on San Augustine City Lake last night that claimed the life of a San Augustine middle school student.

 

According to San Augustine Police Chief Jessee Fountain, a 13-year old male, identified as Kendall Singleton, was one of three occupants, along with his father, Jeffrey Armstrong, and two other adults, in a 12-foot aluminum boat when the front of the vessel began to sink and take on water.

 

Chief Fountain said the group had just launched and were around 300-feet from the bank, when another fisherman in the lake saw the individuals in trouble and went over to assist. Three of the boat’s occupants were pulled to safety, while Kendall Singleton went under and was not recovered in time.

 

Games wardens began dragging the lake and found the boat and body of the victim around 8:25. Chief Fountain said witnesses stated the boat appeared to have too many people on board, and none were wearing life jackets. J

 

ustice of the Peace Pct. 4 J.D. Miller conducted an inquest at the scene and ordered an autopsy. 

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Nacogdoches Convenience Store Robbed by Shelby County Men


TwTwo Shelby County men have been arrested for armed robbery of a Nacogdoches convenience store. Nacogdoches Police say 39-year old Kenneth Wayne Boyd of Shelbyville and 30-year old Derrick Dewayne Johnson of Center have been charged with aggravated robbery of the Valero on Durst Street in Nacogdoches around 8 Sunday morning. The police report says officers arrived at the store and saw a vehicle leaving the parking lot of a nearby church and found Boyd to be the sole occupant. He was found to be in possession of PCP and crack cocaine. Meanwhile, residents near that location reported a suspicious male walking. Officers responded and found Johnson to match the description of the person who had robbed the store, and found evidence of the crime on him. Boyd was also charged with possession of a controlled substance. 

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Center Crime Stoppers Seek Info on Kilian Richey


Center Crime Stoppers is seeking information on the whereabouts of a Center man wanted in connection with a theft that occurred in February. Authorities are looking for 24-year old Kilian Richey for his involvement in the theft of firearms from a residence on County Road 3074. Also implicated in the same crime is 32-year old Ami Lee of Center, who has been arrested. The duo had apparently taken a pickup that belonged to Ronald Perry, which contained a.22 rifle and 12-gauge shotgun, in addition to tools from that vehicle at the residence. They both denied theft of the vehicle, which was found to be burned on the Perry property. During an interview, both Richey and Lee said they sold the items to another individual, who in return had sold them to a third party. The items were recovered from that individual. Center Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of Kilian Richey. Call 936-598-SAFE, that’s 598-7233. Remember, you don’t have to give your name, just your information. You can also contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department with any information.

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Broaddus Man Dies in Lufkin Auto Wreck


A San Augustine County man has died from injuries sustained when the vehicle he was driving wrecked Sunday morning in Lufkin. 30-year old Joshua Dexter Fillingim apparently veered off of Denman Avenue in a Ford Ranger pickup, clipped two trees, collided with a third tree head-on, and would up on its right side. Lufkin Police report the wreck occurred around 5:15 a.m. According to the report, a blood sample has been sent off for a toxicology test.

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Carthage High School Student Among Three Shot Dead in Longview


The Panola Watchman newspaper in Carthage is reporting a Carthage High School student was one of three people killed in a Longview shooting last Sunday. Josiah “Joey” Hollister, a sophomore student, was confirmed as one of the victims by Carthage ISD Superintendent Dr. Glenn Hambrick. The shooting occurred around 5 Sunday afternoon. The incident continues under investigation, as one man’s body was found in the parking lot of a Denny’s Restaurant in Longview, another at a residence, and a third at Good Shepherd Medical Center, who’s been identified as a 35-year old Longview man. Longview authorities arrested a DeBerry man, 22-JaCory DeWayne Williams for allegedly tampering with evidence in relation to the shooting. Supposedly, Williams threw a firearm out of a car.

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Jasper: New Black Panther Party Holds Rally for Wright


Jasper was the scene of a New Black Panther Party protest Monday as members of the group gathered outside the office of Texas Ranger Danny Young to protest the death of Alfred Wright. Dozens of members of the group assembled at the office on Hwy. 190 saying they believe Wright was lynched. Members of Wright’s family were also in attendance. Its’ reported several of the party members attempted to enter the office and some 25 state troopers came out to barricade them from getting inside. After several demands for Young to come outside, protestors tried to enter the building. The protestors claim that Wright's death is being covered up by Young. An autopsy on Wright's body showed that Wright died from a combination of dangerous drugs. Wright went missing in the Hemphill area Nov.7 of last year. His body was found 18 days later in a field only yards from where he was last seen alive.

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Center: Coffee With the Mayor This Morning


The City of Center will be hosting a “Coffee with the Mayor” starting at 7:30 a.m. this morning in the lobby of the Windham Civic Center. Mayor David Chadwick said each of the meetings with citizens is very special. He added there are so many activities and events happening in the community, and this provides a venue to highlight those. Mayor Chadwick went on to say the coffees are scheduled to start after people have dropped off kids at school and end before 8 a.m. so people can make it in to work. The event is an informal come-and-go setting.

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Major Water Line Leak Repaired Over Weekend in Center; Water OK


We received some calls here at the station yesterday in regards to a possible boil water notice for the City of Center, and after checking with city hall we found out there is no such notice for the City of Center, but there had been a major water leak of the 18-inch transmission line on Hwy. 7 west last Friday. City Manger Chad Nehring said that leak was repaired, and there’s no boil water notice in Center. He said utility crews did an excellent job of expediting the repair while maintaining system pressure and service to customers during the work. Nehring noted the line was repaired and placed back in service Saturday evening after disinfection and significant flushing. He said there may be some discoloration, but the water is safe to drink and use as normal.

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San Augustine: City Awaits Word to Lift Boil Water Notice


Center Broadcasting spoke with City of San Augustine Water Department Superintendent Chris Anding Monday afternoon and he said he should be receiving lab results back this morning to see if the city’s water is up to specifications. Anding said as soon as he got word that the water quality is OK, he would notify the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and they would be the agency to lift the boil water notice for the City of San Augustine. City residents have been under the boil water notice since last Thursday when there was low chlorine residual at the point of entry, prompting a chlorine emergency burnout.

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San Augustine Commissioners' Court Meeting This Morning


The San Augustine County Commissioners’ Court meets in regular session at 9 this morning and among the agenda items for discussion and possible action will be travel vouchers, Hazard Mitigation proposals, changes to the Employee Policy Handbook regarding compensation time versus overtime pay policy, review AT&T cell tower activity in county, and select two representatives to attend an Affirmative Furthering Housing workshop April 30 in Lufkin. In addition, the court is expected to advertise for bids for property insurance, and possible change in compensation payout. County Judge Sammye Johnson will present proclamations for Fair Housing and Child Abuse Prevention Month, and will give an update on the Pilgrim’s Pride Job Fair to be held April 24.

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Timpson ISD Board of Trustees Meet Tonight


The Timpson ISD Board of Trustees has a regular meeting at 6:30 this evening and the agenda items for consideration and possible action will be purchase of a school vehicle, purchase of instructional supplies for Sharon Wells Math and Stemscopes for Science, and if any, hiring of personnel and personnel issues.

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Funeral Notices: 4/8/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 73-year old Patricia Gayle Gandy Permenter of Joaquin. Service will be at 11 this morning at Watson & Sons Chapel with interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Among Patricia Gayle Gandy Permenter’s survivors are, her husband, Dennis G. “Gus” Permenter of Joaquin; and a son, Dennis L. Permenter of Joaquin. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of the Pines in Lufkin.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 56-year old Mrs. Carolyn Louise Bell of San Augustine. She passed away April 1 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Service will be at 1 Wednesday at Reed Chapel Baptist Church, with interment at Boggy Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be all day today at Community Funeral Home. Carolyn Louise Bell is survived by her husband, John Franklin Mathews of San Augustine; 4 daughters, Christy Bell of Nacogdoches, Marca Hayes, Lil-Metra Edwards and Cierra Bell, all of San Augustine; a son, Preston Bratchett of San Augustine; a sister, Debra Jackson of San Augustine; and 2 brothers, Curtis Bell of San Augustine and Donnie Anthony of Mansfield, La.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending service for 69-year old Mr. Billy Burk Osby of Center. He passed away Saturday night at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

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Local Sports Round up 4/8/14


Joaquin will be sending a good representation to the Class A Regional Tennis Tournament at SFA April 16 & 17, after performing well at the Dist. 21A Tennis Tournament last week. The Joaquin boys took the overall District Tennis Championship. The final medalist and regional qualifiers are: First place boys’ singles-Jimmy Smith, 2nd place Saul Ruiz. Boys’ doubles-1st place Josh Darnielle and partner Lewis Blount. Second place-Justin Kennedy and partner Colby Hamilton. Girls’ doubles-2nd place Dalayna Daw and partner Maci McDaniel. Mixed doubles-2nd place Ryan Hanks and partner Samantha Cheatwood.

 

Other medalist included: Mixed doubles-3rd place Patrick Freeman and partner Jaz Atkins. Girls’ doubles-4th place Megan McGee and partner Ashlyn Broadus. Girls singles-4th place Kaietlyn Scruggs.

 

Timpson Middle School hosted the Dist. 21-1A Track & Field Meet yesterday with Joaquin taking two of the four team championships. The Joaquin 7th grade girls won their division with 129 points, Timpson came in second with 117; and Tenaha third with 110 points. The Joaquin 7th grade boys also picked up the team championship with 195 points to 174 for Shelbyville; and Martinsville in third with 61 points. The boys’ 8th grade championship with to Timpson with 196 points; followed by Joaquin in second with 165; and Shelbyville with 116 points. The Tenaha 8th grade girls claimed first with 167 points; Joaquin was second with 136; and third went to Shelbyville with 115 points.

 

Varsity and JV high school track and field meets are taking place Wednesday & Thursday. The District 20-3A meet is in Carthage; the District 21-1A meet in Shelbyville; San Augustine is hosting the Dist. 23-1A meet Wednesday, and the Dist. 19-2A meet is in Crockett.

 

Checking the district baseball standings:

 

Carthage and Hudson are battling it out atop 20-3A, as both are knotted at 6-1; while Jasper's in third at 4-3, with Diboll in fourth at 3-3. The Center Roughriders and Central are at 2-5 in fifth, and Huntington is 1-6.

 

The Riders will see if they can put together some momentum as they travel to Diboll tonight, starting with JV at 4:30.

 

In District 21-1A, No. 1 state-ranked Douglass is out front at 11-0, with Cushing in second at 9-2, a half-game ahead of the Joaquin Rams at 8-3. The Timpson Bears are in fourth at 6-5, after yesterday’s 14-4 win over Chireno, in a make-up game from March 29.

 

Today's games have Tenaha at Joaquin, Timpson at Douglass and Shelbyville at Martinsville.

 

The District 23-1A race has state-ranked Colmesneil on top at 7-0, with state-ranked West Sabine a game back at 6-1, Broaddus is 5-2, while Zavalla is 4-3. The San Augustine Wolves are 3-4.

 

San Augustine will go to Zavalla tonight, and Broaddus takes on Brookeland.

 

It's a close race in District 19-2A, as Central Heights is on top at 7-1, followed by Garrison at 6-2, Groveton is 5-2, and Crockett is 4-3. Garrison has won its last five in-a-row and will be at Crockett tonight.

 

As for softball:

 

The Center Lady Riders are 0-9 in Dist. 20-3A, and are in Diboll today.

 

Dist. 21-1A, No. 1 state-ranked Beckville is undefeated, with the Timpson Lady Bears and Shelbyville Lady Dragons tied for second at 6-3, with the Joaquin Lady Rams a game back at 5-4. Three teams advance into post-season.

 

Today, there’s a big game, as Shelbyville goes to Timpson. Also, Joaquin will be at Martinsville.

 

The Garrison Lady Bulldogs are 9-0 and lead Dist. 19-2A. They'll be at Crockett tonight.

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Sunny & Windy Tuesday


..A LAKE WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON...
 
Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
 
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 41. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
 
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 73. West wind around 5 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.
 
Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 47. South wind around 5 mph.
 
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
 
Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
 
Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.
 
Saturday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 4/4/14--4/7/14


Arrest Report

4/4/14--4/7/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Christopher Shafer, 32, Joaquin, Driving While Intoxicated with Open Container

 

Avore Lee, 20, Center, Possession of Marijuana & Public Intoxication

 

O.L. Richardson, 53, Timpson, Driving While Intoxicated

 

Marcus Aguilar, 38, Center, Interfering with an Emergency Call

 

San Augustine County:

 

Marcus J. Evans, 43, San Augustine, Possession of Marijuana

 

Joyce V. Brown, 44, San Augustine, Aggravated Assault-Family Violence

 

A Reminder: All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Weekend Weather Gets Stormy Again


Another weekend of severe weather swept across portions of East Texas and Western Louisiana on Sunday, as rain and hail was the most common reported weather event. Rainfall amounts were greater north of our area, as Tyler, Longview and Kilgore all had flash flooding of five inches or more. Half-inch to one-inch hail was reported Sunday morning from near Chireno, across Toledo Bend to near Florien in Sabine Parish. Another heavy band of embedded storms came through early afternoon, as a severe thunderstorm warning was issued by the National Weather Service around 1:15 for west central San Augustine County and southeastern Nacogdoches County as a severe thunderstorm was detected near Diboll moving northeast with possible high winds and quarter-size hail. There was no storm damage reported during this warning. There’s more rain this afternoon and tonight, with much better weather Tuesday through Friday, before a chance of rain returns for the weekend.

 

No major weather related incidents reported, and Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative’s Brittany Johnson tells us the coop has experienced a few small scattered outages. These varied weather related outages affected approximately 10-20 members per occurrence.

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Major Accidents Reported Saturday on Hwy. 7 West of Center


There were a couple of major injury-accidents reported Saturday on Hwy. 7 west of Center. The first occurred shortly after 1:30 Saturday afternoon; about a mile from Loop 500 when a Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by 21-year old Abreia Smith of Louisiana was headed eastbound, and she reportedly fell asleep, crossed Hwy. 7, struck a culvert and became airborne, and then struck a tree. Ms. Smith was ejected from the vehicle and taken by Life Air Rescue to University Health Hospital in Shreveport with unknown injuries. DPS Trooper Dustin Ramos investigated the accident.

 

The second accident at 6:30 Saturday evening took place near the county line at Grigsby when a Dodge pickup headed east on Hwy. 7, and according to witnesses, was being driven erratically by 48-year old Steven Dennis of Shelbyville, went across the center line into the wrong lane of traffic. In an attempt to avoid mishap, 22-year old Taylor Spinks of Etoile, was westbound in a Chevrolet pickup, went into the eastbound lane. That’s when Dennis crossed back onto the right side and the two vehicles collided. Spinks’ pickup overturned onto its top and both vehicles came to rest off the roadway. Spinks was pulled from his pickup by passing motorist, with Dennis being removed by emergency personnel. Both men were taken by ambulance to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital for treatment. DPS Trooper Jimmy Faulkner reports the incident in under investigation with possible DWI charges pending.

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DeSoto Parish: Jury Gives Horn Death Penalty


A jury in DeSoto Parish sentenced convicted killer Brian Horn to death Saturday. The jury voted unanimously that the former taxi driver should die for killing 12-year old Justin Bloxom four years ago. Horn was found guilty last Wednesday by a jury made up of 6 men and 6 women from the Baton Rouge area and brought to DeSoto Parish. Horn lured Justin into his cab by sending him text messages, pretending to be a teenage girl. Justin’s body was found in a wooded area off U.S. 171 near Stonewall. The jurors made a request before heading back home that they speak with Justin Bloxom’s mother, and said they wanted to go to the Justin Bloxom Memorial Garden.

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Jury Excused in 123rd District Court Today


If you received a jury summons for today in Judge Charles “Brick” Dickerson’s 123rd District Court in Center, you’re reminded you have been excused. Shelby County District Clerk Lori Oliver notified us last week of the cancellation due to the scheduled cases being resolved or passed. Again, if you’d been summoned for jury service today in the 123rd District Court in Shelby County, you have been excused until you receive a future summons.

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Wedding Party Stuck in Courthouse Elevator Saturday


Interesting event took place at the historic Shelby County Courthouse Saturday afternoon. Four individuals attending a wedding for Cody Dawson and Jessica Bridges became stuck in the elevator at the courthouse, just before the ceremony, and remained there for about an hour as the Center Fire Department worked to lower them to ground level.

 

The wedding party delayed the ceremony for 45 minutes, and according to a family member, the doors opened as the couple said their “I do’s”. The mother of the bride, Jeanie Bridges told me Sunday one of those stuck in the elevator was the grandmother of the bridegroom. She said they’re just glad everyone was OK.

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Coffee With the Mayor Set for Tuesday in Center


The City of Center will be hosting a “Coffee with the Mayor” at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow morning in the lobby of the Windham Civic Center. Mayor David Chadwick said each of the meetings with citizens is very special. He added there are so many activities and events happening in the community, and this provides a venue to highlight those. Mayor Chadwick went on to say the coffees are scheduled to start after people have dropped off kids at school and end before 8 a.m. so people can make it in to work. The event does not require an RSVP, and is an informal come-and-go setting.

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Funeral Notices: 4/7/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 73-year old Patricia Gayle Gandy Permenter of Joaquin. She passed away Saturday at her residence. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 this evening at Watson & Sons. Service will be at 11 Tuesday at Watson & Sons Chapel with interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Among Patricia Gayle Gandy Permenter’s survivors are, her husband, Dennis G. “Gus” Permenter of Joaquin; and a son, Dennis L. Permenter of Joaquin. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of the Pines in Lufkin.

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Local Sports Round up 4/7/14


The Center Roughriders drop to 2-5 in the District 20-3A baseball standings after being shut-out by Hudson 3-0. The Riders go to Diboll Tuesday. Elsewhere in the district Friday, Jasper surprised Carthage, 8-6, and Huntington beat Central, 6-2.

 

In Dist. 21-1A, the Joaquin Rams lose, 13-0 loss to district front-runner Douglass. The loss was Joaquin’s first in eight games. The Timpson Bears come up short in extra-innings to Mt. Enterprise, 13-11. The Tenaha Tigers are defeated by Martinsville, 8-9, and Cushing beat Chireno, 16-2.  The Shelbyville Dragons had a bye.

 

Tuesday’s games: Tenaha at Joaquin, Timpson at Douglass, and Shelbyville at Martinsville.

 

In Dist. 23-1A, it was Burkeville over San Augustine, 3-2. The Wolves go to Zavalla Tuesday. Also, first-place Colmesneil beat Zavalla, 16-3.

 

Meanwhile in Dist. 19-2A on Saturday, the Garrison Bulldogs beat Woden, 13-4 Garrison goes to Crockett Tuesday.

 

Softball Friday:

 

Hudson beats the Center Lady Riders, 3-1, dropping Center to 0-9. The Lady Riders head to Diboll tomorrow night.

 

In Dist. 21-1A, the Timpson Lady Bears beat Martinsville, 6-0, and fight for one of four playoff spots with three games left. The Joaquin Lady Rams lose to Chireno. The Shelbyville Lady Dragons were to have played Chireno, but no score’s available.

 

Today, Timpson is home taking on Chireno.

Tuesday: Shelbyville at Timpson, Joaquin at Martinsville

 

In a Dist. 19-2A game on Saturday, the Garrison Lady Bulldogs shut-out Central Heights, 15-0, On Tuesday, Garrison heads to Crockett.

 

The Dist. 21-1A Tennis Tournament was held last week with Tenaha Tigers sophomore Colton Goeke and freshman Andy Ward taking the bronze medal. Their only loss in the two-day event was to Number 1 seed Joaquin. We hope to have a list of the regional qualifiers later this week.

 

The District 21-1A Jr. High Meet is scheduled for today in Timpson.

 

High school track and field meets are taking place Wednesday & Thursday of this week. The District 20-3A meet is in Carthage; the District 21-1A meet in Shelbyville; San Augustine is hosting the Dist. 23-1A meet Wednesday, and the Dist. 19-2A meet is in Crockett.

 

On Friday, April 11th, Center ISD is hosting a Special Olympics Meet for area participants. The event will be at Roughrider Stadium from 9-12.

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Chance of Afternoon, Evening Showers, Sun Returns Tuesday


Today A 20 percent chance of afternoon showers. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Northwest wind around 10 mph.
 
Tonight A 30 percent chance of showers, with a low around 48. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.
 
Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 42. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 76. North wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
 
Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 49.
 
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 78.
 
Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
 
Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 78.

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REVISE: Local Sports Roundup; Center Golfer Advances to Region


In sports,

 

The Center Roughrider golf team just missed earning a trip to the regional tournament after placing third at the district event held Wednesday and Thursday at Neches Pines in Diboll. The Riders placed third as a team, behind first place Carthage and Hudson in second. Rider Beau Buster Byrnes did qualify for region, coming in sixth overall with a two-day total of 171.The sophomore shot an 83 during Wednesday’s first round, and came back with an 88 Thursday. Other team members are Austin Craig, Rex Kirkley, Justin Renfro and Zack Ritter.

 

The Center Roughriders attempt to dig out of the bottom of the Dist. 20-3A baseball standings tonight when they host second place Hudson. Center is 2-4, while Hudson is 5-1. Action begins with JV at 4:30. Entering play today, Carthage leads the district at 6-0, Hudson is second, Diboll and Jasper are tied for third at 3-3, Central is tied with Center for fifth, and Huntington is 0-6.

 

In Dist. 21-1A, the state’s No. 1 ranked team, Douglass is 9-0, while the Joaquin Rams are in sole-possession of second at 8-2, having put together a 7-game win streak. Cushing is 7-2 in third, the Timpson Bears are 5-4, while the Shelbyville Dragons are 2-6, and Tenaha is 1-7. Big showdown tonight as Joaquin is home to play Douglass. On Saturday, Mt. Enterprise will be at Timpson, and Tenaha goes to Martinsville. The Shelbyville Dragons have a bye.

 

In a game earlier this week, Douglass shuts-out Shelbyville, 5-0.

 

Baseball in Dist. 23-1A today, the San Augustine Wolves are 3-4, having won three of their last four games. S.A. is scheduled to be in Burkeville. State-ranked 6-0 Colmesneil and 5-1 West Sabine lead the district standings. Broaddus and Zavalla are 4-2, Chester and Burkeville are 1-5, and Brookeland is 0-5.

 

In Dist. 19-2A, the Garrison Bulldogs get a big win, as they beat state-ranked and district leading Central Heights last night, 5-2. The win gives Garrison a 5-2 district record. The Bulldogs host Woden Saturday.

 

Softball:

 

The Center Lady Riders are home to play two-time defending state champion, and district-leading Hudson tonight. Center is 0-8.

 

In Dist. 21-1A, No. 1 state-ranked Beckville is undefeated, with a three-way tie at 5-3 between Timpson, Joaquin and Shelbyville. Today, Timpson goes to Martinsville and Chireno goes to Joaquin.

 

Last night, Shelbyville vs. Chireno--no score available

 

The Garrison Lady Bulldogs take a 15-0 win over Central Heights last night, to remain undefeated at 9-0.

 

The Shelbyville track teams are scheduled to take part in the Spring Hill Meet on Saturday.

 

The District 21-1A Jr. High Meet will be Monday in Timpson.

 

Sign-ups are underway for the 36th annual Center Broadcasting-Shelby County Bass Angler’s Take A Kid Fishing Tournament, to be held, Saturday, May 10 at Huxley Bay Marina on Toledo Bend. The free event is for kids 3 to 15. Entry forms are available at Center Broadcasting, Huxley Bay Marina, Scarber’s Grocery, and Trail’s End & RV in Huxley, First Bank and Trust East Texas in San Augustine, or Hometown Tackle in Center. Also, you can print out an entry form from our Center Broadcasting Co. Website—cbc-radio.com and return to one of the entry locations by May 3.

 

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 4/3/14--4/4/14


Arrest Report

4/3/14 thru 4/4/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Marcus Goodwin, 37, Center, Warrant-Order of Confinement, Original Charge: Resisting Arrest & Warrant-Order of Confinement, Original Charge: Driving While Intoxicated-2nd Offense

 

Kinta Michelle Polley, 29, Center, Driving While Intoxicated, Abandoning/Endangering a Child, Warrant-Driving While Intoxicated, Warrant-Bail Jumping

 

Marcus Issac, 19, Center, Warrant-Aggravated Robbery of Elderly/Disabled

 

San Augustine County: No Arrested Reported

 

A Reminder: All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

 

 

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Shelby County Relay for Life Set For Saturday; Proclamation Signed


The 9th annual Relay for Life will be held Saturday at the Shelby County Expo Center. Yesterday, Shelby County Judge Rick Campbell proclaimed Saturday as “Cancer Survivor’s Day”. He recognized the efforts of the hundreds of county citizens that come together each year to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, and the people that continually give in Shelby County

 

Shirley Brittain of the Beach Grove Community near Dreka is a 3-time cancer survivor. She knows first-hand the importance of the Relay for Life.

 

She says the Relay for Life helps to put a face on cancer awareness.

 

Ms. Brittain also serves the American Cancer Society state legislative district, and is an ambassador for Hero of Hope. She's also a two-time survivor of the Bermuda Triangle!

 

Organizers say there are over 300 participants taking part in the Relay for Life on 17 teams.

 

There are games, food, garage sales, raffles, BINGO and much more fundraising events. Activities start at 10 tomorrow morning and will go till 10 Saturday night at the Shelby County Expo Center, the 9th annual Shelby County Relay for Life.

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San Augustine Drug to Celebrate 110th Anniversary Saturday


The home of the world famous Grapefruit HiBall will be celebrating its 110th anniversary on Saturday, and everyone's invited. San Augustine Drug & Gift in historic downtown, has a great event planned to observe the occasion from 10 to 2, featuring free food, vendor samples, numerous raffles, activities for the kids, and more.

 

Opened in 1904 by brothers, Alonzo & Ace Rushing, they sold the business to Casey Jones, who invented the signature drink "HiBall". Therman Bridges came on in August of 1965, beginning the tradition of tossing bubble gum to the kiddos, which continues today by Bridges' daughter, Debbie and her husband Mike Jackson, who took over the drug store in 1990.

 

Mike Ross is San Augustine Drug's gift manager, says there's no secret to what's kept the business going for 110 years--great customer service.

 

Through a tragic fire in the summer of 1988, Therman Bridges says the store never closed, re-opening two days later in another building as the original store was being rebuilt.

 

Be sure and check out the old fashioned soda fountain, ice cream, malt or milkshake and of course the famous Grapefruit HiBall. By the way, during Saturday's anniversary event, Ross says your first HiBall is on the house, and they'll have "say-so" ice cream cones for 5-cents, like back in the day.

 

Center Broadcasting salutes San Augustine Drug & Gift on its 110th anniversary, being celebrated from 10 to 2 Saturday, with everyone invited!

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City of San Augustine Under Boil Water Notice TFN


Word came Thursday afternoon that the City of San Augustine is under a Boil Water Notice until further notice. Water Department Superintendent Chris Anding told us an emergency burn out is taking place after the water quality dropped below standards set by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

 

Anding says the burnout was prompted by low chlorine residual at the point of entry, with the TCEQ requiring the city to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.

 

Anding says until this issue is corrected and the water has been tested for any harmful bacteria and other microbes, water will need to be boiled before consuming. He said they’re working to have the system back to normal as quickly as possible, but until it is, and a sample is OKed by the lab, it could be several days before water for regular tap consumption is back to normal in the City of San Augustine. Anding said it could be early to the middle of next week before the green light is given.

 

If you have any questions, City of San Augustine residents can call city hall at 275-2121.

 

By the way, in an unrelated water issue in San Augustine County. Customers of the N.E.W. Water Supply are still under a boil water notice. Monday afternoon we received word that customers on Route 1 & 4 of the N.E.W. Water Supply on the North, East and West sides of the City of San Augustine would need to boil their water before consuming due to a power outage from last weekend. This notice does not include San Augustine Rural Water Supply, GM Water, Bland Lake Water or Denning Rural Water. Customers will be notified thru radio when the notice is lifted.

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SCSO Seeks Info on Pack of Dogs After Attack at Rag Town Park


The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department is looking for information regarding a pack of dogs in the Rag Town Park area that are suspected of a recent attack.

 

According to a press release from the sheriff’s department, Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports that Sunday, March 23, his department received a report of two individuals being attacked by a large pack of Pit Bulldogs running lose in the Rag Town Park area.

 

The most recent incident reportedly occurred when Thomas Allen heard a woman’s son cry for help, and a saw a pack of dogs chasing the boy. Allen responded, and was attacked himself. He was able to fight the canines off by pulling a knife and stabbing the dogs a number of times. Allen received severe bite marks on his arm and was taken by private vehicle to San Augustine Memorial Hospital. The boy was not injured.

 

Sheriff Blackwell says his office has been in contact with the U.S. Forest Service regarding the incident. If you have any information regarding this pack of dogs in the area of Rag Town Park, you’re asked to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department as soon as possible at 936-598-5600. 

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Maintenance Oversight Costly for City of Timpson


A maintenance oversight on a piece of equipment has proven to be costly for the City of Timpson. According to an article in yesterday’s Timpson-Tenaha News, a Case backhoe which developed transmission trouble recently, had never had it’s oil and filter changed since being purchased in 2010. The issue is reportedly costing over $19-thousand for replacement by a Shreveport company.

 

The Timpson City Council decided to approve replacement of the transmission and torque converter instead of going with an overhaul, which was only $1,600 more.

 

The article reports council members questioned the lack of maintenance by city employees, which received responses of not knowing the proper scheduling of such work. It was reported the backhoe’s transmission was to have received a filter and oil change at every 100 hours of use. However, the broken backhoe had 1,000 hours of use, with no changes ever taking place.

 

Mayor Debra Smith said because of the age of the machinery, there’s no warranty, and no service warranty was obtained at purchase.

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Punishment Phase Continues in Horn Trial


 

After finding Brian Horn guilty of kidnapping and murder of 12-year old Justin Bloxom Wednesday, the jury in DeSoto Parish heard tearful testimony yesterday from Bloxom’s mother to start the sentencing hearing. By the end of the day, the state had rested its case, as an emotional Amy Fletcher took the stand, as she, the prosecutor and the jury all looked at photos of her son. In addition to testimony, jurors will also consider evidence offered by the state and the defense as they deliberate the 37-year old Horn’s fate. Horn’s mother is expected to take the stand today. The jury has to decide whether Horn should receive the death penalty or spend the rest of his life in prison. The state is seeking death.

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DeSoto Parish Voters Go To Polls Saturday, Animal Shelter Funding on Table


DeSoto Parish voters will head to the polls tomorrow to vote on several items, one being an increase on the parish’s property tax milage rate, which is meant to fund the parish’s animal shelter and adoptions, as well as mosquito control. Right now, it costs around $500,000 a year to operate the shelter. If the milage is passed, that budget will increase to $900,000. Brown says that's to allow services to reach incorporated and unincorporated areas of the parish. It’s reported some of the parish's police jury think citizens would be better without the services. Parish administrator Steven Brown says money saving changes could be implemented if the tax milage isn’t passed, such as shutting down the shelter. The animal shelter is requesting a 1.5 milage rate increase. Last year, the DeSoto Parish shelter took in around 1,700 and adopted out around 120.

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Carthage: Tyson Foods Employee Recovering From Leg Injury


We want to bring you up-to-date on a story we had Tuesday. We advised an employee of Tyson Foods in Carthage was injured in a work-related accident Monday morning at the processing facility. According to the Panola Watchman, Jaime Guerra is recovering at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview after receiving a fractured bone in his leg and a very deep cut. Guerra underwent surgery for the cut, and will face wound care for laceration. Guerra was working on an auger around 6:30 Monday at Tyson Foods in Carthage when he was pulled into the machine when it accidentally turned on.

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Rabies Clinics Saturday & April 12


Shelby County 4-H Clubs in cooperation with local veterinarian Mark Jousan will sponsor rabies vaccination clinics the next two Saturdays. Pet owners are urged to have their dogs and cats vaccinated annually for rabies. The Shelby County Extension Agents and the 4-H Clubs of Shelby County encourage you to bring your pets to be vaccinated for only $10.00 each.

 

Tomorrow, April 5th, clinics will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the gazebo in Timpson; In Tenaha, from 12:00 p.m. -12:45 p.m. on the square; and in Joaquin from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the school.

 

Scheduled clinics for Saturday, April 12th are at the Center Intermediate School from 10:00-11:00 a.m, Shelbyville Grocery from 11:15 a.m. -12:00 p.m., LoutTown Grocery from 12:30-1:15 p.m. and Scarber’s Grocery from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

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Funeral Notices: 4/4/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 94-year old Thurman Ross “T.R.” Golding of Center. He passed away Thursday at his residence. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 Saturday at First Baptist Church in Center, followed by Masonic Rites under the direction of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149. A military honors graveside service will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley under the direction of VFW Post #8904. Among T.R. Golding’s survivors are his wife, Dot Golding of Center; daughters, Sandra Golding Palmer of Nacogdoches, Patricia Golding Elizondo of San Antonio, Susan Golding of North Carolina, and Debbie Lawson of Groves; step daughters, Carole Sonmor of Houston and Judy Addison Glaze of Stanley, Louisiana; and step son, Robert Addison of Winnie. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Shriners’ Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607 or a charity of choice.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 73-year old Brian Williams of Center. He passed away Thursday at his residence. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 Saturday at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 Sunday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Old Salem Cemetery in Center. Among Brian Williams’ survivors are a son, Adam Brian Williams of England; daughters, Louise Claudette Burton of England and Natasha Louise Williams of Houston; special friend, Connie Lengl; brother-in-law Oren Millie Warr of Center; and sister-in-law Myra Wright of Bridge City.

 

Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson announces service for 70-year old Colleen Frances Linebarger of Timpson. She passed away Thursday in Nacogdoches. Service will be at 10 Saturday at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Corinth Cemetery in Timpson. Among Colleen Linebarger’s survivors are sons, Matthew Linebarger of Tenaha, Christopher  Linebarger of Timpson; daughters, Tamara Linebarger of Timpson and Tonie Schaffer of Center Point, Alabama; brothers, Thomas O’Brien and Gerald O’Brien, both of California; and sister, Theresa O’Brien of Oregon.

 

Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson announces service for 85-year old Ailene Lilly of Timpson. Service will be at 2 Saturday at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, with interment at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Taylor Funeral Home. Among Ailene Lilly's survivors are sons, David O. Lilly of Timpson, Danny Lilly of Timpson and Dennis Lilly of Garrison; and daughter, Dorinda "Lulu" Warren of Nacogdoches.

 

Garner & Sons Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 74-year old Willow Dean Teal of San Augustine. Service will be at 1 Saturday at True Vine Baptist Church, with interment in Greer Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 9 today at Garner & Sons Chapel. Among Willow Dean Teal’s survivors is a son, Darren G. Teal of Universal City; and a sister, Annie Faye Berry of Center.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 89-year old Dora House of Joaquin. She passed away March 27 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 4 Saturday at Community Funeral Home Chapel. Her ashes will be interred at Haslam Cemetery.

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Severe T-Storm Watch Until 11 a.m., Short Break Expected Before Next Round


Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 11 a.m. 
Lake Wind Advisory Until 4 p.m.
 
Today A 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am. Some storms could be severe, with large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 72. North wind 10 to 15 mph. 
 
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. North wind around 5 mph.
 
Saturday A 20 percent chance of afternoon. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Saturday Night A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 53. East wind around 5 mph.
 
Sunday A 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, Cloudy, with a high near 66. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Sunday Night A 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms likely, with a low around 51.
 
Monday A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 69.
 

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 4/2/14--4/3/14


Arrest Report

4/2/14 thru 4/3/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Brandie Wright, 35, Center, Driving While Intoxicted-2nd Offense

 

Ryan Scates, 23, Center, Bond Surrender x 4 for Possession of a Controlled Substance & Theft

 

Sammy Samford, 49 Joaquin, Panola County Warrant-Driving While Intoxicated-3rd Offense

 

Domingo Santana, 45, Center, Public Intoxication

 

Charlie McCowin, 36, Tenaha, Driving While Intoxicated-3rd Offense, Driving While License Invalid & Warrant-Failure to Appear, Original Charge-Driving While Intoxicated

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

A Reminder: All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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NWS: Intense, Severe Storms Possible This Afternoon, Evening


Looks like we could possible be in store for another outbreak of severe weather across the area. The National Weather Service is saying:
 
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED ONCE AGAIN TODAY AS A
MUCH STRONGER UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM AND SURFACE COLD FRONT
APPROACH FROM THE WEST. SEVERE STORMS WILL BE
POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING
WINDS...AND ISOLATED TORNADOES WILL BE THE PRIMARY THREATS.
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE. THE SEVERE WEATHER
THREAT SHOULD DIMINISH FROM WEST TO EAST LATE TONIGHT NIGHT.
 
A Lake Wind Advisory is in affect all day today till 7 tonight

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Shelby County Relay For Life Set for Saturday at Expo Center


The 9th annual Shelby County Relay for Life will be held from 10 to 10 Saturday at the Shelby County Expo Center. This marks the first time the event is held on Saturday, instead of a Friday night start. Relay chairperson is Stacey Scarborough, she says awareness & participation prompted the change.

 

Ms. Scarborough says local businesses, schools and civic organizations make up the 17 teams, with almost 300 participants. She adds the change in days had brought out more participants, and relay teams are creative when it comes to fundraisers. She notes you don't have to be on a team to participate, just showing up to support those that are is appreciated.

 

Last year's Relay for Life raised over $127-thousand dollars for the American Cancer Society. Ms. Scarborough says teams are well on their way to reaching and hopefully beating that amount this year. A couple of the special moments during the relay will be the Cancer Survivor's lap at 7 Saturday evening, and the always touching Luminaria Ceremony at 9. The Shelby County Relay for Life will be from 10 to 10 Saturday at the Shelby County Expo Center.

 

Shelby County Judge Rick Campbell will be designating Saturday as "Cancer Survivor's Day" in Shelby County when he signs a proclamation at 9:30 this morning, with the Shelby County Relay for Life Committee on hand.

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DeSoto Parish: Brian Horn Found Guilty of Capital Murder


It took a jury in DeSoto Parish 45 minutes Wednesday afternoon to find capital murder defendant Brian Horn guilty in the death of 12-year old Justin Bloxom. Prosecutors called a number of witnesses the first few days of the trial. In a surprising move, the defense team did not call any witnesses on the fifth day of the trial in Mansfield. Shortly after the jurors were seated around 10:15 Wednesday morning, Defense Attorney Daryl Gold rested his case. Now that he has been convicted, Horn is eligible for the death penalty. Sentencing must take place within 12 hours. That phase of the trial is expected to get under way this morning.

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Robert Harris Elected to Shelby Savings Bank Branch Advisory Board


Shelby Savings Bank announces the election of Robert Harris to the bank’s Branch Advisory Board. Shelby Savings Bank president and chief operating officer Will Lucas said the bank was proud to welcome Robert to the advisory board. Lucas added, Robert knows East Texas, and he knows and understands East Texas agriculture. Lucas said Harris was going to be a great asset for Shelby Savings Bank and for all customers. Robert Harris is a graduate of West Sabine High School, attended Tyler Jr. College and SFA, receiving a degree in agriculture education. Harris taught ag at Madisonville High School and worked for Holly Farms and Tyson Foods as a service tech. He and his family have several chicken farms and raise cattle. Harris is married to Stacy Archer Harris and they have three children. Lucas also thanked retiring Advisory Board member Bernard Wood for his years of service to Shelby Savings Bank.

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Center FFA Represented at Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Steer Show


Center FFA was represented well during the recent Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, as Kamden Lucas and Chris Dunn both showed steers. Kamden fell a little short of the premium sale, but did an excellent job. Out of 48 steers in his weight class, 11 made the premium sale. Chris on the other hand, brought home a breed champion title and had the opportunity to compete for Houston Livestock Show Grand Champion. Chris Dunn placed first out of some 150 entries in his steer’s breed class. Congratulations to these young men!

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Local National Child Abuse Awareness Event Scheduled Friday in Center


April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month. In order to call attention to the serious problem of abuse in Shelby County, the Community Partners Rainbow Room will decorate a “Blue Ribbon Tree” on the West side of the Courthouse Square. The blue ribbons symbolize the black and blue marks often left on the body of an abused child. Volunteers will tie a blue ribbon on each of the 80 victims of abuse in Shelby County during 2013. A small cross will be displayed in memory of the one child who did not survive. The ribbon event will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, April 4. The community is invited to attend, weather permitting.

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Funeral Notices: 4/3/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces pending service for 94-year old Thurman Ross “T.R.” Golding, of Center. He passed away this morning at his residence. Funeral service is pending for T.R. Golding at Watson & Sons.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces funeral service for 80-year old Dorothy Jean Lawson of Joaquin. Service will be held at 11 this morning at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin. Among Dorothy Jean Lawson’s survivors are sons, John Paul Lawson and Mike Lawson. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lone Cedar Cemetery Fund.

 

Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces service for 75-year old Bobby Glen Rash of the Campti Community. Service will be at 3 this afternoon at Sardis Pentecostal Church, with interment at Brandon Memorial Cemetery in the Sardis Community. Among Bobby Glen Rash’s survivors are his wife, LaNell Rash of the Campti; daughter, Lisa Eaves of Campti; brother, Kenneth Rash of Shelbyville; sisters, Mammie Ener of Milam, Iva Nell Miller of Center, Wanda Price of San Augustine, Martha Dennis of Huntington and Betty Rhame of Center; mother-in-law, Zannie Gay Belrose of Center; sisters-in-law, Lillian Shofner of Center, Melba Rodgers of Joaquin and Kathryn Schillings of Shelbyville; and brothers-in-law, Lonnie Belrose, Lester Belrose and Leo Belrose, all of Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Memorial Cemetery Fund, 6034 FM 414, Center, in memory of Bobby Glen Rash.

 

Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson announces service for 85-year old Mrs. Ailene Lilly of Timpson. Service will be at 2 Saturday at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, with interment at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 Friday at Taylor Funeral Home. Among Ailene Lilly's survivors are sons, David O. Lilly of Timpson, Danny Lilly of Timpson and Dennis Lilly of Garrison; and daughter, Dorinda "Lulu" Warren of Nacogdoches.

 

Garner & Sons Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 74-year old Ms. Willow Dean Teal of San Augustine. Service will be at 1 Saturday at True Vine Baptist Church, with interment in Greer Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 9 Friday at Garner & Sons Chapel. Among Willow Dean Teal’s survivors is a son, Darren G. Teal of Universal City; and a sister, Annie Faye Berry of Center.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces a family graveside service was held yesterday for 95-year old Ruth Ima Burkett of Lufkin. Service was held at Broaddus Cemetery. Survivors include Robert F. Burkett of Lufkin, John H. Burkett of Lufkin, and G. David Burkett of Center.

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Local Sports Round up 4/3/14


Weather permitting, there are a number of events scheduled to take place today.

 

It's the second round of the District 20-3A golf tournament today at Neches Pines Golf Course in Diboll.

 

Track & Field meets scheduled today: Garrison High School is hosting the Horace Francis Relays, with Garrison, Center and San Augustine taking part; Timpson teams go to the meet in New Summerfield.

 

By the way, the district 21-1A, Jr. High Meet that was scheduled for today in Timpson, has been rescheduled until Monday.

 

Shelbyville tracksters will be taking part in the Spring Hill Meet on Saturday.

 

On Friday, April 11th, Center ISD is hosting a Special Olympics Meet for area participants. The event will be at Roughrider Stadium from 9-12. 

 

Baseball: The Center Roughriders will attempt to put back-to-back wins together for the first time in district as they host Hudson Friday night. The Riders are 2-4, and Hudson is 5-1.

 

District 21-1A baseball Friday: Joaquin is home to play district front-runner Douglass; Mt. Enterprise goes to Timpson; the Tenaha Tigers go to Martinsville Saturday; and the Shelbyville Dragons have a bye Friday.

 

The Garrison Bulldogs are home to play district leading Central Heights today, weather permitting, and the San Augustine Wolves go to Burkeville Friday.

 

The state rankings are out from Texas High School Baseball and Douglass remains No. 1 in Class A, with Colmesneil at No. 9, West Sabine No. 11, Cushing No. 16, and the Joaquin Rams have entered the rankings at No. 20. In Class 2A, Brock's the top team, with Central Heights at No. 18; Class 3A's top team is still College Station, with Carthage No. 12, followed by Diboll at No. 13; Moody holds down No. 1 in 4A; while Pearland is No. 1 in 5A.

 

Softball last night: The Timpson Lady Bears beat Gary, 13-1, to remain in a three-way tie for second in Dist. 21-1A with Joaquin and Shelbyville. All have 5-3 records. Timpson goes to Martinsville Friday; The Shelbyville Lady Dragons head to Chireno today, and the Joaquin Lady Rams are scheduled to host Chireno Friday. Beckville leads the district undefeated.

 

Chireno Lady Owl basketball standout, senior Lauren Lee will be playing in two all-star games. She’ll play in the Angelina vs. Nacogdoches county all-star game April 17, and will take part in the Texas high school hall of fame Texas all-star shoot-out May 10 in Waco. She was the MVP of District 25-1A, and helped to lead the Chireno girls to an undefeated district record and regional quarterfinal berth. Lee has committed to play basketball at Southern Arkansas.


Sign-ups are underway for the 36th annual Center Broadcasting-Shelby County Bass Angler’s Take A Kid Fishing Tournament, to be held, Saturday, May 10 at Huxley Bay Marina on Toledo Bend. The free event is for kids 3 to 15. Entry forms are available at Center Broadcasting, Huxley Bay Marina, Scarber’s Grocery, and Trail’s End & RV in Huxley, First Bank and Trust East Texas in San Augustine, or Hometown Tackle in Center. Also, you can print out an entry form from our Center Broadcasting Co. Website—cbc-radio.com and return to one of the entry locations by Saturday, May 3.

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Stormy & Windy Today


Lake Wind Advisory Until 7 p.m. Tonight....
 
Today A 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe, with a high near 82. South wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. 
 
Tonight A 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms during the evening. Some of the storms could be severe, with a low around 54. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west after midnight.
 
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. North wind 10 to 15 mph.
 
Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. North wind around 5 mph.
 
Saturday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. East wind around 10 mph.
 
Saturday Night A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 53.
 
Sunday A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 66.
 
Sunday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 51.
 
Monday Partly sunny, with a high near 68.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 4/1/14--4/2/14


Arrest Report

4/1/14 thru 4/2/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Adria Polley, 24, Center, Bond Surrender, Original Charge-Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

Ryan Scates, 23, Center, Warrant-Failure to Appear, Original Charge: Possession of a Controlled Substance, Warrant-Theft of Firearm and Warrant-Public Intoxication

 

Craig Borders, 43, Center, Public Intoxication

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

A Reminder: All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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U.S. Census Says Shelby & San Augustine County Have Fewer Residents


Did you see a few less fellow county citizens in 2013 than you did in 2012? Well, according the U.S. Census Bureau, you probably did, as population numbers decreased slightly in Shelby and San Augustine Counties during that time. In that one year period, Shelby County’s population dropped by 185 residents to 25,792, while San Augustine County went down by 81, to a population of 8,769 in 2013. Despite the drop in residents in that 12 month period, Shelby County did show an increase from 2010 to 2013, with a growth of less than one percent, or 366. Meanwhile, San Augustine County lost 77 residents in those three years. Nacogdoches County’s population in 2013 was 65,330, an increase of just over one percent from 2010, but was down by 478 from 2012 figures. The census bureau did its annual population and housing estimates for Texas’ counties, which help determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives, and is also used to distribute billions of federal funds to local communities.

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Center ISD Trustees Have Called Meeting at Noon


The Center ISD board of trustees will have a called meeting at noon today to review and have discussion on House Bill 5 Graduation and Endorsement Requirements.

 

Superintendent Dr. James Hockenberry tells us House Bill 5 is new legislation that has created many changes to the graduation requirements for students entering the 9th grade next school year. He said as of now, Center High has three graduation plans students can choose. Beginning next year, as the Center ISD implements House Bill 5, there is one graduation plan, plus the opportunity for 5 endorsements.

 

Dr. Hockenberry said schools are required to offer at least one endorsement. He added the school district is hoping and expect to offer all five, and as they implement these changes, some of the local policies must change to reflect the intent of the law and local expectations.

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San Augustine: Boil Water Notice for N.E.W. Water Supply


If you’re a customer of the N.E.W. Water Supply in San Augustine County, please take note. We have a boil water notice for customers on Route 1 & 4 of the N.E.W. Water Supply, on the North, East and West sides of the City of San Augustine. This is a safety precaution due to a power outage that occurred at the Plant 1 & 4 of the N.E.W. Water Supply. This Does Not include San Augustine Rural Water Supply, GM Water, Bland Lake Water or Denning Rural Water. Again, this does not include San Augustine Rural Water Supply, GM Water, Bland Lake Water or Denning Rural Water. Customers will be notified thru radio when the notice is lifted.

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Jury Cancellation Monday in 123rd District Court


Shelby County District Clerk Lori Oliver has notified us that the jury that was summoned for Monday, April 7 for the 123rd District Court, Honorable Charles “Brick” Dickerson presiding has been cancelled due to the scheduled cases being resolved or passed. Anyone receiving a jury summons for Monday, April 7 in Judge Charles “Brick” Dickerson’s 123rd court, you have been excused until you receive a future summons.

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Center: Coffee With The Mayor Returns April 8


The City of Center will be hosting a “Coffee with the Mayor” at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 8 in the lobby of the Windham Civic Center. Mayor David Chadwick said each of the meetings with citizens is very special. He added there are so many activities and events happening in the community, and this provides a venue to highlight those. Mayor Chadwick went on to say the coffees are scheduled to start after people have dropped off kids at school and end before 8 a.m. so people can make it in to work. The event does not require an RSVP, and is an informal come-and-go setting.

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Pet Rabies Vaccination Clinics April 5 & 12


Shelby County 4-H Clubs in cooperation with local veterinarian Mark Jousan (Joe-San) will sponsor rabies vaccination clinics Saturday, April 5th, and 12th. Pet owners are urged to have their dogs and cats vaccinated annually for rabies. The Shelby County Extension Agents and the 4-H Clubs of Shelby County encourage you to bring your pets to be vaccinated for only $10.00 each.

 

Saturday, April 5th, clinics will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the gazebo in Timpson; In Tenaha, from 12:00 p.m. -12:45 p.m. on the square; and in Joaquin from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the school. Scheduled clinics for Saturday, April 12th are at the Center Intermediate School from 10:00-11:00 a.m, Shelbyville Grocery from 11:15 a.m. -12:00 p.m., LoutTown Grocery from 12:30-1:15 p.m. and Scarber’s Grocery from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

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Funeral Notices: 4/2/14


Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces service for 75-year old Bobby Glen Rash of the Campti Community. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be at 3 Thursday at Sardis Pentecostal Church, with interment at Brandon Memorial Cemetery in the Sardis Community. Among Bobby Glen Rash’s survivors are his wife, LaNell Rash of the Campti; daughter, Lisa Eaves of Campti; brother, Kenneth Rash of Shelbyville; sisters, Mammie Ener of Milam, Iva Nell Miller of Center, Wanda Price of San Augustine, Martha Dennis of Huntington and Betty Rhame of Center; mother-in-law, Zannie Gay Belrose of Center; sisters-in-law, Lillian Shofner of Center, Melba Rodgers of Joaquin and Kathryn Schillings of Shelbyville; and brothers-in-law, Lonnie Belrose, Lester Belrose and Leo Belrose, all of Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Memorial Cemetery Fund, 6034 FM 414, Center, in memory of Bobby Glen Rash.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces funeral service for 80-year old Dorothy Jean Lawson of Joaquin. She passed away Tuesday at her residence. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 this evening at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be held at 11 Thursday morning at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Joaquin. Among Dorothy Jean Lawson’s survivors are sons, John Paul Lawson and Mike Lawson. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lone Cedar Cemetery Fund.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces a graveside service for 75-year old Gordon James Dillon of Broaddus. Graveside service will be at 3 this afternoon at Broaddus Cemetery. Among Gordon James Dillon’s survivors are his sons, Stephen Dillon of League City, Britt Wilson of Austin, and Chris Wilson of Dickinson; daughter, Kimberly LoCaste of Wisconsin; brother, Bill Dillon of Texas City, Harlan Dillon of Rome, New York and a Sister, Beverly Menard.

 

Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson announces service for 85-year old Mrs. Ailene Lilly of Timpson.  She passed away Tuesday in Garrison. Service will be at 2 Saturday at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 Friday at Taylor Funeral Home.

 

Garner & Sons Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 74-year old Ms. Willow Dean Teal of San Augustine. She passed away March 22 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Service will be at 1 Saturday at True Vine Baptist Church, with interment in Greer Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 9 Friday at Garner & Sons Chapel. Among Willow Dean Teal’s survivors is a son, Darren G. Teal of Universal City; and a sister, Annie Faye Berry of Center.

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Local Sports Round up 4/2/14


Baseball Tuesday:

 

The Center Roughriders got back into the win column last night in Pollock, as they take a 3-0 win over Central. The Riders improve to 2-4 in the District 20-3A standings, tied with Central for fifth. Center will be home to play Hudson Friday night to start the second go-round of district.
 

In District 21-1A, the Joaquin Rams made it seven wins in-a-row with a 17-1 decision over Mt. Enterprise in two innings last night. Joaquin improves to 7-2, tied with Cushing in second place. Cushing took a 12-2 win over Timpson, dropping the Bears to 5-4. Joaquin is home to play district front-runner and No. 1 ranked Douglass Friday evening.

 

Douglass beat Martinsville 19-0 last night.

 

The Tenaha Tigers notch their first win of the season last night, with a 6-3 win over the Shelbyville Dragons. Tenaha is now 1-7, while Shelbyville is 2-6. The Tigers are scheduled to be at Martinsville Saturday. The Dragons have a bye Friday.

 

San Augustine and Garrison were both idle last night. The Wolves go to Burkeville Friday, while the Bulldogs are home to play district leading Central Heights Thursday.

 

Softball:

 

Different game, unfortunately, the same result for the Center Lady Riders last night, as they leave Pollock with an 8-2 loss to Central. The Lady Riders are 0-8 and are home to play district-leading and state-ranked Hudson Friday.

 

The state’s No. 1 Class A team, Beckville, showed no mercy, beating Timpson, 11-0. The loss drops the Lady Bears to 4-3. Timpson will host Gary at 6 tonight, a make up from Friday’s postponement. Timpson goes to Martinsville Friday.

The Joaquin Lady Rams went ahead and played their game with Gary last night, taking a 23-4 win. Joaquin improves to 5-3, and are scheduled to host Chireno Friday.

 

The Shelbyville Lady Dragons are scheduled to be at Chireno Thursday.

 

The District 20-3A golf tournament will be played today and Thursday, weather permitting at Neches Pines Golf Course in Diboll.

 

Track & Field meets scheduled Thursday: Garrison High School will be hosting the Horace Francis Relays, with Garrison, Center and San Augustine taking part; Timpson teams will be at the meet in New Summerfield; and the district 21-1A, Jr. High Meet will be held in Timpson today.

 

Shelbyville tricksters will be taking part in the Spring Hill Meet on Saturday.

 

Sign-ups are underway for the 36th annual Center Broadcasting-Shelby County Bass Angler’s Take A Kid Fishing Tournament, to be held, Saturday, May 10 at Huxley Bay Marina on Toledo Bend. The free event is for kids 3 to 15. Entry forms are available at Center Broadcasting, Huxley Bay Marina, Scarber’s Grocery, and Trail’s End & RV in Huxley, First Bank and Trust East Texas in San Augustine, or Hometown Tackle in Center. Also, you can print out an entry form from our Center Broadcasting Co. Website—cbc-radio.com and return to one of the entry locations by May 3.

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Rain & Thunderstorms Return


Today A 30 percent chance of patchy drizzle and patch fog this morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 81. South wind 10 to 15 mph. 
 
Tonight A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 68. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
 
Thursday A 60 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall, with a high near 82. South wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. 
 
Thursday Night A 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall, with a low around 61. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
 
Friday A 20 percent chance of morning showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind around 10 mph.
 
Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
 
Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 71.
 
Saturday Night A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 52.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 3/31/14--4/1/14


Arrest Report

3/31/14 thru 4/1/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Tyrisha Marie Glenn, 34, Timpson, Warrant-Violation of Probation, Original Charge: Theft & Panola County Warrant-Theft by Check

 

Christopher Emerson, 36, Broaddus, Warrants-Burglary of a Building 3X & Warrant-Theft

 

Eric L. Mosby, 39, San Augustine, Violation of Probation, Original Charge: Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

 

Edwardo Salazar-Contreras, 23, Center, Possession of Marijuana

 

Dennis Jackson, 32, Center, Warrant-Criminal Mischief

 

Ronald Renick, 68, Timpson, Driving While Intoxicated with Open Container-1st Offense

 

 San Augustine County:

 

Wallace C. Clifton, 58, San Augustine, Public Intoxication

 

A Reminder: All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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DETCOG Says Monies Available for Digital Radio Upgrades; Shelby County OK


Deep East Texas Council of Governments officials say over $400-thousand is available to cities and counties in the 12-county region for homeland security projects, which includes assisting in the installation of the new P-25-compliant digital radio system infrastructure. As for Shelby County, Judge Rick Campbell told me last week the county’s already pretty well digital radio compliant, saying after a number of prior grants and other monies funneled into the county, he didn’t see where there was an immediate need for the funding. DETCOG Executive Director Walter Diggles says April 11 is the deadline for DETCOG to submit projects to state officials in order to receive the funding. 

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DETEC Says 8,500 Lost Power Friday Night


Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative is saying approximately 8,500 members lost power during last Friday night’s storms within Shelby, San Augustine, Sabine, Nacogdoches and Newton County due to wind-blown trees and limbs on lines. With assistance of contractors and neighboring cooperatives, Deep East Texas crews were dispatched and worked throughout the weekend to restore power. Communications Specialist, Brittney Johnson said, the co-op wanted to thank all the members for their patience as lineman worked to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. She said they also wanted to thank the neighboring electric cooperatives and contractors that sent workers and equipment to our area to aid in the restoration process. She said Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative employees showed great determination and professionalism as they worked around the clock to get the lights back on for our members.

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CISD Trustees Scrap Possible Transportation Yard Move


It appears the possibility of relocating the Center ISD transportation department and yard, or bus barn facility, has been scrapped due to costs involved. At the board of trustees meeting last Friday, Superintendent Dr. James Hockenberry said that with an increased level of uncertainty with the school district’s revenue and expenditures, and the likelihood that may continue into the future, and expense of that nature would not be fiscally responsible at this time. Dr. Hockenberry recommended to the board that no further action be taken on the item and the matter be considered closed. He expressed his appreciation for all parties who took the time and resources to submit proposals.

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Center: Loop 500 Extension Slowed by Weather, Utility Relocation


TxDOT is saying weather and utility relocation delays have slowed progress on the Loop 500 extension project in Center.

 

According to TxDOT’s Kathi White, the contractor tasked with building the northeast section of Loop 500 is currently focused on constructing the new Timber Rock Railroad Bridge and drainage work throughout the project site. TxDOT says it is working with the contractor on ways to move the project forward despite the unforeseen delays.

 

he Loop 500 project is designed to improve safety and mobility within the City of Center and provide relief around the courthouse square for thru traffic. Work began in November 2012 on the almost $12-million project, which is expected to be completed in late summer 2015.

 

The project runs from U.S. Hwy. 96 north to SH 7 east and includes constructing a two-lane highway with paved shoulders, with at-grade crossings at intersections and a grade separation at the Timber Rock Railroad.

 

This section of Loop 500 required approximately 98 acres of right-of-way which was funded by TxDOT and Shelby County. Construction was funded jointly by the City of Center, the Texas Transportation Commission, and the Texas Department of Transportation Lufkin District.

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Tenaha Truck Driver Remains in Critical Condition after Accident


To bring you up-to-date on a story we had Monday. A Tenaha truck driver remains in critical condition with severe head injuries at University Health Hospital in Shreveport following a wreck last Saturday night in DeSoto Parish. 56-year old Arnold Fitzgerald was driving a salt water disposal rig when a man, identified as Shreveport attorney Joseph Hendrix pulled out of a private drive in front of him on Hwy. 84, causing Fitzgerald to take evasive measures, forcing the rig to overturn. A commercial posted on YouTube advertising Joey W. Hendrix Attorney at Law says he specializes in DWI defense. He was booked in the DeSoto Parish Jail on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, vehicular negligent driving and failure to yield from a private drive.

 

Also, following up on a story we had last Friday. Center Post Office Rural Carrier, Kim Skinner of Timpson, injured last Thursday when a dead tree fell on her Jeep, crushing the vehicle, is now home from the hospital. That incident occurred on County Road 1011. Ms. Skinner had her lung punctured, and had broken ribs in the freak accident.

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San Augustine County Commissioners' Court Meets Today


The San Augustine County Commissioners’ Court will meet at 9 this morning, and among their agenda items for discussion and possible action will be a presentation by Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Gary Cunningham on the Aon Fire Protection Corporation proposal for the county jail; and selecting an official to serve on the DETCOG Board of Directors.

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Ribbon Cutting Wednesday for Huxley Bay Marina & Restaurant


After months of renovation, Huxley Bay Marina & Restaurant is will officially re-open on Toledo Bend Lake tomorrow.  The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite the public to a New Owner Ribbon Cutting at 4 p.m., Wednesday, as they welcome owners “Buck” Jordan and Sandy Driver. 

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Shelby Chamber Banquet Featured Speaker Announced


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce 92nd annual Awards Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24 at the Windham Civic Center, and the keynote speaker for the event is Clay Farell, Chief Operating Officer for Nacogdoches Medical Center. During the awards dinner the Farm Family of the Year award, as well as Young Citizen of the Year and Distinguished Service Award will be presented. Banquet tickets are on sale at the chamber office until Thursday, April 10. Reservations may be requested by phone at 936-598-3682. Corporate sponsor reserved table for 8 or individual dinner tickets are available.

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Funeral Notices: 4/1/14


Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces graveside service for 78-year old Ronald Loy Williamson of Simpson, Louisiana. Graveside service will be at 2 this afternoon at Pine Island Cemetery in Simpson, Louisiana. A visitation will be held one hour prior to service time at Simpson Baptist Church. Among Ronald Loy Williamson’s survivors are his children, Daniel Williamson of Joaquin and Amanda Jones of Center.

 

 

Watson and Sons Funeral Home announces service for 75-year old Bobby Glen Rash of the Campti Community. He passed away Monday at his home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 Wednesday at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be at 3 Thursday at Sardis Pentecostal Church, with interment at Brandon Memorial Cemetery in the Sardis Community. Among Bobby Glen Rash’s survivors are his wife, LaNell Rash of the Campti; daughter, Lisa Eaves of Campti; brother, Kenneth Rash of Shelbyville; sisters, Mammie Ener of Bronson, Iva Nell Miller of Center, Wanda Price of San Augustine, Martha Dennis of Huntington and Betty Rhame of Center; mother-in-law, Zannie Gay Belrose of Center; sisters-in-law, Lillian Shofner of Center, Melba Rodgers of Joaquin and Kathryn Schillings of Shelbyville; and brothers-in-law, Lonnie Belrose, Lester Belrose and Leo Belrose, all of Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Memorial Cemetery Fund, 6034 FM 414, Center, in memory of Bobby Glen Rash.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces a graveside service for 75-year old Gordon James Dillon of Broaddus. He passed away last Friday in Lufkin. Graveside service will be at 3 Wednesday at Broaddus Cemetery. Among Gordon James Dillon’s survivors are his sons, Stephen Dillon of League City, Britt Wilson of Austin, and Chris Wilson of Dickinson; daughter, Kimberly LoCaste of Wisconsin; brother, Bill Dillon of Texas City, Harlan Dillon of Rome, New York and a Sister, Beverly Menard. 

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Local Sports Round up 4/1/14


In sports,

 

It’s the last game of the first round of the District 20-3A baseball schedule for the Center Roughriders, as they head to Central tonight. The Riders are 1-4, just ahead of winless Huntington, while Central is 2-3. Carthage tops the district standings at 5-0, while Hudson is 4-1, Diboll is 3-2, and Jasper is 3-3.

 

Baseball action yesterday, in a couple of make-ups from last Friday’s rain-out, the Joaquin Rams take a 12-0 win over Chireno; and the state’s top-ranked Class A team, Douglass, shuts-out the Tenaha Tigers, 10-0. Joaquin improves to 6-2, while Tenaha drops to 0-7. The Rams go to Mt. Enterprise today, and the Tigers head to 2-5 Shelbyville.

 

In another Dist. 21-1A game today, 5-3 Timpson goes to 5-2 Cushing. By the way, Timpson’s rained-out game with Chireno is scheduled to be played April 7 in Timpson.

 

In Dist. 23-1A, the San Augustine Wolves are 3-4 after a 5-3 win over Chester Monday. S.A. goes to Burkeville Friday. Broaddus beat Burkeville yesterday, 11-0, as the Bulldogs improve to 4-2. West Sabine is a half-game back of district leading Colmesneil at 5-1, after a 9-3 win over Zavalla Saturday.

 

In Dist. 19-2A, Garrison is scheduled to be home against district front-runner Central Heights on Thursday.

 

Softball today: The Center Lady Riders’ game that had been originally scheduled for Thursday in Central has been rescheduled to be played tonight, Tuesday in Central.

 

The state’s No. 1 ranked team, Beckville will be at Timpson in Dist. 21-1A action.

 

The District 20-3A golf tournament will be played tomorrow and Thursday at Neches Pines Golf Course in Diboll.

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Sunny & Near 80 Today, Rain Chances Return Wednesday


Today Partly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind around 10 mph.
 
Wednesday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. South wind 10 to 15 mph.
 
Wednesday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
 
Thursday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. South wind 15 to 20 mph.
 
Thursday Night A 60 percent chance of evening showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 61. 
 
Friday A 20 percent chance of morning showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
 
Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 49.
 
Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

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