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Austin Bank-Timpson robbed at gunpoint Friday afternoon


The Austin Bank-Timpson branch was the sight of an armed robbery around 4 p.m. Friday afternoon. According to Pct. 5 Constable Stanley Burgay, two black males entered the bank, armed with a shotgun and demaned cash.

 

Burgay said the subjects were driving a small white unknown make car, and didn't say in what direction of travel they left the scene in.

 

He wasn't sure on the amount of cash taken. He added no one was injured in the incident.

 

Timpson Police, along with Shelby County Sheriff's Department law enforcement were on the scene and locked downed the bank. 

 

More details will be posted when they're made available.

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Joaquin Cross Country Team finishes off great season


The Joaquin Cross Country Team consists of a group of dedicated students who worked hard to improve their personal running times this season.  

 

Several members met consistently for early morning runs with their coach, Mindy Bragg, and also participated in the CASA Poultry Festival 5K Chicken Run held in Center.  

 

The District Cross Country meet was held at Lake Naconiche where Joaquin freshman, Justin Bailey, competed in the District Varsity meet placing 13th with a time of 21:45, the distance being 3 miles. 

 

Joaquin Jr. High students Tre Burns and Lorenzo Lane placed 10th and 12th respectively in their district race with the times of 10:08 and 10:13 running distance of 1.5 miles. 

 

Joaquin Jr. High student, Riley Sherrod placed 15th in her race with a time of 11:43 distance of 1.5 miles.  

 

Congratulations to all the runners who participated in this year's Cross Country events.  Way to go RAMS!!!!

 

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Center Christian Fellowship to have annual Hallelujah Night Saturday


Center Christian Fellowship will have their annual Hallelujah Night, Saturday,  November 1st  from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Center Christian Fellowship, Hwy. 96 north of Center. This family event is a Christian alternative to what the world calls “Halloween”. It’s free, free, free!  Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the food, fun, and fellowship.  Every child that comes will win lots of candy and prizes by playing the various games we have to offer.

There will be bounce houses, rock climbing, face painting, crafts, cake walk, etc.   There will be cotton candy, snow cones, fried Oreos, funnel cake, hot dogs, popcorn and more.  

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 10/30/14--10/31/14


Arrest Report

 

10/30/14—10/31/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Jamerick Hogan, 23, Mansfield, La., Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

Jeffrey Gesford, 36, Center, Arlington (TX) Warrant-Possession of Child Pornography

 

Nate Cheshire, 40, Center, Driving While License Invalid

 

Jonas Goodwin, 30, Center, Indecency with a Child

 

Albert McGee, 51, Center, Possession of Marijuana

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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October ending cold & windy, dress appropriately for tonight's outdoor events


It's Halloween and October is ending on a cold, windy note as Canadian air is headed into the Piney Woods today, as we'll have the coolest temperatures so far this fall with nighttime lows Saturday and Sunday mornings in the mid to upper 30s, and yes a chance of frost.

 

Tonight's trick-or-treaters and Friday night football fans will want to dress appropriately as temperatures will be in the lower 60s by sunset, and then falling into the low to middle 50s by mid-evening, a moderate north breeze will have wind chills into the upper 30s to low 40s.

 

Deer hunting season gets underway Saturday, and hunters will see chilly temps before sunrise both Saturday and Sunday, but plenty of sunshine and afternoon highs in the low to mid 60s.

 

By the way, don’t forget to set your clock back one hour before going to bed Saturday night. Daylight Savings Time comes to an end at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, and we'll be able to get an extra hour of sleep. Sunset will be around 5:30 p.m.

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Nacogdoches Co. sheriff does not believe KKK rally will take place Nov. 8


There’s been some speculation that the Texas Knights of the Ku Klux Klan would be holding their fall rally and cross lighting next Saturday, Nov. 8 on private property in Nacogdoches County.

 

On the group’s website, texaskkk.com, it’s stated, they will have such an event.

 

Yesterday, Sheriff Jason Bridges issued a statement, saying after checking into information using state and federal resources his office does not believe such a rally will be held in Nacogdoches County.

 

He said his department will continue to work with those agencies to purse info and leads about the rally.

 

However, in the event that the rally is held in Nacogdoches County, Sheriff Bridges said his office, as well as area law enforcement is prepared to handle the situation that arises.

 

He added that any meeting that deals with criminal intent or hatred will be dealt with accordingly.

 

He asks citizens to not panic or be over alarmed on mere discussion of a KKK rally being hosted in Nacogdoches County.

 

 

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Today is the final day to vote early for Nov. 4 elections


Early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election, as well as Center ISD Trustee and City of Center Council Position 2 election comes to an end today. In Shelby County, you can vote early from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for any of the elections at County Clerk Allison Harbison's office on the Center square.

 

There are a number of state-wide elections, in addition to district-wide races you're asked to vote on. As for the challenged local races on the ballot, they include 273rd District Judge, Democrat incumbent Charles R. Mitchell is challenged by Republican Louie Des Champs. In the County Commissioner Pct. 2 race, Republican Tim Runnels and Democrat incumbent Jimmy Lout; for Justice of the Peace Pct. 1, Republican Melissa Crouch and Democrat incumbent Maxie Eaves; JP Pct. 2, Republican Marla Denby and Democrat Jerry Powell; and for JP Pct. 5, Republican Mike Crouch and Democrat incumbent Jim Powers. There is also a write-in candidate for JP Pct. 5, Lee McIntyre. In the Center ISD Board of Trustee election, four incumbents are up for re-election, they are Dr. Dixon Golden, Ortega Cartwright, Jim Sawyer and Deborah Chadwick, and they're challenged by James Greer, Daphne LaRock, Traci Willoughby and John Henry Holloway. The City of Center has one council race contested, District 2 as incumbent Jerry Lathan is challenged by Jud Matthews.

 

In San Augustine County, early voting continues for 273rd District Judge, county judge as incumbent Democrat Samye Johnson is challenged by former judge and Republican Randy Williams, four San Augustine ISD Trustees, and five City of San Augustine Alderman spots. Residents of San Augustine County can vote for any of the elections early today at Election Administrator Deborah Wood's office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at the Broaddus Community Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

For a list of voting locations in Shelby and San Augustine Counties for Tuesday's election, they've been posted on the home page of the Center Broadcasting Company website, cbc-radio.com.

 

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Center Broadcasting and the Texas State Network will combined to bring you post-election coverage. 

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State Rep. Ashby to make stop in San Augustine today


State Rep. Trent Ashby is conducting a listening tour across House District 57 and will be making a stop in San Augustine from 10:30 to 12 noon today. Rep. Ashby will be at the San Augustine County Courthouse in the Commissioners’ Courtroom. This is an opportunity for constituents to offer feedback and their ideas on issues facing the 84th Legislative Session.

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TxDOT spares Nacogdoches apartment's mural in planned expansion


A mural depicting the history of Nacogdoches has been sparred destruction by the Texas Department of Transportation.

 

The mural on the side of the Russian Rivers Apartments on Austin Street in Nacogdoches will be left as is, as TxDOT announced the widening project will go with a north alignment alternative. T

 

he owner of the apartment complex said community support made the difference. Traffic congestion has been an issue for many that travel the street.

 

The expansion project on Austin Street is expected to open bids in 2017.

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County extension agent offers Halloween safety tips


Little ghost and goblins will be out in force later this afternoon and this evening going door-to-door seeking treats from local homes.

 

County Extension Agent Jheri-Lynn McSwain says if you'll be out-and-about driving, keep these safety measures in mind:

 

Slow down. Watch for children walking on roads, medians and curbs.

 

Enter and exit driveways carefully; be alert for children darting out from parked vehicles and from behind bushes and shrubs; never drink and dive.

 

As a parent, accompany children at all times; teach children to "stop, look, left-right-left, and listen" before they cross the road; use a flashlight and wear retro-reflective strips or patches; be certain the mask does not obstruct vision; and make sure that costumes do not impede walking or driving ability. 

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Several trick-or-treat activities scheduled for Halloween


Here are some Halloween activities planned for today:

 

The Shelby County Cruisers will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event. It will be at 5 p.m. this afternoon at First Baptist Church in Center.

 

Town & Country Real Estate on the Center Square invites kids to come by from 4 to 6 p.m. today for Trick or Treats.

 

There will be a Trunk or Treat at Huxley Bay Marina from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight. Activities include a kids’ costume contest at 6 p.m. and trunk decorating at 6:30 p.m. Call 368-2494 if you want to take part.

 

The Timpson Volunteer Fire Dept. is having a trick or treat spook house tonight at the fire department. There’s candy and a haunted fire hall.

 

The Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office will host its 1st Trunk or Treat event at the Sheriff Office today from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm. This will be a safe, family oriented, fun filled way for your child to Trick-or-Treat. They’ll also be passing out pamphlets on gun safety and drug awareness literature.
 

Woodland Christian Church in Timpson is hosting a Fall Festival & Truck or Treat on Saturday, November 1 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. 

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Shelby County Outreach Ministries to have "Praise" event Nov. 8


Shelby County Outreach Ministries will have a fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Shelby County Expo Center.

 

The all-day family event is called "Praise", and will include praise and worship, a classic car/motorcycle show and swap meet, plus games & children entertainment.

 

Events will start at 10 a.m. and go to 10 p.m.

 

Entry fee is $5 per person, with the car/motorcycle show entry $20.

 

Outreach ministries executive director Sherry Harding says that monies raised from “Praise” will go to the Senior Nutrition Programs, heaters for the elderly, coats for children, and other needs associated with the winter months.

 

For more, contact Ms. Harding at 598-4990.

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Events planned for annual Tenaha High School Homecoming Saturday


Big day tomorrow in Tenaha as Tenaha High School observed Homecoming. Classes ending in a "4" will be recognized, dating back from 1934 to present.

 

The Tenaha Hall of Honor induction ceremony will be at 10 a.m. as the late Berta Babek (Baa-bic), Retired Master Sgt. Jonathan Adams Matthews, a 1987 THS graduate, and Steven Joe Watson, from the Class of ’81, will be honored.

 

Something new is Tiger Tailgating that will be held at the High School parking lot from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., prior to the Tenaha-Overton football game. Tiger fans are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy music, games, food and prizes. All games are 50-cents to $1.

 

The homecoming parade starts at noon, with the Tiger Pep Rally at the high school starting about 2:25 p.m. Pre-game activities with the Homecoming Court and crowning of the Queen as well as Hall of Honor Inductees will begin at 3:30 p.m. Followed by the football game at The Pit at 4 p.m. Center Broadcasting will have the game on Q-100 KQBB as Don Wall describes the action starting with pre-game at 3:50 p.m.

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San Augustine Main Street's "Junk in the Trunk" to be held Saturday


San Augustine Main Street invites you to participate in their "Junk in the Trunk Event" Saturday, Nov. 1. It’s your opportunity to earn a few bucks for your Christmas spending and at the same time clean out your homes. Business vendors are also welcome. Fill out an application and drive in to one of the parking spaces on the downtown square, open your trunk, and start selling from 9 a.m. until noon. Applications may be requested by calling 936-201-9798. Spaces can be rented for $5 each.

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Tickets on sale through Monday for Taste of the Holidays


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are hosting the 2nd annual Taste of the Holidays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7 at the Windham Civic Center.

 

The eclectic culinary sampling and dining experience is being held in conjunction with the annual Pinecone and Mistletoe Christmas Market. Space is limited and advance tickets are $25 per person, which will cover admission costs to the Taste of the Holidays and the Pinecone and Mistletoe Christmas Market.

 

Tickets are on sale now through Monday, Nov. 3, and can be purchased at Sombreros, Center Antiques and Sandwich Shop, Gatherings, Shelby County Today, Jennings Place, the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce or from any chamber ambassador. 

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Funeral Notices: 10/31/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces pending service for Bro. Charles Hannah of Center. He passed away Thursday.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces a graveside service for 77-year old Marcelle Stone Smith of Shelbyville. She passed away Thursday at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. Graveside will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Carroll Cemetery in Shelbyville. A visitation will be held prior to the graveside service beginning at 12:30 p.m. Among Marcelle Stone Smith’s survivors are sons, Sammie Stephen & Edie Smith of Huxley and Larry Reed & Connie Smith of Huxley; daughter, Rhonda Lynn Smith of Huxley

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 78-year old Mauddie Ann "Doodle" Gilchrist of Center. She passed away Wednesday in Nacogdoches. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Old Salem Cemetery. Among Mauddie Ann "Doodle" Gilchrist's survivors are sons, Rickey & Teresa Gilchrist, and David & Angie Gilchrist, all of Center; brother-in-law, Fred Johnson of Center; sister-in-law, and Dorothy Faucet of Center.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces a memorial service for 54-year old Dale Harding of Center. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Hill Baptist Church in San Augustine.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 94-year old Pearline Andrews Windham of Center. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held prior to service, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces a graveside burial service for 63-year old Elizabeth Ann Ross of New Orleans, formerly of Center. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Fairview Cemetery in Center.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine announces service for 84-year old Norman Fletcher of Broaddus. He passed away Wednesday. He was U.S. Air Force retired. Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home Chapel, with burial at Broaddus Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. this evening at Wyman Roberts. Among Norman Fletcher’s survivors is wife, Dorothy Fletcher of Broaddus; daughters, Barbara & Cecil Martin of Broaddus, Joyce and Jim Chesson of Deer Park, Margaret & Randal Robertson of Houston; and son, Wayne Fletcher of Houston.

 

McDuffie Mortuary of Houston announces service for Travis Johnson of Houston. Service will be Saturday, Nov. 1 at 12 noon at East Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, with interment at Thompson Cemetery.

 

Hicks Mortuary in Center announces service for 38-year old Marcus T. Goodwin of Center. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Abundant Love Ministries at 1218 Shelbyville St. in Center, with burial at St. John Cemetery in the Africa Community. Repass will be at Mt. Zion CME Church & Eddie Rush Goodwin’s residence. Visitation will be all day today at Hicks’ Chapel.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 72-year old Floria L. Hewitt of Shelbyville. A Wake will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening at Community Funeral Home in Center. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Triumph First Pentecostal Church in Shelbyville, with interment at Lane Town Cemetery in San Augustine.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 73-year old Lizzia Mae Crockett of the Sexton Community. Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Reed Chapel Baptist Church in San Augustine, with interment at Corinth Cemetery, San Augustine. A Wake will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. this evening at the church.

 

Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces service for 67-year old Kathleen Yarbrough Moore of Timpson. Visitation will be from 10-12 Saturday at Antioch Baptist Church in Timpson, followed by service at noon at the church, with interment at Antioch Cemetery.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary in San Augustine announces service for 83-year old Elnora Lacy “Buck” Mackey of San Augustine. She passed away Oct. 26 at Colonial Pines Health Care Center in San Augustine. Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Union Grove Baptist Church in San Augustine, with interment at Union Grove Cemetery. Visitation and wake will be held from 12:30 to 9 p.m. today at Garner & Son Chapel. Among Elnora Lacy “Buck” Mackey’s survivors are sons, Robert & Jacqueline Mackey of Dallas, James Robert Mackey, Tommy Lacy, and Michael Anthony Lacy, all of San Augustine; daughters, Azzie Elnora & Rev. Henry Brown of Troup, and Azzie Lee & Wayne Porter of San Augustine; brothers, Willie & Mary Lacy of Houston, O.V. & Carolyn Lacy of San Augustine, and T.C. Lacy of San Augustine; and sister, Tillie B. Lee of Fort Worth.

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Local Sports Round up 10/31/14; SA @ Shelbyville highlights tonight's football, opening day of deer season is Saturday


In sub-varsity football last night, the Center Roughrider JV/9th grade came away with a 16-13 win over Texarkana Pleasant Grove; the 8th grade Riders came up short, 36-6; and the 7A Riders lost to Pleasant Grove, 38-30.

 

Tonight's high school football action has the Center Roughriders at 1-2 Texarkana Pleasant Grove, as the Riders are looking for their first district win. We'll have the game on KDET online and on 92.5 KXXE.

 

Big game in Shelbyville as the undefeated Dragons host the 2-1 San Augustine Wolves in our Shelby County Game of the Week on Q-100 KQBB. The winner has the upper hand for the district championship!

 

Also, 1-2 Joaquin goes to 0-3 Cushing tonight. If Joaquin wins their final two games, tonight, and at home next week versus Beckville, and Shelbyville beats San Augustine, the Rams are in the playoffs.  If San Augustine wins their final two games they're in. West Sabine is 2-1, and also in the mix trying to get in. Only three teams make post-season.

 

In a battle of two teams with 2-1 records is Timpson at Maud, with the winner pretty well assured the playoffs. The loser will likely fight it out with 2-1 Overton for third place. Overton will be in Tenaha Saturday afternoon for the Tigers’ homecoming at 4 p.m. The 3-0 Tigers can clinch the district championship with a win. Center Broadcasting will have the Overton-Tenaha game on Q-100 KQBB.

 

By the way, you can hear any of the our game broadcasting by going to our website at cbc-radio.com, or download the Tune-in radio app on your I-Phone or Android device.

 

In addition tonight, 2-1 Newton goes to 2-1 Garrison, Logansport travels to Northwood Lena, Carthage takes on Palestine, West Sabine at Beckville, Whitehouse at Nacogdoches, and Lufkin at Corsicana.

 

The SFA Football Lumberjacks are ranked No. 24 in the Sports Network Football poll and they're headed to NRG Stadium in Houston Saturday for their annual "Battle of the Pineywoods" with Sam Houston State. Kick-off is 3 p.m.

 

The Center High School tennis team is playing in the regional tournament in Willis today and Saturday.

 

The Roughriders Cross Country team will be in Humble today and Saturday for the regional meet.

 

The Center Lady Rider Varsity Volleyball team will play a Bi-District Championship game at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 in Carthage.

 

The first day of the General Season for White-Tail Deer hunting in East Texas is tomorrow, Nov. 1, with the season to run through Jan. 4. The archery deer hunting season will come to a close at night-fall Friday. The East Texas deer population number according to Texas Parks and Wildlife 2013 were around 240,000, or about 18 deer per 1,000 acres. Experts are saying with the "rut" expected to be underway a little earlier, that "trophy" buck may be in your cross-hairs the opening weekend.

 

The Shelby County Junior Bass Anglers will have a meeting on Monday, November 3rd at 7pm at the Pizzeria in Center. Any student in the 9th through 12 grades can join. Please come and be a part of some great fun and scholarship opportunity. You can Contact Lynn Stanford at 903-754- 4731.

 

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It's Friday!!!Sunny days & clear, cold nights through the weekend; Lake Wind Advisory from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today


Lake Wind Advisory from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today...
 
Today: Sunny, with a high near 71. North wind 5 to 15 mph, with gust to 25 mph.
 
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 37. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 61. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 35. East wind around 5 mph.
 
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 66. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
 
Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 73.
 
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.
 
Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77.

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Change noted in Shelbyville JV football schedule for tonight


J.V. Play at Shelbyville tonight @ 5:30 vs Henderson-Freshmen
Jr. High play at San Augustine @ 5:00

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ID needed for record number of Texans registered to vote


With the election now just days away, folks across Texas are being urged to get out and vote next Tuesday and they're being reminded that they will need the proper identification. After numerous twists and turns in the legal battle over the need for a photo I-D, the U-S Supreme Court ruled last week that the requirement will stand this election. Albert Morales is with the Advocacy Alliance Center of Texas.

    "They have to present a valid Texas ID. Different forms of ID are acceptable: a Texas concealed handgun license, also a military issued ID and a U-S passport also will work with that."

Voters can also present a state-issued driver's license, personal identification card or election identification certificate, or a U-S citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph.

 

There are a record number of Texans registered to vote this year: over 14-million. But Morales says with the voter turnout rate in the state usually among the worst in the nation, work continues to get more people to the polls.

   "We're hosting phone banks in order to call people and remind them in a non-partisan way to get out to vote. We're providing them with information as far as their nearest polling location and the hours that the polls are open."

In the 2012 election, only half of eligible voters in the state turned out to cast a ballot, and in 2010 it was only one in three.

 

You can vote early through Friday for all Shelby County elections, statewide, county, city of Center and Center ISD elections at the county clerk’s office on the Center square. You can cast your ballot from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today thru Friday.

 

Early voting for all elections in San Augustine County is taking place at Election Administrator Deborah Woods' office, and at the Broaddus Community Center. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today thru Friday at the elections office, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Broaddus at the community center.

 

 

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 10/29/14--10/30/14


Arrest Report

 

10/29/14—10/30/14

 

Shelby County: No Arrest Reported

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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San Augustine County Commissioners agree to hire Riley as interim Veterans Officer


San Augustine County Commissioners' Court approved the hiring of an interim Veterans' Service Officer during their meeting Tuesday morning.

 

Sherry Riley, who's also the Shelby County Veterans' Service Officer, will be assisting in San Augustine until a full-time replacement is made for Jim Fowler, who resigned due to personal reasons.

 

Ms. Riley will be in San Augustine County on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9am to 4pm, and closed from 12-1 for lunch.

 

The OK was also given for Commissioner Pct. 4 Rodney Ainsworth to work with Powell Town Fire Chief Tommy Bailey to repair the driveway at the fire station. It was confirmed with the county attorney that this is legal due to the fact Powell Town VFD is a county emergency service provider.

 

San Augustine County Commissioners also gave their backing to the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder proclamation. This is urging Texas State Government to provide appropriate funding for veterans that suffer the residual effects from serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

The next San Augustine County Commissioners' Court meeting has been moved to Monday, Nov. 10 due to the Veterans' Day Holiday. 

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City of Tenaha, local homeowners agree on sewer line costs extension


The City of Tenaha and citizens Gordon and Judy Dupre have come to an agreement to install 360-feet of sewage line from the Dupre's home on FM 947 south to tap into the city's service.

 

Mayor Orinthia Johnson said cost of installing the line is over $15,000, of which the Dupre's have agreed to pay $4,000 of the costs.

 

Mayor Johnson said due to a meeting agenda technicality, the executive session with Public Works Director Stacy Cranford to discuss a cost of living increase for city employees was tabled due to names not being included on the agenda. He said the item would be placed on the next meeting's agenda corrected.

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Nugent family hoping to send Bernie Tiede back to prison, saying he took large amounts of cash


The family of murdered Carthage millionaire Marjorie Nugent is seeking to send Bernie Tiede back to prison, as they released photocopies of two checks earlier this week.

 

The Nugent Family released a letter sent by Panola County Sheriff Kevin Lake in response to the family's open records request for evidence from the original murder investigation in 1996. That investigation spawned a second, still-pending charge of theft against Tiede in the amount of $100,000 to $200,000.

 

The allegation was that Tiede had been siphoning large amounts of money off of Marjorie, likely without her knowledge.

 

Tiede won release from prison earlier this year based on his alleged history of childhood sexual abuse, and new medical testimony claimed he "snapped" when he murdered Ms. Nugent after suffering alleged emotional abuse.

 

After serving 15 years of a life sentence, he was released, and has been living with filmmaker Richard Linklater in Austin.

 

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals is considering whether to make Tiede's release permanent or force him to return to prison.

 

The Nugent Family is saying Tiede murdered Marjorie to avoid prosecution for the alleged thefts.

 

Sheriff Lake's letter to the Nugent Family said Tiede was engaged in a "Deceptive course of conduct."

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Gas prices continue to drop statewide, not as much locally


The drop in gasoline prices continued the past week as U.S. oil production has jumped, sending crude oil prices lower here.

 

A stronger U.S. dollar also helps keep oil prices down. At the same time, demand is weak thanks to more fuel efficient vehicles in the U.S. and slowing economic growth in China. Those factors outweigh global issues any of which could otherwise send oil prices higher.

 

According to gasbuddy.com, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Texas is averaging $2.82 a gallon, that's down eight cents in the past week.

 

In Louisiana, a gallon’s averaging $2.87, down eight cents in a week. Nationally, the average is $3.02, which is seven cents less than last week and a quarter less from the same time a year ago. It’s also the lowest level in nearly four years. And twenty states actually have averages below $3.

 

Here at home, checking prices this morning in Center, the lowest we found was $2.86 at Wal-Mart, down two pennies in the past week, and at E-Z Mart on 96 North at $2.87. Prices are below $2.80 along Hwy. 59 from Garrison to Carthage.

 

Wholesale gasoline prices suggest the steady decline in U.S. gas prices since is likely to continue. Experts say this is not your garden-variety autumn swoon in gas prices. 

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Bands taking part in Texas State Military Marching Contest Saturday at SFA


Several local marching bands will be taking part in the Texas State Military Marching Contest to be held Saturday in Nacogdoches at SFA's Homer Bryce Stadium.

 

The event is sponsored by the National Association of Military Marching Bands.

 

The first 2A band to march will be the West Sabine band at 1 p.m., followed by the San Augustine band at 1:15 p.m., and the Timpson band will take the field at 2 p.m.

 

The 3A bands start at 2:30 p.m., with Hemphill to march at 3 p.m.

 

In Class 4A, Carthage marches at 5:15 p.m., and the Center Roughrider Band is scheduled to march at 5:30 p.m.

 

The 5A bands will start at 7:15 p.m., and the awards ceremony will be held at 8:30 p.m.

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Area Halloween events


The Shelby County Cruisers will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event. It will be on Friday, Oct. 31 at First Baptist Church from 5pm until the candy runs out.

 

There will be a Trunk or Treat at Huxley Bay Marina from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Activities include a kids’ costume contest at 6 p.m. and trunk decorating at 6:30 p.m. Call 368-2494 if you want to take part.

 

The Nacogdoches Jaycee's Haunted House is being held at the Nacogdoches County Expo Center at 7 p.m. nightly through Oct. 31. Admission is $10.

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Funeral Notices: 10/30/14


Mangum Funeral Home announces a graveside burial service for 63-year old Elizabeth Ann Ross of New Orleans, formerly of Center. She passed away Tuesday after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Fairview Cemetery in Center.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 94-year old Pearline Andrews Windham of Center. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held prior to service, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces a memorial service for 54-year old Dale Harding of Center. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Hill Baptist Church in San Augustine.

 

All Saints Funeral Home of Round Rock announces a cremation with no service for 66-year old John W. Ashby of Georgetown, formerly of Center. He passed way Wednesday, Oct. 22 in Georgetown. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Center, and was a graduate of Center High School. He worked for Beall’s Brothers as a store manager prior to his career with Edward Jones, from which he retired. There will be no service. Among John W. Ashby’s survivors is his wife, Sue Ashby; son, J.W. Ashby; mother, Mildred Ashby; and sister, Diana A. Davis of Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Lung Association.

 

McDuffie Mortuary of Houston announces service for Travis Johnson of Houston. Service will be Saturday, Nov. 1 at 12 noon at East Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, with interment at Thompson Cemetery.

 

Hicks Mortuary in Center announces service for 38-year old Marcus T. Goodwin of Center. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Abundant Love Ministries at 1218 Shelbyville St. in Center, with burial at St. John Cemetery in the Africa Community. Repass will be at Mt. Zion CME Church & Eddie Rush Goodwin’s residence. Visitation will be all day Friday at Hicks’ Chapel.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 72-year old Mrs. Floria L. Hewitt of Shelbyville. A Wake will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Community Funeral Home in Center. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Triumph First Pentecostal Church in Shelbyville, with interment at Lane Town Cemetery in San Augustine.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 73-year old Miss Lizzia Mae Crockett of the Sexton Community. Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Reed Chapel Baptist Church in San Augustine, with interment at Corinth Cemetery, San Augustine. A Wake will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church.

 

Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces service for 67-year old Mrs. Kathleen Yarbrough Moore of Timpson. Visitation will be from 10-12 Saturday at Antioch Baptist Church in Timpson, followed by service at noon at the church, with interment at Antioch Cemetery. 

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Local Sports Round up 10/30/14; sub-varsity football today, general gun deer season opens Saturday


In sub-varsity football this afternoon, the Center Roughrider Freshmen/JV will combine for a final home game versus Texarkana Pleasant Grove at Roughrider Stadium starting at 5 p.m.

 

Meanwhile, the Center Middle School 7th Grade A team and 8th Grade A teams will go to Texarkana Pleasant Grove beginning at 4:30 p.m. The games are to be played at the high school stadium.

 

In other games today, Shelbyville Jr. High and JV go to San Augustine starting at 5 p.m.

 

Joaquin Jr. High and JV are home to play Cushing beginning at 5 p.m.

 

Timpson Jr. High will be home to play Maud starting at 5:30 p.m. with the 8th grade, and 7th grade, only if Maud has enough players.

 

Garrison Jr. High and JV go to Newton today starting at 4:30 p.m.

 

Friday night's high school football action has the Center Roughriders at Texarkana Pleasant Grove, big game in Shelbyville tomorrow night as the undefeated Dragons host the San Augustine Wolves in our Shelby County Game of the Week on Q-100 KQBB. You can hear the Rider game, plus the San Augustine/Shelbyville Games by going to our website at cbc-radio.com, or download the Tune-in radio app on your I-Phone or Android device. Also, Joaquin goes to Cushing and Timpson will be at Maud, as both games have playoff implications, and Overton will be in Tenaha Saturday afternoon for the Tigers’ homecoming at 4 p.m. Center Broadcasting will have the Overton-Tenaha game on Q-100 KQBB. Newton goes to Garrison Friday, and Logansport travels to Northwood Lena.

 

The SFA Football Lumberjacks are ranked No. 24 in the Sports Network Football poll after their 27-17 win over No. 8 Southeastern Louisiana last Saturday. Lumberjack running back Gus Johnson was the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his 116 yards and two TDs. In addition, punter Nick Bruno was the league’s Special Teams Player of the Week. He averaged 46.2 yards and hit two 52-yeard punts. SFA will be at NRG Stadium in Houston Saturday for their annual Battle of the Pineywoods with Sam Houston State. Kick-off is 3 p.m.

 

The Center High School tennis team will head to the regional tournament in Willis on Friday and Saturday.

 

The Roughriders Cross Country team will be in Humble on Friday and Saturday for the regional meet.

 

The first day of the General Season for White-Tail Deer hunting in East Texas is Saturday, Nov. 1, with the season to run through Jan. 4. The archery deer hunting season will come to a close at night-fall Friday. The East Texas deer population number according to Texas Parks and Wildlife 2013 were around 240,000, or about 18 deer per 1,000 acres. Experts are saying with the "rut" expected to be underway a little earlier, that "trophy" buck may be in your cross-hairs the opening weekend.

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Two-day hunt planned for those with physical disabilities


The 6th Annual Angelina Wheelin’ Sportsmen Event for people with disabilities will be Dec. 12-13th at the Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest, Winston Tree Farm and Alazon Wildlife Management Area.

 

The two-day deer and hog hunt is for individuals with physical disabilities. Twenty participants will be drawn for the event and they must provide their own transporation, lodging and have a vaild Texas hunting license. Voluteers and instructors will be on hand to assist. Meals will be provided for participants and two guests.

 

Applications are available at Forest Service Ranger’s Offices in Zavalla, Hemphill, and Kennard, at the Forest Supervisor’s office in Lufkin.

 

Applications must be received at the Angelina District Office (Attn: Jason Engle, 111 Walnut Ridge Road, Zavalla, Texas) by Nov. 21.

 

There is no cost to attend.

 

For more information, contact Jason Engle at 936-897-1068.

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There's a chill in the air...Sunny & low 70s, Artic air due in Friday night, light frost possible


Today: Sunny, with a high near 73. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.
 
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 51. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph after midnight.
 
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 71. North wind 5 to 15 mph.
 
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 61. East wind around 5 mph.
 
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38.
 
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
 
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
 
Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 74.

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House with no electrical service destroyed by fire in Timpson Tuesday night


Timpson Volunteer Fireman, with assistance from the Tenaha Volunteer Fire Department were called out to a house fire around 10 p.m. last night at the corner of Pecan and Grand Street, across from the senior apartments.

 

The wood-frame structure reportedly had no electrical service, although an individual was said to live there.

 

There were no injuries. The house is said to be a total loss.

 

An investigation continues into the cause of the fire.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 10/28/14--10/29/14


Arrest Report

10/28/14—10/29/14

 

Shelby County:

 

William Dale Stewart, 37, Hemphill, Orange County Warrant-Failure to Appear, Original Charge: Driving While License Invalid

 

Belinda Green, 43, Center, Warrant-Violation of Probation, Original Charge: Possession of a Controlled Substance, Center PD Warrants-No Insurance, Violate Promise to Appear, Driving While License Invalid & Expired or No Registration

 

San Augustine County:

 

Carlton A. Bluford, 43, San Augustine, Motion to Revoke, Community Supervision

 

Wallace C. Clifton, 54, San Augustine, Public Intoxication Enhanced

 

Pamala F. Page, 24, Nacogdoches, Parked Facing Traffic & Littering

 

Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

 

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Voters deciding on Proposition 1 in Nov. 4 election, early voting continues through Friday


We’re into the final three days of early voting for next Tuesday’s General Election, and on the ballot is one referendum, Proposition 1, which would divert oil and gas tax revenues from the rainy day fund so the money can be used for transportation projects.

 

The reallocation is estimated to be around $1.7 billion annually.

 

State Sen. Robert Nicholls, who authored the senate bill, says the measure will provide much needed funding for the state’s aging and congested transportation system and will do so without raising taxes, charging new fees or using tolls. 

 

He added with the Texas population growing by approximately 1,200 people every day, the demand on our infrastructure has increased significantly. From our health care system to our schools, Sen. Nicholls says Texas must plan for our future growth if we wish to continue our economic success.

 

You can vote early through Friday for all Shelby County elections, statewide, county, city of Center and Center ISD elections at the county clerk’s office on the Center square. You can cast your ballot from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today thru Friday.

 

Early voting for all elections in San Augustine County is taking place at Election Administrator Deborah Woods' office, and at the Broaddus Community Center. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today thru Friday at the elections office, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Broaddus at the community center.

 

You’re reminded you must have a valid photo ID in order to vote.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reported verbal exchange in courtroom leads to attorney throwing binder at DA, striking investigator


A verbal altercation between Shelby County District Attorney Kenneth Florence and attorney Robert Goodwin reportedly escalated to the latter allegedly throwing a binder notebook at the DA during a hearing last Friday, missing his mark, and striking DA investigator Bobby Carlsen in the face at the Shelby County Courthouse.

 

According to an online article in The Light & Champion newspaper Tuesday, the two had exchanges throughout a hearing in District Judge Charles "Brick" Dickerson's courtroom, and when an alleged comment from Florence provoked Goodwin into throwing the binder.

 

The article said Goodwin filed a motion to withdraw as court-appointed counsel for Rebecca Fountain on Monday, citing his health, safety, and possible arrest, incarceration and prosecution by the district attorney were concerns.

 

Goodwin said he approached the bench in hopes of filing a Gag Order because he felt the jury pool was contaminated by what he said were slanderous, unauthorized and wholly unfounded attacks on him made to the local newspaper by District Attorney Florence.

 

Goodwin was seeking to dismiss charges against Fountain, who's charged with the March 2012 stabbing death of Mark Alan Ray of Joaquin.

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Fight at campground leaves Sabine County man in coma


Sabine County authorities say a fight between two friends at a campground earlier this month has left a Hemphill man in a coma.

 

Sheriff’s office officials say 49-year old Neal Shelton has been charged with two counts of first-degree aggravated assault and interference with an emergency call after he and 53-year old Richard Barlow of Hemphill got into an argument at Lakeview Recreation Park in the Six Mile community on Oct. 16.

 

After Barlow went to the ground unconscious, Shelton reportedly continued to beat and stomp on him.

 

Shelton also struck 60-year old George Ann Ferguson as she tried to break up the fight.

 

Sabine County Sheriff’s officials say Ferguson got Barlow into her car and drove him to the Sabine County Hospital where they were treated.

 

Barlow was airlifted to a Tyler hospital for treatment and then soon sent to hospice where he was taken off life support last Saturday.

 

Shelton is being held on a $510,000 bond.

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Property Brothers coming to Nacogodoches Dec. 6, to judge Christmas parade


If you’re a fan of the HGTV’s Property Brothers, the identical twins, Drew & Jonathan Scott, as well as their older sibling, JD Scott of Great American Country TV’s All-American Amusement Parks, they’ll all three be in Nacogdoches in December.

 

On Saturday, Dec. 6, they will give a presentation on their lives, “Scott Brothers: Up Close & Personal.” The presentation will be held at Mast Hall from 3 to 4 p.m., and afterwards, fans will have the opportunity to take photos with the TV stars and get autographs at the Cole Art Center from 4 to 5 p.m.

 

The event is free, but tickets are required. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the Nacogdoches Visitor Center, 200 E. Main, starting Nov. 10.

 

The Scott brothers will also be judging this year’s lighted Christmas parade on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. in downtown Nacogdoches.

 

Property Brothers, Drew & Jonathan Scott will be in Nacogdoches with their older sibling, JD, Dec. 6. (Courtesty Photo)

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Timpson grad's animals do well at Louisiana State Fair


Margo Hooper, a 2013 Timpson High School graduate, recently took part in the Louisiana State Fair Open Show where she had two heifers in the Intermediate Heifer age break and won Grand Division and Reserve Grand Division.

 

Her senior heifer won Grand Division and went on to win the Simmental show at the Louisiana State Fair.

 

Ms. Hooper also won adult showmanship.

 

Margo Hooper was on the Dean's List at Panola College in the Spring and has been selected for Who's Who at Panola for her high GPA.

 

Margo Hooper showing at the Louisiana State Fair Livestock Show. (Courtesy Photo)

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San Augustine Chamber to hold ribbon cutting for San Augustine Scrap Thursday


The San Augustine County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for San Augustine Scrap, at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 30. The business is the former Extreme Scrap on Hwy. 147. All are invited to attend.

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Funeral notices 10/29/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 94-year old Pearline Andrews Windham of Center. She passed away Tuesday in Center. She was employed at the Center ISD for many years in the cafeteria. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held prior to service, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Among Pearline Andrews Windham’s survivors is son, David & Bonnie Windham of Nacogdoches; and sister, Sally Anderson of Garrison.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces a memorial service for 54-year old Dale Harding of Center. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Hill Baptist Church in San Augustine.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 93-year old Chief Master Sergeant retired Wilson “Larkin” Miller of Austin. A full military honors service will be held at 11 a.m. this morning at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Visitation will be held prior to service beginning at 9 a.m. this morning. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. 

 

McDuffie Mortuary of Houston announces service for Travis Johnson of Houston. He passed away Saturday. Service will be Saturday, Nov. 1 at 12 noon at East Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, with interment at Thompson Cemetery. Among Travis Johnson's survivors is wife, Elaine White Johnson of Houston; sisters-in-law, Loretta Biggers and Nikkie White, both of Center, and Jacquiline White of San Augustine; and brothers-in-law, Lonnie White, Jr. of San Augustine and Errol Biggers of Center.

 

Hicks Mortuary in Center announces service for 38-year old Marcus T. Goodwin of Center. He passed away Sunday. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Abundant Love Ministries at 1218 Shelbyville St. in Center, with burial at St. John Cemetery in the Africa Community. Repass will be at Mt. Zion CME Church & Eddie Rush Goodwin’s residence. Visitation will be all day Friday at Hicks’ Chapel. Among Marcus Goodwins’ survivors is his wife, Rachelle Goodwin of Center; sons, LaMarcus Goodwin of Center, and Avanta’ Fredieu of Tenaha; daughter, Marchaelle Goodwin of Center; step-son, SaDarion Walker of Center; father, Archie Clayton Singleton of Longview; mother, Shirley Ruth Goodwin of Center; and grandmother, Eddie Ruth Goodwin of Center; brothers, Christopher Singleton of Canada, and Louis Singleton of Nacogdoches; and sisters, Jessica Singleton and Kylie Singleton, both of Longview, and Ashley Singleton and Ariel Singleton, both of Beaumont.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending service for 72-year old Mrs. Floria L. Hewitt of Shelbyville passed away Sunday at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. A Wake will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Community Funeral Home in Center. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Triumph First Pentecostal Church in Shelbyville, with interment at Lane Town Cemetery in San Augustine. Among Floria Hewitt’s survivors is her husband, Jimmy Earl Hewitt of Shelbyville; three sons, Billy & Pauline Hewitt, James Earl & Gloria Joyce Hewitt, and Charles & Sherinaka Hewitt, all of Shelbyville; two sisters, Ora Mae & Donald Silmon of Dallas and Avis & Leroy Ayers of Longview; and a brothers, Billy Lane of Dallas.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 73-year old Miss Lizzia Mae Crockett of the Sexton Community. She passed away Friday night at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Reed Chapel Baptist Church in San Augustine, with interment at Corinth Cemetery, San Augustine. A Wake will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church. Among Lizzie Mae Crockett’s survivors is a daughter, Tericia Crockett of Shelbyville; a son, Elvis Ross Crockett of San Augustine; four sisters, LueVenia Barnes of Sexton, Lovie C. Boyd of Gloster, La., Iva Nell Simmons of Geneva, and Velma Cartwright of Sexton; three brothers, Leroy Crockett of Shelbyville, and Lonnie Crockett and James Crockett, both of San Augustine.

 

Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces service for 67-year old Mrs. Kathleen Yarbrough Moore of Timpson. She passed away Wednesday at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Visitation will be from 10-12 Saturday at Antioch Baptist Church in Timpson, followed by service at noon at the church, with interment at Antioch Cemetery. Among Kathleen Yarbrough Moore’s survivors is her mother, LaMerle Yarbrough of Timpson, two daughters, Kathleen Moore & Monica Moore, both of Timpson; a son, Marvin & Ulanda Moore of Houston; two sisters, Gladys & Roy Jenkins of Tenaha, and Maristine & Donald Rhodes of Timpson; and a brother, George Ray Yarbrough of Timpson.

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Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, turn clocks "back" one hour


Be sure and remember to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night, as Daylight Savings Time will come to an end at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. It's "fall back", as we return to Standard Time Sunday morning, and get that hour of sleep back we lost in the spring.

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Local Sports Roundup 10/29/14; Lady Rider Volleyball headed to state playoffs


The Center Lady Rider Varsity Volleyball team is headed to the state playoffs and will meet Carthage for the Bi-District Championship at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 in Carthage.

 

The high school basketball season is just around the corner and several teams have been included on the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ state rankings released Monday. The San Augustine Wolves are pre-season ranked No. 7 in the Class 2A poll, Laneville is No. 2 and Douglass No. 18 in Class A, Central Heights’ boys are No. 19 in the Class 3A rankings, and Tatum is No. 23 in the 4A poll. As for girls, the Chireno Lady Owls are No. 18 in Class A; and Central Heights is No. 9 in girls’ 3A.

 

The Center High School tennis team will head to the regional tournament in Willis on Friday and Saturday.

 

The Roughriders Cross Country team will be in Humble as well on Friday and Saturday for the regional tournament.

 

This week's Friday night high school football action, Center at Texarkana Pleasant Grove, San Augustine goes to Shelbyville in our Shelby County Game of the Week on Q-100 KQBB. Elsewherer, Joaquin at Cushing,  Timpson at Maud, Overton will be in Tenaha at 4 p.m. Saturday for the Tigers’ homecoming, Newton goes to Garrison, and Logansport goes to Northwood Lena.

 

In sub-varsity football Thursday, the Center Roughrider Freshmen/JV will combine for a final home game versus Texarkana Pleasant Grove at Roughrider Stadium at 5 p.m.

 

Meanwhile, the Center Middle School 7th Grade A team and 8th Grade A teams will go to Texarkana Pleasant Grove beginning at 4:30 p.m. The games are to be played at the high school stadium.

 

In other games Thursday, Shelbyville Jr. High and JV at San Augustine starting at 5 p.m.

 

Joaquin Jr. High and JV are home to play Cushing beginning at 5 p.m.

 

Timpson Jr. High at home to play Maud starting at 5 p.m.

 

Garrison Jr. High and JV go to Newton Thursday starting at 4:30 p.m.

 

The SFA Football Lumberjacks are ranked No. 24 in the Sports Network Football poll after their 27-17 win over No. 8 Southeastern Louisiana last Saturday. Lumberjack running back Gus Johnson was the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his 116 yards and two TDs. In addition, punter Nick Bruno was the league’s Special Teams Player of the Week. He averaged 46.2 yards and hit two 52-yeard punts. SFA will be at NRG Stadium in Houston Saturday for their annual Battle of the Pineywoods with Sam Houston State. Kick-off is 3 p.m.

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Cold front to finally push through area with good chance of rain, cooler temps


Today: A 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 75. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 74. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 65.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

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Useful tips for tailgating with the Tenaha Tigers during homecoming Saturday


We cannot express how excited we are for a great Saturday of Tenaha Pride at
our annual Homecoming Day Festivities!  The day is quickly approaching and
below are some helpful tips and information that you might find useful:

Parking:  Our normal game day parking routines will open at 9:00AM on
Saturday.  The front high school lot is reserved for parking pass holders
only.  The Tiger Gym Lot is available for all day come and go access for $3.
All day includes Hall of Honor, parade, tailgate, and game.  However, free
lots in front and behind the TISD Administration building are also
available.  There will be NO presale of parking passes this week.  The Tiger
Gym lot will be first come, first serve and will be sold until filled. 

Food Options:  For visitors to the Hall of Honor Induction, breakfast hors
d'oeuvers  will be served for those in attendance.  For parade goers and
Tailgaters, the food vendors at the Tiger Tailgate in front of Tenaha High
School will be opening around 11:30 AM just before the parade downtown.
Those vendors which include pulled pork barbecue and funnel cakes will
remain open up until the Tailgate party ends at 2:30PM.  And be sure to
enjoy a Tiger Burger and other great concession items at the Tenaha
Homecoming game vs. Overton that kicks off at 4:00 PM. 

Downtown Parade:  The streets of Tenaha will be filled with fans, kids,
alums, and community members for the annual Homecoming parade.  Floats from
anniversary classes that end in the number four, along with class floats,
the Homecoming Court, and much, much more will parade through Tenaha showing their Maroon Pride. 

Tailgating with the Tigers:  In conjunction with this year's theme, TISD has
added a new event to the day of Homecoming fun.  After the parade, join us
in front of the Tenaha High School building for a carnival atmosphere of
games, music, food and fun leading up to game time.  Also, Tenaha High
School Alumni are invited to join us at the TISD administration building for
the annual Alumni Walk where memorabilia and clips of Tenaha's storied past
will be on display.  Who knows, there may be a gift for alums who show their
pride to be able to display their pride at the game by completing the walk 

Tiger Pre-Game Pep Rally:  At approximately 2:25 PM, the Tailgating
activities will come to a close with a street style Tiger Pep Rally
highlighted by the recently named 1st Division Roarin' Band from Tigerland
and the THS Cheerleaders.  The gates to Tiger Stadium will open and fans are
encouraged to get fired up and make some noise as the Tiger Nation gets
ready to watch it's team clinch a 6th straight District Championship against
the Overton Mustangs. 

Tigers vs. Mustangs-  THS Homecoming Game

Pre-game activities and the crowning of this year's Homecoming Queen will
begin at 3:30 PM in Tiger Stadium.  Kickoff between the Tigers and Mustangs
is at 4:00 PM.  Be sure to stay tuned during the game for the Senior Class
Cake Auction and other great announcements and recognition.

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Center native making contribution to U.S. Navy


OAK HARBOR, Wash. – A 2011 Center High School graduate and Center, Texas, native is serving with the U.S. Navy’s aviation Electronic Attack Squadron 132 (VAQ-142), also known as the “Gray Wolves”.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Davian Criswell is an information systems technician with VAQ-132, a Whidbey Island-based squadron that operates the Navy’s newest electronic warfare aircraft, the EA-18G Growler.

Criswell contributes to the squadron’s mission by working on the computer system to make sure the crew has communication in the squadron. It helps to make sure the pilots have good communication with the ships and other units.

Built to replace the EA-6B Prowler, the EA-18G Growler is a carrier-based electronic warfare aircraft and the cornerstone of the naval Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) mission. It’s platform is derived from the combat proven F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft, and adds a sophisticated electronic warfare suite that enables it to suppress enemy air defenses as well as electronic attack operations.

“It makes me feel like I’m really part of the military. It’s the first time I’ve worked so close to a jet,” said Criswell.

The Growler has two seats, is over 60 feet long, and can weigh up to 66,000 lbs. when fully loaded with all missiles and electronic jammers. It is capable of traveling over 1,100 miles per hour; around 1.5 times the speed of sound.

Criswell said he is proud to be a part of the 187-member squadron that is ready to defend America at all times and enjoys working.

“Everyone here is willing to help you out,” explained Criswell. “It’s makes you realize what being is the military is all about.”

Sailors’ jobs are highly varied with VAQ-142. The men and women keep all parts of the squadron running smoothly — this includes everything from maintaining aircraft airframes and engines, to processing paperwork, handling weaponry, and flying the aircraft.

“Every day I am constantly impressed by my exceptional sailors,” said Cmdr. David J. Rueter, VAQ-142’s commanding officer. “My team is filled with hardworking and highly qualified professionals who hold uncommon levels of responsibility and accountability in support of our mission: Provide worldwide tactical Airborne Electronic Attack against targets at sea or ashore in support of U.S. and Coalition combat forces. They embody the Navy’s core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment to the fullest!”



Petty Officer 3rd Class Davian Criswell is an information systems technician with VAQ-132.

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Metal pumpkin decorating contest winners to be recognized this afternoon


Delbert & Wylma Beckham of db Metal Art and Ben & Tracie Galindo of The Little Fox
Marketplace invite everyone to a reception being held in the loft of The Little
Fox Marketplace from 5 to 6 pm on Tuesday, October 28th. 

 

Recently, local artists participated in a Metal Pumpkin Decorating Contest.  At 5:30, winners will be presented with their gift certificates - $30 Gift Certificate for 1st place, $20 certificate for 2nd, and$10 gift certificate for 3rd.  In addition, a name will be drawn for  the $25 gift certificate from the names of everyone who voted.  Cupcakes and cookies from Sassy Red's Bakery will be featured.

Kids of all ages are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes.

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Front moving in with chances of rain, cool down


Today: A 30 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph after midnight.

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. East wind around 5 mph.

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 76.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 46.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 71.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 10/27/14--10/28/14


Arrest Report

 

10/27/14—10/28/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Chadburn Adams, 39, Joaquin, Warrant-Hunting Deer from a Vehicle

 

LaQuita Casey Watts, 38, Center, 2 Warrants-Failure to ID

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Follow-up: More information released in death of Center man; PD says suicide


We have some additional information on the death of a Center man whose body was found at his East Center residence.

 

Center Police say in a press release Monday they received a 911 call around 2:30 a.m. Sunday in reference to a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound at a residence on Garrett Street.

 

Upon arrival Center PD officers found a black male, 38-year old Marcus Tremaine Goodwin with an apparent gunshot wound.

 

Justice of the Peace Pct. 4 Larry Jones pronounced Goodwin deceased at the scene.

 

The case is currently under investigation by Det. David Haley.

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Shelby County Sheriff's Department says man died from self-inflicted gunshot wound


According to Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell, the death of a Center man over the weekend appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

 

In a press release Monday, Sheriff Blackwell says deputies along with EMS were dispatched at 5:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon to the home of 54-year old Dale Wayne Harding on County Road 1023.

 

Harding's body was discovered by his brother who hadn't been able to contact him for a week or so.

 

Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 Maxie Eaves pronounced Dale Wayne Harding deceased at the scene.

 

The case remains under investigation by the Sheriff's Office Investigator Chad Brown.

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Nacogdoches County officials investigating attempted murder-suicide


Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office is saying a fire in the Carrizo Creek area on FM 1878 was an apparent attempted murder-suicide around 8 a.m. Monday morning.

 

Sheriff Jason Bridges says a woman’s body with a gunshot wound to her chest was found in the two-story home by firefighters, and her bedridden common-law husband was able to be rescued.

 

Sheriff Bridges says 61-year old Margi Lynn Goff was pronounced dead at the scene of an apparent self-inflicted, close-contact wound in her chest. A gun was found near her body.

 

Firefighters rescued 65-year old Hal David Parris, a stroke victim from a medical bed.

 

Parris confirmed to authorities that Goff set the fire.

 

The incident continues under investigation, with an autopsy ordered on Goff.

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Shelby County Commissioners table action on annexation of subdivision road, appoint Robin Crawford to appraisal board


At the Shelby County Commissioners' Court meeting Monday, the court agreed to table any action on the annexation of a road in the Land's End Subdivision until the next meeting Nov. 10.

 

Some 15 landowners in the subdivision, located on FM 2026 had petitioned the court seeking assistance with maintenance on road, which is less than a mile long. Pct. 4 Commissioner Bradley Allen advised he would check more into the situation before the next meeting.

 

Action was also take to appoint Robin Crawford of Timpson to the Shelby County Appraisal Board, to fill a position that's been vacant since the passing of Billy Walton.

 

Also, Able Tree was awarded the bid of $400 to remove a dead tree at the district probation office.

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Early voting down to final four days for Nov. 4 General Election


Early voting continues until Friday, Oct. 31 for the Nov. 4 General Election. In Shelby County, all county, city of Center and Center ISD elections vote early at the county clerk’s office on the Center square. You can cast your ballot from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today thru Friday.

 

Early voting for all elections in San Augustine County is taking place at Election Administrator Deborah Woods' office, and at the Broaddus Community Center. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today thru Friday at the elections office, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Broaddus at the community center.

 

You’re reminded you must have a valid photo ID in order to vote.

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San Augustine County Commissioners to meet this morning


The San Augustine County Commissioners’ Court has a meeting at 9 a.m. this morning, and among the agenda items for discussion and possible action will be the Powell Town Volunteer Fire Department driveway; an interim replacement for the Veterans Service Officer to begin Nov. 3; a resolution to observe Texas Veterans’ Hyper baric Oxygen; proclaiming 2014 Home Care and Hospice Month; moving the Nov. 11 commissioners’ court meeting to Monday, Nov. 10 due to the Veterans’ Day Holiday; and Judge Samye Johnson will present a report eligibility to participate in TxDOT Economically Disadvantaged Counties Program Fiscal Year 2015.

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Tenaha City Council to have special meeting this afternoon


The Tenaha City Council will have a special called meeting at 5:15 p.m. this afternoon to discuss and possibly take action on two agenda items.

 

Those include installation of a new sewer line at the residence of Gordon & Judy Dupre and Public Works Director Stacy Cranford to meet with the council in executive session to discuss a cost of living increase for city employees.

 

If any action is taken, it will be done so in open session.

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The Blessing Box in Center provides a hot lunch, food pantry assistance


There's a community ministry that began the first of the year just north of the four-way stop on Tenaha Street in Center known as The Blessing Box. Eva Fuller said she wanted to give back and serve as many people as possible with a food pantry and a four-day a week $4 donation hot meal, for anybody, regardless.

 

Ms. Fuller says she prepares anywhere from 40 to 100 meals a day, and that money doesn't matter, especially if a person's hungry. She's serving lunches from 10-2 Tuesday thru Thursday, and till 5 p.m. on Friday when fish is on the menu. Ms. Fuller adds it can be costly especially when you figure in rent and utilities and that donations for meals go right back in to buy food and meet expenses.

 

She’s also accepting non-perishable food items through the holidays for The Blessing Box food pantry.

 

Assisting Ms. Fuller at The Blessing Box ministry is Barbara Moton.

 

For more information contact Eva Fuller at 936-572-8857 or Barbara Moton at 936-332-8400. The Blessing Box is located at 218 Porter Street.

 

Ms. Fuller said, "God put me here to be a service for him". She adds her goal is to make The Blessing Box self-sufficient and serve as many people as possible. "I want people who visit to fell God's presense".

 

 

 

 

 

 

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San Augustine Main Street's "Junk in the Trunk" set for Saturday


San Augustine Main Street invites you to participate in the quarterly "Junk in the Trunk Event" this Saturday, Nov. 1.

 

It’s your opportunity to earn a few bucks for your Christmas spending and at the same time clean out your homes for the Christmas holidays.

 

Business vendors are welcome too!

 

Fill out an application and drive in to one of the parking spaces on the downtown square, open your trunk, and start selling from 9 a.m. until noon.

 

Enjoy shopping or selling!

 

Vendor applications may be requested by calling 936-201-9798.

 

Spaces can be rented for $5 each.

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Children oriented Halloween events in Center, Joaquin today


The Center Varsity Baseball Team is inviting all area businesses to be a part of “Halloween in the Hole” from 5 to 7 p.m. this evening at the varsity baseball field. Local businesses, clubs and civic organizations will be set up for Trick or Treaters to come and enjoy. They will follow the candy giveaway with a fun ballgame with the players in costume. All kids, 12 and under are invited to join in the fun by Trick or Treating. Trophies will be given out for the best Halloween costumes.

 

The Joaquin PTO is having a Trunk or Treat from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight, Tuesday at the elementary school parking lot. A silent auction basket fundraiser will be at 6 p.m. There will be a costume contest for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

 

The Shelby County Cruisers will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event. It will be on Friday, Oct. 31 at First Baptist Church from 5pm until the candy runs out.

 

The Nacogdoches Jaycee's Haunted House is being held at the Nacogdoches County Expo Center at 7 p.m. nightly through Oct. 31. Admission is $10.

 

 

 

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Funeral notices 10/28/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces a memorial service for 54-year old Dale Harding of Center. He passed away Sunday at his residence. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Hill Baptist Church in San Augustine. Among Dale Harding’s survivors are his parents, Jim & Helen Harding of San Augustine; brothers, Dennis and Sheila Harding of Nacogdoches, James & Judy Harding of Center, Jeffery & Sherry Harding of Shelbyville, Dean Harding of Shelbyville, Joe Harding and Levi Harding, both of San Augustine; and sisters, Lori & Steve McSwain and Hope & Jessi Harrison, all of Center.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 93-year old Chief Master Sergeant retired Wilson “Larkin” Miller of Austin. A full military honors service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Visitation will be held prior to service beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. 

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending service for 73-year old Mrs. Lizzia Mae Crockett of San Augustine. She passes away Saturday at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending service for 72-year old Floria L. Hewitt of Shelbyville passed away Sunday at Nacogdoches Memorial Hosptial.

 

Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces pending serivce for 67-year old Mrs. Kathleen Moore of Timpson.

 

 

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Local Sports Roundup 10/28/14; Shelbyville Jr. High Cross Country teams take district, Dragons, Tigers hovering below AP Top 10


The Shelbyville Dragons and Lady Dragons Junior High Cross Country Teams pulled off a sweep of the championship at the District 22 Cross Country Meet last Wednesday at Lake Naconiche. The Junior High Dragon Boys team made school history by being the first Boys Cross Country Team at any level to win a District Championship. And with the Girls also winning the District Title, this is the first time in Shelbyville Junior High history that the Dragons and Lady Dragons have swept the championships.

 

Timpson Jr. High Cross Country participant Sadie Ramsey took the girls’ district championship with a time of 10:29. She was more than 20 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor. Timpson had 73 from high school through junior high taking part.

 

Girls’ volleyball action Tuesday, it’s the final game of the season for the Lady Riders as they have senior night hosting Diboll starting at 5 p.m., and the Timpson Lady Bears go to Carlisle to conclude their season.

 

It's Tuesday and Don Wall's Shelby County Coaches' Show will air from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight on Q100 KQBB and online at cbc-radio.com.

 

The AP Texas High School Rankings are out and the Shelbyville Dragons and Tenaha Tigers are both just below the Class 2A Top 10. Shelbyville is up a spot to No. 12 this week, while Tenaha is up three to No. 15, while Alto is No. 7. Refugio remains the No. 1 team. In Class 3A, Cisco is still No. 1, with Waskom at No. 5, Corrigan-Camden dropping to No. 12, Newton No. 14, and Kirbyville No. 15. The Rattlers of Navasota remain the top team in Class 4A, with Gilmer at No. 3, Gladewater No. 8, and Hardin-Jefferson No. 10. Up in 5A, Aledo is No. 1, with Longview at No. 15. The top team in 6A is still Allen.

 

This week's Friday night high school football action, Center at Texarkana Pleasant Grove, San Augustine goes to Shelbyville, Joaquin at Cushing,  Timpson at Maud, Overton will be in Tenaha Saturday for the Tigers’ homecoming, Newton goes to Garrison, and Logansport goes to Northwood Lena.

 

In sub-varsity football Thursday, the Center Roughrider Freshmen/JV will combine for a final home game versus Texarkana Pleasant Grove at Roughrider Stadium at 5 p.m.

 

Meanwhile, the Center Middle School 7th Grade A team and 8th Grade A teams will go to Texarkana Pleasant Grove beginning at 4:30 p.m. The games are to be played at the high school stadium.


You may use the following address for any GPS: 5406 McKnight Rd. Texarkana,TX.75503

or

I’ve also posted a link for directions to the Center Broadcast Co. Website, just look under today’s Local Sports Round-up.


Follow the link below for Directions to the school:
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/658+Rough+Rider+Dr,+Center,+TX+75935/5406+McKnight+Rd,+Texarkana,+TX+75503/@32.8213818,-94.234484,8z/am=t/data=!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x86376e5b0164d883:0x7976f41419cf7d64!2m2!1d-94.1993589!2d31.8014866!1m5!1m1!1s0x8634422b5e407e65:0x5bead433262ad8ab!2m2!1d-94.1090799!2d33.4657447

 

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 10/24/14--10/27/14


Arrest Report

10/24/14—10/27/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Darryl McClelland, 54, Center, Warrant-Criminal Trespass

 

Jeremy Holloway, 40, Center, Warrant-Criminal Trespass & Warrant-Criminal Non-Support

 

Terrell Tucker, 49, Pasadena, Violation of Probation, Original Charge: Tampering/Falsifying Physical Evidence

 

Kaiman Deray Carter, 20, San Augustine, Violation of Probation, Original Charge: Possession of Marijuana & Theft

 

Laura Hernandez, 43, Gonzalez, False Report to a Peace Officer

 

Carlos Hernandez, 20, Gonzalez, Criminal Trespass

 

Maranda Whitton, 19, Long Branch, Public Intoxication

 

Jasmine Goodwin, 37, Timpson, Possession of a Controlled Substance & Theft

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Patchy morning fog, sunny & warm, highs near 84, rain forecast Tuesday thru Wednesday morning


Today: Patchy fog this morning. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
 
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind around 5 mph.
 
Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph after midnight.
 
Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of morning showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.
 
Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
 
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.
 
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 76.

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Center PD investigating death of man found at his residence Saturday night


The Center Police Department is investigating the death of a Center man whose body was discovered at his home in East Center Saturday.

 

Center PD told Center Broadcasting Sunday they would have a formal news release soon.

 

We do know the deceased has been identified as 38-year old Marcus Goodwin, Jr.

 

It’s not known at this time if Goodwin may have taken his own life or if officials believe there could be other circumstances.

 

Funeral service for Marcus Goodwin, Jr. is pending at Hicks Mortuary. 

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Youngster injured in dog attack said to be OK, parents arrested for Injury to a Child Serious Bodily Injury


We want to bring you up-to-date on the incident that involved a child being attacked by a pit bull dog last Wednesday near Timpson in the Rose Hill Community.

 

The three-year old male was life-flighted to Texas Children’s Hospital in Dallas, and suffered multiple head injuries from the attack. It's reported the child will be OK.

 

Center Broadcasting was advised in a press release from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office that Child Abuse Investigator Chad Brown was investigating the incident.

 

We have been able to verify through Dallas County Jail records that the parents of the child, 20- year old Leanne Fox and 27-year old David Parks were both arrested Thursday and booked in to the Dallas County Jail on a charge of Injury to a Child Serious Bodily Injury. They are to be transferred back to Shelby County.

 

Leann Fox was indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury last month and charged with Criminal Negligent Homicide Injury to a Child in the death of a toddler child that reportedly drowned in a bathtub.

 

The dog in question has been quarantined.

 

We’ll have more information on this story as it becomes available.

 

 

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Two life-flighted from scene of one-vehicle accident on U.S. Hwy. 96 north Friday


A single-vehicle accident Friday afternoon on U.S. Hwy. 96, just south of Tenaha sent two men via two separate life-flight helicopters to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.

 

The incident occurred just before 3:30 p.m. when 18-year old Chris Brown, driving an Audi A4, with three other teen-age passengers, applied his brakes for unknown reason, losing control, left the roadway, and rolled multiple times.

 

Brown and 17-year old Michael Downs were flown from the scene. A 14-year old female was taken by ACE EMS to ETMC Carthage, for treatment of unknown injuries, while another 17-year old male was un-hurt.

 

Brown remains in the hospital and is reported to have a long-road to recovery via a Facebook post from a family member.

 

Meanwhile, Downs was released with a compound fracture in his back. The condition of the 14-year old is not known.

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court to hear from subdivision landowners petitioning annexation of road, possible appointment to appraisal board


The Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will have a special meeting at 9:30 this morning, and among the agenda items for discussion and possible action will be annexation of Lands End Subdivision road as petitioned by the landowners of the subdivision; and appointment to the Shelby County Appraisal Board due to a vacant position.

 

The court will may also accept bids on removal of a dead tree at the Shelby County District Probation office; and Pct. 4 to request bids on the sale of a John Deer maintainer.

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Center City Council meets today to discuss airport hangar expansion plan


The Center City Council has a regular meeting at 5 p.m. this afternoon and among the agenda items for discussion and possible action will be a resolution authorizing modification of approved airport layout plan and execution of hangar lease agreement in conformance to the modified plan.

 

City Manager Chad Nehring said that FAA & TxDOT require all airport activities and land use conform to the approved plan. He said with continued development and size needs of private hangar space continuing to develop at Center Municipal Airport this is just a formality to approve.

 

In addition, the council will consider a street closure request for the lighted Christmas parade on Dec. 6.

 

Nehring will also present the annual cash and investment report; advise council of the Halloween in the Hole event at the city baseball park Tuesday; and advise council on the recent presentation Texas DPS to Center PD Sgt. Duane Gordon.

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First week of early voting wraps-up, local elections result in good turn-out; extended hours today in Shelby County, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


After a full-week of early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election, we’re down to the final four days of balloting.

 

As of the close of voting Sunday afternoon, 1,259 had cast their ballots early in Shelby County for the General Election, 841 in the Center ISD Trustee race, and 40 for the City of Center Council Position 2.

 

 

Early voting continues until Friday, Oct. 31. In Shelby County, all county, city of Center and Center ISD elections vote early at the county clerk’s office on the Center square. You can cast your ballot from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday thru Friday.

 

 

Early voting for all elections in San Augustine County is taking place at Election Administrator Deborah Woods' office, and at the Broaddus Community Center. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today thru Friday at the elections office, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Broaddus at the community center.

 

You’re reminded you must have a valid photo ID in order to vote. 

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Joaquin City Council meets this morning to award bid on sewer project


The Joaquin City Council will meet in special session at 9 a.m. this morning and the only agenda item for discussion and approval will be awarding the bid on the 2013 TDA Sewer Project.

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Follow-up: Thursday night house fire near Tenaha traced back to kitchen


To follow up on a house fire story we had Friday, the home of Justin Horton on Hwy. 59 south of Tenaha received substantial damage as it was reported to be fully engulfed in flames when Tenaha Volunteer Firemen arrived Thursday night.

 

Along with assistance from the Timpson VFD, the home was not a total loss.

 

The cause of the fire is being traced back to the kitchen area.

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Nacogdoches County Sheriff's deputy injured in two-vehicle accident Friday


A Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Department deputy was injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday at Loop 224 and Hwy. 7 West in Nacogdoches.

 

According to Sheriff Jason Bridges, Deputy Marguerite Vasquez suffered a broken ankle in the mishap as she took evasive action to avoid a vehicle that had exited the loop on the feeder ramp and was attempting to cross onto Hwy. 7.

 

Both Deputy Vasquez and the unidentified driver were transported to the hospital. The other drive was treated and released.

 

The accident is being investigated by the Texas DPS.

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Several Halloween events taking place this week


The San Augustine Chamber of Commerce will have a Trunk or Treat at 5:30 p.m. this afternoon, Monday in downtown San Augustine at businesses and the courthouse square. All trick-or-treaters are invited to this free event.

 

The Center Varsity Baseball Team is inviting all area businesses to be a part of “Halloween in the Hole” from 5 to 7 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the varsity baseball field. They're asking local businesses, clubs and civic organizations to set up a table and allow Trick or Treaters to come and enjoy. They will follow the candy giveaway with a fun ballgame with the players in costume. If you are interested in being a part of this event, contact John Michael Burns at 488-1587 or Larry Horn at 590-2965. All kids, 12 and under are invited to join in the fun by Trick or Treating. Everyone is invited and trophies will be given out for the best Halloween costumes.

 

The Joaquin PTO is having a Trunk or Treat from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the elementary school parking lot. A silent auction basket fundraiser will be at 6 p.m. There will be a costume contest for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

 

The Shelby County Cruisers will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event. It will be on Friday, Oct. 31 at First Baptist Church from 5pm until the candy runs out.

 

 

 

 

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Veterans' Day programs being planned for Nov. 11


The Timpson ISD and Timpson American Legion Post 90 are sponsoring the Timpson Veterans' Day Celebration at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the Timpson High School Gymnasium. All veterans, families and friends are invited.

 

Joaquin ISD Veterans’ Day Program will be held Tuesday, November 11 in the JHS Gymnasium starting at 9:00am. You’re asked to please contact Wanda Scruggs at 269-3127, (ext. 423 ) by Friday, November 7th if you plan to attend the program. All veterans and their families will be honored with a breakfast in the JHS Library following the program.

 

Panola College is hosting its second annual Veterans Day Dinner at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11 in the Ballroom of the Phoebe Sue Perlman Student Center. The Panola College Green Jackets, the honorary student organization, established the dinner to honor the many men and women of East Texas who have served in our nation’s armed forces. The dinner is free to all area veterans. Honorary speaker is Colonel Ron Franks. All veterans are invited to bring a guest. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with limited seating. You’re asked to RSVP by calling Ruth Brooks at 903-693-1183.

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Tenaha ISD preparing for homecoming activities this week


The Tenaha High School Homecoming to be held this Saturday, Nov. 1, as the classes ending in a "4" will be honored, dating back to 1934 to present.

 

The Tenaha Hall of Honor induction ceremony will be at 10 a.m. as Berta Babek (Baa-bic), Retired Master Sgt. Jonathan Adams Matthews and Steven Joe Watson will be honored.

 

Something new is Tiger Tailgating that will be held at the High School parking lot from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. next Saturday, prior to the Tenaha-Overton football game. Tiger fans are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy music, games, food and prizes. All games are 50-cents to $1.

 

The homecoming parade starts at noon, with the Tiger Pep Rally at the high school starting about 2:25 p.m.

 

Pre-game activities with the Homecoming Court and crowning of the Queen as well as Hall of Honor Inductees will begin at 3:30 p.m. Followed by the football game vs. Overton at The Pit at 4 p.m.

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Funeral Notices: 10/27/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 93-year old Chief Master Sergeant retired Wilson “Larkin” Miller of Austin. He passed away Saturday. A full military honors service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Visitation will be held prior to service beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.  Among Wilson “Larkin” Miller’s survivors is his wife, Vera Youngbloom; daughter, Vivian Miller and husband James Boylan; son Gary & Gayle Miller; daughter, Deborah & Bill Bates

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine announces service for 73-year old Guy Husband of Zavalla. He passed away Saturday in Lufkin. He was a barber and also worked as a realtor. Service will be at 1 p.m. today at Broaddus United Pentecostal Church. Among Guy Husband’s survivors is his wife, Charlotte Rushing Husband of Zavalla; sons, Brent Husband of Huntington and Stewart & Becky Husband of Zavalla; and sister, Quibie Smith of Amarillo.

 

Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces pending service for 67-year old Kathleen Moore of Timpson. She passed away Wednesday at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

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Local Sports Round up 10/27/14; district football standings updated


Last Friday night’s football scores had Atlanta over Center, 56-13, Shelbyville beats Beckville, 60-7 with Texas High School Football legend, G.A. Moore in attendance, Tenaha over Timpson, 57-25, Joaquin wins the shoot-out with San Augustine, 54-44, as both teams combined for over 800 yards of offense, Garrison loses to Crockett, 45-14, and St. Mary’s over Logansport, 35-12. Also, Carthage 55, Brownsboro 14, West Sabine over Cushing, 38-16, Deweyville beats Hemphill, 38-24, Nacogdoches over Lindale, 42-25, and Ennis defeats Lufkin, 55-48. 

 

The Center Roughriders are at the bottom of the Dist. 6-4A, Div. II standings at 0-3 after their loss to Atlanta. Gladewater beat Pleasant Grove, 35-14, and is alone in first at 3-0, meanwhile, Tatum defeated Spring Hill 45-28. Atlanta and Tatum are 2-1, Pleasant Grove and Spring Hill are 1-2. The Riders must win Friday night at Pleasant Grove to have a chance at the fourth play-off spot.

 

In Dist. 10-2A, Div. I, Shelbyville is 7-0 on the season, and alone in first-place atop the district at 3-0, San Augustine and West Sabine are 2-1, and Joaquin and Beckville are 1-2. Cushing is 0-3.

 

This week San Augustine goes to Shelbyville, with the district championship on the line, Joaquin at Cushing and West Sabine at Beckville.

 

Dist. 11-2A, Div. II has Tenaha on top at 3-0, with a three-way tie for second between Maud, Timpson and Overton at 2-1. Mount Enterprise and Fruitvale are 0-3.

 

This week’s games have Timpson at Maud, Mount Enterprise at Fruitvale and Overton will be in Tenaha Saturday for the Tigers’ homecoming.

 

Meanwhile, in Dist. 11-3A, Div. II, there’s a three-way tie for the lead with Corrigan-Camden, Garrison and Newton at 2-1, Crockett and Deweyville are 1-2 and Hemphill is 0-3.

 

This week Newton goes to Garrison, Corrigan-Camden at Deweyville and Crockett at Hemphill.

 

Also this week, Logansport goes to Northwood Lena.

 

The SFA Lumberjacks defeat No. 8 ranked Southeastern Louisiana 27-17 Saturday at Homer Bryce Stadium. It was homecoming for SFA, as they meet rival Sam Houston Saturday at NRG Stadium in Houston in the Battle of the Pineywoods.

 

The Shelbyville Dragons and Lady Dragons Junior High Cross Country Teams pulled off a sweep of the championship at the District 22 Cross Country Meet last Wednesday at Lake Naconiche. The Junior High Dragon Boys team made school history by being the first Boys Cross Country Team at any level to win a District Championship. And with the Girls also winning the District Title, this is the first time in Shelbyville Junior High history that the Dragons and Lady Dragons have swept the championships.

 

Timpson Jr. High Cross Country participant Sadie Ramsey took the girls’ district championship with a time of 10:29. She was more than 20 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor. Timpson had 73 from high school through junior high taking part.

 

Girls’ volleyball action Tuesday, it’s the final game of the season for the Lady Riders as they have senior night hosting Diboll starting at 5 p.m., and the Timpson Lady Bears go to Carlisle to conclude their season.

 

High School Football Standings

 

Dist. 6-4A Div. II

                          Dist.   All

Gladewater        3-0    7-1

Atlanta               2-1    7-1

Tatum                2-1     4-4

Tx. Pleas Grove 1-2     5-3

Spring Hill          1-2     2-6

Center               0-3    2-5

 

Oct. 24

Atlanta 56 Center 13

Pleasant Grove 21 Gladewater 41

Tatum 45 Spring Hill 28

 

Oct. 31

Center at Pleasant Grove

Tatum at Atlanta

Spring Hill at Gladewater

 

Dist. 10-2A Div. I

                        Dist.  All

Shelbyville      3-0   7-0

West Sabine    2-1    6-2

San Augustine2-1   4-4

Joaquin           1-2   4-3

Beckville           1-2    4-3

Cushing           0-3    4-4

 

Oct. 24

Beckville 7 Shelbyville 60

Joaquin 54  San Augustine 44

Cushing 16  West Sabine 38

 

Oct. 31

San Augustine at Shelbyville

Joaquin at Cushing

West Sabine at Beckville

 

Dist. 11-2A Div. II

                Dist.   All

Tenaha     3-0    6-1

Maud         2-1    4-4

Overton     2-1    4-4

Timpson   2-1    2-5

Mt. Enter   0-3    3-5

Fruitvale    0-3    0-8

 

Oct. 24

Tenaha 57 Timpson 25

Maud 61 Fruitvale 6

Overton at Mount Enterprise

 

Oct. 31

Overton at Tenaha (Sat.)

Timpson at Maud

Mount Enterprise at Fruitvale

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High school football scores 10-24-14


FINALS

 

Atlanta 56  Center 13

Beckville 7 Shelbyville 60

Tenaha 57  Timpson 25

Joaquin 54  San Augustine 44

Garrison 14  Crockett 45

St. Mary 35  Logansport 12

 

Carthage 55  Browsboro 14

Lindale 35  Nacogdoches 42

Ennis 55  Lufkin 48

Newton 44  Corrigan-Camden 26

Pleasant Grove 21  Gladewater 41

Tatum 45  Spring Hill 28

Mt. Plesant 6  Longivew 63

Chapel Hill 38  Kilgore 21 

Henderson 51  Palestine 10

Jacksonville 14  Whitehouse 56

Corsicana 3  John Tyler 33

Texas High 41  Marshall 14

Greenville 17  Hallsville 26

Sulphur Springs 47  Pine Tree 27

 

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Sunny & Warm weekend, highs in the mid 80s, rain possible Tuesday & Wednesday


Today: Sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. South wind around 5 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 86. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. South wind around 5 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 10/23/14--10/24/14


Arrest Report

 

10/23/14—10/24/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Robert Clinton Lilly, 32, Timpson, Warrant-Harassment

 

James Lee Casey, 21, Shelbyville, 2x Warrants-No Safety Belt, 2x Warrants for No Drivers License, Warrants for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Expired Trailer Registration, Expired Registration & Warrant for Expired Motor Vehicle Inspection

 

James Reece Casey, 35, Shelbyville, Warrants-Open Container, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia & Warrant for Driving While License Invalid

 

San Augustine County:

 

Justin J. Garrett, 21, San Augustine, Sexual Assault

 

Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

 

 

 

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Child receives multiple dog bites as result of attack in Timpson Wednesday


A Timpson youngster is in Dallas Children’s Hospital after suffering dog bites following an attack Wednesday evening at a Timpson residence.

 

In a press release, Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell says his office received a call from East Texas Medical Center in Carthage regarding a small child had been bitten by a pit bull dog.

 

The 3-year old was taken to the ER by a private vehicle.

 

Sheriff Blackwell said Investigator Kevin Windham arrived at ETMC around 7:30 p.m. and found the male child with multiple injuries.

 

The youngster was life flighted to Dallas Children’s Hospital.

 

The dog was picked up by authorities and placed in quarantine in accordance with state law.

 

The incident is currently under criminal investigation by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Child Abuse Investigator Chad Brown.

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Tenaha, Timpson firemen battle house fire Thursday evening


A house fire was reported at a residence on U.S. Hwy. 59 south of Tenaha around 7:45 p.m. last night.

 

Tenaha Volunteer Firemen, with assistance from the Timpson Volunteer Fire Dept. responded to the home of Justin Horton, some 4 miles from Tenaha.

 

We have no other information at this time.

 

The home is located across Hwy. 59 from County Road 4653.

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San Augustine man remains in jail following felony charges


A San Augustine County man remains in jail on four state-jail felony charges, including unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, aggravated assault of a family member causing injury and two counts of endangering a child.

 

Baytown Police arrested 28-year old Kenneth Grimet two weeks ago on outstanding warrants in connection to allegations he assaulted his female cousin before he stole her car and fled, almost hitting the woman's two small children in the process in September.

 

The incident occurred on County Road 4400, and after hitting the woman in the face, neck and torso, Griment, who was intoxicated, allegedly slammed her face into the top of her car and a tree before fleeing the scene and almost running over an 8 and 10 year old child.

 

The car was recovered in Baytown.

 

Kenneth Grimet

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Early voting continues for another week, weekend opportunities also available


Early voting continues for another week, until next Friday, Oct. 31.

 

In Shelby County, all county, city of Center and Center ISD elections vote early at the county clerk’s office on the Center square.

 

You can cast your ballot today from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., also Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 26, from noon to 4 p.m.

 

There will be another extended hour voting time next Monday, Oct. 27 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and then the final four days, Oct. 28-31 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

 

Early voting for all elections in San Augustine County is taking place at Election Administrator Deborah Woods' office, and at the Broaddus Community Center.

 

Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the elections office, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Broaddus.

 

Weekend hours will be Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at both locations.

 

Regular hours will be observed next week. Remember, you must have a valid photo ID in order to vote.

 

 

 

 

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Timpson City Coucil not to renew Code Red contract, to discuss possible police force reduction in November


The Timpson City Council has agreed to not renew the Code Red Contract for the next year.

 

Mayor Debra Smith said the emergency call out and/or text notification runs the city $2,000 annually, and it just wasn’t in the budget to continue. She added the company's street maps were also not been updated to match the city of Timpson.

 

Mayor Smith added that a discussion will take place at the November meeting in regards to possible reduction in the Timpson Police Department force.

 

She said Councilman Ronnie Wolfe has asked that it be placed on the meeting agenda as the City of Timpson works with a deficit agenda in the new Fiscal Year.

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San Augustine's Sassafras Festival gets underway with BBQ cook-off today, music show tonight, full-lineup of activities planned for Saturday


The 24th San Augustine Sassafras Festival is tomorrow. There's no admission to the event, which will feature arts, craft and food vendors, plus entertainment and contest for all ages, all on the downtown San Augustine Courthouse Square. The festival’s opening ceremony will kick things off at 9 a.m. There will be an Alzheimer’s Walk at 10 a.m., a classic car show, an art exhibit, and a “Kid’s Alley”. A reunion of San Augustine High School graduates will take place throughout the day. There's a number of contest such as hotdog eating, photography, a pet contest and a Halloween costume contest. Sassafras activities actually get underway today with the Ray Estes’ BBQ Cook-off. For information or to sign up for a contest, call 936-275-3610.

 

Ayish (Eye-ish) Hall’s Sassafras Festival Fall Music Show will be held at 7 p.m., tonight. There will be family friendly fun Country Music Entertainment featuring The Sugar Moons, which include Sarah Griffin Humphries, Will Lewis, Sam Marks, Shane Mathews and Cody Wood. Special guests include Jimmy Webb and Missy & Brian Monroe, and The Texas Tumbleweed. Tickets are $6 at the door with concessions available. Ayish Hall is located at 825 W. Columbia in San Augustine.

 

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Center High School Homecoming events kick-off today


It's Homecoming Week at Center High School and the Homecoming Pep Rally is scheduled for 3 p.m. this afternoon, and the Riders will take on Atlanta in the Homecoming Game at 7:30 p.m.

 

The CHS Alumni Meeting will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Windham Civic Center, and the Homecoming Parade will be at 4 p.m. Saturday on the Center Square.

During Saturday’s CHS Alumni Meeting the 2014 Hall of Honor Award recipients Retha Renee Swindell from the Class of 1975, and J.W. (Jim) Braden of the Class of 1944 will be honored.

 

Ms. Swindell was a stand-out student athlete at Center High, setting a national and state record in the Triple Jump that stood for three years, and was awarded a prestigious Texas Achievement Scholarship to the University of Texas. While at UT she continued to make her mark on the basketball court where many of her records still stand. She was inducted into the University of Texas Women’s Athletic Hall of Honor in 2001. She was also selected as a member of the 1978 US Select Basketball Team, and as a 1977-78 Women's NIT All American. Ms. Swindell also played professional basketball in Chicago and Dallas.

 

Mr. Braden left Center and worked in the Oil and Gas industry which took him to places around the world before retiring and returning to Center. He was employed for 34 ½ years with Gulf Oil. Mr. Braden graduated Lon Morris Jr. College and then Hardin-Simmons University with a B.S. in Business Management and Economics. In 1986 he received the Outstanding Alumni Award from Lon Morris, and has been a very active civic and community leader, including a Royal Arch Mason.

 

The student ministry of First Baptist Church of Center will sponsor a 5th quarter after the Center homecoming football game tonight. The event will go until midnight with food, fun and games. The 5th quarter is open to 7th thru 12 grade students in Shelby County and will be held at the Family Life Center and the big parking lot.

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Shelbyville varsity cheerleaders take Pineywoods Fair championship


The Shelbyville High School Varsity Cheerleaders took 1st place at the recent Pineywoods Fair Cheer Competition in Nacogdoches, on Saturday, October 11.

 

The cheerleaders are: Madison Jones (Captain), Abbey Bays, Ali Baty, Taylor Clark, Mallory Howard, Belinda Bohannon, Blaire Deal, Cleosha Jeter, Wytavia Jones, Kennedy Parker, Kamaryn Smith, Savannah Smith, Hannah Hall, Jessica Garrett, Caitlyn Campbell, and Kalie Vaughn. 

 

Cheer Sponsor is Lisa Eaves.

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Timpson twirlers qualify for state competition


The Timpson High School twirlers competed at UIL Twirling Contest Wednesday evening at Lufkin ISD.  The girls received 7 superior ratings.  Both ensembles earned a superior rating as well as 5 solos.  All Timpson twirlers qualified for the State UIL competition which will be held in Pflugerville on Memorial Day weekend.  The THS twirler sponsors are Kristen Solomon and Amber Rennick.

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JNL Rehab & Rescue founder recovering from injuries received during recent rescue; adoption event to be held Saturday at Tractor Supply


I had the opportunity to speak with Lacey Griffin of JNL Animal Rehabilitation and Rescue Thursday and she informed me she was involved in a rescue related accident a week ago when a horse was "spooked" and ran over her.

 

She suffered some broken ribs, ruptured Sternum and a concussion during the mishap. However, she said she's on the mend and is preparing for an animal adoption event Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tractor Supply in Center.

 

She said all types and sizes of dogs will be available for adoption. All that's required is an application, reference check and you picking up the costs of spay or neuter if the animal isn't already.

 

Ms. Griffin also said that Rachelle Deranger of Beaumont was the winner of the recent gun raffle.

 

She wanted to let everyone know she appreciates your kindness, thoughts and prayers during her recovery and her mission.

 

She can be reached at 936-645-8359.

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Center PD hosting blood drive this afternoon, call and make appointment to give


Center Police Department will be hosting a Blood Drive this afternoon at the Center PD at 1020 Shelbyville Street. The blood drive will start at 12pm noon and end at 6pm. Contact Amy Lindley 936-598-2788 to set up a time to donate. Eat, Drink, and Bring I.D. to donate. T-shirts will be given to those who attempt to donate.

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Halloween event schedule: Timpson Trunk or Treat set for Saturday evening


The Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce and Timpson Ministerial Alliance are sponsoring Truck or Treat on the Square at 6 p.m. Saturday night. There will be prizes for the top 2 costumes, $25 each; best decorated trunk or vehicle, $50 each; and a Best Baby Costume prize of $25.

 

The San Augustine Chamber of Commerce will have a Trunk or Treat at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 in downtown San Augustine at businesses and the courthouse square. All trick-or-treaters are invited to this free event.

 

The Center Varsity Baseball Team is inviting all area businesses to be a part of “Halloween in the Hole” from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the varsity baseball field. They're asking local businesses, clubs and civic organizations to set up a table and allow Trick or Treaters to come and enjoy. They will follow the candy giveaway with a fun ballgame with the players in costume. If you are interested in being a part of this event, contact John Michael Burns at 488-1587 or Larry Horn at 590-2965. All kids, 12 and under are invited to join in the fun by Trick or Treating. Everyone is invited and trophies will be given out for the best Halloween costumes.

 

The Shelby County Cruisers will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event. It will be on Friday, Oct. 31 at First Baptist Church from 5pm until the candy runs out.

 

 

 

 

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Funeral notices 10/24/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces a graveside service will be held for 85-year old Jimmie Boland of Tenaha. She passed away Wednesday in Tyler. No other service information is available at this time.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 79-year old Jesse J. Jones of Center, who passed away Wednesday in San Augustine. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. this evening at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Therese Catholic Church in Center, with interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park. He retired from Brown & Root Marine Operators and was a log truck driver. Among Jesse J. Jones' survivors is his wife, Lucille Mena Jones of Center; daughter, Deidra Annette Jones of Spring; sons, Kenneth Duane and Amanda Jones of Center, Gary Alan and Susan Jones of Lindale and William Casey and Gina Jones of Spring; and brother, Charles Ray and Pat Jones of Patroon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Therese Remodeling Fund.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 50-year old Cole Hooper of Center.Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Watson & Sons Funeral Home to assist with final expenses.

 

Sid Roberts Funeral Home in Nacogdoches announces service for Gladys Jenkins. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. this afternoon at Sid Roberts Funeral Home with a Wake from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on FM 353 in San Augustine. Service will follow at 1 p.m.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 61-year old James Earl Moore of Center and San Augustine. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. this evening at Community Funeral Home in Center. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Baptist Church in Center, with interment at Westview Cemetery in Center.

 

 

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Local Sports Roundup 10/24/14; Rider sub-varsity results, teams in must-win tonight to make playoffs


Tough night for Center Roughrider sub-varsity teams against Atlanta. The only win came as the 7B Riders defeated Atlanta, 12-6. The 7A Riders lose, 14-16, 8th grade came up short, 8-30, and the JV/Freshmen lost to Atlanta, 38-46.

 

The Timpson 8th grade team remains undefeated with a 36-6 win over Tenaha last night.

 

Tonight's high school football schedule has the 2-4 Center Roughriders at home for homecoming game against the 6-1 state-ranked Atlanta Rabbits. We'll have the game on KDET online at cbc-radio.com, and on 92.5 KXXE with Rob Chris and the Rider Radio Team describe the action from Roughrider Stadium starting at 7 p.m.

 

The Riders are 0-2 in district, and are trying to stop a three-game losing streak, including their first two district games. Other games in Dist. 6-4A, Div. II tonight include 1-1 Tatum at 1-1 Spring Hill and 1-1 Pleasant Grove at 2-0 Gladewater. The top-four teams in the district make the playoffs.

 

The 6-0 Shelbyville Dragons are home to play 4-2 Beckville in the Shelby County Game of the Week on Q-100 KQBB and online at cbc-radio.com. Don Wall has the play-by-play starting with pre-game at 7:20 p.m.

 

The Dragons and San Augustine Wolves are tied atop the Dist. 10-2A, Div. I standings at 2-0, with Beckville and West Sabine at 1-1, while Joaquin and Cushing are 0-2.

 

Joaquin is in a must-win tonight at San Augustine if they hope to keep their playoffs alive, as the top-three teams advance. Cushing goes to West Sabine in the other district game.

 

Elsewhere around the area, the 5-1 Tenaha Tigers go to the 2-4 Timpson Bears in a battle of the top-two teams in District 11-2A, Div. II. It's the first meeting between the two teams since 2009. Also, 1-1 Maud at 0-2 Fruitvale and 1-1 Overton at 0-2 Mt. Enterprise.

 

The 4-2 Garrison Bulldogs go to winless Crockett tonight. Garrison is tied with state-ranked undefeated Corrigan-Camden for the district lead at 2-0.

 

Also, St. Mary’s visits Logansport.

 

Other area games, Carthage at Brownsboro, Lindale at Nacogdoches, Ennis at Lufkin, Hemphill at Deweyville, Mt. Pleasant at Longview, Henderson at Palestine, and Jacksonville at Whitehouse, among others.

 

SFA is having homecoming, and the Lumberjacks will host Southeast Louisiana Saturday afternoon at Homer Bryce Stadium.

 

In volleyball, the Center Lady Riders will be in Jasper at 9 a.m. Saturday, and the Timpson Lady Bears are home against state-ranked Beckville at 4 p.m. Friday.

 

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Shelbvyville state championship teams to be honored during annual reunion Saturday


All Shelbyville High School graduates have a special invitation to attend the Shelbyville School wide reunion at the Shelbyville ISD Cafeteria this Saturday.

 

The event will honor the State Championship Basketball Teams of 1982 & 1984 and also the State Championship Baseball Team of 1988.

 

This is being held in conjunction with the annual reunion hosted by the Shelbyville School Alumni.

 

Doors open at 4 p.m. with a brisket meal served at 6:30 p.m. Costs is $10 per person.

 

For more information contact Jack at 598-3029.

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It's Friday!!! Nice weather continues, warmer daytime highs for the weekend


Today: Sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 55. Calm wind.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 87. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 10/22/14--10/23/14


Arrest Report

 

10/22/14—10/23/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Rayven Holt, 22, Center, Warrant-Assault/Causing Bodily Injury & Montgomery County Warrant-Motion to Revoke Probation, Original Charge: Theft

 

Joseph Matthews, 41, Center, Driving While Intoxicated

 

San Augustine County:

 

Anthony D. Diggles, 33, San Augustine, Assault/Causing Bodily Injury to a Family Member

 

Jessie Bratchett, 46, San Augustine, Theft

 

Rhonda M. Wilson, 35, Broaddus, Bench Warrant

 

Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

 

 

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Elderly Logansport man found safe Wednesday morning after search


We told you Wednesday morning that an elderly Logansport man was missing. There’s good news to report today.

 

Just after 8 a.m. yesterday, we received word that 78-year old Rex Heard was found safe by DeSoto Parish Deputies around 7:30 a.m.

 

Mr. Heard had been missing since Monday evening and was reported to be suffering from Alzheimer’s. Again, Rex Heard of Logansport has been found safe.

 

Rex Heard has been found safe

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Follow up: Worsham to take over AD role at Joaquin ISD with school facing budget shortfall


To follow up on the story we had Wednesday concerning the separation between the Joaquin ISD and Athletic Director Wayne Gandy.

 

Superintendent Phil Worsham said with the Joaquin ISD facing a $400,000 budget shortfall this year due to the Tax Ratification Election issue failing last month, there are no plans to go out and hire a new athletic director when Coach Gandy leaves the district at the Christmas holiday break.

 

Worsham told us yesterday he would assume the responsibility as athletic director with assistance from the existing coaching staff. He added the district will re-evaluate the situation early next year.

 

The Joaquin ISD Board of Trustees approved a separation agreement with Gandy by a 6-1 vote Monday night.

 

Worsham would not elaborate on Gandy's departure, and did not say the financial woes had anything to do with the separation.

 

Coach Gandy has not returned our communication attempts.

 

He will remain the Rams' head football coach through the end of the season and AD until Dec. 19.

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Center Broadcasting Co. stations taken off air by electrical contractor who fails to notify DETEC on Wednesday


Two of our Center Broadcasting Company stations were off the air for several hours Wednesday when Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative service was disconnected at our transmitter location on Hwy. 7 West by a contractor that failed to properly notify the co-op, and in return make us unaware the outage would take place.

 

DETEC Communications Specialist Brittney Johnson said even the co-op’s operations supervisor was unaware of the situation.

 

After some four hours of being off the air, Q-100 KQBB and 92.5 KXXE returned around 2:30 p.m.

 

Ms. Johnson said DETEC requested the power be restored, and advised the contractor that such projects must require notification to the co-op in order for them to notify their members.

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State of Louisiana releases accountability ratings for parish schools, Logansport makes a "C"


The state of Louisiana earlier this week released the state's accountability grades for all parish schools, and DeSoto Parish had an overall increase of over 2.5 percent to a 92, giving the district its first performance score in the 90s. This labels the parish as a "B" district by the Louisiana Department of Education.

 

In Logansport, which encompassed prekindergarten through 12th grade had a "C" grade with a 79.5, and Stanley High remained a "B".

 

Elsewhere in the parish, Mansfield Middle and High School had a "D", while on the north end of the parish, North DeSoto Elementary schools had a "B", as did North DeSoto High, and North DeSoto Middle School came in with an "A".

 

The results indicate 70 percent of DeSoto students are "proficient", meaning they scored at basic or above.

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Early voting has produced a good turnout, so far


Three days into early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election and turnout so far has been fairly good.

 

In Shelby County, 789 have voted early in the General Election, including statewide and county elections; 540 in the Center ISD election; and 26 for the City of Center Council Position 2 election.

 

In San Augustine County, 445 have voted total in the General Election, and San Augustine ISD and city election.

 

Early voting continues until Friday, Oct. 31. In Shelby County, all county, city of Center and Center ISD elections vote early at the county clerk’s office on the Center square. You can cast your ballot today thru tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., also Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 26, from noon to 4 p.m. There will be another extended hour voting time next Monday, Oct. 27 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and then the final four days, Oct. 28-30 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

 

Early voting for all elections in San Augustine County is taking place at Election Administrator Deborah Woods' office, and at the Broaddus Community Center. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Friday at the elections office, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Broaddus. Extended hours will be Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at both locations. Regular hours will be observed next week.

 

Remember, you must have a valid photo ID in order to vote.

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Panola County woman arrested for stealing cow


A Panola County woman was arrested last week Friday and charged with theft of livestock after stealing a cow from a neighboring rancher.

 

The suspect, 42-year old Stacie Laine Soape of Carthage was arrested Oct. 17 after a lengthy investigation.

 

Panola County Constable Mitch North received a tip on July 1 referencing one cow sold be a person who didn't own cattle. After receiving the tip, Norton called Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Larry Hand to assist with the investigation.

 

According to Hand, the unbranded cow was sold at an east Texas livestock auction on June 28 and was traced to a ranch in Cherokee County where it was eventually IDed by the owner with a photograph.

 

Ranger Hand said the cow was not branded, however branding is a rancher's best line of defense against cattle rustling.

 

Other parties involved in the theft are expected to be referred to the Panola County Grand Jury.

 

Ranger Hand thanked the Panola County Sheriff's Department for their assistance.

 

Stacie Laine Soape

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San Augustine Grand Jury indicts man on stalking charges


An Angelina County man, already serving a prison term for stalking a female realtor there has been indicted by a San Augustine County Grand Jury on three felony stalking charges.

 

Eddie Lynn Bryan allegedly sent three San Augustine County women graphic-vulgar letters.

 

San Augustine County Chief Deputy Gary Cunningham said Bryan had no prior personal relationships with any of them.

 

Bryan's already serving an eight-year prison term for stalking, and a concurrent eight-year term for an unrelated burglary charge.

 

Texas Rangers assisted with the investigation and interviewed Bryan at the TDCJ unit in Abilene and confessed to sending the letters.

 

Chief Cunningham said Bryan spotted a picture of the woman in the San Augustine Tribune newspaper and sent a letter to their places of work.

 

Due to recent changes in Texas law, if a person sends a letter to a person that is considered harrassing or tormenting more than once, it's considered stalking. Charges were upgraded on Bryan because he had already been convicted on another stalking charge.

 

Eddie Lynn Bryan

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Falling gas prices are a welcome sight


I’m sure we’re all enjoying the nice drop in gasoline prices over the past week.

 

According to gasbuddy.com, the average price for a gallon of regular gas statewide is averaging $2.90 a gallon, that's down eleven cents.

 

In Louisiana, a gallon’s averaging $2.95, down eight cents in a week.

 

Nationally, the average is $3.09, which is nine cents less than last week and a quarter less from the same time a year ago.

 

Here at home, checking prices this morning in Center, the lowest we found was $2.88 at Wal-Mart, down 16 cents in the past week.

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Tenaha High School Homecoming to be festive event


At this year's Tenaha High School Homecoming to be held Saturday, Nov. 1, the classes ending in a "4" will be honored, dating back to 1934 to present.

 

The Tenaha Hall of Honor induction ceremony will be at 10 a.m. as Berta Babek, Retired Master Sgt. Jonathan Adams Matthews and Steven Joe Watson will be honored.

 

Something new is Tiger Tailgating that will be held at the High School parking lot from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. next Saturday, prior to the Tenaha-Overton football game.

 

Tiger fans are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy music, games, food and prizes. All games are 50-cents to $1.

 

The homecoming parade starts at noon, with the Tiger Pep Rally at the high school starting about 2:25 p.m.

 

Pre-game activities with the Homecoming Court and crowning of the Queen as well as Hall of Honor Inductees will begin at 3:30 p.m. Followed by the football game at The Pit at 4 p.m.

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Funeral notices 10/23/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces pending service for 79-year old Jesse J. Jones of Center, who passed away Wednesday in San Augustine.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 50-year old Cole Hooper of Center. He passed away Wednesday in Nacogdoches. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at White Rock Cemetery in Shelby County. Among Cole Hooper’s survivors is his children, Dameon Dewayne Hooper, Michael Shane & Heather Fenley of Center, Dillon De’Cole Hooper & Shyanna Marie Hooper, both of Snook; his mother, Ann Hooper of Center; sisters, Pam & Howell Adkinson of Center, and Ginia & Richard Arvella of Timpson; and a brothers, Jimmy Dwain Hooper of Huntsville. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Watson & Sons Funeral Home to assist with final expenses.

 

Sid Roberts Funeral Home in Nacogdoches announces service for Gladys Jenkins. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at Sid Roberts Funeral Home with a Wake from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on FM 353 in San Augustine. Service will follow at 1 p.m.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 61-year old James Earl Moore of Center and San Augustine. He passed away Wednesday at CHI St. Luke's Health in Lufkin. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Community Funeral Home in Center. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Baptist Church in Center, with interment at Westview Cemetery in Center. Among James Earl Moore's survivors is a brother, Steve and Cassandra Moore of Nacogdoches.

 

 

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Local Sports Roundup--10/23/14; CHS Tennis, Tenaha Cross Country advance


We told you yesterday the Center Roughrider Tennis Team took the area championship. We now have some more information to share.

 

The CHS Varsity Tennis Team on Monday faced Gladewater and swept the Bears 10-0. This took the Riders to the next round facing Kilgore. In this round, the Riders won 10-1 with the only loss being in a grueling 3 set match against the 2014 Spring State Finalists in Boys Doubles. On Tuesday, the Riders took on Van for the Area Championship. Facing some intense matches all morning, the Riders earned the victory 10-4. The tennis team will head to the Regional Tournament in Willis next Friday and Saturday.

 

The Tenaha Tiger Boys Cross Country Team made history today by
becoming the first Tenaha Cross Country Team to qualify for the Regional Cross Country meet in Humble in two weeks.  The Tigers finished 2nd overall and their qualification marks the first time in this century at least the Tenaha will be represented at the Regional meet.  In qualifying, the Tigers outpaced Shelbyville to earn the berth in regionals. Crystal McDonald also qualified as a Girls' Individual runner by finishing 10th. 

 

Sub-varsity football action today includes:

 

The Center Freshmen/JV at Atlanta for a 5 p.m. start, and the Center Jr. High teams vs. Atlanta at Roughrider Stadium starting at 4:30 p.m.

 

The Shelbyville Jr. High and JV at Beckville starting at 5 p.m.

 

The Timpson Jr. High at Tenaha Jr. High @ 5:30 p.m.

 

The San Augustine Jr. High and JV will be at Joaquin beginning at 5 p.m.

 

The Garrison Jr. High and JV host Crockett at 4:30 p.m.

 

 

Friday night’s high school football scheduled has the Center Roughriders at home for homecoming game against the Atlanta Rabbits. We'll have the game on KDET online at on 92.5 KXXE. The Shelbyville Dragons are home to play Beckville in the Shelby County Game of the Week on Q-100 KQBB. Both broadcasts can also be heard on our website at cbc-radio.com. In other games, the Tenaha Tigers go to the Timpson Bears; the Joaquin Rams are in San Augustine to play the Wolves; the Garrison Bulldogs go to Crockett; and St. Mary’s visits Logansport.

 

All Shelbyville High School graduates have a special invitation to attend the Shelbyville School wide reunion at the Shelbyville ISD Cafeteria this Saturday. The event will honor the State Championship Basketball Teams of 1982 & 1984 and also the State Championship Baseball Team of 1988. This is being held in conjunction with the annual reunion hosted by the Shelbyville School Alumni. Doors open at 4 p.m. with a brisket meal served at 6:30 p.m. Costs is $10 per person. For more information contact Jack at 598-3029.

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Sunny & mild today, temperatures warm for the weekend


Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. Calm wind.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 87.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 10/21/14--10/22/14


Arrest Report

 

10/21/14—10/22/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Thomas Brown, 30, Center, Warrant-Online Impersonation

 

Carter R. Garner, 51, Center, Center PD Warrants-2x Driving While License Invalid, Speeding and No Insurance

 

Donavon Moise, 44, Houston, Fort Bend County Warrant-Fraud, Insufficient Funds

Misti Hogue, 35, Timpson, 11 charges, including 2x Theft, 2x Driving While License Invalid, 2x No Insurance, 3x Failure to Appear, Speeding & Criminal Trespass

 

Michael Hill, 26, Center, Violation of Parole, 2x Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana

 

San Augustine County:

 

Kaimon D. Carter, 20, San Augustine, Theft & Possession of Marijuana

 

Kenneth R. Grimet, 28, Dayton, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Aggravated Assault with Bodily Injury and 2x Endangering a Child

 

Wallace C. Clifton, 59, San Augustine, Public Intoxication, Enhanced & Disorderly Conduct

 

Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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UPDATE: Missing Logansport man found safe


Deputies with the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office have found the missing elderly man suffering from Alzheimer's disease who was last seen on Monday.

Rex Heard, 78, of Logansport, was located around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Deputies say he was found safe.

 

Original story:

 

DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance in locating a missing person.

 

78-year old Rex Heard, of Logansport has not been seen or heard from since about 6 p.m. on Monday, October 20.

 

Mr. Heard is described as a white male, weighing about 175 lbs., blue eyes, gray hair cut in a flat top style, and wearing glasses. He was last seen wearing a short sleeve shirt (unknown color) with black Carhartt overalls.

 

Mr. Heard also suffers from the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Anyone with information related to the whereabouts of 78-year old Rex Heard of Logansport is asked to contact the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-872-3956. 

 

Rex Heard of Logansport has been missing since Monday evening.

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UPDATE: Gandy & Joaquin ISD to part ways effective Dec. 19, 12-year coach has turned football program around


Joaquin ISD Superintendent Phil Worsham had advised he will become the acting athletic director when Wayne Gandy leaves the district effective Dec. 19.

 

Worsham said due to budget constraints with the failure of the Tax Ratification Election in September, and program cuts the district is facing next year, at this time, there are no plans to hire a new athletic director. He said an evaluation will be done early next year.

 

At Monday night's meeting, the Joaquin ISD Board of Trustees approved a separation agreement between Coach Gandy and the district by a 6-1 vote. Trustee Jimmy Hamilton was the lone board member voting against it.

 

Worsham would not go into details on what brought about the action, just saying he had the best interest of both parties to consider.

 

Coach Gandy was unavailable for comment.

 

Coach Gandy has been at the helm of Joaquin Ram athletics for 12 years, turning around a football program that managed only 10 wins over 10 seasons, including three winless seasons.

 

Under Gandy’s leadership, Ram Football has been 91-51, including this season, with 10 playoff appearances, four district titles and seven playoff wins, including a state semi-final appearance in 2009.

 

Gandy will remain on the sideline through the remainder of this season.

 

Wayne Gandy (center) with two Joaquin ISD athletes.

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Tenaha ISD will stay in house with baseball construction manager, field to be ready April 1


The Tenaha ISD has decided to stay in-house to appoint a construction manager to oversee the building of a baseball field for the school’s relatively new program.

 

Superintendent Scott Tyner was appointed by the board of trustees during their meeting Monday to head-up the project.

 

Tyner said the district just couldn’t design and develop the project using a bidding process for each phase, so they’ve decided to take it over themselves and get the job done for what the district wants at the best price.

 

Tyner said he has contacted Gene Mims Builders in Shreveport and they will begin work very soon in hopes of having a field ready for Tiger baseball by April 1.

 

The district’s high school baseball program had not played a home game in three seasons due to no field.

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Tenaha City Council decides to take bids on refurbishing police department, selling old city hall building


The City of Tenaha has decided to put out for bids on refurbishing the police department at the new city hall building, and selling the old city hall building located on the square.

 

Mayor Orinthia Johnson said bids will be taken over the next month, and specs for both items can be obtained at city hall.

 

He added the council reviewed proposed additions and changes to the employee handbook at their meeting Monday, and there were several areas the council wanted the city’s attorney to clarify before adopting the revision.

 

Mayor Johnson said no action was taken after going into closed session with Municipal Judge Jenny Hicks and Public Works Director Stacy Cranford.

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You're invited to vote early for Nov. 4 General Election; some 400 have cast ballots already in CISD race


Early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election continues until Friday, Oct. 31. In Shelby County, all county, city of Center and Center ISD elections vote early at the county clerk’s office on the Center square. You can cast your ballot today thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., also Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 26, from noon to 4 p.m.  There will be another extended hour voting time next Monday, Oct. 27, and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Early voting for all elections in San Augustine County is taking place at Election Administrator Deborah Woods' office in the El Camino Justice Center, and at the Broaddus Community Center. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Friday at the elections office, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Broaddus. Extended hours will be Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at both locations.

 

Remember, you must have a valid photo ID in order to vote in person. The last day to apply for a ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) is Friday, Oct. 24.

 

As of late Tuesday afternoon, some 400 citizens had voted early in the Center ISD Trustee election. 

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San Augustine gearing up for 24th Sassafras Festival on Saturday


San Augustine is gearing up for its 24th annual Sassafras Festival this Saturday. This FREE event will feature arts, craft and food vendors, plus entertainment and contest for all ages, all on the downtown San Augustine Courthouse Square. Linda Goller is an event co-chair. She says the festival was started to celebrate a special Sassafras tree.

 

She said the largest Sassafras tree in Texas at one time was located in San Augustine, before it was destroyed in a storm.

 

Ms. Goller says the festival’s opening ceremony will kick events off at 9 a.m. There will be an Alzheimer’s Walk, a classic car show, an art exhibit, and a “Kid’s Alley”. A reunion of San Augustine High School graduates will take place throughout the day.

 

She adds a caricature artist has been added this year and will draw festival-goers. Contests include a hotdog eating contest, a photography contest, a pet contest and a Halloween costume contest.

 

Sassafras activities actually get underway Friday with the Ray Estes’ BBQ Cookoff.

 

For information or to sign up for a contest, call 936-275-3610.

 

Ayish (Eye-ish) Hall’s Sassafras Festival Fall Music Show will be held at 7 p.m., Friday Oct. 24. There will be family friendly fun Country Music Entertainment featuring The Sugar Moons, which include Sarah Griffin Humphries, Will Lewis, Sam Marks, Shane Mathews and Cody Wood. Special guests include Jimmy Webb and Missy & Brian Monroe, and The Texas Tumbleweed. Tickets are $6 at the door with concessions available. Ayish Hall is located at 825 W. Columbia in San Augustine.

 

 

 

 

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Timpson Youth Advisory Council members volunteer at food bank


Last Saturday, eight members of the Timpson Youth Advisory Council volunteered their service to the Timpson community by helping with the Mobil Food Bank at Woodland Christian Church.

 

The Youth Advisory Council’s primary responsibility was to carry boxes of food items to the vehicles of those who received help from the Mobile Food Bank. When asked, “What did you get out of this volunteer experience?” Chase Lilly replied: “The food drive was an awesome experience for the Youth Advisory Council. We got a chance to experience the satisfaction of knowing we can make a difference in the community.”

 

Council Advisor is Mr. Vernett Richardson. Members participating were Marc Carroll, Chase Lilly, Brandon Addison, Sonny Burns, Kamarious Johnson, Trevor Duke, Connor Timmons, and Payton “Bill” Belrose. 

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CHS Homecoming events announced


It's Homecoming Week at Center High School and the Homecoming Pep Rally is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, and the Riders will take on Atlanta in the Homecoming Game at 7:30 p.m.

 

The CHS Alumni Association Meeting will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Windham Civic Center.

 

The Homecoming Parade will be at 4 p.m. Saturday on the Center Square.

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Joaquin VFD/ACE EMS taking registrations for FREE CPR class


The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department and ACE EMS will be sponsoring a CPR/ Basic First Aid/ Home Fire Safety class on Saturday, November 1st. This is for the general public, and NOT limited to fire department members. There’s no charge for the class, and it’s limited to 30 people. If interested contact Stephen Ewing at 903-407-3030.

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Area Halloween events planned


The Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce and Timpson Ministerial Alliance are sponsoring Truck or Treat on the Square at 6 p.m. Saturday night, Oct. 25. There will be prizes for the top 2 costumes, $25 each; best decorated trunk or vehicle, $50 each; and a Best Baby Costume prize of $25.

 

The San Augustine Chamber of Commerce will have a Trunk or Treat at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 in downtown San Augustine at businesses and the courthouse square. All trick-or-treaters are invited to this free event.

 

The Center Varsity Baseball Team is inviting all area businesses to be a part of “Halloween in the Hole” from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the varsity baseball field. Since there is no longer a Trick or Treat night on the Center square for the little ones, they are asking local businesses, clubs and civic organizations to set up a table and allow Trick or Treaters to come and enjoy. They will follow the candy giveaway with a fun ballgame with the players in costume. If you are interested in being a part of this event, contact John Michael Burns at 488-1587 or Larry Horn at 590-2965. All you need is a card table, your company banner or sign and some candy. Come have some fun with all the kids. All kids, 12 and under are invited to join in the fun by Trick or Treating a few days early. Come on out and walk thru the park getting candy and having fun. Everyone is invited and trophies will be given out for the best Halloween costumes.

 

The Shelby County Cruisers will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event. It will be on Oct. 31 at First Baptist Church from 5pm until the candy runs out.

 

 

NOTE: Please feel free to post any events that you would like to add.

 

 

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Center Police Dept. hosting blood drive Friday afternoon


Center Police Department will be hosting a Blood Drive on Friday, October 24th, in the Center PD Training Room at the Police Department located at 1020 Shelbyville Street. The blood drive will start at 12pm noon and end at 6pm. Contact Amy Lindley 936-598-2788 to set up a time to donate. Eat, Drink, and Bring I.D. to donate. T-shirts will be given to those who attempt to donate. 

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Living a double life to be discussed at Lifetree Cafe Thursday evening


The high cost of living with a lie will be discussed at Lifetree Café at 6 p.m. Thursday evening. The program, title “Living a Lie: The Perils of a Double Life,” features a woman who discovered after 30 years that her husband had been living a double life. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Lifetree Café is located at the Little Fox Marketplace across the corner from the Rio Theatre in downtown Center.

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Funeral Notices: 10/22/14


Sid Roberts Funeral Home in Nacogdoches announces service for Gladys Jenkins. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at Sid Roberts Funeral Home with a Wake from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on FM 353 in San Augustine. Service will follow at 1 p.m. Among Gladys Jenkins' survivors are sons, Willie B. Jenkins and Johnny Ray Jenkins; and a sister, Ruth Lawson.

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Local Sports Round up 10/22/14; Rider tennis team wins area


Scores are not available, but the Center Roughrider Tennis Team defeated Van in the area championship Tuesday. The Riders are ranked No. 4 in the state. Congratulations!

 

Sub-varsity action Thursday includes:

 

The Center Freshmen/JV at Atlanta for a 5 p.m. start, and the Center Jr. High teams vs. Atlanta at Roughrider Stadium starting at 4:30 p.m.

 

The Shelbyville Jr. High and JV at Beckville starting at 5 p.m.

 

The Timpson Jr. High at Tenaha Jr. High @ 5:30 p.m.

 

The San Augustine Jr. High and JV will be at Joaquin beginning at 5 p.m.

 

The Garrison Jr. High and JV host Crockett at 4:30 p.m.

 

Friday night’s high school football schedule has the Center Roughriders at home for their homecoming game against the Atlanta Rabbits. We'll have the game on KDET online at on 92.5 KXXE.

 

The Shelbyville Dragons are home to play Beckville in the Shelby County Game of the Week on Q-100 KQBB.

 

Both broadcasts can also be heard on our website at cbc-radio.com.

 

In other games, the Tenaha Tigers go to the Timpson Bears; the Joaquin Rams are in San Augustine to play the Wolves; the Garrison Bulldogs go to Crockett; and St. Mary’s visits Logansport.

 

 

 

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Mid-week weather...Sunny & dry with highs near 80


Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Wind becoming east around 5 mph this morning.
 
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
 
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.
 
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.
 
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 87.
 
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.
 
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 87.

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Joaquin ISD Trustees agree on separation with AD Gandy effective Dec. 19


Joaquin ISD Superintendent Phil Worsham has confirmed that the board of trustees voted 6-1 last night on a separation agreement with Athletic Director Wayne Gandy, effective Dec. 19.

 

Worsham would not elaborate or make any comments.

 

He did say the separation takes place with the start of the Christmas holiday break.

 

Center Broadcasting has reached out to Coach Gandy for a comment.

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Sunny days, clear to partly cloudy nights remain in weather forecast


Today: Sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.
 
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
 
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 80. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
 
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
 
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.
 
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 86.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 10/20/14--10/21/14


Arrest Report

10/20/14—10/21/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Curtis B. Estes, 47, Joaquin, Warrant-Burglary of a Building, Warrant-Driving While License Invalid & Warrant-No Insurance

 

Dustin B. Estes, 27, Tenaha, Warrant-Burglary of a Building

 

San Augustine County:

 

Michael A. Wilson, 29, Broaddus, Bench Warrant

 

Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Local law enforcement officers receive recognition from DPS


Three Shelby County law enforcement officers were honored last week by the Department of Public Safety in Austin for their heroic efforts in a dangerous situation.

 

DPS Trooper Dustin Ramos received a Director’s Citation for his actions during a dangerous incident; Trooper Zachary Mills received a Purple Heart for his personal sacrifice and efforts to apprehend a dangerous suspect; and Center Police Sgt. Duane Gordon received the Director’s Award for his efforts to rescue an injured officer and apprehend a dangerous suspect.

 

All three were involved in the incident in May south of Shelbyville during the apprehension of a suspect under the influence of PCP, who fled a scene.

 

After striking Trooper Mills, Trooper Ramos administered first aid on Mills until EMS arrived. 

 

 

Top photo: From left, Trooper Zachary Mills, Center PD Sgt. Duane Gordon & Trooper Dustin Ramos were all cited during a presentation last week in Austin for their heroic efforts during a chase last May in Shelby County.

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CISD hoping to broaden safety & security on all campuses, new hires, retirement, resignations accepted


At the Center ISD Board of Trustees meeting last Thursday, Superintendent Dr. James Hockenberry gave a report on the district’s safety and security and told of ways they hope to broaden and improve those areas in the future.

 

Among those are the surveillance systems, the addition of a fourth police officer, and evaluate points of entry on each campus to determine if improvements can be made.

 

Dr. Hockenberry also presented information on employee benefits, which included a possible child care center for children under 3.

 

He also advised the board that Center ISD needed to remain competitive with salaries in order to lure and retain employees.

 

Also at the meeting, the CISD Board approved the employment of Lisa Haley, administration; Kristie Hooks, Center Intermediate; Katina Hubbard, Center Intermediate; Sarah Katie Martin, Center Middle School; Katherine Nehring, Center Elementary School; Mirna Sanchez, Center High School; Shalley Standley, Special Education and Sheaqua Standley, F.L. Moffett.

 

Also, the following substitute teaches were approved: Leticia Abundiz, Mildred Baldwin, Carolyn Cochran, Barbara Cloudy, Lindsey Goodwin, Rhonda Horton, Taylor Hudspeth, Lisa Jackson, Christina Jefferson, Jennifer Livington, Linda Matthews, Abigail Tello, Theresa Watkins and Raleigh Wilkins. 

 

The retirement of Bebee Metcalf was accepted, as was resignations of Sonya Spragis and Pamela West.

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San Augustine City Council to discuss purchase of mower at today's meeting


The San Augustine City Council will have a regular meeting at 5 p.m. today, with a short agenda. The only item for discussion and possible action will be authorizing the purchase of a side-boom mower.

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Timpson City Council has regular meeting this afternoon


The Timpson City Council has their regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. this afternoon, and among the agenda items for consideration and possible action will be the Code Red emergency call-out contract; bid proposal minimum on city property, and purchases for the water/sewer department.

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Early voting continues for Nov. 4 General Election


Early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election continues until Friday, Oct. 31.

 

In Shelby County, all county, city of Center and Center ISD elections vote early at the county clerk’s office on the Center square. You can cast your ballot today thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., also Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 26, from noon to 4 p.m.  There will be another extended hour voting time next Monday, Oct. 27, and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

 

Early voting for all elections in San Augustine County is taking place at Election Administrator Deborah Woods' office in the El Camino Justice Center, and at the Broaddus Community Center. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Friday at the elections office, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Broaddus. Extended hours will be Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at both locations.

 

Remember, you must have a valid photo ID in order to vote in person. The last day to apply for a ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) is Friday, Oct. 24. 

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Center Crime Stoppers seeking whereabouts of Therrin Keele for burglary & theft


Center Crime Stoppers is asking for your help in finding a suspect wanted in connection with the burglary of a habitation and the theft of Aluminum, Copper, Brass & Bronze last month.

 

In a press release from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Therrin Keele is wanted for his part in an incident on Sept. 28 when he and Stephen Williams entered a residence on CR 4007 in the New Prospect Community, went to the attic of the home, where they removed all the copper wiring. A large number of household items were also taken, including several air conditioning units.

 

During the investigation, sheriff’s department Investigator Kevin Windham discovered the two men had sold scrap metal, including copper and aluminum and air conditioners to Hi-Way Auto Salvage in Center.

 

With the assistance of Constable Stanley Burgay and Timpson Police Chief Kent Graham on Sept. 29, contact was made with Williams, who lives with Keele, and discovered were several of the items taken during the theft, as confirmed by the owner.

 

Williams was arrested and charged with Burglary of a Habitation and Theft of Aluminum, Copper, Brass & Bronze.

 

If you know the whereabouts of Therrin Keele you’re asked to contact Center Crime Stoppers. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information. Call 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online at centercrimestoppers.com. Remember, you don’t have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers’ system.


Therrin Keele

 

Stephen Williams

 

 

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Texas Forestry Association's 100th annual convention gets underway today in Lufkin


The Texas Forestry Association is hosting its 100th annual convention at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center in Lufkin, today thru Thursday, and the event is designed to showcase Texas Forestry Association's proud history as the voice of forestry for 100 years. For a complete meeting brochure, visit Texas Forestry Association's website at www.texasforestry.org

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Center High School Alumni Association to honor Swindell, Braden at Saturday's meeting


It’s Homecoming Week in Center and the Center High School Alumni Association proudly announces the 2014 Hall of Honor Award recipients.

 

They are Retha Renee Swindell, a 1975 graduate, and J.W. (Jim) Braden from the Class of 1944.

 

The recipients will be honored at the Center HS Annual Alumni Association Meeting on Saturday starting at 9am at the Windham Civic Center.

 

Each will be recognized for their achievements and will be presented a Hall of Honor Award.

 

All Center HS Alumni are invited to attend and represent their graduating class.

 

Retha Renee Swindell

 

J.W. "Jim" Braden

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Center Christmas Parade set for Dec. 6


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Santa’s Christmas Parade Committee announces the 2014 parade theme, Christmas at the North Pole, which will be held on Sat., Dec. 6, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

 

Categories for the 2014 Christmas at the North Pole themed parade will include Individuals, Schools, Businesses, Churches and Civic Organizations.  Judges will award cash prizes to the top three places in each category, First $100, Second $50 and Third $25 and the Overall Best in Show Float will receive $250 cash prize. The Christmas Parade Committee cordially invites schools, churches and non-profit organizations to register for free vendor booth space during the parade. 

 

The number of vendor booth spaces is limited and applications are currently being accepted and must be returned to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office by the deadline on Monday, November 24.  Vendor booth acceptance letters will be mailed to the organization upon application approval.

 

Parade float entry registration is free and completed applications must be returned to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office by the entry deadline on Monday, November 24.

 

Both Vendor Booth Space and Parade Float applications with entry rules are now available at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce or online at shelbycountychamber.com. 

 

In keeping with the established holiday tradition, this year’s parade guarantees a time of grand celebration with fun and excitement for everyone. The parade will feature a special Grand Marshal, holiday floats, marching bands, and of course, Santa Claus himself!

 

 

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Tenaha cheerleaders sponsoring Tiger Run Nov. 8. Deadline is Friday for guaranteed t-shirt


The Tenaha Tiger Cheerleaders are having the first Tiger Run 5K Race and Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Nov. 8. Pre-registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 24. Registration will be accepted after Oct. 24, but will not be guaranteed a t-shirt. Entry fee is $20, and can be sent to Carrie Jenkins or Amy Collins at Tenaha ISD.

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Timpson Trunk or Treat scheduled for Saturday evening


The Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce and Timpson Ministerial Alliance are sponsoring Trunk or Treat on the Square at 6 p.m. Saturday night, Oct. 25. There will be prizes for the top 2 costumes, $25 each; best decorated trunk or vehicle, $50 each; and a Best Baby Costume prize of $25.

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Funeral Notices: 10/21/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 90-year old Nolen Cogswell of Joaquin. Service will be at 10 a.m. this morning at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of East Texas in Nacogdoches.

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Local Sports Round up 10/21/14; Rider Cross Country team wins district, tennis team at area today


The Center High School Cross Country Team traveled to Carthage Monday for the District Cross Country Meet and qualified six for the regional in Humble.

 

The Roughriders took first place as a team. The Varsity Boys claimed five of the top ten places and qualifying spots went to Roughriders, Giovani Angel who placed 1st, Arnol Escobedo, placed 3rd, Daniel Rodriguez placed 4th, Ruben Soto placed 7th, and Joel Rodriguez placed 8th. Varsity Lady Rider, sophomore Iliana Rojas, a first year team member, placed sixth out of the top ten and qualified for the Regional Meet in Humble, Nov. 1. The team is coached by Roque Palomino.

 

 

Also, the Rider Tennis Team beat Gladewater 10-2, and then Kilgore 10-2 Monday. The team is in Van today for the area championship. The Rider Tennis team is rated number 4 in the state. Rider Tennis is coached by Leon Dykes and Beth Nichols.

 

It’s Tuesday and that means Don Wall’s Shelby County Coaches Show from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight on Q-100 KQBB and online at cbc-radio.com.

 

The Texas A.P. High School Football Rankings out Monday has the undefeated Shelbyville Dragons coming in at No. 13 this week in the Class 2A poll. The Tenaha Tigers are No. 18, while Alto is 8th. Refugio remains No. 1. In Class 3A, Cisco is still on top, while Corrigan-Camden is No. 4, Waskom 8th, Kirbyville at No. 12, and Newton 17th. In 4A, Navasota is No. 1, Gilmer No. 3, Van 8th, Gladewater 9th, Hardin-Jefferson 11th, Atlanta 15th, while Coldspring is 18th. The top team in 5A is Aledo, John Tyler No. 11, Longview 14, and Lufkin is 15th. Allen remains the No. 1 in Class 6A.

 

The local high school football district races are heating up, and this Friday night’s games could be the breaking point for many area teams if they have hopes of making post-season. The schedule includes: the Center Roughriders back home for their district home opener and homecoming game against Atlanta; the Shelbyville Dragons are home to play Beckville; the Tenaha Tigers go to the Timpson Bears; the Joaquin Rams are in San Augustine to play the Wolves; the Garrison Bulldogs go to Crockett; and St. Mary’s visits Logansport.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 10/17/14--10/20/14


Arrest Report

10/17/14—10/20/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Massaud Von Williams, 36, Center, Bond Surrender, Original Charge: Burglary of a Habitation

 

Carter Ray Garner, 51, Center, Theft & Possession of a Dangerous Drug

 

Seth Adam White, 21, Shelbyville, Possession of Threatened/Protected Timber Rattler

 

Curtis Lee Pugh, 24, Timpson, Violation of Probation, Original Charge: Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

James Ramirez, 27, Center, Warrant-Assault/Family Violence Causing Bodily Injury

 

Zackary Lee Crockett, 24, Tenaha, Failure to Register as a Sex Offender & Sale of Alcohol to a Minor

 

Stephen Fults, 27, Center, Driving While License Invalid

 

Cullen Davis, 20, Henderson, Driving While Intoxicated with Open Container

 

John Chisenhall, 30, Center, Warrant-Violation of Promise to Appear, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility & No Drivers License

 

Bryan Keith Owens, 33, Tenaha, Disorderly Conduct

 

Jarvis Taylor, 25, Center, Violation of Probation, Original Charge: Criminal Mischief

 

San Augustine County:

 

Becky L. McCoy, 29, Zavalla, Warrant-Failure To Comply with Requirement on Striking Unattended Vehicle

 

Kristin S. Cosby, 23, Center, Bench Warrant

 

Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Early voting starts today for Nov. 4 General Election; balloting continues thru Oct. 31


Early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election is underway today and will continue until Friday, Oct. 31. In Shelby County, all county, city of Center and Center ISD elections vote early at the county clerk’s office on the Center square. Today and next Monday, Oct. 27, there are extended voting hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday thru Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Early voting in Shelby County will also be available Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 26, from noon to 4 p.m. 

 

Early voting for all elections in San Augustine County is taking place at Election Administrator Deborah Woods' office in the El Camino Justice Center and at the Broaddus Community Center. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the elections office, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Broaddus. Extended hours will be Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at both locations.

 

Remember, you must have a valid photo ID in order to vote in person. The last day to apply for a ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) is Friday, Oct. 24. 

 

 

Shelby County Elections:

 

For State Senator Dist. 3, incumbent Republican Robert Nichols and Libertarian challenger, J. Tyler Lindsey; and for 273rd District Judge, Democrat incumbent Charles R. Mitchell is challenged by Republican Louie Des Champs. In the County Commissioner Pct. 2 race, Republican Tim Runnels and Democrat incumbent Jimmy Lout; for Justice of the Peace Pct. 1, Republican Melissa Crouch and Democrat incumbent Maxie Eaves; JP Pct. 2, Republican Marla Denby and Democrat Jerry Powell; and for JP Pct. 5, Republican Mike Crouch and Democrat incumbent Jim Powers. There is also a write-in candidate for JP Pct. 5, Lee McIntyre. In the Center ISD Board of Trustee election, four incumbents are up for re-election, they are Dr. Dixon Golden, Ortega Cartwright, Jim Sawyer and Deborah Chadwick, and they're challenged by James Greer, Daphne LaRock, Traci Willoughby and John Henry Holloway. The City of Center has one council race contested, District 2 as incumbent Jerry Lathan is challenged by Jud Matthews.

 

San Augustine County Elections:

 

For State Senator Dist. 3, incumbent Republican Robert Nichols and Libertarian challenger, J. Tyler Lindsey; for 273rd District Judge, Democrat incumbent Charles R. Mitchell is challenged by Republican Louie Des Champs; and in the San Augustine County Judges' race, incumbent Democrat Samye Malone Johnson and Republican Randy Williams. There are four positions on the San Augustine ISD Board up for election, as Trustee Post. 3 includes Patricia McClure and incumbent Ryan Garcia; Trustee Post. 4 has incumbent Edwin Henley, Henry Lee Garner and David Garner; Trustee Post. 5 sees incumbent Orvin Garrett, challenged by Loretta Bedford and Dennis Barnes; and in Trustee Post. 6 race, its Steven Standley and incumbent Charles Boyette. All 5 city of San Augustine alderman spots are on the ballot, as #1 has Alanna Borders and incumbent Valencia Price; #2 pits Jim Blackwell and incumbent Pamela Nickleberry Teel; #3 with incumbent Mike Malone and Stacy "Jack" Watts; #4 has Rodney "Rod" Litton and incumbent Joe Verhalen; and Alderman #5, incumbent Claudia Cabriales, Dan Fussell and Dr. John Alexander.

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Center ISD hosts area superintendent's meeting with State Sen. Nichols


The Center ISD hosted a recent meeting of local superintendents from Shelby, Sabine and San Augustine counties with State Sen. Robert Nichols to discuss education issues in preparation for the 84th Legislature which convenes in January.

 

Sen. Nichols says education is and always will be one of the most important issues we face as a state. He added our combined goal is to ensure children have the educational tools they need to be successful.

 

Center ISD Superintendent Dr. James Hockenberry thanked Sen. Nichols for standing up for the needs of East Texas school districts, saying his record proves that he listens to our request and concerns.

 

Senate District 3 includes over 100 school districts throughout 19 counties, encompassing the greater part of East Texas and Montgomery County.
 

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Sen. Nichols, Rep. Clardy to be part of pre-legislative session luncheon at SFA on Wednesday


The Texas Tribune, the nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization, invites you to a luncheon and a conversation with State Senator Robert Nichols and State Rep. Travis Clardy from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the SFA Student Center in Nacogdoches.

 

Texas Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith will moderate a preview of the 84th Legislative Session and audience questions and answers.

 

Wednesday's event is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary lunch. The conversation will also be livestreamed at texastribune.org/livestream (starting at noon).

 

You are asked to RSVP The Texas Tribune if you plan on attending at 512-716-8652.

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September unemployment rates drop for area counties


The Texas Workforce Commission released unemployment numbers for September last Friday and the rate continued to decrease in Shelby and San Augustine counties.

 

Shelby County’s unemployment was down to 5.3 percent, just slightly higher than the state’s rate of 5.2 percent. Shelby County’s unemployment decreased from 5.8 percent in August, and was down from 7 percent a year ago.

 

The county’s labor force is 12,660, with 665 looking for work.

 

San Augustine’s September rate is 8.4 percent, a slight drop from 8.5 in August and down from 10.2 in September last year.

 

Other neighboring counties are Sabine County’s rate is 10.3 percent, Nacogdoches at 5 percent, Angelina 4.9, and Panola County 3.7 percent.

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Beware of another possible scam


We had a female listener, who will remain anonymous, that came by the radio stations last Friday morning saying she was the subject of a possible scam involving the electronic check acceptance service, Telecheck.

 

The local individual said she received two letters from Telecheck stating she had written two insufficient checks at Wal-marts in the Houston area and they needed her to verify her banking information. She said she knew there had been no checks written at those disclosed locations, and she reported the possible scam to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, which confirmed it was a possible scam.

 

Again, do not give your private banking information, social security number, or any other personnel facts to anyone you don’t know or know that is legitimate. 

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Early detection and treatment best preventative measure for breast cancer, free mammograms in Tenaha Oct. 28 & 29


Women across Texas are being reminded of the importance of early detection and treatment for breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness month. Death rates from breast cancer have been falling steadily for two decades, but it's still the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women. So Joy Donovan Brandon with the American Cancer Society in Texas says regular screenings are a must.

 

She adds, "If you have a family history of breast cancer, the American Cancer Society recommends you have a discussion with your doctor before the age of 40. And then for all women, we recommend a yearly mammogram after the age of 40."

 

 

Brandon says it's estimated that there will be more than 16-thousand new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in Texas this year alone.

 

There are a number of programs and facilities across Texas that offer free or low-cost mammograms year-round for those eligible. East Texas Health Access will be in Tenaha at City Hall on October 28th and 29th working with The Rose from Houston to do Free Mammograms. Ladies must be 40-64 uninsured, and hasn’t had a mammogram in last 3 yrs to qualify. They can call The Hope Project in Tenaha at 936-248-4673 to sign up.

 

 

 

 

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Local marching bands score first division ratings at UIL contest Saturday


The Region 21 UIL Marching Band Contest was held at SFA’s Homer Bryce Stadium Saturday and several local bands came away with first division ratings. The Center, Shelbyville, Tenaha, Garrison, Carthage and Nacogdoches marching bands took the first step toward the coveted Sweepstakes Award. Scoring second division ratings were Joaquin, Timpson, San Augustine and Hemphill. West Sabine’s band received a third division. Bands must make a first division in marching, playing and sight-reading competition to qualify for Sweepstakes. Congratulations to all bands!

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Chloe Brown named Joaquin Homecoming Queen


Joaquin High School senior duchess ChloeBrown was crowned the 2014 Homecoming Queen during ceremonies Friday night at Ram Stadium.

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Joaquin ISD Trustees to discuss proposed separation agreement with athletic director today


The Joaquin ISD Board of Trustees will have a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. today to discuss the school district’s FIRST report. That will be followed at 6 p.m. by the regular meeting at which time the board will enter into closed session to discuss the terms of proposed separation agreement with Athletic Director Wayne Gandy and resignation of a professional employee. Any action to be taken will be done so in open session. Among the other agenda items for consideration and possible action includes assignment of use of fund balance for 2013-14 and 2014-15 Budget amendments.

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Tenaha ISD may bring construction manager onboard for baseball field project, meeting today


The Tenaha ISD Board of Trustees will have their regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. today and among the agenda items for consideration and approval will be the District’s Improvement Plan, bringing the bids on the baseball project that were tabled in September back to the floor; and Tenaha ISD trustees will consider appointment of a construction manager for the baseball project.

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Tenaha City Council to discuss tabled, personnel items at today's meeting


The Tenaha City Council meets at 5:15 p.m. this afternoon and among the items for discussion will be refurbishing of the police department, and discussion on disposing of the old city hall. The council will also go into executive session with Municipal Judge Jenny Hicks and also with Public Works Director Stacy Cranford for personnel matters.

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San Augustine's annual Sassafras Festival kicks off this week


The 24th annual San Augustine Sassafras Festival is set for this Saturday, Oct. 25. There will be arts & crafts booths, food booths, live music, a kid's alley and costume contest, hot dog eating contest, photography contest, old fashion fudge making contest, the Ray Estes BBQ Cook-off on Friday, Oct. 24, and pet show, plus the business fall decorating contest, the San Augustine High School Grand Reunion, the Alzheimer's Walk and much more. Deadline for entries in the Photography Contest is today, Friday. All photography will be displayed on the first floor of the courthouse. For more contact the San Augustine County Chamber of Commerce at 936-275-3610.

 

Ayish (Eye-ish) Hall’s Sassafras Festival Fall Music Show will be held at 7 p.m., Friday Oct. 24. There will be family friendly fun Country Music Entertainment featuring The Sugar Moons, The Dusty Boots Band, Missy Monroe and The Texas Tumbleweed. Tickets are $6 at the door with concessions available. Ayish Hall is located at 825 W. Columbia in San Augustine.

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Tickets go on sale today for 2nd annual Taste of the Holidays in Center set for Nov. 7


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are hosting the 2nd annual Taste of the Holidays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7 at the Windham Civic Center. The eclectic culinary sampling and dining experience is being held in conjunction with the annual Pinecone and Mistletoe Christmas Market.

 

Space is limited and advance tickets are $25 per person, which will cover admission costs to the Taste of the Holidays and the Pinecone and Mistletoe Christmas Market. Tickets go on sale today, Monday, Oct. 20 through Monday, Nov. 3, and can be purchased at Sombreros, Center Antiques and Sandwich Shop, Gatherings, Jennings Place, Shelby County Today, the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce or from any Chamber Ambassador.    

 

Participating in the exclusive Taste of the Holidays include local chamber member restaurants, caterers, florists and other specialty businesses, including Center Antiques and Sandwich Shop, Endless Possibilities, JOI Ranch, Moodyville BBQ, Sombreros,  Brookshire Brothers, Huxley Bay Marina, TR’s Steaks & More, Sarah Lee, Pineywoods Beverage, Hughes Florist, Watson/ Tucker Florist, MW Rentals and Texas Glacier Ice Sculptures.  

 

The William Carroll Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas is hosting the Pinecone and Mistletoe Christmas Market Shopping Extravaganza with over 40 vendor booths showcasing Christmas décor and holiday artisan gifts on Friday, November 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 8 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the John Dean Windham Civic Center.  

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Farmers State Bank=Shelbyville Branch hosting immunization clinic this morning


Farmers State Bank-Shelbyville Branch is having a Fall Immunization Clinic from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, today, Oct. 20. East Texas Extended Care personnel will be on hand giving the immunizations. Private insurance and Medicaid will be accepted, excluding Texas Health Springs. Bring your insurance care with you. If you don not have insurance, immunizations will need to be paid for at that time. Flu shots are $20, T-DAP $65, and Pneumonia shots are $85.

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Funeral Notices: 10/20/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service longtime Center business man, community, civic and church leader, 92-year old W.I. Davis, Jr. of Center. He passed away Friday at his home. Service will be held at 2 p.m. this afternoon at First United Methodist Church in Center, with burial at Oaklawn Memorial Park. W.I. Davis, Jr. was a 1939 graduate of Center High School, for over 30 years was the Mobil Oil Company consignee, and managed a cattle operation and several large tree farms. He also served as a member of the Farmers State Bank Board of Directors for 57 years. Among W.I. Davis, Jr’s. survivors is his wife, Inez Neilson Davis of Center; son and daughter-in-law, Neilson and Diana Ashby Davis of Center; and daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Davis Griffin and Guy Griffin of Center. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be made to Methodist Children’s Home in Waco, Texas or First United Methodist Church of Center.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 90-year old Nolen Cogswell of Joaquin. He passed away Saturday at his residence. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at Watson & Sons. Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park. He was a 1942 graduate of Center High School, he and his wife, Ellen operated a grocery store in Joaquin for many years, and he was a former Post Master in the Joaquin Post Office. Among Nolen Cogswell’s survivors is his wife, Ellen Cogswell of Joaquin; children, Doug Cogswell of Joaquin, Phyllis Franks of Conroe, Mary Ellen Lowe and husband Buren of Joaquin, and Lori Willey and husband, Pat of Magnolia; Brothers and Sisters-in-law, James Henry Cogswell and wife, Judy of Reserve, Louisiana and Pat Cogswell and wife, Mary of Dickinson. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of East Texas in Nacogdoches.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces the death of 73-year old Thelma Hooter of Shelbyville. She passed away last Thursday in Beaumont. Her wishes were to be cremated and no service is planned. Among Thelma Hooter’s survivors is her husband, Marvin Hooter of Shelbyville.

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Local Sports Round up 10/20/14; high school football standings updated


In last Friday night’s  high school football the Center Roughriders fall to 0-2 in district, 2-4 on the season after Tatum comes away with a 46-6 win. The Shelbyville Dragons remain perfect on the season, and are 2-0 in district with a 66-0 win over Cushing. The Tenaha Tigers are 2-0 and 5-1 this season after a 52-12 win against Fruitvale, the Timpson Bears are tied with Tenaha for the district lead after a 49-30 victory against Overton, and the Joaquin Rams have dropped back-to-back district games with a 24-14 loss to West Sabine. Joaquin is 0-2 in district.

 

In other games, San Augustine beats Beckville, 55-21, as the Wolves are tied with Shelbyville atop District 10-2A, Div. I, and the Garrison Bulldogs are 2-0 in district with a 43-0 win over Deweyville. Elsewhere, Logansport drops their first district game, losing to Block, 39-17, Nacogdoches loses to Jacksonville, 85-79 in 5 overtimes; Lufkin over Lindale, 63-28; Carthage over Kilgore, 21-7; and Corrigan-Camden bats Hemphill, 52-0, among others.

 

This Friday night’s games will include the Center Roughriders back home for their district home opener and homecoming game against Atlanta; the Shelbyville Dragons are home to play Beckville; the Tenaha Tigers go to the Timpson Bears; the Joaquin Rams are in San Augustine to play the Wolves; the Garrison Bulldogs go to Crockett; and St. Mary’s visits Logansport.

 

Dist. 6-4A Div. II

                          Dist.  All

Gladewater        2-0    6-1

Atlanta              1-1     6-1

Tx. Pleas Grove 1-1     5-2

Spring Hill          1-1     2-5

Tatum               1-1     3-4

Center              0-2    2-4

 

 

Oct. 17

Center 6  Tatum 46

Gladewater 36  Atlanta 14

Pleasant Grove 37  Spring Hill 20

 

Oct. 24

Atlanta at Center

Pleasant Grove at Gladewater

Tatum at Spring Hill

 

Dist. 10-2A Div. I

                        Dist.  All

Shelbyville     2-0    6-0

San Augustine2-0   4-3

Beckville          1-1    4-2

West Sabine   1-1    5-2

Cushing           0-2    4-3

Joaquin           0-2   3-3

 

Oct. 17

 

Shelbyville 66 Cushing 0

San Augustine 55  Beckville 21

West Sabine 24  Joaquin 14

 

Oct. 24

Beckville at Shelbyville

Joaquin at San Augustine

Cushing at West Sabine

 

 

Dist. 11-2A Div. II

                Dist.   All

Tenaha     2-0    5-1

Timpson   2-0    2-4

Maud         1-1    3-4

Overton     1-1    3-4

Mt. Enter   0-2    3-4

Fruitvale    0-2    0-7

 

Oct. 17

Tenaha 56  Fruitvale 12

Timpson 49  Overton 30

Mt. Enterprise 42  Maud 60

 

Oct. 24

Tenaha at Timpson

Maud at Fruitvale

Overton at Mount Enterprise

 

In volleyball Tuesday, the Center Lady Riders are in Huntington; and the Timpson Lady Bears at Overton.

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New work-week weather: Sunny & mild


Today: Sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
 
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 49. Calm wind.
 
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the morning.
 
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. East wind around 5 mph.
 
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 79. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
 
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
 
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
 
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

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Week 7 High School Football Scores


FINALS

 

Center 6  Tatum 46

Fruitvale 12  Tenaha 56

West Sabine 24  Joaquin 14

Shelbyville 66  Cushing 0

Timpson 49  Overton 30

San Augustine 55  Beckville 21

Deweyville 0  Garrison 43

Logansport 17  Block 39

Nacogdoches 79  Jacksonville 85 5/OT

 

Lufkin 63  Lindale 28

Kilgore 7  Carthage 21

Brownsboro 0  Henderson 52

Corrigan-Camden 52  Hemphill 0

Crockett 19  Newton 55

Mt. Enterprise 42  Maud 60

Marshall 42  Greenville 17

John Tyler 27  Ennis 30

Garland 62  Tyler Lee 54

Whitehouse 38  Corsicana 35

Chapel Hill 76  Palestine 36

Arp 38  Troupl 21

Waskom 57  Winona 6

Alto 52  Grapeland 34

Gladewater 36  Atlanta 14

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Sunny & mild weather continues through next week


Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Light and variable wind becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Calm wind.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

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Shelby County Sheriff's deputies arrest subject while smoking meth


Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports that on Thursday, October 16th,
Investigator Pope and Deputy Bailey were attempting to serve an arrest
warrant on Thomas Justin Brown. 

 

Upon arrival to the location to serve the warrant, Deputies noticed Brown setting in a vehicle parked in the driveway.  When the Deputies made contact with him, he was found in the process of smoking "Methamphetamine". 

 

After further investigation, 1.2 grams of "Methamphetamine" was found on Brown.  Thomas Justin Brown was arrested and booked into the Shelby County Jail for Warrant "Assault Causing Bodily Injury" and "Possession of Controlled Substance."

 

JP 1, Maxie Eaves, set bond at $10,000 for the POCS and $6,000 for the Assault.

 

Sheriff Blackwell states that if you have any information on any kind of
illegal activity or suspect illegal activity is going on please feel free
to call the Shelby County Sheriff's Office at 936-598-5600.

 

Sheriff Willis Blackwell would like to remind everyone that that illegal use of Narcotics
such as Methamphetamine does affect everyone.

 

 

Thomas Justin Brown

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 10/16/14--10/17/14


Arrest Report

10/16/14—10/17/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Joe Luis Rodriguez, 23, Center, Possession of a Controlled Substance & Possession of Marijuana

 

Thomas Brown, 30, Center, Possession of a Controlled Substance & Warrant-Assault/Causing Bodily Injury

 

John LeBlanc, 47, Center, Public Intoxication

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Nacogdoches hospitals taking pre-cautions with Ebola scare


With the Ebola virus identified less than three hours away it's only human nature to be somewhat concerned of the possible spread of the infectious disease into our area.

 

Both Nacogdoches hospitals are taking a proactive approach by stepping up training and conducting drills to ID, isolate, test and treat patients that may show signs of Ebola.

 

This includes the use of personal protective equipment to prevent transmission to a healthcare worker or anyone else.

 

Officials with Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital have also placed front-line care carts in the ER lobby and front lobby that contain masks, gloves and antibacterial hand gel to patients and visitors who come to the hospital while experiencing symptoms similar to Ebola, which are indicative of the flu.

 

Memorial staff are also said to be double-gloving.

 

An attempt was made to contact personnel with CHI St. Luke’s in San Augustine, but I never received a response as to what measures they may have in place.

 

Ebola is not believed to be spread through the air or by water or by food. It is spread through direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes in, for example, the eyes, nose or mouth) with blood or body fluids (including but not limited to urine, saliva, sweat, feces, vomit, breast milk and semen) of a person who is sick with Ebola.

 

There's no evidence that mosquitoes or other insects can transmit the virus.

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Accident victims reported to be OK following separate one-vehicle wrecks Thursday


A Center man escaped serious injury when he reportedly fell asleep, collided with a guardrail and flipped his pickup on Hwy. 7 West of Center Thursday morning. It's reported that 18-year old Gaije (Gauge) Ranes was traveling east around 6 a.m., crossed the roadway, struck a guardrail and flipped his Toyota Tundra. The one-vehicle accident occurred just west of FM 711. Ranes was taken by ACE EMS to a Nacogdoches hospital for treatment of injuries. He said to be OK. Ranes stated on his Facebook page he flipped his truck a couple of times when he fell asleep on the way to work.

 

A San Augustine woman walked away from an accident just before eleven Thursday morning when she failed to control her speed in a curve on Hwy. 87, just south of Loop 500 in Center. DPS Trooper Daniel Dellenger says that 51-year old Sandra Self was northbound in a Volkswagen Passat when she lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway, struck a culvert, went airborne, rolled, and came to rest on its roof. Self was taken by ACE EMS to CHI St. Luke’s in San Augustine to be checked out. Trooper Dellenger cited her for unsafe speed.

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The Texas Tribune to hosts event at SFA with Sen. Nicholls, Rep. Clardy on Oct. 22


The Texas Tribune, the nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization, invites you to a luncheon and a conversation with State Senator Robert Nichols and State Rep. Travis Clardy from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. next Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the SFA Student Center in Nacogdoches.

 

Texas Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith will moderate a preview of the 84th Legislative Session and audience questions and answers. Senator Nichols, an industrial engineer from Jacksonville, has represented Dist. 3 in the Texas Senate since 2007, and serves as chair of the Transportation Committee, vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Relations Committee, and a member of the Finance, Health & Human Services, State Affairs, and Natural Resources committees.

 

Meanwhile, Rep. Clardy has represented Dist. 11 in the Texas House since 2013, and the Nacogdoches native, and attorney, is a member of the Higher Education, Local & Consent Calendars, Redistricting and Special Purpose Districts committees.

Wednesday's event is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary lunch. The conversation will also be livestreamed at texastribune.org/livestream (starting at noon).

 

You are asked to RSVP The Texas Tribune if you plan on attending at 512-716-8652.

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Shelby County has several challenged races on Nov. 4 ballots, early voting starts Monday


Early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election starts Monday and continues through Oct. 31.

 

In Shelby County, you can vote early for any of the elections at County Clerk Allison Harbison's office on the Center square. Today we look at the challenged races on the ballot in Shelby County.

 

For State Senator Dist. 3, incumbent Republican Robert Nichols and Libertarian challenger, J. Tyler Lindsey; and for 273rd District Judge, Democrat incumbent Charles R. Mitchell is challenged by Republican Louie Des Champs.

 

In the County Commissioner Pct. 2 race, Republican Tim Runnels and Democrat incumbent Jimmy Lout; for Justice of the Peace Pct. 1, Republican Melissa Crouch and Democrat incumbent Maxie Eaves; JP Pct. 2, Republican Marla Denby and Democrat Jerry Powell; and for JP Pct. 5, Republican Mike Crouch and Democrat incumbent Jim Powers. There is also a write-in candidate for JP Pct. 5, Lee McIntyre.

 

In the Center ISD Board of Trustee election, four incumbents are up for re-election, they are Dr. Dixon Golden, Ortega Cartwright, Jim Sawyer and Deborah Chadwick, and they're challenged by James Greer, Daphne LaRock, Traci Willoughby and John Henry Holloway.

 

The City of Center has one council race contested, District 2 as incumbent Jerry Lathan is challenged by Jud Matthews.

 

Remember, you must have a valid photo ID in order to vote in person. The last day to apply for a ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) is Friday, Oct. 24.

 

Early voting for all elections in Shelby County, county, city of Center and Center ISD will be held at Shelby County Clerk Allison Harbison’s office on the Center Square from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, starting Monday. There will be two extended hour voting days, Monday, Oct. 20 & Monday, Oct. 27 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Also, early voting will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 26 from noon to 4 p.m.

 

Early voting for all elections in San Augustine County will take place at Election Administrator Deborah Woods' office in the El Camino Justice Center and at the Broaddus Community Center. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the elections office, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Broaddus. Extended hours will be Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at both locations. 

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Nacogdoches businessman, Center native accepts five-year plea bargain


Nacogdoches businessman and Shelby County native, 59-year old William "Willie" Hudson accepted a plea bargain deal of five years deferred adjudication during a plea hearing Tuesday in Judge Ed Kline's 420th Judicial District Court.

 

The agreement is in connection to an incident in June in which Hudson is said to have assault a SFA employee and took the keys to his truck.

 

KTRE TV reports as part of the plea agreement, the initial charges of robbery and injury to an elderly or disabled person were dropped and a charge of unlawful restraint was added to take their place.

 

Court records say if Hudson stays out of trouble with the law for a five-year period, the charge will be dropped from his record.

 

Hudson is represented by Center attorney, and half-brother, Stephen Shires, who said in the report that the altercation started because the employee parked illegally and Hudson wanted him to wait for police to arrive.

 

As part of the plea bargain, Hudson will reportedly pay a $1,000 fine, do community service, and keep the strict bond conditions Judge Kline set in a previous hearing in August.

 

These include no contact of any means with numerous downtown Nacogdoches businesses, and limited travel on the downtown sidewalks to the immediate vicinity of his business, Nacogdoches Hardware & Rental.

 

Willie Hudson

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Organizers cancel MOM Prom event due to lack of ticket sales


We received word yesterday that the HOPE Project’s “The Fight Like a Girl-Mom Prom” that was to be held Saturday evening in Center has been cancelled. Organizers say a lack of ticket sales led to the decision to not have the event. If you had purchased a ticket and would like to receive a refund, contact The HOPE Project in Tenaha.

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Organizers cancel MOM Prom event due to lack of ticket sales


We received word yesterday that the HOPE Project’s “The Fight Like a Girl-Mom Prom” that was to be held Saturday evening in Center has been cancelled. Organizers say a lack of ticket sales led to the decision to not have the event. If you had purchased a ticket and would like to receive a refund, contact The HOPE Project in Tenaha.

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Public invited to Tri-County's resource fair today


Tri-County Head Start is holding a Shelby County Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the old elementary school gym at 214 Nacogdoches Street in Center. 

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Local bands set to march at UIL contest at SFA Saturday


The Region 21 UIL Marching Band Contest will be held tomorrow at SFA's Homer Bryce Stadium as marching bands from throughout East Texas will be performing. Competition starts at 9:30 a.m. with the last band to hit the field at 9 p.m.

 

The local band schedule includes Joaquin at 9:45 a.m.; San Augustine at 10 a.m.; West Sabine at 10:30 a.m.; followed by Tenaha at 10:45, then Shelbyville at 11 a.m.; and Timpson at 11:45 a.m.

 

During the afternoon session, the Garrison band marches at 1:30 p.m.; Hemphill at 2:15; Carthage at 4:30 p.m. and the Center Roughrider band will perform at 6 p.m.

 

The final session begins with the Nacogdoches band at 7 p.m.

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Happenings at Shelbyville Hill Fest kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday


The second annual Happenings at Shelbyville Hill Fest will be held tomorrow at the top of the hill in Shelbyville.

 

The Shelbyville Lions host the event with a number of activities planned.

 

Included will be a variety of bands playing Bluegrass, Gospel, Rock & Blues, a raffle, a car show, children's activities, local food and craft booths, and a Queen of the Hill Pageant. Activities get underway at 10 a.m. with the 42 Tournament; the Blake Brothers Bluegrass at 10 a.m. and from 11:30 to 12:30; Chariots of Fire will take the stage at 1 p.m., with the Washer Tournament starting at 2 p.m.

 

The Queen of the Hill Crowning takes place at 2 p.m., with Chariots of Fire to perform at 2:30 p.m. The Bluebirds play from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to close out the festival.

 

There will be a number of ticket drawings during the event.

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Excelsior ISD PTO gearing up for Halloween Carnival Saturday night


The annual Excelsior ISD PTO Halloween Carnival will be held, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday evening at the school gym. Lots of games, food, prizes and fun!

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Huxley VFD's annual Fall Festival to be held Saturday evening


The Huxley Volunteer Fire Department will hold its Fall Festival starting at 6:00 pm Saturday. This is an annual fundraiser to support the fire department and the purchase of equipment. The Fall Festival is a family oriented event with Bingo, Children Activities, Cake Walks, Gun Raffles, etc. There will be Chicken Dinners, Hot Dogs, and Chili available for purchase. 

 

Events will be held at the Huxley VFD station.

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Benefit to be held for local man needing kidney/liver transplant on Sunday


Billy Fountain of Center is in need of a liver/kidney transplant a fundraiser will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Sundowner Private Club, Hwy. 96 south in Center. There will be a BBQ chicken lunch with the fixins being sold for $7.50 a plate, and an auction to follow at 4 p.m. For any information, call Billy Fountain at 332-4729.

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Tickets go on sale Monday for 2nd annual Taste of the Holidays


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are hosting the 2nd annual Taste of the Holidays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7 at the Windham Civic Center.

 

The eclectic culinary sampling and dining experience is being held in conjunction with the annual Pinecone and Mistletoe Christmas Market.

 

Space is limited and advance tickets are $25 per person, which will cover admission costs to the Taste of the Holidays and the Pinecone and Mistletoe Christmas Market.

 

Tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. 20 through Monday, Nov. 3, and can be purchased at Sombreros, Center Antiques and Sandwich Shop, Gatherings, Shelby County Today, the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce or from any chamber ambassador.

 

Participating in the exclusive Taste of the Holidays include local chamber member restaurants, caterers, florists and other specialty businesses, including Center Antiques and Sandwich Shop, Endless Possibilities, JOI Ranch, Moodyville BBQ, Sombreros,  Brookshire Brothers, Huxley Bay Marina, Tamalito’s Café, TR’s Steaks & More, Sarah Lee, Pineywoods Beverage, Hughes Florist, Watson/ Tucker Florist, MW Rentals and Texas Glacier Ice Sculptures.  

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Funeral Notices: 10/17/14


Mangum Funeral Home announces pending service for 73-year old Thelma Hooter of Shelbyville. She passed way Thursday at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Among Thelma Hooter’s survivors is her husband, Marvin Hooter of Shelbyville; and step son, Kevin Hooter.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces service for 65-year old Lee Elma Jenkins of Center. Service will be at 2 p.m. this afternoon at Triumph Kingdom of God in Christ Church in Center, with burial at Westview Cemetery in Center.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 86-year old Pearl Mae Taylor Coon Burgay of Center. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Neuville Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

 

Taylor Funeral Home announces service for 95-year old Cleona Bonner Crump Laviolette of Timpson. Service will be at 2 p.m. today at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, with interment at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be held today at the church beginning at 1 p.m. and going until service time.

 

Garrison Funeral Home announces service for 93-year old Odessa J. Powdrill of Garrison, Service will be at 3 p.m. this afternoon at Garrison Funeral Home, with interment at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County. A visitation will be held prior to service staring at 1:30 p.m.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 80-year old Artis “Shedro” Jackson of Shelbyville. Service will be at 11 a.m. this morning at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church with interment at Thompson Cemetery.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 64-year old Robert E. Watts of San Augustine. Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at True Vine Baptist Church, with interment at Red Land Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at Garner & Son Chapel.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 80-year old Mrs. Ollie B. Harrison of Tulsa, OK, formerly of Center. Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church in Center, with interment at Westview Cemetery.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending service for Mr. James Moore of San Augustine, formerly of Center. He passed away Wednesday in Lufkin.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home of San Augustine announces service for 61-year old Lynn Renfroe of San Augustine. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wyman Roberts Chapel.

 

Laird Funeral Home of Nacogdoches announces service for 67-year old Edward Henry Vaughn of Nacogdoches. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Laird Funeral Home, with burial at Garden of Memories Memorial Park in Lufkin. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. this evening at Laird Funeral Home. Edward Henry Vaughn grew up in Huxley and is a 1965 graduate of Joaquin High School. 

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VFW to honor military women at event this morning


Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Ladies Auxiliary will honor the service and sacrifice of all women veterans at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse at 10 a.m. this morning. The public is invited and women veterans are especially encouraged to attend.  

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Local Sports Round up 10/17/14; high school football enters Week 2 of district


In sports,

 

In sub-varsity football last night, the Center Roughrider 9th/JV were handed their first loss of the season, as Tatum came away with a 35-6 win. In Jr. action, the 7B tied Tatum, 3-3, 7A defeats Tatum, 36-12, and the 8A Roughriders were shutout, 48-0.

 

It’s Week 2 of district play for local teams tonight. The 2-3 Center Roughriders will head to 2-4 Tatum. Both teams are looking for their first win in Dist. 6-4A, Div. II. Hear it on KDET online at cbc-radio.com as Rob Payne, Chris Watlington and the Rider Radio team bring you all the action staring at 7 p.m.

 

Heading into play tonight, Atlanta, Gladewater and Spring Hill are all 1-0, with Center, Tatum and Texarkana Pleasant Grove 0-1.

 

Gladewater heads to Atlanta for one of the top games in East Texas tonight, and Spring Hill goes to Pleasant Grove.

 

In the Shelby County Game of the Week, 4-2 West Sabine will be at the 3-2 Joaquin Rams, as the first Dist. 10-2A, Div. I win is on the line for both teams. It's also homecoming for the Rams. Don Wall has the play-by-play on Q100 KQBB and online at cbc-radio.com beginning at 7:20.

 

Elsewhere in the district, the 5-0 Shelbyville Dragons will head to 4-2 Cushing and 3-3 San Augustine is at 4-1 Beckville.

 

Looking at the district race, Shelbyville, Beckville and San Augustine are all 1-0, with Joaquin, Cushing and West Sabine 0-1.

 

In Dist. 11-2A, Div. II, 0-6 Fruitvale at 4-1 Tenaha, it's 1-4 Timpson at 3-3 Overton, 3-3 and 3-3 Mount Enterprise at 2-4 Maud.

 

The district race has Tenaha, Timpson and Overton at 1-0, with Mount Enterprise, Maud and Fruitvale 0-1.

 

In Dist. 11-3A, Div. II, 1-5 Deweyville is at 3-2 Garrison, where it's homecoming.  Corrigan-Camden will be at Hemphill and Crockett goes to Newton.

 

Garrison, Corrigan-Camden and Newton are 1-0.

 

The 5-1 Logansport Tigers go to Block tonight.

 

Other area games, Kilgore at Carthage, Nacogdoches at Jacksonville, Lufkin at Lindale, Browsboro at Henderson, and Alto at Grapeland.

 

The SFA Lumberjacks go to Houston Baptist for a 7 p.m. kick-off Saturday.

 

The Shelbyville Youth Football League is hosting Saturday's flag and tackle youth football games. Volunteers are needed to help at the gate with collecting entry fees and volunteers are needed to work the concessions tent. The Concessions tent will be open from 10:00am until 3 or 4pm. The gate will need volunteers starting at 8am since games start at 9am. Parents able to volunteer, contact Johnny Fleming at 936-590-4526.

 

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It's Friday!!!!Sunny & Warm today, daytime highs see slight drop through weekend


Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
 
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
 
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. East wind around 5 mph.
 
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
 
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
 
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
 
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 10/15/15--10/16/14


Arrest Report

 

10/15/14—10/16/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Carlos Delgado, 33, Center, Tarrant County Warrant-Driving While Intoxicated

 

Joseph Ruducka, 35, Timpson, Warrant-Assault Causing Bodily Injury

 

Morgan Baker, 26, Timpson, Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

Clayton Russell, Jr., 26, Timpson, Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

 

 

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Center ISD Board of Trustees to meet this evening


The Center ISD Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. this evening and the meeting will start with a public hearing on “FIRST” report (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas). Among the agenda items for consideration and approval will be judges for the Nov. 4 school board election; give administration the OK to solicit proposals for school vehicles; approval of property and fleet insurance; and insurance for Shelby County Alternative Education. In addition, trustees will get an update on the Community Garden Project, district and campus safety and security, and employee benefits.

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Former DeSoto Parish School superintendent makes restitution


Former DeSoto Parish School Superintendent and current State education board member Walter Lee has reimbursed the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education some $13,000 that state auditors said he owned for improper payments received for travel and lodging over a three-year period.

 

The 80-year old Lee made the payment on Sept. 15, and on the same day, was paid travel and per diem expenses from the board of education that have been held since December until he made restitution.

 

Lee allegedly double-dipped for travel and hotel expenses related to his Board of Elementary and Secondary Education service on the on the DeSoto Parish School Board’s credit card then failed to repay the district after being paid by the state for the same invoices.

 

Lee was indicted in January on felony theft and fraud charges, and in August for four misdemeanor indictments for theft. He pleaded not guilty to all charges.

 

Lee retired from the DeSoto Parish School Board in November 2012.

 

His next court date in DeSoto District Court is Dec. 10.

 

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San Augustine County voters to elect district & county judge, along with SAISD trustees and city aldermen


Early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election starts Monday and continues through Oct. 31.

 

Over the next couple of days we'll be running down the local races.

 

We begin today with San Augustine County. For State Senator Dist. 3, incumbent Republican Robert Nichols and Libertarian challenger, J. Tyler Lindsey; for 273rd District Judge, Democrat incumbent Charles R. Mitchell is challenged by Republican Louie Des Champs; and in the San Augustine County Judges' race, incumbent Democrat Samye Malone Johnson and Republican Randy Williams.

 

There are four positions on the San Augustine ISD Board up for election, as Trustee Post. 3 includes Patricia McClure and incumbent Ryan Garcia; Trustee Post. 4 has incumbent Edwin Henley, Henry Lee Garner and David Garner; Trustee Post. 5 sees incumbent Orvin Garrett, challenged by Loretta Bedford and Dennis Barnes; and in Trustee Post. 6 race, its Steven Standley and incumbent Charles Boyette.

 

All 5 city of San Augustine alderman spots are on the ballot, as #1 has Alanna Borders and incumbent Valencia Price; #2 pits Jim Blackwell and incumbent Pamela Nickleberry Teel; #3 with incumbent Mike Malone and Stacy "Jack" Watts; #4 has Rodney "Rod" Litton and incumbent Joe Verhalen; and Alderman #5, incumbent Claudia Cabriales, Dan Fussell and Dr. John Alexander.

 

Early voting in San Augustine County will take place at Election Administrator Deborah Woods' office in the El Camino Justice Center and at the Broaddus Community Center. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the elections office, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Broaddus. Extended hours will be Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at both locations.

 

Remember, you must have a valid photo ID in order to vote in person. The last day to apply for a ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) is Friday, Oct. 24.

 

Tomorrow we'll look at the Shelby County races on the Nov. 4 ballots.

 

Early voting for all elections in Shelby County, county, city of Center and Center ISD will be held at Shelby County Clerk Allison Harbison’s office on the Center Square from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. She notes there will be two extended hour voting days, Monday, Oct. 20 & Monday, Oct. 27 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Also, early voting will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 26 from noon to 4 p.m.

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Shelby County men take second at National Dutch Oven Gathering


Two Shelby County men recently competed in the National Dutch Oven Gathering cook-off in Monticello, Iowa and came away in second place.

 

Calvin Taylor of Shelbyville and Bill Philipp of Joaquin, who both cook with the Toledo Bend Chapter at Boles Field monthly, had to cook 3 courses-yeast bread, main course and dessert, using Dutch ovens and charcoal for heat.

 

Taylor and Phillip said they were competing with temperatures in the mid 40s, along with rain and wind that made the project a challenge. They report they lost out by just 3 point to the world champions.

 

Congratulations!

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Gas prices drop in past week, under $3 a gallon in Timpson


The average price for a gallon of regular gas statewide is averaging $3.01 a gallon, that's down a dime in the past week, according to gasbuddy.com.

 

In Louisiana, a gallon’s averaging $3.03, down eight cents in a week.

 

Nationally, the average is $3.18, which is nine cents less than last week, and 15 cents less from the same time a year ago.

 

Here at home, checking prices this morning in Center, the lowest we found was $3.04 at Wal-Mart, down eight cents in the past week.

 

Just so you know, there is gas in Shelby County under $3 a gallon found in Timpson.

 

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Lifetree Cafe to discuss The Bible at tonight's gathering


Whether the Bible is real, reliable and relevant will be discussed at Lifetree Cafe tonight at 6 p.m. A filmed interview with Eugene Peterson, the author of the best-selling The Message will be shown. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Lifetree Cafe is located at The Little Fox Marketplace on the downtown Center square.

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Funeral notices 10/16/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces the passing of 95-year old Jeanne Marcelle Henry in Houston. Among her survivors is son, William Hendrick Henry and wife Ginny and John Robert Henry and wife Debbie.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 86-year old Pearl Mae Taylor Coon Burgay of Center. She passed away Wednesday in Nacogdoches. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Neuville Cemetery in Shelby County. Among Pearl Mae Taylor Coon Burgay’s survivors are sons, Roger Coon and wife, Janice of Joplin, Missouri, William Coon of Gilmer and Barney Coon of League City; and step-son, Johnny Burgay of Center.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces service for 75-year old Roy Gene Walker of Monroe, La., formerly of Joaquin. He passed away Monday in Monroe. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Joaquin, with military honors given by VFW Post #8904. Visitation will be today prior to service starting at noon until 1:30 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. Among Roy Gene Walker’s survivors is his wife, Ethel Mae Walker of Monroe; children, Glenn Walker & wife, Ann of Rayville, La., and Ricky Walker and wife, Tina, Tonya Walker Frost, and Todd Walker, all of Monroe; sisters, Lillian Wallace of Center, Mary Anderson and husband, Tim of Center; brother, Paul Walker and wife, Brenda of Stanley, La., and mother of his children, Jane Phillip Walker.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces service for 65-year old Lee Elma Jenkins of Center. Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Triumph Kingdom of God in Christ Church in Center, with burial at Westview Cemetery in Center. The wake will be from 5 to 7 p.m. this evening at Mangum Funeral Home.

 

Taylor Funeral Home announces service for 95-year old Cleona Bonner Crump Laviolette of Timpson. She passed away Tuesday at her home. Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, with interment at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday at the church beginning at 1 p.m. and going until service time. Among Cleona Bonner Crump Laviolette survivors are sons, Bruce & Bonnie Crump of Kilgore and Bernard Crump of Lufkin; daughters, Nelda & Tommy Robison of Center, Betty Hairgrove and Valeta & Billy Hudman all of Timpson, and Vicki Huckaby of Liberty.

 

Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson announces a memorial service for 83-year old Mrs. Bobbie Anderson Brinson of Timpson. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. this evening at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. A time of visitation will begin at 6:30 p.m. preceding the service.

 

Garrison Funeral Home announces service for 93-year old Odessa J. Powdrill of Garrison, Service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Garrison Funeral Home, with interment at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County. A visitation will be held prior to service staring at 1:30 p.m.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 80-year old Artis “Shedro” Jackson of Shelbyville. Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church with interment at Thompson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at Garner & Son Mortuary.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 64-year old Robert E. Watts of San Augustine. He passed away at his home. Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at True Vine Baptist Church, with interment at Red Land Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Garner & Son Chapel. Among Robert E. Watts' survivors is wife, Christine Holman Watts of San Augustine; daughters, Latonya Brooks and Lycinda Watts, both of San Augustine; sons, Robert Sirell & Cheryl Watts of San Augustine and Christopher and Casandra Watts of Dallas; sisters, Edwina & Verlon Clifton of San Augustine, Dorothy & Ernest Thomas of Kountze, and Elizabeth Robinson of Ocenside, Ca.; and a brother, Charles E. Watts of Houston.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 80-year old Mrs. Ollie B. Harrison of Tulsa, OK, formerly of Center. Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bright Morning Star Baptist Church in Center, with interment at Westview Cemetery.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending service for Mr. James Moore of San Augustine, formerly of Center. He passed away Wednesday in Lufkin.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home of San Augustine announces service for 61-year old Lynn Renfroe of San Augustine. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wyman Roberts Chapel.

 

Laird Funeral Home of Nacogdoches announces service for 67-year old Edward Henry Vaughn of Nacogdoches. He passed away Tuesday in Houston. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Laird Funeral Home, with burial at Garden of Memories Memorial Park in Lufkin. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Laird Funeral Home. Edward Henry Vaughn grew up in Huxley and is a 1965 graduate of Joaquin High School. Among his survivors are his wife, Joan Patricia Stansel Vaughn; daughter, Susan Cavanaugh and husband, Jeff; and sisters, Bertha Lee Raymond and husband, Dean, Mildred Dillard and Joan O’Rear.

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Local Sports Roundup 10/16/14; sub-varsity football on tap today


In sub-varsity football today, the Center Roughrider 7/8th A&B will be in Tatum starting at 4:30 p.m., while the Rider 9th/JV will be home to play Tatum starting at 5 p.m. at Roughrider Stadium.

 

The Shelbyville Dragon Jr. High 8th grade will be home to play Cushing at 5 p.m., while the JV Dragons are home to play Cushing at 7 p.m.

 

The Joaquin Ram Jr. High and JV go to West Sabine starting at 5 p.m.

 

The Timpson Jr. High is home to play Overton with a 5:30 p.m. start.

 

Beckville goes to San Augustine to play the Jr. High and JV Wolves.

 

The Tenaha Tiger Junior High game against Fruitvale has been cancelled for today, due to Fruitvale not having school. The Tiger JV will host the Henderson 9th grade team at Tiger Stadium with a 5:30 PM start.

 

It’s Week 2 of district play for local teams tomorrow night. The Center Roughriders will head to Tatum to renew an old rivalry. Hear the action on KDET online at cbc-radio.com. The Shelbyville Dragons go to Cushing, Fruitvale at Tenaha, West Sabine at Joaquin for the Rams’ homecoming, which is also our Shelby County Game of the Week on Q100 KQBB and online at cbc-radio.com. Other local games include Timpson at Overton, San Augustine at Beckville, Deweyville at Garrison for the Bulldogs’ homecoming, and Logansport at Block.

 

The Shelbyville Youth Football League is hosting this week’s flag and tackle youth football games. Volunteers are needed to help at the gate with collecting entry fees and volunteers are needed to work the concessions tent. The Concessions tent will be open from 10:00am until 3 or 4pm. The gate will need volunteers starting at 8am since games start at 9am. Parents able to volunteer, contact Johnny Fleming at 936-590-4526.

 

In volleyball action, the Center Lady Riders go to Diboll for matches at 10 a.m. Saturday in district action. The Timpson Lady Bears host Leverrett's Chapel at 4 p.m. Friday.

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Sunny days & clear nights with seasonal temperatures


Today: Sunny, with a high near 85. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 55. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 86. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 84. West wind around 5 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 81.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 81.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 10/14/14--10/15/14


Arrest Report

 

10/14/14—10/15/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Tiffany Newman, 32, Timpson, Warrant-Credit/Debit Card Abuse

 

Kirk Hinson, 34, Center, Warrant-Prohibited Substance in a Correctional Facility

 

Cidnee Williams, 22, Center, 4 Warrants forTheft

 

Joshua Blanton, 25, Mt. Enterprise, Warrant-Criminal Trespass

 

Rhonda Adams, 47, Nacogdoches, Driving While License Invalid

 

Rodney Paul Brittain, 44, Shelbyville, Driving While Intoxicated-1st

 

Donald Chris Handlin, 33, Nacogdoches, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon

 

San Augustine County:

 

Billy Clements, 28, Broaddus, Public Intoxication, Failure to ID & Obstructing Highway Passage-Way

 

Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

 

 

 

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San Augustine County Commissioners accept veterans officer's resignation


At the San Augustine County Commissioners’ Court meeting Tuesday, Commissioner Pct. 3 Joey Holloway was selected as the court's judge pro-tem.

 

In addition, commissioners accepted the resignation of Veterans Service Officer Jim Fowler. According to County Judge Sammye Johnson, Fowler resigned suddenly due to pressing personal family reasons. She added he did a great job and will be missed.

 

Judge Johnson added San Augustine County is working with another county to find an immediate veterans officer to fill the gap.

 

Also at yesterday’s meeting, it was revealed that Next Step Ministries is coming to San Augustine County in 2015.

 

Judge Johnson said Sheldon and Robyn Hardy of White Rock Baptist Church will start the multi-year project to serve the people of the county who are in need of help, with no financial cost to the county residents, just cooperation and participation.

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Early voting set to start Monday; Appeals court rules in favor of voter ID


A reminder, early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election starts next Monday, Oct. 20 and will continue thru Oct 31.

 

Early voting for all elections in Shelby County, county, city of Center and Center ISD will be held at Shelby County Clerk Allison Harbison’s office on the Center Square from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

 

She notes there will be two extended hour voting days, Monday, Oct. 20 & Monday, Oct. 27 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Also, early voting will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 26 from noon to 4 p.m.

 

In San Augustine County, Election Administrator Deborah Woods says all early voting for all elections in the county will be at her office in the El Camino Justice Center or at the Broaddus Community Center. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the elections office, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Broaddus.

 

She noted extended hours will be Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at both locations.

 

By the way, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that photo voter ID will be used in the Nov. 4 election after a federal judge struck down the ID requirement just last Friday. So you will need a valid form of identification before you can vote, whether early, or on Election Day.

 

The last day to apply for a ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) is Friday, Oct. 24.

 

We'll begin running down the list of local elections in Shelby and San Augustine Counties tomorrow.

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Center ISD Board of Trustees to have meeting Thursday evening


The Center ISD Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday and the meeting will start with a public hearing on “FIRST” report.

 

Among the agenda items for consideration and approval will be judges for the Nov. 4 school board election; give administration the OK to solicit proposals for school vehicles; approval of property and fleet insurance; and insurance for Shelby County Alternative Education.

 

In addition, trustees will get an update on the Community Garden Project, district and campus safety and security, and employee benefits.

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Two new restaurants to open in Center


Two new eateries will be opening in Center, soon.

 

Kinnie and Kim Adams are the owners of "Chubby's Fried Chicken & Seafood" on Shelbyville Street in the former Fausto's location, and James Headley, who's had Pineywoods Seafood since 1997, will be opening "The BBQ Joint" in the former Harry's Smokehouse at 500 Cora Street in the next couple of weeks.

 

Adams says he'll offer casual dining with fried chicken, including livers and gizzards, and sides such as dirty rice, fried okra, corn nuggets, potatoes and gravy and baked beans. He added he'll be using Mississippi Farm Raised Catfish, and will also be offering shrimp and fried oysters. “Chubby’s Fried Chicken & Seafood” Hours will be 10:30 to 9, Monday thru Saturday.

 

Adams had KB Cafe on the Center square some 17 years ago, and recently retired from Sysco Foods.

 

At "The BBQ Joint", Headley says he'll be serving all the traditional meats including brisket, pork butt, chicken, hot links, sliced turkey and ham, along with turkey legs and boudain.

 

In addition, after 4 p.m. he'll fire up a Mesquite wood grill for steaks and fish, and will feature a sauce bar.

 

Headley has also gone in and made a private dining area for parties.

 

"The BBQ Joint" will be open six days, 10 to 9, Monday thru Saturday.

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Area bands set to perform at UIL Marching Contest at SFA on Saturday


The Region 21 UIL Marching Band Contest will be held all Saturday at SFA's Homer Bryce Stadium as marching bands from throughout East Texas ranging from 1A thru 6A will be performing.

 

Competition starts at 9:30 a.m. with the last band to hit the field at 9 p.m.

 

The local band schedule includes Joaquin at 9:45 a.m.; San Augustine at 10 a.m.; West Sabine at 10:30 a.m.; followed by Tenaha at 10:45, then Shelbyville at 11 a.m.; and Timpson at 11:45 a.m.

 

During the afternoon session, the Garrison band marches at 1:30 p.m.; Hemphill at 2:15; Carthage at 4:30 p.m. and the Center Roughrider band will perform at 6 p.m.

 

The final session begins with the Nacogdoches band at 7 p.m.

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Schedule for upcoming Happenings at Shelbyville Hill Fest on Saturday


The second annual Happenings at Shelbyville Hill Fest will be held Saturday, Oct. 18 at the top of the hill in Shelbyville.

 

The Shelbyville Lions host the event with a number of activities planned. Included will be a variety of bands playing Bluegrass, Gospel, Rock & Blues, a raffle, a car show, children's activities, local food and craft booths, and a Queen of the Hill Pageant.

 

Activities get underway at 10 a.m. with the 42 Tournament; the Blake Brothers Bluegrass at 10 a.m. and from 11:30 to 12:30.

 

Chariots of Fire will take the stage at 1 p.m., with the Washer Tournament starting at 2 p.m. The Queen of the Hill Crowning takes place at 2 p.m., with Chariots of Fire to perform at 2:30 p.m.

 

The Bluebirds play from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to close out the festival.

 

There will be a number of ticket drawings during the event.

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Funeral notices 10/15/14


Mangum Funeral Home announces the passing of 87-year old Mrs. Willie Mae Fenley of Center. She passed away Tuesday at Holiday Nursing Home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Among Willie Mae Fenley’s survivors is a sister, Ruby Bullock of Center; brother, Robert Bullock; and daughter-in-law, Delores Phillips of Carthage.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces service for 65-year old Lee Elma Jenkins of Center. Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Triumph Kingdom of God in Christ Church in Center, with burial at Westview Cemetery in Center. The wake will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Mangum Funeral Home.

 

Garrison Funeral Home announces service for 93-year old Odessa J. Powdrill of Garrison She passed away Tuesday at Garrison Nursing Home. Service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Garrison Funeral Home, with interment at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County. A visitation will be held prior to service staring at 1:30 p.m. Among Odessa J. Powdrill’s survivors is daughter, Kathryn Howard of Garrison; and brother, Joe Buck Strong of Nacogdoches.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 80-year old Artis “Shedro” Jackson of Shelbyville. Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church with interment at Thompson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Garner & Son Mortuary.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending service for 80-year old Mrs. Ollie B. Harrison of Tulsa, OK, formerly of Center. She passed away Friday in Tulsa.

 

Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson announces a memorial service for 83-year old Mrs. Bobbie Anderson Brinson of Timpson. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. A time of visitation will begin at 6:30 p.m. preceding the service.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home of San Augustine announces service for 65-year old Bryan Lawrence Bragg of Broaddus. Service will be at 1 p.m. this afternoon at Trinity Baptist Church in Broaddus, with interment at Broaddus Cemetery.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home of San Augustine announces service for 61-year old Lynn Renfroe of San Augustine. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wyman Roberts Chapel.

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Local Sports Roundup 10/15/14


It’s Week 7 of the high school football season and Week 2 of district play for local teams Friday night. The Center Roughriders will head to Tatum, Shelbyville goes to Cushing, Fruitvale at Tenaha, West Sabine at Joaquin for the Rams’ homecoming, which will be our Shelby County Game of the Week on Q-100 KQBB. Other games include Timpson at Overton, San Augustine at Beckville, Deweyville at Garrison for the Bulldogs’ homecoming, and Logansport at Block.

 

In sub-varsity football tomorrow, the Center Roughrider 7/8th A&B will be in Tatum starting at 4:30 p.m., while the Rider 9th/JV will be home to play Tatum starting at 5 p.m. at Roughrider Stadium.

 

The Shelbyville Dragon Jr. High 8th grade will be home to play Cushing at 5 p.m., while the JV Dragons are home to play Cushing at 7 p.m.

 

The Joaquin Ram Jr. High and JV go to West Sabine starting at 5 p.m.

 

The Timpson Jr. High is home to play Overton with a 5:30 p.m. start.

 

Beckville meanwhile will be in San Augustine to play the Jr. High and JV Wolves on Thursday.

 

The Tenaha Tiger sub varsity teams will return to action this Thursday. The Junior High team will travel to Fruitvale while the Tiger JV will host the Henderson HS 9th grade team in Tiger Stadium at 5:30 PM. 

 

 

 

 

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Don't get bored with this beautfiul weather! Sunny & nice


Today: Sunny, with a high near 76. Light northwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 45. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 55. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the morning.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 82.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 10/13/14--10/14/14


Arrest Report

10/13/14—10/14/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Chatrick Hines, 38, Grand Cane, La., Driving While Intoxicated

 

Thomas Ingram, 53, Gary, Panola County Warrant-Failure to Appear, Original Charge: Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

Kirk Hinson, 34, Center, Delivery of a Controlled Substance & Delivery of a Dangerous Drug

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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Another stormy Monday leaves behind power outages & good rains


Another stormy Monday for the second week as a cold front pushed through the area.

 

Rain, gusty winds and lightning were the main weather makers. Temperatures also cooled from 76 early Monday to the lows 60s in less than an hour with passage of the system. The rains were good, as Jim Forbes had recorded over two inches in as many hours.

 

DETEC Communications Specialist Brittney Johnson says high winds led to a majority of their electrical outages. Some 2000 members were out of service during the peak of the storms, with the majority in Shelby and Nacogdoches County.

 

As of lunch, DETEC had some 750 members still out, with that number down to 10 members by 3:30 p.m.

 

Ms. Johnson said DETEC is thankful to the membership for their patience while crews battled the elements to restore power as quickly as possible.

SWEPCO also had an outage in Center just before lunch, as some 500 customers were affected, including most of the downtown area. The power was restored in less than an hour.

 

The weather has made a rebound with sunny and mild days the rule for the remainder of the work week into the weekend.

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Monday's storms forces temporary change in Center Broadcasting station's programming


Yesterday’s weather has forced a change for two of our Center Broadcasting Company stations. We have lost the regular programming on both Q-100 KQBB and 92.5 KXXE and are doing a simulcast of KDET AM on both of those stations until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience, and engineers are working on resolving the issue as soon as possible.

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Two individuals recovering from separate lightning incidents


A freak indirect lightning strike late Sunday afternoon off State Hwy. 147 in Angelina County has left a Zavalla boy recovering from injuries.

 

Angelina County officials say 14-year old Nicholas Mitchell was weaned off a ventilator Monday, and has double pneumonia with fluid on his lungs in a Houston hospital.

 

It’s reported Mitchell and another boy were on national forest land scouting sites to hunt, when Mitchell climbed in a metal deer stand which was leaned against a tree, with lightning struck the tree and he was blown out of the stand and knocked unconscious.

 

The other boy felt the jolt, but was able to recover and ran for help. Officials say it took some time for responders to reach Mitchell because the boy had a tough time re-tracing his steps.

 

In an unrelated incident yesterday, a man received a shock while helping to dismantle a drilling rig site near Jasper. The incident occurred west of Jasper around 11 a.m. The worked was partially unconscious when lighting struck the boom of a nearby crane. The unidentified man is reported to be OK.

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Shelby County Commissioners Court updated on grants, approves tax abatement for Port-A-Cool


At their meeting Monday the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court received a couple of grant funding updates, including word that the grant renewal for a cooperative working agreement between Shelby and Panola County for the 123rd Judicial District Adult Court for Fiscal Year 2015 was finalized. In addition, the Texas Homeland Security State Administrative Agency Monitoring Grant was approved for some $149,000 through DETCOG and Homeland Security for the purchase of digital radios for the sheriff’s office and probation department.

 

Shelby County Commissioners also approved the creation of a County Tax Reinvestment Zone and an 8-year sliding scale tax abatement agreement for Port-A-Cool as the company will be expanding its plant with the creation of up to 15 new jobs over the next three years.

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Shelby County Chamber Ambassadors staging Business After Hours at Cline Family Medicine today


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors welcome Chamber members to a Business After Hours event this afternoon from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Dr. Mark Cline, of Cline Family Medicine, located at 630 Hurst St., along with Nacogodoches Medical Center, will host the event and showcase their state-of-the-art facilities and services. Refreshments will be served and Chamber members are asked to bring their business cards to exchange and to be eligible for door prizes.

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San Augustine County Commissioners' Court to meet this morning


The San Augustine County Commissioners’ Court will meet at 9 a.m. this morning and among the items for discussion and possible action will be selection of a Judge Pro-tem; accepting a letter or resignation from the Veterans Service Officer, and making an emergency interim replacement; maintaining an account for the San Augustine Historical Commission; the chamber of commerce and Main Street hosting a Trick or Trunk around the courthouse square, Monday, Oct. 27; proclamation for 2014 National 4-H Week, and the commissioners will receive a report on the Next Step progress.

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Timpson ISD Trustees to have public, regular meeting this evening


The Timpson ISD Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly meeting this evening and will start with a public meeting for the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas Report at 6:15 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. After administrative reports, the board will consider and may take action on approval of the FIRST Report; revisions to the EIC Local Policy; an Internet Safety Plan and acceptable use guidelines; a purchasing cooperative interlocal agreement with Region VII; and an Emergency Operations Plan.

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Center ISD to observe Red Ribbon Week Oct. 27-31


Center ISD will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week beginning on Monday, October 27th through Friday, October 31st. Each campus has activities, theme days and more planned to promote a drug free environment in the school and community. The community is asked to encourage the students at Center ISD to be Drug Free!

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VFW to honor women veterans Friday morning


Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Ladies Auxiliary will honor the service and sacrifice of all women veterans at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse on Friday, October 17th at 10:00 a.m.  As always the public is invited and women veterans are especially encouraged to attend. 

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Local Sports Roundup 10/14/14; Don Wall's Coaches Show airs tonight at 7 p.m. on Q100 KQBB


It’s Tuesday and Don Wall’s Shelby County Coaches’ Show airs tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. on Q-100 KQBB and online at cbc-radio.com.

 

The Center Varsity Boys Cross Country team traveled to Lufkin on Saturday, October 11th to participate in the Lufkin Invitational. They placed 1st overall heading into District competition set for next Monday, October 20th in Carthage.

 

The AP Texas High School Football Rankings are out for Week 7 and in Class 2A, the Tenaha Tigers remain at No. 14, but absent are the Shelbyville Dragons, who were 15th a week ago, despite a big win over Joaquin last Friday. Alto is No. 8 and Refugio is still No. 1. In Class 3A, Cisco remains the top team, Corrigan-Camden is still No. 4, Kirbyville 6th, Waskom 9th, and is 15th. As for 4A, Navasota is still holding onto No. 1, with Gilmer at No. 3, Center’s district opponents Atlanta and Gladewater at No. 9 & 10 respectively. Aledo is the top team in 5A, John Tyler 5th, and Lufkin is No. 14. Allen is still No. 1 in Class 6A.

 

Week 2 of district play for local high school football teams Friday night, as the Center Roughriders go to Tatum, Shelbyville at Cushing, Fruitvale at Tenaha, West Sabine at Joaquin for the Rams’ homecoming, Timpson at Overton, San Augustine at Beckville, Deweyville at Garrison for the Bulldogs’ homecoming, and Logansport at Block.

 

In sub-varsity football Thursday, the Center Roughrider 7/8th A&B will be in Tatum starting at 4:30 p.m., while the Rider 9th/JV will be home to play Tatum starting at 5 p.m. at Roughrider Stadium.

 

The Shelbyville Dragon Jr. High 8th grade will be home to play Cushing at 5 p.m., while the JV Dragons are home to play Cushing at 7 p.m.

 

The Joaquin Ram Jr. High and JV go to West Sabine starting at 5 p.m.

 

The Timpson Jr. High is home to play Overton with a 5:30 p.m. start.

 

Beckville meanwhile will be in San Augustine to play the Jr. High and JV Wolves on Thursday.

 

The Tenaha Tiger sub varsity teams will return to action this Thursday. The Junior High team will travel to Fruitvale while the Tiger JV will host the Henderson HS 9th grade team in Tiger Stadium at 5:30 PM. 

 

Volleyball action today, the Center Lady Riders are home to play Jasper starting at 5 p.m., and the Timpson Lady Bears go to Gary.

 

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Funeral notices 10/14/14


Mangum Funeral Home announces service for 65-year old Lee Elma Jenkins of Center. She passed away Sunday at University Health in Shreveport. Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Triumph Kingdom of God in Christ Church in Center. The wake will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Mangum Funeral Home. Among Lee Elma Jenkins’ survivors is her mother, Blue Bell Jenkins of Center; husband, Jackie Pitts of Center; children Lavetha Jenkins Scott & husband, Bobby of Huntsville, Lisa Jenkins McNealy & husband, Joe of Dallas, LaDonna Jenkins Bailey & husband Chadwick of Houston and LaDerrica Pitts Williams and husband, Gary of Tyler; and half-sister, Joyce Ann Cartwright of Shelbyville.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 80-year old Artis “Shedro” Jackson of Shelbyville. He passed away Sunday at CHI St. Luke’s in San Augustine. Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church with interment at Thompson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Garner & Son Mortuary. Among Artis “Shedro” Jackson’s survivors is a son, Johnny Ervin Jackson of Center; daughters, Reta Ann & Donald Hale and Shonda & Michael Greer, all of Center, and Shirley Jackson of San Augustine; sisters, Dora Jones of the Bland Lake Community, Margureite King of Shelbyville and Lena Jones of Houston.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending service for 80-year old Mrs. Ollie B. Harrison of Tulsa, OK, formerly of Center. She passed away Friday in Tulsa.

 

Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson announces a memorial service for 83-year old Mrs. Bobbie Anderson Brinson of Timpson. She passed away Saturday in Nacogdoches. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. A time of visitation will begin at 6:30 p.m. preceding the service. Among Bobbie Anderson Brinson's survivors is a son, Frank Brinson of Timpson; daughters, Pam Franklin and husband, Larry of Timpson and Cynthia Brinson and partner Carol Brinson of Timpson; brother, C.E. "Sonny" Anderson and wife, Janice of Longview; sisters, Nell Seelbach of Nacogdoches, Glenda Golemon and husband Dan of Dallas, Marjory Gregory of Arlington, and Ann Davis and husband Bob of Long Branch.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home of San Augustine announces service for 65-year old Bryan Lawrence Bragg of Broaddus. He passed away Sunday at his residence. Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Baptist Church in Broaddus, with interment at Broaddus Cemetery. Among Bryan Lawrence Bragg’s survivors is his mother, Lois Bragg; father, Richard Bragg; brother, Richard Bragg of Lockhart; sisters, Vida Mendoza of Broaddus and Rhonda & William Lozenby of College Station.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home of San Augustine announces service for 61-year old Lynn Renfroe of San Augustine, who passed away Friday in Houston. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wyman Roberts Chapel. Among Lynn Renfroe’s survivors is daughters, Christy & Price Prudo of The Woodlands and Ashley Adams of Houston; mother, Dovie Renfroe of San Augustine; and sister, Wanda Echols of Georgetown.

 

 

 

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Calm after the storms....Sunny & mild through rest of week into weekend


Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 47. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light west in the evening.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 77. Light west wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 49. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 83. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 83.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 83.
 

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Cold front brings rains, wind and power outages to area


Another stormy Monday for the second week as a cold front has pushed through the area. We continue to have light rain through the afternoon, with rain chances going down from 100 percent to 70  percent early this evening. Temperatures have also cooled from 76 early this morning to current readings in the 60. The rains have been good, as Jim Forbes recorded over 2.25 as of late this morning.

 

The Shelby County Sheriff's office reports to road issues.

 

According to Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative, the storms passage resulted in 1500 members out of service with the majority in Shelby and Nacogdoches County. Crews have been working to restore power as safely and as quickly as possible.

As of lunch, DETEC had some 750 members out across the system with a majority were in Shelby County. A broken pole was also reported on FM 2026 (Folsom Chapel) among the issues.

 

DETEC Communications Specialist Brittney Johnson says high winds led to a majority of the outages.

 

 SWEPCO also had an outage in Center just before lunch, as some 500 customers were affected, including most of the downtown area. The power was restored in less than an hour.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 9 a.m.


BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
826 AM CDT MON OCT 13 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  SHELBY COUNTY IN EASTERN TEXAS...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CENTER...

* UNTIL 900 AM CDT

* AT 823 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
  OF 60 MPH.  THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR CENTER...AND MOVING
  NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
  SHELBYVILLE AND JOAQUIN...

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 7:15 a.m.


BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
639 AM CDT MON OCT 13 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  NORTHERN NACOGDOCHES COUNTY IN EASTERN TEXAS...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF NACOGDOCHES...
  NORTHWESTERN SHELBY COUNTY IN EASTERN TEXAS...
  SOUTHERN CHEROKEE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF RUSK...
  PANOLA COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CARTHAGE...
  RUSK COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF HENDERSON...

* UNTIL 715 AM CDT

* AT 636 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
  LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE
  HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THESE STORMS WERE
  LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 11 MILES NORTHEAST OF
  JOINERVILLE TO NEW SALEM TO 6 MILES SOUTH OF RUSK...OR ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM 6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF KILGORE TO 15 MILES SOUTHWEST
  OF HENDERSON TO 6 MILES SOUTH OF RUSK...AND MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
  ALTO...SACUL...MINDEN...TATUM...PINEHILL...DOUGLASS...BECKVILLE...
  TRAWICK...TIMPSON...GARRISON AND DEBERRY...

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 10/10/14--10/13/14


Arrest Report

10/10/14—10/13/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Shannon Elaine Thompson, 44, Center, Criminal Trespass

 

Tina Gail Myron, 34, Longview, Non-Child Support

 

Lane Joseph Colby, 18, Benton, La., Warrant-Injury to a Child

 

Stephen Williams, 21, Timpson, Warrant-Burglary of a Building & Theft of Aluminum, Copper, Brass & Bronze

 

Romuialdo Castillo, 46, Tenaha, Driving While Intoxicated-1st

 

Carlos Delgado, 33, Center, Driving While Intoxicated-3rd, Warrants for No Drivers License, Violation of Promise to Appear, and No Liability Insurance

 

George Wesley Luman, 42, Center, Warrant-Assault-Family Violence

 

Paco Martinez, 41, Center, Driving While Intoxicated-2nd

 

Roni Ellis, 23, Center, Possession of a Dangerous Drug

 

San Augustine County:

 

Wallace Clifton, 59, San Augustine, Disorderly Conduct, Impeding Traffic and Public Intoxication

 

Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

 

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Columbus Day closings noted for today


Today is Columbus Day and is a federal holiday. All banks and federal buildings will be closed, and there will be no mail delivery. The Shelby County & San Augustine County Courthouses, along with the City of Center offices, will be open for business as usual today. On the other hand, the City of San Augustine will observe the holiday and be closed. All area schools will have classes today.

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court to consider several items at meeting this morning


The Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will meet at 9:30 this morning, and among the agenda items for consideration and possible action will be adopting a resolution that Shelby County strongly opposes the proposed new rule to define “waters of the United States”; approve county auditor to conduct an audit of Constable Pct. 4 Fiscal Year 2014 Forfeiture Funds per code; contribution of $505 to DETCOG for the Deep East Texas Legislative Reception; approve for sheriff to accept bids on vehicles; and consider creating a County Tax Reinvestment Zone covering the same property as the City of Center’s Tax Reinvestment Zone No. 14 Port-A-Cool, and then considering approval of a Tax Abatement Agreement for the same property.

 

Shelby County Commissioners will also be informed of the cooperative working agreement between Shelby and Panola County for the 123rd Judicial District Adult Drug Court for Fiscal Year 2015 and receive an update on the approval of the Texas Homeland Security State Administrative Agency Monitoring Grant Review for a radio grant that was approved.

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Center City Council to hold public, regular meetings tonight


The Center City Council meets at 5 p.m. this afternoon, and their meeting will begin with a Public Hearing in reference to Reinvestment Zone 15.

 

City Manger Chad Nehring said the hearing is required to designate a certain area of parcel of land as a reinvestment zone within the City. The area is historically designated as the “Main Street Area”, and is the property is the former Parker Brothers Motor Company building, which has been purchased from the county by Tony and Traci Willoughby.

 

In addition, the council will consider creating and approving Reinvestment Zone No. 15 and authorizing a three year tax abatement within the zone.

 

Also on the city council’s agenda will be adoption of the Comprehensive Plan Update. Nehring says the plan provides good guidance for the City’s future. He said since the document is the Council’s general directions and goals for development, land use and growth for the next 10 years, it’s required to be adopted by ordinance.

 

Center City Council will also consider creation of an Animal Welfare Trust Fund. It does not establish annual funding. Nehring said members of PAWS may be present at today’s meeting to elaborate further on their submitted proposal, which would be an account for donations for designated uses.

 

In addition, the council will possibly approve a resolution to move account balance information on utility accounts with a status of “bad’ to the temporary bad debt write-off file. The amount is some $26,000. Nehring says staff is looking at the use of a collection agency for utility bad debt.

 

Approval of an annual agreement for the use of Axley & Rode for auditing services will likely be acted upon.

 

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Shelbyville ISD Trustees to hold meeting tonight


The Shelbyville ISD Board of Trustees will have a regular meeting at 6 p.m. this evening, and among the agenda items will be a public meeting on the School FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas), which the district recently scored superior achievement; and consider for approval a school health advisory council committee. The Shelbyville ISD board will also consider refinancing at a lower rate interest bonds issued in fiscal year 2006. Superintendent Dr. Ray West will include in his report, the Texas Association of School Board Fall Legal Seminar, annual bilingual/ESL evaluation, and facilities updates.

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Hadnot enters not guilty plea in supplying Wright drugs that proved fatal


The Jasper man accused of supplying the drugs that led to the death of Alfred Wright last November made his first court appearance last Thursday and entered a not guilty plea in Beaumont Federal Court.

 

Shane Dwayne Hadnot has also been indicted on two new counts, which has doubled his indictment count to four, and doubles his prison time if convicted.

 

Hadnot pleaded not guilty to two counts of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance resulting in death, and two counts of distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death.

 

An investigation revealed Hadnot was selling cocaine and other illegal narcotics to Wright—whose body was found in Sabine County after an extensive search.

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Early voting for Nov. 4 General Elections gets underway in one week, Oct. 20


Early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election starts next Monday, Oct. 20 and will continue thru Oct 31.

 

Early voting for all elections in Shelby County, including county, city of Center and Center ISD will be held at Shelby County Clerk Allison Harbison’s office on the Center Square from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. She notes there will be two extended hour voting days, Monday, Oct. 20 & Monday, Oct. 27 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Also, early voting will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 26 from noon to 4 p.m.

 

In San Augustine County, Election Administrator Deborah Woods says all early voting for all elections in the county will be at her office in the El Camino Justice Center or at the Broaddus Community Center. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the elections office, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Broaddus. She noted extended hours will be Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at both locations.

 

If you haven’t heard, a Corpus Christi federal judge struck down Texas’ voter ID requirements last Friday, so right now, it’s still up in the air whether you’ll need valid form of identification before you can vote, whether early, or on Election Day.

 

The last day to apply for a ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) is Friday, Oct. 24.

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Chamber after hours event to be held at Cline Family Medicine Tuesday


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors welcome Chamber members to a Business After Hours event tomorrow, Tuesday, October 14 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Dr. Mark Cline, of Cline Family Medicine, located at 630 Hurst St., along with Nacogodoches Medical Center, will host the event and showcase their state-of-the-art facilities and services. Refreshments will be served and Chamber members are asked to bring their business cards to exchange and to be eligible for door prizes.

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Tri-County Head Start Resource Fair set for Friday in Center


Tri-County Head Start is holding a Shelby County Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17 at the old elementary school gym at 214 Nacogdoches Street in Center. The purpose of the resource fair is to educate the community on the resources that are available to them.

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Shelbyville Lions Club sponsoring Happenings at Shelbyville Hill Fest on Saturday


The second annual Happenings at Shelbyville Hill Fest will be held Saturday, Oct. 18 at the top of the hill in Shelbyville. The Shelbyville Lions Club is sponsoring the fest with a number of activities planned. Included will be a variety of bands, a raffle, a car show, children's activities, food and craft booths, and a Queen of the Hill Pageant.

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Excelsior ISD PTO annual Halloween Carnival to be held Saturday


The annual Excelsior ISD PTO Halloween Carnival will be held, at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18 at the school gym.

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"Fight Like a Girl-MOM Prom" set for Saturday in Center sponsored by The HOPE Project


The HOPE Project in Tenaha is sponsoring "The Fight Like a Girl-Mom Prom" on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Windham Civic Center.

 

The Mom Prom will include finger foods, a DJ, door prizes, silent auction, with items such as Prom Queen Gift baskets and more. There will also be a guest speaker, with all benefits going to The Rose, which proves mammograms to community women, both insured and non-insured.

 

Men & women are welcome, and dress code is semi-formal. The Prom Queen will be announced at 9 p.m.

 

Tickets are $20 and available at the HOPE Project in Tenaha. Call 936-332-1813 for more information.

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Huxley VFD to hold annual Fal Festival Saturday evening


The Huxley Volunteer Fire Department will hold its Fall Festival on Saturday, October 18, beginning at 6:00 pm at the fire station.

 

This is an annual fundraiser to support the fire department and the purchase of equipment to ensure safety for the community and surrounding areas.

 

The Fall Festival is a family oriented event with Bingo, Children Activities, Cake Walks, Gun Raffles, etc.

 

There will be Chicken Dinners, Hot Dogs, and Chili available for purchase.

 

Huxley Volunteer Fire Department appreciates the support of the citizens of Shelby County.

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Funeral notices 10/13/14


Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson announces a memorial service for 83-year old Mrs. Bobbie (Anderson) Brinson of Timpson. She passed away Saturday in Nacogdoches. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. A time of visitation will begin at 6:30 p.m. preceding the service.

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Local Sports Roundup 10/13/14; high school district football underway


Last Friday night’s high school football, all teams opened district. The Center Roughriders come up short at Spring Hill, 26-18. The Riders drop to 2-3 on the season. The Shelbyville Dragons are now 5-0 after a 42-12 win over the Joaquin Rams, who fall to 3-2. The Tenaha Tigers are 4-1 with a 49-15 victory against Maud, and the Timpson Bears get their first win of the season with a 32-18 decision at Mt. Enterprise.

 

In other district games, the San Augustine Wolves improve to 3-2 with a 34-32 win against West Sabine. The Garrison Bulldogs are 3-1 with a 40-0 shutout at Hemphill, Logansport is 5-1 on the season, and 2-0 in district with a 40-21 victory over LaSalle.

 

In a few more area games, the Nacogdoches Golden Dragons improve to 2-1 in district, 5-1 on the season with a 49-21 win over Corsicana, John Tyler beats Lufkin, 26-24, Henderson defeats Carthage, 38-16, Beckville over Cushing, 52-30, and Gladewater over Tatum, 52-8.

 

In this Friday’s games, Center goes to Tatum, Shelbyville at Cushing, Fruitvale at Tenaha, West Sabine at Joaquin for the Rams’ homecoming, Timpson at Overton, San Augustine at Beckville, Deweyville at Garrison for the Bulldogs’ homecoming, and Logansport at Block.

 

High School Football District Standings

 

Dist. 6-4A  Div. II

                          Dist.   All

Atlanta              1-0    6-0

Gladwater         1-0    5-1

Spring Hill          1-0     2-4

Tx. Pleas Grove 0-1     4-2

Tatum                0-1     2-4

Center               0-1     2-3

 

Friday's Games

Spring Hill 26  Center 18

Gladewater 52  Tatum 8

Atlanta 49  Texarkana Pleasant Grove 7

 

This Week

Center at Tatum

Spring Hill at Texarkana Pleasant Grove

Gladewater at Atlanta

 

 

Dist. 10-2A  Div. I

                        Dist.  All

Shelbyville      1-0  5-0

Beckville           1-0   4-1

San Augustine 1-0   3-3

Cushing            0-1   4-2

West Sabine     0-1   4-2

Joaquin            0-1   3-2

 

Friday's Games

Shelbyville 42  Joaquin 12

San Augustine 34  West Sabine 32

Beckville 52  Cushing 30

 

This Week

Shelbyville at Cushing

San Augustine at Beckville

West Sabine at Joaquin

 

 

Dist. 11-2A  Div. II

                Dist.   All

Tenaha      1-0    4-1

Overton      1-0    3-3

Timpson    1-0   1-4

Mt. Enter    0-1    3-3

Maud          0-1    2-4

Fruitvale     0-1    0-6

 

Friday's Games

Tenaha 49  Maud 15

Timpson 32  Mount Enterprise 18

Overton 48  Fruitvale 16

 

This Week

Fruitvale at Tenaha

Timpson at Overton

Mount Enterprise at Maud

 

 

The SFA Lumberjacks take a 42-20 win over Nicholls State Saturday night to improve to 4-2 on the season, 1-1 in Southland Conference play.

 

Volleyball action Tuesday, the Center Lady Riders are home to play Jasper, and the Timpson Lady Bears go to Gary.

 

Nacogdoches pro fisherman Albert Collins won the recent FLW Rayovac Series Texas division tournament at Lake Sam Rayburn Oct. 2-4 taking close to $40,000 in prizes. Other Top 10 finishers included Phillip Crelia of Center in ninth place.

 

 

 

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Heavy rainfall, gusty winds forecast today, early evening, really nice weather to follow


Today: A 100 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. High near 79. South wind 15 to 20 mph.

Tonight: An 80 percent chance of early evening showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Low around 51. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 75. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 46. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the evening.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 78. Light northwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 50.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 54.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 83.

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NWS issues Tornado Watch, Lake Wind Adivsory with approaching storms


The National Weather Serivce in Shreveport has issued a Tornado Watch until 11 a.m. this morning

...LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 7 PM CDT MONDAY...

* EVENT...AN ENHANCED PRESSURE GRADIENT AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING
  COLD FRONT WILL RESULT IN STRONG SOUTH WINDS LATE TONIGHT
  THROUGH MUCH OF MONDAY.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO 30 MPH LATE TONIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH LATE MONDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* IMPACT...BOATERS ON AREA LAKES WILL EXPERIENCE ROUGH CHOP ON
  AREA LAKES.

THERE IS A HIGH PROBABILITY THAT A SQUALL LINE WILL
MOVE FROM WEST TO EAST ACROSS THE REGION. DAMAGING WIND WILL BE
THE MAIN THREAT FROM THIS EVENT...BUT A FEW TORNADOES CANNOT BE
RULED OUT. HAIL AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL ARE ALSO POSSIBLE...
BUT DUE TO THE FAST MOVEMENT OF THIS SYSTEM...FLASH FLOODING IS
NOT LIKELY.

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Heavy rainfall, gusty winds tonight, Monday with cold front passage


Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Columbus Day: Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 79. South wind around 20 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 75. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 46. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 78.

Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 50.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

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High School Football Week 6 Final Scores


Week 6 FINALS

 

Center 18  Spring Hill 26

Joaquin 12  Shelbyville 42

Tenaha 49  Maud 15

Timpson 32  Mt. Enterprise 18

San Augustine 34  West Sabine 32

Garrison 40  Hemphill 0

LaSalle 21  Logansport 40

Corsicana 21  Nacogdoches 49

John Tyler 26  Lufkin 24

Longview 56  Marshall 13

Tatum 8  Gladewater 52

Henderson 38  Carthage 16

Crockett 48  Corrigan-Camden 66

Cushing 30  Beckville 52

Texas High 31  Pine Tree 21

Arp 24  Waskom 34

Palestine 0  Kilgore 41

Alto 59  Grapeland 0

 

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Rain & thunderstorms forecast through Columbus Day, severe weather possible late Sunday into Monday


Today: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. South wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Calm wind.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Columbus Day: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. South wind around 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 77.

Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 48.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 80.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 10/8/14--10/9/14


Arrest Report

 

10/8/14—10/9/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Gregory Frazier, 37, Center, Driving While Intoxicated

 

Kenneth Earl Bolton, 52, Center, Aggravated Assault & Assault

 

Israel P. Duarte, 38, Center, Assault-Family Violence

 

Massaud Williams, 36, Center, Warrant-Theft

 

San Augustine County:

 

Earlene Horton, 57, San Augustine, Criminal Mischief

 

Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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


Arrest Report

 

10/9/14—10/10/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Massaud Van Williams, 36, Center, Bond Surrender, Original Charge: Possession of Marijuana

 

Ty Camden Spurlock, 21, Joaquin, Warrant-Failure to Stop and Render Aid

 

Glenn Gutierrez, 53, Center, Driving While License Invalid with Previous Conviction

 

Robert Donald Remedies, Jr., 31, Joaquin, Panola County Warrant-Theft of Property

 

San Augustine County:

 

Curtis W. Sunday, 54, San Augustine, Motion to Revoke Probation

 

Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

 

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Looks like a wet, stormy weekend instore for the region; we could receive around 3 inches of rain or more


It’s shaping up to be a wet weekend into early next week across deep East Texas, as the National Weather Service is saying showers and strong to severe thunderstorms will develop and spread across the region late tonight through early Tuesday.

 

An upper level storm system will move over a frontal system that will become stationary late Saturday then lift back northeast as a warm front during the day Sunday.

 

Another upper trough will return a cold front across the area Monday night into early Tuesday.

 

The weather service is saying high and possibly damaging winds, large hail and deadly lightning will be accompanied by a chance of very heavy rainfall and flooding.

Rainfall amounts will range from 1 to 3 inches.

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AT&T repairs cut fiber optic line, Internet, cell phone service restored


AT&T Internet, cell phone and U-Verse service was restored in Shelby and San Augustine counties around lunch Thursday after a 20-hour outage that affected some 4,000 customers. A cut fiber optic line on Hwy. 7 west of Center was repaired and communications restored.

 

There was no indication from AT&T officials as to how the fiber optic line was cut.

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August Sales Tax revenues for Shelby County see little change in past year


Texas State Comptroller Susan Combs released monthly sales tax revenues for August on Wednesday, and overall Shelby County did not see much of an increase compared to the same time a year ago.

 

Of the five municipalities in the county that levy a sales tax, the total checks for August are up only $120 from 2013. Sales tax revenues for August were $286,000.

 

The City of Center saw an almost 7 percent dip, as the August sales tax revenue is $228,000, and year-to-date, is down some 2 percent.

 

The City of Tenaha had a whopping 260 percent increase in August 2014 in comparison to a year ago, as their check went from $5,000 to over $18,000. Tenaha is also up 16 percent year-to-date.

 

Huxley and Joaquin also showed nice sales tax gains in a year, as Huxley went up almost 36 percent and Joaquin to 17 percent in August.

 

Timpson’s check was almost identical to the one received in August 2013, and down 10 percent for the year.

 

San Augustine County’s August checks are up overall 92 percent, with San Augustine’s check this period $35,000, which is a healthy 102 percent increase in a year.

 

Broaddus is up 10.5 percent compared to August 2013.

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UPDATE: Columbus Day closings noted for Monday


Monday is Columbus Day and is a federal holiday. All banks and federal buildings will be closed, and there will be no mail delivery. The Shelby County Courthouse and the City of Center, however, will be open for business as usual Monday, as will the San Augustine County Courthouse. On the other hand, the City of San Augustine will  observe the holiday and be closed. Schools around the area will have classes as scheduled.

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Timpson residents arrested for attempting to smuggle prohibited substance into Nacogdoches County Jail, charges upgraded


Three Timpson residents have been arrested and charged with attempting to smuggle a prohibited substance into the Nacogdoches County Jail.

 

In a press release from the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office, 60-year old Eva Lewis and 35-year old Misti Hogue were booked on upgraded charges of engaging in organized criminal activity, a second-degree felony.

 

A jail trustee, 34-David Lewis, the son of Eva Lewis, was allegedly found with tobacco products on his person after returning from a work detail. Lewis has also been charged with engaging in organized criminal activity.

 

It’s reported when investigators did a search of the area where the jail trustees had been working, the Nacogdoches Expo Center, they found a cell phone, marijuana, pills and tobacco hidden on the ground beside a shed.

 

David Lewis stated that he was directly responsible for setting up the delivery of the contraband.

 

Eva Lewis and Hogue were identified through video surveillance footage at the expo center.

 

Eva Lewis was arrested at the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, and Hogue was arrested in Timpson by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and transported to the Nacogdoches County Jail.

 

David Lewis, Eva Lewis and Misti Hogue were arrested for attempting to smuggle prohibited substance into the Nacogodoches County Jail.

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Huxley Bay Marina & Restaurant's Oktoberfest kicks-off today thru Sunday


Huxley Bay Marina and Restaurant is holding its first Oktoberfest & Beauty Pageant event today thru Sunday.

 

There will be a craft show from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today & Saturday with live music at 7 p.m. Saturday from the Ashton Hill Band. Included Saturday will be the Backwoods Princess Pageant at 10 a.m.

 

Event coordinator Lora Collier said to come hungry Sunday, as a traditional Oktoberfest luncheon will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, German Potato Salad, Beer/Bacon & Cheddar Bread, along with Pickled Eggs and topped off with Belgium White Beer Cookies with orange icing.

 

For more information on Huxley Bay's Oktoberfest, contact Lora Collier at 368-2494.

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San Augustine Main Street Dinner & a Movie with "The Sound of Music" set for Saturday evening


San Augustine Main Street presents dinner and a movie tomorrow evening at the Historic Augus Theatre in Downtown San Augustine.

 

"The Sound of Music" will be shown following a rib-eye steak dinner.

 

Main Street Executive Director Tracy Cox says monies raised from this event and others go to help beautify downtown San Augustine.

 

The Augus Theatre's doors open at 5:45 and dinner is served at 6 p.m. with San Augustine businessman Dan Fussell serving as MC.

 

Tickets are $40 each, $75 a couple, or a table of 8 for $300, and available by calling Ms. Cox at 936-201-9798.

 

The meal will be prepared by the San Augustine County Go Texans, with help from Imogene's Cafe and Pinto Pony Restaurant.

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Huxley Helping Hands food pantry giveaway scheduled for Saturday morning


Tomorrow is the second Saturday in October, and that means Huxley Helping Hands will be holding a food pantry for residents of Shelby County. The local mission group will be handing out food, with sign in starting at 9 a.m. until it’s gone at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 901 Southview Circle in Center. Identification and proof of residence will be required. Only one box per household will be given.

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Vendor deadline today for Tri-County Resource Fair to be held Oct. 17


Tri-County Head Start is holding a Shelby County Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 17 at the old elementary school gym at 214 Nacogdoches Street in Center. The purpose of the resource fair is to educate the community on the resources that are available to them. Tables will be provided. Each vendor is asked to bring a door prize and for any information, contact: Saundra Christopher at (936) 657-4740). You’re asked to RSVP by today.

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Pineywoods Fair in Nacogdoches heads into weekend with lots of activities


The 37th annual Pineywoods Fair heads into Day 4 at the Nacogdoches County Expo and Civic Center. Today's events include Kid's Day with Farm Bureau from 8:30 to 1:30; market goat judging at 9 a.m., market lamb judging at 1 p.m. Vendor booths open at 3 p.m., with midway hours from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Glenn Lenderman will play from 7:45 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

It's also Coca Cola Midnight Madness from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Bring an empty Coca-Cola product and received a $12 discounted armband for unlimited rides. Without a Coca-Cola product, armbands are $17.

 

Saturday's Pineywoods Fair events include the Beef Heifer show at 10 a.m., vendor booths open at 11:30 a.m., the midway opens at 12 noon, cheerleading competition at 1 p.m., junior tractor pull at 4 p.m., the Premium Sale at 6 p.m. and Kelli Wilburn will be on the main stage at 7:30 p.m.

 

On Sunday, vendor booths open at noon till 4 p.m. the youth pumpkin carving is 1:15 p.m. and the carnival will be open from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a $12 armband special.

 

Fair admission is $5.

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Cline Family Medicine to hosts Chamber After Hours event Tuesday


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will welcome Chamber members to a Business After Hours event next Tuesday, October 14 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Dr. Mark Cline, of Cline Family Medicine, located at 630 Hurst St., along with Nacogodoches Medical Center, will host the event and showcase their state-of-the-art  facilities and services. Refreshments will be served and Chamber members are asked to bring their business cards to exchange and to be eligible for door prizes.

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Registration deadline Saturday for Happenings at Shelbyville Hill Fest to be held Oct. 18


The second annual Happenings at Shelbyville Hill Fest will be held Saturday, Oct. 18 at the top of the hill in Shelbyville, sponsored by the Shelbyville Lions Club. Anyone interested in taking part in the 42 and washer tournaments are reminded that tomorrow, Saturday, will be the deadline for sign-ups. Applications are also being taken for Queen of the Hill. There’s no entry fee, but contestants must be a young 50 years or older. For more information on the Happenings at Shelbyville Hill Fest, contact Suzanne Walker at 591-1655, Carolyn Lamb at 572-5003, or Duane Lout at 591-1288.

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Funeral notices 10/10/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 62-year old Milton Ray Barber of Corrigan. Service will be at 2 p.m. this afternoon at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Sardis Cemetery in the Sardis Community, Shelby County.

 

Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home of Henderson announces service for 87-year old Lt. Col. (Retired) Thomas Crawford of Henderson. He passed away Tuesday in Tyler. He was born in Timpson and grew up in Joaquin. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Saturday at Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home in Henderson. Service will be held in the chapel at 2 p.m., with graveside services with military honors to follow at Rusk County Memorial Gardens in Henderson. Memorials can be made to the SFA Alumni Association, East Texas Baptist University, or the Volunteer Christian Builders of First Baptist Church in Henderson.

 

Garrison Funeral Home announces service for 75-year old Mary Ellen Farris Rector of Garrison. She passed away Wednesday in Henderson. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Garrison Funeral Home, with burial at Concord Cemetery, Rusk County. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at Garrison Funeral Home. Among Mary Ellen Farris Rector’s survivors are sons, Kenneth Rector and wife, Teny and Bobby Dale Rector and wife, Cheryle, all of Garrison; daughters, Jeannette George and husband, Jim of Garrison and Sonya Puckett and husband, David of Nacogoches; and sister-in-law, Thelma Rector of Garrison.

 

 

 

 

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Local Sports Roundup 10/10/14; Rider sub-varsity results, Week 6 sees start of district play for teams


In Center Roughrider sub-varsity football last night, the Center Freshmen/JV combined for a 45-12 win over Spring Hill. Meanwhile, the Rider 7B won 3 scores to none, 8B had a scoreless tie, 0-0, the 7A Riders take a 20-10 win, and the 8A is shutout by Spring Hill, 38-0.

 

It's the start of the second tonight, and to this point, the most important season of the high school football schedule as all local teams will be involved in district play. The 2-2 Center Roughriders will head to Longview to kick-off Dist. 6 4-A, Div. II against Spring Hill. You can catch the broadcast on KDET online and on 92.5 KXXE beginning with the stadium pre-game at 7 p.m. as Rob Payne, Chris Watlington and the Rider Radio team bring you the action. In our Shelby County Game of the Week it's the Dist. 10-2A, Div. I opener as the 3-2 Joaquin Rams go to the 4-0 Shelbyville Dragons. Don Wall has the play-by-play on Q-100, KQBB. You can also listen to both these games by going to our website at cbc-radio.com

 

Also tonight, the 3-1 Tenaha Tigers go to 2-3 Maude, and the 0-4 Timpson Bears head to 3-2 Mt. Enterprise in Dist. 11-2A, Div. II play, the 2-2 San Augustine Wolves travel down to 3-1 West Sabine in a Dist. 10-2A, Div. 1 game, and the 2-1 Garrison Bulldogs open District 11-3A, Div. II at 3-2 Hemphill. Meanwhile, LaSalle will be in Logansport.

 

In other area games, Corsicana at Nacogdoches, Lufkin at John Tyler, Henderson plays Carthage, Cushing at Beckville, Longview against Marshall, Alto at Grapeland and its Tatum at Gladewater.

 

The 3-2, 0-1 SFA Lumberjacks are on the road Saturday in Thibodeaux, Louisiana to play winless Nicholls State in Southland Conference play.

 

In volleyball, the Lady Riders will host Huntington Saturday, and the Timpson Lady Bears are open today.

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It's Friday!!!! Good rain, storm chances through weekend into Monday


Today: A 20 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of late night showers and thunderstorms with a low around 68. South wind around 5 mph.

Saturday: A 70 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. South wind around 5 mph.

Saturday Night: A 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. South wind around 5 mph.

Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74.

Columbus Day & Monday Night: A 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. A high near 81, and low around 56.

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Center PD issues press release on Tyson bomb threat incident


On 10-08-2014 at approx. 8:30am, the Center Police Department received a 911
call from an unknown/unidentified caller. The caller stated that he had
overheard subjects at Tyson Foods in Center say that a bomb was going to
detonate at 9:00am. Officers from the Center Police Department along with
the Shelby County Sheriff's Department responded to Tyson Foods on
Shelbyville St in Center.
 
The plant was evacuated according to Tyson Protocol. A survey of the
property was performed by the Center Police Department and the Sheriff's
Department. Tyson Safety Officers, who are familiar with the plant,
thoroughly searched the facility inside and out and assessed that there was
no present danger. Following Tyson Protocol, the workers were then allowed
to return to work.
 
This incident is being investigated by the Center Police Department, along
with the Shelby County Sheriff's Department, Texas Rangers and the Federal
Bureau of Investigations.
 
 
 
 

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UPDATE: Authorities have given clearance to return at Tyson Foods


After searching for a possible bomb, the all clear was given for workers and employees to return to business as usual at Tyson Foods late Wednesday morning.

 

Center Police say the plant on Shelbyville Street was evacuated after a 911 call was received around 8:30 a.m. After the property was checked, including a check of all equipment by the plant's safety squad, the all clear was given.

 

The unknown caller, who called on a pre-paid cell phone, said the bomb would go off at 9.

 

It's reported the investigation has been turned over to Texas Rangers and the FBI.

 

 

 

 

 

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 10/7/14--10/8/14


Arrest Report

 

10/7/14—10/8/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Ronnie Swindle, 57, Shelbyville, Warrant-Theft

 

Delond Barnes, 22, Center, Warrant-Possession of Marijuana

 

Jose Valdez, 19, Center, Possession of Marijuana, Violation of Promise to Appear, No Drivers License, No Liability Insurance, No Motor Vehicle Registration and Violation of Probation, Original Charge: Assault-Family Violence Causing Bodily Injury

 

Misti Lynn Hogue, 35, Timpson, Warrant-Prohibited Substance in a Correctional Facility

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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Shelbyville ISD receives TEA's Superior Achievement for the 12th straight year


The Texas Education Agency has informed Shelbyville ISD that the district has again received the highest rating from the state’s Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST): Superior Achievement.

 

According to Assistant Superintendent Jill Baty, the Shelbyville ISD has received the Superior Achievement, all twelve years the TEA has used the financial accountability system.

 

The goal of FIRST is to achieve quality performance in the management of school districts' financial resources, a goal made more significant by the complexity of accounting associated with the Texas school finance system.

 

Ms. Baty said the Shelbyville ISD Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing to discuss Shelbyville ISD's performance on the state financial accountability system at the regularly scheduled board meeting on Monday, October 13, at 6 p.m., in the board room of the SISD Administration Building.

 

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Panola County lifts burn ban after Monday's rain


After Monday’s rain, the Panola County Commissioners’ Court has lifted the burn ban that had been put into effect Sept. 30 by County Judge David Anderson. Commissioners decided to allow the existing burn ban to expire at 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning. This decision was made due to the rain received at the end of last week as well as on Monday, along with a recommendation from the Texas Forestry Service.

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Payne's Community News featured in Texas Co-op Power magazine


In the October issue of Texas Co-op Power magazine, Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative Communications Specialist Brittney Johnson has written an article on KDET radio's "Payne’s Community News".

 

She titled her story, "Gooood Morning Shelby County", and has included some history behind the origination of the long-running radio program, along with pictures of all three generations of Payne’s that have delivered the news, including original hosts Rex and Phabrice Payne, followed by Vance Payne, and current host Rob Payne, who's added some insight.

 

It's a good read, and Center Broadcasting is proud to have its original and longest running program in the spotlight.

 

Customers of Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative should have received a copy of the magazine this week.

 

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Registration underway for "Walk Across Texas" sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension


The Texas AgriLife Extension Service has come up with a fun, flexible and free way to encourage people to exercise. “Walk Across Texas” allows groups of eight or a solo walker to compete with other teams and individuals to see who can walk the most miles over eight weeks, Oct. 27 thru Dec. 19.

 

The goal is to walk at least 830 miles in eight weeks. If you think about it that’s only a little over 13 miles per week or 2.5 miles a day.

 

According to Extension Agent Jheri-Lynn Smith, the entry is a minimum of three cans or other non-perishable food products per person to be given to a local food bank.

 

She said the event is open to the public, both adult and youth.

 

Ms. Smith says team captains will be given a free “Keep Calm and Walk On, Walk Across Shelby County” t-shirt.

 

She said there are three way to register, at the extension office at 200 San Augustine Street by Oct. 24; at the kick-off event, at the Center City Park-softball field on Oct. 27; and online at walkacrosstexas.tamu.edu.

 

Ms. Smith said at the end of the 8 week program, the team and individual that walks the most miles and the team and individual that has the most improvement in mileage from week one to week eight will receive wards at the wrap-up event.

 

For more information, contact the extension office at 598-7744.

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Oktoberfest event slated for Huxley Bay Friday thru Sunday


Huxley Bay Marina and Restaurant is holding its first Oktoberfest & Beauty Pageant event this Friday thru Sunday.

 

There will be a craft show from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday & Saturday with live music at 7 p.m. from the Ashton Hill Band.

 

Event chairperson Lora Collier says vendor booths are still available.

 

Included Saturday will be the Backwoods Princess Pageant at 10 a.m.

 

Ms. Collier noted you better come hungry Sunday, as a traditional Oktoberfest luncheon will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, German Potato Salad, Beer/Bacon & Cheddar Bread, along with Pickled Eggs and topped off with Belgium White Beer Cookies with orange icing.

 

For more information on Huxley Bay's Oktoberfest, contact Lora Collier at 368-2494.

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San Augustine Main Street still has tickets available for dinner & movie event Saturday


One of the timeless movie classics will be part of the San Augustine Main Street's dinner and a movie event set for this Saturday evening at the Historic Augus Theatre in Downtown San Augustine. According to Main Street Director Tracy Cox, "The Sound of Music" will be shown following a rib-eye steak dinner.

 

She says it's just special to watch the 50-year old timeless classic with your friends in a historic setting in your hometown which gives it more excitement.

 

She added Main Street has purchased a number of items for downtown San Augustine including steel benches, trash receptacles, and given out grants with money raised.

 

Doors at the Augus Theatre open at 5:45 and dinner is served at 6 p.m. with San Augustine businessman Dan Fussell serving as MC.

 

Tickets are $40 each, $75 a couple, or a table of 8 for $300, and available by calling Ms. Cox at 936-201-9798.

 

The meal will be prepared by the San Augustine County Go Texans, with help from Imogene's Cafe and Pinto Pony Restaurant.

 

Dinner and a movie with "The Sound of Music", Saturday evening in San Augustine.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pineywoods Fair schedule includes broiler judging and cheerleader competition today


It's Day 2 at the 37th annual Pineywoods Fair at the Nacogdoches County Expo and Civic Center. Broiler Judging will start at 9 a.m., with vendor booths and the midway are open from 4 to 11 p.m., with cheerleading competition at 5:30 p.m. The carnival will have Ride-a-Mania from 6 to 10 p.m. for all you-can-ride for one price tonight. Admission to the Pineywoods Fair is $5 and free to those 3-years and younger. The fair runs through Sunday.

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Gas prices take drop in past week


The average price for a gallon of regular gas statewide is averaging $3.11 a gallon, that's down a nickel in the past week, according to gasbuddy.com. In Louisiana, a gallon’s averaging $3.11, also down two pennies in last week. Nationally, the average is $3.27, which is six cents less than last week, and 9 cents less from the same time a year ago. Here at home, checking prices this morning in Center, the lowest we found was $3.12 at Wal-Mart, down four cents in the past week. 

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Tenaha ISD to have Open House Thursday


Tenaha ISD Open House will be held Thursday, October 9th from 4:30pm-6:30pm. Parents are invited to attend this year’s annual Open House where they can pick up their child’s report card in grades 4-12.

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Shelby County Chamber to hold Business After Hours at Cline Family Medicine Oct. 14


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will welcome Chamber members to a Business After Hours event on Tuesday, October 14 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Dr. Mark Cline, of Cline Family Medicine, located at 630 Hurst St., along with Nacogodoches Medical Center, will host the event and showcase their state-of-the-art  facilities and services. Refreshments will be served and Chamber members are asked to bring their business cards to exchange and to be eligible for door prizes.

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Funeral Notices: 10/8/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 62-year old Milton Ray Barber of Corrigan. He passed away Monday in Lufkin. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Watson & Sons. Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Sardis Cemetery in the Sardis Community, Shelby County. Among Milton Ray Barber's survivors is his wife, Phyllis Barber of Corrigan; children, Lynnon Ray Lewis and wife, Chrissy of Hudson, Samantha Jane Byrd and husband, Dillon of Central, and Rachel Michelle Barber of Corrigan; brothers, Jr. Barber of Houston, Bobby Barber and wife, Vickie of Latexo, Jerry Barber and wife, Kathy of Porter, and Edward O'Neil Barber and wife, Terri of Central; and sisters, Barbara Gail Scroggins and husband, Wyman of Zavalla and Dorie Marie Francois and husband, Bobby of Corrigan.

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Local Sports Round up 10/8/14


All local high school football teams will be involved in district action this Friday night. The Center Roughriders will kick-off Dist. 6 4-A, Div. II in Longview at Spring Hill, and the Joaquin Rams go to the Shelbyville Dragons for the Dist. 10-2A, Div.I opener in our Shelby County Game of the Week on Q-100, KQBB. In addition, the Tenaha Tigers go to Maude, the Timpson Bears head to Mt. Enterprise, the San Augustine Wolves travel down to West Sabine, and the Garrison Bulldogs open district at Hemphill. Meanwhile, LaSalle will be in Logansport.

 

In sub-varsity football Thursday, the Center Middle School 7th and 8th Grade A&B teams will be playing in Longview Spring Hill. Both 7th and 8th Grade B Teams will begin at 4:30. The 7th and 8th Grade A teams will proceed as normal after the conclusion of the B teams.

 

The Center Freshmen and JV Roughriders will combine to play Longview Spring Hill at Roughrider Stadium on Thursday, October 9th. The game begins at 5:00 PM.

 

The Shelbyville Jr. High and JV will be at Joaquin starting at 5 p.m.

 

The Tenaha Junior High will host Maud Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m.

 

Timpson Jr. High will host Mt. Enterprise at 5:30 p.m.

 

San Augustine Jr. High and JV will hosts West Sabine

 

Hemphill Jr. High and JV will be in Garrison starting at 4:30 p.m.

 

According to Timpson ISD Girls' Athletic Coordinator Josuha Jourden, the Timpson Lady Bears had their first Highway Clean Up and Volleyball Play Day last Saturday. The day was deemed a great success. The Lady Bears headed to their adopted section of Highway 84. After cleaning, the Lady Bears, coaches, and parents who participated played volleyball and had lunch together. The Timpson ISD thanks those who participated and look forward to more opportunities to serve the Timpson Community.

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Patchy fog this morning, partly sunny with a slight chance of rain, highs near 90


Today: Patchy fog this morning with a 20 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind around 5 mph.
 
Thursday: A 20 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
 
Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86.
 
Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
 
Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 10/6/14--10/7/14


Arrest Report

 

10/6/14—10/7/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Jonathan Blake Lout, 34, Center, Warrant-Criminal Trespass

 

Andrew Tyne Allison, 33, Center, Bench Warrant, Original Charge: Money Laundering

 

Tom Paul Chandler, II, 23, Center, Warrant-Assault with Previous Conviction

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Stormy Monday brings good rain, power outages


After a stormy Monday morning, the National Weather Service is saying our rain chances will continue throughout the week, and increase by the weekend.

 

Another upper level storm system, similar to the one that came through yesterday will bring the threat of strong to severe thunderstorms with the possibility of heavy rainfall Friday night and Saturday.

 

Yesterday's storms brought some good rain in a short amount of time. Jim Forbes reports 1.10 inches in Center.

 

However, there were no reports of severe weather, and no confirmed reports of street flooding. We had reports of hail, primarily pea to dime size scattered throughout the area.

 

Jasper County did have a reported funnel cloud sighted around 9:30 a.m., but it never touched down.

 

Brittney Johnson with Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative says crews kicked off Monday morning with approximately 2000 reported storm related outages. 

 

She noted the majority of these outages were in Shelby and Nacogdoches County.

 

By 11:30 yesterday morning, she said DETEC crews had restored power to most all customers.

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Woman shot dead in Tyler County following deer lease dispute, suspect charged with murder


In Tyler County a woman was shot dead over a dispute involving a deer lease near Woodville late Sunday afternoon.

 

Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford said 42-year old Melanie Shoemaker of the Austin area brought a rifle to 50-year old John McDowell's house because she was upset over a deer lease.

 

Shoemaker reportedly left on a four-wheeler, with McDowell following her on another ATV.

 

McDowell is said to have shot Shoemaker in the cheek with a pistol on the road near his house.

 

A justice of the peace ordered an autopsy of the victim.

 

John McDowell has been charged with first-degree felony murder.

 

It’s reported Shoemaker was upset at McDowell for tearing down another man’s deer stand and feeder.

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DeSoto Parish taking proactive approach with possible Ebola patients


One local entity has instructed their emergency personnel to ask more questions when coming in contact with someone that shows signs of the Ebola virus.

 

DeSoto Parish Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle, who is also director of the parish’s Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, says he doesn’t want to alarm anyone, but DeSoto Parish is trying to stay as vigilant as possible.

 

He said the 911 call center along with other law enforcement and EMS dispatchers will ask questions as to areas of travel and symptoms since people from all over the world pass through the parish every day.

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Circus will be in Timpson today, "Big Top" goes up at 9:30 a.m., all invited


If your kids have never seen a circus, or you're still a kid at heart, you have two opportunities in Timpson this evening to take in the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus at SoSo Park. Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce President Paul Smith says it's been some 12 years since Timpson has hosted a circus and this is one of the largest still traveling the United States.

 

Smith says the first show starts at 5PM and second at 7:30PM, and will feature lots of animals, trapeze artist and other entertainment.

 

Advance tickets continue on sale until the first showtime at Timpson Public Library and the Timpson/Tenaha News paper office in downtown Timpson. Advance tickets are $10 adults and $6 children, and will be $13 and $7 at the door.

 

Smith added a highlight of having a circus in town is the raising of the "Big Top", as workers will be pounding the stakes and circus elephants will be hoisting the tent at 9:30 a.m. this morning with everyone invited.

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Deadline for 42 & washer tournament at Happenings at Shelbyville Hill Fest is Saturday


The second annual Happenings at Shelbyville Hill Fest will be held Saturday, Oct. 18 at the top of the hill in Shelbyville, sponsored by the Shelbyville Lions Club. Anyone interested in taking part in the 42 and washer tournaments are reminded that this Saturday, Oct. 11 will be the deadline for sign-ups. Applications are also being taken for Queen of the Hill. There’s no entry fee, but contestants must be a young 50 years or older. For more information on the Happenings at Shelbyville Hill Fest, contact Suzanne Walker at 591-1655, Carolyn Lamb at 572-5003, or Duane Lout at 591-1288.

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CHS Mini Cheer Camp set for Nov. 1, registration due Oct. 17


The Center High School Cheerleaders will be hosting their annual Mini Cheer Camp on Saturday, November 1st from 10 AM to 1 PM in the Center High School Gym. It will be offered to grades PreK4 through 5th Grade and forms will be placed in the front offices of FL Moffett, Center Elementary School, and Center Intermediate School. All forms and money will be due back to the designated front office no later than Friday, October 17th. The Mini Cheerleaders will perform at the Center vs. Gladewater game on Friday, November 7th. For more information, contact Center High School Cheer Sponsor Margo Williams.

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Pack the Place Pink set for Roughrider Stadium Nov. 7. Shirts on sale, soon


The annual Pack the Place Pink game has been set for Friday November 7th at the Center vs Gladewater game. Shirts will be available beginning Friday, October 24th, and all profits will be donated to the American Cancer Society. If you would like to order a shirt, contact Margo Williams at Center High School, or you can visit the front office of CHS. Shirts will also be available at the following businesses: Hot Headz, John C. Rogers Coffee Shop, Scent Shack, Center Glass & Hughes Florist. They are $20. Money will be collected for the shirts when they are delivered. 

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Free mammograms offered in Tenaha Oct. 28 & 29


East Texas Health Access will be in Tenaha at City Hall on October 28th and 29th working with The Rose out of Houston to do Free Mammograms. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so every lady that signs up to get a Mammogram done will get a gift bag when she leaves. There will  refreshments while you wait. Ladies must be 40-64 uninsured, and haven't had a mammogram in last 3 yrs to qualify. Call 409-384-2099 to sign up. Everything is done by phone.

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Funeral Notices: 10/7/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces pending service for 62-year old Milton Barber of Corrigan. He passed away Monday in Lufkin. That’s pending service for Milton Barber at Watson & Sons.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 76-year old Jeane Burns of Tenaha. Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Smith Cemetery in Shelby County. 

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Local Sports Round up 10/7/14; Don Wall's Coaches' Show airs tonight on Q-100


It's Tuesday, and Don Wall's Shelby County Coaches' Show airs from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening on Q-100 KQBB and online at cbc-radio.com.

 

The AP Texas High School Football Rankings are out heading into Week 5, and the Tenaha Tigers and Shelbyville Dragons are both hovering below the Top 10 in Class 2A. Tenaha is No. 14, followed by Shelbyville at No. 15. Alto is No. 9, with Refugio and Mart still holding on to No. 1 & 2 respectively. In Class 3A, Cisco is No. 1, with Corrigan-Camden hanging in at No. 4, Kirbyville #6, and Waskom at No. 9. Elsewhere, Arp is No. 12, Newton No. 14. In 4A, Navasota remains No. 1, with Center district opponents Gladewater No. 9 and Atlanta at No. 10. In Class 5A, Aledo is on top, with John Tyler No. 5 and Lufkin No. 10. Longview is 22, and Nacogdoches has dropped out after last wee's loss to Ennis. Allen is No. 1 in 6A.

 

All local teams will be involved in district action this Friday night. The Center Roughriders will kick-off Dist. 6 4-A, Div. II in Longview at Spring Hill, the Joaquin Rams go to the Shelbyville Dragons in our Shelby County Game of the Week on Q-100, KQBB, the Tenaha Tigers go to Maude, the Timpson Bears head to Mt. Enterprise, the San Augustine Wolves travel down to West Sabine, and the Garrison Bulldogs open district at Hemphill. Meanwhile, LaSalle will be in Logansport.

 

In volleyball, the Center Lady Riders have their district home opener today against Diboll starting at 5 p.m., while the Timpson Lady Bears are observing Senior Night as they host Carlisle in a district match. he No. 4 Lady Bearcats lived up to their reputation Friday with a 25-8, 25-3, 25-10 sweep against Timpson.

 

In sub-varsity football Thursday, the Center Middle School 7th and 8th Grade A&B teams will be playing in Longview Spring Hill. Both 7th and 8th Grade B Teams will begin at 4:30. The 7th and 8th Grade A teams will proceed as normal after the conclusion of the B teams.

 

The Center Freshmen and JV Roughriders will combine to play Longview Spring Hill at Roughrider Stadium on Thursday, October 9th. The game begins at 5:00 PM.

 

The Tenaha Junior High will host Maud Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m.

 

The Joaquin JH/HS cross country team was well represented in the CASA 5K Chicken Run. Freshman, Justin Bailey won his division with a time of 19:48.5 and Freshman Day'za Lane placed 2nd in her division with a time of 23.43.0.  Other team members representing Joaquin and posting their personal best times were:  Tre Burns 22.29.1, Lorenzo Lane 23.016, Malori Belrose 25.53.2, Sawyer Matthews 27.16.9, Anna Rodriguez 27.19.9, Kathy Foley 29.11.6, and Jykerria Patton 37.03.8.  The Rams travel to West Sabine tomorrow, Wednesday to participate in their next cross country meet.

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Weather back to normal, rain chances go up Friday & Saturday


Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 89. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind around 5 mph.
 
Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. 
 
Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. 
 
Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. 
 
Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.
 
Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86.
 
Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
 
Saturday: A 40 percent chance of rain. High near 83.

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Shelby County Bass Anglers' 5-gun raffle winners


The Shelby County Bass Anglers held their annual fundraiser last week at the Poultry Festival.

 

Once again, 5 guns were given away by raffle and 5 lucky people were all smiles when the tickets were drawn on stage Saturday night before the chicken sale.

 

 

The SCBA would like to thank the donors and contributors for all the support of the club. All of the proceeds of the fund raising goes towards local scholarships and other programs promoting the youth of our communities. Coming in the near future for our community will be the Shelby County Junior Bass Anglers club that has been formed as a subsidiary of the SCBA.

 

 

This newly formed club will be open for high school aged kids that want to compete in the Regional High School fishing tournaments, which makes them eligible for more scholarships and possible advancement to Collegiate Bass Fishing. More details to come in the near future.

Raffle winners as follows:

Remington 597 .22 LR donated by Outtech (Cody Barton) – Danny Foster
Savage 7MM Mag with Nikon Scope donated by Few Ready Mix- Clarence Sanderson
Remington 1187 shotgun donated by Farmers State Bank- Jerry Pinkston
Marlin .17 caliber donated by Shelby Savings Bank- Gary McDonald
Smith and Wesson .40 cal pistol donated by Hometown Marine- Keith Jefferson

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Sam Samford Masonic Lodge 5-gun raffle winners announced


Sam Samford Masonic Lodge held a 5-gun raffle during the East Texas Poultry Festival and the winners were:
 
John Howard-Springfield XDS .45 Bi-Tone
 
Bobby Hopson- Henry .22 long-rifle Octagonal Barrel
 
Cindy Sanford-Savage 11 Trophy Hunter .22-250 with Nikon Scope
 
Tommy Lee-Mossberg 930 Semi Automatic 12 ga.
 
John Askew-HR .22 cal 9 shot revolver
 
Funds went to the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge Scholarship Fund.

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Poultry Festival Chicken Clucking Contest Winners


2014 Clucking Contest Winners
 
Peeps Ages 5 and under
 
3rd Hunter Castolenda
2nd Cooper Collette
1st Zac Payne
 
Chicks Ages 6-11
 
3rd Will Hawkins
2nd Karoline Oswalt
1st Whisper Goodman
 
Pullets Ages 12-16
 
3rd Starla Fischer
2nd Harley Eubank
1st Nate Eubank
 
Hens & Roosters Ages 17 and up
 
3rd Julian Johnson
2nd William Jacobs
1st Dillon Reynolds
 

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Severe Thunderstorm issued by NWS until 8:15 a.m.


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A
 
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  NORTHWESTERN SABINE COUNTY IN EASTERN TEXAS...
  NORTHERN SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY IN EASTERN TEXAS...
  SHELBY COUNTY IN EASTERN TEXAS...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CENTER...
  SOUTHEASTERN PANOLA COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS...
  SOUTHERN DE SOTO PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF MANSFIELD...
  NORTHWESTERN SABINE PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA...
 
* UNTIL 815 AM CDT
 
* AT 716 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A  LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE  HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THESE STORMS WERE  LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR DEADWOOD AND TENAHA TO NEAR  TIMPSON. MOVEMENT WAS TO THE SOUTHEAST NEAR 35 MPH.
 
* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO   LOGANSPORT...SHELBYVILLE...NEUVILLE...PATROON...BLAND LAKE...SAN   AUGUSTINE...CONVERSE...GENEVA AND ROSEVINE...

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National Weather Service issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for NW Shelby County until 7:15 a.m.


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A
 
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  NORTHERN NACOGDOCHES COUNTY 
  NORTHWESTERN SHELBY COUNTY & PANOLA COUNTY 
  
* UNTIL 715 AM 
 
* LARGE HAIL
  AND DAMAGING THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED OUT OF THESE STORMS EARLIER.
 

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 10/3/14--10/6/14


Arrest Report

10/3/14—10/6/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Brandon Rushing, 28, Henderson, Warrant-Failure to Appear, Original Charge: Possession of Marijuana

 

Elicio Garcias, 43, Center, Driving While Intoxicated-3rd Offense

 

Eric Jackson, 49, Center, Driving While Intoxicated

 

Billie Jo Rivers, 57, Shelbyville, Parole Violation, Original Charge: Possession of a Dangerous Drug

 

Escabedo Luis Ibarra, 26, Joaquin, Driving While Intoxicated with Open Container

 

Gastarvo Flores, 37, Center, Possession of Marijuana

 

San Augustine County:

 

Wesley E. Bearden, 21, Sherwood, Ark., Possession of Marijuana

 

Colton H. Hill, 18, Little Rock, Ark., Possession of Marijuana

 

Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Rain is likely today & possible during the week with seasonal temperatures


Today: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind around 5 mph.
 
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind around 5 mph.
 
Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. 
 
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.
 
Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.
 
Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.
 
Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87.
 
Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
 
Saturday: A 30 percent chance of rain. High near 84.

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Mooseberg Award winners recognized at poultry festival


The Mooseberg Awards were presented Saturday night at the poultry festival to honor poultry growers in deep east Texas.

 

The Tyson-Center/Nacogdoches Complex award was presented to The Tom Gray-Sundown Farm, owned by Tom, Jaunell, Jason and Tommy Gray, Jr. The Grays have been growers since 1995, owning 4 houses with 44,000 capacity.

 

The Tyson-Tenaha/Carthage Complex award went to Keith and Shonia Putman, owners of Putnam & Putnam Farm. They are second generation growers with eight houses and a capacity of 220,400.

 

The Pilgrim’s Pride Complex award was presented to John and Kaley Mathews. The John Mathews Family has been growers since 1999, with six houses and 131,400 capacity.

 

The recipients were honored in a private reception at Farmers State Bank.

 

The Awards is named in honor of former Shelby County Agent John Mooseberg, who helped spearhead the development of the Shelby County poultry industry in 1948.

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Poultry Festival winners in Fun Run, people's choice in quilt & photography shows & jeep drawing announced


At CASA’s 5K Chicken Run Saturday morning at the East Texas Poultry Festival, there were 221 taking part in the event, with 16-year old Giovanni Angel of Center taking top male and overall winner with a time of 16:14.3; while the top female was 32-year old Summer Koltonski of Shelbyville with a time of 21:30.2.

 

The People’s Choice Awards were announced Friday for the poultry festival quilt show and photography shows. Taking the quilt show honor was Eldora Gilchrist of Center, and in the photography show, adult people’s choice winner was Janice Carter of San Augustine; youth, Carsen Vickers of Carthage; and children’s, Lance Holloway of Center.

 

Winner of the Center Noon Lions Club 2015 Jeep Sport Wrangler was Lee Lunsford of Spring, formerly of Center. The four $250 cash winners were Sherri Phillips, Courtney Miller, Lynda K. Russell and Reed Grant.

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Missing Nacogdoches County man that was found, dies


We told you last week a Nacogdoches County man was found after missing for several days, that individual has died at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

 

The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday that 73-year old Ernest McBride of Cushing died Thursday.

 

McBride had been missing since Sept. 24, and was found Sept. 29 off Lone Star Road in Nacogdoches by a mowing crew--dehydrated with insect bites. McBride was reported to have suffered from Alzheimer’s and had wandered from his home.

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Panola County remains under burn ban


Despite last Thursday night’s rain, Panola County remains under a burn ban until further notice. The Panola County Commissioners’ Court is meeting for a special session this morning, where the burn ban will be discussed to determine if it needs to be extended or let it expire.

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Today is last day to register to vote in Nov. 4 elections


Today is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 4 General Election. You have until closing time this afternoon to do so.

 

There are a number of state-wide offices such as governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general among others to be decided, including a proposition. Plus, a county-wide race in Shelby and San Augustine Counties for 273rd district judge, county judge in San Augustine County, district-wide for State Senator Dist. 3, and for Shelby County Commissioner Pct. 2; Shelby County Justice of the Peace Pcts. 1, 2 & 5, and a Center City Council position for Place 2.

 

In addition, Center ISD Board of Trustees has four positions to be elected. Also, the San Augustine City Council where all four seats are contested, and four positions on the San Augustine ISD Board are up for election.

 

The first day of early voting is Oct. 20.

 

To register to vote in Shelby County, go to Voter Registrar Debora Riley's office in the courthouse, and in San Augustine County, you would see Election Administrator Deborah Woods. 

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Nacogdoches United Way makes check presentations to Shelby County groups


The Nacogdoches United Way, now serving Shelby County made a donation to three Shelby County agencies recently.

 

Chairman of the Board Patrick Sanders, and President & CEO Gary Lee Ashcraft presented a $4,500 check to representatives of the Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center, $5,500 to Shelby County Outreach Ministries, and $3,000 to CASA.

 

Nacogdoches Area United Way recently changed their name to reflect their footprint which now includes Shelby and San Augustine County.

 

The organization said to look for more activity from United Way in the coming year as they strive to help meet the local needs in both their service area.

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Circus performances to be held in Timpson Tuesday


Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce brings Culpepper & Merriweather Circus to town Tuesday, October 7th in So So Park for 2 shows. First show starts at 5PM, second at 7:30PM. Advance tickets on sale now at Timpson Public Library and Timpson/Tenaha News paper office downtown Timpson. Advance tickets $10 adults, $6 children (Ages 2 to 12) at the door tickets are $13 for adults and $7 for children (Ages 2 to 12).

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Pineywoods Fair gets underway Tuesday in Nacogdoches


The 37th annual Pineywoods Fair gets starts tomorrow, Tuesday at the Nacogdoches County Expo and Civic Center. General admission is $5, and free for those 3-years old and younger. The fair will include youth project shows, vendors, a carnival, entertainment and cheerleading competition. The Pineywoods Fair will continue through Oct. 12.

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Huxley Bay's First Oktoberfest & Beauty Pageant to be held Oct. 10-12


Huxley Bay’s First Oktoberfest & Beauty Pagent will be held Oct. 10-12, featuring crafts and food. The “Backwoods Princess” pageant will be Oct. 11, with everyone getting a crown. There will be live music from the Ashton Hill Band on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m., and an Oktoberfest Luncheon featuring traditional foods on Oct. 12. For more information, contact Lora Collier or Shasta Miller at 936-368-2494.

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San Augustine Main Street to present "The Sound of Music" as part of dinner theater Saturday night


San Augustine Main Street presents dinner and a movie on Saturday, Oct. 11 at The Historic Augus Theatre in Downtown San Augustine. Enjoy a meal and the classic movie, “The Sound of Music”. Doors open at 5:45 and dinner served at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40 each, or $75 a couple, and available at Texas Bank & Trust. Dinner is catered by the San Augustine County Go Texans, Imogene’s Café and Pinto Pony Restaurant.

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Funeral Notices: 10/6/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 76-year old Jean Burns of Tenaha. She passed away Saturday at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at Watson & Sons in Center. Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Warson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Smith Cemetery in Shelby County. Among Jean Burns’ survivors are children, Joe Burns and wife Tammy of Roswell, New Mexico, Florance Adams and husband Steve of Tenaha, Billy Burns and wife Rayla of Silsbee, Charles Burns and wife Brendah of Center, and Bridget Kay Burns Collins of Harrisburg Ark.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces a graveside service for 24-year old Manuel Jesus “Meno” Acopa-Heredia of Joaquin. He passed away last Thursday from injuries received in an automobile accident. Acopa-Heredia graduated from Shelbyville High School in 2008, and worked for Red River Pump Specialist in Shreveport. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. today at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha. Among Manuel Jesus “Meno” Acopa-Heredia’s survivors is father, Alfredo Acopa Ferral of Joaquin; mother, Mireya Alicia Acopa of Joaquin; brothers, Alfredo Acopa of Joaquin; sister, Genesis Mireya Acopa of Joaquin; and girlfriend, Erika Arcibar of Center.

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Local Sports Round up 10/6/14; Harold Allen named as inductee to Bass Fishing Hall of Fame


Last Friday’s high school football, one game in Shelby County as the Joaquin Rams win their third straight to improve to 3-2, with a 36-12 victory over the 0-4 Timpson Bears.

 

Other results, the Logansport Tigers opened district with a 40-0 win over Ringgold, Ennis over Nacogdoches, 57-26, Lufkin defeats Whitehouse, 52-45, Hardin-Jefferson over Tatum, 21-14, Corrigan-Camden beats Diboll, 64-35, West Sabine over Hull-Daisetta, 52-28, and Crockett beats Shepherd, 39-28.

 

All local teams will be involved in district action this Friday night.

The Center Roughriders will kick-off Dist. 6 4-A, Div. II at Spring Hill, the Joaquin Rams go to the Shelbyville Dragons, the Tenaha Tigers go to Maude, the Timpson Bears go to Mt. Enterprise, the San Augustine Wolves head to West Sabine, and the Garrison Bulldogs open district at Hemphill. Meanwhile, LaSalle will be in Logansport.

 

Central Arkansas defeats SFA, 49-39 in the Southland Conference football opener Saturday night.

 

Veteran East Texas bass pro and Toledo Bend fishing guide, Harold Allen of Shelbyville, was recently named as a 2015 inductee to the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame.

 

The 69-year old Allen is a Skeeter pro, and is recognized as a fierce competitor and one of the best in the business when it comes to finding and catching big bass away from the bank. He earned the nicknames, “The Legend” and “Horrible Harold”.

 

Allen was also an original member of a group of well-known Toledo Bend guides Tommy Martin, Larry Nixon, John Torian and Jon Hall, known as the “Hemphill Gang”.

 

Allen continues to compete in FLW events and host of other regional tournaments while running a successful guide business.

 

The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame is in Cullman, Ala.

 

Toledo Bend guide Harold Allen is named as 2015 inductee into Bass Fishing Hall of Fame.

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People's Choice Awards in Poultry Festival Quilt & Photography Shows named


The People’s Choice Awards were announced Friday for the poultry festival quilt show and photography shows. Taking the quilt show honor was Eldora Gilchrist of Center, and in the photography show, adult people’s choice winner was Janice Carter of San Augustine; youth, Carsen Vickers of Carthage; and children’s, Lance Holloway of Center.

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Lucas, Wages have top pens at East Texas Poultry Festival Broiler Show


Place Exhibitor Club Bid Amount Buyer
Grand Champion Alec Lucas Center FFA $7,500 Farmers State Bank
Reserve
Grand
Wesley Wages Center 4-H $4,000 East Texas Poultry Supply, ACE Hardware of East Texas
3 Klay Adkison Joaquin FFA $3,000 Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative
4 Kadence Polley Center 4-H $2,000 Greg Abbott
5 McKenna Williams Center 4-H $2,500 Wiggins Farm, Center Glass
6 Justin Hooper Joaquin FFA $2,250 Cornerstone Construction
7 Megan Dunn Center 4-H $3,000 Farm Bureau
8 Kelsey Adair Center 4-H $2,200 Coca-Cola, Shelby Savings Bank, Hunter Building, Mark Massey
9 Mason Barbee Shelbyville 4-H $2,400 East Texas Poultry Supply, ACE Hardware of East Texas
10 Chastity Ellington Center 4-H $2,000 Coca-Cola, Shelby Savings Bank, Hunter Building, Mark Massey
11 Jayne Fuller Shelbyville FFA $2,100 Triple J Feed
12 Maci McDaniel Joaquin FFA $1,700 Texas State Bank, Azure Mid Stream
13 Alec Dykes Center 4-H $1,700 K & L Construction, J & L Management, Farm Girl Enterprise, Klein Brothers Rodeo
14 Deakon Kay Shelbyville 4-H $2,300 Pilgrim's Pride, Heritage Land Bank
15 Chandler Pritchett Joaquin FFA $1,800 Double “O” Operating
16 Ryker Tomlin Center 4-H $3,100 The Balcony, Center Welding
17 Clayton Hinton Center 4-H $3,000 First Financial
18 Christopher Dunn Center 4-H $2,000 Link Charolaise, Center Livestock
19 Lance Holloway Center 4-H $2,900 McAdams Propane
20 Hailey Cummings Joaquin FFA $1,600 Texas State Bank, Azure Mid Stream
21 Jack Ford Center FFA $2,400 Wiggins Farm, Center Glass
22 Sabryn Youngblood Shelbyville 4-H $1,600 Lease Operating Services
23 Justin Renfro Center FFA $2,300 General Shelters
24 Katie Hamilton Joaquin FFA $1,800 Center Livestock
25 Dylan Dean Joaquin FFA $2,200 Cornerstone Construction
26 Kaden LaRock  Center 4-H $1,700 Kuul Pads
27 Chloe Eaves Center 4-H $2,500 Wiggins Farm, Center Glass
28 Toby Fleming Center 4-H $1,900 Spartan Structures
29 Dawson Kay Shelbyville FFA $2,200 Hutchins Oil Field Services
30 Rebekah Bridges Tenaha FFA $3,000 Sandhill Foundation
31 Colby Lout Center 4-H $2,800 Sandhill Foundation
32 Brynna Birdwell Center 4-H $2,000 Lout Logging
33 Sadie Ramsey Timpson FFA $2,000 Cobb-Vantress, Timberlake Farms
34 Konner Windham Center 4-H $2,300 Borders Poultry
35 Jayden Bass Joaquin FFA $1,800 Lease Operating Services
36 Madelyn Eaves Center 4-H $2,500 Wiggins Farm, Center Glass
37 Lauren Neal Joaquin FFA $1,700 East Texas Extended Care
38 Tori Baker Joaquin 4-H $1,500 Coca-Cola, Shelby Savings Bank, Hunter Building, Mark Massey
39 Camryn Crouch Center 4-H $1,600 Tyson Center
40 Emilee Elliott Center 4-H $2,600 Tyson Center
41 Lauren Haley Center 4-H $1,700 Coca-Cola, Shelby Savings Bank, Hunter Building, Mark Massey
42 Tucker Scarber Center 4-H $3,200 Center Furnishing, K3 Logistics
43 Collin Lloyd Shelbyville 4-H $2,000 Venado Creek Ranch
44 Dalayna Daw Joaquin FFA $2,200 Trails End Grocery
45 Abi Hooper Joaquin FFA $1,800 Link Charolaise, Center Livestock
46 Allison Odom Shelbyville 4-H $1,600 Borders Poultry
47 Amanda Yates Timpson FFA $2,000 Cobb-Vantress, Timberlake Farms
48 James Marshall Timpson FFA $2,000 Cobb-Vantress, Timberlake Farms
49 Brayden Britt Center 4-H $1,900 Wiggins Farm, Center Glass
50 Autumn Webb Joaquin FFA $2,000 Sandhill Foundation
51 Carson Crouch Center 4-H $2,200 Tyson Carthage
52 Kalie Brooks Joaquin FFA $2,300 Tyson Carthage

 

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Enjoy the fall temperatures, warmer with a chance of rain returns Sunday night


Today: Sunny, with a high near 76. North wind around 5 mph. 

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 47. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight. 

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind around 5 mph. 

Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

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Week 5 High School Football Results


FINALS

 

Joaquin 36  Timpson 12

 

Center, Tenaha, Shelbyville, San Augustine & Garrison all had open dates

 

Nacogdoches 26  Ennis 57

Whitehouse 45  Lufkin 52

Elysian Fields 27  Troup 14

Hardin-Jefferson 21  Tatum 14

Marshall 55 Pine Tree 29

Waskom 63  Frankston 35

Harleton 33 Maud 0

Corrigan-Camden 64  Diboll 35

West Sabine 52  Hull-Daisetta 28

Longview 56  Greenville 7

Corsicana 30  Jacksonville 14

Arp 63  Winona 6

John Tyler 75  Lindale 13

Shepherd 28  Crockett 39

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DETEC updates storm related power outages


Due to the severe storms that passed through the Deep East Texas Service Area, DETEC reported approximately 1800 members out of service after the peak of the storm at approximately 12:30 AM.  These outage were in the areas of: Nacogdoches County - approximately 150 meters out, Shelby County - approx. 150 meters out with the majority being in the Timpson area, Panola County - approx. 600 members out due to an outage experienced by SWEPCO that feeds the DETEC line, San Augustine County - approx. 10 members out, Sabine County - approx. 10 members out, and Jasper County - approx. 700 members out.

By 1 AM, power was restored to the 600 members in Panola County.  At 1:45 AM, power had been restored to the 700 members in Jasper County.  

As of 8 AM, less than 50 members are without power.  As always crews will continue to work until power is restored to all members.

Should you still be experiencing an outage, please make sure to report the outage by calling 1-800-392-5986.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 10/2/14--10/3/14


Arrest Report

 

10/2/14—10/3/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Jeffery Diaz, 29, Center, Warrants-Driving While License Invalid, No Insurance and Expired Motor Vehicle Registration

 

Terrell Tucker, 49, Pasadena, Violation of Probation, Original Charge, Tampering/Fabricating Physical Evidence

 

Brandie Wright, 35, Center, Burglary of a Habitation

 

Debra Kay Sims, 50, Timpson, Silent/Abusive Call, 9-1-1

 

Marcus Goodwin, 38, Center, Driving While Intoxicated-3rd or more, Possession of a Controlled Substance & Prohibited Substance in a Correctional Facility

 

Gabriel Hernandez, 21, Center, Driving While Intoxicated

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

 

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Earthquake detected near Shelbyville late last night, no damage reported


Did you feel it last night, no, not the rumble of thunder, but an earthquake! 

 

After the storms went through the area last night, a 3.1 earthquake was detected by the U.S. Geological Survey some nine miles east southeast of Center, just south of Shelbyville.

 

The seismometers detected the quake around 11:52 p.m., at a depth of 3.1 miles.

 

Checking with the Shelby County Sheriff’s office, they’ve had no reports of damage reported, but a few calls.

 

It marked the 15th recorded earthquake in Shelby County dating back to May 2012, with all others in the Timpson area.

 

Map courtesy of KSLA

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Cold front passage brings with it reports of storm damage, electrical outages


The cold front passage that quickly raced through last night left some reported damage to parts of the area.

 

Both Panola and Nacogdoches Counties had some thunderstorm damage, primarily trees and tree limbs blown down from straight-line winds of some 60 mph. No major damage in Shelby and San Augustine County.

 

The National Weather Service did issue a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the northern half of the area at 9:15 to 10:15, and another for the southern portion around 10:30 to 11:30.

 

There were some electrical outages reported by SWEPCO and Deep East Texas. No reported outages from SWEPCO at this time in Shelby County, and DETEC says most of their customers should be back on, other than maybe some areas of Nacogdoches County.

 

This morning, the front has cleared the area, and we're forecast to have a wonderful bout of fall weather the next couple of days with lows tonight in the mid 40s, and highs in the mid 70s. A warm up start Sunday and our next chance of rain returns Sunday night into Monday.

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UPDATED: Elderly Jasper County couple found safe in Mississippi Thursday evening


An elderly couple from Lake Sam Rayburn that went missing Wednesday has been found safe in Mississippi. Authorities say 82-year old James Cupit and his wife, 80-year old Alberta Cupit were found in the northwest region of the state, about halfway between Jackson, MS and Memphis, TN. Thursday evening.

 

Law enforcement agencies from Jasper to Shreveport were on the lookout for the couple.

 

It’s reported both have Alzheimer’s and are diabetic, and left without their medication.

 

The Cupits were reported missing by their home health provider. Authorities say the couple was spotted in the Shreveport area about 3 p.m. Wednesday as law enforcement found them and checked on their welfare. However, at that time they were not reported missing.

 

The couple also used a credit card to purchase fuel in Tyler about 7 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Jasper County Couple found safe.

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Joaquin Fireman respond to house fire Thursday, smoke damage heavy


The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire on FM 2428, just inside the city limits around 2:45 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

 

According to Stephen Ewing, units arrived to find heavy fire in the attic of the residence of Shannon Pate.

 

Three trucks and 10 firefights responded and their aggressive interior attack kept the fire out of the living area of the home.

 

Despite the effort, the residence and its contents received heavy smoke damage.

 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

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Information being sought on theft of cattle, tack in Harrison County


The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and Harrison County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the theft to 12 head of livestock, tack and several tools stolen from a Harrison County cattle ranch sometime between Monday, Sept. 29 and Tuesday, Sept. 30.

 

According to Special Ranger Larry Hand, 12 head of yearling cattle were penned at a cattle ranch off U.S. 59 south of Marshall, with the victim planning to ship the cattle the following day.

 

The unknown suspect(s) conducted a forced entry onto the ranch. Eleven of the yearlings were black, with the majority being steers, and one Charolais heifer stolen, and none were branded. However, most did have blue ear tags. Additionally, 16 inch Courts tan saddle, a 15 inch two tone tan ranch saddle, a 14 inch Vega kids tan high-back saddle, seven bridles, one Stihl chain saw, two circular says and two 25 foot welding leads were stolen.

 

Anyone with further information regarding this case should contact the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Operation Cow Thief hotline at 888-830-2333 or Ranger Hand at 903-592-5252.

 

A cash reward may be paid to individuals who can provide useful information leading to the arrest and indictment of suspect(s). Individuals reporting information may choose to remain anonymous.

 

 

 

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Day 2 of East Texas Poultry Festival opens at 10 a.m.; Gospel Night on the Frances Oates' Stage


The 38th East Texas Poultry Festival heads into Day 2 today with a calmer and more festive weather forecast. There’s entertainment on the Frances Oates’ stage, plus plenty of food and arts & crafts. Vendor booths open up at 10 a.m. this morning. It’s also Gospel Night this evening starting at 5:30 p.m. with a number of local vocalist and groups to perform.

 

There are two ongoing displays taking place through Saturday. The Quilt Show is from 10 to 3 at the Historic Courthouse, with the Photography Show at Vision Source, next to the Rio Theatre from 10 to 5.

 

On the Frances Oates Stage today will be the Shelbyville Fourth Grade Classes with their always popular “Flashback to the ‘50s” at 10:30 a.m., followed by Danny Paul, Sally and Friends – Homegrown & Homemade at noon.

 

The carnival will open at 1 p.m. with all-u-can ride armbands for $18 until 4 p.m. The carnival will re-open from 5 to 11 p.m.

 

The Center High School Theatre class will have a presentation at 4 p.m.

 

The Gospel Night line-up at 5:30 p.m. includes: Maureen Kennon, followed by the Strong Triumph Youth, David Wheeler, The Thompson Boys at 7 p.m., Center First United Pentecostal Church Praise Team at 7:30 p.m., the First Christian Church Praise Band at 8 p.m. followed by Chassity Davis, and New Life Praise Team at 9 p.m.

 

Admission to the East Texas Poultry Festival is a one-time fee of $5. For a complete schedule of events, go to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce website, shelbycountychamber.com.

 

The winners of the Poultry Festival Quilt Show were announced yesterday and taking Best of Show was Suzanne Scull and the Chamber Award went to Ellen Manning. All show quilts are on display in the Historic Shelby County Courthouse today and Saturday from 10-3.

 

Also, winners of the Photography Show were released Thursday. Taking Adult Best in Show was Janet Hughes of Carthage, with Lance Hollway of Center the Children’s Best of Show. People’s Choice voting continues until 5 p.m. today at Vision Source.

 

A complete list of all winners in the Quilt and Photography Show are on the Center Broadcasting Company Website under the local news tab on the front page.

 

Saturday's activities begin with the CASA 5K Fun Run/Walk. Vendor booths open at 10 a.m., and the 4-H & FFA Broiler Show Sift at 10 a.m. The carnival opens at noon, with various entertainers throughout the afternoon. The “Strut, Cluck and Crow” Chicken Clucking Contest is set for 5 p.m., Lion’s Club Jeep Drawing at 5:45, presentation of the Mooseberg Awards at 6:40 p.m., the Jon, Macy & Misty Bush Foundation Rifle Drawing at 6:45 p.m., and the 4-H & FFA Broiler Show Auction sponsored by Tyson Foods at 7 p.m. The poultry festival closes out with Johnson’s Lost Crowes to play.

 

Center ISD will have an early release at 12 noon today. PreK parent pick-up is 11:40 a.m., with Kindergarten pick-up at 11:50 a.m.

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Funeral Notices: 10/3/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 65-year old Ronny Lynn Raybon of Joaquin. He passed away Wednesday in Mamou, La. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. this evening at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, and from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at San Patricio Baptist Church in Converse, La. Service will be held at 2 p.m. at San Patricio Baptist Church in Converse, with interment at Cassel Cemetery in Converse. Among Ronny Lynn Raybon’s survivors is his wife, Sue Raybon of Joaquin; children, Eric Raybon and wife Meschelle of Logansport, Rhonda Raybon Sandifer and husband Michael of Joaquin, Brenda Raybon, Linda Raybon and Christine Raybon, all of Joaquin; mother, Margie Mae Anderson and husband Alfred of Converse; brothers, Lonny Raybon and wife, Sherrie of Joaquin and Rickey Raybon and wife Nita of Converse; sister, Nancy Rigsby and husband Delmer of Converse; and step-brothers, Dow Anderson, Dinky Anderson and Rod Anderson.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces pending service for 24-year old Manuel Acopa-Heredia of Joaquin. He passed away Thursday as a result of an automobile accident. Among Manuel Acopa-Heredia’s survivors is his father Alfredo Acopa-Heredia of Joaquin.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 66-year old Miss Gloria Jean King of the East Liberty Community. A Wake will be from 6 to 9 p.m. this evening at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center. She will lay-in-state from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Todd Springs Baptist Church, with funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Bush Cemetery, San Augustine.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 79-year old Leo Moore of San Augustine. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Countyline Baptist Church in San Augustine County, with interment at Countyline Cemetery.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 93-year old Lonie B. “Snow” Edwards of San Augustine. Viewing will be from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at Garner & Son Chapel. Service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the New Union Grove Baptist Church, with interment to follow at Union Grove Cemetery.

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Local Sports Round up 10/3/14; Joaquin at Timpson only Shelby County football game tonight


In sub-varsity football last night, the Center Jr. High Roughrider 7th and 8th grade teams both came up short against Rusk. The 7th grade lost, 6-12, and 8th grade lost, 8-12.

 

There’s only one high school varsity football game involving Shelby County teams tonight as the 2-2 Joaquin Rams will be at the 0-3 Timpson Bears in the final non-district tune-up for both teams. This will be our Shelby County Game of the Week on Q-100, KQBB as Don Wall has the action starting with the pre-game show at 7:20. You can also hear the broadcast from our website at cbc-radio.com.

 

The Logansport Tigers will travel to Ringgold tonight in their district opener.

 

Center, Tenaha, Shelbyville, San Augustine and Garrison all have open dates.

 

In other games tonight, Nacogdoches at Ennis, Lufkin vs. Whitehouse, West Sabine vs. Hull-Daisetta, and Hardin Jefferson at Tatum.

 

The SFA Lumberjacks are home Saturday to open Southland Conference play against Central Arkansas. Kick-off is 6 p.m. at Homer Bryce Stadium.

 

In volleyball, the Lady Riders are scheduled to be in Jasper for a 5 p.m. district match tomorrow, while the Timpson Lady Bears go to state-ranked Beckville in a district match starting at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

 

The 3rd annual CASA 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday morning in Center, and will begin at 7 a.m. with the walk, followed by the run at 7:30 a.m. For questions contact Patty Watkins at 936-591-9553.

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Calm after the storm....Sunny and Super nice for the weekend!


Today: Sunny, with a high near 84. Northwest wind around 10 mph.
 
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 46. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 76. North wind around 5 mph.
 
Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 48. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight.
 
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
 
Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
 
Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.
 
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued until 3 a.m. Friday


The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 3 a.m. Friday for all of the deep East Texas and Western Louisiana area as the cold front approaches the area.

 

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE FROM THE WEST THROUGH THE LATE EVENING HOURS. DANGEROUS LIGHTNING...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL...AND STRONG WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED.

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Poultry Festival Photography Show winners announced


 

This year’s photography show was a huge success! All of the entries were exceptional and the judges certainly had a tough group of photos to work with. Thanks to all the competitors and volunteers for their interest and hard work.

A very special thanks to Dr. Charles R. Collard and his staff, for their support and help in converting the optical clinic to a photo gallery and the members of the Piney Woods Photographic Society for helping to host the exhibit and greet all those who attended.

"People's Choice" is still voting until 5:00 pm Friday, October 3, 2014. Please encourage everyone to come and view the exhibit and vote for their favorite photograph.

Adults Animals
1st - Janice Carter
2nd - Donna Holt
3rd - Jessica Renfro
Honorable Mention - Diantha Renfro

Adults Urbans
1st - Janet Hughes
2nd - Janet Hughes 
3rd - Krista Elliott

Adults Flowers
1st - Janet Hughes
2nd - Donna Holt 
3rd - Janet Hughes
Honorable Mention - Bobbie Jean Wood

Adults Fine Art
1st - Bobbie Jean Wood 
2nd - Billie Jones 
3rd - Janice Carter
Honorable Mention - Jonathan Liker

Adults Digital Manipulation/Photo Restoration
1st - Krista Elliott

Adults Poultry
1st - Bobbie Jean Wood 
2nd - Bobbie Jean Wood 
3rd - Donna Holt

Adults Scenics
1st - Lea Ann Robertson
2nd - Janet Hughes
3rd - Lea Ann Robertson
Honorable Mention - Bob Lacher

Adults People
1st - Jonathan Liker 
2nd - Lea Ann Robertson 
3rd - Bobbie Jean Wood

Adults Best of Show
Janet Hughes, Carthage, TX

Youth Animals
1st - Julie McSwain
2nd - Andres Leon 
3rd - Changcai Wang
Honorable Mention - Konner Windham

 

Youth Flowers
1st - Andres Leon
2nd - Konner Windham

Youth Scenics
1st - Carsen Vickers
2nd - Julie McSwain
3rd - Konner Windham
Honorable Mention - Marissa Birdwell

Digital Manipulation
1st - Julie McSwain 
2nd - Marissa Tomlin
3rd - Bianca Leon

Youth Best of Show
Carsen Vickers, Joaquin, TX

Children Fine Art
1st - Lance Holloway
2nd - Haven Heiman 
3rd - Emilee Elliott

Children Scenics
1st - Gracelyn Olivas
2nd - Gracelyn Olivas

Children Flowers
1st - Michelle Gomez
2nd - Haven Heiman
3rd - Emilee Elliott

Children Animals
1st - Michelle Gomez
2nd - Lieza Klein
3rd - Gracelyn Olivas
Honorable Mention - Haven Heiman
Honorable Mention - Lance Holloway

Children Poultry
1st - Lance Holloway

Children People
1st - Lieza Klein
2nd - Michelle Gomez
3rd - Gracelyn Olivas
Honorable Mention - Gracelyn Olivas

Children's Urbans
1st - Haven Heiman

Children's Best of Show
Lance Holloway, Center, TX

 

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Joaquin man dies in one-vehicle accident Thursday morning on U.S. Hwy. 84


A Joaquin man lost his life in a one-vehicle accident around 10:45 a.m. Thursday morning on U.S. Hwy. 84 west of Joaquin.

 

DPS Communications in Lufkin says that Corporal Jimmy Faulkner’s report states that 24-Manuel Acopoa-Heredia was westbound in a 2014 Toyota Tundra, four miles from Joaquin when he drifted off the roadway and struck a tree.

 

The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Dept. responded to assist.

 

Acopoa-Heredia was pronounced dead at the scene by JP Pct. 3 Margie Anderson.

 

Funeral service for Manuel Acopoa-Heredia is pending at Mangum Funeral Home in Center.

 

This is the third fatality accident in Shelby County in the last week. 50-year old Dana Bordelon Guilbeau of Simmesport, Louisiana lost her life on Sept. 25 near Paxton in a three-vehicle crash, and 78-year old Charles Ray Davis of the Neuville Community died in a one-vehicle accident last Sunday.

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Poultry Festival Quilt Show winners announced


2014 Poultry Festival Quilt Show Winners

Category

Name

Place

Applique-Hand Quilted

Bobbie Nutt

1st

 

Hand Pieced-Hand Quilted

Eldora Gilchrist

1st

 

Bobbie Nutt

2nd

 

Machine Pieced-Machine Quilted

Ellen Manning

1st

 

Margaret Smith

2nd

 

Margaret Smith

3rd

 

Machine Pieced-Hand Quilted

Suzanne Scull

1st

 

Eldora Gilchrist

2nd

 

Vivian Chamberlain

3rd

 

Denise Richey

4th

 

Applique-Machine Quilted

Suzanne Scull

1st

 

Margaret Smith

2nd

 

Wall Hangings

Nelda Worthington

1st

 

Nelda Worthington

2nd

 

Margaret Smith

3rd

 

Nelda Worthington

4th

 

Theme Quilts

Margaret Smith

1st

 

Margaret Smith

2nd

 

Suzanne Scull

3rd

 

Traditional Quilts

Jean Pollack

1st

 

Jean Pollack

2nd

 

Janelle Drews

3rd

 

Shelly Rogers

4th

 

Margaret Smith

Honorable Mention

 

Margaret Smith

Honorable Mention

 

Best of Show                                              Suzanne Scull

Chamber Award                                        Ellen Manning

People’s Choice                                         _________________

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Storm spotter training session scheduled for Oct. 7 in Lufkin


The National Weather Service (NWS) in Shreveport will be conducting another SKYWARN storm spotter training session in Lufkin next Tuesday, October 7th, from 1-3pm at Lufkin City Hall. 

 

This class is open to all citizens in Deep East Texas. SKYWARN is a storm spotter network group that works in conjunction with the National Weather Service offices around the country. 

 

This class is free to the public and open to any and all individuals who would be willing to volunteer their time and have access to communication devices, such as a HAM radio.

 

Being a storm spotter is an invaluable service, as storm spotters offer an extra set of eyes and ears that give word on impending weather in the Piney Woods.

All emergency personnel and first responders would benefit greatly from this two hour course.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 10/1/14--10/2/14


Arrest Report

10/1/14—10/2/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Travis Patton, 50, Center, Warrant-Robbery

 

Ricky Cogswell, 55, Center, Public Intoxication & Warrant-Violation of Probation, Original Charge: Driving While Intoxicated

 

San Augustine County:

 

Otis Ray Hoyt, 52, San Augustine, Motion to Revoke, Community Supervision

 

Bryan L. Best, 24, Pineland, Warrant-Failure to Appear, Theft & Unauthorized

Use of a Motor Vehicle

 

Carlisha King, 25, Center, Motion to Revoke, Adjudication of Guilt

 

Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

 

 

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San Augustine September weather stats released by Weatherman Tom Johnson


San Augustine weatherman Tom Johnson said September closed out cooler than normal in San Augustine. Johnson said there were no 100 degree days. The high for the month was 95 degrees on Sept. 11, with the low of 58 degrees on Sept. 24. As for rain, only .98 inches was recorded, with .81 on Sept. 18 being the wettest. Year-to-Date, San Augustine has had 34.36 inches of rain, which is 5.14 inches below average. Johnson stated San Augustine needs almost 18 inches of rain over the next three months to make the annual yearly rainfall.

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East Texas Poultry Festival gets underway today with opening ceremonies at 10 a.m.


Its Poultry festival time in Shelby County as the 38th annual East Texas Poultry Festival gets underway this morning on the Historic Courthouse Square in Center with the opening ceremonies presented by Farmers State Bank on the Frances Oates Stage. The event officially kicks-off at 10 a.m. with the "cutting of the feathers" by 2014 Poultry Festival Queen, Zoey Stuever & Court.

 

Festival co-chair Hollie Adams says the event has come together with the awesome help of the staff at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, as well as chamber members and community volunteers.

 

Also on this morning's opening ceremonies' program is the invocation by Rev. Josh Sanford of Center First Baptist Church; the National Anthem performed by the Roughrider Band; Pledge to the Flag led by the Timpson ISD; and welcomes by County Judge Rick Campbell, Center Mayor David Chadwick, and Shelby County Chamber of Commerce President Derek Pierce.

 

The Food/Arts & Crafts booths will also open at that time, in addition to a couple of on-going displays, including the Quilt Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Historic Courthouse, and the Photography Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Vision Source, next to the Rio Theatre.

 

Soon after the opening ceremonies, students from F.L. Moffett Kindergarten classes, Center Elementary Second graders and Third grade classes will perform through lunch.

 

The carnival opens at 4 p.m., with all-u-can ride armbands for $18 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Performing this evening will be Tim & Jessica Hopkins at 6:45 p.m. and Danny Paul Windham & The Pine Hill Review at 7:15 p.m., with Thomas Morrison and the Pack of Strays to follow.

 

Gates will open at 10 a.m. Friday morning, with food/arts&crafts booths to open at lunch. Admission to the poultry festival is a one-time fee of $5.

 

For a complete schedule of events, go to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce's website, shelbycountychamber.com.

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Severe weather a possibility with passage of cold front tonight


It appears the poultry festival activities today, for the most part, will be spared the brunt of our first significant cold front of the season.

 

The National Weather Service is saying scattered thunderstorms will be possible across the region as heat continues to build through today ahead of the front.

 

By this evening, into early Friday morning, the cold front will move across the area with showers and thunderstorms. Forecasters are saying some of these storms may be strong to severe with primary threats to be damaging winds and large hail.

 

What’s good is that the front will quickly exit the region before or just after sunrise Friday, with the threat of severe weather ending.

 

Forecast maps say the storms should race through between 7 to 10 p.m.

 

Hopefully we’ll get some much needed moisture before it blows through.

 

Behind the front…highs Friday & Saturday near 80, lows at or below 50 Friday & Saturday nights.

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Panola County coal mine to be closed at end of 2015, no job loss expected


Word out of Panola County is that a coal mine field is playing out.

 

According to an article in The Panola Watchman newspaper this week, the coal mine field outside Beckville is scheduled for closure next year after supplying fuel for power plants in the area since the 1970s.

 

The operator of the Martin Lake plant in Rusk County, Luminant, said the Beckville Mine’s natural lifespan is ending and productive mining will be complete at the end of 2015.

 

A company spokesperson said in the story that 90 or so employees will be moved to other mines feeding the Martin Lake plant. Those mines are near Liberty, Oak Hill and Tatum.

 

No job losses are expected. 

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Women found in possession of cocaine during traffic stop in Nacogdoches


Two women were arrested during a traffic stop on Northwest Loop 224 in Nacogdoches Wednesday morning with an estimated $175,000 in cocaine hidden in a cooler.

 

The Nacogdoches Police Department says a Dodge Caravan driven by a 47-year old Houston woman was stopped for expired motor vehicle inspection sticker.

 

A passenger, a 44-year old Madisonville woman was also taken into custody.

 

A press release says officers received consent to search and located a modified 48-quart cooler that contained approximately four pounds of powder cocaine.

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New benches placed outside San Augustine County Courthouse


The San Augustine County Courthouse has some new additions to add to the outside landscape of the structure.

 

According to San Augustine Main Street Executive Director Tracy Cox, six new 300 pound benches have been placed at the courthouse as part of the Main Street Program.

 

Ms. Cox says the benches were purchased through donations received by the non-profit organization, SAMS PALS, which stands for San Augustine Main Street Patrons and Loyal Supporters.

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Center ISD to have early release Friday


Center ISD will have an early release Friday at 12 noon. PreK parent pick-up is 11:40 a.m., with Kindergarten pick-up at 11:50 a.m.

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HOPE Project to host "Mom Prom" event Oct. 18 in Center


The HOPE Project in Tenaha is sponsoring "The Fight like a Girl-Mom Prom" on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Windham Civic Center.

 

The "Mom Prom" will include finger foods, a DJ, door prizes, silent auction, with items such as Prom Queen Gift baskets and more. There will also be a guest speaker, with all benefits going to The Rose, which proves mammograms to community women, both insured and non-insured.

 

Men & women are welcome, and dress code is semi-formal.

 

The Prom Queen will be announced at 9 p.m.

 

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased from Marsha Ann Woolf-Barnett and Amanda Rachelle Willey or from the HOPE Project offices in Tenaha. For more information call 936.468.4648

 

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Homosexuality will be program subject at Lifetree Cafe tonight


A couple's journey with their son's announced homosexuality will be examined at Lifetree Café, at 6 p.m. tonight. This Lifetree event features exclusive filmed interviews with a couple who faced various challenges from family, friends, and church after their college-aged son announced his gay lifestyle. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Lifetree Cafe is located at The Little Fox Marketplace on the downtown Center Square. For any questions, contact Rick Lindsey at 936-332-8312.

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Funeral Notices: 10/2/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 56-year old Billy Van Hairgrove of Center. Service will be held at 2 p.m. this afternoon at Watson & Sons Chapel with interment at Buena Vista Cemetery, Shelby County.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 66-year old Miss Gloria Jean King of the East Liberty Community. A Wake will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center. She will lay-in-state from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Todd Springs Baptist Church, with funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Bush Cemetery, San Augustine.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 79-year old Leo Moore of San Augustine. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Countyline Baptist Church in San Augustine County, with interment at Countyline Cemetery.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 93-year old Lonie B. “Snow” Edwards of San Augustine. Viewing will be from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Garner & Son Chapel. Service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the New Union Grove Baptist Church, with interment to follow at Union Grove Cemetery.

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Local Sports Round up 10/2/14; Some sub-varsity teams have action tonight


There will be some sub-varsity football games tonight in the area.

 

The Center Middle School Roughriders will be playing two games against Rusk starting at 4:30 p.m. at Roughrider Stadium.

 

The Shelbyville Jr. High 7th & 8th grade Dragon teams will play San Augustine this afternoon starting at 5 p.m. at Dragon Stadium. Meanwhile, the Dragon JV will play at Joaquin beginning at 6 p.m.

 

The Tenaha Tiger JV will play in Henderson at 7pm tonight.

 

Also this evening, Timpson Junior High will go to Joaquin Jr. High starting at 5:30 p.m.

 

There’s only one scheduled football game tomorrow night in Shelby County as the Joaquin Rams go to the Timpson Bears. This will be our Shelby County Game of the Week on Q-100 KQBB. The Logansport Tigers will travel to Ringgold Friday night in their district opener. Center, Tenaha, Shelbyville, San Augustine and Center all have open dates. Other games on tap Friday will include, Nacogdoches at Ennis, Lufkin vs. Whitehouse, West Sabine vs. Hull-Daisetta, and Hardin Jefferson at Tatum.

 

In volleyball, the Lady Riders are scheduled to be in Jasper for a 5 p.m. district match tomorrow, while the Timpson Lady Bears go to state-ranked Beckville in a district match starting at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

 

The 3rd annual CASA 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday morning in Center, and will begin at 7 a.m. with the walk, followed by the run at 7:30 a.m. For questions contact Patty Watkins at 936-591-9553.

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Cold front headed our way, chance of severe thunderstorms this evening, lows in the upper 40s Friday & Saturday


Today: A 30 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 91. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Tonight: An 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe. Low around 64. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight. 
 
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 49. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 77. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 48.
 
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 83.
 
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
 
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 9/30/14--10/1/14


Arrest Report

9/30/14—10/1/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Travis Lane Ellis, 45, Athens, La., Driving While Intoxicated with Open Container

 

Kelvin Tyrone Berry, 30, Center, Assault-Causing Bodily Injury & Injury to a Child

 

Ashley Fredieu, 33, Tenaha, Warrant-Credit Card Abuse

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Panola County issues burn ban, does not include Shelby, San Augustine Counties, rain on the way should help with dry conditions


With fire index numbers increasing across the area due to a lack of rain, one area county government has taken a proactive approach to help with the increased wild-fire danger.

 

The Panola County Commissioners’ Court issued a burn ban yesterday morning for Panola County residents until further notice.

 

According to the Keetch-Byram Drought Index that’s provided by the Texas A&M Forest Service, Panola County’s index was 675, approaching the not always automatic trigger number to issue a burn ban of 700.

 

According to officials in both the Shelby and San Augustine County Judge’s offices, neither county has discussed the possibility of burn bans.

 

As of Tuesday morning, the KBDI in Shelby County was 645, with San Augustine’s at 626.

 

The entire deep East Texas area is above 600, with some isolated areas within counties bordering Louisiana, including Shelby County at 700.

 

We had mentioned in a story late last week how dry it was, and the need to burn with caution. We’re some inch-and-a-half below normal in monthly rainfall for September, and unless we get some help from the cold front due in Thursday, we could see more counties in the region possibly issuing similar burn bans.

 

Again, the only burn ban in the immediate area is for Panola County.

 

Our forecast is calling for the possibility of a good rain with an approaching cold front late Thursday and Friday morning.

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Missing Nacogdoches County man found, safe


Nacogdoches County Sheriff Jason Bridges has confirmed that a 73-year-old Cushing man who went missing on since Sept. 24 was found alive near Lone Star Road in Nacogdoches late Tuesday morning.

 

A press release issued Tuesday afternoon says Ernet McBride was found by two men mowing a yard at a rental property underneath an awning covering a shed.

 

He was rushed to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital and listed in stable condition suffering from dehydration and numerous insect bites.

 

Sheriff Bridges thanked the public for their tips and information received during their investigation.

 

Ernest McBride has been found and is safe.

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Animal rescue service started in Shelby County, donations needed


It’s hard not to see the overpopulation of unwanted dogs running around Shelby County. Hoping to do something about the problem is Lacy Griffin of JNL Rehabilitation Services and Rescue. Ms. Griffin opened a facility earlier this year, and says the decision was made after several garbage bags of abandoned dead puppies were found in the Huxley area earlier this year.

 

Ms. Griffin says the service was started to rescue any abused and unwanted animals, train them for special rehab services if possible, adoption, child services, and life companions. She’s working from her home near Joaquin, (and has room for only 30 dogs), and says there are plans to hopefully move into a larger facility, soon.

 

She adds there's no government funding or any outside organization involved in the helping to fund the project, strictly local donations and out-of-pocket funding. She states that an animal rescue is needed in Shelby County.

 

Ms. Griffin adds it takes about $7,000 a month to feed and care for the animals, with only a small amount of assistance available. To help with the costs of feed, she said donations can be left at Boles Feed in Center.

 

Also, a raffle is being held for a .243 rifle to be given away Oct. 15. Tickets are $10 each, or discounts for more, and are available by calling her or stopping by Boles Feed in Center.

 

With winter coming on, she said donations of barrels and bedding are needed.

 

To make a monetary or supplies donation to JNL Rehabilitation & Rescue, contact Lacy Griffin at 855-329-3126. You can also find out more by going to their Facebook page or website.

 

 

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Nacogdoches Chamber recognizes businesses at annual banquet Tuesday evening


The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce held its Meeting and Membership Banquet last night on the SFA campus and honored were Maury Littleton of Party ‘N Things as Small Business of the Year; Cassandra Stokes of Wingstop Restaurant as the Medium Business of the Year; Rex Perry Autoplex as the Large Business of the Year; and Ed Pool as the Citizen of the Year.

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Tenaha High School Physics Class constructs boats of cardboard, duct tape, some survive


The Tenaha High School Integrated Physics Class recently participated in an interactive experiment by heading out to Lake Murvaul to test boats they built in class.

 

The vessels were designed by the students in teams of four, and constructed of cardboard and duct tape.

 

The class instructor, David DePriest says students have been studying the properties of fluids, buoyancy, displacement and Archimede’s Principle. He said the project required students to practically apply these concepts.

 

Boats designs ranged from rafts, to Jon boats, and even one that looked like a school bus.

 

DePriest says several teams made the 200-yard course with ease, with a few sinking and couple never made it off short.

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38th East Texas Poultry Festival gets underway Thursday


The 38th East Texas Poultry Festival gets underway tomorrow thru Saturday in downtown Center.

 

Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday morning and sponsored by the Farmers State Bank. The program includes the “cutting of the feathers” by the 2014 Poultry Festival Queen & Court, presentations by local youngsters, followed by the opening of the food and arts & crafts booths.

 

The quilt show is being held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day in the Historic Courthouse, and the photography show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Vision Source, next to the Rio Theatre.

 

The carnival will be operating, with arm bands $18 for all-u-can ride from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and from 1-5 p.m. Friday.

 

There’s also local entertainment throughout the festival.

 

Admission to the poultry festival is $5.

 

For a complete three-day schedule of the East Texas Poultry Festival, go the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s website, shelbycountychamber.com. 

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Local gas prices see slight increase in past week


The average price for a gallon of regular gas statewide is averaging $3.16 a gallon, that's up a penny in the past week, according to gasbuddy.com.

 

In Louisiana, a gallon’s averaging $3.13, also a penny higher than last week.

 

Nationally, the average is $3.33, which is a penny less than last week, and 6 cents less from the same time a year ago.

 

Here at home, checking prices this morning in Center, the lowest we found was $3.16 at Wal-Mart, up one cent in the past week. 

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Grand opening ribbon cutting planned for East Texas Extended Care in Center Oct. 9


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite you to join them for a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting as they welcome East Texas Extended Care at their new location at 233 Hurst Street in Center.

 

The ribbon cutting will be held Thursday, October 9, 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 staff at the Center location includes Family Nurse Practioner Bridget Hughes, and Shannon Wheless and Crystal White.

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Funeral Notices: 10/1/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 56-year old Billy Van Hairgrove of Center. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. this evening at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Watson & Sons Chapel with interment at Buena Vista Cemetery, Shelby County.

 

Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson announces service for 73-year old James Harold Milford of Longview. Service will be at 10 a.m. this morning at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Corinth Cemetery, Timpson. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the James H. Milford Memorial Fund, Chase Bank, (account #3045130985).

 

Taylor Funeral Home announces the death of 71-year old Ms. Muriel (Bailey) McGee of Timpson. She passed away Monday in Nacogdoches. A cremation was selected and no service is planned for Muriel (Bailey) McGee of Timpson.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 66-year old Miss Gloria Jean King of the East Liberty Community. She passed away Saturday night at her residence. A Wake will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center. She will lay-in-state from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Todd Springs Baptist Church, with funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Bush Cemetery, San Augustine. Among Gloria Jean King’s survivors are her mother, Margureite King of Shelbyville; daughter, Crystal Young of Shelbyville; son, Roland and Niki Young of Shelbyville; sisters, Margie Blount of Katy and Jacqueline King Pierre of Jacksonville, FL; and brother, Roosevelt King, Jr. of Shelbyville.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 79-year old Leo Moore of San Augustine. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Countyline Baptist Church in San Augustine Counyt, with interment at Countyline Cemetery.

 

Garner & Sons Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 93-year old Lonie B. “Snow” Edwards of San Augustine. Viewing will be from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Garner & Son Chapel. Service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the New Union Grove Baptist Church, with interment to follow at Union Grove Cemetery.

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Local Sports Round up 10/1/14; Squirrel season opens today


There’s only one scheduled football game Friday night in Shelby County as the Joaquin Rams go to the Timpson Bears. This will be our Shelby County Game of the Week on Q-100 KQBB. The Center Roughriders will kick-off Dist. 6 4-A, Div. II at Spring Hill on Oct. 10, the Shelbyville Dragons start district hosting Joaquin next week, and the Tenaha Tigers begin district play at Maude Oct. 10. The San Augustine Wolves also have an off week and will have their district opener next week at West Sabine, and the Garrison Bulldogs are idle and will open district Oct. 10 at Hemphill. The Logansport Tigers travel to Ringgold this Friday night to open district.

 

There will be some sub-varsity football games Thursday.

 

The Center Middle School Roughriders will be playing two games against Rusk starting at 4:30 p.m. at Roughrider Stadium.

 

The Shelbyville Jr. High 7th & 8th grade Dragon teams will play San Augustine Thursday starting at 5 p.m. at Dragon Stadium. Meanwhile, the Dragon JV will play at Joaquin beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday.

 

Also Thursday, Timpson Junior High will go to Joaquin Jr. High starting at 5:30 p.m.

 

In volleyball, the Lady Riders are scheduled to be in Jasper for a 5 p.m. district match Friday, while the Timpson Lady Bears go to Beckville in a district match starting at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

 

The 3rd annual CASA 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday morning in Center, and will begin at 7 a.m. with the walk, followed by the run at 7:30 a.m. For questions contact Patty Watkins at 936-591-9553.

 

By the way, squirrel season opens today and will continue through Feb. 22, 2015. Also, in case you hunters didn’t know the general gun deer season opens one month from today, Nov. 1 and runs through Jan. 4, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rain chances increase with approaching cold front, nice weather forecast for week's end


Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind around 5 mph.
 
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Thursday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southwest wind around 10 mph.
 
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon.
 
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54.
 
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 82.
 
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55.
 
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 83.

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