Infinite Menus, Copyright 2006, OpenCube Inc. All Rights Reserved.
News Headlines Archives for 2014-11

Cloudy & 75 today, rain on Monday with mild temperatures all week


Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: Cloudy, with a high near 54. North wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 65.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 70.

0
comments


Tenaha to play for fourth-straight football regional championship Friday


After a 47-7 Class 2A, Div. II Region III Semi-Final win over Normangee in Bullard Friday night, the Tenaha Tigers will be appearing in their fourth-straight Regional Championship this week when they they meet Iola, a 34-9 winner over Chilton.

 

Tenaha vs. Iola

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5

Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium-Tyler

Tenaha will be the home team

 

 

0
comments


It's Friday!! Thanksgiving weekend sees warm-up, rain returns Monday


Today: Sunny, with a high near 64. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 74. South wind around 10 mph.
 
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind around 10 mph.
 
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 76. South wind 10 to 15 mph.
 
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
 
Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 69.
 
Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
 
Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 62.

0
comments


Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 11/27/14--11/28/14


Arrest Report

11/27/14—11/28/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Serviano Munoz-Vasquez, 29, Center, Driving While Intoxicated-2nd Offense

 

Cheryl Denise Johnson, 44, Center, Public Intoxication

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

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

0
comments


Two-vehicle accident on FM 711 around midnight may result in DWI charges, no injuries reported


A two vehicle accident was investigated around midnight this morning on FM 711, just off of Hwy. 7 West of Center.

 

Reports are saying a passenger car heading north side-swiped a south-bound 18-wheeler transporting salt water, sending the rig off the roadway. The driver of the car refused medical treatment, and may be facing Driving While Intoxicated charges.

 

The driver of the 18-wheeler was uninjured.

 

The contents of the rig were said to be transferred to another tanker. No spill was reported.

0
comments


Local businesses invite you to shop home, first; Small Business Saturday on tap tomorrow


If you're catching a second wind or just now beginning the process of holiday shopping, you're reminded tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, which falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, giving shoppers a chance to support local businesses.

 

Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Pam Phelps says local retailers can offer you many of the same gift items you may be in search for without leaving home.

 

Small Business Saturday was created five years to bring attention to the plight of small businesses that keep communities strong and their need for more customers.

 

A National Federation of Independent Business and American Express survey says almost 80% of shoppers will be spending more or the same amount on Small Business Saturday as they did a year ago, providing independent businesses with a welcome boost in holiday sales.

 

Center Broadcasting encourages you to shop local, home-owned businesses, first this holiday season.

0
comments


Goodwill Industries of East Texas to open retail store in Center Friday, Dec. 5


Goodwill Industries of East Texas will open their new retail store in Center at 9 a.m. next Friday, Dec. 5. The store is located in the old Wal-Mart building, and offers over 10,000 sq. feet of shopping space.

 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will host a ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m. Store hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

 

Goodwill officials say donations to the store will be available in a convenient drive around drop off in the rear of the store. The revenue from donations of gently used clothing, house wares, furniture and electronics will support job training, counseling and job placement opportunities to those with barriers, here in East Texas.

 

Donations are also tax deductible.

0
comments


Tenaha City Council to consider making deputy city marshal full-time at Monday meeting


The Tenaha City Council will have a special meeting at 5:15 p.m. Monday, and among the agenda items will be approving recently hired deputy city marshal Darren Gray to full-time status, and editing the City of Tenaha Employee Handbook.
 

0
comments


Jury service is cancelled for 123rd Judicial District Court in Shelby County Dec. 1


District Clerk Lori Oliver has advised the jury summoned for Monday, Dec. 1 for the 123rd District Court, Honorable Charles C. "Brick" Dickerson, presiding, has been cancelled due to the scheduled cases being resolved or passed. Anyone receiving a summons for next Monday, Dec. 1 is released from jury service until they receive a future summons.

0
comments


Joaquin Christmas Festival, East Texas Chopper Guys Toy Run & Food Drive Saturday


The annual Joaquin Christmas Festival will be held tomorrow in downtown Joaquin. As part of activities the East Texas Chopper Guys Toy Run & Food Drive is being held, with donations of toys, canned goods and cash going to Joaquin Christian Services. Nancy Stevens heads up publicity for the event and says there’s plenty of family fun. This includes several rides and activities for the kids.

 

Ms. Stevens adds she’s been able to obtain some real nice raffle and auction items from sponsors, which starts after the parade. Entry fee for the car, motorcycle and tractor show is $10, with sign up at 10 a.m. There will also be a cake walk.

 

Looks like there’ll be nice weather. Gather up the family and enjoy the Joaquin Christmas Festival East Texas Chopper Guys Toy Run and Food Drive Saturday in downtown Joaquin. 

0
comments


Funeral Notices: 11/28/14


Obits,

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces pending service for 89-year old Pete Minter of Center.

 

Hicks Mortuary of Center announces service for 63-year old Ms. Frances Hart. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Center, with interment in the Bennett Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be all day today at Hicks Mortuary Chapel. She was a longtime nurse for Center ISD.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 90-year old Mr. Artis Hoosier of San Augustine. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at Garner & Son Chapel. Service will be at 12 noon Saturday at the China Chapel Baptist Church, with interment in Red Land Cemetery.

 

Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces service for Fannie Mae Bell-Igbinige of Timpson. She passed away Nov. 16. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Prospect in Timpson. Among Fannie Mae Bell-Igbinige’s survivors are sons, Quetini Lashun Bell and Isaac Laron Bell; brothers, Henry Joe Bell, Larry Wayne Bell, David Lee Bell and Billy Eugene Bell; sister, Dianne Bell; and step-sister, May Lee Hartfield.

 

 

0
comments


Local Sports Round up 11/28/14; Tenaha to take on Normangee tonight in Region Semi-Final, Riders in Burger King Classic at Whitehouse


In sports,

 

The (9-1) Tenaha Tigers will play (8-4) Normangee in a Class 2A, Div. II region semi-final football game at 6 p.m. this evening in Bullard.  The winner will get the winner of the other region semi-final between Iola and Chilton being played at 7 p.m. Friday in Bryan. There will be a spirit rally at 1 p.m. this afternoon in front of Tenaha High School.

 

Other third-round playoff games this week:

 

Class 2A, Div. I

 

(11-0) Union Grove vs. (10-0) Alto, Friday, 7:30pm, Carthage

(8-3) Centerville vs. (10-2) Price Carlisle, Friday, 7:30pm, Abe Martin Stadium, Lufkin

 

Class 3A, Div. II

(7-5) Crockett vs. (10-2) Rogers, Friday, 7:30pm, College Station

(9-3) Newton vs. (10-1) Franklin, Friday, 7:30pm, Palestine

 

Class 4A, Div. I

(10-2) Henderson vs. (9-3) Jasper, Saturday, 2:00pm, Abe Martin Stadium, Lufkin

(12-0) Navasota vs. (11-1) El Campo, Friday, 7:00pm, Moorehead Stadium, Conroe

 

Class 4A, Div. II

(12-0) Gilmer vs. (11-1) Gladewater, Friday, 6:30pm, Lobo Stadium, Longview

(11-1) Atlanta vs. (7-5) Tatum, Saturday, 2:00pm, Pine Tree

 

SFA enters the FCS Playoffs at 7 p.m. Saturday night as the Jacks will travel to the University of Northern Iowa.

 

In basketball action, the Center Roughriders will be participating in the Burger King Classic today and Saturday. Those games will be played at the Whitehouse High School gym. Tonight, the Riders will face Jacksonville at 6 PM, and on Saturday they will play Lindale at 4:30 PM.

 

The Center Middle School Basketball games scheduled for Monday, Dec. 1st versus Carthage have had the following changes: Both Boys and Girls teams will travel to Carthage. The boys will play at the Carthage Middle School gym, and the girls will play at the Carthage High School gym.  

0
comments


Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 11/26/14--11/27/14


Arrest Report

 

11/26/14—11/27/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Kevin Nash, 31, Timpson, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, Possession of Marijuana & Driving While License Invalid

 

San Augustine County:

 

Tyler W. Baker, 20, San Augustine, Forgery

 

Cody R. Evans, 35, Broaddus, Burglary of a Building & Theft

 

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

0
comments


Happy Thanksgiving!! Sunny & seasonal today with warm up through Sunday


Today: Sunny, with a high near 59. North wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
 
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 36. East wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.
 
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 65. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. South wind around 10 mph.
 
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 71. South wind 10 to 15 mph.
 
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
 
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
 
Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
 
Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 70.

0
comments


Holiday shoppers need to practice safety tips to prevent theft & burglary


The busiest retail shopping weekend of the year begins today at some locations, while others wait for Black Friday, then its Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday on the Internet for those that like to avoid the masses.

 

If you will be out and about shopping this weekend, the Texas Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority, a division of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, reminds drivers they should practice three basic safety tips to help prevent theft and burglary during the holidays and throughout the year: remove belongings from view, secure vehicles, and never leave keys inside. 

 

In addition to practicing these prevention methodologies, drivers should park in areas that are well-lit, near surveillance cameras (if available), and near heavy foot and vehicle traffic.

 

The more thieves feel threatened by detection, the less likely they are to focus on targets in such areas.  

0
comments


Fisherman safely rescued from Toledo Bend after hitting stump


An elderly man was safely rescued from the chilly waters of Toledo Bend Reservoir after striking a stump and most of his boat sank near Huxley Tuesday morning.

 

According to an online article on ShelbyCountyToday.com, 75-year old A.L. Magby, a commercial fisherman, said he didn’t see a stump earlier that morning, got hung up and the back end of his boat went under.

 

Magby said he was able to get to the front of the boat, tied it to a stump and crawled up on a small part of the vessel that was out of the water, and waited to be rescued. Magby said he had been in the water for over four-and-a-half hours.

 

The article reported Constable Pct. 3 Billy Hearnsberger and residents near the lake launched a boat and took part in the rescue.

 

Magby’s calls for help were heard by a bulldozer operator who was taking a break on a Forest Service road off County Road 3405 at Toomey’s Bridge, north of Huxley.

 

Magby reportedly has a heart condition and was in distress, but refused transfer to the hospital by ambulance, electing to go by private vehicle.

0
comments


Bernie Tiede to get new punishment hearing


The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ordered a new punishment hearing for convicted murderer Bernie Tiede on Wednesday.

 

The former Panola County resident was found guilty in the 1997 murder of 81-year old Marjorie Nugent, and later sentenced to life in prison in 1999.  However, in May of this year, Tiede was granted a release on $10,000 bond with set conditions.

 

According to court records Tiede alleges new scientific evidence contradicts evidence relied up on by the state at trial and false evidence was presented undermining the verdict.

 

Tiede will be turned over to the Panola County Sheriff's Office so a new hearing may be held.

 

A trial court will issue a warrant within 10 days.

 

Since his release, the East Texan has lived in Austin with his movie-making benefactor, Richard Linklater.

0
comments


Texas Troopers target Thanksgiving drunk drivers


The Texas Highway Patrol will be out in full force for the Thanksgiving weekend, promoting safety and targeting dangerous drivers as the holiday travel season gets under way. One of their main focuses will be on drunk drivers, and John McNamee, executive director with Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Texas, says that's why those who plan to imbibe need to plan ahead.


"Have a designated non-drinking driver," says McNamee. "People don't think they'll ever be a victim of drunk driving, but the reality is one-in-three people will be impacted by a drunk-driving crash in their lifetime."

In Texas last year, there were nearly 1,100 alcohol-related traffic fatalities, the highest figure among the 50 states.

Despite the large number, drunk-driving deaths in Texas have been on a slow downward trend for several decades. McNamee says one way to reduce them even further would be to require an ignition interlock for all motorists convicted of drunk driving.

"In Texas they have it for either repeat drunk drivers or a drunk driver convicted over .15 BAC, but ignition interlocks for all offenders would go a long ways," he says.

It's expected Texas State Patrol will arrest around 400 drunk drivers over the Thanksgiving weekend with a total for the year of more than 80,000 arrests for driving under the influence.

 

 

0
comments


Funeral Notices: 11/27/14


Hicks Mortuary of Center announces service for 63-year old Ms. Frances Hart. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Center, with interment in the Bennett Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be all day Friday at Hicks Mortuary Chapel. She was a longtime nurse for Center ISD. Among Frances Hart’s survivors is a daughter, Jacque Cartwright of Houston; sons, Walter & Syretta Barnes of Center, Kerry Barnes and Luther Hart III, both of San Augustine; and sister, Pearl & Jessie Sandifer of Mississippi.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 90-year old Mr. Artis Hoosier of San Augustine. He passed away last Friday at Colonial Pines Care Center in San Augustine. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Garner & Son Chapel. Service will be at 12 noon Saturday at the China Chapel Baptist Church, with interment in Red Land Cemetery. Among Artis Hoosier’s survivors is his wife, Christine Hoosier of San Augustine; sons, Carl & Cynthia Hoosier of Houston and Billy Rex & Jacqueline Hoosier of Brookshire; and brothers, Charlie & Tera Hoosier of San Augustine and Arthur & Renee Hoosier of Humble.

 

0
comments


Local Sports Round up 11/27/14


In sports,

 

The (9-1) Tenaha Tigers will play (8-4) Normangee in a Class 2A, Div. II region semi-final football game at 6 p.m. tomorrow evening in Bullard.  The winner will get the winner of the other region semi-final between Iola and Chilton being played at 7 p.m. Friday in Bryan. There will be a spirit rally at 1 p.m. Friday in front of Tenaha High School.

 

The Center Basketball Roughriders will be participating in the Burger King Classic Friday and Saturday. Those games will be played at the Whitehouse High School gym. On Friday, they will face Jacksonville at 6 PM and on Saturday they will play Lindale at 4:30 PM.

 

Tomorrow the Timpson Bears will be in Mount Enterprise with action tipping off at 5 p.m.

 

The Center Middle School Basketball games scheduled for Monday, Dec. 1st versus Carthage have had the following changes: Both Boys and Girls teams will travel to Carthage. The boys will play at the Carthage Middle School gym, and the girls will play at the Carthage High School gym. 
 

Garrison High School softball standout, KiAudra Hayter signed a letter of intent to play softball next season at the University of North Texas in Denton during a ceremony Wednesday. The Garrison Lady Bulldog received 28 different offers. She plans to major in Physical Therapy.

 

SFA enters the FCS Playoffs at 7 p.m. Saturday night as the Jacks will travel to the University of Northern Iowa.

 

Other third-round playoff games this week:

 

Class 2A, Div. I

(11-0) Union Grove vs. (10-0) Alto, Friday, 7:30pm, Carthage

(8-3) Centerville vs. (10-2) Price Carlisle, Friday, 7:30pm, Abe Martin Stadium, Lufkin

 

Class 3A, Div. II

(7-5) Crockett vs. (10-2) Rogers, Friday, 7:30pm, College Station

(9-3) Newton vs. (10-1) Franklin, Friday, 7:30pm, Palestine

 

Class 4A, Div. I

(10-2) Henderson vs. (9-3) Jasper, Saturday, 2:00pm, Abe Martin Stadium, Lufkin

(12-0) Navasota vs. (11-1) El Campo, Friday, 7:00pm, Moorehead Stadium, Conroe

 

Class 4A, Div. II

(12-0) Gilmer vs. (11-1) Gladewater, Friday, 6:30pm, Lobo Stadium, Longview

(11-1) Atlanta vs. (7-5) Tatum, Saturday, 2:00pm, Pine Tree

 

 

 

0
comments


Free Thanksgiving meals being served today in Center & Carthage


Shelby County Outreach Ministries is having their annual Free Community Wide Thanksgiving Meal from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the senior nutrition site on Loop 500 in Center. A traditional meal will be served and everyone in the community is invited. Also, Still Waters Cowboy Church on State Hwy. 315 in Carthage (two miles from the loop on the left) is having a Thanksgiving lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
 

0
comments


Armed male suspect wanted in robbery of Joaquin dollar store Tuesday night


Shelby County law enforcement is looking for male suspected in the armed robbery of The Dollar General Store on the Haslam Strip in Joaquin Tuesday night.

 

According to Sheriff Willis Blackwell, his office received a phone call from an employee of the dollar store around 8:30 p.m. stating a slender male wearing a black ski mask entered the store carrying a knife demanding cash.

 

The sheriff said the employee complied and gave the suspect approximately $200 cash, who then fled the store.

 

It’s unknown if the suspect left on foot or in a vehicle.

 

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at 936-598-5601.

 

0
comments


Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 11/25/14--11/26/14


Arrest Report

11/25/14—11/26/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Janet Anderson, 41, Center, Warrant-Theft by Check

 

Geana S. Cheshire, 37, Center, Two Warrants-Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance & Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

Nathan Cheshire, 41, Center, Violation of Probation, Original Charge: Driving While Intoxicated

 

Tracy Cartwright, 26, Homeless, Trespassing

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

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

0
comments


Local closings noted for Thanksgiving holiday


We’re on the eve of a four-day holiday for a lot of folks as we head into Thanksgiving, and with that, most county and city governments, as well as a number of local businesses, other than most retail, will be closed until Monday.

 

Shelby and San Augustine County offices will be closed for business both Thursday and Friday, as will the City of Center and City of San Augustine offices closed, in addition to other city entities in both counties.

 

Banks will be closed Thursday, but will be open for business Friday.

 

Some may also be closing early today to get a jump start on the holiday weekend.

0
comments


Small Business Saturday focuses on shopping with locally-owned stores


The busiest shopping period of the year is also just hours away with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, as both feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively.

 

For local retailers, Small Business Saturday was developed in 2010 which encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local.

 

The day was conceived and promoted by American Express, who will give card members a special offer for shopping Small Business Saturday.

 

A National Federation of Independent Business and American Express say more than three-quarters of shoppers, 78% say they will be spending more or the same amount on Small Business Saturday as they did a year ago, providing independent businesses with a welcome boost in holiday sales.

 

Center Broadcasting encourages you to shop local, home-owned businesses, first this holiday season.

0
comments


TxDOT encourages motorist to be safe during holiday travel


The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is urging motorists to follow a few simple travel tips to help ensure safe travels for an enjoyable holiday. Lufkin TxDOT Spokeswoman Kathi White says, “Today and Sunday the roads will be crowded with holiday travelers so it's best to plan ahead and to use caution during travels."

 

he adds, “TxDOT committed to safety and we want all drivers to join us and commit to putting away all distractions to reach their destinations safely." She passes along some tips to consider before heading out:

  *   Be patient, allow enough time to reach your destination, and obey all traffic laws.

  *   Roads will be crowded, and this could lead to some aggressive driving on the part of other motorists. Be courteous in these situations and avoid bad driving actions that may make the situation worse i.e., road rage.

  *    Monitor the weather.


  *    Don't drink and drive!

  *    Buckle Up!

  *    Minimize distractions!

  *    On long trips, rest at a Travel Information Center to avoid drowsy driving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

0
comments


Fuel prices continue downward trend heading into holiday season


Travel is expected to be up this Thanksgiving, thanks in large part to the drop in fuel prices, which has been almost double-digit in the past week.

 

According to gasbuddy.com, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Texas is averaging $2.57 a gallon, that's down nine cents in the past week.

 

In Louisiana, a gallon’s averaging $2.60, down eight cents in a week.

 

Nationally, the average is $2.80, which is six cents less than last week and 55 cents less from the same time a year ago.

 

Here at home, checking prices this morning in Center, it remains below the statewide average as the lowest we found was $2.55 at Wal-Mart, down seven cents in the past week.

 

By the way, that price is down over 30 cents in the past month.

0
comments


Free community Thanksgiving meals available in Center & Carthage


Shelby County Outreach Ministries will have their annual Free Community Wide Thanksgiving Meal from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at the senior nutrition site on Loop 500 in Center.

 

A traditional meal will be served and everyone in the community is invited. If you’re unable to attend and you live within a five-mile radius of Center, delivery is available, but you need to call the nutrition site and give directions before tomorrow at 598-7768.

 

Also, Still Waters Cowboy Church on State Hwy. 315 in Carthage (two miles from the loop on the left) is having a Thanksgiving lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

0
comments


Fun filled, family day planned for Joaquin Christmas Festival East Texas Chopper Guys Toy Run & Food Drive in Joaquin Saturday


The Joaquin community will usher in the holiday season with the annual Joaquin Christmas Festival Saturday. In conjunction, the East Texas Chopper Guys Toy Run & Food Drive is being held, with donations of toys, canned goods and cash going to Joaquin Christian Services. Nancy Stevens heads up publicity for the event.

 

“She says it’s grown each year with a number of nice raffle and auction items up for grabs, including a 39-inch Vizio Flat-Screen TV. The raffle and auction will start after the 2 p.m. parade.”

 

Vendor set-up is 7 a.m. Saturday. Entry fee for the car, motorcycle and tractor show $10, with sign up at 10 a.m. There’s a parade at 2 p.m., followed by the raffle and auction, in addition to a cake walk. She added there are a number of things for kids, including a train ride, games and goodie bags and Santa will also be in attendance.

 

Looks like there’ll be nice weather. Gather up the family and enjoy the Joaquin Christmas Festival East Texas Chopper Guys Toy Run and Food Drive Saturday in downtown Joaquin.

 

For more, contact Dennis Leggett at 269-3394 or Joaquin City Hall at 269-3021.

 

 

 

 

0
comments


Toys being collected for children in CPS care


The Community Partners Rainbow Room is collecting toys for children in CPS care. The goal is to help those that are not being served by other organizations. Displays are set up at Farmers State Bank and Shelby Savings Bank. Donors are encouraged to select a tag from the display, purchase a toy and return the unwrapped gift to the bank no later than Dec. 16.

0
comments


Entries accepted thru Friday for Miss Merry Christmas & Mr. Happy Holiday Pageant


The deadline for entering the 19th annual Miss Merry Christmas and Mister Happy Holiday’s Pageant in Center is Friday, Nov. 28.

 

The pageant will be held Dec. 6 at the Center Middle School Auditorium. Boys ages newborn to 5 and girls newborn to 19 years are invited to participate.

 

Only one outfit is needed and can be winter or holiday wear. Entry is $60 and all contestants receive crowns, custom tote bags and candy bags. There will be a special appearance from Elsa and Anna from Frozen.

 

For more information or an entry form, contact Sheila at 598-8473, Tonya at 590-0120, or go by M&M Insurance on Hurst Street and pick up entry forms.

0
comments


Funeral notices 11/26/14


Obits:

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces a graveside service for 49-year old Tammie Sue Lawrence of Center. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. this morning at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Shelby County.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces pending service for 54-year old David Whitton of Center. He passed away Sunday at his residence.

Mangum Funeral Home announces service for 87-year old Charles B. "CB" Harris of Center. Military Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. this morning at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home of San Augustine announces service for 82-year old Roetta Broas of San Augustine. Service will be at 2 p.m. this afternoon at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, with interment in the Townsend Cemetery, San Augustine County.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 73-year old L.B. Brown of Center. Service will be at 11 a.m. this morning at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with interment at Westview Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

 

0
comments


Local Sports Roundup--11/26/14; Riders open up basketball season with sweep of Central


In sports,

 

The Center Basketball Roughriders tipped off their season last night at Roughrider Gym and swept Central in three games. The Varsity Riders came away with a 65-50 win, while in sub-varsity action, the JV take a 64-29 win, and freshmen win 51-18.

 

The Varsity Riders will be participating in the Burger King Classic on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28th and 29th. Those games will be played at the Whitehouse High School gym.. On Friday, they will face Jacksonville at 6 PM and on Saturday they will play Lindale at 4:30 PM.

 

The Martinsville boys and girls basketball teams both take wins Tuesday over Centerville. The Pirates come away with a 64-38 decision, and the Lady Pirates get a 51-30 win.

 

On Friday, the Timpson Bears will be in Mount Enterprise with action tipping off at 5 p.m.

 

The Panola Fillies fell to Jacksonville Baptist College 70-61 last night in Carthage. The Fillies are now 6-3, and will be in action Friday at 5:00 PM against Texas Storm in Athens in the TVCC Thanksgiving Classic.

 

The Center Middle School Basketball games scheduled for Monday, Dec. 1st versus Carthage have had the following changes: Both Boys and Girls teams will travel to Carthage. The boys will play at the Carthage Middle School gym, and the girls will play at the Carthage High School gym. 

The (9-1) Tenaha Tigers will play (8-4) Normangee in a Class 2A, Div. II region semi-final football game at 6 p.m. Friday in Bullard.  The winner will get the winner of the other region semi-final between Iola and Chilton being played at 7 p.m. Friday in Bryan. There will be a spirit rally at 1 p.m. Friday in front of Tenaha High School.

 

Other third-round playoff games this week:

 

Class 2A, Div. I

 

(11-0) Union Grove vs. (10-0) Alto, Friday, 7:30pm, Carthage

(8-3) Centerville vs. (10-2) Price Carlisle, Friday, 7:30pm, Abe Martin Stadium, Lufkin

 

Class 3A, Div. II

 

(7-5) Crockett vs. (10-2) Rogers, Friday, 7:30pm, College Station

(9-3) Newton vs. (10-1) Franklin, Friday, 7:30pm, Palestine

 

Class 4A, Div. I

 

(10-2) Henderson vs. (9-3) Jasper, Saturday, 2:00pm, Abe Martin Stadium, Lufkin

(12-0) Navasota vs. (11-1) El Campo, Friday, 7:00pm, Moorehead Stadium, Conroe

 

Class 4A, Div. II

 

(12-0) Gilmer vs. (11-1) Gladewater, Friday, 6:30pm, Lobo Stadium, Longview

(11-1) Atlanta vs. (7-5) Tatum, Saturday, 2:00pm, Pine Tree

 

SFA Lumberjack running back Gus Johnson was named the Southland Conference Player of the Year, and QB Zach Conque was the Newcomer of the Year. Johnson became SFA’s all-time leading rusher in last Saturday’s win over Northwestern State.

 

SFA received an at-large bid to the 2014 FCS Playoffs. The Jacks will travel to the University of Northern Iowa for a 7 p.m. kick-off Saturday.

0
comments


Sunny skies forecast for Thanksgiving thru the weekend


Today: Sunny, with a high near 68. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming north after midnight.

Thanksgiving Day: Sunny, with a high near 60. North wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 37. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 64. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

0
comments


Sunny & cool forecast continues, slight warm-up toward the weekend


Today: Sunny, with a high near 61. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.
 
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 38. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight.
 
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 68. West wind 5 to 15 mph.
 
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 37. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
 
Thanksgiving Day: Sunny, with a high near 63. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.
 
Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 41.
 
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 66.
 
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.
 
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.
 
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
 
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 71.

0
comments


Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 11/24/14--11/25/14


Arrest Report

 

11/24/14—11/25/14

 

Shelby County:

 

George L. Henry, 59, Shelbyville, Delivery of a Controlled Substance

 

Michael Barbee, 48, Timpson, Warrant-Burglary of a Habitation

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

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

0
comments


Rep. Ashby files bill to allow DAs & prosecutors to openly carry firearms


State Rep. Trent Ashby of Lufkin took advantage of early bill filing by proposing legislation that, if enacted, would protect district attorneys, along with prosecutors, by enabling them to openly carry firearms for safety purposes.

 

Rep. Asby filed House Bill 278 on Nov. 12 saying the tragic murders of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McClelland, his wife, Cynthia and Assistant DA Mark Hasse shook up the entire state.

 

He added, "It's our responsibility to ensure we take every measure possible to protect these brave men and women who, like our law enforcement officials, put themselves in harm's way by the very nature of the job."

 

Rep. Ashby also filed House Bill 277, which amends the Texas Penal Code in order to expand what constitutes capital murder by including the murder of prosecuting attorneys and/or assistant prosecuting attorneys in retaliation for those individuals performing the duties of their job.

 

Rep. Ashby said, "To me, there should be no question as to how important it is that these bills get passed; and I'm ready to roll up my sleeves and work to protect these men and women that do so much for our great state."

 

Ashby's House District 57 seat includes Angelina, Houston, Leon, Madison, Trinity and San Augustine Counties. 

0
comments


Shelby County Sheriff's Office investigating death of Center man


The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a Center man.

 

According to a press release issued Monday morning, deputies were dispatched at 8:45 a.m. Sunday to 54-year old David Allen Whitton's residence after a neighbor reported not seeing Whitton for a few days. Deputies made entry into the home and found Whitton deceased in the living room.

 

Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 Maxie Eaves pronounced David Whitton deceased and ordered an autopsy to determine cause of death.

 

Investigator Chad Brown is heading up the investigation.

0
comments


San Augustine County Commissioners' Court meeting this morning


The San Augustine County Commissioners’ Court will have a regular meeting at 9 a.m. this morning, and among the agenda items for discussion and possible action will be disbursement of child safety funds as collected through vehicle registration; bid forms for rock and fuel and place ads for bids, and consider the annual setting of the day of the week and location for the commissioners’ court meetings.

0
comments


Clothing items sought for Logansport family that loses belongings in fire last weekend


Efforts are underway to assist a Logansport family that lost their home and personal belongings in a house fire Saturday morning.

 

Kevin and Katie Davis, along with their three children are in need of clothing and shoes.

 

Sizes include Girls 5T, Girls 8T, Jr. Girls Size 9 and Small Junior shirts for a teenage girl. In addition they’re needing Women XL shirts and pants, and men 34x32 pants and XL shirts.

 

Donations are being accepted at the Rivers Edge Restaurant in Logansport, or you can call Kevin at 318-871-7822.

 

All assistance is appreciated by the Davis family.

0
comments


Shelby County Chamber Ambassadors holding re-location ribbon cutting for Here's the Deal today, others scheduled next week, including Goodwill of East Texas on Dec. 5


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite the public to join them for a re-location ribbon cutting for Here's the Deal at 3 p.m. this afternoon at 1455 Southview Circle in Center. Sandy Mahan is the owner of Here's the Deal, which is a resale shop offering unique, gently-used items at a discount price.

 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will join owners Roderick and Lisa Jones for a first year anniversary ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 4 at Back Country Furniture Designs, 401 Hurst St. in Center.

 

Also, the chamber ambassadors invite the public to join them for a grand opening ribbon cutting as they welcome Goodwill of East Texas to Center at their new location in the former Wal-mart building at 1233 Tenaha St. in Center. The ribbon cutting will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5

 

Donations to Goodwill may be made in a convenient drive around drop off in the rear of the store. During donation hours, an attendant will be available to assist in unloading of vehicles and providing a tax donation receipt. Goodwill accepts “gently” used clothing, shoes, bedding, electronics, houseware, working televisions and small appliances. Donations to Goodwill make a significant difference in the lives of individuals living in the Shelby County area. Revenue generated from donations helps support and grow programs and services that result in significant social impact for the communities of Shelby County.

 

0
comments


Shelbyville Lions Club holding Christmas event for scholarship fund


The Shelbyville Lions Club will have a Christmas Party, Tuesday, Dec. 2 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Junky Star, in the historic Masonic Lodge in Shelbyville.

 

The event, known as Shelbyville Lions Club Cocktails and Christmas benefits the Lions Club’s Scholarship Fund.

 

Tickets are $20 each and you have a chance for door prizes, a silent auction and complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

 

The format is a come-and-go.

 

Tickets are available by contacting Carolyn Lamb at 598-2421.

0
comments


Christmas gift drives continue for Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center


The Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center is conducting their annual Toy Drive now through Dec. 12. They’re asking for contributions of toys and clothing to be distributed to the children that we have served in the past year, who range in age from 3 to 17. Donations can be dropped by the Advocacy Center at 220 Field Street in Center. If you would like more information about specific needs, call 936-590-9864.

 

In addition, Wright Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Center is "Stocking a Ram" for the Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center this Christmas. The dealership is accepting donations of new, unwrapped gifts through Dec. 12. For each donation, you'll be registered for a chance to win a TV.

0
comments


Funeral Notices: 11/25/14


Obits:

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces a graveside service for 49-year old Tammie Sue Lawrence of Center. She passed away Monday at her residence. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. this evening at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Shelby County. Among Tammie Sue Lawrence’s survivors is her husband, Danny Lawrence of Center; daughters, Chelsea, Brittany and Heather Lawrence, all of Center; mother, Mary Boniol of Center; brothers, Jeff & Jeanne Boniol of Red Oak, Rodney & Kim Boniol of Center, Kevin Boniol & Haven Holland of Center, Clifton James Boniol of Center, and Kristle Walker of Center.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 10-year old Nicholas Adrian Guerrero of Center. Service will be at 10 a.m. this morning at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin. Nicholas was a student at Shelbyville Elementary. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Texas Children’s Hospital, Genetics General Fund in Houston.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 95-year old Jim Ann Taylor of Center. Service will be held at 2 p.m. this afternoon at First United Methodist Church in Center, with interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Choir Fund in Center.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces service for 62-year old Ann Crocker of Center. She passed away Sunday at CHI St. Luke’s Health in San Augustine. Service will be at 3 p.m. this afternoon at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at New Hope Cemetery, Shelby County. Visitation will be prior to service starting at noon today. She worked for Covington’s Lumber Company for several years. Among Ann Crocker’s survivors are sons, Clint & Craig Crocker, both of Huxley; sister-in-law, Sue & Glen Bolton of Huxley; brother-in-law, Randy & Mindy Smotherman of Huxley; sister-in-law, Mary Paxton of Center; and brother-in-law, Hershal Walker of Center.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces pending service for 54-year old David Whitton of Center. He passed away Sunday at his residence.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces service for 87-year old Charles B. "CB" Harris of Center. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. this afternoon at Mangum Funeral Home. Military Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville. He was a lifelong logger. Among Charles B. "CB" Harris’ survivors is a son, Charles D. “Chuck” & LouAnn Harris of Center; and daughters, Cynthia K. & Jeff Lobe of Washington State and Cathy L. Harris Pruitt of Joaquin; brother & sisters, Elgava Jones of South Carolina, Bruce Harris of North Carolina and Marquata Owen of North Carolina.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home of San Augustine announces service for 82-year old Roetta Broas of San Augustine. She passed away Friday in San Augustine. Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, with interment in the Townsend Cemetery, San Augustine County. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. this evening at Wyman Roberts. Among Roetta Broas’ survivors is her husband, Robert Broas of San Augustine; sons, Robert Jr. & Eileen Broas of Miami, Fla., Richard & Elizabeth Broas of Davenport, Fla.; and daughter, Rita & Tom Gilcrease of San Augustine.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 73-year old L.B. Brown of Center. He passed away Thursday in Center. The wake will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at Community Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with interment at Westview Cemetery. Among L.B. Brown's survivors are daughters, Mabel Lane, Marilyn Roberts, and Essie Daniels, all of Nacogdoches; Linda Fields, Winnie Small and Rose Boykins, all of Center; sons, Roy & Jackie Casey and Karson Brown, both of Center, David & Lena Smith of Beaumont and Stacy Ruth of Center; son-in-law, Bryan Daniels of Tyler; daughter-in-law, Joyce Brown of Nacogdoches; brother, Prince Robert & Lonora Dixon of Houston; and sister, Betty Cooks of Center.

0
comments


Local Sports Round up 11/25/14; Riders tip-off season at home with Central, state-ranked San Augustine at Shelbyville


In sports,

 

The Center Roughriders’ Basketball teams will be playing their season opener against Central at home today beginning at 5 PM in the Center High School Gym. Freshmen will tip things off, followed by Junior Varsity and then Varsity. The Varsity Riders will also be participating in the Burger King Classic on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28th and 29th. Those games will be played at the Whitehouse High School gym, instead of at UT-Tyler. On Friday, they will face Jacksonville at 6 PM and on Saturday they will play Lindale at 4:30 PM.

 

Other boys' basketball today, the #6 state-ranked San Augustine Wolves go to the Shelbyville Dragons.

 

Girls, the Center Lady Riders head to the Garrison Lady Bulldogs at 4 p.m. this afternoon, Carthage will be in Shelbyville to play the Lady Dragons in a 2 p.m. start; the Joaquin Lady Rams go to Marshall for a 5 p.m. start, and the Tenaha Lady Tigers go to Big Sandy for a 1 p.m. tip.

 

High school basketball yesterday, the Chireno Lady Owls take a 43-33 win over the Tenaha Lady Tigers.

 

Tough road-trip for the Panola Ponies to Beeville Saturday, as Panola College falls to Coastal Bend, 77-45. Panola will be in action at 7:30 p.m. tonight against Lamar State College-Port Arthur at Carthage High School. Fans are encouraged to bring canned goods and non-perishable items as the Ponies are conducting a Thanksgiving food drive.

 

Meanwhile, the Panola Fillies opened up conference play with an 83-61 win over Coastal Bend Saturday. The Fillies are 6-2 on the season, and try to make it back-to-back conference wins this evening in a 5:30 p.m. game against Jacksonville Baptist College at Carthage High School.

 

The (9-1) Tenaha Tigers will play (8-4) Normangee in a Class 2A, Div. II region semi-final football game at 6 p.m. Friday in Bullard.  The winner will get the winner of the other region semi-final between Iola and Chilton being played at 7 p.m. Friday in Bryan.

 

Other third-round playoff games this week:

 

Class 2A, Div. I

 

(11-0) Union Grove vs. (10-0) Alto, Friday, 7:30pm, Carthage

(8-3) Centerville vs. (10-2) Price Carlisle, Friday, 7:30pm, Abe Martin Stadium, Lufkin

 

Class 3A, Div. II

 

(7-5) Crockett vs. (10-2) Rogers, Friday, 7:30pm, College Station

(9-3) Newton vs. (10-1) Franklin, Friday, 7:30pm, Palestine

 

Class 4A, Div. I

 

(10-2) Henderson vs. (9-3) Jasper, Saturday, 2:00pm, Abe Martin Stadium, Lufkin

(12-0) Navasota vs. (11-1) El Campo, Friday, 7:00pm, Moorehead Stadium, Conroe

 

Class 4A, Div. II

 

(12-0) Gilmer vs. (11-1) Gladewater, Friday, 6:30pm, Lobo Stadium, Longview

(11-1) Atlanta vs. (7-5) Tatum, Saturday, 2:00pm, Pine Tree

 

SFA received an at-large bid to the 2014 FCS Playoffs. The Jacks will travel to the University of Northern Iowa for a 7 p.m. kick-off Saturday.

 

 

0
comments


Tenaha ISD superintendent issues warning to unruly Tiger fans


Dear Tiger Fans and Tiger Nation Members,

               

Once again your Tigers find themselves preparing during Thanksgiving Break for a playoff game after defeating a tough Hubbard team 40-26.  This year marks the 7th time in the last 8 years that the Tiger Football family has come together for a Holiday Football Playoff experience.   What an amazing and great run for our kids, our school, and our community at large, especially when you consider that in Tenaha’s bright and amazing football history that we have only been able to enjoy Thanksgiving football on seven other occasions outside of this current run. 

 

As Superintendent, I am proud to be able to see what a successful program does to improve the overall culture of a school as well as enhance the learning experience for students by providing opportunities for growth that exist outside the classroom.  For Friday night after Friday night, the Tenaha Tiger Nation of fans have turned out in great numbers to celebrate the hard work and quality play of one of the state’s winningest and most successful programs.   Your continual and full throated support of our students is so greatly appreciated, and as this year’s playoff run continues, we need you more than ever. 

                 

 

However, as I write asking for the continued support of the great majority of fans, I am compelled to also mention the importance of the responsibilities of fans as well.   Too often, the emotions and pressure of high stakes playoff competition run high.  I am troubled by the fact that a great majority of our fans have had their experience dampened by the negativity of a select few.  In fact, some of the comments and behavior of these few fans were so negative and derogatory that I am reminded of my obligation to ensure appropriate fan behavior at extra-curricular events per the rules of the UIL.  Any fans who choose to direct negative or personal comments towards players, coaches, or the officials are hereby warned that this type of behavior will absolutely not be tolerated.

  

 

As Superintendent of Schools, I refuse to allow a few negative fans to tarnish what is and what has been another amazing season of Tiger Football.  The road to a championship is difficult and our team, our school, and our fans do not need to be burdened by those who wish to tear down as opposed to uplift the Tigers. 

 

I have instructed Tenaha ISD Police Chief, David Jeter, and High School Principal, Judy Monroe, to execute the rules and responsibilities of Tenaha ISD in regards to fan behavior at sporting events as laid out by the University Interscholastic League.  Having an opinion, being a fan, criticizing a play are all part of the game.  However, personal and direct attacks against players, coaches, or officials, excessive negative comments, and general unruly behavior will result in your direct removal from the venue at which the Tigers are competing and could also result in your suspension from attending any other games or events at TISD for the remainder of the year.

 

Tiger Fans….. Your Tigers are playing on Thanksgiving….. Again!!!!!  Get your maroon on, get excited, get behind these great kids and make so much noise that no one will ever feel the ability to ruin your great experience.  It is a privilege for any school to enjoy such on-field success, and it is even a bigger privilege to serve these great kids and the many, many great supporters of TISD. 

 

Go Tigers!!! Beat Normangee!!!!

 

Scott Tyner

Superintendent

 

 

0
comments


Despite weekend rain Center is still below monthly average


The rain from last Friday thru Sunday morning helped the monthly average rainfall, as Offical Weather Observer Jim Forbes recorded 2.20 inches during the period, including almost an inch-and-a-half Sunday morning.

 

For the month of November, 4.16 inches has fallen, still below the monthly average of 5.04 inches in Center.

 

Heading into December, there has been 48.77 inches of rain for the year, which Forbes says has us some three inches below the yearly average rainfall amount.

0
comments


Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 11/21/14--11/24/14


Arrest Report

11/21/14—11/24/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Jimmy Lout, 47, Shelbyville, Burglary of a Habitation

 

Willie Wood, Jr., 18, Timpson, Operating a Motor Vehicle with no Insurance, Disorderly Conduct & Driving with no License

 

Sheldon Starling, 36, Mount Enterprise, Violation of Probation, Original Charge: Theft by Check

 

Joseph Randall Gipson, 25, Center, Assault Causing Bodily Injury-Family Violence

 

Shanquana Johnson, 21, Center, Failure to Stop and Exchange Information

 

Zachary Taylor, 20, Joaquin, Bond Surrender-Manufacture & Delivery of a Controlled Substance

 

Terry Johnson, 42, Center, Warrant-Terroristic Threat & Warrant-Continuous Violence Against Family

 

John Bailey, 43, Center, Driving While Intoxicated-1st

 

Win Maung, 42, Center, Driving While Intoxicated-1st

 

Antilena Pablo, 35, San Augustine, Warrant-Theft

 

Robert Reed, 56, Center, Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

San Augustine County:

 

Geana S. Cheshire, 36, Shelbyville, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance & Hold for Shelby County

 

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

 

 

 

0
comments


Local jobless numbers show decrease in Texas Workforce's latest info


Good news on the local job front as Shelby County's October unemployment rate fell to 4.8 percent, down from 5.2 percent in September, and down from 6.6 percent in October 2013.

 

Shelby County's unemployment is also below the state-wide rate of 5.1 percent.

 

San Augustine County's October jobless rate is also down to 7.9 percent, as compared to 8.5 percent in September and from 9.9 percent a year ago.

 

Sabine County's rate, which is historically one of the highest in the region, has also shown a decrease. Even though it's 9.9 percent, it's an almost 3 percent drop from 12.7 in October 2013.

 

In neighboring counties, Nacogdoches County's unemployment for October is 4.7 percent, Angelina at 4.8 and Panola County 3.7 percent.

0
comments


Garrison ISD superintendent, Center native names as lone finalist for Lago Vista job


The Garrison ISD is in search for a new superintendent as Center native Darren Webb was named the lone finalist earlier this month for the same position at Lago Vista ISD in the Texas Hill Country, just west of Round Rock, on the north bank of Lake Travis.

 

Webb has been with the Garrison ISD for almost 10 years, five as superintendent, and four-and-half as principal. Lago Vista has an enrollment almost twice the size of Garrison’s. Lago Vista ISD Trustees are expected to vote Dec. 8 on Webb’s hiring.

 

Webb said his daughter would be attending Texas State in San Marcos and noticed the job posting, therefore he became interested in applying.

0
comments


Shelby County Commissioners' Court to hold meeting this morning


The Shelby County Commissioners' Court will have a special meeting this morning at 9:30 a.m. and among the agenda items will be accepting or rejecting bids on the sale of a John Deer maintainer for Commissioner Pct. 4; and discuss and possible take action on adding Shelby County elected officials to the county worker's compensation optional insurance coverage provided through the Texas Association of Counties for cover period Jan. 1, 2015 to Jan. 1, 2016.

0
comments


Timpson City Council to have special meeting to interview public works candidates today


The Timpson City Council will have a special meeting at 5 p.m. this afternoon for the purpose of interviewing applicants for a position in the public works department and possibly hire a full-time employee for the position with benefits after 90 days of employment.

0
comments


Joaquin VFD firemen respond to house fire Sunday night, moderate fire, heavy smoke reported


The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Dept. was called to a house fire at 7:20 p.m. last night on FM 2787.

 

According to Stephen Ewing, firefighters arrived to find a wood-frame house with heavy smoke coming from the attic. The homeowner stated the fire started in the kitchen of the home, and he had sprayed water through the kitchen window with a garden hose prior to arrival of fire units.

 

Fireman entered the structure wearing air mask to inspect for remaining fire.

 

Ewing said the fire department used a positive pressure ventilation fan to evacuate smoke from the home.

 

It’s reported the home sustained moderate fire and heavy smoke damage. Fire units returned to the station by 7:45 p.m.

0
comments


City of Center Recycling Program in hopes of resuming with grant funding


There have been several inquiries into the status of the City of Center's recycling program, and Assistant City Manager Jim Gibson tells us that due to technical difficulties at the regional and state level, there have been a number of delays on the City of Center receiving its funding.

 

He said a few months ago, Center was given unofficial notification that the city would be a recipient of a solid waste grant. However, the City of Center is still waiting the funding contract through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality through the Deep East Texas Council of Governments.

 

Gibson said once the funding is received, the City of Center would resume recycling services.

0
comments


Thanksgiving week weather is forecast with dry, seasonal temperatures


Today: Sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 36. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 62. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 36. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 66. West wind 5 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 39.

Thanksgiving Day: Sunny, with a high near 64.

Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 43.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 67.

0
comments


Ladybugs have swarmed the area due to below normal temperatures


We've had some calls to the station about the invasion of ladybugs or Asian Ladybugs recently, so I turned to County Extension Agent Lane Dunn who said he's also received several calls from citizens about the pesky beetles outside and inside their homes.

 

Dunn says they're simply looking for warmth, shelter and something to eat. He added they're harmless and are not structure-damaging pest, and best way to prevent them getting into your home is to seal off cracks, crevices and vents in your residence.

 

Dunn said the early cold weather we had is probably one of the reasons they're showing up in large numbers.

 

After looking on the Internet, I discovered the reason they swarm is that they hibernate in clusters, and when one finds a suitable place, it releases signal that attracts a couple of gazillon of them.

 

Dunn says we can look at the ladybugs or beetles as being beneficial, in that they are predators, consuming aphids and other insects that are harmful to pets and plants.

 

Some folks have looked at the ladybug as being "good luck".

 

Dunn noted if you are determined to kill the beetles, he suggested a concentrate known as "Tempo", about a pint mixed with water in a sprayer will help, but use only outdoors. The ladybugs when dead can stink.

 

He added there's also a large number of Yellowjacks and bees swarming around, that's a different problem that you sure don't want to get stirred up.

 

The distinction between a ladybug and Asian Ladybug is that the later has a yellowish shell.

 

0
comments


Tenaha ISD teachers meet "highly qualified" standard for tenth year


For the tenth year, Tenaha teachers have all met the federally mandated “highly qualified” standard, according to a report at last Monday’s Tenaha Independent School District’s board of trustees meeting.

 

Under federal law, the definition of a “highly qualified” teacher is one who holds at least a bachelor degree from a four-year college/university, fully-certified or licensed by the state in which they serve and demonstrates competence in each core academic subject area in which the teacher teaches.

 

Tenaha ISD Superintendent Scott Tyler says, “We are glad to report that every teacher at Tenaha Schools meets that standard."

 

He added, "Every staff member is focused on helping every individual child become the best in everything."

 

“That is the legacy of Tenaha teachers.”

0
comments


"Pack the Place Pink" event at Roughrider Stadium nets $5,000 for American Cancer Society


At Center High School’s Pack the Place Pink festivities on Nov. 20 at Roughrider Stadium the event collected $5,000 that will be donated to the American Cancer Society. CHS thanks the community for helping.

0
comments


Jury service cancellation posted in 123rd District Court for next Monday, Dec. 1


District Clerk Lori Oliver has advised the jury summoned for Monday, Dec. 1 for the 123rd District Court, Honorable Charles C. "Brick" Dickerson, presiding, has been cancelled due to the scheduled cases being resolved or passed. Anyone receiving a summons for next Monday, Dec. 1 is released from jury service until they receive a future summons.

0
comments


Shelby County Outreach Ministries needing turkey donations by today for annual Community Thanksgiving Meal


Shelby County Outreach Ministries will have its 22nd annual free Community Thanksgiving Meal Thursday at the Sr. Citizen's Site on Loop 500 in Center.

 

A traditional holiday meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to everyone in the community.

 

Outreach Ministries is in need of turkeys. If you would like to donate a turkey, you're asked to drop those by cooked or uncooked at the Senior Citizen's Site or Helping Hands on Shelbyville Street by today.

 

By the way, if you're unable to attend the meal and you live within a five-mile radius of Center, outreach ministries will deliver, but you need to call and give directions at 598-7768, before Thanksgiving Day.

0
comments


Joaquin Christmas Festival East Texas Chopper Guys Toy Run & Food Drive slated for Saturday


The Joaquin Christmas Festival East Texas Chopper Guys Toy Run & Food Drive will be held this Saturday, Nov. 29 in downtown Joaquin.

 

Admission is an unwrapped toy, canned goods or cash donation, with all going to Joaquin Christian Services.

 

Hamburger plates will be sold by the ladies' auxiliary.

 

Entry fee for the car, motorcycle and tractor show is $10, with sign-up starting at 10 a.m.

 

There will be a parade at 2 p.m., with a raffle and auction after the parade. Train rides, games and goodies bags for the kids. There will also be a cake walk.

 

It will be a fun-filled family event in Joaquin Saturday, Nov. 29.

 

For more, contact Dennis at 269-3394 or Joaquin City Hall at 269-3021.

0
comments


Application deadline for Center Christmas Parade floats & vendors is today


Santa's Christmas Parade will be at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6 in Center and there's still room for floats and vendors. Registration is free and completed applications must be returned to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office by the entry deadline today.

 

Applications for the parade, vendor space and entry rules are available at the chamber office, or online at shelbycountychamber.com.

 

Categories for the 2014 "Christmas at the North Pole" themed parade will include individuals, schools, businesses, churches and civic.

 

Cash prizes go to the top three places in each category.

0
comments


Funeral notices 11/24/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 95-year old Jim Ann Taylor of Center. She passed away Saturday in Center. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Center, with interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Ms. Taylor was retired from the Center ISD. She was hired as the first band director at Center ISD and continued to teach for 39 years. She's also a member of the Center High School Hall of Fame and served as choir director of First United Methodist Church. Among Jim Ann Taylor's survivors are numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Choir Fund in Center.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 10-year old Nicholas Adrian Guerrero of Center. He passed away Thursday in San Augustine. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. this evening at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin. Nicholas was a student at Shelbyville Elementary. Among Nicholas Adrian Guerrero’s survivors are his parents, Chris & Amanda Belrose of Center; and siblings, Colton, Adrian & Tyler Belrose, and Austin & Kailea Hennigan, and Gloria, Naomi, Itzel, Madion and Daijhon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Texas Children’s Hospital, Genetics General Fund in Houston.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of a graveside service Sunday for 63-year old Robert D. Quigley, Sr. of Center. He passed away Saturday in Center. Graveside service was held at Salem Cemetery in Shelby County. Among his survivors are his sons, Robert, Jr. & Jessica Quigley of Center and Dale Quigley of Georgia; brothers, Larry & Debbie Quigley of Georgia and George Quigley of Florida.

 

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 46-year old Candy Denise Lewis Cox of Joaquin. Service will be at 2 p.m. this afternoon at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces pending service for 54-year old David Whitton of Center. He passed away Sunday at his residence. Among his survivors is a son, Jessie Whitton of Oklahoma. Additional information will be announced later.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces service for Charles Harris of Center. He passed away Sunday at ETMC Carthage. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mangum Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville. Among Charles Harris’ survivors is a son, Chuck & LouAnn Harris of Center; and daughter, Cathy Harris of Joaquin. Additional survivors and information will be announced later.

0
comments


Local Sports Roundup--11/24/14: Tenaha remains alive in state football playoffs, basketball action scheduled today


The Tenaha Tigers are the lone remaining football team in the immediate area still alive in the state football playoffs with a 40-26 win over Hubbard in a Class 2A, Div. II area round game in Lindale Friday. Tenaha will now face Normangee at 6 p.m. Friday in Bullard in a regional semi-final contest. Normangee advances with a 40-21 win over Lindsay.

 

In last weekend’s other area playoff games, it was Chilton over Timpson, 33-7, Centerville defeats San Augustine, 69-36, and East Beauregard over Logansport, 43-26 in Louisiana second-round play.

 

Also, El Campo over Carthage, 28-21, Carlisle defeats West Sabine, 27-26, Alto beats Ore City, 65-29, and Jasper over Houston Stafford, 21-7. Gladewater beats Fairfield, 34-16, Atlanta upends Cleveland-Tarkington, 49-28, Tatum over Coldspring-Oakhurst, 35-12, Henderson beats West Columbia, 36-20, S&S Consolidated over Elysian Fields, 28-27, Rogers over Corrigan-Camden, 40-14, Crockett advances with a 48-44 win over Clifton, Dallas South Oak Cliff beats Marshall, 55-35, Mansfield Lake Ridge hands Longview a 37-35 loss, John Tyler over Mansfield Summit, 44-27, Navasota defeats Chapel Hill, 49-28, Waskom over Leonard, 52-32, and Newton over Dublin, 56-13.

 

Chief Caddo is back home in Nacogdoches, as the SFA Lumberjacks get a last second 41-yard field goal and defeat Northwestern State, 27-24 Saturday. In the process, SFA received an at-large bid to the 2014 FCS Playoffs. The Jacks will travel to the University of Northern Iowa for a 7 p.m. kick-off Saturday.

 

High school basketball today, the No.. 7 state-ranked San Augustine Wolves open their season at Cushing; the Timpson Lady Bears go to Union Hill; the Joaquin Lady Rams will be in Pineland against West Sabine; Tatum will be at the Garrison Lady Bulldogs; and the Broaddus boys' and girls' will be at Woden.

 

The Center Roughrider Boy' Basketball teams will be playing their home opener tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 25th beginning at 5 PM in the Center High School Gym. Freshmen will tip things off, followed by Junior Varsity and then Varsity. The Varsity Riders will also be participating in the Burger King Classic on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28th and 29th. Those games will be played at the Whitehouse High School gym, instead of at UT-Tyler. On Friday, they will face Jacksonville at 6 PM and on Saturday they will play Lindale at 4:30 PM.

 

Other boys' basketball Tuesday, the San Augustine Wolves go to the Shelbyville Dragons.

 

Girls, the Center Lady Riders head to the Garrison Lady Bulldogs at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Carthage will be in Shelbyville to play the Lady Dragons in a 2 p.m. start; and the Joaquin Lady Rams go to Marshall Tuesday at 5 p.m.

0
comments


Rain to stop, sunny this afternoon, nice weather forecast for Thanksgiving


WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE
ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION THIS MORNING...BEFORE GRADUALLY MOVING
OUT DURING THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SOME PONDING OF WATER IN
LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS WILL CONTINUE TO BE POSSIBLE
MAINLY THIS MORNING...BUT NO WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS
EXPECTED.

..MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 76. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 43. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 62. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 35. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 64.

Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 39.

Thanksgiving Day: Sunny, with a high near 66.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 67.

0
comments


Tenaha Tiger third-round state football playoff game set


Class 2A, Div. II Region III Semi-Final

 

Tenaha vs. Normangee

6 p.m. Friday, Bullard

 

Tenaha will be the visitor

More details to be announced by Tenaha ISD

0
comments


Hazardous Weather Outlook: Rain, thunderstorms this afternoon thru Sunday morning, nice weather expected during Thanksgiving week


SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE REGION DURING
THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS TODAY...AS A STRONG UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE APPROACHES. THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME WIDESPREAD BY
TONIGHT. WHILE ORGANIZED SEVERE STORMS APPEAR UNLIKELY...A FEW
ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS CANNOT BE RULED OUT.

...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...

THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS OF
SUNDAY...BEFORE COMING TO AN END BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON. AGAIN...
WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT ANTICIPATED...BUT AN ISOLATED
SEVERE STORM OR TWO CANNOT BE RULED OUT.

Today: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Southeast wind around 10 mph.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Low around 60. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 63. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 59.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 35.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 61.

Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 38.

Thanksgiving Day: Sunny, with a high near 61.

0
comments


High School Football Playoff Area Round Finals


FINALS

 

Tenaha 40  Hubbard 26

 

Tenaha advances to the regional round to play Normangee, a 40-21 winner over Lindsay    Site, day and time to be determined

 

Timpson 7  Chilton 33

San Augustine 36  Centerville 69

West Sabine 26  Carlisle 27

Alto 65  Ore City 29

Logansport 26  East Beauregard 43

Carthage 21  El Campo 28

Corrigan-Camden 14  Rogers 40

Crockett 48  Clifton 44

Jasper 21  Houston Stafford 7

Newton 56  Dublin 13

Union Grove 14  Lovelady 7

Arp 28  Gunter 35

Gladewater 34  Fairfield 16

Gilmer 80  Waco Connally 21

Chapel Hill 28  Navasota 49

Marshall 35  Dallas South Oak Cliff 55

John Tyler 44  Mansfield Summit 27

Athens 26  Kennedale 30

Waskom 52  Leonard 32

 

Saturday games

 

Atlanta vs. Cleveland-Tarkington

Tatum vs. Coldspring-Oakhurst

Henderson vs. West Columbia

Elysian Fields vs. S&S Consolidated

Longview vs. Mansfield Lake Ridge

0
comments


Center ISD Board of Trustees approve voluntary separation with AD Kevin Goodwin effective immediately


The Center ISD Board of Trustees entered into a voluntary separation agreement with Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Kevin Goodwin at a special called meeting Friday afternoon.

 

By a 6-0 vote, the agreement was accepted and Goodwin surrendered the duties of the position effective immediately and submitted his resignation.

 

Superintendent Dr. James Hockenberry said the separation was amicable and arrived at by the parties as being in the best interests of the district and the athletic director.

 

He added the district appreciates the services of Goodwin over the past six years as AD.

 

As for a replacement, Dr. Hockenberry said the board of trustees will authorize a committee of community members to assist the district in the search for the next Athletic Director/Head Football Coach. He said this could come as early as Dec. 4.

 

The notice of vacancy will be posted by the end of day, Friday.

 

0
comments


Sherman becomes Panola College Foundation chair


Robert A.Sherman began his term as Chair in September 2014 and has been a
member of the Panola College Foundation for 5 years. He served as the Vice
Chair on the foundation from 2012-2014 and has also served on the
foundation’s Investment Committee for four years and the Grant Committee
for three years.

“We appreciate Mr. Sherman’s leadership and his willingness to share with
us his time and talents,” said Dr. Greg Powell, President of Panola
College.

Sherman is a practicing attorney who also owns Carthage Title Company.
Sherman obtained a BBA in Accounting from Baylor University in 1983, where
he also lettered in football.Sherman continued his education to graduate
from the University Of Texas School Of Law and became licensed to practice
law in the State of Texas in 1987. Sherman was an honors graduate and Order
of the Coif at UT School of Law. Sherman is married to Mary Ella Sherman.

Sherman is a strong believer and supporter of education. All three of his
children, Davis, Lainey, and Kate, attended Panola College for dual credit
courses while attending High School.  “Acquiring an education shows a
discipline to be able to complete a degree and allows a person to remain
competitive and more marketable in today’s economy,” said Sherman.

A primary goal of Sherman’s while serving on the foundation is to expand
the number of scholarships the Panola College Foundation is able to offer
students. He considers this to be one of the most basic needs of students
and the college. Scholarship allows students, that otherwise might not have
been able to, the opportunity to attend college. The foundation strives to
offer students the chance to enrich their lives not just with an experience
but with an education that will last a lifetime.

When Sherman is not busy working or with the Panola College Foundation, he
enjoys spending time with his family, working outdoors, and being at the
lake.

“Mr. Sherman is an excellent addition to the Panola College Foundation, and
we are proud to have his energy and talents dedicated to Panola College,”
said Jessica Pace, Director of Institutional Advancement.

 

Robert A. Sherman
 

0
comments


Panola College Receives Historic $1 Million Dollar Donation


Today Dr. Greg Powell, President of Panola College, announced the largest donation to Panola College in its 67 year history. The Charles C. Matthews Foundation has generously awarded 1 million dollars to Panola College to equip fully the new Student Center currently in the construction phase. The Matthews Foundation has previously shown its support of Panola College through the creation of the Charles C. Matthews Endowed Scholarship in 2010 to assist eligible Panola County students with tuition and fees.

 

The Trustees of the Charles C. Matthews Foundation believe this historic gift will benefit and impact the lives of students and the community for the present and future. “We are pleased this opportunity is available for us to take part in the improvement of Panola College,” said the Trustees.

 

The announcement was made during a reception at the college to recognize and honor the Matthews Foundation for their substantial donation to Panola College. Members of the Board of Trustees, Faculty, and staff of the college, and Panola College Foundation members were present to extend their appreciation and gratitude. 

 

“This is an extraordinary commitment from the Charles C. Matthews Foundation. This latest gift is truly magnificent and we are deeply grateful. It sets a marvelous standard of generosity” said Dr. Powell.

 

The current trustees of the Charles C. Matthews Foundation include Robert Underwood, Jim Payne, Vern Reeder, John Conway, Richard Ballenger, David Bush, and Raymond Schieffer.

 

Charles Carpenter Matthews was born on November 24, 1930 in Beckville to Samuel Ellis and Bennie Lucille Carpenter Matthews. He graduated from Carthage High School and attended Southern Methodist University and Stephen F. Austin State University. Mr. Matthews served his country in the United States Air Force in Germany and was honorably discharged. He was a local rancher, businessman, and was a longtime director of Shelby Panola Savings and Loan. He enjoyed bird hunting, his cows, the outdoors, and had a keen interest in fire arms. Mr. Matthews lived most of his lifetime in Carthage and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. The Matthews Dress and Gift Shop was a 51 year family tradition in Carthage instilling that Mr. Matthews grew up understanding the importance of community and family. The Matthews Foundation has continued Mr. Matthews legacy of community support and involvement through the continuous contributions to Panola College.

 

“The Panola College Board of Trustees greatly appreciates the Charles C. Matthews Foundation. The confidence that their donations demonstrate in the college is invaluable,” said Board Chair, William Goolsby.

 

Pictured L to R: Raymond Schieffer, Jim Payne, Robert Underwood, Richard Ballenger, Vern Reeder, David Bush, and Dr. Greg Powell Not Pictured: John Conway

0
comments


Four Suspects Indicted in East Texas Cattle Theft Case


Four Carthage, Texas suspects were indicted Nov. 6, 2014 after being charged with theft of livestock after stealing one cow from a neighboring rancher in Panola County, Texas.

 

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Larry Hand and Panola County Constable of precincts 2 and 3, Mitch Norton led this investigation. TSCRA Special Ranger Jimmy Dickson assisted with the investigation.

 

The suspects, Stacey Soape, 42; Michael Nettles, 31; Elizabeth Newton, 38; and Herman Reed III, 32, all from Carthage, were indicted by the Panola County Grand Jury and arrested. Soape’s bond was set at $10,000 and Nettles, Newton and Reed were each arrested on $5,000 bonds.

Norton received a tip on July 1, 2014 referencing one cow that was sold by a person who didn’t own cattle. After receiving the tip, Norton called Hand to make him aware.

 

According to Hand the cow was unbranded and was sold at an East Texas livestock auction on June 28, 2014. He said the cow was traced to a ranch in Cherokee County, Texas. After a lengthy investigation, the cow was eventually identified by the owner with a photograph and unique color markings. It is alleged that Newton, Nettles and Reed knowingly helped load the suspicious cow into Soape’s trailer, and Newton and Nettles helped Soape haul the cow to the cattle auction.

 

“This case is a good example of local law enforcement and TSCRA Special Rangers working together to seek justice for ranchers,” said Hand. “Cattle theft remains a major problem in Texas today. It is critical for ranchers to practice branding so we can do our best to recover cattle when they are stolen or lost. “While the cow stolen in this case was recovered without a brand to easily identify her, this is not always the case. Branding remains the best way for us to get stolen cattle back to the rightful owners.”

TSCRA would like to thank the Panola County Sheriff’s Office; Panola County Constable, Bryan Murff; the Panola County District Attorney’s Office; the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office; and the Jasper Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

 

0
comments


Tenaha ISD staff 100% Highly Qualified for 10 consecutive years


For the tenth year, Tenaha teachers have all met the federally mandated “highly qualified” standard, according to a report at Monday’s Tenaha Independent School District’s board of trustees meeting.

 

Under federal law, the definition of a “highly qualified” teacher is one who holds at least a bachelor degree from a four-year college/university, fully-certified or licensed by the state in which they serve and demonstrates competence in each core academic subject area in which the teacher teaches.

 

All school districts are responsible for identifying and documenting “highly qualified” teachers. The human resources departments of the school districts can help teachers in determining their statuses.

 

“We are glad to report that every teacher at Tenaha Schools meets that standard,” Scott Tyner, superintendent of schools for TISD, said.

 

 “Every staff member is focused on helping every individual child become the best in everything,” Tyner said, “That is the legacy of Tenaha teachers.”

0
comments


Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 11/20/14--11/21/14


Arrest Report

 

11/20/14—11/21/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Marcus Hill, 33, Shelbyville, Warrant-Deadly Conduct

 

Zachary Taylor, 20, Joaquin, Bond Surrender, Original Charge: Possession of Marijuana

 

San Augustine County:

 

Dexter L. Watts, 31, San Augustine, Public Intoxication & Terroristic Threat

 

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

0
comments


Center ISD Trustees meet today to consider separation agreement with AD Kevin Goodwin


The Center ISD Board of Trustees will have a special meeting at noon today for discussion of terms of a proposed separation agreement with Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Kevin Goodwin.

 

Goodwin told us earlier this week he would be leaving the school district after six years for personal reasons. He added he's walking away from an athletic program that's excelled in post-season in most all sports, and there's been an increase in the number of college signees since he arrived in 2009.

 

Goodwin is a Center native, and did not say if the separation would be effective at the holiday break, or what his future plans would be.

 

The board meeting will be in closed executive session, and any action would be done so in open session.

0
comments


Medical records from former Shelby Regional Medical Center can be picked up Dec. 1


If you've been a patient of the former Shelby Regional Medical Center and received a letter stating that you could pick up your medical records, be advised the location will be closed next week, Nov. 24 thru Nov. 28. They will re-open on Monday, Dec. 1 at 8 a.m. Hours will be Monday thru Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

0
comments


Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative has planned power outage tonight in specific areas


Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative will have a planned outage at 11:40 p.m. tonight If all goes as planned, the outage should last less than 5 minutes.

 

This outage will affect approximately 725 members served by the co-op's Hilltop substation located on Hwy 96 about 6 miles south of Center. As well as members served by the Black Ankle, Pendleton, Hemphill, Six Mile, San Augustine, Bronson and Holly substations.

 

This is to complete reliability upgrades, the regional transmission grid operator is requiring this short outage.

0
comments


Center woman arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Tampering with Evidence following traffic stop in Joaquin


A Center woman was arrested on Possession of a Controlled Substance and Tampering with Evidence charges by Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies during a traffic stop in Joaquin earlier this week.

 

Sheriff Willis Blackwell says 25-year old Stephanie Louise Jackson was observed by Narcotic Investigator John Pope while on patrol traveling west on Hwy. 84 East in a Nissan four-door car Monday.

 

Pope conducted a stop and found Jackson did not have a driver’s license, nor proof of insurance. With assistance from deputies Bradley Horton & Kurtes Lawrence, the subject was found to be in possession of a white powder and rock substance believed to be meth.

 

Jackson was taken into custody with bond set at $5,000 for the possession charge and $10,000 for the tampering charge by JP Pct. 3 Margie Anderson.

 

Sheriff Blackwell encourages citizens that suspect illegal narcotic activity to please contact Center Crime Stoppers or the sheriff’s office at 598-5600.

 

All calls will remain anonymous.

 

 

0
comments


County Attorney's 9th annual Toy Drive in need of donations for distribution to Shelby County children


Shelby County Attorney Gary Rholes’ 9th annual County Attorney Toy Drive is underway. Donations of new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls, ages 3 thru 13, or monetary donations are being accepted. Rholes says around 5,000 Shelby County youngsters have had a merrier Christmas the past 8 years thanks to donations from county citizens.

 

He says needs are determined by Shelby County teachers. Rholes stated the teachers see the children daily on a first-hand basis and they know the children that are in need.

 

You can drop those unwrapped toys or donations by Rholes' office on Nacogdoches Street, behind the Shelby County Sheriff's Dept. by Dec. 8. The toys are distributed by his office. Need more information, call the County Attorney's office at 598-6100.

0
comments


Milam Settler's Days being held today & Saturday


The biggest and best Milam Settlers Day ever is being held in Milam today and Saturday at El Camino Park.

 

The two-day event will mark the 22nd anniversary of the popular Milam Settlers Day Weekend Festival.

 

Fun and activities for the whole family will be the order for the weekend. A large number of vendors will be set up to sell their wares, and there will be lots of music (bluegrass, fiddlers, dulcimers and singers). Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy this annual event.

 

There will be a concert by the San Augustine County Cowboy Church Band at 7 p.m. tonight at Bethany Baptist Church, located just north of the park. Admission to the concert is free.

 

The Bevils Rangers, a favorite attraction will be returning to provide demonstrations of early Texas clothing, black-smithing, pottery making, basket weaving, and cooking.

 

There will be a huge array of foods available as vendors will offer everything from barbecue to funnel cakes.

 

In addition, there will be large and varied groups of vendors selling everything from antiques to homemade items.

 

There's also a full line-up of entertainment scheduled for Saturday.

 

Children will enjoy a petting zoo and a roaming magician.

 

On the stage you’ll hear gospel music.

 

On the grounds you’ll be treated throughout the day with mountain and folk music provided by the Pineywood Pick’rs.

 

Special Attractions include a Wild West Shoot-out and a 1880s stone grist mill.

 

0
comments


Joaquin Christmas Festival taking shape for Nov. 29


The Joaquin Christmas Festival East Texas Chopper Guys Toy Run & Food Drive will be held Saturday, Nov. 29 in downtown Joaquin.

 

Admission is an unwrapped toy, canned goods or cash donation, with all going to Joaquin Christian Services.

 

Hamburger plates will be sold by the ladies' auxiliary. Entry fee for the car, motorcycle and tractor show is $10, with sign-up starting at 10 a.m. There will be a parade at 2 p.m., with a raffle and auction after the parade. Train rides, games and goodies bags for the kids. There will also be a cake walk.

 

A fun-filled family event in Joaquin next Saturday, Nov. 29.

 

For more, contact Dennis at 269-3394 or Joaquin City Hall at 269-3021.

0
comments


Center Christmas parade float & vendor applications accepted till Monday


Santa's Christmas Parade will be at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6 in Center and there's still room for floats and vendors.

 

Registration is free and completed applications must be returned to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office by the entry deadline of Monday.

 

Applications for the parade, vendor space and entry rules are available at the chamber office, or online at shelbycountychamber.com.

 

Categories for the 2014 "Christmas at the North Pole" themed parade will include individuals, schools, businesses, churches and civic.

 

Cash prizes go to the top three places in each category.

0
comments


Entries sought for Miss Merry Christmas & Mr. Happy Holiday Pageant in Center


The deadline for entering the 19th annual Miss Merry Christmas and Mister Happy Holiday’s Pageant in Center is next Friday, Nov. 28.

 

The pageant will be held Dec. 6 at the Center Middle School Auditorium. Boys ages newborn to 5 and girls newborn to 19 years are invited to participate.

 

Only one outfit is needed and can be winter or holiday wear. Entry is $60 and all contestants receive crowns, custom tote bags and candy bags. There will be a special appearance from Elsa and Anna from Frozen.

 

For more information or an entry form, contact Sheila at 598-8473, Tonya at 590-0120, or go by M&M Insurance on Hurst Street and pick up entry forms.

0
comments


Shelby County Chamber Ambassadors holding ribbon cutting for Center Christian Academy this morning


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite the public to join them as the welcome new chamber member Center Christian Academy and to celebrate a grand opening ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m. this morning at the school’s new facilities on Hwy. 87 N.

 

Also, the chamber ambassadors will host a re-location ribbon cutting for Here's the Deal at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 1455 Southview Circle in Center. Sandy Mahan is the owner of Here's the Deal, which is a resale shop offering unique, gently-used items at a discount price.

0
comments


"Holiday in the Pines" being held today, Saturday in Nacogdoches


The annual Holiday in the Pines Christmas shopping event continues today thru Saturday at the Nacogdoches County Civic Center. Over 60 specialty stores and shops will be available. The event is sponsored by the Nacogdoches Junior Forum which helps fund some 20 projects in Deep East Texas. VIP Shopping this morning is from 9 to 11 a.m. for $10, which includes a two-day pass; and market shopping from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., today, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday. Children 6 and under are free.

0
comments


Community Thanksgiving church services planned for Joaquin & Center Sunday


The Joaquin Community Thanksgiving service will be held at 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 23 at Haslam Baptist Church. All are invited to come hear music, a message from Bro. Jody Hooper, and a full Thanksgiving Dinner. The church will provide both ham and turkey and everyone is encouraged to bring side dishes. All are welcome. An offering will be taken to benefit the work of Joaquin Christian Services.

 

Ministries Fellowship of Shelby County, formerly known as Center Area Ministerial Alliance invites the community to their annual Thanksgiving service at 6 p.m., Sunday Nov. 23 at First United Methodist Church in Center. Speaker will be Mike Brister.

0
comments


Funeral notices 11/21/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 46-year old Candy Denise Lewis Cox of Joaquin. She passed away Wednesday at her residence. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Among Candy Denise Cox’s survivors is her husband, Roy Dale Cox of Joaquin; children, B.J. Lewis and Jamie Raimond, both of Joaquin; sister, Sheri Lewis of Joaquin; brother, Harold E. “Bubba” Jr. & Celeste Lewis of Joaquin; mother-in-law, Lois Cox of Center; and brothers-in-law, James & Earline Cox of Center, William & Denise Cox of Joaquin, Tracy & Rhonda Cox of Palestine and Steve Cox of Center.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces service for 75-year old Royce A. Wall of San Augustine. He passed away Wednesday at his residence. He was co-owner of The Tire Company. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with burial in the Attoyac Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. this evening at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home. Among Royce A. Wall’s survivors is his wife, Wanda Wall of San Augustine; son, Roger & Belinda Wall of San Augustine; daughters, Melanie Wall of Etoile, Diane & Roy Mixon of San Augustine; sisters, Berna Dean & H.D. Sharp of Arkansas and Sheila & John Dickerson of Orange.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine announces service for 68-year old Betty Ann Weatherford of San Augustine. She passed away at her residence Wednesday. Service will be at 12 noon today at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with burial in the Hebron Cemetery, San Augustine County. Among Betty Ann Weatherford’s survivors is her husband, Bobby Weatherford of Broaddus; sons, Brock & Joann Weatherford of San Augustine, Brent & Christi Weatherford of Broaddus; sisters, Susan Pines of Huntsville, Jeannette & Lloyd Burson of Trinity; brothers, Phillip & Rosie Knight of Huntsville and Billy Knight of Trinity.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 62-year old Calvin Gilbert of Dallas. He passed away Tuesday in Dallas. Service will be at 12 noon Saturday at Reed Chapel Baptist Church, with interment in Mosaic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 6:30 p.m. today at Garner & Son Chapel.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 36-year old James Earl Hopkins of Tyler. He passed away Nov. 6 in Livingston. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at True Vine Baptist Church, with interment at St. Peter Cemetery in Broaddus. Visitation will be from 2 to 6:30 p.m. today at Garner & Son Chapel

0
comments


Local Sports Roundup--11/21/14; Second round playoff action tonight for Tenaha, Timpson & San Augustine, Dykes named Texas Tennis Coach of the Year


In the second round of the high school football playoffs tonight,

 

The (8-1) Tenaha Tigers vs. (8-3) Hubbard at 7:30 p.m. in Lindale in a Class 2A, Region III, Div. II area round game. The winner has the Lindsay/Normangee winner, which is being played in Ferris, in the third round next week. Tenaha ISD will early release at 2:30 pm this afternoon. Pep Rally will be at 2:10 in the Special Events Center.

 

The (5-5) Timpson Bears vs. (8-2) Chilton at 7:30 p.m. in Palestine in a Class 2A, Region III, Div. II game. The winner would meet the Iola/Muenster winner, that's being played tonight in Waxahachie, in the third round. The Timpson Pep Rally will be at 12:30 p.m. with an early release for students at 1 p.m. Student pick up is 12:40 p.m. Friday.

 

(6-5) San Augustine vs. (7-3) Centerville 7:30 p.m. in Troup in a Class 2A, Region III, Div. I area game. Center Broadcasting will have the action on 925 KXXE and online at cbc-radio.com. The winner will play the West Sabine/Price Carlisle winner, that games at 7 p.m. tonight in Lufkin.

 

Also tonight, (6-5) Carthage will play (10-1) El Campo at 7:30 p.m. in New Caney in a Class 4A, Region III, Div. I area game.

 

The Logansport Tigers vs. East Beauregard at 7 p.m. tonight in DeRidder in a Louisiana High School Football second round game.

 

Other playoff games of local interest this weekend:

 

Alto (9-0) vs. Ore City (9-2), 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21), New London’s Bruce Bradshaw Stadium

 

Gladewater (10-1) vs. Fairfield (9-2), 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21), Longview’s Lobo Stadium

 

Atlanta (10-1) vs. Cleveland Tarkington (7-4), 2 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 22), Lindale’s Eagle Stadium

 

Tatum (6-5) vs. Coldspring-Oakhurst (9-2), 6 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 22), Lufkin’s Abe Martin Stadium

 

Henderson (9-2) vs. West Columbia (10-1), 2 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 22), New Caney’s Texan Drive Stadium

 

Jasper (8-3) vs. Stafford (8-3), 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21), Beaumont’s Thomas Center

 

Marshall (7-4) vs. Dallas South Oak Cliff (8-3), 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21), Tyler’s TMF Rose Stadium

 

Longview (9-2) vs. Mansfield Lake Ridge (7-4), 3 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 22), Tyler’s TMF Rose Stadium

 

It’s the annual Battle for Chief Caddo Saturday afternoon in Nacogdoches as SFA host Northwestern State at 3 p.m. at Homer Bryce Stadium. The 7 foot wooden trophy is the largest in college football.

 

We had mentioned yesterday that Center Roughrider Head Tennis Coach Leon Dykes had been named the regional Coach of the Year by the Texas High School Tennis Coaches Association. Center Broadcasting received word Thursday that Coach Dykes has now been tabbed the Texas Tennis Coach of the Year by his peers. The Rider Tennis Team won the Region Championship and advanced to State competition recently where they finished in third place.

 

In high school basketball, the Center Lady Riders are playing in the Cushing Tournament through Saturday. Also playing in the tourney are the San Augustine Lady Wolves, Shelbyville Lady Dragons and Garrison Lady Bulldogs. The Timpson Lady Bears are in the Union Grove Tournament thru Saturday; and the Tenaha Lady Tigers are playing in the Slocum Tourney.

 

In boys’ round-ball action, the Shelbyville Dragons are taking part in the Burkeville Tournament thru Saturday.

 

The Center Roughrider Boy' Basketball teams will be playing their home opener on Tuesday, Nov. 25th beginning at 5 PM in the Center High School Gym. Freshmen will tip things off, followed by Junior Varsity and then Varsity. The Varsity Riders will also be participating in the Burger King Classic on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28th and 29th. Those games will be played at the Whitehouse High School gym, instead of at UT-Tyler. On Friday, they will face Jacksonville at 6 PM and on Saturday they will play Lindale at 4:30 PM.

 

The Panola Ponies rolled to a home victory Wednesday night versus Northwestern State University JV, 101-56.  The Ponies stifling defense and sharpshooting helped them jump out to an early lead and take improve to 3-4 on the season. The Ponies will be on the road Saturday Nov. 22, at Coastal Bend College at 4 p.m. in Beeville for their conference opener.  The next home game for the Ponies will be against Lamar State College-Port Arthur on Tuesday November 25 at Carthage High School at 7:30 p.m.

0
comments


It's Friday!!!!Rainy through Sunday morning, strong storms possible Saturday


Today: A 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 69. Southeast wind around 10 mph.

Tonight: A 50% chance of late-night showers and thunderstorms.. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: A 70% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night: A 100% chance of evening showers and thunderstorms. Low around 60. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday: A 50% chance of morning showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 48.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 63.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 59.

0
comments


Tenaha ISD Robotics Teams do well at competition against larger schools


The Tenaha Robotics Teams recently travelled to Kilgore to compete in the Fall Robotics Competition. There were schools from all across East Texas present for the meet.

 

Our Tenaha teams competed against 1A to 5A schools and came home with several trophies.

 

The students were to build robots that could maneuver around the Amazon Forest. A few of the tasks the students had to complete were: navigate their robot on or around a river, collect monkeys out of a Kapok Tree, gather tree frogs, and gather seed pods. Our robotics program is designed to get children excited about science and technology and teach them valuable work and life skills.

 


The 4th and 5th Grade teams competed against 92 teams and the team of Kim Cave, Sarahi Flores, and Carlee Linebarger placed 1st and the team of Alex Tyner, Jay Samuels and Luke Ward placed 3rd. Also competing were: Addie Duncan and Pacy Rhodes. These teams have worked hard preparing for this contest. For the 4th and 5th graders this was the first time some of them competed and they did a great job.

 


The Middle School teams competed against 75 teams. Tenaha had four teams to place in the top ten. In 3rd place was the team of Kale Page, Jatorian Calloway, and Jared Tovar. In 5th place was the team of Jalynn Durbin, Kamari Gray, and Drew Henry. Placing 9th were: Wesley Fox and Andrew Tyner and finishing in 10th place was: Irvin Barona, Colton Kimbrough, and Eric Vazquez. Also competing were: Paige Estes, Colin Linebarger, Gracie Martinson, Guadlupe Sandoval, Zacc Smith, Banner Warr, and Destynee Washington

 


The High School teams competed against 72 teams from across the East Texas Area and the team of Jacob Samford and Miguel Mendoza finished in 2nd place. Also competing were: Bianca Davison, Ruben Hernandez, Bianca Ramirez, Merlid Sandoval, and Zoee Rogers.

 


Mrs. Farmer, robotics sponsor, stated that she is proud of her robotics students. These students have put in a lot of after school hours preparing for this contest and have been working hard. Our students have proved once again that they are the best. Robotics engages students in complex, strategic problem-solving and higher-order thinking—a set of skills that is a high priority for 21st century education.

 

Tenaha Schools would like to thank the parents of our robotic students for allowing them to participate in the program. We appreciate our students and their parents’ dedication to education.

 

5th place Drew Henty, Kamari Gray,  Jalynn Durbin

 

2nd Place Jacob Samford, Miguel Mendoza

 

3rd Place Alex Tyner, Jay Samuels, Luke Ward

 

1st Place Kim Cave, Carlee Linebarger, Sarahi Flores

 

10th Place Colton Kimbrough, Irvin Barona, Erik Vazquez

 

9th Place Andrew Tyner and Wesley Fox

 

3rd Place:  Jared Tovar, Kale Page, and Jatorian Calloway

0
comments


FLOAT AND VENDOR SPACE AVAILABLE AT SANTA’S CHRISTMAS PARADE


Santa’s Christmas Parade Committee Chairman Randy Collard informed the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce that float entry and vendor spaces are still available for the Santa’s Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

 

According to Collard, 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, 2014.  Applications for the parade, vendor space and entry rules are now available at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office located at 100 Courthouse Square, A-101 on the historic downtown Center square or online at www.shelbycountychamber.com.

 

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.

 

Vendor space is limited and free to churches, civic and non-profit organizations.  Interested organizations must complete a vendor application and will be notified regarding acceptance.  Approved vendors can set up from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the day of the parade at an assigned location on the downtown square. 

 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote and advance economic enrichment and development, tourism, and the social and civic interest of Shelby County and adjoining areas.  For additional information, please call 936.598.3682, email info@shelbycountychamber.com or visit www.shelbycountychamber.com.

0
comments


Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 11/19/14--11/20/14


Arrest Report

 

11/19/14—11/20/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Courtney Innis, 24, Garrison, Warrant-Stealing/Receiving Stolen Check & Warrant-Failure to Appear, Original Charge: False Report to Police

 

Kenneth Boyd, 40, Shelbyville, Possession of a Controlled Substance & Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon

 

Christopher Martin, 35, Center, Possession of a Controlled Substance & Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

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

0
comments


TxDOT awards construction contract on San Augustine "circle intersection" configuration


We told you several months ago the traffic circle in San Augustine would be going away and TxDOT would be replacing the longtime configuration with a signalized intersection.

 

The Texas Transportation Commission approved a construction contract for the intersection of SH 21 and U.S. 96 in the amount of $3.38 million to Drewery Construction of Nacogdoches recently.

 

The new design calls for two dedicated turn lanes, along with curb and gutter, storm drain and sidewalks.

 

Mayor Leroy Hughes says the project will get underway after the first-of-the year and should take around 10 months to complete.

0
comments


DeSoto Parish DA being scrutinized for dismissing cases after losing election


After his bid for re-election fell short, long-time DeSoto Parish District Attorney Richard Johnson's decision to dismiss some 21 cases has come under scrutiny from his successor, District Attorney-elect Gary Evans.

 

In all 37 charges were dropped, including dismissals of attempted second-degree murder, a domestic abuse battery and 11 drug cases. Johnson said this is something that happens normally.

 

Evans said it may not be the end of the cases. He said he would keep his campaign promise to reviewed dismissed cases by working closely with law enforcement officials in DeSoto Parish that initiated the charges.

0
comments


Appleby man dies in Garrison area one-vehicle accident Tuesday evening


To follow up on a story we had Wednesday.

 

The identity of a man killed in a one-vehicle rollover accident near Garrison Tuesday night has been identified. DPS says that 48-year old Brad Alan Nabours of Appleby lost his life in the accident.

 

DPS reports the accident occurred on FM 1087, about a quarter-mile past CR 3282 in Nacogdoches County.

 

Nabours was driving an older model Jeep Wrangler when he rolled the vehicle around 6:15 p.m.

 

It's reported he was not wearing a seatbelt.

0
comments


Rain chance begins this afternoon, to increase through Saturday


Today: A 20 percent chance of afternoon showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Tonight: A 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. 
 
Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 69. 
 
Friday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 53. 
 
Saturday: A 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. 
 
Saturday Night: An 80% chance of late night showers and thunderstorms, Low around 57. 
 
Sunday: A 50 percent chance of morning showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.
 
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 46.
 
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 64.

0
comments


Gas price drop picks back up over past week, nationally, statewide & at home


The drop in gasoline prices has picked back up this week after a slow down the previous week.

 

According to gasbuddy.com, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Texas is averaging $2.66 a gallon, that's down six cents in the past week.

 

In Louisiana, a gallon’s averaging $2.68, down eight cents in a week.

 

Nationally, the average is $2.85, which is seven cents less than last week and 35 cents less from the same time a year ago.

 

Here at home, checking prices this morning in Center, it remains below the statewide average as the lowest we found was $2.62 at Wal-Mart, down nine cents in the past week. 

0
comments


State Rep. Trent Ashby gives legislative update to attendees of San Augustine Chamber Luncheon


Texas State Rep. Trent Ashby of Lufkin was guest speaker at the San Augustine County Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon this week and said the upcoming 84th Legislative Session with a new cast of players in state-wide offices, along with some key issues to be addressed, it should be an interesting 5-months.

 

Ashby said, they have had a major change in the make-up including a new governor, lt. governor, attorney general, comptroller among others. He says the focus during the 84th Legislative Session will be education funding, water rights, transportation and border security, in addition to private property rights and gun laws. Ashby said he would be doing his best to make sure the people of East Texas get their fair share during the session.

 

Ashby was just re-elected to a second term, and was tabbed Freshman Legislator of the Year by his peers at the conclusion of the last session.

 

He serves on the House Natural Resource and Appropriations Committees.

 

His 57th House District includes Angelina, Houston, Leon, Madison, Trinity and San Augustine Counties. The 84th Texas Legislative Session is set to begin Jan. 13.

 

State Rep. Trent Ashby, R-Lufkin

0
comments


Nacogdoches Jr. Forum's "Holiday in the Pines" shopping event kicks off today


The annual Holiday in the Pines Christmas shopping event starts today and runs thru Saturday, Nov. 20-22 at the Nacogdoches County Civic Center.

 

Over 60 specialty stores and shops will be available.

 

The event is sponsored by the Nacogdoches Junior Forum which helps fund some 20 projects in Deep East Texas.

 

The event hours are 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., this evening for One Hip Night with tickets $25 each, which is for adults only and includes a two-day pass, with a limited quantity of tickets available; VIP Shopping on Friday, Nov. 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. for $10, which includes a two-day pass; and market shopping from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22.

 

Children 6 and under are free.

 

Tickets are available online at nacjrforum.org.

0
comments


Lifetree Cafe to feature a program on miracles this evening


The question of whether miracles are real--and happening today--will be explored at Lifetree Cafe at 6 p.m. this evening. The program, "Miracles or Mere Coincidences? Does Everything Happen for a Reason?" will be featured.

 

Admission is free to the 60-minute presentation.

 

Lifetree Cafe is located at The Little Fox Marketplace, across from the Rio Theatre in downtown Center.

 

By the way, there will be no program next Thursday, Thanksgiving!

0
comments


Funeral Notices: 11/20/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces pending service for 46-year old Candy Denise Cox of Joaquin. She passed away Wednesday at her residence.

 

Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson announces service for 55-year old Lecia (Baker) Allen of Houston. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. this morning at Tennessee Presbyterian Church, preceding the service at 2 p.m., with interment in the Tennessee Cemetery. Among Lecia (Baker) Allen’s survivors is husband, Greg Allen of Houston; mother Minnie Baker of Timpson; children, Brad Powell of El Lago, Dawn Powell of Houston and Courtney Allen of Nacogdoches. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Oklahoma City, OK.

 

Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces service for 56-year old Mrs. Fannie Igbinigie of Timpson. She passed away Monday at Nacogdoches Medical Center

0
comments


Local Sports Round up 11/20/14; CHS Tennis Coach Leon Dykes named Regional Coach of the Year


Center Roughrider head tennis coach Leon Dykes has been named the Regional Coach of the Year by the Texas High School Tennis Coaches Association. Dykes is also a finalist for group's Texas Tennis Coach of the Year. The Rider Tennis Team won the region championship and advanced to state competition recently where they finished in third place.

 

In high school basketball, the Center Lady Riders will tip-off the season today in the Cushing Tournament with play continuing through Saturday. Also playing in the tourney are the San Augustine Lady Wolves, Shelbyville Lady Dragons and Garrison Lady Bulldogs. The Timpson Lady Bears are in the Union Grove Tournament Thursday thru Saturday; and the Tenaha Lady Tigers are playing in the Slocum Tourney.

 

In boys’ round-ball action, the Shelbyville Dragons are taking part in the Burkeville Tournament today thru Saturday

 

In the second round of the high school football playoffs Friday,

 

The (8-1) Tenaha Tigers vs. (8-3) Hubbard at 7:30 p.m. in Lindale in a Class 2A, Region III, Div. II area round game. The winner has the Lindsay/Normangee winner in the third round. Tenaha ISD will early release at 2:30 pm Friday to allow drivers to complete bus routes prior to leaving for Lindale. Pep Rally will be at 2:10 in the Special Events Center.

 

The (5-5) Timpson Bears vs. (8-2) Chilton at 7:30 p.m. in Palestine in a Class 2A, Region III, Div. II game. The winner would meet the Iola/Muenster winner in the next round. The Pep Rally will be at 12:30 p.m. with an early release for students at 1 p.m. Student pick up is 12:40 p.m. Friday.

(6-5) San Augustine vs. (7-3) Centerville 7:30 p.m. in Troup in a Class 2A, Region III, Div. I area game. Center Broadcasting will have the action on 925 KXXE and online at cbc-radio.com. The winner will play the West Sabine/Price Carlisle winner.

 

The (8-2) West Sabine vs. (9-2)Price Carlisle Class 2A, Region III, Div. I area round game is at 7 p.m. Friday in Lufkin,

 

Also, (6-5) Carthage will play (10-1) El Campo at 7:30 p.m. Friday in New Caney in a Class 4A, Region III, Div. I area game.

 

The Logansport Tigers vs. East Beauregard at 7 p.m. Friday in DeRidder in a Louisiana High School Football second round game.

0
comments


Shelby County Outreach Ministries preparing for 22nd annual Free Thanksgiving Meal, turkey donations needed


Shelby County Outreach Ministries will have its 22nd annual Free Community Thanksgiving Meal next Thursday, Nov. 27 at the Sr. Citizen's Site on Loop 500 in Center.
 
A traditional holiday meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to everyone in the community.
 
To make the meal complete, outreach ministries is in need of turkeys. If you would like to donate a turkey, you're asked to drop those by cooked or uncooked at the Senior Citizen's Site or Helping Hands on Shelbyville Street by next Monday, Nov. 24.
 
By the way, if you're unable to attend the meal and you live within a five-mile radius of Center, outreach ministries will deliver, but you need to call and give directions at 598-7768, before Thanksgiving, Nov. 27.
 

0
comments


Timpson's April Ramsey wins at Ark-La-Tex Classic show


April Ramsey, Timpson Middle School seventh grader, won the Champion Simmental Heifer and was Exotic Division Champion at the Ark-La-Tex Classic Saturday November 15  in Texarkana, Arkansas.

 

Congratulations April on your big win!

 

0
comments


Timpson High School Bass Club joins with Shelby County group


Members of the Timpson Bass Club and their family met in Center Tuesday night for a meeting with the Shelby County Jr. Bass Anglers Club. 

 

The Timpson Bass Club will join with the Shelby County Club as part of the Southeast Texas High School Fishing Association.

 

The SETX Assn. will host six tournaments throughout the remainder of the school year on Sam Rayburn Resevoir.

 

The first of these tournaments will be December 6th and members of Timpson's Bass Club will participate. The tourney series wraps up June 13, 2015 with top finishing teams from the season competing for cash and prizes.

 

Members of the Timpson Bass Club include: James Marshall, Chandler Burgay, Molly Sanford, Holly Hughes, Chase Clepper and Jesse Spruiell.

 

For more information on THS Bass Club contact Tracy Rucker: trucker@timpsonisd.com or 936-615-5360.

 

0
comments


Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 11/18/14--11/19/14


Arrest Report

11/18/14—11/19/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Leray Phillips, 49, Joaquin, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon

 

Justin Haessley, 27, Tenaha, Panola County Warrant-Failure to Appear, Original Charge: Possession of a Dangerous Drug

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

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

0
comments


Center ISD Trustees to consider separation agreement with AD Kevin Goodwin at Friday meeting


It appears the Kevin Goodwin era as Center ISD athletic director and head football coach will come to an end after six seasons.

 

A proposed separation agreement between the district and Goodwin will be on the agenda of a special board meeting to be held at 12 noon Friday.

 

Goodwin told Center Broadcasting yesterday he can’t express enough appreciation to Superintendent Dr. James Hockenberry, the Center ISD administration and school board for their support they’ve given him and the athletic program during his time in Center, but said he had to do what was best for his family, especially finding an area where his wife could best utilize her degree of study.

 

The Center native said he had met with Dr. Hockenberry before the end of the season to discuss his situation.

 

In the half-dozen years, Goodwin compiled a football record of 31-34, and guided the Riders to post-season five times. His record this past season was 2-7, 0-5 in a tough new district, missing postseason.

 

He said his goal at the start of the job in 2009 was to leave a program one day better than how he found it. He noted there were four sports that were the playoffs that first year, and he’s happy to say 12 sports made the playoffs last year. Goodwin said the success is attributed to the coaching staff and the way they have guided and led a talented group of kids.

 

It’s not known till after Friday’s meeting if Goodwin will leave at mid-term or stay through the end of the school year. He would not comment.

 

I reached out to Dr. Hockenberry to see if he had anything to say, however, he was unavailable for comment. At this time, it’s not known how long Goodwin left on his current contract.

 

Friday’s agenda says the Center ISD will have discussion of terms of a proposed separation agreement with the board’s attorney and athletic director. At which time afterwards, the board will reconvene, and if so desire in open session to consider terms of a proposed separation agreement between the district and the AD.

 

Goodwin’s departure will be the second by a Shelby County athletic director this year, as Wayne Gandy of Joaquin ISD will be leaving the district at the holiday break.

0
comments


Timpson Police force remains unchanged after city council meeting


The City of Timpson’s five-member police department will remain intact and will not go through a reduction in force, at this time after their meeting to consider possible cuts last night.

 

Mayor Debra Smith and the council conveyed to the room-full, mostly supporters of keeping the force as is, that the city was working with a deficit budget and cuts were imminent.

 

After wrestling with budget numbers, hearing public input from business owners and others, and meeting in executive session, the council returned to open session with Councilman Kyle Allen making a motion to keep the police force at 5 officers. However, the motion died due to lack of a second. The Timpson Police Department’s make-up is unchanged for now.

 

The council will likely consider the possible RIF at a future meeting.

0
comments


Judge recesses gross prosecutorial misconduct hearing until Dec. 8


A hearing concerning gross prosecutorial misconduct in a case involving a Center woman accused of stabbing a Nacogdoches man to death two years ago has been recessed until Dec. 8.

 

District Judge Charles “Brick” Dickerson is requesting a subpoena of an email from District Attorney Kenneth Florence to a local newspaper before moving forward.

 

Since the 2014 incident in which 34-year old Rebecca Fountain is accused of killing Mark Allen Ray, she’s had two court-appointed attorneys. The latest, Robert Goodwin filed several motions to remove himself after a reported altercation with DA Florence in the courtroom last month. Florence has recused himself from the case.

 

Fountain’s murder trial is set to start in April 2015.

0
comments


One-vehicle fatality accident reported near Garrison Tuesday evening


DPS continues to investigate a one-vehicle roll over fatality accident that occurred last night near Garrison.

 

DPS said an older model Jeep Wrangler was traveling east on FM 1087 when it rolled over about a quarter mile past County Road 3282 in Nacogdoches County.

 

The Garrison Fire Dept, along with DPS and Nacogdoches County Sheriff Deputies responded.

 

DPS Communications in Lufkin had no other information available this morning.

0
comments


City of Center Economic Development Corp. Board to meet at noon today


The City of Center Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors will have a regular meeting at noon today at City Hall.

 

Among the agenda items will be a presentation from Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Director Pam Phelps on ACT Workforce Ready Program.

 

Also, there will be discussion on the biannual or quarterly industrial breakfasts with major employers, and discussion on the Business Incubation Program Proposal.

 

City Manager Chad Nehring says this is a concept for assisting start-up businesses, particularly locals attempting to get a business up and running.

 

He added this would help with developing their business plan, loan application or contact with Small Business Development Centers at Angelina College and Kilgore College.

0
comments


Texas State Bank to hold third foreclosure sale for Hotel Fredonia Dec. 2


Texas State Bank has scheduled a third foreclosure sale on the closed Hotel Fredonia property in Nacogdoches.

 

The sale will be Dec. 2 and will be conducted as a public auction to the highest bidder for cash.

 

Texas State Bank is the lienholder of the hotel.

 

The bank’s general counsel, Paul Clark says the sale will be a first-lien deed of trust foreclosure. He says the bank has no buyer as of now.

 

It’s reported more than $2 million is owned on the first lien.

 

In August, Texas State Bank was the only bidder during its third-lien foreclosure on hotel inventory.

 

The property has been closed for a year.

0
comments


Funeral Notices: 11/19/14


Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson announces service for 55-year old Mrs. Lecia (Baker) Allen of Houston. She passed away Sunday in Houston. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Tennessee Presbyterian Church, preceding the service, with interment in the Tennessee Cemetery.

 

Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces service for 56-year old Mrs. Fannie Igbinigie of Timpson. She passed away Monday at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

0
comments


Local Sports Round up 11/19/14; SFA's 34 game home winning streak broken, Panola Fillies off to 5-2 start


The SFA Lumberjacks’ 34-game home winning streak came to an end yesterday as Northern Iowa takes a 79-77 overtime win during ESPN’s Tip-off Marathon before a full-house at Johnson Coliseum.

 

The Panola College Fillies take a 77-59 win over Southern University-Shreveport Monday night to improve to 5-2 on the season, and 2-0 at home. The Fillies will be in Beeville to play Coastal Bend College at 2 p.m. Saturday.

 

High school girls’ basketball last night, Cushing defeats the Shelbyville Lady Dragons, 50-43 and the Garrison Lady Bulldogs over Beckville, 51-20.

 

In high school basketball, the Center Lady Riders will tip-off the season Thursday in the Cushing Tournament with play continuing through Saturday. Also playing in the tourney are the San Augustine Lady Wolves, Shelbyville Lady Dragons and Garrison Lady Bulldogs. The Timpson Lady Bears are in the Union Grove Tournament Thursday thru Saturday; and the Tenaha Lady Tigers are playing in the Slocum Tourney.

 

In boys’ round-ball action, the Shelbyville Dragons are taking part in the Burkeville Tournament Thursday thru Saturday

 

In the second round of the high school football playoffs Friday,

 

The (8-1) Tenaha Tigers vs. (8-3) Hubbard at 7:30 p.m. in Lindale in a Class 2A, Region III, Div. II area round game. The winner has the Lindsay/Normangee winner in the third round. Tenaha ISD will early release at 2:30 pm Friday to allow drivers to complete bus routes prior to leaving for Lindale. Pep Rally will be at 2:10 in the Special Events Center.

 

The (5-5) Timpson Bears vs. (8-2) Chilton at 7:30 p.m. in Palestine in a Class 2A, Region III, Div. II game. The winner would meet the Iola/Muenster winner in the next round. The Pep Rally will be at 12:30 p.m. with an early release for students at 1 p.m. Student pick up is 12:40 p.m. Friday.

 

(6-5) San Augustine vs. (7-3) Centerville 7:30 p.m. in Troup in a Class 2A, Region III, Div. I area game. Center Broadcasting will have the action on 925 KXXE and online at cbc-radio.com. The winner will play the West Sabine/Price Carlisle winner.

 

The (8-2) West Sabine vs. (9-2)Price Carlisle Class 2A, Region III, Div. I area round game is at 7 p.m. Friday in Lufkin,

 

Also, (6-5) Carthage will play (10-1) El Campo at 7:30 p.m. Friday in New Caney in a Class 4A, Region III, Div. I area game, and the Logansport Tigers vs. East Beauregard at 7 p.m. Friday in DeRidder in a Louisiana High School Football second round game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0
comments


Sunny, cool weather today will give-way to rain starting Thursday afternoon


Today: Sunny, with a high near 61. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
 
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. South wind around 5 mph.
 
Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. South wind around 5 mph.
 
Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.
 
Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, high 68.
 
Friday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 56.
 
Saturday: A 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 68.
 
Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 54.
 
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

0
comments


Metal Christmas Stocking Decorating Contest starts Friday


db Metal Art and The Little Fox Marketplace are excited to announce the First Annual Metal Christmas Stocking Decorating Contest, open to all ages and abilities.  Beginning on Friday, November 21st, the fun begins when you register and pickup your metal Christmas Stocking at The Little Fox Marketplace.  A ten dollar registration fee covers the cost of the Christmas Stocking.  Participants can let their imaginations run wild as they decorate their Christmas Stocking before returning it to The Little Fox Marketplace.

 

Winners of the contest will be awarded gift certificates for use towards any merchandise or class at The Little Fox Marketplace.  $30 Gift Certificate for 1st place, $20 certificate for 2nd, and $10 gift certificate for 3rd. 

 

Winners will be determined by the PEOPLE!!!  The public is invited to vote on their favorite Christmas Stocking between December 2nd and December 10th.  Everyone who votes will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate to be used in select booths (db Metal Art, That's Sew Wylma, & The Little Fox Marketplace items and classes).

 

Awards will be presented at a reception hosted by Delbert & Wylma Beckham of db Metal Art and Ben & Tracie Galindo of The Little Fox Marketplace.  The reception will be held in the loft of The Little Fox Marketplace from 5 to 6 pm on Thursday, December 11th.  At 5:30, winners of the contest will be presented with their gift certificates.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Sweets and treats will be provided by Sassy Red's Bakery.

 

The contest is LIMITED to the first 25 people to pick up their Christmas Stocking, so do not wait to go by The Little Fox Marketplace to get your Christmas Stocking. The Little Fox Marketplace is located on the corner of the historic, Center Square.  Please call 936-590-4422 for questions.  Vendors of The Little Fox Marketplace and their immediate families are not eligible to participate in the Metal Christmas Stocking Decorating Contest. 

 

All proceeds will be used solely to support this and future art contests.  Our goal is to foster and encourage "the arts" in Shelby County!!!!

0
comments


Sunny & cool today before warm up & rain returning Thursday thru Saturday


Today: Sunny, with a high near 49. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
 
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 27. South wind around 5 mph.
 
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
 
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
 
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 63. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
 
Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66.
 
Friday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.
 
Saturday: A 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. 

0
comments


Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 11/17/14--11/18/14


Arrest Report

11/17/14—11/18/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Jermaine Tutt, 29, Timpson, Violation of Parole, Original Charge: Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

Jose Baray, 36, Center, Driving While Intoxicated-3rd or more, Evading Arrest, Warrant-Failure to Appear, Original Charge, DWI & Montgomery County Warrant-Driving While Intoxicated

 

Stephanie Jackson, 25, Center, Possession of a Controlled Substance & Tampering with Evidence

 

Amity Arriola, 27, Nacogdoches, Burglary of a Habitation, Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity & Arson

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

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

 

 

 

 

0
comments


Center business owner recovering from smoke inhalation after fire


A Center businessman is recovering from smoke inhalation after a spark caused by welding ignited some nearby boxes in the shop area Monday morning. A-1 Paint and Body Shop owner Larry Askew was taken by ACE EMS to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. Center Fire Chief Keith Byndom said firemen were called to the business on Loop 500 with a good amount of smoke coming from the structure when they arrived around 10:30 a.m. Chief Byndom said there was substantial smoke and fire damage in the shop area.

 

Just after noon Monday Center Fireman responded to the report of smoke at Green Acres Convalescent Center. Chief Byndom tells us they arrived to find smoke in the west wing of the building. After a thorough search, it was determined the smoke originated from insulation located by the heater coil on roof had burned and was sending smoke into the facility. He said there was no damage or injuries from the call.

0
comments


Three area fire departments summoned to house fire Saturday morning


A Shelby County family lost their home and belongings to a fire early Saturday morning. A fire call went out shortly before 2:30 a.m. to the home belonging to Keith and Lisa McKnight on FM 1645 in the Buena Vista Community.

 

Timpson Volunteer Firemen, with assistance from the Tenaha Volunteer Fire Department and water from the Center Fire Department fought to contain the blaze.

 

A heat lamp that was plugged to an extension cord that led into the house is believed to be the source of the fire.

0
comments


Tenaha City Council agrees to sell former city hall, hiring of additional police officer & bid on renovating city marshal's office


The Tenaha City Council voted to increase its police force by one with the future hiring of another officer at last night’s meeting. 

 

By a 4-1 vote, City Marshal Jimmy Wagstaff was given the OK to hire a second deputy at $15 an hour. Voting against the item was Tommy Rinkle who was in favor of keeping citizens safe, but felt the city needed to operate on a leaner budget. Council members agreeing to the item said more law enforcement was needed for the city, and they were hearing from citizens. 

 

The city council also approved the sale of the old city hall building by a 3-2 vote to Jimmy & Jean Bowlin for $28,777. Bowlin said his plans call for making the building a community and activity center, with hopes of a place for tutoring students after school.

 

The bid for renovation of the city marshal’s office at the municipal building was awarded to Larry Fontaine for $7,683.

 

Council also agreed to put out for bids on construction of a storage building to house items that were in the old city hall as well as for the public works department.

 

By the way, a silent auction will be held from 10 to 2 this Saturday, Nov. 22 for items in the old city hall, these include desk, chairs and other items. Those interested are invited to stop by.

 

Public Works Director Stacy Cranford advised that the City of Tenaha’s water tested100 percent compliance for the first time in several years.

 

Tenaha City Council will have a special meeting at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24 to discuss the employee handbook.

0
comments


Timpson City Council to discuss reinstating employee, possible reduction to police force at meeting this afternoon


The Timpson City Council has a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. today and among the agenda items will be discussion and possible action on a number of employment items. Among those is re-instatement of former public works employee Kevin Bond and possibly reviewing and selecting applicants for the public works department. This agenda item could be dismissed if the council decides to re-instate Bond.

 

In addition, the Timpson Council will retire to executive session to consider that item, as well as meet with police chief Kent Graham on a possible reduction in force due to budgetary reasons. At this time there are five officers on payroll.

 

In addition there will discussion and possible action on amending the Timpson Police Department Policy Handbook, as well as possible amendments to the current Fiscal Year Budget.

0
comments


San Augustine City Council has meeting this afternoon


The San Augustine City Council will meet at 5 p.m. today and among items on the agenda will canvassing the Nov. 4 election returns, and administer the oath of office to newly elected council members.

 

In addition, the council will discuss granting permission to Treesie Simon to apply for a Texas Parks and Wildlife Grant to help create an outdoor youth program; amending the city’s holiday schedule and approving the proposed 2015 holiday schedule.

0
comments


Health fair, blood drive, BINGO all taking place today


Shelbyville ISD is having their Community Health Fair this afternoon 1 to 6 p.m. in the Shelbyville Cafetorium. There will be free screenings; information and door prizes, and flu shots will be available. Nacogdoches Medical Center will conduct free Glucose & Cholesterol screenings. The Shelbyville ISD Open House will be held from 4 to 6 p.m.

 

Timpson High School will host a blood drive today. The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center coach will set up in the front high school parking lot. 

 

The Tenaha Junior class will be hosting a night of Family BINGO this evening starting at 6 p.m. in the Tenaha school cafetorium. Lots of prizes and most cards will cost $1 & $3 with biggest prizes costing $5. Refreshments will be available.

0
comments


Ribbon cuttings planned by Shelby County Chamber Ambassdors


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite the public to join them as the welcome new chamber member Center Christian Academy and to celebrate a grand opening ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m. this Friday, Nov. 21 at the school’s new facilities on Hwy. 87 N.

 

Also, the chamber ambassadors will host a re-location ribbon cutting for Here's the Deal at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 1455 Southview Circle in Center. Sandy Mahan is the owner of Here's the Deal, which is a resale shop offering unique, gently-used items at a discount price.

0
comments


Toy drive underway for Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center, includes "Stock a Ram" from Wright Chrysler Dodge


The Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center is conducting their annual Toy Drive now through Dec. 12. They’re asking for contributions of toys and clothing to be distributed to the children that we have served in the past year, who range in age from 3 to 17. Donations can be delivered to the Advocacy Center at 220 Field Street in Center. If you would like more information about specific needs, call 936-590-9864.

 

In addition, Wright Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Center is "Stocking a Ram" for the Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center this Christmas. The dealership is accepting donations of new, unwrapped gifts through Dec. 12. For a each donation, you'll be registered for a chance to win a TV.

0
comments


Holocaust survivor to be guest speaker at Shelby County Historical Society meeting today


The Shelby County Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. this afternoon at the museum and special guest speaker will be Holocaust survivor Hahns Polk. An invitation is extended to everyone to attend.

0
comments


Shelby County Chamber planning for Santa's Christmas Parade on Dec. 6


Santa's Christmas Parade will be at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6 in Center.

 

Parade chairman Randy Collard says parade float entry registration is free and completed applications must be returned to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office by the entry deadline of Monday, Nov. 24 Applications for the parade, vendor space and entry rules are available at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office, or online at shelbycountychamber.com.

 

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.

0
comments


San Augustine County Chamber accepting Miss Merry Christmas Parade & Pageant registrations


The San Augustine Chamber of Commerce is now accepting registration for the Miss Merry Christmas Parade and Pageant and Business Decorating Contest. This year's Theme is: Santa's Workshop. The parade will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and the pageant at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Contact Tasha at the San Augustine Chamber for more information, 275-3610.

0
comments


Funeral Notices: 11/18/14


Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson announces service for 55-year old Mrs. Lecia (Baker) Allen of Houston. She passed away Sunday in Houston. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Tennessee Presbyterian Church, preceding the service, with interment in the Tennessee Cemetery.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces a graveside service for 81-year old Ottis Eddins of Center.Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. this afternoon at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home of San Augustine announces service for 58-year old Jack Ward Dymke, Jr. of San Augustine. Service will be at 11 a.m. this morning at First United Methodist Church in San Augustine, with interment in the Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine.

 

Garrison Funeral Home announces service for 94-year old Bertie Koonce Slay of Garrison. Service will be at 2 p.m. this afternoon at Garrison Funeral Home, with burial at Holly Springs Cemetery, Nacogdoches County. Visitation will be from 12 noon to service time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Holly Springs Cemetery fund at Bancorp South in Garrison.

 

0
comments


Local Sports Roundup 11/18/14; SFA taking part in ESPN's Tip-off Marathon this morning; CHS Powderpuff Football Classic tonight


The SFA Lumberjacks men’s’ basketball program is taking part in ESPN’s Tip-Off Marathon today. SFA is the only Texas team to host a game. Tip-off is 8 a.m. this morning in the William R. Johnson Coliseum. Admission is free before 7: 30 a.m. The game is with the University of Northern Iowa. ESPN2 will air the game. SFA is putting its 34 game home winning streak on the line this morning.

 

In high school basketball action today it'll be Carthage at San Augustine to play the Lady Wolves; Cushing at Shelbyville to play the Lady Dragons; Tyler Grace at the Timpson Lady Bears; Garrison Lady Bulldogs at Beckville; and Gary will be at Broaddus for boys’ and girls’ action.

 

The Center High senior and freshmen girls renew their rivalry over the sophomore and junior girls in the 43rd (Semi) Annual PowderPuff Classic at 6:30 p.m. this evening at Roughrider Stadium. Over 100 students will be participating in the game with 40 players, 12 coaches, and several lovely Powderpuff Cheerleaders, twirlers, and chaparrals.  At halftime, the PowderPuff Band will perform, followed by the Powderpuff Homecoming Queen Coronation featuring the lovely ladies of the 2014 Powderpuff Court. Over the past 18 seasons, the rivalry is a dead heat with the Senior and Freshman Gridiron Gladiators winning 9 games and the Junior and Sophomore Team winning the other nine. Admission for all guests is $3, with pre-school age children admitted free.  All proceeds benefit the Senior Class of 2015.  The Senior Class and the Center Band Boosters will operate the concession stand.

 

In the second round of the high school football playoffs Friday,

 

The (8-1) Tenaha Tigers vs. (8-3) Hubbard at 7:30 p.m. in Lindale in a Class 2A, Region III, Div. II area round game. The winner has the Iola/Normangee winner in the third round. Tenaha ISD will early release at 2:30 pm Friday to allow drivers to complete bus routes prior to leaving for Lindale. Pep Rally will be at 2:10 in the Special Events Center.

 

The (5-5) Timpson Bears vs. (8-2) Chilton at 7:30 p.m. in Palestine in a Class 2A, Region III, Div. II game. The winner would meet the Iola/Muenster winner in the next round.

 

(6-5) San Augustine vs. (7-3) Centerville 7:30 p.m. in Troup in a Class 2A, Region III, Div. I area game. Center Broadcasting will have the action on 925 KXXE and online at cbc-radio.com. The winner will play the West Sabine/Price Carlisle winner.

 

The (8-2) West Sabine vs. (9-2)Price Carlisle Class 2A, Region III, Div. I area round game is at 7 p.m. Friday in Lufkin,

 

Also, (6-5) Carthage will play (10-1) El Campo at 7:30 p.m. Friday in New Caney in a Class 4A, Region III, Div. I area game, and the Logansport Tigers vs. East Beauregard at 7 p.m. Friday in DeRidder in a Louisiana High School Football second round game.

 

I’ve posted a complete schedule of playoff games from across the region on the Center Broadcasting Company website at cbc-radio.com, just look for the “Local Sports Round up” with today’s date on the homepage under the local news tab.

 

CLASS 5A DIVISION I

Region II

 

    Longview (9-2) vs. Mansfield Lake Ridge (7-4), 3 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 22), Tyler’s TMF Rose Stadium

    John Tyler (9-2) vs. Mansfield Summit (7-4), 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21), Rockwall’s Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium

 

CLASS 5A DIVISION II

 

Region II

 

    Marshall (7-4) vs. Dallas South Oak Cliff (8-3), 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21), Tyler’s TMF Rose Stadium

 

CLASS 4A DIVISION I

 

Region III

 

Henderson (9-2) vs. West Columbia (10-1), 2 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 22), New Caney’s Texan Drive Stadium

Jasper (8-3) vs. Stafford (8-3), 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21), Beaumont’s Thomas Center

Chapel Hill (6-5) vs. Navasota (11-0), 7 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21), Conroe’s Buddy Moorhead Stadium

Carthage (6-5) vs. El Campo (10-1), 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21), New Caney’s Texan Drive Stadium

 

CLASS 4A DIVISION II

 

Region II

 

    Gilmer (11-0) vs. Waco Connally (7-4), 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21), Mesquite’s E.H. Hanby Stadium

    Gladewater (10-1) vs. Fairfield (9-2), 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21), Longview’s Lobo Stadium

    Atlanta (10-1) vs. Cleveland Tarkington (7-4), 2 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 22), Lindale’s Eagle Stadium

    Tatum (6-5) vs. Coldspring-Oakhurst (9-2), 6 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 22), Lufkin’s Abe Martin Stadium

 

CLASS 3A DIVISION II

Region II

 

    Arp (9-1) vs. Gunter (10-1), 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21), Royse City ISD Stadium

    Elysian Fields (8-3) vs. S & S Consolidated (5-6), TBD

    Hughes Springs (8-3) vs. Howe (6-5), 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21), Van’s Memorial Stadium

    Waskom (10-1) vs. Leonard (9-1), 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21), Mount Pleasant’s Sam Parker Field

 

 Region III

 

    Crockett (6-5) vs. Clifton (5-6), 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21), Groesbeck Stadium

    Corrigan-Camden (10-1) vs. Rogers (9-2), 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21), College Station’s Tiger Stadium

    Newton (8-3) vs. Dublin (7-4), 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21), Buffalo’s Bison Stadium

 

CLASS 2A DIVISION I

 

Region III

 

    Union Grove (9-0) vs. Lovelady (9-2), 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21), Bullard’s Panther Stadium

    Alto (9-0) vs. Ore City (9-2), 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21), New London’s Bruce Bradshaw Stadium

    West Sabine (8-2) vs. Carlisle (9-2), 7 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21), Lufkin’s Abe Martin Stadium

    San Augustine (6-5) vs. Centerville (7-3), 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21), Troup’s Tiger Stadium

 

 CLASS 2A DIVISION II

 

Region III

 

    Tenaha (8-1) vs. Hubbard (8-3), 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21), Lindale’s Eagle Stadium

    Timpson (5-5) vs. Chilton (8-2), 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21), Palestine’s Wildcat Stadium

0
comments


Hard freeze tonight, Sunny Tuesday with warm-up


ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL SETTLE INTO THE REGION FOR A VERY COLD
NIGHT. SOME RECORDS MAY FALL WITH LOWS AREA WIDE IN THE LOWER TO
MIDDLE 20S. PROTECT FROM THIS UNSEASONABLY COLD WEATHER FOR TONIGHT.
NO OTHER HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT.

 

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 22. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 49. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 27. South wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light south after midnight.

Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 63.

Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.

Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 67.

Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70.

0
comments


Center High School UIL Team dominates Carthage Bulldog Invitational Meet


Members of the UIL Academic team traveled to Carthage High School on
Saturday, November 15th for the Bulldog Invitational. 

 

A dozen East Texas schools attended the tournament.  In Computer Applications, Brianna Cox won second and Rosa Huerta was third. In Current Events, Dallas O'Donnell came home with 5th place.  James Holt finished 6th in Number Sense.  Changcai Wang brought home the gold medal in accounting.  In Informative Speaking, Holden Massey finished first and Brianna Suell was third.

 

In Mathematics, James Holt was second.  In Cross-X debate, the team of Holden Massey and Bailey Snell finished 2-1 and was ranked 7th overall.

 

The Science team dominated the competition. Kaleth Salazar won the gold, James Holt the silver, and Dillon Reynolds was sixth.

 

The top Biology score was Kaleth Salazar, top Chemistry was James Holt, and Dillon Reynolds had the top Physics score. The team won the first place team plaque. Social Studies Brianna Suell received 5th and Chloe Gipsen received 6th.

 

The team as a whole received 3rd out of 6. 

 

Congratulations to the CHS Academic Teams and their Coaches!

0
comments


CHS 43rd Powder Puff Classic to be held Tuesday evening at Roughrider Stadium


The Senior and Freshmen girls renew their rivalry over the Sophomore and
Junior girls in the 43rd (Semi) Annual PowderPuff Classic on Tuesday
November 18 at Roughrider Stadium.  The Kick-off is scheduled at 6:30.

"This game is usually packed," event organizer Chris Watlington said.  "We
will have to ask fans not to come to the press box to sit, however.  We
need to reserve seating for all the college and pro scouts who have
indicated that they will be in attendance."

Over 100 students will be participating in the game with 40 players, 12
coaches, and several lovely Powderpuff Cheerleaders, twirlers, and
chaparrals.  At halftime, the PowderPuff Band will perform, followed by the
Powderpuff Homecoming Queen Coronation featuring the lovely ladies of the
2014 Powderpuff Court.

"I know there's a game to be played," Senior Duchess Chris Caudle said.
 "But I'm in it to win the Powderpuff Homecoming Queen title.  It will look
very good on my college resume."

Over the past 18 seasons, the rivalry is a dead heat with the Senior and
Freshman Gridiron Gladiators winning 9 games and the Junior and Sophomore
Team winning the other nine.

"The Sophomore and Junior Team is really gunning for us," Senior Gridiron
Gladiator coach Adam Reeves said.  "But we've got the talent and the drive
on our team to go all the way.  To the fourth quarter."

Admission for all guests is $3, with pre-school age children admitted
free.  All proceeds benefit the Senior Class of 2015.  The Senior Class and
the Center Band Boosters will operate the concession stand.

0
comments


Center ISD re-organizes with election of new officers, Greer tabbed as board president


The Center ISD Board of Trustees re-organized Friday night after the four-new board members took the oath of office and the new slate of officers is reflective of the change.

 

Taking over as board of trustees president is James Greer with John Henry Holloway vice president and Traci Willoughby as secretary. Daphne LaRock also became a new member of the board.

 

The "new leadership" group led the balloting on Nov. 4 with Greer leading the ticket with 1,588 votes, Holloway had 1,449, Ms. Willoughy picked up 1,360 and Ms. LaRock pulled in 1, 196 votes. 

0
comments


Cold start with sun today, hard freeze tonight with lows near 21


Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
 
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 21. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light north after midnight.
 
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 49. North wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
 
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 30. South wind around 5 mph.
 
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.
 
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 62.
 
Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
 
Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 61.

0
comments


Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 11/14/14--11/17/14


Arrest Report

 

11/14/14—11/17/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Stuart Bennett, 46, Tenaha, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle

 

Ericka Morales, 36, Center, Theft

 

Kelly G. Amburn, 43, Center, Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, Warrant-Hindering Apprehension & Warrant-Theft

 

Kendrick Carpenter, 28, Houston, Warrant-Driving While License Invalid

 

Mario Gomez, 44, Center, Warrant-Terrorist Threat to Family

 

Christopher Dennis, 27, Joaquin, Hunting without Landowner’s Consent

 

Johnny Lewis, 58, Long Branch, Public Intoxication

 

Haston Nelson, 58, Carthage, Driving While Intoxicated-3rd or more

 

San Augustine County:

 

 

Remonica L. Cotton, 33, San Augustine, Public Intoxication & Criminal Trespass

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

0
comments


Jasper County authorities searching for couple in possible death of elderly man


Jasper County law enforcement is looking for two people of interest in the murder of an elderly man whose body was found Thursday evening near Jasper.

 

The two individuals are 48-year old Robert Kelly Mounts and 29-year old Ashley Nicole Lewis, who were last seen driving 85-year old Herbert W. Deaton’s pickup.

 

Deaton went missing last week, and a search began when family members couldn’t get in touch with him. His body was found near the Angelina River in Jasper County.

 

Mounts and Lewis are said to be in a silver 2011 Chevrolet pickup, with license plate CZJ 6127. They are considered to be armed and dangerous and are traveling with their six-month old baby.

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact their local law enforcement. 

 

Authorities are saying Robert Kelly Mounts and Ashley Nicole Lewis are persons of interest in death of elderly Jasper County man last week.

0
comments


Father of Sabine County child says infant was shaken to death, GoFundMe account has been set up for funeral expenses


The father of the Sabine County infant that died Nov. 8 is saying the five-month old was shaken to death by the mother’s boyfriend.

 

On Nov. 7 Sophia Candanosa was taken to the Sabine County Hospital after she suddenly stopped breathing. She was then flown to Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston where she died the next day. The child was in the care of Matthew Hudson while the mother was at work. He was arrested last Tuesday on murder charges and remains in the Sabine County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

 

Tracie Candonosa made the allegation over the weekend. An autopsy was conducted, with the official cause of death pending. Officials are saying the child suffered from some type of trauma to the head.

 

A GoFundMe account was set up in Sophia Candonosa’s name to assist with burial expenses.

0
comments


Over $600,000 in Hurricane Ike Disaster Recovery Funds reallocated for DETCOG region


Officials with the Deep East Texas Council of Governments will reallocate $600,000 in hurricane disaster recovery funds for infrastructure projects in the 12-county region.

 

DETCOG Executive Director Walter Diggles told board members at the monthly board meeting at the Polk County Commerce Center in Livingston recently, that the Texas General Land Office, who administers the Hurricane Ike recovery program, will return unused funds to the area from Round 1 of the program.

 

Diggles said that money will be available to the region so they can continue projects that they may not had enough money to finish.

 

About $5.3 million were originally available to counties to address damages caused by Ike, which came ashore in Southeast Texas on Sept. 13, 2008 and caused damage throughout East Texas.

0
comments


Shelby County Commissioners' Court to canvass results of Nov. 4 election at today's special meeting


The Shelby County Commissioners' Court will have a special meeting at 10 a.m. this morning and the only item on the agenda is canvassing of votes of the Nov. 4 General Election.

0
comments


Center City Council to canvass election returns, consider extension of solid-waste contract


The Center City Council has a regular meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. this afternoon and among the agenda items for consideration and action will be canvassing of the election returns and declaring official results of the Nov. 4 election for Position 2 Council position, in which incumbent Jerry Lathan was elected to a full-term.

 

In addition, the council is expected to approve execution of a contract extension with Allied Waste Systems for continuation of municipal solid waste services within the city.

 

The Center City Council is also expected to go into executive session to discuss land acquisition.

0
comments


Jury cancelled for 123rd District Court today in Center


District Clerk Lori Oliver advises that the jury that was summoned for today, Monday, Nov. 17 in the 123rd District Court, Shelby County, Honorable Charles C. "Brick" Dickerson, presiding, has been cancelled due to the scheduled cases being resolved or passed. Anyone receiving a summons for today in the 123rd District Court is released from jury service until they receive a future summons.

0
comments


Tenaha City Council to consider several agenda items at today's meeting


The City of Tenaha will open bids on the renovation of the city marshal's office and sell of the former city hall building when they meet at 5:15 p.m. today.

 

Tenaha City Council will also discuss a 40 x 60 storage facility for records; moving a building at water well #2 to the elevated storage control room; and also discuss hiring another police officer.

 

The council will also go into executive session to discuss a cost-of-living increase for all city employees. Any action on this item will be done so in open session.

0
comments


Tenaha ISD Board has meeting this evening


Tenaha ISD Board of Trustees have their regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. this afternoon, and they're expected to consider a resolution authorizing personnel to conduct business at the bank on behalf of the school district; moving some of the board meetings next year, and the legal announcement on required board training.

0
comments


Joaquin ISD Trustees have regular meeting today


The Joaquin ISD Board of Trustees will have a regular meeting at 6 p.m. this evening. Among the agenda items for consideration and possible action includes approval of the Texas Association of School Boards Local Policies, and the 2014 Audit. The Joaquin school board may also enter closed session if needed. Any action would be done so in open session.

0
comments


Shelbyville ISD Community Health Fair on tap Tuesday afternoon


Shelbyville ISD is having their Community Health Fair Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Shelbyville Cafetorium. There will be free screenings; information and door prizes, and flu shots will be available. Nacogdoches Medical Center will conduct free Glucose & Cholesterol screenings. The Shelbyville ISD Open House will be held from 4 to 6 p.m.

0
comments


Timpson High School blood drive set for Tuesday


Timpson High School will host a blood drive on Tuesday, November 18th. The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center coach will set up in the front high school parking lot. 

0
comments


Tenaha Jr. Class hosting night of BINGO Tuesday


The Tenaha Junior class will be hosting a night of Family BINGO Tuesday, Nov. 18. Lots of prizes and most cards will cost $1 & $3 with biggest prizes costing $5. The night will begin at 6pm in the cafetorium and go until all prizes are gone. Refreshments will be available.

0
comments


Holiday in the Pines this Thursday thru Saturday at Nacogdoches County Civic Center


The annual Holiday in the Pines Christmas shopping event will be this Thursday thru Saturday, Nov. 20-22 at the Nacogdoches County Civic Center, on Loop 224.

 

Over 60 specialty stores and shops will be available. The event is sponsored by the Nacogdoches Junior Forum which helps fund some 20 projects in Deep East Texas.

 

The event hours are 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20 for One Hip Night with tickets $25 each, which is for adults only and includes a two-day pass, with a limited quantity of tickets available; VIP Shopping on Friday, Nov. 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. for $10, which includes a two-day pass; and market shopping from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22.

 

Children 6 and under are free.

 

Tickets are available online at nacjrforum.org.

0
comments


Funeral Notices: 11/17/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces a graveside service for 81-year old Ottis Eddins of Center. He passed away Saturday at his residence. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. this evening at Watson & Sons. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Among Ottis Eddins’ survivors is his wife, Mary Eddins of Center; children, Debbie & Johnny Barr of Joaquin, Rickey & Nannette Eddins of Joaquin and Victor Eddins of Center; sister-in-law, Joyce Eddins of DeKalb; brother-in-law, David & Jeanne Largent of Brownsboro.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home of San Augustine is in charge of a graveside service for 90-year old George Henry Woods, Sr. of Broaddus. He passed away Friday in San Augustine. He was a carpenter. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. this morning at Broaddus Cemetery. Among George Henry Woods, Srs’., survivors are, son, George Woods, Jr. of Broaddus; daughters, Lynda Goodnight of Pearland and Teresa & Rick Turner of Broaddus.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home of San Augustine announces service for 58-year old Jack Ward Dymke, Jr. of San Augustine. He passed away Saturday in Nacogdoches. Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in San Augustine, with interment in the Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. this evening at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home. Among Jack Ward Dymke, Jrs’. Survivors are, parents, Jack, Sr. & Dene Dymke of San Augustine; sisters, Jan & Joe Hood of Marshall, Terri & Larry Null of Jacksonville, and Tina & Jeff Moyers of White Oak.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home was in charge of service Sunday for 85-year old Mrs. Lillian Lofton of Broaddus. She passed away Thursday in Nacogdoches. Service was held Sunday afternoon in the Harvey Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Broaddus, with interment in the Broaddus Cemetery. She had been an employee of the Broaddus ISD serving as cafeteria manager. Among Lillian Lofton’s survivors are daughters, Betty & Elton “Turtle” Cox of Nacogdoches and Bonnie Howard of Huntington; son, Raymond Lofton, Jr. of Buna; sisters, Ruby Tucker of Woodsboro, Alle Mae & Jack Ward of Ingleside, and Marie & Elmer Hicks of Berwick, La.; and brothers, Elbert “Buddy” Von Heuvel of Rockport.

 

Garrison Funeral Home announces service for 94-year old Bertie Koonce Slay of Garrison. She passed away Saturday in Garrison. Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Garrison Funeral Home, with burial at Holly Springs Cemetery, Nacogdoches County. Visitation will be from 12 noon to service time. Among Bertie Koonce Slay’s survivors are son, Tommy & Margie Slay of Garrison; and daughter, Judy & W.R. “Butch” Blackmon of Garrison. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Holly Springs Cemetery fund at Bancorp South in Garrison.

0
comments


Local Sports Round up 11/17/14; Area round football playoffs set, roundball games scheduled


In sports,

 

Timpson, San Augustine, Carthage and Logansport remain alive in the state high school football playoffs after first-round wins. Both Tenaha and West Sabine had opening round byes.

 

Meanwhile, the Shelbyville Dragons had their season end Friday when Ore City took a 46-0 bi-district win in New London. Ore City advances to play Alto this week. The Garrison Bulldogs lost to Franklin, 57-13 Thursday.

 

The Timpson Bears built a 37-7 lead, but had to hang on as they defeat Evadale, 45-39 in a Class 2A, Region III, Div. II game in Hemphill last Friday. Timpson advances to play Chilton at 7:30 p.m. Friday night in Palestine in the area championship. Chilton had a first-round bye.

 

The Tenaha Tigers enter the Class 2A, Region III, Div. II playoffs Friday night as they have an area round game against Hubbard at 7:30 p.m. in Lindale. Hubbard beat Cumby, 56-0 in bi-district.

 

San Augustine will head to Troup Friday night to take on Centerville in a Class 2A, Region III, Div. I area round game. The Wolfpack took a 24-13 bi-district win over Harleton Thursday. Centerville had a first-round bye. Center Broadcasting will have the action on 925 KXXE and online at cbc-radio.com.

 

West Sabine will play Price Carlisle in an area round game at 7 p.m. Friday in Lufkin.

 

Carthage beats Little Cypress-Mauriceville, 10-0 in Lufkin. They’ll face off with El Campo Friday night in New Caney.

 

The Logansport Tigers pitched a shut-out at home against East Iberville in the first-round of the Louisiana state football playoffs, 48-0. They’ll head to DeRidder Friday night to play East Beauregard High School.

 

In high school basketball action Tuesday it will be Carthage at San Augustine to play the Lady Wolves; Cushing at Shelbyville to play the Lady Dragons; Tyler Grace at the Timpson Lady Bears; Garrison Lady Bulldogs at Beckville; and Gary will be at Broaddus for boys’ and girls’ action.

 

The SFA Lumberjacks men’s’ basketball program is taking part in ESPN’s Tip-Off Marathon. SFA is the only Texas team to host a game. Tip-off is 8 a.m. Tuesday morning in the William R. Johnson Coliseum. Admission is free before 7: 30 a.m. The game is with the University of Northern Iowa. ESPN2 will air the game.

 

Also, the SFA Women’s Volleyball team just wrapped up the season going 16-0 and will be the No. 1 seed in the Southland Conference Tournament.

 

The Panola College Ponies are now 2-4 on the season with a 73-54 win over El Centro College Saturday night at Carthage High School. The Ponies led throughout. Panola will take on Northwestern State JV at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Carthage High School. Home games are being played at Carthage High due to renovation work at Johnson Gym on campus. The Ponies are conducting a food drive for Thanksgiving, and fans are encouraged to bring canned goods and non-perishable items. Designated boxes for all items will be at the gym.

 

 

 

0
comments


Rain chances hang around with cold front passage, hard freeze expected Monday night, low of 24 expected


Today: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 48. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tonight: Rain likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 33. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 24. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 45. North wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 29.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 58.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.

Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 62.

0
comments


Bi-District High School Football Results 11-14-14; Timpson, Tenaha, San Augustine & Logansport move on to 2nd round


BI-DISTRICT FINALS

 

Shelbyville 0  Ore City 46

 

Timpson 45  Evadale 39

 

Tenaha Bye

 

Thursday

San Augstine 24  Harleton 13

Garrison 13  Franklin 57

 

Logansport 48  East Iberville 0 Friday

 

Area Championships 

 

(5-5) Timpson vs. (8-2) Chilton 

Palestine 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21

 

(8-1) Tenaha vs. (8-3) Hubbard

Lindale 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21

 

San Augustine vs. (7-3) Centerville

Troup 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21

 

Louisiana 2nd Round

Logansport at East Beauregard High (DeRidder)

@ 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21

 

Other Bi-District Finals

 

Nacogdoches 42  Marshall 67

Lufkin 42  Longview 43

Tyler Lee 47  Hewitt Midway 76

John Tyler 58  Texas High 23

Henderson 48  Silsbee 22

Gilmer 56  Pleasant Grove 7

Kirbyville 37  Elkhart 7

Crockett 34  Trinity 27

Overton 24  Normangee 30 OT

East Chambers 41  Paletine Westwood 7

Atlanta 55  Melissa 34

Corrigan-Camden 38  Leon 8

Price Carlisle 30  Groveton 13

 

Saturday Games

 

Carthage vs. Little Cypress-Mauriceville 7 p.m. Lufkin

Tatum vs. Bullard 5:30 p.m. Pine Tree-Longview

 

0
comments


Cloud today, rain returns tonight followed by another cold front, frozen precipitation expected to stay north of area


Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Showers after 7pm. Low around 43. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Sunday: Showers. High near 51. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Sunday Night: Showers. Low around 33. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Monday: Showers likely, mainly before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. North wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 25.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 47.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 28.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 57.

0
comments


Jury cancellation for Monday in 123rd District Court


District Clerk Lori Oliver advises that the jury that was summonded Monday, Nov. 17 in the 123rd District Court, Shelby County, Honorable Charles C. "Brick" Dickerson, presiding, has been cancelled due to the scheduled cases being resolved or passed. Anyone receiving a sumons for that day is released from jury service until they receive a future summons.

0
comments


DETEC has planned outages Monday morning, again Nov. 21


Just a reminder of the planned outage to occur Monday, November 17th at 4 AM.  If all goes as planned, the outage should last less than 5 minutes.

This outage will affect approximately 725 members served by our Hilltop substation located on Hwy 96 about 6 miles south of Center.

In order to complete reliability upgrades, the regional transmission grid operator is requiring this short outage.

In addition, these members along with our members served by our Black Ankle, Pendleton, Hemphill, Six Mile, San Augustine, Bronson and Holly substations will experience a 5 minute or less outage again on Friday, November 21st at 11:40 PM.

0
comments


Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 11/13/14--11/14/14


Arrest Report

 

11/13/14—11/14/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Ginger McKinzie, 45, Joaquin, Two Warrants-Theft by Check

 

Anthony Potter, 23, Shelbyville, False Report to a Peace Officer, Failure to Report an Accident, Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor & Unsafe Speed

 

Justin Darrell Shofner, 21, Shelbyville, Driving While Intoxicated

 

San Augustine County:

 

Larry Cartwright, 47, Shelbyville, Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

Christopher Garsee, 36, Geneva, Probation Violation

 

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

0
comments


Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative experiences outages Thursday


There was a major power outage last night experienced by Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative that reportedly affected some 4,000 customers a little after 7 p.m.

 

Service was fully restored some 90 minutes later last night.

 

DETEC Communications Specialist Brittney Johnson tells us due to some projects that are being undertaken by the co-op’s power supplier; the San Augustine and Bronson substations are being served via an alternate transmission feed.

 

The outages experienced last night and even Thursday morning around 6 a.m. are being investigated by co-op crews, along with consulting engineers from the power supplier.

 

The power outage also affected our 92.5 KXXE transmitter in San Augustine, as listeners tuned in missed the first-half of the San Augustine playoff game.

 

We apologize for the inconvenience. 

0
comments


Former Shelby Regional Medical Center CFO pleads guilty to federal charges


The former chief financial officer of Shelby Regional Medical Center pleaded guilty to making false statements to federal violations in Tyler Federal Court on Wednesday.

 

Court records say 67-year old Joe White of Cameron oversaw the implementation of electronic health records for the hospital and was responsible for attesting to the meaningful use of those records in order to qualify to receive incentive payments, when Shelby Regional Medical Center did not meet the requirements. As a result, the hospital received over $785,000 from Medicare.

 

White was indicted by a federal grand jury in February. He faces up to five years in federal prison at sentencing, which has not been set.

 

White’s former boss and owner of Shelby Regional, Dr. Tariq Mahmood was found guilty in July, and will be sentenced early next year.

0
comments


JP orders dog in recent attack on child to be "put down"


The Pit Bulldog that attacked the Timpson area three-year old last month was ordered euphemized by Justice of the Peace Pct. 5 Jim Powers this week.

Sheriff Willis Blackwell tells us a hearing was held in Judge Powers’ court, no one showed, therefore the animal was ordered to be put down by a veterinarian.

The dog was taken from the scene of the attack in the Rose Hill Community after it mauled the youngster. The child was released from Texas Children’s Hospital a couple of weeks ago, and at last report was in foster care.

The parents, Leanne Fox and David Parks, both of Timpson were arrested and charged with Injury to a Child. Both have made $50,000 bond. 

They were reported to be asleep when the child went outdoors and was attacked.

A third arrest was made in the incident when Thomas Chase Lee of Timpson was arreste for Tampering with Evidence. It's reported Lee removed the dog from the attack location.

 

0
comments


TxDOT says Loop 500 expansion project progressing despite hold-ups


TxDOT is saying the Loop 500 extension project in Center is progressing, despite delays due to utility conflicts.

 

TxDOT-Lufkin Public Information Officer Kathi White tells us the contractor is expecting to complete the new bridge deck at the Timber Rock Railroad next week, weather permitting.

 

he said James Contruction Group has finished construction on the majority of the base material for the pavement and will be ready to start applying the new surface along the entire length of the project from U.S. 96N to S.H. 7E within a month.

 

The almost $12 million project is expected to be completed in August 2015.

 

TxDOT says the proposed facility will reduce traffic congestion and improve safety in Center by providing large trucks, traveling public and evacuation traffic more efficient access to the major highways that are currently only accessible through town.

0
comments


San Augustine made cookies to be featured in grocery stores statewide, abroad


A San Augustine based company is set to go statewide and abroad.

 

The Pinto Pony Cookie Factor has worked out a deal with San Antonio based grocer HEB to carry their products in stores across Texas and Mexico.

 

In a KTRE-TV interview, Pinto Poney owner Jodi Johnson said her cookies will be available in as many as 700 stores.

 

Presently her crews are producing hundreds of cookies daily, and will be expanding her factory in downtown San Augustine with the recent purchase of a building next door.

0
comments


HEB in early works to build Nacogdoches location


It looks like the Texas-based grocer HEB will be coming to Nacogdoches in about four years.

 

City leaders say negotiations are ongoing to build a 60,000-square foot store at the intersection of University Drive and Northeast Stallings Drive, and open by the end of 2018.

 

City Manger Jim Jeffers says it will take 18 months to do the wetlands mitigation, along with other pre-construction processes. Jeffers says it will be a $15 million investment which will include some retail space.

 

He added the city will do what it can to encourage HEB to expedite the construction process.

 

The HEB will provide more than 100 jobs and deliver $3.6 million in benefits to Nacogdoches County entities.

 

0
comments


Four new Center ISD Trustees to take oath at 6 p.m. meeting today


The Center ISD Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. this evening.

 

Among the agenda items includes the canvassing of the Nov. 4 election and the oath of office to the four new members of the Center ISD Board--James Greer, Traci Willoughby, Daphne LaRock and John Henry Holloway.

 

The board will also reorganize with the election of officers.

 

Among the agenda items for discussion and possible action will be a timeline for Accelerated Instruction Waiver; awarding proposal for school vehicles and scheduling of required board member training.

 

As always, the meetings are open to the public.

0
comments


Goodwill Industries' job fair being held today at Texas Workforce Solutions in Center


Goodwill Industries of East Texas will hold a job fair at Texas Workforce Solutions in Center today, Friday.

 

Goodwill Industries will be opening a new store in Center in the former Wal-Mart building at the north traffic intersection within the next couple of weeks.

 

Goodwill will be hiring for all positions, including retail store manager, clerks, cashiers, sales floor workers, production works and donations workers.

 

Today's job fair will be from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

 

A complete job announcement outlining all duties required is available under jobs available tab at goodwilleasttexas.com.

 

You're reminded to bring a resume to today's job fair.

0
comments


Funeral Notices: 11/14/14


Jeter Memorial Funeral Home in Pearland and Mangum Funeral Home announce a graveside service for 72-year old Gary Wayne Sharp of Pearland. He passed away Monday at his home. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Short Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces graveside service for 55-year old Freddie Earl Pope of Center. Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. this morning at Blackjack Cemetery in Nacogdoches County. A visitation will be held prior to the graveside service beginning at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Watson & Sons Funeral Home to assist with final expenses.

 

Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces service for 86-year old Mrs. Lula Mae Wilson Martin of Timpson. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson, with interment at Smyrna Cemetery. A Wake will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Timpson.

 

Hicks Mortuary of Center announces service for 72-year old Lawrence James Garrett of the East Liberty Community. Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at East Liberty Baptist Church, with interment at Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hicks Chapel.

 

Hicks Mortuary announces a graveside service for 68-year old Jacquelin Richards of Galena Park, formerly of Tenaha. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation is today at Hicks Chapel.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 59-year old Mr. Elgia Blount of Hemphill. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Knox Chapel in Hemphill, with interment at Lane Town Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 to service time Saturday at Knox Chapel.

0
comments


Local Sports Round up 11/14/14; Shelbyville's Sparks inks with SFA, San Augustine advances in state playoffs, Shelbyville & Timpson play tonight


Another Shelby County student/athlete has signed an Early National Letter of Intent to further their education, as Shelbyville Lady Dragon Caleigh Sparks signed to play softball at SFA. The signing event was held Wednesday with coaches, faculty, family and friends present. Caleigh is the daughter of Shad and Sandy Sparks.

 

The first round of the state high school football playoffs began last night and the San Augustine Wolves take a 24-13 win over Harleton in a Class 2A, Div. I bi-district game in Carthage. The Wolfpack will advance to area to take on Centerville next week. At this time, the game is tentatively set to be played in Troup next Friday night.

 

In Palestine, not as good results for the Garrison Bulldogs, as Franklin comes away with a 57-13 win.

 

In Lufkin last night, it was Jasper over Kilgore, 34-6.

 

Tonight's games:

 

Shelbyville (8-1) will play Ore City (8-2) at 7:30 p.m. in New London. The winner will play Alto in the second round next week.

 

Center Broadcasting will air the game on Q-100 KQBB. You can also hear the games via our website at cbc-radio.com.

 

By the way, you can download the free Tune-in Radio app for your I-phone or Android device and listen to any of our stations.

 

Timpson (4-5) vs. Evadale (7-3) at 7 p.m. in Hemphill. The winner has Chilton in the area round. At 3:45 this afternoon Bear Fans are being asked to line Bear Drive to help send off the football team as they head to the first round of the playoffs. Bring your noisemakers and spirit signs.

The Tenaha Tigers have a first-round. They’ll play the Cumby-Hubbard winner. That games being played tonight in Crandall.

 

The Logansport Tigers will host East Iberville at 7 p.m. tonighit.

 

Other area teams in the state football playoffs:

 

Henderson (8-2) vs. Silsbee (4-6) Friday 7:00pm Martin Stadium, Lufkin

 

Nacogdoches (7-3) vs. Marshall (6-4) Friday 7:30pm Pine Tree Pirate Stadium, Longview

 

Longview (8-2) vs. Lufkin (6-4) Friday 7:30pm Rose Stadium, Tyler

 

Carthage (5-5) vs. Little Cypress-Mauriceville (5-5) Saturday 7:00pm Martin Stadium, Lufkin

 

Center Roughrider Stadium will be the site of a Class 3A, Div. II first-round playoff game tonight as Kirbyville plays Elkhart at 7:30 p.m.

 

Also, San Augustine is hosting the East Chambers vs. Palestine Westwood playoff game tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Wolf Stadium.

 

Girls' high school basketball action, the Tenaha Lady Tigers and Garrison Lady Bulldogs continue play in the Chireno tournament today through Saturday; and the Timpson Lady Bears will host Mount Enterprise at 10 a.m. Saturday.

 

 

 

 

0
comments


It's Friday!! Burr...Freeze Warning till 10 a.m., sunny & cold today, rain returns Saturday night


FREEZE WARNING TILL 10 A.M.
 
Today: Sunny, with a high near 46. North wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
 
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 49. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Saturday Night: A 70% chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming northeast after midnight. 
 
Sunday: A 60% chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. Northeast wind around 10 mph. 
 
Sunday Night: A 50% chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
 
Monday: A 20% chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.
 
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 26.
 
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 46.

0
comments


National Weather Service issues Freeze Warning from 7 p.m. this evening to 10 a.m. Friday


...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM CST
FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A FREEZE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM CST
FRIDAY.

* EVENT...ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO BRING COLD
  TEMPERATURES TO THE AREA. THIS WILL RESULT IN TEMPERATURES
  FALLING INTO THE TWENTIES WITH A FEW UPPER TEENS POSSIBLE NORTH
  OF INTERSTATE 30.

* TIMING...TEMPERATURES WILL FALL BELOW FREEZING IN MANY LOCATIONS
  BY 7 PM THIS EVENING...REMAINING BELOW FREEZING THROUGH 10 AM
  FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACT...TENDER OUTDOOR VEGETATION WILL BE KILLED OR SEVERELY
  DAMAGED BY SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES. BE SURE EXPOSED PIPES ARE
  WRAPPED AND MAINTAIN A WARM PLACE FOR OUTDOOR PETS TO STAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR
HIGHLY LIKELY.

0
comments


Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 11/12/14--11/13/14


Arrest Report

 

11/12/14—11/13/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Adam McDaniel, 37, Carthage, Panola County Warrant-Theft

 

Stuart Bennett, 46, Tenaha, Warrant-Possession of Preserved Species

 

Kathleen Edwards, 24, Dallas, Dallas County Warrant-Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

Quincy Demond Handy, 34, Timpson, Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

Cullen Kendrick, 18, Joaquin, Driving While Intoxicated

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

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

0
comments


Partly sunny & cool today, below freezing temps tonight


Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 46. North wind 10 to 15 mph.
 
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. North wind around 5 mph.
 
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. East wind around 5 mph.
 
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Saturday Night: A 60% chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
 
Sunday: A 50% chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51.
 
Sunday Night: A 20% chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.
 
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.

0
comments


You're reminded of the "3-Ps" & elderly with below freezing temperatures expected tonight


Pets, pipes & plants, the "3-Ps" will need to be protected the next couple of nights as low temperatures are expected to drop well below seasonal normals.

 

Mid to upper 20s will no doubt bring with it needed protection from the cold.

 

Outside pets, especially dogs and cats should have a shelter from the freezing temps with good bedding and a heat source if possible.

 

Exposed water pipes and faucets should be wrapped with insulation, and air vents under pier-and-beam foundations should also be closed off until it warms.

 

As for plants, if you have foliage in pots or containers, take them inside the house or garage. If you can't take plants inside, cover with a blanket from the elements.

 

In addition, use caution with your heating devices and if you use a space heater or fireplace, stay aware of what objects are placed near an open flame.

 

For furnaces when they're turned on, make sure the pilot lights are lit and everything appears to be in working order.

 

Another reminder, check on your elderly family members and neighbors during cold weather to make sure they have a reliable heat source and are safe.

0
comments


Nacogdoches man dies in auto-pedestrian accident near Joaquin Wednesday


An auto-pedestrian accident on Hwy. 7 west of Joaquin, near Flat Fork Creek Wednesday afternoon has left a Nacogdoches man dead.

 

According to DPS Communications Lufkin, 34-year old Arthur Edward Rogers was standing outside a parked 2006 GMC pickup on the westbound lane, some four miles from Joaquin, when he was struck by an eastbound 2001 Ford Excursion SUV driven by 54-year old Sheila Dixon of Center.

 

he accident occurred at 3:40 p.m. and was investigated by DPS Trooper Dustin Ramos.

 

Apparently Ms. Dixon came across her lane of travel, struck Rogers and continued onward until she was stopped.

 

Arthur Rogers was pronounced dead at the scene by JP Pct. 3 Margie Anderson.

 

The incident continues under investigation, and it’s not known if any charges will be filed.

 

There are reports from family members that Ms. Dixon may have been suffering from a medical condition, as she was reported to be driving erratically by witnesses.

0
comments


Coach says player, "...made it right" with team, suspended Dragon will play Friday, Watson remains out


We want to update a story we had on this newscast Wednesday.

 

Center Broadcasting was able to confirm yesterday afternoon that one of the two Shelbyville Dragon Football players suspended for breaking the team rule for playing in a pick-up basketball game last weekend will play Friday night.

 

Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Jason Ferguson said Dragon Linebacker Qay Mallard, “Did the right thing for his team by making it right, and got back into good graces.” That response corrected my asking if Mallard had been “reinstated”.

 

As for Quarterback CJ Watson, he’s still suspended. I’ve been able to confirm through an unnamed individual with strong ties to the community that the decision to suspended Mallard & Watson was made by their peers—the Dragon team, not coaches.

 

Shelbyville takes on Ore City Friday night in New London in a bi-district game.

0
comments


Challenger declared winner in San Augustine ISD Trustee race


There’s now a winner in the San Augustine ISD School Board Race for Position 3.

 

Election Administrator Deborah Woods says that challenger Patricia McClure edged out incumbent Ryan Garcia by one vote, 685-684.

 

She said after six provisional ballots and two overseas ballots were counted by the Early Voting Board, McClure came away the winner.

 

The Nov. 4 election had ended in a dead heat.

0
comments


Hemphill man booked with first-degree murder in death of infant


The Hemphill man arrested Tuesday in the death of a five-month old Sabine County girl has been charged with first-degree murder, and remains in jail on a $250,000 bond.

 

The child has been identified as Sophia Cantanosa and cause of death is by some type of head trauma.

 

Charged in the incident is 25-year old Matthew Hudson, the boyfriend of the child’s mother.

 

Hudson was taking care of Sophia while the mother was at work.

 

The arrest warrant on Hudson was for first-degree murder, and the investigation revealed Hudson was reckless.

 

Sabine County authorities say if its found Hudson intentionally harmed the child, the charge will be upgraded to capital murder.

 

0
comments


Rider Dalton Horton makes history signing Div. I National Letter of Intent with TCU


A little history was made at Center High School yesterday when Roughrider Baseball pitcher Dalton Horton signed his National Letter of Intent to further his education and play baseball for nationally recognized program Texas Christian University. Before his teammates, coaches and family, the 6-5 left-hander "inked" with TCU and officially became a Horned Frog. Dalton said there's been a lot of hardwork to get to this point and said the moment was special as family, friends and teammates were on hand for the occasion.

 

Dalton's parents, Paul and Tara Horton said it was "a thrill of a lifetime" to have their son sign. It's been 37 years since a Roughrider Baseball player signed a Div. I National Letter of Intent, and Head Baseball Coach David Shepherd said the event is reflective upon the Rider program and where it's headed. He added it was a very special day in Dalton's career.

 

Dalton pitched a no-hitter last season and struck out a career high 20 batters in the no-no against Huntington. He thanked everyone for their support, and said his goal this season is for him and his Rider teammates to go out and win a state championship.

 

Center Roughrider pitcher Dalton Horton with family on National Early Signing Day at Center High School inking with TCU. Back from left, brother-in-law, Chris Hartt, sister, Megan Hartt, and parents, Tara and Paul Horton. CBC Photo

 

 

 

0
comments


Gas prices take slower drop in past week


The drop in gasoline prices slowed somewhat over the past week.

 

According to gasbuddy.com, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Texas is averaging $2.72 a gallon, that's down three cents in the past week.

 

In Louisiana, a gallon’s averaging $2.76, down a nickel in a week.

 

Nationally, the average is $2.92, which is three 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, it’s below the statewide average as the lowest we found was $2.71 at Wal-Mart, down only a penny in the past week. 

0
comments


Timpson FFA Greenhand Chapter Conducting team headed to state competition


The Timpson FFA Greenhand Chapter Conducting Team is headed to the state contest after taking 2nd place at the Area IX Leadership Development event recently.

 

A Greenhand FFA member means the student’s first year in FFA, which in many schools would be freshmen in high school. However, Timpson ISD offers its first agriculture class in the eighth grade.

 

Chapter conducing is a leadership event where members used parliamentary procedure to perform a mock meeting.

 

Team members include McKenzie Burgay, Triston Smith, Sara Duke, Hope Milford, Madelyn Ramsey, Ryan Golden and Macey Jo Hanson.

 

They are sponsored by Jacob Spivey. State competition is Dec. 5 & 6 in Hunstville.

 

0
comments


Center Middle School Beta Club collects some 1,500 cans of food for Outreach Ministries


The Center Middle School Beta Club recently held a canned food drive for "Helping Hands," an Outreach Program through Shelby County Outreach Ministries. Members of Beta Club helped collect about 1,500 canned food items to restock their pantries for the upcoming holiday season. The students collected, boxed, and loaded the items that will be delivered soon just in time for the holidays.

0
comments


Shelby County Chamber of Commerce to hold ribbon cutting for Center Christian Academy Nov. 21


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite the public to join them as the welcome new chamber member Center Christian Academy and to celebrate a grand opening ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21 at the school’s new facilities on Hwy. 87 north, Timpson Hwy.

0
comments


Local Sports Round up 11/13/14; San Augustine takes on Harleton, Garrison against Franklin in state playoffs tonight


The first round of the state high school football playoffs begin tonight.

 

San Augustine (5-5) takes on Harleton (8-2) at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Carthage Bulldog Stadium. The winner gets Centerville in area. Center Broadcasting will carry the game on 925 KXXE. You can also hear the game via our website, cbc-radio.com. Just click on the KXXE “listen live” button on the homepage.

 

Also, the (4-5) Garrison Bulldogs will meet (8-1) Franklin at 7 p.m. tonight in Palestine. The winner will play the Maypearl/Jarrell winner next.

 

Friday games:

 

Shelbyville (8-1) will play Ore City (8-2) at 7:30 p.m. in New London. The winner will play Alto in the second round next week.

 

Center Broadcasting will air the Shelbyville playoff game on Q-100 KQBB. You can also hear the games via our website at cbc-radio.com.

 

By the way, you can download the free Tune-in Radio app for your I-phone or Android device and listen to any of our stations.

 

Timpson (4-5) vs. Evadale (7-3) 7 p.m. Friday in Hemphill. The winner has Chilton in the area round. At 3:45 on Friday Bear Fans are being asked to line Bear Drive to help send off the football team as they head to the first round of the playoffs. Bring your noisemakers and spirit signs.

 

The Tenaha Tigers have a first-round. They’ll play the Cumby-Hubbard winner.

 

The Logansport Tigers will host East Iberville at 7 p.m. Friday.

 

Other area teams in the state football playoffs:

 

Jasper (7-3) vs. Kilgore (4-6) tonight 7:00pm Martin Stadium, Lufkin

 

Henderson (8-2) vs. Silsbee (4-6) Friday 7:00pm Martin Stadium, Lufkin

 

Nacogdoches (7-3) vs. Marshall (6-4) Friday 7:30pm Pine Tree Pirate Stadium, Longview

 

Longview (8-2) vs. Lufkin (6-4) Friday 7:30pm Rose Stadium, Tyler

 

Carthage (5-5) vs. Little Cypress-Mauriceville (5-5) Saturday 7:00pm Martin Stadium, Lufkin

 

Center Roughrider Stadium will be the site of a Class 3A, Div. II first-round playoff game Friday as Kirbyville plays Elkhart at 7:30 p.m.

 

Girls' high school basketball action, the Tenaha Lady Tigers and Garrison Lady Bulldogs are scheduled to start play in the Chireno tournament today through Saturday; and the Timpson Lady Bears will host Mount Enterprise at 10 a.m. Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

0
comments


Funeral Notices: 11/13/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces graveside service for 55-year old Freddie Earl Pope of Center. He passed away Tuesday in Center. Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Blackjack Cemetery in Nacogdoches County. A visitation will be held prior to the graveside service beginning at 10 a.m. Among Freddie Pope's survivors are sons, John & Angela Pope, Jeremy & Tiffany Pope, and Josh Long, all of Center; special friend and wife, Rebecca Lynn Pope; sisters, Bonita Pope of New Caney and Juanita Pope of Nacogdoches; and brothers, Donald Witt & Ronald Witt, both of Splendora. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Watson & Sons Funeral Home to assist with final expenses.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces graveside service for 59-year old Spencer Dale Battles of Center. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. this morning at White Rock Cemetery, Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Watson & Sons Funeral Home to assist with final expenses.

 

Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces service for 86-year old Mrs. Lula Mae Wilson Martin of Timpson. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson, with interment at Smyrna Cemetery. A Wake will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Timpson.

 

Hicks Mortuary of Center announces pending service for 67-year old Mrs. Jacquelin Faye Richards of Galena Park, formerly of Tenaha.

 

Hicks Mortuary of Center announces service for 72-year old Lawrence James Garrett of the East Liberty Community. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at East Liberty Baptist Church, with interment at Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at East Liberty Baptist Church.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 59-year old Mr. Elgia Blount of Hemphill. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Knox Chapel in Hemphill, with interment at Lane Town Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 to service time Saturday at Knox Chapel.

0
comments


One of the Shelbyville football players previously suspended will play Friday night


Center Broadcasting has been able to confirm that one of the football players suspended earlier this week for playing in a pick-up basketball game off campus and violating a team rul will be able to play in the bi-district game against Ore City Friday night.

 

Shelbyville ISD and Head Football Coach Jason Ferguson told us this afternoon that Qay Mallard, a linebacker for the Dragons, will be suited out and play.

 

We'll have more details Thursday.

0
comments


Two Shelbyville football starters suspended for reportedly violating team policy, another expected to not play due to injury


It appears the Shelbyville Dragons will enter the state football playoffs Friday without three starters.

 

Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Jason Ferguson advised our sportscater Don Wall that running back Octavian Burrell, Quarterback CJ Watson and Linebacker Qay Mallard will not play this week.

 

Coach Ferguson said Burrell has a leg ligament issue, and Watson and Mallard’s absence was due to violating team policies. Coach Ferguson did not elaborate in his communications with Wall, just to say it was, “Quite the blow, but we (the Dragon team) will stay the course of what is right.”

 

Several un-named sources say the violation reportedly involved Watson and Mallard playing in a pick-up basketball game off campus last weekend--which is said to be against team rules, apparently to avoid injuries.

 

Center Broadcasting made several unsuccessful attempts to reach Coach Ferguson yesterday to inquire more about the suspensions, the team rule and for how long.

 

Shelbyville ISD Superintendent Dr. Ray West told me he was aware of the suspensions, but would not comment. He referred me to Coach Ferguson.

 

We’ll advise if any more information becomes available concerning the suspension of two Shelbyville Dragon football players for Friday night’s playoff game.

 

The Dragons finished the regular season 8-1 and co-champions of Dist. 10-2A, Div. 1. They’ll play Ore City Friday night in New London in a bi-district match-up.

0
comments


Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 11/11/14--11/12/14


Arrest Report

 

11/11/14—11/12/14

 

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.

0
comments


Sunny & below seasonal temperatures forecast, hard freeze expected Thursday night


Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. North wind 10 to 15 mph.
 
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. North wind around 10 mph.
 
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 46. North wind 10 to 15 mph.
 
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. North wind around 5 mph.
 
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.
 
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 48.
 
Saturday Night: A 70% chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
 
Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 49.

0
comments


Joaquin man escapes stalled equipment before it's struck by train


A Joaquin man escaped life-threatening injuries when the piece of heavy equipment he was operating became disabled on train tracks last Friday afternoon, and it was struck by a Union Pacific locomotive.

 

According to an article on ShelbyCountyToday.com, 67-year old Steve Cockrell was operating a CASE Track Hoe and was maneuvering in between private property over a private railroad crossing when it stopped operating on the tracks just before 1 p.m.

 

The report says Cockrell was able to escape and attempts were made to slow the train, but efforts failed, with the train striking the track hole sending it spinning off the tracks.

 

The train conductor, 39-year old James Adams, Jr. was taken by ACE EMC to ETMC Carthage for minor leg injury.

 

A long delay for the train resulted.

 

The incident was investigated by DPS Trooper Keith Jones.

 

There were no citations reportedly issued.

0
comments


Four new Center ISD Board members to take oath of office Friday evening


The four new members of the Center ISD Board of Trustees will receive the oath of office at the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Friday night.

 

James Greer, Traci Willoughby, Daphne LaRock and John Henry Holloway will all take their positions.

 

The meeting is usually held on Thursday, but is being held a day later than normal.

 

The board will also reorganize with the election of officers.

 

Among the agenda items for discussion and possible action will be a timeline for Accelerated Instruction Waiver; awarding proposal for school vehicles and scheduling of required board member training.

 

As always, the meetings are open to the public.

0
comments


Man charged in death of Sabine County five-year-old


A Hemphill man has been charged with the murder of a five-month-old child in Sabine County.

 

Sabine County Sheriff's Department say 25-year Matthew Hudson was taken into custody Tuesday. Authorities are saying the baby's death appears to have been caused by head trauma.

 

The little girl was taken to the Sabine County Hospital in Hemphill unresponsive last Friday then airlifted to a Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston where she died Sunday.

 

Hudson is reported to be the boyfriend of the little girl’s mother. The mother was said to be at work. The investigation continues.

 

Photo courtesy of Sabine County Sheriff's Office

0
comments


San Augustine Food Pantry site for free Pneumonia, Flu shots today


Angelina County and Cities Health District will be at the San Augustine Food Pantry providing FREE Pneumonia Vaccinations and Free Flu shots for the uninsured today, Nov. 12. No appointment is necessary. Flu vaccine is available for ages 4 and older.  The San Augustine Food Pantry is located at the Senior Citizen Building at 401 S. Bolivar.

0
comments


San Augustine author explores aspects of prayer in new book


A San Augustine author announces the nationwide release of his new book, "Little Book on Prayer."

 

The Rev. Justin Griffin discusses the different aspects of prayer on the life a Christian. The book cuts to the chase and directly answers several questions people have about prayer.

 

As a pastor and person with physical disability, Griffin says he has experienced the true, life-changing value of God-centered prayers and wants to share that with his readers.

 

Griffin has a masters in general theology from Columbia International University, South Carolina, and lost his sight in his late teens.

 

"Little Book on Prayer" is published by Tate Publishing, and is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.

0
comments


Shelbyville ISD to hold community health fair Nov. 18, free screenings offered


Shelbyville ISD is having their Community Health Fair Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Shelbyville Cafetorium. There will be free screenings; information and door prizes, and flu shots will be available. Nacogdoches Medical Center will conduct free Glucose & Cholesterol screenings. The Shelbyville ISD Open House will be held from 4 to 6 p.m.

0
comments


Timpson High School to hosts blood drive Nov. 18


Timpson High School will host a blood drive on Tuesday, November 18th. The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center coach will set up in the front high school parking lot. 

0
comments


Lifetree Cafe program Thursday evening discusses the Bible


Whether the Bible is real, reliable and relevant will be discussed at Lifetree Cafe at 6 p.m. Thursday. The Lifetree event, title, "The Bible: Real? Relevant? Reliable? features a filmed interview with Eugene Peterson, author of the best-seller, The Message. Admission is free to the 60-minute event. Lifetree Cafe is located at The Little Fox Marketplace in downtown Center across from the Rio Theatre.

0
comments


Funeral Notices: 11/12/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces pending service for 55-year old Freddie Pope of Martinsville.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces graveside service for 59-year old Spencer Dale Battles of Center. He passed away Monday in Nacogdoches. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. this evening at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at White Rock Cemetery, Center. Among Spencer Dale Battles' survivors is his wife, Sue Battles of Center; children, Shamarie Battles of Lufkin, Shonda Bryce of Center and John Travis Thompson of San Antonio; mother, Laverne Battles of Center; sisters, Patricia & John Massey of Center, and Helen & Richard Gangluff of Houston; brother, Kirk and Madeline Battles of Center; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joyce & Lamar North of Shelbyville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Watson & Sons Funeral Home to assist with final expenses.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 93-year old Maurene Borders Jones of Center. She passed away Monday in Nacogdoches. Service will be at 2 p.m. this afternoon at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park. She was the former owner of Center Motor Company. Among Maurene Borders Jones' survivors are her six children, Ray Jones, Jeff & Karen Jones, Mike & Cherry Jones, Deck & Montie Jones, Jennifer & Tim Wulf and Jack & Betty Jones, In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to the charity of your choice.

 

Community Funeral Home of Timpson announces service for 86-year old Mrs. Lula Mae Wilson Martin of Timpson. She passed away Monday at CHI St. Luke’s Health in Lufkin. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson, with interment at Smyrna Cemetery. A Wake will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Timpson. Among Lula Mae Wilson Martin’s survivors are sisters, Hattie Scourton of Timpson, Lucy Mae & Lee Harris of Corpus Christi, Ethel Lee Bussey of California and Bernice Robinson of Corpus Christi.

 

Hicks Mortuary of Center announces pending service for 67-year old Mrs. Jacquelin Faye Richards of Galena Park, formerly of Tenaha.

 

Hicks Mortuary of Center announces service for 72-year old Lawrence James Garrett of the East Liberty Community. He passed away Friday at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at East Liberty Baptist Church, with interment at Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at East Liberty Baptist Church.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 59-year old Mr. Elgia Blount of Hemphill. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Knox Chapel in Hemphill, with interment at Lane Town Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 to service time Saturday at Knox Chapel.

0
comments


Local Sports Round up 11/12/14


Center Roughrider football fans will want to take note. The quarterback of the Spring Hill football team is recovering in a Dallas area hospital after suffering a life-threatening concussion in the game with Atlanta last Friday night.

 

Senior Garrett Plumlee took a hit late in the third quarter, and training staff took immediate precautions and called an ambulance. While en route to Longview Regional Medical Center, Plumlee reportedly had to be resuscitated by medical officials.

 

Doctors had Plumlee flown to a Plano hospital Saturday after it was discovered he was experiencing brain hemorrhaging and could not breathe on his own.

 

After surgery was performed, word was received Sunday that Plumlee’s brain bleed had ceased and was able to be taken off life support. He woke up hours later and was coherent with no noticeable cognitive or functional issues outside some head trauma symptoms.

 

It’s reported Plumlee had suffered a broken leg the third game of the season and had returned to play in his final home game.

 

The first round of the state high school football playoffs begin this week, and we have several local teams involved.

 

San Augustine (5-5) takes on Harleton (8-2) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Carthage Bulldog Stadium. The winner gets Centerville in area.

 

Shelbyville (8-1) will play Ore City (8-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in New London. The winner will play Alto in the second round next week.

 

Center Broadcasting will air both the San Augustine and Shelbyville playoff games this week. We’ll have the San Augustine-Harleton game on 92.5 KXXE Thursday night; and the Shelbyville-Ore City game on Q-100 KQBB Friday night as Don Wall will be calling the action for both. You can also hear the games via our website at cbc-radio.com or download the free Tune-in Radio app for your I-phone or Android device.

 

Timpson (4-5) vs. Evadale (7-3) 7:30 p.m. Friday in Hemphill. The winner has Chilton in the area round. At 3:45 on Friday Bear Fans are being asked to line Bear Drive to help send off the football team as they head to the first round of the playoffs. Bring your noisemakers and spirit signs.

 

The Tenaha Tigers have a first-round. They’ll play the Cumby-Hubbard winner.

 

The (4-5) Garrison Bulldogs will meet (8-1) Franklin at 7 p.m. Thursday in Palestine. The winner will play the Maypearl/Jarrell winner next.

 

The Logansport Tigers will host East Iberville Friday.

 

Other area teams in the state football playoffs:

 

Carthage (5-5) vs. Little Cypress-Mauriceville (5-5) Saturday 7:00pm Martin Stadium, Lufkin

 

Henderson (8-2) vs. Silsbee (4-6) Friday 7:00pm Martin Stadium, Lufkin

 

Jasper (7-3) vs. Kilgore (4-6) Thursday 7:00pm Martin Stadium, Lufkin

 

Nacogdoches (7-3) vs. Marshall (6-4) Friday 7:30pm Pine Tree Pirate Stadium, Longview

 

Longview (8-2) vs. Lufkin (6-4) Friday 7:30pm Rose Stadium, Tyler

 

Center Roughrider Stadium will be the site of a Class 3A, Div. II first-round playoff game Friday as Kirbyville plays Elkhart at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

0
comments


Goodwill Industries job fair to be held Friday in Center


By now you've probably heard that Goodwill Industries of East Texas would be opening a retail store in Center within the next couple of weeks. To help staff the local store, a job fair will be held at Texas Workforce Solutions in Center this Friday, Nov. 14, not today, Wednesday as we had mentioned earlier.
 
Goodwill will be hiring for all positions, including retail store manager, assistant retail manater, retail (lead) clerk, cashiers, retail clerk, sales floor workers, production works and donations workers.
 
Friday's job fair will be from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
 
A complete job announcement outlining all duties required is available under jobs availale tab at goodwilleasttexas.com.
 
You're reminded to bring a resume to Friday's job fair at Texas Workforce Solutions in Center.
 

0
comments


Changes in-store for today's weather, coldest temps so far this season


.....LAKE WIND ADVISORY....
 
Veterans Day: A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon, then a slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 46 by 5pm. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. 
 
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. North wind around 10 mph.
 
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. North wind 10 to 15 mph.
 
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 48. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.
 
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.
 
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.
 
Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 48.

0
comments


UPDATE: Blue Norther headed to the Pineywoods


...AN ABRUPT CHANGE TO THE WEATHER WILL BE COMING TODAY AND WILL
HANG AROUND THROUGH THE UPCOMING WEEKEND IN THE FORM OF MUCH
COLDER TEMPERATURES...

MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED FOR THIS VETERANS DAY IN
THE WAKE OF AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT. EXPECT A TEMPERATURE DROP OF AT
LEAST 20 DEGREES BEHIND THIS BOUNDARY TODAY ALONG WITH STRONG
NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. AS A RESULT...A
LAKE WIND ADVISORY HAS BEEN POSTED TODAY FOR ALL OF THE FOUR STATE
REGION EXCEPT THE SOUTHERN AND EASTERN THIRD OF NORTHERN
LOUISIANA.

CLOUDS WILL CLEAR FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST LATER TODAY AND WITH
MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES EXPECTED TONIGHT ACROSS ALL BUT EAST CENTRAL
LOUISIANA...FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED FOR PORTIONS OF THE
FOUR STATE REGION TONIGHT. THESE FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE
EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTHERN HALF OF NORTHEAST TEXAS...SOUTHEAST
OKLAHOMA AND PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS. A FREEZE WARNING
WILL LIKELY BE POSTED LATER TODAY FOR THE OVERNIGHT HOURS TONIGHT.

THE COLD TEMPERATURES WILL HANG AROUND THROUGH THE UPCOMING
WEEKEND WITH THE COLDEST NIGHT LIKELY OCCURRING THURSDAY NIGHT
INTO FRIDAY MORNING WHERE WIDESPREAD FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE
LIKELY ACROSS THE ENTIRE FOUR STATE REGION.

AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION THIS WEEKEND...
BRINGING WITH IT INCREASING CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT ANY PRECIPITATION
THAT FALLS WILL BE OF THE LIQUID VARIETY BUT THIS WILL CONTINUE
TO BE MONITORED AS THE EVENT NEARS.

0
comments


Veterans' Day closings noted


It's Veterans' Day, an official United States holiday saluting veterans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. It's also a federal holiday that coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which is celebrated in other parts of the world and also marks the anniversary of the end of World War I, as major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th moth of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.

 

There is no mail delivery today, banks are closed, the Shelby and San Augustine County Courthouses are also closed for business, as are several statewide and local offices and businesses.

0
comments


San Augustine ISD Trustee race still undecided, hinges on ballot board's decision


One week after the election, there’s one race in the area still undecided. In the San Augustine ISD Board of Trustee election for Position 2, incumbent Ryan Garcia and Patricia McClure ended in a tie last Tuesday with each receiving 684 votes.

 

After yesterday’s deadline passed for “provisional” voters to have their photo ID verified and overseas votes in, San Augustine County Elections Administrator Deborah Woods tells us there are 8 possible ballots—one of which is from overseas, that could reveal who the winner is.

 

She tells us it would be up to the Early Voting Board to certify those vote, and with today being a holiday, it will likely be Wednesday when they meet.

 

She added if it’s still a tie, then a recount would be done and worst case, a coin flip could possibly determine the winner of the SAISD Position 3 race.

0
comments


Commissioners table annexation of subdivision road, again


Shelby County Commissioners decided to table action on annexing the road in the Land's End Subdivision at Monday's meeting till after they receive a copy of the property survey, and property lines are understood, due to the road being private.

 

The court had been approached with a petition by several property owners in the division asking for the county to take over maintenance of the half-mile road, located off FM 2026. The court had also tabled any action at a meeting last month.

 

Commissioner Bradley Allen said if the annexation is approved, his crew would only patch holes, since the road already has a good base.

 

Action may be taken on the annexation at the next meeting Nov. 24.

 

In other business yesterday, commissioners approved purchase of a used two-wheel drive loader for Pct. 3 for $129,000.

0
comments


Center PD warns of phone scam


The Center Police Department is advising everyone to take extra precautions of any and all unsolicited phone calls, texts, etc. which appear to involve some type of lottery or any other "money making" excursions.

 

More than likely, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

 

One of the phone numbers reported with one of many scams racing through the US is (876) 434-1214.

 

A caller by the given name of David Washington has been reported to be a representative of the "Great American Power Ball Sweepstakes".

 

THIS IS A SCAM!!! IT IS ADVISABLE NOT TO GIVE ANY OF YOUR INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE, INTERNET, ETC. UNLESS YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN WHO YOU ARE IN CONTACT WITH.

0
comments


Center City Council amends industrial sewage discharge ordinance, update received on MLK construction


At last night's Center City Council meeting, the governing body gave approval to an ordinance amending the Industrial Sewer Discharge Ordinance. City Manager Chad Nehring says with EPA standards higher than ever this will update the discharge allowances, enhance the ability to fine industrial discharges that violate maximum standards and establish monitoring standards for all customers, especially those with higher potential for metals in their waste stream.

 

The council accepted the Texas Department of Agriculture Texas Capital Fund Downtown Revitalization Grant Program, which offers grant funds toward projects to improve historic downtown with a match from the city.

 

In addition, city council approved the closure of streets for the annual parade from downtown to St. Therse Catholic Church on Dec. 12 in obervance of Feast of Our Lady Guadalupe; and approved the appointment of Joyce Mayberry to the Center Housing Authority Board, replacing Barbara Bittick, and the addition of Fern Thomas Jernigan, Jr. as a Center Police Dept. reserve officer.

 

Nehring added that the final sections of the MLK Drive reconstruction project should be installed this week, to allow for opening by the end of the month. He also said the Hutcherson Drive Center Motor Company street project should be going out for bids next week.

0
comments


Center man steals ambulance, stopped enroute to Houston


A Center man has been arrested by Polk County authorities after the ambulance he stole in Nacogdoches was stopped on U.S. Hwy. 59 early Sunday morning.

 

Reports say that 55-year old Derwin Wayne Armstrong took the vehicle from Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital around 3:30 a.m. Sunday and raced southward toward Houston before he was stopped about a half-hour later in Seven Oaks in Polk County with the use of roadway spikes.

 

Armstrong was booked for Evading Arrest/Detention with a Vehicle.

 

He was first spotted in Diboll going at high rate of speed with no emergency lights on. Armstrong was taken into custody without incident.

 

Derwin Armstrong (Photo courtesy of Polk County Sheriff's Office)

0
comments


Local schools, organizations, public paying tribute to America's Veterans today


Today is Veterans' Day, and there are several observances scheduled.

 

The Timpson ISD and Timpson American Legion Post 90 are sponsoring the Timpson Veterans' Day Celebration at 10 a.m., this morning at the Timpson High School Gymnasium. All veterans, families and friends are invited. A luncheon for veterans and their spouses will be served in the high school library.

 

Joaquin ISD Veterans’ Day Program will be held at 9 a.m. in the JHS Gymnasium. All veterans and their families will be honored with a breakfast in the JHS Library following the program. VFW Post 8904 and Ladies Auxiliary will be on hand to announce the winner of the 2014-15 Voice of Democracy winner, who's from Joaquin.

 

Tenaha Schools invites all veterans and military personnel from all branches of the military to join them for their Veterans’ Day Program at 9:30 a.m. in the school cafeteria. The program is being sponsored by the Tenaha High School BETA and Jr. BETA Clubs. Refreshments will be served after the program.

 

At 11 a.m. this moring, The San Augustine VFW, American Legion and San Augustine High School will host a program in the school gym.

 

At 2 pm this afternoon, VFW Post 8904 and the Ladies Auxiliary will be at Center Elementary School in celebration of Veteran’s Day. Vice Principal Rick Baker is asking as many veterans possible to show up to be honored by the kids. 

0
comments


Timpson ISD Trustees to have meeting this evening


The Timpson ISD Board of Trustees will have a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. this evening, and among the agenda items for discussion and possible action will be approval of a donation from Devon Energy for the "Bears in the Sky" Project; and an Emergency Operations Plan.

0
comments


San Augustine Motor Company holds celebration for 70th anniversary Monday


San Augustine Motor Company observed a milestone yesterday as it celebrated 70 years of business, all as a Ford Motor Company dealership, and all in the same building. Dan Fussell assumed leadership of the business from his dad W.H. Fussell who started doing business in downtown San Augustine in 1944. Now in its third generation of ownership, Fussell says it goes back to honesty and making it easy on the customer.

 

Fussell has employees that have been on the job 15 to 20 years, and growing up and running a San Augustine, he has a passion for small towns.

 

With son John and daughter Holly helping in the daily operations, "Dealin' Dan" says it's the family's desire is to get doing business in "beautiful Downtown San Augustine" as long as possible. Fussell said he's hoping they can make it to 100 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0
comments


The Rainbow Room hosting adoption reception for local families Friday


The Rainbow Room will host an adoption day reception at 9:30 a.m. this Friday, Nov. 15 at the working Shelby County Courthouse for two families who will complete the adoption process on that day. Members of the court, CPS personnel, CASA, Child Advocacy staff, Child Welfare Board volunteers, local adoption agencies are invited to join the Rainbow Room volunteers to congratulate these families.

0
comments


Funeral Notices: 11/11/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces pending service for 59-year old Spencer Dale Battles of Center. He passed away Monday in Nacogdoches.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 93-year old Maurene Borders Jones of Center. She passed away Monday in Nacogdoches. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. this evening at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Survivors will be announced soon.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home of San Augustine announces service for 86-year old Mrs. Jerry Evon Polk of Broaddus. Service will be at 1 p.m. this afternoon at First Baptist Church in Broaddus. The family chose cremation following the service. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today at Wyman Roberts.

 

Hicks Mortuary of Center announces service for 72-year old Lawrence James Garrett of the East Liberty Community. He passed away Friday at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at East Liberty Baptist Church, with interment at Thompson Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at East Liberty Baptist Church. Among Lawrence James Garrett's survivors is his wife, Jo Ethel Garret of Center; sons, Gregory & Lisa Garrett of Hewitt and Donald & Angelia Garrett of Mansfield, Texas; daughter, Tammie & Brian Marshall of Port Arthur and Tracy Johnson of Lufkin; brothers, Sammy Garrett of San Augustine and Willie & Ella Garrett of Brazoria; and sister, Linda Carter of Houston.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 59-year old Mr. Elgia Blount of Hemphill. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Knox Chapel in Hemphill, with interment at Lane Town Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 to service time Saturday at Knox Chapel.

0
comments


Local Sports Round up 11/11/14; Girls tip-off basketball season today, Dragons drop in AP poll after setback, Panola just misses national tourney


The girls' high school basketball season will tip-off today. The Shelbyville Lady Dragons will open up at Burkeville at 5:30 p.m.; the Timpson Lady Bears head to All-Saints in Tyler for a 6 p.m. start; the Joaquin Rams get underway at home with a 5 p.m. tip-off tomorrow against the San Augustine Lady Wolves; and the Tenaha Lady Tigers will be at the Garrison Lady Bulldogs in a 5:30 p.m. start Tuesday.

 

The final AP Texas High School Football Poll for the season was released Monday, and the Tenaha Tigers have fallen a spot to No. 16 in the Class 2A rankings. The Shelbyville Dragons were No. 11 last week, but after losing to West Sabine, they’ve fallen off the radar. West Sabine is No. 17, and Alto is No. 7 in the same poll.

 

The first round of the state high school football playoffs begin this week, and we have several local teams involved.

 

San Augustine (5-5) takes on Harleton (8-2) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Carthage Bulldog Stadium. The winner gets Centerville in area.

 

Shelbyville (8-1) will play Ore City (8-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in New London. The winner will play Alto in the second round next week.

 

Center Broadcasting will air both the San Augustine and Shelbyville playoff games this week. We’ll have the San Augustine-Harleton game on 92.5 KXXE Thursday night; and the Shelbyville-Ore City game on Q-100 KQBB Friday night as Don Wall will be calling the action for both. You can also hear the games via our website at cbc-radio.com or download the free Tune-in Radio app for your I-phone or Android device.

 

Timpson (4-5) vs. Evadale (7-3) 7:30 p.m. Friday in Hemphill. The winner has Chilton in the area round.

 

The Tenaha Tigers have a first-round. They’ll play the Cumby-Hubbard winner.

 

The (4-5) Garrison Bulldogs will meet (8-1) Franklin at 7 p.m. Thursday in Palestine. The winner will play the Maypearl/Jarrell winner next.

 

The Logansport Tigers will host East Iberville Friday.

 

Other area teams in the state football playoffs:

 

Carthage (5-5) vs. Little Cypress-Mauriceville (5-5) Saturday 7:00pm Martin Stadium, Lufkin

 

Henderson (8-2) vs. Silsbee (4-6) Friday 7:00pm Martin Stadium, Lufkin

 

Jasper (7-3) vs. Kilgore (4-6) Thursday 7:00pm Martin Stadium, Lufkin

 

Nacogdoches (7-3) vs. Marshall (6-4) Friday 7:30pm Pine Tree Pirate Stadium, Longview

 

Longview (8-2) vs. Lufkin (6-4) Friday 7:30pm Rose Stadium, Tyler

 

Center Roughrider Stadium will be the site of a Class 3A, Div. II first-round playoff game Friday as Kirbyville plays Elkhart at 7:30 p.m.

 

The Panola College Volleyball team fell one win short of earning a bid to the NJCAA National Tournament as they finished third in the Region XIV Conference tournament in Baytown. The Fillies fell to Tyler Junior College in four sets Sunday afternoon. Blinn College claimed the conference title, with TJC also qualifying for the national tournament.

 

0
comments


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT.....FIRST ARCTIC AIR OUTBREAK AFFECTING THE REGION BEGINNING ON TUESDAY...


A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL ENTER THE RED RIVER VALLEY REGION OF SOUTHEAST
OKLAHOMA AND ADJACENT SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS AND NORTHEAST TEXAS BY
EARLY TUESDAY MORNING...AND MOVE ACROSS THE THE FOUR STATE REGION
BY EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON. DAYTIME TEMPERATURES WILL BEGIN TO
DROP DURING THE AFTERNOON WITH THE PASSAGE OF THIS FRONT WITH
GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL INTO
THE 30S AREAWIDE OVERNIGHT WITH NORTHERLY WINDS ALLOWING WIND
CHILLS TO FALL INTO THE 20S...FOR BOTH TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
NIGHTS. AS WINDS ABATE THURSDAY NIGHT...OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL FALL BELOW
FREEZING ACROSS MOST OR ALL OF THE FOUR STATE AREA...INCLUDING
MUCH OF NORTHERN LOUISIANA AND NORTHEAST TEXAS WHICH HAVE YET TO
EXPERIENCE THE FIRST FREEZE OF THE AUTUMN SEASON. IN
ADDTION...DAYTIME TEMPERATURES BEGINNING WEDNESDAY...WILL STRUGGLE
TO REACH THE 50 DEGREE MARK FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

A COLD RAIN IS POSSIBLE...AS RAIN CHANCES WILL RETURN TO THE
REGION OVER THE WEEKEND. IN ADDITION...THESE COLD TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH AT LEAST THE EARLY PORTION OF THE NEXT WORKWEEK...AS ADDITIONAL
ARTIC AIR CONTINUES TO SPILL INTO THE REGION.

0
comments


Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 11/7/14--11/10/14


Arrest Report

 

11/7/14—11/10/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Cynthia A. Wright, 47, Longview, Driving While Intoxicated

 

Kenneth Beam, 27, Gary, Possession of Marijuana in a Drug Free Zone & Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Drug Free Zone

 

Stuart Bennett, 46, Tenaha, Warrant-Aggravated Kidnapping, Warrant-Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity & Violation of Probation, Original Charge: Evading Arrest with a Vehicle

 

Timothy Adam Howard, 36, Nacogdoches, Warrant-Driving While Intoxicated-Bond Forfeiture & Warrant-Prohibited Substance in a Correctional Facility

 

THLA UK, 31, Lufkin, Driving While Intoxicated-1st Offense

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

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

 

 

0
comments


Shelby County Commissioners to consider annexation of subdivision road this morning


The Shelby County Commissioners' Court will possibly take action on annexation of a road in the Lands End Subdivision on FM 2026 when they meet at 9:30 a.m. this morning.

 

Action was tabled last month after a petition was submitted to the court containing the signature of 15 property owners of the subdivision seeking assistance with upkeep of the half-mile long roadway located in Pct. 4. Commissioner Bradley Allen advised the court he would look more into the possibility and report on his findings. Public comment on the matter will take place prior to any action.

 

In addition, Shelby County Commissioners are expected to give the County Auditor Clint Porterfield authority to conduct an audit of the Shelby County Sheriff Forfeiture Funds per Code of Criminal Procedure; in addition to approving Pct. 3 to purchase a new or used rubber tire for a front end loader through the Buy Board and amend Pct. 3's budget for equipment purchase from previous year cash carry forward.

0
comments


San Augustine County Commissioners' Court meeting this morning instead of Tuesday


The San Augustine County Commissioners’ Court will meet at 9 a.m. Monday morning with a short agenda.

 

Among the items for discussion and appropriate action will be the approval of the 2015 holiday schedule and a fee free weekend for Veterans at Townsend Park.

 

The commissioners’ court meeting was moved from Tuesday to Monday due to Veterans’ Day.

 

San Augustine County Commissioners will also have a meeting at 9 a.m. Friday morning to canvass the results of the Nov. 4 election.

0
comments


Center City Council meets today to consider several items


The Center City Council will have a regular meeting at 5 p.m. this afternoon, and among the agenda items for discussion and possible action will be an ordinance amending the Industrial Sewer Discharge Ordinance; accepting the Texas Department of Agriculture Texas Capital Fund Downtown Revitalization Program Grant; and a street closure for a parade from the square to St. Therese Catholic Church on Dec. 12.

 

The council is also expected to make appointments to the Center Housing Authority Board, and a Center Police Reserve Officer; and call a special called meeting on Nov. 17 to canvass election results from Nov. 4.

0
comments


Shelbyville ISD Board of Trustees to meet this evening


The Shelbyville ISD Board of Trustees have a regular meeting at 6 p.m. this evening and among the agenda items for discussion and approval will be the district's emergency plan and a district/campus improvement plan.

0
comments


UPDATE: Arrest made by sheriff's office in "complex investigation"


Last Friday we told you of multiple arrests by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department on warrants of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity and Aggravated Kidnapping, we have more information concerning the events.

 

According to Sheriff Willis Blackwell, the “complex investigation” began when deputies were dispatched to FM 711 last Tuesday evening in reference to an un-named assault victim walking down the road.

 

She was transferred by ACE EMS to CHI St. Luke’s Hospital in San Augustine. It was determined she had been assaulted, bound and kidnapped.

 

On Wednesday, a “high risk” arrest warrant at a residence on Hwy. 96 north of Center was executed with 46-year old Stuart Bennett of Tenaha taken into custody for Aggravated Assault-Family Violence and then Aggravated Kidnapping and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity.

 

Last Thursday, four Center individuals were arrested, 48-year old Mathew Lee Anderson, 53-year old Glenna Leah Benson, 20-year old Brittany Danielle Benson and 23-year old Craig Phillip Perez, all charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity and Aggravated Kidnapping.

 

Sheriff Blackwell said the more charges are pending as the investigation unfolds.

 

0
comments


Center ISD, Southwest Food Service invites you to eat Thanksgiving meal with your student


The Center ISD and Southwest Foodservice Excellence invite parents, grandparents, and family members to a special Thanksgiving lunch this month. Tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 11 lunch will be served at Center Intermediate and Middle School; Nov. 13 at Center Elementary; Nov. 18 at F.L. Moffett; and Nov. 20 at Center High School.

 

The menu will consist of Oven Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Cornbread Stuffing, Seasoned Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Warm Wheat Rolls, and Homemade Pumpkin Bar, all for $4 per visitor. Contact your student's school for specific lunch times.

0
comments


San Augustine Motor Company holding 70th anniversary celebration today


San Augustine Motor Company will have a 70th anniversary celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at the dealership. Refreshments will be served. Congratulations to the Fussell family!

0
comments


Goodwill Industries to hold job fair Wednesday for opening of Center location


We told you last week that Goodwill Industries of East Texas would be opening a retail store in Center within the next several weeks.

 

Goodwill Industries will have a job fair the Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Texas Workforce Solutions.

 

Goodwill will be hiring for all positions which include retail store manager, assistant retail manager, retail (lead) clerk, cashiers, retail clerk, sales floor workers, production workers, and donations workers.

 

A complete job announcement outlining all duties required in this classification is available under jobs available tab at GoodwillEastTexas.com. Be sure and bring your resume.

 

The Goodwill store will be located in the north end of the old Wal-mart building at the North Traffic Intersection in Center, next to Burke's Outlet.

0
comments


Veterans to be recognized today by VFW, Ladies' Auxiliary, several programs on tap for Tuesday


Tuesday is Veterans' Day, and there are several events scheduled. However, today VFW Post 8904 and the Ladies Auxiliary will be involved in two events today.

 

At 10 a.m. this morning they will be at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center to honor five veterans who are residents and at 2 p.m. this afternoon at Holiday Nursing Home to honor their 16 veterans. If you have family members at either location, you're invited to join them.

 

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. A luncheon for veterans and their spouses will be served in the high school library provided by the THS staff as a way to thank veterans for their service.

 

Joaquin ISD Veterans’ Day Program will be held Tuesday, November 11 in the JHS Gymnasium starting at 9:00am. All veterans and their families will be honored with a breakfast in the JHS Library following the program. VFW Post 8904 and Ladies Auxiliary will be on hand to announce the winner of the 2014-15 Voice of Democracy winner, who's from Joaquin.

 

Tenaha Schools invites all veterans and military personnel from all branches of the military to join them for their Veterans’ Day Program on Tuesday, November 11, at 9:30 a.m. in the school cafeteria. The program is being sponsored by the Tenaha High School BETA and Jr. BETA Clubs. Military family members and community members are invited. Refreshments will be served after the program.

 

At 11 a.m. Tuesday, The San Augustine VFW, American Legion and San Augustine High School will host a program in the school gym.

 

At 2 pm Tuesday, VFW Post 8904 and the Ladies Auxiliary will be at Center Elementary School joining Uncle Sam and over 600 kids in celebration of Veteran’s Day. Vice Principal Rick Baker is asking as many veterans possible to show up to be honored by the kids. If you are a veteran and have a child, grandchild, niece, nephew, cousin or any other relative that attends Center Elementary please join us and let your student show you off.

 

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 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.

0
comments


Funeral Notices: 11/10/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 78-year old Faye Myers May of Logansport. She passed away Friday at her residence. Service will be at 11 a.m. this morning at the First Baptist Church in Logansport, with interment in the O.E. Price Memorial Cemetery in Logansport. Among Faye Myers May’s survivors is daughters, Vicki May & Coy Hassell of Wyoming and Karen May & Dennis Matthews of Logansport; sister, Gail Myers of West Monroe, La.; and brother, Chrles Myers of Pineville, La. Memorial donations may be made to the Matthews-Wiggins Scholarship Fund or to the First Baptist Church in Logansport.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces service for 83-year old Billy Ray Fults of Center. He passed away Saturday at his residence. Service will be at 2 p.m. this afternoon at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. He retired from Bruce Hardwood Floors where he was a supervisor for many years. He also served in the U.S. Air Force. Among Billy Ray Fults’ survivors is his wife, Belle Fults of Center; children, Lecia Holt & Ricky Chandler of Joaquin, Billy Michael & Liz Fults of Joaquin, and Norissa & Grady Mays of Weatherford; sisters, Juanita Harkness of Nacogdoches; sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law, Leither & Mervil Crawford of Center, Minnie & Doyle Amidon of Chireno and Joyce Ann Lowe of Palestine.

 

Garrison Funeral Home announces graveside service for 57-year old Cynthia Saxton of Garrison. She passed away Saturday at her residence. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at Garrison Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at Cold Spring Cemetery, Garrison. Among Cynthia Saxton’s survivors is her husband, Billy Floyd Saxton of Garrison; mother, Ruby Lou Yarbrough of Garrison; brothers, Thomas T. & Linda Yarbrough of Nacogdoches and Bill Yarbrough of Nacogdoches; and step-son, Bobby Saxton of Huntsville.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home of San Augustine announces service for 91-year old Mrs. Mary Marie (Fussell) Nichols of San Augustine. She passed away Saturday at Colonial Pines Nursing Home in San Augustine. She worked as a nurse many years in Nacogdoches. Service will be at 2 p.m. today at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church with burial at Shiloh Cemetery in the Denning Community, San Augustine County. Among Mary Marie (Fussell) Nichols’ survivors are sons, Varnal & Sarah Nichols of San Augustine and William Lee (Bill) & Betty Nichols of Buna.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home of San Augustine announces service for 86-year old Mrs. Jerry Evon Polk of Broaddus. She passed away Thursday. Service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Broaddus. The family chose cremation following the service. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Tuesday at Wyman Roberts. Among Mrs. Jerry Evon Polk’s survivors are, sons, Ted Polk and Joe M. Polk, both of Broaddus; and daughter, Linda Krause of Huntsville.

 

 

 

 

 

0
comments


Local Sports Round up 11/10/14; locals take part in State Cross Country Meet, football teams headed to football playoffs


 

At the UIL State Cross Country Meet held Saturday in Round Rock, Shelbyville Lady Dragon freshmen Kenna Osby had a 12th place finish in the girls’ 2A division out of 149 participants. Along with her teammates, the Lady Dragons came out in 13th place in the state. Center Roughrider juniors Giovani Angel and Arnol Escobedo were in the 4A boys’ part of the meet and Angel came out in 74th, with Escobedo in 84th place out of 151 individuals. Meanwhile, Tenaha Tiger sophomore Carlos Bustamante was 52nd in a field of 151 in the boys’ 2A meet. In addition, San Augustine Wolf junior Mark Moreno as 85th in the same event. Martinsville had seven participants in the 2A event and as a team the Pirates came out in 14th place. Here’s how the other six members of the Shelbyville Lady Dragon Cross Country Team finished at Saturday’s state meet: Catasia Walker-82nd; Daisy Cartwright-92nd; Jakyra Ross-125th; Ali Baty-144th; Cayla Risinger-145th; and Brittnie Risinger-147th.

 

It was the regular season final game for high school football last Friday, and the Center Roughriders wrapped up their season losing to district champion Gladewater, 56-8. The Riders go winless in district and 2-7 for the season. Dist. 6 4A, Div. II ends in this order, Gladewater, Atlanta, Tatum & Pleasant Grove.

 

The Dist. 6 4A, Div. II Playoff schedule:

 

Gladewater vs. Nevada Community 7 p.m. Thursday in Mt. Pleasant

 

Atlanta vs. Melissa 7:30 p.m. Friday in Paris

 

Tatum vs. Bullard 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Pine Tree

 

Pleasant Grove vs. Gilmer 7:30 p.m. Friday in Hallsville

 

The Shelbyville Dragons could not come away with the outright district championship as they are upended on the road, 34-6 by West Sabine. Shelbyville and West Sabine share the title, with West Sabine going into the playoffs as the first-place team receiving a first-round bye, followed by the Dragons, and the San Augustine Wolves, who got in by beating Cushing, 60-8, and having the Joaquin Rams lose to Beckville, 28-24.

 

Here’s the Dist. 10-2A, Div. I playoff schedule:

 

Shelbyville (8-1) will play Ore City (8-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in New London at West Rusk High School’s Bradshaw Stadium.

 

San Augustine (5-5) takes on Harleton (8-2) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Carthage Bulldog Stadium.

 

Center Broadcasting will air both the Shelbyville and the San Augustine playoff games this week. We’ll have the San Augustine-Harleton game on 92.5 KXXE Thursday night; and the Shelbyville-Ore City game on Q-100 KQBB Friday night as Don Wall will be calling the action for both. You can also hear the games via our website at cbc-radio.com or download the free Tune-in Radio app for your I-phone or Android device.

 

The Tenaha Tigers have clinched another outright district championship and a first round bye in the playoffs with a 55-26 win over Mt. Enterprise Friday night. The Tigers will play the winner of the Cumby-Hubbard bi-district game in the area round next week. Meanwhile, the Timpson Bears will be the second place playoff representative in Dist. 11-2A, Div. II as they beat Fruitvale, 54-6; and Overton takes third with a 30-28 win over Maud.

 

Here’s the Dist. 11-2A, Div. II playoff schedule:

 

Timpson (4-5) vs. Evadale (7-3) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Hemphill. Ticket prices are $5 adults and $3 students and Timpson is the home team.

 

Overton (4-6) vs. Normangee (6-4) at 7 p.m. Friday in Whitehouse

 

The (4-5) Garrison Bulldogs lose to Corrigan, 58-28, but were able to grab a playoff spot, as they take fourth-place in Dist. 11-3A, Div. II and will meet (8-1) Franklin at 7 p.m. Thursday in Palestine.

 

Other area teams in the state football playoffs:

 

Carthage (5-5) vs. Little Cypress-Mauriceville (5-5) Saturday 7:00pm Martin Stadium, Lufkin

 

Henderson (8-2) vs. Silsbee (4-6) Friday 7:00pm Martin Stadium, Lufkin

 

Jasper (7-3) vs. Kilgore (4-6) Thursday 7:00pm Martin Stadium, Lufkin

 

Nacogdoches (7-3) vs. Marshall (6-4) Friday 7:30pm Pine Tree Pirate Stadium, Longview

 

Longview (8-2) vs. Lufkin (6-4) Friday 7:30pm Rose Stadium, Tyler

 

Center Roughrider Stadium will be the site of a Class 3A, Div. II first-round playoff game Friday as Kirbyville plays Elkhart at 7:30 p.m.

 

The Logansport Tigers beat Montgomery last Friday, 50-25, and enter the Louisiana state football playoffs Friday night as they hosts a first-round game against East Iberville.

 

The SFA Lumbjacks defeat nationally-ranked McNeese State on the road in Lake Charles Saturday, 31-16.

 

The girls' high school basketball season will tip-off Tuesday. The Shelbyville Lady Dragons will open up at Burkeville at 5:30 p.m.; the Timpson Lady Bears head to All-Saints in Tyler for a 6 p.m. start; the Joaquin Rams get underway at home with a 5 p.m. tip-off tomorrow against the San Augustine Lady Wolves; and the Tenaha Lady Tigers will be at the Garrison Lady Bulldogs in a 5:30 p.m. start Tuesday.

 

Have you heard about the record buck taken the opening day of deer season Nov. 1? Chance Parmer of Chireno harvested a 17-pointer shortly before dark in eastern Nacogdoches County in the Blackjack Community. The rack had been officially scored for Texas Big Game Awards at 198 3/8 gross, 191 4/8 net. It is the highest scoring whitetail ever taken on open range in Nacogdoches County.

 

High School Football Standings

Dist. 6-4A Div. II

                              Dist.   All

xy-Gladewater       5-0     9-1

x-Atlanta                4-1     9-1

x-Tatum                 3-2     5-5

x-Tx. Pleas Grove   2-3     6-4

Spring Hill               1-4     2-8

Center                   0-5     2-7

 

x-clinched playoffs

y-District Champ

Top 4 teams advance

 

Nov. 7

Gladewater 56 Center 8

Atlanta 40 Spring Hill 22

Pleasant Grove 7 Tatum 31

 

 

Dist. 10-2A Div. I

                             Dist.  All

xz-West Sabine    4-1    8-2

xz-Shelbyville     4-1    8-1

x-San Augustine  3-2   5-5

Joaquin                2-3   5-4

Beckville                2-3   5-4

Cushing                0-5   4-6

 

x-clinched playoffs

z-District Co-Champs

Top 3 teams advance

 

Nov. 7

Shelbyville 6 West Sabine 34

Cushing 8  San Augustine 60

Beckville 28  Joaquin 24

 

Dist. 11-2A Div. II

                      Dist.   All

xy-Tenaha    5-0    8-1

x-Timpson    4-1    4-5

x-Overton      3-2     5-5

Maud             2-3     4-6

Mt. Enter       1-4     4-6

Fruitvale        0-5    0-10

 

x-clinched playoffs

y-District Champion

Top 3 teams advance

 

Nov. 7

Tenaha 55 Mount Enterprise 26

Fruitvale 6 Timpson 54

Maud 28 Overton 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0
comments


Sunny & Windy, cold front due in Tuesday with rain chance, colder temps


....LAKE WIND ADVISORY....
 
Today: Sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
 
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind 10 to 15 mph.
 
Veterans Day: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north in the afternoon.
 
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. North wind 10 to 15 mph.
 
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
 
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 49.
 
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.
 
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.

0
comments


UPDATE: High School Football Playoff Schedule; CBC to broadcast Shelbyville & San Augustine games


High School Football Playoff Schedule

 

Shelbyville (8-1) vs. Ore City (8-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday in New London at West Rusk High School’s Bradshaw Stadium.

 

San Augustine (5-5) vs. Harleton (8-2) 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Carthage Bulldog Stadium.

 

Center Broadcasting will air both the Shelbyville and the San Augustine playoff games this week. We’ll have the San Augustine-Harleton game on 92.5 KXXE Thursday night; and the Shelbyville-Ore City game on Q-100 KQBB Friday night as Don Wall will be calling the action for both.

 

You can also hear the games via our website at cbc-radio.com or download the free Tune-in Radio app for your I-phone or Android device.

 

Timpson (4-5) vs. Evadale (7-3) 7:30 p.m. Friday in Hemphill.

 

Tenaha has a first-round bye

 

Garrison Bulldogs (4-5) vs. Franklin (8-1) 7 p.m. Thursday in Palestine.

 

Other area teams in the state football playoffs:

 

Carthage (5-5) vs. Little Cypress-Mauriceville (5-5) Saturday 7:00pm Martin Stadium, Lufkin

 

Henderson (8-2) vs. Silsbee (4-6) Friday 7:00pm Martin Stadium, Lufkin

 

Jasper (7-3) vs. Kilgore (4-6) Thursday 7:00pm Martin Stadium, Lufkin

 

Nacogdoches (7-3) vs. Marshall (6-4) Friday 7:30pm Pine Tree Pirate Stadium, Longview

 

Longview (8-2) vs. Lufkin (6-4) Friday 7:30pm Rose Stadium, Tyler

 

0
comments


High School Football Playoff Schedule Bi-District Round


First Round High School Football Playoff Schedule next week

 

Shelbyville vs. Ore City Friday night in West Rusk

 

Timpson vs. Evadale at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Hemphill

 

San Augustine vs. Harleton at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Carthage

 

Tenaha has a bye, will play Cumby-Hubbard winner in area

 

Nacogdoches vs. Marshall Friday in Pine Tree

 

Carthage vs. Little Cypress-Mauriceville at 7 p.m. Saturday in Lufkin

 

More details will be posted as they become available.

 

0
comments


High School Football Week 11 Finals


FINALS

 

Gladewater 56  Center 8

Beckville 28  Joaquin 24

Shelbyville 6  West Sabine 34

Tenaha 55  Mt. Enterprise 26

Fruitvale 6  Timpson 54

Cushing 8  San Augustine 60

Garrison 28  Corrigan-Camden 58

Montgomery 25  Logansport 50

 

Hemphill 0  Newton 49

Carthage 28  Chapel Hill 21

John Tyler 44  Nacogdoches 14

Jacksonville 6  Lufkin 51

Pleasant Grove 7  Tatum 31

Spring Hill 22  Atlanta 40

Marshall 36  Sulphur Springs 27

Kilgore 24  Henderson 18

Hallsville 28  Longview 42

Mt. Pleasant 7  Texas High 29

Greenville 21  Pine Tree 11

Ennis 41  Corsicana 14

Lindale 27  Whitehouse 24 OT

 

0
comments


REVISED: Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 11/6/14--11/7/14


Arrest Report

11/6/14—11/7/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Jennifer Marie Newman, 29, Timpson, Sentenced to 20 days, Original Charge: Theft

 

Timothy Johnson, 32, Center, Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

Matthew Lee Anderson, 49, Center, Warrant-Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity & Warrant-Aggravated Kidnapping

 

Glenna Benson, 53, Center, Warrant-Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity & Warrant-Aggravated Kidnapping

 

Brittany Benson, 20, Center, Warrant-Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity & Warrant-Aggravated Kidnapping

 

Craig Perez, 23, Center, Warrant-Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity & Warrant-Aggravated Kidnapping

 

Cynthia Wright, 47, Longview, Driving While Intoxicated

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

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

 

 

0
comments


It's Friday!!! Sunny, mild days & clear cold nights thru the weekend, rain by Veterans' Day


Today: Sunny, with a high near 66. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 38. Calm wind.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 71. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 40. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.

Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 46.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 73.

Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Veterans Day: A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 68.

0
comments


Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 11/6/14--11/7/14


Arrest Report

11/6/14—11/7/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Jennifer Marie Newman, 29, Timpson, Sentenced to 20 days, Original Charge: Theft

 

Timothy Johnson, 32, Center, Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

Matthew Lee Anderson, 49, Center, Warrant-Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity & Warrant-Aggravated Kidnapping

 

Glenna Benson, 53, Center, Warrant-Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity & Warrant-Aggravated Kidnapping

 

Brittany Benson, 20, Warrant-Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity & Warrant-Aggravated Kidnapping

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

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

 

 

 

0
comments


Local sales tax revenues are up for local cities, Center shows 6.5% increase


Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says the state's sales tax revenues in October are up almost 13 percent compared to October last year.

 

Overall in Shelby County, they're up close to 5 percent, as local taxing entities will soon be receiving their monthly checks.

 

The City of Center's sales tax revenue is up to almost 6.5 percent over the same period a year ago, as the city's portion is $276,664. Year-to-date, Center has picked up sales tax revenues of over $2.7 million. That to date total is about one-percent less than last year.

 

City Manager Chad Nehring tells us while this month's and last month's remittances deviate rather substantially from last year's corresponding receipts; they are very closely in line with projected totals based on historical trends and analysis. 

 

He added things as minor as weather, home football games and the way payroll weeks fall can cause these types of fluctuations from month to month.

 

The City of Joaquin is up over 14.5 percent this month, but slightly down over 1 percent for year-to-date.

 

The City of Timpson is also up over 5 percent, but remains over 8 percent down for year-to-date.

 

Joaquin's October check will be for $30,612, and Timpson's $18,987.

 

Huxley and Tenaha have both seen substantial drops compared from October this year to last, as Huxley has an almost 35 percent decrease and Tenaha 37.5 percent.

 

Retail sales have been strong in San Augustine County as sales tax revenues are up well over 40 percent, with the City of San Augustine's almost 42 percent, as the October check will be $52,000, and Broaddus with a $6,100 payment.

0
comments


Search continues for Timpson bank robbery suspects


It’s been a week today since the armed robbery of Austin Bank in Timpson, and according to authorities there have been no new developments in the search for the two male suspects responsible.

 

Sheriff Willis Blackwell told Center Broadcasting Thursday they’re still looking for two black males that entered the bank in downtown Timpson just before 4 p.m. with a shotgun and demanded cash. No one was injured during the incident.

 

The suspects made off with just over $2,000, leaving the scene in a small white car and taking Hwy. 59 in an unknown direction of travel.

 

Heading up the investigation is the FBI, with assistance from Texas Rangers and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 598-5600.

0
comments


Dallas area duo arrested on possession, stolen firemarm charges


Two Dallas area individuals were arrested by Shelby County Sheriff’s Officers earlier this week and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, and Theft of a Firearm.

 

Sheriff Willis Blackwell 35-year old Wesley Lawrence of Carrollton and 24-year old Kathleen Edwards of Dallas were taken into custody as his office was attempting to serve a felony arrest warrant at a residence off Hwy. 96 North of Center on Wednesday.

 

Sheriff Blackwell said the duo pulled into the driveway and after they spoke with Patrol Sgt. Derek Barbee, and Investigators Kevin Windham and D.J. Dickerson, probable cause to search the vehicle uncovered approximately 9 grams of alleged met amphetamine, a small amount of marijuana, Valium, hydrocodone and a stolen firearm.

 

Sheriff Blackwell said Parks and Wildlife Game Warden Nathan Skeen assisted at the scene.

 

 

0
comments


IRS phone scam making its rounds in Shelby County, sheriff encourages you to just hang up


Shelby County citizens are asked to be award of several scams going around the county, including an IRS scam. Sheriff Blackwell said people are from the Middle East and they are calling stating you owe the IRS and want you to send money by credit card or bank card, and if you don’t send it, you will be arrested. Sheriff Blackwell says the IRS does not operate this way at all. He added these individuals are very persistent, and advises you to not send them anything and just hang up.

0
comments


San Augustine County Commissioners' Court meeting scheduled for Monday


The San Augustine County Commissioners’ Court will meet at 9 a.m. Monday morning with a short agenda. Among the items for discussion and appropriate action will be the approval of the 2015 holiday schedule and a fee free weekend for Veterans at Townsend Park. The commissioners’ court meeting was moved from Tuesday to Monday due to Veterans’ Day.

0
comments


Monster gator taken in Lake Sam Rayburn subdivision (picture included)


The internet is abuzz with pictures of the monster alligator that was shot and killed behind a house in a Lake Sam Rayburn subdivision.

 

KJAS radio in Jasper posted the pictures online and they say the 13 foot, 1,000 pound male alligator was put down by Game Warden Morgan Inman Tuesday afternoon after it was spotted out of the water in a wooded area behind houses in Rayburn Country.

 

Warden Inman determined the creature to be too large and too dangerous to try and apprehend for relocation.

 

The gator is suspected in the disappearance of several dogs and cats in that area of Lake Sam Rayburn.

 

The body of the gator was picked up by Harlan "Bigfoot" Hatcher from the TV show, "Swamp People".

 

This 13-ft, 1,000 gator was taken down by a TPWD Game Warden earlier this week in a Lake Sam Rayburn subdivision. Photo from KJAS

0
comments


Shelby County Outreach Ministries sponsoring family oriented "Praise" at expo center Saturday


Shelby County Outreach Ministries is having an all-day fundraiser tomorrow at the Shelby County Expo Center. “Praise” is being billed as a family event.

 

Ms. Harding says there will be praise and worship, a classic car/motorcycle show and swap meet, in addition fun for children. There are also a number of local individuals and groups set to perform.

 

 Events start at 10 a.m. and go to 10 p.m. with entry fee $5 per person, and the car/motorcycle show entry $20. That’s “Praise” sponsored by Shelby County Outreach Ministries tomorrow at the Shelby County Expo Center.

 

Monies raised at the event go to the winter month programs of Shelby County Outreach Ministries including heaters for senior citizens, coats, and to assist in the food ministries of the non-profit organization.

0
comments


"Pinecone & Mistletoe" shopping extravaganza starts today, Saturday in Center


The third annual "Pinecone & Mistletoe" Christmas Shopping Extravaganza will be held today and Saturday at the Windham Civic Center. The event is sponsored by the William Carrol Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

 

ome 50 vendors will have all sorts of Christmas gifts, pamper yourself gifts, bling, and accessories for the home and holiday snacks.

 

Hours are 11 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

 

Tickets are $5, and you'll be registered for door prizes, and do not need to be present to win. Children 5 and under are free.

 

Santa will also be making an appearance on Saturday for pictures.

0
comments


Center Roughrider Special Olympics having BBQ sandwich sale today on square


The Center Roughrider Special Olympics team will have a BBQ beef sandwich sale today. The BBQ is being cooked by Pete Lowe. Lunch includes chips, drink, and cookie - all for $7. The fundraiser will be held on the downtown Center square from 11am until 2pm.

0
comments


First Baptist-Center Student Ministry holding 5th quarter tonight following game


The student ministry of First Baptist Church in Center is sponsoring 5th quarter after tonight's football game. The event will have food, fun and Lazer Tag and will last until midnight. It’s a great place to hang out with friends. 5th quarter is open to 7th thru 12th grade students in Shelby County and will be held at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Center.

0
comments


Timpson VFD invites everyone to night of BINGO Saturday


The Timpson Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a night of Bingo at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. There will be a raffle for three guns. You do not have to be present to win. They'll start serving BBQ sandwiches at 5:30. You're invited to bring the family out and support the Timpson VFD.

0
comments


CISD family members have invitation to enjoy Thanksgiving meal with students


The Center ISD and Southwest Foodservice Excellence invite parents, grandparents, and family members to a special Thanksgiving lunch this month.

 

On Tuesday, Nov. 11 lunch will be served at Center Intermediate and Middle School; Nov. 13 at Center Elementary; Nov. 18 at F.L. Moffett; and Nov. 20 at Center High School.

 

The menu will consist of Oven Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Cornbread Stuffing, Seasoned Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Warm Wheat Rolls, and Homemade Pumpkin Bar, all for $4 per visitor.

 

Contact your student's school for specific lunch times.

0
comments


Funeral notices 11/7/14


Watson & Son Funeral Home announces service for 65-year old George Kennith Hooper of Center.Service will be held at 11 a.m. this morning at Watson & Sons Chapel, with Masonic graveside service to follow at White Rock Cemetery.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 59-year old Tommie Deloris Williams of Kilgore. Service will be at 2 p.m. this afternoon at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

 

Hicks Mortuary of Center announces a memorial service for 87-year old Mildred McClelland of Center. Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hicks Chapel.

 

Hicks Mortuary of Center announces a graveside service for 65-year old Ruble V.C. Osby of Center. Service will be at 2 p.m. this afternoon at Westview Cemetery in Center.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 72-year old Mrs. Dorie Lee Hutson Handy of Geneva. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at County Line Baptist Church in Sabine County, with interment at St. Luke Cemetery. Visitation will be from 8 to 11 a.m. at Garner & Son Chapel from noon to service time at the church on Saturday.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending service for 50-year old Mrs. Felicia Steadman Hussain of Houston, formerly of Tenaha. She passed away Sunday at her residence in Houston.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary of San Augustine announces pending service for 59-year old Mr. Elgia Blount of Hemphill. He passed away Wednesday at his residence.

0
comments


Local Sports Roundup--11/7/14; Rider Tennis Team falls short at state tournament, high school football's regular season ends tonight


The Center Roughrider Tennis Team’s historic appearance in the UIL Team Tennis State Tournament ended in the semi-final round Thursday, as Abilene Wylie takes an 11-1 win in the 4A state semi-finals. The lone Center win came in boys’ doubles as Julian Jimenez & Dustin Bennett defeat Wylie, 7-6, 6-4. It’s reported the Riders played well, with several singles matches playing split sets. Abilene Wylie will take on Fredericksburg in this morning’s finals. Fredericksburg beat Wills Point, 10-2. Thursday’s semi-final action was delayed by rain until 10 a.m. Congratulations to the Riders and Coaches Leon Dykes and Beth Nichols on their record setting season.

 

There are several cross country runners from the area taking part in the UIL State Cross Country event in Round Rock Saturday. Center Roughriders Giovani Angel and Arnol Escobedo, along with Tenaha Tiger Carlos Bustamante, and seven members of the Shelbyville Lady Dragon Cross Country team, including Daisy Cartwright, Keanna Osby, Catasia Walker, Jakyra Ross, Ali Baty, Cayla Risinger, and Brittnie Risinger attempting to bring home the gold. This will be the fourth straight year for Shelbyville to qualify for the state cross country meet. Also participating is Mark Moreno of San Augustine, and seven cross country runners from Martinsville.

 

In last night’s sub-varsity football action,

 

The only win by the Center Roughrider teams against Gladewater came by the Jr. High 7A team as they take a 26-22 victory. The 7B loses 12-0; 8th grade lost 36-0; and the Center Roughrider Freshmen/JV lost to Gladewater, 40-22.

 

Tonight's high school football action has the 2-6 Center Roughriders wrapping up their season at home against district leading and state-ranked 8-1 Gladewater. It's also the annual Pack the Place Pink game. Rob, Chris and the Rider Radio Team will have the action starting with the stadium pre-game show at 7 p.m. on KDET online and on 92.5 KXXE.

 

The undefeated 8-0 Shelbyville Dragons will be playing for the outright district championship as they go to 7-2 Pineland to play West Sabine, whose 3-1 in district. The title would also give Shelbyville a first-round bye in the playoffs.

 

The 7-1 Tenaha Tigers are also playoff bound and can take a district title when they finish the regular season at 4-5 Mount Enterprise; the 5-4 Joaquin Rams will be playing for a post-season berth as they take on 4-4 Beckville in Joaquin. That's also our Shelby County Game of the Week on Q-100 KQBB.

 

A reminder, you can hear the broadcast of the Center-Gladewater and the Joaquin Beckville game online at cbc-radio.com or by downloading the Tune-in Radio app on your I-phone or Android device.

 

The 3-5 Timpson Bears are also headed to the state playoffs and will be home to play winless Fruitvale tonight. Timpson will meet Evadale at 7:30 p.m. next Friday, Nov. 14 at Hemphill ISD Football complex. Timpson will be the home team. Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 students.

 

Meanwhile, 4-5 San Augustine will conclude its season at home against 4-5 Cushing; and the 4-4 Garrison Bulldogs will apparently miss the playoffs for the first time in awhile when they go to 7-1 Corrigan. Logansport is home to take on Montgomery.

 

The Panola College Volleyball team will open play in the 2014 Region XIV (14) Tournament today at Lee College in Baytown. As the #2 seed in the north, and ranked No. 19 in the country, the Fillies (23-5) are set to square off in the first round against San Jacinto College (19-11), the #3 seed out of the south side of the conference. Eight teams have earned a spot to compete in this double-elimination format tournament that will decide which two teams move on to represent Region XIV at the National Tournament held in Casper, Wyoming later this month. Four teams in the field are ranked in the nation's top 20.

 

The Shelbyville Band Boosters will be selling “Shelbyville Dragon Rally Towels”. They will be at the Cafeteria this morning, November 7th, selling the towels and will be at the Pep Rally today and Friday selling the towels. They are $5 each. You're asked to support the Dragons and bring your rally towel to the games!

 

 

 

 

 

0
comments


Several area Veterans' Day programs planned for Tuesday


Timpson ISD and VFW Post 90 will present a Veterans’ Day Program Tuesday November 11th at 10:00 a.m. in the Timpson High School gym.

 

All veterans are invited to attend this program.  Veterans are asked to meet in the gym lobby between 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. so that TISD staff can get your information including name, rank and time of service.  This information will be used when each veteran is individually introduced. 

 

The program will include a video honoring veterans, music played by the THS Bear band, Master Sergeant Curt Penhallegon will sing, veterans’ spotlights, flag presentation and folding of the flag with explanation of what each fold means.  Students will also be an important part of the program.  Veterans will be escorted into the program by young women from TISD’s clubs and organizations.

 

A luncheon for veterans and their spouses will be served in the high school library provided by the THS staff as a way to thank veterans for their service.

 

This is a meaningful program to honor our veterans and educate TISD students about the sacrifice our veterans made in service to our country.

 

Everyone who wants to honor veterans for their service and sacrifice to our country is invited to attend.

 

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 today, 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.

 

Tenaha Schools invites all veterans and military personnel from all branches of the military to join them for their Veterans’ Day Program on Tuesday, November 11, at 9:30 a.m. in the school cafeteria. The program is being sponsored by the Tenaha High School BETA and Jr. BETA Clubs. Military family members and community members are invited. Refreshments will be served after 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 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.

 

 

 

0
comments


Rain has delayed start of state team tennis tournament


The UIL says rain has delayed the start of the State Team Tennis Tournament in College Station.

 

Instead of an 8 a.m. start this morning, the Center Roughriders were to being play against Abilene Wylie at 10 a.m. in the 4A semi-finals.

 

 

0
comments


Timpson ISD & American Legion Post #90 to have Veterans' Day program Tuesday


Timpson ISD and VFW Post 90 will present a Veterans’ Day Program Tuesday November 11th at 10:00 a.m. in the Timpson High School gym.

 

All veterans are invited to attend this program.  Veterans are asked to meet in the gym lobby between 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. so that TISD staff can get your information including name, rank and time of service.  This information will be used when each veteran is individually introduced. 

 

The program will include a video honoring veterans, music played by the THS Bear band, Master Sergeant Curt Penhallegon will sing, veterans’ spotlights, flag presentation and folding of the flag with explanation of what each fold means.  Students will also be an important part of the program.  Veterans will be escorted into the program by young women from TISD’s clubs and organizations.

 

A luncheon for veterans and their spouses will be served in the high school library provided by the THS staff as a way to thank veterans for their service.

 

This is a meaningful program to honor our veterans and educate TISD students about the sacrifice our veterans made in service to our country.

 

Everyone who wants to honor veterans for their service and sacrifice to our country is invited to attend. 

 

0
comments


DETEC plans power outages for upgrades next week


In order to complete reliability upgrades, the regional transmission grid operator is requiring a short outage.  If all goes as planned, the outage should last less than 5 minutes.

Areas affected:
Monday, November 10th at 4 AM: Members served by our Black Ankle, Pendleton, Hemphill, Six Mile, San Augustine, Bronson and Holly substations.
Monday, November 17th at 4 AM: Members served by our Hilltop substation.
Friday, November 21st at 11:40 PM: Members served by our Black Ankle, Pendleton, Hemphill, Six Mile, San Augustine, Bronson, Holly and Hilltop substations.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation with this matter.  Should you have any questions, please contact Customer Service at 1-866-392-2547.

0
comments


Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 11/5/14--11/6/14


Arrest Report

 

11/5/14—11/6/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Kelvin Barnes, 45, Center, Assault

 

Kathleen Edwards, 24, Dallas, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute & Warrant-Theft of Firearm

 

Wesley Lawrence, 35, Carrollton, Possession of a Controlled Substance & Theft of Firearm

 

Stuart Bennett, 46, Tenaha, Warrant-Aggravated Assault/Family Violence & Warrant-Operating ATV on Public Street or Roadway

 

San Augustine County:

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

0
comments


Tied San Augustine ISD election depends on provisional ballots, Garrett takes 3-person race


A San Augustine ISD Board of Trustee election ended in a tie Tuesday and district officials, as well as San Augustine County Election's Administrator Deborah Woods tell us they'll know more next Monday, Nov. 10 when those voters that cast ballots "provisional" either come in with their IDs or not.

 

Ms. Woods was not sure how many of the "provisional" ballots she had pertained to the San Augustine ISD election particularly Position 3 where incumbent Ryan Garcia and Patricia McClure ended in a dead heat with 684 votes each.

 

Ms. Woods said if after Monday there's still a tie, there would likely be a re-count, then possibly a coin-flip if it's still knotted.

 

Also, Orvin Garrett has been declared the winner in the Position 5 San Augustine ISD board race after taking the most votes in a three-person field, despite not having a clear majority. Garrett tallied 47 percent of the vote.

0
comments


County Clerk Allison Harbison says voter turnout less than in 2010, thanks election works, staff for great job last 14 years


County Clerk Allison Harbison’s office has provided post-election details and it appears there was a 39 percent voter turnout for the General Election. Of the some 14,500 registered voters in Shelby County, 5,600 voted.

 

She said with the large Early Voting turnout she thought it would actually be a record-breaking year, but Tuesday’s numbers were down. She said in 2010 there were 5,873 vote and some 246 less voted this year.

 

A good number of locals also followed the state-wide trend of voting straight Republican ticket, as 1,479 went “Red” across the board out of 2,147 straight ticket voters. Ms. Harbison told us that straight party voting was actually higher in 2010.

 

In the Center ISD Board race, also a fairly good turnout as 38 percent of the 62-hundred registered voters went to the polls, most doing so during early voting.

 

This week’s election marked the last in 14 years for Ms. Harbison. She will be taking over the reins as Shelby County Judge the first-of-the year.

 

She said she wanted to thank everyone who worked the election; her staff, early voting staff, the Election Day judges and clerks, saying that everyone working together has made her tenure as county clerk efficient and expedient.

 

Ms. Harbison noted she’s leaving the office in capable hands. Incoming county clerk is Jennifer Fountain, and Deputy Clerks Darlene Clark, Machelle Lathan, Jessica Merritt and Josey Permenter will continue to do a wonderful job.

 

She wanted everyone to know it’s been an honor to serve Shelby County, and she looked forward to continuing to serve the next four years in her new position.

0
comments


Passage of Proposition 1 to move oil & gas revenues to highway fund, Shelby County passes measure


Voters in Texas Tuesday sent a clear message that road improvements are very important for economic development, safety and quality of life. By voting in support of Proposition 1, voters decided that a portion of oil and gas tax revenues should be deposited into the State Highway Fund.

 

According to law, none of the funds from oil and gas severance tax revenues that are deposited to the State Highway Fund can or will be used on toll roads. TxDOT Executive Director Lt. Gen. Joe Weber said his agency looks forward to working with the Legislature to finalize the process and get the necessary resources out to the areas of the state in need.

 

Shelby County voted in favor of Proposition 1 by 78 percent.

0
comments


Local gas prices drop below state-wide average, down 14 cents in past week


The drop in gasoline prices continued over the past week. According to gasbuddy.com, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Texas is averaging $2.75 a gallon, that's down seven cents in the past week. In Louisiana, a gallon’s averaging $2.81, down six cents in a week. Nationally, the average is $2.95, which is seven cents less than last week and 27 cents less from the same time a year ago. Here at home, checking prices this morning in Center, it’s below the statewide average as the lowest we found was $2.72 at Wal-Mart, down 14 cents in the past week. 

0
comments


County Judge Rick Campbell named Grand Marshal of annual Christmas parade


Shelby County Judge Rick Campbell has been named the Grand Marshal of the 15th annual Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Santa’s Christmas Parade to be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6.

 

Judge Campbell was the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Service Award presented by the chamber. “Christmas at the North Pole” is the theme for this year’s parade.

 

Free vendor space is available to churches, civic and non-profit organizations prior to and during the at the parade event.

 

An application must be completed and you will be notified of acceptance. In addition, parade float entry registration is free and completed application is required. Deadline for both is Nov. 24.

 

The proper paperwork is available at the chamber of commerce office or online at shelbycountychamber.com.

 

During the parade afternoon the Daughters of the Republic William Carroll Crawford Chapter will host tours of the First Ladies in Texas Building

0
comments


Excelsior ISD PTO cancels shopping event


We received word from the Excelsior ISD PTO Wednesday that the Christmas Extravaganza that was planned for Nov. 15 has been cancelled. No other details were made available, but organizers wanted to apologize for any inconvenience. Again, the Excelsior PTO Christmas Extravaganza has been cancelled.

0
comments


Roughrider bands celebrating Senior Night Friday with combined performance


The Pride of Shelby County, Award Winning, Center High School Marching Band would like to invite the community to Roughrider Stadium on Friday evening, November 7th to celebrate Senior Night, cheer the Riders to victory, and to watch the largest band in the history of the district perform.  The 8th grade band will perform with the High School band, and together almost 300 students will take the field at half time.  The band will also recognize this year’s Band Beau and Sweetheart, chosen from the Band Senior class. Come out and celebrate this special evening for seniors, and for the band program.

0
comments


Funeral Notices: 11/6/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 59-year old Tommie Deloris Williams of Kilgore. She passed away Tuesday in Tyler. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Watson & sons Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Among Tommie Deloris Williams’ survivors is a sister, Judy & Tommie Easley of Mt. Pleasant; and sister-in-law, Joyce Richards of Friendswood.

 

Watson & Son Funeral Home announces service for 65-year old George Kennith Hooper of Center.Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with Masonic graveside service to follow at White Rock Cemetery.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces service for 51-year old Martin Munoz of Center. He passed away Tuesday at his residence. Service will be at 1 p.m. today at St. Therese Catholic Church, with burial at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Among Martin Munoz's survivors is his wife, Hilaria Munoz of Center; son, Alex & Melissa Munoz of Center; daughter, Diana Munoz & Jesus Hernandez of Center; mother, Antonia Martinez; brothers & sisters, Leticia Munoz & Heriberto Hernandez, Gustavo & Teresa Munoz, Guillermo & Martha Munoz, Laura Munoz & Leonardo, and Antonio & Josefina Munoz.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces a memorial service for 87-year old Cora Louise Green of Joaquin. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. this morning at Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home of San Augustine announces service for 89-year old Ms. Ruby “McCary” Fitzgerald of San Augustine. She passed away Tuesday in San Augustine. She worked as a secretary at Noble & Company in San Augustine for many years. Service will be at 11 a.m. this morning at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with interment in the Thomas Cemetery in San Augustine. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. this morning until 11 a.m. Among Ruby “McCary” Fitzgerald’s survivors are daughters, Martha & Wayne Garrett of San Augustine, Virginia Wilburn & her husband Carroll of San Augustine; son, Curtis Fitzgerald of Broaddus; and brother, John (Sambo) & Bonnie Richard of San Augustine.

 

Hicks Mortuary of Center announces a memorial service for 87-year old Mildred McClelland of Center. Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hicks Chapel. Among Mildred McClelland’s survivors is a son, Rufus & Janette McClelland of Beaumont; brother, Jimmy & Frankie Arnold of Center; and sisters, Arma Bolton & Margaret Fuller, both of Center.

 

Hicks Mortuary of Center announces a graveside service for 65-year old Ruble V.C. Osby of Center. Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Westview Cemetery in Center.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary of San Augustine announces service for 72-year old Mrs. Dorie Lee Hutson Handy of Geneva. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at County Line Baptist Church in Sabine County, with interment at St. Luke Cemetery. Visitation will be from 8 to 11 a.m. at Garner & Son Chapel from noon to service time at the church.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending service for 50-year old Mrs. Felicia Steadman Hussain of Houston, formerly of Tenaha. She passed away Sunday at her residence in Houston.

0
comments


Local Sports Round-up 11/6/14; Rider Tennis begins play at state tournament this morning, Timpson sets playoff game


The Center Roughrider Tennis Team will be playing in the 2014 UIL Team Tennis State Tournament starting this morning at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center on the Texas A&M University campus. The Roughrider Tennis team will meet Abilene Wylie at 8 a.m. this morning in the 4A semifinals. The winner has the Wills Point-Fredericksburg winner in the 4A finals Friday. Center is 13-2 on the season, while Abilene Wylie is 18-3. We had mentioned earlier this week that this marks the first time in 42 years a sports team from Center High School has made it this far in state competition.

 

The Panola College Volleyball team is set to open play in the 2014 Region XIV (14) Tournament this weekend at Lee College in Baytown. As the #2 seed in the north, and ranked No. 19 in the country, the Fillies (23-5) are set to square off in the first round against San Jacinto College (19-11), the #3 seed out of the south side of the conference. Eight teams have earned a spot to compete in this double-elimination format tournament that will decide which two teams move on to represent Region XIV at the National Tournament held in Casper, Wyoming later this month. Four teams in the field are ranked in the nation's top 20.

 

It's the final week of sub-varsity football action tonight, and the schedule includes the Center Jr. High at home to play Gladewater beginning at 4:30 p.m., while the River Freshmen/JV go to Gladewater in a 5 p.m. start.

 

The Tenaha Tiger Jr. High is home to play Mt. Enterprise at 5 p.m.

The Shelbyville Jr. High and JV are home against West Sabine with a 5 p.m. start.

The Joaquin Ram Jr. High and JV go to Beckville with a 5 p.m. kick-off.

The Timpson Jr. High will be on the road to Fruitvale today for a 5:30 p.m. start. The Timpson Jr. High Bears are undefeated on the season.

San Augustine Jr. High and JV will be at Cushing, and Garrison 7th, 8th, and JV is home against Corrigan.

 

Friday night's high school football action has the Center Roughriders wrapping up their season at home against district leading and state-ranked Gladewater. It's also the annual Pack the Place Pink game. The undefeated Shelbyville Dragons will be playing for the outright district championship as they go to Pineland to play West Sabine; the Tenaha Tigers are also playoff bound and can take a district title when they finish the regular season at Mount Enterprise; the Joaquin Rams will be playing for a post-season berth as they take on Beckville in Joaquin. That's also our Shelby County Game of the Week on Q-100 KQBB. The Timpson Bears are also headed to the state playoffs and will be home to play Fruitvale Friday night. Meanwhile, San Augustine will conclude its season at home against Cushing; and the Garrison Bulldogs will apparently miss the playoffs for the first time in awhile when they go to Corrigan. Logansport is home to take on Montgomery.

 

One Shelby County playoff-bound football team has already set its bi-district game, as the Timpson Bears will meet Evadale at 7:30 p.m. next Friday, Nov. 14 at Hemphill ISD Football complex. Timpson will be the home team. Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 students.

 

The Shelbyville Band Boosters will be selling “Shelbyville Dragon Rally Towels”. They will be at the Cafeteria Friday morning, November 7th, selling the towels and will be at the Pep Rally today and Friday selling the towels. They are $5 each. You're asked to support the Dragons and bring your rally towel to the games! 

0
comments


Patch fog through mid-morning, dry & mild this afternoon


Today: Mostly cloudy through mid morning with patchy fog, then gradual clearing, with a high near 74. North wind 5 to 15 mph. 
 
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 44. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 67. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
 
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 40. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.
 
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
 
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 40.
 
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 64.
 
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43.
 
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 71.

0
comments


Timpson High School FFA Teams Compete Pineywoods District LDE


The Timpson High School FFA teams competed recently in the
area IX Pineywoods District Leadership Team.

Sr. Chapter Conducting - 2nd place Advancing to Area IX LDE on Tuesday, November 11th.
Team members:
Keaton Bush
Chandler Burgay
Sheldon Scroggins
Marc Carroll
Jamie Moore
Jeremy Wagstaff
Cutter Smith
Hayden Ramsey
Kayleigh Scroggins

FFA Radio Team 4th Place
James Marshall
Keaton Bush
Chandler Burgay

Quiz Team 5th Place
Sheldon Scroggins
Kayleigh Scroggins
Connor Timmons
Marc Carroll

Sr. Creed Speaking -5th Place
Kimberly Lewis

Job Interview - 4th Place
Molly Sanford

Public Relations - 7th Place
Bethany Lindgren
Kaylie Bush
Holly Hughes
Whitley Cantrell

Sr. Skills Team - 9th Place
Isaiah Molloy
Cutter Smith
Amanda Yates

0
comments


County Clerk reminds all political candidates to remove your signs from polling locations


With the election process coming to an end Tuesday evening there's left-over political signage being reported around polling locations in Shelby County.
 
County Clerk Allison Harbison ask that all candidates, whether you won or not, to  pick up your signs at the polling locations. She said she's had several complaints and would appreciate you taking care of that matter of political courtesy as soon as possible.
 

0
comments


Rain to continue through today, nice weekend weather forecast


Today: A 90% chance of showers. Rain could be heavy at times. High near 67. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Tonight: A 90% chance of showers. Low around 51. North wind around 5 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 42. North wind around 5 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 65. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Clear, with a low around 40.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 42.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 65.

0
comments


Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 11/4/14--11/5/14


Arrest Report

 

11/4/14—11/5/14

 

Shelby County:

 

Tyler Nathaniel Martin, 19, Center, Warrants for Theft, Speeding and Failure to Appear, Original Charge: Speeding

 

Juan A. Varela, 44, Center, Public Intoxication

 

Jose Zammarron-Fraga, 47, Tenaha, Public Intoxication

 

San Augustine County:

 

Jimmy E. Allen, 31, Bronson, Motion to Revoke Probation, Community Supervision

 

Curtis L. Johnson, 53, San Augustine, Parole Violation & Theft

 

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

0
comments


Center ISD Board to have four new members, Johnson retains judges' seat in San Augustine, Mitchell re-elected, surprise in JP 5 race


Center ISD voters have made their voice known for a change as all four incumbent trustees were voted off the board during Tuesday’s election. James Greer, John Henry Holloway, Traci Willoughby and Daphne LaRock defeated the four sitting members of the CISD board rather handily.

 

The four challengers ran on the platform, ”New leadership with one common goal.” Greer led the ticket with 1,588 votes, Holloway had 1,449, Ms. Willoughy picked up 1,360 and Ms. LaRock pulled in 1,196 votes.

 

As for the incumbents, Dr. Dixon Golden had 1,009 votes, Jim Sawyer with 826, Deborah Chadwick with 773, and Ortega Cartwright had 725 votes.

 

Elsewhere, San Augustine County Judge Samye Johnson has won re-election to a second term as she defeats challenger Randy Williams by less than 100 votes, 1,449 to 1,357. The Pct. 4 beer & wine election also passed in San Augustine County, 474 to 257.

 

In the 273rd District Judge’s race, incumbent Charles Mitchell is re-elected, taking 57% of the vote. Mitchell out-polled challenger Louie Des Champs in Shelby and San Augustine County, but lost in Sabine County, with Des Champs taking 52%. Mitchell won Shelby County with 55%, and 69% in San Augustine County.

 

Shelby County Commissioner Jimmy Lout will go back in for a fourth term as he defeats challenger Tim Runnels, 945 to 469; in the Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 election, incumbent Maxie Eaves withstands the challenge from Melissa Crouch, winning by 23 votes, 1,378 to 1,355.

 

Ms. Crouch’s brother Mike, on the other hand, surprised incumbent JP Pct. 5 Jim Powers, as the Republican challenger came away with a 416 to 373 vote win.

 

In addition, there will be a new JP in Pct. 2 as Marla Denby wins over Jerry Powell, 710 to 234, as incumbent Burt Furlow will be retiring the first of the year.

 

In the City of Center City Council Position 2 election, incumbent Jerry Lathan is elected to a full-term, defeating Jud Matthews, 123-64.

0
comments


DeSoto Parish elects new DA


In DeSoto Parish, Gary Evans has won the DeSoto Parish District Attorney’s race with 52 percent over long-time incumbent Richard Johnson.

 

Also, DeSoto Parish Judge Robert Burgess will keep his position as District Court Judge.

0
comments


Incumbents rule in San Augustine ISD, city elections


Looking at the San Augustine ISD Trustee election, the election favored the incumbents. There is a tie, however for Position 3, as incumbent Ryan Garcia and Patricia McClure each get 684 votes. We were told there are several mail ballots to be counted in that election.

 

In Position 4, Incumbent Edwin Henley is re-elected with 892 votes, challenger David Garner with 305 and Henry Lee Garner 213; Position 5 incumbent Orvin Garrett takes the most votes, but does not get a clear majority, with only 47% of votes cast. Garrett had 676, to 516 for Dennis Barnes and Loretta Bedford with 223. We’ll have to check and see if there will be a run-off; and for Position 6, incumbent Charles Boyett ended with 959 votes, to 453 for Steven Standley.

 

 

Also, the San Augustine City Council election also went the way of the incumbent, well almost all. In Alderman #1, incumbent Valencia Price over Alana Borders, 282-167; Alderman #2 incumbent Pamela N. Teel 304 to 196 for James “Jim” Blackwell; Alderman #3 sees incumbent Mike Malone winning 272-242 over Stacy “Jack” Watts; Alderman #4 has incumbent Joe Verhalen defeating Rodney “Rod” Litton, 257-231; and in Alderman #5, challenger Dan Fussell wins with 331 votes, to 127 for incumbent Claudia Cabriales and 61 for Dr. John Alexander.

0
comments


Timpson area child attacked by dog released to foster care, mother makes bail


We have some additional information on the incident involving the three-year old Timpson child that was attacked by a pit bull a couple of weeks ago.

 

Child protective Services say the child is doing well and recovering in foster care.

 

Shari Pulliam with CPS said an investigation is continuing as to place the child in the future.

 

The youngster was reportedly mauled by the dog when it went outside its home while his parents were asleep on Oct. 22. He was transferred from ETMC in Carthage to Texas Children’s in Dallas to receive treatment for dog-bite injuries to his head.

 

The parents, 20-year old Leanne Fox and 27-year old David Parks were arrested on charges of injury to a child.

 

Fox made bail Tuesday, while Parks remains in the Shelby County Jail on $50,000 bail.

0
comments


"Pinecone & Mistletoe" shopping extravaganza coming Friday & Saturday, benefits local scholarships


One of the biggest holiday shopping events of the year takes place in Center this Friday & Saturday as the third annual "Pinecone & Mistletoe" Christmas Shopping Extravaganza will be held at the Windham Civic Center.

 

Over 50 vendors will be featured. The event is sponsored by the William Carrol Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, who in turn award monies in scholarships.

 

Merle Howard is event chair-person, and says the chapter will give scholarships to granduating seniors from all five Shelby County high schools.

 

Ms. Howard said "Pinecone & Mistletoe" will have all sorts of Chirtmas gifts, pamper yourself gifts, bling, and accessories for the home and holiday snacks. Hours are 11 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

 

Tickets are $5, and you'll be registered for door prizes, and do not need to be present to win.

 

Children 5 and under are free.

 

Ms. Howard tells us that Santa will also be making an appearance on Saturday for pictures.

0
comments


"Praise" planned by Shelby County Outreach Ministries on Saturday, fun for all


Shelby County Outreach Ministries will have a fundraiser this 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.

0
comments


Center Roughrider Special Olympics having BBQ sandwich sale Friday, orders taken for delivery


The Center Roughrider Special Olympics team will have a BBQ beef sandwich sale on Friday, November 7th. The BBQ is being cooked by Pete Lowe. Lunch includes chips, drink, and cookie - all for $7. The fundraiser will be held on the downtown Center square from 11am until 2pm. Office orders, minimum of 5 orders, can be delivered inside Center city limits. Contact Liz Ybarra at 936-591-4858, Renee Verdine at 936-591-4882, or Sharon Adams at 936-332-7204 for pre-orders.

0
comments


First Baptist-Center Student Ministry holding 5th quarter Friday night


The student ministry of First Baptist Church in Center is sponsoring 5th quarter after the Center football game Friday night. The event will have food, fun and Lazer Tag and will last until midnight. It’s a great place to hang out with friends. 5th quarter is open to 7th thru 12th grade students in Shelby County and will be held at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Center.

0
comments


Timpson VFD holding BINGO event, gun raffle Saturday evening


The Timpson Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a night of Bingo at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. There will be a raffle of three guns, including a Mossberg 12-gauge pump, a Savage with scope and a Marlin XS7 youth gun with .243 bolt action. The tickets are $2 each or 6 for $10. Tickets are available from any Timpson Volunteer Fireman. You do not have to be present to win.

0
comments


CISD extends invitation to family member to have Thanksgiving lunch with their student(s)


The Center ISD and Southwest Foodservice Excellence invite parents, grandparents, and family members to a special Thanksgiving lunch this month. On Tuesday, Nov. 11 lunch will be served at Center Intermediate and Middle School; Nov. 13 at Center Elementary; Nov. 18 at F.L. Moffett; and Nov. 20 at Center High School.

 

The menu will consist of Oven Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Cornbread Stuffing, Seasoned Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Warm Wheat Rolls, and Homemade Pumpkin Bar, all for $4 per visitor. Contact your student's school for specific lunch times.

0
comments


Veterans' Day programs 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.

 

Tenaha Schools invites all veterans and military personnel from all branches of the military to join them for their Veterans’ Day Program on Tuesday, November 11, at 9:30 a.m. in the school cafeteria. The program is being sponsored by the Tenaha High School BETA and Jr. BETA Clubs. Military family members and community members are invited. Refreshments will be served after 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 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.

 

 

 

 

0
comments


Funeral notices 11/5/14


Watson & Son Funeral Home announces service for 65-year old George Kennith Hooper of Center. He passed away Monday in Houston. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with Masonic graveside service to follow at White Rock Cemetery, Center. Among Georg Kennith Hooper’s survivors is his wife, Evelyn Hooper of Center; children, Teresa & Rickey Gilchrist of Center, Alan Hooper of Center, Angie & David Gilchrist of Center, Kimberly & Shane Ray of Shelbyville, Robert & Kerrie Hooper of Center, Laura & Joe Stone of Nacogdoches and Karen & Mark Caniglia of Blanchard, La.; sisters, Mildred McSwain of Center, Marie & Doyle Golden of Buna, Georgie & Gipp Waller of Kountze and Cynda & Obie Jones.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces pending service for 51-year old Martin Munoz of Center. He passed away Tuesday at his residence. Among Marin Munoz’s survivors is his wife, Hillaria Munoz of Center; son, Alex & Melissa Munzo of Center; and daughter, Diana Munzo of Center. Service and additional information will be given at a later time.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces service for 85-year old Bernie Beth Blout of Joaquin. Service will be at 2 p.m. this afternoon at Word of Faith in Joaquin, with burial at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces a memorial service for 87-year old Cora Louise Green of Joaquin. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

 

Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson announces service for 66-year old Richard Allen "Big Daddy" Kublick of Timpson. Service will be at 11 a.m. this morning at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, with burial at a later date in Michigan. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. this morning until service time.

 

Garrison Funeral Home announces service for 96-year old Helen Irene (Weatherly) Brittain. Service will be at 2 p.m. this afternoon at First Baptist Church in Garrison. Graveside service will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison.

 

Hicks Mortuary of Center announces a graveside service for 65-year old Ruble V.C. Osby of Center. Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Westview Cemetery in Center.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces pending service for 50-year old Mrs. Felicia Steadman Hussain of Houston, formerly of Tenaha. She passed away Sunday at her residence in Houston.

0
comments


Local Sports Roundup 11/5/14; Send off planned for CHS Tennis Team at 3 p.m. today


Tenaha Tiger Cross Country athlete Carlos Bustamante is headed to this weekend's UIL state championship meet in Round Rock after finishing in the top ten at the Region III Cross Country Meet in Houston last weekend. This is the first Tenaha cross country athlete to qualify for state. Also, freshman regional qualifier Crystal McDonald took part in the region meet and posted her personal best of the season.

 

The Center Roughrider Tennis Team will be playing in the 2014 UIL Team Tennis State Tournament Thursday and Friday, at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center on the Texas A&M University campus. The Roughrider Tennis team will meet Abiliene Wylie at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning in the 4A semifinals. The winner has the Wills Point-Fredericksburg winner in the 4A finals. Center is 13-2 on the season, while Abilene Wylie is 18-3.

 

In a show of support, the CHS Tennis Team will be escorted around the Center Square at 3 p.m. today in a sendoff to state. You’re invited to share in the experience and show support. Bring your signs, bells and show the players and coaches you’re behind them all the way!

 

The Panola College Volleyball team is set to open play in the 2014 Region XIV (14) Tournament this weekend at Lee College in Baytown. As the #2 seed in the north, and ranked No. 19 in the country, the Fillies (23-5) are set to square off in the first round against San Jacinto College (19-11), the #3 seed out of the south side of the conference. Eight teams have earned a spot to compete in this double-elimination format tournament that will decide which two teams move on to represent Region XIV at the National Tournament held in Casper, Wyoming later this month. Four teams in the field are ranked in the nation's top 20.

 

It's the final week of sub-varsity football action Thursday night, and the schedule includes the Center Jr. High at home to play Gladewater beginning at 4:30 p.m., while the River Freshmen/JV go to Gladewater in a 5 p.m. start.

 

The Tenaha Tiger Jr. High is home to play Mt. Enterprise at 5 p.m.

The Shelbyville Jr. High and JV are home against West Sabine with a 5 p.m. start.

The Joaquin Ram Jr. High and JV go to Beckville with a 5 p.m. kick-off.

The Timpson Jr. High will be on the road to Fruitvale Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The Timpson Cubs are undefeated on the season.

San Augustine Jr. High and JV will be at Cushing, and Garrison 7th, 8th, and JV is home against Corrigan.

 

Friday night's high school football action has the Center Roughriders wrapping up their season at home against district leading and state-ranked Gladewater. It's also the annual Pack the Place Pink game.

 

The undefeated Shelbyville Dragons will be playing for the outright district championship as they go to Pineland to play West Sabine; the Tenaha Tigers are also playoff bound and can take a district title when they finish the regular season at Mount Enterprise; the Joaquin Rams will be playing for a post-season berth as they take on Beckville in Joaquin. That's also our Shelby County Game of the Week on Q-100 KQBB.

 

The Timpson Bears are also headed to the state playoffs and will be home to play Fruitvale Friday night. Meanwhile, San Augustine will conclude its season at home against Cushing; and the Garrison Bulldogs will apparently miss the playoffs for the first time in awhile when they go to Corrigan. Logansport is home to take on Montgomery.

0
comments


Panola Fillies' Volleyball prepares for regional tournament Nov. 7-9


The Panola College Volleyball team is all set to open play in the 2014
Region XIV Tournament this weekend, November 7th-9th, at Lee College in
Baytown, Texas. As the #2 seed in the north, the Fillies (23-5) are set to
square off in the first round against San Jacinto College (19-11), the #3
seed out of the south side of the conference.

The Fillies, currently ranked 19th in the country, enter the tournament led
by a trio of sophomores who are leading the conference in several
statistical categories. Outside hitter Kennedi Coleman is leading the
conference in kills per set overall with 4.11, while right side hitter
Nathali Chaves is 6th on the list with 3.02. Coleman and Chaves also come
in 4th and 5th, respectively, in hitting efficiency during conference play.
Chaves is also 9th in service aces per set, while Coleman is 4th in blocks
per set and 8th in digs per set. Sophomore libero Justine Luis is the
overall leader in digs per set, posting a highly impressive 5.75 digs per
set clip during conference play.

This year's Region XIV Conference tournament is set to be another highly
competitive one, boasting four teams currently ranked in the nation's top
20, three more who were ranked at some point this season, and both the
defending NJCAA National Champion and Runner-Up from a year ago. Eight
teams have earned a spot to compete in this double-elimination format
tournament that will decide which two teams move on to represent Region XIV
at the National Tournament held in Casper, Wyoming later this month.

 


A complete bracket of the tournament can be found online at:
http://www.lee.edu/athletics/files/2014/10/schedule.pdf.

 

Fillies sophomores Nathali Chaves, Justine Luis and Kennedi Coleman prepare to receive serve against Wharton County Oct. 10.

0
comments


CHS hosts annual UIL Academic Invitational


On Saturday, November 1st, Center High School held its annual UIL Academic
Invitational. Nine schools attended the event with just over two hundred
kids present and over fifty adults. With multiple events going on with CHS
students last weekend, many of the regular team members were unable to
attend, but those who competed continued the tradition of excellence in CHS
UIL Academics. Results of CHS students were as follows:


Computer Applications – 6th place, Brianna Cox

Number Sense – 4th place, Haley Hockenberry

Accounting – 2nd Place, Changchai Wang

Feature Writing – Alysen Jefferson

Informative Speaking – 6th place, Zane Ochoa, and  1st place, Brianna Suell

Persuasive Speaking – 3rd place, Allan Avendano

News Writing – 4th place, Alysen Jefferson

Science – 6th place, Brittany Lawrence; 5th place, Dillon Reynolds; and 1st
place, James Holt

Top Biology Score: James Holt

Top Chemistry Score: James Holt

Science 1st place team Center – James Holt, Dillon Reynolds, Brittany
Lawrence, Tory Davis, Zoey Stuever

Lincoln-Douglas Debate – 3rd place, Gabby Castaneda; 2nd place, Zane Ochoa;
and 1st place, Brittany Lawrence

CX-Debate – 1st place, Brianna Suell and Allan Avendano

Top Speaker: Brianna Suell

0
comments


Rider Tennis Team wins Region Title, headed to State Thursday & Friday at A&M


On Friday and Saturday, October 31st and November 1st, the Center
Varsity Tennis Team traveled to Willis, TX. to compete in the Region 3-AAAA
Championship.
   The Riders received a bye in the quarterfinals as the #1 seed in the
tournament and would compete against the winner of Taylor and China Spring.
   The Riders faced Taylor in the semifinals and after many close doubles
matches that could have gone either way, the Riders were up 6-1 after
doubles. The Riders would only need 4 wins out of the remaining 12 singles
matches to capture the victory.
   Center won 4 of the first 5 singles matches to come off the court which
sealed the win and sent them for a bid at the region title.
   The Regional Championship matches would be a repeat of the Area
Championship against Van.
   The Riders would start up 4-3 after doubles and sweep 6 boys singles
giving the Riders the Region Championship 10-5 over Van.
Center is now one of the top 4 tennis teams in the State in Class 4A. They
will compete in the State Semifinals on Thursday, November 6th at 8 AM against
Abilene Wylie at Texas A&M.
 

Regional Champion CHS Tennis Team. Photo by Katie Dunn

0
comments


Center FFA excels at district contests


16 FFA Members on 5 FFA Leadership Development Teams competed at the Piney Woods District Contest yesterday at SFA against over 200 other FFA Members. After the dust settled our students placed *1st in 3 events*, *2nd in one * and *4th in another *and advanced to Area!!!! There are MANY opportunities in the FFA and speaking events are just a few.

*Here's a little breakdown of what students must do to earn there way to
Area:* *Agricultural Advocacy:* a team made up of 3-5 students whom give a
presentation over  they must memorize a script. This year our topic was "Marketing Agricultural Products". They must give this presentation to a panel of judges while using props, speaking abilities, and memorization skills in a 5-8 minute time frame. *This year Nate Morris, Rylee Morris, Megan Dunn, Madison McMillan, and Emma Locke won FIRST and advanced to the Area Contest!!*

*Job Interview:* students create a professional resume and cover letter in advance, and prepare to complete a hand written application, phone
interview, and personal interview with a panel of judges at the contest.
For the most part, this process is SPOT ON with true interviews at true
jobs (possibly a bit more grueling). *Konner Windham did an AMAZING job
this year at District placing 8th!!*

*FFA Creed Speaking:* a member presents the FFA Creed from memory and
answers questions about it's meaning, purpose, and relevance. This even is just one way to boost self-confidence, earn recognition, and develop
powerful, organized and professional communication skills. Junior Creed
Speaking is open to Freshmen FFA members and Senior Creed Speaking is for
FFA members in grades 10th and above. *Megan Dunn was the Piney Woods
District Junior Creed Speaking CHAMPION, while Whitlee Reed WON for the
senior division!*

*FFA Broadcasting:* A team of 3 members present an informative radio
program covering an agricultural subject that is current in nature and
local in content. The contest assumes that the chapter has a regularly
schedules non-commercial radio program once each month over a local
station. This year our team presented a broadcast over Giant Salvania and
it's affects on the lakes here in deep East Texas. *The team consisted of
Alec Lucas, Taighen Mathews and Whitlee Reed, they placed 9th!*

*Agricultural Skills:* the team is made up of 3-5 students whom give a
presentation over a demonstration of an Agricultural Skill. The
presentation is hands-on and must be completed in a 10-20 minute time
frame. Students them answer questions over their topics. This year our Ag
Skill was- "Processing a Chicken" where students had to exhibit the proper techniques of cutting it up, proper sanitation, and cleaning up after the process. *Our Greenhand team was Dalton Alexander, Lexi Moody, and Kaden LaRock- these students placed 2nd and advanced to Area!! Our Senior Skills team was: Zack Fauset, Madison McMillan, and Kamden Lucas, whom placed 4th out of 15 teams!*

These students worked countless hours before and after school to be
competitive at these contests! Those advancing will compete at SFA next
Tuesday for a chance to make it to state!!

 

0
comments


Goodwill Industries to open Center location within the month


Center Broadcasting has been able to verify that a Goodwill Industries store will be opening in Center soon.

 

We spoke with Goodwill Industries of East Texas Executive Director Kimberly Lewis yesterday and she said they will be opening the store in a portion of the old Wal-mart at the north traffic intersection, on the end opposite Tractor Supply within the month.

 

She noted the store will employee around 15 initially.

 

In addition, Ms. Lewis said they will be working with the East Texas Food Bank to offer a concept known as "Good Assist", which will be a one-stop for those seeking assistance.

 

Ms. Lewis noted they felt the Center market was a good one for opening a new location and said that Goodwill Industries looked forward to being in Center and Shelby County.

 

This will be the 16th Goodwill location under the guidance of Goodwill Industries of East Texas based in Tyler.

0
comments


Today is General Election Day...Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. GO VOTE!!


Today is General Election Day as polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters will be casting ballots on a number of state-wide races, including governor and lt. governor.
 
In Shelby and San Augustine Counties, voting is being done for the 273rd District Judge. This election also includes Sabine County voters.
 
Shelby County voters in County Commissioner Pct. 2 will elected a commissioner, and in JP Precincts 1, 2 & 5. While voters in the Center ISD are electing four trustees, and the City of Center Council Position 2 voting in taking place for a councilman.
 
San Augustine County voters are selecting a new county judge, San Augustine ISD is voting on four trustees and the City of San Augustine will be electing five alderman.
 

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

 

Center Broadcasting has posted the voting locations for today's election in both Shelby and San Augustine Counties on the front page of our website, cbc-radio.com.

 

We'll join with the Texas State Network to give election coverage starting at 7 p.m. this evening on KDET and online at cbc-radio.com.

 

Remember, you can download the free Tune-in radio app and listen on your I-Phone or Android device. You can also follow election returns from both Shelby and San Augustine County on the Center Broadcasting Facebook page, as we’ll be posting results there during the evening Tuesday.

 

We'll also be doing election updates in between segments on Don Wall's Shelby County Coaches Show from 7 to 9 p.m.

 

 

0
comments


Logansport man pleads guilty to intentionally exposing sexual partners to HIV, raping a family member


A Logansport man admitted yesterday that he intentionally exposed several sexual partners to the HIV virus and also raped a young family member.
 
The admission happened in DeSoto District Court in Mansfield in the form of a guilty plea from 40-year old Cartrell Brooks.
 
District Attorney Richard Johnson said the plea to three counts of intentional exposure to AIDS and one count of aggravated incest came midway during the jury selection process in his trial.
 
Brooks will be sentenced at a later day. He faces a maximum of 30 years.
 
Brooks also has other charges pending in Texas and New York,
 

0
comments


Two-vehicle accident in Nacogdoches County takes life of one, Garrison child in critical condition


A Nacogdoches woman was killed, a two-year old Garrison girl seriously  injured, following a two-vehicle accident Sunday night north of Nacogdoches.
 
DPS says an investigation indicates a 2006 Cadillac was traveling southbound in the northbound lane of FM 941, Appleby Sand Road around 6:30 p.m., when it struck a northbound VW Bettle, about eight miles out of Nacogdoches.
 
A passenger in the Cadillac, 78-year old Oweeda Morris of Nacogdoches was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle, 82-year old William Morris was taken to a hospital and released.
 
The VW was driven by 51-year old Lisa Owens of Nacogdoches. Owens, and three of her passengers, 25-year old Heather Owens, 5-year old Nathaniel Troxell and 2-year old Allyson Troxell, were transported to Nacogdoches Memorial with injuries.
 
Allyson Troxell is listed in critical condition, and has been transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.
 
All other passengers are listed in stable condition at Memorial Hospital.
 

0
comments


Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 11/3/14--11/4/14


Arrest Report
11/3/14—11/4/14
 
Shelby County:
 
 
Tony Ray Smith, Jr., 31, Center, Driving While License Invalid
 
Charles Boyter, 55, Joaquin, Warrant-Speeding & Warrant-Ran a Red Light
 
Shaddrick McCollister, 30, Center, Criminal Trepass
 
Luis Sanchez, 49, Center, Driving While Intoxicated-3rd or more & No Drivers License
 
San Augustine County: 
 
Kimberly R. Brown, Warrant-Failure to Appear, Original Charge: 2X-Theft by Check
 
Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 
 

0
comments


Funeral Notices: 11/4/14


Hicks Mortuary-Center
 
Graveside services for Mr. Ruble V.C. Osby, 65, of Center will be Friday, November 7, 2014 at 2:00pm at Westview Cemetery. Mr. Osby died November 2, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches, Texas. 
 
Survivors:
Wife: Evelyn Osby of Center, Texas
 
Son: Patrick V.C. Osby of Federal Way, Washington
 
Daughter: Tomeka (Kenneth) Moody of Center, Texas
 
2 Brothers: Ervin Osby and Floyd Osby Jr. of Center, Texas
 
1 Sister: Dorothy Bonaparte of Center, Texas
 
 
Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson
 
Richard Allen “Big Daddy” Kublick, 66, of Timpson, TX, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014, in Nacogdoches, TX. Funeral service for Mr. Kublick will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 5, 2014, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy Platt officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be Wednesday from 10:00 AM until service time.
 
Born July 26, 1948, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Richard A. Kublick was the son of the late Edward Kublick and Marjorie (Mortimore) Kublick Radke. He was a truck driver and enjoyed making cuckoo clocks. Richard was a loving husband, brother, and uncle and was known as “Big Daddy” to his many CB buddies. He also attended Woodland Christian Church, Timpson. Richard and Sheri Spencer were married October 8, 2011, in Timpson.
 
Survivors include:
 
Wife, Sheri Kublick of Timpson
 
Stepfather, Irvin Radke of Punta Gorda, FL
 
Brothers:
Rodney Kublick and wife Robin of Louisville, Kentucky
Roger Kublick of Stevensville, Michigan
 
Stepsisters:
Sue Ahonen and husband Alan of Port Charlotte, FL
Sandra Brewer of Punta Gorda, FL, and
Sharon Radke of Port Charlotte, FL
 
Aunt, Iris Amos and husband John of Timpson, TX
 
Uncle, Emery Rader, Jr. of St. Joseph, Michigan
 
Nieces, Elizabeth and Christiana Kublick of Louisville, Kentucky.
 
A graveside service and interment will be held later in Caldwell Cemetery in Eau Claire, Michigan.
 
 
 
Garrison Funeral Home
 
Helen Irene (Weatherly) Brittain was born June 1, 1918 to A.C. and Fannie Weatherly in Lufkin, Texas. She passed away October 31, 1914 in The Woodlands, Texas.
 
Service will be held at First Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas at 2:00pm,Wednesday, November 5, 2014 with Bro. Jeremy Pruitt and Bro. John McGuire. Grave side service will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery, Garrison, Texas. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.
 
Surviving family:
 
Brother:
Thomas Weatherly & wife Mary Lou of LaPorte, Texas
 
Sons:
T. Daniel Brittain & wife Karen of Dallas, TX
David F. Brittain & wife Betty of Wimberly, TX
 
 
Mangum Funeral Home
 
Bernie Beth Blount, 85, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014 at LifeCare Hospital in Shreveport, LA.
 
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Word of Faith Church in Joaquin. Burial will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be this evening November 4, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.
 
 
She is survived by:
 
Children:
Eugene D. Blount, Jr. & wife, Betty Kay of Joaquin
Sissy Morgan & husband, Phinis of Waxahachie
Linda Ruth Martin & husband, Donnie of Humble
Ronnie Blount & wife, Jan of Waxahachie
Ricky Blount & wife, Ginny of Joaquin
 
 
2 Sisters:
Jimmie Baker of Waxahachie
Lyndal Gunter & husband, Perry of Houston
 
 
 
Mangum Funeral Home
 
Cora Louise Green, 87, of Joaquin formerly of Biloxi, Mississippi, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Willis Knighton North in Shreveport, LA.
 
Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Jackson Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. David Long officiating,
 
She was born January 2, 1927 in Biloxi, Mississippi to Ralph Anthony Ladnier and Rae Audrey (Entrikin) Ladnier. She was a member of the Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.
 
She is preceded in death by her Parents, Ralph and Rae Ladnier, Husband, William H. Green, 2 Brothers, Ralph Ladnier and Alfred Ladnier, Sister, Jeannie Entrikin and Daughter-in-law, Angela Green.
 
She is survived by:
 
Children:
Frances Carroll & husband, Raymond of Joaquin
William H. Green, Jr. of Gautier, MS
Toni Johnston of Biloxi, MS
 

0
comments


Local Sports Round up 11/4/14; Lady Riders eliminated in volleyball playoffs, Dragons move up in state rankings


The Center Lady Rider volleyball team lost their bi-district match against Carthage last night in straight sets. The Lady Bulldogs take a 25-12 win in the first set, and come away with the second set, 25-6. Congratulations Lady Riders on a great season. Carthage advances to play the Fairfield/Gatesville winner in area.
 
Due to incoming inclement weather, the 2014 UIL Team Tennis State Tournament has been postponed. The Team Tennis State Tournament will be played Thursday and Friday, November 6-7 at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center on the Texas A&M University campus. The Center Roughrider Tennis team will meet Abiliene Wylie at 8 a.m. Thursday morning in the 4A semifinals. The winner has the Wills Point-Fredericksburg winner in the 4A finals. Center is 13-2 on the season, while Abilene Wylie is 18-3.
 
The A.P. Texas High School Football rankings this week have the undefeated Shelbyville Dragons inching up to No. 11 in the Class 2A poll, with Tenaha holding steady at No. 15. Alto is No. 7 in the same poll.
 
 
 

0
comments


Forecasters say 2-4 inches of rain possible with system starting later today



Today: A 20 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Tonight: An 80% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 61. South wind around 5 mph.
 
Wednesday: An 80% chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 68. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon. 
 
Wednesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 42.
 
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 67.
 
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41.
 
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

0
comments


Head-on collision in Shelby County takes life of San Saba man Monday morning


A two-vehicle accident in Shelby County, near the San Augustine County line just after midnight Monday has taken the life of a San Saba man.

 

According to DPS Communications, Lufkin, Corporal Jimmy Faulkner investigated the accident, and he reports that 44-year old Cory Stovall was northbound in a 2014 Dodge Caravan on U.S. Hwy. 96 when he reportedly drifted across his lane of traffic and struck a southbound 2010 International Tractor Trailer hauling wood chips head-on at 12:05 a.m.

 

The 18-wheeler was driven by 69-year old James Fuller of Jacksonville, who was uninjured.

 

It’s reported the tractor-trailer was engulfed in flames. Stovall was pronounced dead at the scene by JP Pct. 4 Larry “Dude” Jones.

0
comments


CHS Cross Country members going to state


Center Roughrider Cross Country athletes, Giovani Angel and Arnol Escobedo have both qualified for state after placing in the regional event in Humble last Saturday.

0
comments


Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 10/31/14--11/3/14


Arrest Report

 

10/31/14—11/03/14

 

Shelby County:

 

LeAnne Jeanette Fox, 20, Timpson, Warrant-Injury to a Child

 

David Parks, 27, Timpson, Warrant-Injury to a Child

 

Justin Evans, 22, Center, Cooke County Warrant-Failure to Appear, Original Charge: Possession of Marijuana

 

Xavier Smith, 35, Nacogdoches, Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

Juan Mareno, 39, Center, Driving While Intoxicated & No Drivers License

 

Brittany McSwain, 19, Tenaha, Driving While Intoxicated

 

Mario Garcia, 20, Timpson, Driving While Intoxicated

 

Thomas Chase Lee, 18, Timpson, Warrant-Tampering/Fabricating Evidence

 

Joe Lynn Tarver, 34, Driving While Intoxicated

 

Johnathon Childs, 21, Mount Enterprise, Public Intoxication

 

San Augustine County:

 

 

Neiman L. Wilson, 25, San Augustine, Assault/Family Violence

 

Jeffery L. Armstrong, 32, San Augustine, Criminal Negligent Homicide, this follows a recent San Augustine Grand Jury indictment. Armstrong was the step-father of 13-year old Kendall Singleton that drowned April 7 at San Augustine City Lake.

 

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

0
comments


Search continues for Timpson bank robbers


The search continues for two black males involved in the armed robbery of Austin Bank in Timpson last Friday afternoon.

 

One of the subjects was carrying a shotgun when they entered the bank around 4 p.m.

 

It’s reported the duo got some $360 of a customer’s money that was conducting business, before going to another window demanding cash, with the teller reportedly giving the men approximately $2,000.  

 

The two subjects left the bank in a white, small four-door early model car traveling on U.S. 59 in an unknown direction of travel.

 

They were both wearing toboggans and sunglasses, and there were no injuries during the incident.

 

The FBI, Texas Rangers and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the bank robbery.

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at 936-598-5600, or the Texas Department of Public Safety in Lufkin at 936-699-7340.

0
comments


Parents of child mauled by dog returned to Shelby County, another man arrested for removing animal from the scene


We want to bring you up-to-date on an incident involving a dog attack on a three-year old Timpson area child Oct. 22.

 

That child continues to recover from serious head injuries at Texas Children’s Hospital in Dallas from bites sustained from a pit bulldog at its home in the Rose Hill Community.

 

The child’s parents, 20-year old Leanne Fox and 27-year old David Parks, who were both arrested in Dallas County and charged with Injury to a Child the next day, were both transferred back to Shelby County last Friday, and remain in the Shelby County Jail.

 

It’s reported the parents were asleep when the child was attacked.

 

Another individual, who’s been identified as 18-year old Thomas Chase Lee was arrested over the weekend and charged with /tampering evidence after he removed the animal from the scene. He has made bond. It’s not known if the dog belonged to Lee. It was picked up by authorities and placed in quarantine.

 

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

0
comments


Parents of child mauled by dog returned to Shelby County, another man arrested for removing animal from the scene


We want to bring you up-to-date on an incident involving a dog attack on a three-year old Timpson area child Oct. 22.

 

That child continues to recover from serious head injuries at Texas Children’s Hospital in Dallas from bites sustained from a pit bulldog at its home in the Rose Hill Community.

 

The child’s parents, 20-year old Leanne Fox and 27-year old David Parks, who were both arrested in Dallas County and charged with Injury to a Child the next day, were both transferred back to Shelby County last Friday, and remain in the Shelby County Jail.

 

It’s reported the parents were asleep when the child was attacked.

 

Another individual, who’s been identified as 18-year old Thomas Chase Lee was arrested over the weekend and charged with /tampering evidence after he removed the animal from the scene. He has made bond. It’s not known if the dog belonged to Lee. It was picked up by authorities and placed in quarantine.

 

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

0
comments


Early voting numbers show interest in Shelby County Nov. 4 elections; local races listed


Tomorrow is General Election Day, and voting precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. as voters will be casting their ballots on statewide and local elections. Two weeks of early voting concluded last Friday with a reported good turnout in a non-presidential election.

 

In Shelby County, County Clerk Alison Harbison reports 2,065 voted early in the General Election; 1,287 in the Center ISD Trustee election; and 62 in the City of Center Council Position 2 race. Ms. Harbison also reports 450 mail ballots were sent out for the General Election; 45 for the Center School Board race; and 17 in the City of Center election.

 

Meanwhile, in San Augustine County, Election Administrator Deborah Woods tells us 1,259 voted early, which includes all elections.

 

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

 

Center Broadcasting has posted the voting locations for Tuesday’s election in both Shelby and San Augustine Counties on the front page of our website, cbc-radio.com.

 

We'll join with the Texas State Network to give election coverage starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening on KDET and online at cbc-radio.com. Remember, you can download the free Tune-in radio app and listen on your I-Phone or Android device. You can also follow election returns from both Shelby and San Augustine County on the Center Broadcasting Facebook page, as we’ll be posting results there during the evening Tuesday.

 

Here's a rundown of the Shelby County challenged races:

 

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’s 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.

0
comments


Early voting numbers show interest in Shelby County Nov. 4 elections; local races listed


Tomorrow is General Election Day, and voting precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. as voters will be casting their ballots on statewide and local elections. Two weeks of early voting concluded last Friday with a reported good turnout in a non-presidential election.

 

In Shelby County, County Clerk Alison Harbison reports 2,065 voted early in the General Election; 1,287 in the Center ISD Trustee election; and 62 in the City of Center Council Position 2 race. Ms. Harbison also reports 450 mail ballots were sent out for the General Election; 45 for the Center School Board race; and 17 in the City of Center election.

 

Meanwhile, in San Augustine County, Election Administrator Deborah Woods tells us 1,259 voted early, which includes all elections.

 

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

 

Center Broadcasting has posted the voting locations for Tuesday’s election in both Shelby and San Augustine Counties on the front page of our website, cbc-radio.com.

 

We'll join with the Texas State Network to give election coverage starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening on KDET and online at cbc-radio.com. Remember, you can download the free Tune-in radio app and listen on your I-Phone or Android device. You can also follow election returns from both Shelby and San Augustine County on the Center Broadcasting Facebook page, as we’ll be posting results there during the evening Tuesday.

 

Here's a rundown of the Shelby County challenged races:

 

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’s 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.

0
comments


San Augustine County races on Nov. 4 ballot


In San Augustine County, voters will decide on the following local challenged races: 273rd District Judge, county judge with incumbent Democrat Samye Johnson challenged by former judge and Republican Randy Williams, four San Augustine ISD Trustees, and five City of San Augustine Alderman spots.

 

In addition, 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;

 

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.

 

The Nov. 4 voting precincts for San Augustine County can be found on the Center Broadcasting Company's Website homepage.

 

Remember: You must have a valid photo ID in order to vote.

0
comments


Outreach Ministries "Praise" family event to be held all-day Saturday,


Shelby County Outreach Ministries will have a fundraiser this 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.

0
comments


Center FFA Wildlife Judging Teams advance to regional competition


Two Center FFA Wildlife Judging teams will be advance to regional competition after taking first and third place at the district contest last Thursday.

 

The top team consisted of Kamden Lucas, Zack Fauset, Dalton Alexander and Nate Morris.

 

While the third place team was Kaden LaRock, Logan Speedy, Tyler Fountain and Luke Mooney.

 

There were four districts involved in the regional contest, with Center FFA 4th overall out of 24 teams from four counties.

 

The regional wildlife judging will be Nov. 5 at SFA.

0
comments


CHS Roughrider Band scores superior rating at NAMMB event Saturday


The Center Roughrider Marching Band scored a superior rating at Saturday’s Texas State Military Marching Band Contest at SFA in Nacogdoches. The event is sponsored by the National Association of Military Marching Bands. 

0
comments


Pinecone & Mistletoe Christmas Shopping Extravaganza to be held Friday & Saturday


The Pinecone and Mistletoe Christmas Shopping Extravaganza Friday & Saturday is hosted by the Williams Carroll Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

 

Over 50 vendors will be on hand. Shop for Christmas gifts, pamper yourself gifts, bling, accessories for the home and holiday snacks. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

 

Entry is $5 and registers you for door prizes and you do not have to be present to win. Children 5 and under are free.

 

Santa Claus will be stopping by Saturday for pictures.

 

0
comments


Today's your final opportunity to get advance tickets to Taste of the Holiday's event set for Friday


Today's the last day to get an advance ticket to this Friday night's 2nd annual Taste of the Holidays sampling and dining experience at the Windham Civic Center.

 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are hosting the event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday. Space is limited and advance tickets are $25 per person, which includes admission to Taste of the Holidays and Pinecone and Mistletoe Christmas Market.

 

Tickets are available through today at Sombreros, Center Antiques and Sandwich Shop, Gatherings, Shelby County Today, Jennings Place, the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce or from any chamber ambassador.

 

Participating in the exclusive Taste of the Holidays are 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.   

0
comments


Funeral Notices: 11/3/14


Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for Bro. Charles Hannah of Center. He passed away Thursday in Houston. Service will be at 2 p.m. today at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, with interment at White Rock Cemetery, Center. Among Bro. Charles Hannah’s survivors are his children, Delaena & Boyd Evridge of Center and Josh & Sarah Hannah of Center; brothers, Joe Hannah, Jr. and Lynn & Janet Hannah, all of Arkansas; and sister, Linda & Buck Stephens of Arkansas.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces service for 101-year old Mrs. Jimmie Dunham of Logansport, formerly of Center. She passed away Thursday at her residence. Service will be at 11 a.m. this morning at First Baptist Church in Joaquin, with burial at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

 

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. this afternoon at Fairview Cemetery in Center.

 

Hicks Mortuary of Center announces pending service for 65-year old Ruble Osby of Center.

0
comments


Local Sports Round up 11/3/14; Rider Tennis Team headed to State, Lady Rider Volleyball in bi-district tonight, football playoff picture clearing up


The Center Roughrider Tennis Team is headed to the state tournament after dominating the regional event last Friday & Saturday in Willis. Some 20 Center tennis players will be making the trip to state. The team has been ranked No. 4 in the state most of the year. It marks the best showing by a Center team sport to make it to a state championship event since 1973.

 

The Center Lady Rider Varsity Volleyball team will play a Bi-District Championship match at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Carthage. The winner has the winner of the Fairfield/Gatesville match in the area round later this week. Also, the San Augustine Lady Wolves are playing Hull-Daisetta in a Bi-District Championship match.

 

In last Friday night’s football, the Center Roughriders will miss the state playoffs after Texarkana Pleasant Grove fought back to take a 45-42 win. The Riders will wrap-up the season at home Friday at home against front-runner Gladewater.

 

The Shelbyville Dragons win a thriller against San Augustine, as a missed try on a two-point conversion spilled doom for the Wolves, as Shelbyville takes a 21-20 win to remain unbeaten, clinching a playoff berth and a share of the district championship. The Dragons go to West Sabine this week with the outright title on the line.

 

San Augustine had their playoff hopes dashed with the setback. The Wolves will host Cushing Friday.

 

The Joaquin Rams take a 46-6 win over Cushing, and need only to beat Beckville at Ram Stadium this week to take the last playoff spot.

 

The Timpson Bears also punched their ticket into the state playoffs Friday night with a 47-30 win over Maud. Timpson will be home this week to finish out with Fruitvale. The Tenaha Tigers are also playoff bound staving off a scrappy ball control Overton team, 34-24 Saturday. The Tigers will officially have the district championship Friday night with a win at Mount Enterprise.

 

The Garrison Bulldogs lose to Newton, 39-6, and must beat Corrigan-Camden Friday and have Crockett lose to Deweyville to have a chance at post-season. Also, Logansport beats Northwood-Lena, 39-0.

 

The SFA Football Lumberjacks have a tough time against rival Sam Houston State, losing to the Bearkats, 42-28.

 

The Shelby County Junior Bass Anglers will have a meeting at 7pm this evening 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.

 

 

High School Football Standings

 

Dist. 6-4A Div. II

                          Dist.   All

x-Gladewater     4-0     8-1

x-Atlanta            3-1     8-1

Tx. Pleas Grove 2-2     6-3

Tatum                2-2     4-5

Spring Hill         1-3     2-7

Center               0-4     2-6

x-clinched playoffs

Top 4 teams advance

 

Oct. 31

Center 42 Pleasant Grove 45

Tatum 28 Atlanta 34

Spring Hill 14 Gladewater 54

 

Nov. 7

Gladewater at Center

Atlanta at Spring Hill

Pleasant Grove at Tatum

 

 

Dist. 10-2A Div. I

                        Dist.  All

x-Shelbyville   4-0    8-0

x-West Sabine  3-1    7-2

Joaquin            2-2   5-3

San Augustine 2-2   4-5

Beckville            1-3    4-4

Cushing             0-4    4-5

x-clinched playoffs

Top 3 teams advance

 

Oct. 31

San Augustine 20 Shelbyville 21

Joaquin 46 Cushing 6

West Sabine 50 Beckville 28

 

Nov. 7

Shelbyville at West Sabine

Cushing at San Augustine

Beckville at Joaquin

 

 

Dist. 11-2A Div. II

                 Dist.   All

x-Tenaha  4-0    7-1

x-Timpson3-1   3-5

Maud         2-2    4-5

Overton     2-2    4-5

Mt. Enter   1-3    4-5

Fruitvale    0-4    0-9

x-clinched playoffs

Top 3 teams advance

 

Oct. 31

Tenaha 34 Overton 24

Timpson 47 Maud 30

Mount Enterprise 42 Fruitvale 24

 

Nov. 7

Tenaha at Mount Enterprise

Fruitvale at Timpson

Maud at Overton

0
comments


Partly sunny & mild today, rain's a comin' Tuesday thru Wednesday


Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Southeast wind around 10 mph.
 
Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 77. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Tuesday Night: An 80% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low around 60. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. 
 
Wednesday: A 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. North wind around 5 mph.
 
Wednesday Night: A 70% chance of showers, possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. 
 
Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
 
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41.
 
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 65.

0
comments


High School Football Scores


FINALS

 

Center 42  Pleasant Grove 45

San Augustine 20  Shelbyville 21

Joaquin 46  Cushing 6

Timpson 47  Maud 30

Overton at Tenaha (Saturday-4 p.m.) Q-100 KQBB will broadcast w/Don Wall

 

Newton 39  Garrison 6

Logansport 39  Northwood-Lena 0

Carthage 42  Palestine 0

West Sabine 50  Beckville 28

Crockett 47  Hemphilll 8

Whitehouse 36  Nacogdoches 46

Lufkin 48  Corsicana 0

Tatum 28  Atlanta 34

Spring Hill 14  Gladewater 54

Henderson 37  Chapel Hill 14

Marshall 56  Mt. Pleasant 6

Arp 55 Elysian Fields 27

Hallsville 14  Pine Tree 56

Alto 31  Kerens 6

John Tyler 62  Jacksonville 7

Carlisle 41  Cayuga 7

Rockwall 61  Tyler Lee 54

 

 

0
comments


UPDATE: Armed robbers make off with approximately $2,000 at Austin Bank-Timpson


Law enforcement are looking for two black male subjects that entered Austin Bank in Timpson, armed and demanded money around 4 p.m. Friday afternoon.

 

In a press release from Trooper David Hendry of the Texas Department of Public Safety, one of the subjects was armed with at least one firearm, which is believed to be a shotgun.

 

Timpson Police Chief Kent Graham said the duo got approximately $360 of a customer’s money that was conducting business from one teller window, before going to another widow demanding cash. It’s reported the teller gave the men approximately $2,000.

 

The two subjects then left the bank traveling on U.S. 59 in an unknown direction of travel.

 

The subjects were reportedly driving either a white four door, early 2000 model Ford Taurus, or possibly a Buick, with a dealer (paper) tag on the back.

 

The subjects are described as two black males, with one of the men reported as wearing a dark hooded shirt and a brown toboggan. The second was reported to be wearing a white shirt with black writing and wearing a white toboggan.

 

The bank robbery is currently being investigated by the Texas Rangers, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI.

 

Trooper Hendry said anyone with any information is asked to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at 936-598-5600, or the Texas Department of Public Safety in Lufkin, 936-699-7340. 

 

 

 

Photos courtesy of Texas DPS

0
comments


LinkedUpRadio Envisionwise Web Services