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Friday high school basketball results, Tenaha Tigers advance


High School Basketball Playoffs Friday

 

Class 4A Area Championship (Boys)

Center 73, Mexia 77 2OT

 

Class 2A Area Championship (Boys)

Tenaha 63, San Augustine 49

Region Quarter-final: Tenaha vs. New Summerfield, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Hallsville

 

Shelbyville 58, West Sabine 68

 

Class 2A Region Semi-Final (Girls)

Shelbyville 21, LaPoynor 74

 

Class 3A Region Semi-Final (Girls)

Central Heights 39, Rockdale 51

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Funeral Notice: Lewis Fain Ramsey


 Lewis Fain Ramsey, 90, of Longview, TX, passed away Tuesday, February 24,2015, in Texas City, TX.

 

 Funeralservices will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 28, 2015, at TaylorFuneral Home, Timpson, with Bro. Randy Smith officiating.  Interment will follow in Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson,TX.

 

Born March 31, 1924, in Joaquin, Texas, Fain Ramsey was the son of thelate John Jackson and Sarah Jane (Ferguson) Ramsey.  He was one of seven children.  Mr. Ramsey graduated from Joaquin HighSchool.   After serving in the United States Army during WWII, Mr. Fain returned to Joaquin to work with his brothers building homes in  the Houston area.

 

Mr. Ramsey met his soul mate and was marriedto Sybil Lee Culberson Ramsey until the Lord called her home in 2002.  They moved to Longview, Texas where Fain wasself-employed as a cabinet maker and owned his own cabinet shop before retiringfinally at the age of 79. He enjoyed fishing any opportunity he had to doso.  He spent much time on the Sabine River catching big ones.

 

Fain also loved travelling to Alaska and the scenerythat was in Alaska.  Mr. Ramsey made manytrips  to and from Alaska by himself and withhis brother before his health failed.  Mr.Fain was a life-long member of First Presbyterian Church of Longview, Texas andloved his church dearly.

 

Survivors include daughter, Susan Carr and husband Raymond of Kenai,Alaska, 7 nephews, and two neices. In additionto his parents, Fain was preceded in death by his loving wife of 29 years, twobrothers and four sisters.

 

 In lieu of flowers donations may be given to FirstPresbyterian Church, 301 North Center St, Longview, Texas, 75601 or the AmericanCancer Society.

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Paxton Water System cancels Boil Notice


The Paxton Water System has cancelled the Boil Notice that was issued earlier this week for customers in the Joaquin area that were without water on Feb. 25.

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Ombudsman a Critical Part of Nursing Home Care


 

Jasper, Texas - For many nursing home residents, someone to talk to is all they need.  An ombudsman, a member of a group of volunteer resident advocates who work with nursing home residents, is just that someone.

 

Ombudsmen work with 41 nursing facilities throughout the Deep East Texas Region and 19 assisted living facilities.  Each volunteer is paired with a facility, and visits that facility two hours every week.  

 

Training to become a volunteer ombudsmen is provided free of charge by the Area Agency on Aging.  Volunteers are mentored on how to speak with residents and handle complaints working at their own pace. 

 

The heart of the program is patient advocacy. Ombudsmen work closely with residents, their families and the facility to address concerns and problems and advocate for resident’s rights. It’s about getting problems resolved before the State gets involved.

 

For example, if a resident is complaining about not getting enough water, the ombudsman would discuss this with the administrative staff to correct any substantiated issue.  Any issues that cannot be resolved at the local level goes to the state level, those circumstances are rare.  Ombudsmen in the Deep East Texas Region resolved 96 percent of complaints received last year.   The job of an ombudsman is to make sure the quality of care received is up to standard and every resident has someone who is on their side, and someone who will listen to them and understand where they’re coming from.

 

Are you concerned about the needs of older people?  Can you work with all types of people?  Do you like to follow problems through to resolution? 

 

Be a Volunteer Ombudsman!  Learn to advocate for people living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities or do you need assistance in solving a problem in a nursing home, contact Charlotte McGalin, Managing Local Ombudsman with the Deep East Texas Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-256-6848 ext. 5305 or 409/384-5704 ext.  5305.

 

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Timpson Bear Update 02/27/15; Bear, Lady Bear thinclads take part in Alto track meet



Alto Track Meet Results – The Varsity Bears and Lady Bears track team recently competed in the Alto track meet.  The results are as follows:

Bryan Torres placed second in shot put.
JOSIE MEJIA placed third in discus.
Taujhmon Earl placed fourth in the 100 meter dash and first in the 200 meter dash.
Eric Gossett placed fourth in the 100 meter dash and first in the 200  meter dash.
James Marshall placed fourth in the 110 meter hurdles and second in the 300 meter hurdles.
Jasmine Rogers placed second in the 200 meter dash, third in the 100 meter dash and third in the triple jump.
Justus Osby placed fourth in the long jump.
Cedesha Curtis placed fifth in the 100 meter dash.

Congratulations to all these outstanding athletes for representing Timpson High School so well!

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Tenaha Tiger Daily 02/27/15; Rivarly night for the Tiger Nation, area game vs. San Augustine in Joaquin


February 27, 2015- Area VBBB vs San Augustine @ Joaquin 8:00 pm (Games start
at 6:30 pm)

February 28, 2015-Lady Soccer vs Robert E Lee at Tyler Lee Stadium @ 1:00 pm

 

March 2, 2015-JH Track vs West Sabine

March 3, 2015-Boys Regional Q-Final

March 5, 2015-Gary Base Ball Tournament in Gary

March 6, 2015-Base Ball Tournament in Gary; HS Track vs Gilmer; Shelby
County Live Stock Show-Sale

March 9, 2015-JH Boys Track; Baseball vs Gary Home

Rivalry Night For the Tiger Nation

Shelbyville, West Sabine, San Augustine, and Tenaha…. All together IN JOAQUIN!!.  It doesn’t get any better than that mix for rivals and playoff basketball fun.  Tonight in Joaquin at 6:30 PM, District 22-2A foe Shelbyville will take on West Sabine in an Area Basketball playoff game.  We tell you that to encourage you to get there early for a parking spot!!!!
Because……

At 8:00 PM, it Tigers and Wolves!!!! Tenaha will take on San Augustine in the night cap at Ram Gymnasium for the Area Championship.  The Tigers are fresh off of a 77-46 beating of Cushing in Bi-District and the Wolves enjoyed the first round bye. 

Beware Tiger Nation and please be on your best behavior.  The Tigers are sharing a side of the gym with Shelbyville as both teams will be dressed as the visitors tonight!!!

Let’s see if the Maroon army can outnumber all the others and bust the seams of Joaquin’s gym.   

Watch for the yearbook order forms being sent out this coming Monday

 

Yearbooks are on sale for $40 until March 27th! After that, the price goes
up to $45.

Senior Ad space is also available for purchase in the yearbook.  The
deadline to order a senior ad is also March 27th.  The prices for ads are as
follows:

          1/8 page ad-$40

          1/4 page ad-$65

          1/2 page ad-$120

          1 full page ad-$200

 

Please turn in yearbook and senior ad order forms with payment either to the
office or to Mrs. Helfers in room 34.

        

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Texas Transportation Commission approves funding for road work, includes San Augustine County


LUFKIN – The Texas Transportation Commission Thursday approved 201 road projects across the state that will be funded by voter-approved Proposition 1 which totals $1.74 billion.

 

The projects will open the gateway of progress and are expected to be key components that will work to build momentum and opportunity for growth across the state. The Department of Transportation will begin awarding the projects to contractors in March and construction is expected to begin soon after.

 

“Citizens sent a clear message in November and TxDOT is carrying out its responsibility quickly, effectively and with a great deal of local input,” said Texas Transportation Commission Chairman Ted Houghton. “Between Prop.1’s $1.74 billion and other funding sources, we are able to allocate $2 billion to projects that will help address roadway congestion, safety and the growing demands on our infrastructure. This is great news for commuters, industry and the overall economic health of Texas.”


Among the projects will be more than 800 miles of rehabilitated highways; nearly 500 miles of new highway lanes; 64 bridge replacements; and 18 lane-widening enhancements that will add 159 miles of passing lanes to rural highways. Houston, Polk, Trinity and San Augustine counties within the Lufkin TxDOT District are slated for construction projects.
 

Many TxDOT districts plan to use money dedicated for maintenance to repair or rehabilitate highways affected by production in the energy sector. The Lufkin District construction projects include reconstructing and adding turn lanes, passing lanes and reconstructing pavement.

 

“Safety is our top priority and the money we are putting toward enhancing safety in the energy sector is proof of this,” said Texas Transportation Commissioner Fred Underwood.

 

In the past five years, 248 fatalities and more than 23,000 crashes occurred on the highway segments where Proposition 1 projects are located. The work planned in these areas will help reduce the number of crashes, resulting in fewer fatalities and injuries.

 

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Boil notice issued for Choice Water System


A Boil Water Notice has been issued for the Choice Water System for customers out of water 02/26/15 in the Neuville area, 417 West and surrounding roads. 

 

Questions, call 590-9177.

 

 

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10-day weather forecast 02/27/15


It is that time of the year when we get on the weather roller coaster with the jet stream dips and upper air disturbances.  The next 10 days will be no exception as we will see almost daily changes in Sun, Clouds, wind speed, wind direction and Rain. That said, the following will clearly show why I make that statement.

Today - 43/29 with clouds/sun mix ,winds ENE at 10 mph
Sat - 55/47 mix again with N winds shifting to E at 5-8 mph
Sunday - 64/56, Clouds, S wind 10 mph, and rain 1/3 of an inch
Monday - 67/60,  winds variable, SE to NW shift, T-storms possible and rain of another 1/10 to 1/4 inch
Tuesday - 74/56, strong disturbance from the West, S winds 10-15 and higher gusts, rain of 1/3 to 1/2 inch possible again.
Wednesday - 62/37, rain of 1/3 inch, dramatic drop in evening temperatures. winds shift from South to West with the front.
Thursday - 51/37 with mix of sun/clouds, winds North at 10 mph
Friday 53/38 and will begin a more calm and cool period...at least that is forecast through Saturday and Sunday of next week.  

10 days is a long stretch of time and this time of the year our weather can change quickly.
 

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SKYWARN Storm Spotter training session to be held in San Augustine April 7


Where:  San Augustine County Courthouse
100 West Columbia St. (East Entry by the old jail)
San Augustine, Texas 75972
 
When:  Tuesday, April 7th at 6:00 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.
Please email tomjohnson1204@sbcglobal.net with an RSVP so we can be sure to accommodate everyone interested.
 
 
SKYWARN® Storm Spotter Training
 
Where:  San Augustine County Courthouse
100 West Columbia Street (East Entry by the old jail)
San Augustine, Texas 75972
 
When:  Tuesday, April 7th at 6:00 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.
 
Please email tomjohnson1204@sbcglobal.net with an RSVP so we can be sure to accommodate everyone interested.
 
We are approaching the Deep East Texas severe weather season for 2015. Along with that, the past 2 years has involved a number of changes in emergency and first response personnel in the area. And, several individuals in our area who could not attend other sessions have requested the additional training session to be held.  In response, Brad Hlozek, Chief Meteorologist from KTRE Channel 9 along with Bill Parker, Senior Meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Shreveport have put together a SKYWARN® Basic Training and Certification session for San Augustine, Shelby, Sabine, and other surrounding Counties.  
  
The session will be held in the San Augustine County Courthouse as a central point for travel for those persons wishing to attend the training.  The session will be on Tuesday the 7th of April.  The session will start at 6:00 PM and complete around 7:30 PM.  
 
Our emergency first responders like fire departments, law enforcement, ambulance services, ham operators, emergency coordinators, electric, gas, and water personnel are the prime audience as they are the feet on the street during severe weather related emergencies. The Storm Spotter training will be open to all who wish to participate. 
      
 If you are interested in becoming a trained storm spotter or just want more information about severe weather, now is the time to commit to attending this Basic Storm Spotter Training Session.  The session is NOT to train you to chase storms….
 
If you are like me, you will want to meet and interact with Bill Parker from the National Weather Service.  There are two classes:  Basic and Advanced But, only the Basic class is required to get your official Storm Spotter Certification Certificate.  
 
 

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 02/26/15--02/27/15


Arrest Report

 

02/26/15—02/27/15  

 

Shelby County:

 

Carlos M. Roland, 31, Center, Violation of Probation, Original Charge: Driving While Intoxicated-2nd

 

Derwin Armstrong, 55, Center, Warrant-Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle

 

Billy Joe Glazier, 48, Center, Violation of Probation, Original Charge: Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

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

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Local Sports Round up 02/27/15; Lady Dragons in region tourney, Riders, Dragons & Tigers playing for area championships


In sports,

 

Basketball Playoffs:

 

Girls' Class 2A Region III Semi-finals:

 

Shelbyville Lady Dragons vs. LaPoynor, 7:30 p.m. tonight, Jewett Leon ISD. The address for Leon High School is 12168 Highway 79 West, Jewett, TX 75846

 

Evadale vs. Hubbard, 5 p.m. today, Jewett Leon ISD

 

Winners meet for Region III Final @ 2 p.m. Saturday @ Jewett Leon ISD. Winner advances to state tournament.

 

Boys' Area Championships:

 

Center Roughriders vs. Mexia, 7 p.m., tonight, Jacksonville, at the former Lon Morris College Gym. The winner will play the Henderson-Palestine winner in the region quarterfinals.

 

Double-header:

 

Good duo of area championship games in Joaquin tonight pitting Dist. 22-2A against Dist. 23-2A:

 

Shelbyville Dragons vs. West Sabine, 6:30 p.m. The winner gets the Dallardsville Big Sandy-Carlisle winner in the region quarterfinals.

 

Tenaha Tigers vs. San Augustine Wolves, 8 p.m. The winner plays the New Summerfield-Evadale winner in the third round.

 

A Shelbyville Basketball Playoff Pep Rally will be held at 10 a.m. this morning.

 

Other Boys' Area Games:

 

Class 5A

 

Lufkin vs. Dallas South Oak Cliff, 7:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27), Tyler Junior College’s Wagstaff Gymnasium

 

Class 4A

 

Henderson vs. Palestine, 7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27), Whitehouse HS

Tatum vs. Fairfield, 6:30 or 7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27), Frankston HS

Diboll vs. Waco La Vega, 6 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27), Madisonville HS

 

Class 3A

 

White Oak vs. Rockdale, 6:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27), Lufkin HS

Frankston vs. Whitney, 8 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27), Corsicana HS

Palestine Westwood vs. Kountze, 7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27), Lufkin MS

Malakoff vs. Teague, 7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27), Palestine HS

Waskom or Rice vs. Franklin, TBD

Newton vs. Buna, 7:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27), Kirbyville HS

Crockett vs. East Chambers, 7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27), Woodville HS

 

Class 2A

 

Grapeland vs. Bosqueville, 8 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27), Fairfield HS

Carlisle vs. Dallardsville Big Sandy, TBD

LaPoynor vs. Chilton, TBD

Cross Roads vs. Waco Meyer, TBD

New Summerfield vs. Evadale, 7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27), Huntington HS

 

Class 1A

 

Laneville vs. Gholson, 7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27), Centerville HS

Mount Enterprise vs. Lometa, 6 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27), Corsicana HS

Girls' Regionals:

 

CLASS 4A REGION II

At Texas A&M-Commerce’s Field House

 

Semifinals

Canton vs. Celina, 6 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27)

Gilmer vs. Argyle, 8 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27)

 

Final

Semifinal winners, noon Saturday (Feb. 28)

 

CLASS 3A REGION II

At Rockwall-Heath HS

 

Semifinals

Winnsboro vs. Sunnyvale, 6 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27)

Alba-Golden vs. Bowie, 8 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27)

 

Final

Semifinal winners, 4 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 28)

 

CLASS 3A REGION III

At Angelina College’s Shands Gym, Lufkin

 

Semifinals

Franklin vs. East Chambers, 6 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27)

Nacogdoches Central Heights vs. Rockdale, 8 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27)

 

Final

Semifinal winners, 2 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 28)

 

CLASS 2A REGION II

At McKinney North HS

 

Semifinals

Martin’s Mill vs. Santo, 6 p.m Friday (Feb. 27)

Windthorst vs. Bells, 8 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27)

 

Final

Semifinal winners, 1 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 28)

 

CLASS 2A REGION III

At Jewett Leon HS

 

Semifinals

Hubbard vs. Evadale, 5 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27)

LaPoynor vs. Shelbyville, 7:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27)

 

Final

Semifinal winners, 2 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 28)

 

CLASS A REGION III

At Mansfield HS

 

Semifinals

Saltillo vs. Lipan, 6 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27)

Strawn vs. Dodd City, 8 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27)

 

Final

Semifinal winners, 1 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 28)

 

Baseball:

 

The Center Roughriders’ begin play in the Palestine Tournament today at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at Elkhart, on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Elkhart and 7 p.m. in Palestine

 

The Rider JV got two wins at the Central Heights’ Tournament Thursday. They defeated Lufkin JV-1, 6-2 in their first game, and beat Sabine, 10-1. They play at 4:15 p.m. this afternoon

 

The Shelbyville Dragons will play West Sabine in Pineland at 2 p.m. today

 

Softball:

 

The Center Lady Riders, Joaquin Lady Rams and Shelbyville Lady Dragons are all playing in the Cushing/Central Heights' Tournament, weather today & Saturday.

 

The Garrison Lady Bulldogs are in the Trinity Tournament.

 

Soccer:

 

The Center Riders and Lady Riders are home to play Diboll starting at 5 p.m. today.

 

The Tenaha Lady Tigers' soccer team will finish the season with a small school tournament hosted by New Summerfield. The first game is against New Summerfield, this morning at 8:00 am, followed by a 12:00 game vs.  Robert E. Lee JV at Jacksonville College.  The final game of the season will be Saturday at 1:00 vs. the Crockett Lady Bulldogs at Jacksonville College.

 

College Hoops:

 

The SFA Lady Jacks get their 8th straight win, 58-44 over Incarnate Word last night. The Lady Jacks are 13-2 in Southland Conference, with a two-game lead. The Lumberjacks and Lady Jacks have a double-header at Houston Baptist starting at 4 p.m. Saturay.

 

SFA Athletics and the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce have teamed up again with Cram the Coliseum, an event designed to bring more from the community to Lumberjack and Ladyjack basketball games. Free admission tickets are available for Ladyjack and Lumberjack games on March 5 and 7. The tickets come 10 to a page and are available at the Nacogdoches County Chamber, 2516 North St., and online at nacogdoches.org in Hot New. Tickets can be used for entrance to the following Ladyjack and Lumberjack basketball games:  Cram the Coliseum - Thursday, March 5, SFA vs. Northwestern State, Ladyjacks begin at 5:30 p.m. and Lumberjacks at 8 p.m.; and Cram the Coliseum 2 - Saturday, March 7, SFA vs. Sam Houston State, Ladyjacks begin at 4 p.m. and Lumberjacks at 6 p.m. All games will be in William R. Johnson Coliseum.

 

The second annual Great East Texas Outdoorfest is just around the corner. The event is slated for Friday, March 6, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A concert will follow Saturday’s events. Gates for concert open at 6 p.m. All events are to be held at the Sabine County Rodeo Arena. During the two day event there will be live music, entertainment, food, fun, vendors, silent and live auctions. Lots of raffle prizes will be drawn for, with the grand prize being a pontoon boat. Tickets are available at getoutdoorsfest.com or they can be purchased during the event.

 

Shelby County Ducks Unlimited is preparing for its annual Green Wing event at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 21. The event will be held at Bob & Sheilah Reeves’ residence on County Road 3121 off Hwy. 7 east of Center, right after passing the airport. There will be prizes for all kids, along with Texas Parks & Wildlife Game Wardens providing hunter safety, Mike Hudman with Black Water Retrievers with a dog demo and a free hot dog meal. All kids ages up to 17 are invited to attend. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. For more information call Clint Tanner at 936-332-4767 or Adam Reeves at 936-332-6420.

 

The 8th annual Logansport Chamber of Commerce Sand Bass Tournament on the Sabine River in Logansport is scheduled for March 14. First prize is $5,000; second $2,000; and third is $1,500. The prize for “Big Bass” is a pool, dependent on the number of registered teams. Entry fee is $150 per team, with an optional $50 per team for Big Bass. Logansport is recognized as the Sand Bass Fishing Capital of the World. Fishermen can obtain get registration forms online at the Facebook page SAND BASS TOURNAMENT, or on the Town of Logansport Chamber of Commerce website. Participants are urged to register early since it may be necessary to restrict to 200 teams. The Shelby County Bass Anglers will conduct the weigh-in. There will be a pre-tournament Fish Fry on March 13. It’s open to the public and will be held along the Logansport Riverfront with an auction and door prizes included. Tickets for the fish fry, along with tournament shirts are available at Logansport businesses. Call Sissy Morris at 318-697-5489 for more info. Tournament entry forms are also available at Center Broadcasting.

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Today is filing deadline for May 9 school board & city council elections


We're down to the final day for filing for a position on the ballot for the May 9 city and school board elections.

 

Today is deadline day.

 

As of yesterday afternoon, here's who has filed.

 

In the Joaquin ISD, Thomas Harvey and Maggie Bowden and incumbent Ronnie Belrose have made their intentions known. One other position is expiring, that of Luke Garrett.

 

For the City of Joaquin, incumbent council members LeeVern Stotts Gilliam and Mike Atkinson have both filed to run again, with a challenge from Joe Long. Two current Joaquin Council members have filed to run for mayor--Bill Baker and Pat Gray.

 

There has been five filing for three spots on the Tenaha ISD board, as Joe Anderson, David Fallin, Korey McClure and incumbents Bo Morris and Robert Barton have submitted paperwork. The position held by June Swint is also up.

 

In the City of Tenaha Council race, incumbent Larry Terry has filed, and challenger Natalie Long. Claudine Howard and Michael Baker’s spots on the council are also expiring.

 

At the Timpson ISD board member Dannie Hunt has filed for re-election, so has Carlos Johnson. The seats held by Tracy Hooper and Beth Tipton are also up.

 

At the Timpson City Council, Linda Hancock and Kenny Walker are running. The three incumbents have not filed, including Kyle Allen, Janell Baker and George Grace. 

 

In the Shelbyville ISD board of trustees, incumbents Joe Tom Schillings and Etola Jones have re-filed, so has challengers Chris Koltonski and Brad Hinton.

 

Remember, if you want to run you have until the end of business today to file at the respective school administration or city office.

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Gas prices continue upward trend, 11-cent increase in Center this week


Gasbuddy.com says the nation-wide average for a gallon of regular is $2.34, a seven cent increase in the past week. That price is $1.09 lower than a year ago.

 

In Texas, its $2.17, up six pennies this week; Louisiana is up to $2.16, a nickel higher than a week ago.

 

Locally, the lowest in Center this morning is $2.19 at several stations, up 11-cents in the past week. 

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Tri-County to hold board meeting Monday evening


Tri-County Community Action will hold a board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 2 at the Central Office, at 214 Nacogdoches St. in Center. 

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Desert Storm observance to be held this morning


Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Ladies Auxiliary will remember the service and sacrifice of those Americans who participated in "Desert Storm" with a memorial wreath laying at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse in Center at 10 a.m. this morning.

 

When the war ended on February 28th, 1991, 148 Americans had died in battle.  There were another 145 non-battle deaths and 467 wounded.

 

All Desert Storm veterans are invited as the guest(s) of honor. 

 

As always the public is cordially invited

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Funeral Notices: 02/27/15


Obits:

 

Garrison Funeral Home announces the passing of 77-year old Katherine Adele Lockhart Michna of Garrison. She passed away Wednesday in Nacogdoches. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Among Katherine Adele Lockhart Michna's survivors is her husband, Robert J. Michna of Garrison; son, Steven Lee & Lucy Slater of Arkansas; daughter, Pattie Slater & John Lockhart of Garrison; step-daughter, Melanie & David Thompson of Indiana; and step-son, March & Debbie Michna of Ohio.

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 89-year old Frank M. Jousan, Sr. of Joaquin. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. this evening at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at New Hope Cemetery, Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Joaquin United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund and Joaquin Senior Citizens Center.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces a graveside service for 91-year old Atlee Jane Adams of Stafford. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will held at noon at Mangum Funeral Home. She was a Center High School graduate.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces service for 23-year old Daurin Andrez Chel Sanchez of Center. Service will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Templo Principe de Pas, on Hwy. 7 West in Center.

 

Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson announces service for 90-year old Lewis Fain Ramsey. He passed away Tuesday. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, with interment in the Tennessee Cemetery, Shelby County. Visitation will be from 12 noon to service time.

 

Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson announces service for 92-year old William Herbert Hearnsberger of Garrison. Service will be held at 10 a.m. this morning at First Baptist Church in Garrison, with interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Garrison. Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, Garrison, designated for mission funds in William Herbert Hearsberger's name.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine announces service for 71-year old Mrs. Freida J. Grimes of San Augustine. She passed away Thursday in San Augustine. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. this evening at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home. Among Freida J. Grimes survivors is a daughter, Dana Wilkerson of Zwolle; sons, David Wilkerson and Corey “Buster” Twyla Wilkerson, all of Jacksonville.

 

Laird Funeral Home in Nacogdoches announces service for 84-year old Mildred Lee Eaves Pierce of Nacogdoches, a former longtime Shelby County resident. She passed away Tuesday. Service will be at 12 noon today at Laird Funeral Home in Nacogdoches, with burial at Spann Chapel Cemetery, Shelby County. Among Mildred Lee Eaves Pierce’s survivors is a son, Earl Keith Tindall; daughter, Brenda Ann & Kenneth Young; and niece: Daphne Lovell.

 

Colonial Mortuary in Lufkin is in charge of a memorial service for 54-year old Debbie Ann Garrett of Shelbyville. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bell Chapel Baptist Church in San Augustine. Cremation will follow. 

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It's Friday!!! Sunny and cool today & Saturday, rain then camps out


Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 42. Northeast wind around 10 mph.
 
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 53. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of rain, with a low around 46.
 
Sunday: A 60 percent chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm.High near 64. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. 
 
Sunday Night: A 60 percent chance of showers, with a low around 56. 
 
Monday: A 60 percent chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm, with a high near 67.
 
Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.
 
Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75.
 
Tuesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.
 
Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
 
Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of rain. Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.
 
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.
 

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Easter metal art contest underway at The Little Fox Marketplace


Easter Metal Art DecoratingContest db Metal Art and The LittleFox Marketplace are excited to announce the First Annual Easter Metal Art DecoratingContest, open to all ages and abilities. 

 

The fun begins with registration and pickupat The Little Fox Marketplace between February 27th and March 14th.  A ten dollar registration fee covers the costof either an Easter Egg or a Cross. 

 

Participantscan let their imaginations run wild as they decorate their Easter Egg or Crossbefore returning it to The Little Fox Marketplace. Winners will be determinedby the PEOPLE!!! 

 

The public is invitedto vote on their favorite Easter Egg or Cross displayed INSIDE The Little FoxMarketplace between March 16th and 30th. Everyone who votes will be entered into a drawing for a $25 giftcertificate to be used in select booths (db Metal Art, That's Sew Wylma, & TheLittle Fox Marketplace items and classes). Awards will be presented ata 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 Marketplacefrom 6pm to 7pm on Tuesday, March 31st.   At 6:30, winners of thecontest will be presented with their gift certificates:   
   - 1st place - $30 Gift Certificate
   - 2nd place - $20 Gift Certificate
   - 3rd place - $10 Gift Certificate
   - Random Drawing from Voters' names - $25 Gift Certificate.
 The contest is LIMITED, sodo not wait to go by The Little Fox Marketplace to get your Easter Egg or Cross.The Little Fox Marketplace is located on the corner of the historic, CenterSquare.  Please call 936-590-4422 forquestions.   

 

Vendors of The Little FoxMarketplace and their immediate families are not eligible to participate in theEaster Metal Art  DecoratingContest.   All proceeds will be usedsolely to support this and future art contests. Our goal is to foster andencourage "the arts" in Shelby County!!!! 

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Capitol Update 02/27/15


We are beginning to debate some bills and some big ideas in Austin as we get into the thick of the legislative session.  This week we saw details on plans for tax cuts and transportation funding.

 

Senator Robert Nichols has filed legislation, which was voted out of the Senate Transportation Committee this week, that would dedicate $2.5 billion generated by  vehicle sales taxes to transportation funding.  If this is the measure that the legislature passes, you would be asked to vote on this idea as a constitutional amendment. 

 

On the tax cut front, we began to see firm ideas rather than just big numbers being thrown around.  The House and Senate are settling on a total number of approximately $4.5 billion in tax cuts.  This will be split between business tax reductions and property tax reductions.

 

This week I was appointed to the Subcommittee on Long-Term Transportation Planning and Infrastructure.  This committee will consider matters pertaining to the transportation needs of the state during the next 10 years and funding mechanisms to provide for those needs.  It is important that East Texas be represented in the discussion of our state's transportation future.

 

Also this week, I filed Kari's law, which will require that businesses and hotels have telephone systems that allow users to dial 911 without having to first dial out.  The necessity of this bill is borne of the tragic death of Kari Dunn at a Marshall hotel in which her young daughter was unable to call for help because she did not know to dial '9' to call out of the hotel.  I am looking forward to ensuring Kari's legacy with this important legislation.

 

As always, if you have any ideas for legislation or any comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at 512-463-0556 or district9.paddie@house.state.tx.us.

 

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City of Center is "not" endorsing Homeserve insurance product


It appears customers and residents are again receiving these solicitations and asking questions of Center Utilities or their insurance agents.

Currently a private insurance company, HomeServe, is selling a home insurance product and possibly implying it is associated with or endorsed by the City of Center or Center Utilities.  While the product they are selling is legitimate and potentially beneficial for homeowners experiencing some types of water or sewer line problems on their private property, it is in no way associated with or endorsed by the City of Center or Center Utilities.  

Chad Nehring

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Timpson Bear Update 02/26/15


TJH 2015-16 Twirlers - Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Timpson Junior High School twirlers. They were selected following try outs held Tuesday. The 2015-2016 twirlers are:

April Ramsey

Kayleigh Wolfe

Erica Renick

Jamie Stephens

Alexis Miller

Aniyah Johnson

Celine Bush

Chelsea Franks

 


Pre-K News - Today, Thursday, February 26, 2015, Pre-K student Brennan Hulsey's Dad, Derek Hulsey, came and talked to Pre-K about being a pilot. He flies for American Airlines.  He brought maps for the kids to look at and even let us keep some for our classrooms.  He showed pictures on the Smartboard of different types of airplanes, of towns he was flying over, being over the clouds, and he even showed us Timpson as he flew over it.  We could see the school and the whole town.  The kids loved looking at the pictures and maps.  He also came wearing his pilot uniform that he wears while he is flying the airplane.  Before he left, he read Pre-K a story.  Pre-K thanks Brennan's Dad for coming and talking to us today.

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Mt. Zion Women's Conference to be held Saturday morning


Mt Zion Women's Conference will be held on Saturday, February 28th from 9a.m. - 12p.m. with lunch following the conference. 

 

The speakers will be Rev. D'Anna Gipson, Rev. Camille Gipson and Rev. Belinda Gipson Moore. They are a mother and daughters trio anointed by God to spread the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

Come and be blessed. Rev. Robert Gipson - pastor.

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San Augustine Main Street preparing for 1st "A Texas Treasure Heritage Festival" May 2


Held in the heart of San Augustine, San Augustine Main Street proudly presents the 1st Annual “A Texas Treasure Heritage Festival” – a day filled with memories and remnants of the many heritages that contribute to the culture of San Augustine and East Texas!  To experience this unique culture firsthand, visit downtown San Augustine on May 2, 2015 and discover many of the generations-old traditions – and some emerging ones, too! 

 

In conjunction with the festival, San Augustine County Farmer’s Market season will kick-off on the south side of the Courthouse with local grown produce and homemade goods.  Festival goers may also watch various food demos including how to prepare and cook fresh greens, Dutch oven cooking, how to make hot water corn bread and tea cakes and even how to make Indian Tacos.  Don’t miss the Pinto Bean Cook-off judging at “Bean Gazebo” at 10 AM. 

 

The Festival additionally offers a day of entertainment, cultural displays, demonstrations, artists and artisans and live music.  Here you can see antique toys and cars, Indian artifacts, learn about the history of our native wildlife and watch various demos such as: quilting, genealogy research, doll making, grapevine wreath making, beekeeping and much more.  In addition, various entertainers will perform throughout the day including accomplished Native American style flute player, Rodney Barger, as well as local entertainers performing songs from the 30’s and 40’s, early African American music, songs of the Republic of Texas and a duet with fiddles and songs of the early west.

 

After enjoying the festival, take a stroll through downtown San Augustine and visit the charming gift shops, the old fashioned soda fountain at San Augustine Drug, the old town well at the Stripling Drug Building, the 1927 County Courthouse and “Junk in the Trunk” at Santa Fe Park.

 

Traditional heritage, including traditional festivals are important characteristics of a community's cultural identity.  It is important to pass on traditional culture to younger generations and preserve the history and endeavors of the town's forefathers and mothers.  The “A Texas Treasure Heritage Festival” is a grassroots, volunteer-oriented event with the goal of educating the community of rural East Texas heritage.  Please join us for a meaningful and fun day celebrating our history!  All proceeds generated by the event will be returned to the community through the continued efforts of San Augustine Main Street to beautify and promote downtown San Augustine.  To learn more about the event or how you may participate or help at the event, please contact Tracy Cox at 936-275-3172.

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NWS Update as of 11 a.m. Thursday


Continued colder than normal temperatures through today and Friday due to another reinforcing blast of cold air this afternoon. We are seeing 10-12 degrees below normal for this time of year. San Augustine will reach the mid 40's before the front arrives. It is a dry front with no moisture. The winds will become Northerly at rather blustery 10-15 mph. 28 degrees tonight and Friday evening.

Several fronts will drop in to our area through mid week next week. The one on Tuesday bears watching as it will have 70+ degree temps providing a stage forT-storms across the area on Tuesday and Wednesday.  We will warm into the 60's this week end and do expect our rain chances to increase also. Any winter weather impact will be to the North of the I 30 corridor.

Someone ask me about the moisture in snow...each inch of snow is about 1/4 inch of rain equivalent. 

Speaking of snow totals....here is what the NWS totals reflect with reports currently being verified......
- I 30 North 4-7 inches
- I 20 1-3 inches
- I 20 South... a trace to 1 inch in most Louisiana locations except for 7" in Monroe and here in Texas, Hemphill, 4-7 inches.  We just missed out....
- Our moisture for the 2 day storm was 1/2 inch with NO real accumulation of snow.
- 2-25-2015 - 39.1 hi 32.8 low wind ave .4 mph with 9 mph gust
- 2-26-2015 - 40.5 so far after a low of 38.2. Winds will be gusty as the front  passes us today.
 

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Portacool holds groundbreaking ceremony for new global headquarters in Center


Portacool, LLC hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning, Feb. 26 at their new global headquarters location in Center, which is adjacent to the company's manufacturing facility on FM 2468.

 

A representation of Portacool executive and employees, along with City of Center and Shelby County Chamber of Commerce officials and citizens were on hand for the event.

 

The new 13,500-square-foot corporate office will house approximately 45 employees including the executive team, sales, marketing, customer service, accounting, IT, sourcing and logistic departments.

 

The building will be built under the direction of local firms including Curtis Archtecture and Kingham Construction-the lead developer/contractor. Construction is slated for completion in October 2015. 

 

Portacool has been manufacturing evaporative cooling solutions distributed world-wide for 25 years.

 

Pictured for the ceremonial "first turn of soil" Thursday are (left to right) Bob Kingham, Kingham Construction, lead developer/contractor; Dana Escuenalas, project manager; Ben Wulf, CEO Portacool; Rob Kennedy, CFO Portacool; and David Chadwick, City of Center Mayor. 

 

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Death Notice: Katherine Adele Lockart Michna


Katherine Adele Lockart Michna, 77, of Garrison, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015 in Nacogdoches.

 

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

Mrs. Michna was born October 28, 1937 in Garrison to Francis Allan Lockart and Velma Hill Lockart.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Garrison.

 

She is survived by

Husband: Robert J. Michna of Garrison

 

Son: Steven Lee Slater and wife, Lucy, of Western Grove, Arkansas

 

Daughter: Pattie Slater Lockart and husband, John, of Garrison

 

Step Daughter: Melanie Thompson and husband, David, of Ft. Wayne, Indiana

 

Step Son: Mark Michna and wife, Debbie, of Akron, Ohio

 

Grandchildren:

Robert Slater

Amber Lockart

Stephanie Slater

Christopher Lockart

Jade Graves

Destiny Slater Gardner

Steven Frank Slater

Erica Slater Reynolds

Rhea Slater Freeman

Graham Thompson

Amanda Wolfe

Katherine Michna

 

18 Great Grandchildren

 

Preceded in death by

Parents: Francis Allan Lockart and Velma Hill Lockart

Brother: Allan Lockart

 

Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas.

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My Five Cents...A monthly column from Sen. Robert Nichols


On February 24, 1836, as Mexican General Santa Anna's troops began their siege of the Alamo, Colonel William Barret Travis penned his famous "Victory or Death" letter addressed to 'The People of Texas & All Americans in the World'.  This letter is considered a Texas treasure and one of the most stirring battleground letters in our nation's history, as Travis vowed to never surrender or retreat. It is currently displayed at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission as a part of their latest exhibit 'Texans' Struggle for Freedom and Equality'.

 

Here are five things that happened this week at your Texas Capitol:

 

1.      Passing of the 'Double Nichols'

 

Senate Bill 5 and Senate Joint Resolution 5 were passed out of the Senate Transportation Committee this week. This bill authorizes the first $2.5 billion in vehicle sales tax revenue to be put into the state's general fund. The next $2.5 billion collected would go to the State Highway Fund, to be used for the states highway infrastructure. Any revenue collected beyond $5 billion a year would be split evenly between the general fund and the State Highway Fund.

 

This proposal would ensure Texas has a predictable funding source for transportation, while still allowing general revenue to grow with our economy. If approved by the Legislature, this proposal would go to the voters in November 2016. 

 

2.      Proposed Tax Cuts

 

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Senator Jane Nelson, Chair of Senate Finance Committee, held a press conference this week to announce three recently filed bills which would reduce the state's property and business taxes by $4.6 billion. Senate Bill 1 will more than double the homestead exemption from $15,000 to approximately $33,500. This number will continue to increase as the price of the average home increases.

 

Senate Bill 7 would permanently reduce the rate of the business franchise tax by 15 percent, allowing businesses more opportunity to grow. The third bill, Senate Bill 8, would allow businesses with $4 million or less in annual revenues to be exempt from paying the franchise tax. This cut would provide relief to small and medium sized businesses across the state. I am a co-author on all of these bills and will work this session to ensure we are finding ways to provide tax relief for the people of Texas.

 

3.      Texas Forestry Day

 

This week the Texas Forestry Association was recognized at the Capitol.  The Texas Forestry Association is a nonprofit organization made up of landowners, businesses, and other professionals united by a common goal to advance forestry and enhance the state's forest resources. Covering 12 million acres, the forest area of East Texas has created more than 130,000 jobs and has had a total economic impact of more than $30.3 billion dollars.

 

Representatives from all over East Texas were in Austin to advocate for the industry and the important service it provides to the state both economically and ecologically. Each year, the industry plants 100 million tree seedlings, about four trees per Texan.

 

4.      Two Steps, One Sticker

 

Starting on March 1st, Texas drivers will have only one sticker for both their registration and inspection. Drivers will be required to submit their car for inspection no more than 90 days before they renew their car registration.

 

If your registration expires before your current inspection, you will still be allowed to register during the transition without an additional inspection. For example, if someone’s registration expires in May 2015 and their inspection tag expires in June 2015, they will not be required to get their car inspected until prior to renewing their registration in May 2016. If someone’s inspection sticker expires in May 2015 but their registration is up in June 2015, they will have to get an inspection before renewing their registration. For more information about these changes you can visit http://txdmv.gov/motorists/register-your-vehicle/two-steps-one-sticker.

 

5.      Texas FFA Day

 

More than 450 members and advisors from 50 different chapters of FFA came to the Capitol this week. By participating in tours and workshops they had an opportunity to learn about the legislative process, as well as the history of the Texas State Capitol.

 

These young men and women represent Texas and remind us of how important agriculture is to our state. It is always an honor to meet with this and other organizations who are training tomorrow's Texas leaders.

 

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Roughrider Basketball advances to area round after victory over Jasper


The Center Roughrider Varsity Boys Basketball team claimed the Bi-District Championship on Tuesday, February 24th against the Jasper Bulldogs.

 

Led by Sophomore, Octavious Evans who scored 25 points for the night, the Riders confidently marched to victory.

 

With a tied score at the end of the first period, the Riders quickly made adjustments and went into halftime with a defining lead over the Bulldogs, 44-25.

 

The second half was a clear and decisive on behalf of the Riders. They outscored Jasper in the third 20-5 and in the fourth 24-20, closing the game at 88-50, Riders.

 

The Roughriders will advance to the next round of play on Friday, Feb. 27th against Mexia. The game will be in Jacksonville ISD gymnasium (formerly Lon Morris College
gym) and tip off will be at 7 PM.

Scoring for the Riders were the following:
Octavious Evans-25 pts.
Kyle Parks-17 pts.
CJ Garner-11 pts.
Traven Bolton-10 pts.
Tyrone Roland-10 pts.
Jaterious Evans-6 pts.
Sayoddrick Barnes-4 pts.
Lamarcus Goodwin-2 pts.
Dacorey McGee-2 pts.
Quin Jackson-1 pt.

Crashing the boards were:
Jaterious Evans-14
Octavious Evans-13
Kyle Parks-9
Quin Jackson-4
Dacorey McGee-4
Tyrone Roland-3
Sayoddrick Barnes-2
Traven Bolton-2
Austin Craig-2
Lamarcus Goodwin-1

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CES Students Raise $4,410.82 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


Center Elementary recently hosted a Math-A-Thon. St. Jude Math-A-Thon is a school based fundraiser that benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Since 1962, St. Jude has treated children who are battling cancer and other deadly diseases, and no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude.

 


 

Center Elementary had 57 students that participated this year. They are proud to announce that the total raised is $4410.82. Mrs. Inez Hughes coordinated the event and says, "Thanks to all who donated and supported our CES students as well as the children of St. Jude."

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Funeral Notice: Lewis Fain Ramsey


Lewis Fain Ramsey, 90, of Longivew, will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Taylor Funeral Home.Interment willfollow in Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson. TX. 

 

Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until service time. 

 

Mr. Ramsey passed awayTuesday, February 24,2015, and was born March 31, 1924.

 

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge ofarrangements.

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Shelbyville Dragon baseball @ West Sabine Friday


The Dragons play West Sabine @ 2:00 pm on Friday Feb. 27 at Pineland

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Shelbyville Dragon, Lady Dragon pep rally set for Friday


Shelbyville Basketball Playoff Pep Rally Friday @ 10:00 am
Come out and cheer our girls and boys to victory!

 

Girls play at Leon High School in Jewett, TX Friday at 7:30 pm
Boys play at Joaquin High School @ 6:30 pm

 

We Will Win!

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Nacogdoches County emergency road closure today


LUFKIN  – TxDOT officials announced today the planned closure through Friday of a portion of FM 1638 (Old Tyler Road). 

 

The road closure is required from the railroad tracks east to Ruby Street due to an emergency gas line repair by Center Point Energy.

 

Motorists should be aware and alert to the traffic detour and be prepared to take alternate routes. TxDOT crews will place barricades and signs at the site to inform motorists of the closure. As always, if workers are on site, reduce speed and give them a safe distance to work.

 

Road conditions, including those under construction and repair, are available at drivetexas.org.

 

Road conditions and traffic updates available on Facebook.com/txdot or Twitter.com/TxDOTLufkin

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Funeral Notice: Mildred Lee Eaves Pierce


Mildred Lee Eaves Pierce 84, of Nacogdoches on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Laird Funeral Home at 12:00PM with Rev. Larry Byrd officiating.  Burial will follow at Spann Chapel Cemetery in Center, Texas.  She passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. She was a longtime resident of Shelby County.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 5:00-7:00PM at Laird Funeral Home, Nacogdoches Texas. 

 

Mildred was born in Center, Texas to William Carl Eaves and Jeneva Harlow Satterwhite on March 29, 1930.  She grew up in Center.  She moved to Nacogdoches after she married her husband, Edwin Leon Pierce on November 28, 1967 in Shreveport, LA.  They met each other while she worked as a waitress in a family restaurant in San Augustine.  Mildred loved her family dearly.  She enjoyed spending time with them and especially her beautiful grandchildren.  She also enjoyed fishing, and working out in her garden.  She was a member of Spanns Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.  Her favorite scripture was the 23rd Psalm.

Mildred is survived by:
Son, Earl Keith Tindall
Daughter, Brenda Ann Young and husband, Kenneth

Grandchildren:
Sheila Sharp, husband (Anthony)
Candace Kent, husband (Brian)

Great Grandchildren:
Ashton Sharp
Matthew Sharp
Ryan Sharp
Mason Sharp
Hadson Kent

 

Neice: Daphne Lovell

Pallbearers will be Anthony Sharp, Matthew Sharp, Adam Barbee, Brian Kent, Lynal Pierce and Dolores Talamantes.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 02/25/15--02/26/15


Arrest Report

02/25/15—02/26/15

 

Shelby County:

 

Nickloas Rushing, 38, Center, Manufacture & Delivery of a Controlled Substance

 

Artrevious Whittaker, 42, Tenaha, Warrant-Theft by Check

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

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

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Local Sports Round up 02/26/15; Batter up! Baseball, Softball tournament action starts today


In sports,

 

Basketball Playoffs:

 

Girls' Class 2A Region III Semi-finals:

 

Shelbyville Lady Dragons vs. LaPoynor, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jewett Leon ISD. The address for Leon High School is 12168 Highway 79 West, Jewett, TX 75846

 

Evadale vs. Hubbard, 5 p.m. Friday, Jewett Leon ISD

 

Winners meet for Region III Final @ 2 p.m. Saturday @ Jewett Leon ISD. Winner advances to state tournament.

 

Boys' Area Championships:

 

Center Roughriders vs. Mexia, 7 p.m., Friday, Jacksonville. The winner will play the Henderson-Palestine winner in the region quarterfinals.

 

Double-header:

 

Good duo of boys' area championship games in Joaquin Friday night pitting Dist. 22-2A against Dist. 23-2A:

 

Shelbyville Dragons vs. West Sabine, 6:30 p.m. The winner gets the Dallardsville Big Sandy-Carlisle winner in the region quarterfinals.

 

Tenaha Tigers vs. San Augustine Wolves, 8 p.m. The winner plays the New Summerfield-Evadale winner in the third round.

 

Baseball:

 

The Center Riders’ games in the Palestine Tournament have been delayed and moved up a day until Friday. The Riders play at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at Elkhart on Friday and on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Elkhart and 7 p.m. in Palestine

 

The Rider JV is scheduled to start play in the Central Heights’ Tournament today, with games at 1:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.

 

It was announced Wednesday that all games at the Pine Cone Classic Baseball Tournament in Hemphill today have been cancelled. The remainder of the tournament games Friday and Saturday are pending. Among the teams scheduled to play in the classic are the Shelbyville Dragons, Joaquin Rams, Timpson Bears and Broaddus Bulldogs.

 

Same thing goes for the Douglass Tournament today, as all games have been cancelled. The Shelbyville Dragon JV and Joaquin Ram JV are to play in that tourney.

 

The Garrison Bulldogs are scheduled to be in the Elkhart Tournament starting today.

 

Softball:

 

The Center Lady Riders defeat Central Heights, 6-3 Tuesday.

 

The Center Lady Riders, Joaquin Lady Rams and Shelbyville Lady Dragons are all scheduled to play in the Cushing/Central Heights' Tournament, weather permitting today thru Saturday.

 

The Garrison Lady Bulldogs are to play in the Trinity Tournament.

 

Tennis:

 

The Center JV Tennis team was to have played in the Nacogdoches JV tennis tournament today, but it has been cancelled. Therefore, the Varsity tennis tournament in Nacogdoches has been moved from Friday to today, Thursday due to the extended forecast. Center High School Tennis will begin play by 9 a.m. today in Nacogdoches.

 

Soccer:

 

The Center Riders and Lady Riders will be home to play Diboll Friday.

 

The Tenaha Lady Tigers' soccer team will finish the season with a small school tournament hosted by New Summerfield. The first game is against New Summerfield, Friday morning at 8:00 am, followed by a 12:00 game vs.  Robert E. Lee JV at Jacksonville College.  The final game of the season will be Saturday at 1:00 vs. the Crockett Lady Bulldogs at Jacksonville College.

 

SFA Athletics and the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce have teamed up again with Cram the Coliseum, an event designed to bring more from the community to Lumberjack and Ladyjack basketball games. Free admission tickets are available for Ladyjack and Lumberjack games on March 5 and 7. The tickets come 10 to a page and are available at the Nacogdoches County Chamber, 2516 North St., and online at nacogdoches.org in Hot New. Tickets can be used for entrance to the following Ladyjack and Lumberjack basketball games:  Cram the Coliseum - Thursday, March 5, SFA vs. Northwestern State, Ladyjacks begin at 5:30 p.m. and Lumberjacks at 8 p.m.; and Cram the Coliseum 2 - Saturday, March 7, SFA vs. Sam Houston State, Ladyjacks begin at 4 p.m. and Lumberjacks at 6 p.m. All games will be in William R. Johnson Coliseum.

 

The second annual Great East Texas Outdoorfest is just around the corner. The event is slated for Friday, March 6, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A concert will follow Saturday’s events. Gates for concert open at 6 p.m. All events are to be held at the Sabine County Rodeo Arena. During the two day event there will be live music, entertainment, food, fun, vendors, silent and live auctions. Lots of raffle prizes will be drawn for, with the grand prize being a pontoon boat. Tickets are available at getoutdoorsfest.com or they can be purchased during the event.

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Logansport Chamber's annual Sand Bass Tournament set for March 14, registration underway


The 8th annual Logansport Chamber of Commerce Sand Bass Tournament on the Sabine River in Logansport is scheduled for March 14.

 

First prize is $5,000; second $2,000; and third is $1,500.

 

The prize for “Big Bass” is a pool, dependent on the number of registered teams.

 

Entry fee is $150 per team, with an optional $50 per team for Big Bass.

 

Logansport is recognized as the Sand Bass Fishing Capital of the World.

 

Fishermen can obtain get registration forms online at the Facebook page SAND BASS TOURNAMENT, or on the Town of Logansport Chamber of Commerce website.

 

Participants are urged to register early since it may be necessary to restrict to 200 teams.

 

The Shelby County Bass Anglers will conduct the weigh-in.

 

There will be a pre-tournament Fish Fry on March 13. It’s open to the public and will be held along the Logansport Riverfront with an auction and door prizes included.

 

Tickets for the fish fry, along with tournament shirts are available at Logansport businesses.

 

Call Sissy Morris at 318-697-5489 for more info.

 

Tournament entry forms are also available at Center Broadcasting.

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Cloudy & cold continues, rain returns for the weekend


Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. North wind 5 to 15 mph.
 
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. North wind around 10 mph.
 
Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Northeast wind around 10 mph.
 
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of freezing rain early, then a slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.
 
Sunday: A 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 65.
 
Sunday Night: A 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 56.
 
Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 68.
 
Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 58.
 
Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 71.
 
Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 53.
 
Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 67.

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Center receives 2-inch snowfall, caution urged this morning for "Black Ice"


A pretty good snowfall event yesterday across the area that saw light to sometimes heavy, wet sticking snow that soon dissipated and even led to a brief period of sunshine and above freezing temperatures by early to mid afternoon.

 

During the height of the snow, bridges and overpasses became covered making travel dangerous in many locations. There were a number of auto accidents, especially on bridges and overpasses as motorist were asked to slow down with the forming of ice.

 

According to official weather observer Jim Forbes, Center received a 2 inch snowfall event. Figure in the rain, freezing rain and snow, he said it produced .60 inches of moisture. The mercury rose to a high of 38 degrees, which Jim said was short lived.

 

With melting snow comes a threat of Black Ice. As temps climbed and melting occurred and overnight lows dipped back to below freezing for several hours, this allows for the redevelopment of Black Ice on bridges and overpasses as well as some roadways.

 

This threat will linger through mid to late morning today. Motorist should use extreme caution and be aware of those Black Ice areas. Highs today should warm to the mid 40s.

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Natural Gas site incident forces evacuation of San Augustine County residents Wednesday


Around 50 San Augustine County residents were evacuated from their homes yesterday afternoon around 4 p.m. after a gas tank at an XTO Energy well site over pressurized, causing the tank to release natural gas into the air.

 

As a precaution, San Augustine firefighters evacuated homes within a reported three-mile radius of the well location at FM 1196 & FM 1277 near Hwy. 103 in the Attoyac-Goodwin area.

 

No injuries were reported from the incident. Residents were allowed to return to their homes around 10 p.m.

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Portacool to have ground breaking for new global headquarters in Center this morning


Portacool, the global leader in evaporative cooling solutions based in Center, will host a groundbreaking ceremony and unveil project renderings of its new global headquarters site to be located adjacent to the company’s manufacturing facility on FM 2468 in Center.

 

The ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. this morning.

 

The new 13,500-square-foot corporate office will house approximately 45 employees including the executive team, sales, marketing, customer service, accounting, IT, sourcing and logistic departments. 

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Whitton family appreciates clothing donations after fire, asking for household items, account established at FSB


We told you Monday that the David and Shanna Whitton along with their 3 sons lost their home and belongings in a house fire on CR 3047 Sunday night and they’re in need of clothing donations.

 

A family relative tells Center Broadcasting the Whitton family wishes to thank everyone for the clothes they received; your outpouring of assistance was overwhelming.

 

We now understand the family is in need of household toiletries and items to set up a kitchen.

 

Also, an account has been established at Farmers State Bank for the David & Shanna Whitton Family.

 

For more information and to make a donation, contact Anita Jones at 936-332-9044.

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Shelby County Livestock Show & Sale set for March 6-7


The 2015 Shelby County Livestock Show will be Friday, March 6 at the Shelby County Expo Center, with the sale on Saturday, March 7 at the Windham Civic Center, meal starts at 6 p.m.

 

Show chairman Jacob Spivey says there are over 100 entries at the show trying to be selected for the auction and premium awards.

 

The Friday show begins at 10 a.m. with rabbits and swine, followed by goats, lambs and cattle.

 

County Extension Agent Lane Dunn says the public is invited to attend the events and show support to the youth of Shelby County.

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Funeral Notices: 02/26/15


Obits:

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 89-year old Frank M. Jousan, Sr. of Joaquin. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at New Hope Cemetery, Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Joaquin United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund and Joaquin Senior Citizens Center.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces a graveside service for 91-year old Atlee Jane Adams of Stafford. She passed away Tuesday in Stafford. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to service at Mangum Funeral Home. She was a Center High School graduate. Among Atlee Jane Adams’ survivors is a daughter, Alda & Chris Dede of Massachusetts; sons, John & Malou Adams of Danville, California and David Adams of Houston.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces service for 23-year old Daurin Andrez Chel Sanchez of Center. Service will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Templo Principe de Pas, on Hwy. 7 West in Center.

 

Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson announces service for 92-year old William Herbert Hearnsberger of Garrison. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Garrison, with interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Garrison. Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, Garrison, designated for mission funds in William Herbert Hearsberger's name.

 

Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson announces pending funeral service for Lewis Fain Ramsey. More service information and survivors will be announced later.

 

Colonial Mortuary in Lufkin is in charge of a memorial service for 54-year old Debbie Ann Garrett of Shelbyville. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bell Chapel Baptist Church in San Augustine. Cremation will follow. 

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Special Weather Statement: Black Ice


...BLACK ICE IS LIKELY TO REDEVELOP OVER MUCH OF THE REGION TONIGHT AND THURSDAY 
MORNING...

WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL THAT FELL ACROSS MUCH OF THE FOUR STATE REGION EARLIER TODAY HAS ALREADY BEGUN TO MELT AS TEMPERATURES HAVE CLIMBED ABOVE FREEZING THIS AFTERNOON. 

THERE ARE INDICATIONS THAT THE SKY MAY GRADUALLY CLEAR FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST
OVERNIGHT OVER PORTIONS OF THE REGION...WITH THE CLEARING SKY...LIGHT WINDS...AND 
SNOWPACK STILL IN PLACE ALLOWING FOR TEMPERATURES TO FALL BELOW FREEZING OVER MUCH 
OF THE REGION TONIGHT. 

FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED AFTER SUNSET THIS EVENING OVER THE INTERSTATE 30 CORRIDOR OF EXTREME NORTHEAST TEXAS...SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...AND SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS...AND AFTER 9 PM OVER MUCH OF NORTH LOUISIANA AND THE REMAINDER OF EAST TEXAS. THIS
LONG DURATION OF FREEZING TEMPERATURES WILL ALLOW FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF BLACK ICE ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES...AS WELL AS SOME ROADWAYS...WITH THIS THREAT LINGERING THROUGH MID TO LATE MORNING THURSDAY.

MOTORISTS THAT MUST BE DRIVING TONIGHT SHOULD USE EXTREME CAUTION
DURING THEIR EVENING AND OVERNIGHT COMMUTE. TRAVEL IS STRONGLY
DISCOURAGED UNTIL THE ICE IS ABLE TO MELT LATE THURSDAY MORNING.

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Paxton Water System issues Boil Notice for Joaquin area customers


Due to low pressure and outage the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required Paxton Water Supply ID # 2100031 to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption. For customers in the Joaquin area February 25, 2015.

 

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

 

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

 

If you have any questions concerning this matter, you may contact Vince Di Verdi at 936-590-9177 or 936-591-1205

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CHS Hosts UIL Academic Invitational and Places Well


On Saturday, February 21st, the CHS UIL Academic program hosted the Spring Invitational. Seventeen schools attended with approximately 350 students.


The members from Center High School placed as follows:


​Number Sense: Zoey Stuever - 2nd place
Ready Writing: Kelsie Waller - 2nd, Mallory Nehring - â€‹4th​
Computer Applications: Rosa Huerta - 5th, Noemi Guerrero - 6th
Accounting: Changcai Wang - 2nd
Social Studies: Dallas O'Donnell 4th
News Writing: Brian Mendoza 3rd, Diana Perez 4th
Feature Writing: Alberto Huichapa 3rd, Brian Mendoza 5th
Editorial Writing: Alberto Huichapa 2nd, Jessica Johnson 3rd, Brian Mendoza
4th, Kimberly Rodriguez 5th
Poetry: Julie Garcia 3rd
Informative Speaking: Brianna Suell 1st
Persuasive Speaking: Kelsie Waller 6th
CX Debate: Landri Roberts and Cheyenne Woodard 3rd​

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Center JV Tennis Cancelled--Center Varsity Tennis Moved to Thursday, Feb. 26th


The Nacogdoches JV tennis tournament scheduled for Thursday February 26th has
been cancelled.

The Varsity tennis tournament has been moved from Friday February 27th
to Thursday February 26th due to the extended forecast. CHS Varsity Tennis will begin by 9:00 am in Nacogdoches.

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Funeral Notice: Daurin Andrez Chel Sanchez


Daurin Andrez Chel Sanchez, 23, of Center passed away Saturday, February 23, 2015 at Center Emergency Department as a result of car accident.

 

Services will Sunday, March 1, 2015 starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Templo Principe de Paz, 398 Hwy 7 W, Center, Texas 75935.

 

Among his survivors include:
Father:
Federico Chel Wicab of Mexico

Mother:
Carmita Sanchez Ambros of Mexico

Brothers:
Miguel Chel Sanchez of Center

Carlos Chel Sanchez of Center

 

 

 

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas

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UPDATE: Winter moisture has left the forecast, temps warming


The sky is becoming less moisture laden and just overcast.  Even a few patches of blue. Should warm to about 40 by 4:00 pm 20 for a low tonight so hopefully the roads will clear shortly after then. Thursday and Friday some sun, some clouds, and temperatures in the upper 40's to low 50 degree range both days...30 at night. 

Warmer Sat through next Friday, some days will see the 70's however, each day we will likely have rain with temps in the 60's 40's at night.

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Tyson announces work schedule change for Wednesday night shift


Wednesday, Feb. 25: Night shift evisceration will not work. All other night shift departments will work. The plant will return to normal work schedule Thursday, Feb. 26.

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TxDOT issues weather advisory, drive with caution


LUFKIN  – Texas Department of Transportation crews are busy today monitoring and treating roads and bridges throughout the nine-county Lufkin District after sleet and snow began falling across the area.

 

Even though weather forecasts are calling for weather to clear by late today, TxDOT workers began treating and monitoring roads and bridges in Shelby, San Augustine, Sabine, Houston and Angelina counties early Wednesday.

 

Predicted rainfall turned to sleet and then to snow by late morning in many East Texas areas as crews treated roadways with magnesium chloride to keep them passable.

Houston County officials first reported snow about mid-morning and then reports of a good dosing of sleet and snow were reported in Angelina, Sabine and San Augustine counties. Shelby County reported heavy snow and sleet and crews treated all county bridges.

 

If you encounter work crews on the roadway, please slow down and allow them room to work to make your drive safer.

 

TxDOT continues to release tips for safe driving in winter conditions. Driving on ice presents a unique problem that is addressed with these safety tips recommended by the National Safety Council:

 

·         Do not use cruise control when driving in icy, snowy, rainy or foggy conditions.

·         Be especially careful when driving on bridges, overpasses and tunnels, and in the early morning when the air temperature rises faster than the pavement temperature.

·         Never brake while driving on ice.

Applying pressure to your brakes while on black ice will cause a vehicle to skid. Brake only during your normal approach.

·         Keep your distance.

The distance needed to stop on black ice is twice as long as for normal driving circumstances.

Adjust your following distance behind the vehicle in front of you depending on conditions.

·         Give yourself some room.

Majority of our incidents are taking place when motorists are trying to drive around equipment. 

Anticipate the actions of those around you.

Adjust your travel path/spacing prior to approaching curves, bridges, and changes in lane configurations.

·         Weight down pickups to improve traction – driving empty or light creates additional hazard and chance of loss of traction.  When driving empty or light, slow down.

 

·         When responding to incidents and/or assisting stranded motorists, stay in your vehicles as much as possible.

·         Drive with your headlights on day and night to increase visibility.

 

Always check on conditions at drivetexas.org for road conditions before you travel.

Road conditions and traffic updates also available on Facebook.com/txdot or Twitter.com/TxDOTLufkin.  

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Timpson Bear Update 02/25/15


2015-2016 THS Cheerleaders - Congratulations to the 2015-2016 cheerleaders that were recently selected following try outs. They are:

Cadey Belrose
Kara Thorne
Tori Cross
Cedesha Curtis
Molly Sanford
Jasmine Rogers
Hope Milford
Kambry Wallace
Macey Jo Hanson
Madelyn Ramsey
Rebecca Mathis
Sara Duke


2015-2016 THS MAJORETTES –

MAKAYLA BAKER
CASSIDY CLIFTON
JA’KARIA DECKARD
AISLYNN KIMZEY
BETHANY LINDGREN (HEAD MAJORETTE)
JACEY MULLINS
MARIA PALACIOS
REBEKAH PARKS
KRISTYN RADER

DRUM MAJOR:
BLAKE JOHNSON

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Funeral Notice: Atlee Jane Adams


Atlee Jane Adams, 91, of Stafford, passed Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the Hamptons Assisted Living in Stafford, Texas.

 

Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2015 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Aubie McSwain officiating.  Visitation will be 2 hours prior to the service at Mangum Funeral Home.

 

She was born December 9, 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri to Eli Turk and Annie Mae (Jones) Lacy.  She graduated from Center High School.

 

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Eli & Annie Lacy, Husband, Allie Monroe Adams, Infant Son, Allie Adams, Jr., Infant Sister, Nancy Florene Lacy, Sister, Edith Mary Lacy Mayfield & Brother, John Neal Lacy.

 

She is survived by:

Daughter:

Alda Dede & husband, Chris of Dedham, MA

Son:

John Adams & wife, Malou of Danville, CA
Son:

David Adams of Houston

Grandchildren:
Adrian Dede, Alexander & Arielle Dede

Aaron & Andrea’ Adams

Nieces & Nephews:
Mary Elizabeth “Meg” & Larry Albertelli

John Thomas & Judy Gault

Nancy & Bob Warr

Linda & David Reinhart

Janis & Jeep Compton

Dr. Joe Neal & Jane Lacy

Numerous Other Family & Friends  

 

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas

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Baseball tournament cancellations for Joaquin Ram teams


The Joaquin JV Baseball tournament that was scheduled at Douglass this weekend (02/26-02/28) as well as the Joaquin Varsity Baseball tournament games scheduled for tomorrow (02/26) has been cancelled.

 

The remainder of Varsity tournament scheduled for this weekend (02/27-02/28) is still pending.

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Panola College cancels Wednesday night classes on all campuses


Panola College has cancelled classes for Wednesday on all campuses.

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Tenaha ISD plans to release at normal time today


The forecast calls for snow chances dwindling and above freezing temperatures at time of regular release from school. Tenaha ISD will release at regular time. If parents are considering checking out their child please use extreme caution traveling. Conditions improve considerably after noon.

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Whitton family seeking clothing donations after house, belongings lost in fire Sunday night


The David and Shanna Whitton family lost their home and belongings in a house fire Sunday night on County Road 3047, just off Hwy. 87 south of Center, and they’re in need of clothing donations.

 

A family relative tells Center Broadcasting there are five members of the family needing assistance. David needs jeans, 36x24 and large shirts; Shanna sizes are Adult 10-12 pants, large shirts and 9 ½ shoes. The three boys’ sizes are 14 slim jeans, 35x32 pants, and medium to large shirts and 9 ½ to 12 shoes.

 

For more information and to make a donation, contact Anita Jones at 936-332-9044.

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Cram the Coliseum gives free tickets to SFA basketball games


Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce interns Symantha Dickens and Jay 

Mosco hold the pages of Cram the Coliseum tickets for free admission to SFA 

Ladyjackjack and Lumberjack basketball games on March 5 and 7. More tickets 

available at Chamber members' businesses and online - find in Hot News at 

nacogdoches.org.

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UPDATE: Snow expected to continue until 2 p.m.


The ground temperature is near the freezing mark in many areas and the rain has transitioned to all snow here in San Augustine and surrounding counties. 

 

The snow is expected to continue until around 2:00 pm today.  The snow is quickly spreading across much of Deep East Texas. The snow is wet and heavy and is beginning to stick to bridges and overpasses. 

 

Motorists should use extreme caution...especially on those elevated areas. 

 

The forecast is for close to 1 inch accumulations in the next 2 hours. 

 

We are slightly above the freezing mark, but the snow will hold or drop the temperatures to slightly below freezing with the accumulation.

 

We are right on the edge of the snow line and we could begin to get out of the low 30's by 3 to 4 pm this afternoon. 

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Timpson ISD monitoring weather conditions


TISD is monitoring the weather. According to forecast it will be safer to send home at normal time than at this time. Remember students are safe here at school. If this changes we will notify.
Timpson Independent School District

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Tenaha Tiger Daily 02/25/15; Tigers vs. San Augustine @ 8 p.m. Friday in Joaquin in area round basketball game


February 27, 2015-Lady Tigers Soccer New Summerfield Tournament 8:00 am;
Robert E. Lee 12:Noon; Area VBBB vs San Augustine @ Joaquin 8:00 pm

March 2, 2015-JH Track vs West Sabine

March 3, 2015-Boys Regional Q-Final

March 5, 2015-Gary Base Ball Tournament in Gary

*Tenaha ISD will continue to monitor the weather. Please stay tuned to local
media for any weather updates.

Tough End to a Great 2014-15 Season for Lady Tigers

Underdogs…. Underaged…. Undermatched… None of that seemed to matter to Coach
Garry Davison and the Tenaha Lady Tigers last night in Lufkin in the Regional Quarterfinal playoff game vs. Evadale.  In the end, a see-saw battle saw Evadale get the lucky bounce as a corner three point shot nicked the corner of the backboard and then into the hoop to give the Lady Rebels a 41-39 lead with just :34 remaining.  Down by one with  :20 left, the Lady
Tigers got two good looks at the go ahead bucket, but they both rimmed out and a last second attempt from near half court by Kean’ya Davis was no good. In the end, Evadale celebrates a trip to the Regional Tournament by a score of 41-40.  But, for Tenaha, the celebration of an amazing effort as well as a roster of only underclassmen returning means the opportunity to return to the Regional stage is very much a reality.  

Evadale is now 29-4 on the year and will advance to play Hubbard who defeated Lovelady last night.  The Regional Tournament is at Leon High School in Jewett, Texas this year.  On the other half of the bracket, District 22-2A rival Shelbyville (whom Tenaha defeated by nearly thirty points earlier this year) has advanced to take on Regional favorite and Holiday Hoops runner-up LaPoynor.  

The Lady Tigers will enter the off-season with only underclassmen that will return from a 24-10 season that included an undefeated District Championship, an Area playoff win, and tons of hunger to advance even further.  

Tigers vs. San Augustine in Area Championship in Joaquin Friday 8:00 pm

Stay tuned to the Tiger Daily for game time as the game may or may not be paired for a double header.  
 

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Early release for Shelbyville ISD at 11:00 am due to weather conditions


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Shelbyville Dragon, Lady Dragon basketball playoff games set


The Shelblyville Dragons will play West Sabine at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Joaquin in a Class 2A area championship game. Shelbyville will be the visiting team.
 
The Shelbyville Lady Dragons are headed to the Class 2A Region III Tournament after an exciting 44-39 OT win against Cushing in the regional quarterfinals in Hudson last night.  The game was tied at 39 at the end of regulation.  
 
The Lady Dragons will play LaPoynor at 7:30 pm, Friday at Leon High School in Jewett, TX in the region semifinals. Leon High School address is 12168 Highway 79 West, Jewett, TX 75846
 

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NWS urges caution with travel due to heavy snowfall


AREAS OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN HAVE TAPPER OFF AND NOW WE HAVE 
MOSTLY SNOW. 

THE SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP AND QUICKLY SPREAD EAST ACROSS MUCH OF EAST TEXAS...AND NORTH LOUISIANA...

SNOW IS STICKING TO BRIDGES....OVERPASSES AND ROADWAYS MOTORISTS 
TRAVELING SHOULD USE EXTREME CAUTION WHILE DRIVING, ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.ACCUMULATIONS IN THE NEXT TWO HOURS WILL BE CLOSE TO ONE INCH.

 

Law enforcement are reporting icing on bridges. Please drive with caution!

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San Augustine ISD to release classes at 10:30 a.m.


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2015 Shelby County 4-H Photography Contest Official Results


 

The Shelby County 4-H Photography contest was held on February 10, 2015 in the Shelby County Courthouse. We had a record number of participants ranked by the age divisions of Senior, Intermediate and Junior and judged in 15 different categories.

 

The overall winner of the county contest was junior 4-H’er Liela Klein with her photograph entitled “Kneel at the Cross” in the Catch All category.

 

 

 

The next show is at the district level and it will be conducted on April 25, 2015 at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches.  Each youth that entered a photograph at the county level may enter the same photo at the district level, if desired.  Senior age division photographs that placed first at the county level will automatically advance to the state level to be judged. 

 

The photographs are on exhibit on the first floor of courthouse.  Please stop by and check out the great job these youth did in taking their photographs.

 

A special thank you to Ms. Charity Arwine for leading the 4-H photography project and for sharing excellent and invaluable photography skills with the 4-H project members.

 

The results for all class divisions and categories are listed below:

 

SENIOR DIVISION

 

Category

 

            Night Photography:               Megan Dunn    (1)

                                                            Tori Baker        (2)

 

Animals - Domestic:              Tori Baker                    (1)

                                               Megan Dunn                (2)

 

Catch All:                               Konner Windham         (1)

                                                            Tori Baker        (2)

 

Animals - Wildlife:                 Konner Windham         (1)

                                                            Tori Baker         (2)

 

Plant/Flora:                             Tori Baker                    (1)

Nature & Landscape:            Konner Windham         (1)

                                                Tori Baker                    (2)

                                                Megan Dunn                 (3)

                                                Christopher Dunn         (4)

 

Elements of Design:              Megan Dunn                 (1)

 

Dominant Color:                     Konner Windham         (1)

 

Theme:                                   Tori Baker                    (1)

 

 

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION

 

Category

 

Animals - Domestic:              Lance Holloway           (1)

                                                            Trey Smith      (2)

 

 

Animals - Wildlife:                 Lance Holloway           (1)

                                                            Ethan Shofner  (2)

                                                            Trey Smith        (3)

 

Catch All:                               Trey Smith                    (1)

 

Plant/Flora:                             Ethan Shofner            (1)

                                                Trey Smith                    (2)

 

Details & Macro:                   Ethan Shofner               (1)

                                                Lance Holloway           (2)

 

Nature & Landscape:            Ethan Shofner               (1)

                                                Trey Smith                    (2)

                                                Lance Holloway           (3)

 

Elements of Design:              Trey Smith                    (1)

 

Food:                                       Lance Holloway           (1)

 

Dominant Color:                    Lance Holloway           (1)

                                                Trey Smith                    (2)

 

Storyboard:                            Trey Smith                    (1)

 

People:                                    Trey Smith                    (1)

 

Digital Darkroom:                 Trey Smith                    (1)

 

Marine/Aquatic:                     Trey Smith                    (1)

                                                Lance Holloway           (2)

 

Theme:                                   Trey Smith                    (1)

 

 

JUNIOR DIVISION

 

Category

 

Animals - Domestic:              Liela Klein                    (1)

                                                            Abigayle Shofner          (2)

                                                            Lieza Klein                   (3)

                                                            Michelle Gomez            (4)

 

Catch All:                               Liela Klein                    (1)

                                                            Lieza Klein                   (2)

                                                            Michelle Gomez            (3)

 

Animals - Wildlife:                 Michelle Gomez            (1)

 

Plant/Flora:                             Michelle Gomez            (1)

                                                Lieza Klein                   (2)

 

Details & Macro:                   Michelle Gomez            (1)

Nature & Landscape:            Michelle Gomez            (1)

 

Elements of Design:              Abigayle Shofner          (1)

                                                Lieza Klein                   (2)

                                                Liela Klein                    (3)

 

Dominant Color:                    Abigayle Shofner          (1)

                                                Michelle Gomez            (2)

 

People:                                    Liela Klein                    (1)

 

Theme:                                   Lieza Klein                   (1)

                                                Abigayle Shofner          (2)

                                                Michelle Gomez            (3)

 

If you would like information on this program or participating in other Shelby County 4-H projects, please contact county extension agent Jheri-Lynn McSwain, M.Ed., M.S., Family and Consumer Sciences at Jheri-Lynn.Smith@ag.tamu.edu or 936-598-7744.

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Weather Delays & Closures @ 8 a.m.


Wednesday Weather Delays & Closures:

 

Panola College has closed all locations. Check the college's website after 1:00 pm today for information about evening classes.

 

Martinsville ISD will start at 10 a.m.

 

Nacogdoches ISD will start two hours later.

 

DeSoto Parish Schools will be closed.

 

The Senior Nutrition Site on Loop 500 in Center will be closed.

 

Helping Hands Outreach Center and Unique Boutique will be closed.

 

Center Livestock Auction will not have a sale today.

 

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Weather Delays & Closures @ 6:30 a.m.


Wednesday Weather Delays & Closures:

 

Panola College has closed all locations. Check the college's website after 1:00 pm today for information about evening classes.

 

Martinsville ISD will start at 10 a.m.

 

Nacogdoches ISD will start two hours later.

 

DeSoto Parish Schools will be closed.

 

The Senior Nutrition Site on Loop 500 in Center will be closed.

 

Center Livestock Auction will not have a sale today.

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Weather Delays & Closures @ 6 a.m.


Wednesday Weather Delays & Closures:

 

Panola College has closed all locations. Check the college's website after 1:00 pm today for information about evening classes.

 

Martinsville ISD will start at 10 a.m.

 

Nacogdoches ISD will start two hours later.

 

DeSoto Parish Schools will be closed.

 

The Senior Nutrition Site on Loop 500 in Center will be closed.

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Local Sports Round up 02/25/15; Riders headed to area round, Lady Dragons take OT win for region tourney berth, Octavius Evans receives another D-I offer


In sports,

 

Basketball Playoffs:

 

Girls' Region Quarterfinals:

 

The Shelbyville Lady Dragons are headed to the Class 2A Region III Tournament this weekend after an exciting 44-39 overtime win against Cushing last night in the regional quarterfinals in Hudson. The game was tied at 39 at the end of regulation. Shelbyville will meet LaPoynor (46-39 winner over Cayuga) at 7 p.m. Friday at Jewett Leon in the region semis.

 

Meanwhile, the Tenaha Lady Tigers saw their season end, as Evadale takes a 41-40 win in Lufkin in region quarterfinal action. The winner has Hubbard in the region semifinals at 5 p.m. Friday at Jewett Leon.

 

Boys' Bi-District:

The Center Roughriders are headed to the area round of the state 4A playoffs after an 88-50 win over Jasper in a bi-district game in Rusk last night. Center and Jasper were tied at 17 after the end of the opening quarter, with the Riders up 44-25 at half and never looked back, taking a 64-30 lead into the final quarter. The Riders will play Mexia (def. Waco Connally) at 7 p.m. Friday in Jacksonville at what was the former Lon Morris College Gym.

The Timpson Bears lose to Carlisle, 71-59 in a 2A first-round playoff game at Tatum last night. Carlisle moves on to play Dallardsville Big Sandy in area.

 

The Broaddus Bulldogs had their season end last night as Evadale comes away with a 61-58 win. Evadale will meet New Summerfield in the second round.

 

The Tenaha Tigers will meet the San Augustine Wolves in Joaquin

Friday night in an area round game. Game details are being finalized.

 

The Shelbyville Dragons had a first-round bye by virtue of winning district, and will take on West Sabine in area this week. West Sabine beat West Hardin, 71-39 in bi-district. Next game details are being worked out.

 

Other boys’ bi-district scores:

 

Trinity 75, Central Heights 58

Crockett 58, Woden 56

Kennard 78, Chireno 73

Mount Enterprise 72, North Zulch 41

Henderson 62, Lufkin Hudson 58

Tatum 78, Huntington 65

Diboll 70, Carthage 59
Lufkin 65, Texas High 55

Newton 79, New Waverly 53

 

Other girls’ region quarterfinal scores:

 

Coolidge 47, Chireno 39

Central Heights 44, Anahuac 29

East Chambers 40, Central 28


Center Roughrider wide receiver Octavius Evans has received a second Division I offer to play football as Texas Tech has officially made the playmaker a target. According to East Texas Sports Network, new Rider Offensive Coordinator Ricky Joe Meeks said the 6-2, 180 sophomore has become the first East Texas player in the 2017 recruiting class to receive a second Division I offer. Evans was first offered by Louisiana Tech. Tenaha's Reginald Davis has been a part of the potent Texas Tech passing attack for a couple of seasons now, as well as several other east Texans. Through two varsity seasons, Evans has 112 catches for 1,332 yards and 11 touchdowns. He had 67 catches for 734 yards and eight touchdowns in 2014.

 

Soccer:

 

The Center Riders and Lady Riders played Hudson at Roughrider Stadium last night and both came away with wins. The Riders, 1-0, and the Lady Riders, 2-0. Both teams will be home to play Diboll Friday.

 

The Tenaha Lady Tigers' soccer team will finish the season with a small school tournament hosted by New Summerfield. The first game is against New Summerfield, Friday morning at 8:00 am, followed by a 12:00 game vs.  Robert E. Lee JV at Jacksonville College.  The final game of the season will be Saturday at 1:00 vs. the Crockett Lady Bulldogs at Jacksonville College.

 

Baseball:

 

The Center Riders will play in the Palestine Tournament Thursday through Saturday. On Thursday the Riders play at 1230 and 530 at Elkhart, and on Friday at 4 p.m. in Elkhart and 7 p.m. in Palestine

 

The Rider JV will be at the Central Heights Tournament Thursday playing at 12:15 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.

 

The Shelbyville Dragons will be playing in the Pine Cone Classic in Hemphill Thursday thru Saturday, while the Dragon JV is in the Douglass Tournament.

 

The Joaquin Rams, Timpson Bears and Broaddus Bulldogs are also in the Pine Cone Classic in Hemphill.

 

The Garrison Bulldogs are scheduled to be in the Elkhart Tournament starting Thursday.

 

Softball:

 

The Center Lady Riders are home to play Central Heights today???

 

The Lady Riders, Joaquin Lady Rams and Shelbyville Lady Dragons are all scheduled to play in the Cushing/Central Heights' Tournament Thursday thru Saturday.

 

The Garrison Lady Bulldogs are to play in the Trinity Tournament.

 

The second annual Great East Texas Outdoorfest is just around the corner. The event is slated for Friday, March 6, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A concert will follow Saturday’s events. Gates for concert open at 6 p.m. All events are to be held at the Sabine County Rodeo Arena. During the two day event there will be live music, entertainment, food, fun, vendors, silent and live auctions. Lots of raffle prizes will be drawn for, with the grand prize being a pontoon boat. Tickets are available at getoutdoorsfest.com or they can be purchased during the event.

 

The 8th annual Logansport Chamber of Commerce Sand Bass Tournament on the Sabine River in Logansport is scheduled for March 14. First prize is $5,000; second $2,000; and third is $1,500. The prize for “Big Bass” is a pool, dependent on the number of registered teams. Entry fee is $150 per team, with an optional $50 per team for Big Bass. Logansport is recognized as the Sand Bass Fishing Capital of the World. Fishermen can obtain get registration forms online at the Facebook page SAND BASS TOURNAMENT, or on the Town of Logansport Chamber of Commerce website. Participants are urged to register early since it may be necessary to restrict to 200 teams. The Shelby County Bass Anglers will conduct the weigh-in. There will be a pre-tournament Fish Fry on March 13. It’s open to the public and will be held along the Logansport Riverfront with an auction and door prizes included. Tickets for the fish fry, along with tournament shirts are available at Logansport businesses. Call Sissy Morris at 318-697-5489 for more info. Tournament entry forms are also available at Center Broadcasting.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 02/23/15--02/25/15


Arrest Report

 

02/23/15—02/25/15

 

Shelby County:

 

Shaticiera Marshanta Bell, 22, Center, Abandoning/Endangering Child

 

Kenneth Wayne Boyd, 40, Shelbyville, Nacogdoches County 2x Bond Surrender-Possession of a Controlled Substance & Warrant-Bond Surrender-Aggravated Robbery

 

Robert Bolton, III, 25, Center, Dallas County Warrant-Evading Arrest

 

Roy Daniels, 58, Center, Manufacture & Delivery of a Controlled Substance

 

Tara McBee, 42, Joaquin, Possession of a Controlled Substance & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

Fernando Garza, 22, Center, Driving While Intoxicated

 

San Augustine County:

 

Shelby W. Robinson, 20, Six Charges-Aggravated Sexual Assault

 

Noah Lee Kincel, 50, Bronson, Violate Protective Order.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Man wanted on 6-charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault in San Augustine County behind bars


A man wanted for repeated sex crimes agaist a juvenile by the San Augustine County Sheriff's Department was taken into custody near St. Louis, Missouri last week and transported back to San Augustine County.

 

Chief Deputy Gary Cunningham tells us 20-year old Shelby W. Robinson, who does not have a permanent address, has been charged with six counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault against a female juvenile.

 

Chief Cunningham said Robinson threatened the victim repeatedly with bodily harm if she did not consent to him over several months.

 

The incidents were said to have occurred from Oct. 2013 to April 2014 at an undisclosed San Augustine County location.

 

Robinson's collective bond was set at $300,000.

 

Shelby W. Robinson is also wanted for the recent burglary of the Subway on North Street in Nacogdoches.

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Sabine Parish woman charged in negligent death of child


Another mother has been charged in the death of her child, this time in Sabine Parish. 

 

Zwolle police charged 26-year old Deunka Lynch with negligent homicide when her 19-month old son became wedged in a car window and later died at University Health in Shreveport on Sept. 21 after being taken off life support.

 

An autopsy determined he died of positional asphyxia from being trapped by the neck in the rear window of Lynch's vehicle.

 

Lynch said she had been at family gathering and when she left she put her son unrestrained in the back seat. As she drove to another relative's house in Zwolle, she reportedly told police she did not notice what her son was doing in the back seat. Once she stopped the car, she found her son's neck compressed by the rear window and his head protruding outside.

 

Lynch is also charged with child passenger restraint system violation and no driver's license. She was freed on a $5,000 property bond and is scheduled to be arraigned April 30 in Sabine District Court.

 

If convicted of negligent homicide, she faces a prison sentence of two to five years.

 

Last week 25-year old Angela Marie Moore of Tenaha was charged with Criminal Negligent Homicide for her part in the death of her 6-month old daughter. She and the father of the child, William Bryce Moore, remain in the Shelby County Jail.

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Filing for school trustee, city council elections ends Friday


If you’ve wanted to be a school board or city council member at one of the school districts or city municipalities that are having a May 9 election in the area, you have until the end of business Friday to get the proper paperwork returned and secure a place on the ballot.

 

School board elections are taking place in the Joaquin ISD, Tenaha, Timpson and Shelbyville ISDs, as well as in the cities of Joaquin, Tenaha and Timpson.

 

Remember, Friday is the deadline for filing for a spot on ballot for one of those races.

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Bowley auditions for "The Voice", outcome not in his favor, says he will be back!


We told you recently a Timpson man was pursuing his personal and professional dream by auditioning for the popular NBC-TV program, "The Voice". 

 

Jeremy Bowley tell us despite the outcome not going in his favor on the recent trip to auditions in Atlanta, Ga., he said he, "Won't be giving up, and he'll be back next time."

 

Bowley said there were some 20,000 hopefuls at the Atlanta audition Feb. 15, and he had to sing without his guitar.

 

He has a real good local fan following, and has a natural ability with words and music. We wish Jeremy Bowley future success.

 

To hear Jeremy Bowley’s music go to www.reverbnation.com/jeremybowleyband

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"Desert Storm" observance set for Friday morning on historic courthouse lawn


Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Ladies Auxiliary will remember the service and sacrifice of those Americans who participated in "Desert Storm" with a memorial wreath laying at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse in Center this Friday, February 27th, at 10 a.m.  All Desert Storm veterans are invited as the guest(s) of honor.  As always the public is cordially invited.  

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Funeral Notices: 02/25/15


Obits:

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 89-year old Frank M. Jousan, Sr. of Joaquin. He passed away Tuesday in Center. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Watson & Sons Chapel, with interment at New Hope Cemetery, Center. Among Frank Jousan, Sr.s survivors is a son, Frank Jr. & Beverly Jousan of Joaquin. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Joaquin United Methodist Church Scholarship Fun and Joaquin Senior Citizens Center.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces pending service for 23-year old Daurin Andrez Chel Sanchez of Center.

 

Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson announces pending funeral service for Lewis Fain Ramsey. More service information and survivors will be announced later.

 

Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson announces service for 92-year old William Herbert Hearnsberger of Garrison. He passed away Monday in Shreveport. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Garrison, with interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Garrison. Among William Herbert Hearnsberger's survivors are sons, Kenneth Wayne Hearnsberger of Maple Falls, Washington and Tracy Herbert & Rhonda Hearnsberger of Pflugerville; daughters, Susan Marie & Orval Miller of Timpson and Nancy Carol Windham of Nacogdoches; and brother, Billy Frank & Thelma Hearnsberger of Splendora. After serving  in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Herbert returned to Garrison to work with his brother Walter at H & H Hardware and Building Supply. He retired as owner of Trinity Lumber Company. Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, Garrison, designated for mission funds in William Herbert Hearsberger's name.

 

Colonial Mortuary in Lufkin is in charge of a memorial service for 54-year old Debbie Ann Garrett of Shelbyville. She passed away Feb. 18 in San Augustine. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bell Chapel Baptist Church in San Augustine. Cremation will follow. Among Debbie Ann Garrett’s survivors is her husband, Leonard “Blackie” Garrett.

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REVISE: A variety of frozen precipitation expected today, some accumulation expected


WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY TILL 6 P.M.
 
Today: A 100 percent chance of freezing rain, sleet and snow until early afternoon, then a chance of snow. High near 37. Total daytime ice accumulation of around a tenth of an inch possible. Total daytime snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.
 
Tonight: Cloudy, with a low around 30. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm. 
 
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 47. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
 
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. North wind around 10 mph.
 
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 42. Northeast wind around 10 mph.
 
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.
 
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers, high 54.
 
Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.
 
Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64.
 
Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
 
Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.
 
Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.
 
Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.

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Short Term Forecast @ 4 a.m.


AREAS OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN...RAIN...AND SLEET WILL CONTINUE TO
DEVELOP AND QUICKLY SPREAD EAST ACROSS MUCH OF EAST
TEXAS...SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS...AND NORTH
LOUISIANA...THROUGHOUT THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. WHERE TEMPERATURES
ARE AT OR BELOW FREEZING...THE LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL
RESULT IN ICE ACCUMULATIONS ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES...ESPECIALLY
NORTH OF A JACKSONVILLE...TO HENDERSON AND MARSHALL TEXAS...TO
BLANCHARD AND HOMER LOUISIANA...TO EL DORADO ARKANSAS LINE. MOTORISTS TRAVELING TONIGHT SHOULD USE EXTREME CAUTION WHILE DRIVING...ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.

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Wednesday Weather Delays & Closures @ 4 a.m.


Wednesday Weather Delays & Closures:

 

Panola College has closed all locations. Check the college's website after 1:00 pm today for information about evening classes.

 

Nacogdoches ISD will start two hours later.

 

DeSoto Parish Schools will be closed.

 

The Senior Nutrition Site on Loop 500 in Center will be closed.

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Panola College classes cancelled Wednesday on all campuses


Panola College will close all locations Wednesday due to anticipated inclement weather.

 

Please check the College's website after 1:00 pm Wednesday for information about evening classes.

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Riders dominate Jasper, 88-50 to win bi-district championship


The Center Roughriders win their Class 4A Region III Bi-District Championship game with an 88-50 decision against Jasper in Rusk Tuesday night.

 

The Riders advance to the area round later this weekwhere they will play the Mexia-Waco Connally winner.

 

We'll have the site, day, time and other particulars as they become available.

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Funeral Notice: Frank M. Jousan, Sr. (Update)


Frank M. Jousan Sr., 89, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in Center.

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 27, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Randy Smith and Bro. Paul Silvey officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.

 

Mr. Jousan was born March 29, 1925 in Houston to Frank Jousan and Mae Solomon Jousan. He was of the Methodist faith.

 

He is survived by

Son: Frank Jousan Jr. and wife, Beverly, of Joaquin

 

Grandchildren:

Lance Jones of Center

Dr. Dean Jousan and wife, Heather, of Pontotoc, Mississippi

Dr. Mark Jousan and wife, Kristin, of Center

Sunny Mawson and husband, Brian, of Silverdale, Washington

 

Great Great Grandchildren:

Ethan Mawson

Bradley Jones

Erik Mawson

Cody Jones

Cheyenne Mawson

Everleigh Jones

Landree Jousan

Luke Jousan

Keagan Jousan

Webb Jousan

 

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

 

Preceded in death by

Wife: Martha Graves Jousan

Daughter: Elizabeth Jousan Jones

Parents: Frank Jousan and Mae Solomon Jousan

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Joaquin United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, PO Box 278, Joaquin, Texas 75954 and Joaquin Senior Citizens Center, PO Box 567, Joaquin, Texas 75954.

 

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

 

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Wednesday Weather Delays & Closures @ 5:30 p.m.


Nacogdoches ISD will start two hours later.

 

DeSoto Parish Schools will be closed.

 

The Senior Nutrition Site on Loop 500 in Center will be closed.

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Pending Funeral Notice: Lewis Fain Ramsey


Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson announces pending funeral service for Lewis Fain Ramsey. More service information and survivors will be announced later.

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TxDOT crews ready for next round of winter weather early Wednesday


LUFKIN – A winter weather advisory has been issued that includes the nine-county Lufkin District of the Texas Department of Transportation and could bring sleet and/or snow to the area early Wednesday.

 

TxDOT crews are alert to conditions that could develop after midnight and are ready to treat overpasses, bridges and highways. Weather statements issued are predicting less than one-quarter of an inch of sleet, while snow accumulations could vary from one to three inches.

 

TxDOT crews will be applying rock or salt to any freezing roads. Drivers should be cautious and alert if they must drive during early morning hours Wednesday. Bridges and overpasses are the first to freeze and elevated surfaces can become dangerous driving hazards once they are covered with ice or snow.

 

TxDOT crews have continually monitored and treated frozen roadways and icy patches in all nine counties of the district since Sunday.

 

“Our crews will be working throughout this weather event to keep roadways open and passable,” said Rhonda Oaks, TxDOT public information officer. “Caution is advised, especially on bridges and overpasses. If drivers encounter TxDOT vehicles or employees treating frozen areas, please slow down and give them room. Safety is the most important ingredient to reaching your destination.”

 

TxDOT provides these safety tips for driving in ice or snow:

·         Always wear your seatbelt.

·         Reduce speed and do not use cruise control.

·         Increase your following distance to allow time to stop and remain 200 feet from road crews.

·         If your vehicle starts to slide, ease off the gas pedal or brakes and steer into the direction of the skid.
 

Road conditions are available at drivetexas.org, with updates on Facebook.com/txdot or Twitter.com/TxDOTLufkin.  

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Texas crop, livestock report 02/24/15


AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summary:
 
East: The region had warm, mild weather before a cold front brought sleet and freezing rain on Feb. 23.
 
While the weather was warm, winter pastures perked up, and the dryer weather allowed water-logged roots to breathe.
 
In Anderson County, wet conditions prevented truck farmers and row-crop producers from working in the fields.
 
In Henderson County, producers had better field conditions and were sprigging Bermuda grass.
 
Cattle were mostly in good condition, with producers continuing to provide hay and supplemental feed.
 
Cattle were still eating a lot of hay, but most producers still had plenty left.
 
Cattle prices were firm with some classes higher, and demand was strong.
 
Goat prices were good and demand also strong.
 
Ponds and creeks were full.
 
Feral hog reports continued, with damages worse in some counties than others.
 
Fruit and bare-root trees were being planted and pruned.
 
Some growers were planting potatoes and onions.
 
Spring calving was in progress.
 

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Southwest Foodservice promoting National School Breakfast Week at Center ISD


March 2nd-March 6th is National School Breakfast Week and Southwest Foodservice Excellence is taking the opportunity to encourage the students to eat breakfast and to promote healthy breakfast options.

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Timpson Bear Update 02/24/15; Bears enter state basketball playoffs vs. Carlisle in Tatum tonight



Good Luck to our Bear Basketball team tonight as they take on the Carlisle Indians at Tatum High School Coliseum at 6:00 p.m!

 

THS Students Compete In UIL Academic Meet  - Timpson High School students completed in a UIL academic contest in Center this past Saturday.  Blake Johnson placed fifth in science and third in social studies.  Hortencia Jiminez placed sixth in social studies. Congratulations to these students who placed and to all THS students who competed.


 

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UPDATE: National Weather Service summary of Winter Warning & Advisory areas for upcoming system


The following is a summary of the NWS Winter Weather updates on the previous Warning and Advisory areas for Texas. 

Warning areas currently are for the I 20 corridor and North.
The weather will begin somewhere around mid might to 2:00 am with sleet and freezing rain, but quickly transition to all snow. 2-4 inches of snow is anticipated on top of already slushy roads that will freeze as temperatures drop tonight.  The snow event is due to the cooling of the atmosphere from the upper to lower areas.  The main impacts are roadways, but trees and power lines will likely feel the impacts due to the wet, heavy snow.  This area is not expected to get much above freezing all day Wednesday.  The event will move out of the area by 6 pm tomorrow. Ground temps are at 40 degrees and are continuing to drop.  Any snow pack will continue the drop of the groud temps and cause even more problems in to Thursday as high temperatures will only reach the low 40s.

Advisory area is South of I 20 down to Lufkin to Huntsville to Waco and on to the West.  
This area does include Deep East Texas and the area is not expected to get much above freezing all day Wednesday. 32-34 degrees is all.. and will quickly refreeze Wednesday evening. 

Our current ground temp is 42 degrees, and that will continue to drop with the colder temps hanging around. Our winds will remain from the NNE blowing over the snow and slush covered areas from our North keeping our temps down tonight and all day Wednesday. Any frozen stuff or snow cover will further drop the ground and air temps.

The low pressure system from the New Mexico and West Texas is moving rapidly our direction.  We will see rain, freezing rain, and sleet with the rapid transition to snow. Here the NWS forecast reflects 1-2 inches of snow. If it falls over ice, it will become a much  greater issue. The impact will be trees, power lines, bridges and overpasses as this will be wet and heavy laden snow.

We should clear the skies enough on Thursday to melt the winter mix we do have on the ground with temperatures rising in to the mid 40's.

Warmer temperatures and rain are in the 7 day forecast toward the week end.....But lets get thru this winter event first.

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Senior Nutrition Site will be closed again due to weather Wednesday


Becky Emanis tells Center Broadcasting the Senior Nutrition Center on Loop 500 at Haley Avenue in Center will be closed again Wednesday, due to expected weather.

 

 

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Tenaha Tiger Daily 02/24/15; Tigers advance with road play-off win, Lady Tigers vs. Evadale in Lufkin tonight


Tiger Daily

Enrollment: 563

February 24, 2015-Lady Tigers vs Evadale in Lufkin 6:15 pm; Hudson vs
Henderson in SEC 7:00 pm

February 26 or 27, 2015-Area VBBB vs San Augustine@ Joaquin

February 27, 2015-Lady Tigers Soccer New Summerfield Round Robin Tournament
8:00 am; Robert E. Lee 12:Noon; Lady Tigers BB Hubbard or Lovelady @ Leon HS
5:00 pm

March 2, 2015-JH Track vs West Sabine

March 3, 2015-Boys Regional Q-Final

March 5, 2015-Gary Base Ball Tournament in Gary

*Tenaha ISD will continue to monitor the weather. Please stay tuned to local
media for any weather updates.

Tigers Advance with Road Playoff Win
Tigers Ice Cushing despite Icy Shooting Night


After a near hour delay due to confusion over the assignment of game
officials, the 2015 playoffs tipped off in Cushing last night for the Tenaha
Tigers.  The Tigers played well early, but were plagued by a metaphorical
“lid” on the basket as several lay-up and short shot attempts rimmed out
allowing the Bearkats to keep things close until halftime.  But, with a
29-24 halftime lead, the Tigers regrouped and managed to put together a
48-22 second half effort on their way to a 77-46 win in the Bi-District
playoffs.  On to Area now where the Tigers will play San Augustine. 

Tigers vs. San Augustine in Area Championship Details:

If the Lady Tigers win tonight-    Tenaha vs. San Augustine in Joaquin
Thursday

If the Lady Tigers lose tonight-  Tenaha vs. San Augustine in Joaquin Friday

Stay tuned to the Tiger Daily for game time as the game may or may not be
paired for a double header. 

Tiger Nation!!!!! Let’s Get the Ladies Back to Regionals!!!

No longer can the Lady Tigers play “young”.  With a roster full of youth,
Garry Davison will make the trip down to Lufkin tonight to take on
state-ranked power Evadale with a trip to the Regional Tournament on the
line.  Game time is 6:15 PM at Lufkin MS Gym (Denman Road Address).  Let’s
get maroon and get down to Lufkin to pull the Lady Tigers along to their 2nd
straight Regional Tournament berth!!!   

The Tenaha first graders celebrated the 100th day of school on February 6th.
They sent out balloons with celebration letters inside and ask the finder to
send it back when found.

To date, the farthest away a balloon has traveled is 175 miles South of
Alexandria, Louisiana in a town named Bunkie. The students were very excited
when we looked it up on the map. Kasey Phillips

When I Grow Up I Want To Be A......

Kindergarten has been learning about the different types of jobs people
have. We have also discussed why people have jobs and how they help their
community. Each child chose a career they would like when they grow up. We
had a wide variety of jobs! There are some future doctors, dentist,
teachers, veterinarian, race car drivers, and even a paleontologist.
      

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Center Lady Rider JV softball game cancelled today, Varsity to play Central Heights in Center at 5 p.m.


Center High School JV Softball game scheduled for 4:30 this afternoon has been cancelled.

 

The Varsity game has been moved up to a start time of 5:00 PM. The game will be at the CHS Softball field versus Central Heights.

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Tenaha 1st graders' 100th day of school balloon found in Louisiana


The Tenaha first graders celebrated the 100th day of school on February 6th. 

 

They sent out balloons with celebration letters inside and ask the finder to send it back when found.

 

To date, the farthest away a balloon has traveled is 175 miles South of Alexandria, Louisiana in a town named Bunkie.

 

The students were very excited when we looked it up on the map. 

 

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CHS Soccer games moved up 1 hour for today


The Center High School Soccer Games scheduled for this evening in Roughrider Stadium have been moved up one hour. The girls will begin at 4:00 PM and the boys will follow at 5:30 PM.

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Funeral Notice: William Herbert Hearnsberger


William Herbert Hearnsberger, 92, of Garrison, TX, passed away Monday, February 23, 2015, in Shreveport, LA.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, February 27, 2015, at First Baptist Church, Garrison, with Bro. Jeremy Pruitt and Bro. Tracy Herbert Hearnsberger officiating.  Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Garrison.

 

Born October 6, 1922, in Chambersville, Arkansas, William Herbert Hearnsberger was the son of the late George Walter and Elizabeth (Briley) Hearnsberger.  He was the ninth of ten children.    His family moved from Arkansas to Texas, and Herbert graduated from Garrison High School in 1941.

 

After serving as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Herbert returned to Garrison to work with his brother Walter at H & H Hardware and Building Supply.  He also was a building superintendent for many housing developments in the Houston area.  At the age of 79, Herbert finally retired as owner of Trinity Lumber Company.

 

Survivors include sons, Kenneth Wayne Hearnsberger of Maple Falls, WA, and Tracy Herbert Hearnsberger and wife Rhonda of Pflugerville, TX; daughters Susan Marie Miller and husband Orval of Timpson, TX, and Nancy Carol Windham of Nacogdoches, TX; brother Billy Frank Hearnsberger and wife Thelma of Splendora, TX; grandchildren David Wayne Hearnsberger and wife Christiana, Mark Daniel Miller and wife Beatrice, Dusti Leah Standridge and husband Scott, Wendy Carol Polk and husband Aaron, John David Windham and wife Tanya, Lacy Elizabeth Bartlett and husband Aaron, and Kaley Hearnsberger; 11 great grandchildren; and many loving nieces, nephews and other relatives.

 

In addition to his parents, Herbert was preceded in death by brothers, Clarence, George, Walter, and Hosea; sisters Mabel Jones, Lois Gray, Willa Rean Stratton, and Mary Kate Woods; and grandchildren William Dwayne Hearnsberger and Jamie Carol Windham.

 

Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, Garrison, designated for mission funds.

 

To convey condolences online, please visit www.taylorfh.net.  Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements. 

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Coming Up This Week at Center ISD 02/23/15--02/27/15


Coming up this week at Center ISD
 
Monday, February 23, 2015
 
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
CIS College Day
FLM Family Book Checkout—3 PM-6PM
Boys and Girls Golf at Diboll
CHS Varsity Girls Soccer at Home vs. Hudson—5:00 PM
CHS Varsity Boys Soccer at Home vs. Hudson—6:30 PM
CHS JV and Varsity Softball at Home vs. Central Heights—4:30PM/6:15 PM
CHS Boys Basketball Playoff Game vs. Jasper at Rusk—6:00 PM
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
NED “Never Give Up” Program at CES—1 PM
CMS Dance Tryout Stretch and Kick Clinic in the CMS Gym—4-5:30 PM
 
Thursday, February 26, 2015
FLM College Day
CHS JV Tennis at Nacogdoches Tournament
CHS Varsity Baseball at Palestine Tournament
CHS JV Baseball at Central Heights JV Tournament
CHS Varsity Softball at Cushing/Central Heights Tournament
 
Friday, February 27, 2015
End of 4th Six Weeks
CIS Spring Picture Day
CHS Varsity Tennis at Nacogdoches Tournament
CHS Varsity Boys Soccer at Home vs. Diboll—5:00 PM
CHS Varsity Girls Soccer at Home vs. Diboll—6:30 PM
CHS Varsity Baseball at Palestine Tournament
CHS JV Baseball at Central Heights JV Tournament
CHS Varsity Softball at Cushing/Central Heights Tournament
 
Saturday, February 28, 2015
CHS Varsity Baseball at Palestine Tournament
CHS JV Baseball at Central Heights JV Tournament
CHS Varsity Softball at Cushing/Central Heights Tournament
Girls Regional Powerlifting Meet in Paris, TX.
UIL Academic Invitational in Paradise, TX.

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Center Livestock Auction cancelled for Wednesday


Due to the incliment weather, the regular high noon sale at Center Livestock Auction has been cancelled for this week, Feb. 25. The auction will return next Wednesday, March 4.

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Nacogdoches woman among fatalities in Polk County early Tuesday


The identities of the two occupants involved in the Polk County Crash have been identified. The driver has been identified as Susie Anna Granger (45) from Lufkin, TX. The passenger was identified as Shuna Latrice Carter (41) from Nacogdoches, TX.
 
The crash is still under investigation and no additional information is available at this time.
 
Original Report:
 
On 2/24/15 at 5:39 AM, Polk County DPS troopers responded to the scene of a two vehicle crash on the southbound side of US 59 approximately one mile north of Livingston.
 
With the information available at this time initial reports indicate that the driver of a 1989 Peterbilt towing a 1988 Nabors pole trailer transporting logs was disabled in the outside southbound lane of US 59.
 
The driver reportedly exited the vehicle in an attempt to warn oncoming traffic of the disabled vehicle.
 
A 2012 Dodge Caravan was also southbound on US 59 and struck the back of the log trucks towed unit.
 
The two occupants that were traveling in the Dodge Caravan were pronounced deceased at the scene by Polk County Justice of the Peace Larry Whitworth.
 
The identities of the deceased are not being released at this time pending notification of their next of kin.
 
Both southbound lanes are currently closed at this time and TxDOT officials are on the scene assisting with traffic control. No further information is available at this time.

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Center Middle School Beta Club qualifies several students for national competition


Center Middle School Junior Beta Club attended the annual Texas State
Convention held in Grapevine, Texas on February 16-17, 2015 at The Texas
Gaylord.

Beta Members have been preparing for competition in several events at the
state level.  Their diligence and hard work resulted in several students
earning the privilege to compete at national level this summer.

Competitions resulted in the following:

First Place – Spotlight Your Club - Mallory Fausett, Taylor Burch, Olivia
Johnson, Kalei LaRock, and (not pictured) Annah Kate Morris

Second Place – Oil/Acrylics - Kamryn Holt

Second Place – Essay - Kamryn Holt

First Place – Handmade Jewelry - Keelan Williams

First Place – Wreath-Benjamin Galindo

Second Place – Living Literature  -Tyler Herndon, Cheyenne Byrnes, Makayla
Mayo, Dalton Snider, Katelyn Bolton, Keaton Watlington, Josh Clinton,
Dayton Bush, Caroline Scull, Bryanna Sample, Keelan Williams, Blane Agnew,
Grant Hockenberry, Colton Crawford (not pictured).

National competition will be held June 25-29, 2015 at Gaylord Opryland
Hotel, Nashville, TN.

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REVISED weather forecast calls for more frozen precipitation


A Winter Weather Advisory from midnight until 6 p.m. Wednesday...
 
Today: Cloudy, with a high near 38. North wind around 5 mph.
 
Tonight: A 60 percent chance of rain, freezing rain, and sleet after midnight, with a low around 32. New ice and sleet accumulation of a quarter to half inch possible.
 
Wednesday: An 80 percent chance of rain, freezing rain, and sleet likely before noon, then a chance rain. High near 36. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch possible.
 
Wednesday Night: A 50 percent chance of rain and snow during the evening, with a low around 31.
 
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Light northeast wind becoming north 10 to 15 mph in the morning.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 43.

Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 55.

Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.

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

Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66.
 

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Weather update @ 8:30 a.m.


Even though the low last night was 26.9 degrees, it was well after the misty rain stopped.  Our roads seem to be fairly dry this morning.  Just a little extra caution should be used as that might not apply to every location.  We are expecting a high of 43 degrees today.  Currently we are at 27.2 degrees with calm winds and overcast skies.

A second disturbance is anticipated to move into our area by 9:00 pm this evening and bring us rain during the day Wednesday. Tonight's low will be close to the freezing mark once again. Due to the cold temps, we will likely see some additional winter mix in the early morning hours tomorrow.  San Augustine is included in the 4:30 am advisory area until 6:00 pm Wednesday evening. Tomorrow's high will again be close to our todays high of 43 degrees.

We were lucky as many areas to our North are dealing with the coldest high temps since 1996 and as much as one inch of ice. Travel to those areas should be made with caution

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San Augustine Chamber reschedules Fitness Challenge kick-off until March 3


Due to Monday's  "winter" weather conditions, we hare rescheduled the Kick-off
Meeting for our 1st Annual Fitness Challenge to next Tuesday, March 3rd at
5:30 pm-The Body Shop.


Registration Period has been extended until this Friday, so you still have
time to register!.... Join us as we take steps towards a healthier
lifestyle. 

 

Contact us if you have any questions...936-275-3610.

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Riders vs. Jasper in bi-district playoff game in Rusk tonight


The Center Roughrider Varsity Boys Basketball team will be playing their first round playoff game tonight, Tuesday, February 24th, against the Jasper Bulldogs.

 

The game will be at Rusk High School, beginning at 6 PM.


Tickets will be available at the gate. Cost will be $5 for adults and $3 for students.

 

Center will be the visiting team.

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CHS observing National FFA Week with "Kiss the Pig" contest


Center High School FFA and its sponsors are celebrating National FFA Week, February 23-27.

 

In honor of this special week, the FFA Officers have planned a "Kiss the Pig" contest to raise funds for the Shelby County Outreach Ministries.

 

FFA sponsor, Brittany Hall explains, "Each nominated staff member will have a jar during lunch with their picture on it.  Each day some of our FFA members will walk around during lunch and have kids put money into the jar of the person they want to see "kiss a pig"!  At the end
of the week the jar with the most money wins...well if you call kissing a pig winning.

 

We are planning to invite everyone to the Ag shop after school on Monday March 2nd.  We will have the winner kiss the pig." This is a great opportunity for kids to have a little fun, while participating in an important service project that benefits their community.

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CHS class dues drive going on this week


Center High School is having its regular dues drive this week, Feb. 23-Feb.27. Students can pay their class dues at the table set up in the cafeteria at all lunches. Any students planning to attend prom, Senior Trip, and other special spring events must have paid their dues in full.

 

Amounts are as follows:


Freshmen-$10
Sophomore-$20
Junior-$30
Senior-$50

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Lady Rider Power Lifters qualify for regional meet


The Center Lady Rider Powerlifting team has had two of its members to
qualify for the Regional Meet.

 

Seniors, Rachel Andrews and Rylee Hudspeth will both be traveling to Wills Point on February 28th for the Regional Powerlifting Meet to try for a chance at State.

 

Congratulations to both of these young ladies and their coaches!

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TxDOT Roadway Update


LUFKIN  – TxDOT crews have monitored road conditions through the night in the nine-county Lufkin District and have treated some icing on bridges, overpasses and roadways.

Motorists are urged to drive with caution and check road conditions at drivetexas.org before heading out this morning.

TxDOT officials in Sabine, Shelby, San Augustine and Nacogdoches counties began treating roadways early last night where patchy ice began forming after a freezing drizzle fell late in the afternoon. Temperatures hover near the freezing mark this morning and are expected to warm into the 40s later today.

The Lufkin area dodged the bullet for accumulating ice overnight but TxDOT crews were out and did treat some overpasses and bridges as a precautionary measure.

Motorists who must drive early this morning are advised to use caution since frozen roadways can always be hazardous. Some areas were treated with rock and/or salt to make the roads safer for early morning commutes.

Crews will continue to monitor roads throughout the morning. Motorists should be prepared to slow down if they encounter work crews on the roadways. 

Road conditions and traffic updates available on Facebook.com/txdot or Twitter.com/TxDOTLufkin.  

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Cloudy & 42 today, rain returns tonight, sunny & cool Thursday & Friday


...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM CST WEDNESDAY...
 
Today: Cloudy, with a high near 42. North wind around 5 mph.
 
Tonight: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
 
Wednesday: Rain. High near 44. North wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
 
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
 
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 49. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.
 
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 47.
 
Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.
 
Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 55.
 
Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
 
Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.
 
Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.
 
Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66.
 
 

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Funeral Notices 02/24/15


Obits:

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces pending service for 23-year old Daurin Andrez Chel Sanchez of Center. He passed away Saturday at Center Emergency Department as a result of a car accident. Among Daurin Andrez Chel Sanchez’s survivor is his father, Fedrico Chel Wicab of Mexico; mother, Carmita Sanchez Ambros of Mexico; and brothers, Miguel Chel Sanchez and Carlos Chel Sanchez, both of Center.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home of San Augustine announces service for 79-year old Preston Milton Scott of San Augustine. Service will be at 10 a.m. this moring at Rosevine United Pentecostal Church in Sabine County, with burial at Rosevine Cemetery.

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Local Sports Round up 02/24/15


In sports,
 
The Tenaha Tigers defeat Cushing, 77-46 in last night's bi-district basketball game to advance to the area round against the San Augustine Wolves. That game will be played in Joaquin either Thursday or Friday, depending on how the Tenaha Lady Tigers regional quarterfinal game goes tonight with Evadale at 6:15 p.m. tonight at Lufkin Middle School.
 
The Shelbyville Lady Dragons take on Cushing at 7 p.m. tonight in a regional quarterfinal game in Hudson.
 
The Center Roughriders will enter the state playoffs this evening as they play Jasper at 6 p.m. in Rusk in a Class 4A bi-district game. 
 
The Timpson Bears will play Carlisle in a 2A first-round playoff game at 6 p.m. tonight at Tatum ISD.  
 
Also tonight, the Broaddus Bulldogs play Evadale at 6 p.m. tonight in Woodville in first-round playoff action. 
 
Tenaha ISD will be hosting a Class 4A bi-district game at 7 p.m. tonight as Hudson plays Henderson.
 

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Weather Delays & Cancellations for Tuesday as of 5 a.m.


Weather Delays & Cancellations:

 

Tuesday…..

 

Shelby County Courthouse will open at 10 a.m.

 

Center ISD staff at 10 a.m., and students report at 10:15 a.m.

 

San Augustine ISD will start at 10 a.m.

 

Center Learning Center will start at 9 a.m.

 

Shelbyville ISD will start 2 hours late. Faculty and Staff report two hours late. Administration and other essential personnel report at regular time-weather permitting.

 

Tenaha ISD buses will run at 9 a.m., staff report at 9:30 a.m. and classes start at 10 a.m.

 

Timpson ISD will start at 10 a.m.

 

Joaquin ISD at 10:00 a.m. Buses will run approximately 2 hours later than normal. Staff reports at 9:30 a.m.

Excelsior ISD will start time at 9:50am. Buses will run 2 hours later than normal.

 

Martinsville at 10 a.m.

 

Garrison ISD at 10:15 a.m.

 

Nacogdoches ISD delayed 2 hours

 

Center Christian Academy, staff reports at 9:30 am and students by 10:00 am.

 

Tri-County Headstart will open at 10:15 a.m.

 

Panola College, offices open at 10:30 with classes resuming at 10:50 for all campuses.

 

Desoto Parish schools will be closed Tuesday
 

The Timpson First United Methodist Church has cancelled its Senior Lunch until March 31.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UPDATE: Area Closures, Cancellations & Delays @ 4:45 p.m. Monday


Weather Closures, Cancellations & Delays:

 

Monday…

 

Center City Council meeting cancelled.

 

The Tenaha basketball playoff game at 6 pm. in Cushing is still on.

 

Center ISD Senior Celebration has been postponed till Monday, March 16, 2015 @ 6:30pm.

 

Panola College Campuses (Center, Carthage & Marshall) are closed, no classes this evening.

 

The Center/Shelbyville 4-H meeting has been cancelled.

 

Tuesday…..

 

Shelby County Courthouse will open at 10 a.m.

 

Center ISD staff at 10 a.m., and students report at 10:15 a.m.

 

San Augustine ISD will start at 10 a.m.

 

Center Learning Center will start at 9 a.m.

 

Shelbyville ISD will start 2 hours late. Faculty and Staff report two hours late. Administration and other essential personnel report at regular time-weather permitting.

 

Tenaha ISD buses will run at 9 a.m., staff report at 9:30 a.m. and classes start at 10 a.m.

 

Timpson ISD will start at 10 a.m.

 

Joaquin ISD at 10:00 a.m. Buses will run approximately 2 hours later than normal. Staff reports at 9:30 a.m.

 

Excelsior ISD will start time at 9:50am. Buses will run 2 hours later than normal.

 

Martinsville at 10 a.m.

 

Garrison ISD at 10:15 a.m.

 

Nacogdoches ISD delayed 2 hours

 

Center Christian Academy, staff reports at 9:30 am and students by 10:00 am.

 

Tri-County Headstart will open at 10:15 a.m.

 

Panola College, offices open at 10:30 with classes resuming at 10:50 for all campuses.

 

Desoto Parish schools will be closed Tuesday
 

The Timpson First United Methodist Church has cancelled its Senior Lunch until March 31.

 

 

 

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Pending Funeral Notice: Daurin Andrez Chel Sanchez


 

Daurin Andrez Chel Sanchez, 23, of Center passed away Saturday, February 23, 2015 at Center Emergency Department as a result of car accident.

 

Services are pending at Mangum Funeral Home.

 

Among his survivors include:


Father:
Federico Chel Wicab of Mexico

Mother:
Carmita Sanchez Ambros of Mexico

Brothers:
Miguel Chel Sanchez of Center

Carlos Chel Sanchez of Center

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Panola College classes to resume for all classes at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday


Panola College Offices open tomorrow, Tuesday, at 10:30 with classes resuming at 10:50 for all campuses.

 

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UPDATE: Tenaha Tiger basketball playoff game still on @ Cushing tonight, officials suggest using more-traveled route


After making the drive to the Nacogdoches area, Tenaha officials have agreed to keep the scheduled Bi-District playoff at Cushing tonight at 6:00 PM. The winter weather system has seemingly been less severe to the south and road ways and bridges appear clear at this time. Tiger fans please use extreme caution in traveling to Cushing.

 

Tenaha ISD would also suggest that fans take the route of 59, to 259, to 204... Safety would suggest this is better than the route to Mount Enterprise and FM 225. Again, take the Nacogdoches route to Cushing to avoid smaller roads and lighter traffic on roads

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Winter Weather Update


As of 2:00 pm the precipitation is showing more movement to the Northeast. The forecast has changed with little or no moisture expected beginning around 4:00 pm today.  The chances do remain at a 20% chance through the evening hours.Temperatures are expected to fall into the 20's. and with the 'High" pressure flow bringing our winds in a clockwise fashion around it at 10-12 mph Eastward direction.

Tuesday.....the temperatures will begin to get to the 31-32 degree mark by sunrise...8:00 AM and reach a forecast high of 47 degrees with a low of 37 degrees.

Wednesday morning....  a quick front with mostly rain for our immediate area will begin sometime around 3:00 am . 47/32

Thursday... we should see some peeks of sun, no rain, and temperatures in the mid 50's with a low in the low 30's with the clear skies.

Friday...Lots of sunshine, lots more of those cold of NNE winds at 10 mph and a rather cool 50 degrees...and late evening will see a start of another rainy several days

Saturday thru Tuesday...60s and 40's at night with rain estimates of 1/4 inch each day.

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Center City Council meeting cancelled this afternoon


The City of Center is cancelling today's city council meeting due to weather.
All agenda items will be placed on next month's meeting.

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Joaquin ISD to have regular release today, delayed start at 10 a.m. Tuesday


Joaquin ISD will dismiss at our regular time today.

Delayed school start time for Tuesday, February 24, 2015 will be 10:00 a.m.

Buses will run approximately 2 hours later than normal. Classes will begin
at 10:00 a.m. with staff reporting at 9:30 a.m.

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TxDOT planning exciting new changes to San Augustine


LUFKIN – TxDOT is about to begin an exciting project in San Augustine that will change the way motorists maneuver through the historic town.

 

Engineers, contractors and other professionals gathered last week at the Nacogdoches TxDOT offices to discuss pre-construction plans for the reconfiguration of the circle intersection at U.S. 96 and State Highway 21.

 

The project will redesign the intersection with traffic lights and create a safer area. The total project cost is estimated at more than $3.9 million and is expected to be completed by late summer, weather permitting.

 

“The Lufkin District is excited to kick-off this construction project as TxDOT has been working with the city and county to make these intersection improvements for several years,” said Cheryl Flood, Lufkin district engineer. “Replacing this obsolete traffic circle with a traditional signalized intersection will reduce crashes caused by unfamiliarity with this traffic movement and uncertainty as to who has the right of way. Once the signalized intersection is completed, safety will improve as will mobility particularly during hurricane evacuations. I urge drivers to be cautious while construction is being performed and if possible take an alternate route.”

 

Construction is scheduled to begin in early March. Motorists should be prepared to encounter rumble strips, barricades, safety cones and barrels and be prepared to slow down or stop as traffic could be diverted through the work zone. Traffic control will be administered by the San Augustine Police Department and traffic fines double when workers are present.

 

A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. March 10 at the San Augustine County courthouse to celebrate the beginning of the project.

For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395.

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Pending Funeral Notice: William Herbert Hearnsberger


Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson announces pending service for 92-year old William Herbert Hearnsberger of Garrison.

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UPDATE: Weather Cancellations, Closures & Early Releases as of 1 p.m. Monday; Shelby County Courthouse closing at 2 p.m.


Weather Closures, Cancellations & Early Releases:
 
Monday…
 
CISD will dismiss at 2 p.m. today. 
 
San Augustine ISD to release at 12 noon.
 
Timpson ISD will release at 12:30 p.m.
 
Tenaha ISD will release at 12:45 p.m.
 
Excelsior ISD will dismiss at 1:00 p.m.
 
Center Christian Academy will dismiss at 1:30.
 
Shelby County Courthouse will close at 2 p.m.
 
The Tenaha basketball playoff game at 6 pm. tonight in Cushing is still on until further notice.
 
Shelbyville ISD will early release today at 1:00 pm due to weather precautions.
 
Shelbyville Softball and Baseball games have been cancelled for today.
 
Shelbyville track meet & Little Dribblers & Band Boosters meeting all cancelled
 
Center ISD Senior Celebration will be postponed till Monday, March 16, 2015 @ 6:30pm.
 
All Panola College Campuses (Center, Carthage & Marshall) are closed, no classes today and evening.
 
Center vs. Central Heights baseball game rescheduled to March 3.
 
The Center/Shelbyville 4-H meeting that was scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. It will be re-scheduled for a later date.
 
Tuesday…..
 
Center ISD students report at 10:15 a.m. and staff at 10 a.m.
 
San Augustine ISD will start 2 hours late.
 
Shelbyville ISD will start 2 hours late. Faculty and Staff report two hours late. Administration and other essential personnel report at regular time-weather permitting.
 
Tenaha ISD will delay start of classes. Buses will run at 9 a.m., staff report at 9:30 a.m. and classes start at 10 a.m.
 
Excelsior ISD will start time at 9:50am. Buses will run 2 hours later than normal.
 
Center Christian Academy ask that staff reports at 9:30 am and Students by 10:00 am.
 
Shelby County Courthouse will open at 10 a.m.
 
The Timpson First United Methodist Church has cancelled its Senior Lunch until March 31.
 
 
 

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Chireno man parishes in single-vehicle crash in San Augustine County Saturday


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UPDATE: Weather Cancellations, Closures & Early Releases Monday & Tuesday as of 12 noon Monday


Weather Closures, Cancellations & Early Releases:
 
Monday…
 
CISD will dismiss at 2 p.m. today. 
 
San Augustine ISD to release at 12 noon.
 
Timpson ISD will release at 12:30 p.m.
 
Tenaha ISD will release at 12:45 p.m.
 
The Tenaha basketball playoff game at 6 pm. tonight in Cushing is still on until further notice.
 
Shelbyville ISD will early release today at 1:00 pm due to weather precautions.
 
Shelbyville Softball and Baseball games have been cancelled for today.
 
Shelbyville track meet & Little Dribblers & Band Boosters meeting all cancelled
 
Center ISD Senior Celebration will be postponed till Monday, March 16, 2015 @ 6:30pm.
 
All Panola College Campuses (Center, Carthage & Marshall) are closed, no classes today and evening.
 
Center vs. Central Heights baseball game rescheduled to March 3.
 
The Center/Shelbyville 4-H meeting that was scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. It will be re-scheduled for a later date.
 
Tuesday…..
 
Center ISD students report at 10:15 a.m. and staff at 10 a.m.
 
Shelbyville ISD will start 2 hours late. Faculty and Staff report two hours late. Administration and other essential personnel report at regular time-weather permitting.
 
Tenaha ISD will delay start of classes. Buses will run at 9 a.m., staff report at 9:30 a.m. and classes start at 10 a.m.
 
The Timpson First United Methodist Church has cancelled its Senior Lunch until March 31.
 
 
 

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Center ISD to release at 2 p.m. today, students report at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday


From Dr. Hockenberry - due to the deteriorating weather conditions, CISD

will dismiss at 2:00 p.m. today and  will have a late start on Tuesday,
February 24th.  Students report at 10:15 and staff at 10:00 on Tuesday.

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Timpson Bear Update 02/23/15, Early release at 12:30 p.m.


EARLY RELEASE TODAY due to weather at 12:30

Weekly Calendar of Events –

Mon.  Feb. 23 – Elementary Book Fair Week

Tues. Feb. 24 – Varsity Bears Basketball Play-off game against Carlisle in Tatum @ 6:00
------------  Admission price Students-$3.00 and Adults-$4.00
-------------Twirler Tryouts

Wed. Feb. 25 -  Staff payday
------------  Elementary benchmark testing

Thurs. Feb. 26 – Elementary benchmark testing

Fri. Feb. 27 –  End of fourth six weeks
----------- Elementary benchmark testing
----------- Longview softball tournament at Lear Park

2015-2016 Timpson Middle School Cheerleaders

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Timpson Middle School cheerleaders. They are:
Ashlynn Lindgren, Kaleigh Timmons, Ke'Unnia Perkins, Tahlia Wallace, Alex Oliver, Brittany Hutto, Da'Mya Collins, Claire Johnson, Harlie Ware, Madison Fleming, Emma Ramsey, Layci Sample, Celeste Bush, and Kealey Horner.

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Tenaha Tiger Alert!!!


Weather Alert!

Tenaha ISD will dismiss at 12:45 today.

Tuesday we will be on a delayed start: Buses will run at 9:00 am

Staff report at 9:30 am

Classes will start at 10:00 am

Stay tuned to your local media for additional updates.

]VB vs Cushing game is still 6:00 pm until further notice.

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Tenaha Tiger Daily 02/23/15; Tenaha ISD monitoring weather, Tigers look to put Cushing on ice in bi-district game tonight


Tiger Daily

February 23, 2015-Bi- District VB vs Cushing There at 6:00 pm; Tickets $5/$3

February 24, 2015-Lady Tigers vs Evadale in Lufkin 6:15 pm; Hudson vs
Henderson in SEC 7:00 pm

February 27, 2015-Lady Tigers Soccer New Summerfield Round Robin Tournament
8:00 am; Robert E. Lee 12:Noon; Lady Tigers BB Hubbard or Lovelady @ Leon HS
5:00 pm

March 2, 2015-JH Track vs West Sabine

March 3, 2015-Boys Regional Q-Final

March 5, 2015-Gary Base Ball Tournament in Gary

Tenaha ISD is currently monitoring the weather. Please stay tuned to local
media for any weather updates.

Playoff Time-  On the Road!!!!

Tigers Look to Put Cushing on Ice

Tonight at 6 PM, barring, too much bad weather, the Tenaha Tigers will open
up the 2015 State Playoffs with a Bi-District match-up vs. the Cushing
Bearkats in Cushing.  When the two teams met to set up the match-up, both
schools agreed that the new facility in Cushing and the Tenaha S.E.C. were
the two best locations in East Texas for a playoff game, so…. Why not flip
for home and home?  The coin came up in favor of the Bearkats and therefore,
the Tigers will have to face a hostile road environment tonight in order to
earn a trip to the Area Finals where San Augustine awaits.  Be careful in
the weather, but let’s see if the Tiger Nation can “ice” the Bearkat
enthusiasm and home crowd.  


Lady Tigers face Evadale with Regional Tourney Trip at Stake

Tuesday in Lufkin at 6:15 PM, the Tenaha Lady Tigers face a tough challenge
in the form of the District 24-2A Champion Evadale Lady Rebels.  The winner
will advance to Leon High School for the Regional Semi-Finals against either
Hubbard or Lovelady at 5:00 PM on Friday.  The District 22-2A Champion Lady
Tigers (now 24-9) advanced to the Regional Quarterfinals for the 2nd
straight year by defeating Colmesneil 43-35 Last Thursday.    

Soccer

The Lady Tiger soccer team faced Chapel Hill Friday and finished the game
with a win and score of 2-0.  Freshman, Sidney Cheshire, broke through the
defense with an assist from Ana Segovia and scored a goal early in the
second half.  Lady Tiger defense held the score and senior goal keeper,
Marissa Cooper, recorded her third shut out.  With one minute left in the
2nd half, Senior, Cheyenne Koller, was awarded a penalty kick and scored a
perfect goal, winning the game with the score of 2-0.  The Lady Tigers will
finish the season with a small school tournament hosted by New Summerfield.
The first game is against New Summerfield, Friday morning at 8:00 am,
followed by a 12:00 game vs.  Robert E. Lee JV at Jacksonville College.  The
final game of the season will be Saturday at 1:00 vs the Crockett Lady
Bulldogs at Jacksonville College.  

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Weather Related Closures, Cancellations & Delay Starts as of 10:10 a.m. Monday


Weather Closures, Cancellations & Early Releases:
 
Monday…
 
San Augustine ISD to release at 12 noon.
 
Shelbyville ISD will early release today at 1:00 pm.
 
Shelbyville Softball and Baseball games have been cancelled for today.
 
Shelbyville track meet & Little Dribblers & Band Boosters meeting all cancelled
 
Center ISD Senior Celebration will be postponed till Monday, March 16, 2015 @ 6:30pm.
 
All Panola College Campuses (Center, Carthage & Marshall) are closed, no classes today and evening.
 
Center vs. Central Heights baseball game rescheduled to March 3.
 
Tuesday…..
 
The Timpson First United Methodist Church has cancelled its Senior Lunch until March 31.
 
Shelbyville ISD will start 2 hours late. Faculty and Staff report two hours late. Administration and other essential personnel report at regular time-weather permitting
 

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Early Release and Late Start for Shelbyville ISD


School will early release today at 1:00 pm due to weather precautions. School will start 2 hours late on Tuesday. Faculty and Staff report two hours late. Administration and other essential personnel report at regular time-weather permitting.

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UPDATE: Weather Cancellations, Closures & Early Releases 8:45 a.m. Monday; San Augustine ISD to release classes at noon today


Weather Closures, Cancellations & Early Releases:
 
Monday…
 
San Augustine ISD to release at 12 noon.
No School for DeSoto or Sabine Parish schools
All Panola College Campuses (Center, Carthage & Marshall) are closed, no classes today and evening.
Center vs. Central Heights baseball game rescheduled to March 3.
 
Tuesday…..
 
The Timpson First United Methodist Church has cancelled its Senior Lunch until March 31.
 

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One fatality accident in Shelby County takes life of Tenaha man Saturday evening


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Desert Storm observance set for Friday in Center


The Gulf War codenamed Operation Desert Storm began on January 17, 1991 when
coalition forces from 34 nations led by the United States began aerial bombardment of Iraq.  This was in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.  A week later on February 24th, a ground assault began the liberation of Kuwait and advancement into Iraqi territory.  When the war
ended on February 28th, 1991, 148 Americans had died in battle.  There were another 145 nonbattle deaths and 467 wounded.
  
Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Ladies Auxiliary will remember the service and sacrifice of those Americans who participated in "Desert Storm" with a memorial wreath laying at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse in Center, Texas on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.  All Desert Storm veterans are
invited as our guest(s) of honor.  As always the public is cordially invited. 

 

More information contact post quartermaster Larry Hume, 598-2976.

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Weather cancellations and closures as of 7 a.m. Monday


Weather Closures & Cancellations:
 
Monday…
 
No School for DeSoto or Sabine Parish schools
All Panola College Campuses (Center, Carthage & Marshall) are closed, no classes today and evening.
Center vs. Central Heights baseball game rescheduled to March 3.
 
Tuesday…..
 
The Timpson First United Methodist Church has cancelled its Senior Lunch until March 31.
 

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Center Baseball game with Central Heights postponed today, rescheduled to March 3


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UPDATE: Weather Cancellations & Closures as of 6 a.m. Monday


Weather Closures & Cancellations:

 

Monday…

 

No School for DeSoto or Sabine Parish schools

All Panola College Campuses are closed, no classes today and evening.

 

Tuesday…..

 

The Timpson First United Methodist Church has cancelled its Senior Lunch until March 31.

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NWS winter weather update


Winter Weather Warning has been issued and is in effect until 9 PM CST this evening...

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Winter Weather Advisory forfreezing rain... mixing with sleet. This advisory is in effect until 9:00PMthis evening.

There is a mixture of freezing rain and sleet expected over the region today into early this evening. Freezing rain and sleet accumulations are expected to be mainly less than one quarter of an inch through early this evening. This is expected to have an impact on driving conditions and with this much accumulation there could be some power outages with anything over 1/10th on power lines.

Precipitation is already beginning to rapidly develop across Central and North Central Texas early this morning. It is forecast that the precipitation will move into our Deep East Texas area by early to mid morning.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 02/20/15--02/23/15


Arrest Report

 

02/20/15—02/23/15

 

Shelby County:

 

Angela Marie Moore, 25, Tenaha, Warrant-Criminally Negligent Homicide

 

Jessie Gene Jackson, 52, San Augustine, Driving While License Invalid & No Insurance

 

Daryl McSwain, 46, Center, Failure to Comply with Requirement on Striking Unattended Vehicle & Resisting Arrest

 

Aubrey Sutter, 22, Garrison, Possession of Marijuana

 

Wesley Stovall, 26, Timpson, Smith County Warrant-Violation of Probation, Original Charge: Forgery

 

Allen Henderson, 32, San Augustine, Public Intoxication

 

San Augustine County:

 

James Bird, 29, Bronson, Assault-Family Violence

 

Joshua G. Williams, 34, Bronson, Burglary of a Building

 

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

 

 

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Local Sports Round up 02/23/15; Complete area high school basketball coverage


In Sports,

 

High School Basketball:

 

Girls’ Playoffs:

 

Class 2A:

 

The Shelbyville Lady Dragons notched a 36-31 area championship win over the Broaddus Lady Bulldogs in Hemphill Friday night to advance to the region quarterfinal round to take on Cushing at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Hudson. Cushing beat Dallardsville Big Sandy, 43-40. The Shelbyville-Cushing winner has the Cayuga-LaPoynor winner in the region semi-finals later this week.

 

The Tenaha Lady Tigers will play Evadale at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Lufkin Middle School Gym in a regional quarterfinal contest. Evadale beat Carlisle, 66-37 in area to advance. The winner of Tenaha-Evadale has the winner of Lovelady-Hubbard in the region semi-finals.

 

Class 3A:

 

The Garrison Lady Bulldogs saw their season end Friday night, as Anahuac takes a 51-43 win in the area round at Woodville. Anahuac advances to the region semi-finals where they will play Central Heights, a 54-24 winner over Buna. Central Heights vs. Anauhac, 7 p.m. tonight, Livingston.

 

Woden girls lose to East Chambers, 38-35 in area play.

 

Class A:

 

The Chireno Lady Owls beat Abbott, 59-31, and advance to the region quarterfinals where they will play Coolidge at 7 p.m. Tuesday at U-T Tyler Patriot Center.

 

Boys' Basketball:

 

The Center Roughriders win the Dist. 19-4A playoff seeding “play-in” tie-breaker against Tatum, 54-49, in Gary Friday night, and will be the #1 seed in post-season. The Riders will play a bi-district game against Jasper at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Rusk. Tatum will play Huntington.

 

The Shelbyville Dragons have a first-round bye by virtue of winning district, and they’ll play the winner of the West Sabine-Evadale bi-district game to see who they’ll play in area later this week.

 

The Tenaha Tigers will take on Cushing in a Class 2A bi-district game at 6 p.m. tonight, Monday in Cushing. Tickets are $5/$3. The winner will meet Dist. 23-2A Champ San Augustine in the area round. Tenaha took a 75-58 win over Quinlan Boles in Arp Friday in a playoff warm-up game.

 

The Timpson Bears will play Carlisle in a 2A first-round playoff game at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Tatum ISD.  Ticket Prices: Adults $4 Students $3. The winner will take on Dallardsville Big Sandy in area.

 

Also in a 3A bi-district games, Central Heights vs. Trinity, 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Lufkin Middle School; and Woden vs. Crockett, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Angelina College, Lufkin.

 

In Class A bi-district, Chireno vs. Coolidge

 

Power Lifting:

 

The Shelbyville Lady Dragon Powerlifting Team finished in First Place as a team at the Center Powerlifting Meet last Thursday. 1st place finishers were Kaitlin Campbell, Cleosha Jeter, Hannah Hall, Savannah Talbert, Kamaryn Smith, Harlie Hagler, and Katie Casey. Harlie Hagler earned ''Best Lifter'' Award on the heavy weight platform.

 

The Shelbyville Dragons Power Lifting team placed third as a team at the Center Meet. First place went to Kal Metcalf in the 242 lb. division. He also was named Best Lifter Heavy Platform. Octavian Burrell was first in 198.

 

Soccer:

 

The Center Riders and Lady Riders will return to action at home against Hudson tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 24.

 

Baseball: (Weather Permitting)

 

The Center Roughrider Baseball teams are scheduled to open the season today at home against perennial Class 3A power, Central Heights. Game time is 4:30 p.m. with JV followed by Varsity.

 

The Riders will play in the Palestine Tournament Thursday through Saturday. On Thursday the Riders play at 1230 and 530 at Elkhart, and on Friday at 4 p.m. in Elkhart and 7 p.m. in Palestine

 

The Rider JV will be at the Central Heights Tournament, playing at 12:15 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.

 

The Center Roughrider Baseball program's benefit Hit-a-Thon was postponed and rescheduled for Saturday, March 21. For more contact Rider Head Coach David Sheppherd at Center High School.

 

The Shelbyville Dragons will open up at state champion Douglass beginning with JV at 5 p.m. and Varsity at 7 p.m. today, weather permitting.

 

Also, weather permitting; the Joaquin Rams go to Waskom for their season opener today at 6 p.m.

 

Softball:

 

The Center Lady Riders are home to play Central Heights Tuesday with action starting with JV at 4:30 p.m.

 

The Shelbyville Lady Dragons go to the Joaquin Lady Rams Tuesday at 4 p.m.

The Garrison Lady Bulldogs are home against East Texas Christian Academy at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

 

College Hoops:

 

The SFA Lady Jacks and Lumberjacks both take Southland Conference wins over Nicholls State Saturday. The Lumberjacks, 86-71, and LadyJacks, 68-59.  SFA men will host Lamar at 7 p.m. tonight. The ladies take on Incarnate Word at 7 p.m. Thursday in Nacogdoches.

 

 

The 8th annual Logansport Chamber of Commerce Sand Bass Tournament on the Sabine River in Logansport is scheduled for March 14. First prize is $5,000; second $2,000; and third is $1,500. The prize for “Big Bass” is a pool, dependent on the number of registered teams. Entry fee is $150 per team, with an optional $50 per team for Big Bass. Logansport is recognized as the Sand Bass Fishing Capital of the World. Fishermen can obtain get registration forms online at the Facebook page SAND BASS TOURNAMENT, or on the Town of Logansport Chamber of Commerce website. Participants are urged to register early since it may be necessary to restrict to 200 teams. The Shelby County Bass Anglers will conduct the weigh-in. There will be a pre-tournament Fish Fry on March 13. It’s open to the public and will be held along the Logansport Riverfront with an auction and door prizes included. Tickets for the fish fry, along with tournament shirts are available at Logansport businesses. Call Sissy Morris at 318-697-5489 for more info. Tournament entry forms are also available at Center Broadcasting.

 

 

 

 

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Freezing precipitation forecast through early Tuesday, not much of a break this week


Winter Weather Advisory until 9 p.m. this evening...
 
Today: An 80% chance of freezing rain and sleet. High near 33. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Total daytime ice accumulation of one to two tenths of an inch possible. Total daytime sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
 
Tonight: A 60% chance of freezing rain and sleet likely, mainly before midnight, a low around 28. North wind 5 to 15 mph. New ice accumulation of less than a tenth of an inch possible. New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
 
Tuesday: A 30% chance of freezing rain and sleet before noon, then a slight chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.
 
Tuesday Night: A 40% chance of rain, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. 
 
Wednesday: A 60% chance of showers, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.
 
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.
 
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 48.
 
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.
 
Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46.
 
Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
 
Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.
 
Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.
 
Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.

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Weather cancellations and closures as of 4:30 a.m. Monday


So far we’ve avoided freezing temperatures and frozen precipitation across Deep East Texas and Western Louisiana. No problems at this time with roadways. The National Weather Service cancelled the Winter Weather Advisory around 10:30 p.m. as rain left the area and temperatures stayed above freezing. Today, may be a different story, we’re forecast to have freezing rain and sleet with temperatures just above freezing. Tonight, that precipitation is to continue with temperatures dropping to the upper 20s. Ice accumulations are expected to be as much as two-tenths of an inch today and a tenth tonight, with a half-inch of sleet today and then again tonight. The National Weather Service has re-issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 9 p.m. tonight in anticipation of today’s precipitation.

 

Weather Closures & Cancellations:

 

Monday…

 

No School for DeSoto or Sabine Parish schools

All Panola College Campuses (Carthage, Center & Marshall) are closed, no classes today and evening.

 

Tuesday…..

 

The Timpson First United Methodist Church has cancelled its Senior Lunch until March 31.

 

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Winter Weather Advisory re-issued until 9 p.m. tonight



NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA

415 AM CST MON FEB 23 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* EVENT...ACROSS SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST
  ARKANSAS...A MIXTURE OF FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND OR SNOW WILL
  BE POSSIBLE THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
  NEAR ONE INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH SLEET ACCUMULATIONS LESS
  THAN ONE HALF INCH. FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE MAINLY
  LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH.

  ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HALF OF NORTHEAST TEXAS AS WELL AS PORTIONS
  OF NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA...A MIXTURE OF FREEZING
  RAIN MIXED WITH SLEET IS EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.
  FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE MAINLY
  LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...PRECIPITATION IS RAPIDLY DEVELOPING ACROSS CENTRAL
  AND NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS EARLY THIS MORNING. EXPECT THIS
  PRECIPITATION TO BE MOVING INTO NORTHEAST TEXAS...SOUTHEAST
  OKLAHOMA AND PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS BY EARLY TO MID
  MORNING. THE PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN MOVING INTO NORTHERN
  LOUISIANA AND SOUTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS BY MID TO LATE MORNING.
  TEMPERATURES ARE NEAR TO BELOW FREEZING ALREADY THIS MORNING.
  ONCE THE PRECIPITATION BEGINS...EXPECT TEMPERATURES TO CONTINUE
  FALLING INTO THE MID TO UPPER 20S ACROSS SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND
  SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS...TO THE UPPER 20S TO NEAR 30 FOR THE SOUTHERN
  HALF OF NORTHEAST TEXAS INTO NORTHERN LOUISIANA.

* IMPACT...FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS MAY
  CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES ON ELEVATED BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.
  ICE WILL LIKELY ACCUMULATE ON POWER LINES AS WELL. SOME
  SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES COULD ALSO OCCUR...MAINLY ACROSS
  SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA INTO SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN...
SLEET AND SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS...ESPECIALLY BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. USE CAUTION
WHILE DRIVING.

 

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UPDATE: Parents of murdered toddler remain in Shelby County Jail


Both parents of 6-month old Ariana Moore have been charged for their part in the death of their daughter last week.

 

The mother of the toddler, 25-year old Angela Marie Moore was arrested around 12:30 p.m. Friday and charged with Criminal Negligent Homicide.

 

Her bond was set by JP Pct. 1 Maxie Eaves at $50,000.

 

She and 28-year old William Bryce Moore, the father, remain in jail at this time.

 

He was charged with Capital Murder, and no bond per JP Pct. 2 Marla Denby, after being taken into custody last Thursday night.

 

Ariana Moore was pronounced dead at Center Emergency Department a week ago today, and according to Sheriff Willis Blackwell, it was during the investigation it was discovered that William Moore had inflicted injuries to his daughter, resulting in her death at their residence on County Road 4356 near Tenaha.

 

The child was laid to rest last Saturday.

 

 

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Tenaha man loses life following two-vehicle accident Saturday evening


A Tenaha man lost his life in a two-vehicle accident near Center on U.S. Hwy. 96 north during rain Saturday evening.

 

DPS Communications Lufkin says that 23-year old Daurin Chel Sanchez was southbound in a Ford Mustang when he reportedly hydroplaned, went across the center stripe and collided with a northbound Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by 19-year old Eduardo Perez of Center.

 

The accident took place about six miles north of Center at 6:40 p.m.

 

Sanchez was pronounced dead at Center Emergency Department. Perez is listed in stable condition.

 

The accident was investigated by DPS Trooper Jade Lavergne.

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Center firemen kept busy with residential fires


A Center family is homeless this morning after their double-wide mobile home was destroyed by fire overnight.

 

According to Center Fire Chief Keith Byndom, his department received a 9-1-1 call around 11:30 p.m. to the David and Shanna Whitten home on County Road 3047, just off Hwy. 87 south of Center.

 

Chief Byndom said an electrical shortage in a add-on portion of the structure appears to be the cause of the blaze. He said when Ms. Whitten called for help she reported the residence was fully involved. The Whittens were able to escape unharmed. The Shelbyville VFD assisted with water to help extinguish the fire.

 

Nearby, Friday afternoon, Center Firemen battled another house fire on Hwy. 87 south of Loop 500. The kitchen area of the brick home of Judy Shields was reported to be fully involved in flames when fireman arrived around 5:15 p.m. 

 

According to fire department personnel, the blaze originated in that part of the structure, which received heavy damage.

 

A quick assault of the flames kept the fire damage confined.

 

However, there was substantial smoke and water damage reported throughout.

 

Ms. Shields had just finished her bus driving route for Center ISD and had not made it back home when the fire was reported. Firemen cleared the scene by 7:45 p.m.

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Delacruz sentenced to two years for sexual assault of a child


An undocumented worker from Center was sentenced to two years in prison Friday after pleading guilty in Nacogdoches County 420th District Court to sexual assault of a child. 

 

You may remember a year ago 28-year old Juan Fabian Arenas-Delacruz was wanted after a 15-year old girl was reported to be missing when she did not return home from school.

 

A Texas Amber Alert was issued and canceled two-days later.

 

Delacruz and the girl were found in Lubbock, and he was arrested at a worksite at Texas Tech University, and the victim was found in a nearby motel room.

 

Delacruz confessed to sexually assaulting the girl.

 

It was originally believed the teen was taken against her will. However, it was determined she left town willingly, and the family knew of the relationship.

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Center man indicted for murder of Nacogdoches woman


A Center man was indicted by a Nacogdoches Grand Jury Friday for the murder of a Nacogdoches woman in December. 

 

It was on Dec. 9 that 19-year old Marcus Issac turned himself in to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, four days after he allegedly opened fire on a Railroad Street residence in Nacogdoches.

 

Issac had reportedly been involved in an “altercation” earlier that day with a resident of the house where Dominique Brooks was killed.

 

The vehicle Issac was seen driving the afternoon of the incident was found at the end of CR 3215, off Hwy. 7 east in the James Community of Shelby County.

 

He later walked into the sheriff’s department to give himself up. 

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Center City Council to meet this afternoon


The Center City Council will have a regular meeting at 5 p.m. this afternoon, with three items for discussion and possible action.

 

Those include authorizing signators for the TCF Downtown Revitalization Contract; denoting April as Fair Housing Month; and authorizing the release of the depository request for proposals/qualifications.

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court to hold meeting this morning


The Shelby County Commissioners' Court has a meeting at 9:30 a.m. this morning and among the agenda items for discussion and approval will be purchasing a radio for Justice of the Peace Pct. 5 Mike Crouch; renewal of the county vehicle insurance coverage through the Texas Association of Counties for the policy year June 2015 to June 2016; and record filing of Vehicle Inventory Tax Fund Audit for February 2015.

 

In addition, commissioners will consider advertising for bids on five seized vehicles for Pct. 4 Constable Bryan Gray.

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Texas Driver's License re-issued due to mis-print


Did you recently receive a reissued drivers license or ID from the Texas Department of Public Safety? If you did, you were not alone.

 

Some 850,000 other fellow Texans did and it goes back to a small misprint on the back of the driver’s license for the word "directive".

 

The 'i' next to the 'd' is not printed well, and to a state trooper, this gives the sign of a possible copied license or ID.

 

DPS said mailings should be completed by the end of the month.

 

They say approximately 90 percent of the replacements have been mailed.

 

It is important that the customer destroy the old card as instructed.

 

DPS says the producing and reissue fee was covered by the card production vendor, not taxpayers.

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CHS Senior Celebration scheduled for tonight


Senior Celebration for the Class of 2015 at Center High School is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight at the CHS Cafetorium.

 

Senior Celebration is a chance for parents/guardians, other relatives, and community members to share in our seniors’ celebration of their accomplishments and approaching graduation.

 

The program consists of the introduction of each graduating senior, the announcement of class favorites, and the presentation of a senior video. Tickets are $5 per person at the door.

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Funeral Notices: 02/23/15


Obits:


Wyman Roberts Funeral Home of San Augustine announces service for 79-year old Preston Milton Scott of San Augustine. He passed away at his residence Saturday. Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rosevine United Pentecostal Church in Sabine County, with burial at Rosevine Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home. Among Preston Milton Scott’s survivors is a son, Robert Allen Scott of San Augustine; daughters, Terri Lynn Scott Santa Maria of San Augustine, Lisa Gale Scott & Doug Arbour, of Florida and Vicky Grace Scott Potts of San Augustine; sisters, Marlene & Paul Tullis of Bastrop, La., and Patricia & Jim Lowe of Longville La.

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Timpson ISD monitoring weather


The Timpson ISD administration is monitoring the weather currently. We will have future updates and information about possible delays or closures.

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NWS update 10:45 a.m. Sunday


Yesterday's NWS Winter Watch area was mostly along the IH30 corridor with some impact South of that line. Today's forecast movement is now much deeper into our area with the focus along the IH20 corridor and North into OK, ARK, LA for the heavier accumulations.

Significant Gulf moisture is colliding with the Arctic air and the NWS has issued a Winter  Weather Warning that extends further South into an area from the San Antonio/Austin area to just north of Houston to Cleveland to the Alexandria, La area.

The timing....rain until the evening hours today. Changes to a wintry mix from 9:00 pm today until 6:00 pm on Monday. Our high today is forecast to be only slightly warmer than our current 44.3 degrees. 


Monday       33/29
Tuesday       38/32
Wednesday  47/30
Thursday     46/30
Friday          45/34

We will also have wind chills as the North winds will be significant all week.  Now is the time to Put your 4 P's into effect....Plants, Pipes, Pets, and People.....make it a point to protect them all and make periodic checks on them during this event.

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Rain today, freezing precipitation after midnight, slight accumulation possible


 

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY 9 PM TONIGHT UNTIL 6 PM MONDAY

Today: Rain likely, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 46. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tonight: Rain before midnight, then rain or freezing rain. Low around 33. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. 

Monday: Freezing rain and sleet. High near 33. North wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible. 

Monday Night: Freezing rain and sleet likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 28. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday: A chance of freezing rain and sleet before noon, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday Night: A chance of rain before midnight, then a chance of rain or freezing rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 48.

Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Friday: A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45.

Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 33.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53.

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Shelbyville High School students compete at Center Invitational UIL Tournament


 

Shelbyville High School Academic UIL students competed Saturday, February 21, 2015, in the Center Roughrider Spring Invitational UIL Tournament.   There were over 400 entries from 16 schools in class A – AAAAA.  Medalists from Shelbyville:

 

Altobeli  Capotali – 1st Place - Spelling & Vocabulary

Kylee Windham  – 1st Place - Feature Writing

Kylee Windham – 1st Place – Editorial Writing

Savannah Talbert & Ty Fox – 1st Place - CX Debate

 

Altobeli Caporali, Kalina Bradshaw, Ty Fox - 2nd Place Team  - Spelling & Vocabulary

Kylee Windham – 2nd Place – Headline Writing

Savannah Talbert – 2nd Place – Persuasive Speaking

 

Altobeli Caporali – 3 Place – Mathematics

Hannah Nicosia – 3rd Place – Literary Criticism

Kylee Windham – 3rd Place – Ready Writing

 

Christian Schilder – 4th Place Number Sense

Hannah Nicosia – 4th Place – Ready Writing

Harlie Hagler – 4th Place – Number Sense

 

Altobeli Caporali – 5th Place - Calculator Applications

 

Kylee Windham  –  6th Place – News Writing

Ty Fox – 6th Place – Spelling & Vocabulary

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NWS forecast


Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 7pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 7pm and 1am, then a chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Sunday Night: A chance of rain before 1am, then a chance of freezing rain and sleet. Cloudy, with a low around 32. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no sleet accumulation expected. 

Monday: A chance of freezing rain and sleet before 7am, then rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday Night: A chance of rain before 7pm, then a chance of freezing rain and sleet between 7pm and 1am, then a chance of snow and sleet after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 28. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Tuesday: A chance of snow and sleet before 7am, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday Night: A chance of rain before 7pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday: A slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 49.

Thursday Night: A slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday Night: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

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NWS issues Winter Storm Watch from 9 p.m. Sunday to 6 p.m. Monday


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
402 PM CST SAT FEB 21 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE FOUR STATE AREA
FROM 9 PM CST SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH AT LEAST 6 PM CST MONDAY...

.PRECIPITATION WILL TRANSITION TO A WINTRY MIX ACROSS MOST OF THE
FOUR STATE AREA FROM NORTH TO SOUTH BEGINNING SUNDAY EVENING AS
VERY COLD ARCTIC AIR MOVES INTO THE REGION AND TEMPERATURES FALL
BELOW FREEZING.

ARZ050-051-059>061-070>073-LAZ001>006-010>014-017>022-OKZ077-
TXZ096-097-108>112-124>126-136>138-149>153-165>167-221015-
/O.NEW.KSHV.WS.A.0002.150223T0300Z-150224T0000Z/
SEVIER-HOWARD-LITTLE RIVER-HEMPSTEAD-NEVADA-MILLER-LAFAYETTE-
COLUMBIA-UNION AR-CADDO-BOSSIER-WEBSTER-CLAIBORNE-LINCOLN-
UNION LA-DE SOTO-RED RIVER-BIENVILLE-JACKSON-OUACHITA-SABINE LA-
NATCHITOCHES-WINN-GRANT-CALDWELL-LA SALLE-MCCURTAIN-BOWIE-
FRANKLIN-TITUS-CAMP-MORRIS-CASS-WOOD-UPSHUR-MARION-SMITH-GREGG-
HARRISON-CHEROKEE-RUSK-PANOLA-NACOGDOCHES-SHELBY-ANGELINA-
SAN AUGUSTINE-SABINE TX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DE QUEEN...NASHVILLE...ASHDOWN...HOPE...
PRESCOTT...TEXARKANA...LEWISVILLE...MAGNOLIA...EL DORADO...
SHREVEPORT...BOSSIER CITY...MINDEN...HOMER...RUSTON...
FARMERVILLE...MANSFIELD...COUSHATTA...BIENVILLE...JONESBORO...
MONROE...MANY...NATCHITOCHES...WINNFIELD...COLFAX...COLUMBIA...
JENA...IDABEL...CLARKSVILLE...MT VERNON...MT PLEASANT...
PITTSBURG...DAINGERFIELD...ATLANTA...QUITMAN...GILMER...
JEFFERSON...TYLER...LONGVIEW...MARSHALL...RUSK...HENDERSON...
CARTHAGE...NACOGDOCHES...CENTER...LUFKIN...SAN AUGUSTINE...
HEMPHILL
402 PM CST SAT FEB 21 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* EVENT...A MIX OF SLEET AND SNOW IS EXPECTED GENERALLY NORTH OF
  INTERSTATE 30 AND A MIX OF MAINLY SLEET WITH SOME FREEZING RAIN
  IS EXPECTED BETWEEN INTERSTATE 30 AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM
  JACKSONVILLE TEXAS TO FLORIEN LOUISIANA. THROUGH MONDAY
  AFTERNOON...SLEET AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS COULD BE AS HIGH AS TWO
  INCHES ESPECIALLY NORTH OF INTERSTATE 30. FREEZING RAIN
  ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE BETWEEN ONE TENTH AND ONE
  QUARTER OF INCH SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 30.

* TIMING...WINTRY PRECIP SHOULD BEGIN SUNDAY EVENING NORTH OF
  INTERSTATE 30 AND WILL SPREAD SOUTHWARD THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT
  HOURS AND CONTINUING THROUGH MUCH OF MONDAY AS TEMPERATURES
  REMAIN BELOW FREEZING.

* IMPACT...ACCUMULATIONS OF SLEET...SNOW...AND ICE MAY CAUSE
  TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES ON AREA ROADWAYS PARTICULARLY ON BRIDGES AND
  OVERPASSES. ICE ACCUMULATIONS ABOVE ONE TENTH OF AN INCH MAY
  CAUSE SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES AS POWER LINES AND TREES BECOME
  LADEN WITH ICE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.
 

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Panola Fillies get win over Kilgore, at home against TJC at 2 p.m. today


Fillies closed out Wednesday , Feb. 18th  game with a win over Kilgore College 65-55. The fillies started off slow and ended up playing catchup until early in the second half. Two Sophomores were in double figures, Taylor Washington with (22) and Ashley Barry-Wallace with (12).

The Fillies take action Saturday, Feb. 21st at 2:00 PM against Tyler Junior College at Carthage High School. 

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Artic Cold Front headed our way, NWS issues Winter Weather Advisory


The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory that does include our Deep East Texas area in the Southern most portion of the advisory. 

Even though our high today will be near 70 degrees, a bitterly cold Arctic air mass will begin to dip into our area late today.  Much sooner than previously anticipated.  Several disturbances moving from the West will also provide the lift necessary for moisture to move back in the region on Sunday with mostly cold rain as temperatures will remain the mid 40's for a highs and lows hovering near freezing.

The actual transition to freezing rain and snow in our area on Monday is still unknown except for the Northern regions of Tx, La. All of Ark, Ok will seethe heavier amounts due to temperatures being much colder. 

Our area will have a hard time staying above freezing and will dip into the 20's Monday evening.  How quickly the rain moves North and East will determine the extent of our winter precipitation.  Right now it is just for a mix...mostly ice pellets.  The warm surface temperatures in our area should keep our roads in good shape.

Tuesday 43/32
Wednesday 53/35
Thursday 54/30
Friday Another front will bring us more cold rain as temperatures stay in the low 50's for a highs and near freezing during the evening hours.
Saturday..more rain and 50/40 

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Pinto Bean Cook-off planned for San Augustine Texas Treasure Heritage Festival on May 2


Pinto Bean Cook-Off

P. O. Box 25, San Augustine, Texas    75972    

sanaugustinemainstreet@gmail.com   

The only requirements are to cook one pound of pintos and bake one pan of cornbread. Beans should be in a crock pot and delivered to the “Bean Gazebo” no later than 10 am on May 2, 2015.

$5.00 Entry Fee

WHEN:

A Texas Treasure Heritage Festival

May 2, 2015
8am – 10am
Judging begins at 10am

LOCATION:

The “Bean Gazebo ” on west side of San Augustine County Courthouse  

Why:

Prove who cooks the best beans in San Augustine County

How:

Bring cooked beans in crock pot with pan of cornbread to “Bean Gazebo” no later than 10am.

Prizes:

First: $50.00
Second: $30.00
Third: $20.00

Details:

Cook-Off Contact:
Tracy Cox, City of San Augustine  936-201-9798, 936-275-3172

Teresa Fitzpatrick, chair 

 

 

Name____________________Address _________________________Phone____________________

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UPDATE: Mother of Moore toddler arrested, charged in death


 UPDATE: On Friday, February 20, 2015 at approximately 1235pm, the mother of  the victim, an Angela Marie Moore, a white female of 25 years of age was arrested and charged with Criminal Negligent Homicide, a State Jail Felony. Mrs. Moore was booked into the Shelby County Sheriff's Department jail for said charge and was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Judge Maxie Eaves and bond was set at $50,000. 

Angela Moore

                     

Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports that the Shelby County Sheriff's Department has been investigating the death of Ariana Moore, a 6 month old white female of Tenaha, Texas. A 911 call was received on February 16, 2015 at approximately 0349am regarding the victim who was found unresponsive at a residence in the Kyle Parmer Trailer Park located on County Road 4356, Tenaha. The victim was transported to the NMC-Center Hospital by ACE EMS and was pronounced deceased by JP1 Maxie Eaves.

 

During the course of the investigation it was found that the father identified as a William Bryce Moore, a white male of 28 years of age had inflicted injuries to the victim which resulted in her death. Mr. Moore was arrested for the charge of Capital Murder, a Capital Felony. Mr. Moore was booked into the Shelby County Sheriff's Department on Thursday, February 19th  for said offense. Mr. Moore was arraigned for said charge by Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 Judge Marla Denby and Mr. Moore received a no bond. The case was investigated by Investigator Kevin W. Windham and Investigator D.J. Dickerson with the Shelby County Sheriff's Department.

William Bryce Moore

 

 

 

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2015 SAND BASS TOURNAMENT PLANS ANNOUNCED


The 8th Annual SAND BASS TOURNAMENT will be held on March 14, 2015, on the River Front in Logansport, Louisiana. 

 

A favorite event with outdoorsmen from Texas and Louisiana, the team-fishing and big-bass competitions have a wide draw.  Logansport, recognized as the San Bass Capital of the World, is located on the Texas-Louisiana border, at the headwaters of Toledo-Bend Lake. 

 

First prize is $5,000; second is $2,000; and third is $1,500.  Prizes for fourth through tenth place range from $1000 to $150.  The prize for the “Big Bass” is a pool, dependent on the number of registered teams, but can easily exceed $2,500.

 

Fisherman can obtain registration forms by writing to Bass Tournament, POB 320, Logansport, La. 71049; on-line at the Face Book Group SAND BASS TOURNAMENT or at the Chamber of Commerce page on the Town of Logansport Web Site at http://www.townoflogansport.com. 

 

Forms are also available at selected businesses in Logansport, Joaquin, Center, Carthage, Mansfield, Many, Coushatta, Shreveport, Bossier City, Houston, Dallas, and Ft. Worth (see list on Face Book Group).  Participants are urged to register early, since it may be necessary to restrict competition to 200 teams.

 

Although hosted by the Logansport Chamber of Commerce, sportsmen from Texas and Louisiana work together to create a special camaraderie.  The Shelby County Bass Anglers, headed by Mr. Sammy Arnold, promote the event in Texas, and manage the weigh-in. 

 

The annual pre-tournament FISH FRY, this year featuring a Friday the Thirteenth theme, will precede the Saturday competition.  Open to the public, the gala dinner is held in a tent on the bluff overlooking the river, and features an auction and door prizes. 

 

Information on the Fish Fry can be obtained by calling Sissy Morris at 318-697-5489.  Tickets for the fish fry, along with Tournament shirts and mementoes are available at Logansport Businesses.

 

The BASS TROUNAMENT celebrates the beauty and bounty of the upper reaches of Toledo Bend Lake, and attracts not only fishermen, but lots of folks who enjoy the outdoors.  The fishing competition is a great excuse for residents and regional guests to celebrate spring with a fun day on the Sabine River. 

 

This year, for the first time, the event will include live music and vendors.  Vendors will not be charged, but are asked to register in advance with Debbie Evans at 318-426-9336.  Spaces will be allocated on a first-come basis, and those who fail to register in advance cannot be guaranteed space.

 

Winners from the 2014 Tournament were Stanley Creech and Myron Prince.  The combined weight for their five largest fish was12.93 lbs., netting this winning team $5,000.  As one of the sponsors observed, that’s $387 a pound for a great morning of spring fishing.

 

Mr. John Russell, Vice President of Community Bank of Louisiana and President of the Logansport Chamber of Commerce, and Chairman of the Sand Bass Tournament, met with the Tournament Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 27, to finalize preliminary plans. 

 

Rules for the tournament, essentially identical to those of 2014, were approved, and committees were set up. 

 

Tournament Liaisons for several communities were announced, including Sammy Arnold for Center; Wendy Gurley for Carthage; and Robbie Heard for DeSoto Parish. 

 

The Committee will meet again on Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Community Bank of Logansport at 5:00 p.m.  All those interested in working on the tournament are invited to attend.

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Dragon Power Lifters take 3rd at Center Invitational


Shelbyville Dragon Powerlifting Results from Center Meet

1st place
Kal Metcalf  242 - Best lifter heavy platform
Octavian Burrell 198

2nd place
Corey Bearden  148
SyDarius Evans  220

3rd place
Christian Schilder  114

4th place
Wesley Berry  148
Jacob Jackson  181
Logan Jefferson  198
Andrew Lindsey  SHW

5th place
Trenton Roland  148

Team finished 3rd
Congratulations!
Michael Taylor-Coach

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Shelbyville High School UIL Students Compete at Chireno


 

The Shelbyville High School Academic UIL team competed at the Chireno High School Invitational UIL Meet on February 14th.  Students receiving medals:

 

Altobeli Caporali – Spelling & Vocabulary – 1st Place

Altobeli Caporali – Mathematics – 1st Place

Hannah Nicosia – Literary Criticism – 1st Place

Harlie Hagler – Informative Speaking – 1st Place

Madison Taylor – Poetry Interpretation – 1st Place

Sam Windham – Headline Writing – 1st Place

Savannah Talbert – Persuasive Speaking – 1st Place

Hannah Nicosia, Perla Caporali, Raylen Black, Angel Hubble – Literary CriticismTeam – 1st Place

 

Altobeli Caporali – Calculator Applications – 2nd Place

Altobeli Caporali – Number Sense – 2nd Place

Hannah Nicosia – Ready Writing – 2nd Place

Jake Bragg – Informative Speaking – 2nd Place

Savannah Talbert – CX Debate – 2nd Place

Jake Bragg – Current Issues & Events – 3rd Place

Kaci Griffin – LD Debate – 4th Place

Ali Baty – Computer Applications – 5th Place

Hannah Hall – Prose Interpretation – 5th Place

Perla Caporali – Literary Criticism – 5th Place

Kylee Windham – Ready Writing – 5th Place

Austin Crocker – LD Debate 6th Place

Harlie Hagler – Number Sense – 6th Place

Raylen Black – Literary Criticism – 6th Place

Tristan Smith – Ready Writing – 6th Place

 

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Tenaha Tiger Daily 02/20/15; Lady Tigers take area championship


Tiger Daily

February 20, 2015-VB vs Quinlan Boles in Arp 6:15 pm; Lady Soccer @ Chapel
Hill 4:00 pm

February 21, 2015-Elementary Dance; Little Dribblers

February 23, 2015-Bi- District VB vs Cushing There at 6:00 pm; Tickets $5/$3

February 26, 2015-HS Boys Track vs Elysian Fields

February 27, 2015-Lady Tigers Soccer New Summerfield Round Robin Tournament

March 2, 2015-JH Boys Track vs West Sabine

March 5, 2015-Gary Base Ball Tournament in Gary


Lady Tigers Advance to Regional Quarterfinals with 43-35 Win
Lady Tigers notch fourth playoff win in two seasons in gutty Area
performance


If it was easy…… Everyone would advance to the 3rd Round of the Playoffs. 

 After a long bye week of preparation and anticipation, the 22-2A
Champion Tenaha Lady Tigers finally had their chance to take the court in
the Area Round of the Texas State Playoffs.  The opponent was the long armed
and tall Colmesneil Lady Bulldogs. 

 

A slow start by the Lady Tigers saw Colmesneil get out to a 4-0 lead until Bianca Davison knocked down back to back three pointers that started a 10-0 run for Tenaha.  The Lady Tigers dominated the 2nd quarter as Bianca Ramirez and Colecia Roland gave the Lady
Tigers some huge minutes off the bench. 

 

With a 22-11 halftime lead, the Lady Tigers again found trouble getting their motors running as Colmesneil opened the second half on a 5-0 run to cut the Tiger lead to 22-16.  The Lady Tigers responded however, when Ashton Griffin and Ke’anya Davis found
their stride on both ends of the court. 

 

After three quarters, the Lady Tigers led 30-22.  The fourth quarter was a story of a young team trying to learn how to close out a playoff game.  Colmesneil closed to within 38-35
with around a minute remaining, but the Lady Tigers regained their poise and
made key free throws down the stretch with Brooke McClure quarterbacking the
Area Title win from tip to buzzer. 

 

It was certainly a great team effort as everyone in maroon made a significant contribution.  LaPorscha Perry was a presence defensively all night for Tenaha and Arlicia Roland, who struggled in her playoff debut, came up with a huge blocked shot and key offensive
rebounds in the final few minutes. 

Next up for the Lady Tigers is either Carlisle or State Ranked
Evadale next Tuesday at a site and time yet to be determined. 

  

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Roughrider Baseball Hit-a-Thon postponed to March 21


Due to the expected incliment weather Saturday, the Center Roughrider Hit-a-Thon has been postponed and rescheduled for Saturday, March 21.

 

The fundraiser will be held at Roughrider Field.

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Timpson Bear Update 02/20/15


Timpson High School Basketball Play-Off - The Timpson High School Bear basketball play-off game against Carlisle will be  Tuesday February 24 at 6:00 p.m. at Tatum High School gym. Admission price is four dollars for adults and three dollars for students. District passes and THSCA membership cards will be accepted. Everybody is encouraged to come out to support the Bears!

TES Agents for Change - Timpson Elementary Agents for Change students are currently participating in a Reading Buddy Program. Each Agent on this committee has been assigned a younger student and is serving as their Reading Buddy for six weeks. As a Reading Buddy the Agent reads to the younger student, listens to them read, and rewards them with incentives for reading. We are in the third week of the program and everyone involved is excited and enjoying the program.  Attached are some photos of this program.

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Timpson ISD issues statement after site evacuation due to gas line break


Timpson ISD evacuated students and staff from the district site when a company putting in telephone lines punctured a gas line causing a major leak. 

 

Student safety always comes first, therefore, the students and staff were quickly evacuated to the First Baptist Church in Timpson. 

 

A site evacuation is part of the Timpson ISD safety plan used when for any reason remaining on site is unsafe.  It is important in a site evacuation to remove students and staff from the site as quickly as possible. 

 

All students and staff were evacuated from the campus in 10-15 minutes.  Parents were notified as soon as possible following the site evacuation through the Bear Update and news media. 

 

Anyone who wants to receive the Bear Update should send an email to Superintendent Mid Johnson at mjohnson@timpsonisd.com<mailto:mjohnson@timpsonisd.com> and put ‘Add to Bear Update’ in the subject line. 

 

Parents were able to pick up students at the church by signing them out.  Parents were asked to come in the church building to sign students out to ensure student safety and that they would be leaving only with parents or persons who had parent permission to pick up students.  Buses ran at 1:15 p.m.  Students who did not have adults at home were brought back to the church so that they would not be left unattended.

The TISD staff did an outstanding job supervising students and ensuring they were quickly and safely evacuated from the district site.  At the church, the staff supervised the students to ensure their safety and keep students calm.  Once it was determined by the gas company, local law enforcement and district personnel, that it was safe to be on campus and enter the buildings, students, parents and staff were able to return to campus to retrieve personnel items.

Dr. Mid Johnson, TISD Superintendent, expressed his appreciation to staff, law enforcement, Timpson city workers and the Timpson Volunteer Fire Department for working together to ensure the safety of our students and staff.  Dr. Johnson also expresses appreciation to First Baptist church’s pastor, Dr. Josh Walters, and the church membership for allowing the district to house students at the church during the evacuation.

He also expressed appreciation to the media who help the district keep parents informed and updated throughout the evacuation.  District personnel, including substitutes, receive training on site evacuation each year.  A practice site evacuation is also completed each year.  The training and practice drill help prepare students and staff for a real evacuation when one is needed.

District personnel also appreciated the many positive comments parents and community members gave in person and on social media concerning how quickly and safely the evacuation took place.

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Press Release: Arrest made in death of toddler


Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports that the Shelby County Sheriff's Department has been investigating the death of Ariana Moore, a 6 month old white female of Tenaha, Texas. A 911 call was received on February 16, 2015 at approximately 0349am regarding the victim who was found unresponsive at a residence in the Kyle Parmer Trailer Park located on County Road 4356, Tenaha. The victim was transported to the NMC-Center Hospital by ACE EMS and was pronounced deceased by JP1 Maxie Eaves.

 

During the course of the investigation it was found that the father identified as a William Bryce Moore, a white male of 28 years of age had inflicted injuries to the victim which resulted in her death. Mr. Moore was arrested for the charge of Capital Murder, a Capital Felony. Mr. Moore was booked into the Shelby County Sheriff's Department on Thursday, February 19th  for said offense. Mr. Moore was arraigned for said charge by Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 Judge Marla Denby and Mr. Moore received a no bond. The case was investigated by Investigator Kevin W. Windham and Investigator D.J. Dickerson with the Shelby County Sheriff's Department.

 

 

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Shelbyville Lady Dragon Power Lifters take first at Center meet


The Lady Dragon's Powerlifting Team finished in First Place as a team at
the Center Powerlifting Meet on Feb. 19.


Finishing in 5th place was Kiana Watts.
4th place Paige Polley and Lindsey Holbrook.
3rd place Madison Taylor.
2nd place Tristin Wilburn, Kennedy Parker and Breanna Jackson.
1st place finishers were Kaitlin Campbell, Cleosha Jeter, Hannah Hall,
Savannah Talbert, Kamaryn Smith, Harlie Hagler, and Katie Casey.

Harlie Hagler earned ''Best Lifter'' Award on the heavy weight platform.
Congratulations!


Gary Alford-Coach

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Local Sports Round up 02/20/15; Tenaha Lady Tigers advance to regional quarterfinals, Riders play Tatum in playoff seeding game tonight


In Sports,

 

High School Basketball:

 

Girls’ Playoffs:

 

Class 2A Area:

 

The Tenaha Lady Tigers have advanced to the regional quarterfinals after a 43-35 area championship win over Colmesneil last night in Pineland. Tenaha will meet the Evadale-Carlisle winner in the third round.

 

Shelbyville Lady Dragons vs. Broaddus Lady Bulldogs, 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Hemphill ISD. Winner gets the Cushing-Big Sandy winner in the regional quarterfinals.

 

Class 3A Area:

 

Garrison Lady Bulldogs vs. Anahuac, 8 p.m. tonight in Woodville. Winner will play winner of Central Heights-Buna game in regional quarterfinals. It's a double-header in Woodville, as Woden vs. East Chambers, 6 p.m.

 

Central Heights Lady Blue Devils vs. Buna, 6 p.m., this evening, Livingston High School.

 

Class A Area:

 

Chireno vs. Abbott, 8 p.m. tonight, Leon-Jewett High School

 

Boys' Basketball:

 

The Center Roughriders take on the Tatum Eagles in a district seeding game at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Gary. Both teams are in the playoffs as co-champions. Center and Tatum split during the regular season. The winner will get Jasper in bi-district, while the #2 seed has Huntington.

 

The Shelbyville Dragons have a first-round bye and must wait the result of the West Sabine-Evadale bi-district game to see who they’ll play in area. The Dragons’ district championship is the first for a Shelbyville boys’ basketball team since 1989. Shelbyville is 16-5 on the season, and was 9-1 in district.

 

The Tenaha Tigers will take on Cushing in a Class 2A bi-district game at 6 p.m. Monday in Cushing. Tickets are $5/$3. The winner will meet Dist. 23-2A Champ San Augustine. Tenaha will play a warm-up game against Quinlan Boles in Arp 6:15 pm tonight.

 

The Timpson Bears will play Carlisle in a first-round playoff game at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Tatum ISD.  Ticket Prices: Adults $4 Students $3. The winner will take on Dallardsville Big Sandy in area.

 

Power Lifting:

 

Center hosted a power lifting invitational Thursday and the Riders win the boys’ division.

 

Soccer:

 

The Center Riders and Lady Riders have a bye today and will return to action at home against Hudson Feb. 24.

 

The Tenaha Lady Tiger Soccer team will go to Chapel Hill 4 p.m. today.

 

Softball:

 

The Center Lady Riders began play in the Hudson Tourney yesterday and come up short, losing 10-0 to Grapeland.

 

The Timpson Lady Bears are also playing in the Hudson Tournament.

 

The Joaquin Lady Rams will start the season today in the Carthage Tournament.

 

The Garrison Lady Bulldogs are in the Longview Tournament thru Saturday.

 

Baseball:

 

The Center Roughrider Baseball teams take shutout wins during scrimmage action at Pollock Central yesterday. The Varsity Riders get a 5-0 decision in a combined no-hitter, while the JV wins 9-1. Weather permitting; the Riders will have their final scrimmage at home against Jasper at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon starting with JV.

 

The Center Roughrider Baseball program is sponsoring a benefit Hit-a-Thon at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roughrider Field. Players are hoping to raise at least $5,000 for the program to help off-set expenses. Players have been asking for donations and any help would be appreciated. The hit-a-thon’s format will have each Rider getting 10 pitches, with the total distance hit, multiplied what was pledged per foot the amount raised by the player. For more, contact Rider Head Coach David Sheppherd at Center High School.

 

The Joaquin Rams will be in the Stanley Jamboree Saturday.


The high school regular season begins next Monday, Feb. 23.

 

College Hoops:

SFA Lady Jacks have taken over sole possession of first in the Southland Conference with a 71-60 win over Lamar University last night. The Lady Jacks and Lumberjacks are home to play Nicholls State in a double-header Saturday.

 

Semi-Pro Football:

There’s a semi-pro team that’s making Center their home field. The East Texas Oilers will kick-off their season at 3 p.m. Saturday at Roughrider Stadium. The full-contact team has a number of players from the area, and will play all their home games at Roughrider Stadium. The Oilers will play the Louisiana Lightning Saturday. Tickets are $8 adults, $5 for students with ID, and free for kids under 5-years.

 

The San Augustine Lions Sporting Clay Shoot will be held this Saturday, Feb. 21 at Fairway Farm, located five miles east of San Augustine on Hwy. 21. All proceeds benefit Texas Lions’ Camp, local charities and scholarships. The shoot will consist of four or five person teams. Individuals are welcome and everyone will be placed on a team. There will be one flight beginning at 10 a.m., registration starts at 8 a.m. Fee is $100 per shooter. Food, drinks and prizes will be provided. A special brass plated lever-action Henry rifle donated by T-Roy Broussard from the “Swamp People” TV show will be auctioned and another Henry rifle will be awarded to the “top shooter”. Title sponsors are Contango Oil & Gas Company, XTO Entergy and CHI St. Luke’s Health. For more information contact Norrell Thomas at 936-275-6015 or Kenny Fowler at 936-275-6208. Entry forms are also available at Center Broadcasting at 307 San Augustine Street in Center.

 

The Logansport Chamber of Commerce will have their 8th annual Sand Bass Tournament Saturday, March 14. Entry fee is $150 per team, with an optional $50 per team for Big Bass. Fishing begins at 6 a.m., and boats must be landed on Toledo Bend or the Sabine River. Fishing on the bank is also allowed. First-place will pay $5,000. Prize money payouts are based on a minimum of 75 teams entered. A copy of the tournament rules and an entry form is available at Center Broadcasting, 307 San Augustine St. in Center.

 

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Father arrested on Capital Murder charge in death of toddler


An arrest had been made in the death of a six-month old child that was found non-responsive earlier this week at a home on County Road 4356, near Tenaha.

 

According to arrest records at the Shelby County Jail, 28-year old William Bryce Moore of Tenaha was taken into custody around 7:30 p.m. last night and charged with Capital Murder.

 

After questioning by investigators at the sheriff’s department Thursday, authorities felt they had the evidence they needed to take Moore into custody.

 

Ariana Moore was pronounced dead at Center Emergency Department Monday morning after arriving by ambulance.

 

A 9-1-1 call came into the sheriff’s department around 4 a.m. from a residence in the Kyle Parmer Trailer Park, with sheriff’s department deputies and investigators responding.

 

William Moore will go before a magistrate this morning.

 

Sheriff Willis Blackwell told Center Broadcasting yesterday that after autopsy results on the child were received his office would likely bring charges.

 

The sheriff said an older child was also in the household, and has been removed by CPS.

 

A graveside funeral service for Ariana Moore will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 02/19/15--02/20/15


Arrest Report

02/19/15—02/20/15

 

Shelby County:

 

Jonathan Webb, 25, Joaquin, Possession of Marijuana

 

William Bryce Moore, 28, Tenaha, Capital Murder

 

San Augustine County:

 

Cody Evans, 37, San Augustine, Falsifying a Drug Test

 

Nora L. Hammock, 38, Broaddus, Driving While Intoxicated with Child Passenger

 

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

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It's Friday!!! Rain thru the weekend, freezing precip possible Sunday night


Today: A 30 percent chance of rain. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 64. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
 
Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind 15 to 20 mph.
 
Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 74. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
 
Saturday Night: A 60 percent chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm, with a low around 49. West wind 5 to 15 mph becoming northeast after midnight.
 
Sunday: A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
 
Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of rain or freezing rain, with a low around 32.
 
Monday: A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36.
 
Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain or freezing rain, with a low around 27.
 
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.
 
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.
 
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 50.
 
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
 
Thursday: A 20 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 52.

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NWS issues Special Weather Statement in regards to cold air mass Sunday night & Monday



Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
403 AM CST FRI FEB 20 2015

ARZ050-051-059>061-070>073-LAZ001>006-010>014-017>022-OKZ077-
TXZ096-097-108>112-124>126-136>138-149>153-165>167-211400-
SEVIER-HOWARD-LITTLE RIVER-HEMPSTEAD-NEVADA-MILLER-LAFAYETTE-
COLUMBIA-UNION AR-CADDO-BOSSIER-WEBSTER-CLAIBORNE-LINCOLN-
UNION LA-DE SOTO-RED RIVER-BIENVILLE-JACKSON-OUACHITA-SABINE LA-
NATCHITOCHES-WINN-GRANT-CALDWELL-LA SALLE-MCCURTAIN-BOWIE-
FRANKLIN-TITUS-CAMP-MORRIS-CASS-WOOD-UPSHUR-MARION-SMITH-GREGG-
HARRISON-CHEROKEE-RUSK-PANOLA-NACOGDOCHES-SHELBY-ANGELINA-
SAN AUGUSTINE-SABINE TX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DE QUEEN...NASHVILLE...ASHDOWN...HOPE...
PRESCOTT...TEXARKANA...LEWISVILLE...MAGNOLIA...EL DORADO...
SHREVEPORT...BOSSIER CITY...MINDEN...HOMER...RUSTON...
FARMERVILLE...MANSFIELD...COUSHATTA...BIENVILLE...JONESBORO...
MONROE...MANY...NATCHITOCHES...WINNFIELD...COLFAX...COLUMBIA...
JENA...IDABEL...CLARKSVILLE...MT VERNON...MT PLEASANT...
PITTSBURG...DAINGERFIELD...ATLANTA...QUITMAN...GILMER...
JEFFERSON...TYLER...LONGVIEW...MARSHALL...RUSK...HENDERSON...
CARTHAGE...NACOGDOCHES...CENTER...LUFKIN...SAN AUGUSTINE...
HEMPHILL
403 AM CST FRI FEB 20 2015

...A BITTERLY COLD AIRMASS WILL AFFECT THE FOUR STATE REGION
SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY WITH WINTER PRECIPITATION EXPECTED ACROSS
A LARGE PORTION OF THE REGION...

THE LEADING EDGE OF A STRONG ARCTIC AIRMASS WILL BEGIN TO MOVE
INTO THE REGION LATE SATURDAY WITH REINFORCING PIECES OF COLD AIR
DROPPING SOUTH OUT OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY
NIGHT. DISTURBANCES FROM THE WEST WILL PROVIDE THE LIFT NECESSARY
FOR OVERRUNNING MOISTURE TO MOVE BACK IN THE REGION ON SUNDAY WITH
JUST A COLD RAIN EXPECTED.

HOWEVER...AS WE MOVE INTO SUNDAY NIGHT...COLD AIR ADVECTION IS
STRONG IN THE LOWER LEVELS OF THE ATMOSPHERE AND THIS WILL ALLOW
FOR THE COLD RAIN TO TRANSITION OVER TO MIXED WINTER PRECIPITATION
ACROSS THE REGION. WHILE PRECIPITATION TYPE IS VERY UNCERTAIN AT
THIS TIME...A MIXTURE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET APPEARS PROBABLY
ACROSS NORTH LOUISIANA AND MUCH OF NORTHEAST TEXAS...WHILE FURTHER
NORTH ACROSS SOUTHERN ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...A MIXTURE
OF SLEET AND SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE. THIS PRECIPITATION IS LIKELY
TO CONTINUE INTO MONDAY WITH MANY AREAS STRUGGLING TO GET MUCH
ABOVE FREEZING DURING THE DAY...IF AT ALL.

AS THE EVENT NEARS...AMOUNTS WILL BECOME MORE CERTAIN...AS WILL
THE PRECIPITATION TYPE. PLEASE STAY TUNED AND CONTINUE TO MONITOR
THE WEATHER FORECAST AS THIS POTENTIAL WINTER STORM MOVES INTO THE
FOUR STATE REGION SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.

 

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Prospective candidates have one more week to file for city, school board races


We're down to one week left to file for a position on the ballot for the May 9 city and school board elections. Next Friday, Feb. 27 is the filing deadline.

 

In the Joaquin ISD, Thomas Harvey has been the lone filer, as positions held by Luke Garrett and Ronnie Belrose will be expiring.

 

For the City of Joaquin, incumbent council members LeeVern Stotts Gilliam and Mike Atkinson have both filed to run again. Two current Joaquin City Council members have filed to run for the seat of mayor, as Bill Baker and Pat Gray will be running.

 

There has been one filing for the Tenaha ISD board as Joe Anderson has submitted paperwork. The positions held by Bo Morris, Robert Barton and June Swint are up.

 

In the City of Tenaha Council race, Larry Terry has filed for re-election. Claudine Howard and Michael Baker’s spots on the council are also expiring.

 

At the Timpson ISD board member Dannie Hunt has filed for re-election, with seats held by Tracy Hooper and Beth Tipton up.

 

At the Timpson City Council, there is a correction as as only one person has filed, that's Linda Hancock. The three incumbents have not filed, including Kyle Allen, Janell Baker and George Grace. 

 

In the Shelbyville ISD board of trustees, incumbents Joe Tom Schillings and Etola Jones have re-filed, so has challenger Chris Koltonski.

 

If you’re interested in a position you can file at the respective school administration or city office by next Friday, Feb. 27.

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Gas price rise has slowed, Jasper County site of price war Thursday


Gasbuddy.com says the nation-wide average for a gallon of regular is $2.27, a nickel increase in the past week.

 

In Texas, its $2.11, up five pennies this week; Louisiana is up to $2.11, also a five-cent rise.

 

Locally, the lowest in Center this morning is $2.08, which is unchanged in the past week.

 

There was a gas price war in Jasper County Thursday afternoon into the evening as two convenience stores on Hwy. 63 west of Jasper were battling it out. At 7 p.m. last night the lowest for regular was $1.31, while diesel was $1.05.

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Old Spanish Trail Ride to set out for 59th trip to Houston Saturday morning in Joaquin


A 59-year old tradition rides on as the Old Spanish Trail Ride will begin its week-long horseback trek to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo starting Saturday morning.

 

According to trailride officials, due to construction of the Logansport Sabine River Bridge, the ride will start at the Fellowship School at Joaquin.

 

All well wishers are invited to line up on Hwy. 84 from Joaquin Ram Football Stadium through the downtown area around 9:45 to 10 a.m. tomorrow morning and take part in the depart.

 

The trail ride began in 1956, will make the 216-ride from Hwy. 84, then to Hwy. 59 onward to Houston.

 

The first night's camp is at SoSo Park in Timpson Saturday.

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Pre-sale tickets available through today for CHS Senior Celebration on Monday


Senior Celebration for the Class of 2015 at Center High School is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the CHS Cafetorium.

 

Senior Celebration is a chance for parents/guardians, other relatives, and community members to share in our seniors’ celebration of their accomplishments and approaching graduation.

 

The program consists of the introduction of each graduating senior, the announcement of class favorites, and the presentation of a senior video.

 

Tickets are on sale and may be purchased at the front office at CHS for $4 for adults and $3 for students until 3:30 p.m. Friday, February 20th.

 

After that date there will be a charge of $5 per person at the door.

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West Shelby County VFD chili fundraiser lunch to be held Saturday


Fire Chief Jerryl Adams invites all to the West Shelby County VFD chili lunch fundraiser tomorrow Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the fellowship hall of Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church, Hwy. 7 West.

 

$5 will get you chili, crackers, dessert and drink. Eat in or take out.

 

All proceeds go to the fire department for much needed equipment.

 

For more details call 598-6321, 332-1267 or 598-2317.

 

Call or text orders to (936)488-1627, 332-1267 or 552-1546 after 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

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All-u-can eat fish fry Saturday evening in Huxley for Mission Belize Trip 2015


There will be an all-u-can eat fish fry at the Huxley Fire Dept. this Saturday, Feb. 21 starting at 5 p.m.

 

Dine in plates are $15 or carry out, $10.

 

Plates include fish, fries, hushpuppies, cole slaw, beans, bread, drink and dessert.

 

All proceeds to Mission Belize Trip 2015.

 

For more information contact Rusty Hall at 318-422-1511 or Jamie Jamison at 936-590-1240.

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Shelby County DU annual Green Wing event set for March 21


Shelby County Ducks Unlimited is getting ready for its annual Green Wing event at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 21.

 

The event will be held at Bob & Sheilah Reeves residence on County Road 3121 off Hwy. 7 east of Center, right after passing the airport.

 

There will be prizes for all kids, along with Texas Parks & Wildlife Game Wardens providing hunter safety, Mike Hudman with Black Water Retrievers with a dog demo and a free hot dog meal.

 

All kids ages up to 17 are invited to attend.

 

Registration starts at 9:30 a.m.

 

For more information call Clint Tanner at 936-332-4767 or Adam Reeves at 936-332-6420.

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Funeral Notices: 02/20/15


Obits:

 

Watson & Sons Funeral Home announces service for 80-year old Shirley Anne Clarke Hutson of Timpson. She passed away Thursday in Katy. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Watson & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, with interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. A visitation will be held prior to service beginning at 12 noon. Among Shirley Anne Clarke Hutson’s survivor is her husband, Edward Hutson of Timpson; children, Sue Hutson & Patrick Redmond of Cypress, E. Lee Hutson, Jr. of Houston and Sharon Hutson & Delbert Johnson of Timpson.

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces a graveside service for 6-month old Ariana Alexis Marie Moore. She passed away Monday at Center Emergency Department. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Mangum Funeral Home. Among Ariana Moore’s survivors are her parents, Billy & Angela Moore of Center; brothers, Emmanuel Mejia and Zayden Moore; and grandparents, Warren & Cindy McDaniel of San Augustine, Buddy & Stacey Moore of Nacogdoches and Domingo & Patti Majia of Florida.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine announces service for 57-year old Juan Garcia of Nacogdoches, formerly of Broaddus. Service will be at 10 a.m. this morning at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with burial at Broaddus Cemetery.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine announces service for 73-year old Mrs. Lydia Ann Long of San Augustine. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with burial at Tebo Cemetery, Sabine County. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. this evening at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary announces service for 52-year old Andrew Early “Andy” Williams of Geneva. Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at County Line Baptist Church, with interment at County Line Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at Garner & Son Chapel. Among Andy Williams survivors is his wife, Vema Tanner of San Augustine; son K.C. Price of San Augustine; daughter, Vera Tanner of Center; step-mother, Deloris Williams of San Augustine; brothers, Leo Williams, Jr., Willie Williams and Danny & Eartha Williams, all of Geneva; Christopher & Shareeta Barnes of Nacogdoches and James & Olivia Barnes of San Augustine; and sisters, Victoria Barnes of San Augustine, Verdale Barnes of Pineland and Nefreteri & Steve Williams of San Augustine.

 

Community Funeral Home of Center announces service for 44-year old Lloyd Steven Moore of San Augustine. He passed away Monday at a Lufkin hospital. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Nacogdoches Bible Fellowship, with burial at West View Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. today at Community Funeral Home in Center.

 

Autry Funeral Home of Jacksonville announces a graveside service for 61-year old Mable Green Campbell of Tyler, formerly of Center. She passed away Tuesday in Tyler. Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. this afternoon at Resthaven Memorial Park in Jacksonville. Visitation will begin at the cemetery at 3 p.m. Among local survivors is a brother, Eddie & Donna Green of Tenaha. 

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San Augustine Main Street seeking sponsors for heritage festival on May 2


The City of San Augustine Main Street Patrons and Loyal Supporters  is looking forward to an event on Saturday, May 2, 2015!   It is the first Main Street heritage festival.   

 

We would like to ask if there are individuals/organizations  that would like to contribute and be a sponsor to defray the expenses of putting on such an event. 

 

Some of the events already scheduled are musical entertainment, food vendors, guests both local and out of town with cultural demonstrations, displays, tours, 5K, art and craft vendors, business vendors, etc

 

.First year expenses include directional signage that can be re-used in future years.   

Please call and let me know if you have a monetary donation for this event.

Tracy Cox
Main Street Manager
City of San Augustine
100 W. Columbia St. Rm. 301 B
San Augustine, Texas   75972

936-201-9798

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Capitol Update February 19, 2015


This week the Legislature heard from the other branches of government.  In joint sessions of the House and Senate, we heard the State of the State from Governor Greg Abbott and the State of the Judiciary from Chief Justice Nathan Hecht.

 

Gov. Abbott laid out his priorities for the legislative session, which included expansion of pre-k programs, tax cuts, increasing transportation funding, border security, and funding for higher education. 

 

I agree with Gov. Abbott that we need to secure the border, especially in light of the failure of the federal government to do so.  We need to make sure that we are listening to our commanders on the ground about the most appropriate way to tackle this crisis.  I look forward to making sure that we have a sensible, appropriate plan for achieving permanent solutions to our border crisis.

 

I am also looking forward to working on the issue of transportation funding.  The Transportation Committee met for the first time this morning to hear from the Department of Transportation, the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Public Safety on many of the issues we will be addressing this session.  I am confident that by eliminating diversions from the gas tax fund and dedicating other revenues to transportation, we will be able to solve the funding problem without raising your taxes.

 

This week, I also continued to file and co-author legislation ranging from allowing probation officers to obtain concealed handgun licenses to alleviating expenses currently paid by DPS and the Department of Motor Vehicles.  These measures will allow for reduced expenditures by the government and more efficient use of your tax dollars.

 

As always, if you have any ideas for legislation or any comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at 512-463-0556 or district9.paddie@house.state.tx.us.

 

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Funeral Notice: Shirley Anne Clarke Hutson


Shirley Anne Clarke Hutson, 80, of Timpson, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015 in Katy. 

 

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Ozay Ford officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.  A visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.

 

Mrs. Hutson was born September 13, 1934 in Richmond, Virginia to Miles Clarke and Edna Earl Farley Clarke. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Mrs. Hutson was of the Methodist faith.

 

She is survived by

Husband of 61 years: Edward Hutson of Timpson

 

Children:

Sue Hutson Redmond and husband, Patrick, of Cypress

E. Lee Hutson Jr. of Houston

Sharon Hutson Johnson and husband, Delbert, of Timpson

 

Grandchildren:

Angie Kleb Knaute and husband, Alex, of Cypress

Kristin Kleb and fiancé, Chris, of Spring

Sarah Kleb Barrow and husband, Charles, of Cypress

Lee Hutson Grumbles and wife, Lauren, of Houston

Jennifer Johnson Norton and husband, Clint, of Shelbyville

Jamie Johnson and fiancé, Brandon Ryan, of Garrison

 

10 Great Grandchildren:

 

Special Friend & Companion: Millie

 

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

 

Preceded in death by

Parents: Miles Clarke and Edna Earl Farley Clarke

Sibling: Robert Clarke

 

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

 

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2014-2015 Shelbyville Dragons take first district basketball championship in 26 years


Shelbyville Dragons boys basketball team won a district championship for the first time since 1989. The Dragons are 16-5 and finished district with a 9-1 record.  We are Dragon Proud!

 

Coach Jerod Roland
Asst. Coach Joe Boykins

 

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Graveside Service Notice: Ariana Alexis Marie Moore


Mangum Funeral Home

P.O. Box 2043

Center, Texas 75935

(936) 598-3341

Obituary Notice:

Ariana Alexis Marie Moore

 

 

 

Ariana Alexis Marie Moore, age 6 months, of Center passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at Center Emergency Department.


Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Buddy Moore officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

 

She was born August 15, 2014 in Nacogdoches to William Bryce and Angela Marie (Mejia) Moore.

 

Pallbearers will be Buddy Moore, Warren McDaniel, Desmond Moore & Weston Cuttill.

 

She is survived by:

Parents:

Billy & Angela Moore of Center

2 Brothers:

Emmanuel Mejia

Zayden Moore

Grandparents:
Warren & Cindy McDaniel of San Augustine

Buddy & Stacey Moore of Nacogdoches

Domingo & Patti Mejia of Florida

Uncles & Aunts:

Buddy & Yamboree Moore of San Augustine

Christy Moore of San Augustine

Lisa & Wayne Kennebrew of Irving

Brandy Mejia of Tennessee

Anthony Cuttill of El Paso

Weston Cuttill of San Antonio

Cousins:
Ehlygah, Aahlyah & IZAah Moore

Desmond Moore, D’Andrick Smith

Shakur, Arial, Herbert, Ethan & Alissa Kennebrew

 

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas

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Tenaha Tiger Daily 02/19/15; Lady Tigers to play Colmesneil in area playoff tonight


Tiger Daily

Enrollment: 563

February 19, 2015- 9th & 11th Grade Field Trip to Panola; Little Dribblers;
Lady Tigers vs Colmesneil at West Sabine HS in Pineland 6:30 pm

February 20, 2015-VB vs Quinlan Boles in Arp 6:15 pm; Lady Soccer @ Chapel
Hill 4:00 pm

February 21, 2015-Elementary Dance; Little Dribblers

February 23, 2015-Bi- District VB vs Cushing There at 6:00 pm; Tickets $5/$3

February 26, 2015-HS Boys Track vs Elysian Fields

February 27, 2015-Lady Tigers Soccer New Summerfield Round Robin Tournament

March 2, 2015-JH Boys Track vs West Sabine

March 5, 2015-Gary Base Ball Tournament in Gary


GAME TIME!!!!!

Tonight at 6:30 PM, the Tenaha Lady Tigers will try and win their 2nd
consecutive Area Championship when they take on the Colmesneil Lady Bulldogs
at Pineland's West Sabine High School. 

 

Every one please make their way down Highway 96 tonight to support Coach Davison and the Lady Tigers as they put their 23-9 record on the line in the 2015 playoff debut. 

Last year in Area, Jalyssa Steadman's three pointer with under :30 remaining gave the Lady Tigers the needed bucket to defeat Big Sandy 51-50 and advance to the
Regional Quarterfinal. 

 

With a win tonight, the Lady Tigers will advance to the Regional Quarterfinal again where a very good and state ranked Evadale team could be waiting.  The Lady Tigers will be in maroon tonight, so match up and let's go get a Championship. 

 Tigers to Open Playoffs @ Cushing

With the rationale that Tenaha and Cushing probably have the two
best playoff site arenas around, officials from  both schools agreed to flip
for home court advantage in Monday's first round playoff matchup between the
Tigers and Bearkats. 

 

The coin came up Cushing and therefore, Tenaha will play its Bi-District playoff on the road against Cushing on Monday at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $5 and $3 and stay tuned to the Tiger Daily for game information.   
 

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Timpson Elementary Students taking part in Reading Buddy Program


 

Timpson Elementary Agents for Change students are currently participating in a Reading Buddy Program.

 

Each Agent on this committee has been assigned a younger student and is serving as their Reading Buddy for six weeks.

 

As a Reading Buddy the Agent reads to the younger student, listens to them read, and rewards them with incentives for reading.

 

We are in the third week of the program and everyone involved is excited and enjoying the program.

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National Weather Service 7-day forecast


The National Weather Service in Shreveport is seeing 2 more "interesting" Arctic cold fronts pushing toward our Deep East Texas area. One this week-end and another toward next week-end.  The freezing precipitation should once again stay to our North into OKLA, and East into ARK/Northern LA areas.  The freezing forms will expand again all across the mid section of the country just like the one that just passed.  Both fronts will keep our temps at about 5-7 degrees cooler than normal for this time of the year.

The first event will begin with clouds building on Friday the 20th. The rain is forecast to begin late in the evening.  This is not a heavy rain event, but it will be a cold rain over an extended period through late Tuesday afternoon with 1/10 to 1/4 inch each day. Friday and Saturday temperatures will be above normal (pushing 70 degrees) ahead of the cold air on Sunday.  Our temps will drop into the upper 40's to low 50's for highs and low to mid 30's for low evening temperatures.  It will be windy with gusts in the 15 to 20 mph range through Monday evening. The winds will begin gusting from the South on Friday and turn gusty from the North on Sunday.

The second front will once again make its arrival known by Friday of next week.

NWS advisory's will be issued should the forecasts change between now and the arrival of the fronts should they turn severe.

 

 

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Shelby County Chamber of Commerce seeking cook teams for sanctioned barbecue cook-off sponsored by Farmers State Bank


 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce announces that the Grill Fest sanctioned barbecue cook-off sponsored by Farmers State Bank will take place Saturday, March 21 on the grounds of the Windham Civic Center. 

 

“Over $6,500 will be awarded in prize money to registered cook teams.  Cook teams may register and enter the contest with a $200 registration fee prior to March 17 or $250 after that date,” according to Kimberly McElroy, Grill Fest Chairman.  The barbecue cook-off is sanctioned by the Lone Star Barbecue Society.

 

Prize money for the top three cook teams will be awarded in three categories – Pork Spare Ribs, Chicken and Brisket. First place is $1,000, second place $750 and third place $500. Trophies will be awarded for Grand Champion and Reserve Champion. Set-up, meat inspection and cooking will begin Friday afternoon, March 20. Cook teams may also take part in the Bean Cook-Off with a $10 entry fee and jackpot prize.

 

An entry wristband will be $10 with the public invited to sample tastings of barbecue at cook team stations.

 

In addition to the Chillin’ and Grillin’, there will be a washer Pitching Tournament sponsored by Shelby Savings Bank, a 42 Tournament and live music. 

 

New this year, Cook Teams and the public are invited to participate in a Dessert Cook-Off. Desserts may be prepared on-site or off-site. There will be a $10 entry fee per dessert with a jackpot prize, trophy and bragging rights.

 

Registration forms and additional information is available at www.shelbycountychamber.com or at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office – 936-598-3682.  Questions may be emailed to info@shelbycountychamber.com.

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Timpson Bears' basketball bi-district game set with Carlisle


The Timpson Bears will play Carlisle in a first-round playoff game at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Tatum ISD.  Ticket Prices Adults: $4, Students $3. 
 

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Center Middle School Junior Beta Club attends Texas State Convention


Center Middle School Junior Beta Club attended the annual Texas State Convention held in Grapevine, Texas on February 16-17, 2015 at The Texas Gaylord.


Beta Members have been preparing for competition in several events at the state level.  Their diligence and hard work resulted in several students earning the privilege to compete at national level this summer.


Competitions resulted in the following:
First Place – Spotlight Your Club - Mallory Fausett, Taylor Burch, Olivia Johnson, Kalei LaRock, and (not pictured) Annah Kate Morris
Second Place – Oil/Acrylics - Kamryn Holt
Second Place – Essay - Kamryn Holt
First Place – Handmade Jewelry - Keelan Williams
First Place – Wreath-Benjamin Galindo
Second Place – Living Literature  -Tyler Herndon, Cheyenne Byrnes, Makayla Mayo, Dalton Snider, Katelyn Bolton, Keaton Watlington, Josh Clinton, Dayton Bush, Caroline Scull, Bryanna Sample, Keelan Williams, Blane Agnew, Grant Hockenberry, Colton Crawford (not pictured).

 

National competition will be held June 25-29, 2015 at Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN.

 

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Graveside Service Notice: Mable Green Campbell


Graveside services for Mable Green Campbell, age 61, of Tyler, formerly of Center, are scheduled for 4 pm, Friday, February 20, 2015 at Resthaven Memorial Park in Jacksonville. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home Chapel and Chuck Horton will officiate.

 

Mrs. Campbell passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in Tyler.


She was born January 15, 1954 in Eldorado, Arkansas to Charles and Martha Green.

Mable enjoyed being with her family, she was best friends with her daughter Amanda and loved being GiGi to her grandchildren.


She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 25 years, Larry B. Campbell.

Survivors include her daughter, Amanda Franklin and husband Andrew Maricle of Tyler; 3 grandchildren, Jaycee Franklin, and Sydnie and Syerra Maricle; sister, Neoma Clephas; brother, Eddie green and wife Donna all of Tenaha; brother in-law Tom Campbell and wife Nancy of Whitehouse; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at the cemetery at 3:00pm on Friday, February 20, 2015. 

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My Five Cents...A monthly column from Sen. Robert Nichols


This week we celebrated President's Day. George Washington, who is also known as the "Father of our Country", is one that I admire the most. Through his skills, leadership and longing to live in a country of free people, he helped lay the foundation for our country's future by building a lasting democratic institution. These principles have stood the test of time and guide every decision I make as I represent you in the Texas Senate.

 

Here are five things that happened this week at your Texas Capitol:

 

1.      State of the State

 

On Tuesday, at a joint session of the Texas Senate and House, Governor Abbott gave the State of the State address. He began by recognizing Texas for leading the country in job creation for so many years. On this foundation of success, he believes the Legislature will be able to build "an even better Texas."

 

The Governor laid out the emergency items in his budget, which included ensuring we returned local control back to the school districts of Texas and the importance of expanding the university system in Texas. His budget will more than double state spending on border security and add 500 new state troopers for border security. He also spoke about adding more than $4 billion a year to build more roads in Texas without raising taxes, fees or tolls. The sources for his funding plan include money from Proposition 1, approved last year, the end of highway fund tax diversions, and the redirection of one-half of existing motor vehicle sales taxes.

 

2.      Immigration Lawsuit

 

Recently, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen of Brownsville ruled against President Obama's order to shield up to five million undocumented immigrants from deportation. Two programs which formalized the immigrant status of more than 600,000 people nationwide, since 2012, were set to expand this week. With this ruling, the expansion of this and an additional similar program has been halted.

 

In December 2014, then State Attorney General Abbott and 25 other states filed a lawsuit which would block the president's executive actions on behalf of Texas. Judge Hanen stated the Obama administration's programs would impose major burdens on states by straining states budgets with an increased number of illegal immigrants. He also stated the administration had not followed the required procedures for changing federal rules. Approximately 743,000 illegal immigrants in Texas qualify for the expanded and new programs, and this injunction takes away their protection from deportation and other benefits provided.

 

3.      Increasing Physicians in State

 

I have co-authored Senate Bill 18, by Senator Jane Nelson, which would increase funding for Graduate Medical Education (GME) in the state. With the addition of new medical students in existing and new medical schools around the state, there are not enough graduate medical education spots available for every medical school graduate.

 

This bill would  implement new programs to create and maintain residency programs for physicians in critical shortage areas across the state, as well as increase the number of family and primary doctors in rural and high need communities. An endowment would also be created, to be used solely to help grow GME programs starting in fiscal year 2018.

 

4.      Texas Forest Service

 

This week I had the honor of recognizing the Texas Forest Service in the Texas Senate as they celebrated their Centennial. The Texas Forest Service was created in 1915 by the 34th Texas Legislature as part of the Texas A&M University System. Originally this program was focused on the forests of East Texas, but over the last 20 years they have established a statewide presence in their wildfire prevention and suppression role.

 

Additionally, they respond to other incidents such as hurricanes and floods, train teams of local emergency response staff, and assist landowners and communities with the management and protection of forests and trees. I am thankful for the services the The Texas Forest Service provides as they are especially important in my district.

 

5.      Oldest Veteran in the Nation

 

During the State of the State address, Governor Abbott  recognized a special guest, Richard Arvine Overton. Mr. Overton, who resides in Austin, TX,  is believed to be the nation's oldest veteran at the age of 108 years old. He was born in 1906 and served in the Pacific Theater from 1942 to 1945. After the war, he worked at local furniture stores before taking a position with the Texas Treasury Department in Austin. It was an honor to meet Mr. Orton and recognize him for his service to his country.

 

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Center Broadcasting Co. invites you to "like" the Center Broadcasting Co. Facebook page for regular news, sports, weather and event postings.

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Enjoy the sun today, rain replaces it Friday thru the weekend


Today: Sunny, with a high near 54. East wind around 5 mph.
 
Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 42. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Friday: A 40 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 65. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, low around 61.
 
Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, high near 71.
 
Saturday Night: A 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, with a low around 51.
 
Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.
 
Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain, with a low around 35.
 
Monday: A 30 percent chance of rain, with a high near 38.
 
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.
 
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 49.
 
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 32.
 
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 02/18/15--02/19/15


Arrest Report

 

02/18/15—02/19/15

 

Shelby County:

 

Zachary Whitten, 20, Grand Cane, LA., Theft

 

San Augustine County:

 

Kurtis Johnson, 51, San Augustine, Assault

 

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

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Reported missing child found safe after short search Wednesday evening


Some tense moments for a short time after dark last night when a three-year old child was reported missing just north of Center.

 

Around 6:30 p.m. a call went out from Shelby County Sheriff’s Department Communications saying a three-year old female was missing from a trailer park on County Road 4203, (Old Tenaha Road), located off FM 2026 (Fulsom Chapel Road).

 

Law enforcement and volunteers were dispatched to a trailer park to begin a search for the missing child. Within 30-minutes, the youngster was found safe.

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Timpson ISD classes resume today after gas line break Wednesday


Class are expected to resume to normal at the Timpson ISD this morning after students were evacuated off campus following a gas leak late Wednesday morning.

 

According to Assistant Superintendent Mary Lynn Tinkle, a utility contractor that was boring for an underground fiber optics line and struck a Center Point Energy natural gas line in front of Timpson Middle School causing the leak shortly after 11 a.m.

 

As a precaution, students were removed campus-wide and transported by bus to First Baptist Church. The decision was made to dismiss classes for remainder of the day at 1 p.m.

 

Ms. Tinkle said a repair crew from Tyler was summoned to make a repair to the ruptured gas line.

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San Augustine City Council exploring new utility meters, discussing tax abatement option for new Rudy's/McDonalds store


The City of San Augustine is looking to move forward with the purchase and installation of new electricity and water meters that can be read in house.

 

Mayor Leroy Hughes says the city council will learn more about the meters when Victor Guzman of WESCO Distribution is expected to make a power-point presentation at next month's meeting.

 

He said the meters would allow for a more precise "true-read", therefore a savings to both customers and the city. Mayor Hughes says the costs to San Augustine would be around $500,000, with a possible payment option.

 

The City of San Augustine is also looking to approve a tax abatement for the new Rudy's Truck Stop/McDonalds that is expected to open in late April/early May.

 

Mayor Hughes said West Barrett Street, on the north side of the property on Hwy. 96 north is in need of repaving, and the convenience store owner has said he would pay for a concrete surface job, some 240 feet, which would cost somewhere around $50-55,000.

 

Mayor Hughes said the city is looking at contributing $20,000 to the project (that's roughly the cost of an asphalt surface), and in return, the balance would be removed from Rudy's tax bill.

 

He added due to the roadway being used primarily by 18-wheelers to access the diesel fuel lanes, an asphalt surface just would not hold up.

 

Mayor Hughes says discussion continues on the possibility of this type of tax abatement.

 

As for city manager candidates, Mayor Hughes says the city continues to accept applications and has set no timeline for a hire to replace the late Bruce Milstead.

 

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Shelby County Chamber Grill Fest, "Chillin & Grillin 2015" set for March 21, entries being accepted


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the annual Shelby County Grill Fest "Chillin' & Grillin' 2015" to be held Saturday, March 21 at the Windham Civic Center.

 

The BBQ cook off is sanctioned by the Lonestar Barbecue Society, and will feature competion cooking of brisket, chicken and pork spare ribs, with a $6,750 payout per meat, in addition to a trophy for grand champion and reserve champion.

 

There will also be a 42 tournament, horseshoe and washer pitching contest, as well as live bands, tasting and shopping.

 

Entry fee for cooking is $250 including all meat categories, with a $50 discount.

 

Entry forms are available at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office or at the chamber's website, www.shelbycountychamber.com.

 

The chamber office number is 936-598-3682.

 

 

 

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San Augustine Chamber to kick off "Let's Get Fit" challenge Feb. 24


The San Augustine County Chamber of Commerce will kick-off their first “Let’s Get Fit” Challenge for San Augustine County next Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at The Body Shop.

 

According to organizers, the goal is to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle for San Augustine County. Wellness Challenges have been proven effective to make individuals aware of the small steps that can help achieve a healthier lifestyle.

 

The 3-month challenge will being March 1 and end May 31. Lou Ann Mill at The Body Shop, 124 E. Columbia St. in San Augustine, has volunteered to be the weigh-in headquarters.

 

Each contestant must submit an application along with a $15 fee by Feb. 24.

 

All personal and weight information will be kept private.

 

There will be awards and drawings for those that excel at weight loss. F

 

or more information, contact the San Augustine County Chamber of Commerce.

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Local Sports Round up 02/19/15; Tenaha Lady Tigers enter state playoffs tonight, girl softball teams involved in tourney action, Rider Baseball scrimmages at Pollock Central today


In Sports,

 

High School Basketball:

 

Girls’ Playoffs:

 

Class 2A Area

 

Tenaha Lady Tigers vs. Colmesneil, at 6:30 p.m., tonight, Pineland-West Sabine High School. Winner will play the Evadale-Carlisle winner in the regional quarterfinal round.

 

Shelbyville Lady Dragons vs. Broaddus Lady Bulldogs, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Hemphill ISD. Winner gets the Cushing-Big Sandy winner in the regional quarterfinals.

 

Class 3A Area:

 

Garrison Lady Bulldogs vs. Anahuac, 8 p.m. Friday, Woodville. Winner will play winner of Central Heights-Buna game in regional quarterfinals.

 

Central Heights Lady Blue Devils vs. Buna, 6 p.m., Friday, Livingston High School.

 

Woden vs. East Chambers, 6 p.m., Friday, Woodville

 

Class A Area:

 

Chireno vs. Abbott, 8 p.m., Friday, Leon-Jewett High School 

 

 

Boys' Basketball:

 

The Center Roughriders have a share of the Dist. 19-4A championship and are headed to the playoffs, but they must play one more game against a district opponent as they take on Tatum at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Gary to determine playoff seeding. Center and Tatum split during the regular season. The winner will get Jasper in bi-district, while the #2 seed has Huntington.

 

The 9th Grade Center Roughrider basketball team took the Dist. 19-4A championship Tuesday night with a 57-24 win over Henderson. The Rider JV also end the season with a 68-46 win.

 

The Shelbyville Dragons have a first-round bye and must wait the result of the West Sabine-Evadale bi-district game to see who they’ll play in area.

 

The Tenaha Tigers will take on Cushing in a Class 2A bi-district game at 6 p.m. Monday in Cushing. Both schools agreed to a home-and-home coin flip and Cushing won. The winner will meet San Augustine.

 

The Timpson Bears will have Carlisle in a first-round playoff game. The site, day and time for that game has not been determined.

 

The San Augustine Wolves have a first-round bye thanks to winning Dist. 23-2A and will get the Tenaha-Cushing winner in area.

 

College Hoops:

 

The SFA Lumberjacks return home to play Nicholls State in a double-header with the LadyJacks Saturday.

 

Golf:

 

The Center Roughrider Golf Team played at Emerald Bay Country Club in Bullard again Wednesday. After winning the event their last week, the team did not place. Junior Beau Buster Byrnes was third medallist with a 77, Austin Craig finished is sixth with an 80, and Rex Kirkley shot a 94. Craig and Kirkley are sophomores.

 

Soccer:

 

The Center Riders and Lady Riders have a bye Friday and will return to action at home against Hudson Feb. 24.

 

Softball:

 

The Center Lady Riders will be at the Hudson Tourney beginning today.

 

The Joaquin Lady Rams will start the season today in the Carthage Tournament.

 

The Timpson Lady Bears will be in the Hudson Tournament today to open the season.

 

The Garrison Lady Bulldogs are in the Longview Tournament thru Saturday.

 

Baseball:

 

The Center Riders’ will scrimmage with Central at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon at Pollock Central. The Riders are scheduled to have their final scrimmage at home against Jasper this Friday starting with JV at 4:30 p.m.

 

The Center Roughrider Baseball program is sponsoring a benefit Hit-a-Thon at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roughrider Field. Players are hoping to raise at least $5,000 for the program to help off-set expenses. Players have been asking for donations and any help would be appreciated. The hit-a-thon’s format will have each Rider getting 10 pitches, with the total distance hit, multiplied what was pledged per foot the amount raised by the player. For more, contact Rider Head Coach David Sheppherd at Center High School.

 

The Shelbyville Dragons are scheduled to scrimmage West Sabine at 5 p.m. today in Shelbyville.

 

The Joaquin Rams will be in the Stanley Jamboree Saturday.


The high school regular season begins next Monday, Feb. 23.

 

Power Lifting:

Center High School will be hosting an invitational at Center High School Gym at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon.

 

College Track & Field:

SFA completes the team sweep at the 2015 Southland Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships! The team indoor titles are the first for both the Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks since the 2013 season.

 

Semi-Pro Football:

The East Texas Oilers will kick-off their season at 3 p.m. Saturday at Roughrider Stadium. The full-contact team has a number of players from the area, and will play all their home games in Center. The Oilers will play the Louisiana Lightning Saturday.

 

The San Augustine Lions Sporting Clay Shoot will be held this Saturday, Feb. 21 at Fairway Farm, located five miles east of San Augustine on Hwy. 21. All proceeds benefit Texas Lions’ Camp, local charities and scholarships. The shoot will consist of four or five person teams. Individuals are welcome and everyone will be placed on a team. There will be one flight beginning at 10 a.m., registration starts at 8 a.m. Fee is $100 per shooter. Food, drinks and prizes will be provided. A special brass plated lever-action Henry rifle donated by T-Roy Broussard from the “Swamp People” TV show will be auctioned and another Henry rifle will be awarded to the “top shooter”. Title sponsors are Contango Oil & Gas Company, XTO Entergy and CHI St. Luke’s Health. For more information contact Norrell Thomas at 936-275-6015 or Kenny Fowler at 936-275-6208. Entry forms are also available at Center Broadcasting at 307 San Augustine Street in Center.

 

The Logansport Chamber of Commerce will have their 8th annual Sand Bass Tournament Saturday, March 14. Entry fee is $150 per team, with an optional $50 per team for Big Bass. Fishing begins at 6 a.m., and boats must be landed on Toledo Bend or the Sabine River. Fishing on the bank is also allowed. First-place will pay $5,000. Prize money payouts are based on a minimum of 75 teams entered. A copy of the tournament rules and an entry form is available at Center Broadcasting, 307 San Augustine St. in Center.

 

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Funeral Notices: 02/19/15


Obits:

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces pending service for 6-month old Ariana Moore

 

Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson announces service for 76-year old Jerry Margarett Nix of Timpson. Service will be at 10 a.m. this moring at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, with interment at Shiloh Cemetery, Rusk County.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine announces service for 42-year old Linda Faye Keaster Harty of San Augustine. Service will be at 10 a.m. this morning at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with cremation to follow. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. this morning at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine announces service for 91-year old Mr. Seaman William Bradberry of San Augustine. Service will be at 2 p.m. this afternoon at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with burial at Attoyac Cemetery, San Augustine County.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine announces service for 57-year old Juan Garcia of Nacogdoches, formerly of Broaddus. Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with burial at Broaddus Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. this evening at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine announces service for 73-year old Mrs. Lydia Ann Long of San Augustine. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with burial at Tebo Cemetery, Sabine County. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

 

Garner & Son Mortuary announces pending service for 52-year old Andy Williams of Geneva. He passed away Tuesday at Colonial Pines Care Center in San Augustine.

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UPDATE: 3-YEAR OLD CHILD HAS BEEN FOUND, SAFE


Shelby County Sheriff's Department communications is reporting that a three-year old Hispanic female reported missing wihin the past 30 minutes has been found, safe. The child went missing from a residence on County Road 4293, which is Old Tenaha Road off Fulsom Chapel Road, FM 2026.

 

 

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San Augustine Garden Club Gala Garden Fair March 27-28


Gala Garden Fair

Hosted by the San Augustine Garden Club

March 27th (9AM-6PM) & 28th (9AM-3PM), 2015

Historic Museum Theater, Downtown San Augustine

 

Program Schedule

 

Friday, March 27:

10 AM-CHARLES BRADBERRY

GRAFTING

12 NOON-KENT POWELL

OUR PRECIOUS WATER-

BUILDING A RAIN BARREL

2 PM-MIKE MALONE

GROWING A BACKYARD VEGETABLE GARDEN

AND ALL THE ALTERNATIVES

 

Saturday, March 28:

11 AM-DR. JARRED BARNES, SFA

ORNAMENTAL PLANT DESIGN

1 PM-MIKE AND LINDA BORDELON

BEES, BEES, BEES-

LIFE’S SWEETNESS

 

Event contact info: Janice Moore 936-675-1072

 

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Texas crop weather for Feb. 18


COLLEGE STATION – The drought may have receded in much of Texas, but reservoir levels are, if anything, worse in many areas than they were a year ago, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

“If we look at the major urban cities, particularly from the Metroplex down the Interstate 35 corridor, on down to San Antonio, it’s pretty dire,” said Dr. Guy Fipps, AgriLife Extension irrigation engineer, College Station.

According to the Texas Water Development Board, monitored water supply reservoirs were about 65 percent full as of Feb. 17. But the number is misleading, Fipps said, because the average is skewed by many of the larger reservoirs in East Texas, such as the Jacksonville Reservoir, which is full.

“What we see out in East Texas, the reservoir levels are pretty good, but if we move to the central part of the state, we really have pretty low reservoir levels, and in some places, it’s even worse than it was last year,” he said.

Cities will see continuing water-use restrictions, according to Fipps. As far as agricultural interests, it depends upon where they are, but many who depend upon river water will likely see recurring cutbacks in water allocations.

Some of the lowest reservoirs are those fed by the Rio Grande River, such as Amistad reservoir in Val Verde County at 62.6 percent full and Falcon Reservoir, southeast of Laredo at 33.8 percent, he said.

“This water (in both reservoirs) is shared between Texas and Mexico, and cities in Texas have priority over agriculture, so it looks like another bad year for Texas farmers and irrigation districts in the lower Rio Grande Basin,” Fipps said. “And the Highland Lakes around Austin, they’re running really low, which also bodes really bad for downstream agricultural water users and even cities there in the Austin area, which will likely see continuing yard watering restrictions.”

The problem is that the rainfall hasn’t been evenly distributed across the state, he said.

“Here in the Bryan, College Station area, where I live, we’ve received lots of rainfall, but we don’t have reservoirs around here, as we rely on groundwater,” Fipps said.

“If you look to the Hill Country and in northwest Texas, where most of the rainfall would have had to occur to fill the reservoirs, they just haven’t had any rains to create runoff.”

AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries:

East: Conditions varied across the region, with southern counties reporting rain and continued wet conditions, while the northern counties had dry, sunny weather. Temperature highs were reported in the 70s at the beginning of the week, then dropping to the 30s. The higher temperatures helped winter forages catch up and somewhat dried out waterlogged roots. Only Harrison County reported subsoil moisture as short. Other counties in the region reported adequate or surplus soil moisture. Topsoil moisture was reported as adequate or surplus in all counties except Harrison, which reported it as short. Ponds and creeks remained full in Cherokee County. Anderson County truck farmers and row crop producers were prevented from working in the fields due to the wet conditions. Fruit trees and bare-root trees were being planted and pruned. Cattle prices were firm, with some classes higher. Hay and supplements were still being fed to cattle. Most cattle were in good condition. Spring calving was in progress. Weaning and selling of market-ready calves and cull cows continued. Goat prices remained good, with demand strong. Several counties reported feral hog activity.

Southeast: Soil moisture varied widely, but was mostly in the adequate to surplus range. Rangeland and pasture ratings varied widely too, from good to excellent, with fair being the most common rating. Hardin County was the exception, reporting 100 percent poor rangeland and pasture conditions. Warmer weather was needed to support grass growth. The available moisture favored cool-season forage growth. Rain was forecast for the next week, and winter-pasture producers were busy applying nitrogen fertilizer. Some producers were applying phosphorus and potassium as well. Chicken litter was also being applied to hay fields. In Fort Bend County, producers were spraying weeds in preparation for planting. Livestock were in fair to good condition.

 

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Timpson Bear Update 02/18/15; Classes to resume as usual Thursday following evacuation after gas leak


After the campus was evacuated late Wednesday morning due to a ruptured gas line, and classes were dismissed for the day, the Timpson ISD will resume classes tomorrow at the normal time. If there are any changes we will notify accordingly.
 
THS Twirler Try-Outs -  Jr. High and High School Twirling tryouts are Tuesday Feb. 24th.

Student Competes at Houston Livestock Show - Colton Gutermuth, a seventh grade student at Timpson Middle School, will compete at the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Sporting Clays Shooting Event on Friday Feb. 27.  Colton will be competing in the 12-14 year old class for Shelby County Shooters.  Over 200 shooters are expected to compete in this event. His parents are Steven and Stephanie Gutemuth.  Good luck Colton!
 


TES Black History Display - Attached is a photo that is an example of  a display done by the Timpson Elementary Library Mrs. Teresa Osby and Mrs. McCollister class in recognition of Black History month.
 

 

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CHS FFA and Agribusiness Fern Sale


Center FFA and Agribusiness Class are pre-selling huge Boston ferns for $15 each. Orders are due on or before Wednesday, March 4th. The price of ferns during this pre-sale will actually be cheaper than those purchased at the big plant sale scheduled for March 17th so get yours pre-ordered now!

See the attached order form for more information or to place your order with the Center FFA and Agribusiness Department.

These need to be returned to Jessica Shadix in the CHS Ag Shop.

 

CENTER FFA & AGRIBUSINESS FERN SALE!

Pre-order HUGE BOSTON FERNS! $15/each! ORDERS DUE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4TH! Will arrive the week of May 16th!

Student sellers are responsible for the delivery of their ferns sales.

Payment is due at time of purchase.

 

Name: _______________________________________________

Phone: _______________________________________________

E-mail: _______________________________________________

Number of Ferns, please circle one: 1-2-3-4-5

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CHS Agribusiness Class Taking Orders for Metal Art


If you are interested in creating something through the use of technology
or metal fabrication, we can help! The Center Agribusiness class is now
taking orders for metal art created with a Plasma Cam. Orders can vary in
sizes from 4X8 sheets of metal down to 6 inches. Thickness of metal can
ranges can vary, based on machine capabilities. Production time depends on
# of orders and materials used.

If you are looking for a small project or big, we can help you out!  Prices
will vary depending on the size and details and will be discussed with each
student creator.

 

For more information contact 

 

Jessica Shadix Agriscience Teacher, Center HS E-MAIL: jessica.shadix@centerisd.org PHONE: (936) 598-6173 x 2228

 

Deadline is March 20.

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Timpson ISD students taken to First Baptist Church after gas leak, school dismissed


Timpson ISD students have been safely evacuated to First Baptist Church Timpson due to a gas leak. As a precaution, school is dismissed for the remainder of the day. Parents may pick up students at the church.


Timpson Independent School District

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Timpson ISD being evacuated due to ruptured gas line


The Timpson ISD is evacuating all students from the campus after a utility contractor reportedly struck a natural gas line in front of the school on Bear Drive within the past few minutes.

 

Students and staff were removed from all buildings and moved to the track field orginally, but have now been told to leave the campus. 

 

The Timpson Volunteer Fire Dept. has also been called out as a precaution.

 

We'll have more details as they become available.

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Shelbyville Lady Dragons' area championship game set


The Shelbyville Lady Dragons defeated Overton, 59-42 in Cushing Tuesday night in a Class 2A bi-district game.

 

The Lady Dragons will now play the Broaddus Lady Bulldogs (Dist. 23-2A champ) ini an area championship game at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hemphill ISD Gym.

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Sunny & cool today and Thursday, rain creeping back in


Today: Sunny, with a high near 56. West wind around 5 mph becoming northeast in the morning.
 
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 28. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 54. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of rain after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 42. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 61.
 
Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72.
 
Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
 
Sunday: A 40 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 55.
 
Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
 
Monday: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43.
 
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.
 
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.
 

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Sunny & cool today and Thursday, rain creeping back in


Today: Sunny, with a high near 56. West wind around 5 mph becoming northeast in the morning.
 
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 28. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 54. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of rain after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 42. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 61.
 
Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72.
 
Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
 
Sunday: A 40 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 55.
 
Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
 
Monday: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43.
 
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.
 
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.
 

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 02/17/15--02/18/15


Arrest Report

 

02/17/15—02/18/15

 

Shelby County:

 

Lawrence Pennington, 49, Center, Possession of a Dangerous Drug

 

Kelsey Frazier, 26, Timpson, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Trespass, Warrant-Failure to ID, Rusk County Warrant-Possession of a Controlled Substance & Warrant-Failure to Appear, Original Charge: Failure to ID

 

Jennifer Johnson, 41, Center, Warrant-Assault-Causing Bodily Injury & Violation of Probation, Original Charge: Theft

 

Morgan Magee, 31, Shelbyville, Violation of Parole, Original Charge: Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

San Augustine County:

 

 

The charge mentioned on yesterday’s report against 51-year old Mickey Jasnise of Broaddus for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon were dropped.

 

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

 

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 02/17/15--02/18/15


Arrest Report

 

02/17/15—02/18/15

 

Shelby County:

 

Lawrence Pennington, 49, Center, Possession of a Dangerous Drug

 

Kelsey Frazier, 26, Timpson, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Trespass, Warrant-Failure to ID, Rusk County Warrant-Possession of a Controlled Substance & Warrant-Failure to Appear, Original Charge: Failure to ID

 

Jennifer Johnson, 41, Center, Warrant-Assault-Causing Bodily Injury & Violation of Probation, Original Charge: Theft

 

Morgan Magee, 31, Shelbyville, Violation of Parole, Original Charge: Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

San Augustine County:

 

 

The charge mentioned on yesterday’s report against 51-year old Mickey Jasnise of Broaddus for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon were dropped.

 

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

 

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Timpson City Council again takes no action with possible RIF of police force


For the third consecutive meeting the Timpson City Council has taken no action to reduce the city’s five-officer police force.

 

After a heated debate between Mayor Debra Smith and Councilman Ronnie Wolfe in regards to the city affording all the officers, and operating with what Wolfe said was a “deficit budget,” no motion was made in support of a reduction-in-force.

 

Wolfe told Center Broadcasting after the meeting there was so much public sentiment against doing what he felt was the right thing (to balance a budget with a RIF), he was “just going to let it go and not worry about it.”

 

He added it came down to money, and being able to afford all five officers without having to go up on city utilities and taxes.

 

In speaking to keep the police force fully staffed, Councilman Kyle Allen felt the opposite, saying “we (the council) came to the right conclusion (no RIF), we’re not seeing a real deficit budget when you add everything together.”

 

He said he was happy with the outcome and feels the citizens are as well.

 

Just like he did originally in November, Allen made a motion to keep the five-man PD as is last night, but could not muster a second.

 

Police Chief Kent Graham said after the meeting he felt the issue was not dead, “This is what happened last month, and I don’t feel like my guy’s jobs are safe. It starts to wear on you.”

 

He added, “Until we get this resolved, guys are going to be curious as to what their longevity is here at this office.”

 

The council members were in a closed phone conference with the city attorney concering a possible RIF and the legality of such a move prior to the regular meeting Tuesday.

 

In other business, Timpson City Council awarded a bid on the trimming/cutting of trees in the electric line right-of-way to Barry Webb of Diamond W Tree Service for $17,900.

 

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Third man dies from injuries sustained in train-truck collision in DeSoto Parish


A third man has died from injuries sustained in a train-truck collision Monday in DeSoto Parish.

 

Authorities say 35-year old Herbert Barras III of Charenton was transported from the crash scene just south of Longstreet to University Health in Shreveport and died overnight Monday.

 

Barras was a passenger in a pickup driven by 23-year old John Watson of Centerville, LA. Watson and another passenger, 25-year old Michael Ryder II of Goldonna, LA, died at the scene.

 

The crash took place around 1 p.m. Monday on a private lease road off State Hwy. 5 that leads to an oilfield site.

 

The railroad crossing is not marked with lights, gates or bells, but does have cross bucks and a stop sign.

 

A routine toxicology sample was obtained from Watson, but impairment is not suspected.

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Nacogdoches City Council says "YES" to return of public prayers at meetings


The Nacogdoches City Council has returned public prayer to their bimonthly meetings after a unanimous decision by council members last night.

 

After seeking opinions from legal counsel, Texas Municipal League and the Liberty Institute, the decision was met with public approval.

 

Some of the prayer guidelines for the council are that prayer shall not be listed or recognized as an agenda item, no member or employee of the council or any other person in attendance shall be required to participate in any prayer, and the prayer shall be voluntarily delivered by one council member, scheduled on a rotating basis among all council members who choose to participate.

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Ground breaking scheduled for renovation kick-off of San Augustine traffic circle on March 10


TxDOT will begin work on a total renovation of the well-known traffic circle in San Augustine next month.

 

Mayor Leroy Hughes told the San Augustine Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting Tuesday that a ground-breaking ceremony will be held March 10 to kick-off the project.

 

Mayor Hughes says TxDOT’s plans are to place traffic signals, turn lanes and give the long-time traffic crossroads a total make-over.

 

San Augustine County Judge Samye Johnson says funding has been a “group” effort with the city, county and state all contributing to see the project come about.

 

She added after the ground-breaking event the morning of March 10, a picnic lunch will be served on the San Augustine County Courthouse lawn.

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Shelbyville's Amy Permenter wins Miss Lufkin crown, advances to Miss Texas USA


Shelbyville High School Senior Amy Permenter is shown with other members of the winning court during the Miss Lufkin Pageant held last Saturday. She will now advance to Miss Texas USA in September. Courtesy photo

 

A Shelbyville High School senior is one step closer to seeing a life-long dream become reality as Amy Permenter has qualified for the Miss Texas USA Pageant later this year.

 

Amy competed in the Miss Lufkin Pageant last Saturday, winning her age division and title of supreme queen overall with the highest scores. This qualified her for the state-wide event to be held in Houston in September.

 

The 18-year old has already been accepted into the Miss Texas USA program, and according to her mother, Lynette Permenter, it’s just a matter of practice, studying current events and other preparation.

 

Ms. Permenter added her daughter has been in pageants since she was in the fifth grade, and is a very determined young lady.

 

She said Amy appreciates all the support from family, friends and community.

 

Amy’s parents are Wesley and Lynette Permenter of Shelbyville.

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Funeral Notices: 02/18/15


Obits:

 

Mangum Funeral Home announces pending service for 6-month old Ariana Moore. She passed away Monday at Center Emergency Department. Among Ariana Moore’s survivors are her parents, William and Angela Moore.

 

Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson announces service for 76-year old Jerry Margarett Nix of Timpson. Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, with interment at Shiloh Cemetery, Rusk County. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5 to 7 p.m. this evening at Taylor Funeral Home.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine announces service for 57-year old Mr. Juan Garcia of Nacogdoches, formerly of Broaddus. He passed away Feb. 12 in Nacogdoches. Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with burial at Broaddus Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home. Among Juan Garcia's survivors is his wife, Edna Faye Garcia of Nacogdoches; son, Juan Jr. & Leslie Garcia of Dallas; daughter, Jennifer Barton of Nacogdoches; brothers, Angel & Christine Garcia, Dario & Buanita Garcia, and Damasio Garcia, all of Nacogdoches; and sisters, Virginia Sowell of Conroe, Patsy Gonzales and Juanita & Dale Allen.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine announces service for 73-year old Mrs. Lydia Ann Long of San Augustine. She passed away Saturay in San Augustine. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with burial at Tebo Cemetery, Sabine County. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home. She was a retired operator for Temple Inland and delivered the Beaumont Enterprise for a number of years. Among Lydia Ann Long's survivors is her husband, Huey P. Long of San Augustine; sons, Richard Herrington of Lufkin and Gene Cobb of San Augustine; daughter, Indya & Charles Jr. Evans of San Augustine; sister, Jennifer Wilson of Canton; and sister-in-law, Leathann Boren of Center.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine announces service for 42-year old Linda Faye Keaster Harty of San Augustine. Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with cremation to follow. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine announces service for 91-year old Mr. Seaman William Bradberry of San Augustine. Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with burial at Attoyac Cemetery, San Augustine County. Visitation will be at 7 p.m. tonight at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

 

Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home in Carthage announces a graveside service for 59-year old Robert Lee Sholar of Beckville. He passed away Saturday at his residence. Service will be at 1 p.m. this afternoon at Jackson Cemetery, Joaquin. Among Rober Lee Sholar's survivors is his wife, Almeda Sholar of Beckville; son, Shannon & Margaret Cox of Beckville; brothers, Andrew Jr. & Jenny Sholar, John Scholar, Sr. and Richard Sr. & Scottie Sholar, all of Joaquin; sisters, Martha Masnasco of Logansport and Laura & Bill Rushing of Nacogdoches; and step-sons, Nathan Henshaw and Zac Mathews. Memorials may be made to Texas Oncology-Longview Cancer Center in Longview.

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Local Sports Round up 02/18/15; Shelbyville Lady Dragons advance to area, Riders finish as 19-4A co-champs, to play Tatum Friday for playoff seeding


In Sports,

 

High School Basketball:

 

Girls’ Playoffs:

 

The Shelbyville Lady Dragons grab a 59-42 win against Overton in a Class 2A bi-district game in Cushing last night. Shelbyville will now face the Broaddus Lady Bulldogs (Dist. 23-2A champion) in area this week. A site, day and time will be determined.

 

Class 2A Area

Tenaha Lady Tigers vs. Colmesneil, Pineland-West Sabine High School at 6:30 p.m. Thursday

 

Class 3A Area

Garrison Lady Bulldogs vs. Anahuac

Central Heights Lady Blue Devils vs. Buna

Woden vs East Chambers

 

Boys' Basketball:

 

The Center Roughriders will now face the Tatum Eagles for a third time this season after both teams ended Dist. 19-4A play last night in a dead heat as co-district champions at 7-1. Center and Tatum will play a district tiebreaker for playoff seeding at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Gary. Tatum beat Rusk, 62-41. Looks like the top seed will get Jasper in bi-district, while the #2 seed will take on Huntington. Carthage is the third-seed team in post-season, with Henderson and Rusk fighting it out for the fourth playoff spot.

 

The Shelbyville Dragons beat the Timpson Bears and the Tenaha Tigers get an 84-51 win against the Joaquin Rams, as Tenaha will be second seed from Dist. 22-2A. The Dragons are champs and have a first-round bye. Meanwhile, the Bears will be the third and final seed in the playoffs. Looks like the Tigers and Bears will meet Cushing and Carlisle from Dist. 21-2A. The seeding is still being sorted out.

 

The San Augustine Wolves grabbed the Dist. 23-2A championship with a 62-57 overtime win over West Sabine in SA last night. The Wolves have a first-round bye, with West Sabine looking to play Evadale in bi-district. No score on Broaddus and Brookeland as they battle it out for third seed.

 

Feb. 17

19-4A
Center 48, Henderson 40
Tatum 62, Rusk 41

 

22-2A
Martinsville @ Beckville
Tenaha 84, Joaquin 51
Timpson @ Shelbyville

 

23-2A
Broaddus @ Brookeland
Zavalla 74, Pineywoods 58
San Augustine 62, West Sabine 57

 

22-3A
Woden 63, Central Heights 57
Garrison @ Woodville
Central 86, Hemphill 29
Newton vs Corrigan

 

 

Boys' Dist. Standings

19-4A

xz-Center 7-1

xz-Tatum 7-1

x-Carthage 4-4

Henderson 1-7

Rusk 1-7

 

22-2A

xy-Shelbyville 9-1

x-Tenaha 7-3

x-Timpson 6-4

Martinsville 5-4

Joaquin 1-8

Beckville 1-8

 

23-2A

xy-San Augustine 9-1

x-West Sabine 8-2

Brookeland 4-5

Broaddus 5-4
Pineywoods 2-7

Zavalla 0-8

 

x-Clinched Playoff Berth

y-District Champion

z-Co-Champions

 

College Hoops:

 

The SFA Lumberjacks return home to play Nicholls State in a double-header with the LadyJacks Saturday.

 

Soccer:

 

The Center Riders and Lady Riders went to Jasper for district matches last night with the Riders taking a 2-1 win, and the Lady Riders losing, 0-7. Both teams have a bye Friday and will return to action at home against Hudson Feb. 24.

 

Softball:

 

The Center Lady Riders will be at the Hudson Tourney beginning Thursday.

 

The Joaquin Lady Rams will start the season Thursday in the Carthage Tournament.

 

The Timpson Lady Bears will be in the Hudson Tournament Thursday to open the season.

 

Baseball:

 

The Center Riders’ will scrimmage with Central at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Pollock Central. The Riders are scheduled to have their final scrimmage at home against Jasper this Friday starting with JV at 4:30 p.m.

 

The Center Roughrider Baseball program will be sponsoring a benefit Hit-a-Thon at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roughrider Field. Players hope to raise at least $5,000 for the program to help off-set expenses. Players have been asking for donations and any help would be appreciated. The hit-a-thon’s format will have each Rider getting 10 pitches, with the Total distance hit times what was pledged per foot the amount raised by the player. For more, contact Rider Head Coach David Sheppherd at Center High School.

 

The Shelbyville Dragons are scheduled to scrimmage West Sabine at 5 p.m. Thursday in Shelbyville.

 

The Joaquin Rams will be in the Stanley Jamboree Saturday.


The high school regular season begins next Monday, Feb. 23.

 

College Basketball:

The Panola Fillies took a 65-61 win over Coastal Bend College last Saturday. The Fillies will return to action at 5:30 p.m. this afternoon against Kilgore College in Kilgore.

 

Power Lifting:

Center High School will be hosting an invitational at Center High School Gym at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

 

The San Augustine Lions Sporting Clay Shoot will be held this Saturday, Feb. 21 at Fairway Farm, located five miles east of San Augustine on Hwy. 21. All proceeds benefit Texas Lions’ Camp, local charities and scholarships. The shoot will consist of four or five person teams. Individuals are welcome and everyone will be placed on a team. There will be one flight beginning at 10 a.m., registration starts at 8 a.m. Fee is $100 per shooter. Food, drinks and prizes will be provided. A special brass plated lever-action Henry rifle donated by T-Roy Broussard from the “Swamp People” TV show will be auctioned and another Henry rifle will be awarded to the “top shooter”. Title sponsors are Contango Oil & Gas Company, XTO Entergy and CHI St. Luke’s Health. For more information contact Norrell Thomas at 936-275-6015 or Kenny Fowler at 936-275-6208. Entry forms are also available at Center Broadcasting at 307 San Augustine Street in Center.

 

The Logansport Chamber of Commerce will have their 8th annual Sand Bass Tournament Saturday, March 14. Entry fee is $150 per team, with an optional $50 per team for Big Bass. Fishing begins at 6 a.m., and boats must be landed on Toledo Bend or the Sabine River. Fishing on the bank is also allowed. First-place will pay $5,000. Prize money payouts are based on a minimum of 75 teams entered. A copy of the tournament rules and an entry form is available at Center Broadcasting, 307 San Augustine St. in Center.

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Panola Fillies get win over Coastal Bend


Over the weekend the Fillies close out Saturday's, Feb. 14th  game with a win over Coastal Bend College 65-61.The fillies started off slow but was able to keep the lead the entire game. Freshman R'Trevia "Archiee" Randolph hit a three with just minutes left to hold off the game. Sophomores Kadesha Barry led the Fillies with (15) and Kiara Freeman with (12) and Freshman Thelma "TuTu" Williams with (11).

The Fillies take action Wednesday, Feb.18th at 5:30 PM against Kilgore College in Kilgore, TX. 

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CHS Senior Celebration for the Class of 2015 set for Feb. 23


Senior Celebration for the Class of 2015 will be held in the Center High School Cafetorium on Monday, February 23rd at 6:30 PM.

 

Senior Celebration is a chance for parents/guardians, other relatives, and community members to share in our seniors’ celebration of their accomplishments and approaching graduation. 

 

Our program consists of the introduction of each graduating senior, the announcement of class favorites, and the presentation of a senior video.

 


Tickets are on sale and may be purchased at the front office at CHS for
$4 for adults and $3 for students until 3:30 p.m. Friday, February 20th. 

 

After that date there will be a charge of $5 per person at the door.

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Joaquin ISD Board Minutes 02/16/15


Minutes of School Board Meeting

February 16, 2015

 

The Board conducted a public hearing in accordance with Texas Education Code 39.053 to discuss the District’s educational performance on the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) during its’ regular February 16th board meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Joaquin Board Room.

 

 

1  The Joaquin ISD School Board met tonight in regular session at 6:00 p.m. in the Joaquin Boardroom

with the following members present:  Jay Dee Cockrell, Ronnie Belrose(left meeting at 7:38 p.m.), Charles Leflett (arrived 6:02 p.m.),  Luke Garrett, Jimmy Hamilton, Chrisco Bragg and Tam Hearnsberger

 

Board members absent:  

 

Guest(s) Present: Jeff Cater, Thomas Harvey, Colleen Doggett, Billy Jean Kay, Colby Hamilton

    

Joaquin ISD Employee(s) Present:  Phil Worsham, Superintendent; Joel Bumback, Director of Finance;

Sherry Scruggs, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction; Jimmy Jackson, High School

Principal/Transportation Director; Donna Vergo, Human Resources; Sheryl Graves, Elementary Principal;

Bert Coan, Elementary Assistant Principal; Terri Gray, Jr. High Principal; Jennifer McCann, Administrative Assistant; Rusty Wilson, Teacher; Tammy Hamilton, Teacher

  

     Jay Dee Cockrell, President, called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

2  The invocation was led by Chrisco Bragg, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America

    by Jimmy Hamilton, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas Flag was led by Phil Worsham.

 

3  Audience Participation – Those signed up and participating were:  None

 

4  Report and Information items:

 

4.1           Curriculum Spotlight - Technology in Science Classrooms – Rusty Wilson

4.2           Announce Board Training Hours and Attendance

4.3           Review Monthly Financial Reports – Joel Bumback

4.4           Texas Academic Performance Report – Sherry Scrug

4.5           Campus Security and Audit Report – Jennifer McCan

4.6           Discuss personnel reductions and assignments for 15-16 school year

4.7           Correspondence   

 

5  Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:

 

5.1  It was moved by Tam Hearnsberger, and seconded by Jimmy Hamilton, to approve the previous meetings minutes.  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  It carried unanimously.

 

5.2  It was moved by Charles Leflett, and seconded by Chrisco Bragg, to table the transfer policy until the March 23rd Board meeting.  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  It carried unanimously.

 

6  The board entered closed session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government

    Code Section 551.074 at 8:01 p.m. on February 16, 2015

 

6.1           Texas Government Code Section 551.074 - Discussing personnel

                        a.  Resignations and Retirements

b.  Superintendent’s Evaluation

c.  Principal’s contract

d.  Special Education Director

                        e.  Band Director

                        f.  Curriculum and Instruction Director

 

 

 

 

 

7  The board entered open session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act at 11:14 p.m. on   

    February 16, 2015.  Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:

 

7.1  a.  No action

b.  No action

       c.  It was moved by Charles Leflett, and seconded by Tam Hearnsberger, to continue Jimmy Jackson’s, Terri Gray’s, Shery  Graves’ and Bert Coan’s contracts for one (1) year with an annual salary increase to be considered at annual budget time. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.

       d.  It was moved by Tam Hearnsberger, and seconded by Jimmy Hamilton, to extend Kathy Carrington's contract as Special Education Director/Diagnostician for one year, beginning on August 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016, with an annual salary increase to be considered at annual budget time. 

Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  It carried unanimously.

e.   It was moved by Luke Garrett, and seconded by Chrisco Bragg, to continue Lynn Cooper’s contract as Band Director/Teacher for one (1) year, beginning on July 1, 2015 and ending June30, 2016 with an annual salary increase to be considered at annual budget time. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  It carried unanimously.

f.  It was moved by Tam Hearnsberger, and seconded by Jimmy Hamilton, to continue Sherry Scruggs’ contract as Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction for one (1) year beginning on July 1,2015 and ending June 30, 2016 with an annual salary increase to be considered at annual budget time. 

Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  It carried unanimously.

 

8  Jay Dee Cockrell, Board President, ask for items to be placed on the next board agenda.  

                                Tabled Transfer Agreement

 

9  Designation of date and time of next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin ISD

          – March 23rd at 6:00 p.m. 

 

10  With no further business on the agenda the meeting was adjourned at 11:18 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                       

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Funeral Notice: Lydia Ann Long


Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine announces service for 73-year old Mrs. Lydia Ann Long of San Augustine. She passed away Saturay in San Augustine.
 
Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with burial at Tebo Cemetery, Sabine County. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.
 
She was a retired operator for Temple Inland and delivered the Beaumont Enterprise for a number of years.
 
Among Lydia Ann Long's survivors is her husband, Huey P. Long of San Augustine; sons, Richard Herrington of Lufkin and Gene Cobb of San Augustine; daughter, Indya & Charles Jr. Evans of San Augustine; sister, Jennifer Wilson of Canton; and sister-in-law, Leathann Boren of Center.
 

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Funeral Notice: Juan Garcia


Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine announces service for 57-year old Mr. Juan Garcia of Nacogdoches, formerly of Broaddus. He passed away Feb. 12 in Nacogdoches.
 
Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with burial at Broaddus Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.
 
Among Juan Garcia's survivors is his wife, Edna Faye Garcia of Nacogdoches; son, Juan Jr. & Leslie Garcia of Dallas; daughter, Jennifer Barton of Nacogdoches; brothers, Angel & Christine Garcia, Dario & Buanita Garcia, and Damasio Garcia, all of Nacogdoches; and sisters, Virginia Sowell of Conroe, Patsy Gonzales and Juanita & Dale Allen.
 

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Roughrider Basketball Playoff shirts available for pre-order


The Center Roughrider Basketball team has made it to the playoffs and would love your support! Attached is an order form to purchase a playoff shirt. Gladys Andrews will be coming around on Wednesday after school to collect any forms and money. If you would like to purchase one, please place it in the front office of your campus with payment or contact Gladys Andrews at Center Middle School.

 

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Roughrider Baseball scrimmage today rescheduled to Thursday


The Center High School Baseball Scrimmage scheduled for tonight in Central
has been rescheduled to Thursday evening due to rain.

Friday, the Riders will be scrimmaging at home against the Jasper Bulldogs.
The JV will begin at 4:30 with the Varsity following at 6:30.

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Rider JV Team Tennis postponed today, rescheduled for Wednesday in Kilgore


Due to inclement weather, the Center High School JV Tennis Tournament set for Tuesday (today) in Kilgore has been postponed until tomorrow, Wednesday, February 18th.

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Tenaha Tiger Daily 02/17/15; Tigers, Lady Tigers roll into playoffs


Tiger Daily

Enrollment: 563

February 17, 2015-District VB Home vs Joaquin 5:00 pm; Girls BB-Henderson vs
Huntington in SEC 7:00 pm; Tiger Café Open 

February 18, 2015-9th & 11th  Grade Field Trip to Panola

February 19, 2015- 9th & 11th Grade Field Trip to Panola

February 20, 2015-Girls Area Playoff; Lady Soccer @ Chapel Hill 4:00 pm

February 21, 2015-Elementary Dance; Little Dribblers


Tigers Roll Into Post Season Yet Again

 

An early tipoff tonight at the SEC as the Tenaha Tigers take on local rival
Joaquin in the regular season finale. 

 

With a win tonight, the Tigers wrap up the 2nd place seed in District 22-2A and advance to next week’s Bi-District round against either Carlisle or Cushing at a site to be
determined later. 

 

However, if the Tigers lose to Joaquin, there is the potential for a 3-way tie for 2nd.  So, tonight is a must win for Tenaha yet again. 

 

Game time is at 5:00 PM in advance of the girls 4A playoff game between Henderson and Huntington at 7:00 PM. 

 

The Tiger Café will be open tonight and doors will open for the café at 4:30 PM. 

 

Season Tickets and District passes will only be honored until 5:30 PM tonight.  At that time,
the gate will convert to collecting admissions for the 7:00 PM playoff game
which will not accept Tenaha season passes or 22-2A passes. 

 

Get there by 5:30 and those passes are good.  Tigers and Rams---- tonight at 5!!!

Lady Tigers Set for Area Round Tilt

 

Coach Garry Davison and the 22-2A District Champion Lady Tigers are set to open up the Texas State Playoffs this Thursday night vs. Colmesneil in West Sabine at 6:30 PM.  Colmesneil’s Lady Bulldogs finished 3rd in District 24-2A and advanced to the area round last night by defeating San Augustine in Bi-District. 

The Lady Tigers are 23-9 on the season and looking to repeat the playoff success from last year’s remarkable Regional Tournament run. 

 

The Lady Tigers need the entire Maroon Army in Pineland this Thursday as almost all of these young ladies are making their post-season debut. 

 

The winner Thursday will advance to the Regional Quarterfinal to take on the winner between Carlisle and Evadale early next week.  

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Graveside Service Notice: Robert Lee Sholar


A graveside service for Robert Lee Sholar, 59, of Beckville, will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at Jackson Cemetery near Joaquin with Rev. Greg Edwards and John Sholar, Jr. officiating. Mr. Sholar passed away on Saturday morning, Feb. 14, 2015, at his home near Beckville.

 

Robert Lee Sholar was born on March 13, 1955, in Center, TX, to the late Andrew Ollis Sholar, Sr. and Ethel Lee Lewis Sholar. He married Almeda Mae Willard on Jan. 28, 1980, in Center. Mr. Sholar worked as a truck driver and enjoyed riding horses. He moved to Beckville 12 years ago and was of the Baptist faith.

 

Survivors include:

His wife, Almeda Sholar of Beckville;

Son: Shannon Cox, and wife, Margaret of Beckville

Brothers:
Andrew Sholar, Jr., and wife, Jenny of Joaquin
John Sholar, Sr. of Joaquin
Richard Sholar, Sr., and wife, Scottie of Joaquin

Sisters:
Martha Manasco of Logansport
Laura Rushing, and husband, Bill of Nacogdoches

Grandchildren:
Cheyenne Griffin, and husband, Austin
Gabby Cox
Shannon Cox

Great-grandchildren:
Sabrina Cox
La’Riyah Griffin
Beau Griffin

Step-grandsons:
Nathan Henshaw and
Zac Mathews

 

Pallbearers are John Sholar, Jr., Joey Sholar, Richard Sholar, Jr., Heath Sholar, Jackie Willard, and Nathan Henshaw.

 

Memorials may be made to Texas Oncology-Longview Cancer Center, 1300 N. 4th St., Longview, TX 75601. A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.

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Fantastic Teeth program held for Tenaha 1st Graders


 

Members of the Tenaha & Joaquin Masonic Lodges sponsored and handed out dental kits through the Fantastic Teeth Fan Club to Tenaha 1st Graders last week. 

 

The Fantastic Teeth Fan Club is a program created by Masonic Home and School of Texas (MHS) to help children and parents learn to prevent painful dental problems. 

 

Each kit included a timer, toothpaste, floss, and a new toothbrush. 

 

1st graders were given a brief lesson by Mrs. Crystal Linebarger on how to use their kits and how to properly care for their teeth. 

 

Special Thanks to Mr. Jerry Agnew, Mr. Jay Wilson, Mr. Vance Jordan, Mr. Les Gill, & Mr. Ron Barker for presenting the kits to Tenaha 1st Graders!

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Bland Lake Water Supply rescinds Boil Water Notice


According to Buster Consford, there is NO NEED TO BOIL WATER ANYMORE AS OF Feb. 17 for the Bland Lake Water Supply for customers on the west wide of the railroad tracks.

 

NO NEED TO BOIL ANYMORE!

 

Thank you

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Timpson Bear Update 02/16/15


Weekly Calendar of Events –

Tues. Feb. 17 – Varsity/JV Bears vs. Shelbyville – Home @ 5:00 p.m.
---------------------  TES 3rd-4th grade mock math test

Thurs. Feb. 19 – 3rd/4th grade mock reading test
----------------------- 5th grade mock science test

Friday Feb. 20 – Cheerleader tryouts @ 1:00 p.m.


FCCLA News - The Timpson chapter of F.C.C.L.A. would like to say a special thank you to all those that helped to make National F.C.C.L.A. week such a great success. They will be donation $360.00 to the American Heart Association.

Timpson Students Attend UIL Meet - Timpson High School students Martin Mejia, Edgar Vargas, Connor Timmons and Blake Johnson attended the UIL meet in Chireno on Saturday.

Blake Johnson, Martin Mejia, and Connor Timmons competed in science (Biology, Physics, and Chemistry) Connor Timmons competed in Number Sense Edgar Vargas and Blake Johnson competed in Social Studies

Edgar Vargas placed 6th overall in Social Studies.

Timpson High School Principal Ron Lindgren said," I am very proud of their efforts. They were competing against upperclassman and I have no doubt that we will do even better in the future!"

 


Pictured: Mr. Calhoun, Blake Johnson, Martin Mejia, Edgar Vargas, Connor

Timmons, and Mrs. Jourden

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Cloudy & cool today, Sun back Wednesday, rain returns Friday


Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light northwest in the afternoon.
 
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the evening.
 
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 55. West wind around 5 mph becoming north in the afternoon.
 
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 28. North wind becomes east.
 
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 54. 
 
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
 
Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62.
 
Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 57.
 
Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 71.
 
Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.
 
Sunday: A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60.
 
Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
 
Monday: A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 02/16/15--02/17/15


Arrest Report

 

02/16/15—02/17/15

 

Shelby County: No Arrest Reported

 

San Augustine County:

 

 

Mickey Jasnise, 51, Broaddus, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

 

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

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Investigation continues into infant's death, autopsy results pending


The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigations’ Division continues to investigate the death of a female infant found non-responsive at a home on County Road 4356 early Monday morning.

 

The child has been identified as 6-month old Ariana Moore.

 

Sheriff Willis Blackwell told us Monday a 9-1-1 call came into the sheriff’s office just before 4 a.m. from the child’s parent’s residence in the Kyle Parmer Trailer Park, located off Hwy. 96 north near Tenaha.

 

Sheriff Blackwell said ACE EMS and sheriff’s department deputies and investigators responded and the child was taken to Center Emergency Department where she was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 Maxie Eaves.

 

An autopsy was ordered and results to determine the cause of death are pending.

 

The infant’s parents are William & Angela Moore.

 

Funeral service for Ariana Moore is pending at Mangum Funeral Home in Center.

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Tenaha City Council to hold meeting this afternoon


The Tenaha City Council will be meeting at 5:15 p.m. this afternoon with the following agenda items for discussion and possible action.

 

Balancing the Budget; donating a police car to the Tenaha ISD, and review the proposed Employee Handbook, and approve at March meeting.

 

In addition, Tenaha City Council will possibly take action on submitting a Texas Community Development Block Grant.

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Possible RIF in police department on Timpson City Council agenda when they meet this evening


The Timpson City Council will once again visit the possibility of a reduction in force of the city’s police department when they meet at 5:30 p.m. this evening.

 

That regular meeting will be preceded by a special teleconference consultation meeting at 5 p.m. with the city attorney regarding legal issues involving the possible RIF in the police department, required policy changes and legal risks if any to the City of Timpson.

 

Ordering a city council election for May 9, and hiring an early-voting election judge and clerk will also be on the agenda.

 

In addition the Timpson City Council will consider accepting the resignation of City Secretary Barbara Hunt and advertising for applications for the job are among other agenda items. Ms. Hunt’s last day is April 30.

 

During citizen input, Cecil Parks is expected to address the council again concerning an incident with Police Chief Kent Graham.

 

Also, Roy Hutto with Hutto Wrecker has asked to address council to discuss wrecker rotation within the City of Timpson.

 

Noel Johnson, a field representative with the Texas Municipal Police Association has asked to make public comment at tonight's meeting of the Timpson City Council.

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Two killed, third critical in train-pickup collision in Longstreet Monday afternoon


 

 

 

Louisiana State Police photo

 

A Union Pacific train struck a pickup in DeSoto Parish Monday afternoon killing two and leaving a third in critical condition.

 

Louisiana State Police say the accident occurred on LA 5, just south of Longstreet before 1 p.m.

 

Authorities say a 2001 Dodge Ram truck driven by 23-year old John Watson of Centerville, LA, for unknown reason drove into the path of a southbound Union Pacific freight train operated by 59-year old Kenneth Charles of Humble. The train struck the driver’s side.

 

Watson as well as passenger, 24-year old Michael Ryder II of Golddonna, LA were pronounced dead at the scene.  

 

Another passenger, 35-year old Herbert Barras III of Charenton, LA remains in critical condition at University Health in Shreveport.

 

The railroad crossing is not marked with lights, gates or bells but does have cross bucks and a stop sign.

 

The wreck remains under investigation.

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Follow up: Driver ID'ed in one-vehicle accident in Huxley area Sunday night


To follow up on a story we had Monday, the female that was removed from wreckage in a single-vehicle accident in the Huxley area Sunday night has been identified as 41-year old Stephanie Guynes of Center.

 

DPS says she was headed south on FM 3172, about a mile from the FM 139 intersection, when she left the roadway, rolled in a ditch, landed upright, with the Ford Taurus traveling through a fence into a pasture where it came to rest in mud.

 

The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. with the Center Fire Dept. using the Jaws-of-Life to cut Ms. Guynes from the vehicle.

 

DPS say her husband Tommy Guynes was reportedly in the vehicle before the crash. He was found on foot nearby.

 

Ms. Guynes was taken by ACE EMS to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital for treatment, and reportedly released Monday.

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Nacogdoches City Council to consider establishing a prayer policy at meeting today


The Nacogdoches City Council is expected to consider creating a prayer policy when they meet this afternoon.

 

Council members have a scheduled special meeting at 5 p.m. to meet with attorneys about the issue. The Liberty Institute is to recommend an invocation policy to the council and then public comment will be received on a specific policy before a vote could come.

 

The issue has drawn a lot of input since Mayor Roger Van Horn said last month that prayer would not be offered before the start of council meetings after a humanist had asked to be included in a rotation.

 

The mayor has continued to insist that he ended the practice out of concerns that the city has no written policy on how to respond to requests to pray from people of other faiths or beliefs.

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Funeral Notices: 02/17/15


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Mangum Funeral Home announces pending service for 6-month old Ariana Moore. She passed away Monday at Center Emergency Department. Among Ariana Moore’s survivors are her parents, William and Angela Moore.

 

Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson announces service for 76-year old Jerry Margarett Nix of Timpson. She passed away Sunday in Nacogdoches. Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, with interment at Shiloh Cemetery, Rusk County. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Taylor Funeral Home. Among Jerry Margarett Nix’s survivors is her husband, Jimmy Nix, Sr.; sons, Jimmy Jr. & Lucy Nix of Terrell, and Jonathan & Donna Nix of Scurry; daughter, Sharon Bridges of Longbranch; sisters, Frankie Rawson of Dallas and Laura Hargrove of Dallas.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine announces service for 42-year old Linda Faye Keaster Harty of San Augustine. She passed away Saturday in San Augustine. Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with cremation to follow. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. t 10 a.m. Thursday at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home. Among Linda Faye Keaster Harty’s survivors is her husband, Steven Harty of San Augustine; children, Rebecca Lin Bozeman, Breeanna Fay Keaste, Brittany Lane Wedgeworth, Wesley Adam Wedgeworth and Laura Nicole Eddings, all of San Augustine; brothers, Darren Ladeene Proctor of Galveston, Aaron LaGene Proctor of Columbus, Ohio, Paul “Skipper” Leonard Proctor of Lumberton and Rusty Lynn Proctor of Trinity.

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine announces service for 91-year old Mr. Seaman William Bradberry of San Augustine. Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with burial at Attoyac Cemetery, San Augustine County. Visitation will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home. 

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Local Sports Round up 02/17/15; Girls' basketball bi-district results, schedule, Riders to observe Senior Night


In Sports,

 

High School Basketball:

 

Girls’ Playoffs:

 

Class 2A Bi-Dist.

San Augustine 42, Colmesneil 47. Colmesneil advances to play the Tenaha Lady Tigers in Pineland at West Sabine High School, 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the area round.

 

Martinsville 36, Carlisle 41. Carlisle moves on to meet Evadale in area.

 

Class 3A Bi-Dist.

Garrison 60, Crockett 54. The Garrison Lady Bulldogs will meet Anahuac in area.

 

Central Heights 49, Onalaska 36. Central Heights will now play Buna in area.

 

Class A Bi-Dist.

Kennard 32, Douglass 21

 

Tonight, the Shelbyville Lady Dragons take on Overton at 7:30 p.m. in Cushing in a Class 2A bi-district game. The winner plays Broaddus (Dist. 23-2A champion) in area later this week.

 

The Tenaha ISD Special Events Center will host a girls’ Class 4A bi-district playoff game at 7 p.m. tonight with Henderson vs. Huntington.

 

Boys' Basketball:

 

The Center Roughriders will wrap-up their Dist. 19-4A schedule at home tonight against (1-6) Henderson. It’s Senior Night at Roughrider Gym. The Riders are tied with Tatum for first at 6-1. Tatum goes to Rusk (1-6). A win out by both Center and Tatum would force a one-game playoff probably Friday for district seeding in the state playoffs. Center and Tatum are in, as Carthage (4-4). Up for grabs is the fourth play-off spot between Rusk and Henderson (1-7).

 

In Dist. 22-2A, the District Champion Shelbyville Dragons (8-1) will go to the Timpson Bears (6-3) tonight. Both teams are headed to post-season. Meanwhile, the Tenaha Tigers (6-3) can take second place with a win at home against the Joaquin Rams (1-8). Martinsville goes to Beckville in the other district game. Second and third place in the district will meet Dist. 21-2A in bi-district next week.

 

In the Dist. 23-2A boys’ district title is on the line tonight in San Augustine as the Wolves meet West Sabine. Both are 8-1. Broaddus (5-4) goes to Brookeland (4-5) for the final playoff spot.

 

Feb 17

Dist. 19-4A
Henderson @ Center
Tatum @ Rusk

 

Dist. 22-2A

Feb 17
Martinsville @ Beckville
Joaquin @ Tenaha
Timpson @ Shelbyville

 

Dist. 23-2A

Broaddus @ Brookeland
Pineywoods @ Zavalla
West Sabine @ San Augustine

 

Dist. 22-3A

Central Heights @ Woden
Garrison @ Woodville
Central @ Hemphill
Woodville @ Garrison

 

Boys' Dist. Standings

19-4A

x-Center 6-1

x-Tatum 6-1

x-Carthage 4-4

Henderson 1-7

Rusk 1-6

 

22-2A

xy-Shelbyville 8-1

x-Tenaha 6-3

x-Timpson 6-3

Martinsville 5-4

Joaquin 1-8

Beckville 1-8

 

23-2A

x-San Augustine 8-1

x-West Sabine 8-1

Brookeland 4-5

Broaddus 5-4
Pineywoods 2-7

Zavalla 0-8

 

x-Clinched Playoff Berth

y-District Champion

 

College Hoops:

 

The SFA Lumberjacks rebound to beat Incarnate Word, 90-76 in San Antonio last night. SFA returns home to play Nicholls State in a double-header with the LadyJacks Saturday.

 

Soccer:

 

The Center Riders and Lady Riders go to Jasper today in district play.

 

Softball:

 

The Center vs. Shelbyville game today has been cancelled due to weather. The Lady Riders will be at the Hudson Tourney beginning Thursday.

 

The Garrison Lady Bulldogs open up at Huntington Wednesday at 5 p.m.

 

The Joaquin Lady Rams will start the season Thursday in the Carthage Tournament.

 

The Timpson Lady Bears will be in the Hudson Tournament Thursday to open the season.

 

Baseball:

 

The Center Riders’ scrimmage with Central has been rescheduled until 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Pollock Central. The Riders are scheduled to have their final scrimmage at home against Jasper this Friday starting with JV at 4:30 p.m.

 

The Center Roughrider Baseball program will be sponsoring a benefit Hit-a-Thon at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roughrider Field. Players hope to rains at least $5,000 for the program to help off-set expenses. Players have been asking for donations and any help would be appreciated. The hit-a-thon’s format will have each Rider getting 10 pitches, with the Total distance hit times what was pledged per foot the amount raised by the player. For more, contact Rider Head Coach David Sheppherd at Center High School.

 

Weather permitting, the Joaquin Rams are home to scrimmage Hemphill at 4:30 p.m. today; and the Garrison Bulldogs have a scrimmage at home with Elysian Fields at 4:30 p.m.

 

The Shelbyville Dragons are scheduled to scrimmage West Sabine at 5 p.m. Thursday in Shelbyville;


The high school regular season begins next Monday, Feb. 23.

 

 

Power Lifting:

Center High School will be hosting an invitational at Center High School Gym at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

 

College Rodeo:

The Panola College Rodeo Men’s Team placed fifth in Trinity Valley Community College’s Rodeo held in Athens last weekend. Panola is led by bareback rider Wyatt Denny, who leads the Southern Regional Standings by 300 points. He scored a 79 and 80. The next college rodeo is Feb. 27 & 28 in Kingsville.

 

The San Augustine Lions Sporting Clay Shoot will be held this Saturday, Feb. 21 at Fairway Farm, located five miles east of San Augustine on Hwy. 21. All proceeds benefit Texas Lions’ Camp, local charities and scholarships. The shoot will consist of four or five person teams. Individuals are welcome and everyone will be placed on a team. There will be one flight beginning at 10 a.m., registration starts at 8 a.m. Fee is $100 per shooter. Food, drinks and prizes will be provided. A special brass plated lever-action Henry rifle donated by T-Roy Broussard from the “Swamp People” TV show will be auctioned and another Henry rifle will be awarded to the “top shooter”. Title sponsors are Contango Oil & Gas Company, XTO Entergy and CHI St. Luke’s Health. For more information contact Norrell Thomas at 936-275-6015 or Kenny Fowler at 936-275-6208. Entry forms are also available at Center Broadcasting at 307 San Augustine Street in Center.

 

The Logansport Chamber of Commerce will have their 8th annual Sand Bass Tournament Saturday, March 14. Entry fee is $150 per team, with an optional $50 per team for Big Bass. Fishing begins at 6 a.m., and boats must be landed on Toledo Bend or the Sabine River. Fishing on the bank is also allowed. First-place will pay $5,000. Prize money payouts are based on a minimum of 75 teams entered. A copy of the tournament rules and an entry form is available at Center Broadcasting, 307 San Augustine St. in Center.

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San Augustine Weather Summary 02/16/15


Monday morning's front hit us at 8:56 am with a gust of wind of 22 mph. We averaged 2.8 mph for the day.  Our temp at the time the front came through was a very pleasant 63.7 degrees shirt sleeve weather. We did pick up .74 inches of rather chilly rain. and at 6:12 pm this evening it was 35.6 degrees

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Funeral Notice: Jerry Margarett Nix


JERRY MARGARETT NIX – OBITUARY

 

Funeral services for Jerry Margarett Nix, 76, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, February 19, 2015, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, with Bro. Russell Hathcock and Bro. Leroy Bowley  officiating.  Interment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery, Rusk Couty, Texas.  Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, February, 18, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home.  Mrs. Nix passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015, in Nacogdoches, Texas.

 

Born October 18, 1938, in Dallas, TX, Jerry Margarett Nix was the daughter of the late Frank and Francis (Sawyer) Rains.  Jerry and her husband Jimmy Nix were blessed with 58 years together until her Lord called her home.  Jerry enjoyed cooking for her family, feeding the birds, helping Pop with the cows and touring the area on their motorcycles. Mrs. Nix was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother,  that was truly dedicated to raising her family. She loved serving her Lord at Highway Tabernacle.

 

Survivors include her loving husband Jimmy Nix Sr.; sons Jimmy Nix Jr., and wife Lucy of Terrell, TX, Jonathan Nix, and wife Donna of Scurry, TX; daughter, Sharon Bridges of Longbranch, TX; sisters, Frankie Rawson, Dallas, TX, Laura Hargrove, Dallas, TX; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

 

To send condolences and to sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net

 

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX, is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

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GCA Donates $16,000 to Panola College’s Petroleum Technology


On Friday, February 13, representatives of the Gas Compressors Association’s Board and Education Committee,Mr. Paul Cosper from HOLT CAT, Mr. Gary Hale from J-W Energy, and Mr. Larry Aldridge from HOLT CAT, presented Dr. Gregory Powell, President of Panola College, and Dr. Joe Shannon, Vice-President of Instruction, with a check for $16,000. This philanthropic gift will be used to positively impact Panola College’s rapidly growing Petroleum Technology program.

 

 (L to R): Mr. Daniel Hall, Mr. Larry Aldridge, Mr. Jim Permenter, Mr. Paul Cosper, Miss Whitney Edens, Dr. Greg Powell, Dr. Joe Shannon, Mr. Gary Hale, and Mrs. Natalie Oswalt

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Funeral Notice: Infant Ariana Moore


Mangum Funeral Home

P.O. Box 2043

Center, Texas 75935

(936) 598-3341

Obituary Notice:

Ariana Moore

 

Infant Ariana Moore, age 6 months, passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at Center Emergency Department.


Services are pending at Mangum Funeral Home.

 

Among her survivors:

Parents, William & Angela Moore

 

 

 

You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas

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Tenaha Tiger Daily 02/16/15


February 16, 2015-Begin 5th Grading Period; Spring & Grad Retakes; Spring
Sectionals Begin; Lufkin vs Hallsville 7:00 pm in SEC

February 17, 2015-District VB Home vs Joaquin 5:00 pm; Girls BB-Henderson vs
Huntington in SEC 7:00 pm; Tiger Café Open 

February 18, 2015-9th & 11th  Grade Field Trip to Panola

February 19, 2015- 9th & 11th Grade Field Trip to Panola

February 20, 2015-Girls Area Playoff; Lady Soccer @ Chapel Hill 4:00 pm

February 21, 2015-Elementary Dance; Little Dribblers

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Panola College Rodeo Men's Team has 5th place finish in Athens


Panola College bareback rider, Wyatt Denny, increased his lead in the
Southern Region Standings with two outstanding rides this past weekend in
Athens, Texas. Denny, scored 79 points on Friday and 80 points Saturday
night to move to a remarkable lead over the rest of the bareback riding
competition. Denny, has been extremely hot throughout the season and finds
himself with a 300 point lead in the Southern Regional Standings.

 

Cody Gibbs placed 5th in the Steer Wrestling event to help add 60 points
to the team’s efforts. Gibbs has been working extremely hard and is
starting the spring season off right with his finish in Athens.

Bull rider, Randy Myers, made a great 78 point bull ride Friday night to
finish second place in the long go round and second in the average. Myers
increased his placing in the Southern Region Standings and is now ranked 5th.

Out of the top 5 bull riders in the Region, Panola College holds 3
places. Gannon Ivy is 2nd, Fulton Rutland is 4th, and Randy Myers is 5th.

 

The Panola College Rodeo Men’s Team had a tough rodeo in Athens, but
pulled out a 5th place finish. The next College Rodeo will be held in
Kingsville, Texas, February 27th and 28th.

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Shelbyville Dragon Band members compete at UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest


Congratulations Dragon Band!

 

On February 6th, members of the Shelbyville Dragon Band competed in the UIL Region 21 Solo and Ensemble Contest held on the campus of SFASU.  Numerous students earned first division medals which qualified them for the State Solo and Ensemble Contest held in May at Pflugerville High School in Pflugerville, TX.  This year was a record number of students to qualify for the state contest from the Dragon Band.  The students earning first division medals are as follow:

 

Mixed Trio:

Rebecca Jones – Flute
Lindsey Holbrook - Flute
Max Fenton – Clarinet

Mixed Clarinet Quartet I:

Devenne Smith – Clarinet
Max Fenton – Clarinet

Jessica Hemphill – Clarinet

WyTavia Jones – Bass Clarinet

 

Mixed Clarinet Quartet II:

Madison Taylor – Clarinet

Lizbeth Bautista – Clarinet

Vivian Mendoza – Clarinet

Kaci Griffin – Bass Clarinet

 

Brass Sextet:

Mikel Carter –Trumpet

Ty Fox – Trumpet

Paige Shedd – French Horn

Hunter Berry – Trombone

Jabria Jenkins – Euphonium

Darren Shedd - Tuba

 

Earlier in the school year the Dragon Band had two Twirlers earn medals for solo.  Those students were Daisy Cartwright and Jaycee Johnson.  In total, 18 student qualified for the state contest.  We are Dragon Proud!!

 

Band Director: Shaka Hawkins

Asst. Band Director: Melissa Morton

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Joaquin ISD First Graders receive dental presentation, preventative tooth decay kits


 

February is Dental Health Month. 

 

Joaquin Elementary first grade students were nominated by Mr. Jay Wilson and the Joaquin Masonic Lodge to receive a dental presentation and free preventative tooth decay kits.

 

The program held on Feb. 10, 2015, was sponsored by Masonic Home and School of Texas and Fantastic Teeth Fan Club. Mr. Jay Wilson, Mr. Randy Bonner and Mr.Jerry Agnew with Joaquin Masonic Lodge attended. 

 

Portia King, School Nurse, presented a short video, Dental Defenders vs Cavity Creeps. She also explained the importance of your teeth and gave a demonstration how to brush. The students also enjoyed question and answer time.The dental kits were passed out by the Masons and the students showed their appreciation.

 

Joaquin Elementary School Nurse Portia King

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Center Lady Riders vs. Shelbyville Lady Dragon softball game cancelled Tuesday


The Center Lady Rider vs. Shelbyville Lady Dragon Softball game has been cancelled for Tues. Feb. 17.

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PRESS RELEASE: Death of toddler in Center this morning, autopsy ordered


Shelby County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call on February 16, 2015 at approximately 0349am regarding an infant that was unresponsive at a residence in the Kyle Parmer Trailer Park located on County Road 4356, Tenaha.

 

The 6 month old infant was transported to the NMC-Center Hospital by ACE EMS. The infant was pronounced deceased by JP1 Maxie Eaves and an autopsy ordered. This case is under investigation by the Shelby County Sheriff's Department Criminal Investigations Division.

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UPDATE: Death of child Monday morning being investigated by Shelby County Sheriff's Department


Shelby County Sheriff's Willis Blackwell tells Center Broadcasting his department is investigating the death of a toddler who was found non-responsive early Monday morning at a trailer park off Hwy. 96 north on County Road 4356, north of Center Country Club.

 

The 9-1-1 call came into the sheriff’s office around 4 a.m. with ACE EMS and sheriff’s department responding.

 

Sheriff Blackwell tells us the child, a 6-months old female was taken to Center Emergency Department where she was pronounced dead. 

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A rainy Monday, slight chance of snow tonight, no accumulation expected


Today: A 90 percent chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm this morning, then showers likely. High near 58. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north in the afternoon.
 
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of rain and snow before midnight, then a slight chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 31. North wind around 10 mph. 
 
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. North wind around 10 mph.
 
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 32. West wind around 5 mph.
 
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 56. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon.
 
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 28.
 
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 54.
 
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.
 
Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.
 
Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 48.
 
Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.
 
Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 47.
 
Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62.

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Non-responsive child found Monday morning, sheriff's department investigating


The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident where a child was found non-responsive early Monday morning at a trailer park off off Hwy. 96 north on County Road 4356, north of Center Country Club.

 

The 9-1-1 call came into the sheriff’s office around 4 a.m. with ACE EMS and sheriff’s department responding.

 

The child, reported to be around 6-months old was taken to Center Emergency Department.

 

Center Broadcasting will have more details as they become available.

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Today is President's Day, a federal holiday, banks, post office, state & county closed for business


Today is President’s Day, a national and state holiday. Banks, the Post Office, federal and state offices, along with county courthouses are all closed today.

 

City and town offices around the area are also closed for business.

 

As for schools, not all districts are observing the holiday.

 

The Center ISD and Joaquin ISD are not having classes; it’s a staff development day.

 

Check with your child’s school to make sure. 

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Accidents reported during rain last night, woman penned in wreckage, truck carrying yeast overturns


A couple of accidents reported last night during the height of the rain.

 

A woman was reported to have been trapped in her vehicle after leaving the roadway in the Huxley area around 7:30 p.m.

 

The Center Fire Department and ACE EMS responded to FM 3172 at Bill’s Landing where the unidentified female had to be cut free of the wreckage. She was taken to Nacogdoches Memorial with unknown injuries.

 

Just before 10:30 p.m. an 18-wheeler tanker carrying yeast rolled-over on Hwy. 59 south of Tenaha, near the Pilgrim’s Pride Feed Mill. No injuries reported.

 

The truck-tractor was removed, but the loaded trailer remains on the scene where the contents will be removed today.

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Center ISD Trustees vote to deny relief requested in Level III Parent Complaint, new football offensive coordinator hired


The Center ISD Board of Trustees voted to uphold the administration's decision after hearing a presentation of a Level III Parent Complaint at last Thursday night's meeting.

 

According to Center ISD Superintendent Dr. James Hockenberry, the issue involved Linda Lopez's daughter being suspended from the Center High School cheerleading squad due to demerits.

 

The relief sought by Ms. Lopez is not known.

 

Board also received an update on the Athletic Facilities' Committee, which has organized and is expected to have their first meeting this week. Dr. Hockenberry said a deadline for filing a report and making recommendations to trustees is April 16.

 

In personnel, Center ISD AD and Head Football Coach Barry Bowman has a new offensive coordinator as Ricky Meeks was hired. Meeks was on-staff at Henderson when they won a state championship a few years ago, and comes to Center from Pittsburgh ISD.

 

Also, Jennifer Moon was hired as a Center Middle School teacher.

 

Dr. Hockenberry’s evaluation process was also initiated by the board.

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East Texas Extended Care sold to Center native, facilities will continue to serve local healthcare needs


It was announced last week that a growing health-care clinic in the region had been sold to a Shelby County native physician.

 

Dawn Barnes of East Texas Extended Care says Dr. Mark Mettauer of The Woodlands, a 1989 Center High School graduate had purchased the clinic’s four facilities.

 

Ms. Barnes told Center Broadcasting, she and partner Justin Timmons were excited about the purchase of East Texas Extended Care by Dr. Mettauer, and said they looked forward to continued growth under his direction.

 

East Texas Extended Care began with its original location in Timpson three-years ago, and in just the past year, has grown to clinics in Pineland, San Augustine, and most recently Center.

 

She added all the nurse practitioners will continue to see patients as usual.

 

They are Timmons in Timpson, Bridget Hughes in Center, Christina Watson in San Augustine and Sharon Byley in Pineland. She said she would be floating between the Timpson and Center clinics.

 

Dr. Mark Mettauer is affiliated with several hospitals in the northwestern Houston area, where he has practiced cardiovascular and thoracic surgery for 11 years.

 

Dr. Mettauer and his wife Marissa have three children.

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More details known on incident involving child struck by car in Center


We have more information on a story we had Thursday involving a child being struck by a car in Center.

 

According to a Center Police Department incident report, a 4-year female was accidentally run over by a vehicle in the Pecan Grove Trailer Park in the 1300 block of Shelbyville Street around 7 p.m. that evening.

 

Officer Steven Thornburgh said he responded to the call to find Elva Julian holding a small child and advised the youngster had been run over by a vehicle.

 

The driver was identified as 32-year old Jose Martinez Rodriguez, who reported to Officer Thornburgh that he did not know he had hit the child, until somebody had told him.

 

Rodriguez remained on the scene following the incident.

 

The child was taken by ACE EMS to Center Emergency Department and then life-flighted to University Health in Shreveport. We understand the child has not internal injuries and will be OK.

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Tenaha ISD Board has meeting this afternoon


The Tenaha ISD Board will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. this afternoon, and among the agenda items for consideration and approval will be changing the day and/or week of the regular board meetings; renewing the contract with Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson the for handling the district’s property value study; and approval of the 2015-16 Statewide Educational Consulting & Counseling Associates Contract. They are the professional consultant for grant and state compensatory contracts.

 

In addition, Superintendent Scott Tyner's contract will be discussed.

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Joaquin ISD Board meets tonight, to begin with public meeting


The Joaquin ISD Board of Trustees will have a public hearing at 6 p.m. this evening to discuss the district’s educational performance on the Texas Academic Performance Report.

 

This will be followed by a regular meeting of the board.

 

Among the agenda items will be a report on personnel reductions and assignments for the 2015-16 school year.

 

Under action items, the Joaquin ISD Trustees will consider the Student Transfer Agreement.

 

In closed session, the superintendent’s evaluation, principal’s contract, special education director, band director and curriculum and instruction director will be discussed.

 

Any action would be done so in open session.

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Funeral Notices: 02/16/15


Obits:

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine announces service for 91-year old Mr. Seaman William Bradberry of San Augustine. He passed away Friday in San Augustine. Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with burial at Attoyac Cemetery, San Augustine County. Visitation will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home. Among Seaman William Bradberry’s survivors is his wife, Evelyn Bradberry of San Augustine; sons, Joe & Linda Bradberry and Stanley & Rita Bradberry, all of Houston; daughter, Tina & Bill Cook of Pennsylvania; brothers, Beaman & Winnie Bradberry of Angleton and Buddy & Elaine Bradberry of Montgomery; sister, Wanda Loosier of Houston; and sisters-in-law, Bertie Goodwin of Goodwin and Shirley Ross of Pollock.

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Local Sports Round up 02/16/15; Shelbyville Lady Dragons take second seed, playoffs begin tonight, Riders bounce Tatum to gain share of district lead, Dragons take championship


In Sports,

 

High School Basketball:

 

The Dist. 22-2A girls’ state playoff seeding was finalized Friday night as the Shelbyville Lady Dragons will enter post-season as the #2 seed after a 46-38 win over the Martinsville Lady Pirates in a district tie-breaker in Tenaha. Martinsville will go in as the #3 seed.

 

Girls’ Playoffs this week:

 

Class 2A Bi-Dist.

District Champion Tenaha Lady Tigers have a first-round bye, will play San Augustine-Colmesneil winner (6 p.m. tonight, Angelina College).

Shelbyville vs. Overton, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Cushing. Winner plays Broaddus (Dist. 23-2A champion) in area.

Martinsville vs. Carlisle, 6:30 p.m., tonight in Gary. Winner to play Evadale (24-2A champ) in area.

 

Class 3A Bi-Dist.

Garrison (4th 22-3A) vs. Crockett (21-3A champ), 8 p.m. tonight, Angelina College. Winner plays Van Vleck-Anahuac winner.

Central Heights (22-3A champ) vs. Onalaska (4th, 21-3A), 6 p.m., tonight, Wells High School. Winner gets Buna-East Bernard winner.

 

The Tenaha ISD Special Events Center will host a girls’ Class 4A bi-district playoff game at 7 p.m. Tuesday with Henderson vs. Huntington.
 

The Center Roughriders are officially playoff bound and have moved into a tie for first-place in Dist. 19-4A after a convincing 76-46 win at Tatum Friday night. The Riders were up 20-5 at the end of the opening quarter and never looked back, leading 39-21 at half. Center and Tatum are 6-1 heading into the final district game. Center will close out at home with Henderson tomorrow night (Senior Night), while Tatum goes to Rusk (1-6). Carthage (4-4) secured third with a 65-62 win over Henderson (1-6). The fourth and final playoff spot is between Rusk and Henderson. Should Center-Tatum end in a tie, they would be co-champs, and there would be a play-off game for state playoff seeding.

 

The Shelbyville Dragons are Dist. 22-2A champions and improve to 8-1 with a 62-33 win over Beckville. The Tenaha Tigers beat the Timpson Bears, 84-51, as both are 6-3. Tenaha can take second in the district with a win at home against the Joaquin Rams Tuesday. The Martinsville Pirates beat Joaquin (1-8) Friday. Should Timpson and Martinsville (5-4) end tied, it makes no difference, as Timpson has clinched a playoff spot due to head-to-head wins over Martinsville. The Bears finish at Shelbyville tomorrow night, Martinsville goes to Beckville. The top-three teams advance to the playoffs. Shelbyville has a first-round bye. The second and third place teams play the representatives of Dist. 21-2A.

 

In the Dist. 23-2A boys’ race, it comes down to Tuesday night’s district finale meeting in San Augustine as The Wolves and West Sabine are both 8-1. SA beat Brookeland, 90-36 and West Sabine over Pineywoods, 76-54.  Broaddus beat Zavalla, as the Bulldogs (5-4) are a game ahead of Brookeland (4-5) headed into their meeting tomorrow night in Brookeland. A Broaddus win and they’re the third-place team.

 

Feb. 13 (Boys)

Dist. 19-4A

Center 76, Tatum 46
Carthage 65, Henderson 62
 

Dist. 22-2A

Shelbyville 62, Beckville 33
Martinsville @ Joaquin
Tenaha 84, Timpson 51

 

Dist. 23-2A

San Augustine 90, Brookeland 36
West Sabine 76, Pineywoods 54

Broaddus def Zavalla
 

Dist. 22-3A

Central Heights 89, Corrigan 41
Woden 61, Garrison 25
Newton 64, Central 48
Woodville 86, Hemphill 48

 

Feb 17

Dist. 19-4A
Henderson @ Center
Tatum @ Rusk

 

Dist. 22-2A

Feb 17
Martinsville @ Beckville
Joaquin @ Tenaha
Timpson @ Shelbyville

 

Dist. 23-2A

Broaddus @ Brookeland
Pineywoods @ Zavalla
West Sabine @ San Augustine

 

Dist. 22-3A

Central Heights @ Woden
Garrison @ Woodville
Central @ Hemphill
Woodville @ Garrison

 

Boys' Dist. Standings

19-4A

x-Center 6-1

x-Tatum 6-1

x-Carthage 4-4

Henderson 1-6

Rusk 1-6

 

22-2A

xy-Shelbyville 8-1

x-Tenaha 6-3

x-Timpson 6-3

Martinsville 5-4

Joaquin 1-8

Beckville 1-8

 

23-2A

x-San Augustine 8-1

x-West Sabine 8-1

Brookeland 4-5

Broaddus 5-4
Pineywoods 2-7

Zavalla 0-8

 

22-3A

xNewton 11-1

x-Woodville 10-2

x-Central Heights 9-3

x-Woden 7-4

Central 5-7

Corrigan 2-9

Garrison 1-9

Hemphill 1-10

x-Clinched Playoff Berth

y-District Champion

 

College Hoops:

 

The SFA Lumberjacks had their 19-game Southland Conference winning streak snapped at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Saturday, losing 63-71. The Ladyjacks get their fifth-straight win, 74-62 over A&M-Corpus Christi. The Lumberjacks will be at Incarnate Word in San Antonio tonight.

 

Soccer:

 

The Center Roughriders and Lady Riders had their district home openers against Palestine Friday, with both coming up on the short-end. The Riders lose, 4-6 in overtime, while the Lady Riders lose, 1-5.

 

The Riders and Lady Riders go to Jasper Tuesday.

 

Softball:

 

The season starts this week, as the Center Lady Riders go to the Shelbyville Lady Dragons Tuesday with JV at 4:30 p.m. The Lady Riders will be at the Hudson Tourney beginning Thursday.

 

The Garrison Lady Bulldogs open up at Huntington Wednesday at 5 p.m.

 

The Joaquin Lady Rams will start the season Thursday in the Carthage Tournament, while the Timpson Lady Bears will be in the Hudson Tournament Thursday to open the season.

 

Baseball:

 

The Joaquin Rams are home to scrimmage Hemphill at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday; and the Garrison Bulldogs have a scrimmage at home with Elysian Fields at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

 

The Center Riders will be at Central Pollock for scrimmage action Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., and will have their final scrimmage at Jasper this Friday starting with JV at 4:30 p.m. Rider Baseball will also be hosting the Center Hit-a-Thon Saturday starting at 11 a.m.

 

The Shelbyville Dragons are scheduled to scrimmage West Sabine at 5 p.m. Thursday in Shelbyville;


The high school regular season begins next Monday, Feb. 23.

 

Power Lifting:

Center High School will be hosting an invitational at Center High School Gym at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

 

 

The San Augustine Lions Sporting Clay Shoot will be held this Saturday, Feb. 21 at Fairway Farm, located five miles east of San Augustine on Hwy. 21. All proceeds benefit Texas Lions’ Camp, local charities and scholarships. The shoot will consist of four or five person teams. Individuals are welcome and everyone will be placed on a team. There will be one flight beginning at 10 a.m., registration starts at 8 a.m. Fee is $100 per shooter. Food, drinks and prizes will be provided. A special brass plated lever-action Henry rifle donated by T-Roy Broussard from the “Swamp People” TV show will be auctioned and another Henry rifle will be awarded to the “top shooter”. Title sponsors are Contango Oil & Gas Company, XTO Entergy and CHI St. Luke’s Health. For more information contact Norrell Thomas at 936-275-6015 or Kenny Fowler at 936-275-6208. Entry forms are also available at Center Broadcasting at 307 San Augustine Street in Center.

 

The Logansport Chamber of Commerce will have their 8th annual Sand Bass Tournament Saturday, March 14. Entry fee is $150 per team, with an optional $50 per team for Big Bass. Fishing begins at 6 a.m., and boats must be landed on Toledo Bend or the Sabine River. Fishing on the bank is also allowed. First-place will pay $5,000. Prize money payouts are based on a minimum of 75 teams entered. A copy of the tournament rules and an entry form is available at Center Broadcasting, 307 San Augustine St. in Center.

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Girls' basketball state playoff games set


Class 2A Bi-District Round

 

Shelbyville Lady Dragons vs Overton, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Cushing

 

San Augustine Lady Wolves vs. Colmesneil, 6 p.m., Monday, Angelina College, Lufkin

 

Martinsville Lady Pirates vs. Carlisle, Monday, 6:30 p.m., Gary

 

Class 3A Bi-District Round

 

Garrison Lady Bulldogs vs. Crockett, 8 p.m,. Monday, Angelina College, Lufkin

 

 

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REVISE: Coming up this week at Center ISD Feb. 15-21


Coming up this week at Center ISD
 
Sunday, February 15, 2015
CMS Beta Club Leaves for State Convention
 
Monday, February 16, 2015
STUDENT HOLIDAY
STAFF DEVELOPMENT
CES St. Jude Math-A-Thon Fundraiser
CMS Beta Club at State Convention
 
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
FLM Family Book Checkout 3 PM to 6 PM
CES St. Jude Math-A-Thon Fundraiser Deadline
CIS College Day
CMS Beta Club at State Convention
CHS Boys Basketball at Home vs. Henderson —5:00 PM **Senior Night
CHS Girls Soccer at Jasper—5:00 PM
CHS Boys Soccer at Jasper—6:30 PM
CHS Softball at Shelbyville—4:30 PM/6:15 PM
CHS Baseball at Central—4:30 PM/7 PM **Scrimmage
JV Tennis Tournament in Kilgore (All Day)
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
CIS STAAR Benchmarks—4th Grade Reading & 5th Grade Science
CMS Cheer Tryout Packets Due
 
Thursday, February 19, 2015
FLM College Day
CMS Cheer Tryout Parent Meeting— 6-7 PM
CHS Softball at Hudson Tournament
Thursday, February 19--CHS Powerlifting Invitational at CHS Gym--4:30

Friday, February 20, 2015
CMS Dance Tryout Packets Due
CHS Baseball at Jasper—4:30 PM/7 PM **Scrimmage
CHS Softball at Hudson Tournament
 
Saturday, February 21, 2015
CHS UIL Invitational at Center HS (All day)
CMS Cheer Tryout Clinic --8-10 AM
CHS Cheer Tryout Clinic--10-12 AM
CMS and CHS Cheer Tryout Clinic at the CHS Gym—10 AM-12 PM
CHS Softball at Hudson Tournament

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NWS update 02/14/15


Pollen Index for San Augustine, TX

Our Record temperatures are producing an early pollen season

The unusually warm spring like weather has trees and other plants blooming much earlier than normal, which could mean a long and intense allergy season which we are already seeing here in San Augustine.

 

Saturday

February 14

 2015

Sunday

February 15

2015

Monday

February 16

2015

Tuesday

February 17

2015

 

       

 

clear

76° | 45°

Clear

mostlycloudy

63° | 53°

Mostly Cloudy

rain

56° | 34°

Rain

100% chance of precipitation

chancerain

49° | 32°

Chance of Rain

40% chance of precipitation

 

According to the NWS, the snow/ice has moved more to the East.  We will get rain and some very cold temperatures beginning on Monday and continuing in to Tuesday and freezing during the evening hours is expected.

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San Augustine Chatter from the Chamber


We hope you are having a Fantastic Friday and Don't Forget Valentine's Day
is Tomorrow... Our Community is Full of Fun & Educational Events in the
next couple months.

*Here's a schedule of the upcoming events:*

*Tuesday, Feb 17th- MEMBERSHIP MEETING*
Speaker: County Judge Samye Johnson & Betty Russo, East TX Regional Rep,
Office of the Governor, Economic Development & Tourism
Business of the Month:  "The Body Shop" -Lou Ann Halbert
Caterer: Imogene's Cafe

*Tues., Feb 24th @ 5:30 pm*- "Let's Get Fit" Fitness Challenge KICK-OFF @
"The Body Shop"

*March 5,6,7*- Women's Service League  13th Annual "NIGHT of The STARS"...
Tickets are going fast so contact Liz @ Heartstrings to get yours Today..
936-275-3484

*March 27 & 28*-   2nd Annual Gala Garden Fair- There will be Speaker,
Vendors, and Delicious Tea Room Menu Prepared by The Garden Club.

*May 2*-   Main Street's 1st Annual Texas Treasure Heritage Festival-
Contact Tracy Cox for more info- Vendor Spaces are Still Available.
             Farmer's Market Opens! Time for Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

*May 8*-   Relay for Life 2015- 7 pm- San Augustine High School

You may be missing this Week's Chamber Highlighter:   *Mary Kay's Country
Diner*
Mary Kay Hardy,owner, closed last month for a little "Housekeeping".  The
Diner will Re-Open Tues, Feb 24th at 10:30 am.  The same Delicious Lunch &
Menu Items will be Available, and The Renovations are Going to Surprise
You!  New Salads and other "Light"  Entrees have been added to the menu.
Ready to Shop?..."Gotcha Covered Boutique" is restocked and "gotcha covered"

Mary Kay's will be Closed on Mondays but Available to Serve You...
Tuesday - Thursday 10:30 am- 2:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am -8:00 pm
Sat & Sun 8:00 am -2:30pm
Mary Kay's is located on Hwy 96N; Mary Kay & Her Friendly Staff Can't Wait
to See YOU, Feb 24th.  Join Mary Kay's Country Diner on Facebook
<https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mary-Kays-Country-Diner/262468377124362>
for all the latest menu specials and More!


It's not to late to register for the First Annual "Let's Get Fit" Fitness
Challenge.  Contact the Chamber Office for more info 936-275-3610

Don't Forget Your Membership Dues! Thanks to our Friends who continue to
partner with us.  If you have not received your renewal application, please
let us know.


Your Continued Support Matters!

Have a Great Weekend!

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Timpson Bear Update 02/13/15


Pre-K Visits EcoLand –

About EcoLand At Region 7 Education Service Center EcoLand is a hands-on multi-sensory learning center where children will learn about the earth and its properties through investigation methods.  The goal is to create an experience that engages all senses and utilizes hands-on methods of teaching foundational elements behind complex concepts that are relevant to the challenges of this new generation of children.  In addition to educating, inspiring and empowering children to protect the earth’s environment, the EcoLand exhibits and accompanying activities will also better prepare children for the higher level critical thinking skills needed in the classroom.

 

Timpson Pre-K students recently visited EcoLand and participated in hands-on activities about water, rocks and plants.  EcoLand will eventually serve all early childhood students, ages 3-8, from Region 7’s school districts, charter schools, Early Head Start/Head Start program, and childcare centers participating in the Region 7 Early Childhood Cooperative.  Schools and educational institutions serving Region 7 early childhood students will be able to schedule field trips to EcoLand throughout the year once it is open.  Additional scheduling details and requirements will be provided at a later time.

Objectives

1.   Create an environment where children are inspired to be responsible, caring stewards of the planet and its inhabitants

2.   Facilitate essential pre-school learning and educational activities that are stimulating and engaging

3.  Engage children in interactive, hands-on tasks that elevate developmental skills and cognitive learning

4.   Provide a unique learning center and resources for Region 7 schools ato use to enhance the educational experience for

3-through 8-year-old students The EcoLand Experience Upon arrival, children will be given an interactive preview of all EcoLand has to offer.  A large mural map and tour guide will be able to assist in each of the tour experiences.  Tours will be divided to accommodate smaller groups to allow each child the fullest EcoLand experience.  Prior to an EcoLand visit, teachers will be provided with preliminary modules that introduce EcoLand’s concepts and deliver the foundational learning needed in each of the areas.  Curriculum-based follow-up activities will be provided for later exploration at the conclusion of each tour.

FFA Day at the Capitol - According to Kristin Powers Timpson High School FFA advisor, the THS FFA officers will be attending FFA Day at the state capitol in Austin on Tuesday, Feb. 24. 

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Two CMS Students Earn Leadership Positions at Region 7 Model UN


Kamryn Holt and Esther Mergerson traveled to Kilgore on January 27th to serve as leaders in a Region 7 Model United Nations competition. They were chosen for these leadership positions following an interview process. The process included writing a two page essay on what leadership means to them and how they could contribute and an online face to face interview. The girls did an amazing job in representing our district.


Submitted by: Jennifer Ferguson

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City of Joaquin has regular scheduled meeting Tuesday


CITY OF JOAQUIN

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING AGENDA

February 17, 2015

 

The City Council of Joaquin will meet in regular session Tuesday February 17,2015 6:00 p.m. at The Joaquin City Hall located at 124 North Preston, Joaquin, Texas.

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

1.       Call to order, establish quorum & welcome guest.

2.       Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance.

3.       Council approval of the previous month’s minutes.

4.       Discussion & Council action on payment of bills.

5.       Update from Mike Walker Goodwin and Lasiter on Sewer Grant Project.

6.       Discussion & Council action on the Replacement of the Steel Gas line on the HWY 7 Intersection near the red light.

7.       Discussion & Council action on the city’s contract with vendor, Aramark.

8.       Discussion & approval of the addition of new City Secretary Amanda Willey’s name to all banks accounts.

9.       Discussion & appointment of Election Judge and Clerk for the upcoming May election.

10.   Discussion & Council action on scheduling of City Council Meetings.

11.   Open Forum.

12.   Adjournment. 

IF during the course of the of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda should be held   in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in executive or closed session, in accordance With the Texas Open Meetings Act, Governmental Code Section 551 and Texas Revised Civil Statutes.

 

Posted by Amanda Willey on 2/13/15 at 10:30 a.m.

 

 

 

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Joaquin Power Lifters compete, place in Kirbyville Meet Feb. 5


Joaquin Lady Ram Power Lifters had the following results from the Kirbyville Meet
Feb. 5. From left, Loren Johnson, 5th, 165 lb Class; Desere Cooper, 1st, 220 lb
Class; Jaz Atkins, 1st, 181 lb Class and Shelby Swaim, 2nd, 220 lb Class.
 
Joaquin Ram Power Lifters competed in the Kirbyville Meet Feb. 5. Results were:
from left, Tristan Carroll, 4th, 198 lb Class; Case Chambliss, 1st, 148 lb Class;
Hunter Holt, 5th place, 198 lb Class and Zach Bell, 1st, 275 lb Class.
 

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Tenaha ISD to hold regular monthly meeting Monday


Notice of School District Regular Meeting

                                    Board of Trustees – Tenaha Independent School District

 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Tenaha Independent School District will be held on Monday, February 16, 2015 beginning at 5:30 p. m. in the Boardroom of the Administration office located at 138 College Street, Tenaha, Texas 75974.

 

The Subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken are as follows:

(Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

  1. Call to Order

      2.       Public Comment

  1. Reports from Administrators                                                                                         

      (a.)          Judy Monroe, 6-12 Principal                                                                                (b.)      Terry Ward, EE-5 Principal

      (c.)    Scott Tyner, Superintendent

  1. District Investment Reports
  2. Consider for Approval Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)
  3. Discussion to Determine the District’s Homecoming and Hall of Honor
  4. Consider for Approval to Change the Day and/or Week of the Regular Board Meetings
  5. Consider for Approval Renewing the Contract with Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP for the 2015-2016 School Year
  6. Consider for Approval the 2015-2016 Statewide Educational Consulting & Counseling Associates, Inc. (SECCA) Contract
  7. Texas Gov’t Code § 551.074 District Employees and Officers    

(a.)    Resignations, New Hire, and/or Discipline

(b.)    Superintendent Contract

  1. Comments by Board Members
  2. Adjournment

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Gov’t Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E.

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Panola College Presents the Powerful Drama, The Exonerated



Panola College Drama presents *The Exonerated *by Jessica Lank and Erik
Jenson, a powerful drama of true stories regarding six death row inmates
who were cleared of their crimes after spending years on death row on
Thursday, February 19 at 6 p.m. (this performance features a talk back with
the cast and crew following the show), Friday, February 20 and Saturday,
February 21 at 7 p.m.   This production is also Panola College’s 2015
TCCSTA Play Fest entry and will be performed at LSC-Kingwood on February
27, 2015.

The play is based on the real life stories of six people wrongly convicted
of murder and sentenced to death row: Gary Gauger, played by Avery Tindol,
sophomore, Center; Robert Hayes, played by Carnelius Lewis, sophomore,
Carthage; Kerry Cook, Jonah Murphy, freshman, West Hardin; David Keaton,
Darian Upshaw, freshman, Cushing; Sunny Jacobs, Ericka McBurney, freshman,
Houston; and Delbert Tibbs, Kyree Wililams, sophomore, Hillsboro.  Also in
the cast are Skylar Gafford, freshman, Blue Ridge as Sue Gauger; Carenza
Johnson, freshman, Alto as Georgia Hayes; and Mackenzie Piar, freshman,
Hillsboro as Sandra Cook.  The ensemble features Dewey Brannan, freshman,
Hillsboro; Laura Fryman, freshman, Mt. Enterprise; Mariah Fulbright,
sophomore, Center; Christin Lindgren, sophomore, Timpson; Tracer Lynch,
freshman, Blue Ridge; Matthew Odom, sophomore, Gary; Madilyn Sanford,
freshman, Timpson, and Alexander Willett, freshman, Marshall.

Assistant Director is Mariah Fulbright, Center; Stage Manager, Ben Charrez,
Hillsboro; Set Design, Kaycee Ricketson, Center; Costume and Set Design,
Keelan Moses, Huntington; Lighting Design, Alex Dutton, Shelbyville; Sound
Design, Alfy Lindsey, Center; Projection Design, Ethan Xieu, Center;
Make-up and Hair, Nicole Cassell, Hillsboro.  Set construction and shadow
play manager, Dewey Brannan, Hillsboro.

Cost is $10 for the general public and free with ID Card for Panola College
Faculty, Staff, and Students.  This production contains language or images
which may be disturbing for some.  No children under ten will be admitted
including infants*.  *This play is produced by special permission from
Dramatists, Inc. NY, NY.

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CITY RECEIVES COMPTROLLER TRANSPARENCY AWARD Center Earns Platinum Level-On Par With Larger Cities


 

 

CENTER, Texas (February 20, 2015) – The City of Center is excited to announce that it has joined the ranks of less than 100 proactive Texas cities in the Texas Comptroller’s Leadership Circle, a group of cities committed to financial transparency. 

 

“For me financial transparency means that we have nothing to hide,” explained Center Mayor David Chadwick. “We are honored to be included in such company as Dallas, Houston, Austin and to be one of the smaller Texas local governments to reach the highest level.”

 

The transparency award ranges from Bronze to Platinum. For more information about the Leadership Circle, visit www.texastransparency.org “City staff created a financial transparency webpage which has all sorts of information on the annual budgets, audits, contact information, check registers, charts and graphs.

 

It truly is a one-stop shop for anyone wishing to learn more about how the City of Center operates.” Chadwick continued, “We hope that residents will visit the financial transparency page from our website www.centertexas.org”

 

“For the past few years, City staff has worked very hard to present more information to the Council and public in an understandable format, whether that be in the budget or website,” reported Center City Manager Chad Nehring. “This is the first step in being recognized in these efforts.” 

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Funeral Notice: Marie Louise Hairston Story (Gran)


 

Marie Louise Hairston Story (Gran)

 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 13, 2015 at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison.  A graveside service is pending at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Houston under the direction of Howard Glendale Funeral Home in Houston.

 

Born March 14, 1933 in Harris County, Tx, to Orbie John Hairston and Marie Floyd Hairston

Married T. F. Story on September 11, 1953, they made their home and raised their children in Houston, Tx. where she lived for over 45 years.

 

She Retired from Star Enterprise, a subsidiary or Texaco/Shell after working in the Accounting Dept.

 

After retiring she moved to Garrison, Tx in 2001 to be near her daughter and her family.  She especially enjoyed being able to go and watch her Grandson's participate in their many FFA and Sporting activities. She was one of their biggest fans.  She enjoyed cooking, sewing, watching movies, listening to music, putting together jigsaw puzzles and playing games.  She had a very competitive spirit and liked to win at whatever game she was playing and the rules to the games usually changed to fit her winning!!!  She could smack talk with the best of them!!! She had been struggling with many health issues and was homebound for the past several years.  She loved the Lord and when she was able to attend church she attended the Garrison Church of Christ. We had many conversations about her relationship with the Lord and she said "she was ready when he was"!!  We take great comfort in knowing that she left this world peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 and is now in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

She is preceded in death by her husband, parents and son.  She is survived by Daughter, Kim Story Dees and Husband Tommy, Daughter-in-law Susan Story, Grandsons, Chris Dees and wife Sydni, Mark Dees and wife Alexandria, Jeremy Story and wife Emily, Granddaughter Marimonnie Pierce and husband Kevin and Great Granddaughter Heidi Pierce. Also, her loving fur baby "Max".

 

Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas.

 

 

 

 

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It's Friday!! Sunny & nice for the weekend, rainy period begins Sunday night, possible snow Tuesday night


Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the morning.
 
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 42. South wind around 5 mph.
 
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 70. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming north in the afternoon.
 
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph after midnight.
 
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 54. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 44.
 
President's Day: A 60 percent chance of rain, with thunderstorms also possible after noon, with a high near 59. 
 
Monday Night: A 70 percent chance of rain, with a low around 45.
 
Tuesday: A 60 percent chance of Rain, high near 49.
 
Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow, with a low around 28.
 
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.
 
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 29.
 
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 53.

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Arrest Report: Shelby & San Augustine County 02/12/15--02/13/15


Arrest Report

02/12/15—02/13/15

 

Shelby County:

 

Van Wagley, 55, Marshall, Three Panola County Warrants-Theft

 

Joseph Land, 29, Center, Four Charges Delivery of a Controlled Substance

 

Rosondra Polk, 37, Douglass, Two Charges Driving While License Invalid, Failure to Yield Right-of-Way & San Augustine County Warrant-Assault

 

Anthony Bennett, 29, Center, Tampering with Evidence, Two Charges Delivery of a Controlled Substance & Evading Arrest

 

San Augustine County: No Arrest Reported

 

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

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January Sales Tax Revenues show steady increase statewide, not same story around here


Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reported Wednesday that state sales tax revenue for January was up over 11 percent compared to January 2014.

 

He said the growth in sales tax revenues was led by business spending.

 

Despite the good news statewide, those numbers were in a deficit for Shelby and San Augustine Counties.

 

In Shelby County, as a whole January sales tax revenues were down almost 4.5 percent and 2.7 percent in San Augustine County.

 

The City of Center’s check is just about 4 percent behind that of 2014, as Center will receive a payment of $336, 519.

 

Joaquin was down almost 23.5 percent.

 

On the other hand, Tenaha’s January payment is up over 14 percent, Huxley’s 3.5 percent, and Timpson’s check is 2.5 percent better than a year ago.

 

The Shelby County January sales tax revenue total is $392,000.

 

The City of San Augustine had a double-digit increase in January from a year ago with a payment of almost $44,000, a 10.5 percent increase.

 

However, Broaddus’ January payment was down over 54 percent.

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Gas prices on the up nationally, statewide and locally


The national average pump price of gasoline is expected to stay below $3 per gallon during 2015.

 

In its new monthly forecast, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said the retail price for regular gasoline should average $2.33 per gallon this year. The price of gasoline increased in early February after falling for 17 weeks in a row.

 

But gasoline prices will continue to remain low in 2015 when compared with pump prices in recent years because of expected low crude oil costs.

 

As a result, the average U.S. household is expected to save $750 in gasoline costs this year compared with 2014.

 

Gasbuddy.com says the nation-wide average for a gallon of regular is $2.22, a 7-cent increase in the past week.

 

In Texas, its $2.06, up a dime this week; Louisiana is up to $2.06, a 9-cent rise.

 

Locally, the lowest in Center this morning is $2.08 at several stations, a ten-cent increase in the past week.

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Filings pick up for May 9 city, school board elections


After a two-week filing period, there’s been some change in candidate making their intentions known for the May 9 city and school board elections.

 

With a filing deadline of Feb. 27, potential candidates have 2-weeks left to return the proper paperwork.

 

In the Joaquin ISD, Thomas Harvey has been the lone filer, as positions held by Luke Garrett and Ronnie Belrose will be expiring.

 

For the City of Joaquin, incumbent council members LeeVern Stotts Gilliam and Mike Atkinson have both filed to run again.

 

We told you last week that Mayor Mike Wood would not be seeking re-election. Two current council members have filed to run for that vacated position as Joaquin mayor. Council members Bill Baker and Pat Gray will be running.

 

There have been no filings for the Tenaha ISD board as the position held by Bo Morris, Robert Barton and June Swint are up.

 

In the City of Tenaha Council race, Larry Terry has filed for re-election. Claudine Howard and Michael Baker’s spots on the council are also expiring.

 

No filings for the Timpson ISD board as Tracy Hooper, Dannie Hunt and Beth Tipton’s seats are up.

 

At the Timpson City Council, all three incumbents have filed, including Kyle Allen, Janell Baker and George Grace. They’ll be challenged by Kenny Walker and Linda Hancock.

 

In the Shelbyville ISD board of trustees, incumbents Joe Tom Schillings and Etola Jones have re-filed, so has challenger Chris Koltonski.

 

If you’re interested in a position you can file at the respective school administration or city office till Feb. 27.

 

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Panola County authorities searching for body of woman said to have jumped from Sabine River Bridge


Panola County authorities spent all day Thursday searching for a woman that was reported to have jumped off the Sabine River Bridge on FM 1794 near Beckville around 11 p.m. Wednesday evening.

 

Searchers have used side sonar and dragging, deciding not to put divers into the Sabine River because of the current. The searched continued until sundown last night.

 

The Panola County Sheriff's Department is saying at this point there may not be a body in the water.

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Elderly Garrison man OK after rolling pickup near Stockman Thursday


An elderly Garrison man is reported to be in stable condition after rolling his pickup several times on FM 415 near the Stockman Community Thursday afternoon.

 

According to DPS Trooper Anthony LaCount, 92-year old Herbert Hearnsberger was traveling south just before 3:30 p.m. at a reported unsafe speed, when he apparently lost control of his Toyota pickup, rolling the vehicle several times.

 

Hearnsberger was removed from the pickup and taken by ACE EMS to an open site where he was transported by Life-Air Rescue to a Shreveport hospital.

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Timpson ISD Trustees agree to keep volleyball program, students must decide on ball or band


After receiving public input both for and against, and debating the issue, the Timpson ISD Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to keep the girls’ volleyball program during their meeting Tuesday night.

 

Timpson ISD Superintendent Dr. Mid Johnson said administration, the board and both the athletic and band program have wrestled with the pros and cons. He said it’s been difficult to find a solution and resolve the conflicts, primarily for students that want to play volleyball and be in the band.

 

Therefore, Dr. Johnson said, the board has decided that a young lady must now decide to do one or the other—not both.

 

He said the tradition-rich band program has suffered through the scheduling issue having to work around students being absent from practice due to playing volleyball. However, Dr. Johnson said there are those students not involved in band that want to play volleyball.

 

“There’s just no other way to resolve this conflict,” Dr. Johnson commented. “The board wants to do what’s best for the students.”

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Monday is President's Day, a national & state holiday, closings observed


Monday is President’s Day, a national and state holiday. Banks, the Post

Also this week, Banks, the Post Office, federal and state offices, along with county courthouses are all closed Monday. City and town offices around the area are also closed for business Monday.

 

As for schools, not all districts are observing the holiday. The Center ISD and Joaquin ISD will not have classes Monday, it’s a staff development day. Check with your child’s school to make sure.

 

By the way, the Center ISD “Flags to Fight Hunger” flag rental program will be displaying American flags Monday. If you would like to have a flag placed at your home or business, or 5 other holidays during the year, contact Center High School Counselor Alease Copelin.

 

The program supports the schools’ Backpack Program-which goes to the East Texas Food Bank, providing child friendly snacks each weekend to food insecure children.

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Joaquin ISD Board to hold public hearing, regular meeting Monday evening


The Joaquin ISD Board of Trustees will have a public hearing at 6 p.m. Monday to discuss the district’s educational performance on the Texas Academic Performance Report.

 

This will be followed by a regular meeting of the board.

 

Among the agenda items will be a report on personnel reductions and assignments for the 2015-16 school year.

 

Under action items, the Joaquin ISD Trustees will consider the Student Transfer Agreement.

 

In closed session, the superintendent’s evaluation, principal’s contract, special education director, band director and curriculum and instruction director will be discussed. Any action would be done so in open session.

 

 

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Huxley Helping Hands food pantry to have food giveaway Saturday morning


The Huxley community mission group, Huxley Helping Hands will be holding a food pantry for residents of Shelby County tomorrow, Saturday, February 14 at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center. Sign-in starts at 9 a.m. until food is gone. Identification and proof of residency is required and only one box per household. Hillcrest Baptist Church is located at 901 Southview Circle.

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Local Sports Round up 02/13/15; Martinsville takes Game 1 of 22-2A tie-breaker, to face Shelbyville tonight, Rider Golf Team wins Bullard Tourney


In Sports,

 

High School Basketball:

 

Game 1 of the Dist. 22-2A Girls’ Basketball Tie-breaker in Tenaha last night went the way of the Martinsville Lady Pirates, as they take a 42-24 win over the Joaquin Lady Rams to advance to tonight’s game against the Shelbyville Lady Dragons for the #2 seed in the state playoffs. Tonight’s game tips-off at 7:30 p.m. in Tenaha. A Shelbyville win and the Lady Dragons are #2, and Martinsville the #3 seed. If Martinsville wins, they’re #2 seed and Game 3 at 1 p.m. Saturday between Joaquin and Shelbyville would be for the #3 and final seed.

 

The Center Roughriders have a chance to avenge their only Dist. 19-4A loss of the season when they go to Tatum tonight. Center (5-1) lost in OT to Tatum (6-0), 51-49 on Jan. 27. The Riders are playoff bound, but having a share of that district title would be sweet. Carthage (3-4) goes to Henderson (1-5) in the districts other game.

 

The Shelbyville Dragons (7-1) can take the district championship with a win at home against Beckville tonight. Meanwhile, Timpson (6-2) and Tenaha (5-3), as we understand, have both secured playoff berths, regardless of the outcome of the next two district games. Due to Timpson defeating Martinsville (4-4) in head-to-head play, they win a tie-breaker, should both teams end up with the same district record. The boys’ bi-district round of the playoffs will begin the Week of Feb. 23.

 

Shelbyville & Beckville game begins at 5:00 pm starting with JV and followed by Varsity.

 

By the way, the Timpson at Tenaha boys’ game starts at 6 p.m. tonight, followed by Game 2 of the girls’ district tie-breaker series.

 

The Dist. Champion Tenaha Lady will have a playoff warm-up game against District 16-2A Champion Union Grove at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Arp High School.

 

Dist. 23-2A’s top-two teams are pretty well set heading into the final two games of the regular season. San Augustine and West Sabine are 7-1, but the fight continues for the championship, and could be headed to a show-down next Tuesday in SA when they two meet. Brookeland is 4-3, while Broaddus are 3-4 as they battle for third. Brookeland goes to San Augustine Friday and Zavalla (0-7) heads to Broaddus. Brookeland beat the Wolves in their first meeting, 75-71 last month.

 

The San Augustine Lady Wolves will play Colmesneil in a Class 2A bi-district round game at 6 p.m. Monday at Angelina College in Lufkin. That game will be followed at 8 p.m. by the Garrison Lady Bulldog and Crockett Class 3A bi-district game. Gate prices are $5 and $3. San Augustine finished in second place. Dist. Champion Broaddus has a first-round bye. Brookeland is the third-seed team.

 

Feb. 13 (Boys)

Dist. 19-4A

Center @ Tatum

Carthage @ Henderson

 

Dist. 22-2A

Beckville @ Shelbyville

Martinsville @ Joaquin

Timpson @ Tenaha

 

Dist. 23-2A

Brookeland @ San Augustine

Pineywoods @ West Sabine

Zavalla @ Broaddus

 

Dist. 22-3A

Corrigan @ Central Heights

Woden @ Garrison

Newton @ Central

Woodville @ Hemphill

 

Boys' Dist. Standings

19-4A

Tatum 6-0

Center 5-1

Carthage 3-4

Henderson 1-5

Rusk 1-6

 

22-2A

Shelbyville 7-1

Timpson 6-2

Tenaha 5-3

Martinsville 4-4

Joaquin 1-7

Beckville 1-7

 

23-2A

San Augustine 7-1

West Sabine 7-1

Brookeland 4-3

Broaddus 3-4
Pineywoods 2-5

Zavalla 0-7

 

22-3A

Newton 11-1

Woodville 9-2

Central Heights 9-3

Woden 6-4

Central 5-7

Garrison 1-9

Hemphill 1-10

Corrigan 2-8

 

Golf:

The Center Roughrider Golf Team took first place at the Bullard Tournament at Eagle Bluff yesterday. Rider Beau Buster Byrnes won a playoff over teammate Austin Craig for first medalist. Each ended the round with a 78. Other Rider scores included Rex Kirkley with an 83, Zack Ritter carded a 90 and Chris Renfro ended with a 104.

 

Power Lifting:

 

The Center High School Boys and Girls Powerlifting teams traveled to the Huntington Invitational with the boys’ team taking first place, and the girls third place. Riders Hairo Salazar, Joe King and JaCarlos Hall won their weight divisions, with King named Outstanding Lifter-Light Platform. Lady Riders Breanna Suell and Rachel Andrews were first in their classes.

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Team Tennis:

 

The Center High School Varsity Tennis Team will play in Kilgore today, and the JV will take on Kilgore Feb. 17.

 

College Hoops:

 

The 8-2 SFA Lady jacks beat Incarnate Word tonight, 64-47 last night in San Antonio. SFA will be at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Saturday as part of a double-header with the Lumberjacks.

 

The Panola Ponies lose to Trinity Valley Community College, 58-81 Wednesday. Panola will be at Kilgore College next Wednesday.

 

Soccer:

 

The Center Roughriders and Lady Riders will have their district home opener against Palestine today beginning at 5 p.m. at Roughrider Stadium.

The Tenaha Tiger Soccer team goes to Henderson today.

 

Baseball:
The Center Roughriders have a scrimmage at Pine Tree High School in Longview Saturday, starting with JV at 11 a.m.

The Garrison Bulldogs go to Huntington this afternoon beginning at 4:30 for a scrimmage.

The high school regular season begins Feb. 23.

 

Softball:
 

The Shelbyville Lady Dragons are scheduled to scrimmage Gary in Shelbyville at 4:30 p.m. today.

The state-ranked Garrison Lady Bulldogs play in the Longview Tournament today thru Saturday.

 

Sign Ups:

 

Center Youth Baseball will be holding a final signup today, February 13 from 5-7pm at the Center Middle School Cafeteria. If anyone has any questions or is interesting in coaching please call Jason Mitchell at (936)488-2863 or Melissa McGhen at (936)488-9034.

 

The San Augustine Lions Sporting Clay Shoot will be held Saturday, Feb. 21 at Fairway Farm, located five miles east of San Augustine on Hwy. 21. All proceeds benefit Texas Lions’ Camp, local charities and scholarships. The shoot will consist of four or five person teams. Individuals are welcome and everyone will be placed on a team. There will be one flight beginning at 10 a.m., registration starts at 8 a.m. Fee is $100 per shooter. Food, drinks and prizes will be provided. A special brass plated lever-action Henry rifle donated by T-Roy Broussard from the “Swamp People” TV show will be auctioned and another Henry rifle will be awarded to the “top shooter”. Title sponsors are Contango Oil & Gas Company, XTO Entergy and CHI St. Luke’s Health. For more information contact Norrell Thomas at 936-275-6015 or Kenny Fowler at 936-275-6208. Entry forms are also available at Center Broadcasting at 307 San Augustine Street in Center.

 

The Logansport Chamber of Commerce will have their 8th annual Sand Bass Tournament Saturday, March 14. Entry fee is $150 per team, with an optional $50 per team for Big Bass. Fishing begins at 6 a.m., and boats must be landed on Toledo Bend or the Sabine River. Fishing on the bank is also allowed. First-place will pay $5,000. Prize money payouts are based on a minimum of 75 teams entered. A copy of the tournament rules and an entry form is available at Center Broadcasting, 307 San Augustine St. in Center.

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February 12, 2015 Capitol Update


This week was a fun one, as we had a large delegation from Panola County visit the Capitol for Panola County Day on Tuesday. I enjoyed getting the opportunity to visit with so many of our friends and neighbors about the issues before us in this legislative session. I was also privileged to pass a resolution honoring Panola County and to introduce our delegation to my colleagues. Also this week, I was honored to be named the Legislator of the Year by the East Texas Council of Governments. To receive this distinction from such an esteemed group of our county judges, mayors and other local officials was a humbling recognition of my efforts to fight for East Texas. I continued to author and co-author legislation this week. I co-authored legislation that would establish that Texans have a constitutional right to hunt and fish, protecting one of our valued pastimes from attacks by the federal government and environmental groups. I also co-authored a resolution calling for an end to the federal government's ban on crude oil exports. Several studies have shown that ending this ban would result in increased economic activity and growth for Texas. Lastly, I co-authored a piece of legislation that would end the effort to consolidate our small school districts. The bill also returns funding to these small schools that was taken away in the attempt to force consolidation, an unfair penalty that punishes rural areas. I look forward to returning this funding to our classrooms. As always, if you have any ideas for legislation or any comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at 512-463-0556 or district9.paddie@house.state.tx.us.

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CHS Power Lifting team competes at Huntington Invitational, boys take 1st, girls 3rd


The Center High School Boys and Girls Powerlifting teams traveled to the
Huntington Invitational and continued on their journey to success with the
Boys Team Placing First overall and the Girls placing 3rd overall.
Individual results are as follows:
                                        Weight Class:        Total:
 Place:
Hairo Salazar                114                          635             1st
Brenden Stanley          123                           580             2nd
Joe King                        132                          1010            1st
Daniel Rodriguez          132                          840              2nd
JaCarlos Hall                 148                         1080             1st
Jaden Yanez                  165                         900              4th
Witt Dockens                 181                         1065            2nd
Adrian Johnson             198                         1050             5th
Devincent Hoyt              242                        1375             2nd
Denzel Moore                  275                        1200           4th
Pedro Mendoza              275                         1065            5th

Outstanding Lifter-Light Platform--Joe King

                                     Weight Class:        Total:
 Place:
Megan Lovett               114                          390           2nd
Kendal Ray                   114                          360           5th

Breanna Suell               123                          470           1st
Sparkle Lilly                  123                          460           2nd
Keyunda Williams        123                         450            3rd
Bre Hightower               132                        530             4th
LaJada Hicks                 132                       410             6th
Rylee Hudspeth             148                       685             2nd
Rachel Andrews             220+                    765              1st

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Mt. Zion C.M.E. Celebrates Black History Month


Mt. Zion C.M.E. invites everyone to their Black History Worship Services on Sunday the 15th at 11a.m. where the special guest speaker will be Mr. Jeremy Small.  Jeremy is a 2010 graduate of CHS and received a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Ouachita Baptist University in December 2014. He is currently employed with San Augustine I.S.D.

 

Rev. Robert Gipson-Pastor
 

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Texas A&M Forest Service celebrates a century of service


Feb. 12, 2015 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Over the past 100 years, Texas A&M Forest Service has accomplished many feats, including establishing itself as a premiere entity in both forestry and all-hazard response.

The state agency was established in 1915 by the 34th Texas Legislature under the Texas A&M College—making TFS the first state forestry agency in the nation to be part of a land grant institution.  A fact not lost on former TFS director (1980-1996) Bruce Miles.

“Texas A&M Forest Service has always been a leader nationwide among state forestry agencies,” Miles said. “A big part of this comes from being part of the state’s land grant institution system where our department heads shared information, technology and research results.”

For the past century the people of TFS have been answering the call to service by monitoring the forests to improve health and productivity; working with communities to plant, care for and conserve the trees where people live, work and play; and by informing and educating landowners on sustainable land management practices.

"The employees of this agency are so vital in continuing to accomplish the goals and dreams that were put in place. TFS has become the most highly respected national leader in forestry," said former director (1996-2008) James Hull. "However, there has never been a time in our one hundred year history that the agency was not striving to do the best it could to meet the needs of forestry."

With a duty to protect, TFS is mandated by the state as the lead agency in wildfire suppression and through predictive services, prevention programs and response models have revolutionized the way states prevent, prepare for and protect against wildfire.

TFS leads incident management teams during state disasters and has led responses to such incidents as the Space Shuttle Columbia recovery, Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike, and the 2011 wildfire season.

Having led the agency through the historic drought and wildfire season in 2011, current state forester and director Tom Boggus has seen the dedicated service and innovative spirit of TFS employees through the good times and bad. 

“What an honor to represent the people of this agency as the director, especially during our centennial celebration year,” Director Tom Boggus said. “Words like ‘first agency in the nation’ and ‘a national model’ have been used repeatedly over the last century to describe TFS and they still ring clear and true as we begin our next century of service.”