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Chamber Selects Teague for Interim Leadership


NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Bill Teague, President, Teague & Associates, Inc., is
named Interim President/CEO of the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce
effective Oct. 1. Teague was selected by a search committee formed from the
Chamber's Executive Board after Chamber President/CEO Bruce Partain's
resignation announcement.
 
"Bill is dedicated to serving his community without hesitation and does it
at a 110 percent," said Immediate Past Chairman Jessica Henderson,. "Bill
may not have lived in Nacogdoches all his life, but he and his wife Lynn
have established strong roots here through their volunteerism and genuine
love for the people of our community. Bill’s warm and inviting smile,
strong work ethic, and history of running a successful non-profit
organization made choosing him as interim at the Nacogdoches County Chamber
a perfect fit."
 
Teague will be responsible for the duties as president set out in the
Chamber's bylaws during the time the committee continues the search for a
permanent replacement.
 
"Interested candidates may submit information to ceosearch@nactx.com," said
Chairman Rusty Rust. "But I would advise candidates to wait for a job
description and deadlines to be posted first, as we are just beginning the
process, and there is plenty of time."
 
Teague's appointment was publicly announced at the Chamber's 94th Annual
Meeting & Banquet on Sept. 29. He said he is looking forward to working
with the dedicated volunteer leadership and staff to ensure the Chamber
continues its excellent services to the County.
 
"It is an humbling honor to be invited to serve the Chamber in this interim
capacity, and I am happy to help anyway I can," Teague said. "I admire and
respect the Chamber and Bruce has provided excellent leadership in the 14
years he’s served here, and his talented staff do a great job."
 
Partain accepted the President/CEO position at the Longmont Area Chamber of
Commerce in Colorado. His last day at the Nacogdoches County Chamber is
Sept. 30. He begins his job in Longmont on Oct. 13.

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2015 4-H Annual County Gold Star Banquet


Date:  September 28, 2015

News Release

Submitted by: Lane Dunn & Jheri-Lynn McSwain

Subject:  Annual 2014-2015 4-H Goldstar Banquet

 

4-H members, family and guests met on Sunday, September 20, 2015, at the Center Community House-Rock Building in Center, Texas for their annual County 4-H Gold Star Banquet.  The Joaquin 4-H Club served as wonderful hosts and decorated beautifully for this event. 

 

Master of ceremony for the event was Clarissa Menefee. The invocation was led by Kadence Polley and she also introduced the special guests who were Mr. Maxi Eaves - Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Mr. & Mrs. Doyle Carter, members of the TEEA XYZ Homemaker’s Club, Ms. Whitney Burgay and Ms. Ana Solis with Shelby Savings Bank, Ms. Susan Watkins with the Light & Champion Newspaper and Mrs. Peaches Conway, previous Gold Star winner and former Shelby County Clerk.

 

Following the meal, Alec Dykes led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Pledge to the Texas flag. Emilee Elliott led audience in the 4-H Motto and Pledge.

 

Caroline Scull presented the “I Dare You” awards to Logan Holloway of Center 4-H Club, son of John Henry and Chelsea Holloway, and Collin Vickers of Joaquin 4-H Club, son of Mike Vickers and Tara Permenter.  These two young people have shown leadership and a willingness to always help in time of need.  They are both very active in the 4-H program participating in numerous projects and community service activities.

 

Jheri-Lynn McSwain presented the Gold Star Award to Megan Dunn of Center 4-H, daughter of Lane and Katie Dunn.  The Gold Star Award is the highest county 4-H achievement award.  Megan has exhibited leadership skills by serving as a club officer, attending leadership camp, serving as a youth volunteer, and becoming a Livestock Ambassador while being active participant in county and club 4-H projects.  Megan has demonstrated a willingness to serve not only in the 4-H program but in her community as well.  Mrs. McSwain thanked her for her service to the 4-H program and never saying “No” when duty calls.

 

The Friend of 4-H Award was presented by Carsen Vickers to members of the TEEA XYZ Homemaker’s Club.  This award is given to member or organization of the community that has shown long term support and dedication to the 4-H program. This year’s recipient has supported the Shelby County youth for many years. Their support has sometimes been behind the scenes but has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated. The education of our youth and adults is Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s mission and with the help and timeliness of this organization these goals can be achieved.

 

Club member introductions were presented by club mangers.  Clarissa Menefee offered a special appreciation to local businesses, organizations and volunteers who contribute to the success of the Shelby County 4-H program.

 

County Extension Agents Lane Dunn and Jheri-Lynn McSwain recognized and thanked club managers Chelsea Holloway – Center 4-H, Tiffanne Klein – Shelbyville 4-H, and Debrah Worsham – Joaquin 4-H.  They also recognized and thanked all the project leaders for their continued support of the Shelby County 4-H Program.

 

The final thank you went to the 4-H parents for their dedication to the organization, the City of Center for allowing the 4-H program to utilize their facilities, and Tara Permenter and Joaquin 4-H Club for hostessing.  Hannah Menefee closed the banquet with the 4-H prayer.

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UPDATE: Obituary - Glenn E. Prince


WATSON & SONS FUNERAL HOME

PO BOX 232/1554 SH 7 EAST

CENTER, TEXAS 75935

PHONE: 936-598-4331        FAX: 936-591-9944

www.watsonandsonsfh.com

 

NEWS RELEASE: September 29, 2015

DECEASED NAME FOR NEWS: Glenn E. Prince

 

Glenn E. Prince, 93, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015, in Nacogdoches, on the night of lunar trifecta – lunar eclipse, super moon and blood moon.

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 1, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. George Laboyteaux and Rev. Hiram Melton officiating.  Military honors graveside service will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County under the direction of VFW Post 8904. A reception will be held at the VFW Hall on Highway 96 North, in Center, for family and friends, following the graveside service.

 

Mr. Prince was born November 26, 1921, in Timpson, to Joel Prince and April Ellen Ellis Prince.  He served in the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. Prince loved gardening and had numerous fruit trees.  He played with many bands in the ‘40’s and continued his love for music all of his life. He taught his sons how to play the guitar and other instruments.  Mr. Prince also enjoyed reading and teaching the Bible. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Shelby County. Mr. Prince loved Shelby County, where he enjoyed spending the latter part of his life. He was a very kind and patient person.

 

He is survived by

Wife: Maurine Prince of Joaquin

 

Children:

Shirley Y. Prince of Conroe

Helen G. King and husband, C.W., of Conroe

Jimmy G. Prince of New Caney

Roger D. Prince of Conroe

 

Stepson: James Wayne Barton of Joaquin

 

Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren

 

Special Caregivers:

Vonda

April

Joyce

Rhonda

 

Preceded in death by

Wife: Cordelia Adell Williford Prince

Sister: Jane Vanoy

Brother: Littleton Prince

Stepdaughter: Shirley Ann Husband

 

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

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Joaquin: JV GAME LOCATION CHANGE FOR THIS THURSDAY - JH GAME TIME CHANGE


The Joaquin JV football game scheduled for Thursday, October 1st has been
changed to a home game.  The JV Rams will play West Rusk beginning at 5:30
pm at home.  The Junior High games will still be played in Timpson with a
later start time of 5:30 pm.  GO  RAMS!

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Obituary: Spencer Parker


WATSON & SONS FUNERAL HOME

PO BOX 232/1554 SH 7 EAST

CENTER, TEXAS 75935

PHONE: 936-598-4331        FAX: 936-591-9944

www.watsonandsonsfh.com

 

NEWS RELEASE: September 28, 2015

DECEASED NAME FOR NEWS: Jerry Spencer Parker

 

Spencer Parker, 75, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015, at his residence.

 

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 2, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Lamar Denby Jr. officiating.  Graveside service will be held at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Billy Windham officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

 

Mr. Parker was born August 2, 1940, in Center, to O.L. Parker Jr. and Lois Wilburn Parker.  He loved to hunt and fish. Mr. Parker was a fishing guide on Toledo Bend for many years.  He was a member of Mt. Calvary Full-Gospel Church in Shelbyville.

 

He is survived by

Sister: Wanda Reynolds of Buna

 

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

 

Preceded in death by

Son: Spencer Shane Parker

Daughters: Ceresa Jo Parker, Sherrie Lynn Parker

Parents: O.L. Parker Jr. and Lois Wilburn Parker

Sisters: Virginia McDonald, Marceline Green, Bernadine Creech

 

Pallbearers will be Grant McDonald, Jason McDonald, Nathan Lynch, Tommy Hailey, Ricky Hailey and Kyle Steptoe.  Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Lynch, Merlin McDonald, Brad Bass, Chad Bass, Gary McDonald, Larry McDonald, Greg McDonald, Troy Risinger, William “Cotton” Wilburn and Brodie Steptoe.

 

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

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150th Anniversary, FUMC


The year 2016 marks the 150th Anniversary of the First United Methodist
Church, Center, Texas.  If anyone has historical photos, documents,
newspaper clippings, 8 mm home movies, video, 35 mm slides, etc. they would
like to share with us please bring them by Chief Imaging, 614 Tenaha Street.
Most items can be scanned on the spot and you will not have to leave them. 
 
We look forward to your help in bringing the history of the church to life.
Billy Sue Payne is the Anniversary Chairman.

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Obituary: Mrs. Flora Mae Cartwright


Funeral services for Mrs. Flora Mae Cartwright (56), of Center, Texas will be Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 11:00am at the Bright Morning Star Baptist Church (623 MLK Drive, Center, Texas).  Rev. Charlvin Doty of the Kingdom Christin Center of Jacksonville, Texas will be officiating.

Mrs. Cartwright’s survivors are:

Sons:      Jasper Pettigrew of Center, Texas

                 Ala Cartwright of Center, Texas

 James Cartwright of Nacogdoches, Texas

Willie Earl (Nenita) Cartwright of Jacksonville, Texas

 

 Daughters:    Pam Pettigrew of Center, Texas,

                         Alice Cartwright, Henderson of Jacksonville, Texas

                         Peggie Cartwright of Jacksonville, Texas

                         Linda K. Cartwright of Jacksonville, Texas

                         Loretta (Charlvin) Doty of Pflugerville, Texas

 

A Very Special Grandson:  DeShon Pettigrew

 

Mother:  Gloria Pettigrew of Center, Texas

 

Brother:  Johnny Pettigrew of Center, Texas

 

Sisters:  Ernestine Pettigrew of Houston, Texas

                Ann Marie Pettigrew

 

Aunt:  Margie Bennett

 

Visitation on October 2, 2015 at Hicks Chapel from 12:00 noon to 6:00pm

 

Final Placement Britton Creek Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas (East Hamilton Community)

 

Repass Bright Morning Star Baptist Church

 

Services entrusted to Hicks Mortuary in Center, Texas 

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Obituary: Mr. Poston Smith


Percy Garner and Son Mortuary

P. O. Box 491 -  304 Ironosa Rd.                  San Augustine, Texas 75972

Phone# 936-275-2511   FAX# 936-2753481

 

 

Percy Garner and Son Mortuary would like to announce the death and services of:

 

Mr. Poston Smith, age 79, of Houston, Texas.  Mr. Smith passed away Friday, September 18, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  He was a native of

San Augustine, Texas

 

Funeral Service

 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

12 noon

True Vine Baptist Church

Internment: Bluford Town Cemetery

Rev. Fred Dade, Officiating Minister

 

Visitation

 

Friday, October 2, 2015

12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Garner and Son Chapel

 

Survivors

 

1 Brother                     Ernest R. Smith of Barstow, California

1 Sister-in-law          Ruby L. Smith of Texarkana, Texas

2 Nieces                    Jacqueline D. Smith and De’Chandra Mysheia Harris

8 Nephews                Lawrence Jones III,                         Bonnie J. White

                                    Wallace D. Smith,                            Carlos E. Smith

                                    Allen L. Smith,                                  Obie L. Smith

                                    Jeffery S. Smith,                               Frank W. Smith-Garner

 

As well as host of Great Nieces and Nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Arrest Report 9-29-15


James Franke- 76- Center- DWI

 

Craig Beene- 54- Center- Criminal Trespass

 

Kemberly Williams 35- Terrell- Theft

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Obituary: Glenn E. Prince


WATSON & SONS FUNERAL HOME

PO BOX 232/1554 SH 7 EAST

CENTER, TEXAS 75935

PHONE: 936-598-4331        FAX: 936-591-9944

www.watsonandsonsfh.com

 

NEWS RELEASE: September 29, 2015

DECEASED NAME FOR NEWS: Glenn E. Prince

 

Glenn E. Prince, 93, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015, in Nacogdoches, on the night of lunar trifecta – lunar eclipse, super moon and blood moon.

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 1, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. George Laboyteaux and Rev. Hiram Melton officiating.  Military honors graveside service will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Shelby County under the direction of VFW Post 8904. A reception will be held at James Community Center for family and friends, following the graveside service.

 

Mr. Prince was born November 26, 1921, in Timpson, to Joel Prince and April Ellen Ellis Prince.  He served in the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. Prince loved gardening and had numerous fruit trees.  He played with many bands in the ‘40’s and continued his love for music all of his life. He taught his sons how to play the guitar and other instruments.  Mr. Prince also enjoyed reading and teaching the Bible. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Shelby County. Mr. Prince loved Shelby County, where he enjoyed spending the latter part of his life. He was a very kind and patient person.

 

He is survived by

Wife: Maurine Prince of Joaquin

 

Children:

Shirley Y. Prince of Conroe

Helen G. King and husband, C.W., of Conroe

Jimmy G. Prince of New Caney

Roger D. Prince of Conroe

 

Stepson: James Wayne Barton of Joaquin

 

Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren

 

Special Caregivers:

Vonda

April

Joyce

Rhonda

 

Preceded in death by

Wife: Cordelia Adell Williford Prince

Sister: Jane Vanoy

Brother: Littleton Prince

Stepdaughter: Shirley Ann Husband

 

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

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UPDATE: DAVID MICHAEL FRANCIS â€" Obituary


DAVID MICHAEL FRANCIS – Obituary

 

 

Graveside service for Mr. David Michael Francis, 37, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 1, 2015, at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating.    Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Francis was born September 14, 1978, in Longview, TX, to David Anthony Francis and Nancy Murray Francis. He enjoyed all sports, especially baseball.  David was an avid baseball fan.  He loved the outdoors, spending time shopping, and found joy taking care of animals. 

 

He is survived by his father, David Anthony Francis and wife Beverly of Garrison, Texas;  mother, Nancy Murray Francis of Tyler, Texas; brother, Garret Francis of Austin, Texas; sister, Jessica Lauren Rakestraw of Tyler, Texas.

 

David was preceded in death by his grandparents, Horace and Johnnie Francis; and uncle, Horace “Scooter” Francis Jr.

 

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may to go www.taylorfh.net

 

Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Drive, Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.

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Shelby County Bass Anglers dominate State Championship on Lake Falcon


The Shelby County Bass Anglers competed in the Texas Association of Bass Clubs State Championship last weekend on Lake Falcon Reservoir out of Zapata on the Texas/Mexico border. Each club team consisted of the top eight anglers from their organizations fishing 2 men per boat. The TABC championship consisted of twenty six 4 boat teams from all across the state fishing for two days total combined team weights, but only calculating the top three weights daily for each club.
Shelby County Bass Anglers led the pack after a day one combined weight of 57.82lbs put them in a lead over Universal City Bass Club with 53.81lbs. Llano Bass Club was a close third after day one with 52.61lbs.
Day two rolled in with different conditions after a weak cold front tried to pass through and wind directions changed. The bite was slowed down considerably, but the SCBA found a way to claim their first TABC Championship. The Shelby County Team of David Koonce/Cody Barton, Darren Wiggins/Lance Hughes, Glen/Josh Sowell, and Jacob Permenter/Jason Wells came in with a Day 2 weight of 47.97 securing the victory. Llano Bass Club made a strong showing on Day 2 with 50.6lbs of bass followed by the team of Universal City Bass Club with 44.02lbs.
Final Standings were SCBA with a first place two day total of 105.79lbs,  Llano Bass Club with 99.15lbs for second, and Universal City Bass Club with 97.83lbs for third. The SCBA State Champion team is thankful  for all the support from their families, sponsors, and community.
 
Photo One – TABC State Champions – Shelby County Bass Anglers consisting of David Koonce, Jason Wells, Cody Barton, Josh Sowell, Lance Hughes, Glen Sowell, Darren Wiggins, and Jacob Permenter.
Photo Two- Overall Winning Two Man Team of Jacob Permenter and Jason Wells with 4 of their 10 fish catch.

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Millennium Tower anchors Panola College Student Center


The Frances B. Ross Millennium Tower was erected on Tuesday, Sept. 29, on
the plaza in front of the Charles C. Matthews Foundation Student Center.
The carillon bell tower now anchors the east side of campus, providing
students, faculty and staff an artistic reminder of Mrs. Ross’s support for
the college. In addition to an accurate timepiece, the clock tower includes
carillon bells that will play a variety of musical selections.
 
“It was exciting this morning to watch the Frances B. Ross Millennium Tower
being hoisted to its permanent location,” said Dr. Greg Powell, Panola
College President. “The Tower is beautiful and I believe that it will
quickly become a landmark for the college and our community. Mrs. Ross has
long been a generous supporter of Panola College and it is gratifying to
see the tangible impact of her legacy throughout our campus.”
 
The 30-foot Millennium Tower includes four, four-foot diameter illuminated
clocks, a complete digital carillon system with a 240-watt amplifier,
external speakers, four external projection horns, and bells. The music
library comprises a wide range of carillon bell music, including songs and
carols, Westminster clock chime melody, hour-strike, and favorite hymns.
The system has the ability to schedule changes of libraries as the holiday
seasons change, such as patriotic holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas,
summer, spring, etc.
 
In addition to the aesthetic enhancement to campus, The Frances B. Ross
Millennium Tower will serve as a centrally located emergency management
system for campus-wide announcements.
 
Constructed by the Verdin Company of Ohio, the tower was delivered and
assembled on site at Panola College. Since 1842, the Verdin family has been
in the business of casting bronze bells, creating carillons, electronic
digital bells, tower clocks, street clocks and other streetscape
furnishings.
 
Carillon bells have a long and storied history, dating back to medieval
times. The ringing of bells was used as a form of communication in the past
for small communities and towns. Farmers and ranchers in the past called
workers in for meals using a bell, and used the bells as an alert system
for family, friends and neighbors.
 
*PHOTO CAPTION:*
 
*From left, Panola College President Dr. Greg Powell, Carol Vincent, Ray
Schieffer, Susan Schieffer and Director of Institutional Advancement
Jessica Pace visit the new Frances B. Ross Millennium Tower.*

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Timpson ISD Bear Update 9/29/2015


THS FCCLA To Participate In Alzheimer's Memory Walk - Timpson FCCLA will be participating in the Alzheimer's Memory Walk Oct. 24 in San Augustine. If you are interested in making a donation, follow the directions below to do so online. If you would rather make a donation in person, please let me know and FCCLA sponsor Danielle Smith will send an officer to pick it up.
1.    Go to www.act.alz.org<http://www.act.alz.org>
2.    Click "Walk to End Alzheimers"
3.    Click "Teams"
4.    Click "Find a Team"
5.    Type in Timpson FCCLA
6.    Click Search

See You At The Pole - Timpson ISD students and staff participated in Meet You At The Pole last week before school. Attached are photos from this event.

East Texas State Fair - East Texas State Fair Jr. Beef Heifer Show was held in Tyler, TX on September 24 & 25.  Congratulations  to Timpson ISD students who placed in the show.
Sadie Ramsey Grand Champion Santa Gertrudis heifer
Ally Kimbro 1st Place and 2nd place Class 2 and 1st Place Class 7
Baylor Kimbro 1st Place Class 6 and 4th place Class 6
Brahman Heifer Show Haylon Powers 4th in Class 2
Ally Kimbro and Baylor Kimbro Class Winners ARB Breed at East Texas State Fair. Both Ally and Baylor were selected for Jr. Showmanship! Congratulations to all these students who represented Timpson ISD in such an outstanding way.

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Obituary: Jerry Spencer Parker


WATSON & SONS FUNERAL HOME

PO BOX 232/1554 SH 7 EAST

CENTER, TEXAS 75935

PHONE: 936-598-4331        FAX: 936-591-9944

www.watsonandsonsfh.com

 

NEWS RELEASE: September 28, 2015

DECEASED NAME FOR NEWS: Jerry Spencer Parker

 

Spencer Parker, 75, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015, at his residence.

 

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 2, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Lamar Denby Jr. officiating.  Graveside service will be held at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Billy Windham officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

 

Mr. Parker was born August 2, 1940, in Center, to O.L. Parker Jr. and Lois Wilburn Parker.  He loved to hunt and fish. Mr. Parker was a fishing guide on Toledo Bend for many years.  He was a member of Mt. Calvary Full-Gospel Church in Shelbyville.

 

He is survived by

Sister: Wanda Reynolds of Buna

 

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

 

Preceded in death by

Son: Spencer Shane Parker

Daughters: Ceresa Jo Parker, Sherrie Lynn Parker

Parents: O.L. Parker Jr. and Lois Wilburn Parker

Sisters: Virginia McDonald, Marceline Green, Bernadine Creech

 

Pallbearers will be Grant McDonald, Jason McDonald, Nathan Lynch, Tommy Hailey, Ricky Hailey and Kyle Steptoe.  Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Lynch, Merlin McDonald, Brad Bass, Chad Bass, Gary McDonald, Larry McDonald, Greg McDonald, Troy Risinger and William “Cotton” Wilburn.

 

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

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Obituary: David Michael Francis


Graveside service for David Michael Francis, 37, of Timpson, Texas will be held at 11 AM Thursday October 1, 2015, at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Timpson, Texas.  Visitation will be Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas from5-7 PM.  
To send condolences and sign the online guest book youmay go to www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge ofarrangements.
Full obit to follow.

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THE PINES THEATER PRESENTS THE UNEXPECTED BOYS


The Pines Theater 2015 season, "Timeless Classics and New Favorites,"
continues Wednesday, October 14, when four Broadway veterans known as The
Unexpected Boys present an award-winning tribute to Frankie Valli and The
Four Seasons.
 
"This is easily the best tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
you'll ever hear," said Tara Watson-Watkins, executive director of the
Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau and artistic director for The Pines.
"The Unexpected Boys have performed all over the world, and they have shared
the stage with some of the biggest names in music, including Diana Ross and
Dionne Warwick. They are as close to the real thing as you can get."
 
The Unexpected Boys is led by creative and managing director Brian Noonan.
Noonan has starred on Broadway and national touring companies as The Phantom
in Phantom of the Opera, Enjolras in Les Miserables, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
in Jekyll & Hyde, Cable in South Pacific with the legendary Robert Goulet,
and Gus/Growltiger in Cats.  
 
The Unexpected Boys' performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 for floor
seats and $30 for balcony seats. Call 936-633-0349 today to purchase tickets
or go to www.visitlufkin.com. <http://www.visitlufkin.com/> 
 
The Pines Theater's 2015 season continues with Duwende, a six-person a
cappella band, on November 10, and Linda Eder, one of Broadway's most
beloved leading ladies, on December 8.

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Tenaha ISD Homecoming Honoring First Responders


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Arrest Report 9-28-15


Jasmine Moore- 38- Center- Bond Surrender OC: Theft x2, Theft by check, Possession of Controlled Substance, Forgery of Government Instrument, 

 

San Augustine County

 

Christopher Emerson- Assault Family Violence w/ prior conviction

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Chamber - Press Release for Pageant winners


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Tenaha ISD Bus Driving Position Available


Tenaha ISD is accepting applications for bus driving positions. Compensation is paid on a per trip basis. Applicants must have a valid Texas commercial driver’s license with Passenger and School Bus Endorsement. For more information contact Steven Shires at 903-806-4579. Applications maybe picked up at the Tenaha Administration Office at 138 College Street, Tenaha, Texas 75974

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Timpson ISD Bear Update 9/28/2015


Mon. Sept. 28 – Elementary Benchmarks Due
-------------------- JH Volleyvall vs. Beckville – There @ 5:00 p.m.

Tues. Sept. 29 – TPRI – Kindergarten
-------------------- Varsity Volleyball vs. Shelbyville – Away @ 4:30 p.m.
-------------------- FFA Pineywoods Leadership Day – Nacogdoches @ 4:30 p.m.

Wed. Sept. 30 – PreK to Visit EcoLand in Kilgore
------------------- ASVAB Test – HS Auditorium – Juniors/Seniors

Thurs. Oct. 1 – Benchmark Testing – TES
------------------ Kindergarten Led Pledge – Poultry Festival @ 10:00 a.m.
------------------ JH & JV Football vs. Joaquin – Home @ 6:30 p.m.

Fri. Oct. 2 – Benchmark Testing – TES
------------------ End of 1st Six Weeks
------------------ THS Volleyball vs. Leverett’s Chapel – There @ 4:30 p.m.
------------------ Varsity Football vs. Joaquin – There @ 7:30 p.m.

Essay Contest - The Texas State Soil & Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) and the Association of Texas Soil & Water Conservation Districts (ATSWCD) are sponsoring an essay contest (two age divisions:  13 and under and 14 to 18 year olds).  Essay topic for 2016:  “How Soil and Water Conservation Helps Feed the World” is to be submitted to local soil and water conservation districts for local judging.  Each local district will judge the entries and submit three essays in each age category to the TSSWCB for competition on the area level.  Plaques will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners on the area level and state winners will be selected from the area winners.  This contest is open to students, 18 years and under, and does not jeopardize Texas University Interscholastic League eligibility.  The contest is open to public, private, or home school students. Please visit the stewardship website at http://www.nacdnet.org/stewardship&education.com for information relating to this theme.  Essays are to be submitted to the local soil and water conservation district for local judging by Thursday, December 31, 2015.  Their office will have the form to attach to the entry.  The local district is:  Shelby Soil & Water Conservation District, 158 Cass Caid, Center, TX (across the street from Texas State Bank).  As this office has only one part-time employee, you should probably call before coming by the office.  The telephone number is:  (936) 598-5557, Ext. 3.  If no one is in, you may leave your telephone number on the answering machine and someone will get back with you.

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Panola College Rodeo


  Panola College rodeo team was ready when it came time for the first NIRA Southern region rodeo September 25, 26 at the Panola County Cattleman’s Arena. The impressive amount of fans, and beautiful weather made very exciting competition.

   The great individual efforts from some freshman players helped the men’s team to a 3rd place finish, and the women’s team to a 2nd place finish.  The Southern Region consist of 14 University’s and Jr. Colleges , the top 2 teams in the region move on to the CNFR held each year in Casper, WY.

   Sophomore, and last season CNFR  qualifier Gannon Ivy, was in usual riding form winning 4th place in the bull riding. Gannon comes to Panola from Hampton, Ark.  He is working on a degree in Petroleum Technologies.

   Winning 1st place in the team roping was the duo of, Laramie and Colton Johnson. The very fast time of 5.4 seconds was posted early in the rodeo and held through the weekend. Laramie and Colton came to Panola College from Shreveport, La.  They are twins that are expected to be really in the midst of the regional race all season. R.D. Carter and Zach Moore  made a contribution by posting a time of 6.8 seconds to win 5th place , while sophomore Colton Hairgrove  put up the points on the board with a 9th place finish.

   In the breakaway event it was stand out Laramie Johnson, with the win again with a time of 2.7 seconds. Laramie’s great performance this weekend moves her to an early lead in both her individual events and to number 1 in the cowgirls all around race.  Taylor Gooch made a great return performance, after taking a couple years off from competition, and posted a time of 3.2 seconds and a 6th place finish.

   Bareback rider Kole Chandler was recruited to Panola College from Mississippi. Kole is a first year student with a nursing degree as his goal. Kole made a very wild and exciting ride to win the bareback riding with a 76 point score. Kole is a two event cowboy competing in the bull riding as well. Chandler is expected to be a force in both his chosen events all season long.

   The Panola College rodeo team will travel to Uvalde, TX October 1-3 for the second of ten regional competitions.  The third competition will be held in Pittsburg TX. October 9-10.

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Glenn Edward Prince - Pending Services


Glenn Edward Prince, 93, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015 in Nacogdoches. Funeral services are pending at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

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2015 National 4-H Week


Join over 591,000 young people in Texas in celebrating the many years of accomplishment and service the 4-H organization has provided during National 4-H Week slated for October 4-10, 2015.
 
Did you know that 4-H is the nation’s largest youth organization? Worldwide, there are over 6 million youth who participate. 4-H is in all 254 Texas counties, in all 50 states and in more than 80 countries. Over 591,000 of Texas young people are involved in 4-H. All you have to do is look at your local level to find young people taking the lead in addressing today’s challenges. In Texas, 4-H is a part of The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, a part of the Texas A&M University System. 4-H takes research-based information from the nation’s land-grant universities to youth in urban, small-town and rural communities. In Texas, 4-H is headquartered on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.

Using the four-leaf clover for its emblem, each leaf carries an H. The four H's on the four-leaf clover stand for head, heart, hands and health. 4-H follows the philosophy of learning by doing. Youth develop life skills through hands-on projects that range from citizenship to expressive arts, communication to foods and nutrition, and leadership to science and technology. 4-H is for youth in grades 4 through 12. Youth can belong to 4-H individually or as members of clubs and groups. They can make new friends, visit new places, go on trips, attend workshops and conferences, host meetings and help their communities. 4-H is where young people explore, learn and discover in a safe environment. In 4-H, youth find their true passions, gain confidence and give back to their community. Celebrate 4-H as youth step up and take responsibility for their future and ours.

 

A National Positive Youth Development study shows that 4-Hers are nearly 5 times more likely to graduate from college, 4 times more likely to actively contribute to their community. 4-H members are also 3 times more likely to be physically active than non-4-H members and 2 times more likely to pursue a career in science, engineering or computers.

 

The 4-H program in Texas also is led by 29,996 volunteer 4-H leaders that serve and devote their time and talents to the youth of Texas!  

 

Thanks for all you do to support and promote 4-H! For more information on the Texas 4-H program and how you can become involved at the local level, call the Shelby County Extension office at 936-598-7744.

 

Lane Dunn is the County Extension Agent for agriculture and natural resources for Shelby County. His email address is jldunn@ag.tamu.edu. 

Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status.

The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating

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East Texas Companies Recognized for Exemplary Safety Programs


Division of Workers’ Compensation

Texas Department of Insurance

(800) 578-4677 | tdi.texas.gov | @TexasTDI

 

 

September 28, 2015                                                                                                                                MediaRelations@TDI.texas.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                       (512) 676-6595

 

East Texas Companies Recognized for Exemplary Safety Programs

 

TYLER — Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Ryan Brannan visited East Texas today to honor two local employers for exemplary workplace safety programs and low rates of injuries and illnesses at the companies’ facilities.

“The injury rate at Texas workplaces has fallen 25 percent since 2005 thanks in large part to the outstanding efforts of employers like these,” Brannan said. “When businesses promote a culture of safety by providing excellent training and empowering workers to report any hazards, everybody wins. Fewer injuries means a more productive workplace and lower insurance premiums.”

The East Texas employers honored with the state’s Lone Star Safety Award, formerly the Peer Review Safety Award, include:

·         Southern Plastics, a plastic manufacturing facility with about 200 employees in Kilgore.

·         Rusk County Electric Cooperative, an electric power distribution cooperative with 70 employees in Henderson.

Both companies were also awarded a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) designation by the state and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The SHARP award recognizes small, private sector Texas employers for exemplary safety and health programs.

The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation provides a variety of services to help Texas employers provide safe and healthy workplaces, including health and safety materials and customized, onsite safety training. For more information on these services, and for eligibility criteria for the SHARP and Lone Star Safety awards, visit www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/safety/index.html.

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EUROPEAN TRIP WITH PANOLA COLLEGE


 EUROPEAN TRIP WITH PANOLA COLLEGE

Panola College will host a trip to Europe during the summer of 2016. This 9
day excursion will take travelers to England, France, and Germany. The trip
is slated to occur from June 1st to June 9th.  It is open to anyone 18
years of age or older with a valid, U.S. passport.  Students may register
for the trip in conjunction with Panola College’s government or history
courses and receive full college credit for the excursion.

The tour will begin in London, where travelers will admire Big Ben and the
London Bridge, observe the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace, and
visit the Winston Churchill War Rooms (the headquarters of England’s top
military commanders in WWII). After London, the tour will ferry across the
English Channel to Paris, where travelers will experience the grandeur of
the Eifel Tower, the beauty of Notre Dame Cathedral, and the magnificence
of the Louvre Museum (home of Di Vinci’s Mona Lisa). The tour will then
head to Normandy, where travelers can experience the heroic actions of the
allied forces with a visit to Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery, and
Overlord Museum. The tour will conclude with a journey to Munich, Germany
for a visit to Dachau, a prominent concentration camp of WWII, and
Neuschwanstein Castle. Each evening, travelers will have the opportunity to
venture out on their own for further sightseeing.

The trip will cost approximately $4,500 for students (plus tuition and
fees) and $5,000 for non-students. The cost includes the travel expenses,
museum entrances, and two daily meals. Panola College will hold a public
meeting discussing the major details of the trip on Tuesday, October 6, at
12 pm and 5 pm in the Murphy-Payne Community Room of the college library.
Please call Brian Naples (903) 693-2043 or Bill Offer (903) 693-2047 for
further information.

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Jean Sunday Beard â€" Obituary


Jean Sunday Beard – Obituary

 

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Jean Sunday Beard, 71, of Houston, TX, will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, September 28, 2015, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Jeff Phillips and Smokey Beard officiating.  Interment to follow in the Cold Springs Baptist Church Cemetery  in Garrison, TX.  Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Sunday, September 27, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Beard was born October 7, 1943, in Houston, TX.  Jean was the daughter of Pauline Nichols Sunday and the late Leonard Ted Sunday.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Jean  enjoyed spending time with the ones she loved dearly, working crossword puzzles and reading in her leisure time.   

 

She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Carl; son, Darren Palmer and wife Sandra of Carlisle, TX; mother, Pauline Sunday;  grandchildren, Chirstopher Hollnagel, Kelly Frazier, Kelsey Frazier, and Thomas Frazier; great grandchildren, Ricky Carroll, Noah Hollnagel, Hannah Hollnagel, Chrissy Hollnagel, CJ Hollnagel, Xander Hollnagel, Guy Frazier, Keith Frazier, Collan Frazier, Colton Frazier, BryLee Ard, BreeAnna Ard, and Kayden Hassley; brother, Henry Sunday; several nephews and a host of family and friends who will miss her greatly.

 

Mrs. Beard  was preceded in death by her father, Leonard Ted Sunday; son, Douglas Beard; daughter, Tammy Beard Frazier; grandson, Dustin Hollnagel; granddaughter, Samantha Frazier.

 

Pallbearers are Christopher Hollnagel, Thomas Frazier, Ricky Carroll, Noah Hollnagel, Bo Jack Milford and Sandy Beard.

 

Honorary pallbears is Smokey Beard, Michael Beard, and Ben Frazier.

 

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may to go www.taylorfh.net.  Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Drive, Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.

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Timpson Homecoming 2015 Parade & Pep-Rally


Timpson Homecoming Parade and Pep-Rally. October 9th Parade line up starts at 12:30 in Athletic parking lot across from High School. Parade starts at 1:00 PM with the Pep-Rally starting at 1:30 or immediately following the parade. Pep-Rally will be downtown in the streets. Trophies for best High School Float, Jr High Float, Elementary Float and past classes Float. Come show your black and gold colors while you support our school and community. Front Street will be blocked off for this event. Everyone is welcome to both participate in the parade or watch from the streets.

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Arrest Report 9/25-9/27


Arrest Report 9/25-9/27

 

Farris Lynn Lock- 50- Timpson- Assault Family Violence

 

Dwight Wood- 26- Houston- Contempt of Court, Child Neglect

 

Christina Carpenter- 33- Joaquin- Theft

 

Jason Hilliard- 30- Joaquin- Theft, Criminal Trespass

 

Arnulfo Gomez- 28- Center- Speeding, Failure to Appear, No DL

 

Gary Simon- 31- Center- Possession of Marijuana, DWLI

 

Jeremy Bluford- 24- San Augustine- Theft

 

Demarcus Lynch- 27- Nacogdoches- Theft

 

Brent Denby- 22- Center- Theft

 

Steven Dennis- 50- Shelbyville- DWLI

 

Ruben Garcia- 34- Center- DWI 2nd

 

 

 

 

 

 

SA County-

 

Rodregus Hill- Assault F/V, Interfere w/ 911 call

 

Adam Parrish- FTA/ Theft, POCS

 

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

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CITY OF JOAQUIN REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING AGENDA


CITY OF JOAQUIN

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING

                                                                     AGENDA

September 28, 2015

 

The City Council of Joaquin will meet in regular session Monday, September 28, 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.Discussion & Council Action on Rental of City Owned Building.

6.Discussion & Council Action 2014 Audit findings.

7.Discussion &Council Action on adoption of 2015 tax rate.

8.Discussion & Council Action on adoption of 2015/2016 City Budget.

9.Executive Session-Personnel Matters.

10.Open Forum.

11.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  September 25, 2015 on 3:17 p.m.

The following were notified

 

Light & Champion, Shelby County Today, Center Broadcasting, Our Town Times.

 

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Sabine Co. Crash 9/25/15


On 9/25/15 at approximately 10:15 AM, Center DPS Troopers responded to and
investigated a one vehicle crash on SH 103, approximately 10 miles South of San
Augustine in Sabine County. The preliminary crash investigation indicates that a
2010 Chevrolet passenger car was traveling westbound on SH 103 when it drove
off the roadway to the left and struck a tree. The driver of the vehicle’s identity is
not being released at this time pending notification of family members. The driver
was transported to LSU Medical Center in Shreveport by PHI Life Flight for
treatment. The crash is still under investigation. No additional information is
available at this time.

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CHANGES AHEAD ON LUFKIN LOOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECT


LUFKIN - Motorists will notice in coming days new traffic patterns as they drive through the SL 287/US 59 construction project.
 
Contractors on Thursday completed work on the westbound main lanes that was narrowed to a single lane beneath the Business US 59 overpass. TxDOT opened the additional lane allowing traffic to flow in a smoother pattern.
 
Other changes expected in October include a traffic switch to the newly constructed eastbound main lanes. Concrete is expected to be set that will complete the eastbound main lanes by mid-October.
 
In addition, Webber Construction, contractors for the $58 million project, are working to complete the exit/entry ramps that will allow access to and from Business 59. The ramps will create a smooth transition to Business 59 where the outdated cloverleaf exit/entry was located. The permanent retaining wall is being completed this week and concrete is expected to be set in coming days.
 
Workers are also scheduled to drill foundations for columns that will support two additional overpasses that will allow traffic to exit the loop in order to make U-turns in either westbound or eastbound directions.
 
"This project is changing daily as it nears completion," said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer for the Lufkin District. "As these traffic patterns continue to shift, we urge motorists to observe all directional signs advising of the changes. This is a very busy project with many workers and equipment positioned in different locations. We ask drivers to slow down for their own safety as well as the safety of our workers and contract employees."
 
The project is scheduled for completion in early 2016, weather permitting. The completed project will allow for better maneuverability and ease of access. Motorists are reminded that all traffic fines double when workers are present in a construction zone.
 
For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov<mailto:Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov> or (936) 633-4395.

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UPDATE: Obituary David Jansen


Mangum Funeral Home

P.O. Box 2043

Center, Texas 75935

(936) 598-3341

Obituary Notice:

David Jansen

 

David Jansen, 64, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

 

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 27, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday, September 26, 2015 starting 11 a.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

 

He was born December 12, 1950 in Shelby County to Clyde and Cloteal (Elshire) Jansen. He was a truck driver for many years. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church.

 

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Clyde & Cloteal Jansen, Sister, Marie Ward, Brothers, Billy Clyde Jansen, John Thomas Jansen and Bobby Frank Jansen, Infant Brother, Vernon Glen Jansen, Father-in-law, Esco Rhame and Mother-in-law & husband, Bobbie & Buddy Brittain.

 

He is survived by:

Wife of almost 47 years:

Sue (Rhame) Jansen of Center

Son & Daughter –in-law:

Bryan & Angie Jansen of Tenaha

Grandson:

Drake Jansen of Huxley

Daughter-in-law:

Linda Jansen of Huxley

Great Grandchildren:

Lilly, Caidi & Aiden

Sister:

Helen Holloway of Broadus

Sister-in-law:

Lula Belle Danley of Joaquin

Brother-in-law:

Jimmy Rhame & wife, Betty Mae of Center

Sister-in-law:

Tammy Lewis & husband, Wayne of Center

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends

Pallbearers:

Wesley Rhame, Evan Lutz, Ricky Ward,

Larry Frank Jansen, Vance Holloway & Kris Rhame

Honorary Pallbearer:

Jimmy Rhame

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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Panola College Continuing Education Programs


*PANOLA COLLEGE OFFERS WELL CONTROL PROGRAM*
 
The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education office is now
offering the Well Control drilling course beginning the week of October 19th
Monday through Thursday.  Class time begins at 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on
the Carthage Campus. The cost of the class is $1200.00 and preregistration
is required. For more information, contact the Continuing Education office
at 903-693-2067, email: ce@panola.edu.
 
 
*PANOLA COLLEGE OFFERS BEGINNING COMPUTERS*
 
The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education office is now
offering a Beginning Computer class. This class is scheduled for Saturday
October 17, 2015. Class time begins at 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on the
Carthage Campus. The cost of the class is $50.00 and preregistration is
required. For more information, contact the Continuing Education office at
903-693-2067, email: ce@panola.edu.

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COMMISSIONERS APPROVE PROJECTS FOR LUFKIN DISTRICT


LUFKIN - The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday approved 62 transportation contracts that totaled $294.8 million, including three projects for the Lufkin District that total $15.7 million.
In Polk County, a $13.9 million project will begin on US 190 that will add passing lanes beginning in Onalaska and continuing for 6.25 miles to FM 2457. Smith & Company, contractor for the project, will construct the passing lanes at a cost of $10.8 million. In addition, $3.6 million will go toward safety treating fixed objects on US 190 to US 59.
San Augustine County also received approval for a $ 1.2 million project on FM 705. AR Brothers Construction Services, contractor for the project, will work to safety treat fixed objects from SH 147 for 2.4 miles south of FM 83.
In Angelina County, an $86,851 project was approved that will add an intersection flashing beacon and advance warning signals in three locations. South Texas Illumination, contractor for the project, will work to install a flashing beacon on US 69 North at FM 2021 at a cost of $33,572; advance warning signals on SL 287 at FM 1194 at a cost of $13,314; and advance warning signals on US 69 at FM 2251 at a cost of $42,293.
As these projects begin, motorists are urged to use caution and remain alert to workers and construction equipment. Delays, reduced lanes of traffic and flaggers should be expected in construction zones. Remember that speeds are reduced in work areas and fines double when workers are present.
These projects, once complete, will continue to help maintain a safe system for the traveling public, address congestion and alert motorists to nearby intersections. The Texas Department of Transportation continues to meet the goals of successfully connecting Texas communities as well as providing better maneuverability and safe highways while remaining a Best In Class state agency.
For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov<mailto:Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov> or (936) 633-4395.
 

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COMMISSIONERS’ COURT SHELBY COUNTY


 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ COURT

SHELBY COUNTY, TEXAS

 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 28th day of September, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. in the Courtroom of the Shelby County Courthouse at 200 San Augustine Street, Center, Shelby County, Texas to deliberate and consider action on the following items:

 

           

           

 

1.                  Approve and pay monthly expenses.

 

2.                  Public Comments on Agenda items.

 

3.                  Discuss and Possibly Approve the Dish Machine Rental Agreement for the Sheriff’s Department.

 

4.                  Discuss and Record the Amendment of  FY 2016 Commissary Budget.

 

5.                  Discussion and Approval of the Public Assistance Alternative Procedures Pilot Program for Debris Removal Acknowledgement.

 

6.                  Discuss and Possibly take action to purchase a Loader from Buyboard for Precinct 4.

 

7.                  Adjourn.

            

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UPDATE: POULTRY FESTIVAL DOO DAH PARADE WINNERS ANNOUNCED


 

Press Release

 

TO:                  Media

FROM:             Shelby County Chamber of Commerce

DATE:             September 25, 2015

SUBJECT:       Poultry Festival Doo Dah Parade Winners and Chicken Cooking Contest Winners

 

POULTRY FESTIVAL DOO DAH PARADE

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

 

The 39th East Texas Poultry Festival Doo Dah Parade sponsored by Center Tire Company was held Wednesday on the Historic Downtown Center Square.  A large number of spectators enjoyed the Queen’s Court candidate floats, civic organization and business entries.  Junior Chamber of Commerce students led the parade.

 

According to parade chairman, Holly Adams  trophy winners include: First Place – Center UPC Yellow Team, Second Place – Center UPC Red Team, Third Place – Center Youth Cheerleaders.

 

The Chicken Cooking Contest sponsored by Tyson Foods was held after the parade. Chairman Denise Merriman announced the winners.

Adult: First Place – Farmers State Bank, Second Place – Paige Hairgrove, Farmers State Bank #2, Third Place – Sheila Burch.

High School Youth : First Place – Taylar Windham, Second Place – Jacee Hooks, Third Place – Nykevia Jones.

Youth: First Place – Mackenzie Simmons, Second Place – Carly Gray, Third Place – McKenna Williams. People’s Choice Award went to Farmers State Bank Team #1 and Best Dressed Table went to Paige Hairgrove, Farmers State Bank #2.

 

 

The Queen’s Court parade winners will be announced Saturday at the East Texas Poultry Festival Queen’s Pageant at 6:00 p.m. at Center High School cafetorium.

 

The festival will begin with opening ceremonies presented by Farmers State Bank at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 1.

 

Gold Sponsors for Doo Dah Parade, Ilho Sales and Imports Professional Title Services, Gold Sponsors for the Chicken Cooking Contest, K & L Contractors and Triple J Feed.

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Obituary: David Jansen


Services are pending at Mangum funeral home for David Jansen. He passed away Thursday, September 24  in Nacogdoches.
Among his survivors include, 
Wife, sue Jansen of center
Son:
Bryan Jansen & wife, Angie of center
Grandson, drake Jansen of Huxley

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Obituary: Kenneth Eugene Pickens


Percy Garner and Son Mortuary

P. O. Box 491 -  304 Ironosa Rd.                  San Augustine, Texas 75972

Phone# 936-275-2511   FAX# 936-2753481

 

Obituary

 

Percy Garner and Son Mortuary would like to announce the death and services of:

 

Mr. Kenneth Eugene Pickens, age 54, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Smith passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, Texas. 

 

Funeral Service

Saturday, September 26, 2015

2 p.m.

Roberts Baptist Church

Interment Roberts Baptist Church

Rev. Ardis Mosby, Officiating

 

Visitation

Friday, September 25, 2015

1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Garner & Son Mortuary

 

Survivors

 

Wife                                        Linda Pickens of San Augustine, Texas

2 Sons                                      Kenneth Joubert (Jessica) of Houston, Texas

                                                Jason Joubert (Dorma) of Houston, Texas

2 Daughters                            Shatara Pickens (Brent Mosby) of Bastrop, Texas

                                                LaErica Pickens of San Augustine, Texas

 

16 Grand children

 

Parents                                  Arther and Betty Pickens of San Augustine, Texas

 

1 Brother                                Jerry Pickens (Kimberly) of Thomasville, GA

 

1 Sister                                   Patricia Good (Michael) of San Augustine, Texas

 

As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

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Shelby County 4 H Shooting Sports scores another big win!


Logan Holloway will be competing in the finals this year in Whizbang.
 
Whizbang is a cooperative program between Texas 4-H Shooting Sports and Texas Parks and Wildlife department. Whizbang consists of 5 stations with ten targets at each station.  There is a minimum of six trap machines and a maximum of eight traps per whizbang.  Most of the county shoots have whizbangs set up by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department making them whizbang qualifiers.  A 4-H shooter must attend at least six whizbang qualifiers to be eligible to make the whizbang finals in October.  The top four scores are then added together to get a whizbang total.  Only the top five 4-H shooters in each age division of the State are asked to attend the whizbang finals.  The finals will be held at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio in  October.  Please help us wish Logan good luck at the Whizbang finals!
 

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2015 Doo Dah Parade Winners


2015 Doo Dah Parade Winners

 

1st - Yellow Team - United Pentecostal Church

 

2nd - Red Team - United Pentecostal Church

 

3rd - Center Youth Cheerleaders

 

Congratulations to all winners!

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Thursday and Friday Football Lineup


Thursday night football:

 

Shelbyville 7th and 8th graders will play at home against Queen City.  7th grade game starts at 5pm, with 8th grade following.

 

The Shelbyville JV will travel to Carlilse – game time 6:30

 

Center Freshmen will play Hardin Jefferson in Jasper with game time 4:30;  Center JV will play

Hardin Jefferson in Jasper at 6:30;

 

Center 7th grade White team plays Hardin Jefferson at 4:30 in Jasper;  the 7th grade purple plays at 5:30

 

Center 8th grade Purple plays Hardin Jefferson at 7pm in Jasper.

 

Tenaha Tiger JH/JV will play Alto at home, starting at 5pm.

 

Timpson Middle School will host Lovelady starting at 5:30pm;

 

Timpson JV will play Lovelady at home starting at 6:30.

 

Joaquin JV will play Groveton at home at 6pm;

 

Joaquin Junior High will play Groveton at home at 5pm;

 

San Augustine JH/JV will play Hemphill at home at 5pm

 

Friday night football:

 

Friday Night Center plays Hardin Jefferson in Center.  Be sure to tune in to KDET AM and cbc-radio.com for live action with Rob Payne and Chris Watlington.

 

The Shelby Co. Game of the Week hosted by Don Wall on KQBB 100.5 will be Shelbyville at Queen City.  Pregame at 7:20.  (Shelbyville will have early release Friday at 1pm)

 

Tenaha will travel to Alto for a 7:30 game time.

 

Timpson will travel to Lovelady for a 7:30 game time.

 

Joaquin will travel to Groveton for a 7:30 game.

 

San Augustine will travel to Hemphill for 7:30 game.

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CITY OF TENAHA CALLED COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA


CITY OF TENAHA CALLED COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

For  September 28, 2015

 

 

If during the course of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda that 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, Government Code Section 551.101 and Texas Revised Civil Statues.

 

The City Council of Tenaha will meet in special called session on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 5:15 p.m. at the Tenaha Municipal Building located at 238 N. George Bowers Drive, Tenaha, Texas.

 

Order of Business:

 

1.      Call to Order

2.      Roll Call

3.      Prayer

4.      Welcome Guests

5.      Acceptance of Council Member Resignation Submission - ACTION

6.      Adjourn

 

 

This notice was posted at 10:10 a.m.  Thursday – 9/24/2015  and sent to Our Town Times, Inc., Light & Champion, Shelby County Today, and KDET.

 

Sheryl R. Clark

City Secretary

City of Tenaha

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Arrest Report 9-23-15


Arrest Report 9-23-15

 

Troy Keele- 49- Center- Assault Causing Bodily Injury

 

Tesha Ritchie- 20- San Augustine- Theft

 

Tia Knoll- 23- Center- Assault- Impede Breath/Circulation

 

David Buffin 26- Hallsville- Theft

 

Kimberly Sepulvado- 48- Zwolle- Theft

 

David Weaver- 35- Center- Evading Arrest W/ motor Vehicle

 

SA County-

 

Tamra Tapasco- DWI

 

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

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East Texas Federal Grand Jury Indicts 12 in Medicare Fraud Scheme


TYLER, Texas - Law enforcement officers in East Texas have arrested multiple individuals charged in a Medicare fraud scheme in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

On Sep. 16, 2015, a federal grand jury returned an 18-count indictment charging 12 individuals associated with Three Angels Home Health Inc., in a scheme to defraud Medicare by recruiting East Texas Medicare recipients who were not eligible, or did not necessitate the need, for home health care services.  Law enforcement officers began arresting the defendants today.

According to the indictment, an investigation revealed that between August 2013 and November 2014, the defendants were involved in a scheme to defraud Medicare of approximately $2.5 million for home health services allegedly provided to about 250 East Texas Medicare patients.  These patients were from Tyler, Jacksonville, Marshall, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, and other areas.  The indictment alleges the defendants worked as recruiters for Grace Munthali and her company, Three Angels.  The defendants were paid approximately $500 for each Medicare beneficiary they signed up to receive home health care services from Three Angels.  To encourage the patient's participation, the defendants offered and paid them from $100 to $200 each.  Those charged in the indictment include:

Lizzy Sirls, 33, of Cuney, Texas;
Katrina Watts, 38, of Lufkin, Texas;
Pandra Wade, 55, of Lufkin, Texas;
Victoria Sterns, 40, of Lufkin, Texas;
Tammy Washington, 51, of Nacogdoches, Texas;
Nichelle Fofana, 51, of Nacogdoches, Texas;
Yulanda Nash, 44, of Nacogdoches, Texas;
Ronald Russell, 51, of San Augustine, Texas;
Sheneki McCollister, 39, of Center, Texas;
Meoshe Goodwin, 42, of Tenaha, Texas;
Latosha Gray, 26, of Jacksonville, Texas; and
Marcus Chukwu, Jr., 52, of Sugarland, Texas.

If convicted, the defendants face up to five years in federal prison for the conspiracy to commit health care fraud charge and up to five years for each of the payment of illegal remuneration charges.
Earlier this year, Munthali pleaded guilty to health care fraud charges and was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison on Sep. 22, 2015.

This case is being investigated by the U.S. Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and the Texas Attorney General's Medicare Fraud Control Unit with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  This case is being investigated by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth McGurk and Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathaniel C. Kummerfeld.

It is important to note that an indictment should not be considered as evidence of guilt and that all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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UPDATE: Timpson Bear Update Addition


Due to weather deterioration:
 
BITS NS7 WILL NOT  LAUNCH TOMORROW, THURSDAY 9/24, 9am.
 
According to BITS sponsor Roy Platt, two  out of the three weather websites we rely on predict extensive cloudiness with varying chances of rain throughout the area.  That leaves us in the unwanted scenario of launching in borderline conditions and recovering the device in even worse conditions.  Because the cameras and instruments we use are not water safe we have to err on the side of caution.  Cloudy skies obstruct much of what can be seen and learned.  So with all of that we are going to reschedule.  We will regroup and watch for other opportunities as the weather presents itself.
 
 
TES Ice Cream Social - Timpson Elementary School had a very successful ice cream social for students and parents Thursday Sept. 18. Parents first visited their child's teacher  to pick  up their third week progress report and then received a special ticket to attend an ice cream social in the elementary cafeteria. Both the students and parents had an enjoyable time visiting with teachers and enjoying an ice cream treat. The TES staff worked very hard to make this a special event for parents and students.
 
TES Campus Shirts For Sale - Timpson Elementary School has extended the sales of their campus t-shirt for $15 until Oct. 5th. Long sleeve t-shirts are $19. You can stop by the elementary office and place an order.  A copy of the order form with a photo of the shirt is attached.

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Obituary for Lurline Hancock Weatherly


GARRISON FUNERAL HOME

PO BOX 747/886 US HWY 59 N

GARRISON, TEXAS 75946

PHONE: 936-347-2260      FAX: 936-347-2280

 

NEWS RELEASE: September 23, 2015

DECEASED NAME FOR NEWS: Lurline Hancock Weatherly

 

Lurline Hancock Weatherly, age 86 years, went to be with her Lord and Savior, on September 19, 2015. 

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 24, 2015, at Garrison Funeral Home.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 25, 2015, at Garrison Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Preston Weatherly officiating, assisted by Jerry Weatherly.  Graveside service will follow at 4:00 p.m. at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery on I-45 in Houston with Rev. Bill Bridges officiating.

 

Ms. Weatherly was born in Garrison, Texas, on September 17, 1929, to Herman Hancock and Lilly Bell Rector Hancock.  Her mother went to be with the Lord when she was four years old.  Her father married her step-mother, Bernice Kruse Hancock, who raised her until she married at the age of 15 years, to her husband, Jack Weatherly.  They married after World War II and their marriage lasted 68 years.

 

They eventually moved to Houston, Texas, where they spent the early part of their lives raising their son, Jack, Ray, Jr., and daughter, Mary.  While living in Houston, Lurline’s life was filled with family, service to the Lord, her church and helping anyone that she could.  There were many times that family and friends would stay with them while they got an education, looked for work or whatever the case may have been.  She never passed up an opportunity to tell family and friends about God and His love for them.

 

Lurline and Jack moved back to Garrison, in 1971 and Jack opened his own welding business.  She was still involved in the church and became known as Miss WMU (Woman’s Missionary Union) in Shelby-Doches Association, where she served many years.  Mission work was a deep part of her life.  She was part of a mission trip to Brazil and also in helping start two new churches, one in Houston and one in Nacogdoches. 

 

Lurline Weatherly is survived by

Daughter: Mary Weatherly Bridges and husband, Rev. Bill J. Bridges

 

Grandchildren:

Kris Bridges and wife, Grace

Brandie Carter and husband, Gary

Kristi Walker and husband, Billy-Bob

 

7 Great Grandchildren

 

Foster-daughter: Marcell Moore

 

Half Sister: Helen Hammer

 

Half Brothers:

Herbert Hancock

Hubert Hancock

Huey Hancock

 

Preceded in death by

Husband: Jack Ray Weatherly, Sr.

Son: Jack Ray Weatherly, Jr.

Brother: Gene Hancock

Half Sister: Lois Hancock Arron

 

Pallbearers will be Stephen Hancock, Michael Hammer, Kade Hammer, Byron Hancock, Alex Hancock and Eddie Rodriquez.

 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to East Texas Baptist Family Ministries in Timpson, Texas.

 

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

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Obituary for Stephen Ray Milam


Mangum Funeral Home

P.O. Box 2043

Center, Texas 75935

(936) 598-3341

Obituary Notice:

Stephen Ray Milam

 

Stephen Ray Milam, 66, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at his residence.

 

His wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later time.

 

He was born October 21, 1948 in Brownwood, Texas to Melvin Ray and Eula Ray (Williams) Milam. He served in the Marine Corps.

 

He is preceded in death by his Father, Bill Milam.

 

He is survived by:
Son:

Justin Milam of Carthage

Mother:

Eula Milam of Joaquin

Sister:

Kitty Stevanna Milam of Deberry

Nephews:
Bo Risinger of Joaquin

Joshua Frazier of Deadwood

 

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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Timpson ISD Bear Update 9/23/15


Constitution Day – Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the United States Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787.  Timpson High School teacher Tracy Rucker incorporated a variety of learning activities related to the learning about the U.S. Constitution in his history class during Constitution Week. “Which Founder Are You” allowed them to answer a variety of questions to see which signer of the Constitution they most resembled.  “Power Play” let students make choices to determine powers delegated to State or Federal government while “U.S. Constitution Power Grab” provided them an opportunity to analyze given scenarios by searching the Articles and Bill of Rights documents to tell which branch of government is abusing its power.  Students were exposed to the backgrounds of many of the founding fathers and enjoyed the learning experience!  If you would like to see which founding father and signers of the constitution you are most like take the 11 question quiz at http://constitutioncenter.org/foundersquiz/.
 
Early Release – Timpson ISD will release early Monday October 5.  Parent pick up will be at 12:15 p.m. and buses will depart at 12:30 p.m.  Teachers will attend professional development training during the afternoon.
 
TISD Cross Country/Volleyball News - On Wednesday the Cross Country Team will be competing in Zavalla. There are 35 girls and 2 boys signed up to run in the JH and HS divisions. The course opens at 12:30pm.
 
Monday night the JH Lady Bear Volleyball team played against Leverett’s Chapel beating them in two quick games.  The JH Lady Bears are now 4-2 on the season and 2-1 in District. Their next game will be On Monday September 28th in Beckville at 5pm.
 
BITS Launches Thursday - BITS NS 7 is going to fly Thursday 9am.  Clouds are expected to be under 20% coverage and decrease throughout the morning before increasing in the afternoon.  So we are going to  fly through a hole in the atmosphere it appears.  Jet stream predictions will keep the package relatively close to home making for an easy recovery. The only thing keeping us from that launch time is if we see flight predictions consistently landing us in Toledo Bend.  The Nacogdoches Ham Radio Club is keeping us posted on that.   We have filed with the FAA and we are clear for the 9 am launch to terminate sometime after noon.  We will inflate the balloon the night before and hangar it in the bus barn. The public is invited to join us for the launch. It is always an exciting event at Timpson ISD!
The web site for real time tracking is
http://aprs.fi/#!mt=roadmap&z=11&call=a%2FW5NAC-11&timerange=259200&tail=259200

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Arrest Report 9-22-15


Arrest Report 9-22-15

 

Christina Lynn Antes- 44- Timpson- Burglary of Habitat

 

Michael Brandon Pennington- 28- Nacogdoches- Theft

 

Curtis Bryan Estes- 47- Joaquin- Burglary of Building, Violation of Probation OC: Aggravated Assault

 

SA COUNTY-

 

Shamarcus Ratcliff- FTA OC: No DL X6

 

Leonard Blackshire- Resisting Arrest

 

Jamarticus Barnes Burg of Habitat with intent to commit other felony, Assault Causing Bodily Injury family Violence with deadly weapon

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Shelbyville Band Booster Meeting


The Shelbyville Band Boosters will have their regular Band Booster meeting on Monday, September 28th at 6pm.  
 
Members will be discussing regular business along with the 2016 high school band trip to Orlando, Florida. Information packets about the trip, including dates and fees will be available.

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Obituary Notice: Stephen Ray Milam


Mangum Funeral Home

P.O. Box 2043

Center, Texas 75935

(936) 598-3341

Obituary Notice:

Stephen Ray Milam

 

Stephen Ray Milam, 66, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at his residence.

 

Services are pending at Mangum Funeral Home

 

Among his survivors include:
Son:

Justin Cody Milam of Carthage

Mother:

Eula Milam of Joaquin

Sister:

Kitty Stevanna Milam of Deberry

 

Additional information will be given at a later time

 

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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Blount Pharmancy Burglary


The Shelby County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) is investigating a burglary that occurred Sept. 21 at approximately 11:09 p.m. at Blount Pharmacy on U.S. Highway 84 E in Joaquin.

SCSO deputies Michael Griffin and Bradley Horton arrived on scene to find a substantial amount of damage to the front of the structure caused from unknown suspects attempting to remove a metal door. 

Once inside the suspects stole an unknown amount of prescription drugs. Physical evidence was obtained at the scene.

Individuals with information regarding this burglary are urged to contact SCSO investigator Kevin Windham at (936)598-5601 or (936) 572-1972.

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Joaquin Elementary Beta Club is sponsoring a "Race for Recess" competition


Joaquin Elementary Beta Club is sponsoring a "Race for Recess" competition. Homeroom classes have been divided into teams.  The team that brings in 1000 box tops first, wins a free recess.  The competition will end on October 27. Please clip those box tops and send them in. We would love the support of the community.  Please just drop them off at the elementary or mail them to us at Joaquin Elementary, Attention:  Renee Alexander, 11109 US HWY 84 East; Joaquin, TX  75954.

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2015-2016 Panola College Foundation Members


On September 16, the 2015-2016 Panola College Foundation Board gathered in
the Murphy Payne Community Room to conduct a quarterly business meeting and
welcome new members. The Panola College Foundation was formed to support
and promote the mission and vision of Panola College, to seek and obtain
gifts for the advancement of Panola College, and to assist the students of
Panola College by providing fellowships and scholarships. In addition, the
Foundation also seeks to increase community awareness of the programs and
accomplishments of the College and to promote excellence in education. This
year’s board members are (L to R) Mr. Joe Reed, Mrs. Patricia Smith, Mr.
Richard Ballenger, Mr. Bobby Phillips, Mr. Gene Giles – Vice Chair, Mrs.
Kathleen Kruebbe, Mr. Jonathan Perlman, Mrs. Brenda Giles, Mrs. Fannie
Watson, Mr. Robert Sherman – Chair, Ms. Carolyn Murphy, Mrs. Sandy Payne,
Ms. Sharon Ivey, Mr. Phillip Grimes – Secretary, Dr. Greg Powell, Mr. Ray
Schieffer. Not shown: Mr. Matthew Pool, Dr. Dennis Golden, Mrs. Kathrine
Ripper, Mr. Steve Williams and Mrs. Jessica Pace

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Joaquin Board Minutes Sept. 21st 2015


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TxDOT BEGINS WORK TO REPLACE BRIDGE IN POLK COUNTY


Barricades have been set for a bridge replacement scheduled to begin this week in Polk County.
 

The $3.2 million project is scheduled on FM 1988 at Long King Creek near the Livingston State Park. Longview Bridge and Road, contractor for the project, will work in a half-mile area to replace the bridge and approaches.
The project will be constructed in two phases. The new bridge and approaches will be built to the south side of the existing bridge. Traffic will be moved to the new bridge once work is completed. The old bridge will then be removed.
In addition to barricades, TxDOT crews have placed message boards alerting motorists to the road work. Motorists traveling in the area are advised to slow down and be prepared to stop. Be alert to all signage and workers in and near the project area.
For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov<mailto:Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov> or (936) 633-4395.

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Nacogdoches County Chamber Annual Danquet Sold Out


The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce 94th Annual
Meeting & Banquet set for Sept. 29 is sold out, and event organizers are
working to ensure seating for all who secured sponsorships or bought
tickets before the Sept. 16 deadline.
 
"We greatly appreciate the response and attendance for the annual banquet,"
said event Chair Betty Shinn. "We need to know if table sponsors may not
have filled their tables or ticket holders won't be able to attend, so we
can best assign seating."
 
The meeting will be held in the SFA Grand Ballroom and safety restrictions
limit the amount of attendees.
 
Ticket holders should contact the Chamber at 936-560-5533 as soon as
possible to discuss available seats.
 

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Shelby County Highschool Football teams make this weeks top 10!


Several area teams are ranked in the top 10 in this week's smoaky.com East Texas Top 10 polls. Henderson, at 4-0, occupies the #1 spot in Class 4A Division 1, but the Carthage Bulldogs (3-1) have moved into the #5 spot after their win over Gladewater. Unbeaten  Gilmer still sits at #1 in Class 4A Division 2, but the Center RoughRiders are up to #3 on the strength of their win over Jasper. In Class 2A Division 1, Alto holds down their #1 ranking. However, two Shelby County teams made the top 10, as the Shelbyville Dragons are #2 after moving to 3-0 with a 66-12 shellacking of Colmesneil. The Joaquin Rams (2-1) check in at #9 with a 46-24 victory over Cayuga. Iola claims the top spot in Class 2A Division 2, but they are followed by a pair of Shelby County teams as well. The Tenaha Tigers come in at #5, and the Timpson Bears check in at #9.

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Obiutary for Wellington “Red” Allison Jr


Wellington “Red” Allison Jr., 78, of Center, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015, at his residence.

 

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, September 21, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Jerry Green officiating.  A military honors graveside service will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center under the direction of VFW Post 8904.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

 

Mr. Allison was born April 12, 1937, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, to Wellington Franklin Allison Sr. and Olga Fallier Allison.  He served in the United States Air Force, where he assisted in developing and designing protective equipment used by United States Military during chemical warfare.  Mr. Allison loved fishing, woodworking and working in his yard.  He was of the Lutheran faith.

 

He is survived by

Wife of 59 years: Peggy Allison of Center

 

Children:

William Allison and wife, Amie, of Massillon, Ohio

David Allison of Center

Michelle Hughes and fiancé, Thomas Derbin, of Nacogdoches

Michael Allison of Center

 

Grandchildren:

Rachele

Billy

David

Daniel

Nichole

Derek

Josh

 

6 Great Grandchildren

 

Sister: Dorcas Hover of Tucson, Arizona

 

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

 

Preceded in death by

Parents: Wellington Franklin Allison Sr. and Olga Fallier Allison

Sister: Patricia McKimie

 

Pallbearers will be Michael Allison, Jesse Campbell, Derek Hughes, Radar Frantsen, Thomas Derbin and John Green.  Honorary pallbearers will be Josh Allison, William Allison and David Allison.

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Obituary for Marion Ronnie Kendrick Sr


Marion Ronnie Kendrick Sr., 66, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, September 21, 2015, in Center.

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 24, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel.

 

Mr. Kendrick was born October 13, 1948, in Houston, to J.C. Kendrick and Agnes Davenport Kendrick.

 

He is survived by

Sons:

Ronnie Kendrick Jr. of Bossier City, Louisiana

Joey Kendrick and wife, Michelle, of Mansfield, Louisiana

Dewayne Kendrick of Mansfield, Louisiana

Terry Kendrick of Joaquin

 

11 Grandchildren

 

11 Great Grandchildren

 

Sister: Donnie Walker of Bossier City, Louisiana

 

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

 

Preceded in death by

Parents: J.C. Kendrick and Agnes Davenport Kendrick

 

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

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Obituary for Elie Arthur Tomlin


Elie Arthur Tomlin, 92, of Center, passed away Friday, September 18, 2015, in Nacogdoches.

 

Graveside service will be held at 12:00 noon, Monday, September 21, 2015, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center with Tim Perkins officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

 

Mr. Tomlin was born December 28, 1922, in Center, to Jacob Arthur Tomlin and Maude Stephens Tomlin.  He served in the United States Army during World War II. Mr. Tomlin loved spending time outdoors and especially enjoyed gardening.  He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ.

 

He is survived by

Sons:

Danny Tomlin and wife, Barbara, of Center

Jim Tomlin and wife, Cathy, of Center

 

Daughters:

Dianne Tomlin of Nacogdoches

Kathy Hagan of Nacogdoches

Jeannette Bonner and husband, Randy, of Joaquin

Paula Spann and husband, Chuck, of Center

 

Grandchildren:

Anthony Tomlin

Josh Tomlin

Robert Tomlin

Tabitha Cooper

Ashley Chandler

Taylor Tomlin

Zachary Bonner

David Bonner

Willie Spann

 

15 Great Grandchildren

 

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

 

Preceded in death by

Wife: Maxine Anthony Tomlin

Parents: Jacob Arthur Tomlin and Maude Stephens Tomlin

Numerous Brothers and Sisters

 

Pallbearers will be Anthony Tomlin, Josh Tomlin, Zachary Bonner, David Bonner, Willie Spann and Taylor Tomlin.  Honorary pallbearers will be Tabitha Cooper and Ashley Chandler.

 

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

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Shelbyville See You at the Pole


See you at the Pole for Shelbyville will be held on Wed. Sept. 23 @ 7:45 am at Shelbyville High School flag pole.

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Shelbyville ISD Early Release Friday!!


Shelbyville Schools will early Release Friday at 1:00 pm for the  Queen City Football Game
Pre-Sale tickets in the High School Office-  $3 Adult  $3 Student

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Arrest Report 9/18-9/20


Alice Sanders-43- Center- Theft

 

Cassie Gilman- 34- Joaquin- Assault on Public Servant, Endangerment to Child, Assault Family Violence, Resisting Arrest

 

Lucio Gomez- 29-Center- DWI

 

Johnny Stanley- 33- Timpson- Burg of Habitation, unlawful Possession of Firearm

 

Melton Garrett- 38- Shelbyville- DWI with open Container

 

Kelvin McCowin- 55- Center- DWI

 

Sebastian Nava- 27- Center- Criminal Mischief, Failure to Identify

 

Cheryl Lowery- 54- Center- DWI

 

Adam Vasquez- 50- San Augustine- DWI

 

SA County

 

Justin Lee Harris- 24- SA- Public Intoxication

 

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

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Shelby County Chamber Chicken Cooking Contest and Rooster Revel


Shelby County Chamber of Commerce announces A Dinner and An Auction Event
 
with the Chicken Cooking Contest and Rooster Revel
 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce announces the collaboration of the Chicken Cooking Contest, sponsored by 
 
Tyson Foods and the Rooster Revel, sponsored by Texas State Bank, with “A Dinner Auction” event beginning at 5:00 
 
p.m. on Super Wednesday, September 23, 2015 immediately following the 39th East Texas Poultry Festival Doo Dah 
 
parade, sponsored by Center Tire. The event will be held on the north side of the historic downtown Center square.  In the 
 
event of inclement weather, the event will move to the active Shelby County Courthouse community room.
 
The Chicken Cooking Contest is open for participation in three categories, Youth (ages 8 – 13), High School Youth (ages 
 
14-17) Adult (age 18 and above).  Contestants will be provided with approximately 36 inches of covered presentation area 
 
to decorate. Participants are asked to prepare their recipe to create 25-30 sample size servings and bring serving utensils. 
 
Participants must be set up before the Doo Dah Parade in order to maintain the time schedule. All participants must have 
 
some type of cover for their dish. 
 
Chicken Cooking Contest awards and trophies will be presented in each category with First Place $100, Second Place 
 
$50 and Third Place $25.  All cooking awards will be presented at the conclusion of the Rooster Revel Auction at 6:00 
 
p.m. Event attendees can purchase Food Sampling tickets for $5.00 and ticket holders can vote in the People’s Choice 
 
Award and Best Dressed Table categories. 
 
To be eligible for the cooking contest, participants must submit their recipes to the Chamber office by the entry deadline 
 
Friday, September 18, 2015 by email at info@shelbycountychamber.com, postal mail or delivered to 100 Courthouse 
 
Square, A-101, Center, TX 75935. For complete entry details for the Chicken Cooking Contest, please contact the 
 
Chamber office at (936) 598-3682.
 
Festival Chairman Jim Sawyer stated the Rooster Revel, sponsored by Texas State Bank, live and silent auction will be 
 
happening simultaneously during the Chicken Cooking Contest.  The exclusive Rooster Revel 2015 metal art silhouette 
 
designs are created and hand painted by the Center High School Agribusiness and Marketing students led by teacher, 
 
Jessica Shadix,  The limited edition artistic creations will be on display for public viewing at various business locations 
 
prior to the auction according to Rooster Revel Chairman, Andi Foster. The business locations include Ace Hardware,  
 
Boles Feed, Brookshire Bros., Cline Family Medicine, Kyle Coffin DDS, Farmers State Bank, Golden Eye Clinic, H&S 
 
Discount Foods, Las Margaritas, Sabine State Bank, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, Shelby Savings Bank,  
 
Sombreros Mexican Grill & Cantina, Southern Seasons, T/R Steaks & More, Texas State Bank, The Little Fox 
 
Marketplace, Triple J Feed, Vision Source and Windham Dental Clinic
 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and the 39th East Texas Poultry Festival Steering Committee extends a 
 
special note of appreciation and gratitude to the following event sponsors: Farmers State Bank, Festival Presenter and 
 
Gold sponsors; City of Center, Drewery Construction and Tyson Foods.
 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote and advance economic enrichment and development, 
 
tourism, and the social and civic interest of Shelby County and adjoining areas.  For additional information, please call 
 
936.598.3682, email info@shelbycountychamber.com or visit www.shelbycountychamber.com.

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Services for Richard “Rick” Kennon


Richard “Rick” Kennon, 58, of Center, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Nacogdoches 
 
Memorial Hospital.
 
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at Clever Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Jerry 
 
Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow at Clever Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening from 
 
6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. 
 
He was born July 25, 1957 in Center to Drue Edwin Kennon, Sr. and Edna Gay (Sigler) Kennon. He was a 
 
member of Clever Creek Baptist Church.  He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1975. He was a 
 
market manager for Brookshire Brothers in Hemphill and he also was a butcher for Brookshire Brothers 
 
in Center.
 
He is preceded in death by his Father, Drue Edwin Kennon, Sr., Grandparents, Willie E. Kennon & Ibera 
 
“Doll” Stewart Kennon, Norman Nathaniel Sigler & Ola Gay (Howard) Sigler & Father-in-law & Mother-
 
in-law, A.C. & Emma Newman.
 
He is survived by:
 
Wife:
 
Judy Kennon of Center
 
Son:
 
John Kennon & wife, Lindsey of Nacogdoches
 
2 Granddaughters:
 
Carson & Emerson Kennon
 
Mother:
 
Edna Kennon of Center
 
3 Brothers:
 
Drue Kennon, Jr. & wife, Maureen of Center
 
Gene Kennon & wife, LaDonna of Center
 
Bobby Kennon & wife, Lisa of Center
 
Sister:
 
Debbie Kennon Welch & husband, Gordon of Shelbyville
 
Nieces & Nephews:
 
William Kennon & wife, Crystal of Tuscan, AZ
 
Kelly Kennon Berry & husband, Steven of Shelbyville
 
Wendy Kennon Justus & husband, Levi of Center
 
Christy Kennon Curtis & husband, William of Center
 
Lanie Welch of Lubbock
 
Numerous Great Nieces & Nephews, Aunts & Uncles & a host of friends
 
Pallbearers:
 
Steven Berry, Hunter Berry, Wesley Berry,
 
Avery Liker, Will Curtis and Levi Justus

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Pending Services for Mr. Kenneth Eugene Pickens


Percy Garner and Son Mortuary would like to announce the death and services of:
 
Mr. Kenneth Eugene Pickens, age 54, of San Augustine, Texas.  Mr. Smith 
 
passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015 at East Texas Medical Center 
 
in Tyler, Texas.  
 
Funeral Service
 
Pending
 
Visitation
 
Survivors

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Pending Services for Mr. Poston Smith


Percy Garner and Son Mortuary would like to announce the death and services of:
 
Mr. Poston Smith, age 79, of Houston, Texas.  Mr. Smith passed away 
 
Friday, September 18, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  
 
Funeral Service
 
Pending
 
Visitation
 
Survivors

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Arrest Report 9-17-15


Jasmine Moore- 38- Center- 5x forgery against an elderly, Burglary of a building

 

Kathryn Shofner- 37- Center- Failure to appear- OC: Driving while license Invalid

 

No Arrest in SA county

 

 

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

 

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Human Remains Identified- Center Police Department Press Release


On Tuesday September 1st 2015 at approximately 8:07pm Center Police Department received a call from a land owner in North Center off of HWY 96. The land owner reported that while walking their dog in the back yard they located a human skull and bones. Center Police Detectives Stroud and Haley responded to the residence where it was confirmed that the bones were in fact human. Upon further Investigation by Detectives Stroud and Haley, Detective Sgt. Faulkner and Texas Ranger Travis Brazil and DPS, more of the remains were recovered at the scene. A hip replacement medical device found in the remains lead to identifying the remains as 41 year old Richard Vance Ethridge of Center, Texas, who has been missing since July 4th 2015. The recovered remains were transported to the UNT Health Science Center Located in Denton, Texas. The cause of death is undetermined at this time pending the report from the UNT Health Science Center. 

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Arrest Report 9-15-15


Gregory Craig-20-Coupland Tx- Violation of Probation OC: Indecency with child

 

Jimmy Fishers-47-Corrigan- Violation of Parole OC: Agg Sexual Assault

 

Robert Curtis Reed-57-Center- DWLI w/ previous conviction

 

 

Candace Cavherd-51-Center- Theft by check

 

 

SA County

 

Jessie Pruner- FTA/POCS

 

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

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Shelby County Court September Docket


The following cases were disposed of in the Shelby County Court on the September Docket. Judge Allison Harbison was the presiding judge and County Attorney Gary Rholes represented the State.

  • Devante Gray - Probation Revocation, Original Charge Criminal Mischief - 6 months Shelby County Jail
  • Ray Neuwirth - Theft by Check (Class B) - $262.00 court cost, $455.00 restitution, 12 months probation.
  • Benjamin Odom - Theft (Class A) - $600.00 fine, $262.00 court cost, 6 months probation, attend and complete Theft program.
  • Kimberly Dees - Theft (Class B) - $600.00 fine, $262.00 court cost, 12 months probation, 40 hours Community Service, attend and complete Theft program.
  • Melinda Forney - Theft (Class B) - $600.00 fine, $262.00 court cost, 12 months probation, 40 hours Community Service, attend and complete Theft program.
  • Alvaro Hernandez - DWI (Class B) - $1000.00 fine, $412.10 court cost, 12 months probation, attend and complete DWI education class.
  • Juan Lara - DWLS (Class B) - $300.00 fine, $262.00 court cost, 6 months probation, 30 hours Community Service.
  • James Pitre - Theft (Class B) - $600.00 fine, $262.00 court cost, 25 days Shelby County Jail, Final Judgement.
  • Gabriel Hernadez - Probation Revocation, Original Charge DWI 2nd - 9 months Shelby County Jail.
  • Brittany Preston - Theft (Class B) - $600.00 fine, $262.00 court cost, 12 months probation, 40 hours Community Service, attend and complete Theft program.
  • Ryan Preston - Theft (Class B) - $600.00 fine, $262.00 court cost, 12 months probation, 40 hours Community Service, attend and complete Theft program
  • Crystal Steffen - Criminal Trespass (Class B) - $500.00 fine, $262.00 court cost, 30 days Shelby County Jail- Final Judgement
  • Lillian Pratt - Theft (Class B) - $600.00 fine, $262.00 court cost, 12 months probation, 40 hours Community Service, attend and complete Theft program

    Andrew Frietchen - Assault F/V (Class A) - $600.00 fine, $262.00 court cost, 12 months probation, 40 hours Community Service, attend and complete an Anger Management program
  • Juan Rico - Terroristic Threat (Class A) - $600.00 fine, $262.00 court cost, 12 months probation, 40 hours Community Service.
  • Steven Boykin - POM (Class B) - $600.00 fine, $322.00 court cost- Final Judgement
  • Douglas Hinson - Disorderly Conduct (Class C) - $200.00 fine, $262.00 court cost- Final Judgement
  • Baylon Guillermo - Fail to ID (Class B) - $600.00 fine, $262.00 court cost - Final Judgement
  • Gina Furra - Theft By Check (Class B) - $262.00 court cost, $1804.71 restitution, 12 months probation
  • Larry Cartwright - Probation Revocation, Original Charge Assault F/V - 3 months Shelby County Jail.

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Obit- Mrs. Angeleen Osby


Richardson Mortuary 3201 Brookfield Drive Houston, Texas & Hicks Mortuary of Center, Texas are 
 
announcing funeral services for Mrs. Angeleen Osby (67) of Houston, Texas.  Funeral services for Mrs. 
 
Osby’s services will be Saturday, September 19, 2015 at New Faith Church located, 3711 West Orem 
 
Drive, Houston, Texas 77045, 11:00am.   Bro. Norris Edward Cloudy will be officiating.  
 
Survivors:
 
Daughters:  Evette Osby and Lisa Osby, Ford of Houston, Texas
 
Mother:  Mrs. Lola B Phillips of Center, Texas
 
Sisters:  Kathy Mosby of Humble, Texas & Ilene Eaden of Nacogdoches, Texas 
 
Visitation will be at New Faith Church from the hours of 10:00am to 11:00am on Saturday, September 
 
19, 2015.
 
Burial will be at Paradise South in Houston, Texas

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Dalton Pate â€" Obituary


Dalton Pate – Obituary

 

Funeral services for Mr. Dalton Pate, 103, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, September  16, 2015, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating.  Interment to follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Timpson, TX (Silas) community.  Visitation for family and friends will be at 1PM, Wednesday , September 16, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Pate was born September 18, 1911, in Arcadia Community.  Dalton was the son of the late Willie Bruce and Myrtie Pate. Dalton was a simple man with no aspirations of fame or fortune. He lived his life by the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule.  He loved his family and he loved his Lord.  His Bible was almost exclusively his reading material.

 

He was born into farm life and never lost his love of planting and watching things grow. Anyone passing by his house in the spring would have seen him in his garden, well up into his late 90's, pushing his "idiot plow" or chopping that last sprig of grass.  About the only thing that would get him out of the garden in the spring was an invite of "let's go fishing". Dalton loved to fish, it didn't matter if he caught a 5 lb bass or a hand size perch. 

 

In the fall you might see his truck on the side of some back road.  He would be in the woods with his 22 Rifle, or his 16 gauge in later years, and his dog, hunting squirrels.  He would have some mutt that someone gave him, or a stray that turned up at his house, it didn't matter.  Dalton would have it treeing squirrels in short order.   Dalton didn't kill for the sake of killing, he loved squirrel dumplings.  Biscuits, dumplings, and just about anything sweet and he was "good to go".

 

Dalton Pate is survived by two sisters, LaVerne Pate Hughes and Orine Pate Ingram; one son, Robert Glyndon Pate and wife, Helen of Timpson; three grandchildren, Debra Pate Smith and husband Paul of Timpson, Darryl Pate and wife, Debra of Crystal Beach, and Donna Pate of Timpson; 7great grandchildren, 13 great great grandchildren, and many relatives friends, and loved ones that will miss him greatly.  

 

Dalton Pate is preceded in death by his parents, Willie Bruce and Myrtie Pate; his wife, LaVennie Darnell Pate; four brothers, Arvel, R.C. William, and Pershing Pate; and three sisters, LaMerle Monkres, Oleta Darnell, and Willie Day Green.

 

Pallbearers are Chad Pate, Jacob Duke, Cody Bailey, Michael Smith, Andy Terry, and Bobby Yarborough.

 

Honorary pallbears are Billy Magness, and George Duke.

 

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may to go www.taylorfh.net.  Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Drive, Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.

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Shelby County Football schedule for this week


Thursday Night Football Action:
 
Center Roughrider Freshmen will play Jasper in Center starting at 5pm, followed 
 
by the JV starting at 7pm.
 
 
Center Middle School will play Diboll at McMichael Middle School in 
 
Nacogdoches.  7th grade B and 8th grade B – game time 5:30, followed by 7th grade 
 
A and 8th grade A games.
 
 
Shelbyville 7th grade travels to Hemphill – game time 4:30; and
 
Shelbyville JV travels to Hemphill - game time 6:30
 
Shelbyville 8th grade travels to Colmesneil – game time 5pm.
 
 
The Timpson JV and middle school do not have games scheduled for Thursday.
 
The Tenaha Tigers Junior High and Junior Varsity teams will travel to White Oak, 
 
game time 5pm.
 
 
The Joaquin Rams will travel to Cayuga Thursday, JV starts at 6pm.
 
 
The San Augustine JV/JH will travel to Groveton.  Game time 5pm
 
 
 
Friday Night Football Action:
 
 
The Center Roughriders will travel to Jasper, game time - 7:30.  Tune in to Chris 
 
Watlington and Rob Payne right here on KDET 930AM and 92.5FM, and streaming 
 
live on cbc-radio.com.  Pre game show airs at 7:00
 
 
The Shelby County Game of the week hosted by Don Wall will be Joaquin vs. 
 
Cayuga.  Game time 7:30 in Joaquin.  Pregame show starts at 7:20, on KQBB 
 
100.5FM, and streaming live on cbc-radio.com
 
 
Friday night is Homecoming for the Dragons.  The Shelbyville Dragons will host 
 
Colmesneil.  Game time 7:30.  Pregame festivities begin at 7pm with crowning of 
 
the Queen prior to game time.  
 
There will be a Homecoming Parade on the Shelbyville campus at 2:30, followed 
 
by pep rally in the gym.
 
 
The Tenaha Tigers will host White Oak, game time 7:30pm.  The Hall of Honor 
 
induction ceremony will begin at 6pm  in the Tiger Cafetorium;  then during  
 
pregame at 7pm – They will recognize the Hall of Honor Inductee, followed by 
 
7:30 kickoff.
 
 
The San Augustine Wolves will host Groveton – game time 7:30.
 
 
The Timpson Bears are open this week.

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Taylor Funeral Pending services for Dalton Pate


Dalton Pate, 103, of Timpson, Texas. Arrangements are pending at this time.
 
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas is in charge of arrangements.

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POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY


POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY

 

The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Americans take the time to remember those who are or were at one time prisoners of war (POW) and those who are still missing in action (MIA), as well as their families.  National POW/MIA Recognition Day is not a federal public holiday in the United States but it is a national observance.

 

Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary invite the public to their remembrance program Friday, September 18th, 10:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the History Courthouse in Center.  The POW/MIA Flag that has flown there 24/7 for the last year will be retired and a new one hoisted. 

 

The names of veterans from Shelby County known to have at one time been a Prisoner of War and those still missing in action will be read.  As always the public, City and County officials from all over Shelby County are especially invited.

 

More information contact Post Quartermaster Larry Hume, 598-2976 or chief@chiefimaging.com.

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Arrest Report 9-14-15


Arrest Report

 

Brian Segler- 25- Center- Tampering with evidence, POCS X2

 

Amelia Mcgee- 24- Houston- Theft

 

All subject are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

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TxDOT Plans Road Work for the Week



LUFKIN - TxDOT crews and contractors in the Lufkin District are busy with maintenance and construction projects throughout the nine-county district, with some nearing completion and others set to begin.
The US 84 bridge that connects Texas and Louisiana at the Sabine River in Shelby County continues this week. The eastbound bridge deck has been completed and the bridge railing is being constructed. Pavement is also being placed on the Louisiana side of the bridge. James Construction Group, contractors for the $9.4 million project are set to finish the bridge in late 2016, weather permitting.

In San Augustine County, the newly constructed four-way traffic signal and intersection reconstruction at SH 21/US 96 will likely be completed in the coming weeks. Drewery Construction Inc., contractor for the project, will work to complete final pavement surfacing and the four-way traffic signal will be implemented. The $2.3 million project began in March.

A new project is set to begin in Houston County on SH 21 for 7.3 miles between Austonio and Crockett. A.L. Helmcamp, Inc., contractor for the project, has started setting barriers and placing equipment at the construction site with work scheduled to begin in coming days. The $11.8 million project will be located from FM 1280 to 2.3 miles east of FM 2967. Reconstruction of the roadway with the addition of passing lanes is scheduled to be completed in about 22 months, weather permitting.

Other work planned throughout the district in the coming week includes:

ANGELINA COUNTY
FM 2021/US 59: Contractors will continue to work on the subgrade and storm drainage along the southbound US 59 ramp.
US 59/SL 287: Contractors will continue to set panels and permanent concrete barriers on the north side of the project along with beginning U-turn bridges adjacent to the Business 59 existing bridges.
SL 287: Subgrade treatments on the eastbound frontage road near the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge.
Various locations: Maintenance crews will continue to fill pot holes, rehabilitate driveways and clean ditches of debris.

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY
SH 21: Contractors are moving toward completion after laying the hot mix surface on the project that will widen the roadway from FM 226 to FM 3276.
SL 224/US 59 North: Mill and Inlay with roadway rehabilitation.
SL224/US 59 South: Contractors will work to complete the retaining wall on the US 59 South exit ramp and pavement structures on the westbound entry ramp.
SL 224: Contractors will continue to work on guard rail and culverts at various locations.

SHELBY COUNTY
Loop 500: Contractors will continue clean-up on the newly opened extension from US 96 to SH 7.
FM 139: Safety treating fixed objects along roadway including work on driveways, cross drainage structures and guardrail.
FM 1970: Maintenance crews will work to repair base failures.
FM 2468: Seal coat treatments.

SABINE COUNTY
FM 1: Contractors work toward completion and clean-up after installation of a flashing beacon at the railroad underpass.
FM 1592, FM 2261 and FM 3184: Safety treating fixed objects in various locations, including driveways and bridge rail.

SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
SH 21: Sealing and repairing roadway failures.
FM 354, FM 3409, FM 3230, FM 3153 and SP 85: Fog sealing.

POLK COUNTY
US 59: Striping is set to begin with alternating lane closures throughout the project.
US 59: Seal coating in northbound lanes south of Livingston and planing operations southbound from Leggett to Milton Creek.
US 287: Contractors are setting barricades that will have contractors widening the roadway and the addition of left and right turning lanes.
Hubert Cemetery Road: Contractors will clear right-of-way for a bridge replacement at Dickens Branch.

SAN JACINTO COUNTY
US 59: Crews will continue to haul embankment at the overpass at FM 2914.
FM 945 North: Maintenance crews will work on leveling pavement.
Various locations: Vegetation control.

HOUSTON COUNTY
SH 7 East: Safety treating fixed objects along roadway.
US 287 South: Safety treating fixed objects along roadway.
FM 3151: Ditch rehabilitation.
FM 2967: Ditch rehabilitation.

TRINITY COUNTY
SH 19: Blading surfaces and applying hot mix from Lovelady to the Trinity County line.
SH 94: Safety treat fixed objects.
FM 3453: Seal coat treatments.
FM 357: Seal coat treatments.

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Center ISD Regular Meeting


The Board of Trustees
 
Notice of Regular Meeting
 
September 15, 2015
 
Center ISD
 
6:00 PM
 
A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center ISD will be held September 15, 2015, beginning at 6:00 
 
PM in the Center Independent School District Administration Boardroom 107 PR 605 Center, TX 75935.
 
The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below. 
 
Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice.
 
1. Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum
 
2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
 
3. Public Comments/Audience Participation
 
4. Presentation of the CISD Employee Engagement Survey
 
5. Consent Agenda
 
5. 1. Minutes
 
5. 2. Investment Report
 
5. 3. Tax Office Report
 
5. 4. Monthly Financial Report
 
5. 5. Overnight Student Activity Trips
 
6. Update on Facilities Projects
 
7. Closed Session
 
7. 1. District Employees and Officers: Texas Gov't Code 551.074
 
7. 1. 1. Employment of Personnel
 
7. 1. 2. Resignation/Retirement of Personnel
 
7. 1. 3. Extended Emergency Sick Leave
 
8. Open Session
 
8. 1. District Employees and Officers: Texas Gov't Code 551.074
 
8. 1. 1. Employment of Personnel
 
8. 1. 2. Resignation/Retirement of Personnel
 
8. 1. 3. Extended Emergency Sick Leave
 
9. 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, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas 
 
Government Code section 418.183(f). Before any closed meeting is convened, the presiding officer will publicly identify the section or 
 
sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting. [See
 
BEC(LEGAL)]
 
The notice for this meeting was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on:
 
September 11, 2015 4:30 p.m.
 
______________________ ______________________

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Obit for Murry Lee Rodgers


Murry Lee Rodgers, 48, of Martinsville, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2015, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral 
 
Home in Center.  Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at Martinsville 
 
Cemetery in the Martinsville Community of Nacogdoches County.
 
Mr. Rodgers was born August 7, 1967, in Houston, to Murry Edgar Rodgers and Lamar Martin Rodgers.
 
He is survived by
 
Sons:
 
Randall Chase Nichols
 
Bradley Heath Rodgers
 
Nicklas Ray Cheek
 
Grandchildren:
 
McKenzie Grace Nichols
 
Connor Wade Nichols
 
Sister: Marie Stelzer Williams 
 
Brother-in-law: Thomas Edgar Williams
 
Nieces & Nephews: 
 
Delania Williams Manchack
 
Sarah Abriele Manchack
 
Thomas Clay Manchack
 
Lane Garrett Manchack
 
Thomas Shane Williams
 
Jessica Victoria Williams
 
Logan Creed Williams
 
Brother: Don Lane Stelzer
 
Numerous cousins, other relatives and friends
 
Preceded in death by
 
Son: Samuel Mason Rodgers
 
Parents: Murry Edgar Rodgers and Lamar Martin Rodgers
 
Pallbearers will be Trey Williams, Clark Paul Williams, Tom Adams, Jerry Hancock, J.T. Mervin and Mike Fancher.  
 
Honorary pallbearers will be Clay Manchack and Mitch Martin.

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Obit for Ursula M. Soto


Ursula M. Soto, 84, of Center, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loving family, Saturday,
 
September 12, 2015, in Nacogdoches.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral 
 
Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 17, 2015, at St. Therese 
 
Catholic Church in Center.  Interment will follow at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County.  
 
Ms. Soto was born October 21, 1930, in San Benito, to Antonio Munoz and Joaquina Maria deJesus Munoz.  She 
 
was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Center.
 
She is survived by
 
Children:
 
Ralph Soto Jr. and wife, Rhonda
 
Vangie McGraw
 
Jane Smith and husband, Ed
 
Roland Soto and wife, Donna
 
Raul Soto
 
Rey Soto
 
Raymond Soto and wife, Bonnie
 
Ruben Soto
 
Ramiro Soto
 
Rudy Soto and wife, Leslie
 
Moses Soto and wife, Alicia
 
Jackie Soto and wife, Kristle
 
Mary Walker
 
Rose Mangrum and husband, Mike
 
42 Grandchildren
 
77 Great Grandchildren
 
3 Great Great Grandchildren
 
Preceded in death by
 
Husband: Rafael Soto Sr.
 
Daughters: Linda Soto, Helen Soto Simmons 
 
Grandsons: Ramon Soto, Adam Heady
 
Great Grandsons: Ramon Soto, Jr.
 
Parents: Antonio Munoz and Joaquina Maria deJesus Munoz
 
Sons-in-law: Vince Walker, Tom McGraw, Denny Heady
 
Pallbearers will be Ralph Soto, Ruben Soto, Raul Soto, Ramiro Soto, Roland Soto, Rudy Soto, Raymond Soto and 
 
Moses Soto.  Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Heady, Raul Soto, Ralfie Soto, Ray Soto, Justin Williams, Eric 
 
Williams, Jacob Soto and Ruben Soto Jr.
 
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Ms. Soto’s special caregivers - Karla Bright, Rhonda & Ralph 
 
Soto, Bo Soto, Ruben Soto, Raul Soto and J.J. Eabes.

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Arrest Report 9/11-9/13


Maria Ann Hammers-31-Joaquin- Indecency to a child

 

Dustin Lucas Williams-26-Logansport- Possession of Marijuana

 

Joseph Lee Woolf-35-Center- Possession of Controlled substance, tampering with evidence     

 

Sandy Brown-38-Gary- Resisting Arrest, Theft of Property

 

Laura Orndorff-33-Gary- Theft of Property

 

 

SA COUNTY-

James Brooks- Non Payment of Child Support

 

Connie Shaw- Time Service

 

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

 

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Evalyn Thomas Obit.


Mangum Funeral Home

P.O. Box 2043

Center, Texas 75935

(936) 598-3341

Obituary Notice:

Evalyn Thomas

 

Evalyn Thomas, 86, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

 

Her wishes were to be cremated and a memorial servicewill be held at a later time.

 

She was born January 16, 1929 in Lockney, Texas to Charlie Joe and Elizabeth (Carver) McCollum. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center. She volunteered for the Shelby County Outreach Ministries.

 

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Charlie & Elizabeth McCollum, Daughter, Ellory Ann Thomas, Grandson, William Bruce Horton, Brother, Robert Willard McCollum, Step Grandson, Keith Dwayne Simmonds and Step Grandson, Robert Mitchell Simmonds.

 

She is survived by:

Son:

Joe Horton & wife, Carolyn of Center

Daughter:

Geneva Lambeth & husband, Charles of Baytown

Son:
Elroy Eugene Thomas &wife, Patricia of San Diego, CA
Son:
Charles D. Thomas & wife, Kathleen of Houston

6 Grandchildren

Numerous Great Grandchildren & Great Great Grandchildren

 

In Lieu of flowers family request donations can be made to Shelby County Outreach Ministries.

 

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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Ag News: Mayhaws


Ag News

 

Contact: Lane Dunn 936.598.7744 jldunn@ag.tamu.edu

 

Mayhaws

 

Since I was not from East Texas, I was deprived of being raised with mayhaw jelly. Though my mom made lots of jellies and jams for our family’s sweet tooth, I learned of mayhawswhile attending college at SFA. 

 

Historically, mayhaws have grown mainly inriver bottoms and swampy areas.The mayhaw is a native fruit tree found along river bottoms and swamps from the Trinity River of Texas, east to Georgia and Florida.  Today, the mayhaw is grown in family orchards forits fruit and as a beautiful addition to the homelandscape.

 

The mayhaw is the fruit of the thorny hawthorn tree. This small, round reddish fruit is about 1/2- to3/4-inch in diameter and resembles a crabapple. Itripens from mid-April to early May, hence the namemayhaw. The tree blooms in February and Marchwith a profusion of white blossoms. After frost in the fall, theleaves turn a beautiful yellow.

 

Although the tree is naturally found inwet, shady sites, it is well adapted to drier, better-drained land and produces more and better fruit infull sunlight. The trees are long-lived and can produce fruit for more than 50 years. They are moreresistant to disease and can withstand low temperatures better than common fruit trees.

 

When the mayhaws are ripe in April and early May, you can shake the tree and gather the fruit from a bed sheet or piece of plastic spread under the tree. Some folks are using large nets under the trees to catch the berries as they fall. The netting is used instead of plastic because it breathes and the berries are not damaged. Old-timers recall scooping up the mayhaws with a bucket as the fruit floated on the water in streams or bogs. 

 

Commercial production of mayhaw jelly beganabout 1992.  A number of small home businesses are makingand selling gourmet mayhaw jelly.

 

I’ve been told one gallon (4 quarts) or about 4 1/2 pounds of mayhaws will yield about 12 cups of strained, flavorful juice, enough for three batches of jelly. Other recipes for this fine fruit that I know of include syrups, punch, a pound cake, mayhaw-pecan pie filling, and a mayhaw flavored cheese ring.

 

If you want to add mayhaws to your garden or landscape, you‘ll find it at the Lufkin Master Gardener’s Fall Native Plant Sale.  In its third year at the Farmers Market, it will be on Saturday, September 26.  Hundreds of well adapted native plants will be available.  Master Gardeners will host the sale and will be on hand to help you match the right plant to the right spot in your landscape.  Sale begins at 8 am and is typically sold out before lunch. 

To see a list of the varieties sold, go to go-lufkin.com/mastergardeners/.

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Lane Dunn is the County Extension Agent for agriculture and natural resources for Shelby County. His email address is jldunn@ag.tamu.edu. 

 

Educational programs of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin.

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UPDATE: Dorothy McGinty Obit.


WATSON & SONS FUNERAL HOME

PO BOX 232/1554 SH 7 EAST

CENTER, TEXAS 75935

PHONE: 936-598-4331        FAX: 936-591-9944

www.watsonandsonsfh.com

 

NEWS RELEASE:September 11, 2015

DECEASED NAME FOR NEWS:Dorothy McGinty

 

Dorothy McGinty, 94, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2015, in Center.

 

Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, September 13, 2015, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. Pat Windham officiating.Visitation will be held at Watson & Sons Funeral Home prior to the graveside service, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

 

Ms. McGinty was born December 22, 1920, in Throckmorton, to Jesse Blackshear and Ina Lee Blackshear.  She was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church. 

 

She is survived by

Daughter: Ina Bass of Center

 

Grandchildren:

Kenneth Shahan and wife, Sarah, of Center

Justin Shahan of Boston, Massachusetts

Cherie Rudd and husband, Randy, of Center

 

4 Great Grandchildren

 

8 Great Great Grandchildren

 

Preceded in death by

Husband: Horace McGinty

Parents: Jesse Blackshear and Ina Lee Blackshear

Two Brothers

One Sister

 

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

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Shelby County 4-H is Building Champions


 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Jheri-Lynn McSwain, M.Ed., M.S.

County Extension Agent – Family and Consumer Sciences

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

936-598-7744

jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu

 

Shelby County 4-H is Building Champions

 

Now is the time to join 4-H and get in on the fun!  While many people think that 4-H is just about raising livestock, nothing could be further from the truth.  We have numerous 4-H’ers involved in projects like clothing & textiles, livestock, photography, public speaking, shooting sports, etc. No matter what the project, the goal of 4-H is to develop life skills and leadership within young people so they become productive, contributing members of society.

 

Shelby County 4-H is busy gearing up for our new 4-H year, and there is still time for your child become a member.  Clubs meet on a monthly basis in Center, Shelbyville, and Joaquin.  Some of our planned projects for fall include taxidermy, livestock showing, virtual fishing tournament, photography, food, fashion, and public speaking.  Spring projects planned are more livestock showing, taxidermy, fashion, robotics, and babysitting certification.  Enrollment is just $20 through October 31, 2015.  Beginning November 1, the fee increases to $25 per child.

 

Research has shown that participation in 4-H programs makes a positive difference in the lives of youth. Youth development scholar, Dr. Richard Lerner, works with researchers at the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University to conduct The 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development. The longitudinal study has found that, when compared to other youth, young people involved in 4-H are:

 

  • Two times more likely to be more engaged in school;
  • Two times more likely to plan to go to college;
  • Three times more likely to make positive contributions to their communities; and,

·         Nearly two times more likely to participate in science, engineering, or computer technology programs (STEM) learning programs during out-of-school time.

 

Overall, the study found that the advantages of 4-H participation include higher educational achievement and higher motivation for future education.

 

If you are interested in joining Shelby County 4-H or would like additional information on our programs, give us a call at the Shelby County Extension office at 598-7744 and speak to either Daphne Lovell, Office Administrator, Lane Dunn - Agriculture and Natural Resource County Agent or Jheri-Lynn McSwain - Family and Consumer Sciences County Agent.   If you are thinking about joining, make the call today!

 

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Educational programs of Texas AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin.  The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.

 

 

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Chamber - Chicken Cooking Contest


 

100 Courthouse Square, A-101

Center, Texas 75935

936-598-3682

 
 

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

 

 

 

 

Press Release

 

TO:                      Media

FROM:                Shelby County Chamber of Commerce

DATE:                 August 31, 2015

SUBJECT:         39th East Texas Poultry Festival

 

TYSON FOODS TO SPONSOR

EAST TEXAS POULTRY FESTIVAL CHICKEN COOKING CONTEST

 

 

The East Texas Poultry Festival Chicken Cooking Contest, sponsored by Tyson Foods, features creative and delicious chicken dishes. The 2015 contest will be held Wednesday, September 23, immediately following the Doo Dah Parade, sponsored by Center Tire Co., on the Historic Downtown Center Square with judging at 5:00 p.m.  Participants will need to be set up and ready to go before judging begins.   In the event of bad weather the location will move to the active Shelby County Courthouse community room.

 

Chicken Cooking Contest Co-Chairpersons are Denise Merriman and Natalie Oswalt. There will be three categories for competition—Adult, Youth and Professional--with a $100.00 prize for 1st place in each category, $50.00 for second and $25.00 for third place. The chicken cooking contest recipe deadline is Wednesday, September 16, 2015.  The recipes are to be emailed to info@shelbycountychamber.com, mailed or delivered to the Chamber of Commerce office.

 

There will also be a People’s Choice Award and Best Dressed Table Award. Contestants will be provided with approximately 36 inches of covered presentation area to decorate. Participants are asked to prepare their recipe to create 25-30 sample size servings and bring serving utensils. This year contestants have a choice of bringing prepared dishes or cooking outdoors in a tailgate fashion, but all judged dishes will be exhibited in the presentation tent. Electricity will not be provided so an alternative fuel source must be used-- for example, chafing dishes, battery operated appliances, etc.  Participants must be set up before the Doo Dah Parade in order to maintain the time schedule. All participants must have some type of cover for their dish.

 

Once the judging is completed the area will be opened for a sample tasting to attendees for $5.00 per person. Chicken Cooking Contest Recipe books will be available for $2.00. Chicken must be the main ingredient of the recipe. Recipes must be submitted to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Office by Wednesday, September 16 by 4:00 p.m. to be included in the cookbook. Recipes may be mailed or delivered to the Chamber office at 100 Courthouse Square, A-101, Center, Texas 75935 or emailed to info@shelbycountychamber.com. For more information call the Chamber at 598-3682.

 

The 39th East Texas Poultry Festival is presented by Farmers State Bank and sponsored by the City of Center, Drewery Construction and Tyson Foods.  Gold sponsors for the Chicken Cooking Contest are

K & L Contractors and Triple J Feed.

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Nacogdoches County Chamber CEO heads to Colorado


 
 
 
"I have so many great friends here in Nacogdoches," Partain said. "My goal
is that those friendships are lifelong.  I have a unique opportunity in
Longmont to combine my profession and my family, as one of my sons, his
wife and children live in the Longmont area."
 
 
 
Longmont is 37 miles north of Denver, CO.
 
 
 
Partain is married to Dr. Linda T. Bond, who teaches advertising and
newswriting at Stephen F. Austin State University.
 
 
 
"Linda plans to stay here in Nacogdoches through at least the spring
semester," Partain said. "She has several classes to which she is committed
and at least one major project to finish."
 
 
 
Prior to coming to Nacogdoches, Partain was vice president of membership
and communications for the Midland Chamber of Commerce.  He earned his
Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) designation in 2012.  He currently serves
as chair of the board of the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives.
 
 
 
Partain earned a journalism degree from Oklahoma State University and
geology degrees from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.  He is a
graduate of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Organization Management and
Southern Methodist University.  He is also a graduate of the Economic
Development Institute (EDI) at the University of Oklahoma.
 
 
 
Chamber chair-elect Rusty Rust will be organizing a search committee for
the next Nacogdoches County Chamber CEO.  "I expect we will take our time,
but will announce soon our procedures for receiving applications," Rust
said.
 
 
 
 
 
For more information visit www.nacogdoches.org.

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Shelbyville Homecoming Court


Shelbyville High School Homecoming Court
Freshmen Duchesses: Savannah Bass, Loren Vandrovec
Sophomore Duchesses: Tiara Sampson, Madison Taylor
Jr. Duchesses: Kennedey Parker, Brittnie Risinger
Sr. Queen Candidates: Blaire Deal, Jabria Jenkins Marissa Roberts
Homecoming is Sept. 18th at Dragon Stadium 7:00 pm

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Nacogdoches County Chamber names Clear Springs - Auntie Pasta's as Large Business of the Year 2015


On September 14, 2008, Jeremy Niuman approached the debris-filled parking
lot of Clear Springs and Auntie Pasta's in Nacogdoches with high anxiety.
 
As general manager of both restaurants, he already knew there was damage
from the high winds and downpours of  Hurricane Ike. The massive storm had
power-washed its way north the day before, after smashing into Galveston,
and was on track to wreak further havoc from St. Louis to Montreal.
 
 
He noted that one restaurant was apparently in worse shape than the other.
 
"The roof of Clear Springs had lifted off and landed on top of Auntie
Pasta's, where it knocked in some holes," Niuman recalled.  "There was
ankle-deep water in the Clear Springs dining room. The whole place was
flooded.   All the decor was damaged.  I wondered if we would ever open up
again."
 
 
Ultimately, the unexpected partial demolition kicked off  needed repairs
and new remodeling that benefited the local eateries, with owners Richard
and Barbara DeWitt and other managers diving into the rebuild.  "It ended
up being a Godsend," Niuman said.  "The buildings and the business have
improved since."
 
 
Because of the resilience of their operations and success through years,
the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce has named Clear Springs and
Auntie Pasta's as its 2015 Large Business of the Year.
 
 
Richard and Barbara DeWitt each have had an important role in the success
of the Clear Springs locations in New Braunfels, Nacogdoches, Midland and
Tyler,  plus the Gruene River Grill in New Braunfels.
 
 
Richard's path started with his parent's decision to move to Texas to join
family members.
 
 
"We moved to Nacogdoches in the 1950s from Michigan," Richard DeWitt said.
"At first in the turkey business, then in raising chickens. That's how I
grew up - on chicken farms and hatcheries.  Later on, when I was in high
school, my dad decided to open a Kentucky Fried Chicken store. The first
was in Lufkin in 1966, the second in Nacogdoches. He got up to 71
restaurants."
 
 
The decision to become KFC franchisees took place after a unique product
test.
 
 
"We were in Galveston with our cousins," DeWitt said. "Dad sent me next
door to buy some Kentucky Fried Chicken. I bought three buckets, which
seemed like a lot of chicken. I went back two times and bought three more
buckets each time. Everyone was raving about it.  I don't know if that was
when he made up his mind, but that was my first taste of Kentucky Fried
Chicken."
 
"I worked for dad for 20 years," DeWitt said. "I started in the Lufkin
store. Then I delivered supplies to all the stores."
 
 
He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1971 with a
business degree.  As a Lumberjack and a business owner, DeWitt appreciates
the many SFA students who have worked at his and Barbara's restaurants. "I
believe we have better employees now," he said. "Jeremy started as a
waiter.  He is a valued employee. He has a family and is doing well. He has
six or seven assistant managers."
 
 
The name Clear Springs comes from the first store's central Texas
location.  The building "is actually in the town of Clear Springs," DeWitt
said. "It was a dance hall built in 1874. George Strait played there. It
was all the beer you could drink plus George Strait for $3."  The first
Clear Springs restaurant opened in 1985. But Richard was only getting
started.
 
 
DeWitt is enamored with the Gruene River Grill location.  "It is just a
really neat building," he said, "right over the Guadalupe River. It opened
up with the same menu you now see at Auntie Pasta's. Over the years it
changed to something entirely different, American eclectic. or American
Italian."
 
 
Nacogdoches came along next, taking the space that had been a grocery
warehouse and a popular operatic-themed restaurant, Rossini's.  "We had the
Nacogdoches restaurant open for several years before we actually moved
back," DeWitt said, "But that's why I did it, so I could get back to
Nacogdoches."
 
 
Midland was the enterprise's first from-the-ground-up building in 1992,
with a similar concept in Tyler to follow.
 
 
Multiple locations might sound like a chain, but DeWitt insists it is not.
 "It is a family owned restaurant," he said. "I think a chain has to be a
little longer."
 
At Clear Springs, there are also several famous taste bud tantalizers that
patrons savor.
 
 
"Our catfish is from Greenville, Mississippi," DeWitt said.  The massive
onions for the big, breaded onion rings  are "Texas 1015s, when available."
 
To make the popular rings, Clear Springs  goes through "hundreds of onions
per day," Niuman said.  For customers watching meals come out of the
kitchen,  the plate "is a real head-turner," he said.  The Texas-sized
orders use two or three of the super-colossal onions.   "They look like the
size of your head -  at least a softball or better," Niuman laughed.
 
Richard and Barbara credit the people who work day in and day out to make
the restaurants successful.
 
 
"Your business is run by your employees," Richard said. "It is not your
recipes. It is the employees who make you successful.  We have basic plans
we go by. They make sure it happens every day."
 
 
In return, Niuman sees DeWitt as equally important. "He's Boss-Dad," Niuman
said. "He's a father figure to us all. I have learned a lot from him and I
look up to him."
 
 
The family atmosphere of the restaurants is a touchstone.
 
 
"I try to carry that on for our new employees," Niuman said. "When I'm
doing interviews  I will say we are one big family. That shows to our
guests. We get along well and work together well. But we all know when it
is time to get down to work. It helped me through school, and the same for
my wife.  There have been a lot of long-term friendships, relationships and
marriages."
 
 
After 30 years, a hurricane and thousands of onions, the restaurant keeps
making special towns in Texas all the more special.
 
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*The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce 94th Annual Meeting and
Membership Banquet* begins at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the SFA Grand
Ballroom. The 2015-2016 board of directors will be inducted and award
recipients will be recognized.
 
 
 
The 2015 Citizen of the Year and the Gary Justice Business Excellence
Awards  recipients are:
 
  *Grace Handler*, Citizen of the Year -
 
*award sponsored by Tipton Ford, Inc. *
 
  *Shelley's Bakery Cafe*, Small Business of the Year - *award sponsored by
Heritage Land Bank*.
 
  *Mast Motorsports*, Medium Business of the Year *- award sponsored by
Regions Bank*.
 
  *Clear Springs Restaurant and Auntie Pasta's*, Large Business of the Year
-* award sponsored by R&K Distributors, Inc.*
 
 
 
Bronze sponsorships are available for $750 and include corporate
recognition and seating for eight or nine. Individual admission tickets are
available for $40. Contact the Chamber at 936-560-5533 for reservations.
Seating is limited, and the reservation deadline is Sept. 16.

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Panola College Rodeo to be held September 25 & 26


CONTACT: Jeff Collins

 

DATE: September 10, 2015

 

PHONE: 903-693-2008

 

For Immediate Release

Photo Attached

Panola College Rodeo to be held September 25 & 26

 

            Panola College Rodeo is scheduled to be held September 25 and 26 at 7 pm at the Panola County Cattleman’s Arena.

 

Photo – Panola College 2015-2016 Rodeo Team

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Dorothy McGinty Pending Services


Dorothy McGinty, 94, of Center, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2015, in Center.

Funeral services are pending at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

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8-10's rain and more


Today, Norman Neel in the North part of SA County picked up a nice .16 inches while Geoff Reeder just a mile down the road only saw .05 hit his rain gauge. Here in San Augustine we had .25 and the Broaddus area in the South part of SA County had a nice .27 inches. Coming home from Houston I was in a 2.29 inch downpour SE Loop 10 and another .74 inch as I tried to make my way into Humble where I had to stop again for 15 minutes to let the storm pass. The chances for rain have diminished for tomorrow even though the cold front has not yet passed through East Texas. It seems to have lost the favorable pattern for rain making...temps still in low to mid 80's for highs...what would you think about some 50's for lows Saturday and Sunday evenings....really....50's!!  We'll see.el Nino and Wetter and Cooler Weather still on tap for usThe current El Nino phenomenon, a global weather pattern known to wreak havoc every few years, should last until spring and likely become one of the strongest on record, forecasters said Thursday.That expected strength makes El Nino likely to peak in late fall or early winter and bring more precipitation than normal to the drought-stricken southwestern United States, the US Climate Prediction Center said."At this point it could be one of the three strongest El Ninos we have seen," Mike Halpert, deputy director of the center, told reporters.Between June and August, average sea surface temperatures in affected regions were the third-warmest since record keeping began, the center said, behind 1987 and 1997."In any measure, 1997 was still stronger than we are seeing right now," said Halpert.Forecasters placed the likelihood at 95 percent that this El Nino, in which warmer Pacific waters cause changes to global weather circulation, will last until spring.And it placed the likelihood that the southwestern US states will see much-needed wetter-than-normal winters between 33 and 60 percent, depending on region.But Halpert said the most reliable prediction they have regarding El Nino's impacts is that the Gulf of Mexico and bordering regions will have a wetter and cooler than normal winter."At this point we have fairly high probability for that," he said.It is also expected to contribute to warmer than average temperatures in Alaska, Canada, and the northern, western and central United States. Tom JohnsonKTXSANAU6

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AN AMERICAN MAIN STREET


 
                        FREE FOOD and DRINK
 
                                Children Games
 
 
 
                    Mixed Media Art Contest Display 
 
 
 
             Candlelight closing with attendee participation and 
 
                           Remembrance of 9-11 Victims 
 
                        with Moment of Silence and Taps.
 
 
 
                 Courthouse Square, Historic Downtown 
 
                                    San Augustine, TX   
 
                                        Patriots' Day
 
               Friday, September 11, 2015, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
 
                Event info contact: 936-201-9798 or 936-596-8411

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Correction: Sept 15, 2015 Agenda and Public Hearing Notice for CIty of Timpson


Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the governing body of the above named City will be held on the 15th day of September, 2015 at 5:30 pm at the City Hall, 456 Jacob Street, Timpson, Texas, at which time the following subjects will be considered, to-wit: 

 

1.         Call to Order:

 

2.      Invocation:

 

3.                      Pledge: United States Pledge, Texas Pledge            

 

4.      Chamber of Commerce:  Chamber of Commerce, presented by Paul Smith.

 

5.                      Council Items:

     

6.                      Presentations & Recognition:  Matthew Owens has received his Class D Water

      Operator License.  Michael Williams will celebrate his 3rd anniversary on Oct 1

      with the City of Timpson Police Department.

          

     7.          Citizens Input: 

                   

     8.          Department Reports:

                             

                  A.    Public Works Report:  Larry Burns

 

                  B.    Police Department Report: Kent Graham

 

                  C.    Municipal Court Report:  For the month of August 2015, there were 21

                  citations issued,  24 violations, 0 to juveniles and 0 to minors.  Total amount

                  reported $20,088.13 the City’s portion a 55% estimate of $11,048.47.

 

            D.   City Secretary:  Leslie Leathers reporting the dumpster will be here Oct 3rd.  

           

            Notice of burn ban effective 8/12/15 for all of Shelby County by the Commissioners

            Court.  Effective 90 days from the date of adoption of the order, unless

            the restrictions are terminated earlier based on a determination made by the Texas

            Forest Service or the court.

 

     9.           Consent Agenda:  Items included under the Consent Agenda require little or no

       Deliberation by the Council.  Approval of the Consent Agenda authorizes the      

       City Secretary to proceed with the conclusion of each item as reflected in the  

       Minutes of this meeting.

 

A.     Consider approval of the minutes of the regular meeting held on August 18, 2015

B.      Consider approval of the minutes of the special meeting held on August 18, 2015

C.     Consider approval of Financial Statement for the month of August, 2015

D.     Consider approval of Accounts Payable – Unpaid bills for August, 2015

E.      Consider approval of allowing the Citizens of Timpson to use the Plaza area on

 Thursday, September 24th at 7:15 am for a local “See You At The Station” Event.

 This will be a public gathering to pray and show support for our law enforcement

 officers and other first responders.

F.      Accept the resignation of Officer Thomas Jernigan, effective September 24, 2015.

 Officer Jernigan’s last scheduled shift will be Sept 15 – Sept 22 (84 hrs) of which

 he is taking off 3 days – vacation, 4 days sick. His shift is scheduled to be covered.

 The City’s Employee Handbook states employees will be paid for all hours worked

 and vacation pay due them on the “pay day” following their last day of employment.

 Officer Jernigan is scheduled to be paid on September 25, 2015. Officer Jernigan

 will be leaving approximately 72 hrs of unused sick time that the City does not pay

 at separation.

 

 

 

                                      REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS  (10 –18)

 

                                     

      10.        Discuss and possibly take action:  Set “Call Out” Pay for the Police Department

                  Effective immediately; the first call out will be Saturday, Sept 19th (12 hrs) and

                  Sunday, Sept 20th (12 hrs).  The 2015-2016 proposed rate in the budget is $100 per

                  weekend for the person who is on call, that is a rate of $4.16 per hour for that

                  officer.  There is no additional pay for being called out while on call.  The Council

                  will decide whether to increase pay by $25.00 for each, Easter Sunday, Christmas

                  Eve and Christmas Day, if those holidays fall during an on call day.

                   

     11.        Discuss and possibly take action:  Amending the handbook in order that the “On

                  Call” officer be allowed to take the patrol car to his home at the end of the day,

                  immediately preceding his on call shift.  The current schedule will require the officer

                  to take the car home on Saturday morning at the end of the 12 hr Friday PM shift.

                  The car will remain with the officer on call until he returns to duty for the Saturday

                  PM shift. When the officer gets off at 8am on Monday morning, the car will remain

                  with the regular M-F patrol officers “in town” and not be taken home again until the

                  weekend.  The City Attorney has stated that “response times” may be included in the

                  handbook but should be reasonable and not set in miles but minutes.  The State Law

                  provides that employees may have to be able to respond to Civil Emergencies within

                  certain time frames.  Having reasonable response times for officers that are “on call”

                  should be considered for everyone’s safety.

 

     12.        Discuss and possibly take action:  Amend the handbook with regard to paying

                  Police Officers, time and one half for time worked in excess of 84 hours in a 7 day

                  Period, there will be no more overtime pay.  The three officers will be paid on Friday

                  Every two weeks and Chief Graham will continue to be paid weekly 40 hrs.

 

     13.         Discuss and possibly take action:  Change current vacation policy-all officers earn

                  120 hours of vacation annually.  They are currently required to take off 1/3 of those

                  hours with pay and are allowed to take the other 2/3 without taking time off.

 

     14.         Discuss and possibly take action:  Adopt Final Budget for fiscal year 2015-2016.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

     15.         Discuss and possibly take action:  Adopt Proposed Tax Rate of .313000 per $100

                   of value.  This is an increase of 2.354480 percent for the CITY OF TIMPSON.

 

     16.         Discuss and possibly take action:  Raise in pay for Matthew Owens from $12.50

                   to $13.50 since he has received his Class D Water Operator License.

 

     17.        Discuss and possibly take action:  Resolution of Authority and contact info for

                  Austin Bank Police Account #2800018349, adding Mayor Debra Smith, Mayor Pro

                  Tem Ronnie Wolfe, City Secretary Leslie Leathers and Paula Mullins, Municipal

                  Court Clerk.  This is the separate Police Department Account that Mayor Pro Tem

                  Wolfe, Councilman Grace and Councilwoman Baker asked for at the last meeting.

                  Austin Bank requires an opening deposit amount and where it should be transferred

                  from, please include this information in your motion.

 

     18.        Adjourn:

 

                    

The Council reserves the right to retire into executive session concerning any of the items listed on this agenda whenever it is considered necessary and is legally justified under the Open Meetings Act.

This facility is wheelchair accessible and wheelchair parking is available.  Requests for accommodations or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting.  Please contact the City Secretary at 254-2421 for further information or needed assistance.

 

This agenda is posted as required under Government Code Section 551.041.  For more information or for a copy of the open meetings act, please contact the Attorney General of Texas at 1-800-252-8011 or the City Secretary at 936-254-2421.

 

 

 

 

City of Timpson

 

__________________________________________

Debra Pate Smith, Mayor

 

 

 

Certification

 

I certify that the above notice of meeting was posted on the bulletin boards at City Hall, 45 Jacob Street, Timpson, Texas and on the front door of the Timpson Police Department facing outside, on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm.

 

 

                                    _________________________________________

Leslie Leathers, City Secretary

 

 

I certify that the attached notice and agenda of items to be considered by the City Council was removed by me from the bulletin board in the City Hall and from the front door of the Timpson Police Department on the _______day of, _______________2015.

 

 

 

            _________________________________________

Leslie Leathers, City Secretary

                                        PUBLIC HEARING

                                                                                         PUBLIC HEARING

                                                    CITY OF TIMPSON                    

 

                                    FY 2015-2016 BUDGET AND TAX RATE

 

The City of Timpson will hold a public hearing at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15TH 2015 at the Timpson City Hall, 456 Jacob Street, in regard to the adoption of the city’s budget and tax rate for the fiscal year 2015-2016.  The purpose of the hearing is to obtain citizen response and input to the proposed 2015-2016 City Budget and the proposed tax rate of .313000.   The City of Timpson will consider adopting a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year’s tax rate.  The tax rate will raise taxes for maintenance and operations by 2.354480 percent.  This is an opportunity for citizens to tell the Council what services they want and to what extent the needs of the community are being met. 

 

It is also an opportunity for the City Council to share information on the cost of such services and for citizens to express to what extent they are willing to tax themselves for improved services.

 

The City of Timpson encourages citizens to participate in the development of the City Budget and to make their views known at the public hearing.  Citizens unable to attend the hearing may submit their views and proposals to Debra Smith Mayor, at the Timpson City Hall, 456 Jacob Street, or mail them directly to the city at Po Box 369, Timpson, Texas, 75975.

 

Persons with disabilities who wish to attend this meeting should contact the City to arrange for assistance.  Individuals who require auxiliary aids or services should contact the City at least two (2) working days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

 

The City of Timpson is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Supports Fair Housing.

 

                                             __________________________

                                                    Debra Pate Smith, Mayor

                              

Certification

 

This is to certify that I posted notice of this Hearing on the Bulletin Board of City Hall and on the glass front door of the Police Department, facing outside, at 1:00 a.m. on

September 10th 2015

                                    _______________________________________

Leslie Leathers, City Secretary, City of Timpson

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Furlow Obit and picture


Mangum Funeral Home
P.O. Box 2043
Center, Texas 75935
(936) 598-3341
Obituary Notice:
LC Furlow
 
LC Furlow, 92, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.
 
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.
 
He was born August 17, 1923 in Shelby County to Crit and Vannie (Fleming) Furlow. He served in the US Army. 
 
He is preceded in death by his Father, Crit Furlow, Mother, Vannie Furlow, Step mother, Jessie Furlow, Wife, Wanda (Rivers) Furlow, , Sisters, Callie Campbell and Lera Bell Metcalf.
 
He is survived by:
Daughter & Son-in-law:
Vicki & Curtis Cooper of Huxley
Son:
Chris Furlow of Huxley
Son & Daughter-in-law:
Kenneth & Cindy Furlow of Huxley
Grandson:
Lance Furlow of Huxley
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends
Special Thank you to our friends & caregivers, Virginia & Glenda
Pallbearers:
Ron Hendricks, Craig Hendricks, Mike Scarber 
Doug Vaughn, Dale Vaughn & Gilbert Vaughn
Honorary Pallbearers:
Earl Campbell, Prentice Hendricks & Burt Furlow
 
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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Panola College Foundation Receives $5,000 Donation for Petroleum Scholarships


On September 10, 2015, Kurt Greenhouse, Field Foreman of XTO Energy,
presented Dr. Joe Shannon, Vice President of Instruction, and Whitney
Edens, Director of Workforce and Continuing Education with a $5,000 check
for the Panola College Foundation. The $5,000 will be used to award
scholarships to students studying Petroleum Technology at Panola College.
 
“Panola College Foundation sincerely appreciates the support and financial
contributions from XTO Energy towards our Petroleum Technology students and
program. We created the Petroleum Technology program to address the energy
industry’s need for trained employees in and around east Texas,” said Dr.
Joe Shannon.  “This generous donation demonstrates XTO Energy’s commitment
not only to our program, but also to our community.”
 
*Photo (L to R) – Kurt Greenhouse, Whitney Edens, and Dr. Joe Shannon*

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"Texercise" Fitness and Wellness Program


 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jheri-Lynn McSwain, M.Ed., M.S.
County Extension Agent – Family and Consumer Sciences
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
936-598-7744
jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu
 
 
Aging Happens, So Have Fun, Be Healthy Doing It!
“Texercise” Fitness and Wellness Program Will Show You How
 
To help Shelby County residents prepare for the challenges of an older society, and to make them more aware of resources available to them, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a fun and informative “Texercise” and Walk-Across-Texas program.  This 8-week fitness and nutrition  program, designed for those 45 years and older, will take place each Tuesday beginning October 13 and running through December 1, 2015 from 10 to 11 AM at the Shelby County Senior Nutrition Site in Center, Texas.  The cost of the program is $10.  Participants will receive a pedometer to help them track their steps, an exercise and nutrition handbook, and a program t-shirt.  Incentives will be provided and a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Hibbet Sports will be conducted for those completing the program.
 “Texas is a young state, but that’s about to change—fast,” said Jheri-Lynn McSwain, County Extension Agent-Family & Consumer Sciences.  “In the next 30 years we’ll see our 60-plus population grow to more than 25 percent of our population due to longer lifespans, the aging of the Baby Boomers and a steady stream of retirees moving in. That’s why we’re working with the Texas Department on Aging and their Texercise health and wellness initiative. We want to help people get ready for the changes ahead.”
Texercise, an initiative of the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS),    seeks to motivate individuals and communities to engage in regular physical activity to age well and live well.   For more information or to register for the program, contact the Shelby County Extension office at 936-598-7744 or email to jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu.  Registration information and payment is due by September 30, 2015.
 
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Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating
 

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9/10 and 9/11 weather


The cold front that was moving in our direction has become stationary on a line from Midland to just North of Dallas to Shreveport.  T-storms could become active as the day begins to warm to the South of that line.  Some storms are beginning to fire up in the South Arkansas and Northwest Louisiana areas and are bringing with them some 30% coverage.  That coverage will increase as they move to the East and South. We could see some light rainfall sometime around 1 pm today.
Tomorrow...light rain in the morning, but the chances for rain drop off to about 15% by Noon or shortly afterward.  We should be overcast, and dry for the 911 event here in San Augustine. Our chances do increase after 9pm until 5am on Saturday. Then, clear and dry conditions with low to mid 80's for highs until Tuesday when another cold front pushes our way. Tom JohnsonKTXSANAU6
 

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Update: Billy Earl Bailey Obit


WATSON & SONS FUNERAL HOME
PO BOX 232/1554 SH 7 EAST
CENTER, TEXAS 75935
PHONE: 936-598-4331    FAX: 936-591-9944
www.watsonandsonsfh.com
 
NEWS RELEASE: September 10, 2015
DECEASED NAME FOR NEWS: Billy Earl Bailey
 
Billy Earl Bailey, 76, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at his residence.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 11, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Cecil Chessher and Bro. Bobby Waller officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
 
Mr. Bailey was born April 3, 1939, in Shelby County, to Caywood Bailey and Leona Bailey.  He loved horseback riding, gardening, fishing and always enjoyed a good old western show.  He was a member of The Called Out Church in Center.
 
He is survived by
Wife: Carrie Ann Bailey
 
Son: Vernon Bailey
 
Daughters:
Kathy Matthews and husband, Mark
Gina Chessher and husband, Cecil
Alesia Campbell and husband, Steve
 
Sister: Ethel Gee
 
Brother: James Thomas Bailey
 
Grandchildren:
Stephanie Davis and husband, Ronnie
Chasity Cooper and husband, Shane
Chad Chessher and wife, Jenney
Mary Kunkel and husband, Bo
Sarah Chessher
Justin Campbell and wife, April
Shane Campbell and wife, Ashley
Blake Campbell
Chase Campbell and wife, Jade
Treven Bailey
Brent Bailey
Jessica Smith and husband, Charlie
 
22 Great Grandchildren
 
Preceded in death by
Parents: Caywood Bailey and Leona Bailey
Sisters: Jettie Andrews, Rosene Andrews, Christene Waller
Brothers: Dick Herman Bailey, George Bailey, Edward Bailey
 
Pallbearers will be Justin Campbell, Shane Campbell, Blake Campbell, Chase Campbell, Chad Chessher, Treven Bailey and Brent Bailey. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Matthews, Cecil Chessher, Steve Campbell, Shane Cooper, Bobby McCauley, Elbert Bailey and Delbert Cockrell.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

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Obit: Mr. LC Furlow of Huxley


Services are pending at Mangum Funeral Home for Mr. LC Furlow of Huxley. He passed away Wednesday evening, September 9, 2015, at Nacogdoches Medical Center Hospital. 
Among his survivors include:
Daughter & Son-in-law:
Vicky & Curtis Cooper if Huxley 
Son:
Chris Furlow  of Huxley 
Son & daughter-in-law;
Kenneth & Cindy Furlow of Huxley
Grandson:
Lance Furlow of Huxley

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Arrest Report 9-9-15


Walter Norwood- 46- Logansport La- Violation of Probation OC: evading arrest

 

Stephen Channel- 42- Tenaha- Forgery

 

Crystal Steffen- 26- Tenaha- VOP OC: unlawful use of motor vehicle

 

Devante Gray- Criminal Mischief, Theft of Firearm

 

Pedro Carbajal- 31- Mt Vernon-  Unlawful use of Motor Vehicle

 

Jahammad Ratcliff- 33- Center- Criminal Mischief, Public Intoxication

 

 

 

No arrest in SA County

 

 

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

 

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obit for Jimmy Devan Lout


Jimmy Devan Lout, 49, of Lufkin, entered into eternal peace on Monday, September 7, 2015, in Lufkin.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 12, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in 
 
Center with Bro. Rob Merriman officiating. Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville.  A visitation 
 
will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
 
Jimmy was born June 18, 1967, in Laurinburg, North Carolina, to Duane Lout and Delois Oxendine Lout.  He was 
 
a graduate of Shelbyville High School Class of 1985.  Jimmy had many talents, including carpentry, mechanics, 
 
collector of everything and an all-around handy man.  He was known for taking care of children and stepping up 
 
to help others in need. Jimmy was baptized and was a member of Ephesus Baptist Church.  He is healed and at 
 
peace in Heaven with the many relatives who have gone on before him.
 
He is survived by
 
Son: Devan Lout of Huntington
 
Parents: Duane Lout and Delois Oxendine Lout of Shelbyville
 
Sisters:
 
Nikki Miller and husband, Patrick, of Lufkin
 
Renea Schott and husband, Brian, of Longview
 
Nephews:
 
Cole Miller of Lufkin
 
Conner Miller of Lufkin
 
Zachary Schott of Longview
 
Niece: Samantha Schott of Longview
 
Aunts and Uncles
 
Jane Huggins and husband, Herbert, of Rowland, North Carolina
 
Carolyn Oxedine and husband, Gary, of Pembroke, North Carolina
 
Brenda Powell of Laurinburg, North Carolina
 
Step Daughter: Cody Parker of Huntington
 
Step Grandsons: 
 
Joshua Carlin of Waco
 
Braden Carlin of Waco
 
Cooper Parker of Huntington
 
Preceded in death by
 
Maternal Grandparents: Carl & Nellie Oxendine 
 
Paternal Grandmother: Sarah Brown
 
Pallbearers will be Matthew Miller, Mickey Miller, Barry Lout, Darrin Lout, Pete Owens, George Woods, Josh Lout 
 
and James Powell.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shelbyville Lions Club, 530 State Highway 87 South, Shelbyville, 
 
Texas 75973.
 
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

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Pending Services Billy Bailey


Billy Bailey, 76, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at his residence.

Funeral services are pending at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

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Obit for LC Furlow


Services are pending at Mangum Funeral Home for Mr. LC Furlow of Huxley. He passed away Wednesday evening, September 9, 2015, at Nacogdoches Medical Center Hospital.
Among his survivors include:
Daughter & Son-in-law:
Vicky & Curtis Cooper if Huxley
Son:
Chris Furlow  of Huxley
Son & daughter-in-law;
Kenneth & Cindy Furlow of Huxley
Grandson:
Lance Furlow of Huxley

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Panola College Theatre Presents Godspell


 Panola College Drama presents *Godspell* as their dinner
theatre production on September 25 and 26 with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.,
show at 7 p.m., and featuring a dessert matinee on September 27 with doors
opening at 1:15 p.m. and the show beginning at 2 p.m.
 
 
 
            Godspell is a musical by Stephen Schwartz and book by
John-Michael Tebelak. It opened off Broadway on May 17, 1971, and has
played in various touring companies and revivals many times since,
including a 2011 revival which played on Broadway from October 13, 2011, to
June 24, 2012. Several cast albums have been released over the years and
one of its songs, "Day by Day" from the original cast album, reached #13 on
the Billboard pop singles chart in the summer of 1972.
 
Godspell is old English for the Gospel. The structure of the musical is
that of a series of parables, mostly based on the Gospel of Matthew). The
parables are interspersed with a variety of modern music set primarily to
lyrics from traditional hymns, with the passion of Christ near the end of
the performance. Starting as a college project, it was re-scored for an
off-Broadway production ,which became a long-running success.
 
Starring in Godspell are Jesus, Wyatt Windham, Shelbyville; John the
Baptist, Julian Johnson, Shelbyville; Judas, Dewey Brannan, Hillsboro; and
the company is composed of Tracer Lynch, Blue Ridge; Madilyn Sanford,
Timpson; Mckensie Piar, Hillsboro; Alex Dutton, Shelbyville; Ericka
McBurney, Houston; Laura Lindsay, Center; Caleb Wilson, Leon; Isabella
Flesher, Carlisle; Sara Trahan, Hudson; Jaramie Martin, Martinsville;
Mackensie Dockens, Center; Chris Caudle, Center; and Emily Jolly,
Shelbyville.
 
Crewing the show is Keelan Moses, Designer/Costumer; Kade Lindsey, Lighting
Design; Allen Avanado, Sound, Alfy Lindsey, Publicity, Megan Reynolds, Box
office/House Manager, Nicole Lawhorn, Props and Makeup.
 
Dinner theatre tickets are $25 for Adults; $20 for Senior Citizens,
Students, and Panola Family, and $15 for children 12 and under. The dinner
features a full course meal with salad, dessert, and coffee, tea, or
water.  Dessert matinee tickets are $15.00 for Adults; $12.00 for Senior
Citizens, Students, and Panola Family, and $10 for children 12 and
under.The dessert matinee features a choice from a delectable selection of
sweets, plus coffee, tea, or water.
 
For reservations, call 903-693-2064, email: tickets@panola.edu, or visit
the drama webpage where a live link to the new reservation system, allowing
one to reserve online and pay with a credit card will be up by September
18.  Seating is limited, so reservations are highly recommended for this
often sold-out event.  *Godspell* is produced by special permission from
Music Theatre International, NY, NY.
 
 
 
*Photo – **A scene from last year's sold out production of Arsenic and Old
Lace by Joseph Kesserling*

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UPDATE: Kerry Steven Whiteside


Kerry Steven Whiteside, 52, of Gary, Texas passed away at his residence, on Sunday, September 6, 2015.  He was born in Gary, Texas on September 6, 1963, the son of Kenneth Whiteside and Jo Ann Pass Whiteside.  Visitation for Kerry will be on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 5-7 PM at Taylor Funeral Home.  Funeral service will be on Thursday, September 10, 2015, 2 PM, at Taylor Funeral Home with Reverend Dwain “Bubba” Smith officiating.  Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery.
 
Kerry was born and grew up in Gary, Texas.  He attended Timpson High School where he was active in the football program.  He served in the United States Army for 23 years.  He was deployed to Iraq in 2001 to 2002.  On April 26, 2003, he married Carrie Stacker.  They enjoyed nine happy years together.
 
Kerry had a vast array of hobbies.  He enjoyed hunting and carpentry.  He always said that if he could make a living as a builder, he would have done it.  Kerry enjoyed being in theater while he attended college.  His claim to fame is that he is the only person who has driven a military tank through Longview, Texas.  He enjoyed telling that story every chance he got.
 
Kerry is survived by his parents; loving wife, Carrie; sons, Steven Harris and Austin Harris; daughter, Katie Whiteside; brother Keith Whiteside and his wife, Sherry Campbell and his sister, Karen McAllister and husband, Kevin.
 
Kerry was preceded in death by his daughter, Jacy Whiteside.
 
Serving as pallbearers for Kerry are Austin Harris, Steven Harris, Robert Phoenix, Joe Calhoun, and Henry Marx.  
 
The family of Kerry Whiteside is being served by Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas.  
 
To convey condolences or to sign an online register, please visit taylorfh.net.
 

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Timpson ISD Bear Update 9/9/2015


Timpson ISD Bear Update
9/9/2015
 
 
Lady Bears Place Fifth in Cross Country - The Lady Bears competed in cross country Saturday the 5th in Nacogdoches. Cheyanne Porter ran varsity while McKenzie Burgay, Cassidy Clifton, and Macey Hanson competed at the JV level. McKenzie Wynn, Erica Renick, Harlie Ware, Sadie Ramsey, Jaycee Campbell, and Alexis Miller ran at the junior high level. Out of 126 runners in the JH division, Sadie Ramsey placed 4th and Harlie Ware placed 5th. We are proud of the hard work each of these ladies are putting in to cross country.
 
 
Timpson High School Counselor News –
 
1)  The deadline to register for the October ACT is Friday, September 18th.  If you are a Timpson High School senior and would like to improve previous scores, this date is extremely important!!!  See Mrs. Metcalf for details.
 
 
 
2)  The University of Texas at Tyler is hosting Fall Patriot Preview Day on November 14.  If you attend, you can expect to tour the campus, meet professors, and talk to admission counselors.  Registration opens September 14.

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EAST TEXAS POULTRY FESTIVAL PAGEANT QUEEN’S COURT WELCOME PARTY


100 Courthouse Square, A-101

Center, Texas 75935

936-598-3682

 
 

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

 

 

 

 

Press Release

 

TO:                      Media

FROM:                Shelby County Chamber of Commerce

DATE:                 September 9, 2015

SUBJECT:         East Texas Poultry Festival Queen Pageant

 

EAST TEXAS POULTRY FESTIVAL PAGEANT

QUEEN’S COURT WELCOME PARTY

 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce held a Welcome Party to introduce and welcome the 2015 East Texas Poultry Festival Queen’s Court. Reigning Queen, Zoey Stuever, spoke to the young ladies summarizing her experience of 2014 and gave them some insight as to what to expect.  Each candidate introduced themselves, their Escort and their parent prior to enjoying dinner together catered by Sombreros Mexican Grill.

 

The upcoming schedule and pageant rules and guidelines were reviewed. The Queen’s Court program has a month long schedule of events including a Luau and a Social as part of the enrichment program for the candidates and their escorts prior to the scholarship pageant.  There are representatives from, Shelbyville High School, Center Christian Academy and Center High School in the 2015 Court.

 

 

The Coronation, presented by Shelby Saving Bank, will be held Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Center High School Cafetorium when the Queen candidates will be presented to Shelby County.  Reserved tickets must be purchased in advance by contacting the Chamber at info@shelbycountychamber.com or calling 936.598.3682.  General admission tickets may be purchased at the door.

 

The Queen’s Court committee led by Chairman Caroline Hutchins, includes, Heather Moody, Shanell Ruiz, Kay Fairchild and Jesse Wiggins.

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Cutline for Poultry Festival Pageant Photo:

2015 Queen’s Court:

 

Bottom row (l to r): Kennedy Parker, Alexis Barlow, Hannah Hall, Bailey Snell, Brynna Birdwell, Kimberly Rodriguez Standing (l to r): Kamaryn Smith, Kaci Griffin, 2014 East Texas Poultry Festival Queen Zoey Stuever, Madison Agnew, Konner Windham 

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City of Tenaha CALLED Council Meeting Agenda 9-14-2015


 

 

CITY OF TENAHA CALLED COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

September 14, 2015

 

 

The City Council of Tenaha will meet in a CALLED session on Monday, September 14, 2015, starting at 5:15 p.m. in the Tenaha Municipal Building located at 238 N. George Bowers Drive, Tenaha, Texas.

 

If during the course of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda that 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, Government Code Section 551.101 and Texas Revised Civil Statues.

 

 

Order of Business:

 

1.      Call to Order

2.      Roll Call

3.      Pledge & Prayer

4.      Welcome Guests

5.      Discuss Easement Right-Of-Way on the Moore Property - ACTION

6.      Adjourn

 

 

This notice was posted at 10:00 a.m.  Wednesday, September 09, 2015 and sent to Our Town Times, Inc., Light & Champion, Shelby County Today, and KDET.

 

Sheryl R. Clark

City Secretary

City of Tenaha

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Shelby County Beekeepers Club to Host Extension Specialist Speaker


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Jheri-Lynn McSwain, M.Ed., M.S.

County Extension Agent – Family and Consumer Sciences

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

936-598-7744

jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu

 

August 18, 2015

Shelby County Beekeepers Club to Host

Extension Specialist Speaker

 

http://beekeepernews.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/img_3223.jpgThe Shelby County Beekeepers Club is hosting a program on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the active Shelby County Courthouse, 2nd floor meeting room featuring Mary Reed, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Apiary Inspector.  Ms. Reed will be presenting “Honey Bees, Agriculture, and the Law:  The Role Texas Apiary Inspection Service Plays in Safeguarding the Apiary Industry” and answering questions regarding beekeeping in Texas.

Ms. Reed is the newest Apiary Inspector for the state of Texas.  Before coming to Texas, she received a B.S. in Entomology from the University of Florida and has spent 5 years researching plant diseases that impact the agricultural industry.  She is excited to be here working with beekeepers of all levels and looks forward to hearing about Shelby County beekeeping.  The public is invited to attend this informative program, and there is no fee to participate.

 

 

 

For more information on Shelby County Beekeepers Club contact Mike Bordelon 936-332-4457 or cmb1@eastex.net regarding club information or Lane Dunn, CEA-Ag/NR jldunn@ag.tamu.edu and Jheri-Lynn McSwain, CEA-FCS at 936-598-7744 or jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu regarding Extension resources/information on beekeeping.

 

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Polk Co. Stolen Vehicle Arrest 9/4/15


On 9/4/15 at about 2:45 PM, a Livingston DPS Trooper was entering the
Livingston DPS Office parking lot when a 2004 Sterling fertilizer truck entered the
same parking lot, spoke with the Trooper and informed him that he had stolen the
vehicle he was driving around midnight on the same date from within the City of
Lufkin. The driver was identified as Thaddeus Woods (37) from Lufkin, TX.
Woods informed the Trooper that he was intoxicated at the time he stole the
vehicle and wanted to return it. Woods was taken into custody for Unauthorized
Use of a Motor Vehicle (SJF) and booked into the Polk County Jail. The Trooper
notified the Lufkin Police Department and informed them that the vehicle that had
previously been reported as stolen had been recovered. The fertilizer truck was
picked up by the owner at approximately 5 o’clock the same day at the DPS Office
in Livingston.
 

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Timpson Bear Update 9/9/15


Weekly Calendar of Events –
 
Tues. Sept. 8 – Volleyball vs. Elysian Fields  - There @ 4:30 p.m.
--------------------- School Board Meeting in Administration Building @ 6:30 p.m.
 
Wed. Sept. 9 – District 22-AA UIL Meeting at Steaks’n More in Center @ 10:00 a.m.
 
Thurs. Sept. 10 – JV/Middle School Football vs. Beckville – Here @ 5:30 p.m.
------------------------ FFA Four States Fair Texarkana, Tx.
 
Fri.  Sept. 11 – Volleyball vs. Carlisle – There @ 4:30 p.m. – First District Game
-------------------- Varsity Football vs. Beckville – There @ 7:30 p.m.
-------------------- End of First Three Week Period
 
Rural Youth Loan - On September 17th from 5:30p.m. to 6p.m. at the Timpson High School agriculture building, a representative from USAS will be here to talk to parents and students about students’ ability to start a Rural Youth Loan. It is a great way for a high school student to get some livestock to get started on a great farm. Cattle prices have been great the past several years and this is another method of students having the money to go to college by raising livestock.

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Obit for Kerry Whiteside


Kerry Whiteside,52, of Gary, Texas passed away on September 6,2015 in Gary, Texas.  Born September 6, 1963.  Visitation will be held WednesdaySeptember, 9, 2015 from 5-7 PM at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel in Timpson, Texas.  Services will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2015, 2 PM, at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas.  
Services under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.

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Arrest Report 9-8-15


Cody Scott Lindsey- 20- Center- Order of Confinement- OC: Agg. Sexual Assault of a child

 

Larry Wayne Cartwright- 48- Shelbyville- Violation of Probation, OC: Assault F/V

 

Anna Castillo- 42- Center- Fraudulent use or possession of Identifying Information

 

Michael Edward Knippers- 58- Center- FTA- OC: Theft By Check

 

Kimberly Williams- 35- Center- Criminal Trespass

 

Mario Odom- 60- Shelbyville- Failure to stop and render aid, Failure to maintain financial responsibility, Failure to appear

 

No arrest in SA County

 

 

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

 

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Huxley Helping Hands


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Lufkin Crash on 103


On 9/7/15 at about 8:00 AM, a two vehicle crash occurred on SH 103 east,
 
approximately six miles East of Lufkin. The preliminary crash investigation 
 
indicates that a 2014 Mack truck tractor semi-trailer and a 2013 Chevrolet pickup 
 
were both traveling eastbound on SH 103. The Mack truck was reportedly making 
 
a right turn onto Tom Holland Road when the Chevrolet truck took evasive action 
 
to the right to avoid striking the vehicle from behind and subsequently struck the 
 
truck and then struck a utility pole and a fence. The driver of the Mack truck was 
 
identified as Jose Gustavo Castillo (32), from Nacogdoches, TX. Castillo was not 
 
injured as a result of the crash. The driver of the Chevrolet pickup was identified as 
 
Shawn Michael Favor (20), from Hemphill, TX. Faver was traveling with three 
 
passengers, two of which were transported to Woodland Heights Hospital with 
 
non-life threatening injuries. Faver reportedly had been drinking and pending the 
 
outcome of the investigation could face criminal charges. This crash remains under 
 
investigation and no additional information is available at this time.

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Obit for Elaine Bailey


Elaine Bailey, 78, of Huxley, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015 at her residence.
 
Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at Wimberly Cemetery in 
 
Huxley with Bro. Wes Hall and Bro. Luke Garrett officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday evening 
 
from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.
 
She was born September 2, 1937 in Shelby County to Robert Elvin and Nancy Bular (Holt) 
 
Wheeler. She worked as a secretary for the ASCS office in Center for many years. She was a 
 
member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.
 
She is preceded in death by her Parents, Elvin and Bular Wheeler, husband, Henry Bailey, 
 
Brother, Cecil Wheeler, Sister, Imo Jean Jackson, Nephews Joe Jackson and Craig Wood.
 
She is survived by:
 
Sister:
 
Eva Jean Byars of Nacogdoches
 
Sisters-in-law:
 
Billie Wheeler of Center
 
Christine Wood of Balch Springs
 
Nieces:
 
Debbie Bell & husband, Bubba of Center
 
Deidra Cockrell & husband, Bryan of Center
 
Tina Clifton & husband, Terry of Nacogdoches
 
Lesha Byars of Nacogdoches 
 
Carolyn Sipes & husband, Danny of Kaufman
 
Nephews:
 
David Wheeler of Center
 
Scott Byars of Garland
 
Bobby Byars of Austin
 
Pallbearers:
 
David Wheeler, James “Bubba” Bell, Bryan Cockrell,
 
Terry Clifton, Danny Sipes and Scott Byars
 
In lieu of flowers, family request donations can be made to Wimberly Cemetery or the charity 
 
of your choice.

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Obit for Walter John Walla


Walter John Walla, 77, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015, in Tyler.
 
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in 
 
Center with Bro. David Long and Bro. Luke Garrett officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in 
 
Joaquin.
 
Mr. Walla was born January 24, 1938, in Staten Island, New York, to Walter John Walla, Sr. and Martha Ruzycka 
 
Walla.  In 1963, he graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He 
 
furthered his education at Texas A&M University, where he earned both a Master of Science degree on May 23, 
 
1970, and his Doctor of Philosophy on December 11, 1971.  Mr. Walla served as County Agent, Specialist, 
 
Assistant Director and Deputy Chancellor for Agriculture at the Texas Agricultural Extension Services of the Texas 
 
A&M University System until August 12, 1989, after twenty-eight years of service.  He later served as Associate 
 
Dean and Director of the Kentucky Agriculture Extension Service of the University of Kentucky System until June 
 
30, 2001.  Mr. Walla was the winner of National Distinguished Service Ruby Award in Agriculture Leadership. He 
 
was a member of Epsilon Sigma Phi, National Honorary Extension Fraternity and a member of Gamma Sigma 
 
Delta, Honorary Society of Agriculture.  Mr. Walla was instrumental in authoring the Agricultural Research 
 
Extension Education Reform Act (better known as the Farm Bill) which was passed by the U.S. House and Senate.  
 
He was invited to and was present at the signing of the Farm Bill by President Bill Clinton in the White House 
 
Rose Garden.  Mr. Walla was a former Chairman of Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) and 
 
Editor of the ECOP Initiative.  He received the Texas Agriculture Service Award and Soybean Disease Worker’s 
 
Leadership Award. Mr. Walla was a member of Texas A&M University 12th Man Foundation, Century Club and 
 
Association of Former Students.  He was a loyal Aggie, with season football tickets for forty-four years. Mr. Walla 
 
was also a member of Jackson Baptist Church in Joaquin.
 
He is survived by
 
Wife: Jo Ann Lewis Walla of Joaquin, Texas
 
Daughter: Jamie Richardson and husband, Mark, of Amarillo, Texas
 
Grandchildren:
 
Ryan Mark Richardson and wife, Katarina Richardson, of Charlotte, North Carolina
 
Robert Michael Richardson of Kingsville, Texas
 
Jennifer Richardson and husband, Jonathan Brown, of Sinton, Texas
 
Mother-in-law: Mary C. Lewis of Joaquin, Texas
 
Sisters-in-law: 
 
Mary Koonce and husband, Bruce, of Center, Texas
 
Joyce Richards of Friendswood, Texas
 
Numerous nieces and nephews, whom he also dearly loved
 
Preceded in death by
 
Son: Walter James Walla
 
Parents: Walter John Walla, Sr. and Martha Ruzycka Walla
 
Sister: Jean Frost
 
Father-in-law: James E. Lewis
 
Brother-in-law: Steve Richards
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jackson Baptist Church Building Fund or Jackson 
 
Cemetery Fund.

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Arrest Report 9-7-15


Moses Crawford- 36- M- Center- Possession of Marijuana, Tampering with Physical Evidence 

 

San Augustine 

 

Jose Javier- POCS, no DL, Poss of Drug Paraphernalia

 

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

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VFW Post 8904 to honor Patriot Day 9-11


Those whom we lost on September 11, 2001, will forever hold a cherished place in our hearts and in the history of our nation. By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001, (Public Law 107-89), Congress authorized the president to designate September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day" to perpetuate the memory of those who perished in the attack on America and to pursue peace and justice in the world and security at home.

Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary invite the citizens of Shelby County to join them at their annual Patriot Day Observance, Friday, September 11th, 2014 at the Veterans Memorial located on the grounds of the Historic Shelby County Courthouse.  The program will begin at 10:30 am and include a prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, remarks by Center Fire Chief Keith Byndom, Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell, Center Chief of Police Jim Albers and Jessie Griffith of ACE EMS, and memorial wreath laying.  The program will be closed with the playing of Taps.

If you cannot join us we urge all citizens to take a moment to remember the over 3000 innocent people who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Sacrifice is meaningless without remembrance.  America’s collective consciousness demands that all citizens recall and be aware of the deaths of their fellow countrymen. Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset.  More information contact Post Quartermaster Larry Hume, at 598-2976.

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Arrest Report for 9/4-9/6


Arrest Report for 9/4-9/6

 

Jeffrey Aswell-36-Center- Criminal Mischief, Violation of Parole

 

Travis Patton Jr.- 24- Center- Theft of Firearm, Burglary of Vehicle

 

Vanessa Hardaway-23-Center- Theft

 

Charnita Garrett-32- Center- Failure to Identify

 

Alberto Lopez- 25-Center-DWI

 

Jeffery Burris- 50- Carthage- DWLI

 

Anselmo Gomez- 21- Center- Public Intoxication

 

Alan Sandobal- 19- Tenaha- Public Intoxication

 

Scotty Pate- 23-Joaquin- Possession of Marijuana

 

Paul Nicholas- 44- Timpson- DWI 3rd or More

 

Robyn Whitton-27-Bronson-Theft < 500

 

Victoria Logan- 28- Bronson- Theft < 500

 

David Weaver- 35- Center- Possession of Marijuana  

 

Lisa Kettler- 48- Center- Theft

 

NO arrest in SA

 

All Subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

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San Augustine 9-11 Program


There will be a program held with music by Charles Delaney on Friday September 11th from 5:00pm-8:30pm in San Augustine on the square. They will have art work, food, and its free to get in! This event is in dedication to all Patriots meaning all First responders and police officers and citizens who paid the ultimate sacrifice on 9-11. 

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Obit for Kim Danette Ballenger


Kim Danette Ballenger

October 24, 1959-September 4, 2015

 

Kim Danette Ballenger, age 55, went to be with the Lord on September 4, 2015 at 2:30P.M. after a short illness.

 

Kim was born to Peggy and Darrell Ballenger Sr.. Her dad passed on 12-7-2001. Kim is survived by her mother Peggy Willoughby Ballenger, brothers Darrell Ballenger Jr. of College Station, TX and Danny Porter of Keller, TX, Nieces Lauren and Madison Ballenger of College Station, TX, aunt Patsy Williams of Millican, TX, aunt Shirley Willoughby of Center, TX, and many cousins and friends, along with soul-mate Lawrence Briones and her beloved dogs Roscoe, Taco, and Remmy.

 

Kim had just received her Masters degree in Nursing Education in May 2015, and was a oncology/neurology RN at Brackenridge Trauma Hospital since 2008 where she received two Daisy Awards from her patients for outstanding service.

 

A memorial service will be held at Callaway Jones funeral home in Bryan, TX. 

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Obit for Steve Adams


Steve Adams, 58, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, September 4, 2015, in Center. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, September 5, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 6, 2015, at Smith Cemetery in Joaquin with Bro. John Whitworth officiating. Steve was born May 15, 1957, in Liberty, to Travis Lonnie Adams and Peggy Joyce Hicks Adams. He was an avid outdoorsman, especially enjoying hunting, fishing, camping and woodworking. Steve was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by Wife: Florance Adams of Tenaha Children: Amanda Caldwell and husband, Jerry, of Gary Whitney Minix and husband, Zach, of Tenaha Michael Adams of Tenaha Grandchildren: Avery Caldwell of Gary Alayna Caldwell of Gary Brother: Paul Adams and wife, Maria, of Deer Park Sister: Susan Love and husband, Stephen “Skeeter”, of Houston Numerous other family and friends Preceded in death by Parents: Travis Lonnie Adams and Peggy Joyce Hicks Adams Grandparents: Fannie and Roy Stewart

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Tiger Daily 9/4/15


Tigers vs Brookhill

 

 

7:30 pm in the Pit! Go Tigers!!!

 

Monday, September 7, 2015- Labor Day Holiday

 

 

September 10, 2015-Jr. Ring Day; Sr Cap & Gown; JH/JV vs Joaquin in Joaquin

5:00 pm

 

September 11, 2015-Grandparent Day in Elementary Computer Room 7:15-7:45 am

(Grades K-3); Texas 1st Responder's Day

 

September 16, 2015-Dr. Hector P. Garcia Day

 

September 17, 201-JH/JV vs White Oak in White Oak 5:00 pm; Constitution Day

 

September 18, 2015-Tigers vs White Oak (Hall of Honor) 7:30 pm

 

September 19, 2015-Cross Country

 

September 23, 2015-Cross Country

 

September 24, 2015-JH/JV vs Alto Home 5:00 pm

 

September 25, 2015-Tigers vs Alto There 7:30 pm

 

October 1-Hydrocephalus Awareness Month

 

October 2, 2015-Tigers vs Santo in Corsicana 7:30 pm

 

October 6, 2015-Ag Awareness Day at the State Fair of Texas

 

 

 

 

 

Reminder: Please turn in enrollment packets. 9/11/2015 is the deadline.

Students who have not turned packets in will be withdrawn from school.

 

 

 

FFA

 

 

 

October 6, 2015 is Ag Awareness Day at the State Fair of Texas. The Tenaha

FFA is requesting donations of canned goods for the North Texas Food Bank to

be taken to the fair. Any donations for this worthy cause is appreciated.

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Special Meeting Sept 8, 2015 Timpson City Council


 

Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the City Council will be held on September 8, 2015 at 5:30 pm at the City Hall, 456 Jacob Street, Timpson, Texas, at which time the following subjects will be considered, to-wit:

 

 

1.    CALL TO ORDER:

 

2.    DISCUSS AND TAKE ACTION:  Accept the resignation of Thomas Jernigan.  Thomas

       has submitted  his letter of resignation to Chief Graham and his last day to work will be

       Monday, Sept 7th.   His last pay check will be processed on Sept 11th, and the council will

       decide whether to approve paying him for any unused vacation hours that he has accrued 

       thru Sept 11th.

 

3.    DISCUSS AND TAKE ACTION:  Set “Call  Out” Pay for the Police Department

       Effective  Sept 15, 2015.  The first call out will be Saturday, Sept 19th (12 hrs) and Sunday,

       Sept 20th (12 hrs).  The 2015-2016 proposed rate in the budget is $100 per weekend for

       the person who is on call, that is a rate of $4.16 per hour for that officer.  There is no

       additional pay for being called out while on call.  The Council will decide whether to

       increase pay by $25.00 for each, Easter Sunday, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

 

4.    DISCUSS AND TAKE ACTION:  Amending the handbook in order that the “On Call”

       officer be allowed to take the patrol car to his home at the end of his shift, immediately

       preceeding his on call shift.  The current schedule will require the officer to take the car

       home on Saturday morning at the end of the 12 hr Friday PM shift.  The car will remain

       with the officer on call until he returns to duty for the Saturday PM shift.  When the officer

       gets off at 8am on Monday morning, the car will remain with the regular M-F patrol

       officers “in town” and not be taken home again until the weekend.  The City Attorney has

       stated that “response times” may be included in the handbook but should be reasonable and

       not set in miles but minutes.  The State Law provides that employees may have to be able to

       respond to Civil Emergencies within certain time frames.  Having reasonable response

       times for officers that are “on call” should be considered for everyone’s safety.

 

5.    DISCUSS AND TAKE ACTION:  Amend the handbook with regard to paying Police

       Officers, time and one half for time worked in excess of 84 hours in a 7 day period, there

       will be no more overtime pay.  The three officers will be paid on Friday every two weeks

       and Chief Graham will continue to be paid weekly 40 hrs.

 

6.    DISCUSS AND POSSIBLY TAKE ACTION:  Change Current Vacation Policy-all

       officers earn 120 hours of vacation annually.  They are currently required to take off 1/3 of

       those hours w/pay and are allowed to take the other 2/3 without taking the time off.

 

7.    DISCUSS AND POSSIBLY TAKE ACTION:  Allow the Citizens of Timpson to use the

       Plaza area on Thursday, September 24th at 7:15 am for a local “See You At The Station”

       Event.  This will be a public gathering to pray and show support for our law enforcement

       officers and other first responders.

 

8.    ADJOURN:

 

 

                    

The Council reserves the right to retire into executive session concerning any of the items listed on this agenda whenever it is considered necessary and is legally justified under the Open Meetings Act.

This facility is wheelchair accessible and wheelchair parking is available.  Requests for accommodations or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting.  Please contact the City Secretary at 254-2421 for further information or needed assistance.

 

This agenda is posted as required under Government Code Section 551.041.  For more information or for a copy of the open meetings act, please contact the Attorney General of Texas at 1-800-252-8011 or the City Secretary at 936-254-2421.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City of Timpson

 

 

__________________________________________

Debra Pate Smith, Mayor

 

 

 

Certification

 

I certify that the above notice of meeting was posted on the bulletin board in City Hall, 456 Jacob Street, Timpson, Texas and on the front door of the Timpson Police Department facing outside, on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm.

 

 

                                    _________________________________________

Leslie Leathers, City Secretary

 

 

I certify that the attached notice and agenda of items to be considered by the City Council was removed by me from the bulletin board in the City Hall and from the front door of the Timpson Police Department on the _______day of, _______________2015.

 

 

 

___________________________________________

Leslie Leathers, City Secretary

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Public Servants and Local Civilians gather on Center Square


Law Enforcement and First responders along with civilians of the community all gathered today at 11am on the Center Square to honor the fallen officers in Texas. They lined one side of the square with patrol cars and ambulances with red and blue lights on flashing. Everyone got together around the flag poles and had prayer and a moment of silence. Among participants were Sherriff Willis Blackwell and the Shelby County Sheriffs office, State Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety, Center Police Department, Timpson Police Department, Center Fire Department, ACE EMS, Constables, Probation Officers, and many civilians. 

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Center JV Vs. Buna JV Update


Center JV vs. Buna JV

9/3/2015

 

1st Qtr

Buna won toss and elected to receive the ball

Buna drives to CHS 10 yard line, CHS defense holds Buna and CHS offense takes over.

Raul Lara has a 35 yard punt for CHS.

 

2nd Qtr

Buna drives 50 yards in 7 plays to score, 2 pt attempt is no good

CHS pass intercepted at their own 20 yard line

Buna scores a few plays later, 2 pt attempt is good     6:49

Buna scores again with 10 seconds left in the half, 2 pt attempt no good

 

3rd Qtr

CHS receives the 2nd half kick-off and is forced to punt on their first possession, Lara has a 58 yard punt pinning Buna on their own 1 yard line.

 

4th Qtr

Buna scores on a 1 yard run at 9:15, 2 pt attempt no good

CHS scores at 7:01 on a 15 yard pass from Christian Lee to Caleb Parks, 2 pt attempt no good

CHS defense forces a Buna punt but is pinned inside their own 3 yard line

Buna safety

 

 

Final Score

Buna 28

Center 6

 

 

 

 

Center 9th and JV play at home next Thursday against Garrison

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Timpson Bear Update 9/4/2015


Timpson ISD Bear Update
9/4/2015

Timpson Breakfast/Lunch Program – Timpson ISD continues this year to offer free breakfast and lunches to all students under the Community Eligibility Program.  In addition to the free meals, students may purchase additional portions of the entrée, vegetable, fruits or snacks.  Prices for additional portions range from $2.00 for entrees’ to 50¢ for snacks.  Parents who wish may put money into their children’s meal account so that they may purchase additional servings.  Timpson ISD Director of Food Services Ginger Lee said that the cafeteria is dedicated to providing healthy, tasty meals that students will enjoy and will be healthy.  Parents are welcome to visit the cafeteria and eat with their children.  Adult meals are $3.50.  If you visit a campus to eat with your child, please check in with the building secretary before going to the cafeteria.  This helps ensure the safety of our students.

THS Pep Rally - Timpson High School will have a pep rally Friday September 4 at 2:30 p.m. outside in front of the high school.  The varsity Bears will play Harleton Friday evening at home @ 7:30 p.m.  Go Bears!!

TES Kindergarten To Lead Pledge At Poultry Festival - Timpson Elementary School's kindergarten class will lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the East Texas Poultry Festival opening ceremony. The opening ceremony will be in the big tent on the Center square Thursday Oct.4 at 10:00 a.m.

THS Teachers Present At State Conference - Timpson High School science teachers Cindy Sessions and Teresa Jourden have been invited to present at CAST a statewide conference for science teachers. Ms. Sessions and Mrs. Jourden will make their presentation twice during the conference because of the expected high attendance at their presentations. Their presentation is entitled Interactive Biology EOC Journals. Congratulations to these two outstanding Timpson teachers on the honor of being asked to present at such a well-respected conference.

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Diboll Crash Information 9-3-15


On 9/3/15 at about 1:48 AM, Angelina County DPS was notified of a two vehicle crash involving a Diboll Police Department vehicle and a truck tractor semi-trailer at the intersection of US 59 and FM 1818 in the City Limits of Diboll. The preliminary crash investigation indicates that a 1995 Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling westbound on FM 1818 and Failed to Yield Right of Way at a Stop Intersection and struck the Diboll Police Department vehicle that was traveling northbound on US 59 in the inside lane. The driver of the truck tractor was identified as Larry Eligah Menefee (60), from Lufkin, TX. The Diboll Police Officer was identified as Jacob Ryan Bailey (29), from Broaddus, TX. Menefee was cited for Fail to Yield Right of Way at a Stop Intersection. No injuries were reported as a result of this crash. No additional information is available at this time. 

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Arrest Report 9-2-15


Arrest Report 9-2-15

 

Kathryn Shofner- 37-Center- Bond Surrender- DWI 3rd or more

Cassie Gilman-32-Joaquin- Capias pro-fine

Jameshka Amburn- 34- San Augustine- Criminal Mischief, POCS

Devante Gray- 23- Center-Theft of Firearm, Burglary of Vehicle

Larry Hendricks- 51- Timpson-Bond Surrender- OC:Theft

 

No arrest in SA

 

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

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Pending Funeral Services: Marilyn Elizabeth Maynard


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Timpson ISD Cross Country Schedule


Timpson ISD Cross Country – The Timpson Lady Bears will compete in the SFASU Lumberjack Invitational meet September 5.  Lady Bears need to be at the gym the morning of September 5 by 6:30 a.m.  Athletes must be dressed and ready to leave by 6:45 a.m.  The following is a tentative schedule:


Tentative Schedule

8:00am Varsity Girls 5,000 meters

8:35am Varsity Boys 5,000 meters

9:05am Varsity Girls 3,200 meters

9:30am JV Boys 5,000 meters

10:00am JV Girls 3,200 meters

10:25am MS Girls 3,200 meters

11:00am MS Boys 3,200 meters

*Meet Time Schedule Subject to Change

Location: Pecan Acres City Park on Starr Avenue across from the SFA Intramural Fields
The Lady Bears will be competing in the Varsity Girls 3,200, JV Girls 3,200, and the Middle School 3,200. The approximate race times are posted above and the races we will be competing in are in bold.  Athletes may leave with parents following the completion of the race, as long as a note is given to Coach Jerrod Campbell by the parents.

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Center PD: Human Remains Found


 On September 2, 2015 Center Police responded to a residence on Tenaha St. in reference to possible human remains found at the location. Center Police Department responded to the location and secured the area. Center Police requested the assistance of Texas Rangers and Texas Department of Public Safety.  Agencies are in the process of recovering and handling the crime scene at this time. The victims identification is unknown and more information will be released at a later time.

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Logging Accident in Pelican


Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle regrets to inform the public of a serious logging
accident that injured a Saline, LA man today.  DeSoto Parish Sheriff's
Office received a call from a subject who informed us that a male subject,
identified as Dennis Croom, age: 58, was injured on a logging job in the
area of All Saints Road in Pelican, LA at about 10:15 a.m.  Mr. Croom
suffered major head trauma following being hit by a piece of logging
equipment.  Deputies responded to the location and Mr. Croom was transported
to DeSoto Regional Medical Center by EMS.  Investigators were dispatched to
the scene to interview witnesses and inquire about the accident.  The DeSoto
Parish Sheriff's Office was later notified that Mr. Croom passed away from
the injuries he sustained during the accident.  Investigators believe this
was a tragic accident but the investigation is ongoing.

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Panola College Held Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


Panola College held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the new
Health and Natural Sciences building on August 31, 2015. Panola County
Chamber of Commerce, Panola College Board of Trustees and community members
gathered to enjoy refreshments and tour the new state-of-the-art
facilities. Among the community members gathered to celebrate Panola
College’s newest facility was Max LeCompte, Executive Director of the
Coordinating and Development Corporation, Lynn Vincent, Mayor of Carthage,
and Bill O’Neal, Texas State Historian.



The College’s enrollment has almost doubled in the last 15 years to over
2,700 students. The added space and technology brought by the 64,000 square
feet Health and Natural Sciences building will be a valuable resource to
Panola College. The new building includes a tiered lecture hall,
classrooms, science laboratories, computer labs, research rooms, study
rooms, and offices. Laboratories include space for Occupational Therapy
Assistant (OTA), Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Vocational Nursing (LVN),
and Emergency Medical Technician, Medical Assistant, Medical Lab, and
Health Information Technology. There are also several simulation labs that
include an ambulance, hospital rooms, and are equipped with
state-of-the-art mannequins that can be programmed to give birth, have a
heart attack, or any numerous other medical situations.  Students will also
have access to a conference room, reception area, vending machines, and
restrooms on both floors.



“This project came from a strategic planning meeting from the Board of
Trustees, who saw fit to call a bond election that was held in May of 2013.
Eighty-four percent of those who voted approved the $35 million dollar
bond. We have several projects through the bond and this is the largest
one,” said Dr. Greg Powell, Panola College President. “We are grateful to
the voters and taxpayers of Panola County. This would not have been
possible without their 35 million dollar investment in Panola College.”





*Photos attached*

*Powell –Powell thanks the voters and taxpayers of Panola County for their
continued support of Panola College. *



*Ribbon Cutting - Panola College Board of Trustees perform the ribbon
cutting to officially open the Health and Natural Sciences building.*

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Arrest Report 9-1-15


Arrest Report 9-1-15

Luis Rosas Sanchez- 50- Center- Assault Causing Bodily Injury/Family Violence

 

Raul Ortega- 42- Center-  Public Intoxication

 

April Michelle Bridges- 33- Tenaha- Theft By Check

 

Cidnee Williams- 23- Center- Theft

 

Cassie Gilman- 32- Joaquin- Criminal Trespass

 

San Augustine County

 

Lyndall Johnson- Online Solicitation of a Minor

 

Wesley Tudor- Time Service

 

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

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Timpson ISD Bear UPDATE 9-1-15


Timpson ISD Bear Update Addition      

9/1/2015

 

 

THS Junior Varsity Game According to Timpson Athletic Director the junior varsity game against Harleton Thursday Sept. 3 will be played in Harleton at 5:30 p.m. (previously 6:00 on update)

 

TES Grandparents Week – The Timpson Elementary School Grandparent week has been changed to the week of September 14-18.  Grandparents are invited to join grandchildren for lunch.  The cost for a meal is $3.50 per person.  The schedule for Grandparent Week is as follows:

Mon. Sept. 14 – 4th Grade 11:20 a.m. ; 5th grade 11:08 a.m.

Tues. Sept. 15 – 3rd grade 11:00 a.m.

Wed. Sept. 16 – 2nd grade 11:30 a.m.

Thurs. Sept. 17 – 1st grade 11:40 a.m.

Fri. Sept. 18 – Pre-K 12:00 p.m.; Kindergarten 12:10 p.m.

The TES invites all grandparents to join their grandchildren for lunch.  The staff values the positive impact grandparents have on our students and look forward to seeing you next week.

 

TISD School Meals – Timpson ISD serves free breakfast and lunch to all student through the Community Eligibility Program.  In order to continue offering free meals to all students, the district must continue to determine that it meets eligibility requirements.  This is determined by information parents fill in on a form entitled ”Income Survey for E-Rate 2015”.  This form was sent home to all students.  It is very important that parents fill this form out and send it back to the school district.  If you need another form, please contact your child’s building secretary and one will be sent to you.  Even if your child does not eat the school breakfast and lunch, we still need you to fill out this form.  In addition to free meals, information from this form also determines how much money the district receives from the government through various grants and rebates.  All information from the income survey is kept confidential.  Thank you for your help in filling out this survey.  It helps the school district fund many of its instructional programs and services, and meal programs. If you need assistance filling out the income survey please contact your children’s building secretary or principal.

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Panola College Ribbon Cutting


Panola College held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the new Health and Natural Sciences building on August 31, 2015. Panola County Chamber of Commerce, Panola College Board of Trustees and community members gathered to enjoy refreshments and tour the new state-of-the-art facilities. Among the community members gathered to celebrate Panola College’s newest facility was Max LeCompte, Executive Director of the Coordinating and Development Corporation, Lynn Vincent, Mayor of Carthage, and Bill O’Neal, Texas State Historian.

 

The College’s enrollment has almost doubled in the last 15 years to over 2,700 students. The added space and technology brought by the 64,000 square feet Health and Natural Sciences building will be a valuable resource to Panola College. The new building includes a tiered lecture hall, classrooms, science laboratories, computer labs, research rooms, study rooms, and offices. Laboratories include space for Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Vocational Nursing (LVN), and Emergency Medical Technician, Medical Assistant, Medical Lab, and Health Information Technology. There are also several simulation labs that include an ambulance, hospital rooms, and are equipped with state-of-the-art mannequins that can be programmed to give birth, have a heart attack, or any numerous other medical situations.  Students will also have access to a conference room, reception area, vending machines, and restrooms on both floors.

 

“This project came from a strategic planning meeting from the Board of Trustees, who saw fit to call a bond election that was held in May of 2013. Eighty-four percent of those who voted approved the $35 million dollar bond. We have several projects through the bond and this is the largest one,” said Dr. Greg Powell, Panola College President. “We are grateful to the voters and taxpayers of Panola County. This would not have been possible without their 35 million dollar investment in Panola College.”

 

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Center ISD Unoffical Minutes


A special meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center Independent School District (CISD) was held on
 
Monday, August 31, 2015 beginning at 12:00 p. m. at Center ISD Administration Board Room located
 
at 107 Private Road 605 Center, Texas 75935.
 
1. Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum
 
James Greer called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m. and declared a quorum.
 
Present: James Greer; John Henry Holloway; Daphne LaRock; Sharon Nelson;
 
Director of Finance and James Hockenberry, Superintendent
 
Absent: None
 
Visitors: Mike Brister
 
2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
 
Mike Brister gave the invocation and Joyce Permenter led the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
3. Consider Approval of Amendments to the 2014­2015 Budget
 
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Daphne LaRock to amend the 2014­
 
2015 budgets. The amendments were TRS on behalf of, August accruals, operating budget
 
transfers, construction, cafeteria and student activity.
 
The motion carried 7­-0.
 
4. Public Hearing on the Adoption of the 2015­2016 Proposed Budget and Proposed
 
Tax Rate
 
A public hearing was held on the adoption of the 2015­2016 proposed budget and proposed
 
tax rate.
 
Stephen Shires (arrived at 12:04 p.m.); Traci Willoughby; Dan Wilkins; Betty McDaniel,
 
5. Consider Adoption of the 2015­2016 Tax Rate
 
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Dan Wilkins to adopt the 2015­2016 tax
 
rate. The motion read as follows:
 
“I move that the Board adopt for the 2015­2016 school year the following tax rates:
 
The Maintenance and Operation (M&O) tax rate of $1.17 and the Interest and Sinking (I&S)
 
tax rate of $0.1638 for a total tax rate of $1.3338.
 
This tax rate will generate .07% less taxes for Maintenance and Operations than last year’s
 
tax rate.
 
The motion carried 7-­0.
 
6. Consider Adoption of the 2015­2016 Budget
 
A motion was made by John Henry Holloway, seconded by Stephen Shires to adopt the
 
2015­2016 budget. The motion read as follows:
 
“I move that the Board adopt for the 2015­2016 school year the following budgets:
 
The Maintenance and Operation (M&O) budget of $22,117,132, the National School Lunch
 
and Breakfast Program budget of $1,713,720, the Interest and Sinking (I&S) budget of
 
$1,293,713, the QSCN budget $467,000 and the Construction Fund budget of $2,500,000.
 
The motion carried 7-0.
 
7. Adjournment
 
A motion was made by Dan Wilkins, seconded by Traci Willoughby to adjourn the meeting at
 
12:19 p.m.
 
The motion carried 7-­0.

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Desoto Parish Arrest


Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle would like to announce the arrest of a suspect following numerous complaints of trespassing and loitering in the southern end of DeSoto Parish.  Over the course of about 2 weeks, DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office received multiple phone complaints in reference to a white male subject trespassing and loitering on property.  This subject identified himself as Matt but used different last names during his encounters with the public.  Deputies attempted to locate him but were unable to.  We were able to positively identify him based off information received from the public.  On August 28, 2015, we released a request for assistance in locating the subject from the public on our Facebook page.  Thanks to this release, and the attentive public, we were able to locate the subject operating his vehicle on US Highway 84 near Logansport, LA on August 29, 2015 at about 10:02 a.m.  Deputies observed the driver of the vehicle fail to keep his lane of travel and the vehicle had no license plate.  A traffic stop was initiated for these reasons, as well as to inquire about the previous complaints.  The driver, identified as Matthew Kelly Cawthon (W/M – DOB: 11/12/1966) of Shreveport, LA, was found to be driving without a driver’s license on his person and in possession of an open alcoholic container.  He was placed under arrest for the traffic offenses.  Deputies also spoke with him about trespassing on and loitering around other people’s property.  Mr. Cawthon was booked on the above charges.  He later posted a cash bond and was released pending court.

 

Sheriff Arbuckle would like to remind the public that anytime you see anything out of place for your area to please contact our office at 318-872-3956.  Suspicious vehicles and persons can lead to breaks in major cases and have solved or prevented many crimes, like burglary, home invasion, and theft.

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Nacogdoches County: Shelley's Bakery Cafe named Small Business of the Year


Shelley Brophy identifies her restaurant as an "independent alternative"
for residents and tourists. It is one of the parts of the Nacogdoches whole.

"Shelley's Bakery Cafe gives customers an enjoyable and casual dining
choice, improves the value of downtown and promotes all of the community,"
said Jessica Henderson, Chairman of the Chamber Board of Directors.
"Because of the contributions and positive impact the business makes, the
Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce board named Shelley's Bakery Cafe as
Small Business of the Year."

Brophy said the success comes from testing and adapting along the way and
doing homework before the business opened in June 2006, with input from
community leaders, friends and family.

"Just look around," Brophy said, referencing the cafe's decor. "My mother
Peggy Fare has the artistic talents that created the charm of the
restaurant. It's gorgeous, it's timely and it's classic because of her.
Plus, she's a great taste tester."

The restaurant has always offered a versatile choice for a casual meal or a
special celebration. Maximizing the time the business is open and changing
the menu and services based on what customers want have been the key to
growth. Brophy said at the beginning, the bakery included fresh-baked bread
ready for pick up. "It didn't sell well and produced waste, so I stopped
that," she said. "But I found that customers needed catering services,
which grew more than I expected."

Another successful side of her cafe developed after her restaurant
Farechild's on North St. closed. Brophy noticed a number of her cafe diners
requested Farechild's menu items. Those special requests led to the monthly
themed dinners. The dinners have been going strong for about five years and
are popular for attendees and fun for her and her staff.

Striking a deal for the downtown location with property owner Diana Walker
was important to Brophy, because she understood from her past experience in
food service that "the amount of  money it takes to outfit a restaurant is
different than setting up other ventures. I wanted my business on North
Church St., and Diana agreed to sell the building only if I opened a
restaurant."

Brophy implemented her plans using the advice she had gathered from many in
town including representatives at the Chamber of Commerce, the City and
Nacogdoches Economic Development.

"Shelley first came to me at Nacogdoches E.D.C. asking about where she
might turn to start her own business," said Judy McDonald, who served as
president/CEO. "She and Bill were special people to Archie and me, and I
really wanted to be very careful with any advice that might get her into
trouble.

"I asked what her passion was, and she immediately said 'I love to cook,
make up new recipes and try new foods.' My advice was do what your heart
says to do."

McDonald then put Brophy in touch with Brian McClain at the Angelina Small
Business Development Center and "the rest is history," McDonald said. "But
it is the history she made that has influenced the growth of our downtown
and so our city. Her gift for food preparation is only a small part of the
contribution she makes to making our part of the world better."

Before there was the thought of opening Shelley's Bakery Cafe, Brophy
earned a masters degree and worked in the field of grief counseling that
included hospice and Alzheimer's patients and their families. Close friend
Nancy Speck Mangham also worked in the same area and became an encourager
for the new business. "Because I interrupted what I was doing and opened up
a restaurant, doesn't mean I stopped having the interest. It never went
away," Brophy said. " I am still involved in that area, and Nancy and I
share that, and she loves the restaurant."

Brophy recalled local bankers supporting the business opening in practical
and endearing ways.

While seeking the right financial partner, Brophy remembered a phone call
that brought what she needed to get the venture through the starting gate.

"I answered the phone and heard the voice, 'Shelley, this is Francis
Spruiell at Austin Bank. Girl, we need to talk. Tell me what your plans
are.' Francis wanted to work with me," Brophy said.

Banker Ron Collins played a big part in settling on a business name.

Two names were in mind, and Brophy conducted her own public survey to
settle the debate. When she asked Collins his opinion, he gave an answer
that was in favor of neither. "You can name it whatever you like," Collins
said. "I'm calling it 'Shelley's' and I'll be there."

Brophy acknowledged that for her, there is no separation between running
her business and serving the community - and when the city prospers, so
does her business.

She is currently serving a fourth term as City Council Member for the
Northeast Ward. Relationships have grown from holding the position as well
as a love for the service to the citizens. With a business that is open to
the public, customers who happen to be residents know that they might catch
her for quick discussions over lunch, while picking up pastries or just
popping in.

"It has been a wonderful avenue to work with others toward a common goal,
promoting and preserving our city, finding new ways to attract families,
businesses, new ways to take care of our citizens," Brophy said. "We have
updated parks and trails, good schools and a place with culture, because
our citizens voice what they want, and they're participatory in making
those wants a reality. Being part of that is a wonderful experience."

Brophy predicts that the recent growth of local healthcare services will be
good for business, and important in the livability of the city.

For tourists, Brophy and her staff take every opportunity to make their
visits to the restaurant and the town the best they can be by promoting the
unique sites and attractions.

McDonald said, "Her gift to us is her big smile, welcoming hugs, listening
ear and determination. Shelley is always thinking how she can help improve
the lives of our citizens. She is a great restaurateur, servant of our
people and dear friend."

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*The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce 94th Annual Meeting and
Membership Banquet* begins at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the SFA Grand
Ballroom. The 2015-2016 board of directors will be inducted and award
recipients will be recognized.



The 2015 Citizen of the Year and the Gary Justice Business Excellence Awards
recipients are:

  *Grace Handler*, Citizen of the Year -

*award sponsored by Tipton Ford, Inc. *

  *Shelley's Bakery Cafe*, Small Business of the Year - *award sponsored by
Heritage Land Bank*.

  *Mast Motorsports*, Medium Business of the Year *- award sponsored by
Regions Bank*.

  *Clear Springs Restaurant and Auntie Pasta's*, Large Business of the Year
-* award sponsored by R&K Distributors, Inc.*



Bronze sponsorships are available for $750 and include corporate
recognition and seating for eight or nine. Individual admission tickets are
available for $40. Contact the Chamber at 936-560-5533 for reservations.
Seating is limited, and the reservation deadline is Sept. 16.

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Funeral Annoucment: Ardis Jeff Mosby


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9-1-2015 weather view


Plenty of LOW and HIGH pressure systems across the US will create mixes of warmer and cooler air masses to give some opportunities for some widely scattered showers and T-storms even into East Texas over the next several days. Not a lot of rain associated with the forecast, but at least it is in the forecast.
The following is an update on the tropical weather:   
   - ATLANTIC....Coast of Africa: TS Fred will increase in strength to Hurricane level 1 in next 24 hours, but is already beginning its Northward bend into cooler waters and will not affect the US.
   - GULF...Invest 90(what is left of Hurricane Ericka) has very widely mixed directional forecasts from movement toward Florida's panhandle and North,,,, to LA coast entry to the West.  It is currently moving due West into warmer waters of the Gulf and bears watching closely to see if it strengthens. 
   - GULF...More bands of rain and T-storms moving from the Southern part of the Texas Coast toward the Houston area and could present opportunities for us for some rain if the intensity is sustained.
   - PACIFIC...Still very active. Hurricane Kilo will once again increase in strength and become a cat 4 hurricane and will become a Typhoon as it crosses the dateline.
   - PACIFIC...Hurricane Ignacio is a level 1 hurricane and is located just North of the Hawaiian Islands. It is turning North and will die off as it hits the cooler waters.
   - PACIFIC...Hurricane Jimena is also retaining it s cat 4 status, but is also showing signs of turning North in to cooler waters where it will fall to a Cat 1 in 48 hours or so.
   - PACIFIC..Tropical Depression 14E continues to make for the Baja and Mexican coast. If it holds together it could give some impetus to rain in Texas
 

The graphic below reflects the directional models made by weather agencies across the world.

Tom JohnsonKTXSANAU6

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Reward Offered for Information on Terry Baily Theft


Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports that unknown suspect(s) entered into a vehicle belonging to Mr. Terry Bailey at his residence. Suspect(s) stole several Apple iPhones and money.
 
Mr. Terry Bailey has offered a $10,000 dollar reward for the arrest and conviction of suspect(s) involved in this theft.
 
If anyone has any information regarding this case, please contact Shelby County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Investigator DJ Dickerson at (936) 572-1468.
 
DJ Dickerson, Sergeant Investigator
Criminal Investigation Division
Shelby County Sheriff's Department

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Arrest Report 8/31/15


Arrest Report 8/31/15

 

Angela Haessly-34-Joaquin-  Bail Jumping, FTA

 

Tommy Eaves- 55- Tenaha- FTA OC: Theft

 

Maegan Elizabeth Flowers-27-Lufkin- Violation of probation OC: Theft

 

Kelly Renee Frazier- 27- Center- Violation of Probation OC: POCS, Warrant in Rusk Co- POCS

 

San Augustine

No arrest

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

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Shelby County Chamber of Commerce


Shelby County Chamber of Commerce announces A Dinner and An Auction Event
 
with the Chicken Cooking Contest and Rooster Revel
 
Center, Texas –  The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce announces the collaboration of the Chicken Cooking 
 
Contest and the Rooster Revel with “A Dinner Auction” event beginning at 5:00 p.m. immediately following the 39th East 
 
Texas Poultry Festival Doo Dah parade on Super Wednesday, September 23, 2015 on the north side of the historic 
 
downtown Center square.  In the event of inclement weather, the event will move to the active Shelby County Courthouse 
 
community room.
 
The Chicken Cooking Contest is open for participation in three categories, Youth (ages 8 – 17), Adult (age 18 and above) 
 
and Professional.  Chicken Cooking Contest awards and trophies will be presented in each category with First Place 
 
$100, Second Place $50 and Third Place $25.  All cooking awards will be presented at the conclusion of the Rooster 
 
Revel Auction at 6:00 p.m. Event attendees can purchase Food Sampling tickets for $5.00 and ticket holders can vote in 
 
the People’s Choice Award and Best Dressed Table categories. 
 
To be eligible for the cooking contest, participants must submit their recipes to the Chamber office by the entry deadline 
 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 by email info@shelbycountychamber.com, postal mail or delivered to 100 Courthouse 
 
Square, A-101, Center, TX 75935. For complete entry details for the Chicken Cooking Contest, please contact the 
 
Chamber office at (936) 598-3682.
 
Festival Chairman Jim Sawyer stated the Rooster Revel live and silent auction will be happening simultaneously during 
 
the Chicken Cooking Contest.  The exclusive Rooster Revel 2015 metal art silhouette designs are created and hand 
 
painted by the Center High School Agribusiness and Marketing students led by teacher, Jessica Shadix  The limited 
 
edition artistic creations will be on display for public viewing at various business locations prior to the auction according to 
 
Rooster Revel Chairman, Andi Foster.  
 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and the 39th East Texas Poultry Festival Steering Committee extends a 
 
special note of appreciation and gratitude to the following event sponsors: Farmers State Bank, Festival Presenter; City of 
 
Center, Drewery Construction and Tyson Foods, Festival Sponsors; Tyson Foods, Platinum Sponsor and K&L 
 
Construction and Triple J Feed, both Gold Sponsors, Chicken Cooking Contest and Texas State Bank, Rooster Revel 
 
sponsor.
 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote and advance economic enrichment and development, 
 
tourism, and the social and civic interest of Shelby County and adjoining areas.  For additional information, please call 
 
936.598.3682, email info@shelbycountychamber.com or visit www.shelbycountychamber.com.

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The Texas Extension Education Association XYZ Homemakers Club of Shelby County will be hosting a garage sale


The Texas Extension Education Association XYZ Homemakers Club of Shelby County will be hosting a garage sale on September 4 & 5, 2015 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm at 4430 State HWY 7 E in Center.  5 miles from Center towards Logansport on the right hand side of the road.  This sale will help members fund their trip to the State conference in September.

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