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Interview with Mr. Jordan Wagstaff who is going to be on the Spartan Ultimate Challenge


 

 

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Sheriff Arbuckle Congratulates employees on their promotions


 

Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle would like to congratulate some employees on their
recent promotions.  Raymond Sharrow is being promoted to the rank of
Captain, Chato Atkins and Stephanie White are being promoted to the rank of
Lieutenant, and Blake Woodward is being promoted to Office Administrator.
These promotions go into effect July 1, 2016.
 
 
 
Pictured Left to Right: Capt. Raymond Sharrow, Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pictured Left to Right: Lt. Chato Atkins, Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle
 
 
 
 
 
Pictured Left to Right: Lt. Stephanie White, Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle
 
 
 
Pictured Left to Right: Blake Woodward, Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle
 
 
 

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Joaquin BETA Club talent group goes to New Orleans


 
 
Joaquin High School BETA Club recently competed in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The talent group placed in the top ten and will perform again in the
finals. Matt Silvey made the top 10 in the English competition and Tori
Baker made the top 10 in Creative Writing. Way to represent Joaquin ISD!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Independence Day Celebrations


 

Farmers State Bank Celebrates Independence Day
Farmers State Bank will be hosting their Annual Independence Day gathering from 
11 am to 1 pm on Friday, July 1, 2016 at their
Center Main Branch Location. Refreshments will be served.
Farmers State Bank, Center Main Branch is located at 115 Shelbyville Street on the
downtown Center square.
 
 
Tenaha Independence Day Celebration
Monday, July 4th
Tenaha will have an Independence Day celebration Monday, July 4 at  Tenaha's Tiger
Stadium. The event is sponsored by the American Legion  Post 520, Tenaha Businessmen's
Club and several businesses from Tenaha  and other areas of Shelby County.  The 
program is presented free of  charge. The gates will open at 7:00 p.m.  The Tipps
Trio will provide  the entertainment at 8:00 p.m. followed by a large fireworks 
display at  9:00 p.m.
The Tenaha Girls Basketball team will have the concession stand open  selling chopped
beef sandwiches, chips and drinks.  Lawn chair space is  available.
For more information, please contact Linda Perry, Secretary of the Businessmen's
 Club at 936-248-2681.

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RIBBON CUTTING PLANNED FOR CHICKEN EXPRESS


 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite the public to join them for a Ribbon Cutting as they welcome Chicken Express, with owners Steve and Selena Windham, at 323 Tenaha Street in Center. The ribbon cutting will be held Wednesday, July 13 at 10:00 a.m.  

Chicken Express has a selection of items on the menu from fish, chicken, chicken tenders and hot wings.  They have several sides including fried pickles, cheese sticks, corn nuggets and fried okra.  Their serving sizes range from single servings to family size orders and a catering service that can feed a small army.
 
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or info@shelbycountychamber.com.
 

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Interview with Mr. Jonathan Hennigan


 

 

 

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2016 National Watermelon Queen To Attend What-A-Melon Festival


 

 

 

Carla Lynn Penney, of Vienna, Georgia, was crowned the 2016 National Watermelon Queen during the annual National Watermelon convention in New Orleans, Louisiana in February. Carla will represent the National Watermelon Association at the 2016 Shelby County What-A-Melon Festival.  She will be attending all of the Saturday events, beginning with the What-A-Melon Crawl 5K!

 
Sponsored by
 
 
 
 
About The National Watermelon Association, Inc. 
NWA is voluntary, membership trade association dedicated to making a positive difference in the business and lives of its Watermelon family – those involved in the growing, grading, handling, transporting, distributing, and selling of watermelon. The National Association has members in over 30 states, Canada and Central America and is comprised of regional chapters in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois-Indiana, Maryland-Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and the Western United States.
 

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Ray Wilson will be at the Shelby County Courthouse on Thursday


 

I will be in Shelby County at the Courthouse on the 2nd floor on Thursday of this week from 1 to 3 p.m.  If you or anyone you know has need of any assistance with any state agencies please feel free to come by and speak to me at that time. You can also call at 903-935-1141 to set appt.  

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Jordan Wagstaff From Shelby County will compete on Spartan: The Ultimate Team Challenge!


 
Jordan Wagstaff will compete on Spartan: The Ultimate Team Challenge 

 

 

 

Mr. Jordan Wagstaff will compete on Spartan: The Ultimate Team Challenge on NBC channel 6. He will be on the green team. The show is similar to American Ninja Warrior which features a series of difficult obstacle courses. However this show will be based on team work and will require everyone on the 5 man team to work in unison. Teams consist of 2 men, 2 women and a team captain. The six episode series premieres 7/22 at 11pm EST. Tune in. Spartan Up!
 

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

 
From the producers of "American Ninja Warrior" comes "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" to NBC.
 
Inspired by Spartan Race - the creators of the world's most demanding obstacle course races - "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" raises the bar on team competitions. Groups of friends, families, co-workers and more must work together as they race across specially designed Spartan courses, engineered to test their determination, endurance and will. Teams of five compete on one the most demanding courses ever devised and have to push through the pain to win $250,000.
 
The hosts include former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones and former LA Galaxy star Kyle Martino. NBC news anchor MJ Acosta and TV host/ninja contestant Evan Dollard serve as course reporters.
 
In each episode of this seven-episode series, six teams of five compete in the world's most grueling mile-long obstacle course. Each team consists of two men, two women and a team captain. No team gets through the demanding obstacles or crosses the finish line without working together. From muddy crawls under barbed wire to rope-burning climbs, the competition culminates with one of the most arduous obstacles ever built: the dreaded slip wall. As teams progress in the competition and the obstacles get more punishing, teamwork is the only way to come out on top.   
 
"Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" is executive produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions' founders Arthur Smith and Kent Weed ("Hell's Kitchen," "Unsung," "Ellen's Design Challenge"), along with Anthony Storm.
 
Learn more about Spartan Race at:  http://www.spartan.com/

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Panola College Foundation Installs Floating Granite Fountain


 

 

 
 
With the construction of the new Health and Natural Sciences building at
Panola College, the Panola College Foundation believed it was important to
mark the memorable occasion. The Foundation decided to place a beautiful
floating granite fountain on the north side of the Health and Natural
Sciences building as a landmark for the College.
 
The floating granite fountain is a custom designed interactive sculpture
that consists of a 5,000 pound 48” granite ball supported by a thin film of
water. The granite sphere is engraved with the map of the world and
engineered to rotate on the approximate axis of the Earth. As an
interactive sculpture, spectators are able to accelerate or change the
course of the floating sphere, only to have it return to its natural
rotation when left alone.
 
The fountain is the beginning of a larger project, an Inspiration Garden,
which will run the length of the Health and Natural Sciences building. The
Inspiration Garden will offer a beautiful oasis for students to relax or
study and will incorporate learning opportunities for students enrolled in
health-related and science classes.
 
 

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Shelbyville High School Baseball All District


 

Shelbyville High School  Baseball All District
 
 
Ist Team - Tyler Trimble Pitcher
                  Kent Vaughn IF
                  Isaiah Stanberry OF
 
2nd Team - Wade Baty Pitcher
                    Ryan Bailey Pitcher
                    Christian Schilder IF
                     Aaron Gilchrist  OF
                    Cole Ferguson  Utility
 
Honorable Mention - Logan Jefferson
                                  Wyatt Ferrebee
                                  Daylon Dunn
                                  Kyle Tindol

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Rotary Event to Benefit Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library


 
 
June 28, 2016 - The Rotary Club of Center will be hosting it’s 5th annual What-A-Melon 5K and Fun Run, Saturday, July 9th beginning on the Center Square. Each year Rotary has chosen a local non-profit organization in which to donate a majority of the proceeds of this event. In years past, we have donated to wonderful organizations such as the Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center, Center Softball Association, Scouting, and Shelby County Outreach Ministries. This year Rotary is donating to the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library.
 
The Library provides many programs throughout the year such as adult and youth writing workshops, story-time for younger audiences, and their very successful summer reading program. The summer reading program engages younger youth with puppet wise and creature teacher and the tween readers with guest speakers and various interactive activities. The Library just recently hosted Colorpalooza, a coloring group which included the whole family.
 
Rotary encourages everyone to come out and participate in this fun family event. The Fun Run and 5K will be held at the Center Square. The fun run will begin at 7:00AM and the 5K at 7:30AM. Both events are for people of all ages. You can walk or run either event. Strollers are acceptable. T-shirts will be available for the first 125 participants.
 
 
If there are any questions or if you are an individual, organization or business interested in being a sponsor of this event, please contact Scott Stanfield at sstanfield@fsbctx.com or 598-3311.
 

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The Setup For Frontier Day's in Timpson Begins


 

Crews are currently in the process of seting up the rides for Frontier Day's in Timpson.

 

 

 

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Fire in Timpson


 

Leo Johnson's store L and J appliance caught fire on June 22 due most likely to an AC unit. After repairs are complete he will reopen. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Center Middle School Year Books


 

2016 yearbooks are in at Center Middle School.  If your student
purchased one. please drop by and pick up your book.  There are a few
extras if you want to buy one, the cost is only $30 for the 96 page
hardback book!  CMS office is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 until
5:30.

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Crash in Polk County


 

On June 25 at approximately 9 p.m., Polk County DPS troopers
responded to and investigated a three vehicle crash on FM 356, four miles north of
Onalaska. The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2005 Mitsubishi
Endeavor was traveling eastbound on FM 356 when the driver drove over the
center stripe and into the westbound lanes and struck two eastbound Harley
Davidson motorcycles. The driver of the Mitsubishi was identified as Melisa Ann
Miller, 50, from Onalaska, TX. Miller was transported to CHI St. Luke’s Hospital
in Livingston where she was treated and released. The motorcyclist that was struck
first was identified as Ronald Lee Creech, 54, from Huntsville, TX. Creech was
treated at the scene and released. The driver and passenger of the second
motorcycle were identified as James Thomas Bradberry, 38, from Montgomery,
TX and his passenger Melissa Bradberry, 37, also from Montgomery. Both were
transported to Conroe Regional Medical Center where James Bradberry
succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at approximately 11:30
p.m. Melissa Bradberry was later transported to a Houston hospital and listed in
critical condition. This crash remains under investigation. No additional
information is available at this time. 

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Car Show - Updated


 

Here is the list of the Shelby County Cruisers Car Show: 
 
1949& earlier cars: winner Bill & Donna Arnold, Runner-up -Clay Pinnick
 
1950-63 car- Winner -David Clark, Runner-up - Billy Neal
 
1964-74 cars- Winner - Jason Watlington, Runner-up -Billy Sandifer
 
1975 - up cars - Winner - Sean Permenter, Runner-up -Vicki Brittain
 
1972 &earlier truck - Winner - Carl Beall, Runner-up - Jack Canton
 
1972-up truck    Winner - Richard Kirkley, Runner-up - Jesse Basham
 
Sports Car Winner - Mike Harvey, Runner-up - Barry Ellison
 
Rat Rod & unfinished - Winner - John Stiles, Runner-up - Don Hobson
 
People's Choice - Steve WindhamKid's Choice - Lee WoodwardBest of Show - Carl Beall
 
It was a success with over 60 cars and trucks registered.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DETCOG elections


 

 
Center City Councilwoman Joyce Johnson was
sworn in Thursday as Board Secretary of the Deep East Texas Council of
Governments (DETCOG).  Her election was unanimous following the
recommendation of DETCOG’s Officer nominating committee. She starts her
2017-2018 term on July 1, 2016.
 
 
 
San Augustine County Judge Samye Johnson (left)
was sworn in Thursday as Third-Vice President of the Deep East Texas
Council of Governments (DETCOG).  Her election was unanimous following the
recommendation of DETCOG’s Officer nominating committee. She starts her
2017-2018 term on July 1, 2016.
 
Also sworn in as DETCOG Officers were Lufkin City Councilwoman
Lynn Torres as President; Houston County Attorney Daphne Session as First
Vice-President; Trinity River Authority Representative Bill Holder as
Second Vice-President; San Augustine County Judge Samye Johnson as Third
Vice President and Jasper City Councilman Alton Scott will serve as DETCOG
Treasurer.  Current DETCOG President, Angelina County Judge, Wes Suiter
will hold the position of Immediate Past President.
 
The next DETCOG Board Meeting will be held in Sabine County.  It
is scheduled to be held on Thursday, July 28, 2016.
 

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Center City Council Meeting


 

The Center City Council will meet in a Special Workshop Session on Monday, June 27. 2016 at
4: 30 p.m., in the City Hall Council Room at 617 Tenaha Street. Followed by their regular meeting at 5:00 p.m

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IRS SCAM!!!


 

A Shelby County resident reported receiving a call from the IRS on Thursday, June 23rd with instructions to call (401) 710-1856 to pay taxes or they would be penalized or sued. Always use caution when receiving phone calls where the caller is threatening and demanding payment of money owed.
 
According to a consumer alert on irs.gov - Note that the IRS will never: 1) call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill; 2) demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe; 3) require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card; 4) ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone; or 5) threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.
 
Sheriff Willis Blackwell would like the citizens of Shelby County to be aware of several scams going around including an IRS scam.
 
The people are calling stating that you owe the IRS some money and wanting you to send it to them by credit card or bank card and saying if you don't, you will be arrested.
 
The IRS does not operate this way at all. Do not send them anything. These people are very persistent. If they call; just hang up.
 
 

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First Day for Watermelons at the Farmer's Market


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blood Drive


 

 

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COMMISSIONERS’ COURT SHELBY COUNTY, TEXAS


 

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PANOLA COLLEGE OFFERS BASIC EXCEL & INTERMEDIATE EXCEL


 

*PANOLA COLLEGE OFFERS BASIC EXCEL & INTERMEDIATE EXCEL*
 
 
 
The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education division is offering
a Basic Excel class on Friday, July 15, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
and Intermediate Excel on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
on the Carthage campus.  The cost of each class is $60.00 and
pre-registration is required.  For more information, contact the Continuing
Education office at 903-693-2067 or email ce@panola.edu.

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Joaquin High School Senior Awards/Scholarship Night 2016


 

Joaquin High School
Senior Awards/Scholarship Night 2016
 
In May, many faculty members, relatives, friends, and community member packed the Joaquin High School
auditorium in order to show their support of the Class of 2016. Over $509,000 in scholarship money was given
to students in order to help with the pursuit of their post-secondary goals. Because of the tremendous support
of the community, students are able to continue their education after high school graduation.
Awards received include the following:
ï‚· Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Go Texan Scholarship: Katherine Patrick
ï‚· Go Texan Scholarship: Trevor May, Miranda Prnka, Kimberly Bailey, Carly Bledsoe, Tori Baker,
Raelyn Hill
ï‚· Joaquin Employee Scholarship: Miranda Prnka, Trevor May, Alexis Penning, Sidney Harville,
Julianna Martin, Katherine Patrick, Colby Hamilton
ï‚· Tenaha Holiday Hoops Scholarship: Colby Hamilton
ï‚· First Baptist Church Haslam Scholarship: Julianna Martin
ï‚· Shelby County Cruisers Scholarship: Julianna Martin
ï‚· Daughters of the Republic of Texas Scholarship: Julianna Martin
ï‚· JHS Athletic Boosters Scholarship: LaJadezamen Atkins, Katherine Patrick, Alexis Byrd, Cole
Powdrill, Nathaniel Retamar, Colby Hamilton
ï‚· Durwood Russell Memorial Scholarship: Shelby Diven, Sidney Harville
ï‚· Elmer Mathews Memorial Scholarship: Julianna Martin
ï‚· LSU Shreveport Purple and Gold Scholarship: Kaitlynn Scruggs, Maddison Andres
ï‚· Stephen F. Austin State University Academic Excellence Scholarship: Kimberly Bailey
ï‚· SFA Alumni Scholarship-B. Blevins: Raelyn Hill
ï‚· SFA Alumni Scholarship-K. Golden: Alexis Penning
ï‚· Joaquin High School Alumni Association Scholarship: Maddison Andres
ï‚· Joaquin High School Alumni Association Scholarships:
o TJ Williams Scholarship: Raelyn Hill
o Bert Irish Scholarship: Trevor May
o Sirman Brothers Scholarship: Carly Bledsoe
o Red Owens Scholarship: Colby Hamilton
o Matthews-Shaw-Wiggins Memorial Scholarship: Kaitlynn Scruggs
o Arnold Hooper Scholarship: Katie Hamilton
o Ag and Tech Scholarship: Dustin Ramsey
o Strong School Scholarship: Lewis Blount
o Cynthia Whiddon Scholarship: Annie Tarver
o Fellowship School Scholarship: Tori Baker
o Hilton Family Scholarship: Alexis Byrd
o Class of 1964 Scholarship: Kristen Harvey
ï‚· Joaquin Masonic Lodge Scholarship- Hailey Cummings, Alexis Penning, Trevor May, Miranda Prnka
ï‚· Mirabeau B. Lamar Award: Katherine Patrick
ï‚· Jackson Missionary Baptist Church Scholarship: Hailey Cummings, Kaitlynn Scruggs, Raelyn Hill,
Katherine Patrick, Alexis Penning, Colby Hamilton, Carly Bledsoe, Miranda Prnka, Abby Ferguson,
Maddison Andres
ï‚· East Texas Baptist University Scholarship: Alexis Byrd
ï‚· Webb and Betty Dean Memorial Scholarship: Hailey Cummings, Colby Hamilton
ï‚· Gustavus Adolphus College Dean’s Scholarship: Kayla Smith
ï‚· Joaquin Ag Backers Scholarship: Shiloh Stone
ï‚· JC Lewis Construction Scholarship: Kaitlynn Scruggs
ï‚· Fellowship Baptist Church Scholarship: Coleman Dickerson, Camden English
ï‚· Farmers State Bank Scholarship: Katherine Patrick
ï‚· Farm Bureau Insurance Scholarship: Colby Hamilton
ï‚· AJ Lawrence Memorial Scholarship: Colby Hamilton
ï‚· Panola College Choir Scholarship: Samantha Murphey
ï‚· Panola College Rodeo Scholarship: Shiloh Stone
ï‚· Panola College Drama Scholarship: Jessica Smith
ï‚· Panola College Genearal Scholarship: Annie Tarver, Sidney Harville, Kayce Armstrong, Miranda
Prnka, Tori Baker
ï‚· Panola College Endowed Scholarship: Miranda Prnka
ï‚· Craig and Kevin Lawless Scholarship: Shiloh Stone
ï‚· Panola College Bonehill Scholarship: Jasmine White, Sidney Harville, Carly Eldridge
ï‚· National Football Foundation Scholarship: Colby Hamilton
ï‚· Hendrix College Football Scholarship: Colby Hamilton
ï‚· Joaquin Methodist Church Scholarships:
o Rev. Coach Billy Freeman Memorial: Colby Hamilton
o Mama Shug Freeman Memorial: Shiloh Stone
o Mike Wood Memorial: Raelyn Hill, Kimberly Bailey
o Sam & Bessy Wood Memorial: Kayce Armstrong
o Methodist Church Scholarships: Dustyn Ramsey, Lewis Blount, Tori Baker
ï‚· Shelby Savings Bank Scholarship: Carly Bledsoe
ï‚· Bonehill Foundation Scholarship: Alexis Penning, Carly Bledsoe, Trevor May, Tori Baker, Julianna
Martin, Miranda Prnka
ï‚· Deep East Texas Electric Co-op: Dustin Ramsey, Hailey Cummings, Julianna Martin, Katherine
Patrick, Maddison Andres, Miranda Prnka, Trevor May
ï‚· Texas State Bank Scholarship: Leah Ferguson
ï‚· PA Newton Memorial Scholasrhip: Kayce Armstrong
ï‚· Shelby County Attorney Scholarship: Kimberly Bailey
ï‚· Seniors Who Make a Difference: Leah Ferguson, Alexis Byrd, Alexis Penning, Colby Hamilton,
Katherine Patrick, Maddison Andres, Miranda Prnka
ï‚· Mr. & Miss JHS: Alexis Penning, Alexis Byrd, Colby Hamilton
ï‚· Distinguished Graduates: Maddison Andres, Lewis Blount, Alexis Byrd, Leah Ferguson, Katie
Hamilton, Colby Hamilton, Raelyn Hill, Trevor May, Katherine Patrick, Alexis Penning, Miranda
Prnka, Kaitlynn Scruggs, Shiloh Stone
ï‚· Students Entering the Military: Joshua Darnielle, Coleman Dickerson, Patrick Freeman
ï‚· J.P McSwain: Kristen Harvey, Camden English
ï‚· Josh Wood Memorial: Carly Eldridge
Thank you to each and every scholarship donor, and to the community of Joaquin. Your support is crucial to
the success of our students.

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Tiger Weekly


 
Tiger Weekly
 
 
 
Summer Hours - 7:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Thursday.
 
 
 
Tenaha Roarin’ Band Makes Return to State OPS! 
 
 
 
The Tenaha High School Roarin' Band from Tigerland is STATE BOUND once again!  The band's "General Lee March" recording (that was recorded at UIL Contest in April) came in second in the “march” category at the ATSSB Area OPS (Outstanding Performance Series) contest judged on June 16th, and advanced to the State OPS contest!  The band’s recording of "Broken Bow" placed second in a separate “concert” category, and also advanced to the state contest!  
 
 
 
This is the second year in a row for Tenaha to have recordings compete at State OPS.  Last year, The Tenaha Roarin’ Band from Tigerland was the “State Winner” for the 1A/2A “march” category.   The band hopes to repeat as State Winners in the “march” category, and also place well in the “concert” category.  Either way, the band will be competing with the 10 best 1A/2A “march” category recordings and top 15 best 1A/2A “concert” categories recordings from across the state!  The Tenaha band program is certainly continuing to rekindle a reputation as being one of the top tier 2A band programs in the state.  The State OPS competition will be judged on July 21st in San Antonio.  Congratulations to the Tenaha Roarin’ Band from Tigerland!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Note:  ATSSB OPS is a contest where 1A-4A high school and middle school bands can submit one march recording and up to two concert recordings to compete anonymously against recordings from other bands within its classification. At each level of the contest (Region, Area, & State), A panel of judges listen to the recordings of all the submissions in each classification, and determine which recordings “sound the best” in each category (march and concert).  The judges do not know which band they are listening to as the recordings are anonymous.  So, the judges rank the bands based solely on which recording is the most pleasing to listen to rather than by name or title.  The judges do not look at sheet music when they are judging for this contest like they do at UIL Concert & Sight Reading.  All the recordings are also ranked individually, which means that even different pieces from the same band are competing against one another.  The top two “march” category recordings, and top three “concert” category recordings, advance from each round.  At State, the top “march” category recording and top two “concert” category recordings from each classification are named “State Winners,” and are featured on a CD that is distributed to each band hall across the state.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenaha ISD completed the Summer Language Program for students who will be entering Kindergarten and First grades next school year.  Students celebrated their hard work with a day at the park!
 
 
 
           
 
 
 
July 4th Celebrating
 
 
 
The Tenaha Businessmen’s Club will again host the July 4th Fireworks at the Tenaha Football Field. 
 
The Girl’s Basketball Team will provide concession.
 
 
 
It is that time of year again, Tenaha Tiger Hall of Honor !!!
 
2016 Induction Year
 
 
 
Inductees:  Four Categories
 
A.     Alumni
 
B.     Athletes
 
C.     Educators
 
D.     Supporters
 
 
 
Inductees may be nominated five years after graduation or have given five years of service to Tenaha ISD.
 
 
 
Class of 2016:  1-2 Honorees nominated by at least 3 TISD Alumni as chosen by the Hall of Honor Committee and approved by the Tenaha Independent School District’s Board of Trustees.
 
 
 
Selection Committee:  Five person committee (2 rotating board members with annual terms and 3 resident Alumni Members) The 2016 members are Brenda Farmer, Carolyn Scull, Bo Morris, Mike Ogden, and David Fallin.
 
 
 
The 12th annual induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the TISD Cafetorium.  
 
All inductees will be introduced to the community during the pre-game ceremony prior to the homecoming game between the Tenaha Tigers and the Grapeland Sandies at a time yet to be determined. 
 
          
 
Timeline:
 
 
 
July 5, 2016                   Nomination forms available (In the Admin Office or on Website)
 
August 12, 2016            Deadline for submitting nominations to Tenaha ISD
 
August 16, 2016            Selections announced
 
October 22, 2016           Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony 
 
                                      Tenaha Tigers vs. Grapeland Sandies 
 
 
 
Nominations to the Hall of Honor must be made by former Tenaha High School Alumni.
 
 
 
We have a few annuals from the years past that we would like for those who missed out or have lost theirs to have.
 
1990; 1992; 1994; 1998; 2000; 2001; 2005-2006; 2006-2007; 2008-2009; 2009-2010; 2010-2011
 
If you would like one of these please contact the administration office at 936-248-5000 ext. 201
 
A small donation would be appreciated and applied to the annual fund but not necessary. Thanks, Ms. Lucas
 
 
 
 
 
Tenaha Youth Center-(936) 332-3581

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Coach Teaches About Fitness at the Library


 

Center Coach Hiram Harrison teaches childern about fitness and reading at the Center library today.

 

 

 

Coach Hiram Harrison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Center yearbooks on sale


 

Did you forget to purchase a 2015-2016 yearbook before they sold out? No

worries! Because of high demand, a new set of yearbooks have been ordered.
They will go FAST.
 
You may purchase your yearbook:
June 22-23
June 27-30
June 6-7
from 1-4 pm at the front office of CHS.  Cash and Checks are accepted.
 
The second round of yearbooks are $55. Supplements are available while
supplies last.

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Shelby County Community Garden Reaping the Harvest


 

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Shelby County office is pleased to announce that the community garden is off to a great start.  To date, 342 pounds of vegetables have been harvested and donated to the Shelby County Outreach Ministry – Senior Nutrition Site to supplement the senior adult lunch program and for distribution to homebound elderly in our county.
 
This project was established to fulfill the growing need in Shelby County of food insecure senior adults and to also provide fresh vegetables that are high in essential vitamins to this population to improve their nutritional health.  “Vitamin A, C and E are essential to the good health of all humans, in particularly our senior adults, that may not receive ample supply through canned and processed foods,” said Jheri-Lynn McSwain, Family & Consumer Sciences County Extension Agent.  
 
A recent study published by the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Heath found that older (age 65-93) rural adults fail to meet the recommended nutrition guidelines based on the food guide pyramid.  In addition, this study also identified older rural adults as having high levels of obesity and overweight concerns and most of these adults had inadequate dietary intake (low folate, magnesium, and Vitamin E) and were at nutritional risk.  Results from a nationally representative study confirm that older rural adults fail to meet recommendations for daily fruit and vegetable consumption.
 
The Shelby County Community Garden project was kicked-off in February 2016 after gaining approval from the Shelby County Commissioners Court.  Numerous local civic organizations and business rallied to the support of this project by providing funds to get the garden started.  “We truly appreciate all the support of the local residents and organizations to back this important life-changing project,” stated Lane Dunn, Agriculture & Natural Resource County Extension Agent.
 
“Volunteerism is integral to the success of this project.”  Dunn went on to say, “We have had 4-H youth assisting with the maintenance and harvesting of the garden, but would like to invite any interested individuals to contact us if you would like to lend a helping hand.”
 
This past spring the Extension agents planted zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, and sweet corn.  In addition, they are conducting variety trials on four hybrid tomato species to determine which grows best in Shelby County and has the finest taste between these varieties.  Okra, purple hull peas, peppers, and sweet potatoes are growing and will be harvested in the near future.  This fall, with the assistance of volunteers, the Extension agents are planning to plant broccoli, cauliflower, and onions, to name a few vegetables.
 
For more information on the community garden or to volunteer, contact Shelby County Extension agents, Jheri-Lynn McSwain at jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu or Lane Dunn at jldunn@ag.tamu.edu  or call the Extension office at 936-598-7744.  
 

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Adams Barber Shop Video News


 

 

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Tenaha ISD Now Acceptig Transfers for the 2016-2017 School Year


 

Tenaha ISD will host Open Registration and Accept Transfers  for the

2016-2017 School Term on August 15-19, 2016 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm at the
High School Office.
 
Contact info: 936-248-5000 ext 501.

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State 4-H Outdoor Challenge


 

Lance Holloway and Seth Shamblin represented Shelby County 4H in the State Outdoor Challenge held in Seguin, Texas June 10th-12th. The outdoor challenge consists of several events and participants work together as a team.  This year the events included gear judging, shotgun, camping safety skills, hunting skills, kayaking, rifle, archery, biologist skills, fishing and rock climbing.  They won 1st place team in the Intermediate division.
 
                                                      
 
 
We would like to say Congratulations on a job well done representing Shelby County.  If you have questions or would like more information regarding 4-H, please give us a call at 936-598-7744.  
 

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Adams Barber Shop


 

 

 

Yesterday’s Ribbon Cutting marked the Grand Opening of Adams Barber Shop. Mr. Boyd Adams has been a barber for over 44 years, when asked why he became a barber he stated because so many people in his family were barbers.  Mr. Adams has been the owner and manager of Piney Point Barber Shoop, Platform Hair Cutter, and has worked for Sebring hair cutting as a trainer.  Working for years in Houston he now works in Center, opening up a new shop located on 424 Highway 96 North in Center, opposite the Russel’s Carpet and Flooring Shop, right across the road from Martin’s Mufflers.  He has cut the hair of many famous people and is here to serve Shelby County.     

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Where is the Beef? Beef Quality Assurance Training Program


 

Last nights Beef Quality Assurance Training Program featured a nice steak dinner, and was very informative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Lane Dunn of the Texas A&M Agri-Life Ext. Service

 

 

 

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Joaquin City Council Meeting


 

CITY OF JOAQUIN 
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
AGENDA 
June 24, 2016
 
The City Council of Joaquin will meet in special session Friday, June 24, 2016
                         6:30 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. Discussion & Council Action on hiring US Capital Advisors to represent the City as its municipal financial advisor
3. Discussion & Council Action on long term water contract with Jackson/Paxton water system. 
4. 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 June 21, 2016 at 1:42 p.m.
The following were notified
 
Light & Champion, Shelby County Today, Center Broadcasting, East Texas Press
 

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Media Day for Tenaha ISD is Aug.12th


 

Media Day for Tenaha ISD is Aug.12th at 8:00 am on FB Field.

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Tenaha Roarin’ Band Makes Return to State OPS!


 

Tenaha Roarin’ Band Makes Return to State OPS! 
 
 
The Tenaha High School Roarin' Band from Tigerland is STATE BOUND once again!  The band's "General Lee March" recording (that was recorded at UIL Contest in April) came in second in the “march” category at the ATSSB Area OPS (Outstanding Performance Series) contest judged on June 16th, and advanced to the State OPS contest!  The band’s recording of "Broken Bow" placed second in a separate “concert” category, and also advanced to the state contest!  
 
This is the second year in a row for Tenaha to have recordings compete at State OPS.  Last year, The Tenaha Roarin’ Band from Tigerland was the “State Winner” for the 1A/2A “march” category.   The band hopes to repeat as State Winners in the “march” category, and also place well in the “concert” category.  Either way, the band will be competing with the 10 best 1A/2A “march” category recordings and top 15 best 1A/2A “concert” categories recordings from across the state!  The Tenaha band program is certainly continuing to rekindle a reputation as being one of the top tier 2A band programs in the state.  The State OPS competition will be judged on July 21st in San Antonio.  Congratulations to the Tenaha Roarin’ Band from Tigerland!
 
Note:  ATSSB OPS is a contest where 1A-4A high school and middle school bands can submit one march recording and up to two concert recordings to compete anonymously against recordings from other bands within its classification. At each level of the contest (Region, Area, & State), A panel of judges listen to the recordings of all the submissions in each classification, and determine which recordings “sound the best” in each category (march and concert).  The judges do not know which band they are listening to as the recordings are anonymous.  So, the judges rank the bands based solely on which recording is the most pleasing to listen to rather than by name or title.  The judges do not look at sheet music when they are judging for this contest like they do at UIL Concert & Sight Reading.  All the recordings are also ranked individually, which means that even different pieces from the same band are competing against one another.  The top two “march” category recordings, and top three “concert” category recordings, advance from each round.  At State, the top “march” category recording and top two “concert” category recordings from each classification are named “State Winners,” and are featured on a CD that is distributed to each band hall across the state.
 

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What-A-Melon Sponsor List


 
July 6-9, 2016
  
Sponsors
 
Platinum:
Shelby Savings Bank and City of Center
 
Gold:
H5 Farms, Farmers State Bank and McDonald’s
 
Silver:
General Shelters, Professional Title Services, Deep East TX Electric Co-Op, Citizens Bank, Borders Poultry Supply, Inc., Ihlo Sales and Import Co., T/R’s Steaks and More, ACE Hardware, Sabine State Bank, Dance Furniture, Pizzeria, Austin Bank
 
Bronze:
The Balcony, R&D Distributing, Tammy Steptoe Realty, Ivan Smith Furniture, Windham Family Dental, Texas State Bank, Toledo Automtive
 

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Shelby County 4-H Horse Project Team Member Places at the East Region 4-H Horse Show


 

Shelby County 4-H Horse Project Team Member Places at the East Region 4-H Horse Show
 
Loren Vandrovec of the Shelby County 4-H Horse project traveled to Athens, Texas June 14th  to compete in the East Region 4-H Horse Show.  The horse show consists of Districts 4 and 5 with over 40 counties participating. 
Lauren competed in multiple events placing 2nd in Ranch Sorting, 7th in Senior Poles, 8th in Senior Poles, and 8th in Senior Stakes. 
A big thank you goes out to our horse project leaders Mike Baldwin, Rusty Hall and Robert Griffin for their time and dedication to the youth in our 4 H- horse project.  When you see Ms. Vandrovec tell her congratulations for a job well done for representing Shelby County.
If you have any questions or would like more information regarding 4-H, please give us a call at 936-598-7744.
 

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Shelbyville Dragon Football Camp


 

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Fulton Rutland took Third Place at Nationals, and Panola Alumni Wyatt Denny takes home the National Championship in Bareback


 
Panola College was well represented at the College National Finals this
year!  Current student Fulton Rutland, of Stillwell Oklahoma after sitting
in the number one spot most of the week ended up third in the Nation in
bullriding.  Panola College's alumnus Wyatt Denny, qualified last year
while at Panola and took home a 5th place finish last year, however, this
year he took home the main prize.  Denny was sitting first most of the year
and won second in the first round, second in the second round, and won the
third round and went into the finals with a huge lead on the rest of the
field, and came home with the National Championship.
 
Panola had three other ex teammates and alumnus that participated in the
CNFR beside Fulton and Wyatt.  They were Randy Meyers bullrider for Texas
A&M Commerce, Gannon Ivey bullrider for Sam Houston State, and Cole Frey
teamroper from McNeese State University.
 
 
 
From left to right includes:  Wyatt Denny, Panola Head Coach Jeff
Collins, Fulton Rutland, and Randy Meyers
 

 

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Timpson Frontier Days


 

 

 

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Tenaha Board of Trustees Meeting


 

 
Notice of School District Called Regular Meeting
Board of Trustees – Tenaha Independent School District
 
Notice is hereby given that a “Called” Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Tenaha Independent School District is scheduled for Thursday, June 23, 2016 beginning at 12:00 Noon in the Boardroom of the Administration office located at 138 College Street, Tenaha, Texas 75974.
The Subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken are as follows: 
(Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)
 
1. Call to Order
2. Consider for Approval the 2015-2016 Budget Amendments
3. Comments by Board Members
4. Adjournment
 
If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Gov’t Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E.
 
This notice posted on Monday, June 20, 201 at 11:30 a.m.
 
 
 
Scott Tyner, 
Superintendent of Schools                     
 

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Center ISD Board Meeting Minutes


 
Minutes of Regular Meeting
 
The Board of Trustees
Center ISD
 
 
A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center Independent School District (CISD) was held on Thursday, June 16, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Center Independent School District Administration Board Room located at located at 107 Private Road 605Center, Texas  75935.
 
1. Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum
 
James Greer called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m. and declared a quorum.
 
Present: James Greer; John Henry Holloway; Daphne LaRock; Sharon Nelson (arrived at 6:04 p.m.); Traci Willoughby (arrived at 6:13 p.m.); Dan Wilkins; Rayford Copelin, Deputy Superintendent; Betty McDaniel, Director of Finance and James Hockenberry, Superintendent
 
Absent: Tammy Lemoine, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction
 
Visitors: Genera Bolton; Tina Byrnes, Southwest Foodservice Excellence; Jimmie Johnston, Southwest Foodservice Excellence
 
2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
 
James Greer gave the invocation and Daphne LaRock led the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
3. Public Comments/Audience Participation
 
None
 
4. Budget Workshop
 
Dr. Hockenberry and Betty McDaniel presented the ground work for the 2016-2017 budget.   A more detailed draft of the 16-17 budget will be presented at the July 2016 regular meeting.
 
5. Consent Agenda
 
A motion was made by Dan Wilkins, seconded by Daphne LaRock to approve the consent agenda consisting of the minutes from the regular meeting on May 12, 2016, the May Investment Report (2015-2016), the Tax Collection Report (May 2016), the Financial Reports (May 2016) and the overnight student activity trip.
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
6. Consideration and Approval of Revised Policies
 
A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Daphne LaRock to approve the revised FFA (Local) – Wellness Policy and GKA (Local) – Non-school Use of School Facilities as presented. 
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
7. 2015-2016 School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) Report
 
The 2015-2016 SHAC report was submitted to the Board.
 
8. Consideration and Approval to Authorize Administration to Solicit Proposals for Transportation Fuel for 2016-2017 School Year
 
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Daphne LaRock to authorize Administration to solicit proposals for transportation fuel for 2016-2017 school year.
 
The motion carried 6-0. 
 
9. Consideration and Approval of 2016-2017 Broadcast Agreement
 
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Traci Willoughby to approve the 2016-2017 Broadcast Agreement. 
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
10. Distribution and Discussion of HB 5 Community Engagement Results.
 
The results of the HB 5 Community Engagement were presented to the Board.  There is a series of meetings with parents and they discuss and then assign a rating for the eight factors (fine arts, wellness and physical education, community and parent involvement, 21st century workforce development, 2nd language, digital learning environment, dropout prevention strategies, educational programs for gifted and talented students).  The feedback was helpful and more participation was encouraged in the future.
 
11. Consideration and Approval of the 2016-2017 Concussion Oversight Team and Concussion Management Protocols
 
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Traci Willoughby to approve the 2016-2017 Concussion Management Team and protocols. 
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
12. Closed Session
 
James Greer called for a closed session at 6:33 p.m. under Texas Government Code §551.071, §551.074 and §551.129 for consideration of employment of contracted personnel, terminate probationary contracts, contract renewals for Administrators, teachers and certified support staff, resignation/retirement, employee compensation and benefits and extended emergency sick leave.
 
13. Open Session
 
The Board returned into open session at 7:25 p.m.  No action was taken in closed session. 
 
13.1 District Employees and Officers:  Texas Government Code §551.071, §551.074 and §551.129
 
13.1.1 A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Traci Willoughby to accept the employment report by Superintendent Hockenberry. 
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
Catherine Blake, Teacher - Center Elementary School
Bethany Birdwell, Instructional Aide – Center Elementary School
Brenda Bressman, Teacher – Center Intermediate School
Ashley Cooper, Ag Science Teacher – Center High School
Kimberly Harvey, Teacher – Center Intermediate School
Joan Jenkins, Teacher – Center Middle School
Robbie Low, Teacher – Center High School
Anthony Marshall, Teacher – Center Middle School
Jennifer Matthews, Teacher – Center Intermediate School
Marina McLerran, Assistant Band Director – Center Middle School
Cesia Salvador Perez, ESL/Bilingual Aide – Center Intermediate School
Dorothy Pletcher, ELAR Teacher – Center Middle School
Abbey Schultz, Teacher – Center Elementary School
Kyle Stewart, Teacher/Coach – Center High School
Jeremy Wallace, Director – AEP
Wendie Wooten, Teacher – Center Elementary School
 
13.1.2 A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Daphne LaRock to accept the resignations/retirements as recommended by Superintendent Hockenberry. 
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
Tracy Bolton, CIS Teacher – resignation
Kellan Carrell, CMS Teacher/Coach – resignation
Pamela Cleaver, CES Instructional Aide – Resignation
Jody Franks, CIS Teacher – Resignation
Traci Galindo, CMS Teacher – Resignation
Brittany Hall, CHS Teacher – Resignation
Terena Hentry, CIS Computer Lab Aide – Resignation
Lyndy McDonald, CIS Teacher – Resignation
Mary Motley, CIS Teacher – Resignation
Perla Mendoza Orona, CIS Bilingual Aide – Resignation
Deanna Owen, CIS Teacher – Resignation
Cal Parker, CMS Teacher – Resignation
SeKourtney Ratcliff, CIS Teacher – Resignation
Judith Schumtz, CMS Instructional Aide – Resignation
Tabitha Stone, CMS Teacher – Resignation
Sarah Yarbrough, CIS Teacher – Resignation
Margo Williams, CHS Registered Nurse – retirement
 
13.1.3 There were no extended emergency sick leaves to be considered by the Board. 
 
13.1.4 A motion was made by John Henry Holloway to approve the 2016-2017 school year compensation and benefits as recommended and discussed by the Superintendent, seconded by Daphne LaRock. 
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
14. Adjournment
 
A motion was made by Dan Wilkins, seconded by Traci Willoughby to adjourn the meeting at 7:27 p.m.
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
 
 
 
_______________________________ ________________________________
Board of Trustees Secretary Board of Trustees President 

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Center Cheer Camp


 
The first week of June, the Center High School cheerleaders traveled to
Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, TX to attend their annual cheer camp. The
girls earned several awards and accolades for various performances and
evaluations throughout camp and had an awesome time!
 
The varsity squad earned gold superior ribbons at every evaluation, and
for their home pom routine! In addition to those three ribbons, they
received two spirit sticks! CHS Varsity also competed against other medium
sized varsity squads on the last day of camp. They received 1st Place in
Cheer, 2nd Place in Extreme Routine Dance, and 2nd Place Game Day Routine.
We also had eight cheerleaders try out for All-American Cheerleader, and
ALL of them made it! Our All-American Cheerleaders are (Seniors) Madeline
Myers, Madison Agnew, (Juniors) Taylor Amburn, Hailey Haddox, Lexi Moody,
Madison McMillian, (Sophomores) Malasia Cartwright, and Esther Mergerson.
 
The JV squad received a gold evaluation ribbon each day, and competed with
the varsity squad in the home pom to receive another gold superior ribbon!
In addition to their superior ribbons, they also received two spirit
sticks! The last day of camp they competed against other JV squads and
received 2nd Place in the Cheer, and 3rd Place for the Extreme Routine
Dance. In addition to the competitions and evaluations, Kelsey Adair
(Freshman) was our JV Jump Queen, and she made All-American Cheerleader!
 
Diana Mora, A.K.A. Rowdy the Roughrider, received a spirit stick each day
of camp, and five gold superior ribbons for evaluations, and skits. She
also brought home the trophy for Camp Champ!
 
Congratulations to all of these young ladies for their hard work and
dedication! We are very excited to see what else the school year brings us.
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Center Students Visit NASA


 
*Center High School** Students Selected to Visit NASA This Summer as a High
School Aerospace Scholar*
 
 
 
Center, TX – Michael Stanford of Center High School in Center, TX has been
selected to travel to NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) this summer to
participate in the High School Aerospace Scholars program (HAS).
 
 
 
Nominated by their state legislator, Stanford has been selected as one of
more than 260 high school juniors from across Texas to be part of HAS.
 
 
 
During the school year, selected students completed a 16-week interactive,
on-line curriculum including four distance-learning modules each containing
four web-based assignments. The on-site experience at NASA will include a
tour of JSC facilities and briefings by NASA subject matter experts, then
these scholars will apply their newfound knowledge working as a team to
plan and design a mission to Mars.
 
 
 
Their on-site experience will conclude with a presentation of their
proposal to attending parents, members of the Texas Legislature, Houston
Livestock Show and Rodeo, Rotary NASA, and JSC senior management.
 
 
 
The state of Texas, in partnership with JSC and the Texas educational
community, developed HAS in 1999 to encourage more students to pursue
studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
(STEM). More than 8,700 students from across Texas have participated in the
program since its inception 17 years ago.
 
 
 
With this program, NASA continues the Agency’s tradition of investing in
the nation’s educational programs. It is directly tied to the Agency's
major education goal of attracting and retaining students in STEM
disciplines critical to NASA’s future missions, which include missions to
Mars and beyond.
 

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City of Timpson City Council Meeting


 
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the governing body of the above named City will be held on the 21st day of June, 2016 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:  Mayor Debra Smith
 
2. Invocation:
 
3. Pledge: United States Pledge, Texas Pledge             
 
4. Chamber of Commerce:  Chamber of Commerce, presented by Paul Smith.
Frontier Days will be held on June 30th thru July 3rd.  
 
5. Council Items:  Reports by the members of the City Council on matters not on the
             agenda will be made at this time.  A total, not to exceed 10 minutes will be devoted 
             to these reports.
 
6. Presentations & Recognition:  6/13/16 Larry Burns celebrates his 22nd  year
with the City of Timpson.
 
7. Citizens Input: This time is provided for members of the public to address the City
             Council on items that appear within the Consent and Action Items or a matter not
             listed on the agenda.  Each speaker is limited to 3 minutes.  A Citizens Input Form
             may be filled out and filed with the City Secretary prior to the meeting.
                              
     8.          Department Reports:
                             
            A.    Public Works Report:  Larry Burns
 
            B.    Police Department Report: Kent Graham
 
            C.    Municipal Court Report:  For the month of May 2016, there were 60 citations
                    issued,  78 violations, 0 to juveniles and 4 to minors.  Total amount reported
                    $9,788.00, the city’s portion a 55% estimate of $5,383.40.
 
      D.   City Secretary:  2015/2016 FY Budget Comparison included in the Council packets.
             Budget Workshop dates have been set and are as follows:  Water/Sewer Dept. - July 
             7th, Electric Dept. - July 12th,  Police Dept. and City Office – July 13th, all meetings
             will be at City Hall and will begin at 3:00 pm.  Any Council Members interested in 
             attending should notify the City Secretary.
 
             Hydra Tec is still working on the hydrant audits.  Larry Burns will give a status
             update but the invoices for the audit and the top jobs are in Quickbooks and are
             reflected in the financials for the Water/Sewer Dept.  
 
             The city office will be closed on Monday, July 4th for observance of Independence
              Day.
 
     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 May 17th, 2016  
B. Consider approval of Financial Statement for the month of May, 2016
C. Consider approval of Accounts Payable – Unpaid bills for May, 2016 
D. Consider approval of the revised MVBA contract.  The first contract was approved
 by the previous Council, but there were changes made at the suggestion of the City’s
 Attorney.
E. Consider approval of the Resolution Adopting The City of Timpson Hazard
 Mitigation Plan.
 
 
 
REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS  (10 –12)
 
   10.           Discuss and possibly take action:  Council will discuss whether to approve the 
                   request of the Volunteer Fire Department to take bids for a new F450 using funding
                   from the VFD account.  The total of that account is approximately $100,000. 
                   If approved, discuss the bid process for over $50,000 purchases.
                                       
   11.           Discuss and possibly take action:  Henry Marx obtained his Water Operator 
                   License on May 7, 2016.  The Council will discuss raising his salary from $15.35 to
                   $16.35 per hour.
 
    12.         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, June 16th, 2016 at 12:00 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, _______________2016.
 
 
 
            _________________________________________
Leslie Leathers, City Secretary
 

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City of Timpson City Council Meeting


 
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the governing body of the above named City will be held on the 21st day of June, 2016 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:  Mayor Debra Smith
 
2. Invocation:
 
3. Pledge: United States Pledge, Texas Pledge             
 
4. Chamber of Commerce:  Chamber of Commerce, presented by Paul Smith.
Frontier Days will be held on June 30th thru July 3rd.  
 
5. Council Items:  Reports by the members of the City Council on matters not on the
             agenda will be made at this time.  A total, not to exceed 10 minutes will be devoted 
             to these reports.
 
6. Presentations & Recognition:  6/13/16 Larry Burns celebrates his 22nd  year
with the City of Timpson.
 
7. Citizens Input: This time is provided for members of the public to address the City
             Council on items that appear within the Consent and Action Items or a matter not
             listed on the agenda.  Each speaker is limited to 3 minutes.  A Citizens Input Form
             may be filled out and filed with the City Secretary prior to the meeting.
                              
     8.          Department Reports:
                             
            A.    Public Works Report:  Larry Burns
 
            B.    Police Department Report: Kent Graham
 
            C.    Municipal Court Report:  For the month of May 2016, there were 60 citations
                    issued,  78 violations, 0 to juveniles and 4 to minors.  Total amount reported
                    $9,788.00, the city’s portion a 55% estimate of $5,383.40.
 
      D.   City Secretary:  2015/2016 FY Budget Comparison included in the Council packets.
             Budget Workshop dates have been set and are as follows:  Water/Sewer Dept. - July 
             7th, Electric Dept. - July 12th,  Police Dept. and City Office – July 13th, all meetings
             will be at City Hall and will begin at 3:00 pm.  Any Council Members interested in 
             attending should notify the City Secretary.
 
             Hydra Tec is still working on the hydrant audits.  Larry Burns will give a status
             update but the invoices for the audit and the top jobs are in Quickbooks and are
             reflected in the financials for the Water/Sewer Dept.  
 
             The city office will be closed on Monday, July 4th for observance of Independence
              Day.
 
     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 May 17th, 2016  
B. Consider approval of Financial Statement for the month of May, 2016
C. Consider approval of Accounts Payable – Unpaid bills for May, 2016 
D. Consider approval of the revised MVBA contract.  The first contract was approved
 by the previous Council, but there were changes made at the suggestion of the City’s
 Attorney.
E. Consider approval of the Resolution Adopting The City of Timpson Hazard
 Mitigation Plan.
 
 
 
REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS  (10 –12)
 
   10.           Discuss and possibly take action:  Council will discuss whether to approve the 
                   request of the Volunteer Fire Department to take bids for a new F450 using funding
                   from the VFD account.  The total of that account is approximately $100,000. 
                   If approved, discuss the bid process for over $50,000 purchases.
                                       
   11.           Discuss and possibly take action:  Henry Marx obtained his Water Operator 
                   License on May 7, 2016.  The Council will discuss raising his salary from $15.35 to
                   $16.35 per hour.
 
    12.         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, June 16th, 2016 at 12:00 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, _______________2016.
 
 
 
            _________________________________________
Leslie Leathers, City Secretary
 

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Tenaha City Council Meeting


 
CITY OF TENAHA REGULAR CALLED COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA 
June 20, 2016
 
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 regular session on Monday – June 20, 2016 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 & Roll Call
2. Pledge and Prayer
3. Welcome Guests
4. Administer The Oath of Office to Newly Elected Council Member Cliff Lloyd – ACTION
5. New City Attorney Introduction – Mr. Miles T. Bradshaw with Karczewski/Bradshaw L.L.P.
6. Public Comments
7. Consider Approval for Minutes from May 16, 2016 Regular Scheduled Council Meeting – ACTION
8. Consider Approval for May 16, 2016 Financials – ACTION
9. Recommend/Approve New Mayor Pro Tem - ACTION
10. Present City Personnel Resignations 
11. Closed Session Section 551.071 (Attorney Consultation) & 551.074 (Personnel/Public) – Attorney Consultation on Duties of Council, Mayor and City Secretary.
12. Closed Session Section 551.074 – (Personnel Matters) 
a. Sheryl R. Clark Annual Review / Job Reclassification
b. Matt Barton Annual Review / Job Reclassification
13. Return to Open Session.
14. Review, Discuss And Approve Water Collection Policy - ACTION
15. Water/Wastewater Consultant Proposal Presentation – Stacy Cranford
16. Review Invoices Exceeding Current $1,500.00 Mayor Approval Level – ACTION
17. Discuss and Consider Approval Authorizing The Mayor to Select a Credit Card Company To: a)  Supply Credit Cards For City Personnel Purchases  b) Work in Conjunction With RVS Water System and Court Collections Programs - ACTION
18. Discuss and Consider Approval for Increasing Authorized Spending Limits – ACTION
19. Discuss and Possibly Approve Changing Council Meeting Time To The Third Tuesday of Each Month - ACTION
20. Approve The Resolution Adopting The City of Tenaha Hazard Mitigation Plan – ACTION
21. Discuss and Consider Approval for Back To School Event Donation - ACTION
22. Revisit and Possibly Take Action – Financing Marshal’s Office New Vehicle – ACTION
23. Department Head Report 
24. Council Comments
25. Adjourn
 
This notice was posted at 11:00 a.m.  Friday – 6/17/2016  and sent to East Texas Press, Inc., The Light & Champion, Shelby County Today, and KDET.
 
Sheryl R. Clark - City Secretary
City of Tenaha
 

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Bomb Threat At Tyson Video News


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Bomb Threat Reported at Tyson in Center


 

Emergency personnel responded to the Tyson Plant shortly before 10am Friday morning.  Witnesses say that there had been a reported bomb threat. 

 

The Center Fire Department rerouted traffic from 87 South around the loop and Shelbyville Street was blocked off. Tyson employees were evacuated from the plant and instructed to go westbound on Shelbyville Street where they remained a safe distance from the area.

 

 

Sources indicate that a written threat was sent in and that multiple bombs were supposed to go off at 10:45, 1:00, and another unspecified time. Emergency personell arrived on scene with dogs to search the plant and, after giving the all clear, workers were moved back into the plant.

 

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2016 Texas 4-H Round-up Photography Results


 
 
The 2016 Texas 4-H Roundup contest was held in College Station, Texas on the campus of Texas A&M University from June 6-9, 2016.  Texas 4-H Roundup is a qualifying and invitational event for youth between the ages of 11 and 18 that have successfully placed in a qualifying event at the district level or signed up to compete in an invitational event at the state level. Texas 4-H Roundup includes approximately 50 different contests and workshops that test 4-H members on life skills in such attributes are decision making, public speaking, organization, and working with others. 
4-H member, Victoria Baker, participated in the senior division Photography contest and placed as follows:
Blue ribbon placing in Animals:  Wildlife category 
Blue ribbon placing in Details and Macro category
Blue ribbon placing in Dominant Color category 
Red ribbon placing in People category
Red ribbon placing in Elements of Design category
Red ribbon placing in Marine/Aquatic category
White ribbon placing in Animals:  Domestic category
White ribbon placing in Catch All category
Congratulations to this outstanding 4-H youth photographer!
 

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2016 Houston County Whizbang


 

2016 Houston County Whizbang
 
 
 
 
The 21st Annual Houston County Whizbang was held in Crockett on Friday & Saturday June 10th and 11th.  Shelby County 4H shooters had six shooters compete on Friday.  They were Lance Holloway, Hagan Craig, Colby Lout, Colton Gutermuth, Tucker Scarber and Dawson McFaddin.  On Saturday, the seniors competed.  They were Nic Lambert, Konner Windham and Logan Holloway.  Results are as follows;
Novice Trap- Dawson McFaddin 2nd, Colby Lout 6th
Novice Skeet-Colby Lout 4th
Novice 5 Stand-Dawson McFaddin 1st, Colby Lout 3rd
Junior Trap-Tucker Scarber 2nd, Hagan Craig 5th
Junior Skeet-Tucker Scarber 4th, Hagan Craig 5th
Junior Whizbang-Tucker Scarber 5th, Hagan Craig 6
Intermediate Trap- Lance Holloway 2nd
Intermediate Whizbang –Colton Gutermuth 5th, Lance Holloway 6th
Senior I Trap- Logan Holloway 2nd
Senior I Skeet-Logan Holloway 6th
Senior I Whizbang-Logan Holloway 4th, Nic Lambert 5th
Ladies Senior II- Konner Windham 3rd trap, 2nd skeet and 3rd Whizbang.
Every Shelby County 4h Shooter came home with medals!  We would like to say Congratulations on a job well done representing Shelby County.  If you have questions or would like more information regarding 4-H, please give us a call at 936-598-7744.  
 

 

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DRONE SUMMER CAMP TO FLY AT LETU TODAY


 
 
 
WHAT
 
LeTourneau University's first drone summer campers will be flying their self-built drones during their academic camp today
 
 
WHEN
 
1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2016
 
 
WHERE
 
Belcher Gymnasium in the Solheim Arena on the LETU campus
2100 S. Mobberly Ave., Longview, Texas
 
 
WHO
 
Campers from around East Texas who signed up for the first-ever "drone" camp at LeTourneau University have built their drones and will be flying them today for the first time.
 

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Joaquin School Board Meeting


 

 
Regular Meeting of the Joaquin Independent School District Board
 
 
Notice is hereby given that on the 21st day of June 2016 the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin School District will hold a regular meeting at 6:00 p.m., at the Administration building, Joaquin, Texas.
 
The subjects to be discussed are listed on the agenda attached to and made a part of this Notice.  If, during the course of the meeting covered by this Notice, the Board of Trustees should determine that a closed session of the Board of Trustees is required, then such closed session as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Section 551.001 et seq., Texas Education Code, will be held by the School Board at the date, may conveniently meet in such closed session concerning any and all purposes permitted by the Act, including, but not limited to the following sections and purposes:
Texas Government Code Section:
 
§551.071  An executive session will be held for the purpose of having private consultation with the Board’s attorney 
when the governmental body seeks the advice of its attorney about pending or contemplated litigation or a settlement 
offer, or on a matter in which the duty of counsel to his client, under the Code of Professional Responsibility of the 
State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with the Act.
§551.072  Deliberation of the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property if deliberation in an open meeting 
would have a detrimental effect on the position of the governmental body in negotiations with a third person.
§551.073 Deliberation of a negotiated contract for a prospective gift or donation to the governmental body if 
deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the governmental body in 
negotiations with a third person.
§551.074  Deliberate the appointment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or 
employee; or to hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employee.
§551.076 Deliberate the deployment, or specific occasions for implementation, of security personnel or devices.
§551.082 Deliberate a case involving the discipline of public school child or complaint or charge brought against an 
employee of the School District by another employee and the complaint or charge directly results in a need for a hearing.
§551.0821 Deliberate a matter regarding a student or students where personally identifiable information about students 
will necessarily be revealed by the deliberation.
§551.083  Deliberate the standards, guidelines, terms or conditions the board will follow, or instruct its representatives to 
follow, in a consultation with a representative of an employee group.
§551.084  Exclusion of witness from hearing.
§551.127  A governmental body may use a video conference call to hold an open or closed meeting and a member or 
employee of a governmental body may participate remotely in a meeting of the governmental entity by means of a video 
conference call if that participation complies with the requirements and provisions of this section.
§551.129 A governmental body may use a telephone conference call, videoconference call, or communications 
over the Internet to conduct a public consultation with its attorney in an open meeting of the governmental body or a private consultation with its attorney in a closed meeting of the governmental body.
 
Education Code 39.030
39.030  Discuss or adopt individual assessment instruments or assessment instrument items.
 
Should any final action, final decision, or final vote be required in the opinion of the School Board with regard to any matter considered in such closed session, then the final vote shall be either:
(a) in the open meeting covered by the Notice upon the reconvening of the public meeting; or
(b) at a subsequent public meeting of the School Board upon notice thereof; as the School Board shall determine.
 
 
 
AGENDA ATTACHED
 
 
JUNE 21, 2016 AGENDA
 
 
1     Roll call, establishment of quorum, call to order – Joaquin ISD shall have one member via 
       video conference call – Texas Government Code Section 551.127 (See Attached Code)
 
2     Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance
 
3     Audience Participation – In accordance with Joaquin ISD Policy BED Local no presentation   
       shall exceed five minutes.  Delegations of more than five persons shall appoint one person to 
       present their views before the Board.
 
4     Report/Information items:
4.1 Review Monthly Financial Reports – Joel Bumback, Director of Finance
4.2 Quarterly Investment Report – Joel Bumback, Director of Finance
4.3 Garza County fund Report
4.4 Discuss dates for Team of 8 training and other Board trainings requirements 
4.5 Correspondence
 
5     Agenda Items for consideration and possible action:
5.1 Minutes from previous month’s meeting
5.2 Dual Credit policy request 
5.3 Approve TASB FFA local policy on Student Welfare Wellness and Health Services
5.4 Approve Proposed Tax Rates and set date, time, and place for the Notice of Public 
meeting to discuss Proposed Tax Rate on July 18, 2016
 
6     Enter Closed Session
6.1 Resignations, hiring and Contracts – 
     Texas Government Code §551.074 (See Attached Code)
a. Resignations
b. Teacher positions
6.2 Value of Real Property 
     Texas Government Code §551.072 (See Attached Code)
 
7     Return to Open Session - Agenda Items for consideration and possible action:
7.1 Resignations, hiring and Contracts 
a. Resignations
b. Teacher positions
7.2 Authorize sale of property 
 
8     Recommendations for items to be placed on agenda for next Board meeting
 
9     Designation of date and time of next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the 
       Joaquin ISD – July 18th at 6:00 p.m.
 
10   Adjournment
 
On this 16th day of June 2016, this Notice was mailed to news media that had previously requested such Notice and an original copy was posted on the bulletin board outside the School District Administration Building at 1:00 p.m. on said date.
 
Phil Worsham, Superintendent
June 16, 2016
 

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Creature Teacher at Center Library


 

The Creature Teacher stop by the Center Library today.  Ms. Belind Henry from Waxahachie, TX tours around teaching children about animals.  Today show featured a bearded dragon, skink, sugar glider, wallibe, and kangaroo. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Center Board of Trustees Meeting


 

The Board of Trustees
Center ISD
Notice of Regular Meeting
June 16, 2016
6:00 PM
 
A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center ISD will be held June 16, 2016, 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. Budget Workshop
5. Consent Agenda
5. 1. Minutes
5. 2. Investment Report
5. 3. Monthly Financial Report
5. 4. Tax Office Report
5. 5. Overnight Student Activity Trips
5. 6. Budget Amendments
6. Consideration and Approval of Revised Policies
7. 2015-2016 School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) Report
8. Consideration and Approval to Authorize Administration to Solicit Proposals for
Transportation Fuel for the 2016-2017 School Year
9. Consideration and Approval of the 2016-2017 Broadcast Agreement
10. Distribution and Discussion of HB 5 Community Engagement Results
11. Consideration and Approval of the 2016-2017 Concussion Oversight Team and
Concussion Management Protocols
12. Closed Session
12. 1. District Employees and Officers: Texas Gov't Code 551.074
12. 1. 1. Employment of Personnel
12. 1. 2. Resignation/Retirement of Personnel
12. 1. 3. Extended Emergency Sick Leave
12. 1. 4. Employee Compensation and Benefits
13. Open Session
13. 1. District Employees and Officers: Texas Gov't Code 551.074
13. 1. 1. Employment of Personnel
13. 1. 2. Resignation/Retirement of Personnel
13. 1. 3. Extended Emergency Sick Leave
13. 1. 4. Employee Compensation and Benefits
14. 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:
Monday, June 13, 2016
 

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Panola College “Twirl through the Decades” Camp to be Held


 
 
 
Panola College Continuing Education will be hosting a four
day twirling camp July 19-22. The camp is open to students K-12th grades
and will last from 8:30-12:30 each day. The campers should meet in the new
Charles C. Matthews Student Center and check in will begin at 8:00 each
day. The week will conclude with a showcase performance at 12:00 on Friday,
July 22. The performance will be held in the A.J. Johnson Gymnasium.
Participants will twirl to music from the 1930s to the present, with
classes available for beginner, intermediate and advanced twirlers.
 
“Former and current SFA Twirl-O-Jacks will be creating the choreography and
teaching routines,” coordinator Kimberly Ferguson said. “We’re really
excited about the wide range of music to choose from, and I’m having a lot
of fun creating and incorporating props into our routines. It should be
entertaining for the girls to learn and for the crowd to watch!”
 
Twirlers are encouraged to send photos of themselves along with fun facts
with their registration form or by email for a chance to be featured as the
#PCTSpotlight each week on social media. All students are required to bring
their own batons, but props will be provided, along with a performance
t-shirt for those who register before July 5. Early registration costs $50,
while registrants after the 5th will pay $75. Absolutely no registration
forms will be accepted after July 15th. To register, contact Kimberly
Ferguson at kferguson@panola.edu, or at 903-693-2094.
 
 

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Food Handler's Training Course


 

 

The Food Safety Training Course was held today 9:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m at the active Shelby County.  

 

 

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Home Program Grant


 
City of Center Receives
Home Program Grant
 
The City of Center has received a HOME Program grant from the Texas Department of
Housing and Community Affairs. The funds will be used to assist eligible homeowners
to completely reconstruct or rehabilitate their homes.
The City will be holding two public meetings at the Windham Civic Center on Thursday,
June 16. One meeting will be at 2:30 p.m. and one will be at 5:30 p.m. Topics that
will be discussed include: How to qualify for the program, Income limits, Available
funding and all eligible funding activities.
Homeowners that are not able to attend the meetings may call Jim Gibson at 936-598-2941
to obtain an application form. Applications must be turned in at Center City Hall
located at 617 Tenaha St. Special assistance in obtaining application forms is available
upon request for persons with disabilities.
For more information please contact Jim Gibson, City of Center, at 936-598-2941

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CITY OF JOAQUIN CITY COUNSIL MEETING


 
CITY OF JOAQUIN 
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
AGENDA 
June 20, 2016
 
The City Council of Joaquin will meet in special session Monday, June 20, 2016
 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. Open Forum
4. Council approval of the previous month’s minutes.
5. Monthly Reports:
a. City Secretary
b. Utility Billing Manager
c. Public Works Manager
d. Fire Department
6. Discussion & Council Action on Payment of Bills.
7. Discussion & Council Action on approval of Hotel/Motel Tax funds to advertise for Joaquin Farmer’s Market.
8. Discussion & Council Action on allowing constable use of City owned building.
9. Discussion and Council Action  on  adopting Resolution #6001--Hazard Mitigation Plan
10. 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.
 

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Joaquin City Council Meeting Canceled


 

The Joaquin City Council  Regularly Scheduled meeting  for Tuesday, June 21, 2016 has been canceled.

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Property Tax Protest and Appeal Procedures


 
The law gives property owners the right to protest actions concerning their property tax appraisals. You may follow these appeal procedures if you have a concern about:
 
The market or appraised value of your property
The unequal appraisal of your property
The inclusion of your property on the appraisal roll
Any exemptions that may apply to you
The qualification for an agricultural or timber appraisal
The taxable status of your property
The local governments which should be taxing your property
The ownership of property
The change of use of land receiving special appraisal
Any action taken by the chief appraiser, appraisal district or appraisal review board that applies to and adversely affects you.
Informal Review
 
For information about informal review and obtaining property tax records, call the appraisal district at (936) 598-6171.

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Grand Opening Adams Bardber Shop


 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite the public to join them at a grand opening ribbon cutting for Adams Barber Shop, on Tuesday, June 21 at 4:00 p.m.  Adams Barber Shop is located at 424 Highway 96 North in Center and is owned by Boyd Adams.  Refreshments will be served.
 
Adams Barber Shop has been in business in Texas for over 40 years.
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or info@shelbycountychamber.com.
 

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Panola Classes


 
*PANOLA COLLEGE OFFERS CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE PROGRAM*
 
 
 
The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education division is offering
a CNA – Certified Nurse Aide program, on the Carthage campus, beginning
Monday, June 27, 2016.  The class will meet Monday through Friday from 8:00
a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,until August 4, 2016.The cost of the program is $580.00
and preregistration is required.  For more information, contact the
Continuing Education office at 903-693-2067 or email ce@panola.edu.
 
 
 
 
*PANOLA COLLEGE OFFERS RETIREMENT STRATEGY CLASS*
 
 
 
The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education division is offering
a Retirement Strategy class June 21, 2016 and June 28, 2016.  The class
will meet from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The cost of the class is $15.00 for
single and $25.00 for couple.  Pre-registration is required.  For more
information, contact the Continuing Education office at 903-693-2067 or
email ce@panola.edu.
 

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Panola College's Austin Sojka Named to the NJCAA All-American First Team


 
 
 
 
 
 
Panola College's sophomore third baseman, Austin Sojka of Huntington Beach,
CA, was selected to the prestigious NJCAA First Team All-American Team.
Sojka who was a returning All Conference Player from the 2015 team and led
the Conference and Region in hitting this year with a .464 average, 168 ab,
62 runs, 78 hits, 20 doubles, 4 triples, 7 homeruns, 20 k's, 34 base on
balls, and 11 hbp,   He was selected this year to the All Conference team
and the Region XIV All Region Team.  He led the NJCAA Southern District
with the highest batting average and was awarded the Marucci Elite Hitter
Award.  Sojka has signed to continue his baseball degree at Cumberland
University.
 
FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICANS
 
POS. PLAYER COLLEGE CLASS
 
P Matthias Dietz John A. Logan (IL)
So.
 
P Jake Miednik Walters State (TN)
So.
 
P Colten Schmidt San Jacinto-North (TX)
So.
 
C Ryan Toliver Neosho County (KS)
So.
 
IF Ray Henderson-Lozano Grayson (TX)
So.
 
IF Austin Sojka Panola (TX)
So.
 
IF Abraham Toro-Hernandez Seminole State (OK)
Fr.
 
IF Brylie Ware Neosho County (KS)
Fr.
 
OF Marvin Malone Colby (KS)
So.
 
OF Hosea Nelson Clarendon (TX)
So.
 
OF Hunter Tackett Northwest Florida State So.
 
DH Cameron Warren Seminole State (OK) So.
 

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Theft at Backwoods Buggies


 
Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports that at approximately 0324 A.M. on Saturday, June 11th, 2016 Patrol Deputies responded to Backwoods Buggies located at 552 Highway 96 North in Center for an alarm call. Upon arrival, Deputies observed that unknown suspect(s) made entry into the business and stole EFCO weed-eaters as well as a Briggs/Stratton Pressure Washer.
 
Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information regarding this crime should call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online at www.centercrimestoppers.com. Remember, you don't have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.
 
If a caller does not wish to remain anonymous or receive a reward, they may call the Shelby County Sheriff's Department at 936-598-5600 or 936-572-1468 and speak with Lieutenant DJ Dickerson.

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Flags at Half Staff


 
The President of the United States has issued a proclamation ordering the
flag of the United States to be displayed at half-staff from now until
sunset on Thursday June 16, 2016 as a mark of respect for the victims of the
act of hatred and terror perpetrated on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando,
Florida.

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Yet another Crash in Nacogdoches


 
On June 10, at approximately 6 p.m., Nacogdoches
County DPS troopers responded to and investigated a three vehicle crash on US 59
about six miles south of Nacogdoches. The preliminary crash investigation
indicates a 2012 Dodge van failed to yield right-of-way from FM 2864 and was
struck by a southbound 2013 Honda CRV. After the initial collision the Dodge van
struck a 2012 Ford pickup that was stopped in the turn lane of US 59 waiting to
turn onto FM 2864. The driver of the Dodge van was identified as Gerald Dee
Drummond, 60, from Fayettville, AR. Gerald Drummond was transported to
Parkland Hospital in Dallas and unfortunately succumbed to his injuries on June
12. Sherry Drummond, 62, was transported to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in
Nacogdoches where she was reportedly treated and released. The driver of the
Honda CRV was identified as Rita Rosa Steier, 56, from Timpson, TX. Steier was
also transported to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital where she too was treated and
released. The driver of the 2012 Ford pickup was identified as Jake Crisp, 16, from
Nacogdoches, TX. Crisp was not reported as being injures during the crash. This
crash remains under investigation

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Another Crash in Nacogdoches


 
On June 10 at approximately 5 p.m., Nacogdoches
DPS troopers responded to a two vehicle crash involving two 2009 Chevrolet pickups
on US 259 about one mile North of Central Heights. The preliminary crash
investigation indicates the southbound 2009 Chevrolet truck drove over into the
northbound inside lane of US 259 and struck the second 2009 Chevrolet head-on.
The driver of the southbound Chevrolet was identified as Alberto Rodriguez
Pinones, 64, from Kilgore, TX. The driver of the northbound Chevrolet was
identified as Claudia Ibarra Olvera, 25, from Cushing, TX. Pinones was
transported to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital for treatment. Olvera was
transported to ETMC-Tyler by life flight and is reportedly in stable condition. This
crash remains under investigation. 

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Blue Berry Festival


 

 

Some photos from my trip to the Blue Berry Festival 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wreck on HWY 7


 

There was a wreck on hwy 7 between Center and Nacogdoches this past Saturday June 11th.  It involved a ford and a toyota.   

 

 

 

 

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VFW Teacher of the Year


 
Mrs. Lynn Silvey was selected as Teacher of the Year by Shelby County
Memorial VFW Post 8904 and was also the VFW District 19 first place winner.
She received her awards from Post Commander Gene Hutto at the Memorial Day
program held, Monday, May 30th at the First United Methodist Church.  Mrs.
Silvey teaches HS English Arts at Joaquin High School.

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Center City Council Meeting


 
AGENDA
 
The Center City Council will meet in regular session on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 5: 00
p.m. in the Council Room at City Hall. The following items are on the agenda for
appropriate action:
I. Welcome guests and visitors.
II. Approval of Minutes of the Regular Meeting on May 23, 2016.
III. Consider Discussion and Possible Action on the following:
A. Ordinance 2016-04- Consider all matters incident and related to the issuance and
sale of" City of Center, Texas, Combination Tax and Waterworks and Sewer
System( Limited Pledge) Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2016",
including the adoption of an ordinance authorizing the issuance of such
certificates of obligation. (Enc 1)
B. Ordinance 2016-05 Establishing Recreation Fund. (Enc 2)
C. Resolution 2016- 15 Authorizing Execution of Contract for Construction
Management at Risk Services for Portacool Park. (Enc 3)
D. Center Police Department Reserve Officer. (Enc 4)
IV. Items of Interest from Council and City Manager, and Citizens—No Action Items.
A. Gene Keenon with Republic Services.
V. Executive Session
Consider entering executive session for legal consultation with the City Attorney and
discussion of pending litigation, personnel matters and land acquisition with possible
action related thereto upon reconvening in open session in accordance with Local
Government Code Section 551. 071, 551. 072 and 551. 074
VI. Adjournment.
MEMORANDUM
TO: Mayor and City Council
FR: Chad D. Nehring, City Manager
Date: June 9, 2016
RE: Agenda Comments for Regular Meeting of June 13, 2016
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA:
III.A. Ordinance 2016-4 — All Matters Related to the Issuance of Certificates of
Obligation, Series 2016
This ordinance is the official authorization to issue the 2016 Certificates of
Obligation for the funding priorities previously discussed with the City Council,
consisting of the cash flow to fund initial construction of Portacool Park, Perry
Sampson Park enhancement plan, water system improvements and major sewer
treatment plant renovation.. The total issuance is four million dollars over twenty
year annual notes and obligated against the combination of utility revenues and
property taxes. Although other payments or contributions are anticipated to be
used for annual repayments, the bonds are not issued with proceeds of any other
agreements as collateral but that action is not prohibited by any bond covenants.
Council has already authorized the two primary projects which have already been
initiated. The remaining activities could be revisited if necessary for additional
information or clarification. This action has been prepared by our financial
advisor and will be the final activity for completion of the sale, which results will
be reported to Council.
III. B. Ordinance 2016- 5 — Establishing the Recreation Fund
With the creation of a City sponsored recreation program, and in consultation
with other governmental entities and our auditor, the recommendation is to create
a separate proprietary use fund to account for activities related to recreation
services and activities. This will remain a portion of the governmental activities
in the annual statement but will be separately accounted as with trust funds and
other special use funds. Primarily because these types of activities tend to cross
budget years, an independent fund allows fund balances such as previously paid
registration fees, sponsorships or other revenues to remain within the accounting
activity center rather than be credited to general revenue in one budget year while
expenses would fall into the following budget cycle. It also keeps all proceeds for
these activities dedicated to these purposes and gives a much more accurate
financial activity report over multiple years. Staff is requesting approval.
III.C. Resolution 2016- 15 — Authorizing Execution of Contract for Construction
Management at Risk Services for Portacool Park
Staff with the assistance of MHS Planning, has solicited and evaluated the lone
response for services related to construction management services for the
Portacool Park project. Berry & Clay has performed services for the City in
recent years including the renovation of Mini-Park, Community House and City
Hall. A recommendation from MHS is included and staff concurs with the
recommendation to proceed with a very competent construction management
firm. Upon approval, we will finalize terms ofthe contract upon the review ofthe
City Attorney. Staffrecommends Council authorize execution ofthis agreement.
III.D. Appointments:
1 — Reserve Police Officer
The Chief has submitted recommendation for appointment of a reserve
officer to replace a currently vacant position within this volunteer force.
Items of Interest:
1) Gene Keenan— Republic Services
Mr. Keenan will be present to discuss any issues and provide their annual
partnership for annual community festivals.
MINUTES OF THE CITY OF CENTER
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
REGULAR MEETING
May 23, 2016
The Center City Council met in a regular session on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 5: 00 p.m. in the
Council Room at Center City Hall. The meeting was open to the public. Notices were properly
posted of the date, place and hour and the news media was notified. The following members
were present:
David Chadwick - Mayor
Charles Rushing Mayor Pro Tem
Jim Forbes Council Member Absent
Joyce Johnson Council Member
Leigh Porterfield - Council Member
Howell Howard Council Member Absent
Jerry Lathan Council Member
Chad Nehring City Manager
Barbara Boyd City Secretary
Jim Payne City Attorney
Guests signed the register.
Item I. Mayor David Chadwick opened the meeting and welcomed the visitors and
media.
Item II. Approval of Minutes of the Regular Meeting and Workshop Meeting on
May 9, 2016.
Council Member Joyce Johnson made a motion to approve the minutes. Council
Member Jerry Lathan seconded the motion. All voted in favor.
Item III. Consider Discussion and Possible Action on the following:
A. Resolution 2016- 13 Consider All Matters Incident and Related to Declaring
Expectation to Reimburse Expenditures with Proceeds of Future Debt Including and
Adoption of a Resolution Pertaining Thereto City Manager, Chad Nehring stated
this resolution allows for reimbursement to the general fund of the City for project
expenses incurred up to ninety days prior to issuance of the certificates of obligation.
Mr. Nehring stated the resolution allows proceeding with the Portacool Park and a
portion of the wastewater plant improvement project. Council Member Charles
Rushing made a motion to approve Resolution 2016- 13 Declaring Expectation to
Reimburse Expenditures with Proceeds of Future Debt. Council Member Leigh
Porterfield seconded the motion. All voted in favor.
B. Resolution 2016- 14 Authorizinp, Execution of Contract for Court Collection Services
City Manager, Chad Nehring stated staff has solicited and evaluated proposals for
services related to delinquent court fines and accounts. After reviewing proposals,
staff recommends execution of a multi-year agreement with the Perdue firm. Council
member Joyce Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2016- 14 Authorizing
Execution of Contract for Court Collection Services with the Perdue, Brandon,
Fielder, Collins & Mott LLP. Council Member Jerry Lathan seconded the motion.
All voted in favor.
C. Appointments.
1. Planning & Zoning Commission. Council Member Charles Rushing made a
motion to renew the appointments of Lori Oliver, Stephen Shires, Jerry Lathan
Alma Jaimes and Deborah Johnson. Council Member Jerry Lathan seconded the
motion. All voted in favor.
2. Zoning Board ofAdjustment. This item was postponed to the next meeting.
D. Approve Street Closure and Route for 2016 What A Melon Crawl 5K. City Manager,
Chad Nehring stated this is the same route and schedule as prior years for this event.
Council Member Leigh Porterfield made a motion to approve the Street Closure and
Route for 2016 What A Melon Crawl 5K. Council Member Joyce Johnson seconded
the motion. All voted in favor.
Item IV. Items of Interest from Council and City Manager, and Citizens - No Action
Items.
Council Member Joyce Johnson advised the council that Bishop Guillory had contacted her
regarding CH Daniels school and requesting money to repair the building.
Item V. Executive Session.
Consider entering executive session for legal consultation with the City Attorney and discussion
of pending litigation, personnel matters and land acquisition with possible action related thereto
upon reconvening in open session in accordance with Local Government Code Section 551. 071,
551. 072 and 551. 074.
Item VI. Adjournment. Mayor Chadwick adjourned the meeting at 5: 24 p.m.
ORDINANCE NO. 2016-_ t_
AN ORDINANCE authorizing the issuance of " CITY OF CENTER, TEXAS,
COMBINATION TAX AND WATERWORKS AND SEWER SYSTEM
LIMITED PLEDGE) REVENUE CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION,
SERIES 2016"; specifying the terms and features of said certificates;
providing for the payment of said certificates of obligation by the levy of
an ad valorem tax upon all taxable property within the City and a limited
pledge of the net revenues from the operation of the City's Waterworks
and Sewer System; resolving other matters incident and relating to the issuance, payment, security, sale and delivery of said Certificates,
including the approval and execution of a Paying Agent/Registrar
Agreement and the approval and distribution of an Official Statement; and
providing an effective date.
WHEREAS, notice of the City Council's intention to issue certificates of obligation in the maximum principal amount not to exceed $ 4,000,000 for the purpose of paying contractual obligations to be incurred for ( 1) the construction of public works, to wit: (a) constructing, acqu( properties ring, purchasing, and facilities, ( renovating, enlarging, equipping, and improving water and sewer system
b) park improvements, including the acquisition of land and rights-ofway
therefor; and ( c) municipal airport improvements and ( 2) professional services rendered in
connection with such projects and purposes and the financing thereof, has been duly published in The Light and Champion, a newspaper hereby found and determined to be of general circulation in the City of Center, Texas, on r,- g' 2016 and May 2016; the date of the first publication of such notice being not less than thirty-one ( 31) days prior to the tentative date state therein for the passage of the ordinance authorizing the issuance of such certificates; and
WHEREAS, no petition protesting the issuance of the certificates of obligation and bearing valid petition signatures of at least 5% of the qualified electors of the City, has been presented to or filed with the Mayor, City Secretary or any other official of the City on or prior to the date of the passage of this Ordinance; and
WHEREAS, the Council hereby finds and determines the certificates of obligation described in the aforesaid notice should be issued and sold at this time in the amount and manner as hereinafter provided; now, therefore,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CENTER:
SECTION 1: Authorization - Designation - Principal Amount Purpose. Certificates of obligation amount of $of the City shall be and are hereby authorized to be issued in the aggregate principal 4,i
o00 nnn, to be designated and bear the title " COMBINATION CITY OF CENTER, TEXAS, TAX AND WATERWORKS AND SEWER SYSTEM ( REVENUE LIMITED PLEDGE) CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION, SERIES 2016" ( Certificates"), for the hereinafter referred to as the
purpose of
construction of
paying contractual obligations to be incurred for ( 1) the public works, to wit: ( a) constructing, acquiring, purchasing, enlarging, equipping, and renovating, improving water and sewer system properties and facilities, ( b) park improvements, including the acquisition of land and rights-of-way therefor; and ( c) municipal airport improvements and ( 2) professional services rendered in connection with such projects
and purposes and the financing thereof, pursuant to authority conferred by and in conformity
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with the Constitution and laws of the State of Texas, including Texas Local Government Code,
Subchapter C of Chapter 271, as amended.
SECTION 2: Fully Registered Obligations - Authorized Denominations- Stated
Maturities - Date. The Certificates are issuabie in fully registered form only; shall be dated
June 15, 2016 ( the " Certificate Date") and shall be in denominations of $ 5,000 or any integral
multiple thereof( within a Stated Maturity) and the Certificates shall become due and payable on
August 15 in each of the years and in principal amounts ( the " Stated Maturities") and bear
interest at the per annum rate(s) in accordance with the following schedule:
Year of Principal Interest
Stated Maturity Amount Rate
2017 130,000
2018 155,000
2019 165,000
2020 165,000
2021 170, 000
2022 170,000
2023 180, 000
2024 185,000
2025 190,000
2026 195,000
2027 200,000
2028 210,000
2029 215,000
2030 220,000
2031 225,000
2032 230,000
2033 235,000
2034 240,000
2035 255,000
2036 265,000
The Certificates shall bear interest on the unpaid principal amounts from the Certificate
Date at the rates per annum shown above in this Section ( calculated on the basis of a 360-day year of twelve 30-day months); and such interest shall be payable on February 15 and
August 15 of each year, commencing February 15, 2017 until maturity or prior redemption.
SECTION 3: Terms of Payment - Paving Aaent/Registrar. The principal of, premium, if
any, and the interest on the Certificates, due and payable by reason of maturity, redemption or
otherwise, shall be payable only to the registered owners or holders of the Certificates
hereinafter called the "Holders") appearing on the registration and transfer books maintained by
the Paying Agent/Registrar and the payment thereof shall be in any coin or currency of the
United States of America which at the time of payment is legal tender for the payment of public
and private debts, and shall be without exchange or collection charges to the Holders.
The selection and appointment of BOKF, NA, Austin, Texas to serve as Paying Agent/Registrar for the Certificates is hereby approved and confirmed. Books and records
relating to the registration, payment, transfer and exchange of the Certificates ( the " Security Register") shall at all times be kept and maintained on behalf of the City by the Paying
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Agent/Registrar, as provided herein and in accordance with the terms and provisions of a
Paying Agent/Registrar Agreement," substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A,
and such reasonable rules and regulations as the Paying Agent/Registrar and the City may
prescribe. The Mayor or Mayor Pro Tem and City Secretary are authorized to execute and
deliver such Agreement in connection with the delivery of the Certificates. The City covenants
to maintain and provide a Paying Agent/Registrar at all times until the Certificates are paid and
discharged, and any successor Paying Agent/Registrar shalt be a commercial bank or trust
company organized under the laws of the State of Texas, financial institution or other entity duly
qualified and legally authorized to serve in such capacity and perform the duties and services of
Paying Agent/Registrar. Upon any change in the Paying Agent/Registrar for the Certificates,
the City agrees to promptly cause a written notice thereof to be sent to each Holder by United
States Mail, first class postage prepaid, which notice shall also give the address of the new
Paying Agent/Registrar.
Principal of and premium, if any, on the Certificates shall be payable at the Stated
Maturities or upon prior redemption thereof only upon presentation and surrender of the
Certificates to the Paying Agent/Registrar at its designated offices initially in St. Paul,
Minnesota, or with respect to a successor Paying Agent/Registrar, at the designated offices of
such successor (the " Designated Payment/Transfer Office"). Interest on the Certificates shall
be paid to the Holders whose names appear in the Security Register at the close of business on
the Record Date ( the last business day of the month next preceding each interest payment
date) and shall be paid by the Paying Agent/Registrar (i) by check sent United States Mail, first
class postage prepaid, to the address of the Holder recorded in the Security Register or (ii) by
such other method, acceptable to the Paying Agent/Registrar, requested by, and at the risk and
expense of, the Holder. If the date for the payment of the principal of or interest on the
Certificates shall be a Saturday, Sunday, a legal holiday, or a day when banking institutions in
the city where the Designated Payment/Transfer Office of the Paying Agent/Registrar is located
are authorized by law or executive order to close, then the date for such payment shall be the
next succeeding day which is not such a Saturday, Sunday, legal holiday, or day when banking
institutions are authorized to close; and payment on such date shall have the same force and
effect as if made on the original date payment was due.
In the event of a nonpayment of interest on a scheduled payment date, and for thirty( 30)
days thereafter, a new record date for such interest payment ( a " Special Record Date") will be
established by the Paying Agent/Registrar, if and when funds for the payment of such interest
have been received from the City. Notice of the Special Record Date and of the scheduled
payment date of the past due interest (which shall be 15 days after the Special Record Date)
shall be sent at least five ( 5) business days prior to the Special Record Date by United States
Mail, first class postage prepaid, to the address of each Holder appearing on the Security
Register at the close of business on the last business day next preceding the date of mailing of
such notice.
SECTION 4: Redemption.
a) Optional Redemption. The Certificates having Stated Maturities on and after
August 15, 2026 shall be subject to redemption prior to maturity, at the option of the City, in
whole or in part in principal amounts of $5,000 or any integral multiple thereof (and if within a
Stated Maturity by lot by the Paying Agent/Registrar), on February 15, 2026, or on any date
thereafter at the redemption price of par plus accrued interest to the date of redemption.
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At least forty-five ( 45) days prior to a redemption date for the Certificates ( unless a
shorter notification period shall be satisfactory to the Paying Agent/Registrar), the City shall
notify the Paying Agent/Registrar of the decision to redeem Certificates, the principal amount of
each Stated Maturity to be redeemed, and the date of redemption therefor. The decision of the
City to exercise the right to redeem Certificates shall be entered in the minutes of the governing
body of the City.
b) Mandatory Redemption. The Certificates maturing on August 15, 20_, August
15, 20—, and August 15, 20 ( the " Term Certificates") shall be subject to mandatory
redemption in part prior to maturity at the redemption price of par and accrued interest to the
date of redemption on the respective dates and in the principal amounts as follows:
Term Certificates due August 15, 20 Term Certificates due August 15, 20
Redemption Date Principal Amount Redemption Date Principal Amount
August 15, 20 000 August 15, 20 000
August 15, 20 000 August 15, 20 000
August 15, 20 000 August 15, 20 000
August 15, 20 000 (maturity) August 15, 20 000 (maturity)
Term Certificates due August 15, 20
Redemption Date Principal Amount
August 15, 20 000
August 15, 20 000
August 15, 20 000 ( maturity)
Approximately forty-five (45) days prior to each mandatory redemption date for the Term
Certificates, the Paying Agent/Registrar shall select by lot, or by any other customary method
that results in a random selection, the numbers of the Term Certificates within the applicable
Stated Maturity to be redeemed on the next following August 15 from moneys set aside for that
purpose in the Certificate Fund ( as hereinafter defined). Any Term Certificates not selected for
prior redemption shall be paid on the date of their Stated Maturity.
The principal amount of the Term Certificates for a given Stated Maturity required to be
redeemed on a mandatory redemption date may be reduced, at the option of the City, by the
principal amount of Term Certificates of like Stated Maturity which, at least fifty( 50) days prior to
the mandatory redemption date, ( 1) shall have been acquired by the City at a price not
exceeding the principal amount of such Term Certificates plus accrued interest to the date of
purchase thereof, and delivered to the Paying Agent/Registrar for cancellation, or( 2) shall have
been redeemed pursuant to the optional redemption provisions set forth in subparagraph ( a) of
this Section and not theretofore credited against a mandatory redemption requirement.
c) Selection of Certificates for Redemption. If less than all Outstanding Certificates
of the same Stated Maturity are to be redeemed on a redemption date, the Paying
Agent/Registrar shall treat such Certificates as representing the number of Certificates
Outstanding which is obtained by dividing the principal amount of such Certificates by $ 5,000
and shall select the Certificates to be redeemed within such Stated Maturity by lot or by any
other customary method that results in a random selection.
d) Notice of Redemption. Not less than thirty ( 30) days prior to a redemption date
for the Certificates, a notice of redemption shall be sent by United States Mail, first class
postage prepaid, in the name of the City and at the City's expense, to each Holder of a
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Certificate to be redeemed in whole or in part at the address of the Holder appearing on the
Security Register at the close of business on the business day next preceding the date of
mailing such notice, and any notice of redemption so mailed shall be conclusively presumed to
have been duly given irrespective of whether received by the Holder.
All notices of redemption shall ( i) specify the date of redemption for the Certificates,
ii) identify the Certificates to be redeemed and, in the case of a portion of the principal amount
to be redeemed, the principal amount thereof to be redeemed, (iii) state the redemption price,
iv) state that the Certificates, or the portion of the principal amount thereof to be redeemed,
shall become due and payable on the redemption date specified and the interest thereon, or on
the portion of the principal amount thereof to be redeemed, shall cease to accrue from and after
the redemption date, provided moneys sufficient for the payment of such Certificate ( or the
principal amount thereof to be redeemed) at the then applicable redemption price are held for
the purpose of such payment by the Paying Agent/Registrar, and ( v) specify that payment of the
redemption price for the Certificates, or the principal amount thereof to be redeemed, shall be
made at the Designated Payment/Transfer Office of the Paying Agent/Registrar only upon
presentation and surrender of the Certificates. If a Certificate is subject by its terms to prior
redemption and has been called for redemption and notice of redemption has been duly given
as hereinabove provided, such Certificate( or the principal amount thereof to be redeemed) shall
become due and payable, and interest thereon shall cease to accrue from and after the
redemption date therefor, provided moneys sufficient for the payment of such Certificate ( or of
the principal amount thereof to be redeemed) at the then applicable redemption price are held
for the purpose of such payment by the Paying Agent/Registrar.
e) Conditional Notice of Redemption. With respect to any optional redemption of
the Certificates, unless certain prerequisites to such redemption required by this Ordinance
have been met and moneys sufficient to pay the principal of and premium, if any, and interest
on the Certificates to be redeemed shall have been received by the Paying Agent/Registrar prior
to the giving of such notice of redemption, such notice may state that said redemption is
conditional upon the satisfaction of such prerequisites and receipt of such moneys by the
Paying Agent/Registrar on or prior to the date fixed for such redemption. If a conditional notice
of redemption is given and such prerequisites to the redemption are not satisfied or sufficient
moneys are not received, such notice shall be of no force and effect, the City shall not redeem
such Certificates and the Paying Agent/Registrar shall give notice, in the manner in which the
notice of redemption was given, to the effect that the Certificates have not been redeemed.
SECTION 5: Registration - Transfer - Exchange of Certificates - Predecessor
Certificates. The Paying Agent/Registrar shall obtain, record and maintain in the Security
Register the name and address of each and every owner of the Certificates issued under and
pursuant to the provisions of this Ordinance, or if appropriate, the nominee thereof. Any
Certificate may be transferred or exchanged for Certificates of other authorized denominations
by the Holder, in person or by his duly authorized agent, upon surrender of such Certificate to
the Paying Agent/ Registrar for cancellation, accompanied by a written instrument of transfer or
request for exchange duly executed by the Holder or by his duly authorized agent, in form
satisfactory to the Paying Agent/Registrar.
Upon surrender of any Certificate ( other than the Initial Certificate(s) authorized in
Section 8 hereof) for transfer at the Designated Payment/Transfer Office of the Paying
Agent/Registrar, the Paying Agent/Registrar shall register and deliver, in the name of the
designated transferee or transferees, one or more new Certificates of authorized denominations
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and having the same Stated Maturity and of a like aggregate principal amount as the Certificate
or Certificates surrendered for transfer.
At the option of the Holder, Certificates ( other than the Initial Certificate(s) authorized in
Section 8) may be exchanged for other Certificates of authorized denominations and having the
same Stated Maturity, bearing the same rate of interest and of like aggregate principal amount
as the Certificates surrendered for exchange, upon surrender of the Certificates to be
exchanged at the Designated Payment/Transfer Office of the Paying Agent/Registrar.
Whenever any Certificates are surrendered for exchange, the Paying Agent/Registrar shall
register and deliver new Certificates to the Holder requesting the exchange.
All Certificates issued in any transfer or exchange of Certificates shall be delivered to the
Holders at the Designated Payment/Transfer Office of the Paying Agent/Registrar or sent by
United States Mail, first class, postage prepaid to the Holders, and, upon the registration and
delivery thereof, the same shall be the valid obligations of the City, evidencing the same
obligation to pay, and entitled to the same benefits under this Ordinance, as the Certificates
surrendered in such transfer or exchange.
All transfers or exchanges of Certificates pursuant to this Section shall be made without
expense or service charge to the Holder, except as otherwise herein provided, and except that
the Paying Agent/Registrar shall require payment by the Holder requesting such transfer or
exchange of any tax or other governmental charges required to be paid with respect to such
transfer or exchange.
Certificates cancelled by reason of an exchange or transfer pursuant to the provisions
hereof are hereby defined to be " Predecessor Certificates," evidencing all or a portion, as the
case may be, of the same obligation to pay evidenced by the new Certificate or Certificates
registered and delivered in the exchange or transfer. Additionally, the term " Predecessor
Certificates" shall include any mutilated, lost, destroyed, or stolen Certificate for which a
replacement Certificate has been issued, registered and delivered in lieu thereof pursuant to the
provisions of Section 20 hereof and such new replacement Certificate shall be deemed to
evidence the same obligation as the mutilated, lost, destroyed, or stolen Certificate.
Neither the City nor the Paying Agent/ Registrar shall be required to issue or transfer to
an assignee of a Holder any Certificate called for redemption, in whole or in part, within 45 days
of the date fixed for the redemption of such Certificate; provided, however, such limitation on
transferability shall not be applicable to an exchange by the Holder of the unredeemed balance
of a Certificate called for redemption in part.
SECTION 6: Book-Entry-Only Transfers and Transactions. Notwithstanding the
provisions contained in Sections 3, 4, and 5 of this Ordinance relating to the payment, transfer,
and exchange of the Certificates, the City hereby approves and authorizes the use of " BookEntry-Only"
securities clearance, settlement and transfer system provided by The Depository
Trust Company (" DTC"), a limited purpose trust company organized under the laws of the State
of New York, in accordance with the operational arrangements referenced in the Blanket Issuer
Letter of Representations by and between the City and DTC (the "Depository Agreement").
Pursuant to the Depository Agreement and the rules of DTC, the Certificates shall be
deposited with DTC who shall hold said Certificates for its participants (the " DTC Participants").
While the Certificates are held by DTC under the Depository Agreement, the Holder of the
Certificates on the Security Register for all purposes, including payment and notices, shall be
ti
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Cede & Co., as nominee of DTC, notwithstanding the ownership of each actual purchaser or
owner of each Certificate (the " Beneficial Owners") being recorded in the records of DTC and
DTC Participants.
In the event DTC determines to discontinue serving as securities depository for the
Certificates or otherwise ceases to provide book-entry clearance and settlement of securities
transactions in general or the City determines that DTC is incapable of properly discharging its
duties as securities depository for the Certificates, the City covenants and agrees with the
Holders of the Certificates to cause Certificates to be printed in definitive form and issued
and delivered to DTC,Participants and Beneficial Owners, as the case may be. Thereafter, the
Certificates in definitive form shall be assigned, transferred and exchanged on the Security
Register maintained by the Paying Agent/Registrar and payment of such Certificates shall be
made in accordance with the provisions of Sections 3, 4 and 5 of this Ordinance.
SECTION 7: Execution - Registration. The Certificates shall be executed on behalf of
the City by the Mayor or Mayor Pro Tern under its seal reproduced or impressed thereon and
countersigned by the City Secretary. The signature of said officers on the Certificates may be
manual or facsimile. Certificates bearing the manual or facsimile signatures of individuals who
are or were the proper officers of the City on the date of the adoption of this Ordinance shall be
deemed to be duly executed on behalf of the City, notwithstanding that one or more of the
individuals executing the same shall cease to be such officer at the time of delivery of the
Certificates to the initial purchaser(s) and with respect to Certificates delivered in subsequent
exchanges and transfers, all as authorized and provided in Texas Government Code, Chapter
1201, as amended.
No Certificate shall be entitled to any right or benefit under this Ordinance, or be valid or
obligatory for any purpose, unless there appears on such Certificate either a certificate of
registration substantially in the form provided in Section 9(c), manually executed by the
Comptroller of Public Accounts of the State of Texas, or his or her duly authorized agent, or a
certificate of registration substantially in the form provided in Section 9(d), manually executed by
an authorized officer, employee or representative of the Paying Agent/Registrar, and either such
certificate duly signed upon any Certificate shall be conclusive evidence, and the only evidence,
that such Certificate has been duly certified, registered and delivered.
SECTION 8: Initial Certificate(s). The Certificates herein authorized shall be initially
issued either ( i) as a single fully-registered certificate in the total principal amount stated in
Section 1 above with principal installments to become due and payable as provided in Section 2
and numbered T- 1, or (ii) as multiple fully registered certificates, being one certificate for each
year of maturity ih the applicable principal amount and denomination and to be numbered
consecutively from T- 1 and upward ( the " Initial Certificate( s)") and, in either case, the Initial
Certificate( s) shall be registered in the name of the initial purchasers or the designee thereof.
The Initial Certificate(s) shall be submitted to the Office of the Attorney General of the State of
Texas for approval, certified and registered by the Office of the Comptroller of Public Accounts
of the State of Texas and delivered to the initial purchasers, or the designee thereof. Any time
after the delivery of the Initial Certificate(s) and pursuant to written instructions from the initial
purchasers, or the designee thereof, the Paying Agent/Registrar shall cancel the Initial
Certificate(s) and exchange it for the definitive Certificates of authorized denominations, Stated
Maturities, principal amounts and bearing applicable interest rates for transfer and delivery to
the Holders named at the addresses identified for such purpose; all pursuant to and in
accordance with such written instructions from the initial purchasers, or the designee thereof,
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and such other information and documentation as the Paying Agent/Registrar may reasonably
require.
SECTION 9: Forms.
a) Forms Generally. The Certificates, the Registration Certificate of the Comptroller
of Public Accounts of the State of Texas, the Registration Certificate of Paying Agent/Registrar,
and the form of Assignment to be printed on each of the Certificates, shall be substantially in the
forms set forth in this Section with such appropriate insertions, omissions, substitutions and
other variations as are permitted or required by this Ordinance and may have such letters,
numbers or other marks of identification ( including identifying numbers and letters of the
Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures of the American Bankers
Association) and such legends and endorsements ( including insurance legends in the event the
Certificates, or any maturities thereof, are purchased with insurance and any reproduction of an
opinion of counsel) thereon as may, consistently herewith, be established by the City or
determined by the officers executing such Certificates as evidenced by their execution. Any
portion of the text of any Certificates may be set forth on the reverse thereof, with an
appropriate reference thereto on the face of the certificate.
The definitive Certificates and the Initial Certificate( s) shall be printed, lithographed,
engraved, typewritten, photocopied or otherwise reproduced in any other similar manner, all as
determined by the officers executing such Certificates as evidenced by their execution.
b) Form of Definitive Certificates.
REGISTERED REGISTERED
NO.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
STATE OF TEXAS
CITY OF CENTER, TEXAS, COMBINATION
TAX AND WATERWORKS AND SEWER SYSTEM (LIMITED PLEDGE) REVENUE
CERTIFICATE OF OBLIGATION,
SERIES 2016
Certificate Date: Interest Rate: Stated Maturity: CUSIP NO:
June 15, 2016 August 15, 20
Registered Owner:
Principal Amount:
The City of Center( hereinafter referred to as the "City"), a body corporate and municipal
corporation in the County of Shelby, State of Texas, for value received, acknowledges itself
indebted to and hereby promises to pay to the Registered Owner named above, or the
registered assigns thereof, on the Stated Maturity date specified above the Principal Amount
hereinabove stated (or so much thereof as shall not have been paid upon prior redemption), and
to pay interest on the unpaid principal amount hereof from the interest payment date next
preceding the " Registration Date" of this Certificate appearing below ( unless this Certificate
bears a ' Registration Date" as of an interest payment date, in which case it shall bear interest
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from such date, or unless the " Registration Date" of this Certificate is prior to the initial interest
payment date in which case it shall bear interest from the Certificate Date) at the per annum
rate of interest specified above computed on the basis of a 360-day year of twelve 30-day
months; such interest being payable on February 15 and August 15 in each year, commencing
February 15, 2017, until maturity or prior redemption. Principal of this Certificate is payable at
its Stated Maturity or upon its prior redemption to the registered owner hereof, upon
presentation and surrender, at the Designated Payment/Transfer Office of the Paying
Agent/Registrar executing the registration certificate appearing hereon, or its successor;
provided, however, while this Certificate is registered to Cede & Co., the payment of principal
upon a partial redemption of the principal amount hereof may be accomplished without
presentation and surrender of this Certificate. Interest is payable to the registered owner of this
Certificate ( or one or more Predecessor Certificates, as defined in the Ordinance hereinafter
referenced) whose name appears on the " Security Register" maintained by the Paying
Agent/Registrar at the close of business on the " Record Date", which is the last business day of
the month next preceding each interest payment date, and interest shall be paid by the Paying
Agent/Registrar by check sent United States Mail, first class postage prepaid, to the address of
the registered owner recorded in the Security Register or by such other method, acceptable to
the Paying Agent/Registrar, requested by, and at the risk and expense of, the registered owner.
If the date for a payment of the principal of or interest on the Certificates shall be a Saturday,
Sunday, a legal holiday, or a day when banking institutions in the city where the Designated
Payment/ Transfer Office of the Paying Agent/Registrar is located are authorized by law or
executive order to close, then the date for such payment shall be the next succeeding day which
is not such a Saturday, Sunday, legal holiday, or day when banking institutions are authorized to
close; and payment on such date shall have the same force and effect as if made on the original
date payment was due. All payments of principal of and interest on this Certificate shall be
without exchange or collection charges to the owner hereof and in any coin or currency of the
United States of America which at the time of payment is legal tender for the payment of public
and private debts.
This Certificate is one of the series specified in its title issued in the aggregate principal
amount of $ herein referred to as the " Certificates") for the purpose of paying
contractual obligations to be incurred for ( 1) the construction of public works, to wit: (a)
constructing, acquiring, purchasing, renovating, enlarging, equipping, and improving water and
sewer system properties and facilities, ( b) park improvements, including the acquisition of land
and rights-of-way therefor; and (c) municipal airport improvements and ( 2) professional services
rendered in connection with such projects and purposes and the financing thereof, under and in
strict conformity with the Constitution and laws of the State of Texas, particularly Texas Local
Government Code, Subchapter C of Chapter 271, as amended, and pursuant to an Ordinance
adopted by the City Council of the City (herein referred to as the "Ordinance").
The Certificates maturing on the dates hereinafter identified ( the "Term Certificates") are
subject to mandatory redemption prior to maturity with funds on deposit in the Certificate Fund
established and maintained for the payment thereof in the Ordinance, and shall be redeemed in
part prior to maturity at the price of par and accrued interest thereon to the mandatory
redemption date on the respective dates and in principal amounts as follows:
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Term Certificates due August"15, 20 Term Certificates due August 15, 20
Redemption Date Principal Amount Redemption Date Principal Amount
August 15, 20 000 August 15, 20 000
August 15, 20 000 August 15, 20 000
August 15, 20 000 August 15, 20 000
August 15, 20 000 (maturity) August 15, 20 000 (maturity)
Term Certificates due August 15, 20
Redemption Date Principal Amount
August 15, 20 000
August 15, 20 000
August 15, 20 000 (maturity)
The particular Term Certificates of a given Stated Maturity required to be redeemed
each redemption date shall be chosen by lot, or by any other customary method that results in a
random selection, by the Paying Agent/Registrar; provided, however, that the principal amount
of Term Certificates for a Stated Maturity required to be redeemed on a mandatory redemption
date may be reduced, at the option of the City, by the principal amount of Term Certificates of
like Stated Maturity which, at least fifty ( 50) days prior to the mandatory redemption date, ( 1)
shall have been acquired by the City at a price not exceeding the principal amount of such Term
Certificates plus accrued interest to the date of purchase thereof, and delivered to the Paying
Agent/Registrar for cancellation, or ( 2) shall have been redeemed pursuant to the optional
redemption provisions appearing below and not theretofore credited against a mandatory
redemption requirement.
The Certificates maturing on and after August 15, 2026, may be redeemed prior to their
Stated Maturities, at the option of the City, in whole or in part in principal amounts of$ 5,000 or
any integral multiple thereof ( and if within a Stated Maturity by lot by the Paying
Agent/Registrar), on February 15, 2026, or on any date thereafter, at the redemption price of
par, together with accrued interest to the date of redemption.
At least thirty (30) days prior to a redemption date, the City shall cause a written notice
of such redemption to be sent by United States Mail, first class postage prepaid, to the
registered owners of each Certificate to be redeemed at the address shown on the Security
Register and subject to the terms and provisions relating thereto contained in the Ordinance. If
a Certificate (or any portion of its principal sum) shall have been duly called for redemption and
notice of such redemption duly given, then upon the redemption date such Certificate ( or the
portion of its principal sum to be redeemed) shall become due and payable, and, if moneys for
the payment of the redemption price and the interest accrued on the principal amount to be
redeemed to the date of redemption are held for the purpose of such payment by the Paying
Agent/Registrar, interest shall cease to accrue and be payable from and after the redemption
date on the principal amount redeemed.
In the event a portion of the principal amount of a Certificate is to be redeemed and the
registered owner is someone other than Cede & Co., payment of the redemption price of such
principal amount shall be made to the registered owner only upon presentation and surrender of
such Certificate to the Designated Payment/Transfer Office of the Paying Agent/Registrar, and a
new Certificate or Certificates of like maturity and interest rate in any authorized denominations
provided by the Ordinance for the then unredeemed balance of the principal sum thereof will be
issued to the registered owner, without charge. If a Certificate is selected for redemption, in
whole or in part, the City and the Paying Agent/Registrar shall not be required to transfer such
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Certificate to an assignee of the registered owner within forty-five ( 45) days of the redemption
date therefor, provided, however, such limitation on transferability shall not be applicable to an
exchange by the registered owner of the unredeemed balance of a Certificate redeemed in part.
With respect to any optional redemption of the Certificates, unless certain prerequisites
to such redemption required by the Ordinance have been met and moneys sufficient to pay the
principal of and premium, if any, and interest on the Certificates to be redeemed shall have
been received by the Paying Agent/Registrar prior to the giving of such notice of redemption,
such notice may state that said redemption is conditional upon the satisfaction of such
prerequisites and receipt of such moneys by the Paying Agent/Registrar on or prior to the date
fixed for such redemption. If a conditional notice of redemption is given and such prerequisites
to the redemption are not satisfied or sufficient moneys are not received, such notice shall be of
no force and effect, the City shall not redeem such Certificates and the Paying Agent/ Registrar
shall give notice, in the manner in which the notice of redemption was given, to the effect that
the Certificates have not been redeemed
The Certificates are payable from the proceeds of an ad valorem tax levied, within the
limitations prescribed by law, upon all taxable property in the City and from a limited pledge of
the Net Revenues ( as defined in the Ordinance) of the City's combined Waterworks and Sewer
System ( the " System"), such pledge of the Net Revenues for the payment of the Certificates
being limited to an amount of$ 1, 000 and being junior and subordinate to the lien on and pledge
of the Net Revenues securing the payment of " Prior Lien Obligations" ( as defined in the
Ordinance) now outstanding and hereafter issued by the City. In the Ordinance, the City
reserves and retains the right to issue Prior Lien Obligations while the Certificates are
outstanding without limitation as to principal amount but subject to any terms, conditions or
restrictions as may be applicable thereto under law or otherwise, as well as the right to issue
Additional Obligations (identified and defined in the Ordinance) payable from the same sources
as the Certificates and, together with the Certificates, equally and ratably secured by a parity
lien on and pledge of the Net Revenues of the System.
Reference is hereby made to the Ordinance, a copy of which is on file in the Designated
Payment/ Transfer Office of the Paying Agent/Registrar, and to all the provisions of which the
owner or holder of this Certificate by the acceptance hereof hereby assents, for definitions of
terms; the description of and the nature and extent of the tax levied for the payment of the
Certificates; the nature and extent of the pledge of the Net Revenues securing the payment of
the Certificates; the terms and conditions relating to the transfer or exchange of this Certificate;
the conditions upon which the Ordinance may be amended or supplemented with or without the
consent of the Holders; the rights, duties, and obligations of the City and the Paying
Agent/Registrar; the terms and provisions upon which the tax levy and the pledge of the Net
Revenues and covenants made in the Ordinance may be discharged at or prior to the maturity
of this Certificate, and this Certificate deemed to be no longer Outstanding thereunder; and for
the other terms and provisions contained therein. Capitalized terms used herein have the
meanings assigned in the Ordinance.
This Certificate, subject to certain limitations contained in the Ordinance, may be
transferred on the Security Register only upon its presentation and surrender at the Designated
Payment/Transfer Office of the Paying Agent/Registrar, with the Assignment hereon duly
endorsed by, or accompanied by a written instrument of transfer in form satisfactory to the
Paying Agent/Registrar duly executed by, the registered owner hereof, or his duly authorized
agent. When a transfer on the Security Register occurs, one or more new fully registered
Certificates of the same Stated Maturity, of authorized denominations, bearing the same rate of
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interest, and of the same aggregate principal amount will be issued by the Paying
Agent/Registrar to the designated transferee or transferees.
The City and the Paying Agent/Registrar, and any agent of either, shall treat the
registered owner whose name appears on the Security Register (i) on the Record Date as the
owner entitled to payment of interest hereon, ( ii) on the date of surrender of this Certificate as
the owner entitled to payment of principal hereof at its Stated Maturity or upon its prior
redemption, in whole or in part, and ( iii) on any other date as the owner for all other purposes,
and neither the City nor the Paying Agent/Registrar, or any agent of either, shall be affected by
notice to the contrary. In the event of nonpayment of interest on a scheduled payment date and
for thirty ( 30) days thereafter, a new record date for such interest payment ( a " Special Record
Date") will be established by the Paying Agent/Registrar, if and when funds for the payment of
such interest have been received from the City. Notice of the Special Record Date and of the
scheduled payment date of the past due interest ( which shall be 15 days after the Special
Record Date) shall be sent at least five ( 5) business days prior to the Special Record Date by
United States Mail, first class postage prepaid, to the address of each Holder appearing on the
Security Register at the close of business on the last business day next preceding the date of
mailing of such notice.
It is hereby certified, recited, represented and declared that the City is a body corporate
and political subdivision duly organized and legally existing under and by virtue of the
Constitution and laws of the State of Texas; that the issuance of the Certificates is duly
authorized by law; that all acts, conditions and things required to exist and be done precedent to
and in the issuance of the Certificates to render the same lawful and valid obligations of the City
have been properly done, have happened and have been performed in regular and due time,
form and manner as required by the Constitution and laws of the State of Texas, and the
Ordinance; that the Certificates do not exceed any Constitutional or statutory limitation; and that
due provision has been made for the payment of the principal of and interest on the Certificates
as aforestated. In case any provision in this Certificate shall be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable,
the validity, legality, and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be
affected or impaired thereby. The terms and provisions of this Certificate and the Ordinance
shall be construed in accordance with and shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the City Council of the City has caused this Certificate to be
duly executed under the official seal of the City.
CITY OF CENTER, TEXAS
Mayor
COUNTERSIGNED:
City Secretary
SEAL)
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c) Form of Registration Certificate of Comptroller of Public Accounts to appear on
Initial Certificate(s) only.
REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE OF
COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER
OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS REGISTER NO.
THE STATE OF TEXAS
I HEREBY CERTIFY that this Certificate has been examined, certified as to validity and
approved by the Attorney General of the State of Texas, and duly registered by the Comptroller
of Public Accounts of the State of Texas.
WITNESS my signature and seal of office this
Comptroller of Public Accounts
of the State of Texas
SEAL)
d) Form of Certificate of Paving Agent/Registrar to appear on Definitive Certificates
only.
REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE OF PAYING AGENT/REGISTRAR
This Certificate has been. duly issued and registered under the provisions of the withinmentioned
Ordinance; the certificate or certificates of the above entitled and designated series
originally delivered having been approved by the Attorney General of the State of Texas and
registered by the Comptroller of Public Accounts, as shown by the records of the Paying
Agent/Registrar.
The designated offices of the Paying Agent/Registrar located in St. Paul, Minnesota, is
the "Designated Payment/Transfer Office" for this Certificate.
BOKF, NA, Austin, Texas
Registration Date:
By
Authorized Signature
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e) Form of Assignment.
ASSIGNMENT
FOR VALUE RECEIVED the undersigned hereby sells, assigns and transfers unto (Print
or typewrite name, address and zip code of transferee):
Social Security or other identifying number the within
Certificate and all rights thereunder, and hereby irrevocably constitutes and appoints
attorney to transfer the
within Certificate on the books kept for registration thereof, with full power of substitution in the
premises.
DATED:
NOTICE: The signature on this
Signature guaranteed: assignment must correspond with the
name of the registered owner as it
appears on the face of the within
Certificate in every particular.
f) The Initial Certificate(s) shall be in the form set forth in paragraph ( b) of this
Section except that the heading and first paragraph of the form of a single fully registered Initial
Certificate shall be modified as follows:
REGISTERED REGISTERED
NO. T- 1
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
STATE OF TEXAS
CITY OF CENTER, TEXAS,
COMBINATION TAX AND WATERWORKS AND SEWER SYSTEM( LIMITED PLEDGE)
REVENUE CERTIFICATE OF OBLIGATION,
SERIES 2016
Certificate Date:
June 15, 2016
Registered Owner:
Principal Amount:
The City of Center (hereinafter referred to as the "City"), a body corporate and municipal
corporation in the County of Shelby, State of Texas, for value received, acknowledges itself
indebted to and hereby promises to pay to the Registered Owner named above, or th

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COMMISSIONERS’ COURT SHELBY COUNTY, TEXAS


 

 

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Tenaha School Supplies List


 
Tenaha School Supplies List
 
 
 
PK-3
Regular size backpack
1 pkg. assorted construction paper
1 pkg. Play-Doh brand playdough (4 pack)
6 solid colored folders (no brads)
6 pkgs. of Crayola brand Crayons (16 count)
4 glue sticks
3 rolls paper towels
3 boxes Kleenex
1 standard size nap mat (only if staying for DC)
1 standard size towel (only if staying for DC)
Girls only - 1 pkg. baby wipes
Boys only – 1 pkg. Expo markers
PK-4
Regular size backpack
1 pkg. assorted construction paper
1 pkg. Play-Doh brand playdough (4 pack)
6 solid colored folders (no brads)
4 pkgs. of Crayola brand Crayons (8 count)
4 glue sticks
3 rolls paper towels
1 boxes Kleenex
1 standard size nap mat (NO MAT COVERS)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KINDERGARTEN
1 Fiskar’s child scissors
5  glue sticks 
4            4 boxes Crayola crayons
2 Roll of paper towels
1 Box of Kleenex
4 pink erasers
1 package of Play-Doh
1 1 washable markers
2 1  composition notebook
1            1 package construction paper
1 pencil pouch with clear front
4 plastic folders with brads (pockets at the bottom)
1 package Ticonderoga # 2 pencils
1            1 plastic art box
1 1 package Expo dry erase makers
2 2 packages Wet Wipes
3 Girls      1 box of Gallon size zip lock baggies
3               
4 Boys       
5   1 box of Quart size zip lock baggies
6
7
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FIRST GRADE
4- wide rule composition notebooks
(red, black, green, blue)
12- glue sticks
2- pkg. Ticonderoga #2 pencils(24 count)
5-pkg. crayola crayons
1-rolls paper towels
2- boxes Kleenex
8- big pink erasers
1-Plastic crayon box (not sliding)
4- poly folder with brads
1-3 ring 1” binder (clear pocket in front)
2- package 8 count of black Dry Erase Expo markers
1- Friskar’s child scissors
1- Container Lysol wipes
Individual set of ear buds/headphones
Girls only – 1 box quart size Ziploc bags
Boys only – 1 box gallon size Ziploc bags
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SECOND GRADE
1 - 3 ring 1inch with clear pocket on front
1 - composition books
3 - 24 count boxes of pencils
12 - glue sticks
2 - boxes a 24 crayola crayons
8 - big pink erasers
4 - folders (blue, yellow, orange, and purple)
4 3- boxes of Kleenex
5 1 – pair of scissors
6 1- Roll of paper towels
7 1- pkg of dividers
Individual set of headphones
1- container of Lysol wipes
 
 
 
THIRD GRADE
1 plastic supply box
2- 24 count packages of Ticonderoga #2 pencils
2 packages of cap erasers
2 large glue sticks or 4 small glue sticks
2 box Crayola Crayons (24 count)
1 wide rule spiral one subject notebooks 
4 plastic folders with pockets no brads (2 red, 2 blue)
2 packages of 6 block erasers
1- jumbo pink eraser
2 boxes Kleenex
2 composition journals
1 package of dry erase markers
2 package of wide-ruled notebook paper
2 Rolls of paper towels
8 Girls      1 box of quart size ziplock bags
10              1 package of baby wipes
11 Boys      1 package of Lysol wipes
12              1 box of zip ock gallon bags
13 Individual set of headphones
 
 
 
FOURTH AND FIFTH GRADE
1 Backpack
2 packages of notebook paper
3 packages of #2 pencils
The remainder of the list will be given to your child the first day of school for each individual class.
 

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Missing Woman


 
DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in
locating a missing woman, identified as 21 year old Miranda Whitton of
Logansport, LA.  She was last seen on Monday evening, June 6, 2016, in the
Logansport area.  Whitton is described as a white female, 5'1" tall about
100 lbs with long dark brown or black hair. She was last seen wearing white
shorts with a blue stripe and a black t-shirt with the words "Hurley"
written in blue on the front.  She has been known to have ties in the
Joaquin and the Shelbyville Texas area.  Anyone with information as to the
location of Miranda Whitton is asked to please contact the DeSoto Parish
Sheriff's Office at (318) 872-3956 or local law enforcement as soon as
possible.
 
 
 

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Tiger Weekly


 
Tiger Weekly
 
 
 
Summer Hours - 7:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Thursday.
 
 
 
Hi Friends, 
 
I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed. That's why I've created a classroom project request at DonorsChoose.org, an award-winning charity. 
I'm asking for donations of any size to help my kids. For the next 4 days, any donation you make to my project will be doubled (up to $100). If you know anyone who is passionate about education, please pass this along. Your donation will brighten my students' school year, and you'll get photos and thank yous from our class. 
Check out the exciting things we're up to in my classroom: 
Books Build A Stairway To Learning 
To have your donation matched dollar for dollar, enter the promo code LIFTOFF during checkout. This awesome match offer lasts through June 12. 
My students and I greatly appreciate your support! 
Mrs. Jenkins 
 
 
 
July 4th Celebrating
 
 
 
The Tenaha Businessmen’s Club will again host the July 4th Fireworks at the Tenaha Football Field. 
 
The Girl’s Basketball Team will provide concession.
 
 
 
It is that time of year again, Tenaha Tiger Hall of Honor !!!
 
2016 Induction Year
 
 
 
Inductees:  Four Categories
 
A.     Alumni
 
B.     Athletes
 
C.     Educators
 
D.     Supporters
 
 
 
Inductees may be nominated five years after graduation or have given five years of service to Tenaha ISD.
 
 
 
Class of 2016:  1-2 Honorees nominated by at least 3 TISD Alumni as chosen by the Hall of Honor Committee and approved by the Tenaha Independent School District’s Board of Trustees.
 
 
 
Selection Committee:  Five person committee (2 rotating board members with annual terms and 3 resident Alumni Members) The 2016 members are Brenda Farmer, Carolyn Scull, Bo Morris, Mike Ogden, and David Fallin.
 
 
 
The 12th annual induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the TISD Cafetorium.  
 
All inductees will be introduced to the community during the pre-game ceremony prior to the homecoming game between the Tenaha Tigers and the Grapeland Sandies at a time yet to be determined. 
 
          
 
Timeline:
 
 
 
July 5, 2016                   Nomination forms available (In the Admin Office or on Website)
 
August 12, 2016            Deadline for submitting nominations to Tenaha ISD
 
August 16, 2016            Selections announced
 
October 22, 2016           Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony 
 
                                      Tenaha Tigers vs. Grapeland Sandies 
 
 
 
Nominations to the Hall of Honor must be made by former Tenaha High School Alumni.
 
 
 
We have a few annuals from the years past that we would like for those who missed out or have lost theirs to have.
 
1990; 1992; 1994; 1998; 2000; 2001; 2005-2006; 2006-2007; 2008-2009; 2009-2010; 2010-2011
 
If you would like one of these please contact the administration office at 936-248-5000 ext. 201
 
A small donation would be appreciated and applied to the annual fund but not necessary. Thanks, Ms. Lucas
 
 
 
 
 
Tenaha Youth Center-(936) 332-3581

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Puppet Show at the Center Library


 

 

Today’s puppet show at the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library was put on by Puppet Wise Productions beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Center Library.  After the show CBC interviewed Mr. Raymond Eastman and Mr. Trevor Eastman the brothers have been working with puppets for over 20 years.  The two brothers tour all across Texas going from library to library teaching children the importance of reading and how to deal with bullying.  Mr. Raymond Eastman was trained by the late legendary Puppet Master Pady Blackwood the puppeteer behind Howdy Doody from the old television show Howdy Doody Time. The show ran from 1947 – 1960.  While the show began in black and white it ended in color.  Mr. Eastman’s brother Trevor use to work for Walt-Disney World between 1999 – 2001 doing the Lion King show where he played a variety of characters the main one being Pumba the Warthog. Mr. Raymond Eastman even teaches how to build puppets and he explained the difference between puppets and a martinet, which is puppets don’t have stings while martinets do this make Pinocchio a martinet.     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Center ISD Now Accepting Transfers


 
Center ISD is now accepting transfers in grades K-12 for the 2016-2017 school year.  
 
Forms may be obtained from the Center ISD Administrative Office at 107 PR 605, or visiting the school’s website at www.centerisd.org or calling 598-5642 and the forms can be mailed out to you.
 
The deadline for forms and fees is Monday, August 1, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
 

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Panola College Summer Classes


*PANOLA COLLEGE OFFERS BEGINNING QUICKBOOKS*
 
 
The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education division is offering
a Beginning Quickbooks class on Friday, June 17, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. on the Carthage campus.  The cost of the class is $99.00 and
pre-registration is required.  For more information, contact the Continuing
Education office at 903-693-2067 or email ce@panola.edu.
 
 
 
*PANOLA COLLEGE OFFERS ADVANCED QUICKBOOKS*
 
 
The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education division is offering
an Advanced Quickbooks class on Friday, July 8, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. on the Carthage campus.  The cost of the class is $99.00 and
pre-registration is required.  For more information, contact the Continuing
Education office at 903-693-2067 or email ce@panola.edu.
 

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Library announces Summer Reading Program


 
Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library announces Summer Reading Program
 
CENTER, TEXAS – June 2, 2016 – On your Mark, Get Set…Read!  School is out and summer vacation is here, so it’s time to get ready for a fun-filled summer with the new 2016 Summer Reading Program beginning Thursday, June 9 through Friday, July 8 at the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library. The Summer Reading Program is being sponsored for the second year by the Center Noon Lions Club.  The reading program is open to children ages 4 to 13 years of age.
To participate in the Summer Reading Program, children must keep a reading log that lists the book titles or a time log that lists how much time they spent reading.  Summer Reading Program Reading Time Logs may be picked up now at the library and must be completed and turned in to the librarian by Friday, July 8, 2016.  Children may select books from the library or from other sources to read and may join at any time during the month of June.  An Awards Ceremony and Party will be held in July for those participates who return their reading logs to the library.
In addition to a summer of great reading, the library has scheduled fun events for the following age categories:  
 
Children Ages 4-8 Years:
Thursday, June 9, 2016 – 10:30 a.m. – Puppet Wise
Thursday, June 16, 2016 – 10:30 a.m. – Creature Teacher
Thursday, June 23, 2016 – 10:30 a.m. – Hiram Harrison, Athletic Coach on Fitness
Thursday, June 30, 2016 – 10:30 a.m – Dru Woods
Friday, July 8, 2016 – 10:30 a.m. – Julian Franklin, Magician
 
Tweens Ages 9-13 Years:
Thursday, June 9, 2016 – 2:00 p.m. – “Caught Being a Good Friend”
Thursday, June 16, 2016 – 2:00 p.m. – Creature Teacher 
Thursday, June 23, 2016 – 2:00 p.m. – “Write Your Own Story”
Thursday, June 30, 2016 – 2:00 p.m. - Hiram Harrison, Athletic Coach on Fitness
Friday, July 8, 2016 – 10:30 a.m. – Julian Franklin, Magician
 
Details regarding the Summer Reading Program, Reading Time Logs and events can be obtained by contacting Sandra Davis at the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library at (936) 598-5522 or visiting http://centerlibrary.org/.  
 

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Fire At Platinum Tire Video News - Updated -


 

 

 

 

 

 

Early this morning some time before 3:00 a.m. Platinum Tire located on St. Hwy 87 S between Center, TX and Shelbyville, TX caught fire and was completely burnt to the ground by approximately 10:00 a.m. The tire shop owned is owned by Mr. Robbie Sullivan and when asked regarding the cause he stated " He did not know".  Center Fire Department and Shelbyville fire department both arrived on scene to help contain the blaze.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What-A-Melon Contest


 

Don't miss out on the 2016 What-A-Melon Festival Pageant! Boys ages 0-5 and girls ages 0-19 will wear their favorite summer or watermelon attire on the stage under the big tent Saturday, July 9 during the festival on the downtown square in Center.  Wiggins Watermelons will be giving 2 Cash Scholarships for $250 each to the highest scores in 0-5 and 6-19 years.  For more information and entry forms call Tonya at 590-0120 or Shelia at 572-1321, go by M&M Insurance in Hurst St to pick up an entry form or go to Baileys Pageants Facebook page for information. Early entry discount has been extended to June 17 and all contestants will receive a rhinestone crown, custom tote bag and candy bag. This is a natural beauty pageant, so only age appropriate makeup.

 

 

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Lydia Missionary Baptist Church Revival


 

Revival Services at Lydia Missionary Baptist Church Sunday, June 12 at 6:00 pm and will continue Monday through Friday at 7:00 pm each night. There will be fellowship following Friday night’s service. Everyone is invited. Evangelist is   Bro. David Long, Pastor of Jackson Baptist Church. Lydia MBC is located on FM 139 in Huxley.  Call Bro. Wes Hall at 936-368-2462 for more information.

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Huxley Helping Hands Food Pantry


 
HUXLEY HELPING HANDS
 
HUXLEY HELPING HANDS, A LOCAL MISSION GROUP FROM THE HUXLEY COMMUNITY, ARE HOLDING A FOOD PANTRY FOR THE RESIDENTS OF SHELBY COUNTY. IT WILL BE HELD THE SECOND SATURDAY OF JUNE 2016.  I.D. & PROOF OF RESIDENCY WILL BE REQUIRED. ONLY (1) BOX PER HOUSEHOLD WILL BE GIVEN. 
DATE: June 11, 2016
TIME: 9:00 A.M. – UNTIL FOOD IS GONE
LOCATION: HILLCREST BAPTIST CHURCH
901 SOUTHVIEW CIRCLE, CENTER TEXAS
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes him should not perish but have everlasting life.    John 3:16
 

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Blue Berry Festival


 
Join big blueberry celebration
 
Weekend includes bluegrass concert and festival
 
 
 
 
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The oldest town in Texas will go "all blueberry" at the  27th Annual Texas Blueberry presented by Tipton Ford-Lincoln. The free admission, family friendly festival is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 11 in downtown Nacogdoches. 
 
"The excitement is building for the magical moment when the festival opens," said Chair Grace Handler. "We are ready to throw the big bash for thousands of guests. All ages are invited, because the variety of activities, contests, vendors and live entertainment acts are sure to please tons of different tastes and interests."
 
A Friday night Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park presented by Rex Perry Autoplex is the lead-in to the blueberry weekend. The concert is also free to attend and begins at 6 p.m. on June 10 in downtown Festival Park.
 
"Make your way to the concert on Friday, and you will get in the blueberry mood with four bluegrass bands performing including The Baker Family and Catahoula Drive," Handler said. "Enjoy the evening with good music, food and friends, and be ready to start the festival day the next morning with a plate of blueberry pancakes."
 
Get the details at www.TexasBlueberryFestival.com, or contact the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, producer of the Texas Blueberry Festival, at 936-560-5533.
 
List of events, food and entertainment at the 27th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Tipton Ford-Lincoln:
 
ENTERTAINMENT
Ford Innovation Lab
Tricentennial Flashbacks celebrating Nacogdoches' 300-year anniversary
Three Live Entertainment Stages
Pet Parade
Cookin' Up the Blues
Nacogdoches Film Screenings
Bob Murphey Bye Bye Blues Show
 
FOOD
Pick-Your-Own Blueberries
Fresh Blueberries for Sale
Blueberry Hill Soda & Sweet Shoppe
Kiwanis Blueberry Pancake Breakfast
Cookin' Up the Blues 
Festival Goodies
 
EVENTS / COMPETITIONS
Hug A Hero
Running of the Blueberries 5K Run/Walk
Blue Pies Smiling at Me Pie Eating Contest
Blue Washerboard Tournament
Paul Kendrick Memorial 42 Tourney
Vehicle Funcase Car Show
Festival of Quilts
Blueberry Cupcake Battle
 

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Rodeo Queen Contest Results


 

 

Queen - Shanel Waggoner of Horsehoe Bay

 

Princess - Lucinda David of Joaquin

 

Dutchess - Abi Depriest of Tenaha

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In Memory of D - Day


 

The local VFW Post 8904 and the auxilliary honored those who fell in D - Day to give us the right to do what we do today.  I had alot of people in my family served I even served myself in the national guard so I know that we can never thank our troups enough, for our freedom. 

 

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Food Handler’s Training Course to be Offered


 
A food handler’s course, accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services, is being offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.  Food Safety:  It’s In Your Hands will be offered by the Shelby County Extension Office on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the active Shelby County Courthouse, 2nd floor community room in Center, Texas 75935. 
 
This two-hour course is highly recommended for all food service employees to promote the service of safe food.  The course is a basic overview of food safety practices that are necessary to ensure that safe food is served at your establishment.  Practices discussed include good personal hygiene, cross contamination, and time and temperature abuse.
 
To register for this course, contact Jheri-Lynn McSwain, County Extension Agent at 936-598-7744 or jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu.  The cost is $25 per person (check or money order) and must be paid in full before the course begins.  The class is taught in English but Spanish handouts are available if requested in advance.  You can also complete your food handler’s card online at www.foodsafetyonline.tamu.edu.
 

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Citizens Complain of Foul Oder At Fertilizer Plant


 

In Center there have been complaints about the new fertilzer plant, sustainable soil solutions.

 

John Preston, Glenda Wagstaff, James Wagstaff, Jane Ash and John Monk all of Center say the have been over powered with the smell at certain times of the day.

 

 

 

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Timpson Frontier Days


 
Pony Express Rides
The Timpson Frontier Days pony express rides into Center to kick off the 2016 festival
slated for June 30 through July 3.
On Monday, June 6 join festival coordinator, Marilyn Corder, at 1:30 p.m. on the
 Historic Downtown Center courthouse square for the official invite to the festival.
For more information please contact Marilyn Corder at 936-254-2603

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2016 Center High School Football Program Student Tributes


 

 

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Timpson Bear Update


 
TIMPSON ISD BEAR UPDATE
6/2/2016
 
 
THS Senior Scholarship Program – At the Timpson High School Senior Scholarship program presenters awarded $94,720 in scholarships.  The TISD Board of Trustees, administrators and staff express their appreciation to the individuals, families, foundations, businesses and schools who gave so generously to help THS seniors.
 
More THS Favorites Pictures -
 
Best All Around – Hannah Wolf and Jamie Moore
 
 
Most Likely to Succeed – Cadey Belrose and Isaiah Malloy
 
 
Most Dependable – Whitley Cantrell and Sheldon Scroggins
 
 
Most Handsome and Most Beautiful – Cutter Smith and Macey Hanson
 
 
Mr. Personality and Miss Personality – Devonta Thompson and Cedesha Curtis
 
 
T-Shirt Sale - Timpson "Mama Bears" is having a clearance sale on the t-shirts shown. They are $5.00 each.
The following sizes are available:
Bear Fan For Life-
Adult Sizes Only: Small-13; Medium-5; Large-3; XL-7
Once A Bear-
Youth: Small-4; Medium-12; Large-13
Adult: Small-9; Large-1; XL-2
Contact Danielle Smith at dsmith@timpsonisd.com<mailto:dsmith@timpsonisd.com>
 
 
 
Yearbook Sale - The Timpson ISD Yearbook Staff is having a clearance sale on past years editions. They are $10.00 each. The following years are available: 1994; 1995; 1997; 2000-2004; 2006; 2007; 2009-15.
Contact Danielle Smith at dsmith@timpsonisd.com<mailto:dsmith@timpsonisd.com>

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VFW Remember D - Day


 
VFW POST 8904 & AUXILIARY TO REMEMBER D-DAY
WITH LAYING OF MEMORIAL WREATH
 
On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of
heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of
Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a
crusade in which "we will accept nothing less than full victory." More than
5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day's
end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost
was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded -- but more
than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler.
 
Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary
will lay a memorial wreath in remembrance of the 72nd Anniversary of D-Day
on Monday, June 6th, 2016 at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the
Historic Shelby County Courthouse in Center.  The program will begin at 10
am and as always the public is cordially invited to attend.  

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Rider Summer Fitness and Sports


 
ROUGHRIDER SUMMER STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
 
Dates: June 1 – July 13
Days: Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday
Cost: FREE
Age Groups: Incoming 7th-12th graders
Times:
ALL GIRLS – 8:00 AM
INCOMING 7TH/8TH/9TH BOYS – 9:00 AM
INCOMING 10TH/11TH/12TH BOYS – 10:00 AM
Location: High School Weight Room
**Each session will last approximately an hour and a half per grade level**
*Summer Strength & Conditioning will promote fundamentals in weight
training, agility, and conditioning*
 
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Lady Rider Hoops Camp 
 
(REGISTRATION FORMS CAN BE PICKED UP AT INTERMEDIATE, MIDDLE AND HIGH
SCHOOL CAMPUSES)
Date: June 6-9
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Age: Incoming 5th – 9th grade
Cost: $30
Location: Center High School Gym
The camp will promote basketball fundamentals, competitiveness, and
teamwork.
** T-SHIRTS WILL BE GIVEN TO EACH PARTICIPANT **
Send entries to/and make payable to:
Center HS Girls Basketball
Attn: Coach Arianna Rodriguez
PO Drawer 1689
Center TX, 75935
Contact: Coach Rodriguez for questions at 254-644-0486
 
+++If register after May 31st - register at camp+++

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Update on the Rodeo Queen Contest


 
2015 REINING ROYALTY
 
2015 QUEEN – MORGAN PATTON
 
 
MORGAN PATTON
 
2015 SCSP Queen, Morgan Patton is also serving as the 2015-16 queen of the Joshua Rodeo team.  It was my honor to win First runner-up in the 2015-16 Miss North Texas High School Rodeo Association queen contest and Miss Photogenic/Personality.  A senior at Joshua High School, Morgan is president of the Joshua High School FFA team and the Vice-president of the Joshua Rodeo team.  In addition, she is a JHS varsity cheerleader. Morgan also represents her FFA chapter as a member of the quiz judging team and as a member of the Horse judging team. She earned the Equine Science award through her FFA chapter and had the privilege to represent the Horse judging team at state competition. She is a three year member of the National Honor Society.  Outside of school, Morgan enjoys training horses, barrel racing, goat tying and just recently trick riding.
After graduation, she plans on attending Weatherford College to complete her basic coursework before transferring to Texas A&M as a part of their College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences majoring in Equine Science.  With a degree in Veterinary Medicine, she hopes to open her own clinic.
 
2015 DUCHESS – CHEYANNE BARRETT
 
 
CHEYANNE BARRETT
 
2015 Duchess Cheyanne Barrett left Shelby County and travelled to San Antonio where she was crowned the 2015 Miss Rodeo Texas Princess July of 2015.  She won awards in Horsemanship, Photogenic, Appearance and Miss Congeniality.
She is 13 years old and in the 7th grade at Tarkington Jr High on the AB honor roll, participates in Band, Basketball and Volleyball.  Cheyanne enjoys hunting deer and hogs when she is not ridding her horses.
She is the daughter of Raymond & Chelene Barrett of Cleveland, Texas. She would like to thank the Posse for all their encouragement through her reign as MRTP.  
 
2015 PRINCESS – GRACIE LEACH
 
 
GRACIE LEACH
 
Gracie Camille Leach is the 11 year old daughter of Mark and Jennifer Leach of Shelbyville, TX.  Gracie attends 5th grade at S. W. Carter Elementary School in Shelbyville where she was elected as a student voice representative by her peers. She is on the honor roll and achieved advanced performance on her STAAR testing.  She is a member of the First Baptist Church where she was recently baptized.  Gracie was crowned the SCSP Rodeo Princess in June, 2015. She has been a very busy lady since that date. She is a member of the East Texas Equestrian Drill Team and has also competed in Play Days at the local rodeo arena.  Gracie is also a member of the Pineywoods Youth Rodeo Association where she competed and placed 5th this year in the girls breakaway roping.  She also takes gymnastics at Teresa’s Tumblers and is a member of the local competitive cheer group, The Crusaders. In her spare time Gracie likes to watch TV, hang out with her friends, play softball and she enjoys fishing when her schedule allows.
Gracie is the granddaughter of Mick Leach and the late Louann Waters Leach of Hemphill; and Joe Tom and Kathryn Schillings of Shelbyville, TX.  She is the great granddaughter of Zannie Gay Belrose of Sardis Community, Shelby County, Texas.
 
2016 CANDIDATES FOR SCSP RODEO QUEEN
 
 
AMANDA CHMIELEWSKI & SHANEL WAGGONER
 
 
AMANDA CHMIELEWSKI – Amanda is 22 years old and a sophomore at Blinn College.  She is the daughter of Kerie Brookshier and Robert Chmielewski.  Amanda enjoys participating in speed events, barrel racing, queen contests and trail riding.  Amanda was Miss Congeniality and 2nd runner-up in the 2015 Shelby County Rodeo Queen contest, and the 2016 TCWW Sweetheart 2nd runner-up.  She was just recently crowned Miss Tops “N Texas Rodeo Queen at Jacksonville.  Amanda is sponsored by Performance Truck.
 
SHANEL WAGGONER – Shanel is a 21 year old Junior at Tarleton State University.  Her mom is Sheri Waggoner of Horseshoe Bay, Texas.  Shanel is a member of the Tarleton State Collegiate Stock Horse team.  She shows reining horses and competes in Stock Horse of Texas shows, but enjoys all styles of horse showing and is learning to team rope.  Some of her previous Queen titles include Miss Rodeo Jasper, Miss Panola County Cattlemen’s Association and Miss Cowboy Capital of the World ProRodeo.  Shanel is sponsored by Odell Quality Construction.
 
 
BRITTANY DAVIS & KYLIE TURNER
 
BRITTANY DAVIS – Brittany is the 18 year old daughter of George and Cindy Davis of Wallisville, Texas.  Brittany attends Lee College.  She was a member of the Anahuac FFA for 4 years and Chambers County 4-H for 8 years.  Brittany shows pigs, goats, chickens and horses. She was a member of the Chambers County 4-H Mounted Drill Team for 4 years.  She enjoys drill, barrel racing and helping out with her former 4-H drill team.  Brittany competed in the Jasper Lions Club Queen contest.  She is sponsored by her parents.
 
KYLIE TURNER – Kylie is 21 years old and a student at Lee College.  Her parents are Tammie and Colby Turner of Anahuac.  Kylie is on the Collegiate Debate team; she raises standard Australian Shepherds and is the Assistant Drill Master of her former 4-H drill team.  In 2012 she earned her Lone Star degree in FFA.  She was the 2011 Miss Trinity Valley Expo Rodeo Queen, shows in the Extreme Cowboy Association where she was a 2015 World Qualifier.  She works on her family’s cattle ranch and rides young horses.  Kylie is sponsored by Gore Propane.
 
 
TAYLOR SNELL
 
TAYLOR SHYANN SNELL – Taylor is 17 years old from Cleveland , Texas.  She is the daughter of Stephanie & Randy Lovell.  She is a Junior at Hardin High School where she is on the AB honor roll and the distinct honor of being the only junior with all her school credits!  She is in the coop program where she spend half her day as a lifeguard at the Preserve of Texas.  She has participated in Queen contests in Liberty, Woodville and Cleveland.  She was Miss Congeniality in Liberty.  She is a member of the 2015 State Champ Liberty County 4-H Drill Team.  She is also a member of the NRHA.  Taylor is sponsored by MV-Performance Horse & Finley Feed and Tack.
 
 
SCARLETT ADDINGTON 
 
SCARLETT ADDINGTON – Scarlett is 22 years old and a Nursing student at Lonestar College – Kingwood.  She is from Dayton, Tx.  Scarlett is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, as well as secretary of the Student Nurse Associate for her campus.  Before college and nursing school, Scarlett enjoyed participating in stock horse shows and running a few barrels.  She really enjoys competing in Queen contests.  Scarlett’s parents are Susan and Brett Addington of Dayton.
 
 
 
 
 
 
2016 CANDIDATES FOR SCSP RODEO DUCHESS
 
 
KENNEDY BUSH & ABIGAIL DEPRIEST
 
KENNEDY BUSH – Kennedy is the 13 year old daughter of Amanda and Charlie Bush of Center.  Kennedy is in the 8th grade at Center Middle School where she has been cheerleader for 3 years.  She is also on a competition cheer team for 5 years.  Kennedy is an honor roll student, BETA club, Band, UIL competition and received the 2016 Science award.  Kennedy is a member of the Shelby County Drill team and participates in the SCSP Play day series.  Kennedy is sponsored by Gaddy’s Medical Equipment and Supply of Center.
 
Abigail DePriest – is the 11 year old daughter of Colette and David DePriest of Tenaha.  Abi is a 5th grader at Baker Koonce Middle School in Carthage.  She is very involved the community projects for her school such as raising money for the Leukemia Foundation, Socks for Soldiers, school supplies, Christmas Angel Tree and canned food drive.  She received the Loyalty Award.  Abi is a member of the Carthage 4-H and was 2016 Panola County 4-H Reserve Grand Champion Broiler pen and 2015 Grand Champion pen.  She is a member of the Pineywoods Youth Rodeo Association where she was 2015 7-9 All-Around Cowgirl, 2015 SCSP Play day series All-Around Champion and 2015 2D Reserve National Champion in the Paint Horse barrel Racing Incentive.  Abi was recently crowned 2016 Tops ‘N Texas Rodeo Princess, 2015 TNT Miss Congeniality, 2012 SCSP Rodeo Princess.  Abi is sponsored by Cross D Ranch of Tenaha.
 
 
 
 
 
 
PRINCESS CANDIDATES
 
 
CAMBREE BUSH & LUCINDA DAVID
 
CAMBREE BUSH – Cambree is the 8 year old daughter of Colt and Collin Bush of Center.  Cambree will be in the 3rd grade at Center Elementary this fall.  She is an A honor roll student and received the 2016 Social Studies award.  She enjoys softball, basketball, gymnastics and cheerleading.  She has been on a competition Cheer team for 2 years.  Cambree is a member of the Shelby County Rustlers drill team and participates in the SCSP Playday series.  Cambree is sponsored by K3.
 
LUCINDA ROSE DAVID – Lucinda is the 7 year old daughter of Chance and Julie David of Joaquin.  Lucinda will be in the 2nd   grade at Joaquin Elementary.  She just completed 1st grade as a straight “A” student and participant of the Gifted & Talented program.  She finished the year setting a personal goal of 300 AR points.  Lucinda is a member and competitor of the Louisiana Stock Horse Association where she earned the 2015 PeeWee Division Year –End Championship award as well as the LASH 2015 Finals Champion and Reserve Champion titles.  Lucinda is a captain and 3 year member of the National Champion Rustler Drill team and competes in the SCSP Playday series.  She was the 2015 Panola County Cattlemen’s Association Rodeo Sweetheart.  Lucinda is the owner and head trainer at LR Performance Ponies of Joaquin, Texas.  She is a member of the AQHYA and hopes to one day participate in the AQHYA World Show.  Lucinda faithfully attends Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church where she sings in the children’s choir.  She is sponsored by LR Cattle Company.
 
 
COLEE JO SOAPE
 
COLEE JO SOAPE – Colee is a 5 year old kindergartener at Carthage Primary School.  Her mom is Josie Cassity of Carthage.  Colee is active in 6 & under softball and baseball, Extreme Tumble and Cheer and Junior Future Farmers of America.  Colee was Student of the Week.  She enjoys visiting residents of nursing homes.  Colee is a member of the PIneywoods Youth Rodeo Association, Sabine Riding Club, and Still Waters Cowboy Church Play day Association.  Colee won the buckle for Youngest Rider at Martha Josey’s Jr World, Reserve Champion SWVV 6 and Under All-Around, 6 & Under All-Around Champion for Sabine Riding Club and SWCC All-Around Play day.  Colee is sponsored by Rafter S Ranch.
 

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Chamber's Inaugural Golf Classic


 
Tournament brings prize for a Hole in One The Shelby County  Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Golf Classic, presented by Shelby Savings Bank will be held on Monday, June 6 at the Center Country Club located on Hwy 96 N. The golf classic will be an excellent opportunity to network and fellowship in a relaxed atmosphere with fellow Chamber members and potential business associates. The outing is a way to market your business or organization as well as treat a 
client or customer to a great day of golf. Tee time will be 12:30 p.m. with a four-person scramble format. Registration fee is $500 for a four man team or $125 for individual with lunch and beverages served. If registering as a individual you will be placed with others. 

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TEXAS FALLEN HEROES HIGH SCHOOL FISHING CHAMPIONSHIP


 
AMERICAN LEGION AND OUTDOOR FREEDOM NETWORK ANNOUNCE
THE TEXAS FALLEN HEROES HIGH SCHOOL FISHING CHAMPIONSHIP
 
 
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
 
EACH PREREGISTERED ANGLER WILL BE PRESENTED A SET OF DOG TAGS FROM OUR
TEXAS FALLEN HEROES MEMORIAL WALL AT THE FRIDAY NIGHT MEETING AND COOKOUT
 YES, FREE BBQ DINNER FOR ALL REGISTERED TEAM MEMBERS, FLIPPING CONTEST FOR
PRIZES AND CASH YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS GREAT EVENT NO ENTRY FEE  KIDS
OF ALL AGES WELCOME   OPEN YOUTH DIVISION CAN FISH ONE OR BOTH DAYS 

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Austin Finance Ribbon Cutting


 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite the public to join them for a Relocation Ribbon Cutting as they celebrate with Austin Finance at their new location at 854 Hurst Street, Suite 110, with owner Greg Wilson. The ribbon cutting will be held Thursday, June 9 at 10:00 a.m. There will be door prize drawings and refreshments. 
 
Austin Finance assists customers with short term financial solutions. The consulting team consists of Cindy Sowell, Manager, Debra Espinoza, Assistant Manager, and Ashley Rooks, Account Manager.
 
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or info@shelbycountychamber.com.
 

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Shelbyville Dragon Service Awards 2015 - 2016


SERVICE AWARDS
2015-16
 
 
 
5 Years
 
Bridwell, Jeff
Gregston, Matthew
Lindley, Jennifer
 
 
10 Years
 
Crawford, Rachel
Wallace, Jeremy
Walton, Terry
 
 
 
15 Years
 
Hendricks, Patti
Taylor, Karen
 
 
20 Years
 
Lister, Dean
 
 
25 Years
 
Furlow, Michael
Jordan, Denise
O’Rear, Gladys
Windham, Carol
 
Retiring with 29 years of service 
Kim Adams (not pictured)
 
Retiring with 30 years of service
Virginia Goodrum (not pictured)
 

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Beef Quality Assurance Training


Beef Quality Assurance
A Beef Quality Assurance training will be held on Tuesday, June 21 in Center. The training is a collaborative effort between the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, and Texas Beef Council. 
The program will be held at the John D. Windam Civic Center on 146 Express Blvd and start with a steak dinner at 5 p.m. and conclude around 8 p.m. There is no cost to attend but organizers request RSVPs to Shelby County Extension at 936-598-7744 to ensure there are enough steaks for everyone. 
Lane Dunn, AgriLife Extension agent, Shelby County, said the training is appropriate for those who have never attended a Beef Quality Assurance training as well as those who need renewal credits. 
Topics will include cattle and beef quality, animal handling and well-being, needle and syringe selection, vaccine handling, proper injection technique, environmental stewardship, and how to avoid antibiotic residue in the meat, according to Dr. Jason Banta AgriLife Extension Beef Cattle Specialist. 
 “The benefits of attending the training are many, including learning best management practices that ensure production of a safe, wholesome food product,” Dunn said. “Additionally, many of these practices can improve the productivity and profitability of your operation.”
 
For more information on the Texas Beef Quality Producer Program, this training, or other training opportunities please visit http://www.texasbeefquality.com.
 
Lane Dunn is the County Extension Agent for agriculture and natural resources for Shelby County. His email address is jldunn@ag.tamu.edu .
 

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