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Center Police Department Photo


 

 

 

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VFW honors Iraq Veterans


 

 

 

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Timpson ISD Bear Update 8/30/2016


 

Timpson ISD Bear Update
8/30/2016
 
 
Weekly Calendar of Events -
 
Tues. Aug. 30 – Volleyball vs. Center – Home @ 5:00 p.m.(JV/V with JV starting @ 5:00 pm) This is a change from the time posted yesterday.
 
Thurs. Sept. 1 – Blood Screening for Staff
--------------------  - JV Football vs. Carlisle – There @ 5:30 p.m.
--------------1&2 – Volleyball @ Winona Tournament – Away
 
Fri. Sept. 2 – Open Week for Football
 
Mon.  Sept. 5 – Labor Day Holiday
 
 
2016-2017 Basketball Schedule – See attached schedule.
 
 
 
College/Career Readiness – See the attached information.
 
 
 THS Volleyball Reminder – As indicated above in the calendar of events, the Timpson High School volleyball  game vs. Center has changed the time to begin at 5:00 pm . It will be JV/V with JV beginning at 5:00 p.m.. Then varsity and junior varsity teams will both play. The games will be played in Timpson. Please come out and support the Lady Bears!
 
 
TMS Volleyball News - The JH Lady Bear Volleyball Teams had their first game of the year on Monday against Carlisle. The 7th grade Lady Bears beat Carlisle in three sets 25-14; 20-25; 15-11.
The 8th grade Lady Bear defeated Carlisle in two sets 25-11 and 25-21.
Congrats to both teams for starting the year off with wins!
 
7TH Grade Lady Bear Volleyball- Denia Venegas, Amiya Soto, Emmy Richardson, Emma Ramsey, Layci Sample, Bethany Bridges, Trinity Hataway, Jameria Caraway, Keambria Roberts, Shy Bussey, Hailey Newman, Celeste Bush, and Kelly Garcia
 
8th Grade Lady Bear Volleyball- Harlie Ware, Madison Fleming, Cara Searcy, McKenzie Wynn, Da’Mya Collins, Claire Johnson, Kay’Unna Curtis, McKenzie Raines, Ty’Eshia Johnson
 
 

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Rough Rider Weekly Update


 

*Volleyball Scores*
 
August 23 - Lady Rider Volleyball vs Colmesneil
Freshmen lost - 23/25; 23/25
JV won - 25/13; 25/13
Varsity lost - 25/16; 23/25; 22/25; 25/18; 8/15
 
August 27 - Lady Rider Volleyball vs San Augustine
JV won 25-11; 25-13
Varsity won 25-19; 25-18; 25-20
 
 
 
 
*ROUGHRIDERS vs *
*GILMER BUCKEYES*
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016; 7:30 P.M.
AT JEFF TRAYLOR STADIUM
308 N. BRADFORD STREET
GILMER, TX
 
*Pre-game ticket sales:*
Wednesdays and Thursdays
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Center High School and CISD Administration offices.
 
*Ticket Prices:*
Pre-game - $5.00 Adults; $3.00 Students
Gate - $7.00 (school aged children 5 thru adults)
 
 
 
 
*2016 Center Athletic Booster Mega Raffle*
 
*Powered by: Shelby Savings Bank*
 
 
 
*PRIZES AWARDED:*
 
*Win 1 (of 20) 45 quart Yeti Coolers to be drawn.*
 
*1 Cooler will have a cash bonus of $1000 inside!!*
 
 
 
*RAFFLE TICKETS ARE AVILABLE at:*
 
*All Varsity Home Football Games and*
 
* The Roughrider Athletic Office – Center High School*
 
 
 
*COST: $20.00 each OR 6 for $100.00*
 
 
 
*Drawing will be held @ Half-Time on*
 
*Friday, 0ctober 21, 2016*
 
*Roughrider Stadium*
 
*Center Roughriders*
 
*Vs*
 
*Henderson Lions*
 
 
 
*(Proceeds benefit ALL CISD athletic programs)*
 
 
 
 
 
*"COFFEE WITH COACH* "
BEGINS WEDNESDAY,
AUGUST 31, 2016 @ 6:30 A.M.
IN THE CENTER ISD
ADMINISTRATION BOARD ROOM.
 
COME JOIN COACH BOWMAN
 FOR COFFEE AND WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS
OF THE 2016 RIDER FOOTBALL TEAM.
 

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Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play


 

Panola College Drama presents *Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and
Hyde Play* by Lauren Wilson as its annual dinner theatre/dessert matinee on
Friday, September 16, Saturday, September 17, and Sunday, September 18.
This hilarious spoof of the classic Stevenson’s novella will keep the
audience in stitches as this fast-paced comedy takes the stage and is
appropriate for all ages.
 
Starring in the production are Chris Caudle, Center, Dr.
Jekyll/Mr. Hyde; Allysa Woods, Carlisle, Ambrosia Jekyll; Braden Wood,
Center, Euphonia Jekyll; Caleb Wilson, Leon, Xavier Utterson; Jaramie
Martin, Martinsville, Lady Throckmortonshire; Isabella Flesher, Carlisle,
Calliope/Penelope; Kayla Featherston, Chandler, Ivy; Sarah Funderburk,
Carthage, Plodgett; Timothy “Yancy” Flores, Shelbyville;the Constable;
Peter Zarate, Hillsboro, the Lieutenant; Tyler Baird, Wortham, Painter;
Julian Johnson, Wyatt Windham, and Andrew Lindsey, Shelbyville; Carolers;
and Max Fenton, Shelbyville, MC/Chimney Sweep.
 
Crewing are Nicole Lawhorn, Beckville, Assistant Director;
Dallas O’Donnell, Center, Stage Manager; Chris “Dante” Smith, Lighting
Design; Tristan Smith, Center, Scene Design; Emily Jolly, Center, Prop
Design; Destiney Caskey, Gary and Lacie Sepulvado, Mt. Enterprise, Costume
Design; Shannon Henshaw, Carlisle, Make-Up Design, Brandon Castillo,
Huntsville, SFX; Erin Anthony, Chireno, Sound and Music; Allen Avendano,
Center, House and Box Office Manager.  Scenic Painting was created and
produced by Katy Chance.
 
Prior to the Dinner Theatre production, the Panola Improv
Players will present comedy sketches and musical numbers.
 
The Dinner Theatre is held on Friday and Saturday, with doors
opening at 5;30 p.m. and dinner served from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m., the show
begins at 7:00 p.m.   A full meal featuring Italian Cuisine, salad, bread,
dessert, coffee, tea, and water will be served.  The Dessert Matinee is on
Sunday, September 18 with doors opening at 1:00 p.m., and a selection of
desserts, coffee, tea, and water served from 1:00 p.m. until 1:50 p.m., the
show starts at 2 p.m.  All performances are in the Studio Theatre, located
in the annex of the Q.M. Martin Auditorium on the Panola College campus at
1109 W. Panola, Carthage, TX 75633
 
Dinner Theatre tickets are $35.00 for Adults; $30.00 for Panola
College staff, faculty, and family, students, and senior citizens, and
$25.00 for children 12 and under.  The Dessert Matinee tickets are $20.00
for adults; $15.00 for Panola College staff, faculty, and family, students,
and senior citizens, and $10.00 for children 12 and under.
 
Reservations are required as seating is limited for this often
sold-out event. If one uses the online ticketing service, one may receive
$5.00 off every ticket purchased by entering the Promotional code:
*Online-Ticket* when using a credit or debit card to reserve your tickets.
To reserve online, go to www.panola.edu –and click on *Online Ticket Sales*
located under Quick Links at the bottom of the web page.  You may also call
903-693-2064 or email: tickets@panola.edu.
 
Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play is produced by
special permission from Dramatists Play Services, Inc.

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Crash on SH7


 

The driver of the 2008 Dodge SUV involved in the crash this date on SH 7 has
been identified as 38-year-old Michael Lee Smith from Center. Smith was
transported to LSU Hospital in Shreveport for treatment. Mr. Smith’s
condition is unknown at this time. Shelby County DPS troopers continue to
investigate the crash. No further information is available at this time.
Shelby County, TX, On August 30, at approximately 7:30 a.m., Texas Department
of Public Safety troopers responded to and investigated a motor vehicle crash
involving multiple vehicles on SH 7 at County Road 3156, approximately 6 miles
East of Center.
 
The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2008 Dodge SUV was driving
westbound on SH 7 when the vehicle suddenly drove into the eastbound lanes and
struck three eastbound vehicles.
The driver of the Dodge SUV struck a 2007 Saturn passenger car, a 2014 Chrysler
200 and a 2016 Nissan SUV.
The identity of the driver of the Dodge is not available at this time; the next of kin
notification has not been made. The driver was however airlifted from the scene of
the crash and transported to a Shreveport Hospital for treatment. The driver of the
Saturn was identified as Randal Allen, 43, from Shreveport. The driver of the
Chrysler was identified as James Daniels, 40, from Center and the driver of the
Nissan was identified as Courtney Johnson, 24, also from Center.
Allen and Johnson were both transported to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital for
possible treatment while Daniels was not reported as being injured as a result of
the crash.
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at
this time.
 

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The Board of Trustees Center ISD Notice of Special Meeting


 

The Board of Trustees
Center ISD
Notice of Special Meeting
August 31, 2016
 
A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center ISD will be held August 31, 2016, beginning at 12:00 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 Pledges of Allegiance
3. Introduction and Recognition of the 2016-2017 Center ISD Police Officers
4. Consider Approval of Amendments to the 2015-2016 Budget
5. Public Hearing on the Adoption of the 2016-2017 Proposed Budget and Proposed Tax Rate
6. Consider Adoption of the 2016-2017 Budget
7. Consider Adoption of the 2016-2017 Tax Rate
8. Adjournment

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Country in the Pines


 

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Tenaha ISD to Host Grandparents Day


 

Tenaha ISD will have Doughnuts and Juice with Grandparents on Friday September 9th for grades kindergarden though 3rd. 

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PANOLA COLLEGE OFFERS CDL TRAINING


 

The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education division is offering

CDL training in partnership with Lufkin Truck Driving Academy.  The
training program is from September 5– September 30, 2016, and will meet
Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Shelby College
Center.  The cost of the class is $4,300.00 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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Timpson ISD Bear Update 8/29/2016


 

Timpson ISD Bear Update
8/29/2016
 
Calendar
 
Monday August 29- Junior High Volleyball here @ 4:30 vs. Carlisle
Tuesday August 30- Varsity and JV Volleyball here @ 4:30 vs. Center
Thursday September 1 - JV Football @ Carlisle @ 5:30. This game is not on the attached schedule but has been recently scheduled.
Friday and Saturday September 2,3 - Varsity Volleyball at Winona Tournament
Saturday September 3 - JH and High School Girls Cross Country at SFA
 
Lady Bear Volleyball - The Timpson Lady Bear JV/V hosted 3A Ore City last Tuesday night. The Lady Bears and our coaching staff want to thank the fans that came and supported them. We will continue to practice and play hard to reach our ultimate goal of winning every game. The Lady Bears also hosted Nacogdoches Home School Friday August 26 and were able to claim victory. Congratulations to our Volleyball teams and good luck this year.
Updated Bear Football Schedule – See attached.
TES Pre-K Newsletter - Attached is a copy of the Timpson Elementary School Pre-K newsletter.
 
TISD Teacher School Supply Trip – On August 17 Timpson ISD staff dressed in their black and gold and loaded 3 school buses for their annual trip to Nacogdoches to buy instructional and student school supplies.  Each teacher could buy $200 worth of supplies at Wal Mart or Terrific Teachers.  Teachers are one of the few professions that often times spend their own money for job related expenses.  Teachers expressed their appreciation to the Timpson ISD administration and school board for supporting this trip.  While teachers were shopping a man walked up to Principals Bubba Carrington and Calvin Smith.  He handed them a gift card and asked that they use it to help the teachers and students get what they needed.  He quickly turned and walked away obviously not wanting thanks or credit for his good deed.  His donation certainly helped the staff get what they needed for the students and it also lifted their spirits to know that this kind man acknowledged the importance of teachers in the lives of students and the importance of students having the supplies they would need to be successful in school. With approximately 70% of our students classified as lower socio economic this generous gift was especially appreciated.  Although we did not learn this kind man’s name before he left, the TISD staff wants him to know how much they appreciate his generous gift and would like for him to visit the campuses if he is ever in Timpson so that we can thank him personally.  Following the shopping trip the staff enjoyed lunch together at Clear Springs and Auntie Pasta’s before heading back to school to get ready for the 2016-2017 school year.
 

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Tiger Alert


 

 
For those who weren't able to attend, the Tiger Football team made a resounding early season statement by shutting out the rival Joaquin Rams, 14-0 in Ram Stadium.  The shutout win was the first in the Tenaha/Joaquin rivalry in this century.  After giving up an early first down on a busted play, the Tiger defense dominated and did not give up another first down until the 4th quarter. Offensively, the Tigers showed some flashes against an excellent Joaquin defense, but struggled to finish some scoring opportunities on a slick surface.  
 
 
 
Things are looking great for the Tigers!! Tenaha will open up its home schedule Friday night against Kerens in the Pit at 7:30 PM.
 
 
 
Booster Club Reserved Seating and Parking Available. Please call Stella Baker at 936-248-5000 ext. 502.
 
 
 
September 1, 2016-JV @  Joaquin at 5:30 pm 
 
September 2, 2016-Tigers vs Kerens 7:30 pm Home ( Pep Rally 1:30 pm)
 
September 5, 2016-Labor Day Holiday
 
September 8, 2016-JH FB @ Joaquin 5:00 pm
 
September 9, 2016-Tigers vs Dallas Gateway 7:30 pm Home; Grandparents Day
 
September 15, 2016-Progress Reports go home
 
September 29, 2016-Picture Day; End 1st Grading Period; Early Release
 
September 30, 2016-Student Holiday
 
 
 
 
 
Tenaha Youth Center-(936) 332-3581

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VFW POST 8904 & AUXILIARY OBSERVE VJ DAY


 

World War II came to an end with the formal surrender of the Japanese on

September 2, 1945 aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay and this day has
become known as VJ Day (Victory over Japan).
 
                                         
 
Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary
will hold an observance on Friday, September 2, 2016 at the Veterans
Memorial on the grounds of the History Courthouse in Center.  
 
 
 
The program will begin at 10:00 am and the names of those from Shelby County
lost in the pacific war that are buried overseas or still missing in action
will be read.  A memorial wreath will be placed on the Veterans Memorial in
honor.  Taps will be played to end the program.  The public as always is
cordially invited.
 
 
 

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Main Street


 

 
The City of San Augustine Main Street Program and its co-sponsors will again
host "An American Main Street" on Sunday, Sept. 11th on the square in
downtown San Augustine.  The event will recognize and honor all area First
Responders, Law Enforcement, Military Service Organizations, Emergency and
Volunteer agencies county wide.  The free to the public event will include
Patriotic Music and a good ole American barbecue!  The time is set for 2 to
4 PM so as not to interfere with church attendance.  So mark your calendars
and plan to be there to express your appreciation and cheer on our
responders.   
 
 

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Autumn Job Fair in Historic Downtown San Augustine


 

Autumn Job Fair in Historic Downtown San Augustine 
 
 
 
 Location:    San Augustine County Courthouse, 100 W. Columbia Street, Commissioners Courtroom, first floor.  
 
 
Time:    10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
 
Date :     Thursday, September 22, 2016 
 
Please call if you would like to participate.   Our Objective is to :    bring people to downtown San Augustine to apply for work at participating businesses that actually have job openings.   All businesses in the surrounding area and including downtown businesses are invited to participate.    The capacity level for business participation is 10.
 

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Rider Ticket Prices


 

Roughrider Fans,
 
Reminder: Ticket prices at the gate are $6 for all ages.
 
We are pleased to announce the return of our student section!  The "Pride
of Shelby County" Roughrider Marching band and the student section will be
switching places this year.
 
We hope this provides a better experience for our students attending the
game, and the Fans of Friday night!  We look forward to another year of CHS
success in all areas.
 
See you at the Game!

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Center Mini Cheer Camp


 
The Center High School Cheerleaders are once again offering a spirit
activity for the 2016 football season!
 
If your child would like to participate in Bleacher Creatures or Mini Cheer
Camp this year, please see the attached form. Students will be coming home
with the form on Monday, August 29, or you can download it now. Money and
forms should be turned in to the office at the school they attend, or to
Ms. Maria in the office at the high school. Thank you for supporting our
program!
 
Contact Courtney Mayfield at courtney.mayfield@centerisd.org for questions
or concerns or call 936-598-6173
 

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Tiger Weekly


 

Tiger Weekly
 
 
 
Enrollment: 573
 
 
 
August 26, 2016-Tigers  vs Joaquin Rams 7:30 pm There ( Pep Rally 1:30 pm)
 
September 1, 2016-JV @  Joaquin at 5:30 pm 
 
September 2, 2016-Tigers vs Kerens 7:30 pm Home
 
September 5, 2016-Labor Day Holiday
 
September 8, 2016-JH FB @ Joaquin 5:00 pm
 
September 9, 2016-Tigers vs Dallas Gateway 7:30 pm Home; Grandparents Day
 
September 15, 2016-Progress Reports go home
 
September 29, 2016-Picture Day; End 1st Grading Period; Early Release
 
September 30, 2016-Student Holiday
 
 
 
 
 
Tenaha Youth Center-(936) 332-3581

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NOTICE Special Meeting Of Joaquin Independent School District Board


 

 
Notice is hereby given that on the 29th day of August 2016 the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin School District will hold a special 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
 
AGENDA FOR AUGUST 29, 2016
 
 
 
 
 
1. Roll call, establishment of quorum, call to order – Joaquin ISD may have one member via video conference call – Texas Government Code Section 551.127 (See Attached Code)
 
2. Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance
 
3. Agenda Items for consider and possible action:
 
3.1 Minutes from previous meetings
3.2 Amend 2015-2016 Budget
3.3 Adopt 2016-2017 Budget 
 
4. Reports
4.1 Opening enrollment for 2016-17 School Year
 
5. Designation of date and time of next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin ISD
 
September 8, 2016 – Special Meeting at Noon to Canvass votes from the 
TRE Election on August 30, 2016
 
September 19, 2016 – Regular Board Meeting
 
6. Adjournment
 

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CITY OF JOAQUIN SPECIAL CALLED MEETING AGENDA August 30, 2016


 

 
 
The City Council of Joaquin will meet in special session Tuesday, August 30, 2016
7:00 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. Discussion & Council Action on agreement with RCI record Retention
3. Discussion & Council Action on Supplementary Environmental Project –Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. 
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 August 26,2016 at 10:50 p.m.
The following were notified
 
Light & Champion, Shelby County Today, Center Broadcasting, East Texas Press
 
 

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Panola College Move-In Day


 
Panola College Move-In Day
 
 
The license plates read “North Carolina.” Unloading boxes from both
vehicles were new Panola College student Taylor Morgan and her family
members, Uncle Wayne Elliott, whose wife is a Panola College alumna, along
with Taylor’s grandparents Raye and Roger Watson-Smyth.
 
While Taylor’s family was unloading their cars, Evan Mandola and his family
were arranging things in his dorm room and meeting his roommates.
 
Taylor and Evan are just two of more than 200 students that moved into the
Panola College residence halls on Saturday, August 20th, embarking on the
journey of a lifetime as they begin their college experience.
 
Panola College faculty, staff and returning students were on hand to help
with Move-In Day, along with community organizations. Panola College had
almost 2,000 people on campus for this exciting day.  Among those groups
were several local churches including Still Waters Cowboy Church, New Life
Fellowship Church, First Christian Church, St. John’s Episcopal Church,
Church of Christ – Wildwood, Baptist Student Ministries, St. Williams
Catholic Church, Southside Baptist Church, Northside Christian Center,
First United Methodist Church, and Beckville United Methodist Church.
 
Other organizations included The After School Youth Enrichment Program
(AYEP), 418 Club, Ladies of Strength, ETCADA, Cricket Wireless, Verizon
Wireless, and Panola College departments School of Energy, Cosmetology,
Office Professional Technology, Computer Information Technology, Criminal
Justice, and the History Club.
 
Still Waters Cowboy Church provided free barbecue sandwich lunches, and
other volunteer organizations kept everyone’s energy level high with
cookies, cold water and snacks.
 
“This was our first Move-In Day held in our new Charles C. Matthews
Foundation Student Center,” said Dr. Greg Powell, Panola College President.
“We are so proud of our new facilities, and it was a pleasure to welcome
students and their families to our campus this fall.”
 
 
 

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Weather Update


 

Below is the forecast from the NWS and other sources. The next couple of days will see some rain reform with the heaviest to our North and East of Deep East Texas. We will likely see some T-storms form each afternoon with the heat of the day, humidity, and upper levels of disturbed air. The chances lessen Saturday evening thru Sunday.
 
 The Atlantic Basin tropics are the watch word of the day and upcoming week. Gaston has gained Tropical Storm strength and will become a Hurricane Cat 1. Its movement currently is to the North and West and is expected to move more North during the week as it is experiencing upper air wind shear that is keeping it to the East of Bermuda and will lessen its strength as it moves into cooler North Atlantic waters.
 
 
There is an area of unorganised, disturbed air located just North of the Dominican Republic that is of some concern. Its motion has been to the West and though it is unorganised, it could strengthen and move into the Gulf.  It is thought that it will turn more North and have some impact on the South East side of Florida. THis model is and the fly thru have shown this morning. If it does move in to the Gulf its, West by North direction would move the impact area to the South Western side of Florida. Not organised enough to make any real predictions. If it takes a development into Tropical Storm strength it will be named Hermine
 

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Nacogdoches to Celebrate Abhor Day


 

Congratulations to the City of Nacogdoches, Texas for being selected as the Texas Arbor Day 2016 host city. Noting their rich history in forestry and designation as a Tree City USA, Texas A&M Forest Service, the Texas Forestry Association and the Texas Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture selected the City of Nacogdoches. Also known as the Garden Capital of Texas, the City of Nacogdoches receives this honor as they are celebrating their 300th birthday as the Oldest Town in Texas.
 
For more information, see the Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce original news release at http://www.nacogdoches.org/index.php.

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Spay and Neuter your Pets


 

Low Cost Spay/Neuter and Pet Wellness Clinic one Friday each month and every fourth Saturday from 10-3p. The next clinic will take place on Saturday, August 27that Tractor Supply in Center, Texas located at 1155 Tenaha Street.
They offer dog/cat vaccines, heartworm tests/prevention, flea/tick prevention, microchips, and nail trims. Now offering low cost spay/neuter and pets must have appointment for surgery. Information can be found at www.dehartvetservices.doodlekit.com or call 903-590-7722 or 903-312-6422.
 

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Winter Pasture Info


 

It is well known that feeding through the winter is the most expensive part of raising livestock.  Either we cut, rake and bale excess grass for the winter months, or we buy hay from those who do.  Regardless, stockmen then feed back the hay all through the winter months when summer pastures are not growing. 
 
A winter pasture could be clovers, ryegrass, or small grains such as wheat, oat, or rye.  Winter pastures are planted in the fall and typically provide very high quality grazing during a time where poorer quality hay is fed.  
 
The cost of many winter forage options can be very competitive with the price of hay.  You could easily budget as much as $50 to $100 an acre for seed, lime and fertilize.  And that acre should then produce superior forage for up to two cows.  Using the rule of thumb of three bales per cow per winter at an average cost of $40-60 for a round bale of hay, the economics weighs in favor of the winter pasture.  
 
Winter legumes (clover) can provide excellent grazing in March, April, and May, before summer pasture starts its growth. The seed cost of establishing legumes can range from $15-40 per acre. New releases of some clovers may provide longer season grazing than other legumes. The longer season clovers can also add extra nitrogen.  On total, these clovers provide about 3 tons more dry matter per acre to the total forage produced during the year.
 
Over seeding legumes can contribute to the overall production of summer pastures. Crimson or Arrowleaf clover can contribute in the range of 50-200 lbs. per acre of nitrogen for summer pasture. Depending on the current cost of nitrogen, legumes may return a net value of $30-120 worth of nitrogen per acre.
 
Another common forage option available to producers this fall is a cool season grass or grain. Grains include rye, wheat or oats. Ryegrass should not be confused with cereal grain rye.  
 
Rye is the most winter hardy of the annual winter pasture forages. Compared to other annual winter grains, rye produces more fall and winter forage. It matures early in the spring - usually peaking in early April. Rye is the most productive cool season annual grass on soils low in fertility, well-drained, and sandy in texture.  
 
Many producers use no-till drills with good results on bahiagrass sod. No-till drills are sometimes available for rent through the dealers. Drills differ in the amount of tillage they do. Some drills have straight cutting coulters in front for cutting through the sod. Other no-till drills have coulters that act more like off-set harrows and cut and remove more sod out of the seed furrow. There are many no-till drills on the market that have advantages over others. All no-till drills can do a good job if moisture is adequate and the sod is cut or grazed short before planting.
 
Ryegrass is another popular choice by many.  It gets a later start than many other options and must be kept short either by grazing or baling when summer pastures start to come along. 
 
The drawback to any winter forage program is that must do your homework and prepare before planting any seed.  Getting soil pH corrected with lime, and bringing nutrient levels up with fertilizer will greatly enhance production.  
 
If we have a dry fall, that too is often discouraging to producers.   Seed planted in too dry a soil will have difficulty germinating and taking root.  Adequate moisture at planting is key to the success of any winter annual forage program. 
 
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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Boil Water Notice Lifted for San Augustine


 

The water on San Augustine Rural WSC no longer requires boiling.
 
On August 15, 2016, we issued a Boil Water Notice due to a breakage in a line on FM 2213, which included the entire Roberts Community, and all customers South of City Lake. This also included all customers on 96 South and County Roads south of Bob Evans Equipment located on Hwy 96 in San Augustine, Texas. This was issed for safety precautions. We have corrected the problem and tested the water. The tests were good, therefore, the Boil Water Notice is lifted.
 
Our system has taken the necessary actions to be sure of adequate pressure, disinfectant levels, and/or bacteriological quality and has provided TCEQ with testing results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling as of August 23, 2016.
 
The water no longer requires boiling as August 23, 2016.
 
If you have questions, contact Charles Sharp 936-288-0489.
 
Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
 
If a customer wishes to reach TCEQ, they may call 512-239-4691.

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Center Council Approves $600,000 for city park


 

The Center City Council voted to approve a MHS Proposal grant application for Perry Sampson Park Enhancement on Monday, August 22, 2016 during a regular session meeting, which if the city's grant application is approved could possibly provide over $600,000.
 
 
 

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Todd Spring Church Homecoming


 

The Todd Spring Baptist Church on HWY 147 in Shelbyville, TX will have their annual Homecoming services Sunday, August 28th at 11:30AM. Everyone is invited to attend. 

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Center Livestock Market Report for August 24th


 

Center Livestock Market Report for August 24th
 
Cattle Sold: 686 HD
Sellers: 87
Buyers: 43
 
Steers:
150-300 lbs       1.10   to   2.10
300-400 lbs       1.20   to   2.05
400-500 lbs       1.15   to   1.85
500 lbs & up     1.00   to   1.55
 
Heifers:
150-300 lbs       1.25   to   1.87
300-400 lbs       1.10   to   1.65
400-500 lbs       1.10   to   2.07
500 lbs & up     1.15   to   1.65
 
Slaughter Cows:    .20   to   .94
Stocker Cows:    700.00$   to   1500.00$HD
Bulls:    .85   to   1.05
Pairs:    875.00$   to   1900.00$
Baby Calves:    100.00$   to   375.00$
 
Market quoted on beef cattle only!!! Plain cattles prices will be lower!!!

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Projects Approved for Lufkin District:


 

The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday approved more than $395.4 million for new construction and facilities contracts and an additional $30 million for maintenance contracts statewide. The Lufkin District was allocated $774,722 for two new construction projects and $852,421 for a highway maintenance contract.
 
A construction project and a maintenance contract were approved for Polk County. The construction project for $89,789 will consist of the installation of three advance warning signals and signs. Warning signs and signals will be placed near the intersection of US 59 and FM 350 at a cost $26,792, on FM 3126 near the intersection of FM 3277 at a cost of $19,699, and on SH 150 at the intersection of FM 1725 at a cost of $43,299. Striping Technology, of Tyler, will serve as contractor.
 
The state highway one-year maintenance contract for $852,421 was awarded to N-Line Traffic Maintenance which will provide on-call traffic control services on US 59 and various other roadways as needed in Polk and San Jacinto counties. Duties will include performing temporary traffic control and flagging operations to assist maintenance crews in maintenance activities on various state-maintained roadways within the designated counties.
 
A $684,933 construction project was also approved for various counties in the Lufkin District that will consist of the placement of centerline markings, the addition of centerline rumble strips, and milling and profiling roadway edge line markings in Nacogdoches, Sabine, Angelina, San Augustine and Shelby counties. The project will enhance the safety of the various roadways in the contract.
 
As these projects begin and progress, motorists are urged to be alert and reduce speed in all work zones. Remember, traffic fines double when workers are present. Work schedules are subject to change in inclement weather.
 
For a complete list of projects, driving conditions or road closures, visit drivetexas.org. For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395.

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Tri-County Community Action


 

Tri-County Community Action, Inc. will hold a Board Meeting on Monday September 12, 2016 in Center, Texas. The meeting will be held at the Central Office located (214 Nacogdoches St.) Center, Texas. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm for more information you may contact Yolanda Neal at (936) 598-6315 Ext. 18.

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Confederate Veterans


 

Monday, August 29, 2016 - The Capt. Jesse Amason Camp # 282 Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold their regular monthly meeting August 29, 2016 at the Las Margaritas Restaurant, 110 Nacogdoches St., Center at 6:30 PM.  Come join us as we honor our Confederate Ancestors!  Also, please remember that it is time to pay your dues.
 
All interested parties are encouraged to attend, and any male descendant of a confederate soldier who was in good standing is eligible to join. The public is welcome. Those wishing to eat are asked to arrive about 6:00 PM so you’ll be ready for the program. Contact Jim Barrett (936) 254-2618 for additional information.

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PANOLA CONTINUING EDUCATION SETS FALL SCHEDULE


 

CONTINUING EDUCATION SETS FALL SCHEDULE
 
 
Senior citizens who want to learn more about computer security and privacy
issues may want to sign up for CyberSafe, a free class set for Tuesday and
Wednesday, Sept. 6-7 on the Panola College campus in Carthage. The class
will meet from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, and from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday.
 
This class is just one of an array of course offerings geared to the
community that are on the fall Continuing Education schedule.
 
August 30-31: OSHA 10. $175. Class will meet from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both
days.
 
September 6 – December 13. The Old Testament. $135. Class meets on
Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m.
 
September 9 – Advanced Excel. $60. Class meets from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 
September 12 – December 19. The New Testament. $135. Class meets on Mondays
from 6-8 p.m.
 
September 13-22. Windows 10. $65. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from
6-8 p.m.
 
September 16. Facebook Marketing for Small Business. $65. Class meets from
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 
October 4-22. Digital Photography. $115. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 6-9 p.m., and Saturday, 3-5 p.m.
 
October 25 and 27. Learning Lightroom. $50. Class meets from 6-9 p.m.
 
All classes will meet on the Panola College campus. 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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The Annual Armyworm


 

The Annual Armyworm
 
Each year, we can fully expect to see the devastating Fall Armyworm make it’s appearance in our hay meadows.  Unlike their name, they tend to start making their damage in mid to late summer. Earlier weather patterns would appear to me to set up conditions ripe for their appearance.  And with such a potential economic pest out there, it bodes well to be prepared.   
From research and field observation, the fall armyworm does not apparently overwinter here. Moths fly north from south Texas each year to re-infest this area. Outbreaks can occur in late summer and fall, and follow periods of rain which create favorable conditions for eggs and small larvae to survive. 
Armyworms are very small at first, causing little plant damage, and as a result, infestations often go unnoticed early on. Larvae feed for 2-3 weeks and full grown larvae are about 1 to 1 2 inches long. Armyworms consume 80% of their total food intake during the last few days of development. 
Once larvae are greater than 3/4 inch, the quantity of leaves they eat increases dramatically. During the final 2-3 days of feeding, armyworms consume 80% of the total foliage consumed during their entire development. For this reason, extensive feeding damage can occur in a few days.
Development from egg to adult requires about 4 weeks during the summer and is longer during cool weather. There are several generations a year. Development ends with cold weather in November.
Given their immense appetite, great numbers, and marching ability, armyworms can damage entire fields or pastures in a few days. Once the armyworm completes feeding, in tunnels into the soil about an inch and enters the pupal stage.
A full grown armyworm tunnels into the soil and transforms to the pupae, an inactive, non-feeding stage. In 7-10 days, the moth emerges from the pupa and starts its cycle anew.
The key to managing fall armyworms is to detect infestations before they have caused economic damage. Often, landowners will notice large numbers of cattle egrets on a hay meadow.  Though the birds are easy to spot, this may be too late.  
The best way I’ve heard to detect armyworms is to regularly scout pastures early in the morning while there is plenty of dew on the grass.  Wear your black rubber boots and walk thru fields, or drive thru them on your ATV with a foot dragging off to the side, looking for small caterpillars on your boot.  Affected pasture grass may have a ragged look, different from grazed or mowed grass.  
Fall armyworm larvae feed primarily during the night and during cloudy weather. Later during the day, look for armyworms under loose soil and fallen leaves on the ground. 
The density of armyworms sufficient to justify insecticide treatment will depend on the stage of crop growth and value of the crop. Seedling plants can tolerate fewer armyworms than established plants. Infestations of 2-3 armyworms per square foot may justify treatment.
Hot, dry weather and natural enemies limit armyworm populations. Insect parasites such as wasps and flies, ground beetles, and other predators help suppress armyworm numbers. However, these natural factors can be overwhelmed when large numbers of migrating moths lay tens of thousands of eggs in a field.
There are a number of insecticides labeled for armyworm control in pastures.  Remember that approved insecticides can kill non-target insects.  Do not allow drift across fences to areas with blooming plants as beneficial pollinators will certainly be harmed.
Here are the names of some good control products: Karate Z, Lambda-Cy, Mustang Max, Tombstone Helios, Warrior II, Baythroid XL, Dimilin 2L, Prevathon, Besiege, Malathion, and (of course) the variety of Sevin products.  
 Always read and follow all label instructions and restrictions on any pesticide use. 
Lane Dunn is the County Extension Agent for agriculture and natural resources for Shelby County. His email address is jldun@ag.tamu.edu.
 

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San Augustine Car Show


 

McMahan Chapel 3rd Annual Antique/Classic Car Show, Saturday September 17th. Registration 8:00am..Showtime 10:00am..$25. entry fee day of show..$20. pre-registration. Judging begins at 10:30am. Hamburgers or hotdogs, potato salad, baked beans, cookies and tea or coffee for $6 a plate. Homemade ice cream too. All proceeds go to  <https://www.facebook.com/McMahan-Chapel-UMC-212604555431012/> McMahan Chapel UMC. To pre-register mail fee and info about your car to Sharron Mills, Rt 2 Box 424, San Augustine, Tx 75972. Please include phone number. Classes: Pre-49, 1st and 2nd place CAR. 1st and 2nd place TRUCK. 1st and 2nd place OPEN CAR. Post-48...same trophies as Pre. Custom/Radically Modified, 1st place Car and Truck...Motorcycles, OPEN CLASS, 1st and 2nd place. Trophies for all that place!!!! More info??? 936.275.5542 or 936.275.2640 GPS~2240 McMahan Chapel Road Bronson, Texas

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Joaquin Football Schedule CHANGE!!!


 

The Joaquin JV football game scheduled for this Thursday, August 25th, has
been moved to next Thursday, September 1st. The time will remain the same
at 5:00 pm and the game will be played at Joaquin ISD.  The game originally
scheduled for September 1st vs. Maud has been cancelled.  Go RAMS!

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Timpson isd Bear Update 8/24/2016


 

Timpson ISD Bear Update
8/24/2016
 
Paw Prints – Danielle Smith says if you would like to purchase personalization of a paw print, let me know. One name is $10. One name and a number or symbol is $20. The paw prints are located at the entrance to Bear Stadium. Proceeds go to help fund Mama Bear activities. Attached is an example.
Varsity Football Schedule – Attached is the 2016 Varsity Football Schedule.  Homecoming is October 7th against Wortham.

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Chamber Health Care Committee Team Up for "Shelby County Fit"


 
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Shelby County office and the Shelby County Chamber
of Commerce Health Care committee will kick-off an individual and team worksite 
wellness challenge for the county.
"Shelby County Fit" is an eight-week challenge with the goal to walk at least 900
miles either as a team or an individual. The challenge will begin on September 10
with a 5K Fun Run or Walk and continues through November 4.
Teams may have up to eight members which need to walk 16 miles per week which averages
out to 2.5 miles per day to achieve the 900 mile goal. All miles will be tracked
 by electronic devices or with a cell phone app.
The event is open to the public and each team captain will receive a free "Keep 
Calm and Walk On, Walk Across Shelby County" t-shirt.  Additional t-shirts can be
purchased for $12 each.
To register your team or as an individual walker stop by the Extension office, 200
San Augustine Street (active courthouse annex building, directly across from The
 Pizzeria), Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to pick-up your enrollment packet.
Deadline to register is Friday, August 26th.  So, form a team of 8, choose your 
team captain, register your team, order your shirt and walk on, Shelby County!
Entry fee is a minimum of five cans or other non-perishable food per person to be
given to the Shelby County Outreach Ministries food pantry. The event is open to
 the public, both adult and youth. Eight-member team captains will be given a free
"Keep Calm and Walk On, Walk Across Shelby County" t-shirt. Additional t-shirts 
can be purchased by team members for $12 each.
Participants will be able to check how their team is doing compared to other teams
on the Walk Across Texas website. To be eligible for prizes, participants must submit
verification of physical activity or miles walked on a weekly basis through use 
of a tracking device or smart phone activity app.
For more information please contact Jheri-Lynn McSwain or Daphne Lovell at 936-598-7744
or email at jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu

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Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Chatter


 
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Chamber Health Care Committee Team Up for "Shelby
County Fit"
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Shelby County office and the Shelby County Chamber
of Commerce Health Care committee will kick-off an individual and team worksite 
wellness challenge for the county.
"Shelby County Fit" is an eight-week challenge with the goal to walk at least 900
miles either as a team or an individual. The challenge will begin on September 10
with a 5K Fun Run or Walk and continues through November 4.
Teams may have up to eight members which need to walk 16 miles per week which averages
out to 2.5 miles per day to achieve the 900 mile goal. All miles will be tracked
 by electronic devices or with a cell phone app.
The event is open to the public and each team captain will receive a free "Keep 
Calm and Walk On, Walk Across Shelby County" t-shirt.  Additional t-shirts can be
purchased for $12 each.
To register your team or as an individual walker stop by the Extension office, 200
San Augustine Street (active courthouse annex building, directly across from The
 Pizzeria), Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to pick-up your enrollment packet.
Deadline to register is Friday, August 26th.  So, form a team of 8, choose your 
team captain, register your team, order your shirt and walk on, Shelby County!
Entry fee is a minimum of five cans or other non-perishable food per person to be
given to the Shelby County Outreach Ministries food pantry. The event is open to
 the public, both adult and youth. Eight-member team captains will be given a free
"Keep Calm and Walk On, Walk Across Shelby County" t-shirt. Additional t-shirts 
can be purchased by team members for $12 each.
Participants will be able to check how their team is doing compared to other teams
on the Walk Across Texas website. To be eligible for prizes, participants must submit
verification of physical activity or miles walked on a weekly basis through use 
of a tracking device or smart phone activity app.
For more information please contact Jheri-Lynn McSwain or Daphne Lovell at 936-598-7744
or email at jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu

 

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McMahan Chapel 3rd Annual Car Show


McMahan Chapel 3rd Annual Antique/Classic Car Show, Saturday September 17th. Registration 8:00am..Showtime 10:00am..$25. entry fee day of show..$20. pre-registration. Judging begins at 10:30am. Hamburgers or hotdogs, potato salad, baked beans, cookies and tea or coffee for $6 a plate. Homemade ice cream too. All proceeds go to  <https://www.facebook.com/McMahan-Chapel-UMC-212604555431012/> McMahan Chapel UMC. To pre-register mail fee and info about your car to Sharron Mills, Rt 2 Box 424, San Augustine, Tx 75972. Please include phone number. Classes: Pre-49, 1st and 2nd place CAR. 1st and 2nd place TRUCK. 1st and 2nd place OPEN CAR. Post-48...same trophies as Pre. Custom/Radically Modified, 1st place Car and Truck...Motorcycles, OPEN CLASS, 1st and 2nd place. Trophies for all that place!!!! More info??? 936.275.5542 or 936.275.2640 GPS~2240 McMahan Chapel Road Bronson, Texas

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Joaquin JV Football Schedule Change


The Joaquin JV football game scheduled for this Thursday, August 25th, has
been moved to next Thursday, September 1st. The time will remain the same
at 5:00 pm and the game will be played at Joaquin ISD.  The game originally
scheduled for September 1st vs. Maud has been cancelled.  Go RAMS!
 

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Panola College - CONTINUING EDUCATION SETS FALL SCHEDULE


Senior citizens who want to learn more about computer security and privacy issues may want to sign up for CyberSafe, a free class set for Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 6-7 on the Panola College campus in Carthage. The class will meet from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, and from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday.
This class is just one of an array of course offerings geared to the community that are on the fall Continuing Education schedule.
August 30-31: OSHA 10. $175. Class will meet from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days.
September 6 – December 13. The Old Testament. $135. Class meets on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m.
September 9 – Advanced Excel. $60. Class meets from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
September 12 – December 19. The New Testament. $135. Class meets on Mondays from 6-8 p.m.
September 13-22. Windows 10. $65. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m.
September 16. Facebook Marketing for Small Business. $65. Class meets from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
October 4-22. Digital Photography. $115. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m., and Saturday, 3-5 p.m.
October 25 and 27. Learning Lightroom. $50. Class meets from 6-9 p.m.
All classes will meet on the Panola College campus. 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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Timpson ISD Bear Update


THS Volleyball News - The Lady Bears played a dual match against Ore City and Longview Christian Heritage on Tuesday. The Lady Bears  volleyball team lost to Ore City 3-1 and beat Longview Christian Heritage 3-1. Next, they will be in the West Sabine Tournament this Friday and Saturday August 19-20. Congrats and Good Luck Lady Bears.
 
More THS Volleyball News - Lady Bear volleyball players Molly Sanford and  Kameron Courtney were selected to the All Tournament team by a committee at the Leverett’s Chapel tournament. We are very proud of them. Attached is a photo of the players.
 
Counselor News - Submitted by Charlotte Metcalf
As of August 11, Timpson High School has at least 30 students registered to take dual credit courses in conjunction with Panola College.  Students range in grade from sophomore to senior and are taking classes including Speech 1315, English 1301,  Human Growth and Development, Medical Terminology, Nutrition and Humanities. Students receive both high school credit and college credit for these classes.  Several students are also registered in CNA (Certified Nurse Aide) and welding classes.  We look forward to a successful school year and growing the dual credit and certification programs.
 
School Pictures - Timpson ISD fall pictures are scheduled for Friday, September 30.

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Tenaha City Council Meeting


 

There is a Tenaha City council meeting tonight August 22 at 5:15 pm.

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TENAHA LADY TIGERS 2016-17 BASKETBALL SCHEDULE


 

TENAHA LADY TIGERS
2016-17
BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
 
DATE             OPPONENT                     TEAMS                  PLACE                  TIME
11/1         WINNSBORO(SCRIM)        JVG-VG            WINNSBORO            4:30
11/8          SLOCUM(SCRIM)               JVG-VG             SLOCUM                   4:30
11/15        UNION GROVE                   JVG-VG             TENAHA                   5:30
11/21        CENTER                               JVG-VG              CENTER                    5:00
11/22        MARTINS MILL                  JVG-VG              MARTINS MILL      5:00
11/29        MARTINSVILLE                  JVG-VG              MARTINSVILLE       5:00
12/1-3       LIPAN  TOURNEY                  VG                  LIPAN                        TBA
12/6         *JOAQUIN                           JVG-VG              TENAHA                   5:00 
12/8-10    Frankston Tourney           VG-VB                Frankston                TBA
12/13       *SAN AUGUSTINE            JVG-VG               SAN AUGUSTINE    5:00
12/16        *CHIRENO                          JVG-VG              TENAHA                    5:00
12/20         CENTRAL HEIGHTS              VG                   SLOCUM                   4:30
12/28-30   HOLIDAY HOOPS             VG-VB                 TENAHA                    TBA
1/3              *TIMPSON                   JVG,JVB,VG,VB      TIMPSON                 4:30   
1/10            *SHELBYVILLE            JVG,JVB,VG,VB       TENAHA                   4:30
1/13            *WODEN                     JVG,JVB,VG,VB       WODEN                  4:30
1/17            *JOAQUIN                   JVG,JVB,VG,VB       JOAQUIN                4:30
1/20            *SAN AUGUSTINE     JVG,JVB,VG,VB        TENAHA                 4:30
1/24            *CHIRENO                   JVG,JVB,VG,VB        CHIRENO               4:30
1/27            *TIMPSON                  JVG,JVB,VG,VB         TENAHA                4:30
2/3               *SHELBYVILLE            JVG,JVB,VG,VB         SHELBYVILLE        4:30
2/7               *WODEN                     JVG,JVB,VG,VB        TENAHA                4:30
 

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TENAHA TIGER 2016 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE


 

 
TENAHA TIGER 2016 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Date:                                              Opponent:                                                          Time:                   
Aug. 12                                          @ Maud (Scrimmage)                                              TBA
Aug. 18                                          @ New Diana (Scrimmage)                                    6:00
Aug. 26                                          @ Joaquin                                                              7:30
Sept. 2                                           Kerens                                                                           7:30
Sept. 9                                           Dallas Gateway                                                           7:30
Sept. 16                                         @ Clarksville                                                             7:30
Sept. 23                                        West Sabine                                                                 7:30
Sept. 30                                             OPEN                                             
Oct. 7                                           *@Mount Enterprise                                    7:00
Oct. 14                                         *@ Wortham                                                                7:00
Oct. 22                                         *Grapeland (Homecoming/Hall of Honor)          6:00
Oct. 28                                         *@ Overton                                                                 7:00
Nov. 4                                             *Timpson                                                                    7:00             
Denotes
*District 11AA Contest
 
Coaches:
Athletic Director/Head Coach: Craig Horn
ASST. Coaches: Kendall Cotten, Robert Tamplin, Jeremy Parker, Todd Bodden, David DePriest, Greg Jenkins, Daniel Ball
 
Superintendent: Scott Tyner 
HS/MS Principal: Judy Monroe
Elementary Principal: Linda Jacobs
Band Director: Brian Sours    Asst. Shannon Landrum; Brian Straw
Tiger Dolls: T.J. Maple and Denetra Slaughter
Cheerleaders: Amy Collins and Carrie Jenkins                                                                                                     
                                                 

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Tenaha School Board Meeting


 

Tenaha ISD has a school board meeting tonight at 5:15 pm.

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Teens Get Paid to Join Research Team


 

Shelby County Teens! Would you like to earn a $25 spending card Thursday? You can do this by talking to other teens Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 about drugs and alcohol. And you would be helping a research team of four people from Texas A&M complete their Summer Research project.
 
The research team will come to the Piney Woods Outreach Center to conduct focus groups—one with teens age 13 to 18 and the other, at the same time, with the parents of those teens in another room. The general discussion will be about alcohol and drugs, but you don’t have to have any experience with either alcohol or drugs! And what you say is confidential, that is, the teens and the parents will have totally separate conversations.
 
The information will be reported in general with nobody having any way of knowing who said what.
 
It’s not that often that you can get paid just for listening and talking and giving your opinion. You’ll also be helping your county and the agencies that serve the people in Shelby county!
 
Only one child from each household can be in the discussion –no brothers or sisters allowed! And each teen must have one, but only one, parent, or step-parent, or guardian or whoever takes care of the teen in the home to take part in the discussion in the other room. We want all kinds, male, female, young, old, all races and cultures. You can invite your friends, and there will be refreshments, so this could be fun! It will be interesting for sure!
 
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) from Lufkin is helping put this together for the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) of Texas A&M. It will be successful only if 15 teens and 15 parents come to participate. You are needed!
 
To be a part of the group you must be on the RSVP list before the event. The earlier the better! Call Pam at 620-687-1495.
 
Act now—get your teen, get your parent, get your friends. Set aside 2 hours from 4 to 6 p.m. Come have some food and communicate with others from Shelby County about drugs and alcohol, and get reimbursed! $25 gift card for teens and $100 for parents.  620-687-1495. Call now.
 
Remember: Call 620-687-1495. Leave a message. She’ll call you back.
 

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Joaquin Band meets the Army Band


 

Six members of the Joaquin High School Rockin' Ram Band were invited to practice with the Louisiana National Guard's 156th Army Band on Sunday. Junior percussionist Skylar Herbison, Sophomore flutist Hannah Ewing, freshman tenor saxophone Samuel Brazzel, freshman alto saxophone Madison Cheatwood, eighth grade alto saxophone Trystan Herbison, and eighth grade percussionist Sarah Ewing all spent the day working with the professional and college level musicians of the Louisiana Army Band. The Louisiana Army Band is under the direction of Chief Warrant Officer Three Wade Furniss, who approved the visit. The visit was arranged by Joaquin Band Director James Carpenter, who is a Specialist in the 156th and plays saxophone in the Louisiana 156th Army Band. All of the students involved were grateful for the opportunity to work with these musicians.

 

 

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Shelbyville Football Schedule


 

2016 SHELBYVILLE DRAGON VARSITY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
August 12 Maud/Tenaha Scrimmage Maud 6:00pm
August 18 Palestine Westwood Scrim Palestine 6:00pm
AUGUST 26 ELKHART AWAY 7:30
SEPTEMBER 2 HEMPHILL HOME 7:30
SEPTEMBER 9 GARRISON HOME 7:30
SEPTEMBER 16 ARP AWAY 7:30
SEPTEMBER 23 CORRIGAN CAMDEN AWAY 7:30
SEPTEMBER 30 OPEN
OCTOBER 7 SAN AUGUSTINE HOME 7:30
OCTOBER 14 JOAQUIN AWAY 7:30
OCTOBER 21 CUSHING** HOME 7:30
OCTOBER 28 CARLISLE AWAY 7:30
NOVEMBER 4 ALTO*** HOME 7:30
**Homecoming
***Senior Night
2016 SHELBYVILLE DRAGON
JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
August 12 Maud/Tenaha Scrimmage Maud 6:00pm
August 18 Palestine Westwood Scrim Palestine 6:00pm
AUGUST 25 ELKHART HOME 6:00
SEPTEMBER 1 HEMPHILL AWAY 6:00
SEPTEMBER 8 GARRISON AWAY 7:00
SEPTEMBER 15 ARP HOME 7:00
SEPTEMBER 22 CORRIGAN CAMDEN HOME 7:00
SEPTEMBER 29 OPEN
OCTOBER 6 SAN AUGUSTINE AWAY 7:00
OCTOBER 13 JOAQUIN HOME 7:00
OCTOBER 20 CUSHING AWAY 7:00
OCTOBER 27 CARLISLE HOME 7:00
NOVEMBER 3 ALTO AWAY 7:00
2016 SHELBYVILLE DRAGON
MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME(7TH/8TH)
SEPTEMBER 8 GARRISON AWAY 5:00/6:00
SEPTEMBER 15 ARP HOME 5:00/6:00
SEPTEMBER 22 CORRIGAN CAMDEN HOME 5:00/6:00
SEPTEMBER 29 OPEN
OCTOBER 6 SAN AUGUSTINE AWAY 5:00/6:00
OCTOBER 13 JOAQUIN HOME 5:00/6:00
OCTOBER 20 CUSHING AWAY 5:00/6:00
OCTOBER 27 CARLISLE HOME 5:00/6:00
NOVEMBER 3 ALTO AWAY 5:00/6:00

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Center City Council Meeting


 

AGENDA
The Center City Council will meet in regular session on Monday, August 22, 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.
11. Public Hearings:
A. Proposed Tax Rate.
III. Approval of Minutes of the Workshop and the Regular Meetings on August 8, 2016.
IV. Consider Discussion and Possible Action on the following:
A. Ordinance 2016-6— Ratification ofZoning Changes.
B. Authorizing Solicitation of Bids for Harvesting Timber at Various Locations.
C. MHS Proposal— Grant Application for Perry Sampson Park Enhancement.
D. Approve Street Closure Requests for East Texas Poultry Festival.
1. Closure ofNacogdoches, Austin, San Augustine, and Shelbyville Streets
for Doo Dah Parade on September 28, 2016.
2. Closure on inside of square on September 28, 2016.
3. Closure of Shelbyville Street to San Augustine to Logansport Streets on
October 8, 2016.
E. Budget Discussion.
V. Items of Interest from Council and City Manager, and Citizens—No Action Items.
VI. 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
VII. Adjournment.
MEMORANDUM
TO: Mayor and City Council
FR: Chad D. Nehring, City Manager
Date: August 18, 2016
RE: Agenda Comments for Regular Meeting of August 22, 201

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RELOCATION OPEN HOUSE TO BE HELD FOR LOCAL AGENCIES


 

RELOCATION OPEN HOUSE TO BE HELD
FOR LOCAL AGENCIES
 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will celebrate with the Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center and CASA of East Texas at their new jointly occupied location at 131 Tenaha Street on Tuesday, August 30, at 4:00 p.m. 
The move is made possible by the generosity of the Davis Foundation after they acquired the former Griffin Law Office building.
The public is invited to tour the building and learn about the role each agency plays in the community.  Refreshments will be served.
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or info@shelbycountychamber.com.
 

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40th EAST TEXAS POULTRY FESTIVAL ARTS & CRAFTS VENDOR DEADLINE EXTENDED


 
40th EAST TEXAS POULTRY FESTIVAL
 ARTS & CRAFTS VENDOR DEADLINE EXTENDED
 
The deadline to apply for an Arts and Crafts vendor booth at the 40th East Texas Poultry Festival sponsored by Farmers State Bank has been extended to Friday, September 2. The festival will take place October 6-8 on the historic downtown Center Square. Limited spaces are still available and the applications are being accepted at the Shelby County Chamber office. Gold Sponsors for the Festival are City of Center and Tyson Foods.
The fee for the rental of a 10' x 10' booth is $125.  Each booth includes a canopy and an electrical outlet.  Booths must be manned continuously during the hours of 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. all three days of the festival.  First time exhibitors are asked to send three color photographs showing representative merchandise.  At the deadline, the Arts & Crafts committee will select the vendors based on the type and quality of merchandise and notify them of their selection. Applications are available for download at www.shelbycountychamber.com
For an application to be received by mail or electronically or questions, call Shelby County Chamber of Commerce 936-598-3682 or email info@shelbycountychamber.com.
 

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EAST TEXAS POULTRY FESTIVAL QUEEN’S COURT PREPARES FOR 2016 SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT


 

 
EAST TEXAS POULTRY FESTIVAL QUEEN’S COURT
PREPARES FOR 2016 SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT
 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce recently announced the East Texas Poultry Festival will be October 6-8 on the historic downtown square.  One of several preliminary festivities is the Queen's Court Scholarship Pageant. The reigning East Texas Poultry Festival Queen, Camaryn Smith, will crown her successor on Saturday, October 1 on stage at Center High School.
 
The Queen's Court is comprised of young ladies entering their junior year in a Shelby County high school with a grade point average of 85 or above.  According to Caroline Hutchins Corbell, committee chairman, information packets will be available with the start of school from the pageant School Sponsor on each high school campus.  Students should listen for announcements on their own campus.
 
The East Texas Poultry Festival Queen's Court program encompasses a month of activities.  The committee creates informational events for the candidates and their escorts to participate in to develop their interpersonal skills.  The program develops responsibility, etiquette, interview skills, conversation skills and their individual personality in varied settings.
 
The Queen's Court season is made possible in part by Platinum Sponsor, Shelby Savings Bank.  The Poultry Festival is presented by Farmers State Bank. Festival Gold Sponsors are City of Center and Tyson Foods.
 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote and advance economic enrichment and development, tourism, and the social and civic interest of Shelby County and adjoining areas.  For additional information, please call 936.598.3682, email info@shelbycountychamber.com or visit www.shelbycountychamber.com.
 

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Timpson City Council Meeting


 

 
Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the governing body of the above named City will be held on the 22nd day of August 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. Discuss and take action:  The Council will discuss sending a 60 day written
                    notice to McCreary, Veselka, Bragg & Allen P.C. (MVBA) to terminate the
                    contract to collect past due fines and fees for the Municipal Court.  During the 
                    February 16th Council meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Wolfe and Councilmembers
                    Grace and Baker voted to hire MVBA over the firm of Linebarger & Goggan to
                    collect the past due accounts of the Court.  To date, MVBA has made no significant 
                    effort to begin the collection process and has shown very little interest in the
                    City’s collection needs. To our knowledge no case files have been transferred for 
                    collection. 
 
2. Discuss and take action:  The Council will discuss to amend the previous
Ordinance to hire Linbarger & Goggan to collect fines and fees of the Municipal
Court.  
 
3. Discuss and take action:  The Council will discuss entering into a contract
to immediately start Municipal Court collections with Linbarger & Goggan.
 
                         
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
 

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SHELBYVILLE GOLD CARD ATHLETIC PASSES


 

SHELBYVILLE GOLD CARD ATHLETIC PASSES
 
 
Shelbyville I.S.D. is pleased to announce that 
Senior Citizens (age 65 or over)
**PROOF OF AGE AND RESIDENCE REQUIRED**
who reside in Shelbyville I.S.D.
will be admitted free of charge to all Home 
Athletic Events for the 2016-17 school year, 
by presenting a Shelbyville I.S.D. Gold Card Pass.
Please come by the Shelbyville I.S.D. Administration Office
 at your convenience to pick up a Gold Card.
 
 
SHELBYVILLE RETIREE ATHLETIC PASSES
 
Shelbyville I.S.D. is pleased to announce that
all Shelbyville I.S.D. retirees will be admitted
free of charge to home athletic events for the 16-17 school year
by presenting a special pass.  
If you are a Shelbyville I.S.D. retiree and do not receive a pass
by mail, please come by the administration office
or call 598-2641.
 

 

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Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Member Children’s Dental Center


 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite the public to a new member ribbon cutting for Children’s Dental Center, on Thursday, August 25 at 4:00 p.m., with owner Dr. Thomas Youngblood.  Children’s Dental Center is located at 128 Nacogdoches Street in Center.  Refreshments will be served.
 
Dr. Thomas Youngblood and his children’s dentistry team offer comprehensive dental care for patients from six months to 20 years old. 
 
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or www.shelbycountychamber.com.
 

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Center Football Tickets


 

*NOTICE REGARDING HOME GAME TICKET SALES *
*FOR VARSITY FOOTBALL ONLY:*
 
EVERY 2 YEARS SCHOOLS ARE REALIGNED
INTO NEW DISTRICTS.
OUR NEW DISTRICT 9-4A INCLUDES
THE FOLLOWING  POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
 REGARDING VARSITY FOOTBALL
TICKET SALES FOR HOME GAMES:
 
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*TICKETS WILL BE SOLD IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER:*
 
BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016
*VARSITY FOOTBALL *
***HOME GAME ***
*TICKET PRE-SALES *
*WILL OCCUR ON *
*WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS ONLY*
*8:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M. ONLY*
@
CENTER HIGH SCHOOL OFFICE
AND
CENTER ADMINISTRATION OFFICE
 
*TICKET PRICES:*
ADULTS - $5
STUDENT - $3
(PRE-K THRU 12TH GRADE)
 
*TICKETS PURCHASED @ THE GATE:*
$6 FOR ALL AGES
 
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*DISCOUNT WILL APPLY TO *
*PRE-GAME TICKET SALES ONLY!*

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*“Altered Books” Exhibit to be Hosted by M.P. Baker Library*


 

*“Altered Books” Exhibit to be Hosted by M.P. Baker Library*
 
M.P. Baker Library, Panola College will host an exhibit by artist Corrine
Jones “Altered Books” in the Fay Allison Gallery from September 1- 29,
2016. A reception will be held Thursday, September 29, 2016 in the M.P.
Baker Library Foyer.
 
Corinne Jones earned her Bachelor of Fine Art Degree, with an emphasis on
painting from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee; and a
Master of Art Degree along with a Master of Fine Art Degree, both with an
emphasis on painting, from Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches,
Texas. Her work has been exhibited all over the world, including France,
Italy, and Russia. She lives in Nacogdoches, Texas.
 

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*Panola College to Host Lunchbox Lecture * *Dr. Alexander Korniyenko Remembers 9/11*


 

*Panola College to Host Lunchbox Lecture *
 
*Dr. Alexander Korniyenko Remembers 9/11*
 
The M.P. Baker Library will host *Remembering 9/11*with special speaker Dr.
Alex Korniyenko on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in the Murphy-Payne Community
rooms of the library. Dr. Korniyenko is a cardiologist with Tyler
Cardiovascular Consultants. He is affiliated with six hospitals in the East
Texas area and visits Carthage regularly to see patients at the local ETMC
offices. Dr. Korniyenko began his medical career as an EMT with the New
York City Fire Department. He was serving in his second week with this
special group when tragedy struck and he was called to participate in the
911/WTC rescue mission. As the fifteenth anniversary of that fateful day
approaches, Dr. Korniyenko will share with our community his eye-witness
account of the event that launched America’s war on terror.
 
 
The lecture is free and open to the public.  Doors will open at 12:00 pm
with the lecture beginning at 12:15pm and lasting approximately 30 minutes.
Lunch will be provided for the first 50 attendees arriving.  The library
staff would like to extend a special invitation to all of our community’s
first-responders.  So that adequate seating may be provided, please RSVP.
For additional information please call 903-693-2091 or email
cferguson@panola.edu.
 

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*Designer Purses, Bingo, and Panola College Foundation*


 

*Designer Purses, Bingo, and Panola College Foundation*
 
 
 
The Panola College Foundation is excited to announce their Designer Purse
Bingo fundraising event on Thursday, October 20th at the John D. Windham
Civic Center in Center, Texas. The doors will open at 6:30pm, and the games
will begin at 7:00pm. Get ready for a fabulous night playing bingo for a
chance to win name brand designer purses. Ticket prices will include
admission, light food, and beverages, as well as three game cards for each
of the 15 games. The event will also have drinks for donations available.
All proceeds will go to support students, faculty, staff and special
projects at Panola College.
 
Panola College services 4 counties, Marion, Harrison, Panola and Shelby
County. We have campuses in Carthage, Marshall and two locations in Center.
The Foundation supports students and programs in all of our service areas.
We think the event is going to be a lot of fun and have already had a great
response since we opened up ticket sales last week.
 
Tickets are selling fast so don't wait to grab your chance at that new
designer handbag today. General admission tickets are $35 and reserved
tables for 8 are $350. We also have several wonderful sponsorship
opportunities available. You can purchase your tickets and sponsorships
today on our website at http://bit.ly/PCBingo2016 or call 903-693-2029 for
more information.
 
*About the Foundation*
 
In the past ten years, Panola College Foundation has awarded over 700
scholarships worth almost half a million dollars. They have also awarded
over 40 faculty and staff grants valued at more than $100,000 in the past
five years. This event helps raise funds for the Panola College Foundation
to continue its efforts to enrich the community through scholarships,
faculty and staff grants, or other special projects.
 

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HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE Being offered by Shelby County Game Warden Anthony King and Center FFA


 

HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE Being offered by Shelby County Game Warden Anthony King and Center FFA
 
DATE: Saturday, August 27th
TIME: 9am-2pm
LOCATION: Center High School Library & Cafeteria (signs will lead you to parking lot)
TO PRE-REGISTER: Please e-mail jessica.shadix@centerisd.org with your name, age, and phone number
Course Fee: $20-cash only ($15 for course, $5 for meal)
Bring with you: snacks, drinks, and all online printed quizzes.
Meal will be provided by: Jason Pyles with Good Times Smoke House
Special Guest: Kirk Sanford with Dependable Arms will present Firearm Safety
Every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete a Hunter
Education Training Course. Minimum age of certification is 9 years of age.
If you were born on or after September 2, 1971 and you are:
• under 9 years of age, you must be accompanied.
• age 9 through 16, you must successfully complete a hunter education course, or you must be accompanied.
• age 17 and over, you must successfully complete a hunter education course
 
Course Details:
Online Course + Field Course – is ideal for adult hunters who have been shooting and/or hunting for a number of
years or an older youth who has an adult hunting/shooting mentor. The online course may be challenging for
some youth without adult assistance. ALL YOUTH 12 AND UNDER MUST HAVE AN ADULT
ACCOMPANY THEM TO THIS COURSE.
 
PART 1: Online Process:
Go to: tpwd.texas.gov
Click one of the Online Coursework options: (3 options)
Click: Start the course Now >>
• Study the Online Course web pages.
At the end of each page, click through to the next page. Take the quizzes at the end of each chapter and
immediately print out the results before continuing.
Use a current Outdoor Annual (available wherever hunting licenses are sold) or refer to the digital
Outdoor Annual to complete the Texas Regulations quiz.
PART 2: Attend and pass the Field Course.
Please take the printed results of your quizzes with you to your testing site to show that you took and passed the
online course.
If you have any questions or need help with any portion of this class, please feel free to contact me!
Jessica Shadix
Center High School Agriscience Teacher/Center FFA Advisor
jessica.shadix@centerisd.org

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Shelbyville Band Boosters Meeting


 

This Monday, August 22nd, at 6pm, the Shelbyville Band Boosters will meet in the Band Hall to discuss events, fundraisers and work schedules for the year.  All parents with band students are encouraged to attend.
 

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IRAQ WAR VETERANS TO BE REMEMBERED


 

IRAQ WAR VETERANS TO BE REMEMBERED
 
August 31st, 2010 marked the official end to US Combat Operation in Iraq.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars will insure the patriotism and sacrifices of
this generation to include US Army Specialist Larry E. Polley, Jr. who was
killed in action are never forgotten by the American people.  
 
Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary
invite all Iraq Veterans and the public to a remembrance program to be held
at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse,
Wednesday, August 31st at 10:00 am.  
 
If you can attend the program and are an Iraq War Veteran or the relative of
an Iraq War Veteran VFW Post 8904 would like to recognize and present you
with a certificate of service.   Call Post Quartermaster Larry Hume at
598-2976 or email  <mailto:chief@chiefimaging.com> chief@chiefimaging.com
with the veteran's name and who will be attending for the presentation.
 

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Tyson Cited by OSHA


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Timpson ISD Bear Update 8/17/2016


 
Timpson ISD Bear Update
8/17/2016
 
Bear Scrimmage Update – The scrimmage time and date has changed to Friday, August 19th in Tatum at 5:00 p.m. Go Bears!
 
Bear Spirit Shirts - The new Bear spirit shirts have arrived. If you are interested in purchasing one, contact Danielle Smith at the high school or at dsmith@timpsonisd.com<mailto:dsmith@timpsonisd.com>. Sizes youth small-adult 3X are available for $17.00 each.  See attached.
 

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Construction in Center


 

Beginning August 22nd, Childs Street, beside City Hall, will be closed to
traffic and under construction.  The City will place barricades and detour
signage.  Childs Street will be widened to accommodate for two-way traffic,
move the Tenaha Street intersection to line up with Foster Drive, and have a
right-turn lane for school buses.
 
During construction, City Hall customers will be able to access the current
parking lot via a temporary driveway from Malone Drive.  Access to Center
Middle and Intermediate campuses will need to be made via Kennedy Street.  
 
Once Childs Street is reopened, Fair Street, adjoining the tennis courts,
will be closed to build a new parking lot for the Portacool Park expansion.

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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, August 11, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Center Independent School District Administration Board Room located at located at 107 Private Road 605 in Center, 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; Rayford Copelin, Deputy Superintendent; Tammy Lemoine, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction; Betty McDaniel, Director of Finance and James Hockenberry, Superintendent
 
Absent: Traci Willoughby and Dan Wilkins
 
Visitors: Tina Byrnes, Southwest Foodservice Excellence; Matt Gregory, CHS Administrator; Steve Synder, Light and Champion and Lindsey Tipton, Southwest Foodservice Excellence
 
2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
 
James Greer gave the invocation and Matt Gregory led the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
3. Public Comments/Audience Participation
 
None
 
4. Consent Agenda
 
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Daphne LaRock to approve the consent agenda consisting of the minutes from the regular meeting on July 11, 2016, the July  Investment Report (2015-2016), the Tax Collection Report (July 2016), the Financial Reports (July 2016) and approve payments over $50,000.
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 
 
5. Consider Approval of Notice of Public Meeting to Discuss Budget and Proposed Tax Rate August 31, 2016
 
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Daphne LaRock to approve the notice of public meeting to discuss budget and proposed tax rate on August 31, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. 
 
The motion reads as follows:
 
“I move that the Board of Trustees of Center ISD approve the Notice of Public Meeting to discuss the 2016-2017 budget and proposed tax rate. 
 
The meeting will be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, August 31, 2015 at the Center ISD Administration Office.  
 
The proposed Operating budget is $22,261,717.
The proposed Interest and Sinking (I&S) budget is $1,232,350.
 
The proposed Maintenance & Operation (M&O) tax rate of $1.1700 and the proposed I&S tax rate of $.1638 for a total tax rate of $1.3338.
 
The motion carried 4-0. 
 
6. Presentation of Center High School (Flex) Lunch
 
Matt Gregory presented the new flex lunch program at Center High School (CHS), which is scheduled to be rolled out on September 14, 2016.  The flex lunch program will provide academic support to the students as well as providing the students with opportunities to become connected to CHS while addressing the before and after school conflicts with many of the extracurricular activities.  
 
7. Summer Leadership Institute Summary
 
Sharon Nelson delivered an overview of the 2016 Summer Leadership Institute Conference.
 
8. Appoint Delegate and Alternative Delegate TASA/TASB Conference
 
Traci Willoughby was appointed as the delegate and Dan Wilkins as the alternate delegate for the upcoming TASA/TASB Conference 2016.
 
9. Schedule “Team of Eight” Training
 
The Board selected September 20, 2016 as the date for “Team of Eight” training.  
 
10. Construction Update
 
Rayford Copelin provided the Board with an update of the ongoing construction projects.  
 
 
11. Discussion of Future Facilities and Schedule Campus Visits
 
The Board continued their ongoing discussion of future facilities at Center ISD.  Dr. Hockenberry suggested campus visits take place after the students return.  Dr. Hockenberry will provide the members of the Board with a schedule.
 
12. Consideration and Approval of 2016-2017 Objectives 
 
The objectives for the 2016-2017 school year were presented to the Board.  The goals are: 
 
Goal 1: Emphasize systemic instructional initiatives in literacy at all levels and in all content areas, with special emphasis in grades K through 10.
 
Performance Objective:  By the end of the year, in grades K-10, all students will show at least one year’s growth in reading as indicated by local and STAAR reading assessments.  
Performance Objective: In grades K-10, students will improve two levels in writing as indicated on the appropriate STAAR Writing Rubric in grades K-3,5,6,8, STAAR writing exam (grades 4 and 7) and the English I and II STAAR exams.
 
Goal 2: CISD will establish a learning environment that promotes the physical, mental and emotional well-being of all staff and students.
 
Performance Objective: CISD will design, support and encourage extracurricular programs that instill competitive values and teamwork among all student groups.
 
A motion was made by John Henry Holloway, seconded by Sharon Nelson to approve the 2016-2017 objectives.
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 
13. Consideration and Approval of 2016-2017 Breakfast and Lunch Meal Prices
 
Tina Byrnes presented the proposed breakfast and lunch menu prices for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.  Paperwork was completed during the summer and the State sent a report indicating that the District must raise the price of breakfast and lunch at least five (5) cents.  
 
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by John Henry Holloway to approve the 2016-2017 breakfast and lunch meal prices.
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 
 
14. Consideration and Approval of the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (TTESS) and List of Appraisers for the 2016-2017 School Year
 
The Board received the new Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (TTESS) guidelines and the list of certified appraisers for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.
 
John Henry Holloway made the motion, seconded by Daphne LaRock approve the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System and the list of appraisers for the 2016-2017 school year.
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 
15. Consider and Approval of the 2016-2017 Grading Guidelines
 
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by John Henry Holloway to approve the 2016-20175 grading policies.
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 
16. Consideration and Approval to Continue the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
 
Sharon Nelson made the motion, seconded by John Henry Holloway to continue the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). 
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 
17. Consideration and Approval to Renew Student Accident Insurance
 
No action taken by the Board as the student accident insurance has been handled.
 
18. Authorize Administration to Conduct Surplus Sale
 
Daphne LaRock made the motion, seconded by John Henry Holloway to authorize Administration to conduct a surplus sale. 
 
The motion carried 4-0.0
 
19. Distribution of TASB Policy Update 105
 
Each member of the Board received a copy of the TASB Policy Update 105, affecting Local Policies.
 
20. Order Board of Trustee Election on November 8, 2016
 
John Henry Holloway made a motion, seconded by Daphne LaRock to order a Board Trustees election on November 8, 2016.  
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 
 
21. Closed Session
 
James Greer called for a closed session at 7:40 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, extended emergency sick leave and private consultation with the Board’s attorney.
 
22. Open Session
 
The Board returned into open session at 7:56 p.m.  No action was taken in closed session. 
 
22.1 District Employees and Officers:  Texas Government Code §551.071, §551.074 and §551.129
 
22.1.1 A motion was made by John Henry Holloway, seconded by Daphne LaRock to accept the following employment report by Superintendent Hockenberry. 
 
Leticia Abundiz, Bilingual Aide – F.L. Moffett Primary School
Dempsey Compton, Teacher/Coach – Center Middle School
Kristie Devers, Teacher – Center Middle School
Katina Hubbard, Life Skills Aide – Center Intermediate School
Gary Keese, Teacher – Center Middle School
Vanessa Renteria Lopez, Campus Secretary – Center Intermediate School
Gerardo Martinez, Aide – Center High School
Kindle Parrish, Teacher – Center Intermediate School
Chase Rathke, Teacher/Coach – Center High School
Claudia Martinez Rodriguez, Bilingual Aide – F.L. Moffett Primary School
Hannah Wolf, Instructional Aide - Moffett Primary School
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 
22.1.2 A motion was made by John Henry Holloway, seconded by Daphne LaRock to accept the following resignations/retirements as recommended by Superintendent Hockenberry. 
 
Janice Barton, AEP Aide – Resignation
Alicia Javier, FLM Bilingual Aide – Resignation
Rebecca Mireles, FLM Bilingual Aide – Resignation
Elizabeth Sanders, FLM Bilingual Aide – Resignation
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 
22.1.3 There were no extended emergency sick leaves to be considered by the Board. 
 
22.1. There was no action to be taken regarding the private consultation with the Board’s attorney.
 
 
23. Adjournment
 
A motion was made by John Henry Holloway, seconded by Sharon Nelson to adjourn the meeting at 7:57 p.m.
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 

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Veteran Info


 

 
If you received a Purple Heart for being wounded in Vietnam, you could be one of 9 veterans to win VFW’s “Return to Vietnam” trip. This in-country tour from April 20-May 3, 2017, will include Hanoi, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), the DMZ, Khe Sanh, Hue, DaNang, Hoi An, Marble Mountain, Cu Chi and Tay Ninh. Airfare, accommodations and meals are included.
 
Entries must be received prior to the drawing on December 2, 2016.  To claim their trip, winners must send a copy of their Purple Heart documentation to VFW National Headquarters by Jan. 6, 2017, and their passport by Feb. 10, 2017. If you do not have a passport, please apply immediately upon notification that you are a trip winner and that your Purple Heart has been documented.
 
Please consider the following conditions before entering the drawing.
• Trip includes traditional American food when possible, but mainly Vietnamese meals.
• Long bus rides and excessive walking.
• There are no handicap facilities anywhere on the trip.
• Everyone must participate in every trip and activity in Vietnam.
 
You can pick up an entry form at Chief Imaging, 614 Tenaha St. or one can be emailed to you.  Call Larry Hume 598-2976 or email chief@chiefimaging.com.
 

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Tenaha ISD Policy


 

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Tenaha ISD Policy


 

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AFFINITY HOSPICE NEW MEMBER RIBBON CUTTING TODAY!!!


 

 AFFINITY HOSPICE
NEW MEMBER RIBBON CUTTING
 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite the public to a ribbon 
cutting to welcome Affinity Hospice on Tuesday, August 16 at 2:00 p.m. at 1400 Tenaha Street, Suite C, in Center.  Affinity Hospice provides a team of professionals and volunteers that work with 
the family during an illness and provides a special way of caring for patients facing
end of life decisions.  For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936)-598-3682 or info@shelbycountychamber.com 

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Log Cabin San Augustine Chamber of Commerce meeting today!


 

Honorable District Judge Charles Mitchell meets in San Augustine today at 12 noon at the Log Cabin, food will be served.  

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*Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce plans for annual meeting*


 

 
*Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce plans for annual meeting*
 
 
The planning committee for the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce 95th
Annual Meeting & Membership Banquet is preparing for the event set for
Tuesday, Sept. 27 in the Grand Ballroom, SFASU Baker Pattillo Student
Center.
 
 
Committee members include those pictured sitting from left, Charlotte
Ashcraft, committee chair Betty Shinn and Sherry Banks; and standing from
left, Claire Robbins, Donna Finley, Scarlett Sloane, Bradley Reynolds, Ryan
Russell and Trish Holt.
 
 
The Chamber's 2016-2017 Board of Directors will be inducted at the meeting,
and the recipients of the Gary Justice Business Excellence Awards and the
Citizens of the Year will be honored.
 
 
Nacogdoches County Peace Officers is Large Business of the Year - sponsored
by R & K Distributors, Inc., Banita Creek Hall is Medium Business of the
Year - sponsored by Regions Bank, and The Hospice of East Texas Shop is
Small Business of the Year - sponsored by Heritage Land Bank. Charlotte and
Gary Lee Ashcraft are Citizens of the Year.
 
Tickets and table sponsorships are available. Contact the Nacogdoches
County Chamber at 936-560-5533 for more information.
 

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National Junior Beta Convention


 

 

Center Middle School's Beta Club traveled to the National Junior Beta
Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 23-26.  Eighteen middle school
students placed at the state level qualifying them for Nationals in Oil and
Acrylic painting, Technology, Jewelry, Digitally Enhanced Photography, and
Living Literature.


Students qualifying included: Dayton Bush, Josh Clinton, Tyler Herndon,
Keelan Williams, MaKayla Mayo, Kamryn Holt, Caroline Scull, Zac Denby,
Grant Hockenberry, Hunter Rowland, Kennedy Bush, Taylor Horton, Jake Liker,
Cale Henson, Ali Stuever, Sarah Scull, Karan Rawandawa, and Wesley Wages.
While at the National Convention, Keelan Williams earned 2nd place in her
Handmade Jewelry and Living Literature placed in the top ten.
CMS Beta club would like to thank Boom Boom Photo Booth, Eta Rho chapter of
Beta Sigma Phi, the Lion's Club, the Rotary Club, and the School Board for
their generous donations to help make this trip possible.  Center was well
represented by these Middle School students.
Club sponsors attending the convention were Holly Burns and Sommer Herndon.

 

 

 

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Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Leadership Shelby County Class of 2017


 

Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Leadership Shelby County Class of 2017
 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will welcome the Leadership Shelby County Class of 2017 with a casual dinner at Sombreros on Wednesday, August 17. The Leadership Shelby County committee and alumni will be the hosts and hostess for the event.  Leadership Shelby County is a yearlong program designed to identify potential leaders and develop within these individuals the knowledge, skills and vision necessary to enable them to actively participate in the enhancement of their communities.  
 
Class members for the 2016-2017 Leadership class include Bobby Bressman, Pastor First Baptist Church; John Michael Burns, John Michael Burns Insurance; Marcus Cameron, City of Center; Brandon Davis, Tyson Foods; Lori Davis, Shelby Savings Bank; Jeremy Fenley, Shelby Savings Bank; Allison Harbison, Shelby County Judge; Inez Hughes, Center ISD; Karen Jones, Pastor First United Methodist Church; Tammie Luman, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce; Jerrod Nutt, Mangum Funeral Home; Elizabeth Pinkston, Center Floral; Jose Solis, General Shelters; Andy Gardner, Austin Bank and Scott Stanfield, Farmers State Bank.
 
The class will meet for one day each month from September to April to study specific topics including education, local & state government, health & human services, economic development, energy, quality of life and heritage.
 
For more information on the Leadership Shelby County program please contact the Chamber office at (936) 598-3682 or e-mail info@shelbycountychamber.com.  
 

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Fire Starters Caught!!


 

 

 

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Football Schedules


 

Center
 
The Center Roughriders football team has a home non-conference game vs. Rusk on Friday, August 26 @ 7:30p.
 
The Center Roughriders JV football team has an away non-conference game @ Rusk on Thursday, August 25 @ 7p.
 
 
Timpson
 
The Timpson Bears football team has an away non-conference game @ West Sabine on Friday, August 26 @ 7:30p.
 
The Timpson Bears JV football team has a home non-conference game vs. West Sabine on Thursday, August 25 @ 5p.
 
Tenaha
 
The Tenaha Tigers football team has an away non-conference game @ Joaquin on Friday, August 26 @ 7:30p
 
The Tenaha Tigers JV football team has an away non-conference game @ West Sabine on Thursday, September 22 @ 7p.
 
San Augustine
 
The San Augustine Wolves football team has a home non-conference game vs. Hemphill on Friday, August 26 @ 7:30p.
 
The San Augustine Wolves JV football team has an away non-conference game @ Groveton on Thursday, September 8 @ 7p.
 
Joaquin
 
The Joaquin Rams football team has a home non-conference game vs. Tenaha on Friday, August 26 @ 7:30p.
 
The Joaquin Rams JV football team has an away non-conference game @ Huntington on Thursday, September 15 @ 6p.

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*Panola College Foundation Awards Grants to Faculty & Staff*


 
*Panola College Foundation Awards Grants to Faculty & Staff*
 
 
On Thursday, August 11 Panola College faculty returned to campus excited by
a new year and new buildings. The Panola County Chamber of Commerce
welcomed faculty and staff with donuts, coffee and their own enthusiasm for
the new semester.
 
After a brief welcome, Mrs. Brenda Giles, 2016-2017 Chair of the Panola
College Foundation, mentioned that the first faculty and staff grants were
given by the Foundation in 2011. Giles stated that since that time the
Foundation has awarded 49 total grants totaling more than $140,000.
 
“It is with the support and generosity of the faculty, staff, and others
within the community that the Foundation is able to award grants to the
faculty and staff each year to Panola College,” said Giles. “It is my
pleasure this morning to announce the eleven recipients of Foundation
grants totaling more than $35,000.00, the largest in the Foundation’s
history.”
 
This year’s grant recipients include:
 
·         Jennifer Coon with the business department was awarded
$250              to purchase 10 monopoly board games to teach students
finance management.
 
·         Cristie Ferguson               with the Library was awarded $650
for the Russell Lee Photograph Exhibit.
 
·         Bobbie Smith and Paula Fultz in Cosmetology received $4,000 for a
student field trip to Armstrong McCall hair show.
 
·         Corey Johnson and the environmental biology department received
$5,658 for Labquest hardware & equipment
 
·         Emily Zabcik and Jennifer Coon teamed up together to write a
grant for the math and business departments to purchase a mobile computer
lab, which includes 24 computers & mobile cart in the amount of $14,000.
 
·         Ann Boland in the art department received $1,500 towards two
student field trips to art museums.
 
·         Karen King and the drama department received $1,688 for an
inventory database for costumes, sets, props, scripts, etc.
 
·         Julie Green with Occupational Therapy Assistant program received
$966 towards student field trip to Perot Museum.
 
·         Reanna Hart received $1,079 equipment for CPR/AED/First Aid
courses through the Continuing Education and Workforce Department.
 
·         Reanna Hart was also awarded $2,347 towards equipment for CNA
courses - bed, manikin, stethoscope, & blood pressure cuffs
 
·         Melissa Walters               with the Associate Degree nursing
department received $2,992              for medication and blood products
for sim lab.
 
“I would also like to express my gratitude to all those who have shown
their support to the Panola College Foundation throughout the last year,”
said Jessica Pace, Director of Institutional Advancement at Panola College.
It is only through the community’s continued support and generosity that
the Foundation continues to provide these grants each year.”

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Shelby County 4-H Sewing Sensations Class a Success


 

Shelby County 4-H Sewing Sensations Class a Success
 
The Shelby County 4-H Sewing Sensations class wrapped up August 10, 2016 after eight weeks of learning how to use a sewing machine, creating various stitches, making a pillow case, and the highlight of the lesson series, designing and creating a cabin-patch lap quilt.  The participants are excited to have finished their quilt projects so that they can enter them in the upcoming Poultry Festival Quilt Show.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eight youth ages 9 – 16 participated in this fun, hands-on learning experience.  The Texas Extension Education Association XYZ Homemaker’s Club led the project and provided valuable sewing tips to the group.  A special thank you to Jenny Salter for her expertise and leadership during this project.
This fun 4-H project will continue this fall under the direction of project leader Ann Blackwell.  We will be learning more about sewing, creating fashion projects from recyclables, developing a duct tape design, choosing color and themes to tell a fashion story, and working as team to create a wearable piece from a refashioned item.  The project participants will then showcase their fashion designs at the District 5 4-H Fashion Show in April 2017.
 
To learn more about this 4-H project and many other youth learning opportunities, be sure to attend the Shelby County 4-H Kick-off Event on Sunday, August 28th beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Community House in Center.
If you are interested in joining Shelby County 4-H Clothing and Textile Project team or would like additional information on our programs, give the Shelby County Extension office a call at 598-7744, Jheri-Lynn McSwain - Family and Consumer Sciences County Agent. 

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Angelina County


 

Angelina County, TX- At approximately 1:40 a.m., on August 15, Texas
Department of Public Safety troopers responded to and investigated a two vehicle
fatal crash on SH 103 East, about five miles East of Lufkin.
The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2003 Ford passenger car was
traveling eastbound on SH 103 when it drove over into the westbound lane and
struck a 2007 Ford pickup head-on.
The driver of the 2003 Ford passenger car was identified as 35-year-old Shelby
Dale LeBlanc from Etoile, TX. Leblanc was pronounced deceased at the scene by
Justice of the Peace Pat Grubbs.
The driver of the 2007 Ford pick-up was identified as Roy Lynn Smith, 36, from
Pollok, TX. Smith was transported to CHI St. Luke’s Hospital with serious
injuries.
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at
this time.
 

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Regular Meeting of the Joaquin Independent School District Board


 

 
Regular Meeting 
of the 
Joaquin Independent School District Board
 
 
Notice is hereby given that on the 15th day of August 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:
in the open meeting covered by the Notice upon the reconvening of the public meeting; or
at a subsequent public meeting of the School Board upon notice thereof; as the School Board shall determine.
 
 
AGENDA ATTACHED
AGENDA FOR AUGUST 15, 2016
 
 
 
 
Roll call, establishment of quorum, call to order – Joaquin ISD may have member(s) via video conference call – Texas Government Code Section 551.127 (See Attached Code)
 
Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance
 
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.
 
Report/Information items:
 
4.1 Review Monthly Financial Reports – Joel Bumback, Director of Finance
4.2 Calendar of JISD Activities
4.3 Master Schedules for Elementary, Jr. High School and High School
4.4 Correspondence
 
Agenda Items for consideration and possible action:
 
5.1 Minutes from previous month’s meeting
5.2 Approve engagement letter with auditor
5.3 Approve Speech Language Pathology Services Proposal for 2016-2017
5.4 Approve Fuel Proposal for 2016-2017
5.5 Approve TASB Policies:
Update 105 
Local Updates from Policy review
DNA Local
DNB Local
5.6 Approve JISD Appraisers for 16-17 School Year
 
2016 – 2017 Proposed Budget Workshop
 
Recommendations for items to be placed on agenda for next Board meeting
 
Designation of date and time of next meetings:
 
Monday, August 29, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. – Public Hearing on Budget
Monday, August 29, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. – Special Meeting
Monday, September 19, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. – Regular Monthly Meeting
 
Adjournment
 
 
 

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Tiger Weekly


 

Tiger Weekly
 
 August 12, 2016-Scrimmage Tigers vs Maud There (5:30 pm)
 
August 18, 2016-Meet the Teacher 4:30 pm-6:30 pm; Scrimmage Tigers vs New Diana There TBA
 
August 22, 2016-First Day of School
 
August 25, 2016-JV Tigers vs Joaquin Rams at 5:30 pm Home
 
August 26, 2016-Tigers  vs Joaquin Rams 7:30 pm There
 
September 2, 2016-Tigers vs Kerens 7:30 pm Home
 
September 5, 2016-Labor Day Holiday
 
September 9, 2016-Tigers vs Dallas Gateway 7:30 pm Home
 
 
 
Tenaha Independent School District will be hosting their annual Meet the Teacher on August 18th beginning at 4:30pm until 6:30pm. Parents and students are encouraged to attend this event. This event is for all students PK-12th grade. Middle School and High School students will be able to pick up their class schedule at this time.
 
 
 
Back to School Bash August 20, 2016
 
The Tenaha Youth Center will host a Back to School Bash on August 20, 2016 from 10:00 am until 12:00 Noon in order to provide free school supplies to our children. This will be the second time for this event at the youth center.
 
This will be the second time for this event at the youth center. Last year, thanks to the Hope Project, over 350 Shelby County children received needed supplies. We are calling on Shelby County businesses and merchants to help with this endeavor.  Please consider giving because the only hope many of our children have for success is through a good education. Your help will make a positive impact on many young lives in our county. Contributions are tax deductible. Supplies can be dropped off at the Tenaha Youth Center Monday – Friday from 2 pm until 3:30 pm, the Tenaha City Hall, or mailed to 3576 US Hwy. 84E, Tenaha, Texas 75974. Several local churches will be collecting for the event as well. You can contact the Tenaha Youth Center at 936-332-3582 with any questions.
 

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2016 Joaquin Rams Football Schedule


 

2016 Joaquin Rams 
Football
 
Boys Athletic Director/Head Football Coach: Wade Lawson 
Offensive Coordinator: Jared Jones
Defensive Coordinator: Kevin Cates 
Assistant Coaches: Mike Lawson, Jared Duck, Mark Lawrence, Duston Brown
Varsity 
 
 
Opponent Date Time Site Game   
Hemphill/Woodville 8/12/2016 TBA TBA Scrimmage   
Logansport 8/19/2016 TBA Home Scrimmage   
Tenaha 8/26/2016 7:30 Home Non-District   
Maud 9/2/2016 7:30 Away Non-District   
Lovelady 9/9/2016 7:30 Away Non-District   
Huntington 9/16/2016 7:30 Home (HC) Non-District   
Hawkins 9/23/2016 7:30 Away Non-District   
  
Alto 10/7/2016 7:30 Home District   
Shelbyville 10/14/2016 7:30 Home District   
Carlisle 10/21/2016 7:30 Away District   
San Augustine 10/28/2016 7:30 Home District   
Cushing 11/4/2016 7:30 Away District
 
Meet the Rams – August 16th @ 6:00 
Junior Varsity & Junior High
 
 
Opponent Date Time Site Team   
Hemphill/Woodville 8/12/2016 TBA TBA JV   
Logansport 8/19/2016 TBA Home JV   
Tenaha 8/25/2016 5:00 Away JV   
Maud 9/1/2016 5:00 Home JV   
Lovelady 9/8/2016 5:00 Home 7/8/JV   
Huntington 9/15/2016 5:00 Away 7/8/JV   
Hawkins 9/22/2016 5:00 Home 7/8/JV   
West Sabine                                                         9/29/2016          5:00 Home                                         7/8   
Alto 10/6/2016 5:00 Away 7/8/JV   
Shelbyville 10/13/2016 5:00 Away 7/8/JV   
Carlisle 10/20/2016 5:00 Home 7/8/JV   
San Augustine 10/27/2016 5:00 Away 7/8/JV   
Cushing 11/3/2016 5:00 Home 7/8/JV
 
Principals: Jimmy Jackson & Terri Gray                                        Superintendent: Phil Worsham
Band Director: James Carpenter                                                    Cheer Director: Madison Jones

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Main Street


 

 
 
September 11 An American Main Street Event  2-4 Downtown 
 
.        October 29  Movie in the Park 
 
.        December 1-2  Christmas Jubilee Days Downtown 
 
.        December 3  Junk in the Trunk Trades Day Downtown  
 

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Meet the Riders


 

HIGH SCHOOL
"MEET THE RIDERS"
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19TH @ 7:00 P.M.
ROUGHRIDER STADIUM!
 
SADDLE UP!
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Timpson isd Bear Update 8/12/2016


 

Timpson isd Bear Update
8/12/2016
 
 
Cafeteria Information – See Attached form.
 
THS Volleyball Update - Attached  are brackets for the Gary and Leverett’s Chapel Tournaments. The JV will be playing in the Gary Tournament today, Friday August 12th, and the Varsity played in the Leverett’s Chapel Tournament yesterday and again tomorrow, Saturday August 13th.  Good luck Lady Bears!
 
A Volleyball Note from Coach Foster - The 2016 season is underway. We got off to a great start at the Elysian Fields play day against good 3A competition. We played Hemphill, another very competitive 3A opponent Tuesday. We took them to the 5th set after a long fought 4 sets . We fell short in the 5th set 15-9. Our coaching staff is proud of the girls on and off of the court. I'm very proud of several complements I've received from area coaches and officials following the play day and our game at Hemphill. We played in the Leveretts Chapel tournament yesterday and will play Saturday. We beat Longview Christian Heritage today and won 25-14 and 25-23. We will play Waskom Saturday at 9:00 am.
 
                                              Timpson High School
Varsity Volleyball
2016
#2 Sara Duke
#3 Ana Deleon
#6 Brylee Behrens
#7 Jasmine Rogers
#8 Cedesha Curtis
#10 Kamryn Courtney
#12 Holly Hughes
Libero: #1 Molly Sanford
 

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CITY OF JOAQUIN REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING AGENDA August 15, 2016


 

CITY OF JOAQUIN 
REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING
AGENDA 
August 15, 2016
 
The City Council of Joaquin will meet in regular session Monday, August 15, 2016
6:30 p.m. at The Joaquin City Hall located at 124 North Preston, Joaquin, Texas.
 
ORDER OF BUSINESS
 
Call to order, establish quorum & welcome guest.
Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance.
Open Forum.
Council approval of the previous month’s minutes.
Monthly Reports:
City Secretary
Utility Billing Manager
Public Works Manager
Fire Department
Discussion & Council Action on Payment of Bills.
Presentation of 2016 Independent Auditor’s Report.
Discussion & Council Action approval of 2015 Independent Audit.
Presentation of Report by Council Special Advisory Committee on Water Contract negotiations with Logansport.
Discussion & Council Action on directives for Council Special Advisory Committee on Water Contract negotiations with Logansport.
Discussion & Council Action on Bills refereed to City Council by Joaquin Public Safety Development Corp.
Discussion & Council Action on presentation of 2016 effective tax rates & scheduled adoption of new tax rates.
Discussion & Council Action on use of Hotel/ Motel tax fund  to advertise for 50 mile Trail of Treasure.
Adjournment.  

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Foot Ball Game Scrimmages


 

Friday Football Action starts tonight - Scrimmages
Center 9th grade and JV  will play Kirbyville in Center at starting at 9am, followed by Center Varsity starting around 10:15am
 
Shelbyville will play a three way scrimmage with Tenaha and Maud at Maud. The Scrimmage at Maud, starts at 5:30pm.
Joaquin will play Woodville, at Woodville, with JV starting at 5pm
Tenaha will play at Maud, starting at 5:30pm
Timpson will play at Groveton starting at 5pm
San Augustine will play West Sabine at home starting at 6pm.

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Panola College New Hires


 

 

 

Kip Johnson, Admissions/Records Specialist

Kristi Anderson, Testing/Recruitment Specialist
Kimberly Jones, Retention Coordinator – Associate Degree Nursing
Patti Redmon, Instructor – Cosmetology
Betty Gruber, Coordinator – Certified Nurse Aide
Becky Walker, Instructor – Vocational Nursing
Nalani Hernandez, Assistant Coach – Women’s Basketball
Tina Sandidge, Educational Technology Assistant
Ross McCarty, Computer Technician
Ashlie Jacobs, Professor – Associate Degree Nursing
Kimberly Ferguson, Recruiter/Advisor
NOT PICTURED:
Karen Noble, Instructor – Vocational Nursing
Troy Caserta, Vice President of Fiscal Services
 

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CHS FISH CAMP!


 

Incoming CHS freshmen are invited to join faculty and staff for FISH CAMP!
 
The event is absolutely FREE, and participating freshmen will receive a free t-shirt and lunch!
 
Students:
- receive your schedule
- take a tour of campus and find your classes
- talk with seniors and recent graduates about the upcoming 4 years
- play games and visit with friends
- learn about CHS clubs/organizations
 
Students will have the opportunity to pay their mandatory $10 freshmen dues.
 
Yearbooks will also be available for preorder - $45/each. Cash/check available.
 
iPad payment will also be accepted - $20.
 
RSVP and share the event with friends on Facebook!

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Roughrider Football


 
ROUGHRIDER FOOTBALL 
 
*ANNUAL SEASON **RESERVED SEAT TICKETHOLDERS*
 
*Several Annual Season Football Ticketholders *
 
*have still NOT purchased their tickets.  *
 
*The deadline is Friday, August 12th @ 4:30 p.m.*
 
*Please stop by the High School to purchase your tickets.*
 
   Contact Stephanie @ 936 - 598 - 6173

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Timpson ISD Bear Update 8/11/2016


 

Timpson ISD Bear Update
8/11/2016
 
 
Senior Citizen Passes - Senior citizens (63 years young and older) may come by and get your senior citizen pass on Friday August 12th at 10:00 a.m. at the Central Office.  Coach Therwhanger will be available to meet and visit with you.  Timpson ISD appreciates our Senior Citizens!
 
 
Reserved Seating - If you wish to purchase reserved seating for the 2016 Bear football season please come by and see Sherri at the Central Office.  If you want to purchase seats that you have had previous seasons, be sure and come by as soon as possible. Thanks for supporting the Bears!!
 
 
 
TISD Meet The Teacher - Timpson ISD will host its annual Meet the Teacher night August 18 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at all three campuses. Parents are encouraged to attend to meet their child's teachers in preparation for the 2016-2017 school year. Parents of elementary students may bring their child's school supplies.
 
 
 
Meet the Bears – Meet the Bears will be Monday August 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the football field.  The Timpson High School football team, volleyball team, twirlers, band, cross country team and cheerleaders will be introduced.  Following the introductions the Timpson Athletic Booster Club will provide a meal for all students who were introduced.  Everyone is invited to come out and support the Bears!!
 
TISD Cafeteria News - Please read the attached newsletter from Timpson ISD food services director Ginger Lee regarding the 2016-2017 school meal program.
 
THS Volleyball News - Attached  are the brackets for the Gary and Leveritt’s Chapel Tournaments. The JV will be playing in the Gary Tournament this Friday August, 12th, and the Varsity will be playing in the Leveritt’s Chapel Tournament on Thursday August 11th and Saturday August 13th.  Good luck Lady Bears!
 

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Joaquin Football Scrimmage Times


 

The scrimmage scheduled for 08/12/2016 at Woodville will begin at 5:00 pm.
The scrimmage scheduled for 08/19/2016 vs. Logansport at home will begin at
6:00 pm.

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Sassy Red's Bakery and Margaret's Lamb & Lion Bookstore


 

Sassy Red's Bakerey
and Margaret's Lamb & Lion Bookstore
Relocation Ribbon Cutting
 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite the public to join them
 at a relocation ribbon cutting for Sassy Red's Inc., on Thursday, August 11 at 
2:00 p.m. at their new location at 1000 Tenaha Street in Center. Refreshments will
be served.
 
Sassy Red's Bakery has relocated and merged with Margaret's Lamb and Lion Bookstore
to become Sassy Red's Inc. They offer daily confections as well as special order
 items, coffee bar, Christian books, Bibles, music, and gifts.
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936)
598-3682 or info@shelbycountychamber.com.

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Texas Drilling Permits and Completions Statistics for July 2016


 

AUSTIN - The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) issued a total of 631 original

drilling permits in July 2016 compared to 979 in July 2015. The July total included 514 
permits to drill new oil or gas wells, seven to re-enter plugged well bores and 110 for 
re-completions of existing well bores. The breakdown of well types for those permits issued 
July 2016 included 166 oil, 34 gas, 397 oil or gas, 27 injection, zero service and seven 
other permits.
 
In July 2016, Commission staff processed 568 oil, 243 gas, 44 injection and one other 
completions compared to 1,510 oil, 235 gas, 37 injection and nine other completions in 
July 2015. Total well completions for 2016 year to date are 7,285 down from 13,333 recorded 
during the same period in 2015.
 
According to Baker Hughes Inc., the Texas rig count as of August 5 was 217, representing 
about 47 percent of all active rigs in the United States.
 
For additional drilling permit and completion statistics, visit the Commission&#x2019;s 
website at 
http://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-gas/research-and-statistics/well-information/  
under "Monthly Drilling, Completion and Plugging Summaries".
 
TABLE 1 - JULY 2016 TEXAS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY RAILROAD 
COMMISSION OF TEXAS DISTRICT*
 
DISTRICT        PERMITS TO DRILL 
                 OIL/GAS HOLES        OIL COMPLETIONS        GAS COMPLETIONS
(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA        85             51            69
(2) REFUGIO AREA        29             64                   74
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS        28             47                    8
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS        22              2                    9
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX         7             18                    7
(6) EAST TEXAS                14              6                   16
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX        30             27             2
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA        62             42                    4
(8) MIDLAND               229            250                   14
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA       67             31                    0
(9) NORTH TEXAS                42             24                   24
(10) PANHANDLE                16             6                   16
TOTAL                  631          568           243
 
*A district map is available on the Railroad Commission of Texas website at 
http://www.rrc.texas.gov/media/21430/districts_color_8x11.pdf. 
 
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About the Railroad Commission
 
Established in 1891, the Railroad Commission of Texas is the oldest regulatory agency
in the state. The Commission has a long and proud history of service to both Texas
and to the nation, including almost 100 years regulating the oil and gas industry.
Additionally, the Commission has jurisdiction over alternative fuel s safety, natural
gas utility, surface mining and intrastate pipeline industries. Our mission is to
serve Texas by our stewardship of natural resources and the environment, our concern
for personal and community safety, and our support of enhanced development and economic
vitality for the benefit of Texans. To learn more, visit www.rrc.texas.gov [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0017efuzwNHVDrTAIdMV8YtDU-CwejgN0tKvzZNb3iS_V5RAZnDe9aO9bsWFZVbJW3LwrtV-VnVG7ENhBU8fA5KbPlCLWdJsolmk4qHHTF3WwTs5jtAj-x7_NUa9yYpqpYWJGMPkJvpqecLlOjrbtrIseeI0WX7BqAL7mTzSH2ZLTo=&c=Ten2lwLfTprE81u3riiCHnwgkklpN839ZT-eXs6Dm31vshj5l2D33Q==&ch=kW0Pxw1uIICwh2uPMe0ycK8k43D6kgxwuzGveZm5ukzCt24SMfONww==].
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DIXIE YOUTH BASEBALL - Updated


 

Center will be played in the Semi Finals against Georgia and lost 2-4. 

 

http://www.jockjiveyouth.net/

 

 

 

 

Game Schedules:

 

Opening Day - Games Completed - August 6, 2016
Game #1- Hattiesburg,MS (16) - Enterprise, Alabama  (6)           
Game #2- Hope Mills, NC (15) - Panola County, Texas (2) 
Game #3- Midland, SC (10) - South Sumter County, FL  (1)
Game #4- Bossier City, LA (9) - Newton County, Georgia (1)
Game #5- Halls, Tennessee (10) Bedford Metro, VA  (0)             
Game #6- Pineville (Host) (16) - Sevier County, Arkansas (4)  
Day Two - Games Completed - Sunday: August 7, 2016 
Game #7- Enterprise, Alabama (24) - Panola County, Texas  (0)
Game #8- Newton County, GA (10) - South Sumter County, Florida (5)
Game #9- Sevier County, Arkansas (12) vs. Bedford Metro, Virginia (11) 9 innings   
Game#10- Hattiesburg, Mississippi (15) vs. Hope Mills, N. Carolina (13)  
Game#11- Bossier City, Louisiana (14) - Midland, South Carolina  (13)
Game#12- Pineville (Host) (16) - Halls, Tennessee (0) 
Day Three - Games Completed - Monday: August 8, 2016
Game#13- Midland, South Carolina (9) - Hope Mills, N. Carolina (8) 10 innings
Game#14- Newton County, GA (14) - Sevier County, Arkansas (2)
Game#15- Enterprise, Alabama (12) - Halls, Tennessee  (3)
Game#16- Hattiesburg, Mississippi (11) - Bossier City, Louisiana  (1)
Game#17- Newton County, Georgia (9) - Midland, South Carolina  (6)
Game#18-  Enterprise, Alabama (3) -. Bossier City, Louisiana  (2)
Game#19- Hattiesburg, Mississippi (10) -  Pineville (Host) (0) 
Day Four - Games Scheduled - Tuesday: August 9, 2016
Game#20- Newton County, Georgia vs. Pineville (Host)   4 PM        Live Broadcast Click Link: www.jockjive.com  
Game#21- Hattiesburg, Mississippi vs. Enterprise, Alabama 7 PM  Live Broadcast Click Link: www.jockjive.com   
 

 

 

More Info:

 

The 2016 Junior Boys & Dixie Boys World Series will be held in Pineville, Louisiana. The City of
Pineville presented a bid on August 5, 2014 that was unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of Dixie Boys Baseball, Inc. The tournaments will be held August 6-10, 2016.
Dixie Boys Baseball www.dixie.org/boys will celebrate its 60th anniversary with the event to be held in Pineville. The organization, established in 1957 in Alexandria, Louisiana has a rich heritage of providing youth with the opportunity to play baseball. Approximately thirty-thousand (30,000)
participants are involved with the program each year,
J. Sandy Jones, Commissioner/CEO commented; “We were very pleased to have the Honorable
Clarence Fields, Mayor of the City of Pineville in attendance for the bid presentation. His attendance, along with that of staff members, allowed us to witness first-hand the commitment that is being made for our 2016 Junior Dixie Boys and Dixie Boys World Series events. Twenty four teams will participate in the events, all with the hopes of claiming a World Series championship. Planning is already underway and we look forward to working with the City of Pineville staff as well as the local host committee. This should prove to be an outstanding event for all in attendance.”
Mayor Clarence R. Fields stated: "What an honor for the City of Pineville and all of Central Louisiana to host this very special event! To have an opportunity to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of its founding and to return to where it all started, is an honor and challenge we are all taking very seriously! It's a great opportunity for our community to join together to celebrate the history of Dixie Baseball, while maybe introducing it for the first time to kids and families who aren't currently a part of our local leagues."Tournament play will be conducted at the Pineville Ward Nine Sportsplex. The state of the art facility is equipped with eight baseball fields. This sports complex is owned and operated by the Ward 9 Recreation District. The site is comprised of ball fields (baseball and softball), soccer fields, press boxes, concession/restroom buildings, playground facilities, additional amenities, and more than adequate parking facilities. Located at 3311 Donahue Ferry Road, Pineville, Louisiana 71360 the park is easily accessible to those attending the 2016 World Series.
 
The City of Pineville was recently spotlighted on the program: Today in America. For more
information about the host city view the official website of Pineville, Louisiana at www.pineville.net.
 
 

 

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The Century Shoppe - NEW LOCATION -


 

 

(Jenifer Forest, Heather Harbison, Kara Green)

 

The Century Shoppe is up and running at the new location at 854 Hurst St., at the Hilltop Market Place, beside the Whataburger in Center.  The Century Shop has been around for over 20 years, passing hands from the Chadwick’s to Selina Watson, and now to the new owner Heather Harbison.  Mrs. Harbison became the owner of the store in 2015 and truly enjoys helping people pick out home décor in a friendly café environment.  She currently employees 5 people Kara Green, Jayton Cassell, Jennifer Forest, Amanda Weaver, Blaire Deal.  The Century Shope truly a place where people can have coffee and a smile.  

 

 

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Huxley Helping Hands Food Pantry


 

HUXLEY HELPING HANDS, A LOCAL MISSION GROUP IS HOLDING A FOOD PANTRY FOR THE RESIDENTS OF SHELBY COUNTY. IT WILL BE HELD THE SECOND SATURDAY OF AUGUST 2016.  PROOF OF RESIDENCY & I.D. WILL BE REQUIRED. ONLY (1) BOX PER HOUSEHOLD WILL BE GIVEN. 
DATE: August 13, 2016
TIME: 9:00 A.M. UNTIL FOOD IS GONE
LOCATION: HILLCREST BAPTIST CHURCH
901 SOUTHVIEW CIRCLE, CENTER TEXAS
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6
 

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PANOLA COLLEGE OFFERS PHLEBOTOMY PROGRAM


 

*PANOLA COLLEGE OFFERS PHLEBOTOMY PROGRAM*
 
 
 
The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education division is offering
a Phlebotomy program beginning August 22, 2016.  The class meets Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. on the Carthage
Campus.  Preregistration is required. For more information, contact the
Continuing Education office at 903-693-2067 or emailce@panola.edu.
 

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Theft at Ray Jones


 

Center Police Department is seeking information in regards to a theft that
occurred at Ray Jones Chevrolet and Wright Dodge. Sometime between the hours
of 5:00pm on 08-05-2016 and 9:00pm on 08-05-2016 unidentified suspect(s)
entered the Ray Jones Chevrolet and Wright Dodge car lots. The unidentified
suspects took two white tailgates from new trucks at Ray Jones Chevrolet and
three sets of wheel simulators from Wright Dodge.  The Center Police
Department Detective Division is asking for the public to be on the lookout
for these thieves and report any information in regard to this case. Center
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information
that leads to the arrest of these suspects. Anyone who has information
regarding this crimes should call (936) 598-SAFE (7233) or submit a web tip
online at www.centercrimestoppers.com . Tipsters don't have to give their
names. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. However rewards
will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers
system.

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40th EAST TEXAS POULTRY FESTIVAL ARTS & CRAFTS DEADLINE APPROACHING


 

 
The deadline to apply for an Arts and Crafts vendor booth at the 39th East Texas Poultry Festival, sponsored by Farmers State Bank, is Friday August 12. The festival will take place October 6-8 on the historic downtown Center Square. Limited spaces are still available and the applications are being accepted at the Shelby County Chamber office. Gold Sponsors for the Festival are City of Center and Tyson Foods.
 
The fee for the rental of a 10' x 10' booth is $125.  Each booth includes a canopy and an electrical outlet.  Booths must be manned continuously during the hours of 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. all three days of the festival.  First time exhibitors are asked to send three color photographs showing representative merchandise.  At the deadline, the Arts & Crafts committee will select the vendors based on the type and quality of merchandise and notify them of their selection. Applications are available for download at www.shelbycountychamber.com
 
For an application to be received by mail or electronically or questions, call Shelby County Chamber of Commerce 936-598-3682 or email info@shelbycountychamber.com.
 

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*Lil’ Riders Punt, Pass, and Kick Camp, August 11th, Roughrider Stadium*


 

*Attention all “Lil Riders": *Girls and Boys that are entering Kindergarten

through sixth grade are invited to attend the second annual “Lil Rider
Punt, Pass, and Kick” camp.  The event will be held at 6pm Thursday *August
11th* at Roughrider Stadium in Center, Texas.  The Varsity Football Team
and Coaching Staff will work with the kids on throwing, kicking, catching,
agility drills, and more.  There is no cost to participate, so bring your
“Lil Rider” and join the fun!  The event is sponsored by the Center
Athletic Boosters.
 

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Shelby County 4-H Kick-Off Event


 

 

Calling all Shelby County youth and parents!   Have you ever wanted to learn something new and different while having fun? Well we have it, from cooking, taking pictures, fashion, shooting sports, raising and showing livestock and much, much more for youth 3rd through 12th grades.  
 
Shelby County 4-H is getting ready to start up their new project year with our annual 4-H Kickoff which is scheduled for Sunday, August 28, 2016 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Community House on San Augustine Street, Center.  This fun-filled, hands-on event will allow the youth to try their hand at the various projects.  Adults will have the opportunity to sign their children up for 4-H during the event.
 
4-H is a national organization which helps young people develop life-long knowledge and skills to become engaged citizens.  Through 4-H, youth are also taught how to meet the diversities and challenges of today’s society by bringing together youth and adults to design programs that will teach skills for living.  4-H is truly a model of the “learning by doing” teaching concept.  It reaches people in their own communities with delivery methods suitable to their needs.  4-H also helps to provide opportunities for families and communities to develop stronger bonds.
So, come see what Shelby County 4-H has to offer your child on August 28th.  If you have any questions regarding this event or any others, please do not hesitate to contact the Shelby County Extension Office at 936-598-7744, Lane Dunn, M.S., Ag/NR Agent and Jheri-Lynn McSwain, M.Ed., M.S, FCS Agent.  
 

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Panola College Roy Monk Building Ribbon Cutting & Tour


 

Panola College Roy Monk Building Ribbon Cutting & Tour
 
 
 
 
On August 18, 2016, Panola County Chamber of Commerce, Panola College Board
of Trustees and community members will gather to enjoy refreshments and
perform a ribbon cutting at 10:00 am for Panola College’s newly renovated
Roy Monk Building. The Roy Monk Building was originally built in 1965, and
at that time the Building featured a lecture hall, labs, classrooms, and
eight faculty offices. The renovation over the past year has brought new
aspects and technological advancements to the Building while maintaining
its original aesthetic feel.
 
Upon entrance into the Roy Monk Building, the grand foyer displays its
original rock and brick walls and with the addition of modular art panels,
the well-lit environment will be an excellent place for students to gather
and study. Located in the north wing of the Building are several faculty
offices and a small conference room that will be utilized by faculty and
staff. One unique feature of the Building is the rapid water bottle filling
station. The station is three times faster than a standard drinking
fountain and minimizes plastic bottle waste in the environment. The Roy
Monk Building also boasts a state-of-the-art lecture hall that seats
approximately 80 students. The lecture hall is equipped with modern digital
technology that allows instructors to engage and motivate students. As
technology is such an important aspect in today’s learning environment, the
Roy Monk Building provides five new computer labs that contain more than
175 computers. These labs will be utilized for instruction and testing
purposes. A traditional classroom is also located in the remodeled Building
for instructional use.
 

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The Shelby County Commissioners' Court Rundown


 

 
The Shelby County Commissioners’ Court met in secession today August 8, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.  They approved the following: to pay monthly expenses, officers’ reports, along with several budget proposals.  One of which was suggested by County Treasurer Ann Blackwell to transfer funds from a money market to a Certificate of Deposit with Farmers State Bank because it is a very safe investment and offer a high interest rate earning over $11,000 a year as opposed to the current interest rate of $4,200.  The Commissioners’ Court also approved the motion to apply for a grant with the National Incident-Based Reporting System through the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor’s office.  The motion to authorize the procurement of engineering and administrative services for the County’s 2017-2018 TxCDBG Community Development Fund grant application was passed.  Mr. Lewis McGinty informed the public about the Veteran Soldiers’ cemetery in Keithville.  Lastly Debora Riley submitted the report of collections for the 2015 and the calculation of effective and rollback tax rates, and a Budget Hering was set for Aug 22, 2016.     

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Center City Council Meeting


 

The Center City Council will meet in regular session on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 5: 00
p.m. in the City Hall Council Room at 617 Tenaha Street. The following items are on the
agenda for appropriate action:
 
I. Welcome guests and visitors.
II. Approval of Minutes of the Regular Meeting on July 25, 2016.
III. Consider Discussion and Possible Action on the following:
A. Resolution 2016-21 Application ofNIBRS Grant. (Enc 1)
B. Resolution 2016- 22 Maximum Tax Rate for Consideration in FYI Budget.
Enc 2)
C. Resolution 2016- 23 Authorizing Release ofPrior Year NPE Funding. (Enc 3)
D. Appointments:
1. Planning& Zoning Commission. (Enc 4)
2. Zoning Board ofAdjustments. (Enc 5)
IV. Items of Interest from Council and City Manager, and Citizens—No Action Items.
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

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Center Football Practice Schedule Change


 

 
*PRACTICE SCHEDULE CHANGE:*
 
MONDAY, AUGUST 8
&
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9
 
ALL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS
(FRESHMAN, JUNIOR VARSITY AND VARSITY)
WILL PRACTICE FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 10:00 A.M.
 
**PLAYERS NEED TO ARRIVE
AT THE FIELDHOUSE TO DRESS
BETWEEN 6:30 A.M. & 6:45 A.M.**

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Center High School Saddle Up 2016! Important Dates


 

 
 
 
Center High School Saddle Up 2016!
Important Dates
 
Schedule Pick-up
Come to the CHS office and pick you schedule up between 8-3 on the assigned days.  You can also take care of your ipad fee (Reduced to $20) and paperwork which will require a parent signature!  Please adhere to the following schedule.
Seniors- Thursday August 11th
Juniors- Friday August 12th
Sophomores- Monday August 15th
Freshman- Tuesday August 16th (Fish Camp)
 
 
Fish Camp Freshman orientation 
Tuesday August 16th from 9am to 3PM
Registration and welcome in the CHS Cafeteria. 
 Hot Dogs and Chips will be served for lunch.  
 
Meet the Teacher 
Thursday August 18th 6:30-7:30 PM
 
First Day of School August 22nd First bell rings at 7:45
 
We look forward to seeing you, and getting the 2016-2017 School year off to a great start!  
 

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Tiger Weekly


 

Tiger Weekly
 
 August 12, 2016-Scrimmage Tigers vs Maud There TBA
 
August 18, 2016-Meet the Teacher 4:30 pm-6:30 pm; Scrimmage Tigers vs New Diana TBA
 
August 22, 2016-First Day of School
 
August 26, 2016-Tigers  vs Joaquin Rams 7:30 pm There
 
September 2, 2016-Tigers vs Kerens 7:30pm Home
 
 
 
Back to School Bash August 20, 2016
 
The Tenaha Youth Center will host a Back to School Bash on August 20, 2016 from 10:00 am until 12:00 Noon in order to provide free school supplies to our children. This will be the second time for this event at the youth center.
 
This will be the second time for this event at the youth center. Last year, thanks to the Hope Project, over 350 Shelby County children received needed supplies. We are calling on Shelby County businesses and merchants to help with this endeavor.  Please consider giving because the only hope many of our children have for success is through a good education. Your help will make a positive impact on many young lives in our county. Contributions are tax deductible. Supplies can be dropped off at the Tenaha Youth Center Monday – Friday from 2 pm until 3:30 pm, the Tenaha City Hall, or mailed to 3576 US Hwy. 84E, Tenaha, Texas 75974. Several local churches will be collecting for the event as well. You can contact the Tenaha Youth Center at 936-332-3582 with any questions.
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Parents,
 
My name is Judy Monroe.  I am the Tenaha High School and Middle School Principal (Grades 6-12).  Students will return to school on August 22.  I would like to welcome you to a new school year at Tenaha Schools.   
 
Visitors on Campus
 
Please be aware that all visitors must sign in with the campus secretary and receive a visitor’s pass prior to entering the building.  This includes breakfast times and lunch times.  Visitors will be required to sign out at the same campus prior to leaving.    
 
Changes in Bell Schedule
 
There have been a few changes to the bell schedule this year: 
 
·         Breakfast is served from 7:20-7:50 and the first bell will ring at 7:50.  
 
·         The tardy bell will ring at 7:55.  If your child is not in his/her seat by the tardy bell then he/she will be counted tardy.  
 
·         Lunch for Middle School 12:01-12:29
 
·         Lunch for High School 12:55-1:23
 
·         Tiger Tutorial 1:27-1:55 
 
·         Pep Rally Time on Fridays-1:27-1:55
 
·         Final Bell to release students-3:35
 
Tiger Tutorials
 
The Tiger Tutorial is an intervention program built in to the school day designed to provide additional help for those students experiencing academic difficulty.  It is also designed to provide enrichment for students that do not experience difficulty.  Tiger Tutorial time will be used for Academic UIL practice as well as Robotics.  This time will also be used for Civic and Character Education.  
 
Dress Code
 
The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards.  Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:
 
As a general rule, the items listed below are prohibited at Tenaha ISD, but others may be added if deemed appropriate:
 
1)    Hats, do-rags, or any other head covering (including hoodies).
 
2)    Piercings, earrings that are not in the ears for girls, any earrings on boys.
 
3)    Facial Hair on boys.
 
4)    Designs in the hair.
 
5)    Un-natural color of the hair.
 
6)    Hair on boys that covers the ears, shirt collar, or eyes.
 
7)    House shoes or other sleepwear.
 
8)    Tights, leggings, jeggings or yoga pants of any variety.
 
9)    Tank tops or low-cut tops.
 
10) Mesh shorts or tops (workout clothes).
 
11) Harley-Davidson style choker chains, studded or spiked collars or bracelets.
 
12) Tee shirts or other clothing that is offensive to a group by sex, religion, or ethnicity.
 
13) Clothing with obscene, suggestive pictures/words or which advertise alcohol, tobacco, drug, or gang related paraphernalia.
 
14) Any article of clothing which reveals student's undergarments.
 
15) Combs or hair picks that are not properly stored (ie: combs and picks that are worn in the hair will be confiscated).
 
16) Holes or ripped jeans that display skin above the knee.
 
 
 
If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student may be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.
 
 
 
Parent Communication
 
Parent communication is important to us.  For this reason we have the Parent Tab on our Tenaha ISD webpage.  You may access various forms, information regarding state assessments and policies that have been implemented this year at www.tenahaisd.com.  You can also find the Anonymous Alert system to report bullying.  
 
Parents will also have the opportunity to access their child’s academic progress and attendance in each of their classes in grades 4 through 12 via the Internet on Parent Portal.  You may contact the school secretary to receive instructions for Parent Portal.  
 
Tenaha High School’s faculty and staff continue to strive for excellence in all that we do.  Our goal is to provide every student with the knowledge and confidence to succeed throughout their Middle School and High School career and beyond. Together we can achieve what others think are impossible!
 
Respectfully, 
 
Judy Monroe
 
Tenaha Independent School District
 
Principal Grades 6-12
 
 
 
It is that time of year again, Tenaha Tiger Hall of Honor !!! DEADLINE APPROACHING!!!
 
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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PANOLA COLLEGE OFFERS SPUR AND GEAR MAKING


 

The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education division is offering
a Spur and Gear Making class from August 25 – September 29, 2016.  The
class will be held each Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the Center
campus.  The cost of the class is $300.00 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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Broiler Show Work Shop


 

The East Texas Poulty Festival is highlighted by the 4-H/FFA Broiler show and Auction that will be held on October 08.  As 4-H and FFA members and families are beginning to get ready for their chickens, questions may come to mind.  How big to make my pen?  How many fans do I need?  When do I raise my feeders and waterers?  These questions and many more will be addressed at the Shelby County Broiler Show Workshop.  
 
The workshop will be held on August 11, 2016 at 5:30PM at the Active Shelby County Courthouse 2nd floor Community Room.  Please come join us.
 
If you have any questions, please give us a call at 936-598-7744.
 

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Sabine County Crash


 

Sabine County, TX- On August 3, at approximately 9 a.m., Texas Department of
Public Safety troopers from Sabine and Shelby counties responded to a two vehicle
crash on SH 87, just south of the intersection of SH 21.
The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2006 International dump truck and
trailer were traveling southbound on SH 87 when the driver reportedly disregarded
the stop sign at SH 21and drove off the roadway and struck an unoccupied parked
car in the parking lot of a local convenience store. After the truck struck the parked
car the driver then over corrected to the left and subsequently overturned in the
southbound lane of SH87 and was ejected from the vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as 58 year-old Jerry Woods from
Texarkana Arkansas. Woods was transported to a local hospital in Hemphill where
he was later pronounced deceased. Two other passengers with Woods were
transported to CHI St. Luke’s Hospital in Lufkin and their condition is unknown at
this time.
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at
this time.

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ZIKA VIRUS THREAT!!!


 

                STEPHENVILLE – The mosquito-transmitted Zika virus is a potential threat to the health of unborn babies in Texas and other states, and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has stepped up efforts  to educate the public on ways to protect themselves from this new menace, said agency entomologists.
 
                “While people enjoy outdoor activities and travel this summer, it’s important to remember that our first line of defense against Zika is to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes,” said Dr. Sonja Swiger, AgriLife Extension entomologist at Stephenville. “The Aedes aegypti and A. albopictus mosquitoes that transmit Zika occur commonly in our backyards where their eggs are laid and larvae live in standing water. Like other mosquito species, they are active at sunrise and sunset, but commonly bite throughout the day as well.”
 
Swiger said it’s important to remember the “Four Ds” as a first line of defense. They are:
               -- Drain: Empty standing water, thus eliminating mosquito breeding sites.
               -- Dress: Put on long sleeved shirts and pants when going outside.
-- Defend: Apply mosquito repellent when going outside.
-- Dusk and Dawn: Avoid outdoor activity during these two most mosquito-active periods.
Swiger said simple steps such as repairing screen doors and window are critically important to keeping mosquitoes out. Managing  landscape water features is another key area in the fight against the spread of the Zika virus. 
 
“Mosquito dunks, commonly sold in garden centers for mosquito control in home water features, can be used to treat water that cannot be readily drained,” she said. “The dunks contain insect growth regulators or mosquito-specific bacteria to effectively control mosquito larvae. Neither approach is harmful to fish or other aquatic organisms.”
Dr. Mike Merchant, AgriLife Extension urban entomologist at Dallas, said that fighting Zika will be much different than fighting West Nile virus.  Aedes mosquitoes infected with Zika are not easily detected, so health officials have to rely on actual human cases to identify hot spots. 
“In addition, city and county truck-mounted sprayers are less effective at killing Aedes mosquitoes, so stopping these mosquitoes in each and every backyard is even more important.  Everyone will need to pitch in,” he said.
 
“Anything that holds water should be dumped or treated. Breeding areas can include sites as benign as containers under potted plants and bird baths. Other trouble areas are old tires, empty cans and bottles, kiddie pools, buckets, boat tarps and even clogged gutters.
“It doesn’t take much water for them to reproduce,” he said.  “Small containers can hold enough water to breed mosquitoes. Aedes mosquitoes don’t travel far from their larval habitat, so if you’ve got them, chances are you unknowingly raised them.”
 
Swiger said there are many mosquito repellents available, but all approved formulations share two  commonalities. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registration of these repellent products means first, that the active ingredient has been tested and is safe for people to use, and second, that it’s effective in repelling mosquitoes when used as directed.
 
“EPA and the Centers for Disease Control have evaluated scientific reports and conclude mosquito repellents containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, called IR3535, as active ingredients provide reasonably long-lasting protection from mosquito bites,” Swiger said.
“Users should always read and follow label instructions. Most repellents can be used on children over two months of age, with the exception of those containing oil of lemon eucalyptus, which should not be used on children younger than 3 years old. For babies under two months of age, infant carriers fitted with mosquito netting are recommended. Pregnant and breast-feeding mothers can safely use EPA-approved insect repellents.”
 
Swiger said constant vigilance is the key to slowing Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile virus.
“It’s the global world we live in today,” she said. “As people travel and return from areas affected by Zika, some will return carrying the virus. When Aedes mosquitoes bite infected people, they acquire the virus. The mosquito then transmits it to an uninfected person, passing the virus to them.” 
Swiger said that as of this writing, there are 46 recorded cases of Zika in Texas, all travel associated, except for one contracted sexually from their partner who traveled. No Texas mosquitoes have been found to be infected.
“Epidemics are expected as infected people arrive and locally acquired infections occur,” she said. “As the many media accounts report, women infected by the virus while pregnant are known to have babies with severe neurological defects. Aside from mosquito infections, additional cases may occur from sexual transmission of the disease. So at this point, controlling mosquitoes and protecting yourself from infection are the two key factors in the rigorous defense against this new mosquito-borne  virus threat.”
 
For more information, contact Swiger at 254-968-4144 or slswiger@ag.tamu.edu or Merchant at 972-952-9204, m-merchant@tamu.edu . More information is also available at the following websites:
Texasinsects.org
Livestockvetento.tamu.edu
Preventingzika.org
 

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Boil Water Notice Huxley


 

 
Due to a leak and water line break, the Texas Commission on Environmental
Quality (TCEQ) has required the City of Huxley water system PWS 2100019 to
notify customers of the need to boil their water in the Oakdale, New
Harmony, and Possum Trot areas prior to consumption.
 
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for
drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use.
The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for
two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain
water from some other suitable source.
 
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials
will notify you that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to
discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice.
 
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Huxley City
Hall at 936-368-2266 or Huxley Water Treatment Plant at 936-368-2633.
 

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Tyson Food Bomber Caught


 

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Center Crime Stoppers Seeks Info on Auto-Pedestrian Crash Suspect


 

Center Crime Stoppers Seeks Info on Auto-Pedestrian Crash Suspect
 
Center Crime Stoppers is seeking the assistance of the public in identifying those involved in a crash incident which took the life of a pedestrian in Shelby County.
According to a press release issued by DPS, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers stationed in Shelby County responded to a fatal auto-pedestrian motor vehicle crash on July 28, at approximately 12 a.m. The vehicle striking the pedestrian fled the scene without notifying law enforcement, which is a felony crime. This motor vehicle crash occurred on State Highway 7, about 6 miles west of Center, Texas.
The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Marla Denby and has been identified as Maricela Hernandez, 29, from Houston, TX.
Details of this crash are limited. DPS can confirm that the vehicle involved in the crash struck the pedestrian and fled the scene without notifying a law enforcement agency. The driver and vehicle are being sought by State Troopers who are actively investigating this crime.Texas DPS Troopers seek information about the driver, any passengers, and vehicle involved in this motor vehicle crash.This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information is available at this time.
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, anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to notify your local law enforcement agency or contact Lufkin DPS Communications at 936-699-7340.

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City of Joaquin SPECIAL CALLED MEETING August 5, 2016


 
 
 
City of Joaquin
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
August 5, 2016
 
The City Council of Joaquin will meet in special session Friday, August 5, 2016
at 6:00 p.m. at the Joaquin City Offices located at 124 N. Preston. Order of business as follows.
 
                                                                             
Agenda
 
 
1. Call meeting to order, establish quorum and welcome guest.
2. Council will hold a closed Executive Session Meeting-Personnel Matters (551.074)
a. Possible Personnel Action-Water Operator.
3. Council reconvenes & possible action on matters discussed in executive session, if any.
4. Adjourn
 
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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PANOLA COLLEGE OFFERS MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM


 

*PANOLA COLLEGE OFFERS MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM*
 
 
 
The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education division is offering
a Medication Administration program on the Carthage campus beginning
Monday, August 29, 2016.  The class will meet Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
from 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  Preregistration is required.  For more
information, contact the Continuing Education office at 903-693-2067 or
email ce@panola.edu.
 
 
 
*PANOLA COLLEGE OFFERS CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE PROGRAMS*
 
 
 
The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education division is offering
a CNA – Certified Nurse Aide program from August 22 – December 5, 2016.
Classes will meet Monday and Wednesday from 5:15p.m. to 9:15 p.m. on the
Carthage campus.  The program will also be offered from August 22 – October
27, 2016 and will meet Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
on the Carthage campus. 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.
 

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SOUTHERN SEASONS OPEN HOUSE


 

 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite the public to join them at Southern Seasons Open House, on Friday, August 5 at 2:00 p.m. at 5075 State Highway 87 South in Shelbyville.  Refreshments will be served and there will be door prize drawings.
Southern Seasons is featuring Hazel Pearl Designs, the in store boutique, that showcases repainted wood furniture in junktique style.  Everyone will have the opportunity to meet the artist, Jaeleigh Davis.
 
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or info@shelbycountychamber.com.
 

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An American Main Street


 

The City of San Augustine Main Street Program and its co-sponsors will again
host "An American Main Street" on Sunday, Sept. 11th on the square in
downtown San Augustine.  The event will recognize and honor all area First
Responders, Law Enforcement, Military Service Organizations, Emergency and
Volunteer agencies county wide.  The free to the public event will include
Patriotic Music and a good ole American barbecue!  The time is set for 2 to
4 PM so as not to interfere with church attendance.  So mark your calendars
and plan to be there to express your appreciation and cheer on our
responders.   By Glenda Harrison, event chair

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Car Wreck


 

Shelby County, TX- Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers stationed
in Shelby County responded to a fatal auto-pedestrian motor vehicle crash on July
28, at approximately 12 a.m. The vehicle striking the pedestrian fled the scene
without notifying law enforcement, which is a felony crime. This motor vehicle
crash occurred on State Highway 7, about 6 miles west of Center, Texas.
The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace
Marla Denby and has been identified as Maricela Hernandez, 29, from Houston,
TX.
Details of this crash are limited. DPS can confirm that the vehicle involved in the
crash struck the pedestrian and fled the scene without notifying a law enforcement
agency. The driver and vehicle are being sought by State Troopers who are
actively investigating this crime.
Texas DPS Troopers seek information about the driver, any passengers, and
vehicle involved in this motor vehicle crash.
This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information is available at this
time.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to notify your local law
enforcement agency or contact Lufkin DPS Communications at 936-699-7340.

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40th East Texas Poultry Festival Quilters, Canners and Photographers


 

 
The 40th East Texas Poultry Festival, presented by Farmers State Bank, is slated for October 6, 7 & 8.  The festival committee chairs of several events are asking that talented artist save the date and begin to prepare their entries for the featured shows.
 
The 11th Annual Quilt Show, sponsored by Scull Timber, held in the Historic Courthouse and the 2nd Annual Can-A-Rama held in the First Ladies In Texas Building on the downtown square will display quilts and canned items Thursday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Chairman, Jheri-Lynn McSwain, will be accepting quilts and canning items on Monday, October 3 at the Historic Courthouse between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
 
The open photography show, sponsored by Vieux Carre’ Photography and chaired by Billie Jones, will be held at Dr. Randy Collard’s Vision Source next to the RIO Theatre from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. all three days of the festival.  Ms. Jones will be accepting photographs for competition on Saturday, September 17 at the First United Methodist Church located at 211 Porter St. between the hours of 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  
 
The Chamber’s steering committee ask that local and area talent begin taking photographs, quilting quilts and canning summer’s harvest for these events so that Shelby County talent can be recognized.  Please visit the Chamber website, www.shelbycountychamber.com, for a complete list of the rules and regulations for each event along with entry forms that need to be accompanied with your entry.
 
For more information please contact the Chamber at 936-598-3682 or email at info@shelbycountychamber.com  
 

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