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Timpson ISD Bear Update 9/30/2016


 

Timpson ISD Bear Update
9/30/2016
 
 
 
THS Homecoming – The Timpson High School 2016 Homecoming schedule will include a new time for the homecoming parade and pep rally. 
 
Homecoming Parade – Thurs. Oct. 6 @ 6:00 p.m. on the Timpson Square
Homecoming Pep Rally – Thurs. Oct. 6 immediately following the parade on the Timpson Square
Presentation of Homecoming Court - Friday Oct. 7 @ 6:30 p.m. on the football field or in case of rain, THS auditorium
Kick-off Homecoming game – Friday October 7 @ 7:00 p.m. – Timpson Bears vs. Wortham Bulldogs
 
Elementary Night – Last week’s Friday night football game against Lovelady was designated as Timpson Elementary School night.
·       Elementary age students got free admission to the game 
·       Cheer camp girls that participated in the summer camp cheered on the field with high school cheerleaders
·       Elementary students playing league football wore their jerseys and ran through the tunnel with the varsity players at the beginning of the game
·       Band students in fifth grade sat beside the band during the first quarter
The TES staff appreciates everyone who supports and encourages our youngest Bears! 
 
THS Band Fundraiser Reminder - Please see the attached flyer for details about the upcoming Timpson High School Band fundraiser—A BAKED POTATO LUNCH-- sold at the Timpson Volunteer Fire Hall on Saturday, October 1 beginning at 11:00 a.m.
 
 
 
TISD See You At The Pole - Timpson ISD students, staff faculty and community members gathered Wednesday Sept.28 around the flag pole for See You At The Pole sponsored by the THS Fellowship of Christian Athletes. After a devotional those in attendance gathered in a circle to pray for our school, community, nation and each other.
 
Lady Bear News -  The Lady Bears spent their open date watching the Panola JC Volleyball vs. Blinn JC. The Lady Bears host district opponent Shelbyville at home today, Friday starting at 4:30 p.m.

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Record Number of Students Attended See you at the Flag Pole in Center


 

A record number of students attended see you at the flag pole in Center this past Wednesday.

 

 

 

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DPS Opens Driver License Office in Hemphill


 

DPS Opens Driver License Office in Hemphill
 
HEMPHILL - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw today was joined by local officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new DPS Driver License Office in Hemphill. The office officially opens to the public on Monday and is located inside the Sabine County Annex Building (located at 213 Market Street Hemphill, Texas 75948).
 
The two-person office will include DPS and county staff and is a full-service office. The Hemphill office is part of a program created after the passage of SB 1729 (83rd Session) and expanded under SB 1756 (84th Session), which authorizes DPS to enter into an agreement with a county's commissioners court to permit county employees to provide certain services at a county office.
 
For more information regarding the Hemphill office and hours of operation, visit www. dps.texas.gov/administration/driver_licensing_control/rolodex/search.asp<http://dps.texas.gov/administration/driver_licensing_control/rolodex/search.asp>.
 
Eligible customers are encouraged to take advantage of online services for driver license/ID card renewals, duplicates or address changes available at Texas.gov<http://www.texas.gov/>. Customers can also renew by phone at 1-866-357-3639. The eligibility requirements<http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/DriverLicense/dlfork.aspx?action=renew> for phone renewal and online renewal are the same. The fee is the same for online, in-person and telephone renewals.
 

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Crash Agelina County


 

Angelina County, TX- September 30, at approximately 12 p.m., Texas Department
of Public Safety troopers responded to and investigated a two vehicle crash at the
intersection of US 69 and FM 326.
The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2014 Toyota SUV, driven by 22-
year-old Megan Dykes from Zavalla, failed to yield right of way from the stop sign
at FM 326 and US 69 and subsequently collided with a 2004 Chevrolet pick-up
driven by 81-year-old Truitt Miller from Lufkin.
Dykes and a two year old passenger were transported from the scene to CHI St.
Luke’s Hospital for possible treatment. Miller was not reported as being injured
during the crash.
 

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Texas Railroad Commission


 

The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $452,448 in fines involving 161
enforcement dockets against operators and businesses at the Commissioners' conference
earlier this week. The Commission has primary oversight and enforcement of the state's
oil and gas industry and intrastate pipeline safety.
 
Operators were assessed $43,431 after failing to appear at Commission enforcement
proceedings. Details on these Master Default Orders can be found here.
 
 
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Operators were ordered to come into compliance with Commission rules and assessed
$224,267 for oil and gas and LP-Gas rule violations. Pipeline operators and excavators
were assessed $184,750 for violations of the Commission's Pipeline Damage Prevention
rules. Details on all these Master Agreed Orders can be found here.
 
 
In the absence of timely motions for rehearing, decisions are final as stated in
 these final orders.

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Dollar Tree Now OPEN in Center


 

The Dollar Tree is NOW OPEN in Center and will have their grand opening ribbion cutting tommorrow Saturday October 1st, 2016 at 8:45 am.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pizza Hut Now OPEN


 

The Pizza Hut in Center is now open it opened on Wednesday, corporate office gave no comment to Center Broadcasting. 

 

 

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Interview with Seth Wilson Jeopardy Winner


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Stat Health Advise on Fish Consumption


 

 

The Texas Department of State Health Services today issued a revised fish consumption advisory for Ellison Creek Reservoir, also known as Lone Star Lake, due to unsafe levels of dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs.
 
DSHS tested tissue samples from fish as part of a re-evaluation of the lake. Concentrations of dioxins and PCBs in channel catfish, common carp, flathead catfish, hybrid striped bass, largemouth bass, spotted gar, sunfish and white bass continue to exceed DSHS guidelines for protection of human health.
 
DSHS recommends people limit or avoid consumption of these species as outlined in the table below because eating contaminated fish can be a health hazard.
                                                           
 
Women of childbearing age and children under 12 avoid and do not eat Channel Catfish, Common Carp, Flathead Catfish, Hybrid Striped Bass, Spotted Gar, Sunfish Species (Bluegill, Green, Redbreast), and White Bass. Largemouth Bass can be eaten 1 meal per month. 
Women past childbearing age and males 12 and older avoid and do not eat Common Carp and Hybrid Striped Bass. Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Spotted Gar and Sunfish Species (Bluegill, Green, Redbreast) can be eaten 1 meal per month. Largemouth Bass and White Bass can be eaten 2 meals per month. 
 
DSHS removed the consumption advisory for bowfin and crappie from Ellison Creek Reservoir because testing indicated that concentrations of dioxins and PCBs have decreased to acceptable levels and no longer pose a significant health risk.
 
To view the map, advisories and other information about fish testing, go to www.dshs.state.tx.us/seafood.

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Nacogdoches Medical is Hiring


 

Nacogdoches Medical Center is hosting an RN Hiring Event Wednesday, October 12th from 4pm to 8pm at the Nacogdoches Medical Center on the 3rd Floor Classroom. 
 
Nacogdoches Medical Center invites you to discover how you can make a difference in healthcare and in your career while working at one of the area's top employers! Use your skills to make a real difference in the lives of others. Excellent benefits and competitive salaries, NMC is an equal opportunity employer. 

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2016 East Texas Poultry Festival Queen's Scholarship Pageant


 

The 40th Annual East Texas Queen's Court

 

 

 

The 40th Annual East Texas Poultry Festival Queen’s Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday, October 1, 2016 and last year's Queen Kamaryn Smith will crown the Miss East Texas Poultry Festival Queen 2016 in the Center High School Cafetorium. The coronation ceremony will begin at 6pm.
 
Since the end of August, fourteen queen candidates have been enjoying various events including a welcome party, a social dinner, dancing with the court, a masquerade ball, Doo-Dah Parade, and a mother/daughter brunch. The young ladies have learned social etiquette, interview practice, and a multitude of skill sets which will prepare them for future experiences.
 
 
 

2016 Queen Candidates

Princess Alexia Baldwin

 

Dillion Mines

Princess Alexia Baldwin                                                      Dillion Mines

 

Princess Alexia Baldwin is the daughter of Todd and Shannon Baldwin. She will be escorted by Dillion Mines, the son of Melissa Mines. She is sponsored by Baldwin Tree Service.

Princess Rylee Morris

 

Nate Morris

Princess Rylee Morris                                                    Nate Morris

 

Princess Rylee Morris is the daughter of Ginger Dykstra and Henry Morris. She will be escorted by Nate Morris, the son of Ginger Dykstra and Henry Morris, and is sponsored by MCTB Logistics, LLC.

Princess Madison Kirby

 

Cale Hall

               Princess Madison Kirby                                              Cale Hall
 

 

Princess Madison Kirby is the daughter of Kris and Amanda Kirby. She will be escorted by Cale Hall, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hall, and is sponsored by DJ Jesse Entertainment.

Princess Madelynn Hutchins

 

Klay Adkison

         Princess Madelynn Hutchins                                       Klay Adkison

 

Princess Madelynn Hutchins is the daughter of Jenny and Robert Woodfin and the late Scott Hutchins. She will be escorted by Klay Adkison, the son of Jennifer Stewart, and is sponsored by Momentum Holdings, LLC.

Princess Emma Locke

 

Brock Hughes

               Princess Emma Locke                                     Brock Hughes

 

Princess Emma Locke is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jason Locke. She will be escorted by Brock Hughes, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Brad Hughes, and is sponsored by her parents.

Princess Jessye Massey

 

Adam Shofner

              Princess Jessye Massey                                 Adam Shofner

 

Princess Jessye Massey is the daughter of Vanessa Massey and the late Jack Massey. She will be escorted by Adam Shofner, the son of Johnny and Brenda Shofner, and is sponsored by Campbell Portable Buildings.

Princess Courtney Bass

 

Trenton Roland

              Princess Courtney Bass                                       Trenton Roland

 

Princess Courtney Bass is the daughter of Laurie and Antonio Perez. She is escorted by Trenton Roland, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerod Roland, and is sponsored by Pilgrim’s Pride.

Princess Karley Broadway

 

Keith Johnson

         Princess Karley Broadway                                             Keith Johnson

 

Princess Karley Broadway is the daughter of Janet and Melvin Broadway. She is escorted by Keith Johnson, the son of Brandy Chance, and is sponsored by Trails End Grocery & RV Park.

Princess Kendal Ray

 

Colton Spurlock

        Princess Kendal Ray                                                        Colton Spurlock

 

Princess Kendal Ray is the daughter of Glenn Ray and Lacy White. She is escorted by Colton Spurlock, the son of Eddie Spurlock and Coreen Burt, and is sponsored by Shani’s Catering and Steel Building Supply.

Princess Lizbeth Bautista

 

Hunter Berry

           Princess Lizbeth Bautista                                            Hunter Berry

 

Princess Lizbeth Bautista is the daughter of Jesus and Edubina Bautista. She is escorted by Hunter Berry, the son of Steven and Kelly Berry, and is sponsored by Borders Poultry Supply, Inc..

Princess Elizabeth Chavez

 

Daniel Chavez

      Princess Elizabeth Chavez                                                Daniel Chavez
 

 

Princess Elizabeth Chavez is the daughter of Demecio and Rafaela Chavez. She is escorted by Daniel Chavez, the son of Andres and Lilia Chavez, and is sponsored by Elite Hair Design and Damey Lawn Care.

Princess Kalina Lynn Bradshaw

 

Layne Nutter

       Princess Kalina Lynn Bradshaw                                        Layne Nutter

 

Princess Kalina Lynn Bradshaw is the daughter of Tim and Melonie Bradshaw. She is escorted by Layne Nutter, the son of John and Shareal Nutter, and is sponsored by Bradshaw Construction and O’Reilly Auto Parts.

Princess Lexi Moody

 

         Princess Lexi Moody

Princess Lexi Moody is the daughter of Donnie and Heather Moody. She is escorted by Kaden LaRock, the son of Danny and Daphne LaRock, and is sponsored by Hughes Florist and Moody Construction.

Princess Katelyn Jackson

 

Matt Slivey

      Princess Katelyn Jackson                                                   Matt Slivey

 

Princess Katelyn Jackson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Jackson. She is escorted by Matt Slivey, the son of Rev. and Mrs. Paul Silvey, and is sponsored by The Nature Gardeners.

2015 Miss East Texas Poultry Festival Queen

2015 Queen Kamaryn Smith

 

Escort Austin Craig

     2015 Queen Kamaryn Smith                                         Escort Austin Craig

 

Children of the Court 2016

Kenley Ramos, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Dustin Ramos, and Slade Kirby, the son of Kris and Amanda Kirby.

Kenley Ramos, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Dustin Ramos, and Slade Kirby, the son of Kris and Amanda Kirby.

Cambree Bush, the daughter of Colt and Collin Bush, and Grant Gregory, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Gregory

Cambree Bush, the daughter of Colt and Collin Bush, and Grant Gregory, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Gregory

 

Falon Mackey, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Mackey, and Carter Tomlin, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Tomlin

Falon Mackey, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Mackey, and Carter Tomlin, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Tomlin

 

School sponsors for the candidates are Courtney Mayfield, Center High School; Jennifer Leach, Shelbyville High School; Carmen Belrose, Joaquin High School.

Thank you to the Queen’s Court Scholarship Contributors who are Kyle S. Coffin, D.D.S., PLLC; Thomas R. McLeroy, Jr., Attorney at Law; John C. Rogers Coffee Shop; Law Office of Lynda K. Russell; The Pizzeria; Texas Quick Care; Hughes Florist; Steel Building Supply; LPL Financial; Shoop Insurance; Chris Mayfield State Farm Insurance; Toledo Finance; Jesse Wiggins Farms; 4C Electrical Services; Triple J Feed, LLC; Dr. and Mrs. Derek Grant; Terry Bailey High Roller Wells, LLC; Longview Asphalt; J.Ken Muckelroy/ Profesional Title Service; LeAnn Rafferty; Don Wheeler, Attorney; Classic Nails; McAdams Propane; Ultra, Inc; I'm So Fancy Boutique; Cobb-Vantress- Timberlake Farm; The Balcony; Chrisco Bragg Plumbing; and The Century Shoppe.

A very special thank you to Queen Pageant Sponsors: Shelby Savings Bank, Sombreros Mexican Grill & Cantina, Wiggins Farms, JML Management, AEP / SWEPCO, Chris Watlington (Master of Ceremonies,) Center Broadcasting, Mrs. Peggy Buddin, Center High School Theatre Department, Elite Hair Design, Hughes Florist, The Light and Champion, and ShelbyCountyToday.com, Portraits by As You Wish Photography Charity Arwine.

Event caterers are Welcome & Photo shoot – BBQ Joint, Mr. and Mrs. James Headley; Social – Center ISD, Chef Jimmy Johnson; Masquerade Ball – Center Country Club, Mrs. Leola Eaves; Coronation – Shani’s Catering, Shani Oswalt & Kelly Parker.

 

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Green Acres of Center Halloween Carnival


 

Green Acres of Center will be hosting their Annual Halloween Carnival on October 31st from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. We would like to invite the community to join us for hot dogs, nachos, games, treats and prizes! Our costume contest will be judged at 5:15pm so get here early and get signed up! For more information, please call A'Leena or Sherry at (936) 598-2483.

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Shelbyville Athletic Boosters Meeting


 

Athletic Booster meeting will be Monday, October 3rd at 6:00 pm in the Elementary building Room 111.

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Center Pinkout T-Shirts for Sale!! DUE TODAY!!


 

he Center High School cheerleaders will be selling Pink Out shirts for the game against Chapel Hill on October 7, 2016. Shirts are $20 and all profits will go to charity. Money is due to Center High School office or Ms. Mayfield by September 30, 2016.

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Center High School Volleyball Senior Night


 

Center High School Volleyball Senior Night has been moved to Tuesday, October 18, 2016.
 
According to the schedule, on October 18th Center 9/JV/V will play against Rusk with a start time of 4:30pm.
 
 
 
05/12/2016
Center Lady Roughrider
 2016 Volleyball Schedule
 
DAY DATE OPPONENT PLACE TIME TEAMS
Fri 8/5 Scrimmage Elysian Fields TBA 9/JV/V
Sat 8/6 Scrimmage Central Heights TBA 9/JV/V
Tue 8/9 Waskom Center 4:30 9/JV/V
Th/Sat 8/11&13 Gary Tourn Gary TBA V only
Fri 8/12 Gary 9 & JV Tourn Gary TBA 9/JV
Tue 8/16 Gary Center 5:00 9/JV/V
Th/Fr/Sat 8/18-20 Marshall Tourn Marshall TBA V only
Tue 8/23 Colmesneil Center 5:00 9/JV/V
Sat 8/27 San Augustine Center 10:00am JV,V
Tue 8/30 Timpson Timpson 5:00 9/JV/V
Th/Fr/Sat 9/1-3 White Oak Tourn White Oak TBA V only
Sat 9/3 Woodville 9/JV Tourn Woodville TBA 9/JV
Tue 9/6 Elysian Fields Elysian Fields 4:30 9/JV/V
Fri 9/9 Gladewater Gladewater 5:00 V only
Tue 9/13 Nacogdoches Center 4:30 9/JV/V
Fri 9/16 Huntington Center 4:00 V/JV
Tue 9/20 Jasper Jasper 5:00 9/JV/V
Fri 9/23 Open
Tue 9/27 *Tatum Center 4:30 9/JV/V
Sat 10/1 *Rusk Rusk 10:00am 9/JV/V
Tue 10/4 *Henderson Henderson 4:30 9,JV,V
Sat 10/8 *Carthage Center 10:00am 9/JV/V
Tue 10/11 Open
Sat 10/15 *Tatum Tatum 10:00am 9/JV/V
Tue 10/18 *Rusk Center 4:30 9/JV/V
Sat 10/22 #*Henderson Center 10:00am 9/JV/V
Tue 10/25 *Carthage Carthage 4:30 9/JV/V
Head Coach: Dana Irvin * District Games
Asst Coaches: Eren McMichael, Joella Summerlot # Senior Night
Ath Director: Barry Bowman
Principal: Matt Gregory
Superintendent: James Hockenberry

 

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Flag Presentation at Varsity Game


 

 

Recently, Center Independent School "Superintendent,
Dr. James Hockenberry,was contacted by Christopher Green, Regional
Representative of Woodmen Life, who resides in Bullard, Texas. Mr. Green
mentioned the Woodman Life Chapter owned a rather large American Flag, and
on occasion, presented the flag at local events. He made the offer to our
district for the Varsity football game between Center and Bullard. His
request included the need for 45-50 volunteers. Center High School
Principal, Matt Gregory, arranged for Junior Chamber of Commerce members
from the Middle School and High School to participate.
 
 
Woodmen Life Chapter 250 in Center, representatives Chris Green and Larry
Humphries
 
 
 
Woodmen Life is a non-profit organization that provides life insurance and
retirement planning to more than 800,000 members that are dedicated to
charitable, patriotic and civic causes.  The chapter is responsible for
many projects that have benefited this community.
 
 
 
They provide US flags to local non-profit organizations along with
charitable donations to various school organizations.  They also strive to
promote good citizenship by recognizing outstanding citizens who have
performed a valued service with achievement awards.
 
Woodmen Life is the second largest presenter of American Flags in the
country.
 
Woodmen Life Chapter 250 - Center Texas Representatives:Chris Green and
Larry Humphries
 

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Texas Transportation Commission


 

 As Election Day draws near, the Texas Department of Transportation is reminding political parties, candidates and their supporters that the law dictates where campaign signs can be placed along Texas roadways.
"We want to remind everyone that TxDOT has specific guidelines about sign placement on a right-of-way," said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer for the Lufkin District. "We see more signs during election time and we tend to forget that if a political sign is placed on or within the right of way, maintenance crews will remove it without notice. So it is important to review the guidelines prior to posting the signs."
Posting signage on public lands is illegal. TxDOT is urging candidates, constituents and supporters to remember:
 
  *   It is illegal to place any signs on or within the right of way. This includes posting signs on trees, telephone poles, traffic signs and other objects on the right of way.
  *   Campaign signs along Texas roads can be placed on private property with the owner's permission.
Signs must be made of lightweight material and be no larger than 50 square feet.
  *   Campaign signs may be posted as early as 90 days before an election (no earlier) and must be removed within 10 days after the election.
  *   Before placing a sign inside of incorporated city limits, check with the city for applicable ordinances.
  *   If a sign is placed in the right of way or poses a traffic hazard, it will be removed without prior notice. All costs associated with sign removal will be paid by the sign owner.
For answers regarding signage, visit txdot.gov or contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov<mailto:Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov> or (936) 633-4395.
 
 

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FIRST AND LAST FREEZE/FROST DATES


 

First and Last Freeze/Frost DatesZone 8San Augustine, Texas,   Top of Form Bottom of Form 
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|  ·         Each winter, on average, the risk of frost in the San Augustine County is from November 9 through March 20. ·         Almost certainly, however, we will receive frost from November 27 through March 2. ·         We are almost guaranteed  that  we will not get frost from April 7 through October 22. Although the April date this year proved the average data to be wrong…although you do have to have EARLIER and LATER dates to make up the averages. ·         The chart below shows our probability for frost. EXAMPLE: if the temperature is 32 degrees on April 7th we do have a 10% chance for frost. Work your way back from there. ·         Our frost-free growing season is around 234 days.  |
 
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Detailed station data*follows:
|  Temperature  |  10%  |  20%  |  30%  |  40%  |  50%  |  60%  |  70%  |  80%  |  90%  |
|  Spring 32°  |  Apr 7  |  Apr 1  |  Mar 28  |  Mar 24  |  Mar 20  |  Mar 17  |  Mar 13  |  Mar 9  |  Mar 2  |
|  Spring 28°  |  Mar 26  |  Mar 18  |  Mar 12  |  Mar 7  |  Mar 2  |  Feb 26  |  Feb 21  |  Feb 15  |  Feb 7  |
|  Spring 24°  |  Mar 12  |  Mar 1  |  Feb 20  |  Feb 13  |  Feb 7  |  Jan 31  |  Jan 24  |  Jan 15  |  Jan 4  |
|  Fall 32°  |  Oct 22  |  Oct 29  |  Nov 1  |  Nov 5  |  Nov 9  |  Nov 12  |  Nov 16  |  Nov 21  |  Nov 27  |
|  Fall 28°  |  Nov 2  |  Nov 9  |  Nov 14  |  Nov 19  |  Nov 23  |  Nov 27  |  Dec 2  |  Dec 8  |  Dec 15  |
|  Fall 24°  |  Nov 13  |  Nov 22  |  Nov 28  |  Dec 4  |  Dec 9  |  Dec 14  |  Dec 20  |  Dec 26  |  Jan 3  |
 
Taken from the Farmer’sAlmanac and several other general reference sources.  Page 2 is a planting guide based on our first average,annual Fall Frost dateof November 9th      
|  Planting Calculator for Fall Harvest Crops  |  Enter average first frost date for your area below  (include year*):  |  |  Notes  |
|  |  11/09/2016  |  |  This calculator will help you determine planting dates for crops to be planted outside, without additional protection, for fall harvest.  All are crops that are frost-tolerant and taste great in cooler weather.
 
 If planting in an unheated hoophouse or low tunnel, you can plant 2–3 weeks later than the date recommended.
 
 If planting inside a hoophouse with an additional layer of hoops and row cover (low tunnels) placed over the crop, you can plant 4–5 weeks later than the date recommended.
 
 The calculator uses this formula:
 Days to Maturity (we used varieties recommended for fall/winter)
 + Average Harvest Period
 + Fall Factor (takes into account the slowing of growth that results from cool weather and short days in fall, amounting to about 2 weeks)
 __________ 
 = Days to Count Back from First Frost Date
 
 * Dates are much the same from year to year, but the calculator requires the year be included.
 ** The date calculated is the date to plant outdoors; crops that should be direct-sown are marked DS. Those marked TP should be set out as transplants on the date shown, so seeds should be started 4 weeks before the planting date.
 *** Brussels sprouts should mature after frost, so no additional time is added for harvest period or fall factor.  |
|  Crop  |  When to Plant**  |  |
|  Beets (DS)  |  11/17/15  |  |
|  Broccoli (TP)  |  8/17/16  |  |
|  Brussels Sprouts (TP)***  |  7/12/16  |  |
|  Cabbage, storage (TP)  |  7/17/16  |  |
|  Cabbage, fresh eating (TP)  |  8/11/16  |  |
|  Cabbage, Chinese (TP)  |  9/3/16  |  |
|  Carrots (DS)  |  8/15/16  |  |
|  Cauliflower (TP)  |  8/18/16  |  |
|  Celery (TP)  |  7/24/16  |  |
|  Celeriac (TP)  |  7/4/16  |  |
|  Collards (TP)  |  8/13/16  |  |
|  Chicory - Endive, Escarole (TP)  |  9/10/16  |  |
|  Chicory - Radicchio (TP)  |  8/21/16  |  |
|  Fennel (DS)  |  7/24/16  |  |
|  Greens, Asian, full size (DS)  |  9/2/16  |  |
|  Kale (DS)  |  8/13/16  |  |
|  Kohlrabi (DS)  |  9/10/16  |  |
|  Leeks (TP)  |  7/17/16  |  |
|  Lettuce, baby (DS)  |  9/12/16  |  |
|  Lettuce, heads (DS)  |  9/2/16  |  |
|  Onions (DS)  |  8/21/16  |  |
|  Parsnips (DS)  |  6/27/16  |  |
|  Peas (DS; frost-sensitive)  |  7/30/16  |  |
|  Radish, round (DS)  |  10/4/16  |  |
|  Radish, Daikon (DS)  |  9/5/16  |  |
|  Rutabaga (DS)  |  8/11/16  |  |
|  Spinach (DS)  |  9/16/16  |  |
|  Swiss chard, bunching (DS)  |  9/6/16  |  |
|  Turnips, salad (DS)  |  9/17/16  |  |
|  Turnip, purple top (DS)  |  9/6/16  |  |
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*New Continuing Education Classes offered* At Panola


 

 
If you’ve been considering taking a course to earn your Texas Handgun
License, Panola College is offering a one-day course on Saturday, Oct. 15,
from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Cost is $70. Participants must be at least age 21.
 
 
 
Other courses on the October schedule for the Panola College Continuing
Education Department include a Digital Photography course that will meet
from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday from
October 11-22. Cost is $115.
 
 
 
Getting fit before the holiday season will be made easier for people who
choose one of several courses at Panola College. Cost for each fitness
class is $70. Running October 17 through December 5, students can sign up
for four different classes that will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays:
 Aerial Yoga, Boot Camp, Yoga and an afternoon Spin class. Aerial Yoga will
meet from 4-5 p.m., Boot Camp will meet from 5-6 a.m., Yoga is scheduled
for 11:15 a.m. to 12:25 p.m., and the afternoon Spin class is set for
5:15-6:30 p.m.
 
 
 
Fitness classes offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from October 18 through
December 6 include a morning Spin class from 5-6 a.m., a lunch-time Spin
class that will meet from 12:30-1:45 p.m., and Kickboxing from 5:15-6:15
p.m.
 
 
 
Rounding out October are two additional classes: Learning Lightroom,
scheduled for 6-9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 25 and 27. Cost is
$50. On Friday, Oct. 28, a Beginning Excel class will be offered from 9
a.m. until 4 p.m. Cost is $60.
 
 
 
To register or to find out more, contact Panola College Workforce &
Continuing Education, 903-603-2067, email ce@panola.edu, or stop by the
office in the Merle Glass Building at the corner of Bird Drive and Holland
Street.

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DPS Ribbon-Cutting in Hemphill


 

On Friday, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Hemphill Driver License Office, located inside the Sabine County Annex Building.
 
 
DPS leadership and local officials will attend the service.

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TIMPSON ISD BEAR UPDATE 9/29/2016


 

TIMPSON ISD BEAR UPDATE
9/29/2016
 
THS Floral Design Class News - Mrs. Powers’ Floral Design Science class is learning the parts of the flower.  Students enjoyed the hands on activity using modeling clay to replicate a flower.
 
TES Pre-K News  Submitted by: Penny Ramsey
 
  Timpson Elementary School pre-k class had a special visitor in class on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.  Constable Robert Hairgrove came by to visit with our class and talk to the students about what police officers do.  He also stayed around and enjoyed some station time with Pre-K.
His has a granddaughter, Maddie Posey who is in Pre-K.  She is pictured with Robert Hairgrove, too.  Thank you Constable Robert Hairgrove for stopping by Pre-K.
 
 
THS Band Fundraiser -  Timpson High School Band fundraiser—A BAKED POTATO LUNCH-- sold at the Timpson Volunteer Fire Hall on Saturday, October 1 beginning at 11:00 a.m.
 
 
 
 

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Weather Update


 
If you have loved the last 2 days, you will really enjoy the sun, low humidity, and cool evenings through next Wednesday.
 
Tonight's low according to the big boys will be at or near 53 degrees. The humidity will in the low 30%(West Texas like). All this is due to HIGH pressure dominating the region. These dry HIGHes heat and cool very efficiently so we will see our daytime high temps in the low to mid 80's and evenings in the 50's. Light North NorthEast winds will make you hunt your light jackets and sweaters for tomorrow evening's football games. kick off should be in the low 70's and by the end of the games near 60 degrees.
 
Next Wednesday evening we may see our winds shift to the South and bring us some slight chances for light rain on Thursday and Friday morning....diminishing by mid afternoon.
This graphic is of a new hurricane that formed late today in the Caribbean and is named Matthew. looks to turn north over Cuba and may have some impact on the East Coast of the US.

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Texas Transportation Commission Gives Lufkin even MORE MONEY


 

LUFKIN – The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday awarded a $921,752 safety project to the Lufkin District that is planned in Houston and Trinity counties.
 
The project scheduled in Houston County on SH 19 from SH 7 in Crockett to 1.6 miles north of FM 231, and in Trinity County on SH 19 from the Houston County line to just south of SH 94. The work will include safety treating fixed objects that will include upgrading culvert ends and improving guardrail to design standards.
 
The safety treatment from SH 7 to 1.6 miles north of FM 231 was approved for $280,370, and the safety treatment and guardrail improvements from the Houston County line to just south of SH 94 was approved for $641,382. No timeline has been established for project completion.
 
As this work begins, motorists should stay alert and expect lane closures throughout the project. Motorists should obey all road signs and be aware of traffic delays, warnings and barricades through the work zone. Remember, traffic fines double when workers are present.
 
For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395.
 
 

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Let's Pull together and help our Children


 

 

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Flags at Half Staff


 

Please be advised, per Presidential Proclamation, the United States Flag is
to be placed at half-staff until sunset on September 30, 2016, as a mark of
respect for the memory of Shimon Peres, former President and Prime Minister
of Israel.
 
 You may view the Proclamation at:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/09/28/presidential-proclama
tion-death-shimon-peres.
 

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Seth Wilson Wins Again at Jeopardy


 

SFA English teacher Seth Wilson came away with $18,100 by taking a ninth win and adding it to a total of $ 209,801 truly he is a Jepardoy Champion.

 

 

Source KTRE and Jeopardy

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Tiger Weekly


 

Tiger Weekly
 
 
 
Enrollment: 579
 
 
 
Please visit our district web page for other details on our school: www.tenahaisd.com
 
(The calendar provides the most up to date events)
 
 
 
September 29, 2016- End 1st Grading Period; Early Release 11:30 am; JH @ T K Gorman 5:00 pm; JV @ Joaquin 7 pm 
 
September 30, 2016-Student Holiday/Teacher in Service
 
October 1, 2016-Mesquite/Sunnyvale Marching Band Festival
 
October 6, 2016-JH vs Mt. Enterprise Home @ 6:30 pm; CX Lufkin Coke Classic; 6-12 Grade Open  House (May pick up report cards) 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm; 
 
                           Elementary Report Card sent home with students
 
October 7, 2016-District FB @ Mt. Enterprise 7:00 pm; Pep Rally 1:30 pm
 
October 8, 2016-Lake of the Pine Fishing Tournament
 
October 10, 2016-Mineola Marching Contest
 
October 12, 2016-CX Davy Crockett Pre District
 
October 13, 2016-JH FB @ Brook Hill 5:00 pm; JV vs Wortham Home 6:30 pm; PK-K1 Fire Prevention Field Trip to Fire Station
 
October 14, 2016-District FB @ Wortham 7:00 pm; Pep Rally 12:30 pm; Early Release 1:00 pm; ADAC Drug Free Rally 9:45 am in Elem Gym
 
 
 
 
 
The Tenaha FFA/AG Program will be having a canned food drive to support the North Texas Food Bank. Canned foods will be delivered on Oct. 11, 2016 at the State Fair of Texas for AG Awareness Day. Please show your support of the Tenaha FFA/AG Program by donating September 12th-October 10th. Donation will be accepted at the High School and Elementary Offices. Thanks in advance for your continued support!!!  
 
Mrs. Richey
 
 
 
Reminder: Last day to order Fresh Country from the Ag Department is today, September 29th. 
 
 
 
FFA Tiger Jackets available for order. Contact Ashley Richey at 936-248-5000 ext. 206 or armstrongashley@tenahaisd.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PARENT ALERT:
 
Tenaha ISD is hosting a shot/immunization clinic on Mon., Oct. 17th for PK-12  students.  This is for ANY student that is behind on immunizations, as well as the MCV booster (bacterial meningitis) for SENIORS.  This is a requirement for 12th graders planning on attending a college or a vocational school upon graduation.  This is a FREE service to our students as long as paperwork is completed and returned.  
 
Parents: be on the look-out for paperwork if your child is behind.  All forms are due on  OCTOBER 12th to allow the clinic to order the required materials for the upcoming clinic.  Please take advantage of  this service as it can save you money & time. 
 
Parents may attend with your child. 
 
QUESTIONS:  Stella Baker  936-248-5000 ext 502
 
 
        
        
 
 
Elementary  Hall of Honor— “New to the District”
 
Pre-K (4)-Moises Caballero
 
“Moises is very quiet but eager to learn!”
 
Kindergarten—Coda Bowden
 
“He is thoughtful and kind, tries very hard and get his work done!”
 
1st—Myles Williams
 
“He always has a smile on his face and kind things to say to others!” 
 
2nd—Kianna Norris
 
“She is a smart leader who is a great role model for other students!”
 
3rd—DeCaden Cooks
 
“He’s respectful, works hard, smart and has a great attitude!”
 
4th– Yelitza Perez
 
“She is kind and  she is a very hard worker!”
 
5th—Kalub Randall
 
“He is attentive and respectful.  He works hard and aims to please!”  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Something New!!!
 
Tenaha High School has recently established the Tenaha High School Bass Fishing Team. We are looking for Boat Captains and support from businesses in our area. 
The Bass Team is in need of sponsors for registrations fees, equipment and team shirts. Sponsors would be recognized for their support through the school web page, the Tenaha Tiger Weekly, local and area newspapers and social media. The Tenaha High School Bass Team has been established to promote awareness of educational opportunities through fishing. Your support would be greatly appreciated! Contact Tenaha High School at 936-248-5000 ext .501 or email armstrongashley@tenahaisd.com.
 
 
 
ASAP:
 
Set up for early shopping today, Thursday, September 29th in the Tiger Den.
 
From 9 am – 2 pm. Call 936-572-4193 for more info.
 
 
 
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Tenaha Youth Center changed hours. 
 
They will have 5 th Quarters after every home game.
 
They will also be open some SATURDAY evenings..please watch for the Tenaha Youth Center’s posts for times they are open!
 
Tenaha Youth Center-(936) 332-3581
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Notes:
 
Homecoming is October 22, 2016-Theme: Storming Our Way to the Top!
 
Tenaha Tigers vs Grapeland Sandies at 6:00 pm
 
Plans are starting to take focus of this grand event:
 
Jr Beta at Fire Hall serving from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
1976 Reunion in Café’ at noon
 
Parade Begins at 1:00 pm
 
Hall of Honor Induction 4:30 pm in the Café’ (Terry Bowlin and Randy Jackson are the 2016 illustrious members)
 
Pre-game activities begin at 5:30 pm

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CMS Queens of the Court' for the 2016-2017 school year


 

 
Center Middle School 8th grade volleyball team members vied for the coveted
title of 'Queens of the Court' for the 2016-2017 school year.  Several
teams comprised of two or three athletes competed against each other to
earn points.  Tatum Mettauer, Camryn Crouch, and Taylor Horton were crowned
Queens of the Court, with Kaitlin Williams and Kennedy Bush coming in
second.
 
 
Pictured, left to right, Kaitlin Williams, Tatum Mettauer, Camryn Crouch,
Taylor Horton, Kennedy Bush.
 

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Abundant Love Ministries Pastor and Wife’s Appreciation


 

October 1 - Prayer Brunch & Balloon Release 11 am @ the ALM
 
October 9 – Man Cave (Men will watch a Dallas Cowboys game with Pastor @ Bro. Bobby Watts home in Nacogdoches, TX) 3 PM
 
October 10 – Style Show (ALM Women will style the latest fashions) 6:30 PM @ ALM
 
October 22 – Appreciation Musical 6 PM @ ALM
 
October 23 – Pastor and Wife’s Appreciation 2:30 PM @ ALM
 
October 29 - Pastor and Wife’s Appreciation Awards 6 PM @ John D. Windham Civic Center – Red Carpet Event
 
October 30 – Candle Lighting Ceremony 12 Noon @ ALM

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What is Lottie?


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My Five Cents


 

 

 
 
Fall brings the hope of cooler weather, the changing of the leaves, time with family and one of my favorite fall traditions…hunting season. Thankfully, East Texas has something for everyone.
 
Here are five things happening around your state this month:
 
1. Superintendents Tour
 
As a Texas State Senator, education has always been a top priority of mine. As I represent a predominantly rural area, the concerns and needs of its school districts vary from those of a more urban district. Because of this, it is important for me to stay in touch with educators across East Texas to better understand how decisions made in Austin are impacting local schools.
 
In addition to visiting with parents and teachers throughout the year, I make a special tour to meet with the 101 Superintendents from Senate District 3 before each Legislative session. My staff and I have begun this tour and it will continue into October. It provides me the opportunity to learn what is best to help ensure our children have the educational tools they need to be successful. I appreciate all of the Superintendents for taking the time to meet with me.
 
2. Earthquake Monitoring in E. TX
 
During the 84th Legislative Session, the Legislature allocated $4.5 million to fund what is known as the TexNet Seismic Monitoring Program. This program has placed 22 permanent seismograph stations and 36 portable stations in key locations across the state to monitor seismic activity that has affected our state in recent years and determine the cause of these earthquakes.
 
Two of these locations will be in East Texas, one located in San Augustine and the other in Marshall. These locations were chosen as there has been seismic activity around these areas. The research will help state policy makers to respond and ensure the public is safe. You can find more information about TexNet and their research by visiting www.beg.utexas.edu/texnet.
 
3. Texas and Refugees
 
In light of security concerns, Governor Abbott released a statement stating Texas will leave the federal refugee program unless Congress agrees to pass its plan for a stricter resettlement process. Under the plan, only those refugees the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and the Director of National Intelligence can certify as not posing any security threats would be accepted. In addition, the State would maintain the number of refugees accepted in 2016 rather than accept the U.S. State Department proposed 25% increase of refugees for the 2017 fiscal year.
 
Governor Abbott's main concern is for the safety of Texas residents. In order to balance empathy for displaced peoples with security of the state, he believes this plan to be in Texas's best interest.  Were Congress to not approve the plan, Texas would continue to support both private and nonprofit refugee agencies through Jan. 31, 2017 before withdrawing from the program.
 
4. TEA and Special Needs
 
Recently, a report came out regarding a performance based monitoring program the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has implemented since 2004, which sets an 8.5 percent benchmark for special education enrollment in public schools. The system was originally created to prevent schools from identifying students for special education when it was not required.
 
Criticisms have risen as some believe this program is keeping certain students with special needs from receiving the educational resources they need. Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath has committed to review this monitoring program to ensure it is not unfairly being administered. I have heard from many constituents who are concerned about this report. I will continue to monitor this to ensure our students are receiving the appropriate education they deserve and schools are accurately reporting information.
 
5. Senate Finance Committee Hearing
 
This past month the Senate Finance Committee, on which I serve, held a hearing to discuss and monitor legislation passed during the 84th Legislative Session including; tax relief for property owners, support and enhancement of graduate medical education, and the phase out of the franchise tax. After hearing testimony on these and other issues, the committee will determine if legislation is needed to improve, enhance or complete implementation of previous legislation.
 
As we get closer to session, our job as members of the Senate Finance Committee will be to ensure we are working towards a balanced budget and stay within our means as a state. While we will not receive the official numbers for where our state's budget will be until January, it is expected we will have a shortfall due to the impact of low oil prices and a slower economy.
 
 

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Center Livestock Market Report for September 28th


 

Center Livestock Market Report for September 28th
 
Cattle Sold: 922 HD
Sellers: 99
Buyers: 60
 
Steers:
150-300 lbs       .70   to   2.27
300-400 lbs       .65   to   1.72
400-500 lbs         .72   to   1.55
500 lbs & up      .60   to   1.26
 
Heifers:
150-300 lbs       1.00   to   2.07
300-400 lbs       .60   to   1.40
400-500 lbs       .80   to   1.41
500 lbs & up      .60   to   1.42
 
Slaughter Cows:    .20   to   .80
Stocker Cows:    500.00$   to   1625.00$HD
Bulls:    .60   to   .85
Pairs:    Only a Few
Baby Calves:     None$
 
Market quoted on beef cattle only!!! Plain cattle prices will be lower!!!

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St. John Missionary Baptist Church will be Celebrating our 127th Church Anniversary


 

St. John Missionary Baptist Church will be Celebrating our 127th Church Anniversary Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 2:30p.m.  Special Guest will be Rev. Freddie Wilson, Pastor of the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Center Tx. Theme: “A strong Foundation, Built to Last” 1 Corinthians 3:9-15. 
 
The community is invited to fellowship with us! 

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Tenaha Lunch Menu


 

 

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The Smart New Pizza Hut Delivery Vechile


 

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Do Dah Parade Pictures


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Cookers


 

The Shelby County Fajita Lunch Yesterday was a huge success.  

 

 

 

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Timpson Homecoming Garters and Headbands For Sale!!


 

 

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Message from Railroad Commissioner


 

Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick spoke to the West Texas Geological
Society at its annual fall symposium in Midland.  Commissioner Craddick highlighted
the past, present and future importance of the Permian Basin to the Texas energy
 industry. The technical group meets annually to discuss research, studies, geological
analysis and developing technologies in the region that will further the development
of one of the country's most significant oil and gas basins.
"The Permian Basin's current and potential production, for Texas and our nation,
 is truly invaluable," Craddick said. "This oil rich region enables us to meet our
domestic energy demands with reliable, affordable energy for consumers. Without 
a doubt, the Permian Basin is responsible for catapulting the U.S. into the role
 of the world's top oil producer, providing us greater national security by reducing
our reliance on imported sources of oil. Essential to this success is the skilled
workforce and vast technical expertise of the West Texas Geological society and 
the region's industry members."

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Open House Set for Tenaha Middle School and High School


 

Open House Set for Tenaha Middle School and High School
 
Tenaha Middle School and High School will be hosting their annual Open House on October 6th from 4:30 until 6:00pm.  Parents and students will be able to visit with the teachers and pick up report cards.   The Tenaha ISD Chief of Police, David Jeter, will be presenting a seminar titled Safety in Our Community at 4:45 in the cafetorium.  Everyone is invited to attend.
 
 
 
There will be a Junior High football game in The Pit beginning at 5pm.  The Tigers will be playing the Mt. Enterprise Wildcats. 

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Shelbyville Athletic Director Arrested For Family Violence


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Fire near Tyson Foods!


 

A fire started today due to downed electrical lines near Tyson Foods in Center at aproximately 12:30 and was contained about 1:00 pm.  The Center Fire Department was quick to the rescue.

 

 

 

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Garage Sale Trail of Treasures


 

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Open House Set for Tenaha Middle School and High School


 

Open House Set for Tenaha Middle School and High School
 
Tenaha Middle School and High School will be hosting their annual Open House on October 6th from 4:30 until 6:00pm.  Parents and students will be able to visit with the teachers and pick up report cards.   The Tenaha ISD Chief of Police, David Jeter, will be presenting a seminar titled Safety in Our Community at 4:45 in the cafetorium.  Everyone is invited to attend.
 
 
 
There will be a Junior High football game in The Pit beginning at 5pm.  The Tigers will be playing the Mt. Enterprise Wildcats.  
 
 
-- 
 
Judy Monroe
 
Tenaha Independent School District
 
Principal Grades 6-12
 
936-248-5000 ext. 501

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100 Women in Red Event


 

Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ San Augustine, Texas Elder. Delphine Thompson-Pastor presents 100 Women in Red Sunday October 16, 2016.
 
The event will start at 3pm and Rev. Elegena Weaver & Mt. Zion CME Church Center, Texas will be our guest.
 
Everyone is invited.

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Center See you at the Pole


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nearly 300 students at Center Middle School attended and prayed for their school, country and friends this morning at See You At The Pole!

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Archery Season Opens!!!!


 

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/TXPWD/bulletins/1659e56

 

The Need-to-Know
 
Certificate of Hunter Education – keep the proof in your pocket
Hunting license with archery stamp endorsement
For turkey hunters: upland game bird stamp endorsement
There’s one change this year: archery-only seasons are in 14 additional Panhandle counties. Refer to your 2016-2017 Outdoor Annual for the list of counties and other regulations.
 
If you can’t find your Hunter Education card, print a free copy by going online. Hunter Ed. is required for everyone 9 years or older and born on or after Sept. 2, 1971. We also offer Bowhunter Education courses.
 
Licenses and endorsements are available at retailers and online. You can also order over the phone by calling 800-895-4248 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. There’s a $5 service charge if you purchase over the phone or online.
 
Mule deer and white-tailed deer hunters should be aware of new chronic wasting disease(CWD) regulations, including sampling requirements and movement restrictions. There’s a new booklet you can download to learn everything a hunter needs to know about CWD.
 
Planning to use a tree stand? Then take a minute and a half to watch this video about tree stand safety. The #1 cause of hunter fatalities in the U.S. is due to falls from tree stands. Be safe and good hunting! 
 

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Shelbyville See you at the Pole


 

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Timpson Band Boosters


 

Timpson ISD Band Boosters Baked Potato Dinner. All money raised will support The THS Bear Band.
 
Place: Timpson Vol. Fire Dept. Hall Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:00-?? (Sell Out). Meal includes: Baked Potato with beef or chicken, sour cream, cheese, chives, and butter, drink and a cookie. $6 w/o.
 
Contact any THS Band Booster Member to place an order or ask questions. Let us handle your Saturday lunch! We take Pre-Orders!
 

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Hunting Event for the Disabled


 

The 8th Annual Angelina Wheelin’ Sportsmen Event for people with disabilities will be December 9-10 at Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest, Winston Tree Farm and Alazon Wildlife Management Area. 
 
The two-day deer and hog hunt is sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Wheelin’ Sportsmen program, U.S. Forest Service, National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, April AWOL Chapter and Pineywoods Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.
 
Applications are available at Forest Service Ranger’s offices in Zavalla, Hemphill, New Waverly, Kennard and Decatur, at the Forest Supervisor’s office in Lufkin, or online www.fs.usda.gov/texas.
 
Applications must be submitted by Nov. 14 to:
Angelina National Forest
Attn: Mandy Chumley or Dandy Jones
111 Walnut Ridge Road
Zavalla, Texas 75980
 
Persons with physical disabilities may apply and there is no cost to attend. Twenty participants will be drawn for the event and they must provide their own transportation, lodging and a valid Texas hunting license. Volunteers and instructors will be on hand to assist, and meals will be provided for participants and two guests.
 
For more information, contact Mandy Chumley or Dandy Jones at 936-897-1068.
 
On the Internet: NFGT: www.fs.usda.gov/texas
National Wild Turkey Federation: www.nwtf.org.
 

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Piney Woods Photographic Society September Meeting


 

The Piney Woods Photographic Society recently held a meeting winners from their competition are as follows.

 

September 2016 Challenge Winners 
Theme: Sunrise/Sunset
 
 
 
Billie Jones  Center, Texas
 
 
Janet Hughes   Carthage, TX
 
 
Sam McSwain Center, TX
 
The Piney Woods Photographic Society is meant for camera enthusiasts of all skills and interests. Our goal is to help you become a better photographer and give you a place to meet others who share your passion for photography. We try to create programs and activities with information and instruction for all skill levels in an environment of support and cooperation.
 
Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings with or without a member.
 
The next regular meeting will be the 3rd Saturday in October 15, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church on Porter St. in Center, TX.  for more information contact club secretary Billie Jones, 936-591-2426. The workshop will be "Long Exposure Shooting" with a Challenge of "Vintage/Heirloom".  Anyone interested in learning about night shots, moons, stars, etc. are invited to sit in.  
 
The PWPS invites everyone to come by the ETPF Photography Exhibit (October 6,7 & 8, 2016) held in the Vision Source Office building and vote for "People's Choice".  The Judges have voted and now it's the public's turn.  Everyone is invited to stop by to browse local people photos, some are even for sale.  

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Excelsior See you at the Pole


 

Excelsior School students gathered at the flagpole this Morning Wednesday, Sept. 28 for the annual "See You At The Pole" event. Students prayed for our great nation, community and school.

 

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TEXAS LOTTERY TO ANNOUNCE $5 BILLION SALES RECORD THAT’S A LOT OF SCRATCH TICKETS!


 

 
Will reveal new billboard at celebration event in Austin
WHAT: The Texas Lottery will celebrate surpassing $5 billion in sales for fiscal year 2016 with employees,
confetti canons, music and the revealing of a new billboard at its 6th Street headquarters in Austin.
Texas Lottery Executive Director Gary Grief and Chairman J. Winston Krause will unveil a new
billboard design on a 22’x10’ mobile billboard.
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 29
 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Texas Lottery
 611 E. 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
WHAT ELSE:
ï‚· The Texas Lottery has more than 17,000 retailers and introduces approximately 90 scratch tickets
every year.
ï‚· Scratch ticket sales for FY 16 totaled $3.72 billion, the highest scratch ticket sales in Texas Lottery
history.
ï‚· The Texas Lottery’s $5 billion in annual sales is greater than the annual sales for many well-known
brands including Tesla Motors, Yahoo, Levi Strauss, Hyatt Hotels, Molson Coors Brewing and Tiffany.
ï‚· The Texas Lottery’s $537.8 million increase alone from FY 15 to FY 16 is more than the total annual
sales amounts for 20 other individual state lotteries.
ï‚· FY 16 sales resulted in a total contribution of $1.392 billion to Texas, the single largest annual
transfer of revenue to the state.
ï‚· The Texas Lottery has now contributed more than $19 billion to Texas public education and more
than $66 million to Texas veterans.
ï‚· This is the 13th consecutive year that the Texas Lottery generated more than $1 billion in revenue for
Texas.
 

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Truck Caught Fire in Timpson


 

https://www.facebook.com/tevin.brown.9659/videos/1114443868637460/

 

Truck Caught Fire in Timpson on Tuesday evening the driver survived.  

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Shelby County JV Football Schedules for this week


 

Junior Varsity Football Schedule For Thursday:

 

The San Augustine Wolves JV football team has a home game vs. rival school Shelbyville Dragons on Thursday, October 6 at 7 pm.

 

Center JV - BYE

 

Joaquin JV -BYE

 

Timpson JV - BYE

 

Tenaha JV - BYE

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See you at the pole


 

See you at the Pole meeting times TODAY

 

Center 7:15

 

Shelbyville 7:35

 

Timpson 7:20

 

Tenaha 7:00

 

San Augustine 7:30

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Boil Water Notice Flat Fork Water Supply


 

Boil Water Notice for Flat Fork Water Supply this is due to a water main break.  For more information please call. Gayle Warr at 936-591-5502.

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Riders of the Week


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Center Pinkout T-Shirts for Sale!!


 

The Center High School cheerleaders will be selling Pink Out shirts for the
game against Chapel Hill on 10/7/16. Shirts are $20 and all profits will go
to charity. Money is due to Center High School office or Ms. Mayfield by
9/30/16.
 
 

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SFA Teacher Wins Big on Jeopardy!


 

A professor from Stephen Fuller Austin University has taken what people would consider worthless information and turned it into over a hundred thousand dollars in just seven days after winning at Jeopardy!

Seth Wilson, who works in the English Department, has now won $166,500 on the game show.

The show airs on KTRE every weekday at 11 a.m. While taped in advanced it is not known if Wilson will win or not beside of course the people who work for Jeopardoy!

Wilson will go for eight straight on Wednesday.

Wilson's fifth win allowed him a chance in the Tournament of Champions.

 

 

 

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Shelbyville Lunch Menus


 

 

 

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Shelbyville Dragon Football


 

Shelbyville Dragons Jr. High will host 2 games at Dragon stadium on Thursday, starting at 5pm.

 

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Second Annual "Fifty Mile"


 

 

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Timpson High School Earns TEA Designations


 

 

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Murder on the Run


 

DeSoto Parish Crime Stoppers Felon of the Week Program is asking for the public’s help in locating/identifying suspect(s) wanted from DeSoto Parish Area.
 
Darrius Smart of Mansfield, La. Smart is wanted for Second Degree Murder. Smart is described as a black male, 5’8” tall and weighing 130 lbs. Smart is 19 years of age. 
 
DeSoto Parish Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1000.00 for information that results in the suspects arrest, anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers line at 1-800-505-STOP(7867) all calls are confidential or contact the Desoto Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318)872-3956, Capt. James Clements or Chief Gary Hobbs with the Mansfield Police Department at 318-872-0520.
 
 

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FAFSA Student Aid Information


 

 

 

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month


 

 
Can Conflicting Guidelines Threaten Women’s Covered Access to Mammograms?
 
Why Women Should Continue to Get Yearly Mammograms
 
A federal mandate that effectively requires insurers to cover women for mammograms will run out next year. Unless the mandate is renewed or government recommendations revised to match those of breast cancer experts, women ages 40-and over would lose guaranteed insurance coverage for annual mammograms.
 
Experts from the American College will be available for interviews Wednesday Sept. 28, from 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM EDT.
 
The doctors can discuss the impending insurance upheaval, why screening should start at 40 and not be limited to women at high risk for the disease, feelings women have about getting a mammogram, and what to expect during the exam.
 
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, American College of Radiology and Society of Breast Imaging say women should begin receiving screening annually beginning at age 40. 
 
Research shows that the incidence of breast cancer increases sharply around age 40. Mammography screening cuts the risk of dying from breast cancer nearly in half. Early breast cancer detection also enables less extensive surgery, fewer mastectomies, and less frequent or aggressive chemotherapy for any cancers found.
 

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Timpson ISD Bear Update 9/27/2016


 

See You at the Pole – The Timpson High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host  See You at the Pole  Wednesday, September 28 at 7:20 a.m. at the flagpole in front of the high school.  Kelan Foster will lead a devotional and start the prayer circle.  Students, parents, TISD staff and community members are invited to attend.  Mrs. Teresa Jourden is the FCA sponsor.

Teens in the Driver Seat – Submitted bv Danielle Smith
Timpson ISD is kicking off their Teens in the Driver Seat program!  Car crashes kill more teens than any other cause, accounting for about 2,800 teen deaths per year. Along with inexperience, the top five dangers teens face are ones that young drivers and their parents know the least about: driving at night, speeding and street racing, distractions, low seat belt use, and alcohol use.
Throughout the school year, the Teens in the Driver Seat team will focus on spreading safety messages that focus solely on traffic safety and these top five dangers.
The Teens in the Driver Seat team includes: Bailey Barton, Hailey Barton, Sara Duke, Emily Garcia, Destiny Garner, Immony Gossett, Rebekah Parks, Faith Parks, Kristyn Rader, Jasmine Rogers, Tina Sepulvado, Lacy Wagstaff, & Alexus Wallace. Not pictured are team members Kambry Wallace and Breanna Wallace.
De'Undria Jackson Accepted to Blinn College - Submitted by: Vernett Richardson
 
 
Congratulations goes out to Timpson High School senior De’Undria Jackson for being accepted to Blinn College!  De’Undria  will be majoring in nursing and pursuing a career in the medical field after graduating college. Throughout high school, De’Undria has been serving as a senior class officer, she has been involved in the Youth Advisory Council, and she has been actively involved in her church. The students and Staff at Timpson ISD are so very proud of you De’Undria and we wish
you all the best!! Again, CONGRATULATIONS on this major achievement!!
 
Lady Bears Defeat Leverett’s Chapel - Congratulations to the Timpson Lady Bear volleyball team for their win over Leverett’s Chapel!!
 
 
 

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The Center Band Booster Meeting


 

The Center Roughrider Band Boosters will have a special called meeting on Monday October 3rd at 5:30 in the band hall of Center High School. For more info you may contact Angela Waller at missangie1968@gmail.com or on the Center Roughrider Band Boosters Facebook page. 

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This Week at Center ISD September 26 â€" September 30 Center High School


 

This Week at
Center ISD
September 26 – September 30
 
Center High School
Tuesday
• 4:30 – Volleyball v Tatum (home)
Wednesday
• FFA Greenhand Camp
Thursday
• 4:00 – JV Tennis v Nacogdoches (Nac)
• 5:00 – Freshman Football v Palestine (home)
Friday
• 7:30 – Varsity Football v Palestine
Center Middle School
Monday
• Volleyball v Tatum (Tatum)
Wednesday
• JCC - Doo-Dah Parade
Thursday
• Football v Palestine (Palestine)
Center Intermediate School
Wednesday
• Fall Photos
Thursday
• Cookie Dough Fundraiser Kick-off
F.L. Moffett
Tuesday
• Kindergarten Octopus Soup Day
• 9:00 – Hand-Washing Day – Ward/Farias
• 9:30 – Hand-Washing Day – Fountain/Dunn
• 9:45 – Hand-Washing Day – Lawson
• 10:00 – Hand-Washing Day – Nunez/White
Thursday
• 9:00 – Hand-Washing Day – DuVon/Aguilar
• 9:15 – Hand-Washing Day – Newton/Bradshaw
• 9:30 – Hand-Washing Day – A. Nunez/Gaddy

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Panola College hosts Rodeo Olympics


 

The Panola College Rodeo Team’s 2016 Rodeo Olympics brought smiles and
laughter to about 75 area children on Thursday, Sept. 22 at Cattleman’s
Arena. Children from Carthage and Gary school districts had a chance to
learn the tricks of the rodeo trade from the expert cowboys and cowgirls on
the Panola College Rodeo Team.
 
 
 
The children didn’t just watch a rodeo; they were in the arena with the
college students, one-on-one, practicing the art of rodeo. These children
practiced roping and riding, including taking rides around the arena on a
real horse. Afterward, the Panola College cowboys and cowgirls put on a
demonstration rodeo for the children.
 
 
 
Brandy Holloway, Panola College Vocational Nursing administrative
assistant, helped organize the event with Rodeo Coach Jeff Collins and
others. Stillwaters Cowboy Church served water, snacks and lunch, donated
and prepared by Denise and Robert Fugler, owners of Fugler’s Feed Trough
and Market. Emily Zabcik, faculty adviser for the Phi Theta Kappa honor
society, and members of that organization were also on hand to assist.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Shelbyville See you at the Pole


 

See you at the Pole on Wednesday, Sept. 28 @ 7:35 am  Shelbyville High School flag pole.

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Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser


 

The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department will be having a hamburger fundraiser on Saturday, October 8th. We will be serving hamburgers, chips and drinks for $7.00. Plates will be available beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the JVFD station in downtown Joaquin. 

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Theft in Desoto Parish


 

Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle
 
DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office
 
Patrol/Criminal Investigations Division
 
 
 
Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle would like to inform the public of an on-going
investigation into the theft of wheels and tires from Marketplace Chevrolet
Buick in Stonewall, LA.  Deputies responded to the location this morning and
received a complaint of about 30 vehicle's wheels and tires being stolen
from the dealership.  Detectives have been assigned to the case and it is an
on-going investigation at this time.  Anyone with information regarding the
theft is asked to contact the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office at (318)
872-3956 and ask to speak to a detective.
 
 
 

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Timpson ISD Bear Update 9/26/2016


 

Timpson ISD Bear Update
9/26/2016
 
Weekly Calendar of Events –
 
Mon. Sept. 26 – Elementary benchmarks due
------------------- TES fundraiser meeting @ 1:30 p.m.
------------------- Middle School volleyball vs. San Augustine – There @ 4:30 p.m.
 
Tues. Sept. 27 – TPRI kindergarten meeting
 
Wed. Sept. 28 – TES benchmark testing
 
Thurs. Sept. 29 – TJH Spirit Day – Tacky Day
------------------- TES benchmark testing
------------------- TES tutorial sign-ins due
------------------- Junior High football – OPEN
 
Fri. Sept. 30 – TES benchmark testing
------------------ TES bulletin boards down
------------------ End of first six weeks
------------------ Varsity football – OPEN
------------------ TES writing samples due
------------------ Lifetouch pictures – all campuses
------------------ Varsity volleyball vs. Shelbyville – District Game – Home @ 4:30 p.m.
 
THS Earns TEA Designations – Timpson High School achieved a Met Standard rating in the 2016 state accountability ratings.  This is the highest rating a campus can earn.  In addition to achieving a  Met Standard rating, THS also was awarded 4 distinction designations based on achievement in performance indicators relative to a group of 40 campuses of similar type, size and student demographics.  The distinctions Timpson High School received are:
 
•     Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading
 
•     Academic Achievement in Mathematics
 
•     Academic Achievement in Science
 
•     Top 25% Student Progress
 
“Earning one or more campus distinctions is noteworthy and should be a source of pride in a community “, said Texas Education Agency Commissioner of Education  Mike Morath in a September 14th  TEA news release.  THS Principal Ron Lindgren credited the dedication and hard work of the staff, students and parents that led to the campus earning these distinctions.
 
 
TES PreK Newsletter - Submitted by: Penny Ramsey
 
 
 
Attached is the Timpson Elementary School Newsletter.

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Shelby County Fit - Walk Across Texas Worksite Wellness Program Off to a Great Start


 
Twenty-six teams and four solo walkers dusted off their walking shoes and joined in to “Walk Across Texas!” These teams and solo walkers are competing with each other to see who can walk the most miles over eight weeks from September 10 – November 4, 2016.   Their goal is to walk at least 900 miles (the distance from Center to El Paso).  At the conclusion of week 1 the teams/individuals have walked over 4,300 miles.  The top teams in lead are as follows:
 
1. Shelby County Steppers
2. The Walkie Talkies
3. Philippians 4:13
 
Participants kicked-off this wellness program by participating in a 5K Fun Run and Walk.  Over 75 determined adults and youth completed this challenge on September 10th.  In addition, participants in the program donated over 1,067 pounds of canned goods to the Shelby County Outreach Ministry Food Bank to help those in need.  The next 5K event will be held in conjunction with the Poultry Festival on Saturday, October 8th beginning at 7:30 a.m. in front of the historic courthouse in Center.  Come out and join our Walk Across Texas teams in this fun, free event.  Donations will be accepted to support breast cancer awareness.
Walk Across Texas, sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is a fun, flexible, and FREE way to encourage people to exercise.  For more information on wellness programs, call Jheri-Lynn McSwain, CEA-FCS at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Shelby County at 936-598-7744 or email at jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu.
 
 
 

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Congratulation to Kay Dawson 4-H Winner


 

 
Shelby County 4-H was well represented at the East Texas State Fair in Tyler Texas.  Dawson Kay with Shelbyville 4-H exhibited his Charolais cross steer.  He placed first in his class with his 934 pound steer.
 
The Charolais cross breed was the largest breed of the show.
 
Please join us in saying  Congratulations to Dawson and his family for a job well done.
 
 

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The San Augustine Job Fair


 

There was a job fair held last week in San Augustine put on by a co effort between the Texas Workforce, San Augustine Main Street and the San Augustine County Chamber.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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City of Tenaha City Council Meeting


 

City of Tenaha City Council Meeting Tonight at 5:15 pm. 

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VFW News


 

Annually, VFW Posts and its Auxiliary members around the country and
overseas volunteer almost 9 million service hours and donate over $49
million to local community service programs.
 
 
 
At the post meeting on Monday, September 19th, Shelby County Memorial VFW
Post Senior Vice Commander Newton Johnson, Jr. presented Post Commander Gene
Hutto with a 100 hour volunteer certificate and Post Service Officer John
Piersol with a 300 hour lapel pin.  These hours were contributed as members
of the Post Honor Guard that renders Final Military Funeral Honors at the
request of county families.  
 
 
 
Founded in 1899 the Veterans of Foreign Wars is the largest organization of
US military veterans who have served overseas during a military conflict.
To obtain information about VFW Post 8904 contact post quartermaster Larry
Hume, 598-2976 or email chief@chiefimaging.com
<mailto:chief@chiefimaging.com> .

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Teens in the Driver Seat


 

Timpson ISD is kicking off their Teens in the Driver Seat program!
Car crashes kill more teens than any other cause, accounting for about 2,800 teen deaths per year. Along with inexperience, the top five dangers teens face are ones that young drivers and their parents know the least about: driving at night, speeding and street racing, distractions, low seat belt use, and alcohol use.
Throughout the school year, the Teens in the Driver Seat team will focus on spreading safety messages that focus solely on traffic safety and these top five dangers.
The Teens in the Driver Seat team includes: Bailey Barton, Hailey Barton, Sara Duke, Emily Garcia, Destiny Garner, Immony Gossett, Rebekah Parks, Faith Parks, Kristyn Rader, Jasmine Rogers, Tina Sepulvado, Lacy Wagstaff, & Alexus Wallace. Not pictured are team members Kambry Wallace and Breanna Wallace

 

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See you at the pole in Center


 

Center Middle School students will be hosting a student-led 'See You At The
Pole' event on Wednesday, September 28, at 7:15 AM.  This event is one of
many annual gatherings of students at a flagpole in front of their local
for prayer, music, scripture-reading and worship.  The community is invited
to experience this event.

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COMMISSIONERS’ COURT SPECIAL MEETING SHELBY COUNTY, TEXAS


 

 
 
Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 26th day of September, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in the Courtroom of the Shelby County Courthouse at 200 San Augustine Street, Center, Shelby County, Texas to deliberate and consider action on the following items:
 
 
 
1. Approve and pay monthly expenses.
 
2. Public Comments on Agenda items.
 
3. Approve two new polling places: 1 South East to Pineywoods Family Outreach Center and Precinct 3 to Campti Pentecostal Church.
 
4. Take action to disperse Child Safety Fee Funds.
 
5. Consider proposals submitted for 2017-2018 Community Development Fund administration services.
 
6. Consider proposals submitted for 2017-2018 Community Development Fund engineering services.
 
7. Adjourn
 
 

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Center City Council Meeting


 

 
The Center City Council will meet in regular session on Monday, September 26, 2016 at
5: 00 p.m. in the Council Room at City Hall. The following items are on the agenda for
appropriate action:
I. Welcome guests and visitors.
II. Approval of Minutes of the Regular Meeting on September 12, 2016.
III. Consider Discussion and Possible Action on the following:
A. Ordinance 2016-08 - Adopting Tax Rate& Levy for Fiscal Year 2017.
B. Ordinance 2016-09— Adopting the Budget for Fiscal Year 2017.
C. Ordinance 2016- 10 Amending the Budget for Fiscal Year 2016.
D. Resolution 2016-26 TP& W Grant Application Authorization.
E. Approve Award of Bid for Timber Sale on Various City Properties.
F. Award ofBid- Sanitary Sewer& Lift Station Elimination Project.
G. Approve Street Closure for Poultry Festival 5K Chicken Run.
IV. Items of Interest from Council and City Manager, and Citizens—No Action Items.
1. DETCOG Board of Directors Meeting.
2. Doo Dah Parade September 28, 2016— 4: 00 p.m.
V. Executive Session
Consider entering executive session for legal consultation with the City Attorney and
discussion of pending litigation, personnel matters and land acquisition with possible
action related thereto upon reconvening in open session in accordance with Local
Government Code Section 551. 071, 551. 072 and 551. 074
VI. Adjournment.
MEMORANDUM
TO: Mayor and City Council
FR: Chad D. Nehring, City Manag
Date: September 9, 2016
RE: Agenda Comments for Regular Meeting of September 9, 2016
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA:
III.A. Ordinance 2016- 08— Adopting Tax Rate and Levy for Fiscal Year 2017 (FYI 7)
To conform to the revenue projections and demands of the draft budget, the tax
levy ordinance is presented for Council approval. It does impose a tax rate
slightly higher than the calculated effective tax rate by 1. 89% and generates
1, 700 more than the prior year when excluding new value added to the rolls.
The rate to generate revenue sufficient for budget is $0.56/$ 100 of valuation.
This action also ratifies and continues all exemptions and designates the portion
of the tax and levy applicable to both operations and maintenance (O& M) rate
and interest and sinking (I& S) rate. Staff recommends approval to ensure
revenues projected for budget appropriations.
III.B. Ordinance 2016- 09— Adopting the Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 (FYI 7)
This is the annual action to formally adopt the budget for the upcoming fiscal
year. The final draft has been presented to Council with all funds balanced and
rates and fees necessary to provide the projected revenues approved and adopted
prior to this item. The ordinance identifies the budgeted amounts for each
operational fund ofthe City. Most funds are relative to prior year exemplified by
the General Fund increasing only 0.30%, which is less than $ 14, 000 from prior
year. The Utility Fund and I& S Fund are the exceptions, with both increasing due
to funding of capital projects and projected increases in annual debt payments.
Both of these increases were planned prior to this year' s budget and include
projects identified in the capital improvement budget. This ordinance further
approves the capital improvement budget and the annual budgets of the TIRZ#1
and both EDCs all the fiscal responsibility of the City. Finally, this annual action
item includes the review and adoption of several major fiscal policies of the City
covering: debt management, fund balance. investments and purchasing. Staff is
extremely pleased to offer this document for approval upon achieving the vast
majority of Council goals given the limited resources and lack of increased
revenues available this fiscal year. We are pleased that this is accomplished while
also meeting all the policy goals of the Council in maintaining satisfactory
operational and emergency fund balances and also dedicating resources to the
newly created fixed asset replacement fund without substantial impacts to services
or rates.
III.C. Ordinance 2016- 10— Amending the Budget for Fiscal Year 2016 (FYI 6)
This is the annual ordinance to amend and adjust as necessary the allocations of
the current fiscal year budget and accommodating for special projects or items
specifically approved by Council. The changes reflect minor increases in
revenues and expenditures of major funds primarily reflective of the Council' s
directive and goal to dedicate funding necessary to create and sustain a fleet
replacement fund. These amounts should provide 100% funding of future vehicle
replacements for the fleet inventory included in the program and utilizes existing
fund balance amounts as instructed to ensure the self-sufficiency of this activity
prospectively. This is further outlined in the FY 17 budget packet. This action
also includes two land asset acquisitions authorized by Council and several other
minor projects as identified. Finally, the allocations for the Recreation Fund
which was also created after FYI budget g
approval pp and is presented p
sen ed as balanced
without subsidy in just this first year ofoperations. Mr. Gibson will be available
ifthere are detailed questions and staff recommends approval.
III.D. Resolution 2016-26— TP& W Grant Application Authorization
This action will authorize the submission of a grant for the upgrade and
improvement of Perry Sampson Park under the previously approved concept plans
that Council has authorized for TCDP grant application the prior two funding
cycles. The local matching funds are secured by funds dedicated under the 2016
Cos and reflected in the FYI 7 Capital Improvement Program budget. The
application will be to obtain $300,000 in funds on a 50- 50 matching basis for the
300,000 of local funding thus providing for substantial rehabilitation and
enhancement of the facility rather than just a decent facelift. Upon approval, staff
will coordinate with MHS Design on the final application which requires
submittal by October 1.
III.E. Approve Award of Bid for Timber Sale on Various City Properties
Mr. Mike Walker, Azimuth Forestry, was contracted by Council earlier this year
to coordinate the advertisement and marketing for sale of various timber tracts
owned by the City. The land management plan presented and approved several
months ago. recommended several tracts at Lake Pinkston, City Lake and the
airport, for various levels of timber harvesting and management. These bids
reflect sealed offers for that as a single project package. Mr. Walker will be
present for questions. Based on preliminary estimates, while slightly lower than
hoped, staff recommends award as presented to the highest bidder, Advantage
Forestry Unlimited in the amount of$90,505.
III.F. Award ofBid—Sanitary Sewer Improvement and Lift Station Elimination Project
This project has finally come to the point of construction after years of delay by
the Texas Water Development Board in bureaucratic reviews and required
studies. While bids were extremely competitive, project delays and modifications
of original scope, primarily from relocating the lift station site, the low bid is
roughly$ 200,000 higher than the original project estimate. The cost of
relocating, avoiding condemnation ofthe preferred site is the primary contributor
to the increased costs as is the inflation of pipe costs over the last four years.
Local funds for the difference should be available from reductions already
realized in the WWTP rehab project, specifically over$ 120,000 in reduced
electrical and engineering costs from the original projections. The potential of
removing items to reduce project scope has been reviewed as has any possibility
of reductions from rebidding the project, both with no expectations of viability of
positive outcomes. For these reasons, staff and the consulting engineer are in
agreement recommending approval even given the necessity of adding local funds
to this project to the low bidder, Doughtie Construction Co., of Huntsville in the
amount of$2, 153, 323. 55.
III.G. Approve Street Closure for the Poultry Festival 5K Chicken Run
This is the annual request for a 5K run the Saturday morning during the Poultry
Festival along the customary route as detailed in the request from the Chamber of
Commerce sanctioning this event. Staff can accommodate as usual pending
emergency calls and this notice can be forwarded to TXDoT to allow traffic
control for interruptions as needed.
Items of Interest:
1) DETCOG Action—According to the Board agenda, DETCOG allocated
additional grant funds to the City for completion of prior activities to which
the City had to supplement with local funds to complete but staff and our
consultant were not made aware of this potential action, nor invited and
haven' t received information of any outcome.
2) Doo Dah Parade— Fire Truck available as usual for those that wish to ride
3) TML Attendees— Staff will provide a coordinated itinerary, meeting
invitations and information relative to TML annual conference next week.
MINUTES OF THE CITY OF CENTER
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
REGULAR MEETING
September 12, 2016
The Center City Council met in a regular session on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 5: 00 p.m. in
the Council Room at Center City Hall. The meeting was open to the public. Notices were
properly posted of the date, place and hour and the news media was notified. The following
members were present:
David Chadwick - Mayor
Charles Rushing Mayor Pro Tem
Joyce Johnson Council Member
Leigh Porterfield - Council Member
Howell Howard Council Member
Jerry Lathan Council Member
Chad Nehring City Manager
Barbara Boyd City Secretary
Jim Payne City Attorney
Guests signed the register.
Item I. Mayor David Chadwick opened the meeting and welcomed the visitors and
media.
Item II. Public Hearing:
Mayor Chadwick Opened the Hearings at 5: 03.
A. Proposed Tax Rate. There were no comments.
B. Proposed Budd There were no comments.
Mayor Chadwick Closed the Hearings at 5: 05.
Item III. Approval of Minutes of the Regular Meeting on August 22, 2016.
Council Member Joyce Johnson made a motion to approve the minutes. Council
Member Howell Howard seconded the motion. All voted in favor.
Item IV. Consider Discussion and Possible Action on the following:
A. Ordinance 2016- 7 — Establishing Rates & Fees for FY 2017. City Manager, Chad
Nehring stated this item is the annual review and authorization of rates and fees for
utility, garbage and all other retail or customer fees charged for various actions or
services. Mr. Nehring stated these adjustments were calculated and projected to
conform with the revenues necessary for preliminary budgeted expenses and
contractual obligations. Council Member Howell Howard made a motion to approve
Ordinance 2016- 7 Establishing Rates & Fees for FY 2017. Council Member Jerry
Lathan seconded the motion. All voted in favor.
B. Resolution 2016-24 TXDoT Agreement for Closure of Highway for East Texas
Poultry Festival. City Manager, Chad Nehring stated this items is a further
clarification and officially documents the responsibilities TXDoT requires of a
sponsoring governmental entity for the long-term, elective closure of a public
highway for non-emergency purposes. Mr. Nehring stated this is done annually for
the East Texas Poultry Festival and is required by TXDoT for authorized closure for
the Saturday activities associated with the festival. Council member Charles Rushing
made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-24 TXDoT Agreement for Closure of
Highway for East Texas Poultry Festival. Council Member Leigh Porterfield
seconded the motion.. All voted in favor.
C. Resolution 2016-25 TXDoT Annual RAMP Funding Agreement. City Manager,
Chad Nehring stated TXDoT partners with airport sponsors for some operational and
major maintenance items at sanctioned facilities under these, now annual agreements.
Mr. Nehring stated the City historically has utilized these funds to cover half the
expense of lighting replacements, minor patching or electrical repairs at the airport.
Council Member Howell Howard made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-25
TXDoT Annual RAMP Funding Agreement. Council Member Jerry Lathan
seconded the motion. All voted in favor.
D. Approve Construction Manager at Risk, Not to Exceed Contract for Electrical
Enhancements at East Bank WWTP Rehabilitation Plant.
City Manager, Chad Nehring stated this item will authorize the construction bid at a
maximum construction price for the electrical upgrades and replacement at the
wastewater treatment plant. Mr. Nehring stated Council selected Mr. Porter for this
contract based on proposals for services and this establishes the construction costs for
the materials and installation by a substantial amount which should ensure sufficient
resources are available for the remainder of the plant system upgrades. All voted in
favor. Council Member Leigh Porterfield made a motion to approve Construction
Manager at Risk, Not to Exceed Contract for Electrical Enhancements at East Bank
WWTP Rehabilitation Plant. Council Member Joyce Johnson seconded the motion.
All voted in favor.
E. Approve Work Authorization with Everitt Griffith & Associates for East Bank
WWTP Plant. City Manager, Chad Nehring stated this is a work authorization under
the general services contract for engineering services between the City and Everitt
Griffith & Associates. Mr. Nehring stated the engineer supplied the preliminary
project report and has already assisted with the development of the electrical system
upgrades. Mr. Nehring stated this contract will authorize him and staff to proceed
with the clarifier, aeration and pump replacements in this project. Council Member
Howell Howard made a motion to approve Work Authorization with Everitt Griffith
and Associates for East Bank WWTP Plant. Council Member Joyce Johnson
seconded the motion. All voted in favor.
F. Award of Bid for TCDP Project #7215018 for Solar Panel Installation for East Bank
WWTP. City Manager, Chad Nehring stated this is the construction bid for the
installation of solar power system at the wastewater treatment plant with grant funds
provided through the Texas Department ofAgriculture. Mr. Nehring stated these bids
were solicited based on the mandatory design criteria for power reduction at the
project site and certified by the project engineer. Upon approval. contracts for this
construction project will be completed and activity initiated. Council Member
Charles Rushing made a motion to approve Award of Bid for TCDP for Solar Panel
Installation for East Bank WWTP. Council Member Leigh Porterfield seconded the
motion. All voted in favor.
G. Shelby County Chamber Board of Directors Ballot. City Manager, Chad Nehring
stated this is the annual election of board members to the Shelby County Chamber.
Council Member Howell Howard made a motion to submit the ballot for the Shelby
County Chamber Board of Directors. Council Member Joyce Johnson seconded the
motion. All voted in favor.
H. TML Intergovernmental Risk Pool Board of Trustees Ballot. City Manager, Chad
Nehring stated TML-IRP is the cooperative that provides the liability insurance
coverages for the City and as a cooperative intergovernmental, it is governed by a
Board of Trustees with annual elections. Mr. Nehring stated the recommendation is
to cast votes for all four places for the incumbents in each position. Council Member
Leigh Porterfield made a motion to approve TML Intergovernmental Risk Pool Board
of Trustees Ballot, submitted as recommended. Council Member Joyce Johnson
seconded the motion. All voted in favor.
I. Street Closure Requests.
A. CHS Homecoming Parade.
B. Shelby County Advocacy Center Fundraiser.
City Manager Chad Nehring stated the CHS Homecoming Parade is an annual request
along the traditional route. Mr. Nehring stated the Shelby County Advocacy Center
Fundraiser is a new request for the closure of a street for a period of time to hold the
fundraiser event on October 22, 2016. Denise Mathews was present and advised the
Council that she has spoken to Tommy Hughes at the Civic Center and there are no
reservations at this time, so use of the street at the Civic Center would not be a
problem. Council Member Joyce Johnson made a motion to approve both requests
for street closures for the CHS Homecoming Parade and the Shelby County
Advocacy Center Fundraiser utilizing a portion ofCivic Center Drive. Council
Member Leigh Porterfield seconded the motion. All voted in favor.
J. Budget Discussion. City Manager, Chad Nehring updated the Council on the
progress of the proposed budget.
Item V. Items of Interest from Council and City Manager, and Citizens—No Action Items.
Item 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.
Item VII. Adjournment. Mayor Chadwick adjourned the meeting.
ORDINANCE NO. 2016-8
AN ORDINANCE FIXING THE TAX RATE AND THE TAX LEVY, AND LEVYING AD
VALOREM TAXES FOR THE CITY OF CENTER, TEXAS, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
2016-2017 UPON ALL TAXABLE PROPERTY WITHIN THE SAID CITY OF CENTER,
TEXAS, IN CONFORMITY WITH THE GENERAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS,
AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH
WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Center, Texas has heretofore received the
final report of the Board of Directors of the Shelby County Tax Appraisal District, wherein
said Board finds and fixes the value of all property situated within the City of Center,
Texas subject to ad valorem taxes, such total certified valuation of the sum
280,2249688.
WHEREAS, in accordance with provisions of the laws of the State of Texas, the City
Manager has heretofore submitted to the Mayor and the City Council a proposed budget
of the revenues of the City and expenditures for the conduct planned for the fiscal year
beginning October 1, 2016 and ending September 30, 2017.
WHEREAS, the City Council has heretofore, by ordinance, adopted the budget
appropriating from ad valorem taxes;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
CENTER, TEXAS:
Section 1. That there shall be and is hereby levied for the year 2016-2017
and ordered to be collected a tax of $0.56 on each and every $ 100.00 of the assessed
valuation of all property of every description subject to taxation within the corporate limits
of the City of Center, such tax being derived as follows:
0. 32576 for the purposes of maintenance and operation, and $ 0.234240 for the
payment of principal and interest on debt of this city, for a total of $ 0.56; and that said
tax so levied shall be distributed and apportioned as follows: For the payment of current
expenses for the year October 1, 2016 and ending September 30, 2017 of the City
government of the City of Center, on each and every $ 100.00 worth of property situated
within the corporate limits of the City of Center, and subject to taxation, a tax of$ 0. 56.
Section 2. That for any and all delinquent taxes collected for any year prior to
2016, the City Manager is authorized to deposit these delinquent taxes to the general
government fund for whatever use is deemed necessary and proper by the City Council.
Section 3. The Shelby County Tax Appraisal District is hereby directed to
enter upon the tax rolls of the City of Center, Texas, for the current taxable year, the
amount and rates herein levied, and to keep correct account of same, and the taxes
herein levied shall be collected as provided by the ordinances of the City of Center,
Texas, and the laws of the State of Texas; and when so collected, same shall be
distributed in accordance with ordinance.
Section 4. The City hereby recognizes and grants the following exemptions
at the values stated in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas:
Age 65 and over 5,000 Homestead
Disabled veteran State allowance (per disability)
Resident homeowners 20% discount of homestead only
Section 5. State Required Mandatory Language. This tax rate will raise
more revenue from property taxes than last year's budget by an amount of
29,022, which is a 1. 89 percent increase from last year's tax rate. The property
tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year is
27,322.
Section 6. All ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are
hereby expressly repealed. This ordinance shall be and remain in full force and effect
from and after its passage and approval by the City Council of the City of Center, Texas.
PASSED AND APPROVED this 26th
day of September, 2016.
David Chadwick, Mayor
ATTEST:
Barbara Boyd, City Secretary
ORDINANCE NO. 2016-9
AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE FY 2017 BUDGETS OF THE CITY OF CENTER,
CITY OF CENTER, EDC AND EDC STREET IMPROVEMENTS, CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM, AND THE DEBT MANAGEMENT, FUND BALANCE,
PURCHASING AND INVESTMENT POLICIES
WHEREAS, it is advantageous to the City of Center to adopt a 2016-2017 City budget
in order that the City remain on a sound financial basis for the Fiscal Year 2017; and
WHEREAS, a City budget for the Fiscal Year 2017 has been proposed after
considerable study and public hearing:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
CENTER:
Section 1.
1 That the budget attached as Exhibit "A" is hereby adopted as the
City budget for the Fiscal Year 2017 with fund totals as follows:
Fund Total Expenditures
General Fund 4,614,300
Utility Fund 3,742,850
Solid Waste Fund 1, 358,700
Recreation Fund 157,900
Park Fund 50,000
Municipal Court/PD Restricted Use Funds 31, 800
Trust Fund 240,700
Debt Service Fund 1, 232,400
Vehicle Replacement Fund 197,000
TOTAL ALL FUNDS 11, 575,873
Section 2. That the budgets for the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone # 1,
The Center Economic Development Corporation and The Center Economic
Development Corporation for Street Improvements are hereby adopted as presented in
the attached Exhibit "A".
Section 3. That the Capital Improvements Plan, incorporated into Exhibit "A"
is hereby adopted to define priorities for the expenditure of funds designated for capital
projects.
Section 4. That the City' s debt management policy, the City fund balance
policy, the purchasing policy, and the City investment policy are hereby adopted as
presented in the attached Exhibit "A".
Section 5. That all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith be,
and the same are hereby, repealed to the extent of such conflict.
Section 6. If for any reason any section, paragraph, subdivision, clause,
phrase, word or provision of this ordinance shall be held invalid or unconstitutional by
final judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction, it shall not affect any other section,
paragraph, subdivision, clause, phrase, word or provision hereof be given full force and
effect for its purpose.
Section 7. Whereas there is immediate need to adopt the budgets as set
hereinabove for the public welfare and in the public interest, an emergency is created
in behalf of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare, necessitating that this
ordinance become effective at once, and it is accordingly ORDAINED that. this
ordinance become effective immediately upon its passage.
PASSED AND APPROVED this 26th day of September, 2016.
David Chadwick, Mayor
ATTEST:
Barbara Boyd, City Secretary
ORDINANCE NO. 2016-10
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE FY 2016 BUDGET
WHEREAS, the City budget for the Fiscal Year 2016 was previously adopted by the City
Council of Center by Ordinance 2015- 5 and amended by Ordinance 2016-2 ; and
WHEREAS, a public necessity now exists that is an unusual and unforeseen condition
that could not have been included in the original budget through the use of reasonable,
diligent thought and attention; and
WHEREAS, it is now advantageous to the City to amend said budget.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
CENTER, TEXAS:
Section 1. That the City budget for fiscal year 2016 is hereby amended according to
the attached exhibit.
Section 2. That all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith be, and the
same are hereby, repealed to the extent of such conflict.
Section 3. If for any reason any section, paragraph, subdivision, clause, phrase, word
or provision of this ordinance shall be held invalid or unconstitutional by final judgement
of a court of competent jurisdiction, it shall not affect any other section, paragraph,
subdivision, clause, phrase, word or provision hereof be given full force and effect for its
purpose.
PASSED AND APPROVED this 26th
day of September 2016.
David Chadwick, Mayor
ATTEST:
Barbara Boyd, City Secretary
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PARKS & Local Park Grant Program
Resolution Authorizing Application
A resolution of the City of Center as hereinafter referred to as "Applicant," designating certain officials
as being responsible for, acting for, and on behalf of the Applicant in dealing with the Texas Parks &
Wildlife Department, hereinafter referred to as " Department," for the purpose of participating in the
Local Park Grant Program, hereinafter referred to as the " Program"; certifying that the Applicant is
eligible to receive program assistance; certifying that the Applicant matching share is readily available;
and dedicating the proposed site for permanent (or for the term of the lease for leased property) public
park and recreational uses.
WHEREAS, the Applicant is fully eligible to receive assistance under the Program; and
WHEREAS, the Applicant is desirous of authorizing an official to represent and act for the Applicant in
dealing with the Department concerning the Program;
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE APPLICANT:
SECTION 1: That the Applicant hereby certifies that they are eligible to receive assistance under the
Program, and that notice of the application has been posted according to local public
hearing requirements.
SECTION 2: That the Applicant hereby certifies that the matching share for this application is readily
available at this time.
SECTION 3: That the Applicant hereby authorizes and directs the City Manager to act for the
Applicant in dealing with the Department for the purposes of the Program, and that Chad
Nehring is hereby officially designated as the representative in this regard.
SECTION 4: The Applicant hereby specifically authorizes the official to make application to the
Department concerning the site to be known as Perry Sampson Park in the Cit of
Center or use as a park site and is hereby dedicated ( or will be dedicated upon
completion of the proposed acquisition) for public park and recreation purposes in
perpetuity (or for the lease term, if legal control is through a lease). Projects with federal
monies may have differing requirements.
Introduced, read and passed by an affirmative vote of the "Applicant" on this day of
2016.
Signature of Local Government Official
David Chadwick, Mayor
Typed Name and Title
ATTEST:
Signature
Barbara Boyd, City Secretary
Typed Name and Title
PWD 10696- P4000( 01/ 2014)
Perry Sampson Park - Center, Texas
Description Unit Quantity Unit Price Total Cost
Start-Up and Erosion
Control
Mobilization LS 1 $ 15, 000. 00 $ 15, 000. 00
General Conditions and Bonding LS 1 $ 15, 000. 00 $ 15, 000. 00
Silt Fence LF 2, 300 $ 1. 50 $ 3, 450.00
Misc. Inlet and Culvert Protection AL 1 $ 1, 000. 00 $ 1, 000.00
Total Start-Up and Erosion Control 34,450.00
Excavation and Demo
Construction Entrance EA 1 $ 1, 750.00 $ 1, 750. 00
Unclassified Excavation (Avg. 1/ 2' grading
throughout site) CY 4, 100 $ 6. 00 $ 24,600.00
Benching for CXT Restroom EA 1 $ 1, 000. 00 $ 1, 000.00
Misc. Clearing, Grubbing, and Site Prep LS 1 $ 8,000. 00 $ 8, 000.00
Misc. Demolition AL 0 $ 10, 000.00 $
Total Excavation and Demo 35,350.00
Paving
Reinf. Concrete Trail 4' wide SF 480 $ 6.00 $ 2, 880. 00
Reinf. Concrete Trail 6' wide SF 5, 400 $ 6. 00 $ 32, 400. 00
Connect to Existing Pavement w/
Longitudinal Butt-Joint LF 16 $ 5. 00 $ 80. 00
Sawcut, Remove, and Dispose of Ex. Curb
and Gutter LF 16 $ 15. 00 $ 240. 00
Total Paving 35, 600.00
Electric and Signs
Misc. Electric and Lighting AL 1 $ 20,000. 00 $ 20,000. 00
Misc. Signage AL 1 $ 3, 000. 00 $ 3, 000.00
Total Electric and Signs I I $ 23 000.00
Page 1 Preliminary Park Estimate-Revised( 09.23. 16)
Description Unit Quantity Unit Price Total Cost
Landscape/ Hardsca
Misc. Landscaping and Irrigation AL 1 $ 12, 000. 00 $ 12, 000.00
Fine Grading, Irrigation, and Hydromulch
for Great Lawn Area SF 60,000 $ 0. 50 $ 30, 000.00
Playground AL 1 $ 85,000. 00 $ 85, 000. 00
Perimeter Fencing LF 2, 000 $ 15. 00 $ 30, 000.00
Cover and Refurbish Basketball Courts AL 1 $ 126,000.00 $ 126, 000. 00
CXT Restroom Facility AL 1 $ 70,000.00 $ 70,000. 00
Pavilion Renovations AL 1 $ 20,000. 00 $ 20, 000.00
Site Amenities( Benches, Trash Can, etc.) AL 1 $ 7, 700. 00 $ 7, 700. 00
Total Landscape/ Hardsca a
380 700.00
Total Construction = 509, 100.00
Contingency (5%) _ 25,455.00
Design Fees ( 12%) _ 64, 146.60
OVERALL TOTAL FOR PERRY SAMPSON PARK = 598,701. 60
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TIMBER SALE BID RESULTS
TIMBER FOR SALE
City of Center Properties
The 165 acres of timberland contains —71 acres of first thinning at
Center Lake, —85 acres where all merchantable trees are to be
harvested and —9 acres of pine removal in creek areas .
in SHELBY COUNTY , TEXAS
BIDS DUE - FRIDAY, September 161h , 2016 at 3 : 00 P. M .
165-acre
Bidders Marked Timber
Lum Sum
Advantage Forestry Unlimited Shelbyville, Texas
Johnny Barr JBarrkAFlunlimited.com
936) 572- 8552 cell
90,505
MDD Enterprises, Inc. Michael Kay
Huxley, Texas 936 572-3462
M2d kay(a;hotmail.com 909000
Whiterock Logging Ray Hardy San Augustine,
Texas rayhardy818naol.com
936 275-6902 72,600
Aimwell Timber Pete Rivers Keithville, LA
phillipjrivers(&yahoo.com 318265-0829 58,820
4 bids
Thank you for your time and effort in bidding on this tract of timber.
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Mike S. Walker, ACF
Azimuth Forestry Services , Inc .
Mike S. Walker - Consulting Forester
14671 State Highway 87 South, Shelbyville, Texas 75973
936) 275- 2265 Office 275- 2454 Fax MWalkerAFSnHughes. net E- mail
Forest Management * Landowner Consultation Appraisals * Timber Sales
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ENGINEERS• SURVEYORS
September 19, 2016
Mr. Chad Nehring, City Manager
City of Center
P. O. Box 1744
Center, Texas 75935
RE: City of Center
TWDB Project No. 73623-Sanitary Sewer Collection System Improvements
Recommendation of Award
Dear Chad:
On Thursday, September 15, 2016, bids were opened on the above-referenced project. Four bids were
received as detailed on the attached bid tabulation.
The Total Base Bids were as follows:
Bidder Total Bid
1. Doughtie Construction Co., Inc 2, 153,323.55
2. Duplichain Contractors 2, 199,437.00
3. MK Constructors 2, 249,257.00
4. Texas J & D Construction 2,466, 143. 15
Doughtie Construction Co., Inc. is a well known company in the East Texas area and many of my peers
have worked with them on numerous projects of this caliber. I recommend that the Contract be awarded
to the low bidder, Doughtie Construction Co., Inc. in the amount of $ 2, 153,323.55 ( Base Bid). A bid
tabulation is included for your review.
I have attached a copy of the Notice of Award for your signature. Should the Council decide to award as
recommended, please sign and return to me for further processing.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Sincerely,
Bob Staehs, P. E.
Project Manager
Cc: Tony Doughtie, Doughtie Construction Co., Inc.
408 North Third Street
P.O. Box 1746
Lufkin, Texas 75902-1746
936/ 6345528• FAX# 936/ 6347989 Texas Engineering Firm No. F- 1156
admin@evereffgriffith.com Texas Surveying Firm No. 10029100
NOTICE OF AWARD
Dated September 26 , 20 16
TO: Doughtie Construction Co., Inc.
BIDDER)
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 1233
Huntsville, TX 77342- 1233
PROJECT: City of Center Sanitary Sewer Collection System Improvements, TWDB Proiect No. 73623
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You are notified that your Bid dated September 15 , 20 16 for the above Contract has been
considered. You are the apparent Successful Bidder and have been awarded the above-referenced
contract.
The Contract Price of your contract is Two Million, One Hundred Fifty Three Thousand, Three Hundred
Twenty Three dollars and 55/cents Dollars($ 2, 153,323.55).
4 copies of each of the proposed Contract Documents( except Drawings) accompany this Notice of
Award.
You must comply with the following conditions precedent within ten days of the date of this Notice of
Award, that is by 20
1. You must deliver to the OWNER 4 fully executed counterparts of the Agreement
including all the Contract Documents. This includes triplicate sets of Drawings. Each of
the Contract Documents must bear your signature on every page.
2. You must deliver with the executed Agreement the Contract Security( Bonds) as
specified in the General Provisions (Item 1. 15).
3. Provide copy of insurance certificate, bonds and other documentation as required.
Failure to comply with these conditions within the time specified will entitle OWNER to consider your bid
in default, to annul this Notice of Award and to declare your Bid Security forfeited.
Within ten days after you comply with the above conditions, OWNER will return to you one fully signed
counterpart of the Agreement with the Contract Documents attached.
OWNER ACCEPTANCE OF AWARD
City of Center, TX Doughtie Construction Co., Inc.
OWNER) CONTRACTOR)
By: By:
AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE) AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE)
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COPY TO ENGINEER
Use Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested)
NOTICE OF AWARD
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Tiger Alert


 

September 22, 2016-JH FB @ West Sabine 5:00 pm; JV @ West Sabine (Cancelled)
 
September 23, 2016-Tigers vs West Sabine 7:30 pm Home; Pep Rally 1:30 pm;
5th Quarter at Youth Center

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Center ISD Magazine


 

*The Artisan *is CISD's literary magazine, which is published once per
semester.  The magazine includes work from every campus in many categories:
poetry, short stories, essays, paintings, drawings, photography, graphic
designs etc.
 
Submissions for the Fall 2016 edition are *due at noon on FRIDAY, November
11th* to Sydney Brookshire at Center High School.  All submissions must be
turned in electronically - via email or Google Drive. However, no
submissions will be published without the attached PDF permission slip,
which can be scanned and sent through email OR sent through campus mail
(attn: Sydney Brookshire).
 
All content areas are encouraged to submit.
 
2D/3D artwork can be submitted in-person.  Please contact sydney.brookshire@
centerisd.org with any questions.
 
The submission form is attached to this email.
 
*The first and third issues are still available for purchase. *
 
 
 
*Sydney Brookshire*
District Media Coordinator
Newspaper & Yearbook
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Tiger Weekly


 

 
 
Enrollment: 582
 
 
 
Please visit our district web page for other details on our school: www.tenahaisd.com
 
(The calendar provides the most up to date events)
 
 
 
September 22, 2016-JH FB @ West Sabine 5:00 pm; JV @ West Sabine (Cancelled)
 
September 23, 2016-Tigers vs West Sabine 7:30 pm Home; Pep Rally 1:30 pm; 5th Quarter at Youth Center
 
September 28, 2016-Cross Country Zavalla Invitational
 
September 29, 2016- End 1st Grading Period; Early Release; JH vs T K Gorman 5:00 pm Home 
 
September 30, 2016-Student Holiday/Teacher in Service
 
October 1, 2016-Mesquite/Sunnyvale Marching Band Festival
 
October 6, 2016-JH vs Mt. Enterprise Home @ 6:30 pm; JV vs Mt. Enterprise Home 6:30 pm; CX Lufkin Coke Classic
 
October 7, 2016-District FB @ Mt. Enterprise 7:00 pm; Pep Rally 1:30 pm
 
October 8, 2016-Lake of the Pine Fishing Tournament
 
October 10, 2016-Mineola Marching Contest
 
October 12, 2016-CX Davy Crockett Pre District
 
October 13, 2016-JH FB @ Brook Hill 5:00 pm; JV vs Wortham Home 6:30 pm
 
October 14, 2016-District FB @ Wortham 7:00 pm; Pep Rally 1:30 pm
 
 
 
CX News
 
The Tenaha Cross County teams competed Wednesday at the Broaddus Invitational.   All runners posted a significant improvements  in run times, and the Jr. High boys' team won the championship running against 18 school teams.   Way to go Tenaha Tigers! Coach Lauri Sisk
 
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**Please visit and enter the site below for a chance to win a new playground for our school. It has other interesting information as well.
 
 
 
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Barnhill Zoo visits Elementary
 
            
 
 
 
The Tenaha FFA/AG Program will be having a canned food drive to support the North Texas Food Bank. Canned foods will be delivered on Oct. 11, 2016 at the State Fair of Texas for AG Awareness Day. Please show your support of the Tenaha FFA/AG Program by donating September 12th-October 10th. Donation will be accepted at the High School and Elementary Offices. Thanks in advance for your continued support!!!  
 
Mrs. Richey
 
 
 
Reminder: Last day to order Fresh Country from the Ag Department is September 29th. 
 
 
 
PARENT ALERT:
 
Tenaha ISD is hosting a shot/immunization clinic on Mon., Oct. 17th for PK-12  students.  This is for ANY student that is behind on immunizations, as well as the MCV booster (bacterial meningitis) for SENIORS.  This is a requirement for 12th graders planning on attending a college or a vocational school upon graduation.  This is a FREE service to our students as long as paperwork is completed and returned.  
 
Parents: be on the look-out for paperwork if your child is behind.  All forms are due on  OCTOBER 12th to allow the clinic to order the required materials for the upcoming clinic.  Please take advantage of  this service as it can save you money & time. 
 
Parents may attend with your child. 
 
QUESTIONS:  Stella Baker  936-248-5000 ext 502
 
 
 
 
 
Something New!!!
 
Tenaha High School has recently established the Tenaha High School Bass Fishing Team. We are looking for Boat Captains and support from businesses in our area. 
The Bass Team is in need of sponsors for registrations fees, equipment and team shirts. Sponsors would be recognized for their support through the school web page, the Tenaha Tiger Weekly, local and area newspapers and social media. The Tenaha High School Bass Team has been established to promote awareness of educational opportunities through fishing. Your support would be greatly appreciated! Contact Tenaha High School at 936-248-5000 ext .501 or email armstrongashley@tenahaisd.com.
 
 
 
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Tenaha Youth Center changed hours. 
 
They will have 5 th Quarters after every home game.
 
They will also be open some SATURDAY evenings..please watch for the Tenaha Youth Center’s posts for times they are open!
 
Tenaha Youth Center-(936) 332-3581
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Notes:
 
Homecoming is October 22, 2016
 
Tenaha Tigers vs Grapeland Sandies at 6:00 pm
 
Plans are starting to take focus of this grand event.
 
Excited to share a few confirmed times:
 
Parade Begins at 1:00 pm
 
Hall of Honor Induction 4:00 pm in the Café’ (Terry Bowlin and Randy Jackson are the 2016 illustrious members)
 
Pre-game activities begin at 5:30 pm

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Shelbyville Band Boosters Meeting


 

 
 
The Shelbyville Band Boosters will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, September 26th, at 6pm in the Band Hall.  All members are encouraged to attend.
 

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Riders of the Week


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Autumn Job Fair


 

 
The City of San Augustine Main Street, San Augustine County, and Texas
Workforce Solutions of Deep East Texas are collaborating to offer a Job
Fair.  The event will be held Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 10:00 AM -
3:00 PM, in the San Augustine Courthouse
 
100 W. Columbia St. Suite 103
 
San Augustine, Texas 75972
 
Please bring your resumes and come dressed for interviews. Please contact
Tracy Cox at 936-201-9798 with any questions.  

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*Medical Assisting Program Sees Growth*


 

*Medical Assisting Program Sees Growth*
 
 
 
When the 2016 fall semester began in August at Panola College, the largest
class of Medical Assistant students to date was admitted to begin their
education. The Medical Assisting (MA) program began in the fall of 2012
with eleven associate degree students and nine certificate students. The
program has since grown to 94 students, more than a 400% increase.
According to the Department of Labor, “the employment of medical assistants
is projected to grow 23% between 2014 and 2024.”
 
Panola College offers medical assisting students the opportunity to earn
either a two semester Administrative Medical Assisting Certificate or a
Clinical Associate of Applied Science degree. Students are eligible to take
a credentialing exam for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
(CMAA) after earning the certificate or for the Certified Clinical Medical
Assistant (CCMA) after earning the degree. Medical Assisting graduates of
Panola College generally find work in outpatient or ambulatory care
facilities, such as physicians’ offices or clinics. MAs are cross-trained
to perform administrative and clinical duties. Contact Panola College at
903-694-4524 for more information about the Medical Assisting program.

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Timpson ISD Bear Update 9/21/2016


 

Timpson ISD Bear Update
9/21/2016
 
 
 
THS Yearbooks - The Timpson High School 2016-17 Yearbooks are on sale now for $40.00. The sale ends October 14, 2016. The next sale price will be $45.00. Contact Danielle Smith at the high school for more information or order online at www.jostens.com<http://www.jostens.com>.
 
Coat Drive - Timpson High School FCCLA is partnering with Timpson First Baptist Church for their "Warm Coats, Warm Hearts" program. If you have gently used or new coats, gloves, mittens, and/or hats, they can be dropped off at the high school until Friday, Oct. 7th. Donations will be distributed to the needy of our community Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 am until noon at Timpson First Baptist Church.
 
TES Pre-K Facebook Page - For parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents who would like to be a part of Pre-K's Facebook page, please search Timpson Class of 2030.  Ask to join.  Pre-K teacher Ms. Penny Ramsey looks forward to having you as part of our Class Facebook page. Parent newsletters as well as other information about what students are learning are included on this Facebook page.

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Tiger Alert


 
Tenaha ISD is hosting a shot/immunization clinic on Mon., Oct. 17th for PK-12  students.  This is for ANY student that is behind on immunizations, as well as the MCV booster (bacterial meningitis) for SENIORS.  This is a requirement for 12th graders planning on attending a college or a vocational school upon graduation.  This is a FREE service to our students as long as paperwork is completed and returned.  
Parents: be on the look-out for paperwork if your child is behind.  All forms are due on  OCTOBER 12th to allow the clinic to order the required materials for the upcoming clinic.  Please take advantage of  this service as it can save you money & time. 
Parents may attend with your child. 
QUESTIONS:  Stella Baker  936-248-5000 ext 502

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Center ISD Update


 

CHS Flex lunch will begin on Tuesday, Sept 20th, with three days of
homeroom for training on the flex lunch process.  Each student has an
assigned homeroom and lunch time.  Flex Lunch will begin on Friday Sept 23rd.
 

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This Week at Center ISD September 19 â€" September 23


 

This Week at
Center ISD
September 19 – September 23
 
Center High School
Monday
• Senior Portraits
Tuesday
• Journalism Photography Workshop in Henderson
• Day #1 of Homerooms
• 5:00 - Volleyball v Jasper
Thursday
• 5:00 - Freshman Football v Bullard
Friday
• First day of flex lunch
• 3:00 – Pep Rally
• 7:30 - Varsity Football v Bullard (home)
Saturday
• 1:00 -Varsity Tennis v Pleasant Grove (Lindale)
• Cross Country Meet at Pinetree
Center Middle School
Wednesday
• JCC Orientation
Thursday
• Football v Bullard (Roughrider Stadium)
F.L. Moffett
Thursday
• 8:45 - Hand-Washing Day – Hamlin/Rogers
• 9:00 – Hand-Washing Day – Fitzgerald/Covington
• 9:30 – Hand-Washing Day – Araiza/Fuller/Phelps
Friday
• 8:45 - Hand-Washing Day – Fults/Rowlett
• 9:00 – Hand-Washing Day – Grande/Fisher
 

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Timpson ISD Bear Update 9/19/2016


 

Timpson ISD Bear Update
9/19/2016
 
 
Weekly Calendar of Events –
 
Mon. Sept. 19 – Middle School volleyball vs. Shelbyville – There @ 4:30 p.m.
 
Tues. Sept. 20 – Elementary mock STAAR testing
------------------ Varsity Volleyball vs. Leverett’s Chapel/district game – Home @ 4:30 p.m.
 
Wed. Sept. 21 – Elementary mock STAAR testing
 
Thurs. Sept. 22 – Middle School Spirit Day – Wear  Jersey from your favorite college or pro team
-------------------- Elementary mock STAAR testing
-------------------- Middle School and JV football vs. Lovelady – There @5:00 p.m.
 
Fri. Sept. 23 – Timpson Elementary Night at varsity football game
------------------- Varsity football vs. Lovelady – Home @ 7:30 p.m.
------------------- Staff payday
------------------- Varsity Volleyball vs. Gary/District game – Away @ 4:30 p.m.
 
Pre-K Newsletter – Attached is the Timpson Elementary School Pre-k newsletter submitted by Penny Ramsey.
 
TES Book Fair - The  Timpson Elementary School Book Fair was a great success. This is a fundraiser whose proceeds go to benefit the educational needs of TES students. This year the book fair brought in $4,043.59. Thank you to all the students and parents who bought books.  Also A special thank you for the volunteers that came and helped with the book fair. Thank you Mrs. Amber Battles, Mrs. Katy Timmons, Mrs. Nikki Ford, Mrs. Amy Messer, Mrs. Lindsey Campbell and Mrs. Misty Hudspeth and Mrs. Syreeta Robinson for your time and hard work on this project.
 
TES Grandparent Week - Timpson Elementary School honored the important role grandparents play in the life of children. Grandparents were invited to come eat lunch with their grandchildren. Both grandparents and their grandchildren enjoyed their time together. TES Principal Bubba Carrington expresses his appreciation to the cafeteria staff for their help in making this a successful event. We will be posting photos of grandparent week in Bear Updates next week and on the school website at www.timpsonisd.com<http://www.timpsonisd.com>.
 
 TES Ice Cream Social - Timpson Elementary School staff hosted an ice cream social for students and their parents. Parents picked up progress reports and conferenced with their children's teachers. Teachers then gave parents and students tickets to enjoy the ice cream social in the cafeteria. TES Principal Bubba Carrington expressed his and the staff's appreciation for attending this school event.
 
THS Family/Community Service Class Project - The Family and Community Services Class has been spreading Bear Pride by painting Bear Paws around the TISD campuses. Please see attached photo.
 
FCA T Shirt Sale -Attached is a order form with photo of t shirt that the Timpson High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes is selling. Orders must be turned in by Tuesday Sept. 20 so that t-shirts can be worn to See You At The Pole Sept. 28. Thank you for your support of this organization.
 

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COMMISSIONERS’ COURT SPECIAL MEETING SHELBY COUNTY, TEXAS


 

COMMISSIONERS’ COURT
SPECIAL MEETING
SHELBY COUNTY, TEXAS
 
 
Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 19th day of September, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in the Courtroom of the Shelby County Courthouse at 200 San Augustine Street, Center, Shelby County, Texas to deliberate and consider action on the following items:
 
 
 
 
1. Public Comments on Agenda items.
 
2. Approve and adopt 2016-2017 budget.
 
3. Approve and adopt 2016-2017 tax rate .
 
4. Consider tabled bids on air conditioning.
 
5. Consider tabled bids on gravel/rock.
 
6.   Discuss and possibly take action on competitive bidding procedures.
 
7. Adjourn
 
 
 
 

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Timpson City Council Meeting


 

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the governing body of the above named City will be held on the 20th day of September, 2016 at 5:30 pm at the City Hall, 456 Jacob Street, Timpson, Texas, at which time the following subjects will be considered, to-wit:  
 
1.   Call to Order:
 
2. Invocation:
 
3. Pledge:  United States Pledge, Texas Pledge             
 
4. Chamber of Commerce:  Chamber of Commerce, presented by Paul Smith.
 
5. Council Items:   Reports by the members of the City Council on matters not on the
             agenda will be made at this time.  A total, not to exceed 10 minutes will be devoted 
             to these reports.
 
6. Presentations & Recognition:  
          
7. Citizens Input:  This time is provided for members of the public to address the City
             Council on items that appear within the Consent and Action Items or a matter not
             listed on the agenda.  Each speaker is limited to 3 minutes.  A Citizens Input Form
             may be filled out and filed with the City Secretary prior to the meeting.       
          
     8.          Department Reports:
                             
                  A.    Public Works Report:  Larry Burns
 
                  B.    Police Department Report: Kent Graham
 
                  C.    Municipal Court Report:  For the month of August 2016, there were 104 
                  citations issued,  127 violations, 0 to juveniles and 5 to minors.  Total amount 
                  reported $7,367.68 the City’s portion a 55% estimate of $4,052.22.
 
            D.   City Secretary:  Leslie Leathers reporting the dumpster will be here Oct 1ST. 
            Included in the council packets will be an official ballot for the Texas Municipal
            League Intergovernmental Risk Pool Board of Trustees Election.  Those wanting to 
            cast their votes will need to return the ballots before September 23, 2016.  Also, the
            Jet Machine has been paid off at Austin Bank. 
 
     9.           Consent Agenda:  Items included under the Consent Agenda require little or no 
       Deliberation by the Council.  Approval of the Consent Agenda authorizes the       
       City Secretary to proceed with the conclusion of each item as reflected in the   
       Minutes of this meeting.
 
A. Consider approval of the minutes of the regular meeting held on August 16, 2016
B. Consider approval of the minutes of the special meeting held on August 22, 2016
C. Consider approval of Financial Statement for the month of August, 2016
D. Consider approval of Accounts Payable – Unpaid bills for August, 2016 
E. Consider approval of sending a contribution of $200 to the Deep East Texas
 Council of Governments Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (DETCOG RSVP)
 
 
REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS  (10 –21)
 
 
      10.        Discuss and possibly take action:   Reduction in force of the Police Department
                  for budgetary reasons from 3 officers (1chief and 2 hourly officers) to 2 officers (1  
                  chief and 1 hourly officer).  In the motion include the name of the officer terminated 
                  effective 10/1/16).
                    
     11.        Discuss and possibly take action:  2% COLA raises.  Cost of living adjustment
                  for employees in the Electric, Water Sewer and General Departments (excluding
                  the Police Department-Item #12).  This raise was calculated into the 2016-17 
                  budgets.  The last COLA raise was 2% in 2014.
 
     12.        Discuss and possibly take action:  Approve salary, hourly rate and callout pay
                  for the Police Department. 
 
     13.        Discuss and possibly take action:  Ordinance 20160920-1 adopting the Final Budget 
                  for fiscal year 2016-2017.
 
     14.        Discuss and possibly take action:  Ordinance 20160920-2 adopting Proposed Tax 
   Rate of .340000 per $100 of value.  This is an increase of 4.615385 percent for the
                  CITY OF TIMPSON. 
 
     15.        Discuss and possibly take action:  Ordinance 20160920-3 making McLaughlin St
                  one-way from 3:00pm-4:00pm and also making Pecan St one-way from
                  7:00am-8:30am and 3:00pm-4:30pm.  These streets are located near Timpson
                  ISD and are made “one-way” during peak school pick up and drop off times.
 
     16.        Discuss and possibly take action:   Ordinance 20160920-4 which concerns the
                  Memorial Wall and other monuments located on city property.  This ordinance
                  will state that any desecration of memorials that are located on city property will
                  be subject to fines from the Police Department.
 
     17.        Discuss and possibly take action:   The purchase of a 2009 F750 bucket truck in
                  lieu of the 2003 International which was approved at the August 16th meeting.  The
                  2003 was found to have mechanical issues and two mechanics, used by the city,
                  suggested that the truck be returned.  A 2009 F750 was found, also at Bill Jones
                  Equipment, and has been inspected and found to be mechanically sound.  This truck
                  is currently being used by the Electric Department and so far, no problems have 
                  been detected.  The 2009 F750 purchase price is $35,000, therefore the city would
                  owe an additional $10,000 to Bill Jones.  Austin Bank CD (2800232162) was 
                  fully cashed in for $35,742.72 on 8/26/16 after reaching maturity.  This Electric
                  Department CD can be used for the purchase of the truck instead of the Texas State
                  Bank CD 31415.
               
     18.        Discuss and possibly take action:  Repairs needed on the generator located at
                  City Hall totaling $2,399.95.  This can be completed in the 2016-17 budget cycle.
                  
     19.        Discuss and possibly take action:   Installing vents on each of the water wells and
                  filters.  Due to the presence of methane gas, venting is needed to control the level
                  of concentration.  The only bid received was from Russell Drilling for $6592.   This
                  venting needs to be completed in the current budget cycle. 
 
     20.        Discuss and possibly take action:   Purchase a replacement pump for the lift station
                  on 59.  To date, one bid has been received from Smith Pump Company for $4,565.
                  This pump will need to be purchased in the current budget cycle.
                             
     21.        Adjourn:
 

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CITY OF JOAQUIN REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING AGENDA September 19, 2016


 

CITY OF JOAQUIN 
REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING
AGENDA 
September 19, 2016
 
The City Council of Joaquin will meet in regular session Monday, September 19, 2016
                         6:30 p.m. at The Joaquin City Hall located at 124 North Preston, Joaquin, Texas.
 
ORDER OF BUSINESS
 
1. Call to order, establish quorum & welcome guest.
2. Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance.
3. Open Forum.
4. Council approval of the previous month’s minutes.
5. Monthly Reports:
a. City Secretary
b. Utility Billing Manager
c. Public Works Manager
d. Water Department
e. Fire Department
6. Discussion & Council Action on Payment of Bills.
7. Discussion &Council Action on consideration of extension of city gas lines.
8. Council will hold a closed Executive Session Meeting-Personnel Matters (551.074).
a. Employee  Performance Evaluations
City Secretary
Utility Billing Manager
Public Works Worker
 
9. Council reconvenes & possible action on matters discussed in executive session.
10. Adjournment.  
IF during the course of the of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda should be held   in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in executive or closed session, in accordance With the Texas Open Meetings Act, Governmental Code Section 551 and Texas Revised Civil Statutes.
 

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Shelby County Chamber of Commerce News


 

East Texas Poultry Festival Open Photography Show
Deadline for entries Saturday, September 17
The Poultry Festival Open Photography Show, sponsored by Vieux Carre' Photography,
in conjunction with the 40th East Texas Poultry Festival, presented by Farmers State
Bank will be held at the office of Dr. Charles R. Collard, O.D. located next to the RIO
Theatre on the downtown Center Square, October 6, 7 and 8, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00
p.m.
According to event Chairman and coordinator, Billie Jones, photography entries will
be accepted at First United Methodist Church (basement), 211 Porter Street, Saturday,
September 17 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. For more information Mrs. Jones may be reached
at 936-591-2426 or 936-598-3311.
Photography Show entry forms and rules may be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce
office located in the old jail inside the Historic Courthouse Square from 9:00 a.m.
until 4:00 p.m., Friday or Farmers State Bank or may be found at  www.shelbycountychamber.com
 
Please have all forms completed before entering.
Along with photography entry forms on the website there are entry forms for the 
11th Annual Quilt Show, sponsored by Scull Timber, and entry forms for the 2nd Annual
Can-A-Rama.
Gold Sponsors for the Festival are City of Center and Tyson Foods.
For additional information, please call 936.598.3682, email  info@shelbycountychamber.com
[mailto:info@shelbycountychamber.com] or visit www.shelbycountychamber.com 
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40th ANNUAL EAST TEXAS POULTRY FESTIVAL
T-SHIRTS ON SALE AT AREA BUSINESSES
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce has distributed the 40th Annual East Texas
 Poultry Festival t-shirts to area businesses. T-shirts may be purchased at Citizens
Bank Center Branch, Farmers State Bank main branch, The Balcony, all located on 
the Center downtown square, Sabine State Bank & Trust 
Hurst St., Farmers State Bank - Roughrider Dr., Farmers State Bank, Shelbyville 
branch and Farmers State Bank in Haslam. T-shirts may also be purchased at the Chamber
of Commerce office on the square next to the Historic courthouse.
The 40th East Texas Poultry Festival, presented by Farmers State Bank 
begins with the Opening Ceremonies, sponsored by High Roller Wells, LLC, at 10:00
a.m. on Thursday, October 6 and runs through Saturday, October 8.
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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*Panola College Welcomes Caserta as VP of Fiscal Services*


 

 
Panola College is pleased to announce the employment of Mr. Troy Caserta as
Vice President of Fiscal Services.
 
 
As the College’s newest VP, Caserta’s responsibilities are many and vary
from advising the College President on matters of College finance and
business management to preparation of the annual operating budget and
making recommendations on improvements to the physical plant.
 
Dr. Greg Powell stated, "We are pleased to have an experienced college
Chief Financial Officer join our leadership team. I believe that Mr.
Caserta will bring us knowledge and the benefit of having worked in two
other states in higher education."
 
Caserta brings to Panola College more than 12 years of experience working
in higher education.  Most recently, he spent the past six years at
Louisiana Delta Community College in Monroe, LA as Vice Chancellor of
Finance & Administration.
 
Caserta holds an Associate Degree in Interpreting for the Deaf from Tarrant
County College in Ft. Worth.  His Bachelor's and Master's degrees are in
accounting from Southern Utah University.  He is also a Certified Public
Accountant (CPA).
 
Caserta’s wife and four daughters are looking forward to relocating to
Panola County.
 
“I’m grateful for the opportunity afforded me and my family. I’m excited to
make a positive contribution to the fiscal and physical operations of the
College,” stated Caserta. “Panola College is such a wonderful institution.
In the short time I’ve been here, I’ve enjoyed observing how close the
community is to the College. I look forward to building a life here with my
family and serving the College.”
 
*Photo: Mr. Troy Caserta*
 
-- 
Donna Yates
Panola College
1109 W. Panola
Carthage, TX  75633
903-693-2029

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*PANOLA COLLEGE TO OFFER BASKETBALL COACHING CLINIC*


 

*PANOLA COLLEGE TO OFFER BASKETBALL COACHING CLINIC*
 
Panola College will be offering a Basketball Coaching Clinic headlined by
Jamie Dixon, basketball coach for TCU. The clinic will take place on
September 24, 2016 from 9am to 2pm in the Arthur Johnson Gymnasium at
Panola College. The clinic will feature six college basketball coaches with
a combined total of over 1,500 wins. All coaches will walk through
demonstrations of offense and defense. Lunch will also be provided during
the clinic. For more information, call Coach Adam Blaylock at 903-693-1147.

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*2016-2017 Panola College Foundation Members*


 
On Wednesday, September 14th, the 2016-2017 Panola College Foundation Board
gathered in the Frances B. Ross Ballroom to conduct a quarterly business
meeting and welcome six new members. The Panola College Foundation was
formed to support and promote the mission and vision of Panola College, to
seek and obtain gifts for the advancement of Panola College, and to assist
the students of Panola College by providing fellowships and scholarships.
In addition, the Foundation also seeks to increase community awareness of
the programs and accomplishments of the College and to promote excellence
in education. This year’s board members are (L to R) Mr. Don Clinton, Mr.
Troy Caserta, Ms. Carolyn Murphy, Dr. Greg Powell, Mrs. Sandra Payne, Dr.
John Ray, Mrs. Jodie Reed, Mr. Matt Pool, Mr. Pat Browning, Mrs. Brenda
Giles – Chair, Mr. Phillip Grimes – Vice Chair, Mr. Bobby Phillips, Mrs.
Fannie Watson, Mrs. Patricia Smith – Secretary, Mr. Will Lucas, Ms. Vicky
Hudson, Ms. Ginger Borders. (Not shown: Mrs. Kathleen Kruebbe, Mr. Jonathan
Perlman, Ms. Sharon Ivey and Mrs. Jessica Pace)
 
 

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Man Shoots at Cop


 

Montgomery County, TX-On 09/14/2016, Derrie Derwin Scott (54), was taken into
custody in Willis, Texas for Attempted Capital Murder by United States Deputy
Marshals, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office SWAT, Willis PD, DPS, and the
Texas Rangers. An arrest warrant had been issued for Scott in Polk County
following an investigation into a 08/23/2016, early morning traffic stop and
subsequent shooting. A Corrigan Police Officer conducted the traffic stop on a
Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the occupant of the Jeep exited the vehicle and
discharged a handgun multiple times in the direction of the officer. The officer
sustained no injury from the exchange of gunfire. The shooter fled in the Jeep. The
Jeep Grand Cherokee believed to have been used by Scott during the shooting was
recovered on 09/15/2016, in Trinity County by Texas Rangers and the Trinity
County Sheriff’s Office. This is an ongoing investigation. No additional
information is available at this time. 

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40th Annual East Texas poultry festival t-shirts for sale at area businesses


 

 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce has distributed the 40th Annual East Texas Poultry Festival t-shirts to area businesses.  T-shirts may be purchased at Citizens Bank Center Branch, Farmers State Bank main branch, The Balcony all located on the Center downtown square, Sabine State Bank & Trust on Hurst St., Farmers State Bank – Roughrider Dr., Farmers State Bank, Shelbyville branch and Farmers State Bank in Haslam.  T-shirts may also be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce office on the square next to the Historic courthouse.
 
The 40th East Texas Poultry Festival, presented by Farmers State Bank,  begins with the Opening Ceremonies, sponsored by High Roller Wells, LLC, at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 6 and runs through Saturday, October 8.
 
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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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 19th day of September 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 SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
 
 
Roll call, establishment of quorum, call to order – Joaquin ISD shall have one member via video conference call – Texas Government Code Section 551.127 (See Attached Code)
 
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  Director of Finance Reports
Monthly Financial Report
Quarterly Investment Report
Annual Investment Report
4.2  Principal’s Reports (Elementary, Jr. High & High School)
4.2.1      School opening
4.2.2      Accountability Ratings
4.3  Discuss Leaves and Absences Policy (DEC Local)
4.4  Report on school operations – Phil Worsham, Superintendent
4.5  Correspondence
 
Agenda Items for consideration and possible action:
 
5.1 Minutes from previous month’s meeting
5.2 Approve Investment Broker’s List and Review Policy
5.3 Appointment of Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) Members
5.4 Approve resolution for Grandparent Care – Tex. Educ. Code 25.001(b)(9)
5.5 Move October Regular Board Meeting from the 17th to the 24th
 
Recommendations for items to be placed on agenda for next Board meeting
 
Designation of date and time of next regular meeting of the Joaquin Board of Trustees 
 
Adjournment
 
 
 

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Timpson isd Bear Update


 

Timpson ISD Football Stadium Rules - Please see attached letter from Timpson Elementary School Principal Bubba Carrington that outlines football game night stadium rules.
 
FFA Attends Leadership Day - Submitted by:  Kristin Powers
Timpson FFA members attended Pineywoods District Leadership Day at the Nacogdoches Exposition Center on September 13th.  Students participated in leadership workshops, FFA opening and closing ceremonies and meet fellow FFA members through the District.  Students that attended Leadership Day: April Ramsey, Morgan Knippers, Chelsea Hall, Luke Linebarger, Koriana Eaden-Young, Kyle Bush, Harlie Ware, Kayleigh Wolf, Erica Renick, Olivia Daniel, Kaden Arvello and Cassidy Clifton.
 
Lady Bear Volleyball - Submitted by: Coach Jourden
On Tuesday night the Lady Bear Varsity Volleyball Team played their second District game in San Augustine. The Lady Bears won in convincing fashion 3-0. They are now 2-0 in district . They play next on Friday in Carlisle. Good luck Lady Bears and keep it up!! (Picture attached)
 
On Wednesday the Lady Bear Cross Country Team competed at the Broaddus Meet. The Varsity team placed 4th overall out of 20 teams, while the JV and the JH teams were champions of the meet!! Medalist from the meet:
Varsity - Sadie Ramsey 3rd (out over 130 girls)
JV - Kamryn Courtney 1st, Brylee Behrens 7th, Kayleigh Timmons 14th, and Sara Duke 15th
JH - Amiyah Soto 1st, Jaycee Campbell 2nd, Denia Venegas 4th, Harlie Ware 10th (out of 121 girls).
Congrats to all the Lady Bears who work hard and performed great!
 
More Lady Bear Volleyball – Submitted by: Coach Foster
The Lady Bear JV Volleyball team played a hard fought match Tuesday night vs San Augustine. The Lady Bears fell short in a best 2 out of 3 sets. The girls continue to improve every day. Our Coaching staff couldn't me more proud. I want to thank Coach Teresa Jourden and Coach Ramsey for their hard work and dedication.
 

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Art, Sewing, Fashion and Food Fun 4-H Youth Projects to Kick-off


 

 
Is baking, competing in a Chopped food challenge, creating yummy holiday treats, and having fun in a Jeopardy style nutrition quiz bowl sound like fun?  Are you interested in clothing buying, construction or design?  Do you enjoy creating art, clothing or décor from duct tape or recyclables?  If you answered, “yes” then the Shelby County 4-H Fashion and Food Projects are for you.
 
4-H Fashion Project
In the Fashion project, boys and girls grades 3rd through 12th focus on clothing construction, the consumer aspect of purchasing clothing and/or the art of designing clothing and accessories.  Workshop activities include creating art and other projects from duct tape, participating on a team to design a fashion piece from fabric, and learning beginning machine sewing to make a wall hanging (sewing machines and instruction will be provided).  Don’t worry if you’ve never tried these projects before!  If you are at all interested, come and have fun learning and doing.
 
The Fashion project allows youth the opportunity to make a style of their own, be creative in sewing and designing, use basis sewing skills, develop good consumer skills when making and purchasing clothes, and serve the community by using skills learned in this project. It also focuses on helping young people gain a positive self-concept and be able to confidently put themselves out into the world. 
 
 4-H Food Project
In the 4-H Food project, boys and girls grades 3rd through 12th focus on nutrition, food safety and learning cooking and measuring skills.  This year we will be learning how to can and make jams and jellies, bake delicious holiday treats, participate in a team Chopped Food Challenge, and learn about setting an appetizing table.  
 
How to Participate
The Fashion project is scheduled for Saturday, September 24th from 10:00 am until noon.  We will be creating fashion fun from duct tape.  The Food project will follow from 1:00 to 3:00 pm with learning to can and make hands-on jams and jellies.  Both projects will be held in the Shelby County Courthouse, 2nd floor meeting room.  Come for one or both projects, bring a sack lunch, and have a day of fun, hands-on learning!  Parents are welcome to stay and join in the fun.  There is no fee to participate if you are a current 4-H member.  If not, it’s easy to join!  Just call the Extension office and speak to Daphne to get all the information.
 
To ensure adequate supplies, please RSVP by September 22, 2016 to Jheri-Lynn McSwain, CEA-FCS at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Shelby County at 936-598-7744 or email at jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu.
 

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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, September 15, 2016 beginning at 12:00 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 12:00 p.m. and declared a quorum.
 
Present: James Greer; Sharon Nelson; Traci Willoughby; Dan Wilkins; Rayford Copelin, Deputy Superintendent; Betty McDaniel, Director of Finance and James Hockenberry, Superintendent
 
Absent: John Henry Holloway and Daphne LaRock
 
Visitors: Tina Byrnes, Southwest Foodservice Excellence and Jake Henson, CMS Administrator
 
2. Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance
 
James Greer gave the invocation and Traci Willoughby led the Pledges of Allegiance.
 
3. Public Comments/Audience Participation
 
None
 
4. Consent Agenda
 
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Dan Wilkins to approve the consent agenda consisting of the minutes from the regular meeting on August 11, 2016, the special called meeting on August 31, 2016, August Investment Report (2015-2016), the Quarterly Investment Report, the Tax Collection Report (August 2016), the Financial Reports (August 2016), Overnight Student Activity Trips and approve payments over $50,000.
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 
5. Consideration to Accept Certification of Unopposed Candidates
 
A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Dan Wilkins to accept the certification of unopposed candidates for the Board of Trustees election on November 8, 2016.
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 
6. Consideration and Approval of Order of Cancellation for Board of Trustees Elections on November 8, 2016
 
A motion was made by Dan Wilkins, seconded by Traci Willoughby to approve the order of cancellation for the Board of Trustees elections on November 8, 2016.
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 
7. Consideration and Approval of Update 105
 
A motion was made by Dan Wilkins, seconded by Sharon Nelson to approve the TASB Policy Update 105 as presented. 
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 
8. Authorize School District Permits Teaching for Non-Core Academic Career and Technical Education Courses
 
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Traci Willoughby to authorize Administration to issue district teaching permits to Cheryl Flournoy, Courtney Mayfield and Kristin Bell for non-core academic career and technical educational courses.
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 
9. Closed Session
 
The Board did not enter into closed session.
 
10. Open Session
 
10.1 District Employees and Officers:  Texas Government Code §551.071, §551.074 and §551.129
 
10.1.1 There were no employment of contracted personnel to be considered.
 
10.1.2 There were no resignations/retirements to be presented.
 
10.1.3 There were no extended emergency sick leaves to be considered by the Board. 
 
11. Adjournment
 
A motion was made by Dan Wilkins, seconded by Traci Willoughby to adjourn the meeting at 12:08 p.m.
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 

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EICS Election Identification Certificates For voting


 

As the General Election approaches, Election Identification Certificates (EICs) - one form of identification that can be used for voting purposes - will be available for FREE at mobile stations in Trinity County for eligible Texans. The Texas Department of Public Safety appreciates your help in informing the public about EICs and these convenient mobile stations.
 
(Important Reminder: On August 10, 2016, identification requirements for voting in Texas changed. For information regarding required identification for voting in person, please visit http://www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/need-id)
 
The schedule for EIC mobile stations in Trinity County is as follows:
 
Tuesday, October 11 - Thursday, October 13 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 
Location
 
Address
 
Trinity County
City Hall
 
 
 
 
 
 
Susan Rush
 
City Hall
 
101 W. Madison St.
 
Trinity, TX 75862
 
936-594-2507
 

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Center Class of 1986 Reunion


 

Center Class of 1986 Reunion Homecoming Weekend is almost here. Below is the schedule and information.
 
Homecoming Game: Friday, Sept 16, sit together at the stadium to cheer on the Roughriders. Possible after game hang out at Best Western, Center, Texas(Class of ’86 must have 10 reservations at the hotel to be able to hang out there)
 
Parade: Saturday, Sept 17: It begins at 4:00. Come at 3:00 to decorate our float. The floats will line up behind Farmers State Bank. We will wear our class t-shirts.
 
Reunion BBQ: Saturday, Sept 17: Our get together will be at Cooper Lake on Hwy 7 beginning at 7:00pm. The cost is $25 a person/$50 a couple. The fees will pay for BBQ and all the trimmings and decorations for the float. Need a head count so pay ahead.
 
T-shirts: Deadline September 10. Sizes sm to xl are $7.50 and 2x or larger are $9.50. You can contact Angela Payne Walker turn in your size. See below on how to pay.
 
Paying Fees: There is an account set up to receive fees. You will need to contact Joyce Ross Moore (936) 254-4644 for more information or personal message reunion committee members listed below.
 
Motel Specials: If there are at least 10 reservations at the Best Western in Center they said we could use the hotel as a place to hang together in the small banquet room and we could use the pool. They are offering the Class of 1986 the group discount rooms will be $65.00 a night.
 
Contact Info: Class of 1986 has a Facebook page that has all of this information on it. You can personal message any of the reunion committee members Joyce Ross Moore, Patrick Garrett, Dedra Johnson Taylor or Angela Payne Walker on Facebook if you have any questions or you can call Joyce Ross Moore at (936) 254-4644.

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CHS Class of 81 Reunion


 

Saturday, September 17th we will have a float in the parade. Anyone who would like to ride should meet at the Farmers Bank Drive through at 3:30PM. You can bring candy to throw if you would like. 
 
Saturday evening we will meet at the JOI Ranch at 7PM. We will have finger foods, all alcoholic drinks are BYOB.
 
Cost is $25.00 couple and $15.00 single. 
 
Please make plans to attend. If you know of a class member that is not on Facebook or lives out of town, please invite them.

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*It’s Rodeo Time!*


 

*It’s Rodeo Time!*
 
Panola College is hosting the first rodeo of the year for the NIRA Southern
Region on September 23-24.  The rodeo will be held at the Panola County
Cattleman’s Arena on Hwy 79 North.  Performance times are Friday and
Saturday nights at  7:00 pm, With the slack each day at noon.  Tickets will
be available at the gate at $5 a head.  Kids 10 and under free when
accompanied by an adult.
 
 
For two days, Carthage, Texas will be home of the largest contestant rodeo
ever in Panola County.  Five Hundred of the top cowgirls and cowboys in the
country representing the Southern Region will begin this year’s race to the
College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming.  The Region consist of 14
universities and colleges, including:  Texas A&M University, the University
of Texas, Sam Houston State University, McNeese State University, Texas
A&M-Kingsville, Panola College, Northeast Texas Community College, Wharton
County Jr. College, Trinity Valley Community College, Hill College,
Southwest Texas Junior College, Stephen F. Austin State University,
Angelina College, and Lone Star College.
 
-- 
 
 
 
*Don ClintonPanola CollegeVice President of Student Services*
*dclinton@panola.edu* <dclinton@panola.edu>
 
*903-693-2055 <903-693-2055> office903-693-2031 <903-693-2031> fax*
 
*"Life is a matter of Choice, not Chance."*
 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 
Timpson isd bear update
9/14/2016
 
 
TES Ice Cream Social –Timpson Elementary School staff will host their annual ice cream social Thursday afternoon September 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Parents will go to their children’s classroom to meet with teachers and pick up first 3 weeks progress reports.  The teacher will then give parents tickets for the ice cream social to be held in the cafeteria.  All parents are invited to attend.
 
 
TES Agents For Change - Submitted by: Tammy Sparks
 
The Agents for Change will hold their first meeting on Friday, September 23rd at 7:15 a.m. in the elementary library. This is an organizational meeting, so all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are invited. I will be passing out the Agents applications at that meeting. Any 3rd – 5th grader can apply to be an Agent for Change. In order to remain in good standing they must have good citizenship and participate in our community outreach projects.
 
 
TES BOOK Fair - The Timpson Elementary School Book Fair has been a popular event this week with students going to visit the library to purchase books. We appreciate library paraprofessional Teresa Osby for organizing this event and for the volunteers who have helped out this week. The book fair will Friday Sept. 16 at 10:00 so there is still time for students to visit the library to pick out a book! Attached are photos of students at the book fair.
 
 
TJH Spirit Days - Attached is a copy of Timpson Junior High Spirit Days.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Timpson Independent School District
PO Drawer 370
Timpson, TX 75975
www.timpsonisd.com
 

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Portacool Scholarship


 

Panola College and Portacool, LLC have teamed up to offer current Portacool
employees the opportunity to improve their skills thanks to a Skills
Development Fund grant. The $72,670 state grant is funded by the Texas
Workforce Commission, and will allow workers to increase their skill level
and an opportunity to further their career. The Skills Development Fund is
the primary job-training program used by the Texas Workforce Commission to
provide local and customized training for Texas businesses.
 
 
 
“Success, we believe, is achieved through collaboration among businesses,
the public community, technical colleges, the Workforce Development Boards
and economic development partners,” said Diane Mosley, Texas Workforce
Commission Project Development Specialist in Austin.
 
 
 
During the 12-month period of the grant, Panola College will provide
customized training to Portacool employees. In addition to paying for
instruction, the grant covers the cost of new equipment needed to
successfully complete the training.
 
 
 
According to Whitney McBee, Director of Workforce & Continuing Education,
this is not the first time Panola College and Portacool have teamed up for
the betterment of the workforce. The College is excited to partner with the
Center, Texas-based Portacool again at the Shelby Regional Training Center
(SRTC).
 
 
 
“Panola College faculty and visiting contract instructors will train the
Portacool employees in a variety of subjects, including leadership, office
skills, and customer service, as well as hydraulic and forklift
operations,” McBee said. “We have even contracted with a professional for a
two-day session on plastics and molding equipment.”
 
 
 
 The courses Panola College will provide includes basic electrical and
commercial wiring and programmable logic control. The grant provides funds
for the purchase of a new electrical systems training unit. Upon completion
of the grant with Portacool, this training unit will remain with Panola
College at the SRTC to be used for credit courses and training for other
area employers.
 
 
 
The Portacool Human Resources Department said employees will be allowed to
attend training during their regular working hours and the training they
receive will be specific to their jobs and customized to fit the needs of
Portacool’s growth and expansion plans.
 
 
 
It has been more than 25 years since Portacool was founded in East Texas.
The company’s growth has been nothing short of phenomenal.
 
 
 
“In 1990, we started with one product and two entrepreneurs in Center,”
said Ben Wulf, CEO of Portacool, LLC. “We have grown into an international
company with a full line of portable evaporative coolers used everywhere
from Texas Stadium to the Sheik’s Mosque in Abu Dhabi. We’ve kept our
headquarters and manufacturing plant in Center because we appreciate the
workforce, the culture and overall pride of our East Texas roots.”
 
 
 
Portacool evaporative coolers are distributed nationally and in 56
countries. The skills development grant funds will assist in training
employees to compete in the international market.
 
 
 
“Through the training attained in this Skills Development project, all
Portacool tradesmen and supervisors will be cross-trained in multiple skill
sets with outcomes customized to address individual skill deficiencies,”
said Rob Kennedy, Portacool Chief Financial Officer. “As part of our
strategic vision, Portacool will be able to expand by consolidating
operations and utilizing our own dedicated multi-skilled employees to
support manufacturing and distribution of current and future volumes.”
 
 
 
Panola College leadership looks forward to the opportunity to implement
this program as a stepping-stone to elevating the status of East Texas to
entice corporate and industrial development.
 
 
 
“We believe this Skills Development Grant is a win-win for Panola College
and Portacool,” said Dr. Greg Powell, Panola College President. “We are
proud of the partnership that we have with Shelby County, and the work we
are doing through the SRTC and the Shelby College Center.”
 
 
 
 
 
*About Portacool*
 
Portacool, LLC is the worldwide manufacturing leader in the portable
evaporative cooling industry providing cooling solutions that protect
against heat stress and discomfort in hard-to-cool spaces. The company is
dedicated to worksite safety, productivity, sustainability and social
responsibility by providing a variety of cooling products “*When Comfort
Counts™*”. Headquartered in Center, Texas for more than 25 years, Portacool
products are made in the USA with domestic and global parts. To learn more
or find a retailer, nationally or internationally, go to www.portacool.com
or reach live support at 888-695-2942.
 
 
 
Pictured Left to Right: Greg Powell, Whitney McBee, Rob Kennedy, Laurie
King, and Natalie Oswalt
 

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Tiger Weekly


 

Tiger Weekly
 
 
 
Enrollment: 581
 
 
 
Please visit our district web page for other details on our school: www.tenahaisd.com
 
(The calendar provides the most up to date events)
 
 
 
September 15, 2016-Progress Reports go home; JV @ Brook Hill 6:00 pm; JH vs Bullard Home @ 5:00 pm; PK3-12 Fall Pictures; PK-5 Elementary Zoo 1:00 pm in Elem Gym
 
September 16, 2016-Early Release 1:00 pm; Tigers @ Clarksville 7:30 pm; Pep Rally 12:30 pm
 
September 21, 2016- CX West Sabine Invitational; Daughters of the American Republic on Campus
 
September 22, 2016-JH FB @ West Sabine 5:00 pm; JV @ West Sabine 6:00 pm
 
September 23, 2016-Tigers vs West Sabine 7:30 pm Home; Pep Rally 1:30 pm; 5th Quarter at Youth Center
 
September 28, 2016-Cross Country Zavalla Invitational
 
September 29, 2016- End 1st Grading Period; Early Release; JH vs T K Gorman 5:00 pm Home; 
 
September 30, 2016-Student Holiday/Teacher in Service
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TISD Mourns Loss of Mrs. Evans
 
We here at Tenaha ISD are saddened to report the news of the passing of Mrs. Paulyne Evans.  For half a century, Mrs. Evans served the students of Tenaha schools.  
 
For her many years of devoted service, Mrs. Evans has been honored as a member of the Tenaha Hall of Honor as well as the namesake of one the annual Superintendent Staff Awards presented each year. 
 
We join the entire Tiger Family in offering our deepest sympathies and well wishes to the family as they mourn this great loss.  
 
 
 
 
 
Road Trip:  Tigers Travel to Clarksville
 
Less than 100 yards of total offense, and only one touchdown allowed through three games.  That is the defense that Coach Craig Horn will load up with and head North to familiar Basketball rival Clarksville for a non-district contest tomorrow night at 7:30 PM.  The Tigers met Clarksville in back to back years at the Regional Tournament finals winning once and losing in the return matchup.  The Tiger offense also looks to capitalize on a nice streak as well as it has amassed some gaudy numbers the last two weeks in a 43-12 win over Kerens, and a 67-0 blowout win over Dallas Gateway.   
 
The Tigers enter the 4th non-district game 3-0 and ranked number 2 in Class 2A Division II behind two-time defending state champion Bremond.  Tenaha returns home next week to close out non-district play against West Sabine in Tiger Stadium.  

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Center Fish Camp


 

The Center High School graduating class of 2020 would like to thank Shelby
Savings Bank for their t-shirt donation benefiting Freshmen "Fish Camp" on
August 16th.  Each student was given a free t-shirt when they attended.
Fish Camp allows freshmen the opportunity to tour the campus, locate their
classrooms and meet teachers before the school year begins.
 

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Tenaha ISD school board meeting


 

Notice of School District Regular Meeting
                                       Board of Trustees – Tenaha Independent School District
                                                                         
Notice is hereby given that a Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Tenaha Independent School District will be held on Monday, September 19, 2016 beginning at 5:30 p. m. in the Boardroom of the Administration office located at 138 College Street, Tenaha, Texas 75974.
 
The Subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken are as follows:  (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)
 
1. Call to Order
2. Public Comment
3. Reports from the Administrators
      (a.) Linda Jacobs, EE-5 Principal
(b.) Judy Monroe, 6-12 Principal
(c.) Craig Horn, AD
(d.)   Scott Tyner, Superintendent
4. Board Budget Workshop
5. Announcement of the FIRST Rating 19TAC§109.1005
6. District Investment Reports
7. Consider for Approval the Investment Policy and Strategies CDA (Local)  Gov’t Code 2256.005(e)
8. Consider for Approval Revision of  Stipend Schedules
9. Consider for Approval Minutes of Previous Meeting(s) 
10. Review the 2015-2016 Board Goals
11. Consider for Approval the Superintendent’s Evaluation Instrument
12. Consider for Approval Calling a Special Called Meeting for October 10, 2016 at 5:30 pm to Discuss Superintendent’s Evaluation
13. District Employees and Officers
a. Employment, Resignations, New Hire, and/or Discipline
14. Comments by Board Members
15. Adjournment
 
If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Gov’t Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E.
 
 

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Sex Fiend Caught!!!


 

Center Police Department received information on September 13, 2016, that suspect Anthony Letroy James had fled to Shreveport, LA. James was wanted for Aggravated Sexual Assault (x2), Aggravated Assault and Unlawful Restraint in connection with an incident that had occurred in Center on September 11, 2016.
 
Center Police Department contacted the United States Marshall Service in Shreveport for help with locating the suspect. The suspect was apprehended and transported to the Caddo Parish Correctional Facility.
 
The Center Police Department would like to thank the U.S. Marshall's Service with their assistance in capturing this wanted fugitive.
 
Center Police Department
Detective Sgt. Nicole Faulkner
 

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month


 

With the fall season almost upon us, it is important to remember that next month is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Today, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death among North American women, according to Jheri-Lynn McSwain, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent in Shelby County. Unfortunately, many women with breast cancer do not even know that they have cancer until it is in its advanced stages. It is estimated that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and 1 in 30 women will die of the disease, McSwain says. 
 
So what can we do to decrease our risk of dying of breast cancer? Early detection via health screenings, such as mammography, is an important step. Screening examinations can detect breast cancers early, before symptoms occur, which may make it easier to treat the disease. Screening involves getting mammograms, clinical breast exams, and self breast exams, which are optional. There are many factors in predicting the chances of survival of a woman who is diagnosed with breast cancer, but finding the cancer as early as possible greatly improves the likelihood that treatment will be effective.
 
When should women starting screening for breast cancer? If you are over 40 years old, you need a mammogram every year, according to Courtney Schoessow, Health Program Specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast that usually involves two views, or pictures, of each breast. Mammograms help find lumps or growths that are too small for you or your health care provider to feel when conducting an exam. Additionally, women who are younger than 40 and have had breast cancer or breast problems or have a family history of breast cancer need a mammogram once a year. 
 
A clinical breast examination is an examination of your breasts by a health professional, such as a doctor, nurse practitioner, nurse, or doctor’s assistant. This exam is also known as a CBE. Clinical breast exams should be part of a periodic health exam, at least every three years for women in their 20s and 30s, and every year for women 40 and over. During your CBE, your health care provider may tell you how to perform a breast self-exam, or BSE. By regularly performing BSEs, you will learn how your breasts normally feel, and you will be able to report any changes in your breasts to your health professional as soon as you find them. Finding a breast change does not mean that there is a cancer. You may choose not to do BSEs, or you can just do them occasionally. 
 
Some women choose not to get mammograms because of the cost.  Beginning in 2011, the Affordable Care Act required that all new health insurance plans fully cover screening mammograms without any out-of-pocket expenses for the patient.  This is also required of Medicare.  For uninsured women and those not eligible for Medicare, resources are available for which these women may qualify.  To help women learn about these resources and how to access them, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Shelby County will be conducting a Friend to Friend event on Saturday, October 1st.  Mary Hebert, M.D., Radiation Oncologist from Nacogdoches Medical Center, will be at the event to provide information about both breast and cervical cancers.  In addition to the speaker, there will be discussion on the obstacles that prevent women from getting mammograms and pap tests.  Nacogdoches Medical Center will be present conducting free health screenings and participants will have an opportunity to schedule a screening mammogram.  Lunch will be provided at no charge, door prizes and goodie bags will be available.  Help will be provided to direct women who qualify to financial resources that will cover the cost of a screening mammogram.  To learn more about the Friend to Friend event, contact the Shelby County AgriLife Extension office at 936-598-7744.
 
In addition, East Texas Medical Center will be on the square at the Historic Shelby County Courthouse with their Mobile Mammogram Unit on Monday, October 10th providing mammograms for women with or without insurance.  To schedule an appointment for a mammogram, call the Extension office at 936-598-7744 and speak to Daphne or Jheri-Lynn.
Remember: The most important screening tools we have are mammograms and clinical breast exams. To reduce your risks of dying from breast cancer, you need to follow the guidelines on when to get them. Taking charge of your health now can lead to a healthier tomorrow. Start by getting screened this month in recognition of the upcoming National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  
 

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History in San Augustine


 

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Farmers State Bank…. Works hard to be your Community Bank!


 

Farmers State Bank…. Works hard to be your Community Bank!

 

 

 

A special thanks goes out to our friendly Farmers State Bank employees that pitched in and helped the Shelbyville Band Boosters work their concession stand last Friday night.   Thanks for being a community partner and supporter of our schools.  Pictured from left to right are: Johnathan Liker, Symone Williams, Reneta Jones and Tim Hopkins.

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Center School Board Meeting


 

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center ISD will be held September 15, 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. Public Comments/Audience Participation
4. Consent Agenda
4. 1. Minutes
4. 2. Tax Office Report
4. 3. Monthly Financial Statement
4. 4. Payment Approval
4. 5. Investment Report
4. 6. Quarterly Investment Report
4. 7. Overnight Student Activity Trips
4. 8. Amendments to the Budget
5. Consideration to Accept Certification of Unopposed Candidates
6. Consideration and Approval of Order of Cancellation for Board of Trustee Elections on
November 8, 2016
7. Consideration and Approval of TASB Update 105
7. 1. BJCD (Exhibit) - Superintendent Evaluation
7. 2. BJCF (Local) - Superintendent Nonrenewal
7. 3. BQ (Local) - Planning and Decision Making Process
7. 4. CLB (Local) - Buildings, Grounds, And Equipment Management Maintenance
7. 5. CLE (Local) - Building, Grounds, And Equipment Management Flags Displays
7. 6. CPC (Local) - Office Management - Records Management
7. 7. DBA (Local) - Employment Requirements and Restrictions - Credentials and Records
7. 8. DBB (Local) - Employment Requirements and Restrictions - Medical Examinations and
Communicable Diseases
7. 9. DFBB (Local) - Term Contracts - Nonrenewal
7. 10. DFFA (Local) - Reduction in Force - Financial Exigency
7. 11. DFFB (Local) - Reduction In Force - Program Change
7. 12. EHBD (Local) - Special Programs - Federal Title I
7. 13. FDC (Local) - Admissions - Homeless Students
8. Authorize School District Permits Teaching for Noncore Academic Career and Technical
Education Courses
9. Closed Session
9. 1. District Employees and Officers: Texas Gov't Code 551.074
9. 1. 1. Employment of Personnel
9. 1. 2. Resignation/Retirement of Personnel
9. 1. 3. Extended Emergency Sick Leave
10. Open Session
10. 1. District Employees and Officers: Texas Gov't Code 551.074
10. 1. 1. Employment of Personnel
10. 1. 2. Resignation/Retirement of Personnel
10. 1. 3. Extended Emergency Sick Leave
11. Adjournment
 

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Food Pantry


 

Huxley Helping Hands Food Pantry this Saturday September 17th at the Hill Crest Baptist Church in Center, Texas ID and proof of redency is required 9 am until the food is gone. 

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Center Yearbooks on Sale


 

 
*Yearbook sales at homecoming*
The yearbook staff will be near the entrance of the Homecoming Game this
Friday from 6:00 until 3rd quarter to sell the 2016-2017 yearbook.  Books
are $45. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.
 
*Older years also for sale on Friday:*
2015-2016 - $55
2014-2015 - not available
2013-2014 - $30
2012-2013 - $30
2011-2012 - $20
2010-2011 - $20
2009-2010 - $20
 
*Yearbook payment plan*
I have attached the Yearbook Payment Plan document for students/families
who would like to participate.  The program breaks the $45 book into two
payments, $20 and $25. The payment plan is only available for the current
year.
 
*Senior ad sales*
Senior ads are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment is needed
to secure your student's page.  Content for the page (photos/message) is
due March First.  Parents/Guardians will receive a proof before the
advertisement is printed. A flyer with prices is attached to this email.
Prices for advertisements do not include the cost of the book.
 
*Questions or concerns:*
Please contact Sydney Brookshire: sydney.brookshire@centerisd.org
 
 
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*Tennis Update* Center


 

*Tennis Update*
 
Saturday 9/24 Center vs Pleasant Grove @ Lindale has been cancelled and
changed to Saturday 10/1 Center vs Pleasant Grove @ Hallsville
 
Area Tournament October 17 will be two rounds played and adding Tuesday,
October 18 for the Area Finals @ Longview HS.
 
 
*Caps and Athletic Passes*
 
Effective immediately, the Roughrider Athletic Booster Club will sell Caps
and Athletic Passes as follows:
 
 Caps $20 each
 
Athletic Passes $25 each
 
(Admits cardholder ONLY to all regular season, athletic HOME events except
Varsity Football games.)
 
Both Cap and Pass as Package $40 per package
 
You can make your purchase from any Booster Club Member,
 
Varsity Home Football Game or the Athletic Office.
 
 
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Chicken Cooking Contest Recipe Deadline Approaching


 

Chicken Cooking Contest
Recipe Deadline Approaching
 
The chicken cooking contest recipe deadline is Monday, September 19.  The recipes are to be emailed to info@shelbycountychamber.com, fax to 936-598-8163, or dropped off at the Chamber office on the Center square. The East Texas Poultry Festival Chicken Cooking Contest, sponsored by Tyson Foods, is promising many delicious dishes to be exhibited, so break out those recipes and get ready to cook. The 2016 contest will be held Wednesday September 28, immediately following the Doo Dah Parade on the Historic Downtown Center Square with judging at 5:00 p.m.  Participants will need to be set up and ready to go before judging begins.   In the event of bad weather the location would move to the active Shelby County Courthouse community room. 
Chicken Cooking Contest Chair is Natalie Oswalt.  There will be three categories for competition—Youth, High School Youth and Adult.--with a $100.00 prize for 1st place in each category, $50.00 for second and $25.00 for third place. There will also be a Peoples Choice Award and Best Dressed Table Award. 
Entrants will be provided with approximately 36 inches of covered presentation area to decorate. Participants are asked to prepare their recipe to create 25-30 sample size servings and bring serving utensils.This year contestants have a choice of bringing prepared dishes or cooking outdoors in a tailgate fashion, but all judged dishes will be exhibited in the presentation tent. Electricity will not be provided so an alternative fuel source must be used-- for example, chafing dishes, battery operated appliances etc.  Participants must be set up before the Doo Dah Parade in order to maintain the time schedule.    All participants must have some type of cover for their dish. 
Once the judging is completed the area will be opened for a sample tasting to attendees for $5.00 per person. Chicken Cooking Contest Recipe books will be available for $2.00.  Chicken must be the main ingredient of the recipe. Gold sponsors for the event are K & L Contractors and Triple J Feed.
For more information call the Chamber at 598-3682.

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Timpson ISD Bear Update 9/13/2016


 

Timpson ISD Bear Update
9/13/2016
 
Volleyball Game Time Change – Coach Jourden reports that the game at San Augustine today will begin at 5:00 p.m.
 
Reminder - Grandparents Week at Timpson Elementary- The following is the lunch schedule for the remainder of the week:
Tuesday, Sept. 13 – 3rd Grade is 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 14 – 2nd Grade is 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thursday Sept. 15 – 1st Grade is 11:10 – 11:40 a.m.
Friday Sept. 16 – PreK is 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. and Kindergarten is 12:10 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.
 
Amanda Yates Accepted to Blinn College - Submitted by; Vernett Richardson
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Goes out to Amanda Yates for being the first THS Graduate of 2017 to be accepted to college this school year! She will attend Blinn College in Bryan, Texas.  Amanda will be majoring in nursing and pursuing a career in the medical field after graduating college. Throughout high school, Amanda has been actively involved as a leader in FFA, FCCLA, Beta Club, the Youth Advisory Council, and her church. The students and staff at Timpson ISD are so very proud of you Amanda and we wish you all the best!! Again, CONGRATULATIONS on this major achievement!!
 
 
Timpson Independent School District
PO Drawer 370
Timpson, TX 75975
www.timpsonisd.com
 

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Timpson ISD Bear Update 9/12/2016


 

Timpson ISD Bear Update
9/12/2016
 
Weekly Calendar of Events –
 
Mon. Sept. 12 – TES Book Fair Week Begins (Sept. 12 – 16)
--------------------- Grades Due
 
Tues. Sept. 13 – TISD Board Meeting – Administration Building  @ 6:30 p.m.
-------------------- TES Grandparent Lunch – 3rd Grade @ 11:00 a.m.
-------------------- Volleyball vs. San Augustine (District Game) – Away @ 4:30 p.m.
-------------------- High School Progress Reports Sent Home
 
Wed. Sept. 14 – TES Grandparent Lunch – 2nd Grade @ 11:30 a.m.
-------------------- Middle School Report Cards Sent Home
 
Thurs. Sept. 15 – TES Grandparent Lunch – 1st Grade @ 11:10 a.m.
-------------------- TES Ice Cream Social @ 4:30 p.m./Elem. Parents Pick Up Progress Reports
-------------------- JV/Jr. High Football vs. Hawkins – Away - JH@5:00 p.m. & JV@6:00 p.m.
 
Fri. Sept. 16 – TES Grandparent Lunch -  Pre-K @ 12:10 p.m.
-------------------- Volleyball vs. Carlisle – Away @ 4:30 p.m.
-------------------- Football vs. Hawkins – Home @ 7:30 p.m.
 
Football Admission Prices -  Football game admission prices for the 2016 year will be five dollars for adults and three dollars for students at Friday night High School varsity games and three dollars for adults and two dollars for students at Thursday evening games for junior varsity and junior high games.
 
Remediation Days – Timpson ISD has five remediation/enrichment days scheduled at the end of each of the first five six weeks periods.  Dates for these days are:
October 3 – Monday
November 14 – Monday
January 20 – Friday
March 6 – Monday
April 24 – Monday
These dates are also indicated on the 2016-2017 school calendar on the district website at www.timpsonisd.com<http://www.timpsonisd.com>.  Students who will attend are those with:
 
-     Two or more unexcused absences
 
-     Two or more discipline referrals
 
-     Academic Need
Students will attend school on those days from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Parents will be responsible for transporting students to and from school.  Meals will not be served.  The purpose of these days is to provide students with the opportunity to make up for unexcused absences and to work with students individually and in small groups to ensure students have mastery of learning skills needed to be successful in their grade level subjects and on state assessment skills.  A note will be sent home to parents of students who need to attend remediation days the week of or the week before the remediation day.  If you have questions, please call your child’s building principal.
 

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GOLDEN HARVEST MINISTRIES CLUB MEETING


 

GOLDEN  HARVEST  MINISTRIES CLUB  MEETING
 
The Golden Harvest Ministries Club will meet Monday, September 19th in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church at 11:30 AM.  The program will be An Opportunity to Show our Respect and Appreciation to our First Responders.
 
Visitors are always welcome to join us for a delicious covered dish luncheon, a good program and time of fellowship.
 

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Police want a Man


 

Center Police Department is currently seeking the whereabouts of, 31 year
old black male, Anthony Letroy James. James is currently wanted by the
Center Police Department for two charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault 1st
degree Felony, Aggravated Assault 1st degree Felony and Unlawful Restraint
3rd degree Felony. James is considered to be armed and dangerous. Center
crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information
that leads to the arrest of this suspect. Anyone who has information
regarding this fugitive 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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EARLY RELEASE And PEP RALLY At Tenaha


 

EARLY RELEASE And PEP RALLY
 
There will be an early release for Tenaha ISD on Friday, September 16th at 1pm.    The Pep Rally will take place at 12:30 in the SEC.  
 
Elementary parent pick up will be at 12:45 and all students will be released at 1pm to go home.   
 
The Tenaha Tigers will be traveling to Clarksville.  Kick off for Friday night's game is set for 7:30pm.  Go Tigers!!!
 
 

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CITY OF TENAHA SPECIAL CALLED COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA Monday â€" September 12, 2016


 

CITY OF TENAHA SPECIAL CALLED COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA  
Monday – September 12, 2016
 
 
If during the course of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda that should be held in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in executive or closed session, in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code Section and Texas Revised Civil Statues.
 
Order of Business:
 
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Pledge &Prayer
4. Adopt Advertised 2016 Effective Tax Rate of 0.21420 per $100 of value. - ACTION 
5. Closed Session Per Section 551.087 Open Meetings Act – Deliberation Regarding Economic Development Negotiations
6. Return to Open Session
7. Adjourn
 
 
 
 
 
 

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POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY


 

The United States' National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the

nation on the third Friday of September each year. Americans take the time
to remember those who are or were at one time prisoners of war (POW) and
those who are still missing in action (MIA), as well as their families.
National POW/MIA Recognition Day is not a federal public holiday in the
United States but it is a national observance.
 
Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary
invite the public to their remembrance program Friday, September 16th, 10:00
a.m. at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the History Courthouse in
Center.  The POW/MIA Flag that has flown there 24/7 for the last year will
be retired and a new one hoisted.  
 
The names of veterans from Shelby County known to have at one time been a
Prisoner of War (30) and those still missing in action (30) will be read.
As always the public, city and county officials from all over Shelby County
are cordially invited.

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90 Years and Counting the Rio Theater


 

The Rio Theatre Celebrated in 90th anniversary recently.  The Rio was founded in 1926 by the CP Smith family and later purchased by Mike Adikison in 1975.  Mike has owned over 6 theatres in his life, he came by the movie business naturally as his parents owned a theater and he grew up popping popcorn at an early age.  He married Ms. Nita in 1992 and sold off the other theatres and began remodeling the Rio.  People come from all around to come see movies at the Rio according to Ms. Nita people enjoy the low price and the great environment so they come from far away to see movies here.  Playing now at the Rio Hell or High Water, and coming up at the end of this month Deep Water Horizon.  

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The Tiger Cafe


 

The Tiger Café’ will not be open Friday Night, September 9, 2016 but the concession stand will be open as usual.
 
The café’ will resume serving on September 23rd.

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Patriot's Day Celebration


 

Patriot's Day, September 11th, 2016 is on Sunday this year.  Flags should be
flown at half-staff from sunup on the 11th until sundown in honor of those
who lost their lives in the terror attack on September 11th, 2001.
 
 
 
All flags flying with the United States Flag should also be lowered.  If
flying with multiple flags the US Flag should be the last to be lowered and
the first raised as no flag should ever fly higher.
 
 
 
Flags that cannot be lowered can show respect for the day by tying a black
ribbon or cord to the top of the flag staff.
 
 
 
FYI:  If you do not have anyone who can lower and raise at the proper time I
would suggest they be lowered on Saturday and raised first thing Monday
Morning.  
 
 
 
Thank you all for remembering and helping to do the right thing in Shelby
County, Texas.  Please pass this to anyone you feel would be interested.

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2016 FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY PROVIDES HOPE TO FAMILIES IN SHELBY COUNTY


 

2016 FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY PROVIDES HOPE TO FAMILIES IN SHELBY COUNTY AND SURROUNDING AREAS NASHVILLE, Tenn. — More than 2.5 million families have positively changed their financial future through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU). The nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week where a different lesson is taught by Dave on DVD followed by a small-group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing. FPU will be held in Joaquin at:
   
   - Joaquin High School located at 11109 Highway 84 East in Joaquin. The classes will begin Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. Contact Donna Vergo, donnavergo@yahoo.com, (936)234-1863,  for more information or to register.
 
  Through common-sense principles and small-group accountability, FPU gives people the tools they need to change their behavior and succeed financially. On average families who complete FPU pay off $5,300 and save $2,700 in the first 90 days. Following the class nearly 94 percent of those families budget regularly. “FPU will not only transform the way you handle money, but also your marriage and other areas of your life,” says Ramsey. “This isn’t a boring financial class. We make learning about money fun and easy to understand so people in every situation can benefit from the information.” Ramsey knows first-hand the pain that financial stress can cause. After creating a net worth of more than a million dollars by age 26, he quickly lost it all. Since then Ramseyhas helped families and individuals across the country learn how to get control of their finances and avoid debt so they don’t have to experience the same pain he did. FPU lessons also include guest speakers Rachel Cruze, speaker and daughter of Dave Ramsey, and Chris Hogan, counselor and speaker for the Dave Ramsey organization. After purchasing a membership each participant receives a workbook, Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money, an envelope system and an audio CD library. Participants will also have access to budgeting forms and MP3s of all the lessons. For more information or to purchase a membership, go to www.daveramsey.com. About Dave RamseyDave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored five New York Times best-selling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover, EntreLeadership and Smart Money Smart Kids. “The Dave Ramsey Show” is heard by more than 8.5 million listeners each week on more than 550 radio stations and iHeartRadio. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveramsey.com.

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Timpson ISD Bear Update 9/8/2016


 
Timpson ISD Bear Update
9/8/2016
 
TISD Early Release – Timpson ISD will have an early release from school at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, September 9.
 
TISD Pep Rallys – Timpson Middle School will have a pep rally at 3:00 p.m. today, Thursday, September 8 in the gym.  Go Bears!!
Timpson High School will have a pep rally tomorrow, Friday, September 9 at 1:30 p.m. in the gym.  Go Bears!!
 
TES Shows Gains on State Assessments – See the attached information.
 
TES Book Fair – The Timpson Elementary School Book Fair will be September 12th – 16th in the elementary library.  The hours of the book fair are 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday.  On Friday September 16 the fair will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Books and other small items will be for sale.  Proceeds from the book fair are used to benefit students.
 
Timpson Independent School District
PO Drawer 370
Timpson, TX 75975
www.timpsonisd.com
 

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Paramedic Recalls the Horror of 911 firsthand


 

 
 
Alex Korniyenko’s shift as a paramedic in New York City on September 11,
2001, was scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m.
 
“I woke up around eight o’clock and had a cup of coffee. About 8:45, I
realized my phone was bombarded with calls. I looked out of the window and
saw the smoke coming out of the South Tower,” he said.
 
He immediately called his supervisor and was told about a major deployment.
 
“We didn’t know if this was terrorism or a tragic accident. I jumped in my
car and drove to the nearest station where I was deployed. As our truck was
going through the Battery Tunnel, the South Tower collapsed. Coming out of
the Tunnel, we could see nothing but white fog. We could smell hot, melted
steel and burning flesh, dirt in the air…you can’t see, you can’t breathe.
All the pulverized glass burned your eyes, burned your lungs,” he recalls.
 
Korniyenko had been on the job only two weeks when the Towers were hit.  He
had begun studying to become an emergency medical technician when he was
17, and next became a paramedic. He started his education at a community
college, earning an Associate of Science Degree in Emergency Medical
Management, and was working on a bachelor’s degree while holding down a
full time job as a paramedic for the NYC Fire Department.
 
“I was brand new and very excited. September 11 was a beautiful, sunny day
in New York,” he said. By the end of that day, more than 400 of
Korniyenko’s friends and colleagues had lost their lives trying to rescue
people from the Twin Towers.
 
Now a cardiologist with Tyler Cardiology Consultants, Korniyenko serves
hospitals and clinics throughout the East Texas Region, including making
several visits a month to ETMC-Carthage. He shared his September 11
experiences at the Panola College Lunchbox Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
 
On Sunday, Sept. 11, the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attack, he will
attend a reunion of first responders in New York City.
 
“It will be part of the process of healing,” he said. “Every day, we need
to appreciate firefighters, police officers and other rescue personnel.
They do an excellent job, day and night, as they are protecting us.”
 
He said the only reason he is here today is because his shift did not start
until 11:30. If he had been on an earlier shift, he might have been inside
the South Tower when it fell.
 
“Nobody thought the building could collapse. When triage happens, when you
take the injured to be treated, we had it set up by the building.
Firefighters went into the building with no fear that the building could
collapse,” he said.
 
“When the South Tower collapsed, that’s when we realized the extent of this
well-planned terrorist attack.”
 
At that point, the rescue operation changed, and workers started pulling
people farther back away from the buildings.
 
“The planes had so much diesel, so much burning fuel, that the buildings
collapsed like dominoes, floor by floor. It wasn’t something anyone would
expect or could have predicted. After the second building collapsed, the
rescue changed. We knew there would not be that many people who could be
rescued. Because of all the hot metal, all the fumes, all the gases, the
temperature of what was under the buildings was thousands of degrees. If it
was able to melt the buildings, you can only imagine what would have
happened to the people underneath,” he said.
 
Korniyenko said the rescue teams never gave up hope. Throughout the
remainder of September and October, rescue crews were on the scene with
dogs and trucks, hoping against hope to find survivors.
 
“At that point, deep inside, we knew that whoever was going to come out had
come out, and whoever was left behind, probably was not coming out. But we
never gave up hope,” he said.
 
Korniyenko said we will always remember the 2,500 people who went to work
that day and never came home.
 
“I don’t have much to say, or maybe I have blocked out some of the details.
Some of it should not be told. I hope you can understand what we went
through that day. I want you to pray on September 11 for all the people who
were lost, because unity is what makes us stronger,” he said.
 
 

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TV Robery


 

On the 13th of August 2016, Deputy Lawrence was dispatched to a residence on 1970 North in reference to a burglary. A description was given of a vehicle that was observed occupied by two males, one of which was carrying a television from the residence and a direction of travel. The case was then turned over to Shelby County CID Investigator Michael Griffin.

 
After further investigation, the television was located and recovered and is now back with the rightful owner. Two suspects were identified as a Kevin Jacob Zamora, 25 y/o male of Timpson and a Curtis Lee Pugh Jr., 26 y/o male of Timpson.  Kevin Zamora was arrested in Timpson on Friday, September 2nd after two foot chases by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office with the assistance of the Texas Highway Patrol, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Timpson Police Department and the Constable of PCT 5 Robert Hairgrove. Zamora was arrested for Burglary of a Habitation, Felony 2, and two counts of Evading Arrest and/or Detention, Misdemeanor A. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend their appreciation for the assistance from the aforementioned agencies in apprehending Zamora.
 
Curtis (CJ) Pugh, Jr. is currently wanted for Burglary of a Habitation, Felony 2 and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, a State Jail Felony.  Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information regarding this crime and/or location of the wanted subject 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.
 
 
 
Pugh
 
 
 
Zamora

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Taz the Amazing Drug dog


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Deadly Crash on FM 711


 

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Tenaha Cross Country Schedule


 

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Crash in Polk County


 

Polk County, TX- On September 6, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Texas Department
of Public Safety troopers responded to and investigated a one vehicle crash on
Wilson Lake Estate Rd. in Polk County.
The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2015 Jeep was traveling South on
Wilson Lake Estate Rd. The vehicle drove off the roadway and into a creek where
it overturned onto its ride side, partially submerged under water.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as 25-year-old, Dake Goodwin from
Livingston. Goodwin was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the
Peace Larry Whitworth.
 
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at
this time.
 

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Tenaha Game Change


 

Tenaha ISD  JH will scrimmage in Timpson this Thursday Starting at 5 pm.
 
There will also, be a JV Game in Timpson as well immediately following the JH Scrimmage. This will be Timpson Bears vs. Malacroft Crossroads. 

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Timpson ISD Bear Update 9/6/2016


 

 
Timpson ISD Bear Update
9/6/2016
 
Weekly Calendar of Events –
 
Tues. Sept. 6 – TES Staff Meeting after school
----------------- Volleyball vs. Colmesneil – There @ 4:30 p.m.
 
Thursday Sept. 8 – Football vs.- Malakoff Cross Roads  and Tenaha– @ Home - Jr. High 5:00 p.m. & JV 6:00 p.m.
 
Fri. Sept. 9 – End of 1st 3 week reporting period
--------------- TES IStation results sent home
--------------- Volleyball vs. Overton (District Game) – Away @ 4:30 p.m.
--------------- Varsity football vs. Malakoff Cross Roads – There @ 7:30 p.m.
 
First Grade News – Submitted by Christy Archer
Timpson Elementary School first grade has been busy!  We timed ourselves to see how quickly we could put our numbers in the correct order. Everyone got a chance to use play-dough to create two-dimensional figures and we even created our own class book based on the rhyming pattern found in the song "Down By the Bay".  See attached photos.
 
THS FCCLA News - Submitted by: Danielle Smith
Texas FCCLA is partnering with "Dude-Be Nice". Their mission is to inspire young people to build a positive community by rallying together to recognize others for just being nice. They want to emphasize programs "For" doing the right thing instead of focusing on "Anti" this and that. The following Timpson High School  students have been "caught being nice": Aislynn Kimzey, Jaxon Haislip.
 

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Drug Bust - UPDATED -


 

*UPDATE*

 

On August 24, 2016 at approximately 8:00pm Center Police Department Officer,
Andrew Williams conducted a traffic stop at the corner of Logansport and
Walker Street. Upon speaking with the two occupants of the vehicle quickly
discovered the two occupants were extremely nervous.  Officer Williams
investigated further and found  31 year old Corey Wilson and 32 year old
Marcus Booker  were in possession of 47 ecstasy pills and a small amount of
marijuana.  Officer Williams then arrested Booker for Possession of a
controlled substance Analogue PG 1A >=20 <80au Felony three local traffic
warrants and Possession of Marijuana M-B. Wilson was arrested for Possession
of a controlled substance Analogue PG 1A >=20 <80au Felony three and
Tampering or Fabricating physical evidence Felony three,  Officer William
transported both Wilson and Booker to Center Police Department where they
were booked in on their charges.

 

 

 

 

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Comptroller’s Office Now Accepting Applications for Match the Promise Tuition Grants, Matching Scholarships*


 

 
*(AUSTIN)* — Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminded Texans applications are now being accepted for 2016-2017 Texas Match the Promise Foundationâ„  awards.
 
The foundation, in cooperation with the Comptroller's office, encourages Texas families to save for college by offering competitive matching scholarships and tuition grants to Texas students who are beneficiaries of a Texas Tuition Promise Fund® (TTPF) account — the state's prepaid college tuition plan.
 
"During the 2015-16 school year, 62 students were approved for Match the Promise scholarships,” Hegar said. “We are excited about awarding a new batch of scholarships to the young people who represent the future of Texas.”
 
Fifth through ninth graders whose families have an annual income of $100,000 or less and who have a TTPF account may apply for the matching scholarships and tuition grants through Dec. 31, 2016. To be considered for a scholarship, students must write a career essay and meet other requirements. Complete details can be found at MatchThePromise.org [ http://matchthepromise.org/ ] or by calling 1-800-531-5441, ext. 3-7570.
 
Families also can enroll in TTPF during this time if they have not already done so. Get more information at TuitionPromise.org [ http://tuitionpromise.org/ ].
 
Match the Promise is funded by individuals who have donated the cash value of property held in the state's unclaimed property program, as well as by donations from individuals, businesses and organizations and state employees through the State Employee Charitable Campaign. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) federal tax-exempt public charity and is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions.

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VFW POST 8904 REMEMBERS SEPTEMBER 11, 2001


 

Patriot Day is on Sunday, September 11th, the program will be Friday, September 9th.

 
Those who we lost on September 11, 2001, will forever hold a cherished place
in our hearts and in the history of our nation. By a joint resolution
approved December 18, 2001, (Public Law 107-89), Congress authorized the
president to designate September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day" to
perpetuate the memory of those who perished in the attack on America and to
pursue peace and justice in the world and security at home.
 
Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary
invite the citizens of Shelby County to join them at their annual Patriot
Day Observance, Friday, September 9th, 2016 at the Veterans Memorial located
on the grounds of the Historic Shelby County Courthouse.  The program will
begin at 10:00 am and include a prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, remarks by
Center Fire Chief Keith Byndom, Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell,
Center Chief of Police Jim Albers and Jessie Griffith of ACE EMS, and a
memorial wreath laying.  The program will be closed with the playing of
Taps.
 
If you cannot join us we urge all citizens to take a moment to remember the
over 3000 innocent people who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
Sacrifice is meaningless without remembrance.  America's collective
consciousness demands that all citizens recall and be aware of the deaths of
their fellow countrymen. Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunup
until sunset on Sunday, September 11th, 2016.  More information contact Post
Quartermaster Larry Hume, at 598-2976.
 

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STABBING IN CENTER!!!!


 

On Thursday September 1, 2016 Center Police Department Officers responded to
1100 Garrett Street in reference to a reported stabbing. Detective Haley was
called out to process the crime scene.  Detective Haley discovered that two
victims, 19 year old Carlos Booth and 18 year old Mon-Travious Harris had
been stabbed and Harris was transported to Nacogdoches Medical Center in
Center Texas for treatment. Through Detective Haley's investigation it was
discovered that 31 year old Anthony Letroy James who is the neighbor to the
victims had gotten angry. Anthony Letroy James walked to the victim's
residence where an altercation began. Anthony Letroy James pulled a knife on
the victims stabbing Booth under his left rib area puncturing his lung and
then slicing Harris lower torso. Detective Haley located the suspect at 1160
Garrett Street where he was arrested for two counts of Aggravated Assault
with a deadly weapon felony 2 and Anthony Letroy James's girlfriend,
Mackeish Lanne Moore was arrested for Hindering Apprehension misdemeanor A
and transported to the Center Police Department where they were booked in on
their charges without further incident.
 
Mon-Travious Harris was treated for his injuries and released by Nacogdoches
Medical Center in Center Texas while Carlos Booth was later life flighted to
Nacogdoches Texas to be further treated.
 
 

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MEGA Raffle Center Athletic Booster Club


 

The CENTER ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB 
 
*is making the following Roughrider Athletic Fan Package available:*
 
 
*CAB Pass Package @ $65 each to include:*
 
*1 Purple cap w/ choice of logo color (gold or pink logo)*
 
 
 
*1 Athletic Pass that will allow admission to all CISD regular-season,
HOME, sporting events, EXCLUDING Varsity Football.CAB Passes can be
purchased from any Booster Club Member or Roughrider Athletic
Office Monday - Thursday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.2016 Center Athletic
Booster Mega RafflePowered 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 onFriday, 0ctober
21, 2016Roughrider StadiumCenter RoughridersVsHenderson Lions (Proceeds
benefit ALL CISD athletic programs)*
 

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Food Handler’s Training Course to be Offered


 

Food Handler’s Training Course to be Offered
 
 
The “Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER)” was revised, updated and was effective October 11, 2015.  A major change in the revision now requires ALL food employees to complete an accredited food handlers training program within 60 days of employment, effective September 1, 2016.  
 
A food handler’s course, accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services, is being offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.  Food Safety:  It’s In Your Hands will be offered by the Shelby County Extension Office on Wednesday, September 21st, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the active Shelby County Courthouse, 2nd floor community room in Center, Texas 75935. 
  
This two-hour course is highly recommended for all food service employees to promote the service of safe food.  The course is a basic overview of food safety practices that are necessary to ensure that safe food is served at your establishment.  Practices discussed include good personal hygiene, cross contamination, and time and temperature abuse.
 
To register for this course, contact Jheri-Lynn McSwain, County Extension Agent at 936-598-7744 or jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu.  The cost is $25 per person (check or money order) and must be paid in full before the course begins.  The class is taught in English but Spanish handouts are available if requested in advance.  You can also complete your food handler’s card online at www.foodsafetyonline.tamu.edu.

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CITY OF JOAQUIN SPECIAL CALLED MEETING AGENDA SEPTEMBER 6


 

CITY OF JOAQUIN 
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
AGENDA 
September 6, 2016
 
The City Council of Joaquin will meet in special session Tuesday, September 6, 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.
Discussion & Council Action on Approval of Budget.
Discussion & Council Action on adoption of proposed tax rate (.309500 per $100 of value).
Discussion & Council Action on Tank Repair Bids
Discussion &Council Action Water Operator Report- TCEQ Audit  
Adjournment.  
IF during the course of the of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda should be held  in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in executive or closed session, in accordance With the Texas Open Meetings Act, Governmental Code Section 551 and Texas Revised Civil Statutes.
 
Posted by Amanda Willey on September 2, 2016 at 6:54a.m.
 
The following were notified
 
Light & Champion, Shelby County Today, Center Broadcasting, East Texas Press
 

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Center Middle School Cheer Camp


 

Center Middle School cheerleaders for the 2016-2017 school year recently
attended cheer camp and came away with several awards and recognitions.
All American awards went to Skylar Causey, Mekaiya Hubbard, Laney Parker,
Tatum Mettauer, Taylor Horton, Calizjah Johnson.  Camper of the Week  -
Kaitlin Williams; Cheer Game Winners - Skylar Causey, Jayla Moore, Jayla
Caraway and Ally Jones; Leadership Award - Baili Profitt, Kaitlin Williams
and Mekaiya Hubbard; Sportsmanship - Baili Profitt; Most Improved and Save
the Day (stunt) - Jayla Moore; Dancing Diva - Skylar Causey; Top Girl of
the Day (stunt) - Breanna Castillo; Sharpness Award - Ashlyn Creech; Jump
Off Champion - Mekaiya Hubbard; Baha Barbie (stunt) - Laney Parker; Most
St. Jude addresses returned - Avery Snell, Mekaiya Hubbard.
Both 7th and 8th grade squads received spirit sticks for being "Spirited
Awards".  Both squads are credentialed, meaning they are certified in their
safety credentials and know the rules of safety.  Squads received Gold and
Blue superior ribbons for their evaluations of cheer, extreme routine, and
game day. Cheer sponsors are Jessica Gurley and Stephnie Helton.
 
 
 
 
 

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Center High School Band receives rewards


 

Center High School Band recently attended annual band camp, with several
members earning various awards.
 
 
Freshman Name Game Winner Paulina Salazar
 
 
Most Rider Awards Elizabeth Chavez
 
 
Outstanding Freshmen Lena Amburn Jonathan Bustos
 
 
Outstanding Juniors Witt Dockins Rylee Morris
 
 
Outstanding Seniors Alex Duarte Kim Rodriguez
 
 
Outstanding Sophmore Clayton Waller and Katelyn Bolton
 
 
Outstanding student awards
 
 
1st place squad
 
 
2nd place squad
 
 
3rd place squad
 
 
Outstanding student awards
 
 
 
 

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CITY OF JOAQUIN SPECIAL WORKSHOP SESSION AGENDA September 6, 2016


 

CITY OF JOAQUIN 
SPECIAL WORKSHOP SESSION
AGENDA 
September 6, 2016
 
The City Council of Joaquin will meet in Special Workshop session Tuesday, September 6, 2016 6:30 p.m. at The Joaquin City Hall located at 124 North Preston, Joaquin, Texas.
 
ORDER OF BUSINESS
 
1. Call to order, establish quorum, welcome guests
2. Budget Discussions.
3. Adjournment
 
 
IF during the course of the of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda should be held   in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in executive or closed session, in accordance With the Texas Open Meetings Act, Governmental Code Section 551 and Texas Revised Civil Statutes.
 
Posted by Amanda Willey on September 1, 2016 at 10:32 a.m.
Light & Champion, Shelby County Today, Center Broadcasting, East Texas Press.
 
 

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Tenaha ISD Bass Fishing Team Seek Boat Captains and Sponsors


 

Tenaha High School has recently established the Tenaha High School Bass Fishing Team. We are looking for Boat Captains and support from businesses in our area. 
The Bass Team is in need of sponsors for registrations fees, equipment and team shirts. Sponsors would be recognized for their support through the school web page, the Tenaha Tiger Daily, local and area newspapers and social media. 
 
The Tenaha High School Bass Team has been established to promote awareness of educational opportunities through fishing. Your support would be greatly appreciated! Contact Tenaha High School at 936-248-5000 ext .501 or email armstrongashley@tenahaisd.com.
 

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The San Augustine Chamber of Commerce welcomes a new Executive Director!


 

 
 
Kelly Camp is filling the vacancy left when Tasha Byrd recently joined
the Mission Dolores team. Kelly is originally from San Augustine and her family settled in the county in the 1860s.
 
After attending Lufkin schools, Kelly graduated from the University of
Houston at Clear Lake and then earned a Masters in Tourism Science from
Texas A&M University in 2002.  During the oil and gas boom she managed
contracts in the Land departments of Enterprise Products and DCP Midstream
pipeline companies.  Most recently, she was the Senior Manager of Land
Administration for EQT Corporation in Pittsburgh, PA.  While at EQT she sat
on a number of committees, including Innovation and Community Outreach, and
was selected as their attendee for the 2014-15 Women’s Executive Leadership
Program at Duquesne University.  With the downturn in the energy industry
she gladly returned to San Augustine to escape those cold northern winters.
 
“San Augustine has always felt like home to me, and I am honored to have
this opportunity.  The Chamber of Commerce model represents the Spirit of
Enterprise, protecting and promoting the local community.  A recent study
by the Schapiro Group found that 49% of consumers were more likely to think
favorably of a local business if it was a member of the local Chamber— and
80% were more likely to purchase a product or service from a Chamber member.
This credibility and show of community support connects more customers to
our membership.  Not everyone knows that individuals and families can also
join the chamber to enjoy the networking and camaraderie, and memberships
are very affordable, starting as low as $15 per year.”
 
Having owned several small businesses, including the Houston Travelhost
franchise and a travel agency, she also understands their needs, and is
planning a workshop for them in November, once the dust settles from the
Sassafrass Festival on October 29th.  The workshop will be free to all
chamber members.
 
Kelly and her husband John, who married at The Columns in San Augustine in
2008, are looking forward making many new friends in the area.
 

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Ribbon Cutting Children's Advocacy Center/ CASA of East Texas


 

 

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