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Shelbyville Student Council Toy Drive


Shelbyville Student Council be collecting new un-wrapped toys to be donated to the Shelby County Advocacy Center.   Please bring toys for all age children.  All donations will be greatly appreciated! Please drop off between Dec 5 – Dec 15 at any campus.

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TxDOT PLANS OPEN HOUSE FOR FM 1878 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT LaNana Creek Bridge to be reconstructed


The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will host an Open House to gain public input regarding the planned replacement of the LaNana Creek Bridge on FM 1878 from 4-7 pm on Dec. 6 in the Nacogdoches ISD Board Room at 420 S. Shawnee Street.
 
The proposed project to replace the LaNana Creek Bridge is designed to enhance safety. This project is located adjacent to Stephen F. Austin State University and within Pecan Park inside the city of Nacogdoches.
 
Proposed improvements include a four-span concrete slab beam bridge with concrete decking and drilled shafts; four 11-foot travel lanes; 5-foot paved shoulders that may be used by cyclists; 5-foot sidewalks on each side; and bridge railing that will separate vehicular and pedestrian traffic. With these improvements, bridge weight limits would be removed.
 
The new bridge will be built on the existing alignment with no impact to the creek or LaNana Creek Trail. During construction, the LaNana Creek Trail will be closed.
 
The public is invited to attend the Open House where TxDOT officials will be on hand to answer questions and hear public comments in a come-and-go style format.
 
The public may also provide comments at www.txdot.gov or view plans at http://preview.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/projects/studies/lufkin/lanana-creek.html. To see a complete list of projects in the Lufkin District, visit http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/projects/project-tracker.html.
 
For more information about the LaNana Creek Bridge project, contact Janis Hillin, project manager, at janis.hillin@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4319. For more information about the Open House or for special assistance, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395.

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The Tenaha Roarin’ Band from Tigerland Earns Division One Rating


The Roarin’ Band from Tigerland competed at the UIL Region 21 Marching Contest on October 22nd in Homer Bryce Stadium at Stephen F. Austin University.  The band has worked hard since July to be successful in this contest.  They had a great performance, and earned a division one superior rating! This is the highest rating a band can receive at contest.  Great Job Band!  Thank you Tenaha ISD administration, TISD staff, parents, and the entire Tenaha community for your continued support of the Tenaha band program!
 
Some judges’ comments from the contest included:  "The Musicality of what you play is what I'm so impressed with!" -- "SO MUSICAL!" --"Good Attention to Detail.” -- "Beautiful dynamic contrast!"-- "I like your ensemble sound!" -- "Clean percussion, WOW!" -- "Nice sounds from ALL sections!" -- "Very attractive uniforms!" -- "BOY! Y'ALL SOUND GOOD!" 

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Traffic Switch Planned Onto New Bridge In San Augustine County


Traffic will be switched this week on US 96 at Ayish Bayou, marking the completion of a new bridge in San Augustine County.
Beginning this week, Longview Bridge & Road, contractor for the $3.9 million construction project, will move traffic from the existing bridge to the newly constructed bridge on US 96 that spans Ayish Bayou. Motorists will be confined to one lane during the traffic switch. Two-way traffic is expected to be restored once the traffic switch has been completed.
The project was approved by Texas Department of Transportation Commissioners in 2015. Bids for the project were received in May 2015, Longview Bridge & Road was given a notice to proceed in July, and work began in November. Work on the project included the construction of the new bridge and approaches.
Motorists are urged to use caution as workers begin to move traffic to the new bridge. Obey all signage and flaggers in the area. Be alert to moving equipment and workers as motorists are moved to the new bridge.
For a complete list of road closures and construction projects in the Lufkin District and throughout the state, visit drivetexas.org. All work schedules are subject to change in inclement weather.

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Timpson ISD Bear Update


Weekly Calendar of Events –
Tues. Nov. 29 – Basketball vs. Garrison – Away @ 4:30 p.m. -  JVG, JVB, VG, VB
Thurs. Dec. 1 – Basketball tournament at West Sabine – VB
Fri. Dec. 2 – Polar Express - Second Grade in Library
 
Lady Bear Update - Last Monday the Lady Bears faced Beckville at Timpson HS. The JV Lady Bears beat Beckville 24-7. Scoring for the Lady Bears were Dae Dae Grace with 10 points, Tyci Earl with 8, and Samaria Richard and Alexus Wallace scoring 3 each.
The #24 Varsity Lady Bears also beat Beckville 57-9. Scoring for the Lady Bears was Jasmine Rogers with 17, Brylee Behrens 15, Ja’Karia Deckard 13, Sara Duke 9, and McKenzie Burgay with 3. The Lady Bears are now 9-1 on the season.
 

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Center Middle School Will be Hosting a Book Fair


Center Middle School will be hosting a book fair next week, December 5
through 9.
 
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides the books kids
want to read. It's a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books
for every reading level.
Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting
benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps
children discover who they are. Please make plans to come to our Book Fair
and be involved in shaping your child's reading habits.
Remember, all purchases benefit our school. See you at the Book Fair!

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DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office - Update to Unresponsive Female


Desoto Parish's Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle would like to update the public of the unresponsive
female found in the 300 block of Margaret Street in Mansfield on November
26, 2016.  The female has been identified as China Sharde McCray, age 24, of
Mansfield, LA.  The investigation is on-going pending the results of the
final autopsy and toxicology reports.

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Shelby County Sheriff's Office to Host Annual Blood Drive


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Local Schools Plan Christmas Band Concerts


Center I.S.D. Christmas Band Concerts
 

The Center Band Christmas Concerts will be held Monday and Tuesday evenings at the Center High School Cafetorium. The 6th grade band will join the high school band Monday December 5th; with the 7th and 8th grade bands performing Tuesday December 6th. Both concerts will begin at 6:30 pm in the Center High School cafetorium.

 

Joaquin I.S.D. Fine Arts Christmas Program

 

Students from kindergarten age through seniors will be participating in the Joaquin school's Christmas program called, “Cookies For Santa”. The event will feature the younger kids singing songs and band members performing songs of the holidays. This special fine arts special presentation will be held in the Joaquin High School Gym on Thursday, December 15th at 6:00 pm.

 

Tenaha I.S.D. Band Christmas Program

 

Tenaha band students in grades 5 through 12 will participate in this year's Christmas Program. The event will be held on December 19th at 2:00 pm in the high school cafetorium.

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Sacred Sounds of the Season


The Center First United Methodist Church will host Sacred Sounds of the Season Thursday Dec. 1 in the church sanctuary at 6:00 p.m. Soloists, pianists, choirs, handbell choirs, and choirs from around the county will all be a part of this joyous event.

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Joaquin High School is implementing 1 to 1 Chromebooks


Parents and Students of Joaquin High School:
 
Joaquin High School is implementing 1 to 1 Chromebooks for our students. A Student/Parent Chromebook User Agreement has been developed and will be posted on Joaquin ISD’s website and Facebook page. In order for us to begin assigning the Chromebooks, a copy of the agreement will be sent home with each student for parents and students to review, sign, and return. 
 
We are excited to provide this opportunity for our students, as we prepare them for the world beyond high school.
 
Feel free to contact Joaquin High School if you have any questions.
 

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Rain Shower Developing to our SW Moving our Way


Looks like a line of showers and T-storms are continuing to develop SW of the Lufkin area. The movement is to the NE and if they hold together it will be in our area by 11am or noon and last until 2pm. They are now giving it a 75% chance for up to 1/4 inch of rain. Stay alert to a heavy downpour causing ponding on our road ways due to the wet ground conditions allowing causing runoff.

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Criminal Justice Students Tour State Jails


Panola College Criminal Justice students toured two State Jail Prison
Facilities in Henderson on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Professor Mark Dickerson
organized the tour as part of the Introduction to Criminal Justice class,
CRIJ 1301.
 
Participating in the field trip were John Buchanan, Lukas Davie, Marissa
Garcia, Candice Hamilton, Benjamin Hancock, Tanya Hulett, Tameal Jones,
Zachary Kiper, Alex Lavender, Bryan Lopez, Timothy Magness, Dustin Ramsey,
Yesenia Risinger, Carl Schulker, George Valdez, Nancy Vang, Lyndsey Wagner,
Kellie Wheeler, Shariyah Williams, Stelladra Woods, Lori Cramer, Afrikina
Dotson, Kelsey Francis, Kristen Honeycutt, Emily McIntosh, Latravia Willis.
 
Dickerson said the field trip gives his students a behind-the-scenes look
at prison life from an administrative, employee and inmate perspective.
 
"One of the reasons I plan this field trip is to show students another
portion of criminal justice they may have never considered as a career
opportunity," he said. "With each tour, I see former students that have
taken the tour and decided employment in corrections is not as scary or bad
as they thought. I have several former Panola College Criminal Justice
students now employed at the facilities."
 
Both jail facilities are managed by private corporations. The Bradshaw
State Jail is owned by the State of Texas but managed by Core Civic. The
East Texas Treatment Facility is owned and managed by Management Training
Corporation. Bradshaw is a holding facility where people serve time for
state jail offenses. The Treatment Facility provides treatment for
behavioral and addictive issues.
 
“The facilities illustrate the privatization of corrections not only here
in Texas, but also in the U.S. as a whole,” Dickerson said.
 
 
 
PHOTO CAPTION: Professor Mark Dickerson’s Panola College Criminal Justice
class toured two state jail facilities in Henderson recently.
 

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Tenaha Tiger Update


For the first time in Tenaha History, the Tenaha Lady Tigers woke up this
morning to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches top ranking.  That's
right.  By virtue of their great start to the 2016-17 campaign and their
ground shaking win at Martins Mill (previously ranked #2) last week, Coach
Garry Davison and the Tenaha Lady Tigers are ranked #1 by TABC.  
 
The Lady Tigers will open up play at the Special Events Center tomorrow
night against Martinsville with the JV to open play at 5:00 PM.  This
weekend, Tenaha travels to Lipan for the Lipan Tournament, and will return
home to take on a tough Joaquin Lady Ram squad in the District 22-2A opener
on Tuesday.  
 
The 13-0 Tenaha Tigers will take on the #1 ranked,
two-time defending State Champion, 13-0 Bremond Tigers in the Class 2A State
Quarterfinals at Cougar Stadium at 7:00 PM.  Tickets are $7/$5.  TISD also
has rented a fan bus charter for the game that will depart the TISD parking
lot at 2:00 PM with a stop at Bucee's along the way.
 
Tonight at the SEC:  Tenaha JH vs. Cushing-four games starting at 4:30 PM

 

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Job Scam Investigation Update


Desoto Parish Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle would like to update the public on the job scam
investigation.  Detectives assigned to the case are still following leads
and awaiting document returns from multiple search warrants following a
consultation with the District Attorney's Office.  Sheriff Arbuckle wants to
assure the public that a thorough investigation is and will be completed.
Anyone who paid the $100.00 fee for a TWIC card and has not reported the
loss to our office yet we urge to contact the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office
at (318) 872-3956.

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Santa’s Christmas Parade This Saturday


Santa Claus is coming to town this Saturday, December 3.  Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade Committee Chairman Randy Collard reports that during the parade afternoon the Daughters of the Republic William Carroll Crawford Chapter will host tours of the First Ladies in Texas Building on the historic downtown Center Square prior to Santa’s Christmas Parade, presented by Shelby Savings Bank. 

 

Downtown businesses such as Mooney’s Emporium, Little Fox Marketplace, Chop Shop and Gatherings will be participating in the Christmas Sidewalk Marketplace and will be open prior to the parade.  The Rio Theatre will have a 3:00 p.m. matinee movie showing of “Trolls” with their concession open.

 

Vendors will be located on the Courthouse lawn and on the sidewalk at Gatherings with funnel cakes, cookies, popcorn, Frito pie, hot chocolate, coffee, and soft drinks starting at 4:00 p.m.

 

According to Collard, Grand Marshal Ann Forbes, wife of 2016 Distinguished Service Award recipient, the late Jim Forbes, will lead the parade at 6:00 p.m. The Grand Marshal vehicle is sponsored by Farmers State Bank. Over 20 floats will make their way through the heart of downtown to delight the young and old alike. Parade winners will be announced via media on Monday, December 5.

 

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 to Hold Two Fall Commencement Ceremonies


Panola College’s 2016 fall commencement will be held on Thursday, December
8, 2016 in the Arthur Johnson Gymnasium on the Carthage Campus. Due to the
growing enrollment and graduation rates at Panola College, the College will
divide its graduating class into two ceremonies for the first time. The
first ceremony will begin at 5:00 p.m. followed by the second ceremony at
7:30 p.m..
 
“Hosting two ceremonies will allow Panola College to accommodate more
guests which in the past has been an issue due to the increasing number of
graduates,” says Jeremy Dorman, Director of Admissions and Registrar at
Panola College. “We are also looking forward to holding commencement on
campus this year after having the event at the Carthage Civic Center for
the past several ceremonies due to campus renovations.”

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Mooney’s Emporium to Host Business After Hours


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors along with Mooney’s Emporium will welcome Chamber members to a Business After Hours event on Tuesday, December 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 107 San Augustine Street.  Chelle Mooney will showcase their newest inventory items.
Mooney’s Emporium specializes in creating unique and personalized gifts and has a great variety of custom made tee shirts.  This event will feature new apparel, sale items and samples of food and drink products that are also available in the store. Chamber members and Young Professionals Network members are asked to bring their business cards to exchange and be eligible for door prizes during the event.  Refreshments will be served.
For more information please contact the Chamber at 936-598-3682 or info@shelbycountychamber.com.
The mission statement of 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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Shelby County Burn Ban Lifted


The Shelby County Commissioners Court met Monday morning and lifted the burn ban. Outdoor burning is now permitted. Please do so responsibility.

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Radio News 11-28-16


 

 

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Panola College men go 1-1 in Guy Davis Thanksgiving Classic


 

Panola College men go 1-1 in Guy Davis Thanksgiving Classic
 
 
Lufkin, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team went 1-1 this past
weekend at the Guy Davis Thanksgiving Classic in Lufkin, Texas at Angelina
College. After this weekend, Panola claims a 7-3 record. “Once again, our
guys faced a tremendous amount of adversity in the two games we played.”
Head Coach Grant McMillan stated. “I think we are finally starting to
figure some things out on both ends of the floor. Our non-conference
schedule has certainly prepared us for our league opener this week.” He
Added.
 
 
Game 1 - #9 Odessa 73 Panola 70
 
 
Panola College and Odessa College opened the tournament Friday afternoon.
After a back and forth battle to begin the game. Odessa nailed a flurry of
three pointers to take a 17-34 lead with just under eight minutes remaining
in the first half. Panola closed the half on a 12-6 run and found
themselves trailing at halftime, 29-40.
 
 
The Ponies started strong in the second half going on 30-14 run to take a
59-54 lead at the six minute mark in the second half. With the score 63-60
and 2:14 remaining in the ball game, Odessa stole a pass and raced down to
score a lay-up along with a foul. A controversial double technical as well
as a flagrant foul call, led to Odessa shooting three foul shots and
retaining possession. Panola had two separate three point attempts to tie
the game but neither fell.
 
 
Leading the way for the Ponies was big man, Tope Arikawe. He recorded a
double-double in the loss netting 20 points and chasing down 14 rebounds.
 
 
 
Game 2 – Panola 98 – Southwestern Christian 90
 
 
Panola’s second game featured the Ponies and Region V opponent Southwestern
Christian. In a fast paced game, Panola found themselves ahead at halftime
48-42. The first five minutes of the second half the Ponies grew their lead
to 15 points but Southwestern crawled their way back. Again, red hot
shooting from Southwestern gave them a 75-70 lead with 6:43 remaining in
the ball game. Panola regained the lead 87-84 before Southwestern hit a
three with .48 seconds remaining to send the game in overtime.
 
 
In overtime, Panola scored the first six points and played stellar defense
holding Southwestern to just three total in the overtime period.
 
 
Leading the way offensively for Panola was Tyonte Robertson who recorded a
career high 24 points. Chan Williams-Bey also netted 20 points. Eric McGill
scored in double-figures with 18. Marlon Taylor recorded a double-double
with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Bryson Lockley had a career high 10
rebounds. Panola shot a season high 42 percent from three in the victory.
 
 
Panola will begin conference play this upcoming Wednesday when they head to
Blinn College. Tip-off is set for 7:30 on the campus of Blinn College.
 

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BAD WEATHER TODAY!!!


 
 
We are now in an Enhanced Risk of Severe Thunderstorms across portions of Deep East Texas as well as portions of Southwest Arkansas and all of Northern Louisiana for Monday as shown in the graphics below.  Stay tuned to your favorite weather sources throughout the day MONDAY.  Especially during the prime daytime heat hours.
 
Timing and Overview:Showers and thunderstorms...some strong in intensity...will begin to move into the Middle Red River Valley of Northeast Texas...Southeast Oklahoma and Southwest Arkansas after midnight tonight towards sunrise Monday Morning. These thunderstorms will become more numerous throughout the day with strong to severe thunderstorms likely across the Slight and Enhanced Risk areas (see graphic). The greatest risk could come during peak afternoon heating which would only serve to further enhance the already elevated risks. 
Four State Impacts:
 
Impacts:  Wind Shear is extreme with this weather system...so if supercells can form...then isolated tornadoes would become the greatest risk. Damaging wind gusts and large hail are also possible.  Brief Heavy downpours will be possible as well with rainfall amounts generally between 1 and 3 inches before the rain ends Monday Evening (see graphic).   
 
 
 
 

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Strong Storms Possible Monday


The National Weather Service is warning of possible severe storms on Monday.
Showers and thunderstorms will become widespread across the region during the day Monday.
Some of these storms could be severe with damaging thunderstorm wind gusts of 60 mph or
higher...quarter sized hail or larger and isolated tornadoes all being possible. 
Locally heavy rainfall will be possible as well until the storm system exits the region
to the East Monday evening.

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Sons of Confederate Veterans Christmas Party


 

The Capt. Jesse Amason Camp # 282 Sons of Confederate Veterans will join the General Horace Randal Camp #1533 for our joint Christmas party Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Carthage Country Club on US 79 east of Carthage.  We will not meet the last Monday of November nor the last Monday of December.

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BOIL WATER NOTICE


 

Due to a mechanical problem at the plant water for Denning Rural Water Supply, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requires our water
system Denning Rural Supply to notify the customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.
 
This includes all of the Denning Rural Water Supply customers. To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two (2) minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water from some other suitable source.
 
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials will notify you that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue
boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice.
 
If you have any questions concerning this matter, you may contact Denning Rural Water Supply at 936-288-0489.
 

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Recycle Print Cartidges


 

Approximately 1.3 billion inkjet cartridges are used around the world
annually and less than 30% are recycled.  8 ink cartridges are thrown away
every second in the United States.  In one year, the world's discarded
cartridges would circle the earth twice if stacked end-to-end.  A toner
laser cartridge can take up to 450 years to decompose in a landfill and it
takes about a gallon of oil to produce every new toner/laser cartridge
(source: evolve recycling.com).  
 
Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 has an ongoing
recycling program for ink jet and laser printer cartridges.  Please bring
yours by Chief Imaging, 614 Tenaha St., Center Monday - Friday 9 a - 5p.
The post also accepts for recycling unwanted cell phones and rechargeable
batteries that are 5 pounds or less.  More information please call Post
Quartermaster, Larry Hume, 598-2976.

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Mooney’s Emporium After Hours


 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors along with Mooney’s Emporium will host a Business After Hours event on Tuesday, December 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mooney’s Emporium is located at 107 San Augustine St. on the downtown Center square.  Chelle Mooney will showcase her newest inventory items.
 
Mooney’s is a specialty shop with a variety of unique items, custom designed tee shirts, one of a kind gifts and many ideas for Christmas gifts.
  
Refreshments will be served and Chamber members and Young Professionals Network members are asked to bring their business cards to exchange and be eligible for door prizes.
  
For more information please contact the Chamber at 936-598-3682 or visit www.shelbycountychamber.com
 

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Jubilee Days


 

 

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Christmas Junk in the Trunk


 

Saturday December 3 San Augustine Main Street invites you to participate in
the monthly Junk in the Trunk Event.    It's a great opportunity to earn a
few bucks for your Christmas spending and at the same time clean out your
homes for the Christmas holidays.    Business vendors are welcome too!
Fill out an application and drive in to one of the parking spaces on the
downtown square, open your trunk, and start selling from 10-2 p.m.    Vendor
applications may be requested by calling 936-201-9798.    Spaces can be
rented for $5.00 each.    See you there!     Downtown shops will be open
too!    

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Radio News 11-25-16


 

 

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Thanksgiving Radio News


 

 

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Christmas Jubilee Days


 

San Augustine County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their annual Christmas Jubilee Days from December 1st through the 3rd. San Augustine's historic downtown will be full of Christmas scents, sights, sounds and shopping. 
 
All three days, deomstrations, refreshments, drawings and games will be offered. There will also be vendors offering great bargains and extended store hours. There will also be charitable giving locations. 
 
The Christmas Parade will march December 2nd at 5PM. On December 3rd, Junk in the Trunk will be held from 10AM to 2PM. The Miss Merry Christmas Pageant will also be held on the 3rd at the Historic Museum at 5PM. 
 
Fore more information, please contact Tracy at 936-201-9798 or sanaugustinemainstreet@gmail.com.

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Commissioners' Court Special Meeting Agenda, Nov 28th


 

Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 28th day of November, 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. James Box to address the Court concerning culverts for CR 4117.
3. Reconsider contract with Pharmacy Benefit Management to secure prescription management for Indigent Care Program.
4. Consider lifting the burn ban.
5. Consider the Purchase and License Agreement with Spillman Technologies, Inc. to purchase an integrated software system for the Shelby County Sheriff’s office.
6. Accept the agreement with Serenity Software Services LLC for the District Clerk and Justice of the Peace offices.
7. Adjourn

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VFW Post Recycling Program for Printer Cartridges


 

Approximately 1.3 billion inkjet cartridges are used around the world annually and less than 30% are recycled.  8 ink cartridges are thrown away every second in the United States.  In one year, the world’s discarded cartridges would circle the earth twice if stacked end-to-end.  A toner laser cartridge can take up to 450 years to decompose in a landfill and it takes about a gallon of oil to produce every new toner/laser cartridge (source: evolve recycling.com). 
 
Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 has an ongoing recycling program for ink jet and laser printer cartridges.  Please bring yours by Chief Imaging, 614 Tenaha St., Center Monday – Friday 9 a – 5p.  The post also accepts for recycling unwanted cell phones and rechargeable batteries that are 5 pounds or less.  More information please call Post Quartermaster, Larry Hume, 598-2976.

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Panola Women's Basketball Blow Past Jaguars


 

With 5 lead changes to start the first quarter, Panola was once again being tested on their resilience early on. But a baseball pass from Sophomore Genesis Rivera to Freshman Patience Okpe to start the second quarter would spark a run for the Fillies as they put another win under their belts Tuesday night. The Fillies beat Jacksonville College on the road 82-62, opening up conference play 1-0.
 
"The team came out a little sluggish in the first quarter, but really stepped up over the next three quarters by playing well on both ends of the floor. I was really pleased how we stepped up and stopped every rally Jacksonville attempted tonight” Head Coach Kite says. 
 
Jacksonville was only able to lead by most 3 points. Once the Fillies took the lead at 19-18 in the second quarter, they never let up. They walked into the locker room at half time leading 40-27.  
 
In the third quarter, Jacksonville would come as close as 6 points, but team ball movement, fast transition play and straight up grind kept the Fillies in the lead the whole way through.
 
Brazilian native, Stefany Lourenco, lead all scorers with 25 points on the night. "I am excited! I like this team and love playing with them" she noted on her career high night. She came away with a full stat line shooting 9-17 (52%), 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 block and went 6-6 from the free throw line. This is the 6th time that the Fillies have had a different player lead in points. Freshman Daria Eremeeva recorded her first career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman Patience Okpe added 15 and Sophomore Genesis Rivera added 12. Denasia Watson tied her career high in assists with 5, leading the team on the night in that area.
 
The Fillies are now off to one of the best starts in Panola history, moving their win streak to 6-0. They will hit the floor again November 25th-26th in the TVCC classic. They will face Johnson Community College and Tallahassee College. Game times are 1:00pm on Friday and 10:00 am on Saturday.

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High School Sports Update


 

 
High School Football
 
 
The Tenaha Tigers football team has a neutral playoff game vs. Iola on Friday, November 25 @ 1p.
 
The San Augustine Wolves football team has a neutral playoff game vs. Carlisle on Friday, November 25 @ 6:30p.
 
 
High School Basketball
 
The Center Roughriders basketball team has a neutral non-conference game vs. Whitehouse on Friday, November 25 @ 7p.
 
The Timpson Bears basketball team has an away non-conference game @ rival school Garrison on Tuesday, November 29.

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*Upcoming Healthcare Continuing Education Classes offered*


 

*Upcoming Healthcare Continuing Education Classes offered*
 
 
 
The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education Department will be
offering several healthcare spring classes.  If you are interested in
earning your EKG certification, the class will be offered from March 27
through May 15, 2017 on the Panola College campus.  The class will meet
Monday and Thursday from 6-9:30 pm, and the cost is $999.
 
 
 
Medication Aide class is scheduled for February 2 through May 4, 2017 and
will meet Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 5:30-9:30 pm.
 
 
 
Massage Therapy will be offered February 28 through March 2018.  The class
will meet Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-9:30 pm and alternating Saturdays
9 am-6 pm.  The cost of the class is $4,199.
 
 
 
Phlebotomy class will meet Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 5-8:15 pm
from January 30 through July 26, 2017.
 
 
 
Pre-registration is required for all classes.  To register or to find out
more, contact Panola College Workforce & Continuing Education,
903-693-2067, 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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*Christmas in Carthage set Tuesday, Nov. 29*


 

 
 
*Christmas in Carthage set Tuesday, Nov. 29*
 
 
 
Panola College fine arts students, along with community organizations, are
combining to present a Christmas Gala at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the
Carthage Civic Center. Admission is set at $10 for adults, and $5 for
students and children. Tickets may be purchased at the Panola College
Business Office on Monday, Nov. 28, or at the Civic Center door the evening
of the concert.
 
 
 
Christmas in Carthage is a Panola College tradition. Dwaine Hubbard,
instrumental music professor, and Sandra Bauer, vocal music professor,
collaborated to revive the tradition for Christmas 2016.
 
 
 
“Christmas in Carthage was conceived by Larry Brumley, who led the Panola
College Choral department for many years,” Bauer said. “It was originally a
dinner served by members of the Pipers followed by a performance by the
Pipers.”
 
 
 
Hubbard added that for many Carthage residents, Christmas in Carthage was
the highlight of the Christmas season.
 
 
 
“We are excited to be able to present this program 30 years after the debut
of the original Christmas in Carthage, and hope to continue the legacy of
excellence that was begun by those who came before us,” Hubbard added.
 
 
 
The Panola College Chorale, Pipers, and Chamber Singers will join the
Concert and Jazz Bands in performing holiday selections. Mike McGowan,
retired instrumental music professor, has written a special arrangement of
“The Wonderful World of Christmas,” which will be presented by the Chorale
and Concert Band, and an arrangement for “We All Need a Little Christmas,”
which will close the show.
 
 
 
Dr. Greg Powell, Panola College President, will welcome guests. Dean Freddy
Mason will present “One Solitary Life,” by Dr. James Allan Francis. The
Panola College Rodeo Team, along with Coach Jeff Collins, will present “A
Cowboy Night Before Christmas.”
 
 
 
Students from Rowe Performing Arts will dance to “Waltz of the Flowers.”
Dancers include Annie Mahaffey, Addison Pope, Madison Smith, and Kipton
Travis.
 
 
 
Panola College vocal students performing include Lily Allphin, Chris
Barnes, Tarsheanna Bauer, Dakota Brown, Shelby Brown, Anne Buongiorne,
Ahmadreion Casel, Hannah Cortinas, Victoria Cortinas, Kassidee Cox, Anna
Crumbie, Alyia Doktor, Janel Dunn, Mitchell Emeahu, Brittany Fendall,
Shelby Gibson, KGuillermo Gomez, Lorena Gonsalez, Tyesha High, Shannon
James, Whiteney Kenani, Jenna King, Destiney Miller, Samantha Murphey,
Ashley Newton, Augustine Oriakhi, Walker Pahlman, Melissa Palacios, Diana
Perez, Kyana Reagan, Dillon Reynolds, Mia Sartor, Samuel Slone, James
Smith, Rachel Strauss, Jamecia Taylor, Keairra Ware, Lauren Williams,
Christina Willie, Cheyenne Woodard, Montana Woodard, and Austin Wright.
 
 
 
Band members include Esmeralda Acosta, Ana Asencio, Kayla Avila, Jaqui
Gonzales, Savana Hanaway, Julie Hernandez, Alexandria Lavender, Mallory
Sims, Samuel Slone, Cheyenne Woodard, Madison Youngblood, Zo’e Crayton,
Lorena Gonzales, Marissa Jones, Kirsten Mayfield, Perla Perez, Chelsea
Roquemore, Ryesha Walton, Arriauna Ware, Montana Woodard, Kenshena Woodard,
Destiney Miller, Whitney Thomas, Kassi Orbaugh, Austin Wright, Leo Sanchez,
Lady Flores, Tyler Helms, Bianca Ramirez, Dillon Reynolds, Scott Rogers,
Tarsheanna Bauer, Dakota Brown, Robby Cox, Alexis Salas, Juan Morales,
Urias Quetzala, Cole Donald, Daniel Quetzala, Vanessa Rodriguez, Lirio
Rodriguez, Delaina Truitt, Raderrius Colbert, Tyreese Johnson, Isaiah Key,
Jarid Barton, Ashton Bruce, Rachel Mukweyi, Trevor Romine, Taylor
Schneckloth, Kenzie Yaws, and Branton Reeves.
 
 
 
“The main focus for the performance is to showcase all the wonderful
musical ensembles at Panola College. The Christmas music will be light,
enjoyable, and fun and will even include some audience sing-alongs,”
Hubbard said.
 
 
 

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CITY OF JOAQUIN REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING AGENDA


 

CITY OF JOAQUIN 
REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING
AGENDA 
November 28, 2016
 
The City Council of Joaquin will meet in regular session Monday , November 28 , 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 selecting an engineering firm for application and engineering services related to the 2017-2018 TxCDBG Community Development Fund.
8. Discussion & Council Action on use Hotel/ Motel Tax funds for electrical work –Farmer’s Market Building
9. Discussion & Council Action on approval of Interlocal agreement with Shelby County Pct. 3.
10. Discussion & Council Action on approval of Public Purpose donation –First United Methodist Church Toy Drive.
11. Discussion & Council Action on approval of purchase of 2006 Ford F350 Crew Cab.
12. Discussion & Council Action on application to amend TCEQ permit to market wastewater.
13. 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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CITY OF TENAHA REGULAR CALLED COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA


 

 
November 28, 2016
 
If during the course of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda that should be held in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in executive or closed session, in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code Section 551 and Texas Revised Civil Statues.
 
The City Council of Tenaha will meet in regular session on Monday – November 28, 2016 at 5:15 p.m. at the Tenaha Municipal Building located at 238 N. George Bowers Drive, Tenaha, Texas.
 
Order of Business:
1. Call to Order & Roll Call
2. Pledge and Prayer
3. Welcome Guests/Public Comments
4. Consider Approval for Minutes from October 24, 2016 Regular Scheduled Council Meeting  and November 10, 2016 Called Council Meeting - ACTION
5. Consider Approval for October 2016 Financials – ACTION
6. Discuss and Consider Setting a Council Meeting during December 2016 - ACTION
7. Consider Approval of Packet of Resolutions, Proclamations, Policies and Plans as Required by the 2016 TxCDBG Street Improvements Grant Contract with the Texas Department of Agriculture. – ACTION
8. Discuss and Consider Approval to Advertise the Marshal’s New Car Purchase Out For Bid – ACTION
9. Review and Approve Date Change for September 2016 Minutes – ACTION
10. Review and Consider Approval to Revise 2.12 Travel Reimbursement – To Allow Advance Funds Be Furnished to Personnel Authorized to Travel - ACTION
11. Closed Session Per Section 551.074 Open Meetings Act – Personnel Matters
a. Review New Compensation Package for Elizabeth Swint
12. Return to Open Session
a. Approve New Compensation Package for Elizabeth Swint - ACTION
13. Department Head Updates
14. Council Comments
15. Adjourn
 

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Weather Update


 

 

Below is the storm threat update just issued by the NWS in Shreveport's weather guys and gals. 
Stay alert and follow your favorite weather sources. This is likely to be an event much like a Spring season storm event.  
 
A lake wind advisory has been issued as Southerly winds will begin to increase as the pressure gradients become more closely aligned. We are in the marginal area, but very near the edge  of the severe storm area.
 
 

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Oh What a Perfect Day for a Movie


 

National faith-based film company, JCFilms, is touring their newest dramatic feature film at Toledo Bend Cowboy Church on Sunday, December, 4th, at 6:00 PM. The movie will be preceded by a covered-dish dinner at 5:00 PM. JCFilms is bringing the filmmakers to speak after the movie. The movie, titled The Perfect Day, answers the horrifying question, “What would happen in America if simultaneous terrorist attacks happened on the same day?”
 
The Perfect Day is a feature film with a faith-based message created to start a national awareness and discussion on issues such as border protection, homegrown terrorism, radical Islam in America, weakened National Security, and to invigorate a renewed patriotism.
 
The film was created by FDNY 9/11 Survivors and military operations veterans. The film features 9/11 family members, first responders, military wounded warriors, families of the fallen and 9/11 survivors. The film stars actor Dean Cain (Superman), Retired Navy SEAL and Wounded Warrior Jason Redman, Retired FDNY Tim Brown and Karen Vaughn, who is the Gold Star mother of fallen Navy SEAL Aaron Vaughn.
 
Jason Campbell, President of JCFilms says, “Who better to make a film about terrorism other than the survivors of  9/11 and the American warriors that have directly engaged terrorism on the battlefield overseas or who have personally lost loved ones to Islamic Terrorism?
 
Retired Navy SEAL Jason Redman, who plays the lead role and Producer said, “Our goal in making this film is to create a national awareness and discussion amongst all Americans that local, regional and national law enforcement cannot beat this threat alone. It will take all Americans to be vigilant and aware to ensure an attack like 9/11 will never happen again.”
 
The producer of the The Perfect Day Film will be at Toledo Bend Cowboy Church on Sunday, December 4th at 6:00 PM to introduce and host the screening. Bro. Jeff Spring. Pastor of TBDB, said, “We are delighted to host this film event and the producer of the film to our church. It is important as believers we learn to be more vigilant in these uncertain times, but equally, we must be bold in proclaiming God’s providence and faithfulness.”
 
To view the trailer and learn more about the film, please visit: www.ThePerfectDayFilm.com

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Tri-County Community Action Birth to Five Project


 
Tri-County Community Action, Inc. Birth to Five Project gives priority to children with disabilities. At least, 10% of enrollment is comprised of children with special needs. Tri-County Community Action, Inc. Birth to Five Project collaborates closely with the local school districts. Local school districts are mandated to provide services to children with disabilities from ages 0 to 21.
 
Tri-County Community Action, Inc. Birth to Five Project and LEA (local schools) have an interagency agreement for services to children in the program that may need special services and that meet IDEA criteria.
 
Tri-County Community Action, Inc. Birth to Five Project has an interagency agreement with local ECI programs that provide services to children with disabilities 0 to 3 years of age. This agreement ensures the continuation of services through the Head Start Program for families who meet the eligibility criteria.
 
Tri-County Community Action, Inc. Birth to Five Project has licensed mental health professionals who provide preventative and intervention services to all Head Start children in need.
 
If you know of a child in need of these services, please contact your local Head Start office or you may contact Vanessa Davis, Special Services Manager at (936)598-6315 ext.22 or at vdavis@tccainc.org.
 

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Silent Auction


 

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) is holding a silent auction and accepting bids on a set of three wooden crosses. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center (SCCAC) to help buy Christmas gifts for children in need during their annual toy drive.
 
The crosses are made of cedar and are weatherproof. The set being auctioned off are identical to the set on display in front of the sheriff’s office.
 
Bids will be accepted until Thursday, December 8 at 4 p.m. The winning bidder will have until 4 p.m. on Friday, December 9 to pick up the crosses or the next highest bidder will be notified.
 
The opening bid will start at $150.00. To place a bid, contact Leah Chase at the SCSO at 936.598.5601, 936.572.0423 or by email at leah.chase@co.shelby.tx.us.
 
Shelby County Sheriff's Office
 
 

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Christmas in Carthage


 

 

 

 

 

 Panola College fine arts students, along with community organizations, are combining to present a Christmas Gala at 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 29, at the Carthage Civic Center. Admission is set at $10 for adults, and $5 for students and children. Tickets may be purchased at the Panola College Business Office on Monday, November 28, or at the Civic Center door the evening of the concert.
 
Christmas in Carthage is a Panola College tradition. Dwaine Hubbard, instrumental music professor, and Sandra Bauer, vocal music professor, collaborated to revive the tradition for Christmas 2016.
 
“Christmas in Carthage was conceived by Larry Brumley, who led the Panola College Choral department for many years,” Bauer said. “It was originally a dinner served by members of the Pipers followed by a performance by the Pipers.”
 
Hubbard added that for many Carthage residents, Christmas in Carthage was the highlight of the Christmas season.
 
“We are excited to be able to present this program 30 years after the debut of the original Christmas in Carthage, and hope to continue the legacy of excellence that was begun by those who came before us,” Hubbard added.
 
The Panola College Chorale, Pipers, and Chamber Singers will join the Concert and Jazz Bands in performing holiday selections. Mike McGowan, retired instrumental music professor, has written a special arrangement of “The Wonderful World of Christmas,” which will be presented by the Chorale and Concert Band, and an arrangement for “We All Need a Little Christmas,” which will close the show.
 
Dr. Greg Powell, Panola College President, will welcome guests. Dean Freddy Mason will present “One Solitary Life,” by Dr. James Allan Francis. The Panola College Rodeo Team, along with Coach Jeff Collins, will present “A Cowboy Night Before Christmas.”
 
Students from Rowe Performing Arts will dance to “Waltz of the Flowers.” Dancers include Annie Mahaffey, Addison Pope, Madison Smith, and Kipton Travis.
Panola College vocal students performing include Lily Allphin, Chris Barnes, Tarsheanna Bauer, Dakota Brown, Shelby Brown, Anne Buongiorne, Ahmadreion Casel, Hannah Cortinas, Victoria Cortinas, Kassidee Cox, Anna Crumbie, Alyia Doktor, Janel Dunn, Mitchell Emeahu, Brittany Fendall, Shelby Gibson, KGuillermo Gomez, Lorena Gonsalez, Tyesha High, Shannon James, Whiteney Kenani, Jenna King, Destiney Miller, Samantha Murphey, Ashley Newton, Augustine Oriakhi, Walker Pahlman, Melissa Palacios, Diana Perez, Kyana Reagan, Dillon Reynolds, Mia Sartor, Samuel Slone, James Smith, Rachel Strauss, Jamecia Taylor, Keairra Ware, Lauren Williams, Christina Willie, Cheyenne Woodard, Montana Woodard, and Austin Wright.
 
Band members include Esmeralda Acosta, Ana Asencio, Kayla Avila, Jaqui Gonzales, Savana Hanaway, Julie Hernandez, Alexandria Lavender, Mallory Sims, Samuel Slone, Cheyenne Woodard, Madison Youngblood, Zo’e Crayton, Lorena Gonzales, Marissa Jones, Kirsten Mayfield, Perla Perez, Chelsea Roquemore, Ryesha Walton, Arriauna Ware, Montana Woodard, Kenshena Woodard, Destiney Miller, Whitney Thomas, Kassi Orbaugh, Austin Wright, Leo Sanchez, Lady Flores, Tyler Helms, Bianca Ramirez, Dillon Reynolds, Scott Rogers, Tarsheanna Bauer, Dakota Brown, Robby Cox, Alexis Salas, Juan Morales, Urias Quetzala, Cole Donald, Daniel Quetzala, Vanessa Rodriguez, Lirio Rodriguez, Delaina Truitt, Raderrius Colbert, Tyreese Johnson, Isaiah Key, Jarid Barton, Ashton Bruce, Rachel Mukweyi, Trevor Romine, Taylor Schneckloth, Kenzie Yaws, and Branton Reeves.
 
“The main focus for the performance is to showcase all the wonderful musical ensembles at Panola College. The Christmas music will be light, enjoyable, and fun and will even include some audience sing-alongs,” Hubbard said.

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Former Mayor of Nacogdoches Passes away at 93


 

 A.L. Mangham was the former Mayor of Nacogdoches he passed away at the age of 93.  He passed away eariler this Morning.  He had made it his life work to improve the medical community.

 
Visitation services will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday at Cason-Monk Metcalf Funeral Home. Interment will be at Sunset Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday and a celebration service will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.
 
 
 

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Officer Blackwell Talks about Toy Give away


 

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Radio News 11-22-16


 

 

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SFA’s Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band to Perform ‘Mystical Travels’ Program


 

The Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band at Stephen F. Austin State University will present a concert titled “Mystical Travels” when the ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.
 
The Symphonic Band will open the first half of the concert with Henry Fillmore’s “Americans We,” conducted by graduate student Dwight Watson of Wylie. Fillmore composed many American marches, but “Americans We” borrows from the sentimental British tune “Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms,” which was originally attributed to Irish and Scottish heritage.
 
The second selection by Symphonic Band, directed by Dr. Tamey Anglley, assistant director of bands at SFA, will be Eric Whitacre’s “Sleep,” which began its life as an a cappella choral setting, with an original poem by Charles Anthony Silvestri.
 
“The chorale-like nature and warm harmonies seemed to call out for the simple and plaintive sound of winds, which makes a gorgeous addition to the wind symphony repertoire,” Anglley said.
 
The final selection by Symphonic Band will be “Diamond Tide” by Viet Cuong. Written in 2015, Cuong uses innovative percussion techniques and instrumental colors throughout the piece to achieve an alluring imagery, Anglley explained.
 
The second half of the concert will feature the Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. David Campo, associate director of bands, performing works by Gustav Holst, Alfred Reed and Michael Markowski.
 
Holst wrote his “1st Suite for Military Band” in 1909, although it did not become part of the repertoire of wind bands until many years later, Campo explained. Holst wrote this cornerstone of band literature at the age of 35; five years later he would begin composing his magnum opus, “The Planets.”
 
“The suite shows a mastery of orchestration, color and line as it takes us on a journey through emotional connections ranging from valor to despair,” Campo said. Cast in three movements, Holst noted, “As each movement is founded on the same phrase, it is requested that the ‘Suite’ shall be played right through without a break.”
 
A prolific composer, Reed penned more than 200 published works for concert band, orchestra, chorus and chamber ensembles. The Wind Symphony will perform his “Rosalind in the Forest of Arden.”
 
The concert ends with Markowski’s “Instinctive Travels.”
 
“Markowski’s musical compositions resonate with today’s audiences because of the cross-generational influences that have shaped this young composer’s mind,” Campo said. “He can combine the wittiness of a Gilbert & Sullivan patter song with the insightful social justice message of hip hop; he can meld a Broadway torch song with the smack of a viral video’s irreverent criticism.
 
“You may hear a hint of John Adams, Frank Ticheli or John Mackey in Markowski’s music, but don’t discount the likely influences of A Tribe Called Quest, Judy Garland or even Max Weinberg,” he added. “While along for the ride, ‘Instinctive Travels’ might just intersect with any and all of these perennial performers.”
 
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

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Tenaha Bombards Meridian ‘Jackets in Lopsided Scorefest


 

The Tenaha Tigers’ varsity football team used seven first-half scores and 466 yards of offense, during the first half, to shock the Meridian Yellowjackets into submission in the Area round of the state football playoffs. Ultimately the Tigers pulled away to a 76-0 win by adding three additional scores during the second half.
 
Two early scores by Trai Gardner, and first quarter scores by Onterio Thompson, Jay Lloyd and Christian Ashton, helped Tenaha send the message that this would be their night. Tenaha had a 28-0 lead at the end of the first quarter of play. To make things worse for the ‘Jackets, Ashton added an 8-yard score to begin the second period and balloon the Tigers’ lead to 35-0.
 
 
 
A Cody Foshee interception set up an Onterio Thompson touchdown run with 6:13 still left in the first half and THS led 42-0. Gardner added his third score of the night moments later to give Teneha a 49-0 lead with still over five minutes left in the opening half of play.
 
 
 
LaDarrius Garrett scored on a 2-yard run and gave the Tigers a 56-0 lead with 3:49 left in the second period. Thompson added a 60-yard run for the final score of the second period and gave THS a 63-0 lead with just one minute left in the second period.
 
 
 
The second half saw a running clock and the Tigers outscored Meridian by a 13-0 margin while boosting the game’s final score to the 76-0 margin.
 
Tenaha is now 12-0 on the season and will play Iola for the Regional crown at Merrill Green Stadium in Bryan College Station next Friday, November 25 at 1 p.m.
 
 
 
 

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Santa’s Christmas parade Features Christmas sidewalk marketplace and Movie Matinee


 

This year’s “O Christmas Tree” themed parade attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy funnel cakes, cookies, popcorn, Frito pie, hot chocolate, coffee, soft drinks and other festive delights starting at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3.  Participating vendors include Jackson Missionary Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church and Shelbyville Lions Club.  Vendors will be located on the Courthouse lawn and Shelbyville Lions Club will be on the sidewalk at Gatherings.  
 
Downtown businesses that will be participating in the Christmas Sidewalk Marketplace and open prior to the parade are Mooney's Emporium, Little Fox Marketplace, The Chop Shop and Gatherings.  
 
During the afternoon of the parade, the Daughters of the Republic William Carroll Crawford Chapter will host tours of the First Ladies in Texas beginning at 4:00 p.m. Also, The Rio Theatre will have a 3:00 p.m. matinee showing of “Trolls” with their concession open.
 
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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Strong second half helps Panola Men defeat LSUA-JV


 

 
 
Carthage, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated
LSU-Alexandria JV here Monday Night, 70-55. With the victory, Panola raises
their record to 6-2. “Our second half we played Panola basketball.” Stated
Head Coach Grant McMillan. “The way we started the game, and really the
whole first half, will not get it done in this league or this upcoming
tournament.” He added.
 
 
A lackluster first half saw the Ponies commit 13 turnovers and shoot 7 for
14 from the free throw line. LSUA chipped away all first half and led at
the break, 32-20. Panola went on a 21 to 8 run to start the second half to
take a 41-40 lead. They never relinquished the lead the rest of the game.
Fast paced offense saw the Ponies score 50 points in the second half.
 
 
Four players scored in double figures and were led by Devyn Wilson who
netted 12 points. Marlon Taylor, Tope Arikawe, and Tyonte Robertson all
added 11 points, respectively. Keondre’ Byers chased down eight rebounds
and swatted three shots. As a team, the Ponies recorded 48 rebounds and
eight blocks.
 
 
Panola will take part in the Guy Davis Thanksgiving Classic this upcoming
Friday and Saturday. They take on ninth ranked Odessa College at 5:00 PM on
the campus of Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas. Saturday’s opponent is
Southwestern Christian, tip-off is set for 2:00 PM at the same location.
 

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Weather Update


 

The threat of strong thunderstorms will return to the region late Tuesday afternoon and will continue until around midday Wednesday.        
Timing and Overview:
Southerly wind will begin to increase low level moisture into the area late tonight. As instability increases with daytime heating, the threat for thunderstorms will increase during the afternoon hours across mainly northeast Texas, but may possibly extend into southeast Oklahoma, extreme southwest Arkansas, and extreme western Louisiana by later in the evening and overnight as a cold front moves eastward along the Red River Valley towards the region.Showers and thunderstorms are expected to gradually weaken late overnight into early Wednesday as they move farther east across northern Louisiana and southwest Arkansas.     
Four State Impacts:
 
Impacts: Strong gusty winds can be expected with a line of showers and thunderstorms developing in advance of this cold front, with a few storms possibly producing damaging wind gusts and an isolated tornado. Hail up to around one inch diameter may also occur. One to near two inches of rainfall is also possible across the threat area.  
Farther to the east across remaining portions of north Louisiana and southwest Arkansas, thunderstorms are expected to remain below severe limits, and produce average rainfall amounts of one half to around one inch. 
 
 
 

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San Augustine Man Wins $20 Million Lottery Prize


 

A San Augustine man Byron Lee Sowell age 71 and will be getting $14,653,943.78. For more information click below.

 

http://www.ktre.com/story/33762562/san-augustine-man-claims-20m-jackpot

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Radio News 11-21-16


 

 

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Man Shot and Sent to Hospital


 

 

In Nacogdoches one person has been hospitalized.  36 year old Keelin Menefee was shot and took to the hospital last saturday night.  No arrest have been made as of yet.  For more information click the link below.

 

 

 

 

http://www.ktre.com/story/33754671/nacogdoches-police-investigating-shooting

 

 

 

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Bobbie Nutt Shows Her Winning Quilt at XYZ Homemaker's Club


 

Bobbie Nutt brought her quilt that she won at the Texas Extension Education Association State Conference to the XYZ Homemakers Club at the regular November meeting held at Walter and Ellen's house. This quilt was the background for picture taking at the Annual Conference and it helped the organization raise more than $1,000 to be used to help give 4-H scholarships.  
 
Bobbie Nutt sold more tickets that any other member in Shelby County and she rightly deserved to win the quilt. It has appliqued butterflies that matched the theme of the conference.
 

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Voice of Democracy Essay Results


 

 

 

The judging of the VFW District 19 Voice of Democracy Essay program has been announced. Joaquin HS Senior Darby Hughes, sponsored by VFW Post 8904 and the Auxiliary was selected as the winner and will now compete at the State level.  

 
More of that competition should be announced sometime in December. The top 10 students in the state will be provided an all-expense paid trip to Austin to attend the Department of Texas VFW Mid Winter Round Up and be guests of honor at the annual Voice of Democracy Banquet that will be held Saturday, January 28th, 2017. The winner will be announced at the banquet and last year’s winner received a $12,000 scholarship. The state winner will then compete at the National level with the top prize being a $30,000 scholarship.
 
In addition Joaquin HS Senior Reagan Hovey who was the post co-winner this year placed third in the District competition.  Darby will received a District first place plaque and check for $500 and Reagan will also receive a plaque and check for $200.
 
Congratulation to these two outstanding high school seniors.

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Happenings at United Paxton Methodist Church, Nov 21st


 

Sunday was Christ the King Sunday or Reign of Christ Sunday.  This final Sunday on the Christian calendar has been celebrated for over 1500 years.  At one time this festival time was just that—festive—but today it’s more of just a remembrance.  Next Sunday begins a new year and is the First Sunday in Advent.  This New Year will be the Year of Matthew, so most of the Gospel Lessons will come from there. Regardless of what year the Gospel reading is, though, it’s always about Jesus dying on the cross on Christ the King Sunday.  The lesson certainly isn’t upbeat and doesn’t seem to fit with many happy merry festivals that are just around the corner.  Since this has been the Year of Luke in the Revised Common Lectionary used by most Christian churches, today’s reading comes from Luke 23:33-43.  Jesus and one of the thieves strike up a conversation.  Jesus assures the thief that he will be with Jesus in paradise.  Christian tradition says this thief is named Dismas.  In the Good as New translation, Jesus’ promise says, “We will keep one another company today, in God’s garden.”  That sounds really cool!
 
In England , this festival day is sometimes called “Stir Up Sunday.”  One of the first prayers in The Common Book of Prayer begins, “Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people.”  I don’t know anyone who doesn’t need his/her “will” stirred up from time to time.
            
We have one more Sunday in this quarter.  I think all that attend Sunday school have really enjoyed this writer.  Once again the scripture lesson comes from Revelation.  We all have become accustomed to the wording, full of metaphor and flowery language.  But the images of life-giving water and tree leaves that will be used to heal are certainly nice to hear.  Fannie has a hard time keeping us on topic, but I don’t think she really minds.  We had a very good discussion this morning. 
            
We were in double digits at Paxton Sunday morning.  Our dear friend Susan Whiddon and her niece Laura and husband Joe came and worshipped with us this morning.  We really felt honored by their coming this morning.  Of course Susan and Fannie taught many years together in Center, and many former basketball players remember Coach Whiddon fondly.  Laura and Joe recently moved to Joaquin from Dallas, and I am sure it will take some time to get used to the slow pace here!  
            
We had two Nursing Home ministries this week.  On Tuesday we went to Holiday and had a wonderful time with the residents.  On Thursday we went to Lakeside Village Assisted Living and had a great time seeing old friends.  We had special music provided by Tori and Joyce.  The residents really enjoyed their singing and playing.  Some of us only wish we could make such a beautiful sound—it’s more of a “joyful noise” for me!
            
Paxton Methodist is busily planning (or finding out plans from Mrs. Fannie) our Christmas program on December 6, followed by finger foods.  Friends of Paxton are certainly welcome to join us, starting at 6PM.  We’re also happy to be included in Joaquin First Baptist’s plans for kids’ Christmas gifts.  We are doing both money and gifts: If you’re interested in helping with either, talk to Beverly Jousan or Lynn Silvey.  This is the first year of Community Christian Services, and we’re all hoping for a merry Christmas like those supervised for the past 30 years by Joaquin Christian Services, thanks to Gayle Samford, Harold and Judy Irish, and Leah Madden.
 
“Whoever you are, in whatever faith you were born, whatever creed you profess; if you come to this house to find God you are welcome here.” Paxton United Methodist Church is an inviting church that takes to heart the idea of “Open Doors, Open Hearts, Open Minds.” Sunday School starts at 9:30 and Worship begins at 10:00. Our email address is paxtonumc@yahoo.com. If you would like the weekly email newsletter about Paxton Methodist you can send me your email address to the Paxton email address and I will add you to the list. God’s Speed!

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Tiger Alert


 

It is official: Tigers vs Lola Friday, November 25, 2016 in Bryan at the Bryan HS Merrill Green Stadium-1:00 pm. Tigers are Visitors.

 

For More Information:

 

Tenaha  ISD P. O. Box 318 Tenaha, Texas 75974 PH: 936-248-5000 Ext. 201 FAX: 936-248-3902

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*Panola College Foundation Announces Purse Bingo in Carthage*


 

 
The Panola College Foundation is excited to announce their 2nd Designer
Purse Bingo event as their spring fundraiser. The event will be held at the
Carthage Civic Center on Friday, March 24, 2017. The doors will open at
5:30pm and the games will begin at 6:30pm. Ticket prices will include
admission, appetizers, beverages, as well as 36 game cards. All proceeds
will go to support students, faculty, staff and special projects at Panola
College.
 
“The Panola College Foundation had such a wonderful response at our
Designer Purse Bingo in Center, Texas this past October, the Foundation
knew they wanted to host the event again in Carthage this spring,” said
Brenda Giles, Panola College Foundation Chair. “With more prizes per game
and more available seating, we expect another excellent turnout in
Carthage.”
 
Limited sponsorships are available now and are filling up quickly. Ticket
and reserved tables will be available to purchase starting January 2, 2017.
Early bird tickets are sold through February 28th at $35 each and, after
that date general admission tickets increase to $45 each. Reserved tables
seat 10 and are $450.
 
In the past 11 years, the Panola College Foundation has awarded almost 800
scholarships worth over half a million dollars. They have also awarded
almost 50 faculty and staff grants valued at $150,000 in the past five
years. This event helps raise funds for the Panola College Foundation to
continue its efforts to enrich the community through scholarships, faculty
and staff grants, or other special projects.
 
You can purchase sponsorships and tickets, once available, on our website
at http://bit.ly/PCBingo2017 or call 903-693-2029 for more information.

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Home Comings & Sugar Plums Parade Parade Rules


 

 
                By submitting an entry, all participants are deemed to have agreed to the following 
                parade rules.
               ** Deadline for parade entries: November 30, 2016**
             ** Must be present at Bolivar Street Location y 4:00 pm December 2,2016 for
                   check in  and line up instructions by parade officials.**
 
All entries shall be decorated in a manner that reflects the holiday spirit and theme of the parade.
All youth groups (Bands,scouts,etc.)must wear their uniforms/costumes. All accompanying adults must be dressed in attire that reflects the holiday spirit. The number of accompanying adults must be listed on the entry form. Only supervising expulsion 
Commercial, sponsor and all other entries must be decorated in a holiday or other creative theme. If attire on parade night is judged to be not appropriate, you will be asked to change or you wil not be allowed to participate in the parade.
All entries must comply with directions from parade officials.
All participants riding on moving entries must not get on,  off or transfer between vehicles/floats during the parade. No riders will be allowed to ride on the edge of the float. Any float  riders or articles hanging over the edge will be subject to removal from the parade.
Only parade participants and official personnel are allowed on parade route.
Violet or abusive behavior, or obscene or offensive language is not allowed.
Gunfire, or discharge of any weapon or other item is not allowed. Violation of this rule will result in immediate expulsion from the parade.  
Throwing or handing materials or objects, such as candy or other favors, into the crowd  is not allowed.
Vehicles may only be operated by licensed drivers. Each float/truck/motorcycle driver must be the holder of a valid drivers license and a current registration for said vehicle. No mask may be worn while operating a  vehicle. No alcohol or smoking is allowed in any vehicle or parade entry. Exhibition of speed, erratic driving, squealing of tires, etc. are not allowed. The police may remove violators.
Any activity, which might be construed as encouraging spectators to enter parade route is not allowed.
Forward motion at an appropriate speed to keep up with the flow of the parade must be kept up at all times.
Free standing dancers or dancing & acrobatics are not allowed on parade floats.
No Santa  impersonators or Santa suits are allowed. Main Street will have a designated Santa.
Advertising of or expression of social viewpoints are not allowed.
Any violation of these rules shall result in immediate expulsion from the parade. 
 
                                                     Keep this sheet for your reference
                           For Information call 936-675-1072  or email jmoore1946@earthlink.net
  Tracy Cox  936-201-9798 or email sanaugustinemainstreet@gmail.com Or Carole King 936-675-1873
 
       

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Minutes of Regular Meeting The Board of Trustees Center ISD


 

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, November 17, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Center Independent School District Administration Board Room located at located at 107 Private Road 605 in Center, Texas  75935.
 
1. Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum
 
James Greer called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. and declared a quorum.
 
Present: James Greer; John Henry Holloway (via telephone); Allison Johnson; Daphne LaRock; Casey Lout; Matthew Mettauer; Traci Willoughby; Rayford Copelin, Deputy Superintendent; Tammy Lemoine, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction; Betty McDaniel, Director of Finance and James Hockenberry, Superintendent
 
Absent: None
 
Visitors: Barry Bowman; Tina Byrnes, Southwest Foodservice Excellence; Amberle Hill; Rex Johnson; Jimmie Johnston, Southwest Foodservice Excellence; Jack Lout; Martha Lout; Shad Lout; Amber Mathews and Sharon Nelson
 
2. Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance
 
Tammy Lemoine gave the invocation and Traci Willoughby led the Pledges of Allegiance.
 
3. Public Comments/Audience Participation
 
Sharon Nelson addressed the Board.
 
4. Oath of Office
 
Joyce Permenter administered the Oath of Office to the elected Board members:  Casey Lout, Allison Johnson and Matthew Mettauer.
 
5. Reorganization of Board – Officers Elected
 
A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Daphne LaRock to nominate James Greer for Board President.  With no further nominations, the majority elected James Greer as President of the Center Independent School District School Board.  
 
A motion was made by Allison Johnson, seconded by Matthew Mettauer to nominate John Henry Holloway as the Vice President of the Center Independent School District School Board.  With no further nominations, the majority elected John Henry Holloway as the Vice President of the Center Independent School District Board.
 
 
 
A motion was made by Allison Johnson, seconded by Casey Lout to nominate Traci Willoughby as the Secretary of the Center Independent School District School Board.  With no further nominations, the majority elected Traci Willoughby as the Secretary of the Center Independent School District Board.
 
6. Consent Agenda
 
A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Daphne LaRock to approve the consent agenda consisting of the minutes from the regular meeting on October 13, 2016, Investment Report (October 2016); Tax Collection Report (October 2016); Financial Reports (October 2016); payment approval over $50,000 and Overnight Student Activity Trips.
 
The motion carried 7-0.
 
7. Consideration and Approval of Property and Fleet Insurance
 
Administration received three (3) proposals for property and fleet insurance from HIBBS Halmark, Texas Association of School Boards and Texas Rural Education Association.
 
A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Daphne LaRock to award the proposal to Texas Association of School Boards for property and fleet insurance.
 
The motion carried 7-0.
 
8. Discussion and Scheduling of Board Training
 
Team of Eight training and Boardmanship 101 will be conducted on Monday, December 5, 2016.  The presenter is Kay Douglas, TASB.  The Board scheduled the Local Orientation on Thursday, January 5, 2017.  
 
9. Closed Session
 
James Greer called for a closed session at 6:24 p.m. under Texas Government Code §551.071, §551.074 and §551.129 for consideration of employment of contracted personnel, resignation/retirement and extended emergency sick leave.
 
10. Open Session
 
The Board returned into open session at 7:24 p.m.  No action was taken in closed 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 Traci Willoughby, seconded by Daphne LaRock to adjourn the meeting at 7:26 p.m.
 
The motion carried 7-0.
 
 
 
 
_______________________________ ________________________________
Board of Trustees Secretary Board of Trustees President 

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SCAM


 

 
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) is actively investigating several fraud cases throughout the county. The caller is stating that the sheriff’s office is requesting pledges for various law enforcement related funds and/or charity. 
 
The SCSO will never call asking for monetary donations. If you receive a call of this type or a call that sounds suspicious DO NOT give the caller any credit card or banking information. Call the SCSO at 936.598.5601 immediately.

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Police Raffle


 

The Center Police Department Ladies Auxiliary along with the Center Police's
Blue Santa Program are having a raffle, we are raffling off 2 crosses. There
will be 2 separate drawings.   Tickets are $1.   The drawing will be held
December 3rd, 2016, after the Christmas parade. Proceeds will benefit the
Blue Santa Christmas Program to help provide Christmas for those who might
not have a chance otherwise.  Some very Special Blue Santas, along with
several volunteer elves want to help make some little ones Christmas much
brighter.  To purchase tickets, you can come by the Center Police
Department, or see any officer or Auxilary member. 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

Game Change – According to Coach Josh Jourden, he received an email from Beckville saying they cannot play in Beckville on Monday. They asked if we could move the games to Timpson. There will be 2 girls games in Timpson and the time is planned for a 4pm start.
 
 Lady Bear Update - The Varsity Lady Bears started the Cushing Tournament 2-0 beating Shelbyville 41-24 and Garrison 59-30. Scoring for the Lady Bears in the win over Shelbyville was Brylee Behrens with 12 points, Ja’Karia Deckard 10, McKenzie Burgay 8, Sara Duke 7, and Jasmine Rogers 4.
Scoring for the Lady Bears in the win over Garrison was Brylee Behrens 22, Jasmine Rogers 15, Sara Duke 11, Ja’Karia Deckard 7, McKenzie Burgay 3, and Ashton Harris 1.
The Lady Bears are now 6-0 on the season and Face Tyler Chapel Hill and Carlisle today. Great Job Lady Bears and Good Luck!
 
The JV Lady Bears went 1-1 on the first day of the Cushing JV Tournament. In the first game the JV Lady Bears lost to Center by a score of 30-25. Scoring for the JV Lady Bears were Kamryn Courtney with 11 points, Sanaa Curtis with 7, Madelyn Ramsey with 2, Dae Dae Grace with 2, Tyci Earl with 2, and Samaria Richard with 1.
In the second game of the Tournament the JV Lady Bear beat Carlisle by a score of 25-24! Scoring for the Lady Bears was Kamryn Courtney with 11 points, Dae Dae Grace 9, Madelyn Ramsey 3, and Sanaa Curtis 2. The JV is now 2-2 on the season. Great job JV and good luck today!
 

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Keep Calm and Walk On: Shelby County Fit - Walk Across Texas Results


 

 
 
Twenty-nine teams and four solo walkers dusted off their walking shoes and joined in to “Walk Across Texas!” These teams and solo walkers competed with each other to see who could walk the most miles over eight weeks from September 10 – November 4, 2016.   Their goal was to walk at least 900 miles (the distance from Center to El Paso) in eight weeks.  
At the conclusion of the 8-week program, the teams and individuals walked a total of 38,159 miles with the Shelby County Steppers team walking 3,243 miles and placing first in the team category.  The Shelby County Steppers was comprised of Cynthia Howard, team captain, Sherri Felder, DeShun Gregory, Sheilah Reeves, Debbra Johnson, Ann Grant, Jennifer Gillspie, and Tara Baylor.  The second place team was “In Your Pace” with 2,812 miles walked and the third place team was “Steady Netties Sweaties” with 2,444 miles.
 Prizes were also awarded to the participant that walked the most individual miles with Debbra Johnson making it almost to El Paso with 856 miles.  2nd place top walker was Lisa Albers with 747 miles and 3rd place top walker was Randall Sanford with 584 miles.
 
Jheri-Lynn McSwain, County Extension Agent and
Debbra Johnson, Top Individual Walker
The team winning in the most unusual name category was “Buns on the Run,” team captain Anjanette Dunn.  A drawing for a membership at All Hours Gym was conducted and Cynthia Howard was the lucky winner.
Other teams competing included:  Agony of De Feet, Beer Guts & Coconuts, Bounds Insurance Agency, Chamber Power Walkers, Clines Pace Makers, Clines Raising a Little Health, Courthouse Cuties, Holy Walkamoles, Hurricanes, I Like to Move It, Kuul Pac, Kuul Walkers, Mt. Gillion Steppers, Pavement Pounders, Philippians 4:13, Red Hot Chili Steppers, Striders, Walkers & Trash Talkers, Sassy Strollers, Sugar Shakers, The Orange Kuulaids, The Walkie Talkies, Too Inspired to be Tired, Tyson Center Team 1, Tyson Center Team 2, and Walk Steady.
A special thanks to All Hours Gym for sponsoring the grand prize in this event and the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Health Fair Committee for partnering with AgriLife to make this program a huge success.  We are already working on the next Walk Across Texas event for 2017!
Walk Across Texas, sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 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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Junk in the Trunk Trades Day


 

A Christmas Season Junk in the Trunk Trades Day will be held in downtown San
Augustine on Saturday December 3, 2016 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Antiques,
Arts and Crafts, and other vendors are encouraged to come.   Main Street
welcomes you to participate as a vendor or just shop.    Rent a space for
$5.00 and sell items out of your car.   Enjoy the Christmas season with
friends, family, and new acquaintances.   As always most stores are open on
Saturday!    Come see all the cool items that they have!    You will not
have to leave San Augustine to find a special gift for that special someone.

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High School Football Update


 

The Tenaha Tigers football team won Friday's playoff game against Meridian by a score of 76-0.

 

The San Augustine Wolves football team won Saturday's neutral playoff game against Big Sandy by a score of 50-47.

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FIRES


 

 

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City of Joaquin Meeting Canceled


 

The City of Joaquin will be postponing its regularly  scheduled  monthly  meeting  until  after the Thanksgiving holiday.  We apologize for any inconvenience. Happy Thanksgiving! 

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Panola College Foundation Announces Purse Bingo in Carthage


 

The Panola College Foundation is excited to announce their 2nd Designer Purse Bingo event as their spring fundraiser. The event will be held at the Carthage Civic Center on Friday, March 24, 2017. The doors will open at 5:30pm and the games will begin at 6:30pm. Ticket prices will include admission, appetizers, beverages, as well as 36 game cards. All proceeds will go to support students, faculty, staff and special projects at Panola College.
 
“The Panola College Foundation had such a wonderful response at our Designer Purse Bingo in Center, Texas this past October, the Foundation knew they wanted to host the event again in Carthage this spring,” said Brenda Giles, Panola College Foundation Chair. “With more prizes per game and more available seating, we expect another excellent turnout in Carthage.”
 
Limited sponsorships are available now and are filling up quickly. Ticket and reserved tables will be available to purchase starting January 2, 2017. Early bird tickets are sold through February 28th at $35 each and, after that date general admission tickets increase to $45 each. Reserved tables seat 10 and are $450.
 
In the past 11 years, the Panola College Foundation has awarded almost 800 scholarships worth over half a million dollars. They have also awarded almost 50 faculty and staff grants valued at $150,000 in the past five years. This event helps raise funds for the Panola College Foundation to continue its efforts to enrich the community through scholarships, faculty and staff grants, or other special projects.
 
You can purchase sponsorships and tickets, once available, on our website at http://bit.ly/PCBingo2017 or call 903-693-2029 for more information.

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Boil water notice in San Augustine no longer in effect


 

 The water on San Augustine Rural WSC no longer requires boiling as of November 18th.  On November 16th, we issued a Boil Water Notice due to a major leak in the City of San Augustine's Water Main. This included all customers on San Augustine Rural Water, and was issued for safety precautions. The problem has been corrected and we've tested the water. The tests were good, therefore, the Boil Water Notice is lifted. 
 
Our system has take the necessary actions to be sure of adequate pressure, disinfectant levels, and/or bacteriological quality and has provided TCEQ with testing results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling as of November 18th. 
 
If you have any questions, please contact Charles Sharp at 936-288-0489. Thank you for all your patience and cooperation. 

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Shelbyville Student Council Food Drive Ends in Success


 

Shelbyville Student Council hosted a food drive for the Shelby County Outreach. All campus' participated and made this a success! 

 

 

 

 

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Center PD Ladies Auxiliary, Blue Santa Christmas Fundraiser


 

The Center Police Department Ladies Auxiliary along with the Center Police’s Blue Santa Program are having a raffle, we are raffling off two crosses. There will be two separate drawings. Tickets are $1. The drawing will be held December 3rd, 2016, after the Christmas parade.
 
Proceeds will benefit the Blue Santa Christmas Program to help provide Christmas for those who might not have a chance otherwise. Some very Special Blue Santas, along with several volunteer elves want to help make some little ones Christmas much brighter.
 
Toy donations and monetary donations toward the purchase of toys are accepted.
 
To purchase tickets, you can come by the Center Police Department, or see any officer or Auxilary member.
 

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Grace Manor Christmas Gift Needs


 

Grace Manor is trying to help provide one Christmas present for each of our foster children. We have over 90 children under our care now, so this is a big task! We are asking for help from our community to make sure all of our children have a nice Christmas.
 
We have asked our foster parents to turn in to us one gift idea (between $35.00 and $50.00) that each of their foster children would like. We have these gift ideas available at our office to be picked up and purchased. We are asking that you return the wrapped gifts by December 9th.
 
The children have wished for toys, bicycles, games, electronics, and gift certificates.  
 
Anything you can do to help would be appreciated!  We accept cash donations from those who are unable to purchase a present. Come by our office at 109 Carroll Street or call Dan at 598-3611 for more information. Thank you!

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TXDOT


 

 The Texas Transportation Commission in a monthly meeting in Austin Thursday approved more than $247.1 million in construction projects with $14.1 million in new projects located within the nine-county Lufkin District.
 
An $11.2 million seal coating contract was approved that will include highway resurfacing in various locations throughout the Lufkin District. Clark Construction of Texas, San Antonio, will serve as contractor. No project timeline has been set for the resurfacing. Counties approved for other construction projects include:
 
POLK COUNTY
A $1.4 million construction project was approved for replacing bridges and approaches on Wells Landing Road at Kickapoo Creek, on Revia Road at Draw Creek, on Darden Road at Caney Creek and on Darvin Road at Menard Creek. CDM Holdings, New Boston, will serve as contractor. No project timeline has been set.
 
HOUSTON COUNTY
A $746,460 construction project was approved that is designed to construct a new entrance road and parking lots for a new visitor center at the Mission Tejas State Historical Park. Pinto Construction Company, Nacogdoches, will serve as contractor. No project timeline has been set.
 
SAN JACINTO COUNTY
A $646,827 construction project was approved to construct curb ramps and sidewalks at various locations within the city of Coldspring. Trevway, Inc., Katy, will serve as contractor. No project timeline has been set.
 
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY
A $58,317 construction project earmarked for modifying the existing traffic signal at East College Street was approved, Striping Technology, Tyler, will serve as contractor. No timeline for the project has been set.
 
As these projects begin and other work within the district continues, motorists are urged to reduce speed and stay alert as they enter a work zone. Expect moving equipment, lane closures and nearby workers in the area. Remember, traffic fines double when workers are present.
 
For more information concerning projects within the Lufkin District and around the state, visit TxDOT.gov or contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395.
 

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Notice of Meeting of the Timpson Economic Development Corporation, Nov 21


 

Notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 21, 2016 the Timpson Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors will have a meeting at 5:00 p.m. at Timpson City Hall, 456 Jacob St., Timpson, TX.
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​Regular Meeting 5:00 p.m.
 
1.  Call to Order: 
 
2.   Invocation:
 
3.   Discuss and possibly approve:  The purchase of a set of engineered sidewalk plans for the replacement of the sidewalk along Jacob Street from the RR ROW (town side of the tracks) to the intersection of Austin and Jacob (US Hwy 87).  Sidewalk to be narrower, ADA compliant, and having a grade sufficient for proper drainage.
 
4.   Discuss and possibly approve:  The advertisement for bids in connection to “approve plans” for the replacement of sidewalk in Agenda Item 1.  Deadline to accept?
 
5.   Discuss and possibly approve:  The allocation of up to $5,000 to make improvements in SoSo Park around the Memorial Wall, to include a lighted walkway, solar lighting for the wall, memorial benches and landscaping.  City has already allocated up to $4,000 funds for same project.
 
6.   Discuss and possibly approve:  The re-election of board members or submission of possible candidates for the Timpson EDC Board.
 
7.   Adjourn:
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This facility is wheelchair accessible and wheelchair parking is available.  Requests for accommodations or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting.  Please contact the City Secretary at 254-2421 for further information or needed assistance.
 
This agenda is posted as required under Government Code Section 551.041.  For more information or for a copy of the open meetings act, please contact the Attorney General of Texas at 1-800-252-8011 or the City Secretary/EDC Treasurer at 936-254-2421.

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Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes (Last Day)


 

It's that time again!! Put a smile on a childs face! Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are available for pick-up and drop-off in Center at Steel Building Supply, M&M Insurance on Hurst St., and Simply Personal (located beside Center Floral). Last week to drop off is November 14th!
 
 
If you need shoeboxes or brochures for your church please let me know! For more information, contact Ashley 936-332-7467.

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting


 

Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners' Court will be held on the 21st day of November, 2016 at 9:30 am in the Courtroom of the Shelby County Courthouse.

 

 

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Radio News 11-18-16


 

 

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Tri-County Community Action will be giving out Thanksgiving Food Boxes TODAY


 

Tri-County Community Action will be giving out Thanksgiving Food Boxes for Shelby County on November 18th from 10am to 3pm at 214 Nacogdoches St. Center, TX (Room 7).  For any questions in regards to Shelby County boxes, please contact Pearlie Nash at 936-598-6315 ext. 86.
 
Boxes will also be given out for San Augustine and Sabine Counties on November 15th form 10am to 3pm at 1012 Partin Rd. HWY 1277 San Augustine, TX.  For San Augustine/Sabine County boxes, please contact Teresa Jones at 9366574751 ext. 98 or 936 ext. 69.
 
Boxes are given on a first come, first served basis. Please bring proof of your qualifying benefits to receive your box. 

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SFA’s Braille and Cane Club to Host Christmas Party for Area Children


 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s Braille and Cane Club will host a Christmas party for area public school students with visual impairments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in SFA’s Baker Pattillo Student Center Regent’s Suite B, located on the second floor of the student center.
 
This annual event will include shopping for holiday gifts, lunch, decorating ornaments and games.
 
SFA Braille and Cane Club historian Gail Avey said the event’s goal is to “spread holiday cheer.”
 
“This event is important because it allows children who are visually impaired to have an experience they wouldn't normally get, and it is important for SFA students because it gives them the opportunity to work with children who are visually impaired,” Avey said.
 
More than 40 SFA students will be participating in the event. The Braille and Cane Club is a student-governed organization that strives to bring awareness about visual impairments to the public.
 
For more information about the event, contact Michael Munro, instructor in SFA’s Department of Human Services, at (936) 468-1036 or munromicha@sfasu.edu.

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Stellar defense propels Panola men to 86-48 victory over Louisiana College JV


 

Carthage, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated
Louisiana College JV here Thursday Night, 86-48. The victory raises the
Ponies record to 5-2. “As a staff we really emphasized rebounding and extra
effort plays tonight. We ended up with 50 total rebounds and 25 team
assists.” Stated head coach Grant McMillan. “Our guys executed on both ends
the best all year.” He added.
 
 
Panola used dominate defense in the first half to build a 42-17 half time
lead. It was more of the same in the second half as the Ponies only gave up
31 second half points.
 
 
Three Ponies scored in double figures and were led by Keith Hayes who
tallied 17 points. Devyn Wilson hit three 3-pointers in route to 16 points.
Bryson Lockley came off the bench and netted 15 points. As a team, Panola
chased down 50 rebounds and shot 53 percent from the field.
 
 
Panola will continue their non-conference schedule when they take on
LSU-Alexandria JV this upcoming Monday, November 21st. Tip-off is set for
6:00 PM at Arthur Johnson Gymnasium on the campus of Panola College.
 

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Last Weeks Football Playoffs, One of Four Advances


 

 

 

Four of our county’s varsity football teams made last week’s playoffs; however, three teams were eliminated from post-season competition and lost during the first round of bi-district elimination games.
 
Center’s season ended Friday when the Roughriders fell to Bridge City by a 35-28 score. The ‘Riders finished in fourth place in District 9 Class 4A-1 with a 6-5 overall mark and a 4-2 conference standing. Bridge City was the winner of District 10. The Cardinals have won six straight games and will face Bay City next Friday.
 
 
The Joaquin Rams fell to Lovelady last week by a 16-33 margin. The Rams season ended with them representing District 11 2A-1, as the second place team, with a 7-4 overall standing and a 4-1 conference mark. The Lovelady Lions came in as the third place representative of District 12 and they had an 8-2 overall standing and a 3-2 conference mark.
 
The Timpson Bears fell to the Evadale Rebels by a 41-52 score. The Bears season ended with them representing District 11 2A-2 as the third place team. Their season record ended at 5-5 and they were 3-2 during conference competition. The Rebels are 10-1 overall and their district mark was 4-1.
 
 
 
 
The Tenaha Tigers defeated the Sabine Pass Sharks by an impressive 82-0 score. The Tigers are now 11-0 on the season, and they won the title in District 11 2A-2. The Sharks were the fourth place representative of District 12. They ended their season with a 6-5 overall record and a 2-3 conference mark.
 
THS will play Meridian High School in the Area round of the playoffs, next Friday, at Fairfield Eagle Stadium, at 7:30 p.m.  Second place representative Meridian, beat Detroit 68-38 last week and they sport a 7-4 overall record and a 3-2 District 10 mark.
 
 

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Building In Sound


 

 

A new rule has just been released by the federal government, requiring that sound (noise) be added to electric/hybrid automobiles traveling at low speeds because, it seems, the noise associated with nearby cars will help to avoid accidents with pedestrians. I can understand that to some extent, but unnecessary “federal regulations” are somewhat distasteful to me. Whether or not this regulation crosses the line of necessity, it seems particularly premature. Will we want more noisy cars when, in a few years, all could be moving down the highways silently? That time is fast approaching; I have a 2016 model with a gasoline engine that hardly makes a sound at slow speeds, and I fully appreciate the near silence of its engine.
 
Speaking of noise, I had a friend in England (now deceased) who spent the last years of his life re-mastering vinyl to digital recordings, electronically removing scratch and surface “noise” that tended to diminished listeners’ enjoyment of beautiful music. In the last year of his life (about ten years ago now), he was overly perplexed that a company in California was adding, on perfectly clean-sounding CD’s, surface noise readily heard and accepted on pre-digital recordings. Just as with the addition of noise to silent-running automobiles, the rationale was that customers felt the recording was more realistic with some surface noise because that was what they expected. I can’t think of anything more absurd. It is as if the customer had never attended a live concert. Indeed, adding the sound of a baby crying or an enthusiastic crowd responding to a particularly delightful passage would have been preferable to adding surface noise!
 
On the other hand, there are intentional “mistakes” (really, nuances or personalized variety) that both composers and performers employ to add flavor as well as delight, even to great works of music. One such alteration to allow performance freedom from the written notes in classical music is called rubato. And a period of silence, indicated by “rests,” has an aesthetic reason for being there, but to some (sound editors of background music in advertisements, as an example), such silence seems so useless that it should be eliminated. Jazz and popular music have even more intentional “mistakes,” among those readily known and recognized by performers and listeners are elements of improvisation, “blues notes,” the rhythmic interpretation by the performer of a dotted eighth followed by a sixteenth note, and syncopation. And there are many others.
 
The point is this: irregularities (intentional “mistakes,” if you will) sometimes are dominant influences affecting beauty in music, the visual arts, and even nature itself. (Of course, God does not make “mistakes” in nature, but that is another story.)
 
Such are the wonders of aesthetics, and even the choice of an automobile can be dominated by its aesthetic appeal. I frequently choose first the color of automobile I want (aesthetic decision); on the other hand, I don’t have a desire for my car to be noisy. So, for now at least, I can’t endorse the addition of noise to a car engine that is actually appealing because it is quiet. Those really noisy ones on the road that whiz by certainly attract my attention and probably make me swerve away rather than toward them. But they also irritate me to the extent that an accident might be “waiting to happen” at the next pedestrian crosswalk.

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Center Livestock Market Report for November 23rd


 

We will be closed on Wednesday November 23rd for Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving! Our next sale will be November 30th. Our last sale for 2016 will be December 14th. 
 
Cattle Sold: 881 Hd
Sellers: 120
Buyers: 53
 
Steers:
150-300 Lbs 1.20 To 2.17     AVG - 1.51
300-400 Lbs .95 To 1.82       AVG - 1.48
400-500 Lbs .90 To 1.76       AVG - 1.36
500 Lbs & Up .85 To 1.44     AVG - 1.20
 
Heifers:
150-300 Lbs 1.10 To 1.97     AVG - 1.45
300-400 Lbs .90 To 1.64       AVG - 1.30
400-500 Lbs .85 To 1.40       AVG - 1.16
500 Lbs & Up .80 To 1.34     AVG - 1.00
 
Slaughter Cows: .30 To .60
Stocker Cows: Up To 1000.00$HD
Bulls: .55 To .75
Pairs: None
Baby Calves: None
 
Market Quoted On Beef Cattle Only!!! Plain Cattle Prices Will Be Lower!!!!

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DETCOG Offering Free Landlord Workshop


 

Jasper, TX - DETCOG will be conducting a free workshop for landlords and property owners already participating in the Housing Choice Voucher program and anyone interested in learning more about U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Veterans Assistance Supportive Housing (VASH) and Housing Choice Voucher Program. This workshop will focus on the Rental Assistance Program per the HUD standards.  The workshop will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 9:30 to 12:00. Registration will be from 9:00 to 9:30. The workshop will take place at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center, State Highway 87 in Hemphill, Texas.  
 
According to DETCOG Regional Housing Director Ethel Bluitt, “Our region has a shortage of affordable housing. We are looking for landlords and property owners to partner with us in offering more affordable housing options for our Veterans and other clients throughout DETCOG service area.” Through this workshop, we hope to educate landlords about the benefits of renting to our HUD-VASH and a HUD Rental Assistance tenant. Additionally, we hope to give property owners a better understanding of program requirements.”
 
To register for the free workshop, landlords and owners should call 800-256-6848 extension 5335, or email v.thomas@detcog.org. Space is limited, so reservations are recommended.

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Project String Power upcoming schedule


 

Project String Power upcoming schedule
 
December 3—Project String Power groups “Silver Dew” and “Texas Made” will be performing at the Gary Festival of Lights from 11:30 until 12:30 in the Gary High School Gym.
December 10—Project String Power Super Group Orchestra will be in concert at Central Baptist Church in Carthage at 5:00 p.m.
December 11—Project String Power Super Group Orchestra will perform at Southside Baptist Church in Carthage at 5:00 p.m.
Project String Power is a non-profit music program in East Texas offering quality musical training in violin, viola, all styles of guitar, cello, string bass, bass guitar, and harp. The project has more than fifty students and the program continues to grow each month.
 

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Thank You From Micahel L. Lee


 

To all the voters of the city of Center for City Council
 
I sincerely appreciate all who voted for me during the election for Councilman-At-Large. I will continue to serve the community in any manner that is needed. Best of luck to Leigh Porterfield and Terry Scull.
 
Thanks again for the ones that placed their confidence in me.
 
Sincerely,
Michael L. Lee

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The Golden Harvest Ministries Club November Meeting


 

The Golden Harvest Ministries Club will meet Monday, November 21st,  in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church at 11:30 AM.   The program will  be presented by Denise Merriman of The Chilcren’s Advocacy Center.  Each year for our November meeting members have brought gifts for the children and teenagers who are served by the Center.  So, members please  remember to bring a gift or donation.
 
Visitors are always welcome to join us for a delicious covered dish luncheon, a good program and time of fellowship.

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Shelby County Historical Society Talks about the Timpson Paper


 

 

 

Our speaker for our November 15, 2016 meeting was Colleen Doggett. We thank Colleen for being available since our designated speaker, Chad Pate, was unavailable.
 
Teddy Hopkins opened the meeting with the pledges of allegiance and a prayer.
 
Colleen gave to the group a brief history of the newspaper the "East Texas Press". The first paper was The Timpson Times started in 1885 by G.S. Espy as a weekly paper. The editors were J. H. Truit and J. M. Truit with a subscription rate of $1.50 per year.
 
The paper changed hands several times in the early years. In 1900, the new owners, Mr. And Mrs. J. D. Ford changed the name to The Timpson Weekly Times. In 1911, Syl Winfrey and Tom Molloy brought the paper and continued publishing a daily and a weekly paper until June 1945.
 
December 1962, Joel D. Milner brought the paper and in 1985 it was again sold to Rex Bell and Luna Bell who changed the name to the Timpson News. When Douglas and Florence Reeh brought the paper in 1993, the new name for the newspaper was the Timpson & Tenaha News. After Mrs. Reeh’s husband passed away, she sold the paper to Hilda Pena on June 17, 2010.
 
The name of the paper changed again to "Our Town Times" in 2015 after the paper was brought by Chad Pate in 2014. Mr. Pate was born and reared in Timpson and was he was a graduate of SFA University. Chad brought the paper into the 21th century by putting the news online. This not only put the news in the hands of subscribers but also made history as being one of the first newspapers in east Texas with a fully functional mobile app. Even with all the different owners throughout the history of the newspaper, it has always strived to share the local news with readers so they would know what was happening in the area.
 
After Colleen’s speech there was a discussion on designations for historical cemeteries for Shelby County. Fairview received a historical designation from the state of Texas this past year. A new gazebo was recently built in Fairview cemetery with a map plat inside for easier grave location. Anyone wishing to know more information on obtaining historical designation for local cemeteries, places, or buildings can go to the state website www.thc.texas.gov for additional information.
 
Ms. Doggett, current chairperson for the Shelby County Historical Commission, will assume the position of chairperson for the cemetery committee for the coming 2017-2018 year.

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Last Day to Sing Up for Little Dribblers


 

Little Dribblers is having their last signups tonight at the Middle School Cafeteria from 5:30 to 7:30.  Any questions please call Jason 936-488-2863.

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The City of San Augustine Lifts Boil Water Notice


 

The City of San Augustine has lifted the boil water notice for its customers. San Austine Rural Water Supply is still under boil water notice as of 1:16 pm, 11/17/16. 

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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, November 21, 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. Student Recognition 
(1.)  Cross Country 
(2.)  Robotics
(3.)  FFA 
(4.)  Band   
4. Reports from the Administration 
(a.) Linda Jacobs, EE-5 Principal 
(b.) Judy Monroe, 6-12 Principal
(c.) Craig Horn, Athletic Director
(d.) Scott Tyner, Superintendent of Schools 
5. Consider for Approval an Updated District Quarterly Investment Report
6. Consider for Approval the Annual District Investment Report 
7. Consider for Approval the Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)
8. Consider for Approval Moving the January 16, 2017 Regular Board Meeting to the 19th  due to the MLK Holiday and Cancelling the December 21, 2016 Regular Meeting 
9. Announcement Related to BBD(LEGAL) HB 2563-Required Board Training
10. Consider for Approval Adoption of a Resolution to Urge Removal of “Small School Penalty” in State Funding 
11. Consider for Approval Transportation Procedures that Comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act
12. Discussion of District Truancy and Police Vehicle use for 1st Semester
13. Discussion and/or Consideration of Action to Approval to Direct Administration to Attach District Identification to School Vehicle Fleet
14. Discussion and/or Consideration for Approval the Formulation of a Finance Committee
15. District Employees and Officers (Closed Session) 
(a.) Employment, Resignations, New Hire, and/or Discipline 
(b.) Business Office Salary Schedules and Job Descriptions 
16. Consider for Approval the Necessity for Future Decision Making a Records Request for Detailed Cell Phone Statements from 2009 until Account Discontinuance 
17. Comments by Board Members
18. Adjournment
 
 
This notice posted at 9:30 a.m. November 17, 2016.
 
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.
 
 
 
Scott Tyner, Superintendent of Schools
 

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Timpson ISD Bear Update 11/17/2016


 

Timpson ISD Bear Update
11/17/2016
 
Lady Bear Update - The Timpson High School Varsity Lady Bears beat PCA in Lufkin on Tuesday night by a score of 57-40. Stats for Lady Bears were Ja’Karia Deckard with 15 points and 12 rebounds, Jasmine Rogers with 13 points, McKenzie Burgay with 11 points, Brylee Behrens with 8 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists, Sara Duke with 7 points, and Ashton Harris with 2 points. The Lady Bears are now 4-0 on the season and will be in the Cushing Tournament this weekend.
 
The JV Lady Bears lost to PCA 16-22. Scoring for the JV was Dae Dae Grace with 5 points, Emily Garcia with 5 points, Kamryn Courtney with 4 points, and Sanaa Curtis with 2 points. The JV Lady Bears are 2-1 on the season and will also be in the Cushing Tournament this weekend.
 
Cushing Tournament Schedule:
Thursday the Lady Bear Varsity will play Shelbyville at 11:30 and Garrison at 3:15 and the JV will play at 9am and 3:15. On Friday the Varsity Lady Bears will play Tyler Chapel Hill at 11:30 and Carlisle at 2pm and the JV will play at 10:15 and 3:15. Saturday’s Varsity game will be at 9am against Cushing and the JV will play at 11:30. On Monday November 21st the Varsity and JV Lady Bears will play in Beckville beginning at 4pm.
 
Boys Basketball:
The boys team will be competing in the New Summerfield tournament this weekend. Good luck to them.
 

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RRC Enforcement Actions Taken at Commissioners' Nov. 15 Conference


 

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AUSTIN - The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $604,460 in fines involving 255
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 $184,093 after failing to appear at Commission enforcement
proceedings. Details on these Master Default Orders can be found at 
http://www.rrc.texas.gov/hearings/dockets/ under "Unprotested Enforcement Actions
- Master Default Orders".
 
Operators were ordered to come into compliance with Commission rules and assessed
$128,667 for oil and gas and LP-Gas rule violations. Pipeline operators and excavators
were assessed $291,700 for violations of the Commission's Pipeline Damage Prevention
rules. Details on all these Master Agreed Orders can be found at  
 
In the absence of timely motions for rehearing, decisions are final as stated in
 these final orders.

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*Tax Volatility Calls for Careful Resource Management *


 

 
*(AUSTIN) —* The Texas economy usually delivers a dependable stream of revenue to state coffers. Collections of the various taxes comprising that revenue stream, however, can vary dramatically from year to year.
 
In the latest issue of "Fiscal Notes", the Comptroller’s office examines the way in which tax collections rise and fall, or tax volatility, and some of the factors driving it.
 
“Tax volatility may seem like an academic concern, but it can have real-world effects on the state budget and the people and organizations that depend on state funding,” Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. 
 
In this issue, the Comptroller’s office also looks at a recent policy statement by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), the entity that sets accounting standards for state and local governments. This statement, called GASB 77, is expected to greatly improve the transparency of various tax incentives granted in exchange for economic development.
 
 
"Fiscal Notes" is an extension of the Comptroller’s constitutional responsibilities to monitor the state’s economy and estimate state government revenues. It has been published periodically since 1975, featuring in-depth analysis concerning state finances and original research by subject-matter experts in the Comptroller’s office.

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Weather Update


 

- Lake wind advisory will be issued this morning with the approach of the cold front headed our way today.
   - Some areas in Deep East Texas, Okla, Ark, & La will see marginally severe weather if the moisture content improves, but mostly some hail and damaging winds as the pressure gradients are getting closer together. For us, today mostly some thunder late this evening and midday tomorrow with only 1/2-3/4 inches of rain that will end by early Friday evening(6-7pm). The front will quickly move out of the area to our East.
 
   
   - Areas to the North of IH20 will likely see freezing temperatures Saturday evening.
   - Extended outlook is a return to normal temperatures with the High pressure system following the cold front. 
   - Next Wednesday some models showing another round of rain late Tuesday and Wednesday AM that will need a return of Gulf moisture to trigger more than minimal rainfall.
   - Thanksgiving still on for CLEAR SKIES, 70-53 wonderful degrees.
   - Drought is expanding further into the West of Deep East Texas and all of Louisiana. D02 conditions exist and will not be impacted by the slight rainfalls we can expect from these 2 anticipated rain events.
 
 

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TEXAS LOTTERY WINS INTERNATIONAL RESPONSIBLE GAMING AWARD


 

 
(AUSTIN) – For its responsible gaming initiatives, the Texas Lottery was awarded the Best Innovation
 
Responsible Gaming Award-Level 2 by the prestigious World Lottery Association (WLA).
“We are incredibly honored to receive this international recognition,” said Gary Grief, executive
director of the Texas Lottery. “We continue to experience record sales and revenue and we take
responsible growth seriously.”
The Texas Lottery achieved $5.068 billion in sales for fiscal year 2016, breaking the sales record it set in 2015 and resulting in a total contribution of $1.392 billion to Texas, the single largest annual transfer of revenue to the state. It was the 13th consecutive year that the Texas Lottery generated more than $1 billion in revenue for Texas.
As part of its responsible gaming initiatives, the Texas Lottery provides awareness training for
retailers and employees and makes resource information available to players and retailers through the dedicated PLAY RESPONSIBLY page on its website. Responsible gaming messages are also
featured in employee communications and on the Texas Lottery’s official social media accounts. In
2015, the Texas Lottery livestreamed a responsible gaming message to its nearly 180,000 Facebook followers as part of Problem Gambling Awareness Month.
 
“We are committed to the World Lottery Association’s principles of responsible gaming and we
continue to look for new and innovative ways to communicate the PLAY RESPONSIBLY message,”
said Grief.  The WLA is an international trade organization that represents 147 lotteries from 82 countries on all five continents. These member organizations must be licensed or authorized to conduct lotteries by the jurisdiction in which they reside. To be certified by WLA, lotteries must demonstrate a commitment
 
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to the WLA’s Responsible Gaming Framework through the organization’s rigorous application process which is assessed by a panel of international experts in the field of corporate responsibility.
The Texas Lottery joined WLA in 2014, attaining Level 1 certification that year and Level 2 certification in 2015.
 
About the Texas Lottery
Beginning with the first ticket sold in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $25 billion in revenue for the state and distributed $50 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas Lottery hascontributed $19 billion to the Foundation School Fund, which supports public education in Texas. As authorized by the Texas Legislature, certain Texas Lottery revenues benefit state programs including the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. Since the first veterans’ themed scratch ticket game was launched in 2009, the Texas Lottery has contributed more than $68 million for programs supporting Texas veterans.  
 
The Texas Lottery provides several entertaining games for lottery players including Powerball®
, Mega
Millions®
, Lotto Texas®
, All or Nothing™, Texas Two Step®
, Pick 3™, Daily 4™, Cash Five®
, Texas
Triple Chance™ and scratch ticket games. For more information visit us on Facebook, Twitter,
Instagram, YouTube or at www.txlottery.org. PLAY RESPONSIBLY.
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Radio News 11-17-16 "Christmas in Carthage"


 

 

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Widespread Scam -UPDATED


 

*UPDATE TO PRESS RELEASE ON JOB SCAM**
 
We wanted to inform the public that our office has been in contact with the FBI and Texas Rangers in regards to the previously reported scam. We have been coordinating with their respective offices and working together on the case. We are continuing to follow up on leads in the case. If you have fallen victim to this scam we urge you to contact our office at 318-872-3956 to file a complaint.
 
Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle would like to announce the investigation into a widespread scam case in DeSoto Parish. DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office was informed of a possible scam involving a job offering with a company known as Motiva in Beaumont, TX. Multiple people were approached and promised a job but were told they needed to pay $100.00 for a TSA Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card. The unsuspecting people paid for what they believed would be the TSA TWIC card with the belief they were going to be hired as a fire watcher and paid $25.00 an hour at the Motiva plant. We have established that the Motiva plant does not require a TSA TWIC card for employment purposes. The Motiva plant has been in contact with our office and informed us that they do not have any current job openings available.
 
A suspect in the scam has been tentatively identified and we are searching for additional information in regards to the scam. The subject that initially collected the money has been cooperative with our office. At this time we believe he has also been scammed by the suspect and did not have any knowledge that this was in fact a scam. The investigation is on-going and we ask that anyone that has paid the $100.00 fee contact the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318) 872-3956 to report their loss. A detective with our office will follow up to gather further information.
 

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Godtel Moves Location


 

For years the Godtel in Nacogdoches has helped the homeless by giving them a place to stay. Recently it has relocated to a new location on a 29 acre site, which can be found 1 and a half miles west of Downtown Nacogdoches.  Godtel directors June and Nancy Gentry are relieved.

 

 

For more information click the link below:

 

 

KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

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Fillies Women's Basketball Score 100 Points Against Louisiana College


 

It was another record night for the Filles this season as they went on to beat Louisiana College JV 107-43 Tuesday night in A.J. Gymnasium. This is the third time this season that the Fillies have reached 100 points in a game, and everyone on the team was able to score. "We are starting to build a solid foundation heading into conference play, and we are continuing to grow as a team" Assistant Coach Nalani Hernandez said. "Our progress is going to help us a lot in the next few months."
 
With less than 10 total turnovers on the night, every Fillie was able to score at least one bucket to contribute to the high score. Sophomore Denasia Watson lead all scorers and had a career high night in points, shooting 9-15 from the field and 4-5 from the charityy stripe, giving her a solid 22 points. She then tied her career high in assists with 5 and added 2 rebounds. 
 
Three other Filles scored double figures: Sophomore Charlynn Perry (18), Freshman Nailah Beyah-Blount (14), and Freshman Patience Okpe(16). As a team, the ladies were able to secure 33 rebounds, 29 assists, 13 steals, and shot 51.9% from the field.
 
With this victory, the Filles move to 5-0. The next match up will take place at Jacksonville College on November 22nd at 5:30pm. 

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SFA Gardens to Host Holiday Wreath-Making Seminar


 

The Stephen F. Austin State University SFA Gardens will host a garden seminar, “Deck the Halls: Using Evergreens to Decorate for the Holidays,” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St.
 
Evergreen branches and garlands once served as symbols of enduring life and a fruitful year to come. Join Dawn Stover, research associate at SFA Gardens, to learn how to create elegant wreaths and garlands using materials from the garden. 
 
Participants will learn principles of wreath, garland and centerpiece construction and make a wreath to enjoy and take home for the holidays. 
 
In addition to the traditional wreaths and garlands, Stover will introduce new crafts using natural items from the garden and forest. All materials will be provided.
 
Class size is limited, so register in advance by calling (936) 468-1832 or emailing sfagardens@sfasu.edu. The cost is $25 for SFA Garden members and $30 for non-members.

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Boil Water Notice San Augustine Rural Water Supply


 

Due to line break, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our water System, Paxton Water, to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption. This is for the customers that were out of water on November 16, 2016 on HWY 84 east of the water plant and surrounding county roads.
 
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other
suitable source.
 
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials will notify you that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice.
 
If you have any questions concerning this matter, you may contact
 
Vince Di Verdi at 936-590-9177 or 936-332-7683.

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SFA’s Master’s in Counseling Program Ranked No. 1 in Texas


 

Stephen F. Austin State University received the No. 1 ranking from topcounselingschools.org for having the top-value counseling master’s degree in Texas.
 
Topcounselingschools.org is an organization committed to helping students find the best higher-education counseling programs. The rankings were created using the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs online directory to find accredited counseling programs in Texas.
 
The top 10-ranked schools were based on program completion rate, job placement rate, licensing exam pass rate, accreditation length, research productivity, and tuition and fees.
 
Dr. Le’Ann Solmonson, director of SFA’s professional counseling program and professor, said she is thrilled to see this level of recognition for SFA’s program.
 
“We recognize and take seriously the responsibility of training professional counselors. We have high expectations for our students, and they rise to the challenge,” Solmonson said. “We believe we do an excellent job training counselors. This ranking provides validation to the strength of our program.”
 
SFA’s 60-hour master’s in professional counseling program includes three degree concentrations: school counseling, clinical mental health counseling and clinical rehabilitation counseling. The program is a combination of online and face-to-face courses.
 
Solmonson boasted the program’s unique philosophy and approach. Students in the three programs take a common set of classes comprising 48 hours and then take 12 hours in their specialization. This arrangement provides students with exposure to all three areas. Regardless of their specialization, students have strong clinical training, Solmonson said.
 
All three programs lead to the Licensed Professional Counselor credential. The school counseling and clinical rehabilitation counseling students also are certified in their specialization, Certified School Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.
 
“The ability to obtain dual credentials is another unique aspect of our program,” Solmonson said. “We have students who have received their degree at other universities and come to us for the additional coursework to get the second credential.”
 
The program’s size is another feature that sets it apart from competing universities.
 
“With an enrollment between 65-80 students, we know our students and develop relationships with them. We love watching them grow as people and as professionals,” Solmonson said. “We receive very positive feedback from employer and internship site supervisors and consistently hear that our students stand out.”

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Grace Manor Christmas Gift Needs


 

Grace Manor is trying to help provide one Christmas present for each of our foster children. We have over 90 children under our care now, so this is a big task! We are asking for help from our community to make sure all of our children have a nice Christmas.
 
We have asked our foster parents to turn in to us one gift idea (between $35.00 and $50.00) that each of their foster children would like. We have these gift ideas available at our office to be picked up and purchased. We are asking that you return the wrapped gifts by December 9th.
 
The children have wished for toys, bicycles, games, electronics, and gift certificates.  
 
Anything you can do to help would be appreciated!  We accept cash donations from those who are unable to purchase a present. Come by our office at 109 Carroll Street or call Dan at 598-3611 for more information. Thank you!

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Tiger Weekly


 

Tiger Weekly
 
 
 
Please visit our district web page for other details on our school: www.tenahaisd.com
 
(The calendar provides the most up to date events)
 
 
 
Enrollment: 577
 
 
 
November 17, 2016-Elementary 4th and 5th Grade Robotics in Kilgore
 
November 18, 2016-Early Release 2:00 pm; Pep Rally 1:30 pm; Tiger vs Meridian in Fairfield @ 7:30 pm (Tigers Home Team) Tickets: Adults $6/Students $4
 
(Stay tuned to local media for advancement details-Should be Friday, November 25th)
 
November 21, 2016-Student Holiday/Teacher In-Service; JVG/VG @ Center 5:00 pm
 
November 22, 2016-Student Holiday/Teacher In-Service; JVG/VG @ Martins Mill 5:00 pm
 
November 23-25, 2016-Thanksgiving Holidays
 
November 28, 2016-JH G/B BB vs Cushing Home 4:30 pm
 
November 29, 2016-JVG/VG @ Martinsville 5:00 pm
 
December 1-3, 2016- VG @ Lipan Tournament
 
 
 
Continuous Happenings at Tenaha Schools
 
 
 
The 8th Grade math classes At Tenaha ISD are having a monthly Khan Academy contest. After taking the first six weeks to get some 8th grade concepts mastered and learn the workings of the Khan Academy site, the 8th Graders just completed their first contest month. 
 
Khan Academy is a free, online learning site that is donation and supporter funded. Students who have an account can practice math concepts at any grade from Kindergarten (Early Math) through 8th by grade level and High School and College level math by course (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, SAT, GMAT, MCAT, etc.). Students can even search for specific math concepts to practice. 
 
Additionally, Khan Academy is diagnostically driven. If a student is having difficulty with a topic, more of that type problem is provided. If a student is successfully answering problems, the program challenges them with higher level problems. When students reach concepts that they are unfamiliar with, hints are provided (with step by step explanations) and most questions have detailed video lessons available at the click of their mouse. Tablets are available for student use every morning and Monday-Thursday after school. Additionally, students have access during Tiger Tutorials each school day. Khan Academy can also be accessed from any computer or smart phone off campus! There’s even a Khan Academy app available.
 
 
Andrew Tyner.JPGAndrew Tyner, is this month’s winner of the Khan Academy math competition.
 
To encourage our 8th graders to practice on their own students are able to build points towards the monthly contest as they work on their mathematics mastery. The highest point winner each month wins a $10.00 WalMart gift card. The point totals are filtered for each month, so previously earned points are not included in the winning tabulation. This month’s winner was Andrew Tyner. Congratulations Andrew!!!
 
 
 
Tenaha ISD-Honoring All Who Served
 
 
Local Veterans honored at BETA club Veterans Day presentation.  Pictured on bottom row left to right are James Grimsley, Bob Davis, Dale Stepp, Charles Hooker, George Bowers, David Jeter, Willis Blackwell and Roland Cross.   
 
Veterans Day is a day to honor those that have selflessly served our great country.  Friday, November 11th, the Tenaha Beta Club presented their annual Veterans Day program.  
 
 
 
The Tenaha Beta Club program is dedicated to all veterans, past and present, for making the USA the best country in the world to live in.  
 
Without all the sacrifices these courageous men and women have made, this country would not be free today.  
 
 
Each member of the Junior High and High School Beta Club members expressed their appreciation to local Veterans with poems and stories. 
 
 
 
“I am proud that the Beta Students are always willing to honor our Veterans on Veterans Day,” commented Brenda Farmer, BETA sponsor.   These students learn that our great country was built upon sacrifices from many others throughout history. The students are amazed that so many local people, and their own teachers that they see on a daily basis, have put their lives on the line for them and the freedoms that we all enjoy.
 
 
Beta Club members personally thanked each Veteran for their service to our country.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
Tenaha Elementary First Graders also took part in honoring our Veterans by presenting their rendition of “You’re A Grand Old Flag”.    
 
 
 
 
Year Books Available:
 
 
 
There are extra 2015-2016 Tiger yearbooks available for purchase. Full-color, 130 pages of Tenaha Tiger highlights for $40.00. 
Contact Ali Tyner (tynerali@tenahaisd.com) or you can bring money to campus office.
 
 
 
 
Tenaha Youth Center changed hours. 
 
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
 
 

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SANTA INVITES ANN FORBES TO SERVE AS GRAND MARSHAL OF SANTA’S CHRISTMAS PARADE


 

  SANTA INVITES ANN FORBES TO SERVE AS
GRAND MARSHAL OF SANTA’S CHRISTMAS PARADE
 
Santa Claus recently delivered an invitation to Ann Forbes to serve as Grand Marshal of the 17th annual Santa’s Christmas Parade, in honor of the memory of her husband, Jim Forbes.  The parade, presented by Shelby Savings Bank, will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  
 
The late Jim Forbes was the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Service Award and was recognized at the annual Shelby County Chamber of Commerce awards banquet for his contributions in and around Shelby County.  His service was noted in providing daily weather reports for 48 years without missing information, serving as Boy Scout Leader, receiving the Dick Hagemeyer Service Award for 45 years of continuous service for the United States Weather Service and being a member of First Baptist Church’s Golden Harvest Ministries Club for over 20 years.
 
According to Randy Collard, Parade Chairman, vendors will offer funnel cakes, Frito pie, hot chocolate and coffee, but additional space is still available. Interested organizations must complete a vendor application and will be notified regarding acceptance.  Approved vendors can set up from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the day of the parade in an assigned location on the historic Courthouse lawn. 
 
Categories for the 2016 “O Christmas Tree” themed parade will include Individuals, Schools, Businesses, Churches and Civic Organizations.  Parade participants are asked to decorate with lights for the nighttime parade and have audible Christmas music playing. There are applicable rules and considerations for entries with horses. Judges will award cash prizes to the top three places in each category, First $100, Second $50 and Third $25 and the Overall Best in Show Float will receive $250 cash prize.
 
Parade float entry registration is free and completed applications must be returned to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office by the entry deadline on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.  Applications for the parade, vendor space and entry rules are now available at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office located at 100 Courthouse Square, A-101 on the historic downtown Center square or online at  www.shelbycountychamber.com.  
 
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or info@shelbycountychamber.com.
 

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Man Destroys Wife's Furniture


 

 

 

 

A Lufkin man was arrested for assaulting his wife's furniture. Derrick Jamar Smith age 30 from Lufkin, TX is charged with second-degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and Class-A assault causes bodily injury.

 

 

For More Information:

 

 

 

http://www.ktre.com/story/33724832/lufkin-man-accused-of-abusing-wife-destroying-her-furniture

 

 

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Joaquin ISD Basketball Schedule


 

 

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James/Antioch Community Center Monthly Meeting


 

The James/Antioch Community Center will hold it's monthly meeting on Saturday, November 19th at 6:30pm. After a short business meeting a pot-luck supper will be served. Everyone from the James/Antioch area is invited to come join us. 

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Piney Woods Photographic Society November Meeting


 

The PWPS will be holding their regular monthly meeting Saturday, November 19th at the First United Methodist Church, on Porter St. in Center, TX., 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  The November workshop will be on "ISO- How to use it" and the monthly critique will be "Landscapes"  
 
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. For more information please contact Billie Jones, Secretary, 936-591-2426.

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Radio News 11-16-16


 

 

 

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Boil Water Notice San Augustine Rural Water Supply


 

 

Due to a major leak in the City of San Augstine's water main, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requires our water system, San Augustine Rural Water Supply - #2030007, to notify the customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption effective Wednesday, November 16th until further notice. 
 
This is for all San Augstine Rural Water Supply customers, including all former Bland Lake Customers. 
 
This is just a safety precaution due to a line breakage that occurred in the City of San Augstine, Texas. 
 
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two (2) minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottle water from some other suitable source. 
 
Customers will be notified thru radio and television when the notice is lifted.

 

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Center Employees of the Month


 

 

 

 

 

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Roughriders Basketball Parent Meeting


 

 

The Roughrider Basketball Program will have a parent meeting
for the 2016-2017 members of all levels of the basketball teams.
The meeting will be Thursday November 17, 2016 at 6:00 P. M. in
Roughrider Gymnasium.
We will be discussing important issues, expectations, and
requirements regarding being a member of the Roughrider
Basketball Team.
The meeting is not required but highly encouraged. Please plan to
attend.
 

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Chatter From the Shelby County Chamber


 

 
Santa's Christmas Parade
O' Christmas Tree
Saturday, December 3
Downtown Center Square
Presented by Shelby Savings Bank
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
Christmas Parade Committee
would like to invite all businesses, churches, clubs, schools, organizations and
 elected officials to participate in this year's Santa's Christmas Parade
to be held
 
Saturday, December 3 at 6:00 p.m.
The annual event ushers in the Christmas season
with the arrival of Santa Claus at the close of the parade.
The deadline to have float entries returned to the Chamber is Tuesday, November 
22 in order to receive a line-up number and be qualified for judging and receive
 prize awards.
 
Downtown businesses that have notified the Chamber they will participate in the 
Christmas Sidewalk Marketplace starting at
4:00 p.m. or will be open prior to the parade are
Mooney's Emporium, Little Fox Marketplace and The Chop Shop.
Funnel cakes, cookies, popcorn, Frito Pie, hot chocolate, coffee, soft drinks and
other festive delights will be available.
Judges will award cash prizes to the top three places in each category, First $100,
Second $50 and Third $25 and the Overall Best in Show Float will receive $250 cash
prize.

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Panola men run away from LSC-Tomball


 

 
Carthage, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated Lone
Star College-Tomball here Tuesday Night, 101-63. With the victory the
Ponies raise their record to 4-2. “We were a little slow out of the gates.
We finally got rolling to begin the second half.” stated assistant coach
Adam Blaylock. “I thought we had tremendous bench play tonight.” He added.
 
 
Panola got out to a quick start taking a 16-6 lead on a TJ Killings layup.
The Ponies maintained their double-digit lead  the rest of the half but
could never increase their lead more than 16 points. They took a 46-32
halftime lead. The Ponies went on a 17-3 run midway through the second to
increase their lead to 27 points and never looked back. All 13 players that
suited up saw minutes.
 
 
Four players scored in double figures and where led by Devyn Wilson who
netted 15. Marlon Taylor and Tope Arikawe were red hot from the field as
they combined for 26 points on 13 of 15 shooting. TJ Killings came off the
bench and tallied 11 points. Bryson Lockley led the way with eight
rebounds. As a team, Panola had a season high in assists with 31.
 
 
Panola will next be in action this upcoming Thursday when they host
Louisiana College. Tip-off is set for 7:00 PM in the Arthur Johnson
Gymnasium on the campus of Panola College.
 

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Weather Update


 

Looks like we may get at least a small amount of moisture during the next 10 day period...at least more moisture than the heavy dew and fog brings.Today - Clear - 83/55 degrees - Humid, heavy dew & fogThur - Clear - 82/64 degrees - Humid, heavy dew and fog againFri - T-storm (85% chance) from 11am thru 5pm- 1/2 to             3/4 inches - 75/43 degreesSat - Clear, but much cooler - 61/36 degreesSun - Clear and continued cool - 63/37 degreesMon - A few more clouds - 68/50 degreesTues - Cloudy with a chance for light rain late - 72/58 degreesWed - Carryover light rain - 1/10" - 68/44 degrees11/24 -Thanksgiving Day         - Clear, sunny, blue skies - 68/44 degrees 

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Center School Board Meeting


 

The Board of Trustees
Center ISD
Notice of Regular Meeting
November 17, 2016
6:00 PM
 
A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center ISD will be held November 17, 2016, beginning at 6:00
PM in the Center Independent School District Administration Boardroom 107 PR 605 Center, TX 75935.
The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below.
Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice.
1. Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum
2. Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance
3. Public Comments/Audience Participation
4. Oath of Office
5. Reorganization of Board - Officers Elected
6. Consent Agenda
6. 1. Minutes
6. 2. Investment Report
6. 3. Tax Office Report
6. 4. Monthly Financial Report
6. 5. Payment Approval
6. 6. Overnight Student Activity Trips
6. 7. Budget Amendments
7. Consideration and Approval of Property and Fleet Insurance
8. Discussion and Scheduling of Board Training
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
If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the Board will conduct a
closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas
Government Code section 418.183(f). Before any closed meeting is convened, the presiding officer will publicly identify the section or
sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting. [See
BEC(LEGAL)]
The notice for this meeting was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on:
November 14, 2016 4:00 p.m.
______________________ ______________________
Superintendent, Center ISD Board President, Center ISD

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Farmers Insurnace recognizes Deputy Lawrence


 

 
 
 
Farmers Insurance realizes the importance of law enforcement officers in our community. Special discounts are available officers to help save their families money on home and auto insurance. Through their Affinity Marketing program, independent Farmers Insurance offices recognize local heroes who go above and beyond their everyday duties. Deputy Kurtes Lawrence of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (center) was recently selected by John M. Burns, a local Farmers Insurance Agent, to receive a gift certificate to purchase items he needs for his personal use as a law enforcement officer.
 
The SCSO appreciates John Burns and Farmers Insurance for recognizing the hard works of our officers.
 
On hand for the presentation were (left to right) Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy D.J. Dickerson, John M. Burns, Deputy Kurtes Lawrence, Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Kevin Windham.
 

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Texas Railroad Commission News


 

Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today announced his collaboration
with the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) Center for Integrated Seismicity Research
(CISR), an industry-sponsored, multidisciplinary, trans-college research center.
 The mission of CISR is to conduct fundamental and applied research to better understand
both naturally occurring and potentially induced seismicity and the associated risks.
The research is designed to identify the subsurface processes that may influence
 seismicity, quantify and reduce risk to the citizens and infrastructure of Texas,
and inform regulators and operators so that they can improve standards of practice
to mitigate seismicity.
 
Commissioner Sitton issued the following statement on joining the research consortium:
"I take the issue of induced seismicity very seriously. The science is clear that
it is physically possible for injection wells that dispose of fluids deep underground
to cause earthquakes in certain rare cases, given the right set of conditions. Unfortunately,
this often is confused with hydraulic fracturing, which can cause micro earthquakes
that are almost never felt. Since 2014 the Railroad Commission has had in place 
rules that require careful study of injection well applications in areas where seismicity
could be a factor. As a result, we have put strict conditions on several injection
wells and have also asked operators to withdraw applications when we believed there
was a risk that they could cause seismicity.
 
I've been working diligently on this issue since I joined the Commission in 2014,
and after thorough study and visiting with researchers and operators across Texas,
I have determined that we need to begin to look more closely at oil and gas injection
activities in specific areas. One such area is Johnson County. I have seen credible
data and science from operators that lead me to believe that area has elevated risks
of seismicity related to disposal activities, and therefore warrants additional 
investigation. The industry data, combined with new data that will be acquired by
TexNet (the new Texas Seismometer Network) will help the Railroad Commission and
 CISR achieve a more robust understanding than prior studies. For example, earlier
academic reports from an earthquake sequence in Azle could leave the impression 
that seismicity in the entire Dallas and Fort Worth area is caused by oil and gas.
I don't believe that the science we have to date can support that conclusion.
 
The governor's technical advisory committee to TexNet, BEG, CISR and other reliable
scientific groups are working on smart scientific approaches to comprehensively 
evaluate seismicity and the associated risks in our state. I am working with those
groups, and if research points to a causal link between oil and gas and seismicity
in the state, the Railroad Commission will address those situations in an appropriate
way.
 
I want to applaud the Texas Legislature for their leadership on this issue. Because
of them we are doing more than any other state to address induced seismicity. Texans
can rest assured that the Railroad Commission and the State Legislature take this
issue very seriously and are committed to a thorough scientific analysis of what
 can and should be done to the extent oil and gas activity is causing seismicity
 in our state."

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Timpson Bear Update


 

Lady Bear Basketball - The JH Lady Bear Basketball team played their first game of the season Monday night and came away with a 58-6 win over Mt. Enterprise. Scoring for the Lady Bears were Kay’Unna Curtis 12, Jaycee Campbell 12, Claire Johnson 9, Jamie Stephens 6, Harlie Ware 5, Ty’eshia Johnson 4, Da’Mya Collins 4, McKenzie Wynn 2, Olivia Daniels 2, and Alyssa Parks 2.  Way to Go Ladies!!!
 
 
THS Blood Drive - Timpson ISD will have a blood drive Thursday, November 17th. We need at least 25 successful donors. If you would like to donate blood or get more information please contact TISD nurse Brittany Kimbro at 558-4113 or at bkimbro@timpsonisd.com<mailto:bkimbro@timpsonisd.com>

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Crash Injury


 

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX- On November 15, at approximately 8 a.m., Texas
Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers investigated a two vehicle crash with
possible injuries on US 59 North at the Angelina River.
Roadway construction work closed the northbound outside lane forcing traffic into
the inside lane.
 
A 2007 Chevrolet passenger car, driven by 34-year-old Juan Rubio from Lufkin,
TX failed to control speed and struck the rear of a 2003 Chevrolet pickup, causing
the pickup to hit the concrete barrier. The driver of the 2003 Chevrolet pickup is
identified as 36-year-old Samuel Roque-Pina, also from Lufkin, TX.
Roque-Pina and a passenger were transported to Chi St. Luke’s Hospital in Lufkin
with unknown injuries by ambulance. Rubio was reportedly not injured in the
crash.

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Thanksgiving Dinner


 

Shelby County Outreach Ministries is gearing up for our Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner .It will be served from 11:00 until 1:00 Thanksgiving Day at the Senior Nutrition Site located at 124 Haley Drive, Center, TX. 75935.  Any donations of smoked turkeys or desserts need to be dropped off by 2:00 Tuesday, November 22, 2016. To go orders can be picked up between 11:00 and 12:00. If you would like to volunteer your time to serve, deliver meals, donate one of the above listed items, or if you would like to help sponsor this great event, you can call Brandi Emanis 936-598-7768 or Sherry Harding 936-598-4990.

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Patroon Baptist Church Youth Visit Sheriff's Office


 

Members of the Patroon Baptist Youth Group 18 and Under visited the SCSO Monday afternoon. The youth provided officers with treats and expressed their appreciation for keeping the county safe. Sergeant Adam Renfro (left) and Deputy Kurtes Lawrence (right) visited with the group and talked about daily operations at SCSO. The SCSO appreciates the kind support from Patroon Baptist Church. We are very honored to have the opportunity to visit with young members of our county.
 
Visit the Shelby County Sheriff's Department online at http://www.scsotx.org
 
 

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Joaquin ISD School Board Meeting Minutes


 

 Below are the minutes for the Joaquin ISD School Board meeting held on November 14th. 
 
1 The Joaquin ISD School Board met tonight in regular session at 6:00 p.m. in the Joaquin Boardroom with the following members present: Chrisco Bragg, Ronnie Belrose, Thomas Harvey, Jeff Cater, Bill Mason, Jr., Jimmy Hamilton (Skyped in) and Tam Hearnsberger
 
Board members absent:  All Present
 
Guest(s) Present:  A.J. Goff, Goff & Herrington, P.C.; Trey Harvey, Student; Judy Harvey
 
Joaquin ISD Employee(s) Present:  Phil Worsham, Superintendent;  Joel Bumback, Director of Finance;  Sherry Scruggs, Elementary Principal;  Jimmy Jackson, High School Principal;  Kathy Carrington, Special Education Director;  Mark Bonner, Maintenance Director; Landon Oliver, Technology Director;  Justin Wilburn, Technology;  Rusty Wilson, Teacher;  Donna Vergo, Human Resource; Chrisco Bragg, President, called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
 
2  The invocation was led by Chrisco Bragg, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America by Bill Mason, Jr., and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas Flag was led by Tam Hearnsberger.
 
3  Audience Participation – Those signed up and participating were:  None
 
4  Report and Information items:
4.1 Review Monthly Financial Report – Joel Bumback, Director of Finance
4.2 Report on technology 
4.3 Hand out Board Operating Procedures to be acted on at the December Board meeting
4.4 Information on Board Resolution calling on the Texas Legislature to remove the unfair penalty for small schools with less than 300 square miles to be acted on at the December Board meeting
4.5 Information on Board Resolution to join a coalition of Texas School District that will petition the Texas Legislature to fund a Texas Education Code provision that allows the Texas Education Commissioner to adjust the taxable value of property in a School District that experiences a rapid decline in taxable property value.
4.6 Correspondence
 
5  Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:
5.1 It was moved by Tam Hearnsberger, and seconded by Jeff Cater, to approve minutes from previous meeting. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  It carried unanimously.
5.2 No action was taken on changes to CH Local Board Policy 
5.3 It was moved Jeff Cater, and seconded by Bill Mason, Jr., to approve the 2016 Joaquin ISD Annual Financial Report by A. J. Goff, CPA from Goff & Herrington, P.C.  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  6 for 1 abstention (Jimmy Hamilton).  Motion Carried.
5.4 It was moved by Ronnie Belrose, and seconded by Tam Hearnsberger, to approve sale of surplus items. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  It carried unanimously.
 
6   Chrisco Bragg, Board President, ask for items to be placed on the next board agenda.  None noted at this time.
 
7   Designation of date and time of next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin ISD – Monday, December 12, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. 
 
8   With no further business on the agenda the meeting was adjourn at 7:39 p.m. 

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Radio News 11-15-16


 

 

 

 

 

 

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In God's Word by Mike Mills


 

Take Heed: During the 40 years the Israelites wandered in the wilderness, time after time God brought various hardships on them trying to get them to heed His warnings. 
 
Examples of God's warnings of the perils of giving in to temptations are recorded in (1 Corinthians 10:5-11). 
 
While these many warnings were done as examples for them, they are recorded in God's Word for our admonition as well.
 
Even though the believer is freed from the penalty of sin by God's grace, he is still living around the power of sin. Only when we are removed from this world and are with the Lord in heaven will we be freed from the very presence of sin.
 
So all Christians need to "take heed" of the lessons taught to the Israelites in the wilderness. Being God's "chosen people" did not remove temptations from them. Being the Lords chosen ones even gave many a false sense of security, an attitude of being too good to fall. That is true today in our world, many Christians have that attitude of being too good to fall. 
 
An attitude of maybe thinking; "well, I go to church and I believe in Jesus so unlike those who don't go to church I have nothing to fear". 
 
The people Paul was talking to here also were in church, the church at Corinth. They too believed in Jesus, but Paul is still trying to keep them from falling into the same trap the Old Testament Jews had fallen into as he cautions the Corinthians; "therefore let him who thinks he stands, take heed, lest he fall." (1 Cor. 10:12)
 
This scripture is trying to warn us that if any person does not stay dependent upon God, he will grow callous and indifferent to the presence of sin. We may  think we are so safe from sin that we begin to take no precautions against it. 
 
Just think many things that were once off limits and would have shamed us a few years ago are now welcome in our homes by means of the internet. Some may say they can go into immoral, polluted places and not be affected, no, if you roll in dirt, you become dirty. The old saying; "if you play with fire, you will get burned" is very true.
 
So, what can we do to assure that we do not fall into these same traps? 
 
We can become so involved in the things of the Lord that we have no time nor inclination to fall.
 
Take heed to what the prophet Micah said: "what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God." (Micah 6:8)
 
Treat others as you want to be treated, help your fellow man when you see him in need, and do God's will each day and not the wishes of mankind. Take heed of the temptations of this world and lean on the Lord every day.
 
May God bless you and keep you each day...

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Reminder to Center ISD Parents: School Bus Emergency Evacuation Drill


 

On Tuesday, November 15, 2016 the Center ISD Transportation department will be conducting an emergency evacuation drill on all school buses after school. 
 
This will delay buses running approximately 30 minutes. 
 
It is important for all students that ride a bus to be on board and participate in this drill so that our riders are aware of the procedures in case an emergency ever arises and the need to evacuate becomes necessary. 
 
Should parents have any questions please call the Transportation office and speak to Amanda Kirby  936-598-2880

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Ribbon Cutting for new beauty spa


 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite the public to join them for a grand opening ribbon cutting for Estetica Gela Beauty Salon & Spa, owner Argelia Lopez.  It will be held on Tuesday, November 15 at 4:00 p.m. at 207 West Austin Street in Center.  Refreshments will be served.
 
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or info@shelbycountychamber.com.

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Senior Nutrition Site Thanksgiving


 

The Senior Nutrition Site would like everyone to know the community Thanksgiving is just around the corner and everyone is invited to attend. 
 
To anyone donating anything like turkeys, bread or rolls, desserts, or hams or just their time, please let The Nutrition Site know as soon as possible. Your donation and volunteer work is much appreciated. 
 
If you have any questions about anything at all, please call, Director Brandi Emanis or Betty Bailey at 936-598-7768.

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SFA Concert


 

The Wind Ensemble at Stephen F. Austin State University will present an “Autumn Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.
 
“This concert is the culmination of our fall rehearsals,” said Fred J. Allen, director of bands at SFA. “It features various styles of music.”
 
Among the featured works will be “Kingfishers Catch Fire” by American composer John Mackey.
 
“The piece captures the beauty of the colorful kingfisher bird,” said Allen. “It is in two movements: a slow brooding opening, followed by an exciting fast movement that pictures the birds taking flight.”
 
Dr. Tamey Anglley, assistant director of bands at SFA, will serve as guest conductor on Percy Grainger’s “Children’s March.”
 
A piece for brass by Baroque Italian composer Giovanni Gabrieli will open the concert, followed by “Serenade” by Richard Straus, which is primarily for woodwinds, Allen said.
 
Also on the program will be pieces by John Philip Sousa and Johann Sebastian Bach.
 
The concert is a presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music.
 
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

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Sharla Foster Fundraiser


 

Downtown on the Center Square, Friday, November 18th, there will be a Benefit held for Sharla Foster. Pulled Pork Sandwiches with chips and a drink will be sold for $5 per meal starting at 10:30am until sold out. For any pre-sale orders, please call 936-248-2081 ext. 1. Delivery will be available with an order of 10 or more. 
 
Many people know Sharla Craig Foster as a caring and concerned friend who loves to laugh, cares for everyone and lifts everyone's spirts when she walks in the room. Sharla's family and friends love her for these qualities, as well as, for being a loving and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, niece, aunt and cousin. She was recently diagnosed with cancer and currently travels 3 hours to Dallas each week for treatment, then returns home on the weekends. The cost of the medical expenses above what insurance pays, gas and maintenance are an additional cost to her family. Any support shown would be beyond appreciated. Thank you all! 
 
"Give to others, and God will give to you.  Indeed, you will receive a full measure, a generous helping, poured into your hands-all that you can hold.  The measure you use for others is the one that God will use for you." Luke 6:38

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First Pentecostal Church of Joaquin is hosting a Yard Sale on Saturday


 

First Pentecostal Church of Joaquin is hosting a Yard Sale on Saturday, November 19th starting at 8:30. We have items like, glassware, plates, books, Christmas wreaths, crosses, coffee table, treadmill, headboard for bed, clothes and many more items.
 
First Pentecostal church of Joaquin is located at 11113 State Hwy 7 East, Joaquin, Texas 75954. Directions: Coming from Center it is about 10 miles on the left, coming from Haslam (Joaquin) two miles on the right.

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Hwy 59 northbound reopened following wreck on Angelina River Bridge


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Christmas Jubilee


 

 

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3 Keys To Career Success For Millennials


 

 
The Greatest Generation and the Baby Boomers are two of the most influential 
age groups in the history of the United States and have left incredible footprints 
on our society. However, it’s the millennials who now comprise the largest 
living generation with over 75 million people. But with limited job prospects, 
staggering college loans and tougher career paths, finding the trail to success 
has been tougher than in the past.
 
But, Nicole Smartt found a way – the old fashioned way by starting at the bottom 
and working her way to the top, becoming the Co-owner and Vice President of 
Star Staffing.  In her book "From Receptionist to Boss: Real-life Advice for 
Getting Ahead at Work,” Smartt details the steps she took from achieving that 
goal in less than 7 years en route to becoming the youngest person to be awarded 
the “Forty Under 40” award by the North Bay Business Journal.
 
Smartt says, “One of the biggest things younger workers can do to get ahead 
is be an exemplary leader, take on extra tasks and ask what more you can do?” 
She’ll share with your listeners 3 ways millennials can climb the career ladder:
 
• Be a winner at working hard. Never clock out. Constantly learn, grow and 
improve.
• It’s all about connections. Become an owner of your career through connections. 
Find the right people/mentors who match your goals, attitude and energy level.
• Be a lifetime learner.  Learning doesn’t end when you graduate – stay ahead 
of the curve.

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Center ISD News


 

The Intermediate School will host a Math Carnival Tuesday night (11.15.17)
from 6 - 7 in the CIS gym.  The CIS Thanksgiving meal will be on Thursday
at lunch time.

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This Week at Center ISD


 

 

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Photos From Center Playoff Game


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San Augustine Chamber of Commerce Meeting TODAY!


 

Where *has* the year gone?   *last* Membership Meeting of
2016!
 
Come on down to the Log Cabin and enjoy lunch at noon from *Mary Kay's
Country Diner *while we learn about the ins and outs of the* East Texas
Blood Center* from speaker *Bill Teague* and honor our Business of the
Month, *Haley Furniture*, who offers great deals on furniture, appliances
and accessories right on the Square in downtown San Augustine, at 112 W
Main St.
 
You don't have to be a member to enjoy a great networking and a delicious
lunch for just $7, but only members are eligible to win our door prizes!
 
 
*San Augustine County **Chamber of Commerce*
611 W. Columbia St, San Augustine, TX 75972   *  936-275-3610  *
www.sanaugustinetx.com
 
Upcoming Events:
11/15  Last Membership Meeting for 2016
12/2    Christmas Jubilee Days - Main Street's Christmas Parade
12/2    Garden Club's Annual Chili Supper
12/3    Miss Merry Christmas Pageant
12/3    Junk in the Trunk (a Main Street Event)
1/19    Chamber of Commerce Gala and Installation of Officers

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 
 
Tues. Nov. 15 – First day of third six weeks
 
---------------------- Lady Bear Basketball PCA in Lufkin VG
 
 
 
Wed. Nov. 16 - Elementary data charts due
 
---------------------- Tutorial letters sent home
 
---------------------- Staff payday
 
 
 
Thurs. Nov. 17 – ----------------------Report cards sent home
 
----------------------Cushing Basketball Tournament 17, 18 and 19th - varsity girls
 
----------------------New Summerfield Basketball tournament
 
Varsity Boys 17, 18 and 19th.
 
 
 
Fri. Nov. 18 – Fall picture retakes
 

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Another Person Dies in Car Wreck


 

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX- On November 13, at approximately 9:35 p.m., Texas
Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers responded to and investigated an autopedestrian
crash on FM 326 about three and a half miles South of Lufkin.
The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2005 Ford SUV, driven by 51-yearold
Deidre Paul from Lufkin, was traveling north on FM 326 and struck a
pedestrian who was reportedly walking north in the roadway.
The pedestrian was identified as Tammy Sneed, 44, from Huntington, TX. Sneed
was transported to CHI St. Luke’s Hospital in Lufkin and pronounced deceased at
approximately 11:13 p.m.
No other injuries were reported.
 

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Timpson City Council Meeting


 

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the governing body of the City of Timpson will be held on the 15th day of November, 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.
 
     A. Municipal Court Clerk, Paula Mullins to speak regarding Citation/Case Processing in Incode.
     B. James Guest to speak regarding the Citations Collection Process and an update on Property Tax in the City.
     
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 October 2016, there were 99 citations issued, 114 violations, 0 to juveniles and 2 to minors. Total amount reported $11,508.47 the City’s portion a 55% estimate of $6,329.66.
     D. City Secretary: Leslie Leathers reporting that the dumpster will be here on Saturday, December 3rd. No City Council Meeting in December, the next meeting will be January 17th at 5:30. The VFD purchased a laptop for $619.96 at Best Buy which was approved by council at October’s meeting.
 
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 September 20, 2016
     B. Consider approval of Financial Statement for the month of September, 2016
     C. Consider approval of Accounts Payable – Unpaid bills for September, 2016
     D. Approval of the purchase of the bed for the new VFD truck from Car Tex Trailer for $5,945.00. This will be paid from the VFD account.
     E. Approval of the Engagement Letter from Frank Campos for the Audit of the City Financial statements, dated October 21, 2016.
     F. Accept 100% donated vehicle from Thomas Norris’ Security Firm.
     G. Ratify the election of Talitha Green as secretary for the TVFD.
     H. Pass Resolution 20161115-2 for Municipal support for Upward Bound Program Funding being sought by Timpson Independent School District.
 
REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS (10 –17)
              
10. Discuss and possibly take action: Sale by sealed bids for the 2005 Crown Vic owned by the Police Department. Mileage is 100-120,000 miles and currently not running. New owner will be expected to take possession and will be responsible for towing or trailering within 15 days of purchase. No police sirens, light bars, radios or police equipment included. Sealed bids are to be dropped off at City Hall or mailed to PO Box 369. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Bids must be turned in or postmarked by January 6, 2017. Council will either except or reject bids on Jan 17, 2017; Certified Funds or Cash will be required at time of transfer of property/ownership. 
 
11. Discuss and possibly take action: Adopt Resolution 20161115-1 designating East Texas Press as the official “printed” newspaper for the City of Timpson.
 
12. Discuss and possibly take action: Announce the acceptance of bids for the Woodlawn Cemetery Maintenance Contract for 2017. Interested parties should Contact the City Secretary for a copy of the proposal requirements. For information Contact Leslie at 254-2421. Proposals/Bids must be turned in or postmarked by January 6, 2017. The Cemetery Committee will review the proposals and make their recommendation to the Council on January 17, 2017 for a vote. Contract should be awarded on January 17, 2017.
 
13. Discuss and possibly take action: Select tree service from sealed bids received, to cut down five trees on city right of way and to remove all debris for the purpose of safety to residential and city property.
 
14. Discuss and possibly take action: To accept Chief Graham’s hiring of one police Officer to fill the vacancy created by Jake Metcalf taking office as Constable. Chief Graham would like the new officer to begin work on Friday, December 2nd and train with he and Jake in order to be prepared for working solo as soon as possible. *Officer Metcalf will begin his vacation on approximately December 20th and his last day will be December 31, 2016. **Motion is to include the rate of pay for the position and be worded as full-time employee.
 
15. Discuss and possibly take action: Police New Hire Matters (if needed)
 
     EXECUTIVE SESSION 551.072 to discuss the new hire with Chief Graham. 
 
16. Reconvene into open session: 
 
17. Adjourn:

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Radio News 11-14-16


 

 

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VFW Visits Nursing Home


 

On Veterans Day afternoon, November 11th, Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary visited 15 veterans at Holiday Nursing Home. Each was recognized and presented the emblem of their military service.
 
It was a double special day for Mr. Charles Sanford as it was also his 95th birthday. Mr. Sanford served in the US Army with the signal corps during World War II and was on Omaha Beach, D-Day plus 2.
 
The post and auxiliary would like to thank activity director Heather Allen for setting up the program and providing refreshments afterwards.
 
 

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Dugger Receives TCCA Distinguished Service Award


 

Donna Dugger, for the City of Center Municipal Court, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Texas Court Clerk's Association (TCCA) at their annual conference banquet on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 in San Marcos, Texas. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes a service, program, task or endeavor performed by an individual in a court profession, serving in a non-judicial capacity, which benefits the entire membership in a distinctive way by showing dedication and commitment.

 

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Riders of the Week


 

 

 

 

 

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Tenaha 8th Graders Improve Math Skills


 

The 8th Grade math classes At Tenaha ISD are having a monthly Khan Academy contest. After taking the first six weeks to get some 8th grade concepts mastered and learn the workings of the Khan Academy site, the 8th Graders just completed their first contest month. 
Khan Academy is a free, online learning site that is donation and supporter funded. Students who have an account can practice math concepts at any grade from Kindergarten (Early Math) through 8th by grade level and High School and College level math by course (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, SAT, GMAT, MCAT, etc.). Students can even search for specific math concepts to practice. 
Additionally, Khan Academy is diagnostically driven. If a student is having difficulty with a topic, more of that type problem is provided. If a student is successfully answering problems, the program challenges them with higher level problems. When students reach concepts that they are unfamiliar with, hints are provided (with step by step explanations) and most questions have detailed video lessons available at the click of their mouse. Tablets are available for student use every morning and Monday-Thursday after school. Additionally, students have access during Tiger Tutorials each school day. Khan Academy can also be accessed from any computer or smart phone off campus! There’s even a Khan Academy app available.
 
 
 
Pictured above is Andrew Tyner, this month’s winner of the Khan Academy math competition.
To encourage our 8th graders to practice on their own students are able to build points towards the monthly contest as they work on their mathematics mastery. The highest point winner each month wins a $10.00 WalMart gift card. The point totals are filtered for each month, so previously earned points are not included in the winning tabulation. This month’s winner was Andrew Tyner. Congratulations Andrew!!!
 

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Shelbyville Student Council Food Drive


 

 
SHELBYVILLE STUDENT COUNCIL FOOD DRIVE
PLEASE DONATE ITEMS TO BE GIVEN TO NEEDY FAMILIES IN OUR AREA
DONATIONS ACCEPTED AT ALL CAMPUSES
NOV. 7-16
ANY NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS INCLUDING CAN GOODS, MAC & CHEESE, BEANS, RICE, BOTTLED WATER, PEANUT BUTTER, FLOUR, SUGAR & CORN MEAL. NO REFRIGERATED ITEMS..PLEASE
 
THANK YOU
 

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Tenaha Veterans Program


 

Tenaha ISD-Honoring All Who Served
 
 
Local Veterans honored at BETA club Veterans Day presentation.  Pictured above bottom row left to right are James Grimsley, Bob Davis, Dale Stepp, Charles Hooker, George Bowers, David Jeter, Willis Blackwell and Roland Cross.    Pictured above top row left to right are Steven Farmer, Eddie Bailey, Brandon Walters, Brian Straw, Letitia Page, Victor Crawford and Marie Crawford.  
 
Veterans Day is a day to honor those that have selflessly served our great country.  Friday, November 11th, the Tenaha Beta Club presented their annual Veterans Day program.  
 
The Tenaha Beta Club program is dedicated to all veterans, past and present, for making the USA the best country in the world to live in.  Without all the sacrifices these courageous men and women have made, this country would not be free today.  
 
 
 
Each member of the Junior High and High School Beta Club members expressed their appreciation to local Veterans with poems and stories. 
 
“I am proud that the Beta Students are always willing to honor our Veterans on Veterans Day,” commented Brenda Farmer, BETA sponsor.   These students learn that our great country was built upon sacrifices from many others throughout history. The students are amazed that so many local people, and their own teachers that they see on a daily basis, have put their lives on the line for them and the freedoms that we all enjoy.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Toy Drive


 

The Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center is announcingthe start of our annual Toy Drive. We are excited to have this chance tobrighten the lives of children who have experienced abuse or trauma, but weknow this is only possible through the generosity of our community. Pleaseconsider donating funds or new, unopened toys for the boys and girls ages 3 to17 who have come through our Center in the past year. We will be acceptingdonations from November 14 through December 9 at our office, which is locatedat 131 Tenaha Street in Center. If you would like more information aboutspecific needs, please call us at 936-590-9864. Thank you for joining with usto share kindness and joy with these children.

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Joaquin ISD School Board Meeting


 

Joaquin ISD will have a school board meeting tonight at 6 pm.

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PANOLA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL NOW 4-0


 

The Fillies are off to a 4-0 win streak after a tough win over Ranger
College Saturday morning. "I'm really proud of the effort the team gave
this weekend" Head Coach Kite says. "We didn't play as well as I would like
this game, but the team showed that our defense could be a difference maker
this season".
 
And defense was indeed the difference maker. Panola struggled offensively
in the first quarter, starting off with 5 turnovers just before they got
the ball rolling. Ranger scored the first two buckets back to back, being
the largest and only lead for them throughout the game. A short jumper from
Freshman Daria Eremeeva
an "And-1" from sophomore Denasia Watson
tied the game at 4 apiece. After a free throw conversion from freshman Nailah
Beyah-Blount
the Fillies were back on top.
 
The game would later become tied in the second quarter at 19, but Panola
held off the Rangers there just before half time. After a technical foul in
the start of the third quarter from the Fillies, Ranger came within 1, but
would never take the lead again.
 
The fillies came up with 7 steals, took two charges, and pulled down 19
defensive rebounds. Defense was the key to the victory. "We're giving up
less than 60 points a game right now that says a lot about how hard the
team is working
 
Freshman Patience Okpe
and
sophomore Genesis Rivera
lead
the Filles with 12 points apiece.
 
The Fillies return back in action Tuesday night at 5:30pm in Arthur Johnson
Gymnasium

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Panola College Choral Students to Perform in All-State Choir


 

 
Panola College Choral Students to Perform in All-State Choir
 
The Panola College Choral Department hosted Region 3 Texas Two Year College
All State Choral Auditions on Friday, November 4, 2016 in the Raymond Rhea
Fine Arts Building.  Eight Panola College students, the maximum number
allowed per school by the organization, earned a chair in the All State
Choir.
 
Students will perform in the Texas Two Year College All State Choir Concert
on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. under the direction of Dr.
Richard Bjella.  The concert will be held in the Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center in San Antonio as part of the Texas Music Educators
Convention.
 
Image: *Panola College students selected to perform in the 2017 All-State
Choir are (left to right) Ahmadreion Casel, Jacksonville; Shelby Gipson,
St. Augustine; Alyia Doktor, Longview;  Kyana Reagan, Lufkin; Shelby Brown,
Tatum; Shannon James, Carthage; Samuel Slone, Marion, Virginia; and Walker
Pahlman, Nacogdoches.  *
 

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Panola College go 1-2 in Midland Classic


 

 
 
 
Midland, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team went 1-2 this
weekend in the Midland Classic hosted by Midland College. After this
weekend’s play Panola’s record is 3-2. “We hit about as much as adversity
as you can in a three day span.” Stated Head Coach Grant McMillan. “Playing
three high quality opponents this early in the year will only help us when
we get into league play.” He added.
 
 
Game 1 – Phoenix College
 
The opening game of the tournament features Panola and fifth ranked Phoenix
College. Using solid defense, the Ponies took a 13 point lead with just
under 6:00 minutes remaining in the first half. After back to back
turnovers, Phoenix College cut the lead to 37-32 heading into the locker
rooms. The second half Phoenix College used hot shooting from the three
point line, netting 10 total, to take command of the game. Phoenix extended
the lead by as much as 11 points in the second half before the Ponies cut
the lead to four with under two minutes left. Panola could not get any
closer. Phoenix won, 80-73.
 
 
Leading the way for Panola was Tope Arikawe who recorded a double-double
with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Marlon Taylor recorded a double-double with
12 points and 10 rebounds and Eric McGill netted 10 points. Devyn Wilson
came off the bench and tallied 14 points. Panola was ice cold from three as
they shot 2 for 26 from the game.
 
 
Game 2 – Sunrise Christian
 
 
Game two featured Sunrise Christian, one of the top rated prep schools in
the country with six division-one signees. A see-saw battle in the first
half left Panola trailing 34-28. Panola came out fighting in the second
half as both teams exchanged blows all half long. Panola finally took the
lead with 19 seconds remaining in the game on a Marlon Taylor layup.
Sunrise went down and converted on a traditional three point play to take a
two point lead. Panola had a chance to tie the game or take the lead but
never got a shot off. Sunrise won by a final tally of 73-72.
 
 
Arikawe had another monster game with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Wilson and
Taylor were both in double figures with 19 and 13 points, respectively.
Panola had a season high 19 offensive rebounds in the game and but only
shot 39 percent from the field.
 
 
Game 3 – Midland College
 
 
The final game of the tournament Panola faced Region V foe, Midland
College. Panola came out to a 20-14 lead before an injury timeout led to a
25 minute delay. With the game resumed, neither team led by more than three
points the rest of the way. Midland led at halftime 35-33. The heated
contest saw 23 lead changed and 11 ties. Panola had a one point led when
Midland converted an offensive rebound to regain the lead 72-71 with 30
seconds remaining. Marlon Taylor was fouled on a shot attempt with .8
seconds in the game. Taylor made both free throws and Midland never got a
shot off as the Ponies won 73-72.
 
 
Eric McGill was high point man with 17 points. TJ Killings had 12 points of
the bench. Taylor and Chan Williams Bey scored in double figures with 11
and 10 points, respectively. Arikawe chased down 10 rebounds. As a team,
the Ponies shot 91 percent from the free throw line and netted eight
three-pointers.
 
 
Panola will next be in action this upcoming Tuesday when they host
Houston-Tomball. Tip-off is set for 7:30 in the Arthur Johnson Gymnasium on
the campus of Panola College.
 

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CMS Yearbooks On Sale


 

CMS Yearbooks On Sale
Pre-sales continue for CMS 2017 Yearbook at the low cost of $25.  This
price is good until Thanksgiving break begins (Friday) and students
purchasing a yearbook before Friday will have their picture on the cover!
Thanks to ad sales, CMS sells their book at below cost so that more
students are able to afford their own book.
 
Take advantage of this offer before it expires!  See Mrs. Andrews in Room
32 at CMS, or call the CMS office at 936.598.5619.
 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

THS Collegiate Parent Night – This is a reminder of the upcoming Collegiate Parent Night for parents and students.  We would like to give our parents information on the progress of the TISD Collegiate Center and devise a graduation plan specific for their child. It is extremely important for parents to have input and be informed of their student's future plans and dreams. Please make an effort to attend.  Each class will meet on a designated night. The presentation will be approximately 15 minutes and the last 45 minutes will be spent formulating a pathway for each student.  Mrs. Metcalf, Mrs. Sparks, Mr. Richardson, and Mrs. Behrens will be set up after the presentation so that we will be able to meet with each parent and student in attendance.  The schedule is as follows:
 
 11th Graders-November 14th
5:00-6:00 A-H of the Alphabet
6:00-7:00 I-Z of the Alphabet
 
Remediation Day – Students who received letters from the school stating they need to attend remediation day need to plan to be at school Monday, November 14 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Students who received letters 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 was sent home to parents of students who need to attend remediation days the week before the remediation day.  If you have questions, please call your child’s building principal.  Students who did not receive a letter about attending remediation day will not attend school on Monday, November 14.
 
Junior Chamber Attends Financial Conference – Timpson High School and Timpson Middle School students recently attended the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce financial conference titled “Dollars and Sense”.  Students from Stephen F. Austin State University presented the conference, with Marleta Chadwick, financial advisor with the School of Business, presenting the sessions.  The Gold sponsor of the conference was Cobb Industries and the Silver sponsor was JTK Management, Inc.  Allison Sanford served as conference chairperson.  Students attended several sessions that focused on increasing students’ financial knowledge and skills.  Sessions included time management, organization, setting goals and discipline.  Students learned the importance of managing their time in the most productive way possible.  Another strong tool of time management that students learned to focus on was enhancing organizational skills and the importance of setting, tracking, and achieving realistic personal goals.  In session Two, titled Budgeting, Saving & Interest, students learned the significance of knowing how to make and maintain a personal budget and the spending pitfalls that can easily devour all of your finances.   They also learned about the impact that interest can have on both payments and savings.    The final session was about banking, checks, credit management and identity theft that taught the basics of credit.  Students learned exactly what credit is and how it affects them the importance of monitoring their credit in order to avoid identity theft and fraud.  Students came away from the conference with increased knowledge and skills about how to handle their personal finances.  These skills will help them for a lifetime.  The staff of TISD appreciate all those who made this important learning experience possible for our students.  THS Principal Lindgren and TMS Principal Smith expressed their appreciation to JCC/Young Ambassador sponsors Charlotte Metcalf and Jill Hailey for giving our students this important learning experience.
Timpson Independent School District
PO Drawer 370
Timpson, TX 75975

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Center City Council Meeting


 

The Center City Council will meet in regular session on Monday, November 14, 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 October 24, 2016.
III. Consider Discussion and Possible Action on the following:
A. Authorize Execution of Engagement Letter for Audit Services with Axley &
Rode.
B. Award Bid— 109 Barbara Street, SCAD Prop ID 22432, Mildred Perry Estate.
C. Authorize Renewal of Annual Contracts for Utility System Chemicals.
D. Authorize Budget Change for Parks— Building Grounds Maintenance.
E. Approve Street Closures.
1. Shelby County Chamber Annual Lighted Christmas Parade.
2. St. Therese Catholic Church— Procession/Parade— December
12tH
F. Appointment—Center Police Reserve Officer.
IV. Items of Interest from Council and City Manager, and Citizens—No Action Items.
V. Executive Session
Consider entering executive session for legal consultation with the City Attorney and
discussion of pending litigation, personnel matters and land acquisition with possible
action related thereto upon reconvening in open session in accordance with Local
Government Code Section 551. 071, 551. 072 and 551. 074
VI. Adjournment.

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Timpson Veteran’s Day VIDEO


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Nacogdoches Man DEAD!!!


 

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX- On November 11, at approximately 6:40 p.m.,
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers responded to and investigated a
two vehicle crash on US 59 just South of County Road 286.
The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2015 Dodge truck was traveling
North on US 59 when it crossed the center turn lane and struck a southbound 2007
Ford passenger car head-on.
The driver of the Ford passenger car was identified as 49-year-old Richard Roberts
from Nacogdoches. Roberts was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of
the Peace David Perkins.
The driver of the Dodge truck is identified as 41-year-old Bronson Holmes from
Garrison. Holmes refused medical treatment at the scene of the crash.
Holmes was arrested for intoxication manslaughter (F2) and transported to the
Nacogdoches County Jail.
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at 

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Veterans Day at Timpson ISD Photos


 

Today Timpson ISD celebrated Veterans day with a large ceremony starting at 10:00 am this morning.  

 

 

 

 

 

For More Pictures click link below:

 

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Estetica Gela Beauty Salon & Spa Announces Grand Opening


 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite the public to join them for a grand opening ribbon cutting for Estetica Gela Beauty Salon & Spa, owner Argelia Lopez.  It will be held on Tuesday, November 15 at 4:00 p.m. at 207 West Austin Street in Center.  Refreshments will be served.
 
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or info@shelbycountychamber.com.

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Radio News 11-11-16 Interview with Wayne Christian and Chris Watlington Bowling Tournament


 

 

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Joaquin ISD Spirit Rally


 

Join us tonight at Joaquin High School for a community spirit rally to
celebrate the Rams first playoff game. The rally will be held tonight
beginning at 5:30 pm in the JHS New Gym Parking Lot. Hamburger baskets will
be sold by the Joaquin Athletic Booster Club for $6.00 and the event is
sponsored by Farmers State Bank.  The Rams will face the Lovelady Lions in
Bi-District play on Friday, November 11th.  The game will be played at
Bullard HS and will start at 7:00 pm.

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Center Bus Evacuation Drill


 

On Tuesday, November 15, 2016 the Center ISD Transportation department will
be conducting an emergency evacuation drill on all school buses after
school.
 
*This will delay buses running approximately 30 minutes. *
 
It is important for all students that ride a bus to be on board and
participate in this drill so that our riders are aware of the procedures in
case an emergency ever arises and the need to evacuate becomes necessary.
 
Should parents have any questions please call the Transportation office and
speak to Amanda Kirby  936-598-2880

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Tiger Weekly


 

Enrollment: 577
 
 
 
November 10, 2016-Early Release 2:00 pm; Black Out-Pep Rally 1:30 pm; Play Off Tenaha vs Sabine Pass in Lumberton 7:00 pm (Tenaha Visitors)
 
                                                                               KGAS will be broadcasting live on 104.3 and the internet. Call 903-693-7176 if you would like to sponsor
 
November 11, 2016-Veteran’s Day Program 9:45 am in Cafe’
 
November 12, 2016-Cross Country in Austin State Meet
 
November 14, 2016-JHG/BBB @ San Augustine 4:30 pm; Middle School Robotics in Kilgore
 
November 15, 2016-JVG/VG @ Union Grove 5:30 pm
 
November 16 or 17, 2016-Playoffs
 
November 21, 2016-Student Holiday/Teacher In-Service; JVG/VG @ Center 5:00 pm
 
November 22, 2016-Student Holiday/Teacher In-Service; JVG/VG @ Martins Mill 5:00 pm
 
November 23-25, 2016-Thanksgiving Holidays
 
November 28, 2016-JH G/B BB vs Cushing Home 4:30 pm
 
November 29, 2016-JVG/VG @ Martinsville 5:00 pm
 
December 1-3, 2016- VG @ Lipan Tournament
 
 
 
Tenaha Robotics Brings Home Another Title!
 
 
 
Yesterday at the ESC 7 Service Center in Kilgore, the Tenaha Robotics Championship novel wrote another chapter.  In a competition that featured 55 teams from all six state classifications, Tenaha’s team of Miguel Mendoza, Ruben Hernandez, and Britain Tyler brought home the championship trophy.  Tenaha’s other high school team comprised of Calecia Roland, Bianca Davison, and Jaden Washington also did very well by placing 15th out of the 55 competing squads.
 
This contest was conducted in a little different fashion than traditional ones.  In previous contests, teams are given the board layout and points structure several weeks in advance.  The teams are able to build, program, and adjust their robot leading up to and during the competition.  Yesterday, however, teams arrived at the service center and were given just two and a half hours to construct and program their robot on the spot, then run them.  What an amazing complement to these Tiger students in being able to think critically and execute a plan to bring home two great finishes including 1st place.
 
A special thank you is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Farmer, Mrs. Williams, and Mrs. Page for their work and sponsorship of the Tiger Champions.   The TISD Junior High teams will be in Kilgore on Monday for their contest.  Scott Tyner, Superintendent of School
 
 
 
Veteran’s Day:
 
Tenaha Schools invites all veterans and military personnel from all branches of the military to join us for our Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 11th, at 9:45 a.m. in the school cafeteria. Our program is being sponsored by the Tenaha High School BETA and Jr. BETA Clubs, with performances by 1st Grade, members of the award winning Tenaha Roarin’ Band from Tigerland and our very own BETA members. 
 
Military family members and community members are also invited to join our administration, faculty and students as we say “Thank You” to these men and women who served our country. Refreshments will be served after the program. For more information contact Brenda Farmer at  <mailto:farmerbrenda@tenahaisd.com> farmerbrenda@tenahaisd.com.
 
 
 
 
 
November Elementary Students of the Month
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leonardo Martinez, Jairo Hernandez, Eddie Barona,
 
Connon Warr, Jocelyn Aguilar, Kaidynce Polley, Jael Sandoval 
 
 
 
 
 
Year Books Available:
 
 
 
There are extra 2015-2016 Tiger yearbooks available for purchase. Full-color, 130 pages of Tenaha Tiger highlights for $40.00. 
Contact Ali Tyner (tynerali@tenahaisd.com) or you can bring money to campus office.
 
 
 
A few other Homecoming 2016 pictures:
 
 
 
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Tenaha Youth Center changed hours. 
 
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

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WANT TO SUPPORT TEXAS VETERANS THIS VETERANS DAY?


 

 
Texas Lottery introduces new Veterans Cash scratch ticket benefitting veterans’ programs
(AUSTIN) – Texas Lottery players can show their support for Texas veterans by purchasing the new
Veterans Cash scratch ticket. The $2 patriotic-themed game benefits the Texas Veterans Commission
Fund for Veterans’ Assistance.
“On November 11, as we recognize and thank the men and women that have bravely served our
country, the Texas Lottery is proud to provide an opportunity for our players to support the 1.7 million
Texas veterans across the state,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery.
The Texas Lottery first launched the veterans’ themed scratch ticket game on Nov. 9, 2009, following
the passage of a bill during the 81st Legislature. The Texas Lottery has contributed more than $68
million to the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance which makes grants available to eligible charitable
organizations, local government agencies, and veterans’ service organizations that provide direct
services to Texas veterans and their families. These programs provide financial assistance,
transportation services, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder counseling and housing assistance.
Veterans Cash features four top prizes of $30,000 and more than $6.6 million in total prizes. The
overall odds of winning are one in 4.14 for any prize, including break-even prizes.
Players interested in finding the game in their area can use the Scratch Ticket and Retailer Locator on
the Texas Lottery website.
About the Texas Lottery
Beginning with the first ticket sold in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $25 billion in revenue for
the state and distributed $50 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas Lottery has
contributed $19 billion to the Foundation School Fund, which supports public education in Texas. As
authorized by the Texas Legislature, certain Texas Lottery revenues benefit state programs including
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the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. Since the first veterans’ themed scratch ticket game was launched
in 2009, the Texas Lottery has contributed more than $68 million for programs supporting Texas
veterans.
The Texas Lottery provides several entertaining games for lottery players including Powerball®
, Mega
Millions®
, Lotto Texas®
, All or Nothing™, Texas Two Step®
, Pick 3™, Daily 4™, Cash Five®
, Texas
Triple Chance™ and scratch ticket games. For more information visit us on Facebook, Twitter,
Instagram, YouTube or at www.txlottery.org.
Editors/News Directors, note: An image of the Veterans Cash scratch ticket is attached in JPEG
format.
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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting


 

The governing body of the Shelby County Commissioner's Court will meet on November 14th at 9:30 am.  At the active Shelby County Court House.

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San Augustine Chamber of Commerce News


 

*Celebrate our Veterans* this Friday with a special event at the Museum
Theater.  Our local chapters of the American Legion and the VFW will honor
our troops at *11 am tomorrow, Nov 11, Veteran's Day*.  This year will
feature a special tribute to our World War II and Korea Veterans.  All
citizens are welcome, with a special invitation for our veterans.  
 
 
[image: Inline image 3]*Sunday Brunch*!!  This Sunday *The Fat Cow* (on the
Square) will feature a special brunch from 11:45 - 2:30 (or as long as the
food lasts). Featured dishes include beef and chicken enchiladas, stuffed
grilled poblano peppers, stuffed Mexican shells, taquitos with queso, and
for the kiddos, pizza, mac and cheese, Mexican pizza, taco bites, Salisbury
steak, plus white cilantro rice, pinto beans, salad, dinner rolls, Mexican
style fruit drinks and more, including a dessert area with a chocolate
fountain.  Expect pricing between $10-$12 per adult, $6-$7 for children
which will include a drink and a trip to the chocolate fountain which will
contain fruit, pretzels, marshmallows etc.
 
 
*Be sure to join us next Tuesday for the last membership meeting of the
year!  Bill Teague will present a program on the East Texas Blood Center,
while we enjoy catering from Mary Kay's.  Haley Furniture will be our
Business of the Month!*
 
 
Help the *Boys and Girls Club* while enjoying breakfast, lunch or dinner!
On Wednesday, Nov 16th, *Subway* will be donating 25% of your purchase to
help this organization purchase presents for area children in need.  
 
 
We were so pleased yesterday to attend the *Governor's Small Business Forum*
in Lufkin, where we celebrated *Mills Hardware & Ace Flowers* as our
county's *Small Business of the Year for 2016*.  Congratulations to the
three generations of Consford's who now keep the legacy going with their
hard work every day, keeping the doors open so that we can enjoy affordable
hardware and sundries right here at home.  Thank you all for supporting all
of our local businesses!
 
 
Main Street's "*Home Comings and Sugar Plums Parade*" will be at *5 pm on
Friday, Dec 2nd*, when we also celebrate the lighting of the Square, and
enjoy a steaming bowl of chili from the Garden Club's Annual Chili Supper!
Dine in or carry out, from the Mathews building between 4 and 6 pm On
Friday.  Parade entry forms and rules are available from Tracy with Main
Street (936-201-9798 or email sanaugustinemainstreet@gmail.com), and are
also posted on the Chamber's website for your convenience.  Please call
 936-675-1072 or email jmoore1946@earthlink.net with questions.
 
 
[image: Inline image 6]The Chamber will host the *Miss Merry Christmas
Pageant* on *Saturday, Dec 3rd at 5pm* in the Museum Theater.  Entry Forms
and Rules are available at the Chamber office, and on the Chamber website.
This event is open to the public and tickets are available from the
Chamber, from any contestant, or at the door.  Tickets are $4.
 
 
The *Broaddus Christmas Fund and Care n Share* are very dedicated in
providing Christmas presents for children in need.  This money goes for
coats, clothes and toys.  Together, they try to provide at least one coat,
two outfits, pajamas and age-appropriate toys to approximately 120
children.  These donations are needed as soon as possible so they can start
shopping.  This donation is fully deductible, as they are a 501(c)3
corporation with only the children in mind.  They will be so very thankful
for any amount you can send.  Even $5 can buy a child a present.  If you
would like to buy for a specific child, please contact Shirley Parker
(Mayor of Broaddus) via Facebook Messenger and the child's first name, age
and sizes will be sent to you.

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Weather Update


 

NWS briefing continues what we already know....drought conditions will persist and may do so through February.  We can expect Fall like weather over the next 10 days and longer with clear skies, a few passing clouds, light NNE winds, high temperatures in the low to mid 70's and lows in the 40's and 50's. Still warmer than normal and MUCH drier "Fire Danger" conditions.  We are in the D2 Severe Drought range due to the lack of moisture the last 2 months. September rain was .72 inches. October was .07 inches. November is not much better at .08 inches of rain so far.
Yes, La Nina has arrived and could hang around through winter, our government weather forecasters said Thursday.
 
La Nina, the flip side of El Nino, is the periodic cooling of the central Pacific Ocean that affects weather patterns around the globe. Predictions called for La Nina conditions to last through February.It's "anticipated to be a weak, short-lived event," said Mike Halpert of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center.In the United States, the arrival of La Nina usually brings wetter winters to the northern Rockies, Pacific Northwest and Ohio Valley and warmer, drier conditions to southern parts of the US.Their view says it's a 55 percent chance La Nina will stick around through winter, causing the drought to persist in Southern California and regions in the Southeast and southern Plains to experience dry conditions, NOAA said. Get out and enjoy the weather while we can. Focus on the need to use extreme caution to prevent fires.

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Texas Comptroller Tours Ports of Entry


 
(AUSTIN) — *Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar this month kicks off a six-city tour of some of the state’s ports of entry, which account for more than $600 billion in trade annually and serve a variety of domestic and international activities across multiple industries.
 
The "Good for Texas Tour: Ports Edition "begins Monday, Nov. 14, with a stop in Laredo and ends Dec. 8 in Port Arthur. During each stop, Hegar will meet with local officials and release the results of a study the Comptroller’s office recently completed examining the benefit of that port to the Texas economy.
 
“The economic importance of Texas’ air, land and sea ports, as well as our states’ intermodal facilities, extends beyond Texas. The Lone Star State’s port system is vital to the economic fabric of this country,” Hegar said. “Texas has led the nation in exports for more than a decade, and the port system has provided jobs throughout the state while facilitating the essential trade that keeps our state and our national economies moving forward.”
 
Texas has 29 ports of entry that support nearly 1.6 million Texas jobs and add $224.3 billion to the gross state product.
 
For more information on the tour, including tour dates, visit the Comptroller’s website [ http://www.comptroller.texas.gov/economy/economic-data/#ports ].
 
The tour continues Hegar’s efforts to help keep Texans informed of economic issues in their own backyards. The previous "Good for Texas" tours included looks at military installations and the state's various economic regions.
 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

Timpson Veteran’s Day Program – American Legion Post 90 and Timpson ISD announce the annual Veterans Day Program will be Friday, November 11 at 10:00 a.m. in the TISD high school gymnasium.  The program will include posting of the colors ceremony, music by Master Sergeant Daniel C. Penhallegon and the THS band, individual recognition of each veteran in attendance, presentation of flags to veterans by kindergarten/senior class and flag folding ceremony.  The speaker for the event is Chief Master Sergeant Phuoc V Phan.  All veterans are invited to attend.  Veterans are requested to be in the Timpson High School foyer by 9:45 a.m. so that we can get information on your name, rank and service branch for the individual recognition. Following the program, the Timpson High School staff will serve lunch to the veterans and their spouses in the high school library. Everyone is invited to join us as we honor those who served our country so bravely.
 
 Lady Bear Game Change - The  Timpson Lady Bear basketball game scheduled for this Saturday at home against Alto has been moved up. Lady Bears  will play a varsity only game beginning at 12pm.  Also, on Monday the junior high games in Mt. Enterprise will begin at 5pm and there will only be 3 games.
Texas History Project - Seventh grade students in Coach Wade Daniel’s Texas history class at Timpson Junior High School recently studied the pioneer days of Texas history. Students constructed model houses that were like the homes lived in by early Texans. They used many of the same materials that were available to the early settlers in Texas to construct their model houses. Attached are photos of students and the houses they built. More photos can be seen on the district webpage at www.timpsonisd.com<http://www.timpsonisd.com>.
 
 
 
 
THS Collegiate Parent Night – This is a reminder of the upcoming Collegiate Parent Night for parents and students.  We would like to give our parents information on the progress of the TISD Collegiate Center and devise a graduation plan specific for their child. It is extremely important for parents to have input and be informed of their student's future plans and dreams. Please make an effort to attend.  Each class will meet on a designated night. The presentation will be approximately 15 minutes and the last 45 minutes will be spent formulating a pathway for each student.  Mrs. Metcalf, Mrs. Sparks, Mr. Richardson, and Mrs. Behrens will be set up after the presentation so that we will be able to meet with each parent and student in attendance.  The schedule is as follows:
 
 11th Graders-November 14th
5:00-6:00 A-H of the Alphabet
6:00-7:00 I-Z of the Alphabet
 

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Tigerland Rejoice Tenaha wins 82-0 vs Sabine Pass


 

The Tenaha Tigers football team won Thursday's neutral non-conference game against Sabine Pass by a score of 82-0. 

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Wayne Christian Texas Railroad Commissioner Elect Interview


 

 

 

 

Recently Center Broadcasting Company Interviewed Wayne Christian the new Railroad Commissioner for the state of Texas.   He talks about why he ran, the process of running, and what exactly the railroad commission is in charge of.  It might surprise you to know it is not railroads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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S. W. Carter Elementary Honor Roll


 

Third Grade:
A Honor Roll
Bailee Bohannon, Cutter Bradshaw, Travis Caporali, Campbell Chase, Jenna Crawford, Aidan Davis, Camille Greer, Riley Hopkins,  Ethan Jackson, Jayleigh Jones, Kenadee Lathan, Nevaeh Lee, Addison Lloyd, Madolyn Lout, Ella Matthews, Angelli Ortiz, Harley Risinger, Tristan Vickers and Caitlynn White 
A & B Honor Roll
Jaleah Allen, Calvin Bartlett, Lucas Bass, Yazmen Cartwright, Cason Davis, Jason Fleming, Mya Gatlin, Jose Gonzalez, Detoris Hubbard, Justin Jackson, SaiNaihaei Johnson, Devin Jones, Cason Lee, Katelyn Lout, Wesley Matthews, Jonathan Mills, Trinity Mitchell, Baleria Perez, Chase Roland, Hannah Ross, Trace Sims, Lamarjay Thomas and Daulton Wheatley
 
Fourth Grade:
A Honor Roll
Lanie Bass, Nicole Harvey, Bradley Jamison, Lane Loggins, Carsey Lovell, Thomas Powell, Eli Shofner, Malachi Sierra, Kaylin Smith and Lawson Vickers
A & B Honor Roll 
Deovion Barnes, Robyn Bland, Joshua Blue, Gavin Cartwright, Jennifer Castro, Miranda Chambers, Parker Chase, McKenzie Gillaspie, Chance Gray, Madalyn Lindley, Haleigh Lynch, Ethan McVickers, Landon Ponder, Alex Slocum, Kayden Stutts, Mikayla Wheatley and Baylee Whiteside
 
Fifth Grade:
A Honor Roll
Laci Eddings, Eli Ferguson, Joshua Florence, John Austin Ford, Chace Hall, Deakon Kay, Liela Klein, Payton Lyons, Dylan Parker, Kason Parker, James Spencer and Jesse Vail
A & B Honor Roll
Macager Alvis, Emily Bautista, Logan Brantley, Franydric Buckley, Hunter Davis, Kayla Garcia, Sierra Gatlin, Alaina Haley, Eldon Hendrix, Alexis Lout, Kyra Mardis, Zoe McKinney, Hallie Merriman, Tamryn Murphy, Rileigh Powell, Dario Reyes, Karista Smith, Levi Stevens, Nakyia Swindle, Kevin Valencia, Kyleigh Whiteside, Chesney Wilkins, River Williford, Jamarria Wright and Izzy Youngblood

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Estetica Gela Beauty Salon & Spa Announces Grand Opening


 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite the public to join them for a grand opening ribbon cutting for Estetica Gela Beauty Salon & Spa, owner Argelia Lopez.  It will be held on Tuesday, November 15 at 4:00 p.m. at 207 West Austin Street in Center.  Refreshments will be served.
 
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or info@shelbycountychamber.com.

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CASA Speaks to Delta Gamma


 

CASA representative, Lindsey Welch, gave an informative program to the Delta Gamma members for their October meeting at Lynne Locke's, in Center.  
 
These key women educators will make donations to CASA for their project in November.
 

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Joaquin ISD Spirit Rally


 

Join us tonight, November 10th at Joaquin High School for a community spirit rally to celebrate the Rams first playoff game.
 
The rally will be held tonight beginning at 5:30 pm in the JHS New Gym Parking Lot. Hamburger baskets will be sold by the Joaquin Athletic Booster Club for $6.00 and the event is sponsored by Farmers State Bank.  The Rams will face the Lovelady Lions in Bi-District play on Friday, November 11th.  
 
The game will be played at Bullard HS and will start at 7:00 pm.

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Center Livestock Market Report for November 9th


 

Center Livestock Market Report for November 9th. We will be closed on Wednesday November 23rd for Thanksgiving! Our last sale for 2016 will be December 14th. 
 
Cattle Sold: 925 Hd
Sellers: 86
Buyers: 45
 
Steers:
150-300 Lbs 1.00 To 2.17     AVG - 1.63
300-400 Lbs 1.00 To 1.82     AVG - 1.44
400-500 Lbs .90 To 1.57       AVG - 1.26
500 Lbs & Up .80 To 1.32     AVG - 1.12
 
Heifers:
150-300 Lbs 1.10 To 2.07     AVG - 1.52
300-400 Lbs .90 To 1.65       AVG - 1.21
400-500 Lbs .85 To 1.32       AVG - 1.11
500 Lbs & Up .75 To 1.27     AVG - 1.00
 
Slaughter Cows: .30 To .79
Stocker Cows: 600.00$ To 11500.00$HD
Bulls: .62 To .68
Pairs: Only a Few
Baby Calves: None
 
Market Quoted On Beef Cattle Only!!! Plain Cattle Prices Will Be Lower!!!!

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Erma Bowling Championship in Chris Watlingtons Class Coverage


 

 

 

 

 

 

Today marked the finals for the 22nd annual Erma Championship Bowling Class in Chris Watlington class room at Center High School.  The winner of the tournamet was CHS student Lexi Parker.  

 

 

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Radio News 11/10/16


 

 

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Home Comings & Sugar Plums Parade in San Augustine


 

Main Street & The City Of San Augustine Welcomes You To The First Annual Home Comings & Sugar Plums Parade on December 2, 2016
 
Parade Rules
 
 
By submitting an entry, all participants are deemed to have agreed to the following parade rules.** Deadline for parade entries: November 30, 2016**** Must be present at Bolivar Street Location y 4:00 pm December 2,2016 for check in  and line up instructions by parade officials.**
All entries shall be decorated in a manner that reflects the holiday spirit and theme of the parade.
All youth groups (Bands,scouts,etc.)must wear their uniforms/costumes. All accompanying adults must be dressed in attire that reflects the holiday spirit. The number of accompanying adults must be listed on the entry form. Only supervising expulsion 
Commercial, sponsor and all other entries must be decorated in a holiday or other creative theme. If attire on parade night is judged to be not appropriate, you will be asked to change or you wil not be allowed to participate in the parade.
 
All entries must comply with directions from parade officials.
All participants riding on moving entries must not get on,  off or transfer between vehicles/floats during the parade. No riders will be allowed to ride on the edge of the float. Any float  riders or articles hanging over the edge will be subject to removal from the parade.
Only parade participants and official personnel are allowed on parade route.
Violet or abusive behavior, or obscene or offensive language is not allowed.
Gunfire, or discharge of any weapon or other item is not allowed. Violation of this rule will result in immediate expulsion from the parade.  
Throwing or handing materials or objects, such as candy or other favors, into the crowd  is not allowed.  Vehicles may only be operated by licensed drivers. Each float/truck/motorcycle driver must be the holder of a valid drivers license and a current registration for said vehicle. No mask may be worn while operating a  vehicle. No alcohol or smoking is allowed in any vehicle or parade entry. Exhibition of speed, erratic driving, squealing of tires, etc. are not allowed. The police may remove violators.
Any activity, which might be construed as encouraging spectators to enter parade route is not allowed.
Forward motion at an appropriate speed to keep up with the flow of the parade must be kept up at all times.
 
Free standing dancers or dancing & acrobatics are not allowed on parade floats.
No Santa  impersonators or Santa suits are allowed. Main Street will have a designated Santa.
Advertising of or expression of social viewpoints are not allowed.
Any violation of these rules shall result in immediate expulsion from the parade. 
 
                                                     Keep this sheet for your reference
                           For Information call 936-675-1072  or email jmoore1946@earthlink.net
  Tracy Cox  936-201-9798 or email sanaugustinemainstreet@gmail.com Or Carole King 936-675-1873
 
 
 

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Center College Fair and Photos


 

Approximately 650 students from Center, Shelbyville, Tenaha, Joaquin,
Martinsville, and Chireno visited the Center High School Gymnasium to learn
about more than 45 colleges, technical schools and military branches.
 
To view a few photos taken by Sydney Brookshire and CHS junior Jamarious
Suell, click here.
 
 
 
*Schools and Organizations in attendance:*
North Texas Job Corp
Workforce Solutions
US Army
US Navy
US Marines
The Ocean Corp
TSTC - Marshall
Angelina College
Bossier Parish Community College
Kilgore College
Panola College
Tyler Jr. College
Baylor University
Centenary College
East Texas Baptist University
Houston Baptist University
Howard Payne University
Lamar State - Port Arthur
Lamar University
LeTourneau University
Louisiana College
Louisiana Tech University
Louisiana State University - Shreveport
Rice University
Sam Houston State University
Stephen F. Austin State University
SFA Forestry
SFA Nursing
SFA ROTC
SFA Financial Aid Office
Southern Arkansas University
Tarleton State University
Texas Tech University
Texas A & M University
Texas A & M Commerce
Texas State University
Texas Christian University
Texas College
The University of Louisiana - Monroe'
University of North Texas
University of North Texas - Dallas
University of Houston
University of Houston - Victoria
University of Texas - Austin
University of Texas - Arlington
University of Texas - Dallas
University of Texas - Tyler
 

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CENTER FFA TRAVELED TO DISTRICT


 

On Monday, 19 Center FFA Members traveled to their District Leadership
Development Events at SFA. After competing in 7 team events and 1
individual event against over 25 schools in our district, results are as
follows:
 
2nd Place and Advancing to Area in Creed Speaking: Whitlee Reed
3rd Place in Public Relations: Jaylee Sims, Gracie Clifton, Chris Byndom,
and Jasmine Guevera
4th Place in Ag Advocacy: Kaden LaRock, Madison McMillan, Lexi Parker,
Mallory Fauset, and Kalei LaRock
10th Place in Radio Broadcasting: Maddie Russell, Brayden Strong, and Kaden
LaRock
Also competing were the Jr. And Sr. Quiz teams.
 
All of these students did a fantastic job memorizing speeches, parts to
scripts, and presenting their hard work to judges who asked them questions
and picked their brain about their FFA events.
 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 
TISD Early Release - Timpson ISD will have an early release Friday Nov.11 at 2:45 p.m.
 
TES Pre-K Newsletter - Attached is the Timpson Elementary School Pre-K weekly newsletter.
 
2016 BLACKLIGHT Playoff Bear Pep Rally!
 
The Timpson High School Bear Pep Rally for Friday, Nov. 11th
will be at 2:10 in the high school gym.  Please arrive early!  Let's cheer our BEARS to victory in the first round of the state play off game against the Evadale Rebels to be played in Jasper Friday Nov. 11 at 7:00 p.m.  GO BEARS!!!!
 
TES Election Day - On Tuesday, November 8th the Timpson Elementary G.T. students along with a select group of Agents for Change held a presidential election for the students and staff of Timpson Elementary School. The students spent last week registering students and faculty to vote, issuing them voter registration cards, and preparing the materials for the election. The election was ran by the students and they did an exceptional job of teaching the TES students about the election process. This group is sponsored by Tammy Sparks, Elem/MS Counselor. Mrs. Sparks was assisted by Mrs. Cindy Simmons. The results of the election were are follows:
Trump- 204 votes
Clinton- 103 votes
 
Lady Bear Victories  - On Saturday Nov. 4 the Varsity Lady Bears Basketball Team defeated Center 43-33. On Monday Nov. 7the Lady Bear Junior Varsity team beat Mt. Enterprise 22-13 and the varsity beat Mt. Enterprise 43-19.  Congratulations to the Lady Bears!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Angus Association Junior Member


 

Hannah Lawson, Center, Texas, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association®, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.
Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.
The American Angus Association is the largest beef breed association in the world, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members.
 

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Center School College Fair


 

Approximately 650 students from Center, Shelbyville, Tenaha, Joaquin, Martinsville, and Chireno visited the Center High School Gymnasium to learn about more than 45 colleges, technical schools and military branches. 
 
To view a few photos taken by Sydney Brookshire and CHS junior Jamarious Suell, click here. 
 
To see videos taken at the fair, visit the district Instagram by clicking here.
 
Schools and Organizations in attendance:
North Texas Job Corp 
Workforce Solutions
US Army
US Navy
US Marines
The Ocean Corp
TSTC - Marshall
Angelina College
Bossier Parish Community College
Kilgore College
Panola College
Tyler Jr. College
Baylor University
Centenary College
East Texas Baptist University
Houston Baptist University
Howard Payne University
Lamar State - Port Arthur
Lamar University
LeTourneau University
Louisiana College
Louisiana Tech University
Louisiana State University - Shreveport
Rice University
Sam Houston State University
Stephen F. Austin State University
SFA Forestry
SFA Nursing
SFA ROTC
SFA Financial Aid Office
Southern Arkansas University
Tarleton State University
Texas Tech University
Texas A & M University
Texas A & M Commerce
Texas State University
Texas Christian University
Texas College
The University of Louisiana - Monroe'
University of North Texas
University of North Texas - Dallas
University of Houston
University of Houston - Victoria
University of Texas - Austin
University of Texas - Arlington
University of Texas - Dallas
University of Texas - Tyler
 

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Election Results & Write in Vote Count Shelby County


 

Elected 

President Donald Trump

 

Vice President Mike Pence

 

United States Represntative District 1 Louie Gohmert

 

Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian

 

Write in vote count Shelby County

 

President/Vice-President

 

Evan McMullin/ Nathan Johnson 3

 

Darrell L. Castle / Scott N. Bradley 2

 

U.S Representative District 

 

Renee Culler 1

 

City Council at Large

 

Randy Collard 89

 

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Center Boys Cross Country to Compete at State Level


 

The Varsity Boys Cross Country team will be traveling to Round Rock to compete at the UIL State Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 12, 2016.
 
This year the boys' team has won 4 of the 7 meets they have competed in, including a district title. At the regional meet, 2 weekends ago, Senior leader Antonio Chavez placed 7th overall individually leading the team to top 3 finish and a berth at the championships.
 

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Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God Annual Christmas Program


 

Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ of Strong cordially invites the community to our Annual Christmas Program which will take place on December 17, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. The theme is: “The Joy of Christmas”
 
We are inviting all soloists, choirs, praise teams, etc. to join us as we celebrate the reason for the season. For more information, please contact Elder Faye Dell Allen at 936-368-2611/936-572-5810 or Sis. Sylvia Hubbard at 936-332-3103.

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Cole Art Center to Hhost CVB Photo Contest Exhibition


 

A reception for the opening of the “All Things Nacogdoches” photo exhibition is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 17, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.
 
Sponsored by the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau, the exhibition will feature the winning entries from a photo contest designed to highlight a variety of themes that showcase Nacogdoches, according to the entry application.
 
The exhibition will include the best submitted photos taken of Nacogdoches nature, culture and food, best photos taken with a mobile phone or tablet, best photos captured by someone 21 and younger, best photos of action or adventure moments, and photos that show “what Nacogdoches represents to you.” The CVB accepted entries Sept. 7 through Nov. 7.
 
Winners in the juried competition will be announced at the reception, and cash prizes will be awarded. The exhibition will show through Jan. 14 in the Reception Gallery. Admission is free.
 
“The photo contest is a great opportunity for the CVB to partner with the Cole Art Center, to feature local talent and to build upon the CVB’s library of images that will be used to showcase our destination as a film friendly city, and for other promotional purposes such as the CVB’s website and social media, just to name a few,” said Sherri Skeeters, marketing director for the Nacogdoches CVB.
 
The Cole Art Center is Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art’s historic gallery at 329 E. Main St.
 
For more information, visit www.VisitNacogdoches.com or contact the CVB at (936) 564-7351. Contact Cole Art Center at (936) 468-1131.

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Beef & Forage Seminar, November 10th


 

The Shelby County A&M AgriLife Extension Office is hosting a Beef & Forage Seminar, November 10, 2016.  The program will be held at Community House-Rock Building, 415 San Augustine St., Center, TX.  Pre-Registration is $15.00 and Registration at the door is $20.00.  Click here to see/print Registration form.  
 
The program will be held from 6:00-9:00PM, meal served at 5:30PM.  This year’s program will cover a multitude of topics.  Darren Rozell with Rozell Sprayers will be talking about pros and cons of GPS tracking and foam markers for herbicide applications.  Texas Wildlife Services Greg Miller will be covering Feral hog and Beaver Management.  
 
Come and listen to Dr. Jason Banta, Beef Cattle Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service talk about Internal/External parasite Control.  The program will also provide 3 C.E.U.’s towards TDA pesticide license.  Please RSVP by Nov. 7th, 2016 with payment.
 
Educational programs of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.  The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.Provisions from the American Disability Act are considered when planning educational programs and activities.  Please notify the Shelby County Extension office at 936-598-7744 by November 01, 2014, If you plan on attending this program and need specialized services.

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"Lunch and Learn"


 

Hospice of East Texas is hosting another "Lunch and Learn" on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  It will be at Harvest Point Church (2708 South St, Nacogdoches, TX 75964).  The theme is "Grief and the Holidays."  
 
It is an opportunity for people to share a meal, exchange ideas, and learn tips to get through the holiday season while grieving a loss.  This is a potluck (so everyone will bring a dish) and it is open to the community.  Please call 936-560-9277, ext 127 to register and gather more information. 
 
Hospice of East Texas is a non-profit hospice agency service the East Texas area. "Lunch and Learn" is an opportunity for grieving individuals to come together to share fellowship and support. 

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The Fat Cow Cocina Mexicana Opens Sunday in San Augustine


 

The Fat Cow Cocina Mexicana Opens Sunday in San Augustine for brunch. There will be limited seating with limited quantities. The purpose is to offer the church crowd a place to eat, but of course it's open to the public. They will have lunch set up in a buffet style with a variety of dishes which will include items for children. 

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Sheriff's Office seeking information


 

Investigators with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) are seeking assistance from the public.
 
A garage/yard sale was held in the 3700 block of Hwy 84 E in Tenaha on Oct. 22-23. Items sold at this sale are believed to be stolen.
 
Individuals who purchased any items at this sale are subject to be in possession of stolen property.
 
If you or someone you know are in possession of any items from this sale, please contact Chief Deputy DJ Dickerson or Lieutenant Kevin Windham at the SCSO at (936) 598-5601.
 
 

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Texas Permits Drilling


 

The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) issued a total of 855 original 
drilling permits in October 2016 compared to 822 in October 2015. The October total 
included 679 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, 10 to re-enter plugged well bores 
and 166 for re-completions of existing well bores. The breakdown of well types for those 
permits issued October 2016 included 211 oil, 45 gas, 562 oil or gas, 26 injection, zero 
service and 11 other permits.
 
In October 2016, Commission staff processed 445 oil, 203 gas, 20 injection and zero other 
completions compared to 1,138 oil, 196 gas, 53 injection and nine other completions in 
October 2015. Total well completions for 2016 year to date are 9,405 down from 17,545 
recorded during the same period in 2015. 
 
According to Baker Hughes Inc., the Texas rig count as of November 4 was 262, representing 
about 46 percent of all active rigs in the United States. 
 
For additional drilling permit and completion statistics, visit the Commission&#x2019;s 
website at 
http://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-gas/research-and-statistics/well-information/  
under "Monthly Drilling, Completion and Plugging Summaries".
 
TABLE 1 - OCTOBER 2016 TEXAS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PERMITS AND COMPLETIONS BY RAILROAD 
COMMISSION OF TEXAS DISTRICT*
 
DISTRICT        PERMITS TO DRILL 
                 OIL/GAS HOLES        OIL COMPLETIONS        GAS COMPLETIONS
(1) SAN ANTONIO AREA        70             107           96
(2) REFUGIO AREA        67             39            18
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS        33             10            34
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS        24              2            13
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX        11              4             0
(6) EAST TEXAS                22              0                    8
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX        22             15             4
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA        76             53                    0
(8) MIDLAND               359            163                    6
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA      124             27                    2
(9) NORTH TEXAS                27             23             5
(10) PANHANDLE                20              2                   17
TOTAL                  855          445           203
 
*A district map is available on the Railroad Commission of Texas website at 
 
 

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Timpson Veteran’s Day Program Nov 11th


 

Timpson Veteran’s Day Program – American Legion Post 90 and Timpson ISD announce the annual Veterans Day Program will be Friday, November 11 at 10:00 a.m. in the TISD high school gymnasium.  The program will include posting of the colors ceremony, music by Master Sergeant Daniel C. Penhallegon and the THS band, individual recognition of each veteran in attendance, presentation of flags to veterans by kindergarten/senior class and flag folding ceremony.  The speaker for the event is Chief Master Sergeant Phuoc V Phan.  All veterans are invited to attend.  Veterans are requested to be in the Timpson High School foyer by 9:45 a.m. so that we can get information on your name, rank and service branch for the individual recognition. Following the program, the Timpson High School staff will serve lunch to the veterans and their spouses in the high school library. Everyone is invited to join us as we honor those who served our country so bravely.
 

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Health Fair Shelbyville ISD


 

Shelbyville ISD will have a Health Fair on Tuesday, NOVEMBER 15, 2016 at the Shelbyville

 

Cafetorium 1:00 to 5:00 PM.

 

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Fund raiser for Devin Roberts's Family


 

Devin Roberts recently passed away leaving behind his wife Rachael and a two year old child, donations are being taken in to help his family.  Donations can be place in an account that has been set up at Austin Bank in Timpson under the name of Devin Roberts.  For more information please call Jamie Beasley at 281-309-28090 or Roger Harding at 936-254-4337.

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Hunters gear up for Opening Season


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Radio News 11/8/16 Election Day Go VOTE!!!


 

 

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Tenaha Students of the Month


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State Wide Job Fair!


 

Join the Texas Workforce Commission and Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas in partnership with Texas Medical Center for the 5th Annual Hiring Red, White and You Statewide Hiring Fair on November 10th from 9AM till 1PM at the Nacogdoches County Exposition and Civic Center. 
 
The fair will be connecting veterans, service members and their spouses to Texas employers in search of qualified candidates for a variety of positions. There will be no cost to veterans, participants or employers. The fair is presented by the Texas Veterans Commission, Texas Medical Center, Texas Workforce Commission and Work Force Solutions of Deep East Texas. 
 
Nacogdoches County Exposition and Civic Center is located at 3805 NW Stallings Dr. in Nacogdoches, TX. For more information please contact 936-639-1351. Employers interested in joining the fair, please call 936-560-1441 and speak to either Ramona at ext 5553 or Kimball at ext 5548. EOE
 

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Panola College Men Out Man Houston Community College, 102-43


 

 
The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated Houston Community College here Monday night, 102-43. With the victory, the Ponies raise their record to 2-0. “I thought we had much better rhythm tonight. Our guys stayed engaged on the defensive end. We will have to raise our level this weekend for the Midland Classic.” Stated Head Coach Grant McMillan.
 
Houston Community college took a 1-0 lead after shooting an administrative technical to start the game. Panola scored on its first possession to take a 2-1 lead and never trailed the rest of the way. Hot perimeter shooting from Eric McGill helped Panola take a 50-24 lead into the locker room. The second half saw more of the same as the Ponies outscored HCC, 52-19.
 
For the second straight contest, Panola had five separate players score in double figures. TJ Killings led the way for the Ponies with 13 points. Marlon Taylor and Eric McGill both netted 12. KJ Byers and Devyn Wilson added 11 and 10 points, respectively. As a team, Panola only committed three turnovers and grabbed 43 rebounds.
 
The Ponies travel to Midland, Texas to play in the Midland Classic this upcoming Thursday, November 10th. They take on Phoenix College at 5:30 PM on the campus of Midland College. 

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Officer Haddox Receives Employee Recognition Award


 

 

Officer Matt Haddox was recently honored with an employee recognition award at the Center ISD Police Department.
 
Farmers Insurance and John Michael Burns presented Officer Haddox with an award for his service to the school and community. Farmer is proud to support our local heroes!

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Center Motor Company Named Shelby County Small Business of the Year


 

In cooperation with the Texas Forest Country Partnership, the Shelby County Chamber
of Commerce is pleased to announce Center Motor Company as Shelby County's Small
 Business of the Year, for their dedication to and support of the community.  They
will be honored at the Governor's Small Business Forum and Economic Summit on Wednesday,
November 9, at the Pitser Garrison Civic Center in Lufkin.
Besides the recognition of a Small Business of the Year from each of the  twelve
 Texas Forest Country counties by the Governor's Office, there will be speakers 
from Texas Workforce Commission, the Governor's Office on Tourism, a special session
on cyber-security for small businesses, nationally known economist and futurist 
Dr. Lowell Catlett, awarding of the annual Silver Bucket Award, and ending with 
a discussion of our upcoming legislative session with Senator Robert Nichols and
Representatives Trent Ashby and Travis Clardy. Tickets are available from the TFCP by registering online, by visiting regonline.com/LufkinForum or by calling 936-632-3552.

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Center Rider Shirts


 

Roughrider Playoff long-sleeve shirts are now available.
The order form is attached to this email.
$20.00 each.
 
*District Personnel: *
Order forms and money will be picked up from campuses on Wednesday morning.
Shirts will be delivered Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning.
 
*Community:*
 
Please bring your money and order form to the front office of CHS. Shirts
can be picked up at the High School on Thursday, November 10th.
 
The Center Roughrider Band Boosters concession stand will be open for the
playoff game Thursday Nov 10th.

 

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Center High School DC TRIP


 

CHS Juniors and Seniors: Don't miss the opportunity
to tour Washington D.C. in February 2017!
 
A deposit of $400 is due on November 14 to secure your spot on a trip of a
lifetime.  Students need to visit Ms. Burleson in room 302 before November
14 to receive the pin number necessary to enroll and pay. The total cost
for the trip is $1,802.
 
To learn more about CloseUp, visit: http://www.closeup.org/home
 
To view a schedule of events, click here.
 
To view a brochure, click here.
 
"Throughout the week, students explore DC and interact with students from
all across the country. With the help of our program instructors, students
will consider how the people and events represented in DC’s memorials
impact their lives today. As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, Close
Up helps students learn more about their history and government while
considering a variety of viewpoints. This keeps students interested,
informed, and engaged. They are not just passively listening to a tour
guide—they are making a personal connection with the famous places of the
nation’s capital.
 
Close Up participants also take part in interactive seminars with
Washington insiders, including journalists, lobbyists, ambassadors, and
members of the Armed Services. The highlight of the week for many students
is our mid-week Capitol Hill Day, when students and teachers meet with
their Congressional delegation on the Hill."
 

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City of Tenaha City Council Meeting


 

CITY OF TENAHA SPECIAL CALLED COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA 
November 10, 2016
 
If during the course of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda that should be held in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in executive or closed session, in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code Section 551 and Texas Revised Civil Statues.
 
 
Order of Business:
1. Call to Order & Roll Call
2. Pledge and Prayer
3. Welcome Guests/Public Comments
4. Convene to Closed Session per Section 551.072 – Deliberations About Real Property
5. Return to Open Session
6. Consider Approval for Purchase of Real Property  – ACTION
7. Council Comments
8. Adjourn
 

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Shelbyville High School UIL Invitational Results


 

Shelbyville High School  students competed in the Center Roughrider UIL
Invitational Meet (Saturday, November 5th).
Medalists are:
 
Vivian Mendoza - Computer Applications - 3rd Place
Christian Schilder - Number Sense - 1st Place
Ty Fox - Number Sense - 6th Place Tie
Logan Vickers - Number Sense - 6th Place Tie
Christian Schilder, Ty Fox, Logan Vickers - Number Sense - 1st Place Team
Kiersten Johnson & Ty Fox - 6th Place - CX Debate
Logan Vickers - 3rd Place - Lincoln-Douglas Debate
 
 

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Vote Today: Help CMS Win $1k and an iPad!


 

Center Middle School is asking for your vote following a submission to the
Red Ribbon Photo Contest.  Simply click here
Log-in with Facebook or sign into their system to vote once daily on all of
your devices!
 
The entry includes the aerial drone shot of 563 students creating a drug
free logo, as well several other projects students completed around campus
to support the drug-free lifestyle.
 
The entry can be viewed below, or by visiting the CMS trophy case near the
front office:
 
A PDF featuring the QR code to the voting website is attached to this
email.
 
 
CISD is proud of Jennifer Ferguson and the students of CMS.
 

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HUXLEY HELPING HANDS


 

HUXLEY HELPING HANDS
 
HUXLEY HELPING HANDS, A LOCAL MISSION GROUP FROM THE HUXLEY COMMUNITY, ARE HOLDING A FOOD PANTRY FOR THE RESIDENTS OF SHELBY COUNTY. IT WILL BE HELD NOVEMBER 12,2016.  IDENTIFICATION & PROOF OF RESIDENCY WILL BE REQUIRED. ONLY (1) BOX PER HOUSEHOLD WILL BE GIVEN. 
DATE: November 12, 2016
SIGN IN STARTS AT: 9:00 A.M. UNTIL FOOD IS GONE
LOCATION: HILLCREST BAPTIST CHURCH
       901 SOUTHVIEW CIRCLE, CENTER TEXAS
 
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6
 

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Center Man dies in Wreck in Nacogdoches


 

On November 7, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers responded to and investigated a three vehicle crash on SH 7 about one mile East of Nacogdoches County. The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2002 Ford pickup was traveling
West on SH 7 when it crossed the center divider and struck a 2016 Chevrolet delivery van in the side. In an attempt to avoid the collision the driver of the Chevrolet swerved to the right and subsequently struck a 2012 Ford passenger car.  After the initial crash the Chevrolet and Ford passenger car drove off the roadway and into the eastbound ditch where the Chevrolet overturned. The Ford pickup drove off the highway into westbound ditch where it caught fire and burned.
 
The driver of the Ford pickup was identified as 51-year-old Steven Dennis from Center, TX. Dennis was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash by Justice of the Peace Marla Denby. The driver of the Chevrolet utility van is identified as 40-year-old Elzie Raymond from Lufkin. Raymond was transported to Nacogdoches Memorial hospital with unknown injuries.  The driver of the Ford passenger car was not reported as being injured and was identified as 73-year-old Colleen Doggett from Center, TX.  This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Timpson Bear Update - BMX PICTURES


 

 
Weekly Calendar of Events -
 
Tues. Nov. 8 – Election Day
------------------------- FFA – McGee District LDE
------------------------- TISD Board of Trustees Public Meeting @ 6:15 p.m. & Regular Mtg
                           at 6:30 p.m.
 
Wed. Nov. 9 – Letter Jackets
------------------------ TES Benchmark Testing
 
Thurs. Nov. 10 – TES Benchmark Testing
 
Fri. Nov. 11 – Veterans Day Program @ 10:00 a.m. in THS Gym
---------------------- End of second six weeks
---------------------- TES Benchmark Testing
---------------------- TES Writing Samples Due
---------------------- Timpson Bears vs. Evadale in Jasper at 7:00 p.m.
 
State Football Playoffs – The Timpson High School Varsity Bears will play in the first round of the state playoffs in a game against Evadale Friday November 11 in Jasper at 7:00 p.m.  The price for admission is $5.00 for adults & $3.00 for students.  Congratulations to the Varsity Bears for getting into the playoffs and good luck against the Evadale Rebels!  Everyone is encouraged to come out and support the Bears!
 
Chocolate TES Fundraiser - The Timpson Elementary had a Chocolate Fundraiser that raised over 10,000 in sales, so as a reward for selling over 10,000 the BMX Stunt team came to the school and did an amazing job.  Every student who sold 10 items are more attended the BMX Stunt Show. Attached are a couple of pictures of the top 6 Sellers: and pictures of BMX Stunt Show.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Voting Locations for Shelby County


 

 

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The 11th annual County Attorney Toy Drive


 

The 11th  annual County Attorney Toy Drive has begun according to County Attorney Gary Rholes.
 
The Toy Drive needs donations of new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls ages 3 through 12 or monetary donations. The County Attorney Toy Drive would like to receive the donations by December 1st.
 
Rholes explained that his staff works with Shelby County Schools to obtain names of deserving children. The toys will then be distributed by his office on December 10th.  
 
“The need is great this year, so we really need help from our generous Shelby County Citizens” Rholes stated.
 
In the past 11 years the County Attorney Toy Drive have been able to hand out thousands of gifts thanks to the generosity of Shelby County citizens.
 
Anyone needing further information can call the County Attorney’s Office at (936-598-6100).

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Timpson Twirlers Video


 

 

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FSA County Committee Elections to Begin, Producers to Receive Ballots Week of Nov. 7


 

Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the 2016 FSA County Committee elections on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Producers must return ballots to their local FSA offices by Dec. 5, 2016, to ensure that their vote is counted.
 
“Producers elected to FSA county committees play a vital role in local agricultural decisions,” said Dolcini. “Their contributions are essential to the daily operation of nearly 2,200 offices across the country. It is a valued partnership that helps us better understand the needs of the farmers and ranchers we serve.”
 
Nearly 7,700 FSA County Committee members serve FSA offices nationwide. Each committee has three to 11 elected members who serve three-year terms of office. One-third of county committee seats are up for election each year. County committee members apply their knowledge and judgment to help FSA make important decisions on its commodity support programs, conservation programs, indemnity and disaster programs, and emergency programs and eligibility.
 
Producers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program to be eligible to vote in the county committee election. Approximately 1.5 million producers are currently eligible to vote. Farmers and ranchers who supervise and conduct the farming operations of an entire farm, but are not of legal voting age, also may be eligible to vote.
 
Farmers and ranchers will begin receiving their ballots the week of Nov. 7. Ballots include the names of candidates running for the local committee election. FSA has modified the ballot, making it easily identifiable and less likely to be overlooked. Voters who do not receive ballots in the coming week can pick one up at their local FSA offices. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked no later than Dec. 5, 2016. Newly elected committee members will take office Jan. 1, 2017.
 
For more information, visit the FSA website at www.fsa.usda.gov/elections. You may also contact your local USDA Service Center or FSA office. Visit http://offices.usda.gov to find an FSA office near you.
 
USDA works to strengthen and support American agriculture, an industry that supports one in 11 American jobs, provides American consumers with more than 80 percent of the food we consume, ensures that Americans spend less of their paychecks at the grocery store than most people in other countries, and supports markets for homegrown renewable energy and materials. Since 2009, USDA has provided $5.6 billion in disaster relief to farmers and ranchers; expanded risk management tools with products like Whole Farm Revenue Protection; and helped farm businesses grow with $36 billion in farm credit. The Department has engaged its resources to support a strong next generation of farmers and ranchers by improving access to land and capital; building new markets and market opportunities; and extending new conservation opportunities. USDA has developed new markets for rural-made products, including more than 2,700 biobased products through USDA's BioPreferred program; and invested $64 billion in infrastructure and community facilities to help improve the quality of life in rural America. For more information, visit www.usda.gov/results. 
 
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (Toll-free Customer Service), (800) 877-8339 (Local or Federal relay), (866) 377-8642 (Relay voice users).

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Shelbyville HS Students Medal at UIL Invitational Meet


 

Shelbyville High School  students competed in the Center Roughrider UIL Invitational Meet (Saturday, November 5th). 
 
Medalists are: 
 
Vivian Mendoza - Computer Applications - 3rd Place
 
Christian Schilder - Number Sense - 1st Place
 
Ty Fox - Number Sense - 6th Place Tie
 
Logan Vickers - Number Sense - 6th Place Tie
 
Christian Schilder, Ty Fox, Logan Vickers - Number Sense - 1st Place Team
 
Kiersten Johnson & Ty Fox - 6th Place - CX Debate
 
Logan Vickers - 3rd Place - Lincoln-Douglas Debate
 
Congratulations!  We are Dragon Proud

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Fillies Win Region XIV Tournament, Earn Bid To National Tournament


 

For the first time since 2009, the Panola College Fillies are headed back to the NJCAA National Tournament. PC punched their ticket by taking down Lee College, 15th ranked Wharton County, and #14 San Jacinto College.
 
 
 
 
Fillies celebrate Region XIV Championship victory. Photo Credit: Teresa Beasley
 
 
 
Panola swept host Lee College in the opening match of the weekend (25-20, 25-19, 25-19). Offensively, freshman outside Jaqueline da Silva led with 8 kills, followed by a trio of hitters (freshman right side Kaitlin Adams, sophomore outside Victoria Baptista, and freshman middle blocker Barbara Sabino) all adding 6 apiece. Freshman setters Kinly Carter and Cayman Sutton dished out 16 and 15 assists, respectively.
 
 
 
Sophomore libero Morgan Currie led the defense with 16 digs, with da Silva adding 6. Sophomore middle blocker Rachel Henderson dominated the net picking up 6 total blocks, while Adams and Sabino each added 4.
 
The win over Lee set up a rematch with Wharton County and resulted in another sweep for the Fillies (25-22, 25-18, 25-22). Barbara Sabino led the way with 8 kills, Jaqueline da Silva picked up 7, and Kaitlyn Adams and freshman right side Saadia Sahadeo added 6 apiece. Cayman Sutton and Kinly Carter dished out 16 and 13 assists each with Carter also adding two aces.
 
Adams and Sabino came up big at the net with 5 blocks apiece with Rachel Henderson and Sahadeo adding 3 each. Morgan Currie picked up 10 digs and 4 key aces, da Silva 8 digs and Baptista 7.
 
In the Region XIV Tournament championship match Panola took down San Jacinto College in four sets (25-21, 22-25, 29-27, 26-24). It was an epic battle that saw 27 tie scores and 10 lead changes.
 
The trio of Jaqueline da Silva, Victoria Baptista, and Kaitlyn Adams pounded out 15, 14, and 11 kills apiece, with Rachel Henderson adding 9 and Barbara Sabino 6. Cayman Sutton and Kinly Carter set up the offense with 29 and 25 assists, respectively. Sutton also added 8 digs and Carter picked up 3 aces.
 
Libero Morgan Currie racked up a match-high 26 digs, da Silva picked up 16 of her own, and Baptista added 10. Sabino tallied 9 total blocks, Baptista added 5, and Henderson 3.
 
For their efforts over the weekend, freshman middle blocker Barbara Sabino was voted an All-Tournament selection while sophomore outside Victoria Baptista was named Most Valuable Player.
 
With the victory, the top-ranked Fillies advance to the NJCAA National Tournament in Casper, Wyoming November 17-19.  

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Mammograms for Shelby County


 

Tri-County Community Action has partnered with The Rose to bring mammography services to our area. For any questions in regards to the mammography services coming to Shelby County, please contact Pearlie Nash at 936-598-6315 ext. 86.

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Kenneth Harvey to Speak at Joaquin United Methodist Church


 

Joaquin United Methodist Church would like to invite everyone to a special Sunday service on November 13th at Joaquin United Methodist Church. Kenneth Harvey is an awesome man of God. You will be inspired and challenged. This story will touch all age groups. We will receive a love offering to help fund the documentary that is being made. 
 
If you can't come and would like to contribute to this very important project, you can send a check to Joaquin methodist church, PO Box 278, Joaquin, TX 75954. 100% of the offering will go to the making of "The Gamechanger". You can hear a portion of the story on YouTube "The game changer The Kenneth Harvey story," a 4 minute video by Rick Rowe.
 

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Happenings at Paxton United Methodist Church


 

Sunday was All Saints Sunday.  Since the fourth century November 1st has been a high holy day in the Christian faith set aside to remember the saints of our church and saints of our lives.  It is certainly important to remember, and it is important to continue the ancient traditions of our faith. In days gone past the church paid a more central role in people’s lives, so celebrations during the week were not unusual.  But today, for our convenience we have moved many of our most sacred celebrations of life to Sunday. 
 
Tuesday is Election Day and like most Americans I will be so happy for this race to be over!  My sister-in-law sent some wisdom of John Wesley, founder of Methodism about an upcoming election in his day.
 
 “I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them, 
1. To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy.
2. To speak no evil of the person they voted against.
3. To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.”
Not bad advice in the 1700s or today. 
           
Ms. Fannie’s Sunday school lesson was titled “Everything Is Brand New.”  The scripture came from Revelation 21: 1-8 which also speaks of promise and renewal.  The one sitting on the throne declares that he is going to make all things new.  The writer goes on to say that God will dwell with humans—he will pitch his tent among his people.  The Greek word for dwell means to live in—God chooses to live in us.
            
The Pastor-Parish Relations Committee’s report on the Pastor is completed.  Church members reviewed the various questions, answered, and signed.  In a church as small as ours everyone is on the PPR Committee.  Church members will look at dates for the Paxton Community Christmas Party.  Next week we will also decide how many angels from the Community Christian Services’ Angel Trees we will take this year. 
            
Sue and I played hooky from church last Sunday.  We were in Dallas helping our daughter move into her new home.  She bought an older home and had it gutted and then redone to suit her taste.  It was a three-month project that took 11 months.  The house is beautiful and I know she is happy to finally be in.  I always feel like something is missing when I am not at Paxton Methodist on Sunday morning.  This Sunday is not only All Saints Sunday but is the first Sunday when we celebrate Holy Communion.
 
 Ms. Hilda emailed Sue and me to tell us that the Lakeside ministry was a great success.  Hilda always works so hard to put together wonderful programs at the area nursing centers.  In November our Green Acres ministry is tomorrow.  Our Holiday ministry is November 15th and Lakeside is November 17th.  All the ministries start at 2:00.  We moved up Lakeside a week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday .  During the month of November Paxton Methodist will be collecting rice and beans for Community Christian Services.   
 
“Whoever you are, in whatever faith you were born, whatever creed you profess; if you come to this house to find God you are welcome here.” Paxton United Methodist Church is an inviting church that takes to heart the idea of “Open Doors, Open Hearts, Open Minds.” Sunday School starts at 9:30 and Worship begins at 10:00. Our email address is paxtonumc@yahoo.com. If you would like the weekly email newsletter about Paxton Methodist you can send me your email address to the Paxton email address and I will add you to the list. God’s Speed!

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Number of peopled who have voted so far


 

As of today 4,262 people in Shelby County have voted in person.

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Tenaha Vs. Timpson Game Photos


 

 

 

 

 

 

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This Week at Center ISD


 

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Panola College men defeat Louisiana Christian to open the season


 

Carthage, TX – The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated Louisiana
Christian, 105-88 Saturday night. The Ponies begin the season 1-0. “It was
good to finally get to play a real game.” Stated Head Coach Grant McMillan.
“It was a total team effort. There are a lot of positives and along with
some negatives we can take away from the game. We have to build as a group
and get better.” He added.
 
 
Louisiana Christian started the game on a 6-0 run with back to back threes.
Panola took a 7-6 lead on a monster dunk by Marlon Taylor. The Ponies
regained the lead at 11-10 and never looked back. Panola led 50-38 at half
time and extended their lead to as much as 23 in the second half.
 
 
Five players scored in doubles figures and where paced by TJ Killings 19
points. Keith Hayes netted 15 points and Marlon Taylor recorded a
double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Eric McGill and Devyn Wilson
finished with 14 and 13 points, respectively. As a team, Panola dished out
27 assists and recorded 52 rebounds.
 
 
Panola will next be in action on Monday when they host Houston Community
College. Tip-off is set for 7:00 PM at Arthur Johnson Gymnasium on the
campus of Panola College.

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Center Football Update


*CLASS 4A, DIV-I FOOTBALL *
*BI DISTRICT PLAYOFF*
 
 
*CENTER ROUGHRIDERS *
*VS *
*BRIDGE CITY CARDINALS*
 
*FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2016 @ 7:30 P.M.*
 
*WILDCAT STADIUM*
*LOCATION: 23411 FM 2090, SPLENDORA, TX 77372*
*GATES OPEN @ 6:00 P.M.*
***No Pre-Sale Tickets***
*TICKETS: @ GATE ONLY *
*PRICES: $7 Adults; $5 Students*

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Center Early Release


 

Center ISD will be releasing school 3 hours early on Friday, November 11 in
order to accommodate transportation and travel needs to the bi-district
playoff game in Splendora.
 
The Class 4A, Div-I Football Bi-District Playoff Game will be played
against the Bridge City Cardinals on Friday, November 11 at 7:30 pm at the
Wildcat Stadium.
 
Wildcat Stadium
23411 FM 2090, Splendora, Texas 77372

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San Augustine Chamber of Commerce News


 

It’s that time of year again, that our local ladies look so forward
to!  Tonight
the *San Augustine Drug Co. *presents their annual “*Ladies Night Out*”,
with special deals, giveaways, product samples, and more!
 
*6:30 PM, Friday 11/4*
 
104 E Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas  - 936-275-3401
 
Serving the community since 1904
 
 
 
In cooperation with the Texas Forest Country Partnership, we are
pleased to *recognize
Mills Hardware and Ace Flowers and Gifts* as *San Augustine County’s Small
Business of the Year*, for their dedication to and support of the
community.   They will be honored at the Governor’s Small Business Forum
and Economic Summit on Wednesday, November 9th, at the Pitser Garrison
Civic Center in Lufkin.   Besides the recognition of a Small Business of
the Year from each of the  twelve Forest Country counties by the Governor's
Office, there will be speakers from Texas Workforce Commission, the
Governor's Office on Tourism, a special session on cyber-security for small
businesses, nationally known economist and futurist Dr. Lowell Catlett,
awarding of the annual Silver Bucket Award, and ending with a discussion of
our upcoming legislative session with Senator Robert Nichols and
Representatives Trent Ashby and Travis Clardy.  Tickets are available from
the TFCP by registering online, by visiting regonline.com/LufkinForum, or
you can email or call Jerry Huffman at jerryhuffman44@outlook.com /
936-632-3552.
 
 
Mission Dolores has a fun program for the kids this month, with “Foodways
on the Frontier” presented from 1-2 pm on Saturday, 11/19 and again on
Saturday, 11/26, to learn about the foods historically enjoyed by the
native peoples, the French, and the Spanish during colonial times.  For
more info, contact Brooke at the Mission, (936) 275-3815 or
brooke.bonorden@thc.texas.gov.
 
 
Finally, the Holidays are upon us!  The Garden Club will present the
Christmas Parade and their annual Chili Supper on Friday, December 2nd, and
the Chamber will host the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant on Saturday,
December 3rd.  Applications for Miss Merry Christmas will be available
Monday at the Chamber office and on the website.  Call the Chamber for more
details.
 
 
*San Augustine County **Chamber of Commerce*
611 W. Columbia St, San Augustine, TX 75972   *  936-275-3610  *
www.sanaugustinetx.com
 
Upcoming Events:
11/15  Last Membership Meeting for 2016
12/2    Christmas Jubilee Days begin with Main Street's Christmas Parade
12/3    Miss Merry Christmas Pageant
12/3    Junk in the Trunk (a Main Street Event)

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Center Band Booster Meeting


 

There will be a regularly scheduled meeting of the Center Roughrider Band
Boosters on November 14th at 5:30 in the High School Band Hall. For more
info you may email Angela Waller at
missangie1968 @gmail.com.

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SCSO Deputies Seize Drugs - Arrest Shreveport Man


Joaquin, TX - On November 3, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Carmen Fears and Misty Ray initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for failure to display a license plate on the rear of the vehicle and no license plate lamps on Highway 84 inside the Joaquin city limits.

Deputy Fears approached the vehicle and found Michael Harper, 34, of Shreveport, LA in the driver’s seat. Deputy Fears made contact with Harper and obtained a temporary license tag for the vehicle and his driver’s license. Fears ran the tag for the vehicle and no record of the tag was found and Harper’s driver’s license came back suspended.At that time, Deputy Fears placed Harper under arrest for driving with an invalid driver’s license and advised a wrecker would be in route to tow his vehicle. When placed in the patrol unit, Deputy Fears informed Harper she would be conducting a standard vehicle inventory on his vehicle, at which time Harper became very distraught and demanded a supervisor and an attorney. Deputy Fears advised Harper she would contact her supervisor for him to speak with.

While inventorying the vehicle, Deputy Ray advised Deputy Fears that Harper was kicking the windows of the patrol unit. Leg irons were requested to prevent Harper from hurting himself or damaging the unit.

During the inventory, Deputy Fears found a clear glass pipe in the console. A small black carrying case was found in the driver’s side floorboard. Inside the bag were numerous baggies containing a crystal-like substance. Field-testing determined the substance was methamphetamine. The weight of the narcotics totaled 10.08 grams.

In the trunk of the vehicle, numerous bags containing clothing and personal care items were found along with scales, cell phones, tablets, butane lighters and a laptop computer. Harper’s wallet also contained numerous credit cards with names of various individuals.

Harper was booked into the SCSO for: Possession of a controlled substance (felony 4), delivery of a controlled substance (felony 1), and driving while license invalid (misdemeanor C).

 
 

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PANOLA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HOSTING THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE


 

The Panola County Sheriff's Office is sponsoring a Thanksgiving food drive for Mission Carthage. They will be collecting non-perishable food items for the next 2 weeks ending on November 17th.

 

For more information Contact the Panola County Sheriff Office at:  903-693-0333

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Radio News 11-4-16 Interview with Larry Hume


 

 

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Day light Savings Time ENDS!!!!


 

 

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Tri-County Community Action will be giving out Thanksgiving Food Boxes


 

Tri-County Community Action will be giving out Thanksgiving Food Boxes for Shelby County on November 18th from 10am to 3pm at 214 Nacogdoches St. Center, TX (Room 7).  For any questions in regards to Shelby County boxes, please contact Pearlie Nash at 936-598-6315 ext. 86.
 
Boxes will also be given out for San Augustine and Sabine Counties on November 15th form 10am to 3pm at 1012 Partin Rd. HWY 1277 San Augustine, TX.  For San Augustine/Sabine County boxes, please contact Teresa Jones at 9366574751 ext. 98 or 936 ext. 69.
 
Boxes are given on a first come, first served basis. Please bring proof of your qualifying benefits to receive your box. 

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S.W. Carter Veterans Day Program


 

S. W. Carter Elementary School
Veterans Day Program
Friday, November 11, 2016
 
The third grade class at S. W. Carter Elementary School will be presenting their Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in the cafeteria.  Please join us in honoring all veterans

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Center Football Update & Fundraiser


 

 

The Lady Rider Softball team is doing a Center Roughrider merchandise
fundraiser
It ends Friday November 18
 
Contact Coach McMichael or one of the softball players if interested in any
of the merchandise.
 
 
 
*Football*
THE FOLLOWING 1ST ROUND PLAYOFF INFORMATION IS TENTATIVE DEPENDING ON THE
OUTCOME OF FRIDAY NIGHT'S GAME - CARTHAGE VS CHAPEL HILL.
 
If Carthage  WINS Friday, 11/4/16, Center will play Bridge City on Friday,
11/11/2016 @ 7:30 P.M. @ Splendora High School.
If Carthage LOSES Friday, 11/4/16, Center will play Silsbee on Friday,
11/11/2016 @ 7:30 P.M. @ Lufkin High School.
 
FINAL PLAYOFF INFORMATION REGARDING OPPONENT, GAME SITE AND TICKET PRICES
WILL BE RELEASED SATURDAY, 11/5/2016.
 

 

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Governor Abbott Statement On Texas Terror Threat


 

 
AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following reports of a potential terror threat in Texas:
 
 
“My office is working with law enforcement officials and we are continuing to monitor the situation in close coordination with the Texas Department of Public Safety. Texans should go about their daily lives as usual, but remain vigilant over the next several days and report any suspicious activity to state or local law enforcement. The State of Texas will continue to do everything it can to ensure the safety and security of its citizens.”
 

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Timpson Bear Update & Basketball Schedule


 

THS Collegiate Parent Night – This is a reminder of the upcoming Collegiate Parent Night for parents and students.  We would like to give our parents information on the progress of the TISD Collegiate Center and devise a graduation plan specific for their child. It is extremely important for parents to have input and be informed of their student's future plans and dreams. Please make an effort to attend.  Each class will meet on a designated night. The presentation will be approximately 15 minutes and the last 45 minutes will be spent formulating a pathway for each student.  Mrs. Metcalf, Mrs. Sparks, Mr. Richardson, and Mrs. Behrens will be set up after the presentation so that we will be able to meet with each parent and student in attendance.  The schedule is as follows:
 
 10th Graders-November 7th
5:00-6:00 A-H of the Alphabet
6:00-7:00 I-Z of the Alphabet
11th Graders-November 14th
5:00-6:00 A-H of the Alphabet
6:00-7:00 I-Z of the Alphabet
 
TVFD Visits TES – The Timpson Volunteer Fire Department personnel recently visited Timpson Elementary School during fire safety week.  Students got to see the tools firemen use and got to climb aboard the fire truck and see inside the fire truck cab.  The firemen even ran the siren for students to here.  The TVFD personnel came dressed in their uniforms and explained to students about the importance of following fire safety rules.  The TES students really enjoyed the visit and learned about fire safety.  TES Principal Bubba Carrington and staff appreciate TVFD for this hands on learning experience!
 
2016 SENIOR Bear Pep Rally!
 
The THS Bear Pep Rally for Friday, Nov. 4th will be at 2:45 in the high school gym. This is the senior pep rally.  Please arrive early!  GO BEARS!!!!
 
Timpson Bears Basketball Schedule:
 
 
 
 

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NIGHT WORK IN GROVETON WILL LIMIT DOWNTOWN TRAFFIC


 

LUFKIN - Motorists traveling through Trinity County should be prepared for delays as work is scheduled on Sunday and Monday nights in Groveton.
The work will include paving in downtown Groveton throughout both nights that will impact traffic. Smith & Co., contractor for the project, will have flaggers in place throughout both nights. Traffic will be limited to two-way, one lane traffic directed by manned flaggers. Contract crews will work with enhanced illuminated lighting at each intersection.
The construction project is located on US 287 in Trinity County from Harrison Street to Vickery Street in the city of Groveton. The project is designed to reconstruct the roadway with new concrete curb and gutter and sidewalks.
Work is expected to begin each night at about 8 p.m. and motorists are urged to be prepared for delays. Use caution and be alert to nearby moving equipment and workers in the area. Remember, traffic fines double when workers are present.
 
For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov<mailto:Rhonda.OaksDonaldson@txdot.gov> or (936) 633-4395.

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San Augustine Burn Ban Information


 

 
The burn ban also includes the following Personal Outdoor Cooking effective 11-1-2016.   
   - All outdoor cooking must be used on a concrete slab or asphalt and must retain all burning coals, residue or anything capable of igniting a fire.   
 
   - No combustible material around the cooker.
   - The cooker must have someone with it at all times.
   - There must be a fire extinguisher, fully loaded, and functional at all times, marked and readily accessible within 20 feet of the cooker/fryer.
 
  PLEASE HELP US PROTECT OUR FORESTS AND HOMES!
 

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Center Football Update


 

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Tiger Weekly


 

Tiger Weekly
 
 
 
Please visit our district web page for other details on our school: www.tenahaisd.com
 
(The calendar provides the most up to date events)
 
 
 
Enrollment: 576
 
 
 
November 3, 2016-JH FB @ Timpson 5:00 pm
 
November 4, 2016-District FB Home vs Timpson 7:00 pm; Pep Rally 1:30 pm; Senior Night 6:30 pm; End 2nd Grading Period; 5th Quarter after game at Tenaha Youth Center
 
November 5, 2016-JHGBB Beckville Tournament
 
November 6, 2016-Day Light Savings (Set Clocks back 1 hour)
 
November 8, 2016-College Fair in Center; JVG/VG @ Slocum (Scrimmage) 4:30 pm
 
November 9, 2016-Fantastic Teeth Fan Club visits 1st Grade a 2:45 pm
 
November 10, 2016-PlayOff…….
 
November 11, 2016-Veteran’s Day Program 9:30 am in Cafe’
 
November 12, 2016-Cross Country in Austin State Meet
 
November 14, 2016-JHG/BBB @ San Augustine 4:30 pm; Middle School Robotics in Kilgore
 
November 15, 2016-JVG/VG @ Union Grove 5:30 pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Best in Texas
 
 
 
The Tiger Nation Turned Out in Force for 63rd Annual Homecoming Celebration
 
 
 
Small towns and small schools do not necessarily mean small celebrations.  Last week the Tenaha family celebrated in style with the 63rd Annual Tenaha Homecoming weekend.  And, what a weekend it was.  This year’s theme was “Storming our way to the top”, and the elementary teachers and staff and kids did not disappoint.  This year’s floats were probably the most creative and best we have seen.  Plus, there were tons of smiling happy faces on display during the parade as well.  Speaking of the parade, another big crowd and fantastic parade was the highlight of the afternoon as alumni, students, a beautiful Homecoming court, the Roarin’ Band from Tigerland, and the Tigers themselves were on display for the hundreds in attendance.
 
And while we are talking about the Roarin’ Band from Tigerland, let’s talk about their amazing contest performance and 1st Division rating early Saturday morning.  Mr. Sours and the band have worked tirelessly to produce their award winning sound.  The Homecoming day for band students began at 6:00 AM and ended around 9:00 PM.  Three different performances that included a parade march.  No better way to lift up that Tiger Pride than seeing the Tiger Band march onto the scene.  
 
We were equally proud to welcome home this year’s Grand Marshal, Master Sergeant Justin Adams.  Justin is a career Air Force Officer and former Tenaha Valedictorian.  It was awesome to see Justin lead the parade downtown in uniform and all of Tenaha are grateful for his continued service to our country.
 
Speaking of proud legacies, help me welcome the two new members to the Tenaha Hall of Honor.  Terry Bowlin has long been the catalyst for so many things we have accomplished at TISD, and no one is more deserving than her of this great honor.  Also, no alumni has set a better example for the young people of Tenaha to aspire to be in life than this year’s other inductee, Randy Jackson.  Randy is one of the DFW Metroplex’s most successful coaches and he has positively affected so many young people’s lives through his efforts.  It was great to see the pride Randy and the entire Jackson family showed in their home town.  
 
Finally, the Tigers were able to take center stage against the Grapeland Sandies.  As they have done all year, the Tigers smashed their way to their 5th shut out of the season.  This Tiger defense may be the best ever as they have only allowed four touchdowns in eight games.  On Saturday, the Tiger defense managed to score three touchdowns of their own en route to the 47-0 victory.
 
Saturday was just another example of how awesome the Tiger Nation is when we come together.  A great crowd enjoyed a day of amazing performances by Tenaha kids.  We truly do have a great thing going here at TISD.
 
      
 
 
 
      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reminder-Tiger Alert:
 
 
 
Tenaha Seniors to be Recognized at 2016 Home Finale Friday
 
Be sure and make plans to join us at Raymond Jackson Stadium on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 6:30 PM as TISD recognizes this year’s Tenaha High School Senior class before kickoff of the last home regular season game of the year against the Timpson Bears.  We invite all Seniors and their parents to join us on the home sideline at 6:20 PM to organize and prepare to be recognized at 6:30 PM sharp.  Our brief ceremony will pay tribute to the many hours or work and commitment these seniors have made to the various extra-curricular activities in which they’ve participated, and to recognize the countless program achievements they have been instrumental in making happen during their careers.  
 
 
 
We look forward to honoring this great group of Tigers on Senior Recognition Night and wish them well as they have worked their way so close to graduation.  
 
Tigers vs. Bears at 7:00 PM.  Senior Recognition at 6:30 PM.  Friday in the Pit.  
 
 
 
 
 
Cross Country:
 
The Tenaha Tigers attended the 22A District Cross Country meet in New Summerfield on October 18th.  The Varsity girls and Varsity boys clinched both district champions.  Both teams will compete at the regional meet at
 
Sam Houston State on October 29th.   The Jr. High boys team won the district
 
championship as well.  Way to go running Tigers! Lauri Sisk, Coach
 
 
 
Daniela Leos            4th         Carlos Bustamante 1st
 
Elizabeth Hernandez     5th         Josue Vega        4th
 
Sydney Cheshire         12th        Corey McDonald    5th
 
Jonica Glaze            13th        Alex Rodgrigues   7th
 
Araceil Vazquez         14th        Alan Flores       13th
 
                                    Josh Walters      14th
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
More to the story: The Tenaha cross country teams competed in the Region 3 Championships at Sam Houston State.  
 
The girls team finished 7th overall, and the boys team placed 11th.  Senior, Carlos Bustamante, qualified for the State Championship as an individual runner.  
 
 
 
 
 
Drug Free Week was a blast!
 
      
 
 
 
      
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
Students of the Month:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Year Books Available:
 
 
 
There are extra 2015-2016 Tiger yearbooks available for purchase. Full-color, 130 pages of Tenaha Tiger highlights for $40.00. 
Contact Ali Tyner (tynerali@tenahaisd.com) or you can bring money to campus office.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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
 

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The Taste of the Holiday's Saturday at Brookshire Brothers


 

Well tonight in Center is the Taste of the holiday's at the John D. Windham Civic Center, but for all those who forgot to buy a ticket and are going to miss it, Brookshire Brothers has you covered.  The taste of the holiday's will be held Saturday November 5th at all Brookshire Brothers locations 10:30 am-2:30 pm and the best part it is absoutely free for the samples.  The Brookshire Brothers Taste of the Holiday's showcasing the best Brookshire Brothers has to offer for this holiday season.  For more information please call: (936)-634-8155

 

 

 

 

 

For More Information Click the Link below:

 

   https://www.brookshirebrothers.com/blog-entry/taste-of-the-holidays

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Total number of Votes From Shelby County & Today is the last day of Early Voting


 

As of the time this article was posted 3,941 people have voted in Shelby County.  Early voting ends today so get up and go vote.  The Shelby County Clerks office will be open until 4:30 today.  The Clerk's Office is located at 124 Austin St, Center, TX 75935.

 

For more information call the County Clerk’s office at 936-598-6361 

 

 

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Tenaha Veterans Program


 

Veterans Day is an annual holiday in America honoring the millions of military veterans in the United States. There are approximately 22 million veterans living in the United States today. At Tenaha ISD we believe Veterans Day is important because of the precious freedoms that we take for granted every day. Saying "Thank You" to a person in the military is a very small price for our glorious freedom. 
 
Tenaha Schools invites all veterans and military personnel from all branches of the military to join us for our Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 11th, at 9:30 a.m. in the school cafeteria. Our program is being sponsored by the Tenaha High School BETA and Jr. BETA Clubs, with performances by Kindergarten and 1st Grade, members of the award winning Tenaha Roarin’ Band from Tigerland and our very own BETA members. 
 
Military family members and community members are also invited to join our administration, faculty and students as we say “Thank You” to these men and women who served our country. Refreshments will be served after the program. For more information contact Brenda Farmer at farmerbrenda@tenahaisd.com.

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SFA School of Theatre to present Carr’s ‘By the Bog of Cats’


 

 

 

The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre’s presentation of Irish playwright Marina Carr’s “By the Bog of Cats” in the fall of 2016 is not coincidental, and it was not selected by its director on a whim.
 
Rather, 2016 happens to be the centennial year of the Easter Rising in Ireland, a short-lived but extremely significant revolt against British rule, which led eventually to the establishment of the Irish Free State.
 
Dr. Rick Jones, professor of theatre and interim director of the School of Theatre, directs the play. Jones specializes in Irish theatre in his scholarly work; much of his research for the past 20 years has focused on Irish versions on inherited material, including Greek mythology. He’s taken SFA theatre students to Ireland six times to study Irish theatre, taught courses on Irish theatre and authored numerous publications on the subject. Still, he’s never had the opportunity to direct an Irish play in his 16 years at SFA, and the centennial of the Easter Rising seemed an appropriate time to break that drought.
 
Described by Jones as “hilarious in places, darkly disturbing in others,” “By the Bog of Cats” is Carr’s best-known play. Loosely based on the Medea legend, this haunting drama is “part tenderness, part quirkiness, and part ferocity,” Jones said. “It is my favorite play by my favorite contemporary Irish playwright.”
 
This play has been on Jones’s “someday” list for a long time, but he wasn’t confident he could cast the youngest character – the role of 7-year-old Josie – using college-age students. But when he learned that Junior Jacks veteran actor Mae Johnston, 11, might be interested in performing in the Mainstage production, successful casting of “By the Bog of Cats” became a possibility. Junior Jacks is the summer theatre camp at SFA for students in third through ninth grades.
 
“Mae is a remarkably intelligent girl – a quick study,” Jones said, adding that she came with recommendations from associate professor CC Conn, the driving force behind Junior Jacks, and from the SFA theatre students who worked with her in the camp. “In order to put the show in this season, I needed to know I could fill that role. So, she’s been in the role since May.”
 
All these aspects came together this year to allow “By the Bog of Cats” to be included in the 2016-17 Mainstage Series.
 
Dialect will be one of the greatest tasks all the actors will face in this play, Jones said. The skills of new theatre faculty member and visiting assistant professor Stephanie Murphy will be utilized to help students conquer dialect challenges.
 
“We will be using three different variations of Irish dialect, loosely described as northern, western and an upper-class Dublin accent,” he said.
 
In addition to the dialect, another challenge will be the portrayal of the complex characters that are “more human” in the sense that they have both positive attributes and flaws. Foremost among these characters is the play’s protagonist, Hester Swaine.
 
As the play opens at dawn, Hester receives prophecies that she will be dead by dusk. It is the wedding day of the man who was once her common-law husband and is the father of her child, and he is being wed to someone younger, prettier and richer, Jones explained.
 
“Basically, it is a day-in-the-life, but it is a significant day,” Jones said. “Hester is extraordinarily strong-willed, but she’s pushed to the edge and reacts with vengeance. Whereas we like certain people more than others, Hester is vengeful, given to violence, sometimes dishonest, and she’s got to be our heroine. She has to be sufficiently charismatic, and it is important that we understand why she behaves the way she does. We don’t have to approve of her actions, but we have to have some sort of admiration for her.”
 
Whereas a good share of the play is funny, it is a play that is “ultimately about sadness and anger,” Jones said. “Fitting those ideas into the same play is my challenge.”
 
“By the Bog of Cats” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Nov. 15 through 19, in W.M. Turner Auditorium in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus. The play is recommended for mature audiences. A content advisory may be viewed at www.theatre.sfasu.edu.
 
A reception and post-performance interdisciplinary discussion in the Griffith Gallery featuring SFA faculty from theatre, folklore, classical studies and psychology will follow the Thursday night performance.
 
Single tickets are $15 for adult, $10 for senior and $7.50 for student/youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.theatre.sfasu.edu.

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Today Is the last day of the General Shelters Liquidation Sale


 

Today November 4th, 2016 marks the last day of the General Shelter Liquidation Sale. For more information please call: 936-598-3389

 

General Shelters of Texas, Ltd. is one of the largest portable buildings manufacturers in Texas. Our plant and Corporate Headquarters, situated in Center, TX, are located in the heart of the Texas Forest Country. The company has over 4 decades experience in the construction of mobile, modular, steel and portable buildings for residential, farming and agriculture, military, construction, oilfield, automotive, retail and commercial applications. Over 100,000 buildings have been produced since the company opened its doors in 1973. 

 

General Shelters Website:

 

http://www.generalshelters.com/

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USDA Announces $331 Million Investment for Clean Water Infrastructure in Rural Communities


 

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $331 million in 85 projects that will improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas in 39 states and American Samoa. Community infrastructure investments are a key piece of USDA’s mission to support America’s rural communities, and these investments build on the $13.9 billion USDA has invested over the course of the Obama Administration to support 5,825 water and waste infrastructure projects that currently benefit 19.5 million rural residents.
 
“Strategic investments like these into community infrastructure provide a path to rural economic growth,” Vilsack said. “Water and wastewater upgrades protect the health and safety of those who live and work in rural areas, and are especially critical given today’s aging infrastructure in areas that have not fully benefited from rural America’s economic rebound. Modernizing water and wastewater systems improves the quality of life and can help attract jobs to rural communities.”
  
USDA is providing $264 million in loans and $67 million in grants through Rural Development’s Water & Environmental Programs. These programs provide assistance and financing to develop drinking water and waste disposal systems for communities with 10,000 or fewer residents. 
 
Five projects were awarded funding in Texas including Aqua Water Supply Corporation, Black Rock Water Supply Corporation, Fort Griffin Special Utility District, the City of Quitaque, and White River Municipal Water District.
 
“Rural Development is pleased to offer funding to these five communities,” said Paco Valentin, USDA Rural Development State Director.  “Water is one of the most pressing public health concerns and is essential for long-term sustainability.  By utilizing these funds, these communities will have improved water infrastructure to support economic and population growth.”
 
Of the 5 projects announced, 2 are located in StrikeForce areas, and 1 is also located in an area of Persistent Poverty.
 
Funding for each project announced today is contingent upon the recipient meeting the terms of the loan, grant or loan/grant agreement. 
 
Since 2009, USDA Rural Development (@USDARD ) has invested $13.9 billion for 5,825 water and waste infrastructure projects, benefiting 19.5 million rural residents; invested nearly $13 billion to start or expand nearly 112,000 rural businesses; helped 1.1 million rural residents buy homes; funded nearly 9,200 community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care facilities; and helped bring high-speed Internet access to nearly 6 million rural residents and businesses. USDA also has invested $38.2 billion in 1,057 electric projects that have financed more than 198,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines serving 4.6 million rural residents. For more information, visit www.usda.gov/results. 
 
To read more about USDA’s investments in rural America and its successful turnaround, visit USDA’s entry on Medium.com, Rural America Is Back in Business. 

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AG Paxton Leads 15 States in Filing Amicus Brief to Protect Religious Freedom of Texas Students


 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton led a 15 state coalition in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, urging it to uphold the religious freedom of students in the Birdville Independent School District (BISD) on November 3rd.
 
An atheist group is challenging BISD’s policy permitting “student expressions” at the start of school board meetings. Under that policy, which was implemented in March 2015, students have the opportunity to sign up for a random drawing held to determine who will speak at the opening of a meeting. The students are responsible for the message and content of their speeches, and some have chosen to include religious messages in their remarks.
 
“The student expressions permitted by the Birdville ISD policy are the private speech of the students and thus are permissible under the First Amendment,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Students should be taught that they are free to express their deeply held religious beliefs to their elected representatives in public forums without any restriction from the government.”
 
Last August, United States District Judge John McBryde ruled against the American Humanist Association (AHA) in its lawsuit challenging student expressions at BISD board meetings. AHA appealed to the Fifth Circuit.
 
The states joining Texas are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Utah; the Commonwealth of Kentucky by and through Governor Matthew G. Bevin; and Governor Phil Bryant of the State of Mississippi.
 
A copy of the amicus brief is available here:
 

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Seeking Information on Two Veterans Buried in St. John's Cemetery


 

Larry Hume, VFW Post 8904 Quartermaster is seeking information on two veterans buried in the St. John's Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas who are James A. Lloyd, 1949-2004, and Willie James Wilson, 1930-1951. 
 
Lloyd's headstone has US Air Force Command Navigator Wings etched on it. Wilson died in Korea during the Korean War.
 
If anyone has any information on either of these two men, please call Larry Hume at 936-598-2976.

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Scare Tactics Last Night Tonight


 

Scare Tactics by the New Life Church is in its final night this season starting at 7:00 pm this evening.  Ever year Pastor Steve Noble writes a new play.

 

Some Scenes from Scare Tactics:

 

 

 

 

 

There was a excellent turnout in attendance the building was so full they had to turn some away.

 

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Winning Loto Ticket Sold in San Augustine


 

The winning numbers were 3-4-29-31-33-50 for Wednesday Nights Texas Lotto worth $20 million. The ticket was sold a convenience store in San Augustine.  According to the Texas Lottery website, the ticket was sold on State Highway 103 West.  At a Chevron Gas station.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.ktre.com/story/33622251/san-augustine-store-sells-winning-20-million-lotto-ticket

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Voting Information and Turn out so far


 

 

As of today November 3, 2016 3,685 people in Shelby County have voted. Have you voted? If not go vote!

 
 
 
Early voting held at Shelby County Clerk’s Office, 124 Austin Street, Center, TX 75935.
 
Monday, October 24, 7:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Tuesday, October 25 – Friday, October 28th 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Saturday, October 29, 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Sunday, October 30, 12:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Monday, October 31, 7:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Tuesday, November 1 – Friday, November 4th, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
 
For more information call the County Clerk’s office at 936-598-6361.

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Center Livestock Market Report for November 2nd


 

Center Livestock Market Report for November 2nd
 
Cattle Sold: 883 Hd
Sellers: 84
Buyers: 48
 
Steers:
150-300 Lbs 1.20 To 2.17     AVG - 1.38
300-400 Lbs 1.00 To 1.65     AVG - 1.38
400-500 Lbs .90 To 1.62       AVG - 1.23
500 Lbs & Up .80 To 1.37     AVG - 1.09
 
Heifers:
150-300 Lbs 1.10 To 2.02     AVG - 1.50
300-400 Lbs .95 To 1.57       AVG - 1.14
400-500 Lbs .85 To 1.32       AVG - 1.05
500 Lbs & Up .75 To 1.27     AVG - 1.00
 
Slaughter Cows: .30 To .83
Stocker Cows: Up To 900.00$Hd
Bulls: .58 To 1.06
Pairs: Only a Few
Baby Calves: Only a Few
 
Market Quoted On Beef Cattle Only!!! Plain Cattle Prices Will Be Lower!!!!

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Celebrates a Good Year


 

Over 500 Texas A&M Forest Service employees came together at the agency’s annual personnel meeting Wednesday, Nov. 2.
 
Texas A&M Forest Service employees gathered to celebrate their dedication to the citizens and natural resources of Texas. The meeting, held at the I.O.O.F. Event Center in Corsicana, Texas, serves as an opportunity to refocus the agency’s goals, as well as recognize long standing employees and acknowledge recipients of this year’s director’s awards.
 
Last year, Texas A&M Forest Service celebrated their centennial year with a reaffirmed passion to becoming significant. The agency focused on efforts to implement a strategic roadmap leading the agency from one of success to one that is significant. This charge was led by Texas A&M Forest Service Director Tom Boggus.
 
“A year ago we were at our centennial celebration and we celebrated our success of the past 100 years and I encouraged us and challenged us to do more,” Boggus said. “I am proud to announce that we are on our way.”
 
Continuing with the theme of significance, Frank Keck of Excellerant, Inc. spoke to the group about discovering the driving force within. The Excellerant model is designed to be a catalyst in the discovery of who we are and why we exist.
 
“It’s one thing to be successful but it’s another thing to be significant,” said Keck. “Significance is a longer term and you have a longer term impact on people. You change their lives.”
 
Fifty-six employees were recognized for five or more years of service, including Donna Work who celebrates 25 years at Texas A&M Forest Service this year.
 
Donna Work, a biologist stationed in Lufkin, collaborates with loggers and landowners to protect the soil and natural resources. When Work was originally hired she did not have a vast knowledge of Texas A&M Forest Service, but was interested in the position because she was able to utilize her wildlife degree.
 
“There is a lot of variety in my work and I love that,” said Work. “There is a lot of comradery here. We are like a family.”
 
Additional awards were issued to the following Texas A&M Forest Service employees who have made significant contributions to the agency’s efforts over the year:
 
Director’s Award for Support Staff
Field: Regina Rodrigues, business associate, Nacogdoches
 
Rodrigues is recognized for going above and beyond to ensure that the Nacogdoches and Crockett offices receive the support needed to be successful. In the office, Rodrigues is diligent in assisting others with a positive and infectious attitude.
 
Professional: Rich Gray, assistant chief regional fire coordinator, Wolfforth
 
Gray is recognized for his undeniable leadership skills through many recent notable incidents, restoration efforts, mitigation and prevention practices, partnerships, capacity building efforts and politically-charged situations. Gray has recently transitioned to a bigger role in West Texas, while continuing with remarkable leadership and professionalism.
 
Office: Sherri Noack, employee services representative, College Station
 
Seen as the hub for welcoming new employees into the agency, Noack is recognized for her dedication to Texas A&M Forest Service employees. Noack is the go-to person for events and fund raising, welcoming new employees to the agency and employee assistance.
 
Charles Krenek Award for Resource Specialist
Jason Calvet, resource specialist, Livingston
 
Calvet has been involved in many program areas, from wildland firefighting, to natural resource technical assistance and education activities and is recognized for taking pride in his service to the agency. Calvet embodies the spirit of Charles Kreneck in his passion for his job and reflection of the wildland values of duty, respect and integrity.
 
Director’s Award for Team Effort
Texas A&M Forest Service Centennial Exhibit Committee
Linda Moon, Leslie Kessner, Don Hannemann and John Warner
 
As we celebrated our agency’s centennial last year, this committee worked to create a Centennial Exhibit for the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The committee invested countless hours in planning and execution to ensure that the Texas A&M Forest Service story and history was displayed. Because of their efforts, we have enjoyed the results and recognized this group as a model of what a successful team can accomplish.
 
Director’s Award for Technical Forestry
Mark Duff, staff forester, San Antonio
 
Duff is recognized for his technical knowledge and expertise as a forester, as well as his desire to find answers to the difficult challenges facing forestry. Known for his expertise in forest health and tree pests, Duff has embraced the difficulties of fighting oak wilt and assisted land owners with individual forest management concerns.
 
D.A. “Andy” Anderson I&E Award
Kari Hines, wildland urban interface specialist, La Grange
 
Hines is recognized for her dedication to helping Texans become more aware of conservation efforts through her direct involvement in messaging, development of products and commitment to proactive programs. Hines assisted with the development of videos designed as teaching aids for educators, programs for educating arborists and has taken a lead in improving agency public awareness products.
 
Director’s Award for Good Samaritan
Task Force Alpha
 
Steve Smith, resource specialist; Mike Kuhnert, resource specialist; Jonathon Keller, resource specialist; Logan Davis, resource specialist; Kevin Knight, resource specialist; Kyle Downs, resource specialist.
 
While on assignment to the Pandhandle Branch in July, Task Force Alpha arrived at the scene of a major car wreck. The task force members responded immediately, offering physical assistance to a women still inside her vehicle. By directing traffic away from the site and working to stabilize the woman, Task Force Alpha was able to ensure the safety of responders and accident victims.

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Timpson Bear Shirts for Sale


 

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Elizabeth Swint is the New Municipal Court Judge for Tenaha


 

Recently on November 1st, 2016 the City of Tenaha appointed Elizabeth Swint as the Municipal Court swearing her in with a ceremony.

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Elizabeth Davis Holmes: Army Nurse Corps, United States Army, World War I


 

The United States Army Nurse Corps was formally established by the US Congress in 1901 and the Navy Nurse Corps followed in 1908.  During World War I in which America participated (1917-1918) 20,000 registered female nurses were recruited for military and navy duty in 548 military hospitals.  They also were a part of 47 ambulances companies that operated on the Western Front with more than 10,000 serving overseas.  Another 5,400 nurses enrolled in the Army’s new School of Nursing. 
 
In the beginning U.S. Army nurses were U.S. citizens, female, unmarried, between 25 and 35 years of age, Caucasian and graduates of training schools offering theoretical and practical nursing.   As the war went on, some of these requirements were expanded.  Before and during WWI, nurses were part of the Army, but were neither enlisted or commissioned personnel and they were not trained as soldiers.  They were appointed by the Surgeon General with the approval of the Secretary of War. Nurses were not given military ranks at that time. 
 
The need for an Army hospital on a separate military installation dated back to the Civil War.  In 1906, $200,000 was appropriated for the construction of a new hospital and the land was designated a military reservation to be known as the “Walter Reed United States Army General Hospital.  It opened on May 1, 1908 with room for 75 patients.  By 1917 Walter Reed was treating thousands of World War I patients and the hospital was growing quickly.  In 1918 the Army School of nursing opened at Walter Reed with its first graduating class of over 400.
 
Elizabeth Davis Holmes, born to Zachary Taylor Davis and Sophronia Catherine Pittman Davis in Campti, Texas on December 27th, 1879 graduated from the University of Texas School of Nursing in 1915 at the age of 36.  For a number of years she did public nursing in Houston, Texas and on April 1, 1918 Elizabeth was approved to join the Army Nurse’s Corps and was assigned to Walter Reed General Hospital in Tacoma Park, D. C.  The age limit and marital status for Army Nurses must have been changed due to the war as she was now 39 and married.  At the time of her acceptance her parents were also living in Houston and she had four brothers serving in the Army.  Information about her husband (Holmes) could not be found.  Elizabeth served at Walter Reed until October 16th, 1918 when she was then transferred to Camp Logan, Texas.  Camp Logan was a World War I Army training camp in the Houston area and about this time the deadly 1918 Spanish Flu had broken out at the camp with over 600 cases being reported. 
 
On December 14th, 1918, one month after the end of World War I Elizabeth resigned from the Army Nurses Corps and probably continued her profession as a nurse in the Houston area.  She married Sidney Albert Ellington (1876 – 1967) on February 22, 1926 and at some point, moved back to Shelby County, Texas.  The Timpson Daily Times reported on February 22, 1936 that Elizabeth became the first female member of the Norman G. Crocker American Legion Post.  The article also noted that she was the sister of Judge T. O. Davis and the Honorable W. I. Davis of Center.
 
US Army Nurse Elizabeth Holmes passed on October 5th, 1956 and is buried in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  If you can add to her story with information or a photo, please contact me at 598-2976 or email chief@chiefimaging.com.

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Center 8th Grade Purple Team Ends Season with 6-1-1 Record


 

Center Middle School’s eighth grade Purple football team had a season record of 6-1-1. According to CMS Coach Jeffrey Harvey, coaching this group of eighth graders will be a season he will not forget.
 
He says, “Overall, this group has a high football IQ, play with passion and all out effort, the way the game is meant to be played. During halftime, I could make adjustments based on the opponent’s scheme and our athletes would go out the second half and execute. After each game, our athletes were exhausted because they never kept anything in the tank, they left it all out on the field every time.”
 
Coach Harvey added, “Coaching this group of eighth graders was the most fun I have had coaching younger athletes.  Definitely a season and group to remember.”
 

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Joaquin Masonic Lodge election day BBQ


 

Joaquin Masonic Lodge will have its election day BBQ on Tuesday, November 8.  We will be located across from the First United Methodist Church where will be serving BBQ chicken plates with two sides and a drink for $8.  Carry out only.  We will start serving at 9AM and stay until the last customer is served or we sell out.

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Day light Savings Time


 

 

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Radio News 11-3-16 Interviews with UIL and Shelby County Sheriff's office


 

 

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Built Ford Tough Player of the week Kyle Parks


 

 

Among the winners of the 2016 Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football players of the week is Center High Schools own Kyle Parks.

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Timpson Bear Update


 

Timpson Bear Football Playoff Shirts - Attached is an order form for Timpson High School Varsity Bears football playoffs shirts. Show your pride and support the Bears! Information about the first playoff game including the team the Bears will play and the place of the game will be in Monday Bear Updates.
 
 
TMS Pep Rally /Football Game – The Timpson Middle School pep rally will be Thursday Nov. 3 at 3:00 p.m. in the high school gym.  Everyone is invited to come out and support the TMS Bears!  They will play Tenaha that night here at 5:00 p.m.

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Today's Vote Count for Shelby County


 

As of 11-2-16 3,512 people have voted in person in Shelby County.

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The Shelbyville Dragon Military Marching Band earned a First Division


 

The Shelbyville Dragon Military Marching Band earned a First Division
rating from all 3 judges at the 2016 Region 21 UIL Marching Contest.  The
Dragon Band was one of only 2 bands to only receive first division ratings
from all three judges in Class 2A.  This marks the 10th consecutive year
that the Dragon Band has earned a first division rating at marching
contest, and this is currently the longest streak by a 2A band in region 21.
Some of the comments made by the judges were:
 
“Outstanding sounds from ALL sections of the band – balance is EXCELLENT!!”
 “Very musical in ALL aspects, such an outstanding AA band congrats”
 
The band is under the direction of Shaka Hawkins, and the assistant
director is Christi Unthank.
 

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Abundant Love Ministries Men’s Ministry, Men’s Revival Cancelled


 

The Abundant Love Ministries Men’s Ministry, Men’s Revival, scheduled for November 3-5, 2016, is cancelled, because of an unexpected illness of the guest evangelist. We apologize for any scheduling inconveniences, and will reschedule this event as the earliest available date of Pastor John Russell.  Abundant Love Ministries is located at 1426 Shelbyville Street, Center, TX.

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Joaquin Flag and Tackle Team Win Division Championship


 

The Joaquin Bronocs (6-7 Flag Team) won the Flag Division Championship beating Shelbyville Black 14-7. Broncos are coached by Chrisco Bragg and Cody Gianunzio.
 
 
The Joaquin 12U Tackle also won their Division Championship beating the Beckville Bearcats 15-13. 12U team is coached by Chrisco Bragg, Michael Gatlin, Jesse Griffin, Kelly Brooks.
 

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Sheriff's Department Uncovers Stolen Property


 

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http://www.scsotx.org/latest-works/scso-uncover-stolen-property

 

 

 

 

 

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) uncovered a large amount of stolen property at a residence on U.S. Highway 84 East in the Tenaha area on October 24.

SCSO Chief Deputy DJ Dickerson and Lieutenant Kevin Windham began investigating the incident after the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office (DPSO) reported a burglary in Logansport, LA involving a U-Haul truck.

Alexis Dickson was booked into the SCSO for: VOP Liberty County: OC: POCS (F4 â€

Alexis Dickson was booked into the SCSO for: VOP Liberty County: OC: POCS (F4 – No Bond); POCS, penalty group 1>=4g<200g (F2).

Jaron Foxworth was booked for: VOP Liberty County; POCS â€

Jaron Foxworth was booked for: VOP Liberty County; POCS – No Bond, penalty group 1>=4g<200g (F2); Unlawful possession of firearm by felon (F3).

Information was received that the U-Haul truck was seen at the residence in the Tenaha area and the residents were selling items from the yard of the property.Chief Dickerson, Lieutenant Windham and DPSO Sergeant Armstrong were met by the homeowner, Michael Foxworth, who cooperated in allowing the officers to look in the U-Haul. Michael advised that his son, Jaron Foxworth and Jaron’s girlfriend, Alexis Dickson, had been in the U-Haul, but were not there at that time. Michael stated Jaron and Dickson were driving a yellow GMC pickup truck.

 

While the officers were speaking with Michael, the yellow GMC turned in to the residence and immediately backed out. Officers were able to catch up with the vehicle and found Jaron and Dickson inside. While officers were questioning the suspects, Dickson was observed attempting to conceal a substance suspected to be methamphetamine in the dashboard of the GMC truck. Dickson was removed from the vehicle and produced a glass pipe to Lt. Windham. Dickson admitted the pipe was used for smoking methamphetamine. The total weight of the substance was 22.77 grams.

Officers placed Jaron and Dickson under arrest and began questioning them about property located in the vehicle being a pirogue boat and a framed painting. Both suspects told officers the items were purchased from an individual. Inconsistencies in the stories led Chief Dickerson to further question Dickson who admitted they stole the items from an abandoned residence on Highway 84 towards Joaquin. Dickson further admitted that the property in the U-Haul at the residence was stolen. Two guns were also recovered from behind the seat area of the GMC.

During the course of the investigation, items have been recovered from burglaries in Liberty County, Nacogdoches County, Shelby County and DeSoto Parish Louisiana.

As this investigation continues, more charges will be filed.

The SCSO would like to thank the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.

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Shelbyville Marching Band Earns First Division Rating


 

The Shelbyville Dragon Military Marching Band earned a First Division rating from all 3 judges at the 2016 Region 21 UIL Marching Contest.  The Dragon Band was one of only 2 bands to only receive first division ratings from all three judges in Class 2A.  This marks the 10th consecutive year that the Dragon Band has earned a first division rating at marching contest, and this is currently the longest streak by a 2A band in region 21.  Some of the comments made by the judges were:
 
 
 
“Outstanding sounds from ALL sections of the band – balance is EXCELLENT!!”
 “Very musical in ALL aspects, such an outstanding AA band congrats”
 
The band is under the direction of Shaka Hawkins, and the assistant director is Christi Unthank.

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Joaquin ISD Veteran's Day Program


 

Joaquin ISD will be holding a Veterans Day Program honoring our veterans on Friday, November 11th, 8:30 AM in the High School Gymnasium. The event is open to the public and all veterans and current service members are encouraged to attend. We will be recognizing our veterans during the event and honoring them with a breakfast reception afterwards in the Joaquin High School Library.

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Beef & Forage Seminar, November 10


 

The Shelby County A&M AgriLife Extension Office is hosting a Beef & Forage Seminar, November 10, 2016.  The program will be held at Community House-Rock Building, 415 San Augustine St., Center, TX.  Pre-Registration is $15.00 and Registration at the door is $20.00.  Click here to see/print Registration form.  
 
The program will be held from 6:00-9:00PM, meal served at 5:30PM.  This year’s program will cover a multitude of topics.  Darren Rozell with Rozell Sprayers will be talking about pros and cons of GPS tracking and foam markers for herbicide applications.  Texas Wildlife Services Greg Miller will be covering Feral hog and Beaver Management.  
 
Come and listen to Dr. Jason Banta, Beef Cattle Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service talk about Internal/External parasite Control.  The program will also provide 3 C.E.U.’s towards TDA pesticide license.  Please RSVP by Nov. 7th, 2016 with payment.
 
Educational programs of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.  The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.Provisions from the American Disability Act are considered when planning educational programs and activities.  Please notify the Shelby County Extension office at 936-598-7744 by November 01, 2014, If you plan on attending this program and need specialized services.

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Jury Cancelation for Monday, November 7


 

The jury that has been summoned for Monday, November 7, 2016 for the 123rd District Court Honorable Charles C. "Brick" Dickerson presiding has  been cancelled due to the scheduled cases being resolved or passed.
 
Anyone receiving a summons for that day is released from jury service until they receive a future summons.

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Radio News 11-2-16


 

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Radio News 11-1-16


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High School Marching Contest Results


High School Bands from around the area competed in the U.I.L. Region 21 marching contest on Saturday October 22, 2016.  The contest was held at Homer Bryce Stadium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. Here are some local results:
 
Center - 1st Division
Garrison - 2nd Division
Joaquin - 3rd Division
San Augustine - 1st Division
Shelbyville - 1st Division
Tenaha - 1st Division
Timpson - 2nd Division
 
For more results and information click here.
 

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Missing Child in Tyler


 

 

 

 

Kayla Gomez went missing around 8 p.m. from Bullard First Assembly located on U.S. Highway 69, according to the Bullard Police Department. Please share this on Facebook let us all try and help find her. For more information click the link below.
 

 

 

http://www.ktre.com/story/33594864/missing-child-confirmed-student-at-tyler-isd-fbi-to-investigate

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Tri-County Community Action Home Buyer's Workshop


 

A Home Buyer's Workshop will be held Monday, Novermber 7, 2016 at 2 PM at Tri County Community Action (Old Elementary School Cafeteria) 214 Nacogdoches Street Center, TX 75935. The workshop will be hosted by Swindle Developers For more information contact Saundra at (936) 657-4740.

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Green Acres of Center Thanks Halloween Carnival Attendees, Contributors


 

Green Acres of Center would like to thank everyone who came out to the Halloween Carnival. We enjoyed sharing the evening with you! We appreciate the family, friends, staff and volunteers that helped make it all a success! We would like to send a special thank you to The Sweet Spot Candy Shop for their donation and amazing job done on the candy wreathes!

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East Texas High School Students Spend Day Touring SFA


 

 

Dr. Leslie Cecil, chair of the Stephen F. Austin State University Department of Anthropology, Geography and Sociology, speaks Tuesday with high school students during College Day, an all-day event hosted by SFA’s College of Liberal and Applied Arts.
 
Throughout the day, students from school districts across East Texas were introduced to the college’s programs and educational opportunities, ate lunch with representatives from various offices, including financial aid and admissions, and were given a guided tour of the campus.
 
 

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Joaquin Elementary Students of the Month for November 2016


 
 
Pre-K: Madalyn Bryant
 
Her favorite thing to do is be at school so she can play with Addi and all of her friends. Madalyn was nominated because she is so helpful to her friends and teacher. Madalyn is a good listener and always does a great job.
 
 
 
Kindergarten: Janelle Gatlin
 
Janelle's favorite thing to do is play with her toys and her brother, Jacob. When Janelle grows up she wants to be a flower queen! Janelle was chosen as the student of the month because she is kind to everyone, she works so hard every day, and she always does her best!
 
 
 
 
First Grade: Jadyn Brown
 
Jadyn Brown is in Mrs. Vaughn's 1st Grade. Jadyn loves to play outside with his brother and sisters. He enjoys listening to country music and watching scary Halloween shows. His favorite people are his parents, his brother Justyn, and his sisters Jaylynn and Sadie. When Jadyn grows up he wants to be a firefighter. Jadyn was selected Student of the Month because he is a great student who always gives 100% to his work and is always putting others before himself. Jadyn displays great character and citizenship.
 
 
2nd Grade: Lucinda David
 
Lucinda David is Second Grade Student of the month.  Her parents are Chance and Julie David.  She is seven years old.  Lucinda loves to read and ride horses.  She is very active in Stock Horse Shows and Barrel Racing.  Her favorite horse is Buster.  Goldie is her horse she spends a lot time riding on the ranch preparing for her shows.  When she is not on a horse competing she is reading.  She has been awarded the Top Reader the past two years in a row.  She is active in her church and school activities.  Lucinda is a very bright girl with a bright future ahead of her.
 

 
3rd Grade: Mattie Bushiey
 
Mattie is a 3rd grader who likes to eat Ramen noodles and pizza. She enjoys playing with her friends, doing crafts and playing with her animals. Her favorite subject is Math. She is looking forward to the Christmas holidays.
 
 
 
Fourth Grade: Kenley Harvey 
 
The fourth grade has chosen Kenley Harvey as their November Student of the Month. Kenley is a very hard worker and always has a positive, “can do” attitude. Her favorite color is pink. She enjoys eating spaghetti and hopes to be a Doctor when she grows up. She shared that a teacher that has made a big impact in her life is Mrs. Knight. When asked to give her fellow students a piece of advice, she said, “Stay in school!”

 
 
Fifth Grade:  Jeanne Hughes
 
She wrote the following about herself: Hi, my name is Jeanne Hughes.  I am honored to be the 5th grade student of the month for November.  My hobbies include drawing and taking care of my little sister.

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Tiger Alert


 

Tiger Alert:   
 
Tenaha Seniors to be Recognized at 2016 Home Finale Friday
 
Be sure and make plans to join us at Raymond Jackson Stadium on Friday,
November 4, 2016 at 6:30 PM as TISD recognizes this year's Tenaha High
School Senior class before kickoff of the last home regular season game of
the year against the Timpson Bears.  We invite all Seniors and their parents
to join us on the home sideline at 6:20 PM to organize and prepare to be
recognized at 6:30 PM sharp.  Our brief ceremony will pay tribute to the
many hours or work and commitment these seniors have made to the various
extra-curricular activities in which they've participated, and to recognize
the countless program achievements they have been instrumental in making
happen during their careers.  
 
 
 
We look forward to honoring this great group of Tigers on Senior Recognition
Night and wish them well as they have worked their way so close to
graduation.  
 
Tigers vs. Bears at 7:00 PM.  Senior Recognition at 6:30 PM.  Friday in the
Pit.

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Joaquin City Council Meeting


 

The City Council of Joaquin will meet in special session Friday, November 4, 2016 at 
                          4 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 Hotel/Motel Funds for Joaquin City Park repairs.
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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Panola College Foundation funds art museum field trip


 

Panola College Foundation funds art museum field trip
 
Students from Ann Boland's art classes, Teresa Beasley's communication
classes, and Dr. Kathy Watlington's Spanish classes traveled to Shreveport
on Thursday, Oct. 27, to tour the R.W. Norton Art Gallery.
 
Boland wrote a grant that was funded by the Panola College Foundation to
provide Panola College students with a museum experience. The Norton
collection includes more than 400 paintings by more than 100 artists,
dating from the Renaissance to present day. The museum includes The
Classical Influence, the Journey to Modernism, A Century of Turmoil -
Europe in the 19th Century, a Fairy Tale Gallery for children, From Rebirth
to Enlightenment: Europe from the 14th to 18th Century, Candle in the Dark,
Origins of Western Art, Mind of the Artist, Louisiana Collections, The
Persuasion of the Portrait, Visions of America, The Icon and Iconographer,
American Art History, Soldiers and Statesman, Inventing the West, Living in
America, a tribute to Marilyn Monroe, Landscape Movement - the Hudson River
School, Firearms Collection, Views of the World, The Gray/Blumenstiel Doll
Collection, and The Natural World. On loan to the museum are visiting
exhibits of photographs from early New Orleans called "Scarlett Passions"
and posters from World War I, an exhibit entitled "Art Goes to War."
 
The Norton also features 43 landscaped acres with paved trails, outdoor
sculptures, water gardens and more than 10,000 plants.
 
The Norton, located at 4747 Creswell Ave., is free and open to the public.
No photography is allowed in the Museum and Gardens without educational
purpose and special, advance permission. Find out more at the museum's
website: www.rwnaf.org.
 
Participating students included Jennifer Aguirre, Ibrahim (Demola) Akande,
Alma Angeles, Tarsheanna Bauer, Haley Bridges, Hannah Cortinas, Aletha
Cotton, Jake Craig, Nicholas Crowe, Anna Crumbie, Abriea Deckard, Julissa
Dejulian, Daria Eremeeva, Brittany Fendall, Jessica Gehrts, Monique
Glasper, Lorena Gonsalez, Alec Humphries, Lashekia Johnson, Brittany
Lawrence, Destini McClary, ShaBrittney Menefee, Esther Oderinde, Diana
Perez, Charlynn Perry, Edgar Pineda, Angela Rabon, Sara Randall, Paola
Rangel, Kyana Reagan, Dorleen Rogers, Estefani Salgado, Mia Sartor, Mary
Ella Sherman, Samuel Slone, Wendy Spence, Jamecia Taylor, George Valdez,
Pablo Valdez, Nancy Vang, Stacy Vang, Lyndsay Webb, Wanda Weeks, Kyla
Whitaker, Lauran Williams, and Maddy Youngblood.

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Panola College Cosmetology Partners with the American Cancer Society


 

Panola College Cosmetology Partners with the American Cancer Society
 
The Panola College cosmetology department will be hosting two events with
the American Cancer Society to provide free products and services to local
cancer survivors. The events will be from 10 am to 1 pm on November 18th
and December 2nd at the Dr. W.C. Smith Building. The American Cancer
Society will have free wigs, hats, scarves, and turbans available. The
cosmetology department will be offering manicures, facials, and giving
styling and skin care advice. Refreshments will also be available for
guests to enjoy.

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CHS Girls Basketball T-Shirts


 

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Weather Update


 

 
*Many counties around us have been experiencing highway easement, grass,
and pasture land fires. Thank goodness for San Augustine's citizens being
careful with their open fires....knock on wood...and hope that others don't
visit and break that record. *
 
*Yes,* there is a *bur**n ban in effect*  for San Augustine County. We are
in a stage 2 drought condition that is worsening each day we have no
measurable rain. I will send out the criteria for the burn ban in an email
tomorrow.
 
*The following is what we have had rain wise since our very wet August.*
 
   - The *lowest total* for the month of October over the last 38 years
   that I have records on....  *only .07 of an inch.   *
   - Jerry Nickerson chews tobacco and spits more than that amount.
   - And...September was almost as bad.... only .72 verses our 2010 record
   of .80 inches for the 38 year period.
 
 
*Below is the rainfall totals for September for the County without our
manual input folks.*
 
   - *San Augustine .72 inches*
   - *North from Geoff Reeder .37 inches*
   - *North from Norman Neel *(I will give later as my AT&T/Yahoo account
   is again in the toilet. Norman sent it to me, just can not access any
   sbcglobal.net emails).
   - *South from Broaddus .73 inches*
   - *Etoile on the lake caught 3.97 inches....???*
   -
 
*The following is the rainfall totals for October for the same reporting
stations.*
 
   - *San Augustine .07  inches *
   - *North from Geoff Reeder .07 inches*
   - *Norman Neel is off line*
   - *South from Broaddus .15 inches*
   - *Etoile .39  mostly boat splashes and bird visits like in September.*
 
 
*Our forecast....*
 
   - 10 day outlook says some better chances for rain beginning 11/07 for a
   couple of days *BUT,* trying to get a good view of weather is almost
   impossible that far out....especially with Mother Nature controlling it.
   - We will begin a cooling trend toward more normal temperatures on
   Friday. With highs in the 70's and some upper 40's to low 50's during the
   evening hours.
   - *AND*...our humidity will take a dive to West Texas like.....*less
   than 25%*
 
 
*Below is the listing of the records by month and year of the Highest and
Lowest rainfall for the past 38 years:*
*Historic Rainfall Month * *HIGH Rainfall Amount* *Year of HIGH Rainfall
Amount* *LOW Rainfall Amount* *Year of LOW Rainfall Amount*
Jan 12.10 1974 0.25 1971
Feb 9.30 1979 0.62 1996
Mar 10.45 2008 0.45 2011
Apr 9.20 1982 0.48 1987
May 13.24 2015 0.60 1988
Jun 19.42 1989 0.27 1974
Jul 12.45 2007 0.13 1993
*Aug* *11.84* *2016* 0.02 1985
Sep 10.80 1978 0.50 2007
*Oct* 14.90 2009 *0.07* *2016*
Nov 10.97 1986 1.11 1994
Dec 10.50 1982 1.20 1980/2010
 
*Annual rainfall total* *68.93* *1991* *31.85* *2010*
 
 
*Tom Johnson*
*KTXSANAU6*
 

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VFW Sells Poppies


 

Since 1922, the Buddy Poppy has been an integral part of the VFW community.
As VFW's official memorial flower, the Poppy represents the blood shed by
American service members and reiterates that the Veterans of Foreign Wars
and the Auxiliary will never forget their sacrifices.
 
 
 
Saturday, November 5th, VFW Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will be distributing
Buddy Poppies at Walmart from 9 am - 3 pm.  Donations are accepted by not
required.  We hope you will wear yours proudly.  
 
 
 
Donations to help continue our community service work in Shelby County can
also be sent to VFW Post 8904, PO Box, 1024, Center, TX 75935.
 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

The Lady Bears Volleyball team finished up district play in Shelbyville Tuesday Oct. 25. The Lady Bears won 25-13,25-18,25-6. Kamryn Courtney had 17 assists, 9 kills and 3 aces. Jasmine Rogers had 12 assists and 5 kills. Molly Sanford had 9 digs, Ana Deleon had 7 kills and Cedesha Curtis had 6 kills. We finished with a 7-5 district record and placed 3rd overall. Our coaching staff is extremely proud of the girls. The excitement and encouragement from the TISD staff and Timpson Community has been awesome!! We look forward to making TISD and Timpson proud on and off of the court.  The Lady Bear Volleyball Playoff game is set for Tuesday November 1st in Tatum vs. Union Grove. The game will be played at 7:30pm and will be the second game of a double header. Gate prices are $2 for students and $4 for adults. District Passes will be accepted.
 
Bears Victorious – Congratulations to the Timpson Bears Varsity team for their win last Friday night against Mt. Enterprise with a score of 52-6.  Also congratulations to the Timpson Bear Middle School team who beat Mt. Enterprise 28-6.
 
Picture Retakes – Timpson ISD fall school pictures retake day will be November 18 in the high school gym foyer.
 

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San Augustine County Issues Burn Ban


The San Augustine County Commissioners Court has issued a ban on all outdoor burning.  A violation is a class C misdemeanor, punishable with a fine not to exceed $500. 

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Angelina County mom finds needle in Halloween candy


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Two Joaquin Youth Football Teams Win Championships


 

The Youth Football Championship games were played Saturday, October 29th in Shelbyville and the Joaquin Bronocs (6-7 Flag Team) won the Flag Division Championship beating Shelbyville Black, 14-7. The team had a perfect season of 8 wins, 0 losses. The Broncos are coached by Chrisco Bragg and Cody Gianunzio. Team members are Cooper Bragg (#3), Hunter Harris (#21), Cayden Haessly (#14), Carter Graves (#5), Jordan Gianunzio (#99), Uriyah Floyd (#7), Mason Fults (#47), Morgan Doggett (#12), and Trenton Runnels (#56).
 
 
The Joaquin 12U Tackle won their Division Championship beating out the Beckville Bearcats 16-13. The team fell to the Bearcats during the season but came through during the Championship for the win. The 12U team is coached by Chrisco Bragg, Michael Gatlin, Jesse Griffin, and Kelly Brooks. Team members are Sawyer McDaniel (#5), Aiden Puckett (#21), Jericho Newman (#50), David Tomaszewski (#55), Landon Whitton (#12), Caleb Brooks (#17), Khoen Baker (#8), Zach Farrow (#30), Malik Stotts (#20), Mason Hughes (#22), Kannon Rogers (#16), Darell Webster (#15), Ryan Harper (#44), Zackery Byrd (#7), Maddox Huthchins (#1), Kalab Remedies (#33), Kolton Whitton (#13), Ethan Davis (#24), Cole Bragg (#2), and Zackary Benning (#4).
 

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Center Weather Stats


 

Weather stats for October 2016 prepared by Ann Forbes, U.S. Weather Service Observer.
 
Highest Temp was 91 degrees on 10-05, 06, 07, and 18, 2016
Highest Temp on record was 100 degrees on 10-01-1953
Lowest Temp was 42 degrees on 10-27-2016
Lowest Temp on Record was 26 degrees on 10-31-1993
 
Rainfall Recorded was 0.62 inches
Average Monthly Rainfall is 5.32 inches
Below Average by 4.70 inches
Highest Recorded for this Month was 18.94 inches in 2009
Lowest Recorded for this Month was 0.00 inches in 1952 and 2005
 
10 Month Rainfall is 46.56 inches
10 Months Average Rainfall is 43.73 inches
Above Average by 2.83 inches
 
Waiting for Rain and Cooler Weather!!!

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Tenaha Roarin’ Band from Tigerland Earns Division One Rating


 

 

The Roarin’ Band from Tigerland competed at the UIL Region 21 Marching Contest on October 22nd in Homer Bryce Stadium at Stephen F. Austin University.  The band has worked hard since July to be successful in this contest.  They had a great performance, and earned a division one superior rating! This is the highest rating a band can receive at contest.  Great Job Band!  Thank you Tenaha ISD administration, TISD staff, parents, and the entire Tenaha community for your continued support of the Tenaha band program!
 
Some judges’ comments from the contest included:  "The Musicality of what you play is what I'm so impressed with!" -- "SO MUSICAL!" --"Good Attention to Detail.” -- "Beautiful dynamic contrast!"-- "I like your ensemble sound!" -- "Clean percussion, WOW!" -- "Nice sounds from ALL sections!" -- "Very attractive uniforms!" -- "BOY! Y'ALL SOUND GOOD!"

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CHS '02, '03 Classes Host BBQ Plate Fundraiser for Linda Moore Johnson


 

The CHS Classes of 2002 and 2003 are hosting a BBQ plate fundraiser on Friday, November 11th to help with medical expenses for Linda Moore Johnson. Plates will be ready at 10:30 am and includes BBQ chicken, baked beans, potato salad, roll, dessert and water for $7.00. Delivers can be made to locations with 10+ orders. If they would like to pre-order plates, contact Jessica McSwain at 936-332-3207 or Diana Hernandez at 936-598-2941.
 
Linda Moore Johnson is a Center native, graduating from Center High School in 2002. She went to Panola College and then transfered to SFASU where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in 2007, in Social Work. Linda then married her husband Torion Johnson, Nacogdoches native, that same year. She continued her studies and in 2009 graduated with her Master’s Degree. A few months later she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and due to her condition has not been able to work in her field of study.
 
In April of this year, Linda and Torion, despite all risks welcomed their first born Samuel Johnson. After giving birth Linda got very ill and is currently battling her illness. Linda was told that she must have a heart transplant. We, the Center High School Alumni Classes of 2002 & 2003 are working together to put this BBQ plate fundraiser together. We will not get any profit whatsoever from the sale. All proceeds will go to Linda towards her medical expenses.
 

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Joaquin ISD participated in the TEXAS WALKS CAMPAIGN


 

Joaquin ISD participated in the Texas Walks Campaign on Oct. 29. 2016. Everyone stopped what they were doing at 10AM and walked for 10 minutes.  It's time Texas is a unique non-profit organization that promoted the walk with everyone in the state of Texas.  They leverage technology to deliver nutrition and physical activity programs and tools to educators, employers, individuals and families across the state. 
 
As part of our Health and Wellness policy, everyone was encouraged to walk.  We encourage our faculty, staff and students to exercise, eat healthy and get plenty of rest for a healthier body and mind.
 
The walk was enjoyed by faculty, staff and students.  Thank you to all that participated.

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USDA Invests Over $300 Million to Help Hundreds of Small Businesses Improve Energy Efficiency, Adopt Renewable Energy Systems


 

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing more than $300 million to help hundreds of small businesses across the country save money on their energy costs by adopting renewable sources or implementing more efficient energy options. Vilsack made the announcement at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, yesterday during a meeting with several local business owners who will make use of these loans and grants.
 
“Cutting our energy waste is one of the fastest, easiest and cheapest ways to help families save money on their energy bills while reducing harmful carbon pollution. Over the course of nearly eight years, the Obama Administration has taken strong actions to advance energy efficiency in our homes and businesses,” Vilsack said. “Through efficiency upgrades and private-sector partnerships, America has been able to cut its carbon emissions, create jobs and save families hundreds of dollars at the pump and on their utility bills every year. The Rural Energy for America Program alone has helped roughly 15,000 rural small businesses, farmers and ranchers improve their bottom lines by installing renewable energy systems and energy efficiency solutions. When businesses lower their energy costs, they are also able to expand their services and contribute to stronger local economies.”
 
USDA is investing nearly $80 million for energy projects in Texas today, building on the $100 billion commitment USDA has made in the Lone Star State over the course of the Obama Administration. USDA’s initiatives support the state’s farmers and ranchers, ensure the availability of affordable housing, create jobs and promote economic opportunity for those who live, work and raise their families in rural areas.
 
Nine Texas businesses will receive more than $870,000 in Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grants, and two businesses will receive loans of $5 million each. In Austin, the Vickery Wholesale Greenhouse Inc., is receiving a $28,238 REAP grant to install a 40.32 kW roof-mounted solar array. The electricity produced from this new installation will offset the company’s annual energy consumption with an expected output of 198 million BTUs.
 
“Rural Development is pleased to offer funding through the REAP program to nine Texas recipients,” said Paco Valentin, USDA Rural Development Texas State Director. “By reducing energy costs, these businesses become more competitive, allowing them to expand, create jobs and serve a larger rural population.”
 
Vilsack also announced that Pedernales Electric Cooperative of Johnson City, Texas, received an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program (EECLP) loan of more than $68 million to fund system-wide energy efficiency improvements to assist a rural portion of the co-op’s service territory. Pedernales’ energy efficiency program will offer members low-interest loans of up to $20,000 for solar photovoltaic and energy storage equipment. Members will make loan payments through on-bill financing. The EECLP was created in November 2013 and has issued nearly $127 million in loans to cooperatives in Arkansas, North Carolina and Vermont.
 
Pedernales received its first Rural Electrification Administration loan on Sept. 27, 1938, with the help of then Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson. USDA’s Rural Utilities Service, which administers EECLP, succeeded the Rural Electrification Administration in 1994.
   
USDA has provided more than $380 million in grants and almost $688 million in loan guarantees to agricultural producers and rural small business owners since the start of the Obama Administration. When operational, these projects will generate or save almost 9 million megawatt hours – enough to power more than 750,000 homes and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 5 million metric tons in carbon dioxide each year. That is the equivalent of removing 1.5 million cars from our roads.
 
Since 2009, USDA Rural Development (@USDARD ) has invested nearly $13 billion to start or expand nearly 112,000 rural businesses; helped 1.1 million rural residents buy homes; funded nearly 9,200 community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care facilities; and helped bring high-speed Internet access to nearly 6 million rural residents and businesses. USDA also has invested $31.3 billion in 963 electric projects that have financed more than 185,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines serving 4.6 million rural residents. For more information, visit www.usda.gov/results.

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SFA’s Stone Fort Wind Quintet to Perform Works of American Composers


 

 

The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Stone Fort Wind Quintet performing a concert titled “Invitation to the Dance” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
 
Music selections for the program were based on the form of the Baroque instrumental dance suite, according to Charles Gavin, SFA professor of horn and chamber music and quintet member.
 
“It is actually very intriguing to contrast and compare how three modern composers adapt their music to the dance suite,” Gavin said. “Also included on the program will be a setting of the tango for woodwind quintet.”
 
Selections include “Cumberland Suite” by American composer Eric Ewazen, a contemporary American composer who has likely succeeded Aaron Copland as the “voice” of American music, Gavin said. The suite is a four-movement work featuring the allemande, courante, sarabande and gigue, all of which come from the Baroque dance suite.
 
Another work programmed is also by an American composer, Lee Hoiby. His works stem from a Romantic style and are “quite melodic and lyrical,” Gavin said. This includes a setting of the waltz.
 
A composition by another American composer, Michael Kibbe, is titled “Pink Flamingoes,” and it features his “somewhat humorous setting of the traditional tango,” Gavin explained.
Concluding the concert will be Shout Chorus for Wind Quintet by Kenji Bunch.
 
“This one piece has no ties to the dance,” Gavin said, “but it will present a wild and exciting finish to the concert.”
 
New faculty members Lee Goodhew, bassoon, and Kerry Hughes, oboe, will perform their first concert with the quintet. Other members include Christina Guenther, flute, and Christopher Ayer, clarinet.
 
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

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Coach Leon Dykes Tennis Complex Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Those Currently Booked in Shelby County Jail


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent


 

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent
Holds Car Seat Checkup Event
Jheri-Lynn McSwain, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension agent. will be speaking at the 
Car Seat Checkup event on Friday, November 4 at Wal-Mart between the hours of 2:00
p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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*DISTRICT CHAMPIONS* Center FFA


 

 

*From left to right:* Kalei LaRock, Kendal Ray, Madison Kirby, Mallory
Faussett, Lexi Parker

 

 
11 Center FFA Members traveled to the Winston 8 Ranch in Lufkin, TX to
compete in their District Wildlife Contest on 10/26. Team Members include:
 
Nate Morris
Zack Fauset
Dalton Alexander
Kaden LaRock
Whitlee Reed
Cayden Sparks
Logan Speedy
Josh McDonald
Josh Clinton
Dayton Bush
Ashton McGhen
 
Results are as follows:
DISTRICT CHAMPIONS
3rd place overall team out of 35 teams from FIVE Districts
140 individual students competed- Nate Morris was the 5th top high scoring
individual and Zack Fauset was the 6th top high scoring individual!
 
They advanced to their Regional contest on 11/2. Please pat these kiddos on
the back as they try to advance to STATE next Wednesday!
 
GO RIDERS!!
 
 
*Ag Advocacy Places First*
The Center FFA Agricultural Advocacy Team traveled to Texas A&M Commerce on
10/25 to compete against teams from across the state of Texas.
Lexi Parker, Madison Kirby, Kendall Ray, Mallory Fausett, and Kalei LaRock
placed FIRST place!!!
 
Below: When FFA adviser, Jessica Shadix, asked the girls if they'd like to
practice, they said, "YES! Can we get out?" The team was currently in the
Wal-Mart parking lot, but it didn't matter.
 
"The commitment of these FFA members is something you don't always see,"
Mrs. Shadix said, "We had people driving by watching as these girls were
practicing their parts and they never missed a beat!"
 
 

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Tenaha Cross Country


 

 
The Tenaha cross country teams competed in the Region 3 Championships at Sam Houston State. The girls team finished 7th overall, and the boys team placed 11th.  Senior, Carlos Bustamante, qualified for the State Championship as an individual runner.
 

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This Week at Center ISD


 

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Keanna Osby State Cross Country Qualifer


 

Shelbyville Keanna Osby State Cross Country Qualifer

 

 

 

Congratulations Shelbyville Lady Dragons Cross Country!
 
Keanna Osby finished 5th at the Regional Cross Country meet this weekend to
advance to State.  She is a Junior and this will be her 3rd trip to State.
The competition is Nov. 12, 2016 in Round Rock, TX  at Old Settlers Park.
2A girls will run at 1:30 pm. We are Dragon Proud!

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Bear Update Extra


 

Bear Update Extra
 
 
Bear Drive Road Construction News – The district has been notified by the Texas Department of Transportation that road work will take place on Wednesday and Thursday of this week on Bear Drive from Highway 59 going toward the Post Office.  A surface overlay will be put down.  It will be one lane at times so staff, parents and community members should be mindful for safety’s sake.  The road should be much nicer after the job gets done so let’s all be patient.
Timpson Independent School District
PO Drawer 370
Timpson, TX 75975

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Timpson ISD Bear Update 10/31/2016


 

Timpson ISD Bear Update
10/31/2016
 
Weekly Calendar of Events –
 
Mon. Oct. 31 – Halloween
---------------------Special Snacks @ TES last hour of the day
 
Tues. Nov. 1 – Junior/Senior Cap/Gown Order and Money Due
-------------------- Lady Bear Volleyball vs. Union Grove play-off game in Tatum @ 7:30 p.m.
 
Thurs. Nov. 3 – TMS Spirit Day – Class Colors
--------------------- TMS football vs. Tenaha  - Here @ 5:00 p.m.
 
Fri. Nov. 4 – Varsity Bears vs. Tenaha – There @ 7:00 p.m.
 
Sat. Nov. 5 – THS Band will compete at NAMMB (National Association of Military Marching Bands) competition in Hallsville
 
TES Pre-K Newsletter - Attached is the Timpson Elementary School Pre-K newsletter.

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First Methodist 150th Anniversary Music by Chris Watlington


 

 

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