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Shelbyville Basketball Scores and Photos


 

Shelbyville Dragons 85

 

Evadale  Rebels 82

 

 

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Tenaha and San Augustine Basketball Scores


 

Tenaha 74

 

San Augustine 70

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Center Basketball Scores Final


 

Center 72 

 

Pleasant Grove 58

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Pancake Supper First Episcopal Church Center Texas


 

 

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VFW Desert Storm Memorial


 

 

 

 

Today the local VFW post 8904 and the Auxiliary met for a prayer and wreath laying ceremony honoring all our fallen veterans from Desert Storm.  
 
 
 

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Red Cross Seeks Volunteers


 

There will be a meeting at the Log Cabin (Chamber of Commerce Building) in San Augustine, March 9th 2017 at 6:15pm. We are inviting people from San Augustine, Sabine and Shelby County who may have an interest as serving as a volunteer for Red Cross.
 
This meeting is for current Volunteers and anyone in the community interested in the Red Cross and making a positive difference preparing for and responding to disasters.
 
Meeting Agenda:
 
What the Red Cross is doing for San Augustine, Shelby and Sabine Counties and plans to better serve its communities.
 
Preparing for Hurricane Season with our Local Government and Shelter Partners.
 
Upcoming exercises and training opportunities.
 
Further questions please call Scott Brawley 936-238-3328 or Tressie Simon 936-275-2707 or 713-502-5544
 

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Thank You Letter From Sarah Shires SC Princess Ball


 

 

Thanks to all who contributed to the SCCAC Princess Ball! Our community is so fortunate to have people who care deeply about the wellbeing of our children. Thank you to all who served as a sponsor of the event: Boom Boom Photo Booth, Cline Family Medicine, GCS Cakes by Cindy Metteauer, Hughes Florist, Monco Motor Co, Nix Forest Industries, Quick stop Stores, The Reserve, Smith’s Sawmill Service, Shelby Savings Bank, Snell Photography, Trails End Grocery & RV, and Ultra. We would also like to thank all those who made donations, including Center High School, Wal-Mart, Timpson High School, Few Ready Mix, Chick-Fil-A, Three Birds Photography, Brookshire’s, As You Wish Photography, Citizens Bank, Megan Jackson Photography, Cornerstone Construction, and Leah Chase Photography. Finally, we would like to thank all of our volunteers who worked hard to make the Princess Ball go smoothly.

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Every Veteran Has A Story - Purple Heart


 

 
When we see that a member of the American Military has either been killed in action or wounded in battle the Purple Heart will normally come to mind.  This is probably the most recognized military medal of all but it was not always available to all our military.  The original Purple Heart created by General George Washington, then the Commander-In-Chief of the Continental Army was then called “The Badge of Merit”.  This badge by his order on August 7th, 1782 was at first only awarded to Revolutionary War soldiers by General Washington himself but later subordinate officers were authorized to issue it.  Of course, these early Badges of Merit looked different that the Purple Heart we all know.  They took the form of a heart made of purple cloth.
 
This award was never abolished but did not show up again until after World War I.  Army Chief of Staff General Charles Pelot Summerall directed on October 10th, 1927 that a draft bill be sent to Congress to revive the Merit Badge.  For some reason the bill went nowhere but a few years later on January 7th, 1931, General Douglas MacArthur revived the bill by reopening work on a new design.  Elizabeth Will who was an Army heraldic specialist in the office of the Quartermaster general created a design sketch for the present medal which became known as the Purple Heart.
 
With the onset of World War I the US Army approved on September 6th, 1917, a short-lived decoration called the Army Wound Ribbon.  It was simple in design; a red background (probably signifying blood spilled) with a white stripe in the middle and was to recognize soldiers who had received combat wounds during World War I.  For whatever reason it was only issued a little over a month and discontinued on October 12th, 1917.
 
The following year the Wound Ribbon was replaced with the Wound Chevron.  This was a gold metallic-thread chevron on an olive drab backing that was displayed on the lower right cuff of a US military uniform.  It signified wounds received in combat or hospitalization following a gassing.  At first it was only authorized for the Army but shortly afterwards Navy and Marine Corps personnel could also receive it.
 
In a War Department circular dated February 22nd, 1932, the criteria was announced that authorized the Purple Heart to soldiers upon their request who had been awarded the Army Wound Ribbon or were authorized to wear Wound Chevron before April 5th, 1917, the day before the United States entered World War I.  General MacArthur himself was awarded the first Purple Heart.  Many may not know that the during the early part of WW II the Purple Heart was awarded both for wounds received in action and for meritorious performance of duty.  With the establishment of the Legion of Merit the awarding of the Purple Heart for meritorious service was discontinued.  Executive Order 9277, December 3, 1942 authorized the Purple Heart only for wounds received in combat.
 
Unlike most military decorations an individual is not recommended for the Purple Heart but is entitled to it upon meeting specific criteria.  It is an award the recipient and family can be proud of but not one they ever wanted.

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Basketball Schedules


 

 
The Center Roughriders basketball team has a playoff game vs. Pleasant Grove Hawks today @ 6p at Spring Hill High School.
 
The Shelbyville Dragons basketball team has a playoff game vs. Evadale Rebels tonight @ 7pm in West Sabine.
 
Tenaha Tigers Vs. San Augustine Wolves Tonight at 7 pm tonight in Central Heights.

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Warrant List


 

ABRAHAM, TREONTEA JACOBY-SAQU
ACEVEDO, DANIEL RAMIREZ
ACEVEDO, ENRIQUE
ADAMS, JACK JR
ADAMS, WILLIAM EMMANUEL
ADKINS, TRIMAINE MARKS
ADKINS, ZARRIE LEON
AINSWORTH, KRISTEN NICOLE
AINSWORTH, SAMANTHA ANN
AKINS, JEFFREY MICHAEL
ALBERTO, JUAN URIEL DELFIN
ALDACO, MARTIN BETANCOURT
ALEXANDER, DARRELL DEWAYNE
ALLEN, THOMAS BRENT JR
ALLEN-GARSEE, SHANNA
ALMAGUER, ROBERTO ROSALIO
ALMANZA, JAYVAN MARTIN
ALMUTAIRI, GHANIM GHANIM KHALAF A
ALRWALY, ANWAR M
ALVARUARO, JESUS
ANDERSON, DYLAN WAYNE
ANDREWS, RUSSELL
ANTHONY, CRYSTAL JEANISE
ARRIAGA, JORGE
ATKINS, DAMIEN VOSHAUN
AVALOS, JUAN CARLOS
AYDELOTT, DESTINY CHEYENNE
BARAHONA, MARIA
BARBEAU, BRANDIE LEIGH
BARBEE, MICHAEL
BARCELO, KRISTEN ELISA
BARKER, CHRISTOPHER LYNN
BARNES, LAJAGGAR MARQUISE
BARNES, TODERICK
BARRAN, BENJAMIN ROBERT
BARRERA, ROGELIO BERLANGA
BARRUETA, JUAN
BATES, MARY DARLENE
BATES, SHATRESA LAKENDRA
BAUTISTO, ANTONIO LOPEZ
BAYLON, MAXIMINO
BAYSINGER, JAYLA LANAE
BEARDEN, JONATHON KYLE
BELL, JERRY GLYNN
BELL, VADIE MACHELLE
BERGERON, JOSEPH EARL
BLEDSOE, CHARLES DETYRONE
BLEDSOE, YOLANDA MARCHELLE
BOLDEN, JAQUERIOUS LAMONE
BOOTH, LEE GAYLE
BOWERS, ROBERT EUGENE
BOYD, ADDIE
BOYKIN, SHANAKIO LAFAYE
BOYTER, BOYD L III
BOYTER, SARAH LOUISE
BRADSHAW, BRITTANY NICOLE
BRAGG, DOUGLAS DAVID
BRASSEAUX, RONNIE MICHAEL
BREWER, LACRESHIA DESERRE
BRIGGS, SHASTA R
BRINSON, JEREMY
BROOKS, DANIELLE
BROOKS, NOREKA
BROOKS, TERRELL MARQUISE
BROWN, CARL WAYNE
BROWN, CARLA FAYE
BROWN, HENRY LEE
BROWN, HUBERT DEWAYNE
BROWN, MELISSA SUE
BROWN, SHANAETA LAJOYER
BRYANT, CONSTANCE DENISE
BUDDLE, RAY
BURKETT, KEVIN CURTIS
BUSH, JACQUELINE DARSHANNA
BUSSARD, DUSTIN EUGENE
BUSTER, JAMES MACTATE
BUTLER, STORMY DAWNE
BYLEY, TYLER LEE-ALLEN
BYRD, CORY WAYNE
BYRD, JOYCE MARIE
CABRERA, TEREZA
CALDWELL, ELIZABETH DANIELLE
CALHOUN, TIMOTHY SHAWN
CALLOWAY, JANNA MICHELLE
CAMACHO, REYNOL
CAMACHO, VALENTINA
CAMPOS, JENNIFER LOPEZ
CAMPOS, JENNIFER LOPEZ
CAMPOS-LOPEZ, JENNIFER
CANADA, RODERICK RUFUS
CARILLO, FERNANDO
CARRELL, TOMMY MICHAEL
CARRICO, HOLLY ELIZABETH
CARRINGTON, MICHAEL LAVEL
CARTER, ANTONIO RONDRELL
CARTER, JEROME
CARTER, LAWANDA
CARTWRIGHT, HAROLD
CARTWRIGHT, VERAKESHIA NICOLE
CASEY, DACARRIER OKEITH
CASTILLO, ANGEL
CASTILLO, RAMUNDO
CHAEIN, ERICK
CHANNEL, JOE DAN
CHAPMAN, JESSICA MARIE
CHARDONNAY, JAQUE LACHEZ II
CHAVEZ, FERNANDO FIGUEROA
CHERRY, RACHEL MARIE
CHILDERS, BRYANT LAMAR
CHOATE, JASON LYNN
CLARK, ANTHONY
CLARK, DUSTIN COLT
CLAYBROOK, KRYSTAL MARLENNA
CLAYTON, DAVID MATTHEW
COLBERT, PENYUNA DIONA
COLEMAN, BREA DSHAE
COLEMAN, CHELESA ROCHELLE
COLEMAN, MARY ANN
COLEMAN, SAMANTHA RENE
COLEMAN, SHERRI GABRIELLE
COLLINS, LAWERENCE JR
COLNAIEO, ROBERT
COLVARD, JASON LEE
COMSTOCK, MICHAEL DOBBS
CONWAY, BRANDON J
COOK, JARED ROSS
COOK, JOSHUA DELANEY
COOK, RONNIE J
COOK, SPENCER WILLIAM
COOPER, PHILLIP JASON
COOPER, STACY JO
CORDOVA, ANGELA RENEE
CORDOVA, RACHAEL KAY
CORTES, CHILANO
COSBY, WILLIAM
COTTON, JAMES L
COWHERD, CANDACE ANN
COX, JASON JEFFREY
COX, WENDY MARIE
CRADEUR, BEVERLY
CROSSLAND, HEATHER NICHOLE
CULPEPPER, TODD MATTHEW
CURRY, RICKY J
DAIGLE, SHAWNA E
DANIELS, SHELLY LARANCE
DARDEN, TIMOTHY PAUL
DAUGHERTY, RYAISHA DYNAE
DAVIS, COREY OMAR
DAVIS, TIFFANY MICHELLE
DEAN, DYLAN HAYES
DEARMAN, MATTHEW SHANE
DELACRUZ-RAMIREZ, JOEL
DEMARANVILLE, DOUGLASS WAYNE I
DEMPSEY, MORGAN MAREE
DENBY, CODY WAYNE
DILLEY, ADAM SETH
DIXON, SUSIE VICTORIA
DODD, JESSICA ARTRAILA RHODES
DOGGETT, JODIE L
DOUGLAS, ANDERSON DEWAYNE
DOUGLAS, DOMINIQUE ANTJUAN
DOWNING, BOBBY JACK
DOWNS, KARRIE WILBANKS
DRIVER, TRISTON JAMAR
DUARTE, JACINTA MARTINEZ
DUNCAN, DARRIN
EADEN, LAKEISHA MICHELLE
EASON, GEORGE MICHAEL
EASTMAN, REBECCA ELIZABETH
EAVES, RACHEL LEA
EAVES, REBEKAH
EAVES, REBEKAH LANE
ECKLES, JESSIKA LEIGHANN
EDDINS, ANGELA JONES
EDDINS, JUDD WESLEY
EDWARDS, ALTON
EILERS, MICHELLE JEAENE
ELDRIDGE, JEFFREY COLTON
ELLIOTT, HENRY PAUL
ENRIQUEZ-OLVERA, GERMAN
ESCOBEDO, JOHN
ESPINDOLA, CARLOS
ESPINOSA, MARCO ANTONIO GARCIA
ESTES, TIFFANY
EVANS, CHARMEON LASHANQUINE
EVANS, HALEY
EVANS, KALACEIA SHUNTREZ
EVANS, MARCUS ANTHONY
EVANS, QUINITA LATAUSHA
FAJARDO, EULALIA
FALCON, PHILLIPE ONEAL
FENLEY, JEFFERY SCOTT
FLORES, JOSE LUIS
FLORES, SANDRA I.
FLORES-RAMIREZ, DIMAS
FLOURNOY, WESLEY JAMES
FONDREN, KAYLA KATHRYN
FOOTS, RUSSELL LEWIS
FORD, DONNIE RAY
FORREST, DAVID JACEN
FRENSLEY, CHARLES DEVAN
FULLER, KEVIN DWAYNE
GAGE, WESLEY ADAM
GALLEGOS, JOSE JUAN
GALLOW, LINNIE LEE
GAMINO, JESUS OMAL
GANN, JESSE
GARCIA, ALMA
GARCIA, CANDACE RENEE
GARCIA, EVA
GARCIA, ISMAEL MENDOZA
GARCIA, JOSE
GARCIA, RAFAEL BALCAZAR
GARCIA-ALVARADO, LUCAS A
GARCIA-LAMAS, ELIDIO
GARCIE, STEPHEN ANGELO
GARDNER, JOANN
GARDNER, TKEYAH ADRIANNA
GARNER, OMAR
GARRETT, CONCIA LADESIREE
GARRETT, COREY JEROME
GARRETT, JUSTIN JEROME
GARRETT, SHAUNQUITHA NICHELLE
GELDARD, ROBERT MYERS
GENTRY, WILLIAM TAYLOR
GEORGE, SHAYLON DAWN
GERARDO, JOSE LUGO
GILCHRIST, JOSHUA LEE
GILES, KATORIA DONIESE
GILLEON, TY GARRETT
GILLETTE, ADAM NATHANIEL
GODSEY, RALPH
GOMEZ, ARTEMISA
GOMEZ, MARTIN
GOMEZ, RICARDO
GONZALES, RYAN ALEXANDER
GONZALEZ, ANTOLIN MARTINEZ
GONZALEZ, NAYELI
GONZALEZ, OMAR ALEJANDRO
GONZALEZ, PEPE
GONZALEZ, PERFECTO MAX
GONZALEZ, SAFERINO
GONZALEZ-MARTINEZ, YOLANDA
GONZALEZ-PAREDES, JOSE IVAN
GOODWIN, JONAS DEWAUN
GOTREAUX, DUSTIN ROSS
GRAHAM, PAUL BRYAN
GRAVES, CARRIE E
GREEN, DONTE JACOVEE
GREEN, SAMUEL DAVIS
GREENE, RAVEN SHARLENE
GREGORY, AUSTIN AARON
GREGORY, SHANNE SHEQUAN
GRIFFIN, ANTHONY EARL
GRIFFIN, LEREGINALD RENADO
GUIDRY, EARL JOSEPH
GUNTER, JOSEPH KEITH
GUTIERREZ, JOSE A
GUZMAN-LAGUNA, ENRIQUE
HAGGERTY, KENDRICK DERRELL
HAILOUZ, JAMAL
HALE, FLESHA KAY
HALL, LASHELDA
HALL, TONY WAYNE JR
HAMBLEN, JOHN RICHARD
HAMILTON, CLIFTON BENARD
HAMILTON, IVAN EARL
HAMILTON, MACK HENRY
HAMMERS, CHRISTINA
HARDEN, SHAQUEENA DAROSA
HARPER, RODRIQUEZ LANEZ
HARRIS, ABISHAI DURANT
HARRIS, DEJUAN SHAMAR
HARRIS, JUSTIN LEE
HARRIS, MARLICIA DJONMIKA
HARRIS, SANDRA KAY
HARRIS, WILLIE CLYDE
HARVEY, STEPHEN LEE
HATHORN, JACKIE WRIGHT
HAWKINS, LATOYA
HAYNES, HOWARD GENE
HEAVIRLAND, KIMBERLY D
HENDRICKS, DEREK WAYNE
HENDRY, JOSHUA KENT
HENRY, GEORGE LEE
HENRY, TONY RAY
HERNANDEZ, MARICELA RAMIREZ
HERNANDEZ, MARTA
HERNANDEZ, ROBERTO GUZMAN
HERNANDEZ, YESENIA
HEWITT, LYNTROY
HICKS, KEELY LAREEN
HIDALGO, SAUL DEDIOS
HIGHTOWER, ALEXANDRIA SIMONE
HIGHTOWER, JARED ALLEN DEWAYNE
HILL, JONATHAN LEE
HINES, CHATRICK TYRONE
HODGE, BRIAN TIMOTHY JR
HODGE, SYLVIA JEANETT
HOFFMAN, BRANDON JAMES
HOLBROOK, LOGAN TYLER
HOLLOWAY, ASHLEY ANNETTE
HOLMAN, CHARRIKA DANIELLE
HOLMAN, CHELSEY
HOLMAN, CHELSEY
HOLMES, BENNY EARL
HOLT, WENDY KALEEN
HOOK, JAMES MATTHEW
HOOPER, CURTIS DEWAYNE
HOPKINS, JUSTIN ADAM
HOWARD, AARON EARL
HOWARD, CASSANDRA
HOWARD, CHRISTOPHER JOEL
HOWELL, THOMAS DARRELL
HUBBARD, ANDRIA CHARMINE
HUBBARD, J L
HUBBARD, JAMISHA
HUBBARD, MARK DEWAYNE
HUBBARD, SHELIA R
HUDSON, DYLAN WAYNE
HUGHES, BRANDY MICHELE
HUGHES, LISA FAYE
HUNT, DEMARCUS KENYUN
HUNT, SHAMEKA
HUSBAND, SHAE MACHELL
HUTTO, SHELIA LYNN
INGALLS, TINA MARIE
INGRAM, TIORA LACOLE
ISAAC, DAYREION DONANTER
JACKSON, DAVID P II
JACKSON, MARQUIS
JACKSON, REBECCA SUE
JACKSON, ROBERT WAYNE
JACKSON, RODNEY DEWAYNE
JANKOWIAK, SHAWN ALAN
JARONITZKY, STEPHEN FOSTER JR
JASSO, JESSICA DORA
JENKINS, CEDRIC
JENKINS, DOMINIC TERRELL
JERNIGAN, AMANDA KAYE/WALLER
JINKINS, JESSE PAT III
JOBES, SHERRIE RENEE
JOHNSON, BOBBY GLENN
JOHNSON, COREKA MONIQUE
JOHNSON, DANIELLE RENEE
JOHNSON, EVERETT JEROME
JOHNSON, JACOREY SEMON
JOHNSON, MIRACLE A
JOHNSON, MITCHELL REAGAN
JOHNSON, MONROE III
JOHNSON, NAKEDRA MECOLE
JOHNSON, SHANQUANA DALNISHA
JOHNSON, TIMOTHY PAUL
JOHNSON, TREY
JONES, DAMEON MARCEL
JONES, DAMION RASHOD
JONES, MCKENZIE HOPE
JONES, ROBERT JOSEPH
JONES, RODERICK
JONES, SARAH DENISE
JONES, TAMMIE RACHIAL
JUAREZ, ALEJANDRO OJEDA
KEELE, JUDITH FLEMING
KENDRICK, SHANE MARK
KIRLIN, KORY RICHARD
KUYKENDALL, DANNY PAUL JR
LANDAVERDE, JOSE A
LANDEROS, ULLOA IDANIA DEL CARMEN
LANE, TAMAREIA
LARA, CHRISTIAN
LARA, RIGOBERTO
LAWERY, KEVIN
LAWRENCE, SAMUEL STEPHEN
LEE, ANTWYONE REGINA
LEE, MARY FANCHER
LEE, THOMAS C
LEON, JUAN LUIS
LINDSEY, CODY SCOTT
LISTER, KEVIN DEON
LITAOUI, OLLIE
LITTON, DEMARCUS DEVON
LONG, CHARLIE DIVONNE
LOPEZ, CLAUDIA GARZA
LOPEZ, GISIEL
LOPEZ, JUAN
LOPEZ, LUIS HERNANDEZ
LOPEZ, RAFAEL PINEDA
LOPEZ, SUSANA
LOPEZ-MARTINEZ, OTONIEL
LOVE, KEITH BERNARD
LOVELL, CASSIE ANN
MACIAS, JUAN
MALONE, HAROLD ASIA JR
MALONE, SABRINA
MANCHACK, SARAH ABRIELE
MARRERO, PEDRO
MARSHALL, TRAVION MONTREZ
MARTIN, ANGEL LAGAIL
MARTIN, JODY ALLEN
MARTIN, TYLER
MARTINEZ RODRIGUEZ, CLAUDIA N
MARTINEZ, BEATRIZ
MARTINEZ, BRAULIO
MARTINEZ, FATIMA
MARTINEZ, FRANCISCO
MARTINEZ, JOSE ISABEL
MARTINEZ, MANUEL
MARTINEZ, MEGUEL
MARTY, DEBRA MORMAN
MATHIS, JESSICA LYNN
MAXEY, TAKOSHA MEOSHE
MAYFIELD, WILLIAM
MCBEE, TARA ANN
MCCAA, MEAGAN HELAINE
MCCOLLISTER, DAKOTA
MCCOLLISTER, ERIC LAKEITH
MCCOLLISTER, MELISA MEANN
MCDONALD, NORMAN GAYLE
MCGREW, SHANNA DANYLE
MCMULLEN, RUSSELL DAVE
MEDLEY, JONATHON KEITH
MENDEZ, ALBERTO COYACTLE
MENDOZA, JOSE
MESHELL, MITCHELL P
MESHELL-REIN, NATALIE CHRISTA
MICHEL, JARED KYLE
MICHONSKI, BRITTNEY SHEA
MICKLES, ASHLEY M
MILLER, DEBRIYONIA LASHAWNTEIA
MILLER, LAURIE MAYO
MILLS, CHRISTY
MILLS, CHRISTY BORDERS
MIMS, DAVID QUINCY
MITCHELL, BRODERICK DESHON
MITCHELL, DESILU DLANE
MITCHELL, TIMOTHY SCOTT
MONTELONGO, HUGO DAVID
MORALES, RIGOBERTO CORNELIO
MOSES, MATTHEW RYAN
MOUTON, ALICE SHANTELL
MURPHY, CHAD ALAN
MURPHY, DYLAN DEAN
MURRAY, CHRISTOPHER BOYD
NAQUIN, TREY MICHAEL
NASH, JOSEPH RAY
NAVA, DAISY
NAVA, SEBASTIAN INDALECIO
NEAL, STEPHANI MICHELE
NELSON, CODY LEE
NICHOLS, HEATH LAINE
NICKERSON, ARTIS JAMES
NOBLES, SEDARRIN DE SHAWN
NORRIS, LANDRY GENE JR
NORWOOD, LYNSIE
NU, LAH
OH, JOON YEOL
OJEDA, ODILON
OLSSON, GARRETT WADE
ONTIVEREZ, ANTONIO
ORITZ, JUAN
OROZCO, REYNALDO
ORTIZ, JESUS
OWEN, CODY ALLEN
OWENS, JACOBY JAMALL
OWENS, MARVIN
OWENS, THERESA ELLEN
PADRON, RITO
PARKER, MISTY DAWN
PARKER, TIERRA
PARKS, LANCE LEE
PARKS, SHANOVEIAH CONSANDRA
PARMER, LESA TYLER
PARRIE, ERVIN W JR
PATIN, BRANDON JOSEPH
PATTERSON, JAMES VAUGHN
PATTON, TRAVIS
PAYNE, MICHELLE NICOLE
PECINA-ACUNA, ADAN
PENA, MARY GAIL
PENA, MIGUEL
PENNINGTON, CHINITRA CYNTA
PERALAS, CARLOS
PERALTA, CIRO JR
PEREZ, BRENDA RODRIGUEZ
PEREZ, JESUS ANGEL JR
PEREZ, ROGELO PEREZ
PEREZ, ROLONDO
PETERSON, GREGORY LENELL JR.
PETTAWAY, JEANICOLE NAJEE
PIERCE, JENNIFFER MICHELLE
PINKSTON, KANDACE MICHELLE
PITTS, TIWANEKA NEICHELLE
POLK, HOLLIS WILSON
POLK, JAMES ARTHUR JR
POLLEY, LANIKA ROCHELLE
POLLEY, SEBRENA JANAEE
POLLEY, STEPHANIE RONA
POLLEY, TIMOTHY ANTONIO
POSADAS, FRANCISCO
PRESTON, JERMAINE TERRENCE
PROVOST, JOSEPH DARNELL
PUGH, CURTIS LEE
RAINES, ALVIN KEITH
RAMEY, ALTON EARL
RAMIREZ, JOEL DELACRUZ
RAMIREZ, MARIA
RAMIREZ, SANTIAGO CHABLE
RAMIREZ-REYES, ROGELIO
RANDALL, JACOB O
RATCLIFF, SHAMARCUS LEDELL
RATCLIFF, YOLANDA KEANYA
RATHER, YONDI
RAYMOND, THOMAS DUANE
REDMOND, KEAUNDRA NASHAWN
REH, KLAW
RESENDEZ, YOSSIO
REYES, ISMAEL JR
REYNOLDS, MATTHEW RYAN
RICHARDSON, CHRISTINA MICHELLE
RICHARDSON, GEORGE III
RICHARDSON, LA DEIRDRE DARNAE
RIDGEWAY, RAYMOND ANTHONY
RIGGS, CASEY RICHARD
RIOS, ARTURO
RIVAS-GAMBRA, CHRISTIAN ALEJANDRO
RIVERA, CARLOS JR
RIVERS, TIFFANY L
ROARK, ETHAN ALLEN EDWARD
ROBERTS, JACQUELYN DESHAN
ROBERTSON, BRANDON MICHAEL
ROBERTSON, CHRISTOPHER DE SHAUN
ROBINS, ANDRE
ROBINSON, MONICA MICHELLE
ROBISON, DERRICK WAYNE
RODRIGUEZ, ENRIQUE
RODRIGUEZ, JESSICA
RODRIGUEZ, JOE
RODRIGUEZ, OSCAR ALMEIDA
RODRIGUEZ-MONREAL, JOSE ROBERTO
ROJAS, LAZARO
ROLLAND, THOMAS MARKELL
ROSS, SHANQUITA DYTRECE
RUBINS, JOHN
RUCKER, SAKEIDRIC TYRONE
RUIZ, EMIGDIO FLORENZIO
RUIZ, JOANNA
RUIZ-PEREZ, JOSE LUIS
RUSHTON, JOSIE
RUSSELL, RONALD KEITH
RUSSO, ANTHONY MICHAEL
SALAS, JONATHAN LAWRENCE
SALAZAR, RAYMOND GILBERT
SALAZAR-GONZALEZ, GEMA
SALINAS, GISELLE
SANCHEZ, RAMUALDO CASTILLO
SANCHEZ, ROGERT CORREA
SANCHEZ, SANDY ISABEL
SANDERS, DAVID WAYNE
SANDERS, JEROME MAC
SANDERS, PRISCILLA NELSHALL
SANDOVAL, FRANCISCO ALVAREZ
SANTIAGO, PEDRO MALDONADO
SANTOS, ISREAL AGUILAR
SAVORE, GERSHUNANA KENYANANA
SEGUNDO, GUEVARA
SHEPPARD, HEATH EUGENE
SHIELDS, STACIE QUINN
SIMON, GARY PATRICK II
SIMPSON, ADRAIN DEJUAN
SIMS, MICHEAL DEWAYNE
SLAYDON, TONYA SUE
SMALL, STEPHANIE MARIA
SMITH, BRITTEN BERNARD
SMITH, BRITTNEY NICOLE
SMITH, CAROLYN ELIZABETH
SMITH, CHELCE LEIGHANN
SMITH, JAMES CARLTON
SMITH, JOE CLYDE
SMITH, KEVIN D
SMITH, PAUL JR
SMITH, WARNETTA TYRICE
SNIDER, RICKY LYNN
SOPHUS, TAMIKA
SOTO, RAFAEL LAMAR
SOWELL, SAVANNAH MARIE
SPARKS, CHAYCE MATTHEW
SPERLING, AIMEE RAE
STANDLEY, GREGORY DELCHRISTOP
STEPHENS, DAVID GERARD
STEPP, DEVON RAY
STEWARD, PERTISHA MICHELL
STOMBER, MATTHEW QUINN
STOUT, KATIE JO
STRONG, NANCY GRANT
SUASTE-LEON, JUAN
SUELL, JOE LEWIS JR
SUER, RICHARD HENRY JR.
SWEET, ANTHONY DAVID
TAYLOR, RODRIQUEZ MIGUEL
TAYLOR, TARA LANETTE
TERRANCE, VERNELL GATLIN
THOMAS, DAYNA KAROLL
THOMAS, DEMMERICK KIADLAMON
THOMAS, ELIZABETH SUE
THOMAS, JENNIFER VEATRICE
THOMAS, MICHAEL ANTHONY
THOMPSON, CONTESHA
THOMPSON, JOHN MELVIN III
THORNTON, RICHARD GLENN JR
THROWER, CURTIS ALLEN JR
TILLOTSON, DAVID VINCENT
TIPPS, JAVENSEN HOWARD
TOTRE, JOSE
TUCKER, RICHARD COLE
VALDEZ, ESTEBAN M
VASQUEZ, JOSE HERNANDEZ
VAUGHN, SAMANTHA KAY
VAZQUEZ, FEDERICO
VERGARA, GERMAN JR
VIGIL, CARMEN GONZALEZ-ALEMAN
VILLARREAL, BELINDA
VILLEGAS, CRISTIAN OSWALDO
VILLEGAS, NOHEMI
WADE, BILLY WAYNE
WADE, DEVEREK DIVANTWUN
WADKINS, KATTIE BRANDIE
WAGSTAFF, GLORIA JEAN
WAGSTAFF, LANCE ALLEN
WARD, SHAWNA MARIE
WARREN, DARINDA WHITLOCK TAYLOR
WASHINGTON, SHERREL LATRECE
WEBER, REBECCA
WHEELER, CHARLES WESLEY
WHELESS, HEATHER NICOLE
WHITAKER, MATARYA QUENTA
WHITE, PATSHALLA MICHELLE
WHITLEY, MICHAEL WANE
WIGGINS, DAVID JR
WILLEFORD, MIRANDA KAE
WILLIAMS, DEDRICK
WILLIAMS, DOUGLAS WAYNE JR
WILLIAMS, HOLLIS JAMES
WILLIAMS, JERON BAKEIL
WILLIAMS, JULIE MARSHALL
WILLIAMS, JUSTIN CLAY
WILLIAMS, RODNEY DEMOND
WILLIS, SHAYLA JADE
WILSON, TRE-XENA
WISE, JOHNATHAN
WRIGHT, BICKEY
WYATTS, MIKE
YANES, JESUS
YARBROUGH, JONATHAN DEWAYNE
YARBROUGH, PATRICIA MONAE
YOUNG, KELLEY K
YOUNG, YNASHA SHERUA
ZAMORA, KEVIN JACOB
ZAMORANO, JOSE
ZAMUDIO, HERIBERTO AGUILAR
ZARAZUA, JOSE ANTONIO

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Press Release Regarding Tenaha Bomb Threat


 

February 28, 2017
 
To All Concerned with the Safety of our Children, 
 
At approximately 8:10 AM on February 28, 2017 one of the Tenaha ISD Administrators received a call from a male in a disguised voice that there was “a bomb in your school”.   Immediately thereafter, the TISD administrative team and TISD Police Chief,  David Jeter, took action to evacuate the students and staff to the Tiger Football Field as prescribed in our Crisis Management Plan.
 
The evacuation was announced door to door and silently.  It was orderly.  There was zero panic or upset with any of the children.  And, in all, the entire district was safely relocated within four to five minutes of receiving the call.
 
At that time, TISD admin and support staff along with Mr. Jeter and the Tenaha City Marshall took care to inspect every room, stall, and space in the entire TISD campus to ensure that no device was present or that anything looked suspicious.  In all, TISD was evacuated for approximately forty minutes and the all clear was given at around 8:50 AM.  
 
This incident is the second such incident that TISD has responded to this school year.  The first resulted in an arrest and prosecution.  It is my hope that this will result in the same end. However, a larger issue exists and is problematic.  Our current society has become so desensitized to “real-life” that incidents like this are all too often shrugged off as “no big deal” or just “a goof”.  People seemingly lack care for the safety and well-being of other people.
 
I am incensed that somewhere someone thought making such a threat was in any way “cool”.  I can assure you that with the help of law enforcement, I hope to show the culprit how “cool” it really was.
 
In America, our public schools represent a bastion of safety and nurture.  To be exposed to the type of threats that are common to the Middle East or a 3rd World Nation is wrong.  Our children deserve better.  
 
To our public and supporters we want you to know that safety is and always will be our FIRST priority.  Everything else is impossible without it.  
 
To our detractors and the culprits who would perpetrate such an act, know that the resolve of the Tiger Family is stronger than a phone call.  
 
To our students and staff, as always, it is your care and commitment to one another that creates our Pride.  And it is our Pride that makes us the best.  
 
It is my sincere hope that those who read this take a moment to consider what our kids deserve. At the very least, they deserve a reasonable assurance that their safety matters to people everywhere.  
 
Sincerely, 
 
 
Scott Tyner
Tenaha ISD Superintendent
 

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M.P. Baker Library Hosting Russell Lee Photographs


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The M.P. Baker Library at Panola College is hosting an exhibition organized by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin, and presented in partnership with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
 
Renowned documentary photographer Russell Lee decided to use photography to impact change in the world. He produced stunning images, focusing on topics such as politics, travel, industry and, most touchingly, the human condition.
 
"Russell Lee Photographs" showcases photographs drawn from the magnificent archive that he donated to the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History just prior to his death in 1986. The exhibition offers a rare glimpse at the remarkably accomplished images he produced in 1935 and 1936 when he first took up a camera and goes on to highlight the vast body of important work that Lee produced from 1947 through 1977.
 
Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, traveling exhibitions and documentary films. For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online at http://www.humanitiestexas.org or call 512.440.1991.
 
The exhibition sponsored by the Panola College Foundation and is free to the public. It will be on display in the Fay Allison Gallery of the M.P. Baker Library from March 6, 2017 to April 21, 2017. For more information about viewing hours or to arrange group visits, contact Cristie Ferguson, Director of Library Services at 903 693-2091 or cferguson@panola.edu.
 

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DeSoto Parish Seeking assistance in identifying suspect


 

 

 

 

 

The DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect or suspects involved with vandalizing numerous pieces of heavy equipment on Blunt Road in Logansport. On or about the night of 02/26/2017 or the early morning hours of 02/27/2017 multiple pieces of heavy equipment were severely damaged. The damage to the equipment is estimated to be around $50,000. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.
 
DeSoto Parish Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1000.00 and a private citizen is offering an additonal $1500.00 for information that results in the suspects arrest, anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers line at 1-800-505-STOP(7867) all calls are confidential we dont want your name just your information.Contact the Desoto Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318)872-3956. Cpl. Cody Bailey.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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East Texas on Display


 

East Texas on Display art festival will be this Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 2pm – 8pm in downtown Timpson beginning the Fire Department located at 305 Jacob Street. There are over 30 East Texas artisans that will be on exhibit. Each artist has donated a piece of their original work to the silent auction for the fundraiser. The silent auction ends at 6:45pm. Winners will be announced at 7pm.
 
Some of the work being exhibited includes paintings, photography, blown glass, metal art, custom-made axes and hatchets, custom knives made from bull horns, hand-made jewelry, quilts, custom wood work, and much more! This is truly a display of the artistic talent that is unique to East Texas. The live music and entertainment begins at 2pm and will feature artists from across the East Texas area. Included in the performances will be David Pate and the Mount Olive Baptist Church Choir, Old Town Gospel Project, Makayla Baker, Motley White, Anna Stockdale, Jeremy Bowley of Legal Limit, Sounds of India, and the Rhythm Rocker Cloggers.
 
There will be a delicious variety of foods to choose from, brisket and fried catfish from Frontier Café, southern comfort food from Kowgirl’s Kitchen, funnel cakes from First Baptist Church, and BBQ.
 
It’s not too late to sign up for the instructor-led painting class that will begin at 3pm and go until 5pm or 6pm. The cost is $45 and includes everything that will be needed for you to show up empty-handed but leave with your very own painting of a beach scene. You must register in advance as there are only a few spots remaining.
 
This event is to raise money for the Timpson Volunteer Fire Department, Timpson Volunteer Ambulance Service, Salvation Animal Rescue, and Timpson food banks. Garrison Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center will be onsite sharing information about their services and facilities. Come out and meet the fine folks from The Precious Cycle and learn how they are here to help the community when needs arise.
 
This will be a great day full of good ol’ fashion family fun! Do not worry about the weather as the event will be held indoors and the entertainment will be on stage beneath a large tent. For more information, please call or text 936-254-5050. Hope to see you there! This is a FREE event!
 

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Commissioners Court Results


 

At the recent Commissioners court meeting they voted on trimming or completely cutting down one of the trees on the Center Square due to it being too close to one of the buildings and the possibility that it could damage the building.   NRCS District Conservationists Janet Ritter and Mark Lowery gave a report to the Shelby County Commissioners' Court on the Attoyac Bayou WS SCS Site 12 Dam Emergency Action Plan, which is a yearly update.  Constable Precinct 3 Roy Cheatwood expenses where looked containing serval items for training and determined that only $81.38 would be refunded to him.
 
Agenda items approved during the meeting include:
 
1. Pay monthly expenses
2. New personnel policy.
3. Emergency Action Plan for Shelby County.
4. Reimburse Constable Precinct 3 $81.38.
5. Upkeep on the Historical Court House grounds by trimming trees $3,950, and repairing a sidewalk $1,550.
6. Recognize grant income $8,928 and adjust budget accordingly for Juvenile Probation.
 
Agenda items tabled during the meeting include:
 
1. 2017 DOT Drug Testing Agreement with Compliance Management, LLC.
 

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San Augustine Garden Gala


 

The San Augustine Garden Club is excited to present this year’s Garden Club Gala on Friday and Saturday, March 3-4 in the historic Museum Theater, San Augustine.
 
Added to the vendors of bedding plants, hanging baskets, and an assortment of plants for purchase, plus booths of creative items are the educational programs which highlight the entire gala. San Augustine is celebrating 300 years of the founding of the Mission Dolores, so in keeping with the theme, most of the programs will reflect a topic related to the history of trees, flowers, and gardens in our East Texas area with current information on how horticulture treats these subjects now.
 
The schedule for the programs is as listed and will be posted outside the door of the theater.
 
Friday
10 am — The Trees and Flora of the East Texas National Forest, Texas A&M Forest Service
11 am — The Monarch Butterfly, The Hamiltons from Jasper 
1 pm — Creating Good Garden Soil, Mike Malone, San Augustine
 
Saturday
10 am — The History of Plants in East Texas, Jeff Abt, Nacogdoches
11am — Native Plants, Jerrell Durham, Nacogdoches
1 pm — The Story of Antique Roses, Doniece Smith, San Augustine
 
Now is the time to learn and enjoy some new things. Join us at the theater!

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Joaquin Tennis Season Begins


 

The Joaquin Ram Tennis season kicks off March 2, 2017 in an away match against Gary. 

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FREE Walk and Talk 8-week Nutrition and Fitness Program, Registration Ends Today


 

This is the time of year when everyone seems to be saying to themselves, “maybe I should try to start exercising or eating better.” Just in time to help you work towards your New Year’s resolution of a healthy lifestyle, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is launching Walk and Talk, an 8-week program that encourages exercise and healthy eating.
 
The program consists of weekly nutrition tips on how to eat more fruits and vegetables to help participants move toward a healthier weight and includes a weekly weight check-in, weekly challenge to “stay the course,” healthy recipes and tips, exercise resources, and a weight-loss planner. Weekly door prizes and incentives will be given to class participants.
 
The series will kick off at 5:15 p.m.  February 28, 2017 at the Old Elementary School Gym on Nacogdoches Street in Center, Texas with a nutrition tip followed by a fitness component. A variety of fitness options will be offered.  Walk and Talk is a great FREE program to do with a friend or family member. It’s always easier to reach your goals when you have additional support.  
 
The Extension office is partnering with Zumba Fitness Instructors Denetra Slaughter and Celia Augilar and Tri-County Jennifer Gillespie to provide weekly fitness (Zumba and walking) classes.  
 
All course materials will be provided by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Shelby County office.  In conjunction, participants will be eligible to participate in the annual Lighten Up East Texas.  Participants in this free contest will be eligible to win grand prizes such $5,000 cash and other great prizes.
 
Pre-registration is available from February 21 thru February 27, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Extension office located at 200 San Augustine Street in Center, Texas.  For more information, visit or contact our office at (936) 598-7744.
 
If you have any questions about this program, please contact Jheri-Lynn McSwain, County Extension Agent – Family & Consumer Sciences or Feleshia Thompson Better Living for Texans, Extension Assistant at (936) 598-7744 or jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu or Feleshia.thompson@ag.tamu.edu or follow us on Facebook Shelby County Extension Service FCS.

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Shelbyville First United Methodist Church Ash Wednesday


 

The Shelbyville First United Methodist Church will have an Ash Wednesday service including the imposition of ashes on Wednesday, March 1 beginning at 6:00 pm.

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Tri-County Community Action, Inc Board Meeting


 

 
Tri-County Community Action, Inc. will hold a Board Meeting on Monday, March 6, 2017 in Center, Texas. The meeting will be held at the Central Office located (214 Nacogdoches St.) Center, Texas. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm for more information you may contact Yolanda Neal at (936) 598-6315 Ext. 18.

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Honor Roll S.W Carter


 

Shelbyville's S.W. Carter Elementary recognises their students in the third through fifth grades who have made the "A Honor Roll" and the "A & B Honor Roll" for the 4th Six Weeks.
 
A Honor Roll
 
Third Grade - Bailee Bohannon, Travis Caporali, Campbell Chase, Camille Greer, Riley Hopkins, Detoris Hubbard, Ethan Jackson, Jayleigh Jones, Kenadee Lathan, Addison Lloyd, Katelyn Lout, Madolyn Lout,
Ella Matthews, Angelli Ortiz, Hannah Ross, Tristan Vickers
 
Fourth Grade - Lanie Bass, Parker Chase, Nicole Harvey, Bradley Jamison, Taylor Jones, Lane Loggins, Carsey Lovell, Haleigh Lynch, Elizabeth Marin, Ethan McVickers, Thomas Powell, Eli Shofner, Malachi Sierra, Jacob Smith, Kaylin Smith, Lawson Vickers
 
Fifth Grade - Laci Eddings, Eli Ferguson, Josh Florence, John Austin Ford, Chace Hall, Deakon Kay, Liela Klein, Tamryn Murphy, Kason Parker
 
A & B Honor Roll
 
Third Grade - Jaleah Allen, Michael Askew, Lucas Bass, Cutter Bradshaw, Mac Collins, Jenna Crawford, Aidan Davis, Arianna Davis, Cason Davis, Jason Fleming, Jose Gonzalez, Lily Haley, Cassity Hogue, SaiNaihaei Johnson, Devin Jones, Cheyanne Lee, Nevaeh Lee, Wesley Matthews, Johnathan Mills, Trinity Mitchell, Harley Risinger, Trace Sims, Jeslyn Sullivan, Cameron Vuille, Daulton Wheatley, Caitlynn White
 
Fourth Grade - Deovion Barnes, Robyn Bland, Donny Caporali, Gavin Cartwright, Jennifer Castro, Miranda Chambers, Landyn Fleming, An’Tyiah Giles, McKenzie Gillaspie, Allie Jones, Myah Lewis, Madolyn Lindley, I’Morion McClelland, Cameron McGee, Jake Nicosia, Addi Slocum, Alex Slocum, Kennedy Smith, Kayden Stutts, Baylee Whtieside
 
Fifth Grade - Macager Alvis, Logan Brantley, Franydric Buckley, Kayla Garcia, Alaina Haley, E.J. Hendrix, Ionnia Hubbard, Dennis Lee, Alexis Lout, Payton Lyons, Kyra Mardis, Zoe McKinney, Hallie Merriman, "Dylan " Parker, Rileigh Powell, Dario Reyes, Karista Smith, James Spencer, Levi Stevens, Nakyia Swindle, Jesse Vail, River Williford, Jamarria Wright

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Perfect Attendance


 

 Shelbyville ISD's S.W. Carter Elementary recognizes their students who have had a Perfect Attendance for the Fourth Six Weeks.
 
Pre-Kindergarten - Jamous Bell, Molly Collins, Sadie Collins, Lily Denby, Chloe Galaviz, Rhett Jones, Itzel Martinez, Dallas Moore, Bre’Ida Ratcliff, Alexia Swindle
 
Kindergarten - Chloe Ash, Alexandra Black, Christopher Caporali, Xavier Cartwright, Tatum Jacobs, Kason Lister, Eli Livingston, Tony Martinez, Porter Matthews, Cole Riggs, Makayln Tony
 
First Grade - Landry Balkcom, Jayne Baylor, Jarhiya Cartwright, Abby Denby, Taylen Flanagan, CaLayasia Garrett, Caleb Jamison, Levi Livingston, Ty Mosby, Jason Ortiz, Jessie Ortiz, Shon Parker, Reagan Raines, Christa Stutts, Dusty Taylor, Edwin Vazquez, Roland Young
 
Second Grade - Callie Alvis, Rylan Barbee, Abey Baylor, Twyla Betsill, DeMarjiae Bolden, Shakayla Cartwright, Jaylee Gillespie, Riley Holloway, Brylie Kay, Dakota Killen, Nevaeh Lister, Nathaniel Marin, Eli Matthews, Karmen Mills, D’Ishja Parks, Brett Peveto, Jaxon Raymond, Sergio Reyes, Ashton Scarborough, Bryant Scarborough, Rilee Sholar, Ja’Brayden Simpson, Keifer Stevens, Aiden Swindle, Keziah Wade, Carolina Warr, Levi Wheatley
 
Third Grade - Jaleah Allen, Calvin Bartlett, Catrina Bartlett, Lucas Bass, Samantha Black, Garrett Bloodgood, Cutter Bradshaw, Mac Collins, Mya Gatlin, Jose Gonzalez, Riley Hopkins, Devin Jones, Jayleigh Jones, Kenadee Lathan, Addison Lloyd, Madolyn Lout, Johnathan Mills, Trinity Mitchell, Angelli Ortiz, Lane Parker, Baleria Perez, Hannah Ross, Daulton Wheatley
 
Fourth Grade - Deovion Barnes, Robyn Bland, Donny Caporali, Scotty Garrett, An’Tyiah Giles, Naomi Handy, Allie Jones, Lane Loggins, Carsey Lovell, Kendell Mardis, Elizabeth Marin, Jazmine Martinez, Harlee McClendon, Brenda Mendez, Gracie Miller, William Mills, Thomas Powell, Andrew Risinger, Brysen Scarboroguh, Jacob Smith, Kayden Stutts, Lawson Vickers, Mikayla Wheatley
 
Fifth Grade - Macager Alvis, Breanna Chambers, Laci Eddings, Josh Florence, E.J. Hendrix, Ionnia Hubbard, Payton Lyons, Kyra Mardis, Hallie Merriman, Dylan Parker, Rileigh Powell, Maria Rodriguez, Karista Smith, James Spencer, Levi Stevens, Nakyia Swindle, Kevin Valencia, Jamarria Wright, Izzy Youngblood

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Panola Wins 7 In a Row


 

Panola College hosted the Texas Post Grad Academy of McKinney Texas on
Friday.  Panola earned two more wins to extend their winning streak to 7 in
a row and and season record of 13-2.   Panola will travel to Centenary
College to face off with tow top ranked teams in D-2, #14 Kellogg C.C. and
#17 Hinds C.C. on Tuesday.  First game starts and 1pm and game two begins
at 7pm.   Panola will begin conference play on Thursday at home vs Bossier
Parish C.C. and then travel to BPCC for a double header on Saturday.
Thursdays game time is set for 2pm and Saturdays double headers starts and
1pm.
 
 
 
*Panola College Best Texas Post Grad 6-3*
 
 
Panola jumped out to an early lead over TX Post Grad Academy and took home
a 6-3 victory on Friday. Panola scored on a home run by *Colby Price* in
the first inning, a stolen base by Price in the second inning, and a double
by *Logan Bailey* in the second inning.
 
 
*Logan Bailey* earned the win for Panola. He pitched two innings, allowing
one run, one hit, and striking out four. *Erik Key*recorded the last three
outs to earn the save for Panola.
 
 
*Ryan Ratliff* started the game for Panola. He went two innings,
surrendering zero runs, zero hits, striking out four, and walking one.
 
 
Panola collected 13 hits. *Duke Ellis*, Price, *Logan Berlof*, and *John
Mike Bounds* each collected multiple hits for Panola. Ellis went 3-for-3 at
the plate to lead Panola in hits. Panola was sure-handed in the field and
didn't commit a single error. *Christian Boulware* had the most chances in
the field with ten.
 
 
 
*Bubba Valdez's Walkoff Gives Panola College Victory Over Texas Post Grad*
 
 
Panola College took Friday's game two in dramatic fashion, with an 8-7
walk-off victory over TX Post Grad. The game was tied at seven with Panola
batting in the bottom of the seventh when *George Valdez* singled, driving
in the winning run.
 
 
Both offenses were strong at the plate as Panola collected nine hits and TX
Post Grad 11.
 
TX Post Grad captured the lead in the first inning. With one out in the
first inning Fragale drove in one run when he doubled.
 
 
Panola scored four runs in the third inning. The big inning was thanks to a
home run by *Austin Blakeley* and a double by *Duke Ellis*.
 
 
*Colton Brasher* earned the win for Panola. He went one inning, allowing
zero runs, one hit, striking out one, and walking zero.
 
 
*Ty Miller* started the game for Panola. He pitched two innings, giving up
three runs, three hits, and striking out four.
 
 
Home runs for Panola came when Valdez homered in the fourth inning and
Blakeley homered in the third inning. Home runs for TX Post Grad Academy
came when Fragale homered in the seventh inning and Duer homered in the
third inning.
 
 
Blakeley and Valdez each collected multiple hits for Panola. Valdez went
2-for-4 at the plate as he led the team with four runs batted in.
 
Fragale, Taylor, and Harris each collected multiple hits for TX Post Grad.
 

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Shelbyville Basketball Update


 

 

The Shelbyville Dragons will play Evadale on Feb. 28 @ 7:00 pm at West
Sabine High School in Pineland, TX

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Minutes of School Board Meeting February 20, 2017


 

 
 
The Board conducted a public hearing in accordance with Texas Education Code 39.053 to discuss the District’s educational performance on the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) during its’ regular February 20th board meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Joaquin Board Room.
 
 
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, Thomas Harvey,  Jimmy Hamilton, Skype connection,
Bill Mason, Jr., Jeff Cater, and Tam Hearnsberger
 
Board members absent:   Ronnie Belrose
 
Guest(s) Present: Jay Wilson and Jason Stanley
     
Joaquin ISD Employee(s) Present:  Phil Worsham, Superintendent; Joel Bumback, Director of Finance; 
Sherry Scruggs, Elementary Principal; Jimmy Jackson, High School Principal; Donna Vergo, Human 
Resources; Bert Coan, Elementary Assistant Principal; Terri Gray, Jr. High Principal; 
Kathy Carrington, Special Education Director; Mark Bonner, Maintenance Director; Steven McCann, Women’s 
Athletic Director
   
     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 Jeff Cater.
 
3  Audience Participation – Those signed up and participating were:  None
 
4  Report and Information items:
 
4.1 Review Monthly Financial Reports – Joel Bumback
4.2 Texas Academic Performance Report Hearing
4.3 2017-2018 Revenue Projection
4.4 Dual Credit College Course Agreement for 17-18 School Year
4.5 Review policy on grading – entering grades – Parent portal – timing
4.6 Survey of graduates
4.7 TASB Localized Update 107
4.8 Correspondence
 
5  Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:
 
5.1  It was moved by Bill Mason, Jr., and seconded by Tam Hearnsberger, to approve the previous meetings 
       minutes.  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  It carried unanimously.
 
5.2  It was moved by Jeff Cater, and seconded by Tam Hearnsberger, to approve the transfer policy 
       (attached).  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  It carried unanimously.
 
5.3  It was moved by Tam Hearnsberger, and seconded by Bill Mason, Jr., to approve the 2016-2017 budget 
       amendments (attached).  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  It carried unanimously.
 
5.4  No Action taken the meeting is as scheduled on March 27th at 6:00 p.m. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6  The board entered closed session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government 
    Code Section 551.074 at 8:04 p.m. on February 20, 2017 
 
6.1 Texas Government Code Section 551.074 - Discussing personnel
a.  Resignations and Retirements
b.  Principal & Assistant Principal contracts
c.  Special Education Director contract
d.  Athletic Director contracts
e.  Personnel positions and assignments
f.  Terms of Superintendent Contract and evaluation
 
7  The board entered open session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act at 11:05 p.m. on    
    February 20, 2017.  Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:
 
7.1  a.  No action
 
b, c, d.   It was moved by Thomas Harvey, and seconded by Jeff Cater, to continue Jimmy Jackson’s, 
      Terri Gray’s, Sherry Scruggs’ and Bert Coan’s, Kathy Carrington, Wade Lawson, Steven McCann 
      contracts for one (1) year with an annual salary increase to be considered at annual budget time. 
      Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously. 
     
       e.  No Action
 
      f.  No Action
 
8  Chrisco Bragg, Board President, ask for items to be placed on the next board agenda.   
Goals for Superintendent
 
9  Designation of date and time of next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin ISD 
          – March 27th at 6:00 p.m.  
 
10  With no further business on the agenda the meeting was adjourned at 11:08 p.m. 
 

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Murder Suspect Caught


Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle wanted to notify the public of an arrest following an investigation into a shooting on Canary Street in Mansfield, LA.  At about 8:00 p.m., on February 26, 2017, a subject approached a residence on Canary Street and began vandalizing a vehicle.  The homeowner had previous issues with vandalism and noticed the subject outside of his residence.  Through investigation, it was learned the homeowner exited the home and engaged the subject with a rifle. The victim ran from the scene.  Mansfield Police Department initially responded to the scene and located the victim in an adjacent yard.  

 
 
The victim was transported to DeSoto Regional hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The Mansfield Police Department requested assistance from our office and investigators responded to the scene to collect evidence.  Following the investigation, the homeowner, identified as Cody Carl Parker (W/M - DOB: 05/29/1982) of Mansfield, LA, was arrested for 2nd Degree Murder and transported to DeSoto Parish Detention Center where he remains incarcerated.
 

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Woodmen Life Chapter 250 Presents Donation


 

 
On February 13, 2017, Woodmen Life Chapter 250 presented Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Shelby County with a donation of $1,000 in support of the Shelby County Community Garden project.  The donation was accepted by Jheri-Lynn McSwain, Shelby County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences.  Mrs. McSwain provided the Woodmen with an update and results from the 2016 garden and shared plans for the upcoming spring planting with members.  Goals for this year include increasing volunteer support, conducting a corn variety taste test, planting additional tomato plants, and measuring pounds of vegetables produced.  Vegetables grown in the community garden are provided to the Shelby County Senior Nutrition Site and Meals on Wheels program to support the nutritional health of senior adults in our county.
 

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TxDOT 100 Year Anniversary


 

LUFKIN — The Texas Department of Transportation celebrates a century of service this year with a traveling exhibit to highlight this ongoing and collaborative milestone. Come join us on the square in downtown Nacogdoches for some great TxDOT history, refreshments and view the only remaining 1918 Liberty truck from the original fleet.
 
From the earliest days of connecting farms and ranches to market, to the modern realities of multi-lane metropolitan highways, TxDOT now manages 80,000 miles of roadway. To commemorate this milestone, TxDOT invites the public to “Track the Truck” at TxDOT.gov/TxDOT100 and join in the celebration.
 

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Joaquin Woman Killed in Wreck


 

SHELBY COUNTY- February 25, at approximately 8:50 a.m., Texas Department
of Public Safety (DPS) troopers responded to and investigated a two-vehicle
fatality crash at the intersection of SH 7 and FM 139.
 
The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2016 Chrysler passenger car
reportedly failed to yield right of way from the stop sign on FM 139 and was
struck by a 2008 Ford pickup traveling East on SH 7.
 
The driver of the passenger car was identified as 65-year-old Joyce Glaze from
Joaquin, TX. Glaze was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace
Margie Anderson.
 
The driver of the pickup is identified as 45-year-old Ricardo Reyes from Baytown,
TX. Reyes was not reportedly injured during the crash.
 
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at
this time.
 

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Fillies Win!!!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fillies found themselves down from the jump of the game, but bounced
back and took an 87-68 victory over Kilgore College.
 
In the first chapter of the night, the Fillies seemed to be slow to the
gates, as Kilgore took an early lead scoring the first few buckets. The
resilient Fillies came back after a short timeout and took the lead 19-17.
Sophomore Charlynn Perry came in off the bench and hit 3
back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers to shut down the quarter. It was wheels up
from then on as the Fillies would go on and outscore the Rangers in the
second quarter 31-16, walking into the locker room up, 50-33.
 
In the second half, the game was still all Panola. The Rangers tried to
keep it tight, but the first half lead was just too much for them to
overcome.
 
Perry would go on hitting 6-11 from behind the arch, and 3-4 from the
free-throw line to give her a new career high of 21 points. Freshman
Ekaterina Karchevskaya would also have a career high night putting up 19
from the field. Freshman Patience Okpe add another double figure night with
11. Sophomore Genesis Rivera pulled down career high in rebounds with 14.
 
This victory puts the Fillies at 21-7 overall and 12-6 in conference
sitting at the 4th spot in the region. The Fillies will have their last
week of regular season conference play this upcoming week, first hitting
the road against Bossier Parish on Wednesday Night, then home for sophomore
night on Saturday, March 4th against Paris Junior College.

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STEM Meeting SFA


 

 

 

 

Organized by SFA’s College of Sciences and Mathematics and the STEM Research and Learning Center, the February STEM Business and Industry Speaker Series event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in the Math Building, Lecture Room 101.
 
The series seeks to provide science, technology, engineering and mathematics students an outlet for gaining collegiate and real-world knowledge regarding their respective fields. The series also aims to ultimately connect students with STEM professionals and provide a behind-the-scenes look into their future careers.
 
A business or industry professional and an SFA STEM student will co-present during each month’s event. Business or industry speakers will share why their particular background in STEM is important to their company or organization. STEM students will share how and why they became interested in their STEM discipline, what drew them to SFA and what they look forward to as they enter into their careers.
 
The February featured student speaker will be Sam Jentsch, dual computer science and mathematics major, who expects to work at Google post-graduation. The industry leader is Adam Schlesinger, who leads numerous projects at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
 
For more information, contact Kim Carmona, project coordinator in SFA's College of Sciences and Mathematics, at (936) 468-5197.

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Basketball Scores


 

 
Center Roughriders 58 Mabank Panthers 38
 
Shelbyville Dragons 81 Pineywoods Community Academy 76
 
Tenaha Lady Tigers 42 Woden Eagles 47
 
San Augustine Wolves 79 Deweyville 38
 
Panola men defeat Kilgore, 74-64
 
Panola Fillies win 87-68 Kilgore

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Strong defense propels Panola men past Kilgore, 74-64


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Carthage, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated Kilgore
College here Saturday afternoon, 74-64. The victory pushes their win streak
to eight games. Panola’s record is raised to 21-7 and 13-4 in Region 14
play. “It was a group effort tonight. We had guys in foul trouble and
multiple people stepped up.” Head Coach Grant McMillan mentioned.
 
 
After a 5-5 tie to start the game, Panola took command and never looked
back. They gradually increased their lead to 14 points before Kilgore
netted a three pointer right before half which gave Panola a 40-29 halftime
lead. Kilgore never threatened in the half as Panola eventually took a 22
points lead 64-42 with just under seven minutes remaining in the ball game.
 
 
Leading the way for Panola was Marlon Taylor who recorded 17 points and 14
rebounds off the bench. Devyn Wilson added 15 and Eric McGill recorded a
double-double with 14 points and 10 assists. KJ Byers also scored in double
figures adding 13. As a team Panola chased down 45 rebounds and created 12
steals.
 
 
Panola continues Region 14 play when they head to Bossier City, Louisiana
to take on Bossier Parish this upcoming Wednesday, March 1st. Tip-off is
set for 7:00 PM on the campus of Bossier Parish.
 

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Panola College to Conduct Shooter Class


 

 
 
 
As part of a year-long process to train and prepare for the implementation
of “Campus Carry,” Panola College will host an active shooter class on
Wednesday and Thursday, March 1-2. The two-day event will be held inside
and around the Gullette Technology Building, just off Bird Drive.
Wednesday’s session begins at noon and runs until 6 p.m., and the training
will resume on Thursday morning and continue all day.
 
 
 
In addition to College personnel, 30 law enforcement officers from Texas
and Louisiana will participate. The training consists of lectures, and live
scenarios designed to teach participants how to best respond in the event
of an active shooter on campus.
 
 
 
Trainers will use blue gun drills to simulate situations in which a shooter
may enter a classroom, hallway, or somewhere on the grounds around the
building. College staff and faculty members will participate in the drills.
The guns are a blue color to avoid any possible confusion during the
activity.
 
 
 
Because of the sensitive nature of the event, all normal activities in the
Gullette Technology Building have been relocated or canceled for the two
days. Welding and ITV classes have been canceled. Testing services will be
available in the Monk Building on campus.
 
 
 
“Panola College is a safe place to study, work, and live.  The upcoming
active shooter training is just part of our preparations for the
implementation of the law that will allow the concealed carry of handguns
on community college campuses,” stated Dr. Greg Powell, Panola College
President.
 
 
 
The “Campus Carry” bill, passed by the 84th Texas Legislature, allows
licensed individuals to carry concealed handguns on academic campuses. The
law went into effect on university campuses on August 1, 2016. The
effective date for community college campuses is set for August 1, 2017.
 
 
 
When the law was passed, Dr. Powell assembled a committee to survey
faculty, staff, students, and community members, and to outline a plan to
best comply with the state law.
 
 
 
“Campus Carry” applies only to individuals who have obtained a license to
carry a concealed handgun. Open carry of a handgun is not permitted by a
license holder on Panola College property, even if the handgun is holstered.
 
 
 
Dr. Powell will present to the Board of Trustees a detailed list of rules
recommended by the committee regarding the implementation of the state law
on Panola College properties in Carthage, Marshall and Center.
 
 
 
In general, all handguns on campus must remain in the possession of the
licensed holder, and secured in a concealed holster. When not on the person
of the licensed holder, the handgun must be secured in a locked vehicle,
locker, safe or other restricted area.
 
 
 
Once the law goes into effect on community college campuses in August,
updates to the suggested rules may be needed, according to Dr. Powell.

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Tenaha City Council Meeting


 

 

 
 
CITY OF TENAHA REGULAR CALLED COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA 
February 27, 2017
 
If during the course of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda that should be held in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in executive or closed session, in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code Section 551.101 and Texas Revised Civil Statues.
 
The City Council of Tenaha will meet in regular session on Monday – February 27, 2017 at 5:15 p.m. at the Tenaha Municipal Building located at 238 N. George Bowers Drive, Tenaha, Texas.
 
Order of Business:
Call to Order & Roll Call
Pledge and Prayer
Welcome Guests/Public Comments
Consider Approval for Minutes from January 24, 2017 Regular Scheduled Council Meeting – ACTION
Consider Approval for January 2017 Financials – ACTION
Consider Approval to appoint Mrs. Marie Crawford as Election Judge for May 6, 2017 General Election – ACTION
Consider Approve Resolution to: Close B&E Account And Open New for Support Planning & Events – ACTION
Discuss and Consider  Approval of Hiring Part-Time Water Clerk Administrative Assistant – ACTION
Department Head Reports
Council Comments
Adjourn
 

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Commissioners' Court Meeting Today


 

 
 
Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 27rd day of February, 2017 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:
 
 
 
Approve and pay monthly expenses.
 
Public discussion on agenda items.
 
3. Approve the New Personal Policy. 
 
4. Consider and approve 2017 DOT Drug Testing Agreement with Compliance Management, LLC. 
 
5.   Janet Ritter and Matt Lowery to give Yearly update on Attoyac Bayou WS SCS Site 12 Dam Emergency Action Plan.
 
6. Approve Emergency Action Plan for Shelby County.
 
7. Discuss and possibly approve line item transfers in Constable Precinct 3‘s budget to pay for unbudgeted expenses.
 
8. Discuss and possibly approve upkeep on the Historical Court House grounds by trimming trees, and repairing a sidewalk.
 
9. Recognize grant income and adjust budget accordingly for Juvenile Probation.
 
10. Adjourn.
 

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Tune in Monday's for Weekly Fire Report


 

 

 

 

Tune in to KDET 930 AM and KQBB 100.5 FM on Monday morings 6 - 11:30 for your weekly fire and accident report with Center Fire Chief Keith Byndom.

 

 

 

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Shelbyville Athletic Booster Meeting


 

Shelbyville Athletic booster meeting will be held Monday, February 27th at 6:00 in the Elementary building room 111. We will elect new officers.

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Joaquin Youth Car Wash


 

On Saturday, February 25th the Joaquin Youth will be having a Car Wash fundraiser at Brookshire Brothers starting at 12 pm. We're doing donations per car so the price is up to you! We're raising money to take our teens to Winter Jam (a Christian concert) on March 4th. If your interested in joining us or have a teen who is interested visit our Winter jam sign up page at: http://joaquinyouthteam.weebly.com/winter-jam.html

Thank you for reading and we will see you this beautiful Saturday!

 

 

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Bear Update Floral Design Classes


 

The Timpson High School floral design classes finished a unit titled Miniature Landscapes.

Students made fairy garden furniture and designed a container grown landscape. Students were encouraged to be creative and include unique features that match their personality and interests.

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court February Special Meeting Agenda


 

Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 27th day of February, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in the Courtroom of the Shelby County Courthouse at 200 San Augustine Street, Center, Shelby County, Texas to deliberate and consider action on the following items:

1.    Approve and pay monthly expenses.

2.    Public discussion on agenda items.

3.    Approve the New Personnel Policy.

4.    Consider and approve 2017 DOT Drug Testing Agreement with Compliance Management, LLC.

5.      Janet Ritter and Matt Lowery to give Yearly update on Attoyac Bayou WS SCS Site 12 Dam Emergency Action Plan.

6.    Approve Emergency Action Plan for Shelby County.

7.    Discuss and possibly approve line item transfers in Constable Precinct 3‘s budget to pay for unbudgeted expenses.

8.    Discuss and possibly approve upkeep on the Historical Court House grounds by trimming trees, and repairing a sidewalk.

9.    Recognize grant income and adjust budget accordingly for Juvenile Probation.

10.  Adjourn.

 

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Center City Council Feb. 27 Regular Meeting Agenda


 

The Center City Council will meet in Regular Session on Monday, February 27, 2017 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 February 13, 2017.

III. Discuss Consider and Action on the Following:
A. Authorize Water Plant Lagoon Cleaning Contract.
B. Award of Bid for Wastewater Treatment Plant — Clarifier Renovation.

IV. Items of Interest from Council and City Manager and Citizens — No Action Items.
1. Employee Banquet — March 10 — 6:00p.m.

V. Executive Session
Consider entering executive session for legal consultation with the City Attorney and discussion of pending litigation, personnel matters and land acquisition with possible action related thereto upon reconvening in open session in accordance with Government Code Section 551.071, 551. 072 and 551. 074

VI. Adjournment.

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City of Tenaha Regular Called Council Meeting Agenda, Feb 27th


 

If during the course of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda that should be held in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in executive or closed session, in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code Section 551.101 and Texas Revised Civil Statues.

The City Council of Tenaha will meet in regular session on Monday, February 27, 2017 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 January 24, 2017 Regular Scheduled Council Meeting – ACTION
5. Consider Approval for January 2017 Financials – ACTION
6. Consider Approval to appoint Mrs. Marie Crawford as Election Judge for May 6, 2017 General Election – ACTION
7. Consider Approve Resolution to: Close B&E Account And Open New for Support Planning & Events – ACTION
8. Discuss and Consider Approval of Hiring Part-Time Water Clerk Administrative Assistant – ACTION
9. Department Head Reports
10. Council Comments
11. Adjourn

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Diesel Truck has a Ruptured Fuel Tank


 

 

 

 

 

Today at about 8 am diesel truck struck a object pulling out of a parking lot and came to rest near the East End Washateria on Shelbyville St. in Center, TX.  The Center Fire Department, Center Police Department, City of Center employees, Texas DPS, and Ace EMS all arrived on scene.  No one was seriously injured the driver was treated by ACE EMS after being covered in diesel.  Hazmat was called in from Zavalla, TX.  The area was secured and cleaned up.  More information to follow as it become available.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Shelby County Outreach Ministries Report


 

 
Shelby County Outreach Ministries continues to help families in need in Shelby County. Last month they gave away 247 food boxes and the need is growing. For those of you that would like to join their efforts, this month's suggested food donation is canned meat products. Canned tuna, soups with meat, chili, canned ham .. anything with meat is needed. Help Shelby County Outreach Ministries help Shelby County. For more information call Sharon or Josh at 598-4990, like them on facebook or stop by 930 Shelbyville Street in Center.

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Updated Warrant List


 

 
ABRAHAM, TREONTEA JACOBY-SAQU
ACEVEDO, DANIEL RAMIREZ
ACEVEDO, ENRIQUE
ADAMS, JACK JR
ADAMS, WILLIAM EMMANUEL
ADKINS, TRIMAINE MARKS
ADKINS, ZARRIE LEON
ADKINSON, STACY NICHOLE
AINSWORTH, KRISTEN NICOLE
AINSWORTH, SAMANTHA ANN
AKINS, JEFFREY MICHAEL
ALBERTO, JUAN URIEL DELFIN
ALDACO, MARTIN BETANCOURT
ALEXANDER, DARRELL DEWAYNE
ALLEN, THOMAS BRENT JR
ALLEN-GARSEE, SHANNA
ALMAGUER, ROBERTO ROSALIO
ALMANZA, JAYVAN MARTIN
ALMUTAIRI, GHANIM GHANIM KHALAF A
ALRWALY, ANWAR M
ALVARUARO, JESUS
ANDERSON, DYLAN WAYNE
ANDREWS, RUSSELL
ANTHONY, CRYSTAL JEANISE
ARRIAGA, JORGE
ATKINS, DAMIEN VOSHAUN
AVALOS, JUAN CARLOS
AYDELOTT, DESTINY CHEYENNE
BAILEY, DONNIE RICHARD
BARAHONA, MARIA
BARBEAU, BRANDIE LEIGH
BARBEE, MICHAEL
BARCELO, KRISTEN ELISA
BARKER, CHRISTOPHER LYNN
BARNES, LAJAGGAR MARQUISE
BARNES, TODERICK
BARRAN, BENJAMIN ROBERT
BARRERA, ROGELIO BERLANGA
BARRUETA, JUAN
BATES, MARY DARLENE
BATES, SHATRESA LAKENDRA
BAUTISTO, ANTONIO LOPEZ
BAYLON, MAXIMINO
BAYSINGER, JAYLA LANAE
BEARDEN, JONATHON KYLE
BELL, JERRY GLYNN
BELL, VADIE MACHELLE
BERGERON, JOSEPH EARL
BLEDSOE, CHARLES DETYRONE
BLEDSOE, YOLANDA MARCHELLE
BOLDEN, JAQUERIOUS LAMONE
BOOTH, LEE GAYLE
BOWERS, ROBERT EUGENE
BOYD, ADDIE
BOYKIN, SHANAKIO LAFAYE
BOYTER, BOYD L III
BOYTER, SARAH LOUISE
BRADSHAW, BRITTANY NICOLE
BRAGG, DOUGLAS DAVID
BRASSEAUX, RONNIE MICHAEL
BREWER, LACRESHIA DESERRE
BRIGGS, SHASTA R
BRINSON, JEREMY
BROOKS, DANIELLE
BROOKS, DEMETRIUS WAYNE
BROOKS, NOREKA
BROOKS, TERRELL MARQUISE
BROWN, CARL WAYNE
BROWN, CARLA FAYE
BROWN, HENRY LEE
BROWN, HUBERT DEWAYNE
BROWN, MELISSA SUE
BROWN, SHANAETA LAJOYER
BRYANT, CONSTANCE DENISE
BUDDLE, RAY
BURKETT, KEVIN CURTIS
BUSH, JACQUELINE DARSHANNA
BUSSARD, DUSTIN EUGENE
BUSTER, JAMES MACTATE
BUTLER, STORMY DAWNE
BYLEY, TYLER LEE-ALLEN
BYRD, CORY WAYNE
BYRD, JOYCE MARIE
CABRERA, TEREZA
CALDWELL, ELIZABETH DANIELLE
CALHOUN, TIMOTHY SHAWN
CALLOWAY, JANNA MICHELLE
CAMACHO, REYNOL
CAMACHO, VALENTINA
CAMPOS, JENNIFER LOPEZ
CAMPOS, JENNIFER LOPEZ
CAMPOS-LOPEZ, JENNIFER
CANADA, RODERICK RUFUS
CARILLO, FERNANDO
CARRELL, TOMMY MICHAEL
CARRICO, HOLLY ELIZABETH
CARRINGTON, MICHAEL LAVEL
CARTER, ANTONIO RONDRELL
CARTER, JEROME
CARTER, LAWANDA
CARTWRIGHT, HAROLD
CARTWRIGHT, VERAKESHIA NICOLE
CASEY, DACARRIER OKEITH
CASTILLO, ANGEL
CASTILLO, RAMUNDO
CHAEIN, ERICK
CHANNEL, JOE DAN
CHAPMAN, JESSICA MARIE
CHARDONNAY, JAQUE LACHEZ II
CHAVEZ, FERNANDO FIGUEROA
CHERRY, RACHEL MARIE
CHILDERS, BRYANT LAMAR
CHOATE, JASON LYNN
CHUMBLEY, SASHA RANEICE
CLARK, ANTHONY
CLARK, DUSTIN COLT
CLAYBROOK, KRYSTAL MARLENNA
CLAYTON, DAVID MATTHEW
COLBERT, PENYUNA DIONA
COLEMAN, BREA DSHAE
COLEMAN, CHELESA ROCHELLE
COLEMAN, MARY ANN
COLEMAN, SAMANTHA RENE
COLEMAN, SHERRI GABRIELLE
COLLINS, LAWERENCE JR
COLNAIEO, ROBERT
COLVARD, JASON LEE
COMSTOCK, MICHAEL DOBBS
CONWAY, BRANDON J
COOK, JARED ROSS
COOK, JOSHUA DELANEY
COOK, RONNIE J
COOK, SPENCER WILLIAM
COOPER, PHILLIP JASON
COOPER, STACY JO
CORDOVA, ANGELA RENEE
CORDOVA, RACHAEL KAY
CORTES, CHILANO
COSBY, WILLIAM
COTTON, JAMES L
COWHERD, CANDACE ANN
COX, JASON JEFFREY
COX, WENDY MARIE
CRADEUR, BEVERLY
CROSSLAND, HEATHER NICHOLE
CULPEPPER, TODD MATTHEW
CUMMINGS, MIKE JR
CURRY, RICKY J
DAIGLE, SHAWNA E
DANIELS, SHELLY LARANCE
DARDEN, TIMOTHY PAUL
DAUGHERTY, RYAISHA DYNAE
DAVIS, COREY OMAR
DAVIS, TIFFANY MICHELLE
DEAN, DYLAN HAYES
DEARMAN, MATTHEW SHANE
DELACRUZ-RAMIREZ, JOEL
DEMARANVILLE, DOUGLASS WAYNE I
DEMPSEY, MORGAN MAREE
DENBY, CODY WAYNE
DILLEY, ADAM SETH
DIXON, SUSIE VICTORIA
DODD, JESSICA ARTRAILA RHODES
DOGGETT, JODIE L
DOUGLAS, ANDERSON DEWAYNE
DOUGLAS, DOMINIQUE ANTJUAN
DOWNING, BOBBY JACK
DOWNS, KARRIE WILBANKS
DRIVER, TRISTON JAMAR
DUARTE, JACINTA MARTINEZ
DUNCAN, DARRIN
EADEN, LAKEISHA MICHELLE
EASON, GEORGE MICHAEL
EASTMAN, REBECCA ELIZABETH
EAVES, RACHEL LEA
EAVES, REBEKAH
EAVES, REBEKAH LANE
ECKLES, JESSIKA LEIGHANN
EDDINS, ANGELA JONES
EDDINS, JUDD WESLEY
EDWARDS, ALTON
EILERS, MICHELLE JEAENE
ELDRIDGE, JEFFREY COLTON
ELLIOTT, HENRY PAUL
ENRIQUEZ-OLVERA, GERMAN
ESCOBEDO, JOHN
ESPINDOLA, CARLOS
ESPINOSA, MARCO ANTONIO GARCIA
ESTES, TIFFANY
EVANS, CHARMEON LASHANQUINE
EVANS, HALEY
EVANS, KALACEIA SHUNTREZ
EVANS, MARCUS ANTHONY
EVANS, QUINITA LATAUSHA
FAJARDO, EULALIA
FALCON, PHILLIPE ONEAL
FENLEY, JEFFERY SCOTT
FLORES, JOSE LUIS
FLORES, SANDRA I.
FLORES-RAMIREZ, DIMAS
FLOURNOY, WESLEY JAMES
FONDREN, KAYLA KATHRYN
FOOTS, RUSSELL LEWIS
FORD, DONNIE RAY
FORREST, DAVID JACEN
FRENSLEY, CHARLES DEVAN
FULLER, KEVIN DWAYNE
GAGE, WESLEY ADAM
GALLEGOS, JOSE JUAN
GALLOW, LINNIE LEE
GAMINO, JESUS OMAL
GANN, JESSE
GARCIA, ALMA
GARCIA, CANDACE RENEE
GARCIA, EVA
GARCIA, ISMAEL MENDOZA
GARCIA, JOSE
GARCIA, RAFAEL BALCAZAR
GARCIA-ALVARADO, LUCAS A
GARCIA-LAMAS, ELIDIO
GARCIE, STEPHEN ANGELO
GARDNER, JOANN
GARDNER, TKEYAH ADRIANNA
GARNER, OMAR
GARRETT, CONCIA LADESIREE
GARRETT, COREY JEROME
GARRETT, JUSTIN JEROME
GARRETT, SHAUNQUITHA NICHELLE
GELDARD, ROBERT MYERS
GENTRY, WILLIAM TAYLOR
GEORGE, SHAYLON DAWN
GERARDO, JOSE LUGO
GILCHRIST, JOSHUA LEE
GILES, KATORIA DONIESE
GILLEON, TY GARRETT
GILLETTE, ADAM NATHANIEL
GODSEY, RALPH
GOMEZ, ARTEMISA
GOMEZ, MARTIN
GOMEZ, RICARDO
GONZALES, RYAN ALEXANDER
GONZALEZ, ANTOLIN MARTINEZ
GONZALEZ, NAYELI
GONZALEZ, OMAR ALEJANDRO
GONZALEZ, PEPE
GONZALEZ, PERFECTO MAX
GONZALEZ, SAFERINO
GONZALEZ-MARTINEZ, YOLANDA
GONZALEZ-PAREDES, JOSE IVAN
GOODWIN, JONAS DEWAUN
GOTREAUX, DUSTIN ROSS
GRAHAM, PAUL BRYAN
GRAVES, CARRIE E
GREEN, DONTE JACOVEE
GREEN, SAMUEL DAVIS
GREENE, RAVEN SHARLENE
GREGORY, AUSTIN AARON
GREGORY, SHANNE SHEQUAN
GRIFFIN, ANTHONY EARL
GRIFFIN, LEREGINALD RENADO
GUIDRY, EARL JOSEPH
GUNTER, JOSEPH KEITH
GUTIERREZ, JOSE A
GUZMAN-LAGUNA, ENRIQUE
HAGGERTY, KENDRICK DERRELL
HAILOUZ, JAMAL
HALE, FLESHA KAY
HALL, LASHELDA
HALL, TONY WAYNE JR
HAMBLEN, JOHN RICHARD
HAMILTON, CLIFTON BENARD
HAMILTON, IVAN EARL
HAMILTON, MACK HENRY
HAMMERS, CHRISTINA
HARDEN, SHAQUEENA DAROSA
HARPER, RODRIQUEZ LANEZ
HARRIS, ABISHAI DURANT
HARRIS, DEJUAN SHAMAR
HARRIS, JUSTIN LEE
HARRIS, MARLICIA DJONMIKA
HARRIS, SANDRA KAY
HARRIS, WILLIE CLYDE
HARVEY, STEPHEN LEE
HATHORN, JACKIE WRIGHT
HAWKINS, LATOYA
HAYNES, HOWARD GENE
HEAVIRLAND, KIMBERLY D
HENDRICKS, BILLY KYLE
HENDRICKS, DEREK WAYNE
HENDRY, JOSHUA KENT
HENRY, GEORGE LEE
HENRY, TONY RAY
HERNANDEZ, MARICELA RAMIREZ
HERNANDEZ, MARTA
HERNANDEZ, ROBERTO GUZMAN
HERNANDEZ, YESENIA
HEWITT, LYNTROY
HICKS, KEELY LAREEN
HIDALGO, SAUL DEDIOS
HIGHTOWER, ALEXANDRIA SIMONE
HIGHTOWER, JARED ALLEN DEWAYNE
HILL, JALISA MONA
HILL, JONATHAN LEE
HINES, CHATRICK TYRONE
HODGE, BRIAN TIMOTHY JR
HODGE, SYLVIA JEANETT
HOFFMAN, BRANDON JAMES
HOLBROOK, LOGAN TYLER
HOLLOWAY, ASHLEY ANNETTE
HOLMAN, CHARRIKA DANIELLE
HOLMAN, CHELSEY
HOLMAN, CHELSEY
HOLMES, BENNY EARL
HOLT, WENDY KALEEN
HOOK, JAMES MATTHEW
HOOPER, CURTIS DEWAYNE
HOPKINS, JUSTIN ADAM
HOWARD, AARON EARL
HOWARD, CASSANDRA
HOWARD, CHRISTOPHER JOEL
HOWELL, THOMAS DARRELL
HUBBARD, ANDRIA CHARMINE
HUBBARD, J L
HUBBARD, JAMISHA
HUBBARD, MARK DEWAYNE
HUBBARD, SHELIA R
HUDSON, DYLAN WAYNE
HUGHES, BRANDY MICHELE
HUGHES, LISA FAYE
HUNT, DEMARCUS KENYUN
HUNT, SHAMEKA
HUSBAND, SHAE MACHELL
HUTTO, SHELIA LYNN
INGALLS, TINA MARIE
INGRAM, TIORA LACOLE
ISAAC, DAYREION DONANTER
JACKSON, DAVID P II
JACKSON, JAMES RAY
JACKSON, MARQUIS
JACKSON, REBECCA SUE
JACKSON, ROBERT WAYNE
JACKSON, RODNEY DEWAYNE
JANKOWIAK, SHAWN ALAN
JARONITZKY, STEPHEN FOSTER JR
JASSO, JESSICA DORA
JENKINS, CEDRIC
JENKINS, DOMINIC TERRELL
JERNIGAN, AMANDA KAYE/WALLER
JIMENEZ, EZEQUIAS
JINKINS, JESSE PAT III
JOBES, SHERRIE RENEE
JOHNSON, ALEASIER LANELL
JOHNSON, BOBBY GLENN
JOHNSON, COREKA MONIQUE
JOHNSON, DANIELLE RENEE
JOHNSON, EVERETT JEROME
JOHNSON, JACOREY SEMON
JOHNSON, JENNIFER ANTIONETTE
JOHNSON, MIRACLE A
JOHNSON, MITCHELL REAGAN
JOHNSON, MONROE III
JOHNSON, NAKEDRA MECOLE
JOHNSON, SHANQUANA DALNISHA
JOHNSON, TIMOTHY PAUL
JOHNSON, TREY
JONES, DAMEON MARCEL
JONES, DAMION RASHOD
JONES, MCKENZIE HOPE
JONES, ROBERT JOSEPH
JONES, RODERICK
JONES, SARAH DENISE
JONES, TAMMIE RACHIAL
JUAREZ, ALEJANDRO OJEDA
KEELE, JUDITH FLEMING
KENDRICK, SHANE MARK
KIRLIN, KORY RICHARD
KUYKENDALL, DANNY PAUL JR
LANDAVERDE, JOSE A
LANDEROS, ULLOA IDANIA DEL CARMEN
LANE, TAMAREIA
LARA, CHRISTIAN
LARA, RIGOBERTO
LAWERY, KEVIN
LAWRENCE, SAMUEL STEPHEN
LEE, ANTWYONE REGINA
LEE, MARY FANCHER
LEE, THOMAS C
LEON, JUAN LUIS
LINDSEY, CODY SCOTT
LISTER, KEVIN DEON
LITAOUI, OLLIE
LITTON, DEMARCUS DEVON
LONG, CHARLIE DIVONNE
LOPEZ, CLAUDIA GARZA
LOPEZ, GISIEL
LOPEZ, JUAN
LOPEZ, LUIS HERNANDEZ
LOPEZ, RAFAEL PINEDA
LOPEZ, SUSANA
LOPEZ-MARTINEZ, OTONIEL
LOVE, KEITH BERNARD
LOVELL, CASSIE ANN
MACIAS, JUAN
MALONE, HAROLD ASIA JR
MALONE, SABRINA
MANCHACK, SARAH ABRIELE
MARRERO, PEDRO
MARSHALL, TRAVION MONTREZ
MARTIN, ANGEL LAGAIL
MARTIN, JODY ALLEN
MARTIN, TYLER
MARTINEZ RODRIGUEZ, CLAUDIA N
MARTINEZ, BEATRIZ
MARTINEZ, BRAULIO
MARTINEZ, FATIMA
MARTINEZ, FRANCISCO
MARTINEZ, JOSE ISABEL
MARTINEZ, MANUEL
MARTINEZ, MEGUEL
MARTY, DEBRA MORMAN
MATHIS, JESSICA LYNN
MAXEY, TAKOSHA MEOSHE
MAYFIELD, WILLIAM
MCBEE, TARA ANN
MCCAA, MEAGAN HELAINE
MCCOLLISTER, DAKOTA
MCCOLLISTER, ERIC LAKEITH
MCCOLLISTER, MELISA MEANN
MCCOLLISTER, ROSHAYLA DIANE
MCDONALD, NORMAN GAYLE
MCGREW, SHANNA DANYLE
MCMULLEN, RUSSELL DAVE
MEDLEY, JONATHON KEITH
MENDEZ, ALBERTO COYACTLE
MENDOZA, JOSE
MESHELL, MITCHELL P
MESHELL-REIN, NATALIE CHRISTA
MICHEL, JARED KYLE
MICHONSKI, BRITTNEY SHEA
MICKLES, ASHLEY M
MILLER, DEBRIYONIA LASHAWNTEIA
MILLER, LAURIE MAYO
MILLS, CHRISTY
MILLS, CHRISTY BORDERS
MIMS, DAVID QUINCY
MITCHELL, BRODERICK DESHON
MITCHELL, DESILU DLANE
MITCHELL, TIMOTHY SCOTT
MONTELONGO, HUGO DAVID
MORALES, RIGOBERTO CORNELIO
MOSES, MATTHEW RYAN
MOUTON, ALICE SHANTELL
MUNOZ, NOE SEGURA
MURPHY, CHAD ALAN
MURPHY, DYLAN DEAN
MURRAY, CHRISTOPHER BOYD
NAQUIN, TREY MICHAEL
NASH, JOSEPH RAY
NAVA, DAISY
NAVA, SEBASTIAN INDALECIO
NEAL, STEPHANI MICHELE
NELSON, CODY LEE
NICHOLS, HEATH LAINE
NICKERSON, ARTIS JAMES
NOBLES, SEDARRIN DE SHAWN
NORRIS, LANDRY GENE JR
NORWOOD, LYNSIE
NU, LAH
OH, JOON YEOL
OJEDA, ODILON
OLSSON, GARRETT WADE
ONTIVEREZ, ANTONIO
ORITZ, JUAN
OROZCO, REYNALDO
ORTIZ, JESUS
OWEN, CODY ALLEN
OWENS, JACOBY JAMALL
OWENS, MARVIN
OWENS, THERESA ELLEN
PADRON, RITO
PARKER, MISTY DAWN
PARKER, TIERRA
PARKS, LANCE LEE
PARKS, SHANOVEIAH CONSANDRA
PARMER, LESA TYLER
PARRIE, ERVIN W JR
PATIN, BRANDON JOSEPH
PATTERSON, JAMES VAUGHN
PATTON, TRAVIS
PAYNE, MICHELLE NICOLE
PECINA-ACUNA, ADAN
PENA, MARY GAIL
PENA, MIGUEL
PENNINGTON, CHINITRA CYNTA
PERALAS, CARLOS
PERALTA, CIRO JR
PEREZ, BRENDA RODRIGUEZ
PEREZ, JESUS ANGEL JR
PEREZ, ROGELO PEREZ
PEREZ, ROLONDO
PETERSON, GREGORY LENELL JR.
PETTAWAY, JEANICOLE NAJEE
PIERCE, JENNIFFER MICHELLE
PINKSTON, KANDACE MICHELLE
PITTS, TIWANEKA NEICHELLE
POLK, HOLLIS WILSON
POLK, JAMES ARTHUR JR
POLLEY, LANIKA ROCHELLE
POLLEY, SEBRENA JANAEE
POLLEY, STEPHANIE RONA
POLLEY, TIMOTHY ANTONIO
POSADAS, FRANCISCO
PRESTON, JERMAINE TERRENCE
PROVOST, JOSEPH DARNELL
PUGH, CURTIS LEE
RAINES, ALVIN KEITH
RAMEY, ALTON EARL
RAMIREZ, JOEL DELACRUZ
RAMIREZ, MARIA
RAMIREZ, SANTIAGO CHABLE
RAMIREZ-REYES, ROGELIO
RANDALL, JACOB O
RATCLIFF, SHAMARCUS LEDELL
RATCLIFF, YOLANDA KEANYA
RATHER, YONDI
RAYMOND, THOMAS DUANE
REDMOND, KEAUNDRA NASHAWN
REH, KLAW
RESENDEZ, YOSSIO
REYES, ISMAEL JR
REYNOLDS, MATTHEW RYAN
RICHARDSON, CHRISTINA MICHELLE
RICHARDSON, GEORGE III
RICHARDSON, LA DEIRDRE DARNAE
RIDGEWAY, RAYMOND ANTHONY
RIGGS, CASEY RICHARD
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RIVAS-GAMBRA, CHRISTIAN ALEJANDRO
RIVERA, CARLOS JR
RIVERS, TIFFANY L
ROARK, ETHAN ALLEN EDWARD
ROBERTS, JACQUELYN DESHAN
ROBERTSON, BRANDON MICHAEL
ROBERTSON, CHRISTOPHER DE SHAUN
ROBINS, ANDRE
ROBINSON, MONICA MICHELLE
ROBISON, DERRICK WAYNE
RODRIGUEZ, ENRIQUE
RODRIGUEZ, JESSICA
RODRIGUEZ, JOE
RODRIGUEZ, OSCAR ALMEIDA
RODRIGUEZ-MONREAL, JOSE ROBERTO
ROJAS, LAZARO
ROLLAND, THOMAS MARKELL
ROSS, SHANQUITA DYTRECE
RUBINS, JOHN
RUCKER, SAKEIDRIC TYRONE
RUIZ, EMIGDIO FLORENZIO
RUIZ, JOANNA
RUIZ-PEREZ, JOSE LUIS
RUSHTON, JOSIE
RUSSELL, RONALD KEITH
RUSSO, ANTHONY MICHAEL
SALAS, JONATHAN LAWRENCE
SALAZAR, RAYMOND GILBERT
SALAZAR-GONZALEZ, GEMA
SALINAS, GISELLE
SANCHEZ, RAMUALDO CASTILLO
SANCHEZ, ROGERT CORREA
SANCHEZ, SANDY ISABEL
SANDERS, DAVID WAYNE
SANDERS, JEROME MAC
SANDERS, PRISCILLA NELSHALL
SANDOVAL, FRANCISCO ALVAREZ
SANTIAGO, PEDRO MALDONADO
SANTOS, ISREAL AGUILAR
SAVORE, GERSHUNANA KENYANANA
SEGUNDO, GUEVARA
SHEPPARD, HEATH EUGENE
SHIELDS, STACIE QUINN
SIMMONS, RANDY ALAN
SIMON, GARY PATRICK II
SIMPSON, ADRAIN DEJUAN
SIMS, MICHEAL DEWAYNE
SLAYDON, TONYA SUE
SMALL, STEPHANIE MARIA
SMITH, BRITTEN BERNARD
SMITH, BRITTNEY NICOLE
SMITH, CAROLYN ELIZABETH
SMITH, CHELCE LEIGHANN
SMITH, JAMES CARLTON
SMITH, JIMMY G
SMITH, JOE CLYDE
SMITH, KEVIN D
SMITH, PAUL JR
SMITH, WARNETTA TYRICE
SNIDER, RICKY LYNN
SOPHUS, TAMIKA
SOTO, RAFAEL LAMAR
SOWELL, SAVANNAH MARIE
SPARKS, CHAYCE MATTHEW
SPERLING, AIMEE RAE
STANDLEY, GREGORY DELCHRISTOP
STEPHENS, DAVID GERARD
STEPP, DEVON RAY
STEWARD, PERTISHA MICHELL
STOMBER, MATTHEW QUINN
STOUT, KATIE JO
STRONG, NANCY GRANT
SUASTE-LEON, JUAN
SUELL, BLANDELL
SUELL, JOE LEWIS JR
SUER, RICHARD HENRY JR.
SWEET, ANTHONY DAVID
TAYLOR, RODRIQUEZ MIGUEL
TAYLOR, TARA LANETTE
TERRANCE, VERNELL GATLIN
THOMAS, DAYNA KAROLL
THOMAS, DEMMERICK KIADLAMON
THOMAS, ELIZABETH SUE
THOMAS, JENNIFER VEATRICE
THOMAS, MICHAEL ANTHONY
THOMAS, MICHAEL DEWAYNE
THOMPSON, CONTESHA
THOMPSON, JOHN MELVIN III
THORNTON, RICHARD GLENN JR
THROWER, CURTIS ALLEN JR
TILLOTSON, DAVID VINCENT
TIPPS, JAVENSEN HOWARD
TOTRE, JOSE
TUCKER, RICHARD COLE
VALDEZ, ESTEBAN M
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VAUGHN, SAMANTHA KAY
VAZQUEZ, FEDERICO
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VIGIL, CARMEN GONZALEZ-ALEMAN
VILLARREAL, BELINDA
VILLEGAS, CRISTIAN OSWALDO
VILLEGAS, NOHEMI
WADE, BILLY WAYNE
WADE, DEVEREK DIVANTWUN
WADKINS, KATTIE BRANDIE
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WAGSTAFF, LANCE ALLEN
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WARREN, DARINDA WHITLOCK TAYLOR
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WEBER, REBECCA
WHEELER, CHARLES WESLEY
WHELESS, HEATHER NICOLE
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WHITE, PATSHALLA MICHELLE
WHITLEY, MICHAEL WANE
WIGGINS, DAVID JR
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WILLIAMS, DEDRICK
WILLIAMS, DOUGLAS WAYNE JR
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WILLIAMS, JERON BAKEIL
WILLIAMS, JULIE MARSHALL
WILLIAMS, JUSTIN CLAY
WILLIAMS, RODNEY DEMOND
WILLIS, SHAYLA JADE
WILSON, TRE-XENA
WISE, JOHNATHAN
WOODHATCH, DANIEL BLADE-SANFORD
WRIGHT, BICKEY
WYATTS, MIKE
YANES, JESUS
YARBROUGH, JONATHAN DEWAYNE
YARBROUGH, PATRICIA MONAE
YOUNG, KELLEY K
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ZAMORA, KEVIN JACOB
ZAMORANO, JOSE
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McDaniel Arrested


 

 

 

UPDATE: McDaniel was arrested Feb. 23 at 11:58 a.m. on CR 1443 in Center. 

 

 

 
Center Crime Stoppers is seeking information on the whereabouts of John Cody McDaniel, 34, of Center. McDaniel has active felony warrants for Burglary of a Habitation (F-2) and Burglary of a Building (F-4).
 
McDaniel is described as a white male, 6’0” tall, weighing 170 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He has tattoos on his arms and back.
 
Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information should call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online atwww.centercrimestoppers.com. Remember you don't have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.
 
If a caller does not wish to remain anonymous or receive a reward, they may call the Shelby County Sheriff's Office at 936-598-5600 or 936-572-1468 and speak with Chief Deputy DJ Dickerson.
 
If anyone is found to be hindering the apprehension, harboring or concealing, providing or aiding with any means of avoiding arrest or effecting escape or warns McDaniel of impending discovery or apprehension will be arrested and charged in accordance to Penal Code 38.05 Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution, a Felony 3 offense.

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San Augustine Wolf Update


 

 

The Wolf Pack were down by 10 points but stormed back to win 67-63! Next up are the Pirates of Deweyville! Gametime is 7:00 pm this Friday (Feb 24) at Woodville HS Gymnasium. AWESOME WIN and GO WOLVES!

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Cram the Coliseum


 

 

 

 

The SFA Ladyjack and Lumberjack basketball teams are ready for Cram the Coliseum when they take on Northwestern State on Thursday, March 2. The women's game begins at 5:30 p.m., and the men's game will start at 8 p.m. in the William R. Johnson Coliseum at the intersection of E. College St. and University Dr.
 
"Cram the Coliseum is the perfect opportunity for the community to support the partnership the Nacogdoches County Chamber has with SFA Athletics," said Ted Smith, chamber of commerce Vice Chairman Community Development. "Plus, we are looking at a high-level of rivalry with Northwestern State, so no one would want to miss these games."
 
All Nacogdoches County Chamber members received 10 tickets in the February mail packet.
 
"The tickets can be shared with anyone, including employees and coworkers, clients and customers, family and friends," Smith said. "A limited number of tickets are also available and ready for pick up at the chamber."
 
Cram the Coliseum tickets are compliments of SFA Athletics Department. For all SFA athletic event schedules, please visit www.sfajacks.com. Go to www.nacogdoches.org for more information about this and other Nacogdoches County Chamber events or call 936-560-5533.
 
 
 

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Shelby County Lifestock Show


 

February 23, 2017 - Plans for the 2017 Annual Shelby County Livestock Show are set.  The show will be held on Thursday, March 2rd at the Shelby County Expo Center.  The sale will be held Saturday, March 4th, at the John Dean Windham Civic Center, meal starting at 6:00PM.
 
Weigh in of the market animals will begin at 7:30 a.m. and continue until 9:00 a.m.  The show will start at 10:00 a.m. with Rabbits and the Lambs, the Goats, Swine and Cattle will follow.  The Rabbits will be judged by Sherry Poindexter.  Carl Muntean, will judge lambs, goats, swine and cattle.  Kristen Powers, Show Emcee, stated, “I am excited about this year’s show with all the hard work and dedication that the exhibitors have put towards their animal projects.  There are over 105 entries at this show which are trying to be selected for the auction and premium awards.”  
 
Last year’s sale Champion steer was purchased by Hawkeye Hunting Club.   Border’s Poultry Supply and Heritage Land Bank won the bid for the Champion Swine.  Farmer’s State Bank purchased the Champion goat, and Texas State Bank, Shelby Veterinary Associates, Cockrell Farms, Toledo Finance Corp., Shoop Insurance/LPL Financial/Cash Now, 96 Equipment Inc.,  and Steel Building Supply bought the Champion lamb.
 
The Bar-B-Que for the buyer’s and exhibitors will start at 6:00 p.m. followed by the auction at 7:00 p.m. at the Windham Civic Center. “If you have a chance, come and see what the youth of Shelby County have been doing with their time.”  Stated Lane Dunn, County Extension Agent. “The Shelby County Livestock show continues to grow each year which in part is due to the continued support of our youth by local businesses and the community.” The public is invited to attend the events of the day and support the youth of our county.
 

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Controlled Burn National Forest Service


 

 

Officials with the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, Sabine National Forest, have advised a prescribed burn located in Compartment 30,37-41, 4,943 acres. This area is located in Ragtown. Winds are predicted from the South at 10-15mph. Please see the attached map of the projected burn areas.  
 
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Sabine Ranger District office at: 
(409-625-1940)
 
 

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Nacogdoches Film Festival


 

 

 

 

 

The sixth annual Nacogdoches Film Festival, a celebration of the art and entertainment of film in all its forms, will take place this weekend beginning tomorrow through Sunday, Feb. 26, in downtown Nacogdoches, on campus and other venues in town.
 
Funds raised by the festival help provide scholarships to film students in SFA’s College of Fine Arts, and also provide financial assistance to the annual SFA Summer Feature Film Production.
 
This year’s event includes a star-studded lineup of featured guests, including Oscar-nominated screenwriter and director Al Reinert, who wrote the screenplay for Apollo 13.
 

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Shelbyville Band Boosters Meeting


 

The Shelbyville Band Boosters will be having their regular monthly meeting on Monday, February 27th at 6pm in the Band Hall.   Parents are urged to attend.
 

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Timpson Bear Update Groundbreaking Ceremony


 

 

 

 

Timpson ISD Bear Update
2/23/2017
 
 
The Groundbreaking for the Timpson ISD construction and improvement project was at 10:00 a.m. at the fieldhouse area (at the south end of the football field).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Track Update - The Jr. High Track meet that was previously scheduled for February 20th is rescheduled for Monday, February 27th @ Alto.
 
There will be no Jr. High track meet @ Groveton on Friday March 3rd.
 

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Tiger Daily Tiger Bus


 

Tiger Daily
 
 
 
Please visit our district web page for other details on our school:
www.tenahaisd.com
 
(The calendar provides the most up to date events)
 
 
 
February 23, 2017-Report Cards; 6:30 pm at Angelina College-Tigers vs
Broaddus
 
February 24, 2017-Lady Tigers at Leon HS 7:30 pm; Early Release 1:30 pm
 
February 25, 2017-Lady Tigers at Leon HS 12 Noon if WIN
 
February 27, 2017-Yellowjacket Relays in Alto-JH Track
 
March 2, 2017-Test Training; Texas History Month; HS Track-Groveton Relays
 
March 3, 2017- HS Groveton Relays in Groveton; Texas Flag Day
 
March 7, 2017-JH Track-Garrison Relays
 
March 9, 2017-HS Track-Garrison Relays
 
 
 
Tigers Look to Move Through Area Against Broaddus
 
Tonight at 6:30 PM the Tiger Boys Basketball team looks to advance to the
Region III Quarterfinals against the Broaddus Bulldogs at Angelina College.
The Tigers relied on a stifling 3rd quarter defensive effort Tuesday against
New Summerfield on their way to the Bi-District win.  Tickets tonight are $5
for adults and $3 for students.  District 22-2A and 23-2A passes will be
accepted. 
 
 
 
 
 
Holiday Hoops Part II??
 
Tomorrow in Jewett, TX at Leon High School, a second version of the Holiday
Hoops tourney is on hand.  That's right, the Class 2A Region III Tournament
features three schools that walked away from Holiday Hoops as trophy
winners. The only "non-Holiday Hoops" team is Woden.  In the first game,
Holiday Hoops 3rd Place winner and the state's #2 ranked LaPoynor Flyerettes
will take on Woden at 5:00 PM.  The night cap features the 5th place
Centerville Tigers from Holiday Hoops and our very own #8 ranked Holiday
Hoops runners-up, the Tenaha Lady Tigers.  
 
Across other regional tournaments in girls' action, three additional Holiday
Hoops participants have also advanced to their respective Regional
tournaments.  Lipan will be represented in Class A Region III, as will Dodd
City.  And in Class 2A Region II, Holiday Hoops Tournament Champion and
State ranked #1 Martins Mill will participate.  What a tribute to the Tenaha
brand and tradition that so many of the state's very best programs choose us
to hone their skills during the Holidays.
 
 
 
 
 
FAN BUS INFORMATION FOR LADY TiGERS GAME
 
LOCATION: Leon High School, Jewett, Texas
 
PRICE: $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for students includes roundtrip for one
person and admission into the game.  Meals are not included in the ticket
price. 
 
TIMES:  Charter Bus will leave @ 3:30 pm sharp from the Tiger parking lot.
The bus will return immediately following the game.  The return trip is
non-stop also.
 
BUS TICKETS:  To purchase a seat on the charter bus, see Regina Tovar in the
High School Office.  Your seat is reserved when payment is received.  Only
55 seats available.  
 
ALL STUDENTS/CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.  STUDENTS IN GRADES
9-12 MAY RIDE THE FAN BUS WITHOUT AN ADULT.  
 
**If the Lady Tigers win they will play Saturday at 12 pm.  A fan bus will
be provided.  Tickets for the fan bus Saturday will be $20 for adults and
$15.00 for students (includes admission to game) on a first come first serve
basis on site.  The bus will depart from Tiger parking lot at 8:30 am.  The
bus will return to Tenaha immediately following the game.  Both trips will
be non-stop.
 

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Short United Methodist Church Singing and Fellowship


 

 

Short United Methodist Church Invites you to come and enjoy an evening of Singing and Fellowship will be held at 4:00 P.M. Sunday, February 26, 2017 There will be congregational singing   as   well as special music for all to enjoy.  So bring a song or two and a covered dish.  We look forward to seeing you.  For more information contact: Kenny or Lisa Harris 936-332-5619
 

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NOTICE OF DEADLINE TO FILE APPLICATIONS FOR PLACE ON THE BALLOT


 

 
 
 
Notice is hereby given that applications for a place on the City of Joaquin Special Election ballot may be filed during the following time: 
 
Filing Dates and Times: 
Start Date: February 22, 2017  End Date March 6, 2017 
 Office Hours:8 a.m. – 4p.m. Monday – Friday 
Physical address for filing applications in person for place on the ballot: 
 
124 N. Preston
Joaquin, Texas 75954
 
 Address to mail applications for place on the ballot (if filing by mail): 
P.O. Box 237
Joaquin, Texas 75954
 
 
______AmandaWilley_____________
Printed Name of Filing Officer 
 
 

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Mission Dolores March Lunch and Learn


 

HER - STORY: WOMEN IN THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS
 
 
SAN AUGUSTINE, Texas —  Grab your lunch and a friend and head down to Mission Dolores State Historic Site on Friday, March 24th at 12:00 p.m. for the monthly “Lunch and Learn” program! 
 
The program, “Women in the Republic of Texas” will highlight the roles of several women with ties to East Texas in the formation of the Republic of Texas. As part of the City of San Augustine tricentennial celebration, Mission Dolores will hold similar lunchtime programs once a month throughout 2017, chronologically covering a variety of topics related to East Texas history. 
 
“We are excited that Weldon McDaniel, President of the Sabine County Historical Commission, will be a guest speaker for the program,” said Brooke Bonorden, site educator/interpreter at Mission Dolores State Historic Site. “What better way to celebrate Women’s History Month than by honoring notable East Texas women?!” Mr. McDaniel will supplement his program with exhibit panels, which will be on display at Mission Dolores State Historic Site for two weeks following the Lunch and Learn program.
 
Admission is free and the program will run from 12:00–1:00 p.m. Mission Dolores State Historic Site is currently open Tuesday through Sunday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information, please call 936-275-3815.
 
 
 

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Weather Update


 

 

Today - Record highs with a strong dome of HIGH pressure centered over us. We can expect to see mid 80's for a highs across the Region and Deep East Texas area.  Also expected are winds today of 15-20 mph. This is the reason the NWS Shreveport to have issued a Lake Wind Advisory that does include the Deep East Texas area. 
 
Significant wind will continue tomorrow with a LOW pressure cold front blowing through. The front is really very dry...West Texas like 20-25% humidity will be the norm. 
This cold front and dry air will bring our day time highs to more normal 60's with 40's at night for this week end.
 
A series of upper air disturbances will bring a shift in temperatures back into the 70's for highs and mid to upper 40's for lows, return the winds from the South, and load us with enough moisture from the Gulf to bring us slight chances for rain Monday thru Thursday.....although...only a total of 1/4 to 1/2 inch.  Below: This graphic is an activity you might want to consider for March 11th at the NWS Shreveport Center. I made a tour of the NWS Center and assisted with a balloon launch last year . It was very informative and it is a very worth while event even without all the other things going on with the activity booths & vendors. 
 
The balloon launch is at noon and is a real treat!!!
 
 

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Crime Stoppers Seeking Help Locating Man


 

Center Crime Stoppers is seeking information on the whereabouts of John Cody McDaniel, 34, of Center. McDaniel has active felony warrants for Burglary of a Habitation (F-2) and Burglary of a Building (F-4).
 
McDaniel is described as a white male, 6’0” tall, weighing 170 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He has tattoos on his arms and back.
 
Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information should call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online atwww.centercrimestoppers.com. Remember you don't have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.
 
If a caller does not wish to remain anonymous or receive a reward, they may call the Shelby County Sheriff's Office at 936-598-5600 or 936-572-1468 and speak with Chief Deputy DJ Dickerson.
 
If anyone is found to be hindering the apprehension, harboring or concealing, providing or aiding with any means of avoiding arrest or effecting escape or warns McDaniel of impending discovery or apprehension will be arrested and charged in accordance to Penal Code 38.05 Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution, a Felony 3 offense.
 

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Sons of Confederate Veterans Monthly Meeting


 

"Monday, February 27, 2017 - The Capt. Jesse Amason Camp # 282 Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold their regular monthly meeting February 27, 2017 at the Las Margaritas Restaurant, 110 Nacogdoches St., Center at 6:30 PM.  Come join us as we honor our Confederate Ancestors!  All interested parties are encouraged to attend, and any male descendant of a confederate soldier who was in good standing is eligible to join. The public is welcome. Those wishing to eat are asked to arrive about 6:00 PM so you’ll be ready for the program. Contact Jim Barrett (936) 254-2618 for additional information." 
 

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Rocking Axes History of Rock


 

 
The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts School of Music will present The Rockin’ Axes performing “The History of Rock” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the Twilight Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA campus.
 
The high-energy concert will feature music originally recorded by rock and pop favorites Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Michael Jackson and Earth, Wind and Fire. The Contemporary Ensemble will also perform several Stevie Wonder hits during the concert.
 
Admission is free. For 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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Drug Bust in DeSoto Parish


 

Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle wanted to inform the public of a narcotics arrest following a traffic stop on Interstate 49.  On February 14, 2017 at about 8:34 a.m., deputies working speed enforcement on Interstate 49 conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for traveling 91 mph in the 75 mph posted zone.
The deputy made contact with the driver, identified as Considine Shermin Williams Jr. (B/M - DOB: 08/27/1981) of Shreveport, LA, and informed him of the reason for the stop.  During the detention, the deputy smelled what he believed to be burnt marijuana coming from the passenger area of the vehicle and observed what appeared to be a partially burnt marijuana cigarette in the vehicle. Williams was questioned in reference to the observations and admitted to having smoked marijuana in the vehicle.  Consent was given to search the vehicle for illegal narcotics.  Williams was secured in a patrol vehicle and a backup deputy arrived to assist with the vehicle search.  Deputies located a sum of money in the console and a large duffle bag containing marijuana in the trunk of the vehicle.  Narcotics investigators later determined the sum of money totaled $3,003.00 and the marijuana was weighed to be 727 grams, or about 1.6 pounds. Williams was placed under arrest for Speeding and Possession of Schedule I CDS with Intent to Distribute.  He was transported to DeSoto Parish Detention Center where he was booked on the charges.  He is currently being held on bonds totaling
$75,292.50.
 
 

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Fourth university-wide campus reading session to take place Today


 

Fourth university-wide campus reading session to take place Thursday
 
All faculty and staff members who registered to receive a copy of the selected campus reading, “The Undergraduate Experience,” are invited to attend the fourth university-wide session at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom.
 
This session will be very important, as attendees will assist in creating concrete proposals for changes at SFA. The proposals will be based on ideas within the campus reading that received the greatest support during the three previous sessions.
 
Attendees will be able to work in groups on ideas they are most interested in. Proposals will be passed on to SFA vice presidents who will respond to ideas at a fifth and final plenary session Wednesday, March 29.
 
All readers are welcome to attend the session, regardless of whether or not they attended previous sessions.
 
Preregister for the session here. For more information, contact Megan Weatherly, instructional designer, at (936) 468-1735.

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TXDOT Celebrates 100 Years


 

TxDOT'S LUFKIN DISTRICT CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE,
STATE OF TEXAS
 
 
On Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 at 2p.m in Nacogdoches, TX on the brick street outside Nacogdoches City Hall, downtown Nacogdoches TxDOT will be celebrating their 100 year aniversary.
 
A restored, 27-foot-long 1918 Liberty Truck will help tell the district-by-district story of TxDOT's 100-year history. Along with the truck, the exhibit will feature historical photos, banners and backdrops highlighting significant dates and achievements. A TxDOT spokesperson and speakers will be available for interviews.
 
LUFKIN - The Texas Department of Transportation celebrates a century of service this year with a traveling exhibit and other events to highlight this ongoing and collaborative milestone.
From the earliest days of connecting farms and ranches to market, to the modern realities of multi-lane metropolitan highways, TxDOT now manages 80,000 miles of roadway. To commemorate this milestone, TxDOT invites the public to "Track the Truck" at TxDOT.gov/TxDOT100 and join in the celebration.
 
For media inquiries contact (936)633-4395 or Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov.
 

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Lilly Farms Nursery Opening


 

SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER
 
The Lily Farm owner, Mark Carpenter, invites the public to the opening of their 
nursery on Saturday, March 4.
 
Nacogdoches Rose
 
The Lily Farm Nursery has doubled in size from last year and now features a large
rose selection, exotic trees which include Italian Cypress and  Peppermint Peach
 Tree, fruit trees, blueberry and blackberry bushes.  He also carries several varieties
of landscaping bushes.
 
Peppermint Peach Tree
 
The nursery will be open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 
and closed on Sunday. The Lily Farm Nursery is located at 10056 Hwy 7 W 12 miles
 from Center on the right.
For more information please contact Mark Carpenter at 936-572-1962 or visit www.lilyfarm.com

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Shelbyville Playoff's


 

 
The Shelbyville Dragons are Bi-District Basketball Champions and will play
Pineywoods on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm at Central Heights High
School in  the Area Playoff Round.

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Panola Ponies Win!!!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panola men defeat nationally ranked Tyler Junior College in overtime, 82-78
 
 
Tyler, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated 15th
ranked Tyler Junior College here Wednesday evening in overtime, 82-78. The
victory propels their record to 20-7 and 12-4 in Region 14 play. The win
gives the Ponies seven straight victories. “Our guys did a tremendous job
responding to adversity all game long.” Head Coach Grant McMillan
mentioned. “New people step up for us on a nightly basis. We talk about it
every day.” He added.
 
 
After a back and fourth start, Panola took a five point lead in the middle
of the first half but could not distance themselves any farther. Tyler
found some momentum and took a 36-30 halftime lead. Tyler gradually
increased their lead in the second half and found themselves up by 11
points 55-44 with 11:37 remaining. Panola went on a 22-2 run the next seven
minutes of the game giving them a nine point lead, 66-57. Panola struggled
to catch a break the remaining minutes as Tyler chased down a long rebound
and converted on the other end to tie the ball game at 68. Panola got a
shot off as time expired but the attempt was unsuccessful.
 
 
Panola controlled overtime from the tip as they scored the first five
points of the extra frame. Tyler cut the Panola lead to three, 79-76 but
clutch free throw shooting ultimately game the Ponies the victory.
 
 
Leading the way offensively for Panola was Marlon Taylor who netted a
career high 28 points and chased down 15 rebounds. Tope Arikawe scored 16
points in the victory and TJ Killings came off the bench to score 12. Eric
McGill recorded 10 assists. As a team Panola recorded 51 rebounds and only
committed 10 turnovers.
 
 
Panola continues Region 14 play this upcoming Saturday when the host
Kilgore College. Tip off is set for 4:00 PM on the campus of Panola
College.
 

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Center Broadcasting Celebrates Our 68th Anniversary


 

 

 

 

Today Center Broadcasting Celebrated our 68th anniversary, with a good turn out including the family memebers of many of the old KDET Legends.  Tune into 930 am to hear the interviews though out the rest of the week.  

 

 

 

Pictures:

 

https://www.facebook.com/CenterBroadcastingCompany/photos/pcb.1298520783560586/1298517580227573/?type=3&theater

 

 

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St. Johns Episcopal Church Pancake Supper


 

 

 

St. Johns Episcopal Church is having its annual pancake supper on Feb. 28th Fat Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm.
 
Located at 1063 Southview Circle-96 South. Everyone is invited to attend.

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Joaquin Softball Games Cancelled


 

The Joaquin HS Softball and Baseball games scheduled for today, February 21 have been cancelled.

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Pennies for Patients


 

The deadline for "Pennies for Patients" has been extended to March 3rd. If you know a Shelbyville student, be sure to gather up your coins and let them know you want to donate to the "Leukemia and Lymphoma Society" for research to help find a cure and help with the fight against blood cancer among children, adolescents and young adults under the age of 20.

 

 

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Gates Chapel Baptist Church of Shelbyville 104th Anniversary


 

 
Gates Chapel Baptist Church of Shelbyville will host its 104th Church Anniversary program on Sunday, March 5 at 2:30pm. The special guest speaker will be Rev. Marvin Jackson, Jr. of Clayton Temple, Timpson. Everyone is invited to attend says Pastor Frankie Cooper.

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Shelby County Historical Society Meeting


 

The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting February 21, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.
 
Note: The meeting this month will be held at the Shelbyville Methodist Church. Our guest speaker this month will be Ms Merle Howard.  She will speak to us about the history of the church. Everyone is invited to attend.

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Truck Breaks Down in Center this Morning


 

At approximately 9:10 am this morning a semi-truck broke down at the intersection of Nacogdoches and San Augustine highways in Center.  According to the driver and members of the Center Fire Department, the drive shaft broke loose and spun around; puncturing the fuel tank. The driver brought the vehicle to a stop; then allowed the vehicle to roll backwards out of the intersection and back behind the traffic light.  Emergency personnel were contacted and Center Fire Department arrived there in minutes.  The Texas Department of Transportation and the Center Police Department also quickly arrived on scene.  Hopkins wrecker service was call in to transport the semi-truck.  Hughes wrecker was also on scene in case there services were needed.  The Police and Fire Departments blockaded the area. While the Department of Transportation and Center Fire Department cleaned up the diesel before towing the vehicle.   The truck was then hauled off.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Pictures:

 

https://www.facebook.com/kqbb.realcountry/posts/877857285688064

 

 

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Upcoming Basketball Games


 

 
 
The Center Roughriders basketball team has a playoff game vs. Gladewater bears today @ 6:30p.
 
 
The Tenaha Tigers basketball team has a playoff game vs. New Summerfield today @ 7:30p.
 
 
The San Augustine Wolves basketball team has a playoff game vs. Neches today @ 6:30p.
 
The Shelbyville Dragons basketball team has a playoff game vs. Cushing today @ 6p.
 
 
Tune to KQBB 100.5 FM to listen to the Center game tonight. Pregame starting at 6:10 pm.

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Weather Update


 

 

 

The graphic below shows our current weather. A second front is on its way into our area bringing with it Dense Fog to our West along a line from Dallas to Tyler and down through Austin and West of Houston. There are some light misty showers ahead of it.  Right now it is all moving NW to SE. We will also see the winds pick up from the North at around 10 mph as it passes. We could see a peak of Sun, but count on it staying cloudy for the most part today with a high of 70 degrees.
 
Sunshine for the rest of this week with temps pushing 80 degrees for a few days. 
More chances for rain toward the weekend. a stronger cool front will drop our temperatures to the upper 60's with lows in low 40's Friday and Saturday.....and, YES, windy conditions and RAIN???....By late Sunday thru wed of next week 60% chances are likely. Tom JohnsonKTXSANAU6

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Employee of the Month Center ISD


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Patroon Baptist Church to hold revival


 

 
 
 
Patroon Baptist Church will be holding a spring revival March 5 through March 8. Supper will be served each night at 6 p.m. and services will begin-at 7 p.m. The revival will be brought by Bro. George Ross from New Hope Baptist Church. Patroon Baptist Church is located at 310 FM 2261 in Shelbyville.

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Timpson ISD Groundbreaking Ceremony


 

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Track Meet Schedule Change


 

The Joaquin JH Track Meet scheduled at Alto today has been cancelled.  The
JH teams will not be attending the meet.

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Desert Storm Observation


 

On January 16, 1991, President George H. W. Bush announced the start of what
would be called Operation Desert Storm-a military operation of coalition
forces from 34 nations to expel occupying Iraqi forces from Kuwait, which
Iraq had invaded and annexed months earlier.   When the war ended on
February 28th, 1991, 148 Americans had died in battle.
 
 
 
To remember the service and sacrifice of those Americans who participated in
this war, Shelby County Memorial Veterans for Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the
Auxiliary will conduct a wreath laying at the Veterans Memorial on the
grounds of the Historic Courthouse in Center.  The program will be held
Tuesday, February 28th, at 10:00 am.  As always, the public is encouraged to
attend and help honor Desert Storm Veterans.  Questions contact Post
Quartermaster Larry Hume at 598-2976.
 

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Panola Baseball Team Goes to Mississippi Wins 13-0


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Panola College Baseball program took their annual trip to Mississippi
this past weekend to take on Copiah Lincoln Community College of Wesson
Mississippi and Hinds Community College of Raymond Mississippi.   Panola
won all four games by scoring a total of 37 runs and only allowing 3 runs
through four games on the weekend.  With the wins Panola now extends their
record to 11-2 on the season.  Panola will be back at home this weekend to
take on the Texas Post Grad Academy of McKinney Texas in a double header on
Friday – 24th of February.  Game times are set for 2pm and 4pm.
 
 
 
*Taylor Tomlin Throws Shutout As Panola College Defeats Copiah Lincoln
Community College *
 
 
*Taylor Tomlin* (Center, TX) didn't allow a single run as Panola College
defeated Copiah Lincoln Community College 13-0 on Friday.
 
 
*Christian Boulware* (Dallas, TX) led Panola to victory by driving in six
runs.  He went 3-for-4 at the plate. Boulware drove in runs on a home run
in the first, a single in the third, and a home run in the fifth.
 
 
Panola took an early lead in the first inning.  Panola scored two runs when
Boulware homered with two outs in the first inning.  Panola scored eight
runs in the third inning.  Panola scored on a home run by *Austin De Leon*
(Frisco, TX), a single by Boulware, a walk by *Julian Flores* (Richland,
TX), a single by *Chandler Morris* (The Woodlands, TX), and a home run by
De Leon.
 
 
Taylor Tomlin earned the win for Panola.  He went five innings,
surrendering zero runs, three hits, striking out four, and walking zero.
 
 
Home runs for Panola came when De Leon homered in the third and fifth
innings and Boulware homered in the first and fifth innings.
 
 
Panola had 13 hits in the game.  Boulware, *Colby Price* (Nederland, TX),
De Leon, and *John Mike Bounds* (Beckville, TX) each collected multiple
hits for Panola.  Panola was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error.
Logan Bailey made the most plays with nine.
 
 
 
 
 
*Four Pitchers Team Up As Panola College Shuts Out Copiah Lincoln Community
College In Game 2.*
 
 
Panola defeated Copiah Lincoln Community College 9-0 in game two on Friday
as four pitchers combined to throw a shutout. *Cole Clinton* (Carthage, TX)
induced a groundout from McLrod to finish off the game.
 
 
*Chandler Morris* (The Woodlands, TX) led Panola to victory by driving in
four runs.  He went 3-for-3 at the plate.  Morris drove in runs on a home
run in the third and a single in the sixth.
 
 
Panola took an early lead in the second inning*.  Austin De Leon's*
(Frisco, TX) sac fly scored one run for Panola.  Panola scored six runs in
the third inning on a double by *Colton Oberthier* (Hallsville, TX), a
single by *Logan Berlof* (McKinney, TX), a home run by Morris, and a single
by *Austin Blakeley* (Hallsville, TX)
 
 
Kyle Rogers earned the win for Panola.  He went four innings, surrendering
zero runs, one hit, striking out one, and walking zero.  Three relievers
helped Panola close out the victory.  *Juan Mateo* (Santo Domingo, DR), *Rancy
Nunez* (Santo Domingo, DR) and Clinton all threw one inning in relief.
 
 
Panola had 13 hits in the game.  Blakeley, Morris, and Berlof each
collected multiple hits for Panola.  Blakeley with four hits in five at
bats.  Panola was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error.  Blakeley
made the most plays with nine chances.
 
 
 
 
 
*Hallsville Duo Team Up Again As Panola College Shuts Out Hinds Community
College*
 
 
Panola College defeated Hinds Community College 6-0 in game one on Saturday
as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout*.  Colton Brasher* (Hallsville,
TX) induced a fly out from Davis to finish off the game.
 
 
Panola scored two runs in the sixth inning and four runs in the seventh
inning. Panola scored its runs on and errors in the sixth and a three run
homerun *Christian Boulware* (Dallas, TX) in the seventh.
 
 
*Logan Bailey* (Hallsville, TX) earned the win for Panola.  He went six
innings, allowing zero runs, three hits, striking out eight, and walking
zero.
 
 
*Austin Blakeley* (Hallsville, TX), Boulware, and *Chandler Morris* (The
Woodlands, TX) all had one hit to lead Panola.
 
 
 
 
 
*Panola College Jumps Out To Early Lead In Victory Over Hinds Community
College*
 
 
Panola College defeated Hinds Community College 9-3 in game two on Saturday
thanks to a strong start. Panola scored on a single by *Colby Price*
(Nederland, TX) in the second inning.
 
 
Panola secured the victory thanks to five runs in the fourth inning.
Panola scored on a double by *Andrew Pace* (Beaumont, TX), a single by *Cal
Smith* (Keller, TX), a walk by *Chandler Morris* (The Woodlands, TX), and a
walk by *Duke Ellis* (Nacogdoches, TX).
 
 
Panola captured the lead in the first inning on *George Valdez's* (Forney,
TX) sac fly scored one run for Panola.  Hinds evened things up at one in
the bottom of the first inning.  Panola scored five runs in the fourth
inning.  Panola took the lead for good with three runs in the second inning
on *Logan Berlof’s* (McKinney, TX) sacrifice fly to drive in a run, Pace
hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run, and Price singled, driving in one
run.
 
 
*Miles Dunn* (Conroe, TX) earned the win for Panola.  He pitched two
innings, allowing zero runs, two hits, striking out one, and walking zero.
 
 
*Cayne Ueckert* (Jasper, TX) started the game for Panola. He threw two
innings, allowing two runs, two hits, and striking out two.
 
 
Panola collected ten hits.  Ellis, Smith, and Pace each collected multiple
hits for Panola.  Pace, Smith, and Ellis each managed two hits to lead
Panola.
 
 
 
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Panola College Warns About Caller ID Spoofing


 

 
Panola College has received dozens of phone calls in the past few days
reporting the problem of receiving a phone call from the College attempting
to sell long-term health insurance and burial insurance. Panola College
confirms these calls did not originate from the Panola College campus and
is apparently the work of somebody using technology to mask the true source
of the calls, commonly referred to as “caller ID spoofing” in the
telecommunications industry.
 
Caller ID spoofers masquerade as representatives from other agencies by
forging the display on your caller ID to manipulate callers into answering
and giving out personal information.
 
Panola College would like to remind you that if you receive one of these
calls to never give out personal information if you are at all suspicious
of a phone call. If you get an inquiry from someone who says they represent
a company or a government agency seeking personal information, hang up and
call the phone number to verify the authenticity of the request.
 
If you receive a call and you suspect caller ID information has been
falsified, you can file a complaint with the FCC at www.fcc.gov.
 

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Honoring Missionary Brenda Carrillo


 

 
There will be a appreciation service honoring missionary Brenda Carrillo on February 26th at 2:30 p.m at the Bennet Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with a message given by Pastor: Terrance Hicks with the Power of The Word Ministries. 

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Waving Fees For Presidents Day


 

 

 

 

 

The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas is waiving day-use fees at recreation sites February 20 for Presidents’ Day.
 
“Our public lands are open to everyone, and we hope these free days offer an incentive to all people to visit any of the 193 million acres of land held in trust for their enjoyment and use,” U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said.
 
No fees are charged at any time on 98 percent of national forests and grasslands. Approximately two-thirds of developed recreation sites in national forests and grasslands can be used for free. 
 
Camping fees remain in effect, but day-use fees will be waived on Feb. 20 at these recreation areas and trails:
 
Angelina National Forest – Caney Creek and Townsend.
Sabine National Forest – Haley’s Ferry, Ragtown, East Hamilton, Indian Mounds, Lakeview and Willow Oak. 
Davy Crockett National Forest – Ratcliff Lake and Piney Creek Horse Trail.
Sam Houston National Forest – Cagle Boat Ramp, Scotts Ridge Boat Ramp and the Multi-Use Trail.
Caddo and Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands – Coffee Mill Lake, Bois d’Arc Trail, Black Creek Lake, Valley View and TADRA.
 
For more information, visit us on the web at www.fs.usda.gov/texas

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Upcoming Election in Tenaha


 

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New JFK Stamp


 

 

 

 

 

BOSTON — Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan today dedicated a Forever stamp commemorating the centennial of the birth of our nation’s 35th President, John F. Kennedy. The Presidents Day first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony took place at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston to kick off the 6th Annual Presidents Day Family Festival. Kennedy was born May 29, 1917.
 
The stamp features a 1960 photograph by Ted Spiegel of Kennedy campaigning for president in Seattle. The artwork accompanying the stamp, showing Kennedy in a reflective pose, is a 1970 oil painting by Aaron Shikler (courtesy of the White House / White House Historical Association). As today is a national holiday, the Forever stamp is only available at the event. It will be available nationwide in Post Offices February 21. Customers may order the stamps now at usps.com/shop.
Followers of the U.S. Postal Service’s Facebook page can view streaming video of the event at facebook.com/USPS. The public is asked to share the news on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #JFKStamps
 
“Today, representing the 640,000 men and women of the United States Postal Service, I can tell you that the spirit of public service remains as vital as when President Kennedy elevated the ideal in his moving and eloquent first inaugural address,” said Brennan. “He dignified and gave voice to the pride in serving the nation that every postal employee feels. It is for this reason that the Postal Service takes special pride in honoring President Kennedy today.” 
Joining Brennan in the dedication were Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA); Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA); John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Executive Director Steven Rothstein; and stamp image photographer Ted Spiegel. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Acting Director James Roth served as Master of Ceremonies. John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Board member Matthew Kennedy also attended the ceremony.
 
“In the American people he served, President Kennedy discovered a fearless optimism and extraordinary empathy. Despite divisions and differences, he believed every citizen shared an unbreakable, common bond to push an imperfect country towards justice and progress. This stamp will not only commemorate the centennial of his birth, but the values that make this country strong, fair and kind,” said Congressman Kennedy.
 
The Iconic Photograph
 
“The photograph was taken Sept. 6, 1960, in Victory Square, Seattle, adjacent to downtown’s Olympic Hotel,” recalled Spiegel, describing his iconic photograph captured nearly 57 years ago. “Senator Kennedy was in the first week of his campaign for the presidency: his itinerary was nation spanning — Maine to Alaska. Seated by the podium from which he would deliver his first speech in Seattle, he was looking up at office building windows crammed with cheering supporters. It was a highly energetic moment and one could sense Kennedy subsuming the place and people surrounding him. Soon he would address thousands at Seattle’s Civic Auditorium.
His remarks closed with these words: ‘I have called the challenge of the future the new frontier….my call is to those who believe in the future….I want you to join me….give me your help, your heart, your voice….and this country will move again.’ For me this photograph captures Kennedy sensing his responsibility to the public’s response.”
 
Kennedy’s Legacy
 
As the nation’s 35th president Kennedy remains for many a captivating and charismatic personality — one who appealed to the nation's higher ideals and inspired young Americans to engage in public service.
 
On Jan. 20, 1961, Kennedy, at age 43, became the nation’s first Catholic president and the youngest person elected to the presidency. In his Inaugural Address, he famously called upon Americans to “ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.”
In the early months of his administration, Kennedy announced his signature initiative, the Peace Corps, to aid people in developing nations. In May 1961, Kennedy announced the bold goal of landing a man on the Moon before the end of the decade, setting the nation on the path toward achieving the historic Moon landing in 1969.
 
During the height of the Cold War, Kennedy confronted the Soviet Union in a series of conflicts that could have escalated into a major war. During the summer of 1961, for example, he defended the status of West Berlin, a small pocket of freedom within Soviet-supported East Germany, when it came under threat from Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.
 
Kennedy opposed Khrushchev again in the fall of 1962 after Soviet forces installed nuclear missiles in Cuba. Against the urging of his military advisers to bomb the missile sites, Kennedy decided on a naval quarantine to prevent further shipments of military equipment to Cuba. After suspenseful days in which war appeared imminent, Soviet ships heading to Cuba turned back, and Khrushchev agreed to remove the missiles.
 
On June 11, 1963, Kennedy made an impassioned speech on civil rights that characterized the unequal status and treatment of blacks in America as a moral crisis. He then submitted a bill to end racial segregation, which in substance was passed after his death as the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.
 
Kennedy was assassinated Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. His death at age 46 left the nation grief-stricken, all the more so because of the unrealized potential of his presidency.

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3D Cannon


 

 

 

 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Point by point, the image of a cannon slowly materializes on the computer screen. Fine grooves in the handcrafted bronze handles shaped like dolphins prove difficult for the scanner to visualize, but eventually, with enough manipulation, a 3-D rendering of a long-submerged French cannon comes into focus.
 
"The idea of reverse-engineering the cannon so that the French can cast a duplicate has been floating around for a while," said Dr. Robert Z. Selden Jr., research associate at Stephen F. Austin State University's Center for Regional Heritage Research. "We always enjoy working with the Texas Historical Commission and have really been looking forward to beginning work on this project."
 
A storied past
The cannon in question isn't just any cannon. Its story began centuries ago in 1684 when the weapon was first loaded onto La Belle, the ship of legendary French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, the Sieur de La Salle.
 
La Salle planned to cross the ocean with four ships and 400 people and land at the mouth of the Mississippi River. There, he was to establish a colony and forge trade routes in the name of French King Louis XIV, according to the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin where the cannon from La Belle is currently housed. The plan was never realized after La Salle lost ships to pirates and disaster, sailed past his destination and was killed by his own men.
 
In 1686, La Belle wrecked in a storm and sank to the bottom of Matagorda Bay. It remained there undisturbed for 300 years. In 1995, it was discovered by Texas Historical Commission archaeologists, who then fully excavated the wreck in 1996-97. The bronze cannon was one of three found among the ship's cargo.
 
"The photos of the excavation and preservation efforts are incredible," Selden said. "The scale of that excavation, which was surrounded by a coffer dam in the middle of Matagorda Bay, was remarkable. However, it is important to remember that the cannon is only one component of a much larger story; you really have to see the exhibit that the staff at the THC and the Bullock have put together to appreciate the magnitude of that undertaking."
 
The cannon is on display on the ground floor of the Bullock Texas State History Museum in the current La Belle exhibit. It has been a central feature of the exhibit since the museum opened in 2001.
 
Scanning history
The idea of scanning the cannon arose during discussions held by staffers at the THC, the Musée national de la Marine in Paris and the Bullock Museum for a La Belle exhibit in France.
 
"Because the recovery of one of the three bronze cannons aboard the ship was key in identifying the wreck in 1995 as La Salle's lost ship, the cannons are iconic and significant artifacts," said Bradford M. Jones, collections manager of the THC's archaeology division. "At the time, however, the cost and complexity of shipping an 800-pound bronze cannon back and forth across the Atlantic was recognized as a potential limiting factor on the exhibit, and the decision was made to explore having it reproduced in either the United States or France.
 
"Because high-resolution, 3-D scanning had the potential to relatively quickly and efficiently produce a (computer-aided design) model that could be shared and reproduced in a number of media, we contacted Dr. Selden," Jones said. "Selden had previously scanned artifacts for the THC's historic sites division and participated in 3-D technology training sessions with our archaeology division's Texas Archeological Stewardship Network."
 
Selden traveled to Austin in November to generate the 3-D surface scan of the cannon using a handheld scanner. Once scanned, the digital image can be resized for reproduction and a number of other purposes.
 
"The CRHR has a reputation for accuracy, and for producing open-access 3-D meshes and solid models that can be used for additional analyses, reproductions and 3-D puzzles," Selden said. "This also is a great opportunity for SFA to solidify its leadership role in digitizing and reverse-engineering the material culture associated with Texas archaeology and history.
 
"We have the tools. We have the expertise. We have everything that we need to generate this kind of deliverable while educating our students along the way - helping them to understand theory and process while also gaining practical experience. This is just one small part of the transformative learning experience that the CRHR provides to the graduate and undergraduate students who work with us."
 
The Austin museum is planning for a final La Belle exhibit to open in 2018, where the cannon will be displayed alongside the now-reconstructed hull of the ship.
 
"Dr. Selden has been a welcome partner with the THC in the past, and this time was no different," Jones said. "He and the two CRHR interns assisting him not only conducted the work in a professional manner, but also openly shared an enthusiasm for the history and significance of the work that made it feel like a true collaboration."
 
For more information regarding ongoing work with La Belle, visit the Bullock Museums' website at www.thestoryoftexas.com/la-belle/the-exhibit.

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7 Sisters Red Hat Society Enjoy Lunch, Valentines Day, Birthday


 

The 7 Sisters Red Hat Society enjoyed a delicious lunch, Valentines Day, and Judy Carrington's  birthday at the Nettie's Nook and Sammich Shop which provided Red Hat cookies and decorations for members Queen Trudie Willis, Queen Mom Winnie Preston, Linda Bordelon, Peggy Kennedy, Mary Fausett, Sylvia Jackson, Nora Robinson, Maudie Warr, Jo Warr, and Judy Carrington.

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Fillies Win!!!


 

 
For the first time in history, the Fillies of Panola College beat Trinity
Valley Community College, 64-39.
 
While holding Trinity Valley to only 26% shooting on the night and forcing
20 turnovers, the Panola Fillies found themselves beating #10 in the
nation, last Saturday night. From the start of the game, the Fillies had
control and never let up. They opened the first quarter on a 12-2 run, and
held TVCC to 6 points.
 
With a 29-19 lead into half time, the Fillies were tied in turnovers at 10
a piece. But in the second half, PC would only add 3 more, while forcing
another 10 for TVCC. PC also won the rebound battle, 31-30. Freshman
Genesis Rivera led all-scores, putting up a solid 21 points. Freshman
Patience Okpe added a spectacular 10 points as well and added 3 assists.
 
The Fillies are now 10-6 in conference, sitting in the fifth-place spot,
and 19-7 overall. The Fillies will continue with another competitive game
against #18 Tyler Junior College, in Tyler on Wednesday, February 22nd at
5:30 p.m.
 

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CHAMBER WELCOMES NEW MEMBER THE CHILDREN'S DEFENSE FUND OF TEXAS


 


 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will join with Patrick Bresette, Executive Director; Cindy Ross, Community Health Outreach Coordinator and Maria Salas, Community Health Outreach Liaison, of the Children’s Defense Fund of Texas for a new member ribbon cutting at the Chamber of Commerce office on Wednesday, February 22 at 4:30 p.m.  


The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for more than 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. They champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty, protect them from abuse and neglect, and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation.


For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or info@shelbycountychamber.com.

 

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Panola College men defeat 12th ranked Trinity Valley, 94-87




Carthage, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated 12th ranked Trinity Valley Community College here Saturday afternoon, 94-87. Panola’s win streak has now reached six. The victory propels their record to 19-7 and 11-4 in Region 14 play. “Our guys did a tremendous job executing the game plan.” Head Coach Grant McMillan stated. “We battled all night and had multiple people step up.” He added.


Panola found themselves in control much of the first half as they held a 47-38 halftime lead. Trinity Valley gained some momentum in the second half as they tied the ball game up at 68 with just under 11:00 minutes remaining. A TJ Killings three pointer and Devyn Wilson netted 5 straight points to give the Ponies a 78-74 lead with less than 7:00 minutes to play. Trinity could not cut the lead to less than four points. Down the stretch both teams put on a free throw clinic but Panola would not give up any ground.


Leading the way for Panola was Devyn Wilson who scorched the nets for 34 points. Wilson made six three pointers and went 14-16 from the free throw line. Tope Arikawe chipped in with 13 points. Eric McGill and Keith Hayes both scored 11 points, respectively. As a team, Panola shot 45 percent from three and forced 15 Trinity Valley turnovers.


Panola continues Region 14 play when they head to Tyler, Texas to take on Tyler Junior College. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM on the campus of TJC.

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Joaquin School Board Meeting


 

NOTICE of Hearings & Regular Meeting
For
Joaquin Independent School District Board
 
The Board will hold a public hearing in accordance with Texas Education Code 39.053 to discuss the District’s educational performance on the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) during its’ regular  February 20th board meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Joaquin Board Room.
 
Notice is hereby given that on the 20th day of February 2017 the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin School District will hold a regular meeting at 6:00 p.m., at the Joaquin Board Room, Joaquin, Texas.
 
The subjects to be discussed are listed on the agenda attached to and made a part of this Notice.  If, during the course of the meeting covered by this Notice, the Board of Trustees should determine that a closed session of the Board of Trustees is required, then such closed session as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Section 551.001 et seq., Texas Education Code, will be held by the School Board at the date, may conveniently meet in such closed session concerning any and all purposes permitted by the Act, including, but not limited to the following sections and purposes:
Texas Government Code Section:
551.071  Private consultation with the board’s attorney.
551.072  Discussing purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property.
551.073  Discussing negotiated contracts for prospective gifts or donations.
551.074  Discussing personnel or to hear complaints against personnel.
551.076  Considering the deployment, specific occasions for, or implementation of, security personnel or devices.
551.082  Considering the discipline of a public school child, or complaint or charge against personnel.
551.083  Considering the standards, guidelines, terms, or conditions the board will follow, or will instruct its representative to follow, in 
consultation with representative of employee groups.
551.084  Excluding witnesses from a hearing.
551.086  Economic development negotiations.
Education Code 39.030
39.030  Discuss or adopt individual assessment instruments or assessment instrument items.
Should any final action, final decision, or final vote be required in the opinion of the School Board with regard to any matter considered in such closed session, then the final vote shall be either:
(a) in the open meeting covered by the Notice upon the reconvening of the public meeting; or
(b) at a subsequent public meeting of the School Board upon notice thereof; as the School Board shall determine.
 
Agenda
 
1      Roll call, establishment of quorum, call to order
 
2      Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance
 
3      Audience Participation – Please, each participant is requested to limit his/her presentation to three to five minutes
 
4      Report/Information items:
4.1 Review Monthly Financial Reports – Joel Bumback
4.2 Texas Academic Performance Report Hearing
4.3 2017-2018 Revenue Projection
4.4 Dual Credit College Course Agreement for 17-18 School Year
4.5 Review policy on grading – entering grades – Parent portal – timing
4.6 Survey of graduates
4.7 TASB Localized Update 107
4.8 Correspondence
 
5      Agenda Items for consider and possible action:
5.1 Minutes from previous month’s meeting
5.2 Student Transfer Agreement
5.3 2016-17 Budget amendments 
5.4 Consideration to Change March 2017 Regular Board Meeting Date
 
6      Enter Closed Session
Texas Government Code Section 551.074 - Discussing personnel
6.1 Texas Government Code Section 551.074 - Discussing personnel
a.  Resignations and Retirements
b.  Principal & Assistant Principal contracts
c.  Special Education Director contract
d.  Athletic Director contracts
e.  Personnel positions and assignments
f.  Terms of Superintendent Contract and evaluation
 
7      Return to Open Session
7.1 Texas Government Code Section 551.074 - Discussing personnel
a.  Resignations and Retirements
c.  Principal & Assistant Principal contracts
d.  Special Education Director contract
e.  Athletic Director contracts
 
8       Recommendations for items to be placed on agenda for next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin ISD 
 
9       Designation of date and time of next regular board meeting 
 
10     Adjournment
 

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Governor Abbott Leads Coalition In Filing Amicus Brief Opposing California's Restriction On Concealed Carry Permit Holders


 

 
 
AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today led a collation of nine Governors in filing an Amici Curae – or friend of the court brief – to the United States Supreme Court in the case of Edward Peruta; Michelle Laxson; James Dodd; Leslie Buncher, Dr.; Mark Cleary; California Rifle And Pistol Association v. the County of San Diego. At stake is whether Californians, and citizens of other states traveling in California, can exercise their 2nd Amendment right to carry a concealed handgun. 
 
 
 
“The question presented is whether the State of California can single out one group of disfavored citizens—namely, gun owners—and impose unique burdens on their fundamental rights,” reads the brief. “If this were a case about speech, the right to counsel, or any of the myriad rights protected by the Fourteenth Amendment, every federal court in this country would reject California’s arguments out of hand. Indeed, no other group of private citizens has to prove—to the satisfaction of a government official vested with unreviewable and boundless discretion—that they really need to exercise their fundamental constitutional freedoms.”
 
 
 
Governor Abbott previously took action on this lawsuit in April 2015, when he _filed_ [ http://gov.texas.gov/news/press-release/20818 ] an Amicus Brief making a parallel argument. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals later held there is no Constitutional right to carry a concealed handgun and citizens must show “good cause” before they can obtain such a license. Following the ruling, the case was elevated to the U.S. Supreme Court. Joining Governor Abbott in objecting to the Ninth Circuit’s ruling are the Governors of Arkansas, Arizona, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, South Carolina and South Dakota. 
 
 
 
The brief concludes by pointing out that the Constitution exists to protect citizen’s rights from a government that would seek to take them away. “It might be true that statewide elected officials in California have strong political incentives to infringe 'the right of the people to keep and bear Arms.' U.S. Const. amend. II. But the Constitution never was intended to disappear where policymakers in Sacramento find it inconvenient, nor was it intended to protect only those rights that enjoy popular support or universal acceptance.”
 
 

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CHAMBER WELCOMES NEW MEMBER THE CHILDREN'S DEFENSE FUND OF TEXAS


 

 

 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will join with Patrick Bresette, Executive Director; Cindy Ross, Community Health Outreach Coordinator and Maria Salas, Community Health Outreach Liaison, of the Children’s Defense Fund of Texas for a new member ribbon cutting at the Chamber of Commerce office on Wednesday, February 22 at 4:30 p.m.  
 
The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for more than 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. They champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty, protect them from abuse and neglect, and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation.
 
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or info@shelbycountychamber.com.
 

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Joaquin City Council Meeting


 

 
CITY OF JOAQUIN 
REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING
AGENDA 
February 21, 2017
 
 
The City Council of Joaquin will meet in regular session Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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 Acceptance  of resignation of Councilman Brittain
8. Discussion & Council Action on appointment of Interim Council member. 
9. Discussion &Council Action on Ordering Special Election May 6, 2017
10. Discussion & Council Action on possible Water contract with the Town of Logansport.
11. Discussion & Council Action Water Monitoring System.
12. Council will hold a closed Executive Session Meeting-Personnel Matters (551.074).
a. Sewer Worker- Personnel & Compensation Review 
b. City Secretary – Personnel & Compensation Review
 
13. Council reconvenes & possible action on matters discussed in executive session
14. Adjournment.  
 

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Timpson City Council Meeting


 

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the governing body of the above named City will be held on the 21st day of February, 2017 at 5:30 pm at the City Hall, 456 Jacob Street, Timpson, Texas.
 
 

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Terry and Pam Bailey Funeral Service


 
Terry Glenn Bailey, 54, and Pamela Hitt Bailey, 57, of Center, Texas, passed away together in an accident on February 15, 2017.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 17, 2017, at First United Pentecostal Church of Center. Funeral service for the couple will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 18, 2017, at the First United Pentecostal Church of Center with Bro. Andy Wilson officiating. Interment will follow Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
Terry was born on March 13, 1962, in Center, Texas. He was a self-made man and rose to be one of East Texas’ most prolific entrepreneurs.
 
Pam was born on August 26, 1959, and graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a degree in business. After the couple married on September 27, 1980, she quietly became the firm foundation of their immediate and extended family.
 
For 36 years together, Terry and Pam impacted their families and their community with their truly unique partnership which blended very different gifts. Although their tribe seems to encompass a thousand cousins, the Bailey’s thrived on togetherness and the joy of a close-knit family. That philosophy carried over into their businesses where partnerships often involved family members, but even those who were unrelated became indistinguishable from blood relations. Terry was larger than life and could not help but to inspire. Pam, marvelously drew no attention to herself, while almost invisibly making everything in their complicated lives actually work. Terry caused every man to measure himself. Pam on the other hand, made everyone feel as though they measured up. To her, status and stature were irrelevant. Pam had a servant’s heart and a genuine caring nature. She made everyone she came across feel worthwhile. Terry and Pam Bailey had a passion for putting family first and have now left an enormous group with great sadness and an even greater legacy to carry on.
 
Their survivors include
Daughter: Carmen Mackey and husband, Ryan
Son: Dustin Bailey and wife, Ginny
Grandchildren:
Falon Mackey
Ivy Mackey
Trevor Bailey
Taygan Bailey
Mothers:
Ann Hitt
Charlotte Bailey
Sisters:
Katha Bush
Vicki Tomlin and husband, Richard
Treasa Donnan and husband, Jim
Preceded in death by
Pam’s Father: Charles “Slick” Hitt
Terry’s Father: Millard Bailey
Terry’s Brothers: Mitchell Bailey, Delane Bailey, Johnny Bailey
Pallbearers will be James Butler, Dee Winston, Kevin Rash, Jinx Hutchins, Luke Garrett, Jeff Bailey and Rial Taylor.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made online to The Bailey Family Foundation at www.baileyfamilyfoundation.com.
The family of Dustin & Ginny Bailey and Carmen & Ryan Mackey wish to thank everyone for their prayers and continued support through this difficult time.
 
SERVICES
Visitation
Friday, February 17, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

First United Pentecostal Church
1229 Southview Circle
Center, Texas

Funeral Service
Saturday, February 18, 2017
2:00 PM

First United Pentecostal Church
1229 Southview Circle
Center, Texas

 

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Last Known Photo of Helicopter before crash and deaths confirmed by coroner


 

 

The DeSoto Parish Coroner officially confirmed yesterday at 5:02 pm that the remains of the bodies found in the helicopter wreckage were Terry Bailey 54 and Pam Bailey 57, both long time residents of Center.

 

 

 

 

For Photo Click Link:

 

http://m.ksla.com/ksla/db/350562/content/NEotv94P

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DeSoto Parish Thanks Agencies that assisted in Helicopter Crash Investigation


 

Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle wanted to update our citizens and the media in reference to the crashed helicopter in the Wallace Lake area.  Today, crews worked on and completed the recovery of remains at the crash site.  We also assisted federal investigators in gaining access to the area to document the aircraft wreckage as part of their investigation.  We have been informed the aircraft will be removed from the location and turned over to federal investigators.  As stated in our previous release, we ask that all further questions and requests for information regarding the crashed aircraft be referred to the FAA or NTSB.  We would like to thank the local agencies that assisted in the search and recovery effort, lending manpower and resources. 
 
These agencies include Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office, Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, DeSoto Parish EMS, Shreveport Fire Department, numerous Fire Departments from DeSoto Parish, Caddo Parish Coroner's Office, and DeSoto Parish Coroner's Office. We would also like to thank Life Air Rescue for their response in tandem with our air unit and BHP Billiton for allowing us to use one of their well location sites as a staging area for equipment and personnel.

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Judge Allison Harbison Statement on the loss of Terry Bailey


 

Shelby County has lost treasured members of its family.  Terry and Pam Bailey were life-long pillars of our community and their absence will leave a void for years to come.  The County mourns with their families; however, their spirits will live on in their wonderful children and grandchildren. Their dedication to their community is only surpassed by their dedication to their family and each other.  They passed as they lived; together, enjoying life to the fullest.  It is with a heavy heart and many tears that I write these words of condolence, for they were not just cherished neighbors and friends, they were blood.  Terry told me not long ago that ‘blood is blood and no one comes before that’. My family and I are blessed to be a part of their family. Rest in peace dear ones and know that you will be missed.
 
Allison Harbison
Shelby County Judge 
 

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Bear Update


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Timpson ISD Bear Update
2/16/2017
 
 
Tisd groundbreaking ceremony – The Timpson ISD Board of Trustees and Administration will host a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, February 23 at 10:00 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend this event as the district kicks off the building program made possible by the passage of the recent bond election.  The groundbreaking ceremony will be beside the fieldhouse located on the south end of Bear Stadium.
 
Pre-K News - On Valentine's Day, Pre-K did a sorting activity using Valentine Heart Candy.  The students then counted their hearts.
 
 
Benefit Basketball Game - Timpson ISD staff and students will play a basketball game in which all proceeds will go to TMS/TES counselor Tammy Sparks and fourth grade student Claycee Renick. Please see attached flier for details. Everyone is encouraged to come out and support this important event.
 
THS 2017-2018 Cheerleaders - Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Timpson High School cheerleaders.  
 
 
Sanaa Curtis
Macey Hanson
Brittany Hutto
Claire Johnson
Ashlynn Lindgren
Rebecca Mathis
Alyssa Parks
Madelyn Ramsey
Kambry Wallace
Lakiya Woods
Mascot - Tyeshia Johnson

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Tiger Alert


 

 

 

 

 

 

Tigers Look to UT-Tyler for Playoff Preview The Tiger Boys will participate
in the East Texas Playoff Preview Saturday at 5:00 PM when they take on
familiar foe White Oak at the University of Texas at Tyler's Herrington
Patriot Center. The Tigers and Roughnecks are part of a five game slate of
playoff preview matchups.

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David Chadwick Mayor of the City of Center Laments the Loss of Terry Bailey


 

The City of Center grieves with the family of Pam and Terry Bailey in the tragic loss of these two native citizens and friends.  Mr. and Mrs. Bailey had a deep love for their community and enjoyed being a part of its growth and success.  We will miss their devotion to our community and its citizens, their vision and spirit of entrepreneurship, their generosity and Christian witness in their daily walk.  They have enriched our lives and leave a lasting footprint on our community.   

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68th Anniversary at Center Broadcasting Company


 

 

Center Broadcasting invites listeners and friends to their 68th Anniversary Open House, on Wednesday, February 22nd, between 11am-1pm.  Center Broadcasting will be honoring KDET legends, in remembrance of their contributions to our community.  We thank our loyal family of listeners for your continued support throughout the years.  KDET is proud to be your cornerstone radio station, a tradition since 1949.  

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Shelbyville Gets a New Facebook Page


 

The Shelbyville Yearbook staff would like to announce that they have a facebook page called "The Dragon- Shelbyville ISD yearbook" where they will be posting pictures that they take around the school and sneak peeks of the upcoming 2017 yearbook. Please go like the page to receive updates!

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Woodmen Life Chapter 250 February Monthly Meeting


 

Woodmen Life Chapter 250 will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, February 20th at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the meeting room at The Pizzeria with refreshments provided.
 
Shelby county extension agent Jherri Lynn McSwain will be our guest speaker and she will be giving an update and discussing the Community Garden Project. Anyone interested in finding out more about Woodmen or the Community garden project is invited to atten

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Triumph Church Annual Church Anniversary


 

Please join us for our Annual Church Anniversary at Triumph Church at 908 Daniel St., Center, TX on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 3:00pm.

 

All are welcome! Steven Neal, Pastor

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Parent Training Program


 

 

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Joaquin Man Attacks man with a 2x4 board


 

 

 According to a Afffidavit for arrest warrant from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.  On December 24th, 2016 Patrick Dewayne Parks age 53 of Joaquin attacked Jimmy Ray Garrett with a 2x4 board breaking Garrett's left elbow.  When questioned as to why he did it Parks stated that he believed Mr. Garrett and his brother had stolen $30 from his wallet.  Parks claims it was unintentional as they were both intoxicated and arguing.
 
 

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Texas Treasures Heritage Festival


 

San Augustine is celebrating 300 years of the founding of Mission Dolores and inkeeping with that theme, Main Street is presenting its 3rd Annual Heritage Festival Saturday, April 22 from 9-5 in downtown historic San Augustine.
 
A street called Antique Street will feature vendors selling their old items. No junk here, but just good stuff. A street called Heritage Row features demos of an assorted array of the ole time ways of doing things-spinning, beekeeping, and much more.
 
A classic car show and contest is sure to keep you busy. The  kids will love the History Scavenger Hunt and everyone will love to visit the arts and crafts booths and the multi-cultural food booths. The Texas Treasure Business Award will be presented to busineses that are over 50 years old and approved by Texas Historical Award.
 
The entertainment stage will be going all day with multi-cultural music, speakers you will not want to miss, dancers, cloggers, and much more. You can sit and enjoy all day if you want.  Yall come!
 
For more information call Tracy Cox,, Main Street Director, at 936-275-3172.

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Dragon Sports Update


 

The Dragons will play Cushing on Feb. 21 @ 6:00 pm at Angelina College.

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Legal Interpretation in Property Tax Debate Could Cost States Millions


 

Texas communities depend heavily on local property taxes generated by retail businesses. But a debate being litigated across the nation could have major implications: should open, operating stores be taxed in the same way as closed ones?
 
The February issue of "Fiscal Notes" examines this legal question, so-called "dark store "theory", "which could cost Texas localities substantial amounts of tax revenue. Bexar County, for instance, has said its schools could lose hundreds of millions of dollars in property tax revenue if dark store theory becomes accepted.
 
“Texas jurisdictions are facing an increasing number of protests and lawsuits based on dark store theory,” Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. “We examine the complex arguments involved, and their real-world consequences for local taxpayers.” 
 
In this issue, the Comptroller’s office also looks at Texas’ ports of entry — the seaports, airports and border crossings that facilitate the state’s trade with other nations. Hegar recently completed his "Good for Texas: Ports Edition" tour during which he discussed a Comptroller study that quantifies these ports’ economic contributions.
 

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Lady Tiger Update


 

Lady Tigers advance to Area! Contest with Broaddus in Wells at 6:00 pm on
Friday, February 17, 2017. Go Tigers!!

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Helicopter Registered to Terry Bailey Crashes - Update


 

 
A Helicopter registered to Terry Bailey crashed yesterday in DeSoto Parish into Wallace Lake, names have not been officially released of the passengers the search is still underway to recover the bodies.
The FAA's registry lists that aircraft as a Bell B429 registered to Terry Bailey of the 1000 block of Southview Circle in Center.
UPDATE:
 
2 bodies recovered from the scene of the helicopter crash names have not been officially released as of yet.  DeSoto Parish Sheriff Office can only say that the bodies appear to be that of Terry and Pam Bailey, though not yet confirmed.  
 

 

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Helicopter Crash in DeSoto Parish


 

 
Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle wanted to release information regarding a helicopter crash in the Parish.  At about 12:12 p.m. yesterday, February 15, 2017, DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office was contacted by the regional Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) office in reference to a missing helicopter.  Our
office was advised that the helicopter had left the Shreveport area with a destination of Center, TX sometime around 12:00 a.m., or midnight, but failed to reach its destination.  The FAA advised based off information available to them, contact was lost with the aircraft around 12:20 a.m.  We were provided the GPS location of last contact and mobilized equipment and manpower to the area to begin the search.  Prior to the arrival of our helicopter, Life Air Rescue was able to reach the area and locate what appeared to be wreckage in the southern area of Wallace Lake within DeSoto Parish.  The area was difficult to reach, even with specialized equipment. We were able to get to the location and verify the wreckage as that of the missing aircraft.  We are able to confirm there were two occupants in the aircraft at the time of the crash, however there were no survivors.  We are still in the process of recovering the bodies from the wreckage.  Following recovery of the bodies, we will secure the scene until the arrival of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), who has jurisdiction to investigate aviation accidents.  
 

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FREE Walk and Talk 8-week Nutrition and Fitness Program


 

 
 
This is the time of year when everyone seems to be saying to themselves, “maybe I should try to start exercising or eating better.” Just in time to help you work towards your New Year’s resolution of a healthy lifestyle, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is launching Walk and Talk, an 8-week program that encourages exercise and healthy eating.
 
The program consists of weekly nutrition tips on how to eat more fruits and vegetables to help participants move toward a healthier weight and includes a weekly weight check-in, weekly challenge to “stay the course,” healthy recipes and tips, exercise resources, and a weight-loss planner. Weekly door prizes and incentives will be given to class participants.
 
The series will kick off at 5:15 p.m.  February 28, 2017 at the Old Elementary School Gym on Nacogdoches Street in Center, Texas with a nutrition tip followed by a fitness component. A variety of fitness options will be offered.  Walk and Talk is a great FREE program to do with a friend or family member. It’s always easier to reach your goals when you have additional support.  
 
The Extension office is partnering with Zumba Fitness Instructors Denetra Slaughter and Celia Augilar and Tri-County Jennifer Gillespie to provide weekly fitness (Zumba and walking) classes.  
All course materials will be provided by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Shelby County office.  In conjunction, participants will be eligible to participate in the annual Lighten Up East Texas.  Participants in this free contest will be eligible to win grand prizes such $5,000 cash and other great prizes.
 
Pre-registration is available from February 21 thru February 27, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Extension office located at 200 San Augustine Street in Center, Texas.  For more information, visit or contact our office at (936) 598-7744.
 
If you have any questions about this program, please contact Jheri-Lynn McSwain, County Extension Agent – Family & Consumer Sciences or Feleshia Thompson Better Living for Texans, Extension Assistant at (936) 598-7744 or jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu or Feleshia.thompson@ag.tamu.edu or follow us on Facebook Shelby County Extension Service FCS.
 

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Annual Shelby County Livestock Show


 

Plans for the 2017 Annual Shelby County Livestock Show are set.  The show will be held on Thursday, March 2rd at the Shelby County Expo Center.  The sale will be held Saturday, March 4th, at the John Dean Windham Civic Center, meal starting at 6:00PM.
 
Weigh in of the market animals will begin at 7:30 a.m. and continue until 9:00 a.m.  The show will start at 10:00 a.m. with Rabbits and the Lambs, the Goats, Swine and Cattle will follow.  The Rabbits will be judged by Sherry Poindexter.  Carl Muntean, will judge lambs, goats, swine and cattle.  Kristen Powers, Show Emcee, stated, “I am excited about this year’s show with all the hard work and dedication that the exhibitors have put towards their animal projects.  There are over 105 entries at this show which are trying to be selected for the auction and premium awards.”  
 
Last year’s sale Champion steer was purchased by Hawkeye Hunting Club.   Border’s Poultry Supply and Heritage Land Bank won the bid for the Champion Swine.  Farmer’s State Bank purchased the Champion goat, and Texas State Bank, Shelby Veterinary Associates, Cockrell Farms, Toledo Finance Corp., Shoop Insurance/LPL Financial/Cash Now, 96 Equipment Inc.,  and Steel Building Supply bought the Champion lamb.
 
The Bar-B-Que for the buyer’s and exhibitors will start at 6:00 p.m. followed by the auction at 7:00 p.m. at the Windham Civic Center.  “If you have a chance, come and see what the youth of Shelby County have been doing with their time.”   Stated Lane Dunn, County Extension Agent.  “The Shelby County Livestock show continues to grow each year which in part is due to the continued support of our youth by local businesses and the community.”  The public is invited to attend the events of the day and support the youth of our county.
 

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Tiger Daily


 

 
Pictures:
 
 
Please visit our district web page for other details on our school:
www.tenahaisd.com
 
(The calendar provides the most up to date events)
 
 
 
February 16, 2017-End 4th Grading Period
 
February 17, 2017-Student Holiday/Teacher In-Service
 
February 18, 2017-Bass Tournament Lake Towakoni/San Angelo Wool Contest;
Little Dribblers 10am/12Noon
 
February 20, 2017-G/B Soccer vs Westwood (There) 5:30/7:00 pm; JH
Yellowjacket Relays in Alto
 
February 21,2017-Tigers vs New Summerfield in Rusk TBD
 
February 22, 2017-Testing
 
February23, 2017-HS Yellowjacket Relays in Alto
 
February 25, 2017-G/B Soccer vs Texas High at Home 10:00/12:00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
pic1.pngMrs. Wiist's 8th Grade math classes are proud to announce the winner
of our Month #4 Khan Academy "Points" Contest. Quinnon Gardner finished the
contest, which ran from Jan 9th to February 8th, with a total of 11,677
points and 108 minutes of active problem-solving time. Congratulations,
Quinnon!!!
 
unnamed.pngWP_20170209_005.jpgEach month, students compete for the $10.00
monthly prize by completing 8th grade math questions on their Khan Academy
site. Students can work on Khan Academy before or after school, after
classroom lessons are completed, during Tiger Tutorials or even at home with
any Internet connection. The site is also available through an app for most
smart phones and tablets. The point totals are filtered for each month, so
previously earned points are not included in the winning tabulation.
 
CCLandingPersonalized.pngAs students progress through the 8th grade
concepts, they earn points, badges, and new avatars by correctly answering
questions and watching the associated math videos available for each 8th
Grade math concept.
 
KhanVideo2.jpgKhan 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 level 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. Khan
Academy is an amazing practice tool  for students to fill any conceptual
gaps, practice difficult topics, or even get ahead in the curriculum. Khan
Academy is completely self paced and adaptive to each student's strengths
and weaknesses. Stay tuned for next month's winner (February 9-March 8) and
please help encourage Mrs. Wiist's students to EARN THOSE POINTS!
 

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Warrant Roundup List - UPDATED


 

The Center Municipal Court Warrant Roundup is coming soon! Are you on the list?
 
Payments must be paid in full, contact the court at 936-598-3080. In order to pay your warrant on line you will need your citation # before you call traffic payment.com or call 1-800-444-1187. You can come to the court to pay. If paying during business hours (8am - 4pm), exact change is not required at the Municipal Court window. If paying after hours, you must bring the exact amount. NO CREDIT CARDS AND NO PERSONAL CHECKS.
 
If you feel like your name is on the list in error, contact the court and we will get the matter resolved. Disregard if you have paid and we have not taken you off the list. We will try and update the list as often as we can.

 

 

LIST:

ABRAHAM, TREONTEA JACOBY-SAQU
ACEVEDO, DANIEL RAMIREZ
ACEVEDO, ENRIQUE
ADAMS, JACK JR
ADAMS, WILLIAM EMMANUEL
ADKINS, TRIMAINE MARKS
ADKINS, ZARRIE LEON
ADKINSON, STACY NICHOLE
AINSWORTH, KRISTEN NICOLE
AINSWORTH, SAMANTHA ANN
AKINS, JEFFREY MICHAEL
ALBERTO, JUAN URIEL DELFIN
ALDACO, MARTIN BETANCOURT
ALEXANDER, DARRELL DEWAYNE
ALLEN, THOMAS BRENT JR
ALLEN-GARSEE, SHANNA
ALMAGUER, ROBERTO ROSALIO
ALMANZA, JAYVAN MARTIN
ALMAZAN, MARIED BIANEY
ALMUTAIRI, GHANIM GHANIM KHALAF A
ALRWALY, ANWAR M
ALVARUARO, JESUS
ANDERSON, DYLAN WAYNE
ANDREWS, RUSSELL
ANTHONY, CRYSTAL JEANISE
ARRIAGA, JORGE
ATKINS, DAMIEN VOSHAUN
AVALOS, JUAN CARLOS
AYDELOTT, DESTINY CHEYENNE
BAILEY, DONNIE RICHARD
BARAHONA, MARIA
BARBEAU, BRANDIE LEIGH
BARBEE, MICHAEL
BARCELO, KRISTEN ELISA
BARKER, CHRISTOPHER LYNN
BARNES, LAJAGGAR MARQUISE
BARNES, TODERICK
BARRAN, BENJAMIN ROBERT
BARRERA, ROGELIO BERLANGA
BARRUETA, JUAN
BATES, MARY DARLENE
BATES, SHATRESA LAKENDRA
BAUTISTO, ANTONIO LOPEZ
BAYLON, MAXIMINO
BAYSINGER, JAYLA LANAE
BEARDEN, JONATHON KYLE
BELL, JERRY GLYNN
BELL, VADIE MACHELLE
BERGERON, JOSEPH EARL
BLEDSOE, CHARLES DETYRONE
BLEDSOE, YOLANDA MARCHELLE
BLUFORD, JEREMY
BOLDEN, JAQUERIOUS LAMONE
BOOKER, GABRIEL DEMOND
BOOTH, LEE GAYLE
BOWERS, ROBERT EUGENE
BOYD, ADDIE
BOYKIN, SHANAKIO LAFAYE
BOYTER, BOYD L III
BOYTER, SARAH LOUISE
BRADSHAW, BRITTANY NICOLE
BRAGG, DOUGLAS DAVID
BRASSEAUX, RONNIE MICHAEL
BREWER, LACRESHIA DESERRE
BRIGGS, SHASTA R
BRINSON, JEREMY
BROOKS, DANIELLE
BROOKS, DEMETRIUS WAYNE
BROOKS, NOREKA
BROOKS, TERRELL MARQUISE
BROWN, CARL WAYNE
BROWN, CARLA FAYE
BROWN, HENRY LEE
BROWN, HUBERT DEWAYNE
BROWN, MELISSA SUE
BROWN, SHANAETA LAJOYER
BRYANT, CONSTANCE DENISE
BUDDLE, RAY
BURKETT, KEVIN CURTIS
BUSH, JACQUELINE DARSHANNA
BUSSARD, DUSTIN EUGENE
BUSTER, JAMES MACTATE
BUTLER, STORMY DAWNE
BYLEY, TYLER LEE-ALLEN
BYRD, CORY WAYNE
BYRD, JENNIFER MICHELLE
BYRD, JOYCE MARIE
CABRERA, TEREZA
CALDWELL, ELIZABETH DANIELLE
CALHOUN, TIMOTHY SHAWN
CALLOWAY, JANNA MICHELLE
CAMACHO, REYNOL
CAMACHO, VALENTINA
CAMPOS, JENNIFER LOPEZ
CAMPOS, JENNIFER LOPEZ
CAMPOS-LOPEZ, JENNIFER
CANADA, RODERICK RUFUS
CARILLO, FERNANDO
CARRELL, TOMMY MICHAEL
CARRICO, HOLLY ELIZABETH
CARRINGTON, MICHAEL LAVEL
CARTER, ANTONIO RONDRELL
CARTER, JEROME
CARTER, LAWANDA
CARTWRIGHT, HAROLD
CARTWRIGHT, VERAKESHIA NICOLE
CASEY, DACARRIER OKEITH
CASTILLO, ANGEL
CASTILLO, RAMUNDO
CHAEIN, ERICK
CHANNEL, JOE DAN
CHAPMAN, JESSICA MARIE
CHARDONNAY, JAQUE LACHEZ II
CHAVEZ, FERNANDO FIGUEROA
CHERRY, RACHEL MARIE
CHILDERS, BRYANT LAMAR
CHOATE, JASON LYNN
CHUMBLEY, SASHA RANEICE
CLARK, ANTHONY
CLARK, DUSTIN COLT
CLAYBROOK, KRYSTAL MARLENNA
CLAYTON, DAVID MATTHEW
COLBERT, PENYUNA DIONA
COLEMAN, BREA DSHAE
COLEMAN, CHELESA ROCHELLE
COLEMAN, MARY ANN
COLEMAN, SAMANTHA RENE
COLEMAN, SHERRI GABRIELLE
COLLINS, LAWERENCE JR
COLNAIEO, ROBERT
COLVARD, JASON LEE
COMSTOCK, MICHAEL DOBBS
CONNYWERDY, DESTANY SHAELEE
CONWAY, BRANDON J
COOK, JARED ROSS
COOK, JOSHUA DELANEY
COOK, RONNIE J
COOK, SPENCER WILLIAM
COOPER, PHILLIP JASON
COOPER, STACY JO
CORDOVA, ANGELA RENEE
CORDOVA, RACHAEL KAY
CORTES, CHILANO
COSBY, WILLIAM
COTTON, JAMES L
COWHERD, CANDACE ANN
COX, JASON JEFFREY
COX, WENDY MARIE
CRADEUR, BEVERLY
CROSSLAND, HEATHER NICHOLE
CULPEPPER, TODD MATTHEW
CUMMINGS, MIKE JR
CURRY, RICKY J
DAIGLE, SHAWNA E
DANIELS, SHELLY LARANCE
DARDEN, TIMOTHY PAUL
DAUGHERTY, RYAISHA DYNAE
DAVIS, COREY OMAR
DAVIS, TIFFANY MICHELLE
DEAN, DYLAN HAYES
DEARMAN, MATTHEW SHANE
DELACRUZ-RAMIREZ, JOEL
DEMARANVILLE, DOUGLASS WAYNE I
DEMPSEY, MORGAN MAREE
DENBY, CODY WAYNE
DILLEY, ADAM SETH
DIXON, SUSIE VICTORIA
DODD, JESSICA ARTRAILA RHODES
DOGGETT, JODIE L
DOUGLAS, ANDERSON DEWAYNE
DOUGLAS, DOMINIQUE ANTJUAN
DOWNING, BOBBY JACK
DOWNS, KARRIE WILBANKS
DRIVER, TRISTON JAMAR
DUARTE, JACINTA MARTINEZ
DUNCAN, DARRIN
EADEN, LAKEISHA MICHELLE
EASON, GEORGE MICHAEL
EASTMAN, REBECCA ELIZABETH
EAVES, RACHEL LEA
EAVES, REBEKAH
EAVES, REBEKAH LANE
ECKLES, JESSIKA LEIGHANN
EDDINS, ANGELA JONES
EDDINS, JUDD WESLEY
EDWARDS, ALTON
EILERS, MICHELLE JEAENE
ELDRIDGE, JEFFREY COLTON
ELLIOTT, HENRY PAUL
ENRIQUEZ-OLVERA, GERMAN
ESCOBEDO, JOHN
ESPINDOLA, CARLOS
ESPINOSA, MARCO ANTONIO GARCIA
ESTES, TIFFANY
EVANS, CHARMEON LASHANQUINE
EVANS, HALEY
EVANS, KALACEIA SHUNTREZ
EVANS, MARCUS ANTHONY
EVANS, QUINITA LATAUSHA
FAJARDO, EULALIA
FALCON, PHILLIPE ONEAL
FENLEY, JEFFERY SCOTT
FLORES, JOSE LUIS
FLORES, SANDRA I.
FLORES-RAMIREZ, DIMAS
FLOURNOY, WESLEY JAMES
FONDREN, KAYLA KATHRYN
FOOTS, RUSSELL LEWIS
FORD, DONNIE RAY
FORREST, DAVID JACEN
FRENSLEY, CHARLES DEVAN
FULLER, KEVIN DWAYNE
GAGE, WESLEY ADAM
GALLEGOS, JOSE JUAN
GALLOW, LINNIE LEE
GAMINO, JESUS OMAL
GANN, JESSE
GARCIA, ALMA
GARCIA, CANDACE RENEE
GARCIA, EVA
GARCIA, ISMAEL MENDOZA
GARCIA, JOSE
GARCIA, RAFAEL BALCAZAR
GARCIA-ALVARADO, LUCAS A
GARCIA-LAMAS, ELIDIO
GARCIE, STEPHEN ANGELO
GARDNER, JOANN
GARDNER, TKEYAH ADRIANNA
GARNER, OMAR
GARRETT, CONCIA LADESIREE
GARRETT, COREY JEROME
GARRETT, JUSTIN JEROME
GARRETT, SHAUNQUITHA NICHELLE
GASTON, SHARONDA MICHELLE
GELDARD, ROBERT MYERS
GENTRY, WILLIAM TAYLOR
GEORGE, SHAYLON DAWN
GERARDO, JOSE LUGO
GILCHRIST, JOSHUA LEE
GILES, KATORIA DONIESE
GILLEON, TY GARRETT
GILLETTE, ADAM NATHANIEL
GODSEY, RALPH
GOMEZ, ARTEMISA
GOMEZ, MARTIN
GOMEZ, RICARDO
GONZALES, RYAN ALEXANDER
GONZALEZ, ANTOLIN MARTINEZ
GONZALEZ, JOSE ANGEL
GONZALEZ, NAYELI
GONZALEZ, OMAR ALEJANDRO
GONZALEZ, PEPE
GONZALEZ, PERFECTO MAX
GONZALEZ, SAFERINO
GONZALEZ-MARTINEZ, YOLANDA
GONZALEZ-PAREDES, JOSE IVAN
GOODWIN, JONAS DEWAUN
GOTREAUX, DUSTIN ROSS
GRAHAM, PAUL BRYAN
GRAVES, CARRIE E
GRAY, JENNIFER DENISE
GREEN, DONTE JACOVEE
GREEN, SAMUEL DAVIS
GREENE, RAVEN SHARLENE
GREGORY, AUSTIN AARON
GREGORY, SHANNE SHEQUAN
GRIFFIN, ANTHONY EARL
GRIFFIN, LEREGINALD RENADO
GUIDRY, EARL JOSEPH
GUNTER, JOSEPH KEITH
GUTIERREZ, JOSE A
GUZMAN-LAGUNA, ENRIQUE
HAGGERTY, KENDRICK DERRELL
HAILOUZ, JAMAL
HALE, FLESHA KAY
HALL, LASHELDA
HALL, TONY WAYNE JR
HAMBLEN, JOHN RICHARD
HAMILTON, CLIFTON BENARD
HAMILTON, IVAN EARL
HAMILTON, MACK HENRY
HAMMERS, CHRISTINA
HARDEN, SHAQUEENA DAROSA
HARPER, RODRIQUEZ LANEZ
HARRINGTON, KRISTY LYNN
HARRIS, ABISHAI DURANT
HARRIS, DEJUAN SHAMAR
HARRIS, JUSTIN LEE
HARRIS, MARLICIA DJONMIKA
HARRIS, SANDRA KAY
HARRIS, WILLIE CLYDE
HARVEY, STEPHEN LEE
HATHORN, JACKIE WRIGHT
HAWKINS, LATOYA
HAYNES, HOWARD GENE
HEAVIRLAND, KIMBERLY D
HENDRICKS, BILLY KYLE
HENDRICKS, DEREK WAYNE
HENDRY, JOSHUA KENT
HENRY, GEORGE LEE
HENRY, TONY RAY
HERNANDEZ, MARICELA RAMIREZ
HERNANDEZ, MARTA
HERNANDEZ, ROBERTO GUZMAN
HERNANDEZ, YESENIA
HEWITT, LYNTROY
HICKS, KEELY LAREEN
HIDALGO, SAUL DEDIOS
HIGHTOWER, ALEXANDRIA SIMONE
HIGHTOWER, JARED ALLEN DEWAYNE
HILL, DONALD RAY
HILL, JALISA MONA
HILL, JONATHAN LEE
HINES, CHATRICK TYRONE
HODGE, BRIAN TIMOTHY JR
HODGE, SYLVIA JEANETT
HOFFMAN, BRANDON JAMES
HOLBROOK, LOGAN TYLER
HOLLOWAY, ASHLEY ANNETTE
HOLMAN, CHARRIKA DANIELLE
HOLMAN, CHELSEY
HOLMAN, CHELSEY
HOLMES, BENNY EARL
HOLT, WENDY KALEEN
HOOK, JAMES MATTHEW
HOOPER, CURTIS DEWAYNE
HOOPER, KAREN DUPRIEST
HOPKINS, JUSTIN ADAM
HOWARD, AARON EARL
HOWARD, CASSANDRA
HOWARD, CHRISTOPHER JOEL
HOWELL, THOMAS DARRELL
HUBBARD, ANDRIA CHARMINE
HUBBARD, J L
HUBBARD, JAMISHA
HUBBARD, MARK DEWAYNE
HUBBARD, SHELIA R
HUDSON, DYLAN WAYNE
HUGHES, BRANDY MICHELE
HUGHES, LISA FAYE
HUNT, DEMARCUS KENYUN
HUNT, SHAMEKA
HUSBAND, SHAE MACHELL
HUTTO, SHELIA LYNN
INGALLS, TINA MARIE
INGRAM, TIORA LACOLE
ISAAC, DAYREION DONANTER
JACKSON, DAVID P II
JACKSON, JAMES RAY
JACKSON, MARQUIS
JACKSON, REBECCA SUE
JACKSON, ROBERT WAYNE
JACKSON, RODNEY DEWAYNE
JANKOWIAK, SHAWN ALAN
JARONITZKY, STEPHEN FOSTER JR
JASSO, JESSICA DORA
JENKINS, CEDRIC
JENKINS, DOMINIC TERRELL
JERNIGAN, AMANDA KAYE/WALLER
JIMENEZ, EZEQUIAS
JINKINS, JESSE PAT III
JOBES, SHERRIE RENEE
JOHNSON, ALEASIER LANELL
JOHNSON, BOBBY GLENN
JOHNSON, COREKA MONIQUE
JOHNSON, DAMIEN DEION
JOHNSON, DANIELLE RENEE
JOHNSON, EVERETT JEROME
JOHNSON, JACOREY SEMON
JOHNSON, JENNIFER ANTIONETTE
JOHNSON, MIRACLE A
JOHNSON, MITCHELL REAGAN
JOHNSON, MONROE III
JOHNSON, NAKEDRA MECOLE
JOHNSON, SHANQUANA DALNISHA
JOHNSON, TIMOTHY PAUL
JOHNSON, TREY
JONES, DAMEON MARCEL
JONES, DAMION RASHOD
JONES, MCKENZIE HOPE
JONES, ONITA LONTRELL
JONES, ROBERT JOSEPH
JONES, RODERICK
JONES, SARAH DENISE
JONES, TAMMIE RACHIAL
JUAREZ, ALEJANDRO OJEDA
KEELE, JUDITH FLEMING
KENDRICK, SHANE MARK
KIRLIN, KORY RICHARD
KUYKENDALL, DANNY PAUL JR
LABOY, DAVID
LANDAVERDE, JOSE A
LANDEROS, ULLOA IDANIA DEL CARMEN
LANE, TAMAREIA
LARA, CHRISTIAN
LARA, RIGOBERTO
LAWERY, KEVIN
LAWRENCE, SAMUEL STEPHEN
LEE, ANTWYONE REGINA
LEE, MARY FANCHER
LEE, THOMAS C
LEON, JUAN LUIS
LINDSEY, CODY SCOTT
LISTER, DEDRIC TREMDYNER
LISTER, KEVIN DEON
LITAOUI, OLLIE
LITTON, DEMARCUS DEVON
LONG, CHARLIE DIVONNE
LOPEZ, CLAUDIA GARZA
LOPEZ, GISIEL
LOPEZ, JUAN
LOPEZ, LUIS HERNANDEZ
LOPEZ, RAFAEL PINEDA
LOPEZ, SUSANA
LOPEZ-MARTINEZ, OTONIEL
LOVE, KEITH BERNARD
LOVELL, CASSIE ANN
LUMAN, JOHNNY
MACEDO, REINA
MACIAS, JUAN
MALONE, HAROLD ASIA JR
MALONE, SABRINA
MANCHACK, SARAH ABRIELE
MARRERO, PEDRO
MARSHALL, TRAVION MONTREZ
MARTIN, ANGEL LAGAIL
MARTIN, JODY ALLEN
MARTIN, TYLER
MARTINEZ RODRIGUEZ, CLAUDIA N
MARTINEZ, BEATRIZ
MARTINEZ, BRAULIO
MARTINEZ, FATIMA
MARTINEZ, FRANCISCO
MARTINEZ, JOSE ISABEL
MARTINEZ, MANUEL
MARTINEZ, MEGUEL
MARTY, DEBRA MORMAN
MATHIS, JESSICA LYNN
MATLOCK, CHARLES WAYNE
MAXEY, TAKOSHA MEOSHE
MAYFIELD, WILLIAM
MCBEE, TARA ANN
MCCAA, MEAGAN HELAINE
MCCOLLISTER, DAKOTA
MCCOLLISTER, ERIC LAKEITH
MCCOLLISTER, MELISA MEANN
MCCOLLISTER, ROSHAYLA DIANE
MCDONALD, NORMAN GAYLE
MCGREW, SHANNA DANYLE
MCMULLEN, RUSSELL DAVE
MEDLEY, JONATHON KEITH
MENDEZ, ALBERTO COYACTLE
MENDEZ, RAMIRO HERNANDEZ
MENDOZA, JOSE
MENDOZA, SALVADOR BAYLON
MESHELL, MITCHELL P
MESHELL-REIN, NATALIE CHRISTA
MICHEL, JARED KYLE
MICHONSKI, BRITTNEY SHEA
MICKLES, ASHLEY M
MILLER, DEBRIYONIA LASHAWNTEIA
MILLER, LAURIE MAYO
MILLS, CHRISTY
MILLS, CHRISTY BORDERS
MIMS, DAVID QUINCY
MITCHELL, BRODERICK DESHON
MITCHELL, DESILU DLANE
MITCHELL, TIMOTHY SCOTT
MONTELONGO, HUGO DAVID
MORALES, RIGOBERTO CORNELIO
MOSES, MATTHEW RYAN
MOSLEY, JENNY LYNN
MOUTON, ALICE SHANTELL
MUNOZ, NOE SEGURA
MURPHY, CHAD ALAN
MURPHY, DYLAN DEAN
MURRAY, CHRISTOPHER BOYD
NAQUIN, TREY MICHAEL
NASH, JOSEPH RAY
NAVA, DAISY
NAVA, SEBASTIAN INDALECIO
NEAL, STEPHANI MICHELE
NELSON, CODY LEE
NESTLE, ALLEN
NICHOLS, HEATH LAINE
NICKERSON, ARTIS JAMES
NOBLES, SEDARRIN DE SHAWN
NORRIS, LANDRY GENE JR
NORWOOD, LYNSIE
NU, LAH
OH, JOON YEOL
OJEDA, ODILON
OLSSON, GARRETT WADE
ONTIVEREZ, ANTONIO
ORITZ, JUAN
OROZCO, REYNALDO
ORTIZ, JESUS
OWEN, CODY ALLEN
OWENS, JACOBY JAMALL
OWENS, MARVIN
OWENS, THERESA ELLEN
PADRON, RITO
PARKER, MISTY DAWN
PARKER, TIERRA
PARKS, LANCE LEE
PARKS, SHANOVEIAH CONSANDRA
PARMER, LESA TYLER
PARRIE, ERVIN W JR
PATIN, BRANDON JOSEPH
PATTERSON, JAMES VAUGHN
PATTON, TRAVIS
PAYNE, MICHELLE NICOLE
PECINA-ACUNA, ADAN
PENA, MARY GAIL
PENA, MIGUEL
PENNINGTON, CHINITRA CYNTA
PERALAS, CARLOS
PERALTA, CIRO JR
PEREZ, BRENDA RODRIGUEZ
PEREZ, JESUS ANGEL JR
PEREZ, ROGELO PEREZ
PEREZ, ROLONDO
PETERSON, GREGORY LENELL JR.
PETTAWAY, JEANICOLE NAJEE
PIERCE, JENNIFFER MICHELLE
PIGOTT, BRYAN CHRISTOPHER
PINKSTON, KANDACE MICHELLE
PITTS, TIWANEKA NEICHELLE
POLK, HOLLIS WILSON
POLK, JAMES ARTHUR JR
POLLEY, LANIKA ROCHELLE
POLLEY, SEBRENA JANAEE
POLLEY, STEPHANIE RONA
POLLEY, TIMOTHY ANTONIO
POSADAS, FRANCISCO
PRESTON, JERMAINE TERRENCE
PROVOST, JOSEPH DARNELL
PUGH, CURTIS LEE
RAINES, ALVIN KEITH
RAMEY, ALTON EARL
RAMIREZ, JOEL DELACRUZ
RAMIREZ, MARIA
RAMIREZ, SANTIAGO CHABLE
RAMIREZ-REYES, ROGELIO
RANDALL, JACOB O
RATCLIFF, SHAMARCUS LEDELL
RATCLIFF, YOLANDA KEANYA
RATHER, YONDI
RAYMOND, THOMAS DUANE
REDMOND, KEAUNDRA NASHAWN
REH, KLAW
RESENDEZ, YOSSIO
REYES, ISMAEL JR
REYNOLDS, MATTHEW RYAN
RICHARDSON, CHRISTINA MICHELLE
RICHARDSON, GEORGE III
RICHARDSON, LA DEIRDRE DARNAE
RIDGEWAY, RAYMOND ANTHONY
RIGGS, CASEY RICHARD
RIOS, ARTURO
RIVAS-GAMBRA, CHRISTIAN ALEJANDRO
RIVERA, CARLOS JR
RIVERS, TIFFANY L
ROARK, ETHAN ALLEN EDWARD
ROBERTS, JACQUELYN DESHAN
ROBERTSON, BRANDON MICHAEL
ROBERTSON, CHRISTOPHER DE SHAUN
ROBINS, ANDRE
ROBINSON, MONICA MICHELLE
ROBISON, DERRICK WAYNE
RODRIGUEZ, ENRIQUE
RODRIGUEZ, JESSICA
RODRIGUEZ, JOE
RODRIGUEZ, OSCAR ALMEIDA
RODRIGUEZ-MONREAL, JOSE ROBERTO
ROJAS, LAZARO
ROLAND, BRAKIA RASHAD
ROLLAND, THOMAS MARKELL
ROSS, SHANQUITA DYTRECE
RUBINS, JOHN
RUCKER, SAKEIDRIC TYRONE
RUIZ, EMIGDIO FLORENZIO
RUIZ, JOANNA
RUIZ-PEREZ, JOSE LUIS
RUSHTON, JOSIE
RUSSELL, RONALD KEITH
RUSSO, ANTHONY MICHAEL
SALAS, JONATHAN LAWRENCE
SALAZAR, RAYMOND GILBERT
SALAZAR-GONZALEZ, GEMA
SALINAS, GISELLE
SANCHEZ, RAMUALDO CASTILLO
SANCHEZ, ROGERT CORREA
SANCHEZ, SANDY ISABEL
SANDERS, DAVID WAYNE
SANDERS, JEROME MAC
SANDERS, PRISCILLA NELSHALL
SANDOVAL, FRANCISCO ALVAREZ
SANTIAGO, PEDRO MALDONADO
SANTOS, ISREAL AGUILAR
SAVORE, GERSHUNANA KENYANANA
SEGUNDO, GUEVARA
SHEPPARD, HEATH EUGENE
SHIELDS, STACIE QUINN
SIMMONS, RANDY ALAN
SIMON, GARY PATRICK II
SIMPSON, ADRAIN DEJUAN
SIMS, MICHEAL DEWAYNE
SLAYDON, TONYA SUE
SMALL, STEPHANIE MARIA
SMITH, BRITTEN BERNARD
SMITH, BRITTNEY NICOLE
SMITH, CAROLYN ELIZABETH
SMITH, CHELCE LEIGHANN
SMITH, JAMES CARLTON
SMITH, JIMMY G
SMITH, JOE CLYDE
SMITH, KEVIN D
SMITH, PAUL JR
SMITH, WARNETTA TYRICE
SMITH, ZANDRA
SNIDER, RICKY LYNN
SOPHUS, TAMIKA
SOTO, RAFAEL LAMAR
SOWELL, SAVANNAH MARIE
SPARKS, CHAYCE MATTHEW
SPERLING, AIMEE RAE
STANDLEY, GREGORY DELCHRISTOP
STEPHENS, DAVID GERARD
STEPP, DEVON RAY
STEWARD, PERTISHA MICHELL
STOMBER, MATTHEW QUINN
STOUT, KATIE JO
STRONG, NANCY GRANT
SUASTE-LEON, JUAN
SUELL, BLANDELL
SUELL, JOE LEWIS JR
SUER, RICHARD HENRY JR.
SWEET, ANTHONY DAVID
TAYLOR, RODRIQUEZ MIGUEL
TAYLOR, TARA LANETTE
TERRANCE, VERNELL GATLIN
THOMAS, DAYNA KAROLL
THOMAS, DEMMERICK KIADLAMON
THOMAS, ELIZABETH SUE
THOMAS, HOWARD EARL
THOMAS, JENNIFER VEATRICE
THOMAS, JONATHAN ALLEN
THOMAS, MICHAEL ANTHONY
THOMAS, MICHAEL DEWAYNE
THOMPSON, CONTESHA
THOMPSON, JOHN MELVIN III
THORNTON, RICHARD GLENN JR
THROWER, CURTIS ALLEN JR
TILLOTSON, DAVID VINCENT
TIPPS, JAVENSEN HOWARD
TOTRE, JOSE
TUCKER, RICHARD COLE
VALDEZ, ESTEBAN M
VALENCIA, ERIC POSADAS
VASQUEZ, JOSE HERNANDEZ
VAUGHN, SAMANTHA KAY
VAZQUEZ, FEDERICO
VERGARA, GERMAN JR
VIGIL, CARMEN GONZALEZ-ALEMAN
VILLARREAL, BELINDA
VILLEGAS, CRISTIAN OSWALDO
VILLEGAS, NOHEMI
WADE, BILLY WAYNE
WADE, DEVEREK DIVANTWUN
WADKINS, KATTIE BRANDIE
WAGONER, TYRUS
WAGSTAFF, GLORIA JEAN
WAGSTAFF, LANCE ALLEN
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WARREN, DARINDA WHITLOCK TAYLOR
WASHINGTON, SHERREL LATRECE
WEBER, REBECCA
WHEELER, CHARLES WESLEY
WHELESS, HEATHER NICOLE
WHELESS, SUMMER DANNELLE
WHITAKER, MATARYA QUENTA
WHITE, PATSHALLA MICHELLE
WHITLEY, MICHAEL WANE
WIGGINS, DAVID JR
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WILLIAMS, DEDRICK
WILLIAMS, DOUGLAS WAYNE JR
WILLIAMS, HOLLIS JAMES
WILLIAMS, JERON BAKEIL
WILLIAMS, JULIE MARSHALL
WILLIAMS, JUSTIN CLAY
WILLIAMS, RODNEY DEMOND
WILLIS, SHAYLA JADE
WILSON, SHANTERICA
WILSON, TRE-XENA
WISE, JOHNATHAN
WOODHATCH, DANIEL BLADE-SANFORD
WRIGHT, BICKEY
WYATTS, MIKE
YANES, JESUS
YARBROUGH, JONATHAN DEWAYNE
YARBROUGH, PATRICIA MONAE
YOUNG, KELLEY K
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ZAMORA, KEVIN JACOB
ZAMORANO, JOSE
ZAMUDIO, HERIBERTO AGUILAR
ZARAZUA, JOSE ANTONIO

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SFA Double Header to be on ESPN


 

In a release issued by the Southland Conference on Monday afternoon, the men’s and women’s basketball games between Stephen F. Austin and Central Arkansas at the Farris Center in Conway, Ark., on Saturday, Feb. 25, will now be broadcast through the ESPN3 platform.
 
As has been the case since the beginning of the 2015-16 academic year, all Stephen F. Austin men’s and women’s home games have been available for streaming through ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app. Select Southland Conference road games the Lumberjack and Ladyjacks take part in have been made available on the streaming service as well.
 
The change in coverage options has also created a change in the start time of the men’s game. Originally set to begin at 6:00 p.m., the tilt between the ‘Jacks and Bears will now begin at 6:30 p.m. The women’s basketball game between SFA and Central Arkansas is still set to tip off at 4:00 p.m. that day.
 
For the most up-to-date news about schedule changes and all Stephen F. Austin athletics news, visit SFAJacks.com frequently and follow SFA Athletics on Twitter (@SFA_Athletics), Facebook (SFA Athletics) and Instagram (@SFA_Athletics).

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4-H News


 

Here are some results and upcoming events for Shelby County 4 H members:
 
 
Fort Worth Livestock Show results:
We had 6 4 H members participate at the show.
Wesley Wages - Shorthorn plus heifer
Seth Shamblin - market hog
Megan Dunn - market steer
Camille Greer - 2nd Charolais heifer
Hannah Wages - 3rd Hereford heifer
Garrett Saenz - 7th Beefmaster heifer
 
This week we have several 4 H members participating at San Antonio:
Shotgun Shoot
Colton Gutermuth
Tucker Scarber
Colby Lout
Hagan Craig
Dawson McFadden
Konner Windham
Seth Shamblin
Logan Holloway
Lance Holloway
 
Heifer show
Camille Greer
 
Next week:
 
Barrow show
Seth Shamblin
 
Steer Show
Megan Dunn
 

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Weather Update


 

Below is a graphic showing why we are all sneezing, have itchy eyes, and runny noses.Also of note is the widespread influenza across the US and here in Texas as shown in red below.
We were fortunate to have not had the heavy weather yesterday that many across the state had in their areas.  Just a few rolls of thunder and .69 inches of rain....outside of some 27 mile per hour wind as the storms passed us by. About the same temp today as yesterday 63/38 and wind that will die down after noon today.  Sun tomorrow and no significant wind/rain/etc to speak of until late Sunday thru Tuesday.....NO freezing temps in the next 10 days....SUN and 70's ahead.
 
 

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Deputy of the Quarter


 

Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle is pleased to announce the deputy of the quarter
award for the 4th quarter of 2016.  He wants to point out that these awards
are to recognize deputies for their outstanding performance both on and off
the job.  Presented with awards for this quarter are the following deputies:
 
 
 
Sgt. Melinda Woodley (Corrections)
 
Corporal Landon Williamson (Criminal)
 
Deputy Scott Atkins (Civil)

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Texas Comptroller's Officers Work with Federal Officials to Halt Credit Card Plot


 

 
An investigation conducted by police officers with the Texas Comptroller’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and the FBI has led to the indictment of six people for their roles in an alleged credit card skimming device plot.
 
According to a federal indictment unsealed Feb. 9, the defendants allegedly conspired to place skimming devices on gas pumps in Odessa to steal credit card numbers and personal identification numbers from customers. The defendants used the stolen information to make cloned credit cards to purchase hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel from gas stations, and then resold the fuel to others. Officials estimate victims lost more than $37,000 in the plot.
 
“I’m proud of the hard-working men and women in the Comptroller’s Criminal Investigation Division and the long hours of vigilant police work that went into this investigation,” said Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar. “By working closely with the dedicated officers of our partner law enforcement agencies, together we were able to build a case that sends a clear message: We will vigorously work to protect the safety, identity and hard-earned dollars of law-abiding Texans all over our great state.” 
 
The following were charged with one count of access device fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft: Juan Adelmo Bermudez, 46; Jorge Manuel Batista-Gonzalez, 37; Michel Sarmiento, 36; Andy Cruz-Leyva, 45; Sandra Alva Escobar-Carballosa, 31; and Livan Sanchez-Leyva, 38.
 
The FBI’s Permian Basin Oilfield Theft Task Force, Texas Comptroller’s CID and Ector County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation. For more information about CID and the crimes it investigates, go to the Comptroller’s website [ https://www.comptroller.texas.gov/programs/support/investigation/ ].
 

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Area Wide Singing at Center Church of Christ


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National Weather Service Cancels Tornado Watch


 

The National Weather Service has canceled the Tornado Watch.  However stay tuned to Center Broadcasting for the latest updates.

 

 
This Afternoon Showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds. High near 65. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
 
Tonight A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 45. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

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Wreck on 96 Near McAdams Propane


 

 
 
 
Earlier today February 14th there was a car wreck near McAdams Propane.  According to DPS officer Keith Jones reports at the scene.  At about 11:57 am a 2003 Grey Ford F150 being driven by Juana Maria Meza Arguello age 38 was traveling north bound on U.S 96 in the left lane, she slowed down to make a turn into McAdams Propane and was rear ended by a  2001 Gold Saturn. Causing damage to both vehicles, drivers were reportedly uninjured.  The driver of the Saturn exited the vehicle and fled the scene.  They have yet to be identified, if you have any information regarding the identity of the gold Saturn please contact the Shelby County Sheriff Office at 936-598-5601 or DPS at 936-598-6152.   
 
 
 
 

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Vegetable Garden


 

It is that time of year many get the itch to plant a backyard vegetable garden.  We’ll look at the pictures and dream of bringing in armloads of fresh produce.  
But before you begin, let’s talk about your preparations:
Select the site. This can make or break many first-time gardens.  Stand in your proposed site facing south.  Looking up at the sky, then to the left (east) and to the right (west). There should be no tall trees or buildings that will shade your garden in the morning.  A little afternoon shade after 3 pm could be helpful.  Hint: Make it close enough to a water spigot and the house where it will be easy to add water and easy for you to get out to care for it.
Decide how big to make it.  Grand ideas often make us set up a garden way too large for the summer care.  Remember that the patch of soil that looks beautiful now will need weeding and watering as summer heat sets in.  Also, study just how much produce one really can grow from each plant or seed that you put in.  Hint:  A smaller, well cared for garden will easily out-produce a larger, poorly cared for garden.  
Prepare the soil.  I don’t know if your soil needs lime and certainly don’t know how much.  Adding lime makes the soil less acidic.  You will not go wrong by tilling in compost.  Add one bag (30-40 lbs.) of composted manure for every 10 by 10 ft. of growing space and then incorporate it.  Hint: A soil test will be able to tell you exactly how much lime (if needed) and what nutrients your garden site needs.  Cost is $10 from SFA State University.  
Choose what to grow.  Don’t chase fads and plants that you really don’t know if the family likes.  If you don’t care for eggplant, don’t stick it in your garden.  Hint: Plant only what you know your family likes! 
Arrange plants by height and harvest time.  Tall plants belong on the north side and short season vegetables (like radishes!) don’t need planting all at one time.  Plant a little of the garden each couple of weeks to draw out the harvest.  Hint: Plan ahead so that you don’t have all your summer squash at one time. 
Plant at the right time. I don’t know when the last frost will be.  Pay attention to historical averages and the long-term forecast.  Historically the last frost date for our area is March 15.  Said another way, we have a 50% chance of frost after April 1!  Hint: Make your best, educated guess following the recommended planting time and, even then, study the 15-day forecast.  
 
Lane Dunn is the County Extension Agent for agriculture and natural resources for Shelby County. His email address is jldunn@ag.tamu.edu .  
The members of Texas A&M AgriLife will provide equal opportunities in programs and activities, education, and employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity throughout Texas A&M AgriLife.
 

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Softball Player Signs For a University


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shelbyville Senior, Bailey Rabalais signed a Letter of Intent to play softball at Letourneau University this Fall. Family and fellow Lady Dragons were there to celebrate with her.  Congratulations Bailey! We are Dragon Proud!
 
 
 

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Warrant Roundup


 

The Center Municipal Court Warrant Roundup is coming soon! Are you on the list?
 
Payments must be paid in full, contact the court at 936-598-3080. In order to pay your warrant on line you will need your citation # before you call traffic payment.com or call 1-800-444-1187. You can come to the court to pay. If paying during business hours (8am - 4pm), exact change is not required at the Municipal Court window. If paying after hours, you must bring the exact amount. NO CREDIT CARDS AND NO PERSONAL CHECKS.
 
If you feel like your name is on the list in error, contact the court and we will get the matter resolved. Disregard if you have paid and we have not taken you off the list. We will try and update the list as often as we can.

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Tornado Watch For Shelby County


 

According to the National Weather Service their is a tornado watch until 3:00 pm today stay tuned to Center Broadcasting for all your weather updates.
 
Detailed Forecast 
 
Today Showers and thunderstorms. High near 68. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
 
Tonight A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 45. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
 
Wednesday Partly sunny, with a high near 61. Northwest wind around 10 mph.
 
Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 36. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
 
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 64. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.
 
Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 43.
 
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.
 
Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.
 
Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
 
Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
 
SundayA 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
 
Sunday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
 
Washington's Birthday Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

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Rep. Paddie's Capitol Update


 

This week saw the Texas Senate pass the sanctuary cities bill as well as the ethics bill that Gov. Abbott designated as emergency items. Those important bills will now pass over to the House where we will give them consideration and send them on to the Governor for his signature.
 
The other important happening this week was the appointment of committees in the House.  I am honored to have been appointed to four committees: the State Affairs Committee, the Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee, the Calendars Committee and the Select Committee on State and Federal Power and Responsibility.
 
The State Affairs Committee has jurisdiction over everything from abortion bills to energy regulation and many areas in between, including the sanctuary cities and ethics bills that the Senate just sent over.  This committee has one of the broadest jurisdictions of any House committee and my appointment will give East Texans a voice on many of the most high profile issues that will be addressed this session.
 
Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee has jurisdiction over many of the industries and occupations that are regulated by the state of Texas.  This committee does important work to make sure that our regulations are sensible and workable.
 
The Select Committee on State and Federal Power and Responsibility serves as a watchdog for the federal government and works to hold the feds accountable for their actions and inactions and their costs and impacts on the State of Texas.  
 
Calendars committee is a procedural committee that determines the order and priority of bills as they are placed before the House for debate.  While this task may sound mundane, this committee is the gate keeper to the House floor and has a great deal of influence on which bills are debated or not debated by the House.
 
This week, I also had the pleasure of welcoming a delegation from Panola County to the Capitol to celebrate Panola County Day.  It is always great to see folks from back home at the Capitol and make sure they are aware of what is going on in Austin.  If you are planning on being in Austin, between now and Memorial Day, please let me know so we can have a chance to visit.  You can contact me at 512-463-0556 or district9.paddie@house.texas.gov.

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This week at the Fannie Brown Booth Library:


 

 

 

 

 

        
Thurs. morning, Feb. 16th at 10:30 a.m. - Preschool Story Time.
 
Thurs. afternoon, Feb. 16th at 2:00 p.m. - Color Me Calm Adult coloring.  All materials supplied.  Just come and enjoy!
 

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Weather Update


 

 

 

 

 

Rain is on its way.  Just delayed.The red on the map is NOT for Valentine's Day. Lots of Tornado watches and Warnings. Stay tuned to your favorite weather sorce. Tom JohnsonKTXSANAU6
 

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Commissioners Court Results


 

 

 

At yesterday’s Commissioners Court Steven Shires District attorney proposed that the probation system help fund or partly fund a new community service officer.  He also requested money to pay for cell phones for him and his employees, which was granted.  Veteran Affairs Officer Sherri Riley was recognized for her accomplishments for the veterans of Shelby County.  The Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension Office were approved in their request for a larger building and the old school building will be renovated and given to them. In addition the Court also discussed purshasing a/c units for the historic courthouse.

 

 

 

Steven Shires

 

 

Sherri Riley

 

 

Lane Dunn and Jhrei-Lynn McSwain

 

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The Golden Harvest Ministries Club Meeting


 

The Golden Harvest Ministries Club will meet Monday, February 20th, in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church at 11:30 AM.  In recognition of President’s Day Colleen Doggett will present a program from the book “The Quartet” about our nation’s Founding Fathers.  The program will be enlightening and enjoyable.
 
Visitors are always welcome to join us for a delicious covered dish luncheon, a good program and time of fellowship.

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Center HS Tennis Tournament Results from Feb. 3, Feb. 10


 

The Varsity Tennis Team competed in the Kilgore tournament this past Friday, February 10, 2017. Sixteen schools participated and Center finished 3rd overall. Here is how each individual bracket finished:
 
Boys Singles A- Mauricio Rojas-Solis 5th
Boys Singles B- Vaughn Whitley 10th
 
Girls Singles A- Keelan Williams 4th
Girls Singles B- Mackenzie Dykes 1st
 
Boys Dbls A- Zach Fausett/Nate Morris 6th
Boys Dbls B- Abram Morales/Jose Landin 2nd
 
Girls Dbls A-Whitlee Reed/Megan Dunn 3rd
Girls Dbls B-Katie Nehring/Caitlyn Basham 5th
 
Mxd Dbls A-Emma Locke/Keaton Watlington 6th
Mxd Dbls B-Sam McSwain/Maddie Russell 3rd
 
Upcoming:
Varsity Tyler Tournament 2/17
 
Go Riders!!
 
The Riders also participated on Friday, February 3, 2017. Here are the Varsity Jacksonville Tennis Tournament Results with accompanying photos.
 
Team Points - 12 schools participating
Girls - 2nd
Boys - 3rd
 
Individual Results that earned points
 
Girls Singles A:  Mackenzie Dykes - 4th
Girls Singles B:  Caroline Scull - 2nd

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SFA Suppresses Lamar in the Rebound Game to Win 74-66


 

 
 
SFA Suppresses Lamar in the Rebound Game to Win 74-66
The Ladyjacks had four players in double figures in the 74-66 win over Lamar.
 
 
Feb. 11, 2017
Final Stats
 
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Stephen F. Austin took on Lamar on Saturday afternoon for their annual Play4Kay Pink Out game. SFA dominated the game for 33:58 minutes, and only allowed the lead to change three times. The “fiercesome four” were at it again tonight with all four making double-digit points. Both senior Adrienne Lewis and Stevi Parker had double-doubles on the night. Parker had her season sixth and career ninth double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds, ten of those of the defensive side. Lewis had her second double-double of the season and fifth of her career, posting 10 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Ross, now with 11 straight 20+ point game, completed the night with 21 points going 6-10 from the field and 7-11 at the line. Senior Brentney Branch rounded out the Ladyjacks in double figures with 10 points and three assists. As a team, the Ladyjacks had a terrific rebounding game, thanks to Lewis and Parker. SFA outrebounding the Cardinals 52-38, a season-high for the Ladyjacks. SFA shot 26-61 (42.6%) from the field and 16-29 (55.2%) at the free throw line. The SFA defense held Lamar to 37.7 field goal percentage and 47.4 percent at the charity stripe.
 
“I thought we battled really hard for 40 minutes,” said head coach Mark Kellogg. “I thought our bench was huge.  We were in all sorts of foul trouble in the first half. We had kids in different positions than they usually are. I thought Taylor Jackson was really good tonight. Love that she got 7 rebounds and 7 points against a team that presses like that.  Alaysia [Ready] didn’t play a lot of minutes, but I thought she was pretty good. Stevi [Parker] battled well, it was her best game with 14 boards, unbelievably good. [Taylor] Ross got 21 in 16 minutes. For Adrienne Lewis this night was unbelievably special and for her to double up that was special. I am proud of her.”
 
Lamar scored first in their second possession of the game. After then, SFA went on a 12 point run that was capped by Lewis getting a put-back under the basket that forced Lamar to call their first timeout. The Ladyjacks continued to hold Lamar scoreless for four minutes until they completed a jump shot at the 4:06 mark. Both teams traded five points each in the last six minutes. Junior Taylor Jackson sunk a triple with 40 seconds to go to push SFA ahead 19-11 at the end of the first quarter.
 
The Ladyjacks went up by double-digits at the 8:01 mark in the second when freshman Alaysia Ready drained one from down town. Lamar fought back leading a 7-2 run to cut the SFA lead to three going into the second media timeout. Parker and sophomore Kennedy Harris both went 2-0 at the charity stripe, but the Cardinals kept the pressure on and tied the game, 32-32, at the 1:34 mark. It would stay that way at the buzzer for the half.
 
After the intermission, Lamar took the three point lead at the 9:04 mark, but SFA was not far behind. With the work of Lewis, Ross, and Harris, the Ladyjacks took back the lead at the 6:35 mark. Ross completed three back-to back buckets to put SFA up by ten at the 6:24 mark, forcing Lamar to call a timeout. SFA completed an 8-2 run capped by a triple from Ross to put SFA up 53-38 at the 3:48 mark. SFA and Lamar split five points each in the last three minutes, but SFA kept its 12 point lead, 58-46.
 
Lamar came out with hot hands in the fourth putting up four quick points to cut the SFA lead to six at the 8:12 mark. SFA could not get another bucket for the next 4:15 until sophomore Kia Fisker finished a shot from the block to move the score to 62-54 at the 6:19 mark. The Ladyjacks then went on a 7-5 run to grab their third ten-point lead of the game going into the last two minutes of the quarter. SFA went into game management mode in the final minute going 4-2 from the charity stripe to complete the game, 74-66.
 
“Lamar was a great rebounding team especially on the offensive end. [Kiandra] Bowers leads the nation in offensive rebounds. The offensive rebounding is the key. They missed more shots which is probably why we got more rebounds than they did,” finished Kellogg. “It allows you to get out and transition and go. In that 3rd quarter is where we made the run and it was out in transition and it was all based off the defensive rebounds and that is when Ross and those kids are pretty good when we can get them in the open floor. And that was absolutely crucial for us tonight.”
 
SFA will be back at home on Thursday, Feb. 16 for a 5:30 p.m. game against Abilene Christian. The game will be live streamed on ESPN3 and the Watch ESPN app.

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Panola College Grabs Lead In Sixth Inning For Victory Over Coastal Bend College


 

The Panola baseball team was at home once again this past weekend as they
welcomed Coastal Bend College from Beeville Texas.  Panola took two out of
three from a much improved Coastal Bend team.  With the victories Panola
extends their record to 7-2 on the season.  Panola will travel to Wesson
Mississippi this weekend to take on Copiah Lincoln C.C. on Friday February
17th and then travel across town to play Hinds C.C. in Raymond Mississippi
on Saturday February 18th.  The next home game for Panola is on February 24
th when they host the Texas Post Grad Academy for a double header at Jim
Reeves Memorial Field at 2:00pm.
 
 
 
*Panola College Grabs Lead In Sixth Inning For Victory Over Coastal Bend
College *
 
 
Panola took an early lead in the first inning. With two outs in the first
inning *Andrew Pace *(Beaumont, TX) drove in one run when he doubled in the
top of the fifth inning, Coastal Bend tied things up at three when Carter
from CBCC doubled on the first pitch of the at bat in the fifth inning,
scoring two runs. Panola took the lead for good with four runs in the sixth
inning.  In the sixth *Julian Flores* (Richland, TX) doubled driving in two
runs.
 
 
*Cayne Ueckert* (Jasper, TX) earned the win for Panola.  He pitched five
innings, surrendering three runs, five hits, striking out seven, and
walking one.  Two relievers helped Panola close out the victory. *Miles
Dunn *(Conroe, TX) threw two and two-thirds innings.  *Colton Brasher*
(Hallsville, TX) recorded the last four outs to earn the save for Panola.
 
 
Flores*, Logan Bailey* (Hallsville, TX), *Christian Boulware* (Dallas, TX),
and *Cameron Jacobs *(Shreveport, LA) each collected three hits to lead
Ponies in hitting. Panola was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error.
Boulware made the most plays with 12.
 
 
 
*Coastal Bend Proved To Be Too Much In Game Two Of The Series*
 
 
Panola College couldn't keep up with Coastal Bend College in game two of
the series and fell 8-3 in game one of the double header on Friday at Jim
Reeves Memorial Field in Carthage.
 
 
Coastal Bend captured the lead in the second inning.  Eschenberger of CBCC
homered on the first pitch of the at bat in the second inning, scoring one
run.  In the bottom of the second inning,
 
 
Panola tied things up at one. Coastal Bend took the lead for good with one
run in the third inning. In the third Carter of CBCC homered off of *Logan
Bailey* (Hallsville, TX), driving in one run.  Coastal Bend scored five
runs in the seventh inning.  The big inning for Coastal Bend came thanks to
a single by Murilo, a triple by Overstreet, a single by Eschenberger, and a
single by Lee.
 
 
Bailey took his first loss of the season. He pitched three innings, giving
up two runs, three hits, striking out three, and walking one.
 
 
Home runs for Coastal Bend came when Carter homered in the third inning,
Hausman homered in the sixth inning, and Eschenberger homered in the second
inning.
 
 
*Colby Price* (Nederland, TX*), Colton Oberthier* (Hallsville, TX), *Austin
Blakeley* (Hallsville, TX), Bailey, *Chandler Morris* (The Woodlands, TX),
and *Cameron Jacobs* (Shreveport, LA) all had one hit to lead Panola in
hitting.
 
 
Coastal Bend collected 11 hits. Resendez, Eschenberger, Carter, and Lee
each collected multiple hits for Coastal Bend . Coastal Bend didn't commit
a single error in the field. Lee had seven chances in the field, the most
on the team.
 
 
 
*A Six RBI Day For Colby Price Leads Panola College Past Coastal Bend
College In Game Three*
 
 
Panola College defeated Coastal Bend College 9-4 on Friday thanks in part
to *Colby Price* (Nederland, TX), who drove in six runners.  Price drove in
runs on a single in the second, a single in the fourth, and a home run in
the sixth.
 
 
Coastal Bend captured the lead in the first inning. Resendez homered on the
very first pitch of the game in the first inning, scoring one run.  In the
bottom of the first inning, Panola tied things up at one. An error scored
one run for Panola.  Panola scored three runs in the sixth inning.  Panola
scored its runs on a home run by Price.  Panola took the lead for good with
two runs in the second inning. In the second Price singled off of Cook,
driving in two runs.
 
 
*Ryan Ratliff* (Emory, TX) earned the win for Panola. He threw two innings,
surrendering two runs, three hits, striking out one, and walking zero.
 
 
*Kyle Rogers* (Manvel,TX) started the game for Panola. He tossed two
innings, giving up one run, three hits, striking out two, and walking one.
 
 
Home runs for Panola came when Price homered in the sixth inning and *Christian
Boulware* (Dallas, TX) homered in the third inning.
 
 
Panola collected ten hits. Price, *Duke Ellis* (Nacogdoches, TX), Boulware,
and *George Valdez* (Forney, TX) each collected multiple hits for Panola.
Panola didn't commit a single error in the field.  Boulware had the most
chances in the field with six.
 
 
Coastal Bend had eight hits in the game. Resendez and Johnson each
collected multiple hits for Coastal Bend.  Resendez went 4-for-4 at the
plate as he led the team with three runs batted in.
 
 
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Sam Samford Masonic Lodge February Stated Meeting


 

Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 in Center will hold its February stated meeting tomorrow night, February 14. We will begin at 6:30 with a covered dish dinner. The meeting will start promptly at 7:30. You are cordially invited and needed to help in our efforts to spread the cement of brotherly love and affection which has and will continue to unite us into the greatest fraternity in the world. 

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U.S. Forest Service Waives Day-Use Fees for Presidents' Day


 

The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas is waiving day-use fees at recreation sites February 20 for Presidents’ Day.
 
“Our public lands are open to everyone, and we hope these free days offer an incentive to all people to visit any of the 193 million acres of land held in trust for their enjoyment and use,” U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said.
 
No fees are charged at any time on 98 percent of national forests and grasslands. Approximately two-thirds of developed recreation sites in national forests and grasslands can be used for free. 
 
Camping fees remain in effect, but day-use fees will be waived on Feb. 20 at these recreation areas and trails:
 
Angelina National Forest – Caney Creek and Townsend.
Sabine National Forest – Haley’s Ferry, Ragtown, East Hamilton, Indian Mounds, Lakeview and Willow Oak. 
Davy Crockett National Forest – Ratcliff Lake and Piney Creek Horse Trail.
Sam Houston National Forest – Cagle Boat Ramp, Scotts Ridge Boat Ramp and the Multi-Use Trail.
Caddo and Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands – Coffee Mill Lake, Bois d’Arc Trail, Black Creek Lake, Valley View and TADRA.
 
For more information, visit us on the web at www.fs.usda.gov/texas

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Commissioners Court Notice


 

Notice is hereby given that a Regular meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 13th day of February, 2017 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 the minutes of the January 9, 2017 Regular Meeting, and the January 23th, 2017 Special Meeting, of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court.
 
2. Approve and pay the monthly expenses.
 
3. Approve Officers’ Reports.
 
4. Public Comments on Agenda items.    
 
5. District Attorney and County Auditor to discuss and record establishments of Pretrial Intervention Program Fund in accordance with the Criminal Code of Procedure, Article 102.0121.
        
6. Discuss and possibly approve an Amendment to the LexisNexis subscription by adding the District Attorney. This subscription is currently paid out of the Law Library Fund.
 
7. Discuss and possibly authorize the purchase and contract of cell phones for the District Attorney’s office.
 
8. Recognize Certificate of Compliance from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards for Shelby County.
        
9. Record FY2016 Shelby County Jail Commissary Audit. County Auditor to report fillings per local Government code 351.0415.      
 
10. Discuss and possibly approve the contract of Amendment of The Interlocal Cooperation Act Contract between Shelby County and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB).
 
11. Accept or reject bids for Road & Bridge Pct. 4 for a new or used tractor truck.
 
12. Consider and possibly approve the Resolution for Opposition to Senate Bill 2 and Revenue caps.
    
13. Consider and possibly approve the Resolution for Opposition to Unfunded Mandates.
 
14. Consider and possibly approve the Resolution for State Funds for Indigent Criminal Defense.
    
15. Review quote on renovating the library building on the old school property.
 
16. Recognize Veterans County Service Officer, Sherry Riley, on her Certificate of Completion her specialized training for claims representation and counseling for calendar year 2016 and announce services provided by Lone Star Legal Aid to low income Veterans.    
    
17. Update on air/heat units in 1885 Courthouse.
 
18. Adjourn.

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Missing Woman Found Dead in River


 

 
 
Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports the body of 46 year-old Michelle Curry Ford, of Logansport, LA. was recovered Feb. 12, 2017 from the Sabine River in Joaquin.
 
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 11 a.m. that a property owner along the riverfront observed a body appearing to be a female floating face down in the river. Once officers arrived in the scene the body was recovered and officers with the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office identified the victim.
 
Curry was reported missing Feb. 2, 2017 by the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office.
 
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3 Margie Anderson ordered an autopsy to be performed on the body.
 
Assisting SCSO Investigator Michael Griffin on the scene were SCSO Deputy Adam Renfro, Texas Parks and Wildlife Officer Anthony King, Constable Pct. 3 Roy Cheatwood and DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office.
 
Submitted by Leah Chase

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Nacogdoches Woman Plays in Super Bowl...


 

 
Martha Deluna a church director from Nacogdoches got to go play the introduction music for the Super Bowl.  She has been studying music since she was 8 years old. At 19 she started playing the harp as well. She is originally from El Salvador and now lives in Nacogdoches,TX and works in Lukfin as the Music Director for the First Christian Church. In an interview with Center Broadcasting Company she tells how she ending up getting to play the piano at the Super Bowl.  A friend of hers sent her an online application, she filled it out went to Houston to audition and the judge loved her.  She wants to tell all young musicians to never give up. 
 
 
 

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Timpson Lodge Meeting


 

On Thursday Feb., 16th 2017 Timpson Lodge #437 will have our regular 3rd Thursday Monthly Stated Meeting. A covered dish meal will be provided at 6:30 p.m. Our District Deputy Grand Master, Jesse Maynard, will have his 1st Official visit, on this date. All Master Masons are encouraged to attend and hear the message, from our Grand Master of Texas.  On Monday Feb.,20th, 2017 Timpson Order of the Eastern Star (OES) will have our regular 3rd Monday Stated Meeting.  A covered dish meal will be furnished at 6:30 with the meeting afterwards. 
 
Timpson Lodge #437 meets every 3rd Thursday, with a covered dish meal at 6:30. Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. All Masons, included E.A.s and F.C.s, are encouraged to attend.  Timpson OES (Order of the Eastern Star) meets every 3rd Monday with a covered dish meal at 6:30 and the meeting starts at 7:15 p.m. All members of the OES are invited to attend.  Dale Eldredge Secretary Timpson Lodge #437  Timpson, Texas 75975  cell phone 832-236-9415

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Center ISD Selling Roses


 

Center Floral Design students and Center Culinary will be set up in the
front circle-drive at Center High School starting at 11am-2pm (or until
sold out) on Valentine's Day!
 
 
Drive through and grab some!!
 
 
PRICES:
 
❤️$10 for 1-dozen Chocolate Covered Strawberries
 
❤️$15 for 3- roses in a vase with bow
 
❤️ Rose prices vary depending on Vases, etc.
 

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Texas Drilling Permits and Completions Statistics for January 2017


 

 
AUSTIN –– The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) issued a total of 956 original drilling permits in January 2017 compared to 510 in January 2016. The January total included 865 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, 12 to re-enter plugged well bores and 79 for 
re-completions of existing well bores. The breakdown of well types for those permits issued 
January 2017 included 259 oil, 67 gas, 607 oil or gas, 18 injection, one service and four 
other permits.
 
In January 2017, Commission staff processed 418 oil, 84 gas, 31 injection and three other 
completions compared to 951 oil, 197 gas, 52 injection and four other completions in January 
2016. Total well completions for 2017 year to date are 536; down from 1,204 recorded during 
the same period in 2016. 
 
According to Baker Hughes Inc., the Texas rig count as of February 10 was 362, representing 
about 49 percent of all active rigs in the United States. 
 
For additional drilling permit and completion statistics, visit the Commission’s 
website at: 
 
 
TABLE 1 - JANUARY 2017 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        147             73            10
(2) REFUGIO AREA        107             34            23
(3) SOUTHEAST TEXAS        35             27            29
(4) DEEP SOUTH TEXAS        34              4             3
(5) EAST CENTRAL TX        21              7             1
(6) EAST TEXAS                40              8                    6
(7B) WEST CENTRAL TX        36              8             1
(7C) SAN ANGELO AREA        70             47                    0
(8) MIDLAND               350            167                    5
(8A) LUBBOCK AREA       67             30                    0
(9) NORTH TEXAS                24              8             4
(10) PANHANDLE                25              5                    2
TOTAL                  956          418            84
 
*A district map is available on the Railroad Commission of Texas website at 
 

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2017 District 5 Shelby County 4-H Nutrition and Fashion Contests Official Results


 

 

The District 5 4-H Nutrition and Fashion contests were held on February 4, 2017 at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches.  We had a record number of 4-H’ers enter in the food show, food challenge, nutrition poster, trashion fashion, duct tape designs, fashion storyboard, and fabric/textile creations contests.  A special thank you to all our 4-H parents for making this an exceptional experience for the youth of Shelby County.
 
FOOD CONTEST RESULTS
 
Food Show Place Setting/Display
1st – Junior Division – Camille Greer
 
Food Show
6th - Junior Division - Protein – Harlee Taylor
6th – Junior Division – Grains – Camille Greer
9th - Junior Division – Fruits and Vegetables – Collyn Grammer 
 
7th - Intermediate Division - Protein – Maggie Turk
 
 

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Congratulation to Coach Blaylock


 
 
The website Coachstat.net has included Panola College men's basketball assistant Adam Blaylock on their list of the top 25 junior college assistants. The article mentions his part in one of the biggest NJCAA turnarounds last season and the more than 20 student-athletes placed to four year universities.
 
The article sites that three of the four players that Panola sent division 1 last year were on the perimeter, Blaylock's area of player development. Prior to his arrival to Panola, Blaylock was an assistant at Northeast Nebraska for five seasons, where he was associated with 98 wins.
 
Panola is currently 17-7 and 9-4 in Region 14 play. In the two years as assistant, Panola has already accumulated 41 wins.
 

 

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Center City Council Meeting


 

The Center City Council will meet in Regular Session on Monday, February 13, 2017 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. Public Hearing:
 
1. Application 2016- 1 for Zoning Change of 401 M.L.K. Blvd. from Commercial ( C- 1) to
Residential ( SF 1).
 
III. Approval of Minutes of the Regular Meeting on January 23, 2017.
 
IV. Discuss Consider and Action on the Following:
A. Ordinance 2017- 3 Amending Zoning Ordinance for Decision on Application 2016- 1 for Zoning change of 401 MLK Drive from Commercial ( C- 1) to Residential (SF- 1).
B. Approve Resolution 2017- 06 Authorizing Application for Justice Assistance Grant( JAG).
C. Annual Racial Profiling Report.
D. Authorize Solicitation of Proposals for Land Management at Center Municipal Airport.
E. Approve Budget For Youth Baseball/ Softball Summer Tournament Schedule.
F. Appointments:
1. Appoint Street Improvements for Economic Development Board Member( 413).
2. Appoint Hotel Motel Board Member.
3. Appoint Zoning Board ofAdjustments Members.
 
V. Items of Interest from Council and City Manager and Citizens—No Action Items.
 
VI. Executive Session
Consider entering executive session for legal consultation with the City Attorney and discussion
of pending litigation, personnel matters and land acquisition with possible action related thereto
upon reconvening in open session in accordance with Government Code Section 551. 071,
551. 072 and 551. 074
 
VII. Adjournment.
 

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Commissioners Court Notice


 

Notice is hereby given that a Regular meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 13th day of February, 2017 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 the minutes of the January 9, 2017 Regular Meeting, and the January 23th, 2017 Special Meeting, of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court.
 
2. Approve and pay the monthly expenses.
 
3. Approve Officers’ Reports.
 
4. Public Comments on Agenda items.
 
5. District Attorney and County Auditor to discuss and record establishments of               Pretrial Intervention Program Fund in accordance with the Criminal Code of Procedure, Article 102.0121.
 
6. Discuss and possibly approve an Amendment to the LexisNexis subscription by adding the District Attorney.  This subscription is currently paid out of the Law Library Fund.
 
7. Discuss and possibly authorize the purchase and contract of cell phones for the District Attorney’s office.
 
8. Recognize Certificate of Compliance from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards for Shelby County.
 
9. Record FY2016 Shelby County Jail Commissary Audit. County Auditor to report fillings per local Government code 351.0415.      
 
           10. Discuss and possibly approve the contract of Amendment of The Interlocal Cooperation Act Contract between Shelby County and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB).
 
11. Accept or reject bids for Road & Bridge Pct. 4 for a new or used tractor truck.
 
12. Consider and possibly approve the Resolution for Opposition to Senate Bill 2 and   Revenue caps.
 
13. Consider and possibly approve the Resolution for Opposition to Unfunded   Mandates.
 
14. Consider and possibly approve the Resolution for Sate Funds for Indigent Criminal Defense.
 
15.   Review quote on renovating the library building on the old school property.
 
16. Recognize Veterans County Service Officer, Sherry Riley, on her Certificate of Completion her specialized training for claims representation and counseling for calendar year 2016 and announce services provided by Lone Star Legal Aid to low income Veterans.
 
17. Update on air/heat units in 1885 Courthouse.
 
18. Adjourn.
 
 

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Tiger Weekly


 

 
February 9, 2017-G/B Soccer vs Westwood Home @ 5:30/7:00 pm; Kindergarten
100 day Celebration 
 
February 10, 2017-1st & 2nd Grade Field Trip to SFA for the Seussical Play;
VB vs Joaquin Home 5:00 pm; Lady Tigers vs Woden Eagles in Shelbyville
 
@ 7:30 pm (Tigers are Home Team)
 
February 11, 2017-ACT Test; Little Dribblers 10am/3pm
 
February 13, 2017- G/B Soccer @ Crockett 5:30/7:00 pm
 
February 14, 2017-JVB /VB @ San Augustine 6:00 pm; Day
 
February 16, 2017-End 4th Grading Period
 
February 17, 2017-Student Holiday/Teacher In-Service
 
February 18, 2017-Bass Tournament Lake Towakoni/San Angelo Wool Contest;
Little Dribblers 10am/12Noon
 
February 20, 2017-G/B Soccer vs Westwood (There) 5:30/7:00 pm
 
February 21,2017-Fish Hatchery Field Trip
 
 
 
 
 

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2017 Regents Fellow Service Award Given to Donald Galloway


 

2017 College Station — Donald Galloway of Texas A&M Forest Service was awarded the 2017 Regents Fellow Service Award from the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.
 
The award was presented Feb. 8 at the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.
 
Galloway is the Chief of Staff for Texas A&M Forest Service and in his nearly three decades of work has helped define the expectations for wildland fire response; the responsibility of the state in a tiered incident response system; and what a state agency can truly be.
 
“Don’s career exemplifies an unsung hero. He is someone among us who serves behind the scenes, selflessly contributing to the work of Texas A&M Forest Service, the State of Texas, the incident response community and ultimately to something larger than himself,” said Texas A&M Forest Service Director Tom Boggus.
 
Through his leadership, service and life’s work, Galloway has helped elevate incident response capabilities at the local, state and national levels. 
 
Galloway helped develop the Rural VFD Assistance and Insurance Programs, both were passed by the Texas Legislature in 2001 and continue to positively impact local volunteer fire departments across the state. A survey, constructed by Galloway, of the state’s fire departments collected data used as a foundation for both programs. And as a mark of programmatic success, the 80th Texas Legislature increased funding for the Rural VFD Assistance Program from $15 million to $25 million in 2007.
 
Throughout his career, Galloway has helped elevate the ways that the state collects, processes and disseminates wildfire and incident response information.
 
During the 1998 wildfire season, Galloway helped design the Texas Interagency Coordination Center website http://ticc.tamu.edu/ to better inform local, state and federal cooperators with timely weather forecasts, fuel conditions, fire danger indices, fire occurrence and fire situation reports.
 
Galloway also designed the Texas A&M Forest Service Emergency Operations Center which serves as a command hub for statewide incident management. Incident response leaders have managed such expanse incidents as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the 2011 Texas wildfire season from the EOC.
 
Continuously improving efficiency and accountability, Galloway led the development of web-based fire reporting systems for Texas A&M Forest Service and the state’s 1,800 fire departments. The reporting program was so successful that FEMA recognized it as the only accurate means of determining the appropriate reimbursement of costs to fire departments during the 2005-2006 Presidential Emergency Declaration. It was through Galloway’s efforts that fire departments were able to acquire millions of dollars in FEMA reimbursements, leading to the National Association of State Foresters seeking Galloway to design a national wildfire reporting system and a fire department survey.
 
Galloway’s innovation can be seen not only in the way we organize in wild land fire, but also in the way fight it. 
 
The Texas Wildfire Protection Plan is a multi-disciplinary approach to meeting the wildfire threat across the Lone Star State. Galloway was instrumental in developing and implementing the plan. He helped frame fire management in Texas as an approach that incorporates prevention, mitigation, capacity building, planning and preparedness, as well as incident response. TWPP received funding from the Texas Legislature in 1999, 2009 and 2013, enabling the addition of 188 total firefighters. 
 
Galloway’s command of organizational development, administration, bureaucracy and strategic planning has elevated him to one of the highest positions in the agency – that of Chief of Staff.
 
“Don’s experience, ability to build the capacity of others, create pathways where they did not exist before and pull people and organizations together make him the invisible driving force behind so much of the agency’s success over the past 28 years,” Boggus said. “Serving often behind the scenes, Don’s service and leadership are not unnoticed.”
 
The Regents Fellow Service Award was established in 1998 to recognize exceptional service by professionals in Texas A&M System agencies. Nominees must be full-time, senior-level research or service delivery professionals with at least five years of service in the A&M System. They also must have demonstrated exceptional leadership in programs or projects that have significant statewide impact.

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Paddie Appointed to Influential House Committees


 

 
AUSTIN -- State Representative Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) has been appointed to the House State Affairs Committee, the House Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee, the House Calendars Committee and the Select Committee on State and Federal Power and Responsibility.  
 
"I am excited to be working on such a wide range of issues this session," said Rep. Paddie.  "These committee appointments will allow our district to have influence on many of the important issues that will be addressed by this legislature.  Now that we have our committee assignments, I am looking forward to getting to work and tackling the many issues facing our state."
 
The State Affairs Committee has jurisdiction over matters of state policy; the administration of state government; the organization, operation, powers, regulation, and management of state departments, agencies, and institutions; the operation and regulation of public lands; the regulation and deregulation of telecommunications industry; electric utility regulation as it relates to energy production and consumption; pipeline companies, and all others operating as common carriers in the state; the following organizations and state agencies: the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Office of the Governor, the Facilities Commission, the Department of Information Resources, the Sunset Advisory Commission, and the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
 
The Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee has jurisdiction over the oversight of businesses, industries, general trades, and occupations regulated by this state; regulation of the sale of intoxicating beverages and local option control; and the following state agencies: the Department of Licensing and Regulation, the State Office of Administrative Hearings, the Board of Architectural Examiners, the State Board of Public Accountancy, the Real Estate Commission, the State Board of Plumbing Examiners, the Board of Professional Engineers, the Texas Racing Commission, the Lottery Commission, and the Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
 
The Calendars Committee is a procedural committee with jurisdiction over the placement of bills and resolutions on appropriate calendars and the determination of priorities and proposal of rules for floor consideration of such bills and resolutions.
 
The Select Committee on State and Federal Power and Responsibility is charged with monitoring the actions of the federal government, specifically federal legislation and regulations.  The committee is also charged with assessing the economic impact to the state of federal actions or inaction.

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Every Veteran has a Story - Marcus Smith


 

MARCUS MORMAN SMITH
Staff Sergeant, United States Army, World War II
90th Infantry Division “Tough ‘Ombres”
Silver Star Recipient
 
“FOR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY IN ACTION”
 
The Silver Star is the third highest military decoration for valor that can be awarded to any person serving in the United States Armed Forces. It is awarded for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States. Only the Distinguished Service Cross (Army), Navy Cross (Navy/Marines) or the Air Force Cross and the Medal of Honor rank higher.
 
Staff Sergeant Marcus Morman Smith of Timpson, Texas was awarded the Silver Star for heroism while serving with the 90th Infantry Division in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. 1Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 2107 (1945).
 
 
Marcus was born into a large family of four brothers and four sisters along with six half siblings on February 17th, 1917. 2His father Thomas Adkins Smith, Jr. (1859-1919) was first married to Dora Mae Walker who passed in 1899 and he then married Marcus’ mother, Elizabeth (Lizzy) Gertrude Bussey (1878-1970) on Christmas Day, 1900.
 
He was a member of Company D, 144th Infantry Regiment when it was mobilized on November 25th, 1940. 3On January 3rd, 1941 fifteen army trucks picked up the Timpson, Texas soldiers and equipment and transported them to Camp Bowie, Fort Worth, Texas for training. 4The day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 8, 1941, the regiment moved to Fort Lewis Washington to guard the West Coast against possible Japanese attack. 5Company “D” was assigned to Petaluma, California and he along with two other Shelby County boys, Corporal Dalton Clark and Sergeant Henry Porterfield came home on a 15-day furlough in November, 1942.
 
At some time after his furlough Sergeant Smith was transferred to the 90th Infantry Division, nicknamed “Tough ‘Ombres” by General George Patton. 4The 90th landed in England on April 5th, 1944 and trained until June 4th. First elements of the division saw action on D-Day, 6 June, on Utah Beach, Normandy with the remainder entering combat June 10th, cutting across the Merderet River to take Pont l'Abbe in heavy fighting. After defensive action along the river Douve, the division attacked to clear the Foret de Mont-Castre (Hill 122), clearing it by 11 July, in spite of fierce resistance. In this action the Division suffered 5000 killed, wounded, or captured, one of the highest casualty rates suffered in WW II. His unit also fought in the Battle of the Bulge, December 1944 and liberated the 1500 prisoners left behind by the SS at Flossenburg Concentration Camp.
 
6On April 21st, 1945, Mrs. Lizzy Smith received word that her son, Marcus had been wounded in action on the 8th. She also received the Silver Star Medal that he had been awarded. The General Order read “Under the provisions of Army Regulation 600-45, the Silver Star is awarded for Gallantry in Action to: “Marcus M. Smith, 20810966, Staff Sergeant, United States Army. The gallant courage and aggressive devotion to duty displayed by this soldier in combat reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States”. By Command of the Commanding General.
 
At wars end Marcus received his honorable discharge from the United States Army and returned home. 7On April 16th, 1946, just one year removed from the chaos of war he and Miss Sarah Mills were united in marriage at the Baptist Church with the Rev. W. A. Dollahite officiating. Sarah, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Mills was a 1942 graduate of Timpson High School.
 
After returning to civilian life I am not sure what his vocation was but I believe his wife Sarah and son Kenny were in the insurance industry. I do know that in 1953 he was a member of the Timpson American Legion and Assistant Boy Scout Master of Troupe 113. In 1963 he was a member of Cecil’s Hotrods Bowling Team. Marcus passed on April 3, 1984 at the age of 67 and is buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.
 
All soldiers of the 90th Division were given a certificate of tribute from General George S. Patton dated July 13th, 1945. It read “Sometimes I think you don’t know how… … good you are. You are the best soldiers in the world. It was a great honor to command you.” It is also my honor to reveal Sergeant Marcus Smith’s story and heroism to his fellow Americans.
 
As always if you can add to the story please contact me at 936-598-2976 or email: chief@chiefimaging.com.
 
Sources: 1Military Times Hall of Valor, 1/2017; 2Family Search.org, 1/2017; 3Timpson & Tenaha News, 5/6/2004 David Pike; 4Wikipedia.org, 1/2017; 5Timpson Weekly Times, 11/13/1942; 6Timpson Weekly News, 1/30/1945; 7Timpson Weekly News, 5/3/1946; Photo courtesy of Boyd Smith, 1/2017.

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Center Garden Club Preparing for April Flower Show


 

Hemphill Garden Club members and National Flower Show Judges Nell Anderson and Betty Eddleman conducted a workshop on flower designing for Center Garden Club members in preparation for their April 7 Flower Show.  Final preparations were made for the Texas Garden Clubs District III Spring Convention which the club will host in Center March 2-3.

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My Five Cents


 

 

 

 

While we see hundreds of visitors every week at the Texas Capitol, this week the Sweetwater Jaycees featured a little more unusual guest, the rattlesnake, in the open rotunda of the Capitol. They come to raise awareness of their annual rattlesnake round up, which started as a way to help local ranchers prevent problems for themselves and their livestock. While I did not visit these snakes, I believe some of my staff got up close and personal with them. 
 
Here are five things happening at your Capitol this week:
  
1. First Bills Heard on the Floor
 
This week the Senate heard and voted on the first bills of the 85th Session. The rules of the Legislature state that neither chamber may vote on legislation for the first 60 days of a legislative session, unless it is one of the Governor's emergency items or a local bill. The bills voted out this week had been declared emergency items by the Governor during his State of the State address last week. 
 
2. Ethics Bill Passes Senate
 
The Senate has passed Senate Bill 14, of which I was a co-author, to provide ethics reform to the State of Texas. The bill, which is now being sent to the House for consideration, would keep elected officials who are convicted of felonies from staying in office and receiving a state pension. It requires more disclosure of money and gifts that lobbyists provide to elected officials, as well as requiring elected officials, upon leaving the Legislature, to wait one full legislative session before becoming lobbyists. Elected officials will also be required to provide more information about their incomes, including government contracts and legal referral fees. It is important to ensure our government is transparent in its dealing with special interest group and to ensure there are strong ethics laws to help guide the Legislatures actions.  
 
3. Sanctuary Cities Ban Passes Senate 
 
In last week's column, I shared with you the details of Senate Bill 4 which would ban sanctuary cities in Texas. The bill was heard in the State Affairs Committee late last week and after many hours of testimony was sent to the Senate floor, where it was finally passed. Local and state government entities and college campuses could face denial of state grant funds if they refuse to comply to enforce immigration laws and cooperate with federal immigration officials. The department head of the agency who violates the provisions of the bill could also be subject to a criminal prosecution in the form of a class A misdemeanor. It is important to ensure state and federal laws are followed by every law enforcement agency in our state in the same way. 
 
4. Sermon Safeguard
 
Senator Joan Huffman has filed Senate Bill 24, of which I am a co-author, which makes it impossible for a government entity to force religious leaders to hand over their sermons. A governmental entity includes the state and any of its agencies, as well as any political subdivision of the state such as a city, county or school district. A religious leader will be protected in that they will not be able to be compelled to disclose a written, audio or video version of a sermon delivered during religious worship of a religious organization, and they may also not be compelled to testify regarding the sermon. 
 
My grandfather was Methodist minister who traveled and visited different communities in East Texas. I learned from him the important role ministers play in our lives and because of this I believe it is important to ensure we are protecting the religious freedoms of the citizens of Texas.
 
5. 4-H Day at the Capitol
 
This week it was great to see so many 4-H members for their day at the Capitol this year. The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program is a component of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The 4-H program, which is available to students in all 254 counties within the state, serves youth from Kindergarten to 12th grade by helping them prepare for service to our state, country and world. Students are able to learn life-skill experiences in agriculture, engineering, leadership, healthy living and creative arts. It is always an honor to meet with this and other organizations who are training tomorrow's Texas leaders. I am constantly reminded when I visit these young people that Texas has a bright future.

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Center PD Wright Dodge Theft Suspect


 

 

 

An unknown individual appearing to be a white male driver, entered the property of Wright, Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Center on February 6, 2017 at approximately 7:40pm. Above is video of someone resembeling the suspect, taken from E-Z mart.
 
The subject was driving a white 4-door Honda Civic. There the subject took several sets of wheel simulators off of the new vehicles, causing an estimated loss of over $5,000.
 
Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information regarding this crime should call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online at www.centercrimestoppers.com. Remember you don't have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.

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Shelby County Local Advisory Board Discusses Mental Health


 

The Shelby County Local Advisory Board of the Rural East Texas Health Network (RETHN) met at the County Courthouse in Center on February 8th. Board members reviewed admissions data for Burke's Regional Mental Health Emergency Center, and heard a report on Burke's new Crisis Intervention Program for those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). 
 
The board also received an update on issues concerning the mental health system for Texas that were being addressed during the current legislative session in Austin.

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Sis. Annie Mae Garrett Benefit Program


 

 
A Benefit Program For Sis. Annie Mae Garrett will be held Saturday, February 18, 2017 6PM at Bennett Chapel Missionary Baptist Church 674 CR 2582 Shelbyville, TX 75973 Bishop W.C. Martin, Pastor.
 
We are asking all church choirs, praise teams, soloist, prayer warriors, and groups to come and worship with us. Everyone is invited to come!!

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Panola College Will Go to the Stock Show Rodeo


 

The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, one of the largest Rodeos in the World, will be Showcasing the top Collegiate Rodeo Teams from across the Southern and Southwest Region of the NIRA.  The Panola Team has had 8 athletes selected to participate in the Sunday afternoon rodeo this weekend in San Antonio.  
 
Representing Panola College will be:
Abby Phillips - Marshall, TX - Barrel Racing
Logan Cook - Alto, TX - Saddle Bronc/Calf Roping
Travis Chapman - Woodville, TX - Bareback
Fulton Rutland - Stillwell, OK - Bullriding
Laramie Johnson - Shreveport, LA - Breakaway Calf Roping/Team Roping
Colton Johnson - Shreveport, LA - Team Roping
Caleb Cogbill - Orange, TX - Steerwrestling
Taylor Gooch - Hemphil, TX - Goat Tying
 
Other teams that will be competing include:  Southern Region:  Sam Houston State University, Texas A&M University, McNeese State University, Texas A&M Kingsville, Hill College, Wharton Jr. College, LSU-Alexandria, Texas A&M- Commerce, Southwest Texas Junior College, Trinity Valley C C, and Northeast Texas CC
Soutwest Region:  Tarleton State University, Texas Tech University, Sul Ross, New Mexico Jr. College, Weatherford College, Odessa College, Vernon College, Western Texas College, Eastern New Mexico, Cisco College, Ranger College, Carendon College, North Central Texas College, Howard College, West Texas A&M, Frank Phillips College, and South Plains College

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Gibsons Ribbon Cutting Today - PHOTOS


 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite the public to join them for a new member ribbon cutting for Gibsons Energy, on Thursday, February 9 at 9:30 a.m. It will be held at 1524 Shelbyville Street in Center.
 
Gibsons Energy is an oilfield service and rental company that operates in the United States and Canada. The Center facility is composed of thermal oxidation for oil base cuttings recycling and oilfield rental equipment. The operation is regulated by the RRC, TCEQ and the DOT. The facility operates 24/7 in order to service the Haynesville Shale area and employs 50 people. For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or info@shelbycountychamber.com.
 
UPDATE PHOTOS FROM TODAY'S EVENT:
 
 
 
 
Lenoard Dupuis Regional Manager

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Tiger Alert!!!


 

Friday, February 10th-JV Boys Game is cancelled.
 
Varsity Tigers vs Joaquin Rams in the SEC @ 5:00 pm
 
Lady Tigers vs Woden Eagles in Shelbyville @ 7:30 pm (Lady Tigers are the
Home Team)

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Fillies Win!!!


 

The Panola College Fillies hosted the Buccaneers of Blinn College Wednesday
night and came up with a close win, 85-80.
 
In the nail biting match up, the Fillies were able to rally up as a team
and seal the deal. "It was a good win for us. One that we needed" Head
Coach Eddie Kite stated. "Our team really showed a lot of heart tonight".
 
Bodies flying after lose balls, rebounds at every angle, and a high energy
bench is what kept the ladies hopeful on the night. They found themselves
down going into half time 32-38, even after hitting key shots. They were in
the same boat at the end of the third quarter as they headed into the 4th,
54-61. This was Blinn's largest lead, and at some points, the Fillies would
cut it to 2 before Blinn escaped again.
 
In the 4th chapter, the Fillies used a big 31-19 quarter to finish the
game. 

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Panola men outlast Paris, 69-68


 

 

 

 

 

Paris, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team traveled here
Wednesday evening and defeated Paris Junior College, 69-68. Winners of four
straight, the Ponies improve their record to 17-7 and 9-4 in Region 14
play. “Our thought our guys handled adversity well all night. That is such
a tough place today and we responded all night.” Head Coach Grant McMillan
mentioned.
 
 
Panola found themselves down by nine early 27-16 with just under 10 minutes
remaining in the half. The Ponies eventually took a three point lead but
couldn’t maintain the lead and were down 38-36 at intermission. The second
half neither team took a lead of more than five points. Devyn Wilson hit a
three in the corner to take a 69-66 lead with 2:04 remaining in the game.
Paris responded with a layup the pursuing possession. Neither team scored
the final 1:31 of the game. Paris had a chance to score with 10.4 seconds
in the game but didn’t get a shot off.
 
 
TJ Killings came off the bench and led the Ponies offensively with 16
points. Killings hit four 3 pointers on the evening. Wilson added 13 points
and Eric Mcgill chipped in with 11. The trio of Tope Arikawe, Bryson
Lockley and KJ Byers combined for 25 rebounds. Panola netted 12 three
pointers on the night and as a team they only had nine turnovers.
 
 
Panola continues Region 14 play this upcoming Saturday when they head to
Corsicana to take on Navarro College. Tip-off is set for 4:00 PM.
 

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Weather Update


 

I hope you enjoyed the 80's (83 again today)because tomorrow's high will be in the neighborhood of 61 with a low of 42 early tomorrow morning... Even with the sun....and the winds did shift to the North this evening with a high gust of wind at 17 mph. Around 10:30 this morning we had a wind gust from the South at 21 mph.
Friday will see sun until noon or shortly thereafter. Our temps bounce back into the low 70's. Then there will be a shift in the winds to the South, clouds will form, and temps will continue to remain in the 70's ....
 
At least, Until midday Saturday when we can begin to see some much needed moisture return and begin to mix with another front to give us rain Sunday and Monday with winds moving N, WNW, S, and NO 80's for a while...just 60's and low 70's...40's and 50's in the evening and early morning hours. Jackets, sweaters, and rain gear are the watchwords. Totals for the rain will have a wide range from 1/2 to 1.25 inches in total over the weekend and first of next week... before we see sunshine and dry conditions again....late in the 10 day view.
I will be interested to see what our NWS forecasters have to say in tomorrow mornings weekly briefing.
 

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Basketball Schedules


 

 
The Center Roughriders basketball team has an away game @ rival school Carthage Bulldogs on Friday, February 10 @ 7:30p.
 
The Tenaha Tigers basketball team has a home conference game vs. Joaquin on Friday, February 10 @ 5p.
 
Joaquin Varsity Girls will play Cushing on Monday, February 13th at 7:30 pm at Cushing High School. Admission: Adults: $4.00, Students: $3.00 Passes Honored: District 21&22, THSCA, TABC & Senior Citizen.
 
The Timpson Bears basketball team has a home conference game vs. San Augustine Wolves on Friday, February 10 @ 6p.

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Woman Arrested For Child Endangerment


 

Investigator Chad Brown of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, under the direct supervision of the Shelby County District Attorney, Stephen Shires, on Friday, February 3, 2017 filed charges against Kursti Agnew on two counts of Child Endangerment – based on creating a danger to her children’s mental and emotional state – and one count of false report to a peace officer. She was booked into the Shelby County Jail on Sunday, February 5, 2017, and bonded out that same day.
 
The charge of false report to a peace officer stems from a report Agnew made to authorities on February 2, 2017, that allegedly contained a number of material untruths. This was the latest salvo in a campaign that Agnew has waged against the family of her children’s father over the past year, either as a part of, or leading up to, what authorities believe is a new round of a custody battle. Over the last year, Agnew has made a number of claims that her children have been abused by a member of their father’s family. These charges have been thoroughly investigated, and found to be wholly untrue. “But that is not why I approved going forward with the charges,” notes Stephen Shires. “There is strong evidence in this case that Ms. Agnew is compelling the children to make false allegations against a member of their father’s family using terms and ideas of an explicit sexual nature that children of these ages should have absolutely no concept about.”
 
This is the first time that Sheriff Willis Blackwell and Stephen Shires have filed charges for child endangerment based on emotional and mental harm. “I am very concerned about the emotional welfare of these children, and I felt something had to be done,” said Shires. “Plus, as a matter of policy, false reports of this nature take valuable time and resources away from our ability to address legitimate claims of child abuse; it was only after repeated abuses of the system that we decided that we had no choice but to move forward with charges against Ms. Agnew.”
 
Shires concluded, “District Judge LeAnn Rafferty signed the warrants. She made it very clear that she wanted to make sure that we were not sending a message to the community that would in any way discourage folks from making reports regarding the abuse of children, even if ultimately the concerns are unfounded. As such, Judge Rafferty scrutinized the complaints carefully and was extremely thoughtful and deliberate before signing the warrants. I assured her that this matter was singular in both its egregiousness and seriousness, and that we have a very active and effective Child Advocacy Center, that the Sheriff, Investigator Brown, and I strongly and energetically support.”

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Center Livestock Auction Report


 

 

 

 

Cattle Sold: 344 HD
Sellers: 75
Buyers: 38
 
Steers:
150-300 LBS 1.20 TO 1.95
300-400 LBS .80 TO 1.85
400-500 LBS 1.20 TO 1.67
500 LBS & UP .70 TO 1.50
 
Heifers:
150-300 LBS 1.05 TO 1.42
300-400 LBS .80 TO 1.42
400-500 LBS 1.00 TO 1.40
500 LBS & UP .90 TO 1.35
 
Slaughter Cows: .26 TO .67
Stocker Cows: 600.00$ TO 1400.00$HD
Bulls: .70 TO .89
Pairs: 800.00$ TO 1300.00$
Baby Calves: 65.00$ TO 190.00$HD
 
Market quoted on beef cattle ONLY!!! Plain cattle prices will be lower!!

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Garrison Lions Club Names Citizen Of The Year


The Garrison Lions Club has recognized Joel Barton as Citizen Of The Year.  Barton worked part time in law enforcement for many years while working full-time at Acme Bricks.  In April of 2002, he bacame Chief of Police in Garrison.  Barton now works as a police officer at Garrison ISD.

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Joaquin Lady Rams Defeat Timpson Lady Bears


In basketball action Tuesday evening, the Joaquin Lady Rams defeated the Timpson Lady Bears by a score of 47 to 41.

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Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church Fund Raiser


The Mt Herman Missionary Baptist Church will host a chili luncheon fundraiser for the West Shelby County Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, February 18th from 11 am to 2 pm or until all sold. A bowl of chili with crackers, drink and dessert will be $5.  The church is located at 9181 Hwy 7 West. 

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Center Band Booster Meeting


 

There will be a regularly scheduled meeting of the Center Band Boosters this Monday, February 13th at 5:30 in the Band Hall of Center High School.

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Armed Relay Station Robbery UPDATE


 

Desota Parish Sheriff, Rodney Arbuckle reports two arrests stemming
from an armed robbery that occurred at the Relay Station in Frierson, LA on
January 23, 2017.
 
Following interviews and the discovery of physical evidence, detectives were able to link two subjects to the crime.  They were identified as Robert Weldon Thompson II (B/M - DOB: 05/24/1982) of Baytown, TX and Fetina Ann Epps (B/F - DOB: 08/12/1973) of Monroe, LA.
 
Detectives learned during the armed robbery that one of the armed subjects attempted to
shoot the clerk, however the weapon misfired.  Epps has been arrested and is currently incarcerated in the DeSoto Parish Detention Center charged with Accessory after the Fact and Attempted First Degree Murder.
 
Thompson is currently incarcerated in Texas.  He has pending local charges and will be
extradited on the outstanding warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder. The investigation is still ongoing for additional suspects.
 
 
 
Fetina Ann Epps (B/F - DOB: 08/12/1973)
 
 
 
Robert Weldon Thompson II (B/M - DOB: 05/24/1982)

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University Affairs staff members receive awards


 

SFA’s Division of University Affairs recently recognized several of its team members with a new series of awards based on “The SFA Way.”
 
Staff members were nominated by their colleagues for exemplifying one of the five Root Principles of “The SFA Way” – respect, caring, responsibility, unity and integrity. The awards were presented during a recent professional development event, which was attended by more than 60 staff members from across the division.
 
The following awards were presented:
 
Respect Award – Cyndra Krogen-Morton, Title IX compliance specialist;
Caring Award – Kristina Sage, senior secretary for Orientation Programs;
Responsibility Award – Lacey Folsom, associate director of student engagement; Unity Award – Saville Harris, coordinator of student engagement; and Integrity Award – Shea Roll, area coordinator in the Residence Life Department.
 
In addition, SFA’s Center for Career and Professional Development received the division’s annual “Closing the Loop” award for excellence in assessment. Staff members within the department include Jamie Bouldin, director; Brandi Derouen, assistant director; Susan Nolan, administrative assistant; and Melissa Turner, career coordinator.

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Huxley Helping Hands To Hold Food Pantry Saturday


Huxley Helping Hands, a local mission group from the Huxley community, will give away food boxes to Shelby County residents in need of assistance.  Food boxes will be given away on Saturday February 11, 2017 at Hillcrest Baptist Church, located at 901 Southview Circle in Center.

 

Those wishing to receive a food box must present identification. New recipients must show proof of income and residency.

 

Sign-in starts at 9:00 AM. Only one box per household. Distribution will continue until all of the food is gone.

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Shelbyville Marching Band Ranking


Members of the Shelbyville Dragon Military Marching Band competed in the Region 21 Solo and Ensemble contest on Friday Februrary 3rd. All 5 ensembles that competed earned first division superior ratings from the judges they performed for.

 

Earning a first division qualified the students for the State Solo and Ensemble contest to be held this May at Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville, TX.

 

The students that earned first divisions and qualified for state are:

 
Flute Quartet
Rebecca Jones, Yadira Reyes, Kelsey Jones, Emily Prichard
 
Mixed Trio
Rebecca Jones, Yadira Reyes, Vivian Mendoza
 
Clarinet Choir
Lizbeth Bautista, Madison Taylor, Kalina Bradshaw, Vivian Mendoza, Randall
Bailey, Kaci Griffin
 
Trumpet Trio
Ty Fox, Adam Shofner, Jessye Massey
 
Tuba-Euphonium Quartet
Jacobi Jackson, Kyle Tindol, H'Leighen McClelland, Jasmine Osby
 
On Saturday February 4th middle school students competed at Solo and
Ensemble contest at Nacogdoches High School.  Multiple students earned
first division ratings from judges receiving a total of 22 medals.  Those
students are:
 
Kiana Bennett, Naomi Caporali, Makayja Horton, Lexi Fleming, Aubrey Dow,
Melissa Guerra, DiNova Rose, Hagan Crumpton, Brenda Bautista, Kayla White,
Neena Smith, Neera Smith, Dawson Jackson, Tijah Jackson, Eli Taylor, Jaelyn
Crawford, Logan Williams

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Panola College Medication Aide Class


Shelby College Center will offer a Medication Aide class this Friday, Feburary 10th from  8:30 am - 4:00 pm, with Betty Gruber, RN the insructor.  The cost is $65 and enrollment is limited. For more information call: 936-598-9543

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Joaquin Sports Game Date Change


 

Joaquin Varsity Girls will play Cushing on Monday at 7:30 pm at Cushing
High School.  Admission: Adults: $4.00, Students: $3.00 Passes Honored:
District 21&22, THSCA, TABC & Senior Citizen.
Go Lady Rams!
 

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Local Restaurant Employees Charged with Placing Prescription Drugs In Food


Center, TX - Two employees of the Center McDonalds have been charged in connection with prescription drugs being found in a child's meal.

 

On Wednesday, January 5, 2017 a report was made to the Center Police Department that a family had went through the drive through at the McDonalds located at 813 Hurst St in Center Texas on January 4,2017. The family purchased a Happy Meal for their 9 year old. After they left the drive through window, two prescription Tramadol pills were found in their child's Happy Meal.

 

Through a month long investigation Detective Stroud located two suspects who are employees at that McDonalds. Detective Stroud did confirm that the two suspected parties, 37 year old Omeisha Williams and 25 Year old Artshia Radway of Center, were responsible for the Tramadol pills being place into the happy meal.
 
The State Health Inspector was called and completed a Health inspection of the restaurant on January 31, 2017.
 
On February 7, 2017 Judge Eaves issued Two Abandon/ Endangerment a Child, Felony Two warrants. One warrant for Omeisha Williams arrest and one for Artshia Radway arrest.
 
Williams was arrested on 02-07-2017 and Radway is still at large. Detective Stroud would like the public to be aware of this incident and urge anyone with any information in regards to Radway's location to call the Center Police Department.   
 
 
 
Center Crime Stoppers is offering cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information should call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online at www.centercrimestoppers.com
 
Remember, you don't have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely
anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.
 

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Former Nacogdoches Chair of GOP Arrested for Theft of Political Funds


The former chair of the  Nacogdoches County Republican Party has been arrested on theft charges.  Read more at ktre.com

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City Mini Park Update


 

 The City of Center is excited to announce that the widening and reconstruction of Childs Street is complete opened on Monday, February 6 at 8:00am.  Childs Street will now be a 2-way street with turn only lanes onto Tenaha Street.
 
At the same time, Fair Street will be closed to through traffic.  Malone Drive will dead end at the new Portacool Park parking lot.  Most of Fair Street will be closed permanently to become part of Portacool Park.

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SFA's Guenther, Petti to perform recital for flute, piano today


 

The Cole Performing Arts Series at Stephen F. Austin State University will present music faculty members Christina Guenther and Ron Petti performing a flute and piano recital at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
 
Guenther is professor of flute at SFA, and Petti is professor and director of accompanying.
 
The program includes Johann Nepomuk Hummel's Sonata for Flute and Piano, which is a three-movement work. Hummel, an Austro-Hungarian composer and pianist, crosses over the Classical and Romantic periods, which can be heard in the piece, according to Guenther.
 
"Classical scale patterns meet Romantic harmonies and colors," she said.
 
The concert will feature San Francisco-based composer Kyle Hovatter's "by a spirit of uselessness." The composer describes the work as "a spirited dance with a fun groove."
 
The second part of the concert opens with French composer Francis Poulenc's Sonata for Flute and Piano, another three-movement work with "lovely tone colors, singing melodies and fun energy," Guenther said. The Coolidge Foundation commissioned the piece in 1957.
 
The program closes with New York-based composer Francis Poulenc's "Airborne."
 
"This work has a fun, jazzy feel, is high in energy with several mood changes, and will be a crowd pleaser," Guenther said.
 
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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VFW TO OBSERVE THE SINKING OF THE USS MAINE


 

The Spanish-American War lasted a little less than four months, April 21st -
August 13th, 1898 and ended Spain's worldwide empire.  It ended with America
easily defeating Spain and signaled the United States emergence as a world
power.  The blowing up of the battleship USS Maine in Havana harbor on
February 15th, 1898 with the loss of 266 crewmen and marines in essence was
the start of the war.
 
The US Navy Department board of inquiry concluded that a mine had detonated
under the ship and the American public reacted with outrage blaming Spain
for the disaster.  It was during this war that Teddy Roosevelt and his
cavalry unit known as the "Rough Riders" became famous.  This would be the
first war fought overseas by the United States and involved campaigns in
both Cuba and the Philippine Islands.  
 
The brief war cost the United States $250 million and 3,000 lives of which
90% perished from yellow and typhoid fever and other infectious diseases.
 
The Veterans of Foreign Wars traces its roots back to these veterans who
founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service.
There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them, and they were left
to care for themselves.  These formed organizations would become what is now
known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.
 
In observance of the sacrifices made by the Veterans of the Spanish American
War and those who died aboard the USS Maine, Shelby County Memorial Veterans
of Foreign Wars and the Auxiliary will hold wreath laying at the Veterans
Memorial on the grounds of the Historic Shelby County Courthouse, Center,
Texas on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.   As always the public
is invited.  Questions call Post Quartermaster Larry Hume at 598-2976.

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Joaquin Man Arrested After a Traffic Stop in Logansport


 

Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle wanted to inform the public of recent drug arrests following operations by the Narcotics Division and the Directed Patrol Unit.

 

 


Kelly Lovett

 

 

 



Chad Pridgen

On January 31, 2017, at about 2:06 p.m. deputies working with the directed patrol unit conducted a traffic stop on Highway 84 at the Texas State Line in Logansport, LA. During the traffic stop, deputies identified the driver of the vehicle as well as two passengers, who were identified as Kelly Lovett, 23 of Mansfield, LA, and Chad Pridgen, 51 of Joaquin, TX. Deputies noticed Lovett moving in a suspicious manner. Deputies obtained consent to search the vehicle and located narcotics, brass knuckles, and drug paraphernalia in a purse belonging to Lovett. Deputies arrested Lovett for Possession of Schedule II CDS, Illegal Carrying of a Weapon, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Pridgen was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Shelby County, TX and was subsequently placed under arrest for them.
 

 



Juanita Briggs

 


On January 31, 2017, agents working with the Tri-Parish Drug Task Force conducted an undercover operation while assisting the Louisiana State Probation and Parole office. P&P Agents were attempting to locate a subject identified as Juanita Briggs, 33 of Logansport, LA. Agents were able to locate a residence in the area of Highway 5 in Logansport that Briggs was believed to have been living at. Agents confirmed that Briggs had been living at the residence and obtain consent to search the residence. They located two scales normally used in the distribution and packaging of controlled dangerous substances in a bedroom belonging to Briggs. Shortly thereafter, Briggs returned to the residence and was detained. Agents searched Briggs and located a glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine. She was placed under arrest for two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia by the Agents as well as a Probation Violation by LA P&P.

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REP. Paddie Introduces Statewide Regulatory Framework for Transportation Network Companies


 

Bill would address patchwork regulations, providing consistency and expanding economic opportunity and choice for Texans

February 7, 2017 Austin, TX -- Texas State Rep. Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) has filed legislation proposing a statewide regulatory framework for transportation network companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft. House Bill 100 will help bring economic opportunity and access to safe, reliable transportation to more Texans.

“It is time to end the inconsistencies of regulations across the state that stand in the way of transportation innovation and adopt a uniform, common sense law focused on safety and access to new technology,” said Rep. Paddie, who is also the former Mayor of Marshall. “In order to encourage growth and innovation, businesses need consistency and certainty. Statewide rules are necessary so riders and drivers can travel from places like Center, TX, to Carthage using ridesharing technology without hitting regulatory barriers.”

About H.B. 100:

Regulatory Certainty: There are more than 1,000 cities in our state and TNC drivers cross invisible lines of jurisdiction with riders on a daily basis. With trips occurring all over Texas and between cities, it’s clear statewide rules are necessary. 36 other states have passed statewide bills regulating TNC’s.

Public Safety: Requires TNCs to conduct a local, state and nationwide  criminal background check, including checking the national sex offender database.  Requires that applicants convicted of certain offenses are prohibited from being TNC drivers.  TNCs also play a role in helping to reduce alcohol-impaired driving in communities where they operate.

Economic Opportunity: TNCs contribute significantly to the local economies where they operate and are on the forefront of innovation improving rural & urban mobility. People from all walks of life choose to drive because it provides a flexible opportunity to earn based on their own schedules and priorities.
 

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Timpson Band Students Earn 62 Medals at Solo and Ensemble


 

On February 3 and 4, members of the Timpson High School Band performed at the Region 21 Solo and Ensemble Contests in Nacogdoches and earned a total of 62 First Division medals.   Along with the twirlers that earned medals in October, 14 students have now advanced to the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest held in n Pflugerville, TX on Memorial Day Weekend!  Congratulations to these students for working very hard and for doing such an outstanding job representing Timpson ISD!

 



5th Row (L-R):  Da’Mya Collins, tuba- solo;  Xander Stephens, tuba- solo and ensemble;  Fabian Martinez, tuba- solo and 2 ensembles;  Kay’Unna Curtis, tuba- solo and ensemble;  Connor Timmons, piano- solo, marimba- solo, and ensemble;  Chris Lewis, percussion- ensemble;   Jeremy Wagstaff, percussion- ensemble;  Kamarieous Johnson, percussion- ensemble;  Blake Johnson, percussion- ensemble;  Madelyn Ramsey, percussion- ensemble
4th Row (L-R):  Devin Kimzey, trombone- 2 ensembles;  Jose Galavis, trombone- ensemble;  Asher Molloy, trombone- solo and ensemble;  Samuel Todd, trombone- solo;  Marc Carroll, euphonium- 2 ensembles;  Ja’Karia Deckard, bass clarinet- ensemble;  Claire Johnson, bass clarinet- solo;  Julieta De Leon, French horn- 2 ensembles;  Yanelit Garcia, French horn- ensemble
3rd Row (L-R):  Gracie Wagnon, trumpet- solo and ensemble;  Connor O’Brien, trumpet- solo;  Lana Parks, trumpet- solo and ensemble;  Bradley Young, trumpet- 2 ensembles;  Kristyn Rader, trumpet- ensemble;  Allysha Stephens, trumpet- solo;  Dallas Dennis, trumpet- 2 ensembles;  Brayden Watson, trumpet- solo
2nd Row (L-R):  Kendall Archer, alto saxophone- solo and ensemble;  Brittany Hutto, alto saxophone- ensemble;  Chelsey Franks, alto saxophone- solo;  Caden Solomon, alto saxophone- solo;  Alyssa Parks, clarinet- 2 ensembles;  Shy’Kuirra Bussey, clarinet- solo and ensemble;  Ty’eshia Johnson, clarinet- solo and ensemble;  Maria Palacios, clarinet- ensemble;  Britney Vargas, clarinet- ensemble
1st Row (L-R):  Jamie Stephens, flute- solo;  Rebekah Parks, flute-  solo and ensemble;  Aislynn Kimzey, piccolo- ensemble
Not pictured:  Celine Bush, clarinet- solo;  Kelley Garcia, clarinet- ensemble; Carter Ramsey, tuba- solo

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Center Learning Academy Accepting Donations for Garage Sale


 

Center Learning Academy at First Baptist Church, Center is having a garage sale on Saturday, March 18th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

We are asking for donations of good used children's clothes, children's and adult's shoes, purses, jewelry, toys, household goods, tools, kitchenware, dinnerware, etc.  
Please do not send adult clothing.

All donations will be greatly appreciated!  Drop donations off at the daycare Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.  We are located in the church at 117 Cora St., Center, TX.  Phone number is 936-598-3708.

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The First Annual Intergalactic Dodgeball Tournament


 

The First Annual Intergalactic Dodgeball Tournament is coming soon! Saturday, March 4, 2017 starting at 9am at the Center Intermediate Gym.

Team entry $100 per team, 5 players per team. Free agent rate, $20 individual. $5 non-participant gate fee. Free participant t-shirts. Concessions available.

Awards will be presented for best individual costume, best team costume, and tournament MVP. Age brackets include 10-13; 14-18; 19-30; and 31+.

To register call Jason Mitchell - 936-590-7196 or visit www.centertexas.org.

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1st Annual Stanley Burgay Memorial Bass Tournament



The 1st Annual Stanley Burgay Memorial Bass Tournament Benefiting the Stanley Burgay Memorial Scholarship Fund will be held March 25th 2017 6:45 AM-3:00PM at Cassels-Boykin Park FM 3123, Zavalla, TX.

Team event trailering is allowed entry fees are $150 per Team includes Big Bass. Entry Forms will be available at: www.shelbycountybassanglers.com

Weigh-in line opens at 2 PM. Must stop fishing by 3PM and be in line by 4PM.

Sponsor levels include Platinum -$1000 Gold - $500 Silver - $300 Bronze - $200

Donors – Prizes or donations less than sponsor levels

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House of Refuge Apostolic Ministries Anniversary


 

House of Refuge Apostolic Ministries will be having our Church Anniversary on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3 o'clock. Guest speaker will be Bishop T.C. Keli of Dallas, Texas. Please join us as we uplift the Lord.

House of Refuge Apostolic Ministries is located at 215 South Church Street, Center, Texas 75935.
 

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Joaquin T-Shirts For Sale


 

The Joaquin Athletic boosters are now selling Lady Ram Playoff shirts!!!!  The shirts will be royal blue.  Money is due Wednesday, February 8, by 8 am.

Shirts will be passed out Monday.

 

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Center PD Looking for Thief


 

 

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Panola College Sweeps Vernon College in Carthage


 

The boys in green were back at home this past weekend as they took on Vernon College from Vernon Texas.  Panola won three straight earning the sweep in the series and extending their record to 5-1 on the season.  Panola will be back at Jim Reeves Memorial Field this Friday, February 10th and 11th as they host Coastal Bend College from Beeville Texas.  Game times set for 7pm on Friday and the double header starts at 1pm on Saturday.

 

Panola Jumps Out To Early Lead In Victory Over Vernon In Game 1

 

Panola College defeated Vernon College 9-2 thanks to a strong start. Panola scored on a passed ball and a single by Colby Price (Nederland, TX) in the second inning.

 

Panola scored three runs in the fifth inning on a fielder's choice by Michael Lawson (Conroe, TX) and a groundout by Cal Smith (Fort Worth, TX).

 

Cayne Ueckert (Jasper, TX) earned the win for Panola. He threw four innings, surrendering one run, five hits, striking out four, and walking zero.

 

Panola collected eight hits. Chandler Morris (The Woodlands, TX) and Christian Boulware (Dallas, TX) each collected multiple hits for Panola. Austin De Leon (Frisco, TX), Colby Price, Logan Bailey (Hallsville, TX), and Austin Blakeley (Hallsville, TX) each collected two hits to lead Panola to victory.

 

Hallsville Duo Team Up As Panola Shuts Out Vernon In Game 2

 

Panola College defeated Vernon College 7-0 in game two of the double header on Friday at Jim Reeves Memorial Field as Hallsville duo teamed up for a shutout.

 

Panola captured the lead in the second inning. Andrew Pace (Beaumont, TX) singled on a 0-1 count, scoring John Mike Bounds (Beckville, TX) .Panola scored four runs in the third inning on a home run by Bounds. 

 

Logan Bailey (Hallsville, TX) earned the win for Panola. He tossed five innings, allowing zero runs, two hits, striking out nine, and walking zero.  Colton Brasher (Hallsville, TX) finished the game striking out two and allowing zero runs in two innings of work.

 

Panola collected 11 hits. Colby Price (Nederland, TX) had three, Colton Oberthier (Hallsville, TX), Bounds, Pace, and each collected two hits.

 

Julian Flores Collects Four Hits As Panola Defeats Vernon 11-3 And Completes The Sweep

 

Julian Flores (Richland, TX) gave Vernon College fits, as he bagged four hits in Panola’s 11-3 victory on Saturday. Flores singled in the second, homered in the third, singled in the fifth, and doubled in the seventh.

 

Panola earned the victory and completed their first series sweep of the year.  Vernon's big inning came in the top of the third plating three runs.  Panola answered with three runs of their own and was never pressured the rest of the way.

 

In the third Colby Price (Nederland, TX) homered off of Gatnes, driving in one run and Flores homered off of Gatnes, driving in two runs.

 

Taylor Tomlin (Center, TX) earned the win for Panola.  He tossed two and a third innings, allowing zero runs, one hit, striking out one, and walking zero.

Ty Miller (Bullard, TX) started the game for Panola. He threw two and two-thirds innings, giving up three runs, four hits, and striking out one.

 

Panola had 16 hits in the game. Flores, Price, Duke Ellis (Nacogdoches, TX), Colton Oberthier (Hallsville, TX), Andrew Pace (Beaumont, TX), and Austin De Leon (Frisco, TX) each collected multiple hits for Panola.

 

De Leon, Pace, Oberthier, and Ellis. Panola was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Logan Bailey (Hallsville, TX) had the most chances in the field with 13.

 

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Tiger Daily


 

Tiger Alert!!1
Calling Out the Tiger Nation to Rock the SEC
Monster game for the Lady Tigers and Tigers tonight in the SEC.  We will have Senior recognition immediately following the JV Boys game and the Lady Tigers will take on Woden in a battle of top ten teams for the 22-2A Championship. 
TISD Students will be seated in sections 5 and 6. 
Let’s make some noise tonight!!!
The Final Tiger Café!!
Tonight is the final night of the Tiger Café for this year!!! The lines will open around 5:00 PM. 
 
 
 
QUOTE…
 
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own, and you know what you know.
And you are the guy who'll decide where to go.
by Dr. Seuss
 
The line taken from Dr. Seuss’ quote “YOU CAN STEER YOURSELF IN ANY DIRECTION YOU CHOOSE” sums up what House Bill 5 has done for current graduation plans and career paths.   As early as middle school students are expected to think about future goals and carry them into their high school years, implementing their PGP (personal graduation plan).  For some, that will mean attending a junior college or a 4 year university.  We are happy to be able to offer 24 dual credit hours to our college-bound students, fully funded by Tenaha ISD. 
 
For others, options include obtaining certification in a field of choice or making plans to go directly into the workforce.  Current certification programs include the CNA program (Certified Nurse Aide), as well as Medical Billing & Coding, taught by our very own Cindy Hughes.  Once requirements are met, students will be involved in an intern program prior to taking the state exam for certification.   Back by popular demand-and growing each year-is the WELDING program.  Students may graduate with a basic or advanced welding certificate, giving them a leg up when they get out into the real world. 
 
As this school year begins to wind down, we are already looking into what programs will best fit our student needs, based on interest and availability.  Seeing our students cross the finish line called “GRADUATION”, it’s a great feeling to know they have accomplished so much and on the right path for success. 
 
TENAHA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
 
Karen Fallin
Counselor
 
Please visit our district web page for other details on our school: www.tenahaisd.com
(The calendar provides the most up to date events)
 
 
February 7, 2017-JVG/JVB/VG/VB vs Woden @ Home 4:30 pm (Tiger Café will be open) Senior Recognition will be after the JV Boys Game
February 9, 2017-G/B Soccer @ Westwood 5:30/7:00 pm; Kindergarten 100 day Celebration
February 10, 2017-1st & 2nd Grade Field Trip to SFA for the Seussical Play; JVB/VB vs Joaquin Home 6:00 pm
February 11, 2017-ACT Test; Little Dribbles 10am/3pm
February 13, 2017-G/B Soccer @ Crockett 5:30/7:00pm
February 14, 2017-JVB/VB@ San Augustine 6:00 pm
February 16, 2017-End 4th Grading Period; G/B Soccer @ Marshall 5:30/7:00 pm
February 17, 2017-Student Holiday; Teacher In-Service
February 18, 2017-Bass Tournament @ Lake Towakoni/San Angelo Wool Contest; Little Dribblers10am/12Noon
 
2016-2017 Tiger Yearbook
Buy your 2016-2017 Tenaha Tiger all-color, 130+ page yearbook today! Many wonderful and exciting events have occurred this year, and yearbooks are a great way to remember all these great memories.
Prices
$35.00 (February 1 - March 31)
$40.00 (April 1 - May 19)
$6.50 - Add personality by including their names and choice of icons on the cover 
Ordering Options
 
Buy online at www.yearbookforever.com and enter school name.
Return Order Form and payment to the following:
Elementary School - Return to classroom teacher or office 
Junior High/High School - return to Mrs. Tyner or office
If paying with check, please make check payable to Tenaha ISD 
Yearbooks should arrive in late August or early September.

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Texas Prepaid Tuition Program Enrollment Deadline Approaches


 

(AUSTIN) — Texas families can lock in the cost of undergraduate tuition at Texas public colleges and universities by enrolling their children in the tax-advantaged Texas Tuition Promise Fund® prior to the close of the current enrollment period, which ends Feb. 28.
 
The Texas Tuition Promise Fund, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, allows participants to prepay undergraduate tuition and school-wide required fees for a four-year degree, two years of community college or just a few semesters at Texas public colleges and universities by purchasing tuition units.
 
“I’m encouraging Texas families and individuals to remember the upcoming deadline to prepay and lock in today’s rates for all or some future tuition at any two- or four-year Texas public college or university,” Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said.
 
Enrollment in the program at 2016-17 prices closes the last day in February. This deadline extends to July 31 for children younger than 1. The next annual enrollment period begins Sept. 1, with new contract prices based on Texas public college costs for the 2017-18 academic year.
 
Complete plan information, current prices, enrollment forms and more are available online at TuitionPromise.org, or call 1-800-445-GRAD (4723), Option 5.

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Congratulations to Shelby County Sheriff's Office


 

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards recently acknowledged the excellent work of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office with a Certificate of Compliance for tThe Shelby County Jail. The most recent inspection of the facility demonstrated that the jail is in compliance with Texas Minimum Jail Standards.
 
The Certificate of Compliance demonstrates outstanding leadership and the diligent work of the jail staff in complying with minimum jail standards. In addition, the achievement is a direct result of the office’s commitment to excellence and is an example of dedication and professionalism in maintaining a safe, secure, and sanitary facility.
 
Providing the essential budgetary support for jail operations is also imperative to achieving compliance. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Shelby County Commissioner’s Court for their vital support of jail operations.

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Strong Triumph Church Announces Pack the Pew Spring Musical


 

Strong Triumph Church, under the leadership of Elder Faye Dell Allen, cordially invites everyone to their Pack the Pew Spring Musical to be held March 4, 2017 at 6 p.m.
 
We are anticipating some very gifted and talented musical groups who are coming to share their musical talents with us as we lift up praises to God.
 
For more information, please contact Elder Allen at 936-368-2611/936-572-5810 or Sis. Sylvia Hubbard at 936-332-3103!!! 

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Car Crashes into Dance Furniture


 

 
A Car Crashed through Dance Furniture in Center yesterday, at about 12 noon the driver of a tam Cadillac was entering Dance Furniture Parking lot whe she accelerated instead of stepping on the break. Thankfully no injuries occured and Dance Furniture is not seeking to press charges.

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Nacogdoches Man Charged with Sexual Assault of a Child


 

A Nacogdoches man was arrested for sexual assault of a child.  19 year old Andrew Preciado was caught in Angelina County where he was having sexual intercourse with a 15 year old girl in the back seat of a car this past Friday.
 
He was detained at the Angelina County Jail on a felony sexual assault of a child charge. He later posted bail and was released on Saturday.
 

 

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Premier leadership program slated for summer start


 

The Holdsworth Center, a new leadership institute based in Austin, has invited 26 public school districts from across Texas to apply for its first program beginning in June. Founded by H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt, the Holdsworth Center has the goal of supporting and developing public school leaders in order to improve, over time, the quality of education offered to every child in every classroom in Texas.
 
The districts are:
* Aldine ISD – Houston, TX
* Alief ISD – Houston, TX
* Arlington ISD – Arlington, TX
* Austin ISD – Austin, TX
* Brownsville ISD – Brownsville, TX
* Cedar Hill ISD – Cedar Hill, TX
* El Paso ISD – El Paso, TX
* Fort Worth ISD – Fort Worth, TX
* Frenship ISD – Wolfforth, TX
* Grand Prairie ISD – Grand Prairie, TX
* Grapevine-Colleyville ISD – Grapevine, TX
* Harlingen CISD – Harlingen, TX
* Killeen ISD – Killeen, TX
* Klein ISD – Klein, TX
* Lamar CISD – Rosenberg, TX
* Laredo ISD – Laredo, TX
* Lubbock ISD – Lubbock, TX
* Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD – Pharr, TX
* Round Rock ISD – Round Rock, TX
* San Antonio ISD – San Antonio, TX
* Socorro ISD – El Paso, TX
* Southwest ISD – San Antonio, TX
* Spring Branch ISD – Houston, TX
* Temple ISD – Temple, TX
* Tyler ISD – Tyler, TX
* Victoria ISD – Victoria, TX
 
Of those who apply, six will be chosen to be part of the inaugural class beginning this summer. The first cohort is by invitation only, but in subsequent years the application process will be open to all districts. Strong applicants will demonstrate an existing commitment to human capital and talent development and alignment of vision among the superintendent, key cabinet members (central office staff) and the Board of Trustees.
 
“While we hope that over time nearly every district in Texas will benefit from this program in some way, we wanted to kick off the first cohort by inviting a group of folks who we know will be eager for the opportunity and committed to the process,” said Kate Rogers, Acting Executive Vice President of the Holdsworth Center. “This group of districts all have dynamic leaders at the helm and boards who are supportive and open to making improvements that will better serve students.”
 
Until a permanent site is identified and the academic campus, which will become home to Holdsworth is complete, the program will rotate among conference centers located near the selected districts to give superintendents an opportunity to visit and learn from each other, as well as world-class faculty from around the country.
 
The Holdsworth Center will work with districts over a 5-year period to empower individual leaders -- including superintendents, principals and key administrators -- to reach their fullest potential. The Center staff and faculty will also assist districts in establishing a common vision and roadmap for identifying, cultivating, training and supporting future leaders.
 
Through a unique set of experiences including international travel, exposure to the best leadership experts in the country, facilitated lectures with renowned faculty and group discussion, participants at The Holdsworth Center will explore their personal leadership in a setting that promotes reflection, thought and dialogue. Classes and team projects will focus on critical topics such as change management, effective teaming, board relations and best practices in talent management, to name a few.
 
A staunch advocate for public education, Mr. Butt founded The Holdsworth Center to create sustainable improvement in Texas schools. The Center is named after Mr. Butt’s mother, Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth Butt, an educator, philanthropist and lifelong leader for social justice.
 
The Holdsworth Center will operate as a non-profit organization and Mr. Butt has pledged to invest more than $100 million in its creation.  The Center is governed by a 17-member board chaired by Dr. Ruth Simmons, who served as president of Smith College from 1995 to 2001 and as president of Brown University from 2001 to 2012.
 
Texas’s 1,204 independent school districts serve approximately 5.3 million students, amounting to 10 percent of children in the entire nation.
 
According to a 2010 Rainwater Leadership Alliance Report, to dramatically improve our nation’s public schools, we must focus on the essential role of school leaders. While teacher quality is the single biggest factor influencing student achievement, strong principals are key to teacher development and retention. In fact, principals account for 25 percent—and teachers 33 percent—of a school’s total impact on student achievement.
 
Similarly, a 2010 study by the Wallace Foundation found that “leadership is second only to classroom instruction as an influence on student learning. To date we have not found a single case of a school improving its student achievement record in the absence of talented leadership.”
 
School leadership is crucial because making a significant impact on student achievement requires the cooperation of various stakeholders, including parents, teachers and policy makers.
 
“Educators in leadership positions are uniquely well positioned to ensure the necessary synergy,” the study concluded.
 
The Holdsworth Center
Headquartered in Austin, Texas and founded by Charles Butt, a lifelong advocate for public education, the Holdsworth Center will offer world class training and leadership development to school districts selected to participate through a generous multi-year investment.  Named after Charles’ mother, Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth Butt, an educator and dedicated philanthropist, the Center’s goal is to successfully support and develop the leaders of the more than 1,200 school districts in Texas and the thousands of campus leaders in the state in order to improve the quality of education offered to every child in every classroom. For more information, visit www.holdsworthcenter.org.
 

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Another Crash in Lufkin


 

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers
investigated a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Timberland and Atkinson
Drive on February 4, at approximately 7:40 p.m.
The preliminary investigation indicates an on duty Lufkin Police Officer in a
marked patrol car was facing North in the left turn lane on Timberland Dr. The
officer attempted to turn left onto Atkinson Dr. on an unprotected green traffic
signal; he was struck by a southbound 2008 Dodge pickup.
The Lufkin Police Officer is identified as 24-year-old Caleb Forrest. The driver of
the Dodge is identified as 17-year-old Andrew Staggs from Huntington.
No injuries were reported as a result of this crash.
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at
this time.

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Crash in Lufkin


 

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers
investigated a two-vehicle injury crash Monday, Feb. 6, on US 59 approximately
one mile North of Lufkin.
 
The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 3:35 p.m., a 2008
Ford tow truck was stopped on the northbound shoulder of US 59 when it made a
U-turn and was struck by a 2016 Chevrolet Texas Department of Criminal Justice
van.
 
The driver of the Ford is identified as 37-year-old Chad Lerche from Lufkin.
Lerche was not reported as injured during the crash.
The driver of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice van is identified as 29-
year-old Santana Cook from Ashdown, Arkansas. Cook and a passenger, 40-yearold
Latresse Sharp, from Hope, Arkansas were the only occupants in the vehicle.
Both Cook and Sharp were transported from the scene of the crash by Lufkin EMS
to CHI St. Luke’s Hospital in Lufkin with non-life threating injuries.
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at
this time.
 

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Missing Woman Update


 

DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office wanted to update our media partners and
public in reference to the missing person case involving Michelle Curry
Ford.  Our deputies have spent numerous days searching the Sabine River near
the area Michelle was possibly last believed to be located.  It is believed
Michelle may still be located in the East Texas area, but no one has made
contact with her yet.  We are attaching a more current photograph of
Michelle to this release.  Anyone with information regarding Michelle's
location or anyone who may have additional information is asked to contact
the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office at (318) 872-3956.
 
 
 
 
 
Michelle Curry Ford

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Texas Forestry Association will host Forestry Day


 


In Austin at the state capitol building where they will give away thousands of 
seedlings and a host a variety of meetings Feb. 28 - March 1, 2017.
"TFA's presence in the Capitol city is essential in showcasing the wood and paper
industry to members of the Texas House and Senate, as well as other statewide officials,"
said Ron Hufford, Executive Director of Texas Forestry Association. "The timber 
industry accounts for more than 130,000 jobs for Texans, and manufactures more than
5,000 products we enjoy every day."
Forestry Day is made up of several key events including the Association's Board 
of Director's meeting that will begin at 3pm on Tuesday at the State Capitol in 
the Criminal Court of Appeals Courtroom on the third floor. On Wednesday, TFA will
host a breakfast with key legislative members in the Capitol Grill in the Large 
Banquet Room, beginning at 7:30 a.m. The seedling give away will begin on Wednesday
at 9am and will last through noon, or while supplies last.
Texas Forestry Association's membership began the program to increase public awareness
of the tree planting efforts which take place each winter in the forested regions
of the state. This will be the 14th legislative session in which Texas Forestry 
Association will deliver the forestry message to Austin residents by distributing
the seedlings.
Each year, approximately 75 million seedlings are planted in Texas. "This illustrates
the desire of private landowners and the Texas Forest Sector to maintain sustainable
forests for future generations," Hufford said.
For more information on this event, please visit TexasForestry.org or call 936-632-8733.

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The Rusk Family Letters Collection at SFA Opens to Public


 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Dignitaries and special guests, including former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, members of Stephen F. Austin State University's Board of Regents and members of the Rusk family attended a reception Monday at SFA announcing the public opening of The Rusk Family Letters, a new collection of documents from historical figures Thomas J. Rusk and his brother, David Rusk.
 
Last fall, SFA's Board of Regents approved the purchase of the collection, which contains about 1,000 items. The Rusk family donated approximately 600 additional items. 
 
Thomas J. Rusk was a political and military leader of the Republic of Texas who served as its first secretary of war and as a general in the Battle of San Jacinto. He was later a U.S. politician and served as a senator from Texas.
 
Comprising the majority of the collection are documents addressed to David Rusk, who served as Nacogdoches County sheriff and a tax collector during the Republic period. The materials help tell the story of Nacogdoches as well as the Republic of Texas and are an intimate picture of the Rusk family's private lives and public service.
 
The collection is housed inside the East Texas Research Center, located on the second floor of Steen Library on SFA's campus, and is available for viewing weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Joaquin Sports Update


 

The Joaquin Junior High Rams basketball teams will be playing in Shelbyville this afternoon. The games will start at 4:30 and will be played in 2 gyms.
7/8 gr. boys will play in the new gym 
7/8 gr. girls will play in the P.E. gym
Come out and support our Rams!
 

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Joaquin ISD 2015-16 Annual Report of Educational Performance, TAP Report (TAPR)


 

Joaquin ISD board of trustees will hold a public hearing during the regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. on February 20, 2017.  The 2015-16 Annual Performance Report will be discussed during the hearing and input from the community, parents, taxpayers and general public are welcomed.
 
This report includes the Texas Academic Performance Report, PEIMS financial reports, accreditation status, campus performance objectives, violent and criminal incidents, and student performance in postsecondary institutions. A copy of this report will also be available on the district’s website at www. joaquinisd.net and at district and campus offices.

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Timpson Masonic Lodge Hosting Valentine's Day Banquet


 

Timpson Masonic Lodge is hosting a Valentine's Day Banquet on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 6pm. The banquet will honor the widows of Masons, current wives, or girlfriends. Everyone is welcome.
 
Meal will be BBQ meal with all the trimmings.

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Mt. Zion C.M.E. 5th Annual Women's Conference


 

Mt. Zion Christian Methodist Episcopal (C.M.E.) 5th Annual Women's Conference - Don't Worry About Anything: Instead Pray About Everything (Phillippians 4:6).
 
The Women's Conference is February 11, 2017 at 9am with registration beginning at 8am. Key note speaker for the event is Rev. Shelia Willis-Timberlake of Ebenezer CME Church, Lodi, Texas. Rev. Elgena "Niki" Weaver will be the host pastor, Rev. Trever Barnett will be the Presiding Elder, and Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick, III, will be the Presiding Prelate.
 
Speakers are Prophetess Lydia Osby (Morning Glory NewLife Worship Center), Sis Feleshia Thompson (Triumph Church, Todd Spring), and First Lady Pearlie Nash (House Of Refuge Apostolic Ministries).
 
Registration options: $25 includes continental breakfast, conference t-shirt, conference bag, and lunch; $10 includes continental breakfast, conference bag and lunch.
 
Mt. Zion CME is located at 921 MLK, Center, Texas. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1504, Center, Texas 75935. For more information, contact Tracy Garrett (936) 332-4927 or Rose Patton (936) 598-3064.

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Blood Drive in Honor of Shelley Locke


 

First Baptist Church of Center is hosting a blood drive in honor of Shelley Locke on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 10am until 2:30pm in the fellowship hall. To schedule an appointment, visit www.giveblood.org and login to Digital Donor. Enter sponsor code 7765 or contact Teresa Crawford at 936-598-5605.
 
All blood donations in honor of a patient will go into the general blood supply for all patients in the Texas Gulf Coast Region. FDA policy requires blood donors to be unpaid volunteers. No individual may receive a financial benefit or credit from your blood donation today.
 
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center - Commit for Life. In just an hour, you can save someone's life. Eat, Drink, Bring I.D.

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Craw-fish Supply is Low this Year So Expect Higher Prices


 

Crawfish Supply is low compared to last year at this time according to KTRE's report Adam Shocklee owner of Adam's Crawfish said the supply isn't where it should be.  Despite the current high prices, the price is expected to drop after easter.
 

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Forest Pest Seminar


 

 

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Tiger Daily


 

Lady Tigers Need the Nation for Top Ten Showdown
It has all come down to one big game for the Lady Tigers.  Well… maybe two
big games.  Tomorrow night in the SEC, Coach Davison and the 9th ranked Lady
Tigers will host 8th ranked Woden in a match-up that could well determine
the District 22-2A Championship and the top seed in the playoffs.  Just
three weeks ago, the Woden Lady Eagles capitalized on a poor shooting night
for our Lady Tigers in a 47-36 win.  Going into action tomorrow night, Woden
leads the district with an 11-0 record and the Lady Tigers sit right behind
them at 10-1.  With a victory on the home court tomorrow, the Lady Tigers
would set up a Championship tie-breaker at a site and time to be determined
later in the week.
We need the entire Tiger Nation out in force and ready to make some noise as
we welcome the Lady Tigers to the court.
There will be four games starting at 4:30 PM tomorrow.  Expect the girls
game to tip off just after 6:30
 
The Final Tiger Café!!
Tomorrow night is the final night of the Tiger Café for this year!!! The
lines will open around 5:00 PM.
 
JH Hoops to Wrap up 2016-17 Season tonight
Tonight marks the end of the Junior High Basketball season as the Tigers
host San Augustine with four games starting at 4:30.
 
Check us Out on Twitter!!!
TISD is now fully social media engaged.  We are working on getting as many
staff members assembled to our new Twitter page as possible so they might be
able to tweet tidbits and notes from some of the many great things happening
with Tenaha kids day in and day out.  Be sure to check out @10ahaTigers for
the official TISD twitter page.
 
Please visit our district web page for other details on our school:
www.tenahaisd.com
(The calendar provides the most up to date events)
 
A Big Shout Out of Thanks!!!
 
 
 
Tenaha ISD would like to thank John Paul Wagstaff with the
Tenaha Volunteer Fire Department for helping get a medical
backboard donated to the school from Ace Ambulance Service.
 
 
 
 

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SFA Partners with Panola College to Offer Bachelors Degree


 

Nacogdoches — Administrators from Stephen F. Austin State University and Panola College signed an articulation agreement Jan. 12 that will help create a seamless transition for Panola College technical and vocational graduates and students enrolled in these programs to transfer up to 66 hours of coursework to SFA and apply it toward a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences.
 
The agreement includes a dual admissions process with applications and transcripts being forwarded to both SFA and Panola College at the time the student registers and declares an intention to work toward the bachelor’s degree.
 
“Pending approval from our Board of Regents, beginning in fall 2017, students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science and/or certificate through Panola College’s School of Energy are well positioned to pursue this bachelor’s degree at SFA with a professional development area in industrial engineering technology,” said Dr. Steve Cooper, SFA associate dean of the College of Liberal and Applied Arts and director of the Division of Multidisciplinary Programs, who added that the program will be presented to SFA’s Board of Regents for approval.
 
SFA’s industrial engineering technology program is a multidisciplinary grouping of courses stemming from collaboration among the university’s College of Liberal and Applied Arts, Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, and Rusche College of Business.
 
“This program offers an avenue for Panola College graduates and students to further their education close to home,” Cooper said. “Data shows that graduates who hold bachelor’s degrees are more marketable and earn higher salaries. When you consider the time commitment for these graduates and students has already, or will already, be reduced due to the transfer of coursework, it just makes sense that this agreement adds value to community and those we serve.”
 
For more information about the program, contact Cooper at (936) 468-6537 or scooper@sfasu.edu.

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Dreka UPC Update Exciting Happenings


 

Starting Feb. 12 we will only have one service, and it will begin at 1pm. We will start off with an hour of Sunday school and then go into worship service / preaching.
 
The kids will start off with their Sunday school class and then join everyone for worship service. Then they will be dismissed again to go to kids power hour where there will be puppets, interactive songs, snacks, and much more for them.
 
Please make note of this change and we hope to see you there. 
 
For more information you can contact Pastor Jamie Seaton at 9365984433. God Bless.
 

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Carroll Chapel CME Church Black History Program


 

We the members and Pastor of Carroll Chapel CME Church in Shelbyville will be having our annual Black History Program on Feburary 19th at 3PM.
 
Our guest speaker will be Bishop Roosevelt Swindle of the Triump First Pentacostal Church in Shelbyville. Everyone is invited.

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Timpson Lodge #437 to Hold Banquet


 

Timpson Lodge will have a banquet on Friday the 10th of Feb. at 6:00 p.m., to Honor our widows, wives, sweetheart, and OES. 
 
A meal of ham, BBQ, beans, tater salad, and dessert, will be served at 6:00 and a program afterwards. I hope to see you there. 
 
Please RSVP to Dale at 832-236-9415 by text or phone, leave a message, if I don't answer. you can also RSVP to this email.

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Junk in the Trunk


 
*Junk in the Trunk* is this *Saturday, 2/4* - and every first Saturday this
year!  Come on down to the Courthouse Square to unload your
no-longer-needed items, and find a new treasure, and grab a bite to eat!  8
am to noon - go early for the best deals.  No charge for shoppers, just $5
vendors, and you can pay when you arrive.
 
Want to give from the heart this Valentine's Day?  There's a *blood drive
<https://www.commitforlife.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/258025>* at
the Hospital from 9:30 to 1:15.  But if you miss that one, the *Chamber's
next blood drive* is on *St. Patrick's Day, 3/17*.  They are too close
together to do both but we hope you can give at one! - No charge - free
t-shirts!  Taylor Tabernacle is also hosting a Blood Drive on the 11th, in
conjunction with their *Health Fair*, where they will have medical and
legal experts on hand.  Sponsored by the Sabine Valley Association.  No
charge.
 

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Fillies Lose


 

 
The Fillies went down to Houston, Texas to face nationally ranked San
Jacinto Saturday afternoon, and came out unsuccessful, 60-71.
 
In the first three quarters, the Fillies did not have the energy or answers
for San Jacinto's hot shooting. The Gators would go 51% from the field on
the night, holding the Fillies to only 29%. Quarter after quarter, the
Gators of San Jac just came out hot. Their largest lead on the night was at
26 points in the third quarter with a score of 54-28.
 
The Fillies only lead came in the first two minutes of the game as
Freshman Ekaterina
Karchevskaya
<http://panolaathletics.com/sports/wbkb/2016-17/bios/karchevskaya_ekaterina_mf01>
hit
a long shot from behind the arch. San Jac would go on to win the quarter
22-13. Going into half time, the Fillies found themselves down 24-38, and
again down at the end of the third 36-60.
 
A new spark arose as the Fillies jumped out in the fourth with a 20-8 run
before the Gators gained some consistency. PC got within 8 with a minute
left to go, but it was too late for Panola.
 
Freshman Patience Okpe
<http://panolaathletics.com/sports/wbkb/2016-17/bios/okpe_patience_5q1c> would
lead the Fillies with 18 as Ekaterina Karchevskaya
<http://panolaathletics.com/sports/wbkb/2016-17/bios/karchevskaya_ekaterina_mf01>
added
a solid 11. Panola was able to force 19 turnovers and come away with 7
steals.
 
The Fillies return home for the next two upcoming weeks. Their first match
up is against Blinn College on Wednesday, January 8th, at 5:30 p.m. Then,
Saturday the 11th is another home game against Coastal Bend College at 2:00
pm, which will also be the Fillies Alumni Game. Be sure to catch all the
action.

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Panola men win OT thriller over Bossier Parish, 95-85


 

Carthage, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated Bossier
Parish Community College in overtime here Saturday evening, 95-85. The win
propels the Ponies record to 16-7 and 8-4 in Region 14 play. “Two teams
just left it all out on the floor this evening.” Stated Head Coach Grant
McMillan. “We found a way to win a close ball game.” He added.
 
 
In a high scoring first half, neither team could pull away from each other
which led to a 44 all halftime score. It was much of the same in the second
half as neither team had a lead bigger than six points in entire frame.
Down by two with 29 seconds remaining in the ball game, Devyn Wilson was
fouled and proceed to make both his free throws to tie the ball game up at
82 each. Bossier Parish held the ball for the last shot but failed to get
an attempt off. Overtime was all Panola. KJ Byers netted two three pointers
and scored eight points in the extra frame.
 
 
Byers was high point man for the evening scoring 25. Devyn Wilson and Tope
Arikawe continued their impressive sophomore campaign adding 15 points
each. Keith Hayes added 11 and Marlon Taylor chipped in 10 points. Eric
McGill recorded 10 assists. As a team, Panola shot 75 percent from the free
throw line and forced 20 Bossier Parish turnovers.
 
 
The Panola men continue Region 14 play when they head to Paris this
upcoming Wednesday. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM.

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Hit-A-Thon


 

The Center High School Baseball Team will be hosting its third annual
Hit-A-Thon on Friday, February 17 at 6:00 pm at the Center High School
baseball field.
 
The Hit-A-Thon will be the major fundraiser for the upcoming season. The
money you give will directly benefit the Roughrider Baseball program and
will be used for team issued equipment.

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Scholarship Meeting at CHS


 

Seniors and parents are encouraged to attend the Spring Meeting on February
13 at 6 pm in the CHS Cafetorium for information on upcoming events and
scholarships.

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This Week at Center ISD


 

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LETU TO HOST 1960 U.S. OLYMPIAN EARL YOUNG IN CHAPEL MONDAY


 

 
Earl Young, a 1960 U.S. Olympic track and field gold medalist, will be speaking in chapel at LeTourneau University's Belcher Center  from  10:50- 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, on the university's main campus, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave. The public is invited to attend the event free of charge.
Young who set a world record for the 4 x 400-meter relay in track in field, will speak about how a bone marrow transplant saved his life.    Young was diagnosed with an aggressive acute myeloid leukemia as a 70-year-old man in 2011 and needed a bone marrow transplant to survive. He had been given three months to live. He is quoted as saying, "Two very defining times in my life were winning the gold medal in Rome in 1960, and getting a cancer diagnosis in a doctor's office in 2011.
Because of the bone marrow registry, a woman in Germany who was a perfect match-and was the only perfect match out of 22 million donors-was identified and her bone marrow cured his disease and saved his life.
Young's goal is to give more blood cancer patients the chance of survival that he received so gratefully. His organization holds registration drives at universities, like the one taking place at LETU on Monday and Tuesday. Young, who lives today in Highland Park, Texas, got to meet the woman who saved his life with her bone marrow donation. See that story online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiciEEVkZvg<https://mail.letu.edu/owa/redir.aspx?REF=SQBXWF-sj0p3f7qMwVJyw8pU-ay5VlCGVFTn84t5ef6z6l4xgUzUCAFodHRwczovL3d3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbS93YXRjaD92PWFpY2lFRVZrWnZn>.
Anyone attending Monday's chapel to hear him speak can go by the registration table in in the Belcher Center immediately after his presentation to learn more about how to someday save a life. Registration will also be set up in the Commons area of the Allen Family Student Center on Monday and Tuesday
LeTourneau University is the Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community. LETU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a range of disciplines and delivery models at LETU's residential campus in Longview, Texas, and in hybrid and fully online options at centers in Dallas and Houston.
 

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Missing Woman


 

DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing subject from the Logansport, LA area. The person has been identified as Michelle Curry Ford, described as a 46 year old white female with green eyes, short brown hair, standing about 5’2” tall and weighing about 140 lbs. Michelle was last seen on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at about 10:00 p.m. in the Logansport area. At this time, no clothing description or direction or travel is available. It is believed she has contacts in the East Texas area and could be in the area of Center, TX. Anyone with information regarding Michelle’s location or anyone who may have additional information is asked to contact the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318) 872-3956.

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Friendship MBC Celebrating 100+ Church Anniversary


 

On Sunday, February 12, 2017, the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of (BOBO) community will be observing 100 plus years Church Anniversary at 3pm. Pastor Brandon Owens and the New Pleasant Grove will bless us with the message. We would like to invite everyone who can to come out and worship with us.
 
Thank you from Pastor Jeremy Moore, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. For more information, you can contact Theresa Pitts at 936-553-2976.

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Center Baseball, Softball, Spring Soccer Sign Up Days


 

The Center Recreation Department is proud to announce that sign ups for the 2017 Baseball, Softball and Spring Soccer seasons will begin soon.
 
Where? The Center Middle School Cafeteria
Who? Boys and Girls ages 4-14
When? Friday, January 27 (5:00pm to 7:00pm), Tuesday, January 31 (5:00pm to 7:00pm), and Friday, February 3 (5:00pm to 7:00pm)
Cost: Baseball - $85; Softball - $75; Spring Soccer - $65
 
Each participant must present a Copy of their Birth Certificate.  A Medical Form must be signed by their parent or guardian at Sign-Ups.  We are also looking for a few good volunteers to Coach and/or Referee. See You There!
 
For more information contact Jason Mitchell, City of Center Recreation Director at 936/590-7196.

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SFA to Host Showcase Saturday for Prospective Students


 

Future college students will have the opportunity to experience a taste of campus life during a free, action-packed open-house Saturday, February 18, at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches.
 
Prospective students will have the opportunity to visit with university faculty and staff members, tour the campus and residence halls, and preview academic programs during the SFA Showcase Saturday event.
 
"There is no better time than Showcase Saturday to visit the beautiful SFA campus and witness firsthand what it's like to be a Lumberjack," said Jessica Maynard, assistant director of SFA's Office of Admissions.
 
"Guests are encouraged to visit one-on-one with our faculty members to learn more about our quality, personalized academic programs, and our staff members will be available to answer questions about everything from admission requirements to financial aid to residence life,” Maynard added.
 
SFA is a comprehensive, residential university located in the heart of Texas Forest Country. Approximately 13,000 students attend SFA, which is within a few hours' drive of Texas' major metropolitan areas.
 
Showcase Saturday event registration will begin at 11:45 a.m. on the first floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center and will remain open until 12:45 p.m. Each person who registers will receive an information packet. The opening program begins at 12:45 p.m. and will provide an overview of the day's events.
 
Guests will then be able to visit with representatives of the academic departments until 4 p.m. at the Academic Fair in the Student Recreation Center. A Student Services Fair will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the first floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.
 
Campus and residence hall tours will begin at 1:30 p.m. and continue until 5 p.m. Campus tours will take students on a guided walk of the SFA campus, while the self-guided residence hall tours will showcase several halls on both the north and south ends of campus.
 
Admissions counselors will be available to discuss admission procedures and requirements from 1:30 to 5 p.m. in the Rusk Building, Room 206, and at several freshman and transfer admissions sessions held throughout the day.
 
Financial aid information sessions will be held at 2:30, 3:15 and 4 p.m. in the Baker Pattillo Student Center's Twilight Ballroom. Residence Life information sessions will be held at 2:30, 3:15 and 4 p.m. in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Theater on the second floor.
 
Participating prospective students will receive a free SFA T-shirt after completing an evaluation form in the tent located in the courtyard area of the Rusk Building.
 
For more information about SFA's Showcase Saturday, contact the SFA Office of Admissions at (936) 468-2504 or email admissions@sfasu.edu.

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Timpson First Assembly Hosts Outreach Ministry Program


 

This recovery plan works!
 
Through the pages of the 90-day workbook, A Daily Choice, Overcoming Life-controlling Problems, people from all backgrounds are finding freedom from addictions to drugs, alcohol, gambling, codependency issues, eating disorders, sex addictions, violence and criminal behaviors. Daily lessons help you discover root causes of emotional and spiritual road blocks that have kept you trapped in a cycle of confusion, addiction and wrong choices. These practical solutions for healing of the total person have been powerfully demonstrated in the lives of Charles and Sharon Burton since 1971, through their personal victories over alcoholism, abuse, bitterness and a broken marriage.
 
Their ability to explain the simplicity of God’s life-changing principles can transform your life. You can overcome your failures, regain your self-respect and take control of your future.
 
To learn more about the program you can check out the web-site at recoverysupport.org
 
Overcomers Recovery Support Program is an accredited program that is used in many rehab and prison facilities. The program hours can be used for probation, community service and many other avenues requiring certified hours of completion. However, you may not need the program in this way; you may just need some help and understanding with life’s issues. The class is conducted in a confidential manner, in a safe environment and instructed by caring Christian facilitators. 
 
This program is an outreach ministry of Timpson First Assembly. Meetings are held in the Fellowship Hall in Timpson, Texas. We meet on Wednesday nights @ 6PM. We are located at 652 Houston Street Timpson, Texas 75975. If interested in signing up please call 936-254-2999 and leave a message or just come to one of our meetings. Someone will return your call as soon as possible.

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Center Senior/Parent Meeting


 

Center Senior/Parent Meeting! Monday, Feb. 13th - 6:00 p.m. High School Cafeteria Senior spring event information will be discussed...don't miss this important meeting!

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Mt. Zion C.M.E. Celebrates Black History Month


 

Mt Zion will be celebrating Black History Month each Sunday in February during Morning Worship at 11a.m. Sunday, February 5th speaker will be Jeremy Small, Coach/ Life Science Teacher at East Jr. High in West Memphis. Rev. Elgena Weaver, pastor.

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Friendship Baptist Church Revival


 

Friendship Baptist Church encourages you to attend our Good Hope of the Gospel Missions Revival, Colossians 1:23.
 
Guest speaker will be Glenn Kosiorek. February 19, 2017 at 10:45am and 6pm; February 20-22 at 7pm.
 
Friendship Baptist Church is located at 6796 US Highway 84 East Joaquin, Texas. Pastor Stewart Lowe 936-269-4056.

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Message from Larry Hume VFW Quartermaster


 

I am in search of family or anyone who may have knowledge of Brunson
Alexander Cline who served with the Army in the Spanish American War in
1898-1899.  His first name may also be spelled Bronson.  Mr. Cline passed
away on March 2, 1969 and is buried in the Carroll Cemetery here in Shelby
County.  His wife was Lillie Goodson Cline and children Jean, Kathleen,
Virginia, Joe and James.
 
 
 
If you have any information no matter how little please contact me at
936-598-2976 or chief@chiefimaging.com <mailto:chief@chiefimaging.com> .
 

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A review of the State of the City Address


 

Chamber President, Meg Camp
 
Meg Camp, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce President, welcomed everyone  and stated
"We will hear from the City of Center and Mayor David Chadwick in regards to accomplishments,
challenges, as well as an outlook for the future. Center is fortunate to have a 
mayor that sees the many components involved in City government and that same city
being an environment that is multifaceted for the citizens." She then introduced
 Mayor David Chadwick and welcomed him to the podium.
 
Mayor David Chadwick
 
Mayor Chadwick said "I am overwhelmed with the attendance today and the city is 
pleased to be here and tell you about what we are doing."  Mayor Chadwick gave a
  history about the City of Center. He then  introduced the council members: Mayor
Pro Tem Leigh Porterfield, Joyce Johnson, Dr. Randy Collard, Howell Howard, Terry
Scull, and Jerry Lathan. Mayor Chadwick then introduced the City Manager, Chad Nehring,
who is the only person the City Council hires. All other city employees are hired
through the city manager.
 
City Manager, Chad Nehring
 
Mayor Chadwick introduced City Manager, Chad Nehring, and asked him to speak about
the day to day operation of the City.
Nehring spoke about the city employees, "I do get the privilege and honor of serving
with them, a number of incredible professionals that are really dedicated to doing
better, making more and making this community better every day." He then introduced
department heads and employees attending: Police Chief Jim Albers, Fire Chief Keith
Byndom, Jim Gibson, Michael Boyd, Barbara Boyd, Keith Oliver, Lucas Cougler, Jason
Mitchell, and Marcus Cameron.
In closing, Mayor Chadwick spoke on plans for the coming 2017 year. The city plans
to finalize the plans for the downtown renovation of the sidewalks, parking, and
 planting that is there. The city will be adding another water retaining tank on
 a corner lot at Hwy 7 and Loop 500. The city will also be restoring the water tower
on McSwain Hill which with both projects the city will have four surface holding
 tanks. EDC is working on several interesting projects to possibly bring some new
business to town.

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State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.5 Billion in January


 

 *Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.45 billion in January, 0.7 percent less than in January 2016.
 
“Sales tax collections reflect tepid spending by both businesses and consumers,” Hegar said. “Receipts from the information sector were up, but declines were seen in receipts from the construction and mining sectors, as well as retail trade.”
 
Total sales tax revenue for the three months ending in January 2017 was up by 0.3 percent compared with the same period a year ago. Sales tax revenue is the largest source of state funding for the state budget, accounting for 58 percent of all tax collections in fiscal 2016. Motor vehicle sales and rental taxes, motor fuel taxes and oil and natural gas production taxes also are large revenue sources for the state.
 
In January 2017, Texas collected the following revenue from those taxes: 
 
 
  * motor vehicle sales and rental taxes — $406.9 million, up 6.9 percent from January 2016; 
  * motor fuels taxes — $295.7 million, up 1.4 percent from January 2016; 
  * oil and natural gas production taxes — $248.4 million, up 28.4 percent from January 2016; and 
  * total tax collections — $3.71 billion, up 2.2 percent from January 2016. 
 
For details on all monthly collections, visit the Comptroller’s Monthly State Revenue Watch [ https://www.comptroller.texas.gov/transparency/revenue/watch/ ]. 
 

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February 3, 2017 Shelby Co


 

Chad Pridgen 51 of Joaquin - Hindering Apprehension
 
Ervin Parrie 44 of Logansport - Burglary of a building
 
Christina Channel 34 of Timpson - Theft by check

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Shelby County Outreach Center Seeks Donations


 

The year has started out with a big increase in Shelby County food needs, almost doubling from last January.
 
The Shelby County Outreach Center has provided 247 food boxes in January. This is up from 132 food boxes during January of 2016 according to Sherry Harding. In order to keep up with the demand the Outreach Center is going to need assistance.
 
Harding has announced the SC Outreach Center will begin in February accepting donations of "a food of the month" to help replenish supplies through out the year. The public is invited to donate peanut butter during February. Your donations can be dropped off at the Shelby County Outreach Center on Shelbyville Street, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. The outreach center always welcomes donations of dry beans, rice, can vegetables as well as monetary donations.
 
The SCOC can always use volunteers if you would like to donate your time.

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Fire At Tyson Foods


 

 
Yesterday a true oximoron event occurred as a frozen trailer of chicken products caught fire at the Tyson Plant in Center.  Center Fire Department responded at about 3:20 p.m a hole was cut in the top of the trailer to better access the fire.  The fire was contained from spreading, the cause was mostly like due to a malfunction in the cooling motor.  There were no injuries and Center Fire Department went back to the station at 6:15 pm.
 

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Suspect taken into custody a arsenal of weapons found in his possession


 

 
Man arrested for threating his wife was released and prohibit from contacting his wife he then contacted her. law enforcement officers arrested Eric Bremer, age 54 of Shelbyville, after he violated his protective order on January the 18th.  He was also prohibited from having fire arms and a large collection was found in his possession.

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East Texas on Display


 

 

 

 

Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce presents East Texas on Display featuring original creations by local artisans from across East Texas. The fundraising event for Salvation Animal Rescue, Salvation Army Food Bank, and Timpson First Responders will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. in downtown Timpson, beginning at the Volunteer Fire Department. This exhibit delivers fun, excitement and a unique opportunity to support local heroes by participating in this event.
 
Bring the whole family for a day of culture, delicious food, musical entertainment and good, old-fashioned fun! Entertainment and live performances include: The Old Town Gospel Project, Makayla Baker, Sounds of India, Rhythm Rocker Cloggers, Motley-White, Anna Stockdale, David Pate & Mt Olive Baptist Church Choir, and Jeremy Bowley of Legal Limit. Music begins at 2 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the afternoon’s entertainment.
 
East Texas on Display is an experience like no other, with a chance to get up close and personal with the many talented artists that bring local culture to the greater East Texas area. Some of the exhibitors registered so far include: Custom Made Knives by Terry Hall, local photography by Chad Pate and Dee Ann Breaux, blown glass, Western Art by Gary & Anne Aiken, graphic design by Ernest Parker, Chandler Custom Made Hatchets and Axes, custom wood work by Trained Termite, paintings by Rick Kirkley, Natalie Head, and Caley Castillo, sketch work by Paul Carroll and Todd Jenkins. New artisans are registering daily. If you are an artist, photographer, sculptor, wood-worker, iron-worker, quilter, musician or other creative talent, and would like to donate some of your work to the silent auction, contact the Selection Committee. All donors are encouraged to set up a FREE booth to display their other works. This is an excellent opportunity to promote your creative arts business and to show off your unique skills! Registration for exhibit booths and donations are being accepted up until February 15, 2017. 
 
Register in advance to bring a group of friends and attend an instructor-led “painting party”! There will be three 2-hour sessions, each led by a different local artist. Canvasses and materials will all be provided. There are limited spots available so register now to secure your spots. Sessions being offered include: Debbie Leggett painting an arrangement of flowers, Color Me Happy painting a unique cross and wings on a real wood pallet, and Lara Bounds painting a beach scene. 
 
Plan a little extra time to enjoy the creative exhibits in the fire hall designed to bring awareness of East Texas culture. A silent auction will be held throughout the day, beginning at 2 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m. 100% of auction proceeds will go to benefit each purchaser’s choice from the groups listed above.
 
Bring your children to have their little faces painted, and enjoy refreshments, and more! Food includes: Fried catfish by Frontier Café, boiled crawfish, funnel cakes, and southern comfort food by Sandra Richardson of Kowgirls Kitchen.
 
For more information on East Texas on Display, contact the Selection Committee:
 
East Texas on Display
ATTN: Selection Committee
P.O. Box 740
Timpson, Texas 75975
 
Call or Text (936) 254-5050, email: info@timpsonareachamberofcommerce.com, or visit the Facebook Event Page by searching “East Texas on Display”.
 
Related article: East Texas on Display Art Exhibit, Silent Auction Fundraiser

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My Five Cents


 

 

 

 

This week marks the end of the first month of the legislative session. Senate committees are beginning to hold hearings and the Capitol is buzzing with constituent groups and association visits.
 
Here are five things happening at your Capitol this week:
 
1. State of the State
 
On Wednesday, at a joint session of the Texas Senate and House, Governor Abbott gave the State of the State address. He began by sharing that Texas has remained "exceptional" and expressed optimism that Texas' economy, even with the recent oil downturn, continues to be strong and is the 10th largest in the world. We are also number two in the nation for the number of Top 500 companies in our great state.
 
The Governor laid out the emergency items in his budget, which included $500 million to improve and overhaul child protective services and ensure we are protecting the most vulnerable children of our state. He also shared a priority to ban sanctuary cities in Texas and his intention to maintain $800 million, which was allocated last legislative session, in spending on border security.  His other emergency items included calling for a convention of states to amend the U.S. Constitution and a renewed effort to address ethics reform in the state.
 
2. Sanctuary Cities
 
As I mentioned above, Governor Abbott has added the ban of sanctuary cities in Texas to his list of emergency items. Senator Charles Perry has filed SB 4, which would ban entities, such as cities, counties and colleges, from implementing policies to refuse to enforce federal immigration laws. Entities would be denied state grant funds, if their law enforcement agencies failed to honor requests from Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to hand over immigrants in custody for possible deportation. There is also a top-down provision in the bill, which means that an entity in violation, could lose their state grant funds and cause every entity under them to lose their funds as well.
 
3. Small Schools Funding
 
This week, Representative Trent Ashby and I filed SB 678 and HB 1390, to correct the formulas which fund certain small schools at a lower level. Currently, if a school has an average daily attendance of 1,600 and covers less than 300 square miles, they receive a smaller portion of state funds  than a district with the same attendance which covers more than 300 square miles. This bill will alleviate this practice and provide an equal funding formula for all schools in Texas. With an equal multiplier, many schools will be provided additional funding, which will go a long way in helping to improve the education of our students.
 
A change in the funding formula will affect approximately 450 schools across the state of Texas. This legislation would allow communities the option of maintaining local governance of their school board without having to work around a punitive formula.
 
4. Eminent Domain
 
Since entering the Senate, I have fought for the rights of private property owners. During the 81st Legislative Session, I sponsored the Landowner's Bill of Rights to guarantee property owners receive a complete and easily understandable description of their rights when facing the prospect of eminent domain. Because of this, I was happy to co-author Senator Schwertner's SB 626, SB 627 and SB 628, all bills which address eminent domain in our state.
 
SB 626 will help to strengthen private property rights by providing more information to landowners and require there be certain disclosures for condemning entities. SB 627 will update the Landowner's Bill of Rights to explain to landowners their right to negotiate survey terms and recover damages caused by the survey. SB 628 helps to reinforce the ability of a property owner to buy back condemned land by defining what information a condemning entity must show in order to keep the condemned land and prevent buy back.
 
5. Superintendents at the Capitol
 
The Texas Association of School Administrators held their midwinter conference in Austin this week. My staff and I had the opportunity to attend two of the Education Service Center Region breakfasts as well as welcome many Superintendents from East Texas to the Capitol office.
 
As Senate District 3, with its 101 school districts, is a predominantly rural area, the concerns and needs of its school districts vary from those of a more urban district. Because of this, I appreciate opportunities to talk with educators to better understand how decisions made in Austin are impacting local schools.

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Copenhagen, Skoal Included in Recall Due to Metal Objects


 

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company (USSTC) is voluntarily recalling certain of its smokeless tobacco products, listed in the chart below, manufactured at USSTC’s facility in Franklin Park, IL. USSTC has notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of the recall and is working with federal authorities on this matter.
 
USSTC initiated the recall after receiving eight consumer complaints of foreign metal objects, including sharp metal objects, found in select cans. In each case, the object was visible to the consumer and there have been no reports of consumer injury. Complaints have been received from consumers in Indiana, Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Ohio.
 
The products at issue were manufactured solely in USSTC’s Franklin Park, IL facility and distributed nationally.
 
The majority of USSTC’s cans are not affected, including Copenhagen Fine Cut in a fiberboard can, Copenhagen Long Cut in a fiberboard can and Copenhagen Long Cut Wintergreen in a plastic can.
 
USSTC is instructing wholesalers and retailers to segregate the recalled products from their inventories. USSTC’s sales representatives will assist wholesalers and retailers in returning the product.
 
A consumer who has any of the products listed in the table below should not open or use the product. Consumers should contact USSTC at 1-866-201-9136 to return the product for a refund.
 
The select cans subject to this recall:
 
Cope Brand Products
Long Cut Straight
 
This recall applies to lots with no printed code on the bottom of the can, or with codes that begin with the letters “F”, “R”, “K”, or “P”.
 
Copenhagen Brand Products
Extra Long Cut Natural 
Long Cut Mint 
Long Cut Southern Blend 
Pouch Mint 
Pouch Wintergreen 
Long Cut (overseas military only) 
Fine Cut (overseas military only) 
Long Cut Straight (overseas military only) 
Long Cut Wintergreen (overseas military only) 
Pouch (overseas military only) 
Fine Cut Plastic Can (only available in Alaska and Hawaii) 
Long Cut Plastic Can (only available in Alaska and Hawaii) 
Pouch Plastic Can (only available in Alaska and Hawaii)
 
This recall applies to lots with no printed code on the bottom of the can, or with codes that begin with the letters “F”, “R”, “K”, or “P”.
 
Husky Brand Products
Fine Cut Natural 
Long Cut Straight 
Long Cut Wintergreen
 
This recall applies to lots with no printed code on the bottom of the can, or with codes that begin with the letters “F”, “R”, “K”, or “P”.
 
Skoal Brand Products
Bandit Mint 
Bandit Wintergreen 
Long Cut Apple Tobacco Blend 
Long Cut Berry Tobacco Blend 
Long Cut Cherry 
Long Cut Citrus Tobacco Blend 
Long Cut Classic 
Long Cut Peach Tobacco Blend 
Long Cut Spearmint 
Pouch Apple Tobacco Blend 
Pouch Berry Tobacco Blend 
Pouch Citrus Tobacco Blend 
Snus Mint 
Snus Smooth Mint 
Xtra Long Cut Mint 
Xtra Long Cut Rich Tobacco Blend 
Xtra Long Cut Wintergreen 
Xtra Pouch Crisp Tobacco Blend 
Xtra Pouch Mint Blend 
Xtra Pouch Rich Tobacco Blend 
Fine Cut Wintergreen (overseas military only) 
Long Cut Mint (overseas military only) 
Long Cut Straight (overseas military only) 
Long Cut Wintergreen (overseas military only) 
Pouch Mint (overseas military only) 
Pouches Wintergreen (overseas military only)
 
This recall applies to lots with no printed code on the bottom of the can, or with codes that begin with the letters “F”, “R”, “K”, or “P”.
 
Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA Center for Tobacco Products safety reporting portal:
 
 

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Lydia Missionary Baptist Church Welcomes New Pastor


 

Lydia Missionary Baptist Church would like to announce its new pastor and family, Bro. Michael McArthur. His beautiful family includes wife, Cristi and children, Micah, Malachi, Chloe, Kennedy and Matthias. The family most recently lived in Hornbeck, LA where they served at Union Baptist Church in Florien, LA.
 
Bro. Michael has a heart for families and his desire is for Lydia to be a lighthouse for God in the Huxley and surrounding community.
 
We would like to invite you to come out to Lydia and check out what God is doing.
 
Sunday School begins at 9:45 am, Worship service at 11:00 am and Evening service at 6:00 pm. A nursery is provided. We have Wednesday night services that begin at 6:00 pm, which includes a children’s/youth program. Our  van ministry  runs on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.
 
We at Lydia feel truly Blessed that God has sent the McArthur family our way.  We look forward to serving along with them. Please join us!
 
We are located on FM 139 in Huxley. Phone is number is (936)368-2462.

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Yoga at Panola


 

Panola College/Shelby College Center is offering Beginning Yoga classes February 7 – March 16, 2017.  The instructor is Judy Lee and class will meet Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 am - 10:30 am.  The cost of the class is $45.00 and pre-registration is required.  For more information, contact Shelby College Center at 936-598-9543 or email tmccann@panola.edu

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Center Livestock Market Report


 

Center Livestock Market Report for Feb 1st
 
Cattle Sold: 413 HD
Sellers: 68
Buyers: 42
 
Steers:
150-300 LBS 1.10 TO 2.42
300-400 LBS 1.00 TO 1.82
400-500 LBS .95 TO 1.76
500 LBS & UP .80 TO 1.50
 
Heifers:
150-300 LBS 1.07 TO 1.87
300-400 LBS 1.00 TO 1.72
400-500 LBS 1.10 TO 1.65
500 LBS & UP 1.00 TO 1.52
 
Slaughter Cows: .39 TO .63
Stocker Cows: 600.00$ TO 1375.00$HD
Bulls: .78 TO .84
Pairs: NO MARKET - ONLY A FEW
Baby Calves: 35.00$ TO 280.00$HD
 
Market quoted on beef cattle ONLY!!! Plain cattle prices will be LOWER!!!

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Gas Leak in Center


 

Today in Center at shortly after 10:00 am Center Fire department recieved a report of a gas leak on County Road 2230.  They quickly responded and are working with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office and the City of Center to fix the leak.  Fortunately there was no fire.
 
 
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Speed Limit Change in Timpson


 

 
Speed limit change in Timpson the speed limit has been changed on U.S Hwy 59 in Timpson.  The speed limit has now been set to 50 mph on U.S Hwy 59 from Houston St. to the City limits near the Frontier RV Park.  TXDOT also installed led lights to three stop signs.  

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Groundhog Day 2017 Results


 
Happy Groundhog Day earlier today at about 6:21 am Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this moring so grab your jackets for 6 more weeks of winter.

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Drug Bust in Angelina County


 

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX- A Texas Department of Public Safety K-9 unit seized
approximately five and half pounds of methamphetamine during a Jan. 31 traffic
stop on US 59, near Diboll.
 
Around 11:30 a.m., a DPS trooper stopped a northbound 2000 Chevrolet passenger
van for an equipment violation. After noticing inconsistencies and nervousness not
usually associated with such a traffic violation, the Trooper asked for and received
consent to search the Chevrolet.
 
The DPS Trooper used his K-9 partner and discovered the methamphetamine.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as 51-year-old Chester Stitts from
Jonesboro Arkansas.
 
Stitts was taken into custody for Possession of a Controlled Substance (F1) and
transported to the Angelina County Jail.
 

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Three suspects arrested in recent burglary, one still wanted


 

Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports that Deputy Mandy Fears was dispatched to a burglary in progress on County Road 4098 in Timpson on January 23.
 
When Deputy Fears arrived on scene, she met with the complainant who was speaking with an individual who identified himself as 41 year-old Rick Warren, of Center. The complainant advised Warren was on her property without consent.
 
Deputy Fears approached Warren and asked why he was on the property. Warren stated he did not have permission to be on the property but assumed it would be OK because of his past relationship with the family.
 
Through conversation, Deputy Fears noticed Warren appeared to be intoxicated. Consensual search of Warren’s person revealed nothing illegal.
 
A female passenger in the vehicle identified herself as 30 year-old Annette “Ame” Eaves, of Center. Eaves states she and Warren were in the back of the property hanging out.
 
Deputy Fears asked Eaves if there was anything in the vehicle that should not be, to which Eaves replied, “No.”
 
Deputy Fears began a search on the vehicle and discovered property in the back seat that the complainant identified as hers. The complainant told Deputy Fears the matches to the property were in a white hutch in the kitchen. Deputy Fears also located a green glass pipe in the driver’s side door panel. Deputy Fear’s advised Warren and Eaves they would both be detained. While searching Eaves, Deputy Fears located a Xanax pill on her person.
 
Deputy Fears went into the home with the complainant and located the matching dinnerware that was found in the truck, Deputy Fears advised Warren and Eaves they were under arrest for Burglary of a Habitation (F-2).
 
The complainant stated there had been other people at the location before officers arrived. Deputies searched a building on the property where the complainant stated other items had been removed.
 
During the investigation, a wallet was found in the vehicle that contained the driver’s license of 34 year-old John Cody McDaniel, of Center.
 
Further investigation revealed that while the suspects were attempting to leave the location their vehicle became stuck. After unsuccessful attempts to get the vehicle out, McDaniel and 24 year-old Kara Michelle Chambliss, of Shelbyville exited the vehicle and left the scene on foot.
 
All four suspects were charged with Burglary of a Building (F-4) and Burglary of a Habitation (F-2). Eaves was also charged with Possession of a Dangerous Drug (M-A).
 
Eaves posted bonds totaling $14,000 and was released 1/31/17. 
Chambliss was arrested 1/31/17 and released the same day on bonds totaling $11,000.
 
Warren remains in the Shelby county jail on bonds totaling $12,000.
 
Active warrants are open on McDaniel. He is described as a white male, 6’0”, 170 lbs. with hazel eyes and brown hair. He has tattoos on his arms and back. Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information should call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online at www.centercrimestoppers.com. Remember you don't have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.
 
If a caller does not wish to remain anonymous or receive a reward, they may call the Shelby County Sheriff's Office at 936-598-5600 or 936-572-1468 and speak with Chief Deputy DJ Dickerson.
 
If anyone is found to be hindering the apprehension, harboring or concealing, providing or aiding with any means of avoiding arrest or effecting escape or warns McDaniel of impending discovery or apprehension, will be arrested and charged in accordance to Penal Code 38.05 Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution, a Felony 3 offense.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Felon of the Week DeSoto Parish


 

 
DeSoto Parish Crime Stoppers Felon of the Week Program is asking for the public’s help
in locating/identifying suspect(s) wanted from DeSoto Parish Area.
 
Deann L. Harris of Shreveport, La. Harris is wanted for Failure to Appear on Speeding and Driving Under Suspension. Harris is described as a black female, 5’9” tall and weighing 200lbs.
Harris is 47 years of age. 
 
 
 
Desoto Parish Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1000.00 for information that results in the suspects arrest, anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers line at 1-800-505-STOP(7867) all calls are confidential or contact the Desoto Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318)872-3956, Lt. James Clements
 

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Center Students Sign with Colleges


 

 

 

Center ISD students Kyle Parks and Octavius Evans signed letters of intent to play football for
the 2017-2018 academic year.  Kyle Parks will be attending Blinn College.  Octavius Evans will be attending Boise State University.
 
 
 
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Texas Comptroller's Officers Arrest Irving Man For Bribery


 

*(AUSTIN) —* Police officers with the Texas Comptroller’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) recently arrested an Irving man who attempted to bribe an agency auditor in San Antonio.
 
Madan Adhikary, 42, offered cash to a Texas Comptroller auditor in exchange for a reduction in or waiver of his sales tax audit liability.
 
Later, Adhikary met with an undercover CID officer posing as a Texas Comptroller audit supervisor, and delivered cash to the undercover officer. Adhikary was immediately arrested without incident for the second-degree felony.
 
The San Antonio Police Department assisted Comptroller investigators during this undercover sting operation.
 
“I am grateful to the hard-working law enforcement officers in our Criminal Investigation Division, and I want to thank the San Antonio Police Department for its assistance with this matter,” Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. “We pursue these cases vigorously and train our auditors, enforcement officers and criminal investigators diligently to protect honest and law-abiding Texas taxpayers. When people try to cheat the system, taxpayers end up footing the bill. I’m proud of our efforts to protect those taxpayers.”
 

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Governor Abbott Tours Southern Border With DHS Secretary John Kelly


 

 
AUSTIN – Governor Abbott today toured the U.S.-Mexico border with Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and discussed the importance of strengthening border security. During their tour, Governor Abbott reiterated his commitment to be a partner with the administration in efforts to secure the border. 
 
 
 
“I am pleased to be working with Secretary Kelly on solving our border challenges and am encouraged by the attention the federal government is giving this serious issue,” said Governor Abbott. “I am committed to the protection, safety and security of the people of the state of Texas, and Secretary Kelly has likewise expressed that border security is a priority for him and the new administration. Together, with the federal government, Texas will not flinch in our resolve to keep our citizens safe.”
 
 
 
In his State of the State address yesterday, Governor Abbott resolved to not only continuing the work of securing the border, but also addressing the challenge of sanctuary cities and holding accountable law enforcement officials who refuse to defend the law. 
 

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Texas Lottery Meeting


 

TEXAS LOTTERY COMMISSION MEETING
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2 – 10 A.M.
TEXAS LOTTERY COMMISSION HEADQUARTERS
611 E. SIXTH STREET, AUSTIN
 
I. The Texas Lottery Commission will call the meeting to order.
Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. and Texas flags.
Texas Pledge: “Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one
state under God, one and indivisible.”
II. Report, possible discussion and/or action on external audits and/or reviews
relating to the Texas Lottery Commission, including the FY 2016 annual financial
audit.
III. Report, possible discussion and/or action on agency major contracts, including
amendment, renewal or extension of the contracts for drawing studio and
production services, instant ticket manufacturing and services, and the trademark
license and promotional agreement with the Dallas Cowboys.
IV. Report, possible discussion and/or action on agency prime contracts, including
amendment, renewal or extension of the contracts for promotional products and
the trademark license and promotional agreement with the Houston Texans.
V. Report, possible discussion and/or action on lottery sales and revenue, game
performance, new game opportunities, advertising, promotional activities, market
research, trends, and game contracts, agreements, and procedures.
VI. Report, possible discussion and/or action on transfers to the State and the
agency’s budget.
VII. Report, possible discussion and/or action on the agency’s Legislative
Appropriations Request for FY 2018-2019.
VIII. Report, possible discussion and/or action on external and internal audits and/or
reviews relating to the Texas Lottery Commission, and/or on Internal Audit
activities.
IX. Report by the Charitable Bingo Operations Director and possible discussion
and/or action on the Charitable Bingo Operations Division’s activities, including
licensing, accounting and audit activities, pull-tab review, and special projects.
X. Report by the Executive Director and possible discussion and/or action on the
agency’s operational status, major contracts, agency procedures, awards, and
FTE status.
XI. Consideration of the status and possible approval of orders in enforcement
cases:
Lottery NSF License Revocation Cases (Default)
A. Docket No. 362-17-1250 – M Rivas Food Store No. 2
B. Docket No. 362-17-0982 – Mainland Texaco 
TEXAS LOTTERY COMMISSION MEETING /PAGE 2
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C. Docket No. 362-17-0983 – Joy Liquor
D. Docket No. 362-17-0984 – BAC Grocery
E. Docket No. 362-17-1252 – Home Run Food Mart
F. Docket No. 362-17-1013 – Batesville One Stop
G. Docket No. 362-17-0985 – Adam’s Mini Mart
H. Docket No. 362-17-0987 – Bun Penny Food & Wine
Other Lottery Revocation Cases
I. Docket No. 362-16-4658 – Te-Jo’s Drive In
Lottery Agreed Orders
J. Case No. 2016-723 – Quick Way Foods #2
K. Case No. 2016-1056 – Foods and Energy Corner
L. Case No. 2017-99 – Munchy’s
M. Case No. 2017-135 – Greenhouse Citgo
N. Case No. 2017-136 – Bear Creek Food Store
Bingo Agreed Orders
O. Docket No. 362-16-3511.B – VFW Post 2427 Tomball
Bingo Revocation and Denial Cases
P. Docket No. 362-16-3697.B – Giorgio Rizzo (Bingo Worker)
Q. Docket No. 362-16-5598.B – Kori Clark, Sr. (Bingo Worker)
R. Docket Nos. 362-15-1666.B and 362.15.3696.B – East Plano Bingo, Inc.
S. Docket Nos. 362-16-4456.B – Pilot Club of Tyler Foundation; 362-16-
4457.B – VFW Post 4002 Longview; 362-16-4458.B – American Legion
Post 296; 362-16-4459.B – VFW Post 7523; and 362-16-4460.B – Pilot
Club of Mineola, Inc.
XII. Public comment.
XIII. Commission may meet in Executive Session:
A. To deliberate personnel matters, including the appointment, employment,
evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of the Executive Director
and/or the Charitable Bingo Operations Director pursuant to Section 551.074 of
the Texas Government Code.
B. To deliberate the duties of the General Counsel and/or the Human Resources
Director pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code.
C. To receive legal advice regarding pending or contemplated litigation or
settlement offers, or other legal advice, pursuant to §§551.071(1) and (2)
of the Texas Government Code, including but not limited to legal advice
regarding the following items:
Pending and potential litigation regarding Fun 5’s Scratch Ticket Game
#1592, including Travis Co. District Court Cause No. D-1-GN-14-005114,
Third District Court of Appeals Cause No. 03-16-00172-CV (Steele, et al. v.
GTECH Corp.); Dallas Co. District Court Cause No. DC-14-14838, Fifth
District Court of Appeals Cause No. 05-15-01559-CV (Nettles v. GTECH
Corp. and Texas Lottery Commission); and El Paso County Court Cause
No. 2014-DCV-4113 (McDonald v. GTECH Corp.).
TEXAS LOTTERY COMMISSION MEETING /PAGE 3
Julam Investments, Inc. v. Texas Lottery Commission (Travis Co. District
Court Cause No. D-1-GN-16-006124)
State of Texas v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission et al.
Legal advice regarding Texas Government Code Chapters 466 (State
Lottery Act) and 467, the Bingo Enabling Act, the Open Meetings Act, the
Public Information Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, employment and
personnel law, procurement and contract law, evidentiary and procedural
law, ethics laws, and general government law.
Legal advice regarding any item on this open meeting agenda.
XIV. Return to open session for further deliberation and possible action on any matter
posted for discussion in Executive Session. Any matter posted for Executive
Session also may be the subject of discussion and/or action in open session prior
to Executive Session.
XV. Adjournment.
Notice of Assistance at Public Meetings. Persons with disabilities who plan to
attend this meeting and who need auxiliary aids or services such as interpreters
for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, readers, large print or Braille,
should contact Debbie Jamieson at (512) 344-5038 at least four (4) work days
prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

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Weather Update


 

Today - Mostly cloudy, 76/58, but hold onto your hat as winds are expected to blow 12-15 mph by noonTomorrow cooler at 66/43, rain gear and jacket needed, rain of 1/10 to 1/4 inch and wind of 10-12 (SACMG'S _ SFA Soil Lab visit)Friday 55/42 misty windy daySaturday overcast 63/54 no rain less windSunday clouds 72/58 and rain???Monday overcast 70'sTuesday 70's with widely scattered T-storm 1//10 inchWed-Thur-Friday 50's/upper 30's - low 40's and clear sunny skies.

 

 

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Gibsons Energy Ribbon Cutting


 

 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite the public to join them for a new member ribbon cutting for Gibsons Energy, on Thursday, February 9 at 9:30 a.m.  It will be held at 1524 Shelbyville Street in Center.  
 
Gibsons Energy is an oilfield service and rental company that operates in the United States and Canada.  The Center facility is composed of thermal oxidation for oil base cuttings recycling and oilfield rental equipment.  The operation is regulated by the RRC, TCEQ and the DOT. The facility operates 24/7 in order to service the Haynesville Shale area and employs 50 people.
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or info@shelbycountychamber.com.
 

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High Speed Chase Ends in SoSo Park


 

Last night at about 7:45 p.m. Timpson EMS went to SoSo Park for a one vechile accedent.  35 year old Tony Joshua Parker of Center was involved in a high speed chase from law enforcement after passing through the stone walls surrounding the park he crashed shortly after entering and tried to run away on foot.  He was apprehended and treated for non-life threatening injuries.  He had an outstanding warrant and was trying to evade being arrested.

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Fire in Center Yesterday


 

There was a grass and bush fire on Pine Terrnace St. yesterday at 4:10 pm the Center Fire Department responded to and put out the fire before it could spread to any of the nearby houses.  The cause is still unknown.

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Fire in Tenaha at the old saw mill


 

The Tenaha Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house and grass fire just off of FM 947 yesterday at 2:18pm. A City of Tenaha employee reported the fire and by the time fire fighters arrived the structure had burnt up.  The firemen put out the fire and stopped it from spreading to the near by woods.  The cause still remains unknown.
 

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39,000 Texans Eligible for Restitution in $5 Million Western Union Consumer Protection Settlement


 

 
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced a $5 million settlement with Western Union to protect consumers from wire fraud scams. The deal, which involves 49 states and the District of Columbia, resolves an investigation into complaints by people who used Western Union’s wire transfer service to send money to third parties who were involved in schemes to defraud them.
 
In addition to the settlement with the states, Western Union agreed to pay $586 million to a fund that the U.S. Department of Justice will administer to provide refunds to wire fraud victims nationwide, including approximately 39,000 consumers in Texas.
 
“This settlement serves as a cautionary tale that scam artists are always looking for new ways to fool people into wiring them money, including schemes purportedly involving family members, romantic interests, lotteries and contests,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Western Union has agreed to establish an anti-fraud program, which should help ensure consumers can safely wire funds and avoid being ripped off by crooks.”
 
Anti-fraud measures Western Union agreed to in the settlement include:
 
    Anti-fraud warnings on forms that consumers use to wire money;
    Mandatory and appropriate training and education for Western Union’s agents about fraud-induced wire transfers;
    Heightened anti-fraud procedures when warranted by circumstances such as increased fraud complaints;
    Due diligence checks on Western Union agents who process money transfers;
    Monitoring of Western Union agent activity related to prevention of fraud-induced money transfers; and
    Prompt and appropriate disciplinary action against Western Union agents who fail to follow required protocols concerning anti-fraud measures.
In addition to Texas, the following participated in the settlement: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia.

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Chemistry building, STEM Atrium Named During SFA Board of Regents Meeting


 

Facilities at Stephen F. Austin State University will bear the names of a Nacogdoches couple and a former SFA regent after the individuals were honored Tuesday by the SFA Board of Regents.
 
The chemistry building was named in honor of SFA benefactors Dr. Robert and Kathy Lehmann.
 
“Dr. Robert and Kathy Lehmann are a part of this university,” said Dr. Baker Pattillo, university president. “They have dedicated time, expertise and financial resources to the university, and we are honored to express our admiration and gratitude to them with this recognition.”
 
Robert established the Lehmann Eye Center in Nacogdoches 40 years ago. As an ophthalmologist, he is recognized for his contributions in the advancement of surgical techniques in the management of eye diseases and has been instrumental in bringing new technology to the field of ophthalmology.
 
His wife, Kathy, attended SFA and serves as the administrator of Lehmann Eye Center. She holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing.
 
The Lehmanns have contributed to student scholarships and to the advancement of SFA programs including fine arts, modern languages, hospitality, athletics, nursing, the College of Sciences and Mathematics and the Women in STEM initiative.
 
“Kathy and I are extremely honored for this recognition and feel SFA has been a tremendous blessing to us, to our community, to all of East Texas and beyond,” Dr. Lehmann said.
 
The Robert and Kathy Lehmann Chemistry Building houses the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
 
“This is very exciting and a great opportunity for the department to improve the learning experiences for chemistry and biochemistry majors as a result of the Lehmanns’ generosity,” said Dr. Michael Janusa, chair of the department.
 
The three-story glass atrium of the Ed and Gwen Cole STEM Building, currently under construction on the campus, will bear the name of the late regent Barry Nelson.
 
A 1971 graduate of SFA, Nelson was appointed to the SFA Board of Regents Feb. 14, 2013. As chair of the board’s Building and Grounds Committee, Nelson was instrumental in the planning phase of the STEM Building and was adamant that the building needed an iconic atrium, Pattillo explained.
 
“Barry Nelson was the driving force behind this project,” Pattillo said. “He had a love and appreciation for higher education. Naming the atrium in his honor will ensure that Nelson will be known and remembered for years as thousands of students utilize this building.”
 
Nelson was unable to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the facility on Nov. 7, 2016, but a speech he had prepared for the occasion was read. He passed away the following day.
 
The building is scheduled to open in fall 2018.
 
Regents also approved the construction of a new greenhouse at the SFA Gardens’ Pineywoods Native Plant Center on Raguet Street.
 
In 2016, crop science was added to the core curriculum, increasing student traffic to the greenhouse and SFA Gardens facilities.
 
“This greenhouse will serve as a hands-on experiential learning space for SFA students and will provide great academic and research opportunities,” said Dr. Steve Bullard, SFA provost and vice president for academic affairs.
 
The greenhouse addition, which will comprise approximately 7,200 square feet, will include site preparation, greenhouse kit, controllers, greenhouse and propagation accessories, security fencing and additional utilities. More than $180,000 in donations has been raised to build the facility.
 
Additionally, to reflect changes in the field of human dimensions in forestry, regents approved a name change of the Master of Science in resource interpretation to the Master of Science in resource communications.
 
In other business, one year ago, regents approved a designated tuition rate of $192 per semester credit hour for the 2016-17 school year. On Tuesday, regents approved retaining the same designated tuition rate with no increase for the 2017-18 school year. Tuition rates also were set for students who enter the university during the school year and elect to participate in a fixed-rate tuition plan.
 
Regents approved a change in the fees for excessive credit hours.
 
“The university does not receive funding from the state for students who have exceeded by 30 hours the number of semester credit hours required for the degree program in which they are enrolled, or when they enroll in a course that they’ve previously been enrolled in two or more times,” said Dr. Danny Gallant, vice president for finance and administration. “We are authorized by the state to charge those students the equivalent of out-of-state, non-statutory tuition, which is $458 per semester credit hour.”
 
Regents set the fees for excessive hour tuition and the charge for courses repeated three or more times at $200 per semester credit hour, in addition to the regular tuition and fees regularly charged. Regents also approved changes in course and lab fees for fiscal year 2017-18.
 
Room rates for the majority of students living on campus this academic year will increase by 0.5 percent. Due to ongoing upgrades and improvements in Hall 20, including a scheduled replacement of the building’s HVAC system, room rates for that residence hall will increase 5 percent.
 
Regents approved a 1.7 percent increase in board rates. “The administration and our food service provider, Aramark, negotiate rate increases on the basis of the Food and Beverage element of the Consumer Price Index, published by the U.S. Department of Labor,” said Steve Westbrook, vice president for university affairs. “The index increased to 1.9 percent, but we negotiated a 1.7 percent increase.”
 
Regents ratified $486,689 in additional grant awards allocable to the fiscal year 2016-17. The funds are a portion of approximately $6 million for the fiscal year.
 
In other business, the board approved faculty and staff member appointments and changes of status at its meeting Tuesday.
 
In the College of Fine Arts, the board approved the appointment of Jack Heifner as visiting professor of theatre. They also approved appointments of Monique Nunn, Student Success Center coordinator, and Samantha Hosea, counselor in Student Affairs Support Services, as well as assistant football coaches Benjamin Beasley, William Best, Jake Brown, Jeffrey Byrd, David Gary Crowton, Jeremy Hammock, Thomas Howe, Joshua Lawson, Terry Mills and Jeremy Moses.
 
Changes of status approved included Flora Farago, from instructor to assistant professor of human sciences, James I. Perkins College of Education; and Christopher Alan Scott, from web design specialist to coordinator of web services, University Marketing Communications. Gavin McCarty, manager of the SFA Post Office, was approved to also serve as interim director of printing services.
 
Regents approved the fiscal year 2015-16 annual financial report and acknowledged the receipt of the audit services report. In a special telephone meeting on Jan. 23, regents approved the SFA Charter School 2015-16 audited financial statements.
 
During the Tuesday meeting, the board approved:
 
an agreement with Oncor Electric to construct an electric feed to provide power to the new housing operations facility on University Drive;
the transfer of a water well at SFA’s Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center from SND Operating LLC to the university to support livestock operations;
acceptance of a gift from the estate of Alfred E. Danheim Jr.;
a resolution to acknowledge review of investment policy and strategy;
qualified financial institutions, investment managers and brokers; and
the Education Advisory Board Student Success Collaborative Contract amendment to include travel costs through Dec. 30, 2020.
Regents also elected board officers for 2017-18: David Alders, chair; Brigettee Henderson, vice chair; and Alton Frailey, secretary.
 
Regents approved policy revisions and minutes from the November meeting. They received updates on the electricity contract, Senate Bill 20 and the university’s branding campaign. Regents heard reports from Texas A&M University System Investments, the Faculty Senate, Student Government Association and the university president.

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County Courthouse Square has been added to the Majestic Castles Road Trip to Texas


 

 
The Shelby County Courthouse Square has been added to the Majestic Castles Road Trip to Texas according to the recent January posting.
 
A photo of the courthouse can be found on their site with a map of the entire road trip. (This Road Trip To Texas' Most Majestic Castles Is Like Something From A Fairytale)
 
Nine cities were listed as having majestic architectural design and included Kerrville, Burnett, Dallas, Center, Galveston, San Antonio and Galveston.
 
“This grandiose courthouse in Center was built in 1885 and is meant to be reminiscent of an Irish Castle. Today it’s the visitor’s center for Shelby County and is open to the public daily,” is captioned under the photo and written by Katie Lawrence contributor to the Only in Your State site.
 
The historic courthouse was built by J.J. E. Gibson an Irish immigrant and is located on the downtown square in Center, Texas.
 
Colorful stories exist regarding the secret chambers Mr. Gibson was instructed to add to the building to allow for a quick escape when necessary.   
 
The road trip is designed to open the eyes to the majestic beauty found within the borders of Texas. A map is also available on-line outlining the route.
 
For more information on the courthouse contact info@shelbycountychamber.com
Majestic Castles Road Trip can be found on Google and Facebook

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Texas Railroad Commission News


 

GALVESTON- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton yesterday spoke to inspection professionals
at the American Petroleum Institute (API) Inspection Summit hosted at the Galveston
Island Convention Center. The first engineer to serve on the Railroad Commission
 in 50 years, Sitton discussed "Equipment Integrity, Reliability and the Future 
of Energy."
"As an energy professional who started a mechanical integrity and reliability company,
I understand how important it is to have a work force that is constantly improving
and making energy development as safe as possible," Commissioner Sitton said. "Texas
serves as an example to the world in responsibly producing oil and gas, so it was
my privilege to keynote the API Inspection Summit to challenge these technical experts
to continue implementing best practices that keep the public and environment safe."

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Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce Fundraiser


 

Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce presents East Texas on Display featuring original creations by local artisans from across East Texas.  The fundraising event for Salvation Animal Rescue, Salvation Army Food Bank, and Timpson First Responders will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. in downtown Timpson, beginning at the Volunteer Fire Department.  This exhibit delivers fun, excitement and a unique opportunity to support local heroes by participating in this event.
 
Bring the whole family for a day of culture, delicious food, musical entertainment and good, old-fashioned fun! Entertainment and live performances include:  The Old Town Gospel Project, Makayla Baker, Sounds of India, Rhythm Rocker Cloggers, Motley-White, Anna Stockdale, David Pate & Mt Olive Baptist Church Choir, and Jeremy Bowley of Legal Limit.  Music begins at 2 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m.  Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the afternoon’s entertainment.
 
East Texas on Display is an experience like no other, with a chance to get up close and personal with the many talented artists that bring local culture to the greater East Texas area. Some of the exhibitors registered so far include: Custom Made Knives by Terry Hall, local photography by Chad Pate and Dee Ann Breaux, blown glass, Western Art by Gary & Anne Aiken, graphic design by Ernest Parker, Chandler Custom Made Hatchets and Axes, custom wood work by Trained Termite, paintings by Rick Kirkley, Natalie Head, and Caley Castillo, sketch work by Paul Carroll and Todd Jenkins.  New artisans are registering daily.  If you are an artist, photographer, sculptor, wood-worker, iron-worker, quilter, musician or other creative talent, and would like to donate some of your work to the silent auction, contact the Selection Committee. All donors are encouraged to set up a FREE booth to display their other works. This is an excellent opportunity to promote your creative arts business and to show off your unique skills!  Registration for exhibit booths and donations are being accepted up until February 15, 2017.  
 
Register in advance to bring a group of friends and attend an instructor-led “painting party”! There will be three 2-hour sessions, each led by a different local artist.  Canvasses and materials will all be provided. There are limited spots available so register now to secure your spots.  Sessions being offered include: Debbie Leggett painting an arrangement of flowers, Color Me Happy painting a unique cross and wings on a real wood pallet, and Lara Bounds painting a beach scene.  
 
Plan a little extra time to enjoy the creative exhibits in the fire hall designed to bring awareness of East Texas culture. A silent auction will be held throughout the day, beginning at 2 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m. 100% of auction proceeds will go to benefit each purchaser’s choice from the groups listed above.
 
Bring your children to have their little faces painted, and enjoy refreshments, and more!  Food includes: Fried catfish by Frontier Café, boiled crawfish, funnel cakes, and southern comfort food by Sandra Richardson of Kowgirls Kitchen.
 
 
For more information on East Texas on Display, contact the Selection Committee:
 
East Texas on Display
ATTN: Selection Committee
P.O. Box 740
Timpson, Texas 75975
 
Call or Text (936) 254-5050
 
Email info@timpsonareachamberofcommerce.com
 

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Shelbyville Athletic Booster Meeting


 

Shelbyville Athletic booster meeting will be held Monday, February 6th at
6:00 in the Elementary building room 111.  We will discuss the officer
election  that will be held on March 6th.

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