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Tree Cut Down on the Historic Shelby County Court House Square


 

 

 

The Shelby County Commissioners Court Voted on cutting down one of the trees on the Historic Shelby County Court House square.  This was due to the trees roots causing structural damage to the near by building, so the choice was to save tree or save the building the Court voted on the later.

 

 

 

Image from Google Maps

 

 

 

The Shelby County Commissioners Court approved Chandlers Tree service to cut down the tree and they began working on it last Wednesday and Thursday, when they cut the branches off of the tree.

 

 

According to David Chandler they were unable to finish sooner due to their big crane being used on another job.  The tree's body was cut down on the morning of Tuesday March 21st.

 

 

 

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Health Fair Photos


 

 
 
 
 
The Shelby County health fair took place yesterday at the John D. Windham Civic Center in Center, TX.  It featured a variety of different vendors.
 
 
PICTURES:
 

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VFW Wreath Laying Ceremony


 

 

 

 

 

Early today at 10:00 am the local VFW post 8904 and the auxiliary conducted a wreath laying ceremony at the Historic Shelby County Court house to honor all veterans who served in Somalia Operation Restore Hope. 

 

 

 

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Shelbyville Student Wins Second in State Powerlifting


 

 
Kawon McCowin placed second at the State powerlifting meet held in Abilene, TX this weekend. He had a total weight of 1610. He was tied for 3rd after the squat where he did 650. After benching 385 he was second going into the dead lift. He would finish the meet in 2nd Place after his 575 dead lift. Kawon was ranked 7th coming into the meet. All of  Kawon's final lifts were personal best for him. 

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WWI Observance Ceremony


 

 
On April 6th, 1917, the United States entered World War I, then known as the
World War.  To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of this momentous event,
Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary
will hold an observance and wreath laying at the Veterans Memorial on the
Grounds of the historic courthouse.  The program will be held Thursday,
April 6th, 2017 at 10:00 am.  All Americans who served during this time will
be remembered along with the 507 from Shelby County known to date.
 
As always, the public is invited to pay tribute and honor their fellow
Americans who laid down their lives for our country.  More information call
Post Quartermaster Larry Hume, 598-2976, message me on facebook or email
chief@chiefimaging.com <mailto:chief@chiefimaging.com> .  Over the months
until we celebrate wars end on Veterans Day, November 11, 1918 we would like
to get as accurate accounting of Shelby County WW I Veterans as possible.
If there is one in your family please contact QM Hume.

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County Wide Easter Egg Hunt


 

Shelby County Ladies with  "A Purpose" will be hosting a county wide Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 15th from 12am to 2pm at Perry Sampson Park.
 
 
Come and get your picture taken with the Easter bunny!
 
 
There will be FREE games to play and FREE food.
 
 
Donations are still been accepted for this event. If you have any questions, please call Tomiko Moore at 936-645-1726 or Mellody Daniels 936-645-2769 or Trise Hewitt 936-590-8654.
 

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Bomb Threat at Tenaha ISD


 

Early this morning Tenaha ISD received a bomb threat by phone.  According to Tenaha ISD Superintendent Scot Tyner they evacuated the school at approximately 8:25 and law enforcement searched the area and gave the all clear at about 9:05 am and school resumed.  The case has been turned over to the Shelby County Sheriff's office if you have any information regarding the identity of the caller please contact them at 936-598-5601.  This will make the second bomb threat that Tenaha ISD has received this year.

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Patroon Baptist Church Fundraiser


 

 
Patroon Baptist Church is currently accepting donations for their indoor garage sale which will be held on April 28 and 29. Please contact Debbie at 598-9253, Katie at 488-9773 or Jessica at 201-1614 to arrange drop-off or pick-up. The garage sale will benefit a summer trip to camp. All donations are greatly appreciated.
 
For the weeks of April 14-20 and April 21-28 please run this announcement:
 
Patroon Baptist Church will be holding an indoor garage sale on Friday, April 28 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Patroon Baptist Church is located at 310 FM 2261, Shelbyville. Proceeds will benefit a summer trip to Fort Rock family camp in Arkansas. 

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Brother Assaults Sister


 

 
On March 20th at approximately 9:00 am Sgt. Detective Faulkner was notified by Center Middle School recourse Officer Shad Sparks that a student there arrived and showed signs of physical abuse. Officers arrived on scene and met with Principal Henson and the child's teacher Matt Duvone.  Mr. Duvone stated that the child had come to school all year long wearing long attire.  He also informed officers that the child was special needs and 12 years old.  
 
Early that day he had his students doing exercises and asked the child to take off her jacket, because it was hot.  He then noticed several circular burn marks on her arms.  He then let officers know that there had been several previous reports filed with the Child Protective Services regarding the child's hygiene and cleanliness.  The school had made several attempts to contact the parents, but the child's father would not speak to school officials, nor would allow anyone in the home to speak to the school when they came to the residence.  The police interviewed the little girl and she claimed that her brother Crecensian Gracia was in a gang as she put it "are in a gang and do bad things", she claimed he along with his neighbor and fellow gang members held her down and prodded her with what she called "a hot stick".  
 
She was taken to Nacogdoches, Texas to meet with a S.A.N.E agent Lisa King and a further exam was conducted.  Ms. King noted that the child had hygiene issues and there was a small tear on her genitals.  Crecensian Arellano Garcia was arrested by the Center police department, on the charges of Engaging in organized criminal activity, aggravated assault and/or assault causing bodily injury, injury to child, elderly, or disabled individual.  Two other juveniles were arrested also.  He has since been transferred to the Shelby County Jail, where he is still currently incarcerated with a total bail set at $140,000.     
 

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The Shelby County Youth Life Center Project


 

 

 

 

 
Pastor Marlin Cloudy Sr. and the Abundant Love Ministries will be building a youth center for the youth of Shelby County.  The project is still in phase 1 of planning but, Pastor Cloudy and his congregation seem to be very encouraged that it will come to fruition in time with God's planning.
 
 
 
Pastor Marlin Cloudy Sr. & His Wife Feleshia Cloudy
 
 
The church planning comity expressed that this is something our community desperately needs.  Shelby county currently does not have a dedicated full time youth center of this magnitude and this seemingly will be a great addition to our community.  
 
 
The youth center when completed would not only serve as a place for teens and youth to go and have fun in a safe environment, but would also focus on teaching basic job skills, such as how to write a resume and fill out a job application, along with proper interview educate.  The project completion date is still far off. 
 
 
 
The Church Family 

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Update on the Wreck in Timpson Yesterday


 

 

 

 

 
Yesterday at approximately 10:35 am there was a two vehicle crash on Highway 59 just a few miles out side of Timpson headed toward Tenaha. A 1997 Red Chevrolet Pick-Up driven by Corey Campbell 48 of Little Rock, AK was travelling north on Highway 59 when he ran off the road over corrected to the left at struck a 2010 Grey GMC SUV driven by Daniel Stuart 38 , with his wife Heather Stuart 36 as the passenger both from Bernice, LA.
 
A life flight was called in but was cancelled due to weather and ambulances responded instead. Mr. Campbell was transported to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital by ACE EMS of Center, were as of the time of this article he remains in stable condition.  The Stuarts were transported to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital as well by Timpson EMS, they were released with minor injuries from the hospital.  
 
 
The Timpson Volunteer Fire Department and several Texas DPS troopers blockaded the area.  Wrecker services loaded the vehicles on trailers and hauled them off.  The area was cleared by about 12:30 pm, by which time all emergency personal had left the scene and traffic resumed. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
- a correction was made to the make of the red truck it was very devastated and after investigation the Texas DPS have determined it to be a 1997 Red Chevrolet Pick-Up.

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ETMC Auxiliary awards scholarships


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ETMC Carthage Auxiliary awarded $300 scholarships to six Panola College
nursing students on Monday, March 27. Recipients include Holly Royer of
Timpson, Meagan Tillman of Beckville, Erin Anderson of Carthage, Jessica
Montoya of Timpson, Shay Mullins of Elysian Fields, and Jessica Smith of
Longview.
 
 
 
The ETMC Carthage Auxiliary comprises volunteers from the community who
provide support services for staff and patients at the hospital. The
Auxiliary members also coordinate fundraising activities to support nursing
scholarships for Panola College students. Two of the most popular
fundraisers are the jewelry and accessories sales held twice each year. The
spring sale is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, March 30-31 in the foyer
of ETMC Hospital. Every item is $5.

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Junk in the Trunk Trades Day event!


 

The Junk in your trunk trade days event will be held this Saturday in San Augustine from 10 a.m. - 2p.m. (some vendors come as early as 8 a.m. to set-up and sell)

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Health Fair


 

There will be a health Fair today at the John D. Windham Civic Center in Center, Texas 9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.  It is free to attend and features 30 different vendors with give-a-ways and door prizes.

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Blood Drive Today at Center Elementary School


 

CES will host a blood drive on Thursday, March 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Donors will be able to sponsor any child at CES. That child will receive a
JR. Leaders Recognition Medal, and the classroom in each grade level with
the most sponsors will win a pizza party!
 

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Capitol Update


 

 
 
Last week was the half-way point of the 85th Legislature.  While we have finished more than half of the 140 days, there is still a lot of work to get accomplished for the people of Texas.
 
Last week the House continued working, debating bills on the House floor, and hearing bills in committees.  The House State Affairs Committee heard HB 200 which would ban partial birth abortions and prohibit the sale of fetal remains.  Although this ban has been in federal law, and upheld by the Supreme Court, it is not yet in Texas law, which prevents our local law enforcement from enforcing these laws.  HB 200 will help with the enforcement of this policy and will also serve to end the abhorrent practice of selling the remains from an aborted child.  I am looking forward to casting my vote for HB 200 in the State Affairs Committee.
 
This week, the House will debate HB 1818, the Railroad Commission Sunset bill.  At least every 12 years, each state agency is given a top-to-bottom review to make sure that the agency is still fulfilling its purpose. This review determines what changes can be made to make the agency more efficient and what parts of the agency are no longer needed.  This year, the Railroad Commission, Texas' oil and gas regulator, is going through the Sunset process.  A strong oil and gas regulator is vitally important to East Texas and the continued growth of our economy.  I expect that the House will debate and pass this bill next week.
 
I have heard from many of you about different provisions in the proposed budgets and wanted to shed some light on the process that the budget goes through.  Each legislative session, the job of introducing a budget switches between the House and the Senate.  This year, the Senate will first debate the budget and then send its proposals over to the House for debate.  As you can imagine, the budgets that come out of the House and Senate have many differences, from funding levels, to program cuts, to instructions and state agencies.  In order to reconcile these differences and arrive at a unified budget, the House and Senate appoint a conference committee which works together to settle the differences between the two budgets.  The final budget then goes back to each chamber for final approval.  This is a long process with many changes.
 
If there are priorities for the budget or any other legislation that you would like me to know about, please contact me at 512-463-0556 or district9.paddie@house.texas.gov.   

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Timpson VFD Fundraiser & Candidate Meet-And-Greet


The Timpson Volunteer Fire Department will be selling Chicken Strip Baskets Saturday April 1, 2017 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Baskets will have strips, fries, gravy and a drink for $7.00. Everyone is invited to stay and meet the candidates that are running for positions on the City Council and the Timpson School Board.

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Wreck Outside of Timpson


 

Early today at about 10:35 am the Timpson Volunteer Fire Department responded to a wreck that occurred on Highway 59 in between Timpson and Tenaha a Red pickup truck and a Grey SUV collided head on with each other.  Several Texas DPS Troopers along with the Timpson Volunteer Fire Department blockaded the area and a life flight was called in for one of the drivers involved in the wreck.  However, it was cancelled due to the weather and an ambulance responded instead.  The vehicles were loaded on to trailers and hauled off and the area was cleared by about 12:30. The emergency personal then left the scene and traffic resumed.  More information to follow as it becomes available.   

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CHS Dinner Theatre


 

CHS Theatre and Culinary Arts invite you to their dinner theatre production
of *Anne Frank and Me,* Thursday April 6.  Dinner will be at 6:00 and show
will follow.  Seating is limited to 65 guests.  The dinner and the show is
$10 for all guests.
 
The show begins in modern times, the characters dealing with normal high
school problems and pleasures.  Then, through a freak accident, the main
character is transported to 1940s France.  She and her family are in
hiding.  She stays so long we’re not sure which “reality” is real.  In much
the way that “The Wizard of Oz” plays with our sense of place and time,
Nicole Bernhardt and her friends and family do the same, taking us on a
journey that brings a dark chapter of our history into a very real and
accessible focus.
 
*Anne Frank and Me *is appropriate for ages 10 and up.  The dinner is
provided by Jennifer Fausett and CHS Culinary Arts.  If you’d like
reservations, send your name and the number of tickets you’d like to one of
the following places:
 
Text -- (936) 332-3255.

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Counseling Services offering free suicide prevention workshop Thursday


 

SFA’s Counseling Services is offering a free workshop to teach skills to identify and help a person in danger of suicide from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the Rusk Building, Room 333. On completion of the hour and a half Question, Persuade, Refer session, each participant will receive certification as a “Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper.”
 
To register, call (936) 468-2401.

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39th Annual Take a Kid Fishing Entry Form


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Panola College Receives $14,000 Donation from GCA


 

 
 
 
 
On Thursday, March 23, representatives of the Gas Compressors Association, Mr. Gary Farr from Cummins, and Mr. Paul Cosper from HOLT CAT, presented Dr. Gregory Powell, President of Panola College, with a check for $14,000.  This generous donation will be used to help enrich and grow Panola College’s School of Energy.
 
 
 
*Pictured L to R: Joe Shannon, Daniel Hall, Paul Cosper, Gary Farr, Greg
Powell, and Natalie Oswalt*

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Panola College Fiscal Services Recognized for Excellence


 

 
 
For the twenty-second consecutive year, the Certificate of Achievement for
Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Panola College by the
Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
(GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The
Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area
of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment
represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
 
 An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement has been awarded to the
department or agency designated by the government as primarily responsible
for preparing the award-winning CAFR. This has been presented to: Troy
Caserta, Vice President of Fiscal Services.
 
 The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards
of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full
disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate
potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.
 
 The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately
17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL and
Washington, D.C.

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Weather Update


 

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Boil Water Notice for Shelbyville Water Supply


 

A Boil Water Notice for the Shelbyville Water Supply is in effect due to a line break.  For more information please call 936-590-9177.

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Spring Fling and Gun Raffle


 

 

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Weather Update


 

We are included in an ENHANCED risk for severe weather beginning Wednesday afternoon and into mid morning on Thursday as shown on the just released graphic below.  Graphic 2 shows the forecast amount of rainfall anticipated. The amount has been increased from 3/4 of an inch to possible amounts of 2+ inches under the heavier T-storms. In addition to the heavy rain, High winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes, some flooding is anticipated in low lying areas due to our recent rains.
 
Showers and thunderstorms are expected to move into East Texas, Southeast Oklahoma, and extreme Southwest Arkansas after daybreak Wednesday morning, but should intensify during the afternoon. Numerous severe thunderstorms are expected to develop by mid to late afternoon Wednesday over East Texas, Southeast Oklahoma, Southwest Arkansas, and Western Louisiana, and gradually shift east northeast across Southcentral Arkansas and North Central Louisiana during the evening and overnight hours. Should the severe weather parameters continue to increase, a portion of the Enhanced Risk area may be upgraded to a Moderate Risk in later updates from the NWS Storm Prediction Center.  
 

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Fun for Funds Tonight


 

 
Fun for Funds will be held tonight from 6pm until 9pm at the John D. Windham Civic Center.
 
The auction will be view-able online via a live webcast at funforfunds.org! Those wanting to bid can log onto www.funforfunds.org to register and participate in the live auction. Early bidding opens Friday, March 24th. The event will also be broadcast live on television via Suddenlink Cable Channel 2.

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Spring Fellowship Sunday


 

Spring Fellowship Sunday, April 30th at 10:30 am at Word of Faith Outreach in Joaquin.  There will be food bounce houses for the kids and a volleyball tournament for all ages.  For any questions, call 936-269-4133.  

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Commissioners' Court Meeting Results


 

 

 

 

At today’s commissioners court meeting the court amoung other things took the following actions: They approved the payment of monthly expenses.  The court took action to disperse the Child Safety Fee Funds.  Josh McAdams addressed the court about this.  They approved Constable’s Precinct 4 Racial Profiling Report.  They approved the authorization and signature of the Request of FEMA fund letter to the Texas Department of Emergency Management.  They approved John Yarbrough to be paid in advance the sum of $15,200.00 for the construction of Commissioner Precinct 2 County Barn.  Lastly Judge Rafferty addressed the court about security issues.

 

 

Judge Rafferty and Commissioner Roscoe McSwain

 

 

Josh McAdams

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PANOLA COMPLETES THE SWEEP AT PARIS


 

#12 ranked Panola College defeated Paris Junior College three games to zero
last weekend.  Panola earned their first series sweep of a conference
opponent this spring.  Panola’s offense scored a series high 44 runs in
three games while only allowing an average of 4 runs for the weekend.  With
the victories Panola is now 27-5 on the season and 9-3 in conference.
Panola will be back in action this Thursday in Carthage to host Navarro
College.  Game time is set for 2pm.
 
 
 
*4-Hit Day For Boulware Leads Panola College Past Paris*
 
 
*Christian Boulware* gave Paris Junior College fits, as he bagged four hits
in Panola College’s 21-3 victory on Saturday. Boulware doubled in the
first, homered in the third, doubled in the fourth, and singled in the
fifth.
 
 
Panola took an early lead in the first inning. With two outs in the first
inning Christian Boulware drove in one run when he doubled.
 
 
Paris evened things up at one in the bottom of the first inning.  Anderson
drove in one when he singled in the first inning.
 
 
Panola took the lead for good with one run in the second inning.  In the
second *Austin Blakeley* hit a ground ball, but one run scored.  Then the
ball
 
 
Panola scored ten runs in the fifth inning. The big inning was thanks to a
double by *Colby Price*, a single, a single by *Chandler Morris*, a home
run by *Andrew Pace*, and a double by *Michael Lawson*.
 
 
*Logan Bailey* earned the win for Panola.  He tossed five innings,
surrendering three runs, six hits, striking out five, and walking one.
 
 
Home runs for Panola came when Pace homered in the fifth inning and
Boulware homered in the third inning.
 
 
Panola had 20 hits in the game. Boulware, Morris, Lawson, *Duke Ellis*, *Julian
Flores*, Bailey, Price, and Pace each collected multiple hits for Panola.
 
 
 
 
 
*Panola College Completes The Sweep Paris*
 
 
An early lead helped Panola College defeat Paris Junior College 11-3 on
Saturday in game two of the double header. Panola scored on a home run
by *Colby
Price* in the first inning, a home run by Lo*gan Berlof* in the second
inning, and a home run by Price in the second inning.
 
 
Panola scored four runs in the eighth inning.  Panola’s big inning was
driven by a home run by *Logan Bailey* and a passed ball.
 
 
*Taylor Tomlin* earned the win for Panola. He pitched five innings,
surrendering three runs, five hits, striking out three, and walking zero.
Two relievers helped Panola close out the victory.
 
 
*Miles **Dunn* threw two innings.  And *Erik Key* would close the door with
a punch out to end the game.
 
 
Home runs for Panola came when Price homered in the first and second
innings, *Logan Berlof* homered in the second inning, and Bailey homered in
the eighth inning. Home runs for Paris came when Paris homered in the third
inning and Nemecek homered in the fifth inning.
 
 
Panola had 16 hits in the game. Bailey, Berlof, Duke Ellis, *Christian
Boulware*, Price, and *Michael Lawson* each collected multiple hits for
Panola. Price and Bailey each drove in three runs to lead Panola. Panola
was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. *Colton Oberthier* made
the most plays with seven.
 
 
Paris collected ten hits. Jeffries, Nemecek, and Solomon each collected
multiple hits for Paris. Paris was sure-handed in the field and didn't
commit a single error. Solomon had the most chances in the field with eight.
 
 
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"Photo taken by - Craig Cain"  Picture of Sophomores Andrew Pace and Colby
Price, Both collected 5 hits in two games to complete the sweep at Paris
Junior College

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Car Show


 

Just a little less than 2 weeks until our car show. Pre-registration is not required. Don't forget our new class, Kid's Rideables. This will be pedal/battery cars, no wagons, bicycles, etc.. We will give out 1 trophy & ribbons in this class. See you there !!!

 

 

 

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NOTICE OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMISSIONERS COURT OF SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TEXAS


 

 
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the above named Commissioners Court will be held on
Tuesday, the 28th day of March 2017 at 9:00 o’clock A.M. in the Commissioners Court Room
at 100 W. Columbia, Room 103, San Augustine, Texas.

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PWPS Schedule Change


 

Update: Due to Easter celebration the April meeting will be moved up to Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church, on Porter St. in Center, TX. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The workshop will be "Pet Photography" and the monthly Challenge will be photographs submitted depicting "Window Light"

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Man Causes Disturbance at the Shelby County Court House Update


 

 

 

 

On Wednesday March 22nd at about 9:00 am Christopher Cartwright age 31 from Center entered the Shelby County Court House.  According to the bailiff “He was scheduled to be in court at 8:00 am he showed up shortly before 9:00 am for his arraignment and we were made aware of a dispute at the front door with the security officer.”  The bailiff then came down with several sheriff office deputies and by the time they arrived at the front door he was driving south bond in his vehicle.  Christopher Cartwright was later arrested by the Center police department on charges of possession of a controlled substance.  He has since been transferred to the Shelby County Jail.  

 

 

 

 

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Shelbyville Athletic and Band Booster Meetings


 

 

The regularly scheduled Shelbyville Band Booster Meeting has been canceled due to a conflict with the Athletic's Booster meeting.  The next Band Booster Meeting will be April 24th. The Athletic Booster Meeting will be held tonight at the Shelbyville elementary school building room 103 at 6 pm.
 
 

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VETERANS OF SOMALIA TO BE REMEMBERED


 

 
Americans consider themselves to be a compassionate people, and the United
States military has a long tradition of humanitarian relief operations both
within and outside the continental United States. Never has this
humanitarian impulse proven more dangerous to follow than in 1992 when the
United States intervened to arrest famine in the midst of an ongoing civil
war in the East African country of Somalia. Ultimately hundreds of thousands
were saved from starvation, but unintended involvement in Somali's civil
strife cost the lives of thirty American Soldiers, four Marines, and eight
Air Force personnel during the years of 1992 and 1994.
 
 
 
Shelby County VFW Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will honor those who served
during this time in "Operation Restore Hope" with a wreath laying at the
Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse in Center on
Friday, March 31st, 2017 at 10 a.m.  As always the public is invited to
honor their fellow Americans.  More information call Post Quartermaster
Larry Hume at 598-2976.
 

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Missing Teen Found (Picture)


 

 

 

A female juvenile who has been missing from Shreveport, LA since Dec. 19, 2016 turned herself in to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office March 25 at 10:47 a.m.
 
According to Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell, Natalyia Theresa Rogers entered the SCSO this morning and spoke with Deputy Peter Davis. Rogers told Davis that she had been staying in Center with Samantha Nix.
 
Rogers said that she turned herself in because she was in need of medications and was starting to harm herself. Deputy Davis observed cuts on both of Rogers wrists.  Rogers is currently being held at the SCSO while transportation arrangements are made to take her back to Shreveport, LA. 
 
No further information is available at this time.
 

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Center City Council Meeting


 

 
The Center City Council will meet in Regular Session on Monday, March 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 March 13, 2017.
 
III. Discuss Consider and Action on the Following:
A. Resolution 2017- 7— Authorizing Advertising and Promotional Activities for the Civic
Center and Community House.
 
B. Presentation and Acceptance ofAudit—FY 2016
 
C. Approve Hangar Lease Agreement with Southview Asset Mgmt, LLC
 
D. Assumption ofUnfiled Drainage Easement and Facilities.
 
E. Award Contract for Home Grant Building Contractor.
 
IV. Items of Interest from Council and City Manager and Citizens—No Action Items.
 
V. Executive Session
Consider entering executive session for.legal consultation with the City Attorney and discussion
of pending litigation, personnel matters and land acquisition with possible action related thereto
upon reconvening in open session in accordance with Government Code Section 551. 071,
551. 072 and 551. 074
VI. Adjournment.

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Job Fair


 

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CITY OF TENAHA REGULAR CALLED COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA March 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 – March 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 February 27, 2017 Regular Scheduled Council Meeting – ACTION
5. Consider Approval for February 2017 Financials – ACTION
6. Discuss and Consider Approval for Funding Equipment Presented by Tenaha Volunteer Department - ACTION
7. Discuss and Consider Approval of a Plan For Future Use of Booker T. Washington Park – ACTION
8. Discuss and Consider Approval of Waste Water Treatment Plant Dumpster – ACTION
9. Department Head Reports
10. Council Comments
11. Adjourn
 

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COMMISSIONERS COURT SPECIAL MEETING SHELBY COUNTY, TEXAS


 

 
Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 27th day of March, 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. Discuss and possibly approve consideration and signing of a contract between the County and NCIC Inmate Communications, Inc. for inmate telephone services.
 
4. Take action to disperse Child Safety Fee Funds.
 
5. Record Precinct 4 Constable’s 2017 Racial Profiling Report.
 
6. Authorize and sign the Request of FEMA funds letter to the Texas Department of Emergency Management.
 
7. Judge Rafferty to address the Court about security issues.
 
 
8. Discuss and possibly approve a contract between Shelby County and John             Yarbrough for $15,200.00 to build onto Commissioner Precinct 2’s county barn.
 
9. Adjourn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Cal Smith's Walk off Gives Panola College Victory Over Paris Junior College


 

 
 
Panola College took game one of the three game series in dramatic fashion,
with a 12-11 walk-off victory over Paris Junior College at Jim Reeves Field
on Thursday.  Panola trailed 11-10 in the bottom of the ninth inning when *Cal
Smith* doubled, driving in two runs.
 
 
Both offenses were strong at the plate as Panola collected 17 hits and
Paris 8 hits.
 
 
Paris captured a 2 run in the first inning on a throwing error.
 
 
Panola cut the lead in half with a solo homerun by *Logan Berlof* in the
bottom of the second.
 
 
Paris scored three runs in the top of the third inning to extend their lead
by four runs.  But, Panola would score six runs in the bottom half of the
third inning to take a two run lead.  Panola scored on a double by *Christian
Boulware*, a single by *Logan Bailey*, and a double by *Chandler Morris*.
 
 
Paris scored three more in the fourth inning, two in the fifth inning and
one run in the seventh inning to take a four run lead into the eighth.  But
it wasn’t enough as Panola responded with two runs in the bottom of the
eighth and three in the bottom of the ninth to secure the victory in walk
off fashion.
 
 
*Miles Dunn* earned the win for Panola. He went one inning, surrendering
zero runs, zero hits, and walking zero.
 
 
*Ryan Ratliff* started the game for Panola. He pitched three innings,
allowing five runs, and three hits.
 
 
Bailey, Morris, Boulware, *Julian Flores*, *Andrew Pace*, and *Michael
Lawson* each collected multiple hits for Panola. Boulware went 2-for-5 at
the plate as he led the team with four runs batted in.
 
 
With the win Panola now extends their regular season record to 25-5 and 7-3
in conference play.  The Ponies will travel to Paris Junior College for a
double header Saturday the 25th to finish the series.
 
 

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Weather Update


 

Tomorrow's view: Cooler 78/64. Becoming Cloudy. T-storms will move into the area by 3-4pm. The graphic below shows that we are in the slight risk of Strong gusty winds, and under the T-storms heavy rain, large hail and possible isolated tornadoes are all possible. This is a fast mover so the expected 1/2 to 1 inch of rain and the dry surfaces should not allow flooding to occur. We are also at the tail end of the front so the more intense storms will occur in OK, LA, AR, and NE portions of Deep East Texas as shown on the 2nd and 3rd graphs.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Dessere Cooper Joaquin Lady Ram State Champion Power lifter


 

 

 

 

 

Dessere Cooper Junior at Joaquin High School is the State Champion for the 181 weight class in girls powerlifting.  She broke the state record with her total lift of 940 lbs for bench, dead lift and squat combined.  

 

 

 

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Health Fair


 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 10th Annual Health and Fitness Fair, presented by Cline Family Medicine, Thursday, March 30 at the Windham Civic Center from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.   Gold Sponsor, Nacogdoches Medical Center, helped in making the event a success.
 
A Scavenger Hunt will be held again with two random drawings for the chance to win a 32” Flat Screen TV and a FitBit.  Attendees and vendors are invited to participate in finding items throughout the fair.
 
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be on site with a blood mobile taking donations, to sign up to donate please contact Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682.
 
The fair will host break out session speakers from, CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial, Dr. Chris Cantu, “Chiropractic Medicine” and LeAnne Anderson, “Diabetes Care” at 10:30 a.m. and Casey Lout, Affinity Hospice, topic “Hospice Care” at 1:30 p.m. 
 
 
The fair is free to the public featuring 30 vendors with give aways and door prizes.    Vendors will be providing health screenings which include glucose, cholesterol, spinal screenings, heart awareness, bone density and vision. Information will be provided on home health, nursing homes, hospice, nutrition, allergy treatments, diabetes and caregiver relief.  
 
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682, email info@shelbycountychamber.com or www.shelbycountychamber.com.
 

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Health and Harmony Offers Herbology Class


 

Center Health and Harmony located at 811 Nacogdoches St., is hosting a Herbology Class on Saturday, April 8th.  Bella Vladimirsky from McAllen, Texas will be teaching the class. She is very knowledgeable in the field if Herbs and she is also a certified Iridologist.  There is a $75 charge for the class.  This class will be fun and informative and participants will earn a certificate. The class is from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information or to register for the class please call Center Health & Harmony at 936-598-4987.

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Panola College Job Fair


 

All-Workforce Solutions and Panola College would like to invite you to our Annual Spring Career Awareness/Job fair, which will be held on Friday, April 07, 2017 at the John D. Windham Civic Center, Center, Texas 75935 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. 

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SFA ROTC Shooting Contest


 

Public invited to support ROTC at Piney Woods Shootout
SFA’s Army ROTC is hosting Sam Houston State University’s Army ROTC’s marksmanship team for a friendly competition beginning noon Friday, March 31, at Meadow Ridge Archery and Gun's shooting complex in Nacogdoches.
 
Unofficially called “The Piney Woods Shootout,” the rifle marksmanship challenge consists of three shooting events that will test each competitor’s ability to accurately and safely engage a variety of targets using each marksmanship team’s civilian-equivalent M4 rifles. 
 
The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will help support future U.S. Army officers as they compete for the coveted Piney Woods Shootout trophy.
 
For more information, contact Meadow Ridge Archery and Gun shooting complex, at (936) 569-9880.

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SFA Library News


 

 
Steen Library has enabled greater discover ability of open access publications in Scholar Works with the assignment of Digital Object Identifiers to journal publications. Each DOI is unique to the publication and provides a persistent URL to the content.
 
The “Index of Texas Archaeology,” the first Scholar Works journal to incorporate this feature, experienced a significant increase in the number of reports downloaded within the first month of incorporating DOIs. In addition to other journals published in Scholar Works, the library will expand the use of DOIs to include data sets, theses, dissertations and other publications in the repository.

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STEM speaker series slated for March 27


 

SFA’s College of Sciences and Mathematics will host the STEM Business and Industry Speaker Series from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the Math Building, Lecture Hall 101.
 
The event aims to connect students to STEM professionals, and will feature two guest speakers, including professional Kristi L. Owens, vice president and wealth management advisor for the Greater Collin Country office of Merrell Lynch, and current SFA STEM student Brook Busbee.
 
Faculty members are encouraged to inform students of the event. Admission is free and open to students of all majors.
 
For more information, contact Kim Carmona, project coordinator for SFA's College of Sciences and Mathematics, at (936) 468-5197.

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Timpson Meet and Greet


 

The Timpson Volunteer Fire Dept. would like to invite all of the candidates for the Timpson I.S.D School Board and the Timpson City Council to a "Meet and Greet". 
 
Each candidate will be given the opportunity to address the community and answer questions. The candidates will be hosting the "Meet and Greet" at the Fire Dept. Saturday April 1st from 5pm until 7pm. If you would like more information please contact Talitha Green at the Fire Dept. (936)254-3547 or (936)332-4895.

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Sons of Confederate Veterans Monthly Meeting


 

Monday, March 27, 2017 - The Capt. Jesse Amason Camp # 282 Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold their regular monthly meeting March 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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Fun for Funds


 

 
 
Let the bidding begin - Fun for Funds benefit auction is Tuesday, March 28th from 6pm until 9pm!
 
The auction will be view-able online via a live webcast at funforfunds.org! Those wanting to bid can log onto www.funforfunds.org to register and participate in the live auction. Early bidding opens Friday, March 24th. The event will also be broadcast live on television via Suddenlink Cable Channel 2.
 
Be sure to take a look at this years auction items. The RIO Theatre made a request with 21st Century Fox for an auction item and they did not disappoint. Mike and Nita Adkison, owners, were pleased to present to the club a large basket stuffed full of various movie promo items including a mysterious black box with 'The Wolverine' on it, a jacket with 'Independence Day Resurgence', and many other items. Additional items are a table and bench set from Back Country Furniture Designs, a 5-piece patio dining set from Gibsons Energy, a kids dream come true 'Fire Truck Ride to School', and so much more. Items are being added daily.
 
Funds from the auction benefit the Catherine Pinkston Roughrider Scholarship Fund. Over the years, if you have ever participated in the Fun for Funds event, you have helped Rotary to raise over $1,000,000 for the Roughrider Scholarship Foundation (RSF). RSF has presented over 1,600 scholarships totaling over $1,000,000 to graduating CHS students and is funded by donations, not just from Rotary, but from the community. It has provided Center ISD students with a resource very few school systems have.
 
It's not to late to donate an item for the auction - Rotary is seeking items to auction which will bring the highest possible dollar amount. If you do not have a unique item to auction, any and all monetary donations are greatly appreciated and will benefit the same fund. During the auction, monetary donations can be made in honor or memory of someone and the donation will be announced during the broadcast as well as online.
 
If you have any questions about Fun for Funds or would like to make an auction item or monetary donation, please feel free to contact the Rotary Club at rotaryclub.center@gmail.com or call Jason Balkcom, Rotary Club President, at 936.598.3311. All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. J.J. Ford Rotary Club Member Phone: 936-591-9334

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Chris Paddie Update


 

 
 
 
 
 
While many of you enjoyed Spring Break last week, the legislature continued full steam ahead, with the House and Senate holding committee hearings and debating bills.
 
The House passed HB 62 which would create a statewide texting and driving ban.  In 2015, there were more than 470 fatalities and more than 18,000 injuries on Texas roads as a result of distracted driving.  HB 62 would make our roads safer by banning this practice which has already been banned in 46 other states.  The Senate State Affairs Committee heard a similar bill last week.  I am confident that this session we will be able to pass this common sense legislation.
 
Last week, the House State Affairs Committee heard SB 4, the sanctuary cities bill.  We heard almost 12 hours of testimony from hundreds of witnesses on this important matter.  I am looking forward to sending this bill to the House floor for a debate and getting it to the Governor's for his signature.  This week, the State Affairs Committee will hear HB 200, which would ban partial birth abortions.  
 
Last week I also presented HB 100 in the House Transportation Committee.  HB 100 would create a predictable, statewide regulatory for transportation networking companies.  Not only will this bill ensure that companies looking to come to Texas know they can expect fair and predictable regulations in Texas, it will also accelerate the growth of transportation networking companies and help to ensure that they are able to expand to rural areas and provide the same transportation solutions enjoyed by the metro areas. 
 
I also coauthored legislation that would provide a property tax exemption for the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed in the line of duty.  This is similar to the exemption provided for spouses of slain military members and for disabled veterans.  This legislation is the least that we can do to show our appreciation for those that lay down their lives to keep the rest of us safe.
 
It is great to hear from so many East Texans each day on a wide range of issues ranging from education to Second Amendment rights to pro-life issues to healthcare concerns.  With your input I am able to better represent you in Austin.  As we continue to work our way through the legislative session, please make sure to contact me regarding the issues that are important to you.  You can reach me at 512-463-0556 or district9.paddie@houe.texas.gov.

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Weather Update


 

 

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Roughrider Academy


 

Center Independent School District is excited to announce the establishment
of their new campus, Roughrider Academy.
 
 
 
Roughrider Academy is an academic school providing a flexed, self-paced
curriculum for students in secondary education. The school is not a
disciplinary measure but instead an avenue for students who excel in a
non-traditional setting. Roughrider Academy, which will originate and
locate itself on the Center High School Campus, will employ a certified
faculty and team.
 
 
 
Roughrider Academy’s mission will provide an academic program focused on
skills needed to be independent learners and critical thinkers to be work
or college ready at the time of graduation. A digital platform will be used
to teach and test for mastery, and Academy teachers will facilitate the
program and provide direct instruction to enhance learning.
 
 
 
CISD's new Roughrider Academy will begin accepting enrollment applications
for the 2017-2018 school year beginning Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
 
 

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Panola Baseball Update


 

 

 

 

 

 

The Panola College baseball program moves up this week in
the national rankings to #12.  Rising four spots from the last week's
rankings at #16, The Ponies went 3-1 last week and improved to 24-5 on the
season and 6-3 in conference.  The Ponies will be at home Thursday, March
23rd for game one of a three game conference series with Paris Junior
College.
 
 
 
 
Last Week’s Recap
*Panola College Wins Back-And-Forth Affair Vs Northlake College*
 
 
Panola College and Northlake College played a taut affair, but Panola
eventually prevailed 12-9 after taking the lead for good in the tenth
inning.  The game was tied at nine with Panola College batting in the top
of the tenth when there was an error, scoring two runs.
 
 
Panola evened things up at nine in the top of the ninth inning. Panola
scored two runs when *Austin Blakeley* homered with two outs in the ninth
inning.
 
 
Panola scored five runs in the fourth inning. Panola’s big inning was
driven by a stolen base by* Logan Bailey*, a single by *Julian Flores*, a
single by De Leon, and a stolen base.
 
 
*Austin De Leon* collected five hits in five at bats to help lead Panola
to victory. De Leon singled in the third, singled in the fourth, singled in
the sixth, singled in the eighth, and singled in the tenth.
 
 
*Gannon Reiswig* earned the win for Panola. He pitched two innings,
allowing zero runs, zero hits, striking out one, and walking zero.
 
 
*Cole Clinton* started the game for Panola. He tossed one inning,
surrendering three runs, three hits, and walking one.
 
 
Panola had 13 hits in the game. De Leon and *Chandler Morris* each
collected multiple hits for Panola. *Colton Oberthier*, Blakeley, and De
Leon each drove in two runs to lead Panola.
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Panola College Claws Back, But Falls Just Short Against Northeast Texas
In Game One*
 
 
Panola College fought back after falling down by six runs in the fifth
inning. The comeback fell just short though, in a 6-4 defeat to Northeast
Texas on Thursday. Panola scored four runs in the failed comeback on a
double by *Andrew Pace*, a single by *Chandler Morris*, a groundout by *Austin
De Leon*, and a single by *Julian Flores*.
 
 
Panola fell behind early in the loss. Northeast Texas took the lead on a
walk in the first inning.
 
 
*Cayne Ueckert* took the loss for Panola. He went four and a third
innings, allowing six runs, five hits, and striking out four.
 
 
Panola had ten hits in the game. *Duke Ellis*, Flores, and Pace each
collected multiple hits for Panola. De Leon, Pace, Flores, and Morris each
drove in one run to lead Panola.
 
 
 
 
*Panola College Grabs Lead In Sixth Inning For Victory Over Northeast
Texas In Game Two*
 
 
Panola College defeated Northeast Texas 4-3 on Saturday after taking the
lead late in the game. The game was tied at three with Panola batting in
the bottom of the sixth when there was an error, scoring one run.
 
 
Panola took an early lead in the first inning. With one out in the first
inning *Christian Boulware* drove in one run when he singled.
 
 
*Miles Dunn* earned the win for Panola. He tossed one-third of an inning,
giving up zero runs, two hits, and walking zero. *Erik Key* recorded the
last three outs to earn the save for Panola.
 
 
*Logan Bailey* started the game for Panola. He went five and two-thirds
innings, allowing three runs, three hits, striking out 11, and walking one.
 
 
Panola had ten hits in the game. *Duke Ellis*, *Colby Price*, and *Michael
Lawson* each collected multiple hits for Panola. Lawson, Andrew Pace, and
Boulware each drove in one run to lead Panola.
 
 
 
 
 
*Panola College Best Northeast Texas In Blowout For Game Three*
 
 
Panola College took the lead late in the game in a 14-6 victory over
Northeast Texas on Saturday. Panola trailed 6-5 in the bottom of the sixth
inning when *Logan Bailey* homered, driving in two runs.
 
 
Both offenses were strong at the plate as Panola collected 16 hits and
Northeast Texas seven
 
Panola College captured the lead in the first inning. *Logan Berlof*
drove in one when he doubled in the first inning.
 
 
Panola scored five runs in the seventh inning. Panola scored on a single,
a single by Logan Bailey, and a single by *Andrew Pace*.
 
 
Northeast scored three runs in the fourth inning. The big inning for
Northeast Texas came thanks to a fielder's choice by Simms, a single by
Batten, and a single by Bundy.
 
 
*Gannon Reiswig* earned the win for Panola. He pitched three and a third
innings, giving up two runs, two hits, striking out one, and walking zero.
 
 
*Taylor Tomlin* started the game for Panola. He threw three and
two-thirds innings, surrendering four runs, five hits, striking out one,
and walking one.
 
 
Home runs for Panola came when *Julian Flores* homered in the sixth
inning and Bailey homered in the sixth inning.
 
 
Berlof, *Duke Ellis*, Bailey, *Colby Price*, and Pace each collected
multiple hits for Panola. Berlof went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Panola.

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CHS Coach Hiram Harrison Receives an Award


 

 

Center High School Coach Hiram Harrison has been coaching for 30 years and 11 of those years have been at Center ISD.  He recently was awarded the Outstanding Coach Award from the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Texas Job Fair


 
 
SFA’s Center for Career and Professional Development partners with the Houston Area Consortium of Career Centers each spring to host the Texas Job Fair - one of the largest college job fairs in Texas. This event attracts more than 1,500 students and alumni from HACCC institutions, in addition to graduates from institutions throughout Texas.
 
This year, the fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, on the University of St. Thomas campus in the Jerabeck Athletic and Activity Center.
 
SFA students and alumni are welcome to attend this event free of charge. A shuttle will be available for students who wish to attend, but space is limited. A $10 deposit is required to hold a seat on the shuttle and must be paid no later than Friday, March 24.
 
To view a list of attending employers, click here. Attendees need to bring copies of their résumé to distribute. Professional dress is required. Résumé assistance and the center's free Career Closet are available to help students prepare for the event. Information about these resources may be found on the center's website.
 
For more information, contact Brandi Derouen, assistant director of CCPD, at (936) 468-3305.

 

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Department of History to host noted historian, lecture tomorrow


 

 

Dr. Patrick Manning, who serves as the Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus of World History at the University of Pittsburg, will visit SFA today and tomorrow for a reception and public lecture.
 
A former president of the American Historical Association, Manning is considered among the most prominent historians on African history, the African diaspora and global migrations. During his lecture, “The African Diaspora: Teaching About the Black Experience Worldwide,” Manning will discuss the African migration to the Americas, Europe and Asia during the past five centuries and how that migration has enriched cultures worldwide.
 
The Department of History will hold a reception for Manning from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at the Old University Building, located at 411 N. Mound St. Light refreshments will be served.
 
The lecture will take place beginning at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 102.
 
For more information, contact Dr. Mark Barringer, chair of the Department of History, at mbarringer@sfasu.edu.
 
 

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Dragon Boy Power-lifter Going to State


 

 

Kawon McCowin, Shelbyville High School Junior qualified for the State Powerlifting Meet to be held at the Taylor Expo Center in Abilene, TX on March 25, 2017. Kawon placed 2nd at the Regional Meet in the 275 pound, Division 3 Weight Class to advance to the State Meet. 
 
 

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Double Wide, Texas Play


 

 

 

Lamp-Lite Theatre Presents The Southern-Fried Trailer Park Comedy!  Doublewide, Texas On March 24 & 25 at 7:30 pm.  They are located on the Old Tyler Road in Nacogdoches, Texas.  For more information call 936-564-8300 or visit www.lamplitetheatre.com

 

 

 

 

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Produce Drop in Center


 

 

 

 

 

Early this morning Tri-County held a produce drop for the residents of our area.  The produce drop is held once a month on the 4th Wednesday of every month.

 

 

 

 

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Shelbyville Project Graduation


 

Shelbyville High School will be holding Project Graduation this year on May 19, 2017.  Project Graduation is a drug and alcohol free event that lasts all night.  It provides a safe alternative for graduates who might otherwise be partying.  It keeps graduates off the roads, prevents them from becoming an accident statistic, and gives their parents ease knowing their son/daughter is safely celebrating.
 
Project Graduation originated in Maine in response to the deaths of twelve teenagers in related highway crashes.  The idea of Project Graduation has spread across the nation during graduation and prom night, since these are the two deadliest nights for teenagers.  Project Graduation has saved lives in many communities and schools across the state of Texas.  The success of Project Graduation is in direct relation to the commitment of parents, school administration and staff, and community members and businesses.  These volunteers donate their time and money to provide an exciting and memorable evening of fun and fellowship for the graduates with their classmates for the very last time.  To make this event successful, we need donations from businesses and individuals like you in our area.
 
Any contributions you wish to make toward prizes or food will be greatly appreciated.  If you choose to make a monetary donation, please mail directly to the address below:
 
Shelbyville High School
Project Graduation—Cole Harrison
P.O. Box 325
Shelbyville, TX  75973 
 
We will recognize all businesses and individuals that contribute to this event in area publications.  If you have any questions, please call me at (936) 598-7323 or Debbie Gilchrist at (936) 598-2641.  We would appreciate donations by Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
 
Thank you for your support of the students of Shelbyville High School.  We appreciate our community and Shelby County for always providing!
 

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Stanley Burgay Bass Tournament


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Produce Drop in Center


 

Produce Drop this Morning at the old CVS Pharmacy Parking lot in Center Texas starting about 9 am.

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Piney Wood Photographic Society Next Meeting


 

The Piney Woods Photographic Society is meant for camera enthusiasts of all skills and interests. Our goal is to help you become a better photographer and give you a place to meet others who share your passion for photography. We try to create programs and activities with information and instruction for all skill levels in an environment of support and cooperation.
Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings with or without a member.
 
The next monthly meeting will be Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church, on Porter St. in Center, TX. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  The workshop will be "Pet Photography" and the monthly Challenge will be photographs submitted depicting "Window Light"
 
The PWPS held its regular monthly meeting this past Saturday.  There was a really good workshop taught by Janet Hughes, on Lightroom Tips and Tricks.  The monthly challenge consisted of photographs submitted by members with a theme of "Texture".  Some wonderful photographs were submitted and the winners are listed below.  Congratulations to all!

 

March 2017 Challenge Winners 
                                  
Theme: Texture
 
First Place 
Billie Jones
 
 
 
Second Place
John Piersol
 
 
 
Third Place
Lea Ann Robertson
 
 
 

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Take A Kid Fishing


 

The 39th Annual Take a Kid Fishing bream tournament has been set for Saturday, May 13th, at Huxley Bay Marina.  Entry forms will be out next week, so be sure to pick up your forms and preregister.  Center Broadcasting and The Shelby County Bass Anglers say thank you to all sponsors.  Stay tuned to CBC radio stations and cbc-radio.com for more information.
 

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Shelby County 4-H


 

 

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Butterfly Release


 

The Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center will be hosting our annual Butterfly Release on Thursday, April 13, 2017, in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month. This event will take place on the downtown square starting at 4:30 p.m. and is open to the community. The butterfly release is an opportunity for you to contribute your time to raising awareness of child abuse. You can also help the SCCAC in our efforts to prevent child abuse by educating yourself and others about child abuse. Together we CAN protect our children, stop abuse, and build a strong and prosperous future for our community.

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Presentation by David J. Peterson to take place next week


 

 
David J. Peterson, linguist, author and creator of the Dothraki language featured in HBO’s "Game of Thrones," will present a talk, “Conlangs: The art of language invention,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 142. The talk is free and open to the public and will be followed by an audience Q&A session.
 
Peterson began creating languages in 2000 and has created languages for television shows and movies, including "Game of Thrones," "Emerald City," "Defiance," "Star-Crossed," "The 100" and "Thor 2." He is the world’s first and only professional conlanger and is the go-to person in Hollywood when a new language is needed. He also has authored books “The Art of Language Invention” and “Living Langauge Dothraki.”
 
For more information, contact Dr. Jessie Sams, associate professor in SFA’s Department of English and Creative Writing, at (936) 468-2101 or samsj@sfasu.edu.

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Earth Day Celebration at SFA


 

 
SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture and SFA Gardens will host an Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center located at 2900 Raguet St.
 
The event, held in conjunction with the SFA Gardens Mast Arboretum spring plant sale, is a family-friendly gathering that aims to engage the community in the outdoors and sustainable living.

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This Week at the Fannie Brown Booth Library


 

 
Tues. March 21st, 2:00 pm - FOL books for the book sale. 
 
 
Thurs. March 23rd, 
 
10:30 am – Preschool Story Time 
 
2:00 pm - Color Me Calm (Just come and enjoy.  They provide all materials.)
 

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CLINE FAMILY MEDICINE PRESENTS 10TH ANNUAL HEALTH AND FITNESS FAIR


 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 10th Annual Health and Fitness Fair, presented by Cline Family Medicine, Thursday, March 30 at the Windham Civic Center from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.   Gold Sponsor, Nacogdoches Medical Center, helped in making the event a success.
 
A Scavenger Hunt will be held again with two random drawings for the chance to win a 32” Flat Screen TV and a FitBit.  Attendees and vendors are invited to participate in finding items throughout the fair.
 
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be on site with a blood mobile taking donations, to sign up to donate please contact Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682.
 
The fair will host break out session speakers from, CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial, Dr. Chris Cantu, “Chiropractic Medicine” and LeAnne Anderson, “Diabetes Care” at 10:30 a.m. and Casey Lout, Affinity Hospice, topic “Hospice Care” at 1:30 p.m. 
 
 
The fair is free to the public featuring 30 vendors with give aways and door prizes.    Vendors will be providing health screenings which include glucose, cholesterol, spinal screenings, heart awareness, bone density and vision. Information will be provided on home health, nursing homes, hospice, nutrition, allergy treatments, diabetes and caregiver relief.  
 
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682, email info@shelbycountychamber.com or www.shelbycountychamber.com.
 

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Grant Program to Assist Veterans with Mental Health Support


 

 
AUSTIN  The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has announced it will award up to $10 million in grant funds to 20 community collaboratives located across the state to assist Texas veterans and their families struggling with mental health issues.
 
These grant funds, awarded as part of HHSC's Texas Veterans + Family Alliance grant program, are intended to improve the quality of life of Texas veterans and their families by supporting local Texas communities across the state to expand the availability of, increase access to, and enhance the delivery of mental health treatment and services.
 
The program was established by Sen. Jane Nelson's Senate Bill 55, which provides $20 million in state funds over the 2016-2017 biennium to be matched with local and private funds by grantees demonstrating commitment to addressing mental health needs of veterans and families living in their communities. 
 
"As the daughter of a World War II veteran, I am a big believer in this program because it brings the state, local organizations, and the private sector together to meet the specific needs of veterans in their communities. These grant projects are going to make it easier for veterans and their families to access the mental health services they need," Sen. Nelson said.
 
Projecting to serve more than 10,000 veterans and family members in total with grant-supported services, the following organizations have been selected as apparent awardees and will begin providing services pending execution of contracts:
 
 
 
Veterans and family members seeking assistance and services should contact the service provider directly.
 
For more information on accessing behavioral health services in Texas, please visit https://MentalHealthTX.org/
 
For more information on services for Texas veterans, families, and their survivors please visit https://veterans.portal.texas.gov/. For immediate assistance, please call 2-1-1 or (800) 252-VETS. 

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Panola College Rodeo


 

Panola College rodeo team was back in action this last weekend in College Station for the 8th of 10 regular season rodeos. It was a great weekend for rodeo action and Panola athletes took full advantage of the indoor arena to display some spectacular abilities.
 
Abby Phillips, a sophomore from Marshall, had a great weekend in the barrel racing. Abby and her horse Fame won 1st in the long go with a time of 16.01 seconds. The pair came back in the short go, to run a 16.04 for another 1st place finish. Abby dominated her event this weekend wining both goes and the average. Abby moved to second place in the Southern Region standings and improved her chances of qualifying for the CNFR in June. Jeffrey Collins, rodeo coach at Panola College, said a horse that can run with these horses in this region like that can run with any of the top horses in the world. Abby not only has a great shot at a national title for us here but has a great shot of making the NFR. Abby is a dedicated athlete who works very hard we will hear more about her in the near future.
 
Logan Cook , freshman in the ranch and land management program, had something to say in the Saddle bronc riding. Logan scored a 79 point ride on his first horse to win 1st place in the long go. The horse he rode was #12 Golden Ticket, the horse has won many titles in the pro rodeo world and was very rank and hard to ride. Cook came back in the short round with another 1st place win with a 76 point ride. Logan moved to second place in the Southern Region standings as did Abby and has almost secured himself a trip to CNFR. Logan is another young man we will hear a lot about in the near future.
 
The Team roping duo of Laramie and Colton Johnson, twins from Shreveport, where in fine form this weekend. The pair posted a first round time of 7.6 seconds. The time was fast enough for a 4th place finish in the long go. They came back to the short go and won another 4th place spot. The pair held on to 4th in the average as well. The season will come down to the last two rodeos, Laramie and Colton are in the 9th place spot, but have enough room to still qualify for the CNFR.
 
Steer Wrestler , Caleb Cogbill , had a great run in the long go posting a 5.4 second run good enough to place 6th in the long go. Caleb is a sophomore that will be graduating this year with a degree in Petroleum Technologies. Caleb plans to continue to rodeo while he also pursues a career in his field of studies. 
 
The combined efforts of each team for the weekend found the women’s team in 2nd place and the men’s team in 4th place. Both teams held their spot at 4th place overall in the region.  The rodeo team will participate again this weekend the 23-25 at Hillsboro, TX.  
 
 

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Chris Watlington and CHS Student Actors


 

 

 

Coming up this Thursday night at 6:30 pm at the Center High School Auditorium is the one act play Dark Road set after WWII it is about a convicted Nazi guard that is about to be executed. 

 

 

 

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Register Now for Shelby County 4-H Shooting Sports Project


 

 

Breaking clays, punching paper, and counting X's are all part of the 4-H Shelby County Shooting Sports project. Safety first - but lots of fun! The Shooting Sports project includes many options for 4-H members. You will learn safe gun handling skills, and sound fundamentals of shooting under the guidance of caring and knowledgeable adult volunteers.
 
4-H Shooting Sports is an educational program for youth ages 9 – 18 years, both male and female! It uses the skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders in obtaining knowledge and developing skills. Development of skills within the discipline of shooting and "life skills" is implicit in the program curriculum and explicitly stated for volunteers. It appeals to young people and volunteers from a wide range of urban and rural backgrounds. 4-H Shooting Sports promotes positive youth-adult interaction and peer leadership.
 
The focus of the Shelby County 4-H Shooting Sports program is the total development of the young person. The shooting sports and related natural resource activities are utilized as a vehicle for human growth and development. The shooting sports program attracts new audiences as well as enhances the traditional 4-H club program.
 
Want to join in the 4-H Shooting Sports fun?  Shotgun practice will kick-off beginning the week of March 27, 2017.  Contact Lane Dunn, County Extension Agent – Ag/NR at jldunn@ag.tamu.edu or Daphne Lovell at 936-598-7744 for participation information by March 23rd.
 

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BBQ Plate Fundraiser - UPDATED


 

 

 

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Weather Update


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lots of Sunshine will provide us with plenty of warmth the next several days with temperatures in the 80/60 range for the day and evenings.
 
- Thursday late afternoon will see winds from the South becoming blustery to announce our next cold front and rain for Friday and Saturday of amounts in the range of 1/2 to 3/4 inches. A lake wind advisory is likely to be issued. and...for high profile vehicles.
 
- Pollen has been in the extreme level and has dropped to the High level for Ash, Cedar, Oak, Grass, & Weeds.
   
- Flu is more regionalized here in Texas rather than widespread as it has been the last month. Still widespread for the Eastern 1/2 of the United States.
 
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Chicken Sandwich Fundraiser


 

The New Life Church is having a chicken sandwich plate fundraiser for a mission’s trips to Guatemala.
On Friday March 24th, 2017 at Center Chiropractic Dr. Shawn Riley.  Located on the corner of the Center Square. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, sandwich, chips, dessert and a bottle of water for $7.00 a plate. 
 

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Revival at Geneva Baptist Church


 

Geneva Baptist Church is having a revival March 24th – 26th with Evangelist Wallace Edgar.

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The Lasting Importance of Paper Documents


 

 

 

 

 

 

District Clerk Lori Oliver visited with TAGHS last week about the importance of preserving our old court documents some of which are older that the Historic Shelby County Court House.  Why is it important because paper copies last for hundreds of years and once they are gone they are gone forever.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life expectancy of Media Types:
 
Paper – 300 to 500 years
 
Microfilm – 50 to 100 years
 
Digital 2 to 10 years
 
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JOIN US FOR AN EGG-STRAVAGANZA AT MISSION DOLORES!


 

 
 
SAN AUGUSTINE, Texas — Staying in San Augustine for the Easter holiday? Come to Mission Dolores State Historic Site for an “Egg-stravaganza” on Saturday, April 15th!
 
We will be making cascarones, or confetti eggs, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Children can take the cascarones home to crack with family members on Easter Sunday!
 
“Although the concept of confetti eggs originated in Asia, they were widespread in Spain in the 1700s” said Brooke Bonorden, site educator/interpreter at Mission Dolores State Historic Site. “We hope you will join us for an afternoon of festive fun!”
 
Mission Dolores was a Spanish mission built in 1721 in what is now San Augustine County, just 20 miles west of the Texas-Louisiana border. The site tells an important history about the Native American experience with Texas’ earliest European settlers. Visitors can explore the site’s history at the museum, where interpretive displays tell the story of Mission Dolores. The property also has a campground, picnic area, and group pavilions.
 
Program designed for children ages 10 and under. Admission is free. 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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Lunch and Learn at Mission Dolores


 

 
 
SAN AUGUSTINE, Texas —  Grab your lunch and a friend and head down to Mission Dolores State Historic Site on Friday, April 7th at 12:00 p.m. for the monthly “Lunch and Learn” program! 
 
The program, “Cemeteries and Historic Preservation” will highlight the important role cemeteries play in preserving our history and heritage. As part of the tricentennial celebration celebrating the establishment of Mission Dolores in San Augustine, Mission Dolores State Historic Site will hold similar lunchtime programs once a month throughout 2017, covering a variety of topics related to East Texas history. 
 
“We are excited that Dr. Richard Hackney, President of the Historical Cemetery Society of Texas, will be a guest speaker for the program,” said Brooke Bonorden, site educator/interpreter at Mission Dolores State Historic Site. “As an East Texas native, Dr. Hackney is especially knowledgeable about cemeteries in our area. We hope you will join us for this great 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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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 March, 2017 at 5:30 pm at the City Hall, 456 Jacob Street, Timpson, Texas, at which time the following subjects will be considered, to-wit:  
  
  

  

1.    Call to Order:

 

2. Invocation:

 

3. Pledge: United States Pledge, Texas Pledge            

 

4. Chamber of Commerce:  Presented by Paul Smith.

 

5. Council Items:   Reports by the members of the City Council on matters not on the agenda will be made at this time.  A total, not to exceed 10 minutes will be devoted to these reports.

 

6. Presentations & Recognition:   The City would like to thank Tommy Sparks for

            31 years of dedicated service.

   

7. Citizens Input:  This time is provided for members of the public to address the City Council on items that appear within the Consent and Action Items or a matter not listed on the agenda. Each speaker is limited to 3 minutes.  A Citizens Input Form may be filled out and filed with the City Secretary prior to the meeting.

   

8.  Agenda Item:  Consider approval of the FY 2015-2016 AUDIT presented by Frank Campos.

     

     9.          Department Reports:

                            

          A.    Public Works Report:  Larry Burns

 

          B.    Police Department Report: Kent Graham

 

          C.    Municipal Court Report:  For the month of February 2017, there were 87 citations issued, 95 violations, 0 to juveniles and 3 to minors.  Total amount reported $20,135.98 the City’s portion a 55% estimate of $11,074.79.   In addition, $1397 will be paid to Linebarger for their fees we collected in the month of February.

 

          D.   City Secretary:  Leslie Leathers reporting there will be a trash dumpster on April 1st beside City Hall on Railroad Ave from 6 am - noon or until capacity is reached.  The recycle roll off box will be here for aluminum, paper and plastic only April 1st – 7th on the Plaza.  Also, the City will have an appreciation dinner for the Timpson Volunteer Fire Department on March 25th at 5:00pm at the Foxxhole.

 

Judge James Bogue’s yearly contract will be up April 1, 2017 but we will continue on a month by month basis as agreed to by Council last year.  He is still going to his Judge’s class and everything he needs is up to date.

The loan agreement with Texas State Bank to borrow against the 2 CD’s has been completed and signed by Mayor Smith and Mayor Pro Tem Allen.

 

          E.  Election Info:  There were 5 completed candidate packets submitted for the General Election on May 6th.  Incumbents Kyle Allen, Janell Baker and George Grace, Charleston Johnson and Tiffany Collins are the candidates for the three seats on the City Council.  They will begin their new terms in May of 2017.   A drawing was held on February 27th for the placement on the ballot.  Tiffany Curtis will be listed 1st, George Grace 2nd, Kyle Allen 3rd, Janell Baker 4th and Charleston Johnson 5th. 

 

             IMPORTANT DATES:

                  

*Early Voting begins April 24th at City Hall and ends May 2nd; weekdays only *April 24th and May 2nd are extended hours – 7am – 7pm other days are 8am-5pm *April 6th - the last day to register to vote or make a change of address in order to be able to vote in the May 6th Election. *April 25th - the last day to apply for ballots to be voted by mail.*May 6th --ELECTION DAY-- 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Timpson ISD Gym foyer.

 

     9.          Consent Agenda:  Items included under the Consent Agenda require little or no deliberation by the Council.  Approval of the Consent Agenda authorizes the City Secretary to proceed with the conclusion of each item as reflected in the Minutes of this meeting.

 

A.  Consider approval of the minutes of the regular meeting held on February 21, 2017

 

B.  Consider approval of the minutes of the special meeting held on March 7, 2017

 

C.  Consider approval of Financial Statements for the month of February 2017

 

D.  Consider approval of Accounts Payable – Paid bills for February, 2017

 

E.   Approve Resolution 03212017-1 (387) Waiver in Lieu of Taxes for Timpson Housing Authority.

 

E.  Approval of the TVFD Officers elected on March 14, 2017.  Fire Chief-Patrick Hendrick, Assistant Chief-Tuffy Green, Treasurer-Pete Andrews, Secretary-Talitha Green, Training Officers-Brock Strong and Corey Green and Captains-Frank Chimney, Marty Mikesh, Andy Terry and Greg Hailey.

 

F.  The Community Wide Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be on April 15, 2017 from     11:30am-1:30pm at SoSo Park.  Previously this was an Eastern Star event, however, this year it will be sponsored by the First Baptist Church in Timpson.  Hot dogs will be served at 11:30 followed by the Easter egg hunt.  Everyone is encouraged to come out, bring the kids and enjoy the festivities.  If you would like to donate money, candy filled eggs or hot dog supplies, contact Bro. W Dee Daniel at 936-254-2220.

 

G.  Ratify emergency expenditure for the hydrant repairs at 620 Houston St. to Hydra Tec Services for $2,034.46.  This was a leaking hydrant and it is suspected that it was broken by someone trying to steal water.  The Timpson PD has been notified and they will be checking this hydrant routinely for signs of theft.

 

REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS (10 –15)

 

     10.        Discuss and possibly take action:  Request for Bids or renew contract on the mowing for the Parks, RR row, and other city property currently on contract with Gareth Yoder for $23,860 per year paid monthly $1,988.33.

 

     11.       Discuss and possibly take action:  Update the Community Building Rental Agreement.

 

     12.       Discuss and possibly take action:  Add Mayor Pro Tem Kyle Allen and City    Secretary Leslie Leathers to the lockbox authorization at Austin Bank and remove the previous Mayor Pro Tem, Ronnie Wolfe.

 

     13.       Discuss and possibly take action:  Pay off Loan 2813009433 at Austin Bank.  This is the note for the land and the old Cobb building.  In the motion include what account to use for the payoff.

                            

     14.       Discuss and possibly take action:  Police Officer Michelle Ashworth evaluation from Chief Kent Graham and discussion of pay increase from $16.50 to $17.00.  When   Michelle was hired it stated that after 120 days (April 2, 2017) she would be evaluated and possibly receive a raise.

                

     15.       Adjourn:

 

    

    
 
    
 

 

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Preservation of Shelby County District Clerk Records


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Would you like to see and touch records made by and about your ancestors since the late 1800’s Shelby County officials are making it possible for the citizens and taxpayers to do just that!  
 
On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, Shelby County District Clerk, Lori Oliver, spoke to the Timpson Area Genealogy and Heritage Society about the efforts currently in progress to preserve the paper records entrusted to the Shelby County District Clerk’s office. These records include such case files as lawsuits, divorce, adoptions and cases involving juveniles.
 
When the Texas Constitution was written, the founding fathers stipulated that each county would have a district clerk.  The clerk shall, by government code, maintain and arrange the records relating to and lawfully deposited in the clerk’s office.  Ms. Oliver and her staff take this charge seriously and are working diligently toward that end.  
 
Most early county records were lost when the Shelby County Courthouse burned on June 2, 1882.  The oldest surviving record found to date is dated 1883.  Past efforts to preserve records have included microfilming and digitizing through a scanning process.  These efforts, however, do nothing to preserve the original paper records, which are disintegrating into dust as time passes. The rapidly deteriorating condition of the records prompted action to remediate the problem. County officials began looking at new technology and best practice for preserving them.  Paper records are estimated to last 300-500 years.  Microfilmed records are estimated to last 50-100 years.  With rapid changes in technology and the resultant incompatibility between old and new technology, digital records are estimated to be useable for 2-10 years. Based on these statistic, it has been determined that preserving the original paper record is the best preservation approach.
 
Funding is a big issue on what will be a long and costly project, but one that must be done. Preservation efforts are moving forward in $12000 to $15000 expenditures as funding becomes available.  Ms. Oliver stated that it is doubtful that the project will be completed in her tenure in the office of District Clerk and maybe not even in her lifetime.  
 
In 2009 the Texas State Legislature passed HB 3637 which assesses a $10 filing fee on all civil filings in the District Clerk’s office. Money collected from these filing fees is designated for records preservation.  Using income from the $10 filing fees, and with the support of the County Commissioners and a generous $50,000 transfer by Shelby County Clerk, Jennifer Fountain, from the County Clerk’s records preservation fund to the District Clerk’s records preservation fund. the efforts have begun.  
 
Kofile, Inc, the oldest and most experienced private conservation laboratory was hired and authorized to begin the preservation.  The initial investment authorized by the District Clerk was not to exceed $12,000.  Skilled conservators from Kofile carefully collected and processed the first batch of records through deacidification, which includes unfolding the records, cleaning them of dust, tape, etc, enhancing the clarity of the writing/typing and encapsulating each record in archival sleeves.  This process is projected to protect and extend the life of the original records for up to 300 years.  The processed records are returned to the county in attractive fire and weather resistant binders for viewing by the citizens of Shelby County and other interested parties.  A digital copy of each case file is provided by Kofile, Inc. Shelby County citizens and other researchers have the option of viewing the digital file or the bound file.  
 
In April 2015, the government mandated that the District Clerk accept only electronically filed cases.  In situations where e-filing is not practical and will impede action necessary to address an emergency situation, the office will accept original document filing.
 
The e-filing mandate requires that attorneys file cases through a secure online portal.  It was quickly determined that Judges and attorneys need access to these electronic files. With the expansion of access, however, confidentiality and privacy became issues.  To address this problem, State Representative, Travis Clardy, has introduced a bill in the Texas Legislature to protect those records that must be kept confidential.  These would include cases involving juveniles, adoptions and cases sealed by the courts.
 

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Texas House Passes Resolution Honoring Baileys


Last week representative Chris Paddie lead the motion to honor the recently passed Terry and Pam Bailey.  He had this to say: 

 

"One of the greatest honors I have, as a State Representative, is to author and pass memorial resolutions in memory of constituents. Some are harder than others and this week was one of those difficult and emotional ones. This week my colleagues stood with me, as we passed HR788 honoring the lives of Terry & Pam Bailey of Center. These folks were family and dear friends. We will forever miss them. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with their wonderful family."

 

 

 

 

 

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VFW Honors WWII Veteran


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
On Thursday, March 16th, members of Shelby County Memorial Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary visited with US Marine Crops World
War II Veteran Ford S. Brown, Sr.  Mr. Ford who will turn 100 years old in
September recalled his service during the invasion of Okinawa in April 1945.
The battle of Okinawa was the bloodiest and last battle in the Pacific.  He
and his wife Iva Nell will also celebrate their 79th Wedding Anniversary on
June 28th.  Mr. Ford was presented with a World War II baseball cap, a
framed certificate of appreciation for his service and a complimentary
membership in the VFW.  On hand with Mr. Ford and wife were their two
daughters, Sylvia Hearn and Cynthia Perez, County Veteran Service Officer
Sherry Riley, Auxiliary member Mary Fausett and Post Service Officer John
Piersol, Post Chaplain Cynthia Islas, Past Post Commander Mike Langford and
his three grandchildren and Post Quartermaster Larry Hume.
 
 

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Joaquin City Council Meeting


 

The City Council of Joaquin will meet in regular session Tuesday, March 21, 2017
6:30 p.m. at The Joaquin City Hall located at 124 North Preston, Joaquin, Texas.
 
ORDER OF BUSINESS
 
 
Call to order, establish quorum & welcome guest.  Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance. Open Forum. Council approval of the previous month’s minutes.
 
Monthly Reports:
 
City Secretary
 
Utility Billing Manager
 
Public Works Manager
 
Water Department
 
Fire Department
 
Discussion & Council Action on Payment of Bills.
 
Discussion & Council Action on possible agreement with 31 Energy.
 
Discussion & Council Action on use of Hotel/Motel Tax funds to sponsor Heritage Festival.
 
Discussion & Council Action on sponsorship for refreshments for Elementary Students (Heritage Festival).
 
Discussion & Council Action on selection of 12 hour days for early voting- April 26th and 27th (Sec. 85.005(d)).
 
Discussion & Council Action on acceptance of certification of unopposed candidate (Special Election).
 
Discussion & Council Action on Ordering Cancellation of  Special Election- May 6, 2017
Adjournment.  

 

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FINAL TRAFFIC PATTERNS SEEN ON US 59 IN NACOGDOCHES


 

Motorists will see delays for the next two to three weeks as contactors prepare to place the final hot mix surface on US 59 at SL 224 in Nacogdoches. Both northbound and southbound traffic will be affected and intermittent lane closures can be expected. Once the final surface is placed and stripe applied, major construction on this project will be complete.
 
Southbound lanes of US 59 have also seen final traffic pattern changes as the inside lane of BU 59 now merges with outbound traffic just south of SL 224. Motorists exiting SL 224 onto US 59 SB no longer have a yield sign. The US 59 SB ramp now has a dedicated lane of travel that requires no yield. Directional signage is in place making motorists aware of the changes. Motorists are urged to stay alert until this final traffic pattern becomes familiar.
 
Northbound lanes of US 59 are being milled for the final surface and motorists are experiencing delays and lane closures traveling into Nacogdoches. Following the milling process, contractors will apply a sealcoat and then the final layer of hot mix to complete the new surface on both north and southbound lanes.
 
Motorists are urged to plan for delays or take alternate routes around the construction. Recommended routes include FM 2782 or SH 7. Old Lufkin Road is not a recommended route of travel.
 
Webber, contractor for the $14 million construction project, will complete the road work in two to three weeks, weather permitting. They will then be working on minor items and clean up throughout the project. All work is subject to change in inclement weather. Visit drivetexas.org for a complete list of closures and projects throughout the state.
 
For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395.

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US Forest Service Hold Public Meetings


 

 
 
The US Forest Service will be hosting several public meetings on the Future Forest
Planning.  The meetings are open to the public and anyone that has an interest in
leasing, drilling and producing on the National Forest and Grasslands in Texas should
make plans to attend.
 
For more information please contact the US Forest Service at (936) 639-8586

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City of Joaquin Notice of Candidates for Election


 

These are our candidates for election and their positions on the ballot..
 
Mayor Bill Baker (I)
Pat Gray
 
Two At large City Council Positions:
 
Joseph Long (I)
Cathy Atkinson
LeeVern Stotts Gilliam
Mike Cummings Jr.

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Nacogdoches JC Penny's Location is Closing along with 137 other stores


 

JC Penny's is closing 138 different stores one of which will be the Nacogodoches Mall Location. 

 

For a complete list of stores click here: http://www.jcpnewsroom.com/news-releases/2017/assets/0317_list_of_store_closures.pdf

 

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) announced it is implementing a plan to optimize its national retail operations as part of the Company’s successful return to profitability. Under the plan, the Company expects to close two distribution facilities and approximately 130 - 140 stores over the next few months. These strategic decisions will help align the Company’s brick-and-mortar presence with its omnichannel network, thereby redirecting capital resources to invest in locations and initiatives that offer the greatest revenue potential.
 
“In 2016, we achieved our $1 billion EBITDA target and delivered a net profit for the first time since 2010; however, we believe we must take aggressive action to better align our retail operations for sustainable growth. During the year, it became evident the stores that could fully execute the Company’s growth initiatives of beauty, home refresh and special sizes generated significantly higher sales, and a more vibrant in-store shopping environment,” said Marvin R. Ellison, chairman and chief executive officer of JCPenney. “We believe the relevance of our brick and mortar portfolio will be driven by the implementation of these initiatives consistently to a larger percent of our stores. Therefore, our decision to close stores will allow us to raise the overall brand standard of the Company and allocate capital more efficiently.”
 
“We understand that closing stores will impact the lives of many hard working associates, which is why we have decided to initiate a voluntary early retirement program for approximately 6,000 eligible associates. By coordinating the timing of these two events, we can expect to see a net increase in hiring as the number of full-time associates expected to take advantage of the early retirement incentive will far exceed the number of full-time positions affected by the store closures,” added Ellison.
 
“We believe closing stores will also allow us to adjust our business to effectively compete against the growing threat of online retailers. Maintaining a large store base gives us a competitive advantage in the evolving retail landscape since our physical stores are a destination for personalized beauty offerings, a broad array of special sizes, affordable private brands and quality home goods and services. It is essential to retain those locations that present the best expression of the JCPenney brand and function as a seamless extension of the omnichannel experience through online order fulfillment, same-day pick up, exchanges and returns,” said Ellison.
 
“While many pure play e-commerce companies are experiencing dramatically increasing fulfillment costs, we are pleased with the double digit growth of jcpenney.com and how leveraging our brick and mortar locations is enabling us to offset the last-mile delivery cost. We believe the future winners in retail will be the companies that can create a frictionless interaction between stores and e-commerce, while leveraging physical locations to minimize the growing operational costs of delivery. In fact, in 2016 approximately 75% of all online orders touched a physical store. Even with a reduced store count, JCPenney is competitively positioned to deliver a differentiated department store model that meets the expectations of a digital world with an inspiring, tangible shopping environment,” Ellison added.
 
As a result of the store actions, JCPenney will close a distribution center located in Lakeland, Fla. in early June, at which time operations will transfer to the Company’s logistics facility in Atlanta as part of a strategic effort to streamline store support services. The Company also is in the process of selling its supply chain facility in Buena Park, Calif. in an effort to monetize a lucrative real estate asset.
 
Associates who will be impacted by the store and distribution center closures will receive separation benefits, which includes assistance identifying other employment opportunities and outplacement services such as resume writing and interview preparation.
 
Eligibility for the Voluntary Early Retirement Program (VERP) will generally include home office, stores and supply chain personnel who met certain criteria related to age and years of service as of Jan. 31. Approximately 6,000 associates are eligible for the program. Current costs and future savings will be based on the number of associates who accept on or before March 17 when the consideration period expires. The Company’s qualified pension plan will remain in a well-funded status post VERP. No cash contributions to the pension plan are anticipated for the foreseeable future. Charges related to the VERP, of which the vast majority will be non-cash, will be reported in the Company’s first quarter fiscal 2017 results.
 
FINANCIAL IMPACT
The total store closures represent approximately 13 - 14 % of the Company’s current store portfolio, less than 5% of total annual sales, less than 2% of EBITDA and 0% of net income. The stores identified for closure either require significant capital to achieve the Company’s new brand standard or are minimally cash flow positive today relative to the Company’s overall consolidated average. Comparable sales performance for the closing stores was significantly below the remaining store base and these stores operate at a much higher expense rate given the lack of productivity. Once cycled, these closures are expected to be net income neutral.
 
The annual cost savings resulting from these strategic decisions, primarily occupancy, payroll, home office support, corporate administration and other store-related expenses, are estimated at approximately $200 million. During the first half of 2017, the Company expects to record an estimated pre-tax charge of approximately $225 million, primarily lease termination obligation expenses, non-cash asset impairments and transition costs, in connection with this initiative.
 
The Company plans to release a full list of planned closures in mid-March pending notification of all affected personnel. Nearly all impacted stores are expected to close in the second quarter of 2017.
 
“I have a deep appreciation and respect for our associates who are on the front lines working tirelessly to serve our customers every day. Closing a store is never an easy decision, especially given the local impact on valued employees and our most loyal shoppers,” said Ellison. “While any actions that reduce or exclude our presence in communities across the country is always difficult, it is essential that JCPenney continues to evolve in order to achieve long-term growth and profitability and deliver on shareholder value.”
 

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Sanderson Farms will bring 1,700 Jobs to East Texas


 

 

 

 

 

 

Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) announced that sites located in Smith and Wood Counties, Texas, have been tentatively selected for construction of a new feed mill, hatchery, poultry processing plant and waste water treatment facility, subject to the contingencies discussed below. These facilities will comprise a state-of-the-art poultry complex with the capacity to process 1.25 million birds per week for retail chill pack customers. At full capacity, the complex will employ approximately 1,700 people, will require 80 contract growers, and will be equipped to process and sell approximately 375 million pounds of dressed poultry meat annually at full production.
 
Sanderson Farms expects to invest approximately $200 million in the new Texas complex and anticipates that associated contract growers will invest an additional $135 million in poultry production facilities. The Company expects to begin construction of the facilities during summer 2017, with initial operations of the new complex to begin during the first fiscal quarter of 2019.
 
Commencement of construction of the new complex is subject to completion of tax abatement and incentive agreements with public subdivisions and the state of Texas and obtaining final required permits from appropriate agencies.
 
According to Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Sanderson Farms, Inc., the selection of these sites followed a thorough due diligence process. "We are grateful for the cooperation from the economic development and governmental officials in Tyler, Mineola and Lindale, Texas; Wood and Smith Counties; and the State of Texas," said Sanderson. "We believe this expansion will enhance our ability to drive revenues and earnings and allow us to continue our record of building long-term value for our shareholders. The additional capacity of 1.25 million birds per week represented by the new complex will provide new marketing opportunities for the Company for retail grocery customers. We are pleased that our recent financial performance has put us in a position to continue to grow our Company."
 
Sanderson Farms, Inc. is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh, frozen and minimally prepared chicken. Its shares trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SAFM.
 
Source: Sanderson Farms

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History of St. Patrick's Day


 

 

 

 

Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
 
Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.  Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, cèilidhs, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians also attend church services and historically the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted for the day, which encouraged and propagated the holiday's tradition of alcohol consumption.
 
Saint Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador (for provincial government employees), and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world, especially in Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand. Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival. Modern celebrations have been greatly influenced by those of the Irish diaspora, particularly those that developed in North America. In recent years, there has been criticism of Saint Patrick's Day celebrations for having become too commercialised and for fostering negative stereotypes of the Irish.
 
 
 
 

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City of Center Awards Ceremony Pictures


 

 

 

 

 

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San Augustine Chamber News Letter


 

There was a well-attended meeting at the Log Cabin
(Chamber of Commerce Building) last week, for those interested as serving
as a *volunteer for the Red Cross*, to make a positive difference preparing
for and responding to disasters, including hurricanes, floods, tornadoes,
house fires, and any other type of disaster.  If you missed the meeting and
have questions please call Scott Brawley 936-238-3328 or Tressie Simon
936-275-2707 or 713-502-5544.
 
 
We are having a *Blood Drive at the Chamber tomorrow, 3/17* with fabulous
free t-shirts, juice and cookies.  [image: Inline image 3]*Please come and
show your support! * The Blood Donation vehicle will be at the Log Cabin
from 11 to 2:30.
 
 
Also tomorrow, *Shelby Savings Bank celebrates the Grand Opening of their
new ATM [image: Inline image 11]in Chireno* at Hwy 21 and FM 95 - they will
be doing *on site demos* of how to deposit checks and enjoy other
functionality, AND *handing out hot dogs *from 11 to 2, so it's your *lucky
free lunch Friday! 
 
 
*Mission Dolores* is wrapping up their 'Staycation' week for the kiddos with*
Music Making and Spear Throwing events on Friday and Saturday, *respectively,
from 1 to 3 pm.  There will also be another informative* Lunch 'n Learn *next
Friday, 3/24, celebrating *Women of the Republic of Texas.  *They've got a
lot of exciting things happening in April also, including a L&L on Historic
Cemeteries and a fun Easter Egg event for the little ones.
 
 
Next week there will be a Veteran's Rural Outreach
event at SA First United Methodist Church sponsored by the Burke Center -
for questions contact Jeff Headrick, MVPN Volunteer Coordinator at
(936)225-2887  or  jeffrey.headrick@myburke.org  *10 am Veteran's Rural
Outreach event at SA First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, March 21,
2017.*
 
 
 
*Our next Membership Meeting is next Tuesday, March 21, with guest speaker
Dr. Philip Reynolds and business of the Month - San Augustine Main Street.
 *
 
 
 
The *National Forests and Grasslands in Texas* (NFGT) are initiating
their
Forest Plan Revision*. They say, "Forest Plans are the overarching documents that
guide all management decisions and activities on lands managed by the
United States Forest Service.  You don't need a degree in forestry or
resource management to be involved. *We want you involved and we value your
opinions!* The NFGT will be hosting six meetings between March 20thand
April 6th 2017 in communities near the National Forest and Grassland units.
During this first round of public meetings, we will be asking for your
thoughts on issues or concerns you may have about the forests and
grasslands as well as existing management that you would like to see
carried forward through plan revision. Please bring your past
experiences from the forests and grasslands to share with the group and
think about how you would like to see the National Forests and Grasslands
in Texas managed over the next 10-20 years."  This will be very important
as items to be discussed include how to use our forest lands, including
whether or not oil and gas drilling / revenues are allowed.  Forest lands
are a wonderful resource but often do not contribute to the tax base of
their home counties.  Come have your opinion count and your voice
heard.  
 
*March 22, 6-8 pm, the Log Cabin, *611 W Columbia St., San Augustine, TX  
 
 
Next weekend we have the San Augustine County 4-H
Livestock Show and Chili Cook-off, always a good time and great way to
support the kids!
 
 
There is a *Stone Fort Museum Lunch & Learn* coming up on March 30 with
local author Gary Pinkerton, who wrote the book *Trammel’s Trace: The First
Road to Texas from the North* to tell the story of the early road from
Arkansas to Texas.  This  event is part of the spring Culinary Café events
on campus. The Café is run by the Hospitality program at SFA and the
luncheon menu will be Latin themed. There is a cost for the lunch of
$10.00. Gary will give a presentation on Trammel’s Trace and will stick
around to sell books and talk about this old road.  Lunch tickets must be
purchased in advance – call 936-468-2408 

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Breakfast Fundraiser


 

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Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Course Coming to Center


 

 

Heritage Baptist Church would like to announce the upcoming Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University course.  This is a nine-week course where you will learn to pay off debt overcome your fear of budgeting, and create a savings plan to replace retirement worries with peace.  The class is free to attend but it is recommended that you purchase the course packet.  The Course will be held at Sassy Red’s Bakery, 1000 Tenaha St. in Center, Texas starting on Monday March 21st at 7:00 p.m.  For more information contact Pastor Roy Davis at 936-332-0310 or 936-598-8418.

 

 

Video: Pastor Roy Davis talks about course

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James Community Center Meeting


 

The James/Antioch Community Center will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday March 18th at 6:30 pm.  Following a short meeting a pot-luck supper will be enjoyed and games will be played.  Everyone from the community is invited to attend.  Bring a favorite covered dish and join in.  For more information call Donna Partlow at 591-1562.

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Cost of Texas Health Care


 

The cost of health care in Texas is rising faster than both the general inflation rate and the growth of the states population. In fiscal 2015, Texas state government spent $42.9 billion on health care services, or 43.1 percent of all its appropriations from state, federal and other sources.
 
The March issue of "Fiscal Notes" looks at a recent report issued by the Texas Comptrollers office, "Texas Health Care Spending Report: Fiscal 2015", which examines and quantifies health care spending by 68 state agencies and higher education institutions in a recent five-year period.
 
Emerging technologies, demographics and the growth of our great state will ensure the demand for health care services continues to increase even while the cost of these services is on the rise, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. The question for policymakers is how to contain these costs.
 
In this issue, the Comptrollers office also examines the potential for greater trade with Cuba, the communist nation that has been subject to a U.S. trade embargo since 1962. Relaxing or even removing the embargo could open new markets for Texas, especially for our agricultural producers. Yet significant statutory and political obstacles remain in place.

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Booster Seat Safety


 

 
Unfortunately, seat belts do not come in one-size-fits-all. In fact, the seat belt that is designed to save an adult’s life in a crash does not fit a young child. And, the poor fit of the seat belt can actually cause serious injuries or even death during a crash. Many parents are under the impression that a child can be moved to the vehicle seat belt system when they have outgrown the weight limits of their child safety seat. Most conventional forward-facing child safety seats have a 5-point harness system that can be used until at least 40 pounds. However, most children weigh 40 pounds long before they are tall enough to fit in the vehicle lap/shoulder belt. 
 
Children do not fit well in the vehicle lap/shoulder belts that were designed for adults who are at least 4 feet 9 inches tall. Instead of fitting properly over the lower hips, the lap belt rides over the soft tissues of the abdomen and can cause severe injury or death. The shoulder portion of the belt hits the child’s neck or face instead of lying flat across the chest. This causes many children to place the shoulder belt behind their back, leaving them with no upper body protection. A booster seat ‘boosts’ the child up so the lap/shoulder belt will fit correctly and provide protection in a crash.
 
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent, Jheri-Lynn McSwain, Shelby County, reminds parents that correctly using a booster seat can protect a child from being thrown around the vehicle or being totally ejected in a crash. In a crash, children who are incorrectly restrained by a lap/shoulder belt are likely to sustain serious injuries to internal organs, as well as the head and spinal cord. In fact, these abdominal and spinal injuries are medically referred to as “Seat Belt Syndrome.”  
 
Motor vehicle crashes continue to be one of the leading causes of death and injury for children 14 and under. Car seats, including boosters, have been proven to be effective in preventing injuries and deaths and studies show that booster seats can reduce the risk of injury by 59 percent. But children in this age group are the least likely to be properly restrained. Surveys conducted during 2016 by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute found that only 31.8% of 5-9 year olds in Texas were correctly restrained. In Texas fatalities in the 5-9 year old age group are nearly twice as high as the national rate.
 
The law in Texas requires children under 8 years old, unless taller than 4 feet 9 inches, to be in a child restraint system according to the manufacturer’s instructions. According to the law, an 8 year old can legally ride in the seat belt, but only a small percentage of 8 year olds are 4 feet 9 inches tall. While not every child who is 4 feet 9 inches will fit the seat belt — due to some children being longer in the torso and some children having longer legs — the average child reaches 4 feet 9 inches at age 11! Best practice is to keep the child in a booster seat until the lap/shoulder belts fits, which is usually sometime between ages 8-12.
 
The injury rate and high costs associated with medical care and lost productivity for families is huge. Booster seats are an affordable solution for protecting children in the 4 to 8-plus age group. The cost of booster seats is low; generally between $15 to $40 for a basic booster seat.  Researchers estimate that a $30 booster seat generates nearly $2,000 in benefit to society from reduced health-care expenses. Booster seats offer a low-cost solution to a high-cost problem.
 
 
 
 
When is your child ready for the seat belt?
 
Take the Five Step Test
 
Does the child sit all the way back against the auto seat?
Do the child’s knees bend comfortably at the edge of the vehicle?
Does the belt cross the shoulder between the neck and arm?
Is the lap belt as low as possible, touching the thighs?
Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?
 
If you answered ‘no’ to any of these questions, your child needs a booster seat to make both
the shoulder belt and the lap belt fit right for the best crash protection. Your child will be more comfortable, too!
 
Call Jheri-Lynn McSwain, CEA-FCS at 936-598-7744 for a free child safety seat inspection, or visit http://buckleup.tamu.edu to find a certified child passenger safety technician in your area.
 

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Kosovo Memorial


 

 
18 years ago on March 24, 1999 NATO launched an air campaign called
Operation Allied Force to halt the humanitarian devastation that was then
unfolding in Kosovo.  The decision to intervene followed more than a year of
fighting within the province and the failure of international efforts to
resolve the conflict by diplomatic means.
 
NATO announced the suspension of the air campaign on June 10, 1999 once it
had concluded a military technical agreement with the federal republic of
Yugoslavia.
 
NATO casualties were light and the alliance suffered no fatalities as a
result of  combat operations.
 
Shelby County Memorial VFW Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will conduct a wreath
laying ceremony at the Veteran's Memorial on the grounds of the Historic
Courthouse in Center on Friday, March 24th at 10:00 a.m.  As always the
public is invited to honor their fellow Americans.
 

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Woodman Life Chapter 250 Meeting


 

Woodmen Life Chapter 250 will hold there monthly meeting on Monday, March 20th at 6:00 pm in the meeting room at Sombreros Mexican Grill & Cantina in Center. All members and anyone interested in finding out more about our organization is invited to attend. 

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Car Wash Fundraiser


 

MC. Daniel Lodge #74 and Ruth Chapter # 12 will have a Car Wash on March 18th starting at 9:00 am at Auto Zone and will have Turkey legs for sale also.  

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Blue Berry Festival in Nacogdoches


 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nacogdoches is gearing up to be the place to stay and play the second weekend in June. 
 
The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce and the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau are working to keep more people in Nacogdoches for more days around the established blueberry celebrations. The third Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park presented by Rex Perry Autoplex on Friday, June 9, and the 28th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Tipton Ford-Lincoln on Saturday, June 10. 
 
"We have two big events that draw people, but we want visitors to plan to stay for days and enjoy a full menu of activities that only Nacogdoches can offer," said Joanna Temple, Director of Sales Nacogdoches CVB. "In addition to recreation, restaurants and scenic sites, we would like for our local businesses to be creative and offer new events, workshops, demonstrations and other activities that draw vacationers."
 
One local company doing just that is G Patterson Photographic Studio & Gallery. Owner Greg Patterson will offer a workshop that attracts visiting shutterbugs with a passion for seeing more of the Oldest Town in Texas. "On Friday before the bluegrass concert, participants will meet at the downtown studio for The Olde Town Photo Walk. We will have a brief introduction, then move into a walking tour and visit several of the sites nearby," Patterson said. "It will be a time of sharing our exciting history and capturing the moment."
 
The new offerings will be set in a "menu" list on the CVB's newly designed site at www.visitNacogdoches.org. A link to the information will also be available on www.TexasBlueberryFestival.com. Registrations for free-to-attend events as well as purchases for activities that have tickets for sale can be made online. According to Temple those that browse the list "will have the opportunity to book their hotel rooms for multiple night stays."
 
The online list is in creation and will continue to build, but Temple expects a response now for advanced promotions. "Folks are making their summer vacation plans now, and we need to get these fun choices in front of them now," she said. "We want music lovers, nature lovers, crafters, history buffs, foodies or people that want to relax and enjoy time with friends and family looking and planning a perfect time in Nacogdoches."
 
Anyone interested in posting a stay and play in Nacogdoches idea  for the blueberry weekend should contact Temple at 936-560-7351 or email joanna@visitnacogdoches.org.
 

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TAGHS Meeting Today


 

 
Paper was developed almost 2000 years ago and most written records have been kept on it ever since. These written records can last many hundreds of years...or not.
 
As we all know, paper which is handled frequently deteriorates and little can be done to prevent the records on the paper eventually being lost. But not anymore. The Shelby County District Clerk's Office is doing something about it. District Clerk Lori Oliver will speak to the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society's March meeting about a new process her office is using to protect and stabilize the county's irreplaceable paper records. 
 
TAGHS invites the public to learn more about this project at their monthly meeting today, Wednesday, March 15, at 2PM in the meeting room of the Timpson Public Library, located on the corner of Austin and Bremond Streets in downtown Timpson.
 
If you haven't visited the Genealogy Room that is located in the Timpson Public Library, it offers a wide selection of materials for Shelby County genealogy researchers, as well as the use of computers with free online access to a number of genealogy research sites that require a subscription for access.   
 

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Shelby County Outreach is Seeking Donations


 

The Huxley Helping Hand Outreach Center is seeking canned meat donations this month if you would like to donate please contact them at 936-598-4990 or stop by their office in Center at 735 Shelbyville St. right past Tyson Foods chicken plant. 

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Barn Fire on FM 414 this Morning


 

At approximately 6:35 this morning the Center Fire Department responded to a barn fire on FM 414.  The fire was put out shortly after arrival.  More information as it becomes available.  

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Mayfair


 

The Shelbyville Lions Club is now taking booth applications for our 2nd Annual Shelbyville Antiques & Vintage Mayfair! The Mayfair will be held on Saturday May 6th from 10am - 5Pm. Booth cost is $35. Food and refreshments will be sold by the SLC. Facilities will be available. For questions or to request an application please email us at shelbyville.lions@yahoo.com. See you in May! 

 

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Timpson Masonic Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star Meetings


 

 
On Thursday March 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.  All Entered Apprentices, Fellow Craft, and Master Masons are encouraged to attend the meeting that begins at 7:30 p.m. The lodge is on Washington street, under the water tower.  
 
On Monday March 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. The meetings are held in the Timpson Lodge under the water tower on Washington Street.  Dale Eldredge Secretary Timpson Lodge #437  Timpson, Texas 75975  cell phone 832-236-9415

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SHELBY COUNTY WORLD WAR I CENTENNIAL


 

 
 
 
 
 
World War I, also known as the "Great War" and the "War to End All Wars" had
been raging in Europe for 21 months when the United States officially
declared War on Germany on April 6th, 2017.    When the fighting ended on
November 11th, 1918, 53,402 Americans had died in combat or were missing in
action.  There were also over 60,000 more deaths from other causes such as
accidents and disease.
 
 
 
Shelby County, Texas as in all wars before and since sent many of her
citizens into harm's way.  Unfortunately, there is no one place that you can
go for a complete list of those from our county that served our country
during World War I or any war for that matter.
 
 
 
Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary
are undertaking a journey of remembrance and discovery by identifying all
from Shelby County who served in World War I or those not a native but are
now buried here.  We believe that we currently have the names of all those
who were killed in action (17), died during service (15) or are still
missing in action (1).  We also have the names of 358 others who served and
of course have passed. 
 
 
 
As we undertake this project that will culminate on the 100th Anniversary
that ended the War, Veterans Day, November 11th, 2018 we are asking all
citizens that know of or have ancestors who served to contact us.  We may
already have their name but you may also have additional information and/or
photos, newspaper articles, etc. that we could add.  Please contact Post
Quartermaster Larry Hume at 936-598-2976, email: chief@chiefimaging.com

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Revival at Spann's Chapel


 

Spann's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church is having a revival March 27-29 at 7 pm each evening.  The church is located on HWY 96 South at CR 1015 between Center and San Augustine.

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Flat Fork Water Corporation Members meeting


 

Flat Fork Water Corporation Members meeting will be held on Thursday, March 23 at 6 p.m in the Redditt Room of the Fannie Brown Booth Library.

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Food Safety Training Class


 

 
Statistics indicate that foodborne illness continues to be a health issue in the United States.  Each year, 1 in 6 Americans will become sick, 128,000 will become hospitalized, and 3,000 will die due to a foodborne illness.  Under the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) jurisdiction each food establishment is required to have one certified food manager employed by that establishment. 
 
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Shelby County, is offering a 2-day professional food manager certification training course.  This program will be offered for $125 on April 26 and 28, 2017 at the active Shelby County Courthouse, 2nd floor community room beginning at 8:30 a.m. each day.  Cost includes training, materials, and a national food manager certification examination. The food manager’s certification will be valid anywhere in the state of Texas for five years.  
 
This program is designed to not only prepare foodservice managers to pass the certification examination; it will provide valuable education regarding the safe handling of food.  Almost 50 cents of every dollar Americans spend on food is spent on meals prepared away from home.  Therefore, careful attention to food safety will help keep customers safe and satisfied. 
 
Foodborne illnesses are estimated to cost thousands of dollars in lost wages, insurance, and medical bills.  With these statistics, knowledge of how to prevent foodborne illness is essential.  The benefits of improved food safety include:
 
Increased customer satisfaction
Improved relationships with health officials
Prevention of bad publicity and law suits due to foodborne illness
 
By attending the course, foodservice managers will learn about:
 
identifying potentially hazardous foods and common errors in food handling
preventing contamination and cross-contamination of food
teaching and encouraging personal hygiene for employees
complying with government regulations
maintaining clean utensils, equipment and surroundings
controlling pests 
 
Foodborne illnesses can be prevented by following simple food safety practices.  For more information about the Professional Food Manager Certification Training course of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, called “Food Safety: It’s Our Business,” call Jheri-Lynn McSwain, County Extension Agent at 936-598-7744 or jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu.
 

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Texas Legislature Trip is being planned


 

Leadership Shelby County chairman, Jason Locke, recently announced plans are underway for the Shelby County Day in Austin 2017 to be held April 5 & 6. The Texas Legislature recently convened for the 85th legislative session. 
 
Citizens of Shelby County are being asked to form a delegation to travel to Austin to the Texas State Capitol to learn about various issues and agencies as well as make any state government concerns known to lawmakers.
 
The Shelby County delegation will be recognized in the State Senate and in the House of Representatives.  
 
State Senator Robert Nichols and State Representative Chris Paddie will give briefings to the group.   At noon, the delegation will hear speakers on topics important to east Texas from state officials while visiting the Texas State Capitol. 
 
Please plan now to be a part of the delegation. To register, please call the Chamber office at 598-3682 

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95th Annual Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Celebration Dinner & Awards


 

Shelby County Chamber of Commerce President, Meg Camp, recently announced that the 95th Annual Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Celebration Dinner & Awards, presented by Farmers State Bank, will be held on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m. at the Windham Civic Center.   
 
During the awards dinner the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will present the Farm Family of the Year award, Young Citizen of the Year award and the Distinguished Service Award.    
 
Nominations are being solicited from residents of Shelby County for the Young Citizen of the Year and the Distinguished Service Award.  The Young Citizen of the Year was established in 1966 to recognize and encourage the young people in the area involved in community service.  To be eligible, the nominee must be at least 18 up to 39 years of age, a resident of Shelby County during at least six months of the year for which the award is given, and not a previous recipient.
 
The Distinguished Service award is presented to an individual who has shown faithful and outstanding service to the community over a number of years.  The selection criteria process for these awards include personal involvement that enriches the general welfare of our communities, participation in a wide variety of community activities, specific contributions to some area of the community, leadership, personal or business progress, ability to cooperate with individuals,  civic, religious or social organizations.  Candidates must be considered to be of integrity, sound character and generally well respected.
 
Written nominations including additional letters of support regarding the qualifications of the nominee should be sent to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, 100 Courthouse Square, A-101, Center, Texas 75935 by Friday, April 7.
 

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Health Fair


 

 
The Healthcare committee of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 10th Annual Health and Fitness Fair, Thursday, March 30 at the Windham Civic Center from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  The fair is free to the public featuring over 30 vendors with give aways and door prizes.  Cline Family Medicine is the presenting sponsor of this year’s event along with gold sponsor, Nacogdoches Medical Center.  Vendors will be providing health screenings which includes glucose, cholesterol, spinal screenings, heart awareness, bone density and vision. Information will be provided on home health, nursing homes, hospice, nutrition, allergy treatments, diabetes and caregiver relief.  
 
In addition, a mobile mammogram unit hosted by Trinity Mother Frances will be at the fair.  All mammogram appointments must be made prior to Friday, March 24 by calling Daphne at 936 598-7744.  There is a charge for the mammograms with most health insurance accepted. Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be on site with a blood mobile taking donations, to sign up to donate please contact Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682.
 
The fair will host break out session speakers from, CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial, Dr. Chris Cantu, “Chiropractic Medicine” and LeAnne Anderson, “Diabetes Care” at 10:30 a.m. and Casey Lout, Affinity Hospice, topic “Hospice Care” at 1:30 p.m. 
 
Dr. Chris Cantu has been with CHI St. Luke’s Heath Memorial Clinics since 2014. He has an office in San Augustine where he treats patients from newborn to elderly. He will be doing a presentation on “Chiropractic Care, what is pain is good for and how to get rid of it”.  
 
LeAnne Anderson, RDN, LD, CDE is a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified diabetes educator who specializes in healthy nutrition, diabetes, weight management, and heart disease.  A graduate of the University of Nebraska, LeAnne completed her clinical experience at Texas Woman’s University.  LeAnne  provides nutrition counseling at the Polk Education Center and the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at CHI St. Luke’s Health in Lufkin.  
 
Casey Lout, Director of Public Relations for Affinity Hospice in Center, will give a presentation on hospice care. The Center branch opened in the Summer of 2016 and provides service for all of Shelby County, as well as Sabine, Panola, San Augustine, and Nacogdoches Counties.  Silver sponsors for the event include Pine Grove Nursing Center, Gaddy’s Medical Equipment, Vision Source, Focused Care of Center, Holiday Nursing Center, East Texas Home Health and Hope Medical.
 

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Grill Fest


 

 
 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce announces that the Grill Fest sanctioned barbecue cook-off, presented by Farmers State Bank, will take place on April 8th on the grounds of the Windham Civic Center.  The Gold Sponsors are Tyson Foods and Roughrider Tire Service.  Entertainment is sponsored by the Windham Civic Center.
 
“Over $6,500 will be awarded in prize money to registered cook teams.  Cook teams may register and enter the contest with a $150 registration fee prior to March 25 or $200 after that date,” according to the Grill Fest Committee.  The barbecue cook-off is sanctioned by the Lone Star Barbecue Society. 
 
Prize money for the top three cook teams will be awarded in three categories – Pork Spare Ribs, Chicken and Brisket. First place is $1,000, second place $750 and third place $500. Trophies will be awarded for Grand Champion and Reserve Champion. Set-up, meat inspection and cooking will begin Friday afternoon, April 7. Cook teams may also take part in the Bean Cook-Off with a $10 entry fee and jackpot prize.
 
An entry wristband will be $10 with the public invited to sample tastings of barbecue at cook team stations.
 
In addition to the Chillin’ and Grillin’, there will be a Washer Pitching Tournament, sponsored by Shelby Savings Bank, a 42 Tournament and music.  
 
Registration forms and additional information is available at http://www.shelbycountychamber.com www.shelbycountychamber.com or at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office – 936-598-3682.  Questions may be emailed:info@shelbycountychamber.com 

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Center Airport to be Closed...


 

Starting May 18, the Center Municipal Airport will be closed to allow for a major lighting project. The airport is set to re-open for weekend use on June 18 and will completely re-open on August 18.  The City is the recipient of a $1.1 million award from TxDOT to complete the first phase of a Capital Improvement Program. This project will replace the old runway lighting with a Medium Intensity Runway Lighting (MIRL) and a PAPI-2 systems. The airport’s beacon will also be refurbished. The aircraft parking area by the fuel pumps will be excavated and replaced with 8 inches of concrete.  Finally, some minor drainage improvements will be completed. "Some of our airport users made considerable donations to this project,” explained Center Mayor David Chadwick. “Their generosity allowed the City to make its match to the State to get this project started, and the City extends our appreciation to them.”
 

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Golden Harvest Ministries Meeting


 

The Golden Harvest Ministries Club will meet Monday March 20th,. 2017  in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church at 11:30 AM.   The program will be presented by David Mathis, new Associate Pastor of Worship and Education at First Baptist Church.

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Free Veterans Legal Clinics


 

 

 
Shelby County Veterans Service Office would like to announce this months free legal clinic for Veterans. The clinic will be on held Tuesday March 21st from 10:00am-2:00pm.  The legal clinic is offered by Lone Star Legal Aid and is held from 10:00-2:00 every 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Historic Courthouse. 
 
Legal Services provided include:
⦁Veterans Benefits
⦁Bankruptcy
⦁Custody & Child Support
⦁Consumer Issues
⦁Divorce and Family Issues
⦁Education
⦁Employment
⦁Housing
⦁Medicare & Medicaid
 
 
For more information please contact the Veterans Service office @ 598-6530

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Panola College men's basketball team earns 15th seed in the National Tournament play Shelton State


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Carthage, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team has been awarded
the 15th seed in the NJCAA Division one national tournament. They will take
on the 18th seed, Shelton State Community College. Shelton State is from
Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The tournament features 24 teams.
 
 
The national tournament takes place in Hutchinson, Kansas and is played at
the Hutchinson Sports Arena. Tip off for the first round game is set for
2:00 PM on Monday, March 20th. All tournament games will be streamed live
in NJCAA TV on the NJCAA website, www.njcaa.org.

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Center HS Theatre Group to Perform "Dark Road"


 

 

 

 

 

 

The Center High School One Act Play, under the direction of Chris Watlington, is presenting a home show of "Dark Road" on Thursday, March 23, 2017 in the High School auditorium at 6:30pm.
 
"Dark Road" is set in the year after WWII. A convicted guard at an all women's concentration camp has an hour before she is executed and she grants an interview with a journalist. "Dark Road" reveals her motivation for doing what she does. The audience will also learn she is not too unlike the average person.
 
As an added treat, a curtain opener of a future show will be performed as well.
 
Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students. The show is approximately one hour long and is appropriate for ages 10 and up.
 
 
 
 

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Blue Berry Festival in Nacogdoches


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Texas Blueberry Festival kicks off Friday night with the Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park, from 6 to 10 p.m. June 9 at Festival Plaza in downtown Nacogdoches. Rex Perry Auto plex is sponsoring the family-friendly event that will feature four musical acts: The Purple Hulls, The Baker Family, The Blake Brothers and The Sabine River Bend Band.
 
The concert starts at 6 p.m. and features The Purple Hulls, identical twin sisters from Kilgore; The Baker Family, an award-winning band from Birch Tree, Missouri; The Blake Brothers, a high-energy bluegrass group from Shreveport; and The Sabine River Bend Band, a group of long-time Southeast Texas musicians who have been playing together since 2008.
The concert will also feature food vendors, including some local farmer's market favorites selling homemade items, as well as catfish, barbecue, snow cones, blueberry lemonade and lots of water. Organizers encourage attendees to bring blankets and lawn chairs. The event is family-friendly, so no coolers or alcohol will be allowed.
 
Parking will be available downtown.  However, some downtown streets will be closed due to the Blueberry Festival, so concert-goers are urged to visit: www.Facebook.com/bluegrassnac for parking instructions.  Parking with free shuttle service to the concert venue will be available at First Baptist Church, 411 North St.  Handicapped parking will be available behind Regions Bank, accessed via S. Mound St. to E. Pilar St.Van and RV parking will be at the Nacogdoches City Garage location at 114 W. Cox St.
 
Organizers are grateful for the enthusiastic partners that make the concert possible, especially Rex Perry Auto plex and the City of Nacogdoches.  The Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Tipton Ford continues Saturday with a full day of activities in downtown Nacogdoches, including a Blueberry pancake breakfast, competitions and more live entertainment. For more information, visit tbf.nacogdoches.org or call 936-560-5533.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Concert at the First Methodist Church in Shelbyville


 

 
The First United Methodist Church of Shelbyville Presents The Ford Sisters and Mike Burkhalter.  On March 17th, 2017 at 252 Farm to Market road 417 West in Shelbyville, TX.  There will be Finger Food & Fellowship starting at 6:00 pm. (Bring a finger dish) The Concert starts at 7:00 pm.  There will be an Open Mic for All!
 

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Wildfire Relief for Texas Fires Information


 

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Pickup the CHS school Paper at these locations


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Stop by the John C. Rogers Coffee Shop, Little Fox Marketplace or Sassy Red's in Center for your free copy of The Lariat, Center High School's student newspaper.  The Lariat is created entirely by students under the advisement of Sydney Brookshire. Students write content, edit copy, provide photos and design page layouts.  If your business would like to provide free student newspapers to clients and customers, please contact sydney.brookshire@centerisd.org
 

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Thompson Cemetery Working Update


 

The Cemetery working that was planned for March 18th at the Thompson Cemetery has been rescheduled to Saturday March 25th at 8:00 am due to the Committal Services of Dorothy Cartwright formally of the East Liberty Community.

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San Augustine Commissioners Court Meeting


 

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the above named Commissioners Court will be held on Tuesday, the 14th day of March 2017 at 9:00 o’clock A.M. in the Commissioners Court Room at 100 W. Columbia, Room 103, San Augustine, Texas, at which time the following will be discussed and appropriate action taken; pursuant to B.T.C.A. Government Code Chapter 51, Open Meetings Act, including all Sub-chapters and Sections.
 

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National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Update


 

 
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). NFIP works closely with many private insurance agencies to offer flood insurance to homeowners, renters, and business owners. To qualify for flood insurance these individuals must live in a community that has joined NFIP. Shelby County has been participating in the NFIP since June 28, 2016 and is referred to as an “emergency” participant and as of this date, remains an NFIP participant. As an emergency NFIP participant, Shelby County citizens are able to purchase flood insurance with coverage not to exceed $35,000.
 
Shelby County officials have been working closely with FEMA representatives to get Shelby County status upgraded from emergency participation to regular. If the upgrade is approved, it will allow Shelby County residents to purchase flood insurance in greater amounts than $35,000.  The process of the conversion is a lengthy one and there is no guarantee that the conversion will be approved but all information requested by FEMA to process the application  has been provided thus far. In the event the conversion is not approved, Shelby County could remain an emergency participant of NFIP indefinitely and residents could continue to purchase flood insurance not to exceed $35,000.  
 
If you are having problems purchasing flood insurance or have flood insurance questions you may call FEMA at 940-898-5594 and ask to speak to an insurance representative. 
 

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Flag Retirement Ceremony


 

 

 

 

This past Saturday the Daughter of the Republic of Texas and Boy Scout Troup 119 performed a flag retirement ceremony on the Historic Shelby County Court House square.

 

 

 

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Center City Council Meeting


 

The Center City Council will meet in Regular Session on today 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 27, 2017.
 
III. Discuss Consider and Action on the Following:
 
A. Request for Closure of Civic Center Drive by Shelby county Chamber of Commerce
Grill Fest, April 8, 2017.
 
B. Discussion and Presentation of Financial Forecast.
 
IV. Items of Interest from Council and City Manager and Citizens— No Action Items.
 
V. Executive Session
Consider entering executive session for legal consultation with the City Attorney and discussion
of pending litigation, personnel matters and land acquisition with possible action related there to
upon reconvening in open session in accordance with Government Code Section 551. 071,
551. 072 and 551. 074
 
VI. Adjournment.

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Bear Update


 

 

Spring Break Sports Schedule –
 
Mon. Mar. 13 – Softball vs. Joaquin – Home @ 4:00 p.m.
 
Tues. Mar. 14 – Baseball vs. Shelbyville – There @ 6:00 p.m.
---------  Softball vs. Alto – Home @ 4:00 p.m.
 
Fri. Mar. 17 – Baseball vs. Woden – Home @ 6:00 p.m.
 

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Panola men defeat Angelina in Region 14 semi-finals, punch their ticker to the national tournament


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jacksonville, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated
Angelina College here Friday night in the Region 14 conference tournament,
82-65. Panola advances to the tournament championship game against San
Jacinto College Saturday night. Both teams receive a bid to the national
tournament. San Jacinto won the Region 14 regular season and Panola earns
the regional rotating bid. The victory improves Panola’s record to 24-7 and
pushes their winning streak to 12 games.
 
 
“This is a proud moment for the Panola basketball program. Our guys have
bought in and trusted the process all season long. With all of the
adversity we went throughout this year, our kids deserve this moment.” Head
Coach Grant McMillan mentioned.
 
 
Panola came out on fire taking a 20-10 lead 8:00 minutes into the game.
Angelina slowly crawled back to and took a 28-26 lead with 4:12 remaining
in the 1st half. After two ties and four lead changes Panola pulled away
and took a 36-33 half time lead. The second half belonged to Panola as they
came out on a 22-2 run eventually taking a 67-44 second half lead. Panola
held on the rest of the way to take a 17 victory.
 
 
Leading the way offensively was Devyn Wilson who netted 20 points, sinking
four three pointers. Tope Arikawe scored 13 points and Marlon Taylor added
11. Bryson Lockley chased down seven rebounds. As a team, Panola outrebound
Angelina 42-28 and shot 43 percent from the field for the game.
 
 
Panola will take on San Jac tomorrow night at 8:00 PM in the conference
championship game. The game will be played in Jacksonville, Texas on the
campus of the former Lon Morris College.
 

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San Jac upends Panola men, claim Region XIV runner up


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jacksonville, Texas- One night after the Panola College men’s basketball
team clinched a berth in the national tournament and notched their 25th
win, most in school history, they were defeated in the conference
championship game by San Jacinto, 92-67. “San jac is so special offensively
and it just seemed like we couldn’t get anything to bounce our way. The
effort was there.” Mentioned assistant coach Adam Blaylock. “The best part
about tonight is that we get to look ourselves in the mirror and clean some
things up for the national tournament.” he added.
 
 
In a fast paced start both teams traded buckets when Panola found
themselves up 10-8 just under the 17:00 minute mark. With 9:04 remaining in
the fourth Panola was down 25-22 when San Jac went on an 8-0. Panola
answered found themselves down 47-37 at halftime. San Jac maintained much
of their double-digit lead most of the second half. A Devyn Wilson three
with 6:12 remaining cut the led to 80-66 but Panola count not get any
closer.
 
 
Leading the way offensively for Panola was Eric McGill who scored 20 points
and chased down five rebounds. Tope Arikawe recorded a double-double with
16 points and 11 rebounds. As a team, Panola struggled from the field only
shooting 35 percent for the game.
 
 
The tournament bracket for the NJCAA National Tournament will be released
at 2:30 PM on Monday Afternoon. The tournament will take place at the
Sports Arena on the campus of Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson,
Kansas.
 

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Self Defense America went to Houston Texas for an AAU competition


 

Students from Self Defense America went to Houston Texas for an AAU competition on March 4 2017.
 
 
 
 
Left to Right in photo; Zachary Payne 3ed place in Traditional Forms, Rex Payne 5th in Traditional Forms, Abby Cooper 1st in Weapons and 1st in Traditional Forms, Logan Galindo 2nd in Weapons and 2nd in Traditional  Forms and Hollie Hamilton 2nd in Traditional Forms.  we are lucky to have this great group of youth representing Shelby County. 
 

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A Taste of Home Grown Freshness


 

 
There’s nothing quite like fresh produce!  Come discover the benefits of what a home-grown garden has to offer with the Growing and Nourishing Healthy Communities home gardening course offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Shelby County.  This program is a four-session course that will be provided free of charge at the Senior Nutrition Site located at 3580 Loop 500 in Center, Texas.  Each session will be conducted from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. on the following dates:  March 27, April 3, April 10, and April 24.  Registration in advance is required for purchase of supplies.  It is recommended that participants wear close-toed shoes, bring a bottle of water and pair of gloves to each session.
 
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about garden site selection, how to conduct a soil sample and read the results, selecting the best vegetables to grow in Shelby County, identifying garden pests and diseases, using a raised garden bed, harvesting and storing produce, how to prepare delicious, easy vegetable dishes, and much more.  “If you are looking for a fun, easy, hands-on garden program to use at home or a way to incorporate more vegetables in your diet, then this course is for you,” said Jheri-Lynn McSwain, Family & Consumer Sciences County Extension Agent. 
 
Come explore how to grow fresh vegetables at home, prepare fresh produce with easy, quick and tasty recipes and design and create your own container garden, register to participate at the Senior Nutrition Site, 3580 Loop 500 or the Shelby County Extension Office, 200 San Augustine Street, active courthouse Annex building, 1st floor in Center.  For additional information on this program, please contact Shelby County Extension agents, Jheri-Lynn McSwain at jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu or Lane Dunn at jldunn@ag.tamu.edu  or call the Extension office at 936-598-7744.  
 
 

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Commissioners' Court Meeting


 

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 March, 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 February 13, 2017 Regular Meeting, and the February 27, 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. Record verification of required Continuing Education for County Treasurer.
 
6. Consider and approve 2017 DOT Drug Testing Agreement with Compliance Management, LLC.
 
7. Adjourn.
 
 

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VFW Teacher of the Year


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904, Center, Texas
and the Auxiliary are proud to announce that Center High School teacher
Adam Ramirez has been selected as the post Teacher of the Year, grades 9 –
12. Mr. Ramirez teaches basic and advanced graphic design and illustration.
He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a Major in Graphic Design from
the Art Institute of Houston. He has taught at Center ISD since 2013.
 
He has been nominated for competition at the district level and the
results should be known by the end of the month. The winner of the district
competition then competes at the state VFW level for the right to represent
Texas at the national level. Congratulations Adam Ramirez.

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National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Update


 

 
 
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). NFIP works closely with many private insurance agencies to offer flood insurance to homeowners, renters, and business owners. To qualify for flood insurance these individuals must live in a community that has joined NFIP. Shelby County has been participating in the NFIP since June 28, 2016 and is referred to as an “emergency” participant and as of this date, remains an NFIP participant. As an emergency NFIP participant, Shelby County citizens are able to purchase flood insurance with coverage not to exceed $35,000.
 
Shelby County officials have been working closely with FEMA representatives to get Shelby County status upgraded from emergency participation to regular. If the upgrade is approved, it will allow Shelby County residents to purchase flood insurance in greater amounts than $35,000.  The process of the conversion is a lengthy one and there is no guarantee that the conversion will be approved but all information requested by FEMA to process the application  has been provided thus far. In the event the conversion is not approved, Shelby County could remain an emergency participant of NFIP indefinitely and residents could continue to purchase flood insurance not to exceed $35,000.  
 
If you are having problems purchasing flood insurance or have flood insurance questions you may call FEMA at 940-895-5594 and ask to speak to an insurance representative. 

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Historical Society Meeting


 

 
The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting March 21, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. Our guest speaker this month will be Mr. Bill O'Neal. Mr. O'Neal is the Texas State Historian and is a well-known author. He has written many books about the history of Texas. He taught history for many years at Panola College. He will be speaking to us about The Alamo. Everyone is invited to attend.

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Panola men advance to Region 14 semi-finals, defeat Paris


 

 

 

 

 
 
Jacksonville, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated
Paris Junior College in the quarterfinals of the Region 14 conference
tournament here Thursday night, 81-64. With the victory, Panola moves into
the semi-final of the tournament. Panola improves their record to 24-7 and
increases their win streak to 11 games. “I sound like a broken record, but
it’s a new person every night who has stepped up.” Head Coach Grant
McMillan mentioned. “We executed the game plan and gave great effort all
game long.” He added.
 
 
There were three lead changes and two ties early in the ball game but
Panola gradually pulled away with steady offense and stingy defense. The
Ponies led at halftime, 39-23. Panola stretched its lead to 19 points early
in the second half, 48-29. Paris cut the lead to twelve but couldn’t get
any closer.
 
 
Leading the way offensively for Panola was Eric McGill with 20 points.
Keith Hayes added 16 points and Marlon Taylor chipped in with 13. Bryson
Lockley came off the bench and scored 11 points and chased down 8 rebounds.
As a team, Panola chased down 41 rebounds and recorded 17 assists.
 
 
Panola takes on Angelina College tomorrow in the Region 14 semi-final.
Tip-off is set for 8:00 PM at the former Lon Morris College gymnasium.
 
 

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Chicken House Fire on HWY 96 South


 

Today at about 2:00 pm the Center Fire Department responded to a Chicken House Fire on Highway 96 South about 10 miles outside of Center.  Yesterday evening two other chicken housing caught fire on the property and burnt up it is believed that the cause of today’s fire was embers that spread due to wind from the already burnt chicken houses.  As to the original cause of the fire that is still under investigation by the Center Fire Department and the Shelby County Sheriff’s office.     

 

 

 

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Cole Art Center to be Open During Spring Break


 

The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and its art galleries will host a closing reception for two exhibitions currently showing at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.
 
A reception to close "Stuart Riordan: Sardines & Oranges" and "Beyond the Academy: Contemporary Outsider and Expressionist Art" will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the art center. Some of the artists are expected to attend.
 
Both exhibitions, sponsored in part by the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts and Nacogdoches Junior Forum, are features of the SFA College of Fine Arts' University Series. Admission is free, and the exhibitions will show through March 28.
 
Cole Art Center will observe regular hours during spring break. The center will be open from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, March 17 through 20, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21. Cole Art Center will be closed Saturday, March 14.
 
The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

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Lady Dragons Go to State in Powerlifting


 

 

 

 

Seven members of the Shelbyville Dragon girls powerlifting team are going to state congratulations to:
 
97 lb Weight Class Kaitlyn Campbell
105 lb Weight Class Hannah Hall 
114 lb Weight Class Steff Moore
123 lb Weight Class Jaiden Rose
132 lb Weight Class Breanna Jackson
181 lb Weight Class Kennedy Parker
259 lb Weight Class Katie Casey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Be sure to tune to 930 AM and KQBB 100.5 Tomorrow morning to hear interviews with several of the girls.
 

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Green Acres Nursing Home Changes Ownership


 

Green Acres Nursing Home of Center has been bought by another company and has changed its name to Focus Care of Center. For more information contact them at 936-598-2483.

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Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo


 

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Piney Wood Photographic Society Next Meeting


 

 
The PWPS will be holding their regular monthly meeting Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church, on Porter St. in Center, Tx. The meeting will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There will be a workshop featuring subjects on Light room Tips and Tricks. Specializing in how to develop your own pictures. The Club's monthly challenge will present photographs depicting "Texture" . All camera enthusiast are welcome to attend. For more information contact Billie Jones, 936-598-7778, or check out the website http://www.pineywoodsphoto.com/ 
 

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Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center Welcomes New Board Members


 

Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center would like to welcome new board members, Josh McAdams, Terry Scull, and Dr. Clayton Windham. We look forward to working with them in furthering our mission of promoting the emotional and physical healing of child abuse victims. Pictured at the March Board of Directors meeting

 

 

(L-R): DFPS Supervisor Bridgett Willoughby, District Attorney Stephen Shires, Center PD Detective Sergeant Nicole Faulkner, Dr. Clayton Windham, Josh McAdams, Dr. Keith Miller, Sharon Ratcliff, Terry Scull, Don Walker, and SCCAC Executive Director Denise Merriman.  Not pictured: Luke Garrett, Jill Matthews, and Katha Bush.

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Junk in the Trunk News


 

The City of San Augustine Main Street Department is pleased to announce that
the Junk in the Trunk Trades Day event will be held every First Saturday of
each month.    Downtown businesses are encouraged to have special sales or
events on the First Saturday too!         
 
Here are the up and coming dates to remember:   April 1, 2017, May 6, 2017,
June 3, 2017, July 1, 2017, August 5, 2017, September 2, 2017, October 7,
2017, November 4, 2017, December 2, 2017.   
 
This past Saturday, March 4 was fun with a mixture of antique and garage
sale vendors in attendance.    Plan to come next First Saturday and see what
you can find!     The hours are 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and set-up is between 8
a.m. and 10 a.m.   From observation, sales have been known to take place
before 10 a.m.! 
 
Plans are being made to add other events to this fun filled day!    A food
vendor will be available at the next event!     If you are interested in
participating as an arts and craft, antique, or organization vendor, please
call 936-201-9798.   The entry fee is $5.00 and anyone interested can just
come the day of the event, drive in to one of the parking spaces on the
square around the courthouse, sign up, and pay.    It's that simple.
 

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U.S Forest Service to Revise Plans


 

The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas are initiating revision of their Forest Plan. Learn how you can help us develop a new Forest Plan that promotes the health, diversity, and productivity of the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas.  Please plan to attend one or more public meetings as we discuss Forest Plan Revision.  Remember, you do not need a degree in forestry or resource management to be involved.  We value your opinions!
 
During this first round of meetings we will introduce the revision process and outline opportunities for public involvement. We will also be asking for your thoughts on issues or concerns you may have about the forests or grasslands as well as existing management that you would like to see carried forward through the revision.
 
All meetings are from
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
March 20
Decatur Civic Center
(Chisholm Suite)
201 E Walnut St.
Decatur, TX
 
March 22
San Augustine Chamber of Commerce
611 W Columbia St.
San Augustine, TX
 
March 27 
North Montgomery County Community Center,
600 Gerald St.
Willis, TX
 
March 28
Sabine Ranger Station,
5050 Hwy 21 East
Hemphill, TX
 
April 5
Davy Crockett Ranger Station
18551 State Highway 7 East
Kennard, TX
 
April 6
Pitser Garrison Convention Center
601 N Second St.
Lufkin TX

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SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY AIRPORT GETS TxDOT FUNDING


 

The Texas Transportation Commission approved in February $460,000 in Federal and state grant funds for the San Augustine County Airport. The funds will be used for planned airport improvements, including constructing pavement and lighting improvements.
 
The project costs are funded through San Augustine County and TxDOT's Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state's general aviation system. A project bid is expected to be approved before summer.
 
In 2017, TxDOT expects to provide approximately $60 million in funding for planning, constructing and maintaining community airports. There are 275 community airports in Texas currently eligible for the funding. In addition, community airports account for more than three million flight hours per year in arrivals and departures, providing aircraft facilities for agricultural, medical, business and commuter use.
 
Motorists and airport visitors are urged to be cautious and workers and equipment begin this project. Obey all signage and warnings through the construction area and remember that fines double when workers are present.
 
For additional information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov<mailto:Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov> or call (936) 633-4395.
 

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Health Fair


 

 
The Healthcare committee of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce invites the public to the 10th Annual Health and Fitness Fair.  The fair is presented by, Cline Family Medicine, and sponsored by Nacogdoches Medical Center.  The Health and Fitness Fair is slated for Thursday, March 30 at the Windham Civic Center from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be several health related vendors with screenings and health information at the free event.
 
The Health and Fitness Fair’s purpose is to educate Shelby County and the surrounding areas about health care resources available in the area and about their personal health.  There will be a variety of health screenings available including glucose, cholesterol, bone density, spinal screenings, heart awareness, diabetes information, allergy testing information and vision.  The fair will host break out session speakers, Casey Lout, Affinity Hospice, topic “Hospice Care” and from CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial, Dr. Chris Cantu, “Chiropractic Medicine” and LeAnne Anderson, “Diabetes Care”. 
 
In addition, a mobile mammogram unit will be at the fair.  All mammogram appointments must be made prior to March 24 by calling Daphne at 936-598-7744.  There is a charge for the mammograms and most health insurance is accepted. Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be on site with a blood mobile taking donations, to sign up to donate please contact Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682.
 
 
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682, email info@shelbycountychamber.com or visit www.shelbycountychamber.com.
 

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TxDOT approved $350.6 million in construction projects


 

The Texas Transportation Commission approved in February more than $350.6 million in construction projects and $36.8 million in maintenance projects, with several new projects located in the Lufkin District.  Construction projects approved for the Lufkin District total $8.2 million and include:
 
ANGELINA COUNTY
A $1.9 million construction project designed to improve guardrails to design standards and upgrade bridge and approach railing will be located on US 59 from BU 59 North to BU 59 South as well as US 59 at Hurricane Creek, US 59 at McCall Creek, SL 287 at Cedar Creek, SL 287 at Hurricane Creek, and US 59 at Shirey Creek. SJ & J Construction, Dallas, will serve as contractor for the project.
 
A $255,255 construction project is designed to upgrade traffic signals on BU 69 at FM 58. Signal Services Group, Inc., Houston, will serve as contractor for the project.
Two maintenance projects that total $616,860 were also approved for Angelina County. The projects are designed as bridge preventive maintenance and are located at various locations in the district. Champion Infrastructure, Salado, will serve as contractor for the projects.
 
HOUSTON COUNTY
A $3.1 million construction project on FM 227 designed to reconstruct and widen pavement to 24-feet, with the addition of rumble strips and safety treating fixed objects includes locations just east of US 287 to FM 3016, from US 287 to SH 21 and from just east of CR 1685 to SH 21. Pinto Construction, Nacogdoches, will serve as contractor for the project.
 
POLK COUNTY 
A $2.2 million construction project was approved that includes new overlay on US 59 from SL 393 South to the Trinity River. Moore Brothers Construction, Lufkin, will serve as contractor for the project.
 
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY
A $775,621 construction project was approved and is designed to safety treat fixed objects on FM 1087 from US 259 to FM 95. AR Brothers Construction Services, San Augustine, will serve as contractor for the project.
 
"As these new projects begin, we urge motorists to stay alert and be aware of construction equipment locating and beginning work in these areas. The traveling public can expect daily lane closures in these areas and should be prepared for delays, especially at peak travel hours. We are excited as these new projects begin and as with all construction and maintenance projects, they will progress as weather permits," said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer for the Lufkin District.

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HUXLEY HELPING HANDS FOOD PANTRY


 

 

 

HUXLEY HELPING HANDS, A LOCAL MISSION GROUP FROM THE HUXLEY COMMUNITY, ARE HOLDING A FOOD PANTRY FOR THE RESIDENTS OF SHELBY COUNTY.  IT WILL BE HELD THE SECOND SATURDAY OF MARCH 2017. I.D. & PROOF OF RESIDENCE IS REQUIRED ONLY (1) BOX PER HOUSEHOLD WILL BE GIVEN OUT AT THE HILLCREST BAPTIST CHURCH.
 
 
 
 
DATE: March 11, 2017
TIME: 11:00 A.M.- UNTIL FOOD IS GONE
LOCATION: HILLCREST BAPTIST CHURCH
901 SOUTHVIEW CIRCLE, CENTER TEXAS
 
 

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2017 Haynesville Shale Bass Tournament Results


 

 

 

 

Purdell Sigler and Phillip Archie of the Charles Holston, Inc. Division in Center Texas participated in the 2017 Haynesville Shale 2-day Bass Tournament representing Gibson Energy. The 2017 Bass Tournament was held at Cypress Bend Park on Toledo Bend and consisted of 158 teams raising $20,000 for the Shriner's Hospitals for Children.  The Haynesville Shale Bass Tournament was designed to bring the community of natural gas and oil professionals in the Haynesville Shale together in the spirit of sportsmanship and charitable giving, the two-person Haynesville Shall Bass Tournament began in 2010 raising money for the Gingerbread House & Cara Center, child abuse advocacy groups located in Shreveport, Louisiana.  The mission of the tournament is to conduct an industry bass tournament in a fun, family friendly atmosphere that will benefit the Shriner's Hospitals for Children dedicated to the betterment of the children in the Haynesville Shale area of East Texas and Northwest Louisiana.  Each year the Board meets with Shriner's Hospitals for Children, a non-profit organization in the community, that will receive the proceeds from the tournament.

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Patroon Baptist Church Revival Last Night


 

Tonight is the last night of the spring revival at the Patroon Baptist Church.

 

 

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The Wallace Chapel Baptist Church Appreciation Services


 

The Wallce Chapel Baptist Church invites you to their Pastor and First Lady "Appreciation Services" for Pastor Derrick and First Lady Shaneeta Rhodes on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.  Special guest speaker will be Reverend Charleston Johnson Pastor of First Smyrna United Missionary Baptist Church.  The Wallace Chapel Baptist Church is located in Timpson, TX 108 South Marcus Street.

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BBQ Fundraiser For Tammy Trala Sparks Saturday


There will be a Barbecue Plate fundraiser this Saturday to assist in medical expenses for Tammy Trala Sparks.  Barbecue Chicken or Brisket plates with potato salad, beans, chips and a desert will be sold for $8.00 at the Woodlawn Christian Church from 11:00 a.m. until sold out. The church is located on highway 59 at highway 84 in Timpson. A quilt, made and donated by Pamela Hooper will be raffled off for a $5 donation.  For more information, call Larry Burns at 254.4511 or Howard Sparks at 332.0566.

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Texas Panhandle is Engulfed in Flames


 

 
AMARILLO, Texas — Multiple wildfires are still burning across the Texas Panhandle following elevated fire conditions across the Southern Plains.
 
Texas A&M Forest Service responded to three large fires for 325,680 acres.
 
The Dumas Complex Fire, in Potter County near the city of Amarillo, ignited amid humidity values in the single digits and winds gusting in excess of 50 mph. The fire spread rapidly and threatened hundreds of homes. It is currently an estimated 29,197 acres and 75 percent contained.
 
The Perryton Fire, in Ochiltree, Lipscomb and Hemphill counties is burning in grass and brush and is estimated at more than 315,135 acres. The fire moved rapidly and threatened the towns of Higgins and Glazier. Interagency firefighters were able to protect the towns by diverting the fire away from the communities. Two homes have been reported destroyed.
 
Texas A&M Forest Service is responding to a request of assistance on wildfire in Gray County named the Lefors East Fire. It is estimated at 92,571 acres and 25 percent contained.
 
Texas A&M Forest Service and the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center predictive services had forecast extreme fire weather for the northwest half of the Panhandle and critical fire weather west of a line from Childress to Midland.
 
Winds across the Panhandle should subside for Wednesday, but elevated fire conditions return to the area Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
 
Texas A&M Forest Service is working with Department of Public Safety, local fire departments and other interagency resources. The Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System has been activated sending fire engine strike teams to Amarillo and other staging areas in the Panhandle.
 
In anticipation of continued windy fronts for at least the remainder of the month, Texas A&M Forest Service is activating the heavy airtanker base in Abilene and anticipates having a 3,000-gallon jet in place by the end of this week.
 
These types of aircraft can carry up to 3,000 gallons of fire retardant to be dropped in an effort to slow the spread of wildfires. Please remember that drones and other non-incident response aircraft are a safety hazard around wildfires and their presence will result in the grounding of firefighting aircraft. For safety reasons, a temporary flight restriction (TFR) is in place over the wildfires.
 

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VFW Teacher of the Year


 

 
Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904, Center, Texas and the Auxiliary are proud to announce that Center High School teacher Adam Ramirez has been selected as the post Teacher of the Year, grades 9 - 12.  Mr. Ramirez teaches basic and advanced graphic design and illustration.  He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a Major in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Houston.  He has taught at Center ISD since 2013.
 
 
Adam has been nominated for competition at the district level and the results should be known by the end of the month.  The winner of the district competition then competes at the state VFW level for the right to represent Texas at the national level.   Congratulations Adam Ramirez.
 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

Timpson ISD Bear Update
3/7/2017
 
Weekly Calendar of Events –
 
Tues. Mar. 7 – First day of fifth six weeks
-------------------  Beta Club meeting at lunch in library
-------------------  Softball vs. Cushing – Away @ 5:00 p.m. CANCELLED FOR NOW
-------------------  Baseball vs. Gary – Home @ 6:00 p.m.
RESCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW AT 4:30
 
Thurs. Mar. 9 – Report cards go home
--------------------  Varsity Bulldog Track Relay in Garrison
--------------------  TES tutorial letters sent home
--------------------   TES data charts due
--------------------  THS Book Club at lunch in library
 
Fri. Mar. 10 – TES Istation results sent home
--------------------  Softball vs. Mt. Enterprise – Home @ 5:00 p.m.
--------------------  Monday March 13-17 is Spring Break !!
 
 
 
SFASU Cram the Coliseum – Timpson Elementary School fifth grade students went to Cram the Coliseum at  Stephen F. Austin State University to watch a basketball game.  Students who had researched, written and presented a speech about the career they wanted to work toward were rewarded with a free ticket to attend this event.  Fifth grade students are learning about future career opportunities as part of the AVID program taught by TISD Director of Academic Services Stephanie Behrens.  AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.  Timpson Chamber of Commerce president Paul Smith received these tickets from the Nacogdoches Chamber.  Go Center Director Vernett Richardson and Youth Advisory Council members accompanied the fifth graders on this trip.  Thank you Paul Smith, the Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce and Vernett Richardson for giving our students the opportunity to visit a college campus.
 
Collegiate Center News – One third of Timpson High School students are enrolled in dual credit classes for the spring semester.  Students will receive  high school and college credit for these classes.  Students have the opportunity to earn a two year associate degree or vocational/technical certification or license before graduating from high school.  The tuition, books and fees for the classes are paid for by the district.  Twenty five of the students are taking two dual credit classes and two students are taking three classes.  Students take these classes on line during the school day in the library under the supervision of Mrs. Tina Samford.  Teachers offer their assistance to students as needed. The district is committed to helping students achieve their educational goals while at the same time helping parents with the expense of a post-secondary education.  In the fall semester all students taking dual credit classes passed their classes receiving both high school and college credit.
 
2017-2018 THS TWIRLERS
 
 
 
 
Front Row Left to Right:
 
Jamie Stephens and Kayleigh Wolf
 
Middle Row Left to Right:
 
Cassidy Clifton and Rebekah Parks
 
Back Row Left to Right:
 
Erica Renick, Kristyn Rader-Head Majorette, and Ja’karia Deckard
 
 

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This week at the Fannie Brown Booth Library


 

 

 
Wed., March 8th, 10:00 a.m. - Friends of the Library meeting Thurs. March 9th, 10:30 a.m. Preschool Story Time Thurs. March 9th, 2:00 p.m. - Color Me Calm
 
The theme for this years summer reading program is "Build a Better World."  If anyone has any Lego bricks that are not being used anymore, the library would love to have you donate them for their Tween program.  For more information, please call Sandra at 936-598-5522.
 
 
  - Submitted by Sandra Davis Library Director

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Shelbyville Cancels Softball Game


 

Shelbyville Lady Dragon Softball game for today, March 7  has been cancelled.

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Tenaha Man Dies in Accident this Morning


 

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers investigated this morning a one-vehicle fatality crash on US 84 about one mile West of Joaquin.  The preliminary crash investigation indicates on Mar. 7 at approximately 6:18 a.m., a 2008 Kia Optima was traveling West on US 84 when the vehicle entered a right hand curve. The vehicle drove off the roadway to the left and struck a tree killing the driver.  The driver was identified as 23-year-old Richard Wayne Everett III from Tenaha, TX. Everett was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Margie Anderson.
 

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Ducks Unlimited Green Wing Day


 

Ducks Unlimited Green Wing Day is coming up it will be held on April 8th at Weldon Boles Cabin located on County Road 1006 (Old City Lake Road) in Center, Texas.  Registration begins at 10:00 a.m.  There will be raffles, a dog demonstration, gun and hunter safety lectures, and an auction. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  
 
For more information, contact Clint Tanner at 936-332-4767. 
 

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Flag Retirement Ceremony


 

 

There will be a flag retirement ceremony for both the United States Flag and the Texas Flag on the grounds of the Historic Shelby County Courthouse on Saturday, March 11th beginning at 10:00 a.m. The public is invited to attend. 
 
If you have a flag you would like to retire, please contact Merle Howard at 936-591-6543 before Saturday so arrangements can be made to include your flag.
 

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Updated Shelby County Live Stock Show Sale Results


 

 
The 12th Annual Shelby County 4-H & FFA Livestock Show was held March 2, 2017 at the Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Arena with 105 exhibitors.  Weigh-in of market animals started at 7:30 a.m. and the show began at 10:00 a.m. with rabbits judged by Mrs. Sherry Poindexter of San Augustine, TX.  Carl Muntean, employed by  Texas A&M AgriLife Research, judged the lambs, goats, swine, and cattle.  Mr. Muntean was very informative and interactive with the youth and animals.  The Buyers Appreciation Bar-b-que and Livestock Auction was held on March 4th at the John Dean Windham Civic Center.  The following are the results of the show and auction:
  
Megan Dunn of Center 4-H showed the Grand Champion Steer.  Following the show, Megan’s steer sold at the livestock auction for $6,500 with Hawkeye Hunting Club purchasing the 1365-pound steer.
 
Reserve Champion steer honor went to Dawson Kay of Shelbyville 4-H. Dawson’s steer was purchased by Farmers State Bank for $3,250. 
 
The Grand Champion Market Swine was shown by Jarrett Page of Timpson FFA with Shelby Savings Bank and G&G Logging purchasing the champion hog for $5,000.
 
Megan Gutermuth of Center 4-H showed the Reserve Champion Market Swine.  The hog was sold to Tyson Foods for $2,750. 
 
In the Market Goat division, April Ramsey of Timpson FFA showed the Grand Champion. April’s goat was purchased for $2,600 by Farmers State Bank.
 
The Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat was shown by Wesley Wages of Center 4-H.  Wesley’s goat was purchased for $2,599 by Wiggins Farms and McAdams Propane.
 
Seth Shamblin of Center FFA showed the Grand Champion Market Lamb in Thursday’s Show.  Border’s Poultry purchased Seth’s lamb for $2,900.
 
Reserve Champion honors in the Market Lamb division went to Kayleigh Scroggins of Timpson FFA.  Smith Sawmill Service, Hammer Equipment, Shelby Veterinary Associates, Deep East Texas Electric Coop. and Atwood & Paula Kay were the winning bidders for $2,250.
 
The Grand Champion Market Rabbit was shown by Fatima Romero of Center 4-H.  Romero will receive premium money in the amount of $400.  Katie Parrish of Center FFA showed the Reserve Grand Champion pen of market rabbits.  She will receive $350 in premium money.
 
The livestock’s premium money totaled just over $94,668 for local 4-H and FFA members according to Kristen Powers, Show Chairman.
 
The Larry Hagler Memorial Scholarship is given to the highest placing seniors in the Livestock Market division.
 
Highest Placing Senior in the Market Steer division was Justin Hooper.  Justin will receive a $500 scholarship.
 
The steer shown by Lauren Neal was the "highest gaining" steer of the show.  Lauren will receive $150.
 
The Highest Placing County Bred Steer was shown by Abi Hooper.  Abi will be presented with $1000 from Farmers State Bank. The 2nd Highest Placing County Bred Steer was shown by Justin Hooper.  Justin will receive $250 from Shelby County Farm Bureau. The 3rd Highest Placing County Bred Steer was shown by Lauren Neal.  Lauren will receive $150.00 from Shelby County Farm Bureau. 
 
The Highest Placing County Bred Heifer was shown by Camille Greer. Camille will receive $750 from Link Charolais & Dr. Derek Grant.  The 2nd place county bred heifer was shown by Baylor Kimbro.  Baylor will receive $250 from Link Charolais & Dr. Derek Grant. 
 
In the Beef division, Megan Dunn of Center 4-H was presented the Senior Beef Showmanship buckle by Joaquin FFA. Shelbyville FFA presented Ally Kimbro of Timpson FFA with the Junior Beef Showmanship buckle.
  
Jerrett Page of Timpson FFA was named Champion Senior Swine Showman.  The trophy buckle was presented by Shelby County Farm Bureau.  Center FFA presented the Junior Champion Swine Showman buckle to Lance Holloway of Center 4-H.
 
In the Goat division, April Ramsey of Timpson FFA was named Champion Senior Showman and was presented a buckle by Timpson FFA.  Wesley Wages of Center 4-H was named Champion Junior Showman and his buckle was presented by Tenaha FFA.
 
Farm Bureau presented Kayleigh Scroggins of Timpson FFA with the Champion Senior Lamb Showmanship buckle.  Seth Shamblin of Center FFA received the Champion Junior Lamb Showmanship buckle from Shelby County 4-H.
 
Other placings in Saturday's Show were as follows:
 
Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Breeding Rabbits Doe:
Ashlynn Lindgren, Timpson FFA-Grand Champion
Melanie Parrish, Center FFA-Reserve Grand Champion
 
Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Breeding Rabbits Buck:
Brannon Denby, Center FFA-Grand Champion
Ashlynn Lindgren, Timpson FFA-Reserve Grand Champion
 
Market Rabbits:
Fatima Romero, Center 4-H- Grand Champion Rabbit
Katie Parrish, Center FFA-Reserve Grand Champion Rabbit
Mallory Fausett, Center FFA-3rd 
Corey Denney, Center FFA-4th 
Olivia Ford, Tenaha FFA-5th 
Brannon Denby, Center FFA-6th 
Reanna Arndt, Center FFA-7th 
 
Market Swine Light Weight:
Macey Hanson, Timpson FFA- 1st 
Maddie Russell, Center FFA- 2nd 
Eric Renick, Timpson FFA-3rd 
Madelyn Ramsey, Timpson FFA-4th 
Colton Gutermuth, Center 4-H-5th 
Callie Adams, Joaquin FFA-6th 
 
Market Swine Middle Weight: 
Jarrett Page, Timpson FFA- 1st 
Tanor Doggett, Joaquin FFA- 2nd
Logan Holloway, Center FFA-3rd 
Trevor Hightower, Center 4-H-4th 
Dillan Snell, Center FFA-5th 
Caren Adams, Joaquin FFA-6th 
 
Market Swine Heavy Weight:
Megan Gutermuth, Center 4-H- 1st 
Tyler Fleming, Timpson FFA- 2nd 
Kelsey Adair, Center FFA- 3rd 
Lance Holloway, Center FFA-4th 
Madison McMillan, Center FFA-5th 
Eric Moreland, Timpson FFA-6th 
Market Swine Sale Order:
• Jarrett Page, Timpson FFA- Grand Champion purchased by Shelby Savings Bank and G&G Logging for $5,000.
• Megan Gutermuth, Center 4-H- Reserve Grand Champion purchased by Tyson Foods for $2,750.
• Macey Hanson, Timpson FFA- purchased by Hawkeye Hunting Club for $2,749.
• Tyler Fleming, Timpson FFA- purchased by Shelby Savings Bank, Hunter Buildings and General Shelters for $2,749.
• Tanor Doggett, Joaquin FFA- purchased by Spartan Construction for $2,749.
• Kelsey Adair, Center FFA- purchased by Keith Oswalt Logging, Center Livestock Auction Barn, Deep East Texas Electric Co-op. and Fish & Still Equipment for $2,749.
• Lance Holloway, Center FFA- purchased by Heritage Land Bank and Borders Poultry for $2,749.
• Maddie Russell, Center FFA purchased by Shelby Savings Bank, Hunter Buildings, General Shelters, Wiggins Farms and McAdams Propane for $2,749.
 
Breeding Goats-Doe Class 1
Wesley Wages, Center 4-H-1st 
Hannah Wages, Center 4-H – 2nd 
 
Breeding Does:
Wesley Wages, Center 4-H- Grand Champion
Hannah Wages, Center 4-H- Reserve Grand Champion
 
Market Goats Light Weight:
Kyle Bush, Timpson FFA- 1st 
Kayleigh Wulf, Timpson FFA-2nd 
Zachary Denby, Center FFA – 3rd 
Jaylee Sims, Center FFA-4th
 
Market Goats Medium Weight:
Keelie McDonald, Timpson FFA-1st 
Collin Vickers, Joaquin Rams 4-H Club-2nd 
Autumn Webb, Joaquin FFA-3rd 
Alli Jo Baldwin, Joaquin FFA-4th 
 
Market Goats Heavy Weight:
April Ramsey, Timpson FFA- 1st 
Wesley Wages, Center 4-H-2nd 
Holly Hughes, Timpson FFA-3rd 
Hannah Wages, Center 4-H-4th 
 
 
 
 
 
Market Goats Sale Order:
• April Ramsey, Timpson FFA-Grand Champion purchased by Farmers State Bank for $2,600.
• Wesley Wages, Center 4-H-Reserve Grand Champion purchased by Wiggins Farms and McAdams Propane for $2,599.
• Holly Hughes, Timpson FFA-purchased by Diamond H for $2,598.
• Keelie McDonald, Timpson FFA-purchased by Shelby County Farm Bureau for $2,598.
• Kyle Bush, Timpson FFA-purchased by XTO for $2,598.
• Collin Vickers, Joaquin Rams 4-H Club-purchased by Borders Poultry for $2,598.
• Autumn Webb, Joaquin FFA-purchased by Payne’s Community News, Payne’s Rentals, Monco Motor Co., Dixon Golden, Ihlo Sales, Dance Furniture, Center Glass, State Farm Insurance (Chris Mayfield), Tammy Steptoe Realty, Dairy Queen, Dr. Clayton Windham, Farmers Insurance Group, Steel Building Supply, Morrison Insurance Agency, Watson Florist, Worsham’s Grocery, Dean’s Hardware, Bounds Insurance, Raymond Construction, Hudson Auto Parts and Nick Waters for $2,598.
• Hannah Wages, Center 4-H Club-purchased by Shelby County Farm Bureau for $2,598.
 
Breeding Ewe:
Kayleigh Scroggins, Timpson FFA-Grand Champion
Kayleigh Scroggins, Timpson FFA-Reserve Grand Champion
 
Market Lambs Light Weight:
Caden Solomon, Timpson FFA- 1st 
Kallie Solomon, Timpson FFA- 2nd 
 
Market Lambs Medium Weight:
Seth Shamblin, Center FFA-1st 
Kayleigh Scroggins, Timpson FFA-2nd 
John Weir, Joaquin FFA-3rd 
 
Market Lambs Heavy Weight:
Cara Searcy, Timpson FFA-1st
Jairo Blanco, Joaquin FFA-2nd
Madison Fleming, Timpson FFA-3rd
Justin Blanco, Joaquin FFA-4th
Selena Montes, Center FFA-5th
 
Market Lambs Sale Order:
• Seth Shamblin, Center FFA-Grand Champion purchased by Borders Poultry for $2,900.
• Kayleigh Scroggins, Timpson FFA-Reserve Grand Champion purchased by Smith Sawmill Service, Hammer Equipment, Shelby Veterinary Associates, and Atwood & Paula Kay for $2,250.
• Cara Searcy, Timpson FFA-purchased by XTO for $2,249.
• Jairo Blanco, Joaquin FFA-purchased by “Bar H” for $2,249.
• Madison Fleming, Timpson FFA-purchased by Hawkeye Hunting Club for $2,249.
• John Weir, III, Joaquin FFA-purchased by Texas State Bank and Deep East Texas Electric Co-op.  for $2,249.
• Justin Blanco, Joaquin FFA-purchased by Toledo Finance Corporation, Ace Hardware, Harkness Litter Service, B&W Chipping, Toledo Automotive Supply, Shoop Insurance/Shoop Financial Services, Deep East Texas Electric Co-op., and Judge Charles Mitchell for $2,249.
• Selena Montes, Center FFA-purchased by Keith Oswalt Logging, Center Livestock Auction Barn, Fish & Still Equipment, and County Judge Allison Harbison for $2,249.
 
Breeding Beef Show Results are as follows:
American/American Cross Heifer:  Class 1
Ally Kimbro, Timpson FFA-1st 
 
American/American Cross Heifer:  Class 2
Baylor Kimbro, Timpson FFA-1st 
Mayson Harbison, Timpson FFA-2nd 
 
American/American Cross Heifer: Class 3
Garrett Saenz, Center 4-H – 1st 
 
American/American Cross Heifer: Class 4
Abi Hooper-Joaquin FFA-2nd 
 
American/American Cross Heifer:  Class 5
Ally Kimbro-Joaquin FFA-1st 
 
American/American Cross Heifer:  Class 6
Cralon Hughes-Joaquin FFA-1st 
Baylor Kimbro-Timpson FFA-2nd 
 
Division Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion American/American Cross Heifer
Cralon Hughes, Joaquin FFA-Grand Champion 
Baylor Kimbro, Timpson FFA-Reserve Grand Champion 
 
English and English Cross Heifer: Class 1
Tucker Gamble, Joaquin FFA-1st
 
 
English and English Cross Heifer:  Class 2
Tucker Gamble, Joaquin FFA-1st 
 
English and English Cross Heifer:  Class 3
Allison Gamble, Joaquin FFA-1st 
 
English and English Cross Heifer:  Class 4
Trey Harvey, Joaquin FFA-1st 
 
English and English Cross Heifer:  Class 5
Hannah Wages, Center 4-H-1st 
 
Division Grand Champion and Reserve Champion English and English Cross Heifers:
Tucker Gamble, Joaquin FFA-Grand Champion 
Trey Harvey, Joaquin FFA-Reserve Grand Champion 
 
Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers:  Class 1
Ethan Wood, Joaquin FFA-1st 
 
Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers:  Class 2  
Lauren Neal, Joaquin FFA-1st 
Keaton Hughes, Joaquin FFA-2nd 
 
Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers:  Class 3
Ethan Wood, Joaquin FFA-1st
Abi Hooper, Joaquin FFA-2nd 
 
Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers:  Class 4
Wesley Wages, Center 4-H-1st 
 
Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers:  Class 5
Ethan Wood, Joaquin FFA-1st
Jake Neal, Joaquin FFA-2nd
 
Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers:  Class 6
Camille Greer, Shelbyville 4-H-1st 
 
Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers:  Class 7
Ethan Wood, Joaquin FFA-1st 
 
Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers:  Class 8
Jake Neal, Joaquin FFA-1st 
 
 
Division Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers:
Ethan Wood, Joaquin FFA- Grand Champion 
Ethan Wood, Joaquin FFA- Reserve Grand Champion
 
Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Heifers of Show:
Ethan Wood, Joaquin FFA- Grand Champion 
Tucker Gamble, Joaquin FFA- Reserve Grand Champion
 
 
Steer Sale Order:
• Megan Dunn, Center 4-H-Grand Champion purchased by Hawkeye Hunting Club for $6,500.
• Dawson Kay, Shelbyville 4-H-Reserve Grand Champion purchased by Farmers State Bank for $3,250.
• Abi Hooper, Joaquin FFA purchased by Joaquin Buyer’s Group for $3,249.
• Trey Harvey, Joaquin FFA purchased by 5-H Farms for $3,249.
• Ethan Wood, Joaquin FFA purchased by Joaquin Buyer’s Group for $3,249.
• Cralon Hughes, Joaquin FFA purchased by  Triple J Feed for $3,249.
• Justin Hooper, Joaquin FFA purchased by Cobb Hatchery, Timberlake Farms, Joaquin Quick Stop, Timpson Quick Stop, Nix Forest Industries, and Hopkins Wrecker Service for  $3,249.
• Lauren Neal, Joaquin FFA purchased by E-Z Simmental for $3,249.
 
We would also like to thank the following contributors:
 
Hawkeye Hunting Club
Shelby Savings Bank
G&G Logging
Farmers State Bank
Borders Poultry
Tyson
Wiggins Farms
McAdams Propane
Rick Campbell
Smith Sawmill Service
Hammer Equipment
Shelby Veterinary Associates
Atwood & Paula Kay
Diamond “H”
XTO
5-H Farms
Wal-Mart
County Judge Allison Harbison
Hunter Buildings 
General Shelters
Shelby Co. Farm Bureau
Bar “H”
Joaquin Buyer’s Group
Spartan Construction
Triple J Feed
Center Livestock Auction Barn
Fish & Still Equipment
Keith Oswalt Logging
Texas State Bank
Deep East Texas Electric Co-op.
Cobb Hatchery
Timberlake Farms
Nix Forest Industries
Joaquin/Timpson Quick Stop
Hopkins Wrecker
Heritage Land Bank
Payne’s Community News
Payne’s Rentals
Monco Motor Co.
Dixon Golden
Ihlo Sales
Dance Furniture
Center Glass 
State Farm Insurance/Chris Mayfield
Tammy Steptoe Realty
Dairy Queen
Dr. Clayton P. Windham
Farmers Insurance
Steel Building Supply
Morrison Insurance Agency
Watson Florist
Worsham’s Grocery
Dean’s Hardware
Bounds Insurance
Raymond Construction
Hudson Auto Parts
Nick Waters
Sabine State Bank
Center Tire Co
R&D Distributing
96 Equipment Inc.
Charles & Anne Eades
Chance & Julie David
Donald & Lois O’Rear
First Financial
JML Management
K&L Management
ULTRA
Few Ready Mix
Cockrell Farms
Toledo Finance Corporation
Ace Hardware
Harkness Litter Service
B&W Chipping
Toledo Automotive Supply
Shoop Insurance/Shoop Financial Services
E-Z Simmental
Texas Bank & Trust (San Augustine)
Mettauer Law Firm
Ward Animal Hospital
Odessa Link
Link Charolais
Judge Charles Mitchell
Center FFA
Timpson FFA
Shelby County 4-H
Joaquin FFA
Tenaha FFA
Shelbyville FFA
McDonald & Sons Hardware
Jack’s Saw Shop
Agriculture Education Day Sponsors:
J.C. McSwain Logging Contractors
Roscoe McSwain Logging
Raymond Construction, LLP
Center Tire Company Inc.
Center Livestock Auction Company
R&D Distributing, LTD
Boles Feed Company, Inc.
Woodmen Life Chapter 250
SGM Trucking (Stacy McSwain)
Texas Bank and Trust
Sabine Bank and Trust
Farmers State Bank
Shelby Savings Bank
 
The following individuals and businesses have graciously donated time, effort and materials to the success of our Livestock Show and Sale.  We would like to take this time to personally thank them for their continued support of the youth of Shelby County:
 
Tyson Foods
County Judge Allison Harbison
R&D Distributing
John Snider
Terry Allen
Will Lucas
Ed Johnson
Rick Campbell
Doyle Carter
Boo Klein
Scott Flowers
Paul Pustka
Shelby County Farm Bureau Board of Directors
Shelby County Sheriff’s Posse
 

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Photos and Video From East Texas on Display


 

 

 

 

 

 

East Texas on Display took place this past weekend in Timpson, TX at the Volunteer Fire Department. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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
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-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
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, 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
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
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
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
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, 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, 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
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
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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Sheriff's Office Investigating Murder Charges


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a murder that occurred March 5 at approximately 10 p.m. on County Road 3490 in Joaquin.
 
When deputies arrived on scene, 52 year-old Michael Lane Cordova of Joaquin, was found lying in a bed with multiple stab wounds to the left side of his abdomen, left thigh and left ankle.
 
Lisa Cordova, wife of the victim, told officers the two were involved in an altercation when Michael came home after bring at a fish fry and drinking alcohol. Lisa stated Michael was abusive to her and kicked her out of the bed. She stated she then grabbed a knife from the top of a nearby cabinet and stabbed the knife towards Michael. Lisa stated she was unable to see Michael because the room was dark, but that she did not believe she ever made contact with the victim.
 
Lisa told officers that Michael said, “You got me.” Lisa stated she went to watch television after it appeared Michael was through fighting.
 
The couple’s son, Michael Cody Cordova came home after the altercation. Lisa told officers that she put Michael Cody, who was also intoxicated, in the bed with his father. Michael Cody told officers that his mother woke him up some time later to inform him that his father was dead.
 
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3, Margie Anderson pronounced the victim dead at 12:01 a.m. March 6.
 
Lisa Cordova was charged with Murder (F-1) and is currently being held in the Shelby County jail on a $50,000 bond.
 
This case is under investigation and no further information is being released at this time.
 
 
 
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Joaquin Woman Arrested on Charges of Murder


 

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March 10, 2017-Early Release 11:30 am
 
March 13, 2017- Spring Break Begins
 
March 14, 2017-Baseball vs Woden Home Game 6:30 pm
 
March 15, 2017-Houston Livestock Show-Poultry
 
March 17, 2017-Baseball vs Martinsville Home Game 4:30 pm
 
March 20, 2017-Classes resume; Wildcat JH Relays in Mt. Enterprise; Houston
Livestock-Wool Judging
 
March 21,2017-Baseball in Gary 6:30 pm; TELPAS Gr 4; Houston Livestock-Vet
Tech
 
 
 
Tigers fall to hot shooting Grapeland
 
 
 
The Sandies seemed destined.  That's the take away from the boys Region III
tournament final that Grapeland won 99-83 over our Tigers.  After a fast
start by Grapeland, the Tigers scratched and clawed all game and made a run
in the fourth quarter.  But, as they had throughout the weekend, the Sandies
utilized timely shot making their way to the title.
 
 
 
For the Tigers, the season ends with a 29-4 record and our third consecutive
Regional final defeat.  Another great season of Tenaha Basketball is now
closed and our attention turns to the spring with Tiger Track and
Baseball... 
 
 

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Annual Founders Day Program


 

 
House of Refuge Apostolic Ministries Annual Founder’s Day Program.  Honoring Apostle William E Nash.  This year’s theme will be Year of the Rise.  Program will begin at 3:00 pm on Sunday March 12th.  Special guest speaker will be Pastor Alicia.  

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Men's and Women's Day Program


 

Sweet Union Missionary Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas invites everyone the annual Men’s and Women’s Day program on March 12th at 3:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. Women's speaker will be Sis. Nina Lewis.  Men's speaker will be Dea. Clifford Bell.  The message will be given by Rev. Curtis Archie of Est Liberty Baptist Church, in Center, Texas.

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Smyrna Youth Revival


 

Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church invites you to the Youth revival March 13th – 15th 7 pm each evening.

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10th Annual Health & Fitness Fair


 

10th Annual Health & Fitness Fair Presented by Cline Family Medicine will be held on Thursday, March 30th. The Healthcare committee of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 10th Annual Health and Fitness Fair. The fair is presented by, Cline Family Medicine, and sponsored by Nacogdoches Medical Center the Health and Fitness Fair is slated for Thursday, March 30 at the Windham Civic Center from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be several health related vendors with screenings and health information at the free event.  The Health and Fitness Fair's purpose is to educate Shelby County and the surrounding areas about health care resources available in the area and about their personal health. There will be a variety of health screenings available including glucose, cholesterol, bone density, spinal screenings, heart awareness, diabetes information, allergy testing information and vision.  The fair will host break out session speakers, Casey Lout, Affinity Hospice, topic "Hospice Care" and from CHI St. Luke's Health Dr. Chris Cantu, "Chiropractic Medicine" and LeAnne Anderson, "Diabetes Care". In addition, a mobile mammogram unit will be at the fair. All mammogram appointments must be made prior to Friday, March 24 by calling Daphne at 936-598-7744. There is a charge for the mammograms and most health insurance is accepted. Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be on site with a blood mobile taking donations, to sign up to donate please contact Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682.  Silver sponsors for the event are Pine Grove Nursing Center, Gaddy's Medical Equipment, Vision Source, Focused Care of Center, Holiday Nursing Center, East Texas Home Health and Hope Medical. Other supporting sponsors are Tyson Foods and Few Ready Mix, Kyle Coffin, DDS and the Windham Civic Center.  For more information, please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936)-598-3682

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SFA Jacks Win


 

With a fifth-straight Southland Conference title out of the question, the Stephen F. Austin men’s basketball shifted its agenda to laying claim to the best possible seed for the Southland Conference Tournament and honoring its senior duo of Dallas Cameron and CJ Williams on the final night of the regular season.
 
By using some hard-nosed defense, a big-time rebounding edge and a complete team effort, the ‘Jacks were able to do just that.
 
Leon Gilmore III put in 16 points - and brought the house down with a pair of highlight-reel dunks - Ty Charles finished with 15 and Kevon Harris added 14 more off of the bench as the ‘Jacks sent Cameron and CJ Williams off with a 64-56 win over Sam Houston State on senior night.
 
With the win, coupled with various results around the league, the ‘Jacks secured the number-three seed for the upcoming Southland Conference Tournament and will take the winner of sixth-seeded Lamar and seventh-seeded Nicholls on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas.
 
At no point did the ‘Jacks trail the Bearkats, who shot a paltry 3-for-23 (13-percent) from three-point range in the game. The home team also made use of a 41-26 rebounding edge to keep Sam Houston State’s second-chance attempts to a minimum. That allowed Cameron to cap a regular season career that saw the Pompano Beach, Fla., product lose just one conference home game - something only four other four-year seniors from around the nation can claim to have done at the end of this season.
 
“I’ve talked a lot about Dallas throughout the year, but there’s nobody else I would have rather had in my corner for my first season as a Division I head coach,” said SFA head coach Kyle Keller. “He has been such a great leader to this team and to have this team rally around each other after last Thursday night was special.”
 
There was no questioning the Bearkats’ willingness to fire away from three-point land in the first half. Making those long range baskets, however, was a difficult task to accomplish for Sam Houston State who finished 1-for-13 (7.7-percent) from that distance through the first 20 minutes of action.
 
The Bearkats’ imprecise touch from downtown allowed the ‘Jacks to up their lead to as many as 11 points in the opening frame. One of the major components for SFA’s success in the first frame was bench scoring - namely the points that came from Harris.
 
Wanting to make his elder teammate’s final result in William R. Johnson Coliseum one of the winning variety, Harris took it to the Bearkats from three-point land and from in close. The first of Harris’ four first-half field goals was a three-pointer from the near wing that broke a 9-9 deadlock with 12:11 to go in the opening stanza and pushed SFA ahead for good.
 
In all, Harris finished with 11 first-half points but the Bearkats took off on an 8-2 surge in the final 1:32 of the half to cut SFA’s lead to just five, 31-26, at the break.
 
Cameron put a charge into the Lumberjack faithful in the first 52 seconds of the final frame by drilling a pair of three-pointers that upped SFA’s edge to 37-26. Minutes later, a one-handed put-back dunk from Gilmore III handed the ‘Jacks their largest lead of the game, 41-27, with 17:17 left.
 
Although the Bearkats never held the lead, the ‘Jacks were never able to put their longtime Piney Woods rivals away for good. With 7:24 to go, Jamal Williams took to the sky and unleashed a two-handed put-back dunk of his own that shrank SFA’s lead to 52-49.
 
From there, however, Josh Huntley flexed his way inside and scored four-straight points for the ‘Jacks to give the home squad a 56-49 edge with 6:08 to go.
 
Sam Houston State never cut SFA’s lead to fewer than five points the rest of the way and the ‘Jacks put the game on ice by hitting four of their final six free throw attempts. With seconds remaining, Cameron checked out of the game to a standing ovation from the SFA faithful in attendance.
 
TJ Holyfield had 10 of the ‘Jacks’ 41 rebounds and Cameron finished with eight points for the ‘Jacks who shot 48.6-percent from the field in the win.

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Bossier Parish Bats To Hot For Panola In Game One


 

Panola College opened conference play last weekend and defeated Bossier
Parish Community College two out of three games.  BPCC won game one 9-1.
Panola responded and swept the double header on the road by score of 14-4
and 10-2.  With the wins Panola extends their overall record to 17-3 and
2-1 in conference play.  Panola travels to Angelina College on Thursday to
face of against the Roadrunners in a three game conference series.  Panola
will be back at home on Saturday March 11th for a double header vs
Angelina.  Game times are set for 1pm and 3pm.
 
 
 
Panola College watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a
9-1 loss to Bossier Parish on Thursdays game one of the three game
conference series.
 
 
Bossier Parish took an early lead in the second inning.  Zayas homered on a
0-1 count in the second inning, scoring two runs.
 
 
*Cayne Ueckert* took the loss for Panola.  He threw two innings,
surrendering five runs, five hits, and striking out five.
 
 
Home runs for Bossier Parish came when Wright homered in the sixth inning,
Frost homered in the third inning, Zayas homered in the second inning, and
Santiago homered in the second inning.
 
 
John Mike Bounds led Panola with two hits in three at bats.
 
 
Bossier Parish had ten hits in the game. Stegall, Zayas, and Santiago each
collected multiple hits for Bossier Parish.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Panola College Blows Out Bossier Parish In Game Two Thanks To Big Fourth
Inning
 
 
Panola College scored nine runs in the fourth on its way to a 14-4 victory
over Bossier Parish on Saturday in game one of the double header.
 
 
Panola took the lead with four runs in the third inning when *Duke Ellis*
doubled, driving in one run and *Colby Price* homered, driving in three
runs.
 
 
Panola scored nine runs in the fourth inning.  Panola scored on a
double by *Chandler
Morris*, a home run by *Cameron Jacobs*, a stolen base by *Austin Blakeley*,
and a single by *Colton Oberthier*.
 
 
*Logan Bailey* earned the win for Panola.  He pitched four innings,
allowing three runs, three hits, and striking out five.
 
 
Home runs for Panola came when Jacobs homered in the fourth inning, Price
homered in the third inning, and Blakeley homered in the fourth inning.
 
 
Home runs for Bossier Parish came when Bonds homered in the fifth inning,
Zayas homered in the second inning, and Stegall homered in the second
inning.
 
 
Panola collected ten hits.  Morris, Oberthier, and Price each collected
multiple hits for Panola. Price, Blakeley, and Jacobs each drove in three
runs to lead Panola.  Panola was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit
a single error. Oberthier made the most plays with five chances.
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Panola College Beats Bossier Parish By Eight Runs In Game Three To Take
The Series*
 
 
Panola College blew out Bossier Parish 10-2 on Saturday in game two of the
double header.
 
 
*Taylor Tomlin* earned the win for Panola.  He pitched five and two-thirds
innings, surrendering one run, five hits, and striking out four.  *Gannon
Reiswig* threw one and one-third innings, as two relievers helped Panola
finish off the victory.
 
 
Home runs for Panola came when *Cameron Jacobs* homered in the fifth inning
and *Julian Flores* homered in the seventh inning.
 
 
Panola collected 16 hits.  *Christian Boulware*, *Duke Ellis*, *Austin
Blakeley*, *Logan Bailey*, and *Colby Price* each collected multiple hits
for Panola.  Bailey, Blakeley, and Boulware each drove in two runs to lead
Panola.
 
 
Bossier Parish had seven hits in the game.  Zayas and Koch each collected
multiple hits for Bossier Parish.  Zayas went 3-for-4 at the plate as he
led the team with one run batted in.
 
 
 
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Weather Update


 

More rain. North of the I30 corridor and down to just North of IH20 is where the warm, moist air will clash with the cold air mass moving toward us. That is the area of severe weather concern for today. More light rain for our area. We may see another 1/4 of an inch as the rain moves from the SW of Houston area to the NE. Rain chances at 60% by mid afternoon.
 
 
Tomorrow that area of marginal risk does include the area where we live. Mostly strong winds, T-storms, some hail, and dangerous lightning. 90% chance of 1/2 to 3/4 inch of rain or more under the widely scattered storms.
Stay tuned to your favorite weather sources for up to the minute status.
More light rain is trending for the balance of this week and is expected to give us rain opportunities through Saturday.
    
   - Don't forget Sunday at 2:00 am, we lose an hour as we start our 2017 Daylight Savings Time. Sorry, but it's true   
 

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Crash Proves Deadly


 

March 3, at approximately 5:20 p.m., Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash on SH 84 about five and a half miles West of Joaquin.  The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2014 Kia Soul was stopped on SH 84 waiting to turn left into a private drive when it was struck from behind by a 2014 Kenworth truck tractor semi-trailer. After the initial collision, the truck tractor semi-trailer drove off the roadway to the right, overcorrected back to the left and subsequently overturned.  The driver of the Kia is identified as 17-year-old Baylee Brookshire from Logansport LA. Brookshire was reportedly transported to a hospital in Louisiana by private vehicle for precautionary measures.  The driver of the truck tractor semi-trailer was identified as 61-year-old Kenneth Wheeler from Sibley LA. Wheeler was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Margie Anderson at 6:15 p.m.  This crash remains under investigation.

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Shelby County Live Stock Sale Results


 

Grand Champion Steer Megan Dunn Center 4-H $6,500 Hawkeye Hunting Club
 
Grand Champion Swine Jarrett Page Timpson FFA $5,000 Shelby Savings bank/ G&G Logging
 
Grand Champion Goat April Ramsey Timpson FFA $2,600 Famers State Bank
 
Grand Champion Lamb Seth Shamblin Center FFA $2,900 Borders Poultry Supply
 
Reserve Grand Steer Dawson Kay Shelbyville 4-H $3,250 Farmers
 
Reserve Grand Swine Megan Gutermuth Center 4-H $2,750 Tyson
 
Reserve Grand Goat Wesley Wages Center 4-H $2,599 Wiggins Farm and McAdams Propane
 
Reserve Grand Lamb Kayleigh Scroggins Timpson FFA $2,250 Center Livestock Auction/Oswalt logging/Fish and Still
 
3rd place Steer Abi Hooper Joaquin FFA $3,249 Farmers/Joaquin Buyers Group
 
3rd place Swine Macey Hanson Timpson FFA $2,749 Hawkeye Hunting Club
 
3rd place Goat Holly Hughes Timpson FFA $2,598 Diamond H
 
3rd place Lamb Cara Searcy Timpson FFA $2,598 XTO Energy
 
4th place Steer Trey Harvey Joaquin FFA $3,249 5H Farms
 
4th place Swine Tyler Fleming Timpson FFA $2,748 Shelby Savings/General Shelters/Hunter
building supply
 
4th place Goat Keelie McDonald Timpson FFA $2,597 Farm Bureau 
 
4th place Lamb Jario Blanco Joaquin FFA $2,248 Bar H
 
5th place Steer Ethan Wood Joaquin FFA $3,248 Joaquin FFA Backers
 
5th place Swine Tanor Doggett Joaquin FFA $2,748 Joaquin FFA Backers
 
5th place Goat Kyle Bush Timpson FFA $2,548 XTO Energy
 
5th place Lamb Madion Fleming Timpson FFA $2,248 XTO Energy
 
6th place Steer Cralon Hughes Joaquin FFA $3,248  
 
6th place Goat Collin Vickers Joaquin 4-H $2,548 Borders Poultry
 
6th place Lamb John Weir III Joaquin FFA $2,248 DETEC/TX State Bank
 
7th place Steer Justin Hooper Joaquin FFA $3,248
 
7th place Swine Lance Holloway Center FFA $2,748 Borders Poultry Supply/ Gary Denah
 
7th place Goat Autumn Webb Joaquin FFA
 
7th place Lamb Justin Blanco Joaquin FFA $2,248 Group E
 
8th place Steer Lauren Neal Joaquin FFA $3,248 E-Z Sammental
 
8th place Swine Maddie Russell Center FFA $2,749 Wiggins Farm/McAdams Propane/ Shelby Savings/ General Shelters
 
8th place Goat Hannah Wages Center 4-H $2,548
 
8th place Lamb Selena Montes Center FFA $2,248 
 

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Shelby County Live Stock Show Rabbit Results


 

 
Grand Champion Fatima Romero Center 4-H $400.00
 
Reserve Grand Champion Katie Parrish Center FFA $350.00
 
3rd place Mallory Fausett Center FFA $300.00
 
4TH place Corey Denney Center FFA $250.00
 
5TH place Olivia Ford Tenaha FFA $200.00
 
6TH place Brannon Denby Center FFA $150.00
 
7TH place Rabbit Reanna Arndt Center FFA $100.00
 

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Basketball Scores


 

Tenaha loses to Grapeland 83-99.
 
Center loses to Argyle 47-45.
 
Shelbyville loses to Grapeland 68-86.

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Fillies Win!!!


 

The Fillies closed their regular season with a win over Paris Junior College, 84-67. With this win, the Fillies extended their win streak to 7 in-a-row, and placed third in Region XIV.
 
Sophomore night was nothing short of exciting as the Fillies scored 20 or more each quarter in last night's victory. In the first quarter, the Dragons of PJC battled and kept it close, 22-17. Every chance the Fillies had to stretch the lead, they took. But the Dragons would keep pushing back just as strong.
 
The Fillies forced 23 turnovers which was one of the key reasons they were able to take and keep their lead towards the end. The Fillies shot a whopping 45% on the night from the field and 31% from the 3-point line.
 
Four Fillies scored in double figures in the win. For Sophomore Tameal Jones she ended her last home game with a bang. Jones came away with a career high 14 points on the night going 4-6 from behind the arch. She also added 4 beautiful assists. Freshman Daria Eremeeva came away with her 3rd double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore Charlynn Perry also scored in double figures, putting up 13, and Freshman Patience Okpe finished the night with 12 points. Denasia Watson had a career high night, dishing the ball out for 7 assists.
 

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Panola men defeat Paris, claim conference title


 

 
 
 
Carthage, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated Paris
Junior College on sophomore day, 85-77. With the victory, Panola wins the
North Division of Region 14 owning the tie breaker over Tyler Junior
College and Trinity Valley Community College. Panola finishes the regular
season 23-7 and 15-4 in Region 14 play and increased their win streak to 10
games. “Again, we have different people step up every single night.”
Mentioned Head Coach Grant McMillan. “We talked about getting a first round
bye at the conference tournament all year long.” He added.
 
 
Panola found themselves down 18-15 with 13:17 remaining in the half. A
steady offensive output the rest of the half gave the Ponies a 46-37
halftime lead. Panola stretched their lead to as much as 14 points in the
second half but Paris didn’t go away. They cut the lead the three with just
under a minute to play before Keith Hayes made a layup to secure the
victory.
 
 
Leading the way for the Panola was Eric McGill and Devyn Wilson who netted
16 points apiece. Hayes netted four second half three pointers on his way
to 14 points. KJ Byers recorded a double-double scoring 12 points and
chasing down 10 rebounds. TJ Killings came off the bench and added 12
points. Panola recorded 22 assists and chased down 39 rebounds.
 
 
Panola is the two seed in this week’s Region 14 tournament. They play at
6:00 PM this upcoming Thursday, March 9th against the 1st round match
between Bossier Parish and Paris. All games are being played at
Jacksonville Independent School District gymnasium, former home of Lon
Morris.
 

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Heavy Equipment Vandalism Suspects Arrested


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On February 27, 2017, DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office was contacted by a construction company in reference to damage to their equipment on Blunt Mill Road in Logansport, LA.  Investigators responded to the area to collect evidence and document the damage.  Upon arrival, physical evidence was collected and the damage was documented.  Through investigation, detectives identified two suspects, identified as Dalton Shaw (W/M - DOB: 05/10/1999) of Keatchie, LA and Nicholas Ramsey (W/M - DOB: 07/03/1998) of Logansport, LA.  Both were interviewed and later arrested for 2 counts of Felony Criminal Property Damage over $50,000.  The estimated property damage is in excess of $250,000.  Both are currently being held at the DeSoto Parish Detention Center on $75,000 bond.
 
 
Dalton Shaw
 
 
 
Nicholas Ramsey

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Wayne Christian Gives a Statement


 

Commissioner Wayne Christian today released the following statement regarding Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) withdrawal of its information request for the oil and gas industry to provide information on equipment and emissions at existing oil and gas operations:
 
"After the November election, in an attempt to circumvent the will of the American people, the EPA and the Obama Administration put in place an unlawful methane data collection mandate that would have cost the oil and gas industry millions of dollars.  I applaud EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt for eliminating this costly mandate on our nation's energy producers that would have hurt jobs and prevented growth in our economy. It is time our national energy policy is based on sound science and not baseless speculation."

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Timpson City Council Meeting


 

 
Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the governing body of the above named City will be held on the 7th day of March 2017 at 5:30 pm. at the City Hall, 456 Jacob Street, Timpson, Texas, at which time the following subjects will be considered, to-wit:  
 
 
1. Discuss and possibly take action:  The Council will approve the financing of the Agenda Items 14, 15 and 16 from the February 21, 2017 meeting.  These were for the repairs to the culvert on Holly Street for $7,500 (Duplichain), repairs with the extension of a culvert and filling in of the ditch at Pecan and Marcus Streets for $25,735 (Angelina Excavating) and for the repairs to the waterline on Timpson Street for $13,890 (Duplichain).  These repairs total $47,125.  The City of Timpson will borrow against the 2 CD’s at Texas State Bank (31415 and 31416) for these projects at 2% over the CD rate for 12 months.
 
     
2.       Adjourn:
 
                         
The Council reserves the right to retire into executive session concerning any of the items listed on this agenda whenever it is considered necessary and is legally justified under the Open Meetings Act.
 
This facility is wheelchair accessible and wheelchair parking is available.  Requests for accommodations or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting.  Please contact the City Secretary at 254-2421 for further information or needed assistance.
 
This agenda is posted as required under Government Code Section 551.041.  For more information or for a copy of the open meetings act, please contact the Attorney General of Texas at 1-800-252-8011 or the City Secretary at 936-254-2421.
 
 
City of Timpson
 
 
__________________________________________
Debra Pate Smith, Mayor
 
 
 
 
Certification
 
I certify that the above notice of meeting was posted on the bulletin board in City Hall, 456 Jacob Street, Timpson, Texas and on the front door of the Timpson Police Department facing outside, on March 2nd, 2017 at 3:00 pm.
 
 
_________________________________________
Leslie Leathers, City Secretary
 
 
I certify that the attached notice and agenda of items to be considered by the City Council was removed by me from the bulletin board in the City Hall and from the front door of the Timpson Police Department on the _______day of, _______________2017.
 
 
 
___________________________________________
Leslie Leathers, City Secretary
 

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Two Arrested on Charges of Child Pornography


 

 
On February 17, 2017, a concerned subject contacted the investigations division in reference
to possible inappropriate contact on school property between a youth minister and a juvenile. An investigation was opened and detectives learned the suspected juvenile was actually a young adult; however, during the investigation, learned the contact had not been on school property.
 
Detectives located child pornography on cellular devices belonging to both individuals.  They have been identified as Zachary S. Almarode (W/M - DOB: 08/01/1991) of Stonewall, LA and Lauren Nicole Maschino (W/F - DOB: 06/29/1998) of Stonewall, LA.  Both Alamarode and Maschino were arrested and booked into the DeSoto Parish Detention Center for 2 counts of Possession of Child Pornography.  The investigation is still ongoing.
 
 
 
 
 
Lauren Nicole Maschino
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zachary S. Almarode
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Good Bye Fillies, Sophomores Leaving


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the last game of the season, the Fillies will honoring be 6 Sophomores. In one of the best seasons in 10 years, the following sophomores have been a great contribution to the success of the team.
 
Tameal Jones (13): Tameal was a 1 year Fillie, having transferred from UT-Tyler this past fall. She led her JV team in her 21 game appearances in assists and steals. This year for the Fillies Jones has played in 11 games and is averaging 4.1 PPG while shooting 90% from the free-throw line. She is a big time 6th man and is not only a point guard on the court, but off the court as well. She plans on continuing her basketball career at the next level, and plans to pursue a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Jones is a Tyler, Texas native, and is the oldest of 3 brothers and sisters.
 
Charlynn Perry (3): Charlynn Perry joined the Fillies after high school from LBJ, in Austin, Texas. In her first year as a Fillie, she averaged 7.1 PPG and shot 35% from behind the 3-point line while playing in 28 games, starting 8. This year, she has improved in her scoring, averaging 9.2 PPG playing in all 29 games. She boosted her career high this year to 21 points against Kilgore College. Charlynn plans on majoring in Kinesiology and continuing her basketball career.
 
Genesis Rivera (21): Genesis Rivera struggled in her first year as a freshman, due to a language barrier and a bit of shyness. Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, the Spanish speaking native emerged as a sophomore, becoming one of the Fillies leading scorers and rebounders. This year, she averages 12.9 PPG and is shooting 53% from the field and brings down 5.1 rebounds/game. Genesis has 482 points in her career as a Fillie. She plans on studying Journalism and continuing her basketball career.
 
Denasia Watson (12): Denasia Watson was dubbed the Captain of this year's team exemplifying great leadership on and off the court. In her first year as a Fillie, she didn't see much playing time but was still a key assets in what was to return the next year. This season, she has played in all 29 games, starting all but 1. She is averaging 6.6 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game as well. Watson plans on majoring in Kinesiology and Education while also continuing her basketball career.
 
Takyra Simpson (Manager): Takyra was the teams manager for one season and was in charge of team activities and organizing team practices. She took charge of supplies and was also a practice clock keeper. She plans on continuing her education while getting a degree in Business Administration. She will be walking in the Spring.
 
Shantivia Grey (Manager): Shantivia "TV" Grey is a two-year manager and was a great help to the team. She attended every single home and away game, and oversaw supplies and camera operations. She plans on continuing her education while majoring in Kinesiology and will be walking in the summer.
 
Please make sure to catch the last home game of the season, March 4th, at 2:00 p.m in A.J. Gymnasium. The Sophomores will be joined by friends and family as they walk on their home floor, one final time.

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McClelland Church Youth Group Garage Sale


 

The McClelland Church Youth Group will be hosting a Huge garage sale inside and out... rain or shine.... on Thursday, March 2 thru Saturday, March 4 from 8am-6pm.
 
The sale will be located at the Church in Shelbyville, just off Hwy 147 between San Augustine and Shelbyville. Look for the neon signs. Address is 519 CR 2571, Center, Tx.
 
Various sizes of clothes and shoes for women, men, and children. Scrubs, home decor, electronics, furniture, lots of kitchen items from microwaves to pizza makers. There is definitely something at this sale for everyone.
 
All proceeds benefited for the sale are going to the youth group to pay for their trip to the Piney-woods Youth Camp this summer. Donations are also welcome.
 
Please come out and help us support the efforts of bringing our youth closer to God.  Share with all your friends.

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Fillies Win!!!


 

 

 

 

 

 

Fillies traveled down to BPCC, and came up victorious 77-48.
 
In the last away game of the regular season, the Fillies came up with another win on their season, making them 22-7 overall and 13-6 in conference.
 
The Fillies were able to open the game on a 11-2 run and keep the pace throughout the game. BPCC tried hard on their sophomore night, but could not cut the lead any closer than 2 from the first basket. It would be all PC as they blew past the Caveliers.
 
Sophomore Genesis Rivera had a near double-double with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Sophomore Charlynn Perry added 13 points, and Denasia Watson and Stefany Lourenco both added 10 points to the scoreboard.
 
We are now heading into the final game of the regular season, and the last home game as well. This means Sophomore Night for the Fillies. On Saturday, March 4th at 2:00 p.m, we will be honoring 6 sophomores (2 managers and 4 players).
 
 

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Joaquin Man Dies in Accident


 

 
 
SHELBY COUNTY- Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers investigated yesterday evening a fatal auto-pedestrian crash on SH 84 in the City of Joaquin. The preliminary investigation indicates on Mar. 2, at approximately 8:35 p.m., a pedestrian, Joseph Olenik, 65, of Joaquin, was crossing SH 84 when he was struck by a westbound 1999 Toyota pick-up. Olenik was pronounced deceased at the scene at 9 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Margie Anderson. The driver of the pick-up has been identified as 68-year-old Charles Williams from Logansport, LA. Williams was not reportedly injured as a result of the collision. This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time. 
 

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More Shelby County Livestock Show 2017 Photos


 

 

 

 

 

Megan Gutermuth Reserve Grand Champion Market Swine

 

 

 

 

Jarret Page Grand Champion Market Swine

 

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Shelby County Livestock Show 2017


 

 

 

 

The Shelby County Livestock show 2017 was held yesterday.  The Sale will be held Saturday at the John D. Windham Civic Center in Center, Texas.  They will have a meal at 6:00 pm and live radio coverage will start at 7:00 pm on KQBB 100.5 FM.

 

 

 

Grand Champion Market Steer Megan Dunn & Reserve Champion Market Steer Dawson Kay

 

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Houston Boychoir to perform at Panola College


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Panola College invites the community to enjoy an afternoon of classic music
performed by the Houston Boy choir on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in the Q.M.
Martin Auditorium at 2:00 pm.
 
 
 
Houston Boy choir was established by the Houston Independent School District
in 1962 as The Singing Boys of Houston. Becoming an independent arts
organization in 1991, today Houston Boy choir continues to provide boys in
the Houston Metropolitan area with the exciting opportunity for vocal music
study and choral performance.
 
 
 
Houston Boy choir is a multi-tiered program from childhood to manhood, where
boys create lifelong friendships and a sense of community, building
character, developing life skills, and nurturing a lifelong appreciation
for the arts. Committed to developing choirs representative of the
diversity of the Harris County and greater Houston area they boast a strong
scholarship base. The musical repertoire is widely varied and draws on
literature from all styles, languages and periods of music history. Through
the mastery and public performance of their music, the choristers develop
discipline, confidence, and a loving understanding of art.
 
 
 
As the oldest organization of its kind for boys and music Houston Boy choir
sets the level of excellence for educational outcomes in children’s
performing ensembles. In addition to presenting concerts throughout the
city, Houston Boy choir also collaborates performances with the Opera in the
Heights, the Moores’ School of Music, Houston Bach Society, Hope Stone
Dance and many more, making Houston Boy choir vital to Houston's elite
artistic profile. It most recently performed Mahler's monumental 8th
Symphony with the Houston Symphony Orchestra.
 
 
 
As one of the country’s premiere boy choirs, HBC serves as ambassadors,
representing our city, state and nation during annual concert tours across
North America, and throughout Europe and Asia, South Africa and most
recently, Alaska. To learn more visit www.houstonboychoir.org.
 
 
 
            Sponsored by the *B.F. and Mary Payne Fund for the Preservation
of Texas Culture, *the program is free and no reservations are required. For
additional information, please call 903-693-2000.

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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
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-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, 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
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
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, 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, 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
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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Excelsior 2nd & 3rd Grade Celebrates Dr. Seuss's Birthday


 

 
Second and third grade students at Excelsior School celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss today. Teachers, Mrs. Alyson Porter and Mrs. Jennifer Cecil, hosted the party. The classes have been reading Dr. Seuss books all week and today, they created Dr. Seuss hats and celebrated with cake and snacks.  Dr. Seuss forever changed the way children’s books were written and continues to inspire generations.  Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
 
 
 

 

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SFA Basketball Results


 

North Western State University Demons stole the spirit from the SFA Lumber Jacks last night with a final Score Demons 72 Lumberjacks 67. The Lady Jacks won 80 - 67 against the Lady Demons.

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Open Hearts Benefit


 

The Open Hearts Benefit for Brooklynn Swann an 8-year-old girl with major heart problems will be held in the parking lot of Darrell’s BBQ in Center on March 3rd there will be a bake sale, March 4th A Vintage Resale. March 7th Brown bag lunch.  For More information, call 936-332-0060.

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Pastor's Anniversary Service


 

 
The Morning Glory New Life Worship Center in Center, TX is celebrating their Pastor’s Anniversary this Sunday March 5th at 3 pm with Special Guest Speaker Bishop Stanley Lawson of the Unity Tabernacle in Kilgore, TX. 

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Grass Fire in Center - UPDATED


 

 

 

 

 

At approximately 9:50 am today the Center Fire Department Responded to a grass fire located just off county road 1001. The Shelby County Sheriff department also responded to help with blockading the area and performing traffic control. The Center Fire Department put out the Fire and returned to the station about 12:30. According to the fire department someone had been burning early, thought the fire was out however the embers spread and caused a grass fire.
 
 
Updated
 
The Center Fire Department responded to the same location again today at about 1:50 pm. More to follow as it becomes available.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Orchestra of the Pines at Stephen F. Austin


 

The Orchestra of the Pines at Stephen F. Austin State University will present the program “With a Stroke of a Pen” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 6, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
 
The concert, which will feature the world premiere of “Fantasy: Beyond the Forest” by SFA music composition student Kyle Henkel of Argyle, includes a program of music in which each piece tells a story of suspect and mystery, according to Gene H. Moon, director of orchestras at SFA. Henkel is the winner of this year’s composition competition in the SFA School of Music.
 
“Many things in life have been done at the stroke of a pen,” Moon said. “Laws are written, poetry is created, and music is composed, all at the stroke of a pen. ‘With a Stroke of a Pen’ presents music with an intriguing backstory that shows how music either reinforces or even sends a message to its audience.”
 
Moon describes Henkel’s piece as “a unique work utilizing extended techniques on nearly all instruments, creating sonorities rather than melody, which evokes a pensive attitude toward his impressions.”
 
“It is a very eclectic work of daring instrumental capabilities that pushes the colors of the orchestral timbre and asks listeners to use their strongest imagination in understanding Henkel’s music,” he said.
 
Three selections that will surround Henkel’s work are Sergei Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kije Suite, the first movement of Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor, commonly known as the “Unfinished Symphony,” and Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp minor, known as “Farewell.”
 
“Each of these works has a unique story created either by the mishap of a pen stroke or by disguise through the same manner to convey a story,” Moon said.
 
The concert is a presentation of the College of Fine Arts and School of Music. Cole Concert Hall is located in the Tom and Peggy Wright Music Building.
 
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

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Center Livestock Market Report for March 1st


 

 
Center Livestock Market Report for March 1st
 
Cattle Sold: 266 HD
Sellers: 61
Buyers: 32
 
Steers:
150-300 LBS 1.20 TO 2.42
300-400 LBS 1.10 TO 1.90
400-500 LBS 1.23 TO 1.75
500 LBS & UP 1.00 TO 1.64
 
Heifers:
150-300 LBS 1.30 TO 2.12
300-400 LBS 1.10 TO 1.76
400-500 LBS .92 TO 1.47
500 LBS & UP .97 TO 1.35
 
Slaughter Cows: .20 TO .73
Stocker Cows: UP TO 1000.00$HD
Bulls: .70 TO .91
Pairs: UP TO 1400.00$
Baby Calves: 190.00$ TO 375.00$HD
 
Market quoted on Beef Cattle ONLY!!! Plain cattle prices will be lower!!!

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Panola men survive at Bossier Parish, 101-98


 

Bossier City, Louisiana – The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated
Bossier Parish Community College here Wednesday night, 101-98. With the
win, the Ponies raise their record to 22-7 and 14-4 in Region XIV play.
The victory pushes their win streak to nine games. “We had some moments in
the first half where we really clicked.” Head Coach Grant McMillan
mentioned. “Bossier kept fighting and we responded throughout the game.” He
added.
 
 
Panola took command from the jump and held a lead the entire first half.
The Ponies had a 21 point lead with just under nine minutes remaining and
found themselves ahead, 51-41 at halftime. Panola maintained their
double-digit lead the second half before Bossier mounted a run. With 4:04
remaining Panola held an 88-86 lead when Eric McGill netted a three pointer
to give them a five point lead. As the game wound down, Bossier had a
chance to tie the ball game on two free throws with 4.2 seconds remaining.
Bossier netted one free throw and fouled Marlon Taylor with 2.7 seconds
left. Taylor made both free throws to seal the victory.
 
 
Six separate Ponies scored in double figures and were led by Eric McGill
with 26. McGill netted five, three pointers and dished out nine assists. Tj
Killings and Marlon Taylor came off the bench and combined for 30 points.
Tope Arikawe added 14 points. Meanwhile, Keith Hayes and Devyn Wilson
scored 12 and 11 points, respectively. Panola assisted on 31 of their 35
makes on the night and shot 45 percent from the three point line.
 
 
Panola ends their regular season on sophomore night this upcoming Saturday,
March 4th as they host Paris Junior College. Tip-off is set for 4:00 PM on
the campus of Panola College.
 

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Bear Update


 

Middle School Twirlers - Congratulations to the Timpson Middle School twirlers recently selected for the 2017-18
school year. Attached is a photo.
 
Bella Alford
Kallie Solomon
McKenley Wynn
Kaitlyn Crockett
Giselle Manzano
Mackenzie Parks
Breanna Schubert
Chelsey Franks
 
Shelby County Livestock Show and Auction – Timpson ISD students will be showing at the Shelby County Livestock Show and Auction Thursday, March 2 at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Arena beginning at 10:00 a.m.  On Saturday, March 4 there will be a livestock auction at the John Dean Windham Civic Center.  Barbeque will be served at 6:00 p.m. and the auction starts at 7:00 p.m.  Attached is a schedule of events.
 
Congratulations to the softball team for their district win vs. Wells yesterday afternoon 16-0.
Timpson Independent School District

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Group Picture Shelbyville Basketball Team


 

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Regional Semi-Final Basketball Games


 

 
 
 
Center vs Argyle Friday March 3, 2017 6:00 pm Texas A&M University at The Lee Street Gym Commerce, TX
 
March 3, 2017-Tigers vs Itlay in Leon @ 7:30 pm; Early Release @ 1:00 pm
 
TENAHA TIGERS to REGIONALS
GAME TIME:  FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 AT 7:30 pm
FAN INFORMATION:
 
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 Shelbyville Dragons will play Friday, March 3 @ 5:00 pm vs Grapeland in Jewitt-Leon, TX in the 2A Regional Semi-Finals Tournament.
 
Shelbyville ISD will Early Release, Friday March 3 @ 1:00 pm for the
Basketball Playoff game

 

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UIL BOYS REGIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT


 

 
CISD will release early on Friday, March 3rd, to accommodate those
traveling to Commerce for the Regional basketball tournament.
 
Friday, March 3, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m.
Riders vs Argyle
Texas A&M - Commerce
 

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Four RBI Day For Boulware Leads Panola College Past Kellogg C.C.


 

 
Panola College traveled to Shreveport Louisiana on Tuesday to face off
Kellogg Community College from Michigan.  Panola won both games, 15-9 in
game one, and 4-3 in game two.  With the wins Panola now extends their
winning streak to 9 in a row and season record of 15-2.  Panola will be
back in Carthage on Thursday as they host Bossier Parish Community College
in the first round of conference competition.  Game time is set for 2pm at
Jim Reeves Memorial Field.
 
 
 
 
Panola College defeated Kellogg Community College 15-9 in game one of the
double header in Shreveport Louisiana thanks in part to *Christian Boulware*,
who drove in four runners.
 
 
An early lead helped propel Panola to victory.  Panola scored on a stolen
base by *Logan Bailey* in the first inning, a single by *Chandler Morris*
in the first inning, a walk by *Duke Ellis* in the first inning, a home run
by *Colby Price* in the second inning, and a home run by *Christian
Boulware* in the second inning.
 
 
Panola scored four runs in the fourth inning. The big inning was thanks to
another home run by Boulware and a single by *Andrew Pace*.
 
 
Kellogg C.C. scored seven runs in the fifth inning. The big inning for
Kellogg C.C. came thanks to a walk by Nate, a single by Briggs, an error,
and a groundout by Carpenter.
 
*Blaine Tomlin* earned the win for Panola.  He went one inning, giving up
two runs, two hits, striking out one, and walking one.
 
 
*Kyle Rogers* started the game for Panola.  He pitched three innings,
allowing zero runs, four hits, striking out two, and walking zero.
 
 
Home runs for Panola came when Price homered in the second inning and
Boulware homered in the second and fourth innings.
 
 
Panola collected 12 hits.  Morris, Ellis, Boulware, Price, and Pace each
collected multiple hits for Panola.
 
 
 
 
*Panola College Wins Back-And-Forth Affair Against Kellogg C.C In Game Two*
 
 
Panola College defeated Kellogg Community College 4-3 in a back-and-forth
affair on Tuesdays game two of the double header.  The game was tied at
three with Panola batting in the bottom of the sixth when *Christian
Boulware* homered sending a bomb over the center field wall.  Which would
end up being the deciding run in the contest.
 
 
Panola scored three runs in the fifth inning.  Panola scored on a
single by *Julian
Flores* plating one run and a two RBI single by John Mike Bounds .
 
 
*Gannon Reiswig* earned the win for Panola.  He pitched one inning,
surrendering zero runs, zero hits, striking out one, and walking zero.  *Jared
Blisset* recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Panola.
 
 
*Cole Clinton* started the game for Panola.  He tossed three innings,
surrendering one run, four hits, and walking zero.
 
 
*Colby Price* went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Panola in hits.  Panola
didn't commit a single error in the field.  *John Mike Bounds* had six
chances in the field, the most on the team.
 
 
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SFA Reports an Increase in Attendance


 

SFA has recorded a spring 2017 enrollment of 11,639, an increase from this past spring of almost 1 percent. Enrollment in Spring 2016 was 11,545. 
 
"While we are always happy to see an increase, we are particularly glad to see that new student enrollment has increased at both the undergraduate and graduate level," said Monique Cossich, executive director of enrollment management. "New undergraduate enrollment - including first-year and transfer students - is up 3.2 percent, and new graduate student enrollment is up 3 percent."
 
Enrollments increased in the following colleges: Business, up from 1,626 to 1,669; Fine Arts, up from 823 to 838; Forestry and Agriculture, up from 664 to 710; and Sciences and Mathematics, up from 2,060 to 2,130. Enrollments declined in the College of Education, from 3,895 to 3,866, and in Liberal and Applied Arts, from 2,477 to 2,426.
 
Increased admission standards were initiated in the fall of 2012. Since that time, the average ACT score of first-year students has increased from 21.4 to 21.9. The state average is 20.6. Due to changes in the format of the SAT, comparisons during this time period are not valid. 
 
Additionally, the fall 2016 first-time undergraduate retention rate of 71.4 was the highest in university history.
 
"This represents an 8 percentage point increase during the past five years," said Dr. Steve Bullard, provost and vice president of academic affairs. "Retention is an important factor in enrollment and a good indicator of student success."

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Tiger Daily Game Bus Information


 

 
 
 
Please visit our district web page for other details on our school: www.tenahaisd.com
(The calendar provides the most up to date events)
 
March 1, 2017-Texas History Month
March 2, 2017-Test Training; Texas Flag Day; HS Track-Groveton Relays
March 3, 2017-Tigers vs Itlay in Leon @ 7:30 pm; Early Release @ 1:00 pm
March 4-Texas A&M Judging Clinics
March 7, 2017-JH Track-Garrison Relays; Baseball in Mt. Enterprise 6:30 pm; TELPAS Gr 9-12
March 8, 2017-TELPAS Gr 6-9
March 9, 2017-HS Track-Garrison Relays; TELPAS Gr 5
March 10, 2017-Early Release
March 13, 2017- Spring Break Begins
March 14, 2017-Baseball vs Woden Home Game 6:30 pm
March 15, 2017-Houston Livestock Show-Poultry
March 17, 2017-Baseball vs Martinsville Home Game 4:30 pm
March 20, 2017-Classes resume; Wildcat JH Relays in Mt. Enterprise; Houston Livestock-Wool Judging
March 21,2017-Baseball in Gary 6:30 pm; TELPAS Gr 4; Houston Livestock-Vet Tech
 
THRILLER!  Tigers Advance to 11th Regional in 14 years
A motivated rival and a difficult night of shooting was not enough to keep the young Tenaha Tigers away from the Regional Tournament in Leon this weekend.  The Tigers “willed” their way back from a twelve point deficit to overcome a tough San Augustine Wolves team that had gained late season momentum after starting district play 2-4.  The Wolves were hot from the field most of the night while the Tigers, who normally hit anywhere from 8-12 three point shots per game, were held to just two makes from beyond the arc until the final three minutes.  In the end the Tigers surged to a 74-70 win and will advance to Leon HS for the Regional Tournament for the third straight year and it will be Tenaha’s fourth straight Regional appearance and the 11th in the last 14 years.  Amazing.
 
Shout out to the Tiger Nation
Make no mistake Tiger Fans!  You had a huge impact in last night’s comeback win.  Great job keeping the faith and making some noise to spur our boys along!!! Keep it up!  We will need the whole army in Leon. 
 
Tigers to Face Italy in Region Semis
Tenaha will take on Italy in the Region Semi-final Friday night at 7:30 PM.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.  Stay tuned to the Tiger Alert for information about fan buses and game information. 
 
 
Text Box: TENAHA TIGERS to REGIONALS
GAME TIME:  FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 AT 7:30 pm
FAN INFORMATION:
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 54 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 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. Tickets will be on sale Saturday morning at 8 am in the high school office.  The bus will return to Tenaha immediately following the game.  Both trips will be non-stop.

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Dragon Basketball Update


 

The Shelbyville Dragons will play Friday, March 3 @ 5:00 pm vs Grapeland in Jewitt-Leon, TX in the 2A Regional Semi-Finals Tournament.

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Catholic Mass Ceremonies


 

9 am today at the Saint Mary of the Epiphany in Timpson - English Mass

 

6 pm tonight at the Saint Mary of the Epiphany in Timpson - Spanish Mass

 

7:30 pm tonight Spanish Mass at St. Therese

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