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Today's News 9-29-17


 

 

 

 

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Joaquin City Council Meeting


 

The City Council of Joaquin will meet in special session Monday, October 2, 2017
 at 10: 30 a.m. at The Joaquin City Hall located at 124 North Preston, Joaquin, Texas.
 
ORDER OF BUSINESS
 
1. Call to order, establish quorum & welcome guest.
2. Discussion and Council Action on possible addition of temporary part–time Public Works staff.
3. Adjournment.  

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DeSoto Parish Crime Stoppers Felon of the Week Program


 
DeSoto Parish Crime Stoppers Felon of the Week Program is asking for the public’s help in locating/identifying suspect(s) wanted from DeSoto Parish Area.
 
George R. Gilchrist of Nacogdoches, Tx. Gilchrist is wanted for Residential Contractor Fraud.
Gilchrist is described as a white male, 5’11” tall and weighing 250lbs. Gilchrist is 32 years of age. 
 
DeSoto Parish Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1000.00 for information that results in the suspects arrest, anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers line at 1-800-505-STOP(7867) all calls are confidential or contact the Desoto Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318)872-3956. Capt. James Clements 

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Today's News 9-28-17


 

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Weather Update


The weak cold front is just beginning to pass thru the area with a wind
shift to a flow from the NNE at 8mph. Our temperatures will begin to
moderate into the mid 80's once it passes late today with temperatures in
the 60's during the evening hours. The only exceptions will be North of I30
where the temps will be 6-8 degrees cooler.
 
Next week we will see the temperatures once again building due to a upper
ridge reestablishing itself over us.
 
No rain for the next 7-10 days due to this dry air HIGH Dome settling in.
 
This extreme dry condition is setting up to likely be the *driest September
on record for the Upper Deep East Texas Region.* The regional drought
monitor shows increasing drought conditions across the area. A major shift
from September 19 through the 26th into the expansion of the dry conditions
over our area. The winds and hot sun are creating rapid moisture extraction
from our soils, grasses, trees, and plants.
 
*THE TROPICS*
 
 
   - Hurricane *MARIA* is beginning to decline due to the progression into
   the cold waters of the North Atlantic.
   - Hurricane *LEE* has joined the major hurricanes of the season, but is
   turning North as it follows a line South of Maria and its impact will be
   heavy rain & wind in Europe.
   - A depression South of Florida is expected to develop into a Tropical
   Depression or possibly a Tropical Storm by the weekend. impact the far
   Southern Gulf and the main projected course is for  the Eastern Florida
   coastal region(orange *X*)
 

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Bus Wreck in Nacogdoches


 

The Nacogdoches Police Department is investigating an early morning traffic accident that involved a Nacogdoches ISD school bus.
 
The accident occurred at 7:02 a.m. this morning at the intersection of NE Loop 224 and the Appleby Sand Road.
 
A 2014 Thomasbuilt school bus, driven by James Young, 70 of Nacogdoches was stopped for a westbound red traffic signal at NE Loop 224 and Appleby Sand. When the light turned green, the bus was struck from behind by a 2001 Acurra, driven by Arthur Pruitt II, 29 of Nacogdoches. The accident resulted in the Accura being partially lodged under the rear of the bus.
 
The driver of the Accura was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The school bus had 20 high school students on board and no injuries to any bus passengers were reported at the scene.
 
Nacogdoches Fire and Rescue, Nacogdoches Ambulance Service, Nacogdoches ISD Police and NISD Administration all responded to the accident.
 
 

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Road Closure Due to Construction Update


 

 

UPDATE 9-29-17

 

The section of County Road 2545 that was being repaired has been reopened, according to Shelby County Commissioner Precinct 2 Jimmy Lout.  

 

 

9-28-17

 

County Road 2545 has a closure on in 1 mile from the Highway intersection on Boles Field Road FM 3471 according to Shelby County Commissioner Precinct 2 Jimmy Lout.  They are currently working on repairing some bridges and hope to have it open again tomorrow 9-29-17. 
 
 

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DeSoto Parish Felon of the Week


 

DeSoto Parish Crime Stoppers Felon of the Week Program is asking for the public’s help in locating/identifying suspect(s) wanted from DeSoto Parish Area.
 
Kevin D. Shockley of Shreveport, La.  Shockley is wanted for Monetary Instrument Abuse. Shockley is described as a white male, 5’8” tall and weighing 200lbs. Shockley is 38 years of age.
 
DeSoto Parish Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1000.00 for information that results in the suspects arrest, anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers line at 1-800-505-STOP(7867) all calls are confidential or contact the Desoto Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318)872-3956. Capt. James Clements 
 

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DooDah Parade Photos


 

 

 

 

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City of Timpson Budget Workshop


 

The City of Timpson will hold a workshop today from 5-6 p.m. to discuss the General Budget, and then at 6 p.m. they will meet to decide whether to pass the General Budget with or without the Police Department.

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Danny Paul Windham invites you to the DooDah Parade


 

Danny Paul Windham invites the public to attend today's DooDah Parade at 4:30 p.m. around the Center City Square.

 

 

 

 

 

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Special Tenaha City Council Meeting


 

Tenaha will have a Special called City Council Meeting scheduled for this Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 10 a.m.
 
Agenda:
 
Notice is hereby given that a special called meeting of the governing body of the City of Tenaha will be held on Saturday – September 30, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m. in the City Hall Council Meeting Room located at 238 N. George Bowers Drive in Tenaha, Texas. If during the course of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda should be held in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code Section 551.101 and Texas Revised Civil Statues.
 
 
Order of Business:
 
1. Call to Order & Roll Call
 
2. Welcome Guests / Public Comment
 
3. Re-Visit, Revise and Discuss Tabled Agenda Item #9 from Regular Scheduled Meeting on 9/25/2017 -  FYE 2017-2018 Budget
 
4. Consider Approval of FYE 2017-2018 Budget - ACTION
 
5. Discuss and Consider Approval of 2017-2018 Tax Rate of .232800 per $100 - ACTION 
 
6. Adjourn
 
 

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10 Day Weather


 

   - *Plenty of Sunshine especially during the mid days of the period.*
 
   - *UV rays will be high and require protection if outdoors.*
 
   - *Our temperatures will drop into the mid 80's during the daylight
   hours & 60's during the evenings.*
 
   - *Winds will be a little gusty during the day to about 10 mph from the
   North & Northeast, but will die back at night.*
 
   - *Humidity returns, but will be more near normal making our "feels
   like" temps only a few degrees above the actuals.*
 
   - *Rain - We will have a weak cold front today that will bring us a
   small 30% chance, but not much more than ".02" spot your car drops of rain.
   About like the dew we have been having each morning.*
 
   - *Clouds - Some occasional passing clouds, but mostly lots of SUN*
 
 
*Some other weather facts*
 
    *Days are getting shorter incase you have not noticed.*
 
 
 Moon Phases
 
 
 
Time Change is Coming on November 5th
 
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*Fall back time change date? (MARK YOUR CALENDAR)*
 
*2 AM on Sunday the 5th of November Daylight Savings Time ends and
Standard Time begins.*
 

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Center Fire Department Gets a New Jaws of Life


 

 

The Center Fire Department has recieved a new jaws of life as a donation from an anomyous benifactor, their old pair will be used as a spare occording to Center Fire Chief Keith Byndom.

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Commissioners Meeting - UPDATED


 
Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 29th day of September, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in the Community room 2nd floor at 200 San Augustine Street, Center, Shelby County, Texas to deliberate and consider action on the following items:
 
1. Approve and pay weekly expenses and amend budget line items accordingly.
 
2. Discuss and possibly Approve Juvenile Probation to have the roof of looked at due to a leak. 
 
3. Adjourn.

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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 26TH day of September 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 Subchapters and Sections:
 
 
 

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CITY OF TENAHA REGULAR CALLED COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA


CITY OF TENAHA REGULAR CALLED COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

September 25, 2017

 

Notice is hereby given that a special called meeting of the governing body of the City of Tenaha will be held on Monday – September 25, 2017 at 5:15 p.m. in the City Hall Council Meeting Room located at 238 N. George Bowers Drive in Tenaha, Texas. If during the course of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda should be held in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code Section 551.101 and Texas Revised Civil Statues.

 

Order of Business:

  1. Call to Order & Roll Call

  2. Pledge and Prayer

  3. Welcome Guests / Public Comment

  4. Consider Approval for August 28, 2017 Regular Scheduled Meeting and September 5, 2017 Special Called Meeting Minutes. - ACTION

  5. Consider Approval for August 2017 Financials. – ACTION

  6. Acknowledgement and Presentation of Proclamation to the Tenaha Citizens For Their Rescue Efforts To People Affected By The Devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

  7. Discuss and Consider Approval of 2017-2018 Tax Rate of .232800 per $100. – ACTION

  8. Discuss and Consider Approval To Purchase Welcome Signs for the City Entrances. - ACTION

  9. Review, Discuss and Consider Approval of 2017-2018 Budgets. - ACTION

  10. Discuss and Consider Approval to Schedule or Reschedule the November and December Regular Council Meeting

    1. Move the regular November Council meeting from the fourth Monday (11/27) to Monday, November 20th - ACTION

    2. Determine if a December regular meeting will be scheduled and set the date prior to the fourth Monday. – ACTION

  11. Discuss and Consider Approval To Establish A School Zone w/ Flashing Lights Set Up For Highway 59 and Surrounding Streets – ACTION

  12. Discuss and Consider Approval of Resolution 2017-09-25-1R Authorization to Join With a Coalition of Municipalities as Part of the Cities Advocating Reasonable Deregulation (CARD) to Review SWEPCO’s Request to Reconcile Fuel Costs in a Proceeding Pending Before the Public Utility Commission of Texas. - ACTION

  13. Discussion On Organizing the Tenaha 2017 Christmas Parade.

  14. Discussion Regarding Compensation for Council Members

  15. Discuss and Consider Approval To Purchase Speed Bumps To Place on N. Railroad. - ACTION

  16. Re-visit and discuss the Booker T. Washington Park status.

    1. Put in Place A Park Reservation Process/Form for the Public To Use - ACTION

  17. Closed Session

    1. Per Section 551.071 (Attorney Consultation) – Contemplated Litigation – ACTION may be required

    2. Per Section 551.074 (Personnel Matters) – Darren Gray Re-Evaluation of Job Description and Job Title

  18. Return to Open Session.

Council to make motion (if necessary) pertaining to outcome of closed session topics

  1. Department Head Reports

  2. Council Comments

  3. Adjourn

 

This notice was posted at 12:30 p.m. Friday – 9/22/2017 and sent to East Texas Press, Inc., The Light & Champion, Shelby County Today, and KDET.

 

Sheryl R. Clark - City Secretary

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Shelby County Commissioner's Court Meeting 9/25/17


Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 25th day of September, 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 weekly expenses.

  2. Approve Officers Report.

  3. Public Comments on the Agenda

  4. Approve and adopt 2017-2018 budget.

  5. Approve and adopt 2017-2018 tax rate.

  6. Take action to disperse Child Safety Fee Funds.

  7. Proclamation declaring October 1-7 2017 as 4-H week.

  8. Take action on Janitorial Service

  9. Appoint Florencio Singson as local Health Authority for Shelby County.

  10. Adjourn.

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Timpson City Council Meeting


 

Timpson City Council meeting tonight at 5:30 p.m.

 

 

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Sabine Co. Crash


 

SABINE COUNTY, TX – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers
investigated a one vehicle fatality crash late last night 9-18-17 on SH 87 at approximately
11:25 p.m., about one mile south of Hemphill.
 
The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee was
traveling north on SH 87. Investigators said the driver drove over into the
southbound lane of SH 87, overcorrected to the right, then back to the left where
the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.
 
The driver of the Jeep was identified as Ashley Ener, 22, from Hemphill, TX. Ener
was pronounced deceased at the scene by a Sabine County Justice of the Peace.
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at
this time.

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Weather Update


 

Wow! A Very unexpected rain...NOT what I would call light rain! when it is
raining at 5.10 inches per hour rain rate. 12 MPH wind. and over 1/2 inch
in the ole rain bucket. These sea breeze and cold mixes generated one of
those pop up storms.  When lots of humidity collides with a upper air Low,
this is what you get and if you are under the tallest clouds...lots of
water can be squeezed out. All this started way down in Houston.....
 
*Our Atlantic Storms*
*Jose* (In Yellow) is finally about to exit East away from the Atlantic
Coast of the US as a tropical storm on Wednesday of this week.
 
Tracking almost an identical path is Hurricane (*MARIA*). It is expected to
become a CAT 4 hurricane by the time it reaches Haiti on the 21st.
 
 

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GOLDEN HARVEST MINISTRIES CLUB MEETING PHOTOS


 

 

 

 

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Sons of Confederate Veterans Meeting


 

"Monday, September 25, 2017 - The Capt. Jesse Amason Camp # 282 Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold their regular monthly meeting September 25, 2017 at the Las Margaritas Restaurant, 110 Nacogdoches St., Center at 6:30 PM.  Come join us as we honor our Confederate Ancestors!  

 

 

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Joaquin City Council Meeting


 

The City Council of Joaquin will meet in regular session Tuesday September 19, 2017
 
6:30 p.m. at The Joaquin City Hall located at 124 North Preston, Joaquin, Texas.
 
ORDER OF BUSINESS
1. Call to order, establish quorum & welcome guest.
2. Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance.
3. Open Forum.
4. Council approval of the previous month’s minutes.
5. Monthly Reports:
a. City Secretary-Report – Update GLO procurement Grant funds.
b. Utility Billing Manager
Report  --Monthly receipts
c. Public Works Manager
Update -- Sewer Plant Rehabilitation.
d. Water Department
Updates—Ongoing Water Projects.
6. Discussion & Council Action on Payment of Bills.
7. Discussion & Council Action on adoption of proposed tax rate ( 0.337400 per $100 of value).
8. Discussion & Council Action on approval of City of Joaquin 2017-18 Budget.
9. Discussion & Council Action on establishment of reserve banking account.
10. Adjournment.
 
 
 
 
 

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Shelby County Commissioners Court Meetings


 

Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 20th day of September, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Community room 2nd floor at 200 San Augustine Street, Center, Shelby County, Texas to deliberate and consider action on the following items:
 
1. Approve and pay weekly expenses.
 
2. Discuss and possibly approve a monetary donation from Shelby Saving Bank and Farmers State Bank to purchase 10 sewing machines for the 4-H Textiles project. 
 
3. Adjourn.
 
 
 
Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 20th day of September 2017 at 11:15 a.m. in the Community Room 2nd floor of the Shelby County Courthouse at 200 San Augustine Street, Center, Shelby County, Texas to deliberate and consider action on the following items:
 
1. Public hearing on the budget for 2017-2018.
 
2. Adjourn.

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Missing Teenager UPDATED


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE:

 

The Shelby County Sheriffs Office has received information that Monica Marie Carter is in Mexico.  Carter was carried across the border by 29 year-old Tommy Riley, JR and his father, Leo Riley.

 

 

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Monica Marie Carter.
 
Carter is described as a 16 year-old white female, 5’4” and approximately 200 pounds. She has brown hair, brown eyes and tattoos on both wrists. 
 
She was last seen at her residence located at 673 East Saddle Street, Lot #5 in Joaquin on Sept. 11 around midnight.
 
Anyone with information on Carter’s whereabouts is urged to contact Lt. Kevin Windham at the SCSO at (936) 598-5601. 
 
Leah Chase
SCSO Media Relations
 
 

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Air Show


 

 
The 12th Annual Jasper Air Show will be held on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st at Jasper County Bell Field Airport on Highway 190 West. Gates open both days at 9:00 a.m. for air show fans to see the aircraft, and the aerial portion of the show begins at 12:00 noon on Saturday and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.
 
Returning to this year’s show is world renowned aerobatic pilot Skip Stewart and his highly modified plane known as “Prometheus”. Also returning is the World War II B-25 bomber known as “Devil Dog”, which was recently on national news for flying supply missions into the hurricane disaster zone. Other World War II aircraft include the Japanese Tora Tora Tora flight and a P-51 Mustang.
 
Aerobatic performers this year include Jeremy Holt in his Skybolt, Spanky Gallaway in his Extra, Randy Henderson in his Texas-T-Cart, Gene Soucy in his Sho Cat, Mike Mower in his Helio Courier, and Kyle Franklin in his Piper Cub.
 
Also returning to the show this year will be the ReMax Real Estate Skydiving Team, and the Beaumont Radio Control Club.
 
Visitors can choose from a huge variety of food booths along hangar row, and children will enjoy the many activities for them on the ground, including the Mooney Fun Jumps.
EAA Chapter 1356 will provide FREE Young Eagle flights to children ages 7-17 from 9:00 to 11:30 Saturday and from 9:00 to 12:30 on Sunday with waiver signed by guardian.
*Flights are available in the B-25 bomber for $395.00 per person. This money is used by the Commemorative Air Force to maintain and preserve the historic aircraft in their fleet. To reserve a seat or for information, contact KJAS at 409-384-2626.
 
**AVIATORS NOTE: Fly-ins welcome! Contact air boss on 122.800 for landing instructions and marshals will taxi you to parking. Purchase armbands at ticket booth on south end of hangar row. NOTAM Saturday 11:30, NOTAM Sunday 12:30 
 
Armbands available in advance at KJAS, located at 765 Hemphill Street in Jasper, or at the gate:
 
Age 18 and up - $20.00               Age 13 to 17 - $10.00
Age 4 to 12 - $5.00                Age 3 and under – FREE
 
For more information, visit www.jasperairshow.com

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Joaquin ISD Seeks Bus Drivers


 

Joaquin ISD is accepting applications for substitute bus drivers.  Please see our website, www.joaquinisd.net and click on the employment opportunities tab to start the application process that requires the creation of a username and password.  Then be sure to apply to the substitute bus driver position.  School bus drivers are required to have a CDL and S endorsement along with a 20 hour initial certification course.
 
Information can also be found on the Region VII ESC website.
 

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Crash in Angelina County


 

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to a report of a three vehicle crash this morning 9-12-17 at approximately 9:12 a.m. on US 69 at FM 1818.  
 
The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2013 Toyota passenger car traveling north on US 69 struck a 2012 Dodge pickup from behind that was turning left onto FM 1818. After the initial collision the Dodge truck struck a 2016 Honda SUV that was traveling south on US 69.
 
The driver of the Toyota was airlifted from the scene by helicopter and transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries. The identity of the driver is not available for release pending notification of their next of kin.
 
The driver of the Dodge pickup is identified as Randall Peck, 59, from Diboll.  Peck was not reported as being injured during the crash.  The driver of the 2016 Honda is identified as Amy Chance, 46, from Beaumont.  Chance was also not reported as being injured during the crash.  
 
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

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Crash in San Augustine Co


 

SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TX – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Troopers investigated Saturday a head-on two vehicle fatality crash on US 96
about four miles north of San Augustine.
 
The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 6:50 p.m., a 2008
Toyota passenger car was traveling north on US 96 in the southbound lane when
the vehicle crested a hill and struck a southbound 2007 Dodge truck.
The driver of the Toyota was pronounced deceased at the scene and identified as
Anita Reed, 53, from San Augustine.
 
The driver of the Dodge is identified as Manuel Garcia, 40, from Stowell, TX.
Garcia was transported from the scene to CHI St. Luke’s Hospital in San
Augustine for treatment.
 
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at
this time.
 

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911 Memorial Ceremony Video


 

 

 

 

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Center City Council Meeting


 

There will be a Center City council meeting tonight at 5:00 p.m. at the Center City Hall.

 

Click here to see the agenda:

 

 

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Jury Duty Cancelled for 273rd District Court


 

THE JURY THAT HAS BEEN SUMMONED FOR
 
"MONDAY", SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
 
FOR THE 273rd DISTRICT COURT
 
HONORABLE JUDGE CHARLES R. MITCHELL
 
PRESIDING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE SCHEDULED
 
CASES BEING RESOLVED OR PASSED.
 
ANYONE RECEIVING A SUMMONS FOR THAT DAY IS RELEASED
 
FROM JURY SERVICE UNTIL THEY RECEIVE A FUTURE
 
SUMMONS. 

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Commissioner's 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 11th day of September, 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 August 7, 2017 Budget Workshop, August 14, 2017 Regular meeting, the August 14, 2017 Budget Workshop, August 28, Special meeting, and August 31, 2017 Special meeting, of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court.
 
2.  Approve and pay the weekly expenses.
 
3. Approve Officers’ Report.
 
4. Public Comments on Agenda items.
 
5. Approve the 2018 Holidays for 2018.
 
6. Discuss and possibly approve placing Courthouse Security monitor in the foyer.
 
7. Approve and set the Sheriffs’ and Constables Fees for 2018.
 
8. Discuss and possibly take action on Janitorial Services.
 
9. Steve Smelley with the Way Companies to present information to the Commissioners Court regarding Energy Sustainability of the County Buildings and request authorization to perform an Energy Audit of the County Buildings at no cost to the County and present an action plan of their findings to Commissioners Court.
 
10. Discuss and possibly approve the County Auditor to conduct audit of District Attorney Forfeiture / Seizure funds per code of criminal procedure 59.06(g).
 
11. Tonia Epperson to address the court regarding CR 4840.
 
12. Steve Justice to address the court regarding CR 3215.
 
13. Ajourn.
 

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Radio News 9-7-17


 

 

 

 

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Flags at Half Staff on 9-11


 

Monday, September 11th, 2017 is Patriot's Day when we remember those lost in the terrorist attack in 2001.  US Flags (and any flying with) are to be lowered to half-staff at sunrise on this day and be raised at sunset.  If lowering at sunrise is not possible please lower the night before.  If you
fly a flag that cannot be lowered you can still show respect for the day by tying a black ribbon or cord to the top of the staff.  Flag owners are also encouraged to inspect their flags and replace those that are no longer fit to fly.  If you do not have a replacement it is always better to take down
the damaged flag until a new one can be obtained.
 
 
 
 

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Boil Water Notice Lifted for N.E.W. Water Supply


 

The boil water notice has been lifted for the N.E.W. water supply.  

 

For the Official Notice Click Here:

 

 

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Tropical Storm Katia


 

--A tropical depression that formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday has
strengthened overnight to become Tropical Storm* Katia* by Wednesday
morning. With maximum wind speeds of 40 mph, it is currently located off
the East coast of Mexico.
 
Fortunately, the storm is moving very slowly and is predicted to remain
offshore on Friday morning,  the National ?Hurricane ?Center? said, but could hit Mexico by the weekend.
 
It will lead to heavy rain and flooding in eastern Mexico and the NHC said that a tropical storm watch could be issued for parts of the state of Veracruz later on Wednesday.
 

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Shelter Count From Nacogdoches


 

As of noon on September 5th, 2017 there were 77 at the Nacogdoches Civic Center and 25
evacuees at the Nacogdoches Recreation Center.
 
 

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VFW POST 8904 REMEMBERS SEPTEMBER 11, 2001


 

Those who we lost on September 11, 2001, will forever hold a cherished place
in our hearts and in the history of our nation. By a joint resolution
approved December 18, 2001, (Public Law 107-89), Congress authorized the
president to designate September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day" to
perpetuate the memory of those who perished in the attack on America and to
pursue peace and justice in the world and security at home.
 
Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary
invite the citizens of Shelby County to join them at their annual Patriot
Day Observance, Monday, September 11th, 2017 at the Veterans Memorial
located on the grounds of the Historic Shelby County Courthouse.  The
program will begin at 10:00 am and include prayer, Pledge of Allegiance,
remarks by Center Fire Chief Keith Byndom, Shelby County Sheriff Willis
Blackwell, Center Chief of Police Jim Albers and Jessie Griffith of ACE EMS,
and a memorial wreath laying.  The program will be closed with the playing
of Taps.
 
If you cannot join us we urge all citizens to take a moment to remember the
over 3000 innocent people who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
Sacrifice is meaningless without remembrance.  America's collective
consciousness demands that all citizens recall and be aware of the deaths of
their fellow countrymen. Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunup
until sunset on Monday, September 11th, 2017.  More information contact Post
Quartermaster Larry Hume, at 598-2976.
 
 

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Well Safety


 

The Water Quality Association (WQA) recommends well owners consider disinfecting their wells if affected by severe flooding. Wells and plumbing systems should always be disinfected if the well or pump room has flooded.
 
It is also possible that bacteria and other organisms may be introduced into a well or plumbing system when repair or maintenance occurs. Wells and plumbing systems should always be disinfected following new construction or repair.
 
The WQA Modular Education Program trains all certified professionals on disinfection methods, and all members have access to the steps of well disinfection in the WQA Knowledge Base. Residents can contact a local water treatment professional for information and help on disinfecting wells or water treatment systems. Visit WQA’s website for a searchable database:  http://www.wqa.org/find-providers or Texas WQA at: https://twqa.org/.
 
 

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Sheriff's Office to Aid Hurricane Victims


 

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is still accepting donations for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Donations will be accepted until 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8. 
 
The donations will be carried to the Vidor area Saturday, Sept. 9. Items needed included cleaning supplies - bleach, clorox wipes, garbage bags, paper towels, brooms, fans, non-perishable food items, feminine products, diapers, baby wipes, juice boxes, body wash, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.
 
At this time, we are not accepting any more clothes.  If you have any questions, please contact Leah Chase at (936)598-5601 or (936)572-0423.

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Hurricane Irma


 

 

 

 

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Football Scores


 

Shelbyville 23

Elkhart 40

 

 

Timpson 45
West Sabine 6
 
 
Joaquin 22
Tenaha 23
 
 
Hemphill 22
San Augustine 34
 
 
Center 21
Rusk 48
 
 
Carthage 49
Gladewater 7
 
 
Redwater 14
Elysian Fields 36
 
 
Overton 9
Union Grove 41
 
 

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Speed Limit Change on HWY 7 Approved


 

LUFKIN – The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday approved a speed limit change on SH 7 East in Nacogdoches, San Augustine and Shelby counties.
 
The approval came after a speed study and reevaluation on a portion of roadway located on SH 7 East. Commissioners approved the recommendation for the speed limit to be lowered from 75 mph to 65 mph. The change will become effective and enforceable once the new signs are set.
 
The section of SH 7 East that will be changed includes .3 miles east of SL 224 in Nacogdoches to Martinsville. The change also includes just east of Martinsville and continues on SH 7 through San Augustine County and will end at the Center city limits in Shelby County.
 
The commission also approved construction projects totaling $963.7 million statewide, and included a $1.5 million construction project located in Houston County and Trinity County.
The project is designed to upgrade metal guard rail and safety treat fixed objects on FM 227 and FM 357. Work limits on FM 227 include from SH 21 to SH 7 and on FM 357 from SH 7 to the Trinity County line in Houston County and from SH 94 to FM 2262 in Trinity County.
 
L.C. Jordan & Son will serve as contractor for the project. As work begins on this project, motorists are urged to obey all signage, reduce speed and stay alert to moving equipment and workers near the roadway.
 

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Tenaha City Council Meeting


 

Notice is hereby given that a special called meeting of the governing body of the City of Tenaha will be held on Thursday – September 7th, 2017 at 5:15 p.m. in the City Hall Council Meeting Room located at 238 N. George Bowers Drive in Tenaha, Texas. If during the course of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda should be held in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code Section 551.101 and Texas Revised Civil Statues.

 

 

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Commissioner's Court Meeting - UPDATED


 
Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 6th day of September, 2017 at 1:00 a.m. in the Community room 2nd floor at 200 San Augustine Street, Center, Shelby County, Texas to deliberate and consider action on the following items:
 
1. Approve and pay weekly expenses.
 
2. Texas A&M AGRILIFE Extension Agents  to address Commissioners’ Court about purchasing tables, chairs, sewing machines and trash cans so that they may host programs in the gym.
 
3. Adjourn.
 

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School Weather Schedules


 

San Augustine ISD will be closed, Friday, September 1, 2017 due to high water areas and impassable roads and highways; however, the High School Cafeteria will be open, Friday, September 1 from 8 - 10 a.m. for breakfast and a sack lunch for any student who would like to eat.
Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
 
There has been no reported change in schedule for Shelby County Schools.
 
 
 

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Boil Water Notice for N.E.W Water System


 

Due to a major break in a main line at Plant 1, there is now a boil water notice in effect for the N.E.W Water System.  This includes all customers on the Northwest side of San Augustine County, this includes: FM 711, Harmony Community, Fountain Town and customers on or near CR 203. For more information call 936-288-0489.
 
 
 

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Power Outages - UPDATE


 

As of 5 p.m. on 8-31-17, the Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative is reporting less than 20 outages after Hurricane Harvey swept through the area.
 
Crews began the day with just over 3,300 outages.  By 8 AM, power had been restored to half and less than 1,000 by noon.  Crews will continue to work until all power is restored.
 
We commend DETEC and contract crews for their diligent work and thank you all for your patience as they work to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible.
 
If you are still experiencing an outage, please call 1-800-392-5986.

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