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VFW Veterans of Somolia Memorial


 

 

 

 

 

 

Today 3-30-18 at 10 a.m. the local VFW post 8904 and the Auxilary conducted a wreath laying ceremony at the historic Shelby County Courthouse square in honor of all veterans of Somolia. 
 

 

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Focused Care of Center Easter Egg Hunt


 

 

 

 

 

Focused Care of Center held an Easter egg hunt today 3-30-18 at the Center Potacool park there were around 2,000 Easter eggs that the kids found.  The  event was well attended and the kids made quick work of finding all the eggs.  Center Broadcasting Company did a video interview with their Director the video is below along with a link to more pictures of the event.  

 
 
 

 

 

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Chamber of Commerce Seeks Award Nominations


 

 

 
The 96th Annual Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Celebration Dinner & Awards, presented by Farmers State Bank, will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 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 20, 2018.
 
 

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Today's News 3-30-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Joaquin City Council Meeting


 

 

The City Council of Joaquin will meet in special session Monday, April 2, 2018 at
3:00 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.Council will hold a closed Executive Session Meeting-Personnel Matters (551.074).
a.Administrative Employee- Performance review & possible change of status.
 
3.Council reconvenes & possible action on matters discussed in executive session.
 
4.Adjournment
 
IF during the course of the of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda should be held in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in executive or closed session, in accordance With the Texas Open Meetings Act, Governmental Code Section 551 and Texas Revised Civil Statutes.
 
 
 
 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 4th day of April, 2018 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 and pay Current payroll.
 
3.Discuss and possibly take action on the purchase of a portable building and the assignment of its use.
 
4.Discuss and possibly approve moving the polling place for 9S from the Timpson School Gym Foyer to the Timpson Public Library.
 
5.Adjourn.
 
 
 

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Medical Bake Sale


 

 

 
 
 
 
 
Medical expense bake sale going Friday 3-30-18 their will be a medical bake sale starting at 9 a.m. on the downtown Center city square to help pay for medical expenses for 12 year Mikey Hughes who had a brain tumor removed.
 
 
 
 

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Flooded or Washed Out Roads


 

 

Commissioner Pct 3 Charles Barr would like to let the public know that County Roads 3267 and 3737 in the Flat Fork Creek bottoms are impassable at the present.

 
 

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Today's News 3-29-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weather Update


 

 

My view Looks to stop the noise and wet stuff by mid morning, be windy, and be cloudy the rest of the day with sun tomorrow. Below is what is in our rain bucket so far with a T-storm and light rain.
 
This morning rain sits right at 1.07 inches with rain still at .08 to .10 at times
 
Storm total a hefty 4.39 inches
 
March total is 5.84 inches
 
Bringing our yearly total to a substantial 18.52 inches. well above our averages all across the board!
 
 
 

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Flash Flood Watch Continues


 

 

FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT THIS MORNING
 
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
 
Portions of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas, including the
following areas, in Arkansas, Columbia and Union.
 
In Louisiana, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Claiborne, De
Soto, Grant, Jackson, La Salle, Lincoln, Natchitoches,
Ouachita, Red River, Sabine, Union, Webster, and Winn.
 
In Texas, Angelina, Nacogdoches, Panola, Sabine, San Augustine,
and Shelby.
 
 
 

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Rain Totals


 

 

Some very expressive Thunder & lightning show!  And rainfall!
 
San Augustine 2.69 inches for today so far.
Brings our total for March to 4.14 inches.
YTD rainfall is 16.62 inches.
 
North SA County-Harmony Hill today 2.18 inches
 
North SA County-Deep East Texas today 2.92 inches
 
Mid SA County- Goodwin today 3.64 inches
 
South SA County-Broaddus today 3.13 inches
 
 

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Weather Update


 

 

We are under a Severe T-storm Warning and a Tornado Watch. Stay tuned to your favorite weather Sources for more updates

 
 
 

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Coffee Croissants & Consent


 

 

 

 

 

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Tornado Watch


 

 

TORNADO WATCH 22 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS.
 
TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE:
 
ANGELINA AUSTIN BRAZORIA
 
CHAMBERS COLORADO FORT BEND
 
GALVESTON GRIMES HARDIN
 
HARRIS JACKSON JASPER
 
JEFFERSON LIBERTY MATAGORDA
 
MONTGOMERY NACOGDOCHES NEWTON
 
ORANGE POLK SABINE
 
SAN AUGUSTINE SAN JACINTO SHELBY
 
TRINITY TYLER WALKER
 
WALLER WASHINGTON WHARTON
 
 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Results


 

 

 
The Shelby County Commissioners' Court met this morning 3-28-18 at 9:30 a.m. and took the following actions:
 
1. They approved and paid weekly expenses.
 
2. They discussed and took action of disbursement from Fund 78 – Family Protection Fund.
 
3. They accepted quotes for Commissioner Pct. 4 to purchase a new Maintainer. 
 
4.They discussed and approved Radio Tower Rental Agreement.
 
5. They discussed and approved an office rental for Constable Precinct 3.
 
6. Proclamation declaring April as “Child Abuse Awareness Month”.
 
7. Lastly the court adjourned.
 
 
 

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Evening News 3-28-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Flash Flood Watch


 

 

.Flash Flood Watch in effect through 7 AM CDT Thursday...
 
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
 
* Portions of Arkansas, Louisiana, southeast Oklahoma, and
Texas, including the following areas, in Arkansas, Columbia,
Hempstead, Howard, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada,
Sevier, and Union. In Louisiana, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo,
Caldwell, Claiborne, De Soto, Grant, Jackson, La Salle,
Lincoln, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Red River, Sabine, Union,
Webster, and Winn. In southeast Oklahoma, McCurtain. In Texas,
Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Franklin, Gregg,
Harrison, Marion, Morris, Nacogdoches, Panola, Red River,
Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Upshur, and
Wood.
 
* Through Thursday morning
 
* Thunderstorms will continue along a slow moving cold front, at
times moving repeatedly over the same areas. This will result
in heavy rainfall, with widespread additional amounts of two
to four inches and isolated higher amounts of up to six inches
possible.
 
* The heavy rainfall may lead to flooding, especially in low
lying and poor drainage areas, and potential river flooding as
water runoff drains.
 
Recommended actions
 
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
 
 
 

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Shelbyville Lion's Club Boat Raffle


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 3-28-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cade Foehner Interview


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Benny Russell Retires


 

 

 

 

 

 

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County Commissioner Pct 3 Will Have Sand Bags


 

 

 
County Commissioner Pct 3 Charles Barr will have sand bags available at the county barn on Childress St for anyone needing them for the upcoming rains. For more information call 591-4090.
 
 

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Evening News 3-27-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 3-27-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 27th day of March 2018 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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Today's News 3-26-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SCSO seeking public assistance with case


 

 

 
In the early morning hours of March 10, 2018, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) received a call of a burglary and stolen vehicle.
 
Officers met with the complainant who advised he had arrived at his residence to find it had been burglarized and his vehicle taken. The suspect(s) rummaged through the residence and forced open a Brinks safe and took $2,000 in cash and two Austin State Bank checkbooks. After burglarizing the residence, the suspect(s) left in a 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 belonging to the complainant.
 
Later during the day of March 10, the vehicle in question was recovered in the Timpson area. The vehicle was heavily damaged and some parts were stripped off. Several items were missing from the vehicle including cash, multiple hand tools, power tools and two guns – a Smith & Wesson .380 caliber pistol and a Remington Model 48 20 gauge shotgun.
 
The SCSO is asking for assistance from the public regarding this case. Please call 936-598-5601 if you have any information
 
 

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Center ISD Bond Election Information Meeting


 

 
 
Center ISD will be holding a town hall meeting on Tuesday, March 27 beginning at 5:30 for the purpose of providing information to the school district community for the upcoming bond election. The meeting will take place at the Center Middle School cafeteria. 
 
Center ISD officials will outline the bond program, distribute voter information materials, and answer any questions pertaining to the bond program. 
 
The public is encouraged to attend to hear firsthand the specificity of the bond program elements, the facility improvements being proposed and why.  
 
 
 
 
 

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Prescribed Burn


 

 

Officials with the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, Sabine National Forest, have advised a prescribed burn located in Compartments 29/34/35,  2197  acres (Block A/B/C/&D)  in Shelby County.  This area is located near Dreka, off of FM Highways 139 & 3184.  Please use caution and turn your lights on.   
 
 
 
Please see the attached map of the projected burn areas.
 
Winds will be South  at 7 mph gusting to 14 mph.
 
 
 
Ignition time of 1000 and completion estimated at 1730 with helicopter assistant.
 
 
 
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Sabine Ranger District office (409-625-1940).
 
 
 

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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 with a wreath laying at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse in Center on Friday, March 30th 2018 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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DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office - Public Swearing In Ceremony


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office held an official public swearing in ceremony for Sheriff Jayson Richardson on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.  The event was open to the public and took place at the DeSoto Parish Courthouse among many friends, family, and co-workers.  Sheriff Richardson also took this time to swear in his staff, which was immediately followed by cake and refreshments at the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office.  We would like to thank everyone who came out to show their support for the Sheriff's Office as we continue to serve the citizens of DeSoto Parish.

 
 
 
 
 

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Weather Update


 

Today's Weather Forecast and our Averages thru this week are on the graphic below. 
 
I will add that Easter should also be Sunny and right at 80 degrees for a high with some passing clouds, no rain, & mostly light winds. 
 
With the mid week rain,, I am sure we will have a Special NWS Weather briefing that will give us an update to this tomorrow morning sometime.
 
 
 
 
 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 28th day of March, 2018 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.Discuss and possibly take action of disbursement from Fund 78 – Family Protection Fund.
 
3.Accept or reject quotes for Commissioner Pct. 4 to purchase a new Maintainer. 
 
4.Discuss and possibly approve Radio Tower Rental Agreement.
 
5.Discuss and possibly approve an office rental for Constable Precinct 3.
 
6.Proclamation declaring April as “Child Abuse Awareness Month”.
 
7.Adjourn.
 
 

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Raymond Motor Company Ribbon Cutting Video & Pictures


 

 

Raymond Motor Company held there Ribbon cutting event on Friday March 23rd at 12 noon.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Wreck on HWY 7 - UPDATED


 
 
At approximately 11:45a.m.on Friday March 23rd, 2018 the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 7 and FM 711 in Shelby County.  The crash occurred approximately five (5) miles West of Center, Texas.
 
Preliminary reports indicate that a 2008 Dodge pickup truck towing a trailer loaded with equipment was traveling eastbound on Highway 7 followed by a 1993 Dodge pickup truck.  As the Dodge towing the trailer slowed to turn onto FM 711, it was rear-ended by the 1993 Dodge truck.
 
The driver of the 1993 Dodge, 30-year-old Nicholas Brewer of Nacogdoches, and his passenger, Victoria Santos, 27, of Lufkin, were both flown by medical helicopter to LSU hospital.
 
The driver and passenger of the 2008 Dodge were not injured.
 
All eastbound traffic lanes of Highway 7 were closed for approximately one hour, but have since reopened.
 
This crash remains under investigation as Troopers work to determine the exact factors that contributed to this crash.
 
At this time, there are no additional information to be released.
 
 

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City of Center Update


 

 

The City of Center has released a monthly update Click Here to see it.

 

 

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Cade Foehner to Perform on American Idol


 

 

 

 

Cade Foehner a Shelby County local will be on America Idol on Monday March 26th at 7:00 p.m. on ABC.  
 
 
 
 
Picture provided by: Cade Foehner
 
 
 

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Today's News 3-23-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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KOSOVO WAR VETERANS REMEMBERED


 

 

 
 
 
19 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 the European country of 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VFW Post 8904 and the Auxiliary conducted a wreath laying ceremony in honor of those who served in the Kosovo War at the Veteran’s Memorial on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse in Center on Friday, March 23rd at 10:00 a.m.  
 
 
 
 
 

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Raymond Motor Company Ribbon Cutting


 

 

Please join the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and the staff at Raymond Motors for a Ribbon Cutting on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 12 Noon.  Raymond Motors is located at 301 San Augustine Street.  The public is invited to attend and meet the Owners and Staff.  Railroad Commissioner, Wayne Christian and State Representative Chris Paddie will be in attendance as will other local dignitaries.  There will be door prizes and refreshments.
 
Raymond Motors is a Cadillac, GMC and Buick Dealership owned by Will Blackwell, J.B. Raymond and James Raymond.  Their motto is “Classic Sales and Service with a Modern Twist”.  As Shelby County natives, they are looking forward to helping local people find the best vehicle at the right price as well as offer exceptional service.  They also have future plans for philanthropic projects and put money back into their community.
 
Mark your calendar for March 23rd and be apart of the excitement.
 
The event will be broadcast live on KQBB 100.5 FM
 
For more information, please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or www.shelbycountychamber.com.
 
 

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Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle Retirement Celebration


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office celebrated the retirement of Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle on Monday, March 19th at the Clista Calhoun Center in Mansfield.  We would like to send our thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate and honor Rodney Arbuckle and his 17 years of service as Sheriff here in DeSoto Parish.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Tenaha City Council Meeting


 

 

Notice is hereby given the regular scheduled called meeting of the governing body of the City of Tenaha will be held on Monday March 26, 2018@5:15 p.m. in the City Hall Council Meeting Room located at 238 N. George Bowers Drive in Tenaha, Texas.  If while the meeting, any discussion on items on the Agenda should be held in executive 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
2.Welcome/Prayer/Pledge
3.Public Comments
4.Discuss and Consider Approving February 26, 2018 Minutes. Action
5.Discuss and Consider Approving February 2018 Financials.  Action
6.Tenaha Area PCP Groundwater Presentation
7.RG3 Meter Presentation
8.Piney Woods Sanitation Presentation 
9.Discuss and Consider the Repairing of the City Hall Parking Lot. Action
10.Discuss and Consider Monitoring System for Water Department. Action
11.Discuss and Consider Approving TML Member Service. Action
12.Discuss and Consider Approving Ordinance for Loose Livestock. Action
13.Discuss and Consider Approving Ordinance for Neon Lights on Vehicles. Action
14.Closed Session per Texas Government Code Section 551.071, 551.074- Consultation with Attorney. A. Pending Litigation B. Personnel Matters
15.Return to Open Session with Results of Closed Session
16.Council Comments
17.Adjourn
 
 

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11 Year Old Passes Away in Gun Related Accident


 
 
This Letter from Nacogdoches Sheriff Jason Bridges in it's entirety.

 

Terrible Tragedy: Accidental Shooting
 
An 11 year boy has died Wednesday afternoon after an accidental shooting. The shooting occurred at his home in the Martinsville area.
 
Law Enforcement and medical personnel were dispatched to the residence at 1:43 p.m. A DPS trooper was in the area on highway 7 east at the time, and arrived within minutes of the call. The trooper entered the residence and observed the mother of the child performing CPR. The trooper took over and gave CPR to the child until EMS arrived on scene. The child was transported to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
 
Family members were at the residence when the shooting occurred. The 11 year old child, who was an avid hunter, and very familiar with guns had also taken a hunters education class.
 
The child went into the parent’s closet for some unknown reason and found a pistol. The gun somehow went off, striking the victim in the head.
 
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office is conducting an investigation into the shooting. An autopsy had been ordered. 
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with this family at this time as they suffer through this terrible tragedy.
 
With respect to the family, and due to the victim is a juvenile, the victim’s identity will not be released by the Sheriff’s Office.
 
 

 

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Prescribed Burn


 

 

“Officials with the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, Sabine National Forest, have advised a prescribed burn located in Compartments 9/10/13/18 & 19,  2505  acres (Block A)  in Shelby County.  This area is located near Boles Field Recreation Area off of FM Highway 2694 and Carrollton community,  county roads 2350 & 2355.   Also, off FM 147 in the Dove Field Management area.
 
 
Winds will be South and Southeast at 6 mph gusting to 8 mph.
 
 
 
Ignition time of 1000 and completion estimated at 1730 with helicopter assistant.
 
 
 
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Sabine Ranger District office (409-625-1940).
 
 
 
 

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Evening News 3-21-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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County Taking Equipment Bids


 

 

Shelby County is taking bids on equipment for sale:
 
1992 Ford F70330 dump truck, 2002 Rancho hopper belly dump trailer, 2006 Case backhoe model 580SM for more information contact Charles Barr at 936-591-4311.
 
1988 Ford dum truck, 1990 Kenworth truck, 1990  Fiat Allis motorgrader 85A, 1978 Chevy winch truck, 1993 Ford pickup for more information call 936-254-4571.
 
All sealed bids must be recieved on or before April 10th and will be opened during the Commissioners' Court meeting on April 11th, 2018.
 
 
 

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Today's News 3-22-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grass Fire


 

 

A Grass fire, occurred on 96 south, in the Spann's Chapel area, CR 1023 earlier today 3-21-18.

 
 

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XTO Energy Honored by Tenaha Police


 

 

 

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Weather Update


 

 

The NWS has started to notice some consistency between different weather models (European & GFS) over the past several days that shows a potential heavy rain event during the middle to latter part of next week. It is still too early to speculate on rainfall totals during this upcoming event, but due to the conditions of the small streams, rivers, & and lakes the NWS felt that it would be prudent to provide an early first notice that we could see unusually high rainfall totals as we approach April.

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Evening News 3-21-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Results


 

 

The Shelby County Commissioners' Court met today 3-21-18 at 9:30 a.m. and took the following actions:
 
1.They approved and paid weekly expenses.
 
2. They approved current payroll.
 
3. They recognized the Certificate of Compliance from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards for Shelby County.
 
4. They discuss and took action to disburse the Child Safety Fee funds. The Shelby County Advocacy Center gets 65% and Casa of Deep East Texas gets 35% of the funds.  
 
5. They discussed and took no action regarding the Inter-local Agreement with the City of Center regarding the Radio Building, they discussed moving their radio equipment to another tower. 
 
6. They opened current bids for the remodeling the bottom floor of the Shelby County Annex building and chose W&B Contractors to remodel for $22,000.
 
7. They tabled the motion to accept or reject Road & Bridge Pct. 4 for a new Maintainer. 
 
8.  Lastly the court adjourned. 
 
 

 

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Prescribed Burn


 

 

 

“Officials with the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, Sabine National Forest, have advised a prescribed burn located in Compartments 18 & 19,  2902 acres (Block A, B,C & D)  in Shelby County.  This area is located near Boles Field Recreation Area off of Farm Market Highways 2694 & 3471 and New Harmony community. 
 
 
 
Please see the attached map of the projected burn areas.
 
Winds will be North  @ 5 mph gusting to 7 mph.
 
 
 
Ignition time of 1000 and completion estimated at 1730 with helicopter assistant.
 
 
 
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Sabine Ranger District office (409-625-1940).
 
 

 

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Today's News 3-21-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Truck Overturns and Burns Up On 96


 

 

 

 

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TX – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated this morning 3-20-18 a two vehicle major crash on US 96 about one mile north
of Center.
 
The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 10 a.m., a 2006 Kenworth truck tractor semi-trailer transporting timber was traveling north on US 96 in the inside lane. A 2012 Freightliner was also traveling north on US 96 in the outside lane. The Kenworth reportedly changes lanes when unsafe and struck the Freightliner. The Freightliner then drove off the roadway to the right where it struck a tree and overturned and then caught on fire.  
 
The driver of the 2006 Kenworth is identified as Daniel Stanley, 53, from Huntington, TX. Stanley was not injured during the crash.  
 
The driver of the 2012 Freightliner is identified a Robert Jones, 58, from Beaumont, TX. Jones was transported to a local hospital for treatment.  This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Construction in Nacogdoches


 

 

 
LUFKIN – Crews will begin Thursday installing foundations and service poles for what will be new school zone flashing beacons on SL 224 at Regents Academy in Nacogdoches.
 
The new school zone designation has been approved by the Texas Department of Transportation and the City of Nacogdoches and will become operational once power is connected within the next week or two.
 
The flashing beacons, once activated and flashing, will signal the enforcement of a 35-mile-per-hour speed limit within the school zone on SL 224 from mile marker 10.2 to mile marker 10.5. When lights are not flashing, the speed limit will remain at 55 miles-per-hour in both directions. Motorists are urged to be cautious and alert once the school zone beacons are activated.
 
This is an active TxDOT work zone. Motorists should be prepared for possible delays during work hours and be prepared to move over into another lane while workers and equipment are working near the roadway. If no other lane is available, motorists are required to reduce speed by 20 miles per hour below the posted speed limit.
 
 

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Two Vehicle Fatality Wreck in Joaquin


 

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TX – On March 17, Texas Department of Public Safety
(DPS) Troopers investigated a two vehicle fatal crash on SH 84 in the City Of
Joaquin.
 
The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 1:50 p.m., a 2005
Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer was stopped facing west at a red traffic signal
on US 84 when a 2014 Chevrolet passenger car reportedly failed to control speed
and struck the rear of the trailer being towed by the Freightliner.
 
The driver of the Freightliner is identified as Curtis Johnson, 31, from Center, TX.
Johnson was not reportedly injured during the crash.
 
The driver of the Chevrolet is identified as John Ballinger, 52, from Joaquin, TX.
Ballinger was transported to a Center hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at
this time.
 
 
 

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Felony Trial of Dawn Bradshaw Collins Underway


Center, Texas - The felony trial of Dawn Bradshaw Collins is currently underway at the Shelby County Courthouse.

 

Collins was indicted on February 23, 2016 of the first degree felony charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child younger than six years of age. Because of the age of the victim, the charge has an enhanced punishment of a minimum of twenty-five years imprisonment. The offense is alleged to have occurred on or about July 9, 2015.

 

Collins is represented by Nacogdoches attorney, Clay D. Thomas. District Attorney, Stephen Shires is representing the people. District Judge LeAnn Rafferty, presiding.

 

March 20, 2018

 

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Desere Cooper Two Time State Champion in Power-lifting


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations Desere Cooper! Back to Back State Power Lifting Champion. Desere competed in the State Power Lifting meet on Saturday March 17th in Waco. Desere was able to total 1010 lbs at the State meet. She was able to squat - 425 lbs, bench - 180 lbs, and deadlift - 405 lbs. Desere has qualified for the State Meet in all 4 of her high school years and was able to bring home gold in her last 2 trips. Congratulations Desere! We are so proud of you.

 

 

 

 

 

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Timpson City Council Meeting


 

 

There will be time allotted from 5-5:30 p.m. for our commercial trash customers to meet with 
Jimmy Esparza, the District Manager for Waste Connections, to discuss any issues with the service.
 
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the governing body of the above named City will be held on the 20th day of March, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the City Hall, 456 Jacob Street, Timpson, Texas.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Evening News 3-19-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Traffic Stop Results in Drug Bust


 

 

At approximately 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, a deputy with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office made traffic stop on County Road 3849 in the Joaquin area.
 
The deputy detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle and advised the driver that he would be conducting a probable cause search. Prior to the search, the driver was checked for any weapons or illegal substances. During this check, the suspect was found to be concealing a box that contained a bag of crystal like substance.
 
The driver was placed in custody for the controlled substance. During the search of the vehicle, various drug paraphernalia was recovered including a bag of green leafy substance believed to be marijuana and a bag of pills believed to be Xanax.
 
The crystal like substance was field tested and returned a positive result for methamphetamines. The weight of the drug was four (4) ounces.
 
The driver was booked into the SCSO and charged with Possession of Marijuana (M-B) $2,000 bond; Manufacturing/Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG ¾<28G (F-4) $5,000 bond; and Manufacturing/ Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG 1>=4G<200G (F-1) $50,000 bond.
 
 

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Today's News 3-19-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Joaquin City Council Meeting


 

 

The City Council of Joaquin will meet in regular session Tuesday March 20, 2018 at
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- Administrative updates.
b.Utility Billing Manager
?Report --Monthly receipts.
c.Public Works Manager
?Update – Departmental Updates
d.Water Department
?Update—Ongoing Water Projects & Water Cost update.
 
6.Discussion & Council Action on Payment of Bills.
 
7.Discussion & Council Action on appointment of presiding and alternate judges for May 5, 2018 election.
 
8.Discussion & Council Action on appointment of early voting ballot board for May 5, 2018 election.
 
9.Discussion & Council Action on resolution authorizing the submission of a planning grant application to the Texas Department of Agriculture.
 
10.Adjournment
 
 
 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 21st day of March, 2018 at 9:30 am 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 current payroll.
 
3.Recognize Certificate of Compliance from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards for Shelby County.
 
4.Discuss and take action to disburse Child Safety Fee funds.
 
5.Discuss and possibly take action regarding the Interlocal Agreement with the City of Center regarding the Radio Building.
 
6.Open current bids for the remodeling the bottom floor of the Shelby County Annex building.
 
7.Accept or reject bids for Road & Bridge Pct. 4 for a new Maintainer. 
 
8.Adjourn. 
 
 
 
 

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TxDOT UPDATE


 

 

LUFKIN – As warmer temperatures and sunny days take over, TxDOT crews are out in all nine counties of the Lufkin District continuing and completing construction and maintenance projects.
 
As motorists travel through active work zones, they are urged to slow down and stay alert. Move into another lane if there is one available. If no other lane is available, reduce speed by 20 miles per hour below the posted speed limit. Remember that traffic fines double when workers are present.
 
Work for the coming week in the Lufkin District includes:
 
ANGELINA
 
US 69: Crews continue to clear the right of way and burn brush, so smoke should be expected in the area from FM 844 to FM 1270.
 
US 69: Work continues to excavate ditches and cement treat flexible base from the Huntington city limits to FM 844. Daily lane closures are expected on this project that will widen the roadway from two lanes to a divided four lane roadway with a continuous two-way left turn lane..
 
US 59/SL 287 East: Crews are scheduled to continue water blasting concrete surfaces to remove residual asphalt on the southbound direct connector from 8 pm to 6 am. The southbound connector will be closed each night during work hours.
 
BU 59/Chestnut Drive: Crews are continuing to install concrete barrier at the intersection that requires a single lane closure on Timberland Drive. This work is part of a construction project to improve guardrail to design standards at various locations.
 
FM 1194: Striping is scheduled to be placed and pavement edges are being backfilled in this project that has provided additional paved surface width from SL 287 to FM 3150.
 
FM 842: Crews are scheduled to repair road base in various locations.
 
FM 706: Base repairs are scheduled in various locations.
 
NACOGDOCHES
 
US 59: Crews will be working on northbound shoulders near the weigh station south of Nacogdoches.
 
SH 103 East: Crews continue to upgrade metal beam guard fence to design standards from the Angelina County line to the San Augustine County line.
 
SH 7: Crews continue to upgrade metal beam guard fence to design standards from the Angelina County line to BU 59.
 
SH 21: The right of way is being prepared on this project that will improve guardrail to design standards and safety treat fixed objects from SH 7 to the San Augustine County line.
 
FM 343: This project is being monitored for vegetative establishment from the Cherokee County line to FM 225 after the pavement was reconstructed and widened.
 
FM 1087: Driveway culverts and crossroad structures are complete in this project to upgrade and safety treat fixed objects from US 259 to FM 95.
 
FM 1878: The final surface is scheduled to be placed and sod is being installed on this project that has replaced the bridge and approaches at LaNana Creek.
 
SHELBY
 
SH 87: Barricades have been set and work has begun to install driveway pipe on this project to improve and upgrade guardrail to design standards and safety treat fixed objects from SH 7 to SH 147.
 
CR 4620: Right of way work has begun and a detour bridge is being placed at Risinger Creek.
 
SAN AUGUSTINE
 
US 96: This area is being monitored for vegetative establishment after the pavement was reconstructed with additional passing lanes from the Shelby County line to FM 3451.
 
SH 21: Embankment is being hauled and the bridge deck has been placed on the bridge and approach replacement at Niciper Creek.
 
FM 711: Right of way work is underway with daily lane closures from the Shelby County line to US 96 as they work to reconstruct and widen the pavement.
 
SABINE
 
SH 87: Crews are scheduled to repair road base in various locations.
 
TRINITY
 
US 287: Work is scheduled for an asphalt overlay from FM 1280 to the Houston County line.
 
FM 357: Crews will continue to upgrade guardrail to design standards from Apple Springs to FM 2262.
 
Various locations: Crews will be patching potholes and repairing signs.
 
 

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Evening News 3-16-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Fire on FM 2026


 

Update on the fire that occurred around 6:30 a.m. this morning 3-16-18 on FM 2026 the home belonged to Maxwell J. Whitley it was located at 300 Benny Lane in the Lane's End subdivision. The fire occurred in the attic and garage according to the Center Fire department. The Center Fire Department responded and put out the fire.

 

 

There was a house fire that occurred early this morning 3-16-18 at around 6:30 a.m. in the Land's End subdivision on FM 2026 Folsom Chapel Road.  The fire broke out in the attic and garage of a large one story brick home.  The Center Fire department responded and put out the fire.  More details to follow.
 
 
 

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Today's News 3-16-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Retirement Notice From DeSoto Parish Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle


 

 

I just want to thank the citizens of DeSoto Parish for the opportunity to serve as your Sheriff for the last 17 years. After much prayer and conversation with my family, I have decided to retire effective March 16, 2018. After 36 years of service in Law Enforcement, I feel it is time to explore other things in life. Recently, I became a grandpa to a grandchild that has experienced health issues. This has caused me to change my outlook as to what is important. During this time, my oldest son also started a law practice and will be handling criminal cases in DeSoto Parish Court system. I do not want the appearance of a conflict of interest.
 
As I leave this position, Chief Deputy Jayson Richardson will be appointed Sheriff. I feel that he is more than qualified and will serve the citizens of DeSoto Parish without fail. Jayson has my full support in this endeavor. I want to thank my family for their support and standing with me through the years. I will continue be active in bettering DeSoto Parish.

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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 Monday, March 19, 2018 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 meeting, any discussion on items on the Agenda should be held in executive 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
2. Roll Call
3.Welcome Guest/Prayer/Pledge
4.Closed Session per Texas Government Code Section 551.071, 551.074- Consultation with Attorney. A. Pending Litigation 
5.Return to Open Session with Results of Closed Session
6.Council Comments
7.Adjourn
 
 

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Evening News 3-15-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 3-15-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Statement on Risinger Shooting From Sheriff Blackwell


 
Sheriff Blackwell has released the following statement regarding the shooting death of Mr. Risinger.
 
"The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office expresses our thoughts and prayers for all those involved in the tragic Mar. 6 death of Louis Troy Risinger. Peace officers hope to avoid the use of deadly force throughout their careers, but when the circumstances result in its use, the outcome is devastating. The Sheriff’s Office can confirm Sergeant Jeffrey Gogolewski, a veteran officer, was involved in the shooting. We continue to work with the Texas Rangers to ensure to a thorough and complete investigation is conducted."
 
 
 
 

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Evening News 3-14-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Results


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shelby County Commissioners Court met today at 9:30 a.m. and took the following actions:
 
1. They approved and paid weekly expenses.
 
2. They approved Commissioners’ Precincts 3 and 4 to advertise equipment for sale. 
 
 
At PCT 3 Joaquin Barn they have for sale:
 
1992 Ford F70330 Dump Truck
 
2002 Ranch Hopper Belly Dump Tailer
 
2006 Case Back Hoe Model 580SM
 
 
At PCT 4 Timpson Barn they have for sale:
 
1988 Ford Dump Truck
 
1990 Ken Worth Truck
 
1990 Fiat Allis Motor Grader 85A
 
1978 Chevy Winch Truck
 
1993 Ford Pickup
 
 
3. They adjourned.
 
 

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Today's News 3-14-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Agenda


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 14th day of March, 2018 at 9:30 am 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 Commissioners’ Precincts 3 and 4 to advertise equipment for sale. 
 
3. Adjourn.
 
 
 

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High Speed Chase Ends in DeSoto


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Yesterday 3-12-18 Iseha Hubbard led a high speed chase from law enforcement through Shelby County ending in DeSoto Parish where she was arrested by officers with the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office.  She is currently in custody in DeSoto Parish.  She is being held on the charges of aggravated flight from an officer and criminal damage to property.  
 
UPDATE:
 
The chase began at the Center Walmart, to avoid being charged with shop lifting Hubbard fled local law enforcement.  Thus the chase began involving the Center Police Department, Tenaha Marshal's office, several Texas DPS Troopers, Shelby County Constable Roy Cheatwood, and lastly the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's office. 
 
DPS Trooper Buster Taylor deployed road spikes on 84 East near Chrystal Lake, which popped one of Hubbard's tires.  She continued with wreck-less abandon down the roadway before hitting even more spikes finally surround by a mass deployment of DeSoto Parish officers, with her vehicle immobile.  She exited her vehicle and began to flee on foot, before finally being taken in to custody by DeSoto Parish law enforcement.  She is currently in custody in DeSoto Parish.  She is being held on the charges of aggravated flight from an officer and criminal damage to property.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Today's News 3-13-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Public Notice From Tax Appraisal Office


 

 

 
 
If you own tangible personal property that is used to produce income, you must file a rendition with the Shelby County Appraisal District by April 15.
 
A rendition is a report that lists all the taxable property you owned or controlled on Jan. 1 of this year. Property includes inventory and equipment used by a business. Owners do not have to render exempt property, such as church property or an agriculture producer’s equipment used for farming.
 
“The appraisal district may use the information submitted in the rendition to set property values.”
 
You can also file a report of decreased value to notify the appraisal district of significant depreciation of your property. “For example, if your property was damaged by a storm, flood or fire last year, you should file a report of decreased value. The appraisal district will look at your property before assigning a value.”
 
Renditions must be filed after January 1 and no later than April 15.  A 10 percent to 50 percent penalty may be imposed if a rendition is filed late, incomplete or not all.  Property owners who need more time to file their renditions may file a written request with the chief appraiser on or before the rendition deadline to receive an automatic extension to May 15.
 
Rendition statements and property reports for property located in an appraisal district in which one or more taxing units exempt freeport property under Tax Code Section 11.251 must be delivered no later than April 1.  A property owner may apply, in writing, for a mandatory extension to May 1.
 
For more information about rendering property, deadline extensions, penalties and rendition forms, taxpayers may contact the Shelby County Appraisal District at (936) 598-6171. Information is also available from the Comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division’s website at comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/property-tax/.
 
 

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Evening News 3-12-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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More arrest made on Car Burglary Suspects


 

 

 
More charges have been filed in the ongoing investigation by the Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office against a theft ring that is responsible for 26 car burglaries that occurred in Nacogdoches County. The Sheriff Office has identified two more suspects that were involved in the thefts and warrants were obtained for both suspects.
 
Kawmain Singleton 23 years of age from Center, Texas has been filed on for three counts of Burglary of a motor vehicle and Engaging in Criminal Activity a 3rd felony. He was arrested by NSCO deputies on Monday 03-05-2018, and booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail.
 
Jamonie Nash 18 years of age from Timpson, Texas has also been identified by the Sheriff Office to being involved in these thefts. Nash was first arrested on 02-27-2018 for Theft charges, class A misdemeanor. Deputies obtained an additional warrant on the suspects involvement in the theft ring operation and Nash was arrested again on Saturday, 3-10-2018 for engaging in criminal activity a 3rd felony. Nash was booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail.
 
Jamarcus Suell 23 years of age from Lufkin who Sheriff Investigators have established was one of the ring leaders in this theft ring remains in the county jail on 20 counts of Burglary of a motor vehicle class A misdemeanor, 3 counts of theft of firearm, state jail felony. On 03-01-2018 an additional charge of engaging in Criminal Activity a 3rd felony was also file on the suspect. Suell still has several other charges pending in Sabine County as well.
 
The Sheriff Office has identified that this theft ring was responsible for car burglaries in Nacogdoches County, Sabine County, Shelby County, San Augustine County, and Angelina County, and may be possible linked to Newton and Cherokee county. The majority of this property that was stolen was moved back into the Lufkin area and then sold. If you have purchased any property from any of these individuals, it is highly likely that you are in possession of stolen property. Anyone that has purchased property from these individuals is encouraged to contact the Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office or your local law enforcement agency.
 
If you unknowingly purchased property that is stolen, and turn that property into law enforcement, no criminal penalties will be filed against you. The Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office continues to work this investigation and will continue to file charges on all those involved in this theft ring operation.
 

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Tenaha PD Execute Search Warrant


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TxDOT UPDATE


 

 

Work has begun on FM 711 in San Augustine County that will include the reconstruction and widening of pavement to 24-foot from the Shelby County line to US 96. Crews are preparing right of ways and extending culverts.
 
Drewery Construction, Nacogdoches, will serve as contractor for the $5.2 million project that will restore about 11.3 miles of FM 711. Funding for this project is designated as Category 1- Preventative Maintenance and Rehabilitation. No timeline for completion has been set.
 
Work is also scheduled to begin next week on FM 95 in Nacogdoches County for replacing the bridge and approaches at Terrapin Creek.
 
Longview Bridge and Road, Longview, will serve as contractor for the $1.1 million project. No timeline for completion has been set.
 
As these construction projects begin, motorists are urged to reduce speed in work areas and stay alert to workers and moving equipment. Texas law requires that motorists must vacate the lane closest to the road work, if another lane is available for traveling in the same direction, or reduce speed 20 mph below the posted speed limit when another lane is not available. Traffic fines double when workers are present.
 
For more information regarding projects and closures statewide, visit drivetexas.org. For more information about projects in the Lufkin District, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395.
 
 

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Update on Wreck on 87


 

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TX – On March 10, Texas Department of Public Safety
(DPS) Troopers investigated a one vehicle crash on SH 87 approximately eight
miles South of Shelbyville.
 
The preliminary crash investigation indicates at about 7 a.m., a 2003 Ford pickup
was traveling north on SH 87 when the truck drove off the roadway to the right
then reportedly slid back across the roadway and into a creek on the west side of
the road.
 
The driver of the Ford is identified as Daran Oneill Jr., 31, from Lake Charles, LA.
Oneill was pronounced deceased at the scene by a Shelby County Justice of the
Peace.
 
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at
this time.
 
 
 
 
 

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Today's News 3-12-18


 

 

 

 

 

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City of Center Update


 

 

 

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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 13th day of March 2018 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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Boil Water Notice Lifted N.E.W Water Supply


The water on N.E.W. WSC no longer requires boiling. On March 6, 2018, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the N.E.W.Water Supply, #2030034, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. N.E.W.Water Supply has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes. We have also provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of March 9, 2018. If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact the office: 220 West Columbia Street San Augustine, Texas. 936-288-0489 or Charles Sharp 936-201-5001. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. If a customer, individual or employee wishes to contact the executive director, please call (512)239-4691.

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Daylight Saving Time 100th Anniversary


 

 

Daylight Saving Time survived the Great Depression, World War II, and endless gnashing of teeth about its good and bad points, and this month celebrates its 100th birthday here in the U.S. today 3-11-18. If you did not set your clocks forward yesterday be sure to do so today, you don't want to get to work late tomorrow.  
 
 
 

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Center FD Responds to Wreck


Center FD responding to assist Shelbyville with a wreck on 87 south near Patroon.

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Failed to Appear in Court List


 

 

The following criminal defendants failed to appear for a felony arraignment hearing in the 123rd Judicial Court, Shelby County, Texas:
 
 
 
 
Luis Rosas Sanchez
 
Stephanie Danielle Nash
 
Larry Gene Barrett, Jr.
 
Jonathan Blake Lout
 
Felipe Lopez Mata
 
Little Boy Harrison
 
Jacqueline Flores
 
 
 
As a result, District Judge LeAnn Kay Rafferty ordered each defendant’s bond be forfeited and that a capias issue for the arrest of each defendant. Each defendant must immediately contact the Court Manager, Karen Warr, 936-598-9928 to schedule a court appearance. 
 
 
 
LeAnn K. Rafferty 
 
Presiding Judge 
 
123rd Judicial Court 
 
 

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Today's News 3-9-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Wreck in San Augustine County


 

 

SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TX – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated a two vehicle fatality crash early this morning 3-9-18 at the intersection of SH 103 and FM 1277.
 
The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 2 a.m., a 2014 Dodge pickup was traveling south on FM 1277. The driver of the pickup reportedly disregarded a stop sign at the intersection of SH 103 and drove into the path of a 2006 Freightliner truck tractor that was traveling west on SH 103.  The driver of the pickup is identified as Gary Sturrock, 23, from Pineland, TX.  Sturrock was pronounced deceased at the scene by a San Augustine County Justice
of the Peace.
 
The driver of the truck tractor is identified as Luther Turner Jr., 41, from Livingston, TX. Turner was transported to CHI St. Luke’s Hospital in Lufkin for treatment.
 
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.
 
 
 
 

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Shelbyville Defeated by West Texas High School


 

The Shelbyville Dragons lose to West Texas High School.
 
Final Score:
 
West Texas Comanches 70
 
Shelbyville Dragons 60
 
 
 

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Local Poll Results


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Shelbyville Basketball Game Broadcast Information


 

The state semi-final basketball game between Shelbyville and West Texas High School is set to take place this morning at 8:30 a.m. at the Alamo-dome it will be broadcast live online at the following link: 

 

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/uil/fe3f69f196maxpreps=desktop_next_game_box_teamschedule

 

 

However you do have to pay to be able to see the game.  The championship final game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest, which is Channel 416 on Dish and Channel 676 on Direct TV.

 

 

 

For the Tournament Schedule Click Here: 

 

 

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Spring Break School Schedules & Early Releases


 

 

 
Center ISD
 
Early release today 3-9-18 at 12:30 p.m.
 
Spring Break for Center next week.
 
 
Shelbyville ISD
 
Early release at 1:00 p.m.
 
Spring Break for Shelbyville next week.
 
 
Joaquin ISD
 
Their website listed an early release today 3-9-18 but does not list the time.
 
Spring Break next week.   
 
 
Timpson ISD
 
Spring Break next week for Timpson.
 
 
Tenaha ISD
 
Teacher in Service day and Student holiday today 3-9-18.
 
Spring break next week at Tenaha.
 
 
San Augustine ISD
 
Early release today 3-9-18 time not listed on their website.
 
Spring Break next week for San Augustine.
 
 
Garrison ISD
 
Early release today 3-9-18.
 
Garrison ISD will not have school next week either.
 
 

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Weather Update


 

 

Late Saturday some light rain and again on Sunday morning.. Maybe 1/10th to 1/4" .South winds Sat and North winds on Sunday at 15 mph. Then Monday high in low 60's again, but warmer in the evening...42.  About the same through Wednesday of next week.  Lots and lots of sunshine!

 

 

 
 

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Daylight Saving Time Reminder


 

 

Yes! It is that time again!  
 
Don't forget to set your clocks FORWARD!!!  
 
I can't wait until November 11th to set it BACK again!
 
 
Mar 11, 2018 - Daylight Saving Time Starts
 
When local standard time is about to reach:
 
Sunday, March 11, 2018, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to 
Sunday, March 11, 2018, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.
 
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 11, 2018 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.
 
Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.
 
 

 

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Shelbyville Basketball Send Off Coverage


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This morning 3-8-18 at around 9:30 a.m. the Shelbyville boys basketball team had a send off event as they were cheered on by a crowd of teachers and students.  Go Shelbyville Dragons go!
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPDATE: The fan bus will not run due to low demand.
 
The boys are going to the state-semi final game tomorrow 3-9-18 at the Alamo-dome in San Antonio vs. West Texas High School. Tickets are $19 at the box office or online.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Lethal Force Used While Responding to a Call


 

UPDATE:
 
On March 6, deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) responded to a report of a hostage situation on County Road 2798 in Shelbyville.
 
The preliminary investigation indicates SCSO deputies responded to the residence of the reported hostage situation at approximately 10:04 p.m.
 
A male suspect reportedly exited the residence displaying a firearm and was shot by law enforcement after the suspect refused to comply with verbal commands to drop the weapon.
The suspect, Louis Troy Risinger, 70, was pronounced deceased at the scene by a Shelby County Justice of the Peace.
 
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Rangers were notified and are assisting with the investigation.  This incident remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

 

 

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According to District Attorney Steven Shires that during a resent call response a Shelby County Sheriff's department officer used lethal force that resulted in the death of a Shelby County resident.  More to follow as it is officially released.  
 
 
 
 

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Today's News 3-8-18


 

 

UPDATE: The Shelbyville ISD fan bus will not run due to low demand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelbyville Basketball Send Off


 

 

The Dragons will play the West TX High School  Comanches, in the UIL State Basketball  Semi-Finals,  on March 9 @ 8:30 am in the Alamo Dome, San Antonio, TX.  Send off for the Dragons will be at 9:30 am on March 8 at Shelbyville High School.
 
Proud to be a Dragon!! 

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Today's News 3-7-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Results


 

 

The Shelby County Commissioners Court met today 3-7-18 at 9:30 a.m. at the active Shelby County Courthouse in Center,TX. Justin Mott News Director at Center Radio Station said the opening prayer, and Shelby County Judge Allison Harbison lead the pledges to the U.S and Texas flags.
 
1. The Court approved the minutes of the February 7, 2018 Special meeting, February 12, 2018 Regular meeting, February 15, 2018 Special meeting, February 21, 2018 Special meeting, and February 28, 2018 Special meeting.
 
2. They approved and paid weekly expenses.
 
3. They approved and paid current payroll.
 
4. They approved the officers report.
 
5. No public comments where given on the agenda items.
 
6. The Court recogonized the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Family & Community Health, 2018 class of Master Wellness Volunteers on their competition and certification to provide nutrition and wellness programs to Shelby County residents and commitment to provide a minimum of 40 hours of service back to our community.
 
 
7. They recorded the Racial Profiling Report for Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell.
 
8. They discussed the remodeling of the bottom floor of the Annex building.
 
9. The court moved into an Executive Closed Session
 
10. They reopened the regular meeting.
 
11. They discussed issues discussed in the Executive Session.
 
12. Lastly they adjourned.
 

 

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Senator Robert Nichols Thank You Letter


 

 

Austin, TX – State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) won the Republican Primary for Senate District 3.  The district covers 19 counties including the greater part of East Texas and Montgomery County. 
 
“I am grateful to those in Senate District 3 who supported me during the primary,” said Nichols. “My work in the Legislature is driven by the interests and concerns that are brought to me by the citizens I represent, and I work every day to fix them. It has and continues to be one of the greatest privileges of my life to serve you in the Texas Senate. Thank you again for your support, and I look forward to our continued work together to move our state forward.”
 
 
 
 

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AG Show Results


 
 
The 13th Annual Shelby County 4-H & FFA Livestock Show was held March 1, 2018 at the Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Arena with over 80 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 Mr. Frank Farrow. 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 3th at the John Dean Windham Civic Center. The following are the results of the show and auction:
 
 
Megan Dunn of Shelby County 4-H showed the Grand Champion Steer. Following the
show, Megan’s steer sold at the livestock auction for $5,250 with Hawkeye Hunting Club
purchasing the 1400-pound steer.  Reserve Champion steer honor went to Tucker Gamble of Joaquin FFA. Tucker’s steer was purchased by Diamond H for $4,500.
 
 
 
The Grand Champion Market Swine was shown by Alexis Clouse of Joaquin FFA with
XTO purchasing the champion hog for $4,750.  Stormie Meyers of Joaquin FFA showed the Reserve Champion Market Swine. The hog was sold to Keith Oswalt Logging and Deep East Texas Electric for $3,250.
 
 
In the Market Goat division, April Ramsey of Timpson FFA showed the Grand Champion. April’s goat was purchased for $3,500 by State Representative Chris Paddie.  The Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat was shown by Wesley Wages of Shelby County 4-H. Wesley’s goat was purchased for $3,499 by Farmers State Bank.  Hunter Sample of Timpson FFA showed the Grand Champion Market Lamb in Thursday’s Show. Deep East Texas Electric Co-op., Smith Sawmill Service, Nix Forestry, Steel Building Supply, Farmers Insurance Group and Town & Country Real Estate purchased Hunter’s lamb for $3,250.
 
Reserve Champion honors in the Market Lamb division went to Kayleigh Scroggins of Timpson FFA. Hawkeye Hunting Club was the winning bidder for $2,500.  The Grand Champion Market Rabbit was shown by Bethany Kaluza of Center FFA.  Bethany will receive premium money in the amount of $400. Faith Alford of Joaquin 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 $88,000 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 Megan Dunn. Megan will receive a $500 scholarship.
 
The steer shown by Megan Dunn was the "highest gaining" steer of the show. Megan
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 Highest Placing County Bred Heifer was shown by Baylor Kimbro. Baylor will receive $750 from Link Charolais & Dr. Derek Grant. The 2nd place county bred heifer was shown by Camille Greer. Camille will receive $250 from Link Charolais & Dr.  Derek Grant. In the Beef division, Abi Hooper of Joaquin FFA was presented the Senior Beef Showmanship buckle by Joaquin FFA. Shelbyville FFA presented Wesley Wages of
Shelby County 4-H 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 Irelynn Clouse of Joaquin FFA.  Highest Placing Senior in the Market Swine division was Madison Kirby. Madison will
receive a $500 scholarship.
 
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 Shelby County 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. Caden Solomon of Timpson 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:
Reanna Arndt, Center FFA-Grand Champion
April Ramsey, Timpson FFA-Reserve Grand Champion
Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Breeding Rabbits Buck:
April Ramsey, Timpson FFA-Grand Champion
Lexie Truitt, Center FFA-Reserve Grand Champion
 
Market Rabbits:
Bethany Kaluza, Center FFA- Grand Champion Rabbit
Faith Alford, Joaquin FFA-Reserve Grand Champion Rabbit
Kelsey Strong, Center FFA-3rd
Fatima Romero, Shelby County 4-H-4th
Talya Davis, Center FFA-5th
Market Swine Light Weight:
Madison Kirby, Center FFA- 1st
Corben Odom, Center FFA- 2nd
Madison Russell, Center FFA-3rd
Benjamin Smithhart, Joaquin FFA-4th
Trevor Hightower, Shelby County 4-H-5th
Reece Watson, Shelby County 4-H-6th
Market Swine Middle Weight:
Jarrett Page, Timpson FFA- 1st
Macey Jo Hanson, Timpson FFA- 2nd
Irelynn Clouse, Joaquin FFA-3rd
Kaylea Neal, Joaquin FFA-4th
Tanor Doggett, Joaquin FFA-5th
Jake Hanson, Shelby County 4-H-6th
Market Swine Heavy Weight:
Alexis Clouse, Joaquin FFA- 1st
Stormie Meyers, Joaquin FFA- 2nd
Madison Fleming, Timpson FFA- 3rd
Kelsey Adair, Center FFA-4th
John Fleming, Timpson FFA-5th
 
Breeding Swine Gilt:
Callie Adams, Joaquin FFA-Grand Champion
Market Swine Sale Order:
• Alexis Clouse, Joaquin FFA- Grand Champion purchased by XTO for $4,750.
• Stormie Meyers, Joaquin FFA- Reserve Grand Champion purchased by Keith
Oswalt Logging and Deep East Texas Electric Co-op for $3,250.
• Madison Kirby, Center FFA- purchased by Borders Poultry Supply for $3,000.
• Jarrett Page, Timpson FFA- purchased by Hawkeye Hunting Club for $2,500.
• Macey Jo Hanson, Timpson FFA- purchased by Shelby County Farm Bureau for
$2,000.
• Irelynn Clouse, Joaquin FFA- purchased by Deep East Texas Electric Co-op.,
Raymond Construction, 96 Equipment Inc., Shelby Veterinary Associates,
Hardy’s Machine Shop, Payne’s Rentals, Dean’s Hardware, Bounds Insurance,
Payne’s Community News, Raymond Motor Co., Ross Lumber, Dr. Dixon
Golden, Ihlo Sales, Chris Mayfield State Farm Insurance, Hudson Auto Parts,
McDonald & Sons Hardware, Morrison Insurance for $1,700.
• Madison Fleming, Timpson FFA- purchased by Livestock Buyer’s Group for
$1,150.
• Kelsey Adair, Center FFA purchased by State Representative Chris Paddie, for
$1,050.
 
Market Goats Light Weight:
Jaylee Sims, Center FFA- 1st
Matthew Thoren, Timpson FFA-2nd
Hope Milford, Timpson FFA – 3rd
Celine Bush, Timpson FFA-4th
Dustin Weir, Joaquin FFA-5th
Market Goats Medium Weight:
Ashlynn Lindgren, Timpson FFA-1st
Autumn Webb, Joaquin FFA-2nd
Kyle Bush, Timpson FFA-3rd
Carsen Vickers, Center FFA-4th
Emmy Richardson, Timpson FFA-5th
Market Goats Heavy Weight:
April Ramsey, Timpson FFA- 1st
Wesley Wages, Shelby County 4-H-2nd
Caroline Webb, Joaquin FFA-3rd
Hannah Wages, Shelby County 4-H-4th
Keelie McDonald, Timpson FFA-5th
Market Goats Sale Order:
• April Ramsey, Timpson FFA-Grand Champion purchased by State Representative
Chris Paddie for $3,500.
• Wesley Wages, Shelby County 4-H-Reserve Grand Champion purchased by
Farmers State Bank for $3,499.
• Ashlynn Lindgren, Timpson FFA-purchased by Cobb Vantress Hatchery and
Timpson Quick Stop and Joaquin Quick Stop for $2,250.
• Autumn Webb, Joaquin FFA-purchased by Shelby Savings Bank and General
Shelters for $2,100.
• Caroline Webb, Joaquin FFA-purchased by R&D Distributing, Center Livestock,
B&W Chipping, Chance and Julie David, Toledo Automotive, Charles and Anne
Eades, Shoop Insurance/Chance Shoop Financial/Action Credit, Jack’s Saw Shop,
Boles Feed, Dr. Clayton Paul Windham, and Donald and Lois O’Rear for $1,750.
• Jaylee Sims, Center FFA-purchased by Shelby Savings Bank and General
Shelters for $1,600.
• Hannah Wages, Shelby County 4-H-purchased by Shelby Savings Bank and
Hunter Buildings for $1,500.
• Matthew Thoren, Timpson FFA-purchased by Hawkeye Hunting Club for $3,498.
Market Lambs Light Weight:
Caden Solomon, Timpson FFA- 1st
Kallie Solomon, Timpson FFA- 2nd
Celeste Bush, Timpson FFA-3rd
Market Lambs Medium Weight:
Kayleigh Scroggins, Timpson FFA-1st
Cara Searcy, Timpson FFA-2nd
Kennedy Bush, Center FFA-3rd
Market Lambs Heavy Weight:
Jairo Blanco, Joaquin FFA-1st
Hunter Sample, Timpson FFA-2nd
 
Market Lambs Sale Order:
• Hunter Sample, Timpson FFA-Grand Champion purchased by Smith Sawmill
Service, Nix Forestry, Steel Building Supply, Farmers Insurance Group, Town &
Country Real Estate, Deep East Texas Electric Co-op for $3,250.
• Kayleigh Scroggins, Timpson FFA-Reserve Grand Champion purchased by
Hawkeye Hunting Club for $2,500.
• Cara Searcy, Timpson FFA-purchased by Shelby Savings Bank and General
Shelters for $1,750.
• Jairo Blanco, Joaquin FFA-purchased by First Financial Bank, Few Ready Mix,
Cockrell Farms, Harkness Litter, Mettauer Law Firm, and Dairy Queen for
$1,900.
• Kennedy Bush, Center FFA-purchased by Shelby County Farm Bureau for
$2,498.
• Caden Solomon, Timpson FFA-purchased by Hawkeye Hunting Club for $800.
• Celeste Bush, Timpson FFA-purchased by Common Disposal and ULTRA for
$1,050.
• Kallie Solomon, Timpson FFA-purchased by Shelby County Farm Bureau for
$1,500.
 
Breeding Beef Show Results are as follows:
American/American Cross Heifer: Class 1
Baylor Kimbro, Timpson FFA-1st
Baylor Kimbro, Timpson FFA-2nd
Ally Kimbro, Timpson FFA-3rd
American/American Cross Heifer: Class 2
Baylor Kimbro, Timpson FFA-1st
Ally Kimbro, Timpson FFA-2nd
Mayson Harbison, Timpson FFA-3rd
American/American Cross Heifer: Class 3
Ally Kimbro-Timpson FFA-1st
American/American Cross Heifer: Class 4
Abi Hooper-Joaquin FFA-1st
American/American Cross Heifer: Class 5
Abi Hooper-Joaquin FFA-1st
American/American Cross Heifer: Class 6
Mayson Harbison-Timpson FFA-1stDivision Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion American/AmericanCross Heifer
Baylor Kimbro, Timpson FFA-Grand Champion
Baylor Kimbro, Timpson FFA-Reserve Grand Champion
English and English Cross Heifer: Class 1
Trey Harvey, Joaquin FFA-1st
Hannah Wages, Shelby County 4-H-2nd
English and English Cross Heifer: Class 2
Tucker Gamble, Joaquin FFA-1st
Allison Gamble, Joaquin FFA-2nd
Division Grand Champion and Reserve Champion English and English Cross
Heifers: Tucker Gamble, Joaquin FFA-Grand Champion
Allison Gamble, Joaquin FFA-Reserve Grand Champion 
Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers: Class 1
Camille Greer, Shelby County 4-H-1st
Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers: Class 2
Ethan Wood, Joaquin FFA-1st
Ethan Wood, Joaquin FFA-2nd
Wesley Wages, Shelby County 4-H-3rd
Dustin Weir, Joaquin FFA-4th
Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers: Class 3
Camille Greer, Shelby County 4-H-1st
Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers: Class 4
Ethan Wood, Joaquin FFA-1st
 
Division Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers:
Ethan Wood, Joaquin FFA- Grand Champion
Camille Greer, Shelby County 4-H- Reserve Grand Champion
Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Heifers of Show:
Tucker Gamble, Joaquin FFA- Grand Champion
Ethan Wood, Joaquin FFA- Reserve Grand Champion
Division American/American Cross Bull:
Abi Hooper-Joaquin FFA, Grand Champion
Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Bull of Show:
Abi Hooper, Joaquin FFA-Grand Champion
Grand Champion County Bred Bull:
Abi Hooper-Joaquin FFA
Steer Sale Order:
 
• Megan Dunn, Shelby County 4-H-Grand Champion purchased by Hawkeye Hunting Club for $5,250.
• Tucker Gamble, Joaquin FFA, -Reserve Grand Champion purchased by Diamond H for $4,500.
• Ethan Wood, Joaquin FFA purchased by Oilfield Buyer’s Group for $4,499.
• Cralon Hughes, Joaquin FFA purchased by Farmer’s State Bank for $3,000.
• Allison Gamble, Joaquin FFA purchased by LHB Enterprises for $4,498.
• Abi Hooper, Joaquin FFA purchased by Lou-Tex for $3,000.
• John Weir, Joaquin FFA purchased by Oilfield Buyer’s Group for $4,498.
• Trey Harvey, Joaquin FFA purchased by Top Hat for $4,498
We would also like to thank the following contributors:
Heritage Land Bank
Hawkeye Hunting Club
Farmer’s State Bank
State Representative Chris Paddie
Shelby County Farm Bureau
Shelby Savings Bank
Borders Poultry
XTO
Deep East Texas Electric Co-op.
Diamond H
Oilfield Buyer’s Group
Joaquin Quick Stop
Timpson Quick Stop
Keith Oswalt Logging
Michael & Jessica Kay
Smith Sawmill Service
Texas State Bank
Fish & Still Equipment
Hunter Buildings
General Shelters
Cobb Vantress Hatchery
LHB Enterprises
Loutex
Common Disposal
Livestock Buyer’s Group
Top Hat
Atwood & Paula Kay
Woodman Life Chapter 250
Boles Feed
Raymond Construction
Ward Animal Hospital
First Financial Bank
96 Equipment Inc.
Center Tire Co.
Shelby Veterinary Associates
Few Ready Mix
Cockrell Farms
Harkness Litter
Mettauer Law Firm
K&L Management
F&D Distributing
Ace Hardware of East Texas
Toledo Finance corp.
Center Livestock Auction Barn
Hammer Equipment
ULTRA
JML Management
Klein Cattle Company
Chance & Julie David
Toledo Automotive Supply
Odessa Link
Chris Link (Link Charolais)
Nix Forest Industries
Judge Charles Mitchell
B&W Chipping
Donald & Lois O’Rear
Charles & Anne Eades
Shoop Insurance/Chance Shoop Financial/Action Credit
Jack’s Saw Shop
Worsham’s Grocery
Steel Building Supply
Farmers Insurance Group
Dr. Clayton P. Windham
Dairy Queen
Chris Mayfield State Farm Insurance
Ihlo Sales
Dr. Dixon Golden
Raymond Motor Co.
Payne’s Community News
Bounds Insurance
Dean’s hardware
Payne’s Rentals
Town & Country Real Estate
Morrison Insurance Agency
Hardy’s Machine Shop
Ross Lumber
Hudson Auto Parts
McDonald & Sons Hardware
Center FFA
Timpson FFA
Shelby County 4-H
Joaquin FFA
Tenaha FFA
Shelbyville FFA
McDonald & Sons Hardware
Shelby County Judge Allison Harbison
Tyson Foods
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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Weather Update


 

 

No freeze anticipated, but some low lying areas could see a light frost as the Clear skies and Light winds tonight and tomorrow morning will allow the temperatures to drop to near 37 degrees. Our high today is expected to only reach 59, much cooler degrees.

 
 
 

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Voting Results Shelby County Final Results


 
 
Registered Voters 15,036
 
Ballots Cast Total 3,629
 
Ballots Cast Republican Party 3,357
 
Ballots Cast Democratic Party 272
 
Voter Turnout Total 24.14%
 
 
 
Justice 12th Court of Appeals
 
Greg Neely 2,272
 
 
District Judge 273rd Judicial District
 
James A. (Jim) Payne Jr. 2,345
 
 
County Judge
 
Allison Harbison 2,703
 
 
District Clerk
 
Lori Oliver 2,672
 
 
County Clerk
 
Jennifer Fountain 2,620
 
 
County Treasurer
 
Ann Blackwell 1,983
 
Donna Whitney 1,118
 
 
County Commissioner Precinct No. 2
 
Jimmy Lout 427
 
 
County Commissioner Precinct No. 4
 
Bradley Allen 434
 
Kevin Foster 117
 
Tom Bellmyer 293
 
Sammy K. Todd 47
 
 
Justice of the Peace Precinct No. 1
 
Randy Robertson 450
 
Melissa Crouch 668
 
Tommy Moody 417
 
 
Justice of the Peace Precinct No. 2
 
Marla Denby 325
 
 
Justice of the Peace Precinct No.3
 
Margie Anderson 296
 
Deborah Sharp 32
 
Darrell Alford 242
 
 
 
Justice of the Peace Precinct No. 4
 
Jackie Kirkwood 160
 
 
Justice of the Peace Precinct No. 5
 
Tracy Broadway 376
 
Vernett Richardson 193
 
 
County Chairman
 
Leigh Porterfield 2,591
 
 
 
United States Senator
 
Stefano de Stefano 43
 
Geraldine Sam 26
 
Ted Cruz 2,857
 
Mary Miller 141
 
Bruce Jacobson Jr. 94
 
 
United States Representative District 1
 
Roshin Rowjee 70
 
Anthony Culler 320
 
Louie Gohmert 2,676
 
 
Governor 
 
Greg Abbott 2,917
 
SECEDE Kilgore 31
 
Barbara Krueger 183
 
 
Lieutenant Governor
 
Scott Milder 894
 
Dan Patrick 2,095
 
 
Attorney General
 
Ken Paxton 2,451
 
 
Comptroller of Public Accounts
 
Glenn Hegar 2,448
 
 
Commissioner of the General Land Office
 
Rick Range 286
 
Davey Edwards 155
 
Jerry Patterson 679
 
George P. Bush 1,737
 
 
Commissioner of Agriculture
 
Jim Hogan 832
 
Trey Blocker 519
 
Sid Miller 1,313
 
 
Railroad Commissioner
 
Christi Craddick 2,254
 
Weston Martinez 454
 
 
 
Justice Supreme Court Place 2
 
Jimmy Blacklock 2,264
 
 
 
Justice Supreme Court Place 4
 
John Devine 2,283
 
 
Justice Supreme Court Place 6
 
Jeff Brown 2,247
 
 
Presiding Judge Court of Criminal Appeals
 
Sharon Keller 1,048
 
David Bridges 1,459
 
 
Judge Court of Criminal Appeals Place 7
 
Barbara Parker Hervey 2,205
 
 
Judge Court of Criminal Appeals Place 8
 
Jay Brandon 1,139
 
Dib Waldrip 272
 
Michelle Slaughter 1,065
 
 
 
Proposition 1 
 
Yes 1,938
 
No 937
 
 
Proposition 2
 
Yes 2,807
 
No 235
 
 
 
Proposition 3
 
Yes 2,538
 
No 425
 
 
Proposition 4
 
Yes 2,741
 
No 285
 
 
Proposition 5
 
Yes 2,383
 
No 651
 
 
Proposition 6
 
Yes 2,999
 
No 97
 
 
Proposition 7
 
Yes 2,419
 
No 597
 
 
Proposition 8
 
Yes 2,974
 
No 104
 
 
Proposition 9
 
Yes 2,818
 
No 251
 
 
Propositon 10
 
Yes 2,802
 
No 175
 
 
Proposition 11
 
Yes 2,640
 
No 416
 

 

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Early Voting Results for Shelby County


 

 

 
Total Registered Voters 15,036
 
Ballots Cast Total 1,478
 
Ballots Cast Republican Party 1,366
 
Ballots Cast Democratic Party 112
 
Total Voter Turnout 9.08%
 
 
United States Senator District 3
 
Robert Nichols 937
 
 
State Representative District 9
 
Chris Paddie 833
 
Garrett Boersma 361
 
 
Justice 12th Court of Appeals
 
Greg Neeley 866
 
 
District Judge 273rd Judicial District
 
James A. Payne Jr. 909
 
 
County Judge
 
Allison Harbison 1,033
 
 
District Clerk
 
Lori Oliver 1,028
 
 
County Clerk
 
Jennifer Fountain 1,013
 
 
County Treasurer
 
Ann Blackwell 731
 
Donna Whitney 439
 
 
County Commissioner Precinct 2
 
Jimmy Lout 183
 
 
County Commissioner Precinct 4
 
Bradley Allen 87
 
Kevin Foster 33
 
Tom Bellmyer 77
 
Sammy K. Todd 9
 
 
Justice of the Peace Precinct 1
 
Randy Robertson 210
 
Melissa Crouch 335
 
Tommy Moody 199
 
 
Justice of the Peace Precinct 2
 
Marla Denby - Unopposed
 
 
Justice of the Peace Precinct 3
 
Margie Anderson 107
 
Deborah Sharp 12
 
Darrell Alford 64
 
 
Justice of the Peace Precinct 4
 
Jackie Kirkwood 41
 
 
Justice of the Peace Precinct 5
 
Tracy Broadway 80
 
Vernett Richardson 28
 
 
County Chairman
 
Leigh Porterfield 996
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Legal Notice of Land Sale in Tenaha


 

 
 
 
City of Tenaha, Texas will accept sealed bids until 3:00 p.m., CST, March 23, 2018, for the purchase of a 5.0 acres of land, more or less (no minerals) and all improvements, if any, located within the block in Tenaha, Shelby County, Texas, that is surrounded by four streets - Travis Street, E. Railroad Street, Woods Street, and N. George Bowers Drive (aka State Hwy 59).  Minimum bid is $144,000.  Bidders should obtain a bid package containing the procedures by which the property is offered, and the property may be viewed, by contacting Ms. Natalie Harris, Mayor Pro Tem, (936) 248-3841.  Late bids will not be accepted.  The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any technicalities.  Any conveyance is subject to all terms and conditions in the bid package. 
 
 

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Boil Water Notice N.E.W Water Supply


 

 

Due to a break in a  main line at Plant 2, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the N.E.W. Water Supply Corporation  PWS  # 2030034 to notify all customers on Hwy 147 S, Hwy 103 E, FM 1751, FM 3279, and surrounding County Roads.  Customers are to boil their water prior to consumption (eg., washing hands/ face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc).  Children, seniors and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions.
 
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.  The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. 
 
In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
 
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes. 
 
Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.
 
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received the notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses).  You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
 
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact N.E.W. Water Supply Corporation  at 220 W. Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas, 75972, or call 936-288-0489
 or Charles Sharp at 936-201-5001.
 
 
 
 
 

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Evening News 3-5-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Local residents urged to join Sheriffs' Association


 
 
 
Responding to the increasing number of people wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff Willis Blackwell invites Shelby County residents to become Associate Members of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas.
 
Membership appeals will go out in the mail shortly. Individuals choosing to join the voluntary program can do so for as little as $25, while businesses can show their support beginning at a $100 contribution level. The funding provides critically important technical resources, training, and legislative support on key criminal justice issues.
 
Contributions are tax deductible, and unlike any organization in our state, the Membership program does not solicit membership by telephone.
 
“With government funding becoming increasingly difficult to secure, the membership drive has taken on greater importance than ever before,” said Sheriff Blackwell. “The funding is vital to help us carry out our mission of making communities safer places to live, work and play.”
 
The Program is committed to its “No Telemarketing” policy and only sends invitations to citizens to become members by mail. Individuals that do not receive a membership appeal and would like more information can do so by contacting the Sheriff’s Association of Texas; 1601 S. Interstate 35; Austin, Texas 78741-2503; or by phone at 512-445-5888. Information is also available online at www.txsheriffs.org.
 
The membership program was formed to provide citizens with an opportunity to lend their support to more effective law enforcement and to help local law enforcement officers protect the lives and property of citizens.
 
As the need for building stronger public-private law enforcement partnerships in this country continues to escalate, programs such as this continue to grow in importance,” said Sheriff Blackwell. “I encourage everyone receiving a membership appeal to consider joining forces with us by becoming an Associate Member. It is a valuable investment in the future.”
 
 

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Early Voting Count


 

 

 
As of 12:42 p.m. on 3-5-18 the early voting total for Shelby County was 1,430.
 
 
 

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Today's News 3-6-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Shelbyville Dragon Basketball Team is Going to State Semi-Finals


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Students, Parents, Staff, & Community Members:
 
We are excited to announce that Shelbyville High School’s Boys’ Basketball team will be playing West Texas High School at the Alamodome on Friday, at 8:30 a.m., in a 2A State Semi-Final game.  The winner of Friday’s contest advances to play in the State Championship game on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
 
Shelbyville High School has specially designated tickets for Dragon fans available for presale until Wednesday, March 7th at 3:00 p.m.  These presale tickets are $16, cash only.  Tickets can also be purchased online or at the Alamodome box office for $19 each.  Children 2 years of age or younger not occupying a seat will be admitted free of charge.  Please note the Alamodome has a Clear Bag Policy:  To be approved for entry into the Alamodome, bags or purses must be clear, plastic, vinyl or PVC, and cannot exceed 12 inches x 6 inches x 12 inches in size. Small, one-compartment, clutch purses that do not exceed 6 inches x 6 inches x 6 inches (with or without a handle or strap) also will be permitted.
 
School will be held as scheduled on Friday, March 9, with an early release of 1:00 p.m.  However, any student that misses school to attend the playoff game in San Antonio on Friday, will receive an “excused” absence if the student provides documentation they attended the game (i. e. a game ticket stub/receipt) to the appropriate campus administrator.  If a student is not going to the game on Friday, he/she should plan on attending school.
 
Shelbyville ISD will be providing a “fan bus” to Friday’s game.  Seats on the bus will be sold on a first come basis (45 seats are available).  Cost for each rider is $35, cash only (a ticket to the game is included in the price).   Any rider under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.  Children 2 years of age or younger not occupying a seat will be admitted free of charge. The bus will start loading in front of the Shelbyville High School Thursday night at 11:00 p.m. and depart at 11:30 p.m.  One quick rest stop will be made on the trip.  The anticipated arrival time to the Alamodome will be approximately 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. on Friday.  Game time is at 8:30 a.m.  The fan bus will return to Shelbyville after the Dragons game is completed.  All school rules will be enforced, including no drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or weapons.
 
If the Dragons advance to the State Championship game on Saturday, a fan bus will again be provided.  The bus will load up to a maximum 45 fans, on a first come basis, in front of Shelbyville High School.  Cost for each rider is $20, cash only (a game ticket is not included in the price.  Admission tickets to the game will need to be purchased online or at the event box office).  All ticket sales must be cash.  Any rider under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.  Children 2 years of age or younger not occupying a seat will be admitted free of charge. The bus will start loading up at 4:00 a.m. and depart at 4:30 a.m.  One quick rest stop will be made on the trip.  The anticipated arrival time will be approximately 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.  Game time is at 1:30 p.m.  The fan bus will return to Shelbyville after the game is completed.  All school rules will be enforced, including no drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or weapons.
 
 
We are so proud of our student-athletes and coaches!  Go Dragons, Win State!
 
 
 
Shelbyville State Bound Kids!
Our Girls Sate Powerlifting Qualifiers & Boys Basketball State Qualifiers.
 
 
 

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Hope Community Medicine Interview


 

 

 

 

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Raymond Motor Company Ribbon Cutting


 

 

Please join the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and the staff at Raymond Motors for a Ribbon Cutting on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 12 Noon.  Raymond Motors is located at 301 San Augustine Street.  The public is invited to attend and meet the Owners and Staff.  Railroad Commissioner, Wayne Christian and State Representative Chris Paddie will be in attendance as will other local dignitaries.  There will be door prizes and refreshments.
 
Raymond Motors is a Cadillac, GMC and Buick Dealership owned by Will Blackwell, J.B. Raymond and James Raymond.  Their motto is “Classic Sales and Service with a Modern Twist”.  As Shelby County natives, they are looking forward to helping local people find the best vehicle at the right price as well as offer exceptional service.  They also have future plans for philanthropic projects and put money back into their community.
 
Mark your calendar for March 23rd and be apart of the excitement.
 
For more information, please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or www.shelbycountychamber.com.
 
 
 

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Evening News 3-5-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Voting Information


 

 

 
The Shelby County Primary Elections will be held on March 6th, 2018.
 
Center Broadcasting Company will announce the results after the votes come in Tuesday night March 6th, 2018 on KQBB 100.5 FM and the results will also be posted on our website.
 
 
 
 
 

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Today's News 3-5-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weather Update


 

 

 
After a perfect Friday and Saturday of sunshine and light winds....Today we will have some sun early and increasing clouds late in the day, but even at that...it will be a great day to be outdoors to catch some good natural vitamins!  71 degrees and a light 5-7 mph Southerly, Gulf wind.
 
And here is our current, most likely view of our weather for this week!
 
Monday - A warm 61 degree start headed to a 75 degree high. By 5AM, a light rain should start, and by 10AM a 90% chance to hear Thunder, and over all capture a 1/2 inch of rain under those T-storms, South winds continue at a mostly light 7-10 mph rate
 
Tuesday - 47 start, 69 for a hi, but sunny skies prevail, NNE winds 7-10 mph
 
Wednesday - More Sun with 44 degree start heading for a cooler 60 degree high with North winds 10-2 mph
 
Thursday - a cool 39 degree start and a high of 65 degrees
 
Friday - You guessed it...PM clouds get us ready for the week end....showers...maybe 1/2 inch, South winds at 10-12 mph but 70 for a high temp
 
Saturday - 77 for a high, but some carry over rain of maybe 1/4 inch and considerable wind from the South at 12-15 mph
 
We will see what the Thursday NWS Briefing has to say. I see lots of High and Low pressure systems forming and that could keep us unsettled...WELL....it is.... just the first part of March after all!
 
 
 

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Joaquin VFD Participates in Extrication Training


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Firefighters from five different area fire departments came together Saturday morning to participate in training on vehicle extrication. Extrication, or the act of removing an injured patient from a wrecked automobile, is one of the most critical services that rural volunteer fire departments perform.

 

 

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Having a hydraulic rescue tool (aka "The Jaws of Life") is a vital asset to a community. Equally valuable is having personnel who are properly trained in using that equipment. 27 firefighters, including members from Joaquin VFD, Tenaha VFD, Woods VFD (Panola County), Melrose VFD (San Augustine County), and Desoto Parish Fire District #1 in Logansport were able to get hands on training on three different sets of tools.
 
 
The training was made possible in part by the city of Joaquin, who allowed the fire department to use a piece of city-owned property on Faulkville Road for the training. Also a big thank you goes to Joey Ross Towing of Tenaha, who donated eight vehicles to train on. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Shelby County AG Sale 2018 Video:


 

 

 

 

 

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Weather Update


 

 

Dry and seasonable conditions will make a return on Friday through Saturday.  Rain returns Sunday through Monday with additional rainfall amounts of around an inch or less area? ?wide. 
 
 
 
 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Agenda


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Regular meeting of the Governing body if the Shelby County Commissioner’ Court will be held on the 7th day of March, 2018 at 9:30 am in the Courtroom of the Shelby County Courthouse at 200 San Augustine Street, Shelby County, Texas to deliberate and consider the action on the following items:
 
1.Approve the minutes of the February 7, 2018 Special meeting, February 12, 2018 Regular meeting, February 15, 2018 Special meeting, February 21, 2018 Special meeting, and February 28, 2018 Special meeting.
 
2.Approve and pay weekly expenses.
 
3.Approve and pay current payroll.
 
4.Approve Officers report.
 
5.Public comments on Agenda items.
 
6.Recognition of  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Family & Community Health, 2018 class of Master Wellness Volunteers on their competition and certification to provide nutrition and wellness programs to Shelby County residents and commitment to provide a minimum of 40 hours of service back to our community.
 
7.Record Racial Profiling Report for Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell.
 
8.Discuss the remodeling of the bottom floor of the Annex building.
 
 
EXECUTIVE SESSION
9.An executive session will be held for the purpose of receiving an update from the law firm of Flowers and Davis. This closed session is authorized by the Texas Open Meeting Act, Texas Government Code Section 551.071.
 
10.Reopen Regular Meeting.
 
11.Discuss and possibly make a decision on issues discussed in the Executive Session.
 
12.Adjourn. 
 
 

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Man Arrested on Assault Charges


 

 

On March 1 at approximately 11:55 p.m., Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to a residence on CR 1012 in Center in reference to an assault.
 
Once on scene, deputies made contact with a white female who stated her husband, identified as George Randall Gilchrist, 32, of Center, arrived home at approximately 10:30 p.m. intoxicated.
 
The female stated an argument ensued between the two which resulted in her being assaulted. Deputies searched the residence and were unable to locate Gilchrist.
 
On March 2, warrants were issued for Gilchrist and he was arrested at a residence on CR 1005.
 
Gilchrist was book into the Shelby County Jail and charged with Abandoning/Endangering a Child (SJF); Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (F-2); Assault Family Violence Impeding Breath/Circulation (F-3); Unlawful Restraint (F-3); Terroristic Threat of Family/Household (M-A); Interfere W/Emergency Call (M-A); and Deadly Conduct (M-A).
 
 
 
 

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DRT Celebrate Texas Independence Day


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The William Carol Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas had a ceremony today 3-2-2018 in honor of Texas Independence Day.  They met at noon at the historic Shelby County courthouse square and read the entire Texas declaration of independence. Mr. Brian Smale the last living relative of William Carol Crawford was a special guest at today’s ceremony.  Below are some pictures from the event.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Evening News 3-2-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joaquin Fire Department Responds to Wreck, then Paged to a Fire


 

 

On Wednesday February 21st, 2018 at approximately 8:00 p.m. a wreck occurred in Joaquin, TX a vehicle struck a transformer knocking out the power for the area.  The Joaquin Fire Department were paged out at 8:10 p.m. One adult and one minor were transported by ACE EMS the minor had minor injuries, there were no serious injuries or fatalities that occurred.  
 
The Joaquin fire department performed traffic control and left the scene at 4:48 a.m.  However they did not return to the station but were paged out to a house fire in the Lone Cedar Community.  A roof had caught fire due to electrical issues, however the tireless Joaquin Fire Department fought and defeated the blaze saving the home.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Texas Independence Day


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Texas Independence Day is the celebration of the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836. With this document signed by 59 delegates, settlers in Mexican Texas officially declared independence from Mexico and created the Republic of Texas.
 
It is not, however, an official state holiday whereby offices are closed, but instead a "partial staffing holiday"; state offices are required to be open on that day but with reduced staffing.
 
Happy Texas Independence Day from Center Broadcasting Company.
 
 

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Today's News 3-2-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Governor Abbott to Speak in Nacogdoches


 

 
(NACOGDOCHES, TX) The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce announced today that Governor Greg Abbott has agreed to speak at the Lone Star Legislative Summit on Friday, April 13, 2018 in Nacogdoches, Texas.
 
Scott Waller, Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce Board Chair said  “We are so pleased that Governor Abbott will be attending the Lone Star Legislative Summit.  We look forward to hearing his vision for the future of Texas, and we are excited to be able to showcase Nacogdoches County and Stephen F. Austin State University for him.”
 
The Lone Star Legislative Summit is produced by the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce and is co-hosted by State Senator Robert Nichols and State Representative Travis Clardy.  The program is presented by the Texas Health Care Association.
 
Participants will have the opportunity to hear panel discussions addressing issues which include:
Health Care-What Condition our Condition Is In  
Developing trends affecting the future of healthcare in Texas
 
Energy-What the Frack is Going On?   
How Texas earned the bragging rights as the energy leader of the world
Presenting sponsor is Cheniere Energy 
 
Pay As You GO- The Economics of Tourism
Travel tips to grow the second largest industry in Texas
 
School of Hard Knocks:- Who Wants to be a Teacher?
The challenge of recruiting and retaining the teachers of tomorrow
 
Revisiting History- They Did WHAT?! 
If past is prologue, are we doomed to repeat it? 
 
Program and registration information is available online at :  www.Nacogdoches.org/LSLS
 
For more information call the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, 936-560-5533. 
 

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Weather Update


 

Sunny tomorrow and Saturday and slightly cooler with the High pressure dome
passing through bringing us the clear skies.
 
Sunday....well....light rain into Monday of about 1/2 to 3/4 inches.
 
Then Clearing, Drier, and Warmer through the rest of next week!
 
Flood stages for many rivers to our North and East will not crest until
March 20th.
 
This was the wettest February on record for many locations in our SHV
Region. Some captured as much as 2-3 times the normal February rainfall.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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SHELBY COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW & SALE


 

 

 
Plans for the 2018 Annual Shelby County Livestock Show are set.  The show will be held on Thursday, March 1st at the Shelby County Expo Center.  The sale will be held Saturday, March 3rd, at the John Dean Windham Civic Center, meal starting at 6:00PM.
 
Weigh in of the market animals will begin at 7:30 a.m. and continue until 9:00 a.m.  The show will start at 10:00 a.m. with Rabbits and the Lambs, the Goats, Swine and Cattle will follow.  The Rabbits will be judged by Frank Farrow.  Carl Muntean, will judge lambs, goats, swine and cattle.  Kristen Powers, Show Emcee, stated, “I am excited about this year’s show with all the hard work and dedication that the exhibitors have put towards their animal projects.  There are over 90 entries at this show which are trying to be selected for the auction and premium awards.”  
 
Last year’s sale Champion steer was purchased by Hawkeye Hunting Club.   Shelby Savings Bank and G&G Logging won the bid for the Champion Swine.  Farmer’s State Bank purchased the Champion goat, and Border’s Poultry bought the Champion lamb.
 
The Bar-B-Que for the buyer’s and exhibitors will start at 6:00 p.m. followed by the auction at 7:00 p.m. at the Windham Civic Center.  “If you have a chance, come and see what the youth of Shelby County have been doing with their time.”   Stated Lane Dunn, County Extension Agent.  “The Shelby County Livestock show continues to grow each year which in part is due to the continued support of our youth by local businesses and the community.”  The public is invited to attend the events of the day and support the youth of our county.
 
 
 

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Evening News 3-1-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joaquin ISD will Have School Today


 
According to Joaquin ISD Superintendent Phil Worsham Joaquin ISD will have school today.
 
 

 

 

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Wreck in Joaquin


 

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On Wednesday February 21st, 2018 at approximately 8:00 p.m. a wreck occurred in Joaquin, TX a vehicle struck a transformer knocking out the power for the area.  The Joaquin Fire Department were paged out at 8:10 p.m. One adult and one minor were transported by ACE EMS the minor had minor injuries, there were no serious injuries or fatalities that occurred.  
 
The Joaquin fire department performed traffic control and left the scene at 4:48 a.m.  However they did not return to the station but were paged out to a house fire in the Lone Cedar Community.  A roof had caught fire due to electrical issues, however the tireless Joaquin Fire Department fought and defeated the blaze saving the home.

 

 

 

There was a wreck in Joaquin last night 2-28-18 a vehicle hit a pole and there were reports of power outages in Joaquin.  According to the Shelby County Sheriff's office as of this morning power company crews are still doing repairs.
 
 
 

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