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U.S Postal Vehicle Strikes Lamppost


 
 
 
 
 
 

Earlier today April 30th, 2018 a U.S Postal truck struck and knocked over a lamppost on the downtown Center city square.  No one was injured or harmed.  

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 4-30-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tenaha Police Department Official Opening Coverage


 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tenaha Police Department had their official opening Ceremony this past weekend at Tenaha ISD AC/DC Original Lead singer Dave Evans was there and became the first ever non american rock and roller to become a honorary police officer.  Also State Rep. Chris Paddie was there to honor retired state trooper James Moore.
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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Cade Foehner Advances Yet Again


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cade Foehner a 21 year old from Shelbyville, TX has advanced to the top 7 on the American Idol show.  He wowed the crowd with his latest performance on Disney night of "Kiss the Girl" from the little mermaid.  

 

 

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National Day of Prayer Event


 

 

 

 

 

 

Information about National Day of Prayer event . . .
 
*Thursday, May 3, Noon – 12:30pm at Old Courthouse Square
 
*High School Band ensemble        *Flag Color Guard
 
*Prayer for . . .
*Country   *Elected Officials    *First Responders
*Schools     *Churches    *Families     *Military
 
*Star Spangled Banner  *God Bless America  *Amazing Grace
 
*Closing Prayer Chain around the Historic Courthouse
photographed from above by drone camera!
 
*Come on your lunch hour and you’ll still have time for lunch when we’ve finished!
 
*Join us as we meet in the “center of Center”
and make a very visible statement to our community
that there is POWER IN PRAYER!
 
 

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Wreck on 7 East - UPDATED


 

 

 

 
A major accident occurred on HWY 7 East and the loop on 4-26-18 at 6:38 p.m.  A 2013 white Honda Accord driven by an adult Asian female wrecked leaving her trapped inside.  The Center Fire Department removed her from the vehicle and ACE EMS transported her to a hospital.  Multiple emergency personnel were at the scene including the: Center PD, ACE EMS, Center Fire Department, DPS, and the Shelby County Sheriff's office all responded.  According to the Center PD the individual who was trapped did survive the crash and is alive.  The scene was cleared by 8:03 p.m.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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Evening News 4-27-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Center FD Responds to Gas Leak


 

 

On 4-26-18 at approximately 1:05 p.m. the Center Fire Department responded to a gas leak on Brooks Street in Center, TX.  The gas main was shut off and the Center Fire Department returned to the station at 1:35 p.m. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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Commissioner Christian Hosts Third Summit on Education and Workforce Development


 

 

 
 
AUSTIN - Commissioner Wayne Christian (R - Texas) recently hosted the third summit for his Energy Education and Workforce Development Initiative. Prior to the meeting, Commissioner Christian testified before the House Energy Resources Committee on related issues.
 
You can view Commissioner Christian's testimony before the House Energy Resource Committee here.
 
You can view highlights of Commissioner Christian's third energy summit here.
 
"Texas is the epicenter of what I believe will be the largest oil boom in the history of our country," said Commissioner Christian. "As I travel the state and visit with folks across the sectors of the energy industry, I hear almost universally that the biggest hinderance to this boom is a lack of labor. It is important for Texas to be a leader on this crucial issue to ensure the next generation understand the opportunities for high-paying jobs available to them in oil and gas."
 
At the summit, participants reviewed a sub-committee report looking into the creation of a new college curriculum that meet the needs of our oil and gas industry and fit in line with existing graduation requirements. That report can be seen here.
 
Additionally, Representative Jason Isaac (R - Dripping Springs) discussed K-12 curriculum and delivered a compilation of resources put together by the sub-committee on K-12 Resources. You can view that list here.
 
Other issues discussed were our state's shortage of commercial truck drivers who are critical to the transportation of our energy resources, and how to help educate the general public on the importance of energy in the State of Texas.
 
 

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Sales Tax Holiday for Emergency Supplies This Weekend


 

 

 
 
(AUSTIN) —  Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain items tax-free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies, beginning tomorrow, April 28 through April 30.
 
There's no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase. These include:
 
batteries, fuel containers and flashlights priced at less than $75;
hurricane shutters and emergency ladders priced at less than $300; and
portable generators priced at less than $3,000.
 
 
 

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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 April 30, 2018 at 4:00 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.Discuss and Consider Approving March 26, 2018 Minutes. -  Action
4.Discuss and Consider Approving March 2018 Financials.   -  Action
5.Discuss and Consider Approving Ordinance concerning Dangerous Dogs. - Action
6.Discuss and Consider Approving Axel & Rode, LLP Public Accountants for Audits. - Action
7.Discuss and Consider Approval of 2018 Telecommunications Right of Way Access Line Rates. - Action
8.Discuss and Consider Approving Mayor’s Compensation. - Action
9.Discuss and Consider Approval to purchase RG3 meters. - Action
10.Discuss and Consider Approving TML Member Service Fee. - Action
11. Presentation of CSA Software Solution
12. “Closed Section per Texas Government Code Section 551.074 Personnel
A.City Manager Position: Interview and Selection
13.Return to Open Session. Action, if needed, concerning items discussed. 
14.Department Head and Council Report
15.Adjourn 
 
 
 
 

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Today's News 4-27-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 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. CLICK HERE:
 
Winds will be Northwest @ 4 mph gusting to 8 mph.
 
 
 
Ignition time of 1030 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 4-26-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cade Foehner Watch Party


 

 

 

 
Cade Foehner watch party this coming Sunday April 29th at the John D. Windham Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. 
 
 
 

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Today's News 4-26-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelbyville Special Olympics 2018 Coverage


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shelbyville Special Olympics 2018 track and field events was held on 4-25-18 at the Shelbyville ISD stadium.  Schools gathered near and far and according to Ronnie Wheeler who was the announcer at this years event it was the biggest turnout ever.
 

 

 

Opening Ceremony:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Pictures of the Medalist Click Here:

 

 

 

For Event Pictures Click Here:

 

 

 

 

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DETCOG Meeting


 

 

 
DETOG will have a meeting Thursday, April 26, 2018 – 12:00 Noon in Shelby County at the John D. Windham Civic Center.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Evening News 4-25-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Produce Drop


 

 

Harvest for Homes Produce Drop this am @ 9:30 a.m. OLD CVS Building.

 

 

 

 
 

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Shelbyville Special Olympics


 

 

The Shelbyville Special Olympics Track and Field Meet will be held on April 25th, 2018.
 
Check In: Between 9 - 9:30 a.m.
 
Opening Ceremonies: 9:45 a.m.
 
Events Begin: 10 a.m.
 
Closing Ceremonies: 2 p.m.
 
 

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Today's News 4-25-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weather Update


 

 

All in All....Pretty nice week to 10 days coming up!
 
Wednesday - our temps Start at 55>80 Hi, clouds mid afternoon with light rain by 7-8pm 1/10th inch
Thursday - 59 start >with carry over light rain until 5AM cooler with high of only 71, 1/4 inch
Friday - 50 to start > 72 high and Sunny, but with North winds at 10-12
Saturday - 48 degree start > 72 high, but sunny with a North wind at 10-12 mph
 
Sunday - 52 start, 79 high
Monday - 54 start >79 with plenty of sun, strong South winds at 10-12
Tuesday - 58/80 PM with T-storms with South winds 10-12
Wednesday - 58-80 with T-storms South winds 10-12
 
 
 

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Sky View of the Shelby County Courthouse


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nacogdoches Hit and Run


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Nacogdoches Police Department is investigating A FELONY HIT AND RUN crash that occurred at approximately 4:00 am on March 28, 2018.
 
A bicyclist was travelling westbound on Douglass Road (SH 21) at the intersection of the southbound off ramp of Loop 224 (Stallings Drive). A dark colored truck tractor, possibly carrying a pole trailer “piggyback”, exited the off ramp striking the bicyclist.  The bicyclist was drug by the truck for a distance. The truck failed to stop, and continued westbound on Douglass Road. The bicyclist sustained severe injuries in the incident.
 
NACOGDOCHES CRIME STOPPERS will pay a CASH REWARD of up to $1,000.00 for the FIRST, MOST ACCURATE TIP that leads to an arrest or grand jury indictment in this case. All information is confidential and YOU WILL NOT BE ASKED YOUR NAME. You may call Crime Stopper at 936-560-INFO (4636) or send us a tip on the web at www.ncstips.com.
 
 

 

 

 

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Joaquin Meet the Canidates


 

 

This Saturday on the square in downtown Joaquin from 10-12 am Joaquin Special Events Committee will be hosting a meet and greet for anyone running in a local office. This event is free and any candidate is welcome to join us. No sign up is required. For more info please contact Marsha at 936-332-8813.

 
 

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Today's News 4-24-18


 

 

 

 

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Cade Foehner Advances Again


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cade Foehner a 21 year old from Shelbyville, TX has made waves on American Idol he has advanced again making it to the top ten on the American Idol show on channel ABC.

 

 

 

 

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Search warrants uncover stolen items, drugs


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On April 19, 2018, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) executed multiple search warrants throughout Shelby County. The search warrants were issued after several months of investigations into a rash of burglaries. 
 
Execution of the search warrants uncovered a multitude of suspected stolen property including power tools, firearms, hunting and fishing equipment, electronics and numerous other items. Marijuana, prescription pills and 46+ grams of methamphetamines were also found at a location along with $5,600 in currency.
 
 
 
James Cody Fleming, 34, of Center was arrested and charged with Manufacturing/Delivery of a Controlled Substance (F-1) $50,000 Bond; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon (F-3) $15,000 Bond and Violation of Parole – No Bond.
 
 
 
James Melvin Fleming, 64, of Center was arrested and charged with Prohibited Weapon (F-3) $15,000 Bond and Tampering with Identification Numbers (M-A) $5,000 Bond.
 
 
 
Stephen McCoy, 24, of Joaquin was arrested and charged with Violation of Probation- No Bond.
 
 
 
Rebecca Simmonds, 21, of Center, was arrested and charged with POM (M-B) $2,500 Bond; POCS (SJF) $2,000 Bond; POCS (M-A) $5,000 Bond and Abandoning/Endangering a Child (SJF) $15,000 Bond.
 
 
Lillian Jernigan, 19, of Center was arrested and charged with Manufacturing/Delivery of a Controlled Substance (F-1) $50,000 Bond.
 
 
Bruce Cohoon, 39, of Joaquin was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon (F-3)$15,000 Bond and Tampering with Identification Numbers (M-A) $5,000 Bond.
 
The six suspects were booked into the Shelby County Jail without incident and all remain in custody at this time. More charges will be added.
 
Officers involved in the search warrants included Sheriff Willis Blackwell, Chief Deputy Kevin Windham, Lieutenant Del Birdwell, Investigators Chad Brown, Mandy Fears and Adam Renfro, SCSO Deputies Ruth Gonzales, Jordan Long, Jim Ed Matthews, Roy Bailey and Taylor Fanguy
 
Sheriff Willis Blackwell would like to thank DPS Officer Taylor Buster and Jessie Fountain, Constable Zack Warr and Shelby County District Attorney Investigator Joey Haley for their assistance with the execution of the search warrants
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Evening News 4-23-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crawfish Boil Fundraiser


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Center Town Hall Meeting


 

 

Center Independent School District will be holding a town hall meeting on Monday, April 23rd beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Center Church of Christ Fellowship Hall located at 110 Hurst Street.  The purpose of the meeting is to provide information to the school district community for the upcoming bond election.
 
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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Shelbyville Special Olympics


 

 

 
 
The Shelbyville Special Olympics Track and Field Meet will be held on April 25th, 2018.
 
Check In: Between 9 - 9:30 a.m.
 
Opening Ceremonies: 9:45 a.m.
 
Events Begin: 10 a.m.
 
Closing Ceremonies: 2 p.m.
 
 
 
 

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Today's News 4-23-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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San Augustine Pro Rodeo Coverage


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The San Augustine Pro Rodeo was held this past Friday and Saturday April 20th - 21st, 2018 at the San Augustine County fair grounds.  Center Broadcasting Company did a live radio remote pre-coverage of the event.  Below is video news coverage and aerial video of the mutton busting contest, along with some pictures.   

 

 

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Mutton Busting Contest:

 

 

 

 

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San Augustine Chamber of Commerce Meeting


 

 

 
The San Augustine Commssioners Court will be held on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 9 a.m. at the San Augustine Courthouse located at 100 w. Columbia, Room 103.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Broaddus Bank Robbery


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broaddus Bank Robbery - The suspect in today’s robbery of a bank in Broaddus, Texas has been described as a black male wearing a camouflage jacket, black gloves, and a fluorescent yellow top, and carrying gray and black backpack. The vehicle shown in the time stamped image is a photo of the actual suspect vehicle, which appears to be a silver mid-2000s Cadillac DeVille.
 
 
 
Investigators said the robber displayed a silver and black semi-automatic handgun and that his modus operandi (MO) matched that of the robbery committed Friday, April 13, in Diboll. As seen in the second image, the suspect from the Diboll robbery is a black male who wore a “Just Do It” hoodie, dark-colored shorts, a blue hard hat, sunglasses, and a bright-yellow safety vest. His vehicle was described as a mid-sized, four-door car.
 
 
If you can assist either of the robbery investigations, submit a tip at 639TIPS.com, use Crime Stoppers' app (639TIPS.com/app), or call Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS. You’ll find other requests for assistance with these investigations, and Crime Stoppers encourages the community to work with investigators, but it is important to note that ONLY calls and tips DIRECTLY to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and only ANONYMOUS tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a Crime Stoppers reward. #639TIPS
 
 

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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 25th 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. Adjourn.
 
 
 

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City of Center Update


 

 

The City of Center has issued a update click the link below to read it.

 

 

For the Update Click Here:

 

 

 

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Polk County Pedestrian Crash


 

 

POLK COUNTY, TX – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated an auto-pedestrian crash yesterday 4-19-18 about one mile west of Livingston on US 190.
 
The preliminary information indicates at about 10:30 p.m., a motorist traveling west was encountered by a vehicle traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes. The driver of the westbound vehicle reportedly slowed down to avoid the wrong way driver and was struck from behind by another vehicle.  Moments later another motorist stopped on the westbound shoulder to assist the occupants involved in the previous crash and was struck by a 2006 Saturn SUV
while attempting to cross the roadway.
 
The pedestrian is identified as Angel Saez, 46, from Onalaska, TX. Saez was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The driver of the SUV is identified as Lorenzo Johnson, 57, also from Onalaska. Johnson was not reportedly injured during the crash.
 
The operator of the vehicle that was traveling the wrong way on US 190 has not been located at this time.  Anyone with any information is asked to contact law enforcement.
 
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.
 
 
 

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Shelby County Grand Jury Indites Lisa Renea Cordova


 

 

A Shelby County Grand Jury has returned a murder indictment on Lisa Renea Cordova. Cordova has been accused of stabbing her husband Michael Lane Cordova to death.  The incident took place on March 5th of 2017.  
 
Below is the Press Release From March 6th, 2017:
 
 
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office investigated a murder that occurred March 5th, 2017 at approximately 10 p.m. on County Road 3490 in Joaquin. 
 
When deputies arrived on scene, 52 year-old Michael Lane Cordova of Joaquin, was found lying in a bed with multiple stab wounds to the left side of his abdomen, left thigh and left ankle.
Lisa Cordova, wife of the victim, told officers the two were involved in an altercation when Michael came home after being at a fish fry and drinking alcohol. Lisa stated Michael was abusive to her and kicked her out of the bed.  She stated she then grabbed a knife from the top of a nearby cabinet and stabbed the knife towards Michael. Lisa stated she was unable to see Michael because the room was dark, but that she did not believe she ever made contact with the victim.
Lisa told officers that Michael said, “You got me.” Lisa stated she went to watch television after it appeared Michael was through fighting.
 
The couple’s son, Michael Cody Cordova came home after the altercation. Lisa told officers that she put Michael Cody, who was also intoxicated, in the bed with his father.  Michael Cody told officers that his mother woke him up some time later to inform him that his father was dead.
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3, Margie Anderson pronounced the victim dead at 12:01 a.m. March 6. 
 
Lisa Cordova was charged with Murder.
 
 
 
  
 

 

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Today's News 4-20-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recognizing Deputies in DeSoto


 

 

 

 

 

 

The DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office would like to recognize three deputies for their performance during the recent severe weather that occurred in DeSoto Parish.  
 
Cpl. Obie Galey, Cpl. Vicki Page and Deputy Antoinette Turner received a call of a missing person, later identified as Adam Dickson, during the severe storm activity that affected our area this past week.  All three Deputies, in addition to their already taxing duties during the storm, went above and beyond their duty by contacting the cellular provider to "ping" the cellular phone belonging to the individual.  They then relayed this information in a timely manner to Texas DPS Troopers and City Police along the I-20 West Corridor.  Adam's family was quickly notified and he was located by Texas DPS Troopers and transported to the nearest hospital for treatment.  The outcome for Adam could have been devastating if not for the professionalism and quick response of these three Deputies as well as Texas DPS Troopers.
 
Our Deputies exhibit qualities such as this on a daily basis by putting their lives on the line for the public we gratefully serve.  Due to the severe weather and circumstances on this day, Sheriff Jayson Richardson felt it necessary to acknowledge these three Deputies for exhibiting the core values in which we, the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office, abide by.  Honor, professionalism, courage, and integrity are the ethos by which we bring to the public that, in turn, puts its trust in our agency. 
 
 
 
Pictured L-R:  Cpl. Vicki Page, Adam Dickson, Cpl. Obie Galey
 
 
 
 

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Breakfast Fundraiser


 

 

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Today's News 4-19-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Warrants for Failure to Appear


 

 

The following criminal defendants failed to appear for a felony arraignment hearing on Wednesday, April 18, 2018:
 
Tristen Javan Durden
Darren Askew
Eric Jerome Nobles
Ruben Munez Soto
 
Judge LeAnn Rafferty, presiding judge of the 123rd Judicial District Court, issued warrants for each defendant's arrest and further, forfeited each defendant's bond.   
 
Each defendant needs to immediately contact the Court Manager, Karen Warr, at 936-598-9928 to schedule a court appearance. 
 
 

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Denning Boil Water Notice


 

 

 

 

 

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Job Fair Coverage


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 4-18-18 the Shelby County Job Fair 2018 was held at the John D. Windham Civic Center, the event ran from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and featured a variety of companies from our area some of which were hiring such as Tyson Foods.  Center Broadcasting Company also had a table there as well and help spread information about journalism.  Below is video coverage from the event along with some pictures.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Results


 

 

The Shelby County Commissioners Court met on 4-18-18 at 9:30 a.m. at the active Shelby County Court House in Center,TX.  They took the following actions:
 
1. They approved and paid the weekly expenses.
 
2. They approved and paid the current payroll.
 
3. They adjourned.
 
  
 
 

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Flags at Half-staff in Honor of Barbara Bush


 

 

A Presidential Proclamation has been issued asking Flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor and as a mark of respect for former First Lady Barbara Bush.  Flags are to be lowered from now until the day of her interment which is Saturday, April 21 from sunup to sunset.
 
 
 
Remember if you have other flags flying with the US Flag they should also be lowered.  Flags that cannot be lowered can show respect for the day by tying a black cord or ribbon to the top of the staff.
 
 
 
Read the proclamation here: PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION
 
 

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San Augustine Pro Rodeo


 

 

 

 

 

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Evening News 4-18-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Center ISD Town Hall Meeting


 

 

 
 
Center, Texas - April 18, 2018 - Center Independent School District will be holding a town hall meeting on Monday, April 23rd beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Center Church of Christ Fellowship Hall located at 110 Hurst Street.  The purpose of the meeting is to provide information to the school district community for the upcoming bond election.
 
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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Today's News 4-18-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Center FD Responds to Fire


 

 
The Center Fire Department responded to a fire at the fertilizer plant located at the old E.L. Bruce Building on 699, this morning at approximately 6:30 a.m. more to follow.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Today's News 4-17-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Adams Meat Market Grand Opening


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adams Meat Market in Center, TX had their grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. on 4-17-18.  The business is located on loop 500 in Center, and they offer a variety of custom cut meats and sausages. 

 

 

 

 

They are open Tue - Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  This is a family owned and run business the owners are husband and wife Chad & Hollie Adams and the manager is Chad's mother Patrica Adams.  They believe in family and customer service at Adams Meat Market in Center, TX.  

 
 

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Rock Star Cade Foehner Day


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock Star Cade Foehner day was held at Shelbyville ISD on 4-16-18 elementary students lined up with signs and banners to cheer Cade on as he competes on American Idol.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Timpson City Council Meeting


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the governing body of the above named City will be held on the 17th day of April, 2018 at 5:30 pm. at the City Hall, 456 Jacob Street, Timpson.

 

Click Here for the Agenda:

 

 

 

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Blake Furniture Ribbon Cutting


 

 

 

 

 

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Job Fair


 

 

 

 

 

Confirmed Companies: 

 

American Income Life Insurance
 
BC Operating
 
Center ISD
 
Cobb-Vantress
 
Endura Products
 
E-Tech
 
Hallmark Center Fixture Operations
 
Holiday Nursing Home
 
Pine Grove Nursing Center
 
Spherion Staffing
 
T & R Steakhouse
 
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
 
Tri County Community Action
 
Tyson Foods
 
 
Air Force
 
Army
 
Marine Corps
 
Navy
 
 
ACE EMS
 
Job Corp
 

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 4-16-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Wreck Outside of Nacogdoches


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, TX – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated a one vehicle fatal crash on 4-15-18 approximately 10 miles west of Nacogdoches.
 
The preliminary investigation indicates at about 5:30 a.m., a 2003 Pontiac passenger car was traveling east on SH 7 when the vehicle drove off the roadway and struck a culvert before overturning.
 
The driver of the Pontiac is identified as Jose Ramirez, 43, from Nacogdoches.  Ramirez was pronounced deceased at the scene by a Nacogdoches County Justice of the Peace.
 
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.
 
 
 
 

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Joaquin Fire Department Training


 

 

 

 

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Governor Greg Abbott Visits SFA


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On April 13th, 2018 Governor Greg Abbott visited SFA for the Legal Summit and met with the Southwest Little League team the 71st Annual World Series Champions. 

 

 

 

 

 

After reading his card the he and his wife wrote to the team and posing for pictures, the Governor did something unexpected and a little comical he wrote the kids an excuse for school, as he was pressed for time he only did one excuse per school. 

 

 

 

 

 

It made the coaches and kids day to meet with Governor Abbott.  

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Evening News 4 -13-18


 

 

 

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Suicide Attempt at North DeSoto High School


 

 

Sheriff Jayson Richardson wanted to share a joint statement between the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office and the DeSoto Parish School System regarding an incident that occurred at the North DeSoto school campus today 4-13-18.
 
 
 
"An incident occurred today, April 13, 2018, at North DeSoto High School that involved an attempted suicide of a juvenile student. School staff and DeSoto Parish School Resource Officers responded immediately with emergency procedures. The student was transported to an area hospital to receive treatment. The matter is currently being investigated, and you may notice an increased presence of law enforcement in the area of the school. Counselors are onsite and providing any necessary services for the foreseeable future. We want to assure the public that no other students or staff were in danger during this incident and that additional information may be released."
 

 

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Cade Foehner Advances - Live Voting Begins Soon


Shelby County native, Cade Foehner of Shelbyville has made it to the final twenty-four on ABC's American Idol TV Program. America will begin live voting on Sunday April 22nd!

 

Cade is a singer, songwriter and musician who has been performing locally for years. While attending Panola College, he was a member of the Jazz Band.

 

Cade's next appearance on American Idol will be a solo performance on Sunday April 15th or Monday April 16th on ABC.

 

Sign up to to vote live starting on Sunday April 22nd.  https://idolvote.abc.go.com/
 

Follow Cade on social media on:
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                   Cade Foehner & Bishop Briggs

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Tornado Watch


 

 

TORNADO WATCH 40 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10:00 PM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS IN TX.
 
TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE:
 
ANGELINA, BOWIE, CAMP, CASS, CHEROKEE, FRANKLIN, GREGG, HARRISON, MARION, MORRIS, NACOGDOCHES, PANOLA, RED RIVER, RUSK, SABINE, SAN AUGUSTINE, SHELBY, SMITH, TITUS, UPSHUR, WOOD
 
 
 

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Joaquin City Meetings


 

 

 
 
 
 
The Joaquin Economic Development Corporation will meet in regular session Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Joaquin City Office located at 124 N. Preston, Joaquin, Texas.
          
 
ORDER OF BUSINESS
 
 
1. Call to order, establish quorum & welcome guest  
2. Board approval of the previous month’s minutes.
3. Board approval of bills paid and to be paid.
4.Board discussion and recommendation of action to The City of Joaquin on expiring terms.
5. Review of financial standing of JED Corporation.
6.Adjourn.
 
 
 
The Joaquin Public Safety Corporation will meet in regular session Tuesday, April 17, 2018
at 6:00 p.m. at the Joaquin City Office located at 124 N. Preston, Joaquin, Texas.
          
 
ORDER OF BUSINESS
 
 
1. Call to order, establish quorum & welcome guest  
2. Board approval of the previous month’s minutes.
3. Board approval of bills paid and to be paid.
4.Board discussion and possible action on approval of purchase of Bunker Gear.
5.Board discussion and recommendation of action to The City of Joaquin on expiring terms.
6. Review of financial standing of JPSD Corporation.
7.Adjourn.
 
 
 
The City Council of Joaquin will meet in regular session Tuesday April 17, 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 .
6.Discussion & Council Action on Payment of Bills.
7.Discussion & Council Action on of change of office hours.
8.Discussion & Council Action on potential limitations on maximum raise per consideration of occurrence.
9.Discussion & Council Action on water contract with Jackson Water Supply.
10.Discussion & Council Action on renewal of TML IEBP Health insurance.
11.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 Agenda


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 18th 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.Adjourn. 
 
 
 

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Tenaha Meet the Candidates


 

 

 

 

 

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Shelbyville Special Olympics


 

 

Shelbyville ISD is hosting a Special Olympic Track And Field Meet on April 25, 2018 at our high school football stadium.
 
This is our third annual track meet and it has grown each year.  We have 11 school districts from East Texas participating, with over 100 Special Olympians competing.
 
SCHEDULE:
 
CHECK IN: between 9:00 – 9:30 AM
 
OPENING CEREMONIES 9:45 AM
 
EVENTS BEGIN: 10:00 AM
 
CLOSING CEREMONIES: 2:00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Rock Star Cade Foehner Day


 

 

Rock Star Cade Foehner Day will be held at Shelbyville ISD on April 16th at 2 p.m. at the Shelbyville ISD playground.

 
 

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Today's News 4-13-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Texas Women on the Go


 

 

 

 

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Evening News 4-12-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Sales Tax Holiday for Emergency Supplies, April 28-30


 

 

 
 
(AUSTIN) — With the potential for severe weather approaching this spring, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain items tax-free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies, from April 28 to April 30. 
 
 
 
 

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Weather Update


 

 

Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Weather Advisory to begin Just East of the Dallas area for all 48 contiguous Counties and Parishes in the 4 state Shreveport Region. The event could be in our area by mid afternoon. This bears close watching as the atmosphere has NO CAP and it is anticipated that the Vertical Lift and twisting wind shear at all levels will give way to long duration Supercell Tornadoes, Dangerous Lightning, Large Hail, Rain that trains over the areas under the storms with the possibility of flash flooding (2-3+ inches) and Very Strong Winds. The winds are already beginning to increase to the 20 MPH range today and that will inturn cause a Lake Wind Advisory by afternoon today ahead of the front. I will have more details as the latest details from the briefing are posted.  
 
 
 
HAVE A PLAN! BE PREPARED! 
 
Some close watch on the weather should be taken. Some locations in the areas are already curtailing events and giving thought to early release from schools.
 
 
 

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Today's News 4-12-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County JP Pct 4 Under Investigation by Texas Rangers


 

 

Shelby County JP Pct 4 Jenny Hicks was investigated by the Texas Rangers.  DPS media relations officer David Hendry released the following statement when questioned about the case.

 

 

"At the request of the Shelby County District Attorney, the Texas Rangers (DPS) investigated the alleged misconduct and submitted their findings to the District Attorney for review. This investigation remains open and additional information is not available at this time.
 
 
 
(An investigation by the Texas Rangers does not presume wrongdoing.)"
 
 

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Weather Update


 

 

Severe weather threat continues to look more likely as we shift toward Friday into Friday night. Much of our region is already included in an Enhanced Risk for severe storms during this timeframe.
 
Thunderstorms will develop ahead of a cold front on Friday with discrete storms/supercells possible, increasing the large hail and tornado threats. The overall severe potential will likely evolve over time into more of a damaging wind threat as storms take on a linear mode (down burst or gust front) ahead of the cold front moving in Friday night through early Saturday morning. The severe threat should start to wind down toward daybreak Saturday and possibly sooner with frontal passage occurring.
 
Impacts:  Large hail and isolated (potentially strong) tornadoes primarily early on (Friday afternoon/evening), followed by damaging winds (Friday night/Saturday morning). However, the potential for all threats will exist throughout the entire event. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Results


 

 

 
The Shelby County Commissioners' Court met today 4-11-18 at 9:30 a.m. at the active Shelby County Courthouse and took the following actions.
 
1. The Court approved the minutes of the March 7, 2018 Regular meeting, March 14, 2018 Special meeting, March 21, 2018 Special meeting, and March 28, 2018 Special meeting. 
 
2. They approved and paid weekly expenses.
 
3. They approved the officers report.
 
4. No public comments on agenda items.
 
5. They looked at bids for Commissioner Pct.3 and Commissioner Pct. 4 on equipment.
 
6. They appointed Jheri-Lynn McSwain to the Shelby County Historical Commission.
 
7. They approved and appointed the members of the Shelby County Historical Commission for 2018.
 
8. They discussed and approved election contract between Shelby County and Center Independent School District for election services.
 
9. They discussed and approved the Radio Tower Rental Agreement for Adult Probation.
 
10. They discussed and approved the Radio Tower Rental Agreement for all four Commissioners.
 
11. They looked at sealed bids on Property ID 11474, located in the A-0200 Foster JOHN SUR BLK 11 TR 17, City of Timpson, Shelby County Texas which has been struck off the tax roll.  They accepted a bid from Mario Osby for $1,500.  
 
12.  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 36 & 45, 1830  acres (Block A& B)  in Shelby County.  This area is located in Goober Hill Community off forest service road 125 and 126.  Please use caution and turn your lights on.   
 
 
 
 
Winds will be Southeast and South @ 4 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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Adams Meat Market Grand Opening


 

 

Please join the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Owners Hollie and Chad Adams at Adams Meat Market, for a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 11am.  Adams Meat Market is located at 1107 Loop 500.   The public is invited to attend to the celebrate this new business opening.
 
Adams Meat Market will be a Specialty Butcher Shop that provides hand cut steaks, artisan crafted sausage, boudin and jerky.   Meat selections will also include, hamburger, pork chops, bacon and lunch meats. Daily home cooked lunch specials will also be available.
 
Hollie and Chad want to provide customers with a quality product and an alternative to a box store product.
 
Hours of operation will be Tuesday thru Saturday from 10am – 6pm.
 
Make sure you join the Adams at their Grand Opening on April 17th.  And enjoy from free samples!
 
For more information, please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or www.shelbycountychamber.com.
 
 
 

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Weather Update


 

 

Some of you have experienced or at least heard of the Tumbleweed. If NOT, the West North West winds may give you the opportunity to view one first hand. It's gonna blow up to 50-60 mph out in West Texas & New Mexico and definitely loosen up more of those pesky tumbleweeds to blow our way!
 
The NWS has issued an advisory in advance of our weekly rain/storm event as the earlier forecast was just for windy conditions and some rain.....NOW, not only is that turning into "SOME" rain..."SOME" wind...It will NOW looks to be another event similar to last weeks. 
 
I am sure our Thursday Morning NWS Briefing will provide more details....UNTIL then, lots of SUN, High pushing the 80 degree mark and winds at 10 mph from the South for both Wednesday and Thursday....Then, Friday winds strong at 20-25+ mph from the South to load us up with moisture to collide once again with a strong Cold front. That will generate the start of the T-storms by 10 am Friday morning and carry thru the morning of Saturday. A shift to Strong WNW winds just before the front hits.
 
Yep. you guessed it....colder temps for a couple of days as temps stay in low 60's for highs and low 40's and high 30's for lows.
 
This cold front will advance into the region Friday with thunderstorms developing along and ahead of the front. Storms should rapidly intensify as the cold front encounters very warm and moist air from the Gulf of Mexico with the atmosphere becoming more unstable Friday noon through Friday evening. The severe threat is likely to continue into ??from??? ?Friday ?noon and ?into ?early Saturday morning before ending from west to east.
 
Impacts: Large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes are all expected to be possible.  
 
 
 

 

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Cade Foehner Advances Again


 

 

Cade Foehner a 21 year old from Shelbyville advanced yesterday evening 4-9-18 on America Idol and now he is in the top 14.  He has a growing number of followers on instagram by the last count it was at 41,100.  He will be competing live on April 22nd on American Idol on channel ABC. There are signs for sale to cheer him on designed by Sheila Jones to purchase one call her at 936-590-1123.  
 
 
 
 

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Snoberger Retires from U.S. Forest Service


 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nancy Snoberger, landscape architect and recreation program manager for the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, recently retired after 27 years of service in Texas. Presenting her plaque is acting Forest Supervisor Kimpton Cooper.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Today's News 4-10-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lone Star Legislative Summit


 

 

The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce announced today that over 400 business leaders, municipal officials and legislators have registered to attend the Lone Star Legislative Summit on April 12 and 13, 2018. The event will be held at the Fredonia Hotel and Convention Center and on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.
 
Governor Greg Abbott, Attorney General Ken Paxton and Texas Association of Business CEO Jeff Moseley will be featured speakers at the conference. Scott Waller, Chairman of the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce Board said, “We are excited about this powerful line-up of presenters and look forward to hearing their vision for East Texas.”
 
The event will begin on Thursday evening, April 12 at the Fredonia Hotel and will feature a media panel discussion titled Media Madness: Divided We Fall: The Polarization of Politics. :On Friday, April 13 the Summit will feature panel discussions addressing a wide range of issues including Tourism, Energy, Education, Health Care, History and School Safety. The Breakfast Keynote will feature a presentation by Jeff Moseley, CEO of the Texas Association of Business. The luncheon Keynote address will feature Governor Greg Abbott. Attorney General Ken Paxton will speak at 2:35 p.m.
 
The Lone Star Legislative Summit, co-hosted by State Senator Robert Nichols and State Representative Travis Clardy is presented by the Texas Health Care Association and produced by the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce.
 
C. Wayne Mitchell, President & CEO of the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce recognizes the unique opportunity to feature Nacogdoches County and East Texas. “The Lone Star Legislative Summit is a wonderful opportunity to showcase East Texas and our County. During this event we have the ability to share our legislative priorities and agenda with Texas state officials.”
 
To register for the Lone Star Legislative Summit please call the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce at 936 560-5533. Find the event agenda and more about participating state legislators and guest speakers at www.Nacogdoches.org/LSLS
 
 
 

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Blake Furniture Ribbon Cutting


 

 
Please join the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and the staff at Blake Furniture for a Ribbon Cutting and celebration on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 11:00am - 1:00pm.  Blake Furniture is located at 108 Selma Street.  The public is invited to attend and meet the Owners and Staff.    Shelby County Cookers will be cooking Chicken Fajitas and drinks are provided by 7Up.  There will also be a Tent Sale!!
 
Blake Furniture is a family owned business since 1975.  There are 10 Blake Furniture locations in the North East Texas area.  Blake Furniture sells the top brands in furniture.  Blake Furniture is the largest Ashley Furniture Dealer in North East Texas.  And Blake Furniture offers the best Easy-in-Store Financing in the area.
 
Mark your calendar for April 21st 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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Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department BBQ Fundraiser


 

 

The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual BBQ brisket plate fundraiser on Saturday, April 28th. BBQ plates, which include sliced beef, beans, potato salad, bread, and a soft drink, will be served beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the JVFD fire station. Cost per plate is $10. Beginning at 6:00 p.m. on the same day, there will be a cakewalk on Steve Hughes Drive in front of the station. Fire department members would like to invite everyone to come out and enjoy some good food, fun, and fellowship.
 
 
 

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Telecommunications Week Celebration


 

 

 

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Local Weather Update


 

 

Get your Sun Shades, Sunscreen, and long sleeve shirts out and handy. It's going to be very bright and sunny with just a few passing clouds the first part of the week. We have been used to heavy cloud cover and not much sun. The UV A & B rays will be high & can sunburn you in 30 minutes time.  
 
Everyone should like this week's weather.....WELL, at least until our continuing week end weather pattern with our seemingly never ending Friday and Saturday rain events...continuing.... This one will not be as stormy as the last few.
 
Yes, the GRASS POLLEN is also going to be high. Not so much with our temperatures Mostly 70's for highs and 50's for lows with a lot of variable winds blowing from all the compass points. As we approach the rainy period the winds will really pick up in to the 15-20 mph and higher range......real hat with a chin strap weather! With the cold front will come 60's for highs, even though the sun will be plentiful after the rains.
 
 
 
 

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Another Weather Update


 

 

Beware...Major change in our temperatures.... Maybe with the wind, we will not have a freeze here in our area, However, we could very likely see frost in low lying areas even with the wind stirring the air around our tender garden plantings.
 
The rain rate at 11:00 PM last evening hit 5.14 inches per hour rain rate just over 1.23 inches in a 15 minute period. Winds were just 16 mph from the North unlike some with much higher wind gusts.
 
 
 
 
Here in San Augustine my gauges reflect 1.46 inches total for the event.
 
Some counties to our North put 4-5+ inches in their gauges.
 
North SA County 1.5 reports from Geoff Reeder and Norman Neal.
 
Mid SA County at Swanson Hill - 1.82 yesterday and another .19 for a 2.01 total for the storm.
 
South County - Waldo Dalchau in Tall Timbers area reported 1.90 inches 
 
Broaddus area - No report. station may be out of service,
 
Have not heard of damage so far for the county or electrical outages or flooding. Current temp is 45.1 and continuing to drop.... with a 17 mph gust and a steady run rate of 6 mph making it feel like 42 degrees and lower as the winds gust.
 
Some rain is rebuilding to our North near Tyler and Longview. Lightning is being seen from Sulphur Springs to Hemphill and over to Natchitoches. Most is +Cloud to Cloud, but lots of dangerous - cloud to ground striking well away from the T-storms at 20+ miles.
 
 
 

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Weather Update


 

 

The rain rate at 11:00 PM last evening hit 5.14 inches per hour rain rate just over 1.23 inches in a 15 minute period. Winds just 16 mph from the North unlike some with much higher wind gusts.
Here in San Augustine my gauges reflect 1.46 inches total for the event.
 
North SA County 1.5 reports from Geoff Reeder and Norman Neal.
 
Mid SA County at Swanson Hill - 1.82 yesterday and another .19 this morning for a 2.01 total for the storm.
 
South County - Waldo Dalchau in Tall Timbers area reported 1.90 inches 
 
Broaddus area - No report. weather station seems to be down
 
Have not heard of damage so far for the county or electrical outages or flooding.
 
 
 

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Missing Man


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) is actively seeking the whereabouts of Luther David Whitton, 66, of Joaquin, TX.
 
Whitton is a described as a white male, 5’6” inches tall, 160 lbs, with thinning brown hair and blue eyes. Whitton also has numerous medical issues. 
Whitton was last seen at his residence on County Road 3853 in Joaquin around 1 p.m. on April 6. He was wearing Dickie brand blue jeans, work boots, glasses, hat and an unknown colored shirt. He normally wears solid colored cotton t-shirts.
 
Whitton owns a 2011 Dodge Ram1500 4-Door Extended Cab Truck, gold in color and bears Texas plate BL79648. The driver side running board is missing and there is a small dent in the tailgate.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Whitton or his vehicle, you are asked to immediately contact the SCSO at 936-598-5601.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tornado Watch Update


 

 

TORNADO WATCH 36 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 11 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR
THE FOLLOWING AREAS
 
IN LOUISIANA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 8 PARISHES
 
IN NORTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA
CALDWELL GRANT LA SALLE
WINN
IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA
DE SOTO NATCHITOCHES RED RIVER
SABINE
IN TEXAS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 8 COUNTIES
IN NORTHEAST TEXAS
ANGELINA CHEROKEE NACOGDOCHES
PANOLA RUSK SABINE
SAN AUGUSTINE SHELBY
 
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF CARTHAGE, CENTER, CLARKS, COLFAX,
COLUMBIA, COUSHATTA, DRY PRONG, GRAYSON, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON,
JACKSONVILLE, JENA, LOGANSPORT, LUFKIN, MANSFIELD, MANY, MARTIN,
MIDWAY, MONTGOMERY, NACOGDOCHES, NATCHITOCHES, OLLA, PINELAND,
PLEASANT HILL, RUSK, SAN AUGUSTINE, STONEWALL, WINNFIELD,
AND ZWOLLE.
 
 
 

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James K. Greer AG Science Building Dedication


 

 
On Friday 4-6-18 Center ISD held a dedication ceremony for their new AG building in honor of Mr. James K. Greer.  Mr. Greer served on the Center school for several years, and was a County Extension agent for many years, he was also a radio show host at Center Broadcasting Company.
 
 
 

 

 

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Weather Update


 

 

 

 

 

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Tornado Warning


 

 

Tornado Warning till 9:15 p.m. 4-6-18 according to emergency alert system. 

 

 

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City of Center Update


 

 

The City of Center has issued an update click the link below to see the update.

 

 

For the Update Click Here:

 

 

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Weather Update


 

 

The severe weather is beginning to fire up with severe T-storms watches to our west along with severe T-storm warnings(in filled in Yellow boxes).
 
Also commencing are the Tornado watch boxes(red outlines) that does include San Augustine County along that is a number of actual warnings with a number of Tornado warnings shown in the filled in Red boxes.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Agenda


 

 

 
Notice is hereby given that a Regular meeting of the Governing Body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 11th day of 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 minutes of the March 7, 2018 Regular meeting, March 14, 2018 Special meeting, March 21, 2018 Special meeting, and March 28, 2018 Special meeting. 
 
2. Approve and pay weekly expenses.
 
3. Approve Officers report.
 
4. Public comments on Agenda items.
 
5. Except or reject bids for Commissioner Pct.3 and Commissioner Pct. 4 on equipment.
 
6. Appoint Jheri-Lynn McSwain to the Shelby County Historical Commission.
 
7. Approve and appoint the members of the Shelby County Historical Commissioner for 2018.
 
8. Discuss and possibly approve election contract between Shelby County and Center Independent School District for election services.
 
9. Discuss and possibly approve Radio Tower Rental Agreement for Adult Probation.
 
10. Discuss and possibly approve Radio Tower Rental Agreement for all four Commissioners.
 
11. Sealed bids to be discussed and possibly accepted on Property ID 11474, located in the A-0200 Foster JOHN SUR BLK 11 TR 17, City of Timpson, Shelby County Texas which has been struck off the tax roll.
 
12.     Adjourn.
 
 

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Tornado Watch


 

 

Friday April 6, 2018 - The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch effective until 11:00 PM for the listening area. An approaching cold front could bring severe storms into our area tonight and during the early morning hours Saturday. - dmj

 
 

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City of Tenaha Police Station Official Opening Invite


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 4-6-18


 

 

 

 

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Go Blue Day


 

 

#GoBlueDay: Wear BLUE on Friday 4-6-18 to show your support for #childabuseawareness and the Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center! Please share pictures of you wearing blue in the comments below.
 
 
 
 

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TAKF Interview


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jury Duty Cancellation


 

 

 

 

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Evening News 4-5-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wreck on SH 87


 

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TX – On April 4, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated a three vehicle crash on SH 87 near Shelbyville.  The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 3 p.m., a 2008 GMC pickup was traveling north on SH 87. The GMC reportedly drove over into the southbound lane of SH 87 and struck a southbound 2014 Freedom recreational vehicle in the driver side. The GMC then struck a boat and trailer being towed by a 2016 Dodge pickup that was also traveling south on SH 87.  
 
The driver of the GMC is identified as Charles Adams, 81, from Center, TX.  Adams was transported to a Center hospital for possible treatment.  The driver of the recreational vehicle is identified as Douglas Alan Loggins, 63, from Granbury, TX.  The driver of the Dodge pickup is identified as Douglas Brock Alan, 30, from Weatherford, TX.  No other injuries were reported as a result of the crash.
 
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at
this time.
 
 
 
 

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Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center Butterfly Release


 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center Butterfly release was held on 4-4-18.  The event was well attended below is a video and a link to more pictures from the event.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Joaquin Fire Department Responds to Fire


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday evening, at approximately 6:16 p.m., the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at the corner of CR 3689 and CR 3853 in the Pine Ridge Community. Fire units arrived to find a single story, wood frame metal sided home with heavy smoke showing from the attic above the garage. Firefighter’s attacked the fire through the attic access door in the garage and quickly extinguished the fire, limiting fire and smoke damage to the garage area. A side-by-side ATV parked outside the garage was completely destroyed. After knocking the fire down, firefighters, with help from the homeowner, pulled the sheet rock ceiling down in the garage to ensure there was no hidden fire. The fire department returned to the station at 7:40 p.m.

 
 
 
 
 

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Tenaha Police Department Official Opening


 

 

The Tenaha Police Department will have their official opening ceremony on Saturday April 28th,2018 at 2 p.m. 

 
 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Results


 

 

The Shelby County Commissioner's Court met today 4-4-18 at 9:30 a.m. at the active Shelby County Courthouse and took the following actions.
 
1. They approved and paid weekly expenses.
 
2. They approved and paid Current payroll.
 
3. They purchased a portable building and assigned its use to Jennifer Fountain Shelby County Clerk.
 
4. The discussed and tabled the motion of moving the polling place for 9S from the Timpson School Gym Foyer to the Timpson Public Library.
 
5.Lastly the court adjourned.
 
 
 
 
 

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Today's News 4-4-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rotation indicated Tornado near Center


 

 

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Cade Foehner Advances to the Top 24 in American Idol


 

 

Cade Foehner a 21 year old from Shelbyville, TX has advanced to the American Idol top 24, congratulations to Cade.

 
 

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch


 

 

Severe Thunderstorm Watch 25 remains in effect until 600 PM CDT TX . Texas counties included are Anderson Angelina Bell Bosque Bowie Brazos Burleson Burnet Camp Cass Cherokee Collin Coryell Dallas Delta Denton Ellis Falls Fannin Franklin Freestone Grayson Gregg Hamilton Harrison Henderson Hill Hopkins Houston Hunt Johnson Kaufman Lamar Lampasas Leon Limestone Llano McLennan Madison Marion Milam Morris Nacogdoches Navarro Panola rains Red River Robertson Rockwall Rusk Sabine San Augustine Shelby Smith Tarrant Titus Trinity Upshur Van Zandt Williamson wood.

 

 

 
 

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Center ISD Bond Election Information


 

 

Early voting for the Center ISD Bond election will start on April 23rd - April 27th the polls will be closed on the weekend April 28th - April 29th and will reopen on April 30th.  Early voting will be held at the Shelby County Clerk's office on 124 Austin Street on the downtown Center city square.  The Shelby County Clerk's office is open from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Sample ballots will be released as soon as the Clerk's office releases them to us at Center Broadcasting Company.  Election day will be on Saturday May 5th at the Center Middle School cafeteria from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  There are two proposition A and B.  Center residents will be able to vote on each proposition.
 
The voting options include:
 
1. for both A and B.
2. for A against B.
3. for B against A.
4. against both A and B.
 
 
Proposition A will not require a tax rate increase.
 
Proposition B will require a tax rate increase of eight cents.
 
If you are over the age of 65, your homestead taxes are frozen, hence no tax increase on your homestead.
 
Center ISD awards the 20% homestead exemption.  
 
Remember to get out and go vote.   
 
 
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Evening News 4-3-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fatal Wreck on US 69


 

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 4-3-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Evening News 4-2-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Butterfly Release Postponed Due to Weather


 

 

Due to the weather they postponed the Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center Butterfly release to Wednesday April 4th at 4 p.m. it will be held on the Center City square.  

 

 

 
 
 

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TxDOT UPDATE


 

 

LUFKIN – Texas Transportation Commissioners on Thursday approved more than $258 million in new construction projects including more than $11.1 million approved for the Lufkin District in Shelby, Angelina and Polk counties.
 
Shelby County was approved for $9.5 million construction project on US 96 from US 84 to 1.4 miles north of SH 87. Work will include leveling the roadway with a hot mix application, applying a sealcoat and a final surface to repel water and reduce road noise. Moore Brother Construction Company, Lufkin, will serve as contractor on the project that is designed to rehabilitate the roadway and enhance safety.
 
Angelina County was approved for a $1 million construction project on FM 841 at Biloxi Creek to replace the bridge and construct new bridge approaches. Stateline Construction, LLC, Texarkana, will serve as contractor for the project.
 
Polk County was approved for a $562,884 construction project on US 59 from 1.9 miles north of SL 393 north to just north of SL 393. The project will include an asphalt overlay in the northbound lanes. Smith & Company, Conroe, will serve as contractor for the project.
 
As these projects begin, motorists are urged to be alert to workers and equipment near the lane of traffic. Obey all traffic control devices and be prepared for possible detours through the work. Motorists should move into other available lanes to avoid the work zone. If other lanes are not available, drivers are required to reduce speed 20 miles per hour below the speed limit.
 
 
 

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Today's News 4-2-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Take A Kid Fishing


 

 

The largest children’s-only event in deep east Texas and western Louisiana will be held Saturday, May 12 when Center Broadcasting Company and the Shelby County Bass Anglers host the 40th Annual Take a Kid Fishing Bream Tournament on Toledo Bend.
 
For four-decades, the free event has been for kids ages 3 to 15, with every child receiving a rod & reel. In addition, trophies will be awarded in three-separate age groups for largest fish, heaviest stringer by weight and even smallest fish by length. 
 
Center Broadcasting Co. stations KQBB 100.5 FM, KDET 930 AM and KXXE 92.5 FM, along with a hand-full of volunteers put the original tournament together in 1978. The Shelby County Bass Anglers became co-host in recent years, adding a professional fishing atmosphere to the overall tournament, including the very important weigh-in. The bass anglers will once again be hosting a casting competition for all kids.
 
Tournament director Lori Alvis of Center Broadcasting, says the long-time tourney has provided a wonderful opportunity for hundreds of parents, kids and family members to spend quality time together in the outdoors.
 
“We’re very excited to have reached the 40th year of Take a Kid Fishing. The family time alone, seeing so many smiles, parents and children communicating year-after-year, is well worth it.” She added, “We hope you bring your child(ren) out and enjoy the day with us.”
 
 
Ms. Alvis said this year’s event could be the largest ever. Well over 500 participants took part a year ago. There’s also free hot dogs, cold drinks and grab-bags for each child.
Fishing begins at 6 a.m., anywhere on Toledo Bend, but all participants must be in the weigh-in line no later than noon on May 12 at Huxley Bay Marina.
 
All tournament participants must be pre-registered, according to Ms. Alvis.
Entry forms can be picked up at the Center Broadcasting studios, located at 307 San Augustine Street in Center, Huxley Bay Marina, Trail’s End Grocery & RV in Huxley, Southside Bank in San Augustine, or Hometown Tackle & Marine in Center. Forms can also be downloaded from the radio station website, cbc-radio.com.
 
Ms. Alvis said mailed forms must be postmarked by May 4, or can be dropped-off at the Center Broadcasting office, no later than May 7.
 
For more information on the Take a Kid Fishing Bream Tournament contact Center Broadcasting, Co., 936-598-3304.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Weather Update


 

 

Monday - clouds, 80/65 South winds at 15 by 9:00 am
 
Tuesday - Clouds, 79/46 much cooler evening, winds continue at 15 from the South, T-storms likely around 3-4 pm, 1 & 1/4 inches likely
 
Wednesday - Rain stops by 2 am. 67 high, 43 low, with North winds at 15 making it a 40 degree feels like temp in the early morning, BUT it will be Sunny
 
Thursday - Sunny, 74 high, but chilly 43 start to the morning, South winds return late in the day
Then comes Friday and Saturday.....identical 77/60 degree temperatures. South winds 10-12, T-storms, 1/3 inch of rain each day
 
Sunday - Am Clouds, PM Sun, 82/65, light South winds
 
 

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Happy Easter & April Fools


 
 
Celebrated on April 1, April Fool’s Day, also known as All Fool’s Day, is a day for tricks, pranks and jokes. Other names include April Noddy Day, Gowkie Day, Huntigowk Day and St All-Fool’s Morn.
 
 
 
Just so happens to be that Easter is also on April Fools, April 1st this year.
 
So, Happy Easter to everyone!
 
 
 
 
 

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