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Today's News 5-31-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Barber Busted Again


 

 

 

 

 

 

Brittany Barber who was wanted by the Shelby County Sheriff's office was arrested at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2018 in Joaquin by Pct. 3 Constable Roy Cheatwood. She was booked into the Shelby County Jail on warrants for Assault Causing Bodily Injury (M-A) $2,500 bond and Theft of Property (M-B) $1,500 bond.

 
 

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Center Fire Department Respond to String of Fires Updated


 

 

At around 1 p.m. on 5-30-18 the Center Fire Department responded to a string of fires starting off FM 699 on CR 3736.  It is believed at this time according to the fire department that someone started these fires and they were traveling in a black truck.  The Center Fire Department called in for backup from the Tenaha Fire Department and the U.S. Forrest Service also.  If you are traveling in this area be very careful and yield to emergency services.  

 
 
 
 
 

 

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Shelby County Sheriff is Seeking Brittany Barber


 

 

 

The Shelby County Sheriff’s is once again seeking the whereabouts of Brittany Celine Barber, 30, of Joaquin. Barber is described as a 5’4” white female and weighs approximately 120 pounds. She has black hair and hazel eyes. Barber has an active misdemeanor warrant for Assault Causing Bodily Injury (M-A).
 
The SCSO is seeking assistance of the public with locating Barber. If you have any information regarding her whereabouts, please contact the SCSO (936) 598-5601.
 
If anyone is found to be hindering the apprehension, harboring or concealing, providing or aiding with any means of avoiding arrest or effecting escape, or warns Barber of impending discovery or apprehension, will be arrested and charged in accordance to Penal Code 38.05 Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution, a Felony 3 offense.
 
 
 

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Weather Update


 

 

Thursday's NWS Weather Briefing will focus on the next 10 day HEAT WAVE that will bring 100 degree and higher actual temperatures with "FEELS LIKE" of up to 107 degrees. A HEAT ADVISORY is likely to be issued as early as tomorrow.  
 
But, it will also have an update//forecast for our anticipated 2018 Hurricane season:
Begins June 1st and runs through November 30th.  
 
We have already had an early season, "ALBERTO" , the first named storm of the 2018 season.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Results


 

 

 
The Shelby County Commissioners' Court met this morning 5-30-18 a little after 9:30 a.m. at the active Shelby County Courthouse.  After saying an opening prayer and the pledges the Court took the following actions:
 
1. They approved and paid weekly expenses.
 
2.  They approved current payroll.
 
 
Bobbie McDaniel
 
3.  Bobbie McDaniel addressed Commissioners’ Court about personalized bricks she purchased but were never installed.  Mrs. McDaniel stated that she paid $300 dollars for bricks which were not installed.  Judge Allison apologized on behalf of the historical commission and assured her they would get the bricks installed.    
 
 
 
Sherry Riley
 
4. They discussed and approved an Inter-local Agreement with San Augustine County, and Sabine County for Veterans Transportation Assistance Grant.  The grant will $20,000 that will be used to pay for travel expenses to take veterans out of town for medical treatment.  In addition according to the Veteran Affairs Officer Sherry Riley the grant will not be divided evenly in thirds between the counties.  Instead it is on more of a first come, first serve as needed basis.  
 
5.  Lastly the Court adjourned.
 
 
 
 

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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 30th day of May, 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 current payroll.
 
3.Bobbie McDaniel to address Commissioners’ Court about personalized bricks she purchased but were never installed.
 
4. Discuss and possibly approve an Interlocal Agreement with San Augustine County, and Sabine County for Veterans Transportation Assistance Grant.
 
5.Adjourn.
 
 

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Today's News 5-30-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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VFW D-DAY MEMORIAL


 

 

 
On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded -- but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler.
 
Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will lay a memorial wreath in remembrance of the 74th Anniversary of D-Day on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the 1885 Historic Shelby County Courthouse in Center.  The program will begin at 10 am and as always the public is cordially invited to attend and remember their fellow Americans.
 
 
 

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Southern Hospitality at Lily Farm


 

 

 

 

 

 

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OLDER AMERICAN'S DAY CELEBRATION


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 5-29-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank You Letter From Sheriff Willis Blackwell


 

 

As Law Enforcement Appreciation month comes to a close, I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to my deputies and investigators at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, and to my Chief, Kevin Windham. I currently have nine deputies, four investigators and my Chief to handle upwards of 1,000 cases per month. This is an enormous task for 14 people.
 
I would like to thank all five constables: Zack Warr, Jamie Hagler, Roy Cheatwood, Jake Metcalf and Robert Hairgrove; Center Police Department, Timpson Police Department, Tenaha City Police, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Parks and Wildlife and District Attorney Investigator Joey Haley. With the help of all these officers, many times working out of their jurisdiction, they help ensure Shelby County is covered when you are in need of help. We are all working hard to make Shelby County a safe and great place to live and raise our families.
 
Please join me in thanking these officers the next time you see one working to keep you safe.
 
Sheriff Willis Blackwell
 
 
 
 

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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 30th day of May, 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 current payroll.
 
3.Bobbie McDaniel to address Commissioners’ Court about personalized bricks she purchased but were never installed.
 
4. Discuss and possibly approve an Interlocal Agreement with San Augustine County, and Sabine County for Veterans Transportation Assistance Grant.
 
5.Adjourn.
 
 

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Tenaha City Council Meeting


 

 

Tenaha City Council Meeting tonight at 5:15 p.m. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Drug Bust in San Augustine County


 
 
SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TX – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers conducted a traffic stop on US 96 on 5-24-18 involving a commercial motor vehicle resulting in a felony drug arrest.
 
The preliminary information indicates at approximately 8 a.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a Western Star truck tractor semi-trailer, near the San Augustine county line for a traffic violation.  Christopher Metz, 47, from Little Rock, AR. was identified as the driver. 
 
During the traffic contact a San Augustine County canine alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle. A search of the truck led to the discovery of approximately 217 pounds of marijuana.  Metz was transported to the San Augustine County Jail for possessing over 50 pounds of marijuana, a second degree felony.  He was reportedly traveling from Houston to Arkansas. This is an ongoing investigation and further details are not available for release at this time.
 
 
 
 

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Wreck Results in Death


 

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TX – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated a one vehicle crash on 5-27-18 on FM 417, just west of FM 139. The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 7:15 a.m., a 2001GMC pickup was traveling east on FM 417 when the pickup drove off the roadway to the right and struck a concrete culvert before overturning. The driver was ejected during the crash and identified as a fifteen-year-old male from Shelbyville, TX. The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. A passenger in the pickup is identified as Brittnie Risinger, 19, also from Shelbyville. Risinger was transported to a Center hospital for treatment. This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

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DeSoto Drug Bust


 
 
On May 17, 2018, Agents with the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division received numerous citizen complaints of a citizen distributing illegal narcotics in the Logansport area.  An investigation was opened and undercover operation was started at which time Narcotics Agents were able to approach and purchase illegal narcotics directly from the subject.  An arrest warrant was then issued for Daytrus Hill (B/M - DOB: 02/15/86) of Jackson Rd. in Logansport, LA.  Hill was explained his Miranda rights and arrested without incident on 4 counts of distribution of Schedule II.
 
Daytrus Hill was booked on the following charges:
4 counts of Distributing Schedule II (Cocaine)
 
 
 
 

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"TEXAS ONLY" Tax Holiday on Water-Efficient Products


 

 

 
The 2018 tax holiday begins Saturday, May 26, and goes through Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day). 
 
WaterSense Products
During the holiday period, you can buy any product tax free that displays a WaterSense label or logo. These items can be bought for either personal or business purposes.
 
Water-Conserving Products
You can also buy certain water-conserving products tax free during the holiday period.
 
Unlike WaterSense-labeled items, these items are only exempt when you buy them for use at your residential property.
 
You can buy items tax free during the holiday that are used or planted for:
 
conserving or retaining groundwater;
recharging water tables; or
decreasing ambient air temperature, and so limiting water evaporation.
 
Examples of items that qualify for the exemption include:
 
a soaker or drip-irrigation hose
a moisture control for a sprinkler or irrigation system mulch
a rain barrel or an alternative rain and moisture collection system
a permeable ground cover surface that allows water to reach underground basins, aquifers or water collection points
plants, trees and grasses
water-saving surfactants
soil and compost
 
Check it out at the following web address:
 
 
 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Results


 

 

 
 
The Shelby County Commissioners Court met today 5-23-18 at 9:30 a.m. at the active Shelby County Courthouse and took the following actions:
 
1. They approved and paid weekly expenses and last week's payroll.
 
2. Tonia Epperson a citizen addressed the Commissioners' Court about County Road 4840 in Timpson and how it is in need of maintance.  
 
 
Tonia Epperson 
 
3. J.R. Irybarren with R&J Recycling and Disposal addressed the Commissioners' Court about a transfer station for Shelby County and was approved the right to place a transfer station in the county the company will still need to get city approval from the Center City Council as they wish to place the transfer station in Center.  
 
4. Commissioner Pct.1 and Pct.2 accepted bids on the following equipment:  A Case 580 backhoe $12,400.00, a 1994 model Mac Truck $6,859.00, no bids were accepted on the trailers they have up for sale. 
 
5. Lastly the court adjourned.
 
 
 
 
 

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Evening News 5-23-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Letter From Timpson ISD


 

 

 

 

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Today's News 5-23-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Public Notices From The Shelby County Appraisal District


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Weather Update


 

 

Hurricane season still does not officially start until June 1st, but the National Hurricane Center has issued Invest 90L for the Atlantic.
 
An area of disturbed weather, associated with a broad surface low centered just east of Belize in the ?Western Caribbean, is spreading showers and thunderstorms over Cuba, the Cayman Islands and Florida. This system was designated 90L by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) on Monday afternoon—the first “invest” of the year in the Atlantic (an "invest" is an area of interest that is worthy of having NHC's special hurricane forecast models make forecasts for). 
 
In a special Tuesday Tropical Weather Outlook, The National Hurricane Center gave the system 2-day and 5-day odds of development of 0% and 40%, respectively. The first name on the Atlantic list of storms for 2018 is Alberto. 
 
About 40% of the 70 ensemble members of the European and GFS models predict that a tropical depression would form over the ?Eastern Gulf of Mexico by early next week. These solutions predominantly predicted a track that would result in landfall between Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle between Saturday and Monday.  
 
 
 
 

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Final Voting Results Shelby County Runoff Election


 

 

Final Results:

 
Total Ballots Cast - 1,215
 
Total Republican - 1,137  (93.58%)
 
Total Democrat - 78  (6.42%)
 
 
County Commissioner, Precinct Number 4
 
Tom Bellmyer 281  (51.37%)
 
Bradley Allen 266  (48.63%)
 
 
Justice of the Peace Precinct Number 1
 
Melissa Crouch 443  (64.77%)
 
Randy Robertson 241  (35.23%)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Early Voting Results


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Evening News 5-22-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jeffery Haley Arrested


 

 

 

 

On May 18, 2018, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Griffin was dispatched to FM 2975 and FM 417 West for an unresponsive driver stopped in the roadway. The initial call indicated two passersby’s were concerned that the driver may have been suffering from a medical condition because he would not wake up.
 
Once on scene, Deputy Griffin spent several minutes trying to awake the driver. After a period of time, the driver slowly awoke and put the car in park. The driver was identified 36-year old Jeffrey Haley of Center.
 
Deputy Griffin observed Haley to have slurred speech and instructed Haley to step out of the vehicle. When Haley stepped out, Deputy Griffin observed a clear plastic bag containing a substance believed to be marijuana. Deputy Griffin detained Haley and conducted a probable search of the vehicle.
 
Two Xanax pills and the remains of a marijuana cigarette were located inside a Newport cigarette pack located in the driver’s side door pocket. Two clear plastic baggies containing a clear crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine were rolled up inside of the exterior cellophane wrapper around the cigarette pack.
 
ACE EMS arrived on scene to examine Haley but he refused medical treatment. Deputy Griffin was able to verify that Haley did not have a prescription for the Xanax.
 
Haley was arrested and booked into the Shelby County jail for POCS (F-4) - $5,000 bond; POCS (M-A) - $4,000 bond; and POM (M-B) - $1,500 bond.
 
 
 
 

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Weather Update


 

 

Looking at the fronts and the radar gives me the impression that we are in for a future rife with Cloudy skies for the 10 day period with no Sunshine and plenty of rain. Lots of thunder and lightning to go along with it from mid day each day until evening as the heat of the day brings with it chances of rain. Toward the end of the period the storms be come a little more intense and windy. Oh Yeah, forgot to mention it will be HOT & HUMID!  These pop up T-storms are due to heat of the day, but more due to the low 90 degree temps and high humidity each day allowing the heat and moisture to rise and clash with the cooler air aloft.
 
The perspective for rain.....
 
Tue   1/4 inch
Wed  1/4 inch
Thu   1/4 inch
Fri    1/4 inch
Sat   1/10 inch
Sun   3/4 inch
Mon  1/2 inch
Tue   1/2 inch
Wed  1/3 inch
 
Total....as much as 3+ inches of much needed rain for the next 10 day period with 40 to 75% chances each day of these "popcorn" showers.
 
 
 
 

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Today's News 5-22-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Game Changer: Kenneth Harvery Story Premiere Coverage


 

 

 
 
 
 
Gamechanger: The Kenneth Harvery Story Premiered last week at the Rio Theater in Center, TX.  The movie depicts the true life tale of Kenneth Harvery a student at Logansport High School who was paralyzed during a football game in his senior year in high school.  A red carpet event was held before the world premier on Friday 5-18-18.  In true movie star fashion Kenneth arrived in a limo and was greet by a large crowd and the local paparazzi.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kenneth Harvery Pictured Center
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Drone Pictures By Mark Thomas:

 

 

 

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Fatal Wreck on 139


 

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TX - On May 19th, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)Troopers investigated a one vehicle crash on FM 139 about five miles south of
Joaquin.
 
The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 3:45 p.m., a 2004 Ford pickup was traveling south on FM 139 when the pickup drove off the roadway to the right, over corrected to the left and overturned. 
 
The driver of the Ford is identified as Christopher Krieg, 56, from Shelbyville. TX.  Krieg 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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Evening News 5-21-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 5-21-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tenaha PD Conducts Drug Bust


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Timpson City Council Meeting


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the governing body of the above named City will be held on the 21st day of 2018 at 5:30 pm. at the City Hall, 456 Jacob Street, Timpson, Texas, at which time the following subjects will be considered, to-wit:  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Flags at Half-staff in Honor of Santa Fe Victims


 

 

A Presidential Proclamation has been issued Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas.  All US Flags and those flying with are to be lowered to half-staff until Sunset on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.  If you have a flag that cannot be lowered, respect can be shown by tying a black ribbon or chord to the top of the staff.
 
 
 

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Center Baseball Update


The Center Roughriders ended their baseball season Friday evening after the Kilgore Bulldogs won game two by a score of three to zero.  Congratulations to the Roughriders on an amazing season, after blowing through the district and making it to the Regional Quarter Finals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 23rd day of May, 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 and last week’s payroll.
 
2. Tonia Epperson to address Commissioners Court about County Road 4840 in Timpson.
 
3. R&J Recycling and Disposal to address Commissioners’ Court in regards to a transfer station for Shelby County. 
 
4. Adjourn.
 
 
 
 

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San Augustine Commissioners' Court Meeting


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the above named Commissioners Court will be held on
Tuesday, the 22nd day of May 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 May 16, 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 May 18, 2018.
 
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact the office:
220West 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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Nacogdoches Fatality Wreck


 

 

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX – On May 16, Texas Department of Public
Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated a two vehicle crash on US 59 at US 259, just
north of Nacogdoches.
 
The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 3:30 p.m., a 2009
Kia Sorento reportedly failed to yield right of way from the stop sign on US 259
and pulled into the path of a 2014 Volvo truck tractor semi-trailer that was
traveling north on US 59.
 
The driver of the Kia was pronounced deceased at the scene by a Nacogdoches
County Justice of the Peace and identified as 36-year-old Anthony Coleman from
Henderson, TX.
 
The driver of the truck tractor is identified as Jerry Blankenship, 55, from Stamps,
AR. Blankenship was not reportedly injured during the crash.
 
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at
this time.
 
 
 

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NOTICE OF RATE DECREASE REQUEST FOR SWEPCO


 

 

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO or Company) publishes this notice that on April 5, 2018, it filed its Petition and Statement of Intent to Change Rates (the Petition) with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC or the Commission) in Docket No. 48233, and with those municipal authorities in its Texas service territory that have original jurisdiction over SWEPCO's electric rates. This notice is being published in accordance with Section 36.103 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act and Commission Procedural Rule, 16 Tex. Admin. Code § 22.51(b).
 
SWEPCO has approximately 184,000 Texas retail customers. All such customers and all classes of customers will be affected by this change. SWEPCO is requesting to change its rates to reflect the impact of the change in federal income tax rates implemented by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which was passed by Congress late last year. This new federal law reduces the corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21%, and SWEPCO estimates that application of the lower income tax rate will result in an annual approximate $18 million, or 4.9%, overall decrease in base rates for Texas retail customers. The impact of the rate change on various customer classes will vary from the overall impact described in this notice, as shown in the table below.
 
SWEPCO further proposes that upon a determination of the effective date of these new rates, the Commission approve the Company's proposal to calculate the reduction in its rates, had the lower income tax rate been in effect from January 1, 2018 through the effective date of the new rates, and to use that amount to offset SWEPCO's ongoing recoveries under its Temporary Rate Reconciliation Rider approved in Docket No. 46449.
 
SWEPCO has proposed that its requested rate change become effective 35 days after the filing of the Petition and Statement of Intent. The proposed effective date is subject to suspension and extension by actions that may be taken by the Commission and other regulatory authorities. SWEPCO may propose that the Commission and other regulatory authorities establish temporary rates during any suspension period. SWEPCO is proposing revisions to most tariffs and schedules. In addition, in order to facilitate future Transmission Cost Recovery Factor (TCRF) and Distribution Cost Recovery Factor (DCRF) filings pursuant to Commission Substantive Rules, 16 Tex. Admin. Code §§ 25.239 and 25.243, respectively, SWEPCO is requesting that the Commission establish baseline values utilizing the new 21% federal income tax rate that will be used to calculate SWEPCO's TCRF and DCRF in future dockets.
 
Persons with questions or who want more information on SWEPCO's Petition may contact SWEPCO at 428 Travis Street, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101, or call toll-free at (888) 216-3523 during normal business hours. A complete copy of the Petition and related fi lings is available for inspection at the address listed in the previous sentence.
 
Persons who wish to intervene in or comment upon these proceedings should notify the Commission as soon as possible, as an intervention deadline will be imposed. A request to intervene or for further information should be mailed to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326. Further information may also be obtained by calling the Public Utility Commission at (512) 936-7120 or (888) 782-8477. Hearing- and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the Commission at (512) 936-7136. A request for intervention or for further information should refer to Docket No. 48233. Unless otherwise ordered by the presiding officer, motions to intervene will be due 45 days from the date SWEPCO filed its Petition and Statement of Intent with the Commission. The 45th day after SWEPCO filed its application is May 20, 2018.
 
 
 

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Tenaha PD Officer Joey Hudnall Starts Drug Investigation


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Tuesday May 16th, 2018 Tenaha Police Officer Joey Hudnall started a drug investigation.
 
 
L to R : Tenaha PD Officer Hudnall with Chief Deputy Fletcher of Harrison County
 
While off duty at a gas station in Nacogdoches County he noticed several males acting suspicious insides the store. He followed them outside and noticed they were occupying two separate vehicles with Tennessee tags. One was a rental van and the other a Camaro. After observing odd behavior show by the men he watched them leave northbound on HWY 59. Officer Hudnall called ahead to an on duty officer who initiated a traffic stop on the van and Camaro.
 
 
K9 units where brought in and a undetermined amount of a substance determined to be methamphetamine was found and the suspects where taken into custody and identifed as Quintrelle Ve'shawn Doss, and Derious Devonte-lonnie Simpson.  The white powder residue shown in the photo is believed to be meth.
 
 
 

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N.E.W Water Supply Boil Notice


 

 

Due to a mechanical problem 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 FM 1751, Hwy 147 S., FM 3279, and surrounding County Roads. This includes the Grapevine, Maxey Town and Chinquapin areas.  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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Voting Information


 

 

Early voting for the Republican Party Primary Run-off Election continues from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at Shelby County Clerk Jennifer Fountain’s office on the downtown Center square. 
Run-off Election Day is Tuesday, May 22. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
 
In Shelby County, there are two local run-offs, Justice of the Peace Precinct One, and for County Commissioner Precinct Four. A run-off was forced when no candidate came away with over 50% of the vote in the March Primary, in a race with at least three candidates.
 
In the Justice of the Peace Precinct One race, incumbent Melissa Crouch is challenged by Randy Robertson. Ms. Crouch picked-up just over 43.5 percent, 670 votes in the March 6 Election, compared to 29.2 percent, or 450 votes for Robertson. The primary had a three-person field.
The Precinct Four commissioners’ race run-off has incumbent Bradley Allen against Tom Bellmyer. Allen had 48.6 percent, or 434 votes in March, with Bellmyer pulling-in 33 percent, or 295 votes. There were four candidates in the March Primary. 
 
Tuesday’s polling locations have been shortened for the run-off election. 
If you vote in One North, One South, One Southeast or One Southwest in Center, you location for voting will be Hurst Street Church of Christ. Voting for J.P. Pct. One is included at this location.
 
One West in Center will include the run-off race for Commissioner Pct. 4 and J.P. One, and is being held at the JOI Ranch on FM 2026.
Box 2 at Excelsior ISD will include J.P. One.
 
Box 8 in Tenaha has the Commission Pct. Four run-off, and is being held at First United Methodist Church in Tenaha.
 
Box 9 North & 9 South in Timpson will be at the Timpson Public Library, where voting includes Commissioner Pct. 4.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Game Changer: Kenneth Harvery Story Premiere


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Game Changer The Kenneth Harvey Story to premiere at the Rio Theatre on Friday Night. There will be a red carpet event before the movie premiere on Friday May 18th, 2018.  
 
There will be seats available Friday night while they last.
 
Open to everyone on Saturday May 19 until Tuesday May 22. All seats will be $7.00. Box office opens at 7 and the feature begins at 7:30.
 
“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 
 
In those days when you pray, I will listen.”
Jeremiah 29:11-12

 

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River City Fest


 

 

This is RCF's 35th year.  May 18th - 20th.  We have something for every age. Food Arts & Crafts, Music, Duck Derby Race, Parade, Pet Parade , Carnival, Car Show, Just to name a few.

 

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Republican Primary Runoff Election Polling Locations Early Voting


 

 

Run-off Election Day is Tuesday, May 22. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
 
In Shelby County, there are two local run-offs, Justice of the Peace Precinct One, and for County Commissioner Precinct Four. A run-off was forced when no candidate came away with over 50% of the vote in the March Primary, in a race with at least three candidates.
 
In the Justice of the Peace Precinct One race, incumbent Melissa Crouch is challenged by Randy Robertson. Ms. Crouch picked-up just over 43.5 percent, 670 votes in the March 6 Election, compared to 29.2 percent, or 450 votes for Robertson. The primary had a three-person field.
The Precinct Four commissioners’ race run-off has incumbent Bradley Allen against Tom Bellmyer. Allen had 48.6 percent, or 434 votes in March, with Bellmyer pulling-in 33 percent, or 295 votes. There were four candidates in the March Primary. 
 
Tuesday’s polling locations have been shortened for the run-off election. 
 
If you vote in One North, One South, One Southeast or One Southwest in Center, you location for voting will be Hurst Street Church of Christ. Voting for J.P. Pct. One is included at this location.
 
One West in Center will include the run-off race for Commissioner Pct. 4 and J.P. One, and is being held at the JOI Ranch on FM 2026.
 
Box 2 at Excelsior ISD will include J.P. One.
 
Box 8 in Tenaha has the Commission Pct. Four run-off, and is being held at First United Methodist Church in Tenaha.
 
Box 9 North & 9 South in Timpson will be at the Timpson Public Library, where voting includes Commissioner Pct. 4.
 
 

 

 

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The Republican Primary Runoff Election is Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Below are the polling locations for each Precinct.  Early voting is currently going on at the Shelby County Clerk's office on the downtown Center city square.  
 
1N, 1SO, 1SE, 1SW (Center)
Voting Location: Church of Christ, 110 Hurst Street, Center, Texas 75935
Runoff Race: Justice of the Peace, Pct 1
 
1W (Center, Timpson, Tenaha)
Voting Location: JOI Ranch, 5198 FM 2026, Tenaha, Texas 75974
Runoff Race: Commissioner, Pct 4 and Justice of the Peace, Pct 1
 
2 (Excelsior)
Voting Location: Excelsior ISD, 11280 St. Hwy 7 W., Center, Texas 75935
Runoff Race: Justice of the Peace, Pct 1
 
8 (Tenaha)
Voting Location: First United Methodist Church, Schiede Hall, 256 N. George Bowers Drive, Tenaha, Texas 75954
Runoff Race: Commissioner, Pct 4
 
9N, 9S (Timpson)
Voting Location: Timpson Public Library, 520 Austin Street, Timpson, Texas 75975
Runoff Race: Commissioner, Pct 4
 
Early Voting for all of the above is at the County Clerk’s office on the Center Square, Monday, May 14 through Friday, May 18, 2018.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Today's News 5-15-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Guns and Drug Arrest in DeSoto


 

 

On May 10th, 2018, at approximately 10 p.m., Deputies with DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division conducted a traffic stop on Highway 84 near Highway 481 outside Mansfield, LA.  The deputy initiating the stop observed a truck carrying a trailer traveling well below the speed limit, impeding the flow of traffic on the roadway.   The driver of the vehicle is identified as Troy Byrd (W/M - DOB:  02/02/1964) of Tucuncari, NM, and a passenger, Danielle Hines (W/F - DOB:  09/13/1971) of Denham Springs, LA.  Byrd stated to the deputy that he was enroute to New Mexico and when asked he responded that there were no guns, drugs, or otherwise illegal possessions in the vehicle. 
 
 
 
Troy Byrd
 
 
 
Danielle Hines
 
 
Both the Byrd and Hines admitted to having prior trouble with law enforcement at which time they were asked to exit the vehicle.  Consent was given for deputies to conduct a search of the vehicle and Byrd and Hines were explained their miranda rights.
 
 
 
During the search, deputies located a loaded 9mm pistol from under the driver's seat as well as a container with a green leafy substance on the passenger side.  Also located during the search was a small bag containing a metal pipe and a pack of zigzag rolling papers.  The DeSoto Parish K9 Unit arrived on the scene at which time Byrd was asked once again if there were any drugs, guns, or otherwise illegal possessions in the trailer.  Byrd told officers there were none and gave consent for the trailer to be searched.  Upon searching the trailer, K9 Deputy Rex was able to locate a large bag containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana next to several guns and other drug paraphernalia.  At this time, both Byrd and Hines were taken into custody and transported to be booked at the DeSoto Parish Detention Center.
 
Troy Byrd and Danielle Hines were both booked on the following charges:
 
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance
 
 

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National Peace Officers Memorial Day


 

 

Today, May 15, 2018 is Peace Officers Memorial Day. We pay tribute to local, state and federal peace officers who have died or who have been disabled in the line of duty. Your US Flag should be at half-staff until sunset. Day is done, God is nigh.

 

 

 

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Shelby County Wreck Results in Death


 

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TX – On May 12th, a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper investigated a one vehicle crash on County Road 2798 about 10 miles south of Center. The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 2 a.m., a 2000 Ford pickup was traveling south on CR 2798 when the pickup drove off the roadway and rolled over; ejecting the driver.

 

The driver is identified as Yvette Stamps, 19, from Cleburne, TX. Stamps 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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Half-Staff Notice Peace Officer Memorial Day Tomorrow


 

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 is Peace Officer Memorial Day.  The President has issued a proclamation ordering the flag of the Untied States be displayed at half-staff from sunup to sunset on this day.  All flags flying with the US Flag should also be lowered.  If you have an outside flag that can’t be lowered respect for the day can be shown by tying a black cord or ribbon to the top.
 
 
 
 
 

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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 15th day of May, 2018 at 5:30 pm. at the City Hall, 456 Jacob Street, Timpson, Texas.

 

 

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Shelbyville Lion's Club Boat Raffle Winner


 

 

 
 
Shelbyville Lions Club Boat Raffle Winner was Amanda Windham Sigler.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Cade Foehner Finishes in the Top 5 on American Idol


 

 

Cade Foehner did not advance this past Sunday May 13th, 2018 on American Idol.  Cade had a good run, making it to the top 5 was not easy, and he still gets to go on tour with the top 7 after the series is over for this season.  So congratulations go out to Cade Foehner.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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TAKF 2018 Results & Coverage


 

 

 
40th Annual Take A Kid Fishing Contest Results:
 
 
 
Age Group: 3-5
 
 
Largest Single Bream: Elly Willoughby .25 lb.
 
Smallest Fish by Length: Elli Weie 5.6 cm
 
Heaviest String by Weight: Emmesie Cartwright .85 lb.
 
 
 
Age Group: 6-10
 
 
 
Largest Single Bream: Brandt Wells .40 lb.
 
 
 
Smallest Fish by Length: Namoi Myers 4.6 cm
 
 
 
Heaviest String by Weight: Brandt Wells 1.30 lb.
 
 
 
Age Group: 11-15
 
 
Largest Single Bream: Baylee Whiteside .25 lb.
 
Smallest Fish by Length: Ashlyn Midkift 6.5 cm
 
 
 
 
Heaviest String by Weight: Baylee Whiteside .95 lb.
 
 
Overall Winner:
 
Largest Single Bream: Brandt Wells .40 lb.
 
Heaviest String: Brandt Wells 1.30 lb.
 
 
 
 
40th Shelby County Bass Angler Casting Contest Results:
 
 
 
 
 
Age Group: 3-5
 
 
1st  Blake Koltonski 8 in.
 
2nd Allie Windham 11 in.
 
3rd Braxton Amy 13 in.
 
 
 
Age Group: 6-10
 
 
1st Kaden Sims 5 in.
 
2nd Trevor Ritchie 6 in.
 
3rd Place Dayton White 9 in.
 
 
 
Age Group: 11-15
 
 
1st Collin Llyod 11 in.
 
2nd Mason Sumstine 17 in.
 
3rd Levi Stevens 23 in.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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Center City Council Meeting & City Updates


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Joaquin City Meetings


 

 

 
 
 
JOAQUIN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
 
 
The Joaquin Economic Development Corporation will meet in special session Tuesday, May 15, 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 discussion and recommendation of action to The City of Joaquin on expiring terms.
3. Adjourn.
 
IF during the course of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda should be held   in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in executive or closed session, in accordance With the Texas Open Meetings Act, Governmental Code Section 551 and Texas Revised Civil Statutes.
 
 
JOAQUIN PUBLIC SAFETY CORPORATION
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
 
The Joaquin Public Safety Corporation will meet in special session Tuesday, May 15, 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 discussion and recommendation of action to The City of Joaquin on expiring terms.
3. Adjourn.
 
IF during the course of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda should be held   in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in executive or closed session, in accordance With the Texas Open Meetings Act, Governmental Code Section 551 and Texas Revised Civil Statutes.
 
 
 
JOAQUIN CITY COUNCIL MEETING
 
The City Council of Joaquin will meet in regular session Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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. Swearing in of  Council members elected May 5, 2018.
4. Open Forum.
5. Council approval of the previous month’s minutes.
6. 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
 
7. Council approval on Payment of Bills.
8. Discussion & Council Action on election of New Mayor Pro-tem
9. Discussion & Council Action on budgetary revisions-Public Works ( Water, Gas, etc.)
10. Discussion & Council Action on appointment of individuals to expiring terms Public Safety Development Corporation.
11. Discussion & Council Action on appointment of individuals to expiring terms Economic Development Corporation.
12. Adjournment.
 
 
IF during the course of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda should be held   in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in 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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Southern Lemonade Boutique Ribbon Cutting Event


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Southern Lemonade Boutique, one of Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s newest members, is having its New Member Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, May 17th at 10:00am. The public is invited to join the celebration.  
 
Southern Lemonade Boutique is located at 229 San Augustine Street.
 
Southern Lemonade Boutique owners Jennifer McGee and Jessica Ross have a great selection of cute clothes for infants, children, tweens and adults all at affordable prices.  They also carry accessories and a great selection of fun shoes and sandals.  Jennifer and Jessica take the time to get to know their customers and find that perfect top, or dress, or shoes.  They truly offer personal service.
 
Join the Chamber Ambassadors in welcoming Jennifer and Jessica as new business owners!
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or info@shelbycountychamber.com.
 

 

 

 

 

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Republican Primary Runoff Election Video Interview


 

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The Republican Primary Runoff Election is Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Below are the polling locations for each Precinct.
 
1N, 1SO, 1SE, 1SW (Center)
Voting Location: Church of Christ, 110 Hurst Street, Center, Texas 75935
Runoff Race: Justice of the Peace, Pct 1
 
1W (Center, Timpson, Tenaha)
Voting Location: JOI Ranch, 5198 FM 2026, Tenaha, Texas 75974
Runoff Race: Commissioner, Pct 4 and Justice of the Peace, Pct 1
 
2 (Excelsior)
Voting Location: Excelsior ISD, 11280 St. Hwy 7 W., Center, Texas 75935
Runoff Race: Justice of the Peace, Pct 1
 
8 (Tenaha)
Voting Location: First United Methodist Church, Schiede Hall, 256 N. George Bowers Drive, Tenaha, Texas 75954
Runoff Race: Commissioner, Pct 4
 
9N, 9S (Timpson)
Voting Location: Timpson Public Library, 520 Austin Street, Timpson, Texas 75975
Runoff Race: Commissioner, Pct 4
 
Early Voting for all of the above is at the County Clerk’s office on the Center Square, Monday, May 14 through Friday, May 18, 2018.

 

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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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Today's News 5-11-18


 

 

 

 

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Two Vehicle Crash Sabine County


 

 

SABINE COUNTY, TX – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated this morning 5-10-18 a two vehicle crash on SH 21about nine miles east of Hemphill.
 
The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 10:45 a.m., a 2004 Ford pickup was traveling west on SH 21and was attempting to turn left into a private drive when it was struck from behind by a westbound 2005 Peterbilt truck tractor semi-trailer.
 
The driver of the Peterbilt is identified as Claude Daniels, 58, from Natchitoches, LA.  Daniels was transported to a local hospital for possible treatment.  The driver of the Ford is identified as Timmy Hicks, 54, from Hemphill, TX. Hicks was not reportedly injured as a result of the crash.  No additional information is available at this time.
 
 
 
 

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VE Day Memorial


 

 

An observance was  held in honor of the 73rd Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) at the Veterans Memorial, Historic Courthouse, Center Square, Center, Texas on Tuesday, May 8.   Opening prayer given by Post Chaplain Cynthia Islas followed by the Pledge of Allegiance by all in attendance.  Significance of the day given by Post Quartermaster Larry Hume.  Names of 66 Shelby County Veterans who died in the European Theater or are still missing in action were read.  Memorial Wreath placed by Post Sr. Vice Commander Newton Johnson, Jr., followed by the playing of Taps. 

 

 

 

 

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Cade Foehner Signs & T-shirts


 

 

 
Cade Foehner T-shirts and signs contact the Sign Shop in Center, TX at 936-591-9198.
 
 
T-shirts $15
 
Signs $10
 
 
Shirts can also be orders from cadefoehnermusic.com

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American Idol Live Tour 2018


 

 

AMERICAN IDOL ANNOUNCES 2018 LIVE TOUR
THE 40+ CITY SUMMER TOUR FEATURES TOP 7 FINALISTS WITH SPECIAL GUEST SEASON 8 WINNER KRIS ALLEN
 
After a monumental return to television in 2018, American Idol announces it's taking the show on the road with the American Idol Live! 2018 tour, spanning three months this summer. The shows will feature this season's talented Top 7 finalists: Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Jurnee, Maddie Poppe and Michael J. Woodard with special guest, Season 8 American Idolwinner, Kris Allen. The 40+ city tour will kick off on Wednesday, July 11 in Redding, CA and wrap on Sunday, September 16 in Washington, DC. Full list of tour dates below. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, May 11 at 10a.m. local time at www.AmericanIdolLive.com.
 
Joining the tour on select dates is In Real Life, winner of ABC's 2017 summer reality competition show Boy Band. In Real Life has released three singles: "Eyes Closed," their current top 40 hit, "Tattoo (How 'Bout You)" and "How Badly," marking their first foray into singing in Spanish. 
 
VIP packages will be available through www.VIPNation.com giving fans the chance to purchase prime seats and meet and greets with the cast.
 
Produced by Faculty Productions in conjunction with CORE Media Group, American Idol Live! gives fans the unique opportunity to be up close and personal with this season's Top 7 finalists, including this year's newly crowned Idol, and brings your favorite television competition directly to you in performances you can't miss.
 
American Idol: Live! 2018 is represented and booked by United Talent Agency.
 
American Idol Live! 2018 Dates
July 11: Redding, CA - Redding Civic Auditorium
July 12: Central Point, OR - Jackson Co. Fair
July 13: Napa, CA - Uptown Theater
July 16: Denver, CO - Paramount Theater
July 19: Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
July 20: San Antonio, TX - The Tobin Center for Performing Arts
July 21: McAllen, TX - McAllen Performing Arts Center
July 23: Tucson, AZ - Fox Tuscon
July 24: Mesa, AZ - Ikeda Theater
July 26: San Diego, CA - Copley Hall
July 27: Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
July 29: Las Vegas, NV - Orleans Arena
July 30: Modesto, CA - Gallo Center for the Arts
July 31: Livermore, CA - Wente Vineyards
August 1: San Luis Obispo, CA - Fremont Theatre
August 3: Thousand Oaks, CA - Bank of America Performing Arts Center
August 4: Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
August 5: Riverside, CA - Fox Performing Arts Center
August 8: Tulsa, OK - Club Brady
August 9: Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
August 10: St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre
August 12: Baltimore, MD - The Lyric
August 13: Albany, NY - The Palace Theatre
August 14: Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater
August 16: Westbury, NY - The Space at Westbury
August 17: Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center
August 18: Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center
August 19: Lynn, MA - Lynn Auditorium
August 21: Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
August 22: Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
August 23: Omaha, NE - Orpheum Theatre
August 24: Sioux Falls, SD - Washington Pavilion
August 27: Salem, OR - Oregon State Fair
August 28: Monroe, WA - Evergreen State Fair
August 30: Billings, MT - Alberta Bair Theater
August 31: Kamas, UT - DeJoria Center
September 2: Deadwood, SD - Deadwood Mountain Grand Casino
September 5: Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
September 6: Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
September 7: Rosemont, IL - Rosemont Theatre
September 9: Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
September 10: Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center
September 12: York, PA - York Fair
September 13: Munhall, PA - Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
September 14: Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie
September 15: New Bedford, MA - Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
September 16: Washington, DC - Warner Theater
 
 

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Today's News 5-10-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Missing Boy Found


 

 

Sheriff Jayson Richardson would like to inform the public that the missing child Johnny Greer has been found and is safe. We would like to thank everyone that shared posts in an effort to bring him to safety.

 
 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Results


 

 

1. They approved the minutes of the April 4th, 2018 Special meeting, April 11th, 2018 Regular meeting, April 18th, 2018 Special meeting, and the April 25th, 2018 Special meeting.
 
2. They approved and paid weekly expenses.
 
3. They approved the officer’s report.
 
4. They approved public comments on Agenda items.
 
5. Burt Furlow addressed the court about the tree and the flag pole over at the Sheriff’s Office.
 
6. Pct.1 Commissioner to take sealed  bids for  2 dump trailers,  2 half tone pickup , 65 model winch truck, and 580 Case Backhoe.  He will be taking bids beginning tomorrow 5-9-18 to 5-22-18 and the plan to open the bids in court on May 23rd, 2018.  
 
7. Pct. 2 Commissioner to take sealed bids for 90 model Mack Truck.  He will be taking bids beginning tomorrow 5-9-18 to 5-22-18 and the plan to open the bids in court on May 23rd, 2018.  
 
8. Lastly they adjourned.
 
 
 
 
 

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How to Vote for Cade Foehner


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cade Foehner is wowing America he is in the top 5 now on American Idol and here is how we can all help him win and become the next American Idol. 
 
 
Ways to vote for Cade Foehner on Sunday durning the show you can vote the following ways up to 10 times per way for a total of 30 votes in all:
 
 
American Idol Website:
 
 
 
American Idol mobile app:
 
 
 
Text:
 
You can text 8 to 21523
 
Once again remember you can vote up to 10 times per voting method.  Let's all help make Cade the next American Idol.

 

 

 

Signs & T-shirts

 
Cade Foehner T-shirts and signs contact the Sign Shop in Center, TX at 936-591-9198.
 
 
T-shirts $15
 
Signs $10
 
 
Shirts can also be orders from cadefoehnermusic.com

 

 

 

 

 

AMERICAN IDOL ANNOUNCES 2018 LIVE TOUR
THE 40+ CITY SUMMER TOUR FEATURES TOP 7 FINALISTS WITH SPECIAL GUEST SEASON 8 WINNER KRIS ALLEN
 
After a monumental return to television in 2018, American Idol announces it's taking the show on the road with the American Idol Live! 2018 tour, spanning three months this summer. The shows will feature this season's talented Top 7 finalists: Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Jurnee, Maddie Poppe and Michael J. Woodard with special guest, Season 8 American Idolwinner, Kris Allen. The 40+ city tour will kick off on Wednesday, July 11 in Redding, CA and wrap on Sunday, September 16 in Washington, DC. Full list of tour dates below. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, May 11 at 10a.m. local time at www.AmericanIdolLive.com.
 
Joining the tour on select dates is In Real Life, winner of ABC's 2017 summer reality competition show Boy Band. In Real Life has released three singles: "Eyes Closed," their current top 40 hit, "Tattoo (How 'Bout You)" and "How Badly," marking their first foray into singing in Spanish. 
 
VIP packages will be available through www.VIPNation.com giving fans the chance to purchase prime seats and meet and greets with the cast.
 
Produced by Faculty Productions in conjunction with CORE Media Group, American Idol Live! gives fans the unique opportunity to be up close and personal with this season's Top 7 finalists, including this year's newly crowned Idol, and brings your favorite television competition directly to you in performances you can't miss.
 
American Idol: Live! 2018 is represented and booked by United Talent Agency.
 
American Idol Live! 2018 Dates
 
July 11: Redding, CA - Redding Civic Auditorium
July 12: Central Point, OR - Jackson Co. Fair
July 13: Napa, CA - Uptown Theater
July 16: Denver, CO - Paramount Theater
July 19: Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
July 20: San Antonio, TX - The Tobin Center for Performing Arts
July 21: McAllen, TX - McAllen Performing Arts Center
July 23: Tucson, AZ - Fox Tuscon
July 24: Mesa, AZ - Ikeda Theater
July 26: San Diego, CA - Copley Hall
July 27: Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
July 29: Las Vegas, NV - Orleans Arena
July 30: Modesto, CA - Gallo Center for the Arts
July 31: Livermore, CA - Wente Vineyards
August 1: San Luis Obispo, CA - Fremont Theatre
August 3: Thousand Oaks, CA - Bank of America Performing Arts Center
August 4: Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
August 5: Riverside, CA - Fox Performing Arts Center
August 8: Tulsa, OK - Club Brady
August 9: Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
August 10: St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre
August 12: Baltimore, MD - The Lyric
August 13: Albany, NY - The Palace Theatre
August 14: Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater
August 16: Westbury, NY - The Space at Westbury
August 17: Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center
August 18: Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center
August 19: Lynn, MA - Lynn Auditorium
August 21: Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
August 22: Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
August 23: Omaha, NE - Orpheum Theatre
August 24: Sioux Falls, SD - Washington Pavilion
August 27: Salem, OR - Oregon State Fair
August 28: Monroe, WA - Evergreen State Fair
August 30: Billings, MT - Alberta Bair Theater
August 31: Kamas, UT - DeJoria Center
September 2: Deadwood, SD - Deadwood Mountain Grand Casino
September 5: Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
September 6: Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
September 7: Rosemont, IL - Rosemont Theatre
September 9: Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
September 10: Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center
September 12: York, PA - York Fair
September 13: Munhall, PA - Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
September 14: Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie
September 15: New Bedford, MA - Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
September 16: Washington, DC - Warner Theater
 

 

 

 

 

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Denning Rural Water Supply Boil Water Notice Lifted


 

 

 

 

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Cade Foehner Radio Interview


 

 

 

 

 

Cade Foehner is making wowing American and here is how we can all help him win and become the next American Idol. 
 
 
Ways to vote for Cade Foehner on Sunday durning the show you can vote the following ways up to 10 times per way for a total of 30 votes in all:
 
 
American Idol Website:
 
 
 
American Idol mobile app:
 
 
 
Text:
 
You can text 8 to 21523
 
Once again remember you can vote up to 10 times per voting method.  Let's all help make Cade the next American Idol.

 

 

 

 

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Evening News 5-9-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Katelyn Jackson Headed to State in Tennis


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joaquin tennis player Katelyn Jackson placed 2nd in girls singles at the Region III 2AA tennis tournament in Corsicana held April 17th and 18th.  Katelyn advances to the state tennis tournament to be held May 17th and 18th at the Mitchell Tennis Center and Omar Smith Instructional Tennis Courts at Texas A&M University.  Tune in tommorrow morning 5-10-18 to KDET 930 AM or KQBB 100.5 FM to hear her on the radio.  
 

 

 

 

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RUNAWAY JUVENILE UPDATE


 

This in from DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office:
 
 
We wanted to update the public regarding Johnny.  At this time, he has not been located.  We have information that he may be heading towards Center, TX.  Please be aware of your surroundings and contact our office at (318) 872-3956 if you believe you see Johnny.  Your information may help bring him home.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Radio News 5-9-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Runoff Election Voting Locations


 

 

 

 

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Amecian Idol to Visit the Home Towns


 

 

American Idol visits the home town of the Top 3 contestants and Cade Foehner is less than a week away from making it into the Top 3. We are asking everyone to be ready! We want to show our support for Cade in his journey and outshine the other contestants home towns. Plans are tentative and will be announced Sunday night after the Top 3 are announced. Film crews will be here and Tuesday is the tentative date for the festivities which will include a parade and a concert among other events!
 
So have your #CadeFoehner #NextIdol signs ready and clear your schedule for the beginning of next week!
 
 
 

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RUNAWAY JUVENILE


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a runaway juvenile, identified as Johnny Greer. Johnny is a white male, 12 years old, weighing about 100 pounds, and standing about 5’2” tall. He was last seen at about 5:00 p.m. today in the 1000 block of Firetower Road, Grand Cane, LA. It is reported that he was wearing plaid shorts (as pictured below) with a blue t-shirt. He may have left the area riding a white in color bicycle. At this time, foul play is not suspected. Anyone with information regarding the location of Johnny is asked to contact our office at (318) 872-3956.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Evening News 5-8-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Center FD Responds to Brush Fire


 

 

 

 

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Two Vehicle Fatality Crash in Nacogdoches


 

 

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated a two vehicle fatality crash at the intersection of SH 21 and Loop 34.
 
The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 7:20 a.m. on 5-8-18, a 1994 Nissan passenger car was traveling east on SH 21. A 2014 GMC SUV was traveling west on SH 21 and crossed the eastbound lane and struck the Nissan head-on. Initial reports indicate the GMC was attempting to travel onto Loop 34.
 
The driver of the GMC is identified as Courtney Bush, 27, from Center, TX. Bush and a three year old passenger were transported to Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches for treatment.
 
The driver of the Nissan is identified as Thomas Williams III, 45, from San Augustine, TX. Williams and a thirteen year old passenger were both 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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Radio News 5-8-18


 

 

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Joaquin Special City Council Meeting


 

 

 
The City Council of Joaquin will meet in special session Thursday, May 10, 2018
 
At 4:00 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.Canvass of the vote of the May 5, 2018 Municipal Election.
3.Adjournment .
 
 
 

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Jury Duty Cancellation


 

 

The Jury that was scheduled for Monday, May 14th, 2018 for the 273rd District Court Judge Charles R. Mitchell presiding has been cancelled.

 
 

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Barber Busted


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brittany Barber was arrested Friday, May 4, 2018 in Joaquin. Constable Pct. 2, Roy Cheatwood received information on Barber’s whereabouts and was able to locate her. Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michael Griffin assisted in the arrest.
 
Barber was booked into the Shelby County jail on warrants for POCS (F-3) $15,000 bond and Abandoning/Endangering a Child (SJF) $10,000 bond. Barber posted bonds and was released May 6, 2018.
 
 
 
 

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Cade Foehner Advances Again


 

 

 

Cade Foehner Advanced again yesterday evening 5-6-18 on American Idol he is now in the top 5.  Also the top 7 contestants will be going on tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Radio News 5-7-18


 

 

 

 

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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, May 7,2018 at 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/Pledge/Prayer
3.Roll Call
4.Discuss and Consider Application of Southwestern Electric Power Company Action
5.Discuss and Consider Process for Obtaining Overtime Public Works  Action
6.“Closed Section per Texas Government Code Section 551.074 Personnel Deliberation on City Manager Position: Employment Contract B. Employee 90 Day Review; Sgt. Joey Hundall, Officer Johnathan Newton, and City Secretary Jessica Jones.
7.Return to Open Session Action if needed concerning items discussed. 
8.Department Head and Council Report
9.Meeting Adjourn
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting


 
 
 
 
 
Notice is hereby given that a Regular meeting of the Governing of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 9th day of May, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. 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 April 4, 2018 Special meeting, April 11, 2018 Regular meeting, April 18, 2018 Special meeting, and the April 25, 2018 Special meeting.
 
2.Approve and pay weekly expenses.
 
3.Approve officer’s report.
 
4.Public comments on Agenda items.
 
5.Burt Furlow to address the court about the tree and the flag pole over at the Sheriff’s Office.
 
6.Pct.1 Commissioner to take sealed  bids for  2 dump trailers,  2 half tone pickup , 65 model winch truck, and 580 Case Backhoe.
 
7.Pct. 2 Commissioner to take sealed bids for 90 model Mack Truck.
 
8.Adjourn.
 
 

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San Augustine Chamber of Commerce Meeting


 

 

The San Augustine Commissioners Court will have a meeting on Tuesday May 8th, 2018 at 9 a.m. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Local Election Results


 
 
Center ISD School Bond Results:
 
 
Proposition A and B Passed
 
Proposition A
 
For: 467 
 
Agaisnt: 162
 
Proposition B 
 
For: 396
 
Against: 230
 
 
 
Timpson School Board Election Results:
 
 
Jim Rader 148
 
Dannie Hunt 141
 
Joyce Wolfe 133
 
Carlos Johnson 108
 
 
 
Timpson City Council Election Results:
 
 
Yvonne Ramsey 86
 
George Grace 45
 
Janell Baker 47
 
Teri Alexander 70
 
 
 
Timpson Mayor Election Results:
 
 
Debra Smith 102 (Unopposed)
 
 
Timpson Fresh Water District Supply Election Results:
 
Mike Thrift 64
 
Jessie Bownds  51
 
Sandra Beard  13
 
 
Joaquin City Council Election Results:
 
 
Frank Cooper 40
 
Jesse Griffith 38
 
Crystal Raybon 27
 
Floyd Blackman 19
 
 
 
Tenaha Mayor Election Results:
 
 
Michael Baker 78
 
Larry "Dude" Jones 66
 
Orinthia Johnson 8
 
 
Tenaha City Council Election Results:
 
 
Linda Vickery 129
 
Florance Adams 122
 
Stephanie Glenn 22
 
 
 
Shelbyville ISD School Board Election Results: 
 
 
Etola Jones 133
 
Joe Tom Shillings 115
 
Shawn Whiteside 60
 
(Top 2 elected)
 
 
 

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Timpson Teen Found Arrests Made


Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports that Melony Anderson was found safe and unharmed in Batesville, MS on May 3, 2018 and three subjects were taken into custody. Elizabeth Sanford, 36, Laurel Smith, 22, and Shannon Leonard, 27, all of Center, were arrested by the Batesville Police Department (BPD) on warrants out of Shelby County for Kidnapping (F-3) Shelby County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) Investigators Carmen Fears, Chad Brown and Adam Renfro were able to ping a phone belonging to one of the subjects. The whereabouts of the subjects and Anderson was passed on to the Texas Ranger Jim Hicks who kept BPD abreast on their location. Fears and Renfro will travel to Mississippi Monday, May 7 with Hicks to interview the subjects. They will be taken before a magistrate in Mississippi to sign extradition, after which they will be picked up by the SCSO and transported back to Center for arraignment on kidnapping charges. This case is still under investigation at this time. The SCSO would like to thank the public and all media outlets who shared the press release concerning Anderson's appearance. We greatly appreciate your assistance.

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Today's News 5-4-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Covington Lumber Customer Day


 

 

 

 

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Missing Teen Found


 

 

The missing Timpson teenager Melony Anderson has been found.  The Shelby County Sheriff's Office would like to thank everyone for their help.
 
 
 

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National Day of Prayer Event Coverage


 

 

 

 

 

The National Day of Prayer was celebrated on the downtown Center city square on 5-3-18 at, noon a large crowd from across Shelby County gathered together to honor the Lord and pray for our nation.
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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Missing Teen


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Information we received indicates Anderson reportedly left Timpson High School May 2 at 3:30 p.m. in a dark colored early 2000 model Chevrolet Tahoe with a white male driver and a white female passenger.  She is considered a runaway.
 
 
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is seeking the whereabouts of Melony Skye Anderson. Anderson is 15 years old, 5'3" tall and weighs 130 pounds. She has blonde hair and brown eyes.  She was last seen wearing a gray shirt with pink palm trees the word Hollister printed in pink letters on the front, camouflage jacket, jeans and sandals. 
 
She was last seen at Timpson ISD in the afternoon hours of May 2, 2018. Anderson may be in the Logansport area. 
 
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact SCSO Investigator Adam Renfro at 936.598.5601 or 936.572.1354.
 
 
 
 

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Wanted Person


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shelby County Sheriff’s is seeking the whereabouts of Brittany Celine Barber, 30, of Joaquin. Barber is described as a 5’4” white female and weighs approximately 120 pounds. She has black hair and hazel eyes. Barber has two active felony warrants for Endangering a Child (SJF) and POCS (F-3).
 
The SCSO is seeking assistance of the public with locating Barber. If you have any information regarding her whereabouts, please contact the SCSO (936) 598-5601.
 
If anyone is found to be hindering the apprehension, harboring or concealing, providing or aiding with any means of avoiding arrest or effecting escape, or warns Barber of impending discovery or apprehension, will be arrested and charged in accordance to Penal Code 38.05 Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution, a Felony 3 offense.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Danny Brown Retires


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shelby County Courthouse security officer Danny Brown retired today 5-2-18.  Tune in tomorrow morning 5-3-18 to KDET 930 AM to hear him talk about how he got into law enforcement. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Results


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The Shelby County Commissioners Court had a meeting on 5-2-18 at 9:30 a.m. at the active Shelby County Courthouse.  They took the following actions:
 
1. The Court approved and paid weekly expenses and the current payroll.
 
 
 
Colleen Doggett
 
 
2. They tool public comments on agenda items.  Colleen Doggett with the Shelby County Historical Commission gave information on agenda item 3, stating why the commission would not approve it.  There are no historical plauqes for any indiviuals allowed on the square accept for the builder of the Courthouse itself.  The Courthouse is to be the focus of historical interest.    
 
 
 
 
Delbert Jackson 
 
 
3. Delbert Jackson discussed a Historical Marker for Lige Daniels and other victims of lynching at the site of the old hanging tree.  His request was not approved.
 
 
 
4. The Court approved the proclamation declaring May as Elder Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, presented by Tracy Belin with the Texas Department of Elder Protective Services and after the regular meeting Judge Allison Harbison signed the proclamation.  
 
 
Tracy Belin
 
 
5. They appointed two members to represent Shelby County on the DETCOG Board of Directors.  Commissioner Charles Barr and Judge Allison Harbison were choosen. 
 
6. They discussed and accepted a sealed bid on Property ID 20633, located in the a-0010 Jesse Amason SUR BLK 30 TR 25, 1203 Bolton ST City of Center, Shelby County Texas which has been struck off the tax rolls.  They sold the property which was .15 acres of land for $4,000 to LaRonda King. 
 
7. They discussed taking action on repairs to the Bandstand and First Ladies in Texas Building located on the Historic Courtyard.
 
8. The court discussed and approved a Map contract with Liberty Marketing Company for the Shelby County Judge and Commissioners’.
 
9.  They adopted .946 miles of Forest Service Road 107 starting at FM 417 E County Road 2515.
 
10. They created County Road 2516 from 478 feet of Forest Service land from 2517 to boundary line Michael Paul Kay property.
 
11. They adopted 1146 feet of Forest Service Road 143 as part of County Road 2369.
 
12. They discussed and approved Commissioner Pct.1 to get bids for new or used backhoe and or enter into a lease agreement.
 
13. The court adjourned to their executive session.
 
 
EXECUTIVE SESSION
 
14.An Executive Session will also be held for the purpose of discussing personnel, hearing complaints against personnel, or to deliberate the appointed, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee. The closed session is authorized by Texas Open Meeting Act, Texas Government Code Section 551.074.
 
15. They reopened the public meeting.
 
16.They discussed and tabled hiring a Security Officer for the Shelby County Courthouse.
 
17.The Court adjourned.
 
 
 
 
 

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2018 Farm Family of the Year


 

 

 

This year’s Farm Family is a lifetime resident of Shelby County.  
 
He was born in Shelby County in 1939 at the home he resides in now.  The original homestead was cleared by his father and another man with a cross-cut saw.  He grew up helping on the family farm which consisted of 10 acres of cotton (all the government would allow them to plant), and 8 acres of corn with cattle.  His family built one of the first chicken houses in Shelby County in 1946 which held approximately 6,000 birds.  He said that “He was always handy with a hammer and nails”, so he was put to work helping build the house at 7 years old.  The second chicken house was built in 1950.  All the birds were hand fed using a cart and coffee cans to feed them.  The birds were raised for about 12 weeks on the average and weighed about 3.5 lbs.  He also took on another job helping catch the chickens when time would allow.   The family then grew chickens for Purina.  
 
His first “official” paying job, was in his sophomore year of high school.  He worked for East Texas Poultry in the processing plant.  He always knew that he wanted to be involved in Agriculture in some way.  He started college at Stephen F. Austin, received his degree in Agriculture and became an Ag Teacher.  His first job as an Ag teacher was in Orange Texas.  This is when he met a young girl named Sue and they were married.  She grew up on a rice farm in Winnie, TX.  She understood Agriculture and the demands it puts on a family.  She had grown up helping her parents by driving tractors and combines.  He taught 47 years as an Ag teacher, with all but 4 of those years in Shelby County; Joaquin, Shelbyville and Center.  
 
He and Sue moved back to Shelby County in 1967 when he started teaching as the Joaquin Ag teacher.  They expanded their family by having 2 boys, Matt and Jay.  Matt is continuing the family tradition of working in Ag.  Matt works in the Poultry Vet Science Lab that is located here in Center.
 
From the original 50 acres, the farm has grown close to 400 acres.  He has been known for his ability to grow outstanding hay and cattle.  He always has an eye for conservation and has made sure to leave hardwood timber along the Tenaha creek.  He has been involved with the youth of Shelby County and Agriculture making both better through his dedication.  He has served on the Farm Bureau Board of Directors for many  years along with other Ag Committees promoting Shelby County Agriculture.  
 
Please help me recognize one of the hardest working families in Shelby County…..Doyle Carter this year for Farm Family of the year.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Shelby County Chamber Banquet


 

The 96th Annual Shelby County Chamber of Commerce banquet was held yesterday evening 5-1-18 at the John D. Windham Civic Center.  Chris Watlington was the speaker.

 

 

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Two Men Arrested on Assault Charges in San Augustine


 

 

Robert White and Shawn Faver were arrested and taken to the San Augustine County jail, they were both arrested on the charges of assault causing bodily injury family violence, and engaging in criminal activity.
 
 
 
Robert White
 
 
 
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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 2nd day of May, 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 and current payroll.
 
2.Public comments on Agenda items.
 
3.Delbert Jackson to discuss a Historical Marker for Lige Daniels and other victims of lynching at the site of the old hanging tree.
 
4.Proclamation declaring May as Elder Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.
 
5.Appoint two members to represent Shelby County on the DETCOG Board of Directors.
 
6.Discuss and possibly accept a sealed bid on Property ID 20633, located in the a-0010 Jesse Amason SUR BLK 30 TR 25, 1203 Bolton ST City of Center, Shelby County Texas which has been struck off the tax rolls.
 
7.Discuss and possibly take action on repairs to the Bandstand and First Ladies in Texas Building located on the Historic Courtyard.
 
8.Discuss and possibly approve a Map contract with Liberty Marketing Company for the Shelby County Judge and Commissioners’.
 
9.Adopt .946 miles of Forest Service Road 107 starting at FM 417 E ass County Road 2515.
 
10.Create County Road 2516 from 478 feet of Forest Service land from 2517 to boundary line Michael Paul Kay property.
 
11.Adopt 1146 feet of Forest Service Road 143 as part of County Road 2369.
 
12.Discuss and possibly approve Commissioner Pct.1 to get bids for new or used backhoe and or enter into a lease agreement.
 
13.Adjourn to executive session.
 
EXECUTIVE SESSION
14.An Executive Session will also be held for the purpose of discussing personnel, hearing complaints against personnel, or to deliberate the appointed, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee. The closed session is authorized by Texas Open Meeting Act, Texas Government Code Section 551.074.
 
15.Reopen public meeting.
 
16.Discuss and possibly make a decision on Security Officer for Shelby County Courthouse.
 
17.Adjourn. 
 
 
 
 

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Today's News 5-2-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Letter From the Sheriff's Office Regarding a Online Video


 

 

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office was contacted this afternoon in regards to a video circulating on Facebook. The video shows a very young child being beaten and abused by a lady in a home that was reported to be in Tenaha.
 
 
 
The video has been investigated by the FBI who determined the video originated in Britain. We pray for the safety and protection of this child.
 
 
 
We would like to thank everyone who contacted us in regards to this matter. 
 
 

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Jay-Jay the Clown to entertain at 40th Take a Kid Fishing event


 

 

 
 
Jay-Jay the Clown will be the entertainer during the 40th annual Center Broadcasting/Shelby County Bass Angler’s Take a Kid Fishing Bream Tournament, set for Saturday, May 12 at Huxley Bay Marina on Toledo Bend Reservoir.
 
Jay-Jay’s appearance is being made possible by Badders Law Firm of Nacogdoches & Lufkin.
 
According to information received from the website, Gig Salad, Jay-Jay has been entertaining children for decades! From musical theater as a child, to clown class (yes...there is actually a college course) in college, to professional rodeo clown as a 20-something (and survived!), to Santa of the South...and now...Jay-Jay the Clown AND Jay-Jay's Comedy Garage!
 
Children at the fishing tourney will enjoy an interactive performance with lots of laughs, a little magic, and memories for everyone! Comedy, Balloons, Magic, and an occasional appearance from The Maximus Ultimus Flea Circuses! 
 
Jay-Jay will begin entertaining children as soon as the weigh-in line opens at 10:30 a.m., until the tournament activities conclude.
 
Tournament director, Lori Alvis of Center Broadcasting, says safety has always been a concern of tournament organizers, and having Jay-Jay will help keep children entertained and with the help of parents, safe around the water.
 
The Badders Law Firm team enjoys being an active part of our community and has been dedicated to helping the injured people of Greater East Texas for three generations. Contact Badders Law Firm at 833-BADDERS or visit them online at BaddersLawFirm.com. Badders Law Firm has offices at 4002 North Street, Nacogdoches, and 302 South Bynum, Lufkin.
 
 
 
 
 

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Local Election Information


 

 

 
Center
 
The Center ISD School Bond election is Saturday May 5th, 2018 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the Center Middle School cafeteria. 
 
 
Timpson
 
The Timpson Freshwater District Supply election is Satuday May 5th, 2018 at the Timpson VFD 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.  
 
The Timpson City and School elections are Saturday May 5th, 2018 at Timpson ISD 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
 
 
Joaquin
 
The Joaquin City Council election will be this Saturday May 5th, 2018 from 7 a.m - 7 p.m. at the Joaquin City Hall.  
 
 
Tenaha
 
The Tenaha City Council and Mayor election this Saturday May 5th, 2018 from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the Tenaha City Hall.   
 
 
Shelbyville
 
The Shelbyville ISD School Board election is this Saturday May 5th, 2018 from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. at Shelbyville ISD.   
 
 
 
 
 

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Center ISD Bond Election Information


 

 

 

 

Early voting for the Center ISD Bond Election ended on April 30th, 2018.  The Shelby County Clerk's office is open from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  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.   
 
 
More Information Below:
 
 
 
 
 
Sample Ballot
 
 
 
 

 

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Center Walmart Scan and Go Closes


 

 

The Center, TX Walmart Scan and Go trial run has ended.  It was closed down yesterday 5-1-18. 
 
 
 
 
 

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