The 2018 Doodah parade was held on 9-26-18 at 4:30 p.m. on the Downtown Center square. The Doodah parade is the kick-off to next week's East Texas Poultry Festival that will be held October 4th - 6th on the Downtown Center square. Center Broadcasting Company covered the event and we had an eye in the sky drone coverage provided by Justin Mott with Center TX Photo. For pictures from the event click here.
This time on Agriculture in East Texas we met with Laura Anne Scull with the Shelby County 4H. Laura lives in Center, TX and is raising chickens for the East Texas Poultry Festival. Shelby County Extension Agent Lane Dunn with Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension service will be joining on with us in the series to interview the 4H kids.
The series will continue throughout the school year, there will be one 4H or FFA interview and one adult farmer interview per month, as is available and possible. Once summer begins we will be back on a weekly schedule. Agriculture in East Texas is brought to you by Shelby Savings Bank.
Notice is hereby given that a public meeting of the Board of Directors of the Shelby County
Appraisal District will convene at 5:30 P.M. on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at the appraisal
district office at 724 Shelbyville Street, Center, Texas. The following subjects will be
discussed and action taken where necessary.
1. Call to Order
2. Public Comment
3. Approve Minutes of July 10, 2018 Public Hearings and Meeting
4. Approve Check Register for July thru September 2018
5. Resolution to Change the Method to Fulfill a Board of Director Vacancy
6. Address Employee Medical Insurance
7. Appoint Agricultural Appraisal Advisory Board Member for the 2019 – 2020 Term
8. Appoint Appraisal Review Board Members for the 2019 – 2020 Term
9. Select Appraisal Review Board Chairman
10. Chief Appraiser’s Report
This notice is given pursuant to Texas Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551, Government Code.
Notice is hereby given that a public meeting of the Appraisal Review Board of Shelby County will
convene at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at the office of Shelby County Appraisal
District, 724 Shelbyville Street, Center, Texas. The following subjects will be discussed and action
taken where necessary.
1. Call to Order
2. Approve Minutes of July 11, 12 and 19, 2018 Meetings
3. Hear and Determine Taxpayer’s Appeals
4. Submit Third Quarter Supplemental Records
The Shelby County Commissioners court met this morning 9-26-18 at 9:30 a.m. at the active Shelby County Courthouse. The court approved and paid the weekly expenses. They approved and adopted the 2018-2019 budget and tax rate. Shelby County employees will be getting a 2 percent pay increase according to Shelby County Judge Allison Harbison.
The Court approved a $3,000 supplement to be given to 123rd Judicial Court District Judge LeAnn K. Rafferty. Judge LeAnn Kay Rafferty in a previous meeting of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court approached the court asking for a $9,000 supplement. The same supplement rate will not go to the office of the 273rd Judicial Court Judge currently Charles R. Mitchell at this time, if it required to give equal supplements to both offices the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will do so in a future meeting. The decision was made that Jim Payne who was elected to the position of 273rd Judicial Court Judge and will be taking office this coming January 2019, is not a standing Judge and should not benefit from the supplement as he has yet to serve the position. According to Shelby County officials Shelby County has never given a supplement to a district judge before. Judge Rafferty will also receive a $9,000 supplement from Panola County, both of these supplements will be in addition to her base salary paid by the state which is $140,000 a year. Once again if any amendment need to be made to this decision they will be made in a future Shelby County Commissioners’ Court meeting.
The Court then opened sealed bids for janitorial services for the County buildings, only person submitted a bid and that was Angela Rayborn. Rayborn’s bid was for $3,000 a month to clean all the county offices and buildings, to pick trash in front of them and to provide all her own equipment and cleaning supplies. The Court approved her bid, which is according to Shelby County Auditor Clint Porterfield is a 17.2 percent increase in her rate.
The Court discussed and took action to disburse the Child Safety Fee funds for Shelby County. $12,819.45 were distributed to the Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center and the Casa of Deep East Texas. 65 percent or two-thirds of the amount was given to the Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center and 35 percent or one-third was given to the Casa of Deep East Texas. Denise Merriman Executive Director with the Advocacy Center thank the Court for the support from the County.
The Court approved the inter-local agreement with Texas Inter-local purchasing service, which is used by the County to purchase road products to use doing road work. Following their approval they created a resolution to support the approval of the inter-local agreement. Lastly the Court adjourned.
According to Shelby Commissioner Charles Barr a portion of County Road 3047, that was closed earlier this week on Monday 9-24-18 will remain closed through this Friday 9-28-18 for bridge repair. The closure is from the intersection of County Road 3012 and continues on past the bridge.
The Doodah parade will be held today 9-26-18 on the downtown Center city square at 4:30 p.m. Line-up for the parade will start at the drive-thru of Famers State Bank. Be sure to arrive early if you want to be in the parade.
2018-09-25 11:36:00 by DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office
On Monday, September 10, 2018, the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office received information from the U.S. Marshall's Service that a subject with an active warrant was likely in the Mansfield, LA area. An investigation revealed that the subject was believed to be working on a home near the 1000 block of Susan Street in Mansfield, LA. Two Deputies traveled to the location and were able to locate a brown Ford van believed to belong to the suspect. Shortly after exiting the vehicle, a deputy made contact with Daniel R. Kroesing (W/M - DOB: 07/26/1978) of Dallas, TX who was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender in Dallas County, TX.
Kroesing was explained his Miranda Rights, searched for weapons, and detained at that time. Deputies also located a female subject in the van belonging to Kroesing. The female stated to deputies that she did not have any form of identification and appeared very nervous when stepping from the vehicle. The female subject was also read her Miranda Rights, searched for weapons, and detained. She was later identified as Wendy L. Luke (W/F - DOB: 06/11/1986) of Dallas, TX.
Kroesing gave deputies verbal consent to do a vehicle search and advised deputies that there were no drugs in the vehicle. When advised of the search, Luke then gave a description of a bag behind the drivers seat that she said would contain methamphetamine. The vehicle search revealed the bag containing several syringes, assorted plastic bags, and a plastic container with suspected crystal methamphetamine. A further search of the vehicle also revealed a draw-string bag containing a full pill bottle without a prescription label.
Luke admitted that the pills belonged to her, however, Luke and Kroesing both denied possession of the suspected methamphetamine. At that time both Kroesing and Luke were arrested and transported to the DeSoto Parish Detention Center for booking.
Daniel R. Kroesing was booked on the following charges:
Fugitive from Justice (Failure to Register as a Sex Offender)
Possession of Schedule II (Meth)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Wendy L. Luke was booked on the following charges:
Possession of Schedule II (Meth)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of a Legend Drug
So far this month, my rain gauges have run 7.46 inches of rain through them. That's the heaviest for the month of September since the year 2012 when 13.80 inches fell. More lows and upper-level disturbances will continue to provide chances for scattered T-storms and rain for the near and further out forecasts. Mostly in the afternoon with the heating of the atmosphere. How much some locations could see another 1 to 1 1/2 inches over the 10 day period. All beginning in earnest on Wednesday early in the day.
Mid to upper 60's for starts to the day and low 80's for highs. Except for today and again on Tuesday when the sun will shine off and on giving us mid to upper 80's with upper 80's, we can count on very little sun. The humidity will continue to give us a "feels like" temperature of 3-4 higher than the actual.
Watching Kirk, Leslie, and 98L in the Atlantic, Trami in the Pacific
Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court and will be held on the 26th day of September, 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.Public Comments on Agenda items.
3. Approve and adopt 2018-2019 Budget.
4. Approve and adopt 2018-2019 Tax Rate.
5. Open sealed bids for Janitorial services.
6. Discuss and take action to disburse Child Safety Fee funds.
7. Approve Inter-Local agreement with Texas Inter-local Purchasing Service.
8. Discuss and possibly adopt the TIPS Board Resolution to participate in the TIPS Purchasing Cooperative.
The Murphy USA New Store Groundbreaking ceremony was held on 9-21-18. The gas station is located in the parking lot of the Center, TX Walmart. It will be a gas station and walk-in convenience store. Local media got to take a look inside the new store.
2018-09-21 13:16:00 by DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office
In the past 90 days, DeSoto Parish Deputies have made numerous arrests involving varying degrees of domestic violence in our area. These crimes can happen to anyone of any race, age, religion, or gender. Many years ago the month of October was set aside to bring awareness to domestic violence against men, women, and their children. Based on what we have experienced in our own Parish it is the desire of both Sheriff Richardson and our Deputies to do our part in bringing awareness to this cause.
On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office will be hosting an event in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event will be held at 205 Franklin Street in Mansfield, LA at 1:00 p.m. and will be open to the public. We will be conducting a balloon release to honor each victim who has lost their life this year in Louisiana due to domestic violence.
A tree will also be planted to celebrate new life and a new future for those who have survived from domestic violence in the past. Refreshments, cake, and other snacks will be provided to the public in the front lobby of the Sheriff's Office. If you or someone you know has been the victim of domestic violence, Sheriff Richardson encourages you to join us at the front entrance of the Sheriff's Office as we honor both our lost and our survivors.
The local VFW Post 8904 and the women's auxiliary held a memorial today 9-21-18 in honor of all our Shelby County Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action. Larry Rymal gave a speech about his step-father Dr. Roy L. Emken who was a prisoner to the Japanese in WWII, surviving the Bataan Death March.
The names of the POW's & MIA's from Shelby County were read. The flags were lowered and the old POW flag was replaced with a new one. Taps was played by a member of the VFW in honor of our brave American military and the ceremony concluded.
As is customary the post had their picture taken in front of the Veteran's Memorial in front of the Historic Shelby County Courthouse by the local media.
CITY OF TENAHA REGULAR CALLED COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
September 24, 2018
Notice is hereby given the regular scheduled called meeting of the governing body of the City of Tenaha will be held on Monday September 24, 2018 @ 5:15 p.m. in the City Hall Council Meeting Room located at 238 N. George Bowers Drive in Tenaha, Texas. If while the meeting, any discussion on items on the Agenda should be held in executive session, the Council will convene in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code Section 551.101.
Order of Business
1.Call to Order
3.Roll Call and Establish a quorum.
4.Public Comments (Limited to 3 minutes)
5.Discuss and Consider Approval of Minutes from August 2018 Meeting. (Action)
6.Discuss and Consider Approval of Financials from August 2018 Meeting (Action)
7.Via Trac Fertilizer, LLC Presentation by Jim Jacobs (Information and Action if Needed)
8.Discuss and Consider SWEPCO CARD Final Approval Resolution (Action)
9.Hydra Tec Services Proposal for Fire hydrant Assessment (Information)
10.Discuss and Consider Approval of Sewer Rate Increase (Action)
11.Discuss and Consider Piney Woods Sanitation for City Sludge Disposal (Action)
12.Discuss and Consider amending our investment policy to include a five (5) year investment option. (Action)
13.Closed Session Closed Session per Tex. Gov’t Code sec. 551.074 Personnel: 90 Day Review: Amanda Treat; Staff, Stacy Cranford and Staff; Natalie Harris
14.Return to Open Session with Action If Needed.
15. Department Head and Council Comments
“Timpson has had a fantastic start to the school year. Our enrollment at the HS is 214 and our enrollment through Panola College is 158. We have started several new programs at the HS this year….T-Shirt Shop, Welding, Sports Officiating, Grow Your Own, Drama Club/Class, along with our STEM and College programs we added last year. Super proud of our staff members who are offering new opportunities to our students and our entire staff for providing our students a strong foundation as to fuel our kids’ success in these programs. Very blessed to be a BEAR!” –Stephanie Behrens, Dean of Collegiate Center/High School Principal.
Timpson Lady Bear Volleyball is 21-4 for the season after defeating Union Grove in 3 sets on Tuesday night in Union Grove. Set scores: 25-16, 25-15, 25-11. TLB is 3-0 in district with wins over Carlisle, San Augustine, and Garrison.
2018-09-20 21:49:00 by DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office
On September 19, 2018, the Tri-Parish Task Force, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations Unit and D.E.A. out of Shreveport, LA made arrests that ended a lengthy investigation in DeSoto Parish.
The investigation led to a search warrant at a home on Percheron Drive in Grand Cane, LA. During the search, agents were able to locate an extensive lab for manufacturing steroids and pills complete with the necessary equipment for mass production.
A pill press was located along with many packages and containers sealed and ready for distribution. Overall, this investigation ended an elaborate operation that was making and distributing large quantities of liquid steroids and various types of pills in our area and abroad.
Suspects at the address were identified as Kyle Ross Roop (W/M - DOB: 07/29/1987) and Erica Butler Roop (W/F - DOB: 03/15/1987) both of Grand Cane, LA. Both were explained their Miranda Rights and were arrested on the following charges:
Erica Butler Roop was charged with:
Possession of Schedule I
Possession of Schedule III with Intent to Distribute
Creation or Operation of Clandestine Laboratory
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
The charges involving Kyle Ross Roop are currently pending at this time.
This year's Center Hall of Honor will be Gwen Taylor Stewart, class of 1966. She is the daughter of longtime teacher J. B. Taylor. She will be honored at halftime on Friday's Homecoming football game. The annual Center Alumni meeting is Saturday morning at the Civic Center from 10-11 a.m. where classmates from all classes will meet and presentation of the Hall of Honor will take place. Doors open at 9 am for coffee and cookies. The annual homecoming parade starts at 4 p.m.
Commissioner Charles Barr will be closing a portion of County Road 3047 for bridge repair from Monday, September 24 through Wednesday, September 26. The closure will be from the intersection of County Road 3012 and continue on past the bridge.
There is a protest going on today 9-20-18 in Center, TX next to Yogi's Nuway gas station and convenience store located 815 Shelbyville Street. The protest is being organized by Ms. Charon Hubbard. The protest was started due to an alleged racist statement made by an employee of the gas station.
SHELBY COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigated a two-vehicle crash on the morning of 9-19-18 on SH 87, just south of Center. The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 11:40 a.m., a 2010 Chevrolet passenger car was traveling south on SH 87 and was slowing down to turn left onto County Road 3008 when a 2004 Chevrolet pickup failed to control speed and struck the passenger car from behind.
The driver of the passenger car is identified as 68-year-old Barbara Neal from Center. Neal was not reportedly injured during the crash. The driver of the pickup is identified as 35-year-old Sheena Pineda from Conroe.
Pineda was also not reportedly injured during the crash. A fifteen-month-old child traveling with Pineda was transported to a Center hospital for possible treatment. No additional information is available at this time.
On 9-19-18 at around 11:40 a.m. a two-vehicle wreck occurred on Shelbyville Highway 87 South between Center and Shelbyville, TX. The wreck occurred just outside of Center. No serious injuries or fatalities were reported by the Center Fire Department.
The wreck involved a passenger truck and passenger car. The Center Fire Department, Alligenace EMS formerly known as ACE EMS, Texas DPS all arrived on scene within minutes after the crash. The road was blockaded and the DPS and Center Fire Department performed traffic control.
Center Fire Department
Texas Highway Patrol DPS
Allegiance Mobile Health (Formerly ACE EMS)
Hughes Wrecker service and East Texas Towing & Storage wrecker services both responded. The vehicles were moved and the Center Fire Department returned to the station at approximately 12 noon.
2018-09-19 12:28:00 by Shelby County Sheriff's Office
At approximately 5 p.m. September 18, 2018, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Sergeant Josh Tipton stopped a suspicious vehicle on County Road 1453 off Highway 87 N in Center.
Verbal consent to search the vehicle was given by the driver, Jason Briley, 23, of Douglass. Sergeant Tipton located products associated with manufacturing/delivery of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.
Briley and passenger, Brandon Barrow, 19, of Douglass, were taken into custody and transported to the Shelby County Jail.
Later on that evening, SCSO Deputies and DPS Officers stopped a vehicle carrying an individual with outstanding Shelby County warrants. David Lewis, 38, of Timpson, was taken into custody for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (F-2) W#10905 and Criminal Mischief (M-A).
A passenger in Lewis’ vehicle, Troy Lyles Anderson, 40, of Tyler, was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. Anderson also had $1,490 in his possession. This money is believed to be derived from illegal narcotics transactions and seizure paperwork will be filed. Anderson was taken into custody and transported to the Shelby County Jail.
*Above pictured items: (left) Located on Anderson during his arrest; (right) Items found in the vehicle carrying Briey and Barrow.
Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 19th day of September, 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. The Court approved and paid weekly expenses.
2. The Court approved and paid the current payroll.
3.No public comments on the agenda item.
4. They approved the Bond for Newton Johnson reserve Constable Pct. 3.
5. The Court discussed and approved the FFY 2019 County Child Welfare Services Non-Financial Agreement.
6. They advertised to take sealed bids on a 2008 Kia Spectra for the Shelby County Attorney’s office.
On 9-19-18 at around 11:40 a.m. a car wreck occurred on Shelbyville highway 87 South between Center and Shelbyville, TX. The wreck occurred just outside of Center. No injuries or fatalities were reported by the Center Fire Department. More to follow.
2018-09-19 10:16:00 by Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Luis Alberto Ruiz was located September 19, 2018, in Georgetown and arrested by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office. His arrest was made possible by tips from the community which led Williamson County officers to his location. Ruiz was arrested at 3:42 a.m. and taken into custody without incident. He will be transported to Shelby County where he will face felony charges for FTA OC: Failure to Register as a Sex Offender; FTA OC: Failure to Comply with Registration Requirements; FTA: Sexual Assault of a Child; and Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public and Officer Chris King with the Center Police Department for their assistance.
2018-09-18 20:14:00 by Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
Help us kick off the First Annual Poultry Festival Car and Motorcycle Show sponsored by Zack’s Tint Shop. The Show will be held on Saturday, October 6th as a part of the Poultry Festival Saturday activities. It will be held from 10:00am until 2:00pm at the AgriLife Extension Offices large parking lot.
Enter your car and/or motorcycle, or just stop by and view the vehicles.
There are 3 categories: Cars pre-1972; Cars 1972 and newer; and Motorcycles. Trophies will be given for the top 3 in each category. There will also be a People’s Choice Award.
Early registration is underway. Early registration fee for cars is $20.00 and $15.00 for Motorcycles. After September 28th the entry fee will be $25.00 for Cars and $20.00 for Motorcycles. Registration includes a Gate Entrance Button into the Poultry Festival. Registration Packets can be picked up on October 2nd or October 3rd at Zack’s Tint Shop located at 1419 Highway 87 N.
There are only 16 days until the Cutting of the Feathers for the 42nd Annual East Texas Poultry Festival, presented by Farmers State Bank. Gold Sponsors are: Drewery Construction; City of Center; Pilgrims Pride and Tyson Foods. See you on the square.
For more information and to Register your car or motorcycle contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682 or email email@example.com
2018-09-18 13:20:00 by Shelby County Sheriff's Office
The Shelby County Sheriff’s is seeking the whereabouts of Luis Alberto Ruiz, 23, of Center. Ruiz is described as a 5’8 Hispanic male and weighs approximately 178 pounds. He has black hair, hazel eyes and a small tattoo on his right thumb.
Ruiz is wanted for the following Felony charges: FTA OC: Failure to Register as a Sex Offender; FTA OC: Failure to Comply with Registration Requirements; FTA: Sexual Assault of a Child; and Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements.
The SCSO is seeking the assistance of the public with locating Ruiz. If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, please contact Investigator Chad Brown at 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 Ruiz 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.
Nacogdoches Crime Stoppers is seeking information on the whereabouts of a wanted fugitive. Jose Uriel Rendon, age 52, is wanted by the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Department for Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child.
Rendon, who is a pastor in Nacogdoches County, used his position in the church to take advantage and sexually assault a child. It is believed that during the years of 2004 and 2005, the suspect, sexually abused the child numerous times.
Rendon is known to have family in the Tyler and Dallas area as well as Mexico. NACOGDOCHES CRIME STOPPERS will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000.00 for the first, most accurate tip CALLED IN OR SENT directly to CRIME STOPPERS that leads to the arrest of this suspect. All information is confidential and you never have to give your name. You may call CRIME STOPPERS at 936-560-INFO (4636) or send us a secure tip on our website atwww.ncstips.com.
SABINE COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigated this morning 9-18-18 a two-vehicle crash on SH 103 and FM 1.
The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 7:15 a.m., a 2008 Mack dump truck was stopped facing east in the left turn lane on SH 103 waiting to turn left onto FM 1 when a 2000 Jeep reportedly failed to control speed and struck the dump truck from behind.
The driver of the Mack is identified as 51-year-old Michael Wilkerson from San Augustine.
The driver of the Jeep is identified as Dustin Greer, 29, from Huntington. Greer was transported to the Sabine County Hospital with unknown injuries.
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.
The 10th Annual Angelina Wheelin’ Sportsmen Event for people with disabilities will be
Dec. 7-8 at Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest, Winston Tree Farm and Alazon Wildlife Management Area.
The two-day deer and hog hunt is sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Wheelin’ Sportsmen program, U.S. Forest Service, National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, April AWOL Chapter and Pineywoods Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Applications are available at Forest Service Ranger’s offices in Zavalla, Hemphill, New Waverly, Kennard and Decatur, at the Forest Supervisor’s office in Lufkin, or online www.fs.usda.gov/texas.
Applications must be submitted by Oct. 31 to:
Angelina National Forest
Attn: Mandy Chumley
111 Walnut Ridge Road
Zavalla, Texas 75980
Persons with physical disabilities may apply and there is no cost to attend. Twenty-five participants will be drawn for the event and they must provide their own weapon, transportation, lodging and valid Texas hunting license. Volunteers and instructors will be on hand to assist, and meals will be provided for participants and one guest.
For more information, contact Mandy Chumley at 936-897-1068.
Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be conducted by the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court and will be held on the 19th day of September, 2018 at 10:00 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:
Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 19th day of September, 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.Public Comments on Agenda item.
4. Approve Bond for Newton Johnson reserve Constable Pct. 3.
5. Discuss and possibly approve the FFY 2019 County Child Welfare Services Non-Financial Agreement.
6. Advertise to take sealed bids on a 2008 Kia Spectra for the Shelby County Attorney’s office.
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigated a one-vehicle crash on State Highway 21, at the Angelina River on 9-16-18.
The preliminary investigation indicates at approximately 12:30 p.m., Troopers were notified of a submerged vehicle in the Angelina River. During their investigation, Troopers determined a 2012 Ford pickup was traveling west, and for reasons that have not been determined at this point, the pickup drove off the roadway to the right and rolled over into the River. The pickup and the driver were recovered from the water.
The driver is identified as 36-year-old Joshua Dillard from Elkhart, TX. Dillard was pronounced deceased at the scene by a Nacogdoches County Justice of the Peace.
Investigators continue to work to determine the time of the crash. This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.
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 approval of FY 2018-2019 budget.
9.Discussion & Council Action improvements to the City Park.
10.Discussion & Council Action on approval of proposed 2018 property tax rates (.336400 per $100 of value).
11.Discussion and Council Action on proposed terms for potential inter-local agreement with Shelby County, Texas for possible City assistance with fuel cost for Pct. 3 Deputy Constable.
12.Discussion and Council Action on FY 2017-2018 Budget Revisions- Bank Service Charges, Annual Fees, Adjustments, Cost of Water Sold, Economic Development, Public Safety Development, Equipment Repairs, System Repair and Maintenance, Public Safety Fees.
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.
Despino Tire Sevice located on the edge of Center Texas on HWY 96 headed toward San Augustine held their ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday 9-14-18, the event was covered live by Center Broadcasting Company on KQBB 100.5 FM.
The event featured different give-a-ways and free hamburgers, sausages, and drinks for those that attended. The give-a-way winners from the event were: Dernn Bell of Center who won a set of Toyo MT tires, Katherine Raymond of Joaquin who won a gift card, and Stephen B. McGill who also won a gift card. The Shelby County Cruisers also attended bring several beautiful cars with them. Tracy Broadway and Jessie Jacobs did the radio broadcast while Justin Mott covered the event live on the Q-100 facebook page KQBB Real Country.
Notice is hereby given that a special called meeting of the governing body of the City of Tenaha will be held on Monday, September 17, 2018, at 4:30 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.
Order of Business
1. Call to Order
3. Roll Call/Establish Quorum
4. Discuss and Consider Justice of the Peace Jackie Kirkwood to temporarily handle the City Judge act as City Judge. (ACTION)
5. Discuss and Consider Approving 2018-2019 Budget (ACTION)
6. Adopt Advertise proposed tax rate of 0.211300 per $100 of value. (ACTION)
In an interview with Center Broadcasting Company, Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian talks about the recent temporary closure of a Timpson, Texas well.
The well Katy Saltwater disposal located at 518 FM 1970 N, Timpson, TX was closed due to a 3.2 magnitude earthquake that occurred near Timpson last week on September 4th, 2018. There was also a 2.5 magnitude earthquake that stuck in the area this week on September 11th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.
Roughrider Quick Lube held their ribbon cutting ceremony on 9-13-18 at 11 a.m. Roughrider Quick Lube is located in Center, TX at 905 Hurst Street right next to Bob's Pawnshop. Owner Nathan Phelps will ensure great service and customer satisfaction.
Owner Nathan Phelps & his wife Amber Phelps
The event featured give-a-aways and free chicken sandwiches and a drink for those that attended. Center Broadcasting Company also held a live radio remote covering the event on KQBB 100.5 FM. Broadcasting the event on the radio was Tracy Broadway and David Jacobs. Justin Mott provided live video coverage to facebook. For pictures of the event CLICK HERE:
Texans may postpone paying current and delinquent property taxes on their homes by signing a tax deferral affidavit at the Shelby County Appraisal District office if they are:
Age 65 or older; or disabled as defined by law; ? qualified disabled veterans, their unmarried surviving spouses, or their unmarried children under age 18, if no surviving spouse; or ? unmarried surviving spouses of U.S. armed service members killed on active duty and their unmarried children under age 18.
Once the affidavit is on file, taxes are deferred -- but not cancelled -- as long as the owner continues to own and live in the home. Taxes accumulate with 5 percent interest per year. The law extends the tax deferral to the surviving spouse of the person who deferred taxes on the homestead if the surviving spouse was at least 55 years old when the deceased spouse died.
A filed tax deferral affidavit keeps homeowners from losing their homesteads because of delinquent property taxes. A pending sale to foreclose on the homestead’s tax lien will also cease as a result of filing a tax deferral affidavit. In addition, no taxing unit can start or continue a lawsuit to collect delinquent taxes once an affidavit is filed. There are no penalties on delinquent taxes during the deferral period; however, a tax deferral does not cancel penalties that were already due.
All deferred taxes and interest become due when the homeowner or surviving spouse no longer own and live in the home. If the tax debt remains unpaid at that time, penalties may be imposed, and taxing units may take legal action to collect the past due amount.
For further details about property tax deferral, contact the Shelby County Appraisal District at (936) 598-6171. Information is also available on the Comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division’s website at Comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/property-tax/.
Texas homeowners may postpone paying the currently delinquent property taxes due on the appreciating value of their homes by taking advantage of a payment option called “residence homestead tax deferral” and filing a tax deferral affidavit at the Shelby County Appraisal District. This tax relief allows homeowners to pay the property taxes on 105 percent of the preceding year’s appraised value of their homestead, plus the taxes on any new improvements to the homestead. The remaining taxes are postponed — but not cancelled — with interest accruing at 8 percent per year. Once the homeowner files the tax deferral affidavit with the appraisal district, no taxing unit can start or continue a lawsuit for the deferred taxes as long as that person owns and lives in the home. When the homeowner no longer owns and lives in the home, the deferred taxes and interest become due. If the taxes are not paid, taxing units can then sue to collect the deferred taxes and interest. Additional penalties are possible. For complete details about deferring taxes on the appreciating value of your home, contact Shelby County Appraisal District at (936) 598-6171. Information is also available on the Comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division’s website at comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/property-tax/.
The Shelby County Commissioners’ Court met this morning 9-12-18 at the active Shelby County Courthouse and took the following actions:
1. They approved the minutes of the August 8th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 27th, and 29th meetings and workshops.
2. They approved and paid weekly expenses.
3. Ann Blackwell County Treasurer gave the officer’s report and the court approved it. To view, the County Treasurer's reports CLICK HERE: to visit the Shelby County website.
Shelby County Treasurer Ann Blackwell
4. No public comments were given.
5. The Court voted to lift the burn ban for Shelby County.
6. The Court discussed and approved appointing a deputy constable position for Constable Precinct 3, Constable Precinct 3 Roy Cheatwood also gave his thought on the matter.
Constable Precinct 3. Roy Cheatwood
7. The Court renewed the contract with Computer Information Concepts and approved a payment of $4,600.00 for renewal.
8. The Court adjourned.
The Public Budget Hearing was then held. Shelby County Judge Allison Harbison read out the proposed tax rate which is .7027, there were no public comments that were given so it was a very brief hearing. For more information on the budget CLICK HERE:
IF (BIG IF) these models hold true, we MIGHT (BIG MIGHT) see a little rain out of this, but from what I am seeing, those who live South West of the Angelina/Cherokee county areas and farther down South towards the Gulf Coast area will get the heaviest.
Cloudiness and showers associated with a trough of low pressure over the south-central Gulf of Mexico have decreased since yesterday and the Air Force reconnaissance plane scheduled to investigate the system for today will likely be canceled. However, upper-level winds are forecast to become a little more conducive for development and a tropical depression could still form Thursday or Friday before the system reaches the western Gulf Coast. Regardless of development, heavy rainfall and gusty winds are expected across portions of northeastern Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana late this week, and interests there should monitor the progress of this system.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...60 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...60 percent.
Hwy 96 is closed, north and southbound. Major wreck about 1/4 mile north of Center Country Club. As of 6:10 major wreck, semi-truck overturned with a fatality. CR 4360 off of Hwy 96 is the divert if you’re headed south. FM 2026 to come out on CR 4360 if you’re headed North.
The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Americans take the time to remember those who are or were at one time prisoners of war (POW) and those who are still missing in action (MIA), as well as their families. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is not a federal public holiday in the United States but it is a national observance.
Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary invite the public to their remembrance program Friday, September 21st, 10:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial, 1885 Historic Courthouse in Center. The POW/MIA Flag that has flown there 24/7 for the last year will be retired and a new one hoisted.
Larry Rymal will give a talk about his step-father Dr. Roy L. Emken who survived the Bataan Death March and Japanese imprisonment during World War II. The names of veterans from Shelby County known to have at one time been a Prisoner of War and those still missing in action will be read. As always the public, city and county officials from all over Shelby County are cordially invited.
More information contact Post Quartermaster Larry Hume, 598-2976 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas A&M Agri-Life County Extension agent Jhrei-Lynn McSwain has received her doctorate degree in forestry and she graduated early. In an interview with Center Broadcasting Company, she tells us her story.
17 years ago today Americans were attacked on our own soil. The terrorist attack on 9-11-01 changed the lives of Americans. This morning 9-11-18 at 10 a.m. the local VFW Post 8904 and the Auxiliary held a wreath-laying ceremony on the downtown Center city square. The event was held in honor of all our first responders and all those who perished in the process of saving lives on that day 17 years ago September 11th, 2001. VFW Post 8904 Quartermaster Larry Hume was the main speaker for today's event.
After welcoming the crowd Mr. Hume turned over speaking to Bro. McSwain who said the opening prayer. After this Mr. Hume said a few words following him local first responders: Center Fire Chief Kieth Byndom, Center PD Officer Jeremy Bittick, Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell, and David Day with Allegiance Mobile Health ambulance service all said a few words.
A wreath was placed on the Veterans Memorial by a Center Police officer in honor of our first responders. Taps was played by a member of the VFW and the crowd joined in to sing with Leigh Porterfield as she sang America the Beautiful. After the program ended the crowd gathered to take a group photograph.
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office has had their new flagpole put into place. The Shelby County Commissioners' Court voted on the placement of another flagpole at the Sheriff's office and the flagpole has been put into place. Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell can be seen standing in front of it in the picture below.
Larry Hume Post Quartermaster with the local VFW Post 8904 would like to invite the public to attend the 9-11 Patriots Day memorial on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 at 10 a.m. on the downtown Center City square.
LUFKIN – As summer draws to an end, the Lufkin District is working in all nine counties to complete construction and maintenance projects and to begin new ones.
Motorists who drive in or near work zones are urged to reduce speed, stay alert to workers and moving equipment and obey all traffic control devices.
“We have dozens of work zones set up each day throughout our district,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer for the Lufkin District. “Some of them are completed within a day’s work while others are set up for months at a time for major construction projects. We want everyone to respect our work areas so we all get home safely.”
For current road closures and information statewide, visit drivetexas.org. All work schedules are subject to change in inclement weather. Project updates and work planned for the week of Sept. 10-14 include:
US 69 South/FM 326: Crews are scheduled to activate the newly completed traffic signal at this intersection on Tuesday. Signage and warning lights are in place on the north and south side of US 69 ahead of the intersection alerting drivers to the signal.
US 59 South: Crews will be working again during nighttime hours between Lufkin and Diboll to continue to repair concrete joints and base failures. The project is designed to resurface the roadway between Whitehouse Drive to just south of FM 2497. Motorists should be alert to a reduced speed limit through the work area.
US 69 South: Work continues from FM 844, south of Huntington, to FM 1270 in Zavalla to widen the existing two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided highway. Crews will continue to set silt fence through the northern section of the project as well as in Zavalla. Dirt work continues and crews will begin laying culverts beneath the roadway and at driveways. Bridge crews are scheduled to begin drilling shafts for the ramp bridges in Zavalla. Stay alert for alternating closures and/or slow-moving traffic through this 11-mile work zone.
Robinson Road: Crews will begin setting barricades for a bridge replacement project at Gilliland Creek that will begin on Sept. 17. The roadway, located just outside Huntington, will be open only to local traffic during construction.
Various locations: Crews are scheduled for sweeping, ditch maintenance, pothole patching and herbicide applications.
FM 2713: Work is scheduled to widen the pavement from FM 2112 to SH 7. Motorists should expect lane closures. Pilot car is in use to guide drivers through the work area.
FM 226: Crews are scheduled to continue to upgrade and safety treat fixed objects from SH 21 to the end of pavement. Daily lane closures expected.
FM 1638: Work will continue to safety treat fixed objects from FM 698 to US 59/SL 224. Daily lane closures expected.
SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
SH 21: Crews are scheduled to apply striping at Venado Creek and Perkins Creek where bridges and approaches have been replaced.
SH 21: Work is scheduled to remove the bridge structure at Niciper Creek where the bridge and approaches are being replaced.
FM 711: Crews are hauling flex base on this project designed to reconstruct and widen the surface from the Shelby County line to US 96.
FM 1277: Crews are scheduled to do base repairs in various locations. Lane closures are possible.
US 96: Mill and inlay road repairs are scheduled from US 84 to SH 87. This is a slow-moving work zone with flaggers and alternating lane closures.
SH 87: Work is scheduled to continue to upgrade metal beam guard fence and safety treat fixed objects from SH 7 to SH 147; and on FM 83 from the San Augustine County line to FM 1. There will be alternating lane closures with flaggers directing traffic.
CR 4789: Crews are working to form abutments for the bridge replacement at the tributary of Blackwater Creek.
FM 3315: Base repairs are scheduled. Lane closures expected.
FM 355: Crews are scheduled to repair edges and base failures.
A new member Ribbon Cutting and Celebration will be held for, Roughrider Quick Lube. The Ribbon Cutting will be held on September 13th from 11:00am until 1:00pm. The actual Ribbon Cutting will be held at 11:00am with a lunch and celebration to follow. Also, Center Broadcasting Company will be doing a live radio remote coverage of the event on KQBB 100.5 FM.
Nathan Phelps opened his new business, Roughrider Quick Lube, on August 7th. Roughrider Quick Lube is next to Bob’s Pawn Shop on Hurst Street. Hours will be Monday thru Friday 8:00am until 6:00pm. Saturday hours are 8:00am until 5:00pm.
Mark your calendar and join the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors in congratulating Nathan Phelps with his new venture.
For more information, contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 598-3682 or email email@example.com
SHELBY COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigated a two vehicle major crash on the morning of 9-7-18 on US 59, just south of the City of
The preliminary investigation indicates at approximately 1:40 a.m. a 2017 Peterbilt truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling south on US 59. The Peterbilt reportedly swerved to the left to avoid a tree that had fallen into the roadway and drove into the northbound lanes and struck a 2002 Sterling truck tractor semi-trailer head-on. The Sterling truck tractor semi-trailer then caught fire.
The driver of the Sterling truck tractor is identified as 68-year-old Joseph Cargal from Conroe, TX. Cargal was pronounced deceased at the scene by a Shelby County Justice of the Peace.
The driver if the Peterbilt is identified as 57-year-old David Forehand from El Lago, TX. Forehand was transported to a Nacogdoches hospital and later transported to a Tyler hospital for treatment.
Notice is hereby given that a Regular meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 12th day September, 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 August 8, 2018 Regular meeting, August 15, 2018 Special meeting, August 20, 2018 Budget Workshop, August 22, 2018 Special meeting, August 27, 2018 Budget Workshop, August 29, 2018 Special meeting.
2.Approve and pay weekly expenses.
3.Approve Officers’ Report.
4.Public Comments on Agenda items.
5.Discuss and take action on the current burn ban.
6.Discuss and possibly approve a deputy constable position for Constable Precinct 3.
7.Tax-Assessor-Collector to discuss and possibly take action to end or renew contract with Computer Information Concepts, and approve payment of $4,600.00 for renewal.
Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be conducted by the Governing Body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court and will be held on the 12th day of September, 2018 at 10:00 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:
The San Augustine High School Student Council sent their support to Center ISD this morning following the loss of a student. The group sent a poster and card to the senior class and wore yellow in solidarity.
“On behalf of the Center High School students and staff,” Principal Matthew Gregory said, “I would like to express our sincere appreciation for the support shown by so many in this difficult time as we mourn the loss of one of our students.”
Chireno Independent School District sent flowers which are on display in the front office, and students at Garrison High School pinned yellow ribbons on each guest entering the volleyball game Tuesday night.
“I am really amazed to see other people appreciate Emily even though they didn’t know her,” senior Miriam Almaguer said. “Seeing other people care about her makes the environment feel better. Having support everywhere makes you feel like you’re not alone.”
The Cold front has stalled to our West and will be delayed entry to Deep East Texas. a lot due to Gordon's very slow movement to the North & East that is being delayed with another cold front dropping down from Canada on the East Coast. Also, Florence has NOT moved to the North into the Colder Waters due to the steering winds flow and wind shear becoming weak. (Wind & wave graphic below) Where will it go? A question all the experts are asking. The National Hurricane Prediction Center outlook only extends our some 120 hours.
Nacogdoches Crime Stoppers is seeking information that leads to the identity of a suspect in the theft of two cellular telephones.
On Thursday, August 30, a male suspect, shown in the photos, entered a local cellular phone store and began to look at phones. After a period of time, the suspect defeated the security devices on two phones, and left the store without paying for them.
Nacogdoches Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000.00 for the first, most accurate tip called in or sent directly to CRIME STOPPERS that leads to an arrest in this case. All information is confidential and you never have to give your name. You may submit tips via our website at www.ncstips.com or by telephone at 936-560-4636.
Nacogdoches Crime Stoppers is the sole judge of reward payments.
(Nacogdoches, Tx.) Neighborhood Watch Programs and the Nacogdoches Police Department will be celebrating National Night Out in Texas on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.
“The National Association of Town Watch, who sponsors National Night Out, allows the celebration to be held the first Tuesday in October for Texas residents, NPD Sgt. Greg Sowell said. “Texas law enforcement suggested this several years ago because of heat and mosquito concerns. NNO has been celebrated by most Texans in October for the past several years.
Neighborhood Watch groups within the city will hold “block parties” on the evening of October 2nd .
National Night Out is a night when residents are encouraged to lock their doors and spend the evening getting to know their neighbors in the name of crime prevention. Law Enforcement officers and other officials visit these parties to form relationships with the residents. Anyone interested in forming a Neighborhood Watch Program in the city or hosting a block party should contact the police department at 559-2607. Block parties should register with the police department by Friday, September 28th.
Due to a break in the line, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the Denning Rural Public Water System PWS # 2030004 to notify customers on FM 1196 as well as West of FM 354 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 customer 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 Denning Rural Water System at 220 W. Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas, 75972, or call 936-288-0489
The Shelby County Commissioners' Court met today 9-5-18 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 the current payroll.
3. They discussed and decided to keep the burn ban in effect for Shelby County.
4. The Precinct 1 Commissioner discussed purchasing a Right of Way trimming device.
Constable Pct. 3 Roy Cheatwood
5. They discussed and approved the donation of a 2008 Crown Vic to Constable Pct. Roy Cheatwood from Kyle Allen. The Court also approved to pay $400 for the insurance and $450 to the sign shop for labeling the vehicle. In addition, the Court will be working on an interlocal agreement with the City of Joaquin to pay for fuel. A citizen did express his concerns with what Roy Cheatwood was doing.
6. They discussed and tabled establishing a deputy constable position for Constable Precinct 3. The Court will be looking into the liability insurance coverage for the position.
2018-09-05 08:48:00 by DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office
On August 30, 2018, Narcotics Agents with the Tri-Parish Task Force ended an undercover operation based on information that a subject was allegedly selling narcotics in the Frierson area. The operation revealed that Jason Everett Morgan Jr. (W/M - D.O.B. 09/26/1992) of Stonewall, LA was traveling from Shreveport, LA and selling Methamphetamine in DeSoto Parish. This operation also revealed a second subject, Jason Blake May (W/M - D.O.B. 07/12/1993) of Shreveport, LA was also selling Methamphetamine in DeSoto Parish. Undercover agents were able to purchase methamphetamine from both Morgan and May on separate occasions in the area of Frierson, LA. Both Morgan and May have been arrested and were booked into the DeSoto Parish Detention Center on the following charges:
2018-09-05 08:43:00 by DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office
DeSoto Parish Crime Stoppers Felon of the Week program is asking for the public's help in locating Christina Lynn (Pearson) Juergens (D.O.B. - 06/19/1985) of the Grand Cane, LA area. Christina has an active warrant for her arrest on one charge of Cruelty to a Juvenile, a charge of which another subject has also been arrested in conjunction with. Christina is a 33 year old white female, 5’2", approximately 150 lbs. with blue eyes and reddish hair that could have recently been colored. She is believed to be near or around DeSoto Parish, Caddo Parish, or in the East Texas areas.
DeSoto Parish Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1000.00 for information that results in the suspects arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers line at 1-800-505-STOP(7867) or contact Sergeant Angela Bandy with the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318)872-3956. All calls and tips are confidential. You also can visit P3Tips.com or download the free P3 Tips App in Google Play or Apple Store.
2018-09-05 08:37:00 by by Burrell Parmer, Navy Recruiting District San Antonio Public A
SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON - Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Deron Davis, (middle) a San Augustine, Texas, native assigned to Navy Recruiting Station Hollywood Park, was meritoriously advanced to the rank of petty officer first class during a promotion ceremony held at Navy Recruiting District San Antonio Headquarters by Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Jeffrey Reynolds.
Davis, a graduate of Chireno High School in Chireno, Texas, joined America's Navy in 2010.
“This is beyond my wildest expectations,” said Davis, who became a Navy recruiter in 2016. “My immediate goal was making third class but now the bar has been risen.” The Navy’s Meritorious Advancement Program empowers commanding officers with the authority to recognize sustained superior performance of their Sailors through immediate advancement in rank.
Navy Recruiting Commands leverage an inspirational culture to inform, attract, influence and hire the highest quality candidates from America's diverse talent pool to allow America's Navy to assure mission success and establish the foundation for Sailors to thrive in a life-changing experience.
Those who we lost on September 11, 2001, will forever hold a cherished place in our hearts and in the history of our nation. By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001, (Public Law 107-89), Congress authorized the president to designate September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day" to perpetuate the memory of those who perished in the attack on America and to pursue peace and justice in the world and security at home.
Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary invite the citizens of Shelby County to join them at their annual Patriot Day Observance, Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 at the Veterans Memorial, 1885 Historic Shelby County Courthouse. The program will begin at 10:00 am and include Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, remarks by Shelby County First Responders and a Memorial Wreath laying. The program will be closed with the playing of Taps.
If you cannot join us we urge all citizens to take a moment to remember the over 3000 innocent people who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Sacrifice is meaningless without remembrance. America’s collective consciousness demands that all citizens recall and be aware of the deaths of their fellow countrymen. Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunup until sunset on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018. More information contact Post Quartermaster Larry Hume, at 598-2976.
Week 2 of the high school football season Friday has the Center Roughriders on the road to play Jefferson. You can hear the play-by-play with Rob Payne and Chris Watlington and the Roughrider Radio Team on KDET-AM. The Shelby County Game of the Week with Don Wall on 100.5 KQBB features the Shelbyville Dragons in their home opener against Sabine. You can hear all games of Center Broadcasting streaming at cbc-radio.com, just click on the “listen live” button at the top-of-the page for the respective station. The TuneIn Radio app is another way of listening. Elsewhere, the Joaquin Rams are home against Ore City, the Tenaha Tigers go to Lovelady, the Timpson Bears go to Alto, and the Garrison Bulldogs are at home playing Crockett. All with a 7:30 p.m. kick-off. The Logansport Tigers have a home game against Lakeview starting at 7 p.m., and the San Augustine Wolves have an open date.
The VFW post 8904 and the Auxillary held a wreath-laying and memorial service in honor of VJ Day that is victory over Japan day and all our brave servicemen who fought evil all those years ago. Mr. A.J. Procell U.S. Navy Veteran gave a speech about his time in service in WWII.
Below is a documentary that was done with Mr. A.J. Procell. For photos from the event click here:
SHELBY COUNTY – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated a one vehicle crash on State Highway 7 yesterday morning that reportedly occurred the previous night, about one half mile east of County Road 1211.
The preliminary investigation indicates at approximately 10:30 p.m., on September 2, a 2008 Pontiac passenger car was traveling east. For reasons not yet determined by Troopers, the driver drove across the westbound lanes and struck a tree. The crash was not discovered until approximately 8:30 a.m., on September 3. The driver is identified as 17-year-old Emily Hernandez-Garcia from Center. Hernandez-Garcia 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.
It is with deepest sympathy I am informing you a Center High School Student perished in an automobile accident over the weekend. As details become available we will readily share them, however we should all be very respectful of the grieving family and friends. As Principal I want you to know we will have Counselors on site for any Student who needs help with the grieving process.
In addition to District Counseling Staff, members of local Faith Based organizations have been invited for availability at the request of Students. This tragedy catches us all in the midst of a long relaxing weekend. I cannot imagine the loss felt by the Family and those closest, we can only hope for peace and closure in the days to come. If you have any concerns or questions feel free to