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Weather Update


 

 

There is another Low coming out of Mexico that is pushing rain toward us from the Southwest that will likely be here before the Cold front now to our West and North that we are expecting later this evening. All the way up to Livingston is getting rain. Parts of Houston has already put 1/2 to 1 inch of rain in their gauges this morning and early afternoon. This is what the current radar view looks like.....more humidity and disturbed air to build the energy for this evenings storms arrival.

 

 

 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Results


 

 

At today's 10-31-18 Shelby County Commissioners' Court meeting they took the following actions:

 

1. They approved and paid weekly expenses.

 

2. They approved and paid the current payroll.

 

3. No Public comments on Agenda items.

 

4. They put on record that the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office will be taking sealed bids on 2005 Chev. Trailblazer and 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab. 4x2. Sealed bids must be in by 11-13-2018 to the Shelby County Judges Office.

 

5. Lastly, they adjourned.

 

 

 

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SCSO is Taking sealed bids for vehicles


 

 


The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is taking sealed bids on:

 

2005 Chev. Trailblazer with 87,000 miles $3000. Min bid

2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4x2 with 222,000 miles $3000.min. bid

Both vehicles are in good running condition and are sold as is.

Both vehicles may be seen at the Sheriff’s Office

 

ALL SEALED BIDS ARE TO BE DROPED OFF AT THE SHELBY COUNTY JUDGES OFFICE AT 200 San Augustine Street Center Texas75935

 

 

 

 

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Alexander Barter Case Update


 

 

 

 

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According to the United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of Texas, Alexander Barter was granted a mental competency exam by a federal judge.

 

 

 

 

21-year-old Alexander Nathan Barter of Joaquin is charged with the following:

 

Criminal Attempt Sexual Performance of a Child, Criminal Solicitation, Conspiracy to Commit Capital Murder, Criminal Attempt Capital Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Sexual Assault.


According to information contained in the criminal complaint Homeland Security Investigations Cocoa Beach, Florida Child Exploitation Task Force initiated an undercover online investigation after observing a post believed to have been made by Barter on the “dark web”.

 

The undercover agent began communicating with Barter who expressed his desire to rape, murder and cannibalize who he believed to be an underage girl. 

 

After Barter and the agent finalized plans to meet and commit the acts, Barter was taken into custody near his home.

 

 

 

Quote from Stephen Shires, Shelby County District Attorney:

 

“The dark web, and the individuals that operate there, pose a continued and increasing threat to the safety of our children.  Jurisdiction, geography, and distance serve as a minimal, if any, impediment to some very terrible activities.  In this matter, Law Enforcement mounted an effective and integrated (both state/federal and multi-state-Texas/Florida) effort to deal with this situation. Hopefully this will serve as a continued reminder that parents should always be vigilant and aware of what their children are doing on the internet.  I hope it also gives folks some comfort to know that there are also good guys at work-highly trained, highly capable individuals working to protect us.  And rest assured anyone utilizing the dark web will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law by my office.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 10-31-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Sheriff's Office Seeks a Man


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Juan Tremaine Tutt. Tutt is a black male, 5’11 and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

 

He has active felony warrants for Abandon/Endangering a Child (SJF) and Deadly Conduct (F-3). He is also wanted for FTA: DWI (M-B).

 

Tutt is a suspect in another case the SCSO is working of for Possession of a Stolen Firearm (M-A) and Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon (F-3).

 

If you have any information of his whereabouts, please contact Investigator Mandy Fears at the SCSO at 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 Tutt 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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A Letter From Center ISD Regarding School Incident


 

 

On Friday night, October 26, 2018, at approximately 9:41 pm at the Center High School football game, a student was told by another student that there would be a shooting at 10:00 pm. The student who received the information made a prompt report to school officials who immediately notified law enforcement. The school district is grateful to local law enforcement, including the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, the Center Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and other local agencies who responded swiftly and effectively. The student who made the threatening statement was located and taken into custody. 

 

Because this is a student discipline matter, the school district is prohibited by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act from providing any student identifying information. 

 

The Center Independent School District will always put the safety and well being of our students, employees, and patrons as its foremost objective. 

 

 

The above letter is from Center ISD Superintendent Dr. James Hockenberry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weather Update


 

 

Our northern Counties and SA COUNTY are in a Lake wind and high profile vehicle advisory due to the winds beginning to blow at 15- to 25 miles per hour. Wind gusts thru the day will at times come with gusts even higher. We can expect to see this continue to be in effect until 7 pm tonight.

 

 

 

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Mansfield Narcotics Operation


 

 

On October 25, 2018, Agents with the Tri-Parish Narcotics Task Force arrested two subjects following a lengthy investigation.  Agents purchased suspected methamphetamine and ecstasy pills in the Mansfield area from two individuals during a month’s long undercover investigation.  Throughout the investigation, Agents seized over 500 ecstasy pills, 2.5 ounces of suspected methamphetamine, and 2 ounces of synthetic marijuana.  Agents identified the subjects and obtained arrest warrants for Harvell R. Jones (B/M – DOB: 04/24/1986) and Latonya R. Moore (B/F – DOB: 07/30/1981) of Mansfield, LA.  Both Jones and Moore were arrested and booked into the DeSoto Parish Detention Center for the following charges:

 

 

 

 

Harvell R. Jones

Possession of Schedule I CDS with Intent to Distribute (2 counts)

Possession of Schedule II CDS

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

 

 

 

 

Latonya R. Moore

Possession of Schedule I CDS with Intent to Distribute (2 counts)

Possession of Schedule II CDS with Intent to Distribute

Possession of Schedule II CDS

Possession of Schedule IV

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)

 

 

 

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Bobby Moore Interview


 

 

 

 

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Today's News 10-29-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Weather Update


 

 


There is a slight risk for severe thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and evening across portions of East Texas and Western Louisiana along and south of Interstate 20.  Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop along an approaching cold front north of the Interstate 30 corridor early Wednesday morning before spreading southeast and becoming widespread across the remainder of the Four State Region during the day Wednesday. until then SUN, and 80's with light winds

 

Some storms may become severe ahead of the front Wednesday afternoon and evening across portions of Deep East Texas and Western Louisiana along and south of Interstate 20. Damaging winds and large hail will be the primary threats.  I don't see us getting the 1/2 dollar size hail nor the 60-75 mile per winds except under the larger T-storms down bursts ahead of the main front out flows.

 

Impacts:  Damaging winds and large hail Wednesday afternoon and evening, mainly in the slight risk area. Locally heavy rainfall will be possible area wide from late Thursday morning is possible with this fast moving front.


The NWS Slight risk is the mid point for Severe weather. Low to No tornado activity is expected, but strong winds as the cold air aloft collides with very humid Gulf air (10-15 mph) at the surface and temperatures in the 80-82 degrees range. The strong Southerly winds will begin their arrival mid day Tuesday along with with the arrival of clouds moving in around noon to 2 pm. Those very warm 80-82 degree temps will contribute to the event.

 

 

 

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San Augustine County Crash


 

 

SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
investigated a one-vehicle crash early Sunday morning on SH 147, about five miles
north of Broaddus.


The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 5:30 a.m., a 2008
Dodge pickup was traveling south on SH 147 when the pickup drove off the
roadway to the left where it reportedly struck multiple trees and then overturned.
The driver is identified as 19-year-old Casey McGee, from Bronson. McGee was
transported to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital for treatment. A passenger
traveling with McGee, a 15-year-old female, from Zavalla was pronounced
deceased at the scene by a San Augustine County Justice of the Peace.


This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at
this time.

 

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NAMMB Contest Schedule


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


 

 

As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 2018 by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, October 31, 2018.

 

If you fly an outside flag that cannot be lowered respect can be shown by tying a black cord or ribbon to the top of the staff.

 

 

 

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Football Scores


 

 


Center 35

Shepherd 24


Shelbyville 20

Hull Daisetta 7


Garrison 49 

Tenaha 42


Joaquin 35

Beckville 7


San Augustine 42

West Sabine 14


Timpson 40

Linden Kildare 41


Carthage 40

Palestine 9


Marshall 40

Nacogdoches 0


Lufkin 31

Magnolia West 7


Tatum 35

West Rusk 17


Henderson 36

Chapel Hill 0

 

 

 

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The Tenaha High School Band Ties for 4th at Area Finals


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Roarin’ Band from Tigerland competed at the UIL Area C Marching Contest on October 27th in Pirate Stadium at Pine Tree High School. The band put on a great performance at Area prelims that earned them a spot at Area finals.  Later that evening, they put on a near flawless performance that earned them a three way tie for 4th place.  Unfortunately, only three bands advance to state. 

 

Despite many very positive comments from the judges, the band missed advancing to the State Marching Contest by only three points.  One judge did rank the band 1st in the music category, and another judge ranked them 3rd in marching, but the overall math just did not fall in the band’s favor yesterday. 

 

Nevertheless, it was a very successful and rewarding end to a fantastic marching season.  Great job band!  We also want to wish the three bands that advanced from the East Texas Area (Carlisle, Timpson, & Union Grove) the best of luck at the State level!

 

 

 

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Weather Update


 

 

Monday - 62/81, sunny, light winds

 

Tuesday - 66/86, mostly sunny, mostly sunny, clouds late, winds 10-12 with front

 

Wednesday - 51/76, T-storm beginning about 8 am, 1/4 to 3/4, winds 8-10

 

Thursday - 47/64, Sunny, light winds

 

Friday - Cool start at 45, high of 67, lots of sun and great football weather.

 

Saturday - 48/62 still mostly sunny, light winds

 

Sunday - 53/65, cloudy, showers with 1/4-1/3 inch, light winds

 

Monday - 56/69, T-storms, another 1/4 to 1/3 inches, light winds

 

 

 

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UIL Area Marching Contest Results


 

 

The Timpson Bear Marching Band has qualified for the UIL State Marching Contest after placing in the Top 3 of the Class 2A Area C Marching Contest at Pine Tree High School in Longview Saturday. Bands from Texarkana to Beaumont competed

 

The Timpson band will perform on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Alamodome in San Antonio for state.

Timpson will compete on Saturday, November 3 at the NAMMB Marching Contest at SFA. Their performance time is 3:15 p.m.

 

The Shelbyville Dragon and Tenaha Tiger Marching Bands also competed at the area contest, making the finals, but did not advance to state.

 

 

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Barter In Beaumont Court Friday


BEAUMONT, Texas — A 21-year-old Joaquin, Texas man has been arrested on child exploitation charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.

 

Alexander Nathan Barter was arrested on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Joaquin, and appeared today in Beaumont before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin for an initial appearance. 

 

Barter has been charged in a federal complaint with attempted coercion and enticement and will return to court on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 for detention and preliminary hearings.  

 

This case is being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.(link is external)

 

If convicted, Barter faces up to 20 years in federal prison.

 

This case is being investigated by Homeland Security Investigations in Lufkin, Beaumont, and Houston, Texas; Homeland Security Investigations Cocoa Beach, Florida, Child Exploitation Task Force; Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (Florida); Nacogdoches Police Department; Texas Department of Public Safety; Customs and Border Protection Air Units; and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marisa Miller.

 

It is important to note that an arrest, indictment, or complaint should not be considered as evidence of guilt and that all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

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SFA 95th Anniversary Dr. Jim Towns Interview


 

 

 

 

 

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Drug Bust in Logansport


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On October 24, 2018, the Tri-Parish Narcotics Task Force was notified of a female subject who was believed to be in possession of methamphetamine in a business in Logansport, LA.  

 

A deputy with the patrol division was able to respond to the location within minutes and detain the female, later identified as Angela M. Haessley (W/F – DOB: 06/11/1981) of Logansport.  The deputy recovered a substance suspected to be methamphetamine located on Haessleys’ person. 

 

Agents with the Tri-Parish Narcotics Task Force responded to assist with the case.  Haessley was transported to the Logansport substation, interviewed by deputies, and later confessed.  Agents also had obtained warrants during the course of a previous investigation for Haessley for 2 counts of Distribution of Schedule II (Methamphetamine). 

 

Following the interview, Haessley was transported to the DeSoto Parish Detention Center and booked on the charges of Possession of Schedule II (Methamphetamine) and warrants for 2 counts of Distribution of Schedule II (Methamphetamine).

 

 

 

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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 31th day of October, 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. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is taking sealed bids on 2005 Chev. Trailblazer and 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab. 4x2. Sealed bids must be in by 11-13-2018 to the Shelby County Judges Office.

 

5. Adjourn.

 

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UIL Area Band Contest


 

 

 

 

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Weather Update


 

 

 

 

 

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Nacogdoches Death Update


 

 

On October 24th, 2018 at approximately 7:07 pm Officers with the Nacogdoches Police Department responded to a disturbance at 2807 Pearl St. which is also known as University Club Apts. Officers arrived and located a male victim that was deceased from a single gunshot to the head in front of an apartment. The victim was identified to be Michael Brucks 19 years of age. 

 

The investigation determined the suspect had fled on foot from the scene and was located walking down the roadway. The suspect was identified to be Paul Gutierrez 20 years of age.  Information obtained from eyewitnesses indicated that the suspect and victim were acquaintances and no disturbance occurred between these two individuals. Sometime before the shooting the suspect had retrieved a rifle and both individuals began horse playing with the rifle.

 

At some point during this time, while both the victim and suspect had their hands on the rifle, it discharged striking the victim in the head. The suspect is currently being held at the Nacogdoches County Jail on the charge of Manslaughter (Felony 2). 

 

 

 

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Today's News 10-25-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Football Varsity Schedules


 

 


The Logansport Tigers will have an away game vs. LaSalle at 7 p.m. this Friday 10-26-18.


The San Augustine Wolves will have an away game vs. the West Sabine Tigers at 7 p.m. this Friday 10-26-18.


The Timpson Bears will have an away game vs. Linden-Kildare Tigers on Friday 10-26-18 at 7:30 p.m.


The Center Roughriders will have a home game vs. Shepherd Pirates on Friday 10-26-18 at 7:30 p.m


The Tenaha Tigers will have an away game vs. the Garrison Bulldogs on Friday 10-26-18 at 7:30 p.m.


The Shelbyville Dragons will have an away game vs. Hull-Daisetta Bobcats on Friday 10-26-18 at 7 p.m.


The Joaquin Rams will have a home game vs. Beckville Bearcats on Friday 10-26-18 at 7:30 p.m. 

 

 

 

 

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Jury Cancellation 273rd District Court


 

 

 

 

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Update: Drug Arrest in Stonewall


 

 

 

On October 23, 2018, a Directed Patrol Unit was traveling north on Old Jefferson Road in Stonewall, LA when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.  While turning onto Highway 171 the vehicle also failed to use a turn signal at which time the deputy initiated a traffic stop.  Upon speaking to the driver, identified as Jeffrey Scott Holder (W/M - DOB: 10/09/1967) of Stonewall, LA, the deputy smelled a strong odor of suspected alcohol inside of the vehicle.  Holder explained that he did not have his drivers license and had recently registered the vehicle.  The deputy asked about the smell of alcohol and Holder claimed to have consumed alcohol earlier in the evening.  Holder was then asked to exit the vehicle and was patted down for officer safety.  During the stop, the deputy found that Holder's license had been suspended due to a prior DWI violation.  The deputy observed Holder appearing to sweat under cool weather conditions.  Holder stated to the deputy that there was nothing illegal inside the vehicle but refused consent to conduct a search.  At this time, the deputy requested the K-9 unit to assist.  Upon arrival, K-9 Borris alerted deputies on the passenger door of the vehicle and a vehicle search followed.

 

Located in the vehicle was a case containing several pills suspected to be Trazodone, Cyclobenzaprine, Buprenorphine, Cyclobezaprine, and Promethazine.  When Holder was questioned, he stated that he did not have a prescription for the pills.  Holder was then explained his Miranda Rights and placed under arrest.  Deputies were also able to locate a suspected methamphetamine pipe along with a syringe. Holder was asked about the syringe at which time he admitted to using methamphetamine but claimed there was none in the vehicle.  A continued search of the vehicle revealed an open beer can, a bag containing 13 empty baggies, and a case containing a scale with suspected methamphetamine residue.  A further search revealed clear plastic baggies containing suspected methamphetamine residue, one bag containing around 5 ounces of suspected methamphetamine individually bagged, and a zip lock bag containing suspected methamphetamine. Deputies questioned Holder about the evidence they had located and he stated it was all for personal use. Holder had $400 in cash on his person that was seized after he admitted to deputies that he sells methamphetamine daily.  A wrecker was called to tow the vehicle pending possible seizure.  Holder was transported to the DeSoto Parish Detention Center and booked on the following charges:
 

Speeding
Failure to Use a Turn Signal
Driving Under Suspension
Open Container
Possession of Schedule II with Intent to Distribute (Methamphetamine)
Possession of a Legend Drug (4 counts)
Possession of Schedule III
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

 

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Weather Update


 

 

Friday will see sun, a high of 69 degrees, mid day winds at 8-10 mph. However, those will die back to 3-4 by Kick off..... Great football weather.

 

Saturday's Sassafras Festival will start at a cool, 54 degrees, but will warm quickly to a much warmer, Sunny, 78 degrees with very light winds....AND will continue that thru at least Tuesday of next week.

 

 

 

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Nacogdoches Resident Found Dead


 

 

 

On October 24th, 2018 at approximately 7:07 pm Officers with the Nacogdoches Police Department responded to a disturbance at 2807 Pearl St. which is also known as University Club Apts. Officers arrived and located a white male victim that was deceased from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Officers are currently still on scene investigating the incident. A person of interest is in custody. The investigation is ongoing and active at this time.

 

 

 

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Center High School Debate Champion Mark Perkins


 

 

 

 

 

 

Center Broadcasting Company met with Center High School junior Mark Perkins.  Perkins is on the debate team at Center and the first place winner of a recent special invitational debate.  In the interview, he explains the different kinds of debate competitions, as well as his future plans.

 

 

 

Video Interview:

 

 

 

 

 

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Man Arrested For Displaying Harmful Material to a Child & Drug Related Charges


 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Results


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shelby County Commissioners Court met today 10-24-18 at 9:30 a.m. at the active Shelby County Courthouse and took the following actions:

 


They approved and paid weekly expenses.

 

They took action to recognize the Fiscal Year 2018 Fund Cash Balances for Precincts 1,2,3,4 and adjust the Fiscal Year 2019 Budgeted Fund Carryover and adjust the Fiscal Year 2019 Expense Budget for each precinct as needed.


They took action to approve the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Line Item Transfers.


They discussed approving a temporary clerk for Justice of the Peace Pct. 3.  Instead, they will have the Justice of the Peace Pct 1. clerk help out as needed.  

 

They discussed and tabled taking action on a tract of land that was deeded to the County by the Albert Burns Estate on November 2, 2011.  


Lastly, the court adjourned. 

 

 

 

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Today's News 10-24-18


 

 

 

 

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Bond Construction Begins at Center Elementary


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Construction at Center Elementary School has begun following a 30 million dollar bond passed in May. 


The project consists of nearly doubling the available parking and increasing the number of places where students are picked up and dropped off. 

 

For the Flyer with More Information Click Here:


“[Parents] will sometimes wait 30 minutes in line to pick up their kids in the afternoon,” Elementary Principal Shelly Norvell said. “On parent nights, there is no parking, and parents are parking down Roughrider Drive as far as Walmart and walking.”


The project, the first of seven phases of construction across the district, will be finished by Christmas of this year. Covered walkways will be added to the bus loading area and an additional entrance and student pick-up location will be added to the side of the school facing Roughrider Drive.


“Traffic will enter in the same place as we now do. Students will load in front of the school, as we do now; however, we will also load in front of the [new] wing to the left,” Assistant Principal Lana Whitworth said. “As students' names are called, a person will send them to the appropriate station where they will be picked up.”


The pick-up area currently has 5 stations in front of the school.  


“The [new] drive that will extend further around the building will provide several more stations for us to load students,” Whitworth said. “The line will not extend as far into the road as it does now and we will be able to load twice as many students at a time.  All traffic will exit on the left [of the provided blueprint] after their student is loaded.”  


Throughout the construction, parents should expect delays and plan accordingly. 


“It’s going to make things so much better on Roughrider Drive,” CISD Police Chief Pete Low said. “It will get cars off the street.”

 

 

Photo by: Senior Cheyenne Byrnes

 

 

 

 

 

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Paxton Boil Water Notice Lifted


 

ON 10/17/2018, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the Paxton public water system, 2100012 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.   


The public water system 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 and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of 10/23/2018.   


If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact DEREK DIVERDI at 936-332-7683.

 

   

 

 

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VETERAN'S DAY PROGRAM


 

 

 

In a recent interview with Center Broadcasting Company VFW Post 8904, Quartermaster Larry Hume invited the public to attend the upcoming Veteran's Day program.

 

 

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In honor of the 100th Anniversary that ended World War I the public is cordially invited to join Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and Auxiliary at their Veteran’s Day Program in remembrance of those from Shelby County who so honorably served during that time.  The program will be held Sunday, November 11, 2018, 1 p.m. inside the 1885 Shelby County Historic Courthouse, Center, Texas.  You are encouraged to bring children and grandchildren to this historic and once in a lifetime event.

 

More information or questions please contact Post Quartermaster Larry Hume at 598-2976 or email at chief@chiefimaging.com.

 

 

 

 

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Update on Body Found in the Ravine in Center


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports that Robert Thomas, 50, of Tenaha was found deceased by a hunter on October 20, 2018. Thomas was located on the south side of Loop 500. He appeared to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. An autopsy has been ordered. Thomas was reported missing September 18, 2018.

 

 

 

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Evening News 10-22-18


 

 

 

 

 

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5 Drug Arrest in Logansport, LA


 

 

On October 20, 2018, Agents with the Tri-Parish Task Force and DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. Team executed a narcotics search warrant near the 1000 block of Uncas Street in Logansport, LA.  The execution of this search warrant is the result of a six-month investigation into illegal sales of crystal methamphetamine in our parish.  Agents were able to locate several grams of suspected marijuana, baggies used to package and sell crystal methamphetamine, digital scales, and several smoking devices typically used for both marijuana and methamphetamine.  Agents developed information during the search warrant that the resident, Jackie Renea Jackson, along with 4 other individuals were transporting crystal methamphetamine from Texas into the DeSoto Parish area by vehicle.  A patrol deputy was able to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle and take Jackson into custody on the arrest warrants already obtained by agents. Consent was given to search the vehicle which revealed several grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine concealed inside.  Agents have been able to arrest 5 individuals stemming from this investigation and Sheriff Jayson Richardson is optimistic that several more arrest warrants will be obtained related to this ongoing investigation.

 

Jackie Renea Jackson (W/F - DOB: 01/09/1964) was charged with:
3 counts of Distribution of Schedule II (Meth)
Keeping a Disorderly Place
Possession of Schedule II with intent distribute
Possession of Schedule I (Marijuana)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

 

 

 

 

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Drug Arrest in Frierson, LA


 

 

On October 17, 2018, Agents with the Tri-Parish Narcotics Task Force responded to 100 block of Rodeo Drive in Frierson, LA in reference to illegal use of controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile. 

 

Agents were able to make contact with Codi Dayne Hill (W/F - DOB: 04/28/1992) and determined Hill to be the renter of the residence.  Verbal consent was given to do a search of the residence at which time several grams of suspected marijuana was located inside of the residence along with other drug paraphernalia.  Agents also located several grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia on Hills person after agents noticed she was concealing something in her jacket. 

 

The juvenile was released to family and a report was filed with the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.  Hill was arrested and later booked into the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Detention Center.   She was booked on the following charges:

 

Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Schedule II (Meth)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in presence of a person under age of 17

 

 

 

 

 

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Joaquin Man Arrested on Felony Charges Full Story


 

 

A Joaquin man is in the Shelby County Jail on multiple felony charges stemming from a multi-agency, multi-state investigation.

 

Alexander Nathan Barter, 21 of Joaquin is charged with the following:

 

Criminal Attempt Sexual Performance of a Child, Criminal Solicitation, Conspiracy to Commit Capital Murder, Criminal Attempt Capital Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Sexual Assault.


According to information contained in the criminal complaint Homeland Security Investigations Cocoa Beach, Florida Child Exploitation Task Force initiated an undercover online investigation after observing a post believed to have been made by Barter on the “dark web”.

 

The undercover agent began communicating with Barter who expressed his desire  to rape, murder and cannibalize who he believed to be an underage girl. 

 

After Barter and the agent finalized plans to meet and commit the acts, Barter was taken into custody near his home.

 

Barter is currently being held without bond.

 

 

Quote from Stephen Shires, Shelby County District Attorney:

 

“The dark web, and the individuals that operate there, pose a continued and increasing threat to the safety of our children.  Jurisdiction, geography, and distance serve as a minimal, if any, impediment to some very terrible activities.  In this matter, Law Enforcement mounted an effective and integrated (both state/federal and multi-state-Texas/Florida) effort to deal with this situation. Hopefully this will serve as a continued reminder that parents should always be vigilant and aware of what their children are doing on the internet.  I hope it also gives folks some comfort to know that there are also good guys at work-highly trained, highly capable individuals working to protect us.  And rest assured anyone utilizing the dark web will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law by my office.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 10-22-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Football Scores


 

 

 

West Sabine 42

Shelbyville 44

 

 

Harleton 0

Tenaha 50

 


Joaquin 23

Timpson 27

 


Garrison 41

Beckville 35

 


Groveton 20

San Augustine 41

 


Carthage 31

Chapel Hill 10

 

 

Nacogdoches 43

Pine Tree 42

 

 

 

 

 

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Early Voting Information


 

Early voting for the General Election, City Of Center District 2, and Center ISD hours will be as follows:


Monday, Oct 22....7 am - 7 pm
Tuesday - Friday 8:00 - 4:30
Saturday, Oct 27.....10 am - 2 pm
Sunday, Oct 28.... 12 pm - 4 pm
Monday, Oct 29....7 am - 7 pm
Tuesday - Friday, Nov 2....8 - 4:30

 

 

All early voting for Shelby County will take place at the County Clerk's office on the downtown Center city square, next to Citizens Bank.  

 

Sample ballots are available at the County Clerks Office upon request.

 

Click here to see the sample ballots:

 

 

 

 

 

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Weather Update


 

 

Monday - Sunny with a start, but the "get up and go time" will be a very chilly 45 degrees at 7 am, a hi of 65. Light NE winds at 3-4 mph. That means only a very light wind chill to begin the day.

 

Tuesday - Mostly sunny with some passing clouds 54/65.

 

Wednesday - 53/65 with clouds early & late evening light showers. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Phone Scams in Joaquin


 

 

 

The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department would like to make everyone aware of a possible phone scam taking place in our area. It has come to our attention that someone from a 430 area code has been calling citizens in the Joaquin area supposedly asking for donations to the “volunteer fire department”. The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department has never, does not, and will not solicit donations over the phone. We deeply appreciate all of our supporters who so generously donate to our department. We do not want to see anyone tricked into sending their hard earned money to someone who isn’t affiliated with a local organization. If you do not live in the Joaquin area and you receive one of these calls, we encourage you to contact your local volunteer fire department before sending any money to anyone. As far as we know, none of the seven fire departments in Shelby County solicit funds in this manner. Again, we thank you for your support. 

 

 

 

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Body Found In Ravine


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Center, TX – On Friday, October 19, 2018 the body of Robert Odis Thomas, 50 of Tenaha was found in a ravine on loop 500 in Center. Thomas was reported missing around September 10, 2018. Foul play is not suspected, however, an autopsy has been ordered.

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UIL Band Region 21 Marching Contest Results


 

 

Nacogdoches, TX - 10/20/2018  The Region 21 UIL Marching contest was held at Homer Bryce Stadium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University Saturday. Here are the local band results:

 

Center High School - 1st Division

Garrison High School - 1st Division

Joaquin High School - 2nd Division

San Augustine High School - 1st Division

Shelbyville High School - 1st Division

Tenaha High School - 1st Division

Timpson High School - 1st Division

 

For the complete contest, results click here

 

 

Center Band Student Coverage by Blane Agnew 
 

 

 

Tenaha Band Video by Tenaha ISD

 

 

 

 

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Felony Arrest Made In Joaquin


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 20, 2018, Joaquin, TX - Officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety, Homeland Security in cooperation with the Shelby County District Attorney's office have arrested a Joaquin man on multiple felony charges.

 

 

 


Alexander Barter, 21, of Joaquin is currently in the Shelby County Jail on charges of:

 

 

Criminal Attempted Sexual Performance of a Child - Felony 2

Criminal Solicitation - Felony 1

Conspiracy To Commit Capitol Murder - Felony 1

Criminal Attempted Capital Murder - Felony 2

Conspiracy To Commit Aggravated Sexual Assault - Felony 1

 

This is a developing news story. We will have more information as it becomes available.

 

Quote from Stephen Shires, Shelby County District Attorney:

 

 “The dark web, and the individuals that operate there, pose a continued and increasing threat to the safety of our children.  Jurisdiction, geography, and distance serve as a minimal, if any, impediment to some very terrible activities.  In this matter, Law Enforcement mounted an effective and integrated (both state/federal and multi-state-Texas/Florida) effort to deal with this situation. Hopefully this will serve as a continued reminder that parents should always be vigilant and aware of what their children are doing on the internet.  I hope it also gives folks some comfort to know that there are also good guys at work-highly trained, highly capable individuals working to protect us.  And rest assured anyone utilizing the dark web will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law by my office.”

 

 

 

 

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Tenaha City Council Meeting


 


Notice is hereby given that the regular scheduled called meeting of the governing body of the City of Tenaha will be held on Monday October 22, 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
2. Welcome/Prayer/Pledge
3. Roll Call and Establish a quorum.
4. Public Comments (Limited to 3 minutes)
5. Discuss and Consider Approval of Minutes from September 2018 Meeting.  (Action)
6. Discuss and Consider Approval of Financials from September2018 Meeting (Action)
7. Special Recognition of Tenaha Resident Sis. Patsy Watt for Outstanding Community Service (Action).
8. Discuss and Consider Piney Woods Sanitation Garbage Contract (Action)
9. Discuss and Consider Approval of Resolution Authorizing the Award of Professional Service Contract for 2019-2020 Texas CDBG (Action)
10. Discuss and Consider Approval of John R. Hibbard Proposal for Savin MPC3504 ex Multifunction Color Copier (Action)
11. Discuss and Consider the added amendment to the Investment Policy. (Action)
12. Discuss and Consider Karczewski/Bradshaw/Spalding Firm for City Prosecutor (Action)
13. Closed Session per Tex. Gov’t Code sec. 551.074 and 551.071 
14. Return to Open Session with action if needed.
15. Department Comments/Council Comments
16. Adjourn 

 

 

 

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Fall Festival of Hop 5K Results


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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General Shelters 45th Anniversary Celebration Coverage


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 10-18-18 in Center, TX General Shelters held their 45th Anniversary celebration. Inside of the 80,000th building that they have made.  President David Koonce accepted awards on behalf of the company.  After the ceremony Center Broadcasting Company met with Mr. Koonce in his office for a video interview, which is shown below.  

 

 

 

Video Interview:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video Coverage:

 

 

 

 

 

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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 24th day of October, 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 item.

 

3. Take action to recognize the FY 2018 Fund Cash Balances for Precincts 1,2,3,4 and adjust the FY 2019 Budgeted Fund Carryover and adjust the FY 2019 Expense Budget for each precinct as needed.

 

4. Take action to approve the FY2018 Budget Line Item Transfers.

 

5. Discuss and possibly approve a temporary clerk for Justice of the Peace Pct. 3.

 

6. Discuss and possibly take action on a tract of land that was deeded to the County by the Albert Burns Estate on November 2, 2011.  

 

7. Adjourn. 
 

 

 

 

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VFW Post 8904 Women Veterans Memorial 2018


 

 

 

 

 

 

The local VFW Post 8904 and the Auxillary held a wreath-laying ceremony this morning 10-19-18 at 10 a.m. at the Historic Shelby County Courthouse located in Center, TX in honor of our women veterans.  VFW Post Quartermaster Larry Hume lead the event. 

 

 

 

Larry Hume VFW Post Quartermaster

 

 

In his investigation of WWI veterans, he found two women WWI veterans that were from Shelby County.  Following Mr. Hume's speech, the wreath was placed on the veterans memorial, taps was played, and the meeting dismissed. 

 

As is now customary after the meeting the group had their pictures taken by the local media: Center Broadcasting Company, The Light and Champion, and Shelby County Today were all present.  Below is video coverage of the event. 

 

 

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Nacogdoches Street Tree Removal


 

 

Nacogdoches Street will be blocked between the intersections of College and Houston Streets while a tree is being removed this morning 10-19-18.

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 10-19-18


 

 

 

 

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Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Coffee at Hardware


 

             

WE WOULD LIKE TO FORMALLY CELEBRATE Coffee at Hardware on the Square IN SAN AUGUSTINE, TX WITH A RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY Joe Consford WOULD BE HONORED IF YOU WOULD JOIN US! Oct.  23th at 10 A.M. 

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

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General Shelters 45th Anniversary Celebration


 

 

Today 10-18-18 in Center, TX General Shelters held their 45th Anniversary celebration. Inside of the 80,000th building that they have made.

 

 

 

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Center HS Band Director Interview


 

 

Today 10-18-18 Center Broadcasting Company visited Center High School and met with Center High School Band Director Chris Smith. In the interview, he told me about himself and the upcoming Region 21 band competition at SFA University on Saturday 8-20-18. If there are problems due to weather the alternate location will be Carthage.

 

 

Video Interview:

 

 

 

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Joaquin ISD Veteran's Day Invite


 

 

 

 

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Weather Update


 

 

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Today's News 10-18-18


 

 

 

 

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Football Varsity Schedules - Updated


 

 

 


The Logansport Tigers will have a home game vs. the Block Bears on Friday 10-19-18 at 7 p.m.

 


The San Augustine Wolves will have a home game vs. the Groveton Indians on Friday 10-19-18 at 7 p.m.  This game will be covered live on KXXE 92.5 FM

 


The Timpson Bears will have a game vs. the Joaquin Rams at the Center Football Stadium on Friday 10-19-18 at 7:30 p.m. 

 


The Center Roughriders will have a bye this week.

 


The Shelbyville Dragons will have a home game vs. the West Sabine Tigers on Friday 10-19-18 at 7 p.m.  This game will be covered live on KQBB 100.5 FM.

 


The Tenaha Tigers will have a game vs. the Harleton Wildcats at Longview's Lobo Stadium on Friday 10-19-18 at 7:00 p.m.  

 


The Garrison Bulldogs will have an away game vs. the Beckville Bearcats on Friday 10-19-18 at 7:30 p.m.    

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Bass Anglers Compete in TABC State Championship


 

 

Over the weekend the SCBA sent two teams over to Lake Sam Rayburn to fish the TABC State Championship. Team-1 won for the fourth year in a row. Anglers were, Jason Wells, Ricky Sims, David Koonce, Darren Wiggins, Bradley Odom, Levi Willoughby, Zac Clark and Josh Sowell. Darren Wiggins also had big bass on the second day. Team-2 had a great weekend as well and came in 3rd place. Bobby Addison, Bubby Sanderson, Selvin Cartwright, Tommy Land, Gary Mcdonald, Clarence Demby, Stephen Burgay and Chandler Burgay. Congratulations to all of our anglers!

 

 

 

 

 

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Football Location Change


 

 

The Joaquin Rams vs. Timpson Bears football game will be played in Center Friday night, October 19, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.  The game has been moved due to Timpson's current field conditions.  

This should also allow both bands to perform at halftime to prepare for the marching contest the next day. 

 

Please spread the word and support your local teams!

 

 

 

 

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Boil Water Notice Lifted N.E.W Water Supply


 

 

 

 

 

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Jury Cancellation


 

 

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Paxton Water Supply Boil Water Notice


 

 

Due to a water outage, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the Paxton  public water system ID# 2100012 to notify  customers on County RD 3717, County RD 430, & 432 that were without water on 10/16 to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., 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 rescinded 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 this 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 DEREK DIVERDI at 936-332-7683 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Results


 

 

 

The Shelby County Commissioners' Court met this morning at 10-17-18 at the active Shelby County Courthouse and took the following actions. 

 

 

1. They approved and paid the weekly expenses.

 

2. They approved and paid the current payroll.

 

3.  No public comments when given on agenda items.

 

4. They approved the proclamation declaring November as “Home Care and Hospice Month”

 

5. They discussed and took action on repairs to the building on the AgriLife Campus that was damaged by a fallen tree.

 

6. The Court Adjourned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Flooded Road Report


 


Shelby County flooded road report according to the Shelby County Commissioners'.


CR 3737 is flooded

 

CR 3267 is flooded through the Flat Fork creek bottom

 

 

 

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TxDOT Update


 

 

 

As of 6:30 am this morning, all roads are open in the Lufkin District except for FM 1280 at Little White Rock and Gayle Creek in Trinity County. We will continue to monitor problematic areas throughout the week with the possibility of continued rain and rising rivers.

 

FYI - There were a total of 141 roadway sections in Texas affected by high water in the TxDOT Districts of Paris, Wichita Falls, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Lubbock, Abilene, Austin, Waco, Brownwood, Lufkin, San Antonio, Bryan, San Angelo, Odessa, Corpus Christi and Laredo. Eighty-eight of those roadway sections are still closed this morning. This information is accessible to the public at drivetexas.org. This is a living website that changes throughout the day, especially during weather events or roadway emergencies.

 

I will keep you updated as things progress through the rest of the week and into the weekend if we have any further local issues. Thank you all for your support of our effort to keep the driving public safe and provide a reliable transportation system to Texas.

 

 

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Today's News 10-17-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Beef Forage Seminar


 

 

 

 

 

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Local Rain Totals


 

 

San Augustine County:

 

NORTH


Norman Neel - KTXSANAU10 - Far NW area   5.90 inches
Goeff Reeder - KTXSANAU9 - About a mile South of Norman   6.09 inches
                       

CENTRAL
Kelly Camp - KTXSANAU12 - Ayish Bayou North of San Augustine    2.80 inches
Tom Johnson - KTXSANAU6 - About 1 mile East of downtown San Augustine across from the DETE Co-op   2.21 inches
Swanson Hill - KTXGOOD2 - North of Hwy 103 in the Goodwin Community   5.15 inches
                       

SOUTH
Lake Sam Rayburn - KTXBROAD2 - mid lake East side of Sam Rayburn   2.9 inches
   

                   

Shelby County:
Center  KTXCENTE16   9.01 inches                   
                               

Angelina County: 
Etoile  KTXETIOL2   3.18 inches

 

 

 

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Larry Hume Gives Special WWI Presentation


 

 

Mr. Larry Hume Post Quartermaster with the local VFW Post 8904 attended the Shelby County Historical Society meeting and gave a special presentation about World War I today 10-16-18 at the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street in Center, TX. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, Mr. Hume collected the stories of many different Shelby County Veterans that served in WWI both their time in the service and what unfolded in their lives after leaving the military. He shared with the group several different stories and not only men served in the military in WWI but so did many women also.

 

 

 

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Timpson City Council Meeting


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a WORKSHOP will be held immediately preceding the regular meeting of the governing body of the above named City. The workshop will begin at 4:00pm and will end promptly at 5:15pm on the 16th day of October, 2018. All City Employees and Council

Members will need to be in attendance.  This meeting is to discuss how to proceed with employee evaluations, assessments and accountability issues. 

 

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the governing body of the above named City will be held on the 16th day of October, 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:  

 

 

For the agenda click here:

 

 

 

 

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TxDOT Update


 

UPDATE: These roads are now OPEN while others remain closed in Houston County and Angelina County.  Check drivetexas.org for current driving conditions statewide.

 

 

 

San Augustine County
FM 1277

 


Angelina County
FM 324, FM 1669, FM 58 and FM 841

 


Trinity County
FM 2262, FM 357, FM 2501.

 

 

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Texas Man Killed in DeSoto Parish Crash


 

 

 

DeSoto Parish – Just before 8:00 p.m. on 10-15-18, Louisiana State Police Troop G responded to a two-vehicle crash on US 84 east of LA 763 that claimed the life of a Texas man. 

 

The preliminary investigation revealed a 2007 Ford Focus driven by 55-year-old David Franklin Bigger of Joaquin, Texas was stopped on the shoulder of US 84 facing east. 

 

For reasons still under investigation, the Focus attempted to make a left turn from the shoulder directly into the path of an eastbound 2019 Volvo 18-wheeler driven by 31-year-old Jerome Christopher of Mansfield, Louisiana.  The 18-wheeler struck the Focus in the driver’s door. 

 

Bigger was transported to DeSoto Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead due to the severity of his injuries.  A 20-year-old passenger, Mallory Arbuckle of Logansport was transported to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport with serious injuries.  A second passenger, 30-year-old Brittany Barber of Center, Texas received minor injuries.  Christopher received minor injuries.

All occupants were properly restrained at the time of the crash.  Toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis.    This crash remains under investigation.

 

Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that avoiding all distractions, obeying the posted speed limit, avoiding fatigued driving, and being properly restrained can often mean the difference between life and death.

 

In 2018, Troop G has investigated 13 fatal crashes resulting in 13 deaths.

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Road Closures


 

 

The County Commissioners want to warn the public of these road hazards:

 

 

The Sheriff's office has reported flooding on CR 1006

 

CR 1049 has several spots with water over the road

 

CR 3047 (old Jones road) closed at the half way point with a culvert failure

 

CR 3047 just off CR 3012 is flooded on both sides of the bridge

 

FM 414 has water over the road 1 mile down the road off of Hwy 87

 

 

more closures may be announced through out the day

 

 

 

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TxDOT Road Closure Update


 

 

Crews continue to monitor roadways throughout the nine-county Lufkin District. We continue to encourage motorists to know before they go and check drivetexas.org for current conditions and road closures and never drive through flooded roadways or around barricades.

Roads closed or flooded as of 9 am include:

 

 

SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY

FM 1277 at Venado Creek

 

 

 

ANGELINA COUNTY

FM 1669, just south of SH 103 East

FM 2497

FM 1818

FM 58, near FM 1818

 

 

TRINITY COUNTY

FM 2501, north of Apple Springs

FM 357 at Alabama Creek

FM 2262 at Alabama Creek

FM 357 at Cribb Creek

FM 1280 at White Rock Creek

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shooting Straight Taxidermy Ribbon Cutting Postponed


 

We just wanted to let everyone know that the Ribbon Cutting that was scheduled today for Shootin’ Straight Taxidermy is postponed.

 

The heavy rain we are receiving has made Sardis bridge almost impassable. The owners have made the decision to reschedule for a later date.

 

We will let you all know when that will be as soon as we know.

 

Everyone be safe while out on the wet roads!

 

 

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Today's News 10-16-18


 

 

 

 

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Weather Update


 

 

 

 

 

 

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A LA CARTE FOODS PROPERTIES, LLC RECALL


 

 

 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2018 – A La Carte Foods Properties, LLC, a Belle Rose, La. establishment, is recalling approximately 30,438 pounds of meat and poultry products that contain meat produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

 

The ready-to-eat frozen meat and poultry sausage items were produced on various dates from Jan. 3, 2017 through Oct. 2, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:

        

12-lb. ready-to-eat frozen packages containing “PONCHATOULAS JAMBALYA RICE with CHICKEN THIGH MEAT AND SMOKED SAUSAGE,” and “Item Number 208304,” and Batch # 25518, 26818, and 27518.
 

12-lb. ready-to-eat frozen packages containing “A PRODUCT OF CRAZY CAJUN LOUISIANA CHICKEN THIGH MEAT & SMOKED SAUSAGE GUMBO,” and “Item Number 591000,” and Batch # 25518 and 26118.
 

12-lb. ready-to-eat frozen packages containing “Phil’s OYSTER BAR & SEAFOOD RESTAURANT CREOLE STYLE CHICKEN THIGH MEAT & SMOKED SAUSAGE GUMBO,” and “Item Number 494103,” and Batch # 01018, 03718, 13518, 23318, 33217, 35517, 36117.
 

12-lb. ready-to-eat frozen packages containing “STEAMBOAT BILLS CHICKEN & SMOKED SAUSAGE GUMBO,” and “Item Number 493007,” and Batch # 00317.
 

12-lb. ready-to-eat frozen packages containing “STEAMBOAT BILLS RED BEANS with SMOKED SAUSAGE,” and “Item Number 493021,” and Batch # 00317.
 

12-lb. ready-to-eat frozen packages containing “SOUTHERN SPOON FOODS CHICKEN THIGH MEAT, SMOKED SAUSAGE, & ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE GUMBO,” and “Item Number 49200,” and Batch # 01618, 02418, 05118, 12217, 12917, 13017, 14317, 16417, 17817, 21317, 24117, 25517, 28317, 29117, 30517, 31217, 32517, 33217, 34017, and 34717.
 

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 13375” or “P-13375” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to restaurant locations in Louisiana and Texas.

                                 

The problem was discovered when A La Carte Foods Properties, LLC personnel notified FSIS on Oct. 11, 2018 that they used meat products from a source that was not federally-inspected to formulate their federally inspected ready-to-eat products.

 

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.  

 

FSIS is concerned that some product is in restaurants’ freezers. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

 

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

 

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Chris Landry, Owner, A La Carte Foods Properties, LLC at (985) 369-2677.

 

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

 

 

 

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Boil Water Notice Lifted


 

 

 

 

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Today's News 10-15-18


 

 

 

 

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Monday Weather Update


 

 

 

 

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Aggravated Assault on Pearl Street in Nacogdoches


 

 

On the 13th of October 2018 at approx. 10:38 AM Officers with the Nacogdoches Police Department responded to a reported stabbing at 2209 Pearl Street. 

 

Officers arrived and found a victim with a stab wound outside of the residence.  Officers were able to secure the scene quickly and arrested Milanikii Ybarra for Aggravated Assault. The victim was transported to Memorial Hospital by ambulance. 

 

Ybarra and the victim were in a verbal argument when she produced a knife and stabbed him in the stomach.  The victim identified as 25-year-old Donte Deandre Broussard of Nacogdoches died last night at Memorial Hospital due to the wounds he received from being stabbed.

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday Night Scoreboard


Local Varsity Football Games October 12, 2018

 

Center 55, Tarkington 20

Shelbyville 34, Deweyville 26

Joaquin 35, Linden Kildare 28

Timpson 18, Garrison 41

San Augustine 51, Hull Daisetta 14
 

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Missing Person


 

 

 

 

 

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Robert Odis Thomas, 50, of Tenaha. Thomas was last seen September 17, 2018 at a residence off County Road 4360 in Tenaha. He reportedly left the residence in an unknown direction of travel.

 

Thomas is described as a white male, 5’11” tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds. He has blonde hair and green eyes. He has a skull and crossbones tattoo on his left forearm.

 

If you have any information on his whereabouts, you are asked to contact Investigator Adam Renfro with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at 936-598-5601.

 

 

 

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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 17th day of October, 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 items.

 

4. Proclamation declaring November as “Home Care and Hospice Month”

 

5. Discuss and possibly take action on repairs to the building on the AgriLife Campus that was damaged by a fallen tree.

 

6. Adjourn.

 

 

 

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Joaquin City Meetings


 

 

 

Joaquin Economic Development Corporation Meeting


The Joaquin Economic Development Corporation will meet in regular session Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Joaquin City Office located at 124 N. Preston, Joaquin, Texas.
          

ORDER OF BUSINESS


1.Call to order, establish quorum & welcome guest  
2.Board approval of the previous month’s minutes.
3.Board discussion & approval on purchase of Kubota Mulch Head Cutter and Trimmer.
4.Board discussion & approval of purchase of 2018 Public Safety/Economic Development Calendars.
5.Board approval of bills paid and to be paid.
6.Review of financial standing of JED Corporation.
7.Adjourn.

 

 

 


Joaquin Public Safety Corporation Meeting 

 

The Joaquin Public Safety Corporation will meet in regular session Tuesday, October 16, 2018
at 5:30 p.m. at the Joaquin City Office located at 124 N. Preston, Joaquin, Texas.


ORDER OF BUSINESS


1.Call to order, establish quorum & welcome guest  
2.Board approval of the previous month’s minutes.
3.Board discussion & approval of purchase of New Tires for JVFD.
4.Board discussion & approval of purchase of 2018 Public Safety/Economic Development Calendars.
5.Board approval of bills paid and to be paid.
6.Review of financial standing of JPSD Corporation.
7.Adjourn.

 

 

 


Joaquin City Council Meeting 

 

The City Council of Joaquin will meet in regular session Tuesday, October 16, 2018
6:00 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.Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance.
3.Open Forum.
4.Council approval of the previous month’s minutes.
5.Monthly Reports:
a.City Secretary- Administrative updates.
b.Utility Billing Manager Report -- Monthly receipts.
c.Public Works Manager-Update – Departmental Updates
d.Water Department-Update—Ongoing Water Projects
e.Economic Development  Corp. Quarterly Report.
f.Public Safety Development Corp. Quarterly Report.
g.Events Committee Quarterly Report
6.Council approval on Payment of Bills.
7.Discussion & Council Action on approval of Inter-local agreement between City of Joaquin and Shelby County vis-à-vis fuel cost assistance Pct. 3 Deputy Constable.
8.Discussion & Council Action for Project Approval & Initiation of Bidding Process for Water Plant and Well #1 Generators. 
9.Discussion & Council Action on adoption of 2018-19 official paper of the City of Joaquin.
10.Discussion & Council  Action to award an engineering firm for the 2019-2020 TxCDBG program,
11.Discussion & Council Action on approval for Hotel/ Motel Funds for tourism signage.
12.Council will hold a closed Executive Session Meeting-Personnel Matters (551.074).
a.Administrative Employee – Compensation review.
b.WWTP Employee- Performance & Compensation review
c.Public Works Position-Evaluation & Consideration on Job Posting for Public Works position.
13.Council reconvenes & possible action on matters discussed in executive session.
14.Adjournment.

 

IF during the course of the of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda should be held   in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in executive or closed session, in accordance With the Texas Open Meetings Act, Governmental Code Section 551 and Texas Revised Civil Statutes.

 

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TxDOT Update - LOWER SPEED LIMIT TO BE SET THROUGH WORK ZONE


 

 

Work schedules and updates for Oct. 15-19

 

LUFKIN – Motorists traveling US 69 South between Huntington and Zavalla in Angelina County will see lower speed limit signs placed next week indicating new work zone speed limits.

From Huntington to near Zavalla, the speed limit will be reduced from 70 mph to 60 mph through the work zone. In Zavalla, the speed limit will drop from 55 mph to 45 mph through the work zone. This $59.7 million project is designed to widen the roadway from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway from FM 844 to FM 1270, south of the city of Zavalla. The project is scheduled for completion in August, 2022.

 

“We want motorists to slow down in all of our work zones for obvious safety reasons,” said Rhonda Oaks, Lufkin District public information officer. “This is a big construction project with lots of truck traffic and we want the public to be aware and prepare to slow down. The lower speed limits will be enforceable as soon as the signs are placed.”

 

For information about construction projects and road closures statewide, visit drivetexas.org. Local schedules are subject to change in inclement weather. Work schedules in the Lufkin District for Oct. 15-19 include:

 

 

SHELBY COUNTY

US 96: Placement of hot mix asphalt is scheduled from US 84 to SH 87. This is a slow-moving work zone with flaggers and alternating lane closures.

 

SH 87: Crews are scheduled to place sod through the work zone on this project to upgrade metal beam guard fence and safety treat fixed objects from SH 7 to SH 147 and in Sabine County from the San Augustine County line to FM 1.

 

CR 4789: Crews are working to set flex base for the bridge replacement at the tributary of Blackwater Creek.

 

 

SABINE COUNTY

US 96:  Crews are scheduled to repair base in various locations.

 

 

SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY

SH 21: Crews are scheduled to complete the striping and apply vegetation at Venado Creek and Perkins Creek where bridges and approaches have been replaced.

 

SH 21: Work is scheduled to place vegetation at this bridge replacement project at Niciper Creek.

SH 103: Crews are scheduled to mill and inlay the roadway from FM 1992 to FM 705. Motorists should expect delays through the area.

 

FM 711: Crews are scheduled to prime the roadway and driveways on this project designed to reconstruct and widen the surface from the Shelby County line to US 96.

 

 

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY

SH 21: Work will continue to upgrade metal guardrail and safety treat fixed objects from SH 7 to the San Augustine County line and in Sabine County from the San Augustine County line to FM 3448. Motorists should expect daily lane closures.

 

FM 95: Crews will continue to place riprap at Terrapin Creek on this project designed to replace the bridge and approaches.

 

FM 226: Crews are scheduled to place sod on this project designed to upgrade metal beam guard fence and safety treat fixed objects from SH 21 to the end of pavement.

FM 1638: Work will continue to safety treat fixed objects from FM 698 to US 59/SL 224. Daily lane closures expected.

 

 

ANGELINA COUNTY

US 69 South: Crews will continue dirt work for the northbound main lanes on the north end of the project near FM 844. Drainage structures will continue to be installed and drill shafts placed for the wetland bridges. Dirt work in Zavalla will also continue for the overpass. Lower work zone speed limit signs will be placed through the project. Motorists should stay alert to truck traffic entering and exiting the roadway.

 

US 69 South: Crews will be repairing road base in various locations between Lufkin and Huntington.

 

US 59 South: Crews will be milling the southbound lanes and shoulders as night work continues on this project designed to resurface the roadway. Motorists should remain alert to the reduced speed limit through the work zone from Whitehouse Drive to FM 2497.

FM 324: Work is scheduled to continue installing safety end treatments at driveways on this project designed to improve guardrail to design standards and safety treat fixed objects from just south of SH 94 to US 59. Daily lane closures expected.

 

FM 841: Crews are waiting for the prime surface to cure at this bridge replacement project at Biloxi Creek. The roadway remains closed until project completion.

FM 842: Crews are scheduled to repair pavement edges, patch potholes and apply herbicide in various locations.

 

Robinson Road: Crews are working to drill foundation shafts for the new bridge over Gilliland Creek. Motorists should follow the detour around the bridge closure.

 

 

POLK COUNTY

FM 350 North: Crews are working to improve guardrail to design standards and safety treat fixed objects and are scheduled to continue work on culvert headwalls. In San Jacinto County, FM 1725 from SH 150 to the Liberty County line, work is scheduled to place safety end treatments. Motorists should prepare for lane closures.

 

FM 3277:  Crews are scheduled to straighten and replace signs and repair potholes in various locations.

 

CR/Holly Grove at Menard Creek: Crews are expected to complete the bridge slab by the end of the week on this bridge replacement project.

 

 

SAN JACINTO COUNTY

US 59: Crews will continue to upgrade guardrail to design standards and in various locations.

FM 224: Crews will begin work to improve guardrail to design standards from SH 156 North to SH 156 South.

 

FM 946 North: Crews are scheduled to level the roadway and spot seal in various locations.

Various locations: Work is scheduled to remove debris, repair signs, potholes and mailboxes.

Various locations: Crews are scheduled to begin repairs on guardrail, bridges and culverts. Motorists should expect lane closures through the work zones.

 

 

TRINITY COUNTY

FM 2262: Crews will work on intersection tie-ins, driveways and metal beam guard fence throughout this project designed to reconstruct and widen pavement from FM 357 to SH 94.

 

FM 355: Crews are scheduled to level up the pavement and repair edges in various locations.

 

 

HOUSTON COUNTY

US 287 South: Edge work repair is scheduled in various locations.

SH 21 East: Crews will be repairing edges in various locations.

 

SH 21  West: Crews are priming the base coat on this project designed to reconstruct pavement and add passing lanes from 2.32 miles east of FM 296 to SH 7.

 

SH 19: Crews are scheduled to work on cross culverts and continue safety treating fixed objects through this project designed to upgrade guardrail to design standards and safety treat fixed objects from 1.6 miles north of FM 231 to the Trinity County line.

 

FM 232: Work is scheduled to level up, repair base and edges in various locations.

FM 227: Work is scheduled to repair slopes, ditches and wash-outs from recent rains on this project designed to safety treat fixed objects from SH 21 to SH 7.

 

FM 2967: Contractors are scheduled to work on driveways and ditches on this project designed to reconstruct and widen pavement from FM 132 to SH 21. A pilot car is in use with one lane of traffic.

 

CR 2245: Work is planned to backfill the approaches and build the approaches on this project designed to replace the bridge and approaches at Big Elkhart Creek. The road is closed to through traffic.

 

For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395.

 

 

 

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Murder Suspect Arrested


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheriff Jayson Richardson wanted to make the public aware of an arrest of a murder suspect following a welfare concern.  DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call, on, October 11, 2018, at about 12:10 p.m. requesting a welfare check in the 2000 block of Highway 191 in Logansport, LA. 

 

Deputies were dispatched and upon arrival located a female victim with a suspected gunshot wound.  The scene was secured by patrol deputies and detectives were dispatched to collect evidence and process the scene. 

 

The female victim was tentatively identified as Rosemary Foley (Age: 65).  Detectives were able to form leads and identify Clardis E. Galloway Jr. (W/M –DOB: 03/07/1999) as a suspect in the murder.  Galloway was taken into custody without incident.  This case is actively being investigated and further details may be released at a later date.

 

 

 

 

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Agriculture in East Texas: Red Gate Farm


 

This time on Agriculture in East Texas we visited the Red Gate Farm and met with Mr. Tom Bellmyer, who gave us a tour of the farm.  Agriculture in East Texas is brought to you by Shelby Savings Bank.  For more episodes click here. 

 

 

 

Red Gate Farm

 

 

 

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Flat Fork Water Supply Boil Water Notice


 


There is a boil water notice in effect for Flat Fork Water Supply.

 

 

 

 

 

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Early Voting Information & Polling Locations


 

 


Early Voting Dates:

 

 

Early voting will be held at the Shelby County Clerks Office located on the downtown Center City square.

 

 

October 22-     7 am - 7 pm

 

October 23-26 8 am - 4:30 pm

 

October 27      10 am-2 pm

 

October 28      12 pm - 4 pm

 

October 29      7 am - 7pm

 

October 30-Nov 2  8am-4:30 pm

 

 

For a Full List of Polling Locations Click Here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vintage Junkie/Java Junkie Ribbon Cutting


 

 

 

Vintage Junkie/Java Junkie held their official ribbon cutting ceremony today 10-11-18 at 11 a.m.

 

 

Interview with Owner:

 

 

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General Shelters - Celebration on October 18th


 

 

The Public is invited to join the staff at General Shelters and the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Ambassadors at a Celebration on Thursday, October 18th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

It will be a special day at General Shelters of Texas.  General Shelters of Texas will be celebrating 45 Years in Business. Today General Shelters has 100 employees.  Two of these employees will be recognized for having worked with the company since the beginning.  These dedicated employees are David Eubanks and Shorty Aguilar.  In addition to celebrating 45 Years in Business and honoring two longtime employees, General Shelters will be celebrating having built the 80,000 building.

 

General Shelters has been a generous community partner since day one.  Join the Celebration on October 18th.

 

 

 

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Today's News 10-11-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Jury Cancellation


 

 

 

 

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WOMEN IN SERVICE OBSERVANCE


 

 

 

Women in the military have a history that extends over 400 years into the past throughout a large number of cultures and nations.  World Wars I and II saw over 362,000 American women serving during war time.  As of July 2016 women made up 14.6% of the US military and their role has changed significantly over the years from clerical duties to ground combat soldiers to fighter pilots. 

 

Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will honor the service and sacrifice of all women veterans at the Veterans Memorial, 1885 Historic Courthouse on Friday, October 19th at 10:00 a.m. 

 

In observance of the 100th Anniversary that ended World War I, this year’s honorees will be two women from Shelby County who served a century ago; Elizabeth Davis Holmes, Army Nurse and Florence Daniel Shepherd, US Navy Yoeman.  As always, the public is invited to attend and honor those who served.

 

Questions or more information contact Post Quartermaster Larry Hume at 598-2976 or email chief@chiefimaging.com. 

 

 

 

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Football Varsity Schedules


 

 

 


The Tenaha Tigers will have a bye this week.


The Timpson Bears will have an away game vs. the Garrison Bulldogs this Friday 10-12-18 at 7:30 p.m. 


The Center Roughriders will have an away game vs. the Tarkington Longhorn this Friday 10-12-18 at 7:30 p.m.  That game will be covered live on KDET 930 AM.


The Shelbyville Dragons will have a home game vs. the Deweyville Pirates this Friday 10-12-18 at 7:00 p.m.  This game will be covered live on KQBB 100.5 FM.


The Joaquin Rams will have a home game vs. the Linden Kildare Tigers this Friday 10-12-18 at 7:30 p.m. 


The San Augustine Wolves will have an away game vs. the Hull-Daisetta Bobcats this Friday 10-12-18 at 7:00 p.m.  That game will be covered live on KXXE 92.5 FM.  

 


 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Results


 

 


The Shelby County Commissioners held their regular meeting this morning 10-10-18 at 9:30 a.m. at the active Shelby County Courthouse.  

 

They took the following actions:

 

1. They approved the minutes of the September 5, 2018, Special meeting, September 12, 2018, Regular meeting, September 12, 2018, Public Hearing, September 19, 2018, Special meeting, September 19, 2018, Public Hearing, September 26, 2018, Special meeting.

 

2. They approved and paid weekly expenses.

 

3. They approved the officer's report.

 

4. No public comments were taken on agenda items.

 

5. They recorded the FY2018 Shelby County Jail Commissary expenditure audit per Local Government Code 351.0415(d.)

 

6. They discussed and tabled taking action on repairs to the building on the AgriLife Campus that was damaged by a fallen tree.

 

7. They discussed and approved the Interlocal Agreement with the City of Joaquin for a stipend to support the expenses of the Reserve Deputy Constable, Precinct 3.

 

8. They discussed and approved the equalization of the supplemental compensation for the 123rd Judicial District and the 273rd Judicial District Judges.

 

9. They discussed and appointed Jackie Kirkwood to fill the vacancy in the office of Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4 for the remainder of the current term.  

 

10. They discussed and adopted the resolution to designate authorized signators for the 2018 Texas CDBG program contract 7218440.

 

11. They discussed and approved a resolution adopting required CDBG Civil Rights policies.

 

12.  Proclaimed April as Fair Housing Month: This proclamation will help to fulfill Fair Housing activity obligations as required by the grant.

 

13.  Lastly, they adjourned.

 

 

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Political Rallies


 

 

 

 

On Sat. October 13 the James Antioch Community will have a Chili meal while they have a Political Rally.  We will be serving Chili or Chili Dog or Frito Pie along with cookies and soft drink for $5:00 starting at 3:30 pm up until 8:30.  Candidates for political offices will be speaking along with an auction of pies and cakes and a quilt.  Introduction of candidates will be at 6:30.

 

 

The Shelby County Democratic Rally will be held at the Community House on San Augustine Street on Tuesday, October 16th at 6 p.m.  The rally will include good fellowship, good food, and plans for the midterm elections.  Adults only.

 

 

 

 

 

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Shooting Straight Taxidermy Ribbon Cutting


 

 

A new member Ribbon Cutting will be held for Shootin’ Straight Taxidermy will be held on October 16th at 11:00am.  

 

Owners Shelly and Derek Brixey, along with the Chamber Ambassadors, invite you to join them on the 16th.  They are located at 536 CR 3505 which is right off 87 South and CR 414.

 

Hunting season is here so make sure you visit Shelly and Derek.  They will do shoulder mounts, full mounts, rugs and more.  They  offer professional service, great quality and reasonable prices.  You can trust them to do an outstanding job.

 

Mark your calendar and join the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors in congratulating Michelle and Derek on their venture.

 

For more information, contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 598-3682 or email info@shelbycounty.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 10-10-18


 

 

 

 

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Broiler Sale Results


 

 

The 2018 East Texas Poultry Festival Broiler Sale was an all-time record sell bringing over $157,500 with the grand champion pen of broilers selling for $10,000.00.

 

Seventy-five Shelby County 4-H and FFA youth exhibited at this year's show, with 46 pens of broilers making the sale.  We would like to give special thanks to the Judge Jacob Coppage for taking the time to come judge the show.  Mr. Coppage spoke to several of the exhibitors and gave them several tips of how to grow an outstanding Broiler.

 

The Results of the show are as follows:

 

Addison Lloyd of Shelby County 4-H sold her grand champion pen of broilers to Border’s Poultry Supply for $10,000.00. 

 

Trista Britt of Center FFA won reserve champion honors with her pen of broilers, which sold to Farmer’s State Bank for $8,500.

 

Other Shelby County 4-H and FFA members selling their pens and buyers were:

 

 

3.  Wade Collard, Center FFA; East Texas Poultry and Ace Hardware of East Texas; $3,500.00 

   

4.  Hannah Wages, Center FFA; Tyson-Carthage; $2,500.00

 

5.  Julie Bird, Center FFA; Shelby Savings Bank, General Shelters and Hunter Building; $3,000.00 

 

6. Abi Hooper, Joaquin FFA; Link Charolais, and Odessa Link Farms; $2,500.00

 

7.  Kenley Ramos, Center FFA; T&R Terminals; $4,000.00 

 

8.  Cale Cornelius, Timpson FFA; Spartan structures and High Rollers; $4,000.00

   

9.  Chance Shuemaker, Joaquin FFA; Pilgrim’s Pride; $2,300.00

 

10.  Hagan Craig, Center FFA; High Rollers; $4,100.00

 

11. Mason Perry, Center FFA; Sandhill Wrecker, $4,000.00

 

12. Sayre Hall, Center FFA; Wiggins Farms and Elite Hair Design; $2,500.00

 

13. Logan Holloway, Center FFA; McAdams Propane; $3,750.00

 

14. Holli Hamilton, Joaquin FFA; Shelby County Farm Bureau; $2,500.00

 

15. David Barton, Jr., Shelby County 4-H; Pilgrim’s Pride; $2,600.00

 

16. Collin Lloyd, Shelby County 4-H; Sandhill Wrecker; $2,750.00

 

17. Maddox Hutchins, Joaquin FFA; Shelby Savings Bank, General Shelters and Hunter Buildings; $2,200.00

 

18. Guner Youngblood, Shelby County 4-H; Bird/Crawford Forestry; $3,000.00

 

19. Jase Bird, Center FFA; Texas State Bank; $3,700.00

 

20. Maddie Russell, Center FFA; Raymond Construction, Spartan Structures and East Texas Surveying and Mapping; $2,800.00

 

21. Grant Gregory, Center FFA; Wiggins Whitetails; $2,400.00

 

22. Lance Holloway, Center FFA; Sandhill Wrecker; $6,500.00

 

23. Gracie Boyd, Shelby County 4-H; Bird/Crawford Forestry; $2,500.00

 

24. Autumn Webb, Joaquin FFA; K&L Contractors, JML Management, ULTRA, Klein Cattle, Chubby Chicks; $2,200.00

 

25.    Rylan Barbee, Shelby County 4-H; 96 Equipment Inc. and Center Welding; $2,500.00

  

26.    Josiah Menefee, Shelby County 4-H; Tyson-Carthage; $3,500.00 

 

27.    Dylan Lout, Shelby County 4-H; Despino Tire; $3,250.00 

 

28.  Evan O’Rear, Shelby County 4-H; Double “O” Operating, Trails Inn Grocery, and MKO Trucking; $3,500.00

 

29.  Wesley Wages, Center FFA; East Texas Poultry and Ace Hardware of East Texas; $2,900.00

 

30. Ezekiel Richey, Shelby County 4-H; Wiggins Farms and Elite Hair Design; $2,500.00

 

31. Ryker Tomlin, Shelby County 4-H; High Rollers; $4,500.00

 

32. Emilee Elliott, Center FFA; Hawkeye Hunting Club; $3,500.00

 

33. Brayden Britt, Deep East Texas Electric Co-op.; $2,200.00

 

34.  Camille Greer, Shelby County 4-H; Spartan Structures and Venado Creek; $3,000.00

 

35.  Alexis Clouse, Joaquin FFA; McAdams Propane; $2,400.00

 

36.  Mason Hughes, Joaquin FFA; Bird/Crawford Forestry; $2,500.00

 

37.  Madison Hicks, Tenaha FFA; Sandhill Wrecker; $2,600.00

 

38.  Laura Ann Scull, Shelby County 4-H; Bird/Crawford Forestry and Windham Family  

         Dental; $3,700.00

 

39.  Autum Andrusick, Center FFA; Shelby Savings Bank, General Shelters and Hunter   

         Buildings; $2,750.00

 

40.  Eli Bush, Shelby County 4-H; 4 “B” Trucking and the late Ron Hairgrove Foundation;     

         $3,200.00

 

41.  Carson Crouch, Shelby County 4-H; Rydaco Investments; $4,500.00

 

42.  Anna Holland, Tenaha FFA; Heritage Land Bank; $2,750.00

 

43.  Aspen Pritchett, Joaquin FFA; Tyson-Carthage; $3,500.00

 

44.  Zoie Eberenz, Center FFA; Deep East Texas Electric Co-op., R&D Distributing, and Fish      

         & Still Equipment; $3,000.00

 

45.  Camryn Crouch, Shelby County 4-H; Tyson-Center; $4,250.00

 

46.  Carter Bell, Shelby County 4-H; $3,250.00; Center Motor Company, Ray Jones   

         Chevrolet, and Center ATV

 

Logan Holloway, a senior at Center High School, will be awarded a $500 scholarship from Shelby Savings Bank for being the highest placing senior with his pen of broilers and Center’s awards ceremony.  

 

Thanks go to Boles Feed for the purchase of the wing band and the wing-banding for the broilers.  

 

Shelby Savings Bank, General Shelters, and Hunter Buildings added $50.00 per pen.  First Financial Bank also added $50.00 per pen.

 

Bird/Crawford Forestry then brought every pen that was under $2,500.00 up to $2,500.00

 

 

 

Also contributing to the sale were: Tyson-Carthage, Shelby Savings Bank, Boles Feed, McAdams Propane, Farmers State Bank, Sabine State Bank, Bird/Crawford Forestry, Pilgrim’s Pride, Borders Poultry Supply, Deep East Texas Electric Co-op., Ace Hardware of East Texas, East Texas Poultry, Shelby County Farm Bureau, Rydaco, 4-C Electric, First Financial Bank, 4-L Logging, Austin Bank-Timpson, Texas State Bank, East Texas Surveying & Mapping, Judge Allison Harbison, Tyson-Center, Hawkeye Hunting Club, Hunter Buildings, Michael/Jessica Kay, General Shelters, Silva-Tech, Action Credit, Heritage Land Bank, Payne’s Community News, Center Welding, Lease Operating Services, Link Charolais, Odessa Link Farms, R&D Distributing, Fish & Still Equipment Double “O” Operating, Shelby Veterinary Associates, Trails End Grocery, Citizens Bank, Center Tire Company, David & Renea Sanders, Payne’s Rentals, 96 Equipment Inc. Buddy & Paula Kay, Keith Oswalt Logging, Elite Hair Design, Wiggins Farms, Mettauer Law Firm, Few Ready Mix, Wheeler Law Office, Smith Sawmill Services, Dairy Queen, Bounds Insurance, Light & Champion Newspaper, Fairchild Law Office, Ihlo Sales & Imports, Elliott Waldron Title Company, Raymond Motor Company, Ward Animal Clinic, Shelbyville Grocery, Steel Building Supply, Shoop Financial, Wayne Christian Financial, Cobb/Vantress Hatchery, Despino Tire, Dean’s Hardware, Worsham Grocery, Mathews Real Estate, K&L Contractors, JML Management, ULTRA, Klein Cattle Company, Chubby Chicks   

 

We would like to take this time to say “thank you” from the Shelby County 4-H and FFA members, and the Broiler Show Committee to Contributors for their generous contributions and to the many volunteers that help make the annual “Broiler Show and Auction” the great event that it is every year!

 

 

 

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Weather Update


 

 

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Excelsior ISD to Receive an Historical Marker


 

 

 

 

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Early Voting Dates and Times:


 

 

Early Voting Dates for the November 6th General Election at the Shelby County Clerk's office.

 

 

October 22nd 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

 

October 23rd - October 26th 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

October 27th 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

October 28th 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

 

October 29th 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

 

October 30th - November 2nd 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 10-9-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Shelbyville's Homecoming Court 2018


 

 

 

 

 


Queen Candidates:

Stephin Moore
Jaiden Rose
Loren Vandrovec

Junior Duchesses:
Amy Gonzalez
Sabryn Youngblood

 

Sophomore Duchesses:


Azsahlia Cartwright
Molly Windham

 

Freshmen Duchesses:


Kiana Bennett
Myla Wagstaff

 

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Tenaha City Council Meeting


 


Notice is hereby given the Special Called meeting of the governing body of the City of Tenaha will be held on Thursday October 11, 2018 @ 5:15p.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
2.Welcome/Prayer/Pledge
3.Roll Call and Establish a quorum.
4.Closed Session per Tex. Gov’t Code sec. 551.074 and 551.071 Council Members Concerns: Conduct of the Mayor. 
5.Return to Open Session with results and action if needed.

 

 

 

 

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Center Fire Department Fire Prevention Week


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Center Fire Department will have children visiting them and also be visiting schools as part of fire prevention week this week. 

 

 

 

 

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Football Scores


 

 


Brownsboro 33

Center 43


Tenaha 48

Beckville 28


Garrison 49

Linden Kildare 35


Centerville 0

San Augustine 20


Harleton 0

Timpson 28


Pleasant Grove 21

Carthage 28


Lindale 42

Nacogdoches 30


Magnolia 34

Lufkin 41


Hallsville 0

Marshall 35

 

 

 

 

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Center Noon Lions Club Truck Raffle Winner


 


The Center Noon Lions Club Truck raffle winner was Taylor Clark.

 

 

 

 

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2018 POULTRY FESTIVAL  PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW WINNERS




This year’s photography show was a huge success!  All the entries were exceptional, and the judges certainly had a tough group of photos to work with.  Thanks to all the competitors and volunteers for their interest and hard work. 


 A very special thanks to Dr. Charles R. Collard and his staff, for their support and help in converting the optical clinic to a photo gallery and the members of the Piney Woods Photographic Society for helping to set up and host the exhibit and greet all those who attended.

 

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ADULTS ANIMALS
1st Billie F. Jones        2nd Regina Brazzel     3rd Regina Brazzel
Honorable Mention: Janice Carter

 

ADULTS URBANS
1st Sharon Peace       2nd Matt Pritchard       3rd Lawrence Davis
Honorable Mention: Summer Koltonski

 

ADULTS FLOWERS
1st Janet Hughes        2nd Lea Ann Robertson       3rd Melvin Henson
Honorable Mention:  Angie Davis

 

ADULTS FINE ART
1st Janice Carter      2nd Billie Jones       3rd Janet Hughes
Honorable Mention:  Janice Carter

 

ADULTS DIGITAL MANIPULATION/
PHOTO RESTORATION

1ST   Janice Carter    2nd Bobbie Jean Wood   3rd Janice Carter
Honorable Mention:  Bobbie Jean Wood

 

ADULTS POULTRY
1st Melvin Henson      2nd Linda Henson   3rd Regina Brazzel
Honorable Mention: Bobbie Jean Wood

 

ADULTS SCENICS
1st Janet Hughes    2nd Regina Brazzel    3rd Angie Davis
Honorable Mention: Summer Koltonski

 

ADULTS PEOPLE
1stLawrence C Davis   2nd Angie Davis   3rd Lawrence C Davis
Honorable Mention: Lea Ann Robertson

 

ADULT’S BEST OF SHOW
Janice Carter
San Augustine, TX

 

ADULT’S PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Bobbie Jean Wood
Center, TX

 


YOUTH FINE ARTS
1st Daniella Medina   2nd Emma Wilburn   3rd Holly Wilburn
Honorable Mention: Emma Wilburn

 

YOUTH PEOPLE
1st Emma Wilburn   2nd Sandra Olalde    3rd Michelle Gomez

 

YOUTH ANIMALS
    1st Edwin Morin   2nd Leopoldo Garcia-Estrada   3rd Edwin Morin
Honorable Mention:  Irving Carmona

 

YOUTH FLOWERS
                   1st Sandra Olalde   2nd Holly Wilburn   3rd Leopoldo Garcia-Estrada
                                              Honorable Mention: Emma Wilburn

YOUTH SCENICS
1st Sam McSwain   2nd Emma Wilburn   3rd Jordan Segelken

 

DIGITAL MANIPULATION
1st Amanda Hughes   2nd Sandra Olalde   

YOUTH POULTRY
1st Grace M Parmer   2nd Amanda Hughes


YOUTH URBANS
1st Sandra Olalde    2nd Daniella Medina-Farias    3rd Sam McSwain
Honorable Mention: Sam McSwain

    
YOUTH BEST OF SHOW
Sandra Olalde
Center, TX 

 

YOUTH PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Emma Wilburn
Center, TX

 

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CHILDREN PEOPLE
1st Kelsi Wood     2nd Kelsi Wood     


CHILDREN FINE ART
1st Kelsi Wood     2nd Amma Lewis


CHILDREN SCENICS
1st Anna Lewis      2nd Kelsi Wood    3rdKelsi Wood


CHILDREN FLOWERS
1st Kelsi Wood    2nd Kelsi Wood


CHILDREN ANIMALS
1st Kelsi Wood    2nd Brooklyn Scates    3rd Kelsi Wood
Honorable Mention: Anna Lewis


CHILDREN POULTRY
1st Kelsi Wood   2nd Kelsi Wood   


CHILDREN’S BEST OF SHOW
Kelsi Wood
Joaquin, Tx.


CHILDREN’S PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Kelsi Wood
Center, TX

 

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Poultry Festival Saturday Coverage


 

 

 

 

 

The 2018 East Texas Poultry Festival had a lot of events this year here is the coverage from Saturday. 

 

Click here for photos:  

 

 

Clucking Contest

 

 

 

 

 

Clucking Contest Winners

 

 

 

 

Broiler Show Coverage

 

 

 

 

Car & Motorcycle Show

 

 

 

 

 

Quilt, Art, and Canning Show

 

 

 

Lions Club Truck Raffle

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weather Update


 

 

TROPICS:


91L likely to affect the Gulf Coast as a hurricane or tropical storm


There is strong model agreement between the weather projection groups in the US and European that 91L will become a named storm approaching the Central Gulf Coast later next week. As it approaches the Gulf it could be a Cat 1 hurricane and impact land in the Panhandle of Florida and follow a path up the East Coast of the US.  Dumping lots more rain over that area

 

 

 

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Poultry Festival Drone Coverage by Walter Bounds


 

 

 

 

 

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5K Chicken Run Results


 

 

 

 

 

 

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City of Center Update


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Poultry Festival Friday Coverage


 

 

 

 

 

The second day of the East Texas Poultry Festival was a busy day here are just some of the things that you will see there.  Video coverage is brought to by Badders Law Firm. 

  

For pictures CLICK HERE:

 

 

 

 

Broiler Show Invite:

 

 

 

 

Poultry Festival Mascot

 

 

 

Shelby County Outreach Ministries Raffle

 

 

 

 

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Weather Update


 

 

 

Today, Great Football weather at game time. Mid 70's after a day much like yesterday with sun and clouds midday. 88 hi & 68 low with light winds 6 mph. Last day for upper 80's as we will begin a cooling trend tomorrow. Each day will see the temperatures decline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Regular meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 10th day of October, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in the Courtroom of the Shelby County Courthouse at 200 San Augustine Street, Center, Shelby County, Texas to deliberate and consider action on the following items:

 

1.Approve minutes of the September 5, 2018 Special meeting, September 12, 2018 Regular meeting, September 12, 2018 Public Hearing, September 19, 2018 Special meeting, September 19, 2018 Public Hearing, September 26, 2018 Special meeting.

 

2.Approve and pay weekly expenses.

 

3.Approve Officers Report.

 

4.Public Comments on Agenda items.

 

5.Record FY2018 Shelby County Jail Commissary expenditure audit per Local Government Code 351.0415(d.)

 

6.Discuss and possibly take action on repairs to the building on the AgriLife Campus that was damaged by a fallen tree.

 

7.Discuss and possibly approve the Interlocal Agreement with the City of Joaquin for a stipend to support the expenses of the Reserve Deputy Constable, Precinct 3.

 

8.Discuss and consider the equalization of the supplemental compensation for the 123rd Judicial District and the 273rd Judicial District Judges.

 

9.Discuss and possibly appoint Jackie Kirkwood to fill the vacancy in the office of Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4 for the remainder of the current term.  

 

10.Discuss, consider and adopt resolution to designate authorized signators for the 2018 Texas CDBG program contract 7218440.

 

11.Discuss, consider and approve a resolution adopting required CDBG Civil Rights policies.

 

12.Proclaim April as Fair Housing Month: This proclamation will help to fulfill Fair Housing activity obligations as required by the grant.

 

13.Adjourn.

 

 

 

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Today's News 10-5-18


 

 

 

 

 

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Poultry Festival Opening Day Coverage


 

 

 

 

 

The East Texas Poultry Festival began today 10-4-18 on the downtown Center City square.  Video coverage of the event is brought to you by Badders Law Firm.  Click here for photos from the opening day:

 

 

 

 

Poultry Festival Opening Ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

Poultry Festival Queen Interview

 

 

 

 

 

 

Josh Payne Poultry Festival Invite

 

 

 

 

Poultry Festival Photography Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boulder Signage Vendor Interview:

 

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Event


 

 

 

 

On October 2, 2018, Sheriff Jayson Richardson and his deputies hosted an event for Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office.  With the gracious assistance from Sgt. Angela Bandy, Cpl. Jacques Burton, Project Celebration, and Mt. Mariah Baptist Church of Frierson, LA, the event held a balloon release for each of the 68 victims who have lost their lives due to domestic violence in Louisiana just this year.  Lieutenant Dean Register opened the event in prayer followed by Sheriff Richardson sharing his own testimony involving domestic violence as a child.  He spoke on statistics in our area, and what the Sheriff's Office is doing and can do to help those in the midst of their struggle.  Deputy Mark Pierce shared a personal childhood testimony on domestic violence and message of hope and a new beginning.  Both spoke of the bravery of their mothers, and their conviction to help others who have fallen victim to abuse.  Sheriff Richardson closed the event with the planting of a tree in front of the Sheriff's Office as a symbol of hope and a new life.  Refreshments and cake were available to guests as many gathered together to share their own personal stories with the Sheriff and his deputies.  Sheriff Richardson says, "I want the public to know that our desire to help is deeply rooted in our own experiences with domestic violence.  We value your life as a citizen.  My deputies and I will do everything possible to get you out of a harmful situation and into a safe environment.  No one deserves to be abused, in any way.  As your Sheriff, I will not tolerate abuse or domestic violence in DeSoto Parish.  Let us help you.”

 

If you or someone you know have become a victim to domestic violence, the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office has many tools at their disposal to help.  You can reach out to Sheriff Richardson or an investigator by calling (318) 872-3956.

 

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Today's News 10-4-18


 

 

 

 

 

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East Texas Poultry Festival Schedule


 

 

Opening Ceremony

 

Thursday, October 4- Saturday October 6

Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, October 4 will begin at 10:00 a.m.

 

Entry buttons are $5 for the three day event Armbands are $20

Don't miss out on the exciting new features this year

such as Children's Tent, Petting Zoo and

Car and Motorcycle Show


Photography Contest 2018

 

Information, Rules and Entry Form

 

 

Full Schedule Click to Enlarge:

 

 

Zach Mason and the Jars will perform at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday Night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Texas Historical Marker for Excelsior Common School No. 47


 

 


The State of Texas has declared Excelsior Common School No. 47 is a historical site. Excelsior School has been in existence for over 120 years. Plans are in motion for a Spring dedication ceremony for the unveiling of the marker.


An Excelsior Alumni reunion is also being planned in conjunction with the marker dedication. This will be a first-time reunion for Excelsior School. We are requesting copies of pictures and any of your Excelsior school memories. The reunion committee is also on the hunt for the oldest living student. If you would like to help with the planning or if you need to submit any information, please contact the following reunion committee members:

 

Laura Harris - harris2632@sbcglobal.net - 936-591-1278

Barbara Scates - bscates@excelsior.esc7.net - 936-591-1047

Or call:

 

Benny & Thelma Russell - 936-598-2259

Excelsior School - 936-598-5866


Everyone is invited to this very special historical event!

Pass the word around and watch for updates!

 

 

 

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McDonald's Family and Friends Day


 

 

Video Invite:

 

 

 

 

 

The Center McDonald's Family and Friends day program was held on 10-3-18 from 5 - 7 p.m. Click here for more photos:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Results


 

 

The Shelby County Commissioners Court met today 10-3-18 at 9:30 a.m. at the active Shelby County Courthouse and took the following actions:

 

1. They approved and paid weekly expenses.

 

2. The approved and paid the current payroll.

 

3. No public comments were given.

 

4. They discussed taking action on repairs to the building on the AgriLife Campus that was damaged by a fallen tree.

 

5. They discussed and approved a new software contract with iDocket for the District Clerk's office to backup records digitally.

 

6. They discussed approval of an interlocal agreement with the City of Joaquin for a stipend to support the expenses of the Reserve Deputy Constable, Precinct 3.

 

7. Lastly, the court adjourned.

 

 

After the meeting, the Court accepted awards presented by the AgriLife Extension.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 10-3-18


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sassafras Festival


 

SASSAFRAS KICK-OFF

"Burgers & Bingo"

Friday, Oct 26... 6 pm-8 pm

Courthouse Square (Rain or Shine)


Burgers Provided by: SA Dairy Mark

$20 pre-sale/ $25 at event

Tickets Available at the Chamber Office

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Enter the Following Festival Contests... 

"Rae Estes" BBQ Cook-off...(sponsored by Sharpco)

Fudge Contest

Pet/Owner Costume Contest (sponsored by DETEC)

Photography Contest

Art Show

Classic Car "Shine & Show"

Talent Show   

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Need More Fun

The Alzheimer's Walk & Quilt Raffle

SAHS Grand Reunion

Tour the 1919 Law Enforcement Jail Museum

Petting Zoo- (sponsored by Texas Bank & Trust) 

Kool Kids Activities

 

Hope to See Ya There!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Poultry Festival Pageant Results


Abigail Hooper was crowned the 2018 East Texas Poultry Festival Queen at the 42nd Annual ETPF Queen’s Scholarship Pageant held Saturday, September 29th. First runner up was announced to be Caroline Scull and second runner up was Kalei LaRock.

 

Additional awards presented were:

 

Doo Dah Parade Awards:


Sweepstakes - Abigail Hooper
Presidential - Kalei LaRock
Mayor's - Jocelyn Berry
Hon. Mention - Makayla Mayo

Miss Congeniality - Abigail Hooper

 

Photogenic:


Winner - Jasmine Cooks
1st Runner Up - Kalei LaRock
2nd Runner Up - Keelan Williams

 

Essay Competition:


Winner - Caroline Scull
1st Runner Up - Abigail Hooper
2nd Runner Up - Makayla Mayo

 

GPA Competition:


Winner - Abigail Hooper
1st Runner Up - Jocelyn Berry
2nd Runner Up - Caroline Scull

 

UIL Participation and School Honors and Activities:


Winner - Rachel Powell
1st Runner Up - Kalei LaRock
2nd Runner Up - Mackenzie Murry

 

Social Skills:


Winner - Kalei LaRock
1st Runner Up - Caroline Scull
2nd Runner Up - Abigail Hooper

 

Interview:


Winner - Abigail Hooper
1st Runner Up - Kalei LaRock
2nd Runner Up - Jasmine Cooks

 

Stage Presence:


Winner - Jasmine Cooks
1st Runner Up - Caroline Scull
2nd Runner Up - (Tie) Abigail Hooper and McKenzie Murry

Committee Award - Mallory Fausett

Grand Dukes - Jake Hanson, Kutter Milford, and Logan Holloway

 

 

 

 

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POULTRY FESTIVAL DOO DAH PARADE  WINNERS ANNOUNCED


 

 

The 42nd East Texas Poultry Festival Doo Dah Parade, sponsored by Center Tire Company, was held Wednesday on the Historic Downtown Center Square.  Spectators enjoyed the Queen’s Court candidate floats, civic organization and business entries.  Junior Chamber of Commerce students led the parade.  Gold Sponsors for the Doo Dah Parade are Ihlo Sales and Imports and Professional Title Services.

 

According to parade chairman, Marco Palleras, trophy winners include: First Place – Windham Family Dental; Second Place – Lawn Chair Brigade; Third Place – Sons of Confederate Veterans.


The Queen’s Court parade winners are Sweepstake Award – Abi Hooper; Presidential Award – Kalei LaRock; Mayor’s Award – Jocelyn Berry and Honorable Mention – Macayla Mayo.

The festival will begin with opening ceremonies presented by Farmers State Bank at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 4.

 

 

 

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Proclamation Signing


 

 

A Proclamation was signed October 1, 2018 by County Judge Allison Harbison declaring October 7, 2018 TEXAS EXTENSION EDCATION ASSOCIATION

WEEK.  Witnessed by Texas Extension AgriLife ClubS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left – Ellen Manning, Judge Allison Harbison, Bobbie Nut,

Back row - Peaches Conway, Beaula Webster, Jennifer Fountain, Shawna Walker, Debbra Johnso

 

 

 

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San Augustine County Crash


 

 

SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigated Saturday morning 9-28-18 a two-vehicle major crash on SH 147, about eight miles south of San Augustine.  The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 7 a.m., a 2011 Ford passenger car was travelling north on SH 147. For unknown reasons the Ford drove across the center of the roadway and struck a southbound 2016 Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer head-on. 

 

The driver of the passenger car is identified as 25-year-old Jquadron Thomas from Nacogdoches. Thomas was pronounced deceased at the scene by a San Augustine County Justice of the Peace.  The driver of the truck tractor semi-trailer is identified as 59-year-old Farajollah Hayati from Flint, TX.

 

Hayati was not reportedly injured during the crash.  This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

 

 

 

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Road Construction in Center Update


 

 

The US 96 project will be completed around February 8th of next year according to TxDOT officials, but weather conditions will play a big part in whether that date holds.  For more information contact the TxDOT Lufkin branch at 936-634-3414.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Road Work Update


 

 

SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY

 

SH 21: Crews are scheduled to complete the striping and apply vegetation at Venado Creek and Perkins Creek where bridges and approaches have been replaced.

 

SH 21: Work is scheduled to place vegetation at this bridge replacement project at Niciper Creek.

 

SH 103: Crews are scheduled to mill and inlay the roadway from the Angelina River to SH 147. Lane closures should be expected.

 

FM 711: Crews are scheduled to prime the roadway on this project designed to reconstruct and widen the surface from the Shelby County line to US 96.

 

SHELBY COUNTY

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 where crews will work on pedestrian elements 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 set beams for the bridge replacement at the tributary of Blackwater Creek.

 

SABINE COUNTY

FM 83: Crews are scheduled to repair base from Hemphill to Pineland in various locations. Lane closures should be expected.


NACOGDOCHES COUNTY

FM 95: Crews will continue to place riprap at Terrapin Creek on this project designed to replace the bridge and approaches.

 

FM 226: Crews are scheduled to continue to upgrade metal beam guard fence 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.

 

For more information regarding projects and closures statewide, visit drivetexas.org. For more information regarding work in the Lufkin District, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395.

 

 

 

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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 3rd of October, 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 items.

 

4.Discuss and possibly take action on repairs to the building on the AgriLife Campus that was damaged by a fallen tree.

 

5.Discuss and possibly approve a new Software contract with iDocket for the District Clerk’s office.

 

6.Discuss and possibly approve the Interlocal Agreement with the City of Joaquin for a stipend to support the expenses of the Reserve Deputy Constable, Precinct 3.

 

7.Adjourn.

 

 

 

 

 

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Football Scores


 

 


Thursday Night Football

Shelbyille 6 Shepherd 25


Friday Night Football

Center 61 Grace Community 42

Joaquin 15 Garrison 35

San Augustine 48 Hemphill 28


Saturday Night Football

Tenaha 47 Timpson 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Failure to Appear in Court List


 


 

The following criminal defendants failed to appear for felony docket call this week in the 123rd Judicial District Court, Shelby County, Texas.

 

Anthony O'Neal Jones

Shae Machell Husband

Bobby Stein

Joe Coy Hudson

Scottie Eugene Moore

Robert Lee Miller

Jarvis Lanard Taylor

David Vincent Tillotson

Antonio Richardson, Jr.

Christy Michelle Patton

Jeffery Scott Wright

Tony Joshua Parker

Brian Dwayne Bittick

 

As a result, District Attorney Stephen Shires requested each defendant's bond be forfeited and an alias capias, or warrant, issue for the arrest of each defendant.  Judge LeAnn Kay Rafferty granted the request. 

 

Each criminal defendant needs to contact the Court Manager, Karen Warr, 936.598.9928 to schedule a court appearance. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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