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Shelby County Crash


 

 

SHELBY COUNTY – On January 17, The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a one vehicle fatal crash on FM 2787, about two and one half miles south of Joaquin.


The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 9:30 p.m., a 2014 Dodge pickup was traveling north. For unknown reasons the pickup drove off the roadway to the left and struck a tree.


The driver is identified as 44-year-old Johnnie Briggs from Joaquin. Briggs was pronounced deceased at the scene by a Shelby County Justice of the Peace. No additional information is available at this time.

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

The Team Store will open at 4:30 p.m. today for the games against Woden.

 

Balfour will be at the High School on Friday, January 24th at 10:00 a.m. to deliver graduation orders.  If you  have a balance you will receive a second text. Rings will be delivered January 31st at 8:30 a.m.

 

 

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Center Fire Department Respond to the Report of a Vehicle Fire


 


The Center Fire Department is responding to the report of a vehicle on fire in front of union acres.


 

 

 

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SFA's Archie McDonald Speaker Series to feature fashion designer Kendra Scott


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Fashion designer, CEO and philanthropist Kendra Scott will headline the 2020 installment of the Archie McDonald Speaker Series in April at Stephen F. Austin State University.

 

Scott, who started her Austin-based jewelry company in 2002 with only $500, leads her business on the foundation of three core values — family, fashion and philanthropy. Her company now employs more than 2,000 and boasts a thriving web business and more than 100 Kendra Scott standalone stores. Scott’s merchandise also is sold at retailers that include Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales. In addition to fashion and fine jewelry, her brand also encompasses home accessories and nail lacquer.


A loving mother, driven entrepreneur and passionate designer, Scott’s vibrant personality and commitment to innovation, quality and detail brought her from a small startup to a billion-dollar business and brand with millions of loyal fans, including celebrities. Known for her use of dynamic color and genuine materials, Scott believes the truest form of success is giving back in a meaningful way.

 

She has created a brand and culture that authentically values giving back and making a positive difference in the community. The Kendra Scott company maintains a focus on its customers and the causes close to their hearts.

 

In 2015, Scott launched the Kendra Cares Program, which allows community members to host in-store events for causes and organizations that work to improve health and wellness, education, entrepreneurship and empowerment. In 2018 alone, the company gave more than $5 million in monetary donations, almost $10 million in in-kind donations and more than 2,000 volunteer hours to philanthropic organizations, and partnered with more than 8,000 philanthropic organizations nationwide.


The speaker series event is free and scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 20, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom on the SFA campus. A private reception for 100 guests will be held prior to the main event. Private reception tickets can be purchased by contacting Sarah Sargent, SFA development assistant, at (936) 468-5406.

 

“Kendra Scott sets an example for our students on how someone can be super successful in business and also super passionate about making a difference in the world,” said Dr. Steve Westbrook, SFA vice president for university affairs. “The recently announced Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute is a prime example of how she is sharing her passion for business leadership with others, especially aspiring female leaders. We are thrilled she will be on our campus soon so our students can hear about her work firsthand.”?

 

In 2017, Scott was presented with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She also has received the Breakthrough Award from the Accessories Council Excellence Awards, was named Outstanding Mother of the Year by the Mother’s Day Council, awarded Businesswoman of the Year by the Women’s Chamber of Commerce, listed by Forbes as one of America’s richest self-made women, named among the Top 100 Entrepreneurs of the Year by Upstart Business Journal and recognized as Best CEO by Austin Business Journal. She is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and maintains her position as chairman of the board of Kendra Scott.


The Archie McDonald Speaker Series was created in 2010 by SFA's College of Liberal and Applied Arts. Dr. Brian Murphy, dean of the college, designed the event to honor and preserve the legacy of Dr. Archie McDonald as a distinguished scholar, educator and community commentator. In the tradition of McDonald's writings and oral presentations, a prominent national figure is hosted annually at SFA to discuss contemporary cultural issues.

 

McDonald taught history at SFA for 48 years and served as director of the East Texas Historical Association and editor of the association's journal for 37 years. He was a past president of the Texas State Historical Association, past vice chair of the Texas Historical Commission and author/editor of more than 20 books on historical topics. Along with teaching, he was a commentator on Red River Radio in Shreveport and wrote a weekly column for area newspapers. He passed away Aug. 16, 2012.

 

McDonald participated in the first three events in the speaker series, interviewing former heavyweight champion boxer and iconic businessman George Foreman, Apollo 12 astronaut and professional artist Alan Bean, and the 61st U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III. Additional guests have included former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Grammy award-winning singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett, Olympic All-Around Gold Medal winner in gymnastics Mary Lou Retton, legendary head football coach Gene Stallings, noted presidential historian Douglas Brinkley and physician and TV personality Dr. Jennifer Arnold.

SFA's Student Government Association sponsors the speaker series, which is open to the public. Starting March 2020, passes may be obtained at the Involvement Center on the first floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA campus or at the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau, located at 200 East Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-5406.

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Basketball Schedules


 

 


Center 
The Center Roughriders will take on Hudson in a Home game on Jan 21, 2020, the first game begins at 4:30 p.m.

 

Shelbyville
The Shelbyville Dragons will take on the San Augustine Wolves in San Augustine on Jan 21, 2020, the first game begins at 4:30 p.m.

 

Tenaha
The Tenaha Tigers will take on the Garrison Bulldogs in Tenaha on Jan 21, 2020, the first game begins at 4:30 p.m.

 

Timpson
The Timpson Bears will take on the Woden Eagles in Timpson on Jan 21, 2020, the first game starts at 4:30 p.m.

 

Joaquin

The Joaquin Rams will take on the Martinsville Pirates on Jan 21, 2020, the first game starts at 4:30 p.m.

 

Carthage

The Carthage Bulldogs will take on Jasper on Jan 21, 2020, the game will start at 4:30 p.m.

 

Logansport

The Logansport Tigers will take on St. Mary's in a home on Jan 21, 2020, the game will start at 6 p.m.


 

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Second volume of SFA's "Picturing Books" exhibition opens at Cole Art Center


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The second volume of the exhibition “Picturing Books: Illustrations in Print from the 15th to the 20th Centuries” opens Jan. 21 at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. A reception for Volume II is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in The Cole Art Center.

 


Curated by Dr. John Handley, director of SFA’s art galleries, and Dr. David A. Lewis, professor of art history, the exhibition, presented in two volumes, offers a series of “chapters” that explore the evolution of the printed illustration, beginning with the Incunabulum (meaning the first 50 years of the printed book), including the Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493 and continuing up to the 20th century. Volume I was exhibited Oct. 31 through Jan. 5; Volume II will show through March 29.


This extensive and unique exhibition highlights a major art form that is often overlooked, according to Handley.


“Book illustration historically has consisted of original prints in such media as woodcut, wood engraving, etching, copperplate engravings, and later, lithography and process printing using photo mechanical techniques,” Handley said. “As such, this show links the graphic arts with fine arts, since books are not only illustrated but connect those images to text.”


Because the exhibition contains books and other printed items that are hundreds of years old, the materials will be displayed under protective glass. Viewers will be able to “see” additional pages in the books by scanning codes on mobile devices, including phones.


Art exhibitions and receptions are sponsored by the Friends of the Visual Arts, Nacogdoches Junior Forum, William Arscott and The Flower Shop. Admission is free.


For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

 

 

 

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Center Debate Results


 

 

Had a great time at Union Grove with these 3! Mark won first in LD and was top speaker and was second in Persuasive Speaking. Kristen was first in CX (going maverick) and was top speaker. Hope was 2-1 in LD and finished seventh overall.

 

 

 

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Center MLK Day Parade/March


 


On Janurary 20, 2020, there was a MLK Day Parade/March at 4 p.m. with lineup that started at 3:30 p.m. at the Center Post Office.

 

 

 

 

 

Joyce Johnson

 

This event was started by Joyce Johnson who is currently a Center Council Member, who also helped to have a street name changed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., which is why we currently have an MLK street in Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joaquin City Meetings


 

 


Joaquin City Meetings Scheduled for Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

 

Click here for the agendas:

 

 

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Center Fire Department Responds to a Report of a Pasture Fire


 

 

Center Fire Department are reponding to the report of a pasture fire in the Neuville Community. 

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MLK Day


 


Remember Monday, January 20, 2019, is MLK day schools, banks, and other institutions will be closed as it is a federal holiday.

 

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 20, 2020, marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. The Corporation for National and Community service has been charged to lead this effort for the last quarter-century.

 

MLK Day Events

 

 

San Augustine Mayor, Leroy Hughes, invites the entire community to join in a Martin Luther King Day Celebration on Monday, January 20, 2020. It will begin with a walk together through downtown San Augustine. There will be a program after at the Senior Center Building commemorating Dr. King and his belief that race should not divide people.

 

The walk will begin Monday at 10 am in front of the First Baptist Church on East Columbia, and it will end at the Senior Building on Bolivar Street.

 

 

 

 

 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

School Holiday - Timpson ISD will be closed Monday, January 20th, for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  Classes will resume at the regular time on Tuesday, January 21st.

 

Collegiate News - There are 9 Timpson High School students who are on track to graduate in May with their Associate’s Degree. 

 

 

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Weather Update


 

 

With no El Nino or La Nina we will likely have the following Warmer than normal temperatures where we live.  Maybe, through April. But, lets take it a month at a time.

 

FEBRUARY

 

 

 

 

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Joaquin School Board Meeting


 

 


Notice is hereby given that on the 22nd day of January 2020 the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin School District will hold a regular meeting at 4:00 p.m., at the Administration building, Joaquin, Texas.

 

Click here for the agenda:

 

 

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Alyssa Parks to represent Timpson in the Texas All-State Band


 

 

HOUSTON -- The Association of Texas Small School Bands is pleased to announce the selection of the 2020 ATSSB All-State Band. More than 10,000 high school band students from across Texas auditioned in twenty-two different regions for a place in their respective all-region bands.

 

Alyssa Parks, a junior member of the Timpson High School Band, was selected as a member of this band for the second consecutive year, according to Timpson Band Director Deshmond Johnson.

 

She was chosen for this honor in competitive auditions held this year across the state at region and area levels. Parks plays clarinet in band at Timpson under the direction of Johnson and James Trammell, who are members of the Association of Texas Small School Bands, a 1,175-member group of band directors in class 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A high schools in Texas.

 

Johnson said Parks made Area qualifications on both the B-flat clarinet and Alto clarinet, and earned her position in the All-State on the Alto Clarinet. She is the daughter of Dwyer and Marie Jackson.

 

Fabian Martinez (senior, tuba) earned third chair and Jayden Windham (freshman, tuba) earned fifth chair at the area tryouts this past weekend representing Timpson.

 

“Congratulations to each one of these students,” Johnson said. “We are proud of how you represented our school and community!”

 

The top chairs in each region advanced to one of the five area auditions held this past weekend across the state and only 280 of these 2,288 students were selected for all-state honors.

 

The ATSSB All-State Bands will meet in rehearsals in San Antonio, Feb. 12- 15 and will present a concert beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb.15, in the Lila Cockrell Theatre of the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in downtown San Antonio. Dr. David F. Wilborn, Texas A&M (College Station), will be the clinician-conductor of the All-State Concert Band. Eugene Corporon, North Texas State University (Denton), will be the clinician-conductor of the All-State Symphonic Band.

 

 

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High School Basketball Scores


 


Carthage 73, Center 58

 

Shelbyville 78, Tenaha Tigers 75

 

Logansport 60, Montgomery 45

 


 

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LETU offices, library closed for MLK holiday, Jan 20


 

 

 

(Longview, Texas)— In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, LeTourneau University offices and the Margaret Estes Library will be closed Monday, Jan. 20.  University offices and the library will reopen to the public at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21.

 

LeTourneau University is the Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community. LETU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a range of disciplines and delivery models at LETU’s residential campus in Longview, Texas, hybrid options at centers in the Dallas and Houston areas and fully online programs. For additional information, visit www.letu.edu.

 

 

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Cherokee County Man Sentenced for having Methamphetamine at County Courthouse


 

 

TYLER, Texas – A 24-year-old Jacksonville, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown.

                 

David Anthony Ebanez pleaded guilty on Sep. 4, 2019, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Jeremy D. Kernodle.  

  

According to information presented in court, on April 10, 2019, Ebanez was found in possession of over 50 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine at the Cherokee County Courthouse in Rusk, Texas.  Ebanez was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 15, 2019, and charged with federal drug trafficking violations.

 

This case was investigated by the DEA Dallas Field Division, Tyler Resident Office; the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Jacksonville Police Department, and the Smith County Sheriff’s Office.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mary Ann Cozby and Colleen Bloss.

 

 

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Tickets still available for The Isaacs concert at SFA


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Tickets are still available for the Encore Event concert featuring the multi-Dove Award-winning and two-time Grammy-nominated family of singers, The Isaacs, performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus. A special event presented by the College of Fine Arts and its University Series, the concert is sponsored in part by BancorpSouth.

 

Encore Event tickets are: adult $45/36/27; senior $36/29/21; youth $18/14/11; SFA student $3. All seating is reserved. Pricing is based on seating (section A/B/C). Discounts are also available for SFA faculty and staff members. For more information, visit finearts.sfasu.edu, stop by the Box Office in Room 211 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building, or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.

 

 

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Center Fire Department Respond to the Report of a Tractor Fire


 


The Center Fire Department are responding to the report of a tractor on fire in the area of County Road 1011.

 

 

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Lice


 

 

A common wintertime pest in cattle herds – lice – can suck money from producers’ pockets.

Cattle producers should be mindful of a common pest – lice – in their herd. Longer winter coats on cattle provide ideal conditions for populations to grow and become a problem that can hurt herd health and producers’ profitability.

 

Lice can infest cattle throughout the year, but more problems are seen from December to March.  As the weather gets colder, cows grow longer, thicker hair and that produces better cover and protection for lice, which means the lice have better reproductive rates. There are two types of lice that affect cattle herds, biting lice and sucking lice. Lice will cause reduced appetite in a herd, which means reduced performance. It’s important to be aware of the pest this time of year. Lice can also reduce red blood cells by 75 percent, and animals with heavy infestations can become anemic. They are transmitted through physical contact between cows. Breaking the pests’ life cycle is the key to lice control.

 

It’s important to know that available treatment products don’t kill the eggs. So, many control methods will take two treatments before the life cycle is broken. And always treat every animal in the herd because that one you don’t treat will be the one that causes another infestation for you to deal with.

 

If using traditional insecticides like Cylence or most permethrin-based products, then an initial insecticide application should be made to knock down populations followed by another application 2-3 weeks later.

 

There are products available like Standguard and Clean-up II that require only one treatment. Additionally, certain pour-on dewormers including – Eprinex, Cydectin and Dectomax – only need to be applied once this time of year for season long control.

 

If you go with an injectable dewormer for internal parasites, it’s important to know they only get the sucking lice and won’t control biting lice. If they use injectable dewormers, make sure you use a pour-on insecticide to take care of the biting lice.

 

Always read and follow label directions when using dewormers and insecticides for control. Any new cows or bulls should be treated prior to introduction to the herd. After the treatment regimen, your cattle will typically be in good shape until the next fall or winter. Treat them, control them, and you’re done.

 

Lane Dunn is the County Extension Agent for agriculture and natural resources for Shelby County. His email address is jldunn@ag.tamu.edu

 

Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, national origin, genetic information or veteran status.  The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating. 

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Chances to Meet the Political Candidates


 

 

 

 

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Timpson ISD Bear Update


 


The Timpson Team Store will be open on Friday, January 17, 2020, starting at 4:30 p.m. for all four games against Garrison.

 

 

 

 

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Basketball Schedules


 

 

Center

 

The Center Roughriders will take on the Carthage Bulldogs in Carthage on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, the first game starts at 4:30 p.m.

 

Shelbyville


The Shelbyville Dragons will take on the Tenaha Tigers in Tenaha this Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, the first game starts at 4:30 p.m.

 

Timpson

 

The Timpson Bears will also play against the Garrison Bulldogs a home game for Timpson this Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, the first game starts at 4:30 p.m.

 

Joaquin


The Joaquin Rams will take on the Garrison Bulldogs in Garrison on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, the first game starts at 4:30 p.m.

 

The Joaquin Rams will also take on the Woden Eagles in Joaquin this Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, the first game will start at 4:30 p.m.

 

Carthage


The Carthage Bulldogs will take on the Texas High Tigers a home game for Carthage on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, the first game will start at 4:30 p.m.

 

Logansport 

 

The Logansport Tigers will also take on Montgomery Tigers in an away for Logansport on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at 6 p.m.

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The Barber Chair


 

 

She loved to work with hair.  In fact, it became her occupation for over sixty-five years.  My mother, Alice Whitton, was born in Bland Lake, Texas, in 1910.  At age sixteen, she married my father, Cecil Murphy.  By age twenty, she had two children.  At the age of eighteen, she began cutting and curling her family member’s hair.  She acquired her beauty and barber license from the state when she opened her first beauty shop in her home in 1933.

 

Alice Murphy either owned or worked in a beauty shop in several locations in San Augustine, Texas, over the next forty-two years.  She officially retired on September 12, 1975.  However, her customers would not let her stay retired.  She finally gave in to them, purchased a travel trailer, and parked it next to her home on the old Center highway.  So, she was back in the business again.

 

Alice located an old, used barber chair that was just right for her small frame.  She bought a shampoo sink, two hair dryers, a couch, a manicure table, and a large mirror, and had them all installed in the trailer.  So, at the age of seventy, she began her career all over again with Alice’s Beauty Shop.

 

For the next twenty years, she worked five days per week, making at least ten thousand women pretty.  For a period of time, her “shampoo girl” was her older sister, Floy, who was around ninety years old.  Most of her customers were long-timers, some customers for over fifty years.  She had over forty standing appointments per week.  She never owned a cash register, but instead used an old cigar box in which to keep her money.

 

In 1994, the State of Texas honored her with the distinguished Yellow Rose of Texas award for her long service to the community.  She was age eighty-four at the time. Cecil Murphy died in 1991, but she continued working in her beauty shop.  Finally, at age ninety, she could no longer continue working due to her failing health, and she closed the door to her shop for the last time.

Alice died in July of 2004 at the age of ninety-four, joining many of her former customers who had preceded her in death.  My brother, Richard, and I inherited her estate, including the beauty shop.

 

A beauty shop owner in a neighboring town wanted to purchase the travel trailer beauty shop, and its contents. So, it was sold to Sandra in 2005 and was moved to its new location.  Sandra and her husband had planned to attach the trailer to their mobile home and use it as a sauna room.

 

Several weeks later, Sandra told me that she could feel my mother’s presence every time she went into the old beauty shop.  The air would get hot, or cold, and things seemed to move by themselves.  However, they continued their work of repainting and repairing the old shop.

One day her husband entered the old shop to remove the barber chair that my mother had used for so many years.  Something happened, and he ran out of the shop terrified.  He told Sandra that “Miss Alice is in there, and she’s mad as hell!”  I am not sure how I feel about folk coming back after death to “haunt” a special place.  If it is possible, I believe that my mother would have done so to protect her cherished barber chair that was such an important part of her life.

I have talked to the new owner of the old beauty shop recently, and she reports that Ms. Alice seems happy now.  The room was painted a pretty pink, especially for her.  She has not been heard from since, and I am happy that she is happy.  Rest in peace, Alice, for your barber chair is safe.

 

THE BARBER CHAIR

By:  Neal Murphy

259 CR 214
San Augustine, TX 75972
936-275-9033
Cell 936-275-6986


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