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Polling Location Notices for Election Day (Tune In Tonight for Results)


 

 

Tune in tonight to KQBB 100.F FM to hear the results on the radio. The results will also be published on our website. 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF PRIMARY GENERAL ELECTION, REPUBLICAN PARTY
(A VISO DE ELECCION PRIMARIA GENERAL, PARTIDO REPUBLICAN)

 

To the registered voters of the County of Shelby, Texas:


(a los votantes registrados del Condado de Shelby, Texas:

 

Notice is hereby given that the polling places listed below will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., July 14, 2020, for voting in the primary run off election for the Republican Party to nominate Members of Congress, Members of the county, and precinct officers.

(Notifiquese, por las presente, que las casillas electorales sitados abajo se abriran desde las 7:00 a.m hasta las 7:00 p.m. el 14th Julio de 2020 para poder votar en una eleccion primaria general del partido Republican para nombar  los electrores  miembros del Congreso, miembros de la condado y del precinct.)

 

LOCATION(S) OF POLLING PLACES
(DIRECCION(ES) DE LAS CASILLAS ELECTORALES)

PRECINCT NUMBER/VOTING LOCATION
(PRECINTO NÚMERO/UBICACIÓN DE VOTACIÓN)

 

 

Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at:
(La votacion adelantada en persona se ilevara a cabo de lunes a vienes en:)

CENTER COMMUNITY HOUSE 423 San Augustine St. Center, Texas 75935
(Centrar Comunidael Casa, 423 Calle San Agustin, Centro, Texas  75935)
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. beginning on June 29, 2020 and ending July 10, 2020.


(Entre las 8:00 de la manana y las 4:30 de la tarde empezando el Jnnio 29, 2020  y terminando el Julio 10, 2020.)

 

APPLICATION FOR BALLOT BY MAIL SHALL BE MAILED TO:
(Las solicitudes para boletas que se votaran adelantada por correo deberan enviarse a:)

    Jennifer Fountain – SHELBY COUNTY CLERK
    Name of Early Voting Clerk
    (Nombre del Secretario de la Votacion Adelantada)
    P.O. BOX 1987
    Address (Direccion)
    CENTER, TEXAS 75935
    City  (Ciudad)            Zip Code (Zona Postal)

 

Application for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on July 2nd, 2020.


(Las solicitudes para boletas que se votaran adelantada por correo deberan recibirse para el fin de las horas de negocio el Julio 2, 2020.)

ISSUED THIS THE 25TH DAY OF JUNE, 2020.
(Emitada este dia 25th Junio, 2020.)

 

                            LEIGH PORTERFIELD
                            REPUBLICAN CHAIR
                            SHELBY COUNTY, TEXAS
 

 

NOTICE OF PRIMARY RUN OFF ELECTION, DEMOCRATIC PARTY
(A VISO DE ELECCION PRIMARIA GENERAL, PARTIDO DEMOCRATIC)

 

To the registered voters of the County of Shelby, Texas:
(a los votantes registrados del Condado de Shelby, Texas:

 

Notice is hereby given that the polling places listed below will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., July 14, 2020, for voting in the general primary run off election for the Democratic Party to nominate Members of Congress, Members of the Legislature, and state, district, county, and precinct officers.


(Notifiquese, por las presente, que las casillas electorales sitados abajo se abriran desde las 7:00 a.m hasta las 7:00 p.m. el 14th Julio de 2020 para poder votar en una eleccion primaria general del partido Democratic para nombar  los electrores presidenciales, miembros del Congreso, miembros de la Lelistatura, y oficiales del estado, districto, condado y del precinct.)

 

LOCATION(S) OF POLLING PLACES
(DIRECCION(ES) DE LAS CASILLAS ELECTORALES)

PRECINCT NUMBER/VOTING LOCATION
(PRECINTO NÚMERO/UBICACIÓN DE VOTACIÓN)

 

1N, 1S,        Church Of Christ        
1SW, 1W, 2     110 Hurst St.                
        Center, Texas 75935                

1 SE, 3        Pineywoods Family Outreach Center    
        255 Haley Dr.                
        Center, Texas 75935

5        First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
        175 Faulkville Road
        Joaquin, TX 75954

4, 6, 7        First Baptist Church-Shelbyville
        5030 SH 87S
        Shelbyville, TX 75973

8        First United Methodist Church Fellowhip Hall
        226 N. George Bowers Dr.
        Tenaha, TX 75974

9N, 9S        American State Bank Annex
        830 N 1st Street W
        Timpson, TX 75975

                                                    
Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at:


(La votacion adelantada en persona se ilevara a cabo de lunes a vienes en:)

 

CENTER COMMUNITY HOUSE 423 San Augustine St. Center, Texas 75935


(Centrar Comunidael Casa, 423 Calle San Agustin, Centro, Texas  75935)


between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. beginning on June 29, 2020 and ending July 10, 2020.

 

(Entre las 8:00 de la manana y las 4:30 de la tarde empezando el junio 29, 2020  y terminando el Julio 10, 2020.)

 

APPLICATION FOR BALLOT BY MAIL SHALL BE MAILED TO:
(Las solicitudes para boletas que se votaran adelantada por correo deberan enviarse a:)

    JENNIFER L. FOUNTAIN – SHELBY COUNTY CLERK
    Name of Early Voting Clerk
    (Nombre del Secretario de la Votacion Adelantada)
    P.O. BOX 1987
    Address (Direccion)
    CENTER, TEXAS 75935
    City  (Ciudad)            Zip Code (Zona Postal)

Application for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on July 2, 2020.


(Las solicitudes para boletas que se votaran adelantada por correo deberan recibirse para el fin de las horas de negocio el Julio 2, 2020.)

ISSUED THIS THE 25TH DAY OF JUNE, 2020.
(Emitada este dia 25th Junio, 2020.)

 

                            Patsy Handy
                            DEMOCRAT CHAIR
                            SHELBY COUNTY, TEXAS
 

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Piney Woods Photographic Society


 

 

The Piney Woods Photographic Society will be holding their regular monthly meeting Saturday, July 18th, from 9 a.m-12 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter St., Center, TX.  Social distancing will be observed and face mask will be required.  

 

There will be a workshop presented by Lawrence Davis on how to "Print Like a Pro" with information on how to adjust your photos for the best print ever.  The monthly Challenge "Move It" will be about animals in motion, submitted by members for voting and critique.  For more information about memberships or meetings contact Billie F. Jones, 936-591-2426 or billiejones602@gmail.com. Challenge photos can be viewed on PWPS Flckr Page https://www.flickr.com/groups/pineywoodsphotographic/

 

PWPS is a fun group of people wanting to improve their photography skills or just to share their passions for photography. But we are also considerate of others and will practice social distancing in our meeting for our safety as well as others. 

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Shelby County COVID-19 Update


 

 

DSHS reported 6 new COVID-19 cases and 6 more recoveries keeping the active cases at 34.

 

34 ACTIVE CASES 

252 Recovered

14 Deaths

300 Cumulative cases 

 

ACTIVE CASES BY ZIP CODE:

75935...22

75974...6

75975...2

75973...3

75954...1

 

CUMULATIVE CASES BY ZIP CODE & AGE:

ZIP CODE:                                                         AGES:             DEATHS:  

75935…214                                                 1-20....28

75974…32                                                    21-40....93

75975…21                                                    41-60.…94         4

75973…18                                                    61-80.…50         4

75954…15                                                    81-100....30       6

                                                                   Unknown...         5

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Sam Samford Lodge, Stated Meeting


 

 

Sam Samford Lodge #149 in Center, will have their monthly stated Tuesday evening, 7/14/2020 at 6:30.  We will have light refreshments and practice social distancing.  We hope to see you at our meeting as we continue to practice our craft according to our traditions with in the restrictions that are currently placed upon us.

 

 

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Revival Services at Lydia MBC


 

 

 

REVIVAL
@ Lydia MBC
FM 139 in Huxley 
With
Bro. Harold Noble

 

SUNDAY, July 19 – THURS., July 23
SUNDAY 11am & 6 pm
MONDAY – THURSDAY  7PM


EVERYONE WELCOME


With Special music by 
The Howington’s


Contact: 
Bro. Michael McArthur-Pastor
936-368-2462

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Shelby County COVID-19 Count


 

 

DSHS reported 6 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend. DSHS also reported 1more death and 7 additional recoveries were reported also.

 

34 ACTIVE CASES 

246 Recovered

14 Deaths

288 Cumulative cases 

 

ACTIVE CASES BY ZIP CODE:

75935...19

75974...5

75975...2

75973...3

75954...5

 

CUMULATIVE CASES BY ZIP CODE & AGE:

ZIP CODE:                                                         AGES:             DEATHS:  

75935…210                                                  1-20....27

75974…30                                                    21-40....93

75975…21                                                    41-60.…93         4

75973…18                                                    61-80.…48         4

75954…15                                                    81-100....28       6

                                                                  Unknown...          5

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Crash on County Road 3853


 

 

SHELBY COUNTY – On July 11, The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
responded to a one-vehicle crash on County Road 3853, about five and one half
miles southwest of Joaquin.


The preliminary crash information indicates at approximately 9 p.m., a 1975 Jeep
CJ5 was traveling west when the vehicle drove off the roadway to the left where it
struck an embankment before overturning; ejecting the driver and passenger.
The driver is identified as 17-year-old Alfredo Ramirez from Center. Ramirez was
not reportedly injured during the crash.


A passenger with Ramirez is identified as 21-year-old Kailey Agnew from Tenaha.
Agnew was transported to a local hospital and later transported to UT Tyler by
medical helicopter where she was pronounced deceased on July 12.
Ramirez was determined to be intoxicated and was arrested and placed in the
Shelby County Jail for intoxication manslaughter. A blood specimen was obtained
and results are pending.


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

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Shelby County Crash


 

 

SHELBY COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to
a two vehicle crash on July 9, 2020, on SH 87 at County Road 2135.


The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 7 p.m., a 2011 Ford
pickup was traveling south. A 2012 Ford pickup reportedly failed to yield right of
way from the stop sign at County Road 2135 and drove into the path of the 2011
Ford.


The driver of the 2011 Ford is identified as 73-year-old Horace Wilburn from San
Augustine. Wilburn and a passenger were transported to a Center hospital for
possible treatment.


The driver of the 2012 Ford is identified as 30-year-old Austin Gregory from
Center. Gregory and a passenger were also transported to a Center hospital for
possible treatment.


No additional information is available at this time.
 

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CITY OF TENAHA SPECIAL CALLED COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA


 


07/13/2020


Notice is hereby given that a special called meeting of the governing body of the City of Tenaha will be held on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 5:30p.m. in the City Hall Council Meeting Room located at 238 N. George Bowers Drive in Tenaha, Texas.  If during the meeting, any discussion on items on the Agenda should be held in executive session, the Council will convene in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code Section 551.101 and Texas Revised Civil Statues.

 

Order of Business
1.    Call to Order
2.     Roll Call
3.    Welcome Guest/Prayer/Pledge
4.    Closed Session per Texas Government Code Section 551.071, 551.074- Consultation with Attorney. A. Pending Litigation 
5.    Return to Open Session with Results of Closed Session
6.    Council Comments
7.    Adjourn

 

This notice was posted at 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 10, 2020, and sent to
East Texas Press Inc., Light and Champion, Shelby County Today and KDET.

Amanda Treat
City Secretary 
 

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City of Center Workshop


 

 

 

 

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Governor Abbott, Omnicare Announce COVID-19 Testing For Patients, Staff At Assisted Living Facilities, Nursing Homes


 

 

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Omnicare, a CVS Health company, is partnering with the State of Texas to provide COVID-19 point-of-care testing for assisted living facilities and nursing homes throughout the state. This partnership will provide on-site same-day testing and results for both facility staff and their residents. 

 

"This partnership with Omnicare and CVS Health will increase COVID-19 testing in our assisted living facilities and nursing homes and help us protect vulnerable Texans from COVID-19," said Governor Abbott. "Our collaboration with public and private entities is crucial to ramping up testing in Texas and mitigating the spread of this virus—especially among our most vulnerable populations." 

 

"At Omnicare, we are continuously exploring solutions to directly address availability and access to COVID-19 testing for the long-term-care industry," said Jim Love, Omnicare President. "We recognize the disproportionate impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on these critically important healthcare facilities and their highly vulnerable patient population, and we are determined to be part of the solution as demand for testing continues to grow in this sector."

 

These test sites help enable a goal of processing up to 100,000 tests in the first month alone. Testing in assisted living facilities began yesterday, July 9th. State testing teams completed testing of all nursing home staff and residents in June at the direction of Governor Abbott. Omnicare will begin testing in nursing homes next week.

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Shelby County COVID-19 Update


 

 

DSHS reported no new COVID-19 cases. Unfortunately, 3 more deaths were reported. DSHS has reported 2 more recoveries.

 

36 ACTIVE CASES

239 Recovered

13 Deaths

288 Cumulative cases

 

ACTIVE CASES BY ZIP CODE:

75935...25

75974...3

75975...2

75973...1

75954...5

 

CUMULATIVE CASES BY ZIP CODE & AGE:

ZIP CODE:                                                         AGES:             DEATHS: 

75935…207                                                    1-20....26

75974…28                                                    21-40....92

75975…21                                                    41-60.…89         4

75973…17                                                    61-80.…48         4

75954…15                                                    81-100....28       5

                                                                   Unknown...         5

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Kidnapping in Shelby County


 

 

On July 7, 2020, the Center Police Department responded to a possible Aggravated Assault and Child Abduction which occurred at 173 Arcadia Rd. The Center Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit was assigned the case. 


The adult victim, Enedina Akins, in serious condition was transported to Shelby County Emergency Services and Diagnostic Imaging Center by EMS. She had apparently been severely beaten with a blunt object. Akins’ informed Officers that the father of the child and suspected assailant, identified as Zenas Whitaker of Nacogdoches, had taken her two-year-old daughter when he left. 
 
An Amber Alert was initiated which included the child and abductee’s information. Agencies from around the East Texas area relentlessly searched and followed leads throughout the rest of the day, night and into the following day.


With great assistance from these other agencies, the suspect and child were located in Cherokee County- near Alto. After a brief stand-off, the suspect surrendered the child to authorities and give himself up without further incident.


At this time, the suspect is being held in custody (without bail) for the following charges: 
Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Family Violence) (Felony 1)
Aggravated Sexual Assault (Felony 1)

 

The Center Police Department would like to extend much gratitude to first and foremost, the Center Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit for never giving up, Alto Police Department, Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, Garrison Police Department, Nacogdoches Police Department CID, Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Department, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, Texas DPS, Texas Rangers, FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.


Thanks to the combined efforts and teamwork of surrounding agencies and the Public’s assistance, the missing child was located and returned unharmed within 17 hours of the initial call.
 

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TxDOT Alert


 

 

ALERT: Crews will apply a fog seal Friday, July 10th through Saturday, July 11th on SH 7 in Shelby County from Mount Herman to US 96. All lanes will be treated and motorists should expect alternating lane closures from 7 am to 7 pm each day. Reduce speed and expect delays. Obey all traffic control in place and stay alert.

 

 

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Joaquin JH & HS Registration Dates


 

 

JH/HS Registration Dates/Times

August 4th:
Junior High- 9:00-11:00
Juniors and Seniors- 1:00-3:00
 
August 5th:
Sophomores - 9:00-11:00
Freshman- 1:00-3:00
High School students may also pick up their Chromebook at registration.

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The Hot Water Heater


 

 


Before my father, Cecil, entered county politics in 1938, he was a painting and paperhanging contractor.  He worked with his father, Felix, and his younger brother, Marvin.  The trio had worked in most of the early homes in San Augustine, either painting or hanging wallpaper.  Dad recalled several times to me an incident that occurred around 1929, and was amused by it.

It seems that a rather wealthy lady in town had purchased a hot water heater, a new gadget which was becoming popular.  She had a reputation among the artisans of being very difficult to work for, and many avoided her.  However, Dad and his crew were painting the outside of her rather large house on a corner lot.

 

The plumber arrived with the new water heater and was ready to install it for her.  The lady of the house and the plumber decided on the best place to put this new appliance, and he proceeded to get his saws.  She asked him what he was about to cut.  He explained that he had to vent the heater to the outside, and would have to cut a hole in the roof to do so.

“Oh, no, no, no,” she cried.  “I won’t have a hole cut in my roof!”  The plumber scratched his head, thinking.  He replied, “Ok, then I can vent it out the wall, rather than the roof.”  Problem solved.  “Oh, no.  I don’t want a hole cut in my outside wall either”, she protested.

The plumber began gathering up his tools.  “What are you doing?”, she questioned.  “Well, lady, when you can figure out how I can vent a water heater to the outside without cutting a hole somewhere, just let me know and I will come install it.”  With that, the plumber left.

 

The painting crew, who had overheard all of it, could hardly paint for laughing so hard.  Dad thinks the problem was finally solved when the plumber placed the vent pipe through a top pane in a window a few days later.  I suppose truly where there is a will, there is a way.  You just have to find it.

“THE  HOT WATER  HEATER”

BY: NEAL  MURPHY

P O BOX 511
107 HEMLOCK STREET
SAN AUGUSNE, TX 75972
936-275-9033
Humptydumpty1940@gmail.com

381 Words
 

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Doyline Man Killed in Bossier Parish Crash


 

 

Bossier Parish – On July 9, 2020, shortly before 5:45 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop G began investigating a fatality crash on Oliver Road near Louisiana Highway 157. This crash claimed the life of 20-year-old JTavion Bowman of Doyline.  

      

The initial investigation revealed a 2014 Toyota Avalon, driven by Bowman, was traveling eastbound on Oliver Road. For reasons still under investigation, Bowman’s vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a tree. Bowman, whose restraint use is unknown, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. A toxicology sample was obtained and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

    

While not all crashes are survivable, buckling up is the most effective way to protect yourself during a vehicle crash. Failure to take a few seconds to buckle up can have devastating consequences. Louisiana law requires every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, to be properly restrained day or night.

 

In 2020, Troop G Troopers have investigated 11 fatal crashes resulting in 11 deaths.

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Melba Rodgers Interview


 

 

We extended the right to do interviews with all the Joaquin candidates running for local office.

 

 

 

 

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Job Opening at the Shelby County Outreach Ministries Unique Boutique


 

 

Part-time warehouse worker needed for The Unique Boutique.  For more information, please call us at 936-598-4990. 

 

 

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Dixxie Summer Tournaments Information


 

 

I know that this is not the typical season that we have all become accustom to.  However,  I have been working to maintain some sort of Tournament season for Center Youth Baseball and our City.

 

It could work out in our favor.  There will not be any District Tournaments in the State.  Any team wanting to play Post Season in the State Tournament will be allowed to play. There could be a possibility each actual tournament will have more teams than usually slotted.  Below is a list of the Tournaments and Dates.  There is a possibility we could start on Friday night with schools starting back so soon.

 

Dixie Boys 13-14 State Tournament     July 11-16   (12 teams)

Dixie Youth Super Series South Regional  AAA Division I and Division II (9-10yr old)  August 1-3   (22 teams)

Dixie Youth Super Series South Regional Ozone Division I and Division II (11-12yr old)  August 1-3  (15 teams)

Dixie Youth Super Series Championships (7,9, and 11yr old)  August 8-10    (32 teams)

 

The number of teams could change as we get closer to the tournaments.

 

Jason Mitchell

 

Recreation Director

 

 

 

 

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High Speed Pursuit in Shelby County


A high-speed chase occurred on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Shelby County. Shelby County Constable Roy Cheatwood engaged in the chase of a 2013 Dodge Avenger on U.S. Highway 84. The driver drove on without stopping, the chase continued on multiple county roads, where other law enforcement aided. Law enforcement vehicles collied with the Dodge and it finally came to a stop as it was headed back to Center, Texas.

 

Constable Roy Cheatwood arrested the driver. The driver was taken to the Shelby County Jail and identified as Rebekah Lyn Taylor 48 of Joaquin who was charged with evading arrest with a motor vehicle, aggravated assault on a peace officer, and reckless driving.

 

Constable Roy Cheatwood was glad that the outcome was not more violent. Cheatwood said, "It could have been worser."

 

 

 

 

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Zamaya Whitaker Found


 

According to the East Texas Center for the Missing, Zamaya Whitaker has been found.

 

Zamaya Whitaker has been found!! She is safe and the Amber Alert is being canceled at this time!
The father was located in Alto, Tx by Cherokee County Sheriff's office and is in custody.
Thank you everyone for helping to find her safe!!

 

 

 

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JISD Board Agenda


 

 

Notice is hereby given that on the 13th day of July 2020 the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin School District will hold a regular meeting at 6:00 p.m., at the Administration building, Joaquin, Texas

 

Click here for the agenda:

 

 

 

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Shelby Co. Extension Broiler Show Entries


 

 

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JISD Board Agenda


 

 

Notice is hereby given that on the 13th day of July 2020 the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin School District will hold a regular meeting at 6:00 p.m., at the Administration building, Joaquin, Texas

 

Click here for the agenda:

 

 

 

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