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SFA UPD uses new vehicles to engage with community

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — The Stephen F. Austin State University Police Department has acquired two new community relations vehicles. These vehicles will help promote UPD’s mission statement of providing a safe environment for all students, faculty and staff on campus.

 

“The CRVs allow us to interact with people on campus in a new and safe way,” said  Robert McDonald, UPD police officer II. “We can be more present on the campus and better establish a relationship with community members.”

 

The CRVs’ off-road capabilities allow officers to attend numerous events, whether they are on the pavement in front of Surfin’ Steve or on the unpaved azalea trails. The vehicles are able to move officers from one place to the next in a quick, efficient manner.

 

The officers behind the wheel of the CRVs are committed to becoming a visible presence in the community by attending public events that allow them to interact with the campus community.

 

“We want people to come up and talk to us, and we want them to feel comfortable around UPD and the CRVs,” McDonald said. “I was able to visit the charter school and let the students have fun with the sirens. The next day, I stopped by the athletics pep rally event in front of the student center and spoke with numerous community members about the UPD. Standard police vehicles make it difficult to have those kinds of interactions.”

 

For more information about SFA’s University Police Department, visit sfasu.edu/upd.

 

 

Robert McDonald, Stephen F. Austin State University police officer II, stands next to one of the University Police Department’s new community relations vehicles. The CRVs allow officers to become more visible on campus and promote a safer community environment.

Commissioners' Court Regular Meeting

 COMMISSIONERS’ COURT  

                                                            REGULAR MEETING                                                               SHELBY COUNTY, TEXAS

 

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 March, 2021 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 the minutes of the February 10, 2021 Regular meeting, February 24, 2021, Special meeting of the Shelby County Commissioner’s Court.

 

  1. Approve and pay weekly expenses.

 

  1. Approve Officers Reports.

 

  1. Public comments on Agenda item.

 

  1. Discuss and possibly repair the foyer of the Courthouse Annex which will complete the elevator installation project.

 

  1.  Discuss and possibly approve the purchase of software for the County Attorney’s Office.

 

  1. Discuss and possibly take action to replace the Courthouse sign that was damaged during Hurricane Laura.

 

  1. Mr. Joe Johnson to address the court on making Private Road Bussey Lane in to a County Road.

 

  1. Open sealed bids on road maintenance materials for Shelby County.

 

  1. Record Racial Profiling Report for the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

 

  1. Discuss and possibly approve participation in the TAC CyberSecurity required annual training for 2021.  This training is mandatory under state law, Texas Government Code 2054.5191, effective June 14, 2019, for all Elected County Officials and any local government employee who has access to a local government computer system or database.

 

  1. Discuss and possibly appoint Course Administrator(s).

 

  1. Adjourn. 

Tiger News

               

Please visit our district web page for other details on our school and activities: www.tenahaisd.com (The calendar provides the most up to date events)

Tenaha ISD also has a facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/Tenaha-Independent-School-District-486433751368156/

 

March 5, 2021- Tiger Day 2:00 pmCheer 2:30 pm in SEC

March 6, 2021-Baseball Double Header in Shelbyville @ 1:00 pm

March 9, 2021-Baseball vs Timpson (Home) 4:00 pm

March 8, 2021-Cheer 3:30 pm in SEC

March 9, 2021-Baseball vs Timpson (Home) 4:00 pm

March 11, 2021-Early Release 11:30; Businessmen’s Meeting; Track in Elysian Fields

March 12, 2021-Baseball vs Timpson (There) 6:00 pm; Teacher In-service/Student Holiday

March14, 2021-Daylight Savings (Set clocks forward 1 hour)

March 15-18, 2021-Spring Break

March 16, 2021-Baseball vs Martinsville (There) 6:00 pm

March 19, 2021-Baseball vs Martinsville (Home) 4:00 pm

March 22, 2021-Board Meeting 5:30 pm

March 23, 2021-Baseball vs Mt. Enterprise (Home) 4:00 pm

March 25, 2021-Band-HS & MS Pre-UIL @ Carthage; Progress Reports

March 26, 2021- Baseball vs Mt. Enterprise (There) 6:00 pm

March 29, 2021-Tiger Day; Track in Shelbyville District Prelims

March 30, 2021-Baseball vs Joaquin (There) 6:00 pm

March 31, 2021-Track in Shelbyville District Finals

April 2, 2021-Teacher In-Service/Student Holiday; Good Friday

April 5, 2021-Tiger Day

April 8, 2021-Businessmen’s Meeting 11:30 pm

April9, 2021-End 5th Grading Period

 

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District 23-2A All-District Boys Basketball 

District MVP: #3 Ryan Ecker, SR, Gary / #11 Landon Woodfin, SR, Gary Offensive MVP: #10 Terry Bussey, FR, Timpson 

Defensive MVP: #12 LD Coleman, SR, Shelbyville / #10 JJ Patton, JR, Tenaha Newcomer of the Year: #1 Donovan Crockett, JR, Timpson 

Freshman of the Year: #5 Pooh Moore, FR, Tenaha 

Coach of the Year: Jimmy Wallace, Gary 

1st Team All-District 

Dakota Beckham, SR, Gary Lane O’Neal, SR, Gary Darin Livingston, SOPH, Gary Drew Fuller, SR, Joaquin Colton Snider, SR, Martinsville 

Braden Hand, JR, Shelbyville Trindon Claiborne, JR, Tenaha Tre Keggler, SR, Tenaha Alex Tyner, SOPH, Tenaha LT Washington, SOPH, Timpson

2nd Team All-District 

Cole Bragg, SOPH, Joaquin; JJ Mendez, SOPH, Martinsville; 

Larry Clifton, JR, San Augustine; Zyaire Tanner, JR, San Augustine; Franydric Buckley, FR, Shelbyville; Michael Carrillo, JR, Shelbyville; 

Nick Bennett, SR, Timpson; Hunter Tipton, JR, Timpson; 

Dajuan Tutt, SR, Timpson; Mickey Gardner SR Tenaha

 

Reminder: Tenaha Together Committee continues to support our community and needs the communities support as well.

A few of the things that have been done since the organization of the Tenaha Together Committee includes lights and tree for the square, banners around town,  and the beautiful brick signs entering the town.

Please, if you can make a donation to continue projects like these, send it to: Tenaha Together  c/o Scott Tyner - P. O. Box 318, Tenaha, Texas 75974

"Local Businesses Support the Tenaha Tiger Yearbook"

    

"If you are interested in purchasing a full color yearbook ad for your business, please contact Mrs. Ali Tyner at tynerali@tenahaisd.com."

Tenaha Youth Center-(936) 332-3581

              3576 Hwy 84 East

             Tenaha, Texas 75974

 

 

"NOTES  FROM  HISTORY"

“NOTES  FROM  HISTORY”

 

BY: NEAL MURPHY

 

 

As we all know San Augustine County is experiencing a rush of activity from oil companies who are drilling for gas from the Haynesville Shale formation.  It appears that our county was the object of intense interest for the same back in the 1890s.  The following is a quote found in the Houston Daily Post in the summer of 1890:

 

In The Oil Region:

“San Augustine, Texas:  Mr. John Mentean, of Chireno, is riding over the oil field here.  He represents some Ohio and Pennsylvania oil men, and they seem to have great confidence in the oil and gas in this county.”

 

“Mr. R. D. Davis of Colmesneil, the timber inspector and chairman of the Clark Club here, is in San Augustine, Sabine, and Newton counties, looking over Brooks & Polk’s pine lands, also looking after the Texas pine lands, also looking after the Texas Pine Land association property.”

 

“About forty young men met at the courthouse in San Augustine Saturday night and organized a military company.  It was named the Horton Rifles after Colonel Alexander Horton, who lives about one mile from here.  He was General Sam Houston’s first aide de camp, and has done more for Texas than any man living on her soil today.”

 

“Judge John H, Broocks is in San Augustine from Beaumont for a few days.”

 

Going back even further to the year 1879 we find a list of fugitives from San Augustine County.  The following is just a sampling of the list:

 

Campbell, Henry…Rape; convicted and appealed to Supreme Court and escaped pending appeal. Around 5 feet, 4 inches high, chunky, 150 pounds, bad looking, don’t talk plainly.

 

Montgomery, Cato…Burglary; Committed May 15, 1873; indicted July 31, same year; black, about 6 feet high, about 28 years old, quick spoken, and generally very impudent, weighs 180 pounds.

 

Anderson, Ralph…Theft of Saddle; committed September 1877; indicted September same year; tall, slender, rawboned, about 30 years old.

 

Davis, Hiram…Theft of Hog; indicted February, 1874; fled to Louisiana.

 

Miller, Robert F….Murder; indicted October 5, 1874.  Generally said to be in the state of Missouri; so informed by private letter.

 

Goodwin, J. B….Theft of a Horse; indicted October 16, 1874; said to be living in Limestone county.

 

It seems that people were committing about the same crimes then as they do today.

 

An interesting article in the February 2, 1939 issue of the San Augustine Tribune titled “Deep East Texas R.E.A. Purchases Site For Sub-Station”.

The article reads as follows:

“Deeds were passed from D. R. Rawls to the Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. Tuesday for a plot of ground located 33 feet from highway 21 on the southeast corner of the old ball park, according to D.N. Beasley, project superintendent.  Cash consideration in the trade was $50.00, Mr. Beasley stated.  The sub station to be erected will cost approximately $200.00, he said.

 

R. A. Smith, bookkeeper, stated that the electric meters for the period from December 16th, (when the electricity was turned into the lines) to January 30th, show an average electric bill of $2.92 for a total of 177 customers.  The largest bill was $5.79, being that of Mr. J. B. King of Tenaha.  The total amount of electric energy used over the period was $518.13.  Mr. H. A. Monroe, Shelbyville, has the honor to be the first customer to pay his electric bill to the Cooperative.”

 

And that is the way it was in San Augustine County during those past years.  Do you think things have changed just a little?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“NOTES  FROM  HISTORY”

 

BY: NEAL MURPHY

 

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District 23 AA Boys

District 23-2A All-District Boys Basketball District MVP:

 

#3 Ryan Ecker, SR, Gary

 #11 Landon Woodfin, SR, Gary

 

Offensive MVP:

#10 Terry Bussey, FR, Timpson

 

Defensive MVP:

#12 LD Coleman, SR, Shelbyville / #10 JJ Patton, JR, Tenaha

 

Newcomer of the Year:

#1 Donovan Crockett, JR, Timpson

 

Freshman of the Year: #5 Pooh Moore, FR, Tenaha

 

Coach of the Year: Jimmy Wallace, Gary 

 

 

1st Team All-District 

Dakota Beckham, SR, Gary

Lane O'Neal, SR, Gary

Darin Livingston, SOPH, Gary

Drew Fuller, SR, Joaquin

Colton Snider, SR, Martinsville 

Braden Hand, JR, Shelbyville

Trindon Claiborne, JR, Tenaha

Tre Keggler, SR, Tenaha

Alex Tyner, SOPH, Tenaha

LT Washington, SOPH, Timpson 

 

2nd Team All-District

Cole Bragg, SOPH, Joaquin

JJ Mendez, SOPH, Martinsville

Larry Clifton, JR, San Augustine

Zyaire Tanner, JR, San Augustine

Franydric Buckley, FR, Shelbyville

Michael Carrillo, JR, Shelbyville

Nick Bennett, SR, Timpson

Hunter Tipton, JR, Timpson

Dajuan Tutt, SR, Timpson

Mickey Gardner. SR. Tenaha 

SFA Opera Theater to present selections from 'Così fan tutte,' 'Die Fledermaus'

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Rehearsal time lost during spring break is always a consideration for the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music as it prepares to present the SFA Opera Theater each spring.

 

But throw in an additional seven days of lost rehearsal time caused by an unprecedented winter storm that shut down the entire state of Texas for a week, and you have a situation that demands creative, detailed scheduling to make up for lost time.

 

Dr. Deborah Dalton, associate professor of voice at SFA, believes the voice students can and will rise to the challenge.

 

“We are scrambling,” she said. “We lost six two-hour rehearsals to the storms, so now we are playing catch-up. It is difficult but not impossible.”

 

This year’s opera theatre, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, March 25 through 27, will feature portions of two operas: Act I of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Così fan tutte,” or “School for Lovers,” followed by Act II finale of “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss. These selections were made with COVID-19 social distancing protocols in mind, Dalton said.

 

“I needed to find something with a small cast – six roles – in order to be able to observe social distancing for safety,” she said. “It would also need to be shorter so that we could use the disinfecting foggers every 30 minutes. ‘Così fan tutte’ fit those parameters and offers the singers an opportunity to learn how to sing Mozart recitatives.”

 

Additionally, SFA’s production of two shorter operas in 2020, “The Medium” and “Sister Angelica,” only had men in an offstage chorus. Then COVID hit, and the School of Music had to cancel all performances. As a result, Dalton was looking for a work that would feature some of those younger vocalists whose performance opportunities were cut short last year by the pandemic.

 

“I needed to find a piece that featured a chorus to give the younger singers some stage experience,” Dalton said. “The Act II finale of ‘Die Fledermaus’ is roughly 15 minutes long. The chorus is featured in some of the most gorgeous waltzes by the “Waltz King,” Johann Strauss.”

 

Directing an opera performance in a pandemic has its share of obstacles to overcome.

 

“That has really been a challenge for all of us,” Dalton said. “All of the singers will perform masked, and as I said previously, we must take breaks every half hour to fog the stage. It has taken lots of creativity to stage the love scenes with the lovers 6-to-10 feet apart. For ‘Die Fledermaus,’ the challenge is to place the chorus far enough apart to be socially distant on a much smaller stage – Cole Concert Hall.”

 

Opera performances traditionally take place on the spacious stage in W.M. Turner Auditorium. But with Griffith Fine Arts Building in the midst of a major renovation and expansion project, most music performances are now being held in Cole Concert Hall.

 

Because of other pandemic-related limitations, costume design and set design were also scaled back. For ‘Così,’ the costumes are rented from Norcostco, a costume rental company in Dallas. This presentation of “Fledermaus” is set in contemporary time, so the men have been asked to wear tuxedos, and the women, an evening gown similar to a prom dress. A few special costumes were rented from Norcostco, as well.

 

“We’re still working on a solution for the sets,” Dalton said. “Our venue is a concert hall stage, not a theater, so there are no curtains or line sets to hang back drops. The beautiful costumes, props and some furniture pieces will suggest time and place.”

 

Creative scheduling is helping to make up for lost rehearsal time.

 

“Assistant director Nita Hudson does a wonderful job scheduling our rehearsals in a way that each segment of a show is blocked/sung by both casts in one rehearsal, and then we work on that same segment a few days later,” Dalton explained. “I am confident that our students will rise to this challenge and perform beautifully.”

 

The memorable music and funny story lines for each of the operas should give patrons a respite from the anxiety of the past year, Dalton said.

 

“I hope that patrons will enjoy a break from the stresses of this past year and leave smiling and humming the beautiful tunes,” she said. “I also hope they realize all the many hours and hard work that these students have put into their performances in addition to all of their classes, COVID, snow and ice storms, etc.

 

“The finale of Act I in ‘Così’ is hilarious!” she added. “The men, disguised as Albanians, are wooing each other’s fiancés in order to win a bet that the ladies will remain faithful and not give in to the temptation of these exotic visitors. The men rush in drinking ‘poison’ because the ladies have rejected their advances. Chaos ensues. The ladies are shocked, the men are delighted, and the maid comes in disguised as a famous doctor to take away the effects of the poison. It definitely leaves you laughing and wanting more!”

 

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 25 through 27, in Cole Concert Hall. Seating is limited, and audience members will be required to wear face masks and social distance from others not in their immediate group. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7.50 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, visit finearts.sfasu.edu or call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407. Free access to online, livestreamed performances will be available at music.sfasu.edu each night. For more information about the School of Music, call (936) 468-4602.

 

Walk Across Texas

Get Up & GO Shelby County:

 

Shelby County Get Up & Go - Walk Across Texas Program to Begin Get Up off the couch, dust off those walking shoes and join in as we “Walk Across Texas!” Recruit a group of eight people or sign up as a solo walker and participate with other teams and individuals to walk and get back active over eight weeks from March 15 – May 3, 2021. The goal is to walk at least 830 miles (the distance from Longview to El Paso)
in eight weeks. You can walk around the park, your neighborhood, at the gym, wherever your feet will take you to meet the goal. You can also participate in other activities as well; 20 minutes of physical activity is equal to one mile in most cases.


There is no entry fee. The event is open to the public, both adult and youth. There will be
Exercise Leaders that will meet in various locations around town to walk at different times
during the week. We will have a Facebook group with dates, locations, and times to meet.
There will also be other opportunities to workout by doing other activities.
There are three ways you can register to participate in this event:

• At the Extension office, 266 Nacogdoches Street. Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. –
4:00 p.m. Deadline to register at the office is Thursday, March 18, 2021.
Additional information on the event will be available for pick-up at the office.

• At the Kick-off Event, Portacool Park. Team and individual registration will be
from 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. and the walk will start at 5:45 p.m.
• Online at https://howdyhealth.org/ (Please call the office if you need assistance)


The kick-off will be held on Monday, March 15th at the Portacool Park. Come to the Kick-Off and walk your first mile or more with other walkers from Shelby County. Each individual will exercise and/or walk at YOUR OWN PACE! Each person will be rewarded each time you reach a program milestone.


Walk Across Texas, sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Shelby
County Chamber of Commerce – Health and Fitness Committee is a fun, flexible, and FREE
way to encourage people to exercise. For more information, call Feleshia Thompson, CEA-FCH at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Shelby County at 936-598-7744 or email at
feleshia.thompson@ag.tamu.edu.

 

Save Our Seniors Update

There are still appointments left for the COVID vaccination clinic being held today at the Windham Civic Center. Military medical personnel are conducting the clinic.

Any one in Category 1A-Frontline Healthcare workers Or Category 1B-People 65+ or people 16+ with a health condition that increases risk of severe COVID?19 illness can schedule an appointment by calling 936-591-4050 before 3:00 PM today.

 

Boys Basketball All-District Announced, Harrison District Co-Coach of the Year

The Boys Basketball All District Teams were announced today. Here are the members of the Roughriders Varsity Boys Team that received acknowledgement: 

 

Offensive MVP: 

Christopher (MarMar) Evans #2 - Sophomore

 

1st Team: 

Makel Johnson #3 - Junior

Jermaine Preston #12 - Senior

 

2nd Team:

Jake Liker #5 - Senior

Kedrin Hinson #22 - Sophomore

 

Honorable Mention:

Marques Hall #10 - Senior

Jake Morris #13 - Sophomore

Emonte Cross #4 - Freshman

Dean Lester #20 - Junior

 

Academic All-District:

Jake Liker #5 - Senior

Marques Hall #10 - Senior

Dreyven Emerson #15 - Senior

Dean Lester #20 - Junior

Wyatt Stone #24 - Junior

Jake Morris #13 - Sophomore

 

Co-Coach of the Year

Hiram Harrison 

Nacogdoches Man Arrested for Sexual Assault

A Nacogdoches man has been arrested for sexual assault of a child after he confessed to the crime to an Investigator with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office.

 

The victim in the case made an outcry to a family member who notified the Sheriff’s Office. A Sane exam and forensic interview was conducted which revealed the child had been sexually assaulted on numerous occasions over the course of several years.

 

The suspect, Jesus Bautista was interviewed at the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office. During the interview Bautista gave a full confession to the crime stating that he had sexually assaulted the young girl, less than 10 years of age on numerous occasions over a three year period.

 

Jesus Bautista, 23 years of age who is currently employed as a TDCJ guard was arrested at the Sheriff’s Office after giving a full confession to his crimes. Bautista was booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail and charged with Continuous Sexual Abuse of a child a 1st degree felony. Bond has been set at $500,000.00.

 

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has been notified of Bautista’s arrest.

 

 

Shelbyville ISD School Board Agenda

Notice of Regular Meeting

Board of Trustees

Shelbyville Independent School District

March, 2021

 

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Shelbyville Independent School District will be held on Monday, March 8, 2021, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the Board Room of the Shelbyville Independent School District at 5322 Hwy 87 S, Shelbyville, Texas.

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice. Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.

 

  1. Call to order
  2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Open forum
  4. Consent agenda
  1. Minutes of the February 18, 2021; March 1, 2021; and March 3, 2021 meetings of the board
  2. Monthly financial reports
  1. Consider for approval
  1. School Board Election Judge and Alternate Judge
  2. Application for Staff Development Waiver
  3. Change in April School Board Meeting Date
  1. Principal’s Reports
  1. Campus events
  2. Recognition of Staff and/or Students
  1. Superintendent’s Reports
  1. Region 7 Board Election
  2. Articles of Interest
  3. General Updates
  1. Executive Session
  1. Consider Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Position
  2. Consider Elementary Principal Position
  3. Resignations/Employment
  4. Personnel
  1. Open Session
  2. Adjournment

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f). Before any closed meeting is convened, the presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting. [See BEC(LEGAL)]

This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act on March 3, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.

 

                                                                                                  __________________________

Ray West, Superintendent

Joaquin Baseball Game Location Change (Updated)

The Joaquin baseball game scheduled to be played today (03/03) in Gary has been moved to be played at Joaquin with a start time of 6:30 p.m.

 

UPDATE from Coach Lawson: The start time for this game has been moved up to 5:00 p.m. Additionally, it will be a double header as opposed to a single game. Go Rams! 

Stolen Car

On 03/003/2021 An individual entered the property of East Texas Collision Center on Loop 500 in Center, Texas. There the individual took without permission a 1986 Chevrolet Caprice maroon or Burgundy in color. This vehicle was stopped in the early morning hours of 03/03/2021 (same day) approximately 02:40 am, by Desoto Parish Deputies, before anyone knew the car was stolen. The driver was Identified, and has been confirmed by Desoto Parish Deputy as one Carlos Deshun Cowthorn of Shreveport.  Any information concerning this matter can be reported to the Center Police Department at 936-598-2788.

 

 

COVID "Save the Seniors" Vaccinations

 

Governor Abbot’s “Save the Seniors” COVID vaccination initiative is coming to Shelby County tomorrow and some vaccination appointments are still available at this time. This initiative is targeting adults 75 years old and older but we have appointments left and can schedule anyone in Category 1b (65 and older) also.

 

Military medical personnel will be administering the vaccine at the Windham Civic Center tomorrow Thursday March 4th.  An appointment is necessary so please call the Shelby Co Emergency Management Office at 936-598-3664 until 3:30 today to schedule an appointment.

 

Unique Boutique Grand Opening

The Unique Boutique will have a Grand Opening on Thursday, March 18th at 10:00 am. The mission of the Unique Boutique is to help fund all programs of Shelby County Outreach Ministries, which are The Helping Hands Outreach Center, Senior Nutrition Site, Meals on Wheels, and The Unique Boutique. A Special Thanks to Cody Russell, who was the General Contractor overseeing the repairs, and to the Center Noon Lions Club, The United Way, and The Temple Foundation for contributing funds to help reopen our store. The Unique Boutique will be open from 9-4, Monday – Friday. For more information, please call 936-591-8190.

2021 Shelby Co. Livestock Show

 

The 16th Annual Shelby County 4-H & FFA Livestock Show was held February 27, 2021 at the Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Arena with over 100 exhibitors. Weigh-in of market animals started at 7:30 a.m. and the show began at 10:00 a.m. with rabbits judged by Mr. Frank Farrow. Carl Muntean, judged the lambs, goats, swine, and cattle. Both judges were very informative and interactive with the youth and animals. The Buyers Appreciation dinner and Livestock Auction was held later the same day at the John Dean Windham Civic Center. 

 

The livestock auction premium money totaled just over $79,334 for local 4-H and FFA members according to Lane Dunn, Show Chairman. We would like to say a special thank you to all contributors and bidders for making this year’s auction our most successful ever.

 

The following are the results of the show and auction:

 

Champions Row Represented By:

 

Kayson Pledger of Timpson FFA showed the Grand Champion Steer.  Following the show, Kayson’s steer sold at the livestock auction for $11,000 with Hawkeye Hunting Club purchasing the 1,310-pound steer.

 

Reserve Champion Steer honor went to Cassie Nutt of Shelby Co. 4-H. Cassie’s steer was purchased by Despino Tire for $3,500.

 

The Grand Champion Market Swine was shown by Irelynn Clouse of Joaquin FFA with Shelby Savings Bank and General Shelters purchasing the champion hog for $3,500.

 

Alexis Clouse of Joaquin FFA showed the Reserve Champion Market Swine.  The hog was sold to Farmers State Bank for $2,000.

 

In the Market Goat division, Avery Metcalf of Timpson FFA showed the Grand Champion. Avery’s goat was purchased for $3,000 by Farmers State Bank.

 

The Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat was shown by Alyssa Cummings of Joaquin FFA. Alyssa’s goat was purchased for $2,000 by Center Livestock Auction Barn.

 

Jairo Blanco of Joaquin FFA showed the Grand Champion Market Lamb in Saturday’s Show.  State Representative Chris Paddie purchased Jairo’s lamb for $3,000.

 

Reserve Champion honors in the Market Lamb division went to Clayton Hinton of Shelbyville FFA. Border’s Poultry were the winning bidders for $2,750.

 

The Grand Champion Market Rabbit was shown by Chris Bartlett of Center FFA. Chris will receive premium money in the amount of $400.  Katie Ford of Center FFA showed the Reserve Grand Champion pen of market rabbits. She will receive $350 in premium money.

 

Other placings in Saturday's Show were as follows:

 

Rabbit Show Results:

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Breeding Rabbits - Doe:

Lexie Truitt (Center FFA) - Grand Champion

Celeste Elliott (Shelbyville FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Breeding Rabbits - Buck:

Alaina Haley (Shelbyville FFA) - Grand Champion

Brylee Scarborough (Shelbyville FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Chinchilla Breeding Rabbits - Doe:

Celeste Elliott (Shelbyville FFA) - Grand Champion

Malachi McArthur (Shelbyville FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Chinchilla Breeding Rabbits - Doe:

Celeste Elliott (Shelbyville FFA) - First

Malachi McArthur (Shelbyville FFA) - Second

River Williford (Shelbyville FFA) – Third

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Harlequin Breeding Rabbits - Doe:

Lucas Bass (Shelbyville FFA) - Grand Champion

McKayla Huss (Timpson FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Harlequin Breeding Rabbits - Doe:

Lucas Bass (Shelbyville FFA) - First

McKayla Huss (Timpson FFA) - Second

Brittany Bartee (Shelbyville FFA) – Third

 

 

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Mini Rex Breeding Rabbits - Doe:

Chloe Musico (Shelbyville FFA) - Grand Champion

Hunter Bartee (Shelbyville FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Mini Rex Breeding Rabbits - Doe:

Chloe Musico (Shelbyville FFA) - First

Hunter Bartee (Shelbyville FFA) – Second

Logan Williams (Shelbyville FFA) – Third

Aubre Andrusick (Center FFA) – Fourth

Abby Messer (Shelby Co. 4-H) – Fifth

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Standard Rex Breeding Rabbits - Doe:

Kaylin Miller (Shelbyville FFA) - Grand Champion

Liela Klein (Shelbyville FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Standard Rex Breeding Rabbits - Doe:

Kaylin Miller (Shelbyville FFA) - First

Liela Klein (Shelbyville FFA) - Second

Logan Williams (Shelbyville FFA) – Third

Claire Johnson (Timpson FFA) – Fourth

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion AOB Breeding Rabbits - Doe:

Lexie Truitt (Center FFA) - Grand Champion

River Williford (Shelbyville FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

AOB Breeding Rabbits - Doe:

Lexie Truitt (Center FFA) - First

River Williford (Shelbyville FFA) - Second

Banner Warr (Timpson FFA) – Third

Liela Klein (Shelbyville FFA) – Fourth

Makenzi Lyons (Shelbyville FFA) – Fifth

Celeste Holloway (Shelbyville FFA) – Sixth

Makenzi Lyons (Shelbyville FFA) – Seventh

Emmalee Richardson (Timpson FFA) - Eighth

 

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Californian Breeding Rabbits - Buck:

Brylee Scarborough (Shelbyville FFA) - Grand Champion

Madalin Posey (Timpson FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Californian Breeding Rabbits - Buck:

Brylee Scarborough (Shelbyville FFA) - First

Madalin Posey (Timpson FFA) - Second

Cullen Freeman (Joaquin FFA) – Third

 

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion French Lop Breeding Rabbits - Buck:

Liela Klein (Shelbyville FFA) - Grand Champion

Dixie Spence (Timpson FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

French Lop Breeding Rabbits - Buck:

Liela Klein (Shelbyville FFA) - First

Dixie Spence (Timpson FFA) – Second

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Mini Rex Breeding Rabbits - Buck:

Chloe Musico (Shelbyville FFA) - Grand Champion

Adly Messer (Shelby Co. 4-H) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Mini Rex Breeding Rabbits - Buck:

Chloe Musico (Shelbyville FFA) - First

Adly Messer (Shelby Co. 4-H) – Second

Cara Searcy (Timpson FFA) – Third

Madalin Posey (Timpson FFA) – Fourth

Jedd Wagstaff (Shelbyville FFA) – Fifth

Kayla Garcia (Shelbyville FFA) – Sixth

Addison Lloyd (Shelbyville FFA) – Seventh

Adly Messer (Shelby Co. 4-H) – Eighth

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Standard Rex Breeding Rabbits - Buck:

Layci Sample (Timpson FFA) - Grand Champion

Allie Jones (Shelbyville FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Standard Rex Breeding Rabbits - Buck:

Lacy Sample (Timpson FFA) - First

Allie Jones (Shelbyville FFA) - Second

Ashton Bragg (Shelbyville FFA) - Third

 

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion AOB Breeding Rabbits - Buck:

Alaina Haley (Shelbyville FFA) - Grand Champion

Logan Williams (Shelbyville FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

AOB Breeding Rabbits - Buck:

Alaina Haley (Shelbyville FFA) - First

Logan Williams (Shelbyville FFA) – Second

Kayla Garcia (Shelbyville FFA) – Third

Delaney Dunn (Shelbyville FFA) – Fourth

Bailey Shadix (Timpson FFA) – Fifth

Trinity Spencer (Timpson FFA) – Sixth

Cullen Freeman (Joaquin FFA) – Seventh

Liela Klein (Shelbyville FFA) - Eighth

 

Market Rabbits:

Chris Bartlett (Center FFA) - Grand Champion Rabbit

Katie Ford (Center FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion Rabbit

Jimmarion Smith (Center FFA) - 3rd Place

Lexie Truitt (Center FFA) - 4th Place

 

 

 

Lamb Show Results:

 

Lamb Showmanship Results:

 

Farm Bureau presented Jairo Blanco of Joaquin FFA with the Champion Senior Lamb Showmanship buckle. Jacie Lee of Center FFA received the Champion Junior Lamb Showmanship buckle from Shelby Co. 4-H.

 

Highest Placing Senior Scholarship Market Lamb – Jairo Blanco (Joaquin FFA) was awarded this $500 scholarship

 

Market Lambs Class 1:

Abby Messer (Shelby Co. 4-H) - First

Bryleigh Lynch (Joaquin FFA) - Second

Haleigh Lynch (Joaquin FFA) - Third

Lance Holloway (Center FFA) – Fourth

Adly Messer (Shelby Co. 4-H) – Fifth

Kennedy Bush (Center FFA) – Sixth

 

Market Lambs Class 2:

Clayton Hinton (Shelbyville FFA) - First

Landree Jousan (Shelby Co. 4-H) - Second

Catherine Searcy (Timpson FFA) - Third

Jacie Lee (Center FFA) – Fourth

 

Market Lambs Class 3:

Jairo Blanco (Joaquin FFA) - First

Kenzie Walton (Timpson FFA) - Second

Cara Searcy (Timpson FFA) – Third

Cameron Bennett (Timpson FFA) – Fourth

Kallie Solomon (Timpson FFA) - Fifth

 

Market Lambs Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion and Sale Order:

  • Jairo Blanco, Joaquin FFA - Grand Champion purchased by State Representative Chris Paddie for $3,000
  • Clayton Hinton, Shelbyville FFA - Reserve Grand Champion purchased by Borders Poultry for $2,750
  • Kenzie Walton, Timpson FFA – purchased by Austin State Bank for $2,000
  • Landree Jousan, Shelby Co. 4-H – purchased by Shelby County Farm Bureau for $2,600
  • Catherine Searcy, Timpson FFA – Shelby Savings Bank and General Shelters for $1,500
  • Jacie Lee, Center FFA – purchased by Farmers State Bank for $1,600
  • Cara Searcy, Timpson FFA – purchased by Cobb Hatchery for $1,600
  • Abby Messer, Shelby Co. 4-H – purchased by P5 Cattle Company for $2,749

 

 

 

Goat Show Results:

 

Goat Showmanship Results:

 

In the Goat division, Kayla White of Shelbyville FFA was named Champion Senior Showman and was presented a buckle by Timpson FFA.  Avery Metcalf of Timpson FFA was named Champion Junior Showman and her buckle was presented by Farm Bureau.

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Breeding Goats - Doe:

Thalia Hernandez (Joaquin FFA) - Grand Champion

 

Breeding Goats - Doe:

Thalia Hernandez (Joaquin FFA) - First

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Market Goats:

Avery Metcalf (Timpson FFA) - Grand Champion

Alyssa Cummings (Joaquin FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Market Goats Class 1:

Keelie McDonald (Timpson FFA) – First

Emmalee Richardson (Timpson FFA) – Second

Brittany Bartee (Shelbyville FFA) – Third

Thalia Hernandez (Joaquin FFA) – Fourth

 

Market Goats Class 2:

Hannah Wages (Center FFA) – First

Shelby Holloway (Timpson FFA) – Second

Malachi McArthur (Shelbyville FFA) – Third

Carsey Lovell (Shelbyville FFA) – Fourth

Hunter Bartee (Shelbyville FFA) - Fifth

 

Market Goats Class 3:

Alyssa Cummings (Joaquin FFA) – First

Ashton Bragg (Shelbyville FFA) – Second

Wyatt Foster (Shelby Co. 4-H) – Third

Grayson Hightower (Shelby Co. 4-H) – Fourth

Lauren Neal (Joaquin FFA) – Fifth

 

Market Goats Class 4:

Avery Metcalf (Timpson FFA) – First

Ashlynn McNutt (Timpson FFA) – Second

Naomie Meyers (Joaquin FFA) – Third

Kayla White (Shelbyville FFA) – Fourth

Markus Harber, Jr. (Timpson FFA) – Fifth

Bailey Shadix (Timpson FFA) - Sixth

 

 

Market Goats - Grand Champion & Reserve Grand Champion Sale Order:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swine Show Results:

 

Swine Showmanship Results:

 

Logan Meyer of Center FFA was named Champion Senior Swine Showman.  The trophy buckle was presented by Shelby County Farm Bureau.  Center FFA presented the Junior Champion Swine Showman buckle to Irelynn Clouse of Joaquin FFA.

 

Highest Placing Senior Scholarship Market Swine – Logan Williams (Shelbyville FFA) was awarded this $500 scholarship

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Breeding Swine - Gilt

Tucker Meyer (Center FFA) - Grand Champion

Logan Meyer (Center FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Breeding Swine - Gilt

Tucker Meyer (Center FFA) - 1

Logan Meyer (Center FFA) – 2

Kiptyn Phelps (Shelby Co. 4-H) – 3

Logan Meyer (Center FFA) – 4

Tucker Meyer (Center FFA) – 5

Logan Meyer (Center FFA) - 6

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Market Swine

Irelynn Clouse (Joaquin FFA) - Grand Champion

Alexis Clouse (Joaquin FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Market Swine Class 1:

Mason Hughes (Timpson FFA) – First

Logan Williams (Shelbyville FFA) – Second

Kenley Moore (Timpson FFA) – Third

Trevor Hightower (Shelby Co. 4-H) – Fourth

Dixie Spence (Timpson FFA) - Fifth


Market Swine Class 2:           

Irelynn Clouse (Joaquin FFA) - First

Jayden Cater (Joaquin FFA) - Second

Kaylee Oliver (Joaquin FFA) - Third

Emma Kaluza (Timpson FFA) – Fourth

 

Market Swine Class 3:

Logan Meyer (Center FFA) – First

Taylor Stewart (Timpson FFA) – Second

River Williford (Shelbyville FFA) - Third

 

 

Market Swine Class 4:

Alexis Clouse (Joaquin FFA) – First

Stormie Meyers (Joaquin FFA) – Second

Corben Odom (Center FFA) – Third

Lily Haley (Shelbyville FFA) – Fourth

Alaina Haley (Shelbyville FFA) – Fifth

 

Market Swine Class 5:

Tucker Meyer (Center FFA) – First

Kylie Snell (Shelbyville FFA) – Second

Kiptyn Phelps (Shelby Co. 4-H) – Third

Lillian Etheridge (Shelbyville FFA) – Fourth

Slade Kirby (Center FFA) - Fifth

 

 

Market Swine Sale Order:

  • Irelynn Clouse, Joaquin FFA - Grand Champion purchased by Shelby Savings Bank and General Shelters for $3,500
  • Alexis Clouse, Joaquin FFA - Reserve Grand Champion purchased by Farmers State for $2,000
  • Stormie Meyers, Joaquin FFA - purchased by Keith Oswalt Logging for $1,990
  • Jayden Cater, Joaquin FFA - purchased by K&L Management, Klein Cattle Company, Hammer Equipment, Collin Hairgrove, Marcus McCann, Worsham’s Grocery for $1,500
  • Kaylee Oliver, Joaquin FFA - purchased by Shelby Savings Bank and General Shelters for $1,700
  • Mason Hughes, Joaquin FFA - purchased by K&L Management, Klein Cattle Company, Hammer Equipment, Collin Hairgrove, Marcus McCann, Worsham’s Grocery for $1,600
  • Logan Williams, Shelbyville FFA – purchased by Hawkeye Hunting Club for $1,700
  • Logan Meyer, Center FFA – purchased by Shelby County Farm Bureau for $1,999

 

 

Beef Show Results are as follows:

 

Beef Showmanship Results:

In the Beef division, Wesley Wages of Center FFA was presented with the Senior Beef Showmanship buckle by Joaquin FFA. Shelbyville FFA presented Cassie Nutt of Shelby Co. 4-H with the Junior Beef Showmanship buckle.

 

 

The Highest Placing Champion County Bred Heifer:

Was shown by Wesley Wages. Wesley will receive $750 from Link Charolais & Dr. Derek Grant.  The 2nd place County Bred Heifer was shown by Mayson Harbison. Mayson will receive $250 from Link Charolais & Dr. Derek Grant.

 

 

Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Heifers of Show:

Allison Gamble (Shelby Co. 4-H) - Grand Champion

Tucker Gamble (Shelby Co. 4-H) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

 

Division Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion American/American Cross Heifer

Landree Jousan (Shelby Co. 4-H) - Grand Champion Division

Mayson Harbison (Timpson FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion Division

 

American/American Cross: Class 1

Ally Kimbro (Timpson FFA) - First

Brecken Kimbro (Timpson FFA) - Second

 

American/American Cross: Class 2

Baylor Kimbro (Timpson FFA) - First

Brecken Kimbro (Timpson FFA) - Second

 

American/American Cross: Class 3

Baylor Kimbro (Timpson FFA) - First

Samantha Wainwright (Shelbyville FFA) - Second

 

American/American Cross: Class 4

Landree Jousan (Shelby Co. 4-H) – First

Cale Cornelius (Timpson FFA) – Second

Mayson Harbison (Timpson FFA) - Third

 

American/American Cross Heifer: Class 5

Tate Barnes (Timpson FFA) – First

 

American/American Cross Heifer: Class 6

Landree Jousan (Shelby Co. 4-H) – First

 

American/American Cross Heifer: Class 7

Landree Jousan (Shelby Co. 4-H) – First

Tate Barnes (Timpson FFA) – Second

Brant Barnes (Timpson FFA) – Third

 

American/American Cross Heifer: Class 8

Ally Kimbro (Timpson FFA) – First

Tate Barnes (Timpson FFA) – Second

 

 

 

American/American Cross Heifer: Class 9

Mayson Harbison (Timpson FFA) - First

Delaney Dunn (Shelbyville FFA) – Second

 

 

Division Grand Champion and Reserve Champion English and English Cross Heifers:

Allison Gamble (Shelby Co. 4-H) - Grand Champion Division

Hannah Wages (Center FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion Division

 

English and English Cross Heifer: Class 1

Hannah Wages (Center FFA) - First

 

English and English Cross Heifer: Class 2

Allison Gamble (Shelby Co. 4-H) - First

 

 

Division Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers:

Tucker Gamble (Shelby Co. 4-H) - Division Grand Champion

Wesley Wages (Center FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers: Class 1

Camille Greer (Shelby Co. 4-H) – First

Carter Greer (Shelby Co. 4-H) - Second

 

Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers: Class 2

Tucker Gamble (Shelby Co. 4-H) – First

 

Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers: Class 3

Wesley Wages (Center FFA) - First

 

 

Bull Show Results:

 

Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Bull of Show:

Camille Greer (Shelby Co. 4-H) - Grand Champion

Wesley Wages (Center FFA) – Reserve Champion

 

Breeding Bull:

Camille Greer (Shelby Co. 4-H) - First

Wesley Wages (Center FFA) – Second

 

 

 

 

 

 

Market Steer Results:

 

 

Larry Hagler Memorial Scholarship Highest Placing Senior Market Steer:

Ethan Wood was awarded this $500 scholarship

 

The Highest Placing Champion County Bred Steer:

Was shown by Cassie Nutt. Cassie will receive $1,000 from Farmers State Bank.  The 2nd place County Bred Steer was shown by Connor Nutt. Connor will receive $250 presented by Livestock Nutrition Center. The 3rd place County Bred Steer was shown by Kayden Nutt. Kayden will receive $150 presented by Shelby County Farm Bureau

 

Highest Gaining Steer Award:

Went to Wesley Wages. Wesley will receive $150 presented by Livestock Nutrition Center

 

Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Steers:

Kayson Pledger (Timpson FFA) - Grand Champion

Cassie Nutt (Shelby Co. 4-H) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Steer Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion and Sale Order:

  • Kayson Pledger, Timpson FFA - Grand Champion purchased by Hawkeye Hunting Club purchased for $11,000
  • Cassie Nutt, Shelby Co. 4-H - Reserve Grand Champion purchased by Despino Tire for $3,500
  • Wesley Wages, Center FFA – purchased by Aethon Energy, Rydaco, Sabine State Bank, Mettauer Law Firm, Farmers Insurance, Joe Bill & Connie Mettauer, R&D Distributing for $2,500
  • Ethan Wood, Joaquin FFA – purchased by TriState Vac & Rental, Eastern Fishing & Rental, Southern Transport, Herrington Services, Topline Rental, Adams Ford, Red Diamond Oilfield, Smires Testing for $3,499
  • Conner Nutt, Shelby Co. 4-H – purchased by Shelby Savings Bank and General Shelters for $2,000
  • Kayden Nutt, Shelby Co. 4-H – purchased by Boles Feed, Fish & Still Equipment, Azure, Judge Allison Harbison, Payne’s Community News, Ihlo Sales, Jack’s Saw Shop, First Financial for $1,750
  • Braxton Weir, Joaquin FFA – purchased by Raymond Construction, Shelby Veterinary Associates, Few Ready Mix, Cockrell Farms, Toledo Finance Corp., Dairy Queen, State Farm Insurance – Chris Mayfield, Steel Building Supply, Bounds Insurance, Hardy’s Machine Shop, Chance & Julie David for $1,750
  • McKayla Huss, Timpson FFA – purchased by Ki Cattle and Nacogdoches Livestock for $3,499

 

 

 

We would also like to thank the following contributors:

 

 

Hawkeye Hunting Club

Farmer’s State Bank

Shelby Savings Bank

Shelby County Farm Bureau

Mackey Cattle

Tyson-Center

Borders Poultry Supply

Austin Bank

Mathews Real Estate

Deep East Texas Electric Co-op

Center Livestock Auction Barn

McAdam's Propane

American State Bank

Cobb Hatchery

General Shelters

Keith Oswalt Logging

Boles Feed

P5 Cattle Co.

Fish & Still Equipment

Despino Tire

State Representative Chris Paddie

Timpson/Joaquin Quick Stop

Azure

JML Management

Hammer Equipment

Collin Hairgrove

Marcus McCann

High Roller Logistics

Nacogdoches Livestock Exchange

Ki Cattle

Dr. Dixon Golden

Raymond Construction

Smith Sawmill Service

ULTRA Inc.

K&L Contractors

Klein Cattle Company

First Financial Bank

Ward Animal Hospital

Lola Farms

Shelby Veterinary Associates

Heritage Land Bank

Aurora Concepts

Aethon Energy

Rydaco

Sabine State Bank

Joe Bill & Connie Mettauer

Nix Forest Industries

Livestock Nutrition Center

Few Ready Mix

Cockrell Farms

E5 Oilfield Services LLC

Toledo Finance Corp.

Mettauer Law Firm

R&D Distributing

Ace Hardware of East Texas

Center Tire Co.

Chris Link (Link Charolais)

Odessa Link

Toledo Automotive Supply

Factory Direct Portable Buildings

Common Disposal

L&R Timber

5M Gas LLC

T-5 Construction

Farmers Insurance Group

Worsham’s Grocery

Bancorp South

Chance & Julie David

Timpson Tamco

Shoop Financial

Ross Lumber

Hudson Auto Parts

McDonald & Sons Hardware

Rancho Grande - Timpson

Payne’s Community News

Ihlo Sales

Jack’s Saw Shop

Dairy Queen

State Farm-Chris Mayfield

Action Credit

Debby & Tim Amos

Bulldog Tire

Don’s Plumbing

The Coral Cactus

Texas Credit Corporation

James & Robin Conway

James Ramsey Construction

Steel Building Supply

Bounds Insurance

Hardy’s Machine Shop

Judge Allison Harbison

Red River Credit Corporation

Kowgirl's Kitchen

Craig & Sandra Richardson

Robin Connell

Hudman Floral & Gifts

Jim & Melanie Rader

John Paul & Dixie Lawson

TriState Vac & Rental

Eastern Fishing & Rental

Southern Transport

Herrington Services

Topline Rental

Adams Ford

Red Diamond Oilfield

Smires Testing

 

The following individuals and businesses have graciously donated time, effort and materials to the success of our Livestock Show and Sale.  We would like to take this time to personally thank them for their continued support of the youth of Shelby County:

 

John Snider

Terry Allen

Ed Johnson

Rick Campbell

Boo Klein

Robert Griffin

Scott Flowers

Paul Pustka

Shelby County Farm Bureau Board of Directors

 

Congratulations to all of our exhibitors and thank you to all those who donate and volunteer to make this program a huge success!

 

The members of Texas A&M AgriLife will provide equal opportunities in programs and activities, education, and employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity throughout Texas A&M AgriLife.  The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating  Anyone needing special assistance at an Extension Program should contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office of Shelby County at (936) 598-7744 at least two weeks prior to the program or event.

 

 

 

Tenaha Baseball Game Change

March 3rd, Baseballl vs Shelbyville moved to Saturday, March 6th

March 5th, Baseball vs Shelbyville moved to Saturday, March 6th also.

Saturday, March 6th Double Header at 1:00 pm

COVID's Devastating Impact on Texas Children

AUSTIN, Texas -- When it comes to protecting children during the pandemic, Texas has not fared well compared with many other states.

new report examines three factors that make it increasingly challenging for America's kids during the pandemic: hunger, lack of tools for remote learning, and difficulty for families to pay their bills.

Data for the report was evaluated at the one-year mark of nationwide school closures due to COVID-19 by Save the Children.

Meredith Reid, Texas deputy director for the group, said Texas ranked among the bottom 10 states.

"At the end of 2020, 21% of Texas households with kids reported not having enough food to eat," Reid noted. "That's more than one in five families in Texas struggling to put food on the table."

The data collection ended before the devastating winter storm last month that left many Texans without power or water for more than a week.

The report showed states where children are faring best are not necessarily the ones with the lowest COVID cases, but instead are those that have made significant investments in comprehensive early childhood programs such as Minnesota, Utah and Washington.

Reid added last month Save the Children was able to provide 10,000 boxes or 300,000 pounds of food to families in need through the USDA's "Farmers to Families Food Box" program.

"One grandmother at a food distribution was talking about the need that her family was experiencing," Reid recounted. "She'd had her hours reduced at work, and the need for her family was extremely urgent. She was considering what sacrifices she might need to make."

Tamara Sandberg, U.S. food security and nutrition advisor for Save the Children, said it is clear COVID-19 has been a crisis, with millions of kids now hungry, missing out on learning and forced into poverty.

She emphasized the pandemic exacerbated the wide gap between children who are raised in Caucasian families and those raised in Black and Hispanic families.

"These families are twice as likely as white families to lack enough food, they're twice as likely to be struggling with housing costs and they're about one-and-a-half times as likely to have difficulty paying bills," Sandberg outlined.

In addition to equity gaps along income and racial-ethnic lines, the report found children younger than 18 who are poor and live in rural areas are more likely to be negatively impacted.

Tiger News

               

Please visit our district web page for other details on our school and activities: www.tenahaisd.com (The calendar provides the most up to date events)

Tenaha ISD also has a facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/Tenaha-Independent-School-District-486433751368156/

 

March 3, 2021-Baseball vs Shelbyville (There 6:00 pm); JH Track in Corrigan; District 23 AA Selection Committee in Tiger Den

March 4, 2021-HS Track in Groveton

March 5, 2021-Baseball vs Shelbyville (Home) 4:00 pm; Tiger Day 2:00 pm

March 9, 2021-Baseball vs Timpson (Home) 4:00 pm

March 11, 2021-Early Release 11:30; Businessmen’s Meeting; Track in Elysian Fields

March 12, 2021-Baseball vs Timpson (There) 6:00 pm; Teacher In-service/Student Holiday

March14, 2021-Daylight Savings (Set clocks forward 1 hour)

March 15-18, 2021-Spring Break

March 16, 2021-Baseball vs Martinsville (There) 6:00 pm

March 19, 2021-Baseball vs Martinsville (Home) 4:00 pm

March 22, 2021-Board Meeting 5:30 pm

March 23, 2021-Baseball vs Mt. Enterprise (Home) 4:00 pm

March 25, 2021-Band-HS & MS Pre-UIL @ Carthage; Progress Reports

March 26, 2021- Baseball vs Mt. Enterprise (There) 6:00 pm

 

News from the
Federal Program Compliance Division


Please share the following updates related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) with the families in your local education agency.


SNAP Benefit Replacements Due to Winter Storm

On February 19, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received federal approval to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to apply for replacement benefits for food lost or destroyed due to the severe winter weather by dialing 2-1-1.

SNAP recipients who have had food lost or destroyed due to the storm need to apply for replacement food benefits for regular SNAP allotments and SNAP emergency allotments that were provided in response to COVID-19.

SNAP clients are encouraged to stay home and request their replacement food benefits by dialing 2-1-1 and selecting option 2. Alternately, recipients can download Form H1855 (Affidavit for Nonreceipt or Destroyed Food Stamp Benefits) on the HHSC website. To limit exposure to COVID-19, recipients are encouraged to mail or fax the completed form to HHSC instead of visiting their local offices. Completed forms should be mailed to Texas Health and Human Services Commission, PO Box 149027, Austin, TX, 78714-9027, or faxed to 1-877-447-2839. For more information, please visit www.hhs.texas.gov.


SNAP Purchases for Hot Foods

On February 21, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) received federal approval to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to use their food benefits to purchase hot foods and ready-to-eat meals due to impacts from the severe winter storm.

SNAP recipients can now use their benefits for hot foods and ready-to-eat foods, such as rotisserie chicken or grocery store deli foods, at retailers that accept SNAP anywhere in the state.

HHSC received federal approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service. The waiver allows SNAP recipients to purchase these ready-made foods with their Lone Star Cards through the end of March.


Administered by HHSC, SNAP is a federal program that provides food assistance to approximately 1.6 million eligible, low-income families and individuals in Texas. Texans in need can apply for benefits, including SNAP and Medicaid, at www.YourTexasBenefits.com or use the Your Texas Benefits mobile app to manage their benefits. To find local resources in your area, such as food or shelter, please call 2-1-1 and select option 1.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)

 

Many of your families may qualify for FEMA Assistance.   To determine eligibility, families may access the application located on the following FEMA website  https://www.disasterassistance.gov/, Or you can call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362.

As with any disaster relief, we must all be cognizant of the fraud and scams that may arise during a time of recovery or disaster.  Here are five ways you can recognize fraudulent emails, websites, and scams.

  1. Check to make sure the FEMA website you are accessing ends with .gov
  2. FEMA will NOT text you!
  3. Do not trust anyone who offers financial help and then asks for money or personal information. Federal and local disaster workers do not solicit or accept money.
  4. Resist the pressure to act immediately. Scammers pressure you to provide information immediately, they want you to act before you have time to think.
  5. Know how scammers will ask you to pay. They often insist that you pay by sending money through a money transfer company or by putting money on a gift card and then giving them the number on the back.
  6. Stop and talk to someone you trust. Before you do anything else, tell someone - a friend, a family member, a neighbor - what happened. Talking about it could help you realize it is a scam.

Reminder: Tenaha Together Committee continues to support our community and needs the communities support as well.

A few of the things that have been done since the organization of the Tenaha Together Committee includes lights and tree for the square, banners around town,  and the beautiful brick signs entering the town.

Please, if you can make a donation to continue projects like these, send it to: Tenaha Together  c/o Scott Tyner - P. O. Box 318, Tenaha, Texas 75974

"Local Businesses Support the Tenaha Tiger Yearbook"

    

"If you are interested in purchasing a full color yearbook ad for your business, please contact Mrs. Ali Tyner at tynerali@tenahaisd.com."

Tenaha Youth Center-(936) 332-3581

              3576 Hwy 84 East

             Tenaha, Texas 75974

 

 
 
 
 
 

Meningitis Vaccine Clinic for Junior and Seniors 

 

 

March 23 at the High School - hard copies of consents attached and information flyer with link to sign up electronically. 

 

Consents also available in the nurse's office. 

 

Deadline to sign up is March 16. 

 

MONDAY DEADLINE: Showcase Award Entries Due March 8th

Just a quick reminder that the deadline to submit entries for the Headliners Foundation Showcase Award for Enterprise and Innovation is Monday, March 8. Journalism produced in 2020 is eligible for consideration. Rules for Showcase entries can be found here.  The contest entry form can be found here.

 

The Headliners Showcase Award, established in 2013, is the only annual cross-media journalism contest in Texas in which newspapers, broadcast newsrooms, magazines and digital publications compete against one another. The top Gold award has a cash prize of $2,000, with the possibility of one or more Silver Awards of $1,000 being presented. Winners are recognized at our annual Mike Quinn Awards Luncheon in the fall.

 

As always, there is no entry fee, and each outlet may submit up to three entries. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or need further information.

Governor Abbott Lifts Mask Mandate, Opens Texas 100 Percent

AUSTIN -Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order (GA-34)  lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent. The Governor made the announcement at Montelongo's Mexican Restaurant in Lubbock in an address to the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce.

 


"With the medical advancements of vaccines and antibody therapeutic drugs, Texas now has the tools to protect Texans from the virus, said Governor Abbott. "We must now do more to restore livelihoods and normalcy for Texans by opening Texas 100 percent. Make no mistake, COVID-19 has not disappeared, but it is clear from the recoveries, vaccinations, reduced hospitalizations, and safe practices that Texans are using that state mandates are no longer needed. Today's announcement does not abandon safe practices that Texans have mastered over the past year. Instead, it is a reminder that each person has a role to play in their own personal safety and the safety of others. With this executive order, we are ensuring that all businesses and families in Texas have the freedom to determine their own destiny."



During his remarks, the Governor discussed the incredible advancements that Texas has made that allow the state to open fully and lift the mask mandatenoting the rapid increase of vaccines. Nearly 5.7 million vaccine shots have been administered to Texans, and the state is now administering almost one million shots each week. By next Wednesday, about 7 million shots will have been administered in Texas and over half of seniors in Texas will have received a vaccine shot. By the end of March, every senior who wants a vaccine should be able to get one. The vaccine supply continues to increase so rapidly that more and more Texans will soon be eligible to receive a vaccine.



The Governor noted that Texas has a surplus of personal protective equipment and can perform over 100,000 COVID-19 tests a day. The state has invested in a variety of anti-body therapeutic drugs that have kept thousands of Texans out of hospitals. Texans have also adopted daily habits that reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure and infection. More than 2.5 million Texans who were lab confirmed for COVID-19 have recovered since the beginning of the pandemic, and experts note the total number of Texans who have recovered from COVID-19 is likely 4-5 times that amount.The number of active COVID-19 cases is the lowest since Novembermeaning more Texans are recovering from COVID-19 than contracting it.



This executive order rescinds most of the Governor's earlier executive orders related to COVID-19. Effective next Wednesday, all businesses of any type may open to 100% capacity. Additionally, this order ends the statewide mask mandate in Texas. Businesses may still limit capacity or implement additional safety protocols at their own discretion.



If COVID-19 hospitalizations in any of the 22 hospital regions in Texas get above 15% of the hospital bed capacity in that region for seven straight days, a County Judge in that region may use COVID-19 mitigation strategies. However, County Judges may not impose jail time for not following COVID-19 orders nor may any penalties be imposed for failing to wear a face mask. If restrictions are imposed at a County level, those restrictions may not include reducing capacity to less than 50% for any type of entity.



View the Governor's executive order. [ https://open.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/opentexas/EO-GA-34-opening-Texas-response-to-COVID-disaster-IMAGE-03-02-2021.pdf ]

Dr. Hughes is closing his office on 03-31-2021

It is with a heavy heart that Dr. Hughes, Staff and Family are announcing the official closing of Hughes Veterinary Clinic March 31, 2021. Dr. Hughes would like to take this time to thank the community for almost 50 years of dedication to his practice as a Veterinarian. Graduating from Texas A&M's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1972 Dr. Hughes returned to his childhood home starting his career focusing on a large animal practice then transitioning to surgery and small animals, Dr. Hughes added “President of the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medicine” to his long resume as a veterinarian and a community member. The office will be open for appointments Monday-Thursday from 9:00 till 12:00. To honor Dr. Hughes every Friday and Saturday for the month of March the office will be open from 9:00 till 12:00 for walk in vaccinations. We would like to invite the community to come out and pay us a visit. Dr. Hughes will be present and would love to see everyone.

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