News Headlines Archives for 2016-03

New Chicken Express Close to Opening CBC Interviews Steve Windham



(From Left to Right Delna Stoker Mgr., Wynoka Crawtor Asst. Mgr., Steve & Selena Windham Owners)


Recently Center Broad Casting Company sat down to interview Mr. Steve Windham. Mr. Windham Is a self made bussiness man and pilar of the community. He started his career in bussiness buy graduating from Panola college, then Stephen F. Austin University, with a bachelors in bussiness.  He started his first business the quicklube in Center in 1993 with a loan from the bank.  This would just be the begining of Mr. Windham's success as he has opened multiple bussiness over the years.  He now owns 14 business in total, which are 5 quick lubes, 4 carwashes, several manifacturing plants that make the cleaning chemicals for car warshes, and last but not least the new Chicken Express opening soon in Center, Texas.  When questioned why he would want to open a Chicken Express he said "I wanted to provide a good clean family restruant." The Chicken Express is scheduled to open in mid april, providing construsction goes according to plan. It's hours of opperation will be from 10 am- 10pm everyday. The restruant is going to employ 30 people and is already almost fully staffed.  



Mr. Windham's wife and business partner had this to say "At chicken express our goal is to provide great food, friendly fast service with a clean enviroment. We want everyone to come and enjoy eating with us at Chicken Express.  Steve & Selena Windham owners of the Chicken Express invite everyone to come and enjoy our fast, friendly, family, enviroment. Our Menu offers, fried chicke, gizzards, livers, tenders, hotwings and fried catfish fillets. Sides to suit everyone, and remember our famous sweet tea.  Our hours of operation are 10:00 am - 10:00 pm, Monday thru Sunday."



The VFW Honors those who fought in Somali

The VFW Honored those who served in Somali today at 10:00 a.m on the Center City Square.


About Somalia:
The Battle of Mogadishu or Day of the Rangers (Somali: Maalintii Rangers), was part of Operation Gothic Serpent and was fought on the 3rd and 4 October 1993, in Mogadishu, Somalia, between forces of the United States, supported by UNOSOM II, and Somali militiamen loyal to the self-proclaimed president-to-be Mohamed Farrah Aidid, who had support from armed civilian fighters. The battle is also referred to as the First Battle of Mogadishu to distinguish it from subsequent battles in that city, such as the Second Battle of Mogadishu of 2006.
The initial U.S. Joint Special Operations force, Task Force Ranger, was a collaboration of various elite special forces units from Army Special Operations Command, Air Force Special Operations Command and Navy Special Warfare Command. Task Force Ranger was dispatched to seize two of Aidid's high-echelon lieutenants during a meeting in the city. The goal of the operation was achieved, though conditions spiraled into the deadly Battle of Mogadishu. The initial operation of 3 October 1993, intended to last an hour, became an overnight standoff and rescue operation extending into daylight hours of 4 October.

Vickers Trial is Under Way

Vickers was arrested on May 14, 2015, after her phone number was found in the alleged victim’s phone, and text messages were then discovered; she has already pled guilty at arraignment to some of the charges. She is currently on trial in Center.

The Lily Farm Opens Nursery to Public

The Lily Farm Opens Nursery to Public
Blue Giant Agapanthus
The Lily Farm owner, Mark Carpenter, has opened a nursery to the public!  The Lily
Farm nursery, located at 10056 Highway 7 between Center and Nacogdoches, hours of
operation are Thursday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4p.m.  The nursery has tremendous
prices on a variety of plants, including knockout roses, drift roses, and named 
Red Camillia
They also have Camilla's (3 gallon pots for $18 !!), Sasanqua Camillas, Exotic Tall
Bearded Iris in 3 gallon pots that are about to start blooming for $12; Red and 
white bloom Hawthornes; 3 gallon Blueberry bushes (3 types, one with blueberries
 on it now, 2 others that are just forming blueberries); Sego Palms and Sword Palms;
Loropetalum; Blue and Purple Agapanthas; super exotic 2 and 3 color Gladiolas in
 3 gallon pots (these should bloom right around MothersDay!!); and much, much more!
 They will compare their prices to anyone!!
Loropetalum Chinese Fringe Flower
Please stop by and see Mark!  Anyone making an initial purchase from the Nursery
 will also receive, absolutely FREE, one of their world famous daylilies in a 3 
gallon pot! He can be contacted at 936-572-1962 or go to

1st Annual Chicken Fundraiser

Hope Medical Clinic will host their 1st Annual Chicken Fundraiser Friday, April 
1,  at First Baptist Church in Center, TX at 10:00am. Plates will be $8.00 and we
will stay open until all plates are sold. The plate includes a leg quarter, beans,
potato salad and bread, all cooked by the Shelby County Cookers.
To purchase a plate in advance please call 936-248-4648. For orders more than 5,
 we will deliver. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Annual Back 
to School Bash. For more information please contact Maria Salas or Loraine Osby 
at 936-248-4648

9th Annual Health & Fitness Fair

9th Annual Health & Fitness Fair
Presented by Cline Family Medicine
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 9th Annual Health and 
Fitness Fair, presented by Cline Family Medicine  Thursday,
March 31 at the Windham Civic Center from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
The Shreveport Veterans Center will be on site with information on readjustment 
counseling and referral services for all combat veterans and their families.
This year the Health Care Committee has added a Scavenger Hunt to the activities.
Attendees and vendors are invited to participate in finding items throughout the
 fair and have the opportunity to win a 32" Flat Screen TV by random draw.
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be on site with a blood mobile taking donations,
to sign up to donate please contact Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682.
There will be two guest speakers at this year's event. Dr. Dan Wilkins, Wilkins 
Counseling, will be speaking on "The Mind Body Connection" at 10:30 a.m. and Shannon
Lutmer of Hospice of East Texas, will have a presentation on "People With Alzheimer's
and Dementia" at 1:00 p.m. in room A in the Civic Center. The booth area of the 
fair will be closed to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to
 1:30 p.m. during the breakout sessions which will allow vendors to attend.
Gold Sponsors Luquette Chiropractic with making the event a success.
The fair is free to the public featuring 40 vendors with give aways and door prizes.
  Vendors will be providing health screenings which include glucose, cholesterol,
spinal screenings, heart awareness, bone density, blood typing and vision. Information
will be provided on home health, nursing homes, hospice, nutrition, allergy immunotherapy,
diabetes and caregiver relief.
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at
(936) 598-3682, email

Timpson Bear Update 3/30/2016

Track Meet Cancelled -  Coach Joshua Jourden reports that the JH track practice meet scheduled for today has been cancelled.
THS Baseball News - Submitted by:  Coach Billy Bryant
On Tuesday, the Timpson High School baseball team defeated Martinsville 20-1. Leading hitters were Hayden Smith, Hunter Smith, Chandler Burgay, and Cutter Smith. The season record is 4-6, and the district record is 2-4.
THS Band Car Wash - See attached flyer for details about the THS Band Car Wash.  We still need to raise a little more money to be able to send our students on the trip to Disney in May!
Thank you for your support!
THS Band Boosters
Parent Pick Up -  Timpson ISD will have a bond election Saturday, May 7th along with the trustee election.  One of the important areas the bond will impact is improving the safety of the parent pick up line in front of Timpson Elementary School.  Currently both the bus line pick up and parent pick up are in the same place.  This causes congestion, long parent pick-up lines and student safety issues when students cross the bus lanes. The bond will allow the district to move the buses for pickup and drop off to another place on campus and having only parent drop off and pick up in front of the elementary school.  This will relieve long parent pick-up lines, congestion and student safety concerns.  The Timpson ISD bond election is Saturday May 7th in the Timpson ISD gym foyer.  Early voting will  begin Monday, April 25th  in the TISD Boardroom in the Administration building.
Timpson Independent School District

Panola College Classes

The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education division is offering
Aromatherapy on Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16, 2016, from 8:30 a.m.
– 4:00 p.m., on the Carthage campus.  The cost of the class is $375.00 and
pre-registration is required.  For more information, contact the Continuing
Education office at 903-693-2067 or email
The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education division is offering
a CNA – Certified Nurse Aide program, on the Carthage campus, beginning
Monday, June 6, 2016.  The class will meet Monday through Thursday until
July 28, 2016, from 5:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. The cost of the program is
$580.00 and preregistration is required.  For more information, contact the
Continuing Education office at 903-693-2067 or email

Shelbyville Special Olympics

All Special Olympians  
All of the athletes competed in a walking/running event and a field event.
Three teams also competed in the 4X100 Relay with Shelbyville teams coming in 1st and 2nd, and Sabine County came in 3rd.   The gold medal Relay time was 1:12:94, Silver medal winners had a time of 1:14:15, and the Bronze winners had a time of 1:14:83.
Other running events included: 10 M Assisted Walk, 50 M Assisted Walk, 400 M Walk, Girls 50 M Dash, Boys 50 M Dash, and the Boys 100 M Dash.  
Field events included: Girls Tennis Ball Throw, Boys Tennis Ball Throw, Girls Softball Throw, Boys Softball Throw, and the Boys Mini Javelin Throw.  
All athletes participating were from age 8 to high school.  Timpson brought 2 athletes and won 3 gold medals, and one silver medal.  Joaquin Brought 5 athletes and won 4 gold medals, 5 silver medals, and 1 bronze medal.  Center brought 5 athletes and won 4 gold medals, 2 silver medals, and 3 bronze medals.  Sabine County brought 7 athletes and won 8 gold medals, 4 silver medals, and 4 bronze medals.  The home team Shelbyville Dragons had 13 athletes and they won 10 gold medals, 13 silver medals, and 3 bronze medals.

Huxley Bay Marina 3 Year Celebration

Sandy Driver invites you to join Huxley Bay Marina for their 3 year celebration with free cake and the vocal talents of local singer John Wright, this Saturday, April 2nd from 7-9pm. says  

Construction Project in San Augustine

A construction project in San Augustine is scheduled to begin this week that will improve safety and maneuverability along US 96. Representatives from Moore Brothers, contractor for the project, and other sub-contractors met with TxDOT officials in a pre-construction meeting that signaled the beginning of the $7.3 million project. The meeting was held at the Lufkin District's Nacogdoches Area Office. The project will extend for 3.8 miles along US 96 from the Shelby County line to FM 3451 in San Augustine County. The project includes adding passing lanes and reconstructing pavement, with work scheduled to be completed in about five months, weather permitting.
Motorists are urged to obey all signage throughout the construction area and be prepared for delays. Flaggers and pilot cars could be used through the work area as construction progresses.
The project is designed to improve mobility and allow for additional ease of access along US 96. Motorists should prepare to obey speed limits and reduce speed in the construction zone. Traffic fines double when workers are present. For more information, contact<> or (936) 633-4395.

Timpson ISD Bear Update 3/28/2016

Timpson ISD Bear Update
Weekly Calendar of Events –
Mon. March 28 – District Golf in Carthage
Tues. March 29 – Baseball vs. Martinsville – here @ 6:30 p.m.
-------------------------- Softball vs. Wells – Home @ 4:00 p.m.
-------------------------- Progress reports sent home
-------------------------- STAAR Grades 4/7 Writing test and Grades 5/8 Math test and English I test
Wed. March 30 – Grade 5/8 STAAR Reading test
Thurs. March 31 – Cushing track meet VB/VG
------------------------ English II STAAR test
Fri. April 1 – Baseball vs. Beckville – There @ 6:30 p.m.
Bond Bits – The TISD bond proposal maximizes state funding.  With this bond, approximately 43% of the payment will be paid for by the state.  If we do not approve the bond we will not receive this funding.  This amounts to around $4,000,000 in extra state funding.
STAAR Test – The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness STAAR test (STAAR) will be taken by students in grades 4-10 this week.  Please see scheduling of tests under Weekly Calendar of Events.  In order for students to do their best on these tests we ask that parents ensure that their children get a good night’s rest, eat a healthy breakfast at home or at school and arrive at school on time.  Parents can also help their children by encouraging them to do their best on the test.  Results from the test will be mailed home by the end of May.
TISD Students Participate in Special Olympics - Submitted by: Dana Evans
Bradley Smith and Claycee Renick travelled to Shelbyville ISD on March 23rd to participate in a Special Olympics track and field meet. Special Olympics coaches were: Chad Lawrence, Brittany Kimbro and Cathy Windham.  Bradley placed First in the 10M assisted walk and placed Second in the tennis ball throw.  Claycee placed First in the  girls 50 m dash and First in the softball throw.  Congratulations to these students, their coaches and their families! Timpson ISD is extremely proud of our Special Olympians!

Henderson County Whizbang 2016

Henderson County Whizbang 2016
Henderson County 4-H held their annual 4-H Whizbang on March 26, 2016 at Rose City Flying Clays in Tyler, TX.  Shelby County 4-H shooters had five members participate in the shoot; Hagan Craig, Colton Gutermuth, Lance Holloway, Logan Holloway, and Colby Lout.  This is a large county shoot and all Shelby County shooters placed in one or more events.  Results are as follows:
Junior Category:  Hagain Craig 2nd, Colby Lout 4th, 
Intermediate Category:  Colton Gutermuth 1st,  Lance Holloway 4th
Senior I Category:  Logan Holloway 1st
Junior Category:  Hagan Craig 1st, Colby Lout 3rd 
Intermediate Category:  Lance Holloway 1st
Sporting Clays:
Juniors Category:  Hagan Craig 1st, Colby Lout 3rd    
Senior I Category:  Logan Holloway 3rd    
Junior Category:  Hagan Craig 3rd, Colby Lout 4th      
Senior I Category:  Logan Holloway 4th
Reserve Highpoint Overall (HOA):  All three reserve HOA’s received belt buckles.
Junior Category:  Hagan Craig
Intermediate Category:  Lance Holloway
Senior I:  Logan Holloway
We would like to say Congratulations on a job well done representing Shelby County.  If you have an questions or would like more information regarding 4-H, please give us a call at 936-598-7744.

Ducks Unlimited Green Wing Day

Shelby County Ducks Unlimited has its Green-wing Day on May 7th, with registration starting at 10 a.m. The event, at the Weldon Boles cabin, has gun and hunter safety information, a dog demonstration, and raffles. Contact Clint Tanner at 936-332-4767 or email at 

Timpson VFD Fundraiser

The Timpson Volunteer Fire Department has a Spin Until You Win fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. on April 9th. Cost is $30 for meal and 20 tickets. Extra meals are $10 and extra tickets are $20 for multiples of 20. It will be held at the fire department in Timpson.  

Bee Keepers Meeting

Area Bee Keepers Association will meet at 6 p.m on Tuesday April 5th, at the San Augustine Chamber of Commerce.  

Tenaha Project Graduation

Tenaha will host its annual Tenaha High School Project Graduation on Thurday, May 26.  It is an all-night, drug free, alchol free event.  For more information call Karen Fallin at 1-936-248-5000. 

Rocking Bar P Rank Team Bull Tour 2106

Rocking Bar P presents rank team bull tour 2016 at shelby county Sheriff's Posse Rodeo Arena on April 2nd - 7:30 P.M.  Admission is $10 at the gate ages 12 and under free. For more information call 1-(318)-230-3587 or 1-(325)-212-9117.


Americans consider themselves to be a compassionate people, and the United
States military has a long tradition of humanitarian relief operations both
within and outside the continental United States. Never has this
humanitarian impulse proven more dangerous to follow than in 1992 when the
United States intervened to arrest famine in the midst of an ongoing civil
war in the East African country of Somalia. Ultimately hundreds of thousands
were saved from starvation, but unintended involvement in Somali's civil
strife cost the lives of thirty American Soldiers, four Marines, and eight
Air Force personnel during the years of 1992 and 1994.
Shelby County VFW Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will honor those who served
during this time with a wreath laying at the Veterans Memorial on the
grounds of the Historic Courthouse in Center on Thursday, March 31st, 2016
at 10 a.m.  As always the public is invited to honor their fellow Americans.
More information call Post Quartermaster Larry Hume at 598-2976.

22 AA All District Selections

MVP Colton Goeke Sr.   Tenaha
Offensive MVP Jeron Boykins  Sr. Shelbyville
Defensive MVP Trai Gardner Soph.     Tenaha
New Comer JaQualin Franks Fr.  Tenaha
!st Team-
 Trez Barnes Jr. Shelbyville
Jeremy Boykins Sr. Shelbyville
Noah Berney Sr. Martinsville
Jaren James Fr. Martinsville
Jakendric Smith Jr. Joaquin
Justin Hooper Jr Joaquin
2nd Team-
Trae Polly Jr. Shelbyville
Trey Wilkerson Jr. Joaquin
Cole Ferguson Fr. Shelbyville
Cody Foshee Soph. Tenaha
Dulan Grant Sr. Martinsville
Chris Piro Sr. Timpson
Trey Lindsey Soph. Beckville 

The Easter Bunny Pays a Visit to Town & Country Real Estate

Excitement was in the air as children came to see the Easter Bunny at Town & Country Real Estate today on the Downtown Center Square. Mr. Bunny will be here all the way until 4pm today so make sure to stop by.

Talent Show for all Shelby County Students

The Jon, Macy & Misty Bush Foundation will be hosting a Talent Show for all Shelby
County students, K-12.  Applications will
be handed out March 28th at area schools.  Applications must be returned to schools by
April 4th.  Auditions will be
held on April 9th, starting at 1pm in the Center Middle School
The People’s
Choice Award wins $250 and a trophy.  The
1st, 2nd and 3rd runner-ups will win trophies.
Please join
in the Talent Show hosted by the Jon, Macy & Misty Bush Foundation. All
proceeds from this talent show will go toward helping children with medical

Tiger Weekly

March 24, 2016-HS Track in San Augustine 3:30 pm; HS/7th Gr Bands Pre UIL in Carthage
March 25, 2016-Baseball in Martinsville 4:00 pm
March 26, 2016-Community Dumpster on Tenaha Square; 8 Hr. Bus Cert in HS Café
March 27, 2016-Easter
March 29, 2016-Baseball in Mt. Enterprise 6:30; EOC Testing; STAAR 4th Gr Writing; 5th Gr Writing
March 30, 2016-JH Track in Shelbyville 4:00 pm; STAAR Reading
March 31, 2016- EOC Testing; HS Track in Cushing 3:30 pm
April 1, 2016-Baseball Opening Ceremonies for  Cole DePriest Memorial Field  4:00 pm; Sports Pictures 8 am
April 4, 2016- STAAR /EOC; District JH Track in Beckville
April 5, 2016- Baseball vs Gary Home 4:30 pm
April 6, 2016- End 5th Grading Period
April 7, 2016-HS Track in Garrison 3:30 pm; Teacher In-Service/Student Holiday
April 8, 2016-Bad Weather Day/Holiday; Baseball in Timpson 6:30 pm
April 9, 2016-JR/SR Prom; POW Recognition Day; Prom Pictures

VFW Stands With Belgium

VFW National Commander John Biedrzycki said the VFW stands with ally Belgium
as it mourns in the wake of a vicious and cowardly attack on Tuesday by
radical Islamic extremists who are "hell-bent on destroying us and our
entire way of life." The Chief called America vulnerable because it has
porous borders, a broken immigration system, and elected and appointed
officials who refuse to recognize this enemy as a threat to national
security. He also said America is weakened by a Congress that still refuses
to eliminate sequestration, which takes a meat cleaver to the budgets of
national defense, intelligence and homeland security. Biedrzycki said
America has been caught sleeping twice, on Dec. 7, 1941, and on Sept. 11,
2001. "There must not be a third time," he said, "and that's why the VFW
will do what we must to force Washington to wake up and destroy this enemy
before they strike our homeland. There is no higher nor more immediate
national priority."

The Center City Council Meeting

The Center City Council will meet in a Special Workshop Session on Monday, March 28. 2016
at 4:30 p.m., in the Council room at Center City Hall. The following items are on the agenda
for appropriate action:
I. Capital Improvement Planning.


Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 28th day of March, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in the Courtroom of the Shelby County Courthouse at 200 San Augustine Street, Center, Shelby County, Texas to deliberate and consider action on the following items:
1. Approve and pay monthly expenses.
2. Public Comments on Agenda items.
3. Take action to disperse Child Safety Fee Funds.
4. Nancy Smith, Texas Department of Transportation will bring the 2015 inspection reports and will discuss what projects are under way, and those planned.
5. Discuss and take action to post load bearing signs delivered by the Texas Department of Transportation. 
6. Approve the Disaster Continuation.
7. Discuss and take action on Tri County Community Action, Inc. commercial lease.
8. Adjourn to Executive Session.
An executive session will be held for the purpose of receiving an update from the law firm of Flowers and Davis.  This closed session is authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section 551.071.
9. Reopen Public Meeting
10. Adjourn

Panola College to Offer Writing Workshops for Beginning Authors

The M.P. Baker Library of Panola College and the Sammy Brown Library have
partnered in a new offering for the community. After a recent author
signing where Bobbie Shafer and Cathy Myers were featured, many visitors to
the author event expressed interest in learning the tricks of the trade to
becoming published authors. These ladies host Lone Star Writing Workshops
for just this purpose. They will be leading a series of ten writing
workshops through the office of workforce and continuing education at
Panola College beginning on Saturday, April 9 and continuing periodically
until September 10, 2016. These workshops are designed to be taken
individually so anyone can select just one or as many as they’d like. Each
workshop is $75.00. The instructors provide all the materials and students
may purchase the CDs of materials to keep if they so choose. The topics and
dates are as follows:
*April 9*, 2016: *Maximize Your Creativity*. This workshop focuses on the
aspects of getting your ideas on paper and increasing your productivity
while considering all the aspects required to become published before you
*April 30*, 2016: *Much Ado About Plotting*. This workshop will focus on
more than 20 things to consider while developing the plot of your story.
*May 14*, 2016: *Create Dynamic Unforgettable Characters*. This workshop
discusses over 21 ways to develop characters into your storyline and
incorporate them into your plot.
*June 4*, 2016: *Develop the Perfect Scene*. This workshop helps writers
learn how to turn perfect scenes into perfect chapters. It also leads
students in over 15 considerations for developing the scenes in your story.
*June 25*, 2016: *Genres*. This workshop will teach students how to write
across genre lines and appeal to a wider audience. Students will be taught
the aspects to incorporate for fantasy, romance, mystery, and other genres.
*July 9*, 2016: *Writing for Children*. Students will be introduced to the
18 considerations for writing children’s books for varying age groups.
*July 23*, 2016: *Short Stories and Articles*. This workshop focuses on
shorter forms of writing to launch or boost a writing career.
*August 6*, 2016: *After the Last Jot and Tittle*. This workshop is
designed for the writer that has finished their writing project. It
discusses what the next steps are for publishing and promoting the
completed work.
*August 20*, 2016: *Series & Serials*. This workshop covers over 20 aspects
of writing continuations for series where characters are repeated
throughout story lines. It includes the steps for publishing serial works
instead of stand-alone titles.
*September 10*, 2016: *Jump-Start Your Marketing*. This workshop is devoted
to all the things to consider for marketing your completed works and how to
use the various platforms of social media and branding to be recognized.
C. R. Myers, a native Texan, received her MA from the University of Texas
at Tyler. As a teacher and professional speaker, she designed and
implemented her own creative writing course as well as writing college
sketches. Today, Ms Myers works full-time as a free-lance journalist with
over 500 articles published nationally and as a novelist with over
thirty-five books currently in print. In addition, she edits professionally
and has served numerous times as a judge for writing contests.Ms. Myers
spent over twenty years teaching high school and college English as well as
presenting writing workshops at writer's conferences and writer's groups
throughout the state.
Bobbie Shafer is from Troup, Texas. As a freelance writer, Ms. Shafer has
had published over 350 short stories. As a novelist, two
historical/adventure/romance, a young/adult/middle-grade fantasy, 26
children's books, and stories in three anthologies have been published. She
also has four more books being released in the next few months. Bobbie is
CEO and Acquisitions Editor for Dancing With Bear Publishing. She is a
member of Malachite Quills Publishing Authors and Caliburn Books, belongs
to East Texas Writers Guild and is a member of The Writing Warriors
Critique Group.Ms. Shafer has lectured in colleges, libraries, and writer's
groups across Texas.She can be found on, Facebook,
Twitter, LinkIn, Amazon Authors, Malachite Quills Publishing, East Texas
Writer's Guild, and World Wide Who's Who writes mystery and suspense--cozy
to edgy as well as children's books.

Shelbyville Dragon Update

The Shelbyville JV Softball game for today, March 24 has been cancelled. Varsity will
play at 4:30 at West Sabine.  
Lady Dragons Softball game moved to Friday, 3/25 @ 10 am in Pineland
The Shelbyville Band Boosters will have a meeting on March 29th at 6pm in the Band Hall.

Panola College Fights back to defeat Paris JC 7-6 on the road in extra innings.

Panola College Fights back to defeat Paris JC 7-6 on the road in extra
With the score tied at six in the tenth inning, Colby Price (Nederland, Tx)
hit a sacrifice fly, bringing home Hector Morales (Royal Palm Beach, Fl).
Colby Price and Andrew Pace (Beaumont, Tx) was hot from the plate for
Panola. Price went 2-5, drove in one and scored one run.  Pace went 3-4
with a run scored.
Landon Marshall (Huntington Beach, Ca) racked up three RBIs on two hits for
Panola. He doubled in the fourth inning and homered in the eighth inning.
Christian Cuevas (Bayamon, Pr) got the win for Panola. He tossed two
innings of shutout ball. Cuevas struck out one, walked one and gave up no
Paris jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second. Paris'
threat began with a single by Murray. A single by Moon then moved Murray
from first to second. Hardy singled, scoring Murray. Paris added more runs
when Moon scored on an error.
Paris scored one run of its own in the fourth. Paris scored on an error.
Panola got a pair of two-run rallies in the seventh inning and the eighth.
In the seventh, Panola scored on a two-run double by Austin Sojka
(Huntington Beach, Ca), bringing home Price and Andrew Pace.

Joaquin School Board Meeting

Notice is hereby given that on the 28th day of March, 2016 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.

VFW Memorial Service Kosovo




Today Thursday March 24th the VFW Post 8904 hosted a war memorial for the Kosovo Veterans, Post Quarter Master Larry Hume gave a heart felt speech honoring our American Veterans.



The Kosovo War and US Involvement
In 1997, a civil war between Kosovo and Serbia broke over Kosovo's independence. The Serbs, led by Slobodan Milosevic, had decided on a campaign of ethnic cleansing &endash; to rid Kosovo of all Albanian Muslims. By 1998, the US and NATO stepped in to stop the genocide. This may have been the first time any nation had intervened to stop ethnic cleansing and succeeded. The US intervention prevented additional killing, but ethnic tensions still remain between Kosovars and Serbs.
The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is most commonly known as Serbia and Montenegro. Within Serbia are two provinces, Kosovo and Vojvodina. In the late 1990's a civil war within Serbia broke out as Kosovo fought for its independence. At one point, Kosovo revolutionaries entertained the thought of merging with nearby Albania. However, Albania's government collapsed just before the real civil war broke out, and Kosovo settled for independence.
Background Between Serbia and Kosovo (1980-1998)
The former leader of Yugoslavia, Josip Tito, had held the country together. Under his leadership, Kosovo had maintained a substantial autonomy within Yugoslavia. However, after his death, a Serbian named Slobodan Milosevic asserted leadership. In Kosovo, 90% of the population consisted of mainly Muslim ethnic Albanians, whereas the remaining 10% of the Kosovar population was Serbian, and primarily Christian (CNN, History Behind the Headlines). The Albanians within Kosovo generally felt badly represented and protected, thus wanted independence. The Serbians felt that Kosovo was culturally important within Serbia, and wanted to preserve Yugoslavia as a whole. "Kosovo is to Serbs what Jerusalem is to Jews" (CNN). They felt that Yugoslavia was part of an 'historic empire' that and needed to be preserved.






Timpson ISD Bear Update 3/24/2016

Softball Game Change - Today's softball game against Cushing has been moved. We will play in Timpson tomorrow at 12:00 pm.
THS Baseball Game Time Change - The Timpson High School baseball game against Gary scheduled for 6:30 p.m. has been changed to 7:00 p.m. The game will be played at Timpson as scheduled.
Meteorologist Visits Students - James Granberry, Timpson Elementary School science teacher, invited chief meteorologist Todd Warren from KTAL TV Channel 6 in Shreveport to speak to his students. Mr. Warren  taught the students about the water cycle. He had some of the students demonstrate about various parts such as thunder and lightning. He had a contest question and answer session between the boys and girls. They ended up tied.  The students enjoyed seeing someone in person that they had only seen on television and learned a lot about the weather from Mr. Warrren's presentation.





The ZIKA virus is showing up in Texas. With all the water from the rains, the mosquitos will be hatching at a higher rate with all the standing water.


Zika virus /ˈziːkə, ˈzɪkə/ (ZIKV) is a member of the virus family Flaviviridae and the genus Flavivirus. It is spread by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes, such as A. aegypti and A. albopictus. Its name comes from the Zika Forest of Uganda, where the virus was first isolated in 1947.Zika virus is related to dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and West Nile viruses.
The infection, known as Zika fever, often causes no or only mild symptoms, similar to a mild form of dengue fever. It is treated by rest. Since the 1950s, it has been known to occur within a narrow equatorial belt from Africa to Asia. The virus spread eastward across the Pacific Ocean between 2013 and 2014 to French Polynesia, New Caledonia, the Cook Islands, and Easter Island, and in 2015 to Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America, where the Zika outbreak has reached pandemic levels. As of 2016, the illness cannot be prevented by medications or vaccines. Zika fever in pregnant women is associated with microcephaly but it is unclear whether the virus is the cause. An association with the neurologic condition Guillain–Barré syndrome has been found in adults.




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Rube Goldberg Demonstration at LeTourneau University
3 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 2016
Belcher Center Gymnasium in Solheim Recreation Center
LeTourneau University
2100 S. Mobberly Ave.
Longview, Texas 75607
Seven teams of engineering students in Oscar Ortiz' advanced analog electronics class will demonstrate their creativity and design prowess with new inventions using numerous energy transitions to accomplish a simple task.  Many of the students will have spent the entire night before the event setting up their complex Rube Goldbergs.
The LETU Rube Goldberg invention demonstrations are always a fun, visual example of engineering creativity at its best.  Each invention must have at least 20 energy transfers, or steps, to accomplish the designed outcome from the invention.  Below are some descriptions of each demonstration, with the names of the students on each team.
This year's Rube Goldberg inventions are as follows:
1.      Very Messi-Have you ever dreamed of being an international fútbol star? Do you hate running, sweating, and generally trying? With the simple press of a button, anyone can score a world class goal. Using a tube TV, a stun gun, a few eggs, a laser, an air cannon, a large electromagnet, several fans, and a mouse, you can accomplish your wildest dreams, with the push of a button.  -Collin Phillips, Tyler Alford
2.      Too Lazy for an Extension Cord-Designed for people who love their couch so much they don't want to get up, this invention uses mechanical and electronic transition components to bring your ringing phone to the couch while the phone is charging further away from you. -Ashan Gunathilaka, Peng Xue
3.      Boom Ducks-It's Game Day! Time to open up the concession stand and let everyone know snacks are ready. Too much work?  We automated the process with a Rube Goldberg invention to take care of everything! With a sequence of over 40 energy transfer steps, this Rube Goldberg will turn the lights on, pop the popcorn, deploy snack signs, light the "OPEN" sign, deliver prizes to lucky winners and announce the opening of the stand with a grand finale of streamers, confetti and really loud noises!  -David Clevenger, Russell Thurman
4.      A Lift is Just One Call Away-Take a ride on an umbrella! What a marvelous idea! Just make one phone call and everything will be put into action. An exciting chain of events starts out with a simple vibrating phone rolling a ball down a ramp and turns into a series of electro-mechanical events that trigger paratroopers falling from the sky. Eventually an umbrella will fall and rise again on the winds of fortune, lifting you into the sky. -Samuel Beans, Derek Syme
5.      A Dark "Night" in Gotham City-Our Batman-themed Rube Goldberg includes many infamous villains: the Joker, the Riddler, Mr. Freeze, the Penguin, and Two-Face. Through a sequence of events, the Joker is released from his cage and it is up to Batman to beat all the other villains through an imaginative storyline. At the end of the Rube Goldberg, the Batman suit will be revealed to you and you will be the next Dark Knight. -Murteza Bujkaj, Austin Gray
6.      Elephant Toothpaste-You're out of toothpaste for your pet elephant and don't have time to run to the store to get any. How are you going to brush his teeth? Just push the big red button to make some more toothpaste! -Kara Goldberg, Brandon Zuck.
7.      Tour through Technology-When the world melts down in nuclear disaster in 2021, all technology could be lost, and mankind would be left in the dark. We have created a machine that preserves key technological advancements so mankind can quickly revive the modern wonders of technology. Our machine quickly advances through many discoveries from fire to airplanes to help mankind land back on his feet.  -Joshua Mueller, Aiden Wolter

Timpson Bear Update

Timpson ISD will release school at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, March 24, 2016.
THS Student Selected for 2016 Government-in-Action Youth Tour – Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative is proud to be sponsoring two area high school students on the Government-in-Action Youth Tour to Washington, DC on June 8th – June 17th.  The tour provides the students with an opportunity to visit the Capitol, historical sites and museums.  They also will have an opportunity to meet with their congressional representative.  Delegates selected are Cutter Smith of Timpson High School and Allison Day of Burkeville High School.  Senator Lyndon Johnson inspired the Youth Tour when he addressed the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Annual Meeting in Chicago in 1957.  He declared, “If one thing goes out of this meeting, it will be sending youngsters to the national capital where they can actually see what the flag stands for and represents.”  Consequently, some Texas electric cooperatives sent groups of young people to Washington, DC to work during the summer in Senator Johnson’s office.  In 1958, an electric cooperative in Iowa sponsored the first group of 34 young people on a week-long study tour of the nation’s capital.  Later that same year, another bus load came from Illinois.  The idea grew and other states sent bus loads of young people throughout the summer, By 1959, the “Youth Tour” had grown to 130 delegates.  In 1964, NRECA began to coordinate joint activities among the state delegations and suggested that co-op representatives from each state arrange to be in Washington, D.C., during Youth Tour week.  The first year of the coordinated tour included approximately 400 young people from 12 states.  Word of the program has continued to spread and today more than 1,500 young people and their chaperones from 45 states participate in the Youth Tour every year.  In 2014, Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative sent its first delegates on the Youth Tour.  To be considered, applications were accepted at Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative from high schools in its eight county service area.  Applicants must be a current sophomore or junior whose parent or guardian actively receive electricity from Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative.
Vo Ag Teachers Present at Conference - Mr. Ty Cauthen and Mrs. Kristin Powers will be presenting workshops at the Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association of Texas Professional Development Conference July 25-29 in Corpus Christi, TX.  Their workshop will give insight and educational opportunities to fellow Agricultural Science teachers across Texas about the “The Road Map To Student Success”.  Both Powers and Cauthen will present information to their peers about career readiness through proper documentation, scholarship readiness, FFA, SAE, and proper preparation.

Easter Egg Hunts in Shelby County

On March 25th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. the Easter Bunny will
be hopping back to Town and Country Real Estate located at 114 Nacogdoches St. on
the Center square.
Green Acres of Center will be hosting their Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, March
25th, 2016 from 2-4pm at the Center City Park behind the Library in Center. They
invite the community to join them for this event.
Lora Collier, Huxley Bay General Manager, and her staff invite everyone to join 
them on Saturday, March 26 for an Easter Egg hunt. Bring your own basket and they
will provide the eggs. Hunters gather at the Marina at 10:30 a.m. and the hunt begins
at 11:00 a.m. Huxley Bay Marina is located at 13200 FM 2694 in Huxley.
Holiday Nursing Center located at 280 Moffett Dr. will host an Easter Egg Hunt on
Good Friday, March 25th at 10:30 a.m. for children 12 and under. There will be a
 bounce house, hot dogs and the Easter Bunny will be on hand to greet the kids!



On Tuesday, March 22nd members of Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 8904 visited Joaquin High School to present awards to high school
sophomore Annalyn DeChamplain and high school English Teacher Lynn Silvey.  
Annalyn placed third in the VFW District 19 Voice of Democracy competition
for her 3-5-minute essay on this year's theme "My Vision for America" and
received an engraved plaque and check for $100.00.  
Mrs. Silvey was selected as the post Teacher of the Year for 2016 and
received an engraved pen along with a check for $100.00.  She has been
instrumental in the success of the VFW Voice of Democracy program in Shelby
County by providing 219 entries from her students since 2005.

Help For Those with Flood Damage

Individuals who were affected by recent flooding in Shelby County and have property damage or were displaced due to flood waters should contact the Shelby County Judges’ office at 936-598-3863.  Please have your name, 911 address, contact info (phone number), and a brief description and extent of damages. It is important for us to get this information as quickly as possible.
An Individual Assistance Joint Preliminary Damage Assessment will be performed in Shelby County as early as next week by the Texas Division of Emergency Management. This damage assessment is for potential add-on to the federal declaration DR-4266-TX.

Lady Dragon Basketball All-District Selections

Lady Dragon Basketball All-District Selections for 2015-2016
Jabria Jenkins 1st Team
Jakyra Ross 2nd Team
Honorable Mention Jasmine Osby, Madison Taylor, and Kalie Vaughn

Flags at Half Mass

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence
perpetrated on March 22, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium, the President has issued
a Presidential Proclamation that flags be flown at half-staff until sunset,
Saturday, March 26th.  If you have other flags such as the state flag flying
with the US Flag they are to also be lowered.  If you have a flag that
cannot be lowered a black cord or ribbon can be tied at the top to show


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 9th Annual Health and Fitness Fair, presented by Cline Family Medicine Thursday, March 31 at the Windham Civic Center from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.   
The Shreveport Veterans Center will be on site with information on readjustment counseling and referral services for all combat veterans and their families.
This year the Health Care Committee has added a Scavenger Hunt to the activities.  Attendees and vendors are invited to participate in finding items throughout the fair and have the opportunity to win a 32” Flat Screen TV by random draw.
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be on site with a blood mobile taking donations, to sign up to donate please contact Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682.
There will be two guest speakers at this year’s event. Dr. Dan Wilkins, Wilkins Counseling, will be speaking on “The Mind Body Connection” at 10:30 a.m. and Shannon Lutmer of Hospice of East Texas, will have a presentation on “People With Alzheimer’s and Dementia” at 1:00 p.m. in room A in the Civic Center. The booth area of the fair will be closed to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. during the breakout sessions which will allow vendors to attend. 
Gold Sponsors Luquette Chiropractic and Nacogdoches Medical Center help with making the event a success.
The fair is free to the public featuring 40 vendors with give aways and door prizes.    Vendors will be providing health screenings which include glucose, cholesterol, spinal screenings, heart awareness, bone density, blood typing and vision. Information will be provided on home health, nursing homes, hospice, nutrition, allergy immunotherapy, diabetes and caregiver relief.  
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 
(936) 598-3682, email

Center Sports Update

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LeTourneau University Commemorate Tom Landon

LeTourneau University and guests from CB&I will unveil a new plaque in the Belcher Center to commemorate a new endowed scholarship honoring 1975 LETU alumnus Tom Landon, who spent 40 years serving CB&I. At 11:45 a.m. Today Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the Grand Lobby of the LeTourneau University Belcher Center 2100 S. Mobberly Ave. Longview, Texas 75607 
CB&I dignitaries, Tom Landon and family, and LETU administration, faculty, staff and students will be present for the unveiling of the plaque and presentation to Mr. Landon, who has been one of CB&I's foremost experts in the field of welding engineering.

Center 4-H Meeting

The Center 4-H Meeting that has been scheduled for March 22 was cancelled.
The meeting is re-scheduled for March 29, 2016 at 6:00PM at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Center.

Timpson Bear Update

Bond Bits – There are two(2)public meetings scheduled to provide bond information:  April 7, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. and May 2, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m. in the THS Auditorium.
THS Teachers Receive Grant – Timpson High School teachers Cindy Sessions and Sabra Sessions have been selected to attend the Texas Regional Collaborative annual meeting in Austin June 21-23.  The teachers’ registration, hotel and meals will be paid for through grant funds.  While at the conference the two THS teachers will present a training session to other teachers in attendance.  Congratulations teachers and thank you for representing TISD at the statewide conference.
THS Scholarship News - Submitted by:  Vernett Richardson
If you are a Timpson High School graduating senior who is the dependent of a full-time employee of any division of Portacool, who has actively been employed with Portacool for at least six consecutive months, as of January 1, 2016, you may apply for the 2016 Portacool Scholars Scholarship. Applications are available through the THS Career Guidance Center if you wish to apply. Applications must be returned to the High School Counselor (Mrs. Charlotte Metcalf) or the Career Guidance Center Director (Mr. Vernett Richardson) no later than May 1, 2016. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Timpson Bear Update

Weekly Calendar of Events –
Mon. March 21 – TMS track meet at Cushing
                        -- Baseball vs. Mt. Enterprise - here @ 5:00
Tues. March 22 – THS One Act play performs at 1:00 p.m. Panola Jr. College
-------------------- Baseball vs. Joaquin – There @ 6:30 p.m.
-------------------- Softball vs. Joaquin – There @ 5:00 p.m.
Wed. March 23 – High School UIL meet at SFASU @ 8:00 a.m.
Thurs. March 24 – TS Easter parties Pk – 2
-------------------- End of 3 weeks of 5th six weeks
-------------------- Staff Payday
-------------------- Baseball vs. Gary @ Home – 6:30 p.m.
-------------------- Softball vs. Cushing @ Home – 5:00 p.m.
-------------------- Varsity Boys/Girls track meet @ Huntington
Fri. March 25 – Easter Holiday


The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education division is offering
a Retirement class April 5 and April 12, 2016.  The class will meet from
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The cost of the class is $15.00 for single and
$25.00 for couple.  Pre-registration is required.  For more information,
contact the Continuing Education office at 903-693-2067 or email

Panola College Offers Healthcare Career Open House

The Health Sciences Division of Panola College will host a “Second Career
Open House” for community members who are interested in finding out more
about options for health careers. The Open House will be held from 5 to
6:30 p.m.,Tuesday, March 29, in the Health and Natural Sciences Building in
Carthage, TX. Advisors will be available to assist people with degree plans
and to provide information about how to apply and register for classes, as
well as financial aid options. For additional information call 903-694-4522.

East Texans affected by March storms can apply for assistance

East Texans affected by March storms can apply for assistance
Disaster Unemployment Assistance available for Jasper, Newton and Orange counties
AUSTIN –The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of the Presidential Disaster Declaration (FEMA 4266-DR) for workers in Jasper, Newton and Orange counties who lost their jobs or self-employed individuals who have been unable to work due to damage sustained from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that began
March 7, 2016. Severe weather, including destructive flooding and tornadoes, has devastated multiple counties and hundreds of homes and businesses have been lost, resulting in disaster-related unemployment. Applications for DUA must be submitted by April 20, 2016. TWC’s website contains more information about Disaster Unemployment Assistance.
Individuals affected by the recent severe storms in these counties can apply for benefits online through Unemployment Benefit Services or by calling a TWC Tele-Center Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 800-939-6631. Individuals should specify that their applications are related to the damage caused by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding in Jasper, Newton and Orange counties.
DUA, which is unemployment insurance benefits made available especially for victims of disaster, is available to individuals who: 
•        Have applied for and used all regular unemployment benefits from any state, or do not qualify for unemployment benefits
•        Worked or were self-employed or were scheduled to begin work or self-employment in the disaster area, 
•        Can no longer work or perform services because of physical damage or destruction to the place of employment as a direct result of the disaster
•        Establish that the work or self-employment they can no longer perform was their primary source of income
•        Cannot perform work or self-employment because of an injury as a direct result of the disaster
•        Became the breadwinner or major support of a household because of the death of the head of household
Individual assistance provides affected residents and businesses in the aforementioned counties access to federal disaster aid programs including unemployment benefits for workers who temporarily lost jobs because of the disaster or self-employed individuals. The individual assistance applies solely to Jasper, Newton and Orange counties. Applications filed after April 20, 2016, will be considered untimely, unless the individual provides good cause for applying after the deadline.
To receive DUA benefits, all required documentation must be submitted within 21 days from the day the DUA application is filed. Required documentation includes Social Security number, a copy of the most recent federal income tax form or check stubs, or documentation to support that you were working or self-employed when the disaster occurred.
Applicants must mail in or fax all required documentation within 21 days from the date of the DUA application. Send mailed documentation to: Texas Workforce Commission, UI Support Services Department, Attn: DUA, 101 E. 15th St., Room 354, Austin, TX, 78778-0001, or fax it to 512-936-3250.
Job seekers may visit local Workforce Solutions offices for access to job-search resources, job postings and training programs, as well as assistance with exploring career options, résumé and application preparation, career development and more. Customers also may connect with potential employers through TWC’s online job-search engine, by visiting

Shelbyville High School will be holding Project Graduation

Shelbyville High School will be holding Project Graduation this year on May 27, 2016.  Project Graduation is an all-night event that is drug and alcohol free honoring the graduates.  It provides a safe alternative for graduates who might otherwise be partying.  It keeps graduates off the roads, prevents them from becoming an accident statistic, and gives their parents ease knowing their son/daughter is safely celebrating.
Project Graduation originated in Maine in response to the deaths of twelve teenagers in related highway crashes.  The idea of Project Graduation has spread across the nation during graduation and prom night, since these are the two deadliest nights for teenagers.  Project Graduation has saved lives in many communities and schools across the state of Texas.  The success of Project Graduation is in direct relation to the commitment of parents, school administration and staff, and community members and businesses.  These volunteers donate their time and money to provide an exciting and memorable evening of fun and fellowship for the graduates with their classmates for the very last time.  To make this event successful, we need donations from businesses and individuals like you in our area.
Any contributions you wish to make toward prizes or food will be greatly appreciated.  If you choose to make a monetary donation, please mail directly to the address below:
Shelbyville High School
Project Graduation—Cole Harrison
P.O. Box 325
Shelbyville, TX  75973 


The Healthcare committee of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 9th Annual Health and Fitness Fair, sponsored by Cline Family Medicine, Thursday, March 31 at the Windham Civic Center from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  The fair is free to the public featuring over 35 vendors with give aways and door prizes.  Cline Family Medicine is the presenting sponsor of this year’s event along with gold sponsors Luquette Chiropractic and Nacogdoches Medical Center.  Vendors will be providing health screenings which includes glucose, cholesterol, spinal screenings, heart awareness, bone density, blood typing and vision. Information will be provided on home health, nursing homes, hospice, nutrition, allergy immunotherapy, diabetes and caregiver relief.  
In addition, a mobile mammogram unit will be at the fair.  All mammogram appointments must be made prior to March 24 by calling Daphne at 936-598-7744.  There is a charge for the mammograms and financial assistance is available. Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be on site with a blood mobile taking donations, to sign up to donate please contact Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682.
This year the fair will feature two guest speakers, Dr. Dan Wilkins, Wilkins Counseling, will present information on “The Mind Body Connection” at 10:30 a.m. and Shannon Lutmer of Hospice of East Texas, will have a presentation on “People With Alzheimer’s and Dementia” at 1:00  p.m. in room A in the Civic Center. 
Dr. Dan Wilkins, PhD, is a licensed professional counselor and a licensed marriage and family therapist. He has a Masters degree in Counseling and Guidance and a PhD in clinical psychology.  He has been in private practice for 41 years.  Dr. Wilkins specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, sexual dysfunction, and personal growth.  His practice is limited to teenagers and adults.
Shannon Lutmer has a Masters in Early Childhood, was a licensed vocational nurse, has Chaplain training and has taken several classes and seminars for dementia.  She works with dementia patients at late and end stage as a volunteer at Hospice of East Texas.  She also provides in-service training for care giving staff at memory care and assisted living facilities.
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682, email or visit

94th Annual Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Banquet

Shelby County Chamber of Commerce President, Jim Sawyer, recently announced that
 the 94th Annual Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Banquet, presented by Farmers
 State Bank, will be held on Monday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m. at the Windham Civic 
Center. During the awards dinner the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will present
the Farm Family of the Year award, Young Citizen of the Year award and the Distinguished
Service award.
Nominations are being solicited from residents of Shelby County for the Young Citizen
of the Year and the Distinguished Service Award. The Young Citizen of the Year was
established in 1966 to recognize and encourage the young people in the area involved
in community service. To be eligible, the nominee must be at least 18 up to 39 years
of age, a resident of Shelby County during at least six months of the year for which
the award is given, and not a previous recipient.
The Distinguished Service award is presented to an individual who has shown faithful
and outstanding service to the community over a number of years. The selection criteria
process for these awards include personal involvement that enriches the general 
welfare of our communities, participation in a wide variety of community activities,
specific contributions to some area of the community, leadership, personal or business
progress, ability to cooperate with individuals, civic, religious or social organizations.
Candidates must be considered to be of integrity, sound character and generally 
well respected.
Written nominations including additional letters of support regarding the qualifications
of the nominee should be sent to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, 100 Courthouse
Square, A-101, Center, Texas 75935 by Friday, March 25.
For more information please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682 or email

Shelbyville Dragon Update

There will be baseball game at Shelbyville tomorrow, March 22 vs Tenaha at
6:00 pm.
The Lady Dragon Powerlifting team competed In the State  Powerlifting Meet held in Corpus Christi, TX on March 18, 2016.  The girls won Sixth Place as a team. 
The medalists are:
1st Place –Katie Casey
3rd Place- Hannah Hall
5th Place- Kaitlin Campbell


10.2 Million Dollar Construction Project in Lufkin

LUFKIN - Construction will continue on a $10.2 million construction project in Houston County next week that will have work moving to the city of Kennard.
Pinto Construction Co. of Nacogdoches, contractor for the project, will continue work on the SH 7 project that continues for 7 miles, from .2 miles east of FM 232 to the city of Kennard. The project is designed to reconstruct pavement and add passing lanes and shoulders.
The project began in January 2015, and is expected to be completed by December, weather permitting. This part of the project near the city of Kennard is expected to be finished in about four weeks.
Motorists should expect lane closures and delays through the construction area. Motorists are also urged to be alert to workers and moving equipment in the work area, obey all signage and reduce speed. Remember, traffic fines double while workers are present.

San Augustine Commissioner Court Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the above named Commissioners Court will be held on
Tuesday, the 22nd of March, 2016 at 9:00 o’clock A.M. in the Commissioners Court Room at 100 W.
Columbia, Room 103, San Augustine, Texas, at which time the following will be discussed and
appropriate action taken; pursuant to B.T.C.A. Government Code Chapter 51, Open Meetings Act,
including all Subchapters and Sections:
ï‚· Establish Quorum
ï‚· Invocation
ï‚· Pledge of allegiance to the United States Flag
ï‚· Pledge of allegiance to the Texas Flag
ï‚· CALL TO ORDER – 9:00 a.m.
Comments from the bench
1. Discuss and consider approval of the minutes for the Commissioners Court meeting held
March 8, 2016.
2. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMENTS - opportunity for the general public to address the
Court on any matter. The Court may not discuss any presented issue, nor may any action be
taken on any issue at this time. Comments are limited to 3 minutes
3. Discuss and take appropriate action Re: Approve travel vouchers – Judge Samye Johnson
4. Discuss and take appropriate action Re: Airport Aviation Grant update – Judge Samye Johnson
5. Discuss and take appropriate action Re: Block Grant funding and update – Judge Samye Johnson
6. Discuss and take appropriate action Re: Update on March flooding with county road updates from
the Commissioners – Judge Samye Johnson
7. Discuss and take appropriate action Re: Review of the application and acceptance of the March
2016 Disaster Declaration and Disaster Summary – Judge Samye Johnson
8. Discuss and take appropriate action Re: Overview of major programing efforts for February 2016 –
County Agent Shane Bridges
9. Discuss and take appropriate action Re: Information update on the “N. L. Tindall 1919 Jail” interior
– The Garden Club – Betty Oglesbee
10. Discuss and take appropriate action Re: Proclamation recognizing the month of April as “ Fair
Housing Month” – Judge Samye Johnson
EXECUTIVE SESSION (Closed to public)
Pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code
Discuss and consider Monthly Reports:
a) Payroll d) County Clerk’s Report g) Sheriff’s Department Report
b) Bills e) District Clerk’s Report h) Justice of the Peace Report
c) Treasurer Report f) Tax Office Report i) Auditor Report
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Note 1 Gov’t Code Ann 551.071, Consultation with Attorney
Note 2 Gov’t Code Ann 551.072, Real Property
Note 3 Gov’t Code Ann 551.074, Personnel Matters
Note 4 Gov’t Code Ann 551.076, Security
Note 5 Gov’t Code Ann 551.087, Economic Development Negotiations
The Commissioners Court will consider the following items in Executive Session. The Commissioners Court may also consider any
other matter posted on the agenda if there are issues that require consideration in Executive Session and the Commissioners Court
announces that the item will be considered during Executive Session.
I, the undersigned County Clerk, do hereby certify NOTICE of Regular meeting of the above named
Commissioners Court is a true and correct copy of said Notice and that I have caused said Notice to be
posted on the doors at the Courthouse of San Augustine County, Texas located at 100 W. Columbia
Street on the 22nd day of March, 2016.
Margo Noble, County Clerk

Women History Month

Texas Governor Great Abbott has proclaimed March, 2016 as Women's History
Month in the state of Texas to recognize the vital role they have played in
the history of our country.  The proclamation can be seen at

Kosovo Remembrance Day VFW

17 years ago on March 24, 1999 NATO launched an air campaign called
Operation Allied force to halt the humanitarian devastation that was then
unfolding in Kosovo.  The decision to intervene followed more than a year of
fighting within the province and the failure of international efforts to
resolve the conflict by diplomatic means.
NATO announced the suspension of the air campaign on June 10, 1999 once it
had concluded a military technical agreement with the federal republic of
NATO casualties were light and the alliance suffered no fatalities as a
result of 
combat operations.
VFW Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will conduct a wreath laying ceremony at the
Veteran's Memorial on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse in Center on
Thursday, March 24th at 10:00 a.m.  As always the public is invited to honor
their fellow Americans.

Morgan Ray takes 2nd at UIL State Film Contest

On Wednesday, March 2nd, Center High School junior, Morgan Ray, was awarded
second place for her animated film, Color Creation, at the 2015-2016 state
UIL film contest. Ray is the first student from Center ISD to participate
in the traditional animation category, and the first to make it to the
state competition in filmmaking.
Ray, along with her coach, Adam Ramirez, UIL representative, Kaylin
Burleson, friend, Dominique Bauer, and her parents, Jeff and Jill Ray,
travelled to the historic Paramount theater in Austin, Texas, to the state
qualifier film screening and awards show.
Ray produced her animation by illustrating movement at two frames, or
drawings, per second.  She used pencils and sharpie markers to create
scenes in both black and white and color.
“It’s just a typical animation,” Ray said. “Just draw, draw again but a
little bit different, over and over and over for however as long as you
want it to be.”
Due to several setbacks, the project took almost two school years to
complete, each frame ultimately becoming its own work of art that took
several minutes to illustrate, resulting in a project that took more than
40 hours of work.
“See, if it was just black and white it was probably two minutes,” Ray
said. “If it was coloring, it would have been like, four to five to six
minutes, because coloring takes up a lot of time.”
Graphic Design Instructor and UIL Film Coach, Mr. Ramirez, helped Ray by
encouraging her and allowing her access to equipment.
“He played a big role because I used his computer,” Ray said.  “He always
made time for me to get on his computer, and scan, and put on the iMovie,
and adjust some pictures in photoshop.  He was the equipment man.”
Ray, who has won several awards for her art through the Beta Club and the
Lufkin Art Guild in both middle school and high school, was glad to have
her parents attend the event.  Her father was a particularly special guest.
“My dad has always been sick,” Ray said.  “He was always in the hospital
while I was in junior high and below, and winning all of those awards back
then, he missed all that.  That’s why he wanted to come this time.  And he
was just … proud.”
After the judges announced third place, Ray slumped in her seat, assuming
she had not placed in the competition.
“When they said Center High School for Color Creation, I was like,
‘WHAT?’,” Ray said. “I wasn’t nervous at all until they called my name.
I’m glad I got something.  I really thought I deserved like, third place or
below. There were a lot of awesome films here.  It’s an honor.”
Ray has started illustrations for next year’s contest, and plans on
entering a project with Bauer in addition to a solo endeavor.


March 21, 2016
The City Council of Joaquin will meet in regular session Monday, March 21, 2016
                         6:00 p.m. at The Joaquin City Hall located at 124 North Preston, Joaquin, Texas.
1. Call to order, establish quorum & welcome guest.
2. Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance.
3. Open Forum
a. Robert Basham
4. Council approval of the previous month’s minutes.
5. Monthly Reports:
a. City Secretary
b. Utility Billing Manager
c. Public Works Manager
d. Fire Department
6. Discussion & Council Action on Payment of Bills.
7. Discussion & Council Action on Appointment of Election Judge.
8. Discussion & Council Action on Setting Dates for extended Early Voting hours – April 25 & 27, 2016
9. Discussion & Council Action on Drought Contingency Plans.
10. Discussion & Council Action on new Personnel Policy.
11. Executive Session-Personnel Matters
12. Adjournment.  
IF during the course of the of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda should be held   in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in executive or closed session, in accordance With the Texas Open Meetings Act, Governmental Code Section 551 and Texas Revised Civil Statutes.
Posted by Amanda Willey on March 18, 2016 at 12:04 p.m.
The following were notified
Light & Champion, Shelby County Today, Center Broadcasting, Our Town Times.

Tenaha City Meeting

City of Tenaha has a regular scheduled meeting on March 21th.

Weather Update

Today will be overcast and cooler as a secondary cold front approaches from the North. Today - 76/62 with some T-storms by early afternoon and widely scattered until around 3 am Saturday with less than 1/3 inch total. Some already starting in the Dallas, West Louisiana, and Beaumont/Lake Charles areas. Saturday -  will see clearing skies with temps 63/42.Sunday -  with those clear skies allowing the heat to radiate off, we will see low 60's again and mid 30's for a low. our temps return to the 70's next week beginning on Monday. It will be windy until the front passes us by. Don't forget to sign up for either or one of the SkyWarn Certification class for Basic or Advanced on April 12th from 5:30-7:00pm or the Advanced from 7:00 to 8:30pm

Shred Day


VLB to host Texas Veterans Benefits Fair in Tyler on March 19th

VLB to host Texas Veterans Benefits Fair in Tyler on March 19th
State and federal officials join forces to help with veterans’ benefits questions
AUSTIN − A free “come and go” benefits fair for Texas veterans will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Armed Forces Reserve Center. The fair, targeting all area veterans, is one of many planned throughout the state in 2016.
Officials from the Texas Veterans Land Board will be on hand to provide information on state programs including land, housing and home improvement loans as well as Texas state veterans' cemeteries and nursing homes for veterans. As an intergovernmental partnership event between the Texas VLB, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Texas Veterans Commission, the benefits fair will provide Veterans and military members with access to representatives who can discuss pending claims, health care needs, education benefits and employment in addition to low-interest land, home and home improvement loan benefits.
Veterans wishing to discuss pending claims with VA officials should bring pertinent case information, including claim numbers if available. Veterans are encouraged to drop in to learn more about their benefits any time between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and are not required to stay for the duration of the event.
For more information on the benefits fair, please call Jim Mickler at 1-800-252-VETS (8387). For more information on benefits available only to Texas veterans, such as veterans’ cemeteries, nursing homes and low-interest land and home loans, call 1-800-252-8387 or visit

State Disaster Proclamation

According to Judge Allison Harbison we have been officially added to the State Disaster

Severe Weather Risk

There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms across Deep East Texas and portions of North Louisiana this afternoon.
Timing and Overview:
A lingering frontal boundary will trigger showers and thunderstorms across the region this afternoon. Some storms may become severe with hail being the primary threat and damaging winds a secondary threat. Widespread severe weather is not expected. Any storms that become severe are expected to be isolated.
Four State Impacts:
Impacts:  Aside from hail and damaging winds, locally heavy rainfall may be possible with some storms. However, even though widespread rainfall totals are not expected to exceed an inch and a half.  However, we are in the area with the forecast totals in the higher rainfall totals as shown in the graphic below.

Gospel and Comedy Shine at Night to Remember

TYLER - Breckenridge Village of Tyler (BVT) hosted the 7th annual "Night to Remember," featuring live performances by country and gospel musicians, comedy by "America's Minister of Encouragement," and a special performance by adults with developmental disabilities that call BVT home. Nearly 800 people attended the event, which raised money to support scholarships for BVT residents.
Singing trio Ransomed, the First Baptist-Whitehouse Quartet, and Casey Rivers (from the reality show Nashville Star) performed to a packed house at KE Bushman's Celebration Center, February 26.
Dr. Dennis "The Swan" Swanberg, also known as "America's Minister of Encouragement," incorporated comedy, anecdotes, and uncanny impressions into a Christ-centered message. He called on guests to "plant a shade tree of love and concern" for BVT residents through their prayers and contributions.
"The music was wonderful, and the spirit of the singers matched their talent," said Dr. Swanberg. "It was simply a great celebration of Breckenridge Village residents, their staff and their supporters. What great work they are doing in the Tyler-area! I still can't get over the smiles, the love, and the hugs of the beautiful residents. I was honored to participate in the program."
"Dennis kept people in stitches," said Linda Taylor, Associate Executive Director of Advancement at BVT. "We enjoyed fabulous music from all our talented guest artists. My favorite moment was when the residents sang Amazing Grace, led by Brien, one of our residents. It was a really special time, they did so well."
Several donors and BVT's community partners helped make the annual event possible, including the de Wet family and Kiepersol Enterprises, Jeff and Debra Johnston, Ikey and Allison Eason of Chick-fil-A on Broadway and Troup Highway locations, Sandy King, Brookshire's Grocery Company and The Ranch.
The late Pierre de Wet, a longtime friend of BVT, was missed by BVT residents and many in attendance, says Taylor, but in his absence several people stepped up to keep one of his traditions alive.
"Pierre was always a really big part of the event," said Taylor. "He loved it, and we really missed him this year. He used to bring several pairs of boots to the event each year, and pass them through the crowd for folks to drop in donations. To ensure Pierre's tradition continued, Kelly Doherty, representing the Kiepersol family, brought her boots this year and told our guests, 'I have to do this because it was so important to him.'"
Breckenridge Village of Tyler (BVT) is a faith-based community for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For more information, contact Linda Taylor at Breckenridge Village at 903-596-8100 or visit

Sabine Valley District Baptist Association

On behalf of the Sabine Valley Association Brotherhood and President, Bro. Cecil Powell, we would like to announce that The Brotherhood department of the Sabine Valley Association will present a workshop on March 19, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Taylor Tabernacle, at 1803 Barrett Street in San Augustine, Texas.  Our State President, Bro. Charles E. Wright will be the workshop coordinator.  We are expecting all of Sabine Valley’s Brotherhood Departments to attend.  We would like to also invite all our brothers that make up the Southeast Region of the Baptist Missionary and Education (BM&E) Laymen’s Department and others that love the Lord to attend. 

Dumpsters for flood item disposal in Joaquin

The Shelby County Commissioners Court will have Dumpsters place in Joaquin March 18th 9 a.m. – 4p.m. for the disposal of flood items, such as runt furniture and appliances.   

CHS One Act Play Rescheduled

The Center High School one-act play that was rained out last week has been rescheduled to Tuesday March 22 at 6:30 it will still be at the CHS cafeteria and ticket prices remain the same $2 for adults and $1 for students.

State Bar offers hotline to help Texans affected by severe storms, flooding

AUSTIN — The State Bar of Texas offers a legal hotline — (800) 504-7030 — to help people find answers to basic legal questions and connect them with local legal aid providers following disasters such as the Sabine River flooding in southeast Texas.
The hotline — answered in English and Spanish — is designed to connect low-income people with legal aid providers in their area who can help with such issues as replacing lost documents, insurance questions, landlord-tenant problems, and consumer protection issues such as price-gouging and avoiding contractor scams during the rebuilding process. 
Callers can leave a message at any time. People who qualify for assistance will be matched with Texas lawyers who have volunteered to provide free, limited legal help.
Additional resources are available at and 
The State Bar of Texas reminds the public that solicitation of a potential legal case is a crime unless the lawyer has a family relationship with you or you have been a client of the lawyer in the past or are currently a client. Solicitation of you is also a crime if perpetrated by a non-lawyer employee or representative of the lawyer, unless the previous conditions exist. Please report any prohibited contacts by lawyers or their representatives, whether in person, telephone, or otherwise, to your local law enforcement authority or the State Bar of Texas at (877) 953-5535.

Bake Sale Fund Raiser

The First Pentecostal Church of Joaquin. We are having a Bake Sale on Saturday, March 19th. We will be set up in the parking lot of Napa Auto Parts store in Center beginning at 10:00am until all our delicious baked goods are all sold out. They are raising funds to send our youth group to Holiday Youth Convention in Lufkin on March 25th and March 25th.  For more information call Youth Pastor Robert Remedies 936-657-8066 or Tanya Gray 936-332-7112 . 

Sabine Valley District Baptist Association

On behalf of the Sabine Valley Association Brotherhood and President, Bro. Cecil Powell, we would like to announce that The Brotherhood department of the Sabine Valley Association will present a workshop on March 19, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Taylor Tabernacle, at 1803 Barrett Street in San Augustine, Texas.  Our State President, Bro. Charles E. Wright will be the workshop coordinator.  We are expecting all of Sabine Valley’s Brotherhood Departments to attend.  We would like to also invite all our brothers that make up the Southeast Region of the Baptist Missionary and Education (BM&E) Laymen’s Department and others that love the Lord to attend. 

Special Commissioner's Court Meeting

Notice is hereby given that an emergency meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 17th day of March, 2016 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.  Discuss and ratify March 10, 2016 Declaration of Disaster.
2. Discuss and possibly approve dumpsters to be placed in Precinct 3 for debris removal.


Burglary at Liquor Store

Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports that on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at approximately 0133hrs, Patrol Deputy Christopher Benton was dispatched to an alarm call at Good Day's Liquor Store located at 5569 Highway 96 North, Center. Suspects entered the building by knocking out a portion of cinder blocks at the back of the building. Surveillance video footage shows suspects involved in the burglary incident.
Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information regarding this crime should call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online at Remember you don't have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.

The Shawnee hill Trail Riders Annual Trail Ride

The Shawnee hill Trail Riders will have their annual Nacogdoches Trail Ride on March 26 starting at 8:00 a.m. on county road 538.  The trail will proceed from county road 538 – county road 528.  They will stop at Festival Park for a free lunch at 11:30, where the Wells Fargo Stage Coach will be for people to take pictures. The group will depart at 1:30and the Stage Coach will join the group for the last stretch of the journey to the Nacogdoches Expo Center, where they will have a tail gate party.  For more information contact Pam Hamby at 936-564-1119.

The CHS Golden Brick Talent Award Show

The CHS Senior Class is proud to
announce its upcoming 6th annual Golden Brick Talent and
Awards Show" Monday March 21 at the CHS Auditorium. 
It's an unusual show, unique to Center, Texas and it is
fun for folks of all ages.
Imagine the Oscars and American Idol combined
into one show and you have a pretty good idea of what The
Golden Bricks Show is about.
First and foremost, it is a talent show
highlighting the remarkable talents of our CHS students. 
There will be singers, musicians, dancers, comedians, poets,
and more.  Critiquing these artists will be a celebrity
"American Idol-style" panel of judges featuring
CHS teachers Archie Haddox, Armondo Palomino, and show
creator Pam Franklin.
"A talent show needs to happen in every high
school because so many of our students have abilities that
you can't grade or enter into UIL contests,"
Franklin said.  "But the Golden Bricks are more than
just a talent show.  Because they are based on American
Idol, the audience will get a chance to determine the
finalists and the winner of the Golden Brick and the $50
grand prize!  The audience can put money in their favorite
contestant's money-can.  And we also get to meet the
celebrity presenters who will present the Golden Bricks in
our special categories."
Those "categories" were created by the
staff of The Lariat, Center's new high school
"We created new categories for Senior
Celebration this year and we thought the winners would be
announced then [on February 29], school newspaper sponsor
Sydney Brookshire said.  "But in the interest of time,
we just moved the sillier categories to
The categories may be silly but they've been
voted on by students and the winners will be presented
"Academy Award-style" by students dressed up like
"After a singer or instrumentalist finishes
his or her song, two more students who claim to be Hillary
Clinton and Donald Trump, for instance, will come to the
podium dressed as their character and present the Golden
Brick for "student who has slept the most hours in
class" or some other fun category like that,"
emcee Chris Watlington said.  "It is a fun way for
students to let their hair down and enjoy each other for an
hour and a half."
Mr. Watlington will play Ryan Seacrest while the
hosts of the evening will be seniors Parrish Miller and Beau
Buster Byrnes.
"I saw two guys host the Golden Bricks when
I was a freshman and decided then and there that I would do
that when I was a senior," Miller said.  "Beau
Buster and I are gonna have a blast!"
The Bricks will begin at 6:30; admission is $5
for students and adults; proceeds from admission and from
audience voting go to the Senior Class.  Concessions will
be provided by the CHS Junior Class; all concession proceeds
will help finance this year's prom.  Due to the nature
of modern song lyrics and because of the show's
unpredictable nature, parents of young children are
cautioned.  Audiences from 4th grade and up are encouraged
to attend.

Center Game Scores

Boys Soccer- Center 11 Hudson 0
Varsity Baseball- Center 5 Henderson 2
Girls Varsity Softball- Center 8 Tatum 5

Fun for Funds Auction

Fun for Funds Auction Coming March 29th
Let the fun begin! Mark your calendar for the 2016 Fun for Funds event to be held March 29th from 6pm until 9pm! 
The auction includes unique items such as an antique Coca Cola Cooler, an autographed photograph of Nolan Ryan in a bloody Texas Ranger uniform, (2) tickets to Cotton Bowl Football, and so much more. The Cotton Bowl tickets were donated in memory of CHS teacher and tennis coach Doug Andrews.
The auction will be view-able online via a live webcast! The event will also be broadcast live on stations KQBB FM 100.5 and KDET AM 930 and on television via Suddenlink Cable Channel 2. Those wanting to bid can log onto to register and participate in the live auction. Early bidding opens March 22nd.
Funds from the auction benefit the Catherine Pinkston Roughrider Scholarship Fund. Over the years, if you have ever participated in the Fun for Funds event, you have helped Rotary to raise over $1,000,000 for the Roughrider Scholarship Foundation (RSF). RSF has presented over 1,600 scholarships totaling over $1,000,000 to graduating CHS students and is funded by donations, not just from Rotary, but from the community. It has provided Center ISD students with a resource very few school systems have.
Rotary is seeking items to auction which will bring the highest possible dollar amount. If you do not have a unique item to auction, any and all monetary donations are greatly appreciated and will benefit the same fund. During the auction, monetary donations can be made in honor or memory of someone and the donation will be announced during the broadcast as well as online.
If you have any questions about Fun for Funds or would like to make an auction item or monetary donation, please feel free to contact the Rotary Club at or call Anna Lee, Rotary Club President, at 936.598.5688. All donations are tax deductible to
the extent permitted by law. 

I-10 Update

The Sabine River is not rising as quickly as was anticipated on I-10 at the TX/LA border, so it was reopened about noon today.
As of  1:30 pm,  the I-10 westbound lanes were closed at the LA/TX border. I-10 eastbound lanes remain open for now. US 190 is also open at the present time.
This information could change quickly in the hours to come. TxDOT is monitoring the situation and we continue to recommend truck traffic to detour to I-20. Motorists are urged to stay alert to lighted message boards concerning I-10 and detours that will be open to them for travel to and from Louisiana. Official recommendations for detours remain the same as in earlier emails should all lanes of I-10 be closed again.
As far as anticipated congestion at US 59/SL 224 in Nacogdoches: The timing on the left-hand turn traffic signal allowing traffic onto SL 224 NB has been adjusted, allowing more traffic to move through the intersection onto the loop. Officials are working on other contingency plans should they become necessary to implement due to increased traffic congestion because of possible closures on I-10.

Jimmy Scott named Pete Smith Agriculture Pioneer of the Year

Jimmy Scott named Pete Smith Agriculture Pioneer of the Year 
by John Boyette, District Forester III, Texas A&M Forest Service
Jimmy Scott is a quiet, modest man who has accomplished much and given back to his community even more. Jimmy was born and raised on a cotton farm in the Winter Hill community near Douglass along with his eleven brothers and sisters. He graduated from the C.L. Simon High School in Cushing, married his high school sweetheart Willie and moved to Dallas to begin his career with General Motors.  
Although he lived and worked in Dallas, many of the neighbors in Winter Hill thought he still lived there because he came back so often to help out on the family farm.
After retiring from GM, Jimmy moved back to Nacogdoches in 1995 to raise cows.  In 2000, he bought another 100 acre tract and started planting trees.  
Jimmy hired his cousin to ride in the tree planter, and Jimmy drove the tractor. Together, they planted about 40,000 loblolly pine seedlings.
Today, Jimmy’s tree farm is a showpiece that is often used as an example of how tree farming should be done. He has personally conducted a number of tours for other landowners and tree farmers. The most recent was a workshop hosted by Prairie View A&M for minority landowners in which Jimmy led the tour.  
Jimmy can often be found on his tree farm clearing fence lines, maintaining fire breaks, or improving his road system. He modestly said, “I like it to look nice."
Jimmy is a member of the Douglass Fire Board, the Angelina/Nacogdoches Counties Forest Landowners Association Board of Directors,  the Deacon Board at Scott Temple Church of Christ, and the Texas Small Farmer and Ranchers/CBO Board of Directors. Jimmy is a Certified Tree Farmer through the American Tree Farm System and a Certified Forest Steward through Texas A&M Forest Service.
The Nacogdoches County Agriculture Committee will honor Jimmy Scott as the Pete Smith Agriculture Pioneer of the Year at the Agriculture Appreciation & Awareness Banquet on Monday, April 11 at the Nacogdoches County Exposition & Civic Center. The award is sponsored by Heritage Land Bank. Other 2016 award recipients are:  Farm Family of the Year John & Cathy Kirk Family (Sponsor: Tipton Ford Lincoln); Agribusiness of the Year Boles Feed Nacogdoches, LLC (Sponsor: First Bank & Trust East Texas); and Ag Educator of the Year Warner Wilson (Sponsor:  Citizens 1st Bank).  Gary and Sue Atkins Agricultural Scholarship Awards will also be presented to Nacogdoches County students
Banquet tables and tickets are available. Contact the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce at 936-560-5533 for details. The event begins at 6  p.m., dinner sponsored by Mast Cattle & Timber Investments begins at 6:30 p.m., and the program with keynote speaker Roy O. Martin III of Roy O. Martin Lumber Company is at 7 p.m. 

Author Sandra Biersdorfer Book Signing Event

Author Sandra Biersdorfer is having a Book Signing Event on
March 19th 1 pm – 3 pm at the  Java Jacks Coffee House, 1122 North St, Nacogdoches, TX 75961.  For more information call (405) 458-5642 or Michelle Whitman at


Drivers should use I-20 as alternate route.

The Shelby County Grill Fest Barbecue Cook-off

The Shelby County Grill Fest Barbecue Cook-off will be Saturday, March 19 at the
 Windham Civic Center in Center, Texas, with cook teams from across east Texas and
western Louisiana vying for over $6,700 in prize money and the Grand Champion trophy
along with bragging rights. The barbecue cook-off is presented by Farmers State Bank and sanctioned by the Lone Star Barbecue Society. The event will feature three cooking categories including brisket, chicken and ribs.
The public is invited to enter the Dessert Cook-Off. Entries must be taken to the Windham Civic Center between 10-11:00 a.m. Judging will be at 11:00. There is a $10 fee per entry and a jackpot prize. A 42 Tournament will begin Friday night, March 18, at 7:00 p.m. at Sombreros Mexican Grill & Cantina, with the finals on Saturday in Foster Hall at the Civic Center. Players may pre-register at the Chamber or register on-site Friday. The entry is
$10 per person. Rules may be obtained at Doors open at the Civic Center at 12 noon for spectators. An all-day, come and go wristband is $10 for the indoor and outdoor activities. The crowd will be entertained with live music presented by the Windham Civic Center when Joe Cuellar takes the stage at 2:00 p.m. Entries will be accepted for the Washer Pitching Contest sponsored by Shelby Savings
Bank at 12 noon. An outdoor Show & Shine Classic Car exhibit will be hosted by the Shelby County Cruisers. Tasting samples from Grill Fest will be shared throughout the event at the cook team stations to those with McDonalds wristbands. An awards presentation sponsored by the City of Center will round out the day's events at 5:00 p.m. Gold sponsor for the competition is Tyson Foods or at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office - 936-598-3682. Questions may be emailed to 

The Leadership Shelby County committee

The Leadership Shelby County committee is focused on directing or delivering leadership
events for alumni twice each year.  There is an exceptional opportunity in Tyler
 on Friday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m.
The College of Business & Technology at the University of Texas at Tyler is featuring
Lou Holtz with his presentation of "Game Plan for Success" which is one of their
 highlights in their Leadership Speaker Series.  The former college and pro football
coach and sports analyst on ESPN will describe the foundation upon which he has 
built his career.
For a reserved table of (8) eight for $500 please call Jessica Brown at UT Tyler
 at 903.565.5741 to make a reservation.
The Chamber has one table reserved.  If you would like an individual reserved seat
for $35, please call the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936.598.3682 or email
April 29 sounds like a ways off in the distance, but this event will sell out.  
Please respond by Wednesday, March 23.  After we know how many are interested in
 going we will develop a plan for dinner and lodging for those interested.  Individual
tickets are available through UT Tyler.

Record Flooding in East Texas

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring record flooding in parts
of eastern Texas following intense rainfall.
Rainfall amounts of 18 – 20 inches over the last four days have led to
record flooding and evacuations in eastern Texas.
Seven USGS crews are measuring high flood flows and verifying streamgage
operations on the Sulphur, Cypress and Sabine River basins. Preliminary
data show record flood peaks were measured at five locations on the lower
portion of the Sabine River, downstream of the Toledo Bend Reservoir. In
anticipation of intense flooding in the City of Orange, Texas, USGS crews
will be making special discharge measurements and installing a
rapid-deployment gage to support emergency management personnel. One USGS
streamgage has been impacted by the floodwater and debris, and crews will
repair the equipment once it is safe to do so. All other streamgages are
fully operational and have not been impacted by the flood at this time.
USGS crews will keep tracking the movement of the floodwaters as rains
continue and the water moves downstream. This information is critical for
resource managers and emergency responders to help protect life and
property. The USGS has coordinated efforts with the Army Corps of
Engineers, the National Weather Service, Sabine River Authority and several
other local and state partners.




The Shelby County Commissioners' Court met on Monday, March 14th at 9:30 a.m. They deliberated on several budget proposals and made the following discussions.
1. They approved the minutes of the February 9th Regular Meeting and the February 23 Special Meeting.  
2. They approved the pay of monthly expenses.
3. They Approved Officers' Reports.
4. The accepted public comments on agenda items.
5. They approved the motion to move an office clerk in charge of motor vehicles from part time to full-time.  
6. They tabled the motion to grant additional storage space for the motor vehicle and tax offices.
7. They approved the blanket bond for Tax Assessor's deputy clerks.
8. They approved the court clerk’s office to close April 13-15th of this current year, for the clerks to attend training.
9. They approved $2,500 per precinct, per month out of the right away funds for trash pick-up.
10. They tabled the Child Safety Fee Fund for future discussions.
11. They renewed the subscription for LexisNexis Law for $55 a month.
12. They approved the racial profiling report for Constable Precinct #4, Bryan Gray.
13. They recognized Sherry Riley Veteran Affairs Officer, for completion of 2015 training.
14. They approved the order authorizing the sale of fireworks on San Jacinto Day and Memorial Day.
15. They tabled the motion to take action to purchase a new Road Grader for Precinct #4.
16. They tabled the motion to approve the lease agreement between Shelby County and Tri-County Community Action, until future questions about whether funds stay in Shelby County.
17. They tabled the request to advance FEMA funds for Precinct 3 and amend Precinct 3 budget.
18. They approved the emergency purchase of 3 large culverts from Loop 500 Salvage, LLC for Commissioner Precinct 3, who purchased them from a relative.  


Stephen Shires 




Debora Riley - Tax Assessor-Collector


Center City Council Meeting

There will be a Center City Council meeting on Monday, March 14 at 5:00 p.m in the Council Room at City Hall.  

Missing Political Signs

 Many political candidate signs are missing. The public is reminded that it is a State Felony to unlawfully remove a political sign. There are several runoff elections, so it is
appropriate for some signs to still be displayed.

Timpson City Meeting on March 15

MARCH 15, 2016 – 5:30 P.M.
The workshop will allow Councilmembers to discuss agenda items before the meeting and also give guest speakers an opportunity to go over reports and answer questions.
 CALL TO ORDER:   Mayor Pro Tem Ronnie Wolfe
 Pledge: United States Pledge, Texas Pledge  
Paul Smith, Chamber President 
Reports by the members of the City Council on matters not on the agenda will be made at this time.  A total, not to exceed, 10 minutes will be devoted to these reports.
On 4/07/2016 Paula Mullins will celebrate 7 years as Timpson Municipal Court Clerk;            City Secretary, Leslie Leathers will mark her 1 year anniversary on 3/17/2016.
This time is provided for members of the public to address the City Council on items that appear within the Consent and Action Items or a matter not listed on the agenda.  Each speaker is limited to 3 minutes.  A Citizens Input form may be filled out and filed with the City Secretary prior to the City Council meeting.
Frank Chimney has requested to address the Council representing the Volunteer Fire Dept.
Consider approval of the FY 2014-2015 AUDIT presented by Kyle Caperton of Murrey, Paschell and Caperton, P.C. 
A. Public Works:  Larry Burns
                  B.    Police Department:  Kent Graham
                  C.   Municipal Court:  Reported for the month of February 2016, 82 citations                              issued, 94 violations, 6 citation to a minor, 0 citations to a juvenile.                              Total amount reported $24,708.61 for the Police Department with the 
   City’s portion estimated at 55% or $13,589.74.
            D.   City Secretary:  Reporting an update on the Union Pacific RR Bore Permit.  Pat 
                   Oates verified that the permit has been prepared and sent to UPRR and they have
                   acknowledged receipt of the application.  The UPRR advised that processing
                   time is 2 months.  From that point, they are supposed to provide us with final
                   input as to the construction requirements. (Copy of application is included in the
                  There will be a trash dumpster on April 2nd beside City Hall on Railroad Ave, 
                  from 7 am until capacity is reached.  The recycle roll off box will also be here
                  for aluminum, paper and plastic only on April 2nd – 8th.
E. Election Info:  There were 4 completed candidate packets submitted for the 
General Election on May 7th.  Incumbent Yvonne Ramsey and Al Skinner are the
                   unopposed candidates for the two seats on the City Council.  They will begin 
                   their new terms in May of 2016.  A drawing was done on February 26th for the
                   placement of names on the ballot for the two Mayoral candidates.  Current 
                   Councilman George Grace will be listed 1st and Debra Smith will be listed 2nd   
                   on the May ballot.
                   IMPORTANT DATES:
                        *Early Voting begins April 25th at City Hall and ends May 3rd ; weekdays only
     *April 25 and May 3rd are extended hours – 7am – 7pm other days are 8am-5 pm
                  *April 7- the last day to register to vote in order to be able to vote in the May 7th
*April 26- the last day to apply for ballots to be voted by mail.
                  *May 7--ELECTION DAY-- 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Timpson ISD Gym foryer.
 Items A thru F included under the Consent Agenda require little or no deliberation by the Council.  
Approval of the Consent Agenda authorizes the City Secretary to proceed with the conclusion of each item as reflected in the Minutes of this meeting.
A.    Consider approval of the minutes from the Regular Meeting held on February 16th
B.    Consider approval of  Financial Statement for the month ending February, 2016
C.    Consider approval of March Accounts Payable – Unpaid bills for February, 2016 
D.    Approve the EDC Minutes from February 15, 2016
 1.      Discuss and take action:   Consider renewal of the 1 year term of Judge James 
          Bogue (04/01/2016 – 04/01/2017) 
2.      Discuss and take action:   Request for Bids – Renew Contract on the mowing for the
         Parks, RR row, and other city property currently on contract with Gareth Yoder for
         $23,860 per year paid monthly $1,988.33.
3.      Discuss and take action: Request Bids for Annual Fire Hydrant Audit.
4.      Discuss and take action: The Council will discuss an Ordinance authorizing the City
         to collect outstanding fee and fines.  Laird Markland of McCreary Veselka Bragg & Allen
   (MVBA) will be in attendance.
5.      Discuss and take action:   
         A.   Approval of MVBA contract for fees and fines.
         B.   Approval of Agreement to add software to Paula’s computer.
The Council reserves the right to retire into executive session concerning any of the items listed on this agenda whenever it is considered necessary and is legally justified under the Open Meetings Act.
This facility is wheelchair accessible and wheelchair parking is available.  Requests for accommodations or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting.  Please contact the City Secretary at 254-2421 for further information or needed assistance.
This agenda is posted as required under Government Code Section 551.041.  For more information or for a copy of the open meetings act, please contact the Attorney General of Texas at 1-800-252-8011 or the City Secretary at 936-254-2421.
City of Timpson
Ronnie Wolfe, Mayor Pro Tem
I certify that the above notice of meeting was posted on the bulletin board in City Hall, 456 Jacob Street, Timpson, Texas and on the front door of the Timpson Police Department facing outside, on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 12:00 pm.
Leslie Leathers, City Secretary
I certify that the attached notice and agenda of items to be considered by the City Council was removed by me from the bulletin board in the City Hall and from the front door of the Timpson Police Department on the _______day of, _______________2016.
Leslie Leathers, City Secretary

Shelbyville Dragon Update

The softball game scheduled for March 11 vs Zavalla has been
rescheduled for March 21. The game vs Chireno will be played on March 14 at Chireno

Timpson Bear Update

Mon. March 14 – Spring Break Begins
---14 – 18th – Spring Break – School resumes regular time Monday March 21
----------------Softball @ Gary @ 5 p.m.
---------------- Jr. High Girls’ Track in West Sabine
Tues. March 15 – Baseball vs. Tenaha – There @ 4:00 p.m.
---------------- Softball vs. Alto – Home @ 5:00 p.m.
Wed. March 16 – Softball vs. Mt. Enterprise – There @ 1:00 p.m. (Double Header)
Friday March 18 – Baseball vs. Mt. Enterprise – Home @ 4:00 p.m.
----18th-20th---------- FFA Houston Livestock Show & Ag Mechanics
Mon. March 21 – Classes will resume at regular time.
TES Book Fair – Mrs. Teresa Osby reports that the Timpson Elementary School book fair raised $3,380 last week.  The purpose of the book fair is to encourage students to read and to raise money so that additional books and supplies can be purchased for the library.  The TES library is a popular place for elementary school students who enjoy getting to check out books to carry home to read.  We appreciate all the students, parents and community members who helped make the book fair such a success.
Lindgren DAR Recipient - Bethany Lindgren was chosen as the Timpson High School DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Good Citizen recipient.  Bethany and other recipients from across Shelby and Nacogdoches Counties were honored and recognized during the DAR luncheon.  The luncheon was hosted by DAR members and held in the SFA Twilight Ballroom.  Bethany was accompanied by her English IV teacher, Donna Lack, high school counselor Charlotte Metcalf, and Bethany's former English teacher, Pat Crawford.  Congratulations Bethany. We are proud of you!
THS/TMS Twirling Lines - Attached is a photo of the Timpson Middle School and Timpson High School  2016-17 twirling lines.
Jr. High Twirling Line - Erica Renick, Jamie Stephens, Celine Bush, Aniyah Johnson, Chelsey Franks, Yanelit Garcia, Ally Kimbro, Kaitlyn Crockett, and Breanna Schubert
HS Twirling Line - Head Twirler: Maria Palacios, Aislynn Kimzey, Kristyn Rader, Ja'Karia Deckard, Rebekah Parks, Kayleigh Wolf, Anna Smith, and Angel Lee
THS Honor Roll - Attached is the fourth six weeks Timpson High School honor roll. Congratulations to all students for your hard work in attaining this honor.

Shelbyville Boys Basket Ball

Shelbyville Dragon Boys Basketball All-District Selections
JJ Boykins, Offensive MVP
Trez Barnes, Jeremy Boykins; 1st team
Cole Ferguson, Trae Polley; 2nd team
Terrell Cartwright, Octavian Burrell, Nik Williams, Javis Thompson;
Honorable Mention.

Center Spring Break Schedule

*CMS Track Update*
The Middle School Track meet scheduled for Monday, 3/14/16 @ West Sabine,
has been cancelled.
*CHS Spring Break Athletic Schedule*
*MONDAY, 3/14*
*TUESDAY, 3/15*
SOFTBALL VS TATUM; JV @ 4:30, V @ 6:15
BASEBALL @ HENDERSON; JV @ 4:30, V @ 7:00
*FRIDAY, 3/18*

Commissioners Court Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a Regular meeting of the Governing Body of the Shelby County Commissioner' Court will be held on March 14th at 9:30 a.m. in the Courtroom of the Shelby County Courthouse at 200 San Augustine Street, in Center.

Boil Water Notice For San Augustine

There is a Boil Water Notice in effect for San Augustine for the N.E.W water Supply System for customers on plant one only.  This includes Fountaint Town, Spring Ridge and Woodland Acres areas.  

27th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival

The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Tipton Ford Lincoln is the presenting sponsor of the 27th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival -  the beginning of a three-year commitment for this sponsorship level.
"Having a Nacogdoches homegrown business sponsor the festival in this way is truly fitting," said Grace Handler, festival chair. "The planning committee is excited to work with Tipton Owner Neal Slaten and his team. We are looking forward to implementing their ideas that will grow the family-friendly festival in new directions."
The Texas Blueberry Festival is produced by the Nacogdoches County Chamber, and Slaten has a well-established record of volunteer service with the Chamber. He served a three-year term as a member of the Board of Directors beginning in Oct. 2008, as Vice Chair of Business Development 2009 - 2010 and Vice Chair of Membership Services 2010 - 2011.
“As a former Chamber Director, I know the value the Texas Blueberry Festival brings to the greater Nacogdoches area. We were surprised and delighted when the opportunity to be the Presenting Sponsor came available," Slaten said. "Tipton Ford Lincoln, our employees and their families are excited to work with the Chamber and all the festival volunteers.”
The  27th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Tipton Ford Lincoln is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 11 in historic downtown Nacogdoches. The festival is free to attend and offers live entertainment, activities, contests and delicious treats that all can enjoy. Contact the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce at 936-560-5533 or go to for information.

Shelby County Beekeepers Club to Meet

The Shelby County Beekeepers Club will meet on Wednesday, March 16th at the active Shelby County courthouse, 2nd floor meeting room at 11:30 a.m.  Mike Bordelon will show a variety of beetle traps and demonstrate how they are used in the hive to control the beetle problem.  Bring a lunch and meet beekeepers from the East Texas area. 
For more information on Shelby County Beekeepers Club contact Mike Bordelon 936-332-4457 or regarding club information, or Lane Dunn, CEA-Ag/NR and Jheri-Lynn McSwain, CEA-FCS at 936-598-7744 or regarding Extension resources/information on beekeeping.

Daughters of Revolution Award Winner

Bethany Lindgren was chosen as the Timpson High School DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Good Citizen recipient.  Bethany and other recipients from across Shelby and Nacogdoches Counties were honored and recognized during the DAR luncheon.  The luncheon was hosted by DAR members and held in the SFA Twilight Ballroom.
Bethany was accompanied by her English IV teacher, Donna Lack, high school counselor Charlotte Metcalf, and Bethany's former English teacher, Pat Crawford.  Congratulations Bethany. We are proud of you!

Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative Reports Power Outages - UPDATE

As of 12:45 pm, yesterday DETEC is now reporting less than 10 meters out.  We thank you for your patience and commend crews for their perseverance.  Crews will continue to work to access the remaining outages to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible.
Please report all outages by calling: 1-800-392-5986.
Above all, we want to ask you to be safe - STAY AWAY FROM ALL DOWNED LINES.  Consider them all to be live and dangerous.  Call DETEC at 1-800-392-5986 to report downed lines and outages.

Mandatory Evacuation for those who live next to the Sabine River and Toledo Bend Lake

As the Shelby County Emergency Management Director I am issuing a
county-wide Declaration of Disaster and a Mandatory Evacuation for all
residents that live on the Sabine River and Toledo Bend Lake within Shelby
County.  If you live close to any low lying areas near any body of water you
should evacuate.  The Sabine River is set to crest on Sunday; please do not
wait until then to call for help to evacuate.  You may call your volunteer
fire department, the Sheriff's office, or 911 for help with evacuation.
Many agencies are working to help everyone reach safety and stay safe.
Again this is a Mandatory Order of Evacuation and a Declaration of Disaster.
I feel that the worst is yet to come, please be smart and safe.  

Drive One 4 UR School Event Cancelled

Due to more rain in the forecast, the "Drive One 4 UR School" event
sponsored by Center Motor Company has been moved to Friday, March 18th

Tenaha ISD Cancellation

Tenaha ISD will not have school this Friday according to Brenda Lucas.  Teachers and staff will also have Friday off. 

Center Soccer Games Rescheduled

SATURDAY @ 6:00 P.M.

Roads Flood in Nacogdoches, Angelina, Shelby, Sabine, San Augustine, Polk, Trinity, and San Jacinto Counties

LUFKIN - The weather event this week has produced significant rainfall across Lufkin's nine-county district and maintenance crews continue to work around the clock in some counties to monitor damage and flooded roadways.
"We have several flooded areas this morning and while water will recede in some areas, with additional predicted rainfall through Saturday, motorists should remain cautious and be on alert for rising water," said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer. "We can't urge drivers enough not to drive through water that crosses the roadway. A vehicle can be washed off the roadway with as little as six inches of water. Stay safe and please respect our barriers and message boards warning of high water. Just turn around and take an alternate route."
The list below could change throughout the day, Friday and into Saturday. Real time roadway conditions throughout the state can be found at Immediate alerts of closed and flooded roadways can be found on Twitter at TxDOT Lufkin.
Damage and flooding in the Lufkin District reported as of Thursday morning included:
FM 2497: Water over roadway.
FM 58 at FM 1818: Water over roadway.
FM 844: Minor flooding.
FM 95: Water over roadway.
FM 343: Water over roadway.
FM 2262: Flooded roadway in the Trevat community.
FM 1280: Water over roadway.
FM 357: Flooded roadway near the Trinity/Polk County line.
FM 2501: Flooded roadway near the end of the pavement.
FM 3154: Water over the road at Antioch Road.
FM 230: Flooded roadway near Lovelady.
SH 146: Tree across roadway.
FM 352: Flooded roadway at Fox Creek and McManus Creek.
FM 1276: Water over the road.
FM 943: Flooded roadway at Big Sandy, Hickman and Long Tom creeks and trees across the roadway.
FM 942: Flooded roadway.
FM 350 South: Flooded roadway.
FM 1988: Water over the roadway at Tempe Creek.
FM 353: Closed indefinitely after flooding caused a sinkhole and pavement separation.
FM 1277: Flooded roadway at Speer Creek.
FM 3230: Flooded with culvert damage.
FM 711: Water across the roadway.
SH 87: Roadway is closed and impassable.
FM 1: Flooded roadway.
FM 2971: Flooded roadway.
FM 3315: Roadway flooded.
FM 944: Water across the roadway.
US 59: Water over the roadway at the construction site at FM 2914.
US 59 at the Trinity River: The southbound frontage road and the boat ramp is closed due to rising water.
FM 945 North: Water across both lanes at the San Jacinto River.
FM 3128: Roadway is closed west of Rose Hill Road.
FM 1279: Flooded roadway at Sandy Creek
For more information, contact<> or (936) 633-4395.

Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative Reports Power Outages

Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative is reporting approximately 200 meters out as of 10:30 am with the majority of those in Sabine County.
Extreme high water conditions in that area have slowed restoration as several roads are inaccessible.
Crews are currently working to access these areas to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible.
Please report all outages by calling: 1-800-392-5986.
Above all, we want to ask you to be safe - STAY AWAY FROM ALL DOWNED LINES.  Consider them all to be live and dangerous.  Call DETEC at 1-800-392-5986 to report downed lines and outages.

Boil Water Notice Lifted for Huxley

The Boil Water Notice has been lifted for the City of Huxley English Bay Marina Area.  It is no longer necessary to boil water prior to consumption.



Daughters of Republic of Texas Meeting

The William Carroll Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of Republic of Texas will meet Saturday, March 12, at 10:00 AM at the Historic Courthouse on the Square. Following the business meeting, at around 11:00, the Chapter will hold a Flag Ceremony and a Texas Honor Days observation. The JJE Gibson Children of the Republic of Texas Chapter and the Gateway to Texas Sons of the Republic of Texas Chapter will assist in the program. Weather permitting, the program will be held outside near the flagpoles. If weather is not favorable, it will be held inside the Courthouse instead. The public is invited to join them at 11:00 AM and help celebrate Texas History Month. Refreshments will be served in the DRT's First Ladies in Texas Building. They hope to see a good turn out.

Historic Flash Flooding

Historic flash flooding taking place from EaSt TX trough la,ark.
Moderate to major flooding.
Several areas at or near 20"
More light to moderate rain thru tomorrow and Sat
Monday thru Thurs of next week drying out, but another cold front will bring severe weather into the region once again. Mostly once again South of I 20.
All rivers And lakes have been hit with this historic event.
Center has gotten over 9 inches of rain fall.

Center/Joaquin Tennis Game Canceled Today

*The JV Center tennis match with Joaquin has been cancelled for today.*
Upcoming schedule:
3/17 - CHS practice 4:30-6, CMS practice 6-7:30.
3/19 - CMS practice 3-4:30, CHS practice 4:30-6
3/21 - CMS @ Jacksonville 4pm
3/22 - JV @ Kilgore tournament - Day
3/24 - V @ Longview tournament - Day

The Rodeo Play Day Has Been Cancelled

Boo Klein has notified Center Broad Cast Company that the "Play Day" that was scheduled for this Saturday at the Rodeo Arena has been cancelled.  


He also wanted to let farmers know that the Rodeo Arena will be open for anyone needing higher ground for their livestock.


For more information, call Boo Klein at 936-598-3505.

Huxley Helping Hands Food Drive Schedule Change

Huxley Helping Hands will be postponing the Saturday Food distribution until next saturday3-19-16, due to the weather. For more information contact Jessica Kay at 936-572-3463.

Timpson School is Closed Today

Timpson ISD is closing school today. Several roads in rural areas are not safe at this time.

Server Weather Update

In San Augustine the rain stands at 3.08 inches so far for the day, 6.88 for the storm total, and 6.94 for the Month.
   -  AND... like many other Counties catching these copious amounts of water, we have many low water bridges under water and a large number of County roads that have washed out all across SA County. 
   - In the North part of the County, they have accumulated additional amounts of 2.23 inches today on Norman Neel's Harmony Hill location. That's 5.30" for our storms total there.   
   - Norman's neighbor one mile down the road, Geoff Reeder, put 2.01 in his milk pail today for a storm total of 4.85 inches so far today.
   - On Sam Rayburn's North end at Etoile the minnow bucket held 3.41 inches today and another 1.88 leaked out yesterday.
   - In Broaddus, today's total was 3.80 inches and 2.70 inches yesterday for a 6.50 total for the storm.
   - Several others have reported 7-8+" on the side toward Toledo Bend.
Two day total of 9.9 inches as of 10:15 pm near Toledo Bend Reservoir NE of San Augustine and SE of Center/Shelbyville area in Shelby County.

Timpson ISD Weather Update

Timpson ISD will be monitoring the road conditions in the morning and inform of any delays or closures.

Panola College Opens Late

Panola College will delay opening until 10:00 am tomorrow, March 10th, due to weather. Classes beginning at 9:25 am will begin at 10:00 am.

Center Prom Tickets

The last day to purchase prom tickets is this Friday, March 11.  Tickets
are $20.  See Mrs. Fausett to purchase your ticket or to pick up your prom
ticket. Guests who are invited to prom by juniors/seniors must be
20-years-old or younger.

Voluntary Evacuation

I would want to urge everyone who lives in low lying areas, especially, the
lake areas and near the Sabine River to be cautious and if possible evacuate
until the rain and flooding ends.  We are not calling for a mandatory
evacuation at this time but a voluntary one.  Shelby County, City of
Joaquin, Joaquin VFD, American Red Cross, and other organizations are
working together to organize a shelter for people that have no family or
friends to stay with.  If you need help with evacuating, please contact your
local Volunteer Fire Department or law enforcement.  If your home is secure
and you do not need to evacuate, please stay at home.  Please do not put
yourself and/or emergency personal in danger.  Please be smart and cautious,
the life you save may be your own.  

CHS Games Changes Due to Rain


Scattered Power Outages

Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative is reporting scattered outages throughout the eight county service area of: San Augustine, Shelby, Sabine, Nacogdoches, Newton, Jasper, Panola and Rusk Counties.
Crews are currently working to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible.
Please report all outages, by calling: 1-800-392-5986.
Above all, we want to ask you to be safe - STAY AWAY FROM ALL DOWNED LINES.  Consider them all to be live and dangerous.  Call DETEC at 1-800-392-5986 to report downed lines and outages.

Joaquin ISD School Weather Information Update

Joaquin ISD will not hold classes on Thursday, March 10th or Friday, March
11th.  Staff will still need to report at 9:00 am on both days.
JH/HS Cheer tryouts will still be conducted at the scheduled time on
Friday, March 11th.

Center ISD Board Of Trustees Meeting

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center ISD will be held March 10, 2016, beginning at 6:00 PM
in the Center Independent School District Administration Boardroom 107 PR 605 Center, TX 75935.
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.
1. Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum
2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
3. Public Comments/Audience Participation
4. Consent Agenda
4. 1. Minutes
4. 2. Investment Report
4. 3. Tax Office Report
4. 4. Monthly Financial Report
4. 5. Overnight Student Activity Trips
4. 6. Budget Amendments
5. Consideration and Approval of 2016-2017 School Calendar
6. Consideration and Approval to Accept Bid for Internet Service
7. Consideration and Approval to Certify the Superintendent, James Hockenberry, to the
Region 7 Regional Advisory Committee 2016-2017
8. Consideration and Possible Action of Food Service Management Company Contract
9. Distribute TASB Update 104
10. Closed Session
10. 1. District Employees and Officers: Texas Gov't Code 551.074
10. 1. 1. Employment of Personnel
10. 1. 2. Resignation/Retirement of Personnel
10. 1. 3. Extended Emergency Sick Leave
11. Open Session
11. 1. District Employees and Officers: Texas Gov't Code 551.074
11. 1. 1. Employment of Personnel
11. 1. 2. Resignation/Retirement of Personnel
11. 1. 3. Extended Emergency Sick Leave
12. Adjournment

The 11th Annual Shelby County 4-H & FFA Livestock Show

The 11th Annual Shelby County 4-H & FFA Livestock Show was held March 3, 2016 at the Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Arena.  Weigh in of market animals started at 7:30 and lasted until 9:00.  The show started at 10:00 with rabbits being judged by Mrs. Sherry Poindexter of San Augustine, TX.  Dr. Billy Zanolini, who is a Texas A&M 4-H Livestock Specialist, judged the lambs, goats, swine, and cattle.  Dr. Zanolini was very informative and interactive with the children and animals.  There were over 90 exhibitors at this year’s show.  The Buyers Appreciation Bar-b-que and Livestock Auction was held on March 5th at the John Dean Windham Civic Center.  The following are the results of the show and auction:
Megan Dunn of Center 4-H showed the Grand Champion Steer.  Following the show, Megan’s steer sold at the livestock auction for $6,750 with   Hawkeye Hunting Club purchasing the 1300 pound steer.  
Reserve Champion steer honor went to Ethan Wood of Joaquin FFA. Ethan’s steer was purchased by Shelby Savings Bank for $3,800. 
The Grand Champion Market Swine was shown by Lance Holloway of Center 4-H with  Border’s Poultry Supply and Heritage Land Bank purchasing the champion hog for $4,500.
Madison McMillan of Center FFA showed the Reserve Champion Market Swine.  The hog was sold to Running “M” Feed, Nix Forestry, Jacks Saw Shop, Pup-N-Sudz Dog Grooming, JoAnne Shillings, A Color Salon, Anne Eades, Bounds Insurance, Town & Country Real Estate, Morrison Insurance Agency, Hardy’s Machine Shop, Dean’s Hardware, Hughes Florist, Fish & Still, and Chance & Julie David, for $2,200. 
In the Market Goat division, Wesley Wages of Center 4-H showed the Grand Champion. Wesley’s goat was purchased for $3,800 by Farmers State Bank.
The Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat was shown by Hannah Wages of Center 4-H.  Hannah’s goat was purchased for $2,100 by Deep East Texas Electric Co-op.
Jairo Blanco of Joaquin FFA showed the Grand Champion Market Lamb in Thursday’s Show.  Texas State Bank, Shelby Veterinary Associates, Cockrell Farms, Toledo Finance Corp., Shoop Insurance/LPL Financial/Cash Now, 96 Equipment Inc., and Steel Building Supply purchased Jairo’s lamb for $3,200.
Reserve Champion honors in the Market Lamb division went to Caden Solomon of Timpson FFA.  XTO was the winning bidders for $2,100.
The Grand Champion Market Rabbit was shown by Chandler Cartwright of Center FFA.  Chandler will receive premium money in the amount of $400.  Zac Denby of Center FFA showed the Reserve Grand Champion pen of market rabbits.  He will receive $350 in premium money.
The livestock’s premium money totaled just over $77,991 for local 4-H and FFA members according to Ty Cauthan, Show Chairman.
The Larry Hagler Memorial Scholarship is given to the highest placing seniors in the Livestock Market division.
Highest Placing Senior in the Market Steer division was Haylon Powers.  Haylon will receive a $500 scholarship.
The steer shown by Cralon Hughes was the "highest gaining" steer of the show.  Cralon will receive a $150 scholarship.
The Highest Placing County Bred Steer was shown by Cralon Hughes.  Cralon will be presented with $1000 from Farmers State Bank. The 2nd Highest Placing County Bred Steer was shown by Kristen Harvey.  Kristen will receive $250 from Shelby County Farm Bureau.  
The Highest Placing County Bred Heifer was shown by Baylor Kimbro. Baylor will receive $750 from Link Charolais & Dr. Derek Grant.  The 2nd place county bred heifer was also shown by Baylor Kimbro.  Baylor will receive $250 from Link Charolais & Dr. Derek Grant. 
In the Beef division, Abi Hooper of Joaquin FFA was presented the Senior Beef Showmanship buckle by Joaquin FFA. Shelbyville FFA presented Ethan Wood of Joaquin FFA with the Junior Beef Showmanship buckle.
Madison McMillan of Center FFA was named Champion Senior Swine Showman.  The trophy buckle was presented by Shelby County Farm Bureau.  Shelby County 4-H presented the Junior Champion Swine Showman buckle to Seth Shamblin of Center 4-H.
In the Goat division, Collin Vickers of Joaquin Rams 4-H Club was named Champion Senior Showman and was presented a buckle by Timpson FFA.  Wesley Wages of Center 4-H was named Champion Junior Showman and his buckle was presented by Tenaha FFA.
Farm Bureau presented Kayleigh Scroggins of Timpson FFA with the Champion Senior Lamb Showmanship buckle.  Caden Solomon of Timpson FFA received the Champion Junior Lamb Showmanship buckle from Shelby County 4-H.
Other placings in Saturday's Show were:
Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Breeding Rabbits Doe:
Lane Loggins, Shelbyville 4-H-Grand Champion
Market Rabbits:
Chandler Cartwright, Center FFA- Grand Champion Rabbit
Zac Denby, Center FFA-Reserve Grand Champion Rabbit
Kaylena Eaves, Tenaha FFA-3rd 
Nicolas Anderson, Tenaha FFA-4th 
Olivia Ford, Tenaha FFA-5th 
Abbie Muckleroy, Center FFA-6th 
Justin Carrol, Tenaha FFA-7th 
Zack Fausett, Center FFA-8th 
Market Swine Light Weight:
Taylor Gutermuth, Center 4-H- 1st 
Seth Shamblin, Center 4-H- 2nd 
Dillan Snell, Center FFA-3rd 
Jaden Johnson, Timpson FFA-4th 
Madelyn Ramsey, Timpson FFA-5th 
Zachary Jones, Timpson FFA-6th 
Jon Grogan, Timpson FFA-7th 
Market Swine Middle Weight:
Lance Holloway, Center 4-H- 1st 
Madison McMillan, Center FFA- 2nd
Trevor Hightower, Center 4-H-3rd 
Alli Jo Baldwin, Joaquin FFA-4th 
Hope Milford, Timpson FFA-5th 
Logan Yates, Timpson FFA-6th 
Lauren Neal, Joaquin FFA-7th 
Market Swine Heavy Weight:
Logan Holloway, Center 4-H- 1st 
Colton Gutermuth, Center 4-H- 2nd 
Amanda Yates, Timpson FFA- 3rd 
Kylie Whittington, Timpson FFA-4th 
Karley Broadway, Joaquin FFA-5th 
John Weir, Joaquin FFA-6th 
Dustin Weir, Joaquin FFA-7th 
Market Swine Sale Order:
Lance Holloway, Center 4-H- Grand Champion purchased by Borders Poultry and Heritage Land Bank for $4,500.
Madison McMillan, Center FFA- Reserve Grand Champion purchased by Running “M” Feed, Nix Forestry, Jacks Saw Shop, Pup-N-Sudz Dog Grooming, JoAnne Shillings, A Color Salon, Anne Eades, Bounds Insurance, Town & Country Real Estate, Morrison Insurance Agency, Hardy’s Machine Shop, Dean’s Hardware, Hughes Florist, Fish & Still, and Chance & Julie David for $2,200.
Logan Holloway, Center 4-H- purchased by Hawkeye Hunting Club for $2,199
Colton Gutermuth, Center 4-H- purchased by Shelby County Farm Bureau for $2,000.
Taylor Gutermuth, Center 4-H- purchased by Shelby Savings Bank for $2,199.
Seth Shamblin, Center 4-H- purchased by Borders Poultry Supply for $2,100.
Dillen Snell, Center FFA- purchased by Raymond Construction for $2,199.
Trevor Hightower, Center 4-H-purchased by Farmers State Bank for $2,199.
Breeding Goats-Doe Class 1
Wesley Wages, Center 4-H-1st 
Hannah Wages, Center 4-H – 2nd 
Breeding Does:
Wesley Wages, Center 4-H- Grand Champion
Hannah Wages, Center 4-H- Reserve Grand Champion
Market Goats Light Weight:
Holly Hughes, Timpson FFA- 1st 
Collin Vickers, Joaquin Rams 4-H Club-2nd 
Emalee Richardson, Timpson FFA – 3rd 
Market Goats Medium Weight:
Hannah Wages, Center 4-H-1st 
Carsen Vickers, Joaquin Rams 4-H Club-2nd 
Baylor Kimbro, Timpson FFA-3rd 
Market Goats Heavy Weight:
Wesley Wages, Center 4-H- 1st 
April Ramsey, Timpson FFA-2nd 
Autumn Webb, Joaquin FFA-3rd 
Market Goats Sale Order:
Wesley Wages, Center 4-H-Grand Champion purchased by Farmers State Bank for $3,800.
Hannah Wages, Center 4-H-Reserve Grand Champion purchased by Deep East Texas Electric Co-op for $2,100.
April Ramsey, Timpson FFA-purchased by Timberlake Farms, Joaquin/Timpson Quick Stop for $1,800.
Holly Hughes, Timpson FFA-purchased by Wiggins Farms, Center Glass, and 4-C Electric for $1,900.
Carsen Vickers, Joaquin Rams 4-H Club-purchased by Tyson-Carthage TX for $1,900.
Baylor Kimbro, Timpson FFA- purchased by Hawkeye Hunting Club for $2,099.
Autumn Webb, Joaquin FFA-purchased by Hopkins Wrecker, Joaquin/Timpson Quick Stop, and Cobb Hatchery for $1,900.
Collin Vickers, Joaquin Rams 4-H Club-purchased by Mike Parker for 123rd District Judge for $2,099.
Breeding Ewe:
Kayleigh Scroggins, Timpson FFA-Grand Champion
Sheldon Scroggins, Timpson FFA-Reserve Grand Champion
Market Lambs Light Weight:
Kallie Solomon, Timpson FFA- 1st 
Kayleigh Scroggins, Timpson FFA- 2nd 
Market Lambs Heavy Weight:
Jairo Blanco, Joaquin FFA-1st 
Caden Solomon, Timpson FFA-2nd 
Hannah Jamison, Shelbyville FFA-3rd 
Market Lambs Sale Order:
Jairo Blanco, Joaquin FFA-Grand Champion purchased by Texas State Bank, Shelby Veterinary Associates, Cockrell Farms, Toledo Finance Corp., Shoop Insurance/LPL Financial/Cash Now, 96 Equipment Inc., and Steel Building Supply for $3,200.
Caden Solomon, Timpson FFA-Reserve Grand Champion purchased by XTO for $2,100.
Kallie Solomon, Timpson FFA-purchased by Deep East Texas Electric Co-op for  $1,600.
Kayleigh Scroggins, Timpson FFA-purchased by Hawkeye Hunting Club for $1,600.
Hannah Jamison, Shelbyville FFA-purchased by Triple J Feed, K&L Contractors, JML Enterprises, Ultra, and Klein Brothers Rodeo for  $2,099.
Breeding Beef Show Results are as follows:
American/American Cross Heifer:  Class 1
Baylor Kimbro, Timpson FFA-1st 
American/American Cross Heifer:  Class 2
Ally Kimbro, Timpson FFA-1st 
Ally Kimbro, Timpson FFA-2nd 
American/American Cross Heifer: Class 3
Baylor Kimbro, Timpson FFA – 1st 
American/American Cross Heifer: Class 4
Haylon Powers-Timpson FFA-1st 
Sadie Ramsey-Timpson FFA-2nd 
American/American Cross Heifer:  Class 5
Abi Hooper-Joaquin FFA-1st 
American/American Cross Heifer:  Class 6
Abi Hooper-Joaquin FFA-1st 
Division Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion American/American Cross Heifer
Abi Hooper, Joaquin FFA-Grand Champion 
Baylor Kimbro, Timpson FFA-Reserve Grand Champion 
English and English Cross Heifer: Class 1
Trey Harvey, Joaquin FFA-1st
English and English Cross Heifer:  Class 2
Trey Harvey, Joaquin FFA-1st 
English and English Cross Heifer:  Class 3
Abi Hooper, Joaquin FFA-1st 
Division Grand Champion and Reserve Champion English and English Cross Heifers:
Trey Harvey, Joaquin FFA-Grand Champion 
Abi Hooper, Joaquin FFA-Reserve Grand Champion 
Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers:  Class 1
Ethan Wood, Joaquin FFA-1st 
Abi Hooper, Joaquin FFA-2nd 
Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers:  Class 2  
Ethan Wood, Joaquin FFA-1st 
Ethan Wood, Joaquin FFA-2nd 
Division Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers:
Ethan Wood, Joaquin FFA Grand Champion 
Ethan Wood, Joaquin FFA- Reserve Grand Champion
Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Heifers of Show:
Ethan Wood, Joaquin FFA- Grand Champion 
Abi Hooper, Joaquin FFA- Reserve Grand Champion
Steer Sale Order:
Megan Dunn, Center 4-H-Grand Champion purchased by Hawkeye Hunting Club for $6,750.
Ethan Wood, Joaquin FFA-Reserve Grand Champion purchased by Shelby Savings Bank for $3,800.
Abi Hooper, Joaquin FFA purchased by Ihlo Sales, Monco Motor Co., Sabine State Bank, Few Ready Mix, Ace Hardware, Harkness Litter Service, Toledo Automotive Supply, Judge Charles Mitchell, Payne’s Community News, Dr. Dixon Golden, Dance Furniture, and Hammer Equipment for $2,700.
Haylon Powers, Timpson FFA purchased by Mackey Cattle Company for $2,400.
Clarissa Menefee, Center 4-H purchased by Oswalt Logging and Atwood & Paula Kay (Kay Ranch) for $3,799.
Hannah Menefee, Center 4-H purchased by  Tyson-Carthage, Texas for $3,799.
Cralon Hughes, Joaquin FFA purchased by General Shelters and Hunter Buildings for  $3,750.
Kristen Harvey, Joaquin FFA purchased by Center Glass, State Farm Insurance (Chris Mayfield), Tammy Steptoe, Dairy Queen, Dr. Danny Paul Windham, Ross Lumber, Farmers Insurance, Worsham Grocery, Donald & Lois O’Rear, Hudson Auto Parts, McDonald & Sons Hardware, and MDD Enterprises for $3,200.
We would also like to thank the following contributors:
Hawkeye Hunting Club
Borders Poultry Supply
Heritage Land Bank
Farmers State Bank
Shelby Savings Bank
Shelby County Farm Bureau
Deep East Texas Electric Coop
Texas State Bank
Mackey Cattle Company
Triple J Feed
Mettauer Law Firm
Tyson Carthage
Timberlake Farms
Cobb Hatchery
Smith Sawmill Services
Hunter Buildings
Wiggins Farms
4-C Electric
Joaquin/Timpson Quick Stop
McAdams Propane
Hunter Buildings
General Shelters
Raymond Construction
Mike Parker for 123rd District Judge
Keith Oswalt Logging
Roscoe McSwain Logging
Kay Ranch (Buddy & Paula Kay)
Texas Bank & Trust (San Augustine)
Klein Cattle Company
Hammer Equipment
MDD Enterprises
JTK Management
Fish & Still Equipment
Panola Processing
JML Management
K&L Management
Klein Cattle Company
Ward Animal Hospital
Shelby Veterinary Associates
Sabine State Bank
Center Tire Co.
First Financial
96 Equipment
Few Ready Mix
Cockrell Farms
Toledo Finance Corp.
Ace Hardware
Harkness Litter Service
Odessa Link
Toledo Automotive Supply
Link Charolais
Shoop Insurance/LPL Financial/Cash Now
Judge Charles Mitchell
Hopkins Wrecker Service
Timpson FFA
Joaquin FFA
Tenaha FFA
Shelbyville FFA
Shelby County 4-H
Payne’s Community News
Monco Motor Co.
Dixon Golden
Ihlo Sales
Dance Furniture
Center Glass
State Farm Insurance (Chris Mayfield)
Tammy Steptoe Realty
Dairy Queen
Dr. Danny Paul Windham
Ross Lumber
Farmers Insurance (Joe Bill Mettauer)
Deuce & Kim Wulf
Worsham’s Grocery
Donald & Lois O’Rear
Steel Building Supply
Hudson Auto Parts
McDonald & Sons Hardware
Bounds Insurance
Town & Country Real Estate
Morrison Insurance Agency
Hardy’s Machine Shop
Dean’s Hardware
Hughes Florist
Running “M” Feed
Nix Forestry
Jack’s Saw Shop
Pup-N-Sudz Dog Grooming
Joanne Shillings
A Color Salon
Anne Eades
Chance & Julie David
Agriculture Education Day Sponsors:
J.C. McSwain Logging Contractors
Roscoe McSwain Logging
Raymond Construction, LLP
Center Tire Company Inc.
Center Livestock Auction Company
R&D Distributing, LTD
Boles Feed Company, Inc.
Woodmen Life Chapter 250
SGM Trucking (Stacy McSwain)
Texas Bank and Trust
Sabine Bank and Trust
Farmers State Bank
Shelby Savings Bank
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:
Tyson Foods
County Judge Allison Harbison
R&D Distributing
John Snider
Terry Allen
Will Lucas
Ed Johnson
Rick Campbell
Doyle Carter
Boo Klein
Pete Lowe
Shelby County Farm Bureau Board of Directors
Shelby County Sheriff Posse

Tenaha Tiger ALERT

Parents and stakeholders of Tenaha ISD. Another system of powerful
storms is headed our way. At the moment, our roads are passable. However,
another round of heavy rain could change those conditions quickly.
Therefore, we are releasing school today at 12:30. Any parents that would
like to come pick their child up now, is encouraged and welcome to do so. We
don't want to transport kids in the middle of a downpour or flooding
conditions, but our larger concern is that by waiting for a break in the
weather may allow the roads to become impassable.

Server Flood and Tornado Warning In San Augustine

There is server flooding in San Augustine and Tornado Warning in San Augustine.



The Rotation is now just south and East of San Augustine with the storm moving in a East North East direction toward Milam, Hemphill, and Many. There is also a tornado warning for Tornado warning Bland Lake Patroon huxley. 


Lots more rain coming. The forecast is for more than 6.17 inches today.  Heavy rain will start by 11 am today......and run thru 8 am tomorrow. All due to the first front stalling over us and allowing the rain to continue to train over already saturated areas.  a second front is behind the stalled front, but will not push the first out of our area until tomorrow early am.At 10 pm last night my gauges showed 3.80 inches of ran for yesterday.  Sandy & Tom Jenkins were under the really severe and heavy stuff last night in Patroon and report 5.10 inches for yesterday's total.
... The Flood Warning extended until Saturday afternoon... the Flood Warning continues for the ayish bayou near San Augustine.
* From late tonight to Saturday afternoon... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  9:15 PM Tuesday the stage was 10.3 feet. 
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet. 
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by early tomorrow and continue to rise to near 14.2 feet by Thursday early afternoon. The river will fall below flood stage by Friday before midnight.
* Impact... at 14.0 feet... lowland flooding will slowly decrease during the next few days.
...Very heavy rainfall with continued major flooding to continue...and severe weather also possible today and tonight...Widespread showers and thunderstorms....containing very heavy rain...will continue to move northward across the area today and tonight.              
Four State Impacts:
Expected Accumulations: 5 to 7 inches of rainfall expected today and tonight...across much of northern Louisiana and the Toledo Bend well as south central Arkansas. 2 to 5 inches of rainfall expected across remaining portions of the area. 
Impacts:  Flash flooding is expected across much of the area today and tonight...especially where additional heavy rainfall moves across areas where major flooding already a result of 5 to 10 inch rainfall totals that have already fallen. Strong to damaging wind gusts and possible isolated a few of the stronger storms can also be expected to occur...mainly along and south of interstate 20. 



Shelbyville School will be closed tomorrow

Due to inclement weather conditions, Shelbyville ISD students *will not *have classes tomorrow, Thursday, March 10, 2016. Faculty and staff *will report *to work on Thursday, March 10, 2016 as scheduled.

Tiger Alert

Tenaha ISD has been monitoring the local roads, creeks and ditches. At this time, essentially all
of TISD is safe to traverse. Therefore, school will continue as scheduled.
They are, however, still concerned about the impact of more torrential
rainfall and what conditions may arise because of that. Stay tuned to local media outlets, the, and Facebook for updates or potential changes.
Additionally, there will be no Elementary Zero Hour today or tomorrow due to
weather conditions.


The citizens of Joaquin has reported flooding for Joaquin and the surrounding area.  If you live in this area please stay home.

2nd Annual Huxley Bay Marina Easter Egg Hunt

2nd Annual Huxley Bay Marina Easter Egg Hunt on March 26th at 10:30 is coming up kids’ ages 15 months – 10 years old are welcome.  For more information call 936-368-2598.


A tornado warning and flash flood warning has just been issued for the area from Zavalla to Hemphill and on into Louisiana. Several cells are showing rotation on radar. The movement was to the North North East and running just South of the Broaddus area. More storms will develop as the cold front merges with the unstable air moving across Mexico.


Heavy rain at 3.75"/hour, Thunder, lots of lightning and wind gusts to 15. new total for the day is 2.30 inches as of 7:50pm. East of San Augustine is experiencing short duration electrical outages. San Augustine is reporting no outages. That may be due to the heavy weather in the Bronson/Hemphill areas feeding us power. The low lying areas are beginning to show flow of water out of the banks.


Several new T-storms are showing rotation over Broaddus with tops at 40,000 feet+ with heavy rain. Movement is at 52 mph to the NNE. One is showing a hail storm with .50 hail size (dime size). Broaddus has 2.59 inches for the day.

Mr. Billy Clyde Duncan Retirement Party

Center Broadcasting Company will be hosting a farewell reception for Mr. Billy Clyde

Duncan, your 20 year host of “Taste of Heaven”. 

The reception will be at the CBC office 307 San Augustine Street in
Center, from 2-4pm on Thursday, March 10th.  KDET listeners and friends are invited to attend and bid farewell to Billy Clyde Duncan.  Refreshments will be served. 

Crash In Lufkin

On 03/08/16 at 3:14 pm, Angelina County DPS troopers responded to and
investigated a one vehicle crash on the exit ramp from US 69 at N. John Redditt
Drive just North of Lufkin. The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2006
Chrysler passenger car had exited from US 69 when it hydroplaned and struck the
concrete side of the US 69 overpass. The driver of the vehicle was identified as
Che Anna Denise Brantley (19), from Lufkin, TX. Brantley was not reported as
being injured and was released from the scene.

Timpson Bear Update

THS Softball Game Canceled -  The Timpson High School softball game today against Mt. Enterprise has been canceled due to weather conditions.
TISD Bond Bits – The TISD Bond would include the construction of a new 13,000 square foot career and vocational facility.  The new structure would house our Agriculture Science courses providing space for numerous projects and extra classrooms.  This facility would allow the district to pursue new state requirements for vocational education training for students.
TMS Honor Roll - Attached is the Timpson Middle School honor roll for the fourth six weeks. Congratulations to all students who received this honor.
Shelby County Livestock Show - Shelby County Livestock Show was held on Thursday, March 3rd at the Sheriff's Posse Rodeo Arena in Center, Texas.  Here are the Timpson FFA Results!
Market Lamb Show
Reserve Grand Champion - Kaden Solomon (Premium Sale) & Jr. Lamb Showmanship...
3rd Place - Kallie Solomon (Premium Sale)
4th Place - Kayleigh Scroggins (Premium Sale) & Sr. Lamb Showmanship Winner
Breeding Sheep Show
Grand Champion - Kayleigh Scroggins
Reserve Grand Champion - Sheldon Scroggins
Market Goat Show
3rd Place - Arpril Ramsey (Premium Sale)
4th Place - Holly Hughes (Premium Sale)
4th Place - Baylor Kimbro (Premium Sale)
Emmy Sigler - 9th Place
Market Hogs Show
3rd in Class 3 - Amanda Yates
4th in Class 1 - Kylie Whittington
7th in Class 1 - Zach Jones
5th in Class 1 - Madelyn Ramsey
4th in Class 1 - Jaden Johnson
5th in Class 2 - Hope Milford
6th in Class 2 - Logan Yates
6th in Class 1 - Jon Grogan
Market Steer Show
4th Place - Haylon Powers (Premium Sale)
Breeding Heifer Show
Baylor Kimbro - Reserve Champion American/American Cross
Baylor Kimro - Grand and Reserve Highest Placing County Bred
Ally Kimbro - 1st in Class 1&3
Haylon Powers - 1st Place in Class 4
Sadie Ramsey - 2nd Place in Class 4
Baylor Kimbro of Timpson FFA showed the Reserve Champion American Division Heifer, the Grand Champion County Bred Heifer, and the Reserve Grand Champion County Bred Heifer of the show.   He will also receive an award for $750 for winning the Grand Champion County Bred Heifer from Lind Charolais and Dr. Derek Grant.  For winning Reserve Grand Champion County Bred Heifer, he will receive $250 and a plaque from Link Charolais and Dr. Derek Grant.  Mackey Cattle Company received a plaque for being the breeder of the winning County Bred Heifers.
Kayleigh Scroggins of Timpson FFA showed the Grand Champion Breeding Ewe Lamb of the show.  She won the Senior Showmanship class at the Lamb Show.  The buckle is presented by Farm Bureau.
Sheldon Scroggins of Timpson FFA showed the Reserve Grand Champion Breeding Ewe Lamb of the show.
Caden Solomon won the Junior Showmanship Buckle at the Lamb Show which is awarded by Shelby County 4-H.
Haylon Powers received the Larry Hagler Memorial Scholarship of $500 for being the highest ranking senior.
Spring Break – The Timpson ISD will have spring break Monday March 14 – Friday March 18.  School will be dismissed at regular time on Friday.  Classes will resume at regular time Monday March 21.

Chamber of Commerce to welcome new member

John Michael Burns Insurance
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite the public to join them at a new member ribbon cutting for John Michael Burns Insurance, on Tuesday, March 15 at 10:00 a.m.  Burns Insurance is located at 1125 Tenaha Street in Center.  Refreshments will be served.
As a Farmers Insurance agent, John Michael Burns provides auto, home, life and commercial insurance.
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or
The mission statement of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote and advance economic enrichment and development, tourism, and the social and civic interest of Shelby County and adjoining areas.  For additional information, please call 936.598.3682, email or visit

Billy Clyde Duncan Retires - We will miss him

Mr. Billy Clyde Duncan announces his retirement from Center Broadcasting after 20 years.
Billy Clyde Duncan, your Saturday host of Taste of Heaven, is retiring from KDET 930 AM, to move closer to his family. Billy Clyde would like to say thank you to his many listeners, for making his 20 year Taste of Heaven Gospel show such a success. He leaves his many listeners and friends at Center Broadcasting, with much gratitude and appreciation.
Administrator Lori Alvis says “Mr. Billy Clyde is a very special person.  He and his wife Virginia started Taste of Heaven back in February of 1996.  Everyone will
miss him and his wonderful gospel music. 
We wish him many blessings and good times with his family.”

Panola Baseball Wins In Tyler

Panola College traveled to UT-Tyler on Monday where the stage was set for
Ponies largest come from behind victory this season.
​In the bottom of the second inning things would get interesting when
Panola had to send 3 pitchers to the mound to get out of self inflicted
melt down on the pitching mound.  Lance Ledoux, and Josh Heard would
combine to give up 10 runs, 6 walks, and 8 unearned runs.  Jeffrey Holt
would have to come in and record the last out after hitting the first guy
he faced.
After spotting UT-Tyler with 10 runs Panola wouldn't respond until the top
of the 5th inning when Todd Streck and Colby Price both doubled sparking
the Panola offense for a 6 run inning.
Panolas pitching would manage another meltdown as Rusty Clower would give
up 4 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning by hitting 2 batters and walking
one more.  Adding to the tally of 11 unearned runs through 5 innings.
However it didn't take the boys in green much time to respond this time as
Panola would score 2 runs in the top of the 6th inning, and 1 run in the
top of the 7th inning setting the stage for Ponies as they entered the top
of the 9th inning down 5 runs.  Panola then mounted a 9 runs in the inning
taking the lead for good 18-14.
Panola would have 5 hitters collect multiple hits for the Ponies, Price-4,
Sojka-3, Morris-3, Morales-3, Bailey-2.
With the win Coach Todd Shelton would collect his 500th career win as a
head coach.  And Panola now sits at 15-6 on the season.

Shelby County Aggie Moms Event Sat March 12th

Please join the Shelby County Aggies for a fun evening of Live Auctions, Raffles, and Dinner. Dinner is $20 for adults and $10 for kids 10 and under. Gun Raffle tickets can be purchased at the door, along with raffle tickets for prizes including Port-a-cool fan, Huk Gear Package, Double Fish Fryer, our signature Aggie Moms Pink Pistol, UT and LSU coolers packed with goodies, and more. Be sure to stick around for the Live Auction! They will have more guns, 2 historic stadium chairs from G. Rollie White Coliseum, and much, much more. On Saturday March 12th.

Center Lady Rider Beat Diboll 9-7

After six lead changes in Monday's game at Center, Center Lady Riders
Varsity finally pulled out a 9-7 win over Diboll .
Center Lady Riders Varsity finally managed to grab the lead after a strong
sixth inning. Center Lady Riders Varsity went up for good on a three-run
home run by Bailee Hendricks off
Palomino, bringing home Claire Spann
Center Lady Riders Varsity held off Diboll , as Diboll was unable to
overcome a three-run sixth inning deficit.
Diboll scored one run in the seventh on an RBI double by Mott. Still,
Diboll couldn't draw even.
Even though Mekayla Hubbard allowed
seven runs over seven innings she still recorded the victory. Hubbard
struck out seven, walked two and gave up 15 hits.
Center Lady Riders Varsity was sparked by Hicks and Hendricks, who teamed
up for three hits and four RBIs.
Robles couldn't get it done in the circle for Diboll , taking a loss. She
lasted just 3 1/3 innings, walked five, struck out three, and allowed four
The top of the first saw Diboll take an early lead, 1-0. Williams got
things going for Diboll with a single. A stolen base then moved Williams
from first to second. Robles singled, scoring Williams.
Center Lady Riders Varsity quickly matched Diboll 's strong inning with a
two-run inning of its own in the first. Center Lady Riders Varsity scored
on an RBI single by Taylor Nichols
The lead was Center Lady Riders Varsity's to lose after sixth inning. More
runs came home on two singles.

Center Tennis Game Canceled Today

Due to the forecast, the Center tennis team will not be traveling to compete
against WillsPoint today.  The JV match with Joaquin on Thursday will be
next on the schedule and has not been cancelled yet.

Center High School Senor Celebration Photos

To order prints from Senior Celebration, go to:
Click "Private Event: Senior Celebration"
Password: ridersenior
Photos will be sent home with your student.

Drive One 4 UR School

On Saturday, March 12, Center High School and Center Motor Company will be
teaming up for "Drive One 4 UR School." The event will be held at the new
location on Hurst Steet, next to Walmart and Mcdonalds. The event will run
from 9 am - 3 pm, and each test drive will earn CHS $20 from Ford Motor
Company.  The CHS goal is 300 test drivers.  There is no obligation or
purchase required.
Center Motor Company will also be giving out free t-shirts, backpacks, and
Test drivers must be 18 and an insured licensed driver.

Center AAAA All-District Basketball Teams

Several Varsity Basketball players were named to the 19 AAAA All-District
Basketball Teams.  To be chosen, the athletes were voted on by other
coaches in the district.  Coaches were not permitted to vote on their own
*MVP - *Octavius Evans #22 - Junior - Unanimous vote
Octavius Evans was also recognized on the *all-tournament team at the
regional tournament*.
*First Team*
Jaterius Evans #10 - Sophomore
Kyle Parks #12 - Junior
Tyrone Roland #30 - Senior
*Second Team *
Dacorey McGee #20 - Senior
Jadus Johnson #15 - Sophomore
*Academic All-District - GPA 90+*
LaMarcus Goodwin #44
Austin Craig #13
*Honorable Mention*
Sayoddrick Barnes #11
LaMarcus Goodwin #44
Austin Craig #13
Kaleb Parks #24

Ridders Win In Tatum

Great pitching leads CHS Roughriders past Tatum High School 3-0
An ace performance by Marco Gutierrez hoisted CHS Roughriders to a 3-0 win in 
seven innings over Tatum HS on Monday at Center HS.
Gutierrez struck out 13 hitters en route to the CHS Roughriders win. 
CHS Roughriders' pitcher gave up just four hits over seven shutout 
Julian Jimenez racked up two RBIs on two hits for CHS 
Roughriders. He singled in the third inning and tripled in the fifth 

The Transfer on Death Deed (TODD) - Very Important For Land Owners

The Transfer on Death Deed (TODD) is a new legal tool that allows Texans to pass on real property efficiently and inexpensively while avoiding probate court. TODD is available to all Texas residents who own property located in Texas. You may transfer land, improvements, mineral and timber interests.  The beneficiary has NO interest in the property until you are deceased. It can also be revoked if you change your mind!
          Paul Zambie, The Managing Attorney for the Transfer on Death Deed Project at the Texas Legal Services Center will be holding a series of free presentations on March 8th, 9th & 10th at the following locations:
March 8th:
       9:00 a.m. – Lufkin: Lufkin City Hall, Rm 202, 300 E. Shepherd Ave.
       11:30 a.m. – Hemphill: East Sabine Nutrition Center, 561 Starr St.
       2:30 p.m. – San Augustine: Chamber of Commerce, 611 W. Columbia St.
March 9th:
       8:30 a.m. – Jasper: Jasper City Hall Council Chambers, 465 S. Main St.
       12:00 a.m. – Center: Shelby County Senior Nutrition Site, 124 Haley Dr.
       3:30 p.m. – Newton: Consolidated Health Care, 411 Kaufman St.
March 10th:
       10:00 a.m. – Livingston: Escapees RV Club, 100 Rainbow Dr.
          If you have any questions,  please call the Area Agency on Aging of Deep East Texas at (800) 256-6848.

Flash Flood Warning For San Augustine

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Arkansas... Louisiana...  
  southeast Oklahoma and Texas... including the following areas... 
   in Arkansas... Columbia... Hempstead... Howard... Lafayette...  
  Little River... Miller... Nevada... Sevier and Union. In 
  Louisiana... Bienville... Bossier... Caddo... Caldwell...  
  Claiborne... De Soto... Grant... Jackson... La Salle... Lincoln...  
  Natchitoches... Ouachita... Red River... Sabine... Union... Webster 
  and Winn. In southeast Oklahoma... McCurtain. In Texas...  
  Angelina... Bowie... Camp... Cass... Cherokee... Franklin... Gregg... 
   Harrison... Marion... Morris... Nacogdoches... Panola... Red 
  River... Rusk... Sabine... San Augustine... Shelby... Smith...  
  Titus... Upshur and wood. 
* From Tuesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon
* a strong upper level storm system will develop and shift
  southeast into northern Mexico Tuesday... and remain nearly
  stationary through at least Thursday. Upper level disturbances
  ejecting northeast ahead of this storm system will trigger
  periods of showers and thunderstorms over much of the region
  Tuesday through Thursday. The threat for heavy rainfall and
  flash flooding will increase Tuesday night over much of the
  region... and gradually shift east Wednesday. Additional
  redevelopment is expected Wednesday night and Thursday
  especially over extreme eastern Texas... north Louisiana... and
  southwest Arkansas... which will yield the continued threat for
  heavy rainfall. Widespread rainfall amounts of three to six
  inches are expected Tuesday night through Thursday
  afternoon... with isolated higher amounts up to nine inches
  possible especially over extreme eastern Texas... western
  Louisiana... and southwest Arkansas. 
* This heavy rainfall may also result in flooding of area
  rivers... creeks and streams... especially across East
  Texas... southeast Oklahoma... southwest Arkansas and western
Precautionary/preparedness actions... 
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued. 

Timpson Bear Update

The baseball game scheduled for Tuesday here has been changed to Monday, March 7 here at 5:00 PM due to weather concerns.
Weekly Calendar of Events –
Mon. March 7 – Middle School track Dual Meet with Tenaha – Here - After School
------------------- Baseball vs. Shelbyville - Home @ 6:30 p.m.
Tues. March 8 – Timpson ISD Board Meeting – Administration Building Boardroom
-------------------- Softball vs. Mt. Enterprise - Home @ 5:00 p.m.
Wed. March 9 – TES Faculty Luncheon
Thurs. March 10 – FFA Houston Livestock Show – Heifers
---10th thru 12th – Hudson Baseball Tournament
Fri. March 11 – TES I-Station Reports Sent Home
------------------- Softball vs. Douglass – There @ 4:00 p.m.
Mon. Mar. 14 – 18 – Spring Break
2016 Baseball Schedule – In case you missed the first time it was in the Bear Update, here is the baseball schedule and softball schedule again for your convenience.  See attached. Don’t forget the change indicated above regarding the baseball game originally scheduled for Tuesday.
2016 Softball Schedule – See attached.
TES Newsletter - Attached is the Timpson elementary school newsletter.
TES Pre-K News –
Mrs. Stefanie Wagstaff's Pre-K class studied about the letter “U” last week. Senior student MaKayla Baker came in the afternoon to play her ukulele. She also played the guitar for them.  The students were not familiar with the ukulele so we compared it with the guitar.
See the attached Pre-K Parent Letter.

CHS Baseball Tournament Scores

The CHS Baseball team played in the Oil Belt Classic last weekend hosted by
Kilgore High School.  The Riders finished the tournament with a 2-1-1
record.  Scores of each game listed below:
CHS 7               Mt. Pleasant 2
CHS 3               Pine Tree 3  TIE!
Hallsville 5       CHS 0
CHS 7               Kilgore 1
The Riders will travel to Hallsville High School this Thursday, Friday, and
Saturday to compete in the Reich Builders' Classic, weather permitting.

Flags at Half-Staff Until Nancy Reagan's Interment

The President of the United States has issued a proclamation ordering the
flag of the United States to be displayed at half-staff from now until
sunset on the day of Mrs. Nancy Reagan's interment, which has not yet been
scheduled.   If your flag cannot be lowered a black cloth or ribbon can be
tied to the top to show respect.  Remember all flags flying with your US
Flag should also be lowered as no flag should ever fly higher that the US

Portacool, LLC partners with City of Center to expand city park

(Center, Texas) – Thanks to a local business and state grants, the Center City Mini Park will undergo extensive expansion this year. Center Mayor David Chadwick and City Council approved the $1.1 million project in December 2015. Construction will begin in early 2016 and completion is scheduled for late summer of the same year. 
“The Mini Park has always been an anchor for our community,” said Mayor Chadwick. “The ongoing expansion and development of the park reflects the desire of our council and our friends at Portacool, LLC to ensure our families and businesses have a safe and beautiful place to relax and play.” 
The expansion plans include:
- A 60,000 square foot multi-purpose field
- A 7,700 square foot covered pavilion/basketball court
- Additional restroom facilities
- Expanded parking 
- More than 1,300 feet of added walking trails that will tie into the existing trail
Additionally, a native plant garden will be incorporated into the park design with the help of the Center Garden Club and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Upon completion, the City park will be renamed ‘Portacool Park’. 
Portacool CEO Ben Wulf said his company was looking forward to the partnership.
“At the beginning of 2015, we began discussing opportunities to make a meaningful contribution back to our community,” Wulf said. “After finding the City was interested in expanding the Mini Park we could not wait to be a part of the project. We have partnered with the City to build a facility that everyone can use and enjoy. What a great way to say thank you to the community that has been so wonderful to our company!”
The project would not be possible without a common goal and the shared contributions of state, city and private funding. All three parties look to provide for improved grounds and a facility that will be used for a wide variety of events and interests for the entire community.
“We are thankful to Portacool for the generous contribution they have made to this project,” said Chad Nehring, Center City Manager. “We cannot wait for the project to be completed and have everyone out to enjoy what is going to now be an even bigger asset to our community.” 

Good Citizen Award

Dacorey McGee has been awarded the Good Citizen Award from the Daughters of the American Revolution.  According to the DAR website, "This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. These students are selected by their teachers and peers because they demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree."

Timpson Twirlers



Jr. High Twirling Line - Erica Renick, Jamie Stephens, Celine Bush, Aniyah Johnson, Chelsey Franks, Yanelit Garcia, Ally Kimbro, Kaitlyn Crockett, and Breanna Schubert




HS Twirling Line - Head Twirler: Maria Palaccios, Aislynn Kimzey, Kristyn Rader, Ja'Karia Deckard, Rebekah Parks, Kayleigh Wolf, Anna Smith, and Angel Lee
Timpson Independent School District

Update On Child Expose to Meth

Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports that two arrests have been made by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in connection with a child being exposed to methamphetamine. The Sheriff’s Office received information from the Child Protective Services division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services that a four year-old child under investigation with the department had tested positive for methamphetamine.
The mother of the child, Raven Whitteck, was arrested on March 4, 2014 and the father of the child, Jesse Whitteck Sr. was arrested on March 7, 2016, both being charged with Endangering a Child, a State Jail Felony. 
As stated in the affidavits for the arrest warrants, both parents tested positive for methamphetamine as well. Sheriff Blackwell advised that the arrests were not in connection to the tragic house fire that occurred at the Whitteck’s residence on February 17, 2016, an incident that is still under investigation.

The Panola College men’s basketball team fell to Trinity

The Panola College men’s basketball team fell to Trinity
Valley Community College in the Region XIV Conference Tournament final,
82-60. With the loss, Panola concludes their season with a 24-9 record. “I
have never been more proud of a group.” Head Coach Grant McMillan stated.
“Our shots didn’t fall the second half of the ball game. With 12 new guys,
this group bought into what we wanted to do and have laid the foundation of
the future of this program.” He added.
After 8 lead changes and one tie, Trinity Valley ended the first half on a
14-5 run to take a 45-36 halftime lead. The Ponies didn’t have an answer to
Trinity Valleys hot shooting in the second half. A nine point difference
was the closest Panola got to Trinity Valley before taking the loss.
Jonathan Wiley (Houston, Texas) was the only Pony to score in double
figures with 15. Devyn Wilson (Brooklyn, New York) tallied nine points and
Terry Holt (Nashville, Tennessee), Tyonte Robertson (Cincinnati, Ohio), and
Charles Tucker (Lansing, Michigan) all netted eight points. Holt had a team
high seven rebounds. As a team, Panola shot an ice cold 31 percent from the
field and 27 percent from three.
The Ponies finished the season 24-9 and recorded 15 wins in Region XIV play.
Head Coach Grant McMillan receives Region XIV runner up plaque.

Center Baseball and Softball Update

The JV and Varsity softball teams will play Diboll, March 7 at
home.  JV will begin at 4:30, and Varsity will play at 6.
Additionally, the district baseball game scheduled for Tuesday March 8th, has
been moved to Monday, March 7th. The Varsity game will begin at
4:30 with JV to follow.

Panola College men advance to conference championship after defeating Lamar State Port Arthur, 79-75

Panola College men advance to conference championship after defeating Lamar
State Port Arthur, 79-75
Lufkin, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated Lamar
State College-Port Arthur in the semifinals of the Region XIV Conference
Tournament, 79-75. The victory propels the Ponies to the conference
championship game tomorrow against Trinity Valley Community College.
Panola’s record improves to 24-8. “Both teams did not want to lose that
ball game.” Head Coach Grant McMillan stated. “Multiple players stepped up
on a variety of occasions. It’s what conference tournaments are all about.”
He added.
In a game that saw seven lead changes and six ties, Panola used a steady
first half attack to take a 43-36 halftime lead. Jonathan Wiley (Houston,
Texas) scored a traditional three point play to start the half which gave
Panola their biggest lead of the game. Port Arthur clawed their way back to
tie the game at 72 with just under one minute remaining in the ball game.
Charles Tucker (Lansing, Michigan) nailed a three pointer with 53 seconds
remaining to break the tie. Panola closed the game out in the finishing
Tucker led the way offensively with 24 points on 7 of 10 shooting. Chan
Williams-Bey (Hartford, Connecticut) netted 13 points and Terry Holt
(Nashville, Tennessee) once again came off the bench and recorded 12
points. Devyn Wilson (Brooklyn, New York) also scored in double figures
with 10. James Suber (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) chased down 11 rebounds.
As a team Panola shot 50 percent from the field.
Panola will take on Trinity Valley Community College tomorrow in the
regional final. Tip-off is set for 8:00 PM on the campus of Angelina
College in Lufkin, Texas.

Easter Egg Hunt

Holiday Nursing Center will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Good Friday, March 25th at 10:30 a.m. for children 12 and under. There will be a bounce house, hot dogs and the Easter Bunny will be on hand to greet the kids!

Riders Advance In Power lifting

On March 3, JaCarlos Hall and Witt Dockens placed 2nd at the Regional
Powerlifting meet in Lindale. Both students will participate in the Texas
state powerlifting meet in Abilene, Texas, on April 2nd.

Electronics Recycling Day

Saturday, March 5
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Shelby Beautiful Clean committee has set the
date for the Annual Electronics Recycling Day, presented by the City of Center 
Saturday, March 5, beginning at 10:00 a.m., the Chamber will have a trailer on the
downtown square to accept items for recycle. Items will be accepted until the trailer
is full.
Some of the items that will be accepted are televisions, computers and monitors,
 printers, typewriters, telephones, pagers, cable wires, power cords and power strips.

The Lily Farm Mini Nursery Sale

The Lily Farm Mini Nursery Sale
Saturday, March 5
Early Spring Fever? Ready to dig in the dirt?
You won't want to miss the
The Lily Farm 
Saturday, March 5
8:00 a.m. - 12 noon
10056 Highway 7 West -
12 miles from Center on the right.
Blueberry bushes, camillas, drift roses, knockout roses, exotic bearded iris, agapanthus,
hawthornes, loropetalums and more.
For more information please contact Mark Carpenter at 936-572-1962

Timpson ISD Bear Update

Bond Bits – The TISD bond proposal includes the relocation of our playground to a safer area behind the elementary school.  Currently, students must cross a road in order to get to the playground.  The new playground would include the repurposing of the existing Ag Science building/restrooms into an open pavilion with restrooms and a play area.  This would be a much safer arrangement.
TES Pre-K News - This week, Pre-K has been celebrating Reading Across America and Dr. Seuss's birthday.  We have been reading Green Eggs and Ham, Red Fish Blue Fish, The Cat and the Hat, and many other Dr. Seuss books.  Today, as part of our celebration, Ms. Penny's class cooked green eggs and ham.  Each student was served some green eggs and ham.  The kids loved it and wanted more.
Teens In The Driver Seat Contest - Great news! Timpson High School is leading in the Teens in the Driver Seat contest. Attached is an update on the contest. The purpose of the contest is to promote safe driving habits for teenagers.

Job Fair

Workforce Solutions and Panola College would like to invite you to our Annual Spring Job Fair, which will be held on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the John D. Windham Civic Center, Center, Texas, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.


1. JABRIA  JENKINS                         SR. SHELBYVILLE
2. DAY’ZA  LANE                       SOPH. JOAQUIN
3. BROOKE  McCLURE             JR. TENAHA
4. ASHTON GRIFFIN                SR. TENAHA
6. DESERE’ COOPER                 SOPH. JOAQUIN
1.  Ke’Anya DAVIS                    SR.  TENAHA
3. BUG McElroy                     JR. MARTINSVILLE
4. JAKYRA  ROSS                     JR. SHELBYVILLE
6. MADI MIZE                           SR.  BECKVILLE

Shelbyville Girls Powerlifting team

Shelbyville Girls Powerlifting team competed Mar 3, 2016 at Troup High
School in the Regional Powerlifting meet.  The Lady Dragons are *Regional
Champions *for Region 3, Division 3
Team members:
Paige Polley
Jaiden Rose - *State Qualifier*
Breanna Jackson - *State Qualifier*
Katie Casey - 4th place medalist, *Sate Qualifier*
Kaitlin Campbell - 4th place medalist,* State Qualifier *
Madison Taylor - 3rd place medalist, *State Qualifier*
Kennedey Parker - 2nd place medalist, *State Qualifier*
Hannah Hall - 1st place medalist, *State Qualifier*
Cleosha Jeter - 1st place medalist, *State Qualifier*
The State meet is in Corpus Christi on March 18th

Tiger Weekly

March 4, 2016-Baseball vs Apple Springs 4:00 pm Home; (Regional’s) Tigers vs Kerens at Leon HS in Jewett at 7:30 pm (KGAS will Broadcast); Early Release 2:00 pm; Tiger Bus leaves     
                    at 3:00 pm 
March 5, 2016-Tigers vs ______________ at 2:00 pm; Tiger Bus leaves at 9:30 am
March 7, 2016-JH Track in Timpson 4:00 pm
March 8, 2016-Baseball in Gary 6:30 pm; 5 & 8th Gr Science Bench Mark
March 10, 2016-US History Bench Mark; TELPAS Gr 7-12
March 11, 2016-Cheerleader Try Outs; Early Release 11:30 am; TELPAS Gr 5 & 6
March 14-18, 2016-Spring Break
March 15, 2016-Baseball vs Timpson Home 4:30 pm
March 18, 2016- Baseball in Beckville 6:30 pm
March 21, 2016-Back to School; JH Track in San Augustine 3:30 pm; TELPAS Grade 4
March 22, 2016-Baseball vs Shelbyville 4:30 pm There; TELPAS Gr 3
The Tenaha ISD Board of Trustees have approved revisions to the 2015-2016 (current year) School Calendar.  The current school year will now end on May 20th in accordance to House Bill (HB) 2610:
House Bill (HB) 2610, passed by the 84th Texas Legislature, amends Texas Education Code (TEC), §25.081, by striking language requiring 180 days of instruction and replacing this language with language requiring districts to provide at least 75,600 minutes of instruction, including intermissions and recess.
Tenaha ISD will release school at 11:30 on May 20th.  The dates for Graduation and Tiger Fest will remain the same.  (See below for important dates in May.)
Testing Schedule for May:
·        May 3-Algebra I End Of Course Exam
·        May 4-Biology End of Course Exam
·        May 5-US History End of Course Exam
·        May 9-STAAR Math for grades 3,4,6 & 7 and Grades 5 & 8 Re-Test
·        May 10-STAAR Reading grades 3,4,6 & 7, Eng. III, and Grades 5 & 8 Re-Test
·        May 11-STAAR Science grades 5 & 8, and Alg. II
·        May 12-STAAR Social Studies 8th Grade 
Event Schedule for May:
·        May 10-BETA Induction Ceremony in the Cafetorium at 6pm
·        May 17-Middle School and Elementary Awards Ceremony in the SEC at 9am
·        May 17-Awards Banquet in the Cafetorium at 6:30pm
·        May 19-Tiger Fest (Kindergarten Graduation and 8th Grade Completion Ceremony)
·        May 20-Senior Scholarship Awards in the SEC at 9:30am
·        May 20-Early Release at 11:30am and the last student day 
·        May 23-Summer School/Intervention begins
·        May 23-High School Robotic Competition
·        May 26-Senior Graduation Ceremony in the SEC at 7pm
The week of May 23 will begin the Tenaha ISD Summer School/Intervention Program.  This program is designed to provide intervention for students in jeopardy of failing state assessments and for students that have exceeded the number of acceptable absences and are in danger of losing credit or being retained.  If your child will be attending school the week of May 23-May 26 you will be notified.  If your child will be required to attend Summer School (May 23-June 23 for Elementary and Middle School and May 23-July 14 for High School) you will be receiving notification.  
Tenaha ISD feels that the changes made to the school calendar will greatly benefit our students.  If you have questions regarding the changes to the School Calendar please do not hesitate to contact Linda Jacobs, Principal Grades PK-5 or Judy Monroe, Principal Grades 6-12.  

Joaquin ISD Board Meeting

Joaquin Independent School District Board
Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of March 2016 the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin School District will hold a special meeting at 6:00 p.m., at the Administration building, Joaquin, Texas.
The subjects to be discussed are listed on the agenda attached to and made a part of this Notice.  If, during the course of the meeting covered by this Notice, the Board of Trustees should determine that a closed session of the Board of Trustees is required, then such closed session as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Section 551.001 et seq., Texas Education Code, will be held by the School Board at the date, may conveniently meet in such closed session concerning any and all purposes permitted by the Act, including, but not limited to the following sections and purposes:
Texas Government Code Section:
§551.071  An executive session will be held for the purpose of having private consultation with the Board’s attorney 
when the governmental body seeks the advice of its attorney about pending or contemplated litigation or a settlement 
offer, or on a matter in which the duty of counsel to his client, under the Code of Professional Responsibility of the 
State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with the Act.
§551.072  Deliberation of the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property if deliberation in an open meeting 
would have a detrimental effect on the position of the governmental body in negotiations with a third person.
§551.073 Deliberation of a negotiated contract for a prospective gift or donation to the governmental body if 
deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the governmental body in 
negotiations with a third person.
§551.074  Deliberate the appointment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or 
employee; or to hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employee.
§551.076 Deliberate the deployment, or specific occasions for implementation, of security personnel or devices.
§551.082 Deliberate a case involving the discipline of public school child or complaint or charge brought against an 
employee of the School District by another employee and the complaint or charge directly results in a need for a hearing.
§551.0821 Deliberate a matter regarding a student or students where personally identifiable information about students 
will necessarily be revealed by the deliberation.
§551.083  Deliberate the standards, guidelines, terms or conditions the board will follow, or instruct its representatives to 
follow, in a consultation with a representative of an employee group.
§551.084  Exclusion of witness from hearing.
§551.127  A governmental body may use a video conference call to hold an open or closed meeting and a member or 
employee of a governmental body may participate remotely in a meeting of the governmental entity by means of a video 
conference call if that participation complies with the requirements and provisions of this section.
§551.129 A governmental body may use a telephone conference call, videoconference call, or communications 
over the Internet to conduct a public consultation with its attorney in an open meeting of the governmental body or a private consultation with its attorney in a closed meeting of the governmental body.
Education Code 39.030
39.030  Discuss or adopt individual assessment instruments or assessment instrument items.
Should any final action, final decision, or final vote be required in the opinion of the School Board with regard to any matter considered in such closed session, then the final vote shall be either:
(a) in the open meeting covered by the Notice upon the reconvening of the public meeting; or
(b) at a subsequent public meeting of the School Board upon notice thereof; as the School Board shall determine.
1. Roll call, establishment of quorum, call to order – Joaquin ISD may have one member via video conference call – Texas Government Code Section 551.127 (See Attached Code)
2. Report/Information items:
2.1 Funding options for 2016-2017 School Year
3. Adjournment
On this 4th day of March 2016, this Notice was mailed to news media that had previously requested such Notice and an original copy was posted on the bulletin board outside the School District Administration Building at 1:00 p.m. on said date.

Terrible Parents Give Child Meth

Deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office arrested a couple on child endangerment charges after their 4-year-old daughter tested positive for methamphetamine.
Phillipe O’Neal Falcon, 37, and Elisha Marie Remedies, 31, both of Center, were arrested and charged with state-jail felony endangering a child.
According to the arrest affidavit, a Child Protective Services investigator notified investigators with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 23 that the couple’s daughter, Le’nya, was drug tested and that she tested positive for exposure to methamphetamine.
Both parents tested positive for meth as well.

Panola men advance to Region XIV semifinals

Panola men advance to Region XIV semifinals after defeating Jacksonville
College, 82-70.
Lufkin, Texas – The Panola Men’s Basketball team defeated Jacksonville
College in the quarterfinals of the Region XIV Conference Tournament here
Thursday night, 82-70. The win propels the Ponies to the conference
semifinals tomorrow against Lamar State Port-Author. Panola improves their
overall record to 23-9. “We hit some adversity early in the game and
finally started to hit on all cylinders in the middle half of the game.”
Head Coach Grant McMillan stated. “Jacksonville made a heck of a run in the
second half and our guys gutted out the win.” He added.
After trailing by nine points early in the first half, Panola ended the
half on a 35-12 run to take a 46-29 lead at halftime. The Ponies continued
their strong play to begin the second half where they extended their lead
to 28 points, 69-41. Jacksonville eventually cut the deficit to six points
before the Ponies prevailed with the 12 point victory.
Jonathan Wiley (Houston, Texas) came off the bench to lead the offensive
charge with 24 points. Terry Holt (Nashville, Tennessee) netted 14 points,
all in the first half. Charles Tucker (Lansing, Michigan) and Tyonte
Robertson (Cincinnati, Ohio) chipped in with 13 and 10 points,
respectively. As a team, Panola shot 52 percent from the field.
Panola will take on Lamar State Port-Author tomorrow at 8:00 PM in the
conference semi-finals of the Region XIV Tournament. The tournament is held
at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas.

Center FFA Champions

Center FFA Members competed against other FFA and 4-H members from
Joaquin, Timpson, and Shelbyville at the 2016 Shelby County Livestock Show.
Placings are as follows:
Rabbit Showmen:
Chandler Cartwright- GRAND CHAMPION Market Rabbits
Zac Denby- RESERVE CHAMPION Market Rabbits
Abbie Muckleroy- 7th Place Market Rabbits
Zack Fausett- 8th Place Market Rabbits
Hog Showmen:
Dillan Snell- 6th Place Hog
ALL of our Center FFA Rabbit Showmen qualified for the Rabbit Premium money
awarded by the county.
BOTH Center FFA Hog Showmen made the sale and will be "up for auction" at
the Livestock Sale on Saturday at 6pm at the Civic Center.

Panola College Offers Tech Programs

The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education division is offering
a Pharmacy Technician program March 21 – May 26, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. –
9:30 p.m.  The cost of the program is $999.00 and preregistration is
required.  For more information, contact the Continuing Education office at
903-693-2067 or email
The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education division is offering
an EKG Technician program, March 28 – May 16, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30
p.m.  The cost of the program is $999.00 and preregistration is required.
For more information, contact the Continuing Education office at
903-693-2067 or email

Department of Transportation Press Release

LUFKIN - The boat ramp on US 84 at the TX/LA state line in Haslam will be opened on weekends beginning this weekend as construction continues on the US 84 bridge that crosses the Sabine River.
The ramp will remain closed during weekday demolition of the existing bridge, since traffic is now traveling on the newly constructed eastbound bridge. Once the demolition is complete and construction of the new westbound bridge begins, there are plans to open the boat ramp daily but boaters could experience intermittent closures throughout the construction project.
Those using the boat ramp are urged to enter the boat ramp with caution as there could be equipment and workers in close proximity to where boaters will be launching a boat or parking a vehicle.
"We want to accommodate the area because we know this is a recreational area as well as a popular sand bass fishing area," said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer with the Lufkin District. "Opening only on weekends during the demolition will address that, but we want people to understand that going forward as the ramp is opened daily during construction of the new bridge, they may still experience some ramp closures. Safety is our number one goal and that is what we consider first in the decision to open or close the boat ramp."
Motorists are urged to obey all signage and reduce speed through the work area. Traffic fines double while workers are present.

Texas Transportation Commission Approves Construction

LUFKIN - The Texas Transportation Commission last week approved three new construction projects for the Lufkin District that total $6.9 million in Angelina, Polk and San Jacinto counties.
The newly approved projects in the Lufkin District were part of $446.3 million approved by the commission for construction projects throughout the state.
Projects approved in the Lufkin District include:
Angelina County
A $2.4 million construction project is earmarked for upgrading bridge rail and metal beam guard fence approaches in five locations. Three project locations are on US 59 North at the Angelina River at Procella Creek, and from SL 287 in Lufkin to the Nacogdoches County line. Two additional locations for work within the project are on BU 69 (Kurth Drive) continuing for 2.1 miles, and on US 69 from FM 2251 to US 59 continuing for 1.4 miles.
Polk County
A $1.48 million for construction project on US 190 incudes safety treating fixed objects along the roadway for a distance of 12.4 miles from US 59 to just west of FM 1276. A second location of work within the project is located on FM 350 from US 59 to 2.5 miles north of FM 3152. Odum Services, located in Marshall, TX, is contractor for the project.
San Jacinto County
Two areas of construction are part of a $2.97 million construction project on US 59. The first will begin just south of FM 2914 extending to the Liberty County line and is scheduled to resurface existing pavement for a length of 3 miles. The second location will continue from the Polk County line to the Liberty County line and will upgrade metal beam guard fencing for a distance of 13 miles.  Moore Brothers, located in Lufkin, TX, is contractor for the project.
Motorists are urged to use caution through project areas and be alert to reduced speed limits, equipment and workers and possible detours and/or lane changes. Traffic fines double when workers are present.

Notice of A Regular Meeting for the Shelbyville ISD

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Shelbyville ISD will be held on Monday, March 7th at 12:00 noon, in the Board Room of the Shelbyville Independent School District at 343 FM 417 West, in Shelbyville.  

Tiger Alert

Tiger Nation....
We just wanted to make you all aware of what to anticipate tomorrow in Leon for the Tigers Regional Tournament game vs. Kerens at 7:30PM.  Please note that at 5:00 PM, Big Sandy will take on Grapeland.  Both of these programs have very large followings like us.  We will be sharing seats with the fans from Big Sandy also and we anticipate that their crowd will essentially fill every seat on their side.  Your best options to avoid the large crowd are either:  Arrive well before the 5:00 PM tip off. Arrive and congregate in the Leon HS cafeteria and wait for the bleachers to clear some space.  Or, try and wait for an arrival of around 7:00 PM when the crowd should be interchanging.  
Additionally, parking will likely be the larger issue.  Leon ISD officials have informed us that they will be parking cars at their football facility and shuttling fans to the gym.  
We don't want to discourage any fans from making the trip.  We want a gym full of maroon there to cheer the Tigers into the Regional Final.  But, please note that the crowds tomorrow will be overflow crowds.  

Center Win Golf Tournament

Boys Golf won the Pine Tree Golf Tournament
yesterday hosted at Wood Hollow in Longview. The Team totals were -
Center - 304
New Diana - 311
Trinity - 311
Beau Byrnes tied for 1st place in the tournament with two other players,
and finished 3rd after a 2 hole play-off. Center's Individual scores were -
Beau Byrnes - 72
Rex Kirkley - 75
Austin Craig - 76
Blane Agnew - 81
Zack Ritter - 91
The next Tournament is March 14th in Diboll.

Nacogdoches varsity tennis tournament results

Nacogdoches varsity tennis tournament results as follows:
Girls singles
Whitlee Reed - 2nd place
Mackenzie Dykes - 3rd place
Girls doubles
Malory Nehring / Allison Langford - 1st
Julie Garcia / Iliana Rojas - 3rd
Scarlett Shires / Katie Nehring - 11th
Boys singles
Zack Fausett - 4th
Mauricio Solis - 7th
Nate Morris - 9th
Boys doubles
Dustin Bennett / Tony Garcia - 3rd
Abram Morales / Kobe Whisenant - 5th
Mixed doubles
Emma Locke / Keaton Watlington - 5th
Zoie Eberenz / Sam McSwain - 6th
JV tournament today 3/1 in Jacksonville
V tennis tournament 3/4 in Corsicana
V match vs Wills Point 3/8
JV match vs Joaquin 3/10

Center Roughrider Update

Lady Riders will travel to Hudson, today (2/29) instead of Tuesday, (3/1)
due to both schools advancing in boys basketball.  The game time will
remain the same, JV - 5 PM, V - 7 pm.
*Soccer: *
Beginning Friday, 3/4/16, all remaining Boys Soccer games will be Varsity
only beginning @ 6:00 p.m.
*Varsity Baseball:*
Varsity Baseball Schedule Update (3/3-3/5)
Oil Bowl Tournament at Kilgore
Thursday, March 3 @ Henderson HS
Center vs. Mt. Pleasant 10:00 am
Friday, March 4 @ Henderson HS
Center vs. Pine Tree 10:00 am
Saturday, March 5 @ Drillers Park (Kilgore)
Center vs. Hallsville 12:00 pm
Center vs. Kilgore 2:00 pm

*Roughrider Basketball advances to Regional Semifinals*

The Center Roughriders will meet Navasota on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 8 pm, pre-game starts at 7:30 at the Bernard G Johnson Coliseum on the Sam Houston State University Campus.  
Click here for directions to the Coliseum:
Tickets will be sold at the gate.
$6.00 for adults and students
The Roughriders will be the visiting team.
A fan bus will be traveling to Huntsville for the game.
Adults - $5.00
Students - $3.00
Students under 16 must have a responsible adult with them.
Children under 5 are free with an adult.
*To reserve your seat: contact CISD Transportation - 936.598.2880*
The Roughriders defeated the Diboll Lumberjacks at the Regional Quarter
Finals on Tuesday, 62-59
photos: CHS senior, Andres Leon
If they win, they will play Regional Finals at 1pm on Sat, with pregame at 12:30.  

Timpson ISD Bear Update

Timpson ISD Bear Update
Baseball Game Change - The Mt. Enterprise at Timpson baseball game on Friday, March 18 has been changed to 4 PM.
Bond Bits - Currently, elementary parents and buses drop off and pick up students in the same area.  This creates traffic congestion that could lead to less safe movement of kids to and from school.  Currently, students have to cross the bus lane to enter and leave school when parents drop them off and pick them up.  The bond proposes a separate drop off and pick up area for buses and parents.
Ramsey Places in San Angelo - April Ramsey showed in San Angelo this February.  She received a first in class. Congratulations April!
2016-2017 Youth Advisory Council - 2016-2017 Officers (photo, left to right) Kayleigh Scroggins, Projects Manager; Jordan Osby, Treasurer; Marc Carroll, Vice-President; Cutter Smith, President; Faith Parks, Secretary; Jacob Searcy, Assistant Secretary
THS Youth Advisory Council (Y.A.C.)
     The Timpson Youth Advisory Council is a group of students dedicated to three core values:  community service, personal responsibility and setting a good example for others to follow.  YAC founder and advisor, Mr. Vernett Richardson began with less than 10 students in the Youth Advisory Council and it has grown to a membership of over 100 students.  Y.A.C. members volunteer and help organize a number of school and community events to include the Veterans and Memorial Day programs, Frontier Days, Food Bank, Parks Clean-up and school related events.
     To develop personal responsibility Y.A.C. members are expected to always show respect to others, set goals and develop plans to achieve their goals. They understand and accept responsibility for their words and actions.  Y.A.C. members also are charged with setting a good example for others to follow by maintaining good order and discipline, respecting authority at all times and learning good character traits and apply them to life situations.
     The Youth Advisory Council’s Core Values are:
• Community Service: Volunteer; Participate in Community Events; Help Organize Functions and Events
• Personal Responsibility: Always Respect Others; Set Goals and Develop Plans to Achieve Those Goals; Understand and Accept Accountability For My Choices and My Actions
• Set a Good Example For Others to Follow: Maintain Good Order and Discipline; Respect Authority at All Times; Learn Good Character Traits and Apply Them to My Life
     Mr. Richardson meets with the Y.A.C. members regularly to help them develop and practice these core values.  Y.A.C. members have the opportunity to become leaders within the council organization.  Students who wish to move up into a leadership role are required to apply for the various leadership positions.  The Y.A.C. Advisors (Vernett Richardson, Charlotte Metcalf, and Robin Conway) hope that these important skills will not only help students during their school years, but will be life skills each student can use to become successful contributing adults.
BITS NS8 Has Successful Flight – The recent Bears In The Sky Near Space-8 (BITS NS8) had a successful flight and landing.  It reached an altitude of over 105,000 feet which was right at 20 miles.  It landed near Grambling University in Louisiana, 111 miles from the Timpson ISD football field launch site.  The jet stream during the flight was 140 mph and the temperature reached -65 degrees.  During the flight the coastline was seen 200 miles away.  The gieger counter on board the flight reached alpha, beta and gamma radiation.  The parachute itself landed in the water with the radio.  The package itself was less than a foot from the water.  All components of NS8 were recovered, undamaged and can be used in the next flight.  The BITS team of students and sponsors Roy Platt and Vernett Richardson wish to thank Devon Energy for their sponsorship and support of the BITS program.

Shriner's Catfish Dinner

Nacogdoches Shrine Club is having a Catfish dinner and dance fundraiser. On Saturday March 12 at the Appleby Sand Cafe, on 6530 FM 2609 (Appleby Sand Road) in Nacogdoches, TX. It is $10 per person.  For more information call Robert Parrish 936-560-4881 or the Appleby Sand Cafe 936-559-5151.

Bryan Anthony Brings the “Golden Age” of American Songwriting to Panola College

From the first time we hear them, there are certain singers whom we feel
that we know. As the intimacy of their delivery and subtle shading of their
interpretation draw us in, a whole personality seems to take shape in our
imagination. Join Panola College on April 5, 2016, in the Q.M. Martin
Auditorium at 7 pm to hear Bryan Anthony and his band provide an evening of
music that pays homage to the life and times of the "golden age" of
American songwriting.
Bryan Anthony is that magnetic kind of singer. In the present day, in a
performer just into his thirties, these qualities are truly remarkable. The
Houston based artist has sung and studied professionally since his teens.
He has performed the world over from the Acropolis in Greece to Carnegie
Hall in New York City.
Bryan Anthony has devoted his life to preserving the "Great American
Songbook." When not on the road with his quartet, Bryan regularly tours
with the Tommy Dorsey, Nelson Riddle, and Glenn Miller Orchestras. His
tours have taken him around the world where he puts his unique stamp on the
greatest songs of the 20th century written by the greats such as Cole
Porter, Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hart, and Jerome Kern. All of the music
in the program consists of songs-- and stories of songs-- mostly composed
during the "Tin Pan Alley" days of the 1920's, 30's and 40's.
Lisa Martland at The Stage Magazine says, “The excellent and very
personable singer Bryan Anthony brings an injection of showbiz to the
proceedings... His versatility and laidback style in the up-tempo is
infectious, but it is his vocal depth and sensitivity during ballad numbers
that make the biggest impression.”
His first solo album project, Look At Me Now, was released to much acclaim,
on Nujazzcity records ( Mantis Evar, A&R man for Blue
Note Records in New York, worked closely with Bryan to produce this album.
In July, 2011 Bryan released A Night Like This on Mercator Media, which
consists of original tunes and re-imagined standards. The album also won a
Top 10 spot in the annual jazz critics poll awards in the category of vocal
In April 2002, Bryan began his run in the off-Broadway production of Our
Sinatra. This production concentrated on the musical legacy of the late
Frank Sinatra. Our Sinatra ran for an unprecedented two and a half years,
practically unheard of for an off-Broadway show. Bryan toured the East
Coast with the show for a short while after its New York closing.
“Bryan is a first rate singer of the songs of the American Popular
Songbook...what sets him apart is his musicality and ability to
communicate... and he falls into that elite group of the very few young
singers who really understand this music, ” stated writer Jack Lewin,
Producer of “Our Sinatra”.

Panola Fund Raiser

Mad Hatter Tea Party Raises a Wonderland of Funds for Panola College
Panola College Foundation recently held its second annual Gala fundraiser
at the Frances B. Ross Ballroom, on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The event
theme,titled the Mad Hatter Tea Party, was inspired by Lewis Carroll’s
book, *Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland*. The evening brought in $34,000,
which will be used towards student scholarships, faculty and staff grants,
and other special projects.
Guests attending the party entered Wonderland through an eight foot long
rabbit tunnel wearing their fanciest, silliest, and craziest hats and were
greeted by characters from the book played by the Panola College volleyball
team. The master of ceremony for the evening was Joshua Carter, and he led
the guests through the highlights of the evening.
Those highlights included fanciful hors d’oeuvres, jazz music played by
Swinghouse jazz band, and several different games for guests to enjoy
including a life size chess set that was placed in front of vintage
couches. Guests were also entertained by a caricature artist who drew
whimsical sketches of the attendees, which produced immediate souvenirs.
In addition to the caricature artist, guests could be found throughout the
evening in the mock casino engaging in games of blackjack, roulette, and
craps. Casino winnings could be traded in throughout the evening for raffle
tickets towards one of several prizes. Raffle tickets could also be
purchased outright to help towards the fundraising goal.
Throughout the evening Somer Page Photography, took numerous photos of the
event and guests to capture the memorable night. Guests also enjoyed a
silent auction of more than 40 items that held one-of-a-kind pieces, such
as a painting commissioned specially for this event by Vanicka Newell,
owner of Kings Antiques in Shreveport and 4 field box tickets to a Houston
Astros baseball game.
Sponsors of the event included the Premier sponsor - Corgan Inc., the Mad
Hatter sponsor - XTO Energy, the invitation sponsor – First State Bank, the
Wonderland sponsor – Hunt Construction, and the Alice sponsor – Lewis H.
Pool Foundation. Other sponsors included the Queen of Hearts sponsors –
Carthage Title Company, Farmers State Bank in Center, and Lewis H. Pool
Foundation. The Cheshire Cat sponsors included Hal’s AC & Electrical,
Brookshire Brothers, General Shelters, Tyson, Smith Equipment, Ace
Hardware, and the City of Carthage.

Easter Egg Hunt at Holiday Nursing Center

Holiday Nursing Center will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Good Friday, March 25th at 10:30 a.m. for children 7 and under. There will be a bounce house and the Easter Bunny will be on hand to greet the kids!

Tenaha Fan Bus


GAME TIME:  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016 AT 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Leon High School, Jewett, Texas
PRICE: $15.00 includes roundtrip for one person and admission into the game.  Meals are not included in the ticket price.
TIMES:  Charter Bus will leave @ 3:00 pm sharp from the Tiger parking lot with a planned stop in Buffalo, Texas, for meal.  The bus will return immediately following the game.  The return trip is non-stop.
BUS TICKETS:  To purchase a seat on the charter bus, see Stella Baker in the High School Office.  Your seat is reserved when payment is received.  Only 43 seats available. 
**If the Tigers win they will play Saturday at 2 pm.  A fan bus will be provided.  Tickets for the fan bus Saturday will be $15.00 (includes admission to game) on a first come first serve basis on site.  The bus will depart from Tiger parking lot at 9:30 am and a scheduled stop in Buffalo for meals.  The bus will return to Tenaha immediately following the game.  

Election Results

District Judge, 123rd Judicial District

                                       Shelby County                      Panola County        Total

Charles "Brick" Dickerson 1,026 votes 20.18%                876 votes               1,902 votes

Leann Kay Rafferty          3,314 votes 65.18%                1225 votes             4,539 votes

Mike Parker                      744 votes 14.63%                 2943 votes              3,687 votes




District Attorney

Stephen Shires                3,628 votes 100%


County Attorney

Kenneth B. Florence         1,276 votes 25.17%

Gary Rholes                     3,794 votes 74.83%



Ricky Allen                       2,555 votes 49.35%

Willis Blackwell                 2.622 votes 50.65%


County Tax Assessor-Collector

Debora Riley                    4,103 votes 100%


County Comissioner Pct 1

Roscoe McSwain               1,036 votes 72.4%

Donnie Borders                 395 votes 27.6%


County Comissioner, Pct 3

Travis Rodgers                  538 votes 35.07%

Charles Barr                      996 votes 64.93%


Constable, Pct 1

Zack Warr                         1,971 votes 100%


Constable, Pct 2

Jamie Hagler                    581 votes 100%


Constable Pct 3

Jimmy H. Wagstaff             147 votes 14.66%

Roy Cheatwood                 468 votes 46.66%

Scott Burkhalter                388 votes 38.68%


Constable Pct4

Bryan Gray                         177 votes 43.49%

Jacob (Jake) Metcalf            230 votes 56.51%


Constable Pct 5

Robert Hairgrove                513 votes 71.25%

Adam Renfro                      207 votes 28.75%


County Chairman

Leigh Porterfield                4,068 votes 100%


The Pines Theater 2016 season continues Monday, March 14 with the return of
Grammy winner Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue.
"Mike Farris is a musical renaissance man and an incredible vocalist," said
Tara Watson-Watkins, executive director of the Lufkin Convention and
Visitors Bureau and artistic director for The Pines. "He kicked off the U.S.
leg of his North American tour here at the Pines last year, right after he
won his Grammy for 'Best Roots Gospel Album,' and he was phenomenal. If you
love American music, you have to see him perform live."
Farris began his musical career as founder and lead singer of the Nashville
-based southern rock group The Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies, and has also
performed as front man for the late Stevie Ray Vaughan's backing band,
Double Trouble. In his solo career he began to reinterpret traditional black
spiritual music, adding his own mix of vintage Southern soul. His backing
band, the Roseland Rhythm Revue, add touches of Motown, Memphis and Muscle
Shoals to create a sound that is as unique as it is distinctly American.
The performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 for floor seats and $30 for
balcony seats. Call 936-633-0349 today to purchase tickets or go to <> 
The Pines Theater's 2016 season continues Thursday, April 7, with Jane
Monheit, a Grammy-nominated vocalist and a leading light in the jazz and
cabaret world.

Crash In Nacogdoches Update

On 02/29/16 at 11:07 am, Nacogdoches DPS troopers responded to and
investigated a one vehicle crash on US 59, approximately 8 miles North of
Nacogdoches. The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2006 Ford passenger
car was traveling northbound on US 59 in the outside lane when the vehicle left the
roadway to the right and struck a road sign. After striking the road sign the vehicle
then crossed over both the north and southbound lanes of US 59 where it struck a
guardrail and flipped over into a creek. The driver of the vehicle was Beth Smith 74 from Nacogdoches was transported to Nacogdoches Hospital for treatment. She is currently still hospitalized.

Sewing Sensations Workshops

Are you interested in learning basic machine sewing?  Would you like to learn how to make a beginning quilt that you can enter in the Poultry Festival this fall?  Do you enjoy creating art, clothing or décor from recyclables?  If you answered, “yes” then the 4-H Clothing and Textiles Sewing Sensations Project is for you.
In this project, boys and girls grades 3rd through 12th focus on clothing construction, the consumer aspect of purchasing clothing and/or the art of designing clothing and accessories.  This clothing and textiles project helps 4-H members develop a variety of skills and learn about careers in the clothing and textiles industry while having fun.
This project is limited to 10 participants and requires an adult to be present at each workshop.  Sewing machines will be provided for workshop use.  If your child is an active 4-H member there is no fee to participate.  Non-4-H members are welcome to participate by enrolling in 4-H and submitting the $25 registration fee.  Call the Extension office at 936-598-7744 for enrollment information.
Sewing Sensations workshops are scheduled for Sunday, March 6, March 20, April 3, and April 17 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the active Shelby County Courthouse, 2nd floor meeting room.
If you are interested in joining Shelby County 4-H Clothing and Textile Project or would like additional information on our programs, give the Shelby County Extension office a call at 598-7744, Jheri-Lynn McSwain - Family and Consumer Sciences County Agent. 

Panola College rodeo team traveled to Robstown

Panola College rodeo team traveled to Robstown for the 7th Southern Region rodeo February 26-27.
Kole Chandler, a freshman from Mississippi, started the action off in the bareback riding. Kole scored 63 points on his long go horse good enough to win a spot in the top ten. The top ten in each event come back and then compete on a second head of stock for average points. Chandler short go horse was good enough to earn him a 69 point ride and land him in 5th place. 
Caleb Cogbill, the iron man, showed the big men how to do it in the steer wrestling. Caleb was very fast on his long go steer, knocking him down in just 4.6 seconds. That time was good enough for 2nd place. Caleb came back in the short round with another good time of 7.8 seconds. The combined time of 12.4 seconds was fast enough for a 4th place average finish. Caleb is a sophomore that is working on his petroleum technologies degree and has been a huge asset to the team.  Caleb is a four event cowboy that works both ends of the arena recently adding saddle bronco riding to his list of events.
Cody Wright continued his winning ways stopping the clock in just 6.4 seconds in the team roping event. The time was as fast as it got all weekend finishing the long go with a 1st place split. Cody, the heeler, along with partner Matt Morian finished the weekend in 5th and 6th in the average. Cody, like Caleb, will finish up his petroleum technologies degree this spring.
Laramie Johnson continued to chase a great shot at the C.N.F.R. in the women’s breakaway roping. Laramie’s time of 2.5 seconds landed her in the 3rd place spot in the long go round. She earned a very important 35 points in the standings for the entire southern region. The top three in each event move on the National Finals, Laramie is currently in 3rd place. Laramie is just a freshman who is expected to be a threat in the college rodeo world for the next four years.
The bull riding event has proven to be a great deal of points for the rodeo team, and athlete Braden Richardson just keeps doing his part well. Braden started the weekend off right with an 83 point bull ride. The score was good enough to win second place in the long go round. The individual points that he received moved Braden in to 6th place in the overall standings, and with three rodeos left, Braden has a very realistic shot for a C.N.F.R. qualification.  Braden is also going to finish his petroleum technologies degree this spring. The rodeo team will be in action next in College Station for the Texas A&M rodeo March 18-19.

CHS Theatre Department presents its One-Act Play "The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild"

In preparation for contest, the CHS Theatre Department presents its 2016
One-Act Play "The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild" on Thursday March 10 at
6:30 pm.  The forty minute play will be preceded by an excellent scene from
the Theatre I classes as a "curtain opener."
"Mildred Wild" is a fun romp through a week with Roy and Mildred Wild as
they struggle to get out of a bad financial situation: their candy store is
about to be torn down and they have to relocate.  Neither are excited about
leaving, but Mildred particularly has trouble embracing reality.  When she
is stressed, she retreats to her "movie fantasy world" where everything
works out for the best.  The audience is along for the ride as the Wilds
move back and forth between Hollywood fantasy and real world hardship.  The
result is a zany but heart-warming story with lots of memorable characters
rushing in and out of this Wild world.
Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for students.  All proceeds go to the Center
UIL Academic Team.  The show is rated *PG-mild* for adult situations and
references and mild, story-appropriate language.   Audiences 10 and up are
encouraged to attend.

The Texas Department of Transportation Message

LUFKIN - The Texas Department of Transportation recognizes that many candidates across the state use signage as a way to influence voters during the campaign season. With the passing of Super Tuesday, TxDOT is reminding candidates that the 10-day period to remove campaign signs has begun.
State law regulates political signage placed near a roadway as well as the removal of those signs following a primary or general election. Candidates are given 10 days to remove all signs following an election.
TxDOT may immediately remove a sign erected, placed or maintained, in whole or in part, on a highway right of way if the sign is not authorized by state law. If a traffic hazard exists because of a political sign, it could be removed immediately.
Signs left beyond the 10-day limit will be removed. Campaigns will be notified by TxDOT of any sign removal and provide information regarding sign retrieval and/or fines associated with the removal.
For those campaigns that will be supporting candidates in the November general election, TxDOT urges them to remember that posting signs on public lands is illegal.
  *   It is illegal to place any signs on or within the right of way. This includes posting signs on trees, telephone poles, traffic signs and other objects on the right of way.
  *   Campaign signs along Texas roads can be placed on private property with the owner's permission.
Signs must be made of lightweight material and be no larger than 50 square feet.
  *   Campaign signs may be posted as early as 90 days before an election (no earlier) and must be removed within 10 days after the election.
  *   Before placing a sign inside of incorporated city limits, check with the city for applicable ordinances.
  *   All costs associated with sign removal will be paid by the sign owner.

2nd Annual Texas Treasures Heritage Festival

"San Augustine Main Street proudly presents its 2nd  Annual Texas Treasures
Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 7, 2016,  in the heart of its historic,
progressive downtown. San Augustine is a city filled with a history of many
heritages and cultures that will illuminate this day as visitors and locals
alike experience a glimpse of old traditions and hear the stories of
generations past.  Even some emerging generations will participate as they
promote their ideas of evolving traditions."

Timpson Bear Update

Thurs. Mar. 3 – Report cards sent home
---------------------- Elementary tutorial letters sent home
---------------------- Elementary data charts due
---------------------- THS Book Club meeting in library at lunch
---------------------- FFA Shelby County Livestock Show at Shelby County Rodeo Arena
--------------- Baseball tournament in Woden - 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Fri. Mar. 4 – FFA Houston Livestock Show – Nursery landscape & floriculture
---------------------- Baseball tournament in Woden – 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
-------------------- Softball game vs. Kilgore in Kilgore @ 4:00 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 5 – Track meet at SFASU JVB/VB/VG
Sun. Mar. 6 – Bass club tournament at Sam Rayburn
2016 Timpson High School Track Schedule –
Feb. 25-------- Alto-------------VB/VG
Mar. 5--------- SFA-------------JVB/VB/VG
Mar. 10-------- Timpson Dual Meet with Tenaha JVB/VB/VG
Mar. 24-------- Huntington-------- VB/VG
Mar. 31-------- Cushing---------- VB/VG
Apr. 7---------New Summerfield---- VB/VG
Apr. 13&14------ District-Beckville—JVB/VB/VG
Apr. 20-------- Area-Beckville
Apr. 28-30------ Regionals-Palestine
May 12-14------ State-Austin
2016 Timpson Junior High Track Schedule –
Feb. 22--------Alto---------------7th/8th
Mar. 7---------Timpson Dual meet with Tenaha—7th/8th
Mar. 14--------West Sabine----------7th/8th
Mar. 21--------Cushing-------------7th/8th
Apr. 4---------District-Beckville----- 7th/8th

Early Voting Results

District Judge, 123rd Judicial District

                                       Shelby County                      Panola County        Total

Charles "Brick" Dickerson 314 votes 19.61%                276 votes               590 votes

Leann Kay Rafferty          1,034 votes 64.58%             394 votes               1,428 votes

Mike Parker                      253 votes 15.8%                  1215 votes            1,468 votes




District Attorney

Stephen Shires                1,099 votes 100%


County Attorney

Kenneth B. Florence         397 votes 24.84%

Gary Rholes                     1,201 votes 75.16%



Ricky Allen                       704 votes 43.78%

Willis Blackwell                 904 votes 56.22%


County Tax Assessor-Collector

Debora Riley                    1,293 votes 100%


County Comissioner Pct 1

Roscoe McSwain               440 votes 73.83%

Donnie Borders                 156 votes 26.17%


County Comissioner, Pct 3

Travis Rodgers                  186 votes 35.91%

Charles Barr                      332 votes 64.09%


Constable, Pct 1

Zack Warr                         802 votes 100%


Constable, Pct 2

Jamie Hagler                    129 votes 100%


Constable Pct 3

Jimmy H. Wagstaff              66 votes 22.3%

Roy Cheatwood                 129 votes 43.58%

Scott Burkhalter                101 votes 34.12%


Constable Pct4

Bryan Gray                         37 votes 47.44%

Jacob (Jake) Metcalf            41 votes 52.56%


Constable Pct 5

Robert Hairgrove                70 votes 74.47%

Adam Renfro                      24 votes 25.53%


County Chairman

Leigh Porterfield                1,300 votes 100%

Crash in Nacogdoches

On 02/29/16 at 11:07 am, Nacogdoches DPS troopers responded to and
investigated a one vehicle crash on US 59, approximately 8 miles North of
Nacogdoches. The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2006 Ford passenger
car was traveling northbound on US 59 in the outside lane when the vehicle left the
roadway to the right and struck a road sign. After striking the road sign the vehicle
then crossed over both the north and southbound lanes of US 59 where it struck a
guardrail and flipped over into a creek. The driver of the vehicle was transported to
a Nacogdoches Hospital for treatment. The identity of the driver is not available
for release at this time pending notification of next of kin. The crash remains under
investigation and information will be updated as it becomes available.

Ribbon Cutting Postponed

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce regretfully announces that the relocation ribbon cutting for Chris Mayfield State Farm Insurance located at 908 Hurst Street in Center has been postponed.  The ribbon cutting that was to be held March 2. will be rescheduled a later date.

Center Fan Bus to Nacogdoches

Center Fan Bus to Nacogdoches will be leaving the CHS parking lot at 6pm. To ride you must reserve a spot by 3 p.m. Ticket are $5 for an adult $3 for a student.

Center has moved to Regional Quarter Finals in Baketball

Roughrider Basketball has advanced to Regional Quarter Finals!
Center Roughriders v Diboll Lumberjacks
*Tuesday, Mar. 1 - 7:30 PM*
Roughriders are the home team
Tickets sold at the gate - $6 adults, $4 students

Shelbyville Power Lifting Meet

Shelbyville Lady Dragon Powerlifting Regional Qualifiers
Kaitlyn Campbell
Cleosha Jeter
Hannah Hall
Jaiden Rose
Breanna Jackson
Madison Taylor
Kennedey Parker
Katie Casey
Paige Polley
Regional meet is at the Troup High School gym, Thursday March 3, starting
at 3:00 pm
For the Boys Powerlifting
Shelbyville Sophomore, Christian Schilder qualified for the Regional
Powerlifting Meet to be held March 5, 2016 in Elkhart, TX



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