CBC recently attended the Library book sale at the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library. The library is a historical corner stone of Shelby County. Founded in 1974 the Library has guided many into the world of reading. Managing the book sale and the Library is Ms. Sandra Davis Head Librarian, who has worked for the library for over 13 years, has a true passion for books and literacy. The Library offers reading programs for young children September to May is the preschool story time, which is held on Thursdays at 10:30 am. The summer program begins in June and is held on Thursdays during the mornings for children 4 -8 years old and during the afternoon for children 8-12.
Center ISD is now accepting transfers for the 2016-2017 school year.
I recently covered the Carter Blood Drive at the Center Elementary School, held on Wednesday April 27th, 2016. Check out the video for coverage.
*Warning it shows me getting stuck with a needle*
Early voting started Monday, April 25, 2016 for city and school elections and will end on May 3rd with Election day held on Saturday, May 7th.
The Women’s Reading club was founded in 1896 the club meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month 2-3 pm at a different members home. The president is Ms. Don Janene Walker and the Vice President is Debra Chadwick. The club is private and has only 20 members at a time, in addition to associate members. The Read club is not just to socialize, because the club helps raises money to support the Fanny Booth Memorial Library. The Women’s Reading Club is a local historical corner stone.
Ray Wilson District Director will be in Shelby County this week on Thursday, April 28th for constituent services from 10-12 in the Shelby County Courthouse. For more information please give his office a call at 903-935-1141.
Shelbyville ISD is noew accepting transfer students for the 2016-2017 school year. For more information concact the Superintendent's Office at 936-598-2641.
The commissioners Court meet on Monday at 9:30 am and approved the purchase of a ½ acre of land of the J. Smith Survey held in trust by Tenaha School District. Jerry Frye with Fema came and explained that if the Shelby County Commissioners Court approves the National Flood insurance Program people could qualify for affordable flood insurance, in addition monetary aid would be given to Shelby County to repair the roads, and some individual home owner aid would be given out. The court tabled the motion to vote on the National Flood insurance program, until the next meeting and adjourned.
Jerry Frye - FEMA speaker
large public turn out
Election Early Voting – Early voting for the trustee election and bond election begins today Monday, April 25 – Friday, April 29 and Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3 in the Boardroom of the Administration Building from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Election day is May 7 in the Gym Foyer from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Dragons will play Monday, April 25th vs Joaquin, in Shelbyville @ 6:00
pm. *Senior Night will start at 5:30 pm on Monday.
Panola College Job Fair 2016
I recenlty attened the job fair watch the video for more information.
Mangum Funeral Home
35 year old Joseph Daniel "Joey" Stringer of Henderson passed away Wednesday the 20th in Henderson. His funeral service will be today, Friday the 22nd, at the Bar None Cowboy Church with Jason Taylor and Rev. Robert Fischer officiating. Internment will follow at Laneville Cemetary. Visitation will be today, Friday the 22nd, at 1pm until the time of the service.
Joey Stringer is survived by his wife, Brandy Stringer of Henderson, his mother, Cindy Harris of Greenwood, his father, Jimmy Stringer, 3 sisters, 2 brother-in-laws and grandparents Joe and Winola Ellis.
Rosewood Funeral Home
70 year old Brenda Hughes Graham of Shelbyville passed away Wednesday the 20th at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Visitation will be today, Friday the 22nd, from 6-8pm ath Rosewood Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow in Graham Cemetary in Latexo.
Brenda Hughes Graham is survived by her son and his wife, Todd and Glendis Graham, her daughter and husband, Traci and Eric Oney of Crosby, 5 grandchildren, her uncle, Monk Peace, and aunt, Barbara Wilson.
Community Funeral Home
91 year old Mr. Odell Caraway of Timpson passed away Thursday the 21st at his home. Services are pending
Tenaha ISD will have a board meeting on Monday 18th at 5:30 pm.
Joe’s Car Spa in Center will be donating to Shelbyville High School Project Graduation. For every car that goes through their automatic car wash on Thursday, April 14, 2016, they will donate $5 to the Project Graduation. Students, Parents, Grandparents, Friends….. Get your car washed at Joe’s Car Spa on Thursday! A Big Thank You to Joe and Angela Shannon!!
The Center City Council will meet in regular session on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 5: 00
p.m. in the Council Room at City Hall.
Notice is hereby given that a regular meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners' Court will be held on the 11th day of April, 2016 at 9:30am in the Courtroom of the Shelby Count Courthouse at 200 San Augustine Street, Center, Shelby County, Texas.
In the aftermath of the sever storms, tornadoes, and flooding throughout Texas that began March, 7, the Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA) is advising individuals who experienced damage to their homes to contact both their insurance agent and FEMA.
Survivors can register with FEMA online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362. The toll free lines are open 7am to 10pm seven days a week.
For more information on Texas recovery, visit the disaster web page at www.fema.gov/disaster/4266
Visit www.fema.gov/texas-disaster-mitigation for publications and reference material on rebuilding and repairing safer and stronger.
A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Shelbyville Independent School District will be held on Monday, April 11, 2016, beginning at 6pm in the board room of the Shelbyville Independent School District at 343 FM 417 West, Shelbyville, TX.
The Shelbyville Dragons Baseball game scheduled for *Tuesday, April 12 *vs Martinsville, has been moved to *Monday, April* 11 at Shelbyville at 5:00 pm.
The First Day of the Farmers Market
Center Motor Company 65th Anneversary Celebration was held today Thursday April 7th at the new Center Motor Company facality located near Walmart in Center. Speeches were given followed by a ribbion cutting ceremony.
For Videos of the Event Click Here:
Shelbyville Varsity Cheerleaders
Center Broadcasting Company, Inc.’s & Shelby Co. Bass Anglers
38th Annual “Take a Kid Fishing Bream Tournament”
Saturday, May 7th 2016 @ Huxley Bay Marina
CO-SPONSORED BY SHELBY COUNTY BASS ANGLERS
Forms must be turned in at Center Broadcasting * 307 San Augustine St. Center, TX. 75935, Huxley Bay Marina, Trail’s End Grocery & RV, Hometown Tackle or First Bank and Trust East Texas in San Augustine, by 8:00am on May 2nd, or mailed to Center Broadcasting @ P.O. Box 930 Center TX. 75935, postmarked by April 27, 2016.
*PARTICIPANTS MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED TO ENTER TOURNAMENT*
OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM-ADULT SPONSOR SIGNATURE REQUIRED
Adult Sponsor Signature:___________________________________Date:____________
By submitting this entry form, the adult sponsor accepts full responsibility for the safety and welfare of the contestant. Center Broadcasting Co. Inc, the tournament sponsors, other participants, and those associated with this tournament are hereby released from any liability which may result directly or indirectly, from participating in this tournament. The above signed also agree to examine any item(s) the child may receive as a prize for safety and to abide by all rules and regulations associated, and to accept the tournament director’s decision as final.
- - - CUT HERE AND KEEP RULES & FORM BELOW---
KEEP THIS BOTTOM PORTION AND BRING TO WEIGH-IN ON MAY 7TH.
TOURNAMENT RULES AND WEIGH-IN FORM
1.ONLY BREAM, BLUE GILL, AND RED-EARS WILL BE WEIGHED. 2. CONTESTANT MAY ONLY FISH BETWEEN 6AM
AND 12 NOON. 3. ALL CONTESTANTS MUST BE IN THE WEIGH-IN LINE NO LATER THAN 12:00 PM. 4. ONLY FISH
CAUGHT IN TOLEDO BEND BY THE CONTESTANT ON THE DATE OF THE TOURNAMENT MAY BE WEIGHED.
CONTESTANT MAY PUT IN ANYWHERE ON TOLEDO BEND LAKE, OR FISH FROM THE BANK, BUT THEY MUST
WEIGH IN AT HUXLEY BAY MARINA. 5. CONTESTANT MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. EACH CONTESTANT
MAY BE HELPED BY NO MORE THAN ONE ADULT. AN ADULT MAY HELP MORE THAN ONE CONTESTANT.
6. TROPHIES WILL BE AWARDED IN EACH GROUP FOR: THE HEAVIEST STRING BY WEIGHT (MAXIMUM OF FIVE FISH), LARGEST SINGLE BREAM BY WEIGHT (FISH MAY BE INCLUDED IN YOUR FIVE FISH), AND THE SMALLEST FISH BY LENGTH. 7. THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR’S DECISIONS WILL BE FINAL IN ALL MATTERS. 8. ALL BOATING
PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR LIFE JACKETS WHILE FISHING. 9. ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE
TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPT. MUST BE FOLLOWED. 10. OPEN TO CHILDREN AGE 3-15 YEARS OF AGE AS OF
THE TOURNAMENT DATE.
PRINTED NAME OF CONTESTANT: ________________________________________ AGE:__________________
GROUP 1 IS AGE 3-5; GROUP 2 AGE 6-10; GROUP 3 AGE 11-15
The semin- annual library book sale is coming to Center's Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library on Tenaha St., April 26- April 30.
More Donations of gently used books are still needed and may be delivered to the library during regular library hours.
Volunteers are also needed to help sort books Wednesday and Saturday Mornings, 10 a.m. - noon, to place books on tables the week of April 19, and to help work the sale April 26-30.
For more information or to volunteer call Melba at 936-591-7036 or Amy at 936-657-8529.
All proceeds from the book sale go to purchasing new books for the library.
The Shelby County Community Partners will tie a blue ribbon around a tree on the Center city square this Friday April 8th, 2016 across from the Light and Champion News Paper office. The event is to recognize the 90 confirmed victims of abuse i Shelby county during the past year, as well as for the 59 children in foster care and the 1 child who died as a result of abuse.
In the recent Vickers trial the jurors recommended three years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison system and $10,000 fine attached to each of her charges. This did not include the count 2, sexual assault - child victim charge in case number 15-CR-19,556 for which Vickers was acquitted by the jury. No fines were attached to counts 4,5, and 6 from each of the consolidated cases to which Vickers pleaded guilty; however, three years confinement was the recommendation of the jury. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Monday, April 11, 2016 at 1:30pm to, according to Shires tie up lose ends, "Even if we sentenced today, Mrs. Vickers would be entitled to an appeal bond based on the fact that she received less than 10 years."
Center Broadcast Company Recently Attended the Rocking Bar P Rodeo Tour 2016, at Sheriff Posse featuring many famous bull riders and fighters. Dale Pantalion managed the event he has over 11 years of experence in the Rodeo, retired at the age of 42 and has been doing this tour for 4 years, however the last 3 years the tour was under a different name. His father wanted him to do the rodeo instead of football, because football could get him hurt where he could not do the rodeo. This is the 1st year the tour will be held under the name the Rocking Bar P. There will be 6 shows in total this year. The tour will return to Center, Texas on July 9th.
For Videos of the Rides Click this Link:
During the trial Dr. Jean Stanley councils says that according to her tests results she is low risk and does not display deviant sexual interest. Steven Shires prosecution attorney asked about the validity of Dr. Stanley’s test, and made note that Dr. Stanley was being paid by Ms. Vickers as of 4/1/2016 Ms. Vickers has paid Dr. Stanley $1,700. Dr. Stanley suggested that because she is a minimum risk candidate that Ms. Vickers undergo cognitive treatment. Cognitive treatment involves changing your way of thinking and runs 18 month to 3 years. Ms. Vickers husband decided to remain married to his wife and the couple is currently attending Christian counseling. The trial will continue on Monday April 4th as the jury was unable to come to a decision.
There was severe wreck on HWY 96 South just outside of Center, headed toward San Augustine. A diesel truck was involved; hazmat teams are in the process of cleaning it up and Law enforcement have shut down HWY 96 South.
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