If during the course of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda that 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, Government Code Section and Texas Revised Civil Statues.
Order of Business:
1.Call to Order
4.Present & Review Engagement Letter From Karczewski/Bradshaw L.L.P. Attorneys and Counselors At Law - ACTION
5.Closed Session per Section 551.0725 – Deliberation Regarding Contract Being Negotiated
6.Return to Open Session - Present Recommendation from Closed Session - ACTION
Flash Flooding Swamps Texas; Water Rescues Prompted From Up to 17 Inches of Rain; More Severe Storms Ahead
May 27, 2016Flash flooding from what in some areas has been a record calendar-day rain event swamped parts of Texas Thursday into Friday, as the threat of more severe thunderstorms looms again Friday.Emergency crews in Bastrop County, Texas, were "overwhelmed with water rescues and other emergency calls" overnight Thursday night, according to a National Weather Service civil emergency message.
Storm Total Rainfall and Flood ReportsAt least one home was flooded in nearby Caldwell County, Texas, necessitating a rescue. High water rescues were also ongoing early Friday near Buda, Texas.Some of the worst flooding was between College Station and Houston.Brenham, Texas, picked up a whopping 16.62 inches of rain Thursday alone, smashing the previous single wettest calendar-day record of 10.38 inches set on October 17, 1994. Incredibly, Thursday alone also topped the previous record for the entire month of May (15.09 inches set just last year) and would also be the fourth wettest month, there. Records date to 1897.Also, Austin-Bergstrom Airport picked up 8.79 inches Thursday, the second wetttest calendar-day rain at that site dating to 1942. The wettest day at that particular site was just about seven months ago, when a deluge of 12.49 inches on October 30prompted the airport tower to close.Flash flooding will continue to be a threat in parts of Texas
Severe Weather Forecast
- Severe thunderstorms may still be rather numerous from parts of southern South Dakota and southern Minnesota to central and East Texas.
- Threats: Flash flooding, damaging wind gusts, large hail and a few tornadoes.
Don’t forget – Middle School Graduation is tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the THS Gym. High School Graduation is tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. in the THS Gym. Congratulations Graduates!!!
2016 Yearbooks - There are some copies of the Timpson ISD 2016 yearbook left to reserve. Tomorrow, Friday, May 27 is the last day to order. You can pick up an order form from the high school or order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com<http://www.jostensyearbooks.com>
TES Pre-K Newsletter- Attached is the Timpson Elementary School newsletter. This is the last one for the school year. Thank you to Ms. Penny Ramsey for sending these out to keep our pre-k parents informed about what their child is learning in pre-k.
Timpson Memorial Day Celebration - American Legion Post 90, Timpson ISD, and the City of Timpson will sponsor a Veterans Day program at the gazebo on the Timpson square Monday may 30 at 10:00 a.m. Military servicemen from Timpson who were killed in duty to their country will be named and Gold Star families will be recognized. In addition the presentation of colors,
FCCLA News - Timpson High School FCCLA went to Lufkin to eat at Ralph and Kacoos to have their awards presentation. Attached are photos and a description of the awards presented. FCCLA is sponsored by Mrs. Danielle Smith.
TISD Cafeteria News - Attached is a letter to parents containing information about the school cafeterias.
Shelby County Poultry Festival Broiler Show News - It is that time of year again! If your child is interested in showing broilers for the Shelby County Poultry Festival please let either Mr. Cauthen or Mrs. Powers know as soon as possible. Also, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us!
Entry Fee $30 for 30 birds.
Please return entry form with entry fee to the Timpson ISD agricultural science building or administration office.
Attached is information on Broiler Show Rules and a Broiler Show entry forms.
At approximately 6:08 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, Giovani Angel, an inside trustee at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office escaped while putting trash out. Angel was in jail on city charges of arson and burglary of a building.
He is described as a 19 year-old Hispanic male, medium build, 5’10 inches tall, 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has a mowhawk haircut.
Angel was last seen in the area of Pine Street wearing all black clothing and carrying a black backpack. His last known address was on Park Street in Center.
If anyone has information on the location Angel or sees him, please call the SCSO at 936-598-5601 or the Center PD at 936-598-2788.
2016-05-26 11:41:00 by Justin Mott & Children's Medical Network
Children Medical Hospital is having a fundraiser on June 30th. The hospital is partnering with Dairy Queen for miracle treat day the profit for every blizzard purchased on that day. Mr. Bobby Cox Program Manager for the Children’s Miracle Network is heading up the event. He has been with the charity for 2 ½ years and has been involved in charity work for over 30 years. 100 percent of the money goes to helping the local hospital in Shreveport, LA. The hospital helped over 60,000 children last year alone.
Mason Bonnette & Bob Cox (From Left to Right)
One of these children is Mason Bonnette who suffers from HSAN a nerve disease that affects both his brain and muscles. Mason, was born on July 12, 2007 weighing 6 lbs 11 ounces. At first his family thought he was a healthy baby boy, but we would soon learn otherwise. Mason symptoms began to appear shortly after birth and continued to develop as time went on. At two months, Mason was diagnosed with pyloric stenosis, which required his first surgery. Two months after that, his family learned that Mason had blocked tear ducts and would require another surgery to remove the blockage. As Mason’s feeding difficulties continued the doctors performed multiple test trying to find an answer for his constant vomiting, and his doctors then decided Mason would benefit from another combination of surgeries. After even more surgeries and treatments, the answer came for his parents. At two years old, Mason was diagnosed with Hereditary Sensory Autonomic Neuropathy (degenerative dysautonomia).
To date, Mason has experienced multiple hospitalizations, procedures and surgeries. His journey has included visiting four (4) Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, as well as other hospitals. Currently, Mason utilizes three Children’s Miracle Network Member Hospitals for his medical care CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier (Shreveport, LA), St. Francis Hospital (Tulsa, OK), and Texas Children’s Hospital (Houston, TX). According to Mason’s mom, “Throughout our visits to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals we have found not only amazing medical professionals, but friends. Our doctors, nurses, therapists, and child life specialists have been there to support us during the rough times and rejoice with us during the good times.” Mason’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospital recently taught him to ride a bicycle unassisted, for the very first time. He is now their international ambassador/ kid coach for biking.
Panola College is proud to announce the names of those students named to the President’s List for the spring 2016 semester. To qualify a student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours with a grade point average between 3.8 and 4.0. Only courses applying toward an associate degree or certificate are included in the computation.
LeticiaDe La Torre
BRAZIL: Victoria Baptista Santos
DENMARK: Kia Fisker
PANOLA COLLEGE ANNOUNCES DEAN’S LIST
Panola College is proud to announce the names of those students named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester. To qualify a student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours with a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.79. Only courses applying toward an associate degree or certificate are included in the computation.
1 The Joaquin ISD School Board met tonight in regular session at 6:00 p.m. in the Joaquin Boardroom
with the following members present: Ronnie Belrose, Tam Hearnsberger, Thomas Harvey, Chrisco Bragg, Bill Mason, Jr., Jeff Cater and Jimmy Hamilton
Board members absent: None
Guest(s) Present: Colleen Doggett – East Texas Press
Joaquin ISD Employee(s) Present: Phil Worsham, Superintendent; Joel Bumback, Director of Finance; Sherry Scruggs, Elementary Principal; Jimmy Jackson, High School Principal, Mark Bonner, Director of Maintenance; Bert Coan, Elementary Assistant Principal; Terri Gray, Jr. High Principal;
Tam Hearnsberger, Vice-President, called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
2 Invocation by: Chrisco Bragg
Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America by: Thomas Harvey
Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas Flag by: Ronnie Belrose
3 Reorganize the Joaquin ISD Board Officers:
3A Board President
The floor was open for Board President Nominations. Chrisco Bragg and Ronnie Belrose were
nominated. No other nominations were made, nominations were closed. A vote was taken and the
results were 5 for Chrisco Bragg and 1 for Ronnie Belrose with Ronnie Belrose abstaining.
Chrisco Bragg is the Board President
3B Board Vice President
The floor was open for Vice President Nominations. Ronnie Belrose was nominated.
No other nominations were made, nominations were closed. A vote was taken and the results
were unanimous for Ronnie Belrose.
3C Board Secretary
The floor was open for Secretary Nominations. Tam Hearnsberger was nominated.
No other nominations were made, nominations were closed. A vote was taken and the results
were unanimous for Tam Hearnsberger.
4 Audience Participation – Those signed up and participating were: None
5 Report and Information items:
5.1Review Monthly Financial Reports – Joel Bumback, Director of Finance
5.2Dual Credit Courses offered at Joaquin ISD
5.32016 Preliminary Property Values and Tax Ratification Election
5.4Student Transfer report
5.5FFA local policy on Student Welfare Wellness and Health Services
5.6Calendar of activities
6 Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:
6.1 It was moved by Tam Hearnsberger, and Bill Mason, Jr., to approve the previous meetings
minutes. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
6.2 It was moved by Bill Mason, Jr., and seconded by Tam Hearnsberger, to approve the 16-17 school calendar (attached). Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
6.3 It was moved by Jimmy Hamilton, and seconded by Jeff Cater, to approve the budget amendments and projects over $50,000.00 (attached). Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
6.4 It was moved by Jimmy Hamilton, and seconded by Tam Hearnsberger, to approve the calendar for 2016 Tax Rate Adoption & Budget Planning Calendar (attached). Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
7 The board entered closed session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government
Code Section 551.074 at 7:33 p.m. on May 23, 2016.
7.1 §551.072 Deliberation regarding real property. A governmental body may conduct a closed meeting to
deliberate 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.
§551.074 Appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public
officer or employee or to hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employee
7.1.1 Discussing purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property – Texas Government Code Section
7.1.2 Staff reassignment and duties – Texas Government Code Section §551.074
8 The board entered open session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act at 8:58 p.m. on
May 23, 2016. Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:
8.1It was moved by Tam Hearnsberger, and seconded by Bill Mason, Jr., to accept the confirm the
resignation of Christie Penning. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried
8.2No action taken
9 Chrisco Bragg, Board President, asked for items to be placed on the next board agenda.
Dual Credit policy, Sale of property, Garza County fund request, Personnel
10 Designation of date and time of next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin ISD
– June 20, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
11 With no further business on the agenda the meeting was adjourned at 9:00 p.m.
Are you a youth in grades 3rd through 12th and interested in showing chickens at the upcoming East Texas Poultry Festival? The Shelby County 4-H Poultry project offers many activities to youth of all ages. Activities that youth can engage in include poultry production of all types, preparing foods using poultry products and public presentations that utilize information learned from the many areas within the poultry program. Youths can compete in activities at the county, district, state and national levels of competition. Rewards include an increased appreciation of the influence of the poultry industry on our lives and recognition in the form of awards, prizes, trips, and even collegiate scholarships.
Sound interesting? If so, now is the time to place your order for chicks for the Shelby County Broiler Show. A pen of 30 chicks are ordered and purchased for $30. Show rules and paperwork may be picked-up at the Extension office at 200 San Augustine Street, #7 (Shelby County Courthouse Annex Building). All orders are due no later than July 27th and are payable by check or money order only. Tentative date for pick-up of show chickens is the week of August 22, 2016.
If you have questions about participating in the 4-H Poultry project or learning what is involved in showing and raising chickens as a 4-H member, give Lane Dunn, Shelby County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources a call at 936-598-7744 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 THS Favorites – Attached are Mr. and Miss THS, Chandler Burgay and Bethany Lindgren. More favorites pictures to come.
THS Athletic Banquet - The Timpson Athletic Booster Club sponsored its annual Timpson High School Athletic Banquet on May 9 at the Good Hope Baptist Church gym. The Mama Bears did a wonderful job decorating the tables and walls. All members of athletic teams were recognized. Attached is a list of the teams. Everyone who helped make this event so special for our deserving athletes is appreciated. A special appreciation goes to Beverly Tippett and C. T. Simpson who work hard each year to make this event special for our athletes.
FFA Banquet – The Timpson ISD FFA banquet was held May 10 in the TES cafeteria. Parents, FFA members, school staff and FFA supporters enjoyed a great meal provided by parents of the FFA officers. Attached is a list of the awards presented during the banquet. The 2016-17 FFA officers were installed.
May 23, 2016—COLLEGE STATION, Texas—The invasive emerald ash borer (EAB) beetle that has killed tens of millions of ash trees across the U.S. has been detected in Texas. State and federal agencies are preparing people and communities with information, education and preventative measures to fight the pest.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS)—agencies leading the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) EAB survey in the state—trapped four adult beetles in Harrison County just south of Karnack, Texas. Although the ash trees in the immediate vicinity of the trap did not exhibit symptoms of the pest, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) laboratory confirmed the specimens were emerald ash borers. Efforts are underway to identify any infested trees.
Texas has anticipated the arrival of the EAB and has strategically placed beetle detection traps across the state for the past four years in an effort to provide an early warning if and when the invasive pest arrived.
“Early detection of this destructive pest minimizes its spread and enables us to effectively work with those affected by providing information and science-based solutions to potential attacks,” said Texas A&M Forest Service Forest Health Coordinator Shane Harrington. “TFS is working with other state and federal agencies to ensure that the general public, home- and landowners know fact from fiction and what to look for when monitoring for EAB.”
The EAB is a destructive, nonâ€native, woodâ€boring pest of ash trees and poses a significant threat to urban, suburban and rural forests, killing both stressed and healthy ash trees. The trees typically die two or three years after becoming infested. Native to Asia, the EAB was first discovered in southeast Michigan in 2002. Since then, infestations of this invasive pest have been found in 26 states and have killed tens of millions of ash trees.
In the United States, there are 16 ash species susceptible to attack—Texas is home to seven of these species. Ash trees make up less than 5 percent of rural Texas forestlands but comprise a large population of the state’s urban forests. Texas A&M Forest Service is working with APHIS, the Texas Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Forest Service, among other state and federal agencies, to implement a response plan.
The statewide plan includes monitoring beetle movement, conducting educational campaigns, providing technical assistance in prevention, preparation and recovery, and working with regulatory agencies in considering and establishing quarantines in affected counties.
“The Texas Department of Agriculture, through our biosecurity program, is committed to defending Texans from invasive species like the EAB, which have the power to decimate our crops and landscapes,” Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said. “Working together with Texas A&M Forest Service and our federal counterparts, we will implement a comprehensive response plan to tackle this threat to all Texans.”
Texas A&M Forest Service is also working with the state’s forest industry, rural landowners, urban communities and homeowners on detecting possible infestation and taking measures to slow the movement of the beetle. Measures of control include protecting ash trees through the use of insecticide tree injections and soil drenching and bolstering the urban forests with other tree species not susceptible to the emerald ash borer.
“Proper planning can reduce the impact of EAB in our communities,” said Texas A&M Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program Coordinator Paul Johnson. “Removal of poor quality ash, planting trees that aren’t susceptible to EAB, and protecting high value ash by treating them will help us weather this attack. Work with a forester or an ISA-certified arborist to help you assess your EAB risk and care for your trees.”
To learn more about EAB, please visit www.emeraldashborer.info and https://tfsweb.tamu.edu/eab/ Download the fact sheet and check out photos on Flickr.
American Legion Post 90 and Timpson ISD will sponsor a Memorial Day program at the gazebo on the Timpson square Monday May 30 at 10:00 a.m. Military servicemen from Timpson who were killed in duty to their country will be named and Gold Star families will be recognized. In addition the presentation of colors, speeches and playing of TAPS will be part of this program. Please join us for this important program that recognizes, remembers and shows appreciation to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our county.
Center Police Dept. Ladies Auxiliary – Taylor Morris, Tyler Morris
Center High School Band Boosters – Johan Gonzalez, Sarai Ramos, Christopher Luna, Zoey Stuever, Amanda Nachman, Julie Hernandez, Robert “Bo” Mooney, JoAnna Waller, Jaime Cervantes, Esmeralda Acosta, Daniela Garcia, Julie Garcia, Tony Garcia, Stephanie Presa, Mallory Sims, Alexis Salas
CISD Employees – Victoria DuVon, Chloe Gipson, Johan Gonzalez, Brittany Lawrence, Brian Mendoza, Malory Nehring, Daniel Stanford, Wil Tomlin, JoAnna Waller; Non-CHS Recipients: T.C. Bryant, James Grant Rice, Hannah Wolf
Citizen’s Bank – Kori Bailey, Chris “Bo Buster”Byrnes, Esmeralda Jaimes, Lilah Fuller, Jasa Rodgers
Shelby County Attorney – Martiza Cadena
Texas City Management Association: 2016 Tom Muehlenbeck Scholar: Malory Nehring
Daughters of the Republic of Texas: William Carroll Crawford Chpt. – Kori Bailey
Dixie Youth Baseball – National Award: Julian Jimenez; State Award: Marco Gutierrez
Shelby County Farm Bureau – Ivan Luna, Zoey Stuever
Farmers State Bank: Chloe Gipson
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Area Go Texan – Malory Nehring
Shelby County Friends of Go Texan: Esmeralda Acosta, Brianna Cox, Victoria DuVon, Chloe Gipson, Johan Gonzalez, Brylee Hendricks, Julian Jimenez, Allison Langford, Brittany Lawrence, Andres Leon, Santiago Leon, Sara Lindsey, Macy Mayo, Parrish Miller, Amanda Nachman, Sarai Ramos, Zack Ritter, Zoey Stuever, Emmalee Tomaszewski, JoAnna Waller, Tony Garcia, Julie Garcia, Robert “Bo” Mooney
Mu Alpha Theta: Joel Rodriguez, Jaime Cervantes, Chloe Gipson
Center Garden Club – Gabriela Castaneda
Woodman Lodge #250 - Victoria DuVon, Robert “Bo” Mooney, Payton McSwain
Camp Huawni- Deja Goodwin, Brittany Lawrence
East Texas Antique Tractor – Brittany Lawrence
General Shelters – Stephanie Campos, Diana Espinoza, Juan Garcia, Holden Massey, Bryan Lopez, Stephanie Presa
Jackson Missionary Baptist Church – Parrish Miller
Nacogdoches Medical Center – Zoey Stuever
Shelby Co. Chamber of Commerce Poultry Festival Pageant – Zoey Stuever, Macy Mayo
Rotary Club of Center – Malory Nehring
Sam Samford Lodge #149 – Lorenzo Angel, Brittany Lawrence
Shelby County Bass Anglers – Tynequa McGee, Brett Clark, Abbey Eddins, Michel Robleo, Sarai Ramos, Victoria DuVon, Gabriela Castaneda, Amber Bryce, Juan Garcia
Shelby County Cruisers – Daniel Rodriguez
TR’s Steaks ‘N More – Karla Contreras
Shelby Savings Bank – Johan Gonzalez, James Liker, Macy Mayo
Xi Epsilon Rho – Macy Mayo
Dayna Howard Memorial – Mallory Sims
Darren Wilson Memorial Golf – Chris “Bo Buster” Byrnes, Zack Ritter
It was another great weekend for the Shelby County 4h Shooters. Representing the 4h shooters were Colby Lout, Tucker Scarber, Dawson McFadden, Lance Holloway, Colton Gutermuth and Logan Holloway. The Walker County whizbang was held Saturday, May 21st at Creekwood Shooting Sports range in Conroe. We would like to say Congratulations on a job well done representing.
Shelby County. Results are as follows;
Intermediate Novice Division
Sporting Clays- Dawson McFadden 1st place
Whizbang- Dawson McFadden 2nd place
Team Novice Sporting Clays- Dawson McFaddin and his father, Neal McFadden 2nd place
Tucker Scarber- 4th place skeet, 4th place whizbang, 5th place sporting clays
Skeet- Lance Holloway 1st, Colton Gutermuth 2nd
Sporting Clays- Colton Gutermuth 2nd
Whizbang- Lance Holloway 5th,
Senior I Division:Pictured Back Row: Dawson McFaddin, Colton
Whizbang: Logan Holloway 6th Gutermuth, Logan Holloway, Front Row: Lance Holloway, Tucker Scarber, and Colby Lout
If you have any questions or would like more information regarding 4-H, please give us a call at 936-598-7744.
Last Friday Center Radio attended General Shelters Celebration day. They built their 75,000th building. General Shelters was founded in 1973 by Mr. James Campbell and has remained family owned for over 43 years. General Shelters does business in over 4 states and offers a wide variety of products: Green Houses, offices, Guard Houses, Steel Buildings, kennels, houses, horse barns, and decks just to name a few. They also provide building materials to the poultry industry. General Shelters is truly a corner stone for the community.
Mr. James Campbell - Founder ( In the Center)
The Mess Family purchased the building
Master Bed Room
General Shelters has a large selection of different buildings:
Shelby County Sheriff’s Posse has announced that the 2016 SCSP Rodeo, due to unforeseen circumstances, is being postponed this year. However, the SCSP Queen, Duchess and Princess contest will be held as originally slated for Saturday, June 4, 2016. The Queen coronation will be held in conjunction with the dress rehearsals of the Drill Teams on Saturday night, June 4 at the SCSP Rodeo Arena. The Rustlers will ride at 6:00pm. The coronation of the Rodeo Queen, Duchess and Princess will be at 6:45pm and the Roughrider drill performance at 7:15pm. The 63rd annual SCSP Rodeo will return to Shelby County next year more action packed than ever. The public is encouraged to come out on June 4 to the SCSP Rodeo arena to support the drill teams and the Queen contestants!
Notice is hereby given that on the 23rd day of May 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.
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 Private consultation with the board’s attorney.
§551.072 Discussing purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property.
§551.073 Discussing negotiated contracts for prospective gifts or donations.
§551.074 Discussing personnel or to hear complaints against personnel.
§551.076 Considering the deployment, specific occasions for, or implementation of, security personnel or devices.
§551.082 Considering the discipline of a public school child, or complaint or charge against personnel.
§551.083 Considering the standards, guidelines, terms, or conditions the board will follow, or will instruct its representative to follow, in
consultation with representative of employee groups.
§551.084 Excluding witnesses from a hearing.
§551.086 Economic development negotiations.
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
2 Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance
3 Reorganize the Board – Election of:
b. Vice – President
4 Audience Participation – Please, each participant is requested to limit his/her presentation to three to five minutes
5 Report/Information items:
5.1Review Monthly Financial Reports – Joel Bumback, Director of Finance
5.2Dual Credit Courses offered at Joaquin ISD
5.32016 Preliminary Property Values and Tax Ratification Election
5.4Student Transfer report
5.5FFA local policy on Student Welfare Wellness and Health Services
5.5Calendar of activities
6 Agenda Items for consider and possible action:
6.1Minutes from previous month’s meetings
6.22016-2017 School Calendar
6.3 Budget amendments and projects over $50,000.00
6.4Calendar for 2016 Tax Rate Adoption & Budget Planning
7 Enter Closed Session: – Texas Government Code Section
7.1 §551.072 Deliberation regarding real property. A governmental body may conduct a closed meeting to deliberate 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.
§551.074 Appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee or
to hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employee
7.1.1 Discussing purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property – Texas Government Code Section §551.072
7.1.2 Staff reassignment and duties – Texas Government Code Section §551.074
8 Return to Open Session – Items for consideration and possible action:
8.1Resignation and/or Retirement
8.2Hiring of Teacher(s) and or Teacher-Coach(s)
9 Recommendations for items to be placed on agenda for next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin ISD
10 Designation of date and time of next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin ISD – June 20th at 6:00 p.m.
On this 19th day of May 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.
LETU ENGINEERING STUDENTS COMPLETE PROJECT FOR CCI GROUP
(Longview, Texas) - A team of LeTourneau University electrical, computer and mechanical engineering students have recently completed a year-long corporate-sponsored project to design an automated security system for CCI Group's new wall-mounted computer workstation.
Students working on the Electronic Access Computer Station (EACS) senior design team project had a unique opportunity to put their education to work as they gained hands-on experience outside the classroom, under the direction of LETU engineering professor Dr. Joonwan Kim.
As an industry partner, CCI Group gained the time and abilities of LETU engineering students for one school year, along with final results of the project, as well as potential future employees with meaningful experience.
In medical facilities, offices, and retail spaces throughout the U.S.A., CCI Group provides exceptional quality plastic laminate casework, stainless steel casework, and solid surface countertops. Since 1982, CCI has been a preferred design and manufacturing firm for architectural casework, retail fixtures, and computer stations, handling projects at each stage including planning, design, development, value engineering, quality manufacturing, and professional installation.
LETU students gained exposure to real-world applications of their engineering education that expands the classroom experience, as well as industry contacts and a unique, hands-on experience.
LETU's School of Engineering has been working with partners in industry like CCI Group for senior design projects for years. Other successful past senior design projects have been conducted for other industry partners such as Rockwell Collins, STEMCO, General Dynamics and Flanders, Inc.
"LeTourneau University welcomes the opportunity to serve our industry partners in projects like this. These kinds of senior design team projects enable our students to apply the exceptional engineering education they receive at LeTourneau, enabling them to use their creativity and ingenuity to solve real-world problems under the oversight of our experienced faculty members," said LETU Dean of the College of Engineering, Business and Technology Dr. Ron Delap. "Companies interested in being industry partners with LETU engineering student design teams can contact the School of Engineering at (903) 233-3910."
CCI Group's Director of Manufacturing Technology Jeremy Whitehurst said working with the LETU students was a worthwhile venture for CCI Group as well as for the students.
"At CCI Group, we are proud to build collaborative relationships with teams such as the LeTourneau University students who share our commitment to excellence," Whitehurst said. "Inspiring students to display the best of their creativity and ingenuity while impacting the real life marketplace exemplifies the best of what CCI Group is about. We enjoyed working with the team and accomplished our goals together. I think we all celebrated the end result with great satisfaction."
LeTourneau University is an interdenominational university where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community. LETU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a range of disciplines and delivery models at LETU's residential campus in Longview, Texas, and in hybrid and fully online options at centers in Dallas and Houston.
For additional information, visit www.letu.edu<http://www.letu.edu>.
SAN AUGUSTINE, Texas (May 18, 2016) — U-Haul Company of Texas is pleased to announce that Ray Neil’s Auto Sales has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the San Augustine community.
Ray Neil’s Auto Sales at 695 El Camino Crossing S. will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pick-up for boxes.
Hours of operation for U-Haul rentals are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Reserve U-Haul products at this dealer location by calling (936) 679-7067 or visiting https://www.uhaul.com/Locations/Truck-Rentals-near-San-Augustine-TX-75972/041630/ today.
Ray Neil’s Auto Sales owner Ray Neil McEachern is proud to team with the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage to better meet the demands of San Augustine County.
U-Haul and Ray Neil’s Auto Sales are striving to benefit the environment through sustainability initiatives. Truck sharingâ„ is a core U-Haul sustainability business practice that allows individuals to access a fleet of trucks that is larger than what they could access on an individual basis.
Every U-Haul truck placed in a community helps keep 19 personally owned large-capacity vehicles, pickups, SUVs and vans off the road. Fewer vehicles means less traffic congestion, less pollution, less fuel burned and cleaner air.
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THS Awards Program – Timpson High School held its annual Academic Awards Program on May 12 in the high school auditorium. Principal Ron Lindgren served as program emcee. Attached are awards that were presented with more to come in tomorrow’s Bear Update.
Summer Feeding Program – Free breakfast and lunch will be offered to all students who are enrolled in school including persons enrolled in a school program for the mentally or physically disabled and persons under 21 years old enrolled in a RCCI. The Timpson ISD summer feeding program will be May 31 – June 30 on Monday – Thursday. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. All meals will be served in the Timpson Elementary School cafeteria.
TES Air U Trip - On Friday, May 13th Timpson Elementary third and fourth graders were treated to an incentive trip to Air U in Longview, TX. During the last six weeks the third and fourth grade students were given the opportunity to earn this exciting trip. The students were encouraged to put forth effort daily, learn and use strategies on a daily basis, and exhibit good conduct. Students who fulfilled these requirements were fully prepared to take the STAAR test and earned the privilege of going to Air U. The owner of Air U complimented our students by informing us that our students were the most well behaved group he had ever encountered during orientation. The students were polite, attentive and respectful. We are very proud of our third and fourth grade students and what they have accomplished this year.
THS Cheer Mini Camp - The Timpson Varsity Cheerleaders will be having a MINI CHEERLEADING CAMP for ages PreK-4 – 5th grade. This camp will be Saturday, June 25th from 9:00-12:00 at the Timpson High School Gym. Camp participants will learn basic cheer moves, a dance, and have a lot of fun! Campers will perform during Frontier Days and be invited to cheer during a home varsity game. Registration will be $25 and includes a t-shirt. Forms will be going home with elementary students this week. For more information contact 936-554-2060 or 936-556-1005.
2016-05-19 05:35:00 by Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
General Shelters of Texas, LTD. Reaches New Milescelebrating a new milestone for the Center Plant with an open house on May 20 at 10:30 a.m. at 1639 Hwy 87 N. The company's 75,000th building was recently constructed with Serial # 75000 and will be on display and open to the public for viewing. Plant tours will also be scheduled that day for viewing the manufacturing facilities. Unlike the 50,000th building produced in December 2004 (less than 12 years ago), a 14' X 20' storage building, the 75,000th is a new floor plan for 2016. This 1,152 square foot cabin has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, central air/heat, on demand hot water, GE stainless kitchen appliances, washer/dryer and vaulted ceilings.
This past weekend on Saturday May 14th students from the Shelbyville Dragon Band middle school program competed at Solo and Ensemble contest held at Carthage High School. At the end of the contest a new record of 43 medals earned was set by students who received First Division ratings. The students that earned First Division medals are as follow:
Mon. May 16 – TES Kindergarten graduation – 6:00 p.m. in THS Auditorium
Tues. May 17 – TES Field Day
--------------------- TES Benchmark Testing
Wed. May 18 – TES Benchmark Testing
Thurs. May 19 – TES Benchmark Testing
-------------------- FFA Area IX Convention at SFASU Ballroom
-------------------- TMS Awards Ceremony @ 10:00 a.m. in THS Gym
------------------- Anti-bullying Program @ 2:00 p.m. Grades 3-8 in THS Gym
----------------- THS Senior Scholarship night in THS Auditorium @ 6:00 pm
Fri. May 20 – THS Senior Celebration in THS Auditorium @ 6:00 p.m.
State Track Meet Results – Timpson High School athletes competed this past weekend in Austin at the state track meet.
• Devonta Thompson placed third in 100M race
• Hayden Smith placed seventh in 400M race
• Chandler Burgay placed eighth in discus throw
• Nictaeo Scourton placed 8th in shot put
Earning a place to compete in State is an honor these athletes worked hard to achieve. Thank you to all these students for representing TISD at the state level of competition.
THS Senior Scholarship Program - The Timpson High School scholarship program will be Thursday, May 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Presenters are asked to arrive at the high school library at 5:30 for a reception and to receive any needed materials. Please contact Charlotte Metcalf, high school counselor or Vernett Richardson, Go Center Director, if you have any questions or would like to present a scholarship; either may be reached at (936) 254-3125.
TES Pre-K Newsletter - Attached is a copy of the Timpson Elementary School Pre-K newsletter.
2016 THS Football Program Ads - The Timpson Varsity Cheerleaders are selling 2016-2017 THS Football Program Ads. You may contact Gina Duke or Jerrie Strahan for more information. You may also pick up a form in the High School or Middle School Office. See attached form for contact information. Deadline is June 17th.
BCFS Health and Human Services-Tyler Honors 2016 Graduates
TYLER - BCFS Health and Human Services-Tyler is partnering with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to celebrate local youth in foster care who have graduated in 2016.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 6:30 p.m.
Lago del Pino Restaurant
14706 County Rd 1134 - Tyler, TX 75709
The event will feature a keynote address from Pastor Brandon Hall of St. Louis Missionary Baptist Church, followed by a formal proclamation from Tyler City Councilman Darryl Bowdre. Each graduate will receive certificates of congratulations from Texas State Senator Robert Nichols and Texas Governor Gregg Abbott.
"Graduation is an important milestone for anyone, but especially noteworthy for the young adults we work with daily in foster care," says BCFS Program Director Carla McCalope. "Through all the stressors of being a teenager, and handling all the obstacles that life can throw at you, these youth stayed in school and graduated. It's certainly a momentous occasion in their lives!"
The event includes dinner for graduates and their guests, courtesy of Randall and Donna Brooks' Lago del Pino Restaurant, and gift presentations, courtesy of Kohl's and Dillard's, that will include luggage sets and electronics. Project Linus, a national organization that provides handmade blankets to youth in need, will gift blankets to the graduates. Novedades Luly will donate floral arrangements for the graduation ceremony and dinner.
"We are recognizing the hard work of 33 graduates," explains McCalope. "Thirty-two are graduating high school, and one earned an associate degree in kinesiology from Tyler Junior College."
Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas Women's University and Tyler Junior College are just some of the destinations for the graduates.
BCFS-Tyler serves youth in and aging out of foster care, as well as other young adults facing challenges like homelessness, poverty, or those recovering from physical and emotional abuse. The center is a "one-stop shop" that provides counseling, case management, and assistance with education, employment, housing location and medical care.
The District Five 4-H Round-up and Food & Nutrition contests were held on April 29-30, 2016 at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches. We had a record number of 4-H’ers enter in the virtual fishing tournament, photography, food show, food challenge and taxidermy contests.
A special thank you to all our 4-H parent volunteers for making this an exceptional experience for the youth of Shelby County. A special thank you to following project leaders: Ms. Tasha Jones - photography, Ms. Shannon Menefee - food and nutrition, Ms. Anna Stuever - fashion, and Ms. Sheryl McGown – taxidermy, Mr. & Mrs. John Henry Holloway – shooting sports..
FOOD SHOW AND FOOD CHALLENGE RESULTS
1st - Junior Division - Dairy – Alyssa Cummings
8th - Junior Division – Fruits and Grains – Maggie Turk
7th - Intermediate Division - Protein – Emilee Elliott
2nd - Mixed Team – Clarissa Menefee, Hannah Menefee, Maggie Turk and Alyssa Cummings
VIRTUAL FISHING TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Five individual fishing events were conducted during 2015-2016 with 4-H’ers placing as follows:
This was the first year Shelby County 4-H’ers participated in the Taxidermy project, and we had over 20 entries in the District 5 Roundup contest. Place in the following categories were:
Junior Taxidermy Only
Collin Lloyd-1st place
Connor Scates- 3rd place
Junior Taxidermy & Habitat
Chloe Musico-1st place
Collin Lloyd-2nd place
Connor Scates – 3rd place
Intermediate Taxidermy Only
Mathew Borders-2nd place
Tyler Allen-3rd place
Mason Barbee-4th place
Clayton Hinton-5th place
Intermediate Taxidermy & Habitat
Tyler Allen – 2nd place
Mason Barbee-3rd place
Mathew Borders-4th place
Levi Birdwell-5th place
Clayton Hinton-6th place
1st in Animals – Domestic – Michelle Gomez
2nd in Animals – Wildlife – Lily Martin
2nd in People – Michelle Gomez
3rd in Dominant Color – Michelle Gomez
2nd in Plants – Lily Martin
3rd in Plants – Michele Gomez
1st in Food – Lily Martin
SHOTGUN GAMES RESULTS
The annual District 5 shotgun games were held at the Pines Gun Club in Lufkin on May 7, 2016. Shooters competed in 5 events including skeet, trap, 5 stand, sporting clays and tower. Results are as follows:
Junior Novice (1st year 3rd-5th grade)
Colby Lout- 1st skeet, 1st tower, 2nd trap and HOA Jr. Novice
Intermediate Novice (1st year 6th-8th grade)
Dawson McFadden- 1st skeet, 1st trap, 2nd tower and
HOA Int. Novice & HOA overall novice
Tucker Scarber- 2nd skeet, 2nd trap, 4th tower, 3rd 5 stand and 2nd sporting clays
Hagan Craig-4th skeet, 5th trap, 3rd tower, 4th 5 stand and 5th Sporting Clays
Aiden Arwine- 3rd trap
Lance Holloway-2nd skeet, 2nd trap, 3rd tower, 1st 5 stand and 3rd Sporting Clays
Colton Gutermuth-3rd skeet, 1st trap, 1st tower, 4th 5 stand, 1st sporting clays and HOA Intermediate
Logan Holloway-1st skeet, 3rd trap, 1st tower, 3rd 5 stand, 1st sporting clays (50/50) and Senior I HOA
We would like to congratulate all our Shelby County 4-H’ers on their contest achievements.
If you would like information on this program or participating in other Shelby County 4-H projects, please contact county Extension agents Jheri-Lynn McSwain, Family and Consumer Sciences at email@example.com or Lane Dunn, Agriculture and Natural Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 936-598-7744.
Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to
race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the governing body of the above named City will be held on the 17th day of May, 2016 at 5:30 pm. at the City Hall, 456 Jacob Street, Timpson, Texas, at which time the following subjects will be considered, to-wit:
1. Call to Order: Mayor Pro Tem Ronnie Wolfe
3.Pledge: United States Pledge, Texas Pledge: Honor the Texas Flag. I pledge allegiance
to thee, Texas, one state, under God, one, and indivisible.
4.Chamber of Commerce: Marilyn Corder; Frontier Days
5.Council Items: 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.
6.Presentations & Recognition: On 5/20/16 Kent Graham will celebrate 6 years with
the Timpson Police Department.
7.Citizens Input: 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 meeting.
8. Department Reports:
A. Public Works Report: Larry Burns
B. Police Department Report: Kent Graham
C. Municipal Court Report: For the month of April 2016, there were 46 citations
issued, 67 violations, 0 to juveniles and 2 to minors. Total amount reported
$13,781.67 the city’s portion $7,579.92.
D. City Secretary: We will be setting dates to work with each department on their
upcoming budgets (10/1/16 – 9/30/2017). If Council members want to attend these
meetings we need to set specific times on the Budget Workshop dates.
9. Election Items:
A. Canvass General Election May 7, 2016
B. Resolution 05-17-2016, an Order declaring the canvassing of the City of Timpson
General Election, May 7, 2016.
C. Issue Certificates of Election for Mayor Debra Smith, Council Member
Yvonne Ramsey and Council Member Al Skinner. The City Secretary will issue
a certificate of election to each newly elected candidate and each candidate will
sign a Statement of Elected/Appointed Officer (Article XVI, section 1B of the
D. Issue Oaths of Office for Mayor Debra Smith, Council Member Yvonne Ramsey
and Council Member Al Skinner by Judge James Bogue.
E. Elect Mayor Pro-Tem to perform the mayor’s duties during the mayor’s incapacity
or absence. The mayor pro-tem is selected by majority vote of the council from
among its own membership. The mayor pro-tem’s term is for one year. The mayor
pro-tem retains the right to vote on all matters before the council (and not just to
break a tie) while performing the duties of mayor (Local Government Code Section
22.037 and 23.027).
10. Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.071 Government Code – Consultation
with Attorney; Closed Meeting: Discuss current City contracts.
11. Reconvene in Open Session:
12. Consent Agenda: Items 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 of the regular meeting held on April 19th, 2016
B. Consider approval of Financial Statement for the month of April, 2016
C. Consider approval of Accounts Payable – Unpaid bills for April, 2016
REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS (13 –16)
13. Discuss and possibly take action: Resolution of Authority for all Austin and
Texas State Bank Accounts, adding Debra Smith, Mayor to noted accounts. Also,
any other signatures as needed.
14. Discuss and possibly take action: Repair to several fire hydrants. 12 hydrants
need top jobs, this will take care of those that need preventative maintenance.
Also, an installation at Fourth St and Garrison to replace a leaking hydrant. The
proposals from Hydra Tec Services are included in your packets.
15. Discuss and possibly take action: Supplemental Agreement for License Audit
No. S051272 covering underground 8 inch encased sanitary sewer on Railroad
Property at Mile Post 166.44. Payment, in the amount of $1,505.00 is due and
A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center Independent School District (CISD) was held on Thursday, May 12, 2016 beginning at 12:00 p.m. at Center High School Library located at 658 Roughrider Drive Center, Texas 75935.
1.Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum
James Greer called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m. and declared a quorum.
Present:James Greer; John Henry Holloway; Daphne LaRock; Sharon Nelson; Traci Willoughby; Dan Wilkins; Rayford Copelin, Deputy Superintendent; Tammy Lemoine, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction; Betty McDaniel, Director of Finance and James Hockenberry, Superintendent
Visitors:Tina Byrnes, Southwest Foodservice Excellence; Colleen Doggett, East Texas Press; Matt Gregory, CHS Principal; Jimmie Johnston, Southwest Foodservice Excellence; Robbie Kerr, Center Garden Club; Shirley Owens, Center Garden Club; Steve Synder, Light and Champion; and numerous Center High School students and CHS staff
2.Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
Mike Elder gave the invocation and Kim Rodriguez led the Pledge of Allegiance.
3.Public Comments/Audience Participation
Representatives from the Center Garden Club, Robbie Kerr and Shirley Owens, presented several CHS students awards from the Texas Garden Club District III High School Speech Contest, National Garden Club District III High School Essay Contest, Texas Garden Club State Speech Contest, National Garden Club State High School Essay Award and the South Central Region High School Essay.
4.Recognition of Center High School Extracurricular Accomplishments
Matt Gregory introduced the sponsors and coaches as they presented the CHS students and their achievements beyond District competition. All girls and boys varsity sports advanced beyond District. The accomplishment is a historical achievement for Center High School. The programs recognized: UIL Academics, Agriculture Advocacy, Forestry, FFA, Veterinary Medicine, Band, Baseball, Basketball (boys and girls), Golf (boys and girls), Powerlifting, Softball, Track and Tennis.
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Daphne LaRock to approve the consent agenda consisting of the minutes from the regular meeting on April 14, 2016, the April Investment Report (2015-2016), the Tax Collection Report (April 2016), the Financial Reports (April 2016) and the overnight student activity trips.
The motion carried 6-0.
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Traci Willoughby to approve the budget amendment in the amount of $5,500.00 to assist the CMS Beta Club national qualifiers with their travel expenses for the Beta Club National Contest.
The motion carried 6-0.
6.Consideration and Approval of TASB Update 104
A motion was made by John Henry Holloway, seconded by Daphne LaRock to approve the TASB Policy Update 104 as presented.
The motion carried 6-0.
7.Distribute Revised LOCAL Polices
The Board received a copy of the revised LOCAL policies (FFA – Wellness Policy and GKD – Community Relations – Use of Non-School Facilities).
8.Discussion of 2016-2017 Compensation and Benefits
The Board continued their discussion of 2016-2017 compensation and benefits. Administration has received new information, which will assist the District to project the revenue for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.
Dan Wilkins left at 12:55 p.m.
9.Update on Construction Project
An update on the current construction projects was presented. The construction on the new tennis court facility and agriculture science building is expected in the next few days. The Middle School projects are near final.
10.Consideration and Approval to Delegate Contractual Authority to the Superintendent until September 1, 2016
A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Daphne LaRock to delegate contractual authority to Superintendent Hockenberry until September 1, 2016.
The motion carried 5-0.
11.Consideration and Approval to Change the July Regular Meeting Date
The Board discussed to change the regular July Board meeting (July 14, 2016) to Monday, July 11, 2016 or Tuesday, July 12, 2016.
James Greer called for a closed session at 1:09 p.m. under Texas Government Code §551.071, §551.074 and §551.129 for consideration of employment of contracted personnel, terminate probationary contracts, contract renewals for Administrators, teachers and certified support staff, resignation/retirement and extended emergency sick leave.
The Board returned into open session at 1:17 p.m. No action was taken in closed session.
13.1District Employees and Officers: Texas Government Code §551.071, §551.074 and §551.129
13.1.1A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Traci Willoughby to approve the employment of contracted personnel as submitted by Superintendent Hockenberry.
Billy Adair, CTE Information Technology Teacher/Coach - Center High School
Jennifer Bartlett, Teacher - Center Elementary School
Elizabeth Bennett, Teacher - Center Elementary School
Laura Campbell, Teacher – Center Elementary School
Joann Fuller, Kindergarten Teacher - F.L. Moffett Primary School
Astin Greer, Social Studies Composite Teacher/Coach - Center High School Kimberly Hearn, Reading Specialist - Center Elementary School
Burval Holt, II, Building Trades Teacher – Center High School
Mr. Harold Irish, Joaquin ISD Election Judge, was asked to conduct the canvassing of the votes from the May 7th school board election. He gave the following report.
Total votes cased at Huxley -- – Joaquin -- – Early -- – Total ---
Early Joaquin Huxley Total
Bill Mason received 84 10538227
Jay Dee Cockrell received56 628126
Susan Savitsky McCann received12 8020
Jeff Cater received 42 8530157
The top two were Bill Mason and Jeff Cater. They shall serve three-year term expiring in May of 2019.
Total votes cast:
Early (includes mail & provisional)103
Motion by Thomas Harvey, and seconded by Tam Hearnsberger, to accept the report presented by Mr. Harold Irish, Election Judge on canvassed votes and declare the results to be official. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
Swearing in of new board members will be conducted prior to the next board meeting.
3 With no further business on the agenda the meeting was adjourn.
May 13, 2016-Elementary Program “Big Daddy YumYum”
May 16, 2016-SHAC Meeting; Regular Board Meeting 5:30 pm
May 17, 2016-Elem/MS Awards 9am in SEC; HS Awards Banquet 6:30 pm
May 18, 2016- MS Robotics in Kilgore; Elementary Field Day; HS ELA Department will Host a Play “I Don’t Want to Talk About it” in the Café at 9:30 am and 2:30 pm
May 19, 2016-Tiger Fest in SEC 6:00 pm includes 8th Grade Completion Ceremonies & Kindergarten Graduation; Tiger Café’ opens at 5:00 pm; HS Robotics in Kilgore
May 20, 2016-Early Release-11:30 am; End 6th Grading Period; Scholarship Assembly 9:30 am in Café’; 6th Grade Band in Canton; Boo the Bully in Elementary Gym (K-5)
May 23, 2016-Teaher In-Service Begins; Summer Nutrition Program Begins (Breakfast 7:30 am/ Lunch 11:30 am-Served Monday – Thursday)
May 26, 2016-Early Release-12:30 pm; HS Graduation 7 pm in SEC; Graduation Pics
May 30, 2016-Memorial Day Holiday; Band Solo and Ensemble in Austin
Summer Hours will start on June 3rd,2016-August 3rd,2016: Hours of operation will be 7:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Thursday.
Graduation Celebration 2016
Tenaha ISD seniors mark your calendar and join the graduation party at 6:00 pm, May 21, at the Youth Center. Dress is casual school attire.
Tenaha Elementary students in PK - 5th grades participated in the Tree House Bully Program presented by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council (ADAC). Students were encouraged to say no to drugs and discussed how to handle bullies throughout life.
Tenaha Elementary 3rd grade students enjoyed a field trip on Thursday, May 12th to the Texas State Railroad in Rusk, Texas.
Elementary kindergarten students had a special visitor last week and boy did they enjoy it!!
CITY OF TENAHA REGULAR CALLED COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
May 16, 2016
If during the course of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda that 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, Government Code Section 551.101 and Texas Revised Civil Statues.
The City Council of Tenaha will meet in regular session on Monday - May, 16, 2016 at 5:15 p.m. at the Tenaha Municipal Building located at 238 N. George Bowers Drive, Tenaha, Texas.
Order of Business:
1.Call to Order
3.Pledge and Prayer
5.Canvass The Vote – ACTION
6.Administer The Oath of Office to Newly Elected Mayor and Council Members – ACTION
8.Consider Approval for Minutes from April 18, 2016 Regular Scheduled Council Meeting – ACTION
9.Consider Approval for April 2016 Financials – ACTION
10.Resolution to Authorize Change of Signatures On All City Accounts At The First National Bank of Hugh Springs - ACTION
11.Open and Approve Sealed Bids for Marshal’s Office 2007 Dodge Charger – ACTION
12.Revisit and Possibly Take Action – Financing Marshal’s Office New Vehicle – ACTION
13.Review Invoices and Change Accounts Payable Process to Vendors – ACTION
14.Set Working Session Date in June to Revisit And Revise Employee Handbook - ACTION
Mr. Ricky Plunkett Trailer home burnt down recently on Tuesday May 10th at 806 County Road 3605, near Joaquin. The fire started in the living room area, most likely the fire started due to electrical problems. Donations are being taken in to help Mr. Plunkett purchase a new home.
If you wish to donate please call: 936-234-3005, or 903-754-8734
The City Council of Joaquin will meet in regular session Monday, May 16, 2016
6:00 p.m. at The Joaquin City Hall located at 124 North Preston, Joaquin, Texas.
ORDER OF BUSINESS
1.Swearing in of Elected Council Members
2.Call to order, establish quorum & welcome guest.
3.Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance.
5.Council approval of the previous month’s minutes.
b.Utility Billing Manager
c.Public Works Manager
7.Discussion & Council Action on Payment of Bills.
8. Discussion & Council Action on altering Monthly Regular Scheduled Meeting Day
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 May 13, 2016 at 9:33 a.m.
The following were notified
Light & Champion, Shelby County Today, Center Broadcasting
The Tenaha High School ELA department will be hosting a play on May 18th in the High School Cafetorium. There will be two performances of I Don't Want To Talk About It. This play focuses on bullying and its adverse effects. Performance times will be 9:30am and 2:30 pm. Parents and community members are invited to attend.
From left (standing) Stacy O'Rear, Shirley Brittain, and Kelli Talbert (seated) Allison Harbison
Relay for Life is the signature activity of the American Cancer Society and celebrates cancer survivors and caregivers, remembers loved ones lost to the disease, and empowers individuals and communities to fight back against cancer; this year the Relay for Life of Shelby County celebrates a decade of fighting against cancer and we have raised over $800,000 dollars which supports the American Cancer Society's mission of saving lives and creating a world with less cancer. Relay for Life, while raising much needed money for cancer reseach, also continues to fight for lifesaving laws to increase the federal research funding, reduce tobacco use, raise the awareness of cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and patient support. We here in Shelby County are fortunate to have dedicated and compassionate citizens who are willing to work and support the American Cancer Society in their fight; Therefore, be it resolved, that I, Allison, Harbison, County Judge of Shelby County, Texas recognize all the many volunteers and participants from area families, corporations, churches, and civic groups and does hereby proclaim May 13, 2016 as "The Eleventh Annual Relay for Life of Shelby County, Cancer Awareness Day."
Pre-K & Kindergarten Roundup - See the attached information for dates and times.
TISD Band Trip - The Timpson High School band will leave for its trip to Florida Friday May 13. Attached is an agenda of the trip. Head Band Director Rhonda Daniel would like to thank the school district, parents and community who made this trip possible for the band.
THS Teacher Uses New Approach to Enhance Learning –
Timpson High School science teacher Mrs. Jourden recently conducted a comprehensive review of learning skills with her biology classes. Students worked with a partner using hands on materials to determine mastery of learning objectives. The stations included cells, cellular processes, DNA and RNA genetics, biochemistry, systems, balance and environment. Students have developed individual journals this year that allow them to make notes, recorded course related information that helps them review skills taught in the classroom. Mrs. Jourden’s hands-on approach has enhanced student learning and provides a method for students to be active partners in their learning. Using these methods has also proven to help students better retain and apply the information they have learned.
Pre-K News - Submitted by: Penny Ramsey
On Tuesday, Timpson Elementary School Pre-K went on their field trip to Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin. We rode the train, had a picnic lunch inside the zoo, and saw lions, bobcats, giraffe, turtles, bats, snakes, and lots more animals. We had so much fun!!!
THS Female Athlete of the Year – Timpson ISD girls athletic coordinator Josh Jourden announced at the Timpson Athletic Banquet that Jasmine Rogers, a sophomore, was selected as the 2015-2016 female athlete of the year. This year Jasmine received honorable mention in volleyball, served as cheerleader, received honorable mention in basketball, was a regional qualifier in track and received honorable mention in softball. Coach Jourden said that athletic ability, participation in multiple sports, character and conduct of students all were considered in choosing the female athlete of the year who serves as a role model to other students.
Bear of the Year - Bobby Stilley received the Bear of the Year award at the recent Timpson ISD Athletic banquet. Attached is a photo.
The Madison County Whizbang was held on April 30th for juniors and intermediates. On Sunday, May 1st the senior I and senior II’s competed.
Shelby county 4h shooters had five kids participate in the shoot. Participating on Saturday were Colby Lout, Hagan Craig, Lance Holloway and Colton Gutermuth. On Sunday, Logan Holloway participated. Results are as follows;
Board of Trustees – Tenaha Independent School District
Notice is hereby given that a Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Tenaha Independent School District will be held on Monday, May 16, 2016, beginning at 5:30 p. m., in the Boardroom of the Administration office located at 138 College Street, Tenaha, Texas 75974.
The Subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken are as follows:
(Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)
1.Call to Order
4.Reports from the Administrators
(a.)Linda Jacob, EE-5 Principal
(b.)Judy Monroe, 6-12 Principal
(c.)Craig Horn, Athletic Director
(d.)Scott Tyner, Superintendent
5.Canvass of School Board of Trustee Vote presented by Ron Barker, Election Judge
6.Consider for Approval the Recipient for the Martindale Scholarship
7.Consider for Approval 2015-2016 Budget Amendments
8.Hall of Honor New Member Selection
9.District Employees and Officers Texas Gov’t Code § 551.074 “Executive Session” (a.) Employment, Resignations, New Hire, and/or Discipline
2016-05-12 07:29:00 by Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite the public to join them at a new member ribbon cutting for LuLu’s Accessories, on Thursday, May 19 at 11:00 a.m. LuLu’s is located at 516 Shelbyville Street in Center and is owned by Maria Medrano. Refreshments will be served. LuLu’s has a selection of dresses, boots, kids clothing and shoes, and a variety of accessories for every occasion. For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or email@example.com.
Timpson ISD Athletic Booster Club Honors Memory of Stanley Burgay –
The Timpson ISD Athletic Booster Club honored the memory of Stanley Burgay at its recent TISD Athletic Banquet. Constable Burgay was a THS graduate and long-time supporter of Timpson youth. Athletic Booster Club President C.T. Simpson presented the Burgay family a plaque in memory of Constable Burgay. Attached is the memorium speech given in his memory at the banquet.
Stilley Selected as Bear of the Year – At the recent Timpson Athletic Banquet, Mike Smith announced Bobby Stilley is the 2015-2016 Bear of the Year recipient. The Bear of the year is awarded each year to a person who demonstrates loyal support of the TISD athletes and the school’s athletic program. Mr. Smith said that if you attend any TISD athletic event you will see Bobby Stilley on the sidelines supporting the team. As a THS graduate, Mr. Stilley is a true lifetime Timpson Bear and is a dedicated Bear fan, always willing to help, encourage and support the athletes and other youth of the Timpson community. Congratulations Mr. Stilley!
THS Female Athlete of the Year – Timpson ISD girls athletic coordinator Josh Jourden announced at the Timpson Athletic Banquet that Jasmine Jordon, a senior, was selected as the 2015-2016 female athlete of the year. This year Jasmine received honorable mention in volleyball, served as cheerleader, received honorable mention in basketball, was a regional qualifier in track and received honorable mention in softball.
THS Male Athlete of the Year – Timpson ISD Athletic Director Kerry Therwhanger announced at the Timpson Athletic Banquet that Chandler Burgay was selected as the 2015-2016 male athlete of the year. This year Chandler is a senior and was selected to the first team offense in football, received honorable mention in basketball, and is a state qualifier in track. Coach Therwhanger said the selection process for male athlete of the year not only includes the number of sports the student participated in but also his involvement in school activities, his character and his ability to serve as a role model to other students is an important consideration. Congratulations Chandler!
Honoring Stanley Burgay
If Stanley Burgay would tell us all just one thing, it would be to honor God, love your family and help your neighbor because that’s what life is about, said his son Stephen, about his Dad, Stanley.
All of us who had the privilege to call Stanley husband, grandfather, friend, father, brother, or law man know not only would he have said this but what Stephen said about his Dad is the best description of how Stanley led his life.
Tonight the Timpson Athletic Booster Club wants to honor and remember Stanley for what he did best – be a role model to all and especially the youth about how we should conduct our own lives and how we should treat others. He did not focus on his own needs but instead focused on the needs of others. He had that special God given talent of inspiring motivating, encouraging others and he never left your presence without making you smile and feel better about yourself. He was a hero to all those who know him but he seemed to have a real soft spot in his heart for young people. As a former Timpson High School student, athlete and graduate himself, he remained a Timpson Bear his entire life, always willing to help our youth in anyway whether it was serving as Captain of the Timpson High School Association Fishing Club, helping with a meal for the athletes, being the first law enforcement official on campus when there was a need or standing on the sidelines encouraging but never criticizing the players and coaches.
We all know Stanley had a love for fishing but he had a much greater love for people and his Lord and his Savior Jesus Christ. When I read Matthew 4:19 “And Jesus said to them, follow me and I will make you fishers of men,” I would think that was Stanley Burgay’s real calling – to be the kind of man by thought, word and deed that not only allowed him to live a Christian life but would inspire others to want to be like him and follow Jesus to live a life of faith. Stanley truly was a fisher of men.
We can perhaps best honor this great man – this hero to all that knew him- by following his actions and doing for others as he did for us. By serving others as he served us we will keep his spirit alive. At this time will all of you please stand in honor and memory of Stanley Burgay – our hero – as a plaque is presented to his family.
The Center HS Alumni Association announces 2016 Homecoming dates as follows:
CHS Homecoming Pep Rally – Friday, September 16 at 3 pm in the CHS Gym.
CHS Homecoming Game – Friday, September 16 at 7:30 pm vs. Diboll at Roughrider Stadium.
CHS Alumni Association Meeting – Saturday, September 17 at the Community House. Please note the location change! Doors open at 9. Meeting begins at 10 am. CHS Hall of Honor award will be presented during the meeting.
CHS Homecoming Parade – Saturday, September 17 at 4 pm on the Downtown Center Square (Participants line up behind Farmer’s State Bank).
High Roller Whitetails, Center, Texas, is a new member of the American Angus Association(r), reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.
The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on over 18 million registered Angus.
The Association records ancestral information and keeps production records and genomic data on individual animals to develop industry-leading selection tools for its members. The programs and services of the Association and its entities - Angus Genetics Inc., Angus Productions Inc., Certified Angus Beef LLC and the Angus Foundation - help members to advance the beef cattle business by selecting the best animals for their herds and marketing quality genetics for the beef cattle industry and quality beef for consumers.
Notice is hereby given that on the 12th day of May 2016, the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin School District will hold a special meeting at 12 Noon, at the Joaquin ISD Administration building Board room, 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 Private consultation with the board’s attorney.
551.072 Discussing purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property.
551.073 Discussing negotiated contracts for prospective gifts or donations.
551.074 Discussing personnel or to hear complaints against personnel.
551.076 Considering the deployment, specific occasions for, or implementation of, security personnel or devices.
551.082 Considering the discipline of a public school child, or complaint or charge against personnel.
551.083 Considering the standards, guidelines, terms, or conditions the board will follow, or will instruct its
representative to follow, in consultation with representative of employee groups.
551.084 Excluding witnesses from a hearing.
551.086 Economic development negotiations.
Education Code 39.030
39.030 Discuss or adopt individual assessment instruments or assessment instrument items.
Should and 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
(Two members constitutes a quorum, Election Code 67.003, 67004(a), Board Policy BBB (Legal))
2.Canvass votes from the May 7th School Board Election
On this 9th day of May 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 Noon on said date.
LETU COMMENCEMENT MAKES HISTORY WITH FIRST NURSING GRADS
LeTourneau University Spring 2016 graduation ceremonies.
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - two services:
174 graduates in the Schools of Aviation, Arts & Sciences, Education, Nursing, Psychology, Counseling, Theology.
235 graduates in the Schools of Engineering, Business and Technology
Belcher Center, on the LETU campus, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave., Longview, Texas
LETU's very first nursing graduates (Hannah Campbell and Abbey May) will make school history as the school's first graduates with BSN degrees.
Keynote speaker is Edmund C. Moy, formerly the 38th director of U.S. Mint (2006-2011), appointed by President George W. Bush.Moy is a public servant, senior executive, commentator, author, and director at publicly and privately held companies. He has been featured on CBS's 60 Minutes, PBS' Jim Lehrer News Hour, and appears regularly on CNBC, Fox News, Fox Business Channel, MSNBC and Bloomberg TV on issues of currency. He is often quoted in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Fortune, Dow Jones, and Reuters. He is a regular contributor to Newsmax.
Center High School will host its annual scholarship awards program on Tuesday, May 10th at 6:00 p.m. in the high school cafetorium. Seniors scheduled to receive a scholarship award have been notified and parents, family and friends are invited to attend the program.A reminder for all scholarship presenters: You are to be in the high school library no later than 5:30 p.m. If you have a question, please contact the CHS Career Center at 598-6173.
Agriculture Education Day 2016 Held today at Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Arena was a huge success with over 1,000 children in attendance. It featured a wide variety of events such as: roping, FFA demonstrations, The Forest Service, indoor fishing, a petting zoo, a long horn cow, the community garden, bee keeping, and hay rides all to help educate our youth about agriculture. The Event was led by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service members Lane Dunn and Jheri-Lynn McSwain. Mr. Dunn has worked for the AgriLife Program for over 13 years, before which he was an ag teacher at Center High School for 10 years, so it is safe to say he has agriculture in his veins. Ms. McSwain has been with the service for over 3 years. They would like people to know that their goal is to help East Texans learn and grow in agriculture both in business, pleasure, and their personal lives.
Lane Dunn and Jheri-Lynn McSwain
A Long Horn Bull
The Forest Service
Britney Compton, Del Birdwell, Tommy Williams, George Burnett
Alli-Joe Baldwin and Konher Windham
Madelynn Hutchins and Carsen Vickers
James Dotson and Mike Boderland (Teaching Kids about bees)
2016-05-06 12:49:00 by Jerrifer L. Fountain
SHELBY COUNTY, TEXAS
Notice is hereby given that a Regular meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 9th day of May, 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 the minutes of the April 11, 2016 Regular Meeting and the April 25, 2016 Special Meeting of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court.
2.Approve and pay the monthly expenses.
3.Approve Officers’ Reports.
4.Public Comments on Agenda items.
5.T.C. Hughes to address the Court regarding the road leading into his property on County Road 4428.
6.Sheriff Blackwell to discuss and possibly approve moving the existing jailboard and monitors into an adjacent office from dispatch to have jailers operate same.
7.Sheriff Blackwell to discuss and possibly approve permission to accept bid from Lunabite to build and install a Sheriff’s Office website.
8.Proclamation declaring May as Elder Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.
9.Discuss and possibly take action on appointing a Constable in Precinct 5.
10.Discuss and possibly take action on becoming a member of the National Flood Insurance Program.
11.Consider and possibly adopt the Resolution to become a member of the National Insurance Program.
UPDATE: The (2) suspects depicted in the photographs were found to be juveniles. The juvenile suspects came to the Sheriff's Department last night with their legal guardians to meet with me regarding the cases filed.
Thanks for your assistance in this endeavor! ~ dj
On Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 Patrol Deputy Adam Renfro took a report from a Danny Gage with Tenaska Operations regarding a criminal trespass and a criminal mischief incident that had occurred at the company's property located on County Road 3524 in Joaquin.
The unknown suspects illegally entered the property by cutting a fence line that enclosed the critical infrastructure site. Surveillance video footage captured the suspects. If you recognize the suspects in the photographs taken from the surveillance video footage, please contact Center Crime Stoppers.
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 www.centercrimestoppers.com. 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.
If a caller does not wish to remain anonymous or receive a reward, they may call the Shelby County Sheriff's Department at 936-598-5600 or 936-572-1468 and speak with Lieutenant Investigator DJ Dickerson.
Here is the front and back of the shirts for Isaiah. For those of you that are not aware, Isaiah attends kindergarten here at Timpson. His mother is Shakera Eaden, graduated in 2009 from THS. He is currently in ICU at Children's Hospital in Dallas. We are selling t-shirts to show our support and help with medical expenses. Orders are due Friday by 3pm. Keep him in your prayers. Thanks!
THS Fishing Association - Out of over 400 teams in the South East Texas High School Fishing Association, the Timpson High School team of Chandler Burgay and Hunter Smith rank fifth. They will compete in a fishing tournament at Sam Rayburn Lake this Sunday May 8. Good luck team.
TES Pre-K News - Submitted by Penny Ramsey
Ms. Penny's Pre-K class has been talking about living and non-living items. We also have been talking about growing seeds, planting seeds, what plants need to grow and how they grow. We've also been talking about parts of plants. When we first started talking about this, we planted a sweet potato to see if it would grow. After several weeks, it has started growing. It has roots, stems and leaves. Ms. Penny's class enjoys watching it grow. In the picture with the sweet potato is Joleigh Jourden, Kooper Welch, and Logan Renick.
National Day of Prayer - Timpson FCA president Chandler Burgay led a large group of students in prayer for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday May 5th.
A luncheon to recognize, honor, and award teachers of the Tenaha ISD school system. In addition, former teachers and administrators, who have been employed by the Tenaha ISD schools, will be returning to be presenters. This luncheon will also allow the Tenaha community to say “thanks” to the 80+ employees for a job well done. The Award and Appreciation Luncheon, will be held in the school cafetorium on Friday, May 27th at 12:15 pm.
Neuville Baptist Church Youth Group will be having a huge garage sale Friday & Saturday May 6 & 7th. Directions are: From Center go @ 8 1/2 miles on Hwy. 96 south, turn left on FM 2140, go straight 2 miles & the sale is on the right. The sale will be inside the fellowship hall. Come rain or shine. We will have lots of clothes(all sizes, men, women, boys, girls and infant), toys, dishes, linens, pictures, house hold items of all kinds, lots of misc.
A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Shelbyvill Independent School District will be held on Tuesday, May 10, beginning at 12:00 noon, in the Board Room of the Shelbyville Independent School District at 343 FM 417 West, Shelbyville, Texas.
Jury Cancelled for Monday May 9th, 2016 for the 273rd District Court Honorable Judge Charles R Mithcell Presiding has been cancelled due the scheduled cases being resolved or passed. Anyone receiving a summons for that day is released from jury service until they receive a future summons.
Bond Election Information – If the TISD bond passes, one of the projects is a new Vocational/Technical Education building with four classrooms. The district will be able to offer more certification classes that will allow students to be job ready upon high school graduation and prepared to enter the job market. Courses that could be offered that would lead to certification are General Office, Marketable Skills, Microsoft Office, Medic First Aid CPR/AED Compliance, Petroleum Technology I. Petroleum Technology II, Residential/Commercial Electrician, Welding-Basic, and Welding-Intermediate, Microcomputer Software Operator, Microcomputer Support Specialist, Digital Media Design and Development, Personal Computer Technical Support, Heating and Air Conditioning and Natural Gas Compression. The certification can involve taking up to seven courses. The classroom portion of the classes can be taken online in the technology classroom located in the vocational/technical building. The technology classroom will also allow more students to take concurrent college level classes earning both high school and college credit at the same time. High School students can earn up to 48 college credit hours and earn an associate’s degree while still in high school. Presently those taking college credit classes online are in the high school library which prevents access for other students needing to use the library. The technology center would also provide students who would like to take classes that the district cannot provide because there are not enough students to justify making a class for or the district does not have a teacher certified to teach the class the students want to take, the student can take the class online using the Texas Virtual School Network. The TVSN offers classes taught by teachers in other school districts to be accessed by students over the computer in their home districts. The technology classroom will also allow students to take courses they failed or did not have the opportunity to take because they moved to Timpson from another school district. This allows students who pass the course to graduate within four years of entering high school with their class. Remediation and enrichment classes will also be available to students who need extra help. The technology classroom makes learning more accessible and will provide educational opportunities TISD students have not had access to in the past.
THS Athletes Qualify For State Track Meet - At the recent regional track meet in Palestine four students qualified to attend the state track meet in Austin that is scheduled for May 13. The students who qualified are:
Chandler Burgay- Discus (placed 2nd)
Nicteo Scourton- Shot Put (placed 2nd)
Devonta Thompson- 100 m dash (placed 2nd)
Hayden Smith- 400 m dash (placed 1st)
Good luck to these students and thank you to all track athletes for representing Timpson High School so well at Regionals!
State Track Meet Schedule - This is the schedule for Timpson High School track team who qualified to compete in the state track meet showing the event, day and time of each competition in which they will compete. Coach Daniel coaches Chandler, Coach Flournoy coaches Nicteo and Coach Therwhanger coaches Devonta and Hayden. Good luck at State!
Chandler Burgay Discus throws Friday, May 13th, 12:00p.m.
Nicteo Scourton Shot Put throws Friday, May 13th, 6:00 p.m.
Devonta Thompson 100m runs Saturday, May 14th, 7:05 p.m.
Hayden Smith 400m runs Saturday, May 14th, 7:45 p.m.
The Pastor and Members of Carroll Chapel CME Church in Shelbyville would like to invite you to our Family and Friend Day on May 15th at 3:00 PM. Our guest speaker will be Elder Archie Thompson of the Triumph, the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ in Shelbyville. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy this special day.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Three alumni of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will return to their alma mater to perform in the annual choral masterworks series concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.
Under the direction of Dr. Tim King, director of choral studies at SFA, the A Cappella Choir, Choral Union, Women’s Chorus and the Orchestra of the Pines will perform “An American Requiem” by Richard Danielpour. Guest soloists will be SFA alumni Erin Roth, mezzo-soprano; Dr. Richard Novak, tenor; and Casey Jones Parrish, baritone.
Roth’s career as a lyric mezzo-soprano has advanced with performances at Opéra Louisiane, Des Moines Metro Opera and the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, singing roles that include Pitti-Sing in W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's “The Mikado,” Meg Page in Giuseppe Verdi's “Falstaff,” Siébel in Charles Gounod’s “Faust,” and Prince Orlofsky in Johann Strauss' “Die Fledermaus.” She has performed as a featured soloist in many works, including George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah,” Verdi’s Requiem, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem, Felix Mendelssohn's “Elijah” and, most recently, Vivaldi's “Gloria.” She was a grant recipient in the Fielder Grant competition and a national finalist in the American Prize competition, as well as the Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year, where she received the Audience Choice Award. Roth recently performed in the inaugural season of the Dallas Choral Festival, singing Ludwig van Beethoven's “Missa Solemnis” with a professional chorus of 100 singers from across the nation. She now lives in Plano with her husband, Chad, and currently serves as the alto section leader and soloist-in-residence with the Sanctuary Choir at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas. She regularly performs as a soloist and chorister with the Highland Park Chorale, a professional choral group. She most recently joined the Orpheus Chamber Singers, Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier chamber ensemble, where she was a soloist in Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem. She earned a master’s degree in vocal performance at SFA in 2007 and was a student of Nita Hudson.
Novak has established a national reputation as a professional tenor and voice teacher. He has performed with Washington Concert Opera, Opera Carolina, San Antonio Opera, Opera Piccola, Annapolis Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Wichita Grand Opera, The Living Opera, Wagner Society of Washington, San Antonio Symphony, San Antonio Chamber Choir, San Antonio Choral Society, Chautauqua Symphony, Prince William Symphony, the Monroe Symphony, the Conservatorio di Musica Agostino Steffani in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy, and the Institute of Culture in Culiacán and Mazatlán, Mexico. Among Novak’s operatic credits are Rodolfo, Pinkerton, Alfredo, Don José, Nemorino, Ernesto, Werther, Eisenstein, Tamino, Lippo, Roméo, and Tybalt. In 2005 and 2006, Novak won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Tulsa District. He is also a former winner of the Texoma NATS Singer of the Year award. He holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in vocal performance from SFA, and a doctoral degree in vocal performance from the University of North Texas. He is the music director at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in New Braunfels where he is also choir director and music teacher. He is an adjunct voice instructor at the University of the Incarnate Word and is founder/artistic director of the Saints Peter & Paul Young Artist Recital Series, which presents young artists with performance opportunities and financial support for furthering musical pursuits. He resides in New Braunfels with his wife, Laura, and three children.
Parrish is a native of Livingston and has lived in Houston since July of 2015. After graduating from SFA in 2014, he served as assistant choir director under the leadership of Dr. Tod Fish at Coronado High School in Lubbock. Later, Parrish moved to Houston with his fiancé where he now serves as assistant choir director at Cook Middle School in Cy-Fair ISD. He is a member of the Houston Men’s Choir along with other SFA alumni Jake Taylor, Clint Jordan and Brian Miller. Parrish is a staff singer at the United Methodist Church-Downtown Houston under the direction of SFA alumnus Dr. Terry Morris. During his years at SFA, Parrish had the opportunity to perform a variety of opera roles, including Olin Blitch from Carlisle Floyd’s “Susannah,” Marco from BedÅ™ich Smetana’s “The Bartered Bride,” and Germont from Verdi’s “La Traviata.” He has traveled to several European countries performing a wide variety of choral works with King and the SFA A Cappella Choir. In 2011, he had the opportunity to perform the baritone solo from Velio Tormis’ “Raua Needmine” at the TMEA convention in San Antonio with the A Cappella Choir. Parrish earned both a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance in 2012 and master’s degree in choral conducting in 2014 at SFA under the mentorship of King and Hudson.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
In March, the community and residents of Deweyville suffered greatly due to the heavy flooding. The elementary school, in particular, was heavily damaged and the students were unable to return to school for several weeks after the water receded.
On May 12, 2016, the Patricia Huffman Smith NASA Columbia Museum will be hosting the 4th graders from Deweyville I.S.D. to a fun filled day at the museum for their field trip. We have several activities planned for the children to keep them entertained throughout the day. Mr. Todd Hellner, an engineer from NASA, will be the guest speaker at this event. Subway in Hemphill will provide their snacks and their lunch will also be provided. We want these children to experience the compassion of giving back or paying it forward when someone is in need.
The Patricia Huffman Smith NASA Columbia Museum offers educational programs benefitting children of all ages in our area in the hope of building the next GREATEST GENERATION.
We are so excited about their visit and look forward to being able to give back to our community.
If you would like to donate your time that day to help or become a volunteer, please call our museum at 409-787-4827.
May 4, 2016 - Tenaha Elementary Robotics Team participated in a robotics celebration Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in Kilgore, TX. The team received the "Peer Choice" award for their project!. Thanks to Mrs. Stacie Barr and Mrs. Cindy Hughes for all of their hard work with this great group of students.
LUFKIN - The annual Texas Department of Transportation safety campaign "Click It or Ticket" has begun and the Lufkin District will be is reminding motorists that seat belts save lives.
The Lufkin District "Click It or Ticket" event is scheduled at 1 p.m. May 20 at the Livingston Municipal Library, 707 N. Tyler St, Livingston, TX 77351. The free event will be part of the "Spring Into Summer" Health Fair in Polk County. TxDOT crash dummies will be on hand and law enforcement representatives will speak about the importance of seatbelts. The public is invited to attend.
Last year in Texas, 2,370 vehicle crashes involving unrestrained occupants resulted in 889 fatalities and 1,854 serious injuries. In the nine county Lufkin District in 2015, there were 66 motor vehicle traffic crashes in which unrestrained occupants sustained fatal or serious injuries.
Wearing a seat belt helps keep occupants from being ejected in a crash and increases the chances of surviving by 45 percent. In pickup trucks, that number jumps to 60 percent.
"With Memorial Day weekend and the summer vacation season approaching, we're urging people to buckle their seat belts every time they get in their vehicle," said TxDOT Executive Director James Bass. "Every person in a vehicle - front seat or back seat - needs to buckle up. Not only is it the law, but seat belts save lives."
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that since its inception, the "Click It or Ticket" campaign in Texas has resulted in 4,687 fewer traffic fatalities while preventing 79,578 serious injuries. When the "Click It or Ticket" campaign launched in 2002, only 76 percent of Texans used their seat belts. Today, 9 out of 10 Texans buckle up.
Along with TxDOT's annual, statewide "Click It or Ticket" campaign and awareness tour, police departments across the nation will step up enforcement efforts from May 23 - June 5. In Texas, the law requires everyone in a vehicle to buckle up or face fines and court costs up to $200. Children younger than 8 years old must be in a child safety seat or booster seat unless they're taller than 4 feet 9 inches.
LeTourneau University will host two commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 7, in the S.E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center at the Longview campus, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave.
The first ceremony is at 10:30 a.m. for graduates from LeTourneau University's School of Aviation and Aeronautical Science, the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, the School of Nursing, Psychology, Counseling and the School of Theology and Vocation, totaling 174 graduates.
The second ceremony is at 2 p.m. for graduates of LeTourneau University's School of Business and Technology and the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, totaling 235 graduates.
Keynote speaker for both commencements will be businessman and former director of the United States Mint Edmund C. Moy. He was sworn in as the 38th director of the United States Mint in September 2006 having been appointed by George W. Bush and resigned January of 2011 during the Barack H. Obama administration to take a job in the private sector. As director, Moy was in charge of the world's largest organization that manufacturer coins and medals. For example, in fiscal year 2005, the U.S. Mint manufactured over 15 billion coins, generating revenue of $1.77 billion and contributing $775 million in earnings to the U.S. Treasury. In fiscal year 2006, the Mint produced 16.2 billion coins, contributing another $750 million to the Treasury.
Moy served as special assistant to President George W. Bush as a trusted adviser in selection of presidential appointments, recommending candidates for political appointments in the areas of Health and Human Services, Education, Labor, Agriculture, Energy, Interior and Environmental Protection Agency. He also was responsible for political appointment in independent agencies including the Social Security Administration, National Endowment for the Arts, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, National Mediation Board and Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Moy also served President Bush in the creation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security following 9/11, and was responsible for staffing high-ranking positions in the U.S. Department of Justice and Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Prior to his public service in the White House and Mint, Moy worked with venture capital firms and entrepreneurs and served on the boards of several companies and nonprofit organizations.
He was a Bush political appointee from 1989 to 1993 at the federal Health Care Financing Administration at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and from 1979 to 1989 worked with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin as a sales and marketing executive.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Moy triple majored in economics, international relations and political science.
Shelby County Ducks Unlimited has its 14th annual Huxley Fun Day starting at 5:30 pm on May 26 at Robinson Lodge, 376 Toledo Lodge Road. Ticket prices are $50 single, $75 couple, and $30 Green wing. Contact Wil Blackshear at 936-488-0512 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Yazoo Thomas at 936-368-7263 or email@example.com for more information.
The homecoming is at 10:50 am on Sunday, May 15. Message is by Bro. David Long with cemetery report and dinner afterward. For those unable to attend donations can be mailed to Jackson Cemetery Fund, PO Box 15, Joaquin, TX 75935.
The annual Sardis Cemetery meeting and fish fry starts at 11 am of Saturday May 7th. Catfish plates with trimmings will be $8. Cookbooks will also be on sale. The annual meeting with gospel singing as well follows. Donation for cemetery maintenance will be accepted. They can also be mailed to Sardis Cemetery, 6034 FM 414, Center, TX 75935.
This is the schedule for Timpson High School track team who qualified to compete in the state track meet showing the event, day and time of each competition in which they will compete. Coach Daniel coaches Chandler, Coach Flournoy coaches Nicteo and Coach Therwhanger coaches Devonta and Hayden. Good luck at State!
Chandler Burgay Discus throws Friday, May 13th, 12:00p.m.
Nicteo Scourton Shot Put throws Friday, May 13th, 6:00 p.m.
Devonta Thompson 100m runs Saturday, May 14th, 7:05 p.m.
Hayden Smith 400m runs Saturday, May 14th, 7:45 p.m.
“Good pond management is essential to having a pond that will provide recreation and fish for the pond owner,” stated Lane Dunn, Shelby County Texas A&M AgrilLIFE Extension Agent for agriculture. To help pond owners become better managers, A&M AgriLIFE Extension will sponsor a Farm Pond Management Seminar on May 10th, 2016 starting at 6:00P.M.
The late afternoon program will focus on topics that include stocking rates, water quality for fish, weed identification and control with chemical and biological methods.
Ken Hale with Boatcycle out of Henderson will be discussing Weed Identification, Control, Water Quality, Stocking rates and Biological weed control using Tilapia.” Ken Hale has spoken to producers all over East Texas and has worked with owners of small ponds and large lakes. We will have a new twist to our annual pond program. “Working Dogs For Conservation”
will be demonstrating how they help detect invasive species threatening our land and water resources.
Jheri-Lynn McSwain, CEA-FCS will present “Ways to Prepare Delicious Fish Dishes”. Individuals may bring pond water samples to be tested for water quality. Weed samples may also be brought for identification.
The seminar will be held at the Weldon Boles farm in Center. Take 96 South for 3 miles toward San Augustine, turn left on CR 1006 (Old City Lake Road). Turn at brown pipe fence on left. Please bring lawn chairs. No registration fee will be charged.
Those who attend will receive 2.0 CEU’s towards the requirements for the private applicators license. Please R.S.V.P. by May 4, 2016 by contacting the Shelby County Extension office at (936) 598-7744 for meal purposes. Meal is sponsored by McAdams Propane and will be cooked by Billy Bob and Josh McAdams.
Disaster Unemployment Aid Amended to add 4 more Counties
Workers affected in April storms may now apply for assistance
AUSTIN – Victims affected by the April 17-24 storms of severe weather, including destructive flooding, may now apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) in four counties as a result of Amendment No. 1 to the Presidential Disaster Declaration (FEMA 4269-DR). Workers who lost their jobs and self-employed individuals who have been unable to work due to storms in Austin, Colorado, Waller and Wharton counties may apply for DUA. Applications for DUA for these four counties must be submitted by June 2, 2016.
Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) website contains more information about Disaster Unemployment Assistance. Individual Assistance provides affected residents and businesses access to federal disaster aid programs including unemployment benefits for self-employed individuals or workers who temporarily lost their jobs because of the disaster.
Individuals affected by the 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 and flooding in one of the counties listed in the disaster declaration. In these designated areas, affected individuals can find the nearest FEMA DRC by entering their zip code in the Disaster Recovery Center Locator.
Applications for DUA filed after the June deadline will be considered untimely, unless the individual provides good cause for applying late.
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
To receive DUA benefits, all required documentation must be mailed or faxed 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 affected individuals were working or self-employed when the disaster occurred
Send 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 or contact Texas Workforce Solutions offices for access to job-search resources, job postings and training programs, as well as assistance with exploring career options, resume and application preparation, career development and more. Customers may also connect with potential employers through TWC’s online job-search website at WorkinTexas.com.
The 2016 Shelby County Agriculture Education Day will be held on Friday, May 6th at the Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Arena from 9:00 a.m. until noon. This fun, free, hands-on educational event is open to the public and geared towards children PreK – 3rd grades. Participants will learn about agriculture, food and nutrition, passenger safety, sport fishing, potato planting, and beekeeping, just to name a few. We have over 30 educational demonstrations scheduled with the Mobile Dairy, Texas Forest Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife, a petting zoo, hay ride, farm implement exhibits, and many more to present.
Our goal is to provide the opportunity for Shelby County youth to understand agriculture and how it affects our everyday lives. Last year we had over 1,000 youth and adults to attend this year. If you have any questions on this event, contact the Shelby County Extension office at 936-598-7744.
2016-05-03 11:38:00 by Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.4 Billion in April
(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today that state sales tax revenue in April totaled $2.38 billion, up 3 percent compared to April 2015.
“Growth in sales tax revenue was led by remittances from the retail trade and construction sectors,” Hegar said. “As expected, receipts from oil and gas-related sectors continued to fall due to the ongoing decline in drilling activity.”
Total sales tax revenue for the three months ending in April 2016 is down 0.8 percent compared to the same period a year ago. Sales tax revenue is the largest source of state funding for the state budget, accounting for 56 percent of all tax collections. Motor vehicle sales and rental taxes, motor fuel taxes and oil and natural gas production taxes also are large revenue sources for the state.
In April 2016, Texas collected the following revenue from those taxes:
motor vehicle sales and rental taxes — $250 million, down 31.9 percent from April 2015;*
motor fuel taxes — $302.9 million, up 3.2 percent from April 2015; and
oil and natural gas production taxes — $147 million, down 36.1 percent from April 2015.
For details on all monthly collections, visit the Comptroller’s Monthly State Revenue Watch.
*State motor vehicle sales taxes are remitted to county tax assessor-collectors who in turn remit them to the state. To cover the costs of collecting these taxes, counties are permitted to retain 5 percent of the preceding year’s collections. This tax retention occurs during one month each year and results in lower-than-usual state revenues for the month in which counties retain their 5 percent. Counties retained that amount in April this year, but did so in May last year. This resulted in a sharp drop in April 2016 collections compared to April 2015; whereas May 2016 is anticipated to show a large gain compared to May 2015.
San Augustine, Texas Weather Summary for April 2016
The following San Augustine, Texas, Weather Summary is provided to you by Tom Johnson and taken from his weather station site that feeds both the National Weather Service (MD5632) & the Weather Underground (KTXSANAU6). You can view the location as it now has a webcam operational.
April 2016 - Temperatures
- The 28th was the warmest daytime reading at 88.4 degrees @3:43pm.
- The coolest/High temp day was 66.3 degrees on the 3rd @10:30pm.
- The warmest evening came in at 70.8 degrees on the 25th @11:59pm.
- The coolest evening temp was 36.9 on the 3rd @6:36am.
April 2016 - Rain
- In the rain department, we closed out April above normal by .28 inches with 4.25 inches of rainfall.
- The month had 15 days with at least .01 of an inch
- The month had 14 days with at least .10 of an inch
- There was 1 day with 1 inch or more of rainfall.
- The 20th was the wettest day with 1.89 inches of rain
- April’s 4.25 inches places us above normal for Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr/ in 2016.
- The 38 year annual average after last year is 50.87 inches a year. We are at 20.19” or…. +2.89” for 2016 at this point in the year.
- Norman Neel in the North part of SA County put 6.64 inches in his rain bucket with 2.71 coming with this last event. His neighbor to his North recorded ¾” hail stones.
-KTXBROAD2 reported 7.66 inches of rain for the month of April.
-I will send our other updates as I get them from our rain gauge folks.
April 2016 - Wind
- April’s 30 days rather calm wind speeds hourly average was .6 MPH.
- During the month we had 27 of those days with gusts exceeding 10 MPH. Most associated with cold fronts. Three of those days had 20+ mph gusts.
- A total of 15 days of wind from E/N/NNE & 15 days of wind from the S/SW which is our normal wind direction during the month of April.
- We had one gust of 24 MPH from the NE on the 30th at 12:42 AM.
April 2016 - Pollen
- The pollen rebirth was comprised of Cedar, Juniper, grasses, weeds, all of our tree varieties, and all the rainy, warm weather brought back our old standby…mold in Extreme levels…..11,000 parts per million…Whew!
- We are already at a 10.2 out of 12 index level. This was due to the rain and a rather warm mean temperature of 67.6 degrees for April.
- The pollen is continuing to cause respiratory issues at high rates here in San Augustine County. When mowing and trimming use eye and respiratory masks to reduce inflammation.
April 2016 - Other
- Mosquitoes’ are out in force due to standing water from all the rain and flooding. Take precautions to protect you, your family, and pets. I have been using an alternative to using sprays with “DEET”. The brand is SAWYER and it contains no DEET, but rather Picaridin at 20%. It is known to have less side effects than DEET and seems to work well for me.
- The Spring Storm Season will still be with us during the Month of May…do you have your contingency plans in place with your family and friends?
REMEMBER: “We should always be prepared for the worst, but expect the best”.
Also, Hurricane season begins June 1st and runs through the month of November. The 2016 season is anticipated to be a more active year in the Atlantic due to El Nino winding down and La Nina beginning to reform. I will have more on this next month as the hurricane season gets into full swing.
On Wednesday, April 27 the Timpson High School Band performed at the UIL Region 21 Concert and Sightreading Contest held at Troup High School. The band received a first division rating on their concert performance and in the sight-reading room. Since the THS Band had also earned a first division at Marching Contest in the fall, they were awarded the coveted UIL Sweepstakes Award. The band had a wonderful performance on stage and received many great comments from the judges. Some of those comments were: “Very nice band sounds! Rich, well-blended and beautiful!”, “Great dynamic variety on march. Good tempo and style!”, “Good technicians in this group!”, “Students perform with a mature concept of characteristic tone quality.”, “Good musicianship evident, nicely done!”, “Good, characteristic and mature ensemble sounds.”, “Best blend/tuning of clarinet/sax I have heard on this piece. Kudos!”, “Very tastefully done phrasing.”, “I love the uniforms!”, “It is obvious good things are happening in Timpson!”
The THS Band has had a great year and now it is time for them to celebrate their accomplishments. The band will travel to Orlando, Florida on Friday, May 13 to spend four days at Disney World and Universal Studios. On Sunday, May 15 the Timpson Bear Band will lead the nighttime Electrical Parade at Disney’s Magic Kingdom! The band looks forward to playing Kiefer’s Special and showing the crowd at Disney a true taste of East Texas military-style marching band! The band is excited to explore the parks and celebrate their great year! The THS Band is directed by Rhonda Daniel and Marina McLerran.
Need a Car Wash? Joe’s Car Spa will be donating $5 per car to Shelbyville High School Project Graduation for every car that comes through their automatic car wash on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Students, Teachers, Parents, Grandparents, and Friends, get out and get your car washed and support Shelbyville High School Seniors! Big thanks to Joe’s Car Spa!
Mon. May 2 – TISD Early Voting for Trustee Election and Facilities
--------------------- Bond Election from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the TISD
--------------------- Administration Building Boardroom
Tues. May 3 – Last day to Early Vote 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
-------------------- Algebra I EOC/STAAR A
Wed. May 4 – Biology EOC/STAAR A
Thurs. May 5 – U.S. History EOC/STAAR A
--------------------- THS Book Club Meeting in Library @ Lunch
Fri. May 6 – Senior Excursion
------------------ End of third week of 6th six weeks
Sat. May 7 – TISD Trustee Election and Facilities Bond Election in THS ----------------- Gym Foyer – 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Spring Basketball League - The Timpson Junior High Lady Bears have been competing in the Cushing basketball spring league. They are working hard and improving their sportsmanship, team work, and basketball skills. Proud of these Lady Bears!!! Last game will be Thursday May 5th<https://webmail.timpsonisd.com/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx> in Cushing.