The Shelby County Childrens Advocacy Center is sold out of tickets for the princess ball.
In Center Today the local VFW had a wreath laying ceremony honoring all those who served in Vietnam.
During last night’s meeting of the Shelby County Tax Appraisal Board they appointed new officers. Robin Connell was appointed as treasure. Pam Shepard was appointed as review board secretary. In addition Frank Campos was rehired as the auditor. The board also discussed the maps project which has currently mapped about 85% of Shelby County.
Boil water notice has been lifted for San Augustine Rural Water Supply.
At about 4am this morning a double wide trailer home belonging to Donnie Johnson caught fire. Located just behind the Folsom Chapel Church on FM 2026, the home was about 100 yards off 2026 on CR 1464 on the left side of the road.
Last nights City Council Meeting in Center had a good turnout as many people attended. The Council passed new ordinaces that will decrease the distance from town that you can legally discharge a firearm from 5,000 feet to 1,000 feet. In addition a bid for the waste water plant improvements was approved to Duplichain Contractors LLC for $134,900.
In Nacogdoches, TX Chuck Page a surgeon lost his office to a fire last Friday. His two-story office caught fire due to what he thinks was an electrical problem. He lost everything except for a soot covered Bible.
Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle wanted to update the public in reference to the
armed robbery of the Relay Station and subsequent manhunt in the area.
Deputies continue to patrol the area. We believe the suspects have left the
area; however, we ask citizens who live and travel in the area to remain on
the lookout for any suspicious behavior. Detectives are continuing their
investigation into the armed robbery. DeSoto Parish Crime Stoppers is
offering a reward up to $1,000.00 for information leading to the
identification and arrests of either suspect. Anyone with information is
asked to contact the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office at (318) 872-3956 or the
DeSoto Parish Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-505-STOP (7867). All calls
During today’s commissioner’s court the following items were approved: A contract with Red River Nacogdoches was approved to allow Commissioner Precinct 2 to purchase gravel. A second option was agreed to be sought for repairs to the historical courthouse air and heating units. A more cost effective maintenance program was approved for the historical courthouse elevator. Plans to remodel county offices were approved. A donation of pipe was accepted. Lenola Wyatt – Tutt requested the approval for the Criminal Justice Community Plan it was approved so she will be prepared to apply for grants. Approved the purchase of equipment for precinct 3. Approved the purchase of a tractor truck for precinct 4. Better Living for Texans Program Assistant Feleshia Thompson was also introduced.
Lane Dunn, Feleshia Thompson, Jheri-Lynn McSwain
A blood drive will be held at Burke's Outlet on Wednesday, February 1st 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
VIDEO FOOTAGE OF INAUGURATION:
Congratulations to Shelbyville’s own Jacob Bragg who was invited to attend the 2017 Presidential Inauguration ceremony in Washington D.C. Jacob received this invitation due to his passion for politics and government; along with his continued success and academic accomplishments in high school. Jacob is active in Debate and Public Speaking, so attending this storied ceremony encompasses many things Jacob values. A special appreciation is extended to Representative Louie Gohmert who graciously awarded the Inaugural tickets to Jacob. This is a rare opportunity and such a privilege. Jacob’s parents, Cory and Sherry Bragg, along with Shelbyville High School are proud of Jacob, and excited to have Shelbyville represented at the Inauguration ceremony in Washington D.C. this year.
The Mayor of the City of Center David Chadwick gave a speech to today addressing economic development issues in Center.
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The Shelby County Historical society had its first meeting of the year yesterday.
Though she wasn't born in Timpson, long-time civic leader Marilyn Corder has deep roots here. Well-known for her work as Frontier Days Co-ordinator, Mrs. Corder also has served on the Chamber of Commerce, Library Board, and as a TAGHS officer, as well as being active in her church. Born Marilyn Hudson, she will talk about her Timpson heritage through the Hudson and Bates families at the January 18 meeting of the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society. The meeting will be in the Timpson Public Library on the corner of Austin and Bremond Streets at 2PM. The public is invited.
Today marked the beginning of the year long celebration of Mission Dolores's 300th Anniversary. The mission was originally founded by Father Margil 300 years ago. Today's lunch and learn lecture at 12 noon marked a beginning of a series of lectures that will take place each month and chronologically go through Texas history. The Historic site also features walking trails.
Mission Dolores Staff: Mick Haven Site Mgr., LaTasha Byrd, Brooke Bonorden, Vernon White
Sam Samford Masonic Lodge will study and practice the Master Masons Degree tonight, January 12th at 6:30.
CHI St. Luke's will be cutting 346 positions across the state. 54 employees will be affected from our local area: Lufkin, Livingston and San Augustine. From these 38 will lose their jobs. The remaining 16 will be allowed to continue working but will be transfered to different positions in the company. In addition out of the 346 positions being cut 100 will remain vacant.
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A Nacogdoches man was killed in a home invasion last night. 22 year old Joey Donted Gipson of Nacogdoches was found shot to death last night at about 11:35 pm. He was pronounced dead at the location by Justice of the Peace Dorothy Tigner-Thompson. No one else was hurt. If you have any information about this crime please contact Nacogdoches Crime Stoppers at 936-590-4636.
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Boil water notice lifted for the city of Joaquin.
Hostess is recalling its pepermint twinkies due to a possible salmonella contamination. No illniess have been reported as of yet. Twinkies lovers everywhere lament the loss of their holiday themed treat.
Wayne Christian was sworn in as railroad commissioner of Texas yesterday. For photos of the event click the link below:
On Friday January 6, 2016 at approximately 11:38am Center Police Officers responded to 603 Thomas Street Center Texas in reference to a disturbance.
Officers arrived and discovered that the suspect, 27 year old Bret Anderson had fled the scene after discharging a firearm. Detective Stroud was called to process the scene and was joined by Detective Walker.
Detective Stroud reported no one was injured during the disturbance. Suspect Anderson was arrested on January the 9th at approximately 6:45pm where he was transported to the Center Police Department and charged with Deadly Conduct: Third Degree Felony.
The November 2016 Challenge results are :
November 2016 Challenge Winners, Theme: Landscape
First Place (Three Way Tie) - Jan Carter
First Place (Three Way Tie) - Janet Hughes
First Place (Three Way Tie) - Billie Jones
Second Place - Janet Hughes
Third Place - Donna Holt
A man with local ties was among the two Texas Army National Guard soldiers killed when their helicopter went down in Galveston Bay. Thirty-Three year old Chief Warrant Officer, Lucas Lowe was a pilot on board an AH-64 Apache helicopter that went down in the bay just before 4 p.m. last Wednesday. The wreckage was recovered just before 11 a.m. Thursday.
Lucas Lowe is the son of James Lowe, Jr. of Shelbyville and Melissa Myers of Liberty, TX.
Lowe was a father of two with twins on the way. He served in the Army for 14 years, doing tours in Iraq and Afghanistan before joining the Texas Army National Guard. Services will be held at North Main Baptist Church in Liberty, Texas. A wake will be held 5 to 8 pm on Tuesday. Funeral Services will be at 1pm on Wednesday January 11, 2017 under the direction of Allison Funeral Home in Liberty, TX Click For Full Obituary
The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting January 17, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. Our guest speaker this month will be Maggie Casto. She is a member of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas and she will speak to us about the "DRT Traveling Trunk." Everyone is invited to attend.
Center, TX - On January 2, 2017 at approximately 9:15 PM Center Police Department Officers were conducting a traffic stop at the baseball field located on County road 1000 in Center Texas. While out with the vehicle Officers heard rapid gun shots coming from a wooded area across the roadway toward their location.
Officers called for backup and assistance came from Texas DPS and Shelby County Sheriff's Office. A short time later officers located the suspected shooter at his residence located on the same County road. Suspected shooter was identified as 37-year-old white male Michael Creel of Center Texas.
Center Police Department officers arrested Creel and transported him to the Center Police Department where he was booked in for Aggravated Assault against a Police Officer Felony One. This case is still under investigation and this is all the information detectives can release at this time.
Panola College/Shelby College Center is offering Zumba ® Gold. This class takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the older participant. The class will meet Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. The cost of the class is $45, and pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, contact Shelby College Center at 936-598-9543 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lee Ann Rafferty was sworn in as the 123rd district judge yesterday at the historic Shelby County Court house.
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Tornado Watch in Effect.
Here is the dates the schools reopen for Shelby County and San Augustine:
Judge Lee Ann Rafferty is being sworn in today Monday the 2nd at the old court house, at 2pm this afternoon.
December: Jerry Nickerson 5.90 inches S. Hwy 1277 area.December: San Augustine 4.17 inches2016: Jerry Nickerson 68.80 inches2016: San Augustine 50.17 inches
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