Center High School
Valedictorian: Karen Salazar Salutatorian: Aslin Lucio
Garrison High School
Valedictorian: Madison Malott Salutatorian: Asha Fuller
Joaquin High School
Valedictorian: Madolyn Covington Salutatorian: Regan Hovey
Logansport High School
Valedictorian: Maddison "Faith" McFadden Salutatorian: Ronni Ward
San Augustine High School
Valedictorian: Rebecca Landaverde Salutatorian: LaErica Pickens
Shelbyville High School
Valedictorian: Mariana Mendoza Salutatorian: Hanna Nicole Nicosia
Tenaha High School
Valedictorian: Bianca Ramires Salutatorian: Daniela Leos
Timpson High School
Valedictorian: Hortencia Jimenez Salutatorian: Cutter Smith
The following businesses have sponsored radio salutes to the graduates:
Austin Bank, Garrison Branch - Garrison
Austin Bank, Timpson Branch - Timpson
Campbell Portable Buildings - Center
Shook's Auto & Diesel Repair - Joaquin & Logansport
Revival Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist from now until June 2nd at 7 pm each evening.
Bro. John Raines
Bro. Jay Pollan
As of 4 PM yesterday, DETEC reported approximately 1,050 meters remaining without power. Crews continue to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible.
Boil Water Notice lifted for Paxton Water.
The San Augustine Commissioners Court will have 2 meeting today one at 1 pm and another at 2 pm. Click below for the agendas.
The Wreck Happened yesterday "5/24/17" this is just the offical press release from the DPS
This weekend you can buy certain ENERGY STAR® energy-efficient products tax-free during the annual Texas ENERGY STAR Sales Tax Holiday. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can buy, and you do not need to give the seller an exemption certificate to buy items tax free.
This year’s tax-free ENERGY STAR Sales Tax Holiday begins Saturday, May 27, and goes through midnight on Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day). read more
The Shelby County Commissioner's Court will have a meeting this moring at 9:30 a.m. among other items on the agenda they will be discussing the retirement of Judge Maxie Eaves as Justice of the Peace Precinct 1.
Timpson Memorial Day Program – Timpson American Legion Post 90 and Timpson ISD will present a Memorial Day program to remember those military men and women who sacrificed their lives in service to our country. The program will be Monday, May 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. held at the Timpson Plaza. Servicemen from Timpson who were killed while serving their country will have their names read aloud in tribute to their sacrifice. Gold Star families will be recognized by Post 90 1st Vice Commander James Cope. Commander Penhallegon will be the speaker. Taps will be played at the end of the program. Everyone is invited to attend this program as a way to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
The Hawthorne Missionary Baptist Church will have a fundraiser on the Center Square on May 25th at 10:30 a.m. 936-591-5283. $7 for brisket sandwhiches.
Homecoming/Revival Service Sunday July 9th @ 2:30 p.m.
Revival Service July 10-12th at 7:30 p.m. Minister Tory Barnes will bring the messages.
UPDATE FROM DPS
** Updated Information **
As a result of the crash involving the Shelbyville ISD school bus, Victor Lee, 13, of Shelbyville, was pronounced deceased yesterday at a Nacogdoches Hospital.
The driver of the 1997 Dodge truck has been identified as Courtland Vaughn, 20, from Shelbyville, TX. Vaughn was not reportedly injured as a result of the crash.
Marla Denby, 53, of Shelbyville was identified as the driver of the school bus and was treated at a local hospital for her injuries.
Several other students involved in the crash were transported to area hospitals. This investigation remains ongoing. (please note the corrected age)
Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered that the Texas and U.S. flags be flown at half-staff Monday, May 15, in honor of Peace Officer Memorial Day. Flags will return to full-staff on Tuesday, May 16.
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Kenneth Fulsom Gift Card Winners:
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension will presents: Land, Water & Wealth: Legal Symposium For East Texas Agriculture. May 19, 2017 at the Angelina County Extension Office located at 2201 S. Medford Drive in Lufkin. RSVP by May 12th. 936.634.6414
"Patroon Baptist Church's monthly Crafts for Christ event will be held Saturday, May 20 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. This month all proceeds will benefit the church camp fund. We will be painting a beach themed canvas with scripture. Remember, canvases can be customized any way you wish. The cost is $25 for ages 13 and up and $10 for ages 4 through 12 and will cover supplies and refreshments. The event is held in the fellowship hall located at 310 FM 2261 in Shelbyville. Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, May 17, to Kim Adams at (936) 488-9181 to reserve your spot. Seating is limited. Also, like us on Facebook to see future events."
Sam Samford Lodge, 149, will confer an Entered Apprentice Degree, Thursday evening, May 11th. Sandwiches will be served at 6:30 and the degree will follow.
Cook Books for sale for $20.00 to help finish building the First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ in the Fulsom Community. For More information call 936-572-0405.
Several Joaquin City workers were repairing an underground sewer line when the sides of the hole they were working in collapsed, yesterday evening. The man who died was a bystander, who's brother was one of the ones trapped. He was trying to help the other two when a second collapse occurred. One of the city workers was freed after about 30 minutes of work by members of the Joaquin Fire Department. He was not injured. Desoto Fire District #1 responded with their special rescue team and rescued the second worker, who was then airlifted to University Health in Shreveport.
They then recovered the body of the bystander, who was taken to Community Funeral Home in Center. According to the Funeral Home the man's name is Patrick Park 52 of Joaquin. The incident is still under investigation. The Joaquin Fire Department would like to ask the community to pray for the family of the victims.
Three years ago, the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department created a Junior Firefighter Program as a way to get more young people involved in serving their community. The program has been a huge success, and on Monday night, eight of the first members were honored as they prepare for their high school graduation.
Firefighters Zachary Bates, Lucas Brazzell, Sunshine Carroll, Ronny Godinez, Hunter Holt, and Levi Manali were among the first recruits to the program, which allows youngsters to enroll at age 16 to begin training. At age 18, they are eligible to transition to the department's active membership roster. The six firefighters mentioned, along with Brock Pugh, who joined the department at age 18, are set to graduate from Joaquin High School later this month.
In recognition of their accomplishment, the graduates were presented with a gift by Fire Chief Perry Pugh, who made the following statement: "I've been here over 40 years, and I can't remember us ever having this many graduates in a year. It's good to see our department growing with young people." The graduates were then treated to a BBQ dinner by the other members. The JVFD is actively recruiting new recruits to the Junior Firefighter Program. If you are at least 16 years old and are interested, contact Asst. Chief Jeremy Boyett, Training Officer Stephen Ewing, or Secretary/ Treasurer Rusty Wilson.
The Texas Department of Transportation hosted a ribbon cutting for the Logansport River Bridge. The event had a good turn out.
The Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Tipton Ford continues Saturday with a full day of activities in downtown Nacogdoches, including a Blueberry pancake breakfast, competitions and more live entertainment. For more information, visit TexasBlueberryFestival.com or call 936-560-5533.
Pound Day 2017 is going to be held on May 16th at the Weldon Boles Farm. For more information call 936-598-7744 or click the links below.
Agriculture Day 2017 will be held today at the Shelby County Rodeo Arena.
The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting May 16, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. Our speaker this month will be either Mr. Sam Wheeler or Mr. Mike Brister. He will speak to us about a program they have for the Center Athletic Department called Uncommon. Everyone is invited to attend.
The First Baptist Church of Timpson will be host a Baccalureate service this coming Sunday May 7th, at 6:00 p.m for all the graduating Timpson Highschool Seniors.
First Baptist Church, 117 Cora Street, Center, Texas located across from the historic courthouse, invites our community to an evening of gospel music and a fellowship supper this Sunday, May 7th at 6:00 p.m.. It's called "First Sunday @ First" and will feature music in contemporary, traditional, and bluegrass styles - music by children, youth, and adults - music by choirs, praise bands, and soloists . . . music for every taste. And speaking of tastes - the worship concert will be followed by a time of sweet fellowship and lots of good food. Come and be our guest - It's "First Sunday @ First”!
Blount Chapel Baptist Church of Center will have their annual Choir Day on May 7 at 3:00 p.m.
Please, if anyone or businesses could make a donation to the Red Cross or would like to donate some items for silent auction it would be highly appreciated. San Augustine, Shelby and Sabine Counties division would like to have some things to contribute to the Major Fund Raiser that is going on which is part of the May 20th Masquerade Gala. Our area is in need of funds to continue the mission of the Red Cross. Please contact Tressie Simon, 713-502-5544 for further details.
The San Augustine Chamber of Commerce will be hosting 14 Travel Writers for lunch this Friday in conjunction with Sale on the Trail, who will be touring the mission and other local points of interest as they travel the Trail from Nacogdoches to Natchitoches.
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