PLEASE DON'T FORGET: Everyone interested is welcome to attend. Just let me know so I can have enough handout materials for everyone attending.
This is NOT training to be storm chasers. Just an opportunity to visit with meteorologists from the National Weather Service Center in Shreveport and learn about identifying our severe weather & reporting it accurately. First responders are especially welcome. -- SKYWARN® Storm Spotter Training Where: San Augustine County Courthouse 100 West Columbia Street San Augustine, Texas 75972 Entry: East Side by the restored 1919 Jail When: Thursday, November 2nd at 5:30 pm.
Light refreshments will be served.
Today 10-27-17 at 9 a.m. Lynda K. Russell was honored by Lone Star Legal Aid. She was given 3 awards: 2017 Most Cases Handled, Most Litigated Cases Handled, and Most Contested Cases Handled in the Nacogdoches Branch Office service area.
Russell humbly accepted her awards presented by Lone Star representative Dana G. Bias. Russell accredited most of her success to her former assistant Sharla Foster who is currently battling cancer.
Malcolm Jamal Flowers the man wanted for hitting a officer with his vehicle in DeSoto Parish has been caught by law enforcement according to Blake Woodward with the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's office.
Gospel Meeting North-side Church of Christ November 12-14th.
Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle wanted to notify the media and public of a suspect wanted for the Attempted Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer.
Today, October 24, 2017, a deputy with the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office received a tip regarding a suspect, identified as Malcolm Jamal Flowers (B/M – DOB: 01/15/1989) of Mansfield, LA, who was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant for the offenses of Principal to Distribution of Schedule I and Principal to Distribution of Schedule II. Deputies responded to the location and at about 1:20 p.m. and observed a vehicle they believed to be occupied by Flowers. Deputies approached the vehicle at a gas pump in the 500 block of Washington Avenue in Mansfield, LA.
Flowers observed the deputies approaching and immediately attempted to flee in the vehicle. In the process, a deputy was impacted by the vehicle and sustained moderate injuries. He was later transported to DeSoto Regional Health System. Flowers ultimately fled the scene and the vehicle he was operating was located a short time later outside of the city limits of Mansfield, LA. Detectives and deputies worked diligently to secure an arrest warrant for Flowers.
Flowers is now wanted for the offense of Attempted First Degree Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer in addition to the original felony warrant for the offenses of Principal to Distribution of Schedule I and Principal to Distribution of Schedule II. DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office and the United States Marshals Violent Offender Task Force is actively working to apprehend Flowers. Anyone with information regarding the location or whereabouts of Flowers is asked to call the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at (318) 872-3956.
Notice is hereby given that a special called meeting of the governing body of the City of Tenaha will be held on Monday – October 23, 2017 at 5:15 p.m. in the City Hall Council Meeting Room located at 238 N. George Bowers Drive in Tenaha, Texas. If during the course of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda should be held in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code Section 551.101 and Texas Revised Civil Statues.
The Center City Council Meeting scheduled for Monday October 23rd has been cancelled.
Randa McMahon was booked into the SCSO 10/19/2017 and released the same day for Retaliation (F-3); $1,000 bond per Martin Bail Bonds.
The UIL Region 21 Marching Contest will be held on Saturday, October 21st at Lobo Stadium in Longview, TX. The performance times of local high school bands are listed below.
|9:45 AM||Timpson||Rhonda Daniel|
|10:15 AM||San Augustine||Craig Haynis|
|11:00 AM||Tenaha||Brian Sours|
|11:15 AM||Shelbyville||Deshmond Johnson|
|11:45 AM||Joaquin||Jacob L. Laster|
|2:30 PM||Garrison||Johnnie Cotton|
|4:15 PM||Center||Chris Smith|
|7:30 PM||Nacogdoches||Glynn Wells|
Click Here for a complete schedule.
The Local VFW Post 8904 honored all our women veterans today October 18th, 2017. At today's ceremony several certificates were given out. One was given to Sergeant Margaret Parkman who served as a nurse in WWII.
Sergeant Margaret Parkman WW II Vet
Texas Rail Road Commissioner Wayne Christian attended. Below are video interviews and a album of today's events.
Carson and Barnes Circus presents Circus Saurus tonight at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Sheriff's Posse Rodeo Arena in Center, Texas. Come out and watch the elephants get washed before the show at 3 p.m. Be sure to watch out for dinosaurs at tonight's shows. The Carson & Barnes Circus is The World’s Biggest Big Top Show with two hours of fun, excitement and pageantry for children of all ages! See elephants, horses, ponies and dogs perform amazing tricks in the center ring. Be amazed and thrilled by our extraordinary artists from around the world as they entertain you with their death defying feats and exquisite artistry!
The Center Fire Department responded to an electrical fire earlier this morning 10-18-17, at 911 Lister Street at approximately 7:38 a.m.
An election will be held on November 7, 2017 for the purpose of electing a trustee for the Center Independent School District School Board. Voting will be held at the Shelby County Clerks office located at 124 Austin Street on the downtown Center city square. Voting will be open between October 23rd through November 3rd. Currently those listed on the ballot are Greg Hubbard, Shannon Denby and Kris Kirby.
There is a blood drive going on today at the Center First Baptist Church. Located on Cora Street. The blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. for more information call 936-598-5605.
Joaquin City Council Meeting:
As part of fire awareness week the Center Fire Department is visiting with different schools in Center to teach the children about fires, and the proper protocol to follow when in one.
At today's Commissioners Court Meeting the officer reports were approved. New York Life gave a presentation. Allegiance mobile health gave a presentation. Two new board member for the Appraisal District Board of Directors were chosen Judge Alison Harbison and Robin Conell.
Constable Precinct 3 Roy Cheatwood was allowed to purchase a new vehicle. They approved the donation of 3 loads of gravel from Longview Asphalt for the Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension Office in Center. They reconsider constable and sheriff fees to serve citations and lowered them to $70. Lastly the court adjourned.
The opening ceremony of the 2017 East Texas Poultry Festival was held on 10-5-17 at 10 a.m. on the downtown Center city square on the Frances Oates Center stage. The event was covered live on the Radio on our station KQBB 100.5 FM.
Below is video from the event along with some pictures from opening day. Stay tuned to our stations, website cbc-radio.com, facebook pages KQBB and Center Broadcasting Company on Facebook for the latest Poultry Festival updates. Also tune in to the General Store today 10-6-17 on KDET 930 AM radio to hear Justin Mott play his harmonica.
Opening Ceremony Part 1:
Opening Ceremony Part 2:
Opening Ceremony Part 3:
Josh Payne Poultry Festival Chairman:
Shelby County Chick:
Shelby County JCC:
Name Rings and More:
According to Shelby County Commissioner Precinct 1 County Road 1440 will be closed at Irish Creek starting October 6th for approximately 45 days for new concrete bridge to be installed, replacing out dated wooden bridge.
Dance Furniture in Center now has new owners. Dance Furniture has recently sold to Blake Furniture. We look forward to new owner's Blake Furniture being a part of our community.
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