At approximately 5:40a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a one vehicle crash on Highway 7 in Shelby County. The crash occurred just West of Center, Texas.
There was a report of smoke according to the Center Fire Department from the vacant house located at 1205 Shelbyville Street in Center.
This is the same house that caught fire on Tuesday December 26th, 2017. The Center Fire Department quickly responded and contained the area. There is still no official release as to the original cause of the fire. More to follow as it is officially released.
East Texas Fades barber shop in Tenaha held a Christmas bike give-a-way this past Saturday December 23rd, 2017. Owner Rodrick Gardner gave away 20 bikes to kids this Christmas. Santa Claus also made an apperance.
Carthage vs. Kennedale at 11 a.m. today in Kennedale.
Early on the morning of Tuesday December 26th at approximately 9 a.m. the Center Fire Department responded to a house fire on Shelbyville Street, next to the Hidden Creek Ranch apartments, past Tyson Foods. The Center Police department and other emergency personnel also responded. The fire department cut a hole in the roof to help put the fire out. More details to follow.
The Center Roughrider boys defeated the Silsbee Tigers Tuesday night 12-19-17 by a final score of 76 - 74.
Update Tenaha ISD will get out early on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. School will start back on January 8th.
On 12-14-17 at 5:40 p.m. a two vehicle wreck occurred on Hwy 59 just south of County Road 4759. According to the Texas DPS officials a 2003 Buick Lesabre driven by Juan Tutt 26 of Timpson was traveling south when he crossed lanes and struck a 2014 Mitsubishi driven by Ernesto Luna 21 of Center. No fatalities or injuries occurred.
According the the arrest report from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Tutt was arrested for driving while intoxicated and driving without a license.
I am Margie Anderson and I am seeking a fifth term as Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3. I have held this office since September 2004 when I was appointed and have held the position for 4 terms. It is my honor to serve the citizens of Precinct 3.
I am a life-long resident of Joaquin, Texas and have always prided myself in treating everyone with respect and honesty.
I have an excellent working relationship with all law enforcement officials, having worked closely with them for the last thirteen years. I would appreciate your consideration and your vote in the upcoming Republican Primary.
The Timpson Fire Department was dispatched to a large grass fire off FM 1970 South at approximately 12 p.m. Tuesday December 12, 2017. Once the Timpson FD arrived on scene they immediately called for assistance from both Tenaha and Garrison. The Texas Forrest service was also notified. The departments were able to save a trailer home but not able to contain the fire before it reached the wood lines. No structures were lost to the flames. They spent about 3 hours fighting the fire and 17 acres were burned. It later was extinguished, and no injuries were reported.
The Timpson FD would like to thank each person and department that were able to assist today 12-12-17. The Timpson FD would also like to remind the public to be careful while burning.
Photo courtesy of Timpson Volunteer Fire Deparment
A two vehicle crash occurred on December 1st, 2017 at 3:43 p.m. on County Road 4210. According to the Texas DPS officials a the trailer of a 2013 Kenworth Tractor Trailer Truck driven by Gilberto Perez-Juraez struck a 2003 Ford pickup driven by Waylon Griffith jr. 50 of Tenaha. The vehicles came to rest in a curve in the road. No injuries, or fatalities occurred.
A single vehicle fatality crash happened on December 7th , 2017 at 7:01 a.m. on 96 North 400 feet from county road 3760. According to Texas DPS officials a 2011 blue Doge driven by Joseph Michael Windham Sr. 35 of Center was headed south bound on HWY 96 and failed to negotiate a right hand curve.
The vehicle crossed the roadway did not apply the brakes and hit a group of trees lodging the vehicle in between two trees facing south bound. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Santa Day 2017 was held today 12-9-17 at the Center New Life Church.
The Santa Rides a Motorcycle 37th Annual Toy Drive is going on today 12-9-17 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on the downtown Center City Square they are set up right across the street from Margaritas resturant in the middle of the square, next to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce building.
UPDATE on the Tenaha City Council Meeting. At the last City of Tenaha City Council meeting that was held this past Monday December 4th, 2017. The Tenaha City Council selected a new Maintenance Tech, City Secretary, and Deputy from a group of applications.
According to Mayor Pro Term Nataile Harris Maunel Mendoza was selected as the maintenance tech. The person selected for city secretary was Jessica Jones and, Robert Carlsen was chosen as deputy.
The City of Tenaha will have a parade on December 16th, 2017.
UPDATE: According to Texas DPS official David Hendry.
The search of the Sabine River that was conducted on November 28th has been concluded and is part of an ongoing investigation involving Charles Dearing Jr.
No additional information is available at this time.
A Freeze warning is in effect from 8 PM this evening to 9 am CST Friday... The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a freeze warning, which is in effect from 8 PM this evening to 9 am CST Friday.
* Event...cold high pressure will bring freezing temperatures to the entire arklatex overnight. * Timing...widespread freezing is expected around mid-evening and continue through mid-morning Friday. Low temperatures will range from around 20 degrees in southeast Oklahoma to around 30 degrees across the Toledo Bend Reservoir and west-central Louisiana.
* Impact...precautions should be taken to protect your four P's(pets, pipes, people,and plants) from the freezing conditions. Also look in on you neighbors and the elderly. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.
WASHINGTON, - The most wonderful time of the year is already here. Some of us stay home for the holidays; others travel to visit relatives or friends. Regardless of the destination, one thing that does not change is that food is always part of the celebration.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is here to share food safety tips to ensure the food you prepare for your friends and family is safe and your holiday season won’t be remembered for the wrong reason - food poisoning. Holiday Food Safety ‘-674-6854) or chat live with a food safety specialist in English or Spanish at AskKaren.gov, available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.
Yes the date says December 19th, 2017 that is the offical press release date.
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