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City Councilman Jerry Lathan on Cleaning Up Center Roads


 

 

 

 

 

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VFW Loyalty Day Program


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Local VFW Post 8904 and the Women's Auxillary held their loyalty day program on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at the Senior Nutrition Site in Center, Texas. The Post Quartermaster Larry Hume led the event.

 

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Tri-County Community Action, Inc.Board Meeting


 

     

Tri-County Community Action, Inc. will hold a Board Meeting on Monday May 6, 2019 in Center, Texas. The meeting will be held at the Central Office located (214 Nacogdoches St.) Center, Texas.

 

The meeting will begin at 6:30pm. For more information call (936)598-6315 ext:201

 

 

 

 

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Chambliss arrested on drug charges


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On April 27, 2019, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy Josh Tipton was on routine patrol in the Timpson area when he observed a black BWM sedan turn South onto U.S. Hwy 59. Deputy Tipton noticed the vehicle to have a temporary paper license tag on the rear and the expiration date was torn off.

 

 

 

Deputy Tipton initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver as Kara Michelle Chambliss, 26, of Shelbyville. Upon contact with Chambliss, Deputy Tipton noticed her to be very nervous. Chambliss stated to Deputy Tipton she was trying to get to Houston. Deputy Tipton asked Chambliss if there was anything illegal in the vehicle and she replied, “Yes.”

 

Deputy Tipton asked for a verbal search of the vehicle and Chambliss produced a backpack from the back passenger seat and handed Deputy Tipton a plastic container. Inside the container, Deputy Tipton identified a pipe, a clear plastic bag containing 16 30mg Morphine pills, weighing 2.82 grams, two clear bags containing 10 Ecstasy pills, weighing 1.87 grams and .72 grams and a plastic bag containing mushrooms (Psilocybin mushroom/Hallucinogenic mushrooms) weighing 8.79 grams.

 

Chambliss was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Shelby County jail.

Chambliss was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 2 (F-1) $40,000 bond; Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (F-2) $15,000 bond; Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (F-4) $5,000 bond; and Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 3 (M-A) $1,500 bond.

 

Deputy Tipton was assisted by Deputy Jake Gross and Lieutenant Del Birdwell.

Chambliss posted bonds and was released April 29, 2019.

 

 

 

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Timpson High School Band Earns Sweepstakes



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


On Thursday, April 25 the Timpson High School Band performed at the UIL Region 21 Concert and Sightreading Contest held at Bullard High School.  The band earned a first division rating on stage and in sightreading!  Combined with the first division the band received at marching contest in October, the Timpson Band earned the coveted UIL Sweepstakes Award!

Some of the concert judges’ comments were as follows:

 

 

 

So good to hear so many mature sounds in you band.


Really solid percussion!
Melody and countermelody lines are clearly and easily heard.
Excellent low brass, trumpets, and woodwind technique. 
Nice balance and very good pitch center.
Nice, confident, and energetic sounds throughout!

Sightreading comments:
Beautiful, rich band ensemble sound.
Nice woodwind and brass tone.
Great intonation today!
Great dynamic contrast!
Congrats on a fine performance!
The Timpson Band is directed by Rhonda Daniel and John Dupnik.  Both directors are very proud of the students’ hard work during this school year, and look forward to keeping the Bear Band traditions alive in the future.  Thanks to all of the parents, band boosters, and the faculty and staff of Timpson ISD for supporting this band program!

 

 

 

 

 

Bear Band Seniors (L to R)


Samaria Richard, Ja’Karia Deckard, Taylor Roth, Cassidy Clifton, Dallas Dennis, Allysha Stephens, Jose Galavis, Devin Kimzey,  and Rebekah Parks

 

 

 

 

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Appraisal Review Board of Shelby County Public Meeting


 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING


Notice is hereby given that a public meeting of the Appraisal Review Board of Shelby County will
convene at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the office of Shelby County Appraisal District,
724 Shelbyville Street, Center, Texas. The following subjects will be discussed, and action taken
where necessary.


AGENDA
1. Call to Order
2. Hear and Determine Taxpayer’s Appeals
3. Recess


This notice is given pursuant to Texas Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551, Government Code. 

 

 

 

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Local Warrant Roundup


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Today's News 4-30-19


 

 

 

 

 

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Update on Shooting 3600 Block Laurel Oak St


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, TX (April 29, 2019)  Around 8 p.m on April 28, 2019 Nacogdoches Police Department received a 911 call from a resident in the 3600 block of Laurel Oak St advising someone had broken into their residence.  Officers arrived to the scene and located an adult male that had sustained a gunshot wound to the face.  The gunshot victim was identified as being Alexander Casis 55 years of age.  Alexander was also the resident.  Officers quickly provided medical aid to the victim until Ems arrived and transported him to the hospital.  It is believed at the time of this report that he is in stable condition.

 

The suspect in the shooting of the resident was still in the victims residence refusing to come outside.  The SWAT Team responded to the scene and negotiations began with the barricaded suspect.  The suspect later came out of the house surrendering to Police and was taken into custody.  The suspect was identified as Andrew Haffert 31 years of age from Nacogdoches,Tx.  The suspect was transported to the Nacogdoches County Jail and booked on the charge of Burglary of a Habitation F-1.  

 

 

 

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Nacogdoches County Incident Information


 

 

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Rangers are conducting an in-custody death investigation at the request of the Nacogdoches County Sheriff Jason Bridges that occurred in the Nacogdoches County Jail on the morning of April 29. The deceased has been identified as 31-year-old Andrew Haffert from Nacogdoches. This is an active and ongoing investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

 

 

 

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DeSoto Parish Homicide Killer on the Run


 

 

On April 29, 2019 around 2:15 p.m., the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle crash on LA Highway 175 and Howard Lane in Frierson, LA. Further information indicated that two individuals on the scene had suffered from apparent gunshot wounds. Upon arrival, deputies determined that the injured subjects had been shot by a suspect who had fled the scene. Both gunshot victims were transported to an area hospital.

 

One of the victims did not survive and the second was reportedly in serious condition. This is an ongoing homicide investigation and details will be provided as they become available. As of 6:25 p.m. DeSoto Parish Investigators have been able to identify the suspect in the shooting as Treavor Marcel Williams (B/M - DOB 09/06/1990) of Shreveport, LA. Please see the attached description below.

 

Treavor Marcel Williams is currently wanted for 1st Degree Murder and Attempted 2nd Degree Murder in DeSoto Parish and is considered armed and dangerous. He was last seen driving a black 1996 GMC Sierra pickup truck with a Louisiana plate tag of C534536. If you see this suspect or know information on his whereabouts, please contact the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office immediately at (318) 872-3956.

 

 

 

 

 

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Memorial San Augustine Update


 

 


All communication including the Internet with CHI St. Luke's Health-Memorial San Augustine is back fully operational. Regular power has been restored to the hospital. Hospital officials have notified ambulance services that the hospital is now off CT bypass or diversion and normal operations have resumed.

 

 

 

 

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City of San Augustine Insurance Information Meeting


 

 

For anyone needing insurance information for both the uninsured and underinsured, there will be a public meeting at the Log Cabin Civic Center (301 S Harrison) on Tuesday, 4/30/19 from 5:00-7:00 pm.

 

 

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Victory in Europe Observance


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each year the World War II Allies remember May 8th, 1945, the date when they accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany.  Adolf Hitler committed suicide during the Battle of Berlin so the surrender of Germany was authorized by his replacement, President of Germany Karl Donitz.

 

In the United Kingdom more than one million people celebrated in the streets and in the United States President Harry Truman who turned 61 that day dedicated the victory to the memory of his predecessor, Franklin D. Roosevelt.  President Roosevelt had died of a cerebral hemorrhage less than a month earlier.

 

Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will hold an observance to commemorate the 74th Anniversary of VE Day on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the 1885 Historic Shelby County Court House. 

 

The remembrance will begin at 10 am with the laying of a Memorial Wreath in honor of those who served, those killed in action and those still missing in the European Theater during World War II. The wreath will remain on display for the day.  As always the public is cordially invited to remember their fellow Americans. 

 

 

 

 

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Weather Update


 

 

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Today's News 4-29-19


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Loyalty Day


 

 

Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary invite the public to join them at the Senior Nutrition Center, Loop 500 in Center to reaffirm our allegiance to the United States of American and pay tribute to the heritage of American freedom in honor of Loyalty Day.  This program will be tomorrow Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 10 a.m. 

 

 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting


 

Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 1st day of May, 2019 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 and pay weekly expenses.

2. Approve current payroll.

3. Public comments on Agenda item.

4. Constable Pct.4 Jake Metcalf to discuss purchasing new Dash Cam for his County Vehicle.

5. Discuss nominating a Shelby County DETCOG Minority Board member.

6. Appoint two members to represent Shelby County on the DETCOG Board of Directors.

7. Proclamation declaring May as Elder Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.

8. Adjourn.

 

 

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Boil Water Notice for NEW WSC


 

 


Due to tornado damage and loss of power at Plant 2 and Plant 3, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the N.E.W. Water Supply Corporation  PWS  # 2030034 to notify all customers on FM 1751, FM 3230, FM 1992, FM 1277, Hwy 103, and county roads around these highways. Customers are to boil their water prior to consumption (eg., washing hands/ face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc).  Children, seniors and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions.

 

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.  The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. 

 

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will  notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes. 

Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received the notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses).  You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

 

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact N.E.W. Water Supply Corporation  at 220 W. Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas, 75972, or call 936-288-0489
 or Charles Sharp at 936-201-5001.

 

 

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Highway 21 East Reopened


 

 

State Highway 21 East in San Augustine was reopened for travel.

 

 

 

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Jury Cancellation


 

 

 

 

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Boil Water Notice for San Augustine Rural Water System


Effective April 25, 2019

Until further notice

 

 

Due to tornado damage and loss of power, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required San Augustine Rural Public Water System PWS #2030007 to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (eg., washing hands / face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, Seniors and Persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions.

 

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

 

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

 

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

 

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received the notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

 

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact San Augustine Rural Water System at 220 W. Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas, 75972, or call 936-288-0489

or Charles Sharp at 936-201-5001.

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Boil Water Notice for N.E.W. Water System


Effective April 25, 2019

Until further notice

 

 

Due to tornado damage and loss of power at Plant 2 and Plant 3, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the N.E.W. Water Supply Corporation PWS # 2030034 to notify all customers on FM 1751, FM 3230, FM 1992, FM 1277, Hwy 103, and county roads around these highways. Customers are to boil their water prior to consumption (eg., washing hands/ face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions.

 

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

 

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

 

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

 

Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

 

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received the notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

 

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact N.E.W. Water Supply Corporation at 220 W. Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas, 75972, or call 936-288-0489

or Charles Sharp at 936-201-5001.

 

 

 

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City of San Augustine Update


UPDATE: SH 21 East in San Augustine has been reopened for travel this evening following utility repair work by power companies. Drive safely.

 

UPDATE: As of 4:30 PM, Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative has restored power to all Cooperative Members who’s home is safe to receive power.

If you are a Cooperative Member and are without power, please report your outage by calling 1 (800) 392-5986 as we are not aware that you are out.

Above all, DETEC encourages everyone to keep safety a priority. Should you encounter a downed line, consider it live and dangerous.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

 

PSA: Mayor Hughes has said that Rural Water is asking for volunteers with chain saws to help cut out the rural water on Juniper Street.

 

Thanks in advance on their behalf.

 

 

 

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Update - Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of 9:30 AM, Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative is reporting less than 200 members without power in San Augustine County.  These members are in areas impacted by downed poles and lines due to tornado activity.  Crews are working to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible.

 

Above all, DETEC encourages everyone to keep safety a priority. Should you encounter a downed line, consider it live and dangerous.  

 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

 

 

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Today's News 4-26-19


 

 

 

 

 

 

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TxDOT Road Closure Update


 

 

As repair work is ongoing and changing quickly, officials are again closing SH 21 from US 96 to SH 147 through downtown again this morning in order to set new power poles. No length of time for this closure has been set.  Motorists are urged to choose alternate routes or detour to SH 147.

 

 

 

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San Augustine Tornado Damage Summary


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Augustine, Texas was hit by a terrible storm. An EF2 tornado stuck on April 24, 2019, with winds estimated to be up to 130 miles per hour. It touched down near County Road 1277 at 11:13 p.m. It uprooted and tore apart multiple trees as its path followed the road.

 

 

 

 

Electrical Sub-station, San Augustine, TX

 

 

The storm widened and moved to Cedar Road where server tree damage led to 54 structures in a neighborhood being damaged. The storm continued and ripped the awning off of a gas station and broke the electrical transmission tower of a sub-station near the intersection of U.S. Route 96 and Texas Route 21.

 

 

 

Valero gas station, San Augustine, TX 

 

 

The washeteria, several convenience stores, the Family Dollar, and several other businesses were either destroyed or received extensive damage as the storm moved across the northern side of downtown San Augustine.

 

 

 

 

Washeteria, San Augustine, TX

 

 

Afterward, its path took it through the northern part of the city and it continued to break and uproot nearby trees along 353 and lifted before reaching the Shelby County line. The tornado dissipated at approximately 11:23 p.m. 

 

 

 

Convenience Store, San Augustine, TX

 

 

As of 10:15 p.m. on April 25, 2019, power was restored to the San Augustine electrical sub-station. Crews are still working on repairing the downed poles and electrical lines to restore power to the residential areas. Be advised that all downed power lines should be considered active and dangerous. 

 

 

 

Downed power lines in front of the San Augustine City Hall

 

 

There were no injuries or fatalities reported as of yet. The cleanup effort continues in San Augustine and the City of San Augustine is taking in donations at the San Augustine City Hall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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San Augustine Substation Power Restored


 

 

As of 10:15 PM on April 25, the power to the San Augustine Substation has been restored.  Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative crews are now working to repair downed poles and lines serving the residential areas heavily impacted.

 

Above all, DETEC encourages everyone to keep safety a priority. Should you encounter a downed line, consider it live and dangerous.  

 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

 

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San Augustine Damage Report


 

 

 

 


San Augustine, Texas was hit by a terrible storm.  A tornado stuck on April 24 at around 11:20 p.m. and ravaged multiple businesses in the City of San Augustine. The washateria was completely obliterated, the Family Dollar caved in, along with multiple other convenience stores. 


Power was lost and the emergency crews have been running off generators. CHI St. Luke's hospital lost generator power for a time before having it restored.  According to 
Brittney Johnson with the Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative as of 4:30 p.m. April 25, 2019, the number of residents without power is 1,246. 


According to TxDOT State Highway 21, East from US 96 to State Highway 147 in San Augustine will be closed for this evening. In Shelby County, there was a road closer announced by Shelby County Commissioner  Pct. 3 Charles Barr's office. County Road 3373  will be closed due to continued rain.  


No fatalities or serious injuries were reported by officials during Center Broadcasting Company's investigation. However, stay tuned for updates as this is subject to change with time. 


For more information on which roads are closed for your area, you can visit TxDOT's website at: http://conditions.drivetexas.org/current/

 

 

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Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative Update


 

As of 4:30 PM, we have 1,246 members remaining without power within San Augustine.

 

Crews are diligently working to restore the damage to the San Augustine substation.  This morning’s goal was to have power restored to the substation by this evening.  This task has proved to be more extensive than expected and the substation outage may continue into the night.    

 

The San Augustine substation serves a portion of the City of San Augustine system and members along portions of Hwy 21 West, 147 South and North, FM 1751 and FM 2213. 

 

After power is restored to the substation, crews will focus on rebuilding damaged lines and poles.

 

An EF-2 tornado struck the San Augustine area Wednesday night, according to a preliminary report from the National Weather Service Shreveport office.  Though the survey is in the early stages, NWS surveyors believe the storm that struck the San Augustine area had winds of 111 to 135 mph.  Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped, power poles broken, lines downed and homes damaged.

 

Above all, DETEC encourages everyone to keep safety a priority. Should you encounter a downed line, consider it live and dangerous.  

 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

 

 

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TxDOT Update


 

 

ALERT: SH 21 East from US 96 to SH 147 in San Augustine is closed this afternoon. Motorists should choose alternate routes. Stay alert and reduce speed. All other roads are open at this time.

 

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CHI St. Luke's Memorial in San Augustine Closed Due to Power Outage


 


CHI St. Luke's Memorial in San Augustine has incurred a power failure as a result of last night's storm. Their back-up generator is not working at this time. Therefore, they are not accepting any emergency room patients. Tina Sellers with St. Luke's tells Center Broadcasting, they have a crew on site attempting to repair the back-up generator. All patients at the hospital have been discharged or transferred to the Lufkin hospital.  

 

 

 

 

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San Augustine Gets Damaged by Storm


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Augustine got hit late yesterday evening by a  tornado. At around 11:20 p.m. last night the storm came through and damage has been reported at the highway 21/96 location along with multiple other structures.

 

San Augustine ISD will also be closed today 4-25-19 due to the storm damage.

 

Roads closed after the storm in the San Augustine are SH 21, SH 147 North, FM 363, FM 2213 and FM 1277.  In Shelby County Commissioner Charles Barr would like to inform the public that County Road 3373 is closed. 

 

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Shelby County Road Closure


 

 

Commissioner Charles Barr wants to notify the public that County Road 3373 will be closed due to continued rain.  Repairs will be made as weather allows.

 

 

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Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative Update


 

 

As of 8 AM, we have approximately 1,600 outages.  Over 1,200 are within San Augustine County.  The others are primarily in the Sabine County area around Rebel Ridge.

 

Around 11:20 PM a tornado hit the San Augustine area causing massive damage.  For the Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative system – the San Augustine substation received damage and we are recording many poles and lines down.  This substation serves the City of San Augustine and members along portions of Hwy 21 West, 147 South and North, FM 1751 and FM 2213.  Repairs to the substation has began and we hope to have it back up this evening.  Areas with more extensive damage will take more time as crews must make repairs to the downed lines and poles. 

 

Above all, DETEC encourages everyone to keep safety a priority. Should you encounter a downed line, consider it live and dangerous.  

 

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TxDOT Emergency Closure


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALERT: SH 21 East and US 96 in San Augustine will be closed to traffic immediately as emergency responders work to clear debris and restore power to the area. Traffic will be detoured downtown to SH 147 until further notice. Motorists are advised to stay clear of damaged areas and refrain from stopping and taking photos or videos through the area where workers and equipment are present.

 

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TxDOT Alert Update


 

 

SAN AUGUSTINE UPDATE: SH 21, SH 147 North, FM 363,  FM 2213 and FM 1277 have been reopened at this time. Debris has been moved to allow for traffic. Motorists should stay alert for crews continuing to work through damaged areas. As daylight approaches  roads will be inspected for additional debris. Use caution when driving through these areas as weakened trees could continue to fall. 

 

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TxDOT Alert


 

 

ALERT: Motorists are advised to avoid damaged areas in and near the city of San Augustine after a possible tornado has damaged buildings and left trees, power lines and debris across several roadways. Updates will follow with a list of roads that are closed.

 

 

 

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Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative -Tornado Assessment in Progress


 

 

Following reported tornado activity in the San Augustine area, crews are now currently assessing the damage so that power restoration may begin. 

 

If you or someone in your household is dependent upon life support,  identify a location you can move to that has an alternate power source.

 

Above all, DETEC encourages everyone to keep safety a priority. Should you encounter a downed line, consider it live and dangerous.  Please report all downed lines and outages to DETEC at 1(800) 392-5986.

 

Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative is a non-profit electricity provider serving 8 counties in Deep East Texas: San Augustine, Shelby, Sabine, Panola, Nacogdoches, Rusk, Jasper and Newton.

 

 

 

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Shelbyville Special Olympics 2019 Coverage


 

 

 

 

 

 

On April 24, 2019 at Shelbyville ISD they held a Special Olympics event for local and area schools to participate in. This is the fourth year that the event has been hosted by Shelbyville ISD, fourteen different schools registered to compete in this year's event. It was well attended and had the community's support. 

 

 

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Today's News 4-24-19


 

 

 

 

 

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Weather Update


 

 

The NWS/SPC forecast has moved its focus for the severe weather onto Deep East Texas for this evening and Thursday morning. This is a shift from the forecast they made yesterday afternoon. SO, Keep a watchful eye  and stay turned to you favorite source for your weather status. We could see T-storms & rain begin as early as 3:15 pm today.

 

 

Radar with severe overlay and wind stream showing heavy Gulf moisture flow ahead of the storms currently just to our WEST.

 

 

 

 

 

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Man Arrested on Charges of Indecency with a Child


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Nacogdoches man on three counts of Indecency with a Child. The investigation started last week, when an Investigator with NCSO was able to uncover cyber messages that were sent back and forth from the suspect to the child. The messages revealed that the suspect was being a sexual predator and had solicited the victim.

Investigators reached out to the parents of the child to alert them of the activity that was taking place. A sane exam and forensic interview was conducted with the victim who is 15 years of age or less at the Harold’s House in Nacogdoches. Information obtained from the victim confirmed other evidence that NCSO had gathered in the case. A warrant was then issued for the suspect, Shady Roberts who was arrested yesterday afternoon by NCSO deputies.

 

Sheriff Bridges stated that the Investigator is assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force with the Texas Attorney General’s Office. The investigator was able to obtain a cyber tip that led to the discovery that Shady Roberts was having an active relationship with a minor. Without the discovery of this information, this victim may have continuously been abused by this sexual predator without it ever being reported.

 

Shady Roberts 24 years of age was booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail on three counts of Indecency of a Child a 2nd felony. At the time of his arrest, more evidence was found on his person that showed him to have ties with the victim. Roberts is currently on probation in Nacogdoches County.

 

NCSO will continue to be proactive and work with the internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force to help protect our youth. The aims of the ICAC task forces are to catch distributors of child pornography on the Internet, whether delivered on line or solicited on line and distributed through other channels and to catch sexual predator who solicit victims on the Internet through chat rooms, forums and other methods.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ritchie St Shooting


 

 

NACOGDOCHES,TX (April 23, 2019):  On April 21, 2019 around 8:43 pm Officers with the Nacogdoches Police Department responded to the 800 block of Ritchie St in reference to a gunshot victim. There was a large gathering of people for the Easter Holiday at the park.  When Police Officers arrived they located two gunshot victims.  One of the victims was identified to be Roberta Hewitt 27 years of age from Nacogdoches,Tx.  Mrs. Hewitt was suffering what appeared to be a gunshot wound to her neck and was taken to a nearby hospital and was later life flighted to a hospital in Tyler.

 

At the time of this email Mrs. Hewitt's condition is believed to be critical.  The other victim was a juvenile and sustained minor injury and was treated and released from the hospital. The information at this time is that there were multiple shots fired from a vehicle toward the gathering in the park. There have been no arrests made at this time.  The motive for the shooting is still under investigation.  

 

This is an ongoing investigation and Police are encouraging anyone with information about this shooting to contact the The Nacogdoches Police Department at (936) 559-2607. 

 

 

 

 

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Produce Drop


 

Tri-County Harvest for Homes Produce Drop will be held at the OLD McDonald's Parking lot starting at 9:30 a.m. on 4-24-19 for more information call 598-6315 ext 501. 

 

 

 

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Special Olympics at Shelbyville ISD


 

 

 

 

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Youth Fundraiser


 

 

 

 

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National Day of Prayer


 

 

In 1952 the United States Congress voted that the first Thursday in May each year would be the National Day of Prayer.  Again this year citizens and leaders of Shelby County will be meeting in front of our historic courthouse on Thursday, May 2, Noon – 12:30 to pray for our community and to make a statement that we are a community that believes in the power of prayer!

 

The brief half hour event will feature a color guard from Barksdale Air Force Base and prayers for our country, our military, our first responders, our churches, our elected officials, and our schools.  We will end, as we did last May, with a human prayer chain around our historic courthouse.  

 

We invite community leaders, church members, and anyone who believes in the power of prayer to join us!  Contact David Mathis at dmathis@fbccenter.org or 979-533-1575 for more information.

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 4-23-19


 

 

 

 

 

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Chicken Truck Wreck Update


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHELBY COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a one-vehicle crash on the morning of April 22, 2019, involving a commercial vehicle on SH 87, just south of Center. 

 

The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 7:15 a.m., a 2018 Kenworth truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling north on SH 87 when the truck reportedly shifted to the right; causing the truck and trailer to overturn in the roadway.


The driver is identified as 53-year-old Jeffrey Undercoffler from Douglass. Undercoffler was not injured during the crash.


This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

 

 

 

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Chicken Truck Wrecks on HWY 87


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earlier this morning at around 7:30 a.m. an 18 wheeler hauling chickens overturned between Shelbyville and Center just outside of Center, Texas on HWY 87 South, past Borders Poultry Supply.

 

There were no other vehicles involved, no injuries or fatalities were reported on the scene, aside from the chickens of which many were injured or killed.

 

 

'"Many chickens were injured or killed"

 

The Center Police Department, Center Fire Department, Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Texas DPS, Allegiance Mobile health along with a wrecker service all responded. 

 

The cause of the wreck was not fully known. More to follow as is released by the Department of Public Safety.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CMS Donates Items to Alto and Franklin Area (Pictures)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Center Middle School responded to needs in the Alto/Franklin area last week by collecting items for donations. Principal Jake Henson was amazed at the response from the campus and community. 

"Donations were collected for just a couple of days, and the generosity far exceeded our expectations," Henson said.

 

Local citizen, James Ragan, who has made several deliveries to the Alto/Franklin area, made arrangements for Tristian Reynolds and Randy Simmons to pick up and deliver the donations. 

CMS sends a special 'Thank You' to CIS fifth grade special services students and Alisha Murray's 3rd grade class for donations sent. Also, our appreciation goes to Omni for donating 2 pallets of bottled water and PSS Pipeline for donating 84 cases of water.

 

More pictures at: http://tinyw.in/or43

 

 

 

 

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DPSO Arrest Two in Mansfield


 

 

On April 21, 2019 at approximately 1:00 p.m. the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call of suspicious behavior involving two males in the area of Mansfield, LA.  Sheriff Richardson wants the public to know that due of the hard work of the many deputies on scene and assistance from our K-9 unit, both individuals have been apprehended.  Further details will be released as soon as possible

 

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Nacogdoches County Wreck


 

 

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a crash this morning on County Road 265 involving a Union Pacific train and a passenger vehicle.


The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 10:30 a.m., a 2007 Nissan passenger car was traveling west on CR 265 and failed to yield right of way to railroad crossing warning signs and was struck by a train that was traveling south.


The driver of the Nissan is identified as 21-year-old Lataria Session from Nacogdoches. Session and a 12-year-old male passenger were both transported to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital for treatment. No injuries were sustained to any railroad personnel.


This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

 

 

 

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City of Tenaha City Council Meeting


 

 

 

Notice is hereby given the regular scheduled called meeting of the governing body of the City of Tenaha will be held on Monday April 22, 2019 @ 5:15 p.m. in the City Hall Council Meeting Room located at 238 N. George Bowers Drive in Tenaha, Texas.  If while the meeting, any discussion on items on the Agenda should be held in executive session, the Council will convene in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code Section 551.101.   


Order of Business


1. Call to Order
2. Welcome/Prayer/Pledge
3. Roll Call and Establish a quorum.
4. Public Comments (Limited to 3 minutes)
5. Discuss and Consider Approval of Minutes from March 2019 Meeting (ACTION)
6. Discuss and Consider Approval of Financials from March 2019(ACTION)
7. Department Head Reports 
8. Discuss and Consider Approving May 20,2019 for Council Meeting Due to Memorial Holiday. (ACTION)
9. Discuss and Consider the Approving the Adoption of the 2019 Handbook (ACTION)
10. Discuss and Consider Approving Increase of Water and Sewer Rate (ACTION)
11. Discuss and Consider Approving Piney Woods Sanitation Contract (ACTION)
12. Discuss and Consider Approving Franchise Ordinance (ACTION)
13. Discuss and Consider Approving 5C Utility Inc. for City of Tenaha Water and Wastewater Contract (ACTION)
14. Discuss and Consider Approving 6 Month Freeze on Employee Raises (ACTION)
15. Discuss and Consider Approving Compensation Time vs Overtime (ACTION)
16. Closed Session Closed Session Closed Session per Tex. Gov’t Code sec. 551.074 Personnel:  Evaluation: Natalie Harris and Jeremy Pope. 
17. Return to Open Session with action if needed.
18. Council Comments
19. Adjourn

 

 

 

 

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His Life For Mine Invite


 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming up at the Joaquin First Pentecostal Church this Sunday will be a play about Jesus Christ. Center Broadcasting Company met with the play's Program Director Tonhia Fleming. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting


 

 

 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 24th day of April, 2019 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 and pay weekly expenses.

 

2. Approve Payroll.

 

3. Public comments on Agenda item.

 

4. Open sealed bids for sale of County Attorney vehicle.

 

5. Recognize that the Shelby County Juvenile Probation Department will be hosting Motivational Speaker Damon West at the John Dean Windham Civic Center on Monday, April 29th.

 

6. Carolyn Hooker to speak on behalf of the Child Welfare Board.

 

7. Discuss and possibly approve Tax Abatement for the Tyson project. 

 

8. Adjourn.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jefferson County Felon Arrested for Federal Firearms Violation


 

 

BEAUMONT, Texas – A 26-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has been arrested for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown.

                 

Bernard James Bell was arrested on Apr. 17, 2019, pursuant to a criminal complaint issued by the U.S. District Court charging him with felon in possession of a firearm.  Bell appeared in federal court today on the charges.

 

According to information presented in court, on Apr. 11, 2019, law enforcement officers began investigating a homicide that occurred in Beaumont’s west end.  On Apr. 14, 2019, investigators learned that Bell was provided a firearm that was used in connection with that homicide.  After speaking with Bell, investigators recovered the firearm and determined that Bell had possessed it.  Further investigation revealed Bell is a convicted felon having several convictions in Jefferson County, Texas in 2011 and 2012.  As a convicted felon, Bell is prohibited from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition. 

 

If convicted, Bell faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

 

This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Beaumont Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Russell James.

 

It is important to note that a complaint, arrest, or indictment should not be considered as evidence of guilt and that all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Weather Update


 

 

 

Strong Push from the Fronts will move the Storms to the East and out of Texas. Here in Deep East Texas we will see mostly cloudy skies and light rain through mid-afternoon. Plenty of sunny skies with a High-Pressure system moving in behind the Fronts.

 

DRY conditions should persist thru the Early part of next week. 
  
Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph until dark today. Small Stream, River, and lake flooding will persist with all the rain

 

 

 

 

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Center City Council Meeting and City Updates


 

 

 

City Updates:

 

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 4-18-19


 

 

 

 

 

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Tenaha ISD Takes Donations to Alto


 

 

In a very short amount of time, Tenaha’s community put together a very nice helping hand for our Alto neighbors.  They will be in our continued prayers as the days go by.  It will take some time to rebuild and overcome this terrible tragedy but we know our neighbors are strong. 


We wish to thank each and everyone that came forward to donate the supplies. We had 2 SUV’s packed to the max with delivery at 11:00 am this Wednesday morning.  Below are a few pictures of what was sent. The boxes and tubs were filled with Gatorade, water, soaps, shampoos, tooth paste/brushes, cleaning supplies, trash bags, snacks, flash lights, rope, gloves, diapers, wipes, you name it and it was probably there. 


Again, many thanks to all that helped.

 

 

 

 

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Governor Greg Abbott Issues Disaster Declaration


 

 

 

 

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Pastor Stories - Bobby Bressman


 

 

 

 

 

 

This time on Pastor Stories I met with the Pastor of the Center First Baptist Church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CMS to collect items to benefit Alto tornado victims deadline extended


 

 

Center Middle School is collecting items to benefit the Alto tornado victims.


The deadline has been extended to noon on Thursday, April 18.

 

 

 

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TxDOT Update


 

 

 

 

LUFKIN – Crews will begin work next week in the nine-county Lufkin District after a recent pre-construction meeting signaled the beginning of annual sealcoating work that will be ongoing through June.

 

Two contracts for sealcoating were awarded. D.I.J. Construction, Inc., Bertram, TX, will serve as contractor for a $2.9 million project that will include sealcoating low-volume farm roads. Missouri Petroleum Products Company, LLC, St. Louis, MO, will serve as contractor for an $11 million project that will include sealcoating sections of higher volume roads. Work is scheduled to be completed by July 1, weather permitting.

 

Higher volume roads that are scheduled for sealcoating include US 59 in Shelby County; US 59 southbound in Polk County, US 59/SL 224 in Nacogdoches County, US 69 in Angelina County and US 190 in San Jacinto County. Other roads in the district scheduled for sealcoating include:

US 96, US 287, SH 147, SH 7, SH 21, SH 94, SH 150, SH 19, SH 87, FM 2261, FM 2661, FM 276, FM 3121, FM 1592, FM 705, FM 414, FM 2864, FM 706, FM 1271, FM 3126, FM 1514, FM 355, SL 500 in Center and SL 304 in Crockett.

 

Motorists should prepare for delays in and near these work zones. Reduce speed, stay alert and obey all signage and traffic control. Remember, these are moving work zones. Motorists should never try to enter or cross the lane where crews are placing sealcoat until the roadway is reopened.

For more information on road conditions and closures, visit drivetexas.org.

 

 

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Butterfly Release 2019 Coverage


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center held a butterfly release on 4-16-19 on the downtown Center city square. The event was well attended.

 

 

 

Click here for the photo gallery:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Leadership Visits Center Broadcasting Company


 

 

Early this morning 4-17-19 Shelby County Leadership stopped by the radio station in Center, Texas.

 

 

 

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Today's News 1-17-19


 

 

 

 

 

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DPS Ramping Up Move Over/Slow Down Enforcement


 

 

 

 

LUFKIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is continuing their enforcement efforts
across the state focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law.
These periodic enforcement operations by DPS Troopers are planned throughout the year at
various locations in Texas, with several operations planned in April. One of those operations
will take place in Beaumont District throughout the day on Wednesday, April 17. The
Department of Transportation will be participating in a non-enforcement capacity.


The law, originally passed in 2003, requires motorists to move over or slow down when certain
vehicles – including police, fire, EMS, Texas Department of Transportation vehicles and tow
trucks – are stopped on the side of the road with emergency lights activated.


“Our Highway Patrol Troopers and other offices risk their lives every day for the people of
Texas, and their safety is particularly vulnerable while working on the side of the road, where the
slightest mistake by a passing motorist can end in tragedy,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw.
“While our officers are serving and protecting Texans, we’re asking drivers to do their part by
adhering to the law – simply move over or slow down.”


Specifically, Texas law states that a driver must either:


? Vacate the lane closest to the applicable vehicles stopped on the side of the road (if
the road has multiple lanes traveling in the same direction) or
? Slow down to 20 mph below the speed limit. (If the speed limit is below 25 mph, the
driver must slow down to 5 mph)


Drivers should only move over if they can do so safely and legally; otherwise, they should slow
down.


“In light of the numerous vehicle crashes that occur in Texas and across the nation on a daily
basis, and the unfortunate fact that many still violate the state law that has been in effect over 15 years, we are increasing our enforcement and education efforts related to this law,” said Director McCraw. “In addition to complying with the law to protect those who work on the side of the road, we encourage motorists to show the same courtesy to fellow drivers stopped along the
roadways. Let’s all get home safely.”



Violations of the law can result in a fine of up to $200; the fine increases to $500 if there is
property damage. If violators cause bodily injury, they can be charged with a Class B
misdemeanor, resulting in possible jail time and a maximum fine of $2,000.


Data from 2018 shows that DPS issued more than 41,000 warnings and citations to motorists
violating the Move Over/Slow Down law. Preliminary data shows this year approximately 4700
warnings and citations were issued for violating the law.

 

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Coushatta Motorcyclist Killed in TwoVehicle Crash


 


Bossier Parish – Just after noon on April 16, 2019, Louisiana State Police Troop G responded to a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on US 80 at Hillcrest Cemetery that claimed one life and seriously injured another.

 

The preliminary investigation revealed a 2000 Toyota passenger car, driven by 89-year-old Marvin Curry of Haughton, Louisiana, was eastbound on US 80.  For reasons still under investigation, Curry rear-ended an eastbound Honda motorcycle, driven by 51-year-old Ricky D. Robinson of Coushatta, Louisiana. 

 

Robinson and his female passenger were transported to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport where he died from injuries sustained in the crash.  The passenger remains in critical condition.  Both were wearing DOT approved helmets at the time of the crash.  Curry was not injured.

 

Alcohol is not a suspected factor in this crash.  Toxicology samples were taken and will be submitted for analysis.  This crash remains under investigation.

 

Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that avoiding all distractions, obeying the posted speed limit, avoiding fatigued driving, and not driving while impaired can often mean the difference between life and death.

 

In 2019, Troop G has investigated six fatal crashes resulting in six deaths.

 

 

 

 

 

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Change of Location for General Election City of Tenaha


 

 

Change of Location


Polling Place for City of Tenaha General Election
Saturday May 4, 2019 has been changed


New Polling Place will be held at
City Hall


238 North George Bowers Drive
Tenaha, Texas 75974

 

 

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Today's News 4-16-19


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Power Outages Update


 

 

As of 5 PM on 4-15-19, Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative is reporting less than 10 outages scattered throughout the system.  Crews are continuing to work and plan to have all outages restored this afternoon. 

 

We appreciate your patience as DETEC crews worked around the clock to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible.

 

If you are without power, please report your outage by calling: 1-800-392-5986.

 

Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative is a non-profit electricity provider serving 8 counties in Deep East Texas: San Augustine, Shelby, Sabine, Panola, Nacogdoches, Rusk, Jasper and Newton.

 

 

 

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CMS to collect items to benefit Alto tornado victims


 

 

 

Center Middle School JCC, Beta, and My sister, Myself will collect items to benefit victims of the Alto tornados through the end of school on Wednesday. Please see the attached PDF for a list of items and drop off locations. 

 

The community is invited to participate.

 

 

 

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Today's News 4-15-19


 

 

 

 

 

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Jury Released for April 16, 2019


 

 

The jurors scheduled to return to the 123rd Judicial District Court, Shelby County, Texas, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, are released and need not appear.  The Defendant entered a plea of guilty and waived the right to a jury trial.

 

Thank you for your time, service, and commitment to your community.

 

Best regards,

LeAnn Kay Rafferty

 

 

 

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No Commissioners' Court Meeting this Week


 

 

There will not be a Shelby County Commissioners Court meeting this week. The next Commissioners’ Court meeting will be April 24, 2019, at 9:30 a.m.

 

 

 

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Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative Outages Update


 

 

As of 9 PM on Sunday 14, 2019, the Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative is reporting approximately 1,000 outages.  800 of these outages are located in the Woden area and are dependent upon Oncor completing work on the line feeding into the DETEC system. 

 

The other 200 outages are located in the Oakdale Community and Lake Pinkston area of Shelby County.  This area saw heavy tornado activity and massive damage to the DETEC system. 

 

At this time, outages are expected to continue into Monday afternoon. 

 

If you or someone in your household is dependent upon life support,  identify a location you can move to that has an alternate power source.

 

DETEC would like to remind members to be safe - STAY AWAY FROM ALL DOWNED LINES.  Consider them all to be live and dangerous. 

 

Outages may be reported by calling: 1-800-392-5986.  Due to heavy call volume, please have the telephone number associated with your account and meter number available to expediate your outage report by using the automated system.  This information may be found on your bill.     

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative is a non-profit electricity provider serving 8 counties in Deep East Texas: San Augustine, Shelby, Sabine, Panola, Nacogdoches, Rusk, Jasper and Newton.

 

 

 

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Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative Reports Outages


 

 

As of 9:45 AM on Sunday, April 14th, Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative is reporting approximately 1,600 members remaining without power.  Approximately 800 of these members are located in the Woden area and will remain out until Oncor can make repairs affecting our system.  The remaining 800 are scattered across the system with the majority being in the southern portion. 

 

Crews will continue to work as quickly and as safely as possible.  Above all, DETEC encourages everyone to keep safety a priority.  Should you encounter a downed line, consider it live and dangerous.  Please report all downed lines and outages to DETEC at 1-800-392-5986.

 

Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative is a non-profit electricity provider serving 8 counties in Deep East Texas: San Augustine, Shelby, Sabine, Panola, Nacogdoches, Rusk, Jasper and Newton.

 

 

 

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Joaquin Public Safety Corporation Meeting


 

The Joaquin Public Safety Corporation will meet in regular session Tuesday, April 16, 2019
at 5:30 p.m. at the Joaquin City Office located at 124 N. Preston, Joaquin, Texas.


ORDER OF BUSINESS


1. Call to order, establish quorum & welcome guest  
2. Board approval of the previous month’s minutes.
3. Board discussion & possible action on scheduling committee/ council workshops.
4. Board approval of bills paid and to be paid.
5. Review of financial standing of JPSD Corporation.
6. Adjourn.

 

 

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Joaquin Economic Development Corporation


 

 

The Joaquin Economic Development Corporation will meet in regular session Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at the Joaquin City Office located at 124 N. Preston, Joaquin, Texas.
          

ORDER OF BUSINESS


1. Call to order, establish quorum & welcome guest  
2. Board approval of the previous month’s minutes.
3. Board discussion & possible action on scheduling committee/ council workshops.
4. Board discussion & possible action on summer material purchase budget.
5. Board approval of bills paid and to be paid.
6. Review of financial standing & current priorities list of JED Corporation.
7. Adjourn.

 

 

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Joaquin City Meeting


 


The City Council of Joaquin will meet in regular session Tuesday April 16, 2019 at
6:00 p.m. at The Joaquin City Hall located at 124 North Preston, Joaquin, Texas.

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

1. Call to order, establish quorum & welcome guest.
2. Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance.
3. Open Forum.
4. Council approval of the previous meeting’s minutes.
5. Monthly Reports:
a. City Secretary- Administrative updates.
b. Utility Billing Manager Report -- Monthly Receipts & Adjustments Report.
c. Public Works Manager-Update – Departmental Updates
d. Water Department-Update—Ongoing Water Projects
e. Events Committee - Report.
f. Joaquin Public Safety Development Committee -Report.
g. Joaquin Economic Development Committee -Report

6. Council approval on Payment of Bills.
7. Discussion & Council Action 2019 TML Health rerate. 
8. Discussion & Council Action on opening sealed bids and selection of bids for possible automatic water meter project.
9. Discuss & Council Action to award a contract for administration and planning services related to the planning grant, TxCDBG Contract No. 7218074
10. Presentation Raymond K. Vann- FAST Grant
11. Discussion & Council Action on designation of Scope of Work for bidding process—Building Steve Hughes Drive.
12. Discussion & Council Action on setting a workshop day with City Council & committees of the City to discuss ongoing & future projects. 
13. Council will hold a closed Executive Session Meeting-Consultations with Attorney (551.071).
a) Legal Advice- Personnel Matters
b) Legal Advice- Code enforcement /Municipal Judge
c) Legal Advice- Possible contracts relating to City Property.
14. Council reconvenes & possible action on matters discussed in executive session.
15. Adjournment.

 

 

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WORK BEGINNING ON SH 87 SUNDAY NIGHT IN CENTER


 

 

LUFKIN – Crews are scheduled to begin a mill and inlay project Sunday night on SH 87 in Shelby County. The work is scheduled to be operational through the city of Center on Tenaha Street (US 87) beginning at 7 pm. Work will continue from Church Street to US 96 at the north traffic circle. Work is expected to continue nightly throughout the week, weather permitting.

 

Some delays through the work zone area should be expected as work progresses. Traffic control will be in place during work hours. Drivers are urged to stay alert for workers and moving equipment, obey all traffic control, and reduce speed near and through the work zone.

 

A mill and inlay project requires removing the upper layer of the existing asphalt in order to remove any cracks, ruts and imperfections. A thin layer of asphalt is then placed on top of the milled surface, which levels and extends the life of the roadway.

 

For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395. For more information regarding road conditions statewide, visit drivetexas.org.

 

 

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Weather Update


 

 

 

 

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Today's News 4-12-19


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Major accident


 

 

 

The Nacogdoches Police Department is currently investigating a major auto accident that occurred late Thursday morning. 


Police were notified of a major accident 3000 E. Main @ Crestwood Dr by an NSO deputy that happened upon the accident. 


NPD dispatch was notified at 11:05 am Thursday morning of the accident. NPD, NFD, NMH EMS and NSO all assisted in giving aid to the driver and only occupant of the vehicle. 


An NPD Traffic investigation revealed that a single vehicle with a single occupant was westbound on E. Main and for unknown reasons, left the roadway at the intersection of Crestwood Dr, on the north side of the road. The silver 4 door Hyundai struck a pine tree and came to a rest. 


The driver was identified as Sadajia Kevion White, 21, of 3413 E. Main St. She was in critical condition and transported to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. 


The investigation will continue to determine the cause of the accident. 

 

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Weather Update


 

 

 

 

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Holiday Nursing Center Easter Event


 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Nursing Center is having an Easter event. Center Broadcasting Company met with their administrator Hollie Adams who told us about the upcoming community event.

 

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 4-11-19


 

 

 

 

 

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Gold Star Banner


 

 

 

 

The “Gold Star Banner” or service flag honors a family that has had a service member die during a period of war or hostilities.  The Gold Star represents “sacrifice to the cause of liberty and freedom”.

 

Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary would like to recognize families who have lost a loved one during a time of war or hostilities with a Gold Star Banner at our annual Memorial Day program to be held Monday, May 27, 2019, 11 a.m. at the 1885 Historic Courthouse.  Please contact Post Quartermaster Larry Hume at 936-598-2976 or email chief@chiefimaging.com to identify the lost veteran and family member(s) who will be attending to accept the banner.

 

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Shelby County Outreach Ministries receives $5,000 Donation


 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelby County Outreach Ministries located at 930 Shelbyville Street in Center, Texas received a $5,000 donation from Superior HealthPlan.

 

 

 

 

Check presented by Rachel Thompson with Superior HealthPlan

 

 

 

Rachel Thompson with Superior HealthPlan

 

 

Center Broadcasting Company met with the presenter of the check and Community Outreach representative with Superior HealthPlan Rachel Thompson. Thompson described what the money would be used for at the Shelby County Outreach Ministries.

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelbyville Project Graduation - Joe's Car Spa


 

 

Need a Car Wash? Joe’s Car Spa in Center will be donating  $5 per car to Shelbyville High School Project Graduation for every car that goes through their automatic car wash on Tuesday, April 16, 2019   Students, Parents, Teachers,  Grandparents, Friends….. Get your car washed at Joe’s Car Spa on Tuesday!   Big Thanks to Joe’s Car Spa!

 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Results


 

 

 


The Shelby County Commissioner's Court met on the morning of April 10, 2019, at the active Shelby County Courthouse and took the following actions: 

 


The approved the minutes of the March 6, 2019, Special meeting, March 13, 2019, Regular meeting, March 20, 2019, Special meeting, and March 27, 2019, Special meeting of the Shelby County Commissioner’s Court.

 

They approved and paid weekly expenses.

 

They approved the Officers Report.

 

They discussed and approved changing Commissioners Court for next week, they will not have a meeting. 

 

They discussed and approved a Lease between the First National Bank of Wichita Falls and Shelby County for a front loader for Commissioners Pct. 3 and Commissioner Pct. 4

 

They recognized the Certificate of Compliance from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards for Shelby County.

 

They discussed and approved Colleen Doggett’s resignation from the Shelby County Historical Commission. 

 

Lastly, they adjourned.

 

 

 

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Special Olympics at Shelbyville ISD


 

 

 

 

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Public Service Announcement from Joaquin VFD


 


The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department is phasing out our “alternate” emergency phone number, 936-269-3800. This number should NOT be used in an emergency. Instead, we would like to encourage all residents in the Joaquin area to utilize the Shelby County 911 System in the event of an emergency. This was a difficult decision because the 3800 number has been synonymous with the Joaquin VFD since 1973.

 

However, changing technology has rendered the phone system for that number obsolete, and we are no longer able to repair it when it breaks. Calling 911 is the fastest way to get help in an emergency.

 

We also recommend that residents save the Sheriff’s Office number (936)-598-5600 in their cell phones in the event of a 911 malfunction. The Sheriffs Office dispatchers operate the 911 system, and they are the ones dispatching first responders to an emergency. Again, please do NOT use 269-3800 for an emergency. Instead, dial 911. 

 

 

 

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3rd Annual Stan Burgay Memorial Tournament Results


 

 

Cassells Boykin Park, March 30, 2019:  53 total teams hit the water on Sam Rayburn raising money for the Stan Burgay Scholarship fund and when the dust settled the hammer team of Shelby Shaw & Lance Hughes claimed 1st place with a great sack of fish weighing 25.01lbs. They also had the big bass of the tourney with a true Rayburn lunker coming in at 10.20lbs. Clint Wade & Stacy Spriggs came in a close 2nd with 24.71lbs followed by the Damon & Thomas Childress. James Jared & Justin Morton crossed the scales and claimed 4th with a limit of bass weighing 18.28lbs. Next up in 5th was the team of John Paul Packard & Chandler Burgay right of their heels with 16.72lbs was Randy Thomas & Michael Mooney. Rounding out the top anglers was Allan Shives & Zach Lucas in 7th with 16.64lbs. 2nd place big bass belonged to Robert Saltzman & Bush Smitherman with 7.11lb. giant.  

 

 

Name Total Weight BB

1. Shelby Shaw & Lance Hughes 25.01 10.20 (1st)

2. Clint Wade & Stacy Spriggs 24.71

3. Damon Childress & Thomas Childress         19.17 5.97

4. James Jared & Justin Morton 18.28 5.07

5. John Paul Packard & Chandler Burgay         16.88

6. Michael Mooney & Randy Thomas 16.72 4.46

7. Allan Shives & Zach Lucas 16.64

8. Donald Randall & Don Taylor 16.50

9. Gary McDonald & Clarence Denby 16.39

10. Dewayne Reese 16.30

11. Steve Phillips & Patride Raimey 16.06 5.21

12. Clint West & Brad Hillebrondt 16.05

13. Kevin Wolford & Chris Ramano 15.78

14. Mark Russell & David Moreau 15.25

15. Josh Dunuway & Jame Spell 15.10 5.44

16. Robert Saltzman & Bush Smitherman         14.96 7.11 (2nd)

17. Bobby Barreaz & Phil Hennigan 14.49

18. TJ Goodwyn & Mike Denby 14.32

19. Bobby Addison & Bubby Sanderson 14.21

20. Kent Graham & Myles Moore 13.22

21. Robert Yates & Scott Myers 12.85

22. Scooter Clark & Ryan Pinkston 12.05

23.Rick Chumley 11.51 6.97

23. Charlie Islas 11.51

25. Karen Miller & JT Lee 10.98

26. Ronnie Vaher & Amanda Vaher         10.94

27. Darien Greer & Kaden Ritler 10.54

28. Cory LeBoeut & Kathleen LeBoeut 10.37

29. Larry Cranford & Robbie Roberson 8.57

30. Sammy Peace & Mike Landtroup 8.40

31. Mike Cagle & Greg Ford 8.25

32. Keith Jefferson & Aaron Jefferson 7.25 3.28

33. John Spencer & Ronnie Spencer 0

33. Jeff Bunch 0

33. Willie Lyons & Clay Lyons 0

33. Jody Norsworthy 0

33. Stan Pittman & Lee Saenz 0

33. Nathan Prine & Jordan Breauz 0

33. Jody Goodrum & Rick Witten 0

33. Matt Granger & Kirby Cordell 0

33. Frank Cartwright & Selvin Cartwright 0

33. Trey Duck & Holly Duck 0

33. Vic Cooper & Ricky Sims 0

33. Luke Packard & Josh Sowell 0

33. Matt Matthews & Tyler Matthews 0

33. Paul Gunter & Logan Gunter 0

33. Richard Byrd & Johnny Dawson 0

33. Daniel Avery & Phillip Daffron 0

33. Bradley Odom & Levi Willoughby 0

33. Rusty Sanford & Eric Pledgers 0

33. David Koonce & Darren Wiggins 0

33. Mark Herring 0

33. Lynn Graves & Lee Graves 0

 

 

 

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Today's News 4-10-19


 

 

 

 

 

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Green Wing Day


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ducks Unlimited Green Wing Day is coming up this weekend, on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Center Broadcasting Company met with Green Wing Chairman Clint Tanner at the site where the event will be held.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Timpson Dedication Ceremony


 

 

 

 

 


Timpson ISD held their dedication ceremony on April 8, 2019, to showcase the brand new facility that will take the Timpson community into the future and better the lives of all their students.

 

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 4-9-19


 

 

 

 

 

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Traffic stop results in arrest; drugs found


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Monday, April 08, 2019 at approximately 12:45 p.m., Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) deputies Josh Tipton and Jimmy Wagstaff, while on routine patrol, observed a suspicious vehicle parked in a car wash stall in Timpson.

 

As officers approached the vehicle, a male subject exited the vehicle and attempted to walk away. While walking away, Deputy Tipton observed the subject throw an object in a trash can. Deputy Tipton detained the subject, identified as Phillip Lucas, 31, of Mt. Enterprise. The driver was identified as Ashley Phillips, 30, of Timpson.

 

Drug paraphernalia was identified in plain view in the vehicle. A further search of the vehicle and discarded item, officers located 8.5 grams of methamphetamine, 2.05 grams of pills listed in Penalty Group 2 and over four (4) ounces of marijuana. The paraphernalia found included scales and small bags for distributions.

 


Lucas was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 with Intent to Deliver (F-1) $150,000 Bond; Possession of Marijuana with intent to Deliver (SJF) $10,000 Bond; and Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 3 with intent to Deliver (SJF) $10,000 Bond.

 

Phillips was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 with Intent to Deliver (F-1) $500,000 Bond; Possession of Marijuana with intent to Deliver (SJF) $10,000 Bond; and Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 3 with intent to Deliver (SJF) $10,000 Bond.

 

The SCSO would like to thank the Timpson Police Department for their assistance.

 

 

 

 

 

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JJE Gibson Chapter Children of the Republic of Texas


 

 

At the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Convention in 1929 the members voted to sponsor an organization to be known as the Children of the Republic of Texas. DRT Chapters throughout the state would sponsor local chapters.

 

Membership in the CRT is open to young people under 21 who have a direct ancestor in Texas prior to February 19, 1846. The purpose of the CRT, like that of the DRT, is to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved and maintained the independence of Texas, encourage the study of Texas History, stimulate historical research into the earliest records of Texas, promote the celebration of Texas Honor Days, revere the Texas flag, and to cherish and preserve Texas, one and indivisible, as achieved by the fathers and mothers of the Texas Revolution.

 

Shortly after the William Carroll Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas was chartered in November of 1996, the members began preparations for a chapter for their children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews; the children of Texas. In April 1999 the JJE Gibson Chapter of the Children of the Republic of Texas was born. Membership in the Chapter varies as members age out at twenty one, but the chapter has received six new members during the past few months and is looking to grow even more. CRT sponsors for the new year are Carrie Agnew and Heather Walker and they are looking forward to a good year for the Chapter.

 

Members of the JJE Gibson Chapter will assist at the William Carroll Crawford meeting this Saturday as the parent chapter meets to elect and install officers.

 

March 1 has been declared CRT Founders Day, one of the DRT Honor Days, and the William Carroll Crawford Chapter proudly celebrated this day on March 1; the beginning ofTexas History month.

 

For more information on the CRT (or the DRT) contact Maggie at 248-3361 or any DRT member. 

 

 

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3 Vehicle Wreck on Hurst Street & Arcadia


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allegiance Mobile Health responded to the scene of the wreck

 


On the morning of April 9, 2019, a three-vehicle wreck occurred at the intersection of Arcadia road and Hurst Street in Center, Texas. Allegiance Mobile Health responded along with the Center Police Department.

 

 

 

The Center Police Department secured the scene of the crash 

 

 

 

 

A vehicle being towed by East Texas Towing & Storage

 

 

According to an on-scene report with Center Police Officer Anderson, a white Ford vehicle was traveling down Hurst Street and struck a passenger car and due to the impact of the collision, it struck a Ford F350. No injuries were reported on the scene.

 

 

 

Ford truck being towed by Hopkins Wrecker Service

 

Hopkins Wrecker Service and East Texas Towing and Storage responded to the scene of the wreck and cleared the wrecked vehicles from the scene. 

  

 

 

 

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TxDOT Promotes Safe Driving in Conjunction with National Work Zone Awareness Week


 

 

AUSTIN — In spite of a decrease in work zone crashes in Texas last year,  161 people still lost their lives and another 684 were seriously injured, with the vast majority of those killed—84 percent—being motorists and/or their passengers. As National Work Zone Awareness Week gets underway today, the Texas Department of Transportation  highlights its Be Safe. Drive Smart. campaign, reminding motorists to stay alert and exercise caution when driving through work zones.

 

“Work zones present a different environment for drivers to navigate with  concrete barriers, slow-moving heavy equipment and vehicles that may make sudden stops,” said TxDOT Executive Director James Bass. “That’s why we’re urging drivers to pay special attention in work zones on Texas roadways—for their protection and the safety of highway work crews."

 

In 2018, a total of 25,162 work zone traffic crashes were reported, an average of nearly 70 crashes per day, resulting in deaths that fell by 20 percent between 2017 and 2018 in construction zones in Texas.

 

At any given time, Texas has as many as 3,000 active work zones across the 80,000 miles of road TxDOT maintains. Since the leading causes of work zone crashes in Texas are speeding and driver inattention, TxDOT asks motorists to avoid distractions and put their phones away, obey road crew flaggers, slow down and follow posted work zone speed limits. Traffic fines double in work zones when workers are present, and fines can cost up to $2,000.

 

To safeguard roadside crews and first responders, the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law also requires drivers to move over a lane or reduce their speed to 20 mph below the posted limit when they see flashing blue or amber lights on a TxDOT vehicle, emergency vehicle, tow truck, or law enforcement stopped on the roadside or shoulder. Not doing so can result in a fine of up to $2,000.

 

The Texas Mutual Insurance Company is joining TxDOT to promote work zone safety through sharing of campaign materials and providing speakers for safety-related events. Part of Texas Mutual’s mission is to help employers prevent workplace incidents and minimize their consequences, which aligns with TxDOT’s work zone awareness safety efforts.

For media inquiries, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov  or call (936)633-4395.

 

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Handicap Parking Enforcement Project


 

 

 

NACOGDOCHES,TX (April 8, 2019):  The Nacogdoches Police Department's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will begin assisting the police department with enforcing violations of Handicap parking within the City of Nacogdoches starting later this month.  The CERT Team is comprised of civilian non paid employees of the police department that have specialized training in assisting with emergency and non-emergency situations.  

 

Based on the high number of complaints from the citizens of Nacogdoches in regards to persons illegally parking in handicap parking we have implemented this project utilizing the CERT Team in order to help those individuals that need the handicap parking spaces but are unable to find one due to someone illegally parking there.  It is our hope this project will decrease the number of handicap parking violators through enforcement and educating the general public. 

 

 

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Shred Day and Recycle Weekend


 

 

Time to start your Spring Cleaning.  The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Shelby Beautiful Clean Committee announces that the mobile shredding unit and a Recycle/Disposal unit will be in Center May 3rd.

 

The mobile Shredding Unit will be available on the Historic Downtown Center Square on Friday, May 3rd  from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Community members are invited to bring documents that need to be shredded.

 

The Recycling Unit will be on the downtown square all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday for your convenience.   We ask that NO TIRES, NO PAINT CANS WITH PAINT STILL INSIDE AND NO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS be brought to the Recycle site.  There will be times when assistance will be available to unload your vehicles for both the Shredding and Recycling.

 

These services are provided free to the public as a service of the Shelby County Beautiful Clean program of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and our generous Sponsors:

Shelby Savings Bank, Presenting Sponsor for Shredding Services

Farmers State Bank, Gold Sponsor for Shredding Services

Republic Services, Presenting Sponsor for Recycling/Disposal Services

 

For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or info@shelbycountychamber.com.

 

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Center City Council Meeting


 

 

The Center City Council will meet in Regular Session on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in
Council Room at Center City Hall. The following items are on the agenda for appropriate action:


I. Welcome Guests and Visitors.
II. Approval of Minutes:
A. Workshop Meeting on March 25, 2019.
B. Regular Meeting on March 25, 2019.
III. Discuss Consider and Action on the Following:
A. Approve Audit FY 2017-2018.
B. Approve Budget Authorization – Mural Program.
C. Approve Budget Amendment – Recycling Program.
IV. Items of Interest from Council and City Manager and Citizens – No Action Items.
1. Budget – Strategic Plan Review
V. Executive Session


Consider entering executive session for legal consultation with the City Attorney and discussion
of pending litigation, personnel matters and land acquisition with possible action related thereto
upon reconvening in open session in accordance with Government Code Section 551.071,
551.072 and 551.074


VI. Adjournment.

 

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Tenaha Public Meeting


 

 

*PUBLIC NOTICE*

 

THIS IS BEING POSTED AS AN OPEN MEETING IN AN EVENT A QUORUM OF THE TENAHA CITY COUNCIL WILL BE PRESENT 

 

THERE WILL BE A 3/5/10 YEAR PLAN MEETING FOR THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE CITY OF TENAHA ON TUESDAY APRIL 9, 2019 @ 5:15 PM AT TENAHA CITY HALL.


THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO ATTEND


FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT CITY HALL


936-248-3841

 

 

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Tenaha City Council Meeting


 

 

Notice is hereby given a special called meeting of the governing body of the City of Tenaha will be held on Tuesday April 9, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Meeting Room located at 238 N. George Bowers Drive in Tenaha, Texas.  If while the meeting, any discussion on items on the Agenda should be held in executive session, the Council will convene in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code Section 551.101. 

 
Order of Business


1. Call to Order
2. Welcome/Prayer/Pledge
3. Roll Call and Establish a quorum.
4. Discuss, consider and adopt resolution designating a management service provider for application and project implementation of the TxCDBG 2019 FAST Fund.  Action.
5. Discuss and consider approval to contract out the Water and Wastewater Department to 5C Utility, Inc.  Action.

 

 

 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting


 

 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 10th day of April, 2019 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 March 6, 2019 Special meeting, March 13, 2019 Regular meeting, March 20, 2019 Special meeting, and the March 27, 2019 Special meeting of the Shelby County Commissioner’s Court.

2. Approve and pay weekly expenses.

3. Approve Officers Report.

4. Public Comments on Agenda item.

5. Discuss and possibly approve changing Commissioners Court next week from Wednesday April 17, to Tuesday April the 16th.  

6. Discuss and possibly approve a Lease between First National Bank of Wichita Falls and Shelby County for a front loader for Commissioners Pct. 3 and Commissioner Pct. 4

7. Recognize Certificate of Compliance from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards for Shelby County.

8. Discuss and possibly approve Colleen Doggett’s resignation form the Shelby County Historical Commission. 

9. Adjourn.

 

 

 

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No Greater Love Play


 

 

 

 

 

 

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April is Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month


 

 

 

The Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center staff along with our MDT partners and San Augustine team is proud to wear blue today to help increase awareness and prevention of child abuse in our community. Post your own #GoBlueDay pictures to their page!

 

 

 

 

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Natural Gas Facility Explosion


 

 

 

There was an explosion that was reported to have occurred at a natural gas facility on Wednesday night April 4, 2019, that caused road closures in DeSoto Parish.

 

DeSoto Parish Sheriff Jayson Richardson reported that, fire crews were called to Enterprise Products in the Keatchie, Lousiana area. The first responders received the call at 11:30 p.m.

 

DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office Deputies did close Highway 3015 located between Marshall Road and Highway 5. There was no one that was reported to be injured durning the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelbyville State Capitol Trip


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2A State Basketball State Champion Shelbyville Dragons were acknowledged at the Texas House and Texas Senate in Austin on April 4, 2019. The Dragons met with Representative Chris Paddie and Senator Robert Nichols and presented them with a Gold medal. To cap off their trip, the Dragons toured the TX Longhorn Basketball facilities and were given the opportunity to utilize the facility. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Washer Pitching Tournament and 42 Tournament at Grill Fest


 


Join the Fun at Grill Fest this weekend, April 5 & 6.  In addition to sampling great barbeque you can participate in the Washer Pitching Tournament, Sponsored by Mathews Real Estate and the 42 Tournament, Sponsored by Shelby Savings Bank.

 

The Washer Pitching Tournament will begin at 12 Noon on Saturday. It is $10.00 per person to participate and the winner takes the jackpot prize.

 

The 42 Tournament will start Friday evening.  Registration begins at 6:30 and the Tournament begins at 7:00.  Registration fee is $10.00 per person/$20.00 per team.  Finals will begin at 11am on Saturday.  Winner takes the jackpot prize.

 

All Grill Fest activities will take place at the Rodeo Arena on Highway 7 East rain or shine.  We will be under the cover if it is raining.  Grill Fest 2019 is Sponsored by Farmers State Bank.

 

 

 

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1st QTR rainfall update for SAN Augustine


 

 

 

JAN 5.06

FEB 4.88

MAR 2.88

 

Yearly Total So Far 12.82

 

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Weather Update


 


Several rounds of severe thunderstorms are expected to develop today for far East Texas, Louisiana, and southern Arkansas.  Already  several areas to our North have experienced 1/4 inch hail & dangerous lightning.


Severe storms will again be possible on Saturday for the whole Shreveport NWS Region.    
An upper level disturbance will cross our area early this morning into the afternoon hours today. 

 

Warming temperatures and increasing moisture with the disturbance will contribute to bring a threat this morning into the early afternoon for Deep East Texas, southwestern Arkansas and Louisiana.

 

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 4-4-19


 

 

 

 

 

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Chris Jackson College Signing


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Center High School Student Chris Jackson signed on 4-3-19 to play football for Howard Payne University in the Center High School Library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Boil Water Notice Rescinded for Choice Public Water System


 

 

On 03/27/2019, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the Choice public water system, 2100005 to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.   


The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of 04/03/2019. 

 
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Vince Di Verdi at 936-591-1205

 

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Ray Jones Chevrolet 30th Anniversary and Celebration Coverage


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ray Jones Chevrolet had their 30th anniversary today 4-3-19. They had hotdogs, homemade apple pies, and blue bell ice cream. Center Broadcasting Company met with Marlin Ray Jones and ask him how it feels to have his business be around for so long.

 

 

 

 

 

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Notice of General Election for the City of Tenaha


 

 

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Center Broadcasting Co. & Shelby County Bass Anglers preparing for 41st Annual Take a Kid Fishing Bream Tournament


 

                                      

 


The largest children’s-only event in deep east Texas and western Louisiana will be held Saturday, May 11 when Center Broadcasting Company and the Shelby County Bass Anglers host the 41st Annual Take a Kid Fishing Bream Tournament on Toledo Bend.


For four-decades, the free event has been for kids ages 3 to 15, with every child receiving a rod & reel. In addition, trophies will be awarded in three-separate age groups for largest fish, heaviest stringer by weight and even smallest fish by length. 


Center Broadcasting Co. stations KQBB 100.5 FM, KDET 930 AM and KXXE 92.5 FM, along with a hand-full of volunteers put the original tournament together in 1978. The Shelby County Bass Anglers became co-host in recent years, adding a professional fishing atmosphere to the overall tournament, including the very important weigh-in. The bass anglers will once again be hosting a casting competition for all kids.


Tournament director Lori Alvis of Center Broadcasting, says the long-time tourney has provided a wonderful opportunity for hundreds of parents, kids and family members to spend quality time together in the outdoors.


“We’re very excited to have reached the 41st year of Take a Kid Fishing. The family time alone, seeing so many smiles, parents and children communicating year-after-year, is well worth it.” She added, “We hope you bring your child(ren) out and enjoy the day with us.”

 

Ms. Alvis said this year’s event could be the largest ever. Well over 500 participants took part a year ago. There’s also free hot dogs, cold drinks and grab-bags for each child.


Fishing begins at 6 a.m., anywhere on Toledo Bend, but all participants must be in the weigh-in line no later than noon on May 11 at Huxley Bay Marina.


All tournament participants must be pre-registered, according to Ms. Alvis.


Entry forms can be picked up at the Center Broadcasting studios, located at 307 San Augustine Street in Center, Huxley Bay Marina, Trail’s End Grocery & RV in Huxley, Southside Bank in San Augustine, or Hometown Tackle & Marine in Center. Forms can also be downloaded from the radio station website, cbc-radio.com.


Ms. Alvis said mailed forms must be postmarked by May 3, or can be dropped-off at the Center Broadcasting office, no later than May 6.


For more information on the Take a Kid Fishing Bream Tournament contact Center Broadcasting, Co., 936-598-3304.


Click here for the entry form:

 

 


Center Broadcasting Company, Inc.  P.O. Box 930 Center, Texas 75935
Phone (936) 598-3304      Fax (936) 598-9537       www.cbc-radio.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Bryant arrested for online solicitation


 

 

 

 

 

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) reports the arrest of Thomas Clyde Bryant, Jr, 21, of Tenaha.

 

On or about March 24, 2019, Bryant, utilizing a social media account, made contact with an underage female.

 

Bryant began making inappropriate communication, to which he believed was the underage female. The conversation was intercepted by the mother of the underage female and she contacted the SCSO.

 

An investigator with the SCSO took over the conversation and began communicating with Bryant. From March 24-28, 2019, Bryant sent pornographic images and explicit conversations to the social media account. Bryant asked the underage female to engage in various sexual activities with him.

 

Further research led the investigator to uncover the identity of the individual whom he believed to be Bryant. The investigator traveled to the home of Bryant at approximately 1 a.m. on March 29, 2019, to speak with him regarding the communications. Bryant agreed to let the investigator search his phone and at that time it was discovered the social media app used for the conversation was not installed on the device. The investigator stated to Bryant that he believed Bryant deleted the app, and Bryant admitted he did.

 

Bryant agreed to an interview at the SCSO with the investigator and during the course of the interview, Bryant was arrested and booked into the SCSO for Tampering/Fabricating Physical Evidence (F-3) $10,000 bond. District Judge James A. Payne, Jr. issued warrants and set bonds for Bryant on the following charges: Sexual Performance of a Child (F-1) $500,000 bond; Online Solicitation of a Minor (F-2) $300,000 bond; Sexual Performance of a Child – Criminal Attempt (F-2) $300,000 bond; Online Solicitation (F-2) $300,000 bond; Online Solicitation (F-2) $300,000 bond; Stalking ( F-3) $200,000 bond;; Display Harmful Material ((M-A) $5,000 bond; Harassment (M-B) $5,000 bond. 

 

Bryant was previously arrested June 15, 2017, for Sexual Performance of a Child (F-2). He was currently out on bond, awaiting the final disposition of his case. District Judge James A. Payne, Jr. issued an Order Revoking Bond for this charge. Bryant is not allowed to bond out on this charge.

 

 

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Pastor Stories - Steve Noble


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This time on Pastor Stories we met with Steve Noble pastor of the New Life Church in Center, Texas. Although he is known to many as the Little Debbie man who just puts out snack cakes, he has been involved in the ministry for many years and has a touching tale of how his walk with the Lord began.

 

 

 

 

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TxDOT Update


 

 

LUFKIN – Texas Transportation Commissioners approved on Thursday more than $391.7 million in highway improvement contracts statewide, with $2.5 million allocated for three new projects in the Lufkin District.

 

Angelina County was approved for two new projects on SH 103 and US 69, while Nacogdoches County was approved for one new project on FM 1275.

 

A project on US 69 at FM 326 North was approved for $114,856.50 that is earmarked for the installation of a traffic signal. Texas Traffic Control Systems, Inc., Dike, TX, will serve as contractor for the project. No timeline for construction has been set.

 

A construction project on SH 103 West was approved from just south of SL 36 (Old Mill Road) to just north of SL 36. Work will include widening the existing pavement to allow for an additional turn lane. Longview Bridge and Road, LTD., Longview, TX, will serve as contractor for the $1.6 million project. No timeline for completion has been set.

 

Nacogdoches County was approved for a $718,361.99 construction project that will include safety treating fixed objects on FM 1275 from SL 224 to the end of pavement. AR Brothers Construction Service, Inc., San Augustine, TX will serve as contractor for the project. No timeline for completion has been set.

 

As these projects begin, motorists are urged to stay alert and obey all traffic control near the work zones. Reduce speed and be alert for moving equipment and workers.

 

 

 

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Today's News 4-2-19


 

 

 

 

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Shooting Suspect Arrested


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Nacogdoches man suspected of two drive-by shootings that occurred in Nacogdoches County on 03-25-19 is in custody on unrelated charges. Bryan Martinez has become the primary suspect in both shootings that occurred on highway 7 east and Cr. 522. The first shooting on highway 7 east also injured one person that was grazed by a bullet as he was lying in his bedroom.  There were no injuries reported in the drive-by shooting on Cr. 522. 


During the same time period, two drive-by shootings also occurred in the City of Nacogdoches. After further investigation by the Sheriff’s Office into shootings that occurred in the County, it was believed that the shootings were related to local gang activity. The Sheriff’s Office also identified a person of interest, Bryan Martinez. 


Sheriff Bridges implemented a task force made up of investigators and sheriff deputies that were assigned to areas of known gang activity. During this time, deputies made 8 arrests in two days during the operation. 


On Friday night, deputies stopped a white Lincoln passenger car on Cr. 522 for a traffic violation. The passenger in the vehicle was identified as Bryan Martinez. Deputies observed that Martinez had a 9 mm pistol in his waistband that was loaded. Martinez was taken into custody. The weapon that was recovered is the same caliber that was used in the drive-by shootings that have occurred in the county. The ammunition is also the same type. 


Martinez 19 years of age from Nacogdoches, Texas was arrested for an outstanding grand jury indictment warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Martinez was also charged by the Sheriff’s Office for unlawful carrying a weapon and failure to identify – fugitive from justice both a class A misdemeanor. 


The weapon and ammunition including the spent casings and bullet recovered from the crime scenes will be sent to a forensic specialist with the ATF to analyze the ballistics.  More charges against Martinez are expected to be filed at a later time. 


Other arrest made during the task force operation:


1. Bautista Beatriz 21 years of age charged with Hindering Apprehension a 3rd felony


2. Edgar Roberts 20 years of age charged with Possession of drug paraphernalia. 


3. Hugo Saldana  19 years of age charged with Possession of drug paraphernalia. 


4. Daniel Standley 37 years of age charged with Possession of Methamphetamine 2nd degree felony. 


5. Brittany Gee 26 years of age was arrested for Motion to Revoke Probation charge from Angelina County. 


6. Jason Johnson 38 years of age arrested on out of county warrants. 


7. Edgar Garcia 20 years  of age arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine a state jail felony. 

 

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Shelby County Appraisal Review Board meeting & Shelby County Board of Director's meeting


 

 

 

 

 

Notice is hereby given that a public meeting of the Appraisal Review Board of Shelby County will

convene at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the office of Shelby County Appraisal District,

724 Shelbyville Street, Center, Texas. The following subjects will be discussed, and action taken

where necessary.

 

AGENDA

 

1. Call to Order

2. Approve the Minutes of the Meeting of January 8, 2019

3. Submit Supplemental Records for First Quarter of 2019

4. Recess

 

This notice is given pursuant to Texas Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551, Government Code. 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

Notice is hereby given that a public meeting of the Board of Directors of the Shelby County

Appraisal District will convene at 5:30 P.M. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at the appraisal

district office at 724 Shelbyville Street, Center, Texas. The following subjects will be

discussed, and action taken where necessary.

 

AGENDA

 

1. Call to Order

2. Public Comment

3. Approval of Minutes of January 8 and March 18, 2019 Meetings

4. Approval of Check Register for January through March 2019

5. Chief Appraiser’s Evaluation

6. Advise and Consent to the Chief Appraiser’s Selection of the Agricultural Appraisal

Advisory Board Members

7. Closed Session to Seek the Advice of the District’s Attorney Regarding Pending or

Contemplated Litigation.

8. Convene in Open Session and Take Possible Action on Items Discussed in Closed

Session

9. Chief Appraiser’s Report

 

Adjourn

 

This notice is given pursuant to Texas Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551, Government Code. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Don't Mess with Texas Trash-off Event


 

 

LUFKIN – The annual statewide Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-Off campaign is scheduled in the Lufkin District for Saturday, April 6, and motorists will see groups of volunteers on the roadsides joining forces to rid Texas roads of litter.

 

Volunteers and about 75 Adopt-A-Highway groups will be located throughout the nine-county district supporting this litter clean-up event. Drivers are urged to reduce speed and stay alert along state maintained highways where volunteers will be located.

 

The Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-Off is the single largest one day cleanup event statewide. It is the litter campaign’s signature annual event that began in 1985 and has grown to be recognized as the largest litter prevention event that works to improve communities. It is part of the national Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup campaign.

 

“Litter is a big problem in Texas and we are fortunate in our district to have many willing volunteers who help keep our roads free of trash,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer. “More than 435 million pieces of litter accumulate across our state each year. Littering is illegal and those who choose to litter should be aware that fines for littering range from $500 to $2,000.”

 

 

 

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A message from Timpson ISD


 

 

 

TISD is aware of the threats made against some of the other school districts in the area and is hoping the situation and that the safety of these and all schools is secured. We have added extra security measures this morning and will continue to do so as this situation is resolved.

 

Timpson Independent School District

 

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 4-1-19


 

 

 

 

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