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Shelbyville Dragon Drill Team Perform with the Rangerettes


 

 

On September 28, 2019, the Shelbyville Dragon Drill Team traveled to attend the 5th annual, Perform with the Rangerettes in Kilgore. In addition to a full day of dancing, rehearsing, and seeing the Kilgore Junior College campus, the team joined the World-Famous Kilgore Rangerettes and over 100 other drill team members for a stunning halftime performance. 


Emily Sowell-Danceline sponsor

 

 

 

Morning Practice

 

 

 

 

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43rd Annual East Texas Poultry Festival Schedule of Events


 

The 43rd Annual East Texas Poultry Festival, Sponsored by Farmers State Bank, opens its gates to a weekend of Fun, Entertainment, Arts and Crafts and lots of Food! The Poultry Festival will be this week October 3rd through October 5th on the downtown Center square, below is some organized information on what has happened and what is scheduled to happen.

 

Center Broadcasting Coverage of the Poultry Festival is brought to you by Borders Poultry Supply, Campbell Portable Buildings, John Burns Farmers Insurance, Mangum Funeral Home, Mathews Realty, and Taylor Funeral Home

 

Admission & Armbands


Admission buttons are $5 per person and are good for all 3 days, armbands for the rides are $20 per person and will be available Thursday from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. and Friday from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

 

 

 

2019 Poultry Festival Queen

 

The 2019 East Texas Poultry Festival Queen Kristen Orsak was crowned on Saturday, September 30, 2019, at Center High School at the East Texas Poultry Festival Queen's Court Scholarship Pageant. For pageant results click here:

 

 

Doo Dah Parade Results

 

Doo Dah Parade trophy winners include: First Place Windham Family Dental, Second Place Farmers State Bank, Third Place Children’s Dental

 

Queen’s Court float winners include Sweepstakes, Kaitlin Williams; Presidential, Tatum Mettauer; Mayor, Kennedy Bush; and Honorable Mention, Morgan Jefferson.

 

Gold Sponsors for the Doo Dah Parade are Ilho Sales and Imports Professional Title Services. For video coverage of the Doo Dah Parade click here:

 

 

Opening Ceremony

 

The Cutting of Boa will be held on Thursday, October 3rd at 10:00 am on the Frances Oates Center Stage! Children from all over the County will keep us entertained for the rest of the day! Be sure to check our website cbc-radio.com or Facebook pages KQBB RealCountry and Center Broadcasting Company for coverage of the festival. For a schedule of entertainment click here:

 

 

Chicken Trot and Fun Run

 

The 5K Chicken Trot and Fun Run, Sponsored by Cline’s Family Medicine and 936 Crossfit will be held on Saturday morning, October 5th, on the downtown square.  Fun Run starts at 7 a.m. and the Trot starts at 7:30 a.m. For more on the run click here:

 

 

Broiler Show & Auction

 

The East Texas Poultry Festival Broiler Show will take place on Saturday morning October 5th, 2019, at 9 a.m. at Raymond Motor Company located at 301 San Augustine Street in Center, Texas and the Broiler Show Auction will take place that evening on the downtown Center square at 7 p.m. For more information on the Broiler Show & Auction contact the Shelby County Extension Office at 936-598-7744 or click here:  

 

 

Rooster Breakfast

 

New this year is the Rooster Breakfast on Saturday morning following the Trot.  It is Sponsored by East Texas Poultry Supply.  It will begin at 8 a.m. at Raymond Motors.  Center High School Culinary Arts students will be preparing and selling the breakfast. For more on the Rooster Breakfast click here:

 

 

Wing It Chicken Wing Eating Contest

 

Also new this year will be “Wing It” the Chicken wing eating contest.  How hot can you go?  Find out on Saturday, October 5th at 5:30 after the Chicken Clucking Contest.  First 12 victims to sign up can participate. For more on the chicken wing eating contest click here:

 

 

Car & Motorcycle Show

 

The Second Annual Poultry Festival Car and Motorcycle Show sponsored by Zack’s Tint Shop. The Show will be held on Saturday, October 5th as a part of the Poultry Festival Saturday activities. It will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the downtown square. For more on the car show click here:

 

 

Photography Show

 

The 43rd Annual East Poultry Festival Open Photography Show will be held at the office of Dr. Charles R. Collard, O.D. located next to the RIO Theatre on the downtown Center Square, October 3rd, 4th, and 5th, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more on the photography show click here:

 

 

Quilt Show and Creative Arts Show

 

This year’s Quilt Show, sponsored by Scull Timber, and Creative Arts show will be held in the Old Historic Courthouse on the downtown square. For more on the Creative Arts Show click here:

 

 

Fundraiser Information

 

The Shelby County Outreach Ministries are having a raffle of an ATV, For information on the Shelby County Outreach ATV Raffle click here:

 

The Center Noon Lions Club are raffling off a Truck, For information on the Lions Club Truck Raffle click here:

 

The Shelby County Historical Commission is also raising funds for their cause, For more on the Shelby County Historical Commissions fundraisers click here:

 

 

Poultry Festival Entertainment Schedule

 

There will not be a pep rally on the Center Square

 

 

Poultry Festival Promo Video

 

 

 

 

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Tri-County Community Action Board Meeting


 

 

Tri-County Community Action, Inc. will hold a Board Meeting on Monday October 7, 2019 in Center, Texas. The meeting will be held at the Central Office located (214 Nacogdoches St.) Center, Texas.
The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm. For more information call Yolanda Neal at (936) 598-6315 Ext: 200.

 


 

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Doo Dah Parade Results


 

 

The 43rd East Texas Poultry Festival Doo Dah Parade, Sponsored by Center Tire Company, was held Wednesday, September 25th, on the Historic Downtown Center Square.  A large number of spectators enjoyed the Queen’s Court candidate floats, civic organization and business entries.

 

Junior Chamber of Commerce and Young Ambassador students and the Shelby Chick led the parade.

 

Doo Dah Parade trophy winners include: First Place Windham Family Dental, Second Place Farmers State Bank, Third Place Children’s Dental

 

Queen’s Court float winners include:  Sweepstakes, Kaitlin Williams; Presidential, Tatum Mettauer; Mayor, Kennedy Bush; and Honorable Mention, Morgan Jefferson.

 

Gold Sponsors for the Doo Dah Parade are Ilho Sales and Imports Professional Title Services. 

 

Farmers State Bank is this year’s East Texas Poultry Festival Presenting Sponsor.  

 

The traditional Cutting of the Feathers and Opening Ceremonies, sponsored by Focused Care of Center, will be held Thursday, October 3rd, at 10:00 a.m. on the downtown square.  See you there!

 

Center Broadcasting Coverage of the Poultry Festival is brought to you by Borders Poultry Supply, Campbell Portable Buildings, John Burns Farmers Insurance, Mangum Funeral Home, Mathews Realty, and Taylor Funeral Home

 

 


 

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43rd East Texas Poultry Festival Queen Crowned


 

 

 

Congratulations to the 2019 East Texas Poultry Festival Queen’s Court.  Kristen Orsak was crowned the 2019 East Texas Poultry Festival Queen at the coronation held Saturday, September 28th. First, runner-up was Princess Tatum Mettauer and Second runner-up Princess Kaitlin Williams.

 

 

 

Congratulations to this year's Poultry Festival Queen Kristen Orsak

 

Children of the Court during the East Texas Poultry Festival pageant were Miss Harlow Hutchins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hutchins; Baylin Phelps, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Phelps; Miss Presley Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Justin Campbell; and William Blackshear, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil Blackshear.
                  
Thank you to the East Texas Poultry Festival Queen’s court platinum sponsor High Roller Wells for making the pageant a huge success.  Gold sponsors for the event were Dazzle Me Pink and Blue, Elite Hair Design and  JML Management.

 

East Texas Poultry Festival Opening Ceremonies sponsored by Focused Care of Center will be held under the Big Tent at 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning.  Queen Kristen and her court will cut the feathers opening the festival.

 

For additional information, call Shelby County Chamber of Commerce 936-598-3682 or email info@shelbycountychamber.com.
 

Center Broadcasting Coverage of the Poultry Festival is brought to you by Borders Poultry Supply, Campbell Portable Buildings, John Burns Farmers Insurance, Mangum Funeral Home, Mathews Realty, and Taylor Funeral Home

 

 

 

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Shelby County Historical Commission News


 

 

The Shelby County Commission Historical Museum will be holding a public Auction on a rare JJE GIBSON brick. This brick was from the ones made at his brickyard that was located on Houston Street during the time he was building the Courthouse, Jail House, that is now used by the Chamber of Commerce as well as several homes in our town. The brick was made during the period from 1883 to 1885, making it approximately 134 years old. This is not the regular rectangular one but is rounded on one end, like the ones used around the windows and doors. The impression on the rounded end reads “JJE GIBSON”. The Brick is in almost perfect condition. It is mounted on an enclosed stand that would look great in any Business or Home' and something that not many people around have.

 

 

Gibson Brick

 

The Auction will be held at the Poultry Festival, (Oct. 5th), Saturday night at approximately 6:30, prior to the auctioning of the Chickens. This is your opportunity for a chance to win a piece of Historic Shelby County, and help out a great organization. All proceeds from this Auction will go to the Shelby County Historical Museum. Come out and show your support for a group who work daily helping keep Shelby County History alive.

 

We invite you to come by our Booth at the Poultry Festival and learn of all the things we have to offer. We are located on Pecan Street, directly behind the First Baptist Church.

 

We would like to extend a welcome to all members of the Shelby County Historical Society to come out and visit with us for a while during this year's Poultry Festival, October 3rd through October 5th. The Museum will have a booth on the square offering books and information to our community regarding Shelby County history and the Museum. There are one-hour time slots available for those who would like to volunteer and share their knowledge to our Shelby County visitors anywhere from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, on either Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. If you only have the time just for a quick visit, please stop by and say "hi". We'd love to see you! For further information, you may call the Museum at (936) 598-3613 or you may call Terri Lacher at (936)598-3484.

 

 

History of Shelby County, Texas 1988


The book everyone loves "History of Shelby County, Texas, 1988" has been reprinted and will be available at the Poultry Festival October 3- 5. There is a limited supply so stop by the Historical Society booth and pick up yours. Available in softback for $80.00 and hardback for $125.00. Cash or check only.

 

The Shelby County Historical Commission will be selling T-Shirts at the East Texas Poultry Festival. Adult sizes S-XXL, $20.00 each.

 

 

Historical Commission T-shirt

 

Proceeds will go towards the renovation of the 1913 Shelby County Historical Annex Building on the square.

 

Drop by the Historical Commission booth Thursday, October 3 to Saturday, Oct 5.

 

 

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Today's News 9-30-19


 

 

 

 

 

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Football Scores


 

 


Joaquin 45

Garrison 23


Center 63

Grace Community 42


Tenaha 39

Timpson 6


Shelbyville 14

Shepherd 7

 

 


 

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Sobriety Checkpoint Scheduled For Monday Night by Louisiana State Police Troop G


 

Webster Parish - Louisiana State Police has zero tolerance for impaired drivers.  To combat impaired driving in our area, Louisiana State Police Troop G will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Monday, September 30, 2019.  The checkpoint will take place at an undisclosed location in Webster Parish from approximately 10:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.

 

Our mission will be to detect and arrest impaired drivers before they can cause injury or death to themselves, their passengers, or members of the public.  We are asking the public to make the mature decision of designating a sober driver. 

 

To report aggressive or impaired driving, motorists are encouraged to call *LSP (*577) from their cellular phone to reach the nearest Louisiana State Police troop location or dial 911 to contact their local law enforcement agency.

Contact Information:

TPR Brent Hardy

Louisiana State Police

Public Affairs Section

Office: (318) 741-7409

brent.hardy@la.gov

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Street Level Interdiction Unit Proves Successful


 

 

Sheriff Jayson Richardson would like to notify the public of the newly formed "Street Level Interdiction Unit" (or S.L.I.U.) that is already proving successful in the removal of dangerous substances from our streets for the sake of public safety. The duties of the deputies assigned to the unit are to combat street level drug dealings while simultaneously working alongside the Tri-Parish Narcotics Taskforce. Sheriff Richardson would like to report that 13 arrests have been made, along with several misdemeanor summons and/or drug violations, by this unit in just the past two weeks. Those names, and the corresponding charges, are listed below:

 

 

 

 

1. Jacqualynn Krebbs was arrested on 09/10/2019 and charged with:
No License Plate Lights
Possession of Schedule II (Meth)
Possession of Schedule I (Marijuana)

2. Mikel Rea was arrested on 09/11/2019 and charged with:
Improperly Displayed License Plate
Possession of Schedule III (Subutex)

3. Douglas Davis was arrested on 09/11/2019 and charged with:
Possession of Schedule II (Meth)

4. Anthony Horton was arrested on 09/18/2019 and charged with:
No License Plate Lights
Obstruction of Justice
Resisting an Officer By Force

5. Kenneth Webb was arrested on 09/18/2019 and charged with:
Possession of Schedule II (Meth)
Driving Under Suspension
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Second or Subsequent Offenses

6. Leah Ford was arrested on 09/18/2019 and charged with:
Possession of Schedule II (Meth)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Introducing Contraband into a Penal Facility

7. Jerkendrick Shandle was arrested on 09/20/2019 and charged with:
No License Plate Lights
Possession of Schedule I- 2nd offense (Marijuana)
Possession of Schedule I (ecstasy)
Possession of Schedule IV

8. Davin Adkins was arrested on 09/20/2019 and charged with:
ATV on Roadway
Resisting an Officer by Aggravated Flight

9. Shunda Kelly was issued a Summons on 09/21/2019 for:
Possession of Schedule I (Marijuana)
No Child Restraint System
Proper Equipment Required

10. Jermiah Williams was arrested on 09/21/2019 and charged with:
No Turn Signal
Possession of Marijuana 2nd offense
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Fugitive from Justice

11. D’andre Holmes was arrested on 09/22/2019 and charged with:
Possession of Schedule V (Liquid Promethazine)
Possession of Firearm in the Presence of CDS
Felon in Possession of a Firearm

12. Jamarcus Miller was arrested on 09/22/2019 and charged with:
No Turn Signal
Driving Under Suspension
Possession of Schedule I (Synthetic Marijuana)
Possession of Schedule V (Liquid promethazine)
Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of CDS
Felon in Possession of a Firearm

13. John Keene was arrested on 09/24/2019 and charged with:
Possession of Schedule II with Intent (Meth)
Possession of Schedule I (Marijuana)
Possession of Schedule IV (Xanax)
Possession of Schedule II (Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

 

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Update on Sexual Assault Case


 

 

The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office has filed an additional charge of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child a 1st degree felony on Mark Thompson.  A warrant was original obtained for Thompson for sexual assault of a child a 2nd degree felony. The Sheriff’s Office made the information public in an attempt to locate Thompson after he was deemed a potential flight risk to avoid prosecution. Less than five hours later a crime stoppers tip led authorities to Thompson location at a motel on south street in Nacogdoches, Texas. 


Thompson 34 years of age, was booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail, where investigators would later charge him with 8 more counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a child a 1st degree felony.  Thompson has remained in the Nacogdoches County Jail on those charges with a collective bond set at over six million dollars (6,750,000.00 Dollars). 


During this ongoing investigation, NCSO investigators learned of a 3rd child that Thompson had victimized. A forensic interview with the Harold’s House was conducted with the victim along with other supporting witness testimony. NCSO investigators developed probable cause for the arrest warrant that was issued on Friday September 27, 2019.  Thompson was served with the warrant at the Nacogdoches County Jail and he has yet to be arraigned on the newest charge. 


Two other suspects that have been arrested in this case, Frankie Dale Mealer 45 years of age and Kelli Goodin   33 years of age remain in the Nacogdoches County Jail.  Mealer’s bond has been set at Three million dollars for four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child a 1st degree felony.  Goodin bond has been set at $60,000 dollars for hindering apprehension of a fugitive and two counts of failure to report a felony, a Class A misdemeanor. 
 

 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Agenda


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 2nd day of October, 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.    Hue Daw to donate bricks and cement to Pct. 3.

 

5.    Discuss and possibly retain the law firm of Allison, Bass & Magee, L.L.P. for 2020 Redistricting Services, sign the agreement, and authorize the first payment of $5000.00 for the Initial Assessment Fee.

 

6.    Discuss and possibly approve compensation from The City of Joaquin to pay Deputy Newton Johnson a salary for services conducted for the city.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

7.    An Executive Session will also be held for the purpose of discussing personnel, hearing complaints against personnel, or to deliberate the appointed, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee. The closed session is authorized by the Texas Open Meeting Act, Texas Government Code Section 551.074.

 

8.    Reopen public meeting.

 

9.    Discuss and possibly make a decision on issues discussed in the Executive Session.

 

10.    Adjourn.

 


 

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Special Guests at Focused Care of Center


 

 

 

 

 


On September 27, 2019, Justin Mott News Director for Center Broadcasting Company visited Focused Care of Center. Mott performed several gospel songs, along with a little classical, and blues music on his harmonica for the nursing home residents.

 

 

 

Justin Mott and his harmonica

 

Also visiting the nursing home was a therapy dog in training Boss and his owner Aurora Nugent. The residents petted the dog as Mott played songs on his harmonica. 

 

 

 

Boss the Dog with a Resident

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TxDOT Update


 

 

LUFKIN – The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday approved more than $514.9 million in new construction projects statewide, with more than $4.7 million approved for the Lufkin District. In addition, more than $40.7 million was approved for maintenance contracts statewide, with more than $2.5 million approved for the Lufkin District.

 

Construction projects approved for districtwide locations include:

 

Two projects, a $2.36 million and a $2.35 million were awarded to Stripe-A-Zone, Inc., Grand Prairie, TX, for the installation of profile pavement markings at various districtwide locations in Angelina, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, Sabine, Houston, Trinity, Polk, San Jacinto and Shelby counties.
 

Maintenance contracts approved for the district include:

 

A $718,542 bridge maintenance project was awarded to Scott Tucker Construction Company, LLC Fort Worth, TX that includes:


Angelina County: BU 69 NB at the Union Pacific Railroad; Spur 278 at Hurricane Creek and SH 103 at Crawford Creek

 

Houston County: US 287 at Mayes Branch, SH 21 at Big Creek and FM 1280 at Lost Creek

 

Nacogdoches County: SH 7 at the Attoyac River and FM 343 at the Angelina River

Polk County: US 190 at Choates Creek, FM 942 at Brushy Creek and FM 942 at McManus Creek

 

Sabine County: SH 21 at Carrice Creek, SH 87 at Housen Bayou Relief, SH 87 at Big Sandy Creek Relief and FM 2971 at Housen Bayou

 

San Augustine County: FM 705 at Copelle Creek, FM 3153 at Palo Gaucho Bayou and FM 3153 at Cypress Creek

 

San Jacinto County: SH 105 at Peach Creek, SH 156 SB at Stephens Creek, FM 945 at Sand Creek and FM 222 at Huffman Creek

 

Shelby County: US 96 at BNSF Railroad, SH 87 at Tenaha Slough, US 59 at Flat Fork Creek Slough #2, FM 947 at Nelson Creek and FM 947 at Ship Creek

 

Trinity County: SH 19 at Tantabogue Slough

A $1.3 million maintenance contract that includes on-call traffic control services for Nacogdoches,

Sabine, San Augustine and Shelby counties. Area Wide Protective, Inc., North Canton, OH, will serve as contractor for the maintenance section services.
$520,270.28 maintenance contract that includes on-call traffic control services for Polk and San

 

Jacinto counties. Area Wide Protective, Inc., North Canton, OH, will serve as contractor for the maintenance section services.

 

 

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Center Fire Department Chicken Lunch Plate Fundraiser


 

 

 

 

 

 


Going on today 9-27-19 on the downtown Center city square the Center Fire Department are having a chicken lunch plate fundraiser for $8 a plate. They will be there until sold out, so stop by and support the Center Fire Department.

 

 

 

Center Fire Dept. Chicken Lunch Plate Fundraiser

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 9-27-19


 

 

 

 

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Wing It Hot Wing Eating Contest


 

 

Who can eat the most wings tossed in ridiculously hot sauces? Find out at another new addition to the Poultry Festival, the Wing It Contest.

 

This hot new event will take place on Saturday, October 5th at 5:30, right after the Chicken Clucking Contest at the main stage.  Registration will begin at 5 p.m. The first 12 to sign will participate in the 1st Annual Wing It Hot Wing Eating Contest.

 

There will be 2 rounds.  Eight wings in each round. If you can eat all eight in the 6-minute time limit then you move on to the second with a much hotter sauce. The first contestant to eat all eight wings in the second will win the contest. You must provide proof you are over the age of 18 and sign a waiver and release of liability form before being allowed to enter the competition.  

 

If you love spicy foods and feel confident enough to take on the spicy challenge we will see you at 5 p.m. under the big tent on October 5th.    

 

Winner will receive a trophy and bragging rights.

 

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

 

Center Broadcasting Coverage of the Poultry Festival is brought to you by Borders Poultry Supply, Campbell Portable Buildings, John Burns Farmers Insurance, Mangum Funeral Home, Mathews Realty, and Taylor Funeral Home

 

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Rooster Breakfast


 

 


The Rooster Breakfast, Sponsored by East Texas Poultry Supply, is a new fun addition to the Saturday morning activities Poultry Festival weekend.

 

Saturday morning, October 5th at 8 a.m. at Raymond Motors, the Center High School Culinary Arts students will be serving breakfast. This will be perfect for the 5K runners following the race as well as all spectators, Broiler Show participants and the early birds getting ready for the car show.  All activities will be taking place on and near the downtown square and Raymond Motors.

 

The menu will be:


    Apple Pie Burrito  $3.00
    Southwest Breakfast Burrito  $3.00
    Granola Trail Mix   $2.00 per bag
    Bottle Water - $1.00
    Gatorade - $2.00
    Canned Soda - $1.00

 

Come hungry!
 

Center Broadcasting Coverage of the Poultry Festival is brought to you by Borders Poultry Supply, Campbell Portable Buildings, John Burns Farmers Insurance, Mangum Funeral Home, Mathews Realty, and Taylor Funeral Home

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Chicken Trot


 

 

It is not too late to sign up for the Chicken Trot 5K, Sponsored by Cline Family Medicine and presented by 936 Crossfit.   

 

The will begin at 7:30 a.m. on the downtown square on Saturday, October 5th.   The Kids Fun Run will begin at 7:00 a.m.  Pets are welcome on a leash and will follow runners.

 

 Registration fee is $30.00 and includes an entrance button to the Festival, good for all three Festival days.   A portion of the proceeds will go to assist the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce in providing discounted mammograms and other health screenings during the Health and Fitness Fair which will be held on March 2020.

 

If you pre-registered, packets may be picked up September 30 – October 2nd at 936 Crossfit (the old CVS building next to the Dollar Tree and Goodwill) the following times:


Monday – Friday 5am-6am, 8-9am, 12noon – 3pm, 4:30-5:30pm and 5:30-6:30pm. They will also be available for pick up the morning of the race.  

 

Registration for the Race is now open on runsignup.com.  

 

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

 

Center Broadcasting Coverage of the Poultry Festival is brought to you by Borders Poultry Supply, Campbell Portable Buildings, John Burns Farmers Insurance, Mangum Funeral Home, Mathews Realty, and Taylor Funeral Home

 

 

Center Broadcasting Coverage of the Poultry Festival is brought to you by Borders Poultry Supply, Campbell Portable Buildings, John Burns Farmers Insurance, Mangum Funeral Home, Mathews Realty, and Taylor Funeral Home

 

 

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Poultry Festival is Coming


 

 

 

 

Only 6 days left until the 43rd Annual East Texas Poultry Festival, Sponsored by Farmers State Bank, opens its gates to a weekend of Fun, Entertainment, Arts and Crafts and lots of Food!

 

The Cutting of Boa will be held on Thursday, October 3rd at 10:00 am on the Frances Oates Center Stage!  Children from all over the County will keep us entertained for the rest of the day! Look for the rest of the weekend entertainment activities in future updates.

 

The 5K Chicken Trot and Fun Run, Sponsored by Cline’s Family Medicine and 936 Crossfit will be held on Saturday morning, October 5th, on the downtown square.  Fun Run starts at 7:00 a.m. and the Trot starts at 7:30 a.m.  

 

The 2019 East Texas Poultry Festival Queen will be crowned on September 28th at 6:00 p.m. at Center High School.  There are 14 lovely young ladies participating in the Pageant activities, representing all Shelby County Schools.  They are escorted, 14 nice young men.  The Queen and her Court shall reign over the Festival.

 

New this year is the Rooster Breakfast on Saturday morning following the Trot.  It is Sponsored by East Texas Poultry Supply.  It will begin at 8:00 a.m. at Raymond Motors.  Center High School Culinary Arts students will be preparing and selling the breakfast.

 

Also new this year will be “Wing It” the Chicken wing eating contest.  How hot can you go?  Find out on Saturday, October 5th at 5:30 p.m. after the Chicken Clucking Contest.  First 12 victims to sign up can participate.

 

See you next week at the Festival!

 

 

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Football Update


 

 

The Shelbyville Dragons had a Thursday game vs. Shepherd, they won 14 to 7.

 

The Center Roughriders will take on Grace Community in Center on 9-27-19 at 7:30 p.m. the game will be covered live on KDET 930 AM broadcast by your Center Radio team.

 

The Timpson Bears will play the Tenaha Tigers in Timpson tonight 9-27-19 at 7:30 p.m. 

 

The Joaquin Rams will take on the Garrison Bulldogs in Joaquin tonight 9-27-19 at 7:30 p.m. the game will be covered live on KQBB 100.5 FM with Don Wall giving you your play by play action.

 

The San Augustine Wolves will take on the Hemphill Hornets in Hemphill tonight at 7:30 p.m. the game will be covered live on KXXE 92.5 FM with Tracy Broadway giving you your play by play action.

 

The Logansport Tigers will have a home game tonight 9-27-19 vs. Woodlawn at 7 p.m.

 

Also, a reminder the game that we are covering will be streaming live to our website cbc-radio.com

 


 

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Historical Commission T-Shirt Sales


 

 

The Shelby County Historical Commission will be selling T-Shirts at 43rd Annual East Texas Poultry Festival. These Bella Canvas T-Shirts feature an original graphic design of the 1885 Historic Count House surrounded by the 6 major towns in the county, Center, Shelbyville, Joaquin, Timpson, Tenaha, and Huxley. T-Shirts will be adult size S-XXL and will be sold for $20.00 each. Proceeds will be used towards the renovation of the 1913 Shelby County Historical Annex Building (County Records Building). Supply is limited, so head on over to the Historical Commission booth at the Poultry Festival, Thursday, Oct. 3rd through Saturday, Oct. 5th and get your limited edition Shelby County Historical Commission T-Shirt.

 

 

 

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Tenaha ISD School Board Meeting


 

 

 

 

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Wreck in Center Causes Power Outage


 

 

 

 

 

 

On September 25, 2019, in Center, Texas at around 1:22 p.m., there was a power outage that was caused due to a downed power pole on Lousiana Street. 

 

 

 

Truck Wrecks into Telephone Pole on Lousiana Street

 

An older white male identified as Donald E. Cohenour 72 of Jefferson was driving a dark-colored Chevy Silverado pickup truck and crashed into a telephone pole near Dr. Golden's Eye Clinic on Lousiana Street in Center, Texas, no fatalities were observed on the scene. According to the Center Police Department, Cohenour believed that he fell asleep behind the wheel and reported waking up after the crash. 

 

 

Center Fire Department

 

 

Center Police Department

 

 

Allegiance Mobile Health

 

The Center Fire department, Center Police Department, and Alligenace Mobile Health all responded. The vehicle was towed away and power was restored later in the day. 

 

 

 

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Today's News 9-26-19


 

 

 

 

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Doo Dah Parade 2019 Coverage


 

 

 

 


Center Broadcasting Coverage of the Poultry Festival is brought to you by Borders Poultry Supply, Campbell Portable Buildings, John Burns Farmers Insurance, Mangum Funeral Home, Mathews Realty, and Taylor Funeral Home

 

 

 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Agenda


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 30st day of September, 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. Public comments on Agenda item.

 

2. Discuss and approve weekly expenses for processing year end accounts payable to eliminate encumberments on the budget usage report going into FY2020.

 

3. Discuss and take action to disburse Child Safety Fee fund.

 

4. Adjourn. 

 

 

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TxDOT Seeking Public Input in Crafting the Texas Transportation Plan 2050


 

 

AUSTIN – The future possibilities are intriguing, and TxDOT wants to know what Texans think will be the most pressing transportation needs for the next 30 years.

 

TxDOT is hosting a second round of public meetings to gather public input that will be essential to developing the state’s long-range transportation plan, which helps inform the direction for the future of Texas’ multimodal transportation system. The Texas Transportation Plan 2050, or TTP 2050, will guide TxDOT’s planning and programming for the next 30 years and set long-range goals for all forms of transportation.

 

Texans who can’t make the meetings in person can participate online by visiting www.txdot.gov and searching for “TTP 2050”. TxDOT is providing an interactive survey to gather public input. The virtual open house also features a transportation usage survey.

 

Lufkin District Engineer Cheryl P. Flood shared her thoughts on the importance of the Virtual Open House and major construction projects in the Lufkin District.

 

“The development of I69 through the Lufkin District is critical to improving mobility, safety and connectivity through East Texas and the Lufkin District,” she said. “The expansion of our roadways plays a decisive role in our futures. The interstate is expected to be a critical artery and a benefit to economic development, agriculture, energy and industry through our district as well as our state. I urge the public to go online, visit the Virtual Open House and give us their input.”

 

This second round of public involvement follows a series of public meetings conducted earlier this year. Anyone who previously participated online, or who attended an open house, is encouraged to continue their involvement as there will be new information and additional opportunities to comment.

 

To receive information or submit comments, email TTP_2050@txdot.gov or call the toll free messaging center at 1-855-TEXAS50 (839-2750). All meeting materials will be available at www.txdot.gov via searching “TTP 2050” on the site.

 

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend and who may need assistance, or persons with special communication needs or who need an interpreter, should contact Casey Dusza at (512) 486-5149 or casey.dusza@txdot.gov at least three business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.

 

Online surveys will close Friday, November 15, 2019, and public comments will be accepted throughout the development of the TTP 2050 until early 2020. Written comments can be submitted via email at TTP_2050@txdot.gov or by USPS mail to:

 

TxDOT TPP Division – TTP 2050

Attn: Casey Dusza

P.O. Box 149217

Austin, Texas 78714-9217

 

For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395.

 

 

 

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Doo Dah Parade Invite


 

 

Dr. Danny Paul Windham with the lawn chair brigade talks about today's 9-25-19 Doo Dah Parade. 

 

 

 

 

 


Center Broadcasting Coverage of the Poultry Festival is brought to you by Borders Poultry Supply, Campbell Portable Buildings, John Burns Farmers Insurance, Mangum Funeral Home, Mathews Realty, and Taylor Funeral Home

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Chicken Fajita Lunch


 

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 9-25-19


 

 

 

 

 

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National Forest and Grasslands in Texas to hold public meeting to discuss Oil and Gas Leasing Availability 


 

 

The USDA Forest Service, National Forest and Grasslands in Texas (NFGT), is beginning the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) to analyze and disclose the effects of identifying NFGT lands administratively available for oil and gas leasing. The proposed action will identify lands available for leasing, leasing stipulations, and necessary amendments to the 1996 NFGT Forest Plan.

 

Scoping is a process used to identify issues of importance to the public. Scoping begins with the publication of a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare the EIS in the Federal Register. The NOI, which was published in the Federal Register on August 27, 2019, has a public comment period of 45 days. Public comments are analyzed to develop alternatives addressing issues raised by the public.

 

“We will be holding an open house on Thursday, October 3, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. followed by a public meeting from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the San Augustine Senior Center,” said Kimpton Cooper, District Ranger for the Angelina and Sabine National Forest. “We value the public’s input and we are looking forward to engaging and listen to them.”

 

The San Augustine Senior Center is located at 405 South Bolivar, San Augustine, TX 75972.

 

 

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Jasper Air Show


 

 

 

 

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Today's News 9-24-19


 

 

 

 

 

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East Texas Poultry Festival Kicks Off with Chicken Fajita Lunch and Doo Dah Parade


 

 

The 43rd Annual East Texas Poultry Festival kicks off with the Chicken Fajita Lunch, sponsored by East Texas Poultry Supply, Wednesday, September 25th at 11:00 a.m. on the Historic Downtown Center Square. 

 

According to Chairman, Bryan Wages, the lunch includes two chicken fajitas, chips, salsa and a drink for $7 per plate and delivery is available for 5 or more advance orders by calling 936-598-3682, faxing an order form to 936-598-5032 or emailing info@shelbycountychamber.com by Friday, September 20th. An order form for the Fajita Lunch, as well as other Poultry Festival Events, is available at the Chamber of Commerce offices on the historic downtown square or on the Poultry Festival Event page on the Chamber website, www.shelbycountychamber.com.

The Doo Dah Parade will be held later in the day on the 25th.  Center Tire Company is the Platinum Sponsor for the Doo Dah Parade.  Participants will line up at Farmers State Bank Drive-Thru at 4:00.  The parade will circle the historic downtown square led by the Shelby County Junior Chamber of Commerce at 4:30.  Everyone is encouraged to either watch or participate in the parade.  Ride your bike, bring your pet (on a leash), promote your business or organization!  Just show up ready to have fun!

 

For more information, please call the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682, email us at info@shelbycountychamber.com or visit our new website

 

www.shelbycountychamber.com and click on the event page to find all Poultry Festival information.

 

 

 


 

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Senior Site Halloween Fundraiser


 

 

Everybody mark your calendars for October 26th! The Senior Nutrition Site is having a Halloween Fundraiser!  The fundraiser will be from 6 pm - 11 pm that evening.  There will be live music, raffles, fun, food, and even a costume contest! For a small donation, you can have a spooky good time! For more information, please call Mrs. Dee at 598-7768.  

 

 

 

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Piney Woods Fair


 

 

 

 

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Japser Air Show Canard Aircraft


 

 

 

 

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Judge LeAnn Kay Rafferty selected to serve on Children's Justice Act Task Force Commission


 

 

The Honorable LeAnn Kay Rafferty recently was selected to serve on the Children Justice Act Task Force for the State of Texas. “I am incredibly honored and humbled to serve on this prestigious Task Force.  I remain committed to serving children and look forward to working with professionals throughout Texas to improving child welfare and to improving current state systems.”

 

The federal Children’s Justice Act (CJA) program was established in 1986 by Congress as Section 109 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and provides grants to States to improve the investigation, prosecution, and judicial handling of cases of child abuse and neglect, including cases involving child sexual abuse and exploitation, suspected child maltreatment fatalities, and cases involving children with disabilities or serious health-related problems who are the victims of abuse or neglect. CJA grants also focus on reducing additional trauma to the child victim and the victim’s family while ensuring procedural fairness for the accused. 

 

CJA funds are to be primarily focused on the front-end, intake and investigative piece of child welfare and should be used for programs to reform state systems. The Texas CJA program is administered by the Texas Center for the Judiciary.

 

Judge Rafferty was selected to serve on a multidisciplinary task force of child welfare professionals charged with making policy recommendations to improve the child protection system. Funds are used to implement pilot projects as well as model and demonstration projects that test innovative approaches to advance the handling of cases of child abuse and neglect and improve the prompt and successful resolution of both civil and criminal child abuse cases. 

CJA in Texas has supported a variety of initiatives affecting children and child welfare professionals throughout the state. Recent initiatives include:


Providing training and technical assistance for child advocacy centers to improve the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases by multidisciplinary teams; Developing statewide joint child abuse and neglect training for Texas peace officers and CPS investigators;  Conducting a prospective study on infant death to determine links between the infant’s cause of death and pattern of injury; Conducting a comprehensive review of current practices for child abuse medical evaluations in Texas and providing training and policy recommendations to increase the number of child maltreatment victims obtaining medical evaluations.

 

 

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Pastor Stories Hayden Wilkes



 

 

 

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NCSO Arrests Sexual Assault Suspects


An ongoing investigation by the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office has led to the arrest of three different suspects. NCSO has had an ongoing investigation into sexual assault complaint with two different victims both under the age of 15.  
 
During this investigation the Sheriff’s Office identified three suspects in the case that had all victimized these two victims. During early on in the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office learned that one of the suspects, Mark Allen Thompson was a possible flight risk. Probable cause had already been established for Thompson, and an arrest warrant was immediately sought for his arrest for Sexual Assault a 2nd felony. On Wednesday 09-18-2019 the Sheriff’s Office went public with the arrest warrant of Mark Thompson. In less than five hours, a crime stoppers tip reported that Thompson was at a local motel room on South Street in Nacogdoches, Texas. Deputies responded to the scene and found Thompson inside a motel room along with Kelli Goodin. Thompson was arrested at the scene and transported to the Nacogdoches County Jail on the Sexual Assault charge and a parole violation charge. Thompson’s bond was set at 750,000.00 dollars on the sexual assault charge. 
 
Since that time investigators continued to develop more evidence in the case on all three suspects. This Friday morning 09-20-2019, NCSO investigators obtained several warrants on all three suspects. 
 
Eight more charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child a 1st felony have been filed on Mark Allen Thompson 34 years of age; he was served with those warrants at the Nacogdoches County Jail.  
 
Kelli Rene Goodin 33 years of age from Nacogdoches, Texas  was arrested by NCSO deputies after being found in a local motel room,  for two charges of failure to report a felony a class A misdemeanor and hindering apprehension a 3rd  degree felony. 
 
Frankie Dale Mealer 45 years of age from Nacogdoches was arrested on Friday by NCSO deputies after being found at his residence.  Mealer has been charged with four counts of aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child a 1st degree felony. Mealer was booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail. 
 
Investigators have learned that the two primary suspects of the sexual assaults introduced these children to drugs, before assaulting them on several different occasions. Goodin admitted to investigators that she was aware that one of the children was being sexually assaulted and witnessed one of these events. Goodin failed to take any action to stop the sexual assaults from occurring, and further failed to report these crimes to authorities. Goodin further attempted to hinder law enforcement from the apprehension of Mark Thompson. 
 
There are many more details to this case that are extremely appalling that will not be released. It is truly horrific how these children have been treated by these three adults. This investigation is still ongoing and more charges are very likely to be filed in the near future against these suspects. 
 

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Center City Council Meeting & Packet


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Shelby County Commissioners Court Meeting Agenda


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 25th day of September, 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. Public comments on Agenda item.

 

3. Tax Assessor-Collector Debora Riley, to present Continuing Education Transcript to the Court for evidence of compliance with Texas Property Tax Code Sec 6.231(d) no action needed.

 

4. Adjourn.

 

 

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Tenaha City Council Meeting


 

 

Notice is hereby given that the Regular Called meeting of the governing body of the City of Tenaha will be held on Monday, September 23, 2019, at 5:30 PM in the City Council Meeting Room located at 238 N. George Bowers Drive in Tenaha, Texas.  If while in 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 (Must sign in prior to call to order and limited to 3 minutes) 
5.) Department Head Reports:
6.) Discuss and Consider Approving August 2019 City Council Meeting Minutes. ACTION ITEM
7.) Discuss and Consider Approving August 2019 Financials. ACTION ITEM
8.) Discuss and Consider Approving Ordinance No. to Establish Tenaha as a sanctuary city for the unborn.  ACTION ITEM
9.) Discuss and Consider Approving a Nomination of Amanda Treat City Secretary to the Appraisal District Board of Directors 2020-2021 term to represent Tenaha. ACTION ITEM
10.) Discuss and Consider Approving the 2019 Investment Policy. ACTION ITEM
11.) Council will enter Closed Session per Tex. Gov’t Code Sec. § 551.074: - Personnel Matters: Evaluation for Amanda Treat, City Secretary; Elizabeth Swint, Municipal Judge/Court Clerk; Roland Brittan, Public Works. 
12.) Closed Session Results and Action if any. 
13.) Council Comments 
14.) Adjourn

 

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Expect Mail Delays Due to Damage in Houston at a Distribution Center



Due to the recent collapse of the roof at the North Houston Distribution Plant for the United States Post Office located in Houston, Texas, which services our area, there will likely be delays to your mail. Letter mail will most likely be rerouted through Shreveport, Lousiana. Amazon packages should still be arriving though according to Center Postmaster Steven Standley. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pow/MIA Memorial


 

 

The local VFW Post 8904 and the Auxillary held a wreath-laying ceremony on September 20, 2019, at 10 a.m. the historic Shelby County Courthouse in honor of all our prisoners of war and those still missing in action.

 

 

Shelby County Historic Courthouse

 

 

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TxDOT Alert


 

 

ALERT: Traffic on US 190 in Livingston is at a standstill due to the Interstate 10 closure in Beaumont. Law enforcement is monitoring and crews are adjusting the signal light to a longer green. Be patient and stay alert as this could continue throughout the coming days until the water recedes from the roadways. Follow drivetexas.org for road conditions/closures statewide.

 

 

 

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Gas Station Robbery in Center Texas


 

 

On September 19, 2019, at approximately 5:00 am The Center Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit responded to K&S Food Mart located at 462 State Highway 7 East in reference to an Aggravated Robbery that had occurred. The suspect later identified by Detectives as Jonathan Vidal –Delacruz( H/M DOB 04/22/1996 had entered the store and attempted to fire a 9mm semi-auto pistol at the Owner of the business.  

 

 

K&S Food Mart in Center, TX photo by Justin Mott

 

The weapon apparently malfunctioned. Delacruz then chambered another live round into the weapon and pointed it at the victim, demanding the cash from the register. The victim complied and then Delacruz left the store.  Detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence that Delacruz was staying in and were able to locate evidentiary items used in the crime.  

 

Detectives later located Delacruz and he was taken into custody at approximately 6:00 pm. The Police Department would like to thank the Shelby County Sherriff’s Department and The Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers for their assistance and vital roles in the search warrant execution and apprehension of the suspect. Delacruz is charged with Violation of Probation Warrant (Original charge Burglary), Failure to Identify Fugitive from Justice (M-A), Aggravated Robbery (First Degree Felony) Attempted Capital Murder (First Degree Felony).  

 

The Street Crimes Unit is currently working with The Department of Homeland Security, and Delacruz is also being held on an Immigration Detainer and will face Federal charges of Alien in Possession of Firearm and Re-entry after Deportation offenses.  

 

 

 

 

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James-Antioch Community Meeting


 

 

The James-Antioch Community will have its monthly meeting on Sept. 21, 2019, at 6:30 PM in the James Antioch Community Building. Everyone needs to bring food to share.  We will have a business meeting and hear a report on the Garage Sale that we had last week. Come and have a nice relaxed time with neighbors.

 

Ellen Manning  598-3081  
 

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Football Schedules


 

 


The Center Roughriders will take on the Henderson Lions in Henderson tonight 9-20-19 at 7:30 p.m. it will be covered live on KDET 930 AM by your Center Radio team and streamed live on our website at cbc-radio.com

 

The Shelbyville Dragons will take on the First Baptist Academy Saints in Troup tonight 9-20-19 at 7:30 p.m. it will be broadcast live on KQBB 100.5 FM with Don Wall giving you your play by play action and streamed live on our website cbc-radio.com

 

The Timpson Bears will take on the West Sabine Tigers in Timpson tonight 9-20-19 at 7:30 p.m.

 

The San Augustine Wolves will have a home game tonight 9-20-19 vs. the Tenaha Tigers at 7:30 p.m. and that will be covered live on KXXE 92.5 FM with Tracy Broadway broadcasting and streaming on our website at cbc-radio.com

 

The Joaquin Rams will have an away game tonight 9-20-19 vs. Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs at 7:30 p.m.

 

The Garrison Bulldogs will take on the Alto Yellowjackets tonight 9-20-19 in Garrison at 7:30 p.m.

 

The Logansport Tigers will take on the Bossier Bearkats in Bossier tonight 9-20-19 at 7 p.m.

 

 

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Gumbo Festival in Logansport


 

 

 

 

 

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Houston Weather Update & Southeastern Texas Flooding Crisis Response Help Group


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Braden Courtney Wins American State Bank Player of the Week


 

 

 

 

 

The American State Bank Player of the Week, was in Timpson today 9-19-19 to award Braden Courtney this week ASB Player of the Week. Brandon Yarbrough and Torri Adams from the Lufkin American State Bank presented Braden with a trophy and a $2500 scholarship.

 

 

 

 

Each weekly winner (weeks 1-11) of the ASB Player of the Week award automatically receives an invitation to the end of the year banquet to recognize the weekly winners. One of those 11 weekly winners will be pledged a $10,000 scholarship to the college, university or accredited trade school of their choice.

 

Congratulations to Braden Courtney and thank you to American State Bank.

 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

Elementary Ice Cream Social – The ice cream social will be this afternoon 9-19-19 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity for parents to visit with their child’s teacher.  Come have a great time!


JH Football Game – The Jr. High game vs. West Sabine today 9-19-19 will be HERE at 5:00 p.m.

 

Game Location Change – The varsity football game vs. West Sabine tomorrow night 9-20-19  will be HERE at 7:30 p.m., not at West Sabine due to their field conditions.

 

Parent/Student Save The Date - Senior Picture Day will be December 11th.   

 

 

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Tenaha Tiger News


 

 

 

September 19, 2019-JH/JV vs San Augustine (Home) 5:00 pm

September 20, 2019-Staff Wellness Clinic; Tenaha vs San Augustine (There) 7:30 pm

September 25, 2019-Tiger Day Early Release 1:30 pm; Varsity/JH CC Zavalla Invitational

September 26, 2019-JH/JV vs Timpson (Home) 5:00 pm

September 27, 2019-End 1st Grading Period; Tenaha vs Timpson (There) 7:30 pm

September 28, 2019-Palestine Marching Festival

September 30, 2019-2nd Grading Period Begins; Dress Up Week (Dress Code Still Applies) Disney Day

October 1, 2019-JHFB, JHCC, HSCC, JH Cheer Pictures; Hawaiian Day

October 2, 2020-Candy Land Day

October 3, 2019-JH/JV vs Beckville (There) 5:00 pm; Jersey/Sport/Game Day

October 4, 2019-Early Release11:30 am; Spirit Day

October 5, 2019-Hall of Honor 9:30 am Café’; Parade 12:30 pm “Let the Games Begin”; Homecoming-Pregame 5:30 pm; Tigers vs Beckville Bearcats kickoff 6:00 pm; Varsity CC Poultry Festival 5K Chicken Run

 

 

 

 

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Timpson Football Game Location Change


 

 

 

 

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Joaquin City Council Meeting


 

 

The City Council of Joaquin will meet in regular session Monday, September 23, 2018
9:30 a.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.  Discussion and council action on Christmas Events.
3.  Adjournment.

 

 

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Center Class Reunions


 

 

The Center class of 1979 is having their 40th high school reunion at The Center Country Club. Saturday night October 12. Pay at the door.

 

 

Center Class of 2009 Reunion

 

Homecoming Oct 11th

Parade & Reunion Oct 12th

Reunion Venue: JOI Ranch

Time: TBA


Registration

$50 for couples

$30 for singles

 

Alcohol BYOB

 

You can complete your registration via

 

1. Cashapp - $CenterHS2009

2. Deposit at Shelby Savings Bank - Center Class of 2009

3. Mail to

Class of 2009

P. O. Box 416

Center, Tx 75935

 


 

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Joaquin JH/JV Football Games Canceled


 

 

The Joaquin JH and JV football games scheduled for tonight 9-19-19 at home have been canceled. 


Submitted by: Wade Lawson, Men's Athletic Director

 

 

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Call for Applications for Regional Solid Waste Minimization Projects


 

 

East Texas, September 19, 2019: ETCOG’s Solid Waste program is now accepting applications for its annual Municipal Solid Waste grant funds. Approximately $118,000 is estimated to be allocated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to regional solid waste minimization efforts in East Texas. Local governments and special districts may apply for funds by submitting an application to ETCOG by October 1, 2019, by 5:00 PM.  Applicants must be in the ETCOG 14-county service area, which includes Anderson, Camp, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Marion, Panola, Rains, Rusk, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood counties.

Grant funding requests must be in support of the goals and objectives of the ETCOG Regional Solid Waste Management Plan. Eligible public entities that may apply for funds are: 1) Cities; 2) Counties; 3) Public Schools and School Districts (excluding universities and other post-secondary educational institutions); and 4) General and Special Law Districts created as political subdivisions of the state, with the authority and responsibility for water quality protection or municipal solid waste management, including river authorities. 

 

Eligible project categories are: 1) Local Enforcement- This category consists of projects which contribute to the prevention of illegal dumping. These projects may include programs to investigate illegal dumping problems, educate the public on illegal dumping laws, and prosecute violators. These programs may also include activities such as monitoring collection and transport through a manifest system to enforce laws pertaining to the illegal disposal of liquid wastes; 2) Source Reduction and Recycling; 3) Citizen’s Collection Stations and “Small” Registered Transfer Stations; 4) Educational and Training Projects- Educational components are encouraged under the other categories in order to better ensure public participation in projects; those educational components should be funded as part of those projects and not separately under this category. This category may include “stand-alone” educational projects dealing with a variety of solid waste management topics;  5) Community Cleanup Events; 6) Technical Studies; 7) Household Hazardous Waste Management; and 8) Local Solid Waste Management Plans.

 

Application documents are available online at www.etcog.org/solid-waste. Interested applicants may contact ETCOG’s Community Services Manager, Julie Burnfield, at (903) 218-6436 for questions or to obtain application documents.  

 

ETCOG Regional Solid Waste Management Plan


The purpose of the Plan is to provide guidelines for current and future solid waste management to local governments in the region. The State requires that the Regional Plan give preference, to the maximum extent economically and technologically feasible, to the hierarchy of management methods for solid waste, from the most preferred to the lease preferred:


Source reduction and minimization of waste


Reuse or recycling of waste


Treatment to destroy or reprocess waste for energy or resource recovery; and Land disposal
 

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Today's News 9-19-19


 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Commissioners Court Meeting Results - Corrected


 

 

 

 

 


The Shelby County Commissioners' Court held a meeting on September 18, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. at the active Shelby County Courthouse located at 200 San Augustine Street in Center.

 

1. They approved and paid weekly expenses.

 

2. They approved the current payroll.

 

3. No public comments were given on the agenda items.

 

4. The court approved and adopted the 2019-2020 budget with the addition of the $5,000 to the Child Welfare Board.

 

5. The court approved and adopted the 2019-2020 tax rate of .7027 the same rate as last year.

 

6. They approved the 2020 Sheriff's and Constables' fees.

 

7. The court moved into an executive closed session for the purpose of consulting with the law of Flowers and Davis.

 

8. The meeting was reopened to the public.

 

9. They discussed issues discussed in the executive session, and no decisions were made.

 

10. The court adjourned.

 

 

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Longview Ambulance Operator Guilty of Health Care Fraud




TYLER, Texas – A 62-year-old Longview, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown.

 

Joseph Valdie Kimble pleaded guilty to health care fraud on Sep. 11, 2019, before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love. 

 

Kimble’s plea was announced today during a press conference held in Dallas with Texas U.S. Attorneys and the Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.   A total of 58 individuals across all four federal districts in Texas were charged for their alleged involvement in Medicare fraud schemes and networks of “pill mill” clinics resulting in $66 million in loss and 6.2 million pills.  Of those charged, 16 were doctors or medical professionals, and 20 were charged for their role in diverting opioids.   

 

According to information presented in court, Kimble operated Tiger EMS, a business providing non-emergency ambulance transport, mostly between skilled nursing centers and hospitals and dialysis centers.  Ambulance providers may bill for ambulance services only if there is a demonstrated medical need, which requires that either a beneficiary be bed-confined and it is documented that other methods of transportation are contraindicated; or the beneficiary's medical condition is such that transportation by ambulance is medically required.  Kimble disregarded medical necessity requirements and billed Medicare and Medicaid for ambulance services provided to patients for whom ambulance transport was not medically necessary.  The plea agreement provides for an agreed sentence of 30 months in federal prison and $751,986.80 in restitution. 

 

“Every dollar stolen from Medicare through fraud comes out of the pocket of taxpayers,” said U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown of the Eastern District of Texas.   “These are real costs that help drive up the cost of medical services for everyone. It is important that there be real consequences for those who cheat the system.”

 

A sentencing hearing will be scheduled at a later date.

 

This case was investigated by U.S. Health and Human Services – Office of Inspector General and the Texas Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan R. Jackson.

 

 

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Tenaha Cross Country Meet Canceled


 

 

Tenaha Cross Country - The West Sabine Invitational Meet has been canceled today 9-18-19 due to weather.

 

 

 

 

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Timpson Homecoming Parade


 

On September 13, 2019, Timpson ISD had their homecoming parade below is video coverage of the event, along with a link to photos

 

 

Video Coverage:

 

 

Click here for Photos:

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 9-18-19


 

 

 

 

 

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Shelbyville Jr High and JV football


 

Sept. 19  JV game at 5:00 pm vs Hemphill 


Jr High game to follow at 6:30 pm vs Huntington

 

 

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Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of Large Amount of Narcotics


 

 

 

(NACOGDOCHES,TX) September 17, 2019. A Nacogdoches Police Department K9 Officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle Tuesday morning around 11:00 a.m. in the 4000 blk of NW Stallings Dr.  During the traffic stop the police K9 dog alerted to the vehicle which led to the discovery of approximately 3 Kilos of Methamphetamine which has a estimated street value of $240,000.

 

The driver has been identified to be Leanthony Moses 42 years of age.  The passenger in the vehicle has been identified to be Deonte Moses 19 years of age.  

 

Both Leanthony and Deonte are from Little Rock, Arkansas and are currently being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on the charge of Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance F-1.
 

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Tenaha Tiger News


 

 

September 18, 2019-Varsity/JH CC West Sabine Invitational

September 19, 2019-JH/JV vs San Augustine (Home) 5:00 pm

September 20, 2019-Staff Wellness Clinic; Tenaha vs San Augustine (There) 7:30 pm

September 25, 2019-Tiger Day Early Release 1:30 pm; Varsity/JH CC Zavalla Invitational

September 26, 2019-JH/JV vs Timpson (Home) 5:00 pm

September 27, 2019-End 1st Grading Period; Tenaha vs Timpson (There) 7:30 pm

September 28, 2019-Palestine Marching Festival

September 30, 2019-2nd Grading Period Begins; Dress Up Week (Dress Code Still Applies) Disney Day

October 1, 2019-JHFB, JHCC, HSCC, JH Cheer Pictures; Hawaiian Day

October 2, 2020-Candy Land Day

October 3, 2019-JH/JV vs Beckville (There) 5:00 pm; Jersey/Sport/Game Day

October 4, 2019-Early Release11:30 am; Spirit Day

October 5, 2019-Hall of Honor 9:30 am Café’; Parade 12:30 pm “Let the Games Begin”; Homecoming-Pregame 5:30 pm; Tigers vs Beckville Bearcats kickoff 6:00 pm; Varsity CC Poultry Festival 5K Chicken Run

 

 

Friday Night September 13, 2019

Tigers 54 vs TK Gorman 0

 

 

Tenaha Cross Country - September 14, 2019

 

 

Way to go Tigers! The work you put in before daylight, after school, long miles, tempos, and dedication is how you get faster each week! Finish line tells all! Boys and girls - everyone showed improvements!


Oscar’s PR 17:53 - 4th place


Eduardo’s PR 18:51 - 9th place


Most improved: Daniel Loredo and Leslie Flores

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Jodi Edward Ginn Visits the Shelby County Museum


 

 

 

 

Shelby County Historical Society Meeting at the Shelby County Museum featuring guest speaker Dr. Jodi Edward Ginn.

 

The topic was "East Texas Troubles: The Allred Rangers' Cleanup of San Augustine."

The story of a rural community's extrication from the grip of a vicious criminal gang who built their power by exploiting institutionally marginalized African Americans.

 

 

 

A crowd gathered to listen to Dr. Ginn

 

In telling this story, Dr. Ginn revealed a multifaceted history of the reform of the Texas Rangers, and of an unexpected alliance between the legendary frontier lawman and black residents of the Jim Crow South. Dr. Ginn also held a book signing.

 

 

 

Dr. Jodi Edward Ginn

 

 


  

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Center Noon Lions Club Truck Raffle


 

 

 

 

The Center Noon Lions Club will have their truck raffle at this year East Texas Poultry Festival. Center Broadcasting Company met with one of the Lions Club members Bryan T. Wages.

 

 

Raffle Ticket 

 

The raffle tickets for the truck are $100 apiece there will also be four cash prizes of $250. 

 

 

 

Lions Club Truck 

 

 

 

 

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Chamber of Commerce Seeks Award Nominations


 

 

 

The 97th Annual Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Celebration Dinner & Awards, presented by Farmers State Bank, will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at the Windham Civic Center. This year is special as the Chamber will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary. 
 
During the awards dinner, the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will present the Farm Family of the Year award, Young Citizen of the Year award and the Distinguished Service Award.    

Nominations are being solicited from residents of Shelby County for the Young Citizen of the Year and the Distinguished Service Award. The Young Citizen of the Year was established in 1966 to recognize and encourage the young people in the area involved in community service.  To be eligible, the nominee must be at least 18 up to 39 years of age, a resident of Shelby County during at least six months of the year for which the award is given, and not a previous recipient.

The Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual who has shown faithful and outstanding service to the community over a number of years.

 

The selection criteria process for these awards includes personal involvement that enriches the general welfare of our communities, participation in a wide variety of community activities, specific contributions to some area of the community, leadership, personal or business progress, ability to cooperate with individuals,  civic, religious or social organizations. Candidates must be considered to be of integrity, sound character and generally well respected.

 

Nomination forms may be downloaded from the Chamber’s website or picked up at the Chamber offices.

 

Written nominations including additional letters of support regarding the qualifications of the nominee should be sent to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, 100 Courthouse Square, A-101, Center, Texas 75935 by Friday, October 11, 2019.

The application is attached.

 

Click here for the application:

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 9-17-19


 

 

 

 

 

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Center Riders of the Week


 

 

 

 

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Center Broadcasting Company Your Radio Station


 

 

 

 

 

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Joaquin City Council Meeting


 

 


The City Council of Joaquin will meet in Special Session Thursday, September 19, 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.    Discussion and Council Action on Approval of Budget Revision 2019-2020.
3.    Adjournment.

 


 

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Football Scores


 


Gladewater 48

Center 28


TK Gorman 0
Tenaha 54


Shelbyville 22

Joaquin 21


San Augustine 36

Garrison 28 


Big Sandy 31

Timpson 43


Marshall 6

Carthage 38

 

Logansport 9

North Webster 33

 

 

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Today's News 9-16-19


 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Memorial VFW Post 8904 Meeting


Shelby County Memorial VFW Post 8904 will have its monthly meeting, Monday, September 16, 2019 at the Post Home 617 Highway 96 North, Center at 6:30 p.m.

 

The Auxiliary will also meet Monday but at 11:45 a.m.

 

Thanks

 

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day


The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Americans take the time to remember those who are or were at one time prisoners of war (POW) and those who are still missing in action (MIA), as well as their families.  National POW/MIA Recognition Day is not a federal public holiday in the United States but it is a national observance.

 

Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary invite the public to their remembrance program Friday, September 20th, 10:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial, 1885 Historic Courthouse in Center.  The POW/MIA Flag that has flown there 24/7 for the last year will be retired and a new one hoisted. 

 

The names of veterans from Shelby County known to have at one time been a Prisoner of War and those still missing in action will be read.  As always the public, city and county officials from all over Shelby County are cordially invited.

 

More information contact Post Quartermaster Larry Hume, 598-2976 or chief@chiefimaging.com.

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High Speed Chase Leads to the Death of a Bank Robbery Suspect


 

A Houston man died yesterday afternoon September 12, 2019, after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase that reached speeds of over 130 mph at times. An attempt to locate was placed out on a vehicle yesterday afternoon by the FBI in reference to a subject wanted for Bank Robbery out of the Houston area. Lufkin Police and PCT. 1 Constable located the vehicle in Lufkin and attempted to stop the car. The vehicle which was occupied by a lone driver refused to stop. A pursuit began from Angelina County on highway 59 into Nacogdoches County.

 

 

The bank robbery suspect reached speeds of over 130 mph during the pursuit in an attempt to evade law enforcement. The driver lost control of the vehicle while approaching Woodland Hills Golf Course causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and ultimately crashing into a tree after going airborne.

 

EMS and Nacogdoches Fire responded to the call, but the driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. A handgun and a large amount of money were recovered from the vehicle. This evidence will be turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

The Texas Department of Public Safety is working the accident investigation and the identity of the driver will be released at a later time. The Lufkin Police Department, Precinct 1 Constables Office (Angelina County), Angelina County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Highway Patrol, and Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office were involved in the investigation.

 

 

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Tenaha City Council Meeting


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a special called meeting of the governing body of the City of Tenaha will be held on the 16th day of September 2019 at 5:30 pm at the City Hall, 238 North George Bowers Drive, Tenaha, Texas, at which time the following subjects will be discussed.  

 

If while in 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.


Agenda:


1. Call Meeting to Order
2. Welcome/Pledge and Prayer
3. Roll Call to establish that a quorum is present
4. Public Comments: Must sign in prior to Meeting being called to order.  
5. Discuss and Consider Adopting the 2019 Property Tax Rates. ACTION ITEM
6. Discuss and Consider Amending the 2018-2019 Budget. ACTION ITEM
7. Council Comments
8. Adjourn

 

 

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Joaquin City Council Meeting


 

 

The City Council of Joaquin will meet in regular session Tuesday, September 17, 2019
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 month’s minutes
5.    Monthly Reports:
a.    Utility Billing Manager Report —  Monthly receipts
b.    Public Works -Update —  Departmental Updates
6.    Council approval on Payment of Bills
7.    Discussion & council action on Jackson/Paxton water rates.
8.    Discussion & council action on claiming Joaquin as a sanctuary city for the unborn. No abortions allowed inside of our city.
9.    Council will hold a closed Executive Session Meeting
a.    Personnel Matters (551.074)
10.    Council reconvenes & possible action on matters discussed in executive session
11.    Discussion & Council Action on adoption of proposed tax rate (0.336200 per $100 of value)
12.    Discussion & Council Action on increasing Newton Johnson’s rate.
13.    Discussion & Council Action on smoking in City Office.
14.    Discussion & Council Action on Drug Testing Company.
15.    Discussion & Council Action on Christmas Parade & Festival.
16.    Discussion to determine the status of the old city hall. 
17.    Discussion & Council action on businesses inside the city who provide trash cans for cleaning of cars, to place a dumpster on their property & be kept free from trash on the property.
18.    Adjournment


IF during the course of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda should be held in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in executive or closed session, in accordance With the Texas Open Meetings Act, Governmental Code Section 551 and Texas Revised Civil Statutes.


 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Agenda


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court and will be held on the 18th day of September, 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 items.

4.    Approve and adopt the 2019-2020 budget.

5.    Approve and adopt the 2019-2020 tax rate.

6.    Approve the 2020 Sheriffs’ and Constables' Fees.


EXECUTIVE SESSION

7.    An executive session will be held for the purpose of consulting with the law of  Flowers and Davis. This closed session is authorized by the Texas Open Meeting Act, Texas Government Code Section 551.071

8.    Reopen Special meeting.

9.    Discuss and possibly make a decision on issues discussed in the Executive Session.

10.    Adjourn.

 
 

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Aggravated robbery ends with arrest of son, mother


 

 

On August 17, 2019, at 4:30 a.m., Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) deputies responded to a residence located in the Campti community in Shelby County in response to an aggravated robbery. Deputies learned that the homeowner was asleep and was awakened by the intruder. The homeowner stated the intruder was demanding money. The intruder forced the homeowner to the floor and forced her to empty her wallet.

 

The homeowner provided deputies with a visual description of the intruder. The homeowner escaped by locking the door when the intruder stepped outside on the patio. The homeowner then ran to call for help and the intruder shattered the glass door in an attempt to regain entry.

 

Through the investigation, SCSO Chief Deputy Kevin Windham obtained information on the suspect and the suspects' injuries. Chief Windham and SCSO Deputy Ruth Gonzales were informed that the suspect had received treatment outside Shelby County. Once the suspect was identified, information was obtained that the suspect and his mother were planning on fleeing to another country to avoid capture by law enforcement officials.

 

Chief Windham, Deputy Gonzales, SCSO Lieutenant Del Birdwell, and the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office set up surveillance at a designated location in Nacogdoches County. Once the suspects’ vehicle was observed, it was followed from Nacogdoches County into Angelina County, where Chief Windham contacted the Angelina County Sheriff’s Department for assistance.

 

The suspects were arrested without further incident.

 

 

 

 

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Fire at Watts & Watts BBQ in San Augustine


 

 

 

 


On Friday, September 13, 2019, there was a fire that occurred at Watts & Watts BBQ located at 200 US-96 in San Augustine, Texas. According to the owner, Mr. Watts at around 11 a.m. a fire broke out in the pithouse and exploded at least one or more propane tanks, the fire did burn the side of the building and the pithouse shed.

 

 

 

Watts & Watts BBQ Pithouse

 

 

 

Propane Tanks

 

 

Fortunately, no one was hurt and officials put out the fire at around 12 noon before it caused any major damage to the building, the pit house shed, however, did burn to a crisp with black charred support beams still partially holding it up.

 

 

 

 

Pithouse after the fire

 

 

 

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Center Downtown Renovation Project Construction Update


 

 

With the timing of initial construction sliding into mid-Sept, the City and contractor have today mutually agreed to postpone major demolition until the day following the Poultry Festival.  This should avoid any imposition on the annual event or unnecessary hazardous situations.  This extra two weeks will also allow the contractor sufficient time to guarantee initial deliveries so as to minimize any period between demolition and commencing installation of new materials.

 

 

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National Night Out to be Celebrated in Nacogdoches


 


(Nacogdoches, Tx.) Neighborhood Watch Programs and the Nacogdoches Police Department will be celebrating National Night Out in Texas on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

 

 “The National Association of Town Watch, who sponsors National Night Out, allows the celebration to be held the first Tuesday in October for Texas residents, NPD Sgt. Brett Ayres said. “Texas law enforcement suggested this several years ago because of heat and mosquito concerns. NNO has been celebrated by most Texans in October for the past several years.

 

Neighborhood Watch groups within the city will hold “block parties” on the evening of October 1st . 

National Night Out is a night when residents are encouraged to lock their doors and spend the evening getting to know their neighbors in the name of crime prevention. Law Enforcement officers and other officials visit these parties to form relationships with the residents. Anyone interested in forming a Neighborhood Watch Program in the city or hosting a block party should contact the police department at 559-2607. Block parties should register with the police department by Friday, September 27th.

 


 

 

 

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Joaquin School Board Meeting


 

 

Notice is hereby given that on the 16th day of September 2019 the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin School District will hold a regular meeting at 6:00 p.m., at the Administration building, Joaquin, Texas.


The subjects to be discussed are listed on the agenda attached to and made a part of this Notice.

 


AGENDA FOR September 16, 2019
1. Roll call, the establishment of quorum, call to order – Joaquin ISD may have member(s) via video conference call – Texas Government Code Section 551.127 
2. Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance
3. Audience Participation – In accordance with Joaquin ISD Policy BED Local no presentation shall exceed five
minutes. Delegations of more than five persons shall appoint one person to present their views before the Board.
4. Report/Information items:
4.1 Director of Finance Reports
4.1.1 Monthly Financial Report
4.1.2 Quarterly Investment Report
4.1.3 Annual Investment Report
4.2 Accountability Ratings
4.3 Student Safety on the sidelines
5. Agenda Items for consideration and possible action:
5.1 Minutes from the previous month’s meeting
5.2 Approve Proposal and Purchases over $50,000 for 2 School Buses
5.3 Approve Authorized Representative for Investment Accounts
5.4 Approve Resolution for Joaquin ISD Sec.125 Cafeteria Plan
5.5 Approve Innovative Courses
5.6 Approve Substitute Employee List
5.7 Approve Investment Broker’s List and Review Local Investment Policy
5.8 Appointment of Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) Members
 6. Recommendations for items to be placed on the agenda for the next Board meeting
7. Designation of date and time of next meetings: October 21, 2019, 6:00 pm
8. Adjournment

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TxDOT Update


 

 

LUFKIN – A pre-construction meeting was held in the Lufkin District Office Thursday signaling the beginning of a new construction project in Angelina County.

 

Work is scheduled to begin on US 69 South that is designed to widen the roadway to a four-lane rural divided highway from FM 1270 in Zavalla to the Jasper County Line. 

 

Drewery Construction Co., Nacogdoches TX, will serve as contractor for the $37.5 million project that is slated for completion in early 2023, weather permitting. Contractors will begin setting barricades Sept.16 and work is scheduled to begin on Sept. 21.

 

“This project will widen the roadway from Zavalla to the Jasper County Line at the edge of the Lufkin District. There are other projects currently underway from Huntington to Zavalla and they are progressing well. Once completed, these projects will provide for improved traffic flow and enhance the safety of all motorists traveling this corridor,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer for the district.

 

As this project begins, motorists are urged to stay alert for heavy equipment and workers through the area. Reduce speed and obey all traffic control devices, flaggers and lead cars that could be used to detour traffic safely through the work zone.

 

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

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Tenaha School Board Meeting


 

 

 

 

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Football Schedules


 


The Center Roughriders will take on the Gladewater Bears a home game this Friday, September 13, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. the game will be covered live on KDET 930 AM by your Center Radio Team and streamed live on our website at cbc-radio.com 

 

The Shelbyville Dragons will take on the Joaquin Rams in Joaquin on Friday, September 13, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. the game will be the Area Game of the Week with Don Wall and will be broadcast live on KQBB 100.5 FM and streamed live on our website cbc-radio.com

 

The Timpson Bears will take on the Big Sandy Wildcats a home game for Timpson on Friday, September 13, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. 

 

The Tenaha Tigers will have a home game vs. the TK Gorman Crusaders on Friday, September 13, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. 

 

The San Augustine Wolves will travel to Garrison to take on the Bulldogs on Friday, September 13, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast by Tracy Broadway live on KXXE 92.5 FM. The game will also be streamed live on our website cbc-radio.com

 

The Logansport Tigers will take on the North Webster Knights in North Webster on Friday, September 13, 2019, at 7 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Coordinating Board Announces New Commissioner of Higher Education


 


Sept. 11, 2019, Austin, Texas – The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) today voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Harrison Keller to serve as the next commissioner of higher education. Dr. Keller will assume his new post on Oct. 1.


“The Search Committee recommended him to the board after a national search, because he stood out from a competitive field of candidates for his extensive knowledge of and experience in strengthening higher education and broadening opportunity for all Texans,” said Board Chair Stuart W. Stedman. “We believe that Harrison Keller will be able to assist the Coordinating Board in making great strides toward the fulfillment of our mission and our continued work toward achieving the goals of 60x30TX.”


“I am pleased that the Coordinating Board has selected Harrison Keller,” commented Gov. Greg Abbott. “With his strong higher education background, we look forward to his leadership and his support in developing and working toward important initiatives to advance postsecondary education and workforce readiness for our citizens.”


Dr. Keller comes to the Coordinating Board from The University of Texas at Austin, where he has been serving President Gregory Fenves as deputy to the president for strategy and policy. Previously he served as vice provost for higher education policy and research and founded the OnRamps and Texas OnCourse initiatives. Earlier in his career he served as senior education policy advisor and director of research for Rep. Tom Craddick during his tenure as Speaker of the Texas House, and as a project director at UT Austin’s Charles A. Dana Center.


Dr. Keller received his B.A. with honors from the University of Notre Dame, and went on to receive master’s and doctoral degrees in philosophy from Georgetown University. He also served in the U.S. Navy Reserve as an intelligence officer.


He will be the sixth individual to hold the leadership position for the agency since its founding under Gov. John Connally in 1965, succeeding Dr. Raymund Paredes, who is stepping down after serving as commissioner for 15 years.


“As a sixth-generation Texan, a son of public school educators, and someone who has spent my career working at the intersections of educational policy, practice and innovation, I believe that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to serve our state. I look forward to working with the Coordinating Board, the Governor’s office, and legislative, business, community, and education leaders across the state to expand educational and economic opportunities for Texas,” said Dr. Keller.


A native of the Texas Panhandle, Keller resides in Austin with his wife Gena and their three children.

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Today's News 9-12-19


 

 

 

 

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Patriots Day Event Coverage


 

 

 

 

 

The local VFW Post 8904 and the Auxillary hosted a memorial service on September 11, 2019, in remembrance of 9-11 the day now known as Patriots Day. The event was held at 10 a.m. on the downtown Center city square on the grounds of the historic Shelby County Courthouse next to the flag pole by the Veterans memorial. Larry Hume VFW Post Quartermaster lead the event and gave the opening speech.

 

The podium was turned over to some of our local first responders including Center Fire Chief Keith Byndom, Center Police Chief Jim Albers, Shelby County Chief Deputy Kevin Windham, and Jessie Griffith with Alligenance Mobile Health. 

 

 

Center Fire Chief Keith Byndom

 

 

 

Center Police Chief Jim Albers

 

 

Shelby County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Kevin Windham

 

 

Jessie Griffith with Alligenance Mobile Health

 

 

Video Coverage:

 

 

 

After the speeches were given Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell laid the memorial wreath on the Veterans Memorial, a moment of silence was observed, taps was played by a VFW Post member and Leah Porterfield sang God Bless America. Once the event ended the crowd gathered for a large group photo. Following the event, people were allowed to eat the doughnuts provided by Affinity Hospice.

 

 

Group photo

 

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TxDOT Update


 

 

LUFKIN – A pre-construction meeting was held Monday in the Lufkin Area Office signaling the beginning of a new construction project in Angelina County.

 

Crews will begin work next week on FM 326 for the rehabilitation of the existing roadway that will consist of reconstructing and widening the pavement from SH 103 East to FM 1475 and from FM 1475 to US 69 South. Work will include the construction of 3-foot shoulders for a total roadway width of 28-feet.

 

Pinto Construction, Nacogdoches TX, will serve as contractor for the $3.6 million project that is expected to be completed by mid-2020, weather permitting. Work zone signage will be placed alerting motorists of workers and moving equipment through the area. Motorists should expect a single lane of traffic to be led by a lead car during the construction.

 

Motorists should prepare for delays and obey all flaggers and signage through the work zone. Stay alert and observe all speed limits in the area. For more information regarding projects and closures statewide, visit drivetexas.org.

 

 

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Smart Start in Nacogdoches


 

 

 

 

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Halloween in the Hole


 

 

Presented by

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office & John Burns, Farmers Insurance

 

This year’s event will take place Oct. 28, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. –7:00 p.m. at the Center High School baseball field. Kids dressed in costumes 13 and under are invited to an evening of trick-or-treat fun!

 

Table reservations are required to pass out candy and treats to trick-or-treaters. To reserve a spot for your business, organization, club, etc., contact Leah Chase at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at (936) 598-5601 or leah.chase@co.shelby.tx.us or John Burns at (936) 427-5077 or jburns2@farmersagent.com .


Businesses will need to have a decorated table with a sign displaying the business name set up by 5:30 p.m. Businesses will be allowed to start setting up at 5:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you at the hole!

 

 

 

 

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2019 Hall of Honor Inductees Announced



 


A time honored tradition continues at Tenaha Independent School District.  Tenaha ISD recognizes those that have displayed outstanding dedication and commitment to their community.  Through the years numerous members have been initiated into the Hall of Honor. 
The process begins with nominations from members of the community.  A committee then begins the difficult task of deciding who will be chosen.   This year Tenaha ISD is proud to present Robert Barton and Mike Ogden as the 2019 Hall of Honor inductees. 

 

Robert Barton is a 1975 graduate of Tenaha ISD, where he participated in Football, Basketball, Baseball and Golf.  Robert was also a class officer and a member of the student council. After graduating Robert attended Panola Jr College and Stephen F. Austin University.


Robert served as President of Tenaha Youth Sports a number of years and also coached the Tenaha Little League, Tenaha Youth Football and Tenaha Little Dribblers. Robert also served as President of the Tiger Booster Club for many years.

 

Robert has been a high school sports official for over 40 years, where he officiated baseball, football and basketball which he is still actively doing today. He also had the privilege to broadcast the play by play for KGAS Radio in 2003 when the Tigers won their first State Championship in Basketball and was the color commentator in 1998 when the Tigers won their first Sate Championship in Football.

 

 Robert was presented the On Your Side award from KTBS channel 3 in 2006 for his help in bringing awareness to Childhood Cancer.


Robert has served on the Tenaha ISD Board of Trustees for over 20 years where he has held the office of Secretary, President and is currently the Vice-President.

 

Robert is a Tiger supporter in all their activities and has traveled many a mile to watch the Tigers compete in all activities. Robert is a member of the First Baptist Church of Tenaha.

Mike Ogden is a 1976 graduate of Tenaha High School, having attended all twelve years of school in Tenaha.  He married his high school sweetheart, Crystal Umbrell Ogden, who is a 1978 Tenaha graduate.  He has two loving daughters who are both graduates of Tenaha High School as well.  Kim Ogden Sitgreaves (2001) and husband Drew, and Stacie Ogden Barr (2004) and husband Brandon.  Mike has three grandchildren who adore their Pawpaw; Andrew Graham Sitgreaves, Briggs Michael Sitgreaves and Harper Jane Sitgreaves.


It has been both a privilege and a great honor for Mike to serve on the school board of Tenaha ISD for 10 years collectively.  He has served on the city council for one term.    He coached several little league baseball teams and has been a Tenaha booster club supporter.  Mike has been a long-time member of Tenaha First Baptist Church; serving as a deacon for 25 years.  He is a fan of ALL things Tenaha Tigers and can usually be found wherever a ballgame is being held, sporting his maroon and white and cheering on his favorite team and students!
Growing up in a small town is one of the things Mike loves most about his years in school at Tenaha.  It’s one of the things he still loves!  He is grateful for the many teachers who counseled and invested in him throughout school.  Those experiences have played a huge roll in how he strives to mentor the youth of Tenaha today.   He devotes much of his time to being present for them and supporting them in their academic, athletic and individual endeavors.   He knows the immense value in pouring into young people because of those in the school system who did so for him.


The 2019 Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony will kick off the 2019 Tenaha ISD Homecoming Activities on October 5th at 9:30 am in the Tenaha High School Cafetorium.  

 

 

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Nacogdoches Deputy-Involved Shooting


 

 

 


On Saturday, September 7, 2019, shortly after 1:20 pm, Nacogdoches Combined Dispatch received a 911 call about a stabbing that occurred at highway 103E and FM 95. The caller also advised that the suspect then approached his vehicle and attempted to cut him with a knife and take his vehicle.  


The suspect was observed getting into another vehicle which was a white Dodge Ram pickup truck that traveled westbound on highway 103 towards Etoile. The witness/victim continued to follow the truck and remain on the line with dispatch reporting information as it occurred. 


The suspect exited from the white dodge truck in Etoile, Texas at highway 103 E and FM 226. It was reported to dispatch that before deputies arrived on the scene, that the suspect attempted to carjack several more vehicles on highway 103 E., the suspect also entered into a residence unlawfully where other victims were assaulted. 


A deputy arrived on the scene and attempted to arrest the suspect. The suspect refused to comply and during the attempted arrest shots were fired by the Deputy. EMS was summoned to the scene and deputies started life-saving measures to include CPR. 


Terry Wayne Phipps  (white / male)  40 years of age from Cushing, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, Judge Tigner-Thompson.  An autopsy was ordered. 
The deputy involved in the shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave per the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office policy and procedure. 


The Texas Rangers were notified and called to the scene. They will be the primary agency handling the shooting investigation. The Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Office will be conducting an internal investigation into the shooting, and will also be investigating other crimes that were alleged to have occurred on that day by the suspect. 


Law Enforcement is seeking information on the identification of the person driving the white dodge ram pickup truck. Authorities need to speak with this possible victim on what occurred from Highway 103 E and 95 until the suspect exited the vehicle in Etoile. We are asking this person to please contact the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office at 936-560-7794 or their local DPS office. 


This is an ongoing investigation and no other information will be released at this time.

 

 

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Burn Ban Lifted For San Augustine County


 

 

 

 

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Stage & Bealls Stores Announce Expansion of Off-Price Conversion Strategy


 

 

Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) announced plans to convert an additional 100 stores to Gordmans off-price in 2020, bringing the total number of 2020 off-price conversions to 250. In 2019, the company expects to complete 89 conversions, including 37 converted stores in March, 35 converted stores and one new store in June, and 17 planned conversions in September.

 

The Company expects to end Fiscal 2019 with 158 Gordmans stores. Inclusive of the 100 additional conversions planned for next year, 2020 Gordmans store count will now exceed 400 stores and 2020 Gordmans sales are expected to be well in excess of 50% of total company sales.

 

 

Bealls in Center, TX

 

The Center, Texas Bealls store will be converted to a Gordmans store and the conversion should be completed in 2020.

 

 

 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

Homecoming - Friday Sept. 13th Itinerary-

9:00 am - Practice on the Football Field

12:30 pm - Luncheon at Frontier Cafe for Varsity Football Players (Compliments of Timpson Chamber of

                    Commerce)

1:00 pm  - Early Release from School

1:30 pm - Line Up for Parade in front of HS

2:00 pm - Parade

2:30 pm - Pep Rally on the Square

6:30 pm - Pictures With the Homecoming Court

7:00 pm - Introduction of Homecoming Court

7:30 pm - Kick-Off

 

Homecoming Duchesses and Sweethearts - See Attached.

 

Athletic Booster Club News - The Timpson Athletic Booster Club will be taking orders for BEAR FAN Yard Signs.  Orders must be received by Monday, September 16.  Please see attached form for more details.

 

Elementary Book Fair – Don't forget the Scholastic Book Fair is going on this week at the Elementary Library.  Drop by and see Mrs. Osby for the latest happenings.

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Tenaha Tiger News


 

 

September 9, 2019-Girls Fall Basketball Game in SEC 5:15 pm

September 11, 2019-Fall Pictures; JHCC @ Broaddus Invitational; Tiger Day Early Release 1:30 pm

September 12, 2019-JH/JV vs TK Gorman (There) 5:00 pm; Progress Reports

September 13, 2019-Tenaha vs TK Gorman (Home) 7:30 pm; Pep Rally 2:45 pm in SEC - “Glow Out the Crusaders” wear your neon or tie dye

September 14, 2019- VCC New Summerfield

September 16, 2019-Board Meeting 5:30 pm

September 18, 2019-Varsity/JH CC West Sabine Invitational

September 19, 2019-JH/JV vs San Augustine (Home) 5:00 pm

September 20, 2019-Staff Wellness Clinic; Tenaha vs San Augustine (There) 7:30 pm

September 25, 2019-Tiger Day Early Release 1:30 pm; Varsity/JH CC Zavalla Invitational

September 26, 2019-JH/JV vs Timpson (Home) 5:00 pm

September 27, 2019-End 1st Grading Period; Tenaha vs Timpson (There) 7:30 pm

September 28, 2019-Palestine Marching Festival

September 30, 2019-2nd Grading Period Begins; Dress Up Week (Dress Code Still Applies) Disney Day

October 1, 2019-JHFB, JHCC, HSCC, JH Cheer Pictures; Hawaiian Day

October 2, 2020-Candy Land Day

October 3, 2019-JH/JV vs Beckville (There) 5:00 pm; Jersey/Sport/Game Day

October 4, 2019-Early Release11:30 am; Spirit Day

October 5, 2019-Hall of Honor 9:30 am Café’; Parade 12:30 pm “Let the Games Begin”; Homecoming-Pregame 5:30 pm; Tigers vs Beckville Bearcats kickoff 6:00 pm; Varsity CC Poultry Festival 5K Chicken Run


Reminder: Tenaha Together Committee continues to support our community and needs the communities support as well.

 

A few of the things that have been done since the organization of the Tenaha Together Committee includes lights and tree for the square, banners around town,  and the beautiful brick signs entering the town.

 

Please, if you can make a donation to continue projects like these, send it to: Tenaha Together  c/o Scott Tyner - P. O. Box 318, Tenaha, Texas 75974

 

 


 

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Sam Samford Lodge Meeting


 

 

Sam Samford Lodge 149 will hold the monthly Stated Meeting on Tuesday Evening, 9/10/2019.  A covered dish meal will be served at 6:30 and the meeting will begin at 7:30. We will be receiving our District Deputy Grand Master.  Entered Apprentice and Fellowcraft  Masons are welcome. We hope to see you for a time of good food and fellowship.

 

 

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Public Thank You Letter From the Senior Site


 

 

Dear Shelby County,


Thank you all for the wonderful turnout for our Breakfast Fundraiser at the Senior Nutrition Site.  All the proceeds will go back to supporting our Senior Meal programs.  

 

Last year, we issued 17,888 warm meals and approximately 20,000 frozen meals to our seniors, serving around 37,888 meals to the people of Shelby County.  

 

We would also like to say a special “Thank You” to our sponsors and contributors.  We couldn’t have done this without your support.  We look forward to working with you in the future.  

 

Sincerely, 

Darlene Mitchell
Program Director
Senior Nutrition Site / Meals on Wheels

 

 

 

 

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Football Scores


 

 


Jefferson 51

Center 28


Lovelady 0

Tenaha 47


Alto 45

Timpson 0


Joaquin 34

Ore City 13


Shelbyville 7

Sabine 47


Garrison 38

Crockett 32


Gladewater 28

Atlanta 35


Athens 28

Rusk 16

 

Carthage 49

 

Liberty Eylau 7

 


 

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Flag Half Staff Alert


 

 

The Flag of the United States is to be flown at half staff in honor of Patriot Day, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, from sunrise to sunset in memory of those killed in the attacks on this day, 2001.

 

All flags flying with the US Flag should also be lowered.  If you have a flag that cannot be lowered respect for the day can be displayed by tying a black ribbon or chord at the top of the flagstaff.

 

 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Public Hearing & Regular Meeting


 

 

Public Hearing 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be conducted by the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court and will be held on the 11st day of September, 2019 at 9:15 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. Public Comments on Agenda items.

 

2. Discuss FY 2019-2020 Tax Rate.

 

3. Discuss FY 2019-2020 Proposed Budget.

 

4. Adjourn.

 

Regular Meeting 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Regular meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 11th day of September, 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 August 7, 2019, Special Meeting, August 14, 2019, Regular Meeting, August 19, 2019, Special Meeting, August 21, 2019, Special Meeting, August 28, 2019, Special Meeting, August 28, 2019, Public Hearing, 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 amend the Work Rules and Employee Responsibilities within the Shelby County Personnel Policy.

 

6. Discuss and possibly take action to disperse the Capital Credits for 2019.

 

7. Adopt County Holidays for 2020.

 

8. Discuss and possibly approve funds to the Shelby County Welfare Board in the FY 2019/2020 budget.

 

9. Adjourn.
 

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Wreck in Nacogdoches


 

 

 

 

 

 


UPDATE: US 59 at US 259 in Nacogdoches is clear and open for travel following an earlier crash. HazMat continues to work in the area. Drive safely.

 

 

ALERT: An 18-wheeler has overturned at the US 59/US 259 on-ramp in Nacogdoches. Traffic is being diverted to northbound crossovers on US 59. Motorists should prepare for delays as this scene clears. Reduce speed and stay alert as crews respond to clear the scene.

 

 

 

 

(Photo courtesy of Texas Department of Transportation)

 

 

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Tenaha ISD Homecoming and Hall of Honor Set for October 5th


 

 

 

The 66th Annual Homecoming for Tenaha ISD is set for Saturday, October 5th!  Honor Classes this year include 2009, 1999, 1989, 1979, 1969, 1959, 1949, and 1939.  The Hall of Honor induction ceremonies will kick off the day’s activities at 9:30am in the Tenaha High School cafetorium.  This year’s parade will begin at 12:30pm.  The 2019 Senior Class will host their annual lunch fundraiser beginning at 11:30 in downtown Tenaha.  Pre-game Homecoming Court ceremonies will begin at 5:30 at Raymond Jackson Stadium where the 2019 Homecoming Queen will be crowned.  Kick off for the Tigers vs Beckville Bearcats will be at 6pm!

 

If you would like to participate in the Homecoming parade please contact Judy Monroe at 936-248-5000 ext. 300. 

 

 

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Today's News 9-6-19


 

 

 

 

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Gas Leak in Center


 

 


On September 5, 2019, at around 1:30 p.m. there was a gas leak that occurred in the Center area, near the Community Funeral Home.  The Center Fire Department responded to the scene.

 

According to Center Fire Chief Keith Byndom, there was a worker cutting the road right of ways and cut a gas riser. The gas leak was plugged and stopped until the gas company could arrive to make repairs.

 

 

 

 

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An American Main Street Patriotic Event


 

 

The City of San Augustine Main Street Program and its co-sponsors will host the fifth annual "An American Main Street" on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at the Augus Museum Theater, in downtown San Augustine. The event will remember those who gave it all on 9-11 and recognize and honor all area First Responders, Law Enforcement, Military Service Organization, Emergency and Volunteer agencies countywide. The free to the public event will include a good ole American "chow-down", with lip-smacking food/drink! So mark your calendars and plan to be there to express your appreciation and cheer on our responders, especially considering the efforts and contributions after the tornado/storm damage that hit the community in April.

 

For more information contact: the City of San Augustine Main Street 936-201-9798.

 

 

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Work Beginning on Nacogdoches Loop


 

 

LUFKIN – Work is scheduled to begin Monday on SL 224 in Nacogdoches that will include daily lane closures.

 

Crews will begin applying an asphalt overlay to SL 224 beginning at the intersection of FM 2609/Appleby Sand Road and continue working toward US 59. Work zones are scheduled to be set beginning at 8:30 am each morning in order to accommodate school traffic. Work is expected to continue throughout the week.

 

Drewery Construction, Nacogdoches, will serve as contractor for the project that extends from FM 2259 to US 59 South. As this work progresses, motorists are urged to reduce speed and stay alert for workers and moving equipment through and near the work zone. Obey all traffic control and prepare for possible delays during peak travel hours.

 

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

 

 

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2019 Queens Court participants


 

 

The 43rd Poultry Festival Queen’s Court activities are underway.  Fourteen junior girls from area schools and their escorts are participating in the activities this year.

 

Thank you to this year’s Queen’s Court Sponsors:  Platinum Sponsor, High Roller Wells, LLC and Gold Sponsors, Dazzle Me Pink and Blue, Elite Hair Design and JML Management.

 

The Welcome Party and Photo Shoot was held on September 4th at the Community House. At this event, the Princesses, their escorts and a parent met for dinner and received information from the Committee.  Center High School Culinary Arts students prepared a delicious taco bar for the dinner.

 

A fun social for the Princesses and Escorts will be held on September 10th at The Reserve. Several more fun events are scheduled including a Masquerade Ball, the Doo Dah Parade and a Mother/Daughter Brunch.

 

The Princesses also have several rehearsals on the schedule.

 

The Coronation will be held on September 28th at 6:00 pm at Center High School Cafetorium.  General admission will be $5.00.  Tables and reserved seats may be purchased through the Chamber of Commerce at 598-3682.

 

The 2019 Princesses and their Escorts:
Tatum Mettauer, escorted by Jase Bird (Center)
Ashleigh McKim, escorted by Brandon Shields (Joaquin)
Azsahlia Cartwright, escorted by X’Zavier Cartwright (Shelbyville)
CaDayasia Garrett, escorted by Jakory Standley (Shelbyville)
Kristen Orsak, escorted by Logan Williams (Center)
Naquila Barnes, escorted by Slade Smith (Shelbyville)
Taylor Horton, escorted by Jake Hanson (Center)
Paige Estes, escorted by Tyler Fountain (Tenaha)
Kennedy Bush, escorted by Jake Liker (Center)
Morgan Jefferson, escorted by Colton Crawford (Shelbyville)
Brooklinn Penning, escorted by Colton Kimbrough (Joaquin)
Kaitlin Williams, escorted by Garren Dubea (Center)
Camryn Crouch, escorted by Jack Callen Watlington (Center)
Katelyn Duvon, escorted by Mason Perry (Center)

 

The Children of the Court:
Harlow Hutchins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hutchins
Baylin Phelps, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Phelps
Presley Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Justin Campbell
William Blackshear, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil Blackshear

 

Pageant Committee:
Caroline Corbell, Chairman
Haley Link
Sharisse McAdams
Shannell Ruiz
Jesse Wiggins

 

 

 

 

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Football Schedules


 

 


The Center Roughriders will take on the Jefferson Bulldogs a home game for Center this Friday, September 6, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. this will be covered live on KDET 930 AM broadcast by your Center Radio Team. 

 

The Shelbyville Dragons will take on the Sabine Cardinals in Sabine, away game for Shelbyville this Friday, September 6, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. 

 

The Timpson Bears will take on the Alto Yellowjackets a home game for Timpson this Friday, September 6, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.

 

The Tenaha Tigers will take on the Lovelady Lions in Tenaha this Friday, September 6, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. This will also be broadcast live on KQBB 100.5 FM, with Don Wall giving you the play by play action. 

 

The Joaquin Rams will have an away game vs. the Ore City Rebels this Friday, September 6, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.

 

The San Augustine Wolves varsity team will have a bye this week.

 

The Garrison Bulldogs football team will go up against the Crockett Bulldogs in Crockett this Friday, September 6, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. 

 

The Logansport Tigers will take on the Sterlington Panthers on Friday, September 6, 2019, at 7 p.m.

 

The Center and Tenaha games will also have the audio streaming on our website at cbc-radio.com


 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

Thurs. Sept. 5th  –  JV Football – Away vs. Alto @ 5:00 p.m. – TLB JH Volleyball vs. Shelbyville – Home @ 4:30 p.m.

 

Fri. Sept. 6th  - Pep rally is @ 1:30 p.m. - School is not dismissed early

 

Fri. Sept. 6th - Varsity Football  - Home vs. Alto @ 7:30 p.m. – TLB Volleyball  - Away vs. Sabine @ 4:30 p.m. 

 

Team Store – The Team Store will be open Thursday at 4:00 p.m. for the Jr. High volleyball game and Friday at 6:00 p.m. for the home football game.

 

 

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New Additions to the Tiger Teaching Staff


 

 

Tenaha ISD Begins the Year with New Additions to the Teaching Staff

 


Tenaha ISD students have begun the new school year with new faces in the classroom.  There are eight new additions to the teaching staff at Tenaha ISD.  Tenaha ISD takes pride in providing the best education possible and is excited to welcome new teachers to the Tenaha ISD family. The staff and students are looking forward to another stellar year.

 

 

 

 

Breanna Ball-Elementary Special Education Teacher
Breanna graduated Cum Laude in May of 2016 Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science Interdisciplinary Studies Degree with an emphasis in Special Education.  She states that there are two main things that she wants out of her career, not money or status, but rather to be able to make a positive impact on people’s lives and to truly enjoy what she does.  Her goal is to provide young people with the same opportunities that were provided to her.  Teaching has always been her calling as a career, and her passion lies within special education. 

 

 

 

Daniel Ball-Middle School/High School Math and Coach

Coach Ball graduated from Texas A&M University in May of 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics.  For the upcoming school year, he will be teaching 6th-grade math.  He will also be serving as an assistant football coach and head baseball coach.

 

 

Marlon Garrett-Career and Technology Teacher and Coach
Coach Garrett attended Kilgore College and earned an Associate’s degree in Arts & Science.  He has also attended SFA where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing.  He also possesses a Master’s in Educational Leadership from American Intercontinental University.  This is Coach Garrett’s 5th year in education. Prior to beginning his career in education, he spent 16 years in the private business sector.


Coach Garrett is dedicated to the success of all students.  His goal is to see students set goals in life and work hard to reach those goals.  He is inspired to be a motivator for kids and show them that anything is possible if you work hard enough.  This year Coach Garrett is looking forward to building a strong relationship with all of the kids at Tenaha ISD.  Coach Garrett states that he wants to know that they can always go to him with any situation they have going on in their life.

 

 


                                                        
Shonda Elliott-Pk-4 Teacher
Mrs. Elliott received her Early Childhood degree in 1999 from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  She has taught students in grades PreK through 6th grade in North Carolina, Louisiana, and Texas.  She is a veteran educator with 18 years of experience.

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Myers-Middle School/High School Science
Mrs. Myers began teaching in 2001 as a Middle School Science teacher after graduating from SFA in Nacogdoches.  In 2004 she received her Master’s in Library and Information Systems from North Texas in Denton.  Mrs. Myers has a well-rounded teaching career.  She has been a librarian, yearbook teacher, UIL coordinator and completed her Administrator’s certification.  She has a passion for teaching.  In her free time she enjoys training dogs in competitive obedience, agility, nose work, rally and barn hunt.  She also shows dogs in conformation, which is the pretty dogs prancing around the ring!  During the summer she enjoys teaching swimming lessons to a number of children in Carthage and surrounding areas.

 

 

 

Bekah Rogers-High School Science
Ms. Rogers graduated from East Texas Baptist University in Marshall in 2011.  She has a passion for sports and played college basketball for the East Texas Baptist University Lady Tigers.   Ms. Rogers began her teaching career in 2012 and loves being involved in education and working with kids every day.

 

 

 

Cindy Pinder-1st Grade Teacher
Mrs. Pinder is a veteran teacher.  This will be her 18th year teaching kindergarten or first grade.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Steven F Austin State University in 2000.  Mrs. Pinder and her husband Denny have lived in Stanley, Louisiana for the past 26 years.  They have two sons and a daughter and seven grandchildren.  Mrs. Pinder enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

 

 

 


Jacqueline Scheider-4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Science
Mrs. Schneider began teaching science in 2001.  Prior to becoming a science teacher, she practiced as an emergency room nurse in Houston, Texas.  Mrs. Schneider enjoys the educational field and considers herself lucky to be able to have a job that gives so many rewards.  She has earned a degree in Medical Records Technology, and a bachelor degree in nursing.  Mrs. Schneider and her husband have three children and four grandchildren which are her heart and soul!  Mrs. Schneider and her husband travel around the country hiking through different parks with their dogs. 

 

 

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TxDOT Alert


 

 

ALERT: Motorists should reduce speed on US 259 north of Nacogdoches as crews are milling the lanes from SH 204 to the county line. We are receiving reports this morning of excessive speed through this work zone. Motorists should slow down through all TxDOT work zones, be alert to workers and moving equipment. Obey all traffic control, work zone speed limits and law enforcement in the area. We all want to get home safely.

 

 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Results 9-4-19


 

 


On the morning of September 4, 2019, the Shelby County Commissioners' Court met in the Courtroom of the active Shelby County Courthouse located at 200 San Augustine Street, in Center, TX and took the following actions:

 

1. They approved and paid and weekly expenses. 

 

2. They approved the current payroll.

 

3. No public comments were given on the agenda items.

 

4. The court took action regarding the County Road speed limit signs for Pct.4, the decision will affect the entire county, as now official speed limits can be set and posted where they are needed on county roads. 

 

5. Josh McAdams addressed the Commissioners Court to close 696 feet of County Road 1039. The Court agreed to proceed within two weeks pending McAdams files all the proper paperwork within that time.  

 

 

Josh McAdams

 

6. They discussed and approved amendments to be added to the County Travel policy. Which included the following:

 

1. Any county employee that has an issued (or available) reliable county vehicle for travel use will not use their personal vehicle for county business. If the employee chooses to use their personal vehicle, the expense will be reimbursed as if it is a county vehicle and that is to provide gas receipts for reimbursement. It will not be reimbursed at the personal vehicle rate. Any exception to this policy must be approved prior to the travel by the Commissioners' Court.

 

2. Any prisoner is to be transported in a county-owned vehicle only - no exceptions other than an ambulance or approved law enforcement transport company. (This amendment was also approved by Sheriff Willis Blackwell) 

 

 

7. They discussed and approved the Cooperative Road Agreement between Shelby County and USDA, Forest Service National Forest and Grasslands in Texas. This was just a renewal of the already existing agreement.  

 

 

A representative with the Forest Service

 

 

8. Lastly, the court adjourned.

 

 

 

 

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Center Fire Department Respond to Fire


 

 

 

 

 

 

On September 4, 2019, at around 2 p.m. there was a report of a house fire received by the Center Fire Department. Fortunately, upon arrival at the home on Brooks Street, it was revealed to be a stove fire that had already been extinguished.

 

 

 

Center Fire Department responding to call

 

Swepco was called to disconnect the meter so an electrical inspection could be done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelbyville School Board Meeting


 

 

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Shelbyville Independent School District will be held on Monday, September 9, 2019, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the Board Room of the Shelbyville Independent School District at 5322 St. Hwy. 87 S, Shelbyville, Texas.
 
The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice. Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time. 

 

1. Call to order
2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
3. Open forum
4. Consent agenda 
a. Minutes of the August 12, 2019, and August 29, 2019, meetings of the board
b. Monthly financial reports
5. Consider for approval
a. Change in October board meeting date
6. Principal’s Reports
a. Campus events
b. Recognition of Staff and/or Students
7. Superintendent’s Reports
a. Construction Report
b. Articles of Interest
c. General Updates
8. Executive Session
a. Resignations/Employment
b. Personnel
9.  Adjournment

 

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Commissioners Approve New Projects for Lufkin District


 

 

LUFKIN – Texas Transportation Commissioners last week approved more than $817.3 million in new construction projects statewide, with $6.8 million approved for the Lufkin District. Commissioners also approved more than $33.6 million is maintenance contracts, with $3.3 million approved for the Lufkin District.

 

Shelby, San Augustine and Sabine counties were approved for a $3.3 million construction project. Gibson & Assoc. Inc., Balch Springs, TX will serve as contractor for the project that includes:

 

US 96 at Flat Fork Creek in Shelby County: For the construction of bridge maintenance consisting of a polymer deck overlay, joint repairs and erosion repairs.


SH 103 at Chinquapin Creek in San Augustine County: For the construction of bridge maintenance consisting of substructure repairs and erosion repairs.


SH 103 at Ayish Bayou in San Augustine County: For the construction of bridge maintenance consisting of a polymer deck overlay, joint sealing and substructure repairs.


SH 103 at Palo Gaucho Bayou in Sabine County: For the construction of bridge maintenance consisting of concrete deck repairs, a polymer deck overlay and joint repairs.


SH 147 at Angelina River in San Augustine County: For the construction of bridge maintenance consisting of concrete deck repairs, a polymer deck overlay and joint sealing.
 

US 59 in Polk County was approved for a $1.5 million construction project. SCR Civil Construction LLC, Richmond, TX will serve as contractor for the project that includes:

 

At Alexander Creek: For the construction of bridge maintenance consisting of concrete deck repairs, substructure repairs and erosion repairs.


At McCardell Slough Northbound: For the construction of bridge maintenance consisting of concrete deck repairs and concrete superstructure repairs.


At McCardell Slough Southbound: For the construction of bridge maintenance consisting of concrete deck repairs, joint sealing, cleaning and painting.
 

Lake Livingston State Park in Polk County was approved for a $1.9 million construction project designed to rehabilitate the roadways, campsite pullouts and camping areas with the application of an asphalt overlay in Pin Oak and Hercules camping areas. Drewery Construction, Nacogdoches, TX will serve as contractor for the project.

Maintenance projects approved include:

 

SH 7 in Nacogdoches County was approved for a $413,947 project that includes upgrading metal beam guard fence in various locations from Carrizo Creek to west of Martinsville. 3LW Civil LLC, Mason TX, will serve as contractor.


San Jacinto, Houston, Polk and Trinity counties were approved for a $1.9 million project that will include mill and inlay operations in various locations. Moore Brothers Construction, Lufkin TX, will serve as contractor.


Shelby, Angelina and Nacogdoches counties were approved for a $939,778 project that will include mill and inlay operations in various locations. Moore Brothers Construction, Lufkin TX will serve as contractor.
 

As these construction projects begin, motorists are urged to stay alert, obey all traffic control and reduce speed in and near a work zone. Pre-construction meetings will be held in the coming days to determine timelines for each project.

 

For more information on construction projects and road closures statewide, visit drivetexas.org. For more information on Lufkin District projects, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395.

 

 

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Fillies Fall to Temple


 

 

The Panola College Fillies fell short on Tuesday to Temple in a close five-set match (25-21, 23-25, 25-12, 18-25, 13-15). 

 

Offensively, Mikayla Ware led with 17 kills, while Mylena Testoni and Nyah Walker followed with 10 each. Maria Idjilov dished out 47 assists for the night. 

 

At the net, April Brown and Idjilov chipped in two block assists. Libero Hannah Floyd and Ware led the defense with 18 digs apiece, while Idjilov followed with 14. 

 

"Tonight was a tough loss but something our team will grow and learn from," said Head Coach Nicole Thorn. "We knew Temple would come out and play well and in order to beat them, we needed to match or exceed their energy and unfortunately we did not do that tonight. They exposed some of our weaknesses which is great because it gives us some looks on what else we need to work on. We have to remember, it's early in the season and thankfully we have time to get better at some of these things before we start conference play.  Congratulations to Temple, they are a great team and played very well tonight."

 

The Fillies will return to action next week as they travel to Brookhaven and Northlake College for matches at 3 pm and 7 pm on Tuesday, September 10th. Go Fillies!

 

 

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VFW VJ Day Observation


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On September 4th, 2019 at 10 a.m. the local VFW Post 8904 and the Auxillary held a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of VJ (Victory Over Japan) Day. 

 

The event was held in Center, Texas on the downtown Center city square at the historic Shelby County Courthouse. 

 

The event was lead by the VFW Post Quartermaster Larry Hume and after he delivered his opening speech, those attending the event took turns at the podium reading the names of people from Shelby County who served in the Pacific war. 

 

 

 

 

Taps was played by a post member and the ceremony came to a close. The group as is now a custom had their picture taken by the local media. 

 

 

For more photos click here.

 

 

 

 

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Center High School Continues Meals-on-Wheels Partnership!


 

 

The Center High School Culinary Dept., Southwest Foods and the local Meals on Wheels program are partnering for the third year to provide weekend meals for senior citizens.  

 

 

Photo: Cecily Gibson and Trinity Moore

 

Culinary students Jorge Valdez, Alexa Morales and Andrea Morales have launched this year's program by working with Southwest Food staff to package and freeze un-served food each day after lunch; meals are picked up by Meal-on-Wheels staff at the end of the week.  

 

 

Photo by: Adam Ramirez
From left to right: Alexa Morales, Jorge Valdez, and Andrea Morales

 

Recovered, frozen meals are delivered with Friday's lunch and available for weekend consumption to bridge the Saturday-Sunday meal gap for program participants. During the 2018-19 school year, 6,225 meals were recovered and shared through the program!

 


 

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News from Joaquin ISD ACT Test Info



Juniors and Seniors wishing to take the ACT this fall will need to sign up in the office with Mrs. Carmen before the end of the day Friday, September 6, 2019.   If you have questions, please contact the high school counselor.  

 

 

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Please Fly your Flags until 9-11-19


 

 

The flags that are currently up will remain flying until after Wed. Sept. 11th (a week from today). We want to be sure they are flying for 9.11. 

 

- Alease Copelin at Center ISD

 

 

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Texas Outdoor Burn Bans


 

 

 

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Three Vehicle Wreck on Hwy 7 East and Loop 500


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On September 3, 2019, at around 3:20 p.m. there was a three-vehicle wreck involving a white Ford Taurus passenger car, a white GMC Sierra truck, and a white Chevrolet 4x4 High Country truck at the intersection of HWY 7 East and Loop 500 at the edge of Center, Texas. 

 

 

 

White GMC Sierra Truck

 

No fatalities or injuries were observed on the scene. The Center Fire Department, Center Police Department, along with Allegiance Mobile Health, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office and Texas DPS troopers all responded to the scene of the accident. 

 

 

 

White Ford Taurus Passenger Car 

 

Emergency crews performed traffic control as wrecker services towed away, the vehicles. Traffic continued but at a slower pace until the road was cleared of the wrecked vehicles. Sand Hill Wrecker service hauled off the white GMC truck, Hughes Wrecker Services towed away, the white Chevrolet truck and East Texas Towing & Storage hauled off the white Ford Taurus passenger car. The scene was cleared and traffic resumed it's normal flow. 

 

 

 

White Chevrolet 4x4 High Country

 

 

 

 


 

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Tenaha City Council Meeting


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the governing body of the City of Tenaha will be held on the 12th day of September 2019 at 5:30 pm at the City Hall, 238 North George Bowers Drive, Tenaha, Texas, at which time the following subjects will be discussed.  


Agenda:


1. Call Meeting to Order


2. Pledge and Prayer


3. Roll Call to establish that a quorum is present 


4. Council will enter Closed Session accordance to Section 551.071. Consultations with Attorney. Section 551.071 authorizes a governmental body to consult with its attorney in an executive session to seek his or her advice on legal matters. It provides as follows: A governmental body may not conduct a private consultation with its attorney except: (1) when the governmental body seeks the advice of its attorney about: (A) pending or contemplated litigation; or (B) a settlement offer; or (2) on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the governmental body under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with this chapter.


5. Return to Open Session and Action if Required


6. Adjourn

 

 

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Patriot Day Program


 

 

VFW POST 8904 REMEMBERS SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

 

Those who we lost on September 11, 2001, will forever hold a cherished place in our hearts and in the history of our nation. By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001, (Public Law 107-89), Congress authorized the president to designate September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day" to perpetuate the memory of those who perished in the attack on America and to pursue peace and justice in the world and security at home.

 

Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary invite the citizens of Shelby County to join them at their annual Patriot Day Observance, Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 at the Veterans Memorial, 1885 Historic Shelby County Courthouse.  The program will begin at 10:00 am and include Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, remarks by Shelby County First Responders and a Memorial Wreath laying.  The program will be closed with the playing of Taps.

 

If you cannot join us, we urge all citizens to take a moment to remember the over 3000 innocent people who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Sacrifice is meaningless without remembrance. America’s collective consciousness demands that all citizens recall and be aware of the deaths of their fellow countrymen. Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunup until sunset on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019.  More information contact Post-Quartermaster Larry Hume, at 598-2976.

 

 

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Larry Hume VJ Day Invite


 

 

 

 

 

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Boudin Specialty Meats


 

 

Boudin Specialty Meats is open for business they are located at 411 Hurst Street, in Center, Texas.

 

They will be bringing a little cajun flavor to our area with their tasty cajun boudin and other great tasting meats. For more information call Brandon at 1-337-317-3445.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Center ISD Upcoming Events


 

 

 

Upcoming Events


Tuesday, September 3rd


CHS Volleyball vs. Hemphill here
Cultural Exploration Club


Parent meeting at 6:00 pm at CHS
Tennis vs Bullard here


Class Ring Orders

 


Thursday, September 5th 

 

MS Volleyball at CMS

 

MS Football Scrimmage at Carthage


9th-grade Football vs Athens here


JV Football at Jefferson

 


Friday, September 6th  

 

CHS Volleyball vs John Tyler


Pep Rally at CHS 2:55 pm


Varsity Football here vs Jefferson


Athletic Events in Progress
are:


Volleyball, Cross Country, Team Tennis, and Football Come and support your Lady
Riders and Riders!


Schedules can found under the Athletic Department link of the District’s website.

 

 


 

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Joaquin Senior Parent Meeting


 

 

Senior Parent Meeting
September 23, 2019
6:00 p.m.
Joaquin High School Auditorium

 

Topics to be Discussed:

 

Applying for College
ACT
TSI
Scholarships
Applying for Financial Aid, Representative from Panola College 
Senior Activities during the year

 

 

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Santa's Christmas Parade Committee Announces a "Songs of the Season" theme


 

 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Santa’s Christmas Parade Committee announces the 2019 parade will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 beginning at 6:00 pm.  The Parade is presented by Shelby Savings Bank.  The theme for this year’s parade is “Songs of the Season”.

Categories for the 2019 Parade will include Individuals, Schools, Businesses, Churches and Civic Organizations.  Judges will award cash prizes to the top three places in each category.  The Float Competition Sponsor is the City of Center.

 

Parade float entry registration is free and completed applications must be returned to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office by Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

 

We hope there will be a lot of entries.  Decorate your pick up truck,  golf cart, horse and buggy, etc.  Join in the holiday festivities and have fun!

 

The Taste of the Holidays, sponsored by Shelby Savings Bank, will be held on Thursday, December 5th at the Windham Civic Center from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  There will be delicious food samplings available.

 

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

 


    

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East Texas Poultry Festival Kicks Off with Chicken Fajita Lunch and Doo Dah Parade


 

 

The 43rd Annual East Texas Poultry Festival kicks off with the Chicken Fajita Lunch, sponsored by East Texas Poultry Supply, Wednesday, September 25th at 11:00 a.m. on the Historic Downtown Center Square. 

 

According to Chairman, Bryan Wages, the lunch includes two chicken fajitas, chips, salsa and a drink for $7 per plate and delivery is available for 5 or more advance orders by calling 936-598-3682, faxing an order form to 936-598-5032 or emailing info@shelbycountychamber.com by Friday, September 20th. An order form for the Fajita Lunch, as well as other Poultry Festival Events, is available at the Chamber of Commerce offices on the historic downtown square or on the Poultry Festival Event page on the Chamber website, www.shelbycountychamber.com.

 

The Doo Dah Parade will be held later in the day on the 25th.  Center Tire Company is the Platinum Sponsor for the Doo Dah Parade.  Participants will line up at Farmers State Bank Drive-Thru at 4:00.  The parade will circle the historic downtown square led by the Shelby County Junior Chamber of Commerce at 4:30.  Everyone is encouraged to either watch or participate in the parade.  Ride your bike, bring your pet (on a leash), promote your business or organization!  Just show up ready to have fun!

 

For more information, please call the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682, email us at info@shelbycountychamber.com or visit our new website www.shelbycountychamber.com and click on the event page to find all Poultry Festival information.

 

 

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VJ Day Observance (Victory over Japan)


 

 

World War II came to an end with the formal surrender of the Japanese on September 2, 1945, aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay and this day has become known as VJ Day (Victory over Japan).

                                        

Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will hold an observance on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse in Center. 

 

The program will begin at 10:00 am and the names of those from Shelby County lost in the pacific war and those still missing in action will be read.  A memorial wreath will be placed on the Veterans Memorial in honor.  Taps will be played to end the program.  If you know of a WW II Veteran that served in the Pacific and can attend or you would like to represent them, please contact Post QM Larry Hume 598-2976.  The public as always is cordially invited.

 

 

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DPS Urges Safe Driving on Labor Day


Click here for the press release.

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Woman Arrested by Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office for Drugs


A Cushing woman has been arrested by the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office for drugs after a traffic stop near Cushing last night.  Around 10:00 pm Deputies stopped a Red Honda Elantra passenger car for a traffic violation on FM 225 North in the 13000 block. 
Two subjects were in the motor vehicle during the traffic stop. After contact with the driver of the motor vehicle, deputies made contact with the passenger in the motor vehicle. Both subjects has nervous demeanor and gave conflicting statements. Deputies obtained consent to search the motor vehicle. Deputies observed the suspect attempt to conceal contraband on her person. Deputies discovered that the suspect Leslie Grider was in possession of  4 grams of crystal methamphetamine. 
Leslie Grider 41 years of age was booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail on Possession of a controlled substance a 3rd felony. 

A Nacogdoches man has been arrested on several felony charges after a traffic stop by Deputies with NCSO. On Thursday morning around 12:40 am, deputies stopped a blue Nissan passenger car for two traffic violations in 1400 block of FM 2609. 
The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle were identified as Jaqualin Sessions, 20 years of age. Upon contact with the driver, deputies smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle.  Upon searching the vehicles deputies found two handguns, marijuana and multiple containers of pills of different types to include ecstasy. 
One of the weapons found in the vehicle had previously been reported through the Nacogdoches Police Department as stolen. The vehicle was reportedly stolen from a vehicle within the city in early August of this year. 
Sessions was arrested at the scene and booked in at the Nacogdoches County Jail on two second-degree felony charges for possession of a controlled substance and one third degree felony charge for possession of a controlled substance. Sessions was also charged with Theft of a firearm a State Jail felony, possession of marijuana a class A misdemeanor and prohibited weapon a 3rd felony.  Total bond was set at $97,500 dollars.  

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